Sunday, January 25th, 2015

News

Here come the freshmen: Military veterans among Congress’ newest class

By ERICA WERNER The Associated Press January 4, 2015 WASHINGTON — Congress’ approval rating hovers around 15 percent, but there’s one group of people excited about the institution: the newly elected lawmakers who are about to join its ranks. The House will welcome 58 freshmen this coming week, including 43 Republicans and 15 Democrats, pushing the GOP majority to 246 members, the most... [Read more]


$1.1 trillion spending bill passes House after pleas from Obama, GOP leaders

By S.A. Miller and Stephen Dinan – The Washington Times – Thursday, December 11, 2014 Associated Press A last-minute plea from President Obama and fatigued GOP leaders overcame rebellions from both conservatives and liberals, clearing the $1.1 trillion spending bill through the House on Thursday in a dramatic late-night vote. Democrats huddled for more than three hours, and were visited... [Read more]


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Legion National Commander: President makes right call on U.S. air strikes, Iraq must not fall

WASHINGTON (August 8, 2014) – “A necessary step,” is how the head of the nation’s largest veterans service organization characterized President Obama’s decision to authorize U.S. airstrikes against Islamic State terrorists that are threatening U.S. personnel and Iraqi civilians in the war torn country which has been under siege since June. The mission also includes providing humanitarian... [Read more]