August 2013 Headlines

Saving the Constitution from 'Liberal Destruction'

The U.S. Constitution is a sacred American document. But radio talk show host Mark Levin has started a modern-day movement to save it from liberals who seek to destroy it.

Is Obamacare the 'Unaffordable' Care Act?

Health care insurance premiums will be going up for tens of millions of Americans under Obamacare -- not down as the president promised.

Obama Admin. Announces New Gun Control Policies

After failing to get Congressional action, the Obama administration is announcing two new policies to control guns.

Military Guide Lumps Christians, Jews with 'Extremists'

The Department of Defense classified Catholics, evangelicals, Jews and Mormons as religious "extremists" in military training materials.

Treasury: Government Is Running Out of Money

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew warned Congress the government will run out of money to pay its bills in mid-October.

Congressman: Civil Rights Journey 'Not Complete'

Events continue this week, marking the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech.

Republicans Divided on Defunding Obamacare

As Obamacare comes closer to taking effect, some leading Republicans are refusing to back the defunding of the president's health insurance law.

Report: NSA Rebuked for Monitoring Americans' Emails

A newly declassified intelligence report shows the National Security Agency was rebuked by the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in 2011.

 

NSA Surveillance Reach Broader Than Believed?

The Wall Street Journal reports the National Security Agency has built a surveillance network that can reach roughly 75 percent of all Internet traffic.

Evangelicals Launch Immigration Reform Campaign

Ads by an evangelical coalition will air in 56 congressional districts and will feature local pastors and national voices encouraging the passage of immigration reform.

Cruz: Nothing Against Canada, But I'm American

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz renounced his Canadian citizenship this week after the Dallas Morning News reported Cruz is not just a U.S. citizen.

Obama Admin Seeks Warrantless Cell Phone Searches

The Obama administration wants to allow police to search Americans' cell phone records without a warrant.

Santorum's Taking America Back Through Storytelling

Former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum: "I think it was Aristotle who said, 'Give me the storytellers and I will control the country in a generation.'"

Congress Pushes for NSA Operational Reform

President Obama may have to go along with reforms at the National Security Agency.

Majority of America Supports Defunding Obamacare

Researchers found 57 percent of independent voters want Congress to pull the plug on President Barack Obama's health insurance law.

Anti-Islamic Law Permanently Banned by Okla. Judge

A U.S. district judge permanently blocked an Oklahoma law forbidding courts from considering Islamic or international law when deciding cases

Dems Try to Jump-Start Unpopular Health Law

Key provisions in Obamacare are set to roll out in just two months. But even the president has acknowledged there are still serious kinks in the law.

'Smart on Crime' Swaps Drug Treatment for Prison

Attorney General Eric Holder is changing how the Justice Department prosecutes non-violent drug offenders.

Critics Say Proposed NSA Revamp Not Good Enough

Members of Congress are pushing back against the President Obama's call for changes at the National Security Agency, saying they don't go far enough.

White House Calls for More Spending on Power Grid

The White House is calling for increased spending on the nation's electric power system.

Foes Launch Nationwide Anti-Obamacare Campaign

As an October budget deadline approaches, opponents are ramping up a nationwide campaign to defund Obamacare.

GAO Wants Answers on P. Parenthood's Spending

The Government Accountability Office is investigating Planned Parenthood to find out how it spends taxpayer money.

Diplomatic Rebuke? Obama Cancels Talks with Putin

President Barack Obama has canceled his upcoming summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, a move that will likely deepen an already frosty relationship.

State Dept. Launches New Faith-Based Office

The U.S. State Department is seeking to engage with faith communities across the globe in its efforts to promote U.S. foreign policy.

Other Gov't Agencies Seek Access to NSA Spy Tools

Other government agencies want access to the information the National Security Agency has been collecting in its massive surveillance program.

Congress Exempt from Obamacare in Last-Minute Deal

Senators, representatives, and their top aides will be able to stay under the current subsidized health care system.

State Dept. Now Recognizes Visas for Gay Couples

The U.S. State Department is now recognizing gay marriages on visa applications, according to Secretary of State John Kerry.

Obama: No Tax Reform without Spending

President Barack Obama says there are no gimmicks to grow the economy - just difficult steps that require Washington's focus.

Reports of Misconduct Raises Questions about TSA

Misconduct involving TSA employees has increased 26 percent in the last three years, and in hearings this week Congress was demanding answers.

Obama Admin. Relents on FDR War Memorial Prayer

The Obama administration said it does not oppose including President Franklin Roosevelt's D-Day prayer on a World War II Memorial.

Bipartisan Opposition Grows over NSA Spy Programs

The tide seems to have turned decisively in Congress against the National Security Agency's domestic spying program.

Samantha Power Confirmed as New UN Ambassador

President Barack Obama's controversial selection for ambassador to the United Nations has been approved.

Americans Fed Up with NSA's Spy Programs?

While National Security Agency head Gen. Keith Butler was justifying the NSA's domestic spying program at a hacker's convention Wednesday, hecklers cut him off.

Russia Grants NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Asylum

Russia is now officially harboring one of the most wanted men in the United States: former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.

GOP Calls Holder Testimony 'Deceptive, Misleading'

Attorney General Eric Holder gave deceptive and misleading congressional testimony in May, according to a new report by the House Judiciary Committee.

Remembering President Roosevelt's D-Day Prayer

While some today want to ignore the role that prayer has played in the life of our nation, throughout history prayer has comforted us and brought us together as a people.

Lawmakers Clash Over Obamacare Privacy Concerns

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are clashing over privacy concerns as a major part of Obamacare is set to take effect in two months.

Congress Approves Student Loan Interest Rate Cut

Congress has approved a bill to cut the interest rates of new student loans.

Pentagon Warns Defense Cuts Could Harm Military

Pentagon leaders say proposed budget cuts could severely harm the military -- and they are not crying wolf.