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Monday, June 17, 2019

Poll: Warren Viewed Unfavorably by 46 Percent of Massachusetts Voters

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) is viewed unfavorably by nearly half of voters in Massachusetts according to a new poll, an unusually high number for a lawmaker in her home state.

Warren, who has established herself as one of the top 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, is as likely to be viewed favorably (46 percent) as unfavorably (46 percent) with the voters who know her best in the Suffolk University/Boston Globe survey. In comparison, Republican Gov. Charlie Baker was viewed favorably by 69 percent of respondents, with just 15 percent viewing him unfavorably. Sixty-six percent said he should run for a third term.

When asked who they would support in the 2020 Democratic primary, Massachusetts voters picked Joe Biden (22 percent) over Warren (10 percent) by a significant margin. Forty-one percent of respondents were still undecided on whom they would pick in the crowded field.


Mattis Had Secret Dinner With Amazon Official Before $10 Billion Contract Announced

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis had a secret meeting with a top Amazon cloud sales executive in 2017 before the Pentagon announced a $10 billion cloud computing contract that critics say was designed to be fulfilled only by Amazon, Fox News' Tucker Carlson reported on Friday.

Earlier this month, The Intercept reported:

Amazon Web Services and Microsoft are now the two finalists to win the highly contested $10 billion contract for what is known as the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, or JEDI. The deal, one of the largest federal contracts in U.S. history, would pay one company to provide cloud computing services in support of Defense Department operations around the world.

The Intercept further noted that there are allegations that former DOD official Deap Ubhi, who left to work for Amazon in 2017, "worked on the preliminary research for the JEDI program in the late summer and fall of 2017" and was "also engaged in a secret job negotiation with Amazon for months, complete with salary discussions, offers of signing bonuses, and lucrative stock options."

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On Father’s Day, Kamala Harris Compares Military Dads to Illegal Aliens and Criminals

Democratic Party presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (CA) posted Father’s Day greetings to Twitter on Sunday comparing deployed military fathers who are away from their children on Father’s Day to illegal aliens and accused criminals.

Harris listed them in presumed order of dearness to her heart, putting US military dads third behind first-in-her heart illegal aliens and accused criminals who can’t make bail.
“Today I’m thinking of the fathers who can’t be with their children because they were ripped from their sons and daughters at the border. The fathers who can’t celebrate today because they can’t afford bail. The fathers who are deployed. Don’t forget them. #FathersDay”


CENTCOM Releases Oil Tanker Surveillance Video

Hours after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed Iran for a pair of attacks on two oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz early Thursday morning, a military spokesman released a video, photos, and a timeline purporting to show Iranian boats near the ships immediately after the attacks.

According to Capt. Bill Urban, U.S. Central Command’s top spokesman, the video shows men aboard an Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps military patrol boat returning to one of the abandoned tankers, the M/T Kokuka Courageous, and removing an unexploded mine from its damaged hull.

Pompeo spoke for less than five minutes at the State Department on Thursday afternoon and at the time provided no immediate evidence for the assessment, which he said was based on “intelligence, the weapons used, the level of expertise needed to execute the operation, recent similar Iranian attacks on shipping and the fact that no proxy group operating in the area has the resources and proficiency to act with such a high degree of sophistication.” His statement was met with immediate skepticism from some administration critics.

Roughly seven hours later, Urban released the imagery and a statement. Distress signals were received from the tanker Altair at 6:12 a.m. local time, and from the Kokuka Courageous about 7 a.m., he said in the statement.

“At 8:09 a.m. local time a U.S. aircraft observed an IRGC Hendijan class patrol boat and multiple IRGC fast attack craft/fast inshore attack craft (FAC/FIAC) in the vicinity of the M/T Altair [one of the damaged tankers],” he said.

About 9:12 a.m., Urban said, U.S. aircrew saw those Iranians pull a raft from the water after the attack.


Dozens Protest Outside Florida Detention Center for Kids

Clutching signs and umbrellas against a drenching downpour, scores of people protested Sunday outside a South Florida facility that has become the nation's biggest location for detaining immigrant children.

A coalition of religious groups and immigrant advocates said they want the Homestead detention center closed.

Protesters held signs that read "Homes Instead!" and "Stop Separating Families" as they beat drums and sang civil rights-era protest songs.

"Shut it down! Shut it down!" protesters shouted.

Lucy Duncan, an official with the American Friends Service Committee, asked protesters for a moment of silence to remember children who have died in federal custody, though not at the Homestead facility. She poured water into a potted plant as each of the seven names was read.

"It's a moral outrage," Duncan said. "We need for justice to break through. We need to remember those names."


Manchin Considering Leaving the Senate

Senator Joe Manchin (D., W. Va.) is reportedly looking to leave the Senate, which could jeopardize Democrats' chances of taking the chamber in 2020.

According to the Hill, Manchin has become increasingly frustrated with the lack of bipartisanship in the Senate and is being recruited to run for governor in 2020. Manchin, who previously served as West Virginia's governor from 2005 to 2010, was re-elected to the Senate in 2018 by a three-point margin in a state that President Trump won by 42 points in 2016.

"I have people back home that want me to come back and run for governor. We’re looking at all the different plays. I want to make sure whatever time I have left in public service is productive," Manchin told The Hill, adding "I haven’t been happy since I’ve been here."

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Troopers Arrest Two for Burglary and Theft-Sussex County


Sussex County- The Delaware State Police have arrested two suspects in connection with burglaries and thefts occurring in the Seaford, Laurel and Georgetown areas.
The Delaware State Police began investigating a rash off residential burglaries and multiple thefts from yards in May, 2019.  Through investigative measures, Troopers identified two suspects, 29-year-old Glenn Merrill of Seaford and 33-year-old Matthew J. Davis of Bridgeville.  It was learned that some of the property that was stolen by Merrill and Davis was taken to local pawn shops and scrap yards.
Davis was apprehend on June 13, 2019 in reference to an active warrant.
Through investigative measures, Davis was a suspect in multiple other burglaries and thefts.  Davis was additional charged with the following:
  • Burglary 2nd Degree (5 counts)
  • Theft of a Motor Vehicle
  • Theft (Felony)
  • Theft (7 counts)
  • Criminal Trespass (8 counts)
  • Falsifying Business Records (2 counts)
  • Theft By False Pretense (2 counts)
  • Criminal Mischief (3 counts)
  • Conspiracy
  • Selling Stolen Property
Davis was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and remained committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $35,950.00 secured bond.
On June 13, 2019, Merrill was apprehended at his residence in the unit block of 25000 Palmetto Street, Seaford  without incident.  He was transported back to Troop 5 and charged with the following:
  • Burglary 2nd Degree
  • Theft (Felony)
  • Criminal Mischief
  • Conspiracy
  • Theft By False Pretense
  • Falsifying Business Records
Merrill was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and released on $4,500.00 unsecured bond.

Border Patrol agents fall prey to illnesses plaguing migrant holding centers

Some Border Patrol agents in Texas are concerned about exposure to Ebola by a migrant fleeing the Democratic Republic of the Congo for the United States.

But more of them are worried about other illnesses frequently popping up among detainees at stations across the southern border, according to union representatives.

Border Patrol’s holding facilities in the Del Rio and El Paso sectors, or regions, are inundated with sick detainees, as well as sick agents.

Jon Anfinsen is a National Border Patrol Council vice president and based in Del Rio, which includes Eagle Pass, where most Congolese are arriving. Anfinsen represents approximately 1,000 agents who are based out of 10 regional holding stations. Anfinsen has been an agent 12 years and said the number of people in custody and subsequent illnesses among that population is “unprecedented.”

“Scabies, chickenpox — we had one case of the mumps here in Uvalde. I wanna say we had measles — plenty of the flu, plenty of colds, body lice, just assorted. And some of these things, they spread like wildfires when you get into a cramped holding cell. It happens,” Anfinsen said.

“Active tuberculosis comes in fairly regularly. We had an incident of H1N1, swine flu, in Clint [Texas] with a juvenile. And then the ones that are most disruptive are the simple ones: regular flu or lice.”


Africans coming across southern border have ‘rolls of $100 bills’

The “poor huddled masses” coming across the southern border may not be so poor after all.

Swiss journalist Urs Gehriger recently visited African migrants who breached the border and hung out on the streets of San Antonio, Texas, waiting to go elsewhere in the country, and he met hostility from people who didn’t want to share details about their experiences, conflicted each other, and had rolls of $100 bills.

In a recording played on Fox News, Gehriger asks a migrant from Congo how she got to America.

She refused to say.

“We are here now in the United States. Why do you ask about Ecuador?” a woman said, referring to the reported country they passed through.

As Gehriger continued to ask simple questions, he said they backtracked and “were not answering at all.”

“They wouldn’t tell me anything about how they got here, and then they started to get aggressive and they were contradicting each other,” he told Laura Ingraham.

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Democrat border mayor goes ballistic over ‘dumping’ of illegal aliens in his town

Del Rio used to be a quiet town of 40,000 residents bordering Mexico in central Texas. Even as the Rio Grande Valley to its southeast has seen constant waves of Central American migrants since 2014, Del Rio was untouched by the border crisis. Now, this part of Texas is one of the fastest-growing smuggling routes and is also the primary route of African migrants coming from countries like the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Our federal government is so concerned about the desires of bogus asylum-seekers, and now even masses of illegal aliens who aren’t even seeking asylum, that they are failing to take into account the needs of local American communities. It’s not just right-wing cowboys upset about it. Liberal Democrat border town officials have had enough as well and are demanding federal action.

On June 8, Del Rio Mayor Bruno Lozano laced into staffers of Sen. John Cornyn at special meeting of local officials for not touring the city and taking a more proactive role in protecting border towns from the effects of illegal immigration.

Last week, I interviewed Uvalde, Texas, Mayor Don McLaughlin, who is part of a group of south central Texas counties that have expressed the same frustration. “We’re trying to be so politically correct in everything we do now that it’s going to get somebody hurt, said McLaughlin on my podcast Friday. “We need to throw the skunk on the table and put it right out in the open where people can see. If most people knew what was happening at the border, you might see a change, a big change, in America. But our elected officials tend to want to keep it quiet. … The elected officials we have right now ain't cuttin’ it.”


WILLIAMS: How To Create Conflict

We are living in a time of increasing domestic tension. Some of it stems from the presidency of Donald Trump. Another part of it is various advocacy groups on both sides of the political spectrum demanding one cause or another. But nearly totally ignored is how growing government control over our lives, along with the betrayal of constitutional principles, contributes the most to domestic tension.

Let's look at a few examples.

Think about primary and secondary schooling. I think that every parent has the right to decide whether his child will recite a morning prayer in school. Similarly, every parent has the right to decide that his child will not recite a morning prayer. The same can be said about the Pledge of Allegiance to our flag, sex education and other hot-button issues in education. These become contentious issues because schools are owned by the government.

In the case of prayers, there will either be prayers or no prayers in school. It's a political decision whether prayers will be permitted or not, and parent groups with strong preferences will organize to fight one another. A win for one parent means a loss for another parent. The losing parent will be forced to either concede or muster up private school tuition while continuing to pay taxes for a school for which he has no use. Such a conflict would not arise if education were not government-produced but only government-financed, say through education vouchers. Parents with different preferences could have their wishes fulfilled by enrolling their child in a private school of their choice. Instead of being enemies, parents with different preferences could be friends.


Atheists Drop $1 Billion Church Suit

An atheist group has dropped its attempt to strip American pastors of their tax exemption for housing.

The Freedom from Religion Foundation will not appeal an appeals court decision that said the federal government is allowed to exempt priests, pastors, rabbis, and other religious instructors from paying taxes on the housing they receive, ending an eight-year legal battle. The suit threatened to cost clergymen $1 billion if successful, but Chicago's Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the foundation argument that such a tax break violated the Constitution's establishment clause. The three judge panel, citing previous Supreme Court rulings, found that, "Providing a tax exemption does not ‘connote sponsorship, financial support, and active involvement of the [government] in religious activity.'"

"Its principal effect is neither to endorse nor to inhibit religion, and it does not cause excessive government entanglement," the court ruled unanimously in March.

The Freedom from Religion Foundation had until Thursday evening to appeal the suit to the Supreme Court, but allowed it to expire rather than challenge the ruling further. The foundation filed the suit after several officers attempted to have their own income exempted and argued they were discriminated against when they failed to qualify as a minister. Foundation co-president Annie Laurie Gaylor said in an email to the Washington Free Beacon that the foundation stands by the merits of the suit. She blamed the make-up of the Supreme Court following President Trump's appointments of Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh for the decision to not pursue the case further.

"We have full confidence in the legal merits of our challenge of the discriminatory pastoral housing allowance privileges," Gaylor said. "We did not, however, have confidence in the current Supreme Court."


Illegal Aliens Sue Border Patrol. The Lawsuit's Outcome Can Have Massive Implications.

The crisis along America's southern border has continued to exasperate Border Patrol agents in the field and President Donald Trump, who is attempting to put an end to the flood of illegal aliens. Seven illegal aliens from Central American countries are suing the Department of Homeland Security because of overcrowding in Border Patrol facilities and the lack of access to legal representation, The Monitor reported.

The lawsuit was brought about by:

• Jairo Alexander Gonzalez Recinos – El Salvador
• Gerardo Henrique Herrera Rivera – El Salvador
• Kevin Eduardo Rizzo Ruano – Guatemala
• Jonathan Fernando Beltran Rizzo – Guatemala
• Enerly Melitza Ramos – Guatemala
• Karen Vanessa Borjas Zuniga – Honduras
• Julia Elizabeth Molina Lopez – Honduras

According to the lawsuit, the illegal aliens want themselves, as well as others in the facilities, to be released on bond.


WCSO Press Releases - Jun. 17, 2019

Incident: Violation of a Peace Order
Date of Incident: 13 June 2019
Location: Wicomico County, MD
Suspect: Ebvie Rodrigo Carmona, 18, Parsonsburg, MD
Narrative: On 13 June 2019 at 2:30 PM, a deputy arrested Ebvie Carmona in connection with violating a Peace Order that barred him from contacting a female subject. It was alleged that Carmona repeated contacted this subject through messaging and sending pictures of himself via Snap Chat. The arrest also followed the charging of Carmona on a Criminal Summons back in May for violating the same peace order that barred him from contacting the same person.
The deputy transported Carmona to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. Following an initial appearance, the Commissioner detained Carmona without bond pending a District Court bond review.                        **SBYNEWS**
Charges: Failure to Comply with a Peace Order 

Incident: Possession of Marijuana
Date of Incident: 14 June 2019
Location: Salisbury Boulevard at Zion Road, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Davon I. Jones, 20, Delmar, DE
Narrative: On 14 June 2019 at 6:00 PM, a deputy stopped a vehicle operated by Davon Jones after the deputy observed that Jones was not wearing his seat belt. Upon contacting Jones, the deputy was able to detect the odor of raw marijuana emanating from with the vehicle. Upon inquiring about the odor, Jones handed over a small container of what contained marijuana. The deputy decided to search the vehicle further and located a plastic zip bag that held more marijuana. The deputy observed that the bag was labeled from a dispensary in California. The amount in the bag contained an amount of marijuana over the threshold of criminal possession.
The deputy placed Jones under arrest and transported him to the Central Booking Unit where he was transported and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. Following an initial appearance, the Commissioner released Jones on Personal Recognizance.
Charges: Possession of Marijuana

Justice Department sides with Treasury in blocking Trump tax returns

The Justice Department released an opinion Friday that backed up the Treasury Department’s decision not to give Congress copies of President Donald Trump’s tax returns, concluding that the “true aim” was to make the documents public and that “is not a legitimate legislative purpose.”

The Office of Legal Counsel opinion comes after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin refused to comply with a subpoena for Trump’s tax returns from House Ways and Means Chairman Richard E. Neal last month.

The OLC acknowledges that a law does not require Neal to state a purpose when requesting tax returns.

But the agency concluded that Congress can’t give itself the right to compel information that does not serve a legitimate legislative purpose, and that Neal’s request was “pretextual.”


Trump: Obama ‘Had to Know’ of ‘Setup’ to Block His Presidential Bid

Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” President Donald Trump said former President Barack Obama “had to know” about FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page working against him being elected.

Trump said, “There was no crime. There was no collusion. The big thing is collusion. Now, there’s no collusion. That means they set — it was a setup. In my opinion, and I think it’s going to come out.”

Stephanopoulos asked, “You clearly believe there was a group of people working against you. Do you think President Obama was behind it?”

Trump said, “I would say that he certainly must have known about it because it went very high up in the chain. But you’re going to find that out. I’m not going to make that statement quite yet. But I would say that President Obama had to know about it.”


Cable News Networks Cut Away from Trump Healthcare Announcement

All three major cable news networks cut away from President Donald Trump’s healthcare policy announcement on Friday, as he unveiled a new rule change designed to expand insurance coverage options for small business employees.

Breitbart News covered the announcement live, in its entirety, via Facebook video.

Several small business owners stood with President Trump on the stage in the Rose Garden at the White House, and told the audience how the new policy would help them save money and provide health insurance to employees.

But the major cable news networks had already stopped streaming the event, cutting away just a few minutes into President Trump’s remarks, before he described the actual policy change.

MSNBC cut away to a discussion of criticism of President Trump’s healthcare policies; Fox News went to a discussion of the controversy over White House counsel Kellyanne Conway’s alleged violation of the Hatch Act; CNN cut to a commercial.

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‘A Virtual Act of Treason’

President Donald Trump on Saturday denied a New York Times report claiming the U.S. is ramping up cyber attacks against Russia, calling the decision to run the article a “virtual act of treason.”

According to the Times, the U.S. is increasingly targeting Russia’s electric power grid and has even gone as far as to install debilitating code inside it. The operation is the first of its kind, according to the newspaper, which also claimed two administration officials said President Donald Trump is believed not to have been briefed on the mission.

Reacting to the report in a pair of tweets, President Trump wrote: “Do you believe that the Failing New York Times just did a story stating that the United States is substantially increasing Cyber Attacks on Russia. This is a virtual act of Treason by a once great paper so desperate for a story, any story, even if bad for our Country.”

The president went on to deny the report’s veracity, stating it was “NOT TRUE!”

“Anything goes with our Corrupt News Media today. They will do, or say, whatever it takes, with not even the slightest thought of consequence! These are true cowards and without doubt, THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!” he concluded.


Kamala Harris Continues to Lie About Charlottesville ‘Very Fine People’ Hoax

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) continues to lie by claiming that President Donald Trump called neo-Nazis in Charlottesville “very fine people” in 2017, repeating the false claim on Friday.

Harris tweeted a number of dubious claims, including the “very fine people” hoax:

Trump promised affordable health care, then tried to rip care away from millions.

Said he was for working people, then passed a tax bill benefitting the top 1% & corporations.

He’s ripped babies from their parents & called neo-Nazis “fine people.” It’s time for a new president.

— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) June 15, 2019

As Breitbart News and others have explained — and as even CNN, after much pressure, has finally admitted — Trump did not refer to neo-Nazis and white supremacists as “very fine people.” He specifically said he was not referring to them, saying that they should be “condemned totally.” He said he was referring to legitimate, non-violent protesters on either side of the controversy over a removal of a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee from a public park.


Companies Backing Abortion Should Be Careful What They Wish For

A vast array of corporations have come out in support of abortion in recent weeks—specifically to oppose “heartbeat” bills that ban abortion after six weeks, such as the ones recently signed into law in Georgia, Missouri, and Alabama.

Last week, leaders of more than 180 companies—including MAC Cosmetics, Yelp, and clothing-maker Eileen Fisher—signed a letter in a full-page ad in The New York Times, saying that “restricting access to comprehensive reproductive care, including abortion, threatens the health, independence, and economic stability of our employees and customers.”

This follows several threats made by media companies, including Disney and Netflix, to stop filming in Georgia due to the “heartbeat bill” recently signed by Gov. Brian Kemp.

Just weeks ago, things were quieter. Bloomberg pointed out last month that “the corporate silence on abortion in Georgia and elsewhere has been deafening, especially compared with corporations’ eagerness to demonstrate their support for other progressive social issues, such as LGBT rights.”

So it’s curious that nearly 200 companies would suddenly come out swinging against these bans.


Judge Tosses Lawsuit of Former Campaign Staffer Alva Johnson Who Accused Candidate Trump of Kissing Her

In February Alva Johnson, 43, a former staffer to Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign claimed candidate Trump kissed her without consent at a small gathering just before a Florida rally, an encounter she says still haunts her and causes her anguish.

Ms. Johnson appeared on fake news MSNBC in February and cried as she recalled her traumatic encounter with Donald Trump.

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes spoke to Alva Johnson Tuesday evening and she broke down in tears as she recounted how she felt after the Billy Bush tape was released.

” So when I heard the audio (Billy Bush tape) I was screaming in my car, I’m like ‘oh my God that exactly what he did to me.'”


Obama State Dept. At Center of Anti-Trump Coup Cabal.

John Kerry, President Obama’s secretary of state, seems to be having trouble staying within the legal bounds of the Logan Act, so it’s not surprising that his State Department lieutenants were getting their hands dirty in the conspiracy to bring down Donald Trump.

Judicial Watch has now received more evidence of this anti-Trump conspiracy. With The Daily Caller News Foundation, we just released 16 pages of documents revealing senior State Obama officials – Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and Special Coordinator for Libya Jonathan Winer – coordinated with incoming House Majority Whip Steny Hoyer’s (D-MD) national security advisor, Daniel Silverberg, to work on Russia dossier information provided by Christopher Steele.

Steele was surreptitiously paid by the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee to create the infamous anti-Trump dossier used to justify a series of FISA spy warrants targeting Carter Page. Winer is a former Obama State Department deputy assistant secretary who was implicated in working with Steele and Clinton associate Sidney Blumenthal to circulate the anti-Trump dossier.

We obtained the documents in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed on April 25, 2018, on behalf of ourselves and The Daily Caller News Foundation against the State Department after it failed to respond to three separate FOIA requests.

Here is some of what we learned from these documents.

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra locks out musicians

BALTIMORE —The management of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra locked out its musicians at midnight Monday.

The BSO Board of Directors approved a lockout on Sunday. With no agreement between musicians and management reached, the lockout went into effect at midnight.

"Due to the Baltimore Symphony's urgent need to address longstanding financial issues and change its business model, the BSO has made this extremely difficult decision," said President and CEO Peter Kjome in a statement on the BSO's website.

In a statement from the BSO musicians overnight, they stated the Symphony's management is out of cash and will not pay the musicians' salary. Health insurance will also be cut off at the end of the month, June 30, according to the statement. BSO musicians plan to picket in front of the Meyerhoff Hall Monday morning.


Immigrants’ sponsors to be on hook for ‘every dollar’ if new arrivals end up on dole

Sponsors of LEGAL immigrants to the United States received word Friday that they’ll be on the hook “for every dollar” if those immigrants end up receiving welfare funds or other public support instead of earning a living and paying taxes.

The message came Ken Cuccinelli, a former Virginia state attorney general who last week became acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) following his appointment by President Trump.

“If the sponsored immigrant receives any federal means-tested public benefits, the sponsor will be expected to reimburse the benefits-granting agency for every dollar of benefits received by the immigrant,” Cuccinelli wrote in a USCIS memo.

In addition, the same message instructed agents who work for USCIS to remind applicants and sponsors that “the Affidavit of Support is a legal and enforceable contract between the sponsor and the federal government.”

“The President has made it a priority to ensure that every individual who seeks to come to the United States is self-sufficient, temporarily or permanently,” Cuccinelli wrote. “The principle of self-sufficiency has been enshrined in our immigration laws since the 1800s, and we as an agency must ensure that immigrants who become part of this great country abide by this principle.”


Mexico: 791 Migrants Found Packed in 4 Tractor-Trailers

Mexican officials detained nearly 800 undocumented migrants on Saturday, the government said, in one of the biggest swoops against illegal immigration in recent months, as members of the National Guard began patrolling the southern border.

Mexico's National Migration Institute (INM) said in a statement late on Saturday that 791 foreign nationals were found in four trucks stopped in the eastern state of Veracruz, confirming earlier reports about a mass detention.

The apprehension came as Mexico steps up efforts to reduce a surge of migrants toward the U.S. border under pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump, who vowed to hit Mexican goods with tariffs if Mexico does not do more to stem illegal immigration.

As part of those efforts, Mexico has pledged to deploy 6,000 National Guard members along its border with Guatemala.

Although there have been few signs of that deployment so far, a Reuters reporter near the border in Tapachula this weekend saw a handful of security officials wearing National Guard insignia and spoke to others in military outfits who said they were part of the guard.


New Denver City Council Member: I Will Usher In Communism ‘By Any Means Necessary’

Newly elected far-left Denver City Council member Candi CdeBaca has stated that she is "excited to usher" in communism "by any means necessary."

CdeBaca, who won in an upset runoff election earlier this month, said in late March during a candidate forum for City Council District 9:

I don’t believe our current economic system actually works. Um, capitalism by design is extractive and in order to generate profit in a capitalist system, something has to be exploited, that’s land, labor or resources.

And I think that we’re in late phase capitalism and we know it doesn’t work and we have to move into something new. And I believe in community ownership of land, labor, resources, and distribution of those resources.

And so, whatever that morphs into I think is what will serve community the best and I’m excited to usher it in by any means necessary.

Encyclopedia Britannica defines communism as a "political and economic doctrine that aims to replace private property and a profit-based economy with public ownership and communal control of at least the major means of production (e.g., mines, mills, and factories) and the natural resources of a society."

CdeBaca, who is a democratic socialist, also drew intense criticism for saying that she will "usher" in communism "by any means necessary."


Leftists Will Be Leftists

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's comments on the pro-life cause and its advocates are illustrative of the left's increasing extremism, militancy and disturbingly intolerant and authoritarian mindset.

Someone asked Gillibrand if having a litmus test for judicial nominees would threaten judicial independence, as she has promised to only appoint justices who would affirm the Supreme Court case of Roe v. Wade, which created — out of whole cloth — a constitutional right to abortion.

"I think there's some issues that have such moral clarity that we have as a society decided that the other side is not acceptable," said Gillibrand. "Imagine saying that it's OK 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 those are political issues anymore."

"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," she continued. "And all these efforts by President Trump and other ultra-radical conservative judges and justices to impose their faith on Americans is contrary to our Constitution, and that's what this is. And so, I believe that for all of these issues, they are not issues that there is a fair other side. There is no moral equivalency when you come to racism, and I do not believe there is a moral equivalency when it comes to changing laws that deny women reproductive freedom."

What a treasure trove of other-worldly statements! You have to wonder whether this longer-than-long-shot Democrat presidential fantasist actually believes these things or if she is just desperate to outflank her rivals to the left.



Woodson Center founder and president Bob Woodson criticized the concept of slavery reparations, calling it “fools gold” that will do nothing to help the black community in the long run.

During a Friday night appearance on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Woodson bolstered his point by bringing up an uncomfortable fact about once-rich NFL players, that the vast majority are broke within three years after ending their football careers.

Fox News host Tucker Carlson began the segment by pointing to several Democratic presidential candidates this Spring falling over themselves to pander to Al Sharpton at his National Action Network (NAN) conference.


African migrants pass through San Antonio and swiftly fan out across the country

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Roughly 300 Congolese and Angolan citizens who arrived in San Antonio the first week of June after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border days earlier have all briskly departed the city for destinations across the country, some with fuzzy plans based partly on hope.

The hundreds of family members and single adults from Central Africa first showed up June 4 at the southern border’s Eagle Pass and Del Rio towns in south-central Texas. The migrants surrendered to Border Patrol agents and claimed asylum after crossing the Rio Grande.

The agency did not, as it is supposed to, turn families over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Instead, it released families onto the streets of Eagle Pass and Del Rio, according to two government and nongovernment officials with first-hand knowledge of the matter. The African migrants then bought bus tickets to either San Antonio or Austin, according to San Antonio Interim Assistant City Manager Colleen Bridger.


Sean Hannity: Sources say Trump surveillance scandal appears 'even worse than we originally thought'

Fox News host Sean Hannity said the "investigation into the investigators" is shaping up to be more of a bombshell than previously expected.

During his evening show, Hannity played up what the Justice Department has already uncovered in its examination of the Russia investigation's origins and potential misconduct by Justice Department and FBI officials.

"The single biggest abuse of power scandal in American history is about to be laid bare for all to see," Hannity said Tuesday. "Sources tonight are confirming to me that things are most likely even worse than we originally thought."


Todd Starnes: Can President Trump Make California Great Again?

Some of California’s major cities have been turned into third world slums, rife with rodents and disease thanks to the policies of Democrat leaders.

Yet in spite of the dire circumstances facing the population, many conservatives still believe their beloved state can be saved. And many believe President Trump is the only person who can provide relief.

Kayleigh McEnany, the national press secretary for the Trump 2020 presidential campaign said on the Todd Starnes Radio Show that California is a very important state to the campaign.

“Look at why we lost the House of Representatives in the 2018 election,” she said. “So much of that had to do with districts in California, but there’s a lot of frustrated people there that are very disheartened that the state they love has gone so far left.”


PRAGER: Leftism Makes People Meaner

The sadistic treatment of Paul Manafort illustrates something I have believed since I attended graduate school in the 1970s and saw the behavior of left-wing students: Leftism makes people meaner.

There are kind and mean conservatives and kind and mean liberals. Neither liberalism nor conservatism makes people kinder or meaner. But this is not the case with leftism. With the handful of exceptions that accompany every generalization, leftism makes people meaner, even crueler.

Take the transfer of Manafort, the one-time Trump campaign manager, from a federal prison to New York's Rikers Island prison. Rikers Island is universally regarded as a wretched place. As Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz wrote:

"The decision to move Paul Manafort ... from the decent federal prison to which he was sentenced to solitary confinement to the dangerous hell hole that is New York City's Rikers Island seems abusive and possibly illegal.

"I know Rikers well having spent time there visiting numerous defendants accused of murder and other violent crimes. It is a terrible place that no one should ever be sent to."

Mass murderers and torturers are among those incarcerated at Rikers Island.

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Ocasio-Cortez vows to use only lowercase letters to fight capitalism

Capitalism has been way too successful at creating wealth across demographics for two centuries and democratic socialists like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have had enough.

She has consequently vowed to use only lowercase letters when communicating to fight all forms of capitalism.

“Capitalism is killing people in the streets,” Ocasio-Cortez said in an interview. “And I’m not going to contribute to capitalism by using any capital letters, even when I’m speaking.”

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