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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, to respond to the proposals from President Barack Obama about confronting the new wave of terrorism.
3 hrs ago | National Journal
Inside a local radio station near New Mexico's dusty eastern border, Steve Pearce needs just one take as he breezily speaks-in English-to his district's Hispanic community during a mock 15-minute radio "interview" for a paid campaign infomercial to be aired next month on Spanish-language stations. A conservative white lawmaker who is not fluent in Spanish, Pearce, 67, is seen nationally as a bit of a curiosity: A Republican who keeps getting reelected in this sprawling district that is more than half Hispanic and where Democrats have an 8-point edge in voter enrollment.
7 hrs ago | Fox News
The White House on Sunday put the pressure on Congress to vote this week in favor of President Obama's plan to destroy Islamic State by training and arming Syrians rebels, making clear that sending U.S. combat troops is not an option. "If it's not the Syrian opposition, trained and equipped by the United States, authorized by Congress and the president, a then it'll have to be U.S. troops," White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough told "Fox News Sunday."
A year or two ago, most observers thought that immigration "reform" was a foregone conclusion. The entire Democratic Party wanted it, including union leaders who were happy to sacrifice their members' interests; the Chamber of Commerce wanted it; quite a few libertarians were OK with it; and just about every rich person in America, it seemed, was on board.
President Obama is solidifying his legacy as the air war president with his strategy for taking on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria . The escalated use of airstrikes in Iraq and potentially Syria is just the latest example of the president finding it strategically and politically expedient to choose missiles over manpower when fighting enemies abroad.
President Obama again detailed America's expanded military mission against jihadists with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS , in his weekly address Saturday, vowing a "targeted, relentless counterterrorism campaign" against the extremists that have swept across much of Iraq and Syria in recent months.
Republican House candidate Andy Tobin, Arizona's House Speaker, laid out the rationale for his congressional bid and accused Senate Democrats of causing gridlock in Washington. "I'm running for Congress for a simple reason: our state is under attack from the federal government.
In this Sept. 8, 2014, file photo, workmen erect metal scaffolding pipe around the dome of the U.S. Capitol in Washington.
Rep. Mark Sanford of South Carolina has called off his engagement with the woman whose romance with him led to his 2009 scandal Rep. Mark Sanford Calls Off Engagement Columbia, SC - Rep. Mark Sanford of South Carolina has called off his engagement with the woman whose romance with him led to his 2009 scandal Check out this story on WLTX.com: http://on.wltx.com/1s021Nx U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford and his fiance Maria Belen Chapur wait for Speaker of the House John Boehner for a ceremonial swearing-in at the U.S. Capitol May 15, 2013. Columbia, SC - Rep. Mark Sanford of South Carolina has called off his engagement with Maria Belen Chapur, the Argentinian woman whose romance with him led to his 2009 scandal and subsequent divorce.
In this photo taken Sept. 11, 2014, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.
House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer said Thursday there is growing momentum for Congress to hold an expansive war debate after the Nov. 4 elections to give a greater legislative imprint on President Obama's conduct of attacks against the Islamic State. Hoyer said that Congress should take a "two-step process" to handle the issue, first approving a modest proposal that would allow Pentagon officials to train and arm pro-western Syrian rebels to fight against Islamic State forces that control portions of that country and Iraq.
His complaints aren't ideological. Rather he's pained by the corruption, inside dealing and outsized influence of special interests that marks politics not only nationally but also in Massachusetts.
The Republican leader of the U.S. House of Representatives voiced support on Thursday for President Barack Obama's expanded campaign against Islamic State militants, but members of his party questioned whether the plan was forceful enough.
In declaring that the United States would degrade and "ultimately destroy" an al-Qaida offshoot in Iraq and Syria, President Barack Obama articulated an objective that the United States has yet to achieve against any of the Islamist adversaries it has faced since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
Congress has returned from its traditional August recess. However, the actual amount of time it has spent doing the people's business and what we are getting for it is debatable.
"Guess what, Nancy Pelosi? I'm not going anywhere," Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., told the more than 100 people gathered at her private farewell event Wednesday evening. Where exactly she is going is still a mystery.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 08:05 pm
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