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Taxpayers Foot Bill for $14,799 in Gym Memberships

A Las Vegas-based Environmental Protection Agency official used his government credit card to purchase  $14,799 worth of gym memberships. A conservative advocacy group released documents purporting to show EPA contracting officer Kevin Broadnax bought  37 1-year memberships at Super Sport gym on April 11. Broadnax used his government charge card to pay for the nearly $15,000 in memberships. The sheer amount of paperwork related to the transaction suggests that multiple EPA officials were aware of the purchase. Broadnax did not respond to The Daily Caller News Foundation. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The Super Sport gym is open 24 hours a day and has “thousands of square feet of spectacular workout space, complete with premium gym equipment [and] unmatched amenities,” including a sauna, steam room, towel service, a jetted whirlpool Jacuzzi, and volleyball and basketball courts. … Read entire article »

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Defying His Critics, Tillerson Projects American Strength in Moscow Visit

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s visit to Moscow Wednesday put him squarely on the map as one of the main players in the Trump administration. In the matter of a few days, Tillerson has not only placed the relationship between the United States and Russia on a new footing, he has also defied critics who only a few months into the new administration had already dismissed him as a cipher. The object of Tillerson’s visit was to place a choice before the Russian government: Continue your immoral support for Syria’s genocidal Assad regime (which last week attacked its own citizens with weapons of mass destruction) and face potential further sanctions and international condemnation, or join the United States and other Western allies in seeking a solution to the Syrian civil war, which … Read entire article »

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Protesters Make Obscene Gesture at Victims of Communism Memorial

In late March, a group of protesters staged a demonstration at a memorial dedicated to victims of communist regimes by raising their middle fingers toward it. The group gathered at the Victims of Communism Memorial in the District of Columbia and proceeded to broadcast their obscene gesture against the statue on Twitter. According to The Federalist, the small protest was part of a larger one held against the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s conference—a pro-Israel gathering. The photo was posted by a Twitter user with the handle @BlackAutonomist, a black liberation, pro-Palestine activist, according to his bio. Some commenters on the photo mocked the idea that communism has victims and posted imagery of a burning American flag. pic.twitter.com/B4SycfNmeX — #SyriaWillNotKneel (@BlackAutonomist) March 26, 2017 @samagee pic.twitter.com/NmGAIRiu9e — #SyriaWillNotKneel (@BlackAutonomist) March 30, 2017 @bennykoval @BlackAutonomist “victims of communism” pic.twitter.com/zoNVCd3QPh — Judge … Read entire article »

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Health Care Talks Continue as Republicans Face Questions on Obamacare Repeal

With members of Congress home in their districts for the next two weeks, negotiations over a health care bill repealing and replacing Obamacare remain ongoing as Republicans continue working to gain consensus on a plan. After the House GOP’s health care bill was pulled from the floor last month, Republicans left Washington, D.C., with little progress made on their campaign promises to repeal and replace Obamacare. But conservative and centrist Republicans have continued to discuss the path forward for health care reform with fellow lawmakers, the White House, and even Democrats in hopes of brokering a deal. According to USA Today, Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows, R-N.C., is in “final negotiations” with Rep. Tom MacArthur, R-N.J., co-chairman of the centrist Tuesday Group, and members of House leadership of a deal they hope will … Read entire article »

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16 Years After 9/11, Gaps in Information Sharing Still Plague Law Enforcement

Since 9/11, national security officials have made it a goal to improve information sharing between federal agencies. Unfortunately, those efforts are still falling short. Earlier this week, inspectors general of the intelligence community, Department of Homeland Security, and Department of Justice released a joint report detailing the importance of information sharing between law enforcement agencies. The report touched on concerns that information sharing strategies and procedures are being implemented unevenly across agencies, resulting in intelligence gaps that could potentially allow terrorists to slip through the cracks and carry out attacks against U.S. citizens. The report also outlines steps that should be taken to decrease these potential security threats. Facilitating the flow of information between law enforcement agencies has never been a simple task. Both federal and local agencies depend on information gathering in order … Read entire article »

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Republican Lawmakers Expect Role for Congress in Military Force Against Syria

President Donald Trump’s order of a missile strike on a military base in retaliation for the Syrian government’s deadly chemical attack on civilians served as a strong, decisive message to bad actors worldwide, congressional Republicans say, and signified the new administration would hew closely to the traditional concept of American power. In interviews with The Daily Signal, Republicans of all stripes said they were OK that Trump did not consult Congress before he authorized the strike, in which 59 cruise missiles hit a Syrian air base early Friday morning local time. It was the first U.S. military action against the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad in the country’s six years of civil war. But as the Trump administration hints at a tougher approach to the Assad regime, Republican lawmakers say they expect … Read entire article »

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How Soros Used US Tax Dollars to Consolidate Power in Colombia

How Soros Used US Tax Dollars to Consolidate Power in Colombia

In a recent letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, six U.S. Senators asked for an investigation into whether the United States Agency for International Development was promoting the Open Society Foundations’ left-wing policies abroad. State Department career officials gave the senators the runaround, but if Tillerson does launch the probe, he need look no further than Colombia. That South American country offers plenty of evidence that U.S. tax dollars are indeed being used to advance George Soros’ … Read entire article »

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Dueling Headlines, ‘1-year anniversary of NY’s $15/hr minimum wage law’ edition

Dueling Headlines, ‘1-year anniversary of NY’s $15/hr minimum wage law’ edition

**Written by Doug Powers The wind-up, from about one year ago featuring a proud New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo: And the pitch, this week: Stories like this won’t become far more prevalent everywhere in part due to the “Fight for $15 or preferably a lot more” crowd, will they? NAH! **Written by Doug Powers Twitter @ThePowersThatBe … Read entire article »

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