Congress

House GOP Leaders Back Obama's ISIS Attacks

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

The current and immediate past chairmen of the House Homeland Security Comm. have publicly backed Obama’s airstrikes against ISIS in Syria, despite the fact that the president didn't seek congressional approval for them.

Rove Blasts Tea Party, Then Begs For Money

Tony Lee, Breitbart

After declaring war on the Tea Party & showing nothing but contempt for grassroots conservatives that powered Repubs. to record gains in '10, Karl Rove whined that the GOP may not take back the Senate in '14 because of the lack of enthusiasm for his estab.-approved candidates. 

House Votes to Arm Syrian Rebels; $1Trillion CR Passes

Matt Fuller, Roll Call

After voting to give Obama the authority to arm and train Syrian rebels, the House passed legislation Weds. to fund the gov't until Dec. 11 (at a $1.012 trillion level), moving the bill to avoid a shutdown and address Islamic State orgs.

How Republicans Can Capture The Youth Vote In 30 Seconds

GOP congressional candidate Marilinda Garcia is surging in New Hampshire in part because her campaign recognizes that big chunks of the youth vote want change and they define that change in conservative terms.

Time May Be Right to Salvage States Rights

Sean Lengell, Washington Examiner

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.

Petition to Congress: No Blank Checks For Obama's Middle East War

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

Waging War Is a Decision for Congress Alone

Andrew Napolitano, Reason.com

If the political class ignores James Madison's warnings, it will do so at its peril.

Ted Cruz Confident About Chances Of NH Hopeful Marilinda Garcia

Hillary Vaughn, Fox News Latino

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.

Jack Lew: Decision on Exec. Action on Taxes 'In the Very Near Future'

Joseph Lawler, Washington Times

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.

Oversight Report: Obama Violated Law by Freeing Taliban Members

Adam Kredo, Washington Free Beacon

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.

US Expands Iraq Air Campaign

Thomson/Reuters Staff

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: Obama Must Go To Congress Before Military Action In Iraq

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.

What’s Obama’s Strategy As U.S. Inches Into Another Iraq War?

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.

Vets. Admin. Lied Repeatedly to Congress

Patrick Howley, Daily Caller

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.

New Low: Majority Don’t Like Their Congressman

Peyton M. Craighill and Scott Clement, Washington Post

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.

Voters Want A Republican House & Senate

Katie Frates, Daily Caller

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.

WH Adviser: Cruz 'Has the Power' in the House

Brian Hughes, Washington Examiner

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 Preps Next Border Action

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

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.

Sessions: Congress Must Oppose Both Border Bills

Sen. Jeff Sessions Website

"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.”

Report Proposes Solutions to Ensure Targeting Never Happens Again

House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Staff

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.