And Op-Ed BY KIM WEHLE,at The Hill.... Amidst the incessant shock waves emanating from the Trump presidency, there’s solace to be had in one happy happenstance: people are re-learning basic civics. And in that connection, the process of effective self-governance is finally … [Read more...] about With a new Democratic led US House…The Return of Checks and balances in American Government grows….
I told ya so..... There was NEVER any doubt that she would get her old chair and gavel back... The vote was 219 -192..... San Francisco Rep. Nancy Pelosi was elected speaker Thursday and will lead Democrats as they take over the House amid a partial government … [Read more...] about California Democratic Rep. Nancy Pelosi elected Speaker of the House…..Again….
Is this new policy a kinda 'screw you'? Or is this actually ICE sending a signal to their bosses to change up their orders on what to do at the border whose detention facilities ARE overcrowded and not able to handle the health needs fo sick children?? Nobody wants to … [Read more...] about ICE releases more migrants en-mass at El Paso, Texas….
Donald Trump HAD been running on the idea that he would get $5 Billon to erect a Great Wall made of steel along the entire border of American and Mexico.... First he said he's get Mexico to pay for the thing..... THAT ain't gonna happen.... NOW he wants you and me to … [Read more...] about Trump people blink….Now trying to sell the idea of a Trump, ‘Wall’ NOT made of steel….
Both the House and Senate lawmakers have announced that they will be calling in people from both federal agencies to explain about the actions of their employee's and their policies.... Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Sunday that he plans to hold hearings in the Senate … [Read more...] about DHS and Customs Border Patrol to be grilled by Congress on immigrant children deaths….
Donald Trump's announcement to pull American troops out of Syria seems to have given birth to an opposite effect.... Starting efforts by Democrats and some Republicans in Congress to curb his ability to send troops to fight overseas..... With a President that does not like … [Read more...] about Will Congress limit some of Trump’s war powers?….
The US Government IS responsible for people it detains.... The second child death is pointing to a serious issue for the Border Patrol.... US Customs and Border Protection will perform medical checks on all children in its custody following the death of a second child from … [Read more...] about Customs Border Patrol Orders Medical Checks For Detained Children under 10 years old…
We've been out doing Christmas meal and gift shopping the last few days.... There IS a Trump inspired partial government shutdown.... The media has been screaming about it.... But in fact? Most of us won't be touched by it.... The mail is still be … [Read more...] about The Government Shutdown that doesn’t feel like one….