GOP to Investigate Biden’s Alleged ‘Secret Deal’ With Saudi Arabian Oil Leaders

By Casey Harper (The Center Square) President Joe Biden raised eyebrows for his decision to drain the strategic petroleum reserve this year, but now lawmakers say Biden made a deal with Saudi Arabia “to lower gas prices before the election” only to implement Green New Deal policies once the election was over. Oversight committee Republicans

Credit Rating Agency Warns Recession Could Trigger Property Tax Hikes

By Brett Rowland (The Center Square) Fitch Ratings said Friday that the outlook for state and local governments was “deteriorating” and an expected recession could put pressure on state and local governments to raise property taxes. “Local governments may face slowed growth or possibly contraction in tax revenues associated with real property valuations, which may

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Florida AG Warns of 'Frightening' New Trends in Fentanyl Distribution

By Bethany Blankley (The Center Square) Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody is continuing to warn Floridians about an unprecedented increase in the number of counterfeit pills flooding the market containing deadly amounts of fentanyl. On Thursday, she pointed to a recent U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration public safety alert reported on by The Center Square that found that

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Republican Governors Call for End to U.S. Military COVID Vaccine Mandate

By Jon Styf (The Center Square) Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and 20 other Republican governors sent a letter to congressional leaders opposing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate on members of the U.S. Armed Forces. The letter asks those leaders to oppose the mandate from President Joe Biden’s administration that was issued on Aug. 24, 2021. RELATED:

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Op-Ed: Sen. Josh Hawley Outlines a Conservative Path Forward

By John Hendrickson | Iowans for Tax Relief Foundation Writing in The Washington Post, Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) argues that “the old Republican Party is dead.” Senator Hawley was reflecting on the disappointing midterm election results for the Republican Party and is arguing for a new path forward which centers on an American First policy agenda. “As

Report: Vast Majority of Americans Should 'Wait Until 70' to Collect Social Security

By Bethany Blankley (The Center Square) The majority of Americans should wait until they’re age 70 to begin collecting their Social Security benefits to maximize their monthly payments, according to a study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research. “Americans are notoriously bad savers,” the authors of the report state. “Large numbers are reaching

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Report: 41% of Small Businesses Can't Pay Rent This Month

By Casey Harper (The Center Square) 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

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Human Trafficking Victim Reveals It Takes 5 to 13 Years to 'Buy' Your Freedom

By Bethany Blankley (The Center Square) A letter in possession of a woman rescued from a sex trafficking ring in Texas says it takes roughly five to 13 years to buy freedom. Law enforcement officers have told The Center Square it can take longer if the victims are sold more than once and owe multiple

Armed and Beltway-ish: More Federal Bureaucrats Than U.S. Marines Authorized to Pack Heat

By Mark Hemingway for RealClearWire When Congress authorized $80 billion this year to beef up Internal Revenue Service enforcement and staffing, Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy warned that “Democrats’ new army of 87,000 IRS agents will be coming for you.” A video quickly went viral racking up millions of views, purporting to show a

Abbott Expanding Operation Lone Star in Effort to Secure Southern Border

By Bethany Blankley (The Center Square) Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is expanding Operation Lone Star in an effort to further secure the state’s southern border with Mexico. Abbott, who has been critical of President Joe Biden’s open border policies, sent a letter to Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw and Texas Military Department Adjutant

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