White House Responds to the Predictably Dour CBO Score of the American Healthcare Act

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  Within an hour of the ‘non-partisan’ Congressional Budget Office’s report showing, among other things, that over 22 million Americans would lose their insurance coverage over the next decade, President Trump issued the following statement: The CBO has consistently proven it cannot accurately predict how healthcare legislation will impact insurance…

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63 Members of Tennessee House of Representatives Object to Passage of Nashville’s Proposed Sanctuary City Ordinance

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  Sixty-three members of the 99 member Tennessee House of Representatives, all Republicans, released a statement opposing the passage of a proposed sanctuary city ordinance by Metro Nashville Council. “With the Second Reading of the Ordinances filed by Metro Councilmen Bob Mendes and Colby Sledge having passed and a vote…

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Latinos For Tennessee Opposes Nashville’s Proposed ‘Sanctuary City’ Ordinance

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Latinos For Tennessee is opposing the “sanctuary city” ordinance being considered by Metro Council that would restrict cooperation with federal immigration officials in Nashville and Davidson County. The ordinance passed a second reading last week and will be considered for a final vote July 6. Tommy Vallejos, chairman of the conservative…

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Theresa May and Small Northern Ireland Party Strike Deal for Minority UK Government

British Prime Minister Theresa May struck a deal on Monday to prop up her minority government with the support of a small Northern Irish Protestant party. After May lost her majority in parliament on June 8 with a failed gamble on a snap election, she tried to secure the backing…

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Republican Congressman Steve Scalise, Injured in Shooting, Upgraded to Fair Condition and Moved Out of Intensive Care

U.S. Representative Steve Scalise, who was shot and seriously injured in an attack on Republican lawmakers last week, is in fair condition and was moved out of the intensive care unit earlier this week, hospital officials said Saturday. The Louisiana lawmaker, a member of the House Republican leadership, has had…

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The Soft-Spot in Trump’s Immigration Shift: Workplace Raids

Although President Donald Trump’s administration has presided over a sharp decline in illegal border crossings and taken the shackles off of Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, it apparently has done little to crack down on businesses that hire illegal immigrants. ICE officials said they did not have statistics for the…

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Retired Marine Staff Sergeant and Trump Supporter Kat Gates-Skipper Honors Wounded Veterans at Warren County GOP Event

  Kathryn “Kat” Gates-Skipper, a 20-year Marine Corps veteran and early supporter of President Donald Trump, whose campaign she served as a veterans advocate, was the featured speaker at the Warren County Republican Party Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner Saturday night at the Westwood Church of Christ in McMinville. Warren County Republican…

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Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett Says He’s Not Running For Governor, But Guarantees He Will Be On The Ballot In 14 Months

RUTLEDGE, Tennessee – At the Grainger County GOP Lincoln Day Dinner Saturday evening, Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, invited to speak during the “Comments From 2018 Candidates and Political Guests” portion of the agenda, after joking that “These primaries make everybody nervous,” ended the suspense when he said, “I’m not…

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British Parliament Targeted With ‘Sustained And Determined’ Cyberattack

Hackers have attempted to breach internet accounts associated with the U.K. Parliament, British authorities said Saturday, triggering a security response that left lawmakers unable to access their emails outside of Westminster this weekend. The Houses of Parliament “discovered unauthorized attempts to access accounts of parliamentary network users” and is actively…

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Mae Beavers at Grainger County GOP Lincoln Day Dinner: ‘Illegals Are Costing Us Somewhere Between $400 to $600 Million A Year’

RUTLEDGE, Tennessee — In her remarks as a gubernatorial candidate at the Grainger County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner Saturday night, Sen. Mae Beavers (R-Mt. Juliet) relayed her strong voting record against special privileges for illegal aliens, and reported that, “Illegals are costing us somewhere between $400 to $600 million…

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Pentagon Has Greater Autonomy and Decision-Making Authority Under President Trump

Pentagon officials are welcoming the greater autonomy and decision-making authority under President Trump, after what they say were years of Obama administration micromanaging. Within the hallways and offices of the Pentagon, top military brass and national security leaders have lauded the actions taken by the Trump administration, saying privately that…

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Commentary: Democrats in Disarray Over Pelosi and Party’s Future

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Just days after their Party received a crushing blow in a special election for Georgia’s Sixth district, Democratic lawmakers struggled to agree on a way forward to repair their party’s electoral fortunes. On the Sunday shows, Democratic members of Congress particularly clashed over whether House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi should…

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Trump: ‘Resist’ Movement Has Backfired on Democrats by Turning Off Voters with ‘Terrible’ Message

President Trump said Sunday that the left’s “resist” campaign has backfired on Democrats by saddling them with a “terrible theme” that voters are rejecting. “That’s a terrible word. Think of it. Their theme is ‘resist.’ Their theme should be, ‘Let’s get together. Envelop. Let’s get together,’” Mr. Trump said in…

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Sen. Bernie Sanders Rips California Democrats for Pulling $400 Billion Single-Payer Bill, Asks Supporters to Pressure State Legislature

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders lashed out Saturday at California Democrats for shelving an ambitious single-payer bill, urging them to vote on the health-care legislation estimated to cost $400 billion per year. California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon announced Friday that Senate Bill 562 had been pulled indefinitely because it “does not…

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Gubernatorial Candidate Randy Boyd Donated $250,000 to La Raza Affiliate And Has Not Renounced Nashville Sanctuary City Ordinance

  Almost immediately after the Metro Nashville Council voted on second reading to pass a sanctuary city ordinance last week, Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06), State Rep. Judd Matheny (R-Tullahoma) and gubernatorial candidates, Mae Beavers and Bill Lee, issued strong rebukes to the city’s move to violate federal and state law. The Randy Boyd…

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