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Food Stamp Program Costs Hit Seven-Year Low

The amount of money the federal government spends on the food stamp program has hit a seven-year low, according to the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) data outlining the cost of the food stamp program.

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Sacramento Grows Twice as Fast as U.S. on Government Boom

The Sacramento region’s economy is growing at twice the rate of the rest of the United States, due to the huge growth of California taxes and government spending over the last five years, igniting a local housing boom.

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Trump: ‘I Would Increase’ Military Spending

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump stated he would increase military spending on Wednesday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel. After host Sean Hannity talked about the penny plan, [relevant exchange begins around 7:25] Trump said, “except the military.” He was

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Exit Polls: Late Movement Hurt Donald Trump, Boosted Marco Rubio

With Ted Cruz’s come-from-behind victory in Iowa and Marco Rubio’s surge, we now move forward to New Hampshire knowing less than we did coming into Iowa. Will Donald Trump collapse? Does Rubio have any plans to win any state before mid-March? Can Cruz consolidate enough support to stop either one of the other two candidates? Iowa gave us few indicators.

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Conservative Icon Phyllis Schlafly: Trump Is ‘Last Hope For America’ After Omnibus ‘Betrayal’

Phyllis Schlafly predicts Trump will win because grassroots voters are outraged over such “betrayals” as the omnibus spending bill, in which Republicans used their historic midterm election victory – under the leadership of a Speaker who made his bones as the math-wizard archenemy of irresponsible government spending – to deliver a trillion-dollar bag of Christmas goodies to Democrats, funding almost the entirety of the Obama agenda without a fight.

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Watch: Jindal, Huckabee Spar Over Spending Records

Republican presidential candidates Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee sparred over their spending records during Tuesday’s GOP undercard presidential debate on Fox Business Network. After Jindal said he was the only candidate who has cut government

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6 Texas Republican Reps Join with Dems in Approving Debt Ceiling Increase

Six Texas Republican representatives joined with the eleven Democrats in the state’s congressional delegation to vote in favor of the bill to raise the debt ceiling. Nineteen Texas Republicans voted nay in attempting to block the measure. On a national level, 79 Republicans joined with the 187 Democrat members of the House to pass the measure back to the Senate.

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No Shutdown: Senate Sends Bill Keeping Gov’t Open To House

The Senate passed a temporary spending measure Wednesday, sending the bill over to the House for final passage before government funding expires at midnight. The continuing resolution funds government through December 11 and will allow congressional negotiators more time to agree on a budget deal. It does not defund Planned Parenthood as many Republicans desired, and averts a shutdown for now.

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Jeb: W Wasn’t Aggressive Enough In Reigning In Spending

Republican presidential candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush stated that his brother, former President George W. Bush “didn’t control the Republican Congress’ spending” on Tuesday’s broadcast of CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” Jeb was asked, “in what

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Bobby Jindal: Obama’s Economic Policies ‘Will Crash Economy’

While on the campaign trail in Iowa, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s office said the 2016 contender will tell voters that blame for stock market losses lies entirely with President Obama, whose economic policies will ultimately “crash” America’s economy.

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EXCLUSIVE: Carson to Black Church Leaders: Obama’s ‘Entitlement Mentality’ ‘Destructive’ To Black Community

“What we need to be emphasizing … especially in the black community … we need to teach people to turn their dollars over on their own community,” Carson suggested. “Churches are places of great potential healing and insight in our society … there is such a thing as God’s word,” he said explaining he believes the church can teach America what is right and what is wrong.

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Heritage: Energy and Water Appropriations Bill Spends too Much, Overreaches

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Energy and Water Appropriations Bill Friday morning to provide more than $35 billion dollars in federal funding for fiscal year 2016 for nuclear and environmental weapons activities, Army Corps of Engineers, and the Department of Energy.