Rick Manning Commentary: President Trump Versus Washington’s Spending and the Constituencies Who Fight for Them

by Rick Manning   In Washington, D.C., every spending program and tax break has a constituency that fights for it.  This is why they exist, because somewhere, someone believes that Warren Buffett needs a wind production tax credit, and that opera programming should be taxpayer funded. These constituencies are tightly…

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Brown Bows Out, Balks at Trump’s ‘Phony Populism’

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced Thursday that after months of consideration he has decided against running for president. Brown concluded his three-month “Dignity of Work” tour last Friday in South Carolina after making stops in key battleground states like Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada. But after months on the road,…

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Trump to Hold First Rally of 2019 in Border City of El Paso

President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign announced Wednesday that it will be holding its first rally of 2019 in El Paso, Texas on February 11. According to the Trump campaign, the rally will mark the president’s first in El Paso and seventh in the state of Texas. “We are please to…

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Ohio Native and Opioid Addiction Survivor Ashley Evans Invited By President Trump to State of the Union as Special Guest

A year ago, it’s safe to say Ashley Evans never imagined she’d be anywhere near a State of the Union address, yet that’s exactly where she’ll be Tuesday night. The longtime Kettering, Ohio native will be an honored special guest of President Donald Trump at Tuesday’s State of The Union…

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EXCLUSIVE Charlie Kirk Commentary: Five Crazy Things the Government Pays for Other Than Border Security

by Charlie Kirk   Democrats want you to think they’ve finally discovered a sense of fiscal responsibility in response to President Trump’s request for $5.7 billion to fund construction of the border wall. That’s preposterous. The same party that is even now pursuing multi-trillion boondoggles such as “Medicare for All”…

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Commentary: America’s Southern Border Isn’t Just a Crisis, It’s a Disgrace

by Chris Buskirk   Why have Democrats shut down—or at least partially shut down—the federal government rather than approve partial funding for a wall along the southern border? President Trump’s $5.7 billion request is a trivial sum, amounting to a bit more than one-tenth of 1 percent of the federal…

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Trump Asks Dems ‘How Much More American Blood’ They’re Willing to Shed in Oval Office Address

In a highly anticipated prime-time event, President Donald Trump delivered his first Oval Office address Tuesday night to discuss the continued battle over funding for his border wall. “This is just common sense. The border wall would very quickly pay for itself. The cost of illegal drugs exceeds $500 billion…

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Commentary: Pulling Young Americans Back From the Brink

by Daniel Davis   During the 2016 campaign, Hillary Clinton often delivered the line: “America is great, because she is good.” It was a feel-good line, deployed then as code for “America is too good to elect Donald Trump.” Notwithstanding the thick irony of Clinton claiming to be the virtuous…

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Trump Names Mulvaney Acting Chief of Staff

President Donald Trump is announcing that budget director Mick Mulvaney will be his next chief of staff. Trump tweeted Friday that Mulvaney “has done an outstanding job” in his administration and would take over next year. I am pleased to announce that Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management…

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Harlan Hill Commentary: The American Worker is Back In Charge

by Harlan Hill   The Trump economic boom is still in full swing, with both hiring and wages continuing to grow robustly, according to the latest jobs report. The U.S. economy added 155,000 jobs in November, keeping unemployment at a historic low of 3.7 percent — a figure not seen since the…

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