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House Judiciary Committee set to grill IRS commissioner over targeting scandal

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen is scheduled to be in the hot seat Wednesday during a 10 a.m. House Judiciary Committee meeting – the third in a series of hearings to probe the Obama appointee about his role in covering up the systematic agency targeting of Americans for their political beliefs. “Commissioner Koskinen will be the sole witness before the committee. The House Judiciary Committee previously invited Commissioner Koskinen to testify in May regarding the allegations of misconduct but he declined to participate at that time,” reads a statement posted to the judiciary committee website. Commissioner Koskinen did not comply with a ...

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Report: Congress needs to close $10 billion gap in government spending

The government is spending so far past its budget limits that Congress is about to encounter a record gap. New projections show that the government is on track to spend $10 billion more next year to continue current government operations without changes, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The report means that Congress will have to make some serious cuts. The Daily Signal reported: With government spending authority set to expire Oct. 1, Congress was expected to pass a makeshift spending measure known as a continuing resolution. To avoid breaking the $1.07 trillion spending caps established in the budget agreement of October ...

FBI to release its report advising DOJ not charge Hillary Clinton in email scandal


Gov. Rick Perry just shared the reason why he’s joined “Dancing With The Stars” and it will melt your heart

Former Gov. Rick Perry (R-Texas) is already waltzing his way into the hearts of Americans nationwide after officially announcing on Twitter why he’s joined the latest season of ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars.” “I’m dedicated to helping #veterans however possible, and I’m going to use @DancingABC as a stage to do that. #DWTS,” Perry tweeted Tuesday morning. The former leader of the Lone Star State has a history of reaching out to and showing his appreciation for our military men and women, including in 2015 helping an Army green beret suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder after his six deployments cope with the loss of his ...

National debt to soar to 77 percent of U.S. gross domestic product by end of fiscal year

Spendthrifts in Washington, D.C. by the end of September will have sent our national debt soaring by three percentage points to 77 percent of gross domestic product, the greatest ratio of debt-to-GDP we’ve seen since 1950 when we were still paying down debt from World War II. The Washington Examiner has the scoop: The agency projected that the debt held by the public will rise 3 percentage points to 77 percent of U.S. gross domestic product by the end of fiscal year 2016 in September. Debt has not hit that ratio since 1950, when the government was still in the middle of paying down the debt it incurred paying for World War II. Over the ...

Homeland security expert: Citizenship screening lacks questions about potential terrorist ties

Recent analysis from homeland-security expert Mark Sauter shows U.S. vetting of immigrants seeking citizenship status isn’t as thorough as it should be when it comes to filtering those with ties to top terror groups. The Washington Examiner has the story: While State Department and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service branch of the Department of Homeland Security do ask if immigrants have been involved in terrorism, the most well-known of over a dozen terrorist groups aren't listed in applications, according to the analysis from homeland security expert Mark A. Sauter… Sauter, the author of Homeland Security, a McGraw-Hill textbook ...

Hillary Clinton lied, didn’t turn over all her emails, FBI finds

Officials at the Federal Bureau of Investigation discovered an additional 15,000 emails Hillary Clinton never turned over despite the former secretary of state’s insistence she had turned over every work-related email transmitted on her homebrew server when serving under President Obama. The Washington Times has the story: The Obama administration revealed the messages in a court hearing Monday. The 14,900 emails are just part of thousands the FBI has turned over, after it took control of Mrs. Clinton’s secret email server. The State Department said it will begin to process them and release them, though it could take months to put them ...

Big-Five health insurer Aetna abandoning majority of Obamacare business

Aetna – one of the five largest health-insurance companies in the nation – is cutting its losses and terminating its business in the majority of the counties in which it offers Obamacare coverage. Business Insider has the details: The firm said that after a review of its public-health-exchange business it determined that the nearly $300 million in pretax loss it was sustaining on an annual basis was not worth the business. In its new plan, it will offer healthcare options through the public exchanges in just 242 of the 778 counties where it now operates. These will be mainly in Delaware, Iowa, Nebraska, and Virginia...