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What Killing ISIS Leader al-Baghdadi Means for War on Terror

By Wesley Smith1572361808926

Last weekend brought the good news that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a raid carried out by U.S. special forces in Syria. Al-Baghdadi reportedly detonated a suicide vest after being cornered in a tunnel by members of Delta Force and a Special Operations canine member. He killed...

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Is Turkey Truly a U.S. Ally?

By Wesley Smith1572291947102

In a shocking breach of international law, and a betrayal of assurances given to President Donald Trump, Turkey continues with its plans to attack, invade and occupy portions of northern Syria. Before last week’s tentative ceasefire began, Turkey shelled and bombed civilian population centers in...

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Why A U.S. Relationship With Ukraine is Important

By Wesley Smith1569870324251

With the recent political theater on Capitol Hill involving President’s Trump’s phone call to Ukraine’s President Zelensky—and the baseless impeachment inquiry officially announced by Speaker Nancy Pelosi—our relationship with this former satellite state of the Soviet Union is gaining much-needed...

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Hezbollah Terror Operative in New York City Charged

By Jordan Sekulow1569530433011

A Hezbollah operative from New Jersey has been arrested for scoping out New York City landmarks for a potential terrorist attack. 42-year old Alex Saab is facing a nine-count indictment for offenses related to his Hezbollah affiliation. Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C.

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Does Protecting the Homeland Violate the Constitution?

By Wesley Smith1568040051160

A federal judge on September 4th ruled that a federal government watchlist designed to protect the United States and its citizens is unconstitutional. The Terror Screening Database ( TSDB) compiles the names of people who are “known or suspected terrorists,” and the judge decreed that such a list...

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Supreme Court Grants Emergency Stay for Border Security

By Jordan Sekulow1564187971387

The U.S. Supreme Court has just issued an emergency stay , ruling that the Trump Administration can proceed with repurposing funding for border security while the case continues on appeal. This ruling is a major victory for national security and agrees with the arguments we have been making in our...

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JSL: President Trump Makes History

By Jordan Sekulow1562009840392

President Trump always does things differently, and this weekend was no different when he once again made history as the first sitting American President to step foot on North Korean soil. On today’s broadcast, we discussed the President’s unprecedented meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un...

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What You Need to Know About the Crisis on the Border

By Wesley Smith1560526036441

The situation on the southern border is one of mayhem and an unresolved crisis of ever-increasing magnitude. The inaction by Congress combined with judicial proceedings designed to prevent any action being taken as to border security, and immigration in general, is inexcusable, with stark results.

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ACLJ Files Legal Brief in 9th Circuit for Border Security

By Jordan Sekulow1560436115439

As we’ve said many times, the crisis at the southern border is real. And it’s getting worse. The President is doing his best to address it. But the Speaker Nancy Pelosi-led U.S. House of Representatives, the leftist governments of certain states, and leftist organizations are doing everything they...

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D-Day: 75 Years Later

By Wesley Smith1559827800000

It was on June 6, 1944 that the Allied landings began on the coast of Normandy, France in order to liberate Europe from Nazi tyranny. It is one of the most famous dates, and the largest military operation of its kind, in modern history. As each year goes by, more and more of these men who are part...

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Court Rejects Pelosi’s Attempt to Prevent Securing of Border

By Jordan Sekulow1559767336258

Last night, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia rejected Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s attempt to block the Trump Administration from securing our border. The ACLJ participated in this case, by filing an amicus brief in support of the Trump Administration and its efforts to put...

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JSL: Court Gives Trump Admin Win on Border Crisis

By Jordan Sekulow1559679270109

The Trump Administration just got a big win in a D.C. federal court, throwing out a lawsuit seeking to stop President Trump from using his emergency powers to secure the border, and it’s a win for our national security. On today’s show, we discussed how a federal judge rejected the...

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JSL: AG Barr Takes Action on Illegal Immigration

By Jordan Sekulow1555533749881

With so much speculation and anticipation about the Mueller report which is set to be released tomorrow, it’s easy to lose sight of other important issues happening at the Department of Justice – even when they play a major role in our national security. On today’s show, we discussed a new ruling...

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JSL: Rep. Omar Trivializes the 9/11 Attack

By Jay Sekulow1555010701931

If you forget your history, your doomed to repeat it. Or worse, allow others to rewrite it. Today on the show, we discussed the latest controversy involving Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar. This time, Rep. Omar trivialized the most horrific terrorist attack on U.S. soil in an offensive,

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Why Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps Is a Terrorist Group

By Wesley Smith1554822099801

The designation of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) by the Trump Administration as a Foreign Terrorist Organization is precedent-setting. Never before has the Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) sanctions tool been directed at a state-body. The future ramifications of this decision...

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JSL: President Defends Border, Congress Does Nothing

By Jay Sekulow1554324367537

Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen just described the crisis at our southern border perfectly: a CAT 5 level hurricane disaster. And yet Congress refuses to act in the face of the approaching storm. Today on the broadcast, we discussed the actions of President Trump...

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Defending Our Border While Congress Does Nothing

By Harry G. Hutchison1554241598340

For months the ACLJ, provoked by the fact that illegal migrants from Central America have continued to overwhelm federal Border Agents, has observed that there is a crisis at our southern border that calls for a comprehensive solution including comprehensive immigration reform. Because Congress has...

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The Crisis on our Southern Border Grows

By Wesley Smith1554237223642

The truth can be a terrible inconvenience. For two years the Left has claimed that there is no crisis, no emergency, at the southern border. But now those words are beginning to haunt them. Even former Obama Administration officials, such as former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary...

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JSL: “System-Wide Meltdown” at the Border

By Jay Sekulow1554232256974

We’ve told you. The President has told you. There is a crisis at our southern border, although the Left inexplicably continues to challenge that fact. Yesterday yet another former Obama official admitted we are indeed experiencing a historic migrant crisis at the border. On today’s show we...

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JSL: “We Have a Crisis at our Southern Border”

By Jay Sekulow1554144577105

Since President Trump rightly declared a national emergency at our southern border with Mexico, the Left and the mainstream media have continued to claim there is no emergency, calling it a manufactured crisis. Yet just days ago, a key Democrat who served under President Obama stated emphatically...

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