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  • Trump administration seeks to transfer unnamed enemy combatant within 72 hours

    04/17/2018 3:33:47 PM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/17/18
    The Trump administration intends to transfer a U.S. citizen held in Iraq as an enemy combatant for over six months to an unnamed foreign country within 72 hours, it revealed in a court filing on Tuesday afternoon. The detainee has declined to consent to the transfer, according to the government, and a hearing has been set for Thursday morning. The government did not name the country, but a U.S. official confirmed to The Hill that officials are seeking to transfer him to Saudi Arabia. The detainee, known publicly only as John Doe, also holds a citizenship there, The Hill has...
  • Palestinian court jails U.S.-Palestinian for life for Jerusalem land sale

    12/31/2018 6:34:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | December 31, 2018 6:57 AM | Reporting by Ali Sawafta, Nidal al-Mughrab, Jeffrey Heller
    A Palestinian court sentenced an American-Palestinian on Monday to life imprisonment for violating a ban on selling land to Israelis, judiciary officials said. The U.S. ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, called in November for dual national Issam Akel to be released, saying his suspected crime was “selling land to a Jew” and his incarceration violated American values. Akel was accused of attempting to sell a property in Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem without the permission of his business partners or Palestinian authorities. Palestinian officials have not publicly identified the intended buyer. The Higher Offences Court in Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank,...
  • Australia flags removing citizenship from home-grown radicals

    11/21/2018 10:36:39 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | November 22, 2018 12:04 AM | Colin Packham
    Australian nationals convicted of terror offenses would be stripped of their citizenship if the government believes they are entitled to apply for residency from another country, Prime Minister Scott Morrison proposed on Thursday. Australia, a staunch U.S. ally that sent troops to Afghanistan and Iraq, has seen a spate of attacks by home-grown militants in recent months, including a stabbing attack in the country’s second largest city less than two weeks ago. Morrison proposed allowing the government to weaken current constraints that permit terror convicts to be stripped of their Australian citizenship only if they are already dual nations and...
  • Caught In Custody Fight, 5-Year-Old Boy Sent To Ireland

    07/11/2012 5:04:48 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 39 replies ^ | July 10, 2012 | no byline
    Updated 07/10/12 – 9:06 p.m. CHICAGO (CBS) — A 5-year-old Orland Park boy at the center of an international custody battle was sent to Ireland on Tuesday to live with his father, even though he was born in the U.S. and has lived most of his life here. Jack Redmond was born in south suburban Blue Island, and has spent all but a few months of his life in the United States. His mother, Mary Redmond, says the Chicago area is all the boy has ever known. His school, his doctor, his dentist, his friends — they’re all here. Custody...
  • Australian government: Constitution can't be taken literally [dual citizens elected]

    10/09/2017 11:47:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 10, 2017 12:33 AM EDT | Rod McGuirk
    A government lawyer told Australia’s High Court on Tuesday that it could not take a constitutional ban on dual citizens being elected to Parliament literally when deciding the fates of seven lawmakers. Solicitor-General Stephen Donaghue told the High Court judges that five of the lawmakers, including three government ministers, should not be disqualified from Parliament for breaching the constitution because they did not voluntarily acquire or retain citizenship of another country. The hearing began on Tuesday and is expected to take three days. Under Section 44 (i) of the 116-year-old constitution, “a subject or citizen of a foreign power” is...
  • [Germany’s] Vice-Chancellor calls to offer young Brits dual citizenship

    07/04/2016 12:52:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies ^ | 04 Jul 2016 14:55 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    The German vice-Chancellor said on Saturday that Germany needs to support young Brits after the UK voted to leave the EU. European countries need to think about what they can offer young British people living in their countries, Sigmar Gabriel said, after the Brexit vote left many facing an uncertain future, Spiegel reports. Despite the UK voting by a narrow majority to leave the European Union, young people voted largely for the Remain camp. “They knew better than the snobs in the British elite that this was about their future,” Gabriel said at meeting of his Social Democratic Party (SPD)...
  • Russia Quietly Strips Emigres of Dual Citizenship

    06/14/2016 7:08:13 PM PDT · by BlackAdderess · 35 replies
    Forward ^ | June 12, 2016 | Julie Masis
    Tens of thousands of Russian dual nationals are being effectively stripped of their Russian citizenship via a quiet policy of Russian consulates worldwide refusing to renew their passports. Under new regulations the consulates are enforcing, anyone seeking to renew a passport who was not registered as living in Russia on February 6, 1992, will be rejected, even if his or her passport had been renewed on previous occasions. It is unclear just how many people this new policy will affect. But it will certainly apply to thousands of Jews who emigrated from Russia after July 1, 1991 — the date...
  • Cruz swipes Trump in AIPAC speech

    03/21/2016 7:38:36 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 199 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 3/21/2016 | GABBY MORRONGIELLO
    Ted Cruz on Monday mocked Donald Trump's grasp of history and promised not to be neutral in a negotiation between Israel and Palestinians, something Trump has said he would do if elected president. At his speech before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Cruz started by highlighting a mistake Trump made during his own speech just minutes earlier. "Perhaps to the surprise of the previous speaker, Palestine has not existed since 1948," Cruz said, drawing mixed laughter and applause from the crowd.
  • With an Orthodox focus, Ted Cruz reaches out to Jewish donors and voters

    03/21/2016 11:40:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 21, 2016 | Katie Zezima
    When Ted Cruz headlined a recent fundraising luncheon in New York, the Baptist senator was presented with a gift: a menorah. "It was very heartfelt," Mica Mosbacher, a Cruz supporter who was there, said of the feelings on both sides. "He strikes a chord with the Jewish community." Cruz, the son of a pastor, has spent several years aggressively courting the support of Jewish voters, particularly those who are Orthodox. Touting his conservative views on Israel, his opposition to the Iran nuclear deal and his adherence to traditional values, Cruz has found a conservative niche in the Orthodox community in...

    03/14/2016 3:37:31 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 65 replies
    For the conservative movement, Ted Cruz was going to be a savior. The anointed one. His father told us that Ted was “anointed…to bring the spoils of war to the Priests.” The congregation of the New Beginnings Church in Irving, Texas, laid hands on Ted and he was invited to speak in tongues. And the high priests of National Review solemnly said “amen.” Like Cummings’ Buffalo Bill, Ted would “ride a watersmooth-silver stallion” and break Donald Trump. Because the self-styled conservative movement had pronounced Ted to be an authentic “constitutionalist,” and nothing else mattered.
  • Ted Cruz Cancels Mississippi Visit

    03/07/2016 9:04:24 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 153 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 7, 2016 | Michelle Fields
    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has cancelled his visit to Mississippi, according to state Sen. Chris McDaniel. “Unfortunately, I just received a call from the national campaign chairman,” McDaniel wrote on his Facebook page. “The event at JCJC has been cancelled. Ted Cruz will not be in Mississippi tomorrow, as he evidently does not feel well.
  • Rick Santorum: Ted Cruz Is Losing Because He’s Not 'A Huckabee Or Santorum'

    03/05/2016 11:23:51 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Huffington Post's Huffpost Queer Voices ^ | March 4, 2016 | Michelangelo Signorile, Editor-at-Large, HuffPost Queer Voices
    Here's why Santorum thinks Cruz is falling behind in the race. In an interview with me on SiriusXM Progress at the Conservative Political Action Conference, former senator Rick Santorum said he believes that Sen. Ted Cruz isn't doing better in the GOP presidential primary and caucus races because Cruz "is not the kind of conservative that Mike Huckabee and I were." Santorum says he believes Cruz isn't conservative enough when it comes to social issues. This, even though Cruz has loudly promoted anti-LGBT religious liberty laws, spoken at a virulently anti-gay conference last fall (which Rachel Maddow dubbed a "'kill...
  • Why Donald Trump is Beating Ted Cruz

    03/05/2016 6:44:16 AM PST · by CapitalistCrusader · 197 replies
    3/5/2016 | Owen Hill
    I was thinking about the republican primary and asking myself, "if conservatism is the answer and Ted Cruz is an exemplar of conservatism, why is he not doing much better at the ballot box so far?" Or, why is Donald Trump doing so much better? In my opinion, Trump is doing better because he is proposing solutions to our country's problems that are derived from common sense thinking. For example, there are thousands of illegal aliens crossing the border with Mexico on a monthly basis. Trump's solution? Build a wall. This is not a new idea so Trump adds that...
  • Ted Cruz Won the Debate … at CPAC

    03/04/2016 1:47:01 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 63 replies
    Slate ^ | March 4, 2016 | Jim Newell
    “I want to get to the elephant in the room, and I’m not talking about the Republican Party,” Sean Hannity told a slightly rowdy, tipsy crowd at the CPAC pre-debate party on Thursday night.The Fox News host had warmed up the audience with his usual mixture of throwing foam footballs into the crowd...And now it was time to get to what truly was the “elephant in the room” on the first day of the Conservative Political Action Conference: the extraordinary race for the Republican presidential primary.The word Trump was uttered maybe two or three times throughout the opening day of...
  • Lion Ted: Cruz Crushes the Detroit Debate

    03/04/2016 1:33:29 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 127 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 4, 2016 | Jonathan V. Last
    In theory, Ted Cruz's best states are behind him. But at the Detroit debate, Cruz was clearly the class of the field and it's clear that no one should count him out as the delegate race moves into its next phase. The delegate math is complicated, but the basic gist goes something like this: Donald Trump has a commanding lead at the moment, but it is not a given that he will reach the 1,237 threshold he needs to clinch a majority. Simply put, Trump has failed to break through the ceiling of support he's held since New Hampshire even...
  • Time for GOP Establishment (and Trump Supporters) to Unite Behind Ted Cruz

    03/04/2016 5:20:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 166 replies ^ | March 4, 2016 | David Limbaugh
    Mitt Romney's speech against Donald Trump is not likely to win many converts. Romney's remarks will just further vindicate and entrench Trump supporters. Romney, though a good man, is quintessentially GOP establishment and has shown, by his speech, that he still doesn't understand the role he and his colleagues have played in bringing about the Trump surge. During campaign season, these guys always seem to get it. They profess to understand how destructive President Obama's agenda is, but once they're elected, they lose their will to fight, which makes many conservatives believe they didn't believe their own rhetoric in the...
  • Trump's immigration outrage poses challenge for Cruz in Texas

    03/01/2016 12:03:22 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 66 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/1/16 | EMILY STEPHENSON
    Republican Ted Cruz's hopes of a sweeping nominating victory in his home state of Texas are being eroded as Donald Trump taps into conservative anger over immigration. Polls show Cruz, the U.S. senator from Texas, is poised to win the state's nominating contest on Tuesday - the biggest voting day so far in the 2016 race - a result seen as essential to keeping alive his chance of winning his party's nomination. But he could be stopped short of thresholds required to sweep its 155 delegates to the Republican convention if national front-runner Trump and other rivals win enough of...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz responds to being a potential Supreme Court Justice

    03/01/2016 8:25:22 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 64 replies
    CBS news ^ | 2/29 | Tim Perry
    During an interview for Face the Nation, host John Dickerson asked Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) if he would consider accepting the vacant spot on the Supreme Court after the sudden death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. This comes after Republican presidential candidates and Republican members of the senate have vowed not to approve anyone President Obama nominates during his last year in office. "That is not a job I'm interested in." Cruz said and added, "The job I'm interested in is appointing 3, 4, 5 Supreme Court justices, is defending the constitution." The Texas senator vowed...
  • Business Legend Jack Welch: 'The CRAZIEST Thing in This Election is People Calling Ted Cruz a Liar'

    02/29/2016 2:39:31 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 97 replies
    PoliStick ^ | February 27, 2016 | Matthew K. Burke
    In perhaps the craziest election season in decades, if not ever, singling out one item as the kookiest is virtually impossible.However, Former GE CEO Jack Welch, widely considered one of the most successful businessmen in history, said that Donald Trump and Marco Rubio calling constitutional conservative Ted Cruz a “liar” without being able to back it up is the “craziest” thing of this election cycle.Appearing on FOX News with host Neil Cavuto, Jack Welch said: “The craziest thing in this election has been the idea of people calling Ted Cruz a liar. I’ve watched this guy for the last 18...
  • Dear Evangelical Trumpsters

    02/29/2016 10:20:53 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 53 replies
    Patriot Post ^ | Feb. 29, 2016 | Lloyd Marcus
    My 87-year-old black dad has been a Christian pastor for over 50 years. I phoned, “Dad, what do I say to Christians who support Trump rather than Ted Cruz?” Dad replied, “Trump says he is a Christian.” Matthews 7:16 — “Ye shall know them by their fruits.” Ted Cruz is the only candidate who grasps the intensity of the Democrats', mainstream media’s and homosexual activists' assault on religious liberty. Cruz has a peerless record of furiously fighting against it. When the Supreme Court, in essence, made it against the law to follow God’s Word, which disapproves of homosexuals changing God’s...