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Chicago City Council approves $51 million for migrant care

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The additional $51 million in appropriation comes from opioid and vaping settlement funds and is expected to last a few months. After contentious debate, the measure passed Wednesday. 

Chicago Alderman Byron Sigcho-Lopez said the funding would help people who need it most and that the funding is small compared to police spending for misconduct.

“If we can pay the $51 million so that our kids do not go hungry, it’s peanuts compared to the $1 billion the city of Chicago pays for police misconduct settlements,” Sigcho-Lopez said.

Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson said his administration will do what it takes to care for those newly arrived to the city. 

Teens Arrested in Connection With Group Attack on Marines Over Memorial Day Weekend

Mayor Chris Duncan of San Clemente confirmed that four additional minors will be held accountable for their roles in the violent altercation, though they will not be detained. Specifics regarding the charges they face have not yet been disclosed.

The arrested individuals, comprising four boys and one girl, could be charged with felony assault with a deadly non-firearm weapon and are currently held at the Orange County Juvenile Hall.

Eyewitnesses recorded the assault, revealing the minors among a crowd at the scene. Due to their minor status, the identities of the suspects have been withheld by the authorities.

According to the Pacific Research Institute, California is currently facing a crisis in its juvenile justice system, as the state will close all its juvenile prisons in June.

This has led to juvenile offenders being transferred to county jails, which are ill-equipped to provide the necessary rehabilitative resources for these young offenders.

CRAZY car crash launches vehicle into sky in Georgia | LiveNOW from FOX

A video has emerged showing a car in Georgia flying through the air after launching off the ramp of a tow truck while traveling at a high rate of speed.

The incredible accident caught on bodycam footage happened May 24 while deputies from the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office were responding to the scene of a crash along Highway 84 in the southern part of the state.

Target shares tank, retailer loses $12 BILLION over 2 weeks

Target’s stock price has continued to trend downward after reaching its lowest point in nearly three years last week, marking its longest losing streak since 2018.

The retail giant’s losses over the past couple of weeks have swelled to over $12.4 billion as backlash grows over its decision to sell Pride merchandise to children.

According to Fox Business, Target’s market value has been in freefall since mid-May, going from $74 billion to nearly $62 billion in just two weeks.

Target’s financial hardships have come amid growing calls to boycott the stores after it was revealed that a selection of LGBTQ-themed clothing and accessories had been made available to children.

White House announces new military aid package for Ukraine

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House on Wednesday announced the latest in a series of aid packages for Ukraine that includes up to $300 million worth of air defense systems, ammunition and other defense equipment.

The security assistance package represents the 39th drawdown of equipment from the Department of Defense inventories, the Pentagon said. The package includes Patriot air defense batteries, Stinger anti-aircraft systems, tank ammunition and a list of other equipment, according to the Pentagon.

In total, the U.S. has committed more than $38.3 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since the beginning of the Biden administration, including more than $37.6 billion since Russia’s invasion in February 2022.

Celebration Of 250 Years Of American Independence at the Iowa State Fairgrounds

Three years from now, the United States will celebrate the biggest and most important milestone in our country’s history — 250 years of American Independence.

That’s why as a nation, we should be preparing for the most spectacular birthday party. We want to make it the best of all time.


Chick-Fil-A Goes Woke!

Chick Fil A, a company known for their high standards on Christian values has now been accused of being woke.

A company closed on Sunday’s to provide ample church time for employees and customers is tough to accuse them of being woke, but underneath it all has been some evidence that the company has actually lost what it claims it stands for.

China has a blood lust against America: Gordon Chang

On Wednesday’s “John Bachman Now,” Gordon Chang warns about China’s push for war against the United States after an aggressive intercept by a Chinese plane in the South China Sea.

Pride Month may be used to INVESTIGATE churches in America?

Beware of POLITICAL WARFARE used by the far-left during this year’s Pride Month, warns James Lindsay, Founder and President of New Discourses.

In this clip, Lindsay outlines two, possible ways the LGBTQ movement — especially in June — may be used as a method to target Christians in America…possibly even resulting in government investigations of churches throughout the nation.

It’s all about labeling conservatives as dangerous ‘Christian nationalists,’ he explains, and Pride Month may give the left the perfect opportunity to do so.

World News:

Ukraine war: Wagner boss blames Russian military for drone attacks, US aid, nuclear plant attack ban

Prigozhin has been a vocal critic of Russia’s military and political elite, routinely claiming they were not doing enough to help his fighters in the battle for Bakhmut. 

The UN’s nuclear chief urged Russia and Ukraine to ban attacks on Europe’s largest nuclear plant to “avoid the danger of a catastrophic incident” on Tuesday. 

Rafael Grossi said the world is fortunate a nuclear accident hasn’t happened already at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, during an address to the UN Security Council. 

The Ukrainian government said today it regretted the restrictions imposed by five EU countries on its grain exports, insisting they are playing into the hands of the Russian war effort.

These restrictions were imposed by five Eastern European countries, including one of Kyiv’s main supporters, Poland, in order to protect local farmers, amid an influx of Ukrainian grain, which has caused prices to plummet.

Applicants seeking to join RAF described as ‘useless white male pilots’ in bid to hit ‘impossible’ diversity targets

RAF F-35B Lightning II jets over RAF College Cranwell in Lincolnshire

It can also be revealed the air force is paying £5,000 each to 31 white men – a total of £155,000 – who it found had been unfairly disadvantaged by a recruitment policy that – under the leadership of Air Chief Marshal Sir Mike Wigston, the head of the RAF – sought to boost female and ethnic minority ratios in the air force, according to a defence source.

A further review indicated hundreds more had been disadvantaged, the source said.

The RAF confirmed that 31 individuals had received payments but did not confirm the amount.

Israel aspires for peace with Saudi Arabia; Jerusalem skeptical on US-Iran deal TV7Israel News 31.05

1) Jerusalem officials believe that in the next several months, Israel will normalize its relations with a number of undisclosed countries.

2) Israeli National Security Advisor Tzachi Hanegbi does not believe that Iran and the United States would reach an agreement – despite reports insinuating otherwise.

3) CENTCOM Commander General Michael Kurilla visits Israel amid a wide-scale IDF exercise which focuses on a military campaign in multiple arenas, simultaneously.

Seven arrested in Germany for allegedly funding Islamic State terror group

Kurdish forces patrol al-Hol camp, which houses families of members of the Islamic State group in Hasakeh province, Syria.   –  Copyright  AP Photo

Seven people suspected of providing financial support to the Islamic State group in Syria have been arrested in Germany, the Federal Prosecutor’s Office announced today.

The seven individuals, four women and three men of German, Kosovan and Moroccan nationality, were apprehended in several regions of western Germany, according to the Prosecutor’s Office. 

Searches were also carried out at 19 properties in Germany and one in the Netherlands.

Those arrested are part of a network operating via the messaging app Telegram, said prosecutors.


Pence to announce 2024 White House bid

Former Vice President Mike Pence will announce his 2024 candidacy for president in Iowa next week.

Several media outlets broke the news Wednesday, indicating the announcement will likely come June 7 in Des Moines, Iowa.

The latest polling from Morning Consult puts Pence at 5% support, behind former President Donald Trump at 56% and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis at 22%.

Pence earned the ire of Trump and many of his supporters for refusing to back the former president’s challenge to the election results, especially after the infamous Jan. 6 Capitol protests.

Utah GOP Rep. Stewart announces resignation

The conservative lawmaker, who has served since 2013, pointed to his wife’s ongoing health issues as motivating his decision to leave office.

His successor will be decided via special election.

The 2nd Congressional District that Stewart represents includes the state’s entire western border and roughly half of its southern frontier. The region is reliably Republican.

AZ Rep. Eli Crane says debt ceiling bill must be stopped, slams McCarthy for negotiating a bad deal

Dozens of House Republicans have publicly expressed disapproval over McCarthy’s deal with Biden. They say that the deal fails to cut enough spending and effectively raises the debt limit by $4 trillion, rather than the $1.5 trillion that the House voted for.

“My colleagues and I will continue to try and hold the line,” Crane stated. “And we will do it in every session and every vote that we possibly can.”

One of the biggest GOP complaints about the deal is how it deals with the IRS. 

The bill rescinds only about $1.4 billion of the nearly $80 billion in funding for the agency enacted last August, and there is reportedly a separate deal that would repurpose $20 billion of the $80 billion for fiscal years 2024 and 2025.

Republicans got basically nothing out of debt ceiling fight: Andy Biggs | National Report

On Wednesday’s “National Report,” Rep. Andy Biggs calls the debt ceiling agreement a win for Democrats and a loss for Republicans.

Exclusive: Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita Leads Lawsuit Against Joe Biden’s Illegal Immigration Pipeline

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The lawsuit, reviewed exclusively by Breitbart News before its filing in court, challenges the federal rule by claiming that it merely recharacterizes the legal definition of illegal crossing to circumvent the law.

“In a truly Orwellian twist, the federal government has depicted this latest measure as a tool for reducing illegal immigration,” Rokita told Breitbart News in a statement. “As a matter of fact, this new rule would make it even easier to illegally immigrate into the United States — and everyday Hoosiers, right here, in Indiana, would pay the price.”

“We’re now seeing more than 10,000 illegal border crossings occurring within some 24-hour periods,” Rokita said. “These are the highest numbers ever and a large portion of these people are hardened criminals and cartel members. We cannot long endure this kind of invasion.”

Through Biden’s parole pipeline alone, more than a million border crossers and illegal aliens have been released into American communities from January 2021 to February 2023 — a foreign population that exceeds six states.

McCarthy’s Debt Limit Deal Virtually Guarantees Another Omnibus Train Wreck

Based on the context of his quote, Massie believes that Section 102 of the debt limit bill will encourage “regular order” — that is, Congress considering bills through an open process involving committee markups and amendments — and preclude a massive, secretive omnibus spending bill.

Unfortunately, he has it entirely backward. Instead of discouraging an omnibus bill, Section 102 will virtually guarantee it.

In that sense, the bill would help to ensure that Congress passes “each of the [12] full year discretionary appropriation acts,” as the bill states. But Section 102 comes with a huge caveat: It doesn’t prohibit passing those 12 acts in a single omnibus spending bill — as Congress has done far too often in recent years.

To avoid the adjusted spending caps, Congress can either pass the 12 appropriations bills one by one, or they can jam them all into a big, massive package and pass it right before Christmas. Which option do you think Congress will take?

Breadcrumbs From A Buried FBI Source May Lead To A Bigger Biden Scandal

After a confidential human source claimed then-Vice President Joe Biden agreed to accept money from a foreign national to affect policy decisions, FBI agents used what’s called an FD-1023 form to record the allegation.

Now FBI Director Christopher Wray is defying a May 3 congressional subpoena to provide this form.

On Tuesday, in response to Wray’s refusal to hand over the documents, Oversight and Accountability Committee Chair James Comer announced the House will move to hold the FBI director in contempt of Congress. 

Specifically, in one letter to the bureau, Grassley said other FBI records “shed light on Hunter Biden’s business and financial relationship with Burisma owner Mykola Zlochevsky,” and those “documents include specific details about conversations by non-government individuals relevant to potential criminal conduct by Hunter Biden.” 

Sen. Rand Paul: Fauci conspired to cover this up from day one

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul joins ‘America’s Newsroom’ after a former top government scientist in China said the lab leak theory cannot be ruled out.