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Trump’s Bad Deal for Workers

On Tuesday, President Trump and Republican Senate leadership cut a deal with Senate Democrats to approve 50 of President Trump’s nominations. Part of the deal is that President Trump renominate Mark Pearce for Chair of the National Labor [...]

Turkey Now, America Later?

President Trump recently imposed sanctions on Turkey to protest the Turkish government’s detention of an American pastor. Turkey has responded by increasing tariffs on US exports. The trade war is being blamed for the collapse of Turkey’s [...]

Classic Ron Paul: Stop Forcing Taxpayers to Pay for Abortion

Senate leadership is blocking Senator Rand Paul’s amendment to the Labor, Heath and Human Services, and Education Appropriations bill preventing taxpayer dollars from going to abortion providers. This is a loss for taxpayers and a craven act of [...]

Protectionism Abroad and Socialism at Home

One of the most insidious ways politicians expand government is by creating new programs to “solve” problems created by politicians. For example, government interference in health care increased health care costs, making it difficult or even [...]

Ron Paul: Liberty, Federalism, and the States Act Bring People Together

Campaign for Liberty Chairman Ron Paul recently penned an op-ed for the Daily Caller on the STATES Act (S. 3032), legislation prohibiting the enforcement of federal laws outlawing marijuana in states that have legalized marijuana. You can read [...]

Deutsche Bank: Ron Paul was Right

Well that’s not exactly how they put it, but a new study by the Deutsche Bank shows that having central banks try to stimulate economic growth does not work. As Daniel Lacalle with dlacalle.com writes: They have analyzed the impact on [...]

This Week in Congress Update

Yesterday the Senate passed the $854.3 billion Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and Defense Appropriations bill. Only seven Senators voted no: Mike Crapo (R-ID) Jeff Flake (R-AZ) Mike Lee (R-UT) Rand Paul (R-KY) James Risch [...]

This Week in Congress

The Senate will work on H.R. 6157, legislation combining the Defense Appropriations bill with the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations bills. The bill spends $675 billion on “defense,” an increase of $20.4 billion [...]

Who Wants You to Pay More for Prescription Drugs? Some in Congress

One thing that always amazes me is how protective some normally free-market Congressmen are of the prescription drug industry. Any legislation that reduces drug prices through promoting free market principles in the drug industry – such as [...]

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 [...]