Fox News

President Trump on Thursday abruptly announced a new 5 percent tariff on Mexico beginning in early June, saying the levy will “gradually increase” until the ongoing illegal immigration surge at the southern border is “remedied” and illegal migrants “STOP.”

“On June 10th, the United States will impose a 5% Tariff on all goods coming into our Country from Mexico, until such time as illegal migrants coming through Mexico, and into our Country, STOP,” Trump wrote. “The Tariff will gradually increase until the Illegal Immigration problem is remedied, … which time the Tariffs will be removed. Details from the White House to follow.”  Continue reading “Trump announces escalating tariffs against Mexico, starting at 5 percent, until illegal immigrants ‘STOP’”

Yahoo News

TAOS, N.M. (Reuters) – A New Mexico mayor on Thursday said he and his staff received multiple death threats after they briefly halted construction of a crowd-funded, private border wall by a group that then urged supporters to tell the city to “stop playing games,” and alleged it was tied to drug cartels.

Sunland Park Mayor Javier Perea said his email and voicemail were clogged with thousands of messages, some calling him racist slurs and others threatening to “come down and shoot us all.”  Continue reading “New Mexico town gets death threats after halting crowd-funded border wall”

Mint Press News – by Tom Secker

Nearly 200 pages of Drug Enforcement Administration contracts with producers were obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. They show for the first time how the agency interacts with television and film productions.

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is quite active in the entertainment industry. It exercises stringent control over how the agency is represented in documentaries, reality shows, and dramas.  Continue reading “Contracts Reveal How the DEA Exercises Control Over Television, Film Productions”

Charlotte Observer – by Mark Price

The quaint Outer Banks town of Duck issued a stark warning this week to anyone who dares walk to its public beaches.: You could end up charged with trespassing.

One man found that out the hard way May 29, when he was arrested and charged with second-degree trespassing for walking to the town’s beach on a seemingly public road that turned out to be HOA property.  Continue reading “This Outer Banks town has a public beach – but will arrest you for walking to it”

Washington Examiner – by Paul Bedard

One of America’s top sheriffs and supporter of President Trump is warning that if the administration doesn’t curb the explosion of illegal immigration across the southern border, the president will lose reelection in 2020.

“This last election was a mandate,” said Frederick County, Md., Sheriff Chuck Jenkins. “If he doesn’t accomplish something, he’s done. His whole campaign was 75% was based on that,” he told Secrets at an immigration roundtable in neighboring Virginia Wednesday night.  Continue reading “Top sheriff warns: Trump’s ‘done’ if illegal immigration isn’t slashed”

Zero Hedge – by Tyler Durden

Faced with crushing student loans and little ability to repay them, some Americans have taken to fleeing the country in order to escape their debt, according to CNBC‘s Annie Nova.

It’s kind of like, if a tree falls in the woods and no one hears it, does it really exist?” said 29-year-old Chad Haag, who relocated from Colorado to a jungle in India to avoid paying his $20,000 loan balance. “I’ve put America behind me,” said Haag – 9,000 miles away from home.  Continue reading “Debt-Laden Americans Flee Country To Escape Crushing Student Loans”

Yahoo News

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea executed its nuclear envoy to the United States as part of a purge of officials who steered negotiations for a failed summit between leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump, a South Korean newspaper said on Friday.

Kim Hyok Chol was executed in March at Mirim Airport in Pyongyang, along with four foreign ministry officials after they were charged with spying for the United States, the Chosun Ilbo reported, citing an unidentified source with knowledge of the situation. Continue reading “North Korea executes envoy in a purge after failed U.S. summit: media”

Yahoo News

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, embroiled in political chaos after failing to assemble a governing coalition, attempted Thursday to divert public attention with his signature strategy: political theater.

Addressing a nation bewildered by the prospect of an unprecedented second election campaign in the same year, Netanyahu brandished an official State Department map that had been updated to incorporate the long-disputed Golan Heights as part of Israel. Continue reading “Netanyahu shows off Trump’s map of Israel with Golan Heights”


Former Secretary of State and failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will deliver a guest speech at an upcoming cybersecurity conference. Yes, the same Hillary Clinton who kept confidential emails on an unsecured server.

Clinton will deliver a keynote speech at the cybersec summit in October, organized by the security firm FireEye. After her speech, Clinton will take part in a Q&A discussion with FireEye CEO Kevin Mandia on the “geopolitical landscape and its implications for global cyber security today.”   Continue reading “Hillary Clinton to give keynote speech at cybersecurity summit (yes, really)”

Ars Technica – by Megan Geuss

Call it a rebranding of “energy dominance.”

In a press release published on Tuesday, two Department of Energy officials used the terms “freedom gas” and “molecules of US freedom” to replace your average, everyday term “natural gas.”  Continue reading “US Department of Energy is now referring to fossil fuels as “freedom gas””

Breitbart – by AWR Hawkins

Business software maker Salesforce is telling gun retailers they must stop selling AR-15s if they want to continue using the company’s business applications.

The Washington Post reports that Salesforce is a $120 billion San Francisco-based company whose “skyscraper…towers over the city as the tallest building and a major landmark.”  Continue reading “Software Maker Salesforce Tells Gun Retailers to Stop Selling AR-15s”

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Breitbart – by Bob Price

El Paso Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a historic 1,036 migrants in a single group near El Paso on Wednesday morning. The group included more than 60 unaccompanied minors.

Agents patrolling the border near El Paso encountered the largest-ever single group of Central American migrants crossing the border at one time. The previous record migrant group consisted of a group of 430 migrants who crossed the border near El Paso on Monday, according to information obtained from El Paso Sector officials. Prior to that agents apprehended a single group of 424 Central American migrants who crossed the New Mexico border near Antelope Wells one month ago.  Continue reading “1000 Migrants Apprehended at Texas Border in Largest Group Ever”

Breitbart – by John Binder

President Trump’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released about 5,000 border crossers and illegal aliens over Memorial Day weekend into the United States, the latest federal data reveals.

From May 22 to May 27, DHS released 5,000 border crossers and illegal aliens into American communities in the interior of the U.S. For the last six days, the data finds, DHS officials released almost 1,000 border crossers and illegal aliens into the country every day.  Continue reading “DHS Releases 5K Illegal Aliens into U.S. Over Memorial Day Weekend”

NBC 29

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) – One of the men involved in the lawsuit to keep statues of Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas Johnathan “Stonewall” Jackson in Charlottesville parks is now suing one of the city’s newspapers for defamation.

Edward Dickinson Tayloe II names C-ville Holdings / C-Ville Weekly, reporter Melissa “Lisa” Provence, and University of Virginia associate professor Jalane Schmidt as defendants in the lawsuit. He is seeking a total of $1.35 million, in addition to attorney’s fees and court costs.

Continue reading “Defamation Lawsuit Filed Against Charlottesville Publication, Reporter”


China, the world’s largest soybean buyer, has put purchases of American supplies on hold after the trade war between Washington and Beijing escalated, according to people familiar with the matter.

State-grain buyers haven’t received any further orders to continue with the so-called goodwill buying and don’t expect that to happen given the lack of agreement in trade negotiations, said the people, who asked not to be named because the information is private. Still, China currently has no plans to cancel previous purchases of American soybeans, the people said.  Continue reading “China Puts U.S. Soy Buying on Hold as Tariff War Escalates”

Information Liberation – by Chris Menahan

National Association for Gun Rights president Dudley Brown warned Friday that the White House’s pick to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is an “anti-gunner.”

From the National Association For Gun Rights Continue reading “Trump WH Nominates ‘Anti-Gunner’ Chuck Canterbury Jr As Next ATF Director”