Tuesday Top News Executive Summary
Deportations, foreign aid, Iran response, free speech, Harvard mischief, and more.
ENFORCING THE LAW: “President Trump late Monday announced on Twitter that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will begin the process of ‘removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the U.S.,’ but did not elaborate on what new measures will be taken. ‘They will be removed as fast as they come,’ Trump said.” (Fox News)
ABOVE THE LAW: “The State Department revealed Monday that it has identified ‘multiple security incidents’ involving current or former employees’ handling of Hillary Clinton’s emails, and that 23 ‘violations’ and seven ‘infractions’ have been issued as part of the department’s ongoing investigation.” (Fox News)
FOREIGN-AID ULTIMATUM: Via CBS News: “The U.S. government officially announced on Monday it would cut millions of dollars in foreign aid to Central America, warning governments in the region that assistance will only resume when they do more to prevent their citizens from migrating.” Meanwhile, “Mexico apprehended nearly 800 illegal migrants Saturday, an indication that its government is stepping up immigration enforcement amid pressure from President Donald Trump,” The Daily Caller reports.
MEMO TO IRAN: “The United States is sending 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East, amid rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran,” ABC News reports. “The decision follows last week’s attack on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman that the U.S. blamed on Tehran.” On that note, The Washington Times reveals, “The limpet mine has become Iran’s weapon of choice as it ramps up a bombing campaign on oil tankers in the region.”
SUPREME AMBIGUITY: According to Fox News, “The Supreme Court on Monday threw out a ruling against two Oregon bakers who refused to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple.” That’s welcome news for Melissa and Aaron Klein. Unfortunately, there is also a downside. The justices “sent the Klein case back down to a lower court ‘for further consideration in light of’ their Colorado decision.” That decision, you’ll recall, was narrow. Given the Rainbow Mafia’s relentless agenda, SCOTUS will eventually be compelled to chime in on the overarching issues.
FREE TO STIFLE SPEECH: “A private corporation that runs a public ‘forum’ is not bound by the First Amendment, the Supreme Court ruled Monday morning. The case, which nominally concerns a public access channel in New York, has attracted attention as a potential vector for regulation of social media firms facing charges of viewpoint bias.” (The Washington Free Beacon)
QUASI-CITIZENSHIP: “Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday night signed legislation granting driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants — shortly after the controversial measure passed the state Senate.” (New York Post)
LEFTIST EDUCATION COMPLEX: “On Monday, Parkland survivor and outspoken conservative Kyle Kashuv announced that Harvard University had withdrawn his admission from the school over the revelation of racist, offensive, idiotic posts written on a private Google document with friends when he was sixteen years old.” (The Daily Wire)
POLICY: How Trump’s tax cuts are helping the middle class (The Daily Signal)
POLICY: What Congress can do to cut waste and debt (The Daily Signal)
HUMOR: Democrats to debate their complete agreement with one another (The Daily Wire)
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