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The Associated Press News Minute - here's the latest news for Thursday, April 28th.2016: Dozens killed after airstrikes hit Syrian hospital; Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders lays off staff; Orthodox Easter holidays begin; Rio's Christ the Redeemer statue lights up for Olympic games. - AP.org
Pres. Obama - This deal shows the real and meaningful change that American leadership and diplomacy can bring
Washington - 07/14/2015: Today, after two years of negotiations, the United States -- together with our international partners -- has achieved what decades of animosity has not:
A comprehensive, long-term deal that will verifiably prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.
This deal shows the real and meaningful change that American leadership and diplomacy can bring -- change that makes our country and the world safer and more secure.
We negotiated from a position of strength and principle -- and the result is a nuclear deal that cuts off every pathway to a nuclear weapon.
I want to make sure every American knows what this deal means and how it works. Take a look here.
Because of this deal, Iran will not be able to produce highly enriched uranium or weapons-grade plutonium, the raw materials necessary to build a bomb. Here's why... >>read more Video<<
Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) Delivers Weekly Republican Address On Penalizing Sanctuary Cities
Washington - 10/17/2015: In the Weekly Republican Address, Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania previews legislation on the Senate floor next week that would penalize ‘sanctuary’ cities – municipalities that forbid local police from cooperating with federal immigration officials when dealing with illegal immigrants.
The Stop Sanctuary Policies Act would also provide additional protections to law enforcement and crack down on repeat illegal border crossers and violent felons, a provision known as Kate’s Law. “Under this common sense legislation, sanctuary cities that refuse to follow the law will lose certain federal funds if they maintain these harmful policies, and repeat illegal border crossers and violent felons will face stiffer sentences,’ said Toomey. ‘Our bill gets at both parts of the problem: cities that undermine our immigration laws and illegal aliens that repeatedly disregard our immigration laws and endanger all Americans.” - gop.gov
McCaskill: Campus Assault Survey Is Wake Up Call.
Washington - 07/09/2014 - About 40 percent of colleges and universities reported not having conducted a sexual assault investigation in the past five years. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., whose office conducted the survey, said the findings are a wake up call to schools. - ap.org
Former War College Leader: No to Syria Strikes.
Washington - 09/10/2013 - Former Commandant of the U.S. Army War College, Retired Major General Robert Scales, warns during a House Homeland Security hearing that an American strike against Syria could endanger security at home and American interests abroad. - ap.org