GOP Congressman: “We Have Authority to Fund Anything We Want”

by Source: thenewamerican.com Expressing what appears to be a widespread delusion among America’s elected representatives, GOP Congressman Tim Walberg of Michigan (shown) repeatedly claimed in a discussion last week that Congress can do whatever it wants provided there are enough votes to pass it. Despite taking an oath to the U.S. Constitution, which places strict […]

The One Thing Trump Needs to Accept in Order to Win the Presidency

by Source: thedailybell.com Republicans Pray Trump Will ‘Evolve’ on Foreign Policy … Donald Trump may eventually find some common ground with Congress on economics, but there’s less hope for unity between the Republicans and their presumptive presidential nominee when it comes to foreign policy.  Some senior party figures hope Trump’s views will “evolve” to the […]

Congress Considers Defining Decrees, Wars as Impeachable Crimes

by Source: thenewamerican.com In an effort to rein in an increasingly out-of-control executive branch, Congressman Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) introduced a House Resolution on April 13 that specifically defines “impeachable offenses” as everything from starting a war without congressional authorization to issuing executive orders purporting to circumvent Congress. If approved by the full House of Representatives, […]

Congress needs ‘to put sand in the gears’ of Obama agenda

by Source: wnd.com One of the key leaders who signed a recent “Citizens’ Mandate” says Congress’ responsibility right now is “to put sand in the gears’ of the president’s plans for further “transformation” of America. “We’ve seen a president who has been abusing his authority for six years. He’s gone so far as to have […]

House Republicans Plan Strategy to Block Obama Executive Amnesty

by Source: thenewamerican.com In a closed-door meeting on January 7, House Republicans discussed the best strategy to prevent President Obama from implementing his administration’s executive action on immigration policy. That policy, put into effect by Obama’s presidential memorandum on November 21 and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson’s executive action memorandum on November 20, would provide […]

Congress Secretly Expands the Surveillance State

by Source: thenewamerican.com “But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.” — Matthew 13:25 While Americans slept, the enemies of liberty expanded the size and scope of the already sprawling surveillance state. As National Journal reported last week, “Congress … quietly passed a bill that may […]

Lame-duck GOP House Approves Tax Hike on Duck Hunters

by Source: thenewamerican.com Anyone expecting the upcoming Republican Congress to start hacking away at taxes and unconstitutional laws might want to consider what the already GOP-controlled House of Representatives approved on Monday: a $119-million tax hike. Despite a threat from a conservative group to hold congressmen accountable for voting for the bill, the House passed […]

Congressmen excoriate Obama’s amnesty plan

by Source: wnd.com WASHINGTON – Republicans immediately blasted leaked details of President Obama’s plan to grant amnesty to some five million illegal immigrants by executive order, but GOP leaders seem unwilling to use the tools available to confront him. According to an administration source, millions of illegal immigrants would reportedly become eligible for Social Security […]

Big blow to economy if bill dies in Congress

by Source: wnd.com Editor’s Note: The following report is excerpted from Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin, the premium online newsletter published by the founder of WND. Subscriptions are $99 a year or, for monthly trials, just $9.95 per month for credit card users, and provide instant access for the complete reports. WASHINGTON – As national security […]

GOP Congressional Hopefuls Look to Join Amash's Liberty Caucus

by Source: thenewamerican.com Despite being ruthlessly attacked by Establishment Republicans, Justin Amash (R-Mich.; shown) won his recent primary and looks likely to return to his position as the U.S. House of Representatives Liberty Caucus chairman. According to a report published August 15 in the Washington Examiner, Amash may soon have some help restoring constitutional restraints […]