The Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution is the topic of the day. It is intended to ensure “that our nation’s leaders would not be corrupted by foreign influence or put their own financial interests over the national interest.” By now, it should be clear to all that Trump will always put his own interests, financial and otherwise, over the national interest. 196 Democrats in Congress have filed a lawsuit claiming that Trump is in violation of the Emoluments Clause. This lawsuit is right and proper, though I suspect it will die a quick death in light of the plutocracy of the day. Fellow-blogger Gronda has, as always, summarized and explained the issue for us in her latest post. Please take a few minutes to read this excellent post, for this is important information! Thank you, Gronda, for both the post and for allowing me to share!
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In Washington, D.C., today Douglas County Commissioner Tim Freeman asked Congress to pass reforms to improve the health of federally-owned forests and create jobs in rural, forested communities. 43 more words
June 19, 1862 – The Republican Party upheld a campaign pledge to stop the expansion of slavery by banning the institution in U.S. territories.
President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill into law for present and future, which stated in part: 339 more words
Attorney General Jeff Sessions seems determined to revive the failed war on drugs by targeting medical marijuana, despite bipartisan opposition in Congress and the widespread popularity of medical cannabis among the American public. 17 more words
10 DFW candidates for State House, State Senate and US Congress meet supporters
Allen, Texas, June 15 – Ten women candidates from around the DFW area said on Thursday that they are meeting tonight with supporters to light the fire that will turn Texas Blue in 2018. 372 more words