When investigators raided and searched the home of one-time Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort in July, they seized enough evidence to convince a grand jury last week to indict Manafort on a laundry list of charges. But it appears that at least some of the things seized in the raid may not have been covered by the search warrant.
Members of the media covering the settlement of a nurse who was roughly treated by police after she refused to allow them to draw blood from an unconscious patient failed to note the key element: Nurse Wubbels was protecting her patient's right to privacy as guaranteed in the Bill of Rights.
In another example of how we’ve become a government of, by, and for judges, a federal judge has blocked President Trump’s reinstitution of the ban on Made-up Sexual Status (so-called “transgender”) individuals serving in the military. Strangely, the ban had been in place for more than 50 years when Barack Obama overturned it last year, yet it wasn’t found “unconstitutional” until Trump decided to return to the long-held status quo.
Everything is not as it seems in politics. And in recent months, the American people have come closer than ever to figuring that out, with the notion of a shadowy “Deep State” secretly pulling the strings in Washington capturing the public imagination. There is indeed a “Deep State,” or perhaps several, that includes elements of Wall Street, career bureaucrats with views deeply at odds with those of mainstream America, as well as the “intelligence community” that does the dirty work and appears to accept no limits on its power. But little has been said about the Deep State behind the Deep State — or the real Deep State. Until now.
Vice President Mike Pence, addressing the In Defense of Christians’ Solidarity Dinner in Washington on Wednesday night, announced the Trump administration’s plan to bypass the UN when funding relief efforts in the Middle East:
A bipartisan group of senators has cosponsored a bill to protect the privacy rights of Americans by banning warrantless searches by the NSA and other federal agencies.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions asserted that civil asset forfeiture is a key tool that helps law enforcement defund organized crime.
Burrowed deep within the bowels of the U.S. government are legions of Big Government bureaucrats with views that are radically at odds with those of everyday, mainstream Americans. Elections may be useful in removing politicians, but the career bureaucrats who toil away in obscurity, often in blatant defiance of the Constitution, never go anywhere. Instead, they protect their turf as they dump an unfathomable amount of regulations and decrees on the very taxpaying Americans who pay their salaries — tens of thousands of pages worth every year. And when there is a perceived threat to their power and agenda — say, for example, a president who promises to “drain the swamp” and rein in the bureaucracy — they react with fury. Meet the infamous “Deep State,” or at least one crucial component of it.
The Left has become enormously powerful on college campuses and is winning its war against free speech at these institutions once dedicated to higher learning.
It is on the agenda of the Convention of States Project to "clarify" the wording of the Second Amendment.
If a Convention of the States is such a great conservative idea, why are its backers hoping for support from liberals in Massachusetts?