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State Dept. Official Told Security Contractor to Ignore Inquiries on Benghazi Attack

On Thursday, the House will vote on the Ryan-Murray budget deal, which hikes federal spending, raises user fees and promises spending cuts a decade from now. Supporters of the deal claim that, over 10 years, it will reduce the deficit by around $20 billion. That is unlikely to happen, as it requires significant budget cuts 9 years from now. Worse, though, the Ryan-Murray deal increases the national debt far more than it would be under current law. Dec 12, 2013 9:15 AM PT

Rangel Lawsuit Against Those Who Censured Him Dismissed by D.C. Court

A civil lawsuit against members of the House and Congressional staff filed by Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) was dismissed by the U.S. District Court of Columbia on Wednesday. Rangel sued House Speaker John Boehner and other House members in April over his 2010 censure in the House of Representatives. Dec 11, 2013 8:09 AM PT

Can We Trust The New Unemployment Numbers After Census Faked 2012 Jobs Report?

Reports are showing The U.S. unemployment rate is at a five year low. According to Reuters "U.S. employers hired more workers than expected in November and the jobless rate hit a five-year low of 7.0 percent..." Reuters says the new number could result in the "Federal Reserve ratcheting back its bond-buying stimulus as soon as this month." : Dec 6, 2013 12:24 PM PT

IRS Floats Rule Changes to Tip 2014 Elections

The Internal Revenue Service quietly proposed new regulations aimed at 501(c)(4) organizations during the Thanksgiving recess that Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, called "a crass political effort by the Administration to get what political advantage they can, when they can." Dec 5, 2013 6:31 PM PT

Report: Gunmen Kill American in Benghazi

Medical and security sources told Reuters on Thursday that gunmen have killed an American citizen working at an international school in the Libyan city of Benghazi. Dec 5, 2013 5:58 AM PT

Report: Serious Cybersecurity Breaches at DHS

The Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General released a report on Monday evaluating DHS’ Information Security Program. According to the executive summary, the report identified a number of issues that concerned Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Dec 4, 2013 3:56 PM PT

Islamists Arrested in Moscow Readying Suicide Attacks

Russian law enforcement is holding 15 radical Islamists in Moscow who allegedly belong to a banned branch of the al-Qaida terror network, AFP reports. Members of the over 50-year old Egyptian founded group, Takfir wal-Hijra, were allegedly preparing suicide strikes. Nov 28, 2013 10:04 AM PT

Congress Demands Answers from Obama Admin on Lifting Libyan Travel Ban to U.S.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Oversight and Government Reform National Security Subcommittee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) sent a letter Monday to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Rand Beers demanding more information about the Obama Administration’s plans to lift a longstanding ban on Libyans coming to the U.S. to train at flight schools, to work in aviation maintenance or flight operations, or to find an education in nuclear science. Nov 26, 2013 11:48 PM PT

Military Sexual Assault Bill Faces Uncertain Future

Gillibrand's press office told Breitbart News on Monday that the status of the bill is currently "unclear." Additionally, Politico is reporting that the measure may not be even voted on within the annual defense policy legislation this year Nov 26, 2013 8:45 PM PT

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