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CBO estimates budget deficit will decline 4.6 percent compared to last year

The 2017 U.S. budget deficit – if it remains unchanged through Sept. 30 – will decrease compared to the 2016 budget deficit, according to a recent Associated Press report. CNBC has the details: The Congressional Budget Office has projected that the deficit for the full budget year, which ends on Sept. 30, will decline 4.6 percent to $559 billion. That would compare to a 2016 deficit of $585.6 billion. The CBO's deficit estimate is based on current law remaining unchanged. President Donald Trump has called for a program of tax cuts for individuals and businesses, and increased government spending in such areas as the military and repairing ...

VA trying to muscle out whistleblower

A Department of Veterans Affairs office in Memphis, Tennessee is trying to kick out a whistleblower who reported the office is welcoming back an employee who served time for drunken driving. The Daily Caller has the details: Management at the medical center sent whistleblower Sean Higgins a letter on May 15 in an attempt to remove him from the facility for a third time, according to a document obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation. He was fired once in 2008 and regained his job after successfully arguing discrimination. The second attempt came in August 2014, but a Merit Systems Protection Board reversed the VA’s action, giving him his ...

Illegal-immigration arrests climb nearly 40 percent under President Trump

Authorities from Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Wednesday that the number of illegal immigrants ICE has arrested since President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order instructing authorities to enforce federal immigration law has increased by 38 percent. The Washington Examiner has the details: ICE arrested more than 41,000 illegal immigrants between late January and the end of April, ICE said. During roughly the same period last year, ICE deportation officers arrested about 30,000 people. Acting ICE director Thomas Homan said in a statement that the arrests are the result of Trump's "commitment to enforce our immigration ...

Rep. Lamar Smith demanding DOJ prosecute Hillary Clinton’s private server team over stonewalling

Lawmakers are crying "Foul!" — and rightfully so — over the internet company Hillary Clinton hired to run her private, off-the-books email server, as the company has been giving congressional investigators the runaround for more than a year — something prompting leading lawmakers to take the case to President Trump's Justice Department for prosecution. The Washington Free Beacon has the details: Rep. Lamar Smith (R., Texas), chairman of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, has asked the DOJ to prosecute Platte River Networks CEO Treve Suazo for obstructing a congressional investigation into his company’s role in provid...

President Trump’s labor nominee clears latest confirmation hurdle

President Donald J. Trump's labor-secretary nominee Alexander Acosta made it over the latest hurdle in his confirmation battle and will likely face an up-or-down vote on the Senate floor later this week. The Washington Free Beacon has the story: The Senate voted 61-39 to advance Acosta to a vote expected for Friday. Acosta was confirmed easily to three prior positions in the federal government, including a brief stint at the National Labor Relations Board. His nomination for labor secretary has garnered more opposition from Democrats, as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) pledged to block President Donald Trump's cabinet appoint...

Former Justice Thomas clerk: President Trump’s Gorsuch appointment a ‘landmark’ accomplishment

Carrie Severino, former clerk to Justice Clarence Thomas and chief counsel for the Judicial Crisis Network, in her latest column for National Review says one of President Donald J. Trump’s biggest accomplishments during his first 100 days in the Oval Office is the appointment of now-Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Read the commentary below: Assessments of a president’s first hundred days are largely a meaningless metric invented by story-hungry media. But in this case, President Trump has been able to rack up such a significant accomplishment in this short time that we can already be confident it will be remembered as one of the ...

House Speaker Ryan: Republicans ‘close’ to Obamacare-repeal compromise

Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) this week says establishment Republicans and members of the House Freedom Caucus are one step closer to a deal on a new Obama-repeal bill. The Washington Examiner has the details: Lawmakers are "negotiating finishing touches" on a compromise, Ryan told the London think tank Policy Exchange during an overseas trip Wednesday. "We have a system that is in dire need of reform," Ryan said, referring to Obamacare. Since lawmakers adjourned for recess nearly two weeks ago, talks have been continuing among conservatives and centrists to let states opt out of some Obamacare insurer mandates. Conservatives ...

Vice President Pence: DeVos confirmation ‘a vote for every child having a chance at world-class education’

Betsy DeVos in an unprecedented vote was confirmed 51-50 today to serve as education secretary, with Vice President Mike Pence casting the tie-breaking vote – the first for a cabinet nominee – per his constitutional authority. “Today’s vote to confirm Education Secretary @BetsyDeVos was a vote for every child having a chance at a world-class education,” Vice President Pence tweeted this afternoon. Education Secretary-designate DeVos has long been a proponent of school choice, championing it in her home state of Michigan where four times she has been elected chairman of the Michigan Republican Party and serves as the chairman of The ...

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Texas restaurateur closing sports bars because of Obamacare, says mandate ‘makes no sense’

The owners of a Fort Worth, Texas sports bar are closing their doors after five years in business, citing the burden of complying with Obamacare regulations as the straw that broke the camel’s back. “If we were to stay in business, there was no way for us to have borne the weight of the oppressive penalties for failing to comply with the mandates of that legislature. Therefore, another establishment goes out of business. Over fifty people lose their jobs. Suppliers and vendors lose the revenue of our account,” reads a statement from owners Bill and Johnnie Katz posted to Facebook Monday. The so-called Affordable Care Act requires ...