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CNN anchor grills ‘reckless’ AZ sheriff for publishing bus route of refugee children

CNN anchor Carol Costello on Wednesday pressed an Arizona sheriff after he published the bus route of refugee children, sparking protests from anti-immigrant demonstrators. On Tuesday, angry protesters had used trucks to block a road near Oracle in response Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu’s press release revealing that 40 refugees…

Louie Gohmert: Obama won’t ‘defend women’ from ‘hundreds of thousands’ of immigrant rapists

Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert (R) asserted this week that the crisis of women and children refugees seeking protection inside U.S. borders was so serious that it put “our continued existence at risk.” During a speech on the House floor on Tuesday, the Texas congressman renewed his called for border states…

Seattle women’s group threatened with gun violence after supporting background checks

A Seattle women’s group said this week that a bullet-riddled target left outside their offices was meant to intimidate them over their support for a bill that would close background check loopholes. Seattle-King County League of Women Voters Administrative Manager Allison Feher told KIRO that she believed the threat was…

‘Brazen’: WI GOP tried to retroactively legalize campaign abuses after Scott Walker scandal

Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin quietly tried to slip through a bill that was “designed” to decriminalize campaign abuses after prosecutors began investigating Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) associates over illegal issue ads during the 2011 and 2012 recall elections, a report suggested this week. For several years, prosecutors have been investigating…

CNBC’s climate-denying ‘expert’: Carbon is demonized ‘just like the poor Jews under Hitler’

A Princeton professor who CBNC billed as an “industry expert” on the climate said this week that scientists were demonizing carbon dioxide “like the poor Jews under Hitler” in order to perpetrate a global warming hoax. During a Monday interview on the cable business channel, professor William Happer asserted that…

Undocumented journalist Jose Antonio Vargas detained while reporting on refugees in Texas

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, who outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in 2011, was detained by U.S. border patrol agents while reporting on the refugee crisis in Texas on Tuesday. Editor’s Note: This story has been updated. Please see below. Vargas had been reporting from McAllen, a city…

AZ sheriff provokes protesters to block road with trucks to stop ‘invasion’ of 40 child refugees

A group of anti-immigration protesters have gathered in Oracle, Arizona to stop 40 child refugees who have been invited to stay at a ranch for boys. In what mirrors demonstrations in Murrieta, California that forced busses of women and children to turn back earlier this month, protesters in Oracle lined…

Governor tells Iowans to ‘repent’ in official proclamation for Christian revival at Capitol

An official proclamation signed by Gov. Terry Branstad (R-IA) has called on Iowans to pray and repent on a daily basis. In a public ceremony earlier this year, Branstad signed the proclamation ahead of a July 14 revival at the Iowa Capitol: NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terry E Branstad, as Governor…

Montana man faces life in prison after officers find ‘actively growing marijuana plants’

A Montana man could spend the rest of his life in prison if he is found guilty of growing marijuana plants. According to an affidavit obtained by the Independent Record, the Missouri River Drug Task Force obtained a search warrant for 22-year-old Chance McKenzie Bowen’s home in Helena after receiving…

Ex-CO cop gets 30 days work release for years of abusing girl: Zip-tying, punching, choking

A former Colorado police officer who was found guilty of abusing a 15-year-old girl over a period of years was sentenced to 30 days of work release and three years of probation this week. Last year, 35-year-old Berthoud Officer Jeremy Yachik was charged with four counts of child abuse and…

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