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Kansas lawmakers endeavoring to push back against so-called sanctuary city trend

Kansas lawmakers are considering legislation that would set the state apart from the increasing number of states, cities and counties implementing so-called “sanctuary city” policies that prevent local law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration officials. ABC News has the scoop: The Kansas bills would ban sanctuary cities and withdraw state funding from cities with sanctuary policies. State legislators said the measures would protect citizens from incidents like the July killing of San Francisco woman Kathryn Steinle. The man charged in her death is a Mexican living in the country illegally who was released from jail even though ...

Editor: IRS ‘clearly run amok during the Obama administration’

U.S. News & World Report Contributing Editor Peter Roff this week criticizes the heavy-handed officials at President Obama’s IRS, including Commissioner John Koskinen who effectively looked the other way as documents ordered preserved for investigation into the agency’s slow-rolling of tax-exempt-status applications for conservative groups were destroyed. Roff also hammers IRS officials for apparently targeting American-based corporations who pay corporate taxes overseas to save money – even rewriting its own rulebook to allow private-sector lawyers clearance to read tax documents of U.S. corporations. U.S. News & World Report has ...

Report: President Obama misled Congress during debt-ceiling showdowns

A House Financial Services Committee report obtained by The Daily Caller reveals Federal Reserve Bank of New York officials ran exercises during multiple congressional debt-limit crises demonstrating the federal government could function over the course of a temporary government shutdown – contrary to what President Obama said as he was selling Congress on an increase to the debt ceiling. The Daily Caller has the inside story: The staff report, to be released Tuesday, charges that [Treasury Secretary Jack] Lew and other Obama administration officials deliberately misled Congress and the public during the federal budget and debt limit showdowns ...

Veterans Affairs labor contract favors hiring union bureaucrats over vets

The union contract for the Department of Veterans Affairs requires the agency “in all cases” give preference to union bureaucrats over veterans – this despite federal law that allows vets to apply for positions otherwise only open to current employees. The Daily Caller has the details: The Master Agreement between the VA and the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) states, “Prior to considering candidates from outside the bargaining unit, the department agrees to first consider internal candidates for selection … in all cases … first and full consideration shall be given to any best qualified candidates within the ...

5 Reasons Tea Party Patriots is enthusiastically ringing in the new year

There's a lot to celebrate here at Tea Party Patriots this New Years — so raise a glass with us as we look back on some of the highlights of 2015. 5. Jenny Beth Martin has a weekly column in The Washington Times Tea Party Patriots President and Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin launched her weekly column in The Washington Times with an inaugural post on the need to impeach President Obama's IRS Commissioner John Koskinen for hampering the congressional investigation into the IRS' targeting of Americans for their political beliefs. She’s also addressed the IRS push for more power through regulations, President Obama’s failed foreign policy ...

Homeland Security secretary bars immigration officials from monitoring visa applicants’ social-media profiles

Homeland Security Secretary bars immigration officials from monitoring visa applicants' social-media profiles DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson in 2014 decided against ending a U.S. policy that prohibits immigration officials from scouring the social-media accounts of non-citizens applying for visas for fear of a "civil liberties backlash” and “bad public relations.” ABC News reports: "During that time period immigration officials were not allowed to use or review social media as part of the screening process," John Cohen, a former acting under-secretary at DHS for intelligence and analysis. Cohen is now a national security consultant for ABC ...

Jenny Beth Martin: Firing DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson a “No-Brainer”

“We call on every Republican presidential candidate to publicly commit, during tonight’s debate in Las Vegas, that if elected they will reject this absurd policy and do everything in their power under the Constitution to ensure the safety and security of the people of the United States.” Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released a statement today reacting to news that DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson refused to stop a secret U.S. policy keeping immigration officials from reviewing the social media posts of visa applicants. “This is a no-brainer, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson must resign or President Obama ...

Conservative Rep. Huelskamp elected to influential GOP steering committee

After years of urging by Tea Party Patriots and other grassroots conservative activists, conservative champion Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) Thursday was elected to the House Steering Committee – a powerful subset of the House Republican Conference that determines who chairs what committees. The Washington Examiner has the scoop: Republicans elected Huelskamp to join the committee on Thursday, his office announced. He will fill one of six at-large positions on the committee, which helps decide who will serve as committee chairs. "With these changes to the influential Steering Committee, my colleagues have sent a strong message that they're ...

GOP leaders still sparring with Democrats over long-term spending package, preparing stopgap bill

House Republican leaders are endeavoring to avoid a government shutdown by creating a short-term spending bill that will go to a vote Friday, multiple sources say. The bill would keep the government funded until Republicans and Democrats can come to an agreement on a longer-term spending package. Politico has the details: GOP leaders are still wrestling with how long the new bill would fund the government for, but several aides on both sides of the aisle said it would extend spending authority until sometime from Dec. 16 to Dec. 18. The stopgap is necessary because Republicans and Democrats have not reached agreement on a long-term spending ...

UnitedHealthcare CEO says entering Obamacare a ‘bad decision’

UnitedHealthcare CEO Stephen Hemsley this week during an investors’ meeting in New York said getting involved in the Obamacare marketplace was a mistake as it’s resulted in multi-million-dollar losses. The Hill has the details: “It was for us a bad decision,” UnitedHealthcare CEO Stephen Hemsley said at an investors' meeting in New York, according to Bloomberg Business. UnitedHealth, the country’s largest insurer, announced last month that it would no longer advertise its ObamaCare plans over the next year and may pull out completely in 2016 — a move that sent shockwaves across the healthcare industry. Hemsley’s remarks double ...