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Leah Vukmir releases ad featuring handgun in Wisconsin race

Republican Senate candidate Leah Vukmir of Wisconsin released her first television ad Monday and she’s packing heat. The spot begins with a recording of a death threat on an answering machine before panning over to Ms. Vukmir, sitting at a kitchen table with a handgun, …

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Donald Trump calls for new 'Space Force' military branch

President Trump on Monday directed the Pentagon to launch the process for creating a “Space Force” that would extend U.S. military might into the final frontier. Mr. Trump previously mused about establishing a Space Force but put the idea into action with a direct order …

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House Budget Committee to take up 2019 budget resolution

House Budget Committee Chairman Steve Womack announced Monday that his committee will officially mark up a 2019 budget resolution this week, even as prospects for the full Congress to pass one remain iffy at best. The budget committee is planning to mark up a 2019 …

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Mike Pompeo poised for next step of nuke talks with North Korean officials

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will “soon” meet with North Korean officials to take the next step in a denuclearization deal, a top South Korea official said Monday. “Secretary of State Pompeo has the will to push ahead with [negotiations] at a very fast speed,” …

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DACA kids approved despite murder, rape and sex crimes arrests

Ten people who’d been arrested on murder charges were nonetheless granted permission to remain and work in the U.S. under the Obama-era DACA amnesty, according to new government data released Monday. Thirty-one “Dreamers” had rape charges on their records, nearly 500 had been accused of …

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Alan Dershowitz on separation policy: Donald Trump, 'I implore you to stop this now'

Civil liberties lawyer Alan Dershowitz on Monday joined those calling for President Trump to end the immigration policy of separating children from their parents. Mr. Dershowitz had a direct message for the president during an interview on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends.” “You have to …

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Democratic lawmakers counter Homeland Security secretary after touring ICE center

Two Democratic lawmakers, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York and Rep. Bill Pascrell of New Jersey, disclosed on Monday what they saw on their visit to a New Jersey Immigration and Customs Enforcement center. The lawmakers were a part of the group of seven Democrats …

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Donald Trump: Democrats need to make immigration deal before election, or 'you're going to lose'

President Donald Trump pressured Democrats over immigration reform Sunday night, focusing on potential political consequences of not passing a bill. The Democrats should get together with their Republican counterparts and work something out on Border Security & Safety. Don’t wait until after the election because …

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Paul Ryan seeks Donald Trump's assurance on immigration compromise

Republican leaders have invited President Trump to visit Capitol Hill this week to try to repair the damage he did when he said he wouldn’t sign the immigration compromise that House Republicans had spent months writing. Speaker Paul D. Ryan and his team want to …

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1986 amnesty gave lawmakers a lesson

Rep. Joe Barton’s son attends a public school in small-town Texas where more than half of his classmates are Hispanic, and he figures a good number of them are from homes where at least one parent is an illegal immigrant. The congressman says it’s one …

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