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The progressive organization Indivisible has asked the 20 candidates for the Democratic Party’s nomination to sign a pledge vowing to support the eventual nominee, BuzzFeed News reports. Indivisible posted the pledge on their website last Tuesday. It states: “We must defeat [President] Donald Trump. The first step is a primary contest that produces a
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Anyone concerned with protecting our wireless communications systems from state-sponsored Chinese surveillance should take note of several important, and troubling, developments. Last year, China’s state-sponsored Huawei Technologies, which a 2012 bipartisan congressional report labeled a national security risk, surpassed Sweden’s Ericsson to become the world’s largest telecom equipment provider.  Both Huawei and the Chinese government are working furiously to
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Former President Barack Obama gave his former vice president, Joe Biden, some encouraging words Thursday, but stopped short of endorsing his run for the White House, Politico reports. Biden officially announced his presidential campaign Thursday morning, saying in a video clip he “cannot stand by and watch” President Donald Trump win re-election. “President Obama has long said
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With the entrance of former Vice President Joe Biden into the 2020 Democratic presidential contest on Thursday, the field is largely set, with all the big names included. The sprawling Democratic field features candidates ranging from 37 to 77 years old; liberals and moderates; senators, governors and mayors; and an unprecedented number of women and
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Former Vice President Joe Biden hours ahead of launching his presidential campaign urged top donors and supporters to contribute heavily in the first 24 hours and first week following his announcement. Biden said world leaders had called him, “almost begging me to do this, to save our country, save the world,” according to three sources who
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The White House should put a halt to a program that surveils Americans’ phone calls and text messages because it’s not worth the effort, the National Security Agency is arguing. According to The Wall Street Journal, the NSA told the Trump administration that the program, which will expire in December pending Congressional action, is not
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Women shouldn’t have to compete against men in order to play sports.  Yet that’s exactly what is happening increasingly across the country and around the world, as a growing number of male athletes who self-identify as women are being allowed to enter women’s competitions.  The so-called Equality Act would only worsen this trend. This piece of
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The family of the late Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., will back former Vice President Joe Biden for president, the Washington Examiner is reporting. The McCain family intends to support Biden through the Democratic primaries, the Examiner reported. The McCains also would throw their support behind him in a race against President Donald Trump in the
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Not having enough money in the economy can lead to an economic downturn. This is one reason why monetary policy is important to America’s workers, retirees, and savers. However, there is such a thing as too much money in the system. As with virtually all economic policies, people are better served when the federal government
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Workers and retirees have long been warned that Social Security’s trust fund will run out of funds sometime in the future, and that the program has many trillions of dollars in unfunded obligations.  But what does this year’s 2019 Trustees Report, revealing $16.8 trillion in unfunded obligations over the next 75 years and insolvency in 2035,
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Elizabeth Warren wants free college for every American. But what the Massachusetts senator doesn’t seem to realize is just how much more costly college would get if her “free” proposal passed. Shortly after Valentine’s Day in 1987, Education Secretary William J. Bennett wrote a now-famous op-ed in The New York Times titled “Our Greedy Colleges.”
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The showdown between the White House and House Democrats is growing more bitter as new battles break out and ignite a total war, Politico is reporting. Now, even modest compromises may be unobtainable as both sides ready for protracted fights in federal court. Here are some of the key disputes. House Democrats are warning they
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Nineteen months before the 2020 elections, one U.S. House race that now appears in play is New York’s 11th District (Staten Island-Brooklyn). By nearly all accounts, Nicole Malliotakis, state assemblywoman and 2017 candidate for mayor of New York, is poised to carry the Republican and Conservative Party lines against freshman Democratic Rep. Max Rose. In
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A U.S. judge in Oregon said Tuesday he intends to at least partially block a rule change by President Donald Trump’s administration that could cut off federal funding for providers who refer patients for an abortion, though the scope of his decision remains to be seen. U.S. District Judge Michael McShane made the comments after
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The Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday asked a judge to issue a preliminary injunction to prevent President Donald Trump from using funds identified from his national emergency declaration to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, CNN reports. “Defendants are moving quickly to construct the border wall, and they have awarded contracts against
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Health care remains a top priority for Americans (69 percent of U.S. voters),REF who are concerned about cost, accessREF and choice.REF Many current health care proposals shift control and decision-making to the government—and do not provide what Americans want. A majority of Americans oppose a plan that would, under a Medicare for All health care system,
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Higher education in America is in crisis. Costs are too high, learning is too little, and the payoff to students and society is increasingly problematic. In Restoring the Promise, Richard Vedder shows how the precarious position of colleges and universities results from a mostly unsuccessful expansion of governmental involvement in the academy, especially at the
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President Donald Trump is not worried “at all” about the talk of impeachment proceedings, White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley insisted Tuesday. “I was standing right next to him actually, [Monday] at the Easter Egg Roll,” Gidley told Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom.” “A question was shouted out about impeachment and he said he wasn’t
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The House of Commons has rejected the Withdrawal Agreement between Britain and the European Union proposed by Prime Minister Theresa May no fewer than three times. The Agreement has important intelligence, defense, and security dimensions. James Robertson / EyeEm / Getty Images Wednesday, May 1, 2019 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Live Streamed The Heritage
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi knows the ramification of impeaching President Donald Trump, as she knows that attempt will be seen by half of Americans as a “limp attempt at a soft coup,” talk show host Joe Concha said Tuesday. “It’ll all be for show anyway,” Concha, a media reporter for The Hill, commented on Fox
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A House chairman on Monday subpoenaed former White House Counsel Don McGahn as Democratic leaders moved to deepen their investigation of President Donald Trump while bottling up talk among their rank-and-file of impeaching him. Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler was one of six powerful committee leaders making their case on a conference call with other House
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