July 2014 Headlines

Congress Gives Digital Shout-Out 'In God We Trust'

Lawmakers are throwing their support behind a social media campaign to encourage the public and government leaders to display the  motto "In God We Trust."

Scandals, Foreign Policy Chaos Sinking Obama Ratings

The crisis with Russia, immigration, and other scandals are clearly taking their toll on President Barack Obama's approval ratings.

Bipartisan Deal Aims to Fix VA Health Care Program

Republicans and Democrats from the House and Senate have agreed to authorize billions in spending to lease 27 new clinics and hire more doctors and nurses.

Could Congress Find Fix for Border Crisis by Recess?

House Republicans and Senate Democrats are battling over plans to fix the border crisis as thousands of young immigrants flood into the United States.

IRS Chief: Back-Ups of 'Lost' Emails May Exist

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said it may be possible to recover emails thought to be lost for good.

What You Didn't Hear about Obama's LGBT Order

President Barack Obama signed executive orders Monday creating special protections for gay and transgender employees.

Dems Push to Strip Religious Liberties Protections

Democrats mad at the Supreme Court's recent Hobby Lobby ruling saw their attempt to fix it blocked on the Senate floor today.

Assault on Women? Real War Is from the Left

There's a sustained war on women going on, but according to journalist Katie Pavlich, the perpetrators are not conservatives as mainstream media proposes.

Will 'Most Radical Abortion Bill' Be Dems Undoing?

The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing, Tuesday, on what pro-lifers call "the most radical pro-abortion bill ever considered by Congress."  

Bipartisan Ire: Obama Must Step Up on Border Crisis

Both Republicans and Democrats say the president has the power to stop the unprecedented surge of undocumented immigrants flooding the U.S.-Mexico border.

Judge Gives IRS a Month to Explain Lost Emails

A federal judge is demanding the Internal Revenue Service detail how former IRS official Lois Lerner's emails went missing.

House Republicans Move Ahead with Obama Lawsuit

The U.S. House of Representatives is moving ahead with its plans to sue President Barack Obama over the implementation of Obamacare.

Lerner Warned IRS Colleagues to Be Cautious in Emails

Former IRS official Lois Lerner warned her colleagues to be cautious about what they wrote in emails.

Obama Catches Bipartisan Flak for Skipping Border

The president's trip to Texas regarding the immigration crisis didn't include a visit to the border - a move that's drawn criticism from both sides of the aisle.

Lawmakers Irate over Billions in Improper Payments

House lawmakers are outraged over reports the government shelled out $100 billion in payments to people who should not have received them.

Reid Vows to Force Mandatory Contraception Coverage

Democrats in the Senate are trying to override the Supreme Court's ruling that exempted some companies from Obamacare's birth control mandate.

House Ok's Renewal of Religious Freedom Commission

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a five-year renewal of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.

Watchdog Investigates Retaliation in VA Scandal

A federal watchdog agency is looking into claims that whistleblowers in the scandal involving VA hospitals say they suffered retaliation from their superiors.

Rick Perry: Border Crisis a 'Failure of Leadership’

The politics over immigration is coming to a head in Texas as President Barack Obama meets with his chief critic, Gov. Rick Perry.

Boehner Explains Move to Sue President Obama

John Boehner has elaborated on both his reasoning and a timetable for a Congressional lawsuit against President Barack Obama for enacting laws through executive orders.

Child Migrant Deportations Likely to Be Delayed

The Homeland Security secretary says deportation proceedings might be long delayed for the thousands of unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally.

Colo. Leaders Seek Same-Sex Marriage Resolution

Colorado's Democratic governor and Republican attorney general have asked a federal court to declare the state's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.

Congressional Candidate Target of Racist Vandalism

GOP House challenger Glo Smith was recently the target of racist vandalism when an 8 by 4 foot billboard with her picture on it was plastered with whiteface paint.

 

Obama: GOP to Blame for Looming Highway Crisis

President Barack Obama is blaming "the Republican Congress" for blocking highway construction and transit programs across the country.

Obama Vows to Go it Alone on Immigration

Accusing the GOP of inaction on immigration reform, the president says he's going to bypass Congress and take executive actions to shore up the border.