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VP Mike Pence: 'There Is Nothing Compassionate About Open Borders'

Vice President of the United States of America Mike Pence

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Vice President Mike Pence told a gathering of conservative Christian activists Saturday night at the Faith & Freedom Coalition's annual gala dinner that the Democratic policy goals relating to border security are "morally wrong" and would only enable the abuse and assault of migrants being trafficked to the southern border.

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Overwhelming Bipartisan Support for Senate Funding Bill

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Wednesday afternoon, the Senate rejected the House emergency spending bill, by a vote of 37-55, and passed its supplemental bill, S. 1900, by a vote of 84-8. Speaker Pelosi caved under the fear of centrist Democrats voting with Republicans in the House and the clean Senate bill passed the House floor vote by a tally of 305-102.

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Second Night of Dem 2020 Debates: Immigration Summary

Every candidate raised their hand when asked if they would provide free healthcare to illegal immigrants.

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Last night marked night two of the first Democratic 2020 Presidential debate and included many frontrunners like Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, and Joe Biden. Much more contentious than night one, last night's debate covered many issues from healthcare to foreign policy, but few answers were more shocking than the candidates' responses to immigration questions posed by the moderators.

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Roberts Court Throws Census Citizenship Question in Doubt

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  by  Eric Ruark

The Supreme Court found that asking about citizenship on the census was constitutional and has a long historical precedent. It also ruled that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross' decision to include that question was "reasonable and reasonably explained." However, the Court blocked the question from being included on the 2020 census.

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Job Incentives That Kill

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  by  Jeremy Beck

The moderators of last night's Democratic primary debate missed numerous opportunities to press the candidates on what they would do to address the incentives and loopholes at the heart of the border crisis. In that sense, the debate last night reflected the ongoing failure of the political elite to stop the surge of children and families that began more than five years ago.

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First Night of Dem 2020 Debates: Immigration Summary

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Last night's Democratic 2020 Presidential debate, the first of two this week in Miami, covered many issues from climate change to gun control, but none were more shocking than the candidates' responses to immigration questions posed by the moderators. Below are excerpts of each candidate's statements on the topic of immigration.

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Emergency Border Spending Bill Passes House 230-195, Fails Senate

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Last night, after clenching an eleventh-hour deal with the Congressional Progressive Caucus and Congressional Hispanic Caucus on the emergency border spending package, Speaker Nancy Pelosi was able to avoid an embarrassing interparty split and ensure the bill's passage. This afternoon, the Senate rejected the House emergency spending bill, by a vote of 37-55, and passed its supplemental bill, S. 1900, by a vote of 84-8.

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Byron York: What Now, For Those Who Denied A 'Crisis' At The Border?

Byron York, Chief Political Correspondent for the Washington Examiner

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In an op-ed posted today to the Washington Examiner website, Chief Political Correspondent Byron York questioned what comes next for those who vehemently denied that there was a legitimate crisis at the southern border. The situation at the border is so terrible in part because those in power, and those cheering them on in the media, have resisted measures to reduce illegal immigration.

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Half-told stories

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  by  Christy Shaw

A recent story in The New Yorker about an asylum seeker from Honduras tells a compelling story about a woman seeking to escape a violent past. The reporter, like many before her, fails to ask crucial questions that, if pursued, would give the reader a much fuller and more accurate understanding of the actual facts of the case.

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