New U.S. Economic Sanctions on Iran in the Legislative Pipeline

While the mainstream focused on healthcare reform this week, the Trump administration and both chambers of the U.S. Congress were busy moving new regulatory and legislative product on Iran. If you guessed sanctions, you’d be right. By way of follow up to new economic sanctions announced March 21, the Trump administration blacklisted yesterday several foreign entities …

Congress Seeks to ‘Beef Up’ CFIUS Review Process, Add Food Security

United States Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) are supposed to introduce legislation today that will add food security to a process used by the federal government to review foreign acquisition of U.S. companies. Had this variable been in effect in 2013, the Chinese acquisition of the Virginia-headquartered Smithfield Foods Inc – …

Catch the Leakers, Hold Them Accountable

According to documents published yesterday by WikiLeaks, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has, possibly had, the capability to hack, exploit software vulnerabilities, and so much more. Why is that news? Taxpayers, I hope, expect that after they invest billions in intelligence that entities such as the CIA have the best tools at their disposal to do their …

Militarized Crop Duster at Heart of Arms Export to Kenya Matter

A corporation caught in Congressional oversight crosshairs is a serious matter. Even routine Congressional inquiries can lead to serious legal problems, loss of reputation in the marketplace and, depending on the size of the company, can destroy a business or otherwise bankrupt a business. Even larger businesses that can usually weather repeated Congressional oversight daggers, the …

Travelers from Cuba, Other Nations in Latin America, Require Enhanced Vetting by US

One of the by-products, or depending on your point of view about the world, the ideological runoff that has resulted from unrestricted, non properly vetted arrivals from Communist Cuba the past few years are people like this fellow in Miami. I wish the video had English-language captions, but I’ll summarize parts of what he said. A …

US Sanctions Venezuelan Vice President, Tareck Al Aissami

In a surprise move that barely registered with the Washington, DC press corps, the Trump administration yesterday afternoon announced that it has imposed economic sanctions on various Venezuelan companies and persons, including Venezuela’s Vice President, Tareck Al Aissami. Although Al Aissami was officially designated under the drug kingpin sanctions program, I think there is a lot …

European ‘Refugee,’ Look East

Despite immense political pressure from globalist policy elites, mostly on the Left, Hungary’s prime minister, Viktor Orbán, seems committed to calling out his political foes who lurk in the shadows of the NGO world. Orbán has a point or two, and western leaders should pay close attention to what he and colleagues in other European nations …