Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) championed criminal justice reform and invoked Martin Luther King, Jr., while addressing a mixed audience at Maryland’s Bowie State University, a historically black college, on Friday. The Republican senator told the crowd of 200 students and community leaders that reforms to the justice system are necessary because current sentencing laws are harsh and disproportionally affect African-Americans, The Huffington Post reported.
Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) is being called a traitor by leftists in Congress and in the media, but most rational Americans should view him as a hero who has taken Obama head on over his illegal nuclear weapons deal with Iran.
In January, my colleagues and I in the House took a decisive stand to protect the unborn by passing H.R.7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2015. This needed legislation ensures that abortions are not funded with taxpayer dollars and institutes stringent reporting requirements on insurance companies, forcing them to fully disclose information regarding abortion coverage in each plan.
“Immigration enforcement is not a political issue – it is an important national security issue that requires clear direction,” said Lankford. “Our ICE and DHS families face tremendous pressure; comments like this create more confusion and stress about their responsibilities. Federal law enforcement officials should not constantly second-guess their task as they face dangerous split-second decisions every day. Despite no response from the White House, we will continue to press this matter.”
Marvin Olasky writes: “S.262, if passed as is, would discriminate against many effective religious organizations, forcing them either to violate their faith or give up serving young people in need. The bill’s sweeping language could become a precedent in other federal programs.”
“Obamacare tells people what they must purchase and therefore, they’re purchasing things they do not need which drives up the cost of insurance. If you gave those people who needed it, however you define that need, a tax cut or tax credit, with which they can buy the insurance they wish to have: one they have the power of choice, they can truly keep their doctor and the plan that they wish. It also lowers the cost because they are not buying things mandated. They’re only buying what they need…”
“I believe that marriage is correctly defined as being between one man and one woman. The overwhelming majority of the people of Alabama agree with me. We enshrined this truth into the Alabama State Constitution by more than a 4-1 margin in 2006. The Alabama Supreme Court has sided with the will of the people, not one unelected federal judge.”
Daniel M. Donovan, Jr. was elected Richmond County District Attorney in November 2003, becoming the first Republican elected District Attorney in New York City in over fifty years. He was overwhelmingly re-elected in 2007 and 2011 with nearly 70% of the vote, with the endorsement of the Republican, Conservative and Independence parties.
“We know President Obama’s actions are unconstitutional. Conservative and liberal legal scholars have said these actions are unconstitutional. President Obama said himself 22 times that he couldn’t do what he did. And the only federal judge to rule on his actions said that what he did was wrong. But Democrats in the Senate put President Obama’s actions ahead of national security and the will of the people.
In case you missed it, the leftist New York Times exposed the fact that during the four years of Hillary Clinton’s reign as Secretary of State, she used her own private home-based server to do all of her official government business. This is a violation of federal law and exposed her emails to possible hacks from enemies of the United States.