Here are the other stories conservatives are talking about today.
AN IGNOMINIOUS RECORD: Border patrol agents made a record 2 million apprehensions of illegal migrants crossing the southern border in the 2022 fiscal year, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection data released yesterday. The new figures eclipsed the previous high of 1.7 million apprehensions during fiscal year 2021. Read more.
FIONA INTENSIFIES: Hurricane Fiona strengthened to a Category 3 storm as it raged through Puerto Rico and the Turks and Caicos Islands today, knocking out power and causing widespread flooding in the Caribbean. Read more.
TRUMP LEGAL TEAM OBJECTS: Donald Trump’s legal team signaled yesterday their opposition to a plan by Judge Raymond Dearie, the special master appointed to review documents found at the former president’s Mar-a-Lago estate. The documents are at the center of an FBI investigation into whether Trump mishandled classified government documents. Read more.
SHERIFF INVESTIGATES MIGRANT FLIGHTS: Sheriff Javier Salazar of Bexar County, Texas said yesterday he’d opened a criminal investigation into Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ controversial migrant flights. A group of approximately 50 migrants were transported from Texas to Florida last week before arriving in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts on Wednesday. Read more.
STDS SOAR: Syphilis infection rates spiked by 26% last year to a three-decade-high, Leandro Mena, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Director of the Division of STD Prevention, said yesterday. Meanwhile, the 52,000 new syphilis cases in 2021 represent the highest total since 1948. Read more.