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Boehner Border Bill Bites the Dust

Robert Romano

Failing to get the 217 votes needed to pass, Republican leaders on July 31 pulled the $659 million border supplemental off the floor of the House Representatives. Republicans opposed the measure as doing nothing to secure the border or prevent the White House from taking yet more executive actions to grant legal status to illegal immigrants.

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How to Grant Refugee Status to Illegal Aliens

Robert Romano

The nation was taken by surprise on July 28 by an Associated Press (AP) report stating that the Obama administration was planning to arbitrarily implement executive action that could suspend most deportations, grant legal status to millions presently here illegally, and excuse visa overstays.

Fort Trumbull neighborhood, New London, CT, USA. Bulldozed lot in foreground (stones in ground indicate former foundation) with Pfizer facility in background. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Further Expansion of Eminent Domain

Robert Romano

At issue is a proposal by the city of Richmond to seize securities backing mortgage loans that are worth less than homes were purchased for under eminent domain, and then rework the loan to the homeowner secured via separate, private financing. Bondholders would take significant losses on the mortgages, being unable to recover the original principal of the loans.

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GOP Adding More to the Welfare Rolls?

Robert Romano

This is welfare reform? The way out of poverty? Have Paul Ryan and House Republicans given up on creating jobs? Do they accept the new normal of slow growth and therefore the necessity of an ever-expanding welfare state?

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Chief Justice Roberts on ObamaCare: What Will He Do?

Robert Romano

With the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals and the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals issuing contradictory rulings on the question of whether Obamacare exchange subsidies can be given in states that decided to not set up their own exchanges under an IRS regulation, it appears all but inevitable that the case will ultimately wind up in the Supreme Court.

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ObamaCare, Intended and Unintended Consequences

Robert Romano

The Halbig v. Burwell decision found that Obamacare exchange subsidies cannot be given in states that decided to not set up their own exchanges under an IRS regulation. When the D.C. Circuit Court rules on this issue in full, and the Supreme Court gets a crack at it, it is not up to judges to allow an agency to rewrite a law to suit its implementation, or to rewrite it themselves.

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Rush Was Right: The War on the Suburbs

Robert Romano

“What better way to give a boost to the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Act and the remaking of American neighborhoods than to start injecting illegal immigrant populations into targeted cities and towns in the suburbs all across the country?” That was national radio talk show superhost Rush Limbaugh commenting on a Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulation, “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing.”

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HUD Plan to Resettle Millions of Illegal Aliens in Your Community

Robert Romano

Under a Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulation, “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing” we find a plan to resettle as many as 20 million illegal immigrants in specific communities as a pretext to tilt the political scales on the national and local political scenes to favor Democrats.

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IRS Email Subpoenas Expanding

Robert Romano

On June 27, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.) and Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Charles Boustany (R-La.) expanded its search for the missing Internal Revenue Service (IRS) emails relevant to the targeting of the tea party and other 501(c)(4) organizations. To that end, Camp and Boustany are subpoenaing the missing IRS emails to other federal offices, including the White House.

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Democrats Deliver for ‘Republican’ Cochran

Robert Romano

It is often said that politics makes for strange bedfellows. But it can also make for messy divorces. Case in point, the closely contested Mississippi Senate Republican primary, where 36-year incumbent Thad Cochran narrowly defeated conservative challenger Chris McDaniel...with the help of thousands of Democrats.

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Mike Rounds Lies about ObamaCare

Bob Ellis

During the U.S. Senate debate at Dakotafest yesterday, conservative candidate Gordon Howie pointed out that while Mike Rounds likes to talk as if he's a conservative and hates ObamaCare, Rounds actually worked to defeat Howie's attempt to protect South Dakota from ObamaCare in 2010.

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Gordon Howie: Mike Rounds Did Some Things Right

Bob Ellis

Political candidates don't usually admit when their opponents did something positive, but in this video, conservative U.S. Senate candidate Gordon Howie talks about some of the things RINO candidate Mike Rounds did that had positive results.

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Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist Exposes Transgenderism Propaganda

Bob Ellis

Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the former psychiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital and its current Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry, who has written six books and at least 125 peer-reviewed papers, recently exposed the lies of the pro-transgender propaganda movement. Dr. McHugh calls transgenderism what it is: a mental disorder.

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Thinking Reasonably, Part 1

Dale Pflug

Maybe people just don't know appreciate the importance of argument. The British Parliament is a wonderful example of how to argue. Sometimes fistfights even break out! You might call that "argument with style". Let's start with Webster's definition of the word itself. "Argument: a statement, reason, or fact for or against a point. An address or composition intended to convince or persuade". When you go back to the United States Founding Fathers, they were skilled users of argument.

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Patriotism: Something to Think About

Ricki Pepin

Most Americans today would call themselves patriots. Would you? But what does that mean…to be an American…to be a patriot? What is the basis for your self-description as a patriotic American? This is something to think about!

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