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California lawmakers pushing waiver application that would allow illegal immigrants to purchase Obamacare

State lawmakers in California are scrambling to get approval on a waiver that would permit illegal immigrants in California to purchase Obamacare health insurance. The Washington Times has the story: California first made its request, known as a “1332 waiver,” earlier this year. But the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services sent the application back as incomplete in mid-November. [Democrat State Sen. Ricardo] Lara said they resubmitted their proposal last week and are hoping for a final expedited review before Mr. Trump, who has taken a harder stance on illegal immigrants, takes office. Authored by Sen. Ron Wyden, Oregon Democrat, ...

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.

Trump: ‘It was a terrible, terrible thing for the United States to enter [Iran] deal’

President Donald J. Trump during his trip to Israel said the U.S. never should have entered into the Iran nuclear deal under the Obama administration. The Washington Examiner has the story: Trump used his visit to Israel to criticize the Obama administration's Iranian nuclear deal, something that has won him praise from Israel. "It was a terrible, terrible thing for the United States to enter that deal," Trump said. "And believe me, Iran will never have a nuclear weapon. That I can tell you." The Iran nuclear deal is a disaster and gives Iran far too much leeway when it comes to international inspections of the nation’s nuclear sites. Click ...

Jenny Beth’s Journal: Trump’s budget proposal puts taxpayers first

Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin in her latest column says President Donald J. Trump’s proposed budget plan puts American taxpayers ahead of government bureaucrats who fund programs by signing away our children’s future. The Washington Times has the commentary: Under the current system – as practiced by both parties over the last several decades – the federal government sees citizens not as taxpayers, but as members of groups, groups that can be bought off with government benefits. Democrats prefer spending programs, Republicans prefer targeted tax incentives. Under this system, the government doesn’t think of the national ...

Report: Obamacare premiums doubled by the time law fully implemented

A new Department of Health and Human Services report reveals Obamacare premiums doubled after all the regulations that accompanied the health-insurance law were fully implemented in 2014. The Daily Signal has the story: HHS compared premiums in the exchange marketplaces in 2013, one year before Obamacare regulations took full effect, to premiums in the exchange marketplace in 2017. The report found that average monthly premiums increased from $224 in 2013 to $476 in 2017. That constitutes a 105 percent increase in only 4 years. “With data that shows average premiums doubling nationwide and Americans paying nearly $3,000 more for health ...

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Illegal-immigration arrests climb nearly 40 percent under President Trump

Authorities from Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Wednesday that the number of illegal immigrants ICE has arrested since President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order instructing authorities to enforce federal immigration law has increased by 38 percent. The Washington Examiner has the details: ICE arrested more than 41,000 illegal immigrants between late January and the end of April, ICE said. During roughly the same period last year, ICE deportation officers arrested about 30,000 people. Acting ICE director Thomas Homan said in a statement that the arrests are the result of Trump's "commitment to enforce our immigration ...