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Ted Cruz tells pro-slavery radio host that saying ‘anchor baby’ is ‘speaking truth’ to power

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) appeared Friday morning on a radio program hosted by an Iowa conservative who suggested that undocumented immigrants should be pressed into slavery.

The Republican presidential candidate questioned whether there was a constitutional right to birthright citizenship, which is spelled out in the 14th Amendment, during an appearance on Jan Mickelson’s radio program, reported Right Wing Watch.

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Donald Trump, the Republican frontrunner, said this week that some “very good lawyers” had told him that children born in the U.S. to undocumented immigrants were not actually citizens — and Cruz, himself a Harvard-educated attorney, said the issue was a matter of debate.

“You know, it is an open legal question whether changing birthright citizenship could be done through statute or could be done through a constitutional amendment,” Cruz said. “There are serious constitutional scholars on both sides of that argument. As a policy matter, I think it is basic common sense that we shouldn’t be incentivizing illegal immigration, that it doesn’t make sense to provide rewards for people to break the law and come here.”

Cruz said he supported legislation by Rep. Steve King (R-IA) to end birthright citizenship, which the congressman believes can be done without changing the Constitution.

“In the end, I think we should pursue whatever means will be effective in ending birthright citizenship,” said Cruz, the Canada-born son of a Cuban immigrant.

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Mickelson, who said this week undocumented immigrants should become property of the state and forced into servitude, asked Cruz whether he believed the term “anchor babies” was offensive.

“It’s amazing what the media chooses to get offended by,” Cruz said. “They don’t get offended when an illegal alien murders Kate Steinle in San Francisco. They don’t get offended when the Obama administration releases 104,000 violent criminal illegal aliens, and yet they get offended by people trying to solve real public policy.”

Mickelson said that the dictionary lists the slur as offensive, but he said liberals are wrong because the same dictionary also described marriage as a legal relationship between a man and woman.

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“You know, there is power, Jan, to simply speaking the truth, to not engaging in this politically correct nonsense and double-speak,” Cruz said. “Speak honestly and candidly about the challenges we face, whether it’s the assault on marriage — and we have the Supreme Court and the radical left trying to forcibly redefine marriage and to tear down what has been a fundamental building block of our society from time immemorial — or when it comes to, on immigration.”

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Economist who hoped for ‘V-shaped’ recovery now predicting a prolonged downturn even worse than the Great Recession

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Tim Bartik is among the economists who has described the type of “V-shaped” economic recovery he would like to see in the United States following the coronavirus pandemic. Ideally, Bartik has asserted, all the businesses that have been shut down by the pandemic would reopen quickly when it’s safe to do so and put millions of Americans back to work. But journalist Andy Balaskovitz, in an article published in MiBiz on April 8, explains why Bartik (a senior economist at the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research in Kalamazoo, Michigan) now believes that predictions of a “V-shaped recovery” are wishful thinking — and why Americans are in for a lot of economic pain in the months ahead.

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‘Recipe for disaster’: Officials in Florida city say they face ‘unimaginable’ potential death from COVID-19

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Officials in the Florida city of Hialeah are warning that they are uniquely vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic and face the possibility of "unimaginable" death from the disease.

In interviews with The Daily Beast, the officials explained how their large population of senior citizens is at grave risk if Hialeah erupts as a major COVID-19 hotspot.

"I think it is going to get a lot worse," Hialeah Councilman Jesus Tundidor tells The Daily Beast. “The experts have been telling us to expect a peak [in Florida] near the end of the month. As we get more testing sites up and running, the more positive cases we will see. And that will create more fear."

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November 2019 intel report warned of COVID-19 ‘cataclysmic event’ — even as Trump still insists no one saw it coming

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An intelligence report issued in November 2019 warned that COVID-19 could severely disrupt daily life throughout the world and described it as a potential "cataclysmic event."

ABC News reports that the military's National Center for Medical Intelligence (NCMI) late last year issued a report that raised alarms about "an out-of-control disease" that "would pose a serious threat to U.S. forces in Asia."

"Analysts concluded it could be a cataclysmic event," one source tells ABC News, who also says that the report was briefed "multiple times" to the Defense Intelligence Agency, the Pentagon’s Joint Staff and the White House.

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