Not-So-Special Prosecutor, Investment Impacts, and Regulatory Rollbacks Here’s what you need to know… Yesterday afternoon, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller to serve as Special Counsel to investigate connections between those close to President Trump and the Russian government. This appointment comes in response to numerous lawmakers calling for a special...

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Healthcare Truths, Heritage’s Future, and the Progressive Resistance​   Here’s what you need to know… Regardless of anyone’s thoughts on the content of the healthcare bill passed by Republicans in the House last week, there can be little doubt among anyone that the fallout has been confusing. A collection of bombastic, sometimes contradictory claims is swirling in the political and media landscape as critics of the...

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Deregulatory Achievements, Big Oil Exodus, and Populist Kids   Here’s what you need to know… In the wake of President Trump’s 100th day in office, there was a lot of discussion on the Administration’s lack of legislative accomplishments. But, looking at Trump’s regulatory accomplishments tells a different story. In his first 100 days, Trump’s efforts to undo burdensome government regulation across a variety of policy...

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Hill Fights, Playground Trouble, and The Glass-Steagall Myth   Here’s what you need to know… This week the negotiations over the potential government shutdown is dominating the news from Capitol Hill. Most people know that debt ceiling and FY 2018 fights loom in the summer and fall, but several other key legislative items that are being largely ignored could present trouble down the road. In the coming months,...

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A Not So Special Election, More Inequality, and the Retail Meltdown   Here’s what you need to know… This past Tuesday’s special election in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District to replace recently appointed Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price was touted as a definitive mandate for the country’s feelings on the Trump Administration thus far, and a major bellwether for how the 2018 midterms are going to go....

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Equal Pay Hits, United We Oppo, and Minimum Wage Reality   Here’s what you need to know… How do Republicans respond to the equal pay issue? Since April 4th marked “Equal Pay Day,” a symbolic day dedicated to raising awareness about the gender pay gap in the U.S. workforce, we wanted to give you some perspective on the issue. Democratic politicians have been able to attack their Republican opponents on this issue for...

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French Elections, Chinese Purchases, and Canada’s Constitution   Here’s what you need to know… We are now just over two weeks away from the first round of what Is being touted as potentially one of the most impactful elections in modern European history. On April 23rd the French people will vote in the first round of their presidential election, after which the top two finishers will face off in the second round...

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CAFE Standards, the Real Trump University, and Chinese Capital     Here’s what you need to know… The cries of support and opposition were heard far and wide this week when President Trump signed an executive order that begins to undo much of President Obama’s Clean Power Plan. But, those focused on the really impactful policy changes should be looking to an announcement from two weeks ago. While in Michigan,...

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