Republicans Desperately Try To Derail Iran Nuclear Deal In The House

Republican Rep. Peter Roskam of Illinois and other House Republicans are now claiming that the 60-day clock never started ticking because Obama never sent Congress the texts of two separate agreements the International Atomic Energy Agency negotiated with Tehran.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative House Republicans have embarked on an eleventh-hour political maneuver to derail the Iranian nuclear deal, saying they can't vote on it until the president coughs up copies of side deals Tehran negotiated with atomic inspectors. The last-ditch effort to snarl implementation of the deal was part of a political

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House Votes To Make Ban On Internet Access Taxes Permanent

The moratorium was first enacted in 1998. State and local governments that already had Internet taxes were allowed to keep them under the current moratorium.

WASHINGTON  -- The House voted Tuesday to make permanent a moratorium that prevents states from taxing access to the Internet. Under current law, the moratorium ends Oct. 1. Lawmakers said allowing states to tax Internet access would expose users to the same kind of taxes and fees that often show up on telephone bills. "The last thing the

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White House Blog Reveals A Profound Lack Of Support For TPP

Widespread environmental opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership prompts an embarrassing White House statement claiming environmental support from some of the country’s most conservative, corporate-funded environmental organizations.

Sen. Bernie Sanders

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., joins House Democrats in stating their disagreement and disappointment with President Barack Obama's State of the Union request for fast track trade authority, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, on Capitol Hill in Washington. WASHINGTON --- The White House has published a handful of comments from “environmental groups”

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Bipartisan Budget Deal Sets Off Some Grumbling

The bipartisan pact doesn’t solve long-term tax and spending issues, leaving liberals and conservatives alike grumbling.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Backers of a narrowly drawn budget deal are selling it as a way to stabilize Congress' shaky fiscal practices and mute some of the partisan rancor that has helped send lawmakers' public approval ratings plummeting. But the bipartisan pact doesn't solve long-term tax and spending issues, leaving liberals and conservatives alike

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Peace Activists Face Terrorism Charges For Trying To Turn Reactor Into Plowshares

Their intent to break into the facility was to follow the words of Isaiah 2:4: “They shall beat their swords into plowshares.”

On June 28, 2012, three longtime peace activists -- Sister Megan Rice, 82, Greg Boertje-Obed, 57 and Michael Walli, 63 -- cut through a chain-link fence surrounding a nuclear weapons production facility in Oak Ridge, Tenn., which had signs saying “No Trespassing.” Their goal was to symbolically disarm the nuclear weapons industry, using non-violent

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Scandals With Traction?

Thirty-nine percent of polled Republicans convinced that the Benghazi issue is the worst scandal in American history don’t know where Benghazi is.

Forty-one percent of Republicans, according to a recent poll, think the “cover-up” of Benghazi is the “biggest political scandal in American history. Forty-three percent disagree; 74 percent think it was worse than Watergate. The noise machine is in full cry. The president lied, didn’t care about the attack, and tried to blame a video rather than

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