Jul 302014
 
Nancy Pelosi: Use Border Crisis to 'More Quickly' Pass Amnesty Bill

On Tuesday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Congress should use the border crisis to pass comprehensive amnesty legislation.  At a Congressional Progressive Caucus hearing on the border crisis, Pelosi said the influx of illegal immigrant juveniles is more reason to pass an amnesty bill that Democrats in the Senate like Senate Majority Leader [...]

Jul 302014
 

WASHINGTON (AP) – Eager to begin a monthlong break, Congress leavened its customary heavy partisanship on Wednesday with a pinch of compromise, advancing legislation to repair the deeply troubled Department of Veterans Affairs and working to clear funds for highway construction at home and missile defense in Israel. Yet old habits proved unbreakable less than [...]

Jul 302014
 
Court Ruling Implies States Must Have at Least One Abortion Clinic

A U.S. Circuit Court ruled Tuesday that the state of Mississippi may not require abortion doctors in that state to have admitting privileges at local hospitals. The court said the requirement “imposes an undue burden on a woman’s right to choose an abortion.” Earlier this year the same court, though with a different set of [...]

Jul 302014
 
Crawford among 5 to oppose VA overhaul measure

Facebook Follow @washtimes LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Republican U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford is among five House members to oppose a measure to overhaul the Veterans Affairs Department and improve veterans’ health care, a vote that drew immediate criticism from his Democratic challenger. The congressman from east Arkansas voted against a measure that overwhelmingly cleared [...]

Jul 302014
 
ISIS Fighter Claims Turkey Funds the Jihadist Group

Turkey Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his AK Party have a well developed reputation for anti-Semitism and anti-Israel policies generally. But now ties to the Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS, are emerging. The Jerusalem Post reported one Islamic State member said Turkey, a member of NATO, provided funds for the terrorist group. “Turkey [...]

Jul 302014
 

Senators introduced a bill Wednesday that quadruples fines for colleges and universities that fail to accurately report sexual assaults to the government, hiking them from $35,000 to $150,000. A bipartisan group of eight senators unveiled the Campus Accountability and Safety Act, which also requires colleges and universities to regularly release assault statistics and to provide [...]

Jul 302014
 
Sandra Fluke Tops List of Donors to Her Own CA State Senate Campaign

California state Senate candidate and “free-birth-control advocate” Sandra Fluke is the biggest donor in her own campaign, according to official California campaign finance reports. The Washington Examiner points out that Fluke has provided a “whopping 35%” of her own funding for her campaign and suggests that “the campaign is trying to pump up its donation totals [...]

Jul 302014
 
GOP seizes on Alison Lundergan Grimes' odd 'Iron Dome' comments

Follow @TomHowellJr Enlarge Photo FILE – This June 29, 2014 file photo shows Kentucky Democratic Senate … more  Facebook Follow @washtimes Recent remarks by Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes have Republicans wondering if she knows what Israel’s “Iron Dome” defense system actually does. The Democrat, who is taking on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell this [...]

Jul 302014
 
The Free Lunch President

On Monday, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew urged Congress to provide more resources for the exploding number of people on permanent disability. It’s part of the Obama administration’s “give away the store” mentality, encouraging the masses to sign up for government programs at taxpayers’ expense. Even without Congress’ complicity, the administration is doing everything it can [...]

Jul 302014
 
Obama Trolls with a Vengeance

This week, as I have been predicting for months, President Barack Obama announced that he would be considering unprecedented executive action to provide legal status for millions of illegal immigrants. His goal is not to solve the immigration crisis — you don’t grant legal status to 5 million illegal immigrants, then leave the back door [...]

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