'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
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Angry Republicans won't have to wait long for their chance to question Attorney General Eric Holder about his role in the Justice Department's snooping on Associated Press journalists.
A group of more than 100 Holocaust scholars and genocide experts signed on to a letter sent to the Obama administration Tuesday pressing it to cancel an upcoming meeting with a Sudanese delegation that includes war criminals who have facilitated "crimes against humanity."
It's over a quarter-century now since Al Gore, then a senator from Tennessee, held congressional hearings to determine whether there was a link between heavy-metal music and cheap sex and violence. At a session Al probably doesn't want to remember, classic hard-rock anthems like Van Halen's "Hot for Teacher" and Twisted Sister's "We're Not Gonna Take It" were blamed as "contributing factors" to the ills of society.
A Republican lawmaker expressed shock that State Department officials dodged a Friday hearing to discuss the ongoing saga of imprisoned American pastor Saeed Abedini.
Republican lawmaker Frank Wolf told Fox News on Tuesday morning that the only way the American public will ever learn the truth behind the Sept. 11, 2012, fatal attacks in Benghazi, Libya, is if Congress appoints a special committee to investigate.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has left Foggy Bottom, and social and religious conservatives have mixed feelings.
A federal audit of the authority that runs metropolitan Washington's two major airports has revealed more problems, including over-reliance on no-bid contracts and executives accepting expensive gifts from contractors.
The U.S. Department of Justice has signed off on Virginia's congressional redistricting plan passed earlier this year by the General Assembly after a months-long standoff in 2011 and multiple legal challenges.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has conditionally signed off on a funding agreement for the $2.8 billion Phase 2 of the Dulles Metrorail project, pledging to kick in $150 million in state funds as long as certain provisions are met.
Microsoft and the State Department are under fire for their participation in a closed-door Internet conference this week organized with the architects of China's repressive policies of Web self-censorship and surveillance.
Sometimes the word "scandal" gets thrown around too lightly. But when the Department of Justice (DOJ) blocks the public's right to information, blatantly politicizes its practices and appears to break the law, it qualifies as a legitimate scandal. That appears to be the case after revelations yesterday by whistle-blower J. Christian Adams. His report is of concern to press outlets of all ideological stripes (or none) because basic rights of the public and a free press are under assault.
The Commonwealth of Virginia is one of America's original and most important laboratories of democracy. Its motto, Sic Semper Tyrannis - "Thus always to tyrants" - offers a poignant rallying cry for national elections this year as contemporary patriots try to thrust off the yoke of oppressive government to make our country more free. With the crippling burden of trillions in debt, the socialist government takeover of health care and new taxes on the way to pay for it all, the American people are threatened by government tyranny now more than ever. Virginia has statesmen standing ready to defend our liberty.
The Obama Justice Department is doing everything it can to boost Democrats in the upcoming election. It's helping stifle military votes, facilitating criminal voting and encouraging intimidation at the polls by deep-sixing the New Black Panther voter-intimidation case.
A Republican lawmaker has sternly warned Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. not to take any action against a high-ranking Justice Department official who told the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights that the government's dismissal of a civil complaint against the New Black Panther Party was a "travesty of justice."
China is partially to blame for North Korea's human rights violations because of its policy of deporting North Korean refugees for repatriation, said Rep. Christopher H. Smith, New Jersey Republican, at a hearing Thursday by the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission.
"It is the arrogance of power and paranoia. I think it's shocking. It reminds me of the Nixon days," he said.
Rep. Frank Wolf, Virginia Republican, told The Hill newspaper that the incident is reminiscent of Watergate.