The clamor for the full public release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report is growing, the White House is under scrutiny for its security clearances, and despite all the political rancor, Washington, D.C., is in bloom.
Their move comes as the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote Wednesday on whether to authorize subpoenas to obtain not only the special counsel's full report and its underlying evidence, but also documents from five former White House officials related to the investigation.
Top Democratic presidential candidates called for abolishing the Electoral College, allowing felons to vote, and making Election Day a holiday to boost participation at a forum on Monday focused on so-called democracy issues.
The candidates argued that little progress will be made on any issue without fundamental changes to a political system they called broken and corrupt.
Tricia Newbold, a security specialist in the White House, told the House oversight committee that the Trump administration overruled the security clearance denials made by career government employees.
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She told Congress that security clearance applications for White House officials "were not always adjudicated in the best interest of national security," according to House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md.
And Newbold testified that she was "targeted for retaliation" after declining to grant the security clearances.
Duck hunting in Arkansas is a vital part of the state's cultural and economic fabric, but a decline in waterfowl and threatened wetlands has hunters rethinking environmental policies in the face of climate change.