Monthly Archives: January, 2017

House Dems demand meeting with DHS chief over Trump travel ban

Top House Democrats have demanded an emergency meeting with Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to get clarification over President Donald Trump’s immigration restrictions, which have been a source of controversy since they were put into action late last week. Advertisements

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Trump discusses safe zones, terror fight with Saudi King Salman

Sunday President Trump spoke with Saudi Arabian King Salman and discussed the possible formation of safe zones in Syria and Yemen, as well as a new effort to fight terrorism in the Middle East.

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Trump takes aim at Sen. Schumer’s ‘fake tears’ in new defense of immigration restrictions

Trump is the type of president we’ve needed for decades. President Trump launched into a fiery defense of his controversial refugee and immigration restrictions Monday, blaming protesters and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer’s ‘fake tears’ for difficulties at U.S. airports, and urging his opponents to “study the world!”

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Iran conducts ballistic missile test, US officials say

Time to tear up that agreement. Sunday Iran conducted a ballistic missile test in yet another apparent violation of a United Nations resolution, U.S. officials told Fox News. The launch occurred at a well-known test site outside Semnan, about 140 miles east of Tehran.

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Trump Wants to Enlist Local Police in Immigration Crackdown

President Donald Trump is reviving a long-standing program that deputizes local officers to enforce federal immigration law. The program received scant attention during a week in which Trump announced plans to build a border wall, hire thousands more federal agents and impose restrictions on refugees from Middle Eastern countries.

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New York politician switched parties because he needed a pay raise

New York state Sen. Jose Peralta bolted from the Democratic Party because he needed a raise. The Corona lawmaker announced Wednesday he would join the Independent Democratic Conference, which is aligned with the GOP to control the Senate.

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One US service member killed, 3 injured in raid on Al Qaeda in Yemen

One U.S. service member was killed and three were wounded in a raid against a group of senior Al Qaeda leaders in central Yemen, officials said. The U.S. Central Command said in a statement Sunday that another service member was injured in a “hard landing” in a nearby location.

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DHS will continue to enforce Trump’s travel ban despite judge’s order

The DHS issued a statement early Sunday saying that they plan on continuing to “enforce all of the president’s executive orders in a manner that ensures the safety and security of the American people.”

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Gun-rights supporters oppose plan to protect wildlife refuges by prohibiting lead bullets

During the final hours of the Obama Administration, the head of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service set in motion a plan to prohibit lead ammunition and fishing tackle from national wildlife refuges by 2022.

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McConnell refuses to say whether ‘nuclear option’ in Supreme Court nomination is on table

McConnell refused Friday to say whether Republicans would use the so-called “nuclear option” during the confirmation process for President Trump’s Supreme Court pick but promised that his nominee will be “confirmed.”

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