McCain backs effort to bypass GOP leadership, force House vote on DACA

A petition to bypass the House’s Republican leadership and force an immigration vote on DACA received a major boost, after Senator John McCain (R-AZ) tweeted his support Saturday for the bipartisan measure. I strongly support the bipartisan effort in the House to file a discharge…

Scott Pruitt asked for and received 24/7 security on day one at EPA

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt asked for, and received, a 24-hour security detail, seven days a week, starting his very first day in the job last February, the Washington Post revealed Monday. The agency has claimed that the increased personal security was necessary…

Kucinich says he’ll return money from pro-Assad group—but won’t apologize for taking the funds

After revelations earlier this month that he received $20,000 from a group that supports Syrian President Bashar Assad, Ohio gubernatorial candidate Dennis Kucinich announced on Thursday that he would be returning the money. In a letter to Cleveland.com, Kucinich announced that the Association for Investment…

Voting Illegally Gets 5-8 Years, Rigging Election Gets Probation

–In Texas, Crystal Mason, a woman who accidentally voted illegally while on probation received a 5-year prison sentence, while Justice of the Peace Russ Casey, who participated in the rigging of his own election, received 5 years probation http://www.star-telegram.com/news/politics-government/election/article209641279.html -Become a Member: https://www.davidpakman.com/membership -Support Our…

McDonald’s stiffs employees on promised pay raise

Fast food giant McDonald’s received a deluge of good press in 2015 when the company announced their plans to pay employees at least one dollar above the local minimum wage. Now, almost three years to the day of that announcement, the few McDonald’s workers who are…

NRA admits to receiving foreign funds, but Sen. Wyden wants more answers

A pair of letters released on Tuesday reveal that the National Rifle Association (NRA) has received foreign funds, calling into question that much further the tens of millions of dollars the NRA donated to the Donald Trump campaign — money that came from an arm…

Republican Senator won’t admit to blocking bipartisan background check bill

Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO), a gun-rights advocate who has received nearly $4 million in support from the National Rifle Association (NRA), has reportedly put a hold on a bipartisan gun background check bill, blocking it reaching the Senate floor. But he refused to admit it outright, instead…

Alex Jones In Hot Water With YouTube

Last month, CNN reported that Alex Jones’ InfoWars had received a strike from YouTube over its video suggesting Parkland student David Hogg and others were “crisis actors” used to take advantage of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting. Shortly after that, the outlet said it had…