Almost a week after the deadline for the FBI to hand over to the House Judiciary Committee a trove of documents related to the FISA abuse scandal, the Clinton e-mail investigation, and the firing of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and FBI of has appointed Chicago's top federal prosecutor, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois John Lausch to oversee that process. That appointment was made Monday, and by Wednesday, Lausch was already making excuses.
After a lot of promises and talk about defunding the notorious abortion provider Planned Parenthood, and even after the shocking videos released exposing the harvesting and selling of aborted baby body parts, the GOP still has not defunded the organization. While this might spark outrage, and rightly so, unfortunately it should not come as a surprise.
Congressman Massie of Kentucky blames House Republican leadership for the passage of the monstrous omnibus spending bill, but he also blames the entire Republican caucus for voting for such leadership as Paul Ryan. He argues that Republicans need to quit voting for members of Congress that choose such leadership.
In a series of enormously popular posts on social media, liberty-minded Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky dissected what he called the “sad excuse” for legislation more commonly known as the omnibus spending bill.
While Facebook is reeling from the revelation of the Cambridge Analytica data breach that was used by Team Trump to sway the election, CEO Mark Zuckerberg is spending his time in anemic attempts at damage control. Besides issuing an “apology” that comes off more like a rousing game of dodge the blame, he told CNN Wednesday that he is open to the idea of governmental regulation of his company and his industry.
The national debt of the United States recently passed the $21 trillion mark and the $1.3 trillion federal spending bill the House passed on March 22 will only add to it.
The House of Representatives has voted for the Omnibus spending bill, averting a government shutdown (when the Senate goes along), and piling even more debt on the backs of the American people.
Congress needs to reclaim its constitutionally authorized power to regulate commerce with foreign nations by ending Trade Promotion Authority.
President Trump will face opposition in the Senate when it comes to the confirmation of his newest picks for secretary of state and CIA director.