The House Oversight Committee on Wednesday morning is holding a vote on a resolution recommending that Attorney General Bill Barr and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur L. Ross be held in contempt of Congress for their refusal to comply with subpoenas.
The vote comes one day after the House passed legislation that authorizes committee chairs to go directly to court to fully enforce their subpoenas without a full House vote.
“Ladies and gentlemen, we are in the fight for the soul of our democracy,” said chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) on Tuesday. “And we will use every tool available to us to hold this Administration accountable for its actions and ensure the government is working effectively and efficiently on behalf of all the people.”
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Iran says new ‘mentally retarded’ Trump sanctions mean ‘permanent closure’ of diplomacy
Iran said Tuesday that new US sanctions targeting its supreme leader meant a “permanent closure” of diplomacy, while the country’s president labelled the White House “mentally retarded” as tensions between Tehran and Washington escalated.
US President Donald Trump signed an executive order imposing the sanctions against Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday, taking a dramatic and unprecedented step to increase pressure on Iran after Tehran’s downing of an American drone last week.
‘Dangerous linguistic power’: A historian explains how Trump weaponizes nicknames
Is Donald Trump the modern day Earl Long?
A three-time Louisiana governor, Long mastered the art of political ridicule seven decades ago by weaponizing nicknames. The hilarious names Long pinned on his rivals, and the rollicking stories he told about them, riveted audiences bored by puffed-up rhetoric.
While Long’s stunts may be remembered as silly hijinks, there was a sly, often deadly serious, purpose to his technique. He used it to get voters to laugh at his foes and to put them on the defensive––a place politicians never want to be. Tucked within Long’s jests were razor-sharp attacks aimed at exploiting opposition weaknesses––hidden swords inside a pea-patch cloak.
Walmart got a $2.2 billion tax cut — now it’s laying off workers
Walmart announced it will lay off hundreds of workers in North Carolina despite receiving billions in tax cuts that the Republican Party and President Trump claimed would spur job growth.
The giant retailer will lay off about 570 employees and close its corporate office near the Charlotte airport, despite signing a 12-year lease just four years earlier, the Charlotte Business Journal reported.
The work done at the Charlotte facility will be outsourced to a firm in Arkansas, according to the report.