Daily Round Up: Wednesday, February 21, 2018

8 things you need to know for February 21, 2018:U.S. health leaders consider action on drug prices, Report projects U.S. Economy to grow at 3% for next decade, White House moves to restrict access to sensitive information, American satisfaction with place in the world increases, President Trump considers 3 new gun regulations, states with lower taxes attract new talent, a brief history of Gerrymandering, and something to make you smile.  Follow us on facebook and Twitter to stay up to date with the latest news and information you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door.


  1. THE HILL – Health chief exploring more actions on high drug prices: Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar says his department is working on additional proposals aimed at high drug prices, including some that could be enacted without congressional action. http://bit.ly/2oqm20W


  1. FOX BUSINESS – Trump’s pro-growth agenda to power US economy for a decade: White House: The U.S. economy will grow at an annual pace of at least 3% over the next decade after the benefits of tax cuts and regulatory changes exceeded expectations in 2017, the Council of Economic Advisers said in its annual report. http://fxn.ws/2onzuCX


  1. The Daily Caller – John Kelly Battles Jared Kushner Over Access To Classified Information: White House Chief of Staff John Kelly is at odds with Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, over Kushner’s ability to view classified information without a full security clearance. http://bit.ly/2EXZNd6


  1. THE DAILYWIRE – POLL: Americans Are More Satisfied With Their Country Than They Have Been In A Decade: Americans are more satisfied with the United States’ place in the world now than they have been in more than a decade, according to a new poll from Gallup — and that number has grown by more than 10% in the past year alone. http://bit.ly/2C9J59G


  1. theblaze – Here are the 3 new gun regulations Trump is reportedly considering: In the wake of last week’s tragic shooting at a Florida high school, the national narrative has centered on guns. Democrats mostly argue for increased gun control measures, while Second Amendment advocates mostly oppose any new restrictions. http://bit.ly/2sGdd8K


  1. CENTER OF THE AMERICAN EXPERIMENT – Tax Refugees Flee to States with Lower Taxes: When I left California just over a year ago to move to Minnesota, I did so not only to start my position at the Center but to also flee one of the worst taxed states in the country. http://bit.ly/2EIM1I6


  1. POWERLINE – THE FIRST GERRYMANDER: The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, dominated by Democrats, has redrawn the map for congressional districts in that state. It was assisted by a liberal law professor from Stanford. http://bit.ly/2sLm3lx


  1. NetRightDaily – Cartoon: Schumer Shutdown Part II: http://bit.ly/2EYrLWm