A time to kill (government spending)

A time to kill - government spending

(Rick Manning, NetRightDaily.com) - Appropriations time in Congress makes most people’s eyes roll to the back of their heads. But for those seeking  to rein in President Obama, it is like Christmas time with the opportunity to target cuts directly at all parts of Obama’s agenda. Unfortunately, … [Read more...]

Roll Call: Senate votes to revive Export-Import Bank, keep Obamacare

McConnell set up Sunday’s victory for Ex-Im Bank supporters. (Photo by Bill Clark, Roll Call)

(Niels Lesniewski, Roll Call) - In a pair of losses for conservatives, the Senate voted overwhelmingly Sunday to revive the Export-Import Bank while failing to overcome a filibuster of an attempt to repeal Obamacare — with more fireworks to come. The rare Sunday votes set the stage for the Senate … [Read more...]

Hardy: Iran, Planned Parenthood, and more

Iran, Planned Parenthood and more

(Rep. Cresent Hardy) - July 25, 2015 -- The news this week has not only been troubling on the international scene, it has also been particularly worrisome here at home. From Iran to Planned Parenthood, these are the issues that keep me in the fight -- a fight for our nation and our families' futures … [Read more...]

Reid Heller’s “informed obstructionist legislation” – S.1825

A bill to require the Secretary of Energy to obtain the consent of affected State and local governments before making an expenditure from the Nuclear Waste Fund for a nuclear waste repository. 114th Congress (2015-2016) 07-22-15 (Gary Duarte, USNEF) - Senators Reid and Heller have filed S.1825, as … [Read more...]

Republicans fight back against HUD rule to redraw your neighborhood

Housing and Urban Development

(Robert Romano, NetRightDaily.com) - In July 2015, the Obama administration via the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) finalized a rule that will force local communities to build evenly distributed neighborhoods based on income and race. In 2012, HUD dispersed about $3.8 billion of … [Read more...]

Democrats drop Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson names from annual fundraising dinner

Portrait of Thomas Jefferson - CIRCA 1901 (artist unidentified). (Photo by LIFE Picture Collection / Getty Images)

(Neil Vigdor, Connecticut Post) - Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson are history in Connecticut. Under pressure from the NAACP, the state Democratic Party will scrub the names of the two presidents from its annual fundraising dinner because of their ties to slavery. Party leaders … [Read more...]