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, 2:56 PM EDT
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.
March 14, 2016, 5:15 PM EDT
The slaughter of Christians in the Middle East “meets the United Nations’ technical definition [of genocide] to a T,” Family Research Council president Tony Perkins told CNSNews.com hours before the House was scheduled to vote on a bipartisan resolution declaring that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was engaging in acts of genocide.
March 11, 2016, 5:20 PM EST
Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed a bill late Thursday that prohibits most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, making South Dakota the 13th state in the nation to ban late-term abortions. “The state has a compelling state interest in protecting the lives of unborn children from the stage at which substantial medical evidence indicates that they are capable of feeling pain,” the bill stated.
March 11, 2016, 2:40 PM EST
Nearly six million Americans - or 2.5 percent of adults in the U.S. - suffer from “marijuana use disorder”, according to a new study by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). The study was released as a record number of ballot proposals to either legalize or decriminalize marijuana have been proposed in 16 states this year, according to BallotPedia.
March 10, 2016, 4:23 PM EST
Judge Andrew Napolitano is challenging Hillary Clinton’s contention that former secretaries of state used private email servers to conduct government business.
March 9, 2016, 4:35 PM EST
“2016 is the year ransomware will wreak havoc on America’s critical infrastructure community,” warned a new report released Wednesday by the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT).
March 9, 2016, 10:47 AM EST
A University of Virginia law professor who supports same-sex marriage says that for those who believe weddings are “an inherently religious ceremony… helping to make a religiously prohibited wedding the best and most memorable it can be is to assist a sacrilege.”
March 7, 2016, 2:13 PM EST
(Source: NASA)(CNSNews.com) – A 100-foot-wide asteroid named TX68 will safely pass Earth on Tuesday about three million miles away, but it could come as close as 15,000 miles to the planet’s surface, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration&rsquo
March 4, 2016, 3:46 PM EST
The chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources stated that the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) removal of a natural plug sealing the Gold King Mine near Silverton, Colorado last August was “done on purpose,” challenging Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to retract her previous testimony that the resulting blowout was “an accident.”
March 3, 2016, 4:00 PM EST
Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards. (AP photo)
March 3, 2016, 11:03 AM EST
At the end of Fiscal Year 2015, the federal government’s liabilities exceeded its assets by more than $18 trillion, according to a February 26 audit report released by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).
March 2, 2016, 5:44 PM EST
Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced a “Hack the Pentagon” contest in April, which he called “an unprecedented effort to test our digital security in the first ever federal government bug bounty.”
March 2, 2016, 11:54 AM EST
Indiana became the sixth state to pass a resolution calling for an Article V Convention of States to propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution that rein-in federal power. Senate Joint Resolution 14, which was passed by the Indiana Senate on February 26, easily cleared the Indiana House Monday on a 61-36 vote.
February 29, 2016, 1:49 PM EST
Senate Judiciary Committee member Chris Coons (D-DE) accused congressional Republicans of having “a commitment to obstructionism” by refusing to hold hearings on President Obama’s nominee to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia during a presidential election year.
February 26, 2016, 2:59 PM EST
Unaccompanied alien children at a Border Patrol holding center in Arizona. (AP photo)
February 25, 2016, 5:21 PM EST
More than 25,000 people have signed an online petition launched this week by the Knights of Columbus and In Defense of Christians asking Secretary of State John Kerry to designate the Islamic State’s (ISIL) systematic killing of Christians and other religious minority groups in the Middle East as “genocide.”
February 25, 2016, 12:47 PM EST
A hospital in Los Angeles paid cyberhackers 40 bitcoins (the equivalent of about $17,000) to remove “ransomware” that disabled its computer system for ten days.
February 22, 2016, 1:49 PM EST
A record number of Americans have applied to be astronauts, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).