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  • GOP Must Correct At Least Four Shortcomings of the House Bill

    11/11/2017 1:03:56 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Club for Growth ^ | November 7, 2017 | Rachael Slobodien
    Washington, DC – Today, Club for Growth President David McIntosh issued the following statement as the House Ways and Means Committee continues to mark up the “Tax Cuts and Jobs” bill:“While the corporate tax cut will lead to some increase in our nation’s GDP, the rest of the provisions on individual taxpayers fails the pro-growth test,” Club for Growth President David McIntosh stated.“Republicans must correct at least four serious shortcomings of the House bill to follow through on campaign promises and to bring our nation closer to a tax reform proposal that is truly pro-growth.“1: millionaires’ tax rate: House Republicans...
  • Senate Republican tax plan may eliminate property tax deductions and delay corporate cut

    11/08/2017 7:28:05 PM PST · by Mariner · 144 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | November 8th, 2017 | Lisa Mascaro and Jim Puzzanghera
    As they prepare to unveil their own sweeping tax plan, Senate Republicans are revisiting key provisions of the GOP House proposal, including possibly eliminating property tax deductions as well as state income tax deductions, increasing the size of child-care credits, offering more help to small businesses and having corporate tax cuts phase in or expire, according to those familiar with the negotiations. The final outline of the Senate plan, scheduled to be released Thursday, remained a work in progress, officials cautioned. Everything is on the table, said one Republican official Tuesday evening, who did not want to be identified discussing...
  • House Passes the Budget, Now on to Tax Reform!

    10/26/2017 1:39:02 PM PDT · by davikkm · 7 replies
    IWB ^ | Robert Carbery
    The GOP are honing in on a legislative victory at last. Republicans are learning their lessons from the healthcare fight. They need a unified plan to achieve real, lasting tax reform. It has been a struggle just to get this far though. The September 27 tax framework released by the White House and GOP leaders included some clear goals, such as setting a corporate tax rate of 20 percent and cutting tax rates on businesses and individuals. However, it failed to offer answers to some looming questions, like where to set income brackets or which corporate tax breaks should be...
  • Fox News Poll: Dems +15 in generic ballot

    10/26/2017 4:04:38 AM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 109 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 25, 2017 | Avery Anapol
    Democratic candidates lead by 15 points in a hypothetical matchup for the 2018 midterm elections, according to a new Fox News poll. In the survey, 50 percent of respondents said that if the election for Congress were held today, they would vote for the Democratic candidate. Only 35 percent said they would vote for a Republican. About a year ago, the same question showed voters evenly split, with 45 percent saying they would vote for a Democrat, and 45 percent saying they would vote Republican.
  • U.S. House Speaker: Justice Department must hand over documents on Trump dossier - Reuters interview

    10/25/2017 7:16:16 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 57 replies
    Reuters ^ | 25 Oct 2017
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Department of Justice needs to immediately give Congress documents related to the funding of a dossier on Donald Trump during the presidential campaign, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Wednesday, saying the department and the FBI were stonewalling. Weve had these document requests with the administration, with the FBI in particular, for a long time and theyve been stonewalling, Ryan told Reuters in an interview, adding that the department and the FBI needs to comply with Congress documents requests and they need to do it immediately. Ryan was responding to a question about a Washington...
  • House GOP leaders open probe into FBI's handling of Clinton investigation

    10/24/2017 9:52:22 AM PDT · by bitt · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | Oct. 24, 2017 | Oliver Beavers
    The chairmen of the House Judiciary and Oversight committees announced on Tuesday a joint investigation into how the FBI handled last year's investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server. "Decisions made by the Department of Justice in 2016 have led to a host of outstanding questions that must be answered," House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) said in a joint statement. The two Republican leaders said they have questions about the FBI's decision to openly declare the bureau's investigation into Clinton's handling of classified information, while quietly investigating...
  • A Tale of Two Speakers

    10/13/2017 8:55:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | October 13, 2017 | Cherie Zaslawsky
    Americans are divided on what we want: the sovereign Republic bequeathed to us, along with liberty and our constitutional form of representative government, or an open-borders one-world socialist "utopia." Thanks to the radical left's long march through the institutions especially influential in our public schools and colleges many young people have eagerly embraced socialism or even communism. But there is one thing I believe we can all agree on: we don't want an oligarchy. Here's the rub: we don't know what an oligarchy looks like up close. Let me give you a few examples. Back in the summer...
  • Lawyers for Awans cite evidence of widespread procurement fraud by House Democrats

    10/08/2017 4:14:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 41 replies
    World Tribune ^ | 10/05/17 | Staff
    Imran Awan, his brothers and their associates were merely doing what they were ordered to do by Democratic members of Congress when the IT aides allegedly falsified records on how the members office budgets were spent, according to lawyers for Awan. **SNIP** One of Imrans lawyers, Aaron Page, who acknowledged the invoicing discrepancy on office equipment last month, told DCNF, This is just how things have been done for forever. This is what experienced members of Congress expect: to expedite things, they adjust the pricing. Luke Rosiak of DCNFs Investigative Group noted that If members or senior staff instructed IT...
  • Late Abortion Bill Deserves a Straight Up or Down Vote in the Senate

    10/04/2017 4:13:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 4, 2017 | Congressman Trent Frank
    Editor's Note: This column originally appeared on FoxNews.com.Editor's Note: This column originally appeared on FoxNews.com.After the third presidential debate, President Trump became the clear pro-life pick for president in 2016. Trump denounced the torturous and horrifying practice of partial-birth abortion, explaining the process with stomach-churning detail, while Hillary Clinton ‘robotically’ defended aborting the child in the ninth month. This moment was a turning point in the election. A quarter of Americans said that the debates were the ‘most important factor’ in their decision to vote. I strongly believe, as others have surmised, Trump’s pro-life commitments made the critical difference in his...
  • House Passes Pro-Life Bill Banning Late-Term Abortions After 20 Weeks

    10/03/2017 6:31:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 46 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 3 2017 | Steven Ertelt
    The House of Representatives today approved a pro-life bill that bans abortions from after 20-weeks of pregnancy up to the day of birth. The vote for the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act broke down on mostly partisan lines with Republicans supporting the ban on late-term abortions and Democrats opposing it. The House approved the bill on a 237-189 vote. Should the Senate approve the bill, President Donald Trump would sign the pro-life bill into law. Overwhelming majorities of Americanssome 60-64% according to pollsterssupport legal protection for pain-capable unborn children, said pro-life Congressman Chris Smith. Today we know that unborn...
  • U.S. House Vote On 20 Week Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Set for Today

    10/03/2017 12:44:25 PM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    operation rescue ^ | October 3 2017 | Cheryl Sullenger
    Washington, DC Today, the U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on H.R. 36, the 20 Week Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. If enacted, the bill would ban abortions at 20 weeks gestation and later because of the barbarity of dismembering or otherwise ending the life of a baby in the womb that can feel pain. We have been advocating for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act since Nebraska passed similar legislation in 2009, said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. This new law may not end abortion, but it will end some abortions and will save thousands...
  • Tax Reform Just Got Real. Why the GOP Tax Plan Is Great News for America.

    09/30/2017 7:45:37 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 69 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 27, 2017 | Adam Michel
    Bold tax reform got a big boost on Wednesday. Leaders in the House, the Senate, and the White House have all agreed on a tax outline, meaning a true update to our broken tax system could be imminent. First, the GOP tax plan framework would lower taxes for individual Americans. It would double the standard deduction for individuals and thereby expand the zero-percent bracket, and it would create three income tax brackets (down from seven): 12, 25, and 35 percent, respectively. Most simply, this will allow all Americans to keep more of their hard-earned money in their pockets. Importantly, the...
  • Paul Ryan Says US House will Fund Border Wall This Week

    09/13/2017 9:47:22 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 99 replies
    Youtube ^ | September 13, 2017 | James Hoft
    "Speaker Paul Ryan announced on Wednesday the US House will fund the Trump Border Wall this week."
  • Now this is ridiculous: $782,000 over asking for a house in Sunnyvale

    09/12/2017 2:22:13 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 70 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 9/12/17 | Richard Scheinin
    A house in Sunnyvale just sold for close to $800,000 over its listing price. Your eyes do not deceive you: The four-bed, two-bath house less than 2,000 square feet listed for $1,688,000 and sold for $2,470,000.
  • House Intelligence Committee Interviewing Susan Rice on Unmasking

    09/07/2017 8:20:40 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Sep 2017 | Kristina Wong
    The House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday is interviewing Susan Rice, former Obama national security adviser, on her role in unmasking Trump campaign and transition team members, a source confirmed to Breitbart News. Rices appearance was requested as part of the committees probe into unmasking the practice of requesting the identities of American citizens who are swept up during in surveillance of foreign officials communications. Americans identities are hidden to protect their privacy, but officials can request their identities, with the approval of a senior intelligence official. In April, several news outlets revealed that Rice had unmasked Trump campaign and...
  • Exclusive: Wasserman Schultz IT Staffer Suspected Of Espionage Still Has Access To House Email Syste

    Imran Awan’s still-active email address is linked to the name of a House staffer who specializes in intelligence and homeland security matters for Indiana Democratic Rep. André Carson. Court documents and emails obtained by TheDCNF show Awan used the address 123@mail.house.gov in addition to his standard imran.awan@mail.house.gov account. He and two of his Pakistani-born brothers, as well as his wife, are at the center of an FBI investigation over their IT work with dozens of Democratic congressional offices. Authorities shut down Awan’s standard email account Feb. 2, and he was arrested by the FBI at Dulles International Airport trying to...
  • Democrat IT Staffers on Intel Committee May Have Sold Classified Intel To Pakistan and Russia

    08/22/2017 4:14:44 PM PDT · by Former MSM Viewer · 61 replies
    The New York Post is reporting an evolution into the investigation of the indicted Awan family and colleagues who worked as Democrat staffers within the House Intelligence Committee and aides within the Super-Classified Congressional Intelligence Gang-of-Eight. Its jaw-dropping how much intelligence this crew would have access to.
  • House Intel Chair Suspends Staff Member

    10/19/2006 7:35:29 PM PDT · by Jewels1091 · 259 replies · 9,773+ views
    AP ^ | By KATHERINE SHRADER
    WASHINGTON -- House Intelligence Chairman Peter Hoekstra has suspended a Democratic staff member because of concerns he may have leaked a high-level intelligence assessment to The New York Times last month. In a letter obtained by The Associated Press Thursday night, Rep. Ray LaHood, R-Ill., a committee member, said that an unidentified staffer requested the document from National Intelligence Director John Negroponte three days before the Sept. 23 story about its conclusions
  • Editorial: A real scandal

    08/06/2017 2:05:22 PM PDT · by \/\/ayne · 22 replies
    Carteret County News-Times ^ | August 5, 2017 | Carteret County News-Times
    Aside from the make believe fake news scandals Democrats and their allies in the liberal press continue to push about Russia and President Trump, a real scandal involving cybersecurity issues has enveloped Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla. Ms. Schultz is the former chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee and a long-time crony of Hillary Clinton, the two-time loser in her bid to become president. At the heart of the scandal is Imran Awan, 37, a Pakistani-born Muslim. Hired as an information technologist by Rep. Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y., in 2004, he started working for Ms. Schultz in 2005. Spreading himself around,...
  • Judicial Watch Asks Trump Administration to End Congressional Obamacare Exemption

    07/22/2017 11:53:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | JUNE 23, 2017
    Judicial Watch requested the Trump administration stop members of Congress and their staff from unlawfully purchasing, with taxpayer subsidies, health insurance through the District of Columbias small business exchange. ... Because the ACA limits the purchase of insurance on a small business exchange to employees of small businesses and Congress is not a small business the ACA unequivocally requires that certain members of Congress and congressional employees purchase insurance on an individual exchange created either by their state of residence (or by the District, if they are a D.C. resident) or by the federal government for that state....