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House Republicans Unveil $1 Trillion Spending Bill

GOP Representatives have unveiled a massive $1 trillion-plus spending package despite a plea from the White House for additional talks over a number of provisions opposed by President Barack Obama.

Obama Attempts To Get Conservative Donations

The Obama campaign sent a letter to supporters on Tuesday that suggested making a donation “inspired by your favorite conservative friend or relative,” especially if that person is fond of making right-wing arguments against the President.

U.S. To Leave Iraqi Airspace Clear For Israelis

The U.S. military’s December 31 deadline for exiting Iraq is fast-approaching and may leave the airspace over the country vacant, helping put Israel in a better place strategically to strike Iran’s nuclear facilities.

The Boston Tea Party

In the early 1770s, the patriot movement was slowly gaining steam in the colonies. People like Samuel Adams were looking for ways to bolster the movement and resist what they saw as English tyranny.

The Boston Non-Importation Agreement — in which area merchants pledged not to buy certain goods from Great Britain, including tea — had collapsed. Massachusetts Governor Thomas Hutchinson, whose salary as Governor was augmented by bribes for allowing the smuggling of tea in addition to the British Parliament-imposed tax on tea, wanted to capitalize on the tea business even more. Estimates at the time indicated Americans consumed between 3 million and 6.5 million pounds of tea each year.

Centralization Of Power Is Always Bad

Today is an important day in American history. On Dec. 15, 1791, the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution (known as the Bill of Rights) came into effect through the process of ratification by the States. The Bill of Rights tells the Federal government what it is not allowed to do.

Postal Service Halts Plans To Close Mail-Sorting Facilities

Only a few days after top officials from the U.S. Postal Service said they were moving forward with closing mail-sorting facilities nationwide, the agency halted the plans due to pressure from members of Congress.

Republican Senators Thwart Anti-gun Judicial Nominee

Gun owners received something of a reprieve last week when the efforts of Senator Harry Reid to ram through confirmation of an anti-gun judicial nominee were thwarted in a cloture vote.

Reid was pushing Caitlin Halligan, a former New York solicitor general who was a leading advocate for bankrupting the firearms industry through the use of frivolous lawsuits. Halligan was up for a seat on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, a court that is commonly referred to as the second most important court in the country.

Fast & Furious Fall-Out: Why Is Attorney General Eric Holder Stalling?

Obama To Cut National Guard Force Stationed At U.S.-Mexico Border

The Administration of President Barack Obama will cut the number of National Guard troops who are patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border by at least half.

New York Federal Court In Preparation For Pregnancy Pill Showdown

A Federal judge in Brooklyn is poised to hear arguments concerning the decisions made by the government over the access teenage girls are given to morning-after contraceptive pills.

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