Until someone blinks?
The Department of Homeland Security is "the only federal department not funded for this entire fiscal year" by Congress.
They called it the "water cure."
The United States "decided waterboarding was torture back when we court-martialed American soldiers for waterboarding Philippine insurgents in the Philippine revolution."
— Rhode Island
Committee drew from IG interviews of CIA officials
The authors of a report on CIA’s torture techniques "never interviewed a single CIA official."
Immigration reform included border protection first
Says Michelle Nunn is "for amnesty."
To say "we know" is a far stretch
"It is true that we know that ISIS is present in Ciudad Juarez (Mexico)"
Some big names were for it
"(Obama's) entire national security team, including his secretary of state, said we want to arm and train and equip (Syrian rebel forces), and he made the unilateral decision to turn them down."
It's an incentive, but not the root cause
"Washington has incentivized the militarization of local police precincts."
Right there on the application
Says Keene, N.H., requested a "military-grade armored personnel truck," citing their annual Pumpkin Festival as "a possible target" for terrorists.
— New Hampshire
UPDATED: Ukraine not among nations believed to have terrorist ties
Says three Ukrainians recently captured on a West Texas ranch are among "individuals from countries that have strong terrorist ties being apprehended" near the state’s border with Mexico.
It's just a portion of his voting record
Says he "voted for disaster relief and full funding of FEMA."
He usually votes against extra spending
Senate Majority PAC
"Congressman (Tom) Cotton is the only Arkansan in Congress -- Democrat or Republican -- to vote against disaster relief five times."
The numbers don't tell the story
"The government -- not the armed forces -- is stockpiling hundreds of millions of rounds of ammunition for domestic use."
Estimates vary but Westerners are there
"Thousands of Westerners and Americans" are fighting with extremists in eastern Syria and Iraq.
Job change not the primary reason
40 percent of illegal immigrants "had a visa and then became illegal," mostly because "they changed jobs."
Maybe by the end of his term
"We’re at the point of reaching 2 million deportations ... this is a historic level, more than any other president of the United States."
Security stepped up around Capitol
David Dewhurst is "the first lieutenant governor in history to have a personal security detail."
Lighter security, and “savings” was spent elsewhere
Action by the Milwaukee County Board will "provide the County Executive with the same level of security as the Governor and the Mayor of Milwaukee while saving taxpayers $300,000."
Gates hits on 3 of 4
On foreign policy, Joe Biden was against aid for Vietnam, said the fall of the Shah was "a step forward" for human rights in Iran, opposed Reagan's defense build-up and voted against the first Gulf War.
This box score puts Obama on top
"The Obama administration has used the Espionage Act to go after whistleblowers who leaked to journalists ... more than all previous administrations combined."
Few options after you go public with secret docs
"Under the Espionage Act, (Edward Snowden would not be) allowed to come into court and say ‘I was justified in disclosing this information.’ There is no whistleblower exception in the Espionage Act."
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