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July 22, 2016

The Democratic Convention Will Be a Buffet of Vote-Buying and Phony Promises


This year’s convention is set to be a four-day effort to buy votes with taxpayer and employer money.

July 22, 2016

DoJ Lawsuits Sabotage Insurers' Ability to Survive Obamacare


The Department of Justice announcement to block two separate health insurer mergers sabotages those insurers’ ability to survive Obamacare’s financially unsustainable and onerous regulatory environment in the health insurance marketplace.

July 21, 2016

'Covered California' Customers Another Obamacare Casualty


Despite concerted efforts to keep its state health insurance exchange rate increases low and feign the Affordable Care Act as “affordable,” California’s Obamacare exchange customers will see a 13.2% rate hike, which is more than triple the premium increases they saw the previous two years, undermining the Obama administration’s claims that health care costs have moderated.

July 20, 2016

Democrats' Energy Platform Completely Out of Touch With Reality


This month’s Democratic convention will be a hotbed of anti-fossil fuel vitriol. The policy platform, invited speakers, and nominee herself all support a war against oil and natural gas.

July 20, 2016

GOP Platform Keeps to Well-Trodden Policy Grounds, Observers Say


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti | Media Hit

"No one has any idea what the Trump campaign's positions are on communications policy," Giovanetti told us. "There's no evidence at this point that there is anything approaching a policy process on the Trump campaign -- which is part of why I thought the platform was more important in this peculiar year."

July 19, 2016

The Growing Threat Of Domestic Lone Wolf Terrorist Attacks


ISIS-inspired terrorists are increasingly targeting civilians. Here's why.

July 19, 2016

Hill Telecom Leaders Tout Trump Candidacy During GOP Convention


"We salute the Congressional Republicans who have legislatively impeded [Obama's] plans to turn over the Information Freedom Highway to regulators and tyrants," the platform said. It included language similar to what IPI recommended last week: "We will consistently support internet policies that allow people and private enterprise to thrive, without providing new and expanded government powers to tax and regulate so that the internet does not become the vehicle for a dramatic expansion of government power."

July 15, 2016

The Left’s "Public Option: Is Simply Medicaid For All


It’s baaack! The “public option”—the government-run health insurance program that Democrats really wanted when they jammed through the Affordable Care Act—has been revived.

July 15, 2016

Deficit Balloons After Washington Busts Sequester Spending Caps


The  White House has announced the federal budget deficit is expected to be $600 billion in 2016, a $162 billion increase from last year. That increase was completely predictable. Federal deficits declined as a result of the budget sequester; but Congress abandoned the sequester. 

July 15, 2016

Democrats' Vision On Fossil Fuels Is Pure Fantasy


If Democrats are successful in their attempt to crush domestic oil and gas, Americans won't switch to renewables; they'll just be forced to buy traditional energy from abroad, including from Russia, Venezuela, and Iran, financially fueling those countries' political mischief.

 

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