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Democrats vow to undermine Trump picks

Democrats vow to undermine these Trump Cabinet confirmation hearings

Incoming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Sunday that Democrats are committed to undermining and slowing down the confirmation process of President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees. Schumer disclosed his intent to Senate Majority Leader...
Democrats fight Gag rule

House Democrats vow to fight against GOP ‘gag rule’

House Democrats are planning an all out fight against a GOP proposal that would punish House members who take video or photos on the House floor. The proposal is in response to last year’s...
Harry Reid links Trump and Cruz

Harry Reid links Supreme Court fight to Donald Trump, Ted Cruz

Shortly after Republicans reminded Democrat Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid about Vice President Joe Biden’s argument against former Bush’s Supreme Court nomination, Reid linked the current battle to nominate a Supreme Court justice to Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.
US military spending in Europe

Obama seeks to quadruple military spending in Europe

President Barack Obama's administration said Tuesday it was seeking to increase US military spending in Europe four-fold in a bid to reassure allies still unsettled by Russia's incursion into Ukraine. The new spending would increase to $3.4 billion under the new plan, which is set to be formally unveiled next week as part of Obama's final presidential budget. The Pentagon also said Tuesday it was ramping up spending for the battle against ISIS, doubling last year's request to $7 billion. The White House said that figure would allow for "continuous U.S. armored brigade rotations" through stations in central and eastern Europe, as well as ramped-up U.S. participation in NATO military exercises and the deployment of additional combat vehicles and supplies to the region.
US Cooperates with Assad

US military provided Syrian President with intelligence on extremists

According to a report, the Pentagon’s Joint Chiefs of Staff have been indirectly providing the Syrian military with intel on extremist fighting in Syria. There is fear in Washington that the agenda to oust President Assad will throw Syria into chaos and destabilize the region.
US Treasury Dept

US extends sanctions on Russia

Officials in Washington announced earlier today they are adding 34 individuals and entities to the list of sanctions in order to “pressure Russia”.
President Signs Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act

Controversial Cybersecurity Draws Comparison to The Patriot Act

On Friday President Obama signed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act or CISA into law causing many to compare the law's privacy issues to The Patriot Act.
US Spy plane in South China Sea

U.S. steps up South China Sea surveillance

In a response to Beijing's territorial assertive claims in the South China Sea, the U.S. agreed to send a new sophisticated spy plane to Singapore later month.
Two politicians fight in Dallas

Altercation breaks out between Dallas politicians, police called

A fight between two politicians in Dallas broke out earlier today during a debate. Police were called to the gospel radio station to break up the fight.
Texas Calls for Constitution Amendment

Texas calls for national convention to amend U.S. Constitution

Texas Governor Abbott called for a national convention to amend the U.S. Constitution to limit the U.S. Supreme Court’s reach and limit federal interference. The move could also help Texas Senator Ted Cruz in his 2016 presidential campaign.
Wisconsin Senate approves bills reshaping campaign finance, election oversight

Wisconsin Senate approves bills reshaping campaign finance, election oversight

After a two day debate, Wisconsin State Senate approved changes to the state’s election oversight and campaign finance rules.

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