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Ellen Carmichael
Senior Writer

Ellen Carmichael is a Senior Writer for Opportunity Lives and is the president of The Lafayette Company, a political communications firm based in Washington, D.C. She served as the communications director of Herman Cain's presidential campaign, as well as the spokeswoman for two Members of Congress - Rep. Raul Labrador and Rep. Tom Price, M.D. She also served as a senior manager at CRC Public Relations. A proud Louisianan, she graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in Mass Communication: Political Communications.

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Every day, Republicans must fight a three-front war: with Democrats, with the media and within their own ranks. Meanwhile, the Democrats have just one …

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Since House Republicans released their Obamacare repeal-and-replace plan, there has been much criticism—informed and uninformed—about what the legislation would and won’t do. Part of …

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on Friday released the February 2017 jobs report, revealing that job creators are optimistic about potential economic growth …

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House Republicans earlier this week unveiled the first step in a three-part legislative process to repeal and replace Obamacare with patient-centered reforms. One thing …

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For the past several years, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has embarked on a nationwide listening tour. Unlike the typical political handshake-and-photo-op, …

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In an exclusive interview with Opportunity Lives’ “OppCast” podcast on the Ricochet Network, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) outlined a GOP replacement to Obamacare, explaining …

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On Presidents Day, there are predictable refrains from the usual malcontents about the fallibility of our country’s early leaders. Their sins and errors, they’ll …

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U.S. Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) last week introduced the bipartisan Taxpayers Right To Know Act (S. 317) in hopes of fostering transparency in government …

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After enduring a smear campaign led by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and his not-so-merry band of henchmen, Rep. Tom Price, M.D. (R-Ga.) …

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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2014 that part-time home health care employees maintained the right to opt out of union membership. Prior to …