Written by SK Ashby

(Cartoonist - Rob Rogers)

In other news, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was successfully elected to become the new Speaker of the House.

meanwhile, the Justice Department has reportedly opened an investigation of former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke for possibly lying to the inspector general.

Finally, the State Department has issued a travel warning for China, essentially warning that China may detain Americans in retaliation.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Thursday renewed its warning for U.S. citizens traveling in China to exercise increased caution due to “arbitrary enforcement of local laws” amid heightened diplomatic tensions over the arrest in Canada of a Chinese technology company executive. [...]

The advisory also warns about China’s use of “exit bans” that would prohibit U.S. citizens from leaving the country, sometimes keeping them in China for years.