Former Vice President Joe Biden tried to take credit for ending private prisons during his time under the Obama administration, but his claim failed even a CNN factcheck. “No more mandatory minimums, period,” Biden said during a speech at the South Carolina Democratic Party Convention. “End private prisons, which we did in our bill, period.”
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President Donald Trump has recently mused to confidants about withdrawing from a longstanding defense treaty with Japan that he thinks treats the U.S. unfairly, according to three people familiar with the matter. Trump regards the accord as too one-sided because it promises U.S aid if Japan is ever attacked but doesn’t oblige Japan’s military to
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President Donald Trump says replacing Sarah Huckabee Sanders as White House press secretary won’t be easy, but “a lot of people want the job.” “We have four or five people that really want it, very good people, very good names but Sarah has done a fantastic job,” Trump told The Hill during an interview Monday.
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The Trump administration said Monday that it will block Kellyanne Conway from testifying Wednesday before a House panel about alleged Hatch Act violations. White House counsel sent a letter to House Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings saying that Conway will not appear before the committee Wednesday, citing “long-standing precedent,” The Hill reported. Democrats had threatened
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President Donald Trump is accusing Joe Biden of lying about an assertion that he’d asked former President Obama not to endorse his White House campaign, The Hill reported. The former vice president told reporters at the Amtrak station in Wilmington, Del., on April 25 that he’d asked Obama not to endorse his campaign for president
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Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) rebuked Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) in a scathing critique over her emphasis on blaming the U.S. for the heightened tensions with Iran’s rulers. “This is a shocking comment from a House Committee Chairwoman. She is literally repeating the lies of the Iranian regime,” Crenshaw tweeted. “What a disgrace,” he added. Crenshaw
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Co-hostsRob Bluey, Vice President, Communications, The Heritage Foundation Hugo Gurdon – Editor-in-Chief, Washington Examiner   Panel 1: Analysis and Prospects of Passing an Infrastructure Bill Moderator: Tim Carney, Opinion Editor – Washington Examiner Nicole Gelinas, Manhattan Institute Nicolas Loris, The Heritage Foundation Marc Scribner, Competitive Enterprise Institute   Panel #2: What Should be in an
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President Trump signed an Executive Order Monday afternoon to bring transparency to hospital and physician fees. Trump signed the order surrounded by physicians from the Docs4PatientCare Foundation (D4PCF) in the Oval Office. The order aims to provide transparency in the cost and pricing of the nation’s healthcare system by showing prices to patients.  The D4PCF, a health care
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The higher education system in America needs significant reform. Twin challenges of high cost and low quality require attention from federal policymakers—who oversee tens of billions in federal aid to colleges and universities annually. In recent years, some policymakers, most notably during the Obama Administration, have singled out for-profit universities for additional federal regulation. However,
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Every so often, a case comes along that screams government misuse of power. The Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust lawsuit against Qualcomm Inc. is just such a case, and thus warrants scrutiny. The commission’s action was questionable from the start, based entirely on conjecture and allegations raised by antagonistic competitors—China’s Huawei included. Even the Department of Justice expressed misgivings about the prosecution.
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House Democrats introduced “emergency” legislation last week to address the growing migrant crisis at the southern United States border. However, there was a glaring hole in the bill: it includes no funding for border security. While the bill includes nearly $1 billion for “processing facilities, food, water, sanitary items, blankets, medical services, and safe transportation”
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A federal judge on Monday suggested that the proposal for a question about citizenship on the 2020 census may have had a “discriminatory purpose,” TalkingPointsMemo reports. U.S. District Judge George Hazel of Maryland ruled last week that a case on the citizenship question can be reopened based on new evidence that “potentially connects the dots between
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Families are the building blocks of civilization.  They are personal relationships, but they greatly shape and serve the public good. Strong families make for strong communities. Conversely, family breakdown harms society as a whole. That’s why America’s declining marriage rate is a real problem.  While on the surface this might not seem like an issue
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Trump’s economic policies have brought about solid job growth and strong household formation The latest Health of Housing Markets Report (HoHM Report) from Nationwide Economics sees increasingly positive, sustainable trends for the housing sector for at least the next year. “Economic figures from early in the year were probably negatively affected by the government shutdown as
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Former Pennsylvania congressman Joe Sestak has become the latest Democrat to enter the presidential race. The retired Navy admiral who calls himself “Admiral Joe” on his campaign website joins a crowded Democratic field seeking the nomination to challenge President Donald Trump. He was launching his longshot candidacy Sunday afternoon at a veterans’ museum in Waterloo,
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Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Sunday faced growing fallout over a fatal police shooting in South Bend, an incident that has exposed simmering racial tensions in the Indiana city where he is mayor and which is complicating his presidential ambitions. Buttigieg answered questions at a frequently raucous and angry meeting with South Bend residents
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Amid debate over whether Americans should pay reparations for slavery, Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is advocating what many claim amounts to “gay reparations.” Warren introduced a bill last week — called the “Refund Equality Act” — that would permit gay married couple to amend past tax returns to receive the additional tax
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Should anyone be upset over any legitimate bi-partisan legislative proposal? Isn’t that the American way? That’s why our wise forefathers gave us our system of “checks and balances,” right? That’s why Americans revolt when legislators attempt to “ram” unpopular legislation down our throats that harm our rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of
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A Scottish teen who was reprimanded by his teacher in a viral video for claiming there are only “two genders” has been suspended from school. What’s the background? A video surfaced earlier this month showing an unknown Scottish student debate with his school teacher about gender. The debate ensued after the teacher kicked the student
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Former Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday compared the cultural ripple effect of President Donald Trump’s election to the assassinations of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Sen. Robert Kennedy (D-N.Y.) in the 1960s. Speaking with MSNBC host Al Sharpton during the South Carolina Democratic Convention about criminal justice reform, Biden claimed that Trump’s election
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A Florida woman who is an alleged victim of domestic violence was arrested earlier this month after she turned over her estranged husband’s guns to police. What’s the background? Following a divorce hearing in court on June 14, Courtney Irby’s soon-to-be ex-husband, Joseph, rammed her car and ultimately drove her off the road. Courtney immediately
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