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During the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump made enforcing our immigration laws a cornerstone of his campaign. To most Americans, Trump’s immigration policies were not only desperately needed, but simple common sense.
After all, the United States has a right to enforce its own immigration laws. Predictably though, liberals slammed Trump’s proposals as racist – the new fashionable argument against any conservative idea.
Of course, it hasn’t always been this way. At one time, getting tougher on illegal immigration was a bipartisan idea. While Republican President George W. Bush pushed hard for reforms, prominent Democrats such as Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama generally agreed. Today, Democrats have done a complete 180 from where they were a mere ten years ago.
Aside from calling many ideas “racist,” Democrats have come up with a host of other excuses for not wanting to enforce our immigration laws. Chief among those excuses is the idea that illegal immigration is a net benefit for the economy, costing U.S. taxpayers very little in the process. However, a new study may finally debunk that argument once and for all.
(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that a federal judge will personally review, in camera, redacted material from emails discussing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of iPads and iPhones during her tenure at the State Department. Judge Kollar-Kotelly also ordered the State Department to file an affidavit addressing why it should not have to search new Clinton emails recovered. In taking these steps, the court rejected arguments by the Tillerson State Department and its lawyers at the Sessions Justice Department.
The court will review the blacked-out information so as to better ascertain whether the government misconduct exception would require the release of the full emails. Generally speaking, the government misconduct exception prevents government agencies from withholding information that would shed light on government wrongdoing under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
The September 21 court order comes in connection with an April 28, 2015, FOIA lawsuit filed after the State Department failed to respond to a March 10, 2015, request (Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:15-cv-00646)). Judicial Watch is seeking:
- All records of requests by former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton or her staff to the State Department Office Security Technology seeking approval for the use of an iPad or iPhone for official government business; and
- All communications within or between the Office of the Secretary of State, the Executive Secretariat, and the Office of the Secretary and the Office of Security Technology concerning, regarding, or related to the use of unauthorized electronic devices for official government business.
In March 2016, Judicial Watch obtained State Department documents in this case showing Cheryl Mills’ (Clinton’s then-chief of staff) efforts with the National Security Agency to address Clinton’s demands for a secure BlackBerry.
In a related case, Judicial Watch released an email showing that National Security Agency personnel had denied Clinton’s requests for a BlackBerry, telling Clinton staff to “shut up and color.”
“Hillary Clinton knowingly used an unsecure email system and risky iPads and smartphones to conduct classified and sensitive government business,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “It is frankly outrageous that Secretary Tillerson and Attorney General Sessions allow their agencies to cover up for and defend Hillary Clinton’s scandalous and potentially criminal conduct.”
The all-woman league formerly known as the Lingerie Football League announced this week its belief that America’s flag and national anthem are “far too sacred” to protest.
The league, recently rebranded as the Legends Football League, said in a Tuesday statement that its players would not be taking a knee during the national anthem as many of their male counterparts in the NFL have done.
“The LFL recognizes everyone’s First Amendment right to protest, but our nation’s flag and anthem are far too sacred,” the league said. “Too many fellow Americans have made the ultimate sacrifice, so that our flag and anthem continue in all its majesty.”
FBI Director Christopher Wray warned Congress on Wednesday that terrorist groups are looking to use drones to wage attacks in the U.S.
“I think we do know that terrorist organizations have an interest in using drones,” Wray testified in a hearing for the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee.
“We’ve seen that overseas already with growing frequency. I think the expectation is that it’s coming here imminently. I think they are relatively easy to acquire, relatively easy to operate, and quite difficult to disrupt and monitor,” Wray added.
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The communist movement known as Antifa (short for Anti-Fascist Action) has sparked violence across the nation. In the wake of their battling despicable white supremacist in Charlottesville, Antifa has begun to gain mainstream popularity. But unbeknownst to much of the public, the vast majority of Antifa violence isn’t targeted at genuine fascists, but mainstream conservatives and civilians. With help from those who have encountered Antifa, including Milo Yiannopoulos, Gavin McInnes, Lauren Southern, Jack Posobiec, and Steve Deace, conservative author Trevor Loudon guides us through the history and ideas behind the Antifa movement, starting with Leon Trotsky and going all the way through the events in Berkeley, CA and Charlottesville, VA. “Antifa” is the third episode in the “America Under Siege” documentary web-series from Dangerous Documentaries (a project of the Capital Research Center) and Cohesion Films. Each episode profiles the influence of radical Marxists on various segments of American society. DangeousDocumentaries.com CapitalResearch.org
Dear Players, Coaches and Owners:
Yesterday was the lowest, most vile moment in the long and glorious history of the National Football League.
In response to comments the President made concerning the complete lack of respect shown by some NFL players towards the American flag and the National Anthem, nearly 200 players from teams like the Baltimore Ravens, Detroit Lions and the Jacksonville Jaguars kneeled and locked arms with their coaches and owners during the Star Spangled Banner in solidarity and defiance of everything from police brutality to President Trump to the imaginary canard of white nationalism to America, the greatest nation on God’s green earth.
In Chicago, the entire Pittsburgh Steelers team, minus former Army Ranger and Bronze Star recipient, Alejandro Villanueva, remained in the locker room, rather than take the field and stand for the National Anthem, under orders from Coach Mike Tomlin.
Villanueva was later reprimanded for his actions by Coach Tomlin.
Are you kidding me?
During the Oakland Raiders game vs. the Washington Redskins, the Raiders sat in protest as a military honor guard carried the American flag on to the field.
Welcome to the NFL 180. Welcome to a strange, twisted world that Vince Lombardi and Walter Payton would scarcely recognize.
No doubt many of you thought your actions were cool or trendy or following in the footsteps of the airhead activist himself, Colin Kaepernick.
In actuality, your disgraceful conduct not only disrespected the American flag and your country, but through your actions, you also spit in the face of every living veteran in this nation and on the graves of every American who gave their life for the United States in wars from the American Revolution to Afghanistan.
Bad move, very, very bad move…
Of course, the liberal MSM jumped on your unpatriotic bandwagon by making your actions sound like a hybrid between a Martin Luther King march and a Nobel Peace prize presentation, when, in truth, your conduct was full of immature sound and spoiled fury that signified nothing.
The NFL has had a discipline problem for a decade; both coaches and owners have turned their heads to ridiculous long hair flying from helmets, players screaming at reporters, players doing whatever they want on and off the field and players committing crimes, conduct that has become part and parcel of the National Football League.
Only an organization coming apart at the seams would condone behavior which is prohibited by your own set of rules.
On pages A62-63 of the league rulebook, it states:
“The National Anthem must be played prior to every NFL game, and all players must be on the sideline for the National Anthem. During the National Anthem, players on the field and bench area should stand at attention, face the flag, hold helmets in their left hand, and refrain from talking. The home team should ensure that the American flag is in good condition.”
I think it’s safe to say the days of Bradshaw, Butkus, Dorsett, Ditka, Landry, Namath, Piccolo, Sayers, Shula, Tarkenton, and yes, Plimpton himself, are long gone.
Welcome to the era of the NFL Snowflake; the era of the whining, spoiled, know nothing political activist in shoulder pads and a helmet, who is a walking, talking public relations nightmare.
Welcome to the Last Days of the NFL…
Welcome to the collapse of America’s Number One Past time, courtesy of gutless owners, spineless coaches, Millennial fools in the shotgun formation and the dimwitted leftists of the MSM.
Strangely, you players, coaches and owners believe you’re some kind of modern day Gandhis in cleats. What you are, is stupid and arrogant and frankly, un-patriotic.
In a nutshell you’re playing Russian Roulette with the number one demographic group that makes up the NFL fan base: veterans and white middle class men, a large percentage who voted for Mr. Trump and view your antics yesterday as nothing short of obscene.
Who do you think watches NFL games, single women in yoga pants buying Kombucha at Whole Foods in Venice Beach?
Frankly, tonight, I would rather watch reruns of Little House on the Prairie than waste one minute watching Monday Night Football. I am confident the ratings tomorrow will reflect that I am not alone in my feelings toward the current state of the NFL.
I am also confident the antics will largely continue and that the coaches and owners won’t have the guts to take action. But, the fans will, by boycotting a sport that has literally been blown to smithereens by political correctness, politics and liberal activism gone mad.
A word of wisdom – next time you think about disrespecting our flag and country, think about the Americans who gave their lives for the freedom you have every hour of every waking day; courtesy of men and women who would give anything to be here today, watching what used to be a great sport, but which has disintegrated into an un-patriotic oblivion.
President Trump is right: ‘Get those SOB’s off the field!’
Ray Starmann Editor in Chief, US Defense Watch
A highly qualified and respected veteran law enforcement official with impressive credentials was precipitously eliminated as a finalist to be police chief in a U.S. city after officials discovered he endorsed immigration enforcement. Judicial Watch is investigating and has filed a public records request to obtain details about the troublesome case in which the support for the rule of law served as a disqualifier for a candidate hired to enforce the rule of law. It also marks yet another example nationwide of lawlessness leading to more lawlessness and the negative impact illegal immigration is having on taxpayers.
The unbelievable story involves the northern Colorado city of Ft. Collins’ search for a new police chief. Steve Henry, a former chief deputy for the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) in central Arizona applied for the position. The 55-year-old law enforcement veteran spent nearly two decades at PCSO, an agency with a $39 million budget that patrols a county the size of Connecticut. Henry is a U.S. Army veteran who obtained his undergraduate degree at Arizona State University and graduate degree at Northern Arizona University. He also holds a degree from the Harvard JFK School of Government and attended the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy. He has 23 years of continuous and stellar law enforcement service.
Henry was among 65 applicants for the Ft. Collins police chief job and was recently notified that he was one of six finalists. He was invited to travel to Ft. Collins to interview with city officials, specifically the city manager, who oversees the police chief. Henry’s offer was abruptly rescinded, according to a source closely involved with the selection process, because he publicly supported an Arizona law (SB1070) that makes it a state crime to be in the U.S. without proper documentation and bans “sanctuary city” policies. The measure also allows local law enforcement officers throughout the state to inquire about suspects’ immigration status. “Three of the top six candidates were dumped for a public stance on one issue or another,” Judicial Watch’s source said. “Political correctness is destroying America when a city government does not want a chief who supports the rule of law.” Judicial Watch reached out to Ft. Collins City Manager Darin Atteberry for comment but an assistant named Rachel left Judicial Watch a voice message saying Atteberry had “back-to-back meetings” for days and would not be available. Judicial Watch also sent Atteberry questions via electronic mail to his official city address (firstname.lastname@example.org) but he did not return them.
A California-based company called Ralph Anderson and Associates that provides cities, counties and state agencies with executive search and consulting services is handling the search for Ft. Collins police chief. The city hired the firm after its police chief resigned in May following a series of scandals, including the use of excessive force in several instances and a $425,000 settlement to two officers who claimed the department discriminated against them based on their race. The Ft. Collins Police Department has 327 employees, 213 of them sworn officers and an annual budget of $46.5 million. Nestled against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Ft. Collins is the state’s fourth largest city with a population of about 157,000. It’s home to Colorado State University, the state’s flagship public college, and local government supports offering illegal immigrants sanctuary. Ft. Collins Mayor Wade Troxell said in a local newspaper report that the city is an open, inclusive and friendly community and that “all people matter.” Members of the city council have consistently said they support diversity and want the city to be a welcoming place for all people.
Henry was informed by a Ralph Anderson and Associates official that he was eliminated as a candidate after the discovery of two news stories in which Henry was quoted supporting Arizona’s immigration control measure, SB1070. The Anderson and Associates official said the articles made Atteberry, the Ft. Collins city manager, leery about hiring Henry because, among other things, the city is a university town. With the city refusing to explain what happened, the chain of events indicates that a highly qualified candidate got eliminated from the final six police chief applicants due to his support for the rule of law. There was no crime, misconduct or character flaw on his part, just support in his capacity at Pinal County for Arizona’s commitment to assist federal law enforcement in an effort to secure borders and implement federal trespassing statutes. As for the Ft. Collins public officials, it never looks good when they dodge the hard questions involving questionable decisions.