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Government Has No Clue How Much Land It Bought With $815 Million

Interior Department officials have no idea how much land they bought for $815 million, nor if the properties are being used for their intended purpose, a government watchdog reported Wednesday. The department’s officials couldn’t provide its inspector general with data about land purchase programs, the watchdog’s report said. The inspector general consequently surveyed 108 programs and found that 16 of them awarded 701 grants between 2014 and 2015 to purchase $815 million worth of land. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The Interior Department “does not centrally track information about grants awarded for the purpose of acquiring land,” the inspector general said, adding: As such, [the Interior Department] is unable to identify how much grant money has been used to purchase land, how much land has been purchased and whether that land is being used for its … Read entire article »

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Jeff Sessions Warns Sanctuary Cities About Missing Out on Help to Fight Crime

Attorney General Jeff Sessions cited a reported sexual assault by an illegal immigrant in Portland, Oregon, to explain why the Justice Department will continue cracking down on sanctuary cities that receive federal funds. “Cities and states with so-called ‘sanctuary’ policies make all of us less safe,” @JeffSessions says. If a municipality wants access to its National Public Safety Partnership resources, the Justice Department announced Thursday, the local jurisdiction will have to demonstrate a commitment to cooperating with federal immigration agencies. The program is aimed at providing federal training assistance to local law enforcement to combat violent crime. The program is designed to enable cities to consult with and receive coordinated training services and other resources from the Justice Department. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); “By protecting criminals from immigration enforcement, cities and states with so-called … Read entire article »

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New York Times ‘Voter Suppression’ Video Game Is Pure Propaganda

An “Oregon Trail”-style “Op-Doc” video game released by The New York Times just days before the 2016 election asks readers to “find out if your vote can survive the great, flawed adventure of American democracy.” The premise: The race of the character you choose determines whether your vote survives “the GOP’s tactics.” This biased game presents race and geography as the determining factors in one’s ability to vote, while disregarding the alarmism and stereotypes it perpetuates. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The game offers three characters: a white programmer from California, a Latina nurse from Texas, and a black salesman from Wisconsin. The first choice leads through a sunny street in California, where you “stroll” to your polling place in pleasant weather. The game tells you that your frustration is nonexistent, and there is no … Read entire article »

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Our Mission in Afghanistan Is Not About Nation Building. It’s About Self-Defense.

As President Donald Trump contemplates the next steps for the U.S. in Afghanistan, it is time to inject a dose of realism into what the U.S. mission is there and what America’s goals should be. For too long, many of our policymakers have explained the U.S. mission in Afghanistan in terms of nation building or building democracy. Consequently, these lofty, and impossible, goals have distracted from the real reason why the U.S. went into Afghanistan in 2001 and why we should remain there in 2017: national security. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The stakes in Afghanistan are high. Although al-Qaeda’s presence in Afghanistan is a shadow of its former self, new actors like the ISIS-Khorasan (ISIS-K) are making advances. As the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, Gen. John Nicholson, recently told Congress, the border … Read entire article »

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Rahm Emanuel to sue Trump admin for not letting him defy federal law (open thread)

Rahm Emanuel to sue Trump admin for not letting him defy federal law (open thread)

**Written by Doug Powers Sunday open thread time! Let’s get right to the starters… It’s getting so a liberal mayor can’t ignore federal law anymore without being held accountable for it: (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Friday he plans to sue the Trump administration for threatening to withhold public safety federal grant money because of the city’s immigration policy. The city will argue in federal court that Attorney General Jeff Sessions cannot withhold funding for … Read entire article »

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