Fentanyl



Tablets believed to be laced with fentanyl are displayed at the Drug Enforcement Administration Northeast Regional Laboratory on October 8, 2019 in New York. - According to US government data, about 32,000 Americans died from opioid overdoses in 2018. That accounts for 46 percent of all fatal overdoses. Fentanyl, a powerful painkiller approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for a range of conditions, has been central to the American opioid crisis which began in the late 1990s. (Photo by Don EMMERT / AFP) (Photo by DON EMMERT/AFP via Getty Images)

Texas, Colo. authorities warn of spike in fentanyl overdoses

The Drug Enforcement Administration in El Paso, Texas has warned of a possible surge in drug overdoses. According to the agency, nine patients were taken to local hospitals after experiencing signs of overdoses over a span of around 36-hours last week. Additionally, El Paso police reported two people died from an accidental overdose last month.



Migrants walk on a dirt road after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, Tuesday, March 23, 2021, in Mission, Texas. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Rep. McCarthy leads delegation of GOP reps. to southern border

House Republicans are demanding President Joe Biden pick up the pieces of the deteriorating situation at the southern border. On Monday, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) led a group of Republicans to Eagle Pass, Texas, where he said the Biden administration has lost its grip on border security.


Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., attends a news conference, Tuesday, Feb., 1, 2022, after a weekly Republican policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

GOP lawmakers decry Biden’s $5.8T budget proposal

GOP lawmakers are decrying yet another massive spending proposal from the Biden administration. On the Senate floor Monday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) warned Joe Biden’s nearly $6 trillion budget proposal for fiscal year 2023 is just another far left wish list.