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News Release: Indiantown Gap National Cemetery to Honor Veterans on Armed Forces Day

Indiantown Gap National Cemetery to Honor Veterans on Armed Forces Day Bugles Across America Joins with Local High School Musicians for ...

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Barletta Welcomes SHINE Students to U.S. Capitol

Barletta Welcomes SHINE Students to U.S. Capitol Continues to lead bipartisan efforts on behalf of afterschool programs nationwide   WASHINGTON – Congressman Lou Barletta ...

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Jacksonville Business Wins Fight to Fly Military Flags – City Official Had Told Veteran His Service Didn’t Matter

By Rusty | Featured Contributor | THE POLITICAL INSIDER A Jacksonville business successfully won its battle with the city over their right to fly militaryflags, but ...

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How Democrats are Trying to Steal Seats from Republicans in 2018

                            ~ Conservative Zone With the midterms coming around the corner, Democrats are lining up new strategies to try to take conservative ...

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Cuomo's Parolee Voting Decree: Good Politics, Bad Policy

He's considering pardons for all 35,000 felons currently on parole in New York. He wants the votes. By Jordan Candler · ...

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Look Around You: Do You Still Think America Won the Cold War?

By Timothy Daughtry at Townhall The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com.   American teenagers march ...

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The Kids Should Vote, They Say

There's a growing and transparently agenda-driven movement to lower the voting age to 16. By Brian Mark Weber · at The Patriot ...

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Has giving leftists what they want made America better?

By Lloyd Marcus at Renew America Leftists have made huge gains in stripping Godly traditional principles and values from our ...

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President Trump and the Attorney-Client Privilege

By Judge Andrew Napolitano from Townhall The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com.   A few ...

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After Giuliani Joins Trump, Comey Admits Ordering Investigation Because of Rudy

BY JOE SAUNDERS /Conservative Tribune Call it a pre-emptive smear. With former FBI Director James Comey’s book tour going from media blitz to media bust, ...

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Does Your State Have an Estate or Inheritance Tax?

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Morgan Scarboro

In addition to the federal estate tax of 40 percent, some states impose an additional estate or inheritance tax. Twelve states and the District of Columbia impose an estate tax while six states have an inheritance tax. Maryland is the only state in the country to impose both.

Washington state’s 20 percent rate is the highest estate tax rate in the nation; eight states and DC are next with a top rate of 16 percent. Three states match the federal exemption level of $11.2 million.

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Tax Freedom Day 2018 is April 19th

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Key Findings Tax Freedom Day is a significant date for taxpayers and lawmakers because it represents how long Americans as a whole have to work in order to pay the nation’s tax burden. This year, Tax Freedom Day falls on April 19, 109 days into 2018. Tax Freedom Day will be three days earlier than it was in 2017, in large part due to the recent federal tax law, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which significantly lowered federal individual and corporate income taxes. In 2018, Americans will pay $3.4 trillion in federal taxes and $1.8 trillion in state and local taxes, for a total bill of $5.2 trillion, or 30 percent of the nation’s income. Americans will collectively

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Government Controlled Companies Got A $4 Billion Bailout Last Week – And Nobody Noticed

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By Matt | Contributor | THE POLITICAL INSIDER

The Federal government wrote a $4 billion check to two American companies on Friday, and not a single publication bothered to report it.

The mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac make more money per employee than any other company in America – and for the past decade, have been 100% under government control.

The tale of Fannie and Freddie is a reminder that “temporary” government help is seldom temporary. The two companies initially agreed to take $187 billion in bailout funds during the financial crisis in 2008, which they’d pay back with 10% interest. The two firms returned to profitability sooner than expected from the financial crisis, so

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America’s Cloward-Piven Approach to Illegal Immigration

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In order to get what they want, leftists are deliberately crashing the entire system to create chaos.

By Arnold Ahlert · at The Patriot Post/ https://patriotpost.us/articles/54900-americas-cloward-piven-approach-to-illegal-immigration

In 1966, Columbia University sociologists Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven formulated the Cloward-Piven Strategy. It was a plan to overthrow America’s capitalist system by overloading the welfare state bureaucracy with demands that were impossible to meet, thereby precipitating a revolution. That was then. Today, there is another ongoing effort to “crash the system.” But not with welfare recipients. Instead, the foot soldiers exploited by Democrats, their media allies, and more than a few Republicans, are illegal aliens.

How does one foment a revolution? First, give its foot soldiers a veneer of legitimacy. In 2013,

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These 5 Horrible Bureaucrats Beat the Clock and Kept Their Pensions

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Federal employees who retire before their infractions are discovered or prosecuted often are able to keep their retirement benefits. (Photo: jasastyle/Getty Images)

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John York is a research assistant in the B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics at The Heritage Foundation.

The firing of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe days before his retirement was a rare case of justice.

Both the Justice Department inspector general and the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility found that “McCabe had made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and lacked candor—including under oath—on multiple occasions.” Even one Democratic politician conceded that McCabe’s firing “may have been

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Americans Don’t Want Obamacare Bailouts

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Sixty-one percent of Americans oppose giving bailouts to insurers to temporarily lower premiums, according to a recent Heritage Foundation poll. (Photo: pichitstocker/Getty Images)

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Mike Lee is a Republican senator from Utah.

The Republican Congress that was elected to repeal Obamacare is now considering bailing it out. It shouldn’t.

Earlier this month, America’s Health Insurance Plans, the lobbying arm of the health insurance industry, sent a letter to the Republican leadership demanding billions of dollars in new subsidies for Obamacare insurance policies.

The letter did not mention that health insurance companies are already enjoying record high profits without

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Democrats rally to help former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe still get $1.8 million pension

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Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe is shown here testifying before a House Appropriations subcommittee meeting in June 2017 in Washington, DC. McCabe became acting director in May, following President Trump’s dismissal of James Comey. (Pete Marovich/Getty

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Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe won’t lose his $1.8 million pension benefits if fellow Democrat supporters have their way.

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired McCabe Friday, just two days before his retirement was set to take effect, according to published reports.

Fellow Democrats rushed to McCabe’s defense, and some even offered him a job so he can still collect his pension.

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The National Debt: Far Worse Than You Realize

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At $88.9 trillion, the DC Swamp, it turns out, is far deeper and wider than anyone thought possible.

By Jordan Candler · at The Patriot Post/https://patriotpost.us/articles/54687-the-national-debt-far-worse-than-you-realize

You’ve heard the adage — if the government functioned like a home or corporation does, its balance sheet would be so convoluted and full of red ink that it would utterly fail. A person’s ability to keep a home or business afloat is entirely contingent on their financial literacy and managing proficiency.

The federal government, however, is not bound by the same rules. Not only does it operate with deep and worsening deficits, but its true financial condition is disguised by shady and elusive accounting metrics. The headline national debt is nearing $21 trillion, but the truth

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