Saturday, January 25, 2020

MixedTimes - Adam Shaw

NYPD union leader sides with ICE against de Blasio over ‘sanctuary’-tied murder: ‘He owns this’

A top New York Police Department union official on Friday called on Mayor Bill de Blasio to “own” the consequences of the city’s sanctuary policies-- while insisting officers want to be allowed to work with federal immigration enforcement -- after an illegal immigrant who was freed in November is alleged to have sexually assaulted and murdered a 92-year-old woman.

Pompeo's decision not to run in Kansas Senate race boosts immigration hawk Kris Kobach

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s decision to rule out a run for the open Senate seat in Kansas gives a major boost to fellow Republican and former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach -- a favorite among immigration hawks who is promisingto bring a tough line on both legal and illegal immigration to Washington if elected.

North Korea says Trump birthday greeting not enough to restart talks

North Korea on Saturday said that a Happy Birthday greeting from President Trump was not enough to bring Pyongyang back to the negotiating table -- saying that a good relationship between Trump and dictator Kim Jong Un was just “personal.

Iran demands UN condemn US killing of Soleimani, says it 'reserves right to self-defense'

The Iranian regime is lobbying the United Nations in an effort to secure international condemnation of the U.S. strike that took out Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani earlier this week, describing the strike as a “gross violation” of international law and saying it “reserves its inherent right to self-defense.

Soleimani's takedown fuels new partisan warfare on Capitol Hill

The killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in a U.S. airstrike late Thursday immediately touched off a fresh partisan clash on Capitol Hill -- with Republicans cheering the death of the brutal military commander as long overdue, and Democrats voicing concerns that they weren’t consulted and thatit could drag the U.S.

Rudy Giuliani says he is willing to testify at Trump impeachment trial

Rudy Giuliani said Tuesday that he would be willing to testify at President Trump’s impeachment trial, telling reporters that he would “love to try the case” and that he has learned of “vast” corruption involving Democrats and Ukraine.

Dem-led committee prepares impeachment resolution for House floor

The Democratic-led House Rules Committee on Tuesday began a marathon session to prepare the ground rules for what is almost certain to be a furious showdown vote on the House floor to adopt articles of impeachmentagainst President Trump.

Corbyn's bloodbath defeat in UK election sends 'catastrophic warning' to 2020 Dems

Left-wing Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn saw his party mauled in Britain’s general election Thursday as its strongholds across the country fell to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party -- a dramatic result that commentators on both sides of the pond are seeing as a warning to socialist-leaning Democrats ahead of the U.S.

Farm bill panned as mass ‘amnesty’ for illegal immigrants heads to vote in House

As all eyes are on theHouse impeachment inquiry, elsewhere an agricultural bill that could provide a path to legal status for millions of illegal immigrantsis rumbling through the chamber —leading immigration hawks to accuse lawmakers of trying to sneak in anamnesty while the nation is distracted.

Border apprehensions dropped in November for 6th consecutive month, per DHS data

Law enforcement apprehended or turned away 42,649 migrants at the southern border in November, according to preliminary data reviewed by Fox News -- a sixth month of declinesthat the administration is hailing as proof that thesetof policies and initiatives to combat the border crisis is working.

Nadler then and now: 1998 video shows Dem saying impeachment would ‘overturn’ will of voters

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., will on Wednesday pick up the baton from his Intelligence Committee counterpart Adam Schiff., D-Calif., as the House’s impeachment inquiry moves to the next step -- but it is a far cry from 1998 for Nadler, where he warned that an impeachment would “overturn the popular will of the voters.

Trump boosts Boris Johnson as he shoots down Corbyn's NHS claim

President Trump on Tuesday gave British Prime Minister Boris Johnson a boost in his party's fight for re-election, as he shot down a central claim by the left-wing Labour Party that the country’s National Health Service (NHS) would be “sold off” to American companiesas part of a post-Brexit trade deal.

Trump hits Macron for ‘non-answer’ on ISIS fighters, in tense meeting overseas

President Trump tangled with French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday in a tense exchange in front of reporters in London, where Trump asked Macron if he’d like to take back “some nice ISIS fighters” and then dinged him for his“non-answer” -- just hours after he challenged the French premier’s rebuke of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

Dems’ doomsday scenario: Could anxious moderates scuttle impeachment push?

Withimpeachment proceedingsmoving swiftly after a spree of dramatic hearings, the expectation that the House will vote to impeach President Trump and trigger a Senate trial has been treated as a fait accompli-- but the president's allies still see a scenario, howeverremote, where congressional Democrats could fall short.

Trump administration delivers warning to liberal states moving to bar ICE from courthouses

EXCLUSIVE: Attorney General Bill Barr and Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf are warning state supreme courts in Washington and Oregon that moves to stop federal immigration enforcement from making arrests in and around courthouses willcreate an “unacceptable risk” by letting illegal immigrants convicted of violent crimes loose in communities.

Trump weighs in on tight Louisiana gubernatorial race as polls open

President Trump urged Louisiana voters to oust Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards on Saturday, as polls opened in a tight race that Republicans hope will deliver them a vital seat less than a year before Election Day, and show Trump’s own political strength.

Chad Wolf sworn in as DHS chief, names Ken Cuccinelli as deputy

Chad Wolf was sworn in Wednesday as the new acting Department of Homeland Security secretary, and in doing so announced that Acting U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Ken Cuccinelli will be serving as his number two -- a move that is likely to be welcomed by immigration hawks.