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Race creeps into debate over stalled nomination for attorney general

By Sari Horwitz

African American and other civil rights leaders infuriated over the stalled confirmation vote on Loretta E. Lynch, the first black woman to be nominated for attorney general, are casting the delay as an issue with racial overtones. 174 more words

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1983: The year of the Bible

There could be no more fitting moment than now to reflect with gratitude, humility, and urgency upon the wisdom revealed to us in the writing that Abraham Lincoln called “the best gift God has ever given to man…But for it we could not know right from wrong.”

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Republicans uneasy over Iran nuke 'deal,' lawmakers demand say on any final agreement

The highly touted “framework” for an Iranian nuclear deal, announced Thursday following days of intense negotiations, is being met with mixed reviews on Capitol Hill — as Republicans voice skepticism and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle reprise demands that… 638 more words

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Hamilton's Warning Against Obama and the Iran Deal: Federalist No. 75

Congress should heed Hamilton’s warning before it is too late “An ambitious man might make his own aggrandizement, by the aid of a foreign power, the price of his treachery to his constituents.” … 361 more words
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The United States Senate Is about to Get a Whole Lot More Respectable

Why? Because Harry Reid–the worst Senate majority leader in history–is retiring. I imagine that there are people who will miss him, but they shouldn’t; … 188 more words

REWIND: The Federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act Passed the House Unanimously and the Senate 97-3

Remember When Democrats Used To Support Religious Freedom? Remarks on Signing the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993

By Bill Clinton, November 16, 1993: 1,556 more words

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Breaking: Harry Reid Trips Out

From this morning’s New York Times:

Senator Harry Reid, the tough tactician who has led Senate Democrats since 2005, will not seek re-election next year, bringing an end to a three-decade congressional career that culminated with his push of President Obama’s ambitious agenda against fierce Republican resistance. 527 more words

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