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Wednesday, November 22, 2017 -- Be Thankful

Be Thankful

I love Thanksgiving.  It's not just a day off work, a day devoted to parades and football, not even to turkeys and pumpkin pies. As the name makes clear, it is about giving thanks to God for the blessings we enjoy.

Thanksgiving traces its origins back to the Pilgrims -- those hardy pioneers who arrived on the shores of North America and, against all odds, carved a nation out of the wilderness. They came to the New World not seeking...

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017 -- What Did She Do, Kudos To Walker, What About Jones

What Did She Do?
Remember Lois Lerner?  She was the IRS official in charge of ensuring that conservative Tea Party organizations were subjected to extra scrutiny and harassment. 
First she admitted that the IRS had engaged in illegal activity and she...

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Monday, November 20, 2017 -- Fallen Heroes, Great Disrespect, Undisputed Leader

Fallen Heroes
Last week, Detective Sean Suiter was shot in the head and killed while investigating a murder in Baltimore. 
Friday, Officer Brian...

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Friday, November 17, 2017 -- D.C. Rocked, Raging Bull, Kudos To Grassley

D.C. Rocked
Shocking allegations against Senator Al Franken (D-MN) rocked Washington, D.C., yesterday.  Leeann Tweeden, a news anchor for KABC in Los Angeles, came forward with accusations that Sen. Franken sexually assaulted her during a 2006 USO tour.  A second woman, Melanie Morgan,...

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Thursday, November 16, 2017 -- A Big Win, Chutzpah, Good News, Thank You President Trump

A Big Win
The House of Representatives today passed the first major tax reform bill since the Reagan era.  The vote was 227-to-205. 
No Democrats voted for the bill. Of the 13 Republicans who voted against it, 12 came from three high-tax blue states:  California, New Jersey and New York.  They were opposed to the elimination of the deduction for state income taxes and...

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017 -- Priorities, Trump Returns, Impeachment, The Moore Mess

Contrast In Priorities
In a previous report discussing the competing congressional tax reform plans, I noted that the failure to repeal Obamacare severely limited the scope of tax reform.  That frustrating reality apparently got to President Trump.  Monday, while still on his Asia tour, he tweeted this:
"I am proud of the Rep. House & Senate for working so...

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017 -- Legal News, Planned Parenthood, #NotMyHero

Legal News
President Trump won a minor victory yesterday in a surprising venue.  The liberal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower court injunction and allowed the administration to begin enforcement of the president's latest order restricting immigration from six countries that are hotbeds of radical Islamic terrorism: Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen.
The Trump...

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Monday, November 13, 2017 - Hacks Hit Back, Abandoning The Dream, The Moore Mess

"Hacks" Hit Back
Speaking to reporters on Air Force One this weekend, President Trump slammed former intelligence chiefs John Brennan, James Clapper and James Comey as "political hacks."  The president also called Comey a "liar" and a "leaker."
Yesterday, the "hacks" hit back.  Speaking on CNN, former CIA Director John Brennan...

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Friday, November 10, 2017 -- Honoring Our Veterans

Honoring Our Veterans

Saturday is Veterans Day. Communities across the country will honor our military veterans for their service and sacrifice.

The day originally began as Armistice Day to mark the 11 AM ceasefire on November 11, 1918, that ended World War I.  Congress voted to change the name to Veterans Day in 1954 to commemorate the veterans of all our wars.
Sadly, we are living in an era of increasing hostility toward...

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Thursday, November 9, 2017 -- Dueling Plans, Standing Strong, Left-wing Nonsense

Dueling Tax Plans
Senate Republicans met today to hear the outlines of a tax reform plan being drafted by Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.  The broad outlines generally mirror the House plan, but there are some significant differences.  For example:

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