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House, Senate talks over VA fix in chaos as recess looms

A massive and costly package meant to address the litany of problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs was getting caught in the congressional grinder Thursday, as House and Senate lawmakers clashed over how to iron out differences in their competing bills.

US official: Number of foreign fighters in Syria spikes

Matthew Olsen, the outgoing director of the National Counterterrorism Center, said Friday there are 12,000 foreign fighters in Syria – a significant jump from previous estimates, indicating a “greater and more complex” threat than in recent years.

GOP lawmakers fight plan to bring more illegal immigrant children to military bases

Republican lawmakers are challenging the Obama administration over a newly announced plan to expand the use of U.S. military bases to house illegal immigrant children, warning that it will put a strain on troops and threaten military readiness.

Florida pol reportedly pushing plan to require students to watch D’Souza film

A Florida lawmaker reportedly plans to propose a bill requiring local schools to show students the newly released documentary from conservative filmmaker and Obama critic Dinesh D'Souza.

Fight heats up over EPA sabotage of Alaska gold mine

The Environmental Protection Agency is under fire for a preemptive strike against a massive copper and gold mine in Alaska, where hundreds of billions of dollars and thousands of jobs are at stake.

Architect undermines ObamaCare foundation

Video of health law architect contradicts administrations' argument in critical ObamaCare subsidies lawsuit.

‘Unchecked’ Putin puts pressure on Obama to take ‘decisive action’

Fresh evidence that Russia is directly shelling Ukrainian military targets is stoking concerns that Vladimir Putin feels increasingly comfortable running roughshod over his neighbors in defiance of the U.S. and Europe, putting pressure on the Obama administration to draw a red line that even Moscow can see.

DHS anticipated 60,000 illegal child border crossers in January

DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson confirmed Thursday that the Obama administration in January anticipated a surge of some 60,000 illegal children crossing the Southwest Border.

Dinging the Democrats: New York Times takes on a governor and senator over ethics

Plenty of people believe that the New York Times leans left. Hell, I think the New York Times leans left, at least when it comes to social and cultural subjects.

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