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AG Sessions: Law-enforcement personnel under President Trump have ‘our steadfast support’

Attorney General Jeff Sessions during an event in Richmond, Virginia earlier this week expressed a deep regard for America’s law-enforcement men and women, assuring them that they have the unwavering support of their commander in chief and those in the attorney general’s office. The Washington Examiner has the story: The attorney general, speaking to an audience filled with law enforcement, said the administration will work to support police. "In recent years law enforcement as a whole has been unfairly maligned and blamed for the unacceptable deeds of a few bad actors. Too many of our officers, deputies, and troopers believed the political ...

Senate confirms Dr. Ben Carson as next HUD secretary

Retired neurosurgeon and former GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson garnered bipartisan support Thursday as half a dozen senators crossed party line to help Republicans confirm him as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. USA Today has the details: Carson has never held public office and has no housing policy experience. But Republicans have praised the life story of a man who grew up in inner-city Detroit with a single mother who had a third-grade education. When his nomination cleared the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee in January, Democrats said Carson would not have been their choice, but they welcomed his ...

Texas sheriff at expense of constituent safety narrows list of reasons to honor ICE detainer

The Lone Star State’s Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez trimmed the list of criminal offenses Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials give as justification to detain illegal immigrants, instructing her deputies to honor only a handful of the listed offenses and thereby excluding from detention an illegal immigrant accused of sexually abusing a young girl. The Daily Signal has the details: The sheriff’s new policy stipulated that only four exempted crimes—murder, capital murder, aggravated sexual assault, and human trafficking—would be grounds for her department to honor an ICE detainer. Unfortunately for the alleged victim of ...

Rep. Hudson gearing up to introduce nationwide concealed-carry legislation

Rep. Richard Hudson (R-N.C.) is preparing to introduce on the House floor nationwide concealed-carry legislation after President-elect Donald Trump is sworn into office in January. The Daily Caller has the exclusive: Now known as the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, the bill, which The Daily Caller obtained exclusively, would allow a person with a concealed carry license from one state to carry a concealed handgun in any other state that permits its resident to concealed carry, as long as the person is not banned from possessing or transporting a firearm under federal law. The bill excludes carrying “a machine gun or destructive ...

The reason three times as many Muslims voted for Trump compared to Romney

A poll released last week by the Council on American-Islamic Relations found that President-elect Donald Trump garnered nearly three times as many votes from Muslim-American men and women than Mitt Romney did during his unsuccessful bid for the White House in 2012. The Daily Caller reports: The CAIR exit poll of more than 2,000 registered Muslim voters found that 74 percent voted for Hillary Clinton and 13 percent voted for Trump. CAIR’s 2012 exit poll showed 85.7 percent of Muslims voted for President Barack Obama and 4.4 percent voted for Romney. During Trump’s campaign for the presidency, he released a plan to ban Muslims from entering ...

IRS employees heading to prison for defrauding taxpayers

A number of employees at the Internal Revenue Service will spend time behind bars for accessing personal taxpayer information used to defraud people to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars, a report released Wednesday reveals. The Washington Examiner has the details: The office said IRS employee Nakisha Hall used her position to access the personal information of hundreds of taxpayers between 2008 and 2011, creating fraudulent returns on her own computer and receiving more than $550,000 in tax refunds she requested be sent in the form of debit cards. After Hall came up with the idea for the scheme, she asked four people to help her hide ...

Rep. Jason Chaffetz issues subpoena to FBI official during dramatic hearing


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 ...

Fallen Baton Rouge police officer Montrell Jackson has this message for his city

The shooters – in Dallas and now the three police officers murdered Sunday in Baton Rouge – targeting our law-enforcement officers speaks to an apparent divide in our nation. But one man endeavored to bridge that apparent divide during his time with the Baton Rouge Police Department. “These are trying times. Please don’t let hate infect your heart. This city MUST and WILL get better. I’m working in these streets so any protesters, officers, friends, family, or whoever, if you see me and need a hug or want to say a prayer. I got you,” wrote fallen Baton Rouge Police Officer Montrell Jackson in a July 8 Facebook post. Officer Jackson, ...

ICYMI: Congress could learn a lesson in financial stewardship from this Tennessee teen with a heart of gold

Tennessee teen Kevuntez King from age twelve to age nineteen worked selling newspapers so he could go to college without borrowing a dime in student loans – and so his single mother wouldn’t have to dip into her own purse. Congressional officials would do well to take some cues from this young man. Fox-affiliate Q13 has the scoop: When it came down to school, my mom didn’t have to come out of pocket to do anything or I didn’t have to take out any loans to go to school,” he told WHBQ. He earned $200 every Sunday for five years straight and was just accepted into Tennessee State University. King has this piece of advice to share: ...