POLITICS & POLICY

Former President Barack Obama participates in a town hall meeting at the Orange County Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif., March 18, 2009. (Larry Downing/Reuters ) Prohibitive costs placed coverage outside the reach of everyday Americans, including countless with preexisting conditions. President Trump’s recent executive order laying out his “America-First Healthcare Plan” makes
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Republican Senate candidate John James (johnjamesforsenate.com) A number of prominent journalists shared a deceptively edited video that purported to show Republican Michigan Senate candidate John James fumbling his response to a question about protecting patients with pre-existing health conditions. “I don’t see a full health care plan on your website. What do you want to replace
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NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court exposes the Left’s disdain for women who are not like them. As accomplished scholars, jurists, and mothers, Barrett and Ginsburg represent the very best of the legal profession. But their confirmation processes could
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(DragonImages/Getty Images) Deregulation and market forces are making care more available at lower cost. Our health-care system is experiencing rapid, powerful change, far more consequential than is generally recognized. Although these changes are welcomed by many in the health-policy community (see our assessment a year ago), even those who applaud them have been surprised at
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Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Ron Johnson in Washington, U.S., November 8, 2017. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) Senator Ron Johnson (R., Wis.) has sent a letter to FBI director Christopher Wray asking him to clarify whether the agency possesses documents from the laptop of Hunter Biden, Fox News reported on Sunday. The
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NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I f you know how to read the ether, you can hear whispers of what is really happening, what is wrong, and, sometimes, what is coming. The Wall Street Journal is an indispensable daily firehose of facts and figures: new unemployment claims, GDP growth, IPO prices, movements within asset classes. If you
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Senator Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., January 15, 2019. (Yuri Gripas/Reuters) One of the nation’s top abortion groups is calling for Senator Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) to be ousted from her position as the Judiciary Committee’s ranking member after she praised the confirmation hearings on Supreme Court nominee Amy
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An absentee ballot await preparations in Raleigh, North Carolina, September 4, 2020. (Jonathan Drake/Reuters) A Kentucky postal worker who allegedly threw out more than 100 absentee ballots in a dumpster on Thursday has been fired by the U.S. Postal Service and may face federal prosecution. The Postal Service Office of Inspector General discovered 112 discarded
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Michigan GOP Senate candidate John James (johnjamesforsenate.com) Republican Senate candidate John James of Michigan positioned himself as a hawk on China in a call with reporters on Friday, pitching proposals to return jobs to Michigan that have been lost to Chinese and other foreign markets. James, a West Point graduate who served in the Iraq
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Stickers for people who cast their ballots for the upcoming presidential elections as early voting begins in Ann Arbor, Mich., September 24, 2020. (Emily Elconin/Reuters) Michigan will prohibit the open carry of guns at polling places and other official voting locations on Election Day, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson announced Friday. The announcement comes one
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Three years ago, historian Niall Ferguson wrote about Silicon Valley’s determination not to get caught flat-footed again when it comes to Donald Trump. “Make no mistake: 2016 will never happen again,” he warned. Zuckerberg had been personally lobbied by Barack Obama on these matters. Governments in Europe were looking for their pound of flesh too.
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(flavijus/Getty Images) The common presumption that the federal deficit doesn’t matter is entirely wrong. ‘Who the hell cares about the budget” — Donald Trump. “Debt is money we owe to ourselves.” — Paul Krugman. “Future generations will pay the price for runaway national debt.” — Heritage Foundation. The president may be right that no one cares
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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden approaches his seat ahead of an ABC Town Hall event at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pa., October 15, 2020. (Tom Brenner/Reuters) Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said on Thursday that he would clarify his stance on court packing ahead of the November 3 election, contingent upon how Republicans
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Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett speaks during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill, October 12, 2020. (Patrick Semansky/Pool via Reuters) Yesterday, Senator Chris Coons asked Judge Barrett about Griswold v. Connecticut, the 1965 Supreme Court decision holding that the Constitution protects a right to “marital privacy” that encompasses the use of contraception.
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Kevin Williamson thinks it’s “preposterous” to think that only Trump could have won in 2016. I’m a little more tolerant, though unconvinced, of that proposition. A couple of thoughts that bear on the question: (1) Trump ran behind Republican candidates in a lot of swing states. Republican Senate candidates ran well ahead of him in
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People line up for taxis across the street from the New York Times headquarters in 2013. (Carlo Allegri/Reuters) In the New York Times, Emily Bazelon reminds us once again that an enormous number of journalists, law professors, and other academics simply cannot be trusted to defend the First Amendment — and, in fact, that they
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Then-Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter attend an NCAA basketball game in Washington, D.C., in 2010. (File photo: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) A corrupt Ukraine firm reportedly got direct access to then-vice president Joe Biden through his son. According to a 2015 email, then–vice president Joe Biden met with a top executive at Burisma, the
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Judge Amy Coney Barrett testifies during her confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., October 14, 2020. (Michael Reynolds/Reuters) Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett accused Senator Richard Blumenthal (D., Conn.) of “pushing me to violate the judicial code of ethics” during her third day of confirmation hearings on Wednesday after the senator pressed
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President Trump concludes a campaign rally in Johnstown, Penn., October 13, 2020. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) Biden’s purported lead is a lot shakier than his media allies will admit. The American Federation of Trump-Haters and Never-Trumpers have arrived again at their quadrennial promised land: Trump is finished, a wounded monster lurching about, baited by his innumerable enemies, lashing
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