In her latest round of testimony on the Benghazi attack that left four Americans dead, Hillary Clinton, secretary of state at the time of the attack, was exposed as a liar. But she was careful to avoid any “serious” scrutiny of the 800-pound gorilla in the room: the Obama administration's widely reported gun-running programs for jihadists battling former U.S. government terror-war allies in Libya and Syria. When questioned, Clinton denied any knowledge of such a program, only to be confronted with an e-mail in which she proposed doing precisely that via proxies. Indeed, the fact that Obama has been arming jihadists in Syria is today beyond dispute.
Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown sent an e-mail blast to constituents denouncing Obama's Trans-Pacific Partnership initiative days after sending the president a letter calling for transparency.
Though the announced federal deficit for the 2015 fiscal year fell to an eight-year low, the celebration for conquering the national debt is way premature.
A former investigator who was fired from Congress' Benghazi probe made headlines across America over the weekend, claiming that the House of Representatives' investigation into the deadly attack was actually aimed at tarnishing the image of Democrat 2016 presidential contender and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton rather than getting the truth. Through a spokesperson, the House Select Committee on Benghazi promptly and “vigorously” denied the allegations. Either way, the back and forth between the alleged whistleblower and the investigative committee appears to confirm that the real issues — gun-running to jihadists, White House support for designated terror organizations, unlawful regime-change machinations, and more — are still not being properly investigated.
John Boehner's handpicked successor for speaker of the House, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, shocked the Washington establishment by withdrawing his name from consideration as speaker. His withdrawal may allow the candidacy of more principled House members, but Boehner and his backers have other plans.
On Monday, the Senate voted to advance a bipartisan spending bill to fund the government beyond September 30 and avoid a shutdown. The measure, which requires final approval by both the Senate and the House, would keep the federal government funded through December 11.
Much of the tension in congressional debate on a Continuing Resolution spending bill has surrounded funding for Planned Parenthood, which is the subject of controversy as a result of recently released videos revealing the organization’s participation in a organ harvesting scheme. It now appears that a clean Continuing Resolution will be passed, absent of riders to defund the organization. As a result, Republicans are looking to create a special panel to investigate Planned Parenthood instead. GOP leadership believes that the panel’s findings could lend weight to the efforts to defund the pro-abortion organization.
Speaker of the House John Boehner's resignation opens the position of speaker to someone who might take the Constitution seriously. by Bob Adelmann