Despite the sovereignty-destroying Trans-Pacific Partnership being so unpopular that both major parties' presidential candidates are campaigning against it, the Obama White House notified Congress that legislation to approve the globalist “free-trade” regime was on its way. It seems that the establishment is hoping to ram through the deeply controversial regional-governance scheme during the “lame-duck” session of Congress — after the election and after voters lose their chance to remove elected representatives for another two years. Critics in Congress and beyond from all across the political spectrum, though, are speaking out forcefully. Opponents noted that one way to stop it would be to prevent Congress from holding a lame-duck session at all.
Republicans charge that Hillary Clinton lied to Congress, under oath, about classified e-mails she sent and received while secretary of state, which would be a felony. But it is highly unlikely that the Obama Justice Department will do anything about it, regardless of the evidence.
Expressing what appears to be a widespread delusion among America's elected representatives, GOP Congressman Tim Walberg of Michigan repeatedly claimed in a discussion last week that Congress can do whatever it wants provided there are enough votes to pass it. Despite taking an oath to the U.S. Constitution, which places strict limits on the power of both Congress and the federal government, the Republican lawmaker sounded largely unfamiliar with those restraints. And unfortunately for the American people, Walberg is actually among the more Constitution-friendly lawmakers in a Congress that has been lawlessly running wild for decades now.
The latest Congressional Budget Office report is grim, and offers no solutions to the burgeoning national debt crisis.
On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a pro-life measure supporting conscience protections for doctors and healthcare providers by a vote of 245 to 182. The measure would allow churches and other entities to sue the federal government for violating the Weldon Amendment, which prevents states from discriminating against institutions or health entities that do not provide for or refer abortions.
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Another legislator, Congresswoman Corrine Brown, who is being brought to account for various misdeeds, has lots of company, unfortunately.
More government "oversight" is the last thing Puerto Rico needs, but that's what it is getting to aid its financial woes. What it needs instead is less government, not more.
These two are not just one-off examples of political corruption, but instead represent the debased culture that returns them and their cohorts to office year after year.
Faced with continued opposition from liberty-minded U.S. senators against a White House-backed global tax regime that shreds what remains of financial privacy, establishment Republican leaders in Congress are working overtime to get Obama's schemes approved. Obama himself has been on the warpath, too, blasting Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) last month for his “quirky” opposition to obliterating the U.S. Constitution's Fourth Amendment protections for privacy rights. When that failed, Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) joined the fray, sending a letter to fellow lawmakers urging them to help get Obama's schemes approved as quickly as possible.