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Senators ask Mnuchin, Tillerson to probe possible Russian takeover of Citgo

Senators ask Mnuchin, Tillerson to probe possible Russian takeover of Citgo

on June 20, 2017, 7:01 AM / in National News

Six senators are calling on the secretaries of State and the Treasury to review whether a potential Russian takeover of petroleum company Citgo could threaten national security and violate economic sanctions. Citgo, owned by the government of Venezuela, risks defaulting on a loan from Rosneft, a Russian state-owned energy company. Rosneft could take control of Citgo upon default, giving a […]

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Ryan seeks manufacturing muscle for tax reform

Ryan seeks manufacturing muscle for tax reform

on June 20, 2017, 6:58 AM / in National News

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Tuesday will rally manufacturers on tax reform, as the tax plan he released nearly one year ago faces increasing pushback from fellow Republicans. The Speaker will give an address at an event hosted by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) that his office is billing as his first major address on tax reform this year. […]

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Rep. Massie Offers D.C. Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill

Rep. Massie Offers D.C. Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill

on June 20, 2017, 6:42 AM / in National News, Opinion

Kentucky Congressman Thomas Massie (R) has introduced a bill that would afford reciprocity of firearm carry permits to those from other states working in Washington, D.C. Massie, the chairman of the Second Amendment Caucus, responded to the reprehensible shooting at the congressional baseball game practice held in Alexandria, Virginia on June 14 (in which Rep. Steve Scalise [R-La.] was seriously […]

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Alex Jones Trumps Megyn Kelly With Pre-emptive Interview Release

on June 20, 2017, 6:38 AM / in National News, Opinion

Written by  William F. Jasper The media storm over Megyn Kelly’s video interview with Alex Jones, scheduled to air on NBC this Sunday, June 18, took an unexpected turn, as Jones struck first, airing his own video of the interview, along with his trademark blistering commentary. Yesterday, Alex Jones released on his Infowars.com website audio and video recordings illustrating the […]

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Armed Citizen Who Captured Georgia Cop Killers: ‘I Loaded Every Weapon I Could’

Armed Citizen Who Captured Georgia Cop Killers: ‘I Loaded Every Weapon I Could’

on June 19, 2017, 7:55 AM / in National News, State News

Please take a minute to read this brief article… Armed Citizen Who Captured Georgia Cop Killers: “I Loaded Every Weapon I Could” http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/06/17/armed-citizen-captured-ga-cop-killers-loaded-every-weapon/ (In case you don’t like clicking on links, I’ve included the text of the article below, because it really is pretty short.)   The mainstream media hate(s) stories like this, because it shows… the benefits of being […]

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Ossoff and Handel Blast Ad Tying Democrats to Baseball Shooting

Ossoff and Handel Blast Ad Tying Democrats to Baseball Shooting

on June 19, 2017, 6:55 AM / in National News, State News

This is the proper use and damnation of outsiders advertising for a candidate without the candidates approval. However you might question why a PAC would operate without the candidate’s approval in the first place. Both Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican candidate Karen Handel criticized an ad by a PAC tying Democrats to the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise and others last […]

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Book Explores How Lobbyists Fill a Void in Congress

Book Explores How Lobbyists Fill a Void in Congress

on June 19, 2017, 6:49 AM / in National News

According to the Book “It’s not who you know, it’s what you know” If you bemoan lobbyists or the revolving door that spins between government service and K Street, blame Congress. The shift on Capitol Hill to centralize much of the major policymaking in leadership offices, as opposed to committees, along with a reduction in legislative staff and their salaries […]

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Congress dealing with a few issues this week

on June 19, 2017, 6:40 AM / in National News

The Senate will vote Monday on the nomination of Brock Long to be administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Administration. After the Trump Administration’s focus last week on workforce and education issues the House will vote on several bills focused on closing the skills gap. There will also be vote on bipartisan measures focused on improving the foster care system. […]

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Greg Gianforte expect to be Sworn in to Congress

on June 19, 2017, 6:32 AM / in National News

Montana Republican Rep.-elect Greg Gianforte is expected to be sworn in next week on the House floor to fill the vacant seat of former Rep. Ryan Zinke, who is now Secretary of the Interior. Gianforte gained national attention in May when he took down Ben Jacobs, a reporter for the Guardian, who was attempting berate him about the GOP health […]

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Capitol Hill watching Georgia special election

Capitol Hill watching Georgia special election

on June 19, 2017, 6:29 AM / in National News

The most expensive election for a House seat takes place Tuesday, when Republican Karen Handel faces Democrat Jon Ossoff to fill the vacancy left when former Rep. Tom Price took the position of Health and Human Services secretary. The suburban Atlanta district, which in recent elections has been considered reliably Republican, is being viewed as a bellwether for the 2018 […]

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Air Products, desiring stable helium market, heads to Congress

on June 19, 2017, 6:18 AM / in National News

We know its not sexy, but this is the way of Congress… and companies that deal with insane laws. By Andrew Wagaman  /  The Morning Call Air Products wants Congress to tweak a nearly century-old law to encourage domestic helium production amid an imminent shutdown of the government’s stockpile of the gas. The Helium Extraction Act of 2017 would add two […]

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World Leaders Wary of Trump May Have an Ally: Congress

World Leaders Wary of Trump May Have an Ally: Congress

on June 19, 2017, 6:10 AM / in International News, National News, Opinion

By JENNIFER STEINHAUER  /   New York Times WASHINGTON — President Trump threatens to upend the post-World War II foreign policy order, but Congress is working to ensure that American foreign policy remains rooted in the trans-Atlantic alliance against traditional rivals like Russia. Republicans have been careful not to frame their foreign policy moves as a counterweight to the president, […]

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Missing sailors found dead in flooded compartments on US Navy destroyer

Missing sailors found dead in flooded compartments on US Navy destroyer

on June 18, 2017, 7:09 AM / in International News, National News

(CNN)Seven missing sailors from the USS Fitzgerald were found dead in flooded berthing compartments following the warship’s collision with a merchant vessel, a US military official said. The Navy’s 7th Fleet said searchers found the bodies Sunday morning, Japan time, after the guided-missile destroyer returned to its base in Japan. “This loss is something we all feel,” Vice Adm. Joseph […]

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Sessions Snaps at Harris to Let Him Qualify Answer on Russian Meetings: ‘You’ll Accuse Me of Lying’

on June 18, 2017, 6:23 AM / in National News

BY: David Rutz  /  Washington Free Beacon Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) had a combative exchange Tuesday at the Senate Intelligence Committee, with Sessions at one point worrying that he would be accused of lying if not allowed to qualify one of his responses. Sessions was under scrutiny Tuesday over a vague report that he […]

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ICE Raids Dozens of Convenience Stores in MASSIVE Move… But Look What the Media’s Hiding

on June 17, 2017, 4:29 PM / in National News

by Brian Hayes | Top Right News President Trump unleashed ICE once again this week, this time deploying its Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) unit, along with the DEA to arrest dozens of convenience store owners across 4 states. Over 60 people were arrested, and already 35 of them have been indicted by a Federal grand jury, with federal conspiracy charges […]

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Around the Block June 16, 2017

Around the Block June 16, 2017

on June 16, 2017, 8:16 AM / in National News

The Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly passed legislation imposing new sanctions on Russia and giving Congress the ability to block President Trump from lifting current penalties. Senators voted 98-2 on the bill, which also includes new sanctions targeting Iran’s ballistic missile development, support for terrorism, transfer of weapons and human rights violations. Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) voted against the measure. The legislation marks […]

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Defunding the Left: AG Jeff Sessions Ends DOJ Bankrolling of Radical Activists

Defunding the Left: AG Jeff Sessions Ends DOJ Bankrolling of Radical Activists

on June 16, 2017, 8:05 AM / in National News

Written by  William F. Jasper At long last! Attorney General Jeff Sessions (shown) has announced an end to the Department of Justice sweetheart deal that has funneled hundreds of millions of extortion dollars to left-wing activists. On June 5, Sessions issued a memorandum to all U.S. Attorney offices and all components the Department of Justice (DOJ) prohibiting payouts to third parties in […]

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Pentagon sending 4,000 more troops to Afghanistan

Pentagon sending 4,000 more troops to Afghanistan

on June 16, 2017, 7:42 AM / in International News, National News

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has decided to send nearly 4,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan to help the country’s army break an impasse in the war against a resurgent Taliban, a Trump administration official said Thursday. The move could be announced as early as next week. President Trump has given authority on setting troop levels to Mattis, who has warned […]

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Trump expected to roll back Obama’s Cuba detente

Trump expected to roll back Obama’s Cuba detente

on June 16, 2017, 7:40 AM / in International News, National News

President Trump is expected Friday to roll back some of the policies former President Barack Obama put in place under an effort to restore ties with Cuba. Trump will tighten rules that had made it easier for Americans to travel to the communist-run Caribbean island, according U.S. officials who have seen a draft of Trump’s plans. Trump also reportedly will […]

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Otto Warmbier suffered brain injury in North Korea

Otto Warmbier suffered brain injury in North Korea

on June 16, 2017, 7:36 AM / in International News, National News

Otto Warmbier, the American college student who was medically evacuated from North Korea after being jailed for 17 months, has suffered extensive loss of brain tissue and is in a state of “unresponsive wakefulness,” doctors said Thursday. Daniel Kanter, medical director of the neuroscience intensive care unit at University of Cincinnati Medical Center, said the 22-year-old’s brain injury appeared consistent […]

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