3688 results for search: NE


Johnson credits Trump’s rhetoric for decline in illegal immigrants crossing border

Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Thursday that the decreasing number of illegal immigrants crossing the southwestern U.S. border is partly due to President Trump’s rhetoric. The Washington Examiner has the story: While working for former President Barack Obama, Johnson and other officials worked for years to reduce illegal immigration after the 2014 border crisis that saw thousands of unaccompanied children try to enter the country. Illegal immigration fell in 2015 after the Obama administration worked closely with Central American countries in an effort to get their help in reducing the flow of people, but it rose again in ...

Lewandowski: President Trump’s tax reform plan will have three big components

Corey Lewandowski, a political commentator and former campaign manager for Trump in 2016, expects Trump’s tax reform plan will have three parts. He expects that the plan will lead to less cash flowing overseas, tax deductions for middle-class families and a more simplified tax code. The Hill has the scoop: "You will see the repatriation of money coming back from overseas, which is going to be a huge boost to the economy. You will see the increase in deductions from middle-class and working families so they have more deductions. And you will see the simplifying of the tax burden, the tax code," he added. Lewandowski pointed to how Trump will ...

American Made Coalition members would be ‘disappointed if Washington squanders once-in-a-generation opportunity by abandoning real reform’

A group of large U.S. companies urged the Senate Finance Committee to push comprehensive tax reform this year instead of enacting a temporary rate cut or other half-measures that fail to fix the broken pieces in our tax reform. The Washington Times has the details: At the same time, a group of large U.S. companies ranging from Boeing to Johnson & Johnson urged the Senate Finance Committee Monday to take up comprehensive tax reform this year. “Our coalition members would be disappointed if Washington squanders this once-in-a-generation opportunity by abandoning real reform to instead enact a temporary rate cut or some other half-measure ...

Head of National Border Patrol Council: ‘There’s an energy in the Border Patrol that’s never been there before’

Brandon Judd, the head of the National Border Patrol Council, praised President Trump for actually enforcing the law – something that wasn’t seen in the last eight years. The Washington Times has the commentary: “There’s a vibe, there’s an energy in the Border Patrol that’s never been there before,” Mr. Judd told host Steve Doocy. “In the 20 years I’ve been in the patrol, we haven’t seen this type of energy, and we’re excited because we signed up to do a job and this president is allowing us to do that job. “The president has done a great job of actually enforcing the law — something we didn’t see in the last eight ...

Conservative leaders have signed memo outlining ‘wish list’ for Senate healthcare bill

Conservatives on the Conservative Action Project this week outlined what they want the healthcare bill to look like in order to gain Republican support on the Senate bill that has stirred up controversy this summer. Their memo states that, in order to garner their support, the bill must address four principles: consumer choice, Medicaid flexibility, market reforms and reining in long-term Medicaid growth. The Washington Examiner reports: "As the Senate considers new options to replace Obamacare, it is critical that any bill includes solutions that give consumers more choice, create real flexibility for Medicaid, bring more free market principles ...

Are you living in one of the 5 most awfully managed states in the U.S?

The Mercatus Center ranked the five worst fiscally managed states in America and the five best fiscally managed states, taking into account not just states’ ability to pay short-term bills but also their ability to make long-run spending commitments; their underfunded pensions and healthcare plans; whether the states would be able to provide new services if needed; and whether a state is already overtaxed and overstretched. The Washington Examiner has the lineup: New Jersey and Illinois unsurprisingly are the two states with the worst finances, according to a new ranking published by the Mercatus Center, a libertarian think tank at George Mason ...

Justice Gorsuch finishing his first term on Supreme Court gives preview of how the nine-justice court will develop

After two months of serving on the court, Justice Neil Gorsuch is already proving himself to be the type of jurist the Supreme Court needs and the one that was promised by President Donald J. Trump. The Washington Examiner has the full story: Leah Litman, a University of California, Irvine law professor and former law clerk to Justice Anthony Kennedy, said Gorsuch is exactly as the president billed him: "a firm adherent to originalism and textualism." "I think he's competent. I think he is assertive," Litman told the Washington Examiner. "He is likely to stake out his own position when he has them, which is as he has shown to be frequently, ...

Second Amendment expert: Cultural ‘divide’ over guns ‘created by media … hostile to gun ownership’

A recent Pew survey found that – although fifty-two percent of adults favor stricter gun-control laws – that statistic doesn’t necessarily ring true at the ballot box, says Second Amendment expert Alan Gottlieb. The Washington Times has the details: In addition to the political implications tied to the issue, the Pew survey also revealed deep cultural divides on guns. About half of gun owners said all or most of their friends also own guns, compared to just 1-in-10 non-gun owners who said the same. “This divide has been created by media and politicians who are hostile to gun ownership who use terms like gun violence epidemic when in ...

New House spending bill includes provisions creating more congressional oversight of financial regulatory agencies

This week, the House Appropriations Committee introduced spending legislation with provisions that would add restrictions for financial regulatory agencies and cut IRS spending by $149 million. If enacted, the bill would give Congress total control over the federal government’s financial regulatory system and prevent those agencies from creating rules in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Additionally, the bill would prevent the Securities and Exchange Commission from creating a rule requiring corporations to fully disclose donations to political candidates and political action committees. The Hill reported: The ...

New government report reveals one third of “Obamaphone” enrollees may not even be qualified for the program

The “Obamaphone” program was created to help low-income families pay for cellphones at the taxpayers’ expense. A recent report indicates that the controversial programs is “rife with fraud.” The Washington Times has the full story: The program, run by the Federal Communications Commission, predates President Obama, but it gained attention during his administration when recipients began to associate the free phone with other benefits he doled out to the poor. Some 10.6 million people have an Obamaphone, but 36 percent of them may not qualify, investigators said after sampling the population and finding a huge chunk of people couldn’t ...