April 29, 2017

Report: Illegal Immigrant Border Crossings Declined By 93 Percent.

A new report shows that the number of illegal immigrants caught crossing the border has dropped by a stunning 93 percent since December. According to new numbers provided by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), around 16,000 people were apprehended illegally crossing the border in December, but only a little more than 1,100 were caught in March. DHS is crediting President Donald […]

FLASHBACK: When John Kerry Said Assad Destroyed “100 Percent” of His Chemical Weapons

When Syrian President Bashir al-Assad launched a chemical weapons attack on his own people in 2013, crossing President Obama’s red line and killing more than 1400 innocent civilians, a military response was put aside in favor of diplomatic talks. The talks prompted a promise from Assad to destroy 100 percent of his chemical weapons, which […]

Poll: Only 35 Percent of Americans Want to Live in Sanctuary Cities.

A small minority of likely Americans voters say they want to live in sanctuary cities where criminal illegal immigrants are shielded from federal immigration law. In a new Rasmussen poll, only 35 percent of Americans said they would like to live in a community that declared itself a “sanctuary city” while 52 percent would not. […]

Trump: Look, Obamacare is ‘Dead’ and I’m ‘100 Percent’ Behind Our Replacement Plan

Up first, a key nugget of news: Now that the Trump/Ryan healthcare bill narrowly cleared another hurdle in the budget committee this week (more on that in a moment), it has been sent over to the rules committee — the final stage before a full floor vote. House leadership is apparently sufficiently confident that this final […]

DHS says 75 percent of those detained in ICE raids last week were ‘criminal aliens’

The Department of Homeland Security released a report Monday saying U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducted a series of “targeted enforcement operations” across the country last week. The immigration raids led to the arrest of more than 680 people in Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, San Antonio and New York City. “These operations targeted public safety […]

Poll: Only 27 Percent of Americans Want to Keep Obamacare Intact

  I’m only highlighting this new poll as pushback against the lazy media narrative that Obamacare is suddenly popular now that Republicans are finally in a position to dismantle it. It’s true that status quo bias and the public’s general aversion to even more healthcare policy turmoil has swelled the ranks of the “don’t repeal” crowd […]

Trump Wants to Cut 75 Percent of Regulations

President Trump said Monday that regulations are “out of control,” which is why he plans to cut 75 percent of them. “We’re going to be cutting regulation massively,” Trump said during a meeting with business leaders. “We think we can cut regulations by 75 percent, maybe more.” The president’s statement echoes calls he made on the […]

Gallup: 84 Percent Of Americans Accept Trump As President, Including Three-Fourths Of Clinton Supporters

The 2016 election is over—and Donald J. Trump is the winner. Period. There are no recounts. There are no electoral irregularities. No Russian hacking occurred. And no—signing a petition to get electors to cast their ballots for Clinton isn’t going to happen. Also, rioting in the streets isn’t going to wash away Hillary Clinton’s shocking […]

Obamacare Premiums to Rise Almost 25 Percent

Some lovely news on a Monday afternoon. The damage done by Obamacare is about to get 25 percent worse. New government data released on Monday shows that customers under the silver plan, the most popular plan under the Affordable Care Act, are going to suffer financially. The benchmark silver plan — upon which federal subsidies are […]

63 Percent Of Independents Don’t Care About Trump’s ‘Locker Room’ Comments

Voters aren’t concerned about Republican nominee Donald Trump’s comments during a 2005 interview about women, according to a national NBC/Surveymonkey poll published Monday morning. A strong majority of 63 percent of Independent voters reported that Trump’s comments make no difference in their decision about who to support in November, compared to only 33 percent of […]

Christian Values Are Under Attack in America, Say 90 Percent of White Working Class Evangelicals: Survey

(Photo: REUTERS/Nate Chute) Demonstrators gather at Monument Circle to protest a controversial religious freedom bill recently signed by Governor Mike Pence during a rally in Indianapolis March 28, 2015. More than 2,000 people gathered at the Indiana State Capital Saturday to protest Indiana?s newly signed Religious Freedom Restoration Act saying it would promote discrimination against […]

Poll: 50 Percent of Voters Think Clinton Gave False Information about Health

The latest Morning Consult poll reveals widespread concern among voters about Hillary Clinton’s health, with a quarter of voters saying the issue will make them less likely to vote for her. The survey, which was taken after the secretary of state was seen being helped into a van after a medical episode, reveals that 79 percent of […]

CHART: Green Cards Issued to Middle Eastern Migrants Skyrocket 32 Percent in One Year

The number of green cards the Obama administration granted to migrants from the Middle East increased dramatically over a single year, according to a new analysis of recently published government data. In a chart slated for release later today, the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest highlight a 32 percent increase in the […]

Ouch: 41 Percent Of Hispanics Have Negative View Of Hillary, Say She Only ‘Desires’ White House for Herself

Hillary Clinton has a problem: she’s not where she needs to be with non-white voters. In fact, she’s polling under strength with key blocks of the Obama coalition. This has been a problem since July of 2015. That’s not to say that Trump is in a better position–he’s not. But Hillary polling underwater with core constituencies […]

BET: So Many Deaths in Gun-Controlled Chicago, Police Only Investigate 11 Percent

On May 13 BET claimed there were “over 500” firearm-related deaths in gun-controlled Chicago in 2015, yet only “55 of them resulted in a legitimate investigation.” So many of the dead were black males from Chicago’s south side and their demise made gun-related violence the “leading cause of death for black men between the ages […]

Only 22 Percent of Millennials Attend Church, Study Finds

The percentage of Americans who believe that the Sabbath is a religiously significant day has sharply declined since 1978, according to a recent poll. In a survey conducted by YouGov on behalf of Deseret News, 50 percent of respondents said the Sabbath had a religious or spiritual significance. This contrasts to a 1978 Gallup poll […]

Gun-Related Deaths Of Police Are Up 1,000 Percent This Year

Gun-related police officer deaths have skyrocketed this year. Data from the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund shows firearm-related deaths of law enforcement officers are up 1,000 percent. In 2016, at least 11 officers have died in gun-related incidents, but the same time last year, only one officer had died. Despite the increase in gun-related deaths, […]

Only 4 Percent of Pastors Favor Trump for President, LifeWay Survey Finds

Just four percent of American pastors say that they are planning to vote for Republican billionaire Donald Trump for president. The Nashville-based Christian research organization LifeWay conducted a survey to gauge how pastors are likely to vote in the upcoming 2016 presidential election. LifeWay researchers conducted phone interviews with over 1,000 senior pastors, priests and […]

75 Percent of Americans Think U.S. Government Is ‘Corrupt’

A shocking finding from a recent Gallup survey explains a great deal of the turmoil rolling through the Presidential contest. A staggering 75 percent of Americans say that “corruption is widespread throughout the government.” The number saying the government is corrupt is up dramatically, almost 10 points, since Barack Obama took office. This isn’t just the […]

Unemployment Rate Reported at 5 Percent — but Here’s the Other Key Number Left Out of Many Reports

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. hiring roared back in October after two weak months, with employers adding a robust 271,000 jobs, the most since December. The unemployment rate dipped to a fresh seven-year low of 5 percent. The burst of hiring across a range of industries came as companies shrugged off slower overseas growth and a […]

Poll: 85 percent of voters think the U.S. is on wrong track

An overwhelming majority of American voters think the country is headed down the wrong path, according to a new public opinion survey commissioned by Clout Research. The new poll of about 800 likely voters found that only nine of 100 Republicans and 15 of 100 independents believe the country is going in the right direction. […]

In 2015, 45 Percent Of Americans Will Pay No Federal Income Taxes

The number of individuals and married couples paying no federal income tax has risen to 45.3 percent — up five percentage points from the Tax Policy Center’s original estimate two years ago. The TPC forecasted in 2013 that the number of households not paying federal taxes would fall to 40.4 percent, crediting an improving economy […]

MORE THAN 90 PERCENT OF MIDDLE EASTERN REFUGEES ON FOOD STAMPS

More than 90 percent of recent refugees from Middle Eastern nations are on food stamps and nearly 70 percent receive cash assistance, according to government data. According to Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) data highlighted by the immigration subcommittee staff of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)80% — chairman of the Subcommittee on Immigration and the National […]

Friendly Reminder: 52 Percent Of Democrats View Socialism Favorably

So, while some might scoff at Sen. Bernie Sander’s (I-VT) self-described “democratic socialism and think it won’t resonate with the electorate, let’s not forget the Reason-Rupe poll that showed just as many Democrats who viewed capitalism favorably, viewed socialism with the same regard. Philip Bump at the Washington Post noted this flashback today, but also included that self-avowed socialists […]

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