Less than two weeks after being indicted on bribery charges along with his friend, New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez, North Palm Beach ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen was charged on Tuesday with 46 counts of healthcare fraud, 19 counts of filing false claims to Medicare, and 11 counts of making false statements to investigators.
In an effort to rein in an increasingly out of control executive branch, Congressman Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) introduced a House Resolution on April 13 that specifically defines “impeachable offenses” as everything from starting a war without congressional authorization to issuing executive orders purporting to circumvent Congress. If approved by the full House of Representatives, the measure would put the Obama administration and future presidents on notice that perpetrating any of the specified high crimes or misdemeanors will result in articles of impeachment being voted on. The law “should warn before it strikes,” the measure explains, offering a series of reasons why such a resolution is needed. Commenting on the measure, Rep. Yoho made clear that the definitions — while clearly applicable to Obama’s ongoing constitutional abuses — are not intended to be partisan and must apply to future presidents of both parties.
For some, the 2016 presidential election is over: Hillary will win in a walk. But other experts are predicting the race could be a lot closer.
Senator Marco Rubio is counting on his conservative record, his rhetoric, and some luck, to find himself face to face with Hillary Clinton at the late stages of the 2016 campaign.
New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez has signed into law a bill banning the seizure and sale of property alleged to have been used for criminal activities where the property owners are not convicted or even charged with a crime.