GOP Senators: Treat Drug Cartels As Terror Groups

Bill cites Nov. 4 killing of Mormon family

A group of Republican senators is pushing for the United States to treat drug cartels the way it does terrorist organizations following the massacre of nine American women and children in Mexico.

Pompeo Monitoring Drug War in China, Latin America

Secretary of State reviews progress, challenges in drug war at Senate hearing

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday that the United States is making progress in an increasingly global drug war, although Chinese drug gangs and the "Maduro mafia" are posing major barriers to success.

As Trump Threatens to Close Border, CBP Surges Agents

Nielsen orders accelerated deployment of 750 new officers

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen responded Monday to the surging immigration crisis at the southwestern border, ordering a stepped-up deployment of hundreds of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers.

American Shepherd: A Dispatch from Beto’s America

EL PASO — I can see Mexico from my hotel. Like a fulsome bride, she shimmers in the distance. Su nombre: Heroica Ciudad Juárez. Bob Dylan once warned of visiting on rainy days in spring time. But the sky is clear. A stiff breeze rattles the window pane. Is it Mexican wind? Impossible to say without breathing it in. That’s why I’ve come. To search for answers. Here in Beto O’Rourke’s America.