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  • [SecTreas] Lew informs Congress he extending debt-limit measures

    07/29/2015 2:40:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 29, 2015 5:29 PM EDT | Martin Crutsinger
    Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew told Congress on Wednesday that he will extend for another three months the authority he is using to take emergency measures to keep from breaching the nation’s borrowing limit. In a letter to congressional leaders, Lew said he will extend the current debt-suspension period, which was set to expire Friday, through Oct. 30. He said he believes the emergency measures he is using may be sufficient to keep the government operating for a brief period after Oct. 30. Since March 16, Lew has been employing a variety of bookkeeping maneuvers such as removing investments from government...
  • Lois Lerner Used Instant-Messaging System Because It Didn’t Save Her Messages

    07/29/2015 9:47:35 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7-29-15 | Patrick Howley
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) used an instant-messaging system that did not automatically save the messages they sent, according to newly released emails obtained by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Disgraced former IRS official Lois Lerner loved the agency’s “Office Communication Server” (OCS) specifically because it left no record of her messages during the period in which her department was targeting conservative and tea party groups. “I was cautioning folks about email and how we have had several occasions where Congress has asked for emails and there has been an electronic search for responsive emails — so...
  • U. S. Rep. Fattah (Dem - Philly) indicted, allegedly took illegal $1 million loan (etc.)

    07/29/2015 9:12:17 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    Philidelphia Inquirer ^ | July 29, 2015 | Chris Brennan and Jeremy Roebuck
    U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah and four associates were indicted Wednesday on racketeering charges "involving several schemes that were intended to further the political and financial interests" of them all, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. [Snip] They include accepting a $1 million illegal loan for Fattah's failed 2007 mayoral campaign from a "wealthy supporter" and then repaying some of it using "charitable and federal grant funds" that passed through a non-profit founded and controlled by Fattah, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. The indictment also accuses Fattah of seeking a $15 million federal grant for a political consultant in order...
  • Pollard Should Pull a McCain...

    07/28/2015 3:38:37 PM PDT · by O6ret · 5 replies
    28 July 2015
    ...and refuse to be released until the US Congress rejects the Iran nuclear deal.
  • EXPOSED: Iran Can Cancel Nuke Deal At Any Time With Just 35 Days Notice

    07/28/2015 2:43:52 PM PDT · by blueyon · 31 replies
    PatDollard.com ^ | 7/27/15 | Pat Dollard/Infidel Alie?
    Excerpted from The Hill: Last Tuesday, a 159-page PDF of the Iran nuclear agreement dropped into my inbox. Scrolling down to page 19, I checked out Paragraph 36. I suggest you do the same. Plenty of provisions in the Vienna agreement will get attention in the coming weeks, but Paragraph 36 may be the most important of all. Paragraph 36 tells us when and how the agreement might end. Both friend and foe have touted this deal as “historic” and promised (or moaned) that its provisions will stay in place for the long term. But in practice, this is not...
  • Why Congress Won’t Defund Planned Parenthood

    07/28/2015 12:17:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 07/28/2015 | Dustin Siggins
    In case you had any hopes of Congress ever defunding Planned Parenthood (PP/PPFA) in the wake of investigative videos showing senior employees haggling over selling baby body parts obtained during abortions, please let me dash them right now. House Speaker John Boehner told reporters late last week he wants “facts first” before voting to defund Planned Parenthood, even though many of his members want him to act on temporary defunding bills that both chambers of Congress saw introduced last week. Via The Hill: “‘I think they’re awful,’ Boehner said about the videos. ‘That’s why the Energy and Commerce Committee...
  • Obama set veto record!!! well, no, actually he doesn't.

    07/28/2015 9:19:26 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 7 replies
    vanity ^ | 7/28/2015 | freeAtlanta
      Summary of Bills Vetoed, 1789-present Additional information about veto power and procedure can be found on the Vetoes page. President (Years) Coinciding Congresses Vetoes Regular Pocket Total Overridden Barack H. Obama (2009-present) 114-111 4  0  4  0  George W. Bush (2001-2009) 110-107 12  0  12  4  William J. Clinton (1993-2001) 106-103 36  1  37  2  George H. W. Bush (1989-1993) 1 102-101 29  15  44  1  Ronald Reagan (1981-1989) 2 100-97 39  39  78  9  Jimmy Carter (1977-1981) 96-95 13  18  31  2  Gerald R. Ford (1974-1977) 94-93 48  18  66  12  Richard M. Nixon (1969-1974) 93-91 26 ...
  • Cruz: 'McConnell led effort to keep Planned Parenthood funding'

    07/27/2015 3:42:09 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 62 replies
    WND ^ | 07/27/2015 | GARTH KANT
    WASHINGTON – Just days after publicly calling the majority leader a liar on the Senate floor, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has upped the stakes in his war on GOP brass by accusing Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., of spearheading the effort to keep taxpayer funds going to Planned Parenthood.In a statement that mentioned “gruesome videos of senior officials of Planned Parenthood discussing the selling of body parts of unborn children,” Cruz blasted McConnell for blocking an amendment by Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, to defund the abortion provider.“These videos are horrifying, and yet it saddens me greatly that the Republican leader...
  • Lawmakers to Kerry: Yank Visas for Diplomats’ Spouses from Countries that Don’t Allow Gay Spouses

    07/28/2015 7:04:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/28/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    One hundred and twenty-five members of Congress asked Secretary of State John Kerry in a letter Monday to deny visas to diplomats’ spouses if the envoys come from a country that doesn’t recognize same-sex spouses of State Department personnel. House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) and House Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) led the letter, which got one GOP signature — Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), who has a transgender son. The lawmakers argued that countries not granting accreditation to same-sex spouses of American foreign service...
  • Mike Lee aide’s email rankles Mitch McConnell

    07/27/2015 6:44:22 PM PDT · by VinL · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/27/15 | Manu Raju
    With tensions rising within his conference, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell summoned Republicans for a closed-door meeting Monday night for what was expected to be a fraught session. The meeting is expected to focus, in part, on a private email an aide to Sen. Mike Lee sent to conservative activists saying that a complicated Obamacare repeal procedural vote “should be scored” against any senator who opposes it. That means that it would be a counted as a mark against them among conservatives in their next election. Lee wants to invoke a rare Senate procedure in order to pass a repeal...
  • House Republicans: IRS Commisioner Must Go, Even if It Takes Impeachment

    07/28/2015 4:57:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Na ^ | 07/28/2015 | Joel Gehrke
    A group of House Republican lawmakers called for the ouster of IRS commissioner John Koskinen on Monday, and expressed a willingness to impeach him if he couldn’t be forced from office by other means. The call for Koskinen’s removal comes in the midst of an ongoing investigation into the IRS’s inappropriate targeting of Tea Party groups — an investigation in which Koskinen and other officials at the tax-collecting agency have been accused of stonewalling Congress. “Mr. Koskinen should no longer be the IRS Commissioner,” House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah) said in a statement. “At...
  • Where's the Outrage? cc: @ JebBush, @ GovernorPerry, @MarcoRubio,@ScottWalker,@CarlyFiorino

    07/27/2015 6:53:36 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 25 replies
    http://www.redstate.com ^ | 7/27/2015 | Erick Erickson
    UPDATE: I have removed Governor Jindal’s twitter handle from the title. His staff reached out to me to say he is not engaging in politics right now. In the wake of the Lafayette shooting, he has gone off the campaign trail to focus on the situation in Louisiana. Today he is attending the funerals of the victims. It is stuff like this that has Donald Trump in first place, kicking everybody else’s back side. And it is stuff like this that is going to see Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% start rising in the polls. I realize Sen. Ted Cruz...
  • Sen. Cruz: McConnell-Reid Leadership Team Pushed Through Another Win for the Washington Cartel

    07/27/2015 8:37:09 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 17 replies
    Cruz.senate.gov ^ | 7/27/15 | Ted Cruz
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) tonight issued the following statement after a disappointing vote in the Senate to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, a Washington institution that has become synonymous with cronyism and corruption: "Tonight, the McConnell-Reid leadership team pushed through another win for the Washington Cartel, and they did so at the taxpayers' expense. By casting votes in favor of cronyism and special interests, the Senate made clear what group matters most to them... and the answer is not the American people. "Worse still, the one person who had the ability to make sure the Ex-Im Bank...
  • Congress Must Hold Obama Accountable for His Deception Over Iran

    07/27/2015 8:07:16 AM PDT · by detective · 13 replies
    AIM ^ | July 27, 2015 | Andrew McCarthy
    By lying and withholding information about the agreement, he gives aid and comfort to America’s enemy. The president “must certainly be punishable for giving false information to the Senate.” One can imagine hearing such counsel from a contemporary United States senator on the receiving end of President Obama’s “full disclosure” of the nuclear deal with Iran. But the admonition actually came from James Iredell, a champion of the Constitution’s ratification, who was later appointed to the Supreme Court by President George Washington.
  • Sen. Heller, John McCain Wouldn't Accept Amendment to Arm Troops on Bases Before Chattanooga Attack

    07/25/2015 12:42:50 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 22 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | 7/25/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    During a July 23 interview on the Lars Larson Show, Senator Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) said that in June he “submitted an amendment” to the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) “to give military base commanders the authority to allow service members to carry personal firearms.” That was weeks before the heinous attack on Chattanooga, but he says the amendment went nowhere because Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) “didn’t want the amendment as part of the bill and wouldn’t accept it.” On July 21–just 5 days after the heinous attack in Chattanooga–Senator Heller re-introduced his amendment...
  • Will Obama's Democrat Iran firewall hold?

    07/25/2015 4:57:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/25/2015 | Julian Hattem
    President Obama is counting on House Democrats to be his last line of defense against congressional opponents of the nuclear deal with Iran. Many key players remain undecided, however, and some lawmakers are speculating that as much as half the House Democratic Caucus might be willing to buck the White House. “If [Republicans] bring before us a resolution that says ‘We hereby approve the deal,’ I think that as many as half the Democrats would vote against it,” Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.), a critic of the Iran deal, said this week. Facing unified Republican opposition to the deal, the White...
  • MORE INSANITY: Kerry Admits US Will Help Protect Iranian Nuclear Program From Israeli Attacks..

    07/25/2015 10:13:55 AM PDT · by blueyon · 24 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/24/15 | Jim Hoft
    "MORE INSANITY: Kerry Admits US Will Help Protect Iranian Nuclear Program From Israeli Attacks (VIDEO)" According to the nuclear agreement signed with Iran the Obama administration is going to help Iran protect their nuclear sites and systems from an Israeli attack. And the West is also giving the Iranian regime over $100 billion.
  • Kerry: Israel Will Be ‘Blamed’ If Congress Rejects Iran Deal (blame the Jews)

    07/24/2015 12:08:59 PM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 83 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 24 July 2015 | Adam Kredo
    Former Israeli ambassador Oren slams Kerry comments Secretary of State John Kerry is under fire from Israeli officials for claiming on Friday that the Jewish state will be blamed if Congress rejects the recently announced Iranian nuclear deal. Kerry’s comments came during remarks before the Council on Foreign Relations. Analysts and experts on social media were quick to label the comments inappropriate. “I fear that what could happen is if Congress were to overturn it, our friends Israel could actually wind up being more isolated and more blamed,” Kerry said. Michael Oren, the former U.S. ambassador to Israel who recently...
  • Obama Renews His Amnesty Tyranny

    07/24/2015 6:10:40 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/24/15 | Arnoild Ahlert
    And how the Congress is collaborating President Obama and other administration officials continue to push their thumb-in-the-eye approach to legal and illegal immigration with a series of unilateral moves that once again reveal their contempt for the American public and the rule of law—when they’re not busy engaging in outright extortion. The first insult comes courtesy of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). This week they “clarified” the requirements necessary for becoming naturalized citizens. The clarification involved modifications to the Oath of Allegiance every would-be citizen must recite. The USCIS determined that two clauses contained in that Oath,...
  • Democratic Members of Congress Want the Group Behind Planned Parenthood Videos Investigated

    07/24/2015 1:37:22 AM PDT · by Libloather · 45 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 7/23/15 | Kate Scanlon
    **SNIP** On Wednesday, four members of Congress sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and California Attorney General Kamala Harris requesting that they launch an investigation into the Center for Medical Progress. In a joint statement about the letter, Reps. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., and Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., say the “elaborate scheme” merits investigation. “We are writing to request that you investigate whether any laws were broken by individuals who participated in an elaborate, multi-year scheme to impersonate corporate officials from a fake biologics company, secretly filmed video of a Planned Parenthood physician...
  • Congress Urges DHS to Release Cross-Dressing Illegals…What would Donald Trump do?

    07/23/2015 10:20:10 PM PDT · by homelandnsecurities · 9 replies
    Medium ^ | 7/23/3014 | ourhomelandnsecurities
    On June 23, 2014 35 members of Congress sent a letter to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, urging him to release lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) illegals. Due to significantly higher sexual assault rates among this population in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody, ICE established a working group to develop recommendations to address this very real and serious issue. However, Congress is pressuring DHS to release these individuals before the working group’s recommendations have been reviewed. The members stated in their letter that, “…detention should almost never be used for vulnerable groups such as LGBT immigrants.” It is unclear...
  • A political twist on "if you're happy and you know it"

    07/23/2015 3:19:27 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 9 replies
    American Irony ^ | 7-23-15 | The Looking Spoon
    ;-)
  • Senate Decides Social Security Cuts For 'Fugitives' Are A Bad Idea

    07/23/2015 9:10:43 AM PDT · by celmak · 36 replies
    Huffpost ^ | 7/23/2015 | Laura Barron-Lopez, Arthur Delaney
    WASHINGTON -- After mounting pressure from Democrats, Senate Republicans removed a controversial Social Security provision from an unrelated bill to fund construction of the nation's highways. Right before a key procedural vote on Wednesday night, proponents of the bill agreed to cut the Social Security offset in an effort to garner support from more Democrats, according to a Democratic leadership aide. The provision would have saved an estimated $2.3 billion over 10 years by disallowing Social Security retirement, disability or supplemental income benefits to anyone with an outstanding felony warrant being actively pursued by law enforcement.
  • History Shows that Iran Nuclear Deal is a Bad Deal

    07/23/2015 6:32:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    Edmund Burke famously said, “Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it.” This could not be more relevant to the debate raging over the Iran nuclear deal. On Oct. 21, 1994, President Bill Clinton announced a deal with North Korea aimed at ending its pursuit of a nuclear weapon. “This is a good deal for the United States,” Clinton said. “North Korea will freeze and then dismantle its nuclear program. South Korea and our other allies will be better protected. The entire world will be safer as we slow the spread of nuclear weapons.” Before addressing questions by...
  • I forget - which Party has control of the House and Senate?

    07/22/2015 6:56:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/22/2015 | Keith Edwards
    When Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi ran the Congress, they did as they damn well pleased. They held up legislation they didn’t want debated or voted on, they changed the rules to suit the needs of the Democrat Party and they said and did whatever it took to move theirs and Obama’s liberal socialist agenda forward. You can call them bullies or even tyrannical, but one thing you can’t call them - spineless. So how is that Republican House and Senate majority working for the people that voted them in? Are they on-task putting the country back on the conservative...
  • Beneficiaries of Sanctuary Cities Warn of Crackdown On Sanctuary Cities

    07/21/2015 1:48:21 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 6 replies
    http://www.hotair.com ^ | 7/21/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Beneficiaries of sanctuary cities warn of crackdown on sanctuary cities posted at 3:21 pm on July 21, 2015 by Jazz Shaw In case you missed it in the flurry of other political entertainment news, the House has begun looking over a bill to impose penalties on so called “sanctuary cities” by cutting off their funding. It’s being sponsored by Duncan Hunter of California, with a similar bill having already been introduced in the Senate. Strangely, there doesn’t seem to be as much of an appetite in either chamber to advance the legislation as one might expect after the death of...
  • The Traitors of our Republic

    07/21/2015 2:24:12 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 25 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 07/21/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    Last year a retired Border Patrol Officer by the name of Zach Taylor went on camera to explain the driving force behind the unprecedented surge in illegal immigration happening on our southern border. Taylor went on to note that what was happening at our border was not due to a spur of the moment event, or “a humanitarian crisis”, but asymmetrical warfare. The surge we saw at the border was apart of a larger more chilling event that served one purpose and one purpose only, to show our enemies that our southern border had been compromised and the government wouldn’t...
  • The Official Loss of American Sovereignty:

    07/20/2015 2:43:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 20, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The biggest story of the day, to me, is the official loss of United States sovereignty. And by that I mean the United Nations Security Council has endorsed the United States and the other five nations involved in this Iran nuclear deal before the United States Congress has weighed in on it. The Obama administration purposely fast tracked this deal up to the UN Security Council and our ambassadorette up there, what's her name, Samantha Power. "UN Security Council unanimously endorses the landmark nuclear deal established between Iran and six world powers in a first step toward ending UN...
  • New Video: Planned Parenthood Abattoir offers “less crunchy technique” to better harvest...

    07/21/2015 6:00:12 AM PDT · by blueyon · 30 replies
    blazaingcatfur ^ | 7/20/15 | ???
    "New Video: Planned Parenthood Abattoir offers “less crunchy technique” to better harvest murdered baby parts" Shock Video Catches Another Top Planned Parenthood Doctor Selling Body Parts of Aborted Babies Gatter discusses the pricing of aborted baby body parts — telling the biotech company officials that the prices for such things as a baby’s liver, head or heart are negotiable. She also tells the officials that she could talk with the Planned Parenthood abortion practitioners to potentially alter the abortion procedure to kill the baby in a way that would best preserve those body parts after the unborn child is killed...
  • White House Snipes At Congress For Playing Golf

    07/20/2015 7:18:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/20/15 | Charlie Spierling
    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest pointed out that members of Congress would be enjoying their August vacations by playing golf, but not necessarily with President Obama. Earnest explained that Sunday’s round of golf with a few Democratic members of Congress had “been in the works for quite some time” and wasn’t necessarily a diplomatic effort to build support for his nuclear deal with Iran. When asked if Obama would be playing more golf with members of Congress, Earnest declined to share any details of the president’s golfing schedule. “I’m confident in the next 60 days, many members of Congress...
  • ObamaDeal: US to Protect Iranian Nuke Sites from Israeli Attack

    07/20/2015 1:49:12 PM PDT · by blueyon · 120 replies
    TheJewishPress.com ^ | 7/20/15 | Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu
    The agreement states: Co-operation…to strengthen Iran's ability to prevent, protect and respond to nuclear security threats to nuclear facilities and to protect against… sabotage. “ObamaDeal” explicitly states that the United States and the other P5+1 powers can help Iran deflect and even “respond” to sabotage and nuclear threats to its nuclear sites. The damming evidence that ObamaDeal directly allows Western powers to help Iran to protect its nuclear sites, and possibly even to stage a counter-attack on the source of the threat, is stated in Annex III of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Congress is reviewing the agreement...
  • NYT reveals: Kerry tried to make Iran deal contingent on Congress’s approval — but caved

    07/20/2015 11:49:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/20/2015 | AllahPundit
    It’s a comfort to know the White House put up some token resistance before finally selling out what little leverage the American people’s representatives still had over this deal. This sounds like an international version of “failure theater.” Obama and Kerry planned all along to betray Congress by letting the UNSC vote on the Iran agreement first, but they had to at least nod at national sovereignty by arguing against it. They failed, but darn it, they sure tried. During the closed-door talks in Vienna on limiting Iran’s nuclear program, Secretary of State John Kerry argued that the United Nations...
  • Kerry: It Would Be 'Presumptuous' to Go to Congress Before Going to UN

    07/19/2015 11:32:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 07/19/2015 | Daniel Halper
    Secretary of State John Kerry defended the Obama administration's decision to take the Iran deal to the United Nations before the U.S. Congress votes on it. Kerry made the remarks in an interview this morning on ABC News: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO The ABC reporter, Jon Karl, asked, "But the bottom line, the UN is going to vote on this before Congress gets to vote on this?" "Well, they have a right to do that, honestly. It is presumptuous of some people to say that France, Russia, China, Germany, Britain ought to do what the Congress tells them...
  • More on Licensed to Kill

    07/18/2015 4:57:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 18, 2015 | John C. Goodman
    In the old days, before we went to war, Congress had to declare one. In the old days you couldnÂ’t kill an enemy combatant unless we were in a declared war. In the old days, an enemy combatant was someone wearing a uniform on a field of battle. How times have changed. As I wrote last week, President Obama, sitting in the White House, can authorize the killing of people who are not in uniform, are not armed and are nowhere near a field of battle. The people killed may never have harmed an American. They may have no intent...
  • Congress Tells Planned Parenthood Doc Selling Aborted Baby Body Parts to Appear at Hearing

    07/17/2015 2:14:38 PM PDT · by NYer · 50 replies
    Life News ^ | July 17, 2015 | STEVEN ERTELT
    House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today sent a letter requesting that the Planned Parenthood abortion business make Dr. Deborah Nucatola available to brief the committee on Planned Parenthood’s practice of selling the body parts of babies victimized by abortion. “Dr. Nucatola’s statements raise most troubling questions with regard to your organization’s practices when performing abortions and whether those practices are consistent with federal law, including those laws restricting partial birth abortions and the sale of human fetal tissue,” wrote the members of the committee in the letter to the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The members continued, “Given...
  • House passes short-term highway fix; Congress’ plans still in flux before July 31 deadline

    07/16/2015 8:30:23 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 15, 2015 | Tom Howell, Jr.
    The House approved $8 billion in highway funding Wednesday to keep projects moving past a July 31 deadline and buy enough time to negotiate the long-term bill lawmakers really want. But the measure is now on a collision course with the Senate, where Republicans sketched out a more ambitious bill that would pump tens of billions of dollars in new funding in coming years. House GOP leaders said they would eventually like a six-year bill. But for now, they asked members to swallow hard and support a five-month extension through Dec. 18, saying negotiations on the bigger bill could take...
  • Time to Arrest Hillary

    07/16/2015 2:17:31 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 29 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 7-16-15 | Joseph Klein
    Clinton's secret arms dealing -- and how it led to disaster in Libya. Hillary Clinton led the charge in the Obama administration to go to war in Libya. Her objective was to overthrow the regime of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi. Not one to be deterred by opponents in the Pentagon and Congress to her reckless interventionist plans, Hillary decided to end-run them. Her State Department helped facilitate what Andrew P. Napolitano in his scathing article has called “Hillary’s secret war.” When the secret war began to backfire, as arms ended up in the hands of anti-American jihadists, Hillary Clinton and other...
  • The Iran Deal: Normalizing A Mortal Threat To Humanity

    07/16/2015 10:09:25 AM PDT · by Aspenhuskerette · 6 replies
    The Aspen Times (CO) ^ | July 16, 2015 | Melanie Sturm
    As capitulations to Iran’s theocracy dragged on, numbing Americans to the civilization-imperiling consequences of the planet’s most lethal terrorist state possessing nuclear weapons capability, a political sideshow emerged. Two blunt iconoclasts, billionaire Donald Trump and self-described socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders, are encouraging Americans to Think Again about policies that undercut our interests, drawing surprisingly large crowds, breathless media attention and lofty poll numbers. Causing the collective eyes of the political class to roll, Trump and Sanders resonate with a pablum-fed electorate starving for authentic debate, policies aligned with citizens’ concerns and leaders who say what they mean and mean what...
  • Pro-lifers tell Congress: Defund Planned Parenthood, or you’re complicit in organ-harvesting

    07/15/2015 4:37:54 PM PDT · by blueyon · 44 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | 7/14/15 | Ben Johnson
    URGENT: Sign the petition demanding that Congress stop Planned Parenthood's illegal and inhuman practice of harvesting, selling baby body parts. Click here. WASHINGTON, D.C., July 14, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – In the wake of an undercover video exposing Planned Parenthood harvesting and selling aborted babies' organs, leaders of the conservative and pro-life movement have a clear message for Congress: Defund Planned Parenthood or be considered complicit in its crimes. “The Republican-controlled Congress must defund Planned Parenthood now. Immediately," said Brent Bozell, head of the conservative organization ForAmerica. The footage, he said, “compels Congress to recognize it has been funding a 21st...
  • Congress to investigate Planned Parenthood after video reveals harvesting baby organs

    07/15/2015 2:15:10 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 15, 2015 | Ben Johnson and Dustin Siggins
    Updated at 3:56 p.m. to include statements from the House Energy and Commerce Committee and Tony Perkins.WASHINGTON, D.C., July 15, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – One day after an undercover video showed a senior Planned Parenthood official discussing her apparent use of an illegal abortion technique to harvest and sell fetal organs, Congress has announced it will investigate the abortion giant."Congress must—and will—investigate and put an end to these barbaric practices,” Congressman Chris Smith, R-NJ, said in a press conference at the U.S. Capitol today.Smith, who authored the Trafficking Victims Protection Act in 2000, called Planned Parenthood's sale of unborn babies' body...
  • Congress ‘Will Provide’ A Response To Planned Parenthood’s Sale of Baby Body Parts...

    07/15/2015 9:00:12 AM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 14, 2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    FULL TITLE: Congress ‘Will Provide’ A Response To Planned Parenthood’s Sale of Baby Body Parts, Says House Pro-Life Co-Chair Co-chairman of the Bipartisan Congressional Pro-Life Caucus Rep. Chris Smith reacted to an investigative video released Tuesday by pro-life group Center for Medical Progress. The video depicted Planned Parenthood’s chief medical officer speaking about how to abort a baby intact in order to be able to harvest its body parts for sale. “We have known for a long time that Planned Parenthood is Child Abuse Incorporated,” said Smith, a Republican from New Jersey, in a statement to Breitbart News. “The shocking...
  • Judicial Deference to Agencies Expands Executive Power and Increases Regulatory Burdens

    07/15/2015 6:36:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 15, 2015 | James Lankford
    “It is emphatically the province and duty of the Judicial Department to say what the law is” declared Chief Justice John Marshall in the landmark case of Marbury v. Madison. For centuries this statement has stood as one of the most famous in American jurisprudence. It was a declaration of the role and duty of the judicial branch within our constitutional structure. The Constitution provides for three separate and distinct branches of government, each having a “check” on the other, thus allowing, as James Madison wrote, for ambition to “counteract ambition.” As our government has grown and the issues we...
  • Congress Asked to Investigate Planned Parenthood Illegally Selling Aborted Baby Body Parts

    07/14/2015 2:05:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Jul 14, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    Leading pro-life groups are calling on Congress to investigate the Planned Parenthood abortion business after a shocking new expose’ video has caught Planned Parenthood’s top doctor describing how the abortion business sells the body parts of aborted babies. New undercover footage shows Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, describing how Planned Parenthood sells the body parts of aborted unborn children and admitting she uses partial-birth abortions to supply intact body parts. Federal law prohibits the sale of body parts of aborted babies. In fact, the sale or purchase of human fetal tissue a...
  • Shock Video Catches Planned Parenthood’s Top Doctor Selling Body Parts of Aborted Babies

    07/14/2015 7:56:05 AM PDT · by Carpe Cerevisi · 133 replies
    Lifenews.com ^ | July 14, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    New undercover footage shows Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, describing how Planned Parenthood sells the body parts of aborted unborn children and admitting she uses partial-birth abortions to supply intact body parts. In the video, Nucatola is at a business lunch with actors posing as buyers from a human biologics company. As head of PPFA’s Medical Services department, Nucatola has overseen medical practice at all Planned Parenthood locations since 2009. She also trains new Planned Parenthood abortion doctors and performs abortions herself at Planned Parenthood Los Angeles up to 24 weeks. Nucatola...
  • Obama Vows Veto of Congressional Iran Disapproval: ‘You Don’t Make Deals Like This with Friends’

    07/14/2015 9:41:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/14/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    President Obama declared today that “because America negotiated from a position of strength and principle” in reaching a nuclear deal with Iran, “we have stopped the spread of nuclear weapons in this region.” The deal, which lasts up to 10 years and is nearly 100 pages long, gives Tehran the right to challenge UN inspections of its nuclear program. An arbitration board, including an Iranian representative, would decide if access is granted. Iran said sanctions will be repealed, while the P5+1 powers said old sanctions will be repealed but they’ll impose new ones. The arms embargo that Iran wanted lifted...
  • Churches Opposed to Gay Marriage Would Be Protected from IRS Under Proposed House Republican Bill

    07/14/2015 9:37:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/14/2015 | Ray Nothstine
    A bill introduced to protect churches and religious organizations from IRS and other federal punishment may be gaining steam according to lawmakers; however, only one Democrat currently co-sponsors the religious freedom bill. Congressman Raul Labrador (R-Idaho), a co-founder of the conservative Freedom Caucus, is pushing support for the "First Amendment Defense Act" (H.R. 2802) that is designed to protect same-sex marriage dissenting religious churches and organizations from possible IRS penalties and persecution. While America's "first freedom" is no longer a foregone conclusion in today's cultural climate and new understandings of sexual rights, the "First Amendment Defense Act" would only affect...
  • Can Congress stop the Iran deal? [Obama's Veto Pen looms]

    07/14/2015 8:21:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/14/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Now that the P5+1 and Iran have inked a deal that will unleash Tehran from decades of international sanctions, the agreement has to go before the legislatures in Iran and the US. The former is a mere formality; if Supreme Leader Ali Khameini likes the deal — and there’s zero reason to believe that Iranian negotiators would have acted without his express permission — then the Iranian parliament will rubber-stamp it. That leaves Congress as the last remaining stage on which this deal must play before full implementation. Bloomberg’s Billy House sees a rocky path ahead for the deal,...
  • 'ISIS Blows Up Baby in Training Class Demo'

    07/13/2015 10:17:43 AM PDT · by blueyon · 31 replies
    The Clarion Project ^ | 7/03/15 | ???
    In one of its cruelest acts to date, Islamic State reportedly blew up a baby to show members how to handle explosives....
  • Here’s why Obama and Hillary must stop Donald Trump at all costs

    07/12/2015 3:19:25 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 151 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | July 9, 2015 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Hi. I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. Some people are getting very nervous: Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett, Eric Holder, Hillary Clinton and Jon Corzine, to name just a few. And I know why. --- snip -- But for once, the powerful socialist cabal and the corrupt crony capitalists are scared. I’ve never seen them this outraged, this vicious, this motivated or this coordinated. Never in all my years in politics have I seen anything like the way the mad dogs of hell have been unleashed on Donald Trump.
  • C-Span To Repeat Coverage of Congressional Commemoration of Fiftieth Anniversary of Vietnam War

    07/11/2015 6:46:41 PM PDT · by Intolerant in NJ · 4 replies
    C-Span | 11 July, 2015
    C-Span has just aired a replay of the Wednesday ceremony held by the US Congress to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the beginning of the Vietnam War. Congressional leaders and current members, the Secretary of Defense, and past members of Congress who had served in Vietnam spoke about the war, its significance in the history of the country, and the sacrifice of those who served as well as the debt of gratitude the country owes them to this day. When Boehner finally got around to presenting at the end of the program he announced that a lapel pin had bee...