Headlines – March 29, 2017

BREAKING: Shots fired near Capitol after driver crashes into police car

Mass. Sheriff: Arrest City Officials Who Harbor and Conceal Illegal Aliens

A Massachusetts sheriff Tuesday recommended that law enforcement officials take a hardline approach in dealing with the defiant leaders of sanctuary cities who intentionally help harbor illegal aliens. Testifying before the House Subcommittee on Illegal Immigration, Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson called for those leaders to be arrested.

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“If these sanctuary cities are going to harbor and conceal criminal illegal aliens from ICE, which is in direct violation of Title 8 of the U.S. Code, federal arrest warrants should be issued for their elected officials,” Hodgson said. “Our citizens would be safer if we never stopped enforcing immigration law and if we never formed or turned a blind eye toward sanctuary cities.”

Our take: Remember – he’s talking about illegal immigrants, not those who enter our country legally and abide by our laws.  That’s a fact that will get lost in the dialog.

Read the rest of the article at PJ Media

Britain Sets Historic Brexit Process in Motion: Prime minister’s notification opens a two-year window for negotiations to extricate Britain from the EU

Nine months after Britain voted to leave the EU, Tim Barrow, Britain’s ambassador to the bloc, hand delivered a letter to European Council President Donald Tusk formally notifying the bloc that the U.K. will be the first country ever to leave. U.K. government officials say there is no going back from there.

Our take: They’ve begun the process of escaping the tanking EU.  Good for them.

Read the full story at The Wall Street Journal

From Bloomberg:

https://www.bloomberg.com/api/embed/iframe?id=176d175a-3692-497e-a9d9-bd517fb1bd45

 

After GOP Health Bill’s Demise, More States Weigh Expanding Medicaid: Virginia, Maine and North Carolina are among the states taking steps toward growing their programs

A growing number of states are considering expanding their Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act, after last week’s abrupt collapse of the GOP health bill and a development that could make it harder for Republicans to undo the law in the future.

Our take: The GOP is abandoning core values simply to suck up taxpayer dollars and the progressives are getting exactly what they want – one country under single payer.

Read more at The Wall Street Journal

https://www.wsj.com/articles/house-republicans-say-health-care-still-on-table-but-offer-no-timeline-1490728561

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