Tag Archives: Congress

Lanhee Chen: Healthcare and the 2018 Agenda

Tax Reform

As the Republican-led Congress plans the 2018 legislative agenda, healthcare needs to continue to be a top priority.   Health premiums are soaring , and millions of people have little or no choice of health insurance. Millions of people who once could afford coverage no longer can, and many find that...

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David Davenport: Previewing Trump’s First State of the Union Speech

Oprah Winfrey President

A president’s first state of the union message is an important occasion. But in our era of political theater, there is some danger that this year the sideshow will overshadow the main attraction. Several Democratic members of Congress say they will boycott the event.  One Congresswoman is encouraging females who...

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Hugh Hewitt – A DACA Compromise: Do it and Move On

U.S. Senate

Just under 800,000 people received permits to stay and work under the DACA program. President Trump has announced the program’s end. It now falls to Congress to decide the fate of the “dreamers.”   A legislative deal between these competing interests is obvious: regularization of the 700,000 who can show they have...

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A Cancer Growing on Congress

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There is a cancer growing on Congress.  It is the curse of party-line voting.  The biggest legislation of the Trump administration is the tax bill , passed with only Republican votes.  And the biggest of the Obama administration:  Obamacare, again passed on a party-line vote with only Democrats. Party-line voting has grown...

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Michael Medved: What all the Abusers and Harassers Have in Common

Trump Builder

Recent charges of assault and harassment have destroyed powerful figures in every field of endeavor. These accusations have afflicted liberals and conservatives, straight and gay, black and white, with only one factor linking every one of the accused: they are all men. That’s not because women have no power to...

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Lanhee Chen: A Step In The Right Direction On Health Care

Tax Reform

So far this year, Republicans in Washington have been unable to fulfill their promise to repeal and replace Obamacare. It’s been a source of great frustration to those around the country who have suffered under the weight of higher health insurance premiums, and fewer health care choices. To help address...

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Michael Medved: Real Life Losses, Abstract Gains

Trump Builder

To understand why right-wing activists make a mistake in pushing deportation of so-called “Dreamers” we should consider the reasons for our consistent victories in defending gun rights. For gun-owners, this is a personal issue—restrictive regulations are an interference, or an annoyance, with real-world impact. For those who choose not to...

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Albert Mohler: An Opportunity for Congress After DACA

Handmaid’s Tale

Since the Trump Administration announced the end of President Obama’s DACA policy, the nation now turns to Congress to determine what should be done about the “dreamers,” those 800,000 young people brought illegally to the U.S. as children who are now hoping for a future in America. It is vital that...

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Hugh Hewitt: Time To Secure The Border

U.S. Senate

President Trump has ended DACA and given Congress six months to take action on the issue of illegal immigration. As Congress works to write and pass a bill, they must recognize the moral necessity of building a border wall—a border barrier—a border fence. In July alone, there were 18,000 arrests...

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Lanhee Chen: Americans

Tax Reform

As Americans, we are drawn together by so much more than what divides us. We have a common sense of purpose and destiny. And we wake up each day knowing how blessed we are to live in this remarkable country. Even as we are saddened by news of the shooting...

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Davenport: Congress Needs to Step Up Its Game

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While everyone was evaluating Donald Trump at 100 days, we also should have been grading Congress.  With significantly lower approval ratings than the president, Congress has done very little. With the same political party controlling the White House and Congress, how can that be?  The answer is that Republicans in...

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Mark Davis: Presidential Trump

Comey

It was something to behold.  We’ve seen many Donald Trump speeches, but never anything quite like his address to a Joint Session of Congress. It had a State of the Union feel, but with more people paying attention.  There was suspense—would this be campaign-rally Trump filled with self-praise? Inaugural Trump...

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