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Ali Atia is a rising sophomore and an intern with the American Spectator through the Charles Koch Institute’s Summer Internship Program. Follow him on Twitter at @AliAtia_
by | Aug 8, 2019

Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) on Monday tweeted a graphic containing the names and occupations of 44 San Antonio residents who donated the maximum legal amount ($2800) to President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign. Castro, who chairs his brother Julián Castro’s campaign…

by | Aug 3, 2019

President Trump announced Thursday that a new 10-percent tariff would be imposed on an additional $300 billion worth of Chinese imports starting September 1. In a string of tweets, the president listed the continued sale of Fentanyl to the U.S….

by | Jul 31, 2019

During the first round of Democratic debates Tuesday, moderate candidates pushed back against a rising tide of radicalism. The star of the show was undoubtedly John Delaney, the former Maryland representative who came out swinging against Medicare for All. “We…

by | Jul 29, 2019

Last Wednesday, the House voted 429 to 3 to pass the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act (H.R. 3375), a bill intended to help the Federal Communications Commission fight the junk calls clogging up millions of Americans’ landlines. Robocalls use auto-dialers to…

by | Jul 24, 2019

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and the Trump administration on Tuesday arrived at a budget and debt agreement for the next two years. The deal will reportedly increase spending in both defense and non-defense areas and suspend the debt ceiling until…

by | Jul 22, 2019

Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) last week introduced the Backlog Elimination, Legal Immigration, and Employment Visa Enhancement (BELIEVE) Act, a plan intended to increase immigration of high-skilled workers to the United States. The act will compete with the Fairness for High…

by | Jul 18, 2019

In the days preceding the first planned House hearing on D.C. statehood in 26 years, a new Gallup poll has found that a full 64 percent of Americans oppose statehood for the District. Only 29 percent said they favored making D.C. a…

by | Jul 11, 2019

A 24th candidate has been added to the list of Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential primary. California billionaire Tom Steyer, who recently entered the public eye after spending millions on an ad campaign to impeach President Trump, officially announced…

by | Jul 10, 2019

Ben Rhodes, former President Obama’s Deputy National Security Adviser, once referred to Washington’s foreign-policy establishment as “the Blob.” He was making a reference to the consensus that has become standard in U.S. foreign policy over the past several decades: that…

by | Jul 6, 2019

Governor Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania on Tuesday signed HB 1172, a bill that will allow the use of out-of-state occupational licenses in Pennsylvania. Wolf said the “new law will reduce barriers for new Pennsylvanians to work here and shows this is…

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