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Podcast: The Effects of Roy Moore’s Loss

What does losing a Republican in the Senate mean? How liberal is Doug Jones, the Democrat who did win in Alabama last night? What about the long-term implications for the GOP, given the sexual misconduct allegations Roy Moore faced? We discuss. Plus: the House and …

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After Conference Agreement, Trump Pledges ‘Giant’ Tax Cut for Middle Class

Bryant Glick was among five speakers grateful to President Donald Trump Wednesday as sweeping tax reform moves closer to passage. “Well done. Many of your predecessors promised this reform was coming. But you did it,” said Glick, of New Holland, Pennsylvania, attending a White House …

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After Texts Show Bias of FBI Agents in Russia Probe, GOP Lawmakers Question Justice Official in Testy Hearing

Revelations that FBI investigators who were part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s team sent each other derogatory text messages about Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign dominated a House hearing Wednesday featuring the No. 2 Justice Department official. The electronic messages disparaging Trump fit into …

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An Historical Perspective on the Quest for Financial Stability and the Monetary Policy Regime

via Economics Working PapersEconomics Working Paper WP17108 Continue Reading....

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Trump, One Year Later

Image credit: istockvia Defining IdeasIndependent voters are essential to Republican electoral success, but Trump has lost some support among them.  Continue Reading....

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MSNBC's Meacham: Doug Jones Win Is 'Good News for the Country'

On Wednesday’s MSNBC Live with Craig Melvin, MSNBC contributor and historian Jon Meacham made no pretense of being unbiased as he used a Winston Churchill quote to declare Democrat Doug Jones’s victory over Roy Moore in Alabama to be “the right thing,” and added that …

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Aborted Baby Parts Sellers Are Shut Down; The View's Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar Hardest Hit

In November 2015, Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar at The View rudely shut down then-presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, insisting that she was lying when she stated that Planned Parenthood had admitted to harvesting baby parts from aborted fetuses. On Friday, Orange County’s district attorney announced a …

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Nets Blackout Damning Text Messages from Pro-Hillary FBI Agents

On Wednesday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was put through the wringer by House Republicans in an open hearing to discuss the derogatory text messages sent by anti-Trump/pro-Hillary FBI officials. The texts included name-calling directed at Trump but also included a cryptic message about an …

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The SALT deduction and the cartelization of the compound republic – Ep. 87: Googlenomics – AEI

The deductibility of state and local taxes from the federal income tax base — the SALT deduction — is likely to be limited under the tax legislation now being negotiated between House and Senate conferees. My colleague Stan Veuger recently expressed some ambivalence about the …

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FCC to vote on net neutrality rules tomorrow – Ep. 87: Googlenomics – AEI

Tomorrow, the five Federal Communications Commissioners (FCC) vote on the proposed repeal of the Obama-era net neutrality rules. It is expected that the vote will be 3-to-2 in favor of Chairman Ajit Pai’s repeal proposal which favors instead “light-touch” regulations that require Internet Service Providers …

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