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Ron Paul Says U.S. ‘Likely Hiding Truth’ About MH17 Crash

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The U.S. government “knows a lot more” than it’s letting on about the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash and is “likely hiding [the] truth,” according to former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas). In an Aug. 7 post on his news site, Voices of Liberty, Paul said he believes the U.S., with all its intelligence-gathering capabilities, should have a clear idea of what happened on July 17 when MH17 was shot down…

House Votes To Strip Deportation Relief From Dreamers

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WASHINGTON — House Republicans voted on Friday to strip protections from undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers, putting more than a half-million young people at risk for deportation despite their longstanding ties to the United States. The bill was approved 216 to 192, largely along party lines. Four Democrats — Reps. John Barrow (D-Ga.), Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.) Mike McIntyre (D-N.C.) and Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) — voted with Republicans to end the…

House Scraps Vote On Bill To Address Border Crisis

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WASHINGTON — The House abruptly removed a bill from its schedule that would provide $659 million in funding to address the ongoing border crisis, after initially planning to vote on the measure Thursday. After meeting Thursday afternoon, House Republicans are set to meet again Friday morning to discuss the next steps for a border bill, delaying a planned congressional recess. The bill had significant opposition from Democrats, but GOP leadership decided to add a…

Proposed GOP Lawsuit Against Obama Backfires, Helps Democrats Raise Millions

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WASHINGTON — The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $1 million in a single day on Monday, chairman Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) said. The fundraising juggernaut was driven by Democratic opposition to a lawsuit House Republicans intend to file against President Barack Obama related to the enforcement of certain Obamacare provisions. “Since the announcement of the lawsuit, we’ve raised more than $7.6 million,” Israel said at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science…

Two Republican Judges Gut Obamacare, Threatening Health Care For Millions

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WASHINGTON — Two Republican judges on the D.C. Circuit Court have ruled that the equivalent of a typo is enough to strip health care subsidies from up to 5 million people, dealing what would be a death blow to the Affordable Care Act if the decision is allowed to stand. The one Democrat on the panel dissented. The three-judge panel ruled in Halbig v. Burwell that people in the 36 states that…

Romney Attempts to Get Conservatives in His Corner

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  GREENSBURG, Pa. — Mitt Romney is the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, and for some conservatives that is a pill still too bitter to swallow. Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee came to the podium at a county GOP event in Greensburg, located in a key conservative swath of Pennsylvania, days after Romney rival Rick Santorum dropped out of the race and effectively ceded the nomination to Romney. But she couldn’t…