February 24, 2024

Republicans’ headache: Cutting a border deal with a DHS chief they loathe

In the House, Alejandro Mayorkas’ impeachment is taking a back seat to the impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden. | Alex Brandon/AP Senate Republicans are working closely with Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas as they try to craft a bipartisan border security deal. Which creates a new problem for the GOP negotiators: If they succeed

What the Senate Dem campaign chief thinks about their tough 2024 races

DSCC Chair Gary Peters spoke to POLITICO about how he’s planning to maintain Democrats’ slim majority in the upper chamber next year. | Jemal Countess/Getty Images for JDRF Sen. Gary Peters, the chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, pulled off a major upset by helping to reelect every Democratic incumbent in 2src22. But 2src24

Attempt to Prosecute Former Danish Defence Minister and Spy Chief Collapses

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) – Danish prosecution dismissed Wednesday two separate cases against a former defense minister and an ex-head of the country´s foreign intelligence service due to the inability to divulge classified information in court. Both were charged with leaking state secrets. Last week, Denmark´s highest court ruled that the two cases which have been

Josh Hawley Asks DHS Chief Mayorkas to Disclose Number of Terrorism-Linked Illegal Aliens Released into U.S.

President Joe Biden’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary, Alejandro Mayorkas, must disclose the total number of so-called “special interest aliens” released into the United States over the last two years, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) says. As Breitbart News reported this month, DHS figures reveal that in Fiscal Year 2src23, nearly 61,5srcsrc special interest aliens were

Former Illinois police chief caught shoplifting from Florida Walmart, officials say

A former small town police chief was caught shoplifting from a Walmart in one of Florida’s most well-known retirement communities, according to the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office. Christopher Radz was arrested around 4:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at a Walmart in The Villages, according to an arrest affidavit obtained by FOX 35 Orlando. He was charged […]

Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows Charged with Trump in Georgia

Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows Charged with Trump in Georgia Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows has been charged alongside former President Donald Trump and other defendants in Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’s investigation into the former president’s actions during the 2020 election in

Massachusetts police chief charged in insider trading scheme to resign

A Massachusetts police chief charged with insider trading that allegedly netted a group of men more than $2.2 million in illegal profits will resign. Dighton Police Chief Shawn Cronin is among five men charged in the insider trading scheme. Dighton Board of Selectmen Chairman Peter D. Caron said in a statement Tuesday that Cronin will […]

Fmr. Border Patrol Chief: We Still Have ‘Tremendous Operational Gaps’ in Some Parts of Border

On Wednesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” recently retired Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz responded to a question on if the border is secure by stating that while there are more agents out in the field since the expiration of Title 42, and agents have been tasked with less processing work

Border Patrol Chief: ‘I Don’t Think We’re Doing Enough’ to Fight Cartels

During an interview with the Fox News Channel on Friday aired on Saturday’s broadcast of “Fox News Live,” outgoing Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz said that the United States is not doing enough to combat Mexican drug cartels and argued that because the impact of the cartels hits nationally, “we’ve got to look at this

House GOP spars with FBI chief on Hunter Biden, Jan. 6 and more

House Republicans teed off on FBI Director Christopher Wray on Wednesday as the party’s long-simmering angst over the law enforcement agency spilled into public view. After months of vowing to go toe-to-toe with the Trump-appointed FBI director, Republicans were ready to give Wray an earful on everything from high-profile investigations to a controversial surveillance program

Mayorkas gets new chief of staff with political battle skills

Jonathan Davidson, then the nominee to be deputy under secretary of the Department of Treasury, is seen during his Senate Finance Committee confirmation hearing on May 25, 2src21. | Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call via AP Jonathan Davidson, who has served as the assistant secretary for legislative affairs at the Department of Treasury for more than

US Border Patrol chief Raul Ortiz, who has lead border enforcement since 2021, is retiring

U.S. Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz told his colleagues Tuesday that he has decided to retire, FOX News has confirmed. Ortiz, who manages roughly 20,000 Border Patrol agents as the law enforcement arm of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, informed his colleagues in a note Tuesday that he would be retiring effective Friday, June 30. […]

Former Intelligence chief to say a lab leak is the ‘only explanation’ for COVID

EXCLUSIVE: Former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe says the “only explanation” and “plausible assessment” for the COVID-19 global pandemic is a leak from a Chinese Communist Party-controlled lab, citing U.S. intelligence and “numerous, diverse and unassailable” sources for the information. Fox News exclusively obtained Ratcliffe’s prepared testimony ahead of his appearance before the House Select […]

Angel Dad: Biden’s DHS Chief Alejandro Mayorkas Sought to Protect My Son’s Illegal Alien Killer from Deportation

Angel Dad Don Rosenberg said President Joe Biden’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas tried to shield his son’s illegal alien killer from deportation when he headed the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) under then-President Obama. On November 16, 2010, second-year law student Drew Rosenberg, 25 years old, was killed in

White House Chief Of Staff Says Artificial Intelligence Is A ‘Top 3’ Issue For 80-Year-Old Biden

Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of President Joe Biden’s “top three issues,” White House Chief of Staff Jeff Zients said Thursday. “It’s probably one of the top three issues at the White House and across the agencies right now. We had the CEOs of the leading companies in a couple of weeks ago. The President

Biden Admin Taps New Border Patrol Chief

The Biden administration has tapped Jason Owens to serve as Border Patrol Chief, according to an internal agency email sent by Acting U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Troy Miller obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation. Owens has served in the agency for 25 years and is currently chief of the Border Patrol’s

Biden’s UN Chief Promises to Send More Poor Migrants to the Midwest

President Joe Biden’s “senior advisor on migration” has taken over the U.N.’s International Organization for Migration (IOM) agency and is promising to help extract more poor migrants from their home countries for transport to cities and towns in the United States. “Our goal at IOM is to enable the choice to migrate,” ION chief Amy

House GOP budget chief moves forward after McCarthy beef

Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) confers with House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-Texas) at the Capitol in Washington, March 8, 2src23. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo A congressional budget chief’s job often looks thankless: Toil to unite your party around a detailed fiscal plan — and then watch your opponents use it

Watch Live: DHS Chief Mayorkas Faces Down GOP Senators

President Joe Biden’s pro-migration border chief will certainly face softball questions from Democratic Senators on Tuesday morning — and likely a flurry of uncoordinated, unfocused questions from cautious GOP Senators during the two-hour event. In prior hearings, GOP Senators have been eager to demonstrate theatrical opposition against Alejandro Mayorkas’ determined welcome for at least 4

Cyberattacks, AI-human love are major challenges of artificial intelligence boom, former Google chief warns

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt said the tech industry will face a “reckoning” over artificial intelligence, comparing the potential dangers of the technology to the risks associated with social media when the platforms were first rolled out years ago.  “What happened with social media is we, including myself, just offered social media because we had […]

Exclusive: Chip Roy Introduces Bill to Eliminate Chief Diversity Officers and Advisors at the Pentagon

Exclusive: Chip Roy Introduces Bill to Eliminate Chief Diversity Officers and Advisors at the Pentagon Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) has introduced a bill that would eliminate the positions of Chief Diversity Officer and Senior Advisor for Diversity and Inclusion at the Pentagon or any other similar position, Breitbart News can exclusively reveal.

Pentagon Chief Downplays Chances of Military Victory for Ukraine

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has downplayed the chances of a military victory for Ukraine, saying the war would likely end with negotiations. In an interview with CNN taped on Thursday, Austin was asked, “Do you still ultimately think Ukraine can win this?” Austin did not say “yes,” but instead said, “Ukraine’s goal is to take

Reports: Biden Chief of Staff Ron Klain to Depart White House Soon

Democrat President Joe Biden’s chief of staff, Ron Klain, will leave his post at the White House in the coming weeks, according to several news reports on Saturday. Klain, a longtime Biden hand who has served as his chief of staff since the president took office, is expected to leave his position shortly after the

House GOP’s help-wanted sign: One border funding chief

Rep. Chuck Fleischmann has made clear to GOP leaders he wants to head either the Energy and Water or the Labor and Health and Human Services panel instead of the homeland security spending panel. | Andrew Harnik/AP Photo Border funding will be one of House Republicans’ biggest causes next year. There’s just one hiccup: They’re

Chief Justice John Roberts Puts Brakes on Biden’s Ending Title 42 at Border

Chief Justice John Roberts has halted a lower court’s decision that would have lifted the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Title 42 public health authority at the United States-Mexico border in days, used to stem waves of illegal immigration. Last month, a federal judge struck down Title 42 — the CDC authority first imposed by

Schumer taps Peters again as Senate campaign chief in hopes of 2022 repeat

Sen. Gary Peters addresses the crowd during inauguration ceremonies, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2src23, outside the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. | Al Goldis/AP Photo Michigan Sen. Gary Peters will once again lead his caucus’ campaign arm, according to two people familiar with the matter and confirmed by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. The second-term senator

Moody’s Chief Economist: ‘2023 Is Going to Be a Pretty Tough Year’ Unemployment Will Rise and It’ll Take Time to See Impacts of Fed Actions

On Wednesday’s broadcast of Bloomberg TV’s “Balance of Power,” Moody’s Analytics Chief Economist Mark Zandi predicted that 2src23 “is going to be a pretty tough year” because we won’t “see the full effects of what the Fed’s done for well into” the year and “we’re going to see job growth slow, may see some declines, unemployment’s

Jim Jordan Vows to Use ‘All Means Necessary’ to Hold Biden Border Chief Accountable for Migration Crisis

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) responded Tuesday to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) call for President Joe Biden’s border chief to resign, saying in a statement McCarthy was “right” that “Americans deserve accountability” for the record number of illegal migrant crossings that have occurred over the past two years. Jordan said Republicans would hold Department

Capitol Police chief pushes for ‘more resources’ after Paul Pelosi assault

Paul Pelosi was hospitalized due to the attack, and a Monday evening statement from Nancy Pelosi cited a potentially “long recovery process for her husband.” Increasing resources for Capitol Police would likely require congressional approval. A spokesperson for Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Monday that congressional leaders would explore “every option available” in…

House Dem campaign arm jumps in with $600k buy to help save its own chief

That GOP super PAC has now spent over $4 million on TV against Maloney, and the GOP campaign arm has spent over $480,000, according to data from AdImpact, a media tracking firm. In total, Republicans are spending some $5.6 million on-air in the district. Democrats were only spending $2.3 million before this new investment, and…

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