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Dem Sen Harris Grills Rosenstein — Is Reprimanded By Burr

Wednesday at the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) demanded Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein give his assurance that as special counsel in the Russia investigation former FBI director Robert Mueller will have “full” independence. As Harris demanded a

10 Top Republicans Sitting Out the RNC Convention

Trump-resistant and election battling Republicans including two former Presidents, two former Republican nominees, and several former 2016 presidential hopefuls are offering up excuses for why they will not attend the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next week, notably among them a break with a history of former Presidents attending their party’s convention.

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Burr Touts Cybersecurity Legislation In GOP Weekly Address

Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) touted the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 in Saturday’s GOP Weekly Address. Transcript (via ABC News Radio) as Follows: Hello, I’m Senator Richard Burr from the great state of North Carolina and I’m honored to chair

Thom Tillis Defeats Kay Hagan

Thom Tillis Defeats Kay Hagan

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The optimism exuded by Republican state House Speaker Thom Tillis’ campaign and supporters Tuesday in the early evening, panned out later tonight when the challenger defeated the incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) in one of the tightest,

VFW Calls For Immediate Firings At VA

Following Wednesday’s release of the preliminary report by the VA Office of the Inspector General, the national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) called on General Shinseki to immediately fire everyone who “knowingly gamed

Blame Socialism, Not Shinseki

Blame Socialism, Not Shinseki

The VA problem is not Shinseki, it’s socialism. The Veterans Affairs health-care system is completely government run. It is a pure single-payer program. National Review editor Rich Lowry calls it “an island of socialism in American health care.” He is

3 Ways GOP Could Blow Midterm Elections

3 Ways GOP Could Blow Midterm Elections

Most pundits and political professionals expect the GOP to have a good showing in the midterm elections. Historically, the opposition picks up seats in the 6th year of a President’s tenure. Obama’s approval ratings are at rock bottom and the

Deal Reached to Keep Student Loans Low

Deal Reached to Keep Student Loans Low

GOP and Democrat Senators have joined to make student loan interest rates lower until the end of the 2015 academic year, with a subsequent rise in the interest rates. The vote to confirm the deal will be either July 18

Outgoing Chief Admits IRS Targeting 'Partisan'

Outgoing Chief Admits IRS Targeting 'Partisan'

In Tuesday’s testimony before the Senate, outgoing IRS chief Steven Miller apparently reversed course under some tough questioning by Republican Senator Richard Burr of North Carolina. During his testimony last week, Miller not only insisted that the singling out of

Outgoing Chief Admits IRS Targeting 'Partisan'

Outgoing Chief Admits IRS Targeting 'Partisan'

In Tuesday’s testimony before the Senate, outgoing IRS chief Steven Miller apparently reversed course under some tough questioning by Republican Senator Richard Burr of North Carolina. During his testimony last week, Miller not only insisted that the singling out of

Graham: How Do You Say No To the President?

Graham: How Do You Say No To the President?

Sen. Lindsey Graham was pleased to be invited by Barack Obama to dinner on Wednesday night, saying: The president called Sen. McCain and myself a couple of weeks ago. I’m assuming the president wants to talk seriously about the issues

GOP Senators to Obama: Let Our Troops Vote

GOP Senators to Obama: Let Our Troops Vote

Six GOP Senators are asking Sec. of Defense Leon Panetta to intervene in what they see as the disenfranchisement of the military vote. The Senators are specifically asking Panetta to be sure U.S. military personnel overseas are allowed to register

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