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California Grapples with New ‘Sanctuary City Definition

Several California jurisdictions that are challenging President Donald Trump’s executive order blocking federal funding from being allocated to state and local government that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration law are facing a new definition of “sanctuary city.”

Trump Saudi Arabia speech (Evan Vucci / Associated Press)

Trump, Unlike Obama, Addressed ‘Islamic Terror’ Directly

Unlike Obama, who attempted to appease Islamic resentment of the West by admitting America’s faults, Trump’s speech in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Sunday emphasized terrorism and challenged the Arab and Muslim world to foster peace by “honestly confronting the problem of Islamic extremism, and the Islamists, and Islamic terror of all kinds.”

Jerry Brown minimum wage $15 (Frederic J. Brown / AFP / Getty)

Jerry Brown: California Taxpayers are ‘Freeloaders’

California Governor Jerry Brown referred to taxpayers as “freeloaders” last week for objecting to his new gas tax and car fee hikes. “The freeloaders — I’ve had enough of them … They have a president that doesn’t tell the truth and they’re following suit,” he said.