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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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Return of the ‘Cell Phones Cause Cancer’ Scare

Cell phones have become so popular that only the most dire medical findings would be likely to significantly reduce their use, but the financial and legal fallout from product liability lawsuits could deliver a major blow to the industry, with one likely result being a significant increase in the cost of cell phones, from both redesigns meant to minimize potentially harmful radiation, and the cost of major lawsuits. Who knows what other sorts of nanny interventions we could face down the line? Phones treated like packs of cigarettes, slathered with warning labels? Mandatory warning messages piped into the ears of users when they’ve been on the phone too long?

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New Santorum Campaign Website Parodies Hillary Clinton HQ

“NOT READY FOR HILLARY CAM. What every day life at the Clinton campaign probably looks like,” reads the website from the Santorum campaign–RealWorldHillary.com–under a mock “live cam” streaming from inside the mock Clinton campaign headquarters.

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Exclusive — Palin: Trump Stumps Media Kingmakers

Ask yourself: just who ARE these windbags? And what do they build? Towers of paperclips? Lists of Twitter followers? Trump’s supporters are delightedly defying pithy prim “opinion makers” who think Americans are incapable of choosing our leaders without their dictates. The more the spotlight-seekers smear Trump, the more popular he gets.

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Federal Judge Threatens IRS Commissioner With Contempt

After the hearings were over, Judge Sullivan wrote an order calling the Administration’s resistance to his orders “nonsensical” and clearly stating that IRS Commissioner John Koskinen and others “shall be directed to show cause as to why they should not be held in contempt of Court” if they continue dragging their feet.

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U.S. Wage Growth Slowest Since 1982

The report from BLS measures not just salary and hourly wage earnings, but the employer spending on benefits as well. It is the only report that measures the total compensation to American workers. Economists had expected a 0.6 percent increase in total compensation for the quarter.


No Congressional GOP Leaders Will Support Reducing Immigration

Not one Republican leadership office was willing to even reply to the question of whether the federal government should reduce legal immigration. Every GOP leader’s office refused to answer, to express any support for reduced future immigration, or to offer any thought at all on the subject. It appears that not one of these public servants was even willing to engage on the issue of historic immigration transforming the electorate, school systems, and labor markets.

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