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Tea Party Patriots reacts to the passing of Justice Scalia

Atlanta, Ga - Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement in reaction to the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. “Our deepest condolences to the family of Justice Antonin Scalia. I had the opportunity to meet him and hear him give a speech just a few years ago. Justice Scalia’s knowledge of and love for our Constitution were beyond measure. His dedication to the original text of the Constitution inspired millions of Americans and cemented his status as one of our greatest ever Supreme Court Justices. It is critical that the next Supreme Court Justice has the same judicial philoso...

Kansas lawmakers endeavoring to push back against so-called sanctuary city trend

Kansas lawmakers are considering legislation that would set the state apart from the increasing number of states, cities and counties implementing so-called “sanctuary city” policies that prevent local law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration officials. ABC News has the scoop: The Kansas bills would ban sanctuary cities and withdraw state funding from cities with sanctuary policies. State legislators said the measures would protect citizens from incidents like the July killing of San Francisco woman Kathryn Steinle. The man charged in her death is a Mexican living in the country illegally who was released from jail even though ...

Veteran dies of cancer that went undetected by VA doctors for a year

Disabled Army veteran Barry Coates, who became one of the many faces of the Veterans Affairs wait-list scandal, died of cancer Jan. 23 — less than two years after testifying before a House committee to the “gross negligence” he suffered at the hands of the VA. Military.com has the story: Coates, only 46 when he died on Jan. 23, became the face of the Veterans Affairs Department wait-time scandal — in which patients whose appointments were put off by a system unable to handle the volume of men and women needing its services. "It is likely too late for me," he told the House Veterans Affairs Committee during an April 9, 2014 hearing. "The ...

Columnist: ‘Skeptical’ President Obama’s Justice Department will indict Hillary over email scandal

New York Post columnist and Fox News contributor Michael Goodwin in a column this week expressed doubt Hillary Clinton will be forced to answer for sending and receiving confidential emails via a private server when she was secretary of state. Read a portion of Mr. Goodwin’s column below: Color me skeptical that she will face criminal charges, especially after President Obama’s kind words for her. His praise of Clinton’s experience in an interview, twinned with his comparison of Bernie Sanders as a “bright, shiny object,” were widely interpreted as a Clinton endorsement. Correctly so, but there’s more to it. Obama wouldn’t be ...

CBO: Obamacare-enrollment projections down 40 percent in 2016

A mere 13 million Americans are expected to enroll in Obamacare this year – a dramatic decrease compared to earlier projections, the Congressional Budget Office said Monday. The Hill has the details: The figure, which was included in an expansive budget report, is a decline of about 40 percent from last year’s enrollment prediction of about 20 million people. The latest projections confirm the Obama administration’s previous assessment that fewer people are signing up as the marketplace closes in on its third enrollment season — the final one under President Obama. The new report also underscores the challenges facing the incoming ...

Inspector General: Clinton’s private-server emails contained intel beyond “top secret”

Emails uncovered from Hillary Clinton’s unsecured, private server used to conduct official state business contained intelligence beyond “top secret,” says an unclassified letter from a top inspector general. Fox News has the exclusive: Fox News exclusively obtained the unclassified letter, sent Jan. 14 from Intelligence Community Inspector General I. Charles McCullough III. It laid out the findings of a recent comprehensive review by intelligence agencies that identified "several dozen" additional classified emails -- including specific intelligence known as "special access programs" (SAP). That indicates a level of classification beyond ...

House Budget Committee Chairman: Medicaid, Social Security should be subject to reviews the way discretionary spending is

House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price says the process of reaching consensus every year on the federal budget needs to be overhauled and that includes opening up mandatory spending to more scrutiny and possibly even the chopping block. McClatchyDC has the story: Part of the problem, Price said, is that non-defense mandatory spending for programs such as Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security – which were one-third of the federal budget just 40 years ago – now account for more than 60 percent and will one day reach 75 percent. “The slice of the pie that we control on the discretionary side, the appropriation process, gets smaller and ...

Veterans Affairs labor contract favors hiring union bureaucrats over vets

The union contract for the Department of Veterans Affairs requires the agency “in all cases” give preference to union bureaucrats over veterans – this despite federal law that allows vets to apply for positions otherwise only open to current employees. The Daily Caller has the details: The Master Agreement between the VA and the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) states, “Prior to considering candidates from outside the bargaining unit, the department agrees to first consider internal candidates for selection … in all cases … first and full consideration shall be given to any best qualified candidates within the ...

CBO: Medicaid, Social Security expected to balloon budget deficit over next decade

The Congressional Budget Office predicts the budget deficit will continue to grow over the next 10 years as the elderly retire and seek more medical care. Meanwhile, budget expenditures this year already exceed expenditures from this time last year. ABC News has the details: Economists at JPMorgan Chase are predicting that the deficit for this budget year will total $425 billion. The Congressional Budget Office, which will update its forecast later this month, had predicted in August that the deficit this year would shrink even more to $414 billion but then begin rising for the rest of the decade and will top $1 trillion again by 2025. The ...

IRS backs off proposed regulation to collect charitable donors’ social security numbers

The Internal Revenue Service, after receiving tens of thousands of comments from concerned citizens, decided against implementing a proposed rule that would have authorized the agency to collect the social security numbers of donors who give $250 or more annually to a nonprofit charitable organization. The Hill has the inside story: “The Treasury Department and the IRS received a substantial number of public comments in response to the notice of proposed rulemaking,” the agency wrote Thursday morning in the Federal Register. “Many of these public comments questioned the need for donee reporting, and many comments expressed significant ...