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Sikhs PAC seeks truck rule change
The Sikhs PAC is seeking changes in federal trucking regulations with its "Black and Blue" program.
Gen. Kelly on battlefield deaths
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly describes what happens when a U.S. soldier is killed in battle.
Sgt. Hunter's widow didn't hear from Trump
Sgt. Jonathon Hunter's widow of Columbus, Ind., heard from Vice President Pence, but not President Trump.
SNL lampoons Pence Colts walkout
Saturday Night Live lampoons Vice President Pence on his walkout of the Colts/49ers game.
Pence reminds Trump to sign order
Vice President Pence reminds President Trump to sign the executive order aimed at Obamacare.
Trump, Pence send mixed signals on P.R.
President Trump and Vice President Pence are not on the same page when it comes to rebuilding Puerto Rico. NBC News reports.
Pence COS Ayres urges GOP purge
Vice President Pence's Chief of Staff Nick Ayres urges GOP donors to "purge" Republicans who aren't on board with President Trump's agenda at an RNC event on Tuesday. Politico reports.
Tom Petty's Super Bowl Performance
Rocker Tom Petty's 2008 Super Bowl performance. Petty died on Monday at age 66.
President Trump addresses manufacturers
President Trump addressed the National Association of Manufacturers on Friday, touting his emerging tax reform plan.
Rattner: Middle class gets nothing
Economist Steve Rattner tells MSNBC's Morning Joe that the middle class will "get nothing" in President Trump's proposed tax plan.
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  • McCain rebukes Trump on draft deferments
    “One aspect of the conflict, by the way, that I will never ever countenance is that we drafted the lowest-income level of America, and the highest-income level found a doctor that would say that they had a bone spur. That is wrong. That is wrong. If we are going to ask every American to serve, every American should serve.” - U.S. Sen. John McCain, in a not-so-subtle rebuke of President Trump, who received five Vietnam War era draft deferments for bone spurs on his heel. Trump, who will need McCain’s vote on the budget and tax reform, threatened the ailing war hero last week saying, “I will fight back and it won’t be pretty.” As for the deferments, Trump said in 2016, “I had a doctor that gave me a letter — a very strong letter on the heels.” He said the condition was temporary and that it was “not a big problem, but it was enough of a problem.” 
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  • Hoosier deficit hawks turning into doves
    For years, no, make that decades, we’ve heard Hoosier Republicans from Mike Pence to Luke Messer and Todd Rokita decry the national debt and budget deficits. We’ve gone from a balanced budget when President Clinton left office in 2001 to a deficit of over $1 trillion when President George W. Bush left office in 2009. That’s deficits with a T rather than a B.

    On Wednesday, the Republican-controlled Senate passed a budget plan that will add $1.5 trillion in new debt over the next decade. There was nary a peep of criticism from the entire Indiana Republican delegation. So all these years, the deficit hawk stuff was just BS. Back in 2012, Rokita traveled with a power point presentation on the evils of deficits. "The debt hole is too great now that you can't just grow your way out," Rokita told the NWI Times. 

    In 2016, Pence explained, “I think the fact that under this past administration was of which Clinton was a part, we've almost doubled the national debt is atrocious. Indiana has balanced budgets. We cut taxes, we've made record investments in education and in infrastructure, and I still finish my term with $2 billion in the bank.”

    Last March, conservative radio host Laura Ingraham asked Vice President Pence, "Have you gone from a deficit hawk to a deficit dove?" Pence responded, "No, not in the least. Let me say the President's full budget will be out in a few weeks. The budget outline that was sent to Capitol Hill earlier this week is deficit neutral."

    This is where the “alternative facts” come into play and all the hawks become doves, charging up the federal credit card for the kids and grandkids to grapple with. - Brian A. Howey, publisher.
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