Republican Weekly Address: Obama Must 'Put Down the Pen,' and 'Pick up the Phone'

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_acdd64a4d8.jpgUS House of Representatives (WASHINGTON) -- In this week's Republican Address, Rep. Steve Scalise, R-Louisiana, discussed the importance of bipartisan jobs bills, blaming Congressional Democrats for blocking "bill after bill." Such bills which would "expand energy production, would lower gas prices, and create jobs," Scalise says, could create thousands of jobs.

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Gallup: Republican Race for 2016 Nomination Wide Open

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_0c2da3813b.jpgABC/Ida Mae Astute (WASHINGTON) -- A new Gallup poll found that four contenders for the GOP nomination in the 2016 presidential election stand well above the rest. According to the latest polling data, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan and Texas Gov. Rick Perry are each "familiar" to more than 60 percent of Republican voters and Republican-leaning independents. They also each have favorability ratings of +40 or better.

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Pentagon: It 'Strains Credulity' That Separatists Didn't Get Russian Help with Missile

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_fb42cc7b8c.jpgDigital Vision/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- It “strains credulity” that Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine did not get some Russian help in operating the sophisticated air defense missile system that brought down Malaysian Airlines Flight 17, the Pentagon said Friday. But with or without assistance, a Pentagon spokesman cautioned that the U.S. still does not have firm information as to who fired the missile.

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White House Party Crasher Plans to Jump into Va. Congressional Race

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_1f6ab28499.jpgChip Somodevilla/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Notorious White House party crasher Tareq Salahi is back -- and this time he’s found another high-profile event to barge into: the race for Virginia’s 7th congressional district. Salahi told ABC News that he is planning to jump into the race and face off against Republican candidate Dave Brat who won a surprise primary victory against former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

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Obama Tells GOP: Stop Suing, Start Doing

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_36f97f2eb7.jpgOfficial White House Photo by Pete Souza (WILMINGTON, Del.) -- President Obama attacked Republicans Thursday for trying to sue him while he attempts to do the work that he thinks they should be doing. The impending House lawsuit charges the president with misusing his executive authority by making unilateral changes to various laws.  Obama fired back that it's nothing more than a political stunt.

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