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Downsized Military Too Weak for Future Security Threats
An independent panel appointed by the Pentagon said Thursday that President Obama's military strategy for sizing the force is too weak to meet growing national security threats.
CIA Admits to Hacking U.S. Senate Computers
The Central Intelligence Agency improperly and covertly hacked into computers used by Senate staffers to investigate the spy agency's Bush-era interrogation practices, according to an internal investigation.
Congress approves VA reform bill
The Senate gave final approval Thursday to sweeping legislation aimed at fixing the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs, marking a rare moment of bipartisan accord triggered by the widespread treatment delays veterans faced at agency facilities..
House Votes to Sue Obama
On Thursday, the House of Representatives passed a resolution authorizing an unprecedented congressional lawsuit against President Barack Obama for his use of executive power. The measure was passed along partisan lines, 225-201, as all democrats along with five Republicans voted against it.
Bold Attacks Against U.S. Law Enforcement Agents Along the Border
A weekly report distributed by a Texas state agency to senior law enforcement officials paints a grim picture of the Mexican border, where authorities regularly confront illegal immigrant gang members and draw automatic gunfire from across the Rio Grande, and where local, state and federal authorities fight a never-ending battle against drug smugglers, Fox News reported.
US Economy Grows 4 Percent This Quarter
U.S. economic growth accelerated more than expected in the second quarter and the decline in output in the prior period was less steep than previously reported, which could bolster views for a stronger performance in the last six months of the year, CNBC reported.
Economist: Social Security Bankrupt
"Social Security is insolvent," Boston University economics professor Laurence Kotlikoff told the House Subcommittee on Social Security at a hearing on Capitol Hill Tuesday. "And it's not bankrupt in 30 years, or 20 years, or 10 years. It's bankrupt today," CNS News reported.
U.S. Home Ownership Lowest Rate Since 1995
The share of Americans who own their homes slipped again in the second quarter to its lowest level in nearly two decades, according to the L.A. Times.
Military Bars National Guard to Attend Vacation Bible School
Citing federal regulations, the Missouri National Guard recently refused to participate in a meet-and-greet with Vacation Bible students at Bible Baptist Church in Carthage, according to the Daily Caller.
$2 Billion Separates House and Senate Border Crisis Bills
With only three days left to strike a deal, the House and Senate bills addressing the surge of illegal immigrants remain $2 billion apart, making it difficult for Congress to pass legislation before the annual Summer recess that begins this Friday.
Border Bill Expected to Pass House on Thursday
House Republican leaders expressed confidence Monday that they would round up the votes to pass a border bill before Congress adjourns for its August recess at week's end, the Washington Examiner reported.
Court Rejects Atheists' Lawsuit to Remove 'Ground Zero Cross'
American Atheists lost another round in its legal battle to remove the "Ground Zero Cross" which is now on display at New York's National September 11 Memorial and Museum.
Obama Thanks Muslims for 'Building the Very Fabric of Our Nation'
As Ramadan came to a close, President Obama thanked the Muslim community "for its many achievements and contributions" and "building the very fabric of our nation" and "strengthening the core of our democracy."
Judge Declares D.C. Ban on Public Handguns Unconstitutional
A U.S. federal judge has ruled that a ban on carrying handguns in Washington, D.C. is unconstitutional, VOA reported.
Religious Freedom Forfeit in Obama's LGBT Exec Order
President Barack Obama's latest executive order bars employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity among businesses that have federal contracts, according to The Christian Post.
IRS Promises Atheists It Will Intrude on Churches
The Alliance Defending Freedom has submitted a Freedom of Information Act request to the Internal Revenue Service for any documents about the IRS having adopted new protocols and procedures for investigating churches.
Obama Prepares 'Executive Amnesty' To Millions of Illegal Immigrants
When President Obama issues executive orders on immigration in coming weeks, pro-reform activists are expecting something dramatic: temporary relief from deportation and work authorization for perhaps several million undocumented immigrants. If the activists are right, the sweeping move would upend a contentious policy fight and carry broad political consequences, Time reported.
Breakthrough Drug That Cures Hepatitis C May Break Obamacare
A new drug called Solvaldi, created by Gilead Sciences', cures Hepatitis C, however it comes with a $84,000 price tag for a 12-week treatment course. With 3.2 million Americans who carry Hepatitis C, the drug could break Obamacare.
Full Coverage: Illegal Immigrants Flooding the Border
The Obama administration is considering a proposal that would allow foreigners to apply to admission to the United States on humanitarian grounds while still in their native country. Meanwhile, the National Guard troops sent to the border by Gov. Rick Perry of Texas may have the power to make arrests and apprehensions, if the governor chooses to do so.
Deadly 'Superbug' Spreading in U.S. Hospitals
Cases of the contagious and deadly "superbug" known as CRE increased five-fold in community hospitals from 2008 to 2012 in the Southeastern U.S., CNBC reported.
Al Qaeda Working on Digital 9/11 Cyber Attack
Al Qaeda, nation states, and criminals are preparing for major cyber attacks against U.S. infrastructure that could be comparable to the devastating September 11 attacks on New York and Washington, the Washington Free Beacon reported.
Humanist Files Lawsuit to Remove World War I Memorial
A secular group filed a federal lawsuit last week to remove a World War I memorial that honors Maryland residents who died serving their country, according to The Washington Times.
Increased Earthquake Risk Along New Madrid Fault, USGS says
The U.S. Geological Survey updated their seismic hazards map last week, and identified states along the New Madrid fault has the potential for larger and more powerful earthquakes.
Obama Highly Criticized Over West Coast Fundraising Trip
President Obama began a two-day fundraising trip through the West Coast where the President found critics amongst the press core for being locked out of Democratic fundraisers, and residents of California stuck on the highway.
GAO: Almost All Fake Obamacare Insurance Applications Approved
A government report from the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office showed a majority of fake Obamacare applications submitted during a undercover operation were approved by the health care system.
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