General Mattis: DACA Recipients Serving in the Military Will Not Be Deported

General Mattis: DACA Recipients Serving in the Military Will Not Be Deported

Secretary of Defense James Mattis is vowing not to deport any DACA recipients serving in the military even if the program expires.  “We would always stand by one of our people,” the general said.  “They will not be subject to any kind of deportation,” he added. Mattis said the protections will apply to those who are on active duty, in the active reserves, have already signed a contract with the military and are waiting to go to boot camp and…

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Mueller Zeros In

Mueller Zeros In

Much of talk in Washington D.C. this week was on the controversial Nunes Memo just released.  In this episode, we discuss the revelation of a focus of special counsel Robert Mueller and why it may be the more significant development. http://media.blubrry.com/itn/p/content.blubrry.com/itn/Mueller_Zeros_In.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Pelosi Holds the Floor for a Record 8 Hours, Announces Opposition to Budget Deal Over DACA

Pelosi Holds the Floor for a Record 8 Hours, Announces Opposition to Budget Deal Over DACA

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi held the floor yesterday for a record 8 hours and 7 minutes, in what was the longest floor speech in House of Representatives history.  Pelosi was announcing her opposition to a Senate deal on the budget that was reached earlier in the day. Pelosi’s opposition centers on that the budget deal reached between Senate Leaders Republican Mitch McConnell and Democrat Chuck Schumer, includes no solution for DACA recipients.  Pelosi spent much of the time on…

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President Says Democrats Want Open Borders, Chief of Staff John Kelly Believes Trump Now Has Moral High Ground on DACA

President Says Democrats Want Open Borders, Chief of Staff John Kelly Believes Trump Now Has Moral High Ground on DACA

President Trump has assailed Democrats for refusing to negotiate on his proposed immigration reform plan.  “[Democrats]…oppose this deal, they aren’t serious about DACA-they just want open borders,” the president wrote on Twitter earlier today. Donald J. Trump on Twitter Polling shows nearly 7 in 10 Americans support an immigration reform package that includes DACA, fully secures the border, ends chain migration & cancels the visa lottery. If D’s oppose this deal, they aren’t serious about DACA-they just want open borders….

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McCain and Coons Set to Unveil Immigration Bill that Includes Legal Status for Dreamers, Border Security – But No Wall

McCain and Coons Set to Unveil Immigration Bill that Includes Legal Status for Dreamers, Border Security – But No Wall

Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Chris Coons (D-DE), are planning to introduce an immigration bill in the Senate today.  The bill will provide legal status for immigrants living in the country illegally and also provides some funding for border security, but it does not include all of the items the president says he wants to see in any immigration bill. The bill will provide legal status to DREAMers who have been in the country illegally since 2013.  This group is…

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Trump Administration Submits List of Russian Oligarchs Required by Congress, Copies Names from Forbes.com

Trump Administration Submits List of Russian Oligarchs Required by Congress, Copies Names from Forbes.com

The Trump administration admits that it derived a list of wealthy Russian oligarchs that it was required to submit to Congress from a list of wealthy Russian businessmen on Forbes.com.  Asked if there was any truth to the rumors that the list was inspired from the Forbes list, a Treasury spokesperson said, “yes.” “The names of and net worth of oligarchs in the unclassified version of the report were selected based on objective criteria drawn from publicly available sources,” the…

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House GOP’s No. 2: We Can’t Pass Immigration Reform with Democratic Help

House GOP’s No. 2: We Can’t Pass Immigration Reform with Democratic Help

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said today that no comprehensive immigration reform package will be passed without Democratic votes.  “Whatever we do is not going to pass with one party or another. If you want to do it, that bill has a lot of merit to solving the problem,” McCarthy said. It was revealed last week that President Trump will call for a pathway to citizenship for 1.8 million illegal immigrants in exchange for $25 billion in border wall funding…

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Senator Ted Cruz: No Pathway to Citizenship for DACA Recipients

Senator Ted Cruz: No Pathway to Citizenship for DACA Recipients

Senator Ted Cruz of Texas has come out against a pathway to citizenship for DACA recipients one day after it was revealed the president would be calling for one in an upcoming immigration plan.  “I do not believe we should be granting a path to citizenship to anybody here illegally,” Cruz told reporters.  “Doing so is inconsistent with the promises we made to the men and women who elected us.” White House adviser Stephen Miller outlined the president’s plan in…

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The Story Beyond the Shutdown

The Story Beyond the Shutdown

Congress Shutdown for three days last week.  The stated reason was a fight over the DACA program.  But with both Republicans and Democrats willing to find a solution to the program, why was it necessary to shut the government down over it?  We discuss in today’s episode. http://media.blubrry.com/itn/p/content.blubrry.com/itn/The_Story_Beyond_the_Shutdown.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

BREAKING: President Trump to Call for Pathway to Citizenship for 1.8 Million DACA Recipients

BREAKING: President Trump to Call for Pathway to Citizenship for 1.8 Million DACA Recipients

President Trump will reportedly back a pathway to citizenship for 1.8 million illegal immigrants who came to the country as children, it was revealed today.  The plan was outlined in a call between White House adviser Stephen Miller and Republican congressional staff. Miller also reiterated the three other demands the President has for any final deal on DACA.  They are: $25 billion in border wall funding, an end to family-based chain migration and an end to visa lottery programs. In…

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