Perhaps "The Common Sense" state would be a more appropriate sobriquet for Missouri with its lawmakers' override of the governor's veto of a common sense bill protecting Second Amendment rights.
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said on September 8 that the committee’s long-awaited report detailing the CIA’s use of harsh interrogation techniques that some critics have described as “torture” will not be released this week.
As outrage and despair continue to grow among millions of middle-class Americans living abroad over the uniquely draconian U.S. taxation regime, which taxes citizens no matter where in the world they live and work, the Republican National Committee took a significant step toward fixing the problem. Last month, as part of a broader effort spearheaded by leaders of the GOP-affiliated Republicans Overseas group, the RNC voted unanimously to support ending the controversial U.S. system of “citizenship-based taxation.” In the measure, the Republican Party’s decision-making body also cited numerous threats to the U.S. economy, American jobs, and even the dollar’s status as the global reserve currency while blasting FATCA. GOP leaders say the stance will be included in the party’s 2016 platform.