Entries by Casey Harper

Gas Prices Hit Record High Every Day for Past Two Weeks

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Gas prices have soared to new heights this month with the price of unleaded regular gas hitting a record high every day for the past two weeks. With Memorial Day weekend approaching, motorists face steep costs if they plan to travel. According to AAA, the national average regular unleaded gas price Tuesday came in at […]

Arizona Gets a Win in Court Challenge to Biden COVID Funds Tax Restriction

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A federal appellate court dealt President Joe Biden a loss Thursday, ruling that Arizona can challenge the administration’s rule prohibiting states from using COVID-19 funds to lower taxes. Biden rallied support and passed the American Rescue Plan Act in March of last year. That law provided funding for states to fight COVID-19 and rebound from […]

Majority of Americans Support Restrictions on Abortion As Nation Awaits Supreme Court Ruling

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As the nation awaits a landmark abortion ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court, newly released polling data show that the majority of Americans support limits on abortion. Convention of States Action, along with the Trafalgar group, released a new poll showing that 57.6% of Americans say “abortion should only be legal in specific circumstances.” Those […]

Critics Raise Alarm Over New DHS ‘Speech Police’

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Critics have raised the alarm after the Department of Homeland Security announced the creation of a new federal board that will monitor and combat speech it deems “disinformation.” DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas spoke about the “Disinformation Governance Board” while testifying before Congress this week. Mayorkas called disinformation a “threat” that needs to be addressed with […]

Republican-led States Sue Biden Administration Over Repeal of Title 42 Border Rule

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Three Republican-led states have filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration in an attempt to prevent it from lifting a rule that allows illegal immigrants at the border to be expelled in the name of preventing the spread of COVID-19. Former President Donald Trump instituted that policy, Title 42, but the Biden administration announced Friday […]

GOP report: Teachers Unions Got ‘Unprecedented Access’ After Donating Tens of Millions to Democrats

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A newly released report from Republican lawmakers on the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis alleges that teachers’ unions had “unprecedented access” in determining school COVID-19 guidelines after giving millions of dollars to Democratic candidates in 2020. The report confirmed what The Center Square reported last year, including that teachers’ unions such as the American […]

Poll: Americans Want More Domestic Energy Production

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The increased pressure on the U.S. oil supply and soaring gas prices have left the vast majority of Americans calling for more domestic oil production. Convention of States Action along with The Trafalgar Group released new polling data that showed that 77.3% of surveyed American voters say that, “in the wake of Russia’s invasion of […]

CDC: No Masks Needed Indoors for Most Americans

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced new guidance Friday that eases up their recommendations for wearing masks indoors for the majority of Americans. The CDC held a press briefing Friday explaining the updated guidance. Notably, CDC officials said masks are no longer necessary unless someone lives in an area where hospitals […]

Poll: Majority of Americans Unhappy with Current Immigration Levels

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The majority of Americans are unhappy with the current immigration policy under President Joe Biden. Gallup released new polling data Monday showing that 58% of surveyed Americans are dissatisfied with the current level of immigration, compared to 34% who are satisfied. “This marks an eight-percentage-point increase in dissatisfaction since last year and a return to […]

Rand Paul: Federal COVID Stimulus to Blame for Record Inflation

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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., released a new report Tuesday detailing the effects inflation has had on families and businesses around the country and calling it a “hidden tax” on Americans. In the report, Paul blames the federal COVID-19 stimulus spending for record-high inflation. “$4.9 trillion in COVID-19 stimulus spending has led to one of the […]