Obama refers to some illegal immigrants as ‘Gang-Bangers’ during town hall

During a town hall in Madison, Tennessee Wednesday, President Barack Obama referred to some illegal immigrants as “gang-bangers,” adding further that those criminal migrants should be deported “as quickly as possible.”

Obama made the comment in response to an audience member who asked if there were any plans to “expand” Obamacare for “sick migrant people,” especially those who “don’t have enough documents” that reside illegally in the U.S.

Pentagon on alert for July 4th amid threats

The nation’s top military officer said the Pentagon is maintaining a “higher alert status” for Fourth of July due to potential threats from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Wednesday that the holiday coincides with a call from ISIS to increase attacks during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Bush likely earned less, paid higher tax rate than Clintons

In the first presidential race since Democrats cast the GOP nominee as an out-of-touch millionaire, Republican Jeb Bush is aggressively trying to flip the script.

Bush released three decades of federal tax returns on Tuesday that show he’s generated a vast fortune since leaving the Florida governor’s mansion. But they also show that Hillary Rodham Clinton and former President Bill Clinton made more in speaking fees and book royalties alone in the past year and a half than Bush and his wife earned overall in the first seven years after he left public office.

Court rules NSA can resume bulk collection of phone records

The U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has ruled the National Security Agency may temporarily resume its bulk collection of Americans’ domestic phone call records, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.

The program lapsed on June 1, when Section 215 of the Patriot Act expired. Congress revived that provision the following day with a bill called the Freedom Act, which said the provision could only be used for bulk collection for six months.