Republicans Want to Cut Taxes, But Not the Size of Government

House Republicans passed a budget resolution yesterday, taking an early first step towards overhauling the nation’s tax code. But the larger effort is already starting to look like it is in trouble. A group of senior Republicans released a reform framework last week, but left out many key details that will have to be included in any plan.

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These Maps Explain Who Really Caused Hillary’s Loss (Hint: It Wasn’t Angry, Sexist, Xenophobic, White Men)

Ever since election day Hillary and her former minions have attempted to reinforce a narrative that some combination of Russian hackers, James Comey and angry, sexist, xenophobic, white men were the cause of here staggering defeat in November 2016.

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The Supreme Court and Military Control of Civil Offices

On Monday, as part of its annual “Long Conference,” the Supreme Court will consider three petitions (in each of which I’m counsel of record) raising the question I wrote about back in February : whether an important but little-known 1870 statute that prohibits active-duty military officers from holding most “civil offices” in the federal government applies to the Article I Court of Military Commission Review (CMCR), the intermediate appeals court that sits between the Guantánamo military commissions and the D.C. Circuit.

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Brexit Negotiations Phase One: Winter Is Coming

The past three months have proven an interesting, albeit predictable, beginning to the two-year period of Brexit negotiations between the United Kingdom and the European Union. After almost a year of preparation, amply recorded in prior Brexecution columns, U.K. and EU negotiators began the real “work” of Brexit on June 19.

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The Politician Behind California High Speed Rail Now Says It’s ‘Almost a Crime’: New at Reason

High-speed rail lines began popping up in Europe and Asia in the early 1980s. Passengers were exhilarated by the futuristic trains rocketing between cities on glass-smooth rails at upwards of 200 miles per hour. With high-profile roll-outs in France and Japan, bullet train mania was underway.

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Russian Collusion? New Emails Reveal Hillary Clinton Invited Putin To “Pay For Play” Event

Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com, In newly released emails which the mainstream media is willfully ignoring, Hillary Clinton invited Russian president Vladimir Putin to a Clinton Foundation event. The Russian collusion between Hillary Clinton is becoming very apparent.

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