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Could Russia’s Economic Meltdown Lead To Loose Nukes?

(The Hill) - Senior lawmakers alarmed by Russia’s collapsing economy fear some of the nuclear power’s atomic arsenal could fall into the wrong hands. While officials say there’s no immediate reason to think Russia’s weapons could be sold off to the highest bidder or stolen, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) intends to hold hearings next year on …

December 18, 2014, 7:19 am ·
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New Budget Leader Enzi Is Big ObamaCare Foe

(The Hill) - The Senate’s new budget leader has a record of aggressively seeking to defund ObamaCare, an ominous sign for the president’s healthcare law under a GOP-controlled chamber. Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) became the first in line to lead the Senate Budget Committee on Wednesday after ranking member Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) dropped out of the …

December 18, 2014, 7:15 am ·

Foreign Affairs Chairman: We Need New Sanctions On North Korea

(The Hill) - House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.) said Wednesday night that the U.S. should impose new sanctions on North Korea in response to the state’s alleged involvement in the hacking that has crippled movie studio Sony Pictures. He said that United States should work to cut off the hermit state from the …

December 18, 2014, 7:11 am ·

Of Course, Obama’s Cuba Plan Hinges On Regulations

(The Hill) - The scope of President Obama’s move to relax Cuban travel and business restrictions hinges largely on the strength of regulations required under the action, according to advocates of improved relations with the nation. The policy shift requires the Treasury and Commerce departments to draw up revised rules governing exports, banking and travel between …

December 18, 2014, 7:07 am ·

Cuban-American Rep: Obama Deal Puts Americans At Risk

(The Hill) - President Obama’s decision to make a deal with Cuba for the release of aid worker Alan Gross could embolden other regimes to take Americans prisoner, Rep. Mario Diaz Balart (D-Fla.) said Thursday. “It puts Americans at risk everywhere because now everybody knows that if you kidnap an American or you hold them hostage …

December 18, 2014, 7:03 am ·
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IRS Chief: Budget Cuts To Freeze Hiring, Cut Enforcement

(Politico) - The IRS will freeze hiring and stop overtime as a result of the budget cuts just passed by Congress, according to an email obtained by POLITICO. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen on Wednesday told employees that the $346 million cut to the agency budget is bound to reduce tax collections from potential tax cheats by …

December 18, 2014, 6:47 am ·
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Jimmy Carter: ‘Proud’ Of Obama On Cuba

(Politico) - Former President Jimmy Carter on Thursday praised President Barack Obama’s “political courage” in reestablishing relations with Cuba. “This is the kind of thing that has been long overdue, and I’m very proud and grateful that President Obama has shown such wisdom and also I think political courage in taking these long overdue steps,” Carter …

December 18, 2014, 6:41 am ·
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Rush Limbaugh: ‘I Have Warned You’

(Politico) - Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh is calling President Barack Obama’s move to normalize U.S.-Cuban relations “chump change” compared to what else the president has in store for his last two years. “I have warned all of you people,” Limbaugh said on his radio show on Wednesday. “I have warned you that these two years …

December 18, 2014, 6:36 am ·
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Allen West: Cuba Prisoner Swap As Fishy As Bergdahl Trade

(Newsmax) - Former Rep. Allen West says the trade of American Alan Gross for three Cuban spies “has the same smell” as the swapping of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban detainees earlier this year. “This has the same smell…. You have to ask yourself, what has changed in the character or the governance of …

December 18, 2014, 6:30 am ·

Obama Commutes Sentences Of 8 Drug Offenders

(Newsmax) - President Barack Obama is cutting short the sentences of eight federal drug offenders, including four who were set to die in prison, as part of a new initiative to reduce harsh sentences for nonviolent crimes. Sidney Earl Johnson Jr., Rickey Marcell McCall, Larry Nailor and Israel Abel Torres had received life sentences and were …

December 18, 2014, 6:25 am ·
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Alison Grimes: Rand Paul Can’t Run For Senate And WH In 2016

(Newsmax) - Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes declared that state law precludes Sen. Rand Paul from running for both president and re-election to the U.S. Senate at the same time, Politico reported. She told WHAS-TV in Louisville that the law was clear. “You can’t be on the ballot twice for two offices.” She said, …

December 18, 2014, 6:21 am ·
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GOP Establishment’s Karl Rove: New Congress Will Be Effective, Bipartisan

(Newsmax) - The 114th Congress could demonstrate that bipartisanship is possible by building on Democratic support for legislation ranging from repairing some of the damage caused by Obamacare to providing greater access to charter schools, writes Karl Rove in The Wall Street Journal. The veteran Republican strategist argues that while some may ridicule the notion that …

December 18, 2014, 6:18 am ·
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ISIS Attacks American Base In Iraq In First Ever Clash With U.S. Troops

(Inquisitr) - American troops in Iraq had their first actual battle with ISIS troops after the Islamist militants tried to overrun a base, an encounter that left the ISIS troops decimated and in retreat. The attack took place near the Ein al-Asad base, which includes close to 100 U.S. military advisers. The U.S. troops, armed with …

December 18, 2014, 6:13 am ·
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MN State Rep Wants Refund From Jonathan Gruber For Work With ‘Beyond Laughable’ Error Rates

(Breitbart) - Minnesota State Representative Greg Davids is calling for embattled MIT economics professor Jonathan Gruber, the “architect” of Obamacare, to return all $329,000 he was paid by the state of Minnesota as a subcontractor on a 2011 contract to analyze the state’s plan to develop its Obamacare health care exchange, MNSure. On November 21, Davids …

December 18, 2014, 5:50 am ·
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Social Security’s Student Benefit Program Is A Mess

Feds overpaid high school students $225.3 million (Washington Free Beacon) - The Social Security Administration (SSA) overpaid high school students $225.3 million and in many cases lacked evidence that students were actually in school, according to a new audit from the Office of Inspector General (OIG). If a parent dies, full-time students at an elementary or …

December 18, 2014, 5:42 am ·
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Vermont’s Giving Up On Single-Payer Health Care Over Ballooning Costs

(Daily Caller) - Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is canceling his dream plan to create a single-payer health system in the state, he announced Wednesday. “I am not going to undermine the hope of achieving critically important health care reforms for this state by pushing prematurely for single payer when it is not the right time for …

December 18, 2014, 5:18 am ·
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Students Agree To Deport Americans In Exchange For Illegal Aliens

Students at George Washington University signed a petition to deport one American citizen in exchange for one illegal immigrant. More than two-thirds of the students approached by Campus Reform agreed to sign the petition. (Campus Reform) - Students at George Washington University (GWU) willingly signed a petition supporting the deportation of one American citizen in exchange …

December 18, 2014, 5:13 am ·
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Mitt Romney Had a Simple Message for Sony Pictures After Company Pulled Plug on ‘The Interview’

(The Blaze) – Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney tweeted a message to Sony Pictures Wednesday evening, in the wake of the motion picture company announcing they have no plans to release “The Interview.” “@SonyPictures don’t cave, fight: release @TheInterview free online globally,” Romney tweeted. “Ask viewers for voluntary $5 contribution to fight #Ebola.” SPECIAL: …

December 17, 2014, 11:49 pm ·
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Jeb Bush: ‘I Have No Problems’ Pushing for Amnesty Bill During GOP ’16 Primary

(Breitbart) – Just hours after he announced his plan “actively explore” a 2016 presidential run on Monday, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush said he would have “no problems” pushing for comprehensive immigration reform in a GOP primary. “We’ve got to protect the borders, enforce the law, be respectful of the rule of law, and at …

December 17, 2014, 7:25 pm ·