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Shuttered Meat-Processing Plants Are Coming Back Online. Here’s How They’re Protecting Workers

Tyson Foods is reoppening a plant in Waterloo, Iowa, after 444 workers at the facility tested positive for coronavirus, or COVID-19, bringing the total of infected meat workers in Iowa to 1,653, health officials say.  Sarah Little, a representative for the North American Meat Institute, told the Daily Caller News Foundation that President Donald Trump’s executive order mandating a reliable ...

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80% Of Border Crossers Are Turned Back In Under Two Hours, DHS Deputy Says

The acting deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) says that 8-in-10 illegal entrants at the border are being turned back expeditiously because of policies implemented to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Ken Cuccinelli, the second-highest official in DHS, reacted to the latest enforcement action data from the U.S.-Mexico border. April apprehension numbers reached a low not seen in ...

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AG Barr: Mueller ‘Ignored’ Evidence Of Russian Disinformation In Steele Dossier

Attorney General William Barr said in an interview aired Friday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his investigators “ignored” evidence of possible Russian disinformation in the Steele dossier. “I think that’s one of the most troubling aspects of this whole thing,” Barr told CBS News when asked about the possibility that the Kremlin fed disinformation to Christopher Steele, a former ...

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Report: Trump Preparing To Limit Temporary Workers Into The US

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Immigration advisers in the Trump administration are preparing an executive order that would ban some temporary workers into the United States, according to the Wall Street Journal.  Talk of a new executive order comes after President Donald Trump closed all borders to non-essential traffic and issued an order that limits green card applicants abroad from entering the U.S. The actions ...

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AG Barr: FBI Under Comey Set A ‘Perjury Trap’ For Michael Flynn

Attorney General William Barr said he believes that the FBI under James Comey set “a perjury trap” for Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser. In an interview with CBS News, Barr defended the Justice Department’s decision to drop charges against Flynn for making false statements to the FBI. “It was an easy decision,” said Barr in the interview, which ...

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Encouraging Illegal Aliens To Remain In The US Is A Crime, Supreme Court Rules

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The Supreme Court unanimously upheld a federal statute that outlaws encouraging illegal aliens to remain in the U.S. unlawfully in a decision Thursday. The Supreme Court justices voided an earlier decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which had ruled that a federal anti-harboring statute was unconstitutional on the grounds that it violated the First Amendment by restricting free ...

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Florida Supreme Court to Decide Fate of Proposed Amendment to Florida’s Marijuana Law

Photo by Harrison Haines on Pexels.com On Wednesday, the Florida Supreme Court heard arguments about a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow people to use recreational marijuana. Proponents of the amendment, including Make It Legal Florida, are seeking to have the amendment placed on the 2022 ballot. To do so, they need the Florida Supreme Court to give the green ...

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Senate Republicans Urge Trump To Suspend All Guest Worker Visas Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Four Republican senators on Thursday delivered a letter to President Donald Trump, asking him to take further action to protect U.S. workers during the coronavirus pandemic.  The four senators want Trump to extend his immigration ban and suspend all guest worker visas while the viral outbreak continues to wreak havoc on the country’s economy.  The demands came as the Department ...

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House Intel Releases 53 Transcripts From Russia Probe

The House Intelligence Committee on Thursday released transcripts of 53 interviews conducted as part of the panel’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Chairman Adam Schiff released the documents, which total more than 6,000 pages, after an intense pressure campaign from House Republicans and Richard Grenell, the acting director of national intelligence. The committee had voted in September ...

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BREAKING: DOJ Drops Case Against Michael Flynn

The Justice Department dropped its case against former national security adviser Michael Flynn on Thursday, the Associated Press reported. Flynn pleaded guilty on Dec. 1, 2017 to making false statements to the FBI during an interview on Jan. 24, 2017. The decision comes after the Justice Department found FBI documents related to the Flynn investigation that Flynn’s lawyers say are ...

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DOJ Official Abruptly Withdraws From Michael Flynn Case

A top Justice Department official abruptly withdrew Thursday from the case against Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser. Brandon Van Grack, who is chief of the Justice Department’s Foreign Agents Registration Act unit, notified the U.S. District Court of Washington, D.C., through a court filing that he is withdrawing from the case. Van Grack, who worked on the special ...

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‘Schiff Caves’: House Intel Chairman Will Release Russia Probe Transcripts

Rep. Adam Schiff said Wednesday he will soon release dozens of transcripts from the House Intelligence Committee’s Russia investigation, ending a lengthy partisan standoff over publication of the documents. A spokesman for Schiff made the announcement after the release of a letter from Richard Grenell in which the acting director of national intelligence said he would publish the 53 transcripts ...

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Biden Promises To Reverse Due Process Protections For Those Accused Of Campus Sexual Assault

Former Vice President Joe Biden vowed Wednesday to reverse Secretary of Education Betsey DeVos’s Title IX protections for those accused of sexual assault on college campuses. Biden, who faces sexual assault allegations by his former Senate staffer Tara Reade, said in a Wednesday statement that he will reverse DeVos’s rule that seeks to ensure that those who have been accused ...

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