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Dems Get Ready To Blame Russia If They Don't Take The House In November

Election 2018: Democrats expect that fierce anti-Trump sentiment will sweep them into power in the House, if not the Senate, this November. If that fails to happen, they are already preparing their excuse: Russian meddling. X Just as in 2016, Democrats — as well as …

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Dodd-Frank: Taking A Chisel, Not A Hammer, To This Awful Law Isn't Enough — But It's A Start

Financial Crisis: After nearly a decade of failure, the banking regulations passed in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis are about to get a rewrite in Congress. And, surprisingly, the reform will be truly bipartisan, with some 12 Democrats supporting the changes. X The …

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Flippy The Burger-Flipping Robot Just Destroyed The Case For Minimum-Wage Hikes

Wages: On Monday, CaliBurger started its newest “employee,” a learning robot that can cook 150 hamburgers an hour. Flippy doesn’t just flip hamburgers, he exposes why raising the minimum-wage hurts workers. X Flippy, built my Miso Robotics, uses thermal imaging to tell it precisely when …

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Universal Basic Idiocy, Pt. II

Welfare: Long favored on the left, the idea of a universal basic income (UBI) is enjoying a current vogue even among some conservatives. But don’t be confused by the bipartisanship: no matter who likes the idea, it’s a bad one. X The UBI idea has …

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Here's The Real Inflation Problem We Face Today

Prices: After years when inflation concerns seemed all but forgotten, it is suddenly on everyone’s mind. But how many know that government policies are a major contributor to rising prices? XWe’ve hit a curious stretch in the economy, where positive economic signs send the stock …

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Sorry, Mr. President: Your Trade Protectionism Will Cost The U.S. Dearly

Trade: Protectionism is a political feel-good policy that does nothing for the economy. It’s a big cost with very few tangible benefits. That’s why President Trump has made a big mistake in imposing big tariffs on steel and aluminum. X We understand, of course, that …

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Attn. Gun Control Advocates: We Banned Assault Weapons Before … And It Didn't Work

Gun Control: Maybe they are too young to know, or have faulty memories, but whatever the reason, all those pushing for a ban on “assault weapons” in the wake of the Florida school shooting ignore the fact that the last time the country imposed such …

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Supreme Court Should End Unions' Stranglehold On State, Local Workers

Big Labor: The case of Janus v. AFSCME, now before the Supreme Court, pits an Illinois state employee against a giant government employees’ union in a fight over forcing nonunion workers to pay union fees. That U.S. law still lets states force public employees to …

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The GOP Tax Cuts Are Benefitting Blacks, Hispanics And Women Most, Survey Finds

Election 2018: A new survey shows that not only are most people — including minorities and women — seeing extra money in their paychecks thanks to the GOP tax cuts, but Trump is benefitting as well. What will Nancy “Crumbs” Pelosi have to say about …

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Did Fed Just Warn That Four Rate Hikes Are Coming In 2018?

The Fed: The question for months has been, will the Fed raise rates four times, or only three? After new Fed chief Jerome Powell’s first testimony to Congress on Tuesday, “four” now looks like the right answer. But will that take rates up too far, …

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