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  • Rick Perry: I’m Willing To Be Trump’s VP

    05/22/2016 2:36:38 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 34 replies
    CNN via Donald J. Trump .com ^ | May 20, 2016 | Jeremy Diamond
    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who once called Donald Trump "a cancer on conservatism," said Friday he would be willing to serve as the presumptive Republican nominee's vice president. Perry said he will do whatever he can to help Trump -- including joining him on the Republican ticket in November. "I suspect I'm going to be helping him in a myriad ways -- but if it's the vice presidency, if a cabinet position is where he needs somebody with my experience then I'm not going to go back to Texas and say, 'Aw shucks sir, I'm gonna go fishing.' I'm...
  • News From Around The WWW Part 1

    05/20/2016 2:13:34 PM PDT · by Syncro · 16 replies
    aina,org-First Article ^ | Sporadically | Slip Stream News (Editor)
    Stories, articles, tweets and picture from across the internets relevant to the News of The Day. Syndicated News Assyrian-American Lawyer Facing Prison Claims he Was Targeted for Aiding Christians By Hollie McKay Fox News Posted 2016-05-18 23:42 GMT DeKelaita, shown here in his homeland of Iraq, claims he ran afoul of the Departmennt of Justice when he complained about the treatment of Christian asylum seekers.In the Iraqi-American Christian community, he is revered as an activist who delivered thousands from persecution at the hands of Muslim extremists, but in the U.S. halls of justice, Robert DeKelaita is regarded as a criminal...
  • Missouri plans to seek death penalty for illegal alien accused of gunning down five people

    05/21/2016 6:26:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    DAILY MAIL ^ | 20 May 2016 | REGINA F. GRAHAM
    Missouri plans to seek death penalty for illegal alien accused of gunning down five people in two day spree. [ Full title ]. Pablo Antonio Serrano-Vitorino, 40, is charged with killing five men. ... Immigration authorities missed two chances to deport Serrano-Vitorino . ... Missouri prosecutors on Friday filed their formal plan to pursue the death penalty against a Mexican national in the shooting death of a man a day after he allegedly killed four people in Kansas. Prosecutors in Montgomery County submitted court papers saying they will seek capital punishment for Pablo Serrano-Vitorino if he's convicted of first-degree murder...
  • What Would It Take for Donald Trump to Deport 11 Million and Build a Wall?

    05/20/2016 8:39:08 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 143 replies
    The New York Times ^ | MAY 19, 2016 | JULIA PRESTON, ALAN RAPPEPORT and MATT RICHTEL
    He has said that the wall would be built from precast concrete and steel and that it could be 50 feet tall, if not higher. After calling for it to extend across the entire 2,000-mile southern border, he more recently said half that length could be sufficient because of natural barriers. He has pegged the cost at $4 billion to $12 billion, most recently settling on around $10b. Some see that as low. “There’s a lot of logistics involved in this, and I don’t know how thoroughly they’ve thought it out,” said Todd Sternfeld, chief executive of Superior Concrete, a...
  • Judge orders ‘intentionally deceptive’ DOJ lawyers to take remedial ethics classes

    05/19/2016 1:36:17 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 19, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    A federal judge ordered the Justice Department to send its lawyers back to remedial ethics classes Thursday after finding that the administration repeatedly misled the court in the high-profile challenge to President Obama’s deportation amnesty. In a scathing 28-page ruling, Judge Andrew S. Hanen said the lawyers knew the administration was approving amnesty applications but actively hid that information from the court and from the 26 states that had sued to stop the amnesty. Judge Hanen thought about tossing all of the government’s arguments out, but said since the merits of the case are now pending before the Supreme Court,...
  • Analysis: Some conservatives are still plotting to stop Donald Trump at the GOP convention

    05/18/2016 5:48:04 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 143 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | May 17, 2016 | Ed O'Keefe & David Wiegal
    <p>The top ranks of the Republican Party may be coalescing around Donald Trump, but grass-roots conservative activists are still trying to find a way to stop him at the party's convention in July.</p> <p>Angered by Trump's shifting views on taxes, the minimum wage, national security and how little he discusses social issues, conservatives across the country are studying the party rule book for last-ditch moves they could make when the convention begins in Cleveland.</p>
  • The roots of Mitt Romney's anti-Trump fervor

    05/18/2016 5:46:12 AM PDT · by detective · 47 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 18, 2016 | Jon Ward
    Mitt Romney has ruled out an independent bid for president, and is not actively recruiting any more potential candidates to do so at the moment, though he remains hopeful someone will emerge, allies told Yahoo News Tuesday. Romney “feels like America hangs in the balance. He’s very distraught about [Trump],” said one Romney adviser. “He thinks Trump is this vulgar, dangerous, principle-less, value-less opportunist — putting it mildly.” The 2012 Republican nominee for president has been the most outspoken GOP figure continuing to steadfastly oppose Trump. Romney has been asked to consider running for president himself, but did not seriously...
  • Border Patrol Finds 37 Illegal Immigrants in House Featuring Shrine to ‘Goddess of Death’

    05/12/2016 3:09:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 12, 2016 | 9:58 AM EDT
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection said yesterday that Border Patrol agents on Monday found “37 illegal immigrants” in a house in southern Texas that featured a shrine to “La Santa Muerte” or the “goddess of death.” “Border Patrol agents along with Texas Department of Public Safety troopers conducted a traffic stop on a known smuggler which led to the discovery of the stash house,” CBP said in a release published on Wednesday. “After obtaining consent to search the residence, agents found 37 individuals inside. Among them were three juveniles from Mexico and Honduras.” …
  • Lawmakers Introduce Bill Making it Illegal to Ban Any Alien Based on ‘Religious Litmus Tests’

    05/12/2016 8:02:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 12, 2016 | 2:12 AM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    A group of Democratic lawmakers, joined by religious leaders of various faiths, have announced a bill that would make it illegal to deny entry to the United States of any alien on the basis of religion. Sponsored by Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) and co-sponsored by scores of lawmakers, the vast majority Democrats, the bill comprises a single short sentence: “An alien may not be denied admission to the United States because of the alien’s religion or lack of religious beliefs.” Although the text does not further define the alien in question, Beyer’s office said in a statement that the bill...
  • Feds open Texas border to 4,000 Cubans, security interview lasts just 1 hour before release

    05/12/2016 6:17:54 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 11, 2016 | Paul Bedard
    U.S. Border Patrol officials are opening up the Texas border to let 4,000 Cubans in, taking about an hour to interview them and check their criminal background, before letting them enter the United States on their own where most will stay for life. Aware that Panama had airlifted nearly 250 of 4,000 Cubans to the Mexican border near El Paso, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency said it stands ready to process the new immigrants with speed, in fact faster it takes many Americans to get a drivers license or buy a gun.
  • What about Kelly Ayotte for Trumps VP

    05/09/2016 9:51:57 PM PDT · by MagillaX · 106 replies
    Just wondering what everyone's thoughts on Senator Ayotte for VP. She appears to come across well and could fit in well with Trump. I have been pushing Rubio but maybe she is a viable option as well. She doesn't appear to me as someone who would suck all the oxygen out of the room and where it would be all about her which was a concern I had about picking a woman.
  • Faux Conservative Sasse Wins Nebraska GOP Primary for U.S. Senate [2014]

    05/05/2016 7:24:33 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 16 replies
    http://www.thenewamerican.com ^ | 14 May 2014 | Bob Adelmann
    The winner of the Nebraska Republican primary on Tuesday was Midland University President Ben Sasse, and tea partiers rejoiced. (SNIP) Clancy pointed out the obvious: Sasse “supports the basic principles of ObamaCare,” offered advice while in Washington as a consultant to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on “how to improve the bill while it was pending,” and then personally prospered “by advising health insurance companies on how to implement it.”
  • John McCain on the 2016 Campaign: 'I've Never Seen Anything Like This'

    05/05/2016 11:36:13 AM PDT · by yoe · 81 replies
    News Max ^ | May 5, 2016 | Video
    The GOP's 2008 presidential nominee, Sen. John McCain, says the 2016 campaign is like none other because candidates in both parties are tapping into the "frustration and anger" of voters.[snip] "You see a frustration and anger which then rejects the establishment," he added. "[Sen. Ted] Cruz has tapped into it, [Vermont Sen. Bernie] Sanders has tapped into it, [Donald] Trump…" "Anybody that says he can shoot somebody and still get elected, that's beyond any framework of politics that I've ever seen," the Arizona lawmaker said, USA Today reports.
  • Obama urges Asian-Americans to stand up to bigotry

    05/04/2016 7:54:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May. 4, 2016 10:39 PM EDT | Darlene Superville
    President Barack Obama on Wednesday urged Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders to fight bigotry and to press Congress to update U.S. immigration policy. Obama said America’s tradition is to welcome newcomers because it was founded by immigrants. He said that tradition also makes difficult to understand why some people are blocking efforts to overhaul U.S. immigration laws. “We don’t simply welcome new immigrants. We are born of immigrants,” Obama told hundreds attending the Asian Pacific American Institute of Congressional Studies’ annual awards dinner. The nonpartisan, nonprofit organization promotes Asian-American and Pacific Islander participation and representation in politics. …
  • WashPost Buries Uncomfortable Fact: Gruesome, Slashing Killer Is An Illegal Alien

    05/02/2016 9:14:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    News Busters ^ | May 1, 2016 | Tim Graham
    On the front of Sunday’s Metro section of The Washington Post came this headline: “Gruesome images test jury during trial in Md.” Post reporter Dan Morse reported on a trial in suburban Montgomery County surrounding the murder of 36-year-old Oscar Navarro: “prosecutors were allowed to show jurors eight of the most disturbing photos -- a key to their obtaining a first-degree murder conviction Friday against Mauricio Morales-Caceres, 24.” It was only in paragraphs 29 and 30 that the Post acknowledged what they clearly felt was the least relevant news detail in this court case: The convicted murder is an illegal...
  • Family Reunification for Illegal Aliens Disguised as Refugee Resettlement

    05/02/2016 8:17:55 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    PR Newswire ^ | May 2, 2016 | Center for Immigration Studies
    The Center for Immigration Studies has released a new report, "Welcoming Unaccompanied Alien Children to the United States", analyzing the Obama administration's persistent efforts to relocate the children of Central American illegal aliens to the United States. The report is online at http://cis.org/Welcoming-Unaccompanied-Alien-Children-to-the-United-States. When the illegal flow of mostly teen-age boys from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador across the border reached record levels in 2014, the administration at first tried to arrange for them to stay by presenting them as victims of trafficking. But for the immigration benefits of being trafficked to apply, there must be coercion and exploitation; this...
  • Germany AfD conference: party adopts anti-Islam policy

    05/01/2016 11:56:13 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 12 replies
    BBC News ^ | 5/1/2016 | BBC
    The German right-wing party Alternative fur Deutschland (AfD) has adopted an explicitly anti-Islam policy. Delegates at a party conference adopted a ban on minarets, the call to prayer and the full-face veil, saying Islam was "not part of Germany". A delegate who called for more local dialogue with Muslim groups was booed. The start of the conference in Stuttgart on Saturday was disrupted by clashed and hundreds of left-wing protestors were detained. Meanwhile, hackers published the addresses of more than 2,000 AfD members on a left-wing website......
  • Why the establishment wants Ted Cruz

    05/01/2016 1:37:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | May 1, 2016 | Carl M. Cannon
    With the pivotal Indiana presidential primary only two days away, and the decisive California contest still six weeks off, many Republican officials are already privately writing off 2016. Amid the wreckage of the turbulent 2016 nominating season, they still have a challenge in front of them: handicapping which of the two flawed finalists will cause the least long-term harm to their Grand Old Party. The conventional wisdom has been that Donald Trump is the bigger menace than Ted Cruz. Certainly, several swing-state Republican senators up for re-election in November worry about The Donald at the top of the GOP ticket...
  • Israel: Trump Is A Global Security Threat

    04/30/2016 9:03:22 AM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 180 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | April 30, 2016 | Herb Brandon
    Israel: Trump Is A Global Security ThreatBy Herb Brandon Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel — April 29, 2016 … Security analysts in Israel have long believed that Donald Trump’s candidacy was not real. It was started and restarted in recent years. Perhaps an excellent marketing campaign to brand his real estate properties. But as Trump now allocates more of his own money (actually not his, but being loaned to Trump with online donations) his demeanor as an aggressive, serious candidate is now transparent. His lack of seriousness in addressing both domestic and foreign issues is anything but serious. “Most alarming is...
  • California’s school gap wider than thought

    04/17/2016 3:34:25 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 24 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | April 16, 2016 | Dan Walters
    For years, California politicians and educators – who are sometimes the same – have talked about the “achievement gap” that separates poor and “English-learner” students from more advantaged classmates.
  • Four Out Of Five Criminals In European Capital Are Foreigners

    04/29/2016 9:18:44 AM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 26 Apr 2016 | Oliver JJ Lane
    Danish police are being stretched by a migrant crime wave in capital Copenhagen as foreign outlaws “flock” to the city in ever greater numbers. Latest crime figures for 2015 obtained by Danish newspaper MetroXpress reveal that of 2,633 criminals who went before a judge, 2,049 were foreigners, some four fifths. This proportion — 78 per cent — is up from 65 per cent eight years ago. Although crime is low in Denmark compared to many other European countries, it has struggled with problems imported from abroad through Europe’s open borders Schengen agreement. ... These latest figures will add credence to...
  • Carly Fiorina emerges as GOP candidate to watch. (Older article w good info)

    04/28/2016 11:52:51 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 26 replies
    The Mercury News Health ^ | Aug 7,2015 | Tracy Seipel
    Hardly anybody was watching what Carly Fiorina did Thursday, but just about everybody was talking about it Friday morning: The former Hewlett-Packard executive crushed her six male counterparts in the JV debate of Republican presidential hopefuls. Her sharp command of everything from foreign policy to cybersecurity issues and her presidential poise had Rush Limbaugh and MSNBC's liberal pundits gushing about her performance, virtually guaranteeing her highly improbable campaign a big-time bump and a spot in the varsity lineup... ...Limbaugh replayed her closing statement: "Hillary Clinton lies about Benghazi. She lies about emails. She is still defending Planned Parenthood.... 2016 is...
  • The 2010 census missed thousands of California's Latino children

    04/28/2016 10:38:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 28, 2016 | By Sarah D. Wire
    More than 113,000 young Latinos in California weren't counted in the 2010 census, a new study says, and Latino advocacy groups want to be sure the U.S. Census Bureau is working to reduce that number in 2020. With an estimated 47,000 uncounted Latino children, Los Angeles County alone is home to 12% of the estimated 400,000 Latino children in the U.S. not counted in 2010, according to a study released Tuesday by the National Assn. of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund and Child Trends' Hispanic Institute. California could gain another congressional seat in 2020, and "that will depend...
  • Teachers Advocate for Removal of Barriers and Fear for Undocumented Students

    04/27/2016 7:45:51 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    U.S. Department of Education ^ | April 26, 2016 | by Alice Dominguez
    Two words dominated the conversation at ED's Tea with Teachers last week on the topic of supporting undocumented students: fear and hope. Educators balanced their concerns for their undocumented and mixed-status students, while acknowledging the hope that they ultimately deserve. During the tea, I couldn't help but think of the student from my school district, who was sitting in a jail cell rather than a classroom, feeling those same emotions. Wildin David Guillen Acosta was taken from his front yard on his way to his Durham, N.C., school in January, while his mother watched helplessly from their home. He would...
  • IRS changing policy on employment-related ID theft

    04/26/2016 3:21:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 26, 2016 | Naomi Jagoda
    The Internal Revenue Service will start notifying victims of employment-related identity theft in a shift of policy that comes after criticism from Congress. "We’re still working out the details of the policy change to advise people of possible misuse of their Social Security number, and we will have more details to share in the near future," the IRS said in a statement. During a Senate Finance Committee hearing earlier this month, Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.), expressed concerns about the fact that the IRS doesn't inform victims when illegal immigrants use their Social Security numbers to obtain employment and then file...
  • "Roses are red, tacos are enjoyable, don't blame a Mexican because you're unemployable."

    04/25/2016 2:41:32 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 54 replies
    Twitter ^ | 4/18/16 | Luke Russert
    Luke Russert tweets a photo of a pro-amnesty protester holding a sign at the Supreme Court which says: "Roses are red, tacos are enjoyable, don't blame a Mexican because you're unemployable."
  • Illegal Aliens Have "Lawful Presence" Says Solicitor General [semi-satire]

    04/25/2016 12:12:28 PM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 Apr 2016 | John Semmens
    The lawless Obama Administration's Solicitor General Donald Verrilli told the Supreme Court that "persons in the United States illegally may be granted a 'lawful presence' at the discretion of the President. As the nation's legal sovereign his word is law and supersedes the legal constraints imposed by statute or the Constitution" and urged the Justices to reject the lawsuit being pressed by 26 states "because they are relying on an out-dated conception of the powers of government." "Rather than inventing a new executive power not contemplated by the framers of the Constitution, why doesn't the President just utilize the power...
  • GOP takes on Library of Congress on immigration terminology

    04/22/2016 1:27:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 22, 2016 3:40 PM EDT | Andrew Taylor
    Congress may not be able to reform the immigration system, fix the broken tax code or even pass a budget. But it’s telling the Library of Congress how to label immigrants living in the country illegally. That’s how conservative Republicans are responding to a move by the library to drop the term “illegal alien” in favor of “noncitizens” or “unauthorized immigration” for cataloging and search purposes. The move came in response to a petition from the American Library Association to change immigration-related search terms to make them less judgmental. The library’s move, announced in a three-page statement last month, was...
  • Sheriff: Obama Policies Allow Illegals ‘To Remain and Commit More Serious Crimes’

    04/21/2016 10:06:41 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    CNSNews ^ | April 21, 2016 | Eric Scheiner
    Sheriff Charles Jenkins testifies before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security. (screen grab) (CNSNews.com) - In testimony before Congress Tuesday, a Maryland Sheriff said the administration’s executive actions delaying deportation of illegals is resulting in a spike of crime. “Case by case amnesty, back door amnesty, DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) programs, and the Dream Act were pushed through by executive order,” Frederick County Md. Sheriff Charles Jenkins said on Tuesday. “Policy shifts by President Obama weakened and ruined Secure Communities, and did not allow action by ICE when Sheriffs and police departments ignored detainers,...
  • Obama Administration Tells Supreme Court 'Lawfully' Doesn't Mean 'Legally'

    04/20/2016 2:56:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 20, 2016 | 4:44 AM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    “Lawfully” does not mean “legally.” Welcome to what Solicitor General Donald Verrilli told the Supreme Court on Monday is the “immigration world.” Or, more accurately, welcome to the new world President Barack Obama — through his solicitor — is asking the Supreme Court to join him in declaring. […] “Aliens with lawful status under the [Immigration and Nationality Act] are here lawfully; their presence therefore is not a basis for removal,” said Obama’s solicitor in his brief. “By contrast, mere ‘lawful presence’ occurs when the Executive ‘openly tolerate[s] an undocumented alien’s continued presence in the United States for a fixed...
  • Mother of Son Murdered by an Illegal Breaks Down in Tears Before Congress, Begging for Enforcement

    04/19/2016 12:31:18 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 38 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 19 April 2016 | Caroline May
    The mother of a teenage son who was tortured and murdered by an illegal immigrant broke down in tears Tuesday before a House panel, begging for the government to enforce immigration law. Laura Wilkerson, the mother of Josh Wilkerson, described in vivid detail the manner in which Hermilo Vildo Moralez, an illegal immigrant, beat, tortured, and eventually killed her son Josh then went to a movie. In emotional testimony before the House Immigration and Border Subcommittee, Wilkerson expressed frustration that the problem of illegal immigration has not been fixed since the last time she testified before Congress in July 2015....
  • Illegal immigrant’s bail ‘less than amount it the cost to bury my baby’: Mother

    04/19/2016 9:19:27 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 19, 2016 | Stephan Dinan
    The illegal immigrant children streaming across the U.S.-Mexico border have become a breeding pool for criminal gangs, the Frederick County sheriff told Congress on Tuesday, pointing to a long list of crimes ranging from attempted murder and kidnapping to home invasion and carjacking. Hundreds of thousands of the children have entered the U.S. and been allowed to stay under controversial Obama administration policies, and Republicans used a hearing Tuesday to try to highlight the American victims — parents whose children were killed by illegal immigrants who gained a foothold here because of those generous policies. Michelle Root, mother of Sarah...
  • Rush Limbaugh Has Completely Lost His Way

    04/18/2016 5:43:28 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 314 replies
    http://www.redstate.com/ ^ | April 16th, 2016 | leon_h_wolf
    Probably no one has earned more leeway from conservative voters and pundits than Rush Limbaugh. Rush has been a tireless force for the conservative movement for decades, and he probably is responsible for a whole lot of conservative Republicans who are currently in office. But thankfulness for past service only goes so far, and Rush’s program yesterday officially crossed the line. When I think about Rush’s last year or so on air, I’m reminded of Marshall Phillipe Petain, one of the most intriguing figures of the twentieth century. Without Petain, the French might not have prevailed over the Germans at...
  • Chief Justice Roberts uses Obama’s words against him on immigration case

    04/18/2016 12:13:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 58 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 18, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. prodded the Obama administration Monday to explain President Obama’s immigration flip-flop, when Mr. Obama in 2014 reversed himself and decided he did, after all, have powers to grant a tentative amnesty to as many as 5 million illegal immigrants. Mr. Obama had repeatedly denied he had that kind of power, then after the 2014 election, when Congress refused to act on his policies, the president claimed a do-over and said he did have the power. Chief Justice Roberts wondered what changed in Mr. Obama’s mind, and even read back one of Mr. Obama’s quotes...
  • Supreme Court split on Obama amnesty; Kennedy: Policy ‘just upside-down’

    04/18/2016 10:40:25 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 68 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 18, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    The Supreme Court divided deeply Monday over President Obama’s deportation amnesty, with conservative justices saying the White House was trying to steal Congress’s law-making powers, and liberal justices suggesting the court should stay out of the fight altogether, leaving the president with a free hand. Outside the court, thousands of Hispanic-rights protesters rallied, demanding legal status from the courts and vowing political retribution on Congress — and Republicans in particular — if Mr. Obama loses his case. Inside the courtroom, however, the argument was lower-key, with the justices sparring with lawyers over the tricky interplay between the law, federal regulations...
  • Ted Cruz’s Conservatism: The Pendulum Swings Consistently Right

    04/17/2016 1:56:06 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 17, 2016 | Matt Flegenheimer
    On perhaps the defining issue of the 2016 Republican primary, Senator Ted Cruz falls well to the right of Ronald Reagan, who supported granting legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants. He opposes abortion even in cases of rape and incest, and has called for a federal amendment that would allow states to avoid performing or recognizing same-sex marriages. He wants to return to the gold standard, abolish the Internal Revenue Service and create a tax structure simple enough for Americans to file on postcards. He has criticized Donald J. Trump on deportation policy. From the right. Throughout his Senate...
  • [From November 13, 2014] GOP honcho Bruce Ash imitates threatening street thug

    04/16/2016 7:54:55 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 17 replies
    McSally promoting Ash menacingly calls for “kneecapping” Wooten supporters When a conservative site such as Townhall goes after a Republican National Committeeman, it’s worthy of notice. This article provides the shocking details of the events leading up to the thuggish not-so-veiled threats issued by Tucson businessman and longtime activist Bruce Ash —- a man who should know better. The Arizona Daily Independent fills in the rest of the story, detailing that Ash actually called for violence against leading Southern Arizona afternoon drive time radio show host, James T. Harris. The bad blood goes back to this year’s primary election when...
  • Pope Francis takes Syrian migrants to Vatican

    04/16/2016 5:34:56 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 35 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4/16/2016 | BBC
    Pope Francis has taken 12 Syrian migrants back with him to the Vatican after visiting a camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. The three families boarded the papal jet as the pontiff departed following his trip......
  • Here is a List of Republicans Who Will Not Oppose of Obama's Executive Amnesty

    04/14/2016 8:25:46 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 26 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 4/14/2016 | Bethany Blankley
    A coalition of 26 states, led by Texas Governor Greg Abbott, sued the federal government over its unfunded mandate to provide health insurance and other benefits to illegal aliens. Its case will be heard by the Supreme Court on April 18, 2016. Adding to their effort, 43 U.S. Senators filed an Amicus Brief with the Court, requesting that the justices affirm the U.S. District CourtÂ’s ruling. On the eve of implementing ObamaÂ’s illegal executive order on immigration and amnesty, the District Court placed an injunction on the program, halting his actions. Eleven Republicans chose not to sign (see below.) At...
  • Wisconsin girls soccer team targeted by Trump wall chants walks off (causes them hurtin' pain)

    04/12/2016 6:03:15 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 98 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | April 12, 2016 | Roger Gonzalez
    A girls high school soccer team in Wisconsin walked off the field after they were the target of Donald Trump chants from people on the sideline, according to WISC-TV. It was the Beloit Memorial girls varsity soccer team, which took on Elkhorn Area High last Thusday. Reportedly there were kids on the side of the field yelling "Donald Trump, build that wall," toward Hispanic and African American players.
  • Some Senate Republicans hesitant to jump on the anti-immigrant bandwagon

    04/12/2016 2:19:51 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 19 replies
    http://www.msnbc.com ^ | 04/05/16 | Amanda Sakuma
    Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant revival tour might cause headaches for down-ballot Republicans who are already trying to put space between themselves and the divisive party front-runner. (SNIP) Three Senate Republicans from Latino-heavy states, Cory Gardner of Colorado, Dean Heller of Nevada and Jeff Flake of Arizona, are all well-practiced in the dance of softening tough-talk on immigration enforcement to avoid alienating voters.
  • Migrant crisis: Migrants met with tear gas at Greek border with Macedonia

    04/10/2016 6:26:30 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 11 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4/10/2016 | BBC
    Tear gas has been used to disperse hundreds of migrants trying to break through a fence at Greece's border with Macedonia. The incident was near the Ideomeni crossing, where more than 11,000 refugees and other migrants are camped out on the Greek side of the border. There was some confusion over whether the Macedonian or Greek police were firing the tear gas, or both. Balkan states closed off the migrant route to northern Europe this year. This week Greece began deporting migranrs who do not qualify for asylum, under an EU deal with Turkey. More than 300 people, many of...
  • Manipulating The Electorate-Facing a Primary Challenge Speaker Paul Ryan Now Decides to Challenge Ex

    04/09/2016 8:15:23 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 30 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | April 9 2016 | Sundance
    First, let’s be brutally honest – This latest manipulation by Ryan is nothing but pure Machiavellian political maneuvering by the professional republican party in an effort to keep the unwashed masses from recognizing intentional usurpation. This is professional political ‘gaslighting‘ folks, and it is beyond infuriating: https://theconservativetreehouse.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/ryan-daca-tweet.jpg?w=640 Filthy, lying CRAPWEASEL… Remember: #1) The Omnibus spending bill, created and endorsed by Ryan, funded Obama’s November 2014 Executive Action on Amnesty (DAPA) 100%. #2) Paul Ryan was an actual participant in the legislative house construct to pass the Senate’s 2013 ‘amnesty’ Gang-of-Eight bill in June 2014. Ryan, Cantor and Boehner were only...
  • Obama Pushes Amnesty for Marxist Narco-Terrorists in Colombia

    04/08/2016 2:53:05 PM PDT · by detective · 5 replies
    The New American ^ | 07 April 2016 | Alex Newman
    The Obama administration has simple demands for the long-suffering people of Colombia and their legitimate government: Do not just negotiate with murderous Marxist narco-terrorists, but surrender to them. Give them full amnesty for everything from mass murder and kidnapping to torture and treason, and then allow them into positions of power. That was the message delivered most recently by Obama's Secretary of State John Kerry in Havana meetings last month amid “peace” talks between Colombian authorities and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People's Army, or “FARC,” as the savage terror group (shown) is more commonly known.
  • Cruz Should Drop Out Since He Got Only 43.8% in Texas!

    04/08/2016 6:26:29 AM PDT · by xzins · 91 replies
    Opinion ^ | 8 Apr 16 | Xzins
    Sometimes it is amazing what comes out of the mouthpiece of a campaign. Ted Cruz's challenged campaign manager is proclaiming that Trump should drop out if he cannot get over 50% in New York. In that case, Cruz should drop out because he only got 43.8% in Texas. The opposition vote in Texas was 27% for Trump, but then 18, 4, and 4, for Rubio, Kasich, and Carson respectively. IOW, a non-Trump vote of only 26%. Kasich is running second in New York, and Cruz had 18% at last count, well below the non-Trump vote in Texas of 26%. In...
  • Analysis: How Everyone Wins If Donald Trump Loses...Including Trump

    04/06/2016 8:32:02 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 48 replies
    CBSNews ^ | April 6, 2016 | WILL RAHN
    Analysis: How Everyone Wins If Donald Trump Loses...Including Trump By WILL RAHN CBS NEWS April 6, 2016 Nearly everyone in the Republican Party could benefit from Donald Trump losing, including Trump himself. The question is just about how he loses, and when. It's obvious at this point that Trump is rapidly deflating. Even putting aside his loss in Wisconsin Tuesday night, every indication we have is that he would be decimated in a general election. According to a Washington Post poll from last week, he's losing to Hillary Clinton by double digits. Demographics that went heavily for Mitt Romney, such...
  • [Vanity] Why is Cruz & Rush claiming he won the last 5 primaries?

    04/06/2016 8:26:31 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 35 replies
    Does he mean the insiders who picked delegates in ND & CO? Trump won Arizona which is more mainstream victory than Utah or Policy-Wonk-Mecca Wisconsin. Trump has a hit a bottom of 35% in his worst sort of mainstream state.
  • YES Cruz Can Still Win Nomination Outright, NO Paul Ryan is NOT About to Be Foisted on Us,

    04/05/2016 7:02:12 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 92 replies
    The most recent propaganda angle with Team Trumpster has been that 'a vote for Cruz is a vote for an open convention in Cleveland... where the 'Establishment' is going to ram-through Paul Ryan on the 2nd ballot.  'So you gotta vote for Trump- don't you see?' Except that Paul Ryan is running out of ways to say 'I'm not running'.  Yes, the strategy in gaining his current position as Speaker of the House was 'Aw shucks, I'm not interested'... waiting until the demands for him grew louder and wider... then -reluctantly, of course- accepting the will of the people and a...
  • Capitol Hill Buzz: Joining immigration fight against Obama

    04/04/2016 7:37:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 4, 2016 9:13 PM EDT
    Forty-three Republican senators on Monday joined the legal challenge to President Barack Obama’s actions on immigration, arguing that the president overstepped his constitutional authority in unilaterally expanding programs for immigrants. The White House has countered that Obama had no choice after comprehensive legislation that passed the Senate in 2013 stalled in the GOP-led House. The senators, led by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the case of United States v. Texas. A lawsuit from 26 states, led by Texas, challenges Obama’s actions, with the Supreme Court set to hear arguments later this month and possibly rule...
  • Fed Appeals Court Protects “Habitual Drunkards” from Deportation (9th Circuit)

    04/04/2016 11:21:13 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 4, 2016
    In what may seem like a bad joke, a U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that an illegal immigrant convicted of drunk-driving can’t be deported because federal immigration law discriminates against “habitual drunkards” like him. The case involves an illegal immigrant from Mexico, Salomon Ledezma-Cosino, with at least one drunk-driving conviction, possibly more. Ledezma-Cosino has lived in the U.S. illegally since 1997 and has eight kids, five of them anchor babies born in America. He works in the construction industry and has a criminal record. Ledezma-Cosino drank about a liter of tequila every day for a decade, according to medical...