—Senate Democrats, after discovering rather late in the legislative process that the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act (H.R. 181, S. 178) contains provisions that would revive the Hyde Amendment’s restrictions on federal funding for abortion, have suddenly come out against the legislation — unless the language they object to is removed.
After 47 Republican U.S. senators sent a letter to Ayatollah Khamenei of Iran, cautioning him that any agreement he might reach with President Obama over Iran's nuclear weapons program could be reversed by a future U.S. president, it touched off a storm of protest from defenders of the Obama administration. Some are even accusing the senators of treason.
The Department of Homeland Security, which was supposed to streamline government security operations because of 9/11, is a monstrous entity that has completely lost its way.
Prior to the House voting on March 3 to fund the Department of Homeland Security through September 30 — with no restrictions on executive amnesty attached — House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) reportedly had a series of private discussions to arrange a vote on a “clean” DHS funding bill.