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Nearly three-quarters of U.S.-based economists also oppose the $15 federal minimum wage that Democrat leaders endorsed. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP)

Top Democrats just endorsed a $15 minimum wage, but don't even pay their own interns that much

By Akash Chougule, contributor

Nearly three-quarters of U.S.-based economists also oppose the $15 federal minimum wage that Democrat leaders endorsed.

Montana Republican Greg Gianforte mistakes American politics for WrestleMania

By Philip Wegmann

Gianforte grabbed the reporter "by the neck with both hands and slammed him into the ground behind him," according to eyewitness reports.

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House Republican leadership learns to let go of the Border Adjustment Tax

By Philip Wegmann

House Speaker Paul Ryan has apparently come around to the White House position that tax reform should proceed without the provision, which w...

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Will the US make the same mistakes again in Afghanistan?

By Daniel DePetris, contributor

The big issue here is not about troop numbers, rules of engagement, or timetables, but about the failed strategy of nation-building in Afgha...

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