Month: July 2018

President Donald Trump is railing against Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, saying it’s time for Florida to vote him out of office at a Tampa, Florida, rally. Trump has maintained a steady presence in the state, returning frequently to his winter home in Palm Beach. He says the only time he sees Nelson is “five months
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Event A Conservative Women’s Network event co-hosted by the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute Friday, Jul 27, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Hosted by Vice President, Policy Promotion President, The Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute Joyce Lee Malcolm Patrick Henry Professor of Constitutional Law and the Second Amendment at George Mason University School of
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The vast majority of Republican voters in Texas want children to be vaccinated before they begin school, according to a new poll commissioned by the Texas Public Health Coalition, The Houston Chronicle reports. The poll shows that more than 80 percent of Texas Republicans support children being vaccinated before starting school, despite some GOP legislators
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Today on the Daily Standard Podcast, senior writer Michael Warren and deputy online editor Chris Deaton join guest host Jim Swift to discuss the White House’s bizarre announcement that chief of staff John Kelly will keep his job through 2020, the latest on Judge Kavanaugh making his Senate rounds, President Trump’s seemingly off-the-cuff announcement that
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Bernie Sanders’s “Medicare for all” proposal is receiving new scrutiny because of an estimate released this week by economist Chuck Blahous of the right-leaning Mercatus Center. Blahous projects that the plan would cost the government $32.6 trillion over 10 years but also reduce the country’s overall level of health expenditures by $2 trillion. “M4A” advocates
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Standing beside a collection of empty boxes labeled “Missing Records” on Tuesday, Minority leader Chuck Schumer redoubled Democrats’ calls for documents from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s time as staff secretary in the Bush administration. “I want to make clear, for just a sec, how aggressive the obstruction is,” Schumer said. “Breaking all historical precedent,
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Much has been made over the recent court settlement that allowed the Texas- based company Defense Distributed (DD) to legally upload gun “blueprints” on its website. Eight states have now sued DD, and President Donald Trump chimed in Tuesday with a tweet: I am looking into 3-D Plastic Guns being sold to the public. Already
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The federal trial against President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort has nothing to do with the campaign itself, presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway, who replaced Manafort during the 2016 election, insisted Tuesday morning. “The judge has very strictly instructed no mention of Paul Manafort’s role in the Trump campaign, no mention of Trump, Russia
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“Urban-rural splits have become the great global divider,” the Financial Times’ Gideon Rachman writes in an interesting column Tuesday. Rachman notes that’s an old story in countries like the United States and Britain, where everyone knows that that rural conservatives do battle with urban liberals at the ballot box. (Take a look at this map,
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Don’t look now, but the Trump administration could be close to reaching a trade agreement with Mexico, following last week’s announcement of a deal with the European Union. A deal with Mexico to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) would represent a serious cooling of trade hostilities with U.S. allies following a summer
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More than a year and a half after the inauguration of Donald Trump’s presidency, the left continues to obstruct the confirmation of nominees to critical posts in both the executive and judicial branches. The unprecedented obstructionism denies leadership to executive branch departments and agencies and impedes the fair and swift administration of justice. It is
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Imagine getting a raise, and you didn’t even have to ask the boss for it. That’s what taxpayers nationwide can anticipate. In fact, many are already seeing more money. Tax experts at The Heritage Foundation used IRS data to calculate the effects of last December’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) and found that in 2018 taxpayers
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Stakes were high in the Cold War era. The specter of nuclear war loomed ever-present. Back then, America had the troops, the equipment and the powerful allies needed to confront Soviet expansionism on multiple fronts, while keeping lesser threats at bay. Today, the U.S. military is one-third smaller, and though it wields more advanced weaponry, it must
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The news media is reporting that an internal email at the Justice Department has reminded its lawyers that the legally correct term they should be using in their briefs is “illegal alien,” not the euphemism “undocumented immigrant.” The Justice Department leadership is correct. Illegal alien is the correct legal term that should be used. “Undocumented immigrant” is
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The John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2019, as approved in conference and passed by the House on July 26, will continue the progress begun in fiscal year 2018 in rebuilding the capacity, capabilities, and readiness of the U.S. military services. In so doing, it will enable them to regain their competitive
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Fox Business’ host Lou Dobbs attacked the special counsel investigation led by Robert Mueller on Monday, accusing  Mueller of going on a “jihad” against President Donald Trump. “The hell with Mueller,” said Dobbs. “This is not a game,” argued Dobbs further during an interview with former Deputy Attorney General Tom Dupree. “The hell with Mueller!
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President Donald Trump opened Tuesday tweeting with a reverential shoutout to Rush Limbaugh, saying that the conservative radio host is “a great guy who truly gets it.” Rush Limbaugh is a great guy who truly gets it! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 31, 2018 The “it” that Rush “truly gets” is that
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Early this year, as harsh U.S. sanctions had begun to take a severe toll on North Korea, Kim Jong-Un began signaling pliancy. Throughout 2017 Pyongyang’s ruler deliberately provoked the U.S. and its allies in the region by firing a series of test missiles—sixteen in all. The last of those was fired in late November. By
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I read The Shades, the debut novel of Evgenia Citkowitz, in one sitting while I was supposed to be working on a very different project—and, days later, it’s still distracting me. The Shades packs the fictional Francis family’s total deterioration into a tense, slim volume. Engrossing as theirstory is, there are shades in it of
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Resolutions and sanctions legislation are piling up in the Senate in the wake of President Donald Trump’s meeting and conciliatory press conference with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, creating the possibility of fresh Russia penalties this fall. Republicans criticized the president’s press conference with Putin earlier in July, during which he cast doubt on Russian election
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There’s a Frida Kahlo exhibition at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, and as such things often do, “Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up” (through November 4) tells us something about the culture we inhabit that the curators hadn’t intended. Kahlo (1907-1954) was of course the arch-bohemian Mexican painter and sometime wife of muralist Diego Rivera
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  by Kyle Perisic Portland, Ore. police refused to respond to at least two 911 emergency calls from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) employees inside their offices where violent protestors held week-long demonstrations. The National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council, a union representing ICE employees, wrote a cease-and-desist letter to Mayor Ted Wheeler, asking him to ensure
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