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California Governor Jerry Brown Asks President Trump for Help

AWR Hawkins, On Friday, California Governor Jerry Brown sought federal help from President Trump by asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to declare “a major disaster” in California in light of the damage done by recent storms. The East Bay Times reports: “Brown formally requested the declaration for the series of storms striking the state between

California congressman given police escort after town hall turns rowdy

Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Calif., needed to be escorted out of a town hall in his home district by police Saturday after protesters repeatedly interrupted and booed him as he defended the Republican party’s national agenda. Fox40 reported that hundreds of people packed a theater in downtown Roseville carrying signs that read “Resist,” ”Dump Tom McTrump,” and

Federal judge in Seattle temporarily halts Trump’s immigration order nationwide

A federal judge in Seattle brought the Trump administration’s executive order on immigration to a halt nationwide Friday, issuing a temporary restraining order in U.S. District Court until further hearings can be held. “The Constitution prevailed today,” Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said after the ruling. “No one is above the law — not even the president.”

Trump says he will ‘send in the Feds’ if Chicago doesn’t reduce homicides

President Trump tweeted Tuesday night that if Chicago is unable to reduce its homicide figures, he will send in “the Feds” to help reduce the city’s murder rate. “If Chicago doesn’t fix the horrible `carnage’ going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I will send in the Feds!” Trump

Inauguration Day clashes, Hundreds of protesters arrested

Protesters created havoc across Washington on Inauguration Day, shattering glass storefronts and torching cars but never posing a serious security threat to President Trump’s official inaugural ceremonies. Authorities said 217 people were arrested Friday in the protests and demonstrations, which started before dawn and at one point turned into a full-scale riot. Most of the

Disturbing Lessons from the Chicago Beating

Dennis Prager, Last week, four young blacks — two males, both 18 years old; and two females, 18 and 24 years-old — kidnapped a mentally disabled 18-year-old white boy and tortured him for 24 hours. Among other things, they kicked him, beat him, cut his scalp, made him drink from the toilet and made him

Walter E. Williams: Liberal Struggle Against Reality

Walter E. Williams, We will never understand liberals and progressives until we recognize that they often see reality as a social construct subject to being challenged and changed. For example, throughout the world, boys and girls have different toy preferences. Typically, boys like to play with cars and trucks, whereas girls prefer dolls. Liberals explain

Chicago records 762 homicides in 2016, up 57 percent from previous year

The city of Chicago recorded 762 homicides in 2016 — an average of two murders per day, the most killings in the city for two decades and more than New York and Los Angeles combined. The nation’s third largest city also saw 1,100 more shooting incidents than it did in 2015, according to statistics released by

3 Miami cops fired for jokes about using black neighborhoods as shooting ranges

An internal investigation by the Miami Police Department earlier this month led to the firing of three rookie cops who joked in a WhatsApp chat with fellow officers about using two of the Florida city’s predominantly African-American neighborhoods for target practice. Officers Kevin Bergnes, Miguel Valdes and Bruce Alcin were let go two days before

Seven dead, 27 injured in Christmas shootings in Chicago

Seven people were fatally shot in several incidents and 27 more injured by gunfire in Chicago during a 48-hour period including Christmas Day, police said. The shootings were part of a large increase in gun-related homicides in Chicago during 2016. The rise in violence is largely attributed to gang violence. Officer Jose Estrada, spokesman for