Average U.S. Tariffs Less Than Half Those of China Research Shows

Analysis by Pew Research has revealed that the U.S. has among the lowest tariff rates against imported goods in the world. It also shows that its current tariff rates are close to the lowest they’ve been in the nation’s history. In 2016 the average tariff applied by the U.S. on imported goods was 1.61%. That […]

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Pope Francis Urges Young People to be More Vocal in Palm Sunday Mass

Pope Francis had a message for the world’s youth on Palm Sunday: let your voices be heard. “There are many ways to silence young people and make them invisible,” he said. “Many ways to anesthetize them, to make them keep quiet, ask nothing, question nothing. There are many ways to sedate them, to keep them […]

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Hundreds of Thousands Descend on Washington D.C. in March for Gun Safety

Hundreds of thousands of protestors descended on Washington D.C. yesterday to demand changes to the nation’s gun laws. The march was organized by survivors of the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, last month. Outcry from students, parents, teachers and lawmakers has failed to spur Congress to enact sweeping changes […]

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Trump Administration Implements Revised Military Transgender Ban

The Trump White House announced a revised ban on transgender troops from serving in the military. The ban would apply to individuals who have been stable in their biological sex for less than thirty-six months, who were diagnosed with gender dysphoria prior to joining the military and do not require a change of gender, and […]

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Supporters of Alabama Senate Candidate Roy Moore Offered Accuser’s Attorney $10,000 to Discredit Her

Supporters of former Alabama Supreme Court Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore offered the attorney of a woman who accused Moore of sexual misconduct $10,000 to drop the woman as a client and say publicly that he doubted the voracity of her claims. The statement would be given to the news outlet Breitbart.com which […]

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Clarifying Language Allows CDC to Research Gun Violence After 20-Year Ban

The $1.3 trillion spending signed bill into law this week by President Trump includes language that clarifies a long-standing law barring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from conducting research on gun violence. The so-called Dickey amendment, named after the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Jay Dickey (R-AR) stated that “none of the funds made available […]

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Former Deputy Director Implores: FBI Careers Worthwhile Despite the Headlines

Former FBI Director Andrew McCabe is pleading with the nation’s young people not to be discouraged from going into careers in public service despite the “divisive politics and partisan attacks” that characterize the country’s national discourse. McCabe made his case in an op-ed in The Washington Post yesterday. Andrew McCabe was fired last week, two […]

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President, Chief of Staff Furious Over Leak of “Do Not Congratulate” Instructions for Putin Call

President Trump and Chief of Staff John Kelly are furious over a leak of details of a recent phone call between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. The President, according to briefing materials, was instructed not to congratulate Putin on a recent general election victory in which he won a fourth term as Russia’s […]

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“Right-to-Try” Experimental Medication Passes in the House of Representatives

The House of Representatives has passed a bill giving patients the ability to try experimental drugs and treatments that have not been approved by the FDA, this week. The so-called right-to-try bill gives very ill and terminally ill patients the right to try medicine that has passed Phase 1 of the FDA approval process for […]

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President Trump Exempts U.S. Allies, EU from Steel & Aluminum Tariffs

The Trump administration has announced that the European Union, Australia, Argentina, Brazil and South Korea will be exempt from the 25% steel and 15% aluminum tariffs the President announced earlier this month. The President’s tariff announcement angered many longstanding allies and set off a flurry of backroom diplomacy as countries sought exemptions and threatened retaliatory […]

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