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  • Pentagon notified Congress it has authorized the transfer of $1 billion for new wall construction

    03/25/2019 6:43:12 PM PDT · by Revel · 90 replies
    Ryan Saavedra- Twitter ^ | 3/25/19 | Ryan Saavedra
    The Pentagon has notified Congress that it has authorized the transfer of $1 billion to begin new wall construction along the US-Mexico border
  • House expected to fail to override Trump on border wall

    03/25/2019 8:30:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    WFXT-TV ^ | March 25, 2019 | Jamie Dupree
    Without enough votes from Republicans in the Congress, Democrats in the House are expected to fall short on Tuesday in their bid to override President Donald Trump's veto of a plan which would block his national emergency declaration from funneling billions of dollars from the Pentagon to construction of a wall along the southern border with Mexico. While both the House and Senate approved the plan to reverse the President's emergency declaration, neither chamber had enough votes for a veto override, which will allow Mr. Trump to move money around within military construction accounts in the Pentagon, shifting at least...
  • Coulter to Dems: Remind voters Trump 'hasn't kept any of his promises'

    03/25/2019 6:21:54 AM PDT · by be-baw · 177 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 25, 2019 | CHRIS MILLS RODRIGO
    Ann Coulter on Monday said Democrats should point out that President Trump "hasn’t kept any of his promises" in the wake of special counsel Robert Mueller's report that found no conspiracy between Trump and Russia in the 2016 election. Coulter, the conservative commentator who has feuded with Trump over his failure so far to build a wall on the Mexican border, urged Democrats to tell voters Trump had failed to meet his promises. "Hey liberals! Hot tip for you: You want to go after Trump? Point out he hasn’t kept any of his promises," Coulter wrote on Twitter. Democrats have...
  • Mexicans Are Stealing Border Wall Materials, Using Them For Home Security (Frito Banditos!)

    03/23/2019 7:24:54 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 24 replies
    Huffington Post / AP ^ | March 20, 2019 | Ryan Grenoble/Gregory Bull
    <p>Cars lined up to cross into the United States from Tijuana, Mexico, are seen through barriers topped with concertina wire at the San Ysidro port of entry. Thieves have been taking the wire and selling it in Tijuana for home security.</p>
  • Trump's border wall money may come at expense of schools for military kids

    03/20/2019 11:49:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Reuters ^ | 03/20/2019 | Mike Stone
    The U.S. Department of Defense is proposing to pay for President Donald Trump’s much-debated border wall by shifting funds away from projects that include $1.2 billion for schools, childcare centers and other facilities for military children, according to a list it has provided to lawmakers. The Pentagon gave Congress a list on Monday that included $12.8 billion of construction projects for which it said funds could be redirected. Around 10 percent of the list relates to educational establishments and includes school buildings for the children of service members in places like Germany, Japan, Kentucky and Puerto Rico. The move comes...
  • CNN’s Field Trip to Border to Speak with Latino Voters Takes a Turn for the Worse

    03/20/2019 11:37:09 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 21 replies
    Chicks on the Right ^ | 3/20/19 | Hannah Bleau
    Liberals are notorious for putting people in boxes and repeatedly shoving them back into them every time they try to think for themselves. Heck. Libs practically whip out the Duct tape. They’re gonna have to go bigger for this. Bring out the Flex Seal! CNN seemed shocked to find out that Latino voters support the border wall. “The U.S./Mexico border in south Texas dividing countries and Latino voters. You were born and raised in Texas, yes?” correspondent Miguel Marquez asked. The man said yes. “You live a mile from the wall.” Yes again. Here’s my favorite part: “You want it...
  • GOP senator disinvited to Republican event over vote against Trump's emergency declaration

    03/19/2019 10:14:18 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 18 Mar 19 | ZACK BUDRYK
    A Missouri county GOP committee disinvited Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) to a dinner event next month, citing his recent vote against President Trump’s emergency declaration to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Blunt joined 11 Senate Republicans, and all Democrats, in voting to block the declaration, prompting the Christian County Republican Central Committee to rescind his invitation to the local GOP’s Lincoln/Trump Day Dinner, scheduled for April 6 in Ozark. “I am so disappointed in you now that I can hardly speak,” Wanda Martens, the party committee’s events chairwoman, wrote in an email to Blunt’s office obtained by The...
  • 'We Truly Are in System Meltdown': DHS Sec'y Nielsen Says Congress Must Act on Border Crisis

    03/19/2019 8:26:51 PM PDT · by SJackson · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3-19-19
    'The president has made this a priority,' Nielsen says. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said the debate over President Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the southern border boils down to "pretty simple calculus." Twelve Senate Republicans joined the Democrats' effort last week to block Trump's emergency declaration, including the party's 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney. The resolution, which the president vetoed the following day, would have blocked Trump from seizing billions of dollars intended for other projects in order to pay for his long-promised border wall. "Did the president have authority to issue the emergency? He did. It's...
  • CNN Stunned to Find Pro-Trump Latinos: We Want ‘Longer and Taller’ Wall

    03/19/2019 5:15:19 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 19, 2019 | Tony Lee
    On Monday’s Erin Burnett OutFront, CNN’s Miguel Marquez noted that 34% of Latinos approved of Trump in a recent CNN poll. He said, as a puzzled Erin Burnett looked on, that though a majority of Latinos disapprove of Trump, there are plenty who live along the U.S.-Mexico border who support Trump, believe that there is a “national emergency” at the border, and would like to see the size of the border wall “doubled” or “tripled.” Rolando Rodriguez, who lives a mile from the border in McAllen, Texas, said he wants a 2,600-mile border wall that is “longer and taller.” When...
  • DHS on track to nab 100,000 illegals at border this month

    03/18/2019 8:53:48 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 18, 2019 | Stephen Dinan
    The government is on track to catch nearly 100,000 illegal immigrants at the border this month, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Monday, renewing the administration’s plea for Congress to do something. That number would be the worst in more than a decade, and it’s more troubling than the worst years because the migrants are children and families who despite being unauthorized, are almost impossible to deport. “The situation at our Southern Border has gone from a crisis, to a national emergency, to a near systemwide meltdown,” Ms. Nielsen said in delivering an update on the state of her department...
  • Dramatic video shows dozens of Central American migrants cutting through hole in CA border fence

    03/18/2019 4:37:32 AM PDT · by gattaca · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 15, 2019 | MAXINE SHEN
    FULL TITLE: Dramatic video shows dozens of Central American migrants cutting and shoving their way through a hole in a California border fence ....The migrants were seen cutting through the saltwater-corroded chain link fence They kicked the fence until a gap was big enough for people to squeeze through. The migrants rushed along the beach, past a single border patrol agent in a car. Authorities said all of the migrants were captured after a two-hour foot chase. The Central American migrants all claimed asylum after being caught.
  • New alternative to Trump's wall would create jobs, renewable energy, and increase border security

    03/16/2019 9:15:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 66 replies
    Big Think ^ | 11 March 2019 | Stephen Johnson
    “What should the U.S. do about The Wall?” is a question that’s destined to divide many Americans. But there’s one proposal for the U.S.-Mexico border that, at least in theory, seems agreeable to everyone. A consortium of 28 engineers and scientists has proposed that — instead of building a simple barrier along the approximately 2,000-mile border — the U.S. and Mexico could work together to build an industrial park along the divide that would include desalination facilities, solar energy panels, wind turbines and natural gas pipelines. The plan would not only provide the region with border security — considering it’d...
  • GoFundMe Veteran Is Still Building the Wall—and Has Raised Nearly $20 Million

    03/16/2019 1:43:27 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 16, 2019 | Bryan Preston
    Brian Kolfage Rumors of We Build the Wall’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. In fact, you can go to its GoFundMe page yourself, right now, and see that the group has collected a little over $20 million. This is despite a sustained media barrage claiming GoFundMe was going belly-up and refunding every donation — more than 300,000 — that had been sent into the wall-building effort. It’s also despite a sustained online pounding on founder Brian Kolfage’s past and character from the likes of BuzzFeed — the people largely responsible for clickbait listicles — and the Daily Beast. Brian...
  • AG Barr Defends Trump in Oval Office “Your Declaration of Border Emergency is CLEARLY AUTHORIZED”

    03/15/2019 2:45:08 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 102 replies ^ | 3/15/19 | Jim Hoft
    On Friday Attorney General Bill Barr sided with President Trump. Barr said the president “absolutely has the right to declare a national emergency on the southern border there. He says the veto is the right thing to do. And the declaration will hold up in a court of law. AG Bill Barr: Mr. President your declaration of an emergency on the southern border was clearly authorized under the law and consistent with past precedent… The humanitarian and security crisis that we currently have right now on the border is exactly the type of emergency that presidents are permitted to address....
  • The Latest: Pelosi says Trump defying Constitution with veto

    03/15/2019 2:51:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | March 15, 2019 | The Associated Press
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says President Donald Trump's veto of legislation blocking the national emergency he's declared at the Mexican border shows he's defying "the Constitution, the Congress and the will of the American people." The California Democrat says the House will vote March 26 on overriding Trump's veto. The chamber seems certain to fall short of the two-thirds majority needed to succeed. That means his emergency declaration would survive, but it still faces several legal challenges....
  • Border wall construction for DHS - a mile a day!

    03/13/2019 3:04:42 PM PDT · by Dana1960 · 42 replies
    DC Examiner ^ | 3/13/19 | Anna Giaritelli
    Officials from the @realDonaldTrump administration are here watching as Fisher Industries workers demonstrate how they would install the 30-foot steel bollard border wall
  • GOP senators introduce bill to rein in president's emergency powers

    03/12/2019 4:15:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 91 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 12, 2019 | Jordain Carney
    More than a dozen Republican senators introduced legislation on Tuesday that would make it easier for Congress to terminate future national emergency declarations, days before the chamber will vote on President Trump's. The legislation, spearheaded by Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), would require that Congress pass a resolution extending an emergency declaration after 30 days for it to continue, otherwise it would be terminated. “If Congress is troubled by recent emergency declarations made pursuant to the National Emergencies Act, they only have themselves to blame. Congress gave these legislative powers away in 1976 and it is far past time that we...
  • History Of Hispanic Socialism In South America (No Wonder They Are Dying To Escape)

    03/12/2019 3:42:33 PM PDT · by Richard William I · 4 replies
    RichardWilliamz.Blogspot.Com ^ | 03/12/2019 | Richard Williamz
  • Measles Is Making a Comeback. Here’s How to Stop It.

    03/11/2019 6:43:44 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 55 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 11, 2019 | The Editorial Board
    Measles, a virus that invades the nose and throat, causing fever, cough and phlegm, is one of the most contagious pathogens on the planet. Before 1963, it infected some four million people every year in the United States alone. Nearly 50,000 of them would land in the hospital with complications like severe diarrhea, pneumonia and brain inflammation that sometimes resulted in lifelong disability. Of the 500 or so patients who died from these complications each year, most were children younger than 5. Until recently, those numbers were a matter of history. The measles vaccine, which was introduced to the United...
  • Trump says he doesn't want immigrants on welfare entering the country

    03/11/2019 5:38:00 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 11, 2019
    President Trump said Monday that he's opposed to allowing immigrants into the U.S. who are dependent on welfare, citing the country's already extensive financial commitments. "I don’t want to have anyone coming in that’s on welfare,” Trump told Breitbart News in an Oval Office interview. “We have a problem, because we have politicians that are not strong, or they have bad intentions, or they want to get votes, because they think if they come in they’re going to vote Democrat, you know, for the most part," he added.