Vice President Joe Biden reaffirmed the Obama administration's support for Israel Wednesday, one day after the Iranian Republic launched two ballistic missiles at a test site Tuesday, and threatened to use them against the "Zionist regime."
Fars News Agency reported Tuesday that the Iranian regime launched two Qadr H missiles in the country's Alborz mountain range that landed over 1,000 kilometers away in the Sea of Oman. The media outlet says it has photos of the missiles that include the anti-Semitic and threatening message: "Israel must be wiped out."
According to Reuters, Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps said the missiles have the capacity to hit Israel, and were tested on Wednesday at a distance of 1,400 kilometers (869 miles), and Jerusalem sits 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) from Tel Aviv. more >>
Conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza released a trailer for his upcoming dramatic documentary film, "Hillary's America."
Posted to YouTube by D'Souza on March 5, the roughly 3-minute video includes melodramatic historical reenactments, intense instrumental music, and clips from interviews.
The central theme of the film is an examination of the darker parts of the history of the Democratic Party, going back at least as far as the early 19th century. more >>
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest declined to call the Islamic State's persecution of Christians in Iraq and Syria a "genocide," saying earlier this week that such a distinction requires a "specific legal determination" that has "not been reached."
During a press briefing on Monday, Earnest was questioned by a reporter on whether the Islamic State is "carrying out a campaign of genocide against Syria's Christians?"
Earnest initially responded by failing to address the "genocide" question and answered by saying that the Obama administration has "long expressed" concerns with the "tactic" used by ISIS to "slaughter religious minorities." more >>
WASHINGTON — Several abstinence education advocates, lobbyists and students from all over the United States gathered on Capitol Hill Thursday to encourage Congress to create more parity in the country's lopsided sexual education funding and reject the president's proposal to cut funding for sexual risk avoidance education.
After President Barack Obama submitted his proposed budget for fiscal year 2017 that cut $10 million in federal grants for abstinence-only education programs, the abstinence education advocacy group Ascend, along with the Family Research Council, held a briefing for congressional staff members explaining why defunding abstinence education programs will be damaging for American children.
Although this is not the first time that Obama has proposed cutting federal grants for sexual risk avoidance programs, the cuts come after Congress increased funding for SRA programs from $5 million to $10 million in an omnibus bill that was passed last December. more >>
Recently resurfaced video from 1992 showed Vice President Joe Biden saying that he opposes all presidential nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court during an election year. Democrats dismissed the quotes as insignificant and taken out of context.
Since the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Feb. 13, debate has occurred over whether or not President Barack Obama should nominate someone to replace him or if the decision should be delayed until after the presidential election.
Earlier this week, C-SPAN released a video from 1992 when then-Senator Biden seemed to declare that a president should not get to appoint Supreme Court justices during an election year. more >>
President Barack Obama launched a final push on Tuesday to persuade Congress to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, but lawmakers, opposed to rehousing detainees in the United States, declared his plan a non-starter.
In White House remarks, Obama, a Democrat, pleaded with the Republican-led Congress to give his proposal a "fair hearing." He said he did not want to pass along the issue to his successor next January.
The Pentagon plan proposes 13 potential sites on U.S. soil for the transfer of remaining detainees but does not identify the facilities or endorse a specific one. more >>