Committee Reviewing 1,043-Page Bill Raises Issue Over Minnesota’s Omnibus Process

  With the May 20 end of session looming, Minnesota lawmakers remain far apart on reaching a deal on the next state budget. The House and Senate each passed their own spending plans, and a conference committee began meeting late last week to hash out differences over a 1,043 page…

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Commentary: Democrats Move to Defund Wall Even As April Border Apprehensions Tops 100,000

by Robert Romano   Apprehensions on the southern border hit 109,144 in April, the highest in a decade, according to data compiled by the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. It’s already larger than last year. Seven months into fiscal year 2019, with 531,711 apprehensions it has already topped the amount…

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Self-Deportations Are Rising Dramatically Under Trump Administration

by Jason Hopkins   The number of illegal aliens who are choosing to voluntarily deport themselves has spiked since President Donald Trump entered the White House. Illegal immigrants who were granted voluntary departure — also known as “self-deportation” — increased by 50% in 2017, according to information compiled by The…

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Facebook Is Promoting ISIS Propaganda, Whistleblower Says

by Chris White   Facebook is promoting Islamic State propaganda, a whistleblower alleges in a complaint Thursday to the Securities and Exchange Commission. The social media company is likely violating securities laws prohibiting companies from misleading shareholders and the public, according to a petition filed by the National Whistleblower Center…

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Defense Secretary Says 256 Miles of New Border Wall Coming Soon

by Jason Hopkins   The Pentagon announced that well over 200 miles of physical barrier is slated to be built along the U.S.-Mexico border in the coming months. “We now have on contract sufficient funds to build about 256 miles of barrier,” acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan said Wednesday while…

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Trump to Nominate Patrick Shanahan for Defense Secretary

by Henry Rodgers   President Donald Trump will nominate acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan to officially take over the top spot at the Department of Defense, The White House confirmed Thursday. “Based upon his outstanding service to the Country and his demonstrated ability, President Trump intends to nominate Patrick…

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Official: US Risks Losing Control of Southern Border

  A U.S. official on Wednesday said the nation would “lose control” of its border with Mexico unless a massive and protracted surge of undocumented immigrants and asylum-seekers, primarily from Central America, is contained and reversed. U.S. Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost issued the warning to a Senate panel while…

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Ohio Bill Would Drastically Lower Tuition for Military Members

by Amanda Johnson   Service members, spouses of service members and dependents will be able to pay in-state tuition at all public institutions in the state of Ohio under proposed legislation passed by the Ohio House. Currently, there are just a handful of exceptions for some members in the military…

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