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NATO Increases Defense Spending, Yet Just Six Countries Meet Trump’s Targets

NATO members increased their defense spending over the course of 2018 following pressure from the United States, yet just six countries are meeting targets set last year by President Donald Trump. 

Obama Administration Refused to Declare Public Health Emergency for Fentanyl

The Washington Post on Wednesday published a searing indictment of the Obama administration for disregarding a plea from health experts to declare a public health emergency for overdoses from fentanyl, the powerful synthetic opioid that was already racking up a body count in 2016 and would go on to kill thousands of people over the next three years.

Dem Rep. Castro Urges GOP, Dems to ‘Fight Back’ Against Trump’s ‘Enormous’ ‘Power Grab’

Thursday, Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) reacted to the 59-41 Senate vote to overturn President Donald Trump’s national emergency border declaration. A dozen Republican senators voted with Democrats. Castro said, “I absolutely would urge House leadership, I hope to work with Speaker Pelosi and others, Steny Hoyer, on taking a vote on this, assuming the president vetoes this as he said he’s going to do. This is the most constitutional vote we have taken in a generation on the balance of powers between the presidency and Congress. If we don’t stand up together as Republicans and Democrats and fight back against this power grab, then 20 years from now we’ll be talking about this moment that the presidency usurped enormous power from the Congress.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

Schumer: We Intend to Have More Votes on Emergency Declaration

During a press conference on Thursday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) stated that Senate Democrats intend to bring the resolution against President Trump’s national emergency declaration up for further votes. Schumer said, “[T]he president will first veto it. It goes to the House. It won’t have the 2/3ds. But I believe the law allows us to bring it up every six months, and certainly, we would intend to do that.” Schumer then responded to a question on what would be the point of bringing the resolution up again by stating, “The point of defending the checks and balances that the Founding Fathers put so exquisitely into our government? We’ve got to defend it ten times, even if they knock it down, in hopes of winning the eleventh.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett

NC State Student Government Wants to Make ‘Hate Speech’ Punishable

North Caroline State University’s student government held a town hall last week to discuss how they can create a better “racial climate” and a “safe learning environment” on campus. At the meeting, members of the Diversity Outreach Department called for amending the Student Code of Conduct to include “repercussions for hate speech.”

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