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Senator aims to force unemployed to take drug tests

Though the Clinton Administration passed a law years ago allowing states to test welfare recipients for drug abuse, one Republican senator wants to go farther: require drug tests of anyone who applies for government assistance. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) offered an amendment Tuesday that would require drug tests for those…

Climate bill architects Kerry, Lieberman vote against repealing oil industry tax breaks

‘Substance is good, timing is wrong,’ Kerry’s office tells Raw Story WASHINGTON – The two chief authors of the Senate energy and climate bill joined 20 other Democrats Tuesday evening to help defeat a motion that would have stripped $35 billion in special tax breaks for big oil companies. Sens.…

Exclusive: Republican senator’s plan to let guns on Amtrak moves closer to reality

WASHINGTON – A Government Accountability Office study quietly released Thursday has bolstered a Republican senator’s efforts to force Amtrak’s rail service to accommodate gun toting riders or face shutdown, Raw Story has found. The GAO ruled Thursday that an amendment inserted into a transportation funding bill by Republican Sen. Roger…

Rand Paul: Deny citizenship to kids of illegal immigrants

As Rand Paul aligns himself with anti-immigrant forces, father Ron Paul comes out in favor of DADT repeal Republican Senate candidate and Tea Party hero Rand Paul says he opposes granting citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants who are born in the United States. In an interview with Russia…

Plan to audit Federal Reserve appears poised to clear Senate

RELATED: Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX), founder of ‘Audit the Fed’ movement, insists amendment allows Fed to keep its secrets Following last-minute adjustments, a proposal to audit the Federal Reserve that the Obama administration once opposed was on the verge of passing the Senate as it attracted broad support from conservatives…

Obama: GOP amendment would ‘gut consumer protections’

President Barack Obama delivered a stern warning on Thursday that he would not allow Republicans to “gut” and “weaken” consumer protection safeguards as Congress debates financial regulatory reform. Obama did not specifically threaten to veto the bill, the subject of fierce debate in the Senate, but aides made clear Obama…

Congressman wants to deport children of illegal immigrants

Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) wants to deport the U.S.-born children of illegal immigrant, according to a statement he made at a Saturday tea party gathering, the Los Angeles Times reported.…

Palin distorts Arizona law: ‘No opportunity for racial profiling’

When former half-term Alaska Governor Sarah Palin was asked for her reaction to Arizona’s new immigration law, her first response was to defend it against charges that it will lead to racial profiling. “Thankfully, Byron York, he hit the nail on the head,” Palin told Sean Hannity of Fox News…

Supreme Court strikes down ban on videos showing violence against animals

The US Supreme Court has struck down a federal law banning videos depicting cruelty to animals, saying the law was “overbroad” and violated the First Amendment. The ruling brings to an end an 11-year-old law designed to stop the production of “crush” videos — footage of people extracting sexual pleasure…

End women’s right to vote, Nevada’s largest newspaper says

The editor of the Las Vegas Review-Journal says he was kidding when he penned an editorial calling for women’s right to vote to be repealed, but plenty of people aren’t laughing. Thomas Mitchell has found himself defending his “satirical” look at the differences in the voting patterns of men and…

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