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Cloture vote on Comey for FBI Director Monday: Rand Paul has threatened to filibuster

At 4:30 p.m., Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of James B. Comey, Jr., of Connecticut, to be Director of the Federal Bure…

Started by Dee

15 Jul 28, 2013
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 by Thomas Jones A few weeks ago, Senators Baucus and Hatch, the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, the Senate’s…

Started by Dee

17 Jul 25, 2013
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House Rejects Amendment to Defund NSA Program

WASHINGTON (TheBlaze/AP) — The House has voted to continue the collection of hundreds of millions of Americans’ phone records in the fight…

Started by Derrick Fulton

0 Jul 24, 2013


Shutdown looms over ObamaCare

ObamaCare is at the center of a rapidly escalating fight that threatens to shut the government down this fall. Senate Republicans, includi…

Started by Dee

28 Jul 24, 2013
Reply by Oren Long


Black caucus readies racial profiling bill in response to Fla. verdict

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) are readying a flurry of bills in response to George Zimmerman’s acquittal of charges in l…

Started by Dee

102 Jul 23, 2013
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Bachmann won’t seek reelection in 2014

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) announced on Wednesday that she would not seek reelection to Congress in 2014. “After a great deal of tho…

Started by Dee

28 Jul 22, 2013


New Voting Rights Law Hinges on Some Less-Visible Republicans

By David Hawkings There’s a ready temptation for those who dismiss any talk that Congress might agree on a way to revamp the Voting Right…

Started by Dee

14 Jul 21, 2013
Reply by Linda Estabrook


President threatens to veto GOP's ObamaCare bills to delay mandates

President Obama is threatening to veto Republican bills that would delay the healthcare reform law's employer and individual mandates. Obam…

Started by Dee

26 Jul 20, 2013
Reply by Carolan La Vallee Asst. Admin.


McConnell buckles to Dirty Harry Reid: Senate leaders finalize deal on nominees to avoid triggering nuclear option

Senate leaders have finalized a deal on executive branch nominees, halting a Democratic threat to trigger a controversial rules change know…

Started by Dee

41 Jul 20, 2013
Reply by Carolan La Vallee Asst. Admin.


U.S. Repeals Propaganda Ban, Spreads Government-Made News to Americans

For decades, a so-called anti-propaganda law prevented the U.S. government's mammoth broadcasting arm from delivering programming to Americ…

Started by Dee

27 Jul 19, 2013
Reply by Laura Anderson




Democrat Sen. Chris Murphy: ‘The Real Second Amendment Isn’t Absolute

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) tweeted Saturday there is a “real” Second Amendment and an “imaginary” one and he believes the real one is “not absolute.”

Murphy, “I support the real 2nd Amendment, not the imaginary 2nd Amendment. And the real 2nd Amendment isn’t absolute.”

The statement was a precursor to his call for banning “assault rifles” in the wake of the Santa Fe High School shooting, even though “assault rifles” were not used in the attack.

Murphy said the “real 2nd Amendment…allows Congress to wake up to reality and ban these assault rifles that are designed for one purpose only – to kill as many people as fast as possible.”

Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) said the Santa Fe High School attackers used a .38 revolver and a shotgun to carry out his heinous acts. Therefore, a ban on “assault rifles” would have done nothing to prevent the attack from occurring or the tragic loss of life from taking place.

It should be noted that Saturday was not the first time Sen. Murphy called the essence of the Second Amendment into question. On August 6, 2013, Breitbart News reported that Murphy told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow that “The Second Amendment is not an absolute right, not a God-given right. It has always had conditions upon it like the First Amendment has.”

Murphy did not grapple with the words, “Shall not be infringed.”


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