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Homeland security expert: Citizenship screening lacks questions about potential terrorist ties

Recent analysis from homeland-security expert Mark Sauter shows U.S. vetting of immigrants seeking citizenship status isn’t as thorough as it should be when it comes to filtering those with ties to top terror groups. The Washington Examiner has the story: While State Department and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service branch of the Department of Homeland Security do ask if immigrants have been involved in terrorism, the most well-known of over a dozen terrorist groups aren't listed in applications, according to the analysis from homeland security expert Mark A. Sauter… Sauter, the author of Homeland Security, a McGraw-Hill textbook ...

Buchanan: National bankruptcy among ‘existential threats to the republic’

The severity of our national debt – which stands at $19.4 trillion – is being largely ignored by Congress and the media. That has to change. Otherwise, we’re headed off a cliff… The New Hampshire Union Leader has Pat Buchanan’s latest commentary on the issue:   On Sept. 30, the end of fiscal year 2016, the national debt is projected to reach $19.3 trillion. With spending on the four biggest budget items — Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, defense — rising, and GDP growing at 1 percent, future deficits will exceed this year’s projected $600 billion. National bankruptcy, then, is among the existential threats to the ...

This Virginia teen just won gold in Rio – watch her gush about her right to bear arms

The quintessential girl-next-door, 19-year-old Olympic gold medalist in the 10-meter air-rifle competition Ginny Thrasher over the weekend made her television debut to express the thrill of winning an Olympic championship Saturday. “After I finished shooting, I didn’t have a lot going through my mind other than overwhelming happiness. I was swarmed by my friends and family and a lot of media. After I took the lead in the final, I knew that I was in contention for a medal but, for me, I had to refocus on what would get me to that outcome,” says Thrasher. Her enthusiasm for the sport is apparent, as she wears a smile the duration of the ...

Aetna reports financial difficulties, says its rethinking Obamacare participation

Representatives from major health insurer Aetna this week announced the company is rethinking its involvement in Obamacare due to financial woes – no doubt to the chagrin of Obama-administration officials. The Washington Examiner has the story: Aetna said Tuesday it will not expand in Obamacare markets next year and is "undertaking a complete evaluation of future participation in our current 15-state footprint." The reason is due to "significant structural challenges facing the public exchanges," Aetna said in an earnings release Tuesday. Aetna is the latest insurer to reveal financial headaches with Obamacare. Humana announced that it would ...

Yes, Obamacare increased healthcare premiums substantially

Outrage against Obamacare isn’t just a conservative talking point—it’s the natural response when big government sticks it to the little guy. Overwhelming evidence from scholars shows that the Affordable Care Act “significantly increased premiums.” Two Brookings Institution researchers attempted to show through analysis that the ACA had caused average premiums in the individual market to drop; however, Loren Adler and Paul Ginsburg left out some important points. A Forbes contributor reported: Economists at the University of Pennsylvania, also using actual pre-ACA individual market data, estimated that the total expected price of ...

Bureau of Labor Statistics: Unemployed more likely to shop for non-essentials than job search

  The Bureau of Labor Statistics released data that shows unemployed Americans on an average day are more likely to shop for things than look for employment opportunities. The Washington Free Beacon has the details: Only 18 percent of unemployed Americans spent time searching or interviewing for a job on an average day, while 41.1 percent shopped online, in store, or by phone. About one in five unemployed Americans, or 21.2 percent, went shopping for items other than food and gas… “The fact that unemployed people choose leisure over job hunting suggests the ongoing economic malaise has discouraged them from even looking for a job, ...

Economic-policy expert: Financial crisis inevitable the longer Congress waits to address entitlement spending

So-called “autopilot” congressional spending – e.g., spending that Congress isn’t allowed to take its red pen to and eliminate from the budget, like food stamps, Medicare, Medicaid, social security – will soon become the bulk of the federal budget, leaving little room for discretionary spending like national defense. The Daily Signal has the scoop: Autopilot spending is growing at an alarming rate and will consume more than 75 percent of the entire federal budget by 2020. As the autopilot portion of the budget grows, the budget becomes less responsive to current needs and crowds out spending on critical national priorities like defense...

Study: These social-security benefits are going to run dry in two decades

It’s no surprise social security is in trouble but the severity of the situation can’t be stressed enough: The well that is social security benefits – specifically, old-age, survivors’ and social-security disability insurance benefits – is going to run dry within two decades if Congress doesn’t step in and take action. The Daily Signal has the story: Social Security’s programs are in deep trouble. According to the just-released 2016 report of the Board of Trustees for the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Federal Disability Insurance Trust Funds, both programs’ trust funds will be depleted in the near future—old-age and ...

Supreme Court divide over Obama’s executive-amnesty program deals righteous blow to presidential overreach

The Supreme Court Thursday after a tie decision over whether President Obama has the authority to grant work permits to 5 million illegal immigrants has to defer to a lower-court ruling that says — decisively —the president does not have the legal right to wave a magic wand and allow illegal immigrants to stay in the U.S. Fox News has the inside story: The justices' one-sentence opinion on Thursday marks a major setback for the administration, effectively killing the plan for the duration of Obama's presidency. The judgment could have significant political and legal consequences in a presidential election year highlighted by competing ...

Tea Party Patriots Pleased and Grateful to the House Judiciary Committee for Holding a Second Hearing into Misconduct of IRS Commissioner and Call for a Vote of Impeachment

ATLANTA, Ga – Tea Party Patriots CEO and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today after the House Judiciary Committee adjourned its second hearing into the misconduct of IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.   “We are pleased and grateful that the House Judiciary Committee today held a second hearing into the misconduct of IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. It is beyond clear that the Obama Administration has no interest in holding Commissioner Koskinen accountable for lying to Congress under oath and failing to comply with a subpoena, so the House is the only chance Americans have for accountability. Under President ...