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The Export-Import Bank: The Senate's shame

[caption id="attachment_2361" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]Unable to win reauthorization of the crony capitalism-fueling Export-Import Bank on its own merits -- of which it has none, except for the cronies -- a bipartisan sup ...

McConnell led Senate defeats Obamacare repeal and revives Export-Import Bank in rare Sunday session

[caption id="attachment_1657" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (UPI) -- In a rare weekend session, the U.S. Senate made a couple moves on Sunday to keep President Barack Obama's signature health care law on the books - ...

McConnell missteps on Patriot Act

[caption id="attachment_2361" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]Reforms to the Patriot Act seem inevitable, despite Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's insistence that the bulk collection of phone records should be renewed wi ...

Bill would require Supreme Court justices to follow 'code of ethics'

A bill currently in Congress is designed to give Supreme Court justices reason to think carefully about their actions outside the courtroom. Legislation has been introduced in both the House and Senate dealing with ethical standards for justices. Gab ...

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 ...


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