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  • Hardline immigration bill fails in the House

    06/21/2018 11:22:56 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | Juliegrace Brufke | Juliegrace Brufke
    The House on Thursday rejected a hardline immigration bill — introduced by Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) — after leadership postponed a second vote on a compromise measure written with centrists. The 193-231 vote came a day after President Trump signed an executive order ending the controversial practice of separating children from parents who cross the border illegally. No Democrats voted in favor of Goodlatte's bill. House leadership had expressed pessimism on the chances for either Goodlatte’s legislation or a second compromise bill written with centrists, both of which come as the growing crisis at the border dominated headlines. The...
  • Trump suspends prosecutions of migrant parents with kids at border

    06/21/2018 9:56:51 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 78 replies
    NY Post ^ | 21 June, 2018 | Bob Fredericks
    In a dramatic about face, the Trump administration will stop prosecuting migrant parents who cross the border illegally with children, a new report said Thursday... “We’re suspending prosecutions of adults who are members of family units until ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) can accelerate resource capability to allow us to maintain custody,”
  • Andy Gronik(D) withdraws from Wisconsin governor race, leaving nine Democrats in the (Primary) field

    06/21/2018 9:55:38 AM PDT · by Wally_Kalbacken · 7 replies
    The Cap Times ^ | 6/21/2018 | Jessie Opoien
    The first major Democratic candidate to launch a bid for Wisconsin governor has ended his campaign. Milwaukee businessman Andy Gronik announced his decision to withdraw from the race on Thursday, following a Marquette University Law School poll that found he was supported by 4 percent of Democrats who plan to vote in the Aug. 14 primary election. "The response to my candidacy has been incredible, and we’ve been picking up momentum and supporters every day, but just not fast enough," Gronik said in a statement. "It’s time for me to step down and give someone a legitimate chance to win...
  • Supreme Court rules states can collect sales tax for online purchases nationwide

    06/21/2018 9:54:25 AM PDT · by Poison Pill · 113 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/21/2018 | Bill Mears
    Online shoppers could find costs going up after the Supreme Court did away Thursday with a decades-old precedent limiting the ability of states to collect sales tax on certain out-of-state Internet purchases. The 5-4 ruling called the current rules “unsound and incorrect.”
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  • High Court: Online shoppers can be forced to pay sales tax

    06/21/2018 7:58:37 AM PDT · by Reno89519 · 126 replies
    AP ^ | June 21, 2018 | Hessuca Gresko
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax. The 5-4 ruling Thursday is a win for states, who said they were losing out on billions of dollars annually under two decades-old Supreme Court decisions that impacted online sales tax collection. The high court ruled Thursday to overturn those decisions. snip “Each year the physical presence rule becomes further removed from economic reality and results in significant revenue losses to the States. These critiques underscore that the physical presence rule, both as first formulated and as applied today, is an incorrect interpretation of...
  • Trump Rally in Duluth, MN 6/20/18 Live stream 7:30 pm EST

    06/20/2018 3:45:26 PM PDT · by blueyon · 173 replies
    Wednesday, June 20, 2018: RSBN's Liz Willis, Tera Broaddrick, Alyssa Ashe, Tom O'Neill, and Aaron Pangio will be on hand as President Donald J. Trump holds a rally in Duluth, Minnesota at AMSOIL Arena.
  • Trump signs order that he says will keep migrant families together

    06/20/2018 12:17:33 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 306 replies
    CNBC ^ | 06/20/2018 | C. Wilkie
    President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday that he says will keep migrant families together during detention on the U.S.-Mexico border. The president will not abandon his "zero tolerance" policy of criminally prosecuting all adults who cross U.S. borders illegally. Earlier, he signaled he would sign a measure to stop his administration's splitting of migrant families. "I'll be signing something in a little while that's going to do that," he told reporters during a White House event after saying he wanted families to be kept together. "I'll be doing something that's somewhat pre-emptive and ultimately will be matched by...
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  • Melania Calls Secret Service After Actor Peter Fonda Calls For Barron Trump To Be Kidnapped

    06/20/2018 9:37:48 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 230 replies
    dailycaller ^ | 20 JUN 18 | Benny Johnson
    The Office of the First Lady has notified the Secret Service after actor Peter Fonda called for kidnapping Melania and Donald Trump’s son, Barron, The Daily Caller has learned exclusively. In a tweet sent Wednesday, the actor called for Barron to be “ripped” from Melania’s arms and put in a cage “with pedophiles.”
  • Ryan addresses immigration at gop press conference

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/ryan-addresses-immigration-at-gop-press-conference/ar-AAyUNdskk
  • Exclusive: Pope criticizes Trump administration policy on migrant family separation

    06/20/2018 8:12:15 AM PDT · by gunsequalfreedom · 118 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 20, 2018 | Philip Pullella
    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has criticized the Trump administration’s policy of separating migrant families at the Mexican border, saying populism is not the answer to the world’s immigration problems.
  • BREAKING: Rep Mark Meadows Unmasks Two Unidentified Trump-Hating FBI Officials Referred For Invest

    06/20/2018 6:12:57 AM PDT · by bitt · 84 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 6/19/2018 | Christina Laila
    Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows unmasked two of the previously unidentified, anti-Trump, pro-Hillary FBI investigators referred for investigation by the Inspector General. These FBI attorneys do not work in “counterintelligence” as the FBI previously claimed as an excuse to withhold their names from the public. Rep. Mark Meadows unmasked two of the unidentified FBI officials in the IG report. The unnamed FBI officials “Agent 1” and “Agent 5” were involved in the FBI Clinton investigation and were also engaged in a romantic relationship just like fellow FBI lovebirds Strzok and Page. One of the FBI lawyers is Sally Moyer, the...
  • WH Deputy Chief Of Staff Joe Hagin To Leave Trump Admin, Exit Government

    06/19/2018 9:00:32 PM PDT · by bitt · 18 replies
    talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | 6/19/2018 | matt shuham
    White House deputy chief of staff for operations Joe Hagin is stepping down from that role and exiting the government for the private sector, the White House said Tuesday. Hagin played a central role in organizing President Donald Trump’s recent summit with North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un in Singapore, and prior to serving in the Trump administration was a part of the Regan administration and both Bush administrations. Reports emerged before the Singapore summit that Hagin was looking to leave the White House and become deputy CIA director, rather than leave government entirely. BuzzFeed News noted, however, that the resignation...
  • The US has withdrawn from the UN Human Rights Council ...

    06/19/2018 6:58:11 PM PDT · by caww · 64 replies
    Vox ^ | 6/19/2018 | Alexia Underwood
    Nikki Haley, US ambassador to the UN, announced the decision on Tuesday evening, saying that the US could no longer be part of a UN body that was a “protector of human rights abusers, and a cesspool of political bias.” “Look at the council membership and you see an appalling disrespect for human rights,” she said, citing member countries China, Venezuela, Russia, Cuba, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Egypt. She went on to speak at length about how the council displayed a “chronic anti-Israel bias” and was “not worthy of its name.”
  • Peter Strzok reportedly escorted out of FBI building

    06/19/2018 1:39:35 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 168 replies
    Peter Strzok, the FBI agent who promised his paramour that he’d make sure Donald Trump lost the election, has reportedly been escorted from the FBI building. “FBI special agent Peter Strzok was escorted out of the FBI building on Friday, source familiar tells me,” tweeted CNN reporter Laura Jarrett on Tuesday. News - FBI special agent Peter Strzok was escorted out of the FBI building on Friday, source familiar tells me; as of today, he is still employed; he’s been stationed in Human Resources since dismissal from Mueller team. — Laura Jarrett (@LauraAJarrett) June 19, 2018
  • House Joint Committee Hearing With IG Michael Horowitz – 10:00am Livestream…

    06/19/2018 6:47:08 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 244 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 6/19/18 | sundance
    A joint committee from House Ove rsight and House Judiciary are conducting a hearing today at 10:00am EDT with DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz. Unlike the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing yesterday the House team has representatives far more knowledgeable of the issues. Hopefully, expertise will deliver better questions. Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte has direct primary oversight authority over the DOJ. Chairman Trey Gowdy comes from the aggregate Oversight/Reform Committee. Far more House members have read the 568-page IG report. Due to a better informed group of members we are more optimistic for detailed, specific, confrontational and challenging questions to draw...
  • Myth vs. Fact: DHS Zero-Tolerance Policy

    06/18/2018 6:10:28 PM PDT · by McGruff · 49 replies
    In recent days, we have seen reporters, Members of Congress, and other groups mislead the public on the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) zero-tolerance policy. Federal law enforcement officers have sworn duties to enforce the laws that Congress passes. Repeating intentionally untrue and unsubstantiated statements about DHS agents, officers, and procedures is irresponsible and deeply disrespectful to the men and women who risk their lives every day to secure our border and enforce our laws. Myth DHS has a policy to separate families at the border. Fact DHS does not have a blanket policy of separating families at the border....
  • Trump calls for tariffs on additional $200B in Chinese goods as trade war ramps up

    06/18/2018 4:58:57 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/18/2018 | Brett Samuels
    President Trump said Monday he's directed his administration to identify $200 billion worth of Chinese goods that will be subject to additional tariffs, escalating the ongoing trade dispute between the U.S. and China. The president announced Friday that the U.S. would impose 25 percent tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese goods. Beijing responded with reciprocal tariffs on U.S. products. Trump declared Monday that "further action must be taken to encourage China to change its unfair practices." As a result, he asked his trade representative, Robert Lighthizer, to identify $200 billion worth of Chinese goods that would be taxed at a...
  • Jeb Bush Demands Trump End ‘Heartless’ Child Border Policy

    06/18/2018 12:15:04 PM PDT · by davikkm · 197 replies
    breitbart ^ | Joshua Caplan
    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is calling on President Donald Trump to end the “heartless” policy of separating immigrant children from their parents at the U.S. border. “Children shouldn’t be used as a negotiating tool,” Bush tweeted on Monday. “@realDonaldTrump should end this heartless policy and Congress should get an immigration deal done that provides for asylum reform, border security and a path to citizenship for Dreamers.” The failed presidential candidate’s plea came in response to President Trump’s tweet in which he vowed to stop “some of the worst criminals on earth,” from using children to illegally enter the U.S....