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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 ...

Pelosi Sets Up the Benghazi Circus

[caption id="attachment_7983" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]The Democrats didn't want hearings on Benghazi -- they called for a boycott and called hearings a "waste of time." And now, with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's ...

Witness: US Response to Benghazi too Weak

WASHINGTON (AP) — A retired general says the U.S. should have done more to respond to the attack on the diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, that killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans. Retired Brig. Gen. Robert Lovell said Thursday tha ...

Who is Elizabeth Warren?

It's not just the Herald's Howie Carr who's dogging Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren about unanswered questions surrounding her claims of a Native American heritage during the national tour for her new autobiography, "A Fighting Chance." Both the ...

The Electoral College does not need fixing

New York has become the latest state to adopt a National Popular Vote compact. Under the scheme, a state's electoral votes go to the presidential candidate getting the most votes nationally, regardless of which candidate actually carries that specifi ...

More Money? Seriously?

U.S. Rep. James P. Moran thinks members of Congress are underpaid. Yes, of course they are. That's why they cling to the job for dear life over the course of decades whenever humanly possible, and come out the other side as millionaires, the poor dea ...

Sheila Jackson Lee says Constitution 400 years old

As far as flubs go, Sheila Jackson Lee's "oops" moment on the House floor isn't the worst. But the Texas Democrat did learn it's pretty embarrassing to be a member of Congress and not know how old the United States Constitution is. Lee, speaking on t ...

The Adegbile nomination: Rejecting race-baiting

The unvarnished truth for Debo Adegbile was that he had engaged in a blatant case of race-baiting. And that was too much for even seven Senate Democrats -- among them, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania -- who joined with every Senate Republican -- led by Pen ...

Un-American? That's Harry Reid

An abhorrent floor speech by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., revealed such a twisted conception of both the First Amendment and the facts that all Americans, whatever their political persuasion, should be repulsed. Mr. Reid singled out bil ...

House GOP must step up

The Obama administration cries out for adult supervision. Instead of enforcing the laws, President Obama skips the tedious and inconvenient legislative responsibility and makes national policy with executive orders, public statements and press releas ...


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