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Jenny Beth’s Journal: Find out who made the 2016 “naughty” and “nice” lists

Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin in her latest column shares who made the “nice” list this year and who made the “naughty” list. Find out who deserves a lump of coal in his or her stocking and who Santa should go the extra mile for this year. The Washington Times has the commentary: Tea Party Patriots Activists: Hundreds of thousands of Tea Party Patriots activists worked tirelessly over the past year to help make sure that our agenda was front and center throughout the primary and the general election. We made more than 2 million phone calls, sent handwritten letters and postcards to voters, and knocked on doors in each ...

Washington Examiner: President Obama planning flurry of costly “midnight regulations”

President Obama before he leaves office is ensuring more of Americans’ hard-earned money leaves with him as he puts into effect so-called midnight regulations projected to cost $6 billion. The Washington Examiner has the details: The new regulations, according to the watchdog group American Action Forum, include four from the Environmental Protection Agency and one from Interior. "These five measures alone could impose $5.1 billion in costs and more than 350,000 paperwork burden hours. In addition, three other rules in proposed form could add $898 million in burdens and 146,000 paperwork hours, for a cumulative total of nearly $6 billion in ...

Notre Dame head coach reunites point guard with his deployed brother

Notre Dame point guard Matt Farrell received an early gift Monday when his brother, 1st Lieutenant Bo Farrell, returned home from Afghanistan two months ahead of schedule and to the jubilation of the Farrell family. “Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey and his staff had been quietly planning the reunion since Bo was deployed in May,” reports TODAY. Matt Farrell, a junior from Bridgewater, N.J., has been a key player for Notre Dame, seeing action in 28 games during his sophomore season, according to the University of Notre Dame website. “Matt is going to be such a key guy for us. He stayed confident through the summer and embraced the ...

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, ...

Former Cincinnati mayor: Sessions likely most ‘important’ Trump appointee

Former Cincinnati Mayory and Senior Fellow for the American Civil Rights Union Kenneth Blackwell in a recent column comes out in support of President-elect Donald Trump’s attorney general nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) – a man Blackwell says may be the most “important” person among President-elect Trump’s appointees and who “knows where the alligators sleep” and therefore qualified to help “drain the swamp.” The Stream has the commentary: Contrary to the expectations of many people, President-elect Donald Trump has been filling his cabinet with serious, no-nonsense conservatives. The Left will confront appointees who would ...

Jenny Beth’s Journal: Confirm Sessions

  Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin in her latest columns calls on members of the Senate to confirm President-elect Donald Trump’s Attorney-General-In-Waiting Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.). The Washington Times has the commentary: As Attorney General, Jeff Sessions will, contrary to the actions of his immediate predecessors, uphold and enforce the laws on the books, and defend the Constitution. And that’s exactly what we want and what we need in an Attorney General — especially after eight years of a lawless administration. Nevertheless, leading Senate Democrats are determined to defeat (or, more likely, simply ...

President-elect Trump taps fiscal conservative to head Office of Management and Budget

President-elect Donald Trump picked Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) to head the Office of Management and Budget, whose mission is to assist the president in overseeing and preparing the federal budget and supervising its administration among the executive branches of leadership. “We are going to do great things for the American people with Mick Mulvaney leading the Office of Management and Budget,” President-elect Trump said in a statement, according to the Daily Signal. “Right now, we are nearly $20 trillion in debt but Mick is a very high-energy leader with deep convictions for how to responsibly manage our nation’s finances and save our ...

Daily Signal: ‘The American people don’t like Obamacare and never have’

President-elect Donald Trump's victory over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton indicates Americans’ general displeasure with career politicians but perhaps more so his victory underscores a deep-seated dissatisfaction with President Obama’s signature health-insurance law, the so-called “Affordable Care Act” — poorly thought out, crammed through Congress without due diligence and protected against legal challenges by the U.S. Supreme Court. The Daily Signal has the story: The American people don’t like Obamacare and never have, and it’s not hard to see why. Pew and Gallup both report that year after year, more Americans say the ...

Policy expert: Issues at Veterans Affairs ‘not a money problem’

Policy expert: Issues at Veterans Affairs ‘not a money problem' The seemingly endless stream of scandals pouring out of President Obama’s Veterans Affairs department — a recent one being the secret quality rating system applied to the different VA medical facilities — isn’t a lack of financial resources but a personnel problem that needs to be addressed head-on by the new administration, policy expert Betsy McCaughey says in a recent column. The New York Post has the commentary: It’s not a money problem. Congress appropriated a record $163 billion to the VA in 2016, more than the department requested. The real problem is a lack ...

VA fires employees who allegedly left deceased veteran in shower for nine hours

Employees at a Florida VA who allegedly left a deceased veteran in a shower for more than nine hours and tried to cover it up have been let go, according to authorities. The Tampa Bay Times has the story: Last week, Bay Pines officials would not provide specifics of any disciplinary action taken as a result of their internal investigation into the Feb. 1 incident. After a Tampa Bay Times story on the incident appeared during the weekend, however, Bay Pines released more details to show the matter was being taken seriously. Bay Pines felt it "necessary to ensure our stakeholders and the public were informed and knew that appropriate personnel ...