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DHS Panel Calls for Urgent Action to Address the Border Crisis

The border is in a crisis, a panel of experts organized by the Department of Homeland Security said Tuesday, and Congress must act to stop it.

“There is a real crisis at our border,” the panel’s new report reads. “An unprecedented surge in family unit migration from Central America is overwhelming our border agencies and our immigration system. This crisis is endangering children.”

Democrat Rejects Contribution From Ilhan Omar

The reelection campaign for Rep. Lucy McBath (D., Ga.) said Wednesday it rejected a $2,000 contribution sent to it by her fellow Democratic freshman congresswoman Ilhan Omar (Minn.), who has been criticized by colleagues on both sides of the aisle for anti-Semitism.

The Free Beacon first reported the $2,000 contribution given by Omar to McBath, whose campaign oddly left the contribution off its quarterly fundraising report. Pressed on the reason for its absence on Tuesday, the McBath campaign said only, “Our report is accurate,” and declined to provide further details.

Trump Lifts Ban on U.S. Lawsuits Against Foreign Firms in Cuba

By Lesley Wroughton and Matt Spetalnick

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration is lifting a long-standing ban against U.S. citizens filing lawsuits against foreign companies that use properties seized by Cuba’s Communist government since Fidel Castro’s 1959 revolution, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday.

Booker: Recent Pro-Life Bill Only Furthers ‘Schisms and Differences Between Us’

Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker dismissed recent pro-life legislation debated by Congress, saying its sole purpose was to encourage “schisms and differences” between Americans.

Booker made the remarks during a town hall in Iowa on Thursday while discussing a “recent bill that caused a lot of controversy.” The New Jersey senator said the issue was particularly potent with “people from church communities” who frequently asked if he voted “against this thing that allows us to kill babies when they’re born.”

Booker Town Hall Attendee Mocks Format of CNN Town Halls: ‘It’s All Fake’

An audience member at Sen. Cory Booker’s (D., N.J.) black caucus town hall in Iowa took a shot at CNN’s town hall format on Tuesday night, saying it was “all fake.”

Near the end of Booker’s question and answer session, a black man wearing Chicago Bulls attire prefaced his question with criticism of CNN’s town hall format.