Get Ready for Concealed Guns in All 50 States

The National Rifle Association has called the concealed carry bill, which would make it easier for gun owners to keep their firearms hidden when crossing state lines, its “highest legislative priority in Congress.” Despite concerns raised by Democrats about states’ rights and domestic violence, the Republican-controlled Congress has pushed the proposal one step closer to…

McCain a yes on GOP tax reform bill

Sen. John McCain released a statement Thursday saying he will support the GOP tax cuts bill: “I believe this legislation, though far from perfect, would enhance American competitiveness, boost the economy, and provide long overdue tax relief for middle class families.” Why it matters: This bill sure seems likely to pass the Senate, where it…

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The biggest cloud hanging over Alex Azar during his Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday was his pharmaceutical industry background. Republicans praised the experience as an advantage to tackle high drug costs, while Democrats said it raises conflicts of interest and encourages a revolving door mentality. Azar’s response: He will not “implement pharma’s policy agenda. I don’t…