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  • Illegal Immigration Protesters to Challenge Feds: 'If They Want to Send in SWAT..Let Them Do It'

    07/13/2014 5:39:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 13, 2014 | Katie McHugh
    The federal government is planning to relocate 40 unaccompanied alien children into an already-packed facility in the Sycamore Canyon Academy that houses wards of the state, according to Robert Skiba of Oracle, Arizona. Emboldened by citizens in Murrieta, California who successfully rebuffed the government’s efforts to dump illegal aliens into their town, Skiba's town has organized a protest for Tuesday morning. “We’re going to mobilize and we're going to do the best we can to stop this from happening,” Skiba said. “We're prepared for whatever happens. If they want to send in the SWAT team, armored cars, helicopters, let them...
  • Flooding, damage reported after Friday storm. Fort main gate closed, ...

    07/13/2014 10:22:10 AM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — More thunderstorm activity which could release heavy amounts of rain is predicted to continue, according to a federal meteorologist.. Friday’s storm created the need to call out additional Sierra Vista Police officers, because of the need to establish traffic control at intersections where traffic lights went out, said Officer Jock Russell. Additionally, there was a criminal incident being investigated which involved the transportation of marijuana during the storm, he said Saturday. “We were slammed, we had to call in extra officers,” Russell said. On Saturday, calls were still coming in of damage to include trees down, power...
  • Hoodwinking Voters and Empowering Politicians

    07/13/2014 6:17:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 13, 2014 | Paul Jacob
    "Political language,” warned George Orwell, “is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” Politicians understand that words matter and can be used to trick people. Which is why they can hardly be trusted to express themselves candidly in their own campaigns — or, heaven forbid, write ballot titles for important measures upon which citizens will vote. Earlier this year, citizens in Phoenix, Arizona, gathered more than 50,000 voter signatures to put an initiative on the ballot to reform their public employee pension system. The initiative moves new...
  • Deluge!Downpour prompts weather warning, extensive flooding

    07/12/2014 6:34:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 46 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Fri, 07/11/2014 - 9:06pm | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — Friday night’s rain prompted a flash flood warning for Sierra Vista from the National Weather Service until 9:15 p.m., while police reported several flooded roads and intersections throughout the city’s west end. Sierra Vista Cpl. Bobby Essary was out among the storm when he reported that Wilcox Drive was “like a river,” and that both that road and 7th Street were nearly impassable to traffic. There were also reports of flooding along the Highway 90 Bypass up to Buffalo Soldier Trail, though beyond the flooding there had been no reports of people in danger, except for one...
  • Illegals Walk In

    07/12/2014 7:24:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 12, 2014 | Scottie Hughes
    Wouldn’t $3.7 Billion better be used to build a concrete wall across the border of the United States? The fence that the American people were promised when President George W. Bush signed the Secure Fence Act of 2006 saying “This bill will help protect the American people. This bill will make our borders more secure. It is an important step toward immigration reform." The Fence Act passed the Senate 80-19 and approved $1.2 billion to be used to build a physical barrier more then 700 miles along the Mexico-United States border. Therefore, with 3x the budget being spent to...
  • Amid border crisis, Obama to take 15-day vacation in Martha’s Vineyard

    07/10/2014 11:41:47 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 82 replies
    The Washington Times. ^ | July 10, 2014 | Jessica Chasmar
    President Obama is taking a 15-day vacation in Martha’s Vineyard next month, despite the widespread criticism he’s received for not visiting the U.S.-Mexico border while it descends into chaos. The Obamas will leave Washington on Saturday, Aug. 9, and stay at a $12 million vacation home in Martha’s Vineyard until Sunday, Aug. 24, the White House confirmed late Wednesday. The president is expected to return to Chilmark and stay in a secluded house off North Road that overlooks the north shore and Vineyard Sound, the Martha’s Vineyard Times reported. Though not confirmed by the White House, the Obamas are expected...
  • Colorado: Man hospitalized with pneumonic plague

    07/11/2014 10:04:48 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment laboratory yesterday [8 Jul 2014] identified pneumonic plague in a Colorado resident. Investigation revealed the family dog had recently died unexpectedly. The carcass was recovered and tested at the Colorado State University Veterinarian Diagnostic Laboratory, where tests were positive for plague. ... Even though it doesn't kill people in large numbers like it once did, it is a serious disease ... There are 3 types of plague; all can be potentially deadly, if not treated. The 1st is bubonic, which causes lymph nodes to swell. There is also septicemic, which comes about...
  • 40% of Federal Criminal Cases in 2013 Were in Districts on Mexican Border

    07/10/2014 5:27:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 10, 2014 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Whether measured by the number of criminal cases filed by U.S. attorneys or the number of guilty verdicts they ultimately secured in cases in U.S. district courts, 40 percent of the federal crimes documented by the Justice Department in fiscal 2013 took place in the five U.S. court districts (out of the total of 94 U.S. court districts) that sit on the U.S.-Mexico border. These five U.S. court districts contiguous with the Mexican border were also the five where the largest numbers of individuals were convicted of federal crimes in fiscal 2013. In the Western Texas district alone--which saw more...
  • MUSLIM PRAYER RUG FOUND ON ARIZONA BORDER BY INDEPENDENT AMERICAN SECURITY CONTRACTORS

    07/10/2014 2:51:41 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 9, 2010 | Kerry Picket
    Matthew Leber spokesman for the American Patriot, Three Percent, sent Breitbart News photos of what American security contractors on the ground believe is a Muslim prayer rug found near the border in Arizona last week.
  • McCain: ‘They Call Me Amnesty John’

    07/09/2014 3:10:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 9, 2014 - 4:03 PM | Penny Starr
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Wednesday that while the majority of people in his state approve of his support for comprehensive immigration reform which includes a pathway to citizenship, those who oppose it have dubbed him “Amnesty John.” “The 30 percent view [illegal immigration] as the compelling and only and most emotional issue to them,” McCain said. “They’re the ones who come to my town hall meetings and call me Amnesty John.” McCain was one of the “Gang of Eight” in the Senate to sponsor the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Bill, or S.744. The Senate passed the...
  • Photos Show Drugs Pouring Over Southern Arizona Border as Agent Resources are Overwhelmed

    07/08/2014 4:43:02 PM PDT · by lilyramone · 48 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 8, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Border Patrol agents working in Arizona, California and Texas continue to be overwhelmed as thousands of unaccompanied children from Central America flood into the United States illegally. As a result, thousands of Border Patrol agents have been pulled off of patrolling the border and into processing facilities where they are making meals, changing bed sheets and babysitting. "We have all of these juveniles so they're pulling agents out of the field to come in and babysit them basically," a source said last month. "They're cancelling some of our specialty details for our crews who go out and work the mountains,...
  • Brewer’s immigrant driver’s license policy blocked [9th Circus: you WILL issue to illegals]

    07/08/2014 5:10:03 AM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 7/8/2014 | JACQUES BILLEAUD
    Reyna Montoya is one of nearly 19,000 young immigrants in Arizona who have been allowed to stay in the U.S. under the Obama administration's deferred action policy, but the benefits of the program in the state have been limited. As Montoya applies for teaching jobs, she considers herself competitively disadvantaged because Arizona hasn't allowed her to get a driver's license as the federal policy allows. She was among those cheering a decision by a federal appeals court that on Monday ruled the state cannot deny driver's licenses to immigrants in the program. The three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court...
  • Appeals Court Rules Immigrant ‘Dreamers’ Can Get Driver’s Licenses

    07/07/2014 7:37:08 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 7, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    Appeals Court Rules Immigrant ‘Dreamers’ Can Get Driver’s Licenses A federal appeals court ruled Monday that young adult illegal immigrants whom President Obama has given tentative permission to be in the country — so-called “Dreamers” — are also entitled to driver’s licenses, and... By Stephen Dinan-The Washington Times A federal appeals court ruled Monday that young adult illegal immigrants whom President Obama has given tentative permission to be in the country — so-called “dreamers” — are also entitled to driver’s licenses and ordered Arizona to issue them. The ruling comes while the government is debating policy about a new wave...
  • Court rules 'dreamers' can get Arizona driver's licenses

    07/07/2014 2:23:53 PM PDT · by fifedom · 55 replies
    East Valley Tribune ^ | July 7, 2014 | Howard Fischer
    Calling the state policy motivated by animosity, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday ordered that “dreamers” who the federal government allow to work in this country also be issued Arizona driver's licenses,
  • New border risk: ISIS ties to Mexican drug lords

    07/07/2014 12:05:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    WND ^ | July 5, 2014 | Andrew J. Ireland
    Expert warns Middle East turmoil could sting U.S. WASHINGTON – A top U.S. Defense Department analyst under President Bush says ISIS, the Islamic jihadists creating a Muslim caliphate in Iraq and beyond, could use the Mexican border to infiltrate America, and it could happen “sooner rather than later.” At a time when thousands are crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally each day, the risks might never be higher, said Michael Maloof, now a senior staff writer for WND and expert on the Middle East. He said there are risks to the economy and the nation’s health. And he warned the Iraq...
  • Border Patrol Union Official Under Gag Order, Says No Agents Securing Border

    07/07/2014 8:45:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 7 Jul 2014 | Ian Hanchett
    California Border Patrol union representative Ron Zermeno told ABC 10 San Diego that he has been placed under a gag order in an attempt to avoid negative news about the state of the southern border from getting out to the public. Zermeno said that the order was designed to prevent him from saying that no agents will be securing the southern border.
  • In Efforts to Secure US-Mexico Border, Ariz. Native Americans Feel Caught in the Middle

    07/04/2014 4:03:47 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 7 replies
    In Southwest Arizona, where the U.S. and Mexico borders meet, the U.S. Border Patrol has made huge strides in capturing border crossers and seizing drugs from Mexican cartels, but there is one stretch of land along the border that has made life a daily hell for a tribe of Native Americans. The Tohono O'odham Nation, a Native American reservation about the size of Connecticut, is located in the Sonoran Desert, about 60 miles south of Tucson, Ariz., right on the U.S. border with Mexico. Here, there is no barbed-wire high fence, but open desert, with only a vehicle barrier meant...
  • California citizen militia units joining forces with Texas units to defend the border

    07/04/2014 3:25:57 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 318 replies
    July 4, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    Ok, this is just the germination of the plan. We have independent units from the Bolinas Border Patrol and the Central Valley Citizens militia joining forces with independent citizens militia units of Texas to defend our southern border in Texas, to protest Obama's lawless open borders policies and to rally support for Governor Perry to officially call out Guard units and Texas militia units at his disposal to defend the border!! Lawsuits will not cut it. The invasion is happening now. Action must be taken NOW!! FReepers, Patriots, Militia members: Prepare to answer the call!!
  • NM ranching family tells feds: ‘Don’t fence us out’

    07/03/2014 9:51:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 51 replies
    New Mexico Watchdog ^ | July 3, 2014 | Rob Nikolewski
    Last month, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed the meadow jumping mouse as an endangered species. Now, the U.S. Forest Service, which oversees the Santa Fe National Forest, is considering erecting a series of 8-foot high fences to protect the mouse’s habitat. The Luceros, members of the San Diego Cattleman’s Association and holders of grazing permits with the federal government, say the fences will lock out their cattle — as well as those of other permit holders — from ever returning to the meadow where the livestock graze for 20 days in the spring and up to 40 days...
  • Showdown over immigration: 'This is an invasion'

    07/03/2014 7:40:41 PM PDT · by blueplum · 94 replies
    CNN ^ | July 3, 2014 | Ed Payne, Michael Martinez and Holly Yan
    (CNN) -- The national controversy over a surge of Central American immigrants illegally crossing the U.S. border established a new battleground this week in a small Southern California town, where angry crowds stopped detained migrants from entering their community. The sentiment carried over to a raucous Wednesday night meeting at a Murrieta high school auditorium. Border Patrol and immigration officials got an earful. "This is an invasion," attendee Heidi Klute said before a full house. :snip: Local politicians appear to be in lockstep with their constituents. "It's a nationwide problem, and little ol' Murrieta has taken the lead," said Mayor...
  • Traitorous President Obama facilitates unconstitutional illegal alien invasion of the states!

    07/03/2014 2:56:30 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 187 replies
    Not only does he refuse to enforce the law, but he openly invites this flood of illegal aliens to illegally cross the border into America while forcing the border patrol to stand down, and he looks to his criminal regime to give them safe harbor. Now he wants to dump them on the states against the will of the people. This is high crimes and treason and he must be held accountable. Obama is the most unlawful president ever! Congress must impeach!! These are just this morning's headlines on the Drudge Report: VIDEO: Coyote smuggles illegals across on jet ski...Migrants...
  • Immigration reform is super popular. Here’s why Congress isn’t listening (MEGA BARFER)

    07/02/2014 9:00:17 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 4 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | July 2, 2014 | Scott Clement
    Politicians love to claim the American public is on their side, and President Obama is perhaps as fond as anyone of this tack. On Monday, he did it again, complaining that House Republicans are thwarting the public's will in pulling the plug on immigration legislation this year: That's what the Senate bill would fix if the House allowed it to go to a vote. Our country and our economy would be stronger today if House Republicans had allowed a simple yes-or-no vote on this bill or, for that matter, any bill. They'd be following the will of the majority of...
  • Protesters block buses with migrants in California

    07/01/2014 4:54:38 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 109 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1 Jul 2014 | AP
    MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) — Protesters have blocked buses carrying migrants from overcrowded facilities on the Texas border to a Southern California processing center. Several dozen protesters, some waving U.S. flags and signs denouncing illegal immigration, converged Tuesday outside the Border Patrol facility in Murrieta. The buses finally backed away from the facility. Their destination was not immediately known. The protesters are upset that 136 migrants — mainly families and children — were flown to San Diego from Texas on Tuesday. U.S. authorities are trying to deal with tens of thousands of immigrants, many of them unescorted children, who since October...
  • Gohmert: US Will Become ‘Third World Nation’ If Feds Don’t Enforce Immigration Laws

    07/01/2014 9:48:20 PM PDT · by kingattax · 13 replies
    CBSDC/AP ^ | July 1, 2014
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, warns that the United States will become a third world nation if the federal government does not enforce its immigration laws. Speaking to “The Sean Hannity Show,” the Republican lawmaker said the country will be destroyed if the U.S. continues to allow thousands of immigrants to cross the border illegally. “You’ve got to follow the law. You cannot bring hundreds of thousands of people in this country without destroying the country,” Gohmert told Hannity. “Then there’s no place that people can dream about coming.” Gohmert stated that it’s the government’s job to defend...
  • Arizona -- Front line of the Immigration Battle: Obama Turns America Into Giant Refugee Camp

    07/01/2014 7:57:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/01/2014 | Elise Cooper
    In pushing its immigration agenda, the Obama Administration has encouraged thousands of Central American families and unaccompanied children to come to the U.S. illegally The president and others in his administration have tried to spin this recent influx of immigrants as a humanitarian effort to help those fleeing violence, murders, and extortion from criminal gangs in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. Yet, how humanitarian is it to drop off numerous unaccompanied children at an Arizona warehouse, or release them into an unknown territory where they can possibly become the victims of predators? American Thinker interviewed Governor Jan Brewer (R-AZ) and...
  • Obama: I'll act on my own on immigration

    06/30/2014 1:06:17 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 72 replies
    Town Hall ^ | June 39 2014 | Town Hall
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — In the face of an unyielding Congress, President Barack Obama said Monday he will no longer wait for Republicans to act on immigration and will move on his own to make policy changes in what has been a top second-term priority of his presidency.</p>
  • Video Shows Officer Forcing Professor To Ground After Being Stopped For Jaywalking [LV]

    06/30/2014 2:17:27 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 122 replies
    Lasvegas.cbslocal.com ^ | June 30, 2014 8:43 AM | Staff
    TEMPE, Ariz. (CBS Las Vegas) - An Arizona State University English professor is claiming self-defense against a campus police officer who slammed her to the front of a police car last month. Dr. Ersula Ore was walking near campus when she was stopped by an officer while crossing College Avenue near Fifth Street. “The reason I’m talking to you right now is because you are walking in the middle of the street,” Officer Stewart Ferrin said in a video recording obtained by KTVK. “Let me see your ID or you will be arrested for failing to provide ID.” “Are you...
  • Obama to Seek Funds to Stem Border Crossings and Speed Deportations

    06/28/2014 5:56:01 PM PDT · by kristinn · 99 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Saturday, June 28, 2014 | Julia Preston
    President Obama will ask Congress to provide more than $2 billion in new funds to control the surge of illegal Central American migrants at the South Texas border, and to grant broader powers for immigration officials to speed deportations of children caught crossing without their parents, White House officials said on Saturday. Mr. Obama will send a letter on Monday to alert Congress that he will seek an emergency appropriation for rapidly expanding border enforcement actions and humanitarian assistance programs to cope with the influx, which includes record numbers of unaccompanied minors and adults bringing children. The officials gave only...
  • Special honors accorded late human intelligence officer

    06/28/2014 3:32:19 PM PDT · by SandRat
    FORT HUACUCA — Friday’s induction of the late Army Col. Kurush Bharucha-Reid into the Military Intelligence Corps of Hall of Fame was one of two special recognitions given to him. An award, established this year, recognizing honor graduates of the Human Intelligence Training Joint Center of Excellence has been established and the first five recipients have been named — Capt. Robert Hammond, Capt. Todd Miguel, 1st Lt. Janie D’Amato, Staff Sgt. Eric Hack and Spc. Mark Phelps — as winners of the Col. KB Reid HUMINT Award for the Special Operations Course and the Defense Advanced Tradecraft Course. Col. Kurush...
  • West Point captain named Weinstein winner. Widow of award namesake made honoray member to MI Corp

    06/28/2014 3:28:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    FORT HUACHUCA — At least it wasn’t a life-size replica of the sphinx, which sits out the Intelligence Center of Excellence headquarters building. Rather, it’s a small model which Capt. Chad R. Lorenz was presented at a Friday luncheon during the day’s Military Intelligence Hall of Fame events. He was named this year’s winner of the Lt. Gen. Sidney T. Weinstein Award, at which the general’s widow, Pauline, and several of their children and grandchildren attended. Earlier, the general’s widow had been inducted as an Honorary Member of the MI Corps. Speaking at the luncheon was retired Army Col.Daniel F....
  • Flyover marks command change for 111th. Monnard ends two years at fort, Wilkinson takes charge

    06/28/2014 3:24:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies
    FORT HUACHUCA — It was an unusual start to a change-of-command ceremony Friday morning when an Army RC-12 aircraft flew over Chaffee Parade Field to begin the ceremonial transfer of the leadership of the 111th Military Intelligence Brigade, as soldiers stood on the field. The twin-engine flying intelligence platform, on which pilots and crews train as part of the 111th’s mission, signified the hand-over of the brigade from Col. Mike Monnard to Col. Kevin Wilkinson. Saying it is “a time-honored tradition of passing the unit colors and recognizing the accomplishments of one commander and welcoming another,” Maj. Gen. Robert P....
  • Inductees join a 'Company of Heroes'. Ceremony adds eight to the Hall of Fame roll

    06/28/2014 3:19:29 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    FORT HUACHUCA — A special company of heroes was increased Friday with the induction of eight members to the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame. Looking out over the audience in Fitch Auditorium, Maj. Gen. Robert P. Ashley Jr., said present members of the MI Hall of Fame and those who were about to be inducted reminds him of the closing interview with Maj. Dick Winters in the “Band of Brothers” TV series, of about 45 seconds during which Winters recalls a question from a grandson. The question was whether Winters was a hero during World War II to which he...
  • American Security Contractors: Mexican Military Pushed Drug Mules Across U.S. Border

    06/27/2014 11:57:04 PM PDT · by paltz · 33 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 6/28/14 | Kerry Picket
    A group of American independent security contractors on the ground in Arizona witnessed smugglers and mules running for the American side of the border, when a Mexican military helicopter shot at U.S. border patrol agents. "They saw the smugglers and mules hastily moving ahead of the Mexican army crossing the river and moving quickly for cover on the US side. Then the helicopter flew in firing at near by border patrol. The smugglers and mules scattered,” Matthew Leber, spokesman for The American Patriots The Three Percent, an organization who helps solicit private donations for the team of former special ops,...
  • Sheriff Arpaio: “Close” to Finding Obama Birth Certificate Forger

    06/27/2014 8:57:24 PM PDT · by bkopto · 72 replies
    The New American ^ | June 26, 2014 | Selwyn Duke
    Yet perhaps even more shocking was a 45-second segment of the interview that has received scant attention: A claim by Arpaio that he’s close to discovering who forged Barack Obama’s birth certificate. His comments were made between 9:59 and 10:44 in the interview and began as an explanation of why he would not run for Arizona governor despite appeals to do so. Arpaio said, “I would have to resign; I’m not going to leave this office to somebody coming in when I have sensitive investigations going.” And then came the bombshell. Arpaio continued: “including the president’s birth certificate — I...
  • Public comment on fort reduction sought. Plan calls for 2,700 soldier, civilian cut

    06/27/2014 1:17:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — With a 60-day public comment period underway, the U.S. Army is looking for feedback on a plan that would cut 2,700 jobs at Fort Huachuca as part of an overall force restructuring that will bring troop levels down from more than 570,000 soldiers, to 420,000 by 2019. The revelation that 2,700 positions may be cut from the local post was first announced in March by Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley. “For Fort Huachuca the planning (reduction) numbers are 1,700 military and 1,000 civil service (positions). Again, it is not the (approved) number but part of the planning assessment...
  • Report: Mexican Military Chopper Crosses Into US, Shoots At Border Agents

    06/27/2014 8:05:10 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 127 replies
    Border Patrol agents in Arizona were reportedly fired upon by a Mexican military helicopter that traveled across the border. KVOA-TV reports that Mexican authorities were conducting a drug interdiction operation when the incident happened early Thursday morning on the Tohono O’odham Indian Nation. The Mexican chopper fired at the agents and then flew back into Mexico.
  • Gang of Eight Republican Admits: Amnesty Hopes Driving Border Deluge

    06/26/2014 2:44:18 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Caroline May
    The primary driver of the flood of unaccompanied minors across the southern border is the belief they will be allowed to stay and afforded legal status, according Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake. In an interview with USA Today Flake, a member of the bipartisan Gang of Eight that pushed immigration reform legislation through the Senate last year, explained that while there are factors like violence and poor economies acting to push Central Americans northward, there has been a “dramatic spike” that requires a remedy from President Obama. (SNIP) He added that while he does not believe House Majority Leader Eric...
  • Boehner Appoints Anti-Amnesty Hawk Matt Salmon to Immigration ‘Working Group’

    06/25/2014 7:03:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 25, 2014 | Caroline May
    “Let’s face it: I’ve been a thorn in leadership’s side,” says Arizona Republican Rep. Matt Salmon, sitting at his desk in the Rayburn House Office Building. Earlier that day, Salmon had just been named by Speaker John Boehner to a special “working group” on the crisis at the southern U.S. border, where tens of thousands of unaccompanied children are streaming into the country with hopes that President Obama will grant them amnesty. Salmon is the most conservative member of the new group, and his selection by Boehner is surprising, to say the least, given that the Arizonan has been a...
  • Murder Suspects, Sex Offenders, and MS-13 Gangster Caught at Texas Border

    06/24/2014 9:59:35 PM PDT · by RC one · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Jun 2014, 10:52 AM PDT | Brandon Darby
    MCALLEN, Texas—In one weekend, the U.S. Border Patrol prevented murder suspects, multiple sex offenders, and an MS-13 gang member from entering the interior of Texas after they illegally entered into the U.S. from Mexico. The arrests occurred in the Rio Grande Valley sector, ground zero of the current border crisis. The murder suspect was caught approximately 85 miles from the border in Texas, near the town of Falfurrias. He is a Guatemalan who is wanted for alleged murder in the State of Florida. Another of the arrests occurred near McAllen, Texas as a man from El Salvador who crossed the...
  • John Boehner forms group to address child migrant crisis

    06/24/2014 3:35:38 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | SEUNG MIN KIM
    Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday that he has appointed a “working group” of House Republicans tasked to respond to the border crisis involving the surge of unaccompanied minors trying to enter the United States illegally. (SNIP) Members of the working group include Republican Reps. John Carter of Texas, Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida, Bob Goodlatte of Virginia, Kay Granger of Texas, Michael McCaul of Texas, Steve Pearce of New Mexico and Matt Salmon of Arizona. Granger chairs the subcommittee that oversees funding for the State Department and foreign operations.
  • Birthday celebration set for Joint Interoperability Test Command

    06/24/2014 2:39:14 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Herald/Review
    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. - The Joint Interoperability Test Command hosts a birthday celebration 10-11 a.m., July 2, at its headquarters on the local post. JITC is celebrating more than 27 years of testing excellence at Fort Huachuca. Its history is built on the testing legacy of prior organizations such as the Tri-Service Tactical Communications Joint Test Element; the Joint Interface Test Center; and the Joint Tactical Command, Control and Communications Agency, all of which were involved in previous command and control testing on Fort Huachuca and Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. Twenty-five years ago on June 28, 1989, a ribbon-cutting ceremony...
  • Homeland Security Seeks Thousands Of Pairs Of Underwear For Detained Immigrants

    06/24/2014 9:25:07 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 66 replies
    houston.cbslocal.com ^ | June 24, 2014 10:05 AM | Staff
    El Paso, Texas (CBS HOUSTON) – The Department of Homeland Security is looking to fulfill an order for thousands of pairs of men’s underwear – with hundreds of the requested men’s briefs in the 5X and 6X-large sizes. A solicitation posted earlier this month by the Immigration & Customs Enforcement office seeks thousands of “White 100% Cotton Men’s Briefs” ranging from mediums to hundreds of 6X-large pairs of the underwear. ICE facilities have seen a recent influx of detained immigrants awaiting deportation, during which time, the detention facilities require such basic items for the detained aliens, Breitbart reported. The ICE...
  • Woman admits bilking WW II vet out of $2.6 million

    06/24/2014 2:36:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Tucson Daily Star ^ | 6/24/2014 | Patrick McNamara
    A woman accused of defrauding an elderly World War II veteran of more than $2.6 million confirmed everything police and prosecutors said about her crimes was true. “I took advantage of that man,” a tearful Donna Iman said at a mitigation hearing Monday in Pima County Superior Court. “I got greedy.” Iman pleaded guilty to fraudulent schemes and artifices in connection with defrauding 93-year-old Thomas Gerbing from 2010 to 2012. Testifying before Pima County Superior Court Judge Teresa Godoy, Tucson Police Detective Nicole Greene said Iman, 47, met the victim through the church they attended. As their friendship grew, Greene...
  • Finally! Republicans Get Their Own Carlos Danger In Arizona Schools Boss John Huppenthal

    06/23/2014 6:34:39 PM PDT · by Objective Scrutator · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/22/14 | Eric Owens
    Arizona schools superintendent John Huppenthal admitted earlier this week that he has been posting anonymously on a number of political blogs using a handful of pseudonyms. Some of the postings attributed to Huppenthal, a Republican, are inflammatory and impolitic. He called food stamp recipients “lazy pigs,” for example, and equated Margaret Sanger’s promotion of abortion for poor black people to the extermination of Jewish people by the Nazis, reports The Arizona Republic. He also blamed Franklin Roosevelt’s policies during the Great Depression for the rise of Adolf Hitler in Germany and suggested that Obama’s policies are similar to Roosevelt’s.
  • Glenn Beck: This is probably the hardest thing I have ever asked of you (For the children!)

    06/23/2014 6:08:51 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 208 replies
    Glenn Beck ^ | 6/23/14 | Glenn Beck
    Glenn and TheBlaze have been covering the growing crisis at the southern border for a number of weeks now. With the situation further deteriorating, Glenn came before his audience on Monday morning with an interesting ask. In fact, Glenn described what he was about to say as “the hardest thing” he has ever asked for. But as he shared troubling new information about the humanitarian crisis at the border, Glenn asked his listeners to consider donating to Mercury One. I’m not going to tell you who is giving me this information because things down at the border are extraordinarily difficult...
  • US mayors to use nature to fight climate change

    06/22/2014 3:23:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 6/22/14 | RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI - ap
    HOUSTON (AP) — Mayors from the GOP-dominated states of Texas and Arizona are calling on cities to use nature to fight the impacts of climate change, even while Republican governors and lawmakers repeatedly question the science that shows human-caused pollution contributes to global warming. As conservative governors criticize the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's new rules designed to cut greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, the mayors — many from cities already struggling with climate-change effects — are taking steps and spending money to stem the damage. Attendees of the U.S. Conference of Mayors will vote Monday on a resolution that...
  • Arizona's public school chief admits he anonymously blogged racist rants

    06/22/2014 6:40:20 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 11 replies
    Arizona's Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal this week admitted he was the author of a series of pseudonymous blog posts describing people who receive welfare as "lazy pigs." He also compared Planned Parenthood to Nazis, and said the organization is responsible for most abortions among Black people in America.
  • Grouse hits 400,000 Acres Out of Energy Production

    06/21/2014 8:19:33 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Colorado Observer. ^ | June 20, 2014 | Audrey Hudson
    The federal government’s decision to ban energy development across a wide swath of Colorado and eastern Utah to protect the Gunnison sage grouse habitat has raised concerns the action would inflict economic damage. Although the Obama administration was not expected to make its decision as to whether the bird warrants the endangered listing until November, the Bureau of Land Management’s decision this week effectively puts an oil, gas and coal moratorium on 400,000 acres – roughly 90 acres per bird. The final decision was “pushed back until after the election, because when people understand the impact on jobs, people get...
  • Arpaio endorses Horne's re-election campaign

    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has endorsed Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne's re-election campaign. The sheriff said Monday that he endorsed Horne because he's impressed with his record as attorney general, particular his efforts to confront illegal immigration. Horne faces former Arizona Department of Gaming director Mark Brnovich in the GOP primary.
  • A-10 backers win House vote to save plane

    06/20/2014 7:39:41 AM PDT · by SandRat · 33 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | David Wichner Arizona Daily Star
    The U.S. House on Thursday overwhelmingly adopted an amendment to the 2015 defense appropriation bill that would prohibit the Pentagon from spending any money to retire the A-10 Thunderbolt II jet — a mainstay of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. But the fate of the venerated “Warthog” close-air-support jet remains far from certain, as the Senate still must act, and the issue will likely be hammered out in conference committee. The amendment’s bipartisan adoption was a victory for Rep. Ron Barber, a Tucson Democrat, and other A-10 supporters, who were chagrined when the House Appropriations Committee left A-10 funding out of...