Obama to sign defense bill with Guantanamo restrictions

The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed a sweeping defense policy bill on Tuesday and the White House said President Barack Obama will sign it, despite provisions making it more difficult to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Loretta Lynch pours cold water on Obama’s plan to transfer Gitmo detainees to U.S. soil

Attorney General Loretta Lynch seemed to fall out of step with the Obama administration’s reported plans to transfer Guantanamo Bay detainees to U.S. soil, saying Tuesday that such a move is prohibited under law.

Hill Republicans move to 'pause' Syrian refugee effort, with states having limited say

Most U.S. governors have made clear they don’t want Syrian refugees in their states after the deadly Paris terror attacks, but only Congress appears to have the authority to stop President Obama’s plan. 

Republican lawmakers: Halt Syrian refugees for now

A day after Gov. Bruce Rauner called for a temporary halt of Syrian refugees to Illinois, suburban Republicans in Congress say the U.S. should stop taking the refugees until better background checks can be performed.

Obamacare’s Co-Op Implosion ‘Just Seems Like It’s A Disaster’

Obamacare is in serious trouble, and the folks steering the ship have a solution: More money.

Here’s the Reason Why So Many Obamacare Co-Ops Are Failing

A top official with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services explained today why 11 nonprofit insurance companies created under Obamacare have shut their doors, leaving more than 690,000 Americans to purchase new insurance.

Collapsing Obamacare Co-ops Signal Big Trouble to Come

A key piece of the Obama administration’s plan to control the health insurance market is in a state of collapse. With it will go the philosophical underpinning of big government solutions to private-sector problems--and that will pose a core question for voters in the upcoming national elections.

The Hill: Back in spotlight, Roskam won't rule out leadership run

 Rep. Peter Roskam said Thursday he isn’t ruling out another run for leadership, just a year after the Illinois Republican was routed in his race for majority whip.

CNN: Conservative revolt forces GOP to change Iran game plan

House Republican leaders are changing tactics on the Iran nuclear deal after blowback from conservatives.

Jerusalem Post: Republicans will move to stop Iran deal vote clock

House Republicans have agreed on a new strategy to stop the clock on Congress' review period for the Iran nuclear deal.

Daily Caller: Republicans threaten lawsuit over Admin's side deals with Iran

 House Republicans are threatening a lawsuit over the administration’s nuclear deal with Iran.

Washington Post: Congress will uphold the Iran deal. The question is, how.

Congress returned to Washington on Tuesday, sure in the knowledge that the Iran nuclear deal would hold – if by no other means than through President Obama’s veto of any congressional attempt to scuttle it.  What isn’t yet clear is exactly how the showdown over the controversial international pact to limit Tehran’s nuclear ambitions will play out.

The Hill: GOP rep tries to halt Iran vote over side deals

Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) is trying to slow down the imminent House vote this week on the Obama administration's nuclear agreement with Iran over so-called “side deals” that haven’t been publicly released.

Israel TV: Roskam slams dangerous nuclear deal

Israel TV: Roskam slams dangerous nuclear deal

Washington Post: Congress wants Frederick County farmer to get his money back

Lawmakers in both parties are pushing the Treasury Department to give back $30,000 to a Maryland dairy farmer who lost his cash in a controversial seizure more than three years ago.

WSJ Editorial: The Taxman's Politics

The Obama Administration has made a two-year career of dismissing concern about IRS policies targeting conservative tax-exempt groups. That evasion just got harder. New information shows the agency may have shown similar bias in tax audits.

The Hill: GAO says too much bias risk in IRS audit system

The IRS could easily be auditing tax-exempt groups for biased reasons because of flawed procedures and staff work, according to a new report from the top federal watchdog.

Examiner: IRS loopholes may allow targeting scandal to continue

Internal Revenue Service procedures for selecting nonprofit groups to be audited are filled with holes that could allow the tax agency to discriminate against certain organizations, a new report shows.

VIDEO: Is the Obama Admin Using IRS Tax Credit Money for ObamaCare?

Congressman Roskam joins Greta Van Susteren's "On the Record" to discuss the Obama Administration's use of IRS tax refund money for ObamaCare.

Roskam Wall Street Journal Op-Ed: Congress Can Fight the Boycott Israel Movement


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