Turning on President Barack Obama and other Democratic leaders, a significant chunk of the House Democratic caucus sided with Republicans in an effort to effectively stifle the flow of Syrian refugees into the US.
On Thursday, 47 House Democrats voted in favor of a bill authored by Rep. Mike McCaul (R-Texas). The bill passed, 289-137, giving it just enough to overcome a threatened veto from President Barack Obama.
A lawsuit seeking to block the transfer of a Montana dam to two Native American tribes makes the unusual assertion that the transfer could lead the Turkish government to seek raw nuclear materials on U.S. soil to blow up the dam or other targets. The lawsuit filed by state Sen. Bob Keenan, former state Sen. Verdell Jackson and Pointer Scenic Cruises seeks an emergency order to block Saturday's transfer of the Kerr dam from NorthWestern Energy to the tribes on Montana's Flathead Indian Reservation. The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes have expertise in uranium mill tailing cleanups, but they are too gullible or naive to realize the Turks interested in doing business with them may have terrorist ties, the lawsuit claims.