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Republican Sen. Mike Lee is eager to return the power of the purse back to Congress. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Agencies under fire for keeping billions in fines, fees

By Paul Bedard

Conservative lawmakers are targeting a loophole that lets at least 16 federal agencies keep cash from fees and fines instead of turning them...

FDA urged to kill Obama's e-cigarette regs, $1M tax on vape shops

By Paul Bedard

With the burgeoning vaping industry facing crushing potential fees, supporters of e-cigarettes in Congress are stepping up their push on the...

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1,100 times more illegals in US than Mexico, 11 million vs. 10,000

By Paul Bedard

There are only 10,000 illegals in Mexico versus the 11 million in America, which means the U.S. has 1,100 illegals for every one in Mexico,....

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CNN obsessed: 92 percent of airtime on Trump, 96 critics to 7 supporters

By Paul Bedard

There's an understanding in the news business that any story — pro or con — about President Trump grabs eyeballs, but CNN has taken it to a....

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