Members of Congress Cry Foul As White House Reveals Which Military Projects Are Being Defunded to Pay for Trump's Wall
In another effort to fund his campaign promise of a Mexican financed border wall, President Donald Trump's newly appointed Secretary of Defense Mark Esper pulled funds from the Pentagon's construction budget. Federal budget law restricts the movement of appropriated funds within a federal agency and from one agency to another without congressional approval.
However, by declaring a national emergency, President Trump's DoD Secretary can raid military construction projects without asking Congress to approve the budget transfer. $3.6 billion of military construction projects are on the chopping block.
During the 2018 midterm elections, Republican Senator Rafael "Ted" Cruz took a beating about his image resulting in a narrow victory—considering he represents deep red Texas—at the polls. Critics called him a wimp and brought up his acceptance of insults from President Donald Trump about his wife and father, his Canadian birthplace and his lack of coolness.
Since then, Cruz appears to have launched a gritty reboot of himself—adding facial hair and trying for a "cool, tough guy" persona the Texas GOP tried and failed to sell during the election. Included in that effort is tough talk on Twitter and in interviews that—unfortunately for Cruz—gets mostly mocked.
For only the second time ever, a series of Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) have been discovered coming from a galaxy over 1 billion light years away. The extremely rare repetition was found by scientists in British Columbia. The bursts last less than half a second, but each one produces more energy than the sun does in one year.
Scientists remain stumped on what could be releasing the bursts. There are a vast array of occurrences that radio waves in space can indicate, such as star births, supermassive black holes, and dark matter.
Someone Created An Image Of Trump And Roger Stone In Swastika-Laden 'Space Force' Suits—And Stone Shared It
Are you excited about President Donald Trump's Space Force? Roger Stone sure is, so much so that on Monday, he shared a picture to his Instagram of himself, Trump, and several other Trump inner-circlers wearing Space Force suits––that are embroidered with swastikas. It is unknown who created this disturbing masterpiece.
Yesterday, Vice President Mike Pence gave a speech to the Pentagon pushing for the creation of a Space Force, which he touted as a new, "separate but equal" branch of the United States Armed Forces.
Donald Trump's Campaign Asked People to Choose a Logo for His New 'Space Force', but the Internet Provided Designs of Their Own
On June 18, 2018, President Donald Trump announced his intention of creating another branch of the military that he dubbed Space Force.
During a meeting of the National Space Council, the President stated:
Mike Pence Just Called For The Creation of a Space Force by 2020 With a Straight Face, and Trump Is Cheering Him On
Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday outlined plans for a Space Force, a new "separate but equal" branch of the military that President Donald Trump wants to establish and implement by 2020.
Giving a speech at the Pentagon, Pence said a Space Force is necessary to defend the United States against the growing military and space capabilities of adversaries like China and Russia.