Jul 222014
 
Issa Asserts Poverty, Not Violence, Driving Immigrants Here

U-T San Diego reports that Rep. Darrell Issa now believes the primary cause of the massive number of immigrants crossing the U.S. Southern border is not increased violence in the immigrants’ countries, but poverty.  Issa, who just visited Central America, said that a loophole in a 2008 human trafficking law which allows unaccompanied minors to [...]

Jul 222014
 
General: Guard to take observation role at border

Facebook Follow @washtimes McALLEN, Texas (AP) – Most of the 1,000 National Guard troops headed to the Texas-Mexico border will take up observational positions and detain people only if they interfere with their mission, a top general over the deployment said Tuesday. Texas Adjutant General John Nichols said the troops will help deter illicit traffic [...]

Jul 222014
 
The Queen's Horse Tests Positive for Morphine

The Queen’s racehorse has tested positive for morphine.  According to the BBC, “Buckingham Palace said the banned substance was found in Estimate, trained by Sir Michael Stoute,” and “initial indications are that the positive test resulted from the consumption of a contaminated feed product.” “On 17 July the British Horseracing Authority announced that a number [...]

Jul 222014
 
Cost of UT regent inquiry almost $600,000

Facebook Follow @washtimes AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – The bill for investigating the actions of a University of Texas System regent has totaled nearly $600,000. The Houston Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1ucM9rQ ) that Houston lawyer Rusty Hardin’s firm billed the House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations $588,000 to investigate Regent Wallace Hall. The final [...]

Jul 222014
 

Why are children flooding the U.S. border from their home countries in Central America?Economics and chain migration. In each country, government officials, religious leaders, and nongovernmental organizations reported that a severe lack of economic opportunity is the primary motivational factor for migration to the U.S. These leaders described a common story that parents, having left [...]

Jul 222014
 

ACCOKEEK, Md. (AP) – Beretta U.S.A. announced Tuesday that company concerns over a strict gun-control law enacted in Maryland last year have made it necessary to move its weapons making out of the state to Tennessee. The well-known gun maker said it will move to a new production facility it is building in the Nashville [...]

Jul 222014
 
UN Chief Ban Ki-Moon Blames Israel and 'Occupation' for Ongoing Conflict

Ban Ki-Moon, secretary-general of the virulently anti-Israel United Nations, came to Israel to push for a ceasefire with Hamas. Ban Ki-Moon told Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, “I appreciate Israel’s security concerns. You need to protect your people from rockets and I strongly condemn the rocket fire. But your military response is causing many civilian casualties. [...]

Jul 222014
 
NY panel: Blackout on officials' pre-election PSAs

Facebook Follow @washtimes ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – New York’s ethics board has approved a 90-day pre-election blackout on appearances in public service announcements by statewide officials and legislators who are also candidates. The Joint Commission on Public Ethics regulations aimed at removing a campaign advantage apply to PSAs by nonprofit groups and the government. Common [...]

Jul 222014
 
ISIS Cutting off Water Supply to Christians, Kurds in Regions They Do Not Control

The Islamic State– formerly Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS)– has previously used water as a destructive tool to destroy crops and dams in Shi’ite territory. Now, ISIS is attempting to deprive major Christian strongholds of water through their control of pipe systems. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, the city most affected by ISIS’s new [...]

Jul 222014
 

Through executive action and new legislation, President Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden on Tuesday announced a sweeping set of changes to the nation’s job training programs, calling the steps a crucial step forward in the effort to build a stronger, more accessible middle class. With lawmakers of both parties by his side, Mr. [...]

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