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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Trent Franks
Jase Robertson, star of A&E's TV show "Duck Dynasty," is usually found wearing camo in the swampland of Louisiana. But on Tuesday he was sitting in the Capitol Hill office of Rep. Trent Franks with his 10-year-old daughter — but still wearing camo.
The Constitution says revenue-raising bills must originate in the House, and since the bill that became Obamacare was written in the Senate, House Republicans say that's a problem.
House Republicans powered through a bill Tuesday to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, saying the recent conviction of a Philadelphia abortion provider for killing newborn babies has revived the contentious debate.
The House Judiciary Committee approved a bill Wednesday that would ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, igniting a debate over the thorny social issue at a time when some in the GOP fear they are alienating female voters.
As Kermit Gosnell starts his life sentence for murdering babies, Congress is moving to create a federal law against aborting babies in the last months of pregnancy.
Despite taking a beating this week in the "fiscal cliff" showdown with President Obama and Democrats, conservative Republicans have vowed to regroup in coming weeks and redouble their efforts to rein in federal spending.
House Republicans could not muster enough votes Tuesday to pass a bill that bans abortions in the District after 20 weeks of pregnancy, a closely watched measure that pitted Democrats 'claims of a "war on women" against pro-life advocates' state-by-state defense of the unborn.
The House is scheduled to vote late Tuesday on a bill that prohibits abortions in the District after 20 weeks of pregnancy, a controversial move that has been heavily promoted by pro-life advocates and decried by city officials and Planned Parenthood.
The crowd stood below a monumental eagle and the words "In God We Trust" at a gathering recently in the grand foyer of the Rayburn House Office Building to address a visceral but oft neglected issue on Capitol Hill: religious freedom.
The House Judiciary Committee approved a bill on Wednesday that bans abortions in the District 20 weeks into pregnancy, despite objections by Democrats and city leaders that the bill unreasonably singles out residents of the nation's capital.
The House Judiciary Committee will consider a bill Wednesday that would ban abortions in the District 20 weeks into pregnancy, a measure that pro-life advocates tout as a moral approach to abortion policy in the nation's capital even as city officials decry it as affront to their home rule.
The District's sole voice in Congress is lambasting another Republican-backed bill aimed at limiting abortions solely within the nation's capital.
The House of Representatives Wednesday debated but did not immediately vote on a bill to outlaw abortions based solely on the basis of sex.
A House subcommittee heard diverging opinions on a bill that would ban abortions in the nation's capital once a fetus is 20 weeks past fertilization, a Republican-backed effort that city officials decried as a "cheap and cynical" way to promote an agenda on the backs of women in the District without any input from the city's sole voice in Congress.
Dozens of protesters are set to descend on Capitol Hill and an Arizona congressman's office out West with a simple message — "Don't be a wiener."
"As long as our southern border remains one of our country's most critical national security vulnerabilities, and as long as my Democratic colleagues continue to vote against securing our domestic border, we will be left with no answer to our citizens if and when they are subjected to a massive terrorist attack stemming from an unsecure border," Mr. Franks said.
As Rep. Trent Franks, Arizona Republican, eloquently noted earlier this year during House debates on this matter, a crucial test of leadership is the ability to anticipate future threats and have the courage to lead one's colleagues to take such threats seriously.