Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Good morning! In the news today: Obama’s deportation policies under fire after San Francisco murder; Trump unapologetic for comments; Gowdy to call Hillary aides; Greece faces last chance; Iran deadline slips again; and college aid raises tuition.
Have a great day.
Obama deportation policies blasted . . . The Democratic campaign to relax national, state and local deportation policies is fueling outrage ignited by the shocking slaying of a woman in San Francisco by an oft-deported illegal immigrant with seven felony convictions. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte slammed the Obama administration for turning federal requests to detain illegal immigrants into “something voluntary” and “releasing criminals back onto the streets.” Washington Times
White House blames GOP for Steinle death . . . Press Secretary Josh Earnest blamed Republicans for blocking the “kind of investment that we would like to make in securing our border and keeping our communities safe” because they helped kill a comprehensive immigration reform bill that provided a path to citizenship for many illegal immigrants, as well as “historic” funds for border security. Washington Examiner
O’Reilly explodes . . . “The mayor and city supervisors of San Francisco are directly responsible for the murder of Kate Steinle, and the Obama administration is complicit,” Bill O’Reilly of Fox News said. The Blaze
CDC officials: Obama “worst” president, Marxist . . . In an email dated June 9, 2014, CDC Logistics Management Specialist George Roark wrote to CDC Public Health Advisor William Adams that “no country in the world would allow” the influx. Adams replies that “in ten years or less, they’ll all be voting…Commander’s intent…” Roark fires back by describing Obama as “the worst pres we have ever had…he truly is ‘the amateur’ but a Marxist too.” Judicial Watch
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Trump doubles down . . . Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump stood firm Monday on his description of Mexican immigrants as criminals. In his new statement, Trump said “the Mexican government is forcing their most unwanted people into the United States” and claimed that in many cases, they are “criminals, drug dealers, rapists, etc.” Associated Press
The day Trump sued to save his American flag . . . Trump lamented, “The day you need a permit to put up the American flag, that will be a sad day for this country.” Daily Caller
Rubio: NY Times parroting Cuba’s line . . . The Florida Republican presidential candidate is assailing yet another New York Times story about him as a hatchet job. The story ran on Monday depicting Rubio, who is the son of Cuban immigrants, as intensely disliked in Cuba, including the part of the island from which his ancestors hailed. Fox News Latino
The Democrats’ Socialism problem . . . Democratic primaries have always featured liberal insurgent candidates, but perhaps none quite so liberal or insurgent as the socialist senator from Vermont. Sanders’ comments are a reminder of just how far the second-place Democratic presidential candidate stands from the American mainstream on some issues, and the looming reckoning Democrats face with their party’s leftward drift. Politico
Gowdy to call top Hillary aides . . . Chairman Trey Gowdy announced the House Select Committee on Benghazi is “finally” slated to interview top aides to Hillary Clinton about their role in the State Department’s handling of the 2012 terror attack. Among them are Cheryl Mills, Clinton’s chief of staff, Huma Abedin, her deputy, and Jake Sullivan, director of policy planning at State. Washington Examiner
Hillary opposes Israel boycott movement . . . Hillary Clinton promised to “fight back against” the anti-Israel boycott movement, calling it “harmful” to both Israelis and Palestinians in a letter to one of her top donors last week. Washington Free Beacon
Hillary’s campaign is “sinking like a rock,” pollster John Zogby tells Newsmax TV.
Bill Clinton’s Limo to Hermès Cost Taxpayers $8,852 . . . The State Department picked up the tab for the multimillionaire former president’s transportation costs during his trip to Paris last month, government contracts show. Washington Free Beacon
Upcoming polls to lock in GOP debate field . . . Every candidate — with the exceptions of Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, and Marco Rubio — is in danger of losing his or her place. Politico
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Clinton contest open to illegals . . . The Hillary Clinton campaign’s “Dinner With Hillary” contest has slightly different fine print than past Clinton campaign contests. The rules have been altered so as not to explicitly exclude illegal immigrants from entering. Daily Caller
All four Dem candidates back Sanctuary Cities . . . All four of the Democratic candidates for president have expressed support for sanctuary cities, a controversial policy that is being blamed for the recent release of a five times-deported illegal alien who allegedly murdered a woman in broad daylight in San Francisco. Daily Caller
Some Republicans want to limit legal immigration . . . Republican 2016 presidential hopefuls Scott Walker and Rick Santorum are suggesting a potentially controversial way to boost Americans’ job prospects: admit fewer legal immigrants into the United States. Reuters
Hillary to speak to the press . . . Hillary Clinton has decided to make herself more available to the media and will begin doing national television interviews in the next week. Fox News
Who is Hillary’s secret Santa? . . . She keeps mentioning in her emails that she needs to see Santa. Who is it? Carson Daily speculates that it’s a shrink. Maybe her banker . . . White House Dossier
Congress might still nix trade deal . . . For the Trans-Pacific Partnership to become law could be just as bumpy as passing the trade promotion bill, thanks to a looming election year and opponents in Congress who aren’t ready to abandon the fight against new trade deals that they believe will damage the American economy. Washington Examiner
Politics ain’t broke, so reforms won’t fix it . . . The dirty secret is that there is scant evidence for any of the elements of the conventional wisdom. The last several decades of research suggest that money plays a limited and ambiguous role in our politics. Washington Examiner
White House: No problem with Hillary email scandal . . . Imagine if Reagan’s first Secretary of State, Al Haig, instead of archiving written memos sent to him by other administration officials, brought them all home. And then, when someone found out about it, he went through them and turned over 30,000. And then got his fireplace roaring and burned 30,000 others, claiming they had nothing to do with official business. White House Dossier
Obama to abandon college ratings . . . The March of Progress – aka the gradual intrusion of government into every possible corner of your life – is somehow being slowed a bit as the Obama administration puts on ice plans to provide government ratings for colleges. White House Dossier
Video || Obama on ISIS: This won’t be quick . . . Obama added that we can’t win this by military effort alone and that we will have to spend a generation defeating the Islamists’ ideas because “Ideologies are not defeated with guns.” Tell that to the Nazis.White House Dossier
Kenyans to Obama: Don’t bring up gay marriage . . . When he visits his father’s homeland in Africa later this month, President Obama is expected to run into vocal opposition over his administration’s high-profile promotion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues. CNS News
Obama Schedule || Tuesday, July 7, 2015 – Obama hosts “historic” first-ever visit by Vietnam’s Communist Party chief
Iran negotiators blow through another deadline . . . Iran and six major powers will keep negotiating past Tuesday’s deadline for a long-term nuclear agreement as they tackle the most contentious issues, including the continuation of a U.N. arms embargo on Iran, the big powers said. Reuters
Greece faces last chance . . . Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had a final chance to present credible reform proposals to an emergency euro zone summit on Tuesday to persuade skeptical creditors to reopen aid talks before his country’s banks run out of money. Reuters
Britain marks anniversary of 7/7 attacks . . . Ten years on from the 7/7 London bombings, Londoners will mark the day of the terror attack that claimed 52 lives. Telegraph
Boycott Israel drive against strength . . . Long confined to the sidelines, the so-called BDS movement appears to be gaining momentum — so much so that Israel has identified it as a strategic threat on a par with Palestinian militant groups and the Iranian nuclear program. Associated Press
Pope puts family first . . . Pope Francis received a hero’s welcome in Ecuador’s biggest city Monday as he celebrated the first public Mass of his South American tour, telling hundreds of thousands of faithful their families are the bedrock of society but need to be supported better and strengthened. Associated Press
Fed Study: Student aid raises price of college tuition . . . “[W]hile one would expect a student aid expansion to benefit recipients, the subsidized loan expansion could have been to their detriment, on net, because of the sizable and offsetting tuition effect,” write David Lucca and Karen Shen of the New York Fed and Taylor Nadauld of Brigham Young University. The researchers find specifically that a dollar of added Pell Grants or an added dollar of subsidized direct loans translate to 55 cents and 65 cents in higher tuition, respectively. Washington Examiner
The next SCOTUS gay rights case? . . . A Christian legal firm will fight in court Tuesday for a Christian baker in a case that could be the next big Supreme Court decision on gay rights. Daily Caller
Former CNN anchor: Second Amendment saved my life . . . Former CNN anchor Lynne Russell has spoken out in support of the right to bear arms after her husband’s gun saved her from an armed robber. The discussion over the debate to own a gun is just ridiculous. As Americans we have the right to bear arms and as humans the right to protect ourselves. I’m sure that the man who shot my husband did not have a gun permit. Criminals will always have guns. The rest of us legally obtain our gun permits,’ Russell said. Daily Mail
Cosby admitted drugging women for sex . . . Comedian Bill Cosby testified in 2005 that he had obtained Quaaludes with the intent of giving the sedatives to young women in order to have sex with them, according to court documents unsealed on Monday. Reuters
Poll: Media not even trying to avoid bias . . . Less than a quarter of all Americans – 24 percent – believe that the news media try to report without bias, according to The Newseum Institute’s annual national survey on public attitudes about the First Amendment. CNS News
Fired anti-white racist Memphis professor rehired . . . A Memphis professor who left her job under a cloud after a series of racist tweets and Facebook posts has resurfaced at a school across town, where some of her new faculty peers are not happy to have her as a colleague. Fox News
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