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Kismayo attack: 26 dead as gunmen storm Somali hotel
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Home Front: Politix
Trump DOJ scores rare win on sanctuary city crackdown in appeals court
[Fox News] President Trump notched a win on Friday in a federal appeals court, which upheld a Department of Justice method for cracking down on sanctuary cities.

In a 2-1 decision that overturns a nationwide injunction, the DOJ is now allowed to give preferential treatment for community policing grants to cities that don't defy federal immigration enforcement.

"The department is pleased that the court recognized the lawful authority of the administration to provide favorable treatment when awarding discretionary law enforcement grants to jurisdictions that assist in enforcing federal immigration laws," the DOJ said in a statement.

While the Trump administration has faced numerous obstacles in cutting funding to sanctuary cities, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals appears to make an exception for the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grant program, which is meant to help cities hire more police officers.

Other factors in the program's "points" system include the hiring of veterans, and the occurrence of school shootings within a jurisdiction. In 2017, the DOJ under then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions implemented points that benefit non-sanctuary cities.

Judges Sandra Ikuta and Jay Bybee, who ruled in the DOJ's favor, were appointees of President George W. Bush.

"Cooperation relating to enforcement of federal immigration law is in pursuit of the general welfare, and meets the low bar of being germane to the federal interest in providing the funding to 'address crime and disorder problems, and otherwise ... enhance public safety,'" Ikuta stated.
Posted by: Frank G || 07/13/2019 08:32 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6458 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Progress.
Posted by: Lex || 07/13/2019 11:05 Comments || Top||

Congressional Black Caucus Slams Justice Dems for Targeting Black Reps
[Free Beacon] Democratic lawmakers in the Congressional Black Caucus expressed anger over Justice Democrats attempting to oust black lawmakers in the primaries, saying the group's strategy is "a bunch of B.S."

Justice Democrats, a progressive group aligned with freshman representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.), is publicly backing primary challengers to several CBC members, including Reps. William Lacy Clay (Mo.) and Hakeem Jeffries (N.Y.). Reps. Yvette Clarke (N.Y.), Joyce Beatty (Ohio), Emanuel Cleaver (Mo.) and Anthony Brown (D-Md.) have also expressed concerns about potentially being targeted in future weeks and months, according to the Hill.

Rep. Gregory Meeks, a senior CBC member and Queens Democratic Party boss, told the Hill it "seems strange" that "social Democrats seem to be targeting members of the Congressional Black Caucus, individuals who have stood and fought to make sure that African Americans are included and part of this process."

"I don't know what that agenda is, but if they want to come after members of the Black Caucus, it's two ways," Meeks said.

Clay, who has represented his district since 2001, said it's "insulting" to the intelligence of voters in Missouri for Justice Democrats to target him.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/13/2019 00:33 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under:

It’s 1:03 a.m. EDT and I’m already tired of your nonsense, Mr. McCoy. If you are able to behave like a gentleman you may try again on Sunday, but today nothing you post will be allowed to stay up.

— trailing wife for the moderators
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 07/13/2019 0:55 Comments || Top||

#2  No Justice Democrats? No Piece of the Action!
Posted by: Alistaire Gonque8032 || 07/13/2019 4:50 Comments || Top||

#3  As the left end of the left abides by "no turning back" and "by any means necessary," this should be fun.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/13/2019 8:06 Comments || Top||

#4  Yes, fun. Like watching white ants fight african american ants.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/13/2019 8:14 Comments || Top||

#5  Break out the popcorn for this Dem grudge match. I like mine with Shallot salt...try it!
Posted by: Warthog || 07/13/2019 8:53 Comments || Top||

#6  Someone didn’t get the memory that ‘Brown and Illegal’ is the new ‘black’.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 07/13/2019 9:44 Comments || Top||

#7  Police in Washington state say an armed man was shot and killed early Saturday after trying to attack a local Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center.
Posted by: Phaick Uneretle6310 || 07/13/2019 16:21 Comments || Top||

#8  He was armed with a long gun and was throwing incendiary devices. AOC's idiotic hot war revolution against the sovereignty of this US has begun. Incarcerate the tramp.
Posted by: Phaick Uneretle6310 || 07/13/2019 16:23 Comments || Top||

#9  From what I've heard, if AOC et al. don't shut up soon, they're gonna be primaried by the whole DNC.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 07/13/2019 19:55 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Culture Wars
House rejects 2 AOC amendments to limit Trump border crackdown
This attention-seeking incoherent imbecile is really making friends. Can't even get her measures passed in the Dem Majority House. Order popcorn
[NY Post] The Democratic-led House rejected Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez-led efforts Friday to curb President Trump's border crackdown.

Two amendments Ocasio-Cortez authored to a defense authorization bill failed to get enough support from her colleagues on the House floor Friday.

The Bronx Democrat, who has called for defunding ICE and disbanding the Department of Homeland Security, pushed an amendment to prohibit Trump from deploying troops on the southern border for immigration enforcement.

The House rejected her measure 179-241.

Ocasio-Cortez also sought to bar Trump from using funds to detain undocumented immigrants in Department of Defense facilities.

It failed by a 173-245 vote.

The lefty firebrand said she's not yet giving up hope on undoing some of Trump's immigration policies.

"We're in a moment where immigration is a tough issue in a lot of communities and it's unfortunate that in this go around we weren't able to reverse some of the Trump-era rules," Ocasio-Cortez told The Post.

"But the vote count itself was very encouraging … the next time we go around, it's much more likely to pass," she said.
Yeah, that's what I take from this. Idiot
Posted by: Frank G || 07/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6457 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Would anyone pay attention to this maroon if she didn't have a Twitter account?
Posted by: Lex || 07/13/2019 0:57 Comments || Top||

#2  Trump said a few good words about Pelosi and the Aoc/Nancy troubles brewing, in his short and sweet lawn side conference just before boarding his 'copter.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/13/2019 2:59 Comments || Top||

#3  Just wondering if any of our more talented members have started photo-shopping Nasrallah and AOC together yet. Omar might be a better choice, I suppose. They seem to be converging.
Posted by: Beau || 07/13/2019 4:16 Comments || Top||

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