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Ned Ryun

Trump’s Critics Don’t Get Putin’s Real Agenda

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President Trump’s most excitable critics have spent almost a year claiming that the president colluded with Russia to win the White House, with some suggesting he should be impeached and members of his campaign be prosecuted criminally. There is still no evidence that anyone associated with Trump colluded with Russia, and with a bureaucracy that leaks like a sieve, there would likely have been proof of it by now. If anything, we now know that Democrats’ relationship with Fusion GPS could have included criminal acts and collusion. Calmer critics suggest Trump is naïve about Russia even though his actions have…

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The Obama administration never took tax cuts seriously, but Trump can

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With John McCain’s “conscience” apparently deciding that ObamaCare should remain the law of the land, tax reform has become a must if the Republican-led Congress has any hopes of putting legislation on President Trump’s desk before the end of the year. That said, many questions remain about what the Trump tax plan looks like and what should or should not be included in the tax proposal. Many an idealistic economic stimulus plan — and that is what the Trump plan is intended to achieve — have died the death of a thousand cuts on Capitol Hill due to over complexity, underwhelming policies, and political…

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The Graham-Cassidy bill — it’s not perfect, but it’s better than ObamaCare

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Most rational human beings, when faced with a bowl of lint sprinkled with lemon juice versus a bowl of lukewarm gruel, would reject both. Yet, the fact remains that the lukewarm gruel is the better choice. And that is what is being served up by Republicans with the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson repeal of ObamaCare. Let’s face it: to describe ObamaCare as a bowl of lemon infused lint is an insult to bowls of lint everywhere. ObamaCare is a disaster: the latest official estimates show that 1,478 counties, or over 45 percent of counties in the U.S., will have just one insurance company…

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The Art of the DACA Deal

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In the last few days of back and forth, of competing claims as to what if any deal was struck over dinner between President Trump, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), there is actually a clear path forward. The President, DACA is an easy fix and comes down to whether Democrats love Dreamers more than Socialism. The Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) issue should actually be a pretty easy fix, so I’m a little surprised the master of deal making is finding this a struggle. I suspect it isn’t really him, but some political novices around…

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