• These 3 Doctors in Congress Diagnose the Problems With Medicare for All

    These 3 Doctors in Congress Diagnose the Problems With Medicare for All


    Few issues have animated conservatives as much as Obamacare. But there’s a new threat on the horizon. It’s called Medicare for All—and it would be a massive government takeover of your health care.

    The Daily Signal spoke with three medical doctors who are serving in the U.S. House—Reps. Scott DesJarlais, Paul Gosar, and Andy Harris—to talk about Medicare for All and their solutions for a patient-centered alternative. Listen to the podcast or read the transcript below. READ MORE...

  • 'People Are Starting to Realize Just How Dangerous the Socialist Agenda Really Is,' Says Former NY Lawmaker

    ‘People Are Starting to Realize Just How Dangerous the Socialist Agenda Really Is,’ Says Former NY Lawmaker

    Former Rep. Claudia Tenney, who represented New York’s 22nd Congressional District in the 115th Congress, spoke to The Daily Signal at the Conservative Political Action Conference last week. Tenney narrowly lost re-election to Rep. Anthony Brindisi, D-N.Y., last November. An edited transcript of the interview is below.

    Rob Bluey: Looking back on your time in Congress with President Donald Trump in the White House, what stands out most to you?

    Claudia Tenney: History will prove the 115th Congress was one of the most successful Congresses in many decades. The president drove through a very strong agenda, and we delivered on nearly all of the Trump agenda except for a few items. READ MORE...

  • New EPA Chief Implementing Trump’s Energy-Dominant, Environmentally Friendly Agenda

    New EPA Chief Implementing Trump’s Energy-Dominant, Environmentally Friendly Agenda

    Andrew Wheeler was confirmed by the Senate last week as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Wheeler previously served as deputy administrator before stepping into the role of acting administrator in July 2018. He visited the Conservative Political Action Conference last week and spoke to The Daily Signal. A lightly edited transcript is below.

    Rob Bluey: Although you were just confirmed by the Senate, you’ve been in the job as acting EPA administrator for several months. Can you share what it’s been like to have that experience to work in the Trump administration? READ MORE...

  • This Black Lives Matter Activist Rallied With Trump Supporters. Find Out What Motivates Hawk Newsome.

    This Black Lives Matter Activist Rallied With Trump Supporters. Find Out What Motivates Hawk Newsome.

    NEW YORK—Hawk Newsome says he often makes it a point to meet people where he grew up. So on a cold day not long ago, I made my way to Papa Juan’s Cigar Room in the South Bronx to see the man who led Black Lives Matter of Greater New York.

    “I appreciate you having the courage to come to the South Bronx,” he tells me as we sit down to chat. “I make it a point to bring people to the Bronx. So, they could one, see the folks that I’m a part of, see what we represent. Two, just to see how scared they get.” READ MORE...

  • Alveda King on Her Uncle MLK's Forgotten Legacy

    Alveda King on Her Uncle MLK’s Forgotten Legacy

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a moment to reflect on the life of the civil rights leader whose nonviolent activism and Christian values made America a better place. The Daily Signal spoke to his niece, Alveda King, about her uncle’s enduring legacy and her plans for honoring him. Listen to the interview on our podcast or read a lightly edited transcript below.

    Rob Bluey: As we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, how has your uncle shaped our culture in America on issues like civil rights and your own life? READ MORE...

  • A Bold Conservative Who Is Breaking News and Bringing People Together

    A Bold Conservative Who Is Breaking News and Bringing People Together

    On today’s show, we feature an interview with Bold founder Carrie Sheffield. Based in New York City, Sheffield discusses her political activism, the importance of civility, and what it’s like for a conservative living in Manhattan.

    Her digital television network is comprised of three shows, one of which is co-hosted by Clay Aiken, who is famous for his performance on “American Idol.”

    “We are trying to break news, but we’re also trying to bring people together,” Sheffield tells The Daily Signal. Listen to our full interview below. READ MORE...

  • Founder of Congress’ Media Fairness Caucus Has Prescription to Cure Media Bias

    Founder of Congress’ Media Fairness Caucus Has Prescription to Cure Media Bias

    The Daily Signal spoke last week with Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, about media bias. Smith discussed the House Media Fairness Caucus, which he founded, how Americans can combat media bias, and a new term he coined: mediacrats. This transcript of the interview has been lightly edited for clarity and length.

    Rob Bluey: Congressman, how bad is media bias today?

    Rep. Lamar Smith: I have to tell you, I’m sure it’s been worse, but I’m not aware of it. What we’re seeing today, I think, is a real threat to our democracy because you’ve got virtually every media platform—and the ones that obviously come to mind are Facebook or Twitter or Google, for example—who have demonstrably been biased against conservative voices, against conservative commentary, and against conservative Republican individuals. READ MORE...

  • Tax Reform Leads to More Cookies, Not Crumbs

    Tax Reform Leads to More Cookies, Not Crumbs

    On yesterday’s edition of The Daily Signal podcast, Rob Bluey and Ginny Montalbano interviewed small business owner Joseph Semprevivo, president and founder of Joseph’s Lite Cookies of Sebastian, Florida. He shares how tax reform has benefited his company and employees.

    Heritage Foundation tax policy analyst Adam Michel weighs in on newly released research on the benefits of tax reform, and what the long-term impact of tax cuts could be for millions of Americans.

    We read some of our favorite letters from you and discuss President Donald Trump’s press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. Plus, Sen. Marco Rubio visits The Heritage Foundation to warn of a looming threat to our national security called “deep fake” technology. READ MORE...

  • An Interview With Tucker Carlson on Trump's Unintentional Political Genius

    An Interview With Tucker Carlson on Trump’s Unintentional Political Genius

    Tucker Carlson, host of the popular Fox News show “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” spoke to Daily Signal editor-in-chief Rob Bluey at The Heritage Foundation’s 41st annual Resource Bank meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Carlson received the prestigious Salvatori Prize, recognizing his work to uphold and advance the principles of America’s founding. The full video, plus an edited transcript of the interview, is below.

    Rob Bluey: It is a true honor to celebrate the work that you’ve done, and I want to begin with the advice that you left this audience on how conservatives can take back the culture. You had two pieces of advice. Tell us about them. READ MORE...

  • The Left-Wing Plot to Repeal the Trump Tax Cuts

    The Left-Wing Plot to Repeal the Trump Tax Cuts

    Former RATE Coalition co-chairman Jim Pinkerton spoke to The Daily Signal’s Rob Bluey and Ginny Montalbano about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, current economic conditions, and left-wing efforts to repeal the tax cuts. Pinkerton is a former Reagan and Bush White House official. An edited transcript of his interview is below.

    Bluey: We’re here talk about tax cuts, but I want to begin by having you explain what the RATE Coalition did and what role it played in getting the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed. READ MORE...