• News Media Distort Statistics on US Firearms Ownership and Mass Shootings, Gun Expert Lott Says

    News Media Distort Statistics on US Firearms Ownership and Mass Shootings, Gun Expert Lott Says

    In a discussion that gun rights activist John Lott Jr. had with an ABC News producer for a 2014 documentary special about the risks of having firearms in the home, the producer cited a gun ownership statistic that Lott knew to be wrong.

    The producer told him that gun ownership had been falling in the United States, but ABC News’ own survey, conducted with The Washington Post, showed that gun ownership actually had held steady.

    “Your own survey doesn’t show [that gun ownership is dropping],” he said he told the producer of the program, “Young Guns: A Diane Sawyer Special.” READ MORE...

  • ‘Pig Book’ Spotlights 232 Earmarks Amid Pork That Wastes Taxpayers’ Money

    ‘Pig Book’ Spotlights 232 Earmarks Amid Pork That Wastes Taxpayers’ Money

    All but a relative few farmers and other rural residents have had electricity and telephone service for a generation, but the U.S. government devoted $10 million in the current budget to a duplicative Rural Utilities Service program designed to help pay for energy costs.  

    Taxpayers continue to finance the program even though then-President Barack Obama tried to eliminate the High Energy Costs Program in 2013 because it duplicated the U.S. Electric Loan Program.

    The program buried in the Agriculture Department budget is brought to the surface in the “2018 Congressional Pig Book” compiled by Citizens Against Government Waste, a watchdog that has put together the catalog of pork, earmarks, and other questionable federal spending since 1991. READ MORE...

  • GOP Spokeswoman Underscores Importance of Border Wall

    GOP Spokeswoman Underscores Importance of Border Wall

    The wall promised by President Donald Trump at the southern border remains key to national security as Republican lawmakers debate two bills to reform the immigration system, top GOP spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany said in an exclusive interview with The Daily Signal, even as one immigration bill failed to pass Thursday and a vote on a more moderate proposal is scheduled for next week.

    “I’m so proud of the president for being firm” on the wall, McEnany, the former CNN commentator who is national spokeswoman for the Republican National Committee, said during the interview last Friday at the Young Women’s Leadership Summit held in Dallas by the conservative, millennial-focused group Turning Point USA. READ MORE...

  • Don’t Ignore the Grave Danger Unaccompanied Illegal Alien Children Face, Idaho Lawmaker Says

    Don’t Ignore the Grave Danger Unaccompanied Illegal Alien Children Face, Idaho Lawmaker Says

    Rep. Raul Labrador asked reporters and congressional staffers at a Thursday press conference, “If you were parents, would you send your child hundreds and hundreds of miles with [human] traffickers … that are evil people, that are doing harm to them during the trip?”

    “So, don’t just think about the kids in the detention facilities, think about all of the children [traveling to the border],” said Labrador, R-Idaho, a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus.

    Ahead of the first of two House votes on immigration legislation addressing both border security and the legal process for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients, Labrador expressed concern that if a tough immigration reform bill is not put in place, more and more children seeking asylum will be injured, sexually assaulted, or even killed on their journey to the border. READ MORE...

  • 60,000 ‘Dreamers’ Arrested but Allowed to Stay in US

    60,000 ‘Dreamers’ Arrested but Allowed to Stay in US

    About 60,000 illegal immigrants protected from deportation have been arrested but allowed to remain in the United States, including 10 accused of murder, the Department of Homeland Security announced Monday.

    The numbers cover the so-called Dreamers, illegal immigrants who are allowed to work in the U.S. and are shielded from deportation under an Obama administration program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.

    L. Francis Cissna, director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, told “Fox & Friends” exclusively that the 59,786 arrests—about 8 percent of DACA recipients—fell into categories ranging from “driving-related” offenses to drug-related crimes. READ MORE...

  • With Knife Crimes on Rise, British Judge Calls for Duller Kitchen Knives

    With Knife Crimes on Rise, British Judge Calls for Duller Kitchen Knives

    A veteran British judge says Britons should round off the tips of their large kitchen knives as a way to cut down on the rising number of knife attacks in England, which has strict gun controls.

    Judge Nicholas Madge made his proposal at his recent retirement ceremony after 77 knife-related incidents, including three deaths, occurred in Bedfordshire, England, over the prior two months, The Telegraph newspaper reported.

    “Why do we need 8-inch or 10-inch kitchen knives with points?” Madge said at the May 25 event. “Butchers and fishmongers do, but how often, if at all, does a domestic chef use the point of an 8-inch or 10-inch knife? Rarely, if at all.” READ MORE...

  • Government Agency Funds 'Trans Theater Works' With Taxpayer Dollars

    Government Agency Funds ‘Trans Theater Works’ With Taxpayer Dollars

    In funding theatrical productions aimed at increasing acceptance of transgender people the National Endowment for the Arts runs the risk of reigniting a long-dormant debate over federal spending on controversial arts projects that in the past prompted calls in Congress for the defunding of the NEA.

    Critics, however, say the federal government shouldn’t be in the business of  “promotion of a controversial ideology.”

    “The NEA is far out there on the [left side] of the ideological spectrum, and it is using federal dollars to support its main agenda,” said Emilie Kao, director of the Richard and Helen DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society at The Heritage Foundation. READ MORE...

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