Monthly Archives: January, 2015

House passes abortion bill after earlier stumble

Republicans muscled legislation through the House on Thursday tightening federal restrictions on abortions. The vote came after internal divisions forced them into an embarrassing fumble of a similar bill. The House voted by a near party-line 242-179 to permanently bar federal funds for any abortion coverage. The measure would also block tax credits for many people and businesses buying abortion coverage under President Barack Obama’s health care law.

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Pelosi: Boehner invite to Netanyahu inappropriate

Pelosi isn’t too pleased with Boehner. On Thursday, she said that Republican Speaker John Boehner blundered when he invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress amid sensitive negotiations about Iran’s nuclear program and in the shadow of Israel’s elections.

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1,000 ‘criminal aliens’ released by ICE committed new crimes, Grassley says

On Friday, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said that 1,000 of the more than 36,000 “criminal aliens” released by federal immigration authorities in 2013 have been convicted of new crimes. Thank Odummer for that.

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Dems challenge Obama agenda

Surprise, looks like Demonrats are beginning to wake up. Obama, for all the flak he took from Republicans over his combative State of the Union address, now is running into turbulence from members of his own party – who could prove an even bigger barrier to his agenda.

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House GOP launches secure-borders bill

House Republicans are officially launching their immigration reform effort Wednesday, with a border security bill aimed at keeping unlawful immigrants from entering the United States.

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Dems charge GOP objection to Lynch racist

Gee, Demonrats are becoming rather boring, it’s the same old thing.  Dare to challenge them or stop their agenda, you are racist.  The Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee opened the second day of the confirmation hearings for attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch with two witnesses who testified of alleged mistreatment for exposing Obama administration scandals.

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Russian spy ship docks quietly in Havana on eve of high-level meetings between Cuba, U.S.

A 300-feet Russian intelligence warship docked quietly in Havana Tuesday is fueling speculation about the renewal of diplomatic relations with the U.S. The arrival comes on the eve of a historic meeting between Cuba and the United States, was not announced by Cuban authorities or the press. The Viktor Leonov CCB-175 entered the Bay of Havana in the morning and was moored to a pier often used by cruise ships, the AFP news agency reported.

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Supreme Court won’t hear dispute over debit card fees

The Supreme Court has rejected a challenge from retailers who claim the Federal Reserve allows banks to charge businesses too much for handling debit card transactions.

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Boehner confirms lawsuit against Obama, defends Netanyahu invitation

House Speaker John Boehner confirmed to Fox News on Wednesday that Republicans plan to sue President Obama over his use of executive action on immigration.

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Ukraine: Russia Sending Troops to Back Rebels

Ukraine’s military claimed hundreds of Russian troops crossed the border to help the rebels, as intense fighting between government and pro-Russian separatist forces continued Monday in eastern Ukraine. Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Ukrainian intelligence had confirmed Russian cross-border arms deliveries to the separatists were continuing.

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