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Feb 23 2015
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is known as the deal-maker on Capitol Hill, but the current logjam over funding the Department of Homeland Security has everyone wondering if he can prevent a shutdown.
Congress returns on Monday with just four days before the deadline to pass legislation to keep DHS open. A stalemate between Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill over PresidentCNN (Online News)
Feb 21 2015
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio was heckled during a Friday night speech in Miami by a handful of young activists opposed to his stance on immigration reform.
But the potential presidential contender laughed it off, joking that he's the rare elected official to be heckled "by both sides of the immigration debate."
"I just hope you bought the book," Rubio said to the protesters as theyCNN (Online News)
Aug 18 2013
President Obama on Saturday offered one of his strongest defenses to date of his signature domestic achievement, lambasting Republican critics of his health care law as obstructionists who are playing politics with the well-being and economic security of millions of Americans. In blunt terms, Mr. Obama used his weekly address to describe health insurance as a “right” and distinguished statesWashington Times
Apr 08 2016
Since the 1970’s, presidential candidates have used energy as a key platform promise, highlighting our need to be “energy independent.” As our awareness of our vulnerability in relying on foreign sources of energy and the global nature of energy companies grew, we started using more alternative power and accessing more domestic resources than ever before. So what exactly do we mean by energyLiving Room Conversations
Feb 18 2015
A federal judge's ruling halting the president's executive actions on immigration did little to persuade either party in Congress to publicly back down from a budget standoff.
Republicans professed they remained resolved not to fund the Department of Homeland Security without provisions reversing President Barack Obama's expansion of deferred action immigration programs that would allowHuffPost
Feb 17 2015
Congressional Republicans on Tuesday seized on a federal judge’s ruling against President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, saying the judge’s preliminary conclusions bolstered their fight to block the president’s moves by holding up funding for the Department of Homeland Security.
Judge Andrew S. Hanen of Federal District Court in Brownsville, Texas, ordered a halt to Mr. ObamaNew York Times (News)
Nov 10 2020
As it now stands, Joe Biden will be the first incoming president since George H.W. Bush in 1989 to take office without his party holding full control of Congress. Biden would be the first Democratic president since Grover Cleveland to be sworn in without both the House and Senate on his side. Although the smart money projected that last week’s elections would bring in a Democratic SenateDan Schnur
Feb 14 2015
ISIS forces are extremely close to a U.S. airbase, where 320 Marines are training Iraqi forces. Using Iraqi military uniforms, ISIS fighters tried to infiltrate the base to execute a suicide bomb attack, but were killed by Iraqi Security Forces. Yet, the proximity of the ISIS and American military personnel is fraught with danger, especially as President Obama tries to get an authorization toTownhall
Jun 10 2019
Not long before Attorney General William P. Barr released the special counsel’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election, he strategized with Senator Lindsey Graham, the Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, about one of his next moves: investigating the investigators.
Over a dinner of steak, potatoes and carrots in a wood-paneled conference room off Mr. BarrNew York Times (News)
Feb 22 2019
Are people who disagree with us necessarily evil? Of course not. While advocating, defending, or fighting for our own principles and positions, harboring feelings of animosity toward our opponents is a poison that can rob us of our happiness and health.
When I was in law school at Michigan nearly half a century ago, my criminal law professor shared a statement that I’ve never forgottenGuest Writer - Right