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FreedomWorks Activists Support Mike Lee, Call on Senators to Repeal ObamaCare

When the Senate is scheduled to take up the highway bill on Sunday, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) is set to make this a real fight to repeal ObamaCare. He is prepared to push for a simple majority vote to repeal ObamaCare, as opposed to the 60 vote threshold that would normally be required. FreedomWorks CEO Adam Brandon commented:

07/24/2015
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Health Regulations Stifle Innovation, Raise Costs

For decades, the costs of providing health care services have escalated. Congress passed ObamaCare, in part, as a supposed way to control these rising costs. However, the health care market was heavily regulated before ObamaCare. The increased regulations from ObamaCare have not prevented costs from rising, they only work to hamper innovations, which lead to bloated costs.

07/24/2015
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Chinese-American Mom on 'Communist Core'

07/24/2015
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The “Balance” Between Safety and Privacy: Why Going Dark Offers a Shining Light

On July 8th the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing titled “Going Dark: Encryption, Technology, and the Balance Between Public Safety and Privacy.” In his opening statement, Senator Chuck Grassley explained that “[c]ompanies are increasingly choosing to encrypt these devices in such a way that the company itself is unable to unlock them, even when presented with a lawful search warrant.”

07/24/2015
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FW Activists: Stop Lying about the ExIm Bank

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) decided to allow an amendment to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank to be attached to the transportation bill Friday morning. FreedomWorks CEO Adam Brandon commented:

07/24/2015
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CL Bryant chats with Noah Wall about the 9/12 Grassroots Summit

07/24/2015
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Lawsuit seeks to protect innocent property owners from Arizona's unconstitutional forfeiture laws

Arizona's civil asset forfeiture laws lack any real protections for law-abiding citizens and their property. In direct contradiction with the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments, which guarantee the right of due process, the property owner, who may never be charged with a crime, bears the burden to prove that his property is innocent before he can get it back. That is why the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a lawsuit that challenges the constitutionality of Arizona's forfeiture laws.

07/24/2015
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The Chamber vs. the Good Guys

Mahatma Gandhi is reported to have said: “First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they attack you. Then you win.” It’s hard not to feel like the freedom movement is entering stage three. That is encouraging, insofar as it moves us closer to stage four, but it’s nevertheless a challenge, and one we should take seriously.

07/24/2015
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Cuomo's Minimum Wage Proposal Manages to Make a Bad Idea Even Worse

Despite decades of economic analysis showing that it’s a bad idea, calls to increase the minimum wage continue to be heard from people who think you can mandate prosperity. In the latest, particularly egregious example, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is proposing to raise the minimum wage in his state to $15 an hour, following the disastrous example of Seattle. The twist? He’s only applying the increase to fast food workers, leaving the minimum wage for other industries as is.

07/24/2015
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Wisconsin Supreme Court Cuts Prosecution Fishing Expedition Line

Governor Scott Walker received a huge victory last Thursday from the Wisconsin Supreme Court after a blatant abuse of power demonstrated by Democrat prosecutor, John Chisholm. The ruling comes in wake of what has been dubbed a John Doe witch hunt sparked by allegations of campaign finance violations in Gov. Walker’s 2012 recall election.

07/23/2015

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