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Poll: Basic freedoms important to most gun owners

A new poll released by the Pew Research Center shows that gun owners – more so than those who don’t own guns – believe constitutional rights are essential to preserve freedom. The Washington Free Beacon has the full story: The Pew Research Center's report on guns in America found that 94 percent of gun owners believe freedom of speech is essential to freedom compared with 92 percent of those who do not own a gun. Ninety-two percent of gun owners believe the right to vote is essential compared with 89 percent of non-owners. Eighty-nine percent of gun owners believe the right to privacy is essential compared with 86 percent of non-owners. ...

Rep. Jeff Denham: Integrating VA, DOD electronic health records system ‘paramount’ to fixing care gap

Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) says the Trump administration decision to integrate the Department of Veterans Affairs electronic health records system with the same system used by the Department of Defense is exactly the kind of update that is overdue and a move that will help fulfill our commitment to ‘accessible, timely and quality healthcare’ for our veterans. The Washington Examiner has the commentary:   The decision to integrate systems between the two agencies will not only ensure expediency in transferring and updating records as soon as possible, but it will also ease the transition for those retiring from active duty. Having ...

Tea Party Patriots: Time for Washington to Move On and Focus on President Trump’s Agenda

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, reacting to former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. “After weeks of hype and smears by critics of the President, Mr. Comey failed to provide any evidence of ‘collusion’ between the Trump campaign and Russia or that there was any attempt to obstruct his investigation. In fact, Mr. Comey validated President Trump’s statement that he was told on three separate occasions he wasn’t a target of the investigation. After months of illegal leaks and innuendo, even Senator Mark Warner, ...

President Trump: VA health-records modernization ‘one of the biggest wins for our veterans’

President Donald J. Trump heralded Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin’s announcement Monday the VA is revamping its health-records system calling the change “one of the biggest wins for our veterans in decades.” The Washington Examiner has the story: "Of course there's still much work to do, but for today's action shows that determined leadership and what it can accomplish — great, great reform," Trump said. VA Secretary David Shulkin announced Monday morning that the VA would be adopting the same electronic health records system as the Department of Defense, a move that follows calls for the VA to modernize its IT ...

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 ...

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:

Illegal border crossings down more than 75 percent

Illegal immigration along the southwest border has dropped dramatically since President Donald J. Trump was sworn in, plunging a whopping 76 percent. The Washington Times has the story: Overall apprehensions by the Border Patrol dropped to just 11,129 in April, according to numbers released Tuesday, marking the lowest monthly total for any month in decades. The number of unaccompanied illegal immigrant children nabbed at the border dropped below 1,000 — a level not seen since before the surge that bedeviled President Obama during most of his second term. Even before a foot of Mr. Trump’s planned border wall is built or any more agents ...

DHS fails to arrest more than 99 percent of men, women who overstay visa

Authorities at the Department of Homeland Security don’t catch more than 99 percent of those in the U.S. who overstay their visa, according to a new inspector-general report. The Washington Examiner has the story: The Office of Inspector General at DHS estimated in its report that there were 527,127 nonimmigrant visa overstays in 2015. Of those, officers and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents only arrested 3,402 — or only one for every 150 cases. The inspector general added that there is a backlog of 1.2 million expired visa cases. According to the IG, one problem is that the agency's technology used to "identify nonimmigrant ...

Tea Party Patriots Applauds House Freedom Caucus, President Trump & Vice President Pence for Negotiating Forward Movement Toward Obamacare Repeal

Tea Party Group Calls on Senate to Keep McConnell’s Promise to Repeal Obamacare ‘Root and Branch’ Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots President and co-founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, reacting to the House of Representatives’ vote to pass an amended version of the American Health Care Act. “During the 2016 campaign, Republicans from President Trump to Speaker Paul Ryan to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the caucuses they lead in Congress made a promise that virtually all Republicans have been making since 2010: To repeal Obamacare and replace it with a system that restores health care freedom, ...

Report: More than 345 VA employees draw federal salary even when they’re not working for the fed

About 346 Department of Veterans Affairs employees spend their working hours not in service to the federal government but in service to their union — all this while still receiving a federal salary — a widespread practice known as "official time," according to a new report. The Washington Examiner has the story: That's according to a report by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office. But exactly what those VA workers are doing and why so many are doing it is not clear. The VA doesn't track that, and the GAO report offers no clue. Rep. Jody Arrington, R-Texas, a member of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee, thinks the ...