If states do successfully win back authority from the federal government, he adds, it will be because they’ve lost their fear of Washington, not because Washington decided to relinquish any control.
No Blank Checks For Obama’s Middle East War!
To: U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner, and All Members of the House and Senate Republican Conferences
If the political class ignores James Madison's warnings, it will do so at its peril.
Marilinda Garcia, a NH state representative and the GOP favorite in Tuesday's primary, would face off against Democratic incumbent Ann McLane Kuster (NH02) in November's general election.
Speaking at an event on business taxes at the Urban Institute in D.C., Lew placed the responsibility on Congress to address so-called tax inversions, but said that the administration was prepared to step in if lawmakers don't move quickly enough.
A GAO report finds that the Obama administration violated federal law when it released five Taliban leaders from prison without notifying Congress, as is legally mandated, according to an investigation by the Government Accountability Office.
The White House on Sunday said Obama had informed Congress he authorized U.S. air strikes in Iraq to help retake control of the Mosul Dam, and that the action was consistent with his goal of protecting U.S. citizens in that country.
Ron Paul was right. Congress must stop abdicating its war powers responsibility and force Obama to get congressional approval for any military action in Iraq.
It appears that Obama is pursuing a two part strategy that involves much more than air drops of humanitarian relief, but no one really knows how deeply into the Middle East's savage religious war Obama plans to take us.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) misled Congress on the number of veteran deaths in its health care system, adding to a growing list of untruths that VA has told congressmen trying to investigate the scandal-plagued dept. The House Comm. on Veterans Affairs is the latest victim of VA’s dishonesty.
Just over half the public, 51%, say they disapprove of the job that their own Representative is doing in a new poll, rising above the 50% threshold for the first time in the quarter-century of Post-ABC polling on this question. Just 41% approve. That's a new low.
Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid may be in trouble. NBC/WSJ/Marist has published a new poll, conducted July 28-31, that shows a plurality of registered voters want a Republican majority in both the House and Senate.
White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer fueled speculation that Repubs. would bring impeachment charges against Obama, saying the House-controlled GOP listens mainly to Sen. Ted Cruz, not Speaker John Boehner.
Obama is expected to take executive action to help illegals stay in the US while Congress is away on a 5-week recess. Obama and his allies believe his authority to act without legislative approval has been strengthened by congressional gridlock over comprehensive reform.
"The separate House measure on executive actions fails to place effective restrictions on the President’s ability to grant unlawful amnesty and work permits. For Congress to successfully stand against the President’s nullification plans, it must adopt the language proposed by Senator Cruz.”
House Oversight and Gov't Reform Comm. Chairman Darrell Issa released a report titled, “Making Sure Targeting Never Happens: Getting Politics Out of the IRS and Other Solutions." The report proposes a number of reforms to the IRS that would protect Americans from being targeting by the IRS.
How Congress chooses to act in the coming hours and days will determine whether the President succeeds in his plan to nullify the immigration laws of the United States, said Sen. Jeff Sessions. Conservatives must be unrelenting in their demand that Congress, specifically House Republicans, get serious about stopping the invasion of our southern border.
In two of three runoffs for the Republican nomination for Congress in open U.S. House districts, tea party-backed candidates emerged triumphant and are now considered certain to win in November.
The House voted to block performance bonuses for senior IRS execs. “Giving out bonuses is ludicrous and amounts to a slap in the face to the American public,” said Rep. Paul Gosar. “They should not be given performance awards in the wake of one of the largest scandals in recent history.”
A debate over states’ rights ensued in the U.S. House as it looked to permanently ban state and local gov'ts from taxing Internet access.