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Non-British Born Mothers

CBO: At Least 4.5M Anchor Babies in U.S.

There are an estimated 4.5 million United States-born children who were given birthright citizenship despite at least one of their parents being an illegal alien.

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Harry Reid Named in Court Filing in Sen. Menendez Corruption Trial

Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) pushed the Obama White House to help Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) in getting the federal government to back off a Medicare fraud criminal scheme involving a major Menendez supporter, efforts for which Menendez will stand trial in federal court next week on public corruption charges.

Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch listens as he is asked a question as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Klukowski: Nuclear Option Restores Constitutional Balance

Thursday’s nuclear option vote restores 200 years of Senate practice, going far beyond Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation to restore the proper constitutional balance for Supreme Court and federal court appointments.

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Senate Set for Historic Supreme Court Vote on Friday

WASHINGTON—This week’s Senate showdown over the pending Supreme Court confirmation will go down in history because by next weekend America will either see the first ever successful partisan filibuster of a nominee or the Senate will reject using filibusters to block presidential nominations.

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Lindsey Graham Ready to Go Nuclear for Gorsuch

On Thursday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said that if Democrats tried to filibuster Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court, he would vote for the “constitutional option” to permanently end filibusters of nominees to the nation’s highest court.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., meets with reporters on Capitol Hill before President Donald Trump's speech to the nation, in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Schumer: Democrats Will Filibuster Gorsuch

WASHINGTON—Senate Democrats will attempt to filibuster the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced on Thursday during a speech on the Senate floor.

Howard Chandler Christy: Scene at the Signing of the Constitution

Exclusive–Rep. Trent Franks: The Monumental Importance of Clarity in Government

Albert Einstein said, “Ethical axioms are found and tested not very differently from the axioms of science. Truth is what stands the test of experience [experiment].” Since this Republic was first gifted to the world, ours has been a quest to prove to mankind that the world’s great experiment in freedom, “a government of the people” can long endure. In any experiment, controlling for variables and clarity of result is vital.

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Ted Cruz at CPAC Creates Buzz of Next SCOTUS Pick

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.—Calling Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) “one of the leading constitutionalists” in America, conservative giant Mark Levin engaged the prominent Texan senator at CPAC on Thursday in a wide-ranging conversation covering the Constitution, immigration, and the Second Amendment. Many CPAC-goers are wondering if Cruz might be President Trump’s next pick for the Supreme Court.

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Senate Democrats Condemn Obama for Anti-Israel UN Vote

Some Senate Democrats have issued scathing statements against President Barack Obama and his administration’s decision to break with longstanding tradition to veto anti-Israel resolutions, choosing, instead, to abstain from voting in a United Nations Security Council vote. The vote called for

a dedication ceremony to commemorate the completion of the 102-acre, 15-megawatt Solar Array II Generating Station at Nellis Air Force Base on February 16, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. When coupled with the 13.2-megawatt Nellis Solar Star project completed in 2007, Nellis has the largest solar photovoltaic system in the …

Reid: My Romney Tax Claim Was ‘The Truth,’ ‘Necessary’

During an interview with KNPR on Wednesday, Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) defended his claim that Mitt Romney didn’t pay taxes by saying it was “necessary” and “the truth.” Reid was asked if his “brazen lie” about Romney had contribute to

NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 23: U.S. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) speaks at a campaign rally with U.S. President Barack Obama for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at Cheyenne High School on October 23, 2016 in North Las Vegas, Nevada. Obama urged Nevadans to vote early one …

Harry Reid: Trump ‘Not as Bad as I Thought He Would Be’

Thursday on NPR’s “Morning Edition,” outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid had a different tone on President-elect Donald Trump than he had throughout the presidential campaign. Reid, who is leaving the U.S. Senate, told NPR’s Rachel Martin that Trump wasn’t as “bad”

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Capitol Hill Conservatives Prepping for Budget Fight Before Christmas Recess

Capitol Hill conservatives are preparing for a fight over funding the federal government after the current funding legislation expires Dec. 9, as President Barack Obama and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D.-Nev.) take their last bite from the apple before both men return to private life.

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CA Dem Barbara Lee Goes on Twitter Rant Against Steve Bannon

California Rep. Barbar Lee, former Black Caucus Chair who had trouble endorsing former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, took to Twitter this week to let her East Bay constituents know that she’s “with” them and against Stephen K. Bannon, who she referred to as a “bigot”.

a dedication ceremony to commemorate the completion of the 102-acre, 15-megawatt Solar Array II Generating Station at Nellis Air Force Base on February 16, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. When coupled with the 13.2-megawatt Nellis Solar Star project completed in 2007, Nellis has the largest solar photovoltaic system in the …

Reid Lied About Romney’s Taxes; Now Lies About Trump, Bannon

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) took to the Senate floor this week to attack Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon as a “a champion of white supremacists,” recycling false accusations against him and demanding that President-elect Donald J. Trump rescind Bannon’s Sunday appointment as Chief Strategist and Special Counselor in the new administration.