Trump Administration Releases Final 2017 Report on Incarcerated Illegal Immigrants, Here’s What It Found

More than 1 in 5 of all federal inmates in the U.S. Bureau of Prisons are immigrants, as of the end of the fiscal year 2017, a federal report released Thursday said. The report also found that 94 percent of confirmed foreign-born inmates in federal incarceration were in the country illegally. The Justice Department and […]

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How George Washington’s Sterling Character Set an Example for the Ages

For most Americans, the 23rd of December has no particular significance. But an extraordinary event happened on that day in 1783 in Annapolis, Maryland, that stunned the world. Gen. George Washington stood before the Continental Congress in Maryland’s State House and resigned his commission as the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army. It changed the American […]

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Time for Trump Makeover of Liberal NPR and PBS

At the close of 2017, no less than seven prominent male hosts and editors of influential government-sponsored radio and television shows are out of work amid claims of sexual harassment. According to their accusers, the alleged Malevolent Seven are powerful pervs and creeps who’ve been running wild at NPR and PBS for decades, sponsored and […]

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How Trump Changed the Courts in 2017

Even before he was president, Donald Trump was clear about how he would prioritize putting constitutionalists on the courts. And now, at the end of 2017, we can see how his presidency is already having an effect on the courts. On May 17, 2016, then-candidate Trump did something unprecedented. He released a list of 11 […]

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Trump Administration Releases Final 2017 Report on Incarcerated Illegal Immigrants, Here’s What They Found

More than one in five of all federal inmates in the U.S. Bureau of Prisons are immigrants, as of the end of the fiscal year 2017, a federal report released Thursday said. The report also found that 94 percent of confirmed foreign-born inmates in federal incarceration were in the country illegally. The Justice Department and […]

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Fact Check: Did Republicans ‘Essentially’ Repeal Obamacare?

President Donald Trump claimed the GOP tax bill that Congress passed Wednesday “essentially” repeals Obamacare. “We—I hate to say this—but we essentially repealed Obamacare because we got rid of the individual mandate, which was terrible,” said Trump during remarks after passage of the bill. Verdict: False Republicans voted to repeal the individual mandate—the requirement that Americans buy health insurance or face a penalty—but […]

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Taxpayers Could See Benefits From GOP Tax Bill as Early as February

Taxpayers could see the benefits from Republicans’ tax reform as early as February, one tax expert says. “Certainly early next year, February probably, businesses will start deducting less from employees’ paychecks, and so there you will see a benefit, you will have higher take-home income when your employer is sending less of your money to […]

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How Big Is Your State’s Share of $6 Trillion in Unfunded Pension Liabilities?

Despite a solid year for investment returns, the unfunded liabilities of state and local government pension plans increased by $433 billion, the most recent estimate from the American Legislative Exchange Council shows. According to ALEC’s report—which uses more appropriate assumptions on investment returns than the plans use themselves—state and local governments’ unfunded liabilities now exceed […]

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