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Nation

Why is Pete Sessions (R-RX) Blocking a Select Committee on Benghazi?: Jawa
Feds Want Your ‘Social and Behavioral’ Data in Health Records: WFB
E-ZPasses Get Read All Over New York (Not Just At Toll Booths): Instapundit

Oh Look, More Deflection (Benghazi): Karl Denninger
Bikers Get A Blogger: Time to Ride to Albany: MagNote
FISA Court: Snowden Leak Prompted “Considerable Public Interest”: FAS

Benghazi House Select Committee Holdouts: Shoebat
Federal workers want everyone on Obamacare except… federal workers: Jazz Shaw
The Many Imaginary Adventures of Cory Booker!: Morlock

Economy

No Obamacare exemptions for Big Labor? We’ll see: Michelle Malkin
California to Grant Drivers Licenses to Illegal Immigrants: Tim Brown
Police Chief Suspended for Meeting With Sheriff Joe on His Own Time: MB

Scandal Central

Muslim Brotherhood supporter gets Homeland Security promotion: BPR
Walid Shoebat: Obama admin HARASSING, SPYING on him: Scoop
Mourning Christian Woman in Syria: ‘We Blame Obama’: Nice Deb

Climate & Energy

New IPCC Report Eases Global Warming Prediction: Rick Moran

Media

‘Gosh, Stacy, There’s No Way @Twitter Could Spot All These Fake Accounts’: R. S. McCain
Kate Mulvey, You’re Single at 50 Because You’re a Jerk: AWD
The Mainstream Media Cannot Ignore Mark Levin Forever: Jewish Voice

‘Pardon the Interruption’: Check out who’s joining Obama on the golf course: Twitchy
Pirro Torches Obama, says he was played by Putin and 2016 can’t get here fast enough: Scoop
Liberal Group Makes the Case Against Obamacare: Foundry

World

Put Vladimir Putin’s name in the Little Book.: Moe Lane
This Week’s Presidential Tracking Poll: MOTUS
Dare To Question Argentina’s Inflation Data, Prepare To Go To Jail: ZH

Sci-Tech

Two Birmingham Men Arrested by UK’s New Intellectual Property Crime Unit: Slashdot
Twitter’s Private Filing Signals New Wave of Secrecy: Mashable
Tracking the fortunes reaped by the bankers who tanked the economy: Cory Doctorow

Cornucopia

Documents Prove That Homeland Security Is Being Armed By US Military: PrepperPodcast
Floyd Mayweather defeats Canelo Alvarez with majority decision: Mitch Abramson
DeLoreans getting ‘Back to the Future’ makeovers: AP

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Doug Ross @ Journal

FACE THE NATION: Sen. Jeff Sessions Eviscerates the Rubio-Schumer-Corker Amnesty Bill

The Rubio-Schumer Amnesty bill — and the so-called Corker Amendment — represent a crime against the American citizenry and an affront to every legal immigrant. Appearing on Face the Nation this morning, Senator Jeff Sessions spoke truth to power.

This bill grants amnesty first and a mere promise of enforcement in the future, even with the Corker-Hoeven amendment, all of which has been put in now on a 1,200 page [bill] we’ll vote on Monday afternoon that no one has read… These promises of 20,000 agents won’t take place and are not required until 2021… It [even] has a specific provision that says the Sec. Napolitano does not have to build a fence if she chooses not to… And CBO concludes that the legal immigration will be dramatically increased… Why would any Member of Congress want to vote for a bill, at a time of high unemployment [and] falling wages, to bring in a huge surge of new labor that can only hurt the poorest among us the most?

On The Rush To Vote: This bill grants amnesty first and a mere promise of enforcement in the future, even with the Corker-Hoeven amendment, all of which has been put in now on a 1,200 page [bill] we’ll vote on Monday afternoon that no one has read… I think if people find out that this amendment does not accomplish what the sponsors believe it does, then I think the bill could be back in trouble again… Why would any Member of Congress want to vote for a bill, at a time of high unemployment [and] falling wages, to bring in a huge surge of new labor that can only hurt the poorest among us the most?

No Added Border Security: These promises of 20,000 agents won’t take place and are not required until 2021, no money is being appropriated for that, it’s merely an authorization… It [even] has a specific provision that says the Sec. Napolitano does not have to build a fence if she chooses not to. And she has publicly said that she thinks we have enough fencing.

On CBO’s Finding That Bill Will Depress Wages: The reason why this amendment was thrown in here at the last minute is because the promises were not fulfilled, and this amendment does not fulfill its promises either, frankly…. We are going to have amnesty first, no enforcement in the future, and we’re going to have continued illegality—at least 75% according to the CBO report. And CBO concludes that the legal immigration will be dramatically increased…We’re going to have lower wages and higher unemployment according to the CBO analysis of this bill.

This bill is a disaster. If it passes, it guarantees at least three things will happen to the U.S. over the coming decade:

• We will see the arrival of tens of millions of mostly low-skilled workers who will be dependent on the American taxpayer to survive.

• That influx of low-skilled labor will translate to Lower wages for American workers across the board.

• And that surge assures higher levels of unemployment for American workers.

There’s a reason the Democrats and Pseudo-Republicans are trying to rush this bill through the Senate. They don’t want you to know what’s in it.

It’s time to take action. Call your Senator and two other Senators now: Say No to Amnesty. And then call them again on Monday.

Doug Ross @ Journal

The Gang of Eight’s Secret Amnesty Deal: Enforcement Will Not Come First [Sessions]

Guest post by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)

When the Gang of Eight was first formed a publicly stated principle was the enforcement would come first—before legalization. Today, on the Sunday shows, Gang of Eight members admitted that they abandoned this principle and that, in fact, legalization—or amnesty—would come first.

This proposal offers immediate legalization with unfulfilled promises of enforcement in the future. This is contrary to the commitment they made to the American people and raises the same core problem as the 2007 proposal that was rejected by the American people. This should not surprise given that Gang of Eight has refused to meet with ICE officers while consulting with the special interests. The proposal will not stand up to scrutiny.

Another area of great concern in this proposal is the impact it will have on low-income Americans and those individuals and communities suffering from chronic underemployment. The guest worker program in this proposal represents only a fraction of the increase in legal foreign workers that will be rapidly introduced. Including those illegal immigrants that are legalized, this bill, over ten years, will result in at least 30 million new foreign workers—more than the entire population of Texas. While this may mean lower wages for the business lobby, and more political power for AFL-CIO leadership, it will be bad for American workers—union and non-union. And it will expose taxpayers to enormous long-term costs, including trillions in unfunded liabilities for Medicare and Social Security from which low-wage foreign workers will draw more benefits than they pay in. These programs need strengthening, not further weakening.

Editor’s Note: A 1,500-page bill negotiated in secret is not acceptable. A bill that brings amnesty for illegal aliens before the border is provably secure is not acceptable. I am sick and tired of gangs of this and gangs of that operating as some sort of super legislature, negotiating in secret with special interests like the AFL-CIO, but hiding their machinations from the public and even other Senators.

This bill must be rejected.

Doug Ross @ Journal