Category Archives: Decisions

Trump signs $15 billion Harvey relief, debt ceiling package

Friday  signed a $15 billion Hurricane Harvey relief bill that includes a short-term suspension of the debt ceiling and funding to keep the government running for the next three months. Earlier Friday, the package passed in the House of Repreentatives by a 316-90 vote, with all opposing votes coming from Republicans. Continue reading →

Feds spend $138G asking 4-year-olds about their ‘internal sense of gender identity’

wasted money, idiot liberals. The National Science Foundation is spending over $130,000 on a study that asks four-year-olds about their “internal sense of gender identity.” A grant for a two-year study was awarded to the University of Washington this summer. The project will interview 250 children aged four to six, and their parents, asking a series of questions about “gendered behavior.” Continue reading →

US Navy says most 7th Fleet warships lacked proper certification

The majority of ships operating in the U.S. Navy’s Seventh Fleet, where two destroyers have been involved in fatal collisions since June, weren’t certified to conduct basic operations at sea related to war-fighting, according to U.S. Navy records. Continue reading →

China military holds drills in waters near Korean Peninsula

China’s defense ministry says it has carried out drills in waters near the Korean Peninsula amid tensions over Pyongyang’s most recent nuclear test. Tuesday’s drills came two days after North Korea said it exploded a hydrogen bomb. While it is usual for the Chinese military to hold drills in the Bohai Sea off its northeastern coast, the timing of the exercise has drawn special attention. Continue reading →

Conservatives sign letter warning media against Southern Poverty Law Center

Forty-seven prominent conservatives have signed an open letter warning the mainstream media against using data on hate groups compiled by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). Continue reading →

Buyer beware: Courts could raise cost of online shopping

Who are they trying to fool? When I shop online, I’ve always paid sales tax. This is just an excuse to up the taxes more. Courts could have a say in how much consumers pay for certain products they buy online, as states that have long complained about missing out on sales tax revenue are suing or passing laws to take on online retailers. Continue reading →

Think Tank: 1.3M Illegal Immigrants Were Eligible for DACA in 2016

New estimates show that 1.3 million illegal immigrants were immediately eligible to apply for Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in 2016, with 625,000 more on the cusp, according to a study released by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI). Continue reading →

Fast food workers strike for $15 minimum wage

Cooks and cashiers from McDonald’s, Burger King and other restaurants walked off the job to call for a $15 an hour minimum wage. The protesters are also pushing for union rights for fast food workers and for a paid medical leave bill currently before Massachusetts lawmakers. Continue reading →

Russia condemns US ‘plans’ to search Washington trade mission

Russia’s foreign ministry has summoned a top US diplomat in Moscow to protest against a search it says American officials are planning of a Russian trade mission building in Washington. It said the inspection would be “illegal” and an “unprecedented aggressive action”. Continue reading →

Priti Patel announces reduced UK aid to Nigeria

Britain is to halve the amount of money it gives in humanitarian aid to Nigeria over the next few years, says the international development minister. The aid worth £200m ($258m) over the next fours years is a 50% drop from the £100m it spent in the past 12 months. Continue reading →