Last year, under Obama administration orders,  the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency released 19,723 illegal immigrants convicted of felonies, including 208 convicted of murder, over 900 convicted of sex crimes and 12,307 convicted of drunk driving.  Read the details here.


…If I am nominated to be the President of the United States that I will run on a ticket with my Vice-Presidential nominee, Carly Fiorina.   – Senator Ted Cruz, 4/27/16

Video and details available here.


Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, as expected, did very well yesterday.  Trump swept all five primaries, losing only 3 delegates to Cruz and 5 to Kasich.  Clinton won four out of five states, taking the majority of delegates in all but the Rhode Island primary.

However, both races are far from over.  While neither Cruz nor Sanders can mathematically win the minimum number of delegates required for party nomination on the first delegate ballot, neither Clinton nor Trump can claim victory at this point.  In both campaigns, the challengers may be able to force a contested party convention.

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Most likely, they will do what they’ve already done in Europe and China – install self-service kiosks. (Don’t laugh.  Where have all the video stores gone?  Redbox.)  Say goodbye to those “livable wage” entry level jobs.

The good news is that it looks like fun to build a giant fast food burger meal costing £16 (about $23 American).

Yes.  According to Senator Sasse (R, Nebraska):

The law [the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act] requires the Secretary of HHS to deposit $5 billion total from 2014-2016 to Treasury through the reinsurance program. Rather than make those deposits to the Treasury, HHS has decided to prioritize payments to insurance companies.

Ignoring the clear text of the law, HHS has prioritized payments to insurance companies rather than payments to the Treasury: In 2014, the Treasury should have received $2 billion in general fund payments but received nothing even though HHS sent insurance companies the full $8 billion in reinsurance payments they requested. HHS also carried over another $1.7 billion to give insurance companies later. For 2015, HHS said they would give Treasury only $500 million of the $2 billion it should receive but insurers will receive a $7.7 billion payout ($6 billion for 2015 plus the $1.7 billion carried over from 2014).

The Senator has proposed legislation that would require HHS to comply with the law or face large budget cuts.  You can read more here.