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Jerry Bowyer: ‘ Trump Trade ’ Will Be Over Without Tax Cuts

Trump Trade

The stock market had a great run after the election of Donald J. Trump as president. This put egg on the face of many elite commentators who predicted that a Trump victory would be disastrous for the economy. Indicators of economic optimism also improved, and some business activity indicators improved...

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Hugh Hewitt: No GOP Civil War

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There’s been a lot of chatter about it, but: there is no GOP civil war. The meme of such a conflict is currently off the front pages, but it will return. When it does, recall that it just isn’t true. Yes, there’s a loud, persistent group of Never Trump critics...

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Jerry Bowyer: On Tax Reform: Businesses Take “Wait and See” Approach

Luther, tax reform, Impeachment

Republican leaders are now out with their proposal for tax reform. The good news is the plan is pro-growth. It really could get us out of the lurch, giving corporations a mechanism to bring almost 3 trillion dollars home from abroad, and to reinvest that money right here … in America....

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Michael Medved: Evangelicals for Trump: A Matter of Self Defense

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The sharpest divisions in politics today aren’t based on race or economic status, but on religion. Last year’s exit polls showed 26 percent who described themselves as Evangelical Christians, and they preferred Donald Trump by a crushing margin of 81 to 16 percent. Among the rest of the electorate—the 74...

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Hugh Hewitt: Swing for the Fences

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan face a very difficult choice as they survey the smoking ruins of their “unified GOP government” after nearly six months in office. They could decide to pivot from health care to racking up small victories and awaiting reinforcements from the...

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THR 7/22/17: Unpeeling the ‘Unified’ GOP Repeal and Replace Failure

White House, Obamacare, shooting, Paris Climate Agreement

Hugh Hewitt shares a part of his column in The Washington Post on the GOP Healthcare failure. We also hear from Senator Majority Leader McConnell as he refocuses efforts to move forward in the aftermath. Mike Gallagher interviews Senator Lindsay Graham on interesting alternatives to Obamacare. Senator Tom Cotton offers...

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Michael Medved: No Quick Fix On Health Care

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President Trump and Speaker Ryan failed to notch a GOP victory by repealing and replacing Obamacare, but the defeat did highlight an important conservative principle. Conservatism has always emphasized incremental, pragmatic change, based on the will of a majority; it’s progressives who favor sweeping, radical, top-down decrees that ignore the...

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