Hearing: Electric Grid Vulnerable to EMP

Witness: Could kill 9 in 10 Americans

Experts on Capitol Hill Thursday warned that an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack aimed at the nation’s electrical grid could leave the majority of Americans dead.

Bill Would Protect Against Electromagnetic Pulse Catastrophe

EMP attack would have deadly consequences for U.S. population, Franks says
Solar flare / AP

Rep. Trent Franks (R., Ariz.) introduced legislation Tuesday that he said would prevent a catastrophic electromagnetic pulse event from causing large-scale deadly consequences for the U.S. population.

House Passes 20-Week Abortion Ban

GOP women lead charge for bill on House floor
Trent Franks / AP

Republican woman led the charge in support of a 20-week abortion ban that passed the House of Representatives with bipartisan support on Tuesday evening.

House to Consider
20-Week Abortion Ban

Bill passes Judiciary Committee Wednesday afternoon on party-line vote
Trent Franks / AP

The House Judiciary Committee passed a ban on abortions after 20 weeks Wednesday afternoon in a party line vote and over the vocal objections of committee Democrats.

Progress Against Pain

Bill outlawing abortion after 20 weeks passes first vote in House subcommittee

A bill banning abortion after a woman has been pregnant for 20 weeks passed its first test on Tuesday afternoon, with the Constitution and Civil Justice Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee passing the bill on a party-line vote.

Baby Steps

Congress holds hearing on late-term abortion ban’s merits
Trent Franks / AP

Abortionists went into grisly detail about late-term abortions during a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing Thursday for a law that would ban the practice.

House to Consider Late-Term Abortion Ban

House will consider bill to ban abortion nationally after five months of pregnancy
Trent Franks / AP

The House of Representatives will consider a bill that would ban abortions across the country after 20 weeks of pregnancy, Rep. Trent Franks (R., Ariz.) announced Friday.

Brennan Questioned

CIA nominee grilled on detainees, drone strikes
John Brennan / AP

White House counterterrorism director John Brennan came under intense questioning on Thursday by the Senate Intelligence Committee over his views on interrogating terrorists and drone strikes against them.

War on Women in the Womb

Measure banning sex-selective abortions fails to gain two-thirds majority required for House passage
Trent Franks (AP)

The Prenatal Non-Discrimination Act (PRENDA) failed 246 to 168 in the House Thursday afternoon after a motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill did not win the required two-thirds majority. Rep. Trent Franks (R., Ariz.) authored the bill, which would outlaw abortion based on the sex of the fetus.