Ron Johnson

  • California Jun 7, 2019

    Want to Visit the Space Station? Now You Can — But It Won’t Be Cheap

    You’ve heard about the International Space Station for years. Want to visit? NASA announced Friday that the orbiting outpost is now open for business to private citizens, with the first visit expected to be as early as next year. There is a catch, though: You’ll need to raise your own cash, and it won’t be cheap. A round-trip ticket likely...

  • California May 24, 2019

    NASA’s First-of-Kind Tests Look to Manage Drones in Cities

    NASA has launched the final stage of a four-year effort to develop a national traffic management system for drones, testing them in cities for the first time beyond the operator’s line of sight as businesses look in the future to unleash the unmanned devices in droves above busy streets and buildings. Multiple drones took to the air at the same...

  • Donald Trump Mar 29, 2019

    Trump Seeks to Cut Foreign Aid to 3 Central American Nations

    Taking drastic action over illegal immigration, President Donald Trump moved Saturday to cut direct aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, whose citizens are fleeing north and overwhelming U.S. resources at the southern border. The State Department notified Congress that it would look to suspend 2017 and 2018 payments to the trio of nations, which have been home to some...

  • Donald Trump Jan 14, 2019

    Trump Declares He’ll ‘Never Back Down’ in Shutdown Fight

    With the government mired in shutdown week four, President Donald Trump rejected a short-term legislative fix and dug in for more combat Monday, declaring he would “never ever back down.” Trump rejected a suggestion to reopen the government for several weeks while negotiations would continue with Democrats over his demands for $5.7 billion for a long, impregnable wall along the...

  • Donald Trump Jun 27, 2018

    Proposed Department of Education Merger Comes as Key Education Programs Dismantled

    While President Donald Trump has turned used Twitter to reinforce his stance on key issues and criticize his Democratic colleagues, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has taken steps to fade out key Department of Education programs. Trump pledged to eliminate the Department of Education and has taken the first step toward achieving that goal, proposing the agency be combined with...

  • Russia Apr 1, 2018

    US Needs ‘Resolve’ to Take on Russia: GOP Sen. Johnson

    Republican Sen. Ron Johnson said Sunday that the U.S. and Western allies must stand up to Russian President Vladimir Putin in the face of “aggression” and “provocations” from Moscow. “We have to have the resolve, I mean, we have to,” the Wisconsin lawmaker and chairman of the Senate’s Homeland Security Committee said in an exclusive interview on “Meet The Press.”...

  • NBC News Jan 25, 2018

    GOP Lawmakers Seizes on ‘Secret Society’ Texts to Cast Doubt on FBI

    GOP lawmakers and conservative media have seized on the notion of a coordinated anti-Trump effort within the FBI after an agent’s reference to a “secret society” in a text exchange emerged last month, NBC News reported....
    Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., alleged an informant confirmed there had been “secret off-site meetings” involving “a number of high level, FBI officials.” Johnson, who chairs...

  • Donald Trump Dec 5, 2017

    Senate Confirms Nielsen to Head Homeland Security

    The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Deputy White House chief of staff Kirstjen Nielsen as President Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Department of Homeland Security. Senators approved Nielsen’s nomination, 62-37, on Tuesday. Nielsen, 45, is a former DHS official who is considered a protege of White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, a former DHS secretary.

  • Donald Trump Dec 5, 2017

    Kirstjen Nielsen Confirmed as Homeland Security Secretary

    The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Deputy White House chief of staff Kirstjen Nielsen as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

  • Barack Obama Sep 21, 2017

    GOP Health Bill Offers Provisions to Help 2 States: Analysts

    Provisions shoehorned into the Republican health care bill dangle extra money for Alaska and Wisconsin, home states of one GOP senator whose vote party leaders desperately need and another who co-sponsored the legislation, according to analysts who’ve studied the legislation. The 140-page measure, which top Republicans hope to push through the Senate next week, is stuffed with language making some...

  • Barack Obama Sep 21, 2017

    GOP Lawmakers Split on Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill

    Republicans expect to vote next week on a health care bill known as Graham-Cassidy, named for the senators who wrote it, which would scale back Medicaid. Some GOP lawmakers are split on the newest effort to undo Obamacare, while Democrats are planning for more demonstrations against it.

  • Chicago Aug 9, 2017

    GOP Senator Suggests Brain Tumor Affected McCain Vote

    Sen. Ron Johnson suggested that fellow Republican Sen. John McCain’s brain tumor and the after-midnight timing of the vote were factors in the Arizona lawmaker’s decisive vote against the GOP health care bill. In a radio interview Tuesday with AM560 “Chicago’s Morning Answer,” Johnson answered questions about the collapse of the years-long Republican effort to repeal and replace Barack Obama’s...

  • Facebook Aug 9, 2017

    Don’t Call Me Sweetheart: Ashley Judd Slams ‘Everyday Sexism’ at Airport

    Ashley Judd criticized airport employees after she experienced “everyday sexism” on her way through airport security on Saturday.
    In a Facebook Live video, the actress explained how an airport security worker called her “sweetheart,” complimented her dress and eventually touched her.

  • Majority Leader Jun 25, 2017

    ’Lets Not Rush This’: Senators Urge Health Care Vote Delay

    Senators on both sides of the aisle can agree on at least one thing: rushing a vote on health care would be ill-advised, NBC News reported. Republican senators unveiled their version of the health bill on Thursday, and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has indicated he wants to see a vote before the end of this week. Both Sen. Ron Johnson,...

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