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Youth organization: So-called youth-misery index increased 36 percent under President Obama

Young America’s Foundation, a conservative nonprofit dedicated to educating young people about American civic engagement, says its Youth Misery Index – calculated using youth-unemployment, student-loan and national-debt-per-capita numbers – increased 36 percent during President Obama’s tenure. Young America’s Foundation has the full report: Young Americans, a generation that provided critical support to the President in 2008 and 2012, have slogged through the last eight years and will be chained to its impact on their futures for years to come. The youth unemployment rate is almost 15 percent and the average student in the class of ...

Press-secretary designate: Trump will meet with Martin Luther King III today

President-elect Donald J. Trump’s Press Secretary-designate Sean Spicer this morning tweeted the soon-to-be commander in chief will meet with Martin Luther King III, the son of civil-rights hero Martin Luther King, Jr., to discuss his father’s legacy – this on the heels of President-elect Trump tweeting out a message encouraging his followers to “honor” Dr. Luther King, Jr. “for being the great man that he was!” Click here to support President-elect Donald J. Trump as he heads into his inauguration and as his nominees continue to champion through their confirmations hearings!

Sen. Tim Scott: Sen. Sessions ‘committed to upholding the Constitution’ as AG

Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) announced Sunday night – just ahead of the start of Sen. Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearings – that he endorses the longtime senator for U.S. attorney general, as Sen. Sessions will be ‘committed to upholding the Constitution.” The Hill has the details: Senate Republicans' only black member, announced on the eve of Sen. Jeff Sessions's confirmation hearing that he will support the Alabama Republican's attorney general nomination… Scott said it was "no secret" that Sessions was blocked from becoming a judge in 1986. The fight, he noted, was part of what led him to pay close attention to Sessions's attorney ...

OUTRAGEOUS: Pelosi says ‘grandma’ will wind up ‘living in the guest room’ if Obamacare defunded

House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in yet another example of how out-of-touch she is with everyday Americans predicted Wednesday grandmothers – God, forbid! – will end up living with their children if Obamacare is stripped of its funding. “If you’re a senior, you know Medicaid, almost half of Medicaid, is about long-term healthcare. You want grandma living in the guest room, you repeal the Affordable Care Act. If you go along with – this is part of an initiative that is part of the Ryan budget that says we’re going to voucherize…” she says. And maybe Rep. Pelosi, known for once donning a $400-plus Hermes scarf ...

Sign up for tonight’s 8 p.m. webinar and find out how you can help confirm Sen. Sessions

Tea Party Patriots is hosting a webinar tonight from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. EST to explain how patriots nationwide can join the effort to help confirm Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) as our next attorney general. “We are calling for all Fla., Ohio, Penn., and Montana patriots to make a visit to one of our street rallies on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 in support of Senator Jeff Sessions for attorney general,” reads a recent statement. “If you do not live within driving distance to attend a rally we are asking for volunteers to make phone calls to Tea Party Patriots supporters in a radius of the rallies to encourage their attendance.” Sen. Sessions ...

Speaker of the House Ryan, Sen. Enzi announce introduction of resolution aimed at defunding Obamacare

Members of the House of Representatives and the Senate today announced the first step toward repealing and replacing Obamacare – a concurrent resolution that authorizes four committees to “fast-track” the repeal process and “achieve at least $1 billion in deficit reduction” from fiscal years 2017 through 2026. “Today, we take the first steps to repair the nation’ broken healthcare system, removing Washington from the equation and putting control back where it belongs: with patients, their families, and their doctors,” Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) says in a statement. This on the heels of GOP assurances rolling back President Obama’s ...

Jenny Beth’s Journal: Find out who made the 2016 “naughty” and “nice” lists

Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin in her latest column shares who made the “nice” list this year and who made the “naughty” list. Find out who deserves a lump of coal in his or her stocking and who Santa should go the extra mile for this year. The Washington Times has the commentary: Tea Party Patriots Activists: Hundreds of thousands of Tea Party Patriots activists worked tirelessly over the past year to help make sure that our agenda was front and center throughout the primary and the general election. We made more than 2 million phone calls, sent handwritten letters and postcards to voters, and knocked on doors in each ...

The future of Obamacare ‘insurer bailouts’ is not looking good

President-elect Donald Trump is bad news for insurance companies who hope that Congress will bail them out with changes to two Obamacare programs. The programs sunset at the end of this year, but conservatives are staying vigilant against the possibility that Congress will try to use the lame-duck session to give insurers more money. Insurance companies have spent millions lobbying lawmakers to keep the risk corridor and reinsurance programs. The Daily Signal reported: Conservative groups like Freedom Partners and Republican lawmakers have cautioned that the Justice Department could attempt to settle with insurance companies and tap into ...

Policy expert: President Obama planning ‘backdoor attempt’ to bail out insurers

President Obama is working on using a special fund to bail out insurers who claim they lost money on the Obamacare exchanges – a plan that bypasses the consent of Congress. National Review has the commentary: If it successfully executes this plan, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will have circumvented Congress to secure a taxpayer bailout for insurers — directly contradicting Congress’s intentions as expressed by multiple spending bills, and possibly violating federal law. Currently, insurers are suing HHS for more than $2.5 billion promised them under ACA’s “risk corridor” program, which was designed to ...

Trump policy adviser: ‘That’s the plan: Try to pass a tax cut’

Conservative-leaning Heritage Foundation Fellow and Economist Stephen Moore Wednesday during a Politico forum says he would tell President-elect Trump to first focus on slashing business taxes and then follow up later with reforming individual tax rates. Reuters has the details: Trump's proposal would reduce the official corporate tax rate to 15 percent from 35 percent, allow corporations to repatriate overseas profits at a 10 percent rate and reduce the top individual tax rate to 33 percent from 39.6 percent. Moore estimated that the cuts would lead to a revenue loss of about $3 trillion over 10 years, for which Trump would compensate with ...