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Preliminary CBP Data Of Apprehensions, Gotaways At Border Total 232,809 For July

By Bethany Blankley (The Center Square) Preliminary data obtained by The Center Square from a U.S. Border Patrol agent show apprehensions and gotaways at the southern border total 232,809 in June. This includes 188,787 encounters/apprehensions and at least 44,022 gotaways. The preliminary data excludes Office of Field Operations data, meaning the official numbers, once released, […]

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10 Ways To Reduce High Energy Prices That Won’t Cost Taxpayers $740 Billion

By Bethany Blankley (The Center Square) Rather than impose higher taxes and more restrictions on domestic production of oil and natural gas, as Senate Democrats voted to do by passing the Inflation Reduction Act, those in the industry proposed 10 actions policy makers can take right now to reduce costs. The industry says its solutions […]

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Analysis: Inflation Reduction Act Would Increase Taxes On Nearly All Americans

By Bethany Blankley (The Center Square) The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 would increase taxes on nearly every American despite claims made by President Biden. “When we pass the Inflation Reduction Act, not a single American in the middle class will pay higher taxes,” Biden tweeted. According to analysis by the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation, nearly […]

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Monkeypox Declared ‘National Public Health Emergency’

By Richie Malouf (The Center Square) The Biden administration Thursday declared the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency nationwide. The declaration is an attempt to speed up the distribution of vaccines and tests as case numbers grow. “This public health emergency will allow us to explore additional strategies to get vaccines and treatments out more […]

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More Americans Reported Loss Of Pay In July

By Casey Harper (The Center Square) New jobs data shows that a significant number of Americans saw their income shrink last month even as prices continue to rise. Morning Consult released new economic data showing that the number of Americans reporting lost pay or income rose from 11 to 11.7% in July. RELATED: Biden Treasury Sec. Yellen […]

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Gaetz Introduces Bill To Ban IRS From Acquiring Ammunition

By Bethany Blankley (The Center Square) U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Florida, has introduced a bill to ban the Internal Revenue Service from acquiring ammunition. The Disarm the IRS act would ban the agency responsible for tax enforcement from purchasing ammunition after the agency already has stockpiled more than 5 million rounds. This year alone, the IRS has […]

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Biden Names Two Federal Officials As Monkeypox Coordinators

By Richie Malouf (The Center Square) U.S. President Joe Biden has appointed two federal officials as the administration’s monkeypox coordinators, the White House said Tuesday. Biden named Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Robert Fenton as the White House National Monkeypox Response Coordinator and Dr. Demetre Daskalakis as the Deputy Coordinator. “We look forward to partnering […]

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Gov. Abbott Invites Democratic Mayors of NYC, WDC To Texas’ Southern Border

By Bethany Blankley (The Center Square) Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday sent a letter to New York City Mayor Eric Adams and Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser, inviting them to visit Texas’ southern border to see the humanitarian crisis firsthand. While Adams and Bowser are concerned about receiving around 100 people a day being […]

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Virginia School Board Members Back Firing Teacher Who Refused To Use ‘Preferred Pronouns’

By Tyler Arnold (The Center Square) Eight school board members from five school divisions filed a brief with the Virginia Supreme Court in support of West Point Public Schools after the district fired a teacher who refused to use a student’s preferred pronouns. High school French teacher Peter Vlaming lost his job for refusing to […]

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Justice Alito: U.S. Seeing Growing Hostility To Religious Freedom

By Bethany Blankley (The Center Square) Associate U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito said there’s a “growing hostility to religion” in a keynote address he gave highlighting the unique protection of religion in the U.S. Constitution. “The problem that looms is not just indifference to religion, it’s not just ignorance about religion,” he said at […]

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