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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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Jack Kemp’s Power Lesson for Hillary Clinton

Jack Kemp's Power Lesson for Hillary Clinton He eschewed pragmatism for vision and leadership. Then he went on the offense to change political dynamics. Sometimes, instead of compromising, you just have to go for the big play. By: Bruce Bartlett, The Atlantic Feb 21, 2016 Lately, Hillary Clinton and her supporters have been criticizing Bernie Sanders’s proposals not so much because they are …

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Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the USO

The Jack Kemp Foundation sends its deepest gratitude and a warm hello to all those who wear the uniform of the United States.  Your dedication and sacrifices have been the bedrock of keeping America safe and free, and your service has made the world a more hopeful place. We are proud to participate in the USO’s “campaign to connect” and thank the USO for sending our message of support to …

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Media Coverage of the Kemp Forum on Expanding Opportunity

The Kemp Forum on Expanding Opportunity received extensive news coverage.  Here are just some of the stories:   The New York Times, Republican Candidates, Minus Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, Play Nice at Poverty Forum "...After a week filled with attack ads and months of caustic debates, six of the Republicans running for president gathered in the same place on Saturday and showed …

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Watch – Kemp Forum on Expanding Opportunity

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) moderated the Kemp Forum on Expanding Opportunity on January 9, 2016, in Columbia, South Carolina. Panel One - featuring former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Dr. Ben Carson, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2IItkpUoJg Panel Two - featuring former Arkansas Gov. Mike …

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A Republican Cure for Liberal Failures on Poverty

Wall Street Journal "A Republican Cure for Liberal Failures on Poverty" By: Paul Ryan and Tim Scott On Saturday a majority of the Republican presidential field will meet to discuss fighting poverty at a forum in Columbia, S.C., hosted by the Jack Kemp Foundation. The two of us will serve as moderators. The high level of candidate interest indicates that our party is not willing to concede …

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Kemp Forum on Expanding Opportunity

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Emma Watkins - ewatkins@jackkempfoundation.org December 1, 2015              Bush, Carson, Christie, Fiorina, Kasich and Rubio confirmed for Kemp Forum on Expanding Opportunity ---Speaker Paul Ryan and Sen. Tim Scott to Moderate Sponsored by Opportunity Lives, the American Enterprise Institute and Economic Innovation Group   WASHINGTON, …

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Excerpt from “Jack Kemp: The Bleeding-Heart Conservative Who Changed America”

Among hundreds of Kemp speeches, articles, and interviews during the period, it was a sweeping address to the conservative Heritage Foundation on June 6, 1990, 44 that best illuminates his outlook.  It had a grandiose title—“An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of Poverty in America and How to Combat It,”— borrowed from Adam Smith’s “An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the …

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