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Texas DPS Director: People from Countries with ‘Known Terrorism Presence’ Cross Border

“Individuals that come across the Texas-Mexican border from a countries with a known terrorism presence and the answer to that is yes. We have individuals that we’ve needed to debrief in Pashto/Dari. Not a lot of Pashto and Dari speakers around. But you can’t think about the last attack; you have to think of the next attack and where our vulnerabilities are. So, we’re concerned about that.”

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Kim Davis Blowback: Left Calls for Vatican Ambassador’s Head

Papal Nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, is credited with setting up the now controversial meeting between the Pope and Kentucky Council clerk Kim Davis that was immediately denounced by advocates for gay marriage. One of the groups calling for his head includes the George Soros-funded “Faithful America” that is running an online petition for his firing.

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Oregon Community College Evacuated Due to Bomb Threat

Another southern Oregon community college was the scene of drama on Monday morning as Rogue River Community College evacuated all of its campuses after reports of armed people and a bomb threat at the Grants Pass location. Rouge River is about an hour south of Roseburg, home of last week’s deadly school shooting.


Mike Huckabee: Americans ‘Punched in the Gut’ by Obama’s Trade Deal

Gov. Mike Huckabee slammed President Barack Obama’s new campaign to win Hill approval for a new Pacific-wide free-trade treaty with 11 countries. “Once again, American workers are getting punched in the gut by Washington because this deal is a handout to insiders, interest groups, Obama’s allies and Asia,” said Huckabee, a GOP presidential candidate and former Arkansas governor, shortly after the president announced the completed deal Oct. 5.

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Exclusive — Nonpartisan Congressional Report: Mitch McConnell Worse than Harry Reid on Blocking Amendments, Debate in Senate

A new report from the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service (CRS) has found that current GOP Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is the worst Senate Majority Leader in history for the first year of a Congress in terms of shutting down debate using a controversial procedure known as “filling the amendment tree.”

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Jeb Bush Needs Big Fundraising Report

The third quarter fundraising period for presidential campaigns is over, having closed Wednesday. Detailed numbers won’t be publicly available until later this week, but campaigns are free to report their results at any time. More than any other candidate, Jeb Bush needs to report a strong fundraising quarter to quell growing doubts about his campaign.

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Jack Dorsey Returns as Permanent Twitter CEO

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey has been voted in as the permanent CEO of Twitter by the social media site’s board. This follows a three-month stretch as interim CEO following the resignation of his predecessor, Dick Costolo in July. Dorsey co-founded Twitter

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Judicial Watch Marshalls Massive Legal Effort in Clinton Email Scandal

As JW president, I have the honor of reporting to you our successes in holding our government to account. We beat the Obama IRS and exposed its ongoing corruption. We exposed the deepest Benghazi cover-ups all the way to the Oval Office. We forced the creation of a Select Committee on Benghazi. We forced the Clinton email scandal into the open. And then we uncovered even more facts in a way that embarrasses most of the media and Congress (and helped lead to the resignation of John Boehner as Speaker of the House).

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Brady Campaign Joins Media Attack on Oregon Sheriff

The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence joined left-of-center media outlets in their effort to attack a local sheriff from the Oregon county where the recent mass shooting occurred. As Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin is dealing with the aftermath of the violence and helping his community, the Brady Campaign demanded his immediate resignation due to his opposition to gun control laws which were passed and signed into law in Oregon earlier this year.

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Militia Groups Along the Border Continue to Spark Controversy

Groups of gunmen are patrolling the border in an effort to “secure” the land that Washington officials will not. The groups, known as militias, have been around for some time and in recent years the various groups have become more noticeable as the topic of border security becomes more heated. Generally militia groups patrol specific areas of the U.S.-Mexico border in an effort to detain or turn back human smugglers and drug traffickers. Mainstream media outlets generally demonize the groups claiming that they are extremist and racists.

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