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Terence P. Jeffrey is editor-in-chief of the conservative US Internet news service CNSNews.com, a position he assumed in September 2007. He became Editor of Human Events, a national conservative weekly in the United States, in 1996.

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(Getty Images/Mark Wilson) Federal spending programs that are "designed to transfer income

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi congratulates incoming Chair of the House Oversight Committee, the late Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and his wife Maya Rockeymoore during a ceremonial swearing-in at the start of the 116th Congress on January 3, 2019. (Photo by Alex Edelman/AFP via Getty Images) If you read the text of the continuing resolution the House passed Tuesday to fund the federal government for a month, you will find an interesting passage on page 4. "Notwithstanding

Leaders of both parties have shown they're happy to borrow and spend. ( Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images) The leaders of both the Republican Party and the Democratic Party in the U.S. Senate proved again this week that they favor a bigger federal government that spends and borrows more money. Their timing was symbolically perfect. On Friday afternoon, the government released the Monthly Treasury Statement for September, the last month of fiscal 2019.It revealed that during

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) arrives for the opening session of the 116th Congress on January 3, 2019. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images) The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives has voted to fund efforts to "enhance the border security" of Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt and Tunisia while moving to deny all funding to build walls, fencing or any other structures to enhance the border security of the United States. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her lieutenants