Articles Tagged with Congress

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Set to Address Congress Today

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address the United States Congress at 11 a.m. EST this morning. The leader of the Jewish State, who has endured a blistering attack by Obama and his supporters for daring to accept the invitation to speak to Congress without the President’s blessing, plans to impress upon American lawmakers and… Read more »

Obama Asks Congress To Declare War On Islamic State — Or DID He?

Obama To Declare War On ISIS

Did President Barack Obama ask Congress to declare to declare war on the terrorist-driven Islamic State? Well, it depends on one’s interpretation of the word “ask”. According to reports, President Obama sent Congress an Authorization for the Use of Military Force request. However, there’s a catch: The request sent to Congress is, in fact, retroactive…. Read more »

Net Neutrality Survives FCC Decision, Free And Open Internet Lives On

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Internet users in the United States were thrilled to learn today that the FCC decided to protect net neutrality and allow the free, uncensored internet to continue on. For months, web surfers were waiting with bated breath to learn if the organization would revoke net neutrality entirely, allowing internet service providers to charge for “internet… Read more »

GOP Women Revolt Over Popular Abortion Bill

Congresswoman Renee Ellmers derails abortion bill at the last minute.

A popular but somewhat controversial abortion bill that was due to hit the House floor this week has been dropped, after a small number of GOP women revolted on Capitol Hill, sparking outrage from pro-life supporters and the Republican mainstream. A bill that would have addressed what many have termed as the “barbaric” practice of… Read more »

Congress Passes The ABLE Act To Benefit Disabled Children

The ABLE Act helps parents plan for the futures of their children with disabilities.

In a huge show of bipartisan support, the ABLE Act passed congress with a 404-17 vote on Wednesday. The Achieving a Better Life Experience Act, known as the ABLE Act, is aimed at helping parents provide for the future of their children who have disabilities without worrying about penalties or other obstacles. The new bill… Read more »

U.S. Could Face Another Government Shut Down This Week

Congress has until Thursday to avoid a government shutdown.

As the Thursday deadline quickly approaches, Congress has yet to pass a bill that will keep the funding for the United States government going which means that the nation could be facing yet another government shutdown. The recent executive action on immigration taken by President Barack Obama has left many in the Republican party looking… Read more »

Republican Takover Is Obama’s Fault, Chief Of Staff For Harry Reid Claims

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Harry Reid’s chief of staff is blaming President Barack Obama for Republicans takeover of the Senate and solidifying their majority in the House of Representitives. David Krone, the Nevada Senator’s chief staffer, told the Washington Post that the President and the White House were not “up to speed”‘ prior to the 2014 Midterms. Senator Harry… Read more »

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 »