October 2016

Lawmakers demand broad disclosure of alleged Yahoo surveillance scheme

A bipartisan group of House members said Thursday that an offer by intelligence officials to brief a select group in Congress on an alleged surveillance program involving Yahoo Mail was not good enough, and called for details of the program to be made available to all members.

The letter, addressed to Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, called for a briefing on alleged surveillance of Yahoo Mail users. Law enforcement officials sent a letter to lawmakers this month stating they would provide the information to just two committees.

Congress Wants the DEA to Prove Marijuana Eradication Program Is Necessary

Federal lawmakers are becoming skeptical of the DEA’s marijuana eradication program.

In a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), which is responsible for holding Uncle Sam’s leash, eight members of the U.S. House of Representatives asked the agency to dig into the DEA’s controversial cannabis eradication program to find out just how effective it really is now that the plant has been legalized in over half the United States.

If we don't sell arms to Saudi Arabia, someone else will, says Boris Johnson

The Foreign Secretary said other countries would step in 'at a stroke' it the UK decided to suspend arms sales to Saudi Arabia in the wake of allegations they had been used in war crimes

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said other countries would "happily supply arms" to Saudi Arabia if Britain were to succumb to pressure to stop doing so.

California lawmakers work to help National Guard members keep enlistment bonuses

Lawmakers representing the Southland are joining the chorus of politicians calling on the Pentagon and the California National Guard to stop demanding repayment of enlistment bonuses that were granted incorrectly to service members.

Some legislators have also called for a House of Representatives probe into the matter and for a legislative fix to be passed.