Sessions Memo Orders Tougher Sentences, Reversing Obama-era Policy

Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo directing federal prosecutors to pursue the toughest charges against most criminals. The memo to the nation’s 94 U.S. attorneys says they should “charge and pursue the most serious and readily provable offense.” It also triggers mandatory minimum sentences, which will increase prosecutions and prison populations. The tough-on-crime approach…

Mexico Ranked Second Deadliest Country in the World

As the total number of conflict fatalities decreased around the world in 2016, the number of intentional homicides exploded in Mexico. With 23,000 homicides in 2016, Mexico ranked as the second deadliest country in the world, the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) revealed in their Armed Conflict Survey. The report, published on Tuesday, highlighted…

Former Intel Czar: No Evidence Of Russian Collusion And Trump’s Business Interests Were Of Little Concern

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and acting Attorney General Sally Yates ventured back onto the Hill to answer questions relating to Michael Flynn and any possible connections between the Trump campaign and Russian intelligence that might have influenced the 2016 election. As some of you remember, Ms. Yates was fired by the Trump…

Texas Joins Call for Convention of States to Rein In Washington

The Republican-controlled Texas Legislature passed a Convention of States Resolution, becoming the eleventh. Article V of the U.S. Constitution allows for a Convention of States to restrict the power of the federal government. Texas State Representative Rick Miller (R-Sugar Land), one of the authors of the measure, told Breitbart Texas there were 12 other states…

Republican-Led Health Care Bill Has Passed

In a vote of 217-to-213, the House has voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. Twenty Republicans voted “no,” as well as every Democrat. The legislation passed despite moderate Republicans’ concerns over protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions. Rep. Fred Upton’s (R-MI) amendment to address that concern may have convinced some hesitant members at the last minute. Next…

Thanks, Obama: Iran Using US Money to Pay For Massive Military Buildup

The Iranian nuclear deal has never been a popular agreement, and became viewed in an increasingly negative light as details continue to emerge about some of the side deals that were made in the process. Katie reported last week about the last minute prisoner exchange former President Obama arranged days before leaving office, which included…

Comey: We Found Classified Information on Anthony Weiner’s Laptop

Testifying in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday, FBI Director James Comey revealed classified information was found on an unsecured personal laptop belonging to Anthony Weiner and wife Huma Abedin in October 2016. “Somehow, her [Hillary Clinton] emails were being forwarded to Anthony Weiner, including classified information,” Comey said. When asked if Weiner accessing…

Donald Trump: ‘We’re Very Happy with’ Republican Budget Agreement

President Donald Trump indicated that he would sign the Republican Budget agreement with Democrats, despite growing dissent from his base that Congressional Republicans caved on important priorities. “We’re very happy with it,” Trump said in an interview with Bloomberg News, pointing to the $1.5 billion for border security. “And I think it’s important that we…

Texas House Passes Bill to Jail ‘Sanctuary’ Sheriffs, Police Chiefs

The Texas House passed a tough anti-sanctuary bill containing provisions making it a crime for sheriffs and chiefs of police to refuse to cooperate with immigration officials. They could also be removed from office for providing “sanctuary” for the criminal illegal aliens in their jails. Senate Bill 4 finally passed the Texas House Thursday afternoon…

Texas proposal looks to nullify federal law in between state lines

A proposal in the GOP-led Legislature in Texas calls for the state to ignore federal law and court rulings and forgo enforcing national regulations. State Rep. Cecil Bell’s Texas Sovereignty Act allows for overriding federal laws through the same process as passing a bill. First a legislative committee, then the whole Legislature, would vote for…

Mnuchin vows ‘biggest tax cut’ in US history, confirms plan to slash corporate rate

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin confirmed Wednesday that the Trump administration aims to lower the corporate tax rate to 15 percent, saying a forthcoming proposal will constitute the “biggest tax cut” for Americans in history. “This is going to be the biggest tax cut and the largest tax reform in the history of our country,” Mnuchin…

Trump slams sanctuary city ruling, says opponents are ‘judge shopping!’

President Trump on Wednesday accused political opponents of “judge shopping” in their bid to block some of his signature executive orders and vowed to take his case to the Supreme Court – after a federal judge blocked his attempt to cut off sanctuary city funding.  That ruling, and another suspending his ban on travel from…

North Korea reportedly holds live-fire drill as US nuclear-powered sub approaches

North Korea on Tuesday reportedly conducted a huge live-fire drill that involved up to 400 artillery pieces, which may have been supervised by the country’s leader, Kim Jong Un, as the U.S. added a nuclear-powered submarine to its fleet of vessels powering toward the region. Pyongyang apparently deployed long-range artillery units in the coastal region…

Family Member of American Imprisoned in Egypt Credits Trump For ‘Personally’ Engaging Issue to Negotiate Release

The family of an American woman and her Egyptian husband who were held captive for three years in Egypt are crediting President Trump for helping secure their release. Aya Hijazi and Mohamed Hassanein were part of a small group of aid workers who were locked up over allegations of child abuse and trafficking charges, even though they…