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Airlines told to ‘be prepared’ for expanded electronics ban

Jake Gibson, Brooke Singman, U.S. officials have told airlines to “be prepared” for an expanded ban on carry-on electronic devices allowed on airplanes.  Homeland Security spokesman David Lapan confirmed to reporters Tuesday that the administration is considering expanding the ban on laptops, which currently applies to U.S.-bound flights from eight countries in the Middle East

Intel on ‘imminent threat’ drove airline electronics ban, top lawmaker says

Catherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne, Cyd Upson Strong intelligence pointing to an “imminent threat” drove the decision in March to ban large electronics in carry-on baggage on flights into the U.S., according to a senior House Republican. “Specific and credible intelligence that there was an imminent threat to our aviation sector” was behind the decision,

Risk of homegrown Islamist extremism rising

Cases of homegrown Islamist extremism in the United States continue to rise, according to the House Homeland Security’s latest Terror Threat Snapshot. The committee, led by Chairman Michael McCaul, R-Texas, released its monthly report on Wednesday, which noted that of the 204 homegrown “jihadist cases” in the U.S. since 9/11, 36 occurred in the last 12 months.

Feds fear terror groups developing laptop bombs that evade airport security

U.S. intelligence sources suggest ISIS and other terrorist groups can build laptop bombs capable of slipping past airport security scanners, Fox News has learned. The sources fear that terrorists have gotten their hands on sophisticated airport security equipment that allows them to properly conceal explosives in laptops and other large electronic devices, Fox News reported

FIGHTING BACK: DOJ challenges Hawaii judge’s halt on new travel ban

The Justice Department is asking the federal judge in Hawaii who temporarily halted President Trump’s new travel ban to limit the scope of his ruling so that the United States can immediately stop taking in refugees worldwide. Justice Department attorneys argued in a motion Friday that U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson’s temporary restraining order was

U.S. appeals court will not put Trump travel ban case on hold

A federal appeals court on Monday rejected a U.S. Department of Justice request to place on hold an appeal over President Donald Trump’s travel ban on people from seven majority-Muslim countries. The order from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals could increase pressure on the Trump administration to clarify its intentions regarding the controversial

Revised travel ban targets same seven countries, exempts green card holders

President Trump’s revised travel ban targets the same seven countries listed in his original executive order and exempts travelers who have already have a visa to travel to the U.S., even if they haven’t used it yet. A senior White House official said the order will target only those same seven Muslim-majority nations, Iran, Iraq,

The ACLU’s War on Common Sense and Security

Robert Knight, The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is leading the charge against President Trump’s order to temporarily halt immigrants from seven Middle Eastern countries identified by previous administrations as hotbeds of terrorism. So far, they have managed to find sympathetic judges in friendly climes such as the Ninth Circuit. The group had promptly filed

Trump Promises To Modernize American Airports

Michael Qazvini, In a meeting with airline executives Thursday morning, President Trump vowed to help rebuild the country’s dilapidated airports as part of his campaign to increase infrastructure spending. “Among the attendees were Brad Tilden, chairman and CEO of Alaska Airlines; Ed Bastian, CEO of Delta Air Lines; Robin Hayes, president and CEO of JetBlue

What they really want is the continuation of Obama’s Christian refugee ban

Daniel Greenfield, “Kill Christians”: The Real Refugee Protest Agenda. The President of the United States announced that refugees fleeing persecution by a totalitarian regime would be deported. It did not matter that they had risked their lives to come here. They would be sent back. No leftist lawyers crammed airports. No protesters chanted at terminals.

Liberal Media Not Derailing the Trump Express #MAGA

Michael Reagan, The Trump Train is rolling on. It’s going so fast and in so many directions at once that its critics can’t catch up. All week long President Trump has filled the headlines with news. He’s nominated Neil Gorsuch — a great judge who understands and reveres what the Constitution says, not what he’d

Cut Corporate Taxes and Corporate Welfare

Chris Edwards, Editor’s Note: This piece was coauthored by Romina Boccia and Tom Schatz. President Donald Trump is prioritizing major tax reforms, including a large corporate tax rate cut. The cut has broad support and promises to spur growth, but it will face political opposition if it widens the already rising budget deficit. As such, President