This morning the House Republicans reversed course and dropped the Goodlatte amendment from their rules package for the 115th Congress, leaving the Office of Congressional Ethics a non-partisan and independent agency.
Monday night (1/2/17) the House Republicans voted to weaken the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) and eliminate its independence.
I have a bulleted list of stuff I think you should at least scan through. The first section is stuff I stumbled over today while sorting my RSS feeds for the year. The second section is a handful of links from my Fodder bookmarks folder, links I intended to share but never got to for some reason. Check ’em out.
To sum up: 35 Russian diplomats will be expelled from the US, two Russian compounds in the US will be closed, 9 individuals and entities will be sanctioned, and the DHS and FBI are releasing information on Russian cyber activity to help US tech people and companies combat Russian hacking.