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No wonder so many Americans don’t care for President Trump

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The Media Research Center just released findings from a recent survey documenting the overwhelmingly negative coverage of President Trump on mainstream news channels. From June 1st through September 30th, MRC viewed 1007 evening news broadcasts about the Trump White House on ABC, NBC and CBS; the equivalent of 32.7. hours of coverage.  They found that […]

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Senator Toomey’s response to the Government Shutdown

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January 11, 2019 Dear Mrs. Howard, Thank you for contacting me about the partial government shutdown. I appreciate hearing from you. It is important to note that the vast majority of the federal government is currently funded and operational. When accounting for mandatory programs such as Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, which are not subject […]

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Off to a good start

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PA Delegation Falls in Line for Speaker Vote, Minus Lamb and Perry Written by John Cole, Managing Editor Eight new Representatives from the 18 member Pennsylvania delegation casted their first vote for Speaker of the House in the 116th Congress. Just two of the 18 are standing alone from the majority of their respective parties. […]

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Congress Gets Tough on the Saudis

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As mankind hobbles along attempting to make the world a better place, many Americans have become aware that our own house needs attention. For America to take a position of leadership in the world, we simply must reconvene to establish what we wish to stand for before we continue attempting to project our values on […]

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Being thankful for promises kept

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It is hard to believe that we will soon be facing another presidential election. Republicans need to engage in dedicated soul searching to decide if they truly support a conservative platform because, chances are, Donald Trump is our very best shot at shifting the Overton window to the right. Here is one woman’s account of […]

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Response from Senator Toomey on the caravan

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October 25, 2018 Dear Mr. Napoli, Thank you for contacting me about the security of our nation’s southern border. I appreciate hearing from you. America has long benefited from immigration and the contributions of those who have come to this country willing to work hard and seek a better life. Nearly every American has some […]

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Trump Tweets and Pennsylvania Doctor thwart attack in Syria

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Dr. Rim Albezem, a Syrian-born cardiologist who lives in Newtown, Penn., personally urged President Trump last month to stop the Syrian regime from launching an all-out attack on the country’s last major rebel stronghold. Photo: Matthew Hall/Philadelphia Inquirer By Dion Nissenbaum WASHINGTON—President Trump usesTwitteras a bully pulpit for everything from the economy to CNN’s ratings. […]

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Visas Halted for Foreign Officials’ Same-Sex Partners

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By Jessica Donati of the Wall Street Journal Oct. 2, 2018 8:04 p.m. ET WASHINGTON—The Trump administration has ordered the State Department to stop issuing visas to unmarried same-sex partners of foreign officials working in the U.S., officials said Tuesday. U.S. officials said the new rule was introduced in July to match the State Department’s […]

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Congress, Take Your War Powers Back

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War is a heavy responsibility. But many of America’s foreign conflicts are now started, executed and largely overseen by one man: the president. Congress has ceded its war-making authority to the executive branch. War and peace are no longer an expression of the will of the people. Syria is a clear example. U.S. military operations […]