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  • Issa demands big changes from obscure, troubled commission

    The Eisenhower Memorial Commission has drawn ire by spending $15 million to commission a design that would put long, 80-foot high planks depicting a wintry Kansas landscape on the National Mall.

  • House and Senate recycle partisan agendas in pre-election session

    It's the same song, second verse as the two chambers recycle partisan agenda items while heading out the door to campaign ahead of the pivotal November election.

  • House inches toward approving ISIS request

    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, voiced support for Obama's request, even as he criticized his Islamic State strategy for being insufficient to ultimately defeat the terrorist organization.

  • White House threatens veto of GOP Obamacare bill

    According to the White House, the GOP bill "would allow insurers to deploy practices such as charging businesses more when a worker has a pre‑existing condition or when it has more workers who are women than men.”

  • House will wait for Obama on Islamic State strategy

    House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday he'll wait to hear President Obama's plan for dealing with the threat from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria before weighing in about what Congress will do.

  • House could take up federal funding bill Thursday

    With a Sept. 30 fiscal deadline looming and the midterm elections coming in November, the House may take up a bill without adding provisions that are frequently attached to must-pass spending bills, say those familiar with the talks.

  • Tony Cardenas: 'The disgusting, do-nothing Congress forced Obama's hand' on immigration

    Rep. Tony Cardenas conceded that Hispanics were frustrated with Obama and disappointed with his decision to delay executive action on immigration until after the midterm elections.

  • House agenda doesn't include Syria

    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy told fellow GOP lawmakers in a memo that the House will continue "aggressive oversight work," but there is no immediate plan to take up legislation giving President Obama the green light to bomb Syria.

  • Lawmakers cross aisles on demilitarizing police

    A Tea Party Republican has teamed up with a member of the Congressional Black Caucus on a bill to place limits on a Pentagon program providing surplus military equipment to local police around the country.

  • US Rep. Duckworth announces she's pregnant

    CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth, an Iraq war veteran and double amputee, said Monday she's pregnant and expecting a baby girl in early December. Duckworth, a Democrat from the Chicago suburb of Hoffman Estates, announced the pregnancy on NBC's "Today" show. "I am so thrilled that I'm...

  • Frequent frankers in Congress face tough re-election fights

    A Washington Examiner analysis of congressional spending accounts found millions of tax dollars being spent on what amounts to free advertising for House members.

  • The case for impeaching Lois Lerner and other lawbreakers at the IRS

    Federal impeachment under Article II of the Constitution is not reserved just for presidents or other high officials, but "all civil officers of the United States" as well. Aside from members of the military, any official in the executive branch is subject to impeachment.

  • 81-year-old Rep. Don Young is getting married

    The longest-serving Republican in the House introduced Anne Garland Walton, a flight nurse from Fairbanks, as his fiancee during a "Candidate Sunday" event at an Anchorage mega-church Sunday, the Associated Press reported.

  • VIDEO: Rep. Eric Cantor's last day in Congress

    After a 14-year Congressional run Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va. will officially step down from Congress Monday.

  • Democrats should back Obama, GOP postal reform efforts: Examiner Editorial

    Those in charge of running the Postal Service have had their hands tied for decades by short-sighted politicians and a powerful government employee union.



From the Weekly Standard

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    In his September 10 speech to the nation, President Obama said, “This is American leadership at its best: We stand with people who fight for their own freedom; and we rally other nations on behalf...

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