Napolitano Believes Secret Service Scandal Was An Isolated Incident

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told the Senate Judiciary Committee today that the Secret Service incident in Colombia was likely an isolated event.

“There was nothing in the record to suggest that this behavior would happen.” (:18)

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Former Ukrainian Ambassador: Appeasing Putin Is Not The Answer

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to reporters on March 4, 2014. Photo: Presidential Press and Information Office

“No matter what individual separatist pushed the button to fire the weapon, let’s be clear, the tragedy is Russian responsibility,” the Former U.S. Ambassador said Tuesday.

White House, EU Ratchet Up Russian Sanctions

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“Today is a reminder that the United States means what it says,” Obama said.

Senate Confirms McDonald As New VA Secretary

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McDonald was easily confirmed in a 97-0 vote.

Leahy Proposal Would End NSA Bulk Collection Of Data

Source: http://www.leahy.senate.gov/press/photos/march-2012

“If enacted, this bill would represent the most significant reform of government surveillance authorities since Congress passed the USA PATRIOT Act 13 years ago,” Leahy said.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Urges Boehner To Keep Riders Out of $2.7 Billion Border Request

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“If they (Republicans) try to change the law that covers and protects the rights of these refugee children, we will fight them,” said Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) to reporters at the Capitol.

Dems Fear Nothing Will Get Done In Crunch Time

With the August recess looming, Congress continues to face a myriad of challenges.