New Asylum Amendment Passes

 

The House Appropriations Committee voted on Wednesday to allow victims of gang violence and domestic abuse to enter the US under new asylum rules.

In June, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a decision to stop granting asylum for such claimants. On Wednesday House Republicans overturned this.

The amendment passed on a voice vote.

 

 

“It’s Time to Do What We Said”

 

House Freedom Caucus co-founder Jim Jordan formally announced his campaign for speaker of the House Thursday. Jordan has received an onslaught of support from conservative groups and his colleagues in the House Freedom Caucus to run for speaker.

Should the American people entrust us with the majority again in the 116th Congress, I plan to run for Speaker of the House to bring real change to the House of Representatives,” Jordan said in a statement Thursday. “President Trump has taken bold action on behalf of the American people. Congress has not held up its end of the deal, but we can change that. It’s time to do what we said.”

 

 

Devin Nunes Gets It!

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes wants to ban electronic voting systems, calling them “really dangerous.” “The one thing we’ve been warning about for many, many years on the intelligence committee is about the electronic voting systems,” Nunes, R-Calif., told Hill.TV’s Buck Sexton.

 

 

Facebook Nosedives

Mark Zuckerberg is counting the cost of user disenchantment with Facebook Inc. His fortune tumbled by $16.8 billion in late trading Wednesday, as shares of the social media giant slid 20 percent at 5:37 p.m. in New York on disappointing results. If that holds through Thursday’s close, he will slide to sixth place from third on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. It would also wipe his $13.7 billion of gains for the year, leaving him with just less than $70 billion.

The Theft of Michael McKibben’s Programming Code

 

 

They Sold-Out Our Navy!

 

For nearly four years the FBI investigated the international theft of STEALTH defense technology from a small Florida marine company that invented an ingenious way to help protect Navy ships and nuclear ballistic submarines from being detected on enemy radar and sonar.

And on the eve before the case was go to a Grand Jury, the case was closed by then-FBI Director Robert Mueller and then-Attorney General Eric Holder.

 

 

Kemp Sweeps Georgia Like a Boss

 

In the Republican runoff for Georgia Governor, Brian Kemp crushed Casey Cagle by a margin so large Kemp’s over-sized pickup truck could easily fit in it. Kemp won with about 69 percent of the vote, sweeping the entire state — including the metro Atlanta area where Cagle was expected to have a stronghold.

Kemp’s Campaign Ad for Georgia Governor