November 18, 2019

House passes bill to curb presidential pensions

The House easily passed legislation on Monday to reduce the pensions and federal benefits provided to former presidents. Before approving the bill by voice vote, lawmakers expressed agreement that modern-day former presidents don’t need financial assistance from the government if they already earn salaries in the millions. Under a law established in 1958, former presidents are […]

Trump Threatens to ‘Send in the Feds’ if Chicago Doesn’t Curb Violence

Donald Trump threatened to send federal law enforcement to Chicago if the city doesn’t curb its violence. “If Chicago doesn’t fix the horrible “carnage” going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I will send in the Feds!” the president tweeted. An article in the Chicago Tribune Monday detailed the city’s […]

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