Mexican border wall joins 31 other national emergencies currently in effect

“The president has the power to take such an action — detailed in the National Emergencies Act of 1976 — if he or she believes the nation is “threatened by crisis, exigency, or emergency circumstances (other than natural disasters, war, or near-war situations),” according to a 2007 Congressional Research Service (CRS) report. In the past 43 years, presidents have declared at least 58 states of emergency (not including weather-related events).

Currently, there are at least 31 national emergencies in effect. Here’s a running list, according to the Brennan Center for Justice.”

Abortion Was the Leading Cause of Death Worldwide in 2018, Killing 42 Million People

“As of December 31, 2018, there have been some 41.9 million abortions performed in the course of the year, Worldometers revealed. By contrast, 8.2 million people died from cancer in 2018, 5 million from smoking, and 1.7 million died of HIV/AIDS. …

It also records the total number of abortions in the world, based on the latest statistics on abortions published by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Globally, just under a quarter of all pregnancies (23 percent) were ended by abortion in 2018, and for every 33 live births, ten infants were aborted.”

Former Air Force TSgt wanted by US DOJ – Assisted Iranian Intelligence

Witt, 39, served in the Air Force during 1997-2008, and as a contractor until 2010. She secured a high-level security clearance and routinely worked highly classified intelligence missions.

She defected to Iran five years ago and began helping Iranian intelligence target her former colleagues in the U.S. She also revealed classified details in the Pentagon’s Special Access Program.

The House Is Set To Vote On Trillion Dollar Spending Bill. No One Has Read It

““No one has seen the final wording of a long and complicated bill we will be expected to vote on tomorrow evening,” Republican Maryland Rep. Andy Harris told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “That’s no way to run a legislature.”

Republican Study Chairman Mike Johnson also confirmed that “as of lunch on Wednesday, members of the RSC, and to our knowledge, even members of the conference committee, had not seen the text.””

Vice President Pence warns that Iran’s mullahs are plotting ‘new Holocaust’ against Israel

‘The three H’s — the Houthis, Hamas and Hezbollah — these are real threats … you can’t get peace in the Middle East without pushing back against Iran,’ Pompeo said, referring to the Islamic regime’s proxies in Yemen, in Lebanon and in Syria and Iraq.

Building The Air Force We Need To Meet Chinese And Russian Threats

In the words of Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, “The Air Force is too small for what the nation expects of us.” Nor is the Secretary alone in her assessment. During a 2017 hearing, then Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain declared: “This is a full-blown crisis, and if left unresolved, it will call into question the Air Force’s ability to accomplish its mission.” The baseline reality is that the Air Force is operating the smallest, oldest, and least ready aircraft force it has ever fielded in its history. In 1990, the Air Force fielded 3,206 fighters and 737 bombers. Today, it has just 1,731 fighters and 157 bombers. Mobility aircraft like tankers and transports were also slashed by over half.