Romney fails to get Utah GOP nomination, will face primary

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney will face a GOP primary battle after losing the Senate nominationoutright from Republican delegates this weekend in Utah.

Romney could have avoided the June 26 primary election if he had won support from 60 percent of delegates at the Utah GOP state convention.

Instead, a state lawmaker named Mike Kennedy beat Romney on Saturday as the choice among GOP activists to succeed retiring Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch. Kennedy got 51 percent of the vote, compared to Romney’s 49 percent.

“We’re happy about it,” Kennedy said after the win, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.

Romney blamed his defeat on his decision to safeguard his place on the primary ballot by gathering 28,000 signatures to do so — the only one of the 12 Senate hopefuls to do so.

Convention attendees tend to not like candidates who put their fate outside the hands of the delegates. Activists have sought to overturn the state law allowing signature gathering because it weakens the significance of the convention, the Tribune reported.

“I know there were many people who were not enthusiastic about someone gathering signatures,” Romney said. But pursuing both paths “was right for me. I’m glad I did it that way.”

Kennedy is a doctor and a lawyer who pledged to shake up the status quo if elected.

“I’m tired,” Kennedy told delegates. “You know what I’m really tired of? I’m tired of business as usual in Washington, DC. If you want things to change, you need to vote for change.”

Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee and former Massachusetts governor, sought to ditch the perception of dominance.

“Some people I’ve spoken with have said this is a David vs. Goliath race, but they’re wrong,” Romney said in his speech.

“I’m not Goliath. Washington, DC, is Goliath.”

Senate panel narrowly approves Pompeo for Secretary of State

Senate panel narrowly approves Pompeo for Secretary of State

CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s nomination to become the next secretary of state was approved in a narrow vote Monday by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

The approval came after Sen. Rand Paul said he would support Pompeo as the next secretary of state — virtually guaranteeing that he would be confirmed by the full Senate.

“I just finished speaking to @realDonaldTrump, after speaking to him several times today. I also met with and spoke to Director Pompeo,” the Kentucky Republican said in a series of tweets explaining his change of heart.

“After calling continuously for weeks for Director Pompeo to support President Trump’s belief that the Iraq war was a mistake, and that it is time to leave Afghanistan, today I received confirmation the Director Pompeo agrees with @realDonaldTrump,” he wrote.

“President Trump believes that Iraq was a mistake, that regime change has destabilized the region, and that we must end our involvement with Afghanistan,” he continued.

“Having received assurances from President Trump and Director Pompeo that he agrees with the President on these important issues, I have decided to support his nomination to be our next Secretary of State.”

His announcement came as the committee was set to vote on Pompeo.

He faced a tough fight there, but with Paul’s support and the backing of several Democrats he will be able to win a vote by the full Senate.



The Senate Judiciary Committee chaired by Senator Chuck Grassley who claimed this week he would hold a vote on the Mueller protection bill is going to have to change his plans.

On Thursday Sen. Grassley said, “We will hold this bill over today at the request of several members of the committee.”

Despite “bipartisan” support it only takes one person on the committee to delay the bill, several members of the committee have expressed their grievances with the legislation. As a result, the vote has been moved to next week.

But that is the least of the bill’s problems.

The Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said that he will not give the bill a committee vote.

“I’m the one who decides what we take to the floor, that’s my responsibility as the majority leader, and we will not be having this on the floor of the Senate,” he said.

It appears that the Mueller protection bill is headed for the backburner soon to be forgotten.

Senate Puts Forward Bill To Put Mueller Above President Trump … That’s When McConnell Puts His Foot Down

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On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell dodged a bipartisan effort that would protect special counsel Robert Mueller and his job on the Trump investigation. McConnell explained that he would not be holding a floor vote on this piece of legislation, even if the Senate Judiciary Committee approves it next week.

McConnell explained that the bill is important because President Trump won’t be the one to fire Mueller.

McConnell stated while appearing on Fox News, “We’ll not be having this on the floor of the Senate.”

The Senate Majority Leader’s comments came during a time of serious opposition to the bill amongst members of his own caucus. Multiple GOP senators explained that they feel that the bill is unconstitutional, while other senators felt that it just isn’t good politics to tell President Trump what to do, even comparing the piece of legislation to “poking the bear.”

The piece of legislation was introduced last week, around the same time that Trump publicly condemned Mueller. Trump had stated that the investigation being conducted by Mueller is “an attack on our country.” He also called the probe “corrupt.”

President Trump has also considered firing the man overseeing the Trump investigation, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

It was only a day after Trump’s critique that Republicans Thom Tillis of North Carolina and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina put two bits together that they had introduced last summer in order to protect special counsels. The bill was introduced by the two Republicans along with Democratic Sens. Chris Coons of Delaware and Cory Booker of New Jersey. Then, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, a Republican, explained that his committee would be voting on the bill.

Associated Press reported:

The legislation would give any special counsel a 10-day window to seek expedited judicial review of a firing, and would put into law existing Justice Department regulations that require a firing to be for “good cause.”

Democrats immediately jumped on the legislation, but many Republicans have been cool to it.

At least three of the 11 GOP members of the Judiciary panel have said they will vote against it and another five have said they have questions about its constitutionality. Grassley is one of those with concerns, but said he felt obligated to hold a vote.

Republicans off the committee had questions too — and some acknowledged that it could be politically difficult.

On Tuesday, South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds stated that the President should be the one to make the decision on his own. He also stated that Trump should be the one responsible for the consequences that come along with the decision.

“I think having Congress tell him what we believe he should do in this case is simply poking the bear, and I’d just prefer not to do that,” Rounds stated.

Oklahoma Sen. Jim Lankford felt that the bill was a “political distraction.”

“You create this whole constitutional political stir over something that is not going to happen,” he stated.

Other lawmakers felt that there really was no point.

Louisiana Senator and a member of the Judiciary panel, John Kennedy, explained, “It’s about as popular as cholera with the leader in the Senate and it’s about as popular as malaria in the House,” said Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy, a member of the Judiciary panel. “I think most people think we’re picking an unnecessary fight with the president.”

Coons, who is a lawyer, felt that the multiple courts have enforced very similar statues for special counsels in the past. He stated, “If I were convinced this were unconstitutional, I would not be moving it.”

During a hearing for the two separate bills in September, prior to them being combined, scholars were split about whether or not the bills were constitutional. Some had big concerns about letting the judicial branch have this kind of authority over an executive decision.


McConnell’s Senate Approves $1.3 Trillion Spending Bill

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and a $1.3 trillion government spending bill (all times local):

12:45 a.m.

Congress has approved a $1.3 trillion measure bestowing hefty increases on military and domestic programs. It gives President Donald Trump just a nibble of the money he’s wanted to build his wall with Mexico.

The Senate gave final passage to the bipartisan legislation by 65-32 early Friday. The House approved it 256-167 hours earlier.

Trump is expected to sign the bill before Saturday. That would avert what would be a third government shutdown this election year, which would embarrass Republicans controlling the White House and Congress.

Trump initially promised Mexico would pay to construct his “big, beautiful wall.” That country has refused, and Trump has sought $25 billion for the project and other border security efforts.

This bill provides only $1.6 billion for a year’s work.


12:21 a.m.

A $1.3 trillion spending bill has cleared a crucial hurdle in the Senate. That vote has cleared the way for final passage of the measure, which would provide big spending boosts to defense and domestic programs.

The House approved the legislation Thursday afternoon. After hours of delays, the Senate voted 67-30 to topple procedural hurdles to passage — seven votes more than the 60 that were needed.

President Donald Trump is expected to sign the legislation.

Had Congress not approved the bill by midnight Friday night, there would have been a government shutdown for the third time this election year. That would have been an embarrassment to Republicans, who control the White House and Congress.


11:40 p.m.

A fresh obstacle — whether to rename a national forest in Idaho — has been tossed in front of the mammoth spending bill Congress is trying to finish.

Idaho Republican Sen. James Risch has objected to a provision in the 2,232-page bill that would rename a forest in his home state for Cecil Andrus. Andrus was a four-term Democratic governor who died last year.

Aides and lawmakers from both parties say Risch is delaying Senate approval of the $1.3 trillion spending bill unless the forest isn’t renamed.

In response, the Senate passed language halting the renaming effort. That provision would require passage by the House, which has left town for a recess.

Senate leaders are talking to Risch, hoping to resolve the issue and free the spending bill.


1:17 p.m.

A budget bill passed by the House does not include money for work to develop and build a nuclear waste dump outside Las Vegas.

President Donald Trump has proposed reviving a long-stalled nuclear waste repository at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain, 100 miles from Las Vegas. The state’s Republican governor and Nevada lawmakers from both parties oppose the plan.

Republican Sen. Dean Heller, who faces a tough re-election this fall, pushed to exclude funding for Yucca from the massive spending bill, as did Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto.

A spokesman for Cortez Masto says she was pleased that Congress “has recognized this boondoggle for what it is.” Spokesman Ryan King adds that Cortez Masto “will continue to fight like hell to make sure any efforts to revive Yucca Mountain in Congress are blocked.”


1:01 p.m.

The House has easily approved a bipartisan $1.3 trillion measure handing huge spending increases to defense programs and domestic initiatives ranging from road-building to biomedical research.

Thursday’s vote was 256-167. That shipped the 2,232-page package to the Senate.

Passage there is assured. But some Republican senators upset that the measure spends too much could delay the bill. The question is whether it will be approved before midnight Friday night.

If it isn’t, that would force the year’s third government shutdown. That would likely be brief, but still embarrass Republicans controlling the White House and Congress.

The bill provides just $1.6 billion to start building pieces of President Donald Trump’s wall with Mexico and for other border security steps. But it doesn’t temporarily extend protections against deportation for young Dreamer immigrants.


12:44 p.m.

The White House says President Donald Trump will sign a $1.3 trillion budget bill that boosts military spending, but does not include all the funding he sought for his promised border wall.

White House officials say the plan includes key administration priorities, particularly defense spending. They argue they could not get everything they want because Democratic votes are needed in the closely divided Senate.

Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said the bill was not perfect, but “that’s not how the process works.”

He noted the deal includes at least some money for new construction along the border.

Trump sounded less than enthused by the bill Wednesday night. He tweeted: “Had to waste money on Dem giveaways in order to take care of military pay increase and new equipment.”


10:55 a.m.

A sweeping $1.3 trillion budget bill that substantially boosts military and domestic spending but leaves behind young immigrant “Dreamers” has cleared a procedural hurdle.

The Republican-controlled House narrowly approved a measure allowing the bill to go forward as lawmakers struggle to meet a Friday night deadline to fund the government or face a federal shutdown.

The bill negotiated by congressional leaders deprives President Donald Trump some of his border wall money and takes only incremental steps to address gun violence.

Although some conservative Republicans balked at the size of the spending increases and the rush to pass the bill, the White House says the president backs the legislation.

The 2,232-page text was made public Wednesday night. Democrats say lawmakers had little time to read the bill before voting.


12:14 a.m.

Congressional leaders hope to start voting as soon as Thursday on a sweeping $1.3 trillion budget bill that substantially boosts military and domestic spending.

A stopgap measure may be needed to ensure federal offices aren’t hit with a partial shutdown at midnight Friday when funding for the government expires.

The bill keeps the government operating but leaves behind young immigrant “Dreamers,” deprives President Donald Trump some of his border wall money and takes only incremental steps to address gun violence.

The White House says Trump backs the legislation, even as some conservative Republicans balk at the size of the spending increases and the rush to pass the bill.

Talks continued into Wednesday evening before the 2,232-page text was released. House Speaker Paul Ryan says no bill that big is perfect.


Chuck Schumer Declares Victory on Omnibus: ‘We’re Able to Accomplish More in the Minority’

Chuck Schumer sits with Nancy Pelosi, both smiling.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) declared victory on the omnibus spending bill Thursday, saying, “We’re able to accomplish more in the minority.”

Schumer said, “It’s a funny thing. In a certain sense, we’re able to accomplish more in the minority than we were when we had the presidency or even were in the majority.”

The Senate Minority Leader continued, “At the end of the day, as the minority party, we feel good about being able to succeed in so many ways. We don’t have the House, we don’t have the Senate, we don’t have the presidency, but we produced a darn good bill for the priorities we have believed in.”

Sen. Schumer also touted the inclusion of the Gateway bridge project in the omnibus, as well as increased funding for the National Institute of Health (NIH).

House Freedom Caucus chairman Mark Meadows (R-NC) lamented in an interview with Breitbart News Daily on Tuesday that the “Senate Democrats seem to be calling most of the shots.”

As Breitbart News reported, the omnibus spending bill contains language that explicitly bars funding for a southern border wall.

The omnibus also contains provisions that expand the H-2B visa-worker program, which would reduce market pressure on companies to offer American workers higher wages.

Republican leadership included provisions that will allow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to conduct gun research as well.

Additionally, the omnibus has the Fix NICS Act, which would allow unelected bureaucrats to remove Americans’ right to purchase firearms without due process.

The House Freedom Caucus came out against the omnibus on Wednesday night, calling the legislation an “insult to American taxpayers.”

The House conservatives sent a letter to the White House asking President Trump to reject the omnibus, calling the spending bill a rejection of everything conservatives promised the American people.

Republican leadership unveiled the legislation on Wednesday and gave House lawmakers less than 17 hours to vote on the bill.

Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) said Wednesday that the omnibus spending bill “is a Great Dane-sized whiz down the leg of every taxpayer.”

President Donald Trump signed the $1.3 trillion, 2,232-page spending bill on Friday.


Sheriff Israel Refuses To Show Up for Senate Hearing, Immediately Gets What’s Coming To Him

A lot of blame should be placed on Sheriff Israel’s office in the case of the Parkland, Florida high school shooting that took place last month. Sheriff Israel deserves a fair amount of that blame. The sheriff’s office took in roughly 50 calls involving Nikolas Cruz even though he claimed that the number was closer to 20.

The Independent reported that the Broward County Sheriff’s Office responded to around 50 calls involving Nikolas Cruz or his brother within the 10 years prior to him opening fire in his former high school.

Call logs were taken from the sheriff’s office. These logs prove that authorities had 45 calls about Cruz and his brother between 2008 and 2017. CNN reported that the reasons for these calls stretch from “domestic disturbance” to “missing person” to “animal abuse.”

The amount of calls is much higher than the 20 or so that Israel claimed that they received. So Israel is either incompetent or a liar… or both. Sheriff Israel’s officers failed to respond while at the scene.

It was reported that Chuck Grassley isn’t allowing Scott Israel to get off scotch free. The Senate Judiciary Committee chairman excoriated Israel because he failed to show up to a Wednesday hearing on Capitol Hill. The meeting was about the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. He was accused of having “let the American people down.”

The Iowa Republican stated in his opening remarks, “The committee also invited Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel to testify.”

Grassley compared Israel’s failure to show up with his frequent media appearances. He was at a pro-gun town hall hosted by liberal news network CNN days after the shooting at the Parkland, Florida high school.

“I’ve seen that sheriff all over television discussing the shooting, so it’s disappointing that he has refused to speak to the country through his testimony before this committee.”

Israel simply shouldn’t be employed by any kind of law enforcement agency based on his actions on February 14.

National Review reported:

The numbers tell the story: 23 sheriff’s calls involving the Parkland shooter; 18 sheriff’s calls involving the shooter’s behavior directly (some of the others were principally about his brother); four sheriff’s deputies, armed and trained, cowering outside the high school while the killer within carried out his massacre; 17 dead.

The failure of the Broward County sheriff’s department in this matter has been comprehensive — before and during the incident, obviously, and after it, too, with the continued sanctimonious blame-dodging of the sheriff. The sheriff’s department (and other law-enforcement agencies from Palm Beach County to the FBI) had every reason to believe not only that the killer was a danger to others but that he was specifically planning a school massacre. People who knew him called in with that specific worry, and the killer boasted online of his plan to become a school shooter. Those boasts were forwarded to the FBI, which did precisely nothing in response. The killer himself called police to tell them he had been having trouble after the death of his mother.


US Senate Candidate Patrolling US Border Just Sounded Alarm After Horrifying Discovery – It’s Bad!

Ranchers are a touch bunch of people. Chances are if you’ve ever met one, they stuck out their leathery hand to shake yours and looked you dead in the eye while they unintentionally crushed the bones in your hand with the firmness of their grip. On a daily basis, the battle nature, wildlife, and the unruly nature of the young men drawn to that lifestyle.

A southern rancher can be caring for a young calf who’s lost its mother one minute and slicing the head off of a rattler the next. But nothing has prepared them for the must deadly infestation yet; illegals. These lawless masses have been flooding over our borders for decades, turning what was once a peaceful area for livestock into a modern-day battleground, just to keep the property that they own.

To most of us, the debate about illegal immigration is far from a philosophical debate. Yes, it will eventually affect our economy, and thereby affect every American, but it’s not an everyday problem. The same can’t be said for those who live on the border. From Texas all the way to California, there are Americans who refuse to give up their homes in fear of the illegals who rule the area. Drug runners, Coyotaje and anyone who wishes to take advantage of Americans bully the border dwellers and make their lives miserable.

The rough terrain of Jim Chilton’s ranch is where Arizona Senatorial Candidate Kelli Ward got the chance to see just what was going on with the border between the United States and Mexico. Breitbart reports that she was privileged enough to get to meet and talk with Chilton when he took her on a tour of his ranch, and the piece of the border that it sits on. What she saw, was a concrete confirmation that the United States is completely insecure:

“It takes more than 90 minutes to travel the 20 miles from Jim Chilton’s house on his sprawling Arizona cattle ranch to the border between the United States and Mexico. But the multi-generational rancher is willing to take guests along for the ride to show them why a wall is needed to secure the homeland.

It takes more than 90 minutes to travel the 20 miles from Jim Chilton’s house on his sprawling Arizona cattle ranch to the border between the United States and Mexico. But the multi-generational rancher is willing to take guests along for the ride to show them why a wall is needed to secure the homeland.

On this tour, Kelli Ward, Republican U.S. Senate candidate who hopes to replace retiring Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), is in his heavy-duty pickup truck traversing rocky roads and deep creeks to reach the location where Chilton points to the four-strand barbed wire fence that stands between his ranch and Mexico.

To make his point, Chilton, 79, slides under the fence and stands up on Mexican soil:

“If I can do it, anyone can do it,” Chilton said.

Ward, who has visited border areas in the state before, said she is even more convinced of the need for a wall between the U.S. and Mexico after this visit.

“We’ve got to have the wall,” Ward told Breitbart News after the tour.

On this sunny, spring day, the only sign of life is the occasional Roadrunner or heifers resting under still-bare Mesquite trees.

Chilton said he rarely sees U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents along this stretch of his 50,000-acre property that includes leased federal land where hundreds of his cattle graze.

The exception happened on this tour when two vehicles filled with agents stopped to talk to Chilton. The agents told him someone had walked along the border for several miles before being picked up by fellow agents.

Chilton, who has owned the ranch for 30 years, said it was the first time he had run into any agents walking the border.

When Breitbart News asked the agents about the four-strand fence, one of the agents responded,

“If you go farther down, there’s nothing”:

There is an operational tower in the area with cameras and motion detecting technology, but Chilton said rain and wind can hamper the technology.

And Chilton’s frustration is not with the agents who risk their lives along the crime-infested border every day, but with the federal government that doesn’t have a strategy in place to help them actually secure it.

After returning to Chilton’s home, which includes a stuffed mountain lion he hunted down after it had taken several calves, the rancher told Breitbart News that the main problem is the border patrol is not actually on the border:

Breitbart News asked Chilton about the 25 miles of unsecured border, a stretch of which was witnessed on the tour.

“Twenty-five miles of four-strand barbed wire fence,” Chilton said. “And it’s outrageous because the Border Patrol is 80 miles from the international boundary”:

“So the Border Patrol only comes halfway out and tries to patrol this area where we are at the north end of the ranch,” Chilton said. “But 20 miles to the south of the ranch, it’s a four-strand barbed wire fence.”

Breitbart News asked him what should be done to secure that part of the border.

“When Trump announced that he was going to build a wall, I mean, I was so excited, my socks were rolling up and down,” Chilton said. “I was so enthused, and so I voted for Trump, and I hope he builds the wall.”

“We need it desperately, and we need to move the Border Patrol out of Tucson out to the international border,” Chilton said. “And they have 27 agents per mile they could secure the border — a wall, a road, and a forward operations base.”

“It’s that simple,” Chilton said.

Breitbart News asked Ward what she had learned on the tour.

“It was really truly an amazing experience today — to be able to see the trials and tribulations that he and other ranchers face on a day-to-day basis,” Ward said. “A lot of times, people talk about these as just poor illegal immigrants who want to come to our country for a better life.”

What they do not talk about is drug trafficking run by cartels that Chilton said control much of the area, including having scouts on hilltops monitoring any Border Patrol activity.

“That’s got to stop,” Ward said. “So we’ve got a lot of work to do.”

“I think the plan that Jim talks about is very thoughtful and actually could be achieved,” said Ward, who is a physician and has served as an Arizona state senator. “Of course, you know, I’m a fan of ‘build the wall.’”

“We have got to have a physical barrier that is not only a symbol of a right and wrong way to come into our country and also a significant barrier to the things that are coming across the border illegally whether it’s drugs or weapons or human trafficking and even money that’s coming across the border illegally,” Ward said.

“And I think that moving the Border Patrol to the border is imperative,” Ward said. “And make sure we have people in this fighting force who are willing to stand up and protect the border.”

“Their job is to keep people from coming into this country illegally in the first place, and I think with the plan that … we’ve talked about, a lot today can be achieved,” Ward said.

One of the first things visitors see when they arrive at Chilton’s ranch house are more than 100 pairs of what he calls “carpet shoes.” They are made of varying material and designed to slip over shoes. The soles are covered with carpet:

“And since there’s carpet on the bottom, they don’t leave tracks,” Chilton said. “The Border Patrol used to pride themselves as the best trackers in the world.”

“Now, they don’t even bother to track,” Chilton said:

Ward said the shoes are a troubling reality.

“The thing that we should be worried about is probably every one of these shoes represents a hundred or a thousand people who came into this country the wrong way,” Ward said, “many of them to do us harm.”

Senate Republicans Just Defeated Dems, Restore God-Given Constitutional Right

The United States Constitution is a document that we’re probably all familiar with. It’s the one that recognizes that no country or human institution gives rights; God gives them, and it’s up to the government to accept them. When they said that we are “…endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights…” they just acknowledged that this government would be one that yields to God-given rights. They wanted to work with God, not against him.

A lot has changed since 1776, and not many of our politicians still have those beliefs. Our elected officials almost exclusively lean on their understanding and listen to whatever the majority wants. That failing on the part of our government remember their mission, to keep the people safe, is what lead to the one thing that has killed more Americans than anything else; abortion.

Since the 1970’s, Americans have been systematically killing off the next generation, all for the sake of convenience. Government rationalized it, claiming that the unborn aren’t alive at all. The battle for the lives of the unborn has been raging for decades, but the state of Iowa has just taken an enormous leap to saving lives.

In honor of Women’s Day, we tell you about all the women who won’t be slaughtered on the altar of convenience. We can tell you that the Iowa Senate has decided that once a heartbeat can be detected, the baby can no longer be killed. The American Conservative Herald reports that this comes after a long hard debate about the interpretation of life, and how we define it:

“Quite simply, the debate over constitutional and God-given rights is never going to end. The most vocal folks on both sides of the argument have their feet completely dug into the ground, and that’s not a recipe for a meaningful debate over the facts. However, there remains plenty of room for debate when it comes to what’s legal and what’s not.

For conservatives, we firmly believe that the words stated in both our Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution mean exactly what they mean and that their words stand the test of time. If a new proposed law defies either one of these documents, then it’s time to throw it out.

And then you have Liberals, who believe that these two precious documents are always open to new interpretation. So in their minds, anything goes and any bill that would naturally destroy either the Declaration or Constitution is no big deal. To them, changing laws to go with the current times is necessary.

Thankfully, one Midwest state was able to put a kibosh on Democrats who were trying to deny our most basic right by a vote of 30-20.

Conservative Tribune has the details.

The Iowa Senate voted Wednesday to pass a bill banning abortions if an unborn child’s heartbeat is detected upon ultrasound, moving Iowa one step closer to becoming the first state to ban abortions.

Iowa lawmakers voted 30 to 20 Wednesday for Senate Bill 3143, which outlaws abortion upon the presence of a fetal heartbeat. A heartbeat typically becomes detectable between six and nine weeks gestation. The pending legislation entails any doctor being charged with a Class D felony — subject to five years in prison and a $750-to-$7,500 fine — if they perform or attempt an abortion on a woman after an unborn child’s heartbeat is detected.

Needless to say, critics have blasted the bill and will do whatever they can to continue to fight their heinous fight.

There were Senate members who voted against the bill, of course. ‘This bill is dangerous. This bill is unconstitutional. This bill devalues Iowa women,’ Democratic Senate Minority Leader Janet Petersen said, according to The Courier.

The bill is ‘unpopular, unconstitutional, and unconscionable,’ Parenthood of the Heartland public affairs Director Erin Davison-Rippey said. ‘Seven in 10 Americans agree that abortion should remain safe and legal,’ Davison-Rippey added.

However, public sentiment indicates that changes are needed, and the bill amounts to a huge step in the right direction.

Seventy-six percent of Americans, however, want significant abortion restrictions, including making abortion illegal after three months into pregnancy. Ninety-two percent of Republicans, 61 percent of Democrats and 78 percent of Independents want significant abortion restrictions.”

The career politicians in Washington like to pretend that they have a whole lot of jobs, but American was founded on the principle that the people needed to be free, and the government needed to be small. The truth of the matter is that they’ve only got a few things on their to-do list, and protecting the innocent is right there at the top.

Whether they want to believe it or not, Iowa’s policy change is a win for all. Taking away the option of murder is something that saves both the murderer and the would-be victim. One last thought on abortion from one of the greatest Presidents in American history, the late great Ronald Reagan:
“I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.” – Ronald Reagan

In the Dead of Night, Senate Votes To Steal HUGE Constitutional Right

In a morally controversial decision, the Washington state Senate passed a bill that is sure to anger many Americans and force numerous debates to take place. The bill that passed is called Senate Bill 6219, and it forces insurance companies to cover the cost of abortions and contraceptive drugs and procedures that are part of maternity care plans. This effectively will require companies to pay for women to have an abortion and the company no longer will have a choice other than to comply with the ruling or stop providing medical coverage for their employees.

Most Americans find it acceptable that birth control will be part of an insurance plan’s coverage, but many people do not wish for the abortion procedures to be covered. Many people, in particular pro-lifers, want for the abortion procedures not to be covered by insurance companies. This places businesses in a bind as they battle with the laws and conflict of being forced to pay for people’s abortions, even if they are morally or religiously against abortion.

Many people consider abortion to be a form of murder, compared to a form of birth control which prevents pregnancies – not ends them. Many others are touting this as a violation of people’s constitutional rights that mixes with the religious aspects, such as religious freedoms of which some might find abortion explicitly wrong to commit.

Businesses who provide medical coverage for their employees often do a fantastic thing for their workers, who then receive better outcomes and products from said workers. The businesses who are privately owned now risk losing one of their Constitutional rights that should have been left up to the business to decide. Not everyone is accepting of abortion, and no company should be forced to participate in the murder of an unborn child. This debatable topic will leave business owners with a tough line of decisions if the bill is successfully signed into law by Governor Jay Inslee. The bill will be sent to him where he must sign it officially into law.

The Daily Caller reported more on the controversial bill from Washington state:

“The Washington state Senate passed a bill Saturday mandating that insurance companies pay for abortions and contraceptive drugs and procedures for maternity care plans.

The state legislature passed Senate Bill 6219 in a 27 to 22 vote Saturday, according to KIRO7. The measure insists that any company who provides maternity care must also provide coverage for women who seek to abort. It also requires insurance companies to cover all contraceptive methods including drugs, implants, consultations and sterilization procedures. The bill does not allow exceptions for religious or moral objections.

“It’s vital that women have access to whatever contraceptive drugs, devices, products and services we need to manage our reproductive needs and overall health,” state Sen. Annette Cleveland, said in support of the bill, according to the Peninsula Daily News. “This legislation has been a long time in coming and will make a big difference in many women’s lives.” (RELATED: Washington State Considers Bill Requiring Health Plans To Pay For Abortions)”

It should also be noted that current Federal law does not allow taxpayer money to be used to pay for abortions. There are only two exceptions to that rule: 1) a woman is raped and wishes to abort the rapist’s spawn, and 2) a woman’s life is in danger during the pregnancy, and abortion must be completed to save the woman’s life. In the first case, the abortion should be done because women should not be forced to carry the child of a rapist, nor is there a need to bring more evil blood into the world. The second exception will save the woman’s life and allow her to continue trying for another child. Sometimes there are complications with pregnancies, and we should always seek to save the lives of the women who wish to bear children.

Abortion has been a hot topic in politics, and Planned Parenthood has been the face of child murder for a very long time. Planned Parenthood does provide some outstanding services for women, such as breast cancer screenings and affordable contraception, but they face a plethora of controversy in their line of work for things related to abortion and Margaret Sanger’s alleged disdain for African Americans.

Do you believe that businesses should be forced to pay for medical insurance that pays for abortions? What is your opinion on this bill?