The House passed the Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2013 that would require the U.S. comptroller general to make a full audit of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Reserve banks.

Members of Congress might feel a bit like comic Lou Costello in the famous "Who's on First" skit as they try to determine who to send arms and aid to in Syria to battle the terrorists of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as ISIS. 

In a bipartisan display of reluctant cooperation, the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday voted 273 to 156 to approve President Obama's plan to train and equip allegedly moderate rebels in Syria.

Speaking before the Senate Armed Services Committee on September 16, the nation’s two top defense officials, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, presented a less-than-optimistic prospect of success for the Obama administration’s new strategy to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

A Politico poll taken from August 29 through September 7 showed that 64 percent of respondents disapproved of how President Obama is handling immigration, with only 35 percent approving.

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