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This gun-toting American woman has medaled at the last six consecutive Olympic games – so why haven’t we heard about her?

California native and women’s skeet-shooting bronze medalist Kim Rhode’s road to Rio was one marked by obstacles: a challenging pregnancy, surgery, the death of numerous friends. "What the Olympics represent is that journey,” Rhode told NBC. “Overcoming those bumps, the obstacles, the good, the bad.” To top it off, Rhode’s historic Olympic career – the longevity of which is rivaled by few other Olympians – hasn’t gotten the accolades it deserves. “Were she involved in any other Olympic sports, she would be seen as a wonderful spokesperson. She is a mother and a wife. She plays ‘Pokemon Go’ and Clash of Clans. She ...

Obama donor major investigator in IRS targeting scandal

Justice Department attorney and Obama campaign donor Barbara Bosserman spent more than 1,500 hours looking into the IRS officials who targeted Americans for their political beliefs, reveals documents obtained by conservative watchdog Judicial Watch via a Freedom of Information Request. LifeZette has the scoop: When Judicial Watch filed its Freedom of Information Act appeal in 2014, it sought to overturn a lower court’s ruling to keep the information sealed. When the Department of Justice failed to respond in a timely fashion to the request, Judicial Watch sued. In 2014, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa ...

Washington Examiner: 1,800 illegal-immigration cases per judge after case backlog surges above 500,000

There are a whopping 500,000 pending illegal-immigration cases that, divided between the 273 Justice Department immigration lawyers, amount to more than 1,800 cases per judge. The Washington Examiner has the details: The number has surged even as the administration has added a handful more judges. The current ratio is 1,819 cases per judge... But the sheer numbers have forced a huge delay. It currently takes nearly two years — 672 days — for a case to get to court. During that time, the illegals are allowed into the country and several reports show that they rarely make their court date. The Center for Immigration Studies said in ...

Obama administration opens investigation into questionable Clinton Foundation donations

Hillary Clinton’s record as secretary of state under President Obama is a dodgy one. As New York Times columnist David Brooks said in recent commentary, what legacy did she leave behind when serving at the State Department? An Obama-administration investigation into questionable donations made to the Clinton Foundation when she was secretary of state shows her time there potentially had nothing to do with public service but was self-serving. The Washington Examiner has the details: [Obama administration] officials are investigating the Clinton Foundation for alleged fraud after dozens of lawmakers asked the tax agency to open an inquiry. A ...

Illegal-immigrant households sucking the food-stamp program dry

Illegal immigrants who aren’t even eligible for federal food stamps are somehow syphoning resources from the program to the tune of billions of taxpayer dollars, according to officials at the Department of Agriculture. The Washington Examiner has the details: And rules guiding who can get food stamps favor households with illegal immigrants over all-U.S. citizen homes, according to the detailed report from the Center for Immigration Studies released Monday morning… "This looks very much like a billion-a-year problem, and all totally unnecessary," he wrote in the report titled, "An Aid Program that Routinely Discriminates in Favor of ...

Iowa farmer, former state rep: ‘[N]avigating the cumbersome tax code takes time away from our livelihood’

Former Iowa state representative and third-generation family farmer Annette Sweeney in a recent opinion piece says members of Congress need to join together and fix our unnecessarily intricate tax code. Lawmakers in Washington, D.C. have no excuse for not simplifying what should be a simple process, she says. The Des Moines Register has the details: I proudly represented the people of Iowa in the state Legislature for four years and I heard many complaints about our outdated tax system. Throughout the year, taxes are of major concern for Iowans; farmers file on March 1, individuals on April 15, and small business owners pay taxes every quarter. ...

Jenny Beth Martin: ‘I do not want, five years from now, to have my now-13-year-old daughter tell me she has just been drafted against her will’

Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin in her latest column lays out the real purpose behind the clause in the National Defense Authorization Act, passed this week by the Senate, that mandates 18-year-old women register for selective service in the event of a draft – and it has nothing to do with being more inclusive and curbing gender discrimination. The Washington Times has the commentary: I do not want, five years from now, to have my now-13-year-old daughter tell me she has just been drafted against her will, and forced by government mandate to put her life plans on hold for two years and make herself available for a combat unit ...

Rep. Sanford taking strides against New Balance earmark in defense amendment

Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) is sounding the cronyism alarm on an amendment inserted into the National Defense Authorization Act that requires the Defense Department purchase and supply recruits with sneakers made entirely in the U.S.  – a qualification only New Balance fulfills and that would effectively corner the market, driving up costs and injuries for our military men and women. “It's a good deal for the administration, the company, its lobbyists, and the members of Congress whose districts house the New Balance factories. It's not good for taxpayers (the New Balance shoes are $30 more expensive than shoes currently available at troop ...

Golden State moving toward giving Obamacare to illegal immigrants

Illegal immigrants already take advantage of public education and other benefits. Now some politicians in California are moving to grant illegal immigrants health-insurance benefits, too. U.S. News & World Report has the scoop: The bill, now before California Gov. Jerry Brown, aims to allow people who are in the country illegally to buy private health insurance on the state's exchange. Its author, Democratic state Sen. Ricardo Lara estimates that 390,000 such immigrants could receive health insurance, but officials who operate the exchange place that number closer to 50,000. The legislation is being considered not only at a time when ...

Feds: Illegal immigrants kidnapping children to increase chance of entering U.S.

A spokesperson for the Obama administration Tuesday during a federal appeals court said illegal immigrants are trying to increase their chances of entering the U.S. by snatching children and using them to pose as family units – one of the most alarming revelations yet on the immigration front. The Washington Times has the details: Leon Fresco, a deputy assistant attorney general who handles immigration cases, made the stunning claim as he defended the administration’s policy of detaining illegal immigrant parents and children caught traveling together as they jump the border. After a federal judge last year ordered the families quickly ...