VIDEO - After the House voted 407-23 in favor of H. Res. 183, Alex Newman and Christian Gomez of The New American break it all down. The resolution sets the stage to buckle down on "hatred," including anti-Semitism and anti-Muslim discrimination, which is specifically pointed out in the text. The resolution came about in response to controversial tweets by MN Rep. Ilhan Omar against Israel support that was deemed "anti-Semitic." But unlike the resolution to condemn Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) which condemned him by name, Omar was never called out. There are other controversial elements of this resolution too. Is criticism of U.S. government aid to Israel anti-Semitic? Is it irrational fear of Islam (Islamophobia) to be concerned about some of what is written in the Koran? Newman and Gomez discuss.
Congressional Republicans, egged on by President Trump, are introducing legislation to create a paid family leave program in hopes of winning suburban women’s votes.
Under the guise of mandating “universal background checks,” Congress is working on a gun-control plot (H.R. 8) that would ban all private sales of firearms and essentially create a national gun registry. Among other concerns, gun-rights advocates warned that the scheme would enable future confiscation of firearms by government while making countless law-abiding citizens into criminals. Whether the radical bill will become law remains unclear. But with the Senate likely to vote it down and the White House threatening a veto, gun-rights groups are cautiously optimistic while gearing up for a fight just in case.
A congressman has introduced a bill to repeal the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force, naming it after the late Representative Walter Jones.
Establishment lawmakers want to tie passage of the USMCA to the elimination of President Trump’s tariffs — despite their positive affect for U.S. business and domestic steel production.
A liberal Republican congressman infamous for his close ties to a Soviet-backed terrorist group took a swipe at “elements” of the constitutionalist John Birch Society.
It’s easy to be idealistic when you don’t have to live with your ideals. But the Democrats will have to live with their Green New Deal ideals now at least a little bit, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that the Senate will schedule a vote on the plan.
Representative Walter Jones (R-N.C.), the congressman best known for going from a vocal Iraq War supporter to an even more vocal opponent, died Sunday after an extended illness.
Congressional conference committee members are trying to strike a deal that will satisfy both Democrats and President Trump and thereby avoid another government shutdown.
Senator Cory Booker questioned judicial nominee Neomi Rao about her views on homosexuality, including whether it is a "sin" — actions that drew a sharp rebuke from Senator Ted Cruz.