Senate Democrats have delayed Republican efforts to fast-track a bill giving Congress a vote on any nuclear agreement with Iran.
With diplomatic talks still underway, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., had wanted to tee up a procedural vote next week on the legislation giving Congress a say.
"Congress must be involved in reviewing and voting on an agreement reached between this White House and Iran," McConnell said on Tuesday - the same day Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the pending deal "paves Iran's path to the bomb" and urged the U.S. not to accept it.
The Obama administration is calling on U.S. Federal Judge Andrew Hanen to reverse his prior decision and allow President Obama’s executive amnesty to go forward by Monday. If not, the administration says it will appeal.
In a court filing Wednesday, Justice Department lawyers write that the government is finished responding to the briefs filed by the Plaintiffs — or the 26 states challenging Obama’s executive amnesty — and request that Hanen stay his temporary halt on the executive actions.
“Accordingly, Defendants respectfully request expedited consideration of their motion and a ruling as soon as possible. Absent a ruling by close of business on Monday, March 9, 2015, Defendants may seek relief from the Court of Appeals in order to protect their interests,”
Most voters believe the United States is the best country in the world. Far fewer of them believe Barack Obama agrees, according to a Fox News poll released Thursday. The new poll also finds the numbers saying Obama is patriotic, honest or a strong leader have all declined in the past few years.
Fewer voters than ever before see Obama as honest: a record-low 43 percent. And for the first time since 2007, a majority, 54 percent, disagrees that the president is “honest.” The poll also finds 43 percent of voters think Obama is a “strong leader.” That’s down from a high of 60 percent who said he was a “strong and decisive” leader in 2009.
A government crackdown on churches has Christians in Lake Worth, Fla., wondering if they live in the United States or the former Soviet Union.
Churches in Lake Worth, population 36,000, have been ordered to acquire a business license. As if the church has to get the government’s permission to preach and pray? But wait. It gets worse, folks.
City officials were so concerned about one congregation that they dispatched a code enforcement officer cloaked in a hoodie to spy on a Southern Baptist church that was meeting in a coffee house. It’s like the plot of a Cold War spy novel.
The news emerged two days after top Republican leaders overcame GOP opposition to a 2015 budget bill that allows Obama to fund his unpopular amnesty for roughly 5 million illegals.
“The program could cost taxpayers $1.7 billion over 10 years, almost all of it in the first five years,” according to a report by the McClatchy Washington Bureau. The rebates are allowed by the IRS’ interpretation of existing laws governing the Earned Income Tax Credit program, which was designed to subsidize low-wage employment in the United States.
MCALLEN, Texas — A human smuggler arrested while trying to cross 17 illegal aliens into the U.S. illegal aliens told federal agents that he has been deported 49 times.
U.S. Border Patrol agents in the border city of Hidalgo Texas responded to a tripped sensor. They agents saw a group of 17 illegal aliens who appeared to have just swum across the Rio Grande make their way to an abandoned structure. The agents moved to arrest them, court records obtained by Breitbart Texas revealed.
President Obama’s drive to ban a popular form of ammunition used in the AR-15 and other rifles is drawing new fire from conservative groups representing gun owners as well as members of Congress.
A lawsuit has been threatened by the Second Amendment Foundation, which says the ploy is a backdoor attempt to do what the administration has failed to do through legislation — ban the AR-15. But the battle is heating up on both sides of the issue in Congress.
Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., has sent a letter to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, or ATF, demanding an explanation for the proposed ban. Goodlatte’s letter opposing the ban has the support of 238 House members. He called the ban “preposterous.”
Hillary Rodham Clinton’s brother, Tony Rodham, sat on the board of a self-described mining company that in 2012 received one of only two “gold exploitation permits” from the Haitian government—the first issued in over 50 years.
The tiny North Carolina company, VCS Mining, also included on its board Bill Clinton’s co-chair of the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission (IHRC), former Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive.
The Rodham gold mine revelation is just one of dozens featured in a forthcoming bombshell investigative book by three-time New York Times bestselling author Peter Schweizer, according to a Thursday statement from publishing giant HarperCollins.
On Nov. 4, 2009, Patrick Zeigler’s life was on the upswing. The 28-year-old Army staff sergeant was newly engaged and back on U.S. soil after his second tour in Iraq.
A day later at Fort Hood, everything changed. Zeigler was looking right at the gunman, a fellow soldier. “I saw a red laser pointed in my direction,” he recalled, knowing full well that that meant the gunman — who would take 13 lives that day and injure dozens more — had him in his sights. The first bullet struck Zeigler in the side of his head. It felt “like a metal baseball bat” had just slammed into his skull, he said.
One of the side effects of the Obama administration-led efforts to forge a negotiated deal over Iran’s nuclear program is that it has aligned traditional foes Israel and Saudi Arabia in both vociferously opposing what they consider a bad deal that will threaten each country’s security.
Secretary of State John Kerry was in Saudi Arabia Thursday to try to allay those fears one day after concluding another round of talks with Iranian nuclear negotiators in Switzerland.
The concern is so acute among that Saudis that, in a stunning display earlier this week, a Saudi columnist penned an article offering his full support to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress ...