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Jason Hopkins | Energy Investigator/dailycaller An extensive report from the Environmental Protection Agency found that including ethanol into the U.S. gas ...

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Press Release from Phyllis Schlafly Eagles

News Alert from Phyllis Schlafly Eagles. Ed Martin, President | Helen Marie Taylor, Chairman | John Schlafly, Treasurer FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August ...

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Mike's Memo Week of August 13, 2018

    View this email in a browser Welcome to"Mike's Memo," an update on what's happening in the 48th Senatorial District and the State ...

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Barletta Speaks with Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Lou Barletta (PA-11) addressed members of the Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers Association, an organization with 345 ...

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Chicago Activists Demand the Resignation of Mayor Rahm Emanuel

                  Patriotic Viral News Let’s get this straight. The left wants to get rid of Trump for saying mean things. Even while ...

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'He's Closed 50 Schools': Fmr Dem Activist Tells Chicago Mayor to Resign After Bloody Weekend

MADISON DIBBLE | IJR Fox Business/YouTube/Joshua Lott/Getty Images After a bloody weekend in Chicago, the Rev. Ira Acree called for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to step down ...

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1,700 Shootings in Chicago Since January -- 318 People Killed

By Michael W. Chapman | cnsnews (YouTube) Over the weekend, 74 people were shot in Chicago and 11 died, and since January 1, 2018, there ...

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 GARY DEMAR /Godfather Politics Chicago is a perpetual crime scene. There are more Americans killed in the city of Chicago than ...

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ANDREW WEST/keepandbear For well over a generation now, Chicagoans have come of age in a near-lawless hellscape of gang violence and ...

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DAPHNE MOON /patriotchronicles According to the residents of crime-ridden Chicago, Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel is a crook and cares more about non-legal immigrants ...

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Alternative Energy Is Likely to See a Big Boost in Taxpayer-Funded Subsidies During Lame-Duck Session


By Nicolas Loris / /at The Daily Signal

Nicolas Loris, an economist, focuses on energy, environmental and regulatory issues as the Herbert and Joyce Morgan fellow at The Heritage Foundation.

Instead of driving technological improvements to lower costs, a company may settle for producing a technology that is just barely competitive with the government’s help. (Photo: Francis Joseph Dean/Deanpicture/Newscom)

Members of Congress are preparing to be quite active during the lame-duck session. That’s good news for cronies who want to use the political system to secure handouts but bad news for taxpayers and the economy.

The targeted tax credits Congress is considering include windfalls for hybrid solar lighting systems, fuel cells, geothermal, biomass, combined heat and power systems, and

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Obama Administration Promotes Student Aid as College Costs Remain High


By Fred Lucas / /at The Daily Signal

Fred Lucas is the White House correspondent for The Daily Signal

President Barack Obama signs a bill to cut student loan interest on Aug. 9. 2013, one piece of his legacy regarding higher education. (Photo: Ron Sachs/CNP/AdMedia)

President Barack Obama greatly increased financial assistance for college students since 2008, but the cost of higher education and student debt still climbs and graduation rates have remained flat.

In the 2007-2008 academic year, the average combined tuition and fees for public four-year colleges and universities were $15,530, according to the College Board, a higher education survey group. By the 2015-2016 academic year, that price increased to $19,550.

“One of the biggest drivers for the

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25 Obama Regulations Cost Taxpayers $348.7 Billion


From the Washington Free Beacon

McCain releases report exposing Obama administration red tape AP BY: Elizabeth Harrington is a staff writer for the Washington Free Beacon.

Regulations issued under the Obama administration could cost taxpayers roughly $350 billion, according to a new report released by Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.).

McCain highlighted 25 major final and pending regulatory actions, including the president’s health care law and numerous new rules from the Environmental Protection Agency, and noted how they affect the state he represents.

“Over the last eight years under the Obama administration, and especially since the president’s 2014 State of the Union address when he committed to using his ‘pen and

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Taxpayers Don’t Realize They’re Paying Billions to Service the National Debt


By Mollie McNeill / /at The Daily Signal

Mollie McNeill is a research assistant with economic and budget policy at The Heritage Foundation.

If Congress is going to get a handle on net interest payments and the national debt as a whole, it must tackle mandatory entitlement programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. (Photo: John Woodworth/robertharding/Newscom)


This past spring, Netflix—the beloved online video streaming service—announced it would raise its monthly subscription fees.

The first price hike in June cost between $1 and $2 per month. One consumer was angry enough to file a class action lawsuit. This discontent is typical when consumers feel the impact of higher payments directly. But when costs go up and

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8.1 Million Taxpayers Paid $1.7 Billion in Obamacare Penalties in 2014



New data reveals $200 million more in penalties than previous estimates



Ali Meyer is a staff writer with the Washington Free Beacon covering economic issues that expose government waste, fraud, and abuse.


Nearly 8.1 million taxpayers paid $1,694,088,000 in Obamacare penalties for not having health insurance in 2014, the first year the penalty was in effect, according to the most recent data from the Internal Revenue Service.

“Beginning in 2014, the Affordable Care Act required that individuals must have had health care coverage, qualified for a health coverage exemption, or made a shared responsibility payment with a tax return,” the

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GOP-Controlled Senate Passes Spending Bill Without Conservative Policy Riders


By Philip Wegmann / /at The Daily Signal.

Philip Wegmann is the congressional correspondent for The Daily Signal.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., quarterbacked an effort to pass a short-term continuing resolution just three days before the federal government’s spending authority expired, Oct. 1. (Photo:Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Newscom)


Three days before the federal government’s spending authority expired, the Senate advanced a 10-week continuing resolution by a 72-26 vote, putting spending on autopilot and avoiding a looming government shutdown.

The makeshift spending agreement allows lawmakers in the upper chamber to skip Capitol Hill for the campaign trail with barely a month before the November elections.

The package was scheduled for a 1 a.m. vote Thursday morning in the House

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The Trick Lawmakers Use to Hide Their Wasteful Spending


By Jim DeMint / /at The Daily Signal

Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint rose from modest South Carolina roots and a career in marketing to build and lead a resurgent conservative movement.

Congress, assembled here for the State of the Union, often turns to a short-term patch, known as a continuing resolution, to fund the government until reconvening in January. (Photo: Jeff Malet Photography /Newscom)


Imagine, for a moment, that you’re running a restaurant (and if you are already, congratulations). Imagine, further, that every month you serve more and more of your food, but never restock the groceries, and never come up with a plan to buy more. At some point, your restaurant is going to hit a wall:

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Weekly Updates–From the Commonwealth Foundation


Monday, October 3, 2016

Dear CF Friend,

I wanted to share three pieces of important news that happened last week.

First: For the first time, Pennsylvanians are getting a look at the true cost of government union contracts before they’re finalized! As a result of Act 15 of 2016, the Independent Fiscal Office released its first analyses of pending contracts. That’s the good news. The bad news: These contracts will cost taxpayers more.

Check out our take on the contracts, and what should still be done to protect taxpayers.

Second: On Tuesday, the House Finance Committee voted 19-4 to repeal the 40 percent tax on vape shops that threatens to drive hundreds of shops out of business and costs

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