We Hear You: The Border Wall and Shutdown Politics

Editor’s note: The clash between the president and congressional Democrats over a border wall resulted in a partial government shutdown that is entering its third week. The Daily Signal’s audience appears to have Trump’s back. Write us at [email protected]—Ken McIntyre Dear Daily Signal: It wasn’t all that long ago that Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, and the […]

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Media Misses: New York Times Bias Exposed

President Donald Trump has called out The New York Times for its bias numerous times and it turns out he was actually right. Former New York Times editor Jill Abramson’s soon-to-be published book “Merchants of Truth” suggests the magazine’s news reporting has become “unmistakably anti-Trump,” Fox News’ Howard Kurtz reports. The fact is, The New […]

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House’s Biggest GOP Caucus Now ‘Counterweight’ to Democrats, New Leader Says

The new leader of House Republicans’ largest caucus says he plans to “streamline” its operations to effectively counter the Democrats as they take control of the lower chamber of Congress. For starters, the Republican Study Committee no longer will have a dozen or so task forces, Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., said in a recent phone […]

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3 Things to Watch in Trump’s Shutdown Talks With Democrats

Two of President Donald Trump’s key themes as a candidate were building a border wall and being a deal-maker. But he is struggling on both points during the partial government shutdown as Democrats officially take control of the House of Representatives. Trump and congressional leaders will meet again Friday after an unproductive gathering Wednesday in […]

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House Democrats Release Plan to End Government Shutdown Without Border Wall Funding

House Democrats are putting together a plan to end the partial government shutdown, which does not include any additional funding for President Donald Trump’s border wall. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who vehemently opposed the border wall, calling it “immoral, ineffective and expensive,” and her Democratic colleagues reportedly put together legislation that would reopen the government and allocate $1.3 […]

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Here Are Trump’s Largest ‘Energy Dominance’ Actions of 2018

President Donald Trump has directed his administration to press for “energy dominance.” The Trump agenda has largely consisted of undoing environmental regulations put in place under the Obama administration and opening up federal land to energy production. Democrats and environmentalists have fought Trump’s energy agenda through Congress and the courts, but have not stopped significant […]

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Trump’s Executive Order Freezing Federal Pay Saves Taxpayers From Extraordinary Pay Increases

President Donald Trump issued an executive order effectively freezing federal pay for 2019 at current 2018 levels. Had the president not issued this executive order (and lacking congressional action on federal pay), federal workers would have received a 2.1 percent across-the-board pay increase, as well as a 25 percent increase in locality-based pay. A 2.1 […]

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MSNBC’s Chuck Todd Keeps ‘Climate Deniers’ Off His Hourlong Global Warming Special

NBC’s “Meet the Press” devoted the full hour of its Sunday program to talk about climate change, and the show focused the bulk of its time discussing the matter with a who’s who of climate activists. MSNBC host Chuck Todd kicked off the program with a promise to the audience: the show will avoid debating the science […]

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