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Poll: Basic freedoms important to most gun owners
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A new poll released by the Pew Research Center shows that gun owners – more so than those who don’t own guns – believe constitutional rights are essential to preserve freedom. The Washington Free Beacon has the full story: The Pew Research Center’s report on guns in America found that 94 percent of gun owners […]

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Conservatives respond to …
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… Governor Christie’s $200 million pork barrel spending budget giveaway “Governor Chris Christie has sold his political soul. After a failed extortion attempt to get Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey to fork over $300 million from their reserves to pay for his political pet projects, he has now capitulated to the pork barrel […]

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Anthem’s decision to not participate in Obamacare exchanges for IN and WI next year will leave residents ‘scrambling to find new plans and new doctors’
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Anthem announced yesterday that it would be leaving the Obamacare exchanges for Indiana and Wisconsin in 2018. The health insurance plan provider will still provide plans off the exchange for a select few counties in both states; however, purchasers will not be able to use tax subsidies for their coverages. The Washington Examiner has the […]

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Senate Republicans release healthcare bill that would supposedly “trim the fat”
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Early reports of the Senate healthcare bill released on Thursday say the bill would make changes to Medicaid, to tax credits for individuals purchasing plans, and would remove most of the taxes imposed by Obamacare. Similar to the House bill, the Senate bill aims to make some key changes to Obamacare including the removal of […]

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Rep. Jeff Denham: Integrating VA, DOD electronic health records system ‘paramount’ to fixing care gap
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Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) says the Trump administration decision to integrate the Department of Veterans Affairs electronic health records system with the same system used by the Department of Defense is exactly the kind of update that is overdue and a move that will help fulfill our commitment to ‘accessible, timely and quality healthcare’ for […]

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke: Trump’s budget plan ‘is what a balanced budget looks like’
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“This is what a balanced budget looks like,” Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said, remaining on-topic as he stood strong supporting Trump’s $1.6 billion in funding cuts while liberals from several committees peppered Zinke with questions regarding Trump and other questions unrelated to the budget. The Washington Post has the commentary: “I support […]

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Weekly Action Items for the week of June 19th – 23rd
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Sometimes, it’s no fun being right. Back in 2009 and 2010, we predicted that ObamaCare would cause people to lose their insurance, would make our healthcare system more bureaucratic and less patient-centered, would cause the price of insurance to rise dramatically, and would force people to lose their doctors. On each of those fronts, we […]

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Jenny Beth’s Journal: U.S. is ‘losing its edge as the leader in innovation’
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Property and patent rights have taken a hit in the U.S. – so much so that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Intellectual Property Center announced the U.S. dropped to tenth place in its annual worldwide ranking of countries that protect patent rights. Our government needs to empower – not discourage – individuals to create […]

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Sen. Grassley: Trump’s pick to lead immigration benefits agency ‘is truly an immigration expert’
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Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee today voted to send Lee Francis Cissna’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services director nomination to the floor for a final vote in the Senate. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) heralded the nominee as an “immigration expert.” The Washington Times has the details: “He is truly an […]

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Jenny Beth’s Journal: American “comedians” stooping to ‘new depths of incivility’
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The political rhetoric that permeates American late-night “comedy” has reached a new low, as liberal pundits attack their political opponents using the same – and worse! – vulgarities those same liberal pundits use as ammunition to condemn their opponents. Basically, if you’re a liberal attacking conservatives, anything goes in today’s society; that needs to change, […]

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DHS rescinds DAPA policy that would have shielded illegal-immigrant parents whose children are lawful residents
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The Department of Homeland Security this week rescinded DAPA, an Obama-era immigration policy that – if it weren’t in limbo per a Supreme Court stay on a lower-court injunction – would have authorized three-year work permits for the illegal-immigrant parents of children who are lawful U.S. residents. The Washington Examiner has the details: DHS Secretary […]

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