There's an epidemic in America. No, it isn't an enterovirus or Ebola, but a crime wave — one being ignored by the authorities and the media.
In a clearly politically calculated move, the House of Representatives has reportedly placed an amendment into the jobs package that will ban War Powers Resolution actions until after the midterm elections.
It would be ironic if a Democrat governor takes over in Kansas just as the Republican incumbent's tax cuts took hold.
The supposed “moderate” rebels fighting Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad — self-styled jihadists whom the Obama administration and Congress plan to supply with even more support under the guise of battling the Islamic State (ISIS) — recently signed a non-aggression pact with ISIS (also known as ISIL), according to reports from human-rights groups and French news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP). Lawmakers on Capitol Hill pointed to the news as yet another reason why supplying U.S. arms and support to Islamic forces to battle Islamic forces was a dangerous idea. The foreign-policy establishment, however, plans to proceed with arming and training jihadists anyway.
U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Michael Froman is busily attempting to build bipartisan support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, following TPP negotiations in Hanoi, Vietnam.