President Donald Trump has promised to sign the $854 billion spending package that will enhance military readiness. No one really wanted a government shutdown five weeks before the midterm elections, and once the president signs this bill, we’ll be free of that prospect.
In yesterday’s speech to the U.N. General Assembly, President Trump cast Iran as the bad guy. This was unnecessary, since by its own actions, Iran does a pretty good job of assuming the role all on its own.
Though concrete evidence of North Korean denuclearization still is lacking, Secretary of State Pompeo is optimistic. But amid nuclear scares on the Korean peninsula, there’s some good news being lost in the shuffle.
The U.N meets in NYC this week and critics fear the president’s brash brand of diplomacy. But with threats from Iran, DPRK and others, the watching world still knows it faces bigger dangers than Trump’s manners.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in was in the North this week for another “historic” summit that has produced sound and fury, pageantry, great photos, and grand pronouncements – but little real progress.
At its core, the Hatch Act prevents federal employees from engaging in partisan political activity during work hours. It takes enforcement of the act seriously – just ask Stuart Karaffa, a State Department employee.
Yesterday, the president went against the advice of the intelligence community and ordered that certain documents associated with the Russia probe be declassified. Democrats are furious – but what can they do about it?