Last week, Rep. Sam Johnson (R-Texas) introduced a bill called the Preserve and Protect God in Military Oaths Act of 2015 that would force cadets at the Air Force's Academy to say "so help me God" during their oaths. Johnson said, "Let me be clear: Americans have the freedom of religion -- but not freedom from religion." Mike Pekarek responded on Johnson's website: "I've taken the oath four times. I've never mentioned any God, because I'm an atheist who is a patriot. This fight you cannot be allowed to win, both for my sake and for my Christian brothers in arms. America cannot have a religious armed forces."
Even for a Republican White House that was badly stumbling through George W. Bush's sixth year in office, the revelation on April 12, 2007 was shocking. Responding to congressional demands for emails in connection with its investigation into the partisan firing of eight U.S. attorneys, the White House announced that as many as five million emails, covering a two-year span, had been lost.
In recent days, Republicans have shown America what they truly are: Traitors. As always when they feel the weight of the nation bearing down on them, the Right is doing what they do best: Blaming President Obama for their inadequacies.
If it weren't for President Obama's reticence in launching us head-first into yet another war in the Middle East, claim Republicans, freshman Senator Tom Cotton and his 46 cohorts would not have needed to contact Iran's leadership and vow to sabotage peace talks.
Dylan Scott, TPM: With a little-noticed proposal, Republicans took aim at Social Security on the very first day of the 114th Congress. The incoming GOP majority approved late Tuesday a new rule that experts say could provoke an unprecedented crisis that conservatives could use as leverage in upcoming debates over entitlement reform. "The rule change would prohibit a simple reallocation! It will require more significant and complex changes to Social Security," Social Security Works, an advocacy group, said in a statement Tuesday. "In other words, the Republican rule will allow Social Security to be held hostage."
One hundred percent of newly elected Republican Senators have agreed to vote to eliminate the food stamps program including;
Senators Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), David Perdue (R-Ga.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), and Ben Sasse (R-Neb.).