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May 16th, 2019
Trump in Oval Office
By: Jeff Cox – cnbc.com – May 14, 2019 The threat of the U.S.-China trade war escalating into something beyond nasty rhetoric and modestly effective tariffs for the most part has been dismissed by market participants and economists. But the idea that the dispute could turn into something more is starting to become reality. Tuesday’s relief rally on Wall Street notwithstanding,...
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May 16th, 2019
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By: Lingling Wei in Beijing & Bob Davis – wsj.com – May 9, 2019 The new hard line taken by China in trade talks—surprising the White House and threatening to derail negotiations—came after Beijing interpreted recent statements and actions by President Trump as a sign the U.S. was ready to make concessions, said people familiar with the thinking of the Chinese side. High-level negotiations...
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May 3rd, 2019
PHELAN-RAYMOND hearing
Photo courtesy of The Texan/Ben Billups By: Tony Guajardo – thetexan.news – April 2, 2019 The State Affairs Committee needed overflow seating for the flood of attendees that arrived at yesterday’s hearing. The bills laid out were SB 2485-2488. All four create uniform statewide policies regarding benefit packages (2485), scheduling practices (2486), paid sick leave (2487), and criminal history inquiries...
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April 8th, 2019
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Dave Edmonson, Executive Director of Texas and the Southeast region for TechNet, speaks against discriminatory legislation during a press conference on March 27, 2019. By Emree Weaver – texastribune.org – March 27, 2019 After emotional testimony, a forceful show of opposition from leaders in the state’s business community and more than an hour of floor debate, the Texas Senate on Tuesday...
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March 25th, 2019
By:  James Wesolek – txvalues.org – March 22, 2019 In the wake of the City of San Antonio banning Chick-fil-A from their airport based upon their religious beliefs and private donations made to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Texas Values and Texas Values Action are once again calling on the legislature to act to protect religious freedom and ensure all Texans are...
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February 11th, 2019
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By: Jane Robbins – thefederalist.com – January 31, 2019 It seems like just yesterday the sexual revolution was focused on legal protections for same-sex couples and individuals with same-sex orientations. But once that battle was won (or lost, depending on your perspective), radicals in the LGBT movement flooded the cultural zone with new demands. “Gay rights” became yesterday’s cause, replaced...
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February 11th, 2019
Wrapped-in-red-tape
By: Luke Wake – washingtontimes.com – January 22, 2019 This month we saw the beginning of a new Congress, one where Democrats regained control of the U.S. House of Representatives, while Republicans modestly increased their majority in the Senate. This means that we have returned to a period of divided government in Washington — a point only underscored by the...
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January 30th, 2019
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By: Erin Griffith – nytimes.com – January 26, 2019 Never once at the start of my workweek — not in my morning coffee shop line; not in my crowded subway commute; not as I begin my bottomless inbox slog — have I paused, looked to the heavens and whispered: #ThankGodIt’sMonday. Apparently, that makes me a traitor to my generation. I...
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January 29th, 2019
melania defends libel-slander
By: David Catron – spectator.org – January 28, 2019 There has been much wailing and rending of garments over the weekend about the layoffs of some writers, editors, and other staff at BuzzFeed, HuffPost, Yahoo, AOL, and Gannett. Naturally, the affected employees are upset and inclined to blame malign forces beyond their control. Predictably, the primary villain to emerge is...
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November 16th, 2018
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
By: Veronique De Rugby – nationalreview.com – November 13, 2018 After a long process, Amazon finally announced that it will locate its new headquarters in New York and Virginia. Following the announcement, Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted that “Amazon is a billion-dollar company. The idea that it will receive hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks at a time when...
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