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How Helping Puerto Rico Through Debt Crisis Became Personal for One Conservative

Posted: May 24, 2016 at 3:22 pm   /   Politics

Puerto Rico made Rep. Raul Labrador, but the fact he was born there, and called it home until he was 13 years old did not inspire him to help the island with its debt crisis. In his five years as a lawmaker, Labrador’s political capital has been so invested in his conservative constituents in Idaho, […]

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Thanks to GOP, Washington’s Summer Spending Spree Has Started

Posted: May 24, 2016 at 2:37 pm   /   Politics

Washington’s summer spending spree is off to a very bad start for taxpayers. Congress couldn’t agree on a budget deal earlier this spring, but that isn’t stopping them from passing spending bills at historic levels. And President Barack Obama is fully engaged in budget gimmickry as well. The good news is that the majority of […]

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We Know What’s Solving Poverty Around the World

Posted: May 24, 2016 at 12:51 pm   /   Politics

For nations all around the world, as well as right here at home, lawmakers struggle with how to achieve economic and social progress. Data collected annually in the Index of Economic Freedom demonstrate that the principles of economic freedom have a strong positive impact on the global economy and poverty. As economic freedom has increased […]

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Puerto Ricans Need to ‘Clean Their Own House,’ Conservative Leaders Say

Posted: May 24, 2016 at 12:19 pm   /   Politics

Congress should not pass legislation to have taxpayers bail out Puerto Rico’s economic crisis, or allow the United States territory to file for bankruptcy, reads a memo from conservative leaders. “Both steps are bad policy and both should be avoided,” the memo reads. The memo, released Monday by over 35 leaders who are part of the […]

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International Trade Commission Releases Report on the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Posted: May 23, 2016 at 1:32 pm   /   Politics

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), the government agency whose mission includes providing the President and Congress with independent analysis of international trade issues, recently released a 787-page report on the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement between the U.S. and a dozen other countries. The results were not surprising. According to the ITC, the agreement […]

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20,642 New Regulations Added in the Obama Presidency

Posted: May 23, 2016 at 9:34 am   /   Politics

The tide of red tape that threatens to drown U.S. consumers and businesses surged yet again in 2015, according to a Heritage Foundation study we released on Monday. More than $22 billion per year in new regulatory costs were imposed on Americans last year More than $22 billion per year in new regulatory costs were […]

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The Case for a Regulatory Budget

Posted: May 23, 2016 at 8:44 am   /   Politics

The federal regulatory state is out of control. It is out of control economically, costing Americans between $1 trillion and $2 trillion per year in artificially inflated prices. And it is out of control politically, as federal bureaucrats now write upwards of 95 percent of all new federal “laws” without winning a single vote in Congress or […]

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Government Report Shows Potential Trans Pacific Partnership Impact

Posted: May 23, 2016 at 3:54 am   /   Politics

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), which is the government agency whose mission includes providing the president and Congress with independent analysis of international trade issues, recently released a 787-page report on the proposed Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement between the United States and a dozen other countries. The results were not surprising. According to the […]

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House Conservatives Mull Budget ‘Trigger’ That Could Reduce Federal Spending

Posted: May 23, 2016 at 3:01 am   /   Politics

Conservatives are considering a budget compromise that would reduce spending by $30 billion unless the House is able to pass at least 10 appropriations bills. The “trigger” proposal, first reported by Roll Call, is the latest spending suggestion designed to break a stalemate in the ongoing budget battle. A long shot and a bit of […]

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