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Mainstream Media Either Acting Like Children or ARE Children Which Is Why They Have Been So Wrong This Year

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(From The Publisher, PennyPress) To listen to the mainstream media, you would think that Donald Trump is a zombie who inexplicably took over the Republican Party by bodysnatching and, of course, has no chance of ever seeing the inside of the White House—even on a tour. After a year and …

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Trump (Sorta) Points to U.S. Sugar Program as Ideal Trade Model

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(Chuck Muth) – U.S. sugar policy had a major role in Donald Trump’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland last week, though not explicitly. In talking about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement, Trump said… “I pledge to never sign any trade agreement that hurts our workers, …

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Why Does Senator Cassidy Hate Affordable Contacts?

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(Jack Inglewood | Western Journalism) – 2003 was a year of revolutionary change in the contact lens industry. Since the Republican-controlled Congress enacted the Fairness to Contact Lens Consumer Act, consumers have enjoyed the freedom to choose their own contact lens supplier and shop for the best prices available. This overhaul …

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Trump: “Americans want relief from uncontrolled immigration”

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(Roy Beck, NumbersUSA) Although immigration has often been talked about at political conventions of the past, I don’t think the economic effect on jobs and wages has ever been as prominent as in addresses this week in Cleveland. Following are some of the most direct references from the stage: In …

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GOP platform uses long airport lines to call for TSA reform

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(Melanie Zanona, The Hill) The 2016 GOP platform approved at the Republican National Convention calls for overhauling the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), a familiar conservative idea recycled from previous party blueprints. But this year’s document points to a new reason to push for TSA reform: massive lines at security checkpoints, …

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The War On Affordable Contact Lenses

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(Edward Woodson | The Blaze) – It was the case that would not die. When the brothers of Saint Joseph Abbey, a Benedictine monastery in Covington, Louisiana, began to sell their handmade wooden caskets in late 2007 to cover their own health care costs, the state’s Board of Embalmers and …

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California announces big Obamacare hikes

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(Paige Winfield Cunningham, WashingtonExaminer) Obamacare plans in California will cost 13.2 percent more on average next year if insurers follow through with their proposed rate increases, the state’s marketplace announced Tuesday. Rates increased just 4 percent on average the last two years, but they will spike next year partially due …

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GOP’s Trump Wing vs. Ryan Wing on International Trade

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(Chuck Muth) – International trade, particularly the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement, continues to play a surprisingly major part of the 2016 presidential campaign and continues to expose a growing schism between the new Donald Trump wing of the party and the more traditional wing of House Speaker Paul Ryan. …

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Contact Lens Prescription Bill Would Increase Optometrists’ Market Power

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(Michael McGrady) – Contact lens providers could be fined up to $40,000 per violation for filling prescriptions without first verifying them with prescribers by a modified verification process that could prolong patients’ wait times, if Congress passes a bill under consideration by the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. …

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Crush Crony Capitalism in a Senate Appropriations Bill

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(Dan Horowitz, TownHall) Since the dawn of the progressive era, the government has not ceased in passing occupational licensing laws — mandates requiring entrepreneurs first possess a government license allowing them to sell a good or perform a service — each in the name of “protecting” the people. In most …

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