Maine Democratic Governor Janet Mills signed legislation allowing assisted suicide in the cases of terminally ill patients. “It is my hope that this law, while respecting the right to personal liberty, will be used sparingly,” said Mills, who had previously admitted reservations about the bill. The New England state is now the eighth in the
Maine Democratic Governor Janet Mills signed legislation allowing assisted suicide in the cases of terminally ill patients. “It is my hope that this law, while respecting the right to personal liberty, will be used sparingly,” said Mills, who had previously admitted reservations about the bill. The New England state is now the eighth in the nation to join the assisted suicide pact alongside California, Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Vermont, Washington, New Jersey, and also Washington, D.C. So the Left is totally against taking the lives of convicts on death row but perfectly okay with doing so for people whose lives “aren’t worth” saving.
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We now have one more state where terminally ill patients can choose to end their own lives rather than continuing further medical care to stave off their demise. Maine has passed an assisted suicide law by the narrowest of margins in the legislature and the Governor has signed the bill. They now join California, Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Vermont, Washington, New Jersey and Washington, D.C. (Associated Press)
Maine legalized medically assisted suicide on Wednesday, becoming the eighth state to allow terminally ill people to end their lives with prescribed medication.
Democratic Gov. Janet Mills, who had previously said she was unsure about the bill, signed it in her office.
“It is my hope that this law, while respecting the right to personal liberty, will be used sparingly,” said Mills.
The Department of Justice “sponsored” more than 5,000 foreign nationals to come to the U.S. between 2015 and 2017 to act as witnesses in criminal cases… and then promptly lost track of 62 of them. In 18 of the cases, DOJ components “did not request sponsorship renewal or termination in a timely manner and therefore let the foreign nationals fall into an illegal status,” according to a June audit by the DOJ inspector general. In one instance, “the case agent did not inform FBI headquarters of the foreign national’s status until over 7 months after determining that the individual had absconded.”
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The Department of Justice “sponsored” about 5,500 foreign nationals to come to or stay in the country between 2015 and 2017 in order to provide assistance to the DOJ in criminal cases, according to a June audit from the DOJ inspector general.
Sixty-two absconded, escaping the DOJ’s monitoring, and in 18 cases, DOJ components “did not request sponsorship renewal or termination in a timely manner and therefore let the foreign nationals fall into an illegal status,” according to the report.
“Failing to report instances of absconsion inhibits DHS’s ability to execute its responsibilities to locate and handle absconders. This is especially problematic for law enforcement-sponsored foreign nationals because these individuals often have criminal histories or are involved with criminal organizations,” the report said.
Hundreds of African illegal aliens from the Ebola-riddled Democratic Republic of Congo arrived in San Antonio last week hoping to take advantage of the Left’s open borders free for all. “It really has been a bit of an anomaly for us,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Raul Ortiz. “I think most of them, you know, obviously are flying to different locations, and then when they find themselves congregating in a location, then they start to formulate a plan just south of the U.S. Mexican border here.” It should come as no surprise that orders from U.S. Customs for them to appear in court are being ignored. In other words, they’re strolling right into the U.S.
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Valerie and her son took a walk around this city’s downtown area on Monday after spending three months on a treacherous trek from Brazil, through Central America to Texas.
Valerie, a Congolese woman, fled her war-torn country with her family and is now trying to create a new life here.
“We left the Congo because there weren’t any resources for us…my son has really liked it here. I’ve liked it here, as well. It’s for this reason I’ve come here to figure out my life, to improve my life,” she said in French.
Valerie is one of hundreds of African migrants who arrived in San Antonio last week. City leaders said they weren’t given a heads up and quickly scrambled to accommodate them and quickly recruit several French-speaking volunteers who could serve as translators.
Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott defended Christian business owners from the Left’s rabid animosity by signing the “Save Chick-fil-A” bill into law on Monday. “This legislation applies to all Texans equally,” Fort Worth Republican Representative Matt Krause told Fox News. The new law prevents the government from unfavorably targeting businesses or individuals for contributing to religious organizations and was fast-tracked after the San Antonio City Council prevented a Chick-fil-A from opening a location due to Leftist outrage over its donations to organizations for traditional marriage. We expect this bill will become a model for similar legislation around the country, as the Left’s war on Christianity continues to escalate.
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday signed the so-called “Save Chick-fil-A” bill into law, a new provision that supporters say defends the fast-food restaurant and protects religious freedoms. Opponents have argued it discriminates against the LGBT community.
Abbott, a Republican, did not hold a public signing ceremony, but he had signaled his support through a tweet a few weeks ago, DallasNews.com reported.
On May 20, Abbott tweeted a picture of a Chick-fil-A soft drink in front of a laptop showing a news article with the headline “’Save Chick-fil-A’ bill heads to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk” and wrote, “So. What are the odds I’ll sign the Chick-fil-A bill? I’ll let you know after dinner.
Conservative author, filmmaker, and lawyer Mike Cernovich revealed to Breitbart News that Google internal emails obtained through a discovery process related to an anti-discrimination lawsuit proves anti-Christian and conservative hatred throughout the company’s communications. Cernovich told host Alex Marlow that the findings were “fantastic news and a huge legal development.” “It’s very, very rare to get that kind of look under the hood at Google, and that’s exactly what’s going to happen in this case.” This suit may very well blow the doors open to the massive anti-conservative, anti-Christian censorship by the Silicon Left, and it’ll be long overdue.
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Author, filmmaker, and lawyer Mike Cernovich said that a review of Google’s internal emails via the discovery process in an ongoing anti-discrimination lawsuit against the company will reveal its hatred of Christians and conservatives throughout its organization. He offered his remarks on Tuesday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow.
Marlow invited Cernovich’s comments on the latest developments in the aforementioned anti-discrimination class action lawsuit filed against Google.
“This is actually fantastic news and a huge legal development,” replied Cernovich. “Maybe a lot of people don’t realize what discovery is. Discovery is a process whereby a lawyer is allowed to go through every email that Google has sent and received internally.”
The Justice Department handed over more “spying” details to Congress on Monday concerning the Deep State’s targeting of the 2016 Trump campaign. Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd wrote in a letter to the House and Senate Judiciary committees that “The Department has made existing office space in Washington available for this work” and that it will “be funded out of the U.S. Attorney’s Salaries and Expenses appropriation.” Per the letter, Attorney General William Barr’s personnel are officially setting up shop to conduct a “broad in scope and multifaceted” review “intended to illuminate open questions regarding the activities of U.S. and foreign intelligence services as well as non-governmental organizations and individuals.” In other words, the fit’s about to hit the shan.
Here’s more from The Hill…
The Justice Department on Monday offered more details to Congress on the investigation that Attorney General William Barr ordered into the intelligence collection on the Trump campaign ahead of the 2016 election.
In a letter to the House and Senate Judiciary committees, Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd said that the inquiry is being primarily conducted by U.S. attorney John Durham out of Justice Department offices in Washington, D.C.
Boyd wrote that Durham, the U.S. attorney from Connecticut, is receiving assistance from a “number of U.S. Attorney’s Office personnel and other Department employees.”
Iowa is getting stampeded by 2020 Democrats hoping to woo its voters. Except for Joe Biden-the party’s leading contender-who plans to visit the state after his rivals are finished fighting for his polling scraps. Candidates overwhelming (or underwhelming in many cases) Iowans over the weekend included Bernie Sanders, Beto O’Rourke, Corey Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, John Delaney, and John Hickenlooper, among others. With days left before the debate season kicks off, we’re itching to watch the circle firing squad begin. As of now, our money is on Dirty Uncle Joe, the grab-master of the circus.
Here’s more from Yahoo News…
A small crowd clustered around Beto O’Rourke in Des Moines on Saturday, after the presidential hopeful ran a 5K as part of the city’s LGBT Pride celebrations. Terry Eason, who’d just completed the race, turned to a friend and asked, “It’s Beto, Beto O’Rourke, is that right?”
“I wasn’t sure who he was, because there are so many of them,” said Eason, a retired teacher from nearby Waukee, Iowa.
Iowa, the first-in-the nation caucus state, is hosting 19 presidential hopefuls this weekend for its annual Hall of Fame celebration, a fundraiser for the state Democratic Party in Cedar Rapids on Sunday.
Mexico has finally blocked a 1,000-strong caravan of illegal immigrants en route to the unsecured U.S.-Mexico border just days after President Trump threatened a series of escalatory tariffs against our southern neighbor. According to a report by the Associated Press, hundreds of migrants agreed to go to a Mexican migrant detention center after being confronted by about 200 Mexican police, though others resisted and fled into the forest to evade arrest. A Mexican delegation has met with White House officials ahead of President Trump’s June 10 deadline for Mexico to do its part or face a 5% tariff (to escalate to 25% by October) on all Mexican goods imported into the U.S. In other words, Trump was right: money talks.
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Mexico apprehended about 1,000 migrants after President Trump threatened to slap tariffs on the country over its lax border policies.
About 200 Mexican military police intercepted the caravan walking north along a highway in southern Mexico on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press. The migrants told officers they planned to travel to the U.S. and claim asylum.
Some migrants resisted and others fled into the forest on either side of the highway, but the vast majority of those in the caravan complied with orders from Mexican officials. Hundreds of migrants agreed to go to a migrant detention center.
A San Mateo County official in California is pulling out all the bureaucratic red tape that he can to stop a Chick-fil-A restaurant from opening in Redwood City because its Christian founders support traditional marriage. San Mateo County supervisor David Canepa is specifically hoping to prevent the restaurant chain from obtaining an “architectural permit” and justifying his effort thus: “When people think of the Chick-fil-A logo–what they think of is anti-LGBTQ.” San Mateo County LGBTQ Commission member Craig Wiesner, on the other hand, does not believe that city officials should be blocking the restaurant from opening but rather public outrage.
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Another city has taken up the torch in the Left’s ongoing quest to hound fast-food giant Chick-fil-A.
“A San Mateo County official is pushing to stop a Chick-fil-A restaurant from opening up in Redwood City,” reports CBS Local news. “The McDonald’s restaurant on Whipple could soon be tuning into a Chick-fil-A, making it the chain’s 13th restaurant in the San Francisco Bay Area.”
San Mateo County supervisor David Canepa told reporters he is seeking to prevent the restaurant from obtaining an “architectural permit” due to its founder, Dan Cathy, previously expressing support for traditional marriage and for donating funds to pro-marriage groups.
During the DNC’s IWillVote Gala in Atlanta on Thursday, Joe Biden abandond his pro-life principles in the wake of 24 hours of criticism from within his increasingly pro-death party. NBC News correspondent Mike Memoli noted that Biden abandoned the teleprompter when making the comment that the current culture makes it impossible for him to continue supporting the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits federal funding for abortion, but is being portrayed by the Left as an attack on the constitutional rights of poor and minority women. Biden, who allegedly is devoutly Catholic, is the latest to support the “no pro-lifers allowed” policy of the Democratic Party.
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Former Vice President Joe Biden reversed his position on the Hyde Amendment Thursday after facing intense backlash from within his own party.
Biden, while speaking in Atlanta, first reaffirmed his support for Roe v. Wade.
He was noted saying the following at the DNC’s IWillVote Gala in Atlanta, Georgia:
Something of a campaign milestone tonight: for first time since joining race @JoeBiden is speaking at an event that also features another 2020 candidate. Biden next, @BetoORourke later tonight in Atlanta for DNC gala pic.twitter.com/A3Mvv2bdrj
— Mike Memoli (@mikememoli) June 6, 2019
But then he took things a step further, saying that the current culture made it impossible for him to continue to support such an amendment.