Mexican cartels using border migrant crisis to distract agents from drug smuggling, Carroll says

published 2019-05-15 14:58:53 by Elizabeth Llorente Mexican cartels are using the migrant crisis at the southern border to overwhelm U.S. agents stationed there so they can smuggle drugs across with greater ease, said James Carroll, the director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. “These drug traffickers, they’re smart, they know what they’re … Read moreMexican cartels using border migrant crisis to distract agents from drug smuggling, Carroll says

Mexican cartels using border migrant crisis to distract agents from drug smuggling, Carroll says

Mexican cartels are using the migrant crisis at the southern border to overwhelm U.S. agents stationed there so they can smuggle drugs across with greater ease, said James Carroll, the director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. “These drug traffickers, they’re smart, they know what they’re doing,” said Carroll during an appearance … Read moreMexican cartels using border migrant crisis to distract agents from drug smuggling, Carroll says

Sen. Graham Introduces Bill to Address Border Surge

Wed, May 15th 2019 @ 2:52 pm EDT Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who also chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee that has jurisdiction over immigration, announced the introduction of a new bill that would address the ongoing border crisis. Specifically, Sen. Graham’s bill would attempt to fix some of the loopholes that have led to a … Read moreSen. Graham Introduces Bill to Address Border Surge

(What’s Left of) Our Economy: New Fed Manufacturing Figures Show Industry is Still Nicely Withstanding the Metals Tariffs

This morning brought another poor result for U.S. domestic manufacturing – specifically, a 0.52 percent decrease in inflation-adjusted output that was its worst such performance since January’s 0.66 percent sequential decline. As a result, the temptation is to blame the Trump tariffs that have so dominated economic and business news headlines, but as usual, the … Read more(What’s Left of) Our Economy: New Fed Manufacturing Figures Show Industry is Still Nicely Withstanding the Metals Tariffs

POSTPONED: Health Subcommittee Oversight Hearing: Fiscal Year 2020 Department of Veterans Affairs Budget Request for the Veterans Health Administration

Postponed until further notice.   On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Subcommittee on Health will hold an oversight hearing entitled, “Fiscal Year 2020 Department of Veterans Affairs Budget Request for the Veterans Health Administration.”    The subcommittee will meet at 2:00 p.m., in room 210 of the House Visitors Center. Watch … Read morePOSTPONED: Health Subcommittee Oversight Hearing: Fiscal Year 2020 Department of Veterans Affairs Budget Request for the Veterans Health Administration

Health Subcommittee Oversight Hearing: Fiscal Year 2020 Department of Veterans Affairs Budget Request for the Veterans Health Administration

On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Subcommittee on Health will hold an oversight hearing entitled, “Fiscal Year 2020 Department of Veterans Affairs Budget Request for the Veterans Health Administration.”    The subcommittee will meet at 2:00 p.m., in room 210 of the House Visitors Center. Please follow and like us:

Janet Dhillon Becomes Chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Janet Dhillon was sworn in today as the Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) by Acting Chair Victoria A. Lipnic. She will serve as the 16th Chair of the EEOC. Dhillon was first nominated by President Donald J. Trump on June 29, 2017 and confirmed on May 8, 2019. Her term will … Read moreJanet Dhillon Becomes Chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

H.Res.377

Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5) to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 312) to reaffirm the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe reservation, and for other purposes; and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 987) to amend … Read moreH.Res.377

Rep. Axne Appointed to Rural Broadband Task Force

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) was appointed to sit on the newly launched House Rural Broadband Task Force to provide coordination and leadership to end the rural-digital divide. The Task Force will work to advance solutions to ensure all Americans have access to high-speed internet by 2025. In addition to Rep. Axne, … Read moreRep. Axne Appointed to Rural Broadband Task Force

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the National Marine Manufacturers Association

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the National Marine Manufacturers Association ASowah@doc.gov Wed, 05/15/2019 – 12:08 Fisheries and aquaculture AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Introduced by Ben Speciale, President, Yamaha’s U.S. Marine Business and chair of the NMMA Board of Directors. Thank you, Ben, for that kind introduction, and … Read moreRemarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the National Marine Manufacturers Association

Chinese investment in India may be imminent: Mahindra

Mahindra Group chairman Anand Mahindra on Wednesday said a wave of Chinese investment in India may be imminent in the wake of intensifying trade war between the US and China. “Even if they settle, a Chinese firm with large exports to the US would be wise to hedge & invest in a subsidiary in India … Read moreChinese investment in India may be imminent: Mahindra

South Asians by the Numbers: Population in the U.S. has grown by 40% since 2010

May 15, 2019 SAALT released its latest South Asian demographic snapshot today, revealing a community in the U.S. that’s growing almost as fast as it is changing. By 2065, Asian Americans are on track to be the largest immigrant population in the U.S. The South Asian population in the U.S. grew a staggering 40% in … Read moreSouth Asians by the Numbers: Population in the U.S. has grown by 40% since 2010

Press Release: New CPA Research Finds Across-the-Board China Tariff Would Create 1.36 Million US Jobs

Decoupling from China, increased domestic production would boost economy Washington. The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today released a groundbreaking study on the impact of a potential 25 percent across-the-board tariff on all imports from China. CPA research found that such a move would deliver significant, sustained benefits for the US economy, including the creation … Read morePress Release: New CPA Research Finds Across-the-Board China Tariff Would Create 1.36 Million US Jobs

Press Release: New CPA Study Shows Across-the-Board China Tariff Would Boost US Economy, Create Thousands of Jobs

Decoupling from China, increased domestic production would boost economy Washington. The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today released a groundbreaking study on the impact of a potential 25 percent across-the-board tariff on all imports from China. CPA research found that such a move would deliver significant, sustained benefits for the US economy, including the creation … Read morePress Release: New CPA Study Shows Across-the-Board China Tariff Would Boost US Economy, Create Thousands of Jobs

Hostile Architecture: A Look into the Horrifying Anti-Homeless Trend

When you sit on a city bench or wait for a bus, you might not even notice the bars, spikes, and slants built into the furniture. If you do, it’s only for a fleeting moment that you give these odd … Continue reading → The post Hostile Architecture: A Look into the Horrifying Anti-Homeless Trend … Read moreHostile Architecture: A Look into the Horrifying Anti-Homeless Trend

Three Changes I’d Like To See In The Lyft and Uber Apps

Even though Uber and Lyft have made substantial changes to their apps over the last year, there are still issues with the apps that drivers would like to see improved or fixed. Senior RSG contributor Jay Cradeur shares the top three changes he’d like to see Uber and Lyft make to their apps. What changes would you … Read moreThree Changes I’d Like To See In The Lyft and Uber Apps

POSTPONED: Economic Opportunity Subcommittee Oversight Hearing: Examining Mid-Semester School Closures Impact on Student Veterans

Postponed until further notice.    On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity will hold an oversight hearing entitled, “Examining Mid-Semester School Closures Impact on Student Veterans.”    The subcommittee will meet at 10:00 a.m., in room 210 of the House Visitors Center.      Watch the meeting here Please … Read morePOSTPONED: Economic Opportunity Subcommittee Oversight Hearing: Examining Mid-Semester School Closures Impact on Student Veterans

Economic Opportunity Subcommittee Oversight Hearing: Examining Mid-Semester School Closures Impact on Student Veterans

On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity will hold an oversight hearing entitled, “Examining Mid-Semester School Closures Impact on Student Veterans.”    The subcommittee will meet at 10:00 a.m., in room 210 of the House Visitors Center.    Please follow and like us:

TSA deploying hundreds of officials to southern border to combat immigration crisis

published 2019-05-15 08:48:36 by Adam Shaw The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is planning to send hundreds of officials to the southern border to help the Department of Homeland Security with the escalating immigration crisis, Fox News confirmed Wednesday. “TSA, like all DHS components, is supporting the DHS effort to address the humanitarian and security crisis … Read moreTSA deploying hundreds of officials to southern border to combat immigration crisis

US healthcare firm to open senior living homes in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, May 15 (IANS) The US-based international healthcare provider Columbia Pacific Management would set up its first senior living community in this tech hub, an official said on Wednesday. “With expertise in planning and executing senior living projects across Asia, Canada and the US, we bring the legacy to India. We are positive our first community … Read moreUS healthcare firm to open senior living homes in Bengaluru

Photoshopped image shows Sikh Mayor as Arab dictator

Washington, May 15 (IANS) A New Jersey-based website is under fire for publishing a photoshopped image of a Sikh Mayor that depicts him as an Arab dictator, the media reported. The website, “Hudson Mile Square View”, ran an image of Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla that resembled the lead character played by British actor Sacha Baron Cohen … Read morePhotoshopped image shows Sikh Mayor as Arab dictator

NSE fines 250 cos for non-compliance with listing norms

The National Stock Exchange (NSE) on Wednesday said it has penalised 250 companies, including two IL&FS group firms and Jet Airways, for non-compliance with various listing regulations for the quarter ended March 31, 2019. The total penalty imposed on the non-compliant companies is little over Rs 8.84 crore, according to NSE data. Please follow and … Read moreNSE fines 250 cos for non-compliance with listing norms

HHS removed 85-page website with materials about the Affordable Care Act

Beginning in early 2011, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Obama administration began compiling materials about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — then still years away from full implementation — on a section of its website headlined “Facts and Features.” The earliest examples highlighted the first real-world effects of the law, … Read moreHHS removed 85-page website with materials about the Affordable Care Act

New report analyzes how the administration is undermining the Affordable Care Act using web censorship

The federal government considers public federal agency websites to be the primary way the public learns about government functions, benefits, and rules. Agencies are thus expected to maintain their websites to provide the public with accurate, objective, and non-partisan information about their programs, such as the Affordable Care Act (ACA). But when the administration that … Read moreNew report analyzes how the administration is undermining the Affordable Care Act using web censorship

Lost US passport in Austria? McDonald’s can help

Lost and hungry for help? American citizens who find themselves in distress in Austria can now seek support at an unusual address — McDonald’s. Under a new partnership, outlets of the US fast food chain throughout Austria will help American citizens from Wednesday to get in touch with their embassy, it said on Facebook. Please … Read moreLost US passport in Austria? McDonald’s can help

No easy options for China as trade war, US pressure bite

China is running out of options to hit back at the United States without hurting its own interests, as Washington intensifies pressure on Beijing to correct trade imbalances in a challenge to China’s state-led economic model. China said this week it would impose higher tariffs on most US imports on a revised $60 billion target … Read moreNo easy options for China as trade war, US pressure bite