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Democratic-led investigation to expose illegal online firearm purchases fails miserbly
January 9th, 2018

A Democrat-supported study intended to expose illicit online gun sales instead showed the opposite — with barely any sellers taking the bait when undercover agents tried to set up dozens of illegal online firearm purchases. Representative Elijah Cummings, along with U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren, and Brian Schatz had requested that the Government Accountability Office investigate…

Report: Russia looking to Influence upcoming Presidential elections in Mexico

A new report released by a top Mexican news outlet reveals to a complex effort put forth by Russian operatives to impact the crucial upcoming the 2018 presidential election in Mexico. The attempts seem to be based on the use of misinformation to create friction within the country, according to Reforma. A recent statement made…

Federal prosecutors to decide on crackdwn on legal marijuana after Sessions recindes Obama-era rules
January 7th, 2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions declares war on legal marijuana DENVER (AP) — Whether to crack down on marijuana in states where it is legal is a decision that will now rest with those states’ top federal prosecutors, many of whom are deeply rooted in their communities and may be reluctant to pursue cannabis businesses or…

Acting ICE Director: Charge lawmakers in sanctuary cities with crimes
January 6th, 2018

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) acting director announced that it is time to begin charging officials in sanctuary cities with crimes. The director also threatened a significant enforcement action in California, which is considered a sanctuary state. “I think we charge some of these sanctuary cities with violating federal law,” acting ICE Director Tom…

Former Canadian Taliban hostage Joshua Boyle charged with sexual assault, unlawful confinement
January 4th, 2018

Police charge former Taliban hostage Joshua Boyle with sexual assault, confinement The Canadian man who was abducted while backpacking with his wife in Afghanistan has been taken into custody and is facing at least a dozen charges, one of which includes sexual assault. Joshua Boyle, his wife Caitlan Coleman, and their three children — all…

Cartels have killed 111 mayors in Mexico since 2006
January 3rd, 2018

Since 2006, there have been at least 111 mayors have been executed in Mexico, the most recent occurring last week in the strife-ridden southern state of Guerrero. Armed cartel members fatally the mayor of Petatlan, Guerrero. The slain politician’s close aide was killed earlier in 2017, El Pais reported. Gunmen executed Arturo Gomez Perez this…

California officially becomes a ‘sanctuary state’ with the new year

On Monday, California officially became a “sanctuary state” after a bill that was signed by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown in October. The law prohibits authorities in the country’s most populous state from asking people about their immigration status or taking part in federal immigration enforcement activities in most cases, according to the L.A. Times. California…

Recreational marijuana now legal in California
January 1st, 2018

LOS ANGELES (ASSOCIATED PRESS) — The arrival of the new year in California brought with it broad legalization of recreational marijuana, a much-anticipated change that comes two decades after the state was the first to allow pot for medical use. The nation’s most populous state joins a growing list of other states, and the nation’s…

Cartel gunmen assassinate Mexican lawmaker in western state of Jalisco
December 29th, 2017

For the second time in less than a week, a Mexican lawmaker in the western state of Jalisco was assassinated by a group of unidentified gunmen. Mexican authorities said Saúl Galindo Plazola, a member of the Democratic Revolution (PRD), a center-left party, was executed on Wednesday around 9 a.m. at his ranch in the municipality…

President Trump deported fewer Mexicans than former Pres. Obama

President Trump deported 26% fewer Mexicans home this year through November than Barack Obama did during the same period in 2016, despite his pledges to crack down on illegal immigration. Roughly 152,000 Mexican citizens were deported from the U.S. between January and November, according to data from Mexico’s Interior Ministry. The data indicate that during…