Month: February 2018

Gowdy Takes Up Whistle-Blower Complaint on Ben Carson’s Spending

GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy is calling Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson on the carpet for his reported spending spree on office furniture and retaliation against an agency employee, the Washington Examiner reported.The South Carolina lawmaker…

‘Marsy’s Law’ changes may go on June ballot in South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The Senate has approved a measure that would ask June primary voters to make changes to a constitutional bill of rights for crime victims previously passed at the ballot. The chamber voted 27-8 Wednesday for a proposal to alter the …

Walmart sets age of 21 to buy firearms, ammunition

NEW YORK (AP) – Walmart says it will no longer sell firearms and ammunition to people younger than 21. The retailer’s new policy comes after Dick’s Sporting Goods announced earlier Wednesday that it would restrict the sale of firearms to those under 21…

California bill would raise age for long-gun purchases to 21

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – A California senator wants to raise the age for buying rifles and shotguns from 18 to 21. Democratic Sen. Anthony Portantino of La Canada Flintridge introduced the legislation Wednesday in response to the mid-February high sch…

A Night For Freedom’s big tent

There are many competing movements vying for the soul of the Republican Party. One only has to look at the overwhelming success of the Trump presidency to see that the GOP had been neglecting Middle America in favor of the open-border, cheap labor glob…

Inside the Beltway:’Senator’ Michael Savage elaborates on possible run

Talk radio kingpin Michael Savage says he has a week to make up his mind about a big career change. Should he run for the U.S. Senate seat in California, to oppose Sen. Dianne Feinstein, now seeking her fifth term in office? His 7 million listeners are…

Pennsylvania mayor’s corruption trial in hands of jury

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Jurors have begun deliberations in the case against the mayor of Pennsylvania’s third-largest city who’s accused of selling his office to campaign donors. Democratic Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski faces charges including fraud, brib…

The Latest: Alaska lawmakers weigh gun protective order bill

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The Latest on a gun protective order bill before the Alaska Legislature (all times local): 2:05 p.m. An Alaska legislative committee is hearing legislation that would allow authorities to temporarily take guns from people deemed t…

Trump faster than Reagan at accomplishing conservative agenda

A new report from the Heritage Foundation shows President Trump has successfully advanced 64 percent of his agenda, faster than President Ronald Reagan’s pace at the same point. How did they determine that? The Heritage Foundation developed 334 “unique…