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House Speaker-in-waiting John Boehner claims voter ‘mandate’ to repeal healthcare bill

Hours after becoming the Speaker-in-waiting of the House of Representatives, Ohio Republican John Boehner says he has a voter “mandate” to repeal Democrats’ healthcare bill, which he dubbed a “monstrosity.” “I think that it’s a mandate for Washington to reduce the size of government and continue our fight for smaller,…

Israel again refuses to join nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

It is against Israel’s interests to join a global anti-nuclear arms treaty and the UN atomic watchdog is overstepping its mandate in demanding it to do so, its nuclear chief said on Tuesday. Arab states have tabled a resolution at the International Atomic Energy Agency annual conference in Vienna for…

House Republicans: Bible doesn’t mean we need to care about foreigners

Shakespeare once wrote that “the devil can cite scripture for his purpose,” but it appears that some hardcore anti-immigration members of Congress can do the same. At a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention testified in favor of comprehensive immigration reform…

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