Boehner: House ‘Has Done Its Job,’ Homeland Security Funding Up to Senate Democrats

House Speaker John Boehner said today that if funding for the Department of Homeland Security expires on Feb. 27, then the responsibility lies with Senate Democrats. During an appearance on “Fox News Sunday,” Boehner, R-Ohio, said he is “certainly” prepared to allow the agency to shut down because Senate Democrats “would be to blame.” “The House has done […]

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The Fed Isn’t Currently Independent of Congress

The club of U.S. central bankers appears jittery, but it’s not because of interest rates, unemployment, or mortgage-backed securities.  It’s because of Congress. The Fed appears particularly nervous that Congress will pass Rand Paul’s audit bill and some version of the Federal Reserve Accountability and Transparency Act (the FRAT Act). Alan Blinder, a former vice […]

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Sweet Tweets on Valentine’s Day from Hopefuls Courting Voters in 2016

Just how comfortable with public displays of affection are the men and women who would be president? A look at their social media accounts today is one way to find out. With less than 12 hours left on Valentine’s Day, though, the Democrats and Republicans thinking about setting their hearts on the White House next year aren’t exactly […]

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Marco Rubio Is Attempting to End Operation Choke Point Once and for All

Sen. Marco Rubio is attempting to end Operation Choke Point—for good. The Florida Republican and potential 2016 presidential candidate introduced legislation yesterday that would completely defund the Justice Department program while protecting gun sellers and manufacturers from future attempts to eradicate the industry. “It has become clear that the FDIC and the Department of Justice […]

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Conservatives Question Obama’s Request for Military Force Against ISIS

Conservative lawmakers are raising questions and voicing concerns about President Obama’s request to use of military force against the Islamic State, otherwise known as ISIS or ISIL. At today’s Conversations with Conservatives, a Capitol Hill event organized by The Daily Signal, several members of Congress said they were uncertain about the Authorization for Use of […]

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What You Need to Know About Obama’s War Authorization Against ISIS

President Obama is calling on Congress to pass a three-year authorization of war against ISIS, also known as the Islamic State or ISIL. The draft request, formally called an Authorized Use of Military Force (AUMF), came almost six months after the president began launching attacks against ISIS—first in Iraq, then in Syria. The president’s proposal […]

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Obamacare Co-Ops Cost Taxpayers $17,000 Per Enrollee

More than 500,000 people enrolled in health plans offered by nonprofit insurance companies created under the Affordable Care Act. And with the co-ops receiving an average of $108.7 million from the federal government, taxpayer-backed funding per enrollee topped $17,000. Twenty-three co-ops received a total of $2.5 billion from the federal government and enrolled more than […]

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Gary Haugen’s Congressional Testimony on Human Trafficking

In his recent testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Gary Haugen, President and CEO of International Justice Mission, shared practical steps that Congress could take to end human trafficking. Haugen emphasized that local law enforcement and a fair judicial system are the keys to defeating this global scourge. Without ending impunity, he says, human […]

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