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  • Illegal immigrants, who dodged California ICE raid after Dem mayor's tip-off, re-arrested ...

    03/21/2018 3:15:28 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 21, 2018 | Adam Shaw
    Complete Headline: Illegal immigrants, who dodged California ICE raid after Dem mayor's tip-off, re-arrested for new crimes Three illegal immigrants, who avoided capture after Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf blew the whistle on a raid by federal immigration authorities last month, have since been re-arrested for new crimes including robbery and spousal abuse, ICE officials said. [Snip] On Tuesday, officials said that at least three of those who were targeted in the raid, but were not apprehended, had since been arrested for additional crimes. One was a Mexican national arrested for robbery and gun crimes, who was released back into the...
  • City Council Eliminates Teacher Who Called Military Lowest Of Our Low

    03/21/2018 3:06:45 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 18 replies
    BlueLivesMatter ^ | 21 March 2018 | Andrew Blake
    The anti-military rant was captured on video. Pico Rivera, CA – The California public school teacher, whose anti-military comments were captured on video in the classroom, was fired on Wednesday. School Board President Aurora Villon said the El Rancho Unified School District voted unanimously on March 20 to terminate Gregory Salcido, after the history teacher called people who serve in the military “dumbs**ts” during a classroom rant, according to the Los Angeles Times. “Think about the people who you know who are over there. Your freaking stupid Uncle Louie or whatever. They’re dumbs**ts,” Salcido in the January tirade. “They’re not...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Fired FBI official authorized criminal probe of Sessions, sources say

    03/21/2018 1:29:07 PM PDT · by rxsid · 218 replies ^ | 03.21.2018 | Mike Levine
    EXCLUSIVE: Fired FBI official authorized criminal probe of Sessions, sources say By Mike Levine Mar 21, 2018, 4:01 PM ETNearly a year before Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired senior FBI official Andrew McCabe for what Sessions called a "lack of candor," McCabe oversaw a federal criminal investigation into whether Sessions lacked candor when testifying before Congress about contacts with Russian operatives, sources familiar with the matter told ABC News.
  • Trump Predicts GOP Will Keep the House in Fight Against Out of Touch Dems, ‘Low IQ’ Maxine Waters

    03/21/2018 5:19:29 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 26 replies
    Tuesday at the National Republican Congressional Committee March Dinner, President Donald Trump said the Republicans will keep the majority in the House of Representatives because they are fighting against Democrats who have “lost touch with normal everyday working people,” like “low IQ” Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA). Trump said, “Now they say the midterms, here comes the midterms. And as usual, they say 95 percent of the time it doesn’t happen. But nobody had ever had an economy like this, nobody has ever had a military that is getting so much stronger so fast, nobody has ever done what we have...
  • Victory! California City Rejects Sanctuary State Lawlessness

    03/21/2018 11:12:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/21/2018 | Arthur Schaper
    When all seemed lost, a little city made the move to help Make California Great Again. Los Alamitos, the second smallest city in Orange County, just passed a huge ordinance asserting the city’s compliance with the United States Constitution. Specifically, in an unprecedented yet necessary state, the council voted to opt out of the immoral, unconstitutional mandates of SB 54, aka the California “Values” Act or Sanctuary State law.For the last three years, California’s Democratic dominance has voted to disregard federal immigration laws. Now they are seeing their deep blue bubble burst. Whether they like it or not, California remains...
  • In the age of Trump, Schwarzenegger wants centrist GOP

    03/21/2018 8:34:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    AP ^ | March 21, 2018 | Michael R. Blood
    he year was 1990 and Republican U.S. Sen. Pete Wilson claimed his first term as California governor, replacing another Republican, George Deukmejian. Two years earlier, California voters helped send George H.W. Bush to the White House with a 3.6-point win over Democrat Michael Dukakis. Nearly three decades later, so much has changed. Democrats have monopolized California government, with the party holding every statewide office and dominating both chambers of the Legislature. Bush was the last Republican to win a presidential contest in the state. President Donald Trump lost California by over 4 million votes to Hillary Clinton.
  • Some Orange County residents are not happy about proposals to house homeless in their cities

    03/21/2018 6:56:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    LA Times ^ | March 21, 2018 | Anh Do
    One day after Orange County supervisors voted to spend more than $70 million to house the homeless, residents in three prosperous cities expressed alarm about a proposal to set up "camp" shelters in their communities. Besides creating permanent housing, the officials' plans call for possible camps in Irvine, Laguna Niguel and Huntington Beach on county-owned land. The Irvine City Council voted unanimously late Tuesday to sue the county to stop the proposal.
  • ‘Speaking Truth’: Kamala Harris Solidifies Rumors of 2020 Run with Book Proposal

    03/21/2018 5:59:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 79 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 20, 2018 | Adelle Nazarin
    Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) has reportedly shopped a book to a top New York publisher titled, Speaking Truth: Hard Facts and Hope for America’s Future, fueling talk of a potential run for president in 2020. “Senator Harris has been encouraged by many people over the years to write a second book and is actively considering it,” Lily Adams, communications director for Harris, told the Daily Beast, which acquired a copy of the book proposal.
  • Border Patrol Agents Refuse To Turn Over Wanted Felons Because Of California’s Sanctuary Laws

    03/21/2018 5:18:50 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 26 replies
    The DC ^ | 3-20-2018 | Will Racke
    Border patrol agents are refusing to hand over illegal immigrants with felony warrants to police in California because they can’t be sure local authorities will return the criminal aliens to federal custody, according to a top border security official in San Diego. Rodney Scott, the chief patrol agent in the Border Patrol’s San Diego Sector, said earlier this month that California’s statewide sanctuary law was undermining normal cooperation between his agency and local law enforcement. In a little-reported declaration in support of the Department of Justice’s March 6 lawsuit against California, Scott recalled multiple instances in which a Border Patrol...
  • Teacher who called military 'lowest of the low' is fired

    03/21/2018 3:49:19 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3-21-2018 | Benjamin Brown
    A Southern California teacher who was recorded bashing the U.S. military in a profane classroom rant was fired Tuesday evening. Board of Education President Aurora Villon said the El Rancho Unified School District reached a unanimous decision to fire Gregory Salcido, a history teacher at El Rancho High School and elected Pico Rivera city councilman, the Los Angeles Times reported. `````````````` “His comments do not reflect what we stand for, who we are,” Villon said, adding that “the classroom should never be a place where students feel that they are picked at, bullied, intimidated." alcido faced a severe backlash after...
  • Orange County will spend $70.5 million for permanent housing for homeless

    03/20/2018 1:23:54 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 91 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 3/19/18 | Jordan Graham
    Supervisors voted Monday for Orange County to spend $70.5 million on permanent housing for the homeless, and to create temporary homeless camps in Irvine, and possibly in Huntington Beach and Laguna Niguel. The vote comes a week after supervisors committed $20 million toward permanent housing for the homeless. The combined $90 million is likely the single largest appropriation ever committed by the county to fight homelessness, and signals a shift in the county’s strategy to solve the growing issue. The decision came as supervisors admitted that they’ve failed to spend money that’s been available for homeless housing – tens of...
  • Yes, This Is Going to Be Worse Than Watergate

    03/20/2018 12:12:04 PM PDT · by Mariner · 55 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | march 20th, 2018 | Michael Tomasky
    Something changed last weekend, did it not? The firing of Andrew McCabe. The statement by Trump lawyer John Dowd to The Daily Beast’s Betsy Woodruff that Robert Mueller should end his probe soon. Donald Trump’s tweetstorm just after that, his first tweets mentioning Mueller by name along with promises by aides that more attacks are on the way. The amped-up speculation that Trump will fire Jeff Sessions and replace him with someone who hasn’t recused himself so that someone can fire Mueller. Somewhere in there also came an official reassurance by Trump lawyer Ty Cobb that the president has no...
  • The Unbalanced California FACT Act

    03/20/2018 7:03:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | March 20, 2018 | Cal Thomas
    On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments over whether pro-life pregnancy help centers in California should be required to post notices informing women of the availability of abortions elsewhere. The pregnancy help centers are contesting the law, disingenuously named the California Reproductive FACT Act, claiming it violates their free speech rights, as well as undercuts the reason for their existence. Some might ask in the interest of fairness and equality (two buzzwords the left likes to use in other situations) whether abortion clinics are required to post notices with information about alternatives to the procedure. According to Ingrid Duran,...
  • California Housing Problems Are Spilling Across Its Borders

    03/20/2018 5:54:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 20, 2018 | Conor Dougherty
    A growing homelessness crisis. Complaints about traffic congestion. Worries that the economy is becoming dominated by a wealthy elite. Those sound like California’s problems in a nutshell. But now they are also among California’s leading exports. Just ask the citizens of this city, where growing numbers of Californians and companies like Tesla have migrated to take advantage of cheap land and comparatively low home prices. A four-hour drive from Silicon Valley, across a mountain range and a state line, Reno is finding that imported growth is accompanied by imported problems.
  • Southern California town stands up to state, votes to reject sanctuary law

    03/20/2018 3:21:27 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3-20-2018 | Lukas Mikelionis
    A Southern California town council rebelled Monday night and voted to reject the state’s sanctuary law. Los Alamitos Council members voted 4-1 to opt out of a state law that limits cooperation between local police and federal immigration agents. The law, signed by Gov. Jerry Brown last year and became effective on Jan. 1, includes prohibiting state and local police agencies from informing federal authorities in cases when illegal immigrants facing deportation are released from detention. Los Alamitos’ adopted ordinance claims the new state law “may be in direct conflict with federal laws and the Constitution.” The council, therefore, “finds...
  • Democrats reject immigration deal as budget deadline nears

    03/19/2018 7:39:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 19, 2018 5:53 PM EDT | Andrew Taylor
    Capitol Hill Democrats have rejected a White House bid to extend protections for so-called Dreamer immigrants in exchange for $25 billion in funding for President Donald Trump’s long-sought border wall as Washington talks on a $1.3 trillion catchall spending bill hit a critical stage on Monday. Disputes remain over immigration enforcement and a smaller infusion of wall funding, as well as a major rail project that pits Trump against his most powerful Democratic adversary, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. Monday’s developments were described by congressional aides in both parties who spoke on condition of anonymity because the talks remain...
  • Trump just hired a deep-state conspiracy theorist as his lawyer. Here’s what Joe diGenova has said.

    03/19/2018 5:26:13 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 81 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | March 19 at 2:55 PM | Aaron Blake
    President Trump has stepped up his attacks on special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's investigation in recent days, and his lawyer even suggested that the inquiry should be shut down. And just in case the direction in which this whole thing is headed wasn't clear, Trump has now hired a lawyer who argues the president is being framed. Trump's legal team on Monday announced the hiring of Joseph E. diGenova, a former U.S. attorney who served as an independent counsel and a special counsel in the 1990s and was later hired by the New York Senate to investigate Gov. Eliot...
  • If Trump fires special counsel Robert Mueller, GOP should start impeachment probe (Oh boy)

    03/19/2018 1:48:22 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 84 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 19, 2018 | Quin Hillyer
    Memo to President Trump: Shut up and govern. Memo to congressional leaders, Cabinet members, and senior White House staff: If President Trump orders the firing of special counsel Robert Mueller, mass “honor” resignations by Cabinet officials and staff should follow, and an impeachment inquiry should immediately commence. Important clarification: An impeachment inquiry is just that — an open investigation, not a show trial with a predetermined outcome.
  • Trump to Hire Lawyer Who Has Pushed Theory That Justice Dept. Framed the President

    03/19/2018 10:19:32 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 123 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 19, 2018 | MAGGIE HABERMAN and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
    MANCHESTER, N.H. — President Trump has decided to hire the longtime Washington lawyer Joseph E. diGenova, who has pushed the theory on television that Mr. Trump was framed by F.B.I. and Justice Department officials, to bolster his legal team, according to three people told of the decision. Mr. diGenova is not expected to take a lead role but will instead serve as a more aggressive player on the president’s legal team. Mr. Trump broke over the weekend from the longstanding advice of some of his lawyers that he refrain from directly attacking the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, a...
  • New bill would add special tax to California gun sales to fund school initiative

    03/19/2018 11:16:52 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 16 replies ^ | 03/19/18 | Chris Eger
    (Assemblymember Jim Cooper wants to toss more taxes on gun and ammo buyers in California to help pay for school safety programs.) A California lawmaker intends to gut and amend a bill on agriculture to apply an additional tax on firearms and ammunition to fund school programs. The measure, AB 2497, was introduced last month as a minor tweak to California’s Agriculture Day but moving forward will morph into a proposal that would provide counselors and armed officers to schools. The funding for the initiative would come from an as yet to be determined tax rate on gun and...