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John Lee: Iran lobby coming to defense of Iran appeasement policy supporters

The Iran lobby has come out in force to defend the Obama administration’s policy of appeasing the Iranian regime.

Obama environmental legacy: Benefit to Americans, planet for years to come?

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” This proverb may well have guided President Obama.


Jewell applauds withdrawal of Atlantic, Arctic from future oil, gas leasing

President Obama is withdrawing offshore areas in the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans from future mineral extraction.

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Scholars, activists call on Obama to take concrete action on nuclear weapons

Over 70 scholars and activists are urging President Barack Obama to announce concrete steps toward nuclear disarmament when he visits Hiroshima.


How Clinton encouraged Obama’s biggest blunder

Barack Obama recently said that his biggest blunder was “failing to plan for the day after” his intervention in Libya.

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Pull the other one, Mr. Obama

President Obama criticized the dominant journalistic culture for its stenographic approach of simply quoting the official statements of public figures.

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Fifty Plus: The Unaffordable Care Act

I voted for President Obama twice. I just wanted one thing: universal healthcare. What did we get? The Unaffordable Care Act.

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Robert Hurt: Budget report paints grim outlook

President Obama has painted a rosy picture of our nation’s economic future, claiming that we have created jobs while cutting deficits.

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Tim Kaine invites drug addiction prevention advocate to State of the Union

Sen. Tim Kaine announced that his guest to President Obama’s State of the Union address will be Don Flattery, who lost his son Kevin to an opioid overdose in 2014.

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Robert Hurt votes to push healthcare repeal to President Obama’s desk

Congressman Robert Hurt released the following statement after voting in favor of the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act.

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Remarks by President Obama on gun safety reform

Remarks by President Obama today at the White House on his executive actions on gun safety reform.


Fact sheet: Obama executive actions on gun violence

President Obama is set to announce executive actions on Tuesday aimed at curbing gun violence. The White House released a fact sheet detailing the actions late Monday.

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Law scholars detail action President Obama could take to lessen gun violence

As President Obama considers action to address gun violence, leading law scholars lay out several constitutionally sound ways to curb gun violence.

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Obama’s legacy will not be one of peace

The Financial Times recently reported that Nobel Peace Prize recipient Barack Obama has conducted ten times more drone strikes than his predecessor George W. Bush. As far as we can tell, that number is somewhere in the ballpark of 500 strikes and spans a wide array of countries including Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and Libya.

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President Obama nominates UVA’s Michael Suarez to National Council on the Humanities

President Obama last week nominated Michael F. Suarez, director of the Rare Book School and University Professor at the University of Virginia, to serve on the National Council on the Humanities, the advisory board of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

David Swanson: Obama talks peace, but throws in a bit of Cheney

President Obama’s peace speech on Wednesday at American University quoted former President Kennedy: “President Kennedy warned Americans not to see conflict as inevitable. It is time to apply such wisdom.”

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Robert Hurt votes for House GOP Obama-slapping bill

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act, H.R. 427, which would reduce overly-burdensome federal government regulations and ensure accountability in the federal rulemaking process.

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Obama misleads cadets on climate change

President Barack Obama’s approach to climate change is based on an acceptance of the conclusions of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Perhaps the most widely cited of these conclusions are those of the 2013 IPCC report which stated:


Warner, Kaine urge President Obama to Ban the Box on federal job applications

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine joined 24 of their Senate colleagues Friday in urging President Obama to expand job opportunities and reduce recidivism by taking executive action and requiring federal contractors and federal agencies to “ban the box” on job applications.

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Stark Choices: People’s budget vs. Republican plan

The annual federal budget debate typically doesn’t excite many folks outside the Washington beltway. And with good reason – the Republican budget process is intended to lull the public to sleep by staying short on details and long on damaging provisions that will hurt low-income and middle-class families.

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Robert Hurt: The House budget plan will prevent a fiscal crisis

Last month, President Obama released his budget proposal for the next fiscal year and beyond, which could have been an opportunity to address these debt and deficit challenges.

Bob Goodlatte: ATF abandons Second Amendment attack

President Obama recently attempted to use his pen and phone to stretch his authority to implement more policies that Congress has refused to enact, this time to deprive Americans of their Second Amendment rights.

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Sen. Kaine presses for clarity on ground troops in action against ISIL

During a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine questioned Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey on the proposed Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against ISIL, announced by President Obama last month.

Bob Goodlatte: I stand with Israel

The United States and Israel share a strong bond. Since Israel declared its independence in 1948, the U.S. has developed a positive relationship with Israel based on shared democratic values and common security interests. Israel has proven to be a valuable American ally since.

U.S. Sen. Warner meets with AG nominee Loretta Lynch

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) met on Wednesday with U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s nominee to be Attorney General of the United States.

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Tim Kaine on King v. Burwell challenge to ObamaCare

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement as oral arguments in King v. Burwell began at the Supreme Court.

A National Food Policy?

A November 2014 op-ed piece in The Washington Post entitled “How a National Food Policy Could Save Millions of American Lives” makes the case for President Obama to sign into law an executive order establishing a national food policy for managing the nation’s food system as a whole.

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Randy Forbes: Executive orders and the rule of law

In order to work, a nation built on the rule of law requires interdependence. We call it separation of powers, but what that really means is that through a system of checks and balances, authority is shared between three branches to ensure the government itself is held accountable to the law.

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Robert Hurt: The threat of ISIL requires clear, bold action

It has been more than six months since President Obama addressed the nation about the growing threat of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and commenced air strikes against its forces.


Quinnipiac poll: Swing-state voters disapprove of Obama, want un-vaccinated kids kept out of school

Voters in three critical swing states, Colorado, Iowa and Virginia, disapprove by margins of 9 percentage points of the job President Barack Obama is doing, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released this week.


Birther now turning attention from Obama to Cruz, Rubio, Jindal

The last of the legal challenges to the eligibility of Barack Obama to be President of the United States was docketed by Tracy A. Fair at the United States Supreme Court today.

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Governor McAuliffe on Interior Department’s Mid-Atlantic offshore drilling plan

Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement today on the U.S. Interior Department’s Mid-Atlantic offshore drilling plan.

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Statement of U.S. Sen. Warner on State of the Union address

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) released the following statement tonight in response to the President’s State of the Union address.

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Sen. Tim Kaine statement on Obama State of the Union

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on President Obama’s State of the Union Address tonight.

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Robert Hurt statement on Obama State of the Union address

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) tonight released the following statement in response to President Obama’s annual State of the Union Address.

Virginia House Speaker Bill Howell statement on Obama State of the Union address

Virginia House Speaker Bill Howell (R-Stafford) responded Tuesday to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address.

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Democrats: Too fat, too happy, doomed?

Republicans have been imploding for 15 years as their moderate and Tea Party wings have engaged in open warfare against each other. Looks like Democrats are about to do the same, with the centrist and liberal-progressive wings ready to claw each other to death.

W&L President Ken Ruscio at White House college access event

Ken Ruscio, president of Washington and Lee University, will participate in the White House College Opportunity Day of Action Dec. 4 in Washington, D.C.

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Remarks by President Obama in Burma

Remarks by President Obama after roundtable at Parliamentary Resource Center in Burma on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014.

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Press Conference: President Obama and China President Xi Jinping

Remarks by President Obama and President Xi Jinping in a Joint Press Conference in Beijing, China, on Nov. 12, 2014.

The deadly politicization of Ebola

The Ebola story gets stranger every day as administration officials, the CDC, and Mr. Obama himself stretch logic and reason to the breaking point and beyond.

The force is not with us: We identify with our fantasy heroes, why not emulate them?

The the destructive force that has arisen on the right is only one side of America’s present national crisis. The other side is the weakness of the response from Liberal America to this profound threat to our nation’s well-being.

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Press Conference: President Obama at NATO Summit

Remarks from President Obama at a press conference at the NATO Summit in Newport, Wales, on Friday, Sept. 5.

Hits, Misses and More from WWE Monday Night Raw in Richmond, Virginia

MISS: Sting wasn’t there OK, so we knew he wasn’t going to be there, but the teases that Sting gave us last week on Twitter and Facebook about 07.14.14 had to come with more payoff than a commercial spot for the new WWE video game.

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Obama: Tourism translates into jobs

President Barack Obama visited the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, on Thursday, contributing the jacket that he wore when he threw out the first pitch at the All-Star Game in 2009 against a backdrop that he used to talk about the tourism industry.