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Report: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement refused to deport nearly 20,000 criminal illegal immigrants

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials in 2015 declined to deport almost 20,000 illegal immigrants with criminal convictions – more than 200 of whom were convicted of murder; more than 900 of sex crimes and more than 12,000 of drunken driving, according to a government report. The Washington Examiner has the story: Overall, those released into virtually every state and territory of America had a total of 64,197 convictions among them, for an average of 3.25 convictions each, according to an analysis by the Center for Immigration Studies. ICE also said that the group were convicted of 8,234 violent crimes. Meanwhile, ICE said that ...

University uses taxpayer funding to buy custom Snuggies, trip to Hawaii

Taxpayer money in the form of federal grant funding went to purchase custom embroidered Snuggies and a trip to Hawaii for the University of Washington. An audit last month found the absurd expenses paid for with taxpayer dollars that had been allocated for scientific research. The Washington Free Beacon reports: Taxpayer-funded National Science Foundation grants were used to purchase Snuggies, pottery, and a trip to Hawaii. The agency’s inspector general audited the University of Washington and found millions in unallowable salary costs, and numerous examples of “unreasonable transactions” from funds intended for scientific research...

Senator says bad IRS customer service result of ‘monopoly,’ lack of ‘competitive environment’

Having trouble contacting the IRS this tax season? That’s no surprise, according to a recent Government Accountability Report that says the agency’s customer service is abysmal – a record some in Congress attribute to the IRS’ rehiring of employees fired for disciplinary reasons. West Virginia’s Bluefield Daily Telegraph has the details: The report prompted denunciations from members of Congress including Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Georgia, a member of the Senate Finance Committee. “This is what happens when you have a monopoly instead of a competitive environment,” he said in an interview. Isakson has already been critical of the ...

Administration prepares for Court Showdown Over Obamacare Subsidies (Washington Times – Tom Howell Jr.)

The Obama administration has prepared for Wednesday’s Supreme Court showdown by spending an extraordinary amount of time not just arguing the law, but the possible bad outcomes if the justices strike down Obamacare’s subsidies in most states... Continue here.

Tom Cotton fights back on border security

Meet the Press host Chuck Todd tried, and failed,[1] to badger Senator-elect Tom Cotton into backtracking campaign remarks about the U.S.-Mexico border during an interview this weekend. Todd started by playing audio from the campaign in which Cotton warns open borders can be taken advantage of by Islamic terrorist groups who collaborate with drug cartels in Mexico. Todd played the clip, then promptly asked the sitting Congressman if his words were merely “campaign rhetoric” and “fear mongering.” Cotton, to his credit, didn’t back down, even when Todd blatantly suggested that his stance created an obstacle to comprehensive reform.  ...

Bottom Line: It’s not Affordable

“Affordable Care is certainly a misnomer if ever there was one,” stated Tim, a Washington-State resident who saw his healthcare costs increase astronomically. “My insurance company sent me a new proposed plan that incorporates the Affordable Care Act requirements. My premium went from $466/month to $616/month. My deductible went from $3,000 to $5,000,” he explained. “I’m 62 this year. I’m in good health. Between the insurance premium, increase in deductible and deposit into the HSA, it would have been $18,000 [a year], and it’s just me.” Shortly after the first letter, Tim received more troubling news – his current provider ...

Anatomy of a Confidence Crisis: White House on Obamacare

Before October 1, some in the media reported problems with the upcoming launch of Obamacare’s exchanges. The White House immediately shot down those concerns, and mainstream media was content to play along. No more. Below is an incomplete list of ways the White House has been caught lying about Obamacare, particularly those that have been exposed since October 1:   Claim: “You can keep your plan if you like it.” Reality: “You can keep your plan if we decide it’s good enough.”   Claim: Opponents of Obamacare ignore that the law survived an election, and they should accept it. Reality: Obamacare’s promises ...

Markets over Mandates: Tom Price’s Alternative to Obamacare

Last week former Speaker of the House and Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich blasted his own party by saying that Republicans are caught up in a culture of negativity, and have no real alternative for Obamacare. Per usual, Gingrich lapsed into reminiscence of his speakership. Recalling how his caucus had blocked then President Clinton’s health reform in ’94 by offering its own positive alternative. He believes Republicans should be using this strategy now. It appears that Gingrich is unaware of such an alternative offered by Dr. and Congressman Tom Price, who represents the former Speaker’s home district. The plan, known as the Empower...

Ezra Klein Lambasts Symptoms of DC Gridlock, Ignores Disease

In the Beltway, one either toes the status quo line or is responsible for all of Congress’ woes. The current target for this blame is, of course, the Tea Party. According to Ezra Klein, fiscal conservatives in the House are forcing House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) into making unreasonable promises to them about Obamacare and other areas of public policy. Klein claims the Speaker is forced into these series of lies because House conservatives are extreme. One example of this, says Klein, is how the Speaker has promised to use the debt ceiling to negotiate an Obamacare delay instead of the 2014 budget: Trading a government shutdown for a debt-c...

Share your stories with us so we can help get to the bottom of the IRS scandal

Senior IRS Officials did know about the targeting of tea party groups who were applying for a tax-exempt status.  In our statement on Bretibart.com, you can read our comments to the press. Right now we need your help to move the Congressional hearings along and to insure the IRS is held accountable for their actions, lies, and abuse of power. We are asking all Patriots around the country to help us with two things: We must insure that the hearings in Congress are substantive and get to the bottom of this scandal to reveal how deep it runs, how many other lies the IRS has told related to the these tactics, and what will be done to insure no ...