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Despite President Donald Trump bragging the high ratings of the Roseanne television show revival are because “it was about us,” NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar writes in a column in The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday that it actually “relentlessly criticizes him and his policies more ruthlessly than almost any other program on television.” Abdul-Jabbar said while other
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Silicon Valley has long been the Wild West of capitalism, but we may finally be reaching a point where Congress feels both entitled and justified in starting to regulate monopolistic tech giants. Exhibit A: The announcement Wednesday that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg would be testifying before Congress on April 11. Privacy concerns have swirled around
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Private companies added 241,000 positions with construction and manufacturing leading the way in March according to the newest ADP/Moody’s analytics report. The report highlights continued optimism in the economy as experts had only expected the economy to produce an additional 205,000 jobs last month. The March number is up dramatically year-over-year from just 122,000
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Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Supreme Court stressed the importance of building relationships on empathy rather than derision, even if disagreeing with another person, the Tennessean reported. Speaking during a question-and-answer session at Vanderbilt University on Tuesday, Sotomayor cited as an example her strong bond with fellow Justice Clarence Thomas, the colleague she disagrees with
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In a 2017 survey, presidential historians ranked Dwight D. Eisenhower fifth on the list of great presidents, behind the perennial top four: Lincoln, Washington, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Teddy Roosevelt. Historian William Hitchcock shows that this high ranking is justified. Eisenhower’s accomplishments were enormous and loom ever larger from the vantage point of our own
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Event Co-hosted by the Douglass Leadership Institute Douglass produced the most powerful argument for the affirmation of America’s Founding principles in the history of African-American political thought. wynnter/Getty Images Thursday, April 19, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Live Streamed The Heritage Foundation Lehrman Auditorium RSVP FOR THIS EVENT RSVP for this Event Thank You.
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In the midst of Congress’ ongoing division over immigration reform, the White House confirmed Tuesday that it is developing another immigration package to be sent to Capitol Hill. One key component of this package involves closing a loophole included in the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act. Passed in 2008 and named after the
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President Donald Trump will attend a Washington, D.C. dinner with backers of the pro-Trump super PAC, America First Action, which will likely spend millions in the midterm elections, Politico reports. “Tonight, the president will be having dinner with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and supporters,” hosted by Republican strategist and lobbyist Jeff Miller, White House
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Why is Steven Spielberg devoting so much of his time to making cartoons? Ready Player One, his mammoth new movie, is the third film he’s made since 2011 using motion-capture animation. The first two—The Adventures of Tintin and The BFG—were simultaneously hyperactive and dispirited. Spielberg is the most successful filmmaker who has ever lived and
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Hosted by Charlie Sykes. Today on the Daily Standard Podcast, senior writer Michael Warren discusses the latest with the Mueller investigation, the latest from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and the Wisconsin special elections. The Daily Standard is sponsored by Tripping.com. Did you know that the average family visits 5 websites before booking a vacation rental? With
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Special prosecutor Robert Mueller, by referring to President Donald Trump as a subject of his investigation into Russian activities and not a target, was sending him a “magic code word” that means he has no excuse not to testify, Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz said Wednesday. “It’s very simple,” Dershowitz told Fox News’ “America’s
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President Donald Trump will soon pay Florida a visit to help campaign for Republican Ron DeSantis, the gubernatorial candidate said Wednesday. “I think the president’s going to come down for me very soon. Which will be very good,” DeSantis said at a gathering of the Polo Republican Club in Palm Beach County, according to Politico.
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The White House pointed out an article Wednesday in which Labor Secretary Alex Acosta highlighted the Trump administration’s infrastructure plan. From the office of the press secretary (article originally posted at The Columbus Dispatch): “The presidents plan not only invests in physical infrastructure, it also invests in workforce education.” The presidents plan to strengthen our
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A spokesperson says the event is not a fundraiser. President Trump will attend a private dinner Wednesday night in Washington, hosted by America First Action, a pro-Trump super PAC. Also attending the dinner, which is listed on the president’s official schedule as an event “with supporters,” is House majority leader Kevin McCarthy, the White House
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On Tuesday, Mississippi Democratic Senate candidate Mike Espy’s campaign released an internal poll showing him in the lead in Mississippi’s upcoming Senate election. The headline might sound like good news for Democrats—every candidate obviously prefers to be ahead, and Mississippi is extremely red. But if you dig beneath the toplines, you’ll see that this poll
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Reviews and News: Revisiting the accomplishment and failure of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. “It’s completely understandable why the 1960s movie star Rock Hudson stormed out of its Los Angeles premiere, asking, ‘Will somebody tell me what the hell this movie is about?'” Happy Wednesday: “Nightmare bacteria”—pathogens resistant to almost every drug—have been found
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Fifty-one percent of likely U.S. voters now approve of President Donald Trump’s job performance, while 48 percent disapprove, a new Rasmussen Reports daily presidential tracking poll reveals. It is Trump’s best overall job approval rating since April 2017, according to the poll. By comparison, President Barack Obama had a 46 percent job approval on April
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California has an “assault weapons” ban and firearm confiscation orders, but neither control prevented the Tuesday attack at YouTube’s San Bruno headquarters. Ironically, “assault weapons” bans and confiscation orders have been put forward as controls needed in the aftermath of the February 14 Parkland school shooting. Gun control proponents also pushed universal background checks and
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In a victory for American families and consumer choice, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has announced the agency will be revising aggressive fuel economy standards set in place by the Obama administration. Working with the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the EPA will revise efficiency standards for cars and light-duty trucks
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The Congressional Leadership Fund, a Republican group backed by House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., raised $15 million in the first quarter of 2018, the Washington Examiner reports.  “Knowing this will be a challenging midterm environment, aggressive and early fundraising has put CLF in a strong position to defend the Republican majority,” said CLF executive director
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Arizona lawmakers and cosmetologists argue that an acceptable cost for a new-age hairstyle is imprisonment. And you can chalk that up to old-school protectionism. But fortunately, state Rep. Michelle Ugenti-Rita is trying to cut costs for consumers. Ask yourself, would you pay someone just to wash, dry, and style your hair for you? Many people do. So-called
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