A federal judge tossed out the government's case against rancher Cliven Bundy, who famously engaged in a stand off with government officials over disputed BLM fees. The judge was none too pleased with prosecutors' conduct:
There is a way an unscrupulous campaign operation could tip the electoral system in favor of a particular candidate or issue, and most voters would never know it happened. It's called "ballot harvesting." Never heard of it? You really need to, and this item from one of our favorite muck raking sites, Washington Babylon, gives us the scoop:
As the year winds down, it's worth a look back to discover that, yes, it was a very good year. We're not talking about politics -- your mileage may vary on that topic. But on the matter of advances made to make life better, happier, and healthier, then yes, 2017 was a very good year indeed.
There have been many questions about what corporations will do with the new provisions in the tax reform bill that reduce corporate rates, and create incentives for them to bring the billions of dollars they have parked overseas back to the United States.
The Trump administration's roll back of the birth control mandate got all the headlines last week. But there was another, little noticed change in the mission statement of the Department of Health and Human Services earlier this month that was much, much bigger.