Our Nation’s Foundations – Lesson Nine: Legislative Branch

by Oletta Branstiter   Place highlights of this information in one-third of the roof area of your graphic structure. In Article I, the framers of our Constitution described the powers and limitations to the powers of the Legislative Branch of our Republic. It contains ten sections.  Section 1 creates and grants power to a bicameral legislature – a House of Representatives and a Senate. Section 2 establishes specific rules for the House of Representatives, elected for two-year terms by the citizens of state districts. This section also includes the 3/5th…

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Senator Lindsey Graham Moves to Restrict President Trump’s Power to Fire Special Counsel Mueller

By Oletta Branstiter Following days of increasingly negative tweets by President Trump expressing his displeasure with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, former Presidential candidate and Republican Senator from South Carolina Lindsey Graham put his proverbial foot down yesterday by declaring publicly, “As a human being, I think he should show respect for Jeff Sessions as a person. Jeff Sessions was the most loyal supporter of Donald Trump. A rock-solid conservative. The reason I like him so much is I often disagree with him, but I’d never believe he was a man…

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Executive Orders vs. Signed Legislation – President Trump’s Accomplishments So Far

by Oletta Branstiter According to WhiteHouse.gov, President Trump has signed 35 executive orders, with the purpose of unraveling many of the Progressive actions by previous President Obama, but which can be undone by any future president. The most conservative of these may include: Executive Order: Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements Presidential Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure Presidential Executive Order on Improving Accountability and Whistleblower Protection at the Department of Veterans Affairs Presidential Executive Order on Enforcing Statutory Prohibitions on Federal Control of…

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