It seems one cannot turn on the news today without hearing about the latest cause around which college students are rallying. On Thursday, it was student loan debt for higher education, albeit a cause behind which most people can line up. Unfortunately, the protestors’ solution to the problem is tuition-free public colleges, missing the mark and revealing once more the poor quality of their economics education.

During the fourth Republican presidential debate hosted by Fox Business and the Wall Street Journal, Donald Trump received flak for his response to a question about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) when Senator Rand Paul pointed out China was not part of the TPP agreement.

Congressional Republicans have met with obstacles to defund and/or repeal ObamaCare since the healthcare bill was passed into law in 2010. They’ve had an equally difficult time defunding Planned Parenthood, despite the release of controversial videos that showcased Planned Parenthood’s involvement in an infant organ harvesting scheme. Even with the Republicans holding a majority of both the House and Senate, they do not have the necessary votes to defeat a filibuster. Frustrated, Republicans are now considering a more controversial tactic to repeal parts of ObamaCare, as well as defund Planned Parenthood: budget reconciliation. Unfortunately for the GOP, even that is not without its difficulties.

Senator Rand Paul sent a letter to the inspector general asking him to investigate the lobbying efforts of the Federal Reserve.

Justin Bieber is more powerful than any American politician, says music mogul Russell Simmons. According to Simmons, celebrities in general have a lot of clout with the Obama White house — but he says, “Bieber is who makes it pop.”

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