Good morning. Today is May 4, and these are the stories I am watching.
FROM THE RIGHT
Breitbart reports that former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) must stop “the madness” of the expanded Catch and Release policy that has allowed more than 161,000 border crossers and illegal aliens to be released into the interior of the United States since December.
DHS has released about 8,200 border crossers and illegal aliens into the U.S. over the past seven days through an expanded Catch and Release policy wherein federal immigration officials have had to grapple with less detention space and increased implementation of release programs for foreign nationals.
During an interview with Fox News on Friday, Kobach called on DHS to end the Catch and Release policy and stop issuing work permits, as well as food stamps, to those released into the country from federal custody.
MY TAKE: Kobach needs to be part of Trump’s administration.
ALSO…Fox News reports that an investment fund backed by Hunter Biden, son of 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden, invested in a surveillance system used to spy on Muslims in China, a new report claims.
The former vice president has been facing scrutiny over his son’s business dealings in Ukraine and other countries, with reports focusing on Hunter Biden’s role in the Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings.
MY TAKE: Does the surveillance system work? They could use it in Philly. (see tweet)
No! If you want to post a video showing how screwed up our immigration system is, watch this video of Muslim kids in Philly celebrating Islamic radical hatred. https://t.co/YPlkvWNC5s
— Dennis Michael Lynch (@realDennisLynch) May 3, 2019
FROM THE LEFT
The NY TIMES reports North Korea fired several short-range projectiles off its east coast on Saturday, in a move likely to raise tensions as denuclearization talks with the United States remain stalled.
The North fired the projectiles between 9:06 a.m. and 9:27 a.m. from near Wonsan, a coastal town east of Pyongyang, the capital, the South Korean military said in a statement. They flew 70 to 200 kilometers before landing in the sea between North Korea and Japan, the statement said.
MY TAKE: I told you this would happen. This guy can’t be trusted. Send in the SEALs for an overnight mission. Case closed. Reign over.
ALSO…CBS NEWS reports: Former White House chief of staff John Kelly has joined the board of a company that operates the largest U.S. shelter for unaccompanied migrant children, according to a CBS News report.
Kelly joined the board of Caliburn International, the company confirmed to CBS on Friday. Caliburn is the parent company of Comprehensive Health Services, which operates a shelter for migrant children in Florida and three others in Texas.
MY TAKE: I just lost all respect for Kelly. I am sure there was a veterans group or homeless reach out center that would employ Kelly. What a way to burn out a career.
FROM THE MIDDLE
THE WSJ reports Venezuela’s opposition came tantalizingly close to removing President Nicolás Maduro from power this week, according to more than a dozen people involved in talks to oust him. But in the end, it all went wrong.
MY TAKE: This socialist nut of a president aint going nowhere.
ALSO…CNBC reports that a Boeing jetliner with 143 people aboard from the U.S. outpost at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, slid off a runway into a shallow river in Jacksonville, Florida, on Friday while attempting to land at a military base there during a thunderstorm, injuring 21 people.
There were no reports of fatalities or critical injuries. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said on Twitter that all 21 of the injured were taken to a hospital, where they were listed in good condition.
MY TAKE: Boeing’s reputation is taking a beating. Although this one aint their fault.