Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has become more openly critical of business magnate Donald Trump, starting with his criticism of Trump at the beginning of the August 6 Fox News Republican candidates’ debate, when he critcized Trump's refusal to pledge to suport the eventual GOP nominee, and continuing three days later, on Fox News Sunday, when he said: "I don't think we should reward vulgarity."
The first of 12 planned 2016 Republican presidential candidates debates — hosted by Fox News, Facebook, and the Ohio Republican Party — was held in Cleveland, Ohio, on August 6, providing the top-polling candidates with an opportunity to square off and make themselves and their positions known.
August 6 is the 70th anniversary of the dropping of atomic bomb by the United States on the Japanese city of Hiroshima — the first time such a weapon would be used against a civilian population. It was followed three days later by the dropping of a second atomic bomb on Nagasaki. The two bombings killed an estimated combined total of 150,000 to 200,000 people, either from the immediate effects of the blasts or from the aftereffects of radiation poisoning.
A bill to prohibit federal funding of Planned Parenthood may have failed to advance in the Senate on August 3 but Senator Rand Paul has not given up his quest to find other ways to defund the nation’s largest abortion provider.
During a press event in the East Room of the White House on August 3, President Obama unveiled a major climate change plan. The “Clean Power Plan” is the final version of regulations established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The Obama administration has extended amnesty from deportation to 664,607 illegal aliens by means of executive orders. This has been done through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program, which began in 2012.
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback issued an executive order on July 7 that prohibits the state government from taking any action against any individual clergy, religious leader, or religious organization that “acts in accordance with a religious belief or moral conviction that marriage is or should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman.”
The gun used by illegal alien Juan Francisco Lopez Sanchez in what he claims was an accidental fatal shooting of a woman on San Francisco’s Pier 14 on July 1 has been determined to have been stolen from an unidentified Bureau of Land Management agent.
U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen of the U.S. District Court in Brownsville, Texas, who issued an injunction on February 16 blocking President Obama’s executive action to grant amnesty to four million illegal aliens, issued an order on July 7 in which he berated the Obama administration for reneging on its May 7 promise to take “immediate steps” to remedy its violations of his injunction, and he set a hearing for August 19, at which each defendant “must attend and be prepared to show why he or she should not be held in contempt of Court.”
Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, recently criticized the Obama administration for releasing illegal aliens with criminal records back onto the streets.