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  • Ted Cruz Responds to Obama’s Iran ‘Rhetoric’ Comment During Speech at an Iranian-Jewish Synagogue

    08/02/2015 5:39:17 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 2 replies
    IJ Review ^ | August 2, 2015 | JENNIFER VAN LAAR
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) made a speech at Nessah Synagogue in Beverly Hills Saturday, an Orthodox Jewish Iranian congregation founded by Persian Jews who left Iran during and after the Islamic Revolution.In Cruz’s speech, which was given without notes, he spoke of the need to “speak the truth” about the dangers in the world today: “Today the threats facing Israel, the threats facing America, the threats facing the world have never been greater.When we call evil by its name, it has a clarifying power that has never been more needed than it is this instant, right now.” Of these dangers,...
  • Ted Cruz & Rabbi Boteach Give a Passionate Call to Action at Synagogue in Beverly Hills

    08/02/2015 5:25:41 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 4 replies
    Rightwing News ^ | August 2, 2015 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    History in the making. Ted Cruz has stood from the very beginning for Israel and against the evil Mullahs of Iran. This time, he took his Reaganesque message to a synagogue in Beverly Hills – in front of Iranian Jews. Cruz is right… if the Iranian deal goes through and they receive somewhere between $100 and $200 billion in blood money, the US will become the de facto largest sponsor of Islamic terrorism on the planet. That’s just a brutal fact and Cruz has the stones to bluntly state it. We are in the midst of history here and it...
  • Named and shamed: Californians blast each other for water-wasting on social media

    08/02/2015 4:57:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | August 1, 2015 | Myriah Towner
    Californians are taking to drought shaming sites to tattle on each other for wasting water. Residents are using the sites to out each other for reasons including neighbors with leaky sprinklers to waiters who serve water without asking as the state's historic drought continues. The tattling has also reached social media where residents are using the hashtags 'droughtshaming' and 'watershaming' to reveal any water-wasting activities. An app called DroughtShame was even developed to 'capture geotagged photo proof of disregard for California's water restrictions'.
  • If you care about California, care about Salinas

    08/02/2015 9:22:51 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 26 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 29, 2015 | Joe Mathews
    Do you worry about the future of California? Then you should worry about Salinas. Because if the Monterey County city of 155,000 can’t build itself a brighter future, then it’s hard to imagine other struggling places doing the same. “Rich in land. Rich in Values. Ripe With Opportunity,” reads the slogan on a city website, and that’s no exaggeration. Salinas might be the richest poor city in California.
  • Builders battle California city ordinance making them pay for public art

    08/02/2015 12:38:54 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 33 replies
    Guardian ^ | Aug 2 2015 | Joseph Mayton
    A legal battle has broken out in Oakland, California, over whether construction companies should be forced to pay for public art in building projects. An alliance of firms in Oakland is suing the city over laws that came into effect in February forcing them to spend between 0.5% and 1% of any project’s budget on public art. There are more than 200 such public art ordinances across the United States and construction bosses will be closely monitoring the outcome of the lawsuit. Artists in Oakland, meanwhile, are fearful that a victory for the firms will be a defeat for culture...
  • BOMBS EXPLODE at Two Churches in Las Cruces, New Mexico

    08/02/2015 12:33:13 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 53 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Aug 2nd, 2015 2:12 pm | Kristinn Taylor
    The FBI is reported to be investigating bombs that exploded minutes apart at two Las Cruces, New Mexico churches Sunday morning.
  • MSNBC Guest: Hillary ‘Will Die A Death Of A Thousand Cuts’ [VIDEO]

    08/02/2015 10:57:31 AM PDT · by Crystal Palace East · 53 replies
    Former SC Democratic party chair Dick Harpootlian told MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki Sunday Vice President Joe Biden’s consideration of a presidential run actually gives Democrats the best chance of retaining the White House in 2016. Harpootlian said Hillary Clinton’s track record will cause her and the Democrats to “die a death of a thousand cuts,” yet Biden is “an inspirational figure” that voters can rally around. HARPOOTLIAN: I think Hillary comes into the race, as she did in ’08 with all kinds of baggage… There’s going to be distractions, we saw just this week with the Wall Street Journal about payments...
  • EXPLOSIONS NEAR TWO CHURCHES IN LAS CRUCES,NM

    08/02/2015 10:23:29 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 25 replies
    8/02/2015 | Self
    I can't post this story direct because of copyright issues but the "Las Cruces Sun-News" is reporting TWO EXPLOSIONS NEAR CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH AND HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH IN LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO THIS MORNING. THE EXPLOSION CALLS CAME IN BETWEEN 8 AND 9AM LOCAL TIME. NO APPARENT INJURIES WITH A POLICE SPOKESMAN SAYING THE EXPLOSIONS INVOLVED A LOT OF SHREDDED PAPER APPARENTLY FIREWORKS. SERVICES WERE GOING ON AT BOTH CHURCHES AT THE TIME OF EXPLOSIONS. CHURCHGOERS WERE EVACUATED AND TOLD NOT TO USE THEIR CARS TO LEAVE.......
  • Trump campaign fires staffer over Facebook posts

    08/02/2015 10:26:44 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | 08/02/2015 | Jeremy Diamond
    Donald Trump's presidential campaign said Sunday it fired a staffer after racially charged Facebook posts he allegedly wrote were uncovered Friday. Effective immediately, Sam Nunberg, a Trump political adviser, is "no longer associated with the Donald J. Trump for president campaign," Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski confirmed to CNN. Nunberg allegedly wrote racially charged and disparaging political posts dating back to 2007, including one calling civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton's daughter a "N—!" and another calling President Barack Obama a "Socialist Marxist Islamo Fascist Nazi Appeaser," Business Insider reported Friday. Nunberg is denying he wrote the posts. Lewandowski told...
  • San Francisco: Where the Walls Pee Back. City officials are tired of asking police to write tickets

    08/01/2015 7:43:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Pajama ^ | 08/01/2015 | Rod Kackley
    Before you decide to paint the town yellow in San Francisco, be aware the public walls that are most likely to be peed upon now have a fighting chance. The walls can pee back.City officials are tired of asking police to write tickets after the crime has been committed. They want the criminals to pay the price for their indiscretion as the indiscretion is being committed. Immediate retribution is what the San Francisco Public Works Department wants, and now they have the means —they hope — to make it happen.They have a special paint that lets the wall pee...
  • How a transgender man tries to honor his Muslim faith (I'm so confused!)

    08/01/2015 8:40:43 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 32 replies
    LA Times ^ | 7/31/2015 | Garrett Therolf
    Born with female anatomy, Alex had recently begun hormone therapy and decided to fully transition to a male identity. And as he entered his second adolescence, he had decided to rededicate himself to a life as a practicing Muslim. On most days, he returned three times a day for prayer. Alex is aware of media reports that naively heralded Iran as an affirming place for transgender people in the wake of the 1987 decision by the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini allowing gender-reassignment surgery. Iran is now the second-largest center for the procedure behind Thailand, according to some estimates. "Those decisions just...
  • California website takes anonymous water waste tips in drought

    07/31/2015 3:10:35 PM PDT · by rey · 23 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 31 July 2015
    SACRAMENTO — California is launching a state website that lets residents tattle on water wasters, from neighbors with leaky sprinklers to waiters who serve water without asking. California has multiple restrictions on water use, including banning washing cars with hoses that don't shut off and restricting lawn-watering within two days of rainfall. But enforcement varies widely across the parched state. Residents can send details and photos of water waste at www.savewater.ca.gov . Complaints are then sent to local government agencies based on the address of the offense. The site went online Thursday as the latest conservation initiative. More than 300...
  • Why did a Ted Cruz super PAC give $500,000 to Carly Fiorina’s?

    07/31/2015 3:09:50 PM PDT · by VinL · 37 replies
    WashPo ^ | 7/31/2015 | Jose DelReal
    A super PAC supporting former tech executive Carly Fiorina's run reported raising $3.5 million -- with a half-million dollar lift from a super PAC supporting GOP presidential rival Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.). The pro-Cruz PAC, Keep the Promise I, reported the disbursement Friday in a document filed with the Federal Election Commission. That is...unusual, to say the least. Cruz has four allied super PACs, all named some variation of “Keep the Promise.” Together they raised an estimated $38 million...
  • White House threatens to veto bill blocking Planned Parenthood's funding

    07/31/2015 3:25:22 PM PDT · by VinL · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/31/15 | Jordan Fabian
    The White House on Friday threatened a veto on any bill that defunds Planned Parenthood. A budget measure that strips funding from the organization “is certainly something that would draw a presidential veto,” press secretary Josh Earnest said. “We have routinely opposed the inclusion of ideologically driven riders” in budget bills, Earnest added. It is the first time the White House issued a veto threat against Republican efforts to defund Planned Parenthood since an anti-abortion group began releasing secretly recorded videos. Senate Republicans have taken aim at the women’s health group in recent weeks on the heels of videos that...
  • WITH APOLOGIES TO DONALD TRUMP FOR THE CRAZY "NATIVIST" RANT OF CARDINAL DOLAN

    07/31/2015 3:53:14 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 38 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | Father Marcel Guarnizo
    This week, Cardinal Timothy Dolan took to the New York Daily News to write an incoherent and defamatory political hit piece against Donald Trump. As a Catholic priest, I can only say it is embarrassing to have a Cardinal so blatantly and unfairly trying to associate Mr. Trump with the worst kinds of racism imaginable. I offer an apology on behalf of so many Catholics who are outraged by the dirty politics of Cardinal Dolan.
  • Illegal Alien with Multiple DUIs Killed in Colorado Highway Accident

    07/31/2015 2:05:10 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Jul y 31st, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Illegal alien Jose Triana-Valenzuela was killed this week when the car he lost control of his car Monday morning. ... Triana-Valenzuela was arrested in 2003 for driving under the influence, speeding and driving without a license. He was turned over to immigration authorities after his 2003 arrest. ... A Weld County man killed in a rollover accident earlier this week had been arrested multiple times, but none of the arresting agencies linked him to an active warrant out of Morgan County dating back to 2003. ... Triana-Valenzuela was first arrested in Morgan County on May 1, 2003 for Driving Under...
  • Maddy Middleton murder: A teen's turbulent family life and the death of a Santa Cruz 8-year-old

    07/31/2015 10:08:33 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 14 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | 07/31/2015 | Stephen Baxter
    As a sharper picture formed of a shy 15-year-old raised in a troubled and sometimes violent home, Adrian Jere Gonzalez appeared in court for the first time to face charges of raping and killing 8-year-old Madyson 'Maddy' Middleton.
  • Redwood City Suspends Invocations at City Council Meetings (Pastor Mentions Abortion, Gay Marriage)

    07/31/2015 9:12:57 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Jul 30, 2015 | Jean Elle
    The decision comes after Pastor Stephen Converse of Grace Bible Church opened Monday's council meeting with a prayer that included his views on abortion and same-sex marriage. No one interrupted Converse, who also serves as the city's volunteer police chaplain. But Mayor Jeff Gee later said the comments do not reflect the council's views. "While I appreciate everyone's viewpoints, I do have to say tonight's invocation was not something I appreciate," Gee said. Redwood City and San Mateo County LGBTQ Commissioner Jason Galisatus said a government meeting should be a place where everyone feels welcome. "Unfortunately it doesn't surprise me...
  • Boehner’s Health Policy Director is Sister of StemExpress Founder

    07/31/2015 4:53:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 17 Jul 2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    The founder of StemExpress, the private company that has engaged with Planned Parenthood in the sale of aborted baby body parts, is the younger sister of the health policy director of House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH). The founder and CEO of StemExpress is Cate Dyer, the younger sister of Charlotte Ivancic, Boehner’s health policy director, as originally observed at the conservative site ForAmerica. In response to Breitbart News’ request for comment, Emily Schillinger, Boehner’s press secretary, said, “Charlotte Ivancic is a dedicated public servant who enjoys the utmost respect among her peers and Members of Congress. She has the...
  • Ready for Hillary (we can all support this)

    07/30/2015 10:13:30 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 11 replies
  • Video: Ted Cruz On Iran Nuclear Deal, Planned Parenthood & Donald Trump - Cavuto

    07/30/2015 9:04:00 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jul 30, 2015
    "Sen. Ted Cruz, (R-Texas), discusses the consequences of to the Iran nuclear deal, the Planned Parenthood controversy, and whether Trump is going too far on ... " Cavuto: do you think Trump is going too far? Cruz makes good comments back to a pressing Neil Cavuto. And Cruz comments about Nancy Pelosi over Planned Parenthood. An 8 minute video.
  • San Jose Mayor Urges Santa Clara County to Reconsider ICE Detainer Policy

    07/30/2015 6:20:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Jul 29, 2015 | Mariah Bravo
    The San Jose mayor is urging the Santa Clara County Board of Directors to put the county’s policy of ignoring Immigration and Customs Enforcement holds on the agenda following the high-profile death of a woman gunned down in San Francisco by an undocumented immigrant. Mayor Sam Liccardo sent the letter July 10 to the board’s president, Dave Cortese, saying he disagrees with the county's current policy of ignoring ICE hold requests for "deportable individuals who have committed serious of violent felonies.” The debate on “sanctuary cities” reignited nationally after the July 1 shooting of Kate Steinle at San Francisco’s Pier...
  • Los Angeles bans 10-round firearm magazines

    07/30/2015 3:03:56 PM PDT · by bkopto · 70 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/29/2015 | Kelly Cohen
    The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to ban the possession of firearm magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. Mayor Eric Garcetti has already said he would sign the ordinance, which according to the council, will close a loophole in state law already banning the sale and manufacture of such magazines. Anyone who owns the magazines will have 60 days to remove them from the city or turn them over to the Los Angeles Police Department for destruction, transfer or sale. Supporters of the measure believe it will help law enforcement officials prevent mass shootings in the city.
  • Ex-Navy SEAL Alleges Anti-Gay Bullying by CIA Workers

    07/30/2015 2:35:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    Jones alleged in the complaint that his team later ditched him in 120-degree temperatures without water, making him walk part way back to their compound before they stopped to give him a rideA former Navy SEAL has filed an internal complaint alleging the CIA bullied him for being gay during a work assignment in June in Afghanistan. Brett Jones said he filed the complaint last week against the federal agency, saying he was forced to endure homophobic slurs and other inappropriate comments on June 11 in Afghanistan as a group of contractors and civil servants in the CIA's Global Response...
  • California Water Use Falls By 27 Percent in June

    07/30/2015 2:33:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    June marked the first month of mandatory cutbacks during California's droughtCalifornia water use dropped by 27 percent in June, the first month of mandatory cutbacks during the drought. The announcement from state regulators comes after the state's largest cities already announced they met or exceeded mandatory conservation targets provided by the state. Data released by the State Water Resources Control Board shows 265 of the 411 local agencies in the state hit or nearly reached the savings targets implemented after Gov. Jerry Brown ordered an overall 25 percent savings. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the state's...
  • Jelly Belly: Taste the Reagan

    07/30/2015 9:10:13 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Wednesday, Jul 29 2015 | Chris Roberts
    We're in Fairfield, a few minutes away from Travis Air Force base, one of the last few remaining military installations in the Bay Area. We've come through miles of drought-desiccated fields and baked brown hills to visit what's arguably the most conservative place in Northern California: the Jelly Belly candy factory. This is where right-wingnut Rick Santorum threw a well-attended fundraiser during his short-lived bid for president in 2012. It is easy to understand why he and his Tea Party followers would feel comfortable here. The place is in many ways a Wal-Mart-sized shrine to Ronald Reagan. You see, without...
  • Court bars anti-abortion group from releasing new videos

    07/29/2015 5:45:03 PM PDT · by BAW · 190 replies
    FOX News ^ | July 29, 2015 | AP
    A temporary restraining order has been issued preventing an anti-abortion group from releasing any video of leaders of a California company that provides fetal tissue to researchers. The group is the same one that previously shot viral covert video of a Planned Parenthood leader discussing the sale of aborted fetuses for research. The Los Angeles Superior Court order issued Tuesday prohibits the Center for Medical Progress from releasing any video of three high-ranking StemExpress officials taken at a restaurant in May. It appears to be the first legal action prohibiting the release of a video from the organization.
  • Santa Cruz boy accused of murdering, raping Madyson charged as adult

    07/29/2015 11:54:49 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    ksbw ^ | 11:48 AM PDT Jul 29, 2015 | Amy Larson
    Adrian Jerry Gonzalez lured 8-year-old Madyson Middleton into his Santa Cruz apartment, raped and killed her, and put her body in a box, investigators said. Rosell announced Wednesday morning that he charged the 15-year-old as an adult, and identified the boy for the first time. "He is charged with one count of murder, (with) special circumstances involving sexual offenses, lying in wait, and kidnapping," Rosell said. According to Police Chief Kevin Vogel, Gonzalez lured Madyson into his apartment. The young girl trusted the boy enough to follow him into the apartment because he was her neighbor at the Tannery Arts...
  • Protesters Gather Outside Sacramento Planned Parenthood

    07/29/2015 8:38:06 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    fox40.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Ben Deci
    SACRAMENTO — So many Americans see the abortion debate as something that long ago devolved into not much more than a shouting match. Tuesday, it literally became one, as Sacramento protesters shouted to be heard over music that Planned Parenthood was piping outside its 29th Street clinic. But Tuesday, protesters say something there is different. “You know, I think this is a tipping point in American history,” said Wynette Sills, the Director of Californians for Life. The new energy in protests against Planned Parenthood comes from a series of videos released by the Center for Medical Progress. They are purportedly...
  • California Lawmakers Send Defiant Message to NRA After Taking Major Action on Gun Control

    07/29/2015 8:36:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies
    cnmnewz.com ^ | 7/29/2015 | unknown
    Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to make it illegal to be in possession of high-capacity ammo magazines, likely setting up a new Second Amendment battle in the Golden State. After passing the measure with a 12-0 vote, Councilman Paul Krekorian reportedly challenged the National Rifle Association.
  • $75,000 in rewards offered to catch operators who flew drones above fires

    07/29/2015 7:08:46 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    latimes.com ^ | July 28, 2015... | Matt Hamilton and Veronica Rocha
    San Bernardino County supervisors unanimously agreed Tuesday to offer $75,000 in rewards for help in tracking down drone operators who interfered with firefighters during three major wildfires this summer.. After the unmanned devices were spotted flying above flames and smoke from the blazes this year — which altogether burned about 36,000 acres — fire crews were forced to ground water-dropping aircraft. Officials said the delays allowed the fires to spread, resulting in devastating property losses. ... And for about 25 minutes, officials had to halt tankers over the July 17 North fire, which jumped Interstate 15 near California 138 and...
  • L.A. Gangs’ Hashtag Bet: Kill 100 People in 100 Days

    07/28/2015 11:28:52 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 25 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 07.28.15 | Cerise Castle
    After the death of a Rollin 100 gang member, Los Angeles gangs have issued a challenge to kill 100 people as fast as possible. One of the first victims appears to be a 4-year-old boy. Under the hashtag #100Days100Nights, users on Instagram and Twitter are issuing a stark warning: Two Los Angeles gangs are betting which one can kill 100 people—in a gang, or innocent—within the next 100 days. A law enforcement source confirmed the reports exclusively to The Daily Beast on Monday night. The bet—which follows the death of “KP,” a member of the Rollin 100 gang—was allegedly made...
  • Tight-knit Tannery Arts community tested by murder

    07/28/2015 6:53:27 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 10 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 07/28/15 | Ryan Masters
    A day after the body of a girl believed to be 8-year-old resident Madyson “Maddy” Middleton was discovered in a recycling bin below the complex, the reeling Tannery Arts Center community closed ranks and grieved privately.
  • CHP Communications Center in Eagle Rock Evacuated After Threatening Phone Call

    07/28/2015 8:10:03 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    ktla ^ | Melissa Pamer and Christina Pascucci,
    Staff from the building — known as the Los Angeles Regional Traffic Management Center — were evacuated to a predesignated location, he said. Staffers and dispatchers from Caltrans and CHP work at the building, which opened in 2007. CHP officials were setting up easy-up tents in the parking lots of the center, aerial video from Sky5 showed. At least two officers with K-9 partners were walking the parking lot, appearing to inspect vehicles. An ambulance and fire engine were on scene. The Los Angeles Fire Department was on standby, Nunez said.
  • Missing Santa Cruz 8 year old girl was raped and strangled (by illegal alien?)

    07/28/2015 6:09:22 PM PDT · by MrShoop · 97 replies
    KRON ^ | 07/28/2015 | Mario Sevilla
    Missing Santa Cruz girl was raped and strangled, sources say SANTA CRUZ (KRON) — Sources say that the 8-year-old girl who vanished from her Santa Cruz apartment complex Sunday night was raped and strangled before her body was found inside a dumpster. Madyson Middleton’s body was discovered inside of a dumpster at the Tannery Arts Center by one of the department’s detectives Monday night. Police are not sure how long the body was inside the dumpster. [...] Initial reports of Middleton’s disappearance were received at 6:08 p.m. Sunday night, police said. Surveillance video captured footage of the girl riding her...
  • WATCH: Kerry Won’t Commit to Following Law If Congress Tosses Iran Deal

    07/28/2015 5:21:00 PM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7/28/15 | Bridget Johnson
    Pressed by a senior House Democrat at today’s Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the Iran deal, Secretary of State John Kerry would not commit the Obama administration to following the law if Congress shoots down the deal by a veto-proof majority. Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) noted that the deal “might be, at most, morally binding on this administration.” “The IRGC may publicly oppose this deal because that’s the best thing the Iranian government can do to pursue us to support — here in Congress to support the deal or maybe they genuinely oppose it,” he noted. Sherman asked Kerry point-blank...
  • Jeb Bush Endorses Unlimited Amnesty In Spanish Telemundo Interview

    07/28/2015 2:57:06 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/28/15 | Katie McHugh
    During a Spanish interview with Telemundo, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush endorsed amnesty for what he referred to as the “11 million” illegal aliens living in the U.S. in defiance of the law. “For the 11 million people [who are here illegally], they must come out of the shadows, receive a work visa, start paying taxes and also pay a small fine, learn English, don’t receive government benefits, but they come out of the shadows and they receive legal status after some time,” Bush said on Monday, according to a translation provided by CNN. Bush starts out on the wrong...
  • Corrosion of Sanctuary Cities

    07/28/2015 8:55:04 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 28, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    “Sanctuary cities” that refuse to turn over deportable felons to the feds are frequently located in college towns. Yet and still, it’s hard to find academics who will speak ill of them, no matter how much these policies endanger collegians’ lives. Kate Steinle, 32, was not the only recent victim of an attack by an illegal alien with multiple felony convictions. “Department of Homeland Security records show that in just one eight-month period in 2014, more than 8,100 deportable aliens were released by sanctuary jurisdictions,” Hans von Spakovsky writes on The Daily Signal. “Three thousand of them were felons and...
  • 3rd Shock Video Catches Planned Parenthood VP Selling Body Parts of Aborted Babies

    07/28/2015 6:11:34 AM PDT · by NYer · 91 replies
    Life News ^ | July 28, 2015 | STEVEN ERTELT
    After two shocking videos caught Planned Parenthood doctors discussing and arranging the sale of body parts of aborted babies, a third video has been released today catching a Planned Parenthood vice president negotiating the sale of aborted babies and attempting to get as much money as possible from the deal.As LifeNews reported, the first video of undercover footage shows Planned Parenthood Federation of AmericaÂ’s Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, describing how Planned Parenthood sells the body parts of aborted unborn children and admitting she uses partial-birth abortions to supply intact body parts.In the second video, Planned Parenthood...
  • Body of missing Santa Cruz girl found near her home

    07/27/2015 10:07:24 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 12 replies
    KTVU ^ | 07-27-2015
    Police and FBI agents swarmed the Tannery Arts Center Monday night shortly before word surfaced that the body of a missing Santa Cruz girl had been found close to her home.
  • California Bar Exam Cut From Three Days To Two

    07/27/2015 10:07:22 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    Rejoice, future California lawyers! The CA State Bar Board of Trustees just voted to scale back the state’s onerous three-day exam, said by some to be the hardest bar exam in the country, to a more comfortable two-day affair. ... California was weighing a proposal to alter the test format to include one day of essays (5 one-hour essays and a 90-minute performance test) and one day of the MBE, with both days weighed equally. As noted in that post, this scales back the performance test from its previous 3-hour length ... Meanwhile, every California lawyer should start working on...
  • American Beverage Association Sues San Francisco Over Soda Health Warning Legislation

    07/27/2015 7:43:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Monday, Jul 27, 2015 | Tamara Palmer
    San Francisco's new legislation requiring sodas to carry health warning labels is being challenged in court by the American Beverage Association. The ABA, joined by the California State Outdoor Advertising Association and California Retailers Association, filed a lawsuit against the city on Friday, arguing that the legislation, which also would ban sugary-drink ads on city property, is a First Amendment violation, reported SFGate. According to Convenience Store and Fuel News, the lawsuit in part alleges that the ban, "discriminates against speech based on the identity of the speaker, in violation of the First Amendment, by expressly prohibiting speech that includes...
  • Feces explosion in Mexican cilantro fields sparks partial import ban

    07/27/2015 1:15:19 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 217 replies
    national.suntimes.com ^ | Posted: 07/27/2015, 12:35pm | By Chad Merda
    There’s more than just cilantro in the growing fields in Mexico, and that’s caused the Food and Drug Administration to institute a partial import ban on it through August. The move comes after health officials found human feces and toilet paper in growing fields, which have been linked to hundreds of intestinal illnesses dating back to 2012. The FDA will focus on product coming from Puebla, and all of it will need to be manually inspected and certified before being allowed into the U.S. Cilantro from other parts of the country will need to have documentation proving it did not...
  • House GOP to Senate: We’re not taking up your highway bill

    07/27/2015 12:35:31 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 90 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 27, 2015 | Scott Wong
    The House will not vote on a multi-year Senate highway bill that revives the now-expired Export-Import Bank, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said Monday. “We’re not taking up the Senate bill,” McCarthy declared to a roomful of reporters in his office. Instead, McCarthy urged the Senate to take up a short-term House-passed bill which extends federal highway funding for five months, without renewing the Ex-Im Bank charter. He called the House bill the “best option” for Congress before money for highways, bridges and mass transit runs out on Friday. McCarthy’s declaration is a blow not only to the Senate,...
  • Conservatives Are Going After Law Enforcement Agencies In the Name of Property Rights

    07/27/2015 10:31:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2015 | Kevin Glass
    Joseph Rivers, an aspiring artist from Michigan, had his dreams shattered by federal agents. On a train to California, where he was going to start a video production business, he had his $16,000 in life savings seized by the Drug Enforcement Agency under the mere claimed suspicion that it was going to be used as drug money. A hunch or suspicion is enough for some law enforcement agents to seize someone's property and hold it until they prove themselves innocent. As the Albuquerque Journal, which first reported Rivers' case, quoted the DEA agent in charge: "We don't have to prove...
  • Donald Trump is still rocketing up polls in dominating fashion

    07/27/2015 11:08:25 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 29 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 25, 2015 12:00 PM | Maxwell Tani
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the Family Leadership Summit. Donald Trump is still the clear front-runner of the 2016 GOP presidential field. A new Economist/YouGov poll released on Friday actually showed Trump gaining support in the last week, despite a controversy over his comments questioning Sen. John McCain's (R-Arizona) status as a "war hero." According to the poll, the number of registered Republican primary voters who responded that Trump is their first choice jumped from 15% at the beginning of July to 28% last week. Another 10% of voters pick him as their second choice. That puts the real-estate...
  • Inside El Chapo’s secret Mexican prison escape tunnel (VIDEO)

    07/27/2015 9:57:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    guns.com ^ | 7/27/2015 | Chris Eger
    Inside El Chapo’s secret Mexican prison escape tunnel (VIDEO) 7/27/15 | by Chris Eger Vice News traveled south of the border and dropped down the most famous underground tunnel in the world– that used by a Mexican drug lord to vacate the premises. The figurehead of the Sinaloa cartel, drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, released himself on his own recognizance on July 11, via a tunnel from Mexico’s only maximum-security prison in Mexico. It took him a year to arrange his self-parole and Vice went to Altiplano prison– where they found a different tale than what the local media...
  • Jeb Bush to seek Latino support in Central Florida (Writing off IA, NH, SC?)

    07/27/2015 9:47:21 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/27/15 | Ed O'Keefe
    Jeb Bush hasn't campaigned for himself in this part of Florida since 2002, but on Monday, he will return here to reconnect with former supporters and make an overt appeal to the region's fast-growing Latino population. In a first as a presidential candidate, the Republican plans to sit for a Spanish-language interview with a Telemundo news anchor. He will meet with dozens of mostly Hispanic evangelical pastors at a mega-church, visit a small business owned by a Mexican immigrant and try to introduce himself to the hundreds of thousands of people who have moved to this transient region in the...
  • Morning Plum: Big majority of GOP voters favors mass deportation, poll finds

    07/27/2015 9:04:23 AM PDT · by Mariner · 53 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 26th, 2015 | By Greg Sargent
    This new poll finding, courtesy of CNN, is not all that surprising, but it is very illuminating of the demographic challenges the GOP faces right now: A big majority of Republicans believes that the government’s main focus on immigration should be not just on stopping the flow of illegal immigrants, but also on deporting those already here. The poll asks:
  • Meat of the Matter: Long-predicted water crisis is here

    07/26/2015 8:30:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    Drovers Cattle Network ^ | July 22, 2015 | Dan Murphy
    It’s not just producers and farmers who are getting hit with rising costs and growing shortages of water. When it comes to H2O, everyone better get prepared to pay more and get less. In its long history, water has never been more precious, more controversial, more expensive or more essential to agriculture and commerce than it is right now. A symbol of purity in cosmetic ads, a stand-in for quality in beer ads, the poster boy for violence and destruction during floods, hurricanes and tsunamis, water is currently so scarce out West that it threatens to decimate the nation’s most...