How Democrats help Big Pharma keep drug prices high

How Democrats help Big Pharma keep drug prices high

Wide majorities of voters want public officials to reduce American medicine prices, which are the highest in the world and have become a key driver of skyrocketing healthcare costs. And yet as politicians including Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have continued to call for a crackdown, corporate power players have successfully blocked even minimal reforms […]

Donald Trump meets with ‘Obamacare victims’ to whip up support for repeal

Donald Trump meets with ‘Obamacare victims’ to whip up support for repeal

President Trump told Congress on Wednesday to keep toiling and send him a health care bill, saying Obamacare is in “absolute turmoil” and claiming victims in Ohio and other places as Republicans struggle to reach consensus on a replacement plan. Standing on a tarmac in Cincinnati, Mr. Trump decried premiums that have “exploded” in the […]

Brownsville, Texas gives up plastic bag fee

Brownsville, Texas gives up plastic bag fee

By H. Sterling Burnett / Heartland Institute A legal action in Texas dealt a blow to local ordinances restricting the use of plastic grocery bags. As part of a settlement agreement, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton dropped on April 11 the state’s lawsuit against the City of Brownsville over its first-in-the-state ordinance imposing a $1-per-transaction […]

Lefty settlement slush fund gets the ax under Trump DOJ

Lefty settlement slush fund gets the ax under Trump DOJ

By Sam Rolley / Personal Liberty Digest Attorney General Jeff Sessions this week sent a memo to top Justice Department officials declaring that, effective immediately, “Department attorneys may not enter into any agreement” that would direct punitive payments to non-victim third party organizations. Sessions’ order halts an Obama-era scheme that allowed government bureaucrats to build […]

Judicial Watch sues Veterans Affairs for info on plan to house homeless vets

Judicial Watch sues Veterans Affairs for info on plan to house homeless vets

From Judicial Watch Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) to for information regarding an agreement to turn a VA campus in Los Angeles into permanent housing for homeless veterans. The complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the […]

David Shulkin, VA secretary: Agency ‘clearly broken,’ urges action by Congress

David Shulkin, VA secretary: Agency ‘clearly broken,’ urges action by Congress

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin said Wednesday that the agency is “still in critical condition” with patients waiting too long for services and a bureaucracy unable to fire poorly performing employees. Mr. Shulkin, the only holdover from the Obama administration in President Trump’s Cabinet, urged Congress to give the agency more power to discipline employees […]

Report finds thousands of non-citizens on voter rolls in Virginia

Report finds thousands of non-citizens on voter rolls in Virginia

By Rachel del Guidice / The Daily Signal Virginia election officials removed thousands of voters from voter rolls between 2011 and May 2017, according to a conservative legal organization. In a report released Tuesday, the Public Interest Legal Foundation, a conservative legal group, found 5,556 voters were removed because they were noncitizens and that one-third of those removed […]

Former senator has a plan to fix America

Former senator has a plan to fix America

By Sam Rolley / Personal Liberty Digest Former Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn on Wednesday said Americans should ban together at the state level and pass a balanced budget amendment to force Washington politicians to do their jobs. Coburn joined the cast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” to dicuss his new book “Smashing the DC Monopoly,” a crash […]

The day they took Old Dixie down

The day they took Old Dixie down

From Freedom’s Phoenix Right now, the City of New Orleans, which has been removing statues of Confederate generals, is taking down the last one: a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee that has stood over Lee Circle, near the French Quarter, since 1884. As a general rule, I am against taking down monuments. To me, […]