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12 hrs ago | National Review Online

John Fund: The Moment of Truth on Corporate Welfare

The tea-party base often doesn't take seriously the GOP's commitment to shrinking government and has accused the GOP of ladling out benefits to the elite and well connected.


Related Topix: US News, Small Business, Personal Finance, US Politics, Senator Rob Portman, US Senate, Republican, Sherrod Brown, Democrat

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Nation

Anti-Diplomacy Groups Dominate Congressional Hearings on Iran Policy

Sen. Mark Kirk, R-IL, speaks during a Senate Appropriations Subcommitte hearing in support of Iran sanctions Last week, my colleague Ali Gharib and I published an article in The Nation in which we explored the influence of hawkish groups in shaping congressional legislation on Iran sanctions.


Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, US Politics, US News

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Capitol Fax Blog

Teh crazy

That was the cry that arose from some panicked Southland residents this week after more than 100 military vehicles suddenly appeared on the campus of Cook County's Oak Forest Health Center, 159th Street and Cicero Avenue.


Related Topix: Cook County, IL, Oak Forest, IL, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, US National Guard, US Military, Crestwood, IL, Robbins, IL

Sonoran News

Obamaa s not-so-secret Hud plan | by Robert Romano

Act now! Urge the Senate to adopt the Lee amendment to defund Obama's plan to resettle millions of illegal immigrants in your community! Last September, the National Council of La Raza issued comments in favor of a Department of Housing and Urban Development regulation, "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing."


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, US Governors, Dave Heineman, Ron Paul, US House of Representatives

Silicon Alley Insider

'I Will Be Attacked as a Hater': Marco Rubio Explains Why He's Still Against Gay Marriage

Senator Marco Rubio , who is looking at running for president in 2016, gave a major speech on Wednesday outlining why he still holds fast to his socially conservative stance on same-sex marriage.


Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Gay/Lesbian, Barack Obama, Democrat, Susan Collins

Myrtle Beach Online

Dole, vets groups renew push for disability treaty

Representatives from veterans groups and organizations for the disabled on Wednesday joined Dole and Republican Sens. John McCain, Kelly Ayotte and Mark Kirk along with Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin at a Capitol Hill news conference.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Kelly Ayotte, US Senate, Republican, John McCain, Tom Harkin, Democrat, Business News

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Get the Export-Import Bank out of fossil fuels

The Obama administration took a giant step forward on clean energy last year when it ordered the Export-Import Bank to stop funding coal plants abroad.


Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, US Politics, US News, Senator Joe Manchin, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Barack Obama, Opinion

Austin Bulldog

Travis County Democrats Upbeat

Well you can't blame the Democrats for wanting what they haven't won in the last two decades, and that's the election of the governor who will succeed Rick Perry.


Related Topix: US News, Travis County, TX, Rick Perry, US Governors, Ruth Ann Minner, George Bush, US Politics, US Senate, Republican

Mon Jul 21, 2014


Obama Contends with Congressional Back-Seat Drivers on Ukraine

A Malaysia Airlines jet is shot down over the Ukraine and Congress is, of course, full of back-seat foreign policy advice for President Obama.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Ron Paul, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate, Bob Corker

US News & World Report

Sanctions Give Obama Leverage in Iran Nuclear Talks

The United States and other world powers extended the deadline to reach a comprehensive final agreement with Iran over its controversial nuclear program to November 24, 2014.


Related Topix: Robert Menendez, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Republican, Eliot Engel, Lindsey Graham, Opinion

The Washington Post

Republican Rep. David Jolly (Fla.) supports gay marriage

Rep. David Jolly announced his support for gay marriage Monday, saying that he believes it is "fully appropriate" for a state to recognize both same-sex marriages and "traditional" ones, even though he, as a Christian, believes in the the latter.


Related Topix: Wedding, US Politics, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bill Young, Representative Richard Hanna, US Senate

Washington Times

CHUMLEY: Border stage set for civil rights-type uprisings

With Attorney General Eric Holder at the legal helm, and a pro-amnesty chief executive in the White House, it's hard to know how this whole border fiasco is going to end - and specifically, whether peace will prevail.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Governors, Dave Heineman, Republican

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Washington Post

Distinguished pol

Let's face it: Secretary of State John Kerry has no credibility with allies or Congress.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, Robert Menendez, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Bob Menendez, Republican, Bob Corker

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Colorado Statesman

Women's reproductive rights at issue in Senate race

Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a bill sponsored by U.S. Sen. Mark Udall to nullify the recent Supreme Court decision - the Hobby Lobby case - that lets certain corporations refuse to cover some contraception methods in group health insurance plans based on religious objections.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Udall, Mark Udall, US House of Representatives, Representative Cory Gardner, Republican

Next 25 Articles

President Barack Obama plans to sign executive orders Monday prohibiting discrimination against gay and transgender workers in the federal government and its contracting agencies, without a new exemption that was requested by some religious organizations.


Related Topix: Transgender, Air Accidents, Fidel Castro, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Roll Call

Mark Kirk Says Obama Iran Policy is Path to Nuclear War

Sen. Mark S. Kirk said in a jarring video circulated late Friday that President Barack Obama's Iran policy is leading to nuclear war.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Barack Obama, Democrat, Illinois, Illinois Government, Robert Menendez, US House of Representatives

The Washington Post

FAA should have moved faster, senator says

The Federal Aviation Administration faced criticism Friday for allowing commercial airliners to continue to fly over troubled eastern Ukraine for four days after a military transport plane was shot down there.


Related Topix: US News, Federal Aviation Administration, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, World News

Roll Call

After MH17, Senator Revives Commercial Airliner Anti-Missile Defense Idea

Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., told the Washington Post Friday that, in the aftermath of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 disaster and with shoulder-fired missiles proliferating in places like Libya in Iraq, he would press the Federal Aviation Administration to install anti-missile defenses on commercial airliners.


Related Topix: Strategic Defense Initiative, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Federal Aviation Administration, George Bush, W.


Obama, GOP lawmakers have harsh words for Putin

Top American officials harshly criticized Russia on Friday for its continued support of pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine following the downing of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Vladimir Putin, Prison, Peter King, Republican, US House of Representatives

The Hill

Kirk: Obama should bring wrongful death suit against Russia

President Obama should "bring one hell of a wrongful death suit" against Russian assets located in the United States following the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, Sen. Mark Kirk said Friday.


Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, US Politics, US News