Monday Jul 21
Obama's Sanctions Must Now Target Putin, Say GOP House Members
Three days after President Barack Obama addressed the nation on the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17, several Republican members of Congress are saying Obama should focus sanctions on the man they feel is most responsible for the tragedy: Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Megachurches Make Mark in GOP Congressional Primaries
Three candidates with ties to megachurches already have won Republican Congressional primaries this year, and another could win in a runoff election Tuesday, Roll Call reports .
The Daily Star
US must act now
US lawmakers demanded Friday that President Barack Obama show strong leadership and take swift action against Moscow in response to the downing of a passenger jet over Ukrainian territory.
Cantor spent big around primary loss
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor spent nearly $762,000 in the days before and after his stunning primary defeat last month in Virginia, according to a campaign filing made public Tuesday evening.
Terror Task Force Head: House Erred on Terror Bill
The Republican-controlled House of Representatives constrained the intelligence community too much, North Carolina Rep. Robert Pittenger wrote in a commentary in The Wall Street Journal .
Media Matters for America
Fox News Revives Zombie Myth That Congress Is Exempt From Obamacare
Fox News hyped a lawsuit by Republican Senator Ron Johnson against the federal government to revive the long-debunked myth that Congress got exemptions from the Affordable Care Act by receiving the same employer contribution for its insurance that it traditionally received.
Opinion: What GOP can learn from Cochran's strategy
Black voters allowed themselves to be used by Sen. Thad Cochran to win the Republican primary runoff for Mississippi's U.S. Senate seat.
The man who would be king
Editor's note: U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger, R-North Carolina, is chairman of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare and a member of the House Committee on Financial Services.
Burlington Times News
Formal ceremony set for family getting belated Purple Heart
A formal military ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Holly Hill Baptist Church to present medals, including a Purple Heart, to the family of Albert King Jr. King, of Burlington, died at age 77 in 1998.