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$400 Million Paid To Iran In Cash, Obama Lied, It Was A Ransom

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For the "most transparent administration in history" we know there was a cover-up of the exchange of $400 million for American prisoners in Iran.

Think about the implications of this action, the safety of Americans overseas is at risk from any and all engaged in the kidnapping business.

Why? Because the U.S. government led by Obama pays ransoms.

In Texas, Trade is Not a Dirty Word

"The bottom line is that trade isn't a dirty word in the Texas vernacular. Rather, it's an essential piece of our economy and way of life."

Free trade has taken a lot of hits this campaign season. Candidates from both parties have argued that this core tenet of capitalism should be completely rewritten, if not entirely erased. The reasoning goes something like this: If we open up our economy and cut trade deals with other countries, we run the risk of sending American jobs overseas.

Tennessee Police Officer Killed Responding to Domestic Violence Call

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A Marysville, Tennessee police officer became the 78th officer to die this year in the line of duty when he was shot and killed while responding to a domestic violence call. He is the 37th officer to be killed by hostile gunfire this year.

Our Government is Not For Sale

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Concerns about the Clinton Foundation are not new, but information that has recently come to light demonstrates once again that concerns are absolutely warranted.

The Port of Houston Is Vital to Texas and the Nation

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Earlier this week, I toured the Port of Houston and participated in a roundtable discussion with Port of Houston Authority (PHA) officials, in which I discussed the port’s remarkable job creation and its powerful economic role in Texas and in the nation. 

U.S. Immigration Levels, Urban Housing Values, and Their Implications for Capital Share

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Piketty (2014) argues that capitalism is increasing the share of earning from capital share while shrinking that of wages, thus exacerbating income inequality. Rognlie (2015) criticizes and extends Piketty, showing that the increases in capital share and inequality tie in directly with long run increases in housing values.

Back to School

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For much of Texas, this week marks the beginning of the new school year.

Proposal for a Better Tax Code

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As part of House Speaker Paul Ryan’s “Better Way” series of policy proposals, Republican working groups have identified two major problems with the way our tax system currently works.

CNN: If We Remove Her Violent Threats, She Sounds Pretty Good

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CNN edited the remarks of the sister of Slyville Smith, whose shooting by a black policeman led a mob of protesters to start burning down various properties in their neighborhood. She’s calling for peace, they said.

Except for the part where she urges protesters to burn down the suburbs. Oops!

Union Offices Raided in Philadelphia

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Union offices raided in Philadelphia. What took so long?

The IBEW Union Hall in Philadelphia, along with multiple other locations, were raided by the FBI. John Dougherty and the Local 98 seem to be at the center of this investigation, with Councilman Bobby Henon and President of the Local 98, Brian Burrows, also involved.

What is the Fed targeting in the raid?

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