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Congresswoman Gabbard Makes Unannounced Trip to Syria

Jan 18th, 2017 | By

Democratic Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard made an unannounced trip to Syria two months after she met with President-elect Donald Trump to discuss foreign policy. Gabbard, a major in the Army National Guard and a representative for the 2nd District of Hawaii frequently challenged Obama on national security issues. When she sat down with Trump, Gabbard warned

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Thanksgiving Day 2016

Nov 24th, 2016 | By

Real Meaning of Thanksgiving –

Thanksgiving in America has clearly been about giving thanks to God, up until the last half of the 20th Century. The early documents of the nation, even from the Continental Congress, show the meaning of Thanksgiving as intended by the nation’s Founders as a day of reverence to God

First Lawsuit Filed Against Saudi Arabia after JASTA Passed

Oct 3rd, 2016 | By

Two days after Congress overrode President Obama’s veto on the JASTA bill, 9/11 widow Stephanie Ross DeSimon filed a law suit against Saudi Arabia. The law suit, which was filed in U.S. district court in Washington D.C. on Friday September 30, accusses Saudi Arabia of giving material support to Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda

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Congress Overrides Obama’s Veto

Sep 29th, 2016 | By

Yesterday, Congress celebrated a huge victory as both chambers reached a super majority vote to override President Obama’s veto on the Justice Against Sponors of Terrorism Act, which would allow victims of the September 11 terrorist attack to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts for their involvement with the attacks. This is the first time

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Congress Prepares to Override Obama’s Threatened Veto

Sep 22nd, 2016 | By

This week Congress is preparing to potentially override the veto President Obama is threatening for The Justice Against Sponsors of Terror Act, S. 2040. Obama is threatening to veto the bill because he believes it could damage our very complicated relationship with the Saudi government and that it will upset diplomatic immunity given to sovereign

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Senate Prepares for Vote on Saudi Arms Sale

Sep 21st, 2016 | By

***Update: As of September 21, the Senate approved the sale of military equipment in a vote of 71 to 27 despite bipartisan efforts made by Rand Paul and Chris Murphy.   This week the Senate is gearing up for a vote on the joint resolution that aims to block the $1.15 billion sale of military

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One-Third of Saudi Air Raids in Yemen Target Civilian Sites

Sep 21st, 2016 | By
Saudi terror

Research conducted by the Yemen Data Project found that more than one-third of all Saudi led air raids on Yemen have hit civilian sites including schools, hospitals, markets, mosques and economic infrastructures. These findings contradict claims made by the Saudi government that they are seeking to minimize civilian casualties. Saudi Arabia, a US ally, challenged

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Congress Passes Bill That Would Allow 9/11 Victims’ Families to Sue Saudi Arabia

Sep 9th, 2016 | By

On the weekend of the 15th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, Congress sent President Obama a bill that would allow families to sue Saudi Arabia over its alleged ties to terrorism. “We wanted it to come to the floor, symbolically before the 15th anniversary” said Rep. Jerrold Nadler, a Democrat from New York. The Senate

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“Save Christians from Genocide Act”

Sep 6th, 2016 | By

In November 2015, California Representative Dana Rohrabacher introduced H.R. 4017 to the House of Representatives. This bill, also known as the “Save Christians from Genocide Act” acknowledges that Congress recognizes that Christians and Yazidis in Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, Iran and Libya are targets of genocide and asks that other countries also recognize this. The bill

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Congressman Dave Brat introduces 2 Homeland Security anti-terrorism bills

Sep 3rd, 2016 | By

Press Release from Congressman Dave Brat about his new Religious Freedom International Reciprocity Enhancement (FIRE) Act: ***************************************************************************** Rep. Brat introduces 2 Homeland Security anti-terrorism bills In the wake of the horrific terrorist attack in Nice, Rep. Dave Brat introduced two bills in order to better protect the U.S. homeland from the threat of radical Islamist

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