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Lincoln-Obama Bible Resolution

March 18, 2009 - by Donny Shaw

Here's another of those bills in Congress that come along every once in a while and ride the line pretty heavy between church and state: H. Con. Res. 34 - Calling upon the Capitol Preservation Commission and the Office of the Architect of the Capitol to place the Lincoln-Obama Bible on permanent display upon the Lincoln table at the Capitol Visitor Center for the benefit of all its visitors to fully understand and appreciate America's history and Godly heritage. On the one hand, it's propos...

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Last year the House of Representatives passed legislation to expand hate crimes law to include violent acts motivated by the actual or perceived gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability of the victim. But the bill stalled in the Senate over its protection for transgender people and the House went back and passed weakened version of the bill that did not include the transgender language. But even the weaker version did not make it through the Senate. Now, with an expanded D...

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Gun Registry Bill Draws Massive Resistance

February 18, 2009 - by Donny Shaw

With the election of Barack Obama in November came anxiety among gun owners that the constitutional right to bear arms would be curtailed. As the rest of the economy slumped, gun and ammunition sales surged following the election. Now there is a specific piece of legislation in Congress that gun-rights activists have identified as the leading threat - the Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009.

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January 29, 2009 - by Donny Shaw

Today President Obama signed his first bill into law, broke a campaign promise on transparency and put on a good show all at the same time: ...

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A New Congress Begins

January 5, 2009 - by Donny Shaw

Today marks the official beginning of the new session of Congress! Members of the 111th Congress in both the Senate and House will begin their swearing in ceremonies at noon. In the Senate, the thing to watch will be what happens with the seating of Roland Burris, embattled Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's pick to fill Barack Obama's Senate seat. On the House side, they'll be voting today on the House Rules Package for the 111th Congress, which will make several changes to House operating procedure, a few of them major.

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