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US-Mexico border ‘invasion’ declaration panned as PR stunt
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US-Mexico border ‘invasion’ declaration panned as PR stunt

A version of this story appears in CNN’s What Matters newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up here. CNN  —  America’s duct-taped immigration policy, which successive Republican and Democratic administrations and Congresses have all failed to fix in a comprehensive way, is about to be ripped in yet another direction. With CNN projecting Republicans will take control of the House in January, Democrats want to use the last gasp of their House majority to make good on a yearslong effort to give certainty to hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who were brought to the US as children. Some Republicans, meanwhile, are using the language of war and aiming to make the situat...
Kari Lake’s campaign headquarters receives ‘suspicious’ mail containing white powder
Politics

Kari Lake’s campaign headquarters receives ‘suspicious’ mail containing white powder

CNN  —  An envelope containing “suspicious white powder” was received Saturday at the campaign headquarters of the Republican nominee for governor in Arizona. A staffer at Kari Lake’s campaign headquarters in Phoenix opened an envelope that contained white power, a campaign spokesman told CNN. Items recovered during the investigation will be tested at a laboratory facility in Arizona, a law enforcement source familiar with the investigation told CNN. No evidence has been sent to the FBI laboratory in Quantico, the source said. Earlier Sunday, Lake campaign spokesman Colton Duncan told CNN via text message that two envelopes were confiscated by law enforcement and were “sent to professi...