Entries by Casey Harper

Biden Agenda Under Fire For Increasing Costs for Americans

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Editors’ Note: Basic economics teaches that price is the intersection between supply and demand. The Biden Administration is restricting supply through expensive and wasteful regulations and the forced conversion to new energy sources based on the flawed theory of global warming. On the demand side, it has spent more money and run up more deficits […]

86% Of Small Business Hurt By Inflation

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An overwhelming majority of small business owners say they are being hurt by rising prices. The new survey released Wednesday by small business network Alignable shows 86% reporting being hurt by high costs with only 6% saying they are thriving and not struggling. Alignable surveyed more than 3,000 business owners from mid-April to mid-May and […]

Palestinian Refugees In The U.S.? Biden’s Potential Plan Takes Fire

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Editors’ Note:  Jordan and Egypt have refused to take them in, as have other Arab states.  With over 70% of Gaza residents supporting Hamas, this is tantamount to deliberately importing potential terrorists in the US.  There really is not way of vetting the true refugee from the terrorists. Why would Biden want to do that? […]

Polls Show Who Republicans Want As Trump’s VP Running Mate

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Republican voters have suggestions for former President Donald Trump when he considers his running mate for vice president. The Center Square Voter’s Voice poll released this week asked voters this question: “Who should Donald Trump choose as his vice presidential candidate?” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis narrowly edged out the other potential candidates. DeSantis was once seen […]

Poll: In Face-off with Biden, Haley, DeSantis Outperform Trump

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Former Ambassador and Gov. Nikki Haley and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis both perform better against President Joe Biden in a hypothetical general election matchup than former President Donald Trump, according to The Center Square Voters’ Voice poll. Conducted in conjunction with Noble Predictive Insights, the poll found that in a hypothetical general election head-to-head faceoff, […]

States With Weaker Marijuana Laws See More Impaired Driving, Report Says

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 A new report found that states with less restrictive marijuana policies have higher incidents of residents driving while high. The Drug Free America Foundation released a new report showing that states that have legalized or weakened restrictions around high-THC marijuana, either for medical or recreational use, saw 32% more marijuana-impaired driving than states that have […]

Fauci Takes Heat After Casting Doubt on Efficacy of COVID Vaccines

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Dr. Anthony Fauci is taking criticism after his recently published paper cast doubt on the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines. Joel Zinberg, a Competitive Enterprise Institute senior fellow, blasted Fauci for pushing for strict mandates despite the concerns with the vaccine. “Dr. Anthony Fauci recently acknowledged that there had always been good scientific reasons to believe […]

Biden Touts New Budget With Tax Hikes, Critics Push Back

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President Joe Biden released his 2024 budget Thursday [3/9] that includes a trove of tax hikes, quickly sparking pushback from critics. The White House said the budget will cut deficits by nearly $3 trillion over the next decade. Critics argued that despite those cuts, the national debt is still soaring, projected to surpass $50 trillion […]

‘No Painless Option’: Fed Faces Tough Choice on Inflation Following Bank Collapses

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The U.S. Federal Reserve may be less likely to use its key tool to combat inflation because of recent bank failures. The Fed has been aggressively hiking interest rates for months to help combat inflation. While inflation has slowed, it remains elevated. Given the recent bank collapses, hiking rates again may be too risky for […]

Poll: Americans Say Economy is in Trouble

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Americans think the U.S. economy is in trouble, according to a new poll. Released by CBS News and YouGov, the poll found that 64% of those surveyed said the national economy is doing “fairly bad” or “very bad.” The survey found 56% disapprove of the job Joe Biden is doing as president. Those two figures […]

Republicans Call for Impeachment of DHS Head, Cite Surge at Border

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A group of U.S. House Republicans on Tuesday [12/13/22] called for the impeachment of Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. The lawmakers, led by U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., made their remarks during a news conference outside the Capitol Building, calling for Mayorkas’ impeachment amid the soaring number of illegal immigrants crossing into the […]

Sinema’s Decision to Leave Democratic Party Sparks Criticism, Speculation

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Arizona U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s announcement that she is leaving the Democratic party to be an Independent sparked a flurry of speculation [last] Friday about what this could mean for the Democrats’ Senate majority and the future of the party itself. After U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock of Georgia bested Herschel Walker earlier this week, Democrats […]

Report: 41% of Small Businesses Can’t Pay Rent this Month

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More than 40% of U.S. small business owners say they couldn’t pay rent on time or in full for the month of November, the highest this year. The small business network group Alignable released the survey, which found that the hardship varies by industry. A notable 57% of beauty salons said they couldn’t make rent as well […]

Americans Say Federal Government Has Too Much Power

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Newly released polling data shows that a majority of Americans say the federal government has too much power. Gallup released the poll Wednesday, which showed that 54% of Americans said the federal government is “too powerful.” The survey found that 39% said the federal government has the right amount of power while only 6% said it has […]

Americans Expect Beefed up IRS to Target Political Opponents, Audit Lower and Middle Class Americans

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More Americans believe the latest legislation to hire 87,000 Internal Revenue Service agents is part of a plan to audit middle and lower class Americans and small businesses than to target corporations and wealthy Americans, according to a new poll. Convention of States Action, along with the Trafalgar group, released the poll that found that […]

83% of Americans Cutting Back on Personal Spending Due to Inflation

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The vast majority of Americans are cutting back on their spending because of rising inflation, according to new survey data. Provident Bank based in New Jersey released the report, which found that roughly 83% of those surveyed have cut back on personal spending due to inflation, with about 23% saying they have made “drastic changes” to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Treasury Secretary Warns Of ‘Rapid’ Inflation This Year

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Editor’s Note:  Somehow the word irony seems insufficient. Both as FED Chairman and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen went along with a spendthrift Congress and President, and had the Federal Reserve purchase huge quantities of new treasury debt, making it easier for politicians to spend money we don’t have.  In doing so, she expanded bank reserves […]

IRS Overturns Controversial Ruling Against Christian Group

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After major backlash from Republicans, the IRS said Wednesday it overturned a previous ruling that a Christian group did not qualify for tax-exempt status because of its Biblical values. Christians Engaged focuses on “encouraging and educating Christians to be civically engaged.” The group incorporated as a nonprofit in Texas in 2019, but when it applied […]

Biden Under Fire Over Potential Border Policy Change As Illegal Immigration Continues To Surge

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As illegal immigration continues to surge at the southern border, President Joe Biden is under fire for reports that his administration is considering changing a key immigration policy to allow more people to enter the country. Former President Donald Trump enacted a policy called Title 42 in March of last year to allow federal border […]

Inflation Fears Rise As Producer Prices Increase Most Ever Recorded

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The federal government released more data Tuesday that showed rising inflation, alarming economists, and casting more doubt on hopes of a post-COVID economic boom. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a major spike in the cost of producer goods, which includes raw materials such as lumber or tools like machinery. The cost of producer goods […]

Small businesses Say Big Labor’s PRO Act Would Put Them Under

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The Biden Administration sent some stock prices tumbling and left small businesses worried after taking sides on a hotly contested labor issue that critics say could threaten the jobs of millions of independent workers and thousands of small businesses. In his address to the nation Wednesday evening, President Joe Biden called on Congress to pass […]

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