“There are instruments so dangerous to the rights of the nation and which place them so totally at the mercy of their governors that those governors, whether legislative or executive, should be restrained from keeping such instruments on foot but in well-defined cases. Such an instrument is a standing army.”

- Thomas Jefferson, 1789

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Eagle Pass, Texas, Mayor Rolando Salinas, a Democrat, blamed President Joe Biden for the flood of illegal immigrants that have overrun his town and led to a surge in crime.

Salinas made the remarks during a Thursday interview with Erin Burnett on CNN’s “OutFront” when asked about how serious the situation was in his town.

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) was defiant amid growing calls for him to resign on Friday after he was indicted on multiple federal corruption charges.

“Those who believe in justice believe in innocence until proven guilty,” said Menendez. “I intend to continue to fight for the people of New Jersey with the same success I’ve had for the past five decades.”

Police in the United Kingdom have dropped an investigation into a Christian woman who was arrested after silently praying outside of an abortion facility for allegedly violating a “buffer zone” law. 

West Midlands police told Isabel Vaughan-Spruce, who was arrested in December 2022 after praying outside an abortion facility in Birmingham, England in an area where protesting against abortion