Sessions orders review of police reform agreements

Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered a widespread review of police reform investigations launched by the Justice Department. The review comes as Sessions looks for ways to cut back on federal oversight of local law enforcement. The order was issued in a two-page memo, opening up a review of actions by the Obama administration which forced local law enforcement officials to change some policies. These include … Continue reading Sessions orders review of police reform agreements

Congress Will Confirm DeVos and Sessions

President Trump is expecting Congress to confirm Jeff Sessions for Attorney General and Betsy DeVos for education secretary. All members of the Democratic caucus and two Republicans oppose DeVos but Vice President Mike Pence will give Republicans the tie breaking vote needed for her confirmation. Senator Jeff Sessions is expected to be confirmed later this week. Republicans want to confirm Sessions later in the week, … Continue reading Congress Will Confirm DeVos and Sessions

Senate Confirms Nikki Haley as Next UN Ambassador

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley was confirmed to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.  Despite her lack of any formal diplomatic experience she won major support from Democrats with a vote of 96-4. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved her nomination prior to the full confirmation by the Senate. During her confirmation hearing, she aired disagreements with Trump on certain policy issues … Continue reading Senate Confirms Nikki Haley as Next UN Ambassador

Republicans Obsession With Big Government

While it comes to no surprise, I am a conservative Republican. If you have been following the 2016 election, Republicans have been screaming about big government. Big government is the Republican’s favorite boogeyman. They always say big government sucks, and want to fight big government. I’m a conservative and I’m skeptical of big government because I believe in accountability. I don’t believe government is being … Continue reading Republicans Obsession With Big Government

Benghazi

GOP Benghazi Report Cites Failures In Intel Community

WASHINGTON, June 28, 2016 — Republicans and Democrats have released their separate, final versions of the House Benghazi investigation. The reports were completed at a cost of more than $7 million to properly investigate what happened there. Each side places the blame for that fiasco on each other. Four Americans were killed in Benghazi, Libya on Sept. 11, 2012, when extremists overran a consular compound and burned the consulate to the … Continue reading GOP Benghazi Report Cites Failures In Intel Community

CIA chief tosses out use of waterboarding

CIA Director John Brennan says he will no longer use waterboarding and other “enhanced interrogation” tactics. Brennan spoke to NBC News saying, “I will not agree to carry out some of these tactics and techniques I’ve heard bandied about because this institution needs to endure.” Trump said the technique, considered torture under international law, and other methods he characterized as “a hell of a lot … Continue reading CIA chief tosses out use of waterboarding

Apple & DOJ go head-to-head in Congressional Hearing

WASHINGTON, March 1, 2016 – Tech giant Apple will face off against the FBI over refusing to decrypt a terrorist’s encrypted iPhone. FBI Director James Comey and Apple’s general counsel, Bruce Sewell is testifying in front of a House Judiciary Committee hearing. Comey has said the FBI’s request would only impact the cell-phone belonging to San Bernardino terrorist Syed Farook. Apple continued towarn the committee … Continue reading Apple & DOJ go head-to-head in Congressional Hearing

DNC Vice-Chair resigns throwing support behind Bernie Sanders

Hawaii Rep. and DNC vice chair Tulsi Gabbard resigned from her post on Sunday in order to throw her support behind Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign. Gabbard, one of the first two female combat veterans to ever serve in Congress, stressed the importance of a leader with a “military mindset,” which she described as a candidate who knows “importantly, when we don’t use [U.S.] military power.” … Continue reading DNC Vice-Chair resigns throwing support behind Bernie Sanders