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Trump vs. His Own Administration?

Are President Trump’s senior cabinet members working against him? It’s hard not to conclude that many of the more hawkish neocons that Trump has (mistakenly, in my view) appointed to top jobs are actively working to undermine the president’s stated agenda. Especially...

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When the Senate Cancels Vacation Who Pays?

The taxpayers, silly! The Senate comes back from its truncated August recess tomorrow to consider two judicial nominations this week. That’s right . . . two nominations. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s decision to shorten the August recess doesn’t merely mean...

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One Bad Policy Leads to Another

It is a truism that the negative effect of government intervention is inevitably more government intervention. Take the minimum wage as an example. Minimum wages are set to attempt to combat low wage jobs, but what really happens is that employers end up hiring fewer...

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Congress Update: Thank You Mike Lee

The House continues its five-week long August recess, while the Senate is taking a one-week break, so this week’s blog will just look at some big events from last week. Perhaps the most significant vote was one that didn’t happen. Reacting to the hysteria over the...

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Ron Paul on the Dollar Dilemma

Campaign for Liberty Chairman Ron Paul recently penned a must-read essay on “The Dollar Dilemma: Where Do We Go From Here,” where he examines how paper money replaced gold and silver, the damage to freedom and prosperity caused via fiat currency, the growing interests...

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This Week in Congress

While the House is on a five-week August recess, the Senate is in session most of this month. The main Senate business is nominations. The Senate will also continue working on the “omnibus” appropriations bill that combines funding for the Interior Department, EPA,...

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CFPB Fireworks in August?

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has wisely cut the traditional month-long August recess to one week in retaliation for the Democrat’s “slow-walking” a slate of judicial nominations. This is unnecessarily dragging nomination confirmation hearings out as long as...

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This Week in Congress Part Two

Here are some more suspension bills Congress will consider this week: H.R. 3994— Establishes the Office of Internet Connectivity and Growth within the National Telecommunications and Infrastructure Association. The office’s mission is to help communities gain access...

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This Week in Congress

The House is in session Monday through Thursday before adjourning for the five-week August recess. Last week, only 15 Republicans voted against H.R. 6147, which funds the Department of Interior, the National Endowment on the Arts and the Humanities, the National...

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Spending Our Way to a Fiscal Crisis

According to financial writer Simon Black, the federal government is spending approximately 52,000 dollars per second. This, not last year’s tax cuts, is the reason why the national debt has reached a record 21 trillion dollars, which is more than America’s gross...

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