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House Passes $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

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The latest battle between Republicans and Democrats over the spending bill was anticlimactic in comparison to the past.
For starters, the drama really only lasted a week – a far shorter period of time than we’ve seen legislators go at… Continue reading

President Obama To Move Ahead With Immigration Reform By Executive Order

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Public opinion be damned.
Tomorrow night in a prime time speech, the President will unveil his plan to shield up to five million illegal immigrants from deportation. By expanding the Dreamers program to adults –a move that the President said… Continue reading

Russian Forces Moving Into Ukraine

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Earlier this week, I relayed an account from a colleague about the situation in Ivano-Frankivsk, a city in Western Ukraine that is now feeling the effects of the violence between Ukrainians and pro-Russian separatists that had, until recently, been largely… Continue reading

An Opportunity For More Clarity On Healthcare — And Better Policy

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The Democrats were ready for defeat last Tuesday, no matter what their fundraising emails said. But they weren’t prepared for the wipeout they suffered not only in the Senate, but also on the state level.
Republicans took three statehouses on… Continue reading

War Continues In Eastern Ukraine And Makes It To Western Ukraine

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For weeks now, our country’s focus has been on every issue besides Ukraine.
Ebola, ISIS and the midterm elections have taken over our newspapers and our television sets. And not without due cause – each of these issues certainly deserves… Continue reading

The Fate Of Obamacare Under Republican Leadership

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The dust is settling after the Democrats’ epic rout on Tuesday.
The blame for the Democrats’ shortfall at the ballot box falls squarely on President Obama’s shoulders. And he knows it.
Republicans won at least seven Senate seats and have… Continue reading

The Republican Victory Tonight Is A Rejection Of President Obama

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President Obama’s net negative rating across key battleground states was a staggering 30 points.
With numbers like that, it’s not at all surprising that the Republicans took control of the Senate tonight, especially considering the polling going into today’s contest.… Continue reading