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Congress should protect Mueller from Saturday Night Massacre

Congress should enact legislation that would protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller from arbitrary firing by President Trump to short-circuit his investigation of alleged Russian government collusion with the Trump presidential campaign or related crimes. It should resurrect the Independent Counsel Act.

President pulls right, Pope Francis pulls left

A controversial article in La Civilta Cattolica, a Vatican-approved publication, by editor-in-chief Jesuit Fr. Antonio Spadaro and Marcelo Figueroa, an Argentine Presbyterian pastor who leads his country's edition of the Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, has attacked the American Christians who supported Donald Trump for the American presidency.

In this July 18, 2008 photo, calories of each food item appear on a McDonalds drive-thru menu in New York. The Food and Drug Administration announced long-delayed calorie labeling rules Tuesday, requiring establishments that sell prepared foods and have 20 or more locations to post the calorie content of food "clearly and conspicuously" on their menus, menu boards and displays. Companies will have until November 2015 to comply.  (AP Photo/Ed Ou, File)

How to eat healthy when dining out

Eating out not only offers a welcomed break from cooking (and cleaning), but also provides convenience and the opportunity to enjoy a certain ambiance as well as special treats for our taste buds.

Jaroslaw Kaczynski, center, twin brother of the late president Lech Kaczynski, and leader of the now-ruling Law and Justice party, speaks during a monthly tribute to the victims of the 2010 presidential plane crash, in front of the Presidential Palace, in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. Protesters say that the remembrance observances are being used for political purposes by Jaroslaw.  (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

Resisting Russia, Poland refuses to play by the EU playbook

Jaroslaw is just not letting it go. "It" is the 2010 crash of a Polish Air Force plane near Smolensk, Russia, which killed Lech Kaczynski, the twin brother of Polish Law and Justice party leader, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, 18 members of the Polish parliament, the military commanders of the Polish armed forces, the Polish central bank chief and a former Polish president.

In this May 15, 2017, photo, Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks announces his candidacy for the U.S. Senate in Huntsville, Ala. Brooks is in a heated Republican primary with incumbent Sen. Luther Strange and former state Chief Justice Roy Moore, who was twice removed from his duties after losing battles on gay marriage and the public display of the Ten Commandments. Voters are being asked to decide which brand of conservatism they prefer. (Bob Gathany/AL.com via AP, File)

Support Mo Brooks to replace Jeff Sessions

Conservative grassroots activists who support President Trump and are angry at the Senate's failure to pass a bill repealing ObamaCare will have their first opportunity to send a message to Washington in next Tuesday's Alabama U.S. Senate special election.

FILE - In this June 21, 2017, file photo, Special Counsel Robert Mueller departs after a closed-door meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee about Russian meddling in the election at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

The swamp strikes back

If anyone has any doubt the swamp in Washington does not want to be drained, all someone has to do is look at the news that came out Thursday. Special prosecutor Robert Mueller has impaneled a grand jury to investigate, well anything he wants to about Donald Trump.

President Donald Trump waves as he walks to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, in Washington. Trump is en route to Huntington, W.Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Congress may regret tying Trump's hands on Russia

The Founding Fathers set up a system of checks and balances. That's something we all learned about this in civics class (unless you are a millennial who didn't take civics). So, it is well within the authority of the legislative branch to attempt to tie the president's hands when it comes to sanctions on Russia.