The big question following news on Monday that the State of Tennessee is suing the federal government on Tenth Amendment grounds over its operation of the federal refugee resettlement program in the Volunteer State is how the Department of Justice, run now by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, will respond.“Will the Trump administration defend the federal government against the lawsuit filed by the state of Tennessee on Monday that argues placing refugees in the state under the federal refugee resettlement program — and forcing the state to pay up to $165 million in health care, welfare, and other costs for those refugees –is a violation of the Tenth Amendment of the Constitution? ” Breitbart News asked the Department of Justice on Tuesday. The Department of Justice has not yet responded to that query. Two of the named defendants in Tennessee’s constitutional challenge to the federal refugee resettlement program in the lawsuit filed by the Thomas More Law … [Read more...] about No Comment from DOJ on Tennessee Lawsuit Challenging Constitutionality of Refugee Resettlement Program
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NASHVILLE, Tennessee–On Tuesday, the Tennessee General Assembly declared it will sue the federal government over its refugee resettlement program on Tenth Amendment grounds. The State Senate passed a resolution authorizing that lawsuit in a 29 to 4 vote one day after it passed the Tennessee House by a 69 to 25 margin.“Today we struck a blow for Liberty by finally adopting SJR467,” State Senator Mark Norris (R-Collierville), the co-sponsor of the resolution who shepherded it through the State Senate, tells Breitbart News. “The General Assembly clearly understands the importance of public safety and state sovereignty as demonstrated by the overwhelming support of this Resolution for which we are thankful. The Syrian surge heightens our sense of urgency to get this properly before the courts, and we urge the Attorney General to act without delay,” Norris adds. Tennessee, which withdrew from the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program in 2008, will now become the … [Read more...] about Game On: Tennessee to Sue Feds Over Unconstitutional Refugee Resettlement
(CNN)Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg falsely claimed in an interview that aired Friday that "nobody asked" him about the controversial stop and frisk policing tactic until he started running for president, despite being asked about -- and defending -- the policy as recently as earlier this year. Bloomberg's claim came in response to a question from "CBS This Morning" anchor Gayle King, who asked about Bloomberg's recent apology for the policy and noted that some people were suspicious of the timing as he was preparing to embark on a presidential run. "Well, nobody asked me about it until I started running for president. So come on," Bloomberg said. "Are you saying to people that you realized you had made this mistake before, but you just didn't mention it until now?" King followed up. "I think we were overzealous at the time to do it," Bloomberg responded. Our intent was to do anything we could to stop -- the-- carnage, the murder rate. And what was surprising is when we … [Read more...] about Bloomberg claims he wasn’t asked about stop and frisk until he ran for president. That’s not true.
close Video Lynch testimony contradicts Comey on Clinton probe Transcripts have been released of the former attorney general's congressional testimony on the Hillary Clinton email probe. Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch has flatly accused former FBI Director James Comey of mischaracterizing her statements by repeatedly alleging, under oath, that Lynch privately instructed him to call the Hillary Clinton email probe a "matter" instead of an "investigation." Lynch, who testified that Comey's claim left her "quite surprised," made the dramatic remarks at a joint closed-door session of the House Oversight and Judiciary Committees last December. A transcript of her testimony was released on Monday by House Judiciary Committee ranking member Doug Collins, R-Ga. The episode marked the latest public dispute to break out among high-level ex-Obama administration officials, as multiple government reviews of potential FBI and Justice … [Read more...] about Loretta Lynch accuses Comey of misrepresenting key Clinton probe conversation, was ‘quite surprised’ by his testimony
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) claimed victory after Amazon announced its intention to lease office space in Manhattan, news which followed the lawmaker’s efforts to prevent the company from putting its second headquarters in New York City, which would have created 25,000 jobs.Ocasio-Cortez celebrated the reports indicating that Amazon agreed to lease a 335,000-square-foot office space in Manhattan opening in 2021, which will bring an estimated 1,500 jobs to the area. The news follows Amazon’s decision to back out of a deal to move its HQ2 project to Long Island City, which “could have created between 25,000 and 40,000 jobs with an average salary of $150,000,” as Breitbart News reported. Ocasio-Cortez opposed the idea due to the agreement’s “tax breaks and financial incentives” and celebrated Amazon’s decision to ditch the plan as a victory over “corporate greed.” “Won’t you look at that: Amazon is … [Read more...] about Ocasio-Cortez Claims Victory Following Amazon Announcement