The Obama Administration released a report Monday on the health effects of climate change, including a warning that “extreme heat can be expected to cause an increase in the number of premature deaths” - the same day it issued travel advisories about rare April snowstorms.
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Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) criticized President Obama for including 33 criminals convicted of firearm-related offenses when he commuted the sentences of 248 federal inmates.
March 31, 2016, 12:52 PM EDT
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Prisoners walk past guards at the Washington Corrections Center in Shelton, Wash.
March 30, 2016, 12:46 PM EDT
The Obama administration has “reaffirmed its commitment to resettle at least 10,000 Syrians” in the U.S. in FY2016, a top State Department official announced Wednesday.
March 29, 2016, 3:00 PM EDT
Islamist terror-related deaths across the globe “have skyrocketed 774 percent” since 2011, according to an analysis of multiple databases by the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT).http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2015/11/isis-boko-haram-terrorism/416673/
March 29, 2016, 10:19 AM EDT
Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill Friday that defunds his state’s abortion clinics - including those run by Planned Parenthood - making Florida the 12th state to block state taxpayer dollars from going to the nation’s largest abortion provider.
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Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) said that “the greater majority of domestic terrorist attacks are not by Muslims at all, they’re by people like Timothy McVeigh.”
Atheist Drops Lawsuit Against Corpus Christi Officials For Attending Groundbreaking of ‘Tacky’ Giant Cross
March 25, 2016, 10:18 AM EDT
An atheist who sued the mayor of Corpus Christi and two city council members for allegedly violating the Texas Constitution by attending a groundbreaking ceremony for “the tallest cross in the Western Hemisphere” has retracted his lawsuit.
March 23, 2016, 12:18 PM EDT
An investigation by the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) “substantiated” reports that schedulers at the VA Medical Center (VAMC) in Houston, Texas “zeroed out” patient wait times between 2010 and 2014 in order to make it appear that veterans were being seen by healthcare professionals during the standard 14-day time period.
March 22, 2016, 4:05 PM EDT
Expressing her sympathy and support for the victims of Tuesday’s terrorist attack in Brussels, Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) called for a “suspension of our refugee resettlement program until glaring security gaps can be fully addressed.”
Former Amb. John Bolton: If Politics Triumphs Over Legalities in Clinton Email Investigation 'Real Risk' that 'FBI Will Explode'
March 22, 2016, 12:07 PM EDT
John Bolton, the former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, said that “the pressure is definitely building” to prosecute former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for using a personal server to conduct official government business, adding that “the FBI will explode” if she is not indicted.
March 22, 2016, 10:39 AM EDT
In the wake of Tuesday’s deadly terrorist attack in Brussels, the chairman of the House Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade called the Obama administration’s strategy against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) “a complete failure.”
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“I worry about the capability and the capacity to win in a major fight somewhere else right now,” Gen. John Paxton, assistant commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, testified at a hearing of the Senate Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support on Tuesday.
March 17, 2016, 11:00 AM EDT
Troops stationed at Ford Gordon, Georgia were lectured on “white privilege” during an unauthorized Equal Opportunity briefing last year, according to a PowerPoint presentation the Army released late last month to Judicial Watch under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
March 16, 2016, 2:56 PM EDT
Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA), the only Member of Congress of Assyrian and Armenian descent, applauded the unanimous approval of a resolution declaring that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is committing genocide against Christians, Yezidis and other religious minorities, calling its passage “a seminal moment” for the House of Representatives.
March 16, 2016, 12:32 PM EDT
President Obama said that Merrick Garland, his nominee for the open seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, “understands the way law affects the daily reality of people’s lives…in rapidly changing times.”
March 15, 2016, 3:08 PM EDT
This week, the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to markup the Refugee Program Integrity Restoration Act (HR 4731), a bill that would allow state and local governments, which currently must accept international refugees admitted by the federal government, to refuse to resettle them within their jurisdictions.