DHS Agents in Riot Gear Close U.S.-Mexico Border for Caravan That’s 1,500 Miles Away

Armed federal agents temporarily shut down an international border crossing on the U.S.-Mexico border this week in preparation for a caravan of poor, unarmed migrants who are 1,500 miles away.

DHS Agents in Riot Gear Close U.S.-Mexico Border for Caravan That’s 1,500 Miles Away Daily Beast

Wisconsin’s $4.1 billion Foxconn factory boondoggle

The details of the deal were famously written on the back of a napkin when Gou and the Republican governor first met: a $3 billion state subsidy in return for Foxconn’s $10 billion investment in a Generation 10.5 LCD manufacturing plant that would create 13,000 jobs.

The size of the subsidy was stunning. It was far and away the largest in Wisconsin history and the largest government handout to a foreign company ever given in America. Like most states, Wisconsin had given subsidies to companies in the past, but never higher than $35,000 per job. Foxconn’s subsidy was $230,000 per job. …

Some doubt the subsidy will ever actually be recouped. “Realistically, the payback period for a $100,000 per job deal is not 20 years, not 42 years, but somewhere between hundreds of years and never,” wrote Jeffrey Dorfman, an economics professor at the University of Georgia, in a story for Forbes. “At $230,000 [or more] per job, there is no hope of recapturing the state funds spent.” And this was before the subsidy had risen to $4.1 billion, or about $315,000 per job.

Wisconsin’s $4.1 billion Foxconn factory boondoggle The Verge

Pence Shares Stage With ‘Christian Rabbi’ to Pray for GOP Midterm Victories

Detroit-area Rabbi Jason Miller said on Facebook that there are at least 60 rabbis on a directory of Michigan rabbis and “yet the only rabbi they could find to offer a prayer for the 11 Jewish victims in Pittsburgh at the Mike Pence rally was a local Jews for Jesus rabbi? That’s pathetic!”

Rabbi cites Jesus in prayer for synagogue victims with Pence AP

U.S. agency vows to investigate Radio Marti broadcast on George Soros ‘multimillionaire Jew’ conspiracy

A U.S. government agency has launched an internal investigation after airing a Spanish-language program earlier this year describing George Soros as a “multimillionaire Jew” and espousing conspiracy theories about the billionaire philanthropist.

The 15-minute segment was aired in May by Radio and Television Martí, which broadcasts news and other programs promoting U.S. interests to audiences in Cuba.

The program calls Soros a “nonpracticing Jew of flexible morals,” claims that he was involved in “clandestine operations that led to the dismantling of the Soviet Union” and describes him as “the architect of the financial collapse of 2008.”

It also makes repeated references to Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group that has launched an “Expose Soros” fundraising campaign and whose director of investigations and research recently claimed without evidence that the “Soros-occupied State Department” is funding the migrant caravan making its way to the United States.

U.S. agency vows to investigate broadcast report that called George Soros a ‘multimillionaire Jew’ Washington Post