(Second) Federal District Judge Enjoins Transgender Military Ban

Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In his opinion in Stone v. Trump, United States District Judge Marvin Garvis of the District of Maryland isued a preliminary injunction against the United States military’s ban… Full Story Here Law Professor November 21, 2017 10:25 pm Support Us

The Hill: “Unemployment rate hit record low in 13 states this year”

“Thirteen states this year have seen their unemployment rates drop to the lowest levels ever recorded since the federal government began keeping track of state-level data more than four decades ago.” Unemployment rate hit record low in 13 states this year By Reid Wilson The Hill November 17, 2017 Thirteen states this year have seen… Read More

President Donald J. Trump Announces Five Additions to Supreme Court List

One year ago, President Donald J. Trump was elected to restore the rule of law and to Make the Judiciary Great Again. Following the successful confirmation of Justice Neil M. Gorsuch to the Supreme Court of the United States and the nomination of more than seventy Federal judges—including five individuals from his Supreme Court list—President… Read More

President Donald J. Trump’s Supreme Court List

Amy Coney Barrett of Indiana, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Keith Blackwell of Georgia, Supreme Court of Georgia Charles Canady of Florida, Supreme Court of Florida Steven Colloton of Iowa, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit Allison Eid of Colorado, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit Britt Grant… Read More

FCC Plans to Swindle Americans With Net Neutrality Turkey Day Overload

If you are unaware of the concept of Net Neutrality, you should most certainly educate yourself.  Immediately. Net Neutrality is a concept that allows the internet to retain much of its freedom.  Essentially, it guarantees that internet service providers cannot arbitrarily alter the price of using the internet based on the sites that you visit or… Read More

Google’s Big Brother Bit Revealed in Location Services Scandal

There are already a plethora of reasons to be concerned with the power inherent with internet overlord Google, and the enormous corporation just added another. For years, Google has been growing unwieldily and ungodly powerful, swiftly inhabiting all corners of the internet and of everyday life.  Need a recipe for Thanksgiving?  How about directions to… Read More

ISIS Continues Despicable Threat Storm With New, Innocent Target

The scourge of radical Islamic terror continues to slither through the crevices of our modern day society. In Europe, this has manifested itself in deplorable physical attacks that span much of the continent.  Thanks to the foolhardy decision by the European Union to initiate a migrant quota system within its member nations, ISIS and other… Read More

President Donald J. Trump Announces Ninth Wave of United States Attorney Nominations and Third Wave of United States Marshal Nominations

President Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate a ninth wave of United States Attorneys and third wave of United States Marshals. The United States Attorney serves as the chief Federal law enforcement officer within his or her Federal judicial district. The United States Marshal performs the essential functions of protecting the Federal… Read More

Readout of the Vice President’s Meeting with Colombian Vice President Oscar Naranjo

Today at the White House, Vice President Mike Pence met with Colombian Vice President Oscar Naranjo to reaffirm the strong and enduring partnership between the United States and Colombia, and address a range of issues including the critical fight against illegal drugs, implementation of the Colombian Peace Accords, and opportunities to stimulate economic growth. Vice… Read More

Investor’s Business Daily: “The Coming Tax-Cut Boom”

“The point is, these tax cuts will bring about broad-based economic gains that will affect Americans across the board.” The Coming Tax-Cut Boom Editorial Investor’s Business Daily November 20, 2017 The proposed Tax Cut and Jobs Act now making its way through both houses of Congress will slash taxes by some $1.5 trillion over 10… Read More

CEA Report: the Underestimated Cost of the Opioid Crisis

Today, the Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) released a report on the economic costs of the opioid crisis. Please see below for the executive summary and read the full report here. The opioid drug problem has reached crisis levels in the United States—in 2015, over 33,000 Americans died of a drug overdose involving opioids. CEA… Read More

With Alabama Vote Looming, POTUS Comes Out Swinging for Moore

The high drama of the great state of Alabama has rolled on through the week, once again, and now President Trump is weighing in. Conservative icon Judge Roy Moore is currently locked in a battle with liberal democratic Doug Jones for the Alabama senate seat that was vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions upon his… Read More

Statement by the Press Secretary on Setbacks to Democracy in Cambodia

The United States expresses grave concern about the Cambodian government’s dissolution of the country’s main opposition party, the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), based on meritless and politicized allegations that it participated in a conspiracy to overthrow the government. It is becoming increasingly evident to the world that the Cambodian government’s restrictions on civil society,… Read More

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, 11/17/2017, #33

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 3:00 P.M. EST MS. SANDERS: Good afternoon. Yesterday, momentum continued to build behind our plan to deliver massive tax relief and job creation for the American people. The House passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and the Senate Finance Committee passed its companion tax reform bill. These were… Read More

Remarks by the Vice President at the Tax Foundation Annual Dinner

National Building Museum Washington, D.C. 7:43 P.M. EST THE VICE PRESIDENT: Thank you, David, for that kind introduction. Thank you for your leadership here at the Tax Foundation as chairman of the board. It’s wonderful to see a Hoosier in such a vaunted position, making such a difference in this great organization. And to my… Read More

President Donald J. Trump Approves Alabama Disaster Declaration

Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Alabama and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Nate from October 6 to October 10, 2017. Federal funding is available to the State and to eligible local governments and certain… Read More

Remarks by President Trump Before Marine One Departure

South Lawn 3:16 P.M. EST Q Mr. President, are you ready to talk about Roy Moore at all? THE PRESIDENT: Yeah, I’ll be talking about him. I can tell you one thing for sure: We don’t need a liberal person in there, a Democrat — Jones. I’ve looked at his record. It’s terrible on crime.… Read More

President Donald J. Trump Announces Key Additions to his Administration

President Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key positions in his Administration: Phyllis L. Bayer of Mississippi to be an Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Installations, Energy, and the Environment. Ms. Bayer most recently served as Chief of Staff in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of… Read More

District Judge Permanently Enjoins Trump’s Sanctuary Cities EO

Judge William H. Orrick (N.D.Cal.) granted summary judgment for the plaintiffs and issued a nationwide permanent injunction against the defunding and enforcement provisions of President Trump’s sanctuary cities executive order. The ruling deals a serious blow to the President and… Full Story Here Law Professor November 21, 2017 2:26 pm Support Us

The Wall Street Journal: “North Korea, Terror Sponsor”

“President Trump has pledged to avoid the mistakes of his predecessors and stop North Korea from amassing a nuclear arsenal.” North Korea, Terror Sponsor Editorial The Wall Street Journal November 20, 2017 President Trump has pledged to avoid the mistakes of his predecessors and stop North Korea from amassing a nuclear arsenal, and on Monday… Read More

Major Disney Studio Head Outed and Ousted In H’wood Sexual Awakening

Americans’ heads are spinning this week as a number of high profile Hollywood types find themselves in the hot seat over their alleged behavior. In what is being described as a sexual harassment revolution, a number of enormously powerful and wealthy individuals across the nation are being outed as perverse sexual predators, swiftly and vastly… Read More

Mandalay Bay Facing Massive Lawsuits Over Shooting’s “Red Flags”

We are nearly two months removed from the horrific Las Vegas concert shooting, and we don’t seem to have any better an idea of Stephen Paddock’s motives than we did the night of. Back on October 1st, Paddock, a retired multimillionaire gambler and real estate investor, opened fire on the Route 91 country music festival… Read More

More Photos of the Foreign Trip

PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, joined by President Xi Jinping and First Lady Peng Liyuan, right, are given a tour, Wednesday, November 8, 2017, of the Forbidden City in Beijing. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead) President Donald J. Trump and President Xi Jinping meet children… Read More

Major Hack Attack Creates Nightmare for California Commuters

Warfare and terrorism are changing dramatically in the 21st century, as evidenced by the latest SNAFU in California’s mass transit system. Hacking, hackers, and cyber terrorists have been the talk of the globe for the last few years.  Given that the world is becoming increasingly interconnected through the so-called “internet of things”, ingenious and nefarious… Read More

Photos of the Foreign Trip

WASHINGTON, D.C. President Donald J. Trump, joined by First Lady Melania Trump, stops to speak with the White House Press Corps, Friday, November 3, 2017, prior to their departure from the South Lawn at the White House to begin their trip to Asia. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian) HAWAII President Donald J.… Read More

Another Day, Another Leftist Media Figure Taken Down by Debauchery

The tortured and tribal left is falling into despicable disarray this year as a number of prominent progressive fall under the reluctant social justice axe. Social justice warriors, or whatever virus-like moniker they’ve taken this week, are being forced to condemn their supposed allies on the liberal left after a number of high ranking democratic… Read More

The Wall Street Journal: “Reducing Corporate Tax Games”

“The GOP reforms would help the economy and make it harder for corporations to avoid paying taxes.” Reducing Corporate Tax Games Editorial The Wall Street Journal November 19, 2017 Liberals are denouncing Republican tax reform as a giveaway to big corporations, as they always do. But the irony is that the Senate and House bills… Read More

Remarks by President Trump Before Cabinet Meeting

Cabinet Room 11:40 A.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. We just returned from a historic 12-day trip to Asia. Everywhere we went, the American delegation was greeted with tremendous hospitality and tremendous respect. People are respecting our country again, believe me. We brought back more than $300 billion worth of deals, which could reach well… Read More

Creepy Joe Biden Should Spell Doom for the Democrats in 2020

To our knowledge former Vice President Joe Biden has never been formally accused of sexual harassment or molestation, but that doesn’t mean he’s not the creepiest old man in America. Biden’s “creep factor” has been well documented and if he’s the best that the Democrat Party can do in 2020… they are in deep trouble.… Read More

Texas Conservatives Join RINOs, withdraw Support from Moore

Unbelievably, our Texas Senators, John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, have thrown in with RINO Senators, Mitch McConnell and John McCain, and have withdrawn their support for Judge Roy Moore in the race for the U.S. Senate in Alabama. Judge Roy Moore’s race for the U.S. Senate will determine the future makeup of the U.S. Supreme… Read More

Another Accuser Comes Forward Against Democrat Al Franken

From Jeff Dunetz at the Lid At the Minnesota State Fair in 2010 Lindsay Menz was hanging out in a local radio booth sponsored by her dad’s small business. Per CNN, she spent the day taking photos with various elected officials, political candidates, and celebrities who stopped by the booth. Eventually, Senator Al Franken walked in, Menz and… Read More

Internal Security Forces Assume Responsibility for Raqqa Neighborhoods

The Raqqa Internal Security Forces assumed security responsibility for three neighborhoods in the Syrian city of Raqqa, which the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria had claimed as its capital before being driven out, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials said in a statement. Full Story Here Defense.gov November 21, 2017 8:48 am… Read More

Is America More Divided Than Ever?

America has never been more divided. This is the line and narrative many in your media want to spin today. It has also gotten into your culture via your politics on both sides. How many Conservative think there is no common ground with liberals and how many liberals feel the exact same about Conservatives? With… Read More

Google to Downgrade Russian-Owned News, Chinese ‘News’ Agencies Unaffected

From the Daily Caller News Foundation: Google is in the process of demoting or purging content from Kremlin-owned media agencies, Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google parent company Alphabet, reportedly said Saturday. Both public officials and the larger public have criticized Google, along with Facebook, for sometimes featuring Russian news sites and their content prominently… Read More

Video || Keith Koffler Interviews Steve Bannon

Last week, I interviewed Steve Bannon, delving into some of the stories and ideas you can find in my biography of the man, Bannon: Always the Rebel, available on Amazon. We had an interesting conversation that helps reveal what Bannon thinks and what he is trying to do. I thought you might find it both… Read More

Calling Evil By It’s Name and Highlighting Heroes

In this special show Jonathon calls out the evil America has witnessed recently in both New York City and Texas. We are also living in a world where there are over 2 MILLION KIDS who live in sex slavery. What is our response? Will we support the HEROES that live today? Editorial credit: John Gomez… Read More

Charles Manson and the Problem of Evil

Charles Manson is dead. On August 9, 1969, actress Sharon Tate and four of her friends were brutally murdered in a home in the hills above Hollywood. The following evening, a seemingly unrelated double murder took place. A Los Angeles supermarket owner and his wife, Leno and Rosemary LaBianca, were killed. The two-night crime spree… Read More

DACA dispute won’t go to Justices — yet

The Trump Administration put off on Monday a move to draw the Supreme Court into the ongoing legal controversy over potential deportation of nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrant young people who have lived most of their lives in the U.S. President Trump’s lawyers are dissatisfied with the actions of a federal judge in California who is… Read More

On this day, the Senate denies a Nixon Supreme Court nominee

On November 21, 1969, a divided Senate refused to confirm Clement Haynsworth, President Richard Nixon’s first replacement for Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas, with some Republicans opposing their own President’s nominee. The fight over Fortas, his failed Chief Justice nomination, and the failure of three Fortas replacements involved two presidential administrations and two Senates over… Read More

The real story behind the presidential turkey pardon

The presidential pardon of the Thanksgiving turkey has become an annual event, but the peace pact between the fowl and the White House is a relatively new thing. And in fact, a few presidents actually ate their guests! On Tuesday, President Donald Trump will take part in a traditional ceremony where two lucky birds will… Read More

Trump Administration back at Supreme Court in immigration fight

The Trump Administration returned to the Supreme Court on Monday night in the latest round in the long-running court fight over barring the entry into the U.S. of foreign nationals from nations with Muslim population majorities. Although a federal appeals court had allowed the Administration to begin enforcing part of the third version of immigration… Read More

Federal judge’s order sets up sanctuary city showdown

A federal judge in California has issued a permanent national injunction against a Trump administration executive order against “sanctuary cities,” likely setting up a Supreme Court showdown in the near future. U.S. District Judge William H. Orrick had issued a temporary injunction in the case back in April. In his move on Monday night, Orrick… Read More

News You Can Use for November 21, 2017

Good Morning! We here at Constitution.com want you to get your day started right, which is why we’ve decided to help you catch the morning’s news highlights. We know that you’ve got a busy day ahead and you may not necessarily have time to surf the web looking for the things you need to know,… Read More

Face of Defense: Master Driver Steers Sustainment Brigade’s Mission

Army Staff Sgt. Arturo Amaro, the master driver for the 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, seeks certification to train fellow drivers how to operate two types of mine-resistant, ambush-protected all-terrain vehicles as well as mine rollers in his brigade at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. Full Story Here Defense.gov November… Read More

Trump Schedule || Tuesday, November 21, 2017

1:00 pm || Pardons the National Turkey; Rose Garden 3:00 pm || Departs White House 5:35 pm || Arrives West Palm Beach Florida All times Eastern ******* Get my new biography of Steve Bannon, “Bannon, Always the Rebel,” based on wide-ranging research and ten hours of interviews with Bannon himself. Find out who Bannon is, what he… Read More

Hillary’s Illusions of Grandeur Go Extraterrestrial in Saddest Speech Yet

Few Americans can imagine a world where Hillary Clinton’s recent behavior is considered “normal”, and, apparently, neither can she. In the year since Clinton was wholly rejected by the American voting populace in favor of populist President Donald J. Trump, the former First Lady and Obama disciple has gone off the deep end…several times. On… Read More

Russia (Sort Of) Weighs in on Euro Nuke Cloud They (Probably) Caused

With all this talk about the nuclear ambitions of North Korea, Europeans have been wondering when we would get around to asking Russia about their mysterious radioactive pollution. Russia has inserted themselves into a number of international diplomatic situations over the course of the last few years, presumably with the intent to make President Vladimir… Read More

Liberal Rag’s White House Correspondent Sidelined Over Sex Allegations

As Americans continue to push forward in their sexual harassment revolution of 2017, the liberal media overlords are taking an inordinate amount of flack. It is becoming increasingly clear that the “look at my tolerance” left is simply a cabal of anti-feminist, good ol’ boy sexual predators who demean women from their places of respective… Read More

Gruesome Kathy Griffin Complains After Killing Own Career in May

In a bizarre and wildly inappropriate response to her own dilemma, Kathy Griffin has taken to YouTube to complain to America. The self-proclaimed D-list celebrity made headlines back in May of 2017 when she posed for a number of photographs in which she recreated an ISIS-style beheading of U.S. President Donald Trump.  The stunt, clearly… Read More

POTUS Takes Major Step in North Korean Conflict with Latest Designation

There is a renewed sense of urgency permeating the tumultuous relationship between the United States and North Korea in 2017, and the U.S. has been responding efficiently to it. President Trump is an enormous part of why that is.  The businessman-turned-poltician is a no-nonsense guy of the umpteenth degree, and simply cannot allow the diminutive dictator… Read More

Social Justice Whack Jobs Call Cops on College Radio Host for…

There is a plague of political correctness currently enveloping our nation, and it is a scourge with major, fundamental repercussions. The left has been working extremely hard at nullifying American equality, replacing it with the tattered, socialist concept of equity instead.  This simply means that the left believes that all Americans should achieve the same… Read More

Video || Trump to Tackle Welfare Reform

Also infrastructure and a return to health care, he says before a Cabinet meeting today. Full Story Here White House Dossier November 20, 2017 12:45 pm Support Us

Al Franken’s Skeletons Now Emerging from Closet at Record Pace

The pervasive and perverse culture of leftist sexual misconduct continues to unravel before our very eyes this week, as Senator Al Franken finds himself again accused of heinous harassment. As with much of American culture following the incredible turnabout in Hollywood after Harvey Weinstein’s exposure as a pervert of the highest order, the story regarding Al… Read More

Bill Clinton still Won’t Explain his Presence on Pedophile’s Sex Plane

From the Daily Caller News Foundation: Former President Bill Clinton continues to remain silent about the 26 flights he took aboard convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s private jet, dubbed the “Lolita Express,” which reportedly offered underage girls to passengers to rape. Fox News wrote in 2016 that the Lolita Express, a Boeing 727 jet, was “reportedly outfitted… Read More

Duty, Honor, Country: Standing with Judge Roy Moore

“Duty, Honor, Country” Judge Roy Moore’s race for the U.S. Senate will determine the future makeup of the Supreme Court. Currently, the Republicans hold a slim 52-48 majority in the U.S. Senate. If the Democrats pick up the Alabama Senate seat, then they will be within easy striking distance of winning enough seats in the… Read More

Marines Train to Fuel Aircraft in Contaminated Environments

Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 trained in protective gear to keep aircraft in the fight while operating in a hazardous environment at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan. Full Story Here Defense.gov November 20, 2017 11:03 am Support Us

NATO Chief Stresses Unity of North Atlantic Alliance

Europe and North America, steadfast allies after two World Wars and the Cold War, remain united to confront today’s threats such as Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists and Russian adventurism, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at the Halifax International Security Forum. Full Story Here Defense.gov November 20, 2017 10:48 am Support Us

One Meme Liberals Need to See

If you’re like me, you no doubt have some liberal friends who just don’t seem to “get” the 2nd Amendment. They simply cannot understand how well-meaning people living in our day and age could “cling” so strenuously to our guns. They don’t understand how we just can’t get the “fact” that the Founding Fathers obviously… Read More

Officials Provide Details of Latest Strikes Against ISIS

U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 16 strikes consisting of 29 engagements Nov. 17-19, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported. Full Story Here Defense.gov November 20, 2017 6:48 am Support Us

Trump Must Feel Like No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

President Trump sat down in Asia with the president of China and devoted valuable time to springing from jail three UCLA basketball players who decided to try to steal stuff from a Louis Vuitton store in China. The players themselves thanked Trump, but one of their fathers, LaVar Ball, decided to use the moment to… Read More

10 fascinating facts about Robert F. Kennedy

On this day in 1925, Robert F. Kennedy was born in Brookline, Mass. Kennedy was one of the seminal figures of the 1960s and led a very public life before he was fatally shot on June 5, 1968, at a Los Angeles hotel. Kennedy was just 42 years old and in the midst of one… Read More

Trump Schedule || Monday, November 20, 2017

11:00 am || Receives his daily intelligence briefing 12:30 pm || Has lunch with Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson 1:30 pm || Meets with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley All times Eastern Live stream of White House briefing… Read More

Coalition Partner Forces Kill 9 ISIS Members in Southern Syria

On Nov. 16, coalition partner forces near At Tanf Garrison, Syria, killed nine Islamic State of Iraq and Syria fighters and destroyed several ISIS vehicles, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported. Full Story Here Defense.gov November 19, 2017 8:48 am Support Us

Read six different versions of the Gettysburg Address

There were five versions of the Gettysburg Address that were acknowledged by Abraham Lincoln in his lifetime. Here are those versions, along with the AP wire copy from November 1863. Key differences among the first four versions are in bold face type. Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, upon this continent,… Read More

Myths and mysteries about the Gettysburg Address

On this day in 1863, Abraham Lincoln gave his Gettysburg Address, widely considered one of the greatest speeches in American history. But even today, there are still a few points about the speech that are misunderstood. For example, some people think that President Lincoln took little time to prepare the speech for November 19, 1863,… Read More

Chester Alan Arthur’s brave, short presidency

Fewer leaders had lower public expectations than Chester Alan Arthur, but fewer people knew the 21st President was dealing with a terminal illness while he pressed for government reforms and tax cuts during his one term in office during the 1880s. On November 18, 1886, former President Arthur passed away in New York City, surrounded… Read More

Air National Guard Strikes Hard at ‘Combat Hammer’ Exercise

Airmen supported and piloted MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles during Operation Combat Hammer, the first operational air-to-ground weapons evaluation for the Air National Guard that includes the Reaper. Full Story Here Defense.gov November 17, 2017 2:18 pm Support Us

Air National Guard Strikes Hard at ‘Combat Hammer’ Exercise

Airmen supported and piloted MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles during Operation Combat Hammer, the first operational air-to-ground weapons evaluation for the Air National Guard that includes the Reaper. Full Story Here Defense.gov November 17, 2017 2:18 pm Support Us

Allied Spirit VII Exercise Showcases Integrated Training

Approximately 4,000 participants from 13 nations — Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States — are participating in Allied Spirit VII, a 7th Army Training Command-conducted multinational exercise in Germany that focuses on tactical interoperability and testing secure communications among NATO members. Full… Read More

Marshall Center Graduates Ready to Tackle Global Threats

In Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, 93 professionals from 41 countries graduated from the Program on Applied Security Studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, and take home new perspectives as “agents of change.” Full Story Here Defense.gov November 17, 2017 12:03 pm Support Us

Mattis Reviews Homeland Defense During Colorado Visit

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is getting briefings from officials at the National Space Defense Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to understand the various systems used and the role they play in the decision-making process. Full Story Here Defense.gov November 17, 2017 11:18 am Support Us

Face of Defense: Marine Aviator Draws Forward Air Controller Duty

A Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter pilot is serving as a forward air controller with 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, “Lava Dogs,” and fulfills the notion that every Marine is a rifleman. Full Story Here Defense.gov November 17, 2017 10:48 am Support Us

Video: Franklin Foer on the existential threat of big tech

Franklin Foer, national correspondent for The Atlantic, explores how tech platforms like Facebook, Apple, Amazon, and Google have transformed the way we think and produced a new culture of misinformation that is trampling values such as privacy, autonomy, and individuality. Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, moderates.  Full Story Here Constitution… Read More

Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported. Full Story Here Defense.gov November 17, 2017 6:35 am Support Us

10 reasons why America’s first constitution failed

It was 240 years ago today that the Articles of Confederation, the first American constitution, was sent to the 13 states for consideration. It didn’t last a decade, for some obvious reasons. On November 17, 1777, Congress submitted the Articles to the states for immediate consideration. Tow days earlier, the Second Continental Congress approved the… Read More

Transcom Commander: Visionaries Power American Progress

The commander of U.S. Transportation Command said it will take people with imagination to solve the problems of our age, but then asked, “Are we identifying and empowering those folks?” Full Story Here Defense.gov November 17, 2017 6:18 am Support Us

Trump Schedule || Friday, November 17, 2017

11:00 am || Receives his daily intelligence briefing 11:30 am || Hosts NCAA National Championship teams; State Floor 12:30 pm || Lunch with Vice President Pence 4:30 pm || Meets with Secretary of State Tillerson All times Eastern Live stream of White House briefing at 3:00 pm ******* My new biography of Steve Bannon, “Bannon, Always… Read More

‘Keep up the Good Fight,’ Apache Pilot Advises Deployed Service Members

“Keep up the good fight” is the advice Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Tyson Edkin would like to pass along to deployed service members. Edkin, an AH-64 Apache helicopter pilot with the 4-6 Attack Cavalry Squadron, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington, recently returned from his third deployment to Iraq.… Read More

Checkered Flag Training Exercise Hones All-Weather Fighter Operations

The 366th Fighter Wing “Gunfighters” from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, deployed to Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., to participate in this month’s large-scale aerial exercise Checkered Flag 18-1 and Combat Archer, a Weapons System Evaluation Program. Full Story Here Defense.gov November 16, 2017 3:50 pm Support Us

DoD Honors Top Civilian Employees in Pentagon Ceremony

Eight Defense Department employees received top departmental honors for their service, dedication and professionalism, and one of the honorees received the coveted DoD David O. Cook Excellence in Public Administration Award in the Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes. Full Story Here Defense.gov November 16, 2017 3:03 pm Support Us

District Court Halts Government’s Sanctuary Cities Enforcement Against Philadelphia

Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Judge Michael Baylson (E.D. Pa.) granted a preliminary injunction yesterday against the government’s enforcement of it’s anti-sanctuary cities moves against Philadelphia, and enjoyed AG Sessions from denying the city’s Byrne JAG grant for… Full Story Here Law Professor November 16, 2017 2:27 pm Support Us

Podcast: Tax reform and the Constitution

House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are currently working on a GOP tax reform bill to present to the President. Supporters of the bill argue that lowering tax rates and simplifying the tax code will boost the economy, while opponents argue that the benefits of the tax bill are concentrated to… Read More

Video: Hamilton’s vision of federalism, national authority, and judicial review

America’s leading federal judges and scholars discuss the constitutional vision of the rap star of the moment, Alexander Hamilton, exploring his views on the scope of presidential, congressional, and judicial power in America. This program features three back-to-back conversations and was presented in partnership with the Federal Judicial Center. Panel 1: Hamilton’s Vision Scholars use… Read More

Brain Injury Sufferers Find Benefits in Music Therapy Program

Past and present service members and family members suffering from traumatic brain injury can now take part in a music therapy program at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The program is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and the Defense Department. Full Story Here Defense.gov November 16, 2017 1:48 pm Support Us

Deputy Secretary Goes to the ‘Gemba’ to Examine Readiness

Deputy Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan returned from his first trip outside the Beltway as the Pentagon’s second-in-charge, armed with information to share with military leaders and Congress on improving readiness. Full Story Here Defense.gov November 16, 2017 1:03 pm Support Us

Alaska Natives Defended Their Territory 75 Years Ago

When the Japanese raided and occupied parts of Alaska during World War II, the Army called on native Alaskans to defend the northern territory. Full Story Here Defense.gov November 16, 2017 12:20 pm Support Us

Dunford: U.S. Military Advantage Over Russia, China Eroding

The U.S. military advantage against near-peer competitors is eroding, and America must invest in capabilities to ensure deterrence, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said at Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Full Story Here Defense.gov November 16, 2017 11:19 am Support Us

Tax reform and the Constitution

Joseph Fiskin and Steven Willis join National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen to look at potential constitutional issues related to tax reform measures under debate at Congress. House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are currently working on a GOP tax reform bill to present to the President. Supporters of… Read More

White House Dossier this Week

To everyone: My apologies, I know I have not been posting regularly this week. I thought I could, but it turns out I have been too busy promoting my book, “Bannon: Always the Rebel.” I will try to post occasionally this week and should be able to get back to a more regular schedule by… Read More

Philadelphia wins sanctuary city ruling in federal court

In a 128-page ruling, a federal judge said on Wednesday that the Justice Department can’t withhold grant funding from Philadelphia for not complying with federal “sanctuary city” polices. Senior Judge Michael Baylson from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania even disputed the use of the term “sanctuary city” in his… Read More

Trump Schedule || Wednesday, November 15, 2017

President Trump Tuesday night returned from his long trip to Asia. As far as I can tell, his schedule today mainly involves sleeping. ******* My new biography of Steve Bannon, “Bannon, Always the Rebel,” is now available. Please remember to give it a review on Amazon if you like it. Here’s an early newspaper review: “Now,… Read More

On this day, Wilson’s own rule helps defeat the Versailles Treaty

On November 15, 1919, a procedure introduced by Woodrow Wilson to the Senate, the cloture rule, backfired on the President as it helped lead to the defeat of a Versailles Treaty he personally negotiated in Paris. As an academic, Wilson specialized in study congressional procedures and as President, he soon became frustrated with the practice… Read More

Trump Schedule || Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 10:45 pm || Arrives at the White House from his trip to Asia All times U.S. Eastern ******* My new biography of Steve Bannon, “Bannon, Always the Rebel,” is now available. Please remember to give it a review on Amazon if you like it. Here’s an early newspaper review: “Now, at long… Read More

Supreme Court takes political clothing at polls case

On Monday, the Supreme Court accepted an appeal about the ability of a voter to wear clothing or campaign buttons at a polling place that endorses a political cause. The case of Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky had been before the nine Justices in private conference on five occasions until it was granted a court… Read More

Trump Schedule || Monday, November 13, 2017

11:15 pm || Participates in the 12th East Asia Summit Head of State and Government Luncheon; Philippine International Convention Center, Manila, Philippines 12:45 am || Participates in the 12th East Asia Summit plenary session; Philippine International Convention Center, Manila, Philippines 2:20 am || Departs Philippines en route to Hawaii and then Washington All times U.S.… Read More

Justices to rule on abortion foes’ rights

Taking on a deeply controversial question about the rights of abortion foes when they set up counseling and treatment centers for pregnant women, the Supreme Court agreed on Monday to review the constitutionality of a two-year-old California law setting rules on what those facilities tell patients. Specifically at issue is the centers’ claims that the… Read More

A birthday salute to Louis Brandeis

Today we celebrate the birthday of Justice Louis Brandeis, who make a lasting impact on American constitutional law both before and while he was a justice on the Supreme Court from 1916 to 1939. From Brandeis briefs to the right to privacy to a focus on pro bono work, Justice Brandeis shaped the development of… Read More

Benjamin Franklin’s last great quote and the Constitution

It was on this day in 1789 that Founding Father Benjamin Franklin wrote what was probably his last great quote, a saying about the Constitution and life that became true about five months later. In his time, Franklin may have been the most-quoted public figure of his generation. A publisher, entrepreneur and diplomat, Franklin became… Read More

Trump Schedule || Sunday, November 12, 2017

7:50 pm || Participates in a photo opportunity with President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines; Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines 8:00 pm || Participates in the opening ceremony of the 31st ASEAN Summit; Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines 9:15 pm || Meets with Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull of Australia; Sofitel Philippine… Read More

Trump Schedule || Saturday, November 11, 2017

9:20 pm || Meets with President Tran Dai Quang of Vietnam; Presidential Palace, Hanoi, Vietnam 9:50 pm || Participates in a business event; Presidential Palace, Hanoi, Vietnam 10:20 pm || Participates a joint press conference with President Quang of Vietnam; Presidential Palace, Hanoi, Vietnam 11:00 pm || Meets with the Secretary General of the Communist… Read More

Happy Veterans Day

Let’s all take a moment – or several – to honor those who fought to preserve our freedom. I thought you might like this piece by a veteran in US Defense Watch, which vividly describes what even vets who seem to be coping well face after they come home. Here’s an excerpt: Many vets experienced… Read More

10 facts about Presidents who were also Veterans

On Veterans Day, Constitution Daily looks at 10 Presidents who had first-hand experience serving in the military before they were elected to office and became commanders in chief. Of the 44 men who have served as President (remember, Grover Cleveland served twice) so far, 31 had some type of military experience, either in active service,… Read More

How Americans fought to restore Veterans Day to November

This Friday, millions of Americans will take time out to honor our military on the traditional time of 11:11 a.m. on November 11. But there was a time when Congress tried to move the holiday, only to face several years of strong public resistance. You may recall from history or civics class that the holiday… Read More

At APEC, Trump sticks to his populist trade message

From his remarks at the Asia-Pacific Economic Conference in Vietnam: When the United States enters into a trading relationship with other countries or other peoples, we will, from now on, expect that our partners will faithfully follow the rules just like we do. We expect that markets will be open to an equal degree on… Read More

Pennsylvania court will expedite big gerrymandering case

On Thursday, Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court said it would expedite hearings in a potentially major gerrymandering case with broader implications. The case in the commonwealth’s court is from a group challenging to 2011 redistricting maps, and it wants new maps drawn before the 2018 election, which involves federal and state offices. Pennsylvania’s Republican leaders are opposing the… Read More

Podcast: Is the fight against ISIS legal?

Is the battle against ISIS legal on constitutional grounds, or an overreach of executive authority? Those questions were before a federal appeals court in late October, after an Army captain sued the executive branch for lacking specific authorization from Congress to attack the terrorist group. Current President Donald Trump is now part of the case,… Read More

Semper Fi! Happy birthday to the Marine Corps

It was on this day in 1775 that the Continental Congress officially created the Marines to lead the fight “on land and at sea” for independence from the British. And today, the U.S. Marines are still going strong, staying true and leading by example on and off the battlefield. It was John Adams who introduced… Read More

FISA Court Says Groups Have Standing To Seek Court Rulings on Data Collection

Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School A sharply divided Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, sitting en banc for the first time in its history, ruled that the ACLU and Yale Law School’s Media Freedom and Information Clinic have standing to… Full Story Here Law Professor November 9, 2017 10:25 pm Support Us

On this day, the Berlin Wall comes to an end

On this day 28 years ago the Berlin Wall fell, marking the beginning of the end of the Soviet project, as on November 9, 1989 people started dismantling the iconic symbol of the Cold War. The Soviet Union’s 1936 Constitution contains 146 Articles, each guaranteeing the various peoples of the Comintern permanent rights springing from the… Read More

Video: Freedom of the press and national security in the era of Trump

Journalists and the government have a shared responsibility to protect the autonomy of the press, to keep the public duly informed, and to ensure accurate coverage of important issues affecting U.S. security. They must also grapple with the competing responsibilities to protect classified information from disclosure and to safeguard the public from deliberate misinformation or… Read More

Trump Schedule || Thursday, November 9, 2017

8:00 pm || Departs Beijing, China 12:25 am || Arrives Da Nang, Vietnam 1:30 am || Delivers remarks to the APEC CEO Summit; Ariyana Da Nang Exhibition Center 2:30 am || Participates in a veterans meet and greet; Hyatt Regency Da Nang Resort and Spa 8:00 am || Attends a gala dinner and cultural performance;… Read More

EPA Blows $1.5 Million on Parking, Some Spaces Never Used

A government agency with a sordid history paid $1.5 million for subsidized and unoccupied parking spaces in violation of executive orders designed to save taxpayer dollars and the environment by cracking down on parking subsidies in the federal workforce. The waste occurred over a two-year period at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) headquarters in Washington… Read More

Koffler’s Bannon Biography Available Now!

My new biography of Steve Bannon is ready to be shipped! Order today on Amazon and you will receive it Monday. I spent ten hours talking to Bannon, both before and after he left the White House, gaining a deep understanding of the man and his views. This is the book that tells you who… Read More

On this day, Supreme Court upholds baseball’s antitrust exemption

On November 9, 1953, the United States Supreme Court upheld a prior, controversial decision that allowed major league baseball to operate outside of the Sherman Antitrust Act. The one-paragraph, per-curium opinion left in place a decision from 1922 from the Court that found that baseball, at its highest level, was an exhibition and not subject… Read More

Trump Schedule || Wednesday, November 8, 2017

8:20 pm || Participates, with the first lady, in a welcome ceremony with President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China and Madame Peng Liyuan; Beijing, China 8:35 pm || Begins meetinst with President Xi; Beijing 10:45 pm || Participates in business event with President Xi 12:30 am || Meets with Premier Li Keqiang;… Read More

Democrat Announces He Will Impeach Trump for Christmas

Now that’s not holiday spirit, IMO. Actually, he said he would do it by Christmas, not for Christmas. Whatever. Democratic Rep. Al Green of the otherwise Great State of Texas has been threatening to impeach President Trump for months, but now he has put a timeline on it. And apparently, if he wants to, he… Read More

Senate Democrats Introduce New “Assault Weapons Ban”

According to the Washington Examiner: The bill — sponsored by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and other Senate Democrats — would make it illegal to sell more than 200 types of semi-automatic weapons as well as magazines holding more than ten rounds of ammunition. The proposal would also ban devices that ramp up firing speed, such… Read More

No, the Lesson of Virginia is Not that the GOP Needs to “Moderate” Itself

It’s like something out of the Marx Brothers. Every time the GOP runs an establishment candidate and loses, the solution offered by the Republican establishment and analysts in the press is for the Republicans to run more establishment candidates. John McCain loses? Well, here’s the solution – Mitt Romney! Mitt Romney loses? Well, here’s the… Read More

Trump Makes It Personal With Kim Jong-Un

President Trump today intentionally insulted North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, describing his state as a bastion of evil and suggesting he had failed his own grandfather. “North Korea is not the paradise your grandfather envisioned. It is a hell that no person deserves,” said Trump in his address to South Korea’s national assembly. Why is… Read More

That other big partisan gerrymander fight

The Supreme Court Justices are working their way through potential drafts for a ruling on a major Wisconsin case testing the constitutionality of partisan gerrymanders, but there is another big controversy over that question now moving along quite rapidly in lower courts.  That other dispute, unfolding in state and federal courts, tests the 2011 maps… Read More

Video: Hendrik Meijer on Arthur Vandenberg

Hendrik Meijer discusses his biography, Arthur Vandenberg: The Man in the Middle of the American Century, on the mid-20th century Michigan senator who evolved from America’s leading isolationist into its leading internationalist and spearheaded coalitions that continue to form the foundation of American foreign and domestic policy today. Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution… Read More

City’s Illegal Alien Defense Fund Gives $17,500 to Terrorist Front Group

Ohio’s capital city has launched a defense fund for illegal immigrants facing deportation and thousands of taxpayer dollars will go to the local chapter of a terrorist front group that promotes itself as a Muslim civil rights organization. The pot of cash is known as Columbus Families Together Fund and the Council on American Islamic… Read More

U.S. Blows $4.1 Million on Another Shoddy Project to Rebuild Afghanistan

In the latest of a slew of corrupt Afghanistan reconstruction projects, the U.S. government blew more than $4 million on a shoddy military training center in Kabul, according to a federal audit released this month. It’s part of a broader, fraud-infested initiative that nevertheless keeps receiving huge sums of American taxpayer dollars. When the Taliban… Read More

District Judge Partially Enjoins President’s Transgender Military Ban

Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In an Order and Opinion in Doe v. Trump, United States District Judge for the District of Columbia Colleen Kollar-Kotelly partially enjoined the president’s actions to limits the… Full Story Here Law Professor October 30, 2017 3:28 pm Support Us

Court Deals Blows to DOD’s Enhanced Vetting for Noncitizen Soldiers Seeking Citizenship

Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle (D.D.C.) ruled this week that the Defense Department’s enhanced vetting policies for noncitizen-soldiers who seek to apply for expedited citizenship under federal law likely violates the Administrative Procedure Act…. Full Story Here Law Professor October 28, 2017 3:25 pm Support Us

Court Denies Preliminary Injunction in Insurance-Subsidy, Obamacare Case

Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Judge Vince Chhabria (N.D. Cal.) today denied the states’ motion for a preliminary injunction in the their case against the Trump administration for halting cost-sharing reduction ("CSR") payments to insurance companies on the… Full Story Here Law Professor October 25, 2017 11:26 pm Support Us

No Surprise: SCOTUS Vacates Trump v. Hawai’i Travel Ban Certiorari

Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In an Order today the Court brought the litigation in Hawai’i v. Trump on Muslim Ban/Travel ban 2.0 to a close. The Order provides: We granted certiorari in… Full Story Here Law Professor October 24, 2017 3:25 pm Support Us

Border Agency Uses Slow Computers that Blackout, Can’t Screen Aliens with “Harmful Intent”

The computer system used by the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) front-line border protection agency is slow, frequently blacks out and can’t prevent the entry of inadmissible aliens with “harmful intent,” a disturbing federal audit reveals. Incredibly, thousands of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents rely on the flawed information technology (IT) system to fulfill… Read More

Daily Read: American Sociological Ass’n Takes Issue With CJ Roberts

Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In an open letter to Chief Justice Roberts, the President of the American Sociological Association, Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, responded to the Roberts’s comment during the Gill v. Whitford oral… Full Story Here Law Professor October 22, 2017 11:26 pm Support Us

Ninth Circuit Upholds Zoning Denial for Gun Store

Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The en banc Ninth Circuit ruled this week that a denial of a zoning permit to open a gun store did not violate the Second Amendment rights of local residents (to buy guns)… Full Story Here Law Professor October 22, 2017 11:26 pm Support Us

States Sue Trump Administration Over Obamacare Cost-Sharing Reimbursements

Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School As soon as President Trump announced last week that his administration would halt cost-sharing reimbursement payments to insurers on the Obamacare exchanges, 18 states and the District of Columbia sued, arguing that the… Full Story Here Law Professor October 22, 2017 11:26 pm Support Us

Daily Read: SCOTUS and Mistakes of Fact

Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In a report for Pro Publica, Ryan Gabrielson discusses the underlying truth claims in some recent United States Supreme Court opinions and finds them inaccurate. Perhaps most worrisome… Full Story Here Law Professor October 22, 2017 11:26 pm Support Us

Second Federal District Judge Issues Preliminary Injunction on Muslim Ban 3.0

Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law A few hours after Hawai’i District Judge Derrick Watson granted a nationwide preliminary injunction in Hawai’i v. Trump in an extensive order based largely on statutory grounds, Maryland… Full Story Here Law Professor October 22, 2017 11:26 pm Support Us

Federal District Judge Issues Preliminary Injunction on "Muslim Ban 3.0"

Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In the third iteration of the "Muslin Ban" or "Travel Ban" before the courts, federal District Judge Derrick Watson has issued an Order granting a nationwide preliminary injunction… Full Story Here Law Professor October 22, 2017 11:26 pm Support Us

The Take Care Case Against Trump

Check out Prof. Abbe Gluck’s piece at Vox setting out the case that President Trump is violating the Take Care Clause by purposefully undermining Obamacare (which, after all, is still federal law). We posted on the states’ case against President… Full Story Here Law Professor October 22, 2017 11:26 pm Support Us

Fourth Circuit Finds 40 Foot Highway Cross Violates Establishment Clause

Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law The state of Maryland owns and maintains a 40 foot "Latin Cross" situated on a traffic island taking up one-third of an acre at the busy intersection of… Full Story Here Law Professor October 22, 2017 11:26 pm Support Us

E-cigarette critics get research dollars from industry competitors

Some interesting news recently landed in Jeff Stier’s inbox. “Today’s a good day to quit smoking!” proclaimed an email from NYC Quits, part of a statewide tobacco control program that gives away free nicotine patches and gum every year. INBOX INVITE: New York City gives away free nicotine patches as part of it’s quit smoking… Read More