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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

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Nolte: CNN Pre-emptively Says Biden Speech ‘Eviscerates Trump’

Far-left CNN claimed Joe Biden “eviscerated” President Trump hours before the aging Democrat had even delivered the speech in question.

Based only on a “leaked” (wink-wink) copy of a speech Biden is scheduled to give in Iowa Tuesday, the ratings and ethically challenged CNN could hardly contain its venomous glee with a chyron that breathlessly read: “Breaking News: Biden to Eviscerate Trump In Iowa Speech Today.”

The fake news outlet’s disastrous morning show New Day, one of the lowest-rated shows in all of cable television, presented Biden’s speech as a turning point in a campaign where… Democrats have been attacking Trump 24/7 for months now.


Troopers Arrest Salisbury, MD Man for Burglary, Assault and Related Charges-Seaford

Seaford- The Delaware State Police have arrested a Salisbury, Maryland man after a domestic related incident led to him returning to the residence twice, uninvited and engaging in physical altercations.

The incident occurred on June 11, 2019 at approximately 9:04 p.m., when Troopers were dispatched to the 900 block of Little Brooke Lane, Seaford in reference to a domestic related incident. Upon arrival, Troopers met with a female victim who advised that earlier in the day she and her boyfriend, 40-year-old Jeffrey Davenport had engaged in a physical altercation in which Davenport had strangled her. This incident occurred in the presence of her three children ranging from ages 6 to 10. Davenport proceeded to leave the residence after this incident and later returned, driving into the victim’s fence and re-entering the residence without permission. While re-entering the residence, Davenport broke the front screen door and began to argue with the victim and the victim’s mother. Davenport approached the victim’s mother in an aggressive manner and also struck one of the children who was inside the residence at this time. Davenport left a second time and later returned for a third time when he re-entered the residence without permission again and engaged in a physical altercation with the victim’s ex-husband who was at the residence during this incident. The victims did not sustain injuries as a result of these incidents.

Davenport proceeded to leave the residence in his silver, Dodge Ram prior to police arrival. Troopers observed the vehicle nearby the residence and a traffic stop was initiated. Contact was made with the driver, Davenport when an odor of alcohol was detected and he failed to comply with the Trooper’s commands to exit the vehicle. Davenport was subsequently taken into custody.

Davenport was transported back to Troop 3 where a DUI investigation ensued. Davenport was charged with the following:
  • Burglary Second Degree (2 counts)
  • Strangulation
  • Assault Third Degree
  • Endangering the Welfare of a Child (3 counts)
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Driving a Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol
  • Offensive Touching
  • Menacing
  • Offensive Touching
  • Criminal Mischief

Davenport was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $32,900.00 cash only bond.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461).

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Shocking video shows Pose transgender actor Indya Moore fighting a Trump supporter

Indya Moore was filmed stomping on a Trump supporter’s sign before trying to run off with it just across the street from Trump Tower in New York City on Friday, sparking a scuffle.

Moore, who stars on the FX show Pose, was filmed stepping on a sign that read: ‘Re-elect Donald Trump, Keep America Great, 2020.’

In the video of the incident, Moore is heard saying that she ‘didn’t want [Trump supporters as] fans of his show.’

The owner of the sign, Dion Cini, was with a small group of Trump supporters who recognized Moore and spoke to him about the FX series.

Cini says he tried to prevent Moore from taking the sign away


Pirate’s Wharf Park master plan draft presentation scheduled for June 17

SALISBURY, Md. – A public presentation of the Pirate’s Wharf Park master plan draft is scheduled for Monday, June 17 at 6 p.m. at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center Flanders Rooms. The plan will be presented by Davis, Bowen & Friedel, Inc., an architectural and engineering firm in Salisbury. The public is welcome to attend.

Gillibrand: Being Pro-Life Should Basically Be Unacceptable Like Racism, Anti-Semitism

Perhaps desperate to score some political points amongst the progressive base in hopes of boosting her ranking from dead-last in the presidential primary, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) told the Des Moines Register today "there's some issues that have such moral clarity that we have as a society decided that the other side is not acceptable" and hinted abortion now falls in that category.

As first reported by the Washington Free Beacon, Sen. Gillibrand told the Iowa newspaper, "Imagine saying that it's okay to appoint a judge who's racist or anti-Semitic or homophobic. Asking someone to appoint someone who takes away basic human rights of any group of people in America—I don't think that those are political issues anymore."

She then continued saying, "And we believe in this country in the separation of church and state, and I respect the rights of every American to hold their religious beliefs true to themselves, but our country and our Constitution has always demanded that we have a separation of church and state."


Oh, So That's Why The 'Glaciers Will Be Gone In 2020' Sign Has Been Removed At A National Park

They’re wrong about everything. This applies to the wider liberal media, but it especially applies to the environmental Left that has been preaching doomsday since Earth Day was created. The appalling condescension from this crew, despite peddling straight trash for years is exceedingly entertaining. It’s great because you know what the ending is—these folks eating it…hard. We had global cooling hysteria in the 1970s. It never happened. Now, we’re in the throes of this so-called global warming chapter, where we need to enact this Green New Deal by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) because in 12 years—we’re all toast or something. Funny, we’ve heard all of these predictions before. And now, people are saying by 2050, if nothing is done, we’re cooked. So, which is it, experts? Well, while you cobble together another wrong analysis, let’s go to Glacier National Park in Montana, where the signs indicating that the ice masses would be gone by 2020 have been removed because the area has been pounded by snow for years. Jazz Shaw touched on this over at Hot Air, citing the post by Jeff Dunetz who delivered a sledgehammer to this narrative:
Glacier National Park quietly removed a sign at its visitor center saying the glaciers will disappear by 2020 which were originally placed because former President Obama believed the predictions pushed by the left’s climate change hypothesis.

According to federal officials, several years in a row of high snowfall and cold temperatures totally obliterated a computer model that authorities relied on to claim that the glaciers would all be melted by 2020…


She Just Won’t Shut Up: Hillary Clinton Accuses Trump of Obstruction of Justice During Alumnae Event at Wellesley College

Crooked Hillary Clinton spoke at an alumnae event at Wellesley College over the weekend where she accused President Trump of obstruction of justice and warned of a Fascist takeover.

“You come to two inescapable conclusions” if you read the Mueller report, Hillary said.

“The first is that Russia conducted a sweeping and systemic interference in our election. The second is obstruction of justice occurred…”Hillary, who destroyed BlackBerrys and BleachBit emails under subpoena, said to the crowd on Saturday.

We are about to enter the 3rd quarter of 2019 and Hillary is still talking about the Russia hoax that she concocted during the 2016 election.


‘Case for Reparations’ Author Praises Warren: ‘I Think She Means It’

Ta-Nehisi Coates, the author of “The Case for Reparations,” praised Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) in the New Yorker on Monday as a 2020 Democrat who is not just giving “lip service on reparations,” revealing that Warren had asked him about five years ago to have a conversation about his reparations piece.

When asked if he would take some Democrats “more seriously than others when they talk about reparations,” Coates replied: “Yeah, I think Elizabeth Warren is probably serious.”

“I think she means it. I mean—I guess it will break a little news—after ‘The Case for Reparations’ came out, she just asked me to come and talk one on one with her about it,” Coates continued. “She had read it. She was deeply serious, and she had questions. And it wasn’t, like, Will you do X, Y, and Z for me? It wasn’t, like, I’m trying to demonstrate I’m serious. I have not heard from her since, either, by the way.”


Facebook Turned Off Search Features Used To Catch War Criminals, Child Predators, And Other Bad Actors

When Alexa Koenig learned of Facebook’s abrupt decision to turn off a set of advanced search features last week, she thought of a Libyan military commander named Mahmoud Mustafa Busayf al-Werfalli.

In August 2017, the International Criminal Court issued a warrant for Werfalli for allegedly participating in or ordering the execution of 33 people in Benghazi, Libya. At the core of the evidence against him are seven videos, some of which were found on Facebook, that allegedly show Werfalli committing crimes. His case marked the first time the ICC issued a warrant based largely on material gathered from social media.

Now that kind of work is being put in jeopardy, according to Koenig, executive director of the Human Rights Center at the University of California, Berkeley. She said Facebook’s recent decision to turn off the features in its graph search product could be a “disaster” for human rights research.


DOJ statement on Vaughn trials

The Department of Justice on Wednesday released the following statement:
On the morning of February 2, 2017, a correctional officer was found dead – tragically and brutally murdered – in a prison building that had been set on fire, flooded, and under the control of inmates for 24 hours. Obtaining a measure of justice for Lt. Steven Floyd meant spending almost two years trying to piece together what happened in the building with no physical, video, or audio evidence, using only statements from more than a hundred inmates who were both suspects and witnesses. From the outset, it was always going to be one of the hardest cases for the Delaware State Police to investigate and for the Department of Justice to prove.

Despite these challenges, prosecutors and investigators did herculean work in the ensuing years to find those responsible for the riot and its consequences and to present a case they believed could meet their burden of proof in a court of law. They succeeded in securing convictions for Dwayne Staats for murder, riot, kidnapping, assault, and conspiracy, and Jarreau Ayers for riot, kidnapping, assault, and conspiracy.

The prosecutors on this trial team are some of DOJ’s best. Their devotion to this case and their adherence to the Court’s highest ethical standards are unwavering. Nevertheless, three juries have since shown that proving beyond a reasonable doubt who was responsible for Lt. Floyd’s death is no longer possible. Therefore, prosecutors have advised the Court that the State will not move forward with any further pending charges in connection with the Vaughn riot.

Above all else, Sandra Floyd, her family, the two correctional officers and the counselor who endured the ordeal, and the entire staff of the Department of Correction are in all of our hearts, as they have been throughout this tragedy.

Out of more than a hundred inmates in Building C, a handful agreed to testify to what they saw and knew about what happened on February 1. Prosecutors offered no favorable treatment in exchange for that testimony, and the inmate witnesses not only risked their own safety but lost out on opportunities for counseling or work programs because they had to be housed apart from other inmates. The trial team appreciates their willingness to try to help bring justice in these cases, and rejects any implication that any witness was pressured to testify. As stated, and unfortunately, juries did not conclude that the State met its very high burden of proof to attain convictions on most of the charges.

Gun seller United Sporting goes bust, partly blaming Trump's election

United Sporting Companies, an 85-year-old distributor of firearms and outdoor equipment, has filed for bankruptcy, saying it's awash in debt and inventory after wrongly anticipating that sales would increase after the 2016 presidential election. But Republican Donald Trump's victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton proved to be part of its undoing, United CEO Bradley Johnson explained in filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Monday.

Lower-than-expected sales followed in 2017 and 2018, leading to an industrywide glut that forced United and rivals to heavily discount their merchandise, he added in the court document. Indeed, the gun industry at large struggled with slowing sales after Mr. Trump's election as worries about gun control ebbed among firearm enthusiasts.

American Outdoor Brands, formerly known as Smith & Wesson, saw its profits slide 90 percent in Mr. Trump's first year in office. And Remington Outdoor, the nation's oldest gunmaker, emerged from bankruptcy last year.


Levin: ‘When we lose our history, we’re going to lose our country’

Tuesday on the radio, LevinTV host Mark Levin gave the history of the Battle of Midway, fought during World War II almost entirely with aircraft, June 3-6, 1942. Midway, together with the Battle of Guadalcanal, ended the threat of Japanese invasion in the Pacific.

“I was never taught about these various wars, except at a surface level, when I was in public school, and that’s, you know, several decades ago,” Levin said. “And I suspect it’s even less significant today in the classroom. And when we lose our history, we’re going to lose our country.”

“This is American history: Battle after battle, hero after hero, defending this country, defending its people. And then I listen to the talk today, about people who’ve never served — some who have served, but most who haven’t — trashing our country from universities and colleges. Trashing our country in the pages of the Democrat party-press. Oh, they say they support the military, but they have a funny way of showing it. Kaepernick — and others — protesting. Protesting what? They haven’t sacrificed a damn thing.”


JON STEWART Goes OFF On Congress

State Releases 2019 First Quarter Fatal Overdose Data

Fentanyl, Heroin, and Prescription Opioid-Related Deaths 
Show Decline

ANNAPOLIS, MD — The Maryland Department of Health and Opioid Operational Command Center (OOCC) have released the 2019 first quarter reports today, which include preliminary data for unintentional drug and alcohol-related intoxication deaths through the first quarter of 2019, and separately, performance measures by state agencies and Maryland’s 24 opioid intervention teams (OITs), details about opioid-related spending, and information regarding Maryland’s fight against the heroin and opioid epidemic.

During this three-month period, which includes January through March 2019, there were 577 total unintentional intoxication deaths, a 15 percent decrease as compared to the same period in 2018. Of the total, 515 (89 percent) were opioid-related deaths, primarily attributable to fentanyl. Opioid-related deaths declined by 14.3 percent.

Heroin-related deaths continued to decline, decreasing 23 percent in the first quarter of 2019 compared with the same period in 2018. Prescription opioid-related deaths declined by 16 percent in the first three months of 2019 compared to the same period in 2018.

“We’ve seen a decrease in deaths during this first quarter and continue to work diligently to combat this epidemic,” said Maryland Department of Health Secretary Robert R. Neall. “Treatment and prevention options are available 24/7 for those who want it. They can dial 211 and press 1 to find assistance. Our goal is to get support to everyone who needs help as soon as possible."

Fentanyl continues to be the deadliest substance, with 474 fentanyl-related deaths occurring in the first quarter. This represents an 8 percent decrease over the same time period last year. Fentanyl was involved in 92 percent of opioid-related deaths during this period.

Cocaine-related deaths, the third most prevalent drug involved with overdose deaths, declined as well. Comparing the periods of January through March 2018 and 2019, the number of cocaine-related deaths decreased 21 percent. The increase in cocaine-related deaths over the last several years can be attributed to cocaine combined with opioids, which were found in 89 percent of cocaine-related deaths so far in 2019.

The first quarter Fatal Overdose Data Report is attached here.

“We also are encouraged by the fact that 16 of Maryland’s 24 local jurisdictions experienced declines in the number of opioid-related fatalities during the first quarter of 2019. We have never witnessed so many counties reporting declines in the number of opioid-related fatalities,” said Steve Schuh, executive director, OOCC. “But the heroin and opioid crisis in Maryland is by no means over. More than 500 of our friends, family members, and neighbors lost their lives to opioid use disorder during the first quarter of 2019. That’s why we continue to work every day with our federal, state, local, and community partners to save the lives of our fellow Marylanders.”

The OOCC tracks more than 170 state-level performance metrics pertaining to opioid-related programs being implemented by various state agencies and additional state government partners, as well as more than 30 local-level programs and initiatives implemented by various local partners through the OITs. For example, the number of jurisdictions reporting implementing locally-led programs to educate prescribers about best practices in prescribing opioids or pain medications has increased by 171 percent, from seven prior to March 2017 to 19 in the first quarter of 2019.

The OOCC’s Quarterly Report can be found here.

Before It’s Too Late is the state’s effort to bring awareness to this epidemic—and to mobilize resources for effective prevention, treatment and recovery. Marylanders struggling with a substance use disorder can find help at, by calling 211 and pressing 1, or by texting their zip code to 898-211.

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Congressman Andy Harris Announces Nearly $1 Million Grant Awarded To Maryland Department of Natural Resources

“The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has awarded the Maryland Department of Natural Resources a grant of nearly $1 million. The Clean Vessel Act grant will allow the Department to work with marina owners to replace or renovate 25 existing pump-outs, install five new pump-outs and purchase one new pump-out boat. They will assist with operations and maintenance on 100 fixed pump-outs and three pump-out boats and continue their outreach and education efforts. I am proud to support clean Chesapeake waterways that sustain the sport and commercial fishing industries important to the Eastern Shore economy and way of life.”

The Department of Interior describes the Clean Vessel Act as a program that “provides matching grants to state agencies for the construction and renovation of pump-out and dump facilities for recreational boats; as well as education programs to inform boaters and the public about the benefits of keeping public waters clean. Clean waterways benefit the health of fish and other aquatic life, which in turn benefits boaters themselves, as well as anglers and other recreationists; so local communities can continue to thrive from the recreation economy.”

Kenyan Media: China Forced Kenya into $9 Billion ‘Debt Trap’ with Coal Plant Deal

Kenya’s Daily Nation on Tuesday accused China of forcing the Kenyan government into a “lopsided multi-billion-shilling deal for the operation of the Standard Gauge Railway” and using similar strong-arm tactics to push Kenya into a “debt trap” coal deal worth $9 billion in U.S. dollars.

The Daily Nation described the coal deal as a “bad project” and “another financial goof”.

The article cited a report from the U.S.-based Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), which called the Lamu coal power plant a “costly mistake” that could cost Kenyan taxpayers billions of dollars even if it never generates any electric power.

The IEEFA charged the coal-fired plant will divert resources from better alternatives for energy generation, locking Kenyans into buying power that costs over ten times what the project’s advocates initially claimed. The project commits Kenya into paying for a large amount of electrical capacity even if the plant fails to produce that much energy or Kenyan end users fail to purchase it voluntarily.

The staggering cost and dubious profitability of the Standard Gauge Railway mentioned by the Daily Express make it the model of China’s “debt trap” imperialism in the eyes of many critics.

The Kenyan government maintains it is highly satisfied with its participation in Beijing’s “Belt and Road” infrastructure initiative, but many Kenyan citizens are growing nervous about China’s increasing control of their economy.


Committee on Appropriations Passes H-2B Amendment Cosponsored by Rep. Andy Harris

WASHINGTON, DC: On Tuesday, June 11th, Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) cosponsored an amendment, which preserves the president’s ability to release more H-2B visas next year, passed by the Committee on Appropriations. The H-2B visa program is a crucial resource for the seafood industry, the tourism industry, and other seasonal employers across the First District and supports thousands of related jobs held by American citizens.

Rep. Harris made the following statement:

“These past few months I have worked hard to increase the cap for guest workers, especially helping convince the Department of Homeland Security to issue and add the 30,000 visas for the summer season. The committee action today is a good start to helping provide an adequate number of temporary workers for the next year – but more needs to be done as the legislative process unfolds to be sure we have an adequate number for next year’s need.”


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School Gives Students PE Credits for Helping Elderly and People With Disabilities Do Yard Work

DUBUQUE, Iowa (KWWL) — As the Summer months approach many people will be out doing yard work, but for those in the community that cannot physically do that themselves, students at the Alternative Learning Center are stepping in to help.

As part of the school’s curriculum, students can choose from various activities during the last two weeks of school that will count towards their physical education credits. Volunteering to do yard work for people in the community is one of the options.

A teacher at the school, Tim Hitzler, says he and the students will be helping people with an array of outdoor chores.

“The students and I and other students come out and help them. Could be raking leaves, pulling weeds, cutting grass, cleaning gutters, just depends on what they need.”


Police: Teens beat up elderly woman after trip to Whataburger

SAN ANTONIO (WOAI/KABB)- An elderly woman tried to help out some teens in need, and was robbed and assaulted for her kindness, according to an affidavit of arrest.

On March 10 the woman spotted two teens in her neighborhood that appeared to have a flat tire. She offered the two a ride to a nearby Whataburger in San Antonio, Texas. After a delicious Whataburger meal, the three returned to the suspect’s vehicle.

The woman then realized her purse and wallet were missing, so she asked the two if she could look in the backseat of their disabled vehicle. That’s when things got bad.

While she was looking through the suspect’s car, one of the two teens grabbed from behind and started choking her. The two teens grabbed her keys and took off with her car.


The future will be recorded, on your smart speaker

Amazon’s patent application for an always-on feature for Alexa, its popular voice-activated personal assistant, has raised a lot of concern. “If you’re already freaked out by the privacy implications of smart speakers like Amazon’s Echo,” says Gizmodo, “we have some bad news.” A headline in ScienceAlert is even more direct: “Newly Released Amazon Patent Shows Just How Much Creepier Alexa Can Get.”

You get the idea.

But the anxiety is much ado about nothing. An Alexa that’s always listening will likely prove more useful than an Alexa that isn’t; and, in any case, always-on devices are certainly our future.

As of January 2019, Amazon had sold more than 100 million devices that include Alexa. That number is certainly dwarfed by the billions of devices that include Siri and Google Assistant. But the difference is, those features come bundled with your smartphone, which has many other uses. When you purchase an Alexa device, you are choosing to invite Amazon into your home to listen to you.

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DHS chief reveals startling stat on asylum seekers who skip hearings, disappear

The acting Homeland Security secretary gave lawmakers a glimpse Tuesday into just how many asylum seekers skip their hearings after being released into the United States -- telling a Senate panel that a recent program found 90 percent miss their court dates.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., asked Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan how many asylum seekers coming across the southern border show up for their hearings.

“It depends on demographic, the court, but we see too many cases where people are not showing up,” he said, telling Graham that DHS recently conducted a pilot program with family units.

“Out of those 7,000 cases, 90 received final orders of removal in absentia, 90 percent,” he said.


Democrats Block Emergency Funding for Border Crisis

Democrat Senator Pat Leahy bluntly told GOP Senators that Democrats are blocking $4.5 billion needed to manage the Central American migration emergency until Republicans submit to their pro-migration demands.

“We’re willing to put [up] the money,” the Vermont Senator said at the June 11 hearing at the Senate’s judiciary committee. But, he added:

"Now whether a supplemental gets done is up to the administration. If they continue to block bipartisan legislation, nothing happens. I hope the Republicans will finally realize we have to do this, Republicans and Democrats, together … We want long term solutions."

The May 1 funding request sought $3.3 billion to process and temporarily house many thousands of so-called “Unaccompanied Alien Children,” plus $2.2 billion for border agencies to register, shelter, and transport the huge flow of migrants as they walk through the catch-and-release loopholes at the border.

“The border is at its breaking point — we need funds,” said Kevin McAleenan, the acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

GOP Senators are expected to push for Senate passage of the legislation mid-June. But the package still needs approval from at least seven Democrat Senators, plus the House’s Democrat leadership.


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Austin White Convicted Of Sexual Abuse Of A Minor


Corporate giant Bayer has made the decision to stop advertising on two prime time Fox News programs, according to an anonymous source familiar with the decision cited by reporter Judd Legum.

The decision comes as left-wing activists continually targeted the show’s advertisers over statements they disagreed with.

Of late, “The Ingraham Angle” host, Laura Ingraham, generated controversy by including anti-Semite Paul Nehlen in a list of several well-known figures banned or censored by social media platforms including Milo Yiannopous, Laura Loomer, Alex Jones, Candace Owens, Michelle Malkin, Dan Scavino and James Woods.

The Fox News host was portrayed as having “defended” Nehlen, even though the broader topic was free speech.


John Delaney Gets His 15 Minutes of Fame with “Medicare for All” Squabble

Standing out in the Democratic Presidential field, which at last count has hit the number 23, takes quite a bit of doing. One way is in succeeding in getting Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, (Soc.-NY) to tweet about your candidacy.

Former Maryland Congressman John Delaney accomplished this feat as a result of telling a convention of California Democrats: “Medicare for all may sound good but it’s actually not good policy nor is it good politics. We shouldn’t kick 150 million Americans off of their health care.”

The California Democrats responded to Delaney’s heresy with a full sixty seconds of booing. (A minute may well be nearly as much face time as any individual candidate can expect in the Democratic Party’s upcoming debates.)


US looking for way to deport unaccompanied migrant children despite law against it: McAleenan

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan said Sunday that the Trump administration is looking for a way to immediately "repatriate" all children who have arrived without a parent or guardian at the U.S.-Mexico border.

"We want to be able to repatriate unaccompanied children, just like we do Mexico and Canada, even if they're from Central America or further away," McAleenan told "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace.

Approximately 56,000 unaccompanied children arrived at the southern border between October and May. In 2014, when a record-high number of children arrived at the border, Customs and Border Protection took custody of around 68,000.



A police examination of Jussie Smollett’s text messages revealed that on “various occasions” over the past year, the actor/hoaxster requested that an associate procure him cocaine, Ecstasy, and marijuana, the payment for which was transmitted via the Venmo app.

Smollett’s alleged narcotics purchases are referred to in a police report that was among hundreds of pages of documents released today by the Chicago Police Department. The material details the department’s investigation of Smollett’s claim that he was the victim of a hate crime attack in late-January.

Pictured above, Smollett was eventually charged with fabricating the assault tale. Investigators alleged that Smollet paid $3500 to two brothers--Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo--to help stage the attack. In late-March, the Cook County prosecutor dropped criminal charges against the 36-year-old performer, a decision that was blasted by Chicago’s mayor and police commanders.



Democratic Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib revealed on Tuesday that she gave every freshman member of Congress a book on impeaching President Donald Trump when she arrived in Washington, D.C., for orientation week in November.

“It was such a great gift,” Tlaib told interviewer John Nichols on The Nation’s “Next Left” podcast. The episode was titled “There’s a Real Human Impact of Doing Nothing.”

“It was orientation week and all of a sudden I was getting [gifts],” she explained. “I think Speaker [of the House Nancy] Pelosi sent chocolates and every person that was in some sort of [inaudible] role was sending stuff to our hotel so we would come in and there was stuff right already in our hotel room.”


John Sarbanes: Legislation would ease student loan debt for America's public servants

The statistics are staggering. More than 44 million Americans with a total student debt of $1.5 trillion.

It’s a crushing burden for many, particularly our nation’s public servants – teachers, public defenders, social workers, service members, health care workers and others who keep our communities strong. They carry that debt while receiving far less compensation than their counterparts in the private sector.

That’s why I authored and helped pass into law the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF), which helps qualified participants earn student loan debt relief after working full-time for 10 years at certain nonprofit organizations or at local, state or federal government agencies.


Hearing Erupts When John Dean Says He Can't Give Rep. Jim Jordan a 'Full Answer'

John Dean, former White House counsel to Richard Nixon, was the star witness at Monday's House Judiciary Committee hearing about Robert Mueller's Russia probe. But to many people, including Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), Dean's appearance was a farce. It's obvious Democrats just want to hear him compare the Russia investigation and President Trump's behavior to Watergate and President Nixon.

Democrats, presumably, also like Dean because he's not a fan of the president. Jordan pointed out that fact by reading some of the unflattering things he's had to say about him.

“We are witnessing Trump’s massive cover-up of his criminal behavior," Dean reportedly wrote on May 22. "As POTUS he is incapable of accomplishing anything.”


Irish pub debunks reports saying Trump brothers walked out on tab

The owners of the Igoe Inn Bar & Restaurant in Ireland issued a statement Saturday debunking media reports that claimed President Trump’s two sons, Eric and Don Jr., walked out on their bar tab.

The Trumps were reportedly well-received among the locals in Doonbeg, where the president bought Trump International Golf Links & Hotel in 2014. Last week, the Trump brothers embarked on a pub crawl celebrating their father’s first visit to the Irish village as president.

During their stop at the Igoe Inn, the Trump brothers offered a free round for the house. The Daily Beast initially reported that they skipped out on the bar tab completely, but after further reporting, found that the Trump golf course had given the bar a purchase order number and the bill had been arranged to be paid for later.


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NBC announced the five moderators for the first two Democratic presidential town halls scheduled two weeks from Wednesday and Thursday.

Co-anchor of “TODAY” Savannah Guthrie, NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt, moderator of “Meet the Press” and NBC News political director Chuck Todd, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow and “Noticias Telemundo” anchor José Diaz-Balart will moderate the debates in Miami, Florida, on June 26 and 27, NBC News announced Tuesday.

Each two-hour debate with a maximum of ten candidates per night will feature Holt as the only moderator, who will be present from start to finish. Guthrie and Diaz-Balart will be alongside Holt for the first hour and then be replaced by Todd and Maddow, according to NBC News.