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Wikileaks to Release ‘A Lot More’ on Hillary Clinton

BREITBART — Wikileaks’ Julian Assange said that the organisation plans to release a “lot more” leaked material on Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party in the run up to November’s presidential election.

Assange, who is still currently hiding from extradition in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, told CNN that the leaks are “having so much political impact in the United States” after Wikileaks released 19,000 classified emails from the Democratic National Committee.

The emails revealed tactics used by the DNC to derail Bernie Sanders’ campaign for the Democratic nomination.

The findings have increased tensions at the Democratic National Convention this week as Hilary Clinton receives the nomination, with many Sanders even walking out in protest.

“What we have right now is the Hillary Clinton campaign using a speculative allegation about hacks that have occurred in the past to try and divert attention from our emails, another separate issue that WikiLeaks has published,” Assange said.

“I think this raises a very serious question, which is that the natural instincts of Hillary Clinton and the people around her, that when confronted with a serious domestic political scandal, that she tries to blame the Russians, blame the Chinese, etc,” he continued. “If she does that when she’s in government, that’s a political, managerial style that can lead to conflict.”

WIKILEAKS RELEASES DNC RECORDINGS – INCLUDING PAY FOR PLAY WITH TOP DEM LEADERS — GWP

WIKILEAKS RELEASES HACKED DNC VOICEMAILS — WASHINGTON TIMES

CLINTON ADMITTED SHE DELETED WORK-RELATED EMAILS — BREITBART

A CAREER SEXUAL PREDATOR MAKES THE CASE FOR HILLARY AT THE DNC — FPM

HUGE ‘ELECTION FRAUD, #WIKILEAKS’ BANNER UNFURLED AS KAINE TAKES STAGE — DC

WHO TOLD HILLARY TO USE PRIVATE SERVER? — DC

CLINTON ADVISER CLAIMS HILLARY’S ‘PRIVATE’ EMAILS ARE A NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUE — DC

WILL DEMOCRATS BUY THE CLINTONS’ SHAMELESS TRANSFORMATION? — TNI

CLINTON CAMP LAUGHS OFF QUESTIONS ABOUT PRESS CONFERENCE BLACKOUT — THE HILL

WATCHDOG PUSHES FOR CLINTON DEPOSITION OVER ‘EVOLVING EXPLANATION’ — THE HILL

RUSSIA PUBLISHED HACKED HILLARY EMAILS IN 2013 – DNC FEARS THEY WILL RELEASE 20,000 MORE BEFORE ELECTION — GWP

POLITICO REPORTER BEGS HILLARY CLINTON TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE, PROMISES QUESTIONS ABOUT ‘TRUMP/RUSSIA’ — GWP

DEMS STEREOTYPING OF LATINOS SEEN IN LEAKED EMAILS, GOV. MARTINEZ SAYS — FNL

IMMIGRANT RIGHTS GROUP CALLS FOR RESIGNATION OF DNC SPOKESMAN OVER LEAKED EMAIL — FNL

DEMOCRATS RUSSIAN TO CONCLUSIONS — LIFEZETTE

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Hillary’s Forgotten Egypt Catastrophe

POLIZETTE — With President Obama set to pump up Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy credentials Wednesday evening at the Democratic National Convention, look for him to omit reference to their twin failures in Libya and Egypt.

The turmoil in Libya has been well-aired, from the ill-fated toppling of strongman Moammar Gadhafi in October 2011 to deaths of four Americans that followed in Benghazi to Clinton’s subsequent efforts to cloud the reasons for that attack.

But the failure in Egypt earlier that year has garnered less scrutiny in the 2016 election. Caught by surprise by the so-called Arab Spring, the Obama administration gave its blessing for the overthrow of pro-American President Hosni Mubarak, and then supported the radical Muslim Brotherhood that seized power.

Practically overnight, the country transformed from a picture of stability in the turbulent Middle East into a country that oppressed its Christian minority, mismanaged its economy and questioned its long-standing peace agreement with Israel. The Egyptian military eventually wrested power from the Muslim Brotherhood in a coup.

The fact the U.S. not only allowed unimpeded, but supported, the overthrow of a western friendly strongman in a stable, Middle Eastern country sent shivers of fear down the spines of U.S.-aligned Gulf States. In February of this year key Saudi officials travelled to Moscow to begin thawing relations with Russia — the state less powerful than the U.S. but now seen as more committed to defending its allies and interests. If the U.S. would readily abandon Mubarak, surely the Saudi royals could be next.

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Hillary’s Ties to the Shady Islamic Cleric Accused of Backing Turkey’s Coup

THE NATIONAL INTEREST — Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s global network of donors and allies has long been criticized by opponents as a sort-of “who’s who” list full of shady bankers, dictators, and backroom power brokers. Add alleged military coup backers to that list.The Horn News

No matter where you look, Bill and Hillary Clinton always seem to wind up at the center of a possible corruption scandal. The Clinton Foundation, as Peter Schweizer reported in the New York Times, was at the center of shady dealings between Russia and the Clintons. Bill Clinton received $500,000 from the politically connected Russian firm Renaissance Capital for a speech. Hillary Clinton, then Secretary of State, saw to it that a Russian bid, linked to the same firm and supported by Vladimir Putin, to acquire around twenty percent of the American stockpile of uranium was approved. This directly suborned American national foreign-policy interests to Moscow. Then there are the Clinton Foundation’s relations with the Gulf States. Once again, buckraking to the tune of over $85 million from the likes of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Oman commanded precedence over all for the Clintons. Bill Clinton himself is buddies with the tyrannical ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, and entered into business arrangements with him. So much for Hillary Clinton’s pious avowals to be in the vanguard for women’s rights or child labourers. When it comes to turning a dollar, both Clinton have an elastic sense of morality. The Clinton Foundation isn’t tainted by such unethical dealings; it is suffused by them.

Now there is a new scandal that promises to be a doozy. It surrounds the alleged connection between the Clintons and the shadowy Islamist at the center of the July 15th failed military coup in Turkey—Fethullah Gulen.

According to a 2015 USA Today investigation, Gulen’s followers have been accused of “illegally financing congressional travel abroad” and providing “hundreds of thousands of dollars of improper campaign donations to congressional and presidential candidates.” Both President Obama and Hillary Clinton were linked to this Gulen web of illegal finance in the USA Today report.

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Yet Another Clinton Scandal Emerges

LIFEZETTE — Yet another scandal is set to dog Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as she heads full-throttle into campaign mode for the November election.

Just as the waves concerning her use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state began to die down, WikiLeaks published roughly 20,000 emails from Democratic National Committee officials that implicated the DNC in markedly favoring Clinton over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders during the primaries.

But on the heels of these email-related scandals comes a new hurdle for the Clinton campaign to handle: The IRS referred congressional charges for investigation against the Clinton Foundation to the tax agency’s exempt operations office last week.

Sixty-four House Republicans wrote a letter dated July 15 that requested the IRS, the FBI, and the Federal Trade Commission investigate the foundation run by Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton. In the letter, the members of Congress called into question the foundation’s “issues of public corruption” pertaining to its initial tax-exempt filings. With its 501(c)(3) status, the foundation’s original philanthropic intentions have been undermined by its current activities, the House Republicans claimed.

The Congress members highlighted inconsistencies with the Clinton Foundation’s initial tax-exempt status filing, Russian company Uranium One’s unreported donations to the foundation in a “Pay to Play” pattern, and the Clintons’ connections with Laureate International Universities, a for-profit education company.

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Democrats Can’t Help but Pander

POLIZETTE — In an outrageously manipulative stunt intended to deceive the American public about the true dangers of illegal immigration and cast conservatives as unfeeling bigots, the Democratic National Convention had Karla Ortiz, the 11-year-old daughter of illegal immigrants, and her mother speak.

Liberals in the mainstream media have criticized Donald Trump and the GOP’s allegedly racist dog whistles to white Americans, framing them as the desperate attempts of a demagogue to appeal to a dying demographic.

But it is the Democrats who must pander constantly, and ever more aggressively, to destructive elements in American society and the toxic identity politics that could tear the country apart in order to maintain support.

“I’m scared that at any moment, my mom and my dad will be forced to leave,” the young Ortiz said. “I wonder, what if I come home and find it empty?”

Featuring Ortiz was a transparent attempt to blur the distinctions between legal and illegal immigration, and turn a child’s emotional pain into a political weapon. In doing so, the Democrats have made it crystal clear that they demand Americans ignore the pain of those who have suffered because of illegal immigration.

Ortiz and her illegal immigrant mother were followed by activist Astrid Silva, another illegal immigrant and poster child for the Democratic Party’s desire to put the interests of aliens above those of U.S. citizens. “I came to America illegally with my mother when I was four years old. We crossed the river on a raft,” Silva said.

ILLEGAL ALIENS, THE DEMOCRAT NATIONAL CONVENTION, AND VDARE.COM’S HIGH-IQ READERS — VDARE

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Obama End-Runs Immigration Law Again


Admin Announces Unilateral Executive Action Offering
Path To Citizenship For Thousands Of Migrants

LIFEZETTE — The Obama administration this week launched a back-door end-run around around immigration law, expanding a program could lead to green cards for thousands of Central Americans who would not otherwise qualify.

The initiative is an extension of a program begun at the end of 2014 to address the surge in unaccompanied minors from Central America who began showing up en masse at the U.S.-Mexican border that summer. It was designed to provide a safe alternative to the dangerous trek by land for children from El Salvador, Guatemala, or Honduras who are eligible to come to the United States legally. That would be any child with a parent living legally in the United States.

The expansion, though, would open the doors to a broader group of people. Foreigners living in the United States on a “temporary” basis will now be able to sponsor not just minor children but those who are older than 21, and the biological parent of qualified children. And in a first-of-its-kind twist, qualified children could bring “caregivers,” who are extended relatives of the sponsor.

“Not even legal immigrants [with permanent residency status] are allowed to do that,” said Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies. “It’s such a scandalous circumvention of immigration law.”

Sen. Jeff Sessions, an Alabama Republican who chairs the Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, blasted Obama for establishing an “extralegal chain migration system” that benefits even illegal immigrants.

BORDER SURGE: OBAMA ADMIN. EXPANDS PROGRAM TO BRING CENTRAL AMERICANS TO THE U.S. — BREITBART

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How Other Nations Stop America From Deporting Criminal Illegals

THE NATIONAL INTEREST — Susanna Ruth Makinson can blame a lot of things for why her then-husband was shot dead eight years ago while patrolling the streets of Fort Myers, Florida, the first time since 1930 a police officer had been gunned down in the city.

That’s because, in a distant way out of her—and his—control, Andrew Widman’s death felt preventable; his killer, Abel Arango, was an illegal immigrant and convicted felon who was released from detention because his native Cuba wouldn’t take him back.

But though Makinson wishes the government would do more to fix this little-known problem in the immigration system, to do more to pressure uncooperative countries to accept their citizens who are here illegally and commit crimes, she also has gained a lifetime of perspective raising three kids without their father.

“It’s a huge problem that criminals take advantage of; most people don’t know it’s possible for the originating country to decline the person being deported,” Makinson told The Daily Signal in an interview. “It bothers me. At the same time, what if I had been sick that day and my husband hadn’t gone to work? I would go crazy thinking through every ‘what if’ scenario. I try not to do that. We don’t live in a perfect world.”

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Tim Kaine: Under Speaker Ryan and President Clinton, U.S. Will Enact Amnesty in 2017

 

 
BREITBART — KENOSHA, WI–Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Sen. Tim Kaine told Telemundo that House Speaker Paul Ryan would work with a President Hillary Clinton to enact amnesty within Clinton’s first 100 days in office.

As the Washington Times reports:

A new Clinton administration would pursue a bill to legalize illegal immigrants in “the first 100 days” of her tenure, vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine told Spanish-language network Telemundo in an interview Monday… [Kaine] said House Speaker Paul D. Ryan will lead the GOP to embrace legalization.

‘Paul Ryan and the other leaders of his party are going to understand that if they want a future for their party they are going to have to work together to find a solution to this,’ Mr. Kaine told ‘Noticias Telemundo,’ according to a transcript provided by the network.

Breitbart News reached out to Ryan’s spokesman to ask if Ryan disagreed with Kaine’s assertion. Ryan’s spokesman did not respond for comment.

A review of Clinton’s stated positions on the issue of immigration suggests that she is perhaps the most extreme candidate on immigration ever to run for the office of the U.S. Presidency. The publicly articulated proposals Clinton has put forth would effectively result in the dissolution of the U.S. border within her first 100 days in office.

Yet Bloomberg similarly reports that Kaine believes Speaker Ryan would help advance a President Clinton’s agenda:

PAUL RYAN CHALLENGER RIPS SPEAKER ON IMMIGRATION — JOURNAL TIMES

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The Employment Situation of Immigrants and Natives in the First Quarter of 2016

CIS — The number and percentage of native-born Americans officially unemployed have improved. But the official unemployment rate only includes those who have looked for a job in the last four weeks. The number and share of working-age (16 to 65) natives not in the labor force (not working or looking for work) has barely improved in the last year. Moreover, the number of working-age (16 to 65) natives holding a job in the first quarter of 2016 was about the same as it was in the first quarter of 2007. In contrast, the number of working-age immigrants holding a job is 2.5 million higher than in 2016.

  • The unemployment rate for natives in the first quarter of 2016 was 5.5 percent (6.9 million). Despite recent improvements, this is still higher than the 5.0 percent rate in the first quarter of 2007 and the 4.5 percent rate in the first quarter of 2000.1
  • In addition to the unemployed, 28 percent (48.5 million) of working-age (16 to 65) natives were not in the labor force — not working or looking for work. This is much higher than the 25.3 percent rate (42.1 million) in the same quarter of 2007 and the 22.9 percent rate (35.7 million) in 2000.
  • Combining those not in the labor force who are of working age and all those unemployed shows 55.4 million working-age, native-born Americans without jobs in the first quarter of 2016, compared to 41.1 million in the same quarter of 2000.2
  • There were also 11.0 million working-age immigrants unemployed or not in the labor force in the first quarter of 2016.3
  • In addition to those unemployed and not in the labor force, there were 6.2 million natives and immigrants working part-time, but looking for full-time work.4
  • In total, there were 72.6 million natives and immigrants unemployed, not in the labor force (16 to 65), or forced to work part-time in the first quarter of 2016.5

ANALYSIS OF THE “H-1B AND L-1 VISA REFORM ACT OF 2015” — CIS

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French Catholic Parish Donated Land to Build Jihadist’s Mosque

BREITBART — In what can only be described as a cruel irony, the Roman Catholic parish where Islamic terrorists slit the throat of Father Jacques Hamel Tuesday had donated the land on which the local mosque is built.

On Tuesday morning, two terrorists associated with the Islamic State entered the parish church of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray while 86-year-old Father Jacques Hamel was saying Mass. The assailants seized Father Hamel, made him kneel down and slit his throat on camera before taking the other members of the congregation as hostages. Both attackers were subsequently killed by police.

A block away, the Yahia mosque of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray was inaugurated in 2000, constructed on a plot of land donated by the Catholic parish where Tuesday’s attack took place.

Reports from France declare that the small Norman town is “known to be an anchor of the Jihadist network,” and the local “Salafist” mosque has been the spiritual home to several known Islamist radicals.

In November 2014, a year before the Paris and Saint-Denis jihadist attacks, this city of 30,000 souls had already made news as a hotspot of radical Islam.

At that time, the Directorate General of Internal Security (RPS) arrested several people from the area who were suspected of ties to the Islamic State and were allegedly preparing to travel to Syria.

Police arrested three young people in the nearby town of Saint-Pierre-les-Elbeuf, while a fourth, a 22-year-old identified only as “Jordan,” was not arrested because he had already escaped to Syria to join ISIS.

All four attended a mosque that newspapers at the time simply described as the “Salafist Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray Mosque.”

FRANCE’S BLEEDING HEART — FPM

NORMANDY PRIEST SLAUGHTER: EUROPE TEETERS ON THE BRINK — FPM

ISIS COWARDS USED NUNS AS HUMAN SHIELDS AFTER KILLING PRIEST — TOWNHALL

FRENCH MEDIA TO STOP PUBLISHING PHOTOS AND NAMES OF TERRORISTS — GUARDIAN (UK)

ROBERT SPENCER ANALYZES RECENT JIHAD ATTACKS IN GERMANY–ALONG WITH EUROPE’S GRIM FUTURE — VDARE

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FBI Chief Warns ‘Terrorist Diaspora’ Will Come to the West

STARS & STRIPES — Hundreds of terrorists will fan out to infiltrate western Europe and the U.S. to carry out attacks on a wider scale as Islamic State is defeated in Syria, FBI Director James Comey warned.

“At some point there’s going to be a terrorist diaspora out of Syria like we’ve never seen before,” Comey said Wednesday in New York. “We saw the future of this threat in Brussels and Paris,” said the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, adding that future attacks will be on “an order of magnitude greater.”

Comey’s blunt warnings echo those of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who has scoffed at Obama administration efforts to defeat Islamic State extremists in Syria and Iraq. Nonetheless, the FBI chief’s comments reflect a consensus among U.S. intelligence officials that the group inevitably will strike out abroad as it continues to lose ground militarily under attack from a U.S.-led coalition.

* CIA Director John Brennan told the Senate Intelligence Committee in June that “our efforts have not reduced the group’s terrorism capability and global reach.” Using an acronym for Islamic State, Brennan said, “as the pressure mounts on ISIL, we judge that it will intensify its global terror campaign to maintain its dominance of the global terrorism agenda.”

HOMELAND CHIEF SAYS BIGGEST FEAR IS LONE WOLF STYLE TERROR ATTACK — FOX NEWS

KNIVES HAVE REPLACED GUNS IN TERROR ATTACKS — MCCLATCHY DC

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Socialist Pope Francis in Denial: Says ‘the World’s at War’ – but Not a Religious One

FOX NEWS LATINO — During his tenure in the Vatican, Pope Francis has frequently found himself caught in the position of condemning fundamentalist violence without appearing to blame Islam itself.

On Wednesday, reacting to the killing of a Catholic priest in the French town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray by two men who may have been inspired by ISIS, the Argentinian pontiff went further in his condemnation than ever before.

“Let’s not be afraid to state this reality: The world is at war,” he said, according to the Wall Street Journal. Because, he added, “It has lost the peace.”

The pope spoke to reporters on the papal plane en route from Rome to Poland. “This holy priest, who died just at the moment that he offered the prayer for the whole church, is one (victim). But how many Christians, how many innocents, how many children?” Francis said, referring to attacks on Christians in places like Nigeria.

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NRA Warns: Clinton Will Steal Right to Self-Defense

GUN INDUSTRY’S ECONOMIC IMPACT UP 158 PERCENT UNDER OBAMA — BREITBART

58 BIPARTISAN LAWMAKERS CONDEMN MASSACHUSETTS ‘ASSAULT WEAPONS’ BAN — BREITBART

BLACK PHILADELPHIANS GATHER TO LEARN ABOUT GUN RIGHTS AS DNC ROLLS INTO TOWN — WFB

OBAMA, LEFT, AND MSM AGREE: “STOP FEARING CRIME AND GET BACK TO FEARING GUNS!” — VDARE

DEMOCRATS ARE JUST SURE THAT HILLARY WILL KEEP UP THE GUN CONTROL PUSH THROUGH NOVEMBER — HOT AIR

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American Veteran News 07.28.16

CHOIR SPONTANEOUSLY SINGS AS WWII VETERAN’S REMAINS ESCORTED OFF PLANE [VIDEO] — DC — A video shows a choir impulsively belting out a famous American patriotic song as a fallen WWII soldier’s remains were escorted off a plane.

The footage was taken by Diane Hollifield Cupp, who uploaded the exhibition of respect to Facebook to share it with fellow Americans.

The video shows a man standing in the rear of the aircraft conducting the choir as they sing the “Battle Hymn of The Republic.” While it cannot be seen, the remains of the WWII veteran were being carried by an Army private, according to an NBC News affiliate.

While commercial airliners are often a source of agitation and discomfort, fellow flyers are seen admiring and applauding the moment.



MILITARY “FAMILY” BURIES VETERAN KILEEN, TEXAS FAMILY WON’T CLAIM — KCEN — KILLEEN – His family wouldn’t claim him, but the military did.

On Monday, a local veteran who fought for our freedom through three wars, was laid to rest in Killeen.

While Walter Scott Bundy Junior’s living family members didn’t show up to his burial service at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, many did to show support for the man they said was their ‘brother’ in every sense of the word.

“They have a home, they have a family,” said Eric Brown, Deputy Director of the Texas State Veterans Cemeteries.

Many who attended the ceremony saluted Bundy, laid their hands on his urn, even gave money to the man they’d never met.

“No one is ever forgotten, they’re lost but never forgotten,” said Army Staff Sgt. Christopher DeRouen.

Dozens of soldiers, past and present, came to Killeen to honor one of their own who died without a family of his own.

“We want the veteran and the community to know, that veteran does have a family, and that family is the rest of the military community who are out here to honor that veteran,” said Brown.

Bundy served in the Army from 1942-1963, seeing combat in both World War II and the Korean War, and was active duty during Vietnam before retiring from Fort Hood as a Sergeant. Officials said he served honorably and would receive full military honors.



KOREAN WAR VET’S REMAINS BACK TO OHIO FAMILY AFTER 66 YEARS — WHIO — COLUMBUS, Ohio — The remains of a Korean War veteran missing since his capture in 1950 have been returned to his Ohio family, and he’ll be buried Friday next to his parents.

Army Corporal Charles “Perky” White Jr. had been considered missing in action for 66 years.

June Chuvalas says her older brother died in 1951. His unidentified remains were taken to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Hawaii.

Officials in Fort Knox, Kentucky, notified the New Lexington family about five weeks ago that DNA samples taken from White’s relatives matched the remains.

His casket, draped in an American flag, was flown to Columbus on Tuesday.



CONGRESS WRESTLES WITH PROVIDING FERTILITY BENEFITS FOR INJURED VETERANS AND SERVICEMEMBERS — WASHINGTON POST — This was the year the government was going to start helping injured veterans and members of the military maintain their ability to start families by offering unprecedented fertility preservation programs.

In January, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced the Pentagon would soon launch a pilot program to help active-duty servicemembers freeze their eggs and sperm, as a precautionary measure to ensure soldiers who suffer fertility-ending injuries can still have children. Then last month, Congress took the unprecedented step of agreeing to overturn a longtime ban against covering in vitro fertilization treatments for veterans whose ability to have children was compromised by injuries suffered in the line of duty.

But political fights in Congress are now threatening to halt these efforts before they have a chance to begin.

A Senate-passed defense policy bill would zero out funding for the Pentagon program and a spending bill that would expand fertility benefits for veterans is currently caught up in a separate fight over how much funding Congress should approve to counter the mosquito-borne Zika epidemic.

“The current policy is outdated, it’s wrong, and it’s a disservice to the men and women who’ve sacrificed so much on behalf of our country,”? said Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), a leading supporter for lifting a longtime ban on covering in vitro treatment for veterans. She also has been leading the push to ensure the Pentagon’s pilot program is funded.



92K SIGN PETITION IN SUPPORT OF AIR FORCE VETERAN FORCED OUT OF FLAG-FOLDING CEREMONY FOR MENTIONING GOD — — CHRISTIAN POST Over 90,000 people are calling for the leadership of Travis Air Force Base in California to apologize to Air Force veteran Oscar Rodriguez after he was forcibly removed from a retirement ceremony for mentioning God during a flag-folding ceremony.

The Family Research Council and the American Family Association have delivered petitions addressed to Major Gen. John C. Flournoy and Col. Raymond A. Kozak urging them to apologize to Senior Master Sgt. (Ret.) Rodriguez and Master Sgt. Charles Roberson, who was celebrating his retirement from active duty in April when Rodriguez was ejected from the facility by multiple uniformed Airmen for mentioning God in a speech.

FRC’s online petition has been signed by over 44,200 individuals, while the American Family Association petition was supported by over 47,800 people.

The First Liberty Institute threatened to file a lawsuit against the Air Force in June for violating the free speech and religious freedom rights of Rodriguez and Roberson. Shortly thereafter, the military branch issued the following statement: “Air Force personnel may use a flag folding ceremony script that is religious for retirement ceremonies.” Additionally Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James ordered the Air Force Inspector General to investigate the incident with Rodriguez.



HOUSE VETERANS’ AFFAIRS CHAIRMAN SEEKS RECORDS ON SHOOTERS — AP — DALLAS — The chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Veterans Affairs has broadened his request for information on two former service members involved in mass shootings in Texas and Louisiana.

In a letter Tuesday to the secretary of Veterans Affairs, Florida Rep. Jeff Miller requested a briefing on all VA services received by Army reservist Micah Johnson, who shot and killed five Dallas cops and wounded nine other law enforcement officers in a July 7 attack on a peaceful downtown protest rally.

Miller asked for similar records last week on Gavin Long, the former Marine and Iraq war veteran who killed three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on July 17.

The attacks followed protests sparked by the deaths of two black men — Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge and Philando Castile in Minnesota — by white police officers.

The Republican congressman requested “unredacted” copies of Johnson’s full medical records and VA claims files. Johnson was an Army reservist who served eight months in Afghanistan before being sent home after a fellow soldier filed a sexual harassment complaint against him. He ultimately received an honorable discharge from the military, but the Pentagon has refused so far to answer questions about his case.

Friends, former comrades and family described Johnson as a gregarious extrovert who returned from Afghanistan an angry man.



10 SAN DIEGO WWII VETERANS AWARDED FRANCE’S HIGHEST HONOR — FOX NEWS — SAN DIEGO – Ten World War II veterans from Southern California received the highest honor France bestows on foreign nationals Tuesday at the San Diego Veterans Museum and Memorial.

These men fought alongside French troops and were granted the distinction of Chevalier or Knight.

US Army Private First Class Raymond Deming remembers what it was like fighting in the trenches of France in World War II.

“Snow and ice, and we didn’t have equipment or it wore out and wasn’t replaced,” said World War II Veteran, US Army Private First Class Raymond Deming.

“For me it’s a real honor to receive the medal from France,” said Deming. “I say merci beaucoup.”

The French Consulate is recognizing these men with the insignia of the “Knight in the National Order Of the Legion Of Honor”. The Legion was founded in 1802 by Napoleon Bonaparte.



THIS RETIRED AIR FORCE VET JUST SPENT A DAY AS A KISS ROADIE — T&P — Sherry Jenkins, a retired Air Force chief master sergeant, was invited to be a KISS roadie during the band’s show in Colorado Springs.

Sherry Jenkins, a retired Air Force chief master sergeant, got to rock ‘n’ roll all day and all night with one of her favorite bands Monday.
Jenkins and her husband, Tim, were invited to be KISS roadies for the day during the band’s show at The Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs. Sherry said she has been a fan of KISS for about 35 years.

“I grew up listening to them, and you’ll see the older you get you stop listening to some of the things you used to listen to,” she said. “I’m still a huge fan.” The couple started the day putting together gift bags for VIP fans. Then they watched KISS perform an acoustic set for VIP fans and had their picture taken with the band before enjoying the show.

“My real favorite was the last one that they played, which was ‘Rock and Roll All Nite,’” Sherry said.

Before the show was over, the Jenkinses accepted a $150,000 check from KISS onstage on behalf of Hiring Our Heroes. The audience recited the Pledge of Allegiance and shouted “USA, USA,” while she and Tim were onstage. Sherry said the show was fun but loved that KISS is giving back to veterans.



VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED TO HELP DISABLED MINNESOTA VETERANS — WDJT — The Milwaukee VA Medical Center are putting out a plea for volunteers to drive veterans to appointments.

The Disabled American Veterans transported more than 22,000 veterans and drove 395,913 miles in Wisconsin last year.

The largest demand is for volunteers in Racine, Waukesha, and Washington Counties.

Volunteer drivers do not have to be veterans but must pass a physical, a background check and a driving test.

They are asked to be available once a week for at least 4 hours, but they will work on you with your schedule

Current volunteers say the experience is rewarding.

For information on how to get involved, call 414-384-2000, ext. 45715.



CHEROKEE NATION HOSTS NATIONAL NATIVE AMERICAN VETERANS MEMORIAL CONVERSATION — DAILY PROGRESS — Cherokee Nation recently hosted a gathering for a public and open discussion on a project that is important to me and all of Indian Country: the future Native American Warrior Memorial in Washington, D.C. The forthcoming memorial will be housed on the campus of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.

Our good friend Kevin Gover, director of the NMAI, led the discussion along with other members of the advisory committee for the memorial, including Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden, a U.S. Navy veteran. The advisory board is comprised of tribal leaders and veterans from across Indian Country and represents every branch of the Armed Forces.

The Native American Veterans Memorial is important because Indian people serve at a higher rate than any other racial group in this country, and our Native warriors have fought in every American battle since the Revolutionary War. Sadly, outside of Indian Country most Americans do not know these facts.



THIS INDUSTRY COULD BE YOUR NEXT CAREER MOVE AFTER THE MILITARY, REGARDLESS OF RANK — T&P — Insurance has a lot of parallels to what many did in the military; these jobs might be the next step in your career.

Insurance. Can’t live without it. And there are so many different kinds of insurance out there: car, health, home, disability, workers compensation, boat, trip. The list goes on and on.

Basically, if something has value and can be lost, stolen, or damaged, there is likely a form of insurance coverage on it. And this is just for our personal lives. If you are in business, that list of insurance coverages becomes very complex. Also, the insurance industry, like many others, has a deep reliance on effective IT systems. Front-end development, integration, infrastructure, project management and cyber security are critical when dealing with financial data, payments, and sensitive personal information.

Insurance has a lot of parallels to what many already do in the military or have done for those of us already out. Have you ever been in a situation where you had to analyze data that you received from two or more parties, crunch those numbers or interpret credibility in order to report back to a higher authority on how to best proceed with the mission? Another example is performing an inspection. Have you ever had to show up to a command; evaluate that command’s performance, taking into account its mission, safety, training, material readiness, administrative records; interview individual members of the command; interact with the leaders; and then give an overall assessment of what you saw? If these descriptions fit your military or current civilian employment experience, then you likely have the core competencies to be a claims adjuster or underwriter



US MARINE CORPS HORSE HONORED FOR KOREAN WAR VALOR — AP — LONDON — A U.S. Marine Corps horse who served during some of the bloodiest fighting of the Korean War has been posthumously decorated for bravery.

Sgt. Reckless was awarded the Dickin Medal during a ceremony at the Korean War Memorial in London on Wednesday, the 63rd anniversary of the end of the war.

A serving British Army horse stood in for the late Reckless at the ceremony.

The chestnut Mongolian mare served as an ammunitions carrier for the marines’ anti-tank division. She made repeated strips to supply ammunition and retrieve wounded troops under heavy bombardment during the battle for Outpost Vegas in March 1953.

After the war, Reckless retired to the United States and died in 1968 at age 20. She was nominated by a historian who wrote a biography about her.

Reckless is the 68th recipient of the medal, awarded by the PDSA veterinary charity and billed as the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross — Britain’s top award for military valor.



BAND MAKES MUSIC TO HEAL FELLOW VETERANS — THE LEDGER — LAKELAND — When visiting hospital rooms they bring the gift of music for its power to heal.

More than that, they take time to listen, exchange war stories, share a part of themselves few civilians will ever fully comprehend.

Shannon Thomas of Lakeland is founder of Sgt. Shredder — Rocking to Heal Vets Inc. Officers of the charity include Dave Arnold, an Army veteran from Auburndale, and Wayne “Skip” St. Sauveur of Lakeland, who served in the Navy.

Thomas, aka Sgt. Shredder, is a guitar-banging rocker who spent six years in the Army, stateside and abroad, during the Gulf War. Haunted by his experiences, he has struggled with severe depression and substance abuse.

Eventually diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Thomas has made it his mission to regularly visit veterans in crisis with the same disorder or recovering from traumatic injuries. In most cases the visits take place at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa and the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center in Bay Pines near St. Petersburg.



“D.B. COOPER CASE MADE VIETNAM VETERAN THE TARGET OF TV SLEUTHS — WASHINGTON POST — They were certain they knew the identity of the long missing hijacker known as D.B. Cooper, and now the self-appointed investigators wanted their man to turn himself in to the FBI and sign over his life rights for a book and movie project.

The target of their lobbying was Robert "Bob" W. Rackstraw, a Vietnam War veteran who lives in Southern California and had once surfaced briefly as a suspect in the country’s only unsolved hijacking of a commercial airliner.

The FBI announced earlier this month that it was no longer actively pursuing its 45-year-old investigation into the notorious case. But that isn’t likely to deter the people — known as Cooperites — obsessed with finding the folk legend who vanished in 1971 after parachuting out of a plane with $200,000. They attend the Official D.B. Cooper Symposium, pore over Cooper books, trade theories online.

On July 10 and 11, the History Channel aired a two-part documentary chronicling an investigation by a group of Cooperites who set out to prove that Rackstraw, now 72, is D.B. Cooper. The effort was led by Thomas J. Colbert, a Los Angeles-based television and film producer who specializes in developing true crime and romance stories.

Long before it aired, Colbert and Mark Zaid, a Washington attorney fascinated by the case, tried to persuade Rackstraw to work with them. He could, they told him in a series of emails given to The Washington Post, cash in by confessing that he’s D.B. Cooper.



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Criminal Groups Benefit From Mexico’s Crackdown on Migrants

INSIGHT CRIME — Criminal groups and corrupt officials are the main beneficiaries of a US inspired shift in Mexico’s policy that is endangering migrants, according to a new report, and the recent US decision to allow more Central American immigrants refugee status
will do little to protect them from abuse south of the Rio Grande.

Mexico’s crackdown on on undocumented migrants crossing its territory in hope of reaching the United States has forced them into “more costly, circuitous and dangerous channels,” says the report from the International Crisis Group (ICG), This policy has made migrants even more vulnerable to violence at the hands of organized crime.

The Zetas are the criminal network most active in the kidnapping and extortion of Central American migrants in Mexico. But some 20 percent of migrants reported having suffered “crimes at the hands of authorities, including robbery, extortion, beatings and illegal detentions,” according to a survey of 31,000 people by a Mexican non-profit that is quoted in the ICG report.

The number of migrants detained and deported by the Mexican government has increased dramatically in the last four years. This tough stance was in part due to US pressure to staunch a surge of Central American migrant children arriving at the US/Mexico border in 2014.

MEXICO’S DETERIORATING HOMICIDE TRENDS SHOW NO SIGN OF ABATING — INSIGHT CRIME

MICHOACÁN: AMBUSH KILLS 3 POLICEMEN, WOUNDS 8 — BLB

MEXICAN PHOTOJOURNALIST’S KIN STILL SEEKING TRUTH A YEAR AFTER MURDERS — FNL

DRUG CARTEL’S BODY ARMOR AND DRUGS SEIZED NEAR TEXAS BORDER — BREITBART

MEXICAN PRESS UNDER FIRE — MEXICO VOICES

YOU SHALL NOT KILL, AND THE OTHER NINE COMMANDMENTS — LA JORNADA

MEXICO’S DETERIORATING HOMICIDE TRENDS SHOW NO SIGN OF ABATING — INSIGHT CRIME

MEXICO PURSUES TOP DRUG LORDS AMID FRAGMENTED CRIMINAL LANDSCAPE — INSIGHT CRIME

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Defending Religious Liberty

WASHINGTON TIMES — I write with a deep and growing concern about the future of religious liberty in the United States. Grateful to have had the privilege of serving our country for 34 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, I have come away from this experience believing we do ourselves a disservice when we assume that the government can solve all of the problems our country faces.

After leaving Congress in January 2015, I joined the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative, an organization, founded by Randel Everett, to advance religious freedom as a universal right through advocacy, capacity-building and technology. Randel, a longtime advocate for religious freedom, both international and domestic, was Chuck Colson’s pastor for a number of years.

During my time in Congress I often reached out to Chuck Colson for his wise advice and counsel. Chuck was a mentor to me and I always benefited from talking with him.

A 2015 book titled, “My Final Word: Holding Tight to the Issues That Matter Most,” is a collection of previously unpublished material from notes and memos Chuck wrote over the years. I am struck by Chuck’s foresight on the erosion of our religious liberty. Here are a few excerpts:

“I believe we are heading for a new Dark Ages, with persecution coming to the church soon. It’s going to happen as a result of conflicts over sex. This is where modern human beings do not want to be in any way restrained. They will accept the law that governs them in just about every area of their lives except sexual passion.” (Pg. 123)

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US Strategy on South China Sea Appears to Fail

REUTERS — WASHINGTON – In the lead-up to an international court ruling on China’s claims in the South China Sea early this month, United States officials had talked about rallying a coalition to impose “terrible” costs to Beijing’s international reputation if it flouted the court’s decision.

But just two weeks after the July 12 announcement by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague – which at least on paper, appeared to be a humiliating defeat for China – the U.S. strategy appears to be unravelling and the court’s ruling is in danger of becoming irrelevant.

Earlier this year, U.S. officials spoke repeatedly of the need for countries in the Asia-Pacific region and elsewhere, including the European Union, to make it clear that the decision of the court should be binding.

“We need to be ready to be very loud and vocal, in harmony together … to say that this is international law, this is incredibly important, it is binding on all parties,” Amy Searight, the then-U.S. deputy assistant secretary of defense for South and Southeast Asia, said in February.

Then in April, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken said China risked “terrible” damage to its reputation if it ignored The Hague’s ruling.

U.S., JAPAN, AUSTRALIA URGE CHINA NOT TO BUILD MILITARY OUTPOSTS IN SOUTH CHINA SEA — BREITBART

TAIWAN, A BYSTANDER VICTIM IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA DISPUTE — ASIA TIMES

LAND AND AIR VIOLATION BY CHINESE TROOPS IN INDIA’S UTTARAKHAND STATE — PTI

DOES CHINA THINK AMERICA IS USING A ‘WEDGE STRATEGY’? — TNI

CHINA’S HUGE ‘ONE BELT, ONE ROAD’ INITIATIVE IS SWEEPING CENTRAL ASIA — TNI

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Mosquitoes Suspected in 2 New Mysterious Florida Zika Cases

AP — NEW YORK — Florida health officials are investigating two more mysterious cases of Zika infection that do not appear to be related to travel, bringing the total to four.

The cases have raised the possibility that mosquitoes in the U.S. have begun to spread the virus. Florida officials say they are still looking into the cases and have not come to a conclusion.

The four cases are in neighboring Miami-Dade and Broward counties.

The cases fit a similar pattern seen when mosquito-borne clusters of two other tropical infections, dengue fever and chikungunya, occurred in Florida in the past, according to Tom Skinner, a spokesman for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“Evidence is mounting which points to local transmission via mosquitoes,” he said of the Florida cases.

The virus is mainly spread by mosquitoes, as well as sex. So far, the 1,400 infections reported in the U.S. have been linked to travel to countries with Zika outbreaks in Latin America or the Caribbean.

Zika causes only a mild illness in most people. But scientists recently confirmed that infection during pregnancy can lead to severe brain-related birth defects.

ZIKA: CDC HITS THE PANIC BUTTON — BREITBART

FLORIDA NOW INVESTIGATING 4 ZIKA CASES WITHOUT LINKS TO TRAVEL — WASHINGTON TIMES

COLOMBIAN HEALTH OFFICIALS DECLARE END OF ZIKA EPIDEMIC IN THE COUNTRY — FNL

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War Is Upon the Docile West

POLIZETTE — An elderly Catholic priest was brutally murdered by two ISIS terrorists on Tuesday.

Despite the gun control machinations of western liberal leaders, this horrific assault did not require assault weapons, it did not require explosives, it only required a target society too willing to embrace its own demise.

After entering the church near Rouen, France — and taking worshipers and nuns hostage — the knife-wielding attackers cut the priest’s throat. Another hostage was stabbed and is reportedly in critical condition.

The evil of ISIS is increasingly spinning out of control. The group’s reach and the extreme and graphic nature of its attacks — and their frequency — seem only to grow. Tuesday’s attack is the fifth such incident in 30 days, and the second in a week.

“We have reached a point where the broad Western public are [sic] becoming desensitized to terrorist atrocities, they have become so frequent that the usual cycle of mourning and recrimination is no longer complete before the next attack begins,” said Ben Harris-Quinney, chairman of the Bow Group, the U.K.’s oldest conservative think tank.

In Ansbach, Germany, on Sunday, a Syrian migrant detonated a nail-packed suicide bomb at a wine bar, after being denied entry into a music festival. On July 18, a Muslim attacked people with an ax on a train in Wuerzburg, Germany.

The following day, in Garda-Colombe, France, a mother and her three daughters were attacked by a Muslim for being insufficiently clothed. On July 14, a Muslim migrant in Nice, France, drove into a group of revelers celebrating Bastille Day and killed 84, including 10 children.

Since the beginning of 2015, there have been 21 attacks by Islamic militants in France, killing well over 200 people.

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Islamic State Terrorists Slit Catholic Priest’s Throat at Altar, Videotape ‘Sermon’ in Arabic

WASHINGTON TIMES — A pair of Islamic State-linked terrorists slit a priest’s throat at the altar of a Catholic church in northern France on Tuesday before videotaping a “sermon” in Arabic to mark the ritualistic slaughter — the fourth attack in a week by the terrorist group, which since June has claimed responsibility for killing more than 600 people in several countries, including the U.S.

The killing of the Rev. Jacques Hamel, 85, as he celebrated Mass at a small church near Rouen, marked the first time that the Iraq/Syria-based group targeted a church in the West, sending a shudder through religious communities that have highlighted the militants’ persecution of Christians in the Middle East.

“I’m not aware of another one in the West. However, their targeting of Christianity and looking at this as a religious war is not new,” said Travis Weber, director of the Center for Religious Liberty at the Family Research Council, a conservative think tank in Washington.

Congressional Republicans lauded the Obama administration in March for saying Islamic State fighters were responsible for genocide against Christians and other religious minorities, though they felt that assessment was long overdue. On Tuesday, they feared the church attack in Normandy presaged a wave of new attacks as extremists lash out against the West.

“The president needs to ensure that Americans are safe and that such attacks against Christians will not happen in the U.S.,” said Rep. Vern Buchanan, Florida Republican. “We are at war with radical Islam and ISIS terrorists.”

DEMOCRATS AVOID MENTIONS OF TERRORISM, ISLAMIC STATE — WASHINGTON TIMES

MADELEINE ALBRIGHT DROPS ISIS REFERENCES FROM CONVENTION SPEECH — WASHINGTON TIMES

NORMANDY PRIEST SLAUGHTER: EUROPE TEETERS ON THE BRINK — FPM

FRENCH TERRORIST WHO KILLED PRIEST WAS ON A WATCH LIST, WORE A TRACKER — DC

WASHINGTON ROLLS OUT ANOTHER MYOPIC ANTI-ISIS STRATEGY — TNI

TERRORIST WHO MURDERED PRIEST IN NORMANDY WAS UNDER HOUSE ARREST FOR PREVIOUS TERRORISM CHARGES — TOWNHALL

AS US DEBATES REFUGEE POLICY, GERMANY SUFFERS THREE ATTACKS IN THREE DAYS — TOWNHALL

THE SURGE CONTINUES: ALMOST 7,000 SYRIAN REFUGEES HAVE ENTERED U.S. SINCE OCTOBER — TOWNHALL

ISIS WARN LONDON ‘NEXT TO BE ATTACKED’ AS UK CHURCHES PUT ON TERROR ALERT AFTER FRENCH PRIEST MURDER — MIRROR (UK)

POLICEWOMAN ACCUSES FRENCH GOVERNMENT OF TRYING TO CONCEAL NICE SECURITY FAILINGS — WFB

THE UN FUNDS REPRESSIVE REGIMES AT THE EXPENSE OF US TAXPAYERS — DAILY SIGNAL

PREPARING FOR THE WORST: HOW TO RESPOND TO AN ACTIVE SHOOTER — DAILY SIGNAL

BRAZIL INVESTIGATING POSSIBLE SECOND ISIS CELL PLOTTING AN ATTACK DURING OLYMPICS — FNL

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Dem Delegate Admits: ‘Common Sense Gun Control’ Is Just Code for Repealing Second Amendment [VIDEO]

DAILY CALLER — The latest video from Project Veritas shows Mary Bayer, a former Democratic delegate and a volunteer organizer for Hillary Clinton’s campaign, admitting that the party is using “common sense” gun control to trick America into supporting a ban on all firearms and effectively repealing the Second Amendment.

“Oh, absolutely,” Bayer stated when asked by an undercover PV reporter — posing as a gun-control advocate — if she favored banning guns. “I’m totally against them, and my husband is against guns. My husband is now a registered Democrat.”

“You know how you do it?” Bayer posed. “You got to get Democrats in office… You got to get enough people in there to vote the right way.”

Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign rally on July 22, 2016 in Tampa, Florida. (Getty Images)

The PV journalist then told Bayer “well, we can’t say we want to ban guns. Can we do that? We got to hit that.”

“Right,” Bayer agreed. “You got to say you want ‘common sense gun legislation.’ … you say you want to ban guns altogether, that’s just going to piss everybody off.”

“You have to take that sort of moderate, ‘we just want to have common sense legislation so our children are safe!’ You say **** like that, and then people will buy into it.”

Additionally, Bayer responded, “for sure,” when asked if Hillary would support and press a full ban of firearms.

GUN CONTROL ADVOCATES CONFIDENT ABOUT HILLARY CLINTON — WFB

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Texas Caves on Birth Certificates for Illegals

FOX NEWS — AUSTIN, Texas – Parents who entered the U.S. illegally from Mexico and Central America will have an easier time getting birth certificates for their children born in Texas following a lawsuit settlement with the state, lawyers for immigration advocates said on Monday.

The deal for now ends a legal fight that erupted last year when Texas was accused of denying “birthright” U.S. citizenship amid heightened national debate over immigration. U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman signed an order that sets aside the lawsuit so long as Texas lives up to the agreement.

State health officials contended the deal makes no changes to existing policies, but attorneys for families insisted otherwise, saying Texas will now accept more forms of identification and supporting documents that are easier for people in the country illegally to obtain.

Although ID cards issued by Mexican consulates still won’t be accepted as many wanted, Texas will now accept valid Mexican voter ID cards that can now be obtained at consulates in the U.S., said Efrin Olivares, a lead attorney on the lawsuit for the Texas Civil Rights Project.

BORDER PATROL UNION BLASTS HILLARY ‘LAWLESSNESS’ AS DREAMERS SPEAK AT DNC — BREITBART

TWO CLARIFICATIONS EMERGE ON ANTI-CITIZEN FOOD STAMP DISCRIMINATION ISSUE — CIS

REP. JOAQUÍN CASTRO MULLING RUN FOR TED CRUZ’S SENATE SEAT — FNL

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