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  • Congress on board with Obama's Iraq plans

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Little of the impassioned debate that fractured lawmakers last year over possible military intervention in Syria is happening now as American warplanes strike extremist targets in Iraq. Almost a week into the Obama administration's emergency action in northern Iraq, the...

  • Gillibrand wants to expand summer school lunches

    ONEONTA, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is pushing legislation that would expand the summer school lunch program to provide more meals to children when school is out. The New York Democrat plans to announce her bill Wednesday at an event in Oneonta. Gillibrand's office says that...

  • Congressional lawmakers react to Robin Williams' passing

    Lawmakers can agree on at least one thing: Robin Williams will be sorely missed.

  • Why Republicans may benefit from the sudden concern over immigration

    Republicans have started to turn the tables on Democrats, enabled by news stories and Images of tens of thousands of families and unaccompanied children who have walked over the border in Texas in recent months and are straining the resources of overwhelmed federal authorities and local communities.

  • Senator: Business tax would undermine Tesla bid

    SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dean Heller warned Monday that a proposal to fund education by taxing corporations would undermine efforts to persuade Tesla Motors to build a $5 billion battery plant in Nevada. The Republican senator believes Nevada is well-positioned in the bidding war with...

  • Why a program for the poor may be helping big banks instead

    A Clinton-era tax credit program intended to help grow businesses in low-income communities is instead benefitting big banks and private investors to the tune of more than $1 billion annually.

  • Campaign finance curbs and bipartisan censorship

    Both sides find some types of political communication offensive to them and therefore undeserving of protection.

  • Military families complain as personal cars go missing

    A surprise change in Pentagon contractors is causing headaches for rank-and-file military personnel and their families on the move this summer: The new company hired to move their personal cars isn't doing a good job, some say.

  • Republican lawmakers warn Obama is risking attack by ISIS on U.S.

    Republicans who think President Obama should intervene more directly in Iraq are now arguing that not doing so puts the U.S. at risk.

  • Peter King: ISIS 'more powerful now than al Qaeda was on 9/11'

    President Obama's vow not to provide military support in Iraq beyond limited airstrikes and humanitarian relief amounts to "a shameful abdication of American leadership," Rep. Peter King, a New York Republican, said in an interview Sunday.

  • John Boehner supports airstrikes but 'dismayed' by Obama's Iraq policies

    Boehner accused the president of being "disengaged" despite warnings from Iraqi leaders, Congress and even members of its own administration of the growing threat posed by ISIS.

  • Not buying it: Majority of Americans see Obama's fight with Congress as purely political

    And the president isn't the only one who catches blame for Washington's infamously hated gridlock: Voters say Republicans in Congress are just as much a part of the problem.

  • Poll: Americans say Obama, Congress don't deserve a vacation

    Americans repel when asked about the long summer vacations planned by President Obama and Congress. Their reaction: You don't deserve it.

  • Is it time to view the Obama administration as a criminal enterprise?

    A scandal erupts. Congressional hearings are held. Documents are requested and withheld. Subpoenas are issued. Contempt charges threatened. A few documents dribble out. Then come the admissions that, oh by the way, emails required by multiple federal laws to be preserved have either been...

  • VIDEO: House holds emergency hearing on Ebola outbreak

    With the Ebola outbreak in West Africa dominating headlines in recent weeks, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs convened an emergency meeting Thursday during their summer recess to figure out how the U.S. can help to contain the spread of the disease -- and if an experimental drug is the answer.

From the Weekly Standard