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Iran: A ‘Malign Force’

'U.S. Military Deaths In Iraq And Afghanistan Were Directly Linked To Iran' PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: "Do we think that with the sanctions coming down, that Iran will have some additional resources for its military and for some of the activities in the region that are a threat to us and a threat to our allies? I think that is a likelihood that they've got some additional resources." (President Obama, Press Conference, 7/15/15) "The totality of European Union sanctions, including the embargo … Continue Reading


Iran Deal: ‘Dangerous Farce’

Editorials From Across The Country Call President Obama's Iran Pact 'Disturbing', 'Oversold', and 'Frightening' 'Who In Good Faith Can Vote To Approve This Deal?' LOS ANGELES TIMES: "It is far from a perfect deal, it promises less than many had hoped for, it has been oversold by its proponents…" ("Editorial Weighing The Iran Nuclear Deal: Far From Perfect, But The Alternatives Are Worse," Los Angeles Times, 8/30/15) "The weaknesses in the agreement are significant. For example, wh… Continue Reading


‘Hope…Is Not A National Security Strategy’

Majority of Americans, Leading Congressional Democrats Oppose Iran Deal SEN. ROBERT MENENDEZ (D-NJ): "Whether or not the supporters of the agreement admit it, this deal is based on 'hope'… Hope is part of human nature, but unfortunately it is not a national security strategy." (Sen. Menendez, Remarks, 8/18/15) 'Ever-Growing Majority' of Americans Oppose Iranian Nuclear Deal NEW YORK POST: "Solid majorities in each house of Congress oppose the deal - as does an ever-growing major… Continue Reading


‘Common Cause’?

President Obama's Extreme Rhetoric Is Masking A Weak Case For His Iran Deal PRESIDENT OBAMA: "In fact, it's those hardliners who are most comfortable with the status quo. It's those hardliners chanting 'Death to America' who have been most opposed to the deal. They're making common cause with the Republican Caucus." (President Obama, Remarks At American University, 8/5/15) Does The President Think These Dems Are 'Making Common Cause' With Iranians Chanting 'Death To America'? DENNIS ROS… Continue Reading


The War On Coal: Electricity Rates Will Necessarily Skyrocket

'The Main Target: Coal,' Coal Families, & 'Your Power Bill' 'The Rule Would Drive Electricity Bills Up' "LOSERS: - YOUR POWER BILL … The National Association of Manufacturers, the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, the National Mining Association, the American Energy Alliance and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association all predicted the rule would drive electricity bills up." ("Who Wins And Loses Under Obama's Stricter Power Plant Limits," AP, 8/3/15) "… Continue Reading


Dems Ignore Reality On Women’s Health Care

Senate Bill Redirects Federal Money To Women's Health Providers Like Community Health Centers, Local Health Departments Senate Democrats Parrot Planned Parenthood's False, Discredited Claim On Women's Health Care Access PLANNED PARENTHOOD: "'It's outrageous, not to mention wildly unpopular, that politicians are using this widely discredited attack against Planned Parenthood to push through legislation rolling back women's access to healthcare,' Dawn Laguens, a Planned Parenthood executive,… Continue Reading


The New Senate: An Era Of Achievement

Senior Senate Dems Weigh In: 'I Am Proud Of The Senate,' 'I Am Very Proud Of The Bipartisan Work We Have Done' The Republican Senate: A Record Of Accomplishment "The new Republican-controlled Congress has accomplished much in its first six months." (National Journal, 7/6/15) "…Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's Senate is on a roll - and he wants to make sure it stays that way." ("After Trade Triumph, Senate Republicans Look To Rack Up More Wins," Roll Call, 7/7/15) 29 … Continue Reading


Iran: Congress Isn’t ‘Satisfied’ With Secret Side Deals

Congressional Leaders: Per The Iran Nuclear Review Act, 'Transmit These Two Side Agreements To Congress Immediately' Obama Administration: 'There's No Side Deals' & 'No Secret Deal,' But If There Is, Those Documents Are 'Not Public' & 'Not In Our Possession' "The White House on Wednesday acknowledged the existence of so-called 'side' agreements between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency that have sparked new arguments against the Iran nuclear deal." ("Hurdles Grow For … Continue Reading


Dems: Planned Parenthood Videos ‘Extremely Troubling’

Sen. Ernst Introduced 'Legislation, Which Will Defund Planned Parenthood And Redirect Its Federal Funds To Other Women's Health Organizations' 'There Are Laws Against Sale Of Fetal Tissue' SEN. JOE MANCHIN (D-WV) & 49 Other Senators: "We are deeply disturbed by recent footage released by the Center for Medical Progress depicting senior Planned Parenthood Federation of America executives discussing in graphic detail the organization's practice of harvesting the organs of unborn babies. … Continue Reading


‘Break The Cycle Of Delays’

Mayors, Job Creators, Farmers, And Workers Push For 'Common Sense,' 'Important' Long Term Highway Bill 'Refreshing To See Congress Focus On A Multi-Year Solution' 100+ MAYORS: "America's economic strength depends upon our cities, towns, and suburbs having the transportation networks they need to attract and retain businesses and provide opportunities for residents to prosper. Mayors know firsthand the benefits of a well-functioning transportation network and the danger of underinvestment." (… Continue Reading


Obamacare Premium ‘Shock Waves’

Massive Premium Increases Expose Obamacare's 'Shaky Foundations,' Leave Consumers 'Frustrated' Obamacare 'Shock Waves' Have Customers Wondering If Health Care Is 'Affordable Or… Worth The Money' "The public is frustrated with insurance premium increases that they view as directly related to Obamacare. A Kaiser Family Foundation analysis found that 2016 premiums are up by a greater percentage than in 2015." ("Even After Court Victory, Still No Easy Road For Obamacare," Politico, 6/26… Continue Reading


D+ For America’s Infrastructure

Bridge Collapses And Crumbling Roads Cost Americans In Safety, Time, And Money TRANSPORTATION SEC. ANTHONY FOXX: "'The condition of the nation's transportation infrastructure 'should be an outrage to every American,' he said…'How can you plan, as a researcher or a civil engineer in a transportation department, if you don't have long-term certainty' about funding, he asked. 'I think the American people are going to have to say at some point, 'This is enough. We can't keep driving on t… Continue Reading


Nuclear Deal Adds Fuel To Iran’s Fire

President Obama Admits Iran Won't Change Its Behavior, As Their Ability To Sow Chaos In The Region Increases Dramatically "Abbas Araqchi, one of several deputy foreign ministers, also told a news conference Iran would do 'anything' to help allies in the Middle East… On Monday, Araqchi told national television: 'Whenever it's needed to send arms to our allies in the region, we will do so. We are not ashamed of it.'" ("Iran Says Rejects Curbs After 10 Years, Will Back Allies," Reuters… Continue Reading


DRIVE Act Modernizes America's Infrastructure, Transportation System

DRIVE ACT MODERNIZES AMERICA'S INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM Bipartisan Legislation Provides State, Local Governments Certainty For Multi-Year Transportation Investments WASHINGTON - The bipartisan, multi-year Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy (DRIVE) Act would help modernize the nation's infrastructure and transportation systems to better allow America to compete in the 21st century. The DRIVE Act gives state and local government the certainty, flexibilit… Continue Reading


Education: ‘One More Example That Congress Is Back To Work’

In The Field Of Education Policy, 'For The First Time In Years, There Is Hope A New Law Could Pass' Bipartisan 'Sweeping Rewrite' Of Federal Education Law' AP: "The Senate on Wednesday cleared the way for a vote on a bipartisan bill to rewrite the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law, which is long overdue for an overhaul." ("Senate Advances Education Revamp," AP, 7/15/15) "Sponsored by Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Democratic Sen. Patty Murray of Washington, th… Continue Reading


Editorials: Welcome To ‘A New Age Of Nuclear Proliferation’

Iran Nuclear Deal 'All But Guarantees That Iran…Will Eventually Become A Nuclear Power' Editorials: Iranians 'Dancing In The Street' After U.S. Makes A 'Horrifying Nightmare' Of A Nuclear Deal WALL STREET JOURNAL: 'The agreement all but guarantees that Tehran will eventually become a nuclear power' "President Obama was right on Tuesday to hail his nuclear agreement with Iran as historic, though not because of his claim that it will 'prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.' The … Continue Reading


Obamacare: ‘Welcome To The New Abnormal’

Across America 'Rate Increases Of 20 Percent To 40 Percent Or More' Are Expected WSJ: 'Even liberals are shocked at the double-digit requests' "The Affordable Care Act was supposed to make insurance, well, more affordable. But now hard results are starting to emerge: premium surges that often average 10% to 20% and spikes that sometimes run as high as 50% or 60% or more from coast to coast. Welcome to the new abnormal of ObamaCare. … even liberals are shocked at the double-digit reque… Continue Reading


McConnell On ‘Fox News Sunday’

'It appears as if the administration's approach to this was to reach whatever agreement the Iranians are willing to enter into. So I think it's going to be a very hard sell - if it's completed - in Congress.' WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appeared on 'Fox News Sunday' this morning. The following are excerpts from the interview: On the Senate's response to a potential nuclear agreement with Iran: "We already know that it's going to leave Iran as a threshold nucl… Continue Reading


Across America, Alarm Over EPA Overreach

Governors Pledge To Protect 'Our Job Creators, The Poor, And The Elderly Who Cannot Afford More Expensive, Less Reliable Energy,' Supreme Court Calls EPA Plan 'Not Rational' "The fate of Mr. Obama's climate change agenda, which he hopes will be a cornerstone of a major environmental legacy, depends heavily on the compliance of state governments." ("Republican Governors Signal Their Intent To Thwart Obama's Climate Rules," New York Times, 7/2/15) "Last year, the Environmental Protection Ag… Continue Reading


The ‘Senate Is On A Roll’

Up Next: A 'Much Needed And Long Overdue' Update To Federal Education Policy, That 'Would Empower State And Local Leaders' "After Trade Triumph, Senate Republicans Look to Rack Up More Wins: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's Senate is on a roll - and he wants to make sure it stays that way. After reviving Trade Promotion Authority, the Kentucky Republican opted to move next to a bipartisan rewrite of the No Child Left Behind education law in a bid to maintain the chamber's legislative… Continue Reading

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