On Wednesday, South Carolina’s Republican Governor Nikki Haley signed legislation that bans abortions after 20 weeks, with exceptions when the mother’s life is in jeopardy or if the doctor believes that the baby would not be able to survive outside of the womb. With this legislation, South Carolina became the 17th state to ban abortions after 20 weeks.
If the other three pending investigations show the same disregard for protocol by the former Secretary of State as the State Department’s Office of Inspector General, her campaign for president could end in disaster.
An amendment to be offered by Senator Rand Paul would prevent the president from prosecuting foreign combat missions without the authorization of Congress.
A bill passed by the Hawaii state legislature would add the names and addresses of gun owners to a federal registry.
The State Department set a new record for approving the admission of Syrian refugees on May 23, with 225 applications. This was followed by 80 such approvals the next day.