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  • Federal district court blocks Texas' sanctuary cities law

    08/30/2017 10:03:16 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 49 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 8-30-17 8:00 PM | James Barragán, Gromer Jeffers Jr.
    A federal district judge in San Antonio blocked significant portions of Texas' sanctuary cities ban Wednesday, two days before the law was set to go into effect — a significant blow to Gov. Greg Abbott, who said the state would appeal. In a 94-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia blocked provisions in the law that required local law enforcement departments to comply with federal requests to hold unauthorized immigrants in their custody. He also blocked a part of the law that said local departments couldn't implement policies that would "materially limit" the enforcement of immigration laws.
  • Federal judge blocks enforcement of Texas' 'sanctuary cities' law

    08/30/2017 9:53:13 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 30, 2017 | AP via Fox News
    A federal judge blocked enforcement of much of a “sanctuary cities” law in Texas on Wednesday night, just days before it was set to go into effect. U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia blocked portions of Senate Bill 4 (SB 4) requiring local law enforcement departments to comply with federal requests to hold unauthorized immigrants in custody. Also blocked: a provision that stopped local departments from implementing policies that would “materially limit” enforcement of immigration laws, the Dallas News reported.
  • Obama ‘Still Running the FBI,’ Says Lawyer After Agency Blocks Access To Clinton Records

    08/30/2017 4:57:55 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/29/17 | Neil Munro
    FBI officials are claiming a lack of public interest justifies their decision to keep Hilary Clinton’s very controversial archived records from being released to the public. “We have determined you have not sufficiently demonstrated that the public’s interest in disclosure outweighs personal privacy interests of the subject,” says the August 28 letter from David Hardy, the FBI’s record manager. “I’m just stunned. This is exactly what I would have expected had Mrs. Clinton won the election,” Clevenger told the Washington Times. “It looks like the [Barack] Obama Administration is still running the FBI,” Clevenger added. “It is incumbent upon the requester to provide documentation...
  • Barack Obama BLOCKS SUPPORT to Kurds to Fight ISIS

    07/02/2015 6:04:57 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 42 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/01/15 | Jim Hoft
    Evil has a friend… Barack Obama blocks support to the Kurds to fight the Islamic State. ** It’s bad enough that he pulled US troops from Iraq. ** It’s bad enough he created the vacuum that allowed ISIS to flourish. ** It’s bad enough he is unable to comprehend true evil. ** It’s bad enough he lacks the will and courage to battle evil. But now he won’t support the people who are battling ISIS on the ground. Telegraph UK reported: The United States has blocked attempts by its Middle East allies to fly heavy weapons directly to the Kurds...
  • Facebook blocks me for exposing the pro-abortion,pro-sodomy CNC

    12/03/2014 8:36:47 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 8 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | December 3, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    Cary Bogue, owner of the Facebook page entitled "Catholics and Protestants United Against Christian Discrimination, has said, "We all know Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is an avowed atheist, pro-abortion and a strong advocate for the LGBT." See here. Apparently so. Back in 2012, on the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, an exercise in judicial fabrication, I posted a photograph of an aborted [murdered] baby on Facebook. The photograph was immediately removed by Facebook and I received this notice: "One of Your Photos Was Removed. One of your photos was recently removed because it was found to violate Facebook policies....
  • Obama Reportedly Blocks Israel Missile Shipment

    08/14/2014 12:22:43 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 40 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 8-14-2014 | Ari Yashar
    A new report reveals that US President Barack Obama's administration stopped a shipment of missiles to Israel late last month and tightened weapons shipment procedures to Israel, as tensions between the two nations grow amid Operation Protective Edge. The report in the Wall Street Journal, released Wednesday night, cites US officials in Obama's administration, who say they discovered Israel had requested a large number of Hellfire missiles directly through military-to-military channels. An initial batch of the missiles was about to be shipped, according to sources in Israel and the US Congress. At that point, the Pentagon stepped in and put...
  • Flying Blind, Russia Blocks U.S. from Treaty-Approved Spy Flights

    04/17/2014 8:08:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/17/14 | : Bill Gertz
    The Russian government this week canceled a planned U.S. surveillance flight over Russian territory in a bid to limit spying on massed troops facing off against Ukraine and Eastern Europe, according to U.S. officials. The overflight mission was scheduled for April 14 to April 16 under the 1992 Open Skies Treaty, but Russia’s government notified the State Department 72 hours before the scheduled flight that it would not be permitted. The cancelation is unusual because the sole reason for putting off such treaty-approve surveillance is flight safety, such as bad weather. Until this week, the United States and other European...
  • US Senate Blocks Cop-Killer Apologist From DOJ Post… Reid Cries Racism!

    03/05/2014 10:40:30 AM PST · by Nachum · 54 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/5/14 | Jim Hoft
    Debo P. Adegbile was nominated by Obama to lead the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division.The US Senate filibustered President Obama’s pick to lead the Justice Department’s civil rights division. Seven Democrats joined Republicans in arguing against Debo P. Adegbile.The Washington Times reported: The Senate filibustered President Obama’s nominee to lead the Justice Department’s civil rights division, with seven Democrats joining Republicans Wednesday in arguing his past history defending a convicted cop-killer made him the wrong man for the job.The defeat of Debo P. Adegbile, who as a lawyer for the NAACP filed a brief arguing that former Black Panther Mumia...
  • Brooklyn group of black youths blocks white couple's car, bloody victims in racial attack: cops

    10/20/2013 8:29:45 AM PDT · by Nachum · 118 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/20/13 | Thomas Tracy AND Barry Paddock
    A group of 10 black youths — one of them a 12-year-old girl — surrounded a white couple's car in Brooklyn, viciously beating the husband and yanking the wife to the pavement by her hair as they peppered the two with racial slurs, authorities said. “Get those crackers!” some of them screamed, according to court papers. “Get that white whore!” The confrontation erupted about 7 p.m. Monday, as the marauding group crossed Avenue U at E. 58th St. near Kings Plaza Shopping Center in Mill Basin. Ronald Russo, 30, and his wife, Alanna, apparently had the green light and the...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz blocks confirmation of Tom Wheeler, nominee for FCC chairman

    10/17/2013 8:16:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/17/13 | Cecilia Kang
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) lost his battle against the new health-care law but he already has a new target in sight: the Federal Communications Commission. The tea party member late Wednesday blocked the confirmation of Tom Wheeler as chairman of the FCC, saying he wanted greater assurance from President Obama’s nominee that the agency wouldn’t require more funding disclosures for political TV ads. Cruz has said that such free speech should be protected. When asked about the issue in a June confirmation hearing, Wheeler demurred, saying he would study the issue.
  • Unknown Republican Blocks Bill That Will Require Search Warrant Before Police Access Emails

    08/04/2013 11:05:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/4/13 | Jim Hoft
    An unknown Republican Senator is blocking a bill that will require police to obtain a search warrant before accessing emails and online messages. The Hill reported: An anonymous Republican senator has delayed a vote on legislation that would require police to obtain a warrant before accessing emails and other online messages. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) pushed for a vote on the bill before Congress left for its August recess. He secured unanimous support from Democrats, but at least one Republican objected to the bill, according to a Democratic Senate aide. Leahy had hoped to fast-track the bill...
  • Reid Blocks Senate Vote on Border Security Amendment to Immigration Bill

    06/12/2013 4:34:53 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/12/2013 | Matthew Boyle
    On Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) blocked a vote on the border security amendment to the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill offered by Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA). Grassley was pushing for an up-or-down vote by the Senate on his amendment, which would have required the border to be secured for six full months before any legalization of illegal immigrants in America began. Reid objected to Grassley’s motion, effectively implementing a 60-vote threshold that completely blocked any attempt at a fair vote on the amendment. Grassley protested Reid’s plan, which the Senate Majority Leader...
  • Court rejects Texas redistricting maps (blocks TX voter ID law)[2 title changes at link]

    08/28/2012 1:47:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 106 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/28/12 | Drew Singer
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal court ruled on Tuesday that a controversial Texas voter identification law discriminates against black and Hispanic voters, effectively killing the law before it could take effect for the November 6 presidential election. The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued the ruling. ..
  • Senate blocks Barack Obama's school potato limit

    10/18/2011 5:34:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 1+ views
    BBC ^ | 10/18/11 | BBC News
    The US Senate has blocked a proposal by the Obama administration to limit potatoes in school lunches. The lawmakers also backed an amendment which bars putting any limits on serving other vegetables in US schools. The administration's proposal had envisaged that pupils would have no more than two servings a week of potatoes and other starchy vegetables. Government health officials say pupils should have more diverse diets, because they get enough potatoes already.
  • Obama Administration Blocks Release of Bush Administration Surveillance Policy Memos

    08/29/2011 3:51:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/29/11 | ap
    WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department is refusing to release legal memos the George W. Bush administration used to justify his warrantless surveillance program, one of the most contentious civil liberties issues during the Republican president's time in office.
  • Senate blocks Obama choice for No. 2 at Justice

    05/09/2011 5:44:26 PM PDT · by South40 · 20 replies
    Google (AP) ^ | May 8, 2011
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans on Monday blocked President Barack Obama's choice for the No. 2 job in the Justice Department and dampened talk that Osama bin Laden's death might usher in bipartisan cooperation on terrorism matters. The 50-40 vote, short of the Senate's required 60-vote threshold, sidelined Obama's monthslong drive to make official James M. Cole's position as deputy attorney general. ((snip)) Some saw the vote Monday, which Senate Democrats kept open for about 40 extra minutes, as an early sign of whether Republicans might give Obama the national security team he seeks. Only Sen. Dick Lugar, R-Ind., crossed...
  • US Senator blocks all Obama nominees amid tanker feud

    02/05/2010 10:47:01 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 7 replies · 722+ views
    AFP ^ | 2/5/2010 | Breitbart
    A US Senator has taken the extraordinary step of blocking more than 70 of US President Barack Obama's nominees amid a dispute over a lucrative US Air Force tanker deal, senate aides said Friday. Senator Richard Shelby, the top Republican on the Senate Banking Committee, placed a blanket "hold" in part because of the feud pitting Airbus parent EADS and its partner Northrop Grumman against Boeing, his office said. "Senator Shelby is holding all of the president's nominees pending on the Executive Calendar," a total of "70-plus" people, said a spokeswoman for Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Regan Lachapelle....
  • Naturally occurring lipid blocks RSV infection in lungs

    12/26/2009 8:25:43 AM PST · by neverdem · 7 replies · 641+ views
    Researchers at National Jewish Health have discovered that a naturally occurring lipid in the lung can prevent RSV infection and inhibit spread of the virus after an infection is established. RSV is the major cause of hospitalization for children in the first two years of life, and is increasingly recognized as a dangerous pathogen in adults with chronic lung diseases, the elderly, and immunocompromised individuals. Currently, there is no effective vaccine for the virus. The findings, published in the December 21, 2009, issue of The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, also help explain how the lipid, known as...
  • U.S. Blocks Oil Drilling at 60 Sites in Utah

    10/08/2009 10:41:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies · 1,610+ views
    NY Times ^ | 10/08/09 | JOHN M. BRODER
    WASHINGTON — The Department of the Interior has frozen oil and gas development on 60 of 77 contested drilling sites in Utah, saying the process of leasing the land was rushed and badly flawed. The 77 government-owned parcels, covering some 100,000 acres in eastern and southern Utah, were leased in the last weeks of the Bush administration. But the leases were immediately challenged by conservation groups, and in January a federal judge blocked drilling on the ground that the Interior Department had failed to follow its own procedures for reviewing the appropriateness of lands designated for oil and gas extraction.
  • Obama blocks sale of 6 AH-64D helicopters to Israel - approves 12 to Egypt

    06/01/2009 5:06:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 146 replies · 4,386+ views
    IMRA ^ | 6/1/2009 | staff
    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration has blocked Israel's request for advanced U.S.-origin attack helicopters. Government sources said the administration has held up Israel's request for the AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopter. The sources said the request was undergoing an interagency review to determine whether additional Longbow helicopters would threaten Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip.