Entries by Casey Harper

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 […]

Sinema Stands Up to Biden, Dem Leadership on Axing Filibuster

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The same week that President Joe Biden called for “getting rid of” the filibuster to push through Democrats’ agenda on federalizing elections, U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., doubled down on her opposition to ousting the long-established Senate rule. Despite Democratic leadership’s push to alter the filibuster to pass legislation for a federal takeover of state […]

Supreme Court to Consider Major Gun Rights Case This Week

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The U.S. Supreme court will hear oral arguments in a major gun rights case this week that could have significant implications for Second Amendment rights nationwide. The high court will hear arguments Wednesday in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, a case involving New York state’s strict laws around carrying firearms. Several […]

Critics Pan Biden’s Claim $3.5 Trillion Spending Bill Costs ‘Zero’

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President Joe Biden is taking fire for comments he made about his $3.5 trillion legislation just as the bill faces a deeply split Congress. Biden made headlines for claiming the bill would cost “zero dollars,” despite media reports and members of both parties commonly naming the bill’s cost at $3.5 trillion for the last several […]

U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Dems’ $3.5 Trillion Spending Bill ‘Existential Threat’ to Economy

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One of the nation’s leading economic and business groups is warning that the $3.5 trillion spending bill before Congress is an “existential threat” to the nation’s economy. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has launched a six-figure television ad campaign targeting the proposed tax hikes in the measure that would be “taking more hard-earned money from […]

Americans Support Governors’ Revolt Against Federal Vaccine Mandate, Poll Shows

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New polling shows that the majority of Americans do not approve of President Joe Biden’s new vaccine mandate. Biden announced the mandate last week, which includes requirements that any business with more than 100 employees ensure they are vaccinated or be tested weekly. Biden’s announcement included a range of other federal rules that are estimated […]

End of Federal Unemployment Raises Questions About Fraud, Joblessness

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Federal unemployment benefits ended over the holiday weekend, raising questions about how the payments’ expiration will affect the job market and whether Congress will renew the benefits. Congress passed the $300 weekly unemployment payments as a remedy to joblessness during the COVID pandemic when government restrictions forced the layoffs of millions of Americans, but critics […]

Unemployment Fraud Scrutinized Ahead Of Debate Over Renewing Federal Benefits

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Republicans in the U.S. House and Senate are demanding a federal investigation into unemployment benefits money lost to fraudsters, calling it the “greatest theft of American tax dollars in our nation’s history.” The members sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office, asking the federal oversight group to investigate the fraud and arguing structural issues […]