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Congress is demanding that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) release documents detailing how many foreigners seeking asylum in the United States have been found to have ties to terror groups, according to a recent letter sent to the agency by leading lawmakers.

The letter comes on the heels of revelations by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that at least 638 aliens seeking asylum in America have been found to have connections to terrorists.

The letter comes on the heels of revelations by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that at least 638 aliens seeking asylum in America have been found to have connections to terrorists.

Rick Perry Will be Surrounded by Navy SEALs at June Announcement

Gov. Rick Perry of Texas / AP

Rick Perry’s June event in Addison, Texas, where he’s expected to announce his candidacy for president, will feature a number of retired and current Navy SEALs according to a invite to the event. Retired Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, whose autobiography inspired the 2014 film Lone Survivor, will attend with his wife. The widow of Retired Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, whose autobiography inspired the oscar-nominated American Sniper, will also be there.

Iran’s Khamenei Rules Out Interviews with Nuclear Scientists

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks live on television after casting his ballot in the Iranian presidential election in Tehran

ANKARA (Reuters) – Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said on Wednesday Tehran would not accept “unreasonable demands” by world powers over its disputed nuclear program and ruled out letting inspectors interview its atomic scientists.

Miss Uncongeniality

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There it was—the classic Hillary charm. Close to a month had passed since the Democratic frontrunner answered questions from the press. So this week, when reporters were invited to gawk at the spectacle of Clinton sitting with “everyday Iowans,” Ed Henry of Fox wanted to know: Would the former secretary of state take a moment to respond to inquiries from non-stage-managed reporters?

A Musical for an American Century

‘An American in Paris’ is running at the Palace Theatre in New York / Angela Sterling

The original An American In Paris—well, not the original original, the musical composition by George Gershwin—but the original 1951 movie, starring Gene Kelly, was thematic cotton candy, the high grade stuff that Golden Age Hollywood produced in its better moments. It had some technical daring, sure—the hallucinatory ballet sequence at its conclusion strained the boundaries of popular tastes—but the story itself was about boys and girls chasing each other around a bright, pain-free mid-century Paris while singing and dancing to Gershwin standards. Everyone was happy in the end, including the producers, who took home an Academy Award for Best Picture.

Chinese Military Using Jamming Against U.S. Drones

A U.S. Global Hawk surveillance drone lands at the Misawa Air Base in Japan / AP

China tried to electronically jam U.S. drone flights over the South China Sea in a bid to thwart spying on disputed island military construction, U.S. officials said. Global Hawk long-range surveillance drones were targeted by the jamming in at least one incident near the disputed Spratly Islands, where China is building military facilities on Fiery Cross Reef.

U.S. Forces ‘Closely Monitoring’ Iranian Warships Near Yemen

A warship prepares to leave Iranian waters / AP

U.S. military forces are “closely monitoring” an Iranian ship bound for Yemen that is said to contain aid for the warring factions in that country, according to multiple Pentagon officials. The aid ship is reported to be accompanied by at least two Iranian warships also in the region, where Iran and the United States are supporting opposite sides in the conflict between rebel forces and the Yemeni government.

Clinton Fundraiser Highlights Donor Disclosure Discrepancies

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hillary Clinton will raise campaign money next week from a high-dollar donor to her family’s foundation, but the foundation’s donor records fail to account for hundreds of thousands of dollars of his group’s contributions.

Florida trial lawyer Ira Leesfield will host Clinton at his home in Miami’s posh Coconut Grove neighborhood for a fundraiser next week, Politico reports. He is the latest in a long line of Clinton Foundation donors to financially support the former secretary of state’s presidential bid.

Onward: Judge Allows IL Workers to Challenge Forced Govt Dues

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A federal judge will allow three Illinois government workers to challenge the state’s compulsory union system over the objections of powerful public sector unions. Judge Robert W. Gettleman ruled Tuesday that the public sector employees had standing to challenge the “fair share” fees they are forced to pay to public sector unions, such as AFSCME. In the same ruling, Gettleman also dismissed the matching suit filed by Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, finding that he “has no personal stake in the manner.”

Rick Perry Will be Surrounded by Navy SEALs at June Announcement

Gov. Rick Perry of Texas / AP

Rick Perry’s June event in Addison, Texas, where he’s expected to announce his candidacy for president, will feature a number of retired and current Navy SEALs according to a invite to the event. Retired Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, whose autobiography inspired the 2014 film Lone Survivor, will attend with his wife. The widow of Retired Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, whose autobiography inspired the oscar-nominated American Sniper, will also be there.

Miss Uncongeniality

Screenshot

There it was—the classic Hillary charm. Close to a month had passed since the Democratic frontrunner answered questions from the press. So this week, when reporters were invited to gawk at the spectacle of Clinton sitting with “everyday Iowans,” Ed Henry of Fox wanted to know: Would the former secretary of state take a moment to respond to inquiries from non-stage-managed reporters?

A Musical for an American Century

‘An American in Paris’ is running at the Palace Theatre in New York / Angela Sterling

The original An American In Paris—well, not the original original, the musical composition by George Gershwin—but the original 1951 movie, starring Gene Kelly, was thematic cotton candy, the high grade stuff that Golden Age Hollywood produced in its better moments. It had some technical daring, sure—the hallucinatory ballet sequence at its conclusion strained the boundaries of popular tastes—but the story itself was about boys and girls chasing each other around a bright, pain-free mid-century Paris while singing and dancing to Gershwin standards. Everyone was happy in the end, including the producers, who took home an Academy Award for Best Picture.

Chinese Military Using Jamming Against U.S. Drones

A U.S. Global Hawk surveillance drone lands at the Misawa Air Base in Japan / AP

China tried to electronically jam U.S. drone flights over the South China Sea in a bid to thwart spying on disputed island military construction, U.S. officials said. Global Hawk long-range surveillance drones were targeted by the jamming in at least one incident near the disputed Spratly Islands, where China is building military facilities on Fiery Cross Reef.