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The Senate Judiciary Committee gave final approval Tuesday to a sweeping immigration reform bill, setting up a debate on the Senate floor for early June. Read more here.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters today that there were conversations between officials at the Treasury Department, which operates above the IRS, and the White House involving when to announce the Treasury Inspector...Show More Summary
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma) will insist that any federal aid to deal with the tornado in his home state must be offset by budget cuts. “He will ask his colleagues to sacrifice lower priority areas of the budget to help Oklahoma,” spokesman John Hart said. Should other Republicans join Coburn, it could set up a fight [...]
A federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday that the U.S. government had properly classified top secret more than 50 images of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden taken after his death, and that the government did not need to release them. Read more here.
The National Weather Service is feeling the effects of automatic budget cuts but says it was still able to give ample warning of Monday’s deadly tornado in Oklahoma. The agency says it issued a tornado warning 16 minutes before Monday’s massive twister developed in Moore, giving thousands of residents time to take shelter even as [...]
First they came for Fox News, and they did not speak out because they were not Fox News. Then they came for government whistleblowers, and they did not speak out because they were not government whistleblowers. Then they came for the maker of a YouTube video, and — okay, we know how this story ends. But [...]
A Democratic senator is arguing that GOP lawmakers are responsible in part for the Oklahoma tornado due to their opposition to climate change legislation In a speech on the Senate floor, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island blasted Republicans for running “off the climate cliff like a bunch of proverbial lemmings.” Read more here.
The Oklahoma National Guard has sent in nearly 250 soldiers and airmen to respond to Monday’s massive tornado, according to the reserve military force. Read more here.
A group of so-called DREAMers, nicknamed after a pending bill that would legalize millions of immigrants who were brought to the U.S. at a young age and who are currently in school, urged President Obama today to stand firm behind the ‘’Gang of Eight’? bill, which is currently being amended in the Senate. Read more [...]
Former IRS Chief Douglas Shulman, who headed the agency when conservative groups were being inappropriately targeted, told lawmakers Tuesday that he was unaware of the behavior when he told Congress in March of last year that targeting was not occurring. Read more here.
President Obama is expected to announce that the Pentagon will take over some drone operations currently being run by the CIA, according to Reuters.
Jodi Arias stood before the jury in the penalty phase of her murder trial Tuesday and pleaded for her life, asking them not to punish her family for her actions. She also referred to the family of her victim, Travis Alexander, saying “I never meant to cause them pain.” Read more here.
Two donkeys are to be put down after they dragged a pensioner from his mobility scooter and mauled him to death. Sandor Horvath, 65, was chased and pulled from the scooter at a farm in Hungary, where he was visiting his farmer friend. He was bitten and trampled on, and when his mutilated remains were [...]
The NewYork Times reports that by late this summer, the State Department plans to send dozens of additional diplomatic security agents to high-threat embassies, install millions of dollars of advanced fire-survival gear and surveillance cameras in those posts and improve training for employees headed to the riskiest missions. The price tag’s reached $1.4 billion to meet [...]
In light of the killer tornado that decimated entire communities in Oklahoma, we offer these tornado safety tips from NOAA. There is no such thing as guaranteed safety inside a tornado. Freak accidents happen; and the most violent tornadoes can level and blow away almost any house and its occupants. Extremely violent EF5 tornadoes are very [...]
A military physician who oversees a team of nurses force-feeding hunger-striking prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility has dismissed ethical concerns raised by human rights groups and medical organisations about the procedure, saying the medical community was motivated to speak out about the practice for political reasons. Read more here.
A stunned mechanic working on an NHS van discovered a corpse in the back. The bagged body was left in the mortuary vehicle by bungling hospital staff. An unwitting driver then took it to have its tail lights fixed. Read more here.
The newly released International Religious Freedom Report for 2012 by the U.S. State Department study found an increase in antisemitism as well as persecution of Christians and other minorities. “Holocaust denial and glorification remained troubling themes, and opposition to Israeli policy at times was used to promote or justify blatant antisemitism,” the report says. It [...]
The request to formally add Hezbollah’s military wing to the EU’s list of terror groups was initiated by the United Kingdom and will be discussed in early June, several European Union (EU) diplomats told AFP. Read more here.
By LLOYD MARCUS Enough! For many years, the American Left has and continues to shamelessly abuse the American people; slandering, beating up and bullying them into submission by using the easily proven false narrative that America is a racist nation. In other words, the Left recklessly and unfairly plays the race card. Why? The Left [...]