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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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In a stunning 3-2 vote, a Louisiana appeals court has rejected funding for some of the state’s charter schools, arguing that these institutions were …

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The diminishing Democratic Party in Washington D.C. is stirring. With the unexpected victory of President-elect Donald Trump, liberals are scrambling to figure out just …

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The 115th Congress convened on Tuesday with a lot of familiar faces and some new ones, too. Yesterday, Opportunity Lives brought you “Five House …

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Every two years, a new year brings about a new Congress. And on Tuesday, the 115th Congress will convene for the first time. Members’ …

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Two prominent Democratic Party leaders have strongly criticized the Obama administration for its refusal to veto a United Nations Security Council measure condemning the …

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Yesterday, we recounted how terrible the year’s been for Democrats. They were dealt a terrible blow in Donald Trump’s election to the White House, …

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The Democratic Party entered 2016 confident that they would retain the White House, retake the Senate, and be competitive to take back the House. …

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I love buying goods made in the USA. It’s a tradition taught by my father, who tries his best to avoid purchasing goods made …

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The Joseph Project, a nonprofit organization founded by U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Pastor Jerome Smith, Sr., announced this week that it successfully …

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Tuesday morning, the Trump transition team announced that House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price, M.D. (R-Ga.) had been selected as the new Secretary of …