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What We’re Reading Today: Cory Booker’s Agenda — Raise Taxes, Jail Gun Owners

Some headlines that caught our eye today.

Cory Booker: Americans should be ‘thrown in jail’ if they won’t give up their guns — Washington Examiner

Booker Does Not Deny He Is Going To Raise Taxes, Cites ‘Patriotism’ To Justify It — Washington Free Beacon

Gun confiscation on the table as Booker, Swalwell lead 2020 Democrats leftward — Washington Examiner

The Economy Is On Fire and Democrats Are On the Run — Andy Puzder, Fox News

Ex-prosecutor who signed anti-Trump obstruction letter is running for President — Matt Vespa, TownHall.com

Trump Approval Now Higher Than Obama’s And Reagan’s At This Point — Hot Air

Major Report Omission Shows Mueller Was Either Incompetent Or A Political Hack — The Federalist

Poll: Majority say socialism is incompatible with American values — UPI

HUGE: New York Times Editorial Board Declares “President Trump Is Right.” Concedes Border Crisis — Erick Erickson, The Resurgent

Here’s why the stock market made a big comeback and didn’t crash after Trump’s trade threat — CNBC

The economic impact of Trump’s trade war? Higher prices and reduced income for the USA — Mark Perry, Carpe Diem

Yes, America has strategic interests in Venezuela — American Thinker

U.S. rushes carrier deployment over ‘credible threat’ from Iran — Washington Times

Poynter Institute’s Retracted List of Fake News Sites Was Written by SPLC Podcast Producer — Reason

FCC warns about ‘one ring’ robocall scam: Do not call numbers back — Fox News

Alexa’s Been Eavesdropping on You This Whole Time — Washington Post

U.S. Army reviving iconic WW2 uniform — Marlene Lenthang, Daily Mail


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John Merline

Veteran journalist John Merline was Deputy Editor of Commentary and Opinion at Investor's Business Daily. Before IBD, he launched and edited the Opinion section of AOL News, and was a member of the editorial board of USA Today, where he continues to be a regular contributor. He’s been published in the Washington Post, National Review, Detroit News, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Forbes, and numerous other publications. He is regular commentator on the One America News Network and on local talk radio. He got his start in journalism under the tutelage of M. Stanton Evans.

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