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Trump’s Foreign Trip Sends Strong Message That American Leadership Is Back

President Donald Trump’s visit to the Middle East and Europe is framing the parameters of his foreign policy style. That style is characterized by forcefully stating American priorities based on strong traditional alliances, religious inclusiveness, and national interest. In his speech to Arab leaders in …

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Why Washington Hates Trump’s Budget

The Trump administration is getting pushback on its 2018 federal budget, and it’s coming from elected officials on both sides of the aisle. Why does Washington find the budget plan so distasteful? As our video explains, maybe it’s because President Donald Trump’s budget focuses more …

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Key Takeaways From CBO Score of the Republican Health Care Bill

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) updated their score of the House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA) this week, prior to its being sent over to the Senate. This budgetary analysis projects that if passed into law, the AHCA would reduce the number of insured by …

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In 3 Charts, the Biggest Revelations From New Obamacare Study

Health care costs continue to rise under Obamacare. A report released Tuesday by the Department of Health and Human Services shows a significant hike in the average cost of individual plans since 2013 in 39 states. In 2013, the average annual cost of a premium …

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North Carolina Strikes Out a Fifth Time at the Supreme Court Over Redistricting

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the latest redistricting plan from North Carolina on Monday, holding that the state legislature had impermissibly used race in the redistricting process for two congressional districts. The decision in Cooper v. Harris was confusing and did not clarify what …

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San Francisco Creates Legal Office to Defend Illegal Immigrants From Deportation

The San Francisco Public Defender’s Office launched a new unit Tuesday dedicated to representing illegal immigrants faced with deportation and focused on providing local tax money for cases heard in the city’s federal immigration courts. The special immigration division, one of only three such programs …

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Students and Faculty Protesters Demand Punishment of College Republicans Group

Student and faculty protesters rushed a college administration building Monday calling for the school to punish its College Republicans group. Orange Coast College faculty and students protested the school’s College Republicans chapter after the group published emails from OCC professor Jessica Alabi to Orange Coast College …

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Trump’s Budget Moves Higher Education in the Right Direction

President Donald Trump released his budget proposal on Tuesday, which includes some dramatic changes to higher education funding. While there is still room for improvement, the president’s proposals would be a significant first step in reducing the federal government’s role in higher education and giving …

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Premiums Doubled Once Obamacare Took Full Effect, Report Says

Obamacare introduced new regulations into the health care marketplace that contributed to premiums doubling after the legislation took full effect in 2014, according to a report the Department of Health and Human Services released Tuesday evening. HHS compared premiums in the exchange marketplaces in 2013, one …

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I Grew Up in Chavez’s Socialist Venezuela. Here’s What I Think About Current Crisis.

Venezuela’s air is thick with tear gas and its streets are stained with the blood of its youth. The South American nation has been reduced to a battlefield as government forces brutally pummel protestors. For the past fifty days, Venezuelans throughout the country have taken …

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