Daily Brief 09/27/2017: Tax Reform, Saudi Women Driving, and EU Reforms

U.S. News President Trump to Present Tax Plan in Indianapolis Today- President Trump heads to the heartland today in order to give a speech outlining his plan to drastically reform the tax code and simplify the individual tax income brackets. Indianapolis was chosen as the location of the tax speech because the city in within the district represented by Democratic Senator, Joe Donnelly, who is … Continue reading Daily Brief 09/27/2017: Tax Reform, Saudi Women Driving, and EU Reforms

GOP Lawmakers Introduce Republican Alternative to DACA

By: Zack Duvall   On Monday, a trio of GOP Senators have introduced the first version of the party’s plan to provide a pathway to citizenship for the nation’s roughly 800,000 illegal immigrants impacted by the DACA legislation, also known as the ‘Dreamers ACT’. Throm Tillis (R-NC), James Lankford (R-OK) and Orrin G. Hatch (R-UT) introduced the proposal during an extensive news conference held to … Continue reading GOP Lawmakers Introduce Republican Alternative to DACA

Travel Ban Showcases Trump’s Policy Making Ability

By: Zack Duvall   The Trump administration’s newly announced travel restrictions, and the policies set to be implemented as a result, are glimmers of hope in what should be a series of policy victories that reassure the president’s supporters of why they supported his bid for the White House in the first place. The new restrictions prove just how well the administration can formulate cohesive … Continue reading Travel Ban Showcases Trump’s Policy Making Ability

6 Years as a Hostage, a Freed Al-Qaeda Prisoner Opens Up

By: Zack Duvall For Johan Gustafsson November 25, 2011 will forever be a day that will remain fresh in his mind, because that is the day that he was kidnapped by al-Qaeda related terrorists just hours after arriving in Timbuktu, Mali Gustafsson was just one of three European and South African hostages, known as the ‘Timbuktu 3’, that the al-Qaeda linked group held captive for … Continue reading 6 Years as a Hostage, a Freed Al-Qaeda Prisoner Opens Up

Daily Brief 09/26/2017: More North Korean Threats, Hurricane Relief, and a Surprise Election in Japan

U.S. News: Hurricane Relief on the Way- The U.S. Defense Department has reaffirmed its commitment to working around the clock until all needed resources are provided to the devastated U.S. territories of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Humanitarian assistance is continuing to pour in and initial assessments have put the entire island without power for up to 4-6 months. The death toll continues … Continue reading Daily Brief 09/26/2017: More North Korean Threats, Hurricane Relief, and a Surprise Election in Japan

Freedom Warriors: The Story of the Kurdish Independence Movement

By: Zack Duvall With Kurdish voters set to vote on independence from Iraq, many U.S. foreign policy experts are weighing in on the subject and how it would impact the U.S. decision-making in that part of the world. For decades, the Kurdish people have been the target of numerous Baathist-led governments in Iraq that have long been actively seeking the destruction of Kurdistan and the … Continue reading Freedom Warriors: The Story of the Kurdish Independence Movement

Workers’ Rights Cases Set to be Heard in Supreme Court

By: Zack Duvall   Several major hearings about laws dealing with workers’ rights and arbitration contracts and policies in the workplace are expected to get underway as the Supreme Court returns from its recess in October. Many leftist groups are claiming that with the new administration there are growing concerns that new laws and policies will be aimed at protecting employers rather than the individual … Continue reading Workers’ Rights Cases Set to be Heard in Supreme Court

Collins Announces Opposition to Graham-Cassidy Healthcare Bill, Possibly Dealing Death Blow to the GOP Proposal

By: Zack Duvall   Susan Collins, one of the Republicans on the fence about the newly proposal GOP healthcare law, has announced that she will vote to oppose the bill if it goes to vote in the Senate this week. The news was met with overwhelming praise from Democrats in D.C. and those on liberal left who have said that the bill would cancel coverage … Continue reading Collins Announces Opposition to Graham-Cassidy Healthcare Bill, Possibly Dealing Death Blow to the GOP Proposal

‘Graham-Cassidy’ Bill in Trouble, GOP Lawmakers Scramble to Avoid Filibuster Deadline

By: Zack Duvall   The latest measure by Senate Republicans to repeal and replace the failing Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, is set to be introduced for a formal vote by lawmakers sometime this week. However, news of the potential vote comes ahead of mounting criticism from even some Republicans who are unsure about the bill’s ability to provide coverage for the millions of Americans … Continue reading ‘Graham-Cassidy’ Bill in Trouble, GOP Lawmakers Scramble to Avoid Filibuster Deadline

Daily Brief 09/25/2017: Volcanoes, Insurance and Protests to Start the Week

U.S. News: Healthcare Vote Expected This Week– With numerous GOP lawmakers voicing their concern over the ‘Graham-Cassidy’ bill, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said he plans to hold a vote in the Senate this week. GOP Senators including Ted Cruz of Texas, Rand Paul of Kentucky, John McCain of Arizona, and Susan Collins of Maine have all said that they are either definite ‘no’ … Continue reading Daily Brief 09/25/2017: Volcanoes, Insurance and Protests to Start the Week