Schock Tactics: How The Justice Department Violated The Constitution In Its Aaron Schock Investigation

JONATHAN TURLEY

Below is my column in the Hill Newspaper on the investigation of former Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill), who attracted notoriety for his use of a Downton Abbey motif for the decoration of his office.  Obviously a preference for haughty interiors should not be enough to generate a massive criminal investigation.  However, the prosecutor in this case has pursued Schock with utter abandon, including trampling over long-established protections accorded to Congress.  Regardless of the merits of the fraud allegations against Schock, the investigation raises troubling questions of constitutional law and Congress should hold hearings into the violation of Article I.

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INDIAN COUNTRYSIDE

Enchanted Forests

I have had the most Unusual , Fascinating and absolutely Enchanting time in the Indian Countryside as I campaigned for three weeks for a Political Party during the ongoing Assembly Elections in the most populous and diverse state of India, Uttar Pradesh. ( literally means Northern Region) .

The setting is an area  near the Ganges ,which is over 99% Rural consisting of close to 350 Villages.

Be Enchanted as I was with some pictures which capture the Flora & Fauna in this Agriculturally Rich Region in Northern India.

Parakeets, Mangoes and flowers  like the Lotus adorn the facade of this Beautiful Home. The Inspiration is entirely from Nature and the surroundings.

rural-nature Rural Illustrations on a Country Home

Take a deep breath, soak in the fresh air, it is the Countryside and air pollutants reside in Urban cities.

For me it was a joyous time as I soaked…

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Be Disciplined……

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As people who want to enjoy our lives today and be strong and healthy for the future, we need discipline in so many areas of our lives. This includes: our eating and exercise habits; the way we use our time; our thoughts, words and emotions; our ability to respond to criticism properly and endure suffering.

I have never heard someone say discipline is easy, but the point is not ease; it’s result. Hebrews 12:11 says, ” For the time being no discipline brings joy, but seems grievous and painful; but afterwards it yields a peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it( a harvest of fruit which consists in righteousness, in conformity to God’s will in Purpose, thought, and action, resulting in right living and right standard with God).”



Discipline is something we do for ourselves; it does not bring immediate joy or results, but later…

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CPEC positive influence on Pakistan’s economy an example for all B&R countries – Global Times

Source: CPEC positive influence on Pakistan’s economy an example for all B&R countries – Global Times

On ancient route linking Southeast Asian countries, a symbolic vovage by COSCO vessel – Global Times

Source: On ancient route linking Southeast Asian countries, a symbolic vovage by COSCO vessel – Global Times

Shanghai Pudong Development Bank sets up Singapore branch – Global Times

Source: Shanghai Pudong Development Bank sets up Singapore branch – Global Times

NK state media’s broadside won’t impact China policy – Global Times

Source: NK state media’s broadside won’t impact China policy – Global Times

Washington Post Poll: Trump Would Still Beat Clinton

JONATHAN TURLEY

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There is an interesting finding from a Washington Post poll that is rather buried in the story: “The new survey finds 46 percent saying they voted for Clinton and 43 percent for Trump, similar to her two-point national vote margin. Asked how they would vote if the election were held today, 43 say they would support Trump and 40 percent say Clinton.”  Given Trump’s dismal popularity (perhaps the least popular president in the first 100 days in office since the start of modern polling), it was a surprising result.  It comes at a time when Clinton has been listing a number of reasons for her historic defeat . . . except for herself.  This includes her explanation (and her supporters) that it was not Clinton but self-hating, misogynistic women who could not vote for any woman for President.

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6 Israelis, including 2 soldiers, charged with attacking Arabs

Shin Bet says suspects carried out a string of violent assaults, including stabbing, in order to prevent Jewish girls fraternizing with Arabs

Source: 6 Israelis, including 2 soldiers, charged with attacking Arabs

Iran deploys new anti-ship cruise missile

Defense minister claims Nasir missile opens ‘new chapter’ in country’s defensive capabilities

Source: Iran deploys new anti-ship cruise missile