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Democrats go to extreme with filibuster of human trafficking bill

It says much about the growing extremism of the national Democratic Party on social issues that, given a choice between helping victims of human trafficking or funding abortion, Democratic senators are making the latter a higher priority. The Justice ...

McConnell urged to negate Reid's 'nuclear option'

A Second Amendment advocate says the top Republican in the U.S. Senate should show some backbone and require that 60 votes are needed to confirm Loretta Lynch as the next attorney general. Since Lynch's nomination was approved by the Senate Judiciary ...

Netanyahu's strong warning to Congress - and Obama

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a blistering speech to Congress on Tuesday, raising images of the Holocaust and warning that an impending nuclear deal with Iran would be worse than no deal at all. Among his objections to the deal- ...

Prediction: Senate short of votes to block AG nominee Lynch

A former Justice Department attorney doesn't think there are enough "Rand Pauls" in the U.S. Senate to prevent Loretta Lynch from being confirmed as the next U.S. attorney general. In an official news release, Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky ) said he ...

Sen. Leahy facilitated impregnation of wife of Cuban spy

HAVANA (AP) -- Cuba is celebrating the return of three intelligence agents imprisoned in the United States for more than a decade, and the joyful but puzzling news that one of their wives is expecting just two weeks from now. Adriana Perez's pregnanc ...

House Intelligence Committee Benghazi Report Defies Logic

In a head-scratching attempt to muddy the truth, the Republican-led House Intelligence Committee has released an investigative report absolving Washington -- the Obama administration, the State Department and the CIA -- of any wrongdoing in their res ...

Congress urged to react swiftly to 'executive amnesty'

Quickly and decisively – that's how Congress needs to respond once President Obama announces his executive order amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants, says a group opposed to such action. The Washington Times has reported that sources close to ...

Attorney: AG nominee Lynch needs to face tough questioning

A former Justice Department attorney sees no way Barack Obama's nominee to replace Attorney General Eric Holder can be vetted thoroughly and confirmed during the lame-duck session. "There's too many questions, too many hard questions that need to be ...

There's plenty of work ahead for the Republicans

The Republican tsunami that swept the country on Tuesday was astounding. While Republicans were much more organized, focused and disciplined in 2014, avoiding the boneheaded mistakes that have plagued previous election cycles, most of the blame for t ...

Reid vows to counter ruling by 'five white men'

While he has shown he has no problem with federal judges overruling the will of the people when it comes to abortion or same-sex "marriage," it's clear Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid isn't willing to accept a recent Supreme Court decision. Last we ...


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