- Texas man arrested for powder-letter hoax
- Islamic State opens ‘marriage bureau’ for single jihadists
- Drone almost blocks California firefighting planes
- Tornado rips off roofs, downs trees near Boston
- GOP: Environmental rules keeping agents from accessing border
- John Kerry: Millions displaced by religious fighting in 2013
- Federal appeals court rules against Virginia’s gay marriage ban
- White House says Russia ‘losing’ war in Ukraine
- Hamas turns to North Korea for weapons deal, Iran for money
- Syrian casualties surge as jihadis consolidate
By David Keene
Allowing states to innovate could reduce dependency on bureaucracy
Topic - Justin Amash
The debate over whether the U.S. should launch airstrikes against Syria is testing the willingness of rank-and-file Republicans to get involved in another military conflict and giving the party's libertarian wing a chance to push the party toward adopting a less interventionist approach to foreign policy.
As the actress Jennifer Aniston once said, "There are no regrets in life, just lessons." Given recent developments, some members of Congress must be having second thoughts about their support for the National Security Agency's domestic spying operation. They now have their opportunity to show that they've learned their lesson.
Former Rep. Ron Paul says that even had an amendment to defund some of the surveillance programs of the National Security Agency (NSA) had passed last week in the U.S. House of Representatives, it would have been a "significant symbolic victory," but possibly little more than that.
The House narrowly rejected a challenge to the National Security Agency's secret collection of hundreds of millions of Americans' phone records Wednesday night after a fierce debate pitting privacy rights against the government's efforts to thwart terrorism.
House Speaker John A. Boehner is facing increasing pressure as several rebellious Republicans hinted that they won't vote to re-elect him to run the chamber, and a conservative interest group announced a bid to recruit someone else to run against him for the speakership.
Washington is abuzz over whether House Speaker John A. Boehner is purging conservatives from positions of power within his caucus. In a closed-door meeting Monday, Republican leaders stripped plum committee assignments from four outspoken advocates of limited government.
The District's sole voice in Congress is lambasting another Republican-backed bill aimed at limiting abortions solely within the nation's capital.
Facing a conservative backlash, House Republicans are working to change a new law that allows the indefinite detention without trial of terrorist suspects, even U.S. citizens seized within the nation's borders.
"The majority leader's main job is to set the agenda for House Republicans. We must have a solid conservative set that agenda, or we'll risk being out of step with our constituents," Rep. Justin Amash, Michigan Republican, said Friday.
"We can't respond to a stunning loss by giving a pat on the back and promotion to the same team," said Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, who is backing Rep. Raul Labrador of Idaho for majority leader.