With WikiLeaks providing hardware and software manufactures with technical details about the hacking tools the CIA developed — and lost — the manufactures are working to plug the holes. While that is happening, there may be the beginnings of a congressional investigation into the CIA’s hacking activities.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions had two conversations with Russia's ambassador to the United States last year. Now, lawmakers on Capitol Hill — Democrat and Republican alike — are demanding that he recuse himself from an investigation into whether there was contact between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. Some are even calling for him to resign.
On February 3, 2017, freshman Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) introduced H.R. 861, a bill to abolish the Environmental Protection Agency (also known as the EPA). Representative Gaetz's bill, which is only one sentence long, states, "The Environmental Protection Agency shall terminate on December 31, 2018."
Though by spending more money on tax-collection enforcement, the IRS could take in more money, any increase in the IRS's budget is going to be tough sell for the Trump administration. By Bob Adelmann
After years of buckling to the Democrats, Republicans — now perhaps inspired by the more combative spirit of the man in the White House — are fighting back. Will this be the "new normal?"
As America stands at the brink of Cold War 2.0, the intelligence community continues to demonstrate that it cannot be trusted — even when it may be needed more than ever.
Amid growing outrage on both sides of the aisle surrounding the United Nations, legislation to get the U.S. government out of the UN and evict the scandal-plagued global body from the United States has been re-introduced in the new Congress. If approved, H.R.193, better known as the “American Sovereignty Restoration Act,” would end U.S. participation in and funding of the widely ridiculed “dictators club” while protecting American sovereignty under the Constitution. Support for the effort is spreading like wildfire.
Congressman Sam Johnson (R-Texas) has presented a plan to "permanently save Social Security." However, there's no such thing as a "permanent" fix for what ails Social Security.
Robert Welch, the founder of The John Birch Society, has been proven right again: As government grows, it becomes ever more deliberately wasteful of taxpayer dollars.