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  • WA Attorney General: Racist for landlords not to rent to felons

    10/17/2016 12:07:30 PM PDT · by PROCON · 61 replies ^ | Oct. 17, 2016 | ERIC MANDEL
    A recent court filing indicates that the Washington State Attorney General’s Office believes that denying a prospective tenant with a felony conviction is racially discriminatory. A member of the Attorney General’s Civil Rights Unit served a Consent Decree on Dobler Management Company, a property management firm in Tacoma, after conducting a simulated test on whether the landlord was illegally discriminating against potential tenants. According to the briefing sent to KTTH’s Todd Herman, in May, the state asked a tester to follow up on a rental property advertisement on Craigslist, which said the apartment complex would automatically deny renters with a...
  • It's Clinton in a Landslide in Mock Vote at San Quentin-Death row inmates also weighed in on Prop 62

    10/06/2016 10:54:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | 10/6 | BY MICHAEL BOTT
    Death row inmates also weighed in on Prop 62, which would repeal capital punishment in California, and the results were surprisingInmates at San Quentin State Prison just cast their votes for president, and for Donald Trump, it’s a good thing those votes won’t count. Trump was trounced by Hillary Clinton in a mock election staged by the California prison’s inmate-run newspaper, San Quentin News. Newspaper staffers set up a polling place inside San Quentin’s yard and handed out ballots with choices for president, senate and various ballot initiatives. The ballot even came with a voter guide on the back. Clinton...
  • California jailbirds get to vote starting next year

    10/06/2016 11:46:31 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/06/16 | Matthew Vadum
    With the stroke of Brown’s pen, there could be up to 50,000 new voters in California Just days ago California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed into law a measure that effective next year reinstates the voting eligibility of felons on probation or under community supervision. Inmates in state and federal prisons are not covered by the new law. Apparently “community supervision” means “incarcerated in a county jail.”
  • Yes Virginia, Aliens Are Registered or Voting… and in Pennsylvania, by the Thousands

    10/03/2016 3:28:41 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 3, 2016 | J. Christian Adams
    Wouldn’t it be nice if just once, some of the people whom Soros pays to tell us that voter fraud doesn’t exist admitted they were wrong? What if government documents were produced to show at least 1,000 instances of voter fraud showing aliens registering or voting in a key swing state? Would they recant? That’s asking too much. They earn their salaries by pretending voter fraud is a myth, and convincing others in the media to parrot their lies. So today we learn that in the key swing state of Virginia, voter registration rollshave been polluted with an excess of...
  • California Governor Signs Bill Allowing Felons to Vote From Their Jail Cells

    09/29/2016 7:06:05 PM PDT · by drewh · 61 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | 29 September 2016 | By Geoff Earle, Deputy U.s. Political Editor For In Bedord, New Hampshire
    Convicted felons serving jail sentences in California county jails will now get to participate in an activity besides three meals a day and recreation time: votingin elections. Governor Jerry Brown signed new legislation into effect as part of a reform backers say will help prisoners transition back into society while still serving time for their crimes. The bill he signed would let thousands of felons doing time in county jails to vote in California elections, the LA Times reported. The new law also reinstates eligibility to vote for those ex-prisoners on probation or being kept under community supervision starting next...
  • Felons in county jails to be allowed to vote in California elections

    09/28/2016 8:20:10 PM PDT · by kevcol · 40 replies
    LA Times ^ | September 28, 2016 | Patrick McGreevy
    Despite widespread opposition from law enforcement, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed a bill that will allow thousands of felons in county jails to vote in California elections as part of an effort to speed their transition back into society. Through a representative, Brown declined to comment on the bill by Assemblywoman Shirley Weber (D-San Diego), who said it would reduce the likelihood of convicts committing new crimes.
  • 5-Time Deportee Arrested for Serial Rape in Central Texas

    09/09/2016 4:35:09 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 47 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 09/09/2016 | Bob Price
    A five-time, Mexican deportee now stands accused of serial rape and assault in Austin, Texas. In at least one case, the accused rapist allegedly poured gasoline on a woman and attempted to set her on fire. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials confirmed with Fox 7 News in Austin that Nicondemo Coria-Gonzales was deported five times before returning to commit a series of rapes in the Austin area. The most recent deportation occurred in August 2016. The previously deported criminal alien has reportedly admitted to picking up prostitutes and beating them out of anger. ICE officials have placed yet...
  • Shooting in Alamogordo results in deaths of officer, suspect (3rd NM LEO death in past year)

    09/02/2016 5:41:41 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 13 replies
    KOAT News 7 Albuquerque ^ | September 2, 2016 | KOAT TV News
    ALAMOGORDO, N.M. - An Alamogordo police officer was killed Friday morning after a foot chase resulted in a shootout. Officers were patrolling the area of the 600 block of South Florida Avenue when they came in contact with the suspect, who tried fleeing on foot in an alley and then exchanged gunshots with the officers. Officer Clint Corvinus, 33, was transported to the Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center, where he died from his injuries. Corvinus was a 4 1/2-year veteran of the Alamogordo Police Department and was a field training officer at the time of the incident. Corivinus is survived...
  • Adapt Mexico's Immigration Policy

    09/01/2016 8:15:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies ^ | 9/1/2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    One hopes that during his visit with Mexican President Enrique Pena Lieto, Donald Trump reminded him of Mexico’s hypocrisy on border security and immigration control. Trump should remind those who alternately accuse him of a racist immigration stance and then flip-flopping when he softens it that border security could be achieved simply by adapting Mexico’s policies. Appearing on Fox News, Chris Cabrera of the National Border Patrol Council noted that it is a felony just to cross the border into Mexico illegally. There is no green card, no food stamps, or pathway to Mexican citizenship.
  • Voting rights Restored For 13K Felons In Virginia

    08/22/2016 1:42:03 PM PDT · by drewh · 96 replies & AP ^ | August 22, 2016 | By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER Associated Press
    A defiant Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Monday that he again restored the voting rights of about 13,000 felons who served their time after his previous attempt was thwarted by Republican lawmakers and the state Supreme Court. Virginia's highest court ruled in July that governors cannot restore rights en masse, but must consider each offender on a case-by-case basis. That ruling invalidated a sweeping executive order issued by McAuliffe in April that had given back the voting rights of more than 200,000 felons who completed their sentences. McAuliffe blasted the court Monday for ignoring the "the clear text of the...
  • Outrage Building as CNN Associates Black Voters with Felons

    08/21/2016 9:11:16 AM PDT · by wrrock · 27 replies
    butasforme ^ | 8/21/16 | butasforme
    Hashtag #racistcnn is trending on Twitter as people express outrage over headline associating black voters with felons.
  • First Read: What Happens to the Clinton Foundation if Hillary Wins?

    08/13/2016 9:00:53 AM PDT · by Libloather · 64 replies
    With the Clinton Foundation once again the recipient of negative headlines, former Rep. Chris Shays (R-CT) -- another Republican who says he's backing Hillary Clinton -- recommended that the Clinton family should shut down the foundation if she becomes president. "I would sure as heck suggest that they don't have it," Shays said on "MTP Daily" yesterday. Maybe the Clinton Foundation doesn't have to close its doors if Hillary wins in November, but it will be unsustainable -- for the Clintons and for the foundation -- if it's viewed as a conflict of interest. As former GOP Sen. Dick Lugar...
  • McAuliffe begins to grant voting rights for convicted felons individually after court ruling

    07/23/2016 9:52:36 AM PDT · by PROCON · 116 replies ^ | July 22, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Saturday he’s already begun restoring the voting rights of convicted felons one-by-one, after the state Supreme Court rescinded his executive action granting voting rights en masse to more than 200,000 people convicted of serious crimes. “Last night I instructed my staff to comply with the court’s order and individually restore the rights of the more than 13,000 Virginians who had successfully registered to vote following my April 22nd executive order,” Mr. McAuliffe said in an email to supporters. “Soon they will have their rights back and will be able to have a voice in their...
  • Va. Supreme Court strikes down McAuliffe's order on felon voting rights

    07/22/2016 7:33:05 PM PDT · by randita · 19 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 7/22/16 | Graham Moomaw
    The Supreme Court of Virginia on Friday struck down Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s executive order restoring voting rights to 206,000 felons, dealing a severe blow to what the governor has touted as one of his proudest achievements in office. In a 4-3 ruling, the court declared McAuliffe’s order unconstitutional, saying it amounts to a unilateral rewrite and suspension of the state’s policy of lifetime disenfranchisement for felons. The court ordered the Virginia Department of Elections to “cancel the registration of all felons who have been invalidly registered” under McAuliffe’s April 22 executive order and subsequent orders. As of this week, 11,662...
  • Va. Supreme Court overturns felons’ rights restoration

    07/22/2016 3:26:13 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 81 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | July 22, 2016 6:23 pm | Amanda Iacone
    WASHINGTON — The Virginia Supreme Court has struck down executive orders issued by Gov. Terry McAuliffe that would have allowed more than 200,000 felons to register to vote and participate in the November presidential election. The decision, issued late Friday, requires registrars to strike the names of any felons who registered to vote under the umbrella of three executive orders McAuliffe signed this year. The order gives county and state officials a month to strike those names. Chief Justice Donald Lemons wrote the decision. Three justices issued dissenting opinions. In April, McAuliffe restored the civil rights of felons who had...
  • Virginia court invalidates Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s order restoring felon voting rights

    07/22/2016 3:55:51 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 87 replies
    Wa Post ^ | 7 | Fenit Nirappil
    The Supreme Court of Virginia has ruled against Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s order restoring voting rights to more than 200,000 felons who completed their sentences, a decision that dealt a major blow to the Democratic governor and has implications for the November presidential race in the crucial swing state. In a 4-3 ruling issued Friday, the court ruled that McAuliffe overstepped his clemency powers under the state constitution by issuing a sweeping order in April restoring rights to all ex-offenders who are no longer incacerated or on probation or parole. The court agreed with state Republicans who challenge McAuliffe’s order, arguing...
  • Judicial Watch Sues Virginia Gov. McAuliffe Over Executive Order Granting 206,000 Felons Voting...

    06/14/2016 8:26:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 14, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    Full title: Judicial Watch Sues Virginia Gov. McAuliffe Over Executive Order Granting 206,000 Felons Voting Rights (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced that it today filed a lawsuit on behalf of several Virginia voters against Governor Terry McAuliffe and other commonwealth official over McAuliffe’s executive order that attempts to restore voting rights to about 206,000 convicted felons. The lawsuit was filed in the Circuit Court of Bedford County, VA, requesting an injunction preventing the enforcement of ( Walker et al. v. McAuliffe et al. (No. CL16000358-00)). On April 22, 2016, McAuliffe signed an executive order titled “Order for Restoration of...
  • Obama an unindicted co-conspirator in Clinton email felonies?

    06/11/2016 6:49:25 AM PDT · by detective · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 11, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    President Obama has made it official, endorsing Hillary Clinton for president. If elected, she will serve her first term and his third, starting in January 2017 – that is, unless Hillary makes a different kind of history and president Obama is forced to pardon her after a possible and increasingly likely criminal referral by the FBI. There is another wrinkle. In a video of a Fox News interview, posted by Rick Wells on his website,, Fox News contributor Judge Andrew Napolitano tells host Steve Doocy that President Obama may be criminally liable as well: Now that he's formally endorsed...
  • AG Herring to state Supreme Court: Don't rush pace of GOP's suit (felons voting)

    05/28/2016 4:00:39 PM PDT · by randita · 12 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 5/27/16 | Michael Martz
    AG Herring to state Supreme Court: Don't rush pace of GOP's suit By MICHAEL MARTZ Richmond Times-Dispatch | Posted: Friday, May 27, 2016 6:15 pm Attorney General Mark R. Herring has asked the Virginia Supreme Court to slow down General Assembly Republicans who want to rush a decision in their lawsuit to reverse Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s blanket restoration of civil rights to felons who have served their time. The attorney general filed a response on Friday to the GOP motion filed earlier this week to seek expedited hearing of the suit against the governor with aim of preventing Virginians whose...
  • DOJ Decides It Won’t Call People ‘Felons’ Or ‘Convicts’ Because Hurts Their Feelings

    05/06/2016 4:37:39 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 37 replies
    Daily caller ^ | May 4, 2016 | Casey Harper
    An official with the Department of Justice said the agency will no longer call people “felons” or “convicts” after they are released from prison because it is too hard on them emotionally. Assistant Attorney General Karol Mason wrote a piece in The Washington Post Wednesday saying “many of the formerly incarcerated men, women, and young people I talk with say that no punishment is harsher than being permanently branded a ‘felon’ or ‘offender.'” Mason said the decision is not to condone their behavior, but to use words to help them reenter society. In my role as head of the division...
  • Songs to Play in Honor of the 58 Felons Pardoned by Obama...

    05/05/2016 3:01:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Me, Myself, and Irene ^ | 5/5/16 | Nachum
    Well well well... Preezy Obamatron set free his favorite 58 drug dealers from prison today.  Time to celebrate!  After locking your door and valuables, loading your shotgun, time to fire up the record player.. ooops, CD player, ooops, your Ipod and turning the volume up on the speakers it is definitely time to play some tasty tunes.  Tunes DRUGS and thems that sell 'em.  So my fellow FReepers, here is a small list of some of the classic druggy songs that come to mind.  It's is just exactly what that stoner of a presidente' needs after a hard day...
  • Ex-Cons and Federal Employment (Obama all for federal job applicants with criminal records)

    05/03/2016 5:49:55 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 9 replies ^ | 5/1/2016 | Ralph Smith
    Federal human resources (HR) offices (or the current designation for the organization in your agency that hires new employees and performs other traditional human resources functions) are likely have a new task facing them in the near future.President Kennedy rallied an army of young people to federal government service and then put them to work. The administration succeeded in attracting many young people into the ranks of federal employees. By 1975, more than 20% of the federal workforce was under 30.The Obama campaign, channeling the Kennedy mystique, promised to “make government cool again“. Presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett said, “Obama wants...
  • Ex-felons should get right to vote [Florida]

    04/28/2016 8:36:23 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 20 replies ^ | 04/28/2016 | Joe Brown
    Last week, Gov. Terry McAuliffe of Virginia used his executive power to restore voting rights to more than 200,000 felons, circumventing the Republican-run Legislature and overturning a Civil War-era provision in the state's constitution aimed, he said, at disenfranchising black Americans. And why would he do something so radical? "People have served their time and done their probation," said McAuliffe. "I want you back in society. I want you feeling good about yourself. I want you voting, getting a job, paying taxes." And who would be against that? Well, Republicans in Virginia for starters. They accused McAuliffe, a Democrat, of...
  • McAuliffe tells Republicans to 'quit complaining' about felons voting

    04/25/2016 6:03:04 AM PDT · by detective · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 24, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) on Sunday slammed Republicans who have complained about an executive order he signed extending the right to vote in his state to convicted felons who have served their sentences. "Well, I would tell the Republicans, 'Quit complaining and go out and earn these folks' right to vote for you. Go out and talk to them,' " he said in response to a question about people saying his order was an election-year ploy to help Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton.
  • Virginia Gov McAuliffe restored felon voting rights to help Clinton, ‘political opportunism’

    04/23/2016 10:00:20 AM PDT · by topher · 44 replies ^ | 23-April-2016 |
    Virginia Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe restoring voting rights for roughly 200,000 convicted felons is part of a lauded, national effort to reverse sentencing laws that most affect African Americans. But Republicans are suggesting McAuliffe, a long-time Clinton supporter, went too far by including violent criminals and that his move is a “transparent effort to win votes.” The governor’s executive order allows Virginia felons, includes convicted murders and rapists, who by Friday had completed their sentence and finished supervised release, parole or probation requirements to vote in the swing state in the November presidential elections.
  • Virginia Gov. McAuliffe to Restore Rights to 200K Felons

    04/22/2016 4:55:52 PM PDT · by Abiotic · 34 replies
    The Washinton Free Beacon ^ | April 22, 2016 | Morgan Chalfant
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, will sign an order Friday restoring the voting rights of more than 200,000 felons in the state. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported that the unprecedented move will also allow felons living in Virginia to sit on a jury, serve in elected office, or become a notary. The order will effectively restore the civil rights of both nonviolent and violent felons who have served their time in prison and completed parole. According to the McAuliffe administration, the move will affect roughly 206,000 felons currently living in Virginia who have finished their prison sentences but not applied...
  • Gov. McAuliffe’s move on felon rights upends 2017 races [he just turned VA deep blue]

    04/22/2016 4:10:34 PM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/22/16 | Norman Leahy and Paul Goldman
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s (D) unexpected decision to give a blanket, automatic restoration of voting rights to ex-felons – the order covers those convicted of all crimes, non-violent to the most heinous – has upended the 2017 contests for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general. The state’s pundits have been calling McAuliffe’s surprise decision — he never hinted at this while campaigning — a politically motivated effort to help longtime friend Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president. This is based on their belief that African Americans will benefit the most, and skin color determines voting choices today. This belittles...
  • McAuliffe to sign order restoring rights to 206,000 felons

    04/22/2016 8:16:38 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 93 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | 04/22/2016 | JIM NOLAN
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe this morning will sign an order that effectively restores the civil rights, including the right to vote, of more than 200,000 felons in Virginia. The unprecedented move, expected to be announced at an 11 a.m. news conference on Capitol Square, marks a dramatic expansion of policy in restoring the right to vote, to sit on a jury, to serve in elected office or become a notary. Today's order applies to nonviolent and violent felons - a significant departure from a policy embraced in recent years by Democrat and Republican governors to remove the societal obstacles felons face...
  • Give drug felons food stamps, many states now say

    04/18/2016 4:20:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 18, 2016 11:55 AM EDT | Grant Schulte and Scott McFetridge
    Nebraska is desperate to stop the runaway growth of its prison population, but doing so depends a lot on people like Ronald Tillman. Tillman, 54, a paroled drug dealer who suffers from bipolar disease and a debilitating back injury, has lived since his 2013 release solely on his monthly $733 disability check. When his food runs short, he faces a choice that has costly implications for the state — if he gets caught. “Sometimes when you need food, you have to steal it,” said Tillman, a Navy veteran. “I’ve shoplifted a couple of times, just to eat that night and...
  • Rent to a Felon -- Or Else

    04/08/2016 6:10:29 PM PDT · by kevcol · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 8, 2016 | Henry Percy
    The U.S. Department of Housing has just determined that refusing to rent to a convicted felon may be a violation of the Fair Housing Act, and National Public Radio seems to approve. Felons are not a protected class (yet) under the Fair Housing Act, but since the American justice system disproportionately affects persons of color, it's racist to deny felons housing. Note that HUD says may violate the act. That means, all you have to do as a landlord is ignore HUD and then battle it out in court. Feeling lucky? Roll the dice: 40% of the federal judiciary has...
  • Obama: Landlords Are Racists if They Exclude Felons from Housing

    04/07/2016 10:17:27 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-5-2016 | Warner Todd Huston
    President Barack Obama’s administration showed Tuesday that he wants to pressure landlords to ignore the criminal records of would-be renters. One inevitable result is that many law-abiding renters — including many African-Americans — will be forced to unknowingly live alongside felons they wish to avoid. According to Obama’s Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the “disparate impact” theory of racism says landlords are racists if they have a color-blind practice of excluding all felons from their buildings. That color-bind practice is racist, say progressives, because it has a greater impact on African-Americans than on whites. It has a greater...
  • Obama Admin Tells Landlords They Can’t Refuse To House Criminals

    04/04/2016 7:24:14 PM PDT · by massmike · 83 replies ^ | 04/04/2016 | Blake Neff
    The Obama administration released a warning Monday telling the nation’s landlords that it may be discriminatory for them to refuse to rent to those with criminal records. The Fair Housing Act doesn’t include criminals as a protected class, but the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) says refusing to rent based on a criminal record is a form of racial discrimination, due to racial imbalances in the U.S. justice system. For instance, while blacks are about 12 percent of the U.S. population, they are about 36 percent of the prison population. Hispanics are also overrepresented behind bars, though to...
  • Arrest photo of young activist Bernie Sanders emerges from Tribune archives

    02/20/2016 5:54:25 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 50 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2-19-2016 | Katherine Skiba
    Chicago Tribune archival photo of a young man being arrested in 1963 at a South Side protest is Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, his campaign has confirmed, bolstering the candidate's narrative about his civil rights activism. The black-and-white photo shows a 21-year-old Sanders, then a University of Chicago student, being taken by Chicago police toward a police wagon. An acetate negative of the photo was found in the Tribune's archives, said Marianne Mather, a Chicago Tribune photo editor.
  • Marine Allegedly Assaulted At McDonald's, As Gang Yelled 'Do You Believe Black Lives Matter?'

    02/16/2016 5:49:02 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 137 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | 02/15/2016 | Steve Birr
    Marine Allegedly Assaulted Mid-Burger At McDonald's, As Gang Yelled 'Do You Believe Black Lives Matter?' Steve Birr 02/15/2016 A former Marine became the target of an alleged assault in a McDonald's Friday night, as a crowd of youths cornered him and demanded he answer the question, "do you believe black lives matter?" Before knocking him unconscious and robbing him. Christopher Marquez, a veteran of Iraq and recipient of the Bronze Star for valor, said he was dining at a McDonald's in northwest D.C. when a group of black teenagers came up to him and allegedly began harassing him about the...
  • Democrats expand the tent in Maryland… by allowing felons to vote

    02/13/2016 8:34:22 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | February 13,2016 | Jazz Shaw
    The Democrats in Maryland have been in a daze ever since Larry Hogan won the Governors race in November of 2014. How could this have happened? How could a Republican win in a state which is essentially owned and operated by the Democrats who hold a nearly two to one advantage in voter registration? Clearly something had to be done, but the idea of examining their message and policies to find out why their voters were rebelling was out of the question. The obvious answer was to simply round up some additional Democrat voters. But where to find them? Easy...
  • Uh, What: Obama Says Violent Felons Can Just Buy Guns Online

    01/05/2016 11:48:32 AM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies
    townhall ^ | 1/5/16 | Matt Vespa
    It’s the classic facepalm moment when it comes to liberals trying to push their gun control agenda, especially the one peddled by this current administration. Katie wrote about what we could expect from President Obama’s new executive orders on gun regulations last night, which included provisions that are already law. This morning, the president delivered remarks in the East Room of the White House on his new (ish) policies that included this whopper, which the White House Twitter account disseminated for everyone to mock:
  • Analysts Fact Check PolitiFact's Allegation That Ted Cruz Was 'Mostly False' on This Major Claim

    12/09/2015 2:09:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | December 8, 2015 | Tre Goins-Phillips
    TheBlaze TV's Dan Andros and Jason Buttrill ripped into PolitiFact's recent article claiming Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) is "mostly false" for saying the most violent criminals are Democrats....... The PolitiFact piece cites these reasons as to why Cruz's bold claim is inaccurate: the study didn't differentiate between violent and non-violent criminals, the sample only polled criminals from three states and the paper only studied "ex-felons" and not "criminals" - all of which Andros and Buttrill contested. TheBlaze radio host Stu Burguiere said, "First of all, [PolitiFact] admits that research cited by the Cruz campaign supports their claim,...
  • Ted Cruz cited this research...Now the researchers say he’s wrong.

    12/02/2015 8:19:13 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 2 at 10:12 AM | Marc Meredith and Michael Morse
    Ted Cruz cited this research when he said most violent criminals are Democrats. Now the researchers say he’s wrong. In the wake of last week’s shooting at a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Sen. Ted Cruz on Monday claimed that the “overwhelming majority of violent criminals are Democrats.” When asked for evidence, the senator’s campaign cited a paper we published in 2014, in which we present data on the party affiliation of ex-felons in three states. The paper Cruz cited is one in a series of papers in which we have combined public records – from departments of...
  • Kentucky governor restores voting rights of most felons

    11/24/2015 1:56:52 PM PST · by lowbridge · 43 replies
    aol/reuters ^ | november 24, 2015
    Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear on Tuesday signed an executive order restoring voting rights to most felons in state in an action that he said will affect some 180,000 people. Once felons have completed their sentences, including any probation or parole, and have made court-mandated restitution, they will have their rights automatically restored as long as they have no additional cases pending, Beshear said. Previously, felony offenders needed to apply to the governor's office to have their voting rights restored. Now, Beshear said, the Department of Corrections will make the determination. "The old system is unfair," Beshear said. "It's counterproductive. We...
  • Top Hillary Aide Signed, Failed To Comply With State Dept ‘Separation Agreement’

    11/13/2015 12:09:44 PM PST · by Zuben Elgenubi · 32 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 13, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    EXCLUSIVE: Top Hillary Aide Signed, Failed To Comply With State Dept ‘Separation Agreement’ The Daily Caller has exclusively confirmed that a top aide to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signed — but failed to honor — an official “separation agreement,” which required her to surrender all work-related documents when she left office.That aide, Huma Abedin, maintained control of emails she sent and received through a personal email account hosted on Clinton’s private email server for nearly two-and-a-half years after she left the agency in Feb. 2013.In signing the form — called the OF-109 — but failing to turn over State...
  • De Blasio administration joins fight against law that would exclude immigrants, felons from voting

    10/04/2015 4:39:56 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/04/15 | Jennifer Fermino
    EXCLUSIVE: De Blasio administration joins fight against law that would exclude immigrants, felons from voting district count The de Blasio administration has joined a Supreme Court fight that could change the way voting districts are carved up to exclude residents like immigrants and felons from the population count, the Daily News has learned. If successful, Evenwel vs. Abbott would dramatically change the political landscape in immigrant-rich communities like New York, because it would draw districts to include only eligible voters. Immigrants, felons who have lost the right to vote and children would be excluded. In court papers filed last week,...
  • Four day sweep in Southern California turns up hundreds of illegal alien felons

    09/01/2015 10:30:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/01/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    With all the stories we wind up covering which involve illegal aliens being caught, released, and left to roam around, it’s nice to see a report of ICE going out there and getting something done. That was apparently the case in Southern California this week, where agents were rude enough to identify hundreds of illegal immigrants with felony records (including murder), round them up and schedule them to exit the country. More than 240 people were taken into federal custody last week across Southern California after a four-day sweep for immigrants with criminal records in the country illegally, authorities...
  • Obama Writes Personal Letters to 46 Felons; No Contact with Kathryn Steinle’s Family

    07/15/2015 6:56:39 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/13/15 | Joel B. Pollak
    Nearly two weeks after 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle was murdered on San Francisco’s Pier 14 by an illegal alien and convicted felon who was released from prison earlier this year, President Barack Obama has failed to contact the victim’s family or mention her in public. Yet Obama took the time to write (and release) 46 personal letters this month to felons imprisoned for non-violent drug offenses whose sentences he has commuted. Like the 46 felons to whom Obama wrote, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez had served time for non-violent offenses, some of them drug-related. After his arrest, Lopez-Sanchez, who had been deported five...
  • Illegal immigrants responsible for almost three-fourths of federal drug possession sentences in 2014

    07/08/2015 6:54:15 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/8/15 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Of the more than 2,200 people who received federal sentences for drug possession in fiscal year 2014, almost three-quarters of them were illegal immigrants, according to new data from the United States Sentencing Commission. Illegal immigrants also made up more than one-third of all federal sentences, that data said. The commission's data showed a slight decline in the total number of illegal alien sentences from 2013 to 2014, but still showed that the illegal population is a major contributor to federal crimes in America. In 2013, illegal immigrants were responsible for 38.6 percent of all federal sentencing, and that dropped...
  • Phyllis Schlafly: Hillary's Plans to Stuff the Ballot Box in 2016

    06/08/2015 2:47:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 9, 2015 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Hillary Clinton has laid out her game plan for winning back the White House for herself and her husband next year. Let's hope Republicans were paying attention. She apparently decided it won't be enough to rely on the 66 million people who voted twice for Barack Obama, many of whom are disillusioned by the failure of "hope and change." Obama promised an end to wars in the Middle East, a more prosperous economy for the average American and more harmonious race relations, but all three problems have only gotten worse. Seeing as Clinton won't have the youthful exuberance that propelled...
  • Minnesota felons should finish full sentences before being allowed to vote

    05/07/2015 5:40:08 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 39 replies
    Duluth News Tribune ^ | 5-3-15 | Andrew Cilek
    There is a good reason liberal lawmakers and governors across the country are eager to pass laws allowing felons to vote. A recent study conducted by the Academy of Political and Social Sciences indicates that seven out of 10 convicts register as Democrats.The DFL-controlled Senate in Minnesota is leading the way with its recent passage of a bill allowing felons to vote while still on parole or probation. Proponents of changing the law are focused almost entirely on what they view as good for the felon rather than being concerned with the rights of law-abiding citizens. Proponents claim that allowing...
  • Obama ENDS program that deported 283,000 criminal aliens after promising to expel felons

    11/23/2014 2:47:25 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 39 replies ^ | November 21, 2014 | David Martosko
    Along with his more sensationalized executive order granting some illegal immigrants a chance to stay in the U.S. without fear of deportation, President Barack Obama quietly ended a controversial program on Thursday that had deported 283,000 of them after they were arrested for crimes other than border-crossing. The Secure Communities program has been in place in limited form since 2006, and expanded nationwide in 2008. It allowed local law enforcement to hold arrestees and convicts 48 hours after they were officially bailed or released, if they were in the county illegally, so federal agents could pick them up and start...
  • ACLU lawsuit challenges Iowa’s felon voting rules

    11/08/2014 6:12:03 AM PST · by iowamark · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 7, 2014 | Ryan J. Foley
    The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Friday challenging Iowa’s tough policies that bar felons from voting, seeking to restore the right to thousands of former offenders before the 2016 presidential election. The case aims to end confusion over rules that followed a 2011 policy change by Gov. Terry Branstad and a criminal investigation into people who improperly voted. Iowa is among three states where felons cannot vote after completing their sentences unless their rights are restored by the governor. “The widespread denial of voting rights on the basis of a felony conviction is the single biggest denial of...
  • Felons and Guns in Minnesota

    11/02/2014 5:10:03 PM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A recent report on how judges sentence felons who are convicted of gun crimes in Minnesota reveals some information that is not obvious.    KSTP spent weeks analysing more than 1,800 cases involving crimes with guns and felons in possession of guns in Minnesota.   They found that in many of the situations, no jail time was added because of the gun offense.   One case is presented, which one might assume, would be one of the most egregious.   The suspect, August Fleming, was charged with second degree assault and with being a felon in possession of a firearm.    It is clear...
  • U.S. Sen. Rand Paul tells N. Ky chamber U.S. will have to wait on repatriation tax breaks

    07/26/2014 12:10:04 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 2 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 7/25/2014 | Don Weber
    COVINGTON – U.S. Senator Rand Paul told members of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce on Friday that he is hopeful that legislation which would lower the tax on foreign corporate profits for U. S. corporations might have chance of passing, just not right now. The bill would allow companies like Apple to bring profits back to the United States at reduced tax rate. A similar tax holiday was enacted in 2004. Paul, who was speaking at the chamber’s government forum, said that the legislation probably would not come up for a vote this summer, but could see action at...