Democrats Cave on Government Shutdown, but DACA Isn’t Going Away

On Monday morning, Senate Democrats voted to end debate and schedule a vote to terminate the government shutdown, after the GOP promised to address immigration reform soon. The federal shutdown started Friday night at midnight after Democrats refused to support a funding bill. They refused to vote in favor of any funding unless they got […]

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Illegal Alien Wishes He’d Killed More Cops, Threatens Escape

Luis Bracamontes, a 37-year old illegal immigrant from Mexico, is on trial for killing two Sacramento-based cops in October 2014. Bracamontes confessed to the murders during court hearings. Jeffrey Barbour, a public defender representing Bracamontes, stated during the trial, “Mr. Bracamontes is responsible for the deaths of Deputy Danny Oliver and Detective Michael Davis. He […]

Democrat Tries to Block Honor for Nancy Reagan

Thanks to a petition with over 16,000 signatures, Congress might soon rename Gravelly Point Park to honor Nancy Reagan. The park, located adjacent to Ronald Reagan National Airport, seems like a perfect spot to honor the late Mrs. Reagan’s legacy. Fortunately, a bill in the House of Representatives has made it out of committee and […]

Steve Bannon Subpoenaed in Mueller Investigation

Former Chief Strategist for the Trump campaign Steve Bannon was subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury last week in the ongoing investigation into collusion between the President’s campaign and Russian officials. Bannon is the first member of Trump’s advisors to be forced to testify by grand jury subpoena. It’s unclear why Mueller used a […]

Teacher Handcuffed in School Board Meeting for Questioning Superintendent Raise

On Monday, January 8, a schoolteacher in Louisiana was thrown to the ground, handcuffed, and taken out of a school board meeting for questioning the school superintendent’s $38,000 raise. Shortly before being arrested, Deyshia Hargrave, the district’s Teacher of the Year, expressed dissent at a board meeting for the Vermilion Parish School after the board […]

Trump Signs Executive Order for Veterans Mental Health

President Trump turned his attention to the health of America’s veterans Tuesday by signing an executive order directing Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs to formulate plans to improve access to mental health services after leaving the military. Under this executive order, DHS and the VA will have 60 days to draw up their plans, and […]

Obama Gas Station Owner Charged with Tax Evasion

Columbia, South Carolina’s landmark Obama gas station may have been cheating on its taxes. Police arrested the station’s owner, 39 year old Murad Alhanik, on grounds that he failed to pay over $136,000 in sales taxes in the past four years. In 2009, Alhanik purchased the store – then called Cruiser – with his brother, […]

Trump Looks for $18 Billion to Build the Wall

President Donald Trump asked Congress for $18 billion over the next ten years in order to keep his campaign promise to build a wall on the southern U.S. border. The request accompanied the most detailed listing to date of what it would truly cost to build the hotly debated wall. According to the funding request, […]

Jeff Sessions Ending Obama-Era Marijuana Policies

The debate concerning legalization efforts rages on as the federal marijuana enforcement policy is set to change. According to a recent memo released by The Department of Justice (DOJ), Attorney General Jeff Sessions directed all US Attorneys to enforce the laws enacted by Congress and to follow well-established principles when pursuing prosecutions related to marijuana […]

Monday Morning Memo: Stephen Miller’s Explosive Interview, Golden Globes, and More!

Miller Versus Tapper White House senior adviser Stephen Miller appeared on Jake Tapper’s CNN show on Saturday, ostensibly to defend President Trump from salacious stories in the new book Fire and Fury. Miller quickly became frustrated and called the book “nothing but a pile of trash.” He slammed Steve Bannon and Michael Wolff, all while praising Trump’s intelligence. […]

5 Things to Know About the Iran Protests

Food and fuel prices are skyrocketing. Iranians initially took to the streets to protest rising prices amid a stagnating economy. Iran’s unemployment rate hovers at 12%, and costs of basic items (especially chicken, a staple food) have risen sharply. Iran is cracking down. The country’s theocratic government has tried, unsuccessfully, to stifle the protests. Authorities […]