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A School Named After Jefferson Davis Will Be Renamed After Obama

A dominantly black public school in Mississippi named after Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederate States in the 1860s, will be renamed after former President Barrack Obama, according to a report released Wednesday. Stakeholders in the school voted earlier this month at the Jackson Public …

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Foiled Terror Plot Raises Number of Plots, Attacks to 98 Since 9/11

The Justice Department unsealed criminal charges earlier this month against three men for plotting to attack New York City in 2016. The plotters were arrested at different times in 2016 and 2017, in different parts of the world. Since this plot occurred in the past …

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Trump: Tax Reform ‘Will Lift Our People From Welfare to Work’

President Donald Trump promoted his tax reform plan at The Heritage Foundation’s President’s Club, and also touted American values, the Constitution, and “God-given rights.” “We will lift our people from welfare to work, from dependence to independence, and from poverty to total beautiful prosperity,” Trump …

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The Facts About Who Pays the Most in Taxes in America

Politicians exploit public ignorance. Few areas of public ignorance provide as many opportunities for political demagoguery as taxation. Today some politicians argue that the rich must pay their fair share and label the proposed changes in tax law as tax cuts for the rich. Let’s …

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Deduction for State and Local Taxes Stunts Economic Growth, Group Warns

Congress should get rid of federal taxpayers’ deduction for state and local income taxes because it ends up costing most taxpayers billions of dollars, an organization that advocates state-level reforms says in an open letter to lawmakers. Removing the deduction will save $1.5 trillion over …

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Trump Backs Temporary Obamacare Fix, but Thinks Votes Are There for Obamacare Replacement

President Donald Trump said Obamacare is “virtually dead,” but appears ready to keep it on life support for another two years. Just days after ending subsidies to insurance companies, an executive policy put in place under President Barack Obama with no approval from Congress, the …

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EPA Pushes Back on Practice That Environmentalist Groups Used to Dictate Agenda

When environmental pressure groups can promote their agendas through closed-door rule-making with the Environmental Protection Agency, something has gone seriously wrong with the regulatory process. This is precisely what has been happening at federal agencies in recent years—but not for much longer at the EPA. …

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More Cases of Voter Fraud Pile Up As Liberals Look the Other Way

The Heritage Foundation added another round of cases this week to our ever-growing Election Fraud Database. Accounting for these new additions, the database now documents 1,088 proven instances of election fraud, including 949 cases that have resulted in criminal convictions, 48 that have ended in …

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McConnell Says 20-Week Abortion Ban Has Full Backing of the Senate

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that the 20-week abortion ban has the Senate’s full support following Monday’s presser on tax reform. “It’s supported by virtually all of my members and we expect to have a vote on it at some point,” said McConnell, R-Ky. …

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In Our System, Punishment Should Fit the Crime

Violent crime did increase in the United States in 2016. But not everywhere. Baltimore, Chicago, and St. Louis have all suffered a large increase in murders the past few years, while communities like Omaha, Austin, and Miami have seen crime go down. There are many …

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