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How DMV police are reinventing community relations – one basketball at a time

How DMV police are reinventing community relations - one basketball at a time By Evan Smith, Forbes March 14, 2017 Evan Smith is a Staff Writer for Opportunity Lives. You can follow him on Twitter @Evansmithreport. The day is best summed up with one image: a police officer in full uniform, surrounded by registered felons, smiling as he hands a basketball down to a cute little girl. It was …

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Nikki Haley’s Speech at the 2016 Kemp Leadership Award Dinner

Video Senator Tim Scott- Well good evening. Wow. It is a great day in Washington, D.C. Good evening. If you were from South Carolina you would realize that when governor Haley stands up and says it's a great day in South Carolina, everyone says it's a great day in South Carolina. The fact that we are in D.C. I have the privilege of introducing my Governor, one of the greatest leaders in America …

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John McCain, Newt Gingrich, and Michelle Van Cleave Discuss American Foreign Policy at the 2016 Kemp Leadership Award Dinner

Video Transcript James Kemp- So recognizing this Seventy-Fifth Anniversary. Please you can eat your salad and get started. But we thought it would be appropriate on this 75th Anniversary to take some time to reflect on America’s leadership in the world as a new Congress and a new President prepare to take office. So we’ve invited two very special guests one of whom I have mentioned …

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Don’t Let the Dollar Inhibit Growth

Don’t Let the Dollar Inhibit Growth By Sean Rushton, Wall Street Journal Jan. 12, 2017 As the U.S. economy slowly recovers from its low-growth hangover following the 2008 financial crisis, the Federal Reserve is gradually tightening monetary policy. Meanwhile, President-elect Trump and the Republican Congress plan to spur growth through deregulation and cuts in corporate …

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Highlights from the 2016 Kemp Leadership Award Dinner

Video Highlights Senator John McCain and Speaker Newt Gingrich discuss the future of American leadership in the world. https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4636265/newt-gingrich-john-mccain-american-leadership-world Governor Nikki Haley's remarks with an introduction by Senator Tim Scott. https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4636256/nikki-haleys-2016-klad-speech Photos …

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Kemp Forum on the Future of Immigrants and America

The Kemp Forum on the Future of Immigrants and America was held at the University of Miami Newman Alumni Center on Tuesday September 27, 2016. Panel 1: An Immigration System that Serves American Workers Moderator: Rudy Fernandez Ken Bardic Julio Fuentes Archbishop Thomas Wenski https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KROg7xBnyI Panel 2: National Security on the Border and in the …

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Trump’s Contribution to Sound Money

Trump's Contribution to Sound Money By: Judy Shelton, Wall Street Journal August 11, 2016 The surest way to become alienated from Donald Trump supporters is to invoke the word “global” with regard to trade or economic interests. Even if you embrace the Trump economic agenda for enhancing U.S. competitiveness by lowering taxes and easing regulation, even if you support an “America First” …

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Kemp Forum on Expanding Opportunity in Indianapolis

Tim Scott moderated the Kemp Forum on Expanding Opportunity on July 27, 2016 at the American Legislative Exchange Council Annual National Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. Panel 1 Michigan Representative Tim Kelly Wisconsin State Senator Leah Vukmir Panel 2 Robert Woodson - Founder and President, Center for Neighborhood Enterprise Jacqueline Cissell, Director of Community …

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Kemp Forum on Expanding Opportunity comes to Indianapolis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 25, 2016 KEMP FORUM ON EXPANDING OPPORTUNITY A Partnership of The Center for Education Reform and The Jack Kemp Foundation Convenes at ALEC in Indianapolis July 27, 2016 Indiana Governor Mike Pence to Headline Kemp Forum on Expanding Opportunity with U.S. Senator Tim Scott   WASHINGTON, DC — On July 27, 2016, The Center for Education Reform and The …

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Watch – Kemp Forum on Expanding Opportunity

Jimmy Kemp and Jeanne Allen moderated the Kemp Forum on Expanding Opportunity on May 5th, 2016 at UNC-Chapel Hill in North Carolina. Panel 1 - Featuring Indiana Congressman Luke Messer, North Carolina State Representative Rob Bryan and Wake County Communities in Schools President and Executive Director Travis Mitchell. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2526&v=joCxExpwZ-o Panel 2 …

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Faith at Work: Work without faith is dead

Work Without Faith is Dead By Jimmy Kemp, Washington Times Wednesday, May 11, 2016 “If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence,” said the …

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Kemp Forum on Expanding Opportunity in North Carolina

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 3, 2016 KEMP FORUM ON EXPANDING OPPORTUNITY A Partnership of The Center for Education Reform, The Jack Kemp Foundation and Opportunity Lives Convenes at UNC, Chapel Hill May 5, 2016 State and national policymakers, education and business leaders to lead discussion WASHINGTON, D.C. — On May 5, 2016, the Jack Kemp Foundation, The Center for Education …

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The End of GOP Optimism

The End of GOP Optimism By: Rich Lowry, Politico March 16, 2016 Marco Rubio’s speech suspending his campaign after his crushing loss in the Florida primary was a requiem for an entire style of Republican politics. Rubio represented an upbeat, opportunity-oriented vein in the GOP that ran through George W. Bush’s compassionate conservatism back to the late supply-sider Jack Kemp, who …

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Ambassador John Bolton on “The Idea of America,” excerpted from The American Idea Renewed

  THE IDEA OF AMERICA By John Bolton   Internationally, even though America is frequently viewed with admiration, there is often also a tinge of irritation, even among our allies, which shades into outright disdain and hatred among our enemies. The strong emotions evoked even by the idea of America—let alone “the American Idea”—testify to the reality that our experience …

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“The American Idea Renewed” now available on Amazon

As America prepares for an election that will be a defining moment for our future,  we are releasing a new collection of speeches by Jack Kemp, most being published for the first time, that help elucidate what he called “the American idea.” The American Idea Renewed captures some of the best material from Dad’s long public career on the subjects of America’s leadership in the world, …

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