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Jenny Beth’s Journal: President Trump could ‘go down as one of the greats’ if he rallies Congress around entitlement reform

President Donald J. Trump recognized on the campaign trail that spending beyond our means is a problem and he appears to be coming around to the idea that we will never rein in our national debt unless we address non-discretionary spending like social security and Medicare. The Washington Times has the commentary: Despite campaign rhetoric indicating his opposition to such efforts, recent signs indicate a growing recognition on his part that such spending reforms would be not only good, but also necessary. If he can find a way to use his legendary deal-making skills to bring polarized political elites together to fashion a long-term reform of our ...

President Trump says Americans will be ‘impressed by’ forthcoming healthcare-reform plan

President Donald J. Trump during a budget meeting at the White House earlier this week said his staff is preparing to release its healthcare-reform plan in the coming weeks and that Americans won’t be disappointed with what his team has in the works. The Washington Examiner has the details: Trump told reporters before the closed-door budget discussions that the White House would release its highly-anticipated healthcare reform plan by "maybe mid to early March." "We'll be submitting something that I think people will be very impressed by," Trump said. The president promised to cut spending across the federal government, referring to ...

New VA secretary says he will ‘deal with’ troublesome employees

Former Veterans Affairs Undersecretary Dr. David J. Shulkin last week was the first of President Donald J. Trump’s cabinet nominees to receive unanimous confirmation – he will head Veterans Affairs and says he will “deal with” those in the department who underperform, a point on which he apparently clashed with former VA Secretary Bob McDonald. The Military Times has the story: “When you have one or two or three people who really aren’t doing their job, they bring everybody down,” he said during an appearance with Fox News host Pete Hegseth, taped Sunday. “And so the very best thing I know from my private sector experience is ...

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Important Notes Special Facebook Live event today at 4pm EST to discuss the repeal of ObamaCare with Michael Cannon, Dean Clancy, Bill Pascoe, and Jenny Beth Martin. Be sure to like and follow us on Facebook so you’ll get the notification when the broadcast begins. More information on how to join us is listed below. Sign up to host a house party on February 27th! Add your event to our events map (rally, sign waving, local group meeting)! Let us know of a Congressman or Senator’s town hall or mobile office hours! You know what I’ll never forget? I will never forget that first phone call in 2009, with a few dozen ...

Texas sheriff at expense of constituent safety narrows list of reasons to honor ICE detainer

The Lone Star State’s Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez trimmed the list of criminal offenses Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials give as justification to detain illegal immigrants, instructing her deputies to honor only a handful of the listed offenses and thereby excluding from detention an illegal immigrant accused of sexually abusing a young girl. The Daily Signal has the details: The sheriff’s new policy stipulated that only four exempted crimes—murder, capital murder, aggravated sexual assault, and human trafficking—would be grounds for her department to honor an ICE detainer. Unfortunately for the alleged victim of ...

Congressional Town Hall Guide

Republican Members of Congress are starting to seem squishy on actually repealing Obamacare. Left-wing activists are organizing and showing up to town hall meetings in numbers to try to intimate these Members of Congress into caving on full repeal of Obamacare. We have fought too long and too hard to repeal this law and we cannot give up now. Show up to a town hall or mobile office event? CONFIRM Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court (for Senators only) REPEAL Obamacare SECURE our Borders BALANCE the budget within five years This brief guide provides ideas for how to plan and organize and effective town hall meeting in your ...

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Trump: ‘Lowering the overall tax burden on American businesses’ is ‘coming along very well’

President Donald J. Trump this week said there is a tax-reform plan in the works that aims to alleviate some of the weight pressing on American businessmen and women. The Washington Examiner has the details: "Lowering the overall tax burden on American businesses big-league, that's coming along very well. We're way ahead of schedule, I believe," Trump said in a meeting with airline industry executives Thursday morning at the White House. "And we're going to be announcing something, I would say, over the next two or three weeks that will be phenomenal, in terms of tax," the president said… Congressional Republicans have declined to set a ...

WATCH: Liberal hecklers treat Education Secretary Betsy DeVos like she’s sub-human

Liberal activists are making newly appointed Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ life a living nightmare, as many have publically berated her and physically impeded her path following her confirmation and subsequent swearing-in ceremony simply because she believes in empowering parents to chart their children’s educational future. Ms. DeVos in her opening statement at the outset of her confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Jan. 17 said she will be a “strong advocate for great public schools” but will also support parents who don’t believe a school meets their child’s particular needs. ...

Wife of wounded warrior meets with President Trump, proposes ‘real solutions’ for VA

Tiffany Smiley, wife of an injured Iraq-war veteran, Tuesday met with President Donald J. Trump to share her and her husband’s experience navigating Veterans Affairs and to give her own suggestions on ways to improve the floundering department. “Today I had the absolute honor of sharing our story with President Donald J. Trump. I was able to explain the difficult journey we had with the VA and propose practical and real solutions to bring change to the broken VA system,” Ms. Smiley says in a recent Facebook post. West Point graduate and Army Ranger Lt. Scotty Smiley – “the Army’s first blind active-duty officer, according to Milita...