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The Obama administration is reportedly attempting to bypass congressional ratification for an international move called a "sweeping international climate change agreement." According to The New York Times, Obama is preparing to hammer out this climate...
From: Big Government | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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The U.S. Department of Education (USED) has punished the state of Oklahoma for repealing the Common Core standards and reverting to its previous academic standards by rescinding the state’s waiver from No Child Left Behind (NCLB), making it the second...
From: Big Government | Friday, August 29, 2014
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As part of a legal settlement that will allow some illegal immigrants who deported themselves from Southern California to return to the United States, the federal government has agreed to advertise the settlement on various Mexican and Spanish-language...
From: Big Government | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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On Wednesday, Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) doubled-down on a brazen attack on his Republican opponent, Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR), slamming Cotton for voting against "preparing America for pandemics like Ebola," despite Cotton having voted for the final version...
From: Big Government | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Sen. Al Simpson (R-WY) retired from the Senate in 1997, but he is now celebrating another political victory in his state. The retired senator ran and won his election as a member of the Republican precinct committee in his hometown of Cody, Wyoming,...
From: Big Government | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Colorado has been the scene of two bruising fights over what supporters call "personhood," efforts to recognize the unborn child as a person under state and therefore federal law. The "personhood" fight has come to Colorado again this year and – with...
From: Big Government | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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In a jail cell in Mexico sits Andrew Tahmooressi, a former Marine Corps Sergeant who served honorably and survived two combat tours in Afghanistan. For almost five months, Andrew has languished in prison for simply taking a wrong turn into Mexico. In...
From: Big Government | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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At a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in New York Friday, President Obama attributed people's pervasive sense the world is falling apart to “social media.” “The world’s always been messy … we’re just noticing now in part because of...
From: Big Government | Friday, August 29, 2014
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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi judge dismissed a lawsuit Friday that seeks to overturn six-term Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in a Republican primary runoff, but the losing candidate in the prolonged election fight could still appeal the decision...
From: Big Government | Friday, August 29, 2014
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On August 28 The Washington Post (WaPo) reported that "every one of the country's mass shooters since January 2009 could have slipped through NICS" (National Instant Criminal Background Check System). Such statements are part of a larger push for gun...
From: Big Government | Friday, August 29, 2014
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The risk of another government shutdown before the midterm election is too great to use the upcoming continuing resolution as leverage against President Obama’s executive action on immigration, according to Arizona Republican Rep. Paul Gosar.  “It...
From: Big Government | Friday, August 29, 2014
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It would not be wise to risk a government shutdown over President Obama’s executive actions on immigration when the GOP is so close to taking the Senate and can confront Obama later as a unified legislature, according to Alabama Republican Rep. Mo...
From: Big Government | Friday, August 29, 2014
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"But I don't want to put the cart before the horse. We don't have a strategy yet." With those words, President Barack Obama summarized the weakness and incompetence of his own administration. Nearly six years into office, and several years after the...
From: Big Government | Friday, August 29, 2014
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If President Obama moves forward with executive amnesty it would send the country into a “constitutional crisis” that would require Republicans have all possible tools at their disposal to confront it, according to Iowa Republican Steve King.  “Anything...
From: Big Government | Friday, August 29, 2014
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White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest argued Friday that the Obama administration has made great strides to confront the crisis of unaccompanied minors illegally entering the United States.  “For now,” Earnest told reporters when asked if the...
From: Big Government | Friday, August 29, 2014
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For House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), the “war on women” and victimhood are always in style when election season rolls around. According to CNS News.com, on Thursday, Pelosi said on a conference call that American women have been victims...
From: Big Government | Friday, August 29, 2014
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The Department of Homeland Security reacted to the news that the United Kingdom had raised their terrorism threat level and downplayed any additional threat to the United States. “At present, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the FBI are...
From: Big Government | Friday, August 29, 2014
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A Twitter rally is underway on Friday as Gov. Mike Pence (R) of Indiana attends the Defending the American Dream Summit hosted by Americans for Prosperity in Dallas, Texas. Pence, a 2016 presidential hopeful, claims to be the first governor in the United...
From: Big Government | Friday, August 29, 2014
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White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest began his press conference on Friday with a lighthearted comment about President Obama’s tan suit “The president stands squarely behind the decision he made yesterday to wear his summer suit at yesterday's...
From: Big Government | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) betrayed his generally conservative voting record in voting against a bill to stop President Obama from expanding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program of unilateral amnesty, a move undoubtedly intended to...
From: Big Government | Friday, August 29, 2014
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White House Press Sec. Josh Earnest reiterated President Barack Obama’s intention to take action on immigration but did not have any updates on when such actions would take place. “I don’t have an update in terms of timing,” Earnest told reporters...
From: Big Government | Friday, August 29, 2014
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With Sen. Mary Landrieu under fire over residency questions, any legal challenge to her candidacy would need to be filed today, according to the Lousiana Secretary of State's office. The window for such challenges "ends at 4:30 pm today,” Meg Casper,...
From: Big Government | Friday, August 29, 2014
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White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest took great lengths to explain why President Obama’s comment about having no strategy to defeat the Islamic State in Syria. “I don't want to put the cart before the horse,” Obama said during his press conference...
From: Big Government | Friday, August 29, 2014
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President Barack Obama's disapproval rating on immigration has hit an all-time high in surveys conducted by Pew Research. According to a Pew survey conducted August 20-24, 61% of Americans disapprove of Obama's immigration policy while 31% approve and...
From: Big Government | Friday, August 29, 2014
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In Dallas at an Americans For Prosperity event, Heritage Foundation president and former-Sen. Jim DeMint put his thumb firmly on the scale for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) over fellow Texan Gov. Rick Perry for the coming 2016 presidential contest. “I think...
From: Big Government | Friday, August 29, 2014
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President Obama has a busy Labor Day weekend planned as he leaves on Air Force One for New York later this afternoon. Once in New York, President Obama is scheduled to attend two Democratic National Committee fundraisers in the area at private homes....
From: Big Government | Friday, August 29, 2014
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On Thursday, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) said a pro-amnesty candidate must not get the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, indicating that he may play an active role in ensuring that immigration remains a significant issue during the primary season...
From: Big Government | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Two governors. Two quotes. And an opening for Republicans this fall. This week in Los Angeles, Gov. Jerry Brown — standing hand-in-hand with Enrique Peña Nieto as the Mexican president declared the United States “the other Mexico” — assured...
From: Big Government | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Weeks after a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, shot and killed an African American teenager, spurring weeks of riots, Hillary Clinton, presumptive 2016 Democrat candidate for president, has finally spoken out about the matter. After taking criticism...
From: Big Government | Friday, August 29, 2014
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 (Reuters) - A Chicago police commander who had been praised for his crime fighting in some of the city's roughest neighborhoods appeared in court on Thursday to face charges he put a gun in a suspect's mouth, officials said. Commander Glenn Evans,...
From: Big Government | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Democrats are more afraid of global warming than the threat posed by the Islamic State terrorists, according to a new Pew Research Center poll. The poll shows that 68 percent of Democrats believe that global climate change is a major threat to the United...
From: Big Government | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Answering a last-minute question after making remarks on the ongoing crises abroad, President Obama reiterated his commitment to moving forward unilaterally to make America’s immigration system “work better.” “It continues to be my belief that...
From: Big Government | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), one of the key conservative members in the House of Representatives, predicted on Fox News on Thursday that President Barack Obama's threats of unilateral amnesty are all smoke and no fire.  “I don’t think he will [do...
From: Big Government | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Six years to the day after he accepted the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008, President Barack Obama announced that he did not have a strategy to combat ISIS, which recently beheaded American photojournalist James Foley. “I don't want to put...
From: Big Government | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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After wrapping up questions at his press conference today, President Obama returned to the podium to answer a question from a reporter about his strategy on acting on immigration. Obama explained that although “hope springs eternal” that Congress...
From: Big Government | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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IRS data on internal migration showing how many people have moved to and from which states generally shows people leaving high-taxed states and states with high unemployment to states doing better in those categories. Now Obama's IRS is seeking to delay...
From: Big Government | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Before leaving for New York for a series of fundraisers, President Obama held a press conference at the White House to discuss his lack of strategy on Syria. Obama told reporters that his strategy was still developing, and that he would continue to consult...
From: Big Government | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Arizona Republican Rep. Paul Gosar blasted the Department of Homeland Security Thursday for its lack of responsiveness to his multiple inquiries about the Department’s transfer of illegal immigrants throughout the interior of the United States.  Describing...
From: Big Government | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Before President Barack Obama potentially enacts executive amnesty "by the end of summer," amnesty advocates are urging illegal immigrants to start preparing now, including saving money to get potential work permits.  In addition to continuing to stay...
From: Big Government | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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On Thursday, amnesty advocates protested in front of the White House and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) headquarters in Washington, D.C., demanding "justice" for illegal immigrants in the form of executive amnesty. The activists and representatives...
From: Big Government | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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The United States second quarter corporate profits zoomed up 8%, and the national gross domestic product gained 4.2%, according to a revised release by the Commerce Department. Despite Europe's perpetual recession, Asia's stumbling, and South America's...
From: Big Government | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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A group of about 20 illegal immigrants made it into San Diego's Mission Beach, CA, after their panga boat landed ashore Monday morning, according to an NBC 7 San Diego report.  According to the NBC affiliate’s report, witnesses said they saw the group...
From: Big Government | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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The “Open Letter from the Authors of the AP United States History Curriculum Framework” raises a number of important issues. Here is our response to the key points raised in this “Open Letter,” followed by a list of 29 biased and ill-considered...
From: Big Government | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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The polygamist reality TV stars of "Sister Wives" can sleep easy tonight as a Federal Judge in Utah has struck down at least part of the State's ban on polygamy.  The Utah ban made it illegal and punishable by up to five years in prison for anyone...
From: Big Government | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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The sister of the suspected Boston Marathon bombers was arrested Wednesday afternoon for allegedly making her own bomb threat.  Ailina Tsarnaev was reportedly arrested after threatening the mother of her boyfriend’s child.  “She made phone threats...
From: Big Government | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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As violence continues to escalate around the world, President Obama will meet with members of the National Security Council Thursday, the White House reports. The meeting, which will be closed to the press, was added to the President’s schedule Thursday...
From: Big Government | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Customs and Border Protection agents intercepted a boat filled with 20 people attempting to illegally enter the United States this week off the coast of San Diego County. According to Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), agents with CBP’s Office of Air...
From: Big Government | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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The leaders of the union representing the nation’s immigration judges said Wednesday that U.S. immigration courts are in chaos, with a backlog of an historic high of 375,000 cases for only 227 judges, a situation that has led to a minimum three-year...
From: Big Government | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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On Wednesday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) met with more than 50 pro-amnesty leaders in Chicago to prepare for President Barack Obama's executive amnesty that could give work permits to five million illegal immigrants. ...
From: Big Government | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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On Wednesday, the federal government consented to allow some illegal immigrants who agreed to voluntarily go back to Mexico from Southern California to return to the United States in what the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) called a "historic settlement." ...
From: Big Government | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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