According to new projections from Princeton Policy Advisors, there could be as many as 1.28 million border apprehensions this calendar year. Of that number, up to 300,000 migrant children are expected by September, potentially wreaking havoc on public school systems in the new year that will be tasked with absorbing them. “Should the situation not
According to new projections from Princeton Policy Advisors, there could be as many as 1.28 million border apprehensions this calendar year. Of that number, up to 300,000 migrant children are expected by September, potentially wreaking havoc on public school systems in the new year that will be tasked with absorbing them. “Should the situation not be resolved and asylum seeking continue at the pace we anticipate for the coming year, by September 2020, nearly 1,000,000 asylum children could be in the US.” Whether the situation at the border is a crisis is now no longer up for debate. What’s still in question is whether or not Congress has the political will to do what’s necessary. We’re not laying down any chips in the direction of “yes.”
Here’s more from Breitbart…
Nearly one million migrant children could enter the United States, either unaccompanied or with their border crossing parents, before the 2020 election if projected rates of illegal immigration pan out, new research finds.
Current illegal immigration projections by Princeton Policy Advisors researcher Steven Kopits predicts that there could be about 1.28 million border apprehensions this calendar year — a rate of illegal immigration that would exceed every fiscal year of former Presidents George W. Bush and Obama.
Kopits’ finds that up to 300,000 migrant children could enter the country by the time school begins in September for most students under a scenario where illegal immigration continues at projected rates throughout the next year and a half.
Politicians love campaign cash, but the Left is increasingly rejecting-even refunding-donations from anti-Semite Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN), which may be a very bad indication of her long-term political prospects. According to a Washington Free Beacon report, Representative Lucy McBath (D-GA) refused to report a $2,000 contribution from Omar because they decided to reject it; separately, Representative Dan McCready (D-NC) also returned a $2,000 donation to Omar, with a spokesman telling a local reporter, “Dan believes there is no place for divisiveness in politics, and he didn’t feel it was appropriate to accept the donation.” If this becomes a trend, the strident AOC caucus of the Democratic Party may vanish before it ever really gets going, which is too bad. We were starting to enjoy watching Pelosi squirm.
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
Democrats in the House of Representatives have started to reject and refund campaign donations from Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) over Omar’s anti-Semitism scandal and her recent trivialization of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
The Washington Free Beacon reported on Wednesday that the reelection campaign for Rep. Lucy McBath (D-GA) left a $2,000 contribution from Omar off its quarterly fundraising report, and, when pressed by the Free Beacon, admitted that they left the money off the report because they decided to reject it.
“McBath’s rejection of the donation is more important than it may sound,” the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. “The Sixth District has a significant Jewish population – particularly in Sandy Springs and east Cobb County.”
Three Republican senators-all committee chairmen-are turning up the heat on Attorney General Bill Barr to reveal “highly classified information” that the FBI refused to pursue as part of the Hillary Clinton secret server investigation. The FBI memo from May 2016 says that the information is “necessary” to complete the investigation…but the FBI declined to investigate before former FBI Director James Comey closed the investigation in July 2016. According to a letter sent by Senators Lindsey Graham (SC), Chuck Grassley (IA), and Ron Johnson (WI), the IG’s finding “raises significant issues associated with the FBI’s failure to review certain highly classified information in support of its Midyear investigation.” The house of cards continues to crumble for the Deep State.
Here’s more from The Daily Caller…
The Republican chairmen of three Senate committees are pressing Attorney General William Barr for details about “highly classified information” that the FBI declined to investigate as part of the Hillary Clinton email probe.
The FBI drafted a memo in May 2016 saying that the information was “necessary” to complete the investigation into Clinton’s handling of classified information on her private email server, according to the Republicans.
But as the Justice Department inspector general found in a report released last year, the FBI declined to take up the matter before closing the Clinton investigation in July 2016.
The trio of senators want to know why.
Nancy Pelosi burned newcomer Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) once again on Monday. This time in hopes of bursting AOC’s “special” ego, Pelosi dropped a condescending remark that a “glass of water” with a “D” next to it could win in AOC’s uber-liberal district. “When we won this election, it wasn’t in districts like mine or Alexandria’s,” Pelosi said. For once, Pelosi has stumbled upon a political truth, and reading between the lines, it’s safe to say that Pelosi will happily allow another Democrat to challenge AOC in the primary given the lack of concern for a Republican challenger.
Here’s more from Fox News…
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Monday made a point to heap more praise on Democrats who flipped Republican seats in the 2018 midterms and downplayed representatives like herself and freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., who carried districts where a “glass of water” with a “D” next to it could win.
“When we won this election, it wasn’t in districts like mine or Alexandria’s,” Pelosi said. “[S]he’s a wonderful member of Congress as I think all of our colleagues will attest. But those are districts that are solidly Democratic.”
To drive the point home she picked up a water glass next to her and said: “This glass of water would win with a ‘D’ next to its name in those districts.”
Pelosi, who is traveling in Europe with a congressional delegation this week, made the comments during an appearance before the London School of Economics and Political Science.
During a 60 Minutes interview on Saturday, Nancy Pelosi harnessed her inner “Mean Girl” to slam Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) after Lesley Stahl asked about the Democratic Party’s fracturing, “You have these wings-AOC and her group on one side.” Pelosi to interrupt: “That’s like five people.” Stahl retorted that the Congressional Progressive Caucus has 98 members to which Pelosi responded, “Well, I’m progressive. I’m a progressive, yeah.” So what we have here are the Democrats trying to out-progressive each other. Meanwhile, the party’s base is moving unalterably to the Left to which Democratic presidential candidates are attempting to appeal. This puts the party in an uncomfortable position of having to move back to the center in a whiplash motion immediately after the Democratic convention in the summer of 2020. Good luck with that.
Here’s more from New York Post…
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi just sent some more shade to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
In a “60 Minutes” interview, correspondent Lesley Stahl pointed out the different groups within the House Democratic caucus. “You have these wings – AOC and her group on one side,” Stahl said.
“That’s like five people,” Pelosi interrupted.
Stahl corrected the snarky remark, saying that the “progressive group is more than five.”
“Well, I’m progressive – I’m a progressive, yeah,” Pelosi responded.
The Congressional Progressive Caucus has 98 members and is the second largest group of Democrats in the Congress. Ocasio-Cortez is one of the group’s most recognizable freshman members.
Stuck on anti-Trump repeat, 2020 presidential contender Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) tried to shake things up Thursday by reverting to a tried-and-true topic for the Left: the NRA is endangering America’s kids. “Our children shouldn’t go to school worried they will have to run for their lives from an active shooter. We need leaders who will stand up to the NRA and fight to keep our kids safe from gun violence.” It was swiftly and gloriously rejected by NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch, tweeting: “This is abhorrent. Millions of NRA members are also parents – myself included. You know what keeps kids safe? Prosecuting repeat offenders who have felony gun charges and drive crime. Yet while AG your state was at the bottom of this list. You have zero consistency on safety.” Boom! Game, set, match.
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
On Thursday, 2020 presidential contender Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), sensing she is being left behind in the race and eager to burnish her leftist credentials, blamed the NRA for endangering schoolchildren, tweeting, “Our children shouldn’t go to school worried they will have to run for their lives from an active shooter. We need leaders who will stand up to the NRA and fight to keep our kids safe from gun violence.”
Our children shouldn’t go to school worried they will have to run for their lives from an active shooter.
We need leaders who will stand up to the NRA and fight to keep our kids safe from gun violence.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) April 11, 2019
NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch blasted Harris for her tweet, writing, “This is abhorrent. Millions of NRA members are also parents — myself included. You know what keeps kids safe? Prosecuting repeat offenders who have felony gun charges and drive crime. Yet while AG your state was at the bottom of this list. You have zero consistency on safety.”
Former Obama White House lawyer Greg Craig is expected to be indicted for failure to disclose his work in 2012 for the Russia-backed president of Ukraine. The Wall Street Journal reported, “The people familiar with the situation say they believe Mr. Craig will be charged with making false statements to the Justice Department unit that oversees the activities of foreign agents, though other charges are possible.” The charges stem from findings in the Mueller report and focus on whether or not Craig made false statements to the Justice Department in 2013. Why none of this was reported by the Leftist media during the highest point of the Russia collusion is obvious.
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
The legal team for former Obama White House lawyer Greg Craig say that they expect Craig to be indicted in the near future on charges related to work that he performed in 2012 for the Russia-aligned government of Ukraine.
“Mr. Craig has refused to accept a plea deal, and the matter could be presented to a grand jury for indictment as soon as Thursday, people familiar with the matter say,” The Wall Street Journal reported. “The people familiar with the situation say they believe Mr. Craig will be charged with making false statements to the Justice Department unit that oversees the activities of foreign agents, though other charges are possible.”
The case against the 74-year-old Democrat — who has served in senior legal positions under two Democrat presidents — originated from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.
Two official policies leaked this week reveal that Google keeps an in-house news media blacklist to silence conservative outlets. Google’s search features use “the deceptive_news domain blacklist” to filter out conservative sites in the search results. The strategy includes “fringe ranking” or “not showing fake news, hate speech, conspiracy theories, or science/medical/history denial unless we’re sure that’s what the user wants.” This revelation stands in direct contradiction to Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee earlier this year. Whether or not this is part of a broader Democratic political strategy remains to be determined, but we wouldn’t be surprised.
Here’s more from PJ Media…
New documents confirm that Google maintains and manually alters a news media blacklist that has targeted conservative outlets.
Two official policies called the “misrepresentation policy” and the “good neighbor policy” contribute to the company’s “XPA news blacklist,” maintained by Google’s Trust & Safety team, The Daily Caller’s J. Arthur Bloom reported Tuesday. “T&S will be in charge of updating the blacklist when there is a demand,” one of the documents reads.
Many search features use “the deceptive_news domain blacklist” to filter out sites that violate the misrepresentation and good neighbor policies, according to the document The Daily Caller unearthed. It was approved by Ben Gomes, Google’s head of search, Google Fellow Pandu Nayak, and software engineer Paul Haahr. Haahr is also involved in “fringe ranking: not showing fake news, hate speech, conspiracy theories, or science/medical/history denial unless we’re sure that’s what the user wants.”
America is trillions in the hole and just spent hundreds of millions on a fake collusion conspiracy, but that’s not stopping 2020 contender Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) from using his congressional office to buy black votes! Booker in particular is planning legislation to introduce reparations for black Americans. He calls it “a way of addressing head-on the persistence of racism, white supremacy, and implicit racial bias in our country…” You know, because white people who never owned slaves and whose majority of ancestors most likely didn’t either giving money to black people is a surefire way to end “racial bias.” One could almost look at Booker’s own commission as racist in thinking that black people need the support of white people to thrive in modern America, while Senators Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) have already clambered aboard the bandwagon.
Here’s more from Breitbart…
Senator and 2020 Democrat presidential candidate Cory Booker (NJ) announced Monday he plans to introduce legislation that would form a commission to study reparations for black Americans.
“This bill is a way of addressing head-on the persistence of racism, white supremacy, and implicit racial bias in our country,” a statement via Booker reads. “It will bring together the best minds to study the issue and propose solutions that will finally begin to right the economic scales of past harms and make sure we are a country where all dignity and humanity is affirmed.”
According to The Hill, a Booker spokesperson said the bill would create a commission aimed at analyzing the “impact of slavery and continuing discrimination against African-Americans.” The body would be tasked with providing recommendations for those who are descendants of slaves. The New Jersey Democrat will unveil the bill’s text “shortly,” the lawmaker’s office said.
Amid the battles in Washington, DC, around the country and at our borders, one crisis has until recent months flown far under the American radar. The opioid crisis has crashed onto the cultural scene as rampant addictions to fentanyl and other opiates, which have claimed the lives and livelihood of tens of thousands of Americans, have skyrocketed.
Among those ruined lives are stories of innocent victims who have fallen prey to an epidemic of addiction and abuse of prescription drugs resulting from routine pain management prescribed by medical professionals. This epidemic has spawned a new black market of illegal opioids crossing our borders at a rate and in quantities that rival illegal narcotics.
Tyler Borstein was one such victim. Recognized as a gifted athlete from an early age, Tyler excelled at every sport he played. But when an injury forced him to seek medical attention, pain management was naturally a part of the process of recuperation. Tyler was prescribed opiates to mitigate the pain which quickly led to an addiction that outpaced his doctors’ legal limits to prescribe. That addiction led to heroine and ultimately to an overdose which took his took at the age of 23.
Tyler’s story is tragic and one that is all too familiar to families and communities across the country. It is a tragedy that led Tyler’s family to establish Hope United a organization created to raise awareness to students, parents and communities about the scourge of drug and alcohol abuse. Hope has reached thousands of students in the US and continues an aggressive campaign to raise awareness across the country to stop the tragedy of addiction in its tracks.
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