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Daily Signal: President Obama’s budget over the next 10 years will increase our national debt by more than $8 trillion

Daily Signal News Producer Kelsey Harkness summarizes President Obama’s final 2017 budget proposal sent to Congress Tuesday and – shocker! – it doesn’t look good. Included is a proposed barrel tax on oil that would increase gas prices by $0.22 a gallon and other proposed expenditures that would balloon our national debt over the next decade from $19 trillion to $27.4 trillion. WATCH:   Enough already! Americans can’t afford more out-of-control spending from our commander in chief. Click here to help Tea Party Patriots urge Washington to rein in spending by implementing commonsense policy that would balance our budget ...

Speaker of the House: President Obama’s budget ‘progressive manual for growing the federal government’

President Obama Tuesday sent his final budget to members of Congress, some of whom used choice words to describe the proposal. Fox News has the details: It didn’t take Republicans long to respond to President Obama’s record $4.1 trillion budget proposal – labeling it “a progressive manual for growing the federal government at the expense of hardworking Americans," as House Speaker Paul Ryan put it. The fiscal 2017 budget plan, Obama’s eighth and final spending blueprint, is being met with a dead-on-arrival mentality on Capitol Hill after it was released late Tuesday morning. As the president proposes a raft of new taxes, though, ...

Benghazi committee members critical of investigation costs line staffers’ pockets with bonuses

Democrats on the bipartisan House committee investigating the terror attack in Benghazi that left four Americans dead have repeatedly attacked House Republicans over the costliness of the investigation yet have given staff tens of thousands of dollars in bonuses. Fox News has the details: According to publicly available reports, a total of $33,600 was given to six Democratic staffers at the end of 2014 and 2015. While the bonuses make up only a fraction of the panel's total expenses to date, critics suggested they undermine the minority members' complaints about the budget. "This is the height of hypocrisy,” Lisa Boothe, a Republican ...

Columnist: ‘Skeptical’ President Obama’s Justice Department will indict Hillary over email scandal

New York Post columnist and Fox News contributor Michael Goodwin in a column this week expressed doubt Hillary Clinton will be forced to answer for sending and receiving confidential emails via a private server when she was secretary of state. Read a portion of Mr. Goodwin’s column below: Color me skeptical that she will face criminal charges, especially after President Obama’s kind words for her. His praise of Clinton’s experience in an interview, twinned with his comparison of Bernie Sanders as a “bright, shiny object,” were widely interpreted as a Clinton endorsement. Correctly so, but there’s more to it. Obama wouldn’t be ...

Jenny Beth Martin: President Obama shows ‘contempt’ for Constitution with latest gun grab

Tea Party Patriots CEO and Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin in her weekly column for The Washington Times calls out President Obama’s most recent assault on the Second Amendment, adding the unilateral executive actions he proposed curb Americans’ fundamental right to bear arms and will not prevent terrorist attacks or other violent attacks. Read Jenny Beth’s column in The Washington Times: Over the years, the president’s gun-control agenda has met bipartisan opposition in Congress, so he did what he so often does: He acted unilaterally, bypassing Congress and the U.S. Constitution. In his speech announcing this latest executive order, the ...

Senator: Nuclear deal will allow Iran to ‘industrialize’ its nuclear-enrichment capability

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) Saturday released a statement lambasting the president's Iran nuclear agreement and the U.S. lifting sanctions on Iran and its terror-entrenched government with its litany of human-rights violations. The Chattanooga Times Free Press has the inside story: "I opposed this flawed agreement, and fear its implementation shifts the leverage to Iran as sanctions are lifted in exchange for only limited and temporary restrictions, allowing Iran to industrialize its nuclear enrichment capability after a decade," Corker said ... Corker was co-author of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review ...

President Obama’s brand of ‘Hope and Change’ comes with a hefty price tag

President Obama talked a big game during his pre-presidency stump speeches but proved he is full of hot air when it comes to rolling back red tape and revitalizing our economy. The Daily Signal lays it out for us: That mountain of debt he promised to rein in is now larger than it has ever been. The national debt was $10.6 trillion when Obama came into office in 2009. It now stands at $18.9 trillion—an astounding 80-percent increase in just seven years, the largest increase in history. Our government debt now eclipses the size of our economy. Despite initially signaling that he was open to slowing discretionary spending—the portion of the ...

President Obama leaving legacy of executive overreach with latest gun grab

President Obama this week went behind Congress’ back and announced a slew of executive actions aimed at erasing Americans' Second-Amendment right to keep and bear arms, including requiring small-scale gun sellers to become licensed dealers and perform background checks. "[I]t doesn’t matter where you conduct your business—from a store, at gun shows, or over the Internet: If you’re in the business of selling firearms, you must get a license and conduct background checks," reads a White House statement.  New York Daily News has the details: Those new restrictions, outlined for the first time Monday night by the White House, include backgr...

Watchdog group calling for federal probe of Hillary’s relationship with firm tied to son-in-law

The Foundation for Accountability and Public Trust filed a complaint with the U.S. Office of Government Ethics saying former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave a deep-sea-mining company with ties to her son-in-law special access to State Department officials in violation of federal ethics guidelines. Fox News has the specifics: Mezvinsky, a partner in a New York hedge fund and the husband of Clinton's daughter Chelsea, had received an email in May 2012 from investor Harry Siklas asking if he could help set up contacts with Clinton or other State Department officials. That August, Clinton relayed a copy of the investor's email to Mezvin...

GOP leaders still sparring with Democrats over long-term spending package, preparing stopgap bill

House Republican leaders are endeavoring to avoid a government shutdown by creating a short-term spending bill that will go to a vote Friday, multiple sources say. The bill would keep the government funded until Republicans and Democrats can come to an agreement on a longer-term spending package. Politico has the details: GOP leaders are still wrestling with how long the new bill would fund the government for, but several aides on both sides of the aisle said it would extend spending authority until sometime from Dec. 16 to Dec. 18. The stopgap is necessary because Republicans and Democrats have not reached agreement on a long-term spending ...