House Dem: Filibuster Threatens National Security

Representative Henry ("Hank") Johnson (D-Ga.) expresses his concern for national security that is at risk thanks to the filibuster rule.

After Common Cause filed a lawsuit in a D.C. District Court challenging the filibuster’s legality, Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) argued that the filibuster threatens national security.

“We put our national security at stake because we have people who have been nominated for  key positions that the Senate, for one reason or another, can’t act upon because of the super majority vote procedural rule,” said Johnson.

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Ukraine Says Russian Separatists Shot Down Two More Planes

The fate of the crew members is not known.

TRNS News Notes- 7/23

Airlines scrap Israel flights
Kerry flies into Israel
U.S. intel: “Solid case” against Russia – MH17
Obamacare: Court rulings collide
Border: Competing bills
VA: Outlook decidedly mixed…
IRS: Email hunt heats up today

Ulysses S. Grant Dies, Rioting In Detroit, And Justice Kennedy Turns 78

Photo courtesy of the Detroit City government.

Here’s what happened today in American political history.

Click here for: Wednesday, July 23

● Appeals courts split on Obamacare

● JFK’s nuclear war briefing is declassified

● Educational benefits for young aliens

● Judge boots scientists from FDA advisory panel

● Racism thrives on Indian-styled mascots and teams

● Homocide data is double-counted

US: No Evidence Of Direct Russian Involvement In Downed Plane

The U.S. officials however do claim that the Russian governments involvement in the Ukraine crisis had “created the conditions” of the tragedy.

McDonald Pledges To Reform VA, Wins Praise From Senate

“Today, the Department operates as loosely-connected individual administrations,” McDonald said. “Tomorrow, I hope the Department can be ‘one team one dream.’”