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Aides, State Department officials tied to Hillary Clinton email scandal facing deposition

Conservative watchdog Judicial Watch this week begins a series of interviews with numerous aides and State Department officials tied to Hillary Clinton when she was serving as secretary of state, including deposing Bryan Pagliano – the information technology specialist who managed Clinton’s email system – and Huma Abedin, who was Clinton’s then-right-hand-woman when Clinton began using a private, unencrypted email server to transmit state secrets. The Daily Caller has the scoop: The interviews were granted earlier this month by U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan, who is handling Judicial Watch’s lawsuit for records pertaining to ...

Senator: ‘Sanctuary city policies impose a very real cost’

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) Wednesday on the Senate floor introduced an amendment that would discipline local officials that don’t collaborate with federal immigration officials when it comes to sharing information about illegal immigrants – an enforcement breakdown that for good reason has many Americans bemoaning our failed immigration system. The Morning Call has the details: The amendment that Toomey introduced Wednesday would strip federal community development money from cities or counties that do not detain prisoners suspected of being in the country illegally or that decline to share information with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforce...

Jenny Beth Martin: ‘Americans are opposed to shifting the [Supreme Court] balance in a more liberal direction’

As a small contingent of Senate liberals continue to spar with Senate conservatives over whether to hold hearings for President Obama’s left-wing Supreme Court nominee Judge Merrick Garland, Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin in her latest column reminds us Americans don’t want someone like Judge Merrick Garland on the Supreme Court and instead want to see more conservative values reflected on the bench. The Washington Times has her commentary: While the Left has argued that the Senate must act immediately to confirm Merrick Garland, President Obama’s liberal pick for the Supreme Court, conservatives have consistently countered ...

Former Senate Budget Committee Chairman: ‘It is still possible to stabilize our debt … so long as we fix our fiscal policy’

Former New Hampshire Governor and former U.S. Senator Judd Gregg in a recent column notes our national debt keeps ticking up, more than doubling from $8 trillion 10 years ago to now more than $18 trillion, and the number will continue to climb with disastrous effect unless our political leaders take decisive action and start trimming the fat. The Hill has the commentary: If we keep on our current spending and deficit path, our debt will have tripled by the midpoint of the next decade. We will have a debt-to-GDP ratio by then that will be in the same ballpark as Greece, Spain and Iceland today. What does this all mean? No one really knows ...

Columnist: Hillary Clinton ‘might as well have posted documents on an open blog’

Internet-security experts say Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server to transmit national secrets was so vulnerable that she might as well have published them online. Investors.com has the details: Corruption: It’s been known for some time that Hillary Clinton’s personal email contained top-secret government material. We’re also learning just how vulnerable her system was. She might as well have posted documents on an open blog. While secretary of state, Clinton conducted State Department business through a personal email account handled by a private server that did not meet the government’s security standards. The homebrew ...

Columnist: Obama’s proposed budget would result in a national debt that by 2026 is 77 percent of GDP

Investor’s Business Daily Columnist John Merline breaks down the economic impact of President Obama’s proposed last budget as commander in chief noting it will increase taxes and balloon spending so much so that our debt will be more than three-fourths of our gross domestic product. Read John Merline’s analysis: According to the [Congressional Budget Office], Obama’s budget would, if implemented, boost taxes by $2.8 trillion and increase spending by $401 billion over the next 10 years. While it would trim 10-year deficits somewhat, annual deficits would climb every year after 2018, from $383 billion that year to nearly $1 trillion by ...

Feds to impose fines on schools that ‘disregard’ Obama administration lunch program

Public schools that don’t comply with the Obama administration’s school lunch program rules are coming under fire from the federal government, which has announced plans to fine schools that “disregard” the program. The Washington Free Beacon has the details: The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service issued a proposed rule Monday to codify parts of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which was championed by Mrs. Obama. The regulation would punish schools and state departments with fines for “egregious or persistent disregard” for the lunch rules that imposed sodium and calorie limits and banned white grains. ...

Senator: Number of illegal immigrant minors is ‘possibly beyond crisis proportions’

No wonder immigration has become a pressing issues for voters this election. According to the Senate Homeland Security chairman, authorities are on track this year to apprehend a record number of minors who come over the U.S. border from Mexico. U.S. officials saw a spike in the number of unaccompanied minors and families crossing over the border last fall, following a crisis in 2014 when as many as 10,000 children a month flooded over the border. The Washington Examiner reports: From the beginning of the fiscal year, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told the committee, officials have apprehended 23,533 unaccompanied minors trying to ...

VA executives who pocketed $400,000 in moving expenses will keep their director-level positions

Two Veterans Affairs executives accused of embezzling $400,000 in moving expenses will keep their director-level positions despite attempts to reassign them. Military Times has the details: Diana Rubens, Philadelphia Regional Office director, and Kimberly Graves, director of the St. Paul, Minn., regional office, have faced harsh criticism since an inspector general report last fall accused them of pocketing more than $400,000 in moving costs for questionable job moves. Lawmakers have repeatedly accused the pair of gaming the promotion system for personal gain, at the expense of veterans care. VA leaders have criticized the two only for “jud...

States suing Obama administration: Executive amnesty would impose costly burdens

President Obama last year unveiled plans to shield up to 5 million illegal immigrants from deportation, an executive action on hold for a final ruling from the Supreme Court after a federal judge ruled 26 states have legitimate objections to the president’s executive-amnesty plans. The Hill has the inside story: Some legal experts argue the administration will have the upper hand because the high court has traditionally given wide latitude to the Executive Branch when it comes to immigration law. “This is an area where it is clearly the prerogative of the federal government to set immigration policy and the executive in particular to ...