Jason Chaffetz, former representative from Utah's 3rd District, is coming to speak to the GW College Republicans on Monday. Mr. Chaffetz was a member of Congress for 9 years and served as the Chair of the House Oversight Committee during his last two years in office. While serving in the House of Representatives, he was at the center of the Benghazi investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other actors in the Obama administration. This investigation helped make Mr. Chaffetz into a household name during the Obama years, as he pursued the truth of what happened that led to the death and destruction at the U.S. Consulate in Libya. Another battle that Mr. Chaffetz fought
Following the passage of tax reform, Republicans are feeling confident heading into 2018, but they need to be careful. Republicans have a problem, and no, it is not the Russia problem; it’s a Millennial problem. One of the largest growing voter blocks in America is currently overwhelmingly liberal or left-leaning. If Republicans want to win in 2018 and beyond, they’re going to need to solve this problem. The Grand Old Party needs to actively engage the Millennial Generation by showing what Republicans have to offer them and to finally win over the Millennials. According to a July 2017 Pew Research study, Millennials and Gen Xers outvoted Boomers and older generations in the 2016 election, an
On Tuesday night, during his first official State of The Union address, President Donald Trump recounted the successes of his administration throughout his first year in office, while also laying forth a vision for potential areas of action to address in 2018. While outlining several foreign policy victories of the past year, Trump stated: “Last month, I also took an action endorsed unanimously by the Senate just months before: I recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.” Yet when members of Congress and others in attendance stood to applaud this decision, a noticeable group remained stone-faced and silent: the entire Democratic caucus. Now, it really isn’t surprising that the Democrats
One memorable moment for me at G.W. this year was a class discussion on socialism, specifically concerning the late Soviet Union. Throughout the discussion, my professor and multiple students agreed that the people who lived in the Soviet Union regretted the country's transition away from socialism and, if asked, would have expressed their desire to return to a socialist lifestyle. Unfortunately, the idea that a socialist economic system has a positive impact on a country is not a new one on this campus. Instead of nodding along to speeches by Sen. Bernie Sanders about how great life is in Norway and Denmark, I suggest you talk to someone who has experienced actual socialism first hand. Ther
President Trump delivered his first State of the Union address on Tuesday, just over a year after he was sworn into political office–– a speech many of his critics, on the left and the right, thought he would never have the opportunity to give. Since his election, President Trump has been plagued with false media coverage in an attempt to remove him from office. Despite the staff turnover at the beginning of his first year and the Mueller special counsel, President Trump has triumphed over the fake news media and prioritized the American people and the voters who put him in office. He has already racked up several major policy achievements, including tax legislation that is putting more mone
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