ACLU Sues Texas Over State’s Israel Anti-Boycott Law

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Texas filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday, challenging a state law which requires government contractors to verify they do not and will not boycott Israel. Last year, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed House Bill 89, anti-BDS (Boycott, Divestments, and Sanctions) legislation into law. It prohibits state agencies from contracting … Continue reading ACLU Sues Texas Over State’s Israel Anti-Boycott Law

Mexican Migrant Assaults Border Patrol Agent After Rescue Attempt

A Mexican migrant allegedly assaulted a Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agent after being rescued from drowning during an illegal crossing into South Texas. Eagle Pass Border Patrol agents came upon a migrant calling for help from the middle of the Rio Grande River. One of the agents quickly responded by retrieving a flotation device … Continue reading Mexican Migrant Assaults Border Patrol Agent After Rescue Attempt

2020: Kasich Concedes: ‘I Can’t Beat’ Trump in Primary

Outgoing Ohio Governor and Never Trumper John Kasich conceded on Wednesday that he will not be able to defeat President Donald Trump in a 2020 Republican presidential primary. “I don’t get into things that I don’t think I can win,” Kasich reportedly told the Columbus Metropolitan Club luncheon, according to cleveland.com. “And I think right … Continue reading 2020: Kasich Concedes: ‘I Can’t Beat’ Trump in Primary

Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rates 1/4 Point

The Federal Reserve announced Wednesday afternoon, less than a week before Christmas, that the Fed will raise interest rates a quarter of a point to 2.25 to 2.50 percent.  Federal Open Market Committee statement: https://t.co/ewMvLuz6Dn #FOMC — Federal Reserve (@federalreserve) December 19, 2018 “Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in November indicates … Continue reading Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rates 1/4 Point

Gunmen Assassinate Mexican Border State Judge, Prosecutor

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Tamaulipas – Investigators in this border state are looking into the recent assassination of a state judge and a prosecutor. The occurred as the two drove away from a courthouse. The Tamaulipas government is offering a $1.5 million pesos ($75,000 USD) for information regarding the double murder of Judge Abelardo Ibarra Torres and … Continue reading Gunmen Assassinate Mexican Border State Judge, Prosecutor

Gingrich: ‘The Democratic Party Is Refusing to Protect Americans’

Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” former House Speaker Newt Gingrich President Donald Trump is “hardly caving in” if he accepts a one or two-week extension to avoid a government shutdown over Christmas. Gingrich explained while Democrats may be winning a short-term victory, their message on border security is flawed. Speaking about Trump, Gingrich said, … Continue reading Gingrich: ‘The Democratic Party Is Refusing to Protect Americans’

Carlson on the ‘Russia Hysteria’: ‘The People in Charge Have Lost It’

During a Tuesday monologue for his Fox News Channel show “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” host Tucker Carlson discussed the “massive” cost caused by the “Russia fixation.” “[T]here’s been a cost to our Russia fixation, a massive one,” Carlson declared. “Years later, we’ll look back and wonder what happened. How did everyone in America with an Ivy … Continue reading Carlson on the ‘Russia Hysteria’: ‘The People in Charge Have Lost It’

After Trump’s Cave, Freedom Caucus to Launch Last Stand for Border Wall in House

The House Freedom Caucus will lead a special order on the floor of the House of Representatives on Wednesday evening, where its members will push for funding for President Donald Trump’s planned border wall. The push from the Freedom Caucus, where members will give impassioned speeches and lay out a strategy they see as the … Continue reading After Trump’s Cave, Freedom Caucus to Launch Last Stand for Border Wall in House

Facebook Used Data from Chinese ‘Security Threat’ Huawei for Site Feature

The Times reviewed more than 270 pages of reports generated by the system — records that reflect just a portion of Facebook’s wide-ranging deals. Among the revelations was that Facebook obtained data from multiple partners for a controversial friend-suggestion tool called “People You May Know.” The feature, introduced in 2008, continues even though some Facebook … Continue reading Facebook Used Data from Chinese ‘Security Threat’ Huawei for Site Feature

White House: Prison Reform Bill Proves ‘We Can Come Together as a Country’

The passage of the First Step Act, the prison reform bill backed by President Donald Trump, in the Senate on Tuesday “proved we can come together as a country,” a senior White House official told Breitbart News on Wednesday. Brooke Rollins, Assistant to the President for Strategic Initiatives, told Breitbart News, “We thought it was … Continue reading White House: Prison Reform Bill Proves ‘We Can Come Together as a Country’

Pentagon Confirms: U.S. ‘Started Process’ of Withdrawing Troops from Syria

The United States military has begun pulling out the estimated 2,000 American troops deployed to Syria, the top Pentagon spokesperson confirmed in a statement Wednesday, noting that although the U.S.-led coalition “has liberated” the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL)-held territory in the region, the campaign against the jihadi group “is not over.” In a statement sent to … Continue reading Pentagon Confirms: U.S. ‘Started Process’ of Withdrawing Troops from Syria

Pope Francis Begs Christians Not to ‘Secularize’ Christmas

Pope Francis, in his general audience Wednesday, urged pilgrims to keep Christ at the center of Christmas and to resist the temptation to turn the feast into a secular holiday. “Please, let us not secularize Christmas!” Francis pleaded. “Let us not push aside the one being celebrated, as happened back then when he ‘came among his … Continue reading Pope Francis Begs Christians Not to ‘Secularize’ Christmas

Van Jones: ‘I Got 99 Problems with Trump, But Prisons Ain’t One’

CNN commentator and left-wing activist Van Jones celebrated the passing of the Senate’s version of the justice reform bill this week adding that it is all thanks to Kim Kardashian. The TV talking head gushed about the passage of the Formerly Incarcerated Reenter Society Transformed Safely Transitioning Every Person Act, or First Step Act for … Continue reading Van Jones: ‘I Got 99 Problems with Trump, But Prisons Ain’t One’

Elon Musk Fails to Deliver Boring Company Promises

Elon Musk promised to display a self-driving car traveling down a futuristic tunnel system to demonstrate the Boring Company’s abilities — instead, the company showed a regular car driving down a bumpy, patchwork tunnel. As usual, it appears that Tesla CEO and Boring Company founder Elon Musk has promised more than he can deliver. The Boring … Continue reading Elon Musk Fails to Deliver Boring Company Promises

China to Celebrate ‘Great Man’ Karl Marx’s 200th Birthday with Anime Bioseries

The Chinese government, through its state media outlets, announced on Tuesday that it has partnered with a popular domestic cartoon streaming service to produce a series titled The Leader, retelling the story of Karl Marx’s life in the form of an anime presenting him as a young, approachable romantic. The series reportedly seeks to celebrate Marx … Continue reading China to Celebrate ‘Great Man’ Karl Marx’s 200th Birthday with Anime Bioseries

WATCH: YouTuber Tricks ‘Porch Pirates’ with Rigged Glitter Bomb Package

A YouTube content creator and former NASA engineer tricked several “porch pirates” intent on stealing delivered packages by placing a bait package rigged with a glitter bomb, fart spray, GPS, and camera outside his house. In a video, which went viral and amassed over 25 million views, Mark Rober showed off his device before revealing … Continue reading WATCH: YouTuber Tricks ‘Porch Pirates’ with Rigged Glitter Bomb Package

Watch — Van Jones: Criminal Justice Reform Is ‘Christmas Miracle’

CNN commentator Van Jones says the passage of a criminal justice reform bill, set to reduce the federal prison population by more than 50,000 inmates in a decade, is a “Christmas miracle.” During a segment on CNN’s New Day, Jones praised the Senate’s passage of the First Step Act and President Trump for supporting the … Continue reading Watch — Van Jones: Criminal Justice Reform Is ‘Christmas Miracle’

Chicago Tribune: Gun Control Not the Solution for American Firearm Deaths

Chicago Tribune editorial board member Steve Chapman observes that gun control is not the solution to American firearm deaths because no amount of gun control will stop suicide, which is the driving force behind such deaths. Chapman’s appraisal comes amid Everytown for Gun Safety’s best efforts to hype Centers for Disease Control and Prevention firearm … Continue reading Chicago Tribune: Gun Control Not the Solution for American Firearm Deaths

Trump Foundation to Sell Tim Tebow-Autographed Broncos Helmet

The Donald Trump Foundation will be required to sell a Denver Broncos helmet autographed by quarterback Tim Tebow as part of its order to dissolve, a report says. This week, it was reported that President Donald Trump’s foundation reached a deal with New York’s attorney general to dissolve, a deal that includes the distribution of … Continue reading Trump Foundation to Sell Tim Tebow-Autographed Broncos Helmet

Pope Francis: Like Today’s Migrants, Jesus Knew Pain of ‘Not Being Welcomed’

In a Tweet commemorating International Migrants’ Day Tuesday, Pope Francis compared migrants of today with the cold welcome of the Christ child in Bethlehem. “Jesus knows well the pain of not being welcomed,” the pope said. “May our hearts not be closed as were the houses in Bethlehem.” Jesus knows well the pain of not … Continue reading Pope Francis: Like Today’s Migrants, Jesus Knew Pain of ‘Not Being Welcomed’

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Star Slams Rapper Lil Pump for Using ‘Racist Epithets’ in His Song

Crazy Rich Asians star Awkwafina slammed rapper Lil Pump on Tuesday for using “racist epithets” in a preview of one of his new song. “They call me Yao Ming ’cause my eyes real low, ching chong,” the 18-year-old can be heard rapping in an Instagram clip, which is a preview of his upcoming track “Butterfly Doors.” … Continue reading ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Star Slams Rapper Lil Pump for Using ‘Racist Epithets’ in His Song

Mitch McConnell to Introduce Stop-Gap Spending Bill Through to February

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said on Wednesday that he plans to introduce a short-term spending bill that would fund the government through February. McConnell said Wednesday he plans to introduce the bill that would fund the government through February 8, which would avert a potential partial government shutdown. A short-term spending bill would punt a potential … Continue reading Mitch McConnell to Introduce Stop-Gap Spending Bill Through to February

Cenk Uygur Slams Ad Blacklist Against Tucker Carlson: ‘Let the Audience Make That Decision’

The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur defended Fox News host Tucker Carlson against a left-wing ad blacklist Tuesday, saying that audiences, not advertisers, should make decisions on what to watch. “Here I’m saying, I think the advertisers should not pull out of Tucker Carlson’s show,” Cenk Uygur said. “You could just say ‘Hey, stop watching the … Continue reading Cenk Uygur Slams Ad Blacklist Against Tucker Carlson: ‘Let the Audience Make That Decision’