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  • Jet owned by Elvis to be auctioned after sitting 30 years

    05/22/2017 10:31:11 AM PDT · by deport · 55 replies
    The Eagle ^ | May 22, 2017 | AP
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley is set to be auctioned after sitting on a runway in New Mexico for 30 years. Elvis designed the interior that has gold-ton woodwork, red velvet seats and red shag carpet. But the red 1962 Lockheed Jetstar has no engine and needs a restoration of its cockpit. says the 1962 red Lockheed JetStar was owned by Elvis and his father, Vernon Presley. end snip
  • Sanctuary city bans could spread to other states after Texas law signed

    05/08/2017 2:25:10 PM PDT · by deport · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-8-2017 | Brooke Singman
    A new Texas law cracking down on ‘sanctuary cities’ could inspire other states to take a similar approach, even as the changes spur strong opposition from local Texas officials. Republican Gov. Greg Abbott signed SB-4 into law in a Facebook Live event Sunday evening, effectively banning sanctuary city policies in Texas and giving law enforcement officers the right to ask the immigration status of anyone they stop. Under the law, officers who fail to comply, or cooperate, with federal immigration agents could face jail time and fines reaching $25,000 per day. “I was proud last night to sign this...
  • 90-year-old veteran set to graduate college

    05/05/2017 3:07:00 PM PDT · by deport · 8 replies
    Beaumont Enterprise ^ | May 5, 2017 | Savannah Levins
    90-year-old veteran set to graduate college CHARLOTTE, NC -- A 90-year-old World War II veteran who lives in Charlotte is about to graduate college for the very first time. Robert Winters has been taking classes at Central Piedmont Community College for years, and has now finally reached his dream of earning his diploma. “This has been a long time coming,” Robert said. “I dropped out of high school -- World War II -- to join the Navy.” He spent the next 25 years serving the United States, in World War II, Korea and Vietnam wars ........A man who crossed the...
  • 522 'johns' and 'pimps' arrested in Super Bowl sex trafficking sting

    02/11/2017 11:57:16 AM PST · by deport · 28 replies ^ | 2-11-2017 | William Steakin,
    During Super Bowl weekend 522 would-be sex buyers or sex traffickers were arrested across the United States. The arrests follow a massive sting operation involving 23 law enforcement agencies in 14 states taking part in the National Johns Suppression Initiative. The program started three weeks ago and culminated on Super Bowl Sunday. "Sex trafficking continues to destroy countless lives, and this broad national movement should send a strong message to prospective johns that their 'hobby' is much more than a 'victimless' crime," said Illinois Sheriff Thomas J. Dart in a press release. "It's particularly meaningful that this sting culminated on...
  • List of United States presidential electors, 2016

    12/18/2016 3:31:46 PM PST · by deport · 36 replies
    Wikipedia ^ | Wikipedia
    Click the following link to see the listing by state of the 2016 Electoral College Electors,_2016 Accuracy I don't know but I did notice one of the Texas Electors has supposedly resigned is on the list.
  • RNC Rules Committee Set to Take Center Stage in Cleveland

    07/12/2016 6:45:14 PM PDT · by deport · 21 replies
    NBC News ^ | 7-12-2016 | Alexandra Jaffe
    CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Republican National Committee's rules will take center-stage this week as anti-Donald Trump forces clash with establishment actors in an effort to open up the convention to another candidate. But while GOP committee members will open discussion on the rules on Tuesday afternoon, the real action won't come until later this week. That's because the RNC's Standing Rules Committee, which is made up of elected RNC members from every state and meets Tuesday afternoon during the RNC's Summer Meeting in Cleveland, has little bearing on what the Convention Rules Committee ultimately decides. They pass a slate of...
  • Tragic 2013 explosion at Texas fertilizer plant determined to have been caused by arson

    05/11/2016 10:52:25 AM PDT · by deport · 39 replies
    The Week ^ | 5-11-2016
    A 2013 Texas fertilizer plant explosion that wounded 200 and killed 15 — 12 of whom were first responders — was caused by an act of arson, investigators announced Wednesday. The State Fire Marshals deemed the April 2013 fire a "criminal act" and said it was intentional. No arrests have been made, although officials said they were on "the right track." The fire was ruled incendiary after authorities conducted over 400 interviews.The night of the explosion, a fire had broken out at the West Fertilizer Co. in the town of West, Texas. Twenty minutes later, the plant exploded with such...
  • Can Senate Democrats Force A Vote On Obama's Supreme Court Nominee?

    02/16/2016 2:41:02 PM PST · by deport · 32 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 2-16-2016 | Sean Davis
    After the death of 79-year-old Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was reported last Saturday, Senate Republicans stated that they would not vote to confirm any replacement for Scalia until after the 2016 presidential election. The U.S. Constitution gives the U.S. Senate sole authority to determine whether nominees should be confirmed. In announcing their plans to leave Scalia’s seat vacant for the remainder of 2016, Senate Republicans followed the precedent set by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), who vowed in 2007 to block any and all Supreme Court nominations by President George W. Bush should any vacancies arise. The right of...
  • Cruz Rips Trump For 'Springing Out of Bed to Tweet'

    01/16/2016 1:23:43 PM PST · by deport · 74 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1-16-16 | Vaughn Hillyard
    FORT MILL, South Carolina - Ted Cruz drew the clearest distinctions in the campaign yet between Donald Trump and himself Saturday morning, questioning the frontrunner's past stance on abortion and gay marriage. "I would note that Donald's record does not match what he says as a candidate," Cruz said before a campaign stop in Fort Mill, South Carolina.
  • CNN sets 'Dec. 15' debate criteria using Iowa, New Hampshire polls

    11/21/2015 8:35:59 AM PST · by deport · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | | 11/20/15 | Hadas Gold
    Candidates can qualify for the debate through one of three ways: polling averages nationally, in Iowa, and in New Hampshire. While every previous debate has only used national polling, candidates who average at least 4 percent in either Iowa or New Hampshire polls will make the stage in Las Vegas, according to the standards CNN released Friday. Candidates who average at least 3.5 percent in national polls between Oct. 29 and Dec. 13 will also qualify. ........ CNN, which is hosting the debate alongside Facebook and Salem Media, also announced that anchor Wolf Blitzer would be the moderator at...
  • Kim Davis, Kentucky clerk opposed to gay marriage, appeals contempt order that jailed her

    11/03/2015 4:17:25 PM PST · by deport · 15 replies
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky clerk Kim Davis has asked a federal appeals court to scrap a series of unfavorable rulings issued by the district judge who sent her to jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. In a 126-page filing with the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals late Monday, Davis' attorneys called U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning's order that Davis license same-sex marriage a "rush to judgment" that trampled the clerk's religious liberty. Read more: CLICK,
  • Donald Trump returns to Fox News after flap

    08/11/2015 9:54:21 AM PDT · by deport · 33 replies
    Yahoo News - AP ^ | Aug. 11, 2015 | JILL COLVIN
    Donald Trump returned to Fox News Tuesday morning for the first time since attacking the network's Megyn Kelly in the wake of her tough questioning of the GOP candidate for president during the party's first debate. But he made no mention of Kelly or her questions during his brief phone interview with "Fox & Friends" host Steve Doocy, making only passing reference to his brouhaha with the network, saying that they'd "always been friends."
  • Suspect charged with capital murder after 8 found dead in home --- Houston, Tx area

    08/09/2015 12:45:23 PM PDT · by deport · 34 replies
    KHOU ^ | August 9, 2015 | KHOU Staff
    HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – David Conley told Harris County Sheriff’s investigators that he broke into his former home and killed eight people, according to a Harris County prosecutor. During probably cause court Sunday, a prosecutor recounted Conley's statement to investigators that he broke in through an open window after the woman he formerly lived with, Valerie Jackson, changed the locks on the doors. The prosecutor went on to say Conley then told investigators that he restrained eight people inside, including Jackson and a 6-year-old boy, and shot them in the back of the head. Doctors at the scene of...
  • Kasich plans to announce GOP 2016 presidential bid July 21

    06/29/2015 5:35:29 AM PDT · by deport · 30 replies
    AOL - AP ^ | Jun 29th 2015 | STEVE PEOPLES and JULIE CARR SMYTH
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who's spent the year testing his scrappy political style and pragmatic policy positions around the country, plans to formally enter the 2016 presidential race July 21. The two-term governor, who leads one of the nation's premier swing states, is expected to formally join the crowded Republican primary field at an announcement set for Ohio State University, according to senior advisers. end snip
  • This man is not a “moderate”: Why Jeb Bush is more conservative than you think

    02/23/2015 6:56:19 AM PST · by deport · 75 replies
    Salon ^ | Feb. 23, 2015 | Elias Isquith
    According to the dominant media narrative, Jeb Bush runs to the center. But history tells a different story Election Day 2016 is just a bit less than two years away, so you’ve got more than enough time to prepare. But if you’re not numb to it already, get used to this phrase, because you’re going to hear it constantly in the weeks and months to come: “Jeb Bush, the moderate former governor of Florida…” In terms of convenient but factually dubious crutches that will be leaned on constantly by the horse-race media, the “Bush-the-moderate” narrative is poised to blow its...
  • Jury seated for trial of 'American Sniper' Chris Kyle's alleged killer

    02/10/2015 2:00:17 PM PST · by deport · 15 replies
    Fox News - AP ^ | February 10, 2015
    STEPHENVILLE, Texas – A jury was seated Monday in the trial of a man charged with killing the former Navy SEAL depicted in the Oscar-nominated movie "American Sniper," with the judge estimating no more than two dozen people were dismissed from service because of publicity about the case. Ten women and two men will serve as jurors for Eddie Ray Routh's trial, which starts Wednesday with opening statements. Routh, a former Marine, is charged with capital murder in the deaths of 38-year-old Chris Kyle and Kyle's friend, 35-year-old Chad Littlefield. Kyle and Littlefield were trying to help Routh when...
  • At a glance: Where the GOP contenders stand in the 2016 race

    01/31/2015 10:26:19 AM PST · by deport · 8 replies
    Washington Post -- AP ^ | Jan. 31, 2015 | AP
    WASHINGTON — Technically, no big-name Republican has formally declared his candidacy for president in 2016. There are as many as two dozen others still in the mix, ranging from those who are just talking about it to others with what amounts to campaigns-in-waiting. Here’s where they stand in the off-and-running race for campaign cash. Click the link to see the list......
  • New Orleans mayor: Do-over in bungled rape cases (Mitch Landrieu)

    11/18/2014 3:40:53 PM PST · by deport · 5 replies
    AOL - AP ^ | Nov 18th 2014 | CAIN BURDEAU
    Nov 18th 2014 5:58PM New Orleans mayor: Do-over in bungled rape cases Mayor Mitch Landrieu said Tuesday that a special team of police officers would reopen hundreds of mishandled cases uncovered by a city inspector general's audit that was released last week. The report charged five detectives failed to do substantial investigation of more than 1,000 sex crimes and child abuse cases.
  • Halliburton buying Baker Hughes in $34.6B deal

    11/17/2014 7:53:25 AM PST · by deport · 40 replies
    Beaumont Enterprise/AP ^ | 11-17-2014 | JONATHAN FAHEY
    In a deal that shows just how quickly falling prices can upend the energy industry, Halliburton is buying rival oilfield services company Baker Hughes in a cash-and-stock deal worth $34.6 billion.
  • Iowa Senate Debate -- Bralely v Ernst CSPAN Live 6pm EST

    09/28/2014 3:03:36 PM PDT · by deport · 16 replies
    CSPAN | 9-28-2014
    CSPAN is carrying live a debate between Braley & Ernst candidates for Senator from Iowa. 6pm EST for 1 hour.