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Refugees Using Welfare to Vacation Back Home

Thousands of refugees are taken in by Switzerland on an annual basis, granted asylum in the country due to war-torn conditions in their home countries. But while Swiss residents may be okay with their government taking in the tired and poor, they may not be too happy about a recent report in the Basler Zeitung. According to the Swiss newspaper, ...

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What We Expect From Trump’s First Year

President Trump made a lot of promises on the campaign trail, and the realities of Washington politics will make it impossible for him to keep them all. That said, there are a few things that voters deserve to see happen by January of next year. If Trump wants to put this country on a path to “Great”ness, these are the ...

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House Freedom Caucus Angered By Obamacare Strategy

Members of the House Freedom Caucus are not pleased with the GOP leadership’s proposal to phase Obamacare out in several stages over a period of several years. When it emerged that Republicans at the top of the party were preparing to repeal the Affordable Care Act in such a way that it would not be effectively eliminated for at least ...

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Trump Nominates Fierce Obamacare Critic for HHS Secretary

President-elect Donald Trump made Republicans very happy on Monday when he named Rep. Tom Price as his nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services. Critics and supporters alike see the choice as a clear signal from Trump that he’s serious about repealing and replacing Obamacare. Price has made a name for himself as one of the Affordable Care Act’s ...

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Trump’s Election Sends Economic Confidence Soaring

According to the latest edition of Gallup’s Economic Confidence Index, Americans have much more optimism about the future of the economy than they did before Donald Trump was elected president. For the first time since March 2015, the Index has turned positive, soaring from a (-10) evaluation to a (+3) virtually overnight. According to Gallup, the turnaround is almost entirely ...

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Clinton’s Paid Speeches Released by WikiLeaks

On Friday, WikiLeaks published thousands of hacked emails from inside the world of Hillary Clinton, exposing excerpts from the paid Wall Street speeches she guarded so carefully during the Democratic primaries. In a statement, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said, “It’s not hard to see why she fought so hard to keep her transcripts of speeches to Wall Street ...

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Trump’s Taxes: A Liberal Illusion to Fool the Ignorant

Your accountant comes to you and tells you he knows of a legal tax strategy you can use to keep millions of dollars that would have otherwise gone to the IRS. Not a cheat. Not a “loophole.” Not fraud. A completely legal way to minimize your tax burden. Would you say no? Would you say, “Oh, well, I feel it’s ...

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Harry Reid Blasts Trump as “Human Leech”

For several years, polls have said that Americans blame one thing above all else for the stagnant state of the economy: Washington gridlock. Whether that’s an accurate assessment of the problem or a reflection of the media’s portrayal of Republicans as obstructionists is up for you to decide. But if you think that America’s ills can be traced back to ...

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NIH Grants $1 Million to Study Lesbian Alcoholics

In his last State of the Union address, President Obama announced that he was making Joe Biden’s “cancer moonshot” a national priority, putting the American research community on an accelerated path to a cure. Critics have said such a moonshot is outdated and misguided – that cancer is a collection of many different diseases and that any talk of a ...

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D.C. Minimum Wage Hikes Costing Thousands of Jobs

According to data analyzed by the American Enterprise Institute, Washington, D.C.’s recent minimum wage hikes have cost the city more than 1,400 restaurant jobs since the beginning of the year. Those hikes, which boosted the wage floor to $10.50 in 2015 and then up to $11.50 last month, have contributed to a 3 percent job loss in the dining industry. ...

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