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The Democrats in the House and Senate are getting downright hysterical over the possibility that the Republican controlled Congress may actually pass major tax cut legislation being pushed by President Trump. They are being joined in this hysteria by their left wing allies in the mainstream media that are launching ever more attacks on Trump and the Republicans.
According to Fox News Business network host Stuart Varney the left knows that if the tax plan passes it will likely boost the economy, and that is the last thing they want. Trump and the Republicans will get credit for a big win and carry that momentum into the 2018 elections.
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Three separate committees in the House of Representatives are launching investigation into the Clintons and the Uranium 1 deal with the Russians. One of those committees is the House Oversight Committee that will be looking into allegations that the Russians had a pay for play deal with the Clinton Foundation.
The House investigations come on the heels of information that Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller is looking into the left leaning Podesta lobbying firm and its connections with the Russians. That firm is run by Tony Podesta, brother of Clinton campaign manager John Podesta.
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The crown prince of Saudi Arabia plans to push his country towards a more moderate form of Islam. Saudi Arabia is held captive to an extreme form of Islam called Wahabism. The ruling family has sought to placate it by lavishly funding mosques all over the world. He announced, “We want to go back to what we were, the moderate Islam that is open to the world, open to all the religions. We will not waste 30 years of our lives dealing with extremist ideas, we will destroy them today.” The 32-year old crown prince was appointed successor by his father King Salman earlier this year. The prince is seeking to modernize the country and its economy by steering the country away from oil dependent revenues. Recently the country announced that the ban on women being able to drive will be fully lifted in 2018. Prince bin Salman announced that a $500 billion city would be “built on the border with Jordan and Egypt.” The city will make extensive use of alternative energy and be a technology hub.
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The number of Americans on food stamps has fallen 3.48 percent since President Trump began his presidency. Enrollment in the food stamp program has dropped to “its lowest level in seven years.” Almost 1.5 million Americans are no longer enrolled in the program. Some members of Congress are seeking to create legislation that will expand work requirements for able-bodied adults. Some states have taken the initiative to institute work requirements as the economy has recovered from the 2008 recession. Maine was the first state after the recession to bring back work requirements. There may be an uptick in enrollment in the food stamp program in Texas and Florida after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The USDA increased temporary benefits to Texas in the wake of the storm. Also, the USDA “eased restrictions on what items victims . . . could purchase, allowing those who received food stamps to purchase hot food items, which cannot usually be purchased with benefits.” The Trump administration may be reaping the benefits of an economy that was already slowly recovering under the Obama administration.
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A former CEO of National Public Radio said that he’s changed his mind on gun control laws. Ken Stern left his safe “liberal bubble and set off into conservative enclaves of America to expose himself to new ideas.” He learned so much that he wrote a book entitled, “Republican Like Me: How I Left the Liberal Bubble and Learned to Love the Right.” During his dive into fly-over country, Stern found out “that gun homicides have declined significantly over the past 25 years.” "At the same time, the number of guns have gone up. Those two things aren't correlated, but it's clear we know how to drive down gun murders without gun control, and the question is why are we talking about gun control when there's other things that we've been doing for 25 years that actually have reduced murders in this country by an extraordinary amount." Stern wrote an editorial for the New York Post saying, “the media should acknowledge its own failings in reflecting only their part of America. You can’t cover America from the Acela corridor, and the media need to get out and be part of the conversations that take place in churches and community centers and town halls."