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Alleged Child Molester Kept DACA Amnesty Despite Risk Designation

A California camp counselor — now charged with child molestation and distribution of child pornography— was able to maintain his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status and job prior to his arrest despite being considered a “potentially egregious public safety,” the Obama administration has revealed to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA).

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23 Arrested For Roles Smuggling Hundreds of Illegal Immigrants A Week

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Western Texas announced the 23 arrests and two additional arrests for federal drug charges this week. Authorities say the illegal immigrant smuggling ring operates in Eagle Pass, Crystal City, Carrizo Springs, Uvalde, San Antonio, Laredo, Dallas and other areas of Texas.

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Amnesty Group Warns Senate Dems Against Targeting Sanctuary Cities

The group, Presente.org, names Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), and Dick Durbin (D-IL) as its primary Democrats of concern after those lawmakers signaled support for introducing legislation targeting sanctuary cities. Feinstein and Boxer are reportedly working on legislation to that end.

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Report: Longtime Clinton Aide Turns Over Boxes Of Email

The revelation that Reines’ work emails also include those from a personal account adds to on going concerns about Clinton’s use of a private email account and server to conduct official business while Secretary of State. Notably the extent to which other employees at the department were also engaged in the practice.

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Dem. Rep. Chaka Fattah Indicted On Federal Corruption Charges

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia alleges that Fattah and his associates borrowed $1 million and concealed the loan funds and repayment schemes in “sham contracts and made false entries in accounting records, tax returns and campaign finance disclosure statements.”

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Boehner: Meadows’ Motion Not Deserving Of A Vote

“Listen you’ve got a member here and a member their who are off the reservation, no big deal,” Boehner told reporters in response to questions about recent conservative attacks on House and Senate leadership. Tuesday evening Meadows introduced a motion to vacate the chair in an act of defiance against Boehner’s leadership.

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House Oversight Republicans Call For Removal Of IRS Commissioner, Threaten Impeachment

“As leader of the IRS, Commissioner John Koskinen has repeatedly failed to take responsibility for the destruction of evidence by the agency an the numerous misstatements he made to Congress abut this matter. Because of his actions, and the actions of others at the agency he leads the American people may never know the truth about the IRS’ targeting for conservative-tax-exempt applications,” the lawmakers wrote Monday in the nearly 30-page letter highlighting the Committee’s findings against Koskinen and the IRS to comply with their probe.

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House Freedom Caucus Calls End To Planned Parenthood Funding: ‘Cannot In Good Conscience Continue’

Committees in both the House and Senate have launched investigations into the matter and last week the Attorney General Loretta Lynch said the Justice Department would “review all the information and determine what steps, if any, to take at the appropriate time.” According to the House Freedom Caucus, the time to cut funding to Planned Parenthood is now.

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Congress Barrels Toward Highway Funding Deadline, August Recess

Monday night the Senate voted to advance its six-year highway legislation, including an extension of the Export-Import Bank attached. Conservatives are, however, staunchly opposed to Ex-Im’s reauthorization and House Leadership has indicated it will not take up the Senate’s bill.

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Latino Groups Bristle At Feds’ Effort To Recoup Illegally Issued 3-Year Amnesty

The Obama administration has taken extensive efforts to try to recoup some 2,600 three-year work permits issued in violation of a federal district court’s injunction halting President Obama’s executive amnesty programs — expanded DACA and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA). USCIS is simply replacing the three-year permits with the allowable two-year documents. Latino groups are complaining.

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Boehner: Hillary Clinton’s ‘Poor Judgment Has Undermined Our National Security’

“Secretary Clinton has repeatedly claimed that the work-related emails on her private home server did not include classified information, but we know that is not true,” John Boehner says. “If Secretary Clinton truly has nothing to hide, she can prove it by immediately turning over her server to the proper authorities and allowing them to examine the complete record,” he added.

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