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MURs 6940, 7097, 7146, 7160 & 7193 (Correct the Record and Elizabeth Cohen, in her official capacity as treasurer; Hillary for America and Elizabeth Jones, in her official capacity as treasurer; Priorities USA Action and Greg Speed, in his official capacity as treasurer ;
David Brock; Hillary Rodham Clinton; DNC Services Corp./DNC and William Q. Derrough, in his official capacity as treasurer ; Charlie Baker; John Podesta; Robby Mook; Dennis Cheng; Elizabeth Christina Reynolds; Karen Finney;
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LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the checkpoint on Interstate Highway 35 (IH-35) north of Laredo, Texas, uncovered a human smuggling attempt when they discovered 53 illegal aliens inside the trailer.
On September 17, 2019, agents encountered a tractor-trailer with only one visible occupant at the IH-35 checkpoint. During primary inspection, a service canine alerted to the odors of concealed humans and/or narcotics, inside the trailer.
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During and after the 2016 presidential election, this balance appears to have broken down. While Democrats accused Republicans of simply trying to divert attention for political purposes,
it is now clear those at the pinnacle of our national security community lost the objectivity they are required by law to exercise.
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Chairman Nadler Statement for Hearing on “Oversight of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act”

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“At the same time, former Director Coats’s letter acknowledged that the NSA has dismantled the call records program that it had been conducting under Section 215, as amended by the USA FREEDOM Act.
“Simply put, the NSA dismantled the program because it was a serious failure.  The NSA used it to collect hundreds of millions of phone records.  But in 2018, it discovered that it had no authority to collect some of the records it was receiving.
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Statement of Assistant A.G. Makan Delrahim Before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights

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As announced in July, the Department of Justice has opened a broad inquiry into competition involving digital platforms.  We are reviewing whether and how market-leading online platforms have achieved market power and whether they have been engaging in practices...
that have reduced competition, stifled innovation, or otherwise harmed consumers.  We are considering the widespread concerns that consumers, businesses, and entrepreneurs have expressed about search, social media, and some retail services online.
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Q    Do you want war with Iran, Mr. President?  Do you want war with Iran?

PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Do I want war?  I don’t want war with anybody.  I’m somebody that would like not to have war.  We have the strongest military in the world.
We’ve spent more than a trillion and a half dollars in the last short period of time on our military.  Nobody has even come close.  We have the best equipment in the world.  We have the best missiles.  And as you say, you just bought the Patriot system.
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Chinese Gov't Employee Charged in Manhattan Federal Court with Participating in Conspiracy to Fraudulently Obtain U.S. Visas

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“We welcome foreign students and researchers, including from China, but we do not welcome visa fraud – especially on behalf of a government,” said Assistant Attorney General John C. Demers of National Security.
“We will continue to confront Chinese government attempts to subvert American law to advance its own interests in diverting U.S. research and know-how to China.”
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COMPLAINANT: FEC-Initiated
RESPONDENTS: National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action and Robert G. Owens, in his official capacity as Fiscal Officer (the Organization)
SUBJECT: In the normal course of exercising its supervisory responsibilities, the Commission initiated proceedings to determine whether the Organization failed to disclose $104,813.99 in disbursements on its original 12 Day Pre-General Report in 2018.
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"The HECTOR program seeks to develop a set of tools and programming languages that will allow data to be processed while remaining in an encrypted state. . . ."
" . . . If successful, HECTOR will facilitate the development of new secure data services, make cryptographic computing more cost-effective and easier to implement."
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Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) has announced approximately $110 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development (R&D) projects under three funding opportunity announcements (FOAs).
Approximately $75M is for awards selected under two FOAs announced earlier this fiscal year; $35M is for a new FOA.

These FOAs further the Administration’s commitment to strengthening coal while protecting the environment.
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Milestone reached during President Trump’s first term

“I’m very pleased that the Senate has confirmed 150 federal judges thus far in President Trump’s first term. This is a historic milestone.
“As Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, I will continue to push through highly qualified, conservative judges at all levels of the federal courts.

“These conservative judicial appointments will impact our nation for years to come.”
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“This firing of the national security advisor is just the latest reminder that the Trump Administration’s foreign policy is in complete disarray. With negotiations on Afghanistan upended, vital negotiations with China stalled, North Korea ramping up dangerous tests,
Great Britain on the brink of crashing out of the EU, and Iran and Russia up to no good on any number of issues, American leadership is desperately needed around the world. Instead, our national security decision-making process is in chaos and America is less safe.
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Fourteen individuals from Central America implicated in numerous human rights violations against civilians, to include the capture, arrest and/or transport of civilians who were subsequently mistreated, and in some cases, beaten, electrocuted, and killed;
Four known or suspected human rights violators from China, complicit in collaborating with the government to assist in forced abortions and sterilizations against victims;
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“We continue to face a very real crisis at the southern border. I regret that the President has been forced to divert funding for our troops to address the crisis.
His initial requests to secure the border were not unreasonable and Congress should have been able to come together to find a compromise.
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“These facilitators funneled tens of millions of dollars from Iran’s Qods Force through Hizballah in Lebanon to HAMAS for terrorist attacks originating from the Gaza Strip.
HAMAS’s continued violent campaign against innocent civilians and the state of Israel is to the great detriment of the people in Gaza,” said Sigal Mandelker, Treasury’s Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence.
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Now let me speak generally to those who are advocates for white supremacy, or white nationalism.  I am talking directly to you.  The Constitution protects your right to speak, your right to think, and your right to believe.
If you want to waste the blessings of liberty by going down a path of hatred and failed ideologies, that is your choice.
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“Today’s advisory serves as an important reminder of the health risks marijuana use poses, especially when it comes to young people and pregnant women. While laws in some states have changed, the scientific evidence increasingly shows the harmful effects of marijuana use.
We are focused on making sure all Americans are aware of the dangers of marijuana use and the impact it has on developing minds.
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According to the plea documents, between 2013 and May 2014, Hernandez and BP agent Robert John Hall Jr. agreed and took overt acts to facilitate the trafficking of illegal drugs, including marijuana, into the U.S. from Mexico on behalf of a drug trafficking organization (DTO).
In exchange for cash payments, they provided an individual they believed to be a member of the DTO with CBP sensor locations, the locations of unpatrolled roads at or near the U.S.-Mexico border, the number of BP agents working in a certain area,
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“Human trafficking is a crime against humanity. This training seeks to educate stakeholders throughout the state to combat this modern day form of slavery and oppression.
Sadly, this is a growing problem throughout our state and our nation, and through this training, we are seeking to help people understand this scourge that is plaguing our communities, our citizens and our children.
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Our latest update to the USCIS Policy Manual defines “residence” as it relates to citizenship for children of certain U.S. government employees and members of the U.S. armed forces who are employed or stationed outside the United States,
to conform with the definition of residence in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). This guidance rescinds previously established USCIS policy, which stated that certain children who were living outside the United States were considered “residing in” the United States.
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BECAUSE CONGRESS WON'T FIVE THEM BEDS

DHS to Reprogram and Transfer $271 Million to Support Humanitarian and Security Emergency Response

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WASHINGTON – On Sunday, the 30-day notification period ended from when the Dept of Homeland Security notified Congress of its intent to reprogram and transfer $271 million of available funds to support requirements via authority provided in the FY 2019 DHS Appropriations Act.
The Administration submitted a supplemental request on May 1, for resources to address the humanitarian emergency, including funding for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention beds.
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In early 2017, Kevin Mallory was struggling financially. After years of drawing a government salary as a member of the military and as a CIA and Defense Intelligence Agency officer, he was behind on his mortgage and $230,000 in debt.
Though he had, like many veteran intelligence officials, ventured into the private sector, where the pay can be considerably better, things still weren’t going well; his consulting business was floundering.
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As the intelligence community comes to conduct more of its business and mission operations in the cloud, agency CIOs have taken away one lesson: Getting there wasn’t as easy as expected.
Unexpected costs, data-sharing issues, distant missions and ingrained culture have all been hurdles to overcome, a group of IC CIOs said at the 2019 DoDIIS Worldwide Conference in Tampa, Fla., this week.
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