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FULL VIDEO: PM Netanyahu’s Address to Congress

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 10:42am 3/3/2015 at 10:42am

We’ve provided extensive coverage of the drama surrounding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress—and now, the day has finally arrived.

We’ll be providing tweets and commentary below the fold.

Where will Obama be while Netanyahu is speaking? Huddled in the situation room:

Obama will hold a video conference at 11:30...

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Democrats obstruct DHS stopgap funding bill — shutdown imminent

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 27, 2015 at 6:53pm 2/27/2015 at 6:53pm

What a mess this has become.

Hell bent on pursuing legislation that would allow for the dissolution of Congressional powers (a.k.a. Obama’s Executive immigration overreach), House Democr...

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Boehner’s revenge?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 12:00pm 1/22/2015 at 12:00pm

Remember all those articles about Boehner planning to take revenge on Republicans who had opposed his Speakership? Remember how he was going to take away their committee positions as punishment? And remember how angry a great many people on the right got about it?

I wrote

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Gallup: Americans Skeptical of New Congress

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 7:40pm 1/14/2015 at 7:40pm

Republicans may have just executed a historical midterm coup, but the American people are still skeptical about the new Congress’ ability to rebuild trust with the American people.

The 113th Congress was famously divided—and famously unpopular. It ended 2014 with its approval rating bottomed out at 16%. A new poll conducted...

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The Domestic Battle for Action in Iraq

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 22, 2014 at 8:31am 9/22/2014 at 8:31am

After years of political opposition, conflict, and even comparisons to our infamous involvement in Vietnam and southeast Asia, lawmakers—especially those up for re-election this year—are hesitant to send another round of money and troops into Iraq.

Last week, Congress approved the funding required to arm and train Syrian rebels opposed to...

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Dem Rep: Without new war vote, Congress forfeiting its constitutional responsibility

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 5:30pm 9/21/2014 at 5:30pm

Congressman Adam Schiff of California appeared on FOX News Sunday today and said rather plainly that congress has pretty much given up on the rules.

Patrick Brennan of National Review has the details:

Dem Congressman: Is Congress Abdicating Its Consitutional War Powers? ‘Absolutely’

Asked this morning by Fox News’s Chris Wallace whether Congress is...

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Democrats and the Hypocrisy of Campaign Finance Reform

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 4, 2014 at 8:00am 4/4/2014 at 8:00am

Fresh off a Supreme Court ruling in the case of McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, a ruling which struck down overall limits on campaign contributions, the hypocrisy of the Democrat party in New York has been on full display.

Sean Eldridge, a congressional candidate in New York’s 19th district, released a statement in which...

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Bipartisan Congressional letter to denounce academic boycott of Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 10, 2014 at 12:56pm 1/10/2014 at 12:56pm

I have obtained a copy of a letter circulating in Congress denouncing the academic boycott of Israel by the American Studies Association.

The authors of the letter hope to have at least 50 co-signers (maybe more), split roughly evenly between Democrats and Republicans.

Here is the text of the letter, with the initiating...

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The Congressional Wealth Gap

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 2:13pm 8/2/2012 at 2:13pm

Ballotpedia has compiled data on the average net worth of our elected officials for the years 2004 to 2010. As the average net worth of Congress has increased since 2004, and held about even from 2007...

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