Judge goes back on order, says government does not have to accept new DACA requests

Neetu Chandak, DCNF (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images) U.S. District Judge John Bates said the government does not have to accept new Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) requests, on Friday, going back on his initial order from Aug. 3. Illegal immigrants who were brought over as children, known as “Dreamers,” can renew their DACA applications, but no new requests will be processed, The Associated Press reported. Bates initially ordered U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to restart DACA by Aug. 23. USCIS warned restarting the program would force the agency to look at the uptick of roughly 50,000 new DACA applications instead of focusing on legal immigrant and guest worker applications, The Washington Times reported on Aug. 15. The judge also delayed on providing special protections to DACA recipients. One of those protections is advance parole, where recipients can travel outside the U.S. and reenter the country, which can sometimes lead to citizenship. Government officials said more than 100,000 new DACA applications and 30,000 advance parole requests would occur if DACA were completely rebooted and cause strain on USCIS, The Washington Times reported Saturday. Bates also feared confusion by restarting DACA even though he said illegal immigrant children were having their rights withheld, according to an opinion. “Because that confusion would only be magnified if the court’s order regarding initial DACA applications were to take effect now and later be reversed on appeal, the court will...

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John Brennan: When I called Trump treasonous, I didn’t mean “treason” treason

“I said it was nothing short of treasonous. I didn’t mean that he committed treason.” Former CIA Director John Brennan has been suggesting for months that he has undisclosed information implicating Donald Trump in wrongdoing. I wrote about it on March 18, 2018, Who elected John Brennan? Former CIA Director John Brennan, who is as anti-Trump as they come, suggested that he knew information about Trump that was not yet public. Information, of course, he would have learned in his role at the CIA or through his connections: When the full extent of your venality, moral turpitude, and political corruption...

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More Scenes from the College Apocalypse

Two more colleges have just announced cuts in whole departments that conform to my thesis that the politically correct social sciences and humanities are going to wither and die in favor of STEM subjects and practical subjects like business and economics. First up is Goucher College in Maryland, a small liberal arts college that was once a women’s college but which went co-ed in the 1980s. (Jonah Goldberg was in the first class of men admitted to the school, FWIW.) It has just announced that it is eliminating several majors, including music, physics, religion, Russian and elementary and special education, studio art and theater, book studies (whatever that it), and German and Judaic studies. But also on the chopping block is math. I’ll argue that math and physics at a small liberal arts college will only thrive if the other social sciences and humanities are also healthy, but that’s a subject for full discussion another day. Read the whole story at the link above and you’ll see the usual double-talk about aligning curriculum to their “customers,” but make no mistake, this is another institution that can’t actually explain itself in a cogent way. Meanwhile, the University of Akron in Ohio has announced that it is closing up 80 (eighty!) degree programs—almost 20 percent of its current academic programs—and is going to replace them with, among other things, a splashy new...

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NYPD seeks to ban civilians recording them… again

I’d rather been hoping that police forces around the country would have gotten the message about video recordings of their official activities by this point. There’s been a shift in attitudes over recent years, with secrecy being shunned when it comes to police work unless revelations could endanger ongoing investigations and risk blowing a case at trial. Unfortunately, the New York City Police Department has found themselves in another situation where they’ve seen fit to issue guidelines allowing officers to arrest civilians for recording their interactions with them in a space open and available to the public. (NY Post)...

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This Is What Pushing Back Looks Like!

RUSH: So President Trump says that he is probably gonna revoke the security clearance of Bruce Ohr next. Now, Bruce Ohr and his wife, Nellie, are involved in this whole scam to set Trump up with Russia collusion, as Hillary Clinton is. He’s every bit… Those two are so deeply involved in this, in terms of being corrupt. But people are beginning to say Trump should not revoke these people’s clearances for various reasons. So the theory is that the president should just leave this alone because someday there’s gonna be a Democrat president, and we don’t want the...

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WH Budget Director Mick Mulvaney: Trump ‘fundamentally changing the way we create wealth in this country’

The U.S. economy will stay on the upswing during the Trump administration despite the warnings of critics who have a “vested interest in seeing us fail,” Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney told “Fox News Sunday.” Mulvaney specifically credited the White House’s efforts to eliminate regulations, as well as the GOP-led Congress’ massive tax bill, which was passed in 2017. Key provisions of the legislation took effect earlier this year. “The things we’ve done on the deregulatory agenda, the things we’ve done on taxes, are not a sugar high,” Mulvaney said. “It’s not a one-time sort of ‘pop’ to...

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65 Years Ago Today, the CIA Conspired with the UK to Overthrow Iran on Behalf of Big Oil

Today marks the 65th anniversary that the west carried out a coup in Iran that destabilized the county by overthrowing the country’s democratically elected leader, Mohammad Mossadegh, and installed a CIA groomed dictator. What was once considered a conspiracy theory is now a fact as the government has since admitted to carrying out Operation Ajax that was planned by the CIA in conjunction with MI6 in the UK to exploit the Iranian people and steal their oil on behalf of the  Anglo-Iranian Oil Company (AIOC) – the British state-owned oil company established in 1908 with this objective in mind and the forerunner...

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Jack Dorsey Gives Weak Defense of Twitter in the Face of “Shadowbanning” Controversy

The left is absolutely satisfied with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s defense of his company given to CNN’s Brian Stelter this week, which, as you can imagine, was about the softest interview possible. The interview was a perfect picture of the two biggest entities controlling narrative whilst trying to convince us they’re totally not trying to control narrative: the fake news media and big tech giants. Trending: CNN Facing Backlash Over Intimidation Stunt as Manafort Jury Goes Home ‘Scared’ This marriage of propaganda put Dorsey’s defense of his company on full display, and while left-wing outlets puffed up their chests...

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‘A newborn without a father’: Media buries murder charge of ‘poor dad-to-be alien detained by ICE’

There’s little wonder why Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents are demonized in America, to include being called Nazis, when they can’t even catch a break from the media when apprehending an illegal alien wanted for murder. Most media outlets have long since proven that they are sympathetic to migrants who illegally enter the U.S., but the reporting of Joel Arrona Lara being detained by immigration agents is most egregious. The driving factor in many headlines was the fact that Lara was taking his wife to the hospital to have a baby, which rivals previous headlines that suggested agents “ripped” babies...

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Buried lede: “Mr. McGahn cautioned to investigators that he never saw Mr. Trump go beyond his legal authorities”

Team Mueller, however, doesn’t care. The NY Times has a story today that is making waves, concerning the cooperation of White House counsel Donald McGahn with Robert Mueller and his team, with the permission of Trump. If true, it reflects an incredible naïveté on the part of Trump, and incompetence on the part of his first set of lawyers, as to how to deal with the Mueller investigation. Here’s the lede, White House Counsel Has Cooperated Extensively With Mueller’s Obstruction Inquiry: The White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn II, has cooperated extensively in the special counsel investigation, sharing detailed accounts...

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So, You Want to Be a Police Officer?

On the night of August 5, a man named William Hughes was shot and killed by two St. Paul police officers. The officers were responding to a 911 caller who said there were multiple gunshots on the second floor of a duplex. After Hughes’s death, his family, along with the usual suspects, demanded “the release of [body camera] footage, data from 911 calls and a third-party investigation into the shooting.” Yesterday, St. Paul’s police chief released the video that was recorded by the two officers’ cameras. The videos show the two officers approaching the duplex in the dark. There...

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Facebook: Hey, sorry for making those PragerU videos disappear

Friday morning Prager U put up a tweet saying that their content was being heavily censored on Facebook. “Our last 9 posts are reaching 0 of our 3 million followers,” the tweet claimed. It was accompanied by a screenshot which seemed to show that recent messages were getting zero engagement. In addition, two specific videos had also been deleted entirely. BREAKING: We’re being heavily censored on @Facebook. Our last 9 posts are reaching 0 of our 3 million followers. At least two videos were deleted last night for “hate speech” including our recent video with @conservmillen. SHARE to spread...

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Not So Cocksure Now? Nate Silver Says 75% Chance Dems Win House

RUSH: Nate Silver. Since I mentioned it, let’s go listen to it. We have three bites here. This is last night, FiveThirtyEight website, politics podcast, Galen Druke asking the editor-in-chief, Nate Silver, about his forecast for the 2018 midterms. The question: “What odds does your forecast show for control of the House in this election?” SILVER: It gives Democrats a three-in-four chance of winning the House. It’s in the Hillary Clinton zone. It’s very similar actually. Part of the reason why we’re saying like three-in-four and one-in-four for Republicans. If you play out this universe four times they win...

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White House Counsel Don McGahn spoke to Mueller team three times, sources say

White House Counsel Don McGahn has spoken with investigators from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigative team multiple times, Fox News confirmed Saturday. The revelation comes amid a New York Times report, citing multiple sources, indicating that McGahn willingly spoke to the team members – who are looking into, among other things, whether President Trump obstructed justice – for 30 hours over the course of at least three separate occasions. He reportedly gave insight into Trump’s demeanor regarding Mueller’s investigation. The special counsel is investigating alleged Russian meddling and potential collusion with Trump campaign associates in the 2016 presidential election....

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Government Watchdog Uncovers More Classified Info In Hillary Email Server Crime – Demands DOJ Re-open Probe

Judicial Watch has once again uncovered more classified information regarding Hillary Clinton’s illegal email server and is demanding that the investigation into it be re-opened. On Thursday, the government watchdog announced had received two batches, 184 pages and 45 pages, of newly uncovered emails belonging to Hillary Clinton from the U.S. Department of State sent and received over her unsecured server. The documents in response to an FOIA lawsuit filed on May 6, 2015, after the State Department failed to respond to a March 4, 2015, FOIA request. Judicial Watch announced some details of what it had obtained in the documents. The new documents include material...

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ESPN Cowardly Shirks Away from Anthem Debacle They Helped Create

With the NFL season practically upon us, the number one question on the nation’s mind is not who’s going to make the playoffs, or when to hold my fantasy football draft.  Instead, it’s whether or not they’re going to pat attention at all. The National Football League has an enormous issue with patriotism at the moment.  You see, being a professional athlete is, in many ways, the pinnacle of the American Dream.  It’s a consequence of living in a  nation so free, and so powerful, that you can make a living far beyond what 99% of the world affords simply...

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Pentagon whistleblower questioned FBI’s ‘outrageous’ contracts with Trump informant, got stripped of his clearance

Chuck Ross, DCNF A Pentagon whistleblower complained in October 2016 about “outrageous” contracts that were provided to Stefan Halper, the FBI informant who spied on the Trump campaign. The whistleblower, Adam Lovinger, was stripped of his security clearance after complaining about Halper’s contracts. Lovinger’s lawyer says Halper’s work for the Pentagon could have provided him the cover he needed to contact the Trump campaign. Over a year before Stefan Halper was revealed as an FBI informant who spied on the Trump campaign, a Pentagon analyst complained to his bosses about “astronomically outrageous” contracts given to Halper, a former University of Cambridge professor. That analyst, Adam Lovinger, has since been stripped of his security clearance; he says because he blew the whistle on the Pentagon contracts with Halper and Long Term Strategic Group (LTSG), a firm owned by a childhood friend of Chelsea Clinton’s named Jacqueline Newmyer Deal. Lovinger flagged the contracts in 2016 to his boss James Baker, the director of the Office of Net Assessment (ONA), a small Defense Department unit known as the Pentagon’s think tank. Shortly after joining the National Security Council, Lovinger’s security clearance was revoked on May 1, 2017. Baker, an Obama appointee, made four specific allegations against Lovinger. He claims that Lovinger made an unauthorized trip to Israel, that he took home unclassified academic papers, that he read classified documents on an airplane and that...

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Seoul wants U.S., China to formally declare an end to the Korean War

Two Koreas seem to be ignoring international political squabbling and continuing with a “psychological” reunification. I have been watching events on the Korean Peninsula since the conclusion of the Singapore Summit between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, trying to determine what the eventual outcome of that meeting would be. I have come to the conclusion that the two Koreas are like the children in a messy divorce, and are tired of being pawns in a larger political drama between the two “parents”. In part, that assessment comes from statements from South Korean officials that they...

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Is Trump Winning Again?

Back in June Paul and I both noted the view of economist Irwin Stelzer, who is no fan of Trump, that Trump might in fact win a trade war with China, because Trump has the better poker hand. And I concluded, “File this one away for further reference.” The planning represents an effort on both sides to keep a deepening trade dispute—which already has involved tariffs on billions of dollars of goods and could target hundreds of billions of dollars more—from torpedoing the U.S.-China relationship and shaking global markets. Scheduled midlevel talks in Washington next week, which both sides announced on Thursday, will pave the way for November. Of course, talks alone don’t assure a deal can be reached. But it does seem to me that China has blinked first. Moreover, turns out some folks on the left think so, too. Robert Kuttner, editor of the lefty journal The American Prospect, wrote yesterday to his email list: Trump as China Diplomat: Suppose His Shock Diplomacy Works? Trump started a tariff war with Beijing. China vowed to retaliate in kind. But Beijing was more vulnerable because China has more to lose—it exports far more than it imports and China indeed violates trade norms of fair pricing and fair access. A number of commentators, me included, faulted Trump for the incoherence of his moves. But Trump’s blunderbuss approach seems to be harming...

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Michelle Wolf’s staff: It was “classless” of Netflix to cancel us without telling us first

“Classless.” These people once threw a parade for abortion on the show. All in all, it lasted three months. Don’t think of it as being canceled, conservatives sniffed last night on Twitter after the news broke, think of it as being terminated in the first trimester. Tough day for liberals, though. Where will they go now for comic affirmation of their deepest political prejudices? [W]hen The Break premiered in May, Wolf was riding higher than pretty much any other comedian in the country after her breakthrough performance at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. As recently as last week White...

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Mrs. Papadopoulos Wants to Withdraw Plea Deal

RUSH: I saw something else that just last night, I said, “Should I even bring this up? This is such old news.” I said I’m gonna bring it up because it is great evidence of — and there’s plenty of it, but it’s just a great reminder of what we’re all up against with the Drive-By Media and it’s a reminder of just how ignorant the Drive-By Media is of news itself, how ignorant the Drive-By Media is of actual events that they cover. So I want to start this with an audio sound bite. This is the wife...

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Dem candidates embrace gun control in campaign for House takeover

As the Democrats shift to the left on a number of issues from health care to immigration, they’ve already gone all in on one of the most contentious issues around — gun control A study by The Wall Street Journal found that of the 63 candidates on the House Democrats’ campaign arm’s list of seats to flip in November, 62 support expanded background checks for gun purchases. While Dems have long pushed for gun control, there was a time when some candidates ignored the issue, included gun rights as part of their platform or even allied with the National Rifle Association....

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US ‘Alarmed’ Over Mysterious Russian Satellite’s Behavior

The United States government appears to be “alarmed” over the behavior of a mysterious Russian satellite. Some in the government even say that it is entirely possible that the satellite might actually be a weapon. The satellite was launched in October of last year, according to a report by BBC.  “We don’t know for certain what it is and there is no way to verify it,” said assistant secretary Yleem Poblete at a conference in Switzerland on 14 August. Poblete also was concerned that the Russians had launched an anti-satellite weapon into space. “Russian intentions with respect to this satellite are unclear and are obviously...

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Security Clearances Didn’t Mean a Thing in the Obama Era

The other night on his radio show Mark Levin made a great point about security clearances. For the past few days and well into the future, the left has and will continue to wail over John Brennan being stripped of his security clearance. All the hacks, including many Obama era intelligence buffoons, who by sheer coincidence now work for CNN, the Collusion News Network, have tried to convince whomever they can just how essential it is for former intelligence officials to retain their clearances in order to be able to advise their successors. The left is treating the privilege...

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