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Is the US government getting too big?
It seems that not a day goes by that the a branch, agency, or some other area of the government seems to be overstepping their boundaries.
Sat May 18, 2013
US News & World Report
Bureaucracy Keeps Adopted Children Stuck in International Limbo
According to reliable estimates, there are nearly 10 million children around the world who, if global bureaucrats would merely get out of the way, could be adopted into loving, permanent families.
Fri May 17, 2013
'Monsanto Protection Act' might be repealed in Senate
The so-called Monsanto Protection Act signed into law earlier this year caused such an outrage that people around the world are planning to protest the biotech company later this month.
Senate Republicans drop bid to stall EPA nominee
Republicans on Thursday dropped their efforts to stall President Obama's nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, and her chief antagonist in the Senate conditionally promised to help her avoid a filibuster as the confirmation battle heads to its final step.
Thu May 16, 2013
Senate confirms Moniz for energy secretary
The Senate on Thursday confirmed Massachusetts Institute of Technology physicist Ernest Moniz to be the next Secretary of Energy, replacing Steven Chu.
Senate confirms Moniz for energy secretary
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Four Republicans say they'll show at McCarthy vote - Moniz set for...
McCARTHY VOTE TODAY : At least four Republican senators plan to attend today's second attempt at a committee vote on Gina McCarthy's nomination to lead the EPA - including boycott ringleader David Vitter.
Wed May 15, 2013
McConnell to Reporters: Ask Yourself 'How Would I Be Writing This...
The Senate Minority Leader began the event by saying, "I want to make a few observations about the administration's abuse of power," and before opening it up to questions said, "As you continue to file your stories on this subject, ask yourself before you write: how would I be writing this story if this were a Republican administration?" Of course, ... (more)
Tue May 14, 2013
STEPHEN OHLEMACHERAssociated Press
The IRS acting chief acknowledged Tuesday that the agency demonstrated "a lack of sensitivity" in its screenings of political groups seeking tax-exempt status, but he said those mistakes won't be repeated.
The Huffington Post
Top Republican Used To Criticize Groups Targeted By IRS
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell -- and just about every other politician on Capitol Hill -- slammed the Internal Revenue Service this week for targeting tea party groups applying for tax-exempt status.
"Senator Blunt Calls For Removal Of Acting IRS Chief Steven Miller"
Amid reports that the Acting Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service Steven Miller knew about the agency's outrageous and unwarranted targeting of conservative groups as early as May 2012, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt released the following statement calling for Miller to step down or for President Barack Obama to remove him immediately: "If the ... (more)
Mon May 13, 2013
What others say: Budget games
One of the GOP's Senate elders, John McCain of Arizona, told Politico that he was very much in favor of sending the budget to the House and that "we ought to do it right away.
Mizzou prepares to send off Class of 2013
COLUMBIA, MO - More than 5,000 diplomas are expected to be handed out this weekend at the University of Missouri in Columbia.
Enter Stage Right
Senate GOP supports remote control taxation
The next time you see any of the following Senate Republicans: Lamar Alexander Roy Blunt John Boozman Richard Burr Saxby Chambliss Dan Coats Thad Cochran Susan Collins Bob Corker Mike Enzi Deb Fischer Lindsey Graham Chuck Grassley John Hoeven Johnny Isakson Mike Johanns John McCain Rob Portman Jeff Sessions Richard Shelby John Thune Roger Wicker ... (more)
Sun May 12, 2013
In this photo released by the Israeli government Press office
Best of friends ... but Israel and the US treat each others' citizens differently when it comes to visas.
Do You Support a Sales Tax for Online Purchases?
It's called the "Marketplace Fairness Act" and supporters say it levels the playing field between online retailers and brick-and-mortar stores by requiring online merchants to pay sales taxes to the states, counties and localities where they have done business.
Fri May 10, 2013
U.S. Senate panel to vote on stalled EPA nomination Thursday
The head of the Senate Environment Committee on Friday rescheduled a vote on President Barack's Obama's nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency, Gina McCarthy, and urged Republicans to stop stalling the nomination.
IRS Brews Trouble in a Tea Party Pot
An Internal Revenue Service admission today that it aimed at conservative groups in the 2012 election confirmed suspicions and sparked criticism from Sen.
Firms Eye TSA Background-Check Job
Private security firms are jostling for position on a potentially high-dollar government contract: a chance to conduct background checks on thousands of frequent fliers.
Prince Harry says his mother, Princess Diana, would be proud of his work for anti-landmine charity
Our very own reporter, Elena Cresci, donned her roller skates to catch up with the Tiger Bay Brawlers roller derby team, who are competing at a championship in Europe this weekend The young Royal is in America for a week long visit, and thrilled a group of military mothers when he dropped in for a surprise visit at the White House Senator Roy Blunt ... (more)