Supreme Court will decide billion-dollar question for online sales: Can states collect sales taxes on all purchases?

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court announced Friday that it will consider allowing states to require all online sellers to collect sales taxes, revoking an old rule that costs states billions in lost revenues. The justices said they would hear an appeal from South Dakota and 35 other states that says the current “physical presence” rule is… Please follow and like us:

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Franken resignation, Jerusalem move, whatever: Stocks continue to melt up

WASHINGTON, December 7, 2017: This column’s devoted cadre of regular readers has undoubtedly noticed we’ve been playing hooky for the last week or two. That’s mainly been due to the stock market’s unusual case of late-year malaise. Yet this week, neither the latest fake Russian scandals, the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s official capital, nor… Please follow and like us:

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SPAIN – EU arrest warrant sought for sacked Catalan leader Puigdemont as ministers jailed

Spain’s state prosecutor sought a European arrest warrant for former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont, now in Belgium, after he failed to appear at a High Court hearing on Thursday. A Spanish judge jailed eight former Catalan cabinet ministers. Other leaders of the independence drive, that has brought thousands onto the streets of Barcelona demonstrating both for… Please follow and like us:

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Next collective Democrat ‘no’? Tax cuts

WASHINGTON – Democratic lawmakers have been the party of “no” of late. “No” to a border wall. “No” to health-care reform, “no” to judicial nominees, “no” to just about everything President Trump proposes. After all, that’s what they promised when he was elected. And their next target? It’s likely tax reform, despite overwhelming evidence that changes… Please follow and like us:

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The monumental lie

Judge Roy Moore stands beside a stone monument depicting the Ten Commandments (Photo: Facebook) Editor’s note: In last Tuesday’s Alabama primary election to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions, a field of nine Republican candidates was narrowed down to two, now headed for a Sept. 26 run-off. The top vote-getter was former Alabama… Please follow and like us:

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Trump Could Make Travel Ban Permanent, Expand to More Countries

Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch said this week that he suspects the White House is looking to expand the travel ban after the Supreme Court’s decision this week allowing the temporary ban to go into effect, with some exceptions. The ban prohibits, for the next 90 days, the entry of people into the U.S. from six… Please follow and like us:

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The urgent need to restrain an out of control judiciary

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., February 26, 2016 – Alexander Hamilton got it wrong: The federal judiciary has become the most powerful branch of the federal government. We’ve seen it in just the last few weeks. On February 3, U.S. District Judge James Robart ruled in favor of Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson, who sued to invalidate key… Please follow and like us:

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Privacy traded away for security in America

Last week, The Wall Street Journal revealed that members of the intelligence community – part of the deep state, the unseen government within the government that does not change with elections – now have acquired so much data on everyone in America that they can selectively reveal it to reward their friends and harm their foes.… Please follow and like us:

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Britain’s Parliament Votes to Trigger Brexit

Britain moved one step closer to a final separation from the European Union late Wednesday as members of parliament voted overwhelmingly to begin the process. Lawmakers voted 498-114 to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty to begin Brexit negotiations. The vote represents a victory for Prime Minister Theresa May, whose government aims to begin the… Please follow and like us:

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Trump Supreme Court Nominee to Meet with Congress

President Donald Trump’s pick to fill a vacant seat on the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, is scheduled to begin meeting with lawmakers Wednesday on Capitol Hill. White House spokesman Sean Spicer said the Trump administration is also planning a series of briefings for members of Congress about the nominee. Trump announced his choice late Tuesday, introducing… Please follow and like us:

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Trump: Time for ‘Busiest Congress’ Ever

The question of how much President Trump gets done with Congress this year is not an equation involving two variables. It actually involves three. “We don’t want to set arbitrary deadlines on things. We want to get things right. We want to get them done the right way.” At the congressional retreat in Philadelphia on Thursday,… Please follow and like us:

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UK Court Pumps Brakes on Brexit

  Although the United Kingdom stumbled slightly on its path to Brexit Tuesday following a U.K. Supreme Court ruling that Article 50 must be triggered by an act of Parliament, it is unlikely the ruling will be enough to derail British independence. “The British people voted to leave the EU, and the government will deliver on their… Please follow and like us:

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