Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has called for a filibuster to stop an up-or-down vote on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch.
The Texas Legislature is once again considering the controversial — and dangerous — course of applying to Congress for a constitutional convention. Two such Senate bills have been passed by that body and are waiting to be referred to committee. The House versions of those bills are already in committee. And while the Legislature debates this issue, Governor Greg Abbott is continuing to put his weight behind it.
A deal has not yet been reached between the White House and congressional Republicans on the American Health Care Act, the bill intended to repeal and partially replace ObamaCare. Many Republicans have been unable to rally around the bill, asserting that it breaks too many promises made to the American people during the 2012, 2014, and 2016 election cycles. The latest disappointment involved the removal of a provision intended to stop illegal immigrants from receiving health insurance coverage from the bill. The change has made an already widely unpopular bill even more so.
The open borders movement in California wants to punish any construction firm that dares to help build the promised Trump wall.
It seems the establishment and its propaganda organs are still smarting after being exposed as fringe and weak this election. Now, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is supposedly investigating whether popular alternative media outlets were involved in an alleged “Russian cyber operation” in the 2016 election to help elect Donald Trump, according to two supposed anonymous sources quoted by the left-wing McClatchy news agency. Among the alleged targets of the alleged federal probe are Infowars and Breitbart, two non-establishment news sites falsely characterized as “far right” by far-left journalists Peter Stone and Greg Gordon and the radical left-wing activists they quote as supposed “experts.”
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers will not be allowed into any city school unless they provide a warrant.
A government watchdog group has learned that the same policy that the Internal Revenue Service used to target conservative and Tea Party tax exemption applications remains in place today, which ultimately means that the agency may continue to discriminate against political opponents without breaking any rules.
While states can legally nullify laws that are unconstitutional, Los Angeles is determined to remain a sanctuary city for its millions of illegal immigrants though the federal government is constitutionally allowed to enforce immigration laws. The coming confrontation is going to be a dilly.