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Trump’s Budget Cuts Face Resistance From Republican Lawmakers

Republican leaders are voicing disapproval of budget cuts proposed by President Donald Trump. “I doubt there’d be a lot of appetite for dramatic cuts this year,” Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, told Roll Call. “I just look at it as a conversation. They’ve got their views, we’ve got our views, and we need to sit down and work that out.” According to CQ Roll Call’s Budget Tracker newsletter, Republican leaders such as Cornyn are openly disproving of Trump’s requested $18 billion in spending cuts for the current fiscal year budget, Politico reports. Funding for the federal government will run out during the last week of April. In order to avoid a government shutdown, Congress must pass a spending bill by April 28. Trump has suggested several ways to trim government spending, and some … Read entire article »

Filed under: Economic/Financial Collapse, Government Corruption, Government Waste, Main Stream Media Bias, Political Campaigning, Politics, Problems of Big Government, Restoring America

GOP Senators Ask Trump Administration to End ‘Too Big to Fail’ Policies

A group of Republican senators is leading an effort to end government-backed “too big to fail” bailout policies. In an effort to end the practice of taxpayer bailouts of private companies, 10 Republican senators from the Senate Banking Committee penned a letter to the Trump administration requesting that he terminate these policies for nonbanks, claiming they have resulted in significant expenses. “Too big to fail” is a policy implemented by the Obama administration under the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that allowed the Financial Stability Oversight Council—a federal board—to offer nonbanks taxpayer support for bailouts. The letter said, “You have our strong support for using all the tools available as Secretary of Treasury to end ‘too big to fail’ and ensure that hard-working Americans are not responsible for any new bailouts.” The … Read entire article »

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Pro-Life Activist Who Filmed Planned Parenthood Responds to ‘Bogus’ Charges

The pro-life activists who created undercover videos that triggered multiple state and congressional investigations into Planned Parenthood’s abortion practices are facing more than a dozen new felony charges in California. The charges, brought by the state’s attorney general, allege Center for Medical Progress founder David Daleiden and his partner, Sandra Merritt, unlawfully recorded people without their consent, and conspired to invade their privacy. In total, Daleiden and Merritt face 15 felony charges. Daleiden dismissed the charges as “bogus” and politically motivated. “The bogus charges from Planned Parenthood’s political cronies are fake news,” he said in a statement. “The public knows the real criminals are Planned Parenthood and their business partners like StemExpress and DV Biologics—currently being prosecuted in California—who have harvested and sold aborted baby body parts for profit for years in direct … Read entire article »

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The Truth About the Economic Impact of North Carolina’s ‘Bathroom Bill’

When then-North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed H.B. 2, the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act (commonly known as the “bathroom bill”), into law on March 23, 2016, critics argued that corporate backlash against the measure would cost North Carolina dearly. Now, more than a year later, the Associated Press has provided an updated estimate of the economic fallout: The Associated Press used dozens of interviews and multiple public records requests to determine that North Carolina’s ‘bathroom bill’ will cost the state more than $3.76 billion in lost business over a dozen years. The overwhelming majority of the reported impact, or $2.66 billion over 12 years, is attributable to PayPal’s cancellation of a planned 400-employee operations center less than two weeks after the bill was passed. The effects of similar site location decisions by … Read entire article »

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The Opportunities Brexit Gives Britain to Reshape Itself

Today, British Prime Minister Theresa May formally notified the European Union that Britain will leave the union. This is a great day for believers in democratic self-government, here and around the world. The process of Britain’s leaving the EU will not be easy, and today’s step—the triggering of the EU’s Article 50—is a vitally important stage in the process. Article 50 is not saying Britain wants a divorce. It assumes the divorce exists, and starts a two-year period of negotiations about its terms. So, unless all the participants in the negotiations agree to extend them, Britain will be out of the EU on March 29, 2019. That part is simple enough. The rest of the story is tougher. First, there are the domestic issues. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The British government will have more votes … Read entire article »

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The Flimsy Statistical Models Obama Administration Used to Justify Environmental Agenda

President Donald Trump on Tuesday issued an “energy independence” executive order on energy and climate policy. One provision of this order pertains to the social cost of greenhouse gasses—in particular, the “social costs” of carbon, methane, and nitrous oxide. The previous administration had used these social costs to justify its extensive regulatory agenda across the energy sector of the economy. The Trump administration’s executive order stipulates that the Obama administration’s estimates of these costs should no longer be used for government policy. It also mandates that future cost-benefit analysis take into account the “best available science and economics” and specifically stipulates that recommendations outlined by the Office of Management and Budget be adhered to. We have discussed these issues extensively in our research at The Heritage Foundation, and the Trump administration should be … Read entire article »

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VA Tried to Pay $10 Million for 25 Parking Spaces, and 20-Year Official’s Excuse Is That He’s New

VA Tried to Pay $10 Million for 25 Parking Spaces, and 20-Year Official’s Excuse Is That He’s New

Federal officials took six years to plan a new parking lot for a Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in West Virginia that would cost $10 million for only 25 parking spaces, as their solution for a 600-spot shortage. Then when outside auditors pulled the plug on the fiasco, the hospital’s top official—who had previously served as the facility’s chief of staff since 1999—claimed that it wasn’t his fault because he was new on the job. Dr. Glenn R. … Read entire article »

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Debt Limit Calls for Congress, Trump to Fix the Budget

The new debt limit in place since March 16 stands at $19.9 trillion. It’s time for lawmakers to take the fiscal doctor’s diagnosis seriously. Like a patient struggling with unhealthy habits, the government needs to take a long look into the mirror because its fiscal future is in jeopardy. Since the debt limit suspension expired this month, the temptation to raise or suspend it once more will be strong on Capitol Hill. The ensuing period, where so-called “extraordinary measures” are being used to fund the government on a temporary basis, will be a valuable opportunity to make real, impactful, fiscal changes. The debt limit is a useful check on federal government spending and borrowing. It uniquely highlights the unsustainable spending that contributes to the rapidly increasing size of the national debt, which is … Read entire article »

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Faith in Economic Future Lessens

Americans were quite optimistic about the economy following President Trump’s inauguration. Two months later, their optimism seems to be waning. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 40% of American Adults now expect the economy to be stronger a year from today, but that’s down from 50% in January, the highest level of optimism in surveying since January 2009. Still, the new finding is higher than regular results since October 2012. (To see survey question wording, click here.) (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it’s in the news, it’s in our polls).  Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook. The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on March 28-29, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level … Read entire article »

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57% Say Trump Too Confrontational

Republicans give President Trump high marks for leadership so far. Democrats and unaffiliated voters don’t and think he’s too confrontational. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 38% of all Likely U.S. Voters rate the president’s performance as a leader as good or excellent. Forty-eight percent (48%) consider his leadership poor. (To see survey question wording, click here.) (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it’s in the news, it’s in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook. The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on March 28-29, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology. … Read entire article »

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Obama’s Resist Movement Source of Classified Leaks, Russian Narrative Always Has Been Fake News

Obama’s Resist Movement Source of Classified Leaks, Russian Narrative Always Has Been Fake News

Barack Obama and his Resist movement have gone way to far. While he was in office, he had the cover of all his agencies and power of the Presidency to protect him from prosecution. But now as a private citizen his seditious acts of treason and leaking of classified information from his Resist movement is a serious threat to national security. The Russia hacking of our election narrative has always been “fake news“. Several investigations are … Read entire article »

Filed under: Government Corruption, IRS, Main Stream Media Fake News, Politics, Problems of Big Government, Restoring America

Good riddance to over regulation from the EPA (Everything but Protecting America)

Good riddance to over regulation from the EPA (Everything but Protecting America)

President Trump started saving America today from Obama’s horrible EPA regulations. The EPA (Everything but Protecting America)  under Barack Obama passed 7 times more EPA regulations than were passed under the last 4 administrations before his. They did nothing but pay off his supporters and leftist cronies with tax payers money and kill jobs in America. Can you say Solyndra which was a boondoggle on the American people filling the pockets of his supporters under the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Climate Change Myths Debunked, EPA, Global Warming Hoax, Government Corruption, Government Waste, Main Stream Media Bias, Main Stream Media Fake News, Overstepping Legislation, Politics, Problems of Big Government, Restoring America, To Many Laws, US National Debt

Heritage Blueprint Shows Lawmakers How to Balance Budget Without Hiking Taxes or Weakening Defense

Balancing the budget without raising taxes and still maintaining strong national defense are the main goals in a new budget blueprint released by The Heritage Foundation Tuesday. “We emphasize is that it’s possible to balance the budget without raising taxes and while strengthening our national defense, which we demonstrate in the product,” Romina Boccia, deputy director of the Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation, told The Daily Signal in an interview. “It is sort of like a ‘no excuses for Congress anymore’ [message] because we know that you can do it because we’ve done it,” Boccia said. The “Blueprint for Balance: A Federal Budget for Fiscal Year 2018” highlights “over 160 different policy proposals that reduce nondefense discretionary spending by $87 billion in fiscal year 2018,” according … Read entire article »

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Trump Looks to Rebound With Tax Reform

The White House sees the possibility of broad support for tax reform, and an opportunity for President Donald Trump to take up an issue that hasn’t advanced in three decades—fresh off a legislative defeat Friday on replacing Obamacare. “Our tax code is outdated,” @PressSec says. “It’s been 30 years. We have an economy that has evolved, especially in the technology area that has made a lot of things change, and I think our tax code is outdated,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters Monday. “Frankly, on the business side, we are uncompetitive. There is a reason companies are leaving America to go to other places.” The United States has the highest corporate income tax rate of any country in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the 34 most industrialized … Read entire article »

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How Jeff Sessions Plans to Fight Back Against Sanctuary Cities

The Justice Department will start enforcing federal immigration laws by discontinuing the funding of sanctuary cities, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Monday while speaking at the White House. If carried out, this new policy will result in the loss of federal money for cities that permit residents to be illegal immigrants, as Sessions stated that the Justice Department will avoid using its $4.1 billion in grant money to fund sanctuary cities. The attorney general added that the DOJ will even “claw back” funds from jurisdictions that refuse to comply with federal immigration laws. “The Department of Justice will require that jurisdictions seeking or applying for DOJ grants to certify compliance with [U.S. Code 1373] as a condition of receiving those awards,” Sessions said. U.S. Code 1373 is a law stating that localities … Read entire article »

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Neil Gorsuch: An Independent Judge the Court Needs

Everyone knows that Supreme Court confirmation hearings can be a dramatic, even emotional, events. The stakes are high. As a senator, there are few responsibilities more important than deciding whether to vote for a nominee to the Supreme Court. Unfortunately, these days, it seems like being nominated to the Supreme Court is a lot like running for office. As we’ve seen over the past few weeks, there are a lot of interest groups on both sides that have mobilized for this confirmation process. Judge Neil Gorsuch, however, is not a politician. The acrimony, duplicity, and ruthlessness of today’s politics are still foreign and unfamiliar to him. May that continue to be true. In a former life, I had the good fortune of appearing before Gorsuch as a practicing attorney, so I know from personal … Read entire article »

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The Myth of an Unbiased Mainstream Media

The attention on The Daily Signal’s Fred Lucas’ role as occasional White House pool reporter has made one thing very clear: For many, the illusion still remains that the mainstream media is unbiased. “It’s concerning that news organizations with a clear and stated bias are serving as the eyes and ears of the White House press corps, regardless of their political leaning,”  Andrew Seaman, chair of the Society of Professional Journalists’ Ethics Committee and a Reuters reporter, told The Washington Post for an article questioning the appropriateness of Lucas’ role as a pool reporter. “In a perfect world, only news organizations with editorial independence and proven track records of reliability should be able to provide pool reports for the White House or any other government agency or official.” Yet while many mainstream … Read entire article »

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Taxpayers Still Feel Gypped Compared to Others

Few Americans think those richer or poorer than they are pay as much as they do in taxes. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 20% of American Adults believe someone who makes twice as much as they do pays twice as much in taxes. Forty-eight percent (48%) say that person pays less than half as much in taxes. Only 11% think they pay more than twice as much. (To see survey question wording, click here.) (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it’s in the news, it’s in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook. The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on March 26-27, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field … Read entire article »

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Al Gore’s ‘Inconvenient Sequel’ trailer reminds us we’re still going to die, just a little later than originally predicted

**Written by Doug Powers Same shtick, different decade: Al Gore presented a new trailer for “An Inconvenient Sequel” during CinemaCon in Las Vegas on Tuesday, a decade after he promoted the original “An Inconvenient Truth.” The former vice president revealed presented the trailer during the Paramount presentation and was warmly received by the audience. “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” opens July 28. Released in 2006, “An Inconvenient Truth” was a solid performer for Paramount with nearly $50 million in worldwide grosses. “The power of entertainment to inform us has made us more socially aware,” Gore said Tuesday. This is basically an anti-Trump ad disguised as a “climate change Armageddon” disaster movie (aerial footage courtesy of Leo DiCaprio’s private jet): Because Gore wanted to insinuate that capitalism is a threat to humanity’s survival while avoiding charges … Read entire article »

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Benjamin Crump: TV’s rising fake news star

Benjamin Crump: TV’s rising fake news star

Benjamin Crump: TV’s rising fake news star by Michelle MalkinCreators Syndicate Copyright 2017 He’s the new Al Sharpton on steroids — and he’s coming to a TV near you. Benjamin Crump, camera-lovin’ lawyer for the families of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, rocketed to fame perpetuating the “Hands up, don’t shoot” lie. Never mind that even the left-wing Obama Justice Department concluded that the 22 witnesses who manufactured the Black Lives Matter-promoted narrative were unreliable, inconsistent, self-contradictory, unsupported by a … Read entire article »

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