POLITICS & POLICY

Senator Ed Markey (right) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hold a news conference for their proposed “Green New Deal” at the U.S. Capitol, February 7, 2019. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) Senator Ed Markey (D., Mass.) slammed judicial originalism in a Senate floor speech hours before the expected confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on
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Vice President Mike Pence speaks to residents at The Villages, a retirement community north of Orlando, Fla., October 10, 2020. (Gregg Newton/Reuters) After being exposed to a COVID-infected staffer, why would the vice president sit in a windowless room with elderly senators on Monday night? Five aides to Vice President Mike Pence, including chief of
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NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he Dow Jones Average is now 54 percent higher than it was when Donald Trump was elected. That’s why it’s so striking that Joe Biden is scooping up the lion’s share of big-money contributions from finance leaders on Wall Street. People in the financial industry have given well over $50 million
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Ranking Member Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) questions Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett during her confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill, October 14, 2020. (Bonnie Cash/Pool via Reuters) It has been a long month since President Trump announced Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court. Her confirmation should be celebrated as a victory for
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Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner at the White House in March. (Reuters photo: Jim Bourg) Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump threatened to sue the Lincoln Project over billboards the anti-Trump Republican PAC put up in Times Square criticizing the couple’s response to the coronavirus.  In a letter, Trump family lawyer Marc Kasowitz rebuked the group
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Sunrise in the market square of Krakow, Poland (Liseykina/Dreamstime) Poland has traditionally outlawed most abortions, except for those obtained due to fetal abnormality or to save the life or health of the mother.  Now, the Constitutional Tribunal, Poland’s highest court, has ruled that abortion obtained because of fetal disability is unconstitutional. From the New York
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Representative Elise Stefanik, Republican of New York, asks questions during the first public hearings held by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence as part of the impeachment inquiry in Washington, D.C., November 13, 2019. (Saul Loeb/Reuters Pool) Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is “lying to the American people” about his son Hunter Biden’s foreign
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Allan M. Josephson is a distinguished, board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist based in Louisville, Ky. Over the course of his four-decade career in academic medicine, Dr. Josephson was clinically active treating patients and families, led two academic divisions of child and adolescent psychiatry, held senior teaching positions at three institutions, and published widely. He is
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) participates in a news conference at the U.S. Capitol, October 1, 2020. (Erin Scott/Reuters) The Washington Post reports that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) forced the Senate into a brief (and rare) closed session in a last ditch effort to convince Republicans not to proceed with the confirmation
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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks during the final 2020 presidential campaign debate in Nashville, Tenn., October 22, 2020. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) His debate comments about ending the oil industry make an already troubling record even worse. In the business world, there’s a saying that past performance is the best predictor of future results. I believe
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey (at right) hold a news conference for their proposed “Green New Deal” on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., February 7, 2019. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) The Green New Deal can be whatever AOC wants it to be. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, champion of the Green New Deal, would like to have her
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Last night, Biden said, “Not one single person with private insurance would lose their insurance under my plan, nor did they under Obamacare.” The second part of that sentence is flatly false. While neither the Washington Post nor the New York Times included it in their fact-checking round-ups about the debate, in 2013 and 2014
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A worker at a semiconductor fabrication facility owned by Dutch chipmaker NXP Semiconductors N.V. in Chandler, Ariz., in an undated photo provided on September 29, 2020. (Handout courtesy of NXP Semiconductors) Semiconductors are essential to our modern way of life. How and where they’re made is a looming national-security crisis. Whoever is elected president in
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The Google sign on one of the company’s office buildings in Irvine, Calif., October 20, 2020. (Mike Blake/Reuters) The Trump administration’s lawsuit against Google doesn’t live up to the hype. Early reports suggested a bipartisan group of state attorneys general might join together with the feds and demand the company’s breakup. Instead, the eleven AGs
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The New England Journal of Medicine is a progressive menace when it comes to policy and cultural issues. In our latest example, the Journal published a doctor who helped his non-terminally ill grandfather starve himself to death–and it is presented as a reason to expand assisted suicide eligibility. The 103 year-old had the usual and
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CNN Host and Senior Media Correspondent Brian Stelter speaks on the “Trust, Truth and the Future of Journalism” panel at the Media Literacy Week Kick-off event at the Thomson Reuters building in Manhattan, November 6, 2017. (Andrew Kelly/Reuters) CNN anchor Brian Stelter on Wednesday chided a reporter after she criticized the media’s double standard in
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Hunter Biden, Joe’s younger son, has become a fixture of the 2020 race. Since August 27, 2019, Donald Trump has tweeted about Hunter 59 separate times, making his colorful past one of the Trump campaign’s most important attacks on his rival. For many years, Hunter struggled with serious drug and alcohol … Read More
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