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Justice Thomas: Supreme Court refusal to tackle concealed-carry case ‘reflects a distressing trend’

Justice Clarence Thomas continues to pursue securing the Second Amendment right and says the decision to reject another call to decide whether Americans have a constitutional right to carry guns “reflects a distressing trend: the treatment of the Second Amendment as a disfavored right.” The Washington Times has the details: The justices on Monday left in place an appeals court ruling that upheld the San Diego sheriff’s strict limits on issuing permits for concealed weapons. The high court decided in 2008 that the Constitution guarantees the right to a gun, at least for self-defense at home. But the justices have refused repeated pleas ...

Speaker Ryan: Anthem Obamacare withdrawal in Wisc., Indiana forcing people to ‘scramble’ to find new plans, 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 ...

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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 ...

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Many rally around House, Senate Republicans in wake of violent attack during congressional baseball practice

Dozens of leaders have taken to Twitter to condemn the shooting that left numerous members of Congress and Capitol Hill police injured Wednesday after a sniper opened fire on a Republican congressional baseball practice in the Del Rey neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia, right outside D.C. Here’s what people are saying: https://twitter.com/FLOTUS/status/874981682952142848 https://twitter.com/thehill/status/874973978091302912 https://twitter.com/TimAlberta/status/874987034573774848 https://twitter.com/SteveForbesCEO/status/874990222454513664 https://twitter.com/RepSwalwell/status/875012542023782400 https://twitter....

JOIN US: Wear red Wednesday to wish President Trump many happy returns!

Tea Party Patriots staff and grassroots activists from across the nation Wednesday will show their pride in the red, white and blue and in their commander in chief, President Donald J. Trump, by wearing read for the business mogul’s 71st birthday. Will you join us in wearing red to show support for the president and his blueprint for a freer, safer and more prosperous America? “The media, the intolerant left and the Washington establishment are doing everything they can to undermine the president and the agenda that the American people voted for. In a show of solidarity, let’s stand up to support the president on his birthday,” reads ...

Sen. Mike Lee: Trump ‘very consistent in saying that Obamacare is bad for the American people’

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) says President Donald J. Trump is faithful in expressing his displeasure with Obamacare and in his efforts to see the disastrous health-insurance law is repealed, as the government isn't meant to regulate Americans’ healthcare decisions. PoliZette has the inside scoop: Urging his colleagues to “do what we actually said we would do,” the Utah senator praised President Donald Trump for being “very consistent in saying that Obamacare is bad for the American people” and pushing for repeal and replace. “They deserve better. We’ve got to get rid of it. We have to actually do that now,” Lee said, adding that the ...

President Trump: Obamacare is a ‘democratic catastrophe’

  President Trump tore into Obamacare Tuesday after a report revealed health-insurance premiums in Alaska have increased by as much as 200 percent, adding his intent on making sure the disastrous law is addressed by summer. Fox News has the inside scoop: “If Congress doesn't act to save Americans from this Democrat-inflicted catastrophe, next year is going to get worse,” said Trump, who praised Ryan for getting the GOP-led House last month to pass its ObamaCare overhaul package. “It was a long and difficult negotiation, but it gives a great concept to Mitch,” the president said. “The Senate, I’m sure, will follow soon, get a ...