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Anthem’s decision to not participate in Obamacare exchanges for IN and WI next year will leave residents ‘scrambling to find new plans and new doctors’

Anthem announced yesterday that it would be leaving the Obamacare exchanges for Indiana and Wisconsin in 2018. The health insurance plan provider will still provide plans off the exchange for a select few counties in both states; however, purchasers will not be able to use tax subsidies for their coverages. The Washington Examiner has the full story: Anthem said in a statement it made its decision because "the individual market remains volatile." It blamed uncertainty ahead over whether it would receive insurance payments from the federal government, as well as whether the government would enforce the Obamacare law that requires people to have ...

DHS rescinds DAPA policy that would have shielded illegal-immigrant parents whose children are lawful residents

The Department of Homeland Security this week rescinded DAPA, an Obama-era immigration policy that – if it weren’t in limbo per a Supreme Court stay on a lower-court injunction – would have authorized three-year work permits for the illegal-immigrant parents of children who are lawful U.S. residents. The Washington Examiner has the details: DHS Secretary John Kelly signed a memo on Thursday directing his employees not to carry out an instruction his predecessor, Jeh Johnson, had put in writing in November 2014 that sought to extend a 2012 program aimed at the illegal immigrant community. Kelly made the decision to revoke the policy ...

Jenny Beth’s Journal: American “comedians” stooping to ‘new depths of incivility’

The political rhetoric that permeates American late-night “comedy” has reached a new low, as liberal pundits attack their political opponents using the same – and worse! – vulgarities those same liberal pundits use as ammunition to condemn their opponents. Basically, if you’re a liberal attacking conservatives, anything goes in today’s society; that needs to change, Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin says in her latest opinion piece. The Washington Times has the commentary: Concurrent with the decline of creativity among elite artists has been the dramatic decline of civility – and in its place, crassness and crudeness ...

CBO estimates budget deficit will decline 4.6 percent compared to last year

The 2017 U.S. budget deficit – if it remains unchanged through Sept. 30 – will decrease compared to the 2016 budget deficit, according to a recent Associated Press report. CNBC has the details: The Congressional Budget Office has projected that the deficit for the full budget year, which ends on Sept. 30, will decline 4.6 percent to $559 billion. That would compare to a 2016 deficit of $585.6 billion. The CBO's deficit estimate is based on current law remaining unchanged. President Donald Trump has called for a program of tax cuts for individuals and businesses, and increased government spending in such areas as the military and repairing ...

Social Security Administration Spends Astounding $32 Million in Taxpayer Funds on Conferences

The Social Security Administration spent an astounding $32 million of taxpayer money on conferences, according to an audit compiled by the agency’s own Office of the Inspector General. The Washington Free Beacon reports that the Social Security Administration spent in excess of $100,000 on more than 300 conferences to cover expenses like travel, lodging, and meals. The Free Beacon points out that the agency spent large sums on “guest speakers” as well: "On average, in [fiscal years] 2013 through 2016, SSA spent $742 per attendee on conferences," the inspector general said…"Conferences with guest speaker expenses ranged from $2,500 to about ...

Here is a brilliant tribute to our military men and women this Memorial Day

Volunteers at the University of Phoenix this week in honor of Memorial Day created a stunning tribute to our military servicemen and women past and present, reports Fox 10. The display – made up of 50,000 American flags – pays homage to active-duty military personnel; veterans; and their families, according to the Fox 10 report. Not a day goes by where we don’t reap the rewards of the sacrifices made by so many brave men and women. May we never forget the price of freedom. WATCH:

Tea Party Patriots Asks Intel Committees to Investigate Illegal Leaks

March 23, 2017 Chairman Burr, Vice Chairman Warner, Rep. Conaway and Ranking Member Schiff: I write as president of an organization with over 2 million supporters nationwide, an organization that has directly felt the heavy hand of persecution by the very government we support with our taxes. With respect, our question to you with regard to the investigation into alleged Russian interference and meddling in the last presidential election – on behalf of all law-abiding Americans – is what happened to the emphasis and focus on a) the illegal release of classified information to the news media, and b) the unmasking of law-abiding American ...

TPP requests intel committees investigate illegal leaks

March 23, 2017 Chairman Burr, Vice Chairman Warner, Rep. Conaway and Ranking Member Schiff: I write as president of an organization with over 2 million supporters nationwide, an organization that has directly felt the heavy hand of persecution by the very government we support with our taxes. With respect, our question to you with regard to the investigation into alleged Russian interference and meddling in the last presidential election – on behalf of all law-abiding Americans – is what happened to the emphasis and focus on a) the illegal release of classified information to the news media, and b) the unmasking of law-abiding American ...

Illegal-immigration arrests climb nearly 40 percent under President Trump

Authorities from Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Wednesday that the number of illegal immigrants ICE has arrested since President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order instructing authorities to enforce federal immigration law has increased by 38 percent. The Washington Examiner has the details: ICE arrested more than 41,000 illegal immigrants between late January and the end of April, ICE said. During roughly the same period last year, ICE deportation officers arrested about 30,000 people. Acting ICE director Thomas Homan said in a statement that the arrests are the result of Trump's "commitment to enforce our immigration ...

Inflation down in April

Americans were hit hard in the economic downturn and, while nothing can fully make up for the financial blows sustained then, it’s a small consolation for American families that their dollar stretched a little farther in the month of April, as the rising costs of consumer goods slowed slightly. The Washington Examiner has the story: Inflation slowed to a 2.2 percent annual rate in April, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday in a release of the Consumer Price Index that suggested that inflationary pressures have eased off in recent months. Inflation was even lower than forecasters' expectations, which it to slow for a second straight ...