Study: 21,000 Have Died Waiting for Medicaid

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BY: Charles Fain Lehman At least 21,000 Americans have died waiting to enroll in Medicaid, thanks in part to the expansion of the government healthcare program under Obamacare, according to a recently released report from the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA). Medicaid waiting lists currently sit around 650,000 individuals, FGA estimates. By contrast, more than 28 million able-bodied […]

WaPo Gives Sanders Four Pinocchios for False ‘Gun Show Loophole’ Claim

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BY: Conor Beck The Washington Post‘s fact-checker gave Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) four Pinocchios, its worst rating, for inaccurate claims he made about gun sales without background checks. Sanders said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday that “We have to end the absurdity of the gun show loophole. Forty percent of the guns in this country are […]

Federal Prosecutors Expected to Bring Charges That Could Tie MS-13 to Ohio Killings

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BY: Jack Heretik Federal prosecutors are expected to bring more indictments against members of the transnational drug gang MS-13 that could connect them to homicides in central Ohio. The indictments could allow the U.S. attorney general’s office to request the death penalty for members of the notorious gang, which is based primarily out of El Salvador but has […]

Ellison Attended Private Dinner With Iranian President and Louis Farrakhan in 2013

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BY: Alex Griswold Rep. Keith Ellison (D., Minn.), deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee, attended a private event with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in 2013, according to a newly resurfaced report. Anti-bigotry organizations have long pegged Farrakhan as both racist and anti-Semitic, citing his praise of Adolf Hitler, his […]

ICE Arrests Hit Three-Year High Under Trump

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BY: Charles Fain Lehman After declining precipitously since 2009, arrests made by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) rose 30 percent in the first full year of President Donald Trump’s administration, an analysis released Thursday by the Pew Research Center revealed. ICE agents made a total of 143,470 arrests in fiscal year 2017, as compared against […]

Second Texas County Faces Lawsuit for Withholding Records of Noncitizens Registered to Vote

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BY:  Joe Schoffstall A public interest election group is threatening to sue a Texas County over its refusal to release records dealing with noncitizens on their voter rolls, the second Texas County threatened with such a lawsuit this month. The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), a group that litigates to protect election integrity, sent a final notice to […]

U.S. Prison Population Drops for Third Year in a Row

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State and federal prison populations dropped in 2016, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced Wednesday, making three successive years of decline in the national incarceration rate. This decline led to the lowest rate of imprisonment (measured as commitment to a prison for more than one year) since 1997, when the rate was 450 prisoners […]

Federal Investigators Couldn’t Illegally Buy Guns Through Legitimate Websites Despite 72 Attempts

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BY: Stephen Gutowski Federal agents posing as criminals were unable to purchase any firearms from legitimate online marketplaces despite dozens of attempts over a two-year period. Between July 2015 and November 2017 investigators from the Government Accountability Office (GAO), following up on a congressional request, tried to make the illegal private gun purchases through a […]