The widespread disagreement in Congress over President Obama’s unilateral actions on immigration that nearly resulted in a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department resumes Monday — with Democrats, Republicans, senators and congressmen all pointing fingers.
The U.S. military is moving more military assets into Iraq to fight the Islamic State terror group and repositioning search-and-rescue assets to help in the event of downed planes. The moves come after reported criticism from the United Arab Emirates over the United States’ handling of the downing of a Jordanian plane in Iraq by ISIS in December. A video this week showed the pilot, Lt. Muath Al-Kaseasbeh, being burned to death by his ISIS captors.
The EPA this week began public hearings — the next step toward a final rule — to cut carbon dioxide emissions from new coal plants. The rule would limit emissions to 1100 pounds per Megawatt hour, a level the coal industry says is technologically unattainable.