“I will be voting against this resolution — a vital national security risk is clearly not at play,” McConnell said in a speech for delivery on the Senate floor that painted the White House strategy as muddled and rife with “unintended consequences.”
A new analysis by a think tank shows that Washington's drop-dead deadline for the debt ceiling could hit as soon as Oct. 18.
A few hours after announcing that the Senate would take a procedural vote Wednesday to approve a U.S. military strike on Syria, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid changed course and chose not to file for cloture on the resolution, a move that could de
Next week Congress can do far more than stop a feckless Tomahawk barrage on a small country which is already a graveyard of civil war and sectarian slaughter.
Dear Representative Kennedy: I am a resident of Brookline, Massachusetts, and I voted for you with enthusiasm during your election campaign last year.
Arizona congressman Matt Salmon’s constituents have called his office 500 times about Syria, he tells National Review Online in an interview, but only two callers have expressed support for intervening there. “This is not hyperbole!” he says emphatic
Whenever the ruling elite wants to engage in another bout of humanitarian slaughter, it will have its media auxiliaries soften up the public by barraging it with images of innocent people – particularly children – who are suffering and dying.
A Senate panel voted to give President Obama the authority to use military force against Syria in response to a deadly chemical weapons attack. The vote Wednesday was 10-7, with one senator voting present. The full Senate is expected to
Senator John McCain plays poker on his IPhone during a U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations hearing where Secretary of State JohnKerry, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey testify c
President Obama won the support on Tuesday of Republican and Democratic leaders in the House for an attack on Syria, giving him a foundation to win broader approval for military action from a Congress that still harbors deep reservations.
Obama can make a strong case for having the domestic or constitutional authority to bomb places like Libya and Syria without congressional action. Although the Constitution hasn’t given him such power in foreign policy, the Supreme Court has.
There is a wonderful scene unfolding on Capitol Hill. In the past, President Obama insisted he alone decides what constitutes a war and when he needs a congressional declaration. It was a claim that was challenged in federal court when I
As everyone is now completely distracted with the looming prospect of yet another illegal war to be waged by the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize recipient, let’s look at a few other things going on while no one is looking.
President Obama announced this weekend that he has decided to use military force against Syria and would seek authorization from Congress when it returned from its August break.
The president is celebrated for seeking a vote on his latest war even as his aides make clear it has no binding effect
Insists Administration Isn't Anticipating 'No' Vote
Officially, the Obama Administration is entirely confident of its ability to sell Congress on the Syrian War, with Secretary of State John Kerry pushing the case again while downplaying the importance of what Congress thinks.
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton left a voicemail for a lobbyist in which she brazenly begs for a "contribution." It's a not-so-subtle reminder of how legalized bribery is the standard operating procedure in Washington.
There should be a ‘death penalty’ for government agencies that betray the American people
States are receiving hundreds of millions of dollars in "discretionary spending," to fund universal preschool, Barack Obama’s new pet project.
Although broadcast on 7/31/13.. this was not previously posted. It shows the Feinsteinish ARROGANCE on Capitol hill smugly defending tyranny. We are in a VICIOUS fight... Jane Harmon can barely contain it.
Republican who led Congress revolt against surveillance insists members did not see document before 2011 Patriot Act vote
Congress has exempted itself and its employees from the increased health insurance costs of the Orwellian-named “Affordable Care Act.” Health insurance will remain affordable FOR THEM and for them only.
A group of scientists and experts requested by Congress to assess the total damage caused by the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010 have said the government's current methods of putting a price tag on the most sweeping eco-disaster....
While vainly attempting to look like he is still in the driver's seat, it would appear that John Boehner has once again folded on fiscal conservancy.
Former Deputy U.S. Attorney General James Comey, a Republican who gained fame when he refused to sanction a government surveillance initiative in 2004, won Senate confirmation on Monday as President Barack Obama's pick to head the FBI.
Though it failed by a twelve-vote margin, Congressman Justin Amash’s (R-MI) amendment last week to curtail the NSA’s dragnet surveillance efforts reveals new fault lines in the debate over privacy.
Congressional hearings [last] week focusing on the EPA Renewable Fuel Standard [brought] together impassioned speakers representing the US biofuel constituency, traditional fossil fuel interests, major food companies and other stakeholders.
Tax reform is apparently so treacherous for senators these days that they require the utmost protection from the public -- half a century's worth.
Moving forward, Hagel said, the armed services 'will require careful rebalancing