Seattle Mayor Ed Murray coordinated with a Berkeley economist to release a report favorable to the city's $15-an-hour minimum-wage hike in hopes of discrediting an unfavorable report, recently released e-mails show.
Facing a veto-proof super-majority in Congress, President Donald Trump reluctantly and privately signed H.R. 3364 on August 2, piling more sanctions on Russia, Iran, North Korea. But despite trying to put a smiley face on the developments, Trump made his displeasure known publicly in a series of statements. And in a message to Congress, the president even suggested — without actually saying it — that he may consider trying to get around lawmakers' “unconstitutional” “preferences” as expressed in the sanctions measure. In short, tensions between Congress and the president, as well as tensions between the U.S. government and various foreign powers, just got ratcheted up yet another notch. Critics argued that the sanctions bill was a terrible idea that would harm everyone involved — potentially with dangerous implications. Neocons, globalists, warmongers, and other establishment forces, though, celebrated it as a victory.
The cable unearthed by WikiLeaks raises doubts about the objectivity of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on July 28 that theoretically could reach much of the United States, including Boston and New York.
In an effort to secure protections for the U.S. Constitution and the inalienable rights of Americans, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) last week blocked a controversial effort by Senate leaders to advance the giant National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The effort is expected to delay the bill until at least September. Big Government-supporting “Republicans in Name Only” (RINOs), globalists, and neocons hoping to rush the bill through without discussion, such as Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.), were outraged by the move. But among liberty-minded Americans, Paul's efforts to protect constitutional liberties received widespread praise.
In a first for his administration, President Trump presented the Medal of Honor to a Vietnam War Army medic whose actions nearly 50 years ago saved the lives of 10 fellow soldiers.
Barring a miracle, there is no way that Trump is going to pass a budget with tax cuts in it. Though it's always good to pray for divine intervention, it's also wise not to press God too hard. By Bob Adelmann
U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton found former Maracopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio guilty of criminal contempt of court, a misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail.