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  • Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI): Only Cared About Family Separation On “Case By Case” Basis Under Obama

    06/21/2018 6:42:00 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 7 replies
    Video: On CNN, Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin admits that during the Obama administration, she did not criticize Obama about detentions at the border despite now criticizing President Trump for them. (click link below for video)
  • Deportation Separated Thousands Of U.S.-Born Children From Parents In 2013

    06/19/2018 4:06:52 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 23 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 6/25/2014 | Elise Foley
    WASHINGTON — Immigration and Customs Enforcement last year carried out more than 72,000 deportations of parents who said they had U.S.-born children, according to reports to Congress obtained Wednesday by The Huffington Post. The reports were sent by ICE in April to the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee, as required by law. ICE confirmed the authenticity of the two reports, which lay out 72,410 removals of immigrants who said they had one or more U.S.-born children in 2013. The reports show that even parents of U.S. citizens are among the hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants being...
  • The Democratic Precedent [separating families]

    06/18/2018 10:39:08 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 6 replies
    Jacobin Magazine ^ | 05.28.2018 | BRANKO MARCETIC
    Democrats would like you to think he came up with it on his own, but Trump’s separation of migrant families is a cruel twist on an Obama-era practice. ... The whole episode perfectly illustrates how immigration — or the government’s mistreatment of migrants, to be specific — has of late turned into a game of political hot potato, not helped by the fact that it’s an incredibly confusing issue. The nearly 1,500 missing children were widely conflated with Trump’s family-separation policy, for instance, but those kids were actually minors who crossed the border by themselves. There’s also the recent ACLU...
  • Orphaned by deportation: the crisis of American children left behind (2014 article)

    06/18/2018 10:25:00 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 11 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 15 Oct 2014 | Lauren Gambino
    Ten-year-old Andrés Jiménez was looking forward to the end of summer. Not because he was particularly eager to return to school, but because the end of summer was meant to be the president’s deadline for taking action on immigration. But Obama’s deadline came and went, and with it Andrés’s hopes of reuniting his family after his father was wrenched from his life three years ago. Andrés was seven when his father, after whom he is named, was stopped for driving with an expired licence plate, an event that would unravel the life his parents had worked so hard to build....
  • FLASHBACK: Mexican kids held for months as punishment for border-crossing (2015 article)

    06/16/2018 1:14:21 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 11, 2015 | Joshua Partlow
    LAREDO, Tex. — Last spring, as Central American children flooded into Texas in a way he had never seen in his three-decade career, Border Patrol agent Robert Harris decided to experiment. His intelligence analysts estimated that 78 percent of the guides smuggling other migrants were Mexicans younger than 18 — teenagers often hired or conscripted by drug cartels that knew they would not be prosecuted if caught — and he wanted to attack this loophole. “Why don’t we remove these juveniles from the smuggling cycle?” Harris, the outgoing commander of the Laredo sector of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, recalled...
  • Star Wars Author Paul Kemp Thinks Certain Star Wars Fans Are “Detestable”

    06/16/2018 9:41:14 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 52 replies
    Bounding Into Comics ^ | June 14, 2018 | John F. Trent
    After Star Wars author Chuck Wendig called Star Wars fans white supremacists and The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson referred to them as manbabies, Star Wars author Paul Kemp believes certain Star Wars fans are “detestable.” Kemp has written a number of Star Wars novels including Lords of the Sith, Star Wars: The Old Republic – Deceived, Crosscurrent, Riptide, and more. Over the weekend, Kemp decided to attack certain Star Wars fans calling them “detestable human being[s]” if they use the terms “forced diversity, SJW, or politically correct, or whatnot.” Paul S. Kemp ✔ @Paulskemp 11 Jun Since I follow...
  • Star Wars Has a White Male Fandom Problem (Barf Alert)

    06/09/2018 8:14:41 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 39 replies
    SyFy Wire ^ | 6/6/2018 | Kayleigh Donaldson
    Kelly Marie Tran, who plays Rose Tico in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, has deleted all of the images from her Instagram account. This presumably came after an extended period of harassment and abuse the actress received from so-called Star Wars fans, particularly those who hated The Last Jedi and her character. Two years prior, Daisy Ridley also deleted her Instagram page following harassment she received after expressing sentiments in favor of gun control. One angry commenter replied with, “Just shut up, Ridley, and make another Star Wars movie.” For the past six months or so, the director of The...
  • [Michigan] Many Republican voters still undecided on GOP U.S. Senate primary

    06/09/2018 9:12:56 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 49 replies
    WZZM ^ | 6/6/2018 | David Bailey
    A narrator in the ad says: "John James is no conservative" and "James is a phony conservative". ... LANSING, Mich. (WZZM) - Recent polling done by a consultant favoring Republican U.S. Senate candidate Sandy Pensler still shows more than a third of all Republican primary voters are undecided who they want to go on to face Democrat Sen. Debbie Stabenow in the November election. Pensler, a businessman from Grosse Pointe, and John James, a former Army captain and West Point graduate who lives in Farmington Hills are the only two candidates on the August 7, 2018 ballot. ... In recent...
  • Undies and the University: A Cornell student presents her senior thesis in her underwear.

    06/02/2018 9:41:14 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 54 replies
    National Review ^ | May 15, 2018 | Dennis Prager
    The most remarkable thing about the subtitle of this column, “A Cornell student presents her senior thesis in her underwear,” is that not one reader will think it’s a joke. That, my friends, is further proof of the low esteem in which most Americans hold our universities. The Left has rendered our universities, in the description of Harvard professor Steven Pinker, a laughingstock. As reported in the Cornell Daily Sun and then around the world, this is what actually happened last week at Cornell University, one of our “Ivy League” universities: Letitia Chai, a Cornell senior, presented a trial run...
  • Amy McGrath soars to victory over Jim Gray in Kentucky. Battle with Andy Barr is next.

    05/22/2018 9:34:00 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 22 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | 5/22/2018 | DANIEL DESROCHERS, LESLEY CLARK AND JOHN CHEVES
    RICHMOND Former fighter pilot Amy McGrath surged to victory over Lexington Mayor Jim Gray Tuesday in the Democratic primary for Kentucky's 6th Congressional District, setting up a November election that will attract national money and attention as Democrats try to make Kentucky part of a possible blue wave in 2018. "Can you believe this?" McGrath asked the crowd at her victory party in Richmond. "What happened tonight was amazing. I couldn't be more humbled and more honored to be standing here tonight as your nominee." She is a candidate who fits the Democratic moment. The former fighter pilot — the...
  • Man denied marriage license by Kim Davis loses primary bid, will not face her in fall

    05/22/2018 9:29:47 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 8 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | 5/22/2018 | Will Wright
    MOREHEAD Despite raising more than $200,000 for his Rowan County Clerk campaign, David Ermold, the man who was denied a marriage license by current county clerk Kim Davis, lost the Democratic primary by more than 1,000 votes Tuesday evening. The victor, Elwood Caudill, Jr., a 20-year employee of the county's Property Valuation Administrator office and fourth generation Rowan County resident, got 54 percent of the vote to Ermold's 25 percent. Some Rowan County residents, including Caudill, had predicted a much tighter race. "I didn't know which way it was going to go," Caudill said Tuesday evening. "I just ran the...
  • Teacher narrowly upsets Kentucky House GOP leader. A sign of things to come?

    05/22/2018 9:25:40 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 21 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | May 22, 2018 | JACK BRAMMER AND BILL ESTEP
    As upset teachers across Kentucky Tuesday tried to flex their political muscle, Rockcastle County High School math teacher R. Travis Brenda narrowly defeated House Majority Floor Leader Jonathan Shell of Garrard County in one of the most-watched races for the state House, according to unofficial results. Brenda tried in the Republican primary election for the 71st House District seat to capitalize on teacher anger against legislators who backed a controversial pension bill in this year's law-making session. It was Brenda's first bid for public office. ... Brenda, 43, was not a member of the Kentucky Education Association, which tends to...
  • Kentucky's 2018 primary was one for the history books

    05/22/2018 9:19:54 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 2 replies
    WLKY-TV ^ | 5/22/2018
    Angela Leet is the first female nominee for mayor in Louisville's history. Leet defeated Bob DeVore in the Republican primary. ...She'll face incumbent Democratic Mayor Greg Fischer in November. ... A high school math teacher defeated the House majority floor leader of the Kentucky House of Representatives in an election that comes following a wave of education protests at state Capitols. Travis Brenda narrowly defeated state Rep. Jonathan Shell on Tuesday to win the Republican nomination for House District 71. Two years ago, Shell was credited with helping orchestrate the first GOP takeover of the state House of Representatives in...
  • SJW Star Wars - Solo Writer Mocks Fans, Admits Identity Politics Agenda

    05/20/2018 8:33:07 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 55 replies
    Geeks and Gamers via YouTube ^ | 5/19/2018 | Jeremy - Geeks and Gamers
    SJW Star Wars - Solo Writer Mocks Fans, Admits Identity Politics Agenda
  • Army Combat Vet John James Releases First Ad For His Michigan US Senate Campaign

    05/14/2018 6:47:44 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/4/2018 | Henry Rogers
    ...James’ name has continued to gain national attention after receiving a long list of endorsements for his efforts to defeat Michigan Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow, including National Security Adviser John Bolton, who endorsed James days before President Donald Trump appointed him to serve. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: John Bolton Endorses Michigan Army Veteran For US Senate) The Bolton endorsement came the same day the American Conservative Union, hosts of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) endorsed James. The GOP candidate was also endorsed by the Senate Conservatives Fund in late January. The former Navy SEAL involved in the raid that killed...
  • National Right to Life Endorses John James For US Senate

    05/12/2018 8:20:38 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 11 replies
    John James for Senate ^ | 5/8/2018 | Ted Goodman
    Livonia, MI—The John James for U.S. Senate campaign announced the endorsement of the National Right to Life, a leading advocacy group for the fight to protect the unborn. “This endorsement reflects your commitment to strengthening a culture of life throughout the nation and in the U.S. Senate,” National Right to Life said in a statement. “We look forward to working with you to protect the most vulnerable members of the human family – unborn children and medically dependent or disabled persons, whose lives are threatened by abortion or euthanasia.” “I’m honored to receive the endorsement of National Right to Life...
  • [MI]Republican Senate Candidate Questions Trump’s Wealth, Says He Speaks Like A Fourth Grader

    04/21/2018 11:26:42 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 63 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/20/2018 | HENRY RODGERS
    Michigan Republican Senate candidate Sandy Pensler trashed President Donald Trump at a meet and greet with Republican Party activists in early 2018, as seen in a video obtained exclusively by The Daily Caller News Foundation. In the video Pensler is seen describing a business deal with Trump that went bad, at Roadside B&G restaurant in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. The GOP candidate questioned Trump’s wealth and claimed Trump tried to buy the Mets baseball team from him, but did not have the money. Pensler also criticized the way Trump speaks, saying he spoke at a “fourth grade level.”
  • Michigan Republican John James aims to defeat Stabenow for Senate seat

    04/21/2018 11:19:34 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 23 replies
    NBC 25 News ^ | 4/12/2018 | Jason Lorenz
    SAGINAW, Mich. – Michigan Republican John James is officially in the senate primary race. Today he filed petition signatures to qualify. Afterwards, James toured general machine services in Saginaw. That's a manufacturing business. The West Point graduate and army combat veteran operates a family business. He believes that experience will help him lead the state saying he has a passion for service. “It’s the same reason I came back to Michigan when there’s area of home that look worse than the combat zone I’m flying in. It’s the same reason I’m going to Washington now to fight four our condition,...
  • School districts across the state close as teachers call-in after pension bill passes

    03/31/2018 10:12:29 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 30 replies
    Spectrum News ^ | 3/31/2018 | Nick Storm
    One-by-one school districts across central Kentucky announced their closure the day before spring break, as Republicans in the House and Senate rammed through a mystery pension reform bill. The 291 page bill was not made public, and was inserted into a waste-sewage piece of legislation on Thursday, and then sent though the lower and upper chambers with Republicans carrying the bill. Fayette County schools was among the first to announce a closure on Thursday night, as more than a thousand teachers called in sick from work and there were not enough substitutes to cover the absences. “All Fayette County Public...
  • Attorney General Beshear vows to sue over pension reform bill

    03/31/2018 10:08:36 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 16 replies
    Spectrum News ^ | 3/30/2018 | Michon Lindstrom
    FRANKFORT- Attorney General Andy Beshear, D-Kentucky, says he will sue if Governor Bevin signs the newly passed pension reform bill. Republican members of the General Assembly passed a surprise pension bill Thursday. Senate Bill 151 , originally a bill dealing with wastewater, served as the vehicle for a revised version of Senate Bill 1. Beshear took to Twitter to announce his intentions to sue over the rushed bill. Beshear took issue with the manner in which the majority party rushed the bill through committee. “They didn’t allow any public comment or testimony, they refused to hear from you. They plopped...