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Report: U.S. paid $400 million to Iran

The Obama administration is attempting to explain a $400 million payout to Iran that occurred during a hostage crisis earlier this year. Republicans including House Speaker Paul Ryan are demanding an explanation, some saying that the cash could go toward funding terrorist groups. The Washington Examiner reported: The Obama administration on Wednesday was defending the transaction as a move to pay Iran back the money it gave the U.S. in 1979 as part of an arms deal that never went through after the Shah of Iran was overthrown. But Republicans were asking questions about the timing of the payment and whether it's related to the release of four ...

Here’s what you have to go through to become a hair braider in some states

If our leaders really wanted to create jobs, they could start by keeping government from crushing small business ventures. In yet another example of bloated regulation, an Institute for Justice report has found that burdensome licensing laws require hair braiders to spend as much as 2,100 hours in training and thousands of dollars on tuition. These barriers prevent entrepreneurs, many of whom are lower-income, from working at a job that many learned in childhood and have practiced for years. Via the Washington Free Beacon: The report also finds that these requirements kill jobs and prevent hair braiders with less capital from entering the job ...

Tea Party Patriots: Obamacare is Collapsing

ATLANTA, Ga – Tea Party Patriots CEO and Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today after Aetna announced they are cancelling Obamacare expansion plans and stand to lose $300 million this year. “Obamacare is collapsing. Aetna just announced they stand to lose $300 million this year alone because of their participation in Obamacare, they’re pulling out and this shows just how toxic Obamacare is to both individuals and businesses. Tea Party Patriots and our supporters have been against Obamacare from the beginning. Not only is it unconstitutional, but it drives up healthcare costs and takes the power of ...

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Yes, Obamacare increased healthcare premiums substantially

Outrage against Obamacare isn’t just a conservative talking point—it’s the natural response when big government sticks it to the little guy. Overwhelming evidence from scholars shows that the Affordable Care Act “significantly increased premiums.” Two Brookings Institution researchers attempted to show through analysis that the ACA had caused average premiums in the individual market to drop; however, Loren Adler and Paul Ginsburg left out some important points. A Forbes contributor reported: Economists at the University of Pennsylvania, also using actual pre-ACA individual market data, estimated that the total expected price of ...

WaPo: Hillary Clinton earns four Pinocchios for ‘cherry-picking’ answers on emails

Hillary Clinton continues to have trouble keeping her answers straight when it comes to the private email server she used as Secretary of State. Despite the fact that Clinton violated federal law by sending classified information through the server, she and her campaign still deny any wrongdoing. In an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” Clinton said, “Director Comey said my answers were truthful, and what I’ve said is consistent with what I have told the American people, that there were decisions discussed and made to classify retroactively certain of the emails.” That comment earned Clinton four Pinocchios from the Washington Post. The ...

Washington Times: Obama administration announces immigration surge for Central Americans

The Obama administration this week announced plans they are inviting thousands of Central American immigrants to apply for refugee status, especially those related to the children that are illegally crossing the border from Central America. The Washington Times has the scoop: “Today’s expansion of the Obama Administration’s policy is simply a continuation of the government-sanctioned border surge,” [said House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.). “Tens of thousands of unlawful immigrants continue to arrive at the Southwest border to benefit from the president’s lax immigration enforcement, and now many more can simply use this ...

VA purchased $16 million worth of art on President Obama’s watch while veterans died awaiting care

An investigation into art acquisitions by Veterans Affairs officials shows the department bought millions of dollars worth of art while our men and women who served in our armed forces passed away on VA waiting lists. The Washington Examiner has the story: Hundreds of veterans have died while waiting to get care from the Department of Veterans Affairs, all while the department spent millions of taxpayer dollars on high-end art. According to an investigation by COX Media Washington, D.C. and American Transparency, the VA has spent $20 million on high-end art over the last 10 years, $16 million of that spent during President Obama's tenure. ...

Rep. Brat: ICE tells me ‘No. 1 problem’ facing federal immigration authorities is local authorities ignoring detainers

Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) is optimistic about legislation he has coming down the pike that would increase immigration controls and choke funding for terrorist organizations in an effort to enhance national security under an administration that has been lax in that area. The Washington Examiner has the details: Federal detention policy enforcement has been loosened under the Obama administration, and local law enforcement agencies sometimes refuse to comply when requests are submitted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. "I had met with the head of ICE, and I asked [about] the number one problem … He said it was the problem of these detainers," ...

Washington Examiner: 1,800 illegal-immigration cases per judge after case backlog surges above 500,000

There are a whopping 500,000 pending illegal-immigration cases that, divided between the 273 Justice Department immigration lawyers, amount to more than 1,800 cases per judge. The Washington Examiner has the details: The number has surged even as the administration has added a handful more judges. The current ratio is 1,819 cases per judge... But the sheer numbers have forced a huge delay. It currently takes nearly two years — 672 days — for a case to get to court. During that time, the illegals are allowed into the country and several reports show that they rarely make their court date. The Center for Immigration Studies said in ...