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Gowdy ready to 'ratchet up' Benghazi inquiry

[caption id="attachment_31400" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department said Wednesday that officials are prepared to meet immediately with a special House committee investigating the deadly 2012 a ...

Is the Air Force telling officers not to speak to Congress?

[caption id="attachment_23751" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Air Force is investigating allegations that the No. 2 commander at its prestigious Air Combat Command told lower-ranking officers that talking ...

Lynch Nomination Moves Closer to Approval Despite Differences with GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Republicans demanded wholesale change at the Justice Department Thursday as they questioned whether President Barack Obama's attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch, would provide it. "The question for me and a lot of member ...

DOJ Nominee Defends Obama's Open Borders Policies

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Challenged by Republicans, Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch on Wednesday defended President Barack Obama's decision to shelter millions of immigrants from deportation though they live in the country illegally. She said that u ...

GOP abruptly drops controversial abortion bill

[caption id="attachment_1657" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON, (UPI) -- House Republicans abruptly dropped a bill Thursday that would outlaw most abortions past 20 weeks after some female lawmakers said the language w ...

White House miffed about Boehner invitation to Netanyahu

[caption id="attachment_5405" align="alignright" width="300"] Netanyahu addresses Congress, 2011. [/caption]Washington (Alliance News) - The speaker of the US House of Representatives, John Boehner, said Wednesday that he has invited Israeli Prime Mi ...

Congress Opens Showdown With Obama Over Iran Sanctions

[caption id="attachment_1657" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senators in both parties squared off with the Obama administration Wednesday about whether the threat of new sanctions would scuttle nuclear talks ...

Boehner Invites Netanyahu to Address Joint Session of Congress

[caption id="attachment_26952" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rebuffing President Barack Obama on Iran, House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday he had invited Israel's prime minister to address a joint meet ...

Joni Ernst touts newly elected Republican majority

U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa touted changes expected to be made by the newly elected Republican majority in Congress in her response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday. The freshman senator drew on her personal past to emp ...

Senate rejects effort to ban Keystone XL-pipeline exports

[caption id="attachment_1657" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled Senate on Tuesday rejected Democrats' bids to ban exports from the Keystone XL oil pipeline and to require building the pr ...


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