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Coalition asking lawmakers to implement special budget that would cap, track costly federal regulations

Numerous free-market groups together are leading the charge to urge Congress to include in its 2017 budget a special regulatory budget that would cap, track and disclose pricey federal regulatory laws. The Washington Times has the details: Big government is getting big criticism. A coalition of 15 free market groups say that stifling and potentially costly federal regulations can have an effect similar to tax increases, proposing that these regulations be capped, tracked and disclosed annually – just like federal spending. The group is now urging Congress to include a regulatory budget in its final budget for 2017, and they’ve got an example ...

Kansas lawmakers endeavoring to push back against so-called sanctuary city trend

Kansas lawmakers are considering legislation that would set the state apart from the increasing number of states, cities and counties implementing so-called “sanctuary city” policies that prevent local law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration officials. ABC News has the scoop: The Kansas bills would ban sanctuary cities and withdraw state funding from cities with sanctuary policies. State legislators said the measures would protect citizens from incidents like the July killing of San Francisco woman Kathryn Steinle. The man charged in her death is a Mexican living in the country illegally who was released from jail even though ...

Dunkin’ Brands CEO: ‘Lawmakers should be working to simplify the tax code’

Dunkin’ Brands CEO  Nigel Travis today went a step further after praising Congress for passing the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (PATH), sponsored by Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas), which makes permanent tax extenders that left many small-business owners biting their nails till the eleventh hour – he urged lawmakers to keep the tax-reform momentum rolling. Read a portion of his column from The Hill: As the chairman and CEO of Dunkin’ Brands, the franchisor of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, I applaud Congress and President Obama for the passage of these permanent extensions of key tax provisions and the long-term extens...

Journalist, lawmakers complain that Obama administration disregards U.S. open records law (The Oklahoman – Chris Casteel)

WASHINGTON — After two days of hearings about the American public’s primary tool for obtaining government documents, a key House member said Wednesday that he may propose tighter deadlines and fewer exceptions in the law... Continue here.

National debt to soar to 77 percent of U.S. gross domestic product by end of fiscal year

Spendthrifts in Washington, D.C. by the end of September will have sent our national debt soaring by three percentage points to 77 percent of gross domestic product, the greatest ratio of debt-to-GDP we’ve seen since 1950 when we were still paying down debt from World War II. The Washington Examiner has the scoop: The agency projected that the debt held by the public will rise 3 percentage points to 77 percent of U.S. gross domestic product by the end of fiscal year 2016 in September. Debt has not hit that ratio since 1950, when the government was still in the middle of paying down the debt it incurred paying for World War II. Over the ...

Homeland security expert: Citizenship screening lacks questions about potential terrorist ties

Recent analysis from homeland-security expert Mark Sauter shows U.S. vetting of immigrants seeking citizenship status isn’t as thorough as it should be when it comes to filtering those with ties to top terror groups. The Washington Examiner has the story: While State Department and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service branch of the Department of Homeland Security do ask if immigrants have been involved in terrorism, the most well-known of over a dozen terrorist groups aren't listed in applications, according to the analysis from homeland security expert Mark A. Sauter… Sauter, the author of Homeland Security, a McGraw-Hill textbook ...

Hillary Clinton lied, didn’t turn over all her emails, FBI finds

Officials at the Federal Bureau of Investigation discovered an additional 15,000 emails Hillary Clinton never turned over despite the former secretary of state’s insistence she had turned over every work-related email transmitted on her homebrew server when serving under President Obama. The Washington Times has the story: The Obama administration revealed the messages in a court hearing Monday. The 14,900 emails are just part of thousands the FBI has turned over, after it took control of Mrs. Clinton’s secret email server. The State Department said it will begin to process them and release them, though it could take months to put them ...

Buchanan: National bankruptcy among ‘existential threats to the republic’

The severity of our national debt – which stands at $19.4 trillion – is being largely ignored by Congress and the media. That has to change. Otherwise, we’re headed off a cliff… The New Hampshire Union Leader has Pat Buchanan’s latest commentary on the issue:   On Sept. 30, the end of fiscal year 2016, the national debt is projected to reach $19.3 trillion. With spending on the four biggest budget items — Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, defense — rising, and GDP growing at 1 percent, future deficits will exceed this year’s projected $600 billion. National bankruptcy, then, is among the existential threats to the ...

5 of the best quotes from liberty-loving suffragette Susan B. Anthony

At the heart of the women’s suffrage movement is the all-American desire to be independent – the desire to map our own course and be unfettered by anyone who violates our individual conscience. Here’s to the brave suffragettes who boldly persuaded our political leaders to give women the same independence as their male peers. In honor of the ratification of the 19th Amendment – which gives women the right to cast their own ballots – this day in 1920, here are some of our favorite quotes from liberty-loving pioneer Susan B. Anthony. 5. “There never will be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers.” ...

This gun-toting American woman has medaled at the last six consecutive Olympic games – so why haven’t we heard about her?

California native and women’s skeet-shooting bronze medalist Kim Rhode’s road to Rio was one marked by obstacles: a challenging pregnancy, surgery, the death of numerous friends. "What the Olympics represent is that journey,” Rhode told NBC. “Overcoming those bumps, the obstacles, the good, the bad.” To top it off, Rhode’s historic Olympic career – the longevity of which is rivaled by few other Olympians – hasn’t gotten the accolades it deserves. “Were she involved in any other Olympic sports, she would be seen as a wonderful spokesperson. She is a mother and a wife. She plays ‘Pokemon Go’ and Clash of Clans. She ...