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24th Gang Member Arrested at El Centro Sector of U.S.-Mexico Border

Luis Felipe Avila-Flores of the “El Monte Flores” criminal street gang was arrested Wednesday when Border Patrol agents caught him illegally entering the United States in the Calexico, California region Wednesday. Avila, a 29-year-old...Show More Summary

Washington Must Recognize India as Another Great Power to Be

Before becoming prime minister, India's Narendra Modi was barred from receiving a visa to visit the U.S. A rising leader in the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), he was tied to deadly sectarian violence. But now, backed by an overwhelming parliamentary majority, he leads one of Asia's most important powers. Show More Summary

Saturday!

Okay... so now the pressure to switch to the next gen begins in earnest.

Immigration Judge Berates Lawyer For Putting Her Clients' Interests Ahead Of Her Own

What? No war on women? Someone needs to tell immigration judge J. Dan Pelletier that, because he just waged it on a new mother who also happens to be an immigration lawyer. An immigration judge in Atlanta denied an attorney's request...Show More Summary

Amtrak’s Suspicious Activity Reporting Guidelines & the White Privilege of Freedom of Travel

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) obtained a copy of guidelines for Amtrak customer service employees in Texas. The organization received it as a result of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, which it filed because individuals...Show More Summary

NY City officials search for experimental drug to use on doctor with Ebola

Five hours after Ebola-stricken Craig Spencer was hauled into Bellevue Hospital’s quarantine unit, the city Health Department sent a frantic email marked “URGENT” — asking if New York area hospitals, researchers and pharmacies had an experimental drug that has shown promise against the deadly virus. alt=”Dr. Craig Spencer” width=”162? height=”161? />

Ottawa Attacker Used Lever Action Rifle, Not A Semi-Automatic, Not An 'Assault Weapon'

When recent Islamic convert Michael Zehif-Bibeau carried out the October 22 terror attack in Ottawa he used a lever action 30-30 rifle, not an "assault weapon." To be specific, he used a Winchester Model 94 30-30--one of the oldest and most recognizable guns in of all North America, if not the world. Show More Summary

US Representative in Rome to Push for 'Global Covenant of World Religions'

Rome provides a “neutral brokerage” where religious leaders can work together for peace, says Jerry White, the US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations. In an interview with Vatican Radio, White spoke of the need for faith leaders to work harder to prevent religiously motivated violence. Show More Summary

GOP Leaders Clamoring for More 'High-Tech Immigration' if Party Wins Senate

GOP leaders are clamoring behind the scenes to massively increase the number of guest-worker visas for high-tech companies if Republicans control Congress after the midterms. According to The Hill, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) recently said...Show More Summary

Ukraine's Uncertain Future

Elizabeth Pond, the respected American author who has reported on Eastern Europe for three decades, recently wrote a eulogy for Ukraine. The seizure of Crimea, Russia's military rout of the Ukrainians in the east, and the humiliating...Show More Summary

Will Immigration Swing New Hampshire to the GOP?

(John Hinderaker) In New Hampshire, Scott Brown has pulled into a statistical dead heat with incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen. Brown is not a staunch conservative on every issue; if he were, he would not be competitive in purple New Hampshire. Show More Summary

GOP Cand Hurd: Obama Wants Officials ‘Who Stuck With Him’

Will Hurd, the Republican candidate for the US House of Representatives in Texas’ 23 rd Congressional district argued that President Obama wants voters to “stick with the people who stuck with him,” during the GOP’s Weekly Address on Saturday. Show More Summary

Government Gold-Plating

Senator Tom Coburn released his annual Wastebook this past week. It contains a laundry list of doozies. The U.S. government's gold-plating operations included $190,000 to study compost digested by worms, $297 million for the purchase...Show More Summary

PIERS MORGAN on de Blasio Ebola Announcement: One of the Most 'Unsettling Public Health Press Conferences I’ve Ever Watched'

This article was originally posted by Piers Morgan at Mail Online. Dr Craig Spencer, New York’s first confirmed Ebola patient, is an exceptionally brave man. I have unlimited admiration for members of Doctors Without Borders, like him, who risk their own lives to treat people in war-torn and disease-ravaged countries. Show More Summary

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