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Is Congress turning off your televangelist?

Christian broadcasters speak out against a new measure from Rep. Steve Scalise. It may be more difficult to find televangelist Pat Robertson on your TV dial under a new measure that has been introduced in the House.(STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images) By…

No Fast Track for Obama’s next power grab

 by LTC Allen West (USA, Ret.) Members of Congress who take our Constitution seriously will follow Nancy Reagan’s advice and Just Say No. Article One, Section 8 of the Constitution assigns Congress the exclusive responsibility to set the terms of…

Obama, Boehner teams clash over meeting

David Jackson President Obama(Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais, AP) President Obama plans to meet with House Republicans on Thursday, but the two sides are already clashing over the guest list. An aide to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said he is…

Obama admin stonewalling on big ammo buildup

Garth Kant

Members of Congress are demanding the Obama administration explain why it is stockpiling a huge arsenal of ammunition and weapons.

The Department of Homeland Security bought more than 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition over the last year, as well as thousands of armored vehicles.

Rep. Timothy Huelscamp, R-Kan., wants to know what DHS plans to do with all that firepower, but he can’t get an answer.

A reporter for We Are Change asked Huelscamp at the Conservative Political Action Conference last week why DHS needs weapons of war.

“They have no answer for that question. They refuse to answer to answer that,” Huelscamp said.

“I’ve got a list of questions of various agencies about multiple things. Far from being the most transparent administration in the world, they are the most closed-nature, opaque and they refuse to let us know what is going on, so I don’t have an answer for that. And multiple members of Congress are asking those questions,” he added.

Huelscamp said he plans to apply pressure to get an answer: “It comes down to during the budget process, during the appropriations process, are we willing to hold DHS’s feet to the fire? We’re going to find out. I say we don’t fund them ’til we get an answer.”