U.S. lawmakers have nominated Joshua Wong, a university student who played a prominent role in pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, and other local activists for the Nobel Peace Prize in a move that risks backlash from China.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) will attend the annual anti-abortion March for Life in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 19.
Reps. Chris Smith (R., N.J.) and Anna Eshoo (D., Calif.) joined together Wednesday to push for greater aid to those in the Middle East who have been victimized by the Islamic State and other groups perpetrating violence against civilians.
Rep. Chris Smith (R., N.J.) is fighting for Christian refugees who have been displaced by fighting in Iraq and Syria and demanding the United States do more to help.
They came from North Dakota and Kansas and closer to the nation’s capital, bringing their signs, their voices, and, in many cases, their children as they braved single-digit weather to express their dearly-held belief: “There is an unalienable right to life, and that right extends to the unborn.”
Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R., N.J.) wrote on Wednesday that taxpayer funding for abortion would be included in the new Affordable Care Act exchanges, despite President Barack Obama’s assurances to the contrary.
Hip-hop lost one of its pioneers last night when Chris Kelly, better known as “Mac Daddy” of the duo Kriss Kross, was found dead of an apparent drug overdose in his Atlanta home.
The Charette flag is set at half-mast and a nation mourns by wearing its clothes backwards in remembrance of Kelly’s trademark.
A total of 45 Tibetans set themselves on fire this year to protest Chinese repression in Chinese-occupied Tibet as “egregious” human rights abuses in China continued, according to an annual congressional report.
Rep. Chris Smith (R., N.J.) denounced China’s One Child Policy at the National Right to Life Conference on Thursday.