Articles Tagged with Congress

The Relationship Between The U.S. And Israel Now At A Full-Blown Crisis

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The current relationship between the United States and Israel currently has been very complex and, at times, incompatible. With several news outlets reporting that U.S. president Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu express disdain for each other, people are wondering how long relations between both countries can remain civil. The Inquisitr reported on times… Read more »

Ebola Hearings: Travel Restrictions Debated

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The Ebola crisis was the focus of a House Energy and Commerce Oversight Subcommittee in Congress on Thursday. Some lawmakers noted they were glad that President Barack Obama had opted to leave the campaign trail and remain in Washington, D.C. to “focus on the crisis.” The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) handling of the Ebola… Read more »

[Video] Jon Stewart Slams Obama And Democrats For Hypocrisy

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Few would deny that one of the biggest problems in United States politics is the prevalence of money and its powerful influence over Congress and the President. Many Americans suspect that corporate funding of political campaigns and bribery play a major part in elections, sometimes leading to corruption and ulterior motives for passing legislation. Typically,… Read more »

U.S. Delivers Aerial Attacks To ISIS and Aid To Refugees

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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 »

House Of Representatives To Sue Barack Obama For Abusing His Authority

Impeach President Obama: White House Expects Republicans To Start Impeachment Efforts

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 By North Korea Possible, Former CIA Director Says

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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 »

Obama Amnesty Executive Order Allegedly Imminent

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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 Immigrants: Multiple Bills Introduced To Combat Massive Border Crossings

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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 Restored In Washington, D.C.

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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 »

Marijuana Banking: Legal Pot Shops Free To Conduct Business After House Vote

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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 Challenged To Tour Border By Disgruntled Arizona Ranchers

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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 Call Obama ‘Worst President’ And Cite Modern Day Slavery

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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 »

Illegal Immigration Surge: Obama Requests Nearly $4 Billion From Taxpayers

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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 »

Obama Abuse Of Power Lawsuit Sought By John Boehner

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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 »

Duck Dynasty Guys Getting Congressional Campaign Jobs?

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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 »

HUD Nominee Julian Castro Dodges Eminent Domain Questions From Congress

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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 »

Salt: Government Mandatory Limits May Be Coming Soon

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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 »

Mileage Tax Trackers In Cars May Soon Be A Reality GBO Report Says

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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 »

Army Sergeant Accused Of Sexually Assaulting A Dozen Soldiers

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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 »

America Not Ready For EMP Attack, Homeland Security Adviser Says

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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 »

FERC Report Says Power Grid Would Fail If Just Nine Substations Go Down

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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 »

Cancer To Be #1 Killer In The United States

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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 »

Minimum Wage Going Up — With Or Without Congress

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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 »