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Mountain Renaming Causes Avalanche of Criticism

President Obama decided to right what most people in Alaska believe was a mistake by officially changing the name of Mount McKinley back to its traditional appellation. The tallest mountain in North America, Denali was renamed to McKinley in 1917 21 years after a prospector to Alaska used the mountain and its name to support […]

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Iran Congressional Oversight Bill Passes 98-1

Last Thursday the Senate voted overwhelmingly in favor of a bill that would give Congress the ability to examine, and possibly even reject, any nuclear deal the Obama administration will forge with the government of Iran. The bill was the subject of intense debate which got ugly at times. The fight in the Senate for […]

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Congress Sues Treasury and Health Over Implementation of Obamacare

A lawsuit alleging that the Obama administration ignored important aspects of the Affordable Care Act when it implemented the legislation was filed last Friday by the House of Representatives. The House authorized the lawsuit last July but just got around to filing now, right on the heels of Obama’s announcement of major plans for actions […]

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Boehner Warns Obama Not to “Play with Matches”

Perhaps with just a touch of gloating after the GOP midterm election victories last week, Speaker of the House John Boehner warned President Obama not to take any unilateral actions which could trigger a harsh, Republican response. “When you play with matches, you take the risk of burning yourself,” Boehner warned. “And [Obama] is going […]