Required Reading – July 18

Required reading from around the web of the best, most interesting, or most though provoking things we’ve read:

York: Trump and Senators Offer Plans to Reorganize Bureaucracy, Drain the Swamp

“President Donald Trump’s administration released a plan June 21 that, if enacted, would impose some order on the sprawling administrative state—something that is long overdue. […]  While Congress sometimes delegates authority to the president to determine how staff and funds are deployed or even how an agency is organized, major shakeups require congressional action. That’s where legislation introduced June 27 by Sens. Ron Johnson,  R-Wis., and James Lankford, R-Okla., comes in. Their bill, the Reforming Government Act of 2018, would give the president the power to draw up a broad plan for reorganization—the specifics of which could go far beyond what his administration has already proposed—to be considered under expedited parliamentary procedures in Congress. If the legislation passes, the president could draft a plan to create, abolish, or move entire departments of the federal government (or sub-units thereof). Agencies that have overlapping functions . . .”

Read more at Daily Signal.

Greenfield: 8 Times Obama Sold Out America to Russia

“As sure as sunshine in Southern California, the media was just waiting for President Trump to meet with Russia’s Putin to begin shouting, ‘Traitor.’ […]  Oddly enough the media had no problem with Obama running on a reset with Russia. The reset blamed the bad relationship on Bush and the Iraq War. That wasn’t treason. And here’s what happened when Obama met with Putin.”

Read more at Front Page Mag.

Netanyahu Will Play An Important Role At The Trump-Putin Summit

“Although not a participant in the Helsinki negotiations, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu will play a pivotal behind-the-scenes role. His productive personal relationships with both Putin and Trump will serve as a catalyst for any U.S.-Russia deal on Syria.”

Read more at Daily Caller.

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