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Major Exxon Investor Warns Shareholders Not to Give In to Global Warming Hysteria

An activist-led measure on global warming at Exxon Mobil Corp.’s upcoming annual meeting  could financially wipe out the company’s largest shareholders, one long-time Exxon shareholder said. BlackRock and Vanguard Group are toying with the idea of supporting an investor-created proposal that would force Exxon to measure how regulations limiting greenhouse gases could affect the value of the company’s oil assets, sources told The Wall Street Journal on Thursday. The measure is receiving intense scrutiny from shareholders who worry Exxon could get wobbly-kneed in the face of the environmentalist push. Some analysts believe the measure, if passed, could indicate the full weight and force powerful investors and money managers who are concerned about climate change have on energy companies. Exxon is opposed to the measure and will find out whether Vanguard and BlackRock support it at the company’s … Read entire article »

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Trump’s Budget Puts Medicaid on a Path to Long-Needed Reform

Medicaid, the huge government health program for the poor and the indigent, is broken. Both the Trump administration’s recent budget submission and the House-passed American Health Care Act, designed to partially repeal and replace Obamacare, propose Medicaid fixes. Dubious assumptions burden the Trump budget proposal, and the House health care reform bill labors under some serious deficiencies. Both are correct, however, in resetting the general direction on Medicaid policy. Medicaid is beset by two serious problems. The first is a fiscal problem. Medicaid is an “open-ended” federal entitlement, and thus it contributes, like other major federal entitlements, to deficits and dangerous levels of national debt. As the Congressional Budget Office has described current Medicaid financing: All federal reimbursement for medical services is open-ended, meaning that if a state spends more because enrollment increases or costs per … Read entire article »

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Trump’s Food Stamp Reform Would Close the Trap of Dependency

President Donald Trump’s newly released budget contains a proposed food stamp reform, which the left has denounced as a “horror” that arbitrarily cuts food stamp benefits by 25 percent. These claims are misleading. In reality, the president’s proposed policy is based on two principles: requiring able-bodied adult recipients to work or prepare for work in exchange for benefits, and restoring minimal fiscal responsibility to state governments for the welfare programs they operate. The president’s budget reasserts the basic concept that welfare should not be a one-way handout. Welfare should, instead, be based on reciprocal obligations between recipients and taxpayers. Government should definitely support those who need assistance, but should expect recipients to engage in constructive activity in exchange for that assistance. Work Requirements Under the Trump reform, recipients who cannot immediately find a job would be … Read entire article »

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US Intelligence Leaks Are Threatening National Security. Here’s What the White House Can Do.

Classified information leaks to the media have often been framed as clash between the so-called “deep state” and President Donald Trump. However, Britain’s threat to stop intelligence sharing information with the United States demonstrates the larger problem. “The president has made it very clear going back months that leaks threaten national security,” @PressSec says. The BBC first reported Thursday that British police will stop sharing information with the United States on the Manchester terrorist attack after someone in the U.S. intelligence community leaked classified photos of the bomb site to The New York Times, which outraged U.K. officials. Later Thursday, Britain said after assurance, it would resume information sharing. This came as a major concern to the Trump administration. “The president has made it very clear going back months that leaks threaten national security and … Read entire article »

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Horrifying Video From Abortion Conference Shows Utter Disregard for Human Life

Lawyers for Center for Medical Progress founder David Daleiden released a new video Thursday that exposes horrifying statements from leaders of the abortion industry during National Abortion Federation conventions in California in 2014 and 2015. The National Abortion Federation describes itself as “the professional association of abortion providers.” The group says it “exhibits and presents at numerous conferences … about topics related to abortion care.” The video notes that “Planned Parenthood makes up about 50 percent of [the National Abortion Federation’s] members and leadership.” The video opens with a Planned Parenthood medical director speaking on a panel about “heads that get stuck” and the “hemorrhages that we manage.” She is later seen telling a panel: “Given that we might actually both agree that there’s violence in here, ask me why I come to work every day. … Read entire article »

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Trump’s Move to Deter Russian Aggression

Trump’s Move to Deter Russian Aggression

KYIV, Ukraine—On Tuesday, President Donald Trump presented a budget request to Congress that would boost spending for an Obama-era buildup of U.S. military forces in Europe meant to deter Russia from military provocations and show NATO and its European partners that the U.S. is committed to their defense. “Such a request is more reassuring for American allies and partners in Europe like Ukraine than mere declarations from senior Trump administration officials,” Mykola Bielieskov, an analyst with … Read entire article »

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Climate Budget Cuts Are Smart Management, Not an Attack on Science

Climate Budget Cuts Are Smart Management, Not an Attack on Science

It’s been described as a “slap in the face,” “slaughter,” “a punitive … assault on science, the environment, and indeed the planet.” Aside from being inappropriate and irresponsible, these remarks are how some in the policy world and media have depicted cuts to global warming spending in President Donald Trump’s first budget proposal. People seem to have forgotten—or perhaps never noticed—just how much the government spends on direct climate programs. Trump’s budget proposal does in fact eliminate or … Read entire article »

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Trump’s Foreign Trip Sends Strong Message That American Leadership Is Back

President Donald Trump’s visit to the Middle East and Europe is framing the parameters of his foreign policy style. That style is characterized by forcefully stating American priorities based on strong traditional alliances, religious inclusiveness, and national interest. In his speech to Arab leaders in Saudi Arabia, Trump called this approach “principled realism.” Unlike the Obama years, Trump’s first four months in office have shown no trace of apology for the history of the United States and the global role that it plays. This is an important—indeed refreshing—reversal. It has delivered a clear and unequivocal message about American foreign policy under Trump. How that message is received depends on the context. There was never any doubt that Trump would have a hard time getting a fair hearing for his policies in Europe, or anywhere else … Read entire article »

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