Don’t let Congress off the hook on the wall, Mr. President

By Robert Romano By now, it’s probably getting mighty tempting for President Donald Trump to simply declare a national emergency and build the southern border wall out of existing military construction funds as federal law provides for. For the uninitiated, 33 U.S. Code Section 2293(a) provides that “In the event of a […]


Don’t give an inch on the wall, Mr. President

By Robert Romano A bipartisan group of Senators led by Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) are urging President Donald Trump to sign a short-term continuing resolution to reopen the government for three weeks, purportedly to allow time for negotiations to occur as Congress considers Trump’s proposed […]


Cartoon: Brave New World


Attorney General nominee William Barr must demand to know how the Russia collusion probe into Trump got started

By Robert Romano “[I]t’s strange to have a counter intelligence investigation of a President but I’m not — I just don’t know what the predicate is and if I’m confirmed I assume I’ll find out.” That was Attorney General nominee William Barr’s answer to a question from Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) […]


Trump Attorney General nominee Bill Barr: Swamp master or destroyer?

By Richard Manning As originally published at Foxnews.com. Will Democrats find a way to obstruct his confirmation or will it be smooth sailing? GOP strategist Chris Turner weighs in. The Senate Judiciary Committee opens its confirmation hearing Tuesday for former Attorney General William Barr to become attorney general again. Is […]


Cartoon: Blind Ambition


Congress agrees almost unanimously to pay furloughed federal workers after government shutdowns end

By Robert Romano Getting the southern border wall approved by Congress may have just gotten slightly harder from a negotiating standpoint. On Jan. 10, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed legislation with no roll call , S. 24 , that guarantees that all furloughed, “non-essential” federal employees will ultimately be paid after partial government […]


Pelosi and Schumer put public employee salaries over human lives lost at the border by opposing the wall

By Robert Romano In his national address on Jan. 8 , President Donald Trump made the case that the cost of not building the southern border wall will be the human lives lost by not stemming the flow of illegal immigration and the crime that is brought as a result. “In the last two […]


Cartoon: Government Checks


Trump declaring national emergency on border is no replacement for Congress funding the wall

By Robert Romano “I think we might work a deal and if we don’t, I may go that route. I have the absolute right to do [a] national emergency if I want.” That was President Donald Trump’s response to a reporter asking why he has not declared a national emergency at […]

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