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Topic - Jeff Duncan
Lingering frustration over the way President Obama handled the attacks in Libya that led to death of a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans has colored the debate over whether to launch military strikes against Syrian President Bashar Assad.
House Republicans this week accused Argentina of trying to block their investigation into suspected Iranian ties to terrorism in the Western Hemisphere by refusing to let an Argentinian prosecutor testify on the matter Tuesday.
Iran is not supporting active terrorist cells in the Western Hemisphere, according to a State Department report set to be released this week that is likely to ignite a major battle with Capitol Hill.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano dismissed a question "not worthy of an answer" by Rep. Jeff Duncan during a Capitol Hill hearing Thursday, who asked about the alleged deportation of a Saudi national who was questioned as a witness in the Boston bombings.
In one sign of the price states may pay for restricting gun rights, more than a dozen states are jostling to land a Colorado firearms company that has vowed to leave the state if the governor signs into law tough gun-control legislation.
House GOP lawmakers seemed to have forged a greater sense of unity emerging from a three-day retreat in Virginia last week, after party leaders rolled out their plan to avoid a showdown with President Obama by temporarily raising the federal debt limit.
Vice President Joseph R. Biden on Wednesday floated the possibility that President Obama will take unilateral action to impose gun control in the wake of the last month's Connecticut school shooting.
A group of 97 House Republicans sent a letter to President Obama on Monday saying that U.N. Ambassador Susan E. Rice misled the nation about the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya, making her unfit to be a candidate to succeed Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
The House will consider bipartisan legislation that aims to push the State Department to adopt a more vigilant posture toward Iran's activities in Latin America.
A bipartisan House bill aims to push the State Department to adopt a more vigilant posture toward the Iran's activities in Latin America.
House Republican freshmen have been in Washington for a year, but they haven't become part of the established order. A group of these members gathered at the Capitol Wednesday to announce they would do their share to pay down the nation's crippling $15.4 trillion debt. They believe fiscal responsibility begins with their own office budget.
The tea party movement is in the midst of re-invention, judging from the big doings at the South Carolina Tea Party Coalition convention, now under way in Myrtle Beach.
The South Carolina Tea Party Coalition descends on Myrtle Beach this weekend for a bustling convention.
To C-SPAN viewers, Tuesday's House session opened just like any other. But expand the camera angle a bit, and the scene is anything but business as usual.
"Four American lost their lives," he said. "I have sympathy for the people in Syria. And I do think there should be a worldwide response. But we should act cautiously."
"These issues call into question the accountability of this administration, its commitment to the personnel on the ground, and the judgment that it uses when making these determinations," Republican Rep. Jeff Duncan told Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel in a contentious exchange at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing Wednesday. "The American people deserve answers about Benghazi before we move forward with military involvement in Syria's civil war."