Inspector General Report Finds Agency’s Role in Choke Point ‘Limited’

An investigation into the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s role in Operation Choke Point, a program that critics say targeted gun sellers, found the agency’s involvement to be “limited,” but issued significant recommendations to address issues “engrained” in the organization’s supervisory culture. ‘[W]e believe it is prudent for FDIC senior leadership to reiterate its revised policies […]

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The Washington Post’s Questionable Claim About a Community Health Center

The Washington Post published a questionable claim about a community health center in a story about an Ohio Planned Parenthood clinic. In a story published Tuesday titled “Planned Parenthood is a symbol. This is the reality of one Ohio clinic,” a Washington Post reporter shared anecdotal stories about a day she spent at a Planned Parenthood clinic […]

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North Korea Restarts Nuclear Weapons Facility, Hints at Nuclear Test

For the second day in a row, Pyongyang raised the ante on rhetoric suggesting it might conduct a prohibited nuclear or missile test in violation of numerous United Nations resolutions. North Korea may conduct either test to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Korea Workers Party on October 10. While satellite imagery previously […]

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Five Years After the Recession, Only 21% of Small Businesses Say They’ve Recovered

More than five years after the end of the “Great Recession,” only 21 percent of small businesses* say they have fully recovered. During the recession, lack of sales ranked as the top problem small business faced. Taxes placed second, and “government regulations and red tape” placed third. And since 2012, at least one in five […]

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Remembering 9/11 During America’s War on ISIS

U.S. ARMED FORCES, Southwest Asia—For the 14th year in a row, a wartime U.S. military remembered the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. But this was the first 9/11 anniversary for U.S. military members deployed as part of Operation Inherent Resolve—the U.S.-led air war against ISIS in Syria and Iraq. On Friday, as the sun beat […]

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Palin, Cruz Criticize Iran Deal at Rally

Protesters coalesced on Capitol Hill Wednesday to rail against the Iran nuclear agreement during a rally that drew a slew of conservative heavyweights, including Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin. Cruz labeled the deal “catastrophic” and the “single greatest national security threat to America,” evoking cheers from the hundreds who […]

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Five Questions Sen. James Lankford Wants Obama to Answer About His Immigration Actions

Sen. James Lankford will send a letter to the White House on Thursday asking the president to clarify his remarks that there will be “consequences” for government officials who do not comply with his executive order on immigration. This is the second attempt Lankford, R-Okla., has made to have President Barack Obama explain his statement. […]

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