Failed ObamaCare Repeal

The week began with fierce finger-pointing in Washington in the wake of Friday’s flameout of the GOP alternative to ObamaCare, with conservatives and moderates blaming each other, President Trump sending mixed signals as to he faulted and Democrats gloating over the law’s preservation. Opposition from the House Freedom Caucus, the powerful bloc of conservative Republicans,…

Devin Nunes presser where he says Trump SHOULD be concerned

Following his announcement on Wednesday that intelligence officials engaged in surveillance of the Trump transition team, based on the House Intelligence Committee’s findings, Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) noted that he’d be personally briefing President Trump on the matter in the coming hours. Former chief counsel for the committee, Jeremy Bash, finds that horrifying. He argued on MSNBC…

GOP HEALTH BILL ON THE BRINK HOURS FROM HOUSE SHOWDOWN VOTE

House Republicans’ ObamaCare replacement plan was in peril early Thursday after lengthy leadership and committee meetings failed to produce an agreement that would shore up support among conservative members. “We have not cut the deal yet,” said House Rules Committee Chairman Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas. The committee spent 13 hours in session Wednesday without setting…

Gorsuch appears to survive barrage from Democrats, readies for third day of confirmation hearings

Senate Democrats on Tuesday pressed Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch on his opinion on past court rulings that could help identify his ideological approach to the bench, but he appeared to have emerged from the hours of testimony relatively unscathed. Gorsuch appeared intent on following the Hippocratic Oath: First do no harm. He avoided any…

Immigration Judges Dispatched to 12 U.S. Cities to Speed Deportations

A phalanx of immigration judges will be temporarily re-assigned to 12 U.S. cities to help speed deportations of illegal aliens, the U.S. Department of Justice confirmed on Friday. The full plan of the reassignments is still in the works, and the DOJ is looking for volunteers among immigration judges before going forward, according to Reuters. Cities…

Democrats Threaten To Block Funding For Border Wall

Senate Democrats are apparently pushing ahead with their proposal to cripple President Donald Trump’s presidency by blocking his campaign promise to build a secure border wall between the United States and Mexico’s drug runners, criminals and illegal immigrants. The threat, leaked in early March, was made clear in a letter from Democratic leaders in the Senate, who…

CBO Releases Cost of Obamacare Replacement Bill

The Congressional Budget Office has released it’s official score for the Obamacare replacement bill, better known as the American Healthcare Act. CBO estimates the new legislation will cut the federal budget deficit by $337 billion over the next ten years. The estimate also states an additional 21 million people will be without healthcare insurance coverage…

Illegal Border Crossings Down 40 Percent in Trump’s First Month

President Trump’s tough stance on illegal immigration seems to be paying off already. In his first month in office, the number of people who illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border decreased by 40 percent, DHS Secretary John Kelly said Wednesday. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol reported that the number of illegal border crossings dropped from 31,578…

Almost 7,000 IRS Documents Relating To Targeting Scandal Found. Bad News: No Clue When They’ll Be Public

In 2013, the IRS was involved in a scandal regarding its Exempt Organizations Unit and conservative nonprofits. Tea Party and other right-leaning groups claimed that they were targeted for audits, or their applications for tax-exempt status were subjected to extraordinary scrutiny, which then-EOU director Lois Lerner later issued an apology. In doing so, the IRS admitted that they targeted…

Conservatives push back on ObamaCare repeal bill, vow to introduce their own

Congressional conservatives vowed Tuesday to introduce their own legislation to repeal and replace ObamaCare, escalating their fight against GOP leaders’ long-awaited health care overhaul bill just hours after it was released.  During a lengthy press conference outside the Capitol, lawmakers from the right flank of the Republican Party railed against the new legislation, which key…

White House Demands Congressional Investigation Into Obama’s Abuse of Power

President Donald Trump is calling for an immediate investigation into Barack Obama’s handling of intelligence gathering tactics leading up to the 2016 election. Press Secretary Sean Spicer wrote on Twitter Sunday morning that until Congress completes an oversight investigation, the White House will not comment any further on the matter. “Reports concerning potentially politically motivated investigations…

Trump, in speech to Congress, calls to ‘restart the engine’ of US economy

President Trump declared Tuesday that a “new chapter of American greatness is now beginning” as he made economic revival the centerpiece of his first address to Congress – issuing a clarion call to “restart the engine of the American economy” through tax cuts, better trade deals, immigration enforcement and a $1 trillion infrastructure program. He…

Whose Side Are You On? Carlson Notes Democrats Groaned When Trump Introduced Victims Of Immigrant Crimes

It was President Trump without the affect. That’s how Fox News’s Tucker Carlson described Trump’s first address to Congress last night. It was populist, but we all know Trump is a right-leaning member of that political persuasion. There wasn’t much that was necessarily radical, except for the Obamacare portion, but we all know both Republicans…

Democrats Show True Colors by Refusing to Stand for Widow of Fallen Seal

President Trump honored the wife of fallen American Hero Ryan Owens during his address to Congress Tuesday Night.  President Trump honored the sacrifice the fallen Seal made: “We are blessed to be joined tonight by Carryn Owens, the widow of a U.S. Navy special operator, Senior Chief William “Ryan” Owens. Ryan died as he lived:…

President Trump to Propose Historic Increase in Defense, Infrastructure Spending

Speaking from the White House to America’s governors Monday President Donald Trump gave a preview of his first budget, which will be submitted to Congress next month. He will go into further detail about his plans for the country during his inaugural State of the Union address tomorrow night. On the campaign trail, Trump repeatedly…