Leaders of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee said they reached an agreement on Tuesday on a draft authorization for the use of military force in Syria that was much narrower than the request made by President Barack Obama, paving the way for a vote by the committee on Wednesday. Read The Full Story
President Obama won the support on Tuesday of Republican and Democratic leaders in the House for an attack on Syria, giving him a foundation to win broader approval for military action from a Congress that still harbors deep reservations. Read The Full Story
The feds’ are exercising eminent domain along the Mexico border– buying up property- but paying very little for it. Landowners in Santa Cruz county are livid.
Voters in Colorado and Washington approved measures last November that would tax and regulate cannabis. On August 29, the Department of Justice announced, “Based on assurances that those states will impose an appropriately strict regulatory system, the Department has informed the governors of both states that it is deferring its right to challenge their legalization laws at this time.” Further, Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole sent a memo to all United States Attorneys explaining the DOJ’s stance.
It could have been a part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, but now a 21-ton Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle, or MRAP, is on the streets of Gallatin.
"It's like waking up on Christmas morning and having the best present you ever had," said Asst. Chief William Sorrells.
Gallatin Police know if the Department of Defense didn't transfer the vehicles to local law enforcement for free the sticker price alone would make them unobtainable.
"Actually the sticker is still here is $658,000," Sorrells said.
The MRAP is basically a supped-up International Dump Truck with a v-hull to deflect blasts from Improvised Explosive Devices. That's more than enough for the roughly 15 SWAT-style calls Gallatin Police and other Sumner County agencies respond to annually. Read The Full Story