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Trump Says Shutdown Will Last ‘Until We Have a Wall’

— Published with Permission of TheNewAmerican.com — Speaking to reporters at the Oval Office on Christmas Day, during the fourth day of the government shutdown, President Trump, when asked when the government would reopen, said, “I can’t tell you when the government’s going to be open. I can tell you it’s not going to be […]

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Poland Offers to Pay $2 Billion for Permanent U.S. Troop Presence

— Published with Permission of TheNewAmerican.com — Poland’s defense minister, Mariusz Blaszczak (shown, above), said on May 28 that he has held talks with U.S. officials about having thousands of U.S. troops permanently stationed in Poland, presumably as a deterrent to possible Russian incursions. Army Times quoted a Polish defense ministry statement that there is a […]

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Saudi Crown Prince Says Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition Will Eradicate Terrorism

(Photo of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman: AP Images) — Published with Permission of TheNewAmerican.com — Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (shown) said at the November 26 meeting of defense ministers in the Saudi capital of Riyadh that the Saudi-led Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) would “pursue terrorism until it is eradicated completely,” […]

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Obama Scrapping Registration of Aliens From Mostly Muslim Nations

— Published with permission from The New American.com — The Obama administration announced on December 22 that it is dismantling an alien registration program created in 2002 as part of the Bush administration’s “war on terrorism” program in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The program — National Security Entry-Exit Registration […]

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Scalia: Same-sex Marriage Ruling “Furthest Imaginable Extension” of Court’s Authority

— Reprinted with Permission of The New American magazine — Delivering a belated Constitution Day speech at Rhodes College in Memphis on the evening of September 22, United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was critical of High Court justices who believe the Constitution is a “living” document.