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Trump Administration Preparing To Arrest Illegal Immigrants In Nationwide Raids

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The White House is picking back up plans to apprehend and deport thousands of illegal immigrants who have ignored court orders to leave the country. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Sunday will launch raids across major U.S. cities, according to Homeland Security officials who spoke with the New York Times and NBC News. The Sunday raids will target roughly ...

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US Lawmaker Calls For Puerto Rico Governor To Resign Amid FBI Arrests 

The chairman of the House committee that oversees Puerto Rico called on the territory’s governor to step down after the FBI arrested two of his former officials on corruption charges Wednesday. “We’ve crossed that crucible now,” Democratic Rep. Raul M. Grijalva of Arizona, chair of the House Natural Resource Committee, said Wednesday to The Washington Post. “The restoration of accountability is ...

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Turkey Must Drop Russian S-400 to Stay in F-35 Program, DOD Official Says

The Department of Defense will remove Turkey from the F-35 joint strike fighter program if the nation accepts delivery of the Russian S-400 air defense system, a senior Defense Department official said. Meeting with think tank representatives at the Pentagon, Katie Wheelbarger, the acting assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs, said the NATO alliance and nations partnering in ...

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Ocasio-Cortez Thinks Committee Assignments She Requested Are A Party Plot Against Her

Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez questioned on Wednesday if the leaders of her party assigned her to the committees that she requested in order to keep her from focusing on other issues. “I was assigned to some of the busiest committees and four subcommittees. So my hands are full,” Ocasio-Cortez said during an interview with The New Yorker Radio ...

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Journo Melts Down After Climate Expert Dings Her For Blaming Hurricanes On Global Warming

A climate scientist corrected a liberal reporter on Twitter Tuesday for suggesting a warming climate is causing hurricanes to worsen. The journalist was shocked. “So Ryan can feel free to attack me and mischaracterize what I’m saying all he wants,” New Republic writer Emily Atkin wrote on Twitter after atmospheric scientist Ryan Maue criticized her for what he considers spreading ...

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California Governor Signs Illegal Immigrant Health Care Bill Into Law

California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom officially made his state the first in the U.S. to offer government health care benefits to adult-aged illegal immigrants. Newsome signed SB-104 into law Tuesday, cementing it into the state’s 2020 budget. The legislation extends taxpayer-funded health care to low-income adults aged 19 to 25, regardless if they are living in the country illegally or ...

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House Intel Committee Witness Accuses Fusion GPS Founder Of Perjury

Felix Sater, a real estate developer with past ties to the Trump Organization, alleged Tuesday that Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson committed perjury during Senate testimony Sater made the allegation following testimony before the House Intelligence Committee Sater pointed out that Simpson, who commissioned the anti-Trump dossier, also worked with Natalia Veselnistakaya, the Russian lawyer who attended the June 2016 ...

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House Democrats Use Photo From Obama Administration To Promote Investigation Into ‘Inhumane Treatment’ At The Border

House Democrats tweeted a photo from President Barack Obama’s administration to promote their investigation into “inhumane treatment” at the border before deleting the tweet Tuesday. The Committee on Oversight and Reform announced a hearing advisory set for Wednesday titled “Kids in Cages: Inhumane Treatment at the Border” on their Twitter. The hearing will be “examining” this alleged inhumane treatment after ...

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CBP Seizes 123 Pounds of Meth & Heroin at Border Crossing

TUCSON, Ariz. –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales arrested a United States citizen Monday for attempting to smuggle methamphetamine and heroin through the Port of Nogales. CBP officers at the DeConcini Crossing referred a 35-year-old Peoria, Ariz. resident for further inspection of her Honda sedan following an alert by a CBP narcotics detection canine to ...

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Department of Transportation Announces $477 Million in Infrastructure Grants to 264 Airports in 45 States

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the Department will award $477 million in airport infrastructure grants to 264 airports in 45 states, the Pacific Islands, and the District of Columbia.  This is the third allotment of the total $3.18 billion in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for airports across the United ...

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Acosta Defends His 2008 Deal With Epstein

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Labor Security Alex Acosta took to Twitter Tuesday to defend a deal he cut with billionaire Jeffrey Epstein that prevented Epstein from significant jail time. Acosta has been under fire since Epstein was arrested Saturday and charged with sex trafficking minors. Epstein was previously arrested for two felony prostitution charges, one with a minor, and worked out a light sentence ...

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Julian Castro Takes His Border Decriminalization Proposal A Step Further

Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro is doubling down on his position of border decriminalization by calling for the repeal of the law that makes it a felony to illegally enter the U.S. more than once. Castro, like other Democratic presidential contenders, has long wanted unauthorized entry into the country to be decriminalized. Under current law, it’s a misdemeanor the first time any ...

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Report: Ilhan Omar Embellished Story About Elderly Black Woman Arrested For Shoplifting

Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar admitted to embellishing a story she recently told a group of high school students about an elderly black woman she said was arrested for shoplifting a loaf of bread because her granddaughter was starving. A Washington Post profile of Omar details the progressive Democrat’s story to a group of 400 high school students at Richfield High ...

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