Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Thanks to GOP, Washington's Summer Spending Spree Has Started

The Daily Signal
May 25, 2016
Good morning from Washington, where lawmakers continue to rack up debt faster than an irresponsible teen with a new credit card. Phil Wegmann looks at an appropriations bill in the House, and Genevieve Wood details the spending insanity. Melissa Quinn reports that The Daily Signal's favorite dairy farmer, Randy Sowers, is going to Capitol Hill to speak out about civil asset forfeiture. Plus: Nick Loris on "Game of Thrones" and climate change, and Riley Walters doles out advice on how to end the TSA's long lines nightmare.
Commentary

Thanks to GOP, Washington's Summer Spending Spree Has Started


Congress couldn't agree on a budget deal earlier this spring, but that isn't stopping them from passing spending bills at historic levels.
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News

'An Abuse of Power': Lawmakers to Face IRS After Thousands Seized From Small Business Owners


In 2012, two federal agents told dairy farmer Randy Sowers that the Internal Revenue Service was seizing more than $60,000 from his farm's bank account under a subset of civil forfeiture laws governing cash transactions.
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Analysis

3 Ways TSA Could Improve Wait Times


Our current airport security process has become a running joke (along with long waits at the DMV or the "simplicity" of doing taxes). Here are a few measures that could increase security at airports while shortening the wait time.
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News

House May Follow Senate, Advance Appropriations Bill That Spends More Than Obama Requested


The White House has threatened to veto the House's energy and water appropriations bill, which spends more than President Barack Obama requested, but contains provisions that restrict government power.
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Commentary

Is 'Game of Thrones' Secretly About Global Warming?


A new video portrays a theory that the hit fantasy drama "Game of Thrones" is actually all about catastrophic manmade global warming. However, a more accurate connection is that both are simply science fiction.
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