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Jenny Beth’s Journal: Politicians in 2017 must ‘have the courage to stand’ by these four campaign promises

Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin in a recent column asks members of the new Congress and the new administration to have the chutzpah to follow through on the campaign promises that landed them in Washington, D.C. – specifically, repealing Obamacare; securing the border; reforming the tax code; and reforming trade policy. The Washington Times has the commentary: Republicans should show the same stubborn commitment to conservatism’s tried-and-true principles as the Democrats show to their misguided and unworkable principles. Patient-centered health care reform, a simplified tax code, immigration laws that respect the rule of ...

California lawmakers pushing waiver application that would allow illegal immigrants to purchase Obamacare

State lawmakers in California are scrambling to get approval on a waiver that would permit illegal immigrants in California to purchase Obamacare health insurance. The Washington Times has the story: California first made its request, known as a “1332 waiver,” earlier this year. But the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services sent the application back as incomplete in mid-November. [Democrat State Sen. Ricardo] Lara said they resubmitted their proposal last week and are hoping for a final expedited review before Mr. Trump, who has taken a harder stance on illegal immigrants, takes office. Authored by Sen. Ron Wyden, Oregon Democrat, ...

Pearl Harbor Survivor gets in shape for 75th-anniversary memorial

Pearl Harbor survivor Ray Chavez bulked up for his big day: the 75th anniversary of when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor – an act that unleashed a hornet’s nest and sparked U.S. entry into World War II. “I got very emotional that day. There were so many, many innocent people that were lost,” Chavez tells NBC News in a recent broadcast. The 104-year-old Navy veteran with help from a personal trainer gained 20 pounds of muscle in order to take the 6-hour flight from California to Hawaii. Asked if he’ll return for the 80th anniversary, Chavez says “If I can walk, I’ll go.” Tea Party Patriots today gives thanks today for the ...

Pentagon officials hid study that reveals $125 billion in wasteful spending

According to recently obtained confidential memos, Pentagon authorities buried an internal study that reveals $125 billion in “administrative waste” out of fear Congress would further cut defense spending. The Washington Post has the scoop: Pentagon leaders had requested the study to help make their enormous back-office bureaucracy more efficient and reinvest any savings in combat power. But after the project documented far more wasteful spending than expected, senior defense officials moved swiftly to kill it by discrediting and suppressing the results. The report, issued in January 2015, identified “a clear path” for the Defense ...

Iran-deal opponent U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo accepts Trump’s offer to head CIA

U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) Friday accepted President-elect Donald J. Trump’s request the West Point graduate head up the Central Intelligence Agency under the new administration, Reuters White House Correspondent Steve Holland tweeted this morning. Trump has offered position of CIA director to US Rep Mike Pompeo and Pompeo has accepted -transition official — Steve Holland (@steveholland1) November 18, 2016 Rep. Pompeo’s time in office, including his service on the Energy and Commerce and House Intelligence committees, has been marked by strong opposition to President Obama’s Iran nuclear deal as well as, according to his bio, ...

Legal expert thanks senators for ‘giving the American people a voice in filling the vacancy left by Justice Scalia’

Judicial Crisis Network Chief Counsel Carrie Severino today expressed her gratitude for those senators who refused to consider President Obama’s liberal Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland in the hopes of confirming a nominee more suited to fill Justice Antonin’s Scalia’s vacant seat on the bench. The Washington Examiner has the story: The power to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court was a major factor in 21 percent of voters' decisions on Election Day, and a majority of those voters, 57 percent to 40 percent, pulled the lever for Trump, according to an ABC News exit poll. Carrie Severino, the chief counsel and policy director for the ...

Washington Examiner: Women’s Obamacare insurance will be ‘essentially worthless’

Women in general have a greater need for health insurance by virtue of their sex and likelihood of requiring pregnancy-related care and therefore shell out more money for health care than men do – something Obamacare was supposed to fix. Female enrollees, however, have apparently fallen victim to Obamacare architects who didn’t work into their equation the percentage of men who – in lieu of higher premiums – forego health insurance altogether. The Washington Examiner has the details: Post the ACA, insurance is now gender neutral, meaning you can't charge a woman more than you would charge a man for the same coverage. Like most of Obamaca...

New York Post editorial: ‘Worst of Obamacare is yet to come’

As if a 25-percent-average increase to federal Obamacare insurance premiums in 39 states isn’t enough, a slew of other problems associated with the botched health-insurance law are bound to arise in the weeks and months ahead. The New York Post has the details: More, the law also pushed consolidation — penalizing doctors who stay in independent practice, rewarding hospitals that merge. All because the liberals who wrote the law saw such competition as destructive… Still ahead: Budget crises in the states that accepted temporary federal bribes to massively expand their Medicaid rolls. More premium hikes on the exchanges, as ever fewer ...

Arizona millennials on Obamacare ‘silver plan’ facing 116-percent increase to their premium

Young adults in Arizona who make between $30,000 and $40,000 a year are on the hook for a hefty chunk of a 116-percent-premium increase to their Obamacare insurance as they fail to qualify for a larger subsidy that would defray the price jump, according to a Health and Human Services report released Monday. CBS New York has the details: The Department of Health and Human Services revealed Monday that premiums for a midlevel benchmark plan will increase an average of 25 percent across the 39 states served by the federally run online market, and that about 1 in 5 consumers will have plans only from a single insurer to pick from, after major national ...

Utah representative calls on U.S. House to stop HHS from dipping into special taxpayer fund to bail out health insurers

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) is asking his colleagues in the House of Representatives to join him in filing a suit to make sure those at the Department of Health and Human Services don’t use a special legal-claims fund to bail out health-insurance companies who allegedly suffered losses because of Obamacare. The Washington Free Beacon has the story: Stewart wrote in a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) that the agency’s intention to settle with insurers by paying them from the a government fund used to make legal payments is a “brazen effort” to violate a section of the law that prohibits Congress from using appropriated funds to make ...