• A Faith-Based Alternative to Obamacare

    A Faith-Based Alternative to Obamacare

    Obamacare’s heavy requirements have hit businesses hard. They’ve also burdened the consciences of religious Americans who cannot in good faith pay for certain drugs and products. It’s no surprise, then, that thousands of Americans are turning to an alternative to mainstream insurance called Liberty HealthShare. We sit down with the founder and chairman of the company, Dale Bellis, to discuss a  concept that has gained traction.

    We also cover these stories:

    • Hurricane Florence is set to cause $30-60 billion in damages.
    • Mounting evidence from U.S. intelligence agencies point to Russia as the culprit behind attacks on diplomats in Cuba.
    • Leaked video shows Google executives grieving with employees after Donald Trump’s election victory.

    The Daily Signal podcast is available on Ricochet, iTunesSoundCloudGoogle Play, or Stitcher. All of our podcasts may be found at DailySignal.com/podcasts. If you like what you hear, please leave a review. You can also leave us a message at 202-608-6205 or write us at [email protected]. Enjoy the show! READ MORE...

  • New York Times Op-Ed Sends Media Into Frenzy

    New York Times Op-Ed Sends Media Into Frenzy

    We break down the top media moments this week—and plenty of misses.

    This week’s news cycle has been dominated by the anonymous New York Times op-ed written by a Trump administration official with major news networks covering it nonstop, calling it a quote “constitutional crisis,” and some are suggesting a need for invoking the 25th Amendment. 

    Publishing this op-ed brings up questions of journalistic integrity for The New York Times. In 2016, The New York Times’ opinion section published an article that said its editors would be cracking down on anonymous sources because of frequent factual errors. The New York Times also only vaguely defined what it means to be a “senior administration official,” which could include thousands of people. READ MORE...

  • Trump ‘Disrupted the Elites in Both Political Parties'

    Trump ‘Disrupted the Elites in Both Political Parties’

    Charlie Kirk, founder of the conservative organization Turning Point USA, sat down with The Daily Signal’s Ginny Montalbano on June 15 at the Young Women’s Leadership Summit in Dallas, Texas. He discussed what people misunderstand about President Donald Trump, the inspiration behind Turning Point USA, and his advice for young conservatives finding their way in the movement. Kirk worked on the Trump campaign in 2016.

    Ginny Montalbano: I’m here with Charlie Kirk, the founder of Turning Point USA. Charlie, thank you.  READ MORE...

  • In Surprise Visit to Texas, First Lady Looks After Children at Border

    In Surprise Visit to Texas, First Lady Looks After Children at Border

    After media fallout and heightened emotions over the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy at the southern border, first lady Melania Trump decided to see for herself.

    The first lady touched down Thursday morning in the border town of McAllen, Texas, pulling off an impressive surprise visit that was not leaked beforehand.

    “I’m here to learn about your facility, [where] I know you house children in a long-term basis, and I’d also like to ask you how I can help these children to reunite with their families as quickly as possible,” Trump said to officials at Upbring New Hope Children’s Center in McAllen, which is run by Lutheran Social Services of the South. READ MORE...

  • Mercedes Schlapp on Trump Successes and Media Bias

    Mercedes Schlapp on Trump Successes and Media Bias

    Mercedes Schlapp, assistant to the president and senior adviser for strategic communications at the White House, spoke exclusively to The Daily Signal’s Ginny Montalbano on Friday during the Young Women’s Leadership Summit organized by Turning Point USA in Dallas.

    Schlapp described the Trump administration’s successes, what the president expects from his team, and how the media covers powerful women in the administration. The transcript of the on-camera interview has been lightly edited for style and clarity. READ MORE...

  • Trump’s Populist Coalition Reshapes American Politics

    Trump’s Populist Coalition Reshapes American Politics

    Salena Zito and Brad Todd recently co-authored the book “The Great Revolt: Inside the Populist Coalition Reshaping American Politics”. They spoke to The Daily Signal’s Ginny Montalbano about who the Trump voters are, what motivated them during the 2016 election, and what they can tell us about the future.

    Ginny Montalbano: Your new book called “The Great Revolt: Inside the Populist Coalition Reshaping American Politics” just came out. Can we start with what inspired you to write this book and what it’s about? READ MORE...

  • Her Family Hopes to Prevent More School Massacres

    Her Family Hopes to Prevent More School Massacres

    Julie Pollack, who lost her 18-year-old stepdaughter Meadow in the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, is taking steps she hopes will prevent other students from dying in similar mass murders.

    Meadow Pollack, a senior, died during the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in which a 19-year-old former student with a rifle killed 17 and wounded 17 more.

    Her stepmother spoke exclusively to The Daily Signal about the family’s experience since the massacre, their efforts to improve school safety, and the legacy Meadow left behind. READ MORE...

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