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Trump Effect: Second Quarter GDP Forecast at 4.8% – besting Obama predictions

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The Trump economy is not only growing, but accelerating according to the newest forecast from the Atlanta Federal Reserve’s GDPNow model. The forecast sees consumer spending growth and private fixed investment growth increased from 3.4 percent and 4.6 percent, respectively, to 3.5 percent and 5.4 percent, respectively based on the May employment report, the construction spending report, and the Manufacturing ISM ...

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Trump Appoints New Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Adviser

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President Donald Trump appointed a new Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Advisor Friday to replace Tom Bossert who was fired in April. According to a statement by the White House, Trump chose Rear Admiral Douglas Fears to serve on the National Security Council which is led by National Security Advisor Ambassador John Bolton. “Doug Fears brings more than three decades of ...

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New York City’s failure to honor immigration detainers leads to hundreds of dangerous criminals released

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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) in New York conducted a three-month review of detainers lodged with the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and New York Department of Corrections (NYDOC) to determine the type of criminal aliens who have been released from custody without ICE being notified.  Detainers are ICE’s request to a local ...

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Nancy Pelosi Doesn’t Think Lower Unemployment, More Jobs Is A Good Thing

  by Robert Donachie House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi doesn’t think Friday’s stellar jobs report is a good thing because it happened under Republican control of the White House and Congress. “May’s jobs report shows that strong employment numbers mean little to the families hit with soaring new costs under the Republicans’ watch,” Pelosi wrote in a statement to supporters ...

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Watch: President Trump speaks at Coast Guard Change-of-Command ceremony [video + transcript]

President Donald Trump participates in a Coast Guard Change-of-Command ceremony Friday. Transcript of President Trump’s speech THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much, Secretary Nielsen.  Great job you’re doing.  That was a wonderful introduction and your leadership as the Coast Guard’s Service Secretary has been very much appreciated and respected.  Thank you very much.  Great job. Thank you as well to ...

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Illegal aliens arrested after hiding $20 million from taxation

Honduran nationals sentenced for wire fraud, illegally employing workers Jacksonville, Fla. – Two Honduran national illegal aliens were sentenced Wednesday for conspiracy to commit wire fraud for their roles in a scheme that created shell companies to mask the unauthorized employment of workers in the construction industry, conceal the income the pair generated and hide the $20 million in payroll ...

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California On The Verge Of Getting Its Own Set Of Strict Net Neutrality Rules

  by Kyle Perisic Democrats in the California State Senate passed net neutrality regulations on Wednesday that are stricter than the Obama-era ones they replaced. The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Obama-era rule implemented in 2015 placed a ban on blocking, throttling and paid prioritization of content on the internet, but it was repealed in December 2017. The net neutrality legislation ...

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Trump administration issues 15,000 additional visas for temporary workers

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The Department of Homeland Security announced Thursday that it would increase the number of H-2B visas for the 2018 fiscal year. “An additional 15,000 H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker visas will be available for Fiscal Year 2018,” DHS said in a statement. “In this determination, Secretary Nielsen determined there are not sufficient, qualified, U.S. workers available to perform temporary non-agriculture labor ...

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Moving Out: Californians look for houses in other states at twice U.S. average; cite sanctuary policies, affordability

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Santa Clara, San Mateo, and Los Angeles are the top three California markets where residents are leaving More than half of those searching outside their county are looking to leave California; Nearly half are looking at more affordable counties in state San Diego, San Francisco and Marin counties are generating the most out of California views California’s housing affordability crisis, sanctuary ...

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FBI Spy Stefan Halper’s Media Contacts Could Pose A Problem, Retired FBI Officials Say

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  by Chuck Ross FBI spy Stefan Halper interacted with the media multiple times, according to a Cambridge researcher Former senior FBI officials said the interactions could be a cause for concern for the FBI, one calling them “highly irregular” Halper was reportedly an anonymous source on reports surrounding allegations about Michael Flynn’s relations with a Russian national While working ...

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Denmark Jumps On The Burqa Ban Bandwagon

  by Joshua Gill Denmark on Thursday joined the growing list of European countries that have banned face-covering clothing in public, including burqas, niqabs, and other Islamic veils. The new law, which passed with a vote of 75 to 30 with 74 absentees, outlaws all face coverings except for those with a “recognizable purpose,” such as a scarf in cold ...

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