Donald Trump, Cabinet
Evangelical Cabinet: “These are godly individuals that God has risen to a position of prominence in our culture,” said Capitol Ministries president and founder Ralph Drollinger. Photo credit: The White House / Wikimedia

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Soldiers Promised Citizenship Charge Pentagon with Stalling Their Applications (Jimmy)

The author writes, “Soldiers in the U.S. Army Reserve are suing the Pentagon and the Department of Homeland Security for stalling their citizenship applications after they joined the military through a program that promised them fast-track naturalization for their service.”

Corey Lewandowski’s Shameless Influence Play (Russ)

Trump’s former campaign manager takes special interest concerns right to Trump, and it’s just peachy with the president.

Sperm Counts Sharply Declined in Western Countries, Indicates Deeper Problems (Milicent)

Comprehensive studies revealed that sperm counts declined by more than half between 1973 and 2011 – and Low sperm count has been connected to overall morbidity and risk for death. Strongly suspected causes: environment (toxic air, e.g.), lifestyle (smoking), pesticides, endocrine disruptors (chemicals found in plastic bottles).

Democrats Look Toward Obama Favorite for 2020 (Dan)

Deval Patrick is an Obama favorite, former Massachusetts governor…and Bain Capital employee. Can he bring together the party?