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Young Republicans Deploy for Louisiana Run-Offs

    Many Republicans are still celebrating their overwhelming midterm victory from the beginning of November. But not every seat has been decided. In Louisiana, the senate race and two house seats turned into run-offs to be be decided next month. Run-off elections face more than just an opposition candidate, they battle against voter fatigue and holiday schedules. To help ... Read More »

5 Things Obama Has Whined About in His Sad, Sad Life as President

On Friday, President Obama spent a good chunk of his public speech in Minneapolis complaining about how tough it is to be President Obama. “They don’t do anything except block me!” he complained of the Republican House of Representatives, as though it were the job of Congress to rubber stamp the Great Monarch’s imperial dictates. “And, and, and call me names!”… ... Read More »

Rep. Blake Farenthold on Holder: Anyone Else ‘Would Be in Jail’

Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday refused to question Attorney General Eric Holder, considering that Holder was held in contempt of Congress, adding that any other American who did not comply with a DOJ subpoena “would be in jail.”...

Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday refused to question Attorney General Eric Holder, considering that Holder was held in contempt of Congress, adding that any other American who did not comply with a DOJ subpoena “would be in jail.” “If an American citizen had not complied with one of the Justice Department subpoenas, they would be in jail, not sitting here … testifying,” Farenthold said. - See more at: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-hunter/gop-congressman-holder-anyone-else-would-be-jail#sthash.NssUwRoV.dpuf

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The Pentagon Wasted $2.7 Billion of Your Tax Dollars on an Intelligence System That Doesn’t Work

Here's another item for the (long) list of spectacular waste in the Pentagon's budget: a $2.7-billion intelligence program that's supposed to help Army troops on the ground collect and use intelligence on enemy fighters. It sounds like a good idea, but the thing is, the Army's Distributed Common Ground System doesn't actually do that, according to report from Foreign Policy. The article cites an internal assessment of the DCGS's effectiveness, long requested by Congress but kept under wraps by the Pentagon for eight months. Probably because they didn't feel like talking about such a spectacular failure...

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Rep. Trey Gowdy Uses Obama’s Own Words Against Him In Response to Veto Threat

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) used President Obama’s own words as a U.S. senator to excoriate him for threatening to veto the ENFORCE the Law Act, which provides a streamlined system for a house of Congress to the sue the Executive Branch for failing to enforce laws passed by Congress, pointedly asking: “How does going from being a senator to a president rewrite the Constitution?”...

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House Approves Law Retaliating Against Obama’s Use of Executive Actions

The House approved legislation Wednesday that would let Congress file civil lawsuits against the executive branch for failing to enforce the laws, a response to what Republicans say is an Obama administration that routinely ignores the will of Congress.


Members approved the bill in a 233-181 vote. Every Republican voted for it, along with five Democrats: Reps. John Barrow (Ga.), Henry Cuellar (Texas), Pete Gallego (Texas), Collin Peterson (Minn.), and Nick Rahall (W.Va.)...

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Lois Lerner Pleads the Fifth AGAIN, Doesn’t Testify on IRS Targeting

Appearing in front of the House Oversight Committee Wednesday morning Lois Lerner, former head of tax exempt groups at the IRS, refused to answer questions asked by lawmakers by pleading the Fifth Amendment. Earlier this week, Lerner's attorney William Taylor confirmed to Committee members in an email that she would testify. Lerner was issued a subpoena last summer after admitting the IRS singled out conservative groups for extra scrutiny.

"On the advice of my counsel I respectfully exercise my fifth amendment right and decline to answer that question," Lerner said...

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