A burger-flipping robot named “Flippy” is now serving up burgers at a California fast food restaurant, replacing the human worker manning the burger grill. “Flippy” made its debut in CaliBurger’s Pasadena, California, location Monday as the burger’s grill cook on the line, KTLA reported. “The key to success in the restaurant industry is consistency. So
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Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee on Monday questioned the IRS on the real estate tax fiasco that took place after Congress passed sweeping new tax reforms in late 2017, and whether the agency was targeting taxpayers in blue states by threatening audits, The Hill reports. Many homeowners in states with the highest
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The White House introduced two wounded warriors Monday as it touted President Donald Trump’s accomplishments regarding America’s veterans. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders opened Monday’s daily briefing with retired Marine Corps Sgts. John Peck and Liam Dwyer flanking the lectern as they sat in wheelchairs. Both men served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Peck suffered a traumatic
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The White House is optimistic that either Congress or the Supreme Court will settle the DACA situation despite the deadline to pass legislation on the matter occurring Monday with nothing to show for it. The topic of immigration and how to protect people who came to the United States illegally as children with their parents
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Republican U.S. Senator Thad Cochran, chairman of the powerful Appropriations Committee, said on Monday he will resign on April 1. “I regret my health has become an ongoing challenge. I intend to fulfill my responsibilities and commitments to the people of Mississippi and the Senate through the completion of the 2018 appropriations cycle, after which
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Featuring Opening Remarks by The Honorable Sam Brownback U.S. Ambassador for International Religious Freedom   Panel 1 – Did ISIS Commit Genocide against Christians?   Robert A. Destro, Professor of Law, Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America Gabriel Said Reynolds, Professor of Islamic Studies and Theology, University of Notre Dame Bassam Ishaak, President,
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The White House is defending President Donald Trump’s intention to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports by arguing that those industries form the “backbone” of the United States. “The president feels strongly that we have to protect some of the industries that are the backbone of this country. We have to protect American workers,”
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Election analyst Charlie Cook said Monday that if the midterm elections were held today, there is a 60 percent chance that House Republicans would lose their majority. “The polls are flashing, yeah — there’s a wave,” the Cook Political Report editor said at the Institute of International Bankers convention at Trump International Hotel in Washington, according
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by Ian Hanchett5 Mar 20180 5 Mar, 20185 Mar, 2018 On Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” co-host Joe Scarborough argued that if Republicans “think that Donald Trump is joking,” with his comments on China’s Xi Jinping making himself president for life and the US possibly trying such a system, “then they’re fools. And I
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More than 12,000 families across Arizona, Florida, Mississippi, and Tennessee, are using education savings accounts (ESAs) to pay for personal tutors, education therapists, private school tuition, and textbooks, to name a few possible uses. Lawmakers in Nevada and North Carolina have enacted similar laws.[REF] With an account, a family removes the child from an assigned
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Reviews and News: Gary Saul Morson considers the history and meaning of St. Petersburg: “When Raskolnikov, the antihero of Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment, meditates on the brutal murders he has committed, he wonders whether the city in which he lives, St. Petersburg, was somehow responsible. Perhaps, without realizing it, he served as the inhuman city’s
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President Donald Trump’s historic tax reform legislation repealed, among other things, Obamacare’s individual mandate tax penalty. Effective in 2019, the IRS will no longer penalize Americans for not purchasing a federally approved health insurance plan. Unfortunately, Congress failed to repeal the even more economically disruptive employer mandate that forces businesses to pay tax penalties for
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The Trump Organization has ordered golf course tee markers emblazoned with the presidential seal, ProPublica reports. But there is one problem: Use of the seal is only permitted for official government business. And misuse can be a crime, the ProPublica added. In the past, some administrations have cracked down on outside use of the seal.
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Republicans in Congress are lobbying President Donald Trump to get him to reconsider a plan to place tariffs on steel and aluminum, Politico reported Monday. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., has warned Trump about economic dangers and political backlash that the tariffs could cause and Republicans worry voters could face higher prices due to the tariffs,
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Welcome and Introduction   Becky Norton Dunlop, Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow, The Heritage Foundation   Opening Presentations   Sven Kraemer, President Reagan’s National Security Council Director for Arms Control (1981-1987) and Distinguished Fellow, American Foreign Policy Council Ambassador Henry Cooper, Chairman, High Frontier; President Reagan’s Chief Negotiator at the Geneva Defense and Space Talks; and
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Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson said in an interview released Monday that his job is more complicated and difficult than he expected. “There are more complexities here than in brain surgery,” Carson told The New York Times last week. “Doing this job is going to be a very intricate process.” The Times notes
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Going into its 24th year, the evidence clearly demonstrates that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was not only visionary at the time of its inception, but also a proven success. Trade amongst the three countries has increased by over threefold. For every dollar that Mexico exports, 40 percent is U.S. origin. Following the
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Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele says Democrats have a political advantage over the GOP, whose candidates may have to distance themselves from President Donald Trump to win. The former lieutenant governor of Maryland told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe“ on Monday that when he ran for the U.S. Senate in 2006, “[I] remember kind of
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Legislation that would pressure the Palestinian Authority to stop monetarily rewarding acts of terror is moving toward final passage, according to one of the bill’s top backers. South Carolina senator Lindsey Graham said the Taylor Force Act could either be attached to an upcoming omnibus spending bill or put on the floor separately, “sooner rather
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Scroll down for next story Hosted by Charlie Sykes. Today on the Daily Standard Podcast, reporter Andrew Egger and staff writer Alice Lloyd discuss whether President Trump will follow through on his proposed tariff plan and how the Oscars fit fish people into intersectional feminism. The Daily Standard podcast is sponsored by Away Travel: Your
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