Top Republican stiff-arms State Department budget proposal

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Pictured: House Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce, R-Calif

ㅤô¿ô …What does Royce like about Trump’s budget? The proposal to spend MORE money shoring up the “weak” parts of the state department.
ㅤApparently you can take a Republican out of California. But you can’t take the California out of a Republican. Royce’s retirement is no big loss.


Full story at The Washington Examiner, image from cloudfront(.net) – 2/12/18.ㅤTags: ed royce, state department, diplomatic funding.

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Nunes says House intel panel looking at State Dept. involvement in Russia probe

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ㅤ”‘We are in the middle of what I call phase two of our investigation, which involves other departments, specifically the State Department and some of the involvement that they had in this,’ Nunes said.”

ㅤô¿ô …What they really need is evidence of a cover-up. That is what’s required to elevate the scandal to the level of Watergate.


Full story at The Hill, image from thehill(.com) – 2/2/18.ㅤTags devin nunes, nunes, state department, surveillance.

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Refugee Admissions Plummet to 1,242 in First Month of FY 2018

ㅤ”Of particular note is the precipitous drop in the number of refugees admitted from the seven countries whose citizens were temporarily banned from traveling to the United States under the first travel ban, Executive Order 13679, issued by President Trump on January 27, 2017.
ㅤIn October 2017, the first month of FY 2018, only 275 refugees from these seven countries — Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudian, Syria, and Yemen — were admitted to the United States under the Refugee Admissions Program.
ㅤIn contrast, in October 2016, the first month of FY 2017, a total of 4,581 refugees from these seven countries were admitted into the United States under the Refugee Admissions Program (1,352 from Somalia, 1,323 from Iraq, 1,297 from Syria, 414 from Iran, and none from either Libya or Yemen.).”

Full story at Breitbart, image from reuters(.com) • amnesty, asylum seekers, extreme vetting, national-security, refugees, rex tillerson, state department, travel ban, trump administration, vetting, white house • Go here to reblog this post (browser only).