Thu Feb 21, 2019 AT 10:19 AM EST

Democrats running for president in 2020 say the rapid job growth and low unemployment under President Donald Trump isn’t enough, and say America needs to strive for a “moral” economy.

Their calls seem to reflect a consensus among Democrats on how to attack what many agree is a healthy economy that’s creating jobs under Trump, and the rising influence of socialist candidates and lawmakers in the Democratic Party. Less than a year before the first primaries, Democrats appear to have settled on an argument that says the economic gains seen over the last two years aren’t being “shared” with others.

“What happened to a moral responsibility, to a moral capitalism?” former Vice President Joe Biden asked an audience of students Tuesday during an event at the University of Pennsylvania. Read Full Story at the Washington Examiner

Tue Feb 19, 2019 AT 11:39 AM EST

President Donald Trump will sign a directive on Tuesday that will formally establish the early version of a U.S. Space Force, though he will stop short of creating a 6th branch of the armed services.

The big picture: The president’s directive, known as Space Policy Directive 4, would create the Space Force as an armed service within the Air Force. It would designate a chief of staff for the Space Force, who would sit on the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as well as an undersecretary of defense for space.

The order would stop short of, but keep the eventual goal of establishing a separate, 6th free-standing branch of the armed forces dedicated to space since doing so requires congressional action, senior administration officials said on a press call.

What they’re saying: Administration officials said the White House and Defense Department will submit a legislative proposal to Capitol Hill to form a 6th branch of the military, on par with the Navy and Air Force, that would be dedicated to space. Read More at Axios

Thu Feb 14, 2019 AT 10:16 AM EST

The new Democratic majority is making a major push to outlaw states from asking their voters to show ID at the polls, arguing that such laws push minorities and older people from voting.

According to a major new study, they’re wrong — strict voter ID laws have no significant effect on voter turnout, don’t keep interested voters from being able to vote, and for that matter don’t prevent them from registering.

But at the same time, the laws also don’t appear to boost confidence in the voting system, the study concluded, undercutting the reasons some conservatives are eager to pass such laws. Read Full Story at The Washington Times

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