Things are just about wrapped up (allegedly) on a massive spending deal, according to several aides working on the process. Proposals for the bill continued to get passed around through Tuesday night, most likely to be finalized on Wednesday. It will then take about three days to move the bill through the House and the Senate, and the House is scheduled to vote on the bill this Friday. There is some bias in this article because people were named as the reason for the first shutdown, specifically Senator Rand Paul's objections to the previous bill which drug out the entire process. This article focuses on the bill proposed in the Legislative branch. The Legislative branch keeps the Executive branch in check because every bill that is proposed must pass through both the Senate and the House of Representatives. The president does not have the power to create and enforce his own laws, and therefore is limited by the Legislative branch.
Monday night, President Donald Trump tweeted, “The Democrats do not want to help DACA. Would be so easy to make a deal!” On Tuesday, Sen. Mazie Hirono, a Democrat from Hawaii, called Trump a liar. She says that it is Trump's fault that DACA is an issue in the first place. The fiery debate over immigration and border wall funding continues to grow. Ideas are proposed as quickly as they are shut down. One potential proposal is a pathway to citizenship for DACA members in exchange for $25 billion in border wall funding. This article shares the ideas of both sides in the proposal offers, but also focuses on the Hawaiian Senator who called Trump a liar and passionately defended her opinions which were clearly worthy of debate. The Executive branch is limited by the Legislative branch because Trump cannot receive any border funding at all unless a bill is passed through the Senate and the House, approved by enough Democrats and Republicans. Since the Democrats and Republicans are on very different sides of the debate, it will take a lot of discussion to finalize and introduce a bill that satisfies both sides.
Texas Republican Rep. Roger Williams believes his new school security bill could have prevented Tuesday’s high school shooting in Great Mills, Maryland. He proposed a bill that would allow for schools to directly request what they need, be it bulletproof glass or school resource officers. Williams is close to the issue of school safety, especially because he was shot in a previous incident during a congressional baseball practice. He emphasized that guns should not be taken away from good people, but the debate over gun control should not take priority over school and student safety. This article does not have too much bias, Williams is not directly fighting for stricter laws on guns or to leave them as they are. Instead, he is more so promoting school safety. The Legislative branch is kept in check by the Executive branch because the bill was proposed through the legislature, but in order to get passed it most likely needed to be signed and approved by the president.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is encouraging all U.S. attorneys to pursue the death penalty in certain drug cases, hours after President Trump said this option needs to be considered more. The opioid epidemic killed over 64,000 people in one year alone. Trump is calling for more intense punishments to try to control the exponential growth of drug issues throughout the country. He says prosecutors need to get tough on drug dealers which includes the death penalty. This article does not present too much opinion other than Trump's, but the other side which would oppose instilling the death penalty is also absent. The Executive branch and Judicial branch keep in check because although the president wants to enforce the death penalty in more drug cases, the official ruling in the court cases are judges in the supreme court. The death penalty is allowed in 31 states while it is not allowed in 19 states, which means it will only be ruled constitutional in a little over half of the country.