China also just planted a cotton seed on the moon (in their lunar lander): https://www.npr.org/2019/01/15/685449027/cotton-seeds-have-sprouted-in-chinas-lunar-lander
Just curious - how is this nsfw? : )
Here's another little story from the NYT Days Before Firing, Comey Asked for More Resources for Russia Inquiry
The Republicans will blame this on the Dems and their (republican) supporters will probably fall in line.
I just watched the times video and I can't believe how Trump could blame this on the democrats.
Actually...that totally makes sense. He's so negative it's shocking and calling out Pelosi and Schumer just seems misplaced.
"They own it". So do you Mr. President, so does your party - the party that got complete scarred about getting voted out of office and didn't vote for it.
I love ya man, but knock that reaction shit off and use your words : )
Late to the party here
This all goes back to "The Contract with America" (cue Newt G).
That bill contained the following provision (this is from the wikipedia on the Congressional Review Act):
"The law empowers Congress to review, by means of an expedited legislative process, new federal regulations issued by government agencies and, by passage of a joint resolution, to overrule a regulation. Once a rule is thus repealed, the CRA also prohibits the reissuing of the rule in substantially the same form or the issuing of a new rule that is substantially the same, "unless the reissued or new rule is specifically authorized by a law enacted after the date of the joint resolution disapproving the original rule" (5 U.S. Code § 801(b)(2))."
So in 1996 congress basically codified the idea of reviewing/overruling anything they had passed previously, but also prohibiting any new bill to supersede their new bill.
In other words, "I don't like this rule, so I'm going to change it. But no one after me can change my new rule".
Bush used the FCA to repeal ergonomic requirements in the workplace - check out the cnn and la times stories (and bask in the early 2000s design) .
Bush signs repeal of ergonomic rules into law
Bush Cites Cost in Repealing Clinton's Ergonomic Rules
Next on the chopping block - Net Neutrality.