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Ted Cruz Introduces Bill to Limit Terms of Members of Congress
www.wmal.com
Co-sponsored by Rep. Ron DeSantis, (R-Florida), the bill would restrict senators to two six-year terms, and members of the House to three two-year terms. [...]
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Obama plans 30 percent increase in refugees. Why Dems and GOP are upset
www.yahoo.com
The White House informed Congress Tuesday that it plans to accept 110,000 refugees into the US from around the world during the fiscal year that begins next month. The 30-percent increase angered some Republicans while disappointing those who say the US should accommodate as many as 200,000 of the world [...]
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Fantastic Meme Shows Why Democrats are the Party of Slavery
www.youngcons.com
As a reminder for the historically inept, the Republican Party opposed slavery and fought to abolished it. The Democratic Party, on the other hand, supported slavery and fought to expand it. In 1865, the 13th Amendment passed with 100% Republican support and only 23% Democrat support in Congress. [...]
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Trump Meets With GOP Lawmakers in Washington
www.rollcall.com
GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump met with current and former members of Congress Monday to talk about unifying Republican around his candidacy so they can focus on defeating the likely Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in November. [...]
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White House holds roundtable on Puerto Rico crisis, calls for Congress to act
whbl.com
U.S. officials held a roundtable discussion at the White House on Tuesday about the "worsening" fiscal crisis in Puerto Rico, as the Obama administration continues to press ... [...]
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2016 Candidates’ Big Initiatives Face a Big Barrier: Congress
blogs.wsj.com
Presidential candidates are talking about big initiatives, but it will be difficult getting them through Congress. [...]
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In leaked DHS memo, Obama staff discuss how to get around court rulings and implement executive amnesty
www.caintv.com
The imperial presidency. We asked this question the other day: Since it doesn't look like the federal courts will give their imprimatur to Obama's executive amnesty gambit, will he respect the constitutional separation of powers and enforce the law, or will he defy both Congress and the federal courts and just do whatever the hell he wants? [...]
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White House ‘Nearly Certain’ Iran Will Still Fund Terrorism
www.usnews.com
Senior Obama administration officials told a Senate panel Wednesday that it is “nearly certain” Iran will continue funding terrorism with the tens of billions of dollars it stands to gain if Congress approves a nuclear deal that would lift economic sanctions on the country. [...]
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Exploding the Myth of Sanctuary Cities
www.thedailybeast.com
Congress is all set to crack down on “sanctuary cities” where illegal immigrants are supposedly free to roam. These cities do not exist in reality. [...]
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White House opposes Congress cutting off Planned Parenthood funds
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The White House said on Thursday that U.S. President Barack Obama would oppose any efforts by Congress to divert money from Planned Parenthood, a health organization that ... [...]
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Kerry Warns Congress About Risk of “Screwing” the Ayatollah
www.theatlantic.com
In an interview with Jeffrey Goldberg, the secretary of state argues that rejecting the nuclear deal will make war far more likely. [...]
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Obama says Congress should focus on Ex-Im Bank, budget after recess
whtc.com
President Barack Obama signed a three-month extension of the surface transportation bill on Friday, admonishing Congress for failing to pass longer-term legislation. Obama cited the reauthorization of ... [...]
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Chiding Congress on Ex-Im Bank’s lapse, Obama warns US must not ‘unilaterally disarm’
www.usnews.com
Chiding Congress in no uncertain terms, President Barack Obama warned Wednesday that American businesses are suffering while the Export-Import Bank lapses, and called on lawmakers to reauthorize the bank within days. [...]
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How Congress Qualified for Obamacare Exemption as Business with Fewer Than 50 Employees
pjmedia.com
Vitter on 'level of arrogance from DC's elite that fundamentally undermines our nation's government.' [...]
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As Embassies Open, a Further Thaw in Cuban-U. S. ties Faces Hurdles in Congress
www.wsj.com
The embassies have reopened, but more substantial steps in normalizing U.S. ties with Havana now will largely depend on Congress. [...]
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