Colorado in focus: Companies need workers — but people keep getting high

Denver Post: Companies need workers — but people keep getting high Workers at McLane drive forklifts and load hefty boxes into trucks. The grocery supplier, which runs a warehouse in Colorado, needs people who will stay alert – but prospective hires keep failing drug screens. “Some weeks this year, 90 percent of applicants would test… Read More

Pennsylvania in focus: Pa. House GOP leaders on Democratic National Convention bonuses: We want state money back

The Patriot-News: Pa. House Republican leaders on Democratic National Convention bonuses: We want state money back State House Republican leaders have joined the chorus of critics angered by the cash-out of surpluses in the accounts of the “Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee” for the Democratic National Convention. And, they went one step further, demanding Thursday in… Read More

Wisconsin in focus: Lawmaker upset possible bailout of UW-Oshkosh Foundation could cost taxpayers

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Lawmaker upset possible bailout of UW-Oshkosh Foundation could cost taxpayers Worried that student scholarships and other support for the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh could be at risk, a settlement that could cost state taxpayers millions of dollars is being discussed to protect assets in the university’s beleaguered private foundation. A state senator warned Thursday such a “bailout” could have implications… Read More

Infamous Pharmaceutical Twerp Puts Up Big Money In Seth Rich Case

The tragic death of former DNC staffer Seth Rich has captivated the political world this week, as the mystery surrounding his murder has hit the mainstream. Maybe it’s the United States’ current obsession with murder mysteries, thanks in no small part to the podcast “Serial” and Netflix’s “Making a Murderer” series, but the Seth Rich… Read More

Report: Many Michigan families struggle with monthly expenses

LANSING – “Living in Michigan is expensive,” and “you do not have to be poor to experience financial hardship.” That is the conclusion drawn by Michigan League for Public Policy analyst Peter Ruark about the data revealed in the league’s “Making Ends Meet in Michigan” report. According to data released by the league, the average… Read More

Press Briefing on the FY2018 Budget

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 11:12 A.M. EDT DIRECTOR MULVANEY:  Good morning.  I wanted to make a brief statement before we start about things that are probably more important than the numbers.  And folks like me sometimes get caught up in the numbers.  I want to talk very briefly about what happened in Manchester,… Read More

Haupt: Justice and the political machine

 “Now and then an innocent man is sent to the legislature.” – Kin Hubbard, political humorist For those who are not familiar with Justitia, the symbol of law, she is the badge and emblem that mirrors the values and morals of free men in a nation of lawmakers. She stands for a society where men… Read More

U.S. Heroin Epidemic Takes A Hit With MASSIVE Poppy Field Bust in NC

The United States has been in the grips of a harrowing heroin epidemic in recent years, with overdose deaths skyrocketing from the addictive drug. Heroin use in the U.S. is rapidly expanding thanks to a two-pronged attack on our national sensibility, with preventative actions being stymied by political leftists and the Big Pharmaceutical lobby.  The… Read More

Pennsylvania in focus: Legislature moving internet gaming bill

The Senate Appropriations committee voted 24-2 on a bill that would permit gamblers to wager online, or buy traditional lottery tickets and play legalized fantasy sports from the comfort of their homes or the bustle of an airport. The bill also seeks to address a recent state Supreme Court decision that struck down a casino… Read More

Colorado in focus: Denver’s increasing population density takes its toll

A decade of high-density development and population growth inside Denver is devouring breathing room: Open space per resident has shrunk to less than the national norm. And people in the thick of it are chapped. “It is a new asphalt jungle,” said Allen Clark, owner of Clark’s Downing Street Auto Body, which he founded in… Read More

Remarks by the Vice President at Cajun Industries, Baton Rouge, LA

Cajun IndustriesBaton Rouge, Louisiana 1:48 P.M. CDT THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Hello, Louisiana!   It is great to be back, and it is my great honor to bring greetings from the 45th President of the United States of America — the man Louisiana voted for overwhelmingly last fall — President Donald Trump.  (Applause.)  Thank you all for coming out… Read More

Colorado’s economy shows strong growth, rural communities lag behind

New numbers crunched by the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office show Colorado is blazing a trail of robust economic growth, business optimism and very low unemployment. But despite numbers that show state economic growth as high as 5.1 percent, some economists and economic development officials in Colorado see challenges on the horizon. These include lagging… Read More

Epstein: Reality sets in for wealthiest state in country

A recent story in the Wall Street Journal foretells a grim financial future for Connecticut, the wealthiest state in the union by per capita income. Its great wealth, however, does not translate into financial stability. For this coming year, the state expects a $400 million shortfall in tax collections that will only compound its looming… Read More

Liberal Students Take Over College, Faculty “Not Safe”, Situation Ongoing

The liberal New Fascist movement has taken over Evergreen State College in Washington State, according to local police. Students at the minuscule liberal arts school in the Pacific Northwest have taken it upon themselves to forcefully seize control of the school’s library, barricading themselves inside, in what began as a protest and has devolved into… Read More

Presidential Sequestration Order for Fiscal Year 2018

SEQUESTRATION ORDER FOR FISCAL YEAR 2018PURSUANT TO SECTION 251A OF THE BALANCED BUDGETAND EMERGENCY DEFICIT CONTROL ACT, AS AMENDED By the authority vested in me as President by the laws of the United States of America, and in accordance with section 251A of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act (the “Act”), as amended, 2 U.S.C. 901a,… Read More

McCaleb: Public pensions in some ways mirror Madoff’s Ponzi scheme

“In a world full of lies, the most dangerous ones are those we tell ourselves.”  ― Diana B. Henriques HBO debuted its original movie on Ponzi-schemer Bernie Madoff over the weekend. Based on Henriques’ book “The Wizard of Lies,” the film (and book) tells the chilling tale of Madoff’s fraudulent investment scheme in which more than… Read More

Colorado in focus: Denver Mayor signs major sentencing reform bill

ABC 7: Denver Mayor signs major sentencing reform bill With a stroke of his pen, Denver’s mayor has responded to President Donald Trump’s executive orders on immigration.Mayor Michael Hancock signed a sentencing reform bill Thursday that will help protect immigrants who are here legally from being put at risk of deportation due to convictions for… Read More

Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Meetings with Italian President Sergio Mattarella and Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release May 24, 2017 President Donald J. Trump today held meetings with Italian President Sergio Mattarella and Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni.  The leaders discussed the alliance between the United States and Italy, as well as priorities in the areas of defense cooperation, counterterrorism, and efforts… Read More

Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release May 25, 2017 President Donald J. Trump met today in Brussels with European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.  The leaders reaffirmed the strong bond between the United States and Europe, anchored in shared values and longstanding friendship. The leaders… Read More

Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Meetings with the King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium and Prime Minister Charles Michel of Belgium

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release May 25, 2017 Yesterday, President Donald J. Trump visited the Royal Palace in Brussels to meet with King Philippe and Queen Mathilde and with Prime Minister Charles Michel of Belgium.  This visit marked the President’s first engagement with Belgian leadership. At the Royal Palace, President… Read More

Is Trump Going Soft on Global Warming Hoax After Papal Visit?

One of the fiercest tools of the globalist regime is the hoax they’ve long been perpetrating regarding so-called “global warming”. The idea is simple:  Faulty science and misconstrued data are used to imply that manmade greenhouse gas emissions are rapidly cooking our planet.  This supposed oven effect will melt the polar ice caps in short… Read More

After Attack on Christians in Egypt, Trump Has Harsh Words for Perpetrators

After a vicious attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt, U.S. President Donald Trump has taken a hard stance against their attackers. Christians have undoubtedly been the world’s most persecuted religious group of our modern times, with vile and vicious attacks being waged against them in a myriad of countries in innumerable ways.  The latest incident,… Read More

Colorado in focus: Utah a boogeyman waiting to steal Colorado’s growth

The Coloradoan: Utah a boogeyman waiting to steal Colorado’s growth When it comes to economic growth, there’s a boogeyman lurking to the west, waiting to lure Colorado-bound business out of the Centennial State. Colorado’s roads are leaving its economy vulnerable to its neighboring states, transportation advocates and the governor warned Tuesday. Utah has been dumping… Read More

Budget Request Seeks Greater Missile Defense Capabilities

WASHINGTON, May 26, 2017 — The Missile Defense Agency’s priority in the president’s fiscal year 2018 budget request is to deliver greater missile defense capability for the warfighter and to invest in advanced technology and future capabilities, MDA’s director of operations said here this week. Briefing reporters at the Pentagon, Gary Pennett noted that the… Read More

Statement from President Donald J. Trump

The alleged leaks coming out of government agencies are deeply troubling. These leaks have been going on for a long time and my Administration will get to the bottom of this. The leaks of sensitive information pose a grave threat to our national security. I am asking the Department of Justice and other relevant agencies… Read More

Cohn: Trump’s Views on Paris Climate Accord “Evolving”

Uh oh. You know what that means. When a president’s views are “evolving,” that means he feels he needs to take his time flip flopping so that it doesn’t look too much like he flip flopped. You know, like George H.W. Bush’s views on abortion “evolved” so he could be Reagan’s vice president. And Barack… Read More

Pennsylvania in focus: Steel vital to national security, industry pleads

The Trump administration’s investigation into whether imported steel threatens national security was enthusiastically greeted Wednesday by U.S. steelmakers, who said the best way to ensure the vitality of their industry is through a comprehensive approach to curbing unfairly traded imports. But others who testified at a U.S. Department of Commerce hearing in Washington, D.C., pleaded… Read More

Yet Another Civil War Display Falls To Revisionist History

On the cusp of the Memorial Day weekend, we are unfortunately burdened with reporting that yet another Civil War display has fallen to the whims of liberal revisionists. The bloodiest war that has ever taken place on American soil came to a conclusion at Appomattox Courthouse over 150 years ago, however, there are still lessons… Read More

Popular Video Games Series Makes Villains Out of Conservative Americans

It’s no secret that the mainstream media has long been a tool of the liberal left, but how far does their reach actually extend? There are the obvious outlets of New Fascist fodder:  CNN and nearly all of the other 24-hour cable “new” outlets, print magazines and newspapers, (for the time being), and almost all of Hollywood… Read More

Coalition Removes ISIS Leaders From Battlefield

SOUTHWEST ASIA, May 26, 2017 — Coalition airstrikes have removed senior Islamic State of Iraq and Syria military officials and planners from the battlefield. The elimination of three senior foreign fighters represents a significant degradation of the ISIS planning and operational capability, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials said. Terrorists Were Based in… Read More

Two Nominations Sent to the Senate Today

NOMINATIONS SENT TO THE SENATE: Callista L. Gingrich, of Virginia, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Holy See. George Nesterczuk, of Virginia, to be Director of the Office of Personnel Management for a term of four years, vice Katherine Archuleta, resigned. Full Story Here Whitehouse.gov/press May 26, 2017 2:21 pm Support… Read More

Statement by President Donald J. Trump on the Attack in Egypt

Terrorists are engaged in a war against civilization, and it is up to all who value life to confront and defeat this evil. This merciless slaughter of Christians in Egypt tears at our hearts and grieves our souls. Wherever innocent blood is spilled, a wound is inflicted upon humanity. But this attack also steels our… Read More

Trump Administration Keeps its Promise: Begins Removing Violent Gang Members, Criminals, and Predators from American Communities

This month, President Trump and his Administration took decisive action to fulfill the President’s promise to keep our communities safe. Just yesterday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced the arrests of nearly 200 individuals in Southern California. These arrests arise out of a five-day operation targeting at-large criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants, and immigration fugitives. Almost… Read More

DEA Blasted for Botching Operation, Lying to Coverup Wrongdoing

MAY 26, 2017 In the latest scandal to rock the beleaguered Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the agency covered up a series of failed operations in Honduras that killed four innocent civilians—including a 14-year-old boy and two pregnant women—and injured several others. The drug interdiction missions were conducted jointly by the DEA, U.S. State Department and… Read More

Green Road Project to Study Healing Effects of Nature

BETHESDA, Md., May 26, 2017 — It’s long been said that being outside, experiencing the sights and sounds of nature, can help ease our ailments, but there has been no physiological evidence to prove this theory. Now, researchers at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences here are embarking on a collaborative study seeking… Read More

Pence Tells Naval Academy Grads Era of Budget Cuts is Over

WASHINGTON, May 26, 2017 — Vice President Mike Pence told newly commissioned Navy and Marine Corps officers at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, that the era of defense budget cuts and shortages is over. Pence thanked the academy’s Class of 2017 for volunteering to be officers in America’s armed forces at a dangerous… Read More

President Donald J. Trump’s Weekly Address

Transcript: My fellow Americans, Each month families across the country work very, very hard to balance their budgets and to make the tough choices necessary to take care of their loved ones and to give their children opportunities they never had before. This is who we are as Americans – we take pride in leaving each new… Read More

Clinton Coughing Cacophony at Commencement Reignite Health Concerns

It seems that the only way Hillary Clinton can reign in concerns about her poor health is by staying in seclusion in her upstate NY estate. The former first lady, and embarrassingly ineffective democratic candidate for President in 2016, was obviously quite ill during her time campaigning against, and eventually losing to, Donald Trump.  Numerous… Read More

Texas Honor Guard Provides Final Salute to Veterans

AUSTIN, Texas, May 26, 2017 — Memorial Day is a federal holiday to remember those that have died while serving. For many people, this means a day off work and a good reason to fire up the grill and spend time with friends and family. For members of the Texas National Guard’s Military Funeral Honors… Read More

President Donald J. Trump Announces Presidential Delegation to the Republic of Ecuador to attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Lenín Moreno

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release May 23, 2017 President Donald J. Trump today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to attend the Presidential Inauguration of His Excellency Lenín Moreno on May 24, 2017. Mr. Michael J. Fitzpatrick, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South America, will lead the… Read More

Ten Nominations and One Withdrawal Sent to the Senate Today

NOMINATIONS SENT TO THE SENATE: Richard Ashooh, of New Hampshire, to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce, vice Kevin Wolf, resigned. J. Paul Compton, Jr., of Alabama, to be General Counsel of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, vice Helen R. Kanovsky, resigned. Brett Giroir, of Texas, to be Medical Director in the Regular Corps… Read More

Submarine Group 9 Conducts 'Tolling the Boats' Observance

SILVERDALE, Wash., May 26, 2017 — Submarine Group 9 sailors, veterans and visitors yesterday gathered in remembrance of the sailors and submarines that were lost during war at a “Tolling the Boats” observance held at Naval Base Kitsap’s Deterrent Park here. In the Navy, a submarine is referred to as a boat. The observance is… Read More

Statement from President Donald J. Trump on Ramadan

On behalf of the American people, I would like to wish all Muslims a joyful Ramadan.                During this month of fasting from dawn to dusk, many Muslims in America and around the world will find meaning and inspiration in acts of charity and meditation that strengthen our communities.  At… Read More

Remarks by the Vice President at the US Naval Academy Commencement Ceremony

United States Naval AcademyAnnapolis, Maryland  10:30 A.M. EDT THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Vice Admiral Carter, Acting Secretary Stackley, Admiral Richardson, General Walsh, all the members of the faculty, the Brigade of Midshipmen, to all the family and friends who traveled near and far to join in this special moment, and congratulations to the newest officers in… Read More

Mitt Romney Considering Run for the Senate?

Out West in Utah there are rumblings that longtime Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) may be leaning towards retirement, particularly if an “outstanding” candidate can be found to replace him. Now, there has been no word on just who would meet Hatch’s definition of “outstanding” but he is known to be a big fan of his… Read More

Bombshell: Comey’s FBI Caught Illegally Spying on Americans and then Sharing the Info with Unauthorized 3rd Parties!

New shoes continue to drop on the intelligence community with each passing day. While the worries that stem from the revelation that the Obama administration was routinely “unmasking” innocent American citizens had already created a major problem for our intelligence community, over the last few days those concerns have multiplied. Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) had… Read More

DEA Blasted for Botching Operation, Lying to Coverup Wrongdoing

MAY 26, 2017 In the latest scandal to rock the beleaguered Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the agency covered up a series of failed operations in Honduras that killed four innocent civilians—including a 14-year-old boy and two pregnant women—and injured several others. The drug interdiction missions were conducted jointly by the DEA, U.S. State Department and… Read More

Face of Defense: Airman Fights Leukemia Into Remission

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga., May 26, 2017 — “Just because someone has cancer, doesn’t mean they’re useless,” said Air Force Staff Sgt. Nicholas Worley, a 23rd Civil Engineer Squadron electrical systems craftsman assigned here. In January 2012, Worley was diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia, an uncommon form of blood cancer that starts in the… Read More

There is Evidence of Collusion, Maybe: and Other Democrat Fairytales

On Thursday we had two perfect examples of the lies Democrats tell themselves. Interestingly enough, the two examples go hand-in-hand. Democrat Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA) appeared on PBS with Charlie Rose to talk about what was going on with the investigation into the Russia fiasco. At one point in their conversation Rose pressed Schiff to… Read More

Fox News Retracts Seth Rich Story

This happened a couple of days ago, but I wanted you to be aware, given that I cited the story that ran on Fox News which stated that murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich had leaked thousands of emails to WikiLeaks. A Fox News statement didn’t exactly say the story was wrong. But it did remove… Read More

FBI Refuses to Comply with Order to Turn Over Comey Memos

A couple of weeks ago the House Oversight Committee sent a letter to the FBI asking to see the memos kept by former FBI Director James Comey that supposedly said that the President had tried to get Comey to “go easy” on former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. No one has ever seen the memos,… Read More

Video || Sean Spicer’s Spiciest Moments, Part Two

Okay, it’s Volume One from the Daily Caller, but I ran Volume Two first, so here it’s Part One here. Are we clear? Just a reminder of some of Sean’s best moments amid reports he is about to be given the hook. Personally, I’ve seen plenty of press secretaries, and I think Sean does pretty well,… Read More

President Trump’s First Budget Commits Significant Resources to Fight the Opioid Epidemic

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENTOFFICE OF NATIONAL DRUG CONTROL POLICYWashington, DC 20503 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Tuesday, May 23, 2017 CONTACT:ONDCP Public Affairs: 202-395-6618Mediainquiry@ondcp.eop.gov President Trump’s First Budget Commits Significant Resources to Fight the Opioid Epidemic FY 2018 budget request includes $27.8 billion in drug control efforts Washington, D.C. – Today, Richard Baum, Acting Director of National… Read More

Conservatives Call for “Structural Reforms” on Debt Ceiling

From the Daily Caller News Foundation: Top conservatives in the House said they are not supportive of a “clean” debt ceiling increase despite calls from administration officials for the bill to be void of any riders. Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney  — a former member of the House Freedom Caucus — and… Read More

Counter-ISIS Strikes Hit Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

SOUTHWEST ASIA, May 26, 2017 — U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria yesterday, conducting 30 strikes consisting of 88 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today. Officials reported details of yesterday’s strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.… Read More

‘Old Guard’ Soldiers Salute Fallen With ‘Flags-In’ Tribute

ARLINGTON, Va., May 26, 2017 — About 1,000 soldiers with the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, known as the “Old Guard,” kicked off the Memorial Day weekend yesterday by honoring America’s fallen heroes by placing U.S. flags at gravesites for service members buried at Arlington National Cemetery here and at the U.S. Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home… Read More

The Koran says Jerusalem is Jewish so Why Do Muslims Today Disagree?

Personal Note: Wednesday was Yom Yerushalayim, Jerusalem Day when supporters of Israel celebrate the day during the 6-Day-War when Israel reunited the holy city of Jerusalem, and for the first time in almost 20 years Jews had access to the holy sites in East Jerusalem. For me the holiday is a split decision. I am ecstatic… Read More

Video || The American Tradition of Politicians Body-Slamming Journalists

Well, it turns out that guy in Montana who body-slammed a reporter went ahead and got elected to a House seat anyway. Everyone seems surprised, but it doesn’t seem to have occurred to anyone on the Washington mainstream media that body-slamming a reporter, particularly one so dripping with metrosexuality — Oh, you broke my glasses!… Read More

Trump Invades Montenegro

Oh no, now it’s gotten really bad. First, he pushes past the prime minister of the proud nation of Montenegro. Now he’s gone and invaded the place. Will Trump ever just cut it out? Here is the video, captured by the Russians, I think, of Trump shoving the leader of the Montenegrans — Is that… Read More

Rich No More

From “The Mad Patriots” 05.18.17 “Federal agents have confirmed that the most troubling rumors were true: a Democratic National Committee staffer who was murdered on July 10 of last year was responsible for leaking thousands of emails to WikiLeaks. According to law enforcement sources who spoke to Fox News, the DNC’s Seth Rich was in… Read More

Defining Deviancy Down: A Culture Going Insane

People have lost their minds. It didn’t happen overnight. It’s taken some time to rid the universe of a Creator who endows us with certain inalienable rights and who is also the “Supreme Judge of the world,” as the Declaration of Independence puts it. You can’t have one without the other. You can’t claim to have inherent… Read More

News You Can Use for May 26, 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

Fourth Circuit En Banc Upholds Injunction Against President’s “Travel Ban”

In its opinion in International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP)  v. Trump, heard by the en banc court without an intervening panel decision, the court affirmed in almost every respect Maryland District Judge Theodore Chuang’s Opinion and nationwide injunction against the President’s March 6, 2017 Executive Order “Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The… Read More

Trump Schedule || Friday, May 26, 2017

President Trump today is in Taormina in Sicily, Italy, for a meeting of the G7 leaders. Related Posts Full Story Here White House Dossier May 25, 2017 9:24 pm Support Us

Hypocrite Media Ignores Democrat’s Violence and Arrest

If you’ve been paying any attention at all you may have noticed that offer the last day the media has been talking an awful lot about the Congressional race in Montana. It’s a special election and an important one, but the media has focused on that race simply because the Republican candidate there got too… Read More

Modernization, Replacement Programs Constitute Nuclear Deterrence Priority

WASHINGTON, May 25, 2017 — Modernization and replacement programs for elements of the U.S. nuclear triad are the first priority for the Defense and Energy departments, the Air Force and the Navy in fiscal year 2018, officials and military officers told a House panel this morning. Testifying before the House Armed Services Strategic Force Subcommittee… Read More

National Guard Contributes to U.S.-Egypt Strategic Partnership

SINAI PENINSULA, Egypt, May 25, 2017 — A recent ceremony in which a Minnesota National Guard infantry battalion handed over responsibility for the Multinational Force and Observers mission here to an incoming Massachusetts National Guard infantry battalion might have been a newsworthy event 16 years ago — today, the extraordinary has become routine. In the… Read More

Marine Advisors Train Afghan Soldiers, Police

BOST AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, May 25, 2017 — Marine advisors with Task Force Southwest are advising, assisting and training their Afghan 505th Zone National Police counterparts during the first month of their deployment here in Helmand province, Afghanistan. With the transfer of authority between Task Force Forge and Task Force Southwest, the advisors set their sights… Read More

ISIS-Planted Explosives Caused Civilian Deaths in Mosul Strike

WASHINGTON, May 25, 2017 — Secondary explosions of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria-placed munitions were responsible for the deaths of 105 civilians in Mosul, Iraq, in March, according to the results of a DoD investigation into the tragedy. Air Force Brig. Gen. Matthew Isler told Pentagon reporters that there is no way the munition… Read More

President: NATO Member Nations Must Increase Defense Spending

WASHINGTON, May 25, 2017 — President Donald J. Trump called for NATO member nations to step up and pay their “fair share” of defense spending in the fight against global terrorism. The president made his remarks today in Brussels at the unveiling of the NATO 9/11 Memorial during a stop at the new NATO headquarters… Read More

Laser Surgery Tool Improves Oral-Dental Care at Sea

USS RONALD REAGAN AT SEA, May 25, 2017 — The USS Ronald Reagan’s dental officer used a laser to perform a lingual frenectomy on Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Steven Wright, from Newark, New Jersey, to treat his ankyloglosia, or tongue-tied syndrome. During a frenectomy, Navy Capt. Jaime Quejada explained, the lingual frenulum, the band… Read More

A rite of passage for “G.G.” — now Gavin Grimm

Gavin Grimm, the Virginia youth who has been praised by federal judges for his maturity in pursuing his legal claims as a transgender boy, has now officially become the master of his case.  He reached age 18 earlier this month, so two federal courts have now changed his ongoing case title.  Now it is Gavin Grimm… Read More

Supreme Court Scorecard (Updared 5/25/2017): The current term

The Supreme Court is heading toward the home stretch of an eventful and unusual term. Here is a quick update of the major cases heard in Court since October, with a few other cases left undecided. In some ways, the 2016 Term has been dominated by the wait for a ninth Justice to replace the… Read More

Trump: Middle East Leaders Agreed to Stop Funding Islamism

President Trump today indicated that Muslim leaders he met with in Saudi Arabia earlier this week agreed to stop funding the ideologies that lead to to terrorism. Trump said during remarks in Brussels: This call for driving out terrorism is a message I took to a historic gathering of Arab and Muslim leaders across the… Read More

Trump Orders Investigation of Leaks

Finally, President Trump has ordered his administration to get to the bottom of the many leaks undermining his presidency and our national security. It seems that the United Kingdom’s decision to stop sharing information with us about the Manchester attack because of leaks has finally given him cover to try to put a stop to… Read More

Live Stream || Trump Speaks to NATO

Scheduled to begin at 10:15 am U.S. Eastern Time. [embedded content] Related Posts Full Story Here White House Dossier May 25, 2017 8:41 am Support Us

Obama Bashes Trump While Both are in Europe

Can somebody please explain to me why the former president, whose policies were rejected at the polls in November, is in Europe at the same time as the current president bashing his policies? Is there any notion in Barack Obama’s mind that maybe he shouldn’t be criticizing the U.S. president on foreign soil, at least… Read More

Fourth Circuit Says Case Challenging NSA Upstream Surveillance Can Move Forward

The Fourth Circuit ruled yesterday that a case challenging the NSA’s upstream surveillance program can move forward. The ruling reverses a district court ruling that dismissed the case for lack of standing, citing Clapper v. Amnesty International. The Fourth Circuit distinguished Clapper, however, and let the case move forward. In short, the two key differences… Read More

It was 230 years ago today the Constitutional Convention began

It was 230 years ago the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia started in earnest and the first votes were taken at what is now called Independence Hall. The delegates who gathered in Philadelphia on May 25, 1787 knew they were there for an important reason – the system of federal and state government under the Articles… Read More

U.S., Coalition Strikes Target ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

SOUTHWEST ASIA, May 25, 2017 — U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria yesterday, conducting 34 strikes consisting of 78 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today. Officials reported details of yesterday’s strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.… Read More

Face of Defense: Marine Corps Service Strengthens Brothers’ Bond

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C., May 25, 2017 — Darkness looms over the Marine recruits as they crawl under tangles of barbed wire through muddy trenches. As the recruits yell encouragements to each other to complete the obstacle, one duo literally drag each other to the finish line. One will not leave the… Read More

The debate over Confederate monuments and how to remember the Civil War

On May 19, a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee was removed from a major traffic circle in New Orleans. It was the last of four public displays designated for removal by the city council in December 2015. The monuments included tributes to Confederate President Jefferson Davis and General P.G.T. Beauregard, as well as a… Read More

Trump Schedule || Thursday, May 25, 2017

President Trump today is in Brussels, Belgium meeting with European Union and NATO leaders. Related Posts Full Story Here White House Dossier May 24, 2017 8:35 pm Support Us

Counter-ISIS Campaign Progresses in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, May 24, 2017 — Counterterrorism efforts in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan are proving successful, the commander of U.S. Air Forces Central Command told Pentagon reporters today. Air Force Lt. Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian, briefing reporters from Baghdad via teleconference, said supporting the Iraqi security forces in the fight to liberate the key city of… Read More

Dunford Urges New Air Force Officers to Lead in Academy Graduation Address

WASHINGTON, May 24, 2017 — While the new officers of the Air Force Academy‘s Class of 2017 must never stop learning, it’s time to lead, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said at graduation ceremonies in Colorado Springs, Colorado, today. Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford thanked the 979 graduates for answering the call… Read More

National Guard Chief Highlights Force Readiness, Excellence to Congress

WASHINGTON, May 24, 2017 — The citizen soldiers and airmen of the National Guard stand ready to protect and defend the nation, thanks to the continued support from Congress, the chief of the National Guard Bureau told a congressional hearing today.  The National Guard is the most capable it has been in its 380-year history,… Read More

Republican Under House Ethics Probe as Dem Colleagues Get Away with Similar Offense

MAY 24, 2017 Why is the House Ethics Committee selectively investigating a Republican lawmaker for publicly commenting on classified material while two Democrats who committed similar acts go unscathed? It appears to be a new low for the notoriously remiss panel that’s charged with investigating and punishing corrupt legislators but instead has a long tradition… Read More

Cybercom: Pace of Cyberattacks Have Consequences for Military, Nation

WASHINGTON, May 24, 2017 — The intensifying pace of international conflict and cyber events has consequences for the U.S. military and for the nation at large, Navy Adm. Michael S. Rogers, commander of U.S. Cyber Command, told a House panel yesterday. Rogers, also director of the National Security Agency, testified before the House Armed Services… Read More

Manchester Can Thank Obama and Clinton for Making Libya A Terrorist Haven

The latest news indicates that the British-born citizen of Libyan extraction who committed terrorist bombing in Manchester this week had ties to Islamists in his parent’s home country. Now you remember who is responsible for the situation in Libya, don’t you? From the Washington Post: In Libya, meanwhile, an official said counterterrorism authorities have arrested… Read More

Military Airstrikes Hit ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

May 24, 2017 — U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria yesterday, conducting 12 strikes consisting of 32 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today. Officials reported details of yesterday’s strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports. Strikes in… Read More

Republican Under House Ethics Probe as Dem Colleagues Get Away with Similar Offense

MAY 24, 2017 Why is the House Ethics Committee selectively investigating a Republican lawmaker for publicly commenting on classified material while two Democrats who committed similar acts go unscathed? It appears to be a new low for the notoriously remiss panel that’s charged with investigating and punishing corrupt legislators but instead has a long tradition… Read More

Understanding Michael Flynn’s Fifth Amendment case

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn seemingly won’t comply with congressional subpoenas to produce records related to a Senate investigation. What’s the constitutional basis for this controversy and can the Senate hold Flynn in contempt? On Monday, Flynn’s lawyers said he wouldn’t act on a subpoena from the Senate Intelligence Committee, which asked the retired… Read More

New Wearable Technology Designed to Lighten Load for Marines

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va., May 24, 2017 — Marine Corps Systems Command‘s Marine Expeditionary Rifle Squad team has partnered with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory to create a boot insert prototype to help improve Marines’ health and performance. The Mobility and Biomechanics Insert for Load Evaluation, or MoBILE, technology is handmade by… Read More

Navy Engineers Build Structures, Bonds in Djibouti

CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti, May 24, 2017 — “Back. Front. Back. Back. Front.” A muddy trickle of sweat trailed down Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Lacy P’Pool’s face, her voice gently directing a hand-clapping game with the little boy.  “Front. Back. Back. Front.” The strikingly dissimilar duo rhythmically patted each other’s hands in sync during the Seabees’… Read More

Arctic Challenge Exercise Aims to Increase Interoperability

ROVANIEMI AIR BASE, Finland, May 24, 2017 — Twelve F-15C Eagles and approximately 200 personnel from the 493rd Fighter Squadron, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, and two KC-135 Stratotankers and over 30 personnel from the 351st Air Refueling Squadron, RAF Mildenhall, England, deployed to bases in Finland and Sweden for Arctic Challenge 2017. Multinational Exercise… Read More

Breaking down the 25th amendment: What you need to know

The 25th amendment to the Constitution is getting a bit of public attention these days. So what does the amendment do and why does it remain a hot topic, since its ratification in 1967? In the current debate over the amendment, critics of President Donald Trump want it invoked to remove Trump from office in… Read More

States seek to protect health care subsidies

A group of 15 states plus Washington, D.C., moved on Thursday to try to head off what they called a “death spiral” for the health insurance law still in operation from the Obama Administration. They filed court papers to defend billions of dollars in subsidies that continue to be paid to health insurance companies to help reduce… Read More

Judge finds new legal protection for transgender people

For the first time, a federal disability rights law has been interpreted to give legal protection to transgender people against discrimination.  A Pennsylvania judge did so by giving a narrow reading to a phrase in that law that says it does not apply to individuals with “gender identity disorders.” U.S. District Judge Joseph F. Leeson, Jr., of… Read More

Trump lawyers miss key court deadline in immigration case

Lawyers for the Trump Administration have missed a court-ordered deadline for turning over a document that gave President Trump a way to justify his immigration restrictions without aiming them specifically at Muslims.  The document is said to be a paper prepared by former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani at Donald Trump’s request. Friday was… Read More

A Senate referee could hold the keys to health care changes

Over the next few months, the Senate will debate its version of the Obamacare health care repeal passed by the House, and a little-known official could play an important role in what changes get included in the Senate’s version of the bill. Earlier in May, the House sent its 1,600-page plus legislation to the Senate… Read More

Court puts new limits on racial gerrymandering

State legislatures may not move more black voters into an election district to give them a majority if they already make alliances with white voters that allow them to get their preferred candidates elected, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Monday.  The federal Voting Acts does not require a “racial gerrymander” of that kind, and… Read More

The 25th Amendment makes presidential disability a political question

In this excerpt from The Atlantic, Jeffrey Rosen explains how nothing in the 25th amendment stops the vice president, Cabinet, and Congress from determining the president is “unable” to hold office, as a political decision. Last week, in The New York Times, Ross Douthat became the latest and perhaps most prominent advocate of using the… Read More

Did Trump administration concede a key sanctuary city point?

The Justice Department wants a federal judge to drop or amend an injunction against President Trump’s sanctuary city executive order, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made a key change to lessen the policy’s potential impact on states, counties and cities. On Monday night, the Justice Department filed paperwork with the Northern District of California… Read More

10 fascinating facts about John Hancock

John Hancock and his signature are two of the best-known elements related to the Declaration of Independence. But how much do you know about the former president of the Continental Congress? On May 24, 1775, Hancock was named as the presiding officer over the Second Continental Congress, which was meeting in Philadelphia to discuss the… Read More

Wisconsin seeks delay in partisan gerrymander ruling

State officials in Wisconsin asked the Supreme Court on Monday to put on hold a federal court ruling that fashioned a new test for judging the constitutionality of partisan gerrymandering – the drawing of election districts specifically to favor one party’s candidates over the other’s.   The case of Gill v. Whitford is one of the most closely-watched cases on… Read More

Trump Meets Pope Who Once Said He Wasn’t a Christian

President Trump met with Pope Francis today. Looked a little awkward, and for good reason. [embedded content] As you may remember, Trump got under Fancis’s skin last year when he suggested the Mexicans were using him, during a visit he was making to the country, to advance their opposition to a wall along the Mexican… Read More

Face of Defense: Sailor-Chef Excels at Culinary Competition

BREMERTON, Wash., May 24, 2017 — When Naval Hospital Bremerton’s Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher Wojcik agreed to participate in the 69th Annual Armed Forces Festival’s Culinary Arts Competition, he was ready. Somewhat. Wojcik, a Navy culinary specialist, had approached a family member and asked for his secret recipe to use in preparing for the… Read More

DOJ Tightens Sanctuary Cities EO and Moves to Reconsider Court’s Injunction

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 DOJ Tightens Sanctuary Cities EO and Moves to Reconsider Court’s Injunction AG Jeff Sessions issued a memo yesterday tightening President Trumps “sanctuary cities” executive order. The government then asked Judge Orrick to reconsider his earlier preliminary injunction halting the EO. We posted on Judge Orrick’s order here, with links to earlier… Read More

Video || Melania Hand Swat: The Rome Edition

Well, she did it again. Here are President Trump and Mrs. Trump landing in Rome, and she again refuses to take his hand. [embedded content] As you can see, she gets a nice little pat in the ass instead. She did it before in Israel. [embedded content] Now, of course, it could be that she’s… Read More

Trump Schedule || Wednesday, May 24, 2017

President Trump is in Rome today, where he will meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican. He will also meet with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni before moving on Wednesday to Brussels, Belgium for a NATO Summit and meetings with EU leaders on Thursday. While in Belgium, he will gather with the country’s King Philippe… Read More

State Dept. Redacts Big Chunks of $22.8 Mil Contract to Resettle Muslim Refugees

MAY 23, 2017 The U.S. government spends billions of dollars to “resettle” foreign nationals and transparency on how the money is spent depends on the agency involved. Judicial Watch has been investigating it for years, specifically the huge amount of taxpayer dollars that go to “voluntary agencies”, known as VOLAGs, to provide a wide range… Read More

Brennan: Contacts and Interactions Do Not Mean Collusion

[embedded content] Sorry to disappoint. Okay, you want corruption related to the Soviet Union? Here. Bill Clinton’s trip to Kazakhstan in 2005, while Hillary Clinton was a senator and preparing to run for president. [embedded content] Don’t forget the $500,000 Bill was paid for a speech in Moscow in 2010, while his wife was Secretary… Read More

North American Defense Leaders Agree on Need for Cooperation

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2017 — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis hosted the third North American Defense Ministerial meeting yesterday with Canadian Defense Minster of Harjit Sajjan, Mexican Defense Secretary Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos, and Adm. Vidal Soberón, secretary of the Mexican navy. The NADM is the defense component of North American regional cooperation efforts, chief Pentagon spokesperson… Read More

Official: Budget Request Allows DoD to Get Ready, Balanced, More Lethal

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2017 — The president’s fiscal year 2018 defense budget request furthers the administration’s strategy to “get ready, get balanced and get bigger and more lethal,” DoD budgeteers told reporters at the Pentagon today. John P. Roth, performing duties as the DoD comptroller, and Army Lt. Gen. Anthony R. Ierardi, the Joint Staff’s… Read More

Pentagon Spokesman Describes U.S. Raid in Yemen

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2017 — Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula is a formidable terror group that remains intent on attacking Americans and the U.S. homeland, Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, director of Pentagon press operations, told reporters today. Davis addressed yesterday’s U.S. Special Operations counterterrorism raid that killed seven al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula operatives in… Read More

DIA Director Testifies on Top Five Global Military Threats

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2017 — North Korea, Russia, China, Iran and extremist organizations are the top five military threats facing the nation, the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency said here this morning. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Vincent R. Stewart testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee to discuss worldwide threats. Also testifying today was… Read More

State Dept. Redacts Big Chunks of $22.8 Mil Contract to Resettle Muslim Refugees

MAY 23, 2017 The U.S. government spends billions of dollars to “resettle” foreign nationals and transparency on how the money is spent depends on the agency involved. Judicial Watch has been investigating it for years, specifically the huge amount of taxpayer dollars that go to “voluntary agencies”, known as VOLAGs, to provide a wide range… Read More

Trump to the Israelis and Palestinians: Let’s Make a Deal

President Trump Tuesday offered up the dubious proposition that the Palestinians are ready for peace with Israel. As far as I’ve observed, the Palestinians are always ready to make a deal, until it comes time to make a deal. And they suggest they are ready to live with Israel, but teach their children to throw… Read More

Video || Trump Offers Condolences to the United Kingdom

“Young, beautiful, innocent people . . . murdered by “evil losers in life,” President Trump said, adding, “I won’t call them monsters, because they would like that term . . . I will call them, from now on, losers.” [embedded content] Related Posts Full Story Here White House Dossier May 23, 2017 6:00 am Support… Read More

Special Counsel Appointment Docs and Regs

Sunday, May 21, 2017 Special Counsel Appointment Docs and Regs Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein’s press release announcing the appointment of former FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III to serve as Special Counsel is here. The appointment order is here. The order includes the following authority: to conduct the investigation confirmed by then-FBI Director James B.… Read More

Massive Security Operation Protecting Trump in Israel

One can only imagine what it must take to protect a president traveling  in Saudi Arabia and Israel. And next he’s off to Europe, where terrorism is now abundant. Not a simple trip. [embedded content] Related Posts Full Story Here White House Dossier May 22, 2017 3:29 pm Support Us

Video || Trump Arrival Ceremony in Israel

I’m a sucker for the grandeur of events such as these, so I give you video showing the entire arrival ceremony earlier today in Israel. If you want to skip a head to Trumps, Remarks, they begin at about 21:10. “We love Israel; we respect Israel. And I send your people the warmest greetings from… Read More

Video || Trump Visits the Western Wall

In Jerusalem. In Israel. You can see Ivanka and Jared Kushner, who are Orthodox Jews, tagging along. [embedded content] Related Posts Full Story Here White House Dossier May 22, 2017 9:02 am Support Us

Video || Trump Welcomed in Saudi Arabia With Traditional Sword Dance

And he even joins in, looking about as natural as you would imagine a real estate magnate from Queens hanging with the locals in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. I’m wondering if the Secret Service agreed in advance to choreography that put a sword litterally on the president’s neck, of if that was just a pleasant surprise… Read More

Video || Notre Dame Students Walk Out on Pence Commencement Address

Looks like only a relative handful of young totalitarian dummies who approve of free speech as long as they agree with it. Glad they got booed, but I’m sure they still thoroughly enjoyed the experience. [embedded content] Related Posts Full Story Here White House Dossier May 22, 2017 4:43 am Support Us

Russia Special Counsel Mueller Worked with Radical Islamic Groups to Purge Anti-Terrorism Training Material Offensive to Muslims

MAY 18, 2017 Now that Robert Mueller has been appointed special counsel to investigate if Russia influenced the 2016 presidential election it’s worth reiterating his misguided handiwork and collaboration with radical Islamic organizations as FBI director. Judicial Watch exclusively obtained droves of records back in 2013 documenting how, under Mueller’s leadership, the FBI purged all… Read More

Partnerships Enable Digital Inclusion in San José

In this episode of GoldsmithOnGov, San José Mayor Sam Liccardo discusses efforts to bolster digital inclusion in his city by convening the private, nonprofit, and public sectors. The California mayor is engaging partners such as Facebook that are responding to his call to bring innovative technologies to San José. Read more: A Model for Closing… Read More

Privacy and Public Engagement in Seattle’s Open Data Policy

The City of Seattle, Washington was one of the first U.S. cities to pursue open data, creating the first iteration of its open data portal in 2010 under Mayor Michael McGinn, a prominent proponent of government transparency. Since then, Seattle has established itself as a leader in open data, consistently increasing the volume and accessibility… Read More

Smart Advisors in the Front Office: Designing Employee-Empowering and Citizen-Centric Services

Smart Advisors in the Front Office: Designing Employee-Empowering and Citizen-Centric Services Tobias Giesbrecht, Hans Jochen Scholl and Gerhard Schwabe Government Information Quarterly Volume 33, Issue 4, October 2016 Description: The authors discuss how front-line civil servants can transition from being administrators of government-centric and transaction-oriented services to offering the personalized services that the modern public… Read More

The City as Innovation Machine

The City as Innovation Machine Richard Florida, Patrick Adler and Charlotta Mellander Regional Studies Volume 51, Issue 1, January 2017 Description: This paper argues that innovation and entrepreneurship are not just products of cities and greater metropolitan areas but that innovation and entrepreneurship require cities to thrive. Indeed, the authors contend that urban areas are… Read More

Partnerships Enable Digital Inclusion in San José

In this episode of GoldsmithOnGov, San José Mayor Sam Liccardo discusses efforts to bolster digital inclusion in his city by convening the private, nonprofit, and public sectors. The California mayor is engaging partners such as Facebook that are responding to his call to bring innovative technologies to San José. Read more: A Model for Closing… Read More

How to Drive Both Performance and Innovation in City Government

In this episode of GoldsmithOnGov, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer asserts that driving both an innovation agenda and performance improvements requires intentionality. The city’s performance program, LouieStat, emphasizes training employees in problem-solving, not just collecting data. And, innovation must have dedicated resources or it won’t get sufficient attention or results. Read more: How Louisville, Ky. is… Read More

Using Measurement to Drive Results in Providence

In this episode of GoldsmithOnGov, Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza discusses restructuring Providence Talks, an important program he inherited that is working to close the “word gap” between low-income children and their higher-income peers. By focusing on long-term systems building, comprehensive measurement, and specific, tangible goals, Elorza is empowering employees and holding the city accountable for… Read More

Effective Analytics Outreach to Departments in New Orleans

The City of New Orleans’ Office of Performance and Accountability (OPA), the city’s home for data-driven improvements, has had notable successes in using analytics to reduce fire risk and address blight. These programs originated through OPA’s performance management work and with ad-hoc requests from departments. As the city’s data capacity matured and OPA completed more… Read More

D.C. Circuit Tosses Backpage.com’s Challenge of Senate Subpoena

The D.C. Circuit ruled yesterday that Backpage.com’s challenge to a subpoena issued by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations was moot. The court dismissed Backpage.com’s case and vacated earlier district court rulings. The case arose when the Subcommittee sought to enforce its subpoena for Backpage.com documents to aid its investigation into the web-site’s facilitation of… Read More

How Government's Data Can Be Truly Useable

In honor of the recent Open Data Day, here’s what might seem a counterintuitive suggestion: Let’s stop celebrating open data. Why? A little history: It was back in early 2010 when a groundbreaking open data ordinance was introduced in the New York City Council. It became law two years later and provided a presumption that… Read More

Constitution Daily

Constitution Daily https://constitutioncenter.org/blog Smart conversation from the National Constitution Center 2017-05-18T21:46:00+00:00 en-US hourly 1 http://expressionengine.com/ https://constitutioncenter.org/blog/ask-jeff-about-the-constitution 2017-05-18T21:46:00+00:00 https://constitutioncenter.org/blog/ask-jeff-about-the-constitution#When:21:46:00Z Once again, we invite you to submit your questions about the Constitution, the Supreme Court and more to Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center. Rosen will answer your questions in a special upcoming episode of We… Read More

Russia Special Counsel Mueller Worked with Radical Islamic Groups to Purge Anti-Terrorism Training Material Offensive to Muslims

MAY 18, 2017 Now that Robert Mueller has been appointed special counsel to investigate if Russia influenced the 2016 presidential election it’s worth reiterating his misguided handiwork and collaboration with radical Islamic organizations as FBI director. Judicial Watch exclusively obtained droves of records back in 2013 documenting how, under Mueller’s leadership, the FBI purged all… Read More

Suffolk County Prosecutors Helped Boston Slayer Avoid Deportation after 2 Crimes

MAY 17, 2017 After committing two crimes state prosecutors agreed to reduced charges against the African immigrant who recently murdered two Massachusetts doctors, allowing him to dodge deportation. This crucial information is being ignored by the mainstream media but a Boston newspaper exposed it this week and it’s especially alarming because it appears to be… Read More

On this day, Abraham Lincoln is GOP nominee in an upset

On May 18, 1860, former Congressman Abraham Lincoln upset the Republican front runner, William Seward, at the party’s second convention in Chicago, setting in motion the eventual regional split that became the Civil War. At that time, the newly formed Republican Party was concentrated in the Northern and Midwestern states, and almost any of its… Read More

Plessy’s place in the list of worst Supreme Court decisions

On May 18, 1896, the Supreme Court’s Plessy v. Ferguson decision upheld the legality of racial segregation in America. Plessy was later overturned, and it holds a controversial place in the Court’s legacy. Legal experts and historians have relegated Plessy to the “dustbin of history.” Back in 2009, journalist David Savage, writing for the ABA… Read More

What the Founders thought about impeachment and the President

One of the most hotly debated clauses in the Constitution deals with the removal of federal government officials through the impeachment process. But what did the Founders who crafted that language think about the process and its overall intention? The need for the ultimate check, and in particular the removal of the President, in a… Read More

Live Video (12 P.M.): Carol Berkin on the 1790s and American Nationalism

Carol Berkin, professor of history at City University of New York, discusses her new book, A Sovereign People, and explores how George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and John Adams navigated the nation through four major crises and caused the first stirrings of American nationalism. Tom Donnelly, senior fellow in constitutional studies at the National Constitution Center,… Read More

Suffolk County Prosecutors Helped Boston Slayer Avoid Deportation after 2 Crimes

MAY 17, 2017 After committing two crimes state prosecutors agreed to reduced charges against the African immigrant who recently murdered two Massachusetts doctors, allowing him to dodge deportation. This crucial information is being ignored by the mainstream media but a Boston newspaper exposed it this week and it’s especially alarming because it appears to be… Read More

On this day, the Supreme Court rules against segregation

The decision of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka on May 17, 1954 is perhaps the most famous of all Supreme Court cases, as it started the process ending segregation. It overturned the equally far-reaching decision of Plessy v. Ferguson in 1896. In the Plessy case,  the court decided by a 7-1 margin that… Read More

U.S. Yanks Scathing Report Blasting DHS for Catching Less than 1% of Visa Overstays

MAY 16, 2017 Fifteen years after Islamic terrorists exploited the U.S. government’s inept method of tracking visa overstays, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) still uses an antiquated system that doesn’t have the capability to get the job done. This allows foreign individuals, who may “pose severe national security risks” to remain in the country,… Read More