Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina speaks at the Iowa GOP's Growth and Opportunity Party at the Iowa state fair grounds in Des Moines, Iowa, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015.

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina dismissed the idea that climate change was a major security threat Sunday, a dismissal that ignores warnings from top security experts.

“It is delusional for President Obama and Hillary Clinton and anyone else to say that climate change is our near-term most severe security threat,” she told Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace. “It is ISIS, period, followed closely by Iran and perhaps Russia.”

Obama has spoken about the security threats posed by climate change before — in May, he said climate change “constitutes a serious threat to global security, an immediate risk to our national security, and, make no mistake, it will impact how our military defends our country.” But Obama’s statements aren’t empty warnings — they’re backed up by military and security experts. Last year, the Pentagon released a report that called climate change a “threat multiplier” whose impacts have the ability to “intensify the challenges of global instability, hunger, poverty, and conflict.”

“Climate change will affect the Department of Defense’s ability to defend the nation and poses immediate risks to U.S. national security,” the report reads. “Weather has always affected military operations, and as the climate changes, the way we execute operations may be altered or constrained.”

Read more: Obama Is ‘Delusional’ For Saying Climate Change Is A Major National Security Threat, Fiorina Says

‘New crimes are committed every day’

United States Border Patrol Agent Jose Solis tracks the area along the United States-Mexico border in Lordsburg, N.M. / AP

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More than 179,000 illegal immigrants convicted of committing crimes, including violent ones, continue to roam free across the United States, with reports indicating that these illegal immigrants commit new crimes “every day,” according to lawmakers and the director of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, also known as ICE.

Sarah Saldana, ICE’s director, disclosed to Congress on Wednesday that the agency is apprehending and removing fewer illegal immigrants than in past years.

Somewhere around 179,029 “undocumented criminals with final orders of removal” from the United States currently remain at large across the country and are essentially untraceable, according to Sen.Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, who disclosed these numbers during a Wednesday hearing.

The total number of criminal illegal aliens in the United States is in the millions.

Read more: Congress: More Than 179,000 Criminal Illegal Immigrants Roaming Free in U.S.

By Justin Wm. Moyer on WashingtonPost.com



 

Houston voters defeated a closely-watched gay rights ordinance on Election Day. It would have established nondiscrimination protections for gay and transgender people in the city. (AP)

Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), designed to protect the rights of gay citizens and others, has failed by a wide margin — after a hard-fought campaign in which opponents warned it would give male sexual predators access to women’s bathrooms.

On Tuesday, Houston voters were presented with this question: “Are you in favor of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, Ord. No. 2014-530, which prohibits discrimination in city employment and city services, city contracts, public accommodations, private employment, and housing based on an individual’s sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, familial status, marital status, military status, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or pregnancy?”

Read more: Why Houston’s gay rights ordinance failed: Fear of men in women’s bathrooms


Voters in the Buckeye State say no to legalizing marijuana. Supporters of the initiative explain why they think the proposal failed. VPC

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by RUSH LIMBAUGH November 4, 2015 4:00 AM From the November 19, 2015, issue of NR

When I arrived in New York City 28 years ago to begin my national radio program, my objective was to have the most-listened-to show in the country. At that time, the national broadcast media included three television networks and CNN. That was it. There were 125 radio stations doing talk radio, and I started on 56 of them. No one had ever succeeded in syndicating a national daytime radio show, and I was predicted to fail, too.
But I didn’t. What was different about my show was that I was the only conservative voice in national broadcast media. I was it — just as National Review was the only major conservative magazine being published and read.

Read more: The Conservative-Media Revolution Has Forced the Liberal Media to Abandon Any Pretense of...