I’ll say this for our criminal Attorney General, he comes a lot closer to saying what he really means than Obama does. And what he says and what he means are both ominous.
(Holder) is also critical of the conservative majority on the Supreme Court. Chief Justice John Roberts’ famous formula — “the way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race” — troubles him.
“There are still [racial] issues we as a society are working our way through,” Holder said. “And the lack of desire to do that, I think, undermines the ability that I think is inherent in the American people to make progress. But it also does not prepare us for demographic changes, the likes of which this country has never seen.”
He added: “The justice system is part of the larger society and to the extent there are racial issues we are still grappling with, it is not a shock that you are going to see them in the justice system… [There is] a whole range of ways the justice system, if it is run properly, can make this country the country it wants to be.”
Militants with the Islamic State, formerly known by the acronym ISIS, launched a complex invasion into Lebanon on Sunday, overwhelming Lebanese troops and securing Arsal, a city predominantly made up of Syrian refugees. The sophistication of the attack came as a surprise to Beirut, whose underfunded army “says it doesn’t have the proper weapons to fight off militants,” according to the Wall Street Journal. The Islamic State, meanwhile, might be making as much as $3 million a day selling crude oil on the black market.
It is too soon to tell where the expansion of the Islamic State will stop, but militants continue to gain ground and infrastructure—taking, for instance, Mosul’s largest dam on Sunday, putting in their hands control of the region’s electrical power and the ability to flood the valleys below.
The new Caliphate is entrenching itself and growing into an existential threat for not only the Shi’ite population of southern Iraq, but for Iran also. Shi’ite paramilitary groups, including divisions of Hezbollah, have been fighting Sunni extremists, including ISIS, on behalf of the Assad regime in Syria, but many of them are rushing back to Iraq to defend the sacred shrines of Shia Islam. Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Guards are not merely advising these militants, but dying on the front lines of the battle, too, Reutersreports. Tehran, however, insists that it does not have troops on the ground, despite the support Iran has lent resistance fighters, both officially and unofficially.
ASHINGTON EXAMINER) President Obama is asking Congress for $3.7 billion to respond to the immigration crisis at the Texas border — nearly twice as much as early reports expected him to request.
Of those funds, more than half, $1.8 billion, would go to the Department of Health and Human Services to house and care for the 52,000 unaccompanied children apprehended along the border after crossing into the border and the tens of thousands more expected in the coming months.
The Homeland Security Department’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement division would receive $1.1 billion to pay for more a more border enforcement units in Central American countries and the apprehension and detention of adults traveling with minors, and transportation costs involved.
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/07/obama-wants-3-7-billion-to-handle-illegals/#IXKpuovsK8pFR0DO.99
Every day, thousands of illegals are flooding our borders at a cost of $252 per illegal to US taxpayers. Just wait until we’re paying for their housing, food and health care!
Newspapers in El Salvador and Honduras are promoting policies by the Obama administration that defer deportation to minors brought to the United States as children by their parents — known as “Dreamers” — and those that are housing illegal children at military bases in the South and West.
“Almost all agree that a child who crossed the border illegally with their parents, or in search of a father or a better life, was not making an adult choice to break our laws, and should be treated differently than adult violators of the law,” Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is quoted in a story about a new two-year extension of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act published by Diario El Mundo in El Salvador.
Signed by President Barack Obama in 2012, the law grants temporary legal status to many young illegal immigrants, ending the threat of deportation for at least two years.
The policy, however, does not entitle the immigrants to state services. The law was renewed for two more years.
President Barack Obama will speak in Denver’s Cheesman Park on July 9, and Senator Mark Udall (D-CO), Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper (D), and congressional candidate Andrew Romanoff (D-CO), will not be there.
All three will be on the ballot this November and all three say “prior commitments” will prevent them from attending the event with Obama.
According to The Denver Post, Udall, Hickenlooper, and Romanoff are all three “in the fight of their political careers.”
For example, Udall’s pro-amnesty position is receiving more and more press with each passing day. And Hickenlooper’s false statements on gun control, his fumbling of questions on gun control from Weld County Sheriff John Cooke, and his admission that he would sign gun control again if given the chance, sparked a firestorm in the media in early June.
To be seen standing side-by-side in Denver with a pro-amnesty and pro-gun control President could be politically detrimental for these men. Thus CO Republican Chairman Ryan Call thinks Udall and Hickenlooper are “doing everything they can to run [from Obama].”