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Rod Arquette Show
Rod Arquette Show: Hold Their Feet to the Fire Immigration Conference - Day One

Rod Arquette Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 102:37


Rod Arquette Show Daily Rundown – Wednesday, September 21, 20224:05 pm: Dan Stein, President of the Federation for American Immigration Reform4:38 pm: Ira Mehlman, Spokesman and Media Director for the Federation for American Immigration Reform4:50 pm: Sabine Durden-Coulter of Advocates for Victims of Illegal Aliens joins Rod to discuss the story of her son, who died at the hands of an illegal alien5:05 pm: Tom Homan, former Acting Director of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement and now a Senior Fellow at the Immigration Reform Law Institute5:20 pm: Mark Krikorian, Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies.5:38 pm: Sheriff Kieran Donahue of Canyon County, Idaho6:05 pm: Congressman Chris Stewart joins Rod to discuss the latest on Vladimir Putin and what's happening in Ukraine6:20 pm: Mark Morgan, former Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and now a Senior Fellow at the Federation for American Immigration Reform6:38 pm: Art Del Cueto, Spokesperson for the National Border Patrol Council6:50 pm: Sheriff Mark Dannels of Cochise County, Arizona

Risky Business
Risky Business #679 -- A look at Uber's very bad week

Risky Business

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 Very Popular


On this week's show Patrick Gray and Adam Boileau discuss the week's security news, including: A look at how Uber got owned so hard Why cleartext cookie storage in Microsoft Teams' Electron-based app is actually a big deal Russian official: Starlink is a legitimate military target Wagner mercs get doxxed Kiwi Farms having a bad time Much, much more In this week's sponsor interview we'll be chatting to Nucleus's CEO Steve Carter about CISA's KEV list. He has feelings about the KEV list – they're mostly positive, but he also has a few reasonable gripes and he joins me to talk about them. Links to everything that we discussed are below and you can follow Patrick or Adam on Twitter if that's your thing. Show notes Uber attributes hack to Lapsus$, working with FBI and DOJ on investigation - The Record by Recorded Future Uber confirms it is investigating cybersecurity incident - The Record by Recorded Future Microsoft Teams stores cleartext auth tokens, won't be quickly patched | Ars Technica SharpTongue Deploys Clever Mail-Stealing Browser Extension "SHARPEXT" | Volexity Hacking group focused on Central America dumps 10 terabytes of military emails, files Securing the Supply Chain of Nothing | Kelly Shortridge Russia Makes Veiled Threat to Destroy SpaceX's Starlink Pro-Ukraine Hacktivists Claim to Have Hacked Notorious Russian Mercenary Group Fears grow of Russian spies turning to industrial espionage - The Record by Recorded Future Congressional inquiry reveals secret Customs and Border Protection database of U.S. phone records Alternative payment apps such as AliPay a boon for cybercriminals, experts tell Congress CISA floats plan to partner with local universities for '311' cyberattack triage service - The Record by Recorded Future Breach of software maker used to backdoor ecommerce servers | Ars Technica Kiwi Farms has been breached; assume passwords and emails have been leaked | Ars Technica (8) Kevin Beaumont on Twitter: "The saga continues - there was (also?) a script injected for a month on Kiwi Farms called Troonshine, gathering information and credentials from user's systems, posting it to “https://t.co/XnrUu4t3sd”. They look very, very owned. https://t.co/kxdR8kxtC1" / Twitter Pentagon reviews psychological operations amid Facebook, Twitter complaints - The Washington Post Bosnia and Herzegovina investigating alleged ransomware attack on parliament - The Record by Recorded Future Botched Crypto Mugging Lands Three U.K. Men in Jail – Krebs on Security Cryptocurrency company Wintermute says hackers stole $160 million - The Record by Recorded Future Anonymous hacker, who bragged about exploits on TikTok, says he was raided by Canadian police

The Tech Jawn
No Evidence Of Access Is Not A Denial: The Tech Jawn 52

The Tech Jawn

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 49:32


The iPhone 14 launch isn't going that smoothly for Apple. iMessage and Facetime aren't working for many after activation, some 14 Pro and Pro Max freeze after data transfers, and there are a lot of videos of the 48-megapixel camera acting weird with third-party apps.Uber confirmed that it took several key systems down in response to a cybersecurity breach allegedly perpetrated by an 18-year-old hacker.And Customs & Border Protection can access your cell phones and other electronic devices without a warrant and even copy data and hold it for years. Here are a few ways you can protect yourself when traveling internationally.Link to Show Notes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Here & Now
'Reverse Freedom Rides' of the early '60s; Biden declared the pandemic over. Is it?

Here & Now

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 25:13


The number of Venezuelans taken into custody at the U.S. border soared in August, according to new numbers from Customs and Border Protection. Immigration reporter Uriel J. García joins us from El Paso. Then, the news about southern governors shipping immigrants north echoes a political stunt by segregationists during the Civil Rights movement of the early 1960s. WBUR's Gabrielle Emanuel talks about the Reverse Freedom Rides and the striking similarities to today's news. And, on Sunday, President Biden declared that the pandemic was over. Dr. Jeanne Marrazzo discusses all things COVID and boosters.

Hammer + Nigel Show Podcast
More On Border Numbers

Hammer + Nigel Show Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 11:38


Newly released Customs and Border Protection data shows 203,597 illegal immigrants were apprehended attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border in August. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Wayne Dupree Show
E1571: Numbers Coming From The Border Are Staggering!

Wayne Dupree Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 77:28


The chaos at the southern border grew in August, according to new numbers the Department of Homeland Security released Monday that showed record levels of fentanyl and illegal immigrants being smuggled into the U.S. The fentanyl numbers were particularly troubling, setting yet another monthly record and topping July, which was already the worst month by far and Customs and Border Protection said it nabbed 203,597 people at the border last month and has now encountered more than 2 million illegal immigrants in fiscal 2022, which still has a month to go. It's the sixth straight month that encounters topped 200,000.

The Michael Berry Show
Mark Morgan Says That Illegals Are Incentivised To Come Here by Biden Administration

The Michael Berry Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 8:32


The Czar talks to the former Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, Mark Morgan.

Loving Liberty Radio Network
09-16-2022 Liberty RoundTable with Sam Bushman

Loving Liberty Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2022 109:40


Hour 1 * Guest: Dr. Scott Bradley – To Preserve The Nation – FreedomsRisingSun.com * The Biden administration is still peddling the clear lie that the “border is secure.” – Sanctuary Cities Declare State Of Emergencies Over “Flood” Of Illegals – Five million illegal aliens have entered the US since Joe took office – The radical open border policies have been a disaster. * What is Title 42? Why is Biden planning to end it? – Deseret News. * Title 42 was implemented under the Trump administration – It allows US Border Patrol agents and U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers to immediately expel migrants from the US without giving them a chance to request asylum. * Glenn Beck Withdraws Support for Article V Convention of States – Rejects a con con! * Two Great Films to Watch for Constitution Day: “A More Perfect Union” and “MIRACLES: In God We Trust” – MiraclesInGodWeTrust.com Hour 2 * The Fauchi Facade! * Sen. Rand Paul Demands The Truth From Fauci! * Sen. Ron Johnson: Biden lied to Americans about COVID vaccine – Big Tech executives silent when asked if they would censor president's misinformation – Art Moore, WND.com * In a Senate hearing, executives for social media giants were speechless when asked if they should censor President Biden for claiming people who get vaccinated for COVID-19 won't go to the hospital or die. * Ron was citing data from England showing 63.5% of the COVID deaths were among the fully vaccinated when he posed the question Wednesday during the hearing of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. * Johnson continued: “Who do you think you are to censor information from eminently qualified doctors who have the courage and compassion to treat COVID patients when the NIH guideline was basically if you test positive for COVID, go home, be afraid, isolate yourself. Don't do anything until you're so sick, we'll send you to the hospital, we'll give you Remdesivir – where we have 1,600 deaths so far – we'll put you on a [ventilator] and we'll watch you die.” * “Have you ever labeled the president of the United States' comment as misinformation?” Johnson asked. * An analysis of Pfizer and Moderna COVID vaccine trials by British Medical Journal Editor Dr. Peter Doshi and other medical scientists found the mRNA shots are more likely to land a recipient in the hospital than to provide protection from a severe adverse event. * British government data indicates adults aged 40-74 who have received mRNA booster shots are twice as likely to be hospitalized as those who haven't recently been boosted. * The US Navy has quietly removed Trident Order #12, an order that prohibits Navy SEALs from training, deploying and conducting standard business should they choose to claim religious exemption for COVID-19 vaccines. * Democrat Sen. Mazie Hirono Calls For Literal Violence Against Pro-Lifers – Jordan Boyd. * Hirono is the first elected female senator from Hawaii, the first Asian-American woman elected to the Senate, the first US senator born in Japan, and the nation's first Buddhist senator. * San Francisco, California, residents are preparing to leave the city after growing frustrations due to homelessness and public safety, according to a poll by SF Next – the Daily Caller. * Approximately two-thirds of respondents say the city “has gone downhill” since when they first moved there, with 70% saying it was unlikely that the conditions would improve over the next three years, according to a poll by the SF Next. Nearly 40% of San Franciscans say they will move out of the city within that time. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/loving-liberty/support

Law Matters
Guadalupe Ramirez

Law Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2022 55:23


Guadalupe Ramirez - Director of Field Operations for US Customs and Border Protection

Liberty Roundtable Podcast
Radio Show Hour 1 – 09/16/2022

Liberty Roundtable Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 54:50


* Guest: Dr. Scott Bradley – To Preserve The Nation – FreedomsRisingSun.com * The Biden administration is still peddling the clear lie that the “border is secure.” - Sanctuary Cities Declare State Of Emergencies Over “Flood” Of Illegals - Five million illegal aliens have entered the US since Joe took office - The radical open border policies have been a disaster. * What is Title 42? Why is Biden planning to end it? - Deseret News. * Title 42 was implemented under the Trump administration - It allows US Border Patrol agents and U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers to immediately expel migrants from the US without giving them a chance to request asylum. * Glenn Beck Withdraws Support for Article V Convention of States - Rejects a con con! * Two Great Films to Watch for Constitution Day: “A More Perfect Union" and “MIRACLES: In God We Trust” - MiraclesInGodWeTrust.com

Rediscovering: Don Bolles, a murdered journalist
S3 EP02: An identity revealed

Rediscovering: Don Bolles, a murdered journalist

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 27:12


It did not take long for the family of 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez to start putting pressure on U.S. authorities. They demanded that the U.S. Border Patrol release the name of the agent who had fired his gun from Arizona into Mexico in Ambos Nogales.  In July 2014, attorneys for Jose Antonio's family filed a lawsuit in the United States on behalf of Araceli Rodriguez. The lawsuit accused the agent of violating Jose Antonio's civil rights. The judge in the case would later order his name to be released to the public: Agent Lonnie Swartz.   After the shooting, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection faced questions from the public on its use of force of policy and the lack of accountability when investigating misconduct and wrongdoing. 

The Rush Limbaugh Show
Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show H3 – Sep 9 2022

The Rush Limbaugh Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 37:06 Very Popular


New York Times journo says masks are sign of solidarity with minorities. Masters and Lake gaining momentum Arizona races. Mark Morgan, former acting commissioner of Customs and Border Protection joins Clay and Buck with a message to Republicans on the border. Thanks to everyone at KLBJ in Austin. Clay and Buck will be at Texas-Alabama game this weekend. Hilarious headline typo has Clay singing the national anthem at Sunday's Houston Texans game.Follow Clay & Buck on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/clayandbuckSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The WorldView in 5 Minutes
Biden allows abortions at V.A. hospitals despite state bans, Chinese church seeking asylum in America, The Tithe Project movie

The WorldView in 5 Minutes

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022


It's Wednesday, September 7th,  A.D. 2022. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I'm Adam McManus. By Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com) Chinese church seeking asylum in America A 60-member entire Chinese church, Shenzhen Holy Reformed Church, left China between late 2019 and early 2020 due to religious persecution to seek asylum in South Korea, reports International Christian Concern. However, when they did not receive refugee status in South Korea, they began to seek resettlement in the United States as another option.  On September 5th, they submitted their United Nations refugee applications in Bangkok. They left South Korea last week and traveled to Thailand on 15-day tourist visas, hoping that their applications could be processed quickly. If their visas run out, they could be deported back to China. The church's pastor, Pan Yongguang, emphasized the gravity of their plight.  He said, “This is dangerous but it is an opportunity.” ICC's Regional Manager for Southeast Asia, Gina Goh, who is currently with the congregation in Bangkok assisting with logistics, witnessed the submission of their applications. Disturbingly, the church is under constant surveillance in Bangkok by Chinese operatives. Please pray that their application is approved. Hebrews 4:16 says, “Let us then approach God's throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”  This Chinese church is in urgent need right now. 58% of Americans disapprove of President Biden A Reuters/Ipsos poll shows that 58% of Americans disapprove of President Joe Biden while 38% approve.  These numbers echo a poll done by Gallup. In addition, Reuters found that the top issue on American minds is the economy.  In the survey, completed on Aug. 30, Biden's approval rating of only 38% was down from 41% the week previous. "[I]t has been mostly below 40% since mid-June despite a string of Democratic legislative victories that Biden's allies hope will help them defend their narrow congressional majorities in November," reports Reuters.  "Democrats are expected to lose control of the U.S. House of Representatives in November and possibly the Senate as well," reported Reuters. "Even with control only of the House, Republicans would be able to bring Biden's legislative agenda to a halt and launch potentially politically damaging investigations.” 10,100 pounds of Fentanyl seized at U.S.-Mexico border U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized 10,100 pounds of Fentanyl at the U.S.-Mexico border between October and July. It takes only two milligrams to kill a person. Appearing on Fox & Friends on Tuesday, Montgomery County, Texas Sheriff Rand Henderson said all Americans should be very concerned. HENDERSON:  “It's a poison that's been introduced to our country. I mean, the illicit manufacture of this stuff has just gotten crazy with the potency of it. “The deception by the drug dealers to mix it into the pressed pills, trying to sell it as a legal drug that's a prescription medication. It only takes two milligrams of this stuff to kill you. We're finding twice, sometimes three times, the amount of fentanyl in a pill that's not supposed to contain any fentanyl. Believe it or not, drug dealers will lie to you. “It is truly a weapon of mass destruction. It's killing our population.” Biden to allow abortions at V.A. hospitals despite state bans The Biden administration has announced its intention to kill babies by  abortion at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities for eligible veterans and beneficiaries, reports the Christian Post. That includes offering abortions in states where the procedure has recently become illegal. Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough has perfected his Orwellian Newspeak. He said, "Pregnant veterans deserve to have access to world-class reproductive care when they need it most. That's what our nation owes them.” Apparently, McDonough believes tax-funded abortion is some kind of patriotic duty on the part of the taxpayers. Christian film invites believers to re-examine the tithe And finally, in Malachi 3:10, God urges believers to tithe. The LORD Almighty says, “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test Me in this, and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.” In a new Christian documentary, entitled The Tithe Project, a single mother of two accepts the challenge to tithe for 90 days. NARRATOR: “I'm going to follow someone around, who has never tithed, for 90 days. We're going to keep track of her finances and literally put God to the test.” In the film, Christian author Bill Federer explains quite clearly that prior to LBJ and FDR, it was the church which provided for the social needs of the downtrodden through the tithe. FEDERER: “Prior to the welfare state started with Lyndon Johnson and Franklin Roosevelt and his New Deal programs, it was the church that did all the social programs. “So, in the 1840s, there was a person named Charles Finney, and he was involved in the Second Great Awakening revival. He ended up inspiring George Williams to start the YMCA and his preaching inspired William Booth to start the Salvation Army. “You saw all these groups that actually had together in America, they had a budget larger than the federal government. They started hospitals and orphanages and took care of the homeless and the wounded veterans and all this was being done through the church.” Go to TitheMovie.com to watch the trailer and to check out the accompanying Tithe Project Bible study and 6-week sermon series. Close And that's The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Wednesday, September 7th, in the year of our Lord 2022. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldview.com. Or get the Generations app through Google Play or The App Store. I'm Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com). Seize the day for Jesus Christ.

Texas Tribune Brief
Authorities report nine drowning victims after deadly Rio Grande crossing

Texas Tribune Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 3:39


On Saturday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection confirmed that nine migrants had died while trying to cross the Rio Grande near Eagle Pass.

Unholstered
Ep 55: DEA Issues "Rainbow Fentanyl" WARNING

Unholstered

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 27:18


The DEA is attempting to bring awareness to a new drug called “rainbow fentanyl” or rainbow “fent.” As kids are returning back to school, the DEA wants parents to know this drug is being disguised to look like Flintstone vitamins, sidewalk chalk or candy all in an effort to target your kids. Earlier this month in Arizona, Customs and Border Protection seized roughly 15-thousand colorful fentanyl pills that were strapped to someone's leg. The DEA says they are working tirelessly to disrupt the drug cartels responsible for trafficking this rainbow fentanyl across the southern border, but it is unfortunately too late as it has already reached 13 states, including Indiana.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Philip Teresi Podcasts
Wednesday 8/31 Hour 4

Philip Teresi Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 36:45


Trending Topics at 5 o'clock. Drunk Russian soldiers occupying Ukraine are shooting at one another and the FSB. A Southwest pilot threatened to turn a plane around when someone kept sending nude pics via Airdrop. "Blonde" is getting an NC-17 rating to the surprise of its cast and director. US Customs and Border Protection stopped a truck that was supposed to be full of baby wipes. It had $11.8m worth of cocaine. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KMJ's Afternoon Drive
Wednesday 8/31 Hour 4

KMJ's Afternoon Drive

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 36:45


Trending Topics at 5 o'clock. Drunk Russian soldiers occupying Ukraine are shooting at one another and the FSB. A Southwest pilot threatened to turn a plane around when someone kept sending nude pics via Airdrop. "Blonde" is getting an NC-17 rating to the surprise of its cast and director. US Customs and Border Protection stopped a truck that was supposed to be full of baby wipes. It had $11.8m worth of cocaine. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nightside With Dan Rea
America's Fentanyl Crisis (9 p.m.)

Nightside With Dan Rea

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2022 39:58


The narcotic fentanyl is an extremely dangerous drug that has made its way into the U.S. creeping onto the country's streets and into our schools. Custom and Border Protection officials reported that over a million fentanyl pills were seized in the beginning of August. Retired Supervisory Special Agent with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Homeland Security Investigations under the DHS, Victor Avila joined Dan to discuss the opioid crisis.

Daily Signal News
'Deadly': Rep. Chip Roy Issues Warning on Fentanyl Crisis

Daily Signal News

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 18:49


A Texas congressman is sounding the alarm over how fatal even the smallest amount of fentanyl can be as the lethal drug continues to pour into the United States. "People don't understand how deadly fentanyl is. A sugar packet, a Sweet'N Low packet of fentanyl could kill, in its pure form, all of the people in a crowded room—say a hundred people," Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, says.The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration estimates that 2 milligrams of fentanyl can kill someone depending on their size, drug usage history, and tolerance. "You don't understand how particularly dangerous it is until you read stories about, for example, somebody who is overdosing from fentanyl, or frankly they're poisoned by fentanyl. And then someone tries to perform CPR on them. And then they go into cardiac arrest from the transitive property of having [performed] CPR," Roy, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, says. U.S. Customs and Border Protection has seized about 10,600 pounds of fentanyl this fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30, compared to about 11,200 pounds last fiscal year, The Daily Signal reported. Roy joins “The Daily Signal Podcast” to discuss the ongoing crisis on the southern border, Anthony Fauci's plans to retire this winter, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's handling of monkeypox. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

Newt's World
Episode 448: Supersizing the IRS

Newt's World

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 30:01 Very Popular


This week, President Biden signed into law the “Inflation Reduction Act” which more than doubles the size of the Internal Revenue Service.  The Act will grow the IRS to nearly 160,000 total employees, despite a historic border crisis and record numbers of illegal aliens and deadly drugs pouring across the southern border. Newt's guest is Mark Morgan, Visiting Fellow in the Border Security and Immigration Center at The Heritage Foundation. He previously served as Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection in the Trump Administration. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

FEDTalk
Leading in Law Enforcement: Live from the 22nd Annual WIFLE Leadership Training

FEDTalk

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 58:43


FEDtalk is at the Women in Federal Law Enforcement 22nd Annual Leadership Training in Phoenix, Arizona. Recorded right from the conference, listen to panelists discuss leadership and career building for women in federal law enforcement and tune in for a sit down with two of WIFLE Award Winners. WIFLE National President Cathy Sanz discusses the vision for this year's leadership training and some of the favorite sessions of attendees. Listeners are introduced to WIFLE's newest board member Lynda Williams. Williams also hosted a panel on leadership that listeners will learn more about. WIFLE Training Presenter Tinesha Cherry of Customs and Border Protection also joins for a segment on resume building and interviewing. She discusses the top tips Cherry provided conference attendees and provides an overview of the day-long career preparation session she led. Finally, WIFLE Award Winners U.S. Marshal Sonya Chavez and Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent in Charge Angie Salazar join to discuss their award-winning work. U.S. Marshal Chavez received the WIFLE President's Award and Special Agent in Charge Salazar received he Outstanding Federal Law Enforcement Employee Award. The show airs live on Friday, August 19, 2022, at 11:05 am EST on Federal News Network. You can stream the show online anytime via the Federal News Network app and listen to the FEDtalk podcast on all major podcasting platforms. FEDtalk is brought to you by Shaw Bransford & Roth P.C., a federal employment law firm. Bringing you the insider's perspective from leaders in the federal community since 1993.

USArabRadio
International Travelers: Clearing Customs, Immigration, and Gaza Emergency Relief

USArabRadio

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2022 58:12


Journalist Khalil Hachem discussed the process of clearing immigration and customs when returning to the United States with Chris Perry, Director of Field Operations at the Detroit Field Office with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Also Dr. Abed Alawneh, Community Relations Coordinator with Life for Relief and Development. Dr. Alawneh discussed the Gaza emergency relief,and supporting families. The episode was broadcast on 11/8/2022 US Arab Radio can be heard on wnzk 690 AM, WDMV 700 AM, and WPAT 930 AM. Please visit: www.facebook.com/USArabRadio/ Web site : arabradio.us/ Online Radio: www.radio.net/s/usarabradio Twitter : twitter.com/USArabRadio Instagram : www.instagram.com/usarabradio/ Youtube : US Arab Radio

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
Customs and Border Protection feels the return to international travel

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 8:56


One sign that the world is sort of back to normal in the COVID epoch: More people than ever are signing up for the various Trusted Traveler Programs. For an overall update, as well as how they're dealing with an applications backlog, Federal Drive host Tom Temin spoke with Carlo Cortina, Customs and Border Protection field operations branch chief.

Mornings on the Mall
8.10.22 - Hour 2: Remain in Mexico cancelled, Trump supporters signal trouble for deep state

Mornings on the Mall

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 35:11


With Dan Mandis filling in for Vince, Dan speaks with Mark Morgan, former acting commissioner of US Customs and Border Protection under the Trump administration about the administration ending the “Remain in Mexico” policy. Dan speaks with Cheryl Chumley, Opinion Editor and host of the “Bold and Blunt” podcast for the Washington Times about Trump's base being galvanized by the FBI raid.  For more coverage on the issues that matter to you visit www.WMAL.com, download the WMAL app or tune in live on WMAL-FM 105.9 from 3-6pm.  To join the conversation, check us out on social media: @WMAL @VinceCoglianese See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
Even Customs and Border Protection is getting into the green movement

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 9:33


U.S. Customs and Border Protection has launched what it calls a green trade strategy. Among other things, it seeks to strengthen enforcement against what it calls environmental bad actors. And foster a greener worldwide supply chain. To find out what's happening in this area, Federal Drive host Tom Temin spoke with AnnMarie Highsmith, CBP's executive assistant commissioner for Trade.

GovExec Daily
Criminal Referrals at the Border and Immigration Policy

GovExec Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 17:36


  The number of criminal referrals sent by the Border Patrol and other Customs and Border Protection officers have recently begun to rise. April 2022 saw the first month in more than two years that such referrals topped the 2,000 mark. Dr. Austin Kocher is an Assistant Research Professor in the Newhouse School of Public Communication and a researcher with the Transactional Research Access Clearinghouse, a research institute at Syracuse University that uses Freedom of Information Act requests to study the federal government. He joined the podcast to talk about his research about the increase in criminal immigration referrals at the border.   *** Follow GovExec on Twitter! https://twitter.com/govexec  

Daily News Brief
Daily News Brief for Monday, August 1st, 2022

Daily News Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 18:22


Good Monday everyone, this is Garrison Hardie with your CrossPolitic Daily News Brief for Monday, August 1st, 2022. Seeing as it’s August now… it’s probably time to sign up for our conference right? FLF Conference Plug: Folks, our upcoming Fight Laugh Feast Conference is just 2-months away from happening in Knoxville TN, October 6-8! Don't miss beer & psalms, our amazing lineup of speakers which includes George Gilder, Jared Longshore, Pastor Wilson, Dr. Ben Merkle, Pastor Toby, and we can’t say yet…also dont miss our awesome vendors, meeting new friends, and stuff for the kids too…like jumpy castles and accidental infant baptisms! Also, did you know, you can save money, by signing up for a Club Membership. So, go to FightLaughFeast.com and sign up for a club membership and then register for the conference with that club discount. We can’t wait to fellowship, sing Psalms, and celebrate God’s goodness in Knoxville October 6-8. https://www.dailywire.com/news/indiana-state-senate-passes-abortion-ban-first-since-dobbs-decision Indiana State Senate Passes Abortion Ban, First Since ‘Dobbs’ Decision The Indiana State Senate passed a bill that bans nearly all abortions, the first such ban to be advanced after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. In a special session Saturday, the State Senate passed Senate Bill 1, which bans abortions from the moment of conception. The bill classifies abortion as a felony, although it makes exceptions for rape and incest, and to protect the life of the mother. The bill also empowers the state attorney general to prosecute abortion cases at a county level if a county prosecutor categorically refuses to prosecute abortions. The bill narrowly passed the Senate, 26-20. The bill prohibits all abortions, with few exceptions. First, an abortion is legal if “[t]he physician determines, based on reasonable medical judgment, that an abortion is necessary to prevent a substantial permanent impairment of the life of the pregnant woman.” If a pregnant woman is less than 16 years old, an abortion is legal if the pregnancy resulted from rape or incest, and the gestational age of the unborn child is less than 12 weeks. If a pregnant woman is at least 16, an abortion is legal if the pregnancy resulted from rape or incest, and if the unborn child is less than eight weeks old. In both cases, the pregnant woman must provide the physician “with a notarized affidavit, signed by the woman under penalties of perjury, attesting to the rape or incest. The physician shall place the affidavit in the woman’s permanent health record,” the bill states. The bill also provides an exception in cases “where the fetus suffers from an irremediable medical condition that is incompatible with sustained life outside the womb, regardless of when the child is born.” For abortions covered under these exceptions, an abortion is only lawful if it is performed by a licensed doctor, at a hospital or a surgical center; if the abortion is performed by an abortifacient drug, the patient must take the drug in the presence of the physician, who must perform an exam and inform the patient about the drug. The woman must consent to the abortion, unless the abortion is for the life of the mother. The bill passed the Senate by a vote of 26-20; 26 Republicans voted for the bill, while 10 Republicans joined Democrats voting against it. According to the Indianapolis Star, opposition to the bill was split: moderates voted against the bill because they thought it went too far; more conservative senators voted against the bill because it did not go far enough. Hey some other positive pro-life news: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/07/30/west-virginia-lawmakers-advance-strict-abortion-bill-wake-roe-reversal/ West Virginia Lawmakers Advance Strict Abortion Bill in Wake of Roe Reversal House Delegates in West Virginia have advanced a bill to the state Senate that puts restrictions on abortion in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade’s federal protection of the procedure. House Bill 302 is slated to be taken up in the upper chamber as early as Friday, according to the West Virginia Metro News: House Bill 302 encompasses a range of abortion policies, eliminating any period after conception for a choice to end pregnancy. In recent years, West Virginia law had allowed abortion up to 22 weeks of gestation. The bill maintains criminal penalties of three to 10 years of incarceration for medical providers who perform abortions — the main provision of a law from the 1800s that had been inactive while Roe was observed — but specifies that the pregnant woman would not be charged. The bill allows exceptions for a nonmedically viable fetus, an ectopic pregnancy, which is when a fertilized egg implants and grows outside the main cavity of the uterus, or a medical emergency, which is defined as a condition that requires an immediate abortion to avert the patient’s death or to avoid serious risk of damage to a major bodily function. The bill specifies several things that are not considered an abortion: a miscarriage, a stillbirth, use of established cell lines derived from aborted human embryos, treatment by a licensed medical provider that accidentally terminates or severely injures the fetus and in vitro fertilization. https://thefederalist.com/2022/07/29/pay-attention-to-the-dutch-farmer-protests-because-america-is-next/ Pay Attention To The Dutch Farmer Protests Because America Is Next Americans should start paying closer attention to the ongoing farmer protests in the Netherlands, which this week transformed long swaths of Dutch highways into what looked like a post-apocalyptic warzone: roadside fires raging out of control, manure and farming detritus heaped across highways, traffic stalled for miles, and massive protests across the country in support of the farmers. Why is the Netherlands, of all places, experiencing such unrest? Americans need to understand what’s happening over there because the ruinous climate policies that triggered these protests are precisely what President Joe Biden and the Democrats have in mind for the United States. Specifically, Dutch farmers are protesting a government plan to cut fertilizer use and reduce livestock numbers so drastically that it will force many farms out of business. Earlier this month, farmers used tractors and trucks to block highways and entrances to food distribution centers across the country, saying their livelihood and way of life are being targeted by the government. And they more or less are. The ruling coalition government claims its radical plan, pushed by Prime Minister Mark Rutte, who branded the protests “unacceptable,” is part of an “unavoidable transition” to improve air, land, and water quality. The goal is to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxide and ammonia, which are produced by livestock but which the government is labeling “pollutants,” by 50 percent nationwide by the year 2030. The only way to do that, many Dutch farmers say, is to slaughter the vast majority of their livestock and shutter their farms. The government knows this and admitted as much earlier this year, saying in a statement, “The honest message … is that not all farmers can continue their business,” and that farmers have three options: “Becoming more sustainable, relocating or ending their business.” Last year, Rutte spoke to the World Economic Forum about “transforming food systems and land use” at Davos Agenda Week, announcing that the Netherlands would host something called the “Global Coordinating Secretariat of the World Economic Food Innovation Hubs,” whose job would be to “connect all other food innovation hubs.” In Davos-speak, that means agricultural production and the supply of food will be centrally controlled by intra-governmental bodies and “stakeholders” consisting mainly of the world’s largest food corporations and international NGOs. Private farms and independent farmers will be a thing of the past, supplanted by global bodies making decisions about how much and what kinds of food are produced. The private sector and the independent farmers will have no place in the future that the UN and the WEF are planning. Dutch farmers understand this. They know Rutte and his ministers want above all to eradicate their farms and way of life. But they’re not going down without a fight. All of which brings us back to the U.S. This week news broke that congressional Democrats had finally reached a deal on the largest piece of climate legislation in American history. The bill is a tax-and-spend cornucopia of some $369 billion for wind, solar, geothermal, battery, and other industries over the next decade, along with generous subsidies for electric vehicles and incentives to keep nuclear plants open and capture emissions from industrial plants. After pretending to oppose Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s climate legislation, West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin relented this week, clearing the way for the bill to proceed. Senate Democrats say the bill will allow the U.S. to cut greenhouse emissions by 40 percent below 2005 levels by 2030 — matching up nicely with the UN’s “Agenda 2030.” Understand that the Senate bill isn’t the end, it’s the beginning. Climate activists and ideologues are working at the highest levels to transform not just the global food supply, but the nature of private property and property rights, all in the name of saving the planet. What Rutte and his government are doing to Dutch farmers, Schumer and Biden are planning to do to American farmers and American industries. So pay attention to the roadside fires and blocked highways and mass civic unrest in places like the Netherlands and Sri Lanka. America is next. Armored Republic The Mission of Armored Republic is to Honor Christ by equipping Free Men with Tools of Liberty necessary to preserve God-given rights. In the Armored Republic there is no King but Christ. We are Free Craftsmen. Body Armor is a Tool of Liberty. We create Tools of Liberty. Free men must remain ever vigilant against tyranny wherever it appears. God has given us the tools of liberty needed to defend the rights He bestowed to us. Armored Republic is honored to offer you those Tools. Visit them, at ar500armor.com https://www.cnn.com/2022/07/29/politics/biden-border-wall-gaps-arizona/index.html Biden administration to close border wall gaps in Arizona (CNN)The Biden administration said Thursday it had authorized US Customs and Border Protection to close gaps in a border wall in Arizona near the Morelos Dam in order to protect migrants from drowning and sustaining injuries while trying to cross the Colorado River into the United States. The Yuma Morelos Dam Project will close four gaps located within an "incomplete border barrier project" near the dam, the Department of Homeland Security said in a news release. In addition to posing "safety and life hazard risks for migrants," the department said the gaps in the wall presented "life and safety" risks to first responders in the area. Upon taking office, President Joe Biden called for a review of ongoing border wall projects and rescinded the national emergency declaration authorized by his predecessor that allowed then-President Donald Trump to dip into additional funds to build his signature border wall. But DHS said in December it planned to close small gaps in the US-Mexico border wall and make adjustments to prevent flooding and complete prior construction of access roads. Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly of Arizona, who is facing a tough reelection this fall, praised the decision to close the wall gaps. He said in a statement that he first pressed the President to approve the gap closures in December and has had "numerous calls" with the White House and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. The Biden administration has been criticized by allies and critics alike over its management of the US southern border. The administration has struggled to handle an influx of migrants coming to the border and lawsuits and infighting have stalled policy changes, which has resulted in more of the same Trump immigration policies. The Supreme Court earlier this month declined to freeze a lower court order that blocked DHS from implementing new immigration enforcement priorities. The court's 5-4 order was a loss for the Biden administration, which is trying to return to Obama-era policies that limit immigration arrests in order to focus on security risks instead of the more aggressive approach taken under the Trump administration. https://www.foxnews.com/sports/nba-legend-bill-russell-dead-at-88 NBA legend Bill Russell dead at 88 Bill Russell, one of the greatest basketball players of all time who led the charge on and off the court, has died, his family announced Sunday. He was 88. Russell’s family said in a statement that he passed away "peacefully" with his wife by his side. It was unclear how Russell died. "It is with a very heavy heart we would like to pass along to all of Bill’s friends, fans & followers," the statement started. "Bill Russell, the most prolific winner in American sports history, passed away peacefully today at age 88, with his wife, Jeannie, by his side. Arrangements for his memorial service will be announced soon. "Bill’s two state championships in high school offered a glimmer of the incomparable run of pure team accomplishment to come: twice an NCAA champion; captain of a gold-medal winning US Olympic team; 11 times an NBA champion; and at the helm for two NBA championships as the first Black head coach of any North American professional sports team. "Along the way, Bill earned a string of individual awards that stands unprecedented as it went unmentioned by him. In 2009, the award for the NBA Finals most valuable player was renamed after two-time Hall of Famer as the "Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award." His family said that while his wins on the court were one thing, his accomplishments and his fight in the civil rights movement should also be remembered. "But for all the winning, Bill’s understanding of the struggle is what illuminated his life," the statement read. "From boycotting a 1961 exhibition game to unmask too-long-tolerated discrimination, to leading Mississippi’s first integrated basketball camp in the combustible wake of Medgar [Evers'] assassination, to decades of activism recognized by his receipt of the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2010, Bill called out injustice with an unforgiving candor that he intended would disrupt the status quo, and with a powerful example that, though never his humble intention, will forever inspire teamwork, selflessness and thoughtful change. Russell was the No. 2 overall pick of the St. Louis Hawks in the 1956 draft. He was picked behind Si Green, who was chosen by the Rochester Royals, and in front of Jim Paxson Sr., who was selected by the Minneapolis Lakers. Russell would go on to score more points than both players combined. At San Francisco, Russell helped the Dons win two consecutive NCAA titles in 1955 and 1956. He also led Team USA to a gold medal at the 1956 Olympics. Russell was traded to the Hawks on draft day for Cliff Hagan and Ed Macauley. He would continue his dominance in the pros, leading Boston to 11 championships, including a run of eight straight. He led the NBA in rebounds five times and is only one of two players to record at least 50 rebounds in a game. Russell broke the coaching color barrier when he became the first Black NBA head coach in history in 1966. He coached Boston to two NBA championships. He would later coach the Seattle SuperSonics and Sacramento Kings. During his illustrious career, Russell was a 12-time All-star, 11-time NBA champion, five-time MVP and an 11-time All-NBA selection. This has been your CrossPolitic Daily News Brief. If you liked the show, go ahead and share it for me would ya? If you want to become a club member, sign up for our conference, or become a magazine subscriber, you can do all of that at fightlaughfeast.com. Why not do all three? And as always, if you want to become a corporate partner, send me a news story, or ask me about our conference, email me at garrison@fightlaughfeast.com. For CrossPolitic News, I’m Garrison Hardie. Have a great day, and Lord bless.

CrossPolitic Studios
Daily News Brief for Monday, August 1st, 2022 [Daily News Brief]

CrossPolitic Studios

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 18:22


Good Monday everyone, this is Garrison Hardie with your CrossPolitic Daily News Brief for Monday, August 1st, 2022. Seeing as it’s August now… it’s probably time to sign up for our conference right? FLF Conference Plug: Folks, our upcoming Fight Laugh Feast Conference is just 2-months away from happening in Knoxville TN, October 6-8! Don't miss beer & psalms, our amazing lineup of speakers which includes George Gilder, Jared Longshore, Pastor Wilson, Dr. Ben Merkle, Pastor Toby, and we can’t say yet…also dont miss our awesome vendors, meeting new friends, and stuff for the kids too…like jumpy castles and accidental infant baptisms! Also, did you know, you can save money, by signing up for a Club Membership. So, go to FightLaughFeast.com and sign up for a club membership and then register for the conference with that club discount. We can’t wait to fellowship, sing Psalms, and celebrate God’s goodness in Knoxville October 6-8. https://www.dailywire.com/news/indiana-state-senate-passes-abortion-ban-first-since-dobbs-decision Indiana State Senate Passes Abortion Ban, First Since ‘Dobbs’ Decision The Indiana State Senate passed a bill that bans nearly all abortions, the first such ban to be advanced after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. In a special session Saturday, the State Senate passed Senate Bill 1, which bans abortions from the moment of conception. The bill classifies abortion as a felony, although it makes exceptions for rape and incest, and to protect the life of the mother. The bill also empowers the state attorney general to prosecute abortion cases at a county level if a county prosecutor categorically refuses to prosecute abortions. The bill narrowly passed the Senate, 26-20. The bill prohibits all abortions, with few exceptions. First, an abortion is legal if “[t]he physician determines, based on reasonable medical judgment, that an abortion is necessary to prevent a substantial permanent impairment of the life of the pregnant woman.” If a pregnant woman is less than 16 years old, an abortion is legal if the pregnancy resulted from rape or incest, and the gestational age of the unborn child is less than 12 weeks. If a pregnant woman is at least 16, an abortion is legal if the pregnancy resulted from rape or incest, and if the unborn child is less than eight weeks old. In both cases, the pregnant woman must provide the physician “with a notarized affidavit, signed by the woman under penalties of perjury, attesting to the rape or incest. The physician shall place the affidavit in the woman’s permanent health record,” the bill states. The bill also provides an exception in cases “where the fetus suffers from an irremediable medical condition that is incompatible with sustained life outside the womb, regardless of when the child is born.” For abortions covered under these exceptions, an abortion is only lawful if it is performed by a licensed doctor, at a hospital or a surgical center; if the abortion is performed by an abortifacient drug, the patient must take the drug in the presence of the physician, who must perform an exam and inform the patient about the drug. The woman must consent to the abortion, unless the abortion is for the life of the mother. The bill passed the Senate by a vote of 26-20; 26 Republicans voted for the bill, while 10 Republicans joined Democrats voting against it. According to the Indianapolis Star, opposition to the bill was split: moderates voted against the bill because they thought it went too far; more conservative senators voted against the bill because it did not go far enough. Hey some other positive pro-life news: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/07/30/west-virginia-lawmakers-advance-strict-abortion-bill-wake-roe-reversal/ West Virginia Lawmakers Advance Strict Abortion Bill in Wake of Roe Reversal House Delegates in West Virginia have advanced a bill to the state Senate that puts restrictions on abortion in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade’s federal protection of the procedure. House Bill 302 is slated to be taken up in the upper chamber as early as Friday, according to the West Virginia Metro News: House Bill 302 encompasses a range of abortion policies, eliminating any period after conception for a choice to end pregnancy. In recent years, West Virginia law had allowed abortion up to 22 weeks of gestation. The bill maintains criminal penalties of three to 10 years of incarceration for medical providers who perform abortions — the main provision of a law from the 1800s that had been inactive while Roe was observed — but specifies that the pregnant woman would not be charged. The bill allows exceptions for a nonmedically viable fetus, an ectopic pregnancy, which is when a fertilized egg implants and grows outside the main cavity of the uterus, or a medical emergency, which is defined as a condition that requires an immediate abortion to avert the patient’s death or to avoid serious risk of damage to a major bodily function. The bill specifies several things that are not considered an abortion: a miscarriage, a stillbirth, use of established cell lines derived from aborted human embryos, treatment by a licensed medical provider that accidentally terminates or severely injures the fetus and in vitro fertilization. https://thefederalist.com/2022/07/29/pay-attention-to-the-dutch-farmer-protests-because-america-is-next/ Pay Attention To The Dutch Farmer Protests Because America Is Next Americans should start paying closer attention to the ongoing farmer protests in the Netherlands, which this week transformed long swaths of Dutch highways into what looked like a post-apocalyptic warzone: roadside fires raging out of control, manure and farming detritus heaped across highways, traffic stalled for miles, and massive protests across the country in support of the farmers. Why is the Netherlands, of all places, experiencing such unrest? Americans need to understand what’s happening over there because the ruinous climate policies that triggered these protests are precisely what President Joe Biden and the Democrats have in mind for the United States. Specifically, Dutch farmers are protesting a government plan to cut fertilizer use and reduce livestock numbers so drastically that it will force many farms out of business. Earlier this month, farmers used tractors and trucks to block highways and entrances to food distribution centers across the country, saying their livelihood and way of life are being targeted by the government. And they more or less are. The ruling coalition government claims its radical plan, pushed by Prime Minister Mark Rutte, who branded the protests “unacceptable,” is part of an “unavoidable transition” to improve air, land, and water quality. The goal is to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxide and ammonia, which are produced by livestock but which the government is labeling “pollutants,” by 50 percent nationwide by the year 2030. The only way to do that, many Dutch farmers say, is to slaughter the vast majority of their livestock and shutter their farms. The government knows this and admitted as much earlier this year, saying in a statement, “The honest message … is that not all farmers can continue their business,” and that farmers have three options: “Becoming more sustainable, relocating or ending their business.” Last year, Rutte spoke to the World Economic Forum about “transforming food systems and land use” at Davos Agenda Week, announcing that the Netherlands would host something called the “Global Coordinating Secretariat of the World Economic Food Innovation Hubs,” whose job would be to “connect all other food innovation hubs.” In Davos-speak, that means agricultural production and the supply of food will be centrally controlled by intra-governmental bodies and “stakeholders” consisting mainly of the world’s largest food corporations and international NGOs. Private farms and independent farmers will be a thing of the past, supplanted by global bodies making decisions about how much and what kinds of food are produced. The private sector and the independent farmers will have no place in the future that the UN and the WEF are planning. Dutch farmers understand this. They know Rutte and his ministers want above all to eradicate their farms and way of life. But they’re not going down without a fight. All of which brings us back to the U.S. This week news broke that congressional Democrats had finally reached a deal on the largest piece of climate legislation in American history. The bill is a tax-and-spend cornucopia of some $369 billion for wind, solar, geothermal, battery, and other industries over the next decade, along with generous subsidies for electric vehicles and incentives to keep nuclear plants open and capture emissions from industrial plants. After pretending to oppose Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s climate legislation, West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin relented this week, clearing the way for the bill to proceed. Senate Democrats say the bill will allow the U.S. to cut greenhouse emissions by 40 percent below 2005 levels by 2030 — matching up nicely with the UN’s “Agenda 2030.” Understand that the Senate bill isn’t the end, it’s the beginning. Climate activists and ideologues are working at the highest levels to transform not just the global food supply, but the nature of private property and property rights, all in the name of saving the planet. What Rutte and his government are doing to Dutch farmers, Schumer and Biden are planning to do to American farmers and American industries. So pay attention to the roadside fires and blocked highways and mass civic unrest in places like the Netherlands and Sri Lanka. America is next. Armored Republic The Mission of Armored Republic is to Honor Christ by equipping Free Men with Tools of Liberty necessary to preserve God-given rights. In the Armored Republic there is no King but Christ. We are Free Craftsmen. Body Armor is a Tool of Liberty. We create Tools of Liberty. Free men must remain ever vigilant against tyranny wherever it appears. God has given us the tools of liberty needed to defend the rights He bestowed to us. Armored Republic is honored to offer you those Tools. Visit them, at ar500armor.com https://www.cnn.com/2022/07/29/politics/biden-border-wall-gaps-arizona/index.html Biden administration to close border wall gaps in Arizona (CNN)The Biden administration said Thursday it had authorized US Customs and Border Protection to close gaps in a border wall in Arizona near the Morelos Dam in order to protect migrants from drowning and sustaining injuries while trying to cross the Colorado River into the United States. The Yuma Morelos Dam Project will close four gaps located within an "incomplete border barrier project" near the dam, the Department of Homeland Security said in a news release. In addition to posing "safety and life hazard risks for migrants," the department said the gaps in the wall presented "life and safety" risks to first responders in the area. Upon taking office, President Joe Biden called for a review of ongoing border wall projects and rescinded the national emergency declaration authorized by his predecessor that allowed then-President Donald Trump to dip into additional funds to build his signature border wall. But DHS said in December it planned to close small gaps in the US-Mexico border wall and make adjustments to prevent flooding and complete prior construction of access roads. Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly of Arizona, who is facing a tough reelection this fall, praised the decision to close the wall gaps. He said in a statement that he first pressed the President to approve the gap closures in December and has had "numerous calls" with the White House and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. The Biden administration has been criticized by allies and critics alike over its management of the US southern border. The administration has struggled to handle an influx of migrants coming to the border and lawsuits and infighting have stalled policy changes, which has resulted in more of the same Trump immigration policies. The Supreme Court earlier this month declined to freeze a lower court order that blocked DHS from implementing new immigration enforcement priorities. The court's 5-4 order was a loss for the Biden administration, which is trying to return to Obama-era policies that limit immigration arrests in order to focus on security risks instead of the more aggressive approach taken under the Trump administration. https://www.foxnews.com/sports/nba-legend-bill-russell-dead-at-88 NBA legend Bill Russell dead at 88 Bill Russell, one of the greatest basketball players of all time who led the charge on and off the court, has died, his family announced Sunday. He was 88. Russell’s family said in a statement that he passed away "peacefully" with his wife by his side. It was unclear how Russell died. "It is with a very heavy heart we would like to pass along to all of Bill’s friends, fans & followers," the statement started. "Bill Russell, the most prolific winner in American sports history, passed away peacefully today at age 88, with his wife, Jeannie, by his side. Arrangements for his memorial service will be announced soon. "Bill’s two state championships in high school offered a glimmer of the incomparable run of pure team accomplishment to come: twice an NCAA champion; captain of a gold-medal winning US Olympic team; 11 times an NBA champion; and at the helm for two NBA championships as the first Black head coach of any North American professional sports team. "Along the way, Bill earned a string of individual awards that stands unprecedented as it went unmentioned by him. In 2009, the award for the NBA Finals most valuable player was renamed after two-time Hall of Famer as the "Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award." His family said that while his wins on the court were one thing, his accomplishments and his fight in the civil rights movement should also be remembered. "But for all the winning, Bill’s understanding of the struggle is what illuminated his life," the statement read. "From boycotting a 1961 exhibition game to unmask too-long-tolerated discrimination, to leading Mississippi’s first integrated basketball camp in the combustible wake of Medgar [Evers'] assassination, to decades of activism recognized by his receipt of the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2010, Bill called out injustice with an unforgiving candor that he intended would disrupt the status quo, and with a powerful example that, though never his humble intention, will forever inspire teamwork, selflessness and thoughtful change. Russell was the No. 2 overall pick of the St. Louis Hawks in the 1956 draft. He was picked behind Si Green, who was chosen by the Rochester Royals, and in front of Jim Paxson Sr., who was selected by the Minneapolis Lakers. Russell would go on to score more points than both players combined. At San Francisco, Russell helped the Dons win two consecutive NCAA titles in 1955 and 1956. He also led Team USA to a gold medal at the 1956 Olympics. Russell was traded to the Hawks on draft day for Cliff Hagan and Ed Macauley. He would continue his dominance in the pros, leading Boston to 11 championships, including a run of eight straight. He led the NBA in rebounds five times and is only one of two players to record at least 50 rebounds in a game. Russell broke the coaching color barrier when he became the first Black NBA head coach in history in 1966. He coached Boston to two NBA championships. He would later coach the Seattle SuperSonics and Sacramento Kings. During his illustrious career, Russell was a 12-time All-star, 11-time NBA champion, five-time MVP and an 11-time All-NBA selection. This has been your CrossPolitic Daily News Brief. If you liked the show, go ahead and share it for me would ya? If you want to become a club member, sign up for our conference, or become a magazine subscriber, you can do all of that at fightlaughfeast.com. Why not do all three? And as always, if you want to become a corporate partner, send me a news story, or ask me about our conference, email me at garrison@fightlaughfeast.com. For CrossPolitic News, I’m Garrison Hardie. Have a great day, and Lord bless.

Ending Human Trafficking Podcast
World Day Against Trafficking in Persons | July 30, 2022

Ending Human Trafficking Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2022 6:13


World Day Against Trafficking in Persons is recognized to stress the harms of human trafficking women, men, and children around the world experience. Efforts to address these crimes are strengthened through survivor leadership, research and education, and building resilient communities. In the recent release of the 2022 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report from the U.S. Department of States Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, 21 countries were upgraded a tier because of their increasing work to address human trafficking in their countries--a victory worth celebrating this World Day Against Trafficking in Persons! This year, we are highlighting the supply and demand of the market that drives labor trafficking and how businesses and corporations can combat human trafficking by analyzing their supply chains, implementing ethical labor practices, and building sustainable avenues of income and resources for employees. Highlighted Episodes: 280 – Shifting the Supply Chain Burden, with Justin Dillon 269 – Empowering Businesses to Create a Slave Free World, with Matt Friedman 267 – The Intersection of Business and Human Rights, with John Cotton Richmond 266 – Rescuing Boys Labor Trafficked in the Fishing Industry, with Chris Field 247 – Perspectives on Transformation in Labor Trafficking, with Ben Skinner 244 - The Role of Customs and Border Protection in Disrupting Supply Chain 209 - Who's Watching the Watchdog? Is Supply Chain Transparency Working? 195 - The Sydney Framework: Supply Chains and Sustainable Development Goal 8.7 162 - Starfish Business Model for Serving Survivors, with Jenny McGee 17 - California Transparency in Supply Chains Act 10 - How a Small Business Can Help End Human Trafficking Love the show? Consider supporting us on Patreon! Become a Patron Transcript Sandie [00:00:14] Greetings to the Ending Human Trafficking podcast community of listeners. It is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons and our podcast has listeners in 148 countries. This is an important day for us. It's just me, Sandie Morgan, today to let you know that I'm taking a few weeks off in August, so Dave and I will return to our regular schedule on August 29th. In the meantime, let's celebrate the United Nations annual observance by joining forces with our movement's global partners as we study the issues, be a voice, and make a difference in ending human trafficking. Our latest episode, Shifting the Supply Chain Burden, with Justin Dillon, took a deep dive on some of the legislation that has been passed most recently, especially the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act. It's a big step forward in our movement, but we've been looking at this issue for more than a decade on our podcast. So during this short break, we've put together a decade of ten episodes around the role of business in ending human trafficking. Just go to the website www.endinghumantrafficking.org and click on the link to browse these recommendations. You can start most recently with Episode 269, when Matt Friedman suggested how we can empower businesses to create a slave free world. And of course, one of our frequent podcast guests and former Ambassador John Cotton Richmond joined us for episode 267, The Intersection of Business and Human Rights. In Episode 266, we went to Ghana with Chris Field rescuing boys labor trafficked in the fishing industry. And back on episode 247, Ben Skinner gave us the high level look from a corporate change viewpoint in fast fashion on perspectives on transformation in labor trafficking. We brought Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner Cynthia Wittenberg on the podcast to talk to us about the role of Customs and Border Protection in disrupting supply chain forced labor. And back on 209,

Federal Newscast
Inflation expected to hit government contractors hard, Pentagon Comptroller says

Federal Newscast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 10:02 Transcription Available


In today's Federal Newscast: No surprise. Inflation is hitting the contracting community along with everyone else. GAO reports that DoD has shoddy tactics for testing children for lead exposure. And the Customs and Border Protection directorate hits facial recognition technology right between the eyes .

KQED's The California Report
Monkeypox Vaccine Extremely Limited In L.A. County

KQED's The California Report

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 16:50


L.A. County health officials closed the online waiting list for the monkeypox vaccine Thursday, just one day after it went live. Some qualified people are being turned away at vaccine sites and given conflicting advice.  Reporter: Jackie Fortier, KPCC  Truckers at the Port of Oakland continue to protest for the second straight week over AB5, the state law that reclassifies many independent contractors as employees. But truckers have agreed not to block access to terminals and plan instead to rally in designated "free speech" zones set up by the port.   Reporter: Holly J. McDede, KQED  The Oakland City Council is expected to vote Tuesday to urge state lawmakers to put a measure on the ballot that would officially repeal Prop 8. Reporter: Rachael Myrow, KQED  Customs and Border Protection say a record number of migrants have been injured while trying to cross the border illegally into San Diego County.  Reporter: Gustavo Solis, KPBS Nevada's Lake Mead, which is fed by the Colorado River, has long played a critical role in supplying much of California's water. While it's no secret all of the West is gripped by drought, new images of Lake Mead released by NASA are providing the clearest picture yet of the dire situation.  Reporter: Matt Guilhem, KCRW

Accelerating Government with ACT-IAC
Accelerating Government with ACT-IAC – Episode 17 – Federal IT Operating Plan & Innovation

Accelerating Government with ACT-IAC

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 43:13


On this episode, we talk with Federal CIO Clare Martorana about the recently released Federal IT Operating Plan and hear from two more of the ACT-IAC 2022 Innovation Champion Award winners; Guests: Clare Martorana, Federal Chief Information Officer.  https://www.linkedin.com/in/claremartorana/ John Hutchison, Assistant Operations Research Analyst at the Argonne National Laboratory.  https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-k-hutchison/ Ronie Namata, Contracting Officer at U.S. Customs and Border Protection.    Additional Resources: To learn more about ACT-IAC, please visit our website: https://www.actiac.org/ To read the Federal Government's IT Operating Plan, visit: https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Federal-IT-Operating-Plan_June-2022.pdf To learn more about the 2022 ACT-IAC Innovation Awards:  https://www.actiac.org/act-iac-emerging-technology-and-innovation-awards-2022

America's Roundtable
Arizona State Treasurer Kimberly Yee | Update on Divestment of $143 Million from Unilever - Ben and Jerry's Boycot of Israel | Restoring America's Energy Independence | National Security Crisis at the US Southern Border

America's Roundtable

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2022 29:03


Join America's Roundtable Radio co-hosts Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy in a conversation with Kimberly Yee, State Treasurer of Arizona (https://www.aztreasury.gov/treasurer-kimberly-yee)and former Arizona Senate Majority Leader. Arizona and the Arizona Treasurer's Office was the first state to divest state funds from Ben & Jerry's due to their Israeli settlement boycott in Judea and Samaria last September. On September 7, 2021, Arizona State Treasurer Kimberly Yee's divested $143 million of public funds from Unilever PLC, Ben and Jerry's parent company. Treasurer Kimberly Yee provides the latest update on Ben & Jerry's and the actions taken by its parent company Unilever. "As Arizona Treasurer, I've divested all state funds from Ben & Jerry's for boycotting Israel," Yee tweeted (https://twitter.com/KimberlyYeeAZ/status/1435279685399678982?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw). "Israel is and will continue to be a major trade partner of AZ. #IStandWithIsrael and I will not allow taxpayer dollars to go towards anti-Semitic, discriminatory efforts against Israel." The discussion with Arizona State Treasurer Kimberly Yee also focuses on America's inflation surge and the solutions presented to address the nation's energy crisis and the national security at the southern border. Arizona spans more than 370 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection is on pace to make more than 2 million arrests along the Mexico border during the 2022 fiscal year. On the energy front, Kimberly Yee has been a leading voice to hold to account the U.S. banking industry and the world's largest asset managers when it comes to efforts to boycott energy companies. In November 2021, Treasurer Yee joined a coalition of 15 Republican Treasurers, Auditors, and Comptrollers of states representing over $600 billion in public assets with a warning that it could potentially reduce future business with banks that cut off financing for oil, gas, and coal. The letter reads: "We have a compelling government interest, when acting as participants in the financial services market on behalf of our respective states, to select financial institutions that are not engaged in tactics to harm the very people whose money they are handling. Further, we have the responsibility, as fiduciaries and stewards of more than $600 billion (https://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/Republican-States-Could-Pull-600B-From-Anti-Fossil-Fuel-Banks.html), to ensure that our financial service providers are free from harmful conflicts of interest that could jeopardize state funds. Any financial institution that has adopted policies aimed at diminishing a large portion of our states' revenue has a major conflict of interest against holding, maintaining, or managing those funds." 11-23-2021 Arizona Treasurer Kimberly Yee Takes Action to Combat Biden Administration Efforts to De-Bank Reliable Energy Firms (https://www.aztreasury.gov/_files/ugd/8bb536_af14647f8e5d490cbc1783deb42c31f2.pdf) 11-22-2021 Letter from U.S. State Treasurers to the United States Banks to end boycott of reliable energy companies (https://www.aztreasury.gov/_files/ugd/8bb536_f9575958fcdb45f6a6b7d5d4cff8fea3.pdf) Bio | Kimberly Yee (https://www.aztreasury.gov/treasurer-kimberly-yee) Kimberly Yee is the State Treasurer of Arizona. She is Arizona's chief banking and investment officer and oversees the cash management of Arizona's $53 billion state budget and payments to agencies, local governments and schools. Upon taking office in January 2019, assets under management were at $15.4 billion. Today, assets under management stand at over $29.9 billion, an increase of 94 percent in 41 months. The Arizona Permanent Land Endowment Trust Fund has also hit historic record highs increasing by $1.9 billion in value under Treasurer Yee's administration as of May 31, ,2022. Voluntary deposits into the Local Government Investment Pool have also increased by 74 percent under Treasurer Yee's leadership, reaching a record high balance of $5.87 billion in total assets as of May 31, 2022. Treasurer Yee led the effort to pass a state law requiring students to have financial education in high school before graduation, and was the first State Treasurer to have visited all 15 counties in Arizona during the first year of her administration. Treasurer Yee is the Chairman of the Arizona Board of Investment and State Loan Commission and is a member of the State Land Selection Board. She also serves as Chairman of the Financial Literacy Task Force, Arizona's first-ever statewide body dedicated to advancing personal money management and financial awareness for students, senior citizens, military families and vulnerable populations. Treasurer Yee is the Administrator of the AZ529 Education Savings Plan. Since the Fall of 2020, Kimberly has grown assets to nearly $1.8 billion with more than 20,000 new accounts opened to help families save for higher education and workforce development. Born and raised in Arizona, Treasurer Kimberly Yee is the first Asian American elected to a statewide office in Arizona's history. She is also the first Chinese American Republican woman to win a major statewide office in the history of the United States. In 2010, she became the first Asian American woman elected to the Arizona Legislature and served for eight years, both in the House and the Senate. Kimberly served as Senate Majority Leader and became the second woman elected to this position in Arizona's history, following U.S. Justice Sandra Day O'Connor who served the position in 1973, forty-four years earlier. https://ileaderssummit.org/services/americas-roundtable-radio/ https://ileaderssummit.org/ | https://jerusalemleaderssummit.com/ America's Roundtable on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/americas-roundtable/id1518878472 Twitter: @KimberlyYeeAZ @ileaderssummit @NatashaSrdoc @JoelAnandUSA @supertalk America's Roundtable is co-hosted by Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy, co-founders of International Leaders Summit and the Jerusalem Leaders Summit. America's Roundtable from Washington D.C. informs, educates, empowers and challenges the listening audience about the importance to restore, strengthen, and protect our freedoms, the rule of law, and free markets. America's Roundtable advances the ideas of freedom, the significance of freedom of speech, limited government, and the application of free market principles to solve problems. America's Roundtable presents in-depth analysis of current events and public policy issues while applying America's founding principles. America's Roundtable radio program - a strategic initiative of International Leaders Summit, focuses on America's economy, healthcare reform, rule of law, security and trade, and its strategic partnership with rule of law nations around the world. The radio program features high-ranking US administration officials, cabinet members, members of Congress, state government officials, distinguished diplomats, business and media leaders and influential thinkers from around the world. America's Roundtable is aired by Lanser Broadcasting Corporation on 96.5 FM and 98.9 FM, covering Michigan's major market and the upper Midwest, SuperTalk Mississippi Media's 12 radio stations and 50 affiliates reaching every county in Mississippi and also heard in parts of the neighboring states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Tennessee, and through podcast on Apple Podcasts and other key online platforms.

Federal Drive with Tom Temin
Customs and Border Protection has a new job position designed to smooth ruffled feathers

Federal Drive with Tom Temin

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 18:25


U.S. Customs and Border Protection sometimes faces distrust, even antagonism, among citizens and non-citizens officers encounter. To help ease this problem, CBP created a new position called senior community relations manager. The person taking on that job is Nawar Shora. Tom Temin talked to Mr. Shora on THE FEDERAL DRIVE.

CrossPolitic Studios
Daily News Brief for Monday, July 18th, 2022 [Daily News Brief]

CrossPolitic Studios

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 16:41


Good Monday ladies and gentleman, this is Garrison Hardie with your CrossPolitic Daily News Brief for Monday, July 18th, 2022. I hope you all had a fantastic weekend with you and yours’, so let’s start this week off right. Here’s what you may have missed over the weekend: https://www.foxnews.com/sports/lia-thomas-nominated-university-pennsylvania-ncaa-woman-year-award Lia Thomas nominated by University of Pennsylvania for NCAA 'Woman of the Year' award The University of Pennsylvania nominated swimmer Lia Thomas for the NCAA "Woman of the Year" award. According to an announcement from the NCAA, the University of Pennsylvania nominated the transgender athlete for the award, which recognizes female student-athletes. "Established in 1991, the award recognizes female student-athletes who have exhausted their eligibility and distinguished themselves in their community, in athletics and in academics throughout their college careers," the NCAA nomination page reads. NCAA member schools "are encouraged to celebrate their top graduating female student-athletes by nominating them for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award," the announcement reads. After member schools make their nominations, their conference can then select up to two nominees. Thomas, a former swimmer at the University of Pennsylvania, won the 500-yard freestyle event at the 2022 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships Thursday. Her participation in college women's swimming has brought on a national debate, with some saying that she has an unfair advantage over other athletes. Riley Gaines, a swimmer at the University of Kentucky who tied with Lia Thomas for fifth place at the NCAA swimming championships, said that a majority of females aren't okay with the trajectory of female sports. "The majority of us female athletes, or females in general, really, are not okay with this, and they're not okay with the trajectory of this and how this is going and how it could end up in a few years," Gaines said on the "Unmuted with Marsha" podcast with Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn. She was referring to the NCAA's refusal to change the rules in order to protect competitiveness in female sports. The University of Pennsylvania also nominated Iuliia Bryzgalova for the award, who plays tennis at the school. Hey, speaking of playing dress-up, https://www.foxnews.com/politics/judge-biden-admin-transgender-school-bathroom-athletes Judge blocks Biden admin's transgender school bathroom rule for athletes A federal judge has blocked a directive from President Joe Biden’s administration that allowed transgender workers and students to use school restrooms matching their gender identities. It also allowed transgender athletes to join sports teams corresponding with their chosen genders. The directive was blocked by Judge Charles Atchley Jr. of the Eastern District of Tennessee, a Trump appointee, after a coalition of 20 Republican attorneys general sued last year, Reuters reported. The plaintiffs argued the federal directive clashed with state laws and prevented states from enforcing their own laws that banned transgender school bathroom use. Judge Atchley agreed, saying in his opinion the states "cannot continue regulating pursuant to their state laws while simultaneously complying with Defendants' guidance," Reuters reported. The states also argued the Biden administration's Justice Department, the Department of Education and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission — the defendants in the case — improperly justified the bathroom directive through the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Bostock v. Clayton County. In the case, Clayton County fired county employee Gerald Bostock for "unbecoming" behavior after he participated in a gay recreational softball league. The Supreme Court ruled in 2020, that workplace sex discrimination in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 should extend to sexual orientation and gender identity. The high court said in its decision they were not deciding whether "sex-segregated bathrooms, locker rooms, and dress codes' violate Title VII." The department suggested the court’s decision should be applied to sex-segregated bathrooms — but Judge Atchley disagreed. The Supreme Court in Bostock "explicitly refused to decide whether 'sex-segregated bathrooms, locker rooms, and dress codes' violate Title VII," the judge said in his opinion, Reuters reported. Oklahoma Attorney General John O'Connor, who was among the plaintiffs, called the decision "a major victory for women's sports and for the privacy and safety of girls and women in their school bathrooms and locker rooms," per the report. Man, I need a palate cleanser after that one… and I know just the thing! Gold River Trading Co. Are you tired of buying sugary drinks and coffee from large woke corporations? Throw a tea party! Gold River Trading Co. is an American company that offers premium alternatives for Americans who enjoy a delicious cup of tea. Start your day with Gold River’s invigorating American Breakfast Blend, cool down with a pitcher of crisp & refreshing Iced Tea, or unwind with Chamomile Herbal tea. Explore a variety of high-quality blends and enjoy a healthy, flavorful alternative from an American company that shares your values. Go to goldriverco.com and save 10% off all orders using discount code CROSSPOLITIC at checkout. https://justthenews.com/nation/states/center-square/fiscal-year-through-june-more-2-million-encounters-southern-border Let’s shift focus to our southern border… More than 2 million illegal border encounters so far in fiscal 2022 More than 2 million people have been encountered or apprehended at the U.S. southern border in fiscal 2022 through June, according to official data released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. It’s the largest number recorded in a fiscal year in U.S. history. They total 2,002,604 from over 150 countries. In June, a record 207,416 people were apprehended, the highest number recorded in June in the history of the Department of Homeland Security. The total includes those apprehended and encountered by U.S. Border Patrol and Office of Field Operations staff. They exclude gotaways first reported by The Center Square, which includes at least another 50,009 people. The total for June, including gotaways, was 257,425, a record high for the month. “Gotaways” is the official term used by Border Patrol to describe foreign nationals who enter the U.S. illegally and don’t surrender at ports of entry but intentionally seek to evade capture from law enforcement. They are currently in the U.S. and no one in law enforcement knows who or where they are. The last time encounters were nearly this high was the last summer of the presidency of Bill Clinton. In June 2000, 117,469 people were encountered/apprehended at the southern border, excluding gotaways. In May, CBP reported the highest monthly total of apprehensions at the southern border in recorded U.S. history of 239,416, excluding another minimum 70,793 recorded gotaways. In April, CBP reported 235,478 total encounters/apprehensions; in March, 222,239; in February, 165,902; in January, 154,816. The totals all exclude gotaway data. Despite a record number of people coming to the southern border, CBP says it “continues to enforce U.S. immigration law and apply consequences to those without a legal basis to remain in the U.S. “Current restrictions at the U.S. border have not changed; single adults and families encountered at the southwest border will continue to be expelled, where appropriate, under CDC’s Title 42 Order. Those who are not expelled will be processed under the long-standing Title 8 authority and placed into removal proceedings.” But this isn’t what’s happening, Republican governors and attorneys general nationwide argue. This week, 19 AGs filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of a lawsuit filed by Texas and Louisiana. The lawsuit was filed in response to a directive issued by DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas that drastically altered deportation policy, which the states argue contradicts federal law established by Congress and allows more people to stay in the U.S. illegally, including violent criminals. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis implemented a range of policies to combat what he describes as the “Biden border crisis,” including suing over the Biden administration’s “catch and release” and other programs. Texas and Missouri have sued the administration over several border security issues, including halting border wall construction and reimplementing an Obama-era program allowing illegal immigrants to remain in the country. Texas and Arizona also have implemented a range of border security measures costing their states’ taxpayers a combined multiple billions of dollars to thwart criminal activity stemming from the southern border. And Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says his state’s law enforcement officials have confiscated enough fentanyl to kill nearly every man, woman and child in the U.S., which is brought into Texas illegally from Mexico. Accountable 2U ​​https://Accountable2You.com/FLF Using a smartphone or computer opens the door to a host of digital temptations. In a world saturated with pornography and other harmful content, what's a Christian to do? We need to take a proactive approach, welcoming transparency in our digital media choices—and Accountable2You makes that easy. Their accountability software shares detailed activity reports from all your devices, and your kids' devices, in real time to the accountability partners that you choose. With accountability in place, your family can effectively guard against temptations online and live with purity and integrity. Learn more and try it free at Accountable2You.com/FLF https://www.outkick.com/gavin-newsom-threatens-action-against-ucla-due-to-big-10-move/ Now for the topic that I love… sports! GAVIN NEWSOM THREATENS ACTION AGAINST UCLA DUE TO BIG 10 MOVE Gavin Newsom continues to put himself in his favorite place to be; the news. This time he’s making headlines with regards to UCLA’s impending 2024 move out of the Pac-12 Conference to the Big 10. In a recent interview with Fox 11 in Los Angeles, Newsom explained how he heard about UCLA’s decision and his initial reactions to it. He specifically highlighted that UCLA did not give advance notice to the University of California system’s Board of Regents, saying the negotiations were “done in isolation” and without their “oversight or support.” The full quote is even more critical, with Newsom implying he was frustrated with finding out about it in the news like everyone else: Gavin Newsom says UC regents not consulted about UCLA leaving Pac-12- Play 0:20-1:42 For his part, Martin Jarmond, the UCLA Athletic Director, claimed the move was mostly about increasing “exposure” in the NIL era. By opening the school up to potentially more nationally televised games and East Coast markets, Jarmond says they can now provide an enhanced opportunity for student-athletes to find “their voice and their brand and what’s important to them.” But importantly, Newsom also signaled that UCLA might not be able to pack their bags as quickly as expected. During the interview he stated that the Regents have already been “looking into it” with regards to potential options: UCLA has been in deep financial trouble, accruing over $100 million in debt in just the past few years. The Big 10 currently offers significant revenue advantages over the Pac-12 and undoubtedly will allow UCLA to clear up its poor finances more quickly. Whether or not Newsom and the UC Board of Regents will be able to do anything to stop or slow the move remains to be seen. But it’s odd that Newsom is on one hand claiming that he’s a champion of “freedom” in California while doing his best to impede UCLA’s freedom to improve their stature and financial situation. Like many who have fled his state’s managerial incompetence, UCLA has found greener pastures with an organization based elsewhere. Newsom apparently just doesn’t like losing. Newsome is crushing California’s economy so hard, that even his woke universities are making the most of capitalism, in order to find greener pastures… As a football fan, I kind of get it. The Pac-12 has done a poor job of getting the west-coast schools exposure when it comes to televised games… especially because the east coast is already going to be asleep during a lot of the prime time competitions for the Pac-12. Do you really think someone in Eastern time is going to stay up and watch a 3 & a half hour long football game? No thanks. This has been your CrossPolitic Daily News Brief… If you liked the show, hit that share button for me would ya? If you want to sign up for a club membership, a magazine subscription, or sign up for our conference, you can do all of that by visiting fightlaughfeast.com. And as always, if you’d like to become a corporate partner at CrossPolitic, we should talk… email me at garrison@fightlaughfeast.com. For CrossPolitic News, I’m Garrison Hardie. Have a great day, and you’ll be hearing from me, tomorrow! Lord bless.

Daily News Brief
Daily News Brief for Monday, July 18th, 2022

Daily News Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 16:41


Good Monday ladies and gentleman, this is Garrison Hardie with your CrossPolitic Daily News Brief for Monday, July 18th, 2022. I hope you all had a fantastic weekend with you and yours’, so let’s start this week off right. Here’s what you may have missed over the weekend: https://www.foxnews.com/sports/lia-thomas-nominated-university-pennsylvania-ncaa-woman-year-award Lia Thomas nominated by University of Pennsylvania for NCAA 'Woman of the Year' award The University of Pennsylvania nominated swimmer Lia Thomas for the NCAA "Woman of the Year" award. According to an announcement from the NCAA, the University of Pennsylvania nominated the transgender athlete for the award, which recognizes female student-athletes. "Established in 1991, the award recognizes female student-athletes who have exhausted their eligibility and distinguished themselves in their community, in athletics and in academics throughout their college careers," the NCAA nomination page reads. NCAA member schools "are encouraged to celebrate their top graduating female student-athletes by nominating them for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award," the announcement reads. After member schools make their nominations, their conference can then select up to two nominees. Thomas, a former swimmer at the University of Pennsylvania, won the 500-yard freestyle event at the 2022 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships Thursday. Her participation in college women's swimming has brought on a national debate, with some saying that she has an unfair advantage over other athletes. Riley Gaines, a swimmer at the University of Kentucky who tied with Lia Thomas for fifth place at the NCAA swimming championships, said that a majority of females aren't okay with the trajectory of female sports. "The majority of us female athletes, or females in general, really, are not okay with this, and they're not okay with the trajectory of this and how this is going and how it could end up in a few years," Gaines said on the "Unmuted with Marsha" podcast with Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn. She was referring to the NCAA's refusal to change the rules in order to protect competitiveness in female sports. The University of Pennsylvania also nominated Iuliia Bryzgalova for the award, who plays tennis at the school. Hey, speaking of playing dress-up, https://www.foxnews.com/politics/judge-biden-admin-transgender-school-bathroom-athletes Judge blocks Biden admin's transgender school bathroom rule for athletes A federal judge has blocked a directive from President Joe Biden’s administration that allowed transgender workers and students to use school restrooms matching their gender identities. It also allowed transgender athletes to join sports teams corresponding with their chosen genders. The directive was blocked by Judge Charles Atchley Jr. of the Eastern District of Tennessee, a Trump appointee, after a coalition of 20 Republican attorneys general sued last year, Reuters reported. The plaintiffs argued the federal directive clashed with state laws and prevented states from enforcing their own laws that banned transgender school bathroom use. Judge Atchley agreed, saying in his opinion the states "cannot continue regulating pursuant to their state laws while simultaneously complying with Defendants' guidance," Reuters reported. The states also argued the Biden administration's Justice Department, the Department of Education and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission — the defendants in the case — improperly justified the bathroom directive through the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Bostock v. Clayton County. In the case, Clayton County fired county employee Gerald Bostock for "unbecoming" behavior after he participated in a gay recreational softball league. The Supreme Court ruled in 2020, that workplace sex discrimination in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 should extend to sexual orientation and gender identity. The high court said in its decision they were not deciding whether "sex-segregated bathrooms, locker rooms, and dress codes' violate Title VII." The department suggested the court’s decision should be applied to sex-segregated bathrooms — but Judge Atchley disagreed. The Supreme Court in Bostock "explicitly refused to decide whether 'sex-segregated bathrooms, locker rooms, and dress codes' violate Title VII," the judge said in his opinion, Reuters reported. Oklahoma Attorney General John O'Connor, who was among the plaintiffs, called the decision "a major victory for women's sports and for the privacy and safety of girls and women in their school bathrooms and locker rooms," per the report. Man, I need a palate cleanser after that one… and I know just the thing! Gold River Trading Co. Are you tired of buying sugary drinks and coffee from large woke corporations? Throw a tea party! Gold River Trading Co. is an American company that offers premium alternatives for Americans who enjoy a delicious cup of tea. Start your day with Gold River’s invigorating American Breakfast Blend, cool down with a pitcher of crisp & refreshing Iced Tea, or unwind with Chamomile Herbal tea. Explore a variety of high-quality blends and enjoy a healthy, flavorful alternative from an American company that shares your values. Go to goldriverco.com and save 10% off all orders using discount code CROSSPOLITIC at checkout. https://justthenews.com/nation/states/center-square/fiscal-year-through-june-more-2-million-encounters-southern-border Let’s shift focus to our southern border… More than 2 million illegal border encounters so far in fiscal 2022 More than 2 million people have been encountered or apprehended at the U.S. southern border in fiscal 2022 through June, according to official data released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. It’s the largest number recorded in a fiscal year in U.S. history. They total 2,002,604 from over 150 countries. In June, a record 207,416 people were apprehended, the highest number recorded in June in the history of the Department of Homeland Security. The total includes those apprehended and encountered by U.S. Border Patrol and Office of Field Operations staff. They exclude gotaways first reported by The Center Square, which includes at least another 50,009 people. The total for June, including gotaways, was 257,425, a record high for the month. “Gotaways” is the official term used by Border Patrol to describe foreign nationals who enter the U.S. illegally and don’t surrender at ports of entry but intentionally seek to evade capture from law enforcement. They are currently in the U.S. and no one in law enforcement knows who or where they are. The last time encounters were nearly this high was the last summer of the presidency of Bill Clinton. In June 2000, 117,469 people were encountered/apprehended at the southern border, excluding gotaways. In May, CBP reported the highest monthly total of apprehensions at the southern border in recorded U.S. history of 239,416, excluding another minimum 70,793 recorded gotaways. In April, CBP reported 235,478 total encounters/apprehensions; in March, 222,239; in February, 165,902; in January, 154,816. The totals all exclude gotaway data. Despite a record number of people coming to the southern border, CBP says it “continues to enforce U.S. immigration law and apply consequences to those without a legal basis to remain in the U.S. “Current restrictions at the U.S. border have not changed; single adults and families encountered at the southwest border will continue to be expelled, where appropriate, under CDC’s Title 42 Order. Those who are not expelled will be processed under the long-standing Title 8 authority and placed into removal proceedings.” But this isn’t what’s happening, Republican governors and attorneys general nationwide argue. This week, 19 AGs filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of a lawsuit filed by Texas and Louisiana. The lawsuit was filed in response to a directive issued by DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas that drastically altered deportation policy, which the states argue contradicts federal law established by Congress and allows more people to stay in the U.S. illegally, including violent criminals. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis implemented a range of policies to combat what he describes as the “Biden border crisis,” including suing over the Biden administration’s “catch and release” and other programs. Texas and Missouri have sued the administration over several border security issues, including halting border wall construction and reimplementing an Obama-era program allowing illegal immigrants to remain in the country. Texas and Arizona also have implemented a range of border security measures costing their states’ taxpayers a combined multiple billions of dollars to thwart criminal activity stemming from the southern border. And Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says his state’s law enforcement officials have confiscated enough fentanyl to kill nearly every man, woman and child in the U.S., which is brought into Texas illegally from Mexico. Accountable 2U ​​https://Accountable2You.com/FLF Using a smartphone or computer opens the door to a host of digital temptations. In a world saturated with pornography and other harmful content, what's a Christian to do? We need to take a proactive approach, welcoming transparency in our digital media choices—and Accountable2You makes that easy. Their accountability software shares detailed activity reports from all your devices, and your kids' devices, in real time to the accountability partners that you choose. With accountability in place, your family can effectively guard against temptations online and live with purity and integrity. Learn more and try it free at Accountable2You.com/FLF https://www.outkick.com/gavin-newsom-threatens-action-against-ucla-due-to-big-10-move/ Now for the topic that I love… sports! GAVIN NEWSOM THREATENS ACTION AGAINST UCLA DUE TO BIG 10 MOVE Gavin Newsom continues to put himself in his favorite place to be; the news. This time he’s making headlines with regards to UCLA’s impending 2024 move out of the Pac-12 Conference to the Big 10. In a recent interview with Fox 11 in Los Angeles, Newsom explained how he heard about UCLA’s decision and his initial reactions to it. He specifically highlighted that UCLA did not give advance notice to the University of California system’s Board of Regents, saying the negotiations were “done in isolation” and without their “oversight or support.” The full quote is even more critical, with Newsom implying he was frustrated with finding out about it in the news like everyone else: Gavin Newsom says UC regents not consulted about UCLA leaving Pac-12- Play 0:20-1:42 For his part, Martin Jarmond, the UCLA Athletic Director, claimed the move was mostly about increasing “exposure” in the NIL era. By opening the school up to potentially more nationally televised games and East Coast markets, Jarmond says they can now provide an enhanced opportunity for student-athletes to find “their voice and their brand and what’s important to them.” But importantly, Newsom also signaled that UCLA might not be able to pack their bags as quickly as expected. During the interview he stated that the Regents have already been “looking into it” with regards to potential options: UCLA has been in deep financial trouble, accruing over $100 million in debt in just the past few years. The Big 10 currently offers significant revenue advantages over the Pac-12 and undoubtedly will allow UCLA to clear up its poor finances more quickly. Whether or not Newsom and the UC Board of Regents will be able to do anything to stop or slow the move remains to be seen. But it’s odd that Newsom is on one hand claiming that he’s a champion of “freedom” in California while doing his best to impede UCLA’s freedom to improve their stature and financial situation. Like many who have fled his state’s managerial incompetence, UCLA has found greener pastures with an organization based elsewhere. Newsom apparently just doesn’t like losing. Newsome is crushing California’s economy so hard, that even his woke universities are making the most of capitalism, in order to find greener pastures… As a football fan, I kind of get it. The Pac-12 has done a poor job of getting the west-coast schools exposure when it comes to televised games… especially because the east coast is already going to be asleep during a lot of the prime time competitions for the Pac-12. Do you really think someone in Eastern time is going to stay up and watch a 3 & a half hour long football game? No thanks. This has been your CrossPolitic Daily News Brief… If you liked the show, hit that share button for me would ya? If you want to sign up for a club membership, a magazine subscription, or sign up for our conference, you can do all of that by visiting fightlaughfeast.com. And as always, if you’d like to become a corporate partner at CrossPolitic, we should talk… email me at garrison@fightlaughfeast.com. For CrossPolitic News, I’m Garrison Hardie. Have a great day, and you’ll be hearing from me, tomorrow! Lord bless.

Daily News Brief
Daily News Brief for Tuesday, July 6th, 2022

Daily News Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 16:54


CrossPolitic Daily News Brief for Wednesday July 6h, 2022 FLF Conference Plug: Folks, our upcoming Fight Laugh Feast Conference is just 4-months away from happening in Knoxville TN, October 6-8! Don't miss beer & psalms, our amazing lineup of speakers which includes George Gilder, Jared Longshore, Pastor Wilson, Dr. Ben Merkle, Pastor Toby, and we can’t say yet…also dont miss our awesome vendors, meeting new friends, and stuff for the kids too…like jumpy castles and accidental infant baptisms! Also, did you know, you can save money, by signing up for a Club Membership. So, go to FightLaughFeast.com and sign up for a club membership and then register for the conference with that club discount. We can’t wait to fellowship, sing Psalms, and celebrate God’s goodness in Knoxville October 6-8. . 476K Migrant Got-Aways Recorded in 2022 So Far https://www.breitbart.com/border/2022/07/05/exclusive-476k-migrant-got-aways-recorded-in-2022-so-far/ According to Breitbart: “More than 476,000 migrants eluded apprehension by the Border Patrol this fiscal year, according to a source within Customs and Border Protection. The total already eclipses the 389,000 got-aways from FY2021. The source says the number, recorded daily, is based on evidence collected by a range of technology systems and aerial drones that capture images. The metric is usually not released by CBP. Historically, the Border Patrol has relied upon traditional sign-cutting techniques to locate and count footprints and other physical evidence left behind at popular migrant crossings. The latter metric has been all but removed from the equation because manpower is redirected to daily migrant care. The average migrant got-away count, recorded since the fiscal year began in October, remains at roughly 1,700 per day. According to the source, more than 7,000 migrants are arrested by the agency on most days. In some areas, large migrant groups are taxing Border Patrol resources and contributing to the increase in got-aways. As reported by Breitbart Texas, in one Texas border town, 1,772 migrants were apprehended in one day. In April, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testified to members of the House Judiciary Committee that there were more than 389,000 got-aways in FY 2021. At the current pace, the total projected number of got-aways will nearly double last year’s count, according to the source. The source says the situation along the southern border will likely worsen. After a recent Supreme Court ruling, DHS will soon end the Trump era Migrant Protection Protocol program also known as Remain in Mexico. DHS Secretary Mayorkas expressed his approval over the ruling that allows the agency to stop returning migrants to Mexico to await asylum processing.” 23 Million California Residents to Receive up to $1,050 in Inflation Relief Funds https://finance.yahoo.com/news/23-million-california-residents-receive-155218841.html According to Yahoo: “On June 30, California approved an inflation relief package — one which will see 23 million residents of the state receive a direct payment of up to $1,050. The $17 billion inflation relief package includes $9.5 billion for tax refunds to help address inflation and offset rising prices. Governor Gavin newsom and Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon said in a joint statement” “California’s budget addresses the state’s most pressing needs, and prioritizes getting dollars back into the pockets of millions of Californians who are grappling with global inflation and rising prices of everything from gas to groceries,” “The centerpiece of the agreement, a $17 billion inflation relief package, will offer tax refunds to millions of working Californians. Twenty-three million Californians will benefit from direct payments of up to $1,050. The package will also include a suspension of the state sales tax on diesel, and additional funds to help people pay their rent and utility bills,” they added. The amount of the California inflation relief payments varies depending on the income and dependents in the household, and eligibility is divided into three categories. Payments are expected to be going out to individuals by the end of Oct. 2022 and conclude by the middle of Jan. 2023, according to California’s Franchise Tax Board. Couples filing jointly with an income of $150,000 or less can receive $1,050 with a dependent, and $700 without a dependent. Couples with an income of $150,001 to $250,000 will receive $750 with a dependent and $500 without a dependent. Couples filing jointly with an income of $250,001 to $500,000 are slated to receive $600 with a dependent and $400 without one. For heads of households making $150,000 or less, they qualify for $700 with a dependent and $350 without. Those with an income of $150,001 to $250,000 qualify for $500 with a dependent and $250 without. As for those with an income of $250,001 to $500,000, they qualify for $400 with a dependent, and $200 without.” CPI projections, which are low, project that the average household will experience an increase in about $5K of inflated expenses as a result of inflation…but I think it will be more like $15 to $20K. New York Effectively Nullifies The Supreme Court’s Latest Pro-Second Amendment Decision https://thefederalist.com/2022/07/05/new-york-effectively-nullifies-the-supreme-courts-latest-pro-second-amendment-decision/ According to the Federalist: “New York Gov. Kathy Hochul ushered in the long Independence Day weekend by signing legislation crafted in response to Supreme Court’s recent decision. he U.S. Supreme Court has made clear that the Second Amendment guarantees law-abiding citizens the right to keep and bear arms for self-defense, both in their homes and in public. On Friday, New York responded that it didn’t care. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul ushered in the long Independence Day weekend on Friday by signing into law legislation crafted in response to the Supreme Court’s recent decision in New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, Inc. v. Bruen. Just more than a week earlier, the U.S. Supreme Court in Bruen had declared that New York’s prior “may issue” gun licensing scheme, which prohibited individuals from carrying concealed handguns unless they “demonstrate[d] a special need for self-protection distinguishable from that of the general community,” violated the Second Amendment. In reaching that conclusion, the high court stressed that the right to “bear arms,” by necessity, applies outside the home. The New York legislature responded by calling an extraordinary session and then passing the bill Hochul signed into law on Friday. That hastily passed statute established detailed regulations governing a citizen’s right to obtain a permit to carry a concealed weapon and added restrictive limits to where such concealed weapons could be carried. Both aspects of the New York legislation run headlong into the Supreme Court’s analysis in Bruen—and potentially First Amendment jurisprudence. … The larger constitutional problem with New York’s revised conceal-carry law concerns the state’s attempt to, in essence, declare most public spaces “sensitive locations” in which guns cannot be carried even by permitted individuals. Specifically, the statute makes it a felony to carry firearms “in or upon a sensitive location,” then provides an exhaustive list of sensitive locations which, because of its constitutional significance, is excerpted in full below: (a) any place owned or under the control of federal, state or local government, for the purpose of government administration, including courts; (b) any location providing health, behavioral health, or chemical dependance care or services; (c) any place of worship or religious observation; (d) libraries, public playgrounds, public parks, and zoos; (e) the location of any program licensed, regulated, certified, funded, or approved by the office of children and family services that provides services to children, youth, or young adults, any legally exempt childcare provider; a childcare program for which a permit to operate such program has been issued by the department of health and mental hygiene pursuant to the health code of the city of New York; (f) nursery schools, preschools, and summer camps; (g) the location of any program licensed, regulated, certified, operated, or funded by the office for people with developmental disabilities; (h) the location of any program licensed, regulated, certified, operated, or funded by office of addiction services and supports; (i) the location of any program licensed, regulated, certified, operated, or funded by the office of mental health; (j) the location of any program licensed, regulated, certified, operated, or funded by the office of temporary and disability assistance; (k) homeless shelters, runaway homeless youth shelters, family shelters, shelters for adults, domestic violence shelters, and emergency shelters, and residential programs for victims of domestic violence; (l) residential settings licensed, certified, regulated, funded, or operated by the department of health; (m) in or upon any building or grounds, owned or leased, of any educational institutions, colleges and universities, licensed private career schools, school districts, public schools, private schools licensed under article one hundred one of the education law, charter schools, non-public schools, board of cooperative educational services, special act schools, preschool special education programs, private residential or non-residential schools for the education of students with disabilities, and any state-operated or state-supported schools; (n) any place, conveyance, or vehicle used for public transportation or public transit, subway cars, train cars, buses, ferries, railroad, omnibus, marine or aviation transportation; or any facility used for or in connection with service in the transportation of passengers, airports, train stations, subway and rail stations, and bus terminals; (o) any establishment issued a license for on-premise consumption pursuant to article four, four-A, five, or six of the alcoholic beverage control law where alcohol is consumed and any establishment licensed under article four of the cannabis law for on-premise consumption; (p) any place used for the performance, art entertainment, gaming, or sporting events such as theaters, stadiums, racetracks, museums, amusement parks, performance venues, concerts, exhibits, conference centers, banquet halls, and gaming facilities and video lottery terminal facilities as licensed by the gaming commission; (q) any location being used as a polling place; (r) any public sidewalk or other public area restricted from general public access for a limited time or special event that has been issued a permit for such time or event by a governmental entity, or subject to specific, heightened law enforcement protection, or has otherwise had such access restricted by a governmental entity, provided such location is identified as such by clear and conspicuous signage; (s) any gathering of individuals to collectively express their constitutional rights to protest or assemble; (t) the area commonly known as Times Square, as such area is determined and identified by the city of New York; provided such area shall be clearly and conspicuously identified with signage. Merely skimming these provisions confirms the breadth of the new law, which leaves New York residents with few public places where they may legally carry a gun for self-defense. That bottom line strikes to the core of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Bruen that the Second Amendment guarantees a right for law-abiding, responsible citizens to carry a firearm in public for purposes of self-defense. New York’s expansive list of supposedly “sensitive locations” likewise ignores the Supreme Court’s analysis in Bruen.” Armored Republic The Mission of Armored Republic is to Honor Christ by equipping Free Men with Tools of Liberty necessary to preserve God-given rights. In the Armored Republic there is no King but Christ. We are Free Craftsmen. Body Armor is a Tool of Liberty. We create Tools of Liberty. Free men must remain ever vigilant against tyranny wherever it appears. God has given us the tools of liberty needed to defend the rights He bestowed to us. Armored Republic is honored to offer you those Tools. Visit them, at ar500armor.com After SCOTUS win on EPA case, Patrick Morrisey takes aim at SEC https://justthenews.com/government/courts-law/satafter-scotus-win-epa-case-wv-ag-patrick-morrisey-takes-aim-sec According to Just the News “After the Supreme Court handed him a win on Thursday limiting the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency, West Virginia Republican Attorney General Patrick Morrisey next takes aim at the Biden administration's effort to use its powers to regulate capital markets through the Securities and Exchange Commission to push its environmental agenda. The Supreme Court on Thursday curtailed the EPA's ability to restrict power plant emissions under the Clean Air Act. Morrisey, who brought the suit on behalf of his coal-dependent state, celebrated the ruling on the John Solomon Reports podcast. The legal implications of the decision far transcend environmental policy alone, according to the attorney general. "We wanted to say this is really about maintaining the separation of powers, not climate change, because it was about who gets to make the major decisions of the day, not necessarily what those decisions are, but who gets to make it," said Morrisey. "And the reason that's so important, is because when you have something so fundamental, a vast economic and political significance, you want the people's representatives to make a decision, and to have clear statements, clear lines of delegation to the federal agencies," he added. "And that did not happen here. That's why the court said that it was not going to allow the Clean Power Plan or similar type of regulation to go forward." Morrisey expressed optimism that the ruling would effectively limit overreach by federal regulators and arm states with a legal basis to challenge similar initiatives in the future. "I think it helps really solidify this major questions doctrine, so that you're gonna be able to limit when the bureaucrats can reach down, seize power, and try to take some one strand of ambiguity and turn it into a major rulemaking with incredible burdens on the American people," he said. "And so I am really gratified that the court resolves it on those grounds, as opposed to just merely some technical grounds." Rush toward green energy has left US 'incredibly' vulnerable to summer blackouts, expert warns https://www.foxnews.com/us/rush-green-energy-has-left-us-incredibly-vulnerable-summer-blackouts-expert-warns Did you know renewable energy is putting the country at risk of power outages this summer? The government’s push to renewable energy and away from traditional energy sources is silly. Daniel Turner, founder and executive director at Power the Future told Fox News that he “think(s) the entire country is incredibly vulnerable, because the entire country is facing a huge energy shortage and I don’t think there is any place that is truly safe,", told Fox News. Turner went on to argue that outages will most likely affect the poor and minority neighborhoods. "They will choose what neighborhoods go into darkness," Turner said. "Historically, when we have done this, we have chosen poor and usually minority neighborhoods to do that." Previously planned power outages in states such as California have a history of disproportionately impacting poor neighborhoods, including one instance in 2019 where a poor, mostly Hispanic neighborhood in Sonoma County had its power cut for eight days in October. The deliberate outages not only plunged residents of the area into darkness for days, but the resulting food spoilage strained already tight budgets. "Even if the electricity doesn’t arrive… the bills do," one resident said at the time. "Look who they shut off. Have you ever seen a Kardashian complain about lack of power, or Silicon Valley… Facebook’s headquarters? They’re all fine… they’re never the ones plunged into darkness," Turner said. Washington Post says you need to “calm down and back off” regarding inflation: https://video.foxnews.com/v/6308394937112 Play clip: start to .54 mark This is the Waterboy with your CrossPolitic Daily News Brief. We appreciate your sharing this news brief with your friends, joining our club, and we hope to see you at our Fight Laugh Feast conference Oct. 6th-8th in Knoxville. You can take all these steps at www.FightLaughFeast.com.