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VIDEO: House Speaker Weekly Briefing: Boehner Addresses Budget and Sequester

U.S. Capitol and Environs at Twilight

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), on Thursday, February 28, 2013, addressed the federal budget in his weekly briefing.  He did so on the eve of automatic cuts, or sequestration, kicking in on Friday, March 1, 2013. As Boehner points out, the National Debt is now at more than $16 trillion, roughly $52,000 for every person in the United States. The Speaker argues that the federal

NEWSLINK: Panetta says he personally told Obama about Benghazi attack

Image of Interior Damage of U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, After Attack, adapted from VOA image at VOANews.com

[Panetta says he personally told Obama about Benghazi attack – Washington Times 2.7.13 – click here for article] President Barack Hussein Obama reportedly was informed that an attack was unfolding on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, by Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, who was visiting Obama for a prearranged meeting at the time. The Washington Times highlighted the news in coverage of an additional

The “Immigration” Name Game

File Photo of U.S.-Mexican Automobile Border Crossing - adapted from fbi.gov image

(Analysis and Commentary) Are they immigrants? Or are they illegal aliens? Or illegal colonists? Illegal colonists … illegal aliens … illegal immigrants … undocumented immigrants … undocumented persons … immigration … migrants … the massaging of jargon continues to be part of the political posturing over U.S. residency and illegal entry. The would-called “immigration” debate rages anew.  Both the Senate “Gang of Eight” and the

Group of Senators, Obama Announce Separate Immigration Proposals

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A group of eight U.S. Senators announced an immigration proposal on Monday, Jan. 28, 2012, followed by President Barack Hussein Obama giving his own immigration address the following day. Several difficulties not faced up to publicly include the undeniable fact that, because so many illegal aliens come from narrowly focused ethnic and national origins, any amnesty would, by definition, have a racist impact, something that

Republican Senators Criticize Benghazi Embassy Security – VOA

U.S. Capitol file photo

(Voice of America – Scott Stearns – December 20, 2012 – http://www.voanews.com/content/republican-senators-criticize-benghazi-security/1568911.html) STATE DEPARTMENT — Opposition lawmakers are criticizing the Obama administration for sending diplomats to the Libyan city of Benghazi without enough security.  It follows an independent report into the September attack on the U.S. mission there that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens. Republican Senator Bob Corker says State Department officials