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Dec. 23, 2019: Senator Tim Scott Talks Opportunity Zones and Outreach Part 1

"The Opportunity Zones initiative is a community investment program that provides incentives for investors to invest in low-income areas. Individuals and companies can reinvest unrealized capital gains into “Opportunity Funds.” Under the legislation, they can defer capital gains taxes for up to 10 years and benefit from other tax breaks." Sen. Tim Scott, Read More

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Dec. 16, 2019: Rep Joe Cunningham to vote in favor of impeaching Trump

U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham said Monday he plans to vote in favor of both articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, concluding after weeks of deliberation that Trump’s conduct was “unacceptable.” Read More

Dec. 11, 2019: Trump wins! South Carolina GOP can cancel its 2020 primary, judge says

Several states have scratched GOP primaries and caucuses, an effort that helps the president consolidate his support. Read More

Dec. 5, 2019: Scott Leads Bipartisan Passage of the FUTURE Act to Help Students

Legislation provides $255 million annually for HBCUs and Minority Serving Institutions, cuts up to 22 questions from the federal student aid application form, and eliminates bureaucratic verification nightmare for most students. Read More

Dec. 4, 2019: Scott, Blackburn Introduce Modern Worker Empowerment Act

“One of the many jobs I have the privilege of doing in Washington is ensuring that government keeps up with the amazing ingenuity of the American economy,” said Senator Tim Scott. “My Modern Worker Empowerment Act makes certain that federal statute is clarified to enhance American workers and our booming economy.” Read More

Nov. 26, 2019: U.S. Sen. Tim Scott in Rock Hill, talks about criticism of opportunity zones

“You just can’t sit around and worry about those who are criticizing the program,” Scott said in the interview. “As far as I can tell, it is the only program of its type that’s actually succeeding, and legislatively successful is important.” Read More

Nov. 24, 2019: Sen. Tim Scott Says There's 'No Way In The World' The Senate Would Convict Trump

“One thing is crystal clear, what we heard this week from the House was, no facts, no evidence, nothing that would lead to an impeachment,” Senator Tim Scott, Read More

Nov. 22, 2019: This is How Radical Prosecutors Seek to Overthrow Justice and the Rule of Law

"So, why does the radical son of terrorists in the leftist capital of America matter to you? Because his comrades are coming to your prosecutor’s office, if they aren’t already there." - Newt Gingrich, Read More

Nov. 15, 2019: While Dems Waste Time on Impeachment Trump and McConnell Are Remaking the Judiciary

"162 is the number of new Trump-appointed federal judges that have been approved by the United States Senate with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s leadership." - Newt Gingrich, Read More

Nov. 13, 2019: Scott Responds to Democrat Efforts to Destroy Opportunity

“This is the second misguided attempt by Congressional Democrats in the last two weeks to wreck the Opportunity Zone initiative under the guise of ‘improvement.’" - Senator Tim Scott, Read More

Nov. 8, 2019: Scott Speaks on Importance of CO ALERTS Act in Senate Banking Hearing

“Even one preventable death in our public housing facilities is too many, and this important amendment will help put an end to the threat of Carbon Monoxide poisoning for families across the nation, especially as we go into the higher-risk winter season,” - Senator Tim Scott, Read More

Nov. 2, 2019: Warren has plan for health insurance workers laid off under 'Medicare-for-all'

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., said Friday in Iowa that private health insurance workers who lose their jobs under her government-run health care plan could work for life or auto insurance firms instead. Read More

Oct. 28, 2019: Scott Applauds Passage of Heirs' Property Amendment

“Heirs’ property overwhelmingly impacts African-American land ownership, and in turn, prevents many farmers and ranchers from obtaining farm numbers and subsequent access to a multitude of USDA programs,” said Senator Scott. “I want to thank my colleague Senator Jones for working with me on this issue and this legislation. I am excited that our legislation took a step forward today and am hopeful that this will positively impact heirs’ property owners across South Carolina and the nation.” Read More

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Oct. 28, 2019: Scott Introduces Bipartisan Amendment to Fight Carbon Monoxide Deaths

“Even one preventable death in our public housing facilities is too many, and this important amendment will help put an end to the threat of Carbon Monoxide poisoning for families across the nation, especially as we go into the higher-risk winter season.” - Senator Tim Scott. Read More

Oct. 27, 2019: China-Russia military alliance would have incredible impact on US | Opinion

Opinion piece by Newt Gingrich: For many years, China and Russia were like two estranged communist relatives, but that is changing. In recent years, China and Russia have cooperated in a number of military exercises – and their first long-range joint air patrol in the Asia-Pacific region this past summer. Read More

Oct. 20, 2019: It's a middle-class boom - How Americans are really doing under Trump economy

By Steve Moore: How much of the monetary gains from the Trump economic speedup have gone to the middle class? If you ask Democratic senators and presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders, the answer to that question is ... almost none. Read More

Oct. 15, 2019: Scott Sends Letter Urging Senate to Take Up Landmark Retirement Legislation

“We encourage the Senate to take action on the SECURE Act as soon as possible. Doing so demonstrates to our constituents that the Senate can lead in a bipartisan way for workers saving for retirement, tax fairness, and family financial security." - Senator Tim Scott. Read More

Oct. 14, 2019: Sen. Tim Scott advocates for civility in politics

“One of the places where we are failing as a nation is the latest polls say two-thirds of Republicans and two-thirds of Democrats do not have a single friend who is not affiliated with their partisan politics,” Senator Tim Scott. Read More

Oct. 13, 2019: Venezuela is a repressive regime | Opinion

By Nikki Haley: The Human Rights Council (HRC) is the United Nations’ greatest failure. Instead of protecting human rights, it has long protected the tyrants, dictators and strongmen who abuse them. That’s why the United States withdrew from the HRC last year. Read More

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Oct. 10, 2019: Clapper: We only did "what we were told to" by Obama

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said that the Department of Justice’s investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe is “disconcerting” because he and his intelligence community colleagues had only “done what we were told to do by the president.” Read More

Oct. 9, 2019: SC Republicans tell Dem. Rep. Joe Cunningham pick a side, denounce Trump impeachment

Cunningham is one of eight House Democrats who does not support Trump’s impeachment or the impeachment inquiry yet. He’s also a vulnerable Democrat facing reelection in a congressional district that voted for Trump in 2016. Read More

Oct. 8, 2019: BIG: James Clapper Admits He Was Following Orders From President Obama

In the transcript and the video below, Obama’s Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, speaks to CNN’s Jim Sciutto and makes the stunning admission that he’d been following Obama’s orders – and he says it twice. Read More

Oct. 3, 2019: Challenges remain as Tim Scott launches next phase of efforts to diversify the GOP

“I’m excited about what we are going to see happen, not only today or tomorrow, but in the future: generations of conservatives who will look like America,” said Scott, who conceived of the Empower America Project. “That will be a good day.” Read More

Oct. 2nd: Analysis: Sen. Tim Scott Introduces legislation to enhance entrepreneurship

As recent research has demonstrated that rates of Entrepreneurship in the U.S. have fallen near a 40 year low ... find out how Senator Scott plans to regenerate it. Read More

Oct. 1, 2019: Liz Cheney To Pelosi...

"How Did You Get To See Full Ukraine Call Transcript Before White House Authorized Release?" There are some pretty fishy things going on with respect to the Ukraine call transcript, the whistleblower complaint itself, and the how Democrats are conducting the impeachment process – and GOP leaders are demanding answers.Read More

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Sept. 26, 2019: Whistleblower Story Implodes

Gov’t Official Specifically Calls Part Of Story False, Other Claims Fall Apart ... 

"One of the major problems with the whistleblower complaint that some in the mainstream media are glossing over is that the person wasn’t even on the phone call, so how could he/she know what was said?" Read More

Sept. 24, 2019: Trump to UN: The Future Does Not Belong to Globalists

"President Trump issued a scathing rebuke to the New World Order during his annual speech to the United Nations on Tuesday, championing national sovereignty and rejecting globalist ideology." Read More

Sept. 20, 2019: Nikki Haley moves back to SC, fuels political speculation

Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley is moving back to her native South Carolina, re-establishing a home base and also fueling speculation that a return to politics is next on her to-do list. Read More

Sept. 16, 2019: Jason Chaffetz: Ballot harvesting ... California's model to steal 2020

"The process of ballot harvesting should be illegal for very good reason. It violates the chain of custody, exposing the ballot to potential manipulation by campaign operatives or nonprofit political groups." Read More 

Sept. 14, 2019: GOP senators introduce bill requiring migrant DNA testing to curb child trafficking

“These children are being used as a ‘passport’ to get across our border, and this needs to stop,” Senator Joni Ernst, R-Iowa Read More

Sept. 11, 2019: Rice shuts down NBC anchor's question on whether Russia helped Trump win

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told an NBC anchor Wednesday it was not accurate to suggest that Russia flipped the 2016 election in President Trump's favor.

"I don’t think there is any evidence of that. And, you know, I really don’t think that’s a good conversation to have," Read More

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Sept. 9, 2019: Jason Chaffetz: For better results on public policy, reward solutions, not anger

"It pains me to say this," CNN's Fareed Zakaria told his Sunday audience regarding President Trump's immigration policies, "but he is right, that the United States faces a crisis with its asylum system." Read More

Aug. 31, 2019: Reframing American History

The New York Times has commissioned their 1619 Project, which apparently “aims to reframe the country’s history, understanding 1619 as our true founding, and placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of the story we tell ourselves about who we are.” Read More

Aug. 29, 2019: Omar calls for UN to handle migration crisis at the southern border

Omar is one of the four freshman congresswomen, known as “The Squad,” who have played a prominent role in pushing the Democratic Party increasingly to the left on the question of illegal immigration and asylum. Read More

Aug. 28, 2019: America at Work

Today, 125 years after Congress passed a bill declaring the first Monday of September to be Labor Day, our nation has a very different focus. We have moved from celebrating work and labor to focusing on consumption. Read More

Aug. 26, 2019: Sen. Graham Blasts Democrats for Opposing Reform of Flores Agreement

Sen. Lindsey Graham appeared Tuesday on "Fox & Friends" and said Democrats are suing the White House over the ending of the Flores agreement because 'they hate" President Trump. Read More

August 20, 2019: The Ghost Of John C. Calhoun Haunts Today’s American Left

The irony of the New York Times’ 1619 Project is that it embraces the critique of the American Founding espoused by the leading defender of Southern slavery, Sen. John C. Calhoun. Read More


August 20, 2019: What The 1619 Project Leaves Out

Written by Jim Geraghty "The 1619 Project argues, with considerable justification, that most of us been seeing only one part of the portrait of the founding, formation, and growth of our country . . . and then “reframes” the portrait to leave out some of the most consequential and under-discussed African Americans in our history." Read More

August 16, 2019: Graham Backs Israel Banning Omar, Tlaib

“They are duly elected members of Congress, I get that, but they are openly supporting the [boycott, divestment and sanctions] movement which would be an economic boycott of the state of Israel and basically destroy the state, so I understand both sides of the story here,” he said, according to The Hill. Read More

August 13, 2019: Sen. Scott: Racism accusations against Trump 'inconsistent with reality'

"Well there's no doubt that President Trump is not a racist and the facts are very simple that the same folks that voted for me voted for President Trump because President Trump made promises to the voters and he's keeping the promises," Scott said to guest host Jason Chaffetz. Read More

August 8, 2019: The Truth About Medicare for All {INFOGRAPHIC}

Stand for America - The truth about Medicare for All: every American would be forced on to government-run insurance. Over 170 million Americans would lose their private insurance. See Infographic

August 5, 2019: Here are Trump’s Remarks On The Shootings Over The Weekend

“In one voice, our nation must condemn racism, bigotry and white supremacy.” 

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August 4, 2019: How much would 'Medicare-for-all' REALLY cost the middle class?

"Medicare-for-All" wouldn’t only create significant problems for the health care industry, it would financially decimate millions of middle-class households, many of whom already have access to health insurance plans they like." - Justin Haskins Read More

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July, 31, 2019: Elijah Cummings' Awkward Baltimore Comments Resurface

Over the past several days, liberals have argued that President Trump's attacks on Rep. Elijah Cumming's Baltimore-area district utilized racist stereotypes.  Now, after doing some digging, we've found that Cummings said nearly the exact same thing about Baltimore 20 years ago. Watch Clip

July 18, 2019: Trey Gowdy - 'Nobody cares what Congress does ... The House doesn't matter anymore'

"Nobody cares what Congress does. What we saw yesterday -- they can't even enforce their own House rules against their own members." Read More 

July 16, 2019: Hungary Proves It ... No More Effective Way To Stop Illegal [Immigration]

May 1, 2017 ... Hungary managed to cut its daily influx of migrants from several thousand to less than 40 simply by erecting two fences. That wasn’t all. They then staffed the fences with hundreds of police officers and deputized “border hunters.” Read More

July 13, 2019: Obama Border Chief Crushes AOC With Facts + Logic

“As a 34-year veteran of law enforcement, it is shocking, shocking to see constant attacks against those that leave the safety and security of their homes every day, put on a Kevlar vest and put a gun on their hip and risk their own safety to defend this nation,” Obama-era Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Thomas Homan. Read More

July 13, 2019: {Estimate} Illegal immigrants made up 23% of U.S. foreign-born population

An analysis by the Pew Research Center estimates that roughly 10.5 million immigrants in the United States were here illegally in 2017. Read More

July 9, 2019: "Black Folks Don’t Need Reparations ... We’re Doing Well On Our Own"

Opinion by Candace Owens: The underlying theory of reparations is that some Americans must pay other Americans compensation in order to redress historical injustices that were perpetrated long before anybody who is alive today was even born. Read More


July 7, 2019: The Cruel Dishonesty of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez | Opinion | Newt Gingrich

"It took Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's visit to the border {and her dishonest comments afterwards} to help me understand how profoundly vicious, cruel, and dishonest she is." Read More

June 28, 2019: Trump's Leaner White House 2019 Payroll Has Already Saved Taxpayers $20 Million

Trump's White House payroll has been a leading indicator of his commitment to "do more, with less." Read More

June 28, 2019: Undermining Right to Work

Democrats are working to push federal legislation that would override right to work laws across the country. Rep. Andy Levin (D., Mich.) said that collective bargaining should be considered a fundamental human right and painted right to work laws as out-of-step with other developed nations. Read More

June 27, 2019: Scott, Manchin Introduce Student Loan Disclosure Modernization Act

“Loan transparency and financial literacy is a bipartisan issue - in South Carolina alone, 60% of graduates face student debt after finishing their degree,” said Senator Scott. “By giving those seeking higher education more tools to see what their student borrowing really means, we can remove some of the uncertainty that they face after graduation.” Senator Tim Scott. Read More

June 26, 2019: Scott, Cardin Introduce PAID Act (Provide Accurate Information Directly)

This act will allow the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide information directly to non-health insurers when settling overlapping claims of Medicare Advantage (MA) insurers. "For years taxpayers have been financially burdened by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ lack of ability to provide information to non-health insurers.” said Senator Scott. Read More

June 26, 2019: Scott Votes for Emergency Humanitarian Aid at the Border

“Despite our differences when it comes to our immigration policies, I think we can all agree that children should not suffer at our border,” Scott said. “I am pleased the Senate came together in a bipartisan fashion today to pass legislation to provide relief for families, our border agents and tools for additional government agencies as we continue working to solve the broader crisis at our southern border.” Read More

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Thoughts from a hipster in a coffee shop … to her fellow Millennials by Alyssa Ahlgren

I’m sitting in a small coffee shop near Nokomis trying to think of what to write about. I scroll through my newsfeed on my phone looking at the latest headlines of Democratic candidates calling for policies to “fix” the so-called injustices of capitalism. I put my phone down and continue to look around. I see people talking freely, working on their MacBooks, ordering food they get in an instant, seeing cars go by outside, and it dawned on me. We live in the most privileged time in the most prosperous nation and we’ve become completely blind to it. Vehicles, food, technology, freedom to associate with whom we choose. These things are so ingrained in our American way of life we don’t give them a second thought. We are so well off here in the United States that our poverty line begins 31 times above the global average. Thirty. One. Times. Virtually no one in the United States is considered poor by global standards. Yet, in a time where we can order a product off Amazon with one click and have it at our doorstep the next day, we are unappreciative, unsatisfied, and ungrateful. 

Our unappreciation is evident as the popularity of socialist policies among my generation continues to grow. Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently said to Newsweek talking about the millennial generation, “An entire generation, which is now becoming one of the largest electorates in America, came of age and never saw American prosperity.” 

Never saw American prosperity. Let that sink in. When I first read that statement, I thought to myself, that was quite literally the most entitled and factually illiterate thing I’ve ever heard in my 26 years on this earth. Now, I’m not attributing Miss Ocasio-Cortez’s words to outright dishonesty. I do think she whole-heartedly believes the words she said to be true. Many young people agree with her, which is entirely misguided. My generation is being indoctrinated by a mainstream narrative to actually believe we have never seen prosperity. I know this first hand, I went to college, let’s just say I didn’t have the popular opinion, but I digress.

Let me lay down some universal truths really quick. The United States of America has lifted more people out of abject poverty, spread more freedom and democracy, and has created more innovation in technology and medicine than any other nation in human history. Not only that but our citizenry continually breaks world records with charitable donations, the rags to riches story is not only possible in America but not uncommon, we have the strongest purchasing power on earth, and we encompass 25% of the world’s GDP. The list goes on. However, these universal truths don’t matter. We are told that income inequality is an existential crisis (even though this is not an indicator of prosperity, some of the poorest countries in the world have low-income inequality), we are told that we are oppressed by capitalism (even though it’s brought about more freedom and wealth to the most people than any other system in world history), we are told that the only way we will acquire the benefits of true prosperity is through socialism and centralization of federal power (even though history has proven time and again this only brings tyranny and suffering).

Why then, with all of the overwhelming evidence around us, evidence that I can even see sitting at a coffee shop, do we not view this as prosperity? We have people who are dying to get into our country. People around the world destitute and truly impoverished. Yet, we have a young generation convinced they’ve never seen prosperity, and as a result, elect politicians dead set on taking steps towards abolishing capitalism. Why? The answer is this, my generation has ONLY seen prosperity. We have no contrast. We didn’t live in the great depression, or live through two world wars, or see the rise and fall of socialism and communism. We don’t know what it’s like not to live without the internet, without cars, without smartphones. We don’t have a lack of prosperity problem. We have an entitlement problem, an ungratefulness problem, and it’s spreading like a plague.

With the current political climate giving rise to the misguided idea of a socialist utopia, will we see the light? Or will we have to lose it all to realize that what we have now is true prosperity? Destroying the free market will undo what millions of people have died to achieve.

My generation is becoming the largest voting bloc in the country. We have an opportunity to continue to propel us forward with the gifts capitalism and democracy has given us. The other option is that we can fall into the trap of entitlement and relapse into restrictive socialist destitution. The choice doesn’t seem too hard, does it? 

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