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On Wednesday, House Republicans voted to fund the Department of Homeland Security, given they block protections that would prevent millions of undocumented young people from deportation. Republicans have been vocal about not voting to fund DHS if President Obama’s immigration policies remain — Democrats, on the other hand, have vowed to strike down anything that includes amendments that would not protect undocumented persons. The vote on the bill was 236-191. “We do not take this action lightly, but simply, there is no alternative,” House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said before the vote. “It’s not a dispute between the parties or even the branches of our government. This executive overreach is an affront to the rule of law and to the Constitution itself.” Read about it here… [HuffPost]

The pope has the right idea. Following the tragic massacre that left 12 at satirical publication Charlie Hebdo dead in Paris, Pope Francis suggested that free speech doesn’t include insulting religion. The pope condemned the Charlie Hebdo rampage, but added that one shouldn’t abuse freedom of expression to “provoke” or “offend” others deliberately. “People who make fun of, who toy with other people’s religions, he said, risk running into “what would happen to [that friend] if he said something against my mother.”  He continued, speaking in Italian during an airborne news conference en route to the Philippines: “Every religion has its dignity … and I cannot make fun of it. In freedom of expression there are limits.” Read more here… [CruxNow]

The familiar and handsome face synonymous with Marlboro cigarettes has died at age 85. Darrell Winfield, arguably one of the most recognizable Marlboro Men, died on Monday at his home in Riverton, Wyo. No cause of death was given. He leaves behind his wife and six children. Read more here… [LA Times]


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