• Reporting the News Undermined in ‘Era’ of Trump, Black Journalists Argue

    Reporting the News Undermined in ‘Era’ of Trump, Black Journalists Argue

    Speakers on a panel of journalists at the annual meeting of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation in Washington said journalism is suffering in the era of President Donald Trump.

    “One of the things that has just been boiling my blood is the lack of respect for the press coming from the orange man,” Rep. Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., said Friday, opening a panel discussion called “Black Journalists: Reporting Our Experiences in the Era of Trump.”

    The event was part of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington. Dubbed “the leading policy conference on issues impacting African-Americans and the global black community,” the conference opened Wednesday and ends Sunday. READ MORE...

  • Rally in Washington Will Urge Disillusioned Democrats, Leftists to 'Walk Away'

    Rally in Washington Will Urge Disillusioned Democrats, Leftists to ‘Walk Away’

    The founder of the movement that showcases stories of why people are walking away from leftist ideology and the Democratic Party is bringing a march and rally to Washington next month to send a message he hopes the mainstream media won’t be able to ignore.

    It’s a milestone for what he calls the #WalkAway Campaign.

    “We are only just over 3 months old, and at this point on all social media platforms, we have over 370,000 people who are members of the #WalkAway Campaign who have created testimonials that are a part of it,” Brandon Straka, founder of the campaign, told The Daily Signal in a phone interview. READ MORE...

  • Evidence of Crimes Irrelevant to Impeaching Trump, Texas Democrat Insists

    Evidence of Crimes Irrelevant to Impeaching Trump, Texas Democrat Insists

    High crimes and misdemeanors are irrelevant to whether President Donald Trump should be impeached by the House, despite the Constitution, a Texas lawmaker said.

    “The people who say, ‘What law did he break? What rule did he break?,’ they are perpetrating upon you a belief that is totally inaccurate,” Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, said Thursday at a yearly meeting of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation in Washington.

    “You decide that you are not going to be nice to suspects when you arrest them, you tell police, ‘You don’t have to be nice,’ … and ban children on the border of color, you produce a policy that separates them from their parents,” Green said. READ MORE...

  • Founders’ Vision of Limited Government Is in Peril, Walter Williams Warns

    Founders’ Vision of Limited Government Is in Peril, Walter Williams Warns

    An author and economics professor warns that America must return to the Founders’ vision of limited government to preserve the economic future of the country.

    “I think we can safely say that we have made a significant departure from the constitutional principles of individual liberty and limited government that made us a rich nation in the first place,” Walter Williams, a professor of economics at George Mason University, said in a speech Tuesday at The Heritage Foundation.

    Most legitimate functions of government are noted in the Constitution, such as collecting taxes and providing for the common defense and general welfare of the country, and regulating commerce between the states and with foreign nations, he said. READ MORE...

  • Tax Reform Spurs a Doubling of This Texan’s Business

    Tax Reform Spurs a Doubling of This Texan’s Business

    Republican-passed tax reform has helped to more than double his supply company’s business, a Texas entrepreneur says.

    “The tax reform took our taxes from 34 percent down to 21 percent, so we had additional capital and we used that capital to reinvest in the business,” Jim Cramer said in a phone interview Thursday with The Daily Signal.

    Cramer is a co-owner of Amarillo-based Austin Hose, a supplier of hose, fittings, and accessories with six locations serving six states.

    He spoke with The Daily Signal four days before House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, introduced three bills to build on the success of the initial overhaul of the tax code. READ MORE...

  • This Ohio County Swung From Obama to Trump. Here's What 8 Fair Attendees Think, 2 Years Later. What These Eight Attendees At This Ohio County Fair Had to Say About President Trump

    This Ohio County Swung From Obama to Trump. Here’s What 8 Fair Attendees Think, 2 Years Later. What These Eight Attendees At This Ohio County Fair Had to Say About President Trump

    CANTON, OHIO—Attendees of this 169-year-old Ohio county fair don’t come out to see politicians and politics aren’t on the forefront of their minds, but a large portion of the folks at the Stark County Fair had strong opinions on both when asked.

    The political climate of this county, known for its rural, farming areas and also home to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, housed in Canton, has flipped in recent years.

    In 2008, than-candidate Barack Obama won 51.59 percent of the vote in Stark County and and former Sen. John McCain of Arizona, who died last month, won 46.14 percent of the vote. Obama won the county again in 2012 with 49.21 percent of the vote, inching past presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, who received 48.74 percent. READ MORE...

  • Fight Over Proper Reading of Constitution to Figure Prominently in Kavanaugh’s Hearings, Experts Say

    Fight Over Proper Reading of Constitution to Figure Prominently in Kavanaugh’s Hearings, Experts Say

    Legal experts say the fight for the original meaning of the Constitution will play a significant role in the confirmation process for President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.

    “The fork in the road as it plays out in the Supreme Court is now going to be the centerpiece of these confirmation hearings,” said John Eastman, founding director at the Claremont Institute’s Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence.

    Eastman made his remarks at an event Wednesday at The Heritage Foundation about federal appeals court Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the high court. READ MORE...

Page 1 of 912345...Last »