Month: October 2018

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis shared the thinking behind the new National Defense Strategy during a discussion at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington yesterday. Defense Secretary James N. Mattis speaks at the United States Institute of Peace, in a discussion moderated by Stephen J. Hadley, the chair of the institute’s board
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  by Michael Bastasch Should Democrats win control of the House this election, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will ask her caucus to create a select committee on climate change similar to the now-defunct panel behind the failed effort to pass cap-and-trade legislation. (Article Continues Below Advertisement) Pelosi said the committee would “‘prepare the way
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Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid lashed back at President Donald Trump on Wednesday after the president singled out a 1993 speech from the former Democratic leader in an effort to build his case for getting rid of birthright citizenship, The Hill reported. “This president wants to destroy, not build, to stoke hatred instead of unify,” Reid said
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Democrat Janet Mills might be on the verge of flipping the Maine governor’s mansion to blue, leading Republican Shawn Moody by 8 points 50-42 percent in the latest Emerson College poll. Four percent of the potential voters remain undecided. Current Republican Gov. Paul LePage has served two terms and is restricted from running again by term
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Jair Bolsonaro’s blowout election victory Sunday in Brazil is a hugely positive development and represents a watershed moment not only for Brazil, but also for Latin America and for U.S.-Brazil relations. For the first time in more than two decades, Brazilians can hope for greater economic freedom. Bolsonaro’s portrayal by left-leaning mainstream media outlets as
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I’ve been resisting the temptation to write about the latest ‘Walk for the Cash’ — the slow–motion invasion that’s gradually approaching our border from Latin America. Illegals have already taken over large swaths of our country, instituted Central America’s wage scale in construction, eliminated high school kids as a viable lawn–mowing alternative, flooded our
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Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who sits as the ranking member on the Senate Budget Committee, recently released a report blaming the entirety of the federal government’s fiscal woes since the year 2000 on Republicans. To put it crudely, he’s half-right. Republicans deserve a significant portion of blame for our transition from budget surpluses to huge deficits. But it
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After recent historic declines in student achievement following decades of increased federal involvement in K-12 education, it is time to re-think federal intervention in education. It’s time to re-think federal intervention in education. maroke/Getty Images Thursday, November 8, 2018 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Live Streamed The Heritage Foundation Allison Auditorium RSVP FOR THIS EVENT
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  by Peter Hasson Democratic Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill sparked a fierce backlash from a Democratic legislator in her home state after listing her as an example of a “crazy Democrat.” (Article Continues Below Advertisement) In a scathing series of tweets on Monday and Tuesday, Missouri Democratic state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal referred to McCaskill
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President Trump’s announcement Tuesday that he is preparing an executive order to end birthright citizenship has the left and even some conservatives in an uproar. But the president is correct when he says that the 14th Amendment to the Constitution does not require universal birthright citizenship. An executive order by President Trump ending birthright citizenship
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President Donald Trump’s announcement that he’s considering an executive order on birthright citizenship has raised questions and much interest in the 14th Amendment. Here are some the basic things you should know about birthright citizenship. Universal birthright citizenship is a misinterpretation of the 14th Amendment (“All persons born or naturalized in the United States and
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President Donald Trump’s announcement that he’s considering an executive order on birthright citizenship has raised questions and much interest in the 14th Amendment. Here are some the basic things you should know about birthright citizenship. Universal birthright citizenship is a misinterpretation of the 14th Amendment (“All persons born or naturalized in the United States and
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Special counsel Robert Mueller may have already subpoenaed President Donald Trump, according to court docket entries that have already been filed, former federal prosecutor Nelson W. Cunningham writes in a column for Politico. “Since mid-August, he may have been locked in proceedings with Trump and his lawyers over a grand jury subpoena – in secret litigation
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  by Hanna Bogorowski Google Ads informed Rep. Marsha Blackburn’s campaign Tuesday that her advertisements including video footage of protestors interrupting her moment of silence for victims of the recent deadly mass shooting of a synagogue were disapproved because they contained “shocking content.” (Article Continues Below Advertisement) Google Ads, an online advertising platform, would not allow
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Florida’s intense — and frequently incendiary — U.S. Senate race continues to be a nip-and-tuck contest, according to an expert and a poll released Tuesday by the University of Northern Florida. According to the poll, Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., edges Republican Gov. Rick Scott 47-46 percent, with 7 percent saying they do not know who they
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A week before the election, Republican State Attorney General Josh Hawley continued to maintain his lead over Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo. According to a Cygnal Poll released Tuesday, Hawley leads two-termer McCaskill 49-46 percent. The same survey showed 1 percent favored a third-party candidate and 3 percent were undecided. The margin of error was plus or
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Next week’s elections’ turnout will probably be no different from past midterms, an expert told The Hill on Tuesday. In an interview on Hill.TV, Dan Cox, research director at the Public Religion Research Institute, predicted, despite the likelihood of more atypical voters, the overall low-turnout trend will probably hold. “I think if you look at the typical
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Chinese intelligence officers and those working under their direction, which included hackers and co-opted company insiders, conducted or otherwise enabled repeated intrusions into private companies’ computer systems in the United States and abroad for over five years, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.  The conspirators’ ultimate goal was to steal, among other data,
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House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., shot down President Donald Trump’s idea to eliminate birthright citizenship through an executive order, saying “you obviously cannot do that.” In an interview with WVLK radio in Lexington, Ky., on Tuesday, the retiring lawmaker, who rarely breaks with the president, asserted the “14th Amendment’s pretty clear.” “You obviously cannot
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  by Chris White Democratic strategists are concerned Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill might come short of black voters’ support she will need to win re-election in a state President Donald Trump carried by a large margin in 2020. (Article Continues Below Advertisement) More than a dozen elected officials, activists and voters worry the two-term
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What’s the citizenship status of the children of illegal aliens? That question has spurred quite a debate over the 14th Amendment lately, with the news that several states—including Pennsylvania, Arizona, Oklahoma, Georgia, and South Carolina—may launch efforts to deny automatic citizenship to such children. Critics claim that anyone born in the United States is automatically
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