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Late Saturday, the U.S. government stated that it had unleashed air strikes in Iraq to protect innocent civilians facing grave danger. Many of the towns in Iraq, especially Amerli, have been taken under control forcefully by ISIS fighters. Countries France, Australia and the U.K. participated in the operation as well. CNN reports that the citizens… Read more »
President Obama is preparing to take bold action, by the end of the summer, ...
The dust-up between U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, the California ...
Before the House passed a bill that would issue $694 million to the border, ...
Representative Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), begins his tenure as House Majority ...
House lawmakers, led by their Republican contingent, opened the gates ...
Ever since President Barack Obama’s Affordable Healthcare Act passed, it has been met with both positively and negatively, as mentioned in multiple reports here on The Inquisitr. Some of our reports include Obamacare surviving a tax challenge despite it only being popular among 40 percent of Americans. We also reported on a case in which… Read more »
EMP attack threats from North Korea should be taken very seriously, according to former CIA Director James Woolsey. The long-time foe of the United States will reportedly soon be capable of launching an electromagnetic pulse attack against America, if the former intelligence expert is correct. Pry is calling for the Obama administration and Congress to… Read more »
Illegal immigrants may soon be granted amnesty in the form of work permits by the stroke of President Barack Obama’s pen. A Democratic Senate aide said the president is planning to allow millions of illegal aliens to remain in the United States courtesy of an executive order, Bloomberg Businessweek reports. President Obama is expected to… Read more »
Illegal immigrant children from noncontiguous countries cannot be turned around at the border or immediately deported. Approximately 60,000 iillegal aliens have crossed the Texas border so far this year — about one-third of them children. Congress has begun drafting bills to address the issue which some consider a humanitarian crisis, others an invasion, and some… Read more »
Gun rights were restored to Washington, D.C. residents after an amendment passed by the House of Representative this week. The legislation would prohibit the District of Columbia from spending money to enforce local gun laws, effectively nullifying statutes. The bill also applied to fingerprint requirements and registration processing for gun owners. Kentucky Republican Representative Thomas… Read more »
A House of Representatives vote made it far easier for marijuana banking from legal pot shops and medical marijuana providers to conduct business. The 236 to 186 vote blocked plans by Louisiana Republican Representative John Fleming to stop the Treasury Department from offering banks guidance on dealing with marijuana businesses. In February, the Treasury Department… Read more »
Nancy Pelosi was challenged to come tour the border by a group of ranchers who have grown extremely tired of the security threat and property damaged caused by illegal immigrants trespassing on their land. Two Arizona ranchers want Pelosi and the entire Congress to “wake up to the dangers” involved with the mounting illegal immigration… Read more »
Chicago protesters deem President Barack Obama the “worst president ever elected.” South Side black residents gathered over the weekend to register their disgust with President Obama. One black male protester said Bill Clinton was the “African-American president,” not Obama. The South Side Chicago protest was held in front of the city’s police department headquarters. The… Read more »
DHS agents ordered public roads closed to journalists and an illegal immigrant holding facility “cleared out” prior to a visit by a Congressional delegation, according to U.S. Border Patrol union official. The Department of Homeland Security has left many lawmakers from both sides of the political aisle feeling like they are being stonewalled when requesting… Read more »
President Obama is asking American taxpayers via Congress to pony-up $3.7 billion to address the illegal immigration problem along the Texas border. Governor Rick Perry says he has been sending letters to the Obama administration since 2010 to get help securing the border to stop the massive influx of illegal aliens, but the missives have… Read more »
John Boehner brought his case for suing President Obama to the opinion pages ...
Election cycles always have their fair share of strange stories, but it’s going to be hard to top claims made by Oklahoma congressional candidate Tim Murray, who ran and decisively lost to U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas in this past Tuesday’s Republican primary. Murray claims that the long-time Congressman is actually a robotic body double like… Read more »
We reported yesterday that the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that ...
The Supreme Court just ruled against President Barack Obama’s recess ...
John Boehner is filing an abuse of power lawsuit against President Barack Obama. The House Speaker stated after making the Wednesday announcement that the Obama lawsuit is not about impeachment but forcing the president to “faithfully execute the laws” of the United States. The House Speaker maintains that President Obama has not only ignored the… Read more »
A prototype of a driverless car was brought to Washington on Tuesday so that ...
Earlier this month, The Inquistr reported that the nephew of Phil Robertson, one of the cast members from the reality show Duck Dynasty, would be running for a Congressional seat. Now it seems the candidate, Zach Dasher, will be giving campaign jobs to his uber-famous Duck Dynasty family members. It’s unclear whether or not Dasher… Read more »
Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican and 2012 Vice Presidential candidate, ...
HUD nominee Julian Castro’s confirmation hearing was going smoothly until the subject of eminent domain was posed. The San Antonio mayor freely discussed plans to support efforts to embolden the Senate Banking Committee’s HUD mortgage program and vowed to work with Congress to “wind won” Freddie Mac and Fannie. Once those controversial programs are gone,… Read more »
President Barack Obama is in the midst of creating the largest ocean preserve in the entire world. Earlier today, the president announced plans for the massive marine preserve in the Pacific Ocean. Environmental groups are heralding the protection of pristine waters initiative, but the fishing industry reportedly plans to steadfastly oppose the Obama administration measure…. Read more »
Salt many soon be restricted in all food sold in America if the new FDA limits are imposed as planned. The Food and Drug Administration could place “mandatory limits” on salt if the voluntary measures posed to food companies do not achieve the desired results. Currently, the request by the FDA to lower sodium levels… Read more »
Justin Amash (R-Cascade Township), a Tea Party favorite who represents ...
A mileage tax to help cover the expenses created by a dwindling highway fund are once again being discussed by the federal government. Vocal opponents to such a plan maintain that rural and suburban residents will be unduly targeted by such a tax and that the little black boxes tracking driving habits are an invasion… Read more »
Eric Cantor announced Wednesday that he is quitting as House Majority Leader after a shocking primary defeat that has swiftly shaken up the Republican Party. “While I intend to serve out my term as a member of Congress in the 7th District of Virginia, effective July 31, I will be stepping down as majority leader,”… Read more »
Army Sergeant Angel M. Sanchez has been accused of sexually assaulting 12 soldiers over the past three years. Staff Sergeant Sanchez charges include claims that “several” of the sexual assaults occurred while he was deployed in Afghanistan. Angel Sanchez was present for a pretrial hearing in Fort Leonard Wood earlier this week. Defense attorney Ernesto… Read more »
Pussy Riot, the Russian female punk rock band, after getting arrested and ...
Alanis Morissette is well-known for songs about spurned love, not-exactly irony, and hands in her pockets, but now she can add to her repertoire theme songs for congressional candidates according to E! Marianne Williamson, who is running for Congress in California, called on her good friend Alanis to write a song to help propel her… Read more »
Power grid vulnerability is finally being heralded as a “pressing domestic security” concern in Congress. Current Congressional discussions appear to primarily be focusing on the threat of a cyber attack on the power grid, but the movement is still viewed as a step in the right direction by enlightened lawmakers and informed Americans alike. Tech… Read more »
An EMP attack would have “catastrophic effects” on American civilians, according to statements made by Peter Vincent Pry. The executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security and US Nuclear Strategy Forum Congressional adviser feels the technology necessary to avoid such an apocalyptic disaster exist. Pry also maintains that upgrading the power… Read more »
Lois Lerner has been held in contempt of Congress. The House of Representatives Oversight Committee voted to hold the former IRS official in contempt over her prior refusal to answer questions posed in two separate hearing about targeting of conservative political groups. The House Oversight Committee voted 21-12 to hold Lois Lerner in contempt during… Read more »
Most people would consider working three days a week with full benefits and ...
Charlie Rangel (D – NY) believes that President Barack Obama has not been able to work with members of the Tea Party in Congress because they are “racist” and “mean” and from former slave states. Representative Rangel shared his thoughts about the inability of the president to communicate with the Tea Party during an interview… Read more »
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) power grid report revealed that the United States is at risk of a national blackout from just a small scale attack. If a coordinated act of terrorism occurred on just the handful of electric-transmission substations noted in the report, a complete power grid failure would likely occur. Just a… Read more »
U.S. doctors are concerned their abilities to handle an expected surge in cancer cases in the coming years as they face cuts to government health plans which includes reduced payments to physicians, will not be enough. As little as sixteen years, cancer will become the leading cause of death in the United States, surpassing heart… Read more »
The minimum wage is going up and states aren’t waiting for a federal mandate to make it happen. After President Barack Obama urged local politicians to not wait on congress to see that workers in their areas be paid more, mayors, governors, and others have responded to the call by changing policies and passing legislation… Read more »
A proposed federal minimum wage increase – from the current minimum wage of $7.25 per hour to $10.10 per hour – seems increasingly unlikely to make it to the House floor for a vote in 2014. A recent CNN report suggests Democrats are raising the issue more in hopes of raising political capital headed into… Read more »
The fate of the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline still hangs in the balance, but a lesser known aspect of the debate now faces a court challenge in Nebraska. Three property owners in the state maintain that their elected representatives gave Governor Dave Heineman the authority to take away their land for the pipeline project. The… Read more »
The National Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection Act (HR3696) was introduced in Congress as the power grid attacks of 2013 finally filtered into the American consciousness. The cyber security legislation is supposed to allow communications integration centers within the Department of Homeland Security to offer real time cyber threat information. Although the cyber terrorism bill… Read more »
The power grid sniper attack in California has prompted calls for more stringent regulations to protect the nation’s electrical system. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the incident many now deem a terrorism attack occurred last April, but was largely ignored by both the media and the country. Intense scrutiny and public awareness relating to… Read more »
The California power station attack was not a drunken act by a few locals out for an evening of destructive behavior as first thought. A new report on the incident in the Wall Street Journal now indicates that snipers took down 17 transformers in about 52 minutes. The revealing report has prompted increased concerns about… Read more »
The EPA essentially redrew State of Wyoming boundaries and moved three towns onto the Wind River Indian Reservation. If the controversial decision by the Environmental Protection Agency survives legal challenges, one million acres of land was transferred out of the state without any type of Congressional approval. The city of Riverton is home to 10,000… Read more »
The majority of Americans believe that less government is good for the economy, according to a new Rasmussen poll. The survey asked respondents how they felt about government involvement in the economy and income inequality. The results may not be music to the ears of President Barack Obama’s speech writers who are busy putting the… Read more »
Texas Representative Louie Gohmert stated during a South Carolina convention ...