Following an overwhelming vote against America in the kleptocrat-controlled United Nations General Assembly, the Trump administration helped negotiate a $285 million reduction in the UN's budget for the upcoming two-year period. That is a 5 percent decrease from the 2016-2017 budget, far less than the 50 percent reduction originally sought by Trump early in his administration. The move, touted as a “big step in the right direction” by Trump's UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, was praised by supporters of the president, Republican lawmakers, and critics of the widely ridiculed “dictators club” from across the political spectrum. However, more than a few voices said that much more needs to be done to neutralize the threat posed by the UN to freedom, self-government, and the United States in particular.
California Governor Jerry Brown has pardoned two convicted felons slated for deportation back to their native Cambodia.
The ongoing witch hunt of Trump/Russia collusion just took an interesting turn. A group of Republicans in the House of Representatives — frustrated with the Justice Department’s refusal to explain its use of the now-discredited Trump “dossier” — has spent the past few weeks quietly investigating the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the FBI. And they may seek congressional approval to declassify some of their evidence before releasing their report early next year
In a continuing legal battle between the Trump administration and two illegal alien teenage girls represented by the ACLU, U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan ruled on December 18 that the administration couldn’t block the teens, who are in federal custody, from getting taxpayer-funded abortions. The teenagers are being held by authorities because they entered the country illegally.
Chinese women are traveling to Saipan, in the U.S. territory of Northern Marianas, to have their babies, so their offspring can receive “birthright” U.S. citizenship.
Bills introduced in both houses of Congress that would authorize a long-term extension of warrantless searches of American citizens face strong bipartisan opposition from civil libertarians opposed to such surveillance.