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The Washington Post, Amazon, And The Intelligence Community

Cliff Kincaid | Accuracy in Media

One of The Washington Post’s big disclosures on Sunday was a front-page story about President Donald Trump’s choice of a cemetery. It was the latest contribution from reporter David A. Fahrenthold, whose job it is to probe every aspect of the life of the new President, no matter how esoteric and trivial. On the other hand, when it comes to covering the paper’s owner, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, and his ties to the CIA and the National Security Agency (NSA), the paper is AWOL.

Bezos is known for, the world’s largest online shopping retailer, and said at the time he purchased the paper for $250 million in 2013, “The Post has the good fortune of being the newspaper of the capital city of the United States of America. That’s a great starting point to being a national and even global publication.” Continue reading

Gov. McAuliffe expected to sign marijuana reforms

By SaraRose Martin
Capital News Service

RICHMOND – Virginia probably will ease up a bit in its laws against marijuana by making it easier for epilepsy patients to obtain cannabis extract oils and by relaxing the penalty for people caught with small amounts of marijuana.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe is expected to sign the handful of marijuana-related bills passed by the General Assembly during its recent session. They include SB 1027, which will allow Virginia pharmacies to make and sell marijuana extract oils for treating intractable epilepsy, and HB 2051 and SB 1091, which will eliminate the state’s punishment of automatically suspending the driver’s license of adults convicted of simple marijuana possession. Continue reading

Virginia Free Citizen Weekly Immigration Report: States Sue Trump Again

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By UpstateNYer – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Latest analysis and opinion on immigration from the Center For Immigration Studies:

  • Don’t Blame the Art History Majors for the Tech Community’s Addiction to Guest Workers (LINK)
  • Judicial Overreach 2.0: Here We Go Again (LINK)
  • Analyzing the Kelly Policy Memoranda (LINK)
  • Central Americans Turn to Mexico for Asylum (LINK)
  • Prosecuting Immigration Crimes in the Interior (LINK)
  • DACA: Granting Amnesty to Dreamers Committing Crimes While Abandoning Their Victims (LINK)
  • Ben Carson Isn’t the Only One to Have Compared Immigrants and Slaves (LINK)
  • Travel Ban 2.0: Presidential Power on Display (LINK)

Latest Legislation Action from the Federation for American Immigration Reform

  • 6 States Sue to Block Trump’s Revised Travel Order
  • Bipartisan Group of Senators Call for More Foreign Workers to Replace Blue-Collar Americans
  • Obama Administration Placed 106,000 UAMs with Illegal Alien Relatives, Many Disappeared into the Interior
  • Southern Border Apprehensions Hit Five-Year Low
  • Lawmakers, Experts Expose Flaws in EB-5 Investor Visa Program; Reform Coming?
  • Mississippi Advances Anti-Sanctuary Bill, Targets Campuses

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Update on Lawsuit over IRS Targeting of Conservative Groups

IRS Admits to Court it Needs To Search 6,924 Previously Unreported Documents in Response to a 2015 Judicial Watch FOIA Lawsuit over IRS Targeting of Conservative Groups

Agency Agrees to Begin Producing Documents by March 10, but Has Yet to Provide Timetable for Completion of Review

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reported to a U.S. District Court that it located “an additional 6,924 documents of potentially responsive records” relating to a 2015 Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit about the Obama IRS targeting scandal. The FOIA lawsuit at issue sought records about the IRS selection of individuals and organizations for audits based upon applications requesting non-profit tax status filed by Tea Party and other 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organizations (Judicial Watch v. Internal Revenue Service (No. 1:15-cv-00220)). Continue reading

Trump’s More Important Immigration Plan

Steven Malanga | City Journal

President Trump has sparked controversy for his plans to build a wall along the Mexican border, for banning travelers from certain countries from entering the U.S., and for stepping up deportations of those here illegally. But in his address to Congress on Tuesday night, Trump spent more time discussing reforms to our legal immigration system, which currently allows some 1 million people a year to enter the country. Most pointedly, Trump pledged to change the current family-based system to one that is skills- or merit-based—as other developed nations have done. “It is a basic principle that those seeking to enter a country ought to be able to support themselves financially. Yet, in America, we do not enforce this rule, straining the very public resources that our poorest citizens rely upon,” Trump said. It’s an idea likely to spark as much opposition from today’s immigration advocates within the Democratic Party as anything else that Trump is proposing. But if he succeeds, Trump would dramatically transform the flow of newcomers in ways that could boost America’s economic output.

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