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  • Local federal judge resigns after harassment reprimand

    02/20/2020 7:56:40 AM PST · by stan_sipple · 24 replies
    KSHB KANSAS CITY ^ | 02/18/2020 | 41 ACTION NEWS STAFF
    U.S. District Court Judge Carlos Murguia will resign from the bench effective April 1, 2020. In a resignation letter addressed to President Trump, Murguia wrote, “I have been honored to serve in this position since 1999, and my tenure on the Court has been the highlight of my professional life. In recent months, it has become clear that I can no longer effectively serve the Court in this capacity.” Murguia, a native of Kansas City, Kansas, was publicly reprimanded Sept. 30, 2019, by the Judicial Council of the Tenth Circuit. The Council found that Murguia “gave preferential treatment and unwanted...
  • Leaked Documents Reveal Expansive Soros Funding to Manipulate Federal Elections

    11/08/2016 5:33:43 AM PST · by tekrat · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/7/2016 | J. CHRISTIAN ADAMS
    Leaked funding documents reveal an effort by George Soros and his foundations to manipulate election laws and process rules ahead of the federal election far more expansively than has been previously reported. The billionaire and convicted felon moved hundreds of millions of dollars into often-secret efforts to change election laws, fuel litigation to attack election integrity measures, push public narratives about voter fraud, and to integrate the political ground game of the left with efforts to scare racial minority groups about voting rights threats. These Soros-funded efforts moved through dozens of 501(c)(3) and (c)(4) charities and involved the active compliance with civil rights groups, government...
  • Julián Castro Calls for Change in Order of Primaries — ‘I Don’t Believe That We’re the Same Country

    11/11/2019 6:20:34 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/10/2019 | Trent Baker
    Democratic presidential hopeful and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro on Sunday called for a change in the order of the states for presidential primaries. Castro reasoned on MSNBC’s “Kasie DC” that the “country has changed a lot” in the last 50 years and Iowa and New Hampshire are no longer “reflective” of the United States nor the Democratic Party.
  • MSNBC Contributor Rages at NY Times: Democrats -- Er, Americans -- Expect Liberal Spin

    09/22/2019 11:49:10 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Lord knows, the New York Times serves as a reliable media arm of the DNC. But let the newspaper stray from that mission for a millisecond, and the liberal establishment will come down on it like a ton of bricks. On Joy Reid's show today, MSNBC contributor Maria Teresa Kumar of Voto Latino was furious at the Times in general, and its Ken Vogel in particular, for reporting the story of how Joe Biden intervened to have fired the prosecutor who was investigating a company that was paying Biden's son Hunter. At one point, Kumar made a telling slip of...
  • WATCH: Castro Insinuates Gun Owners Are Paranoid Believing The Government Can Become Tyrannical

    09/03/2019 9:31:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 56 replies ^ | 9/2/2019 | Beth Baumann
    Former Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary turned 2020 presidential candidate Julian Castro appears to be taking a play out of Sen. Kamala Harris' (D-CA) gun control playbook. Over the last few months, Harris has made it very clear that if elected president, she would give Congress 100 days to take up "common sense" gun legislation (translation: gun control). If they fail to act, she would use executive action to make her gun control agenda a reality. During an interview on NBC News, Castro reiterated a similar position. "If I were president right now I would do two things: first...
  • Judge whose sister heads La Raza rules law against illegal immigrants is unconstitutional

    08/23/2019 11:39:30 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 29 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 23 August 2019 | Daniel Horowitz
    Judge Carlos Murguia of the U.S. District Court of Kansas...vacated the convictions of two illegal aliens...who were convicted in August 2018 by a jury for conspiring to encourage illegal aliens to remain here through employment at a drywall company in Lawrence, Kansas...This law has been on the books in some form for over 130 years.
  • Judge rules 130-year law against encouraging illegal immigrants is unconstitutional

    08/23/2019 4:32:21 PM PDT · by DFG · 43 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 08/23/2019 | Daniel Horowitz
    Imagine if Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or Rashida Tlaib got to single-handedly veto sovereignty legislation dating back to the 1880s just like a president could veto a new bill passed by Congress this session. Imagine if they could unilaterally abolish ICE and declare open borders, except, unlike a president, they wouldn’t have to stand for re-election. Well, that is exactly the situation this week with a single federal judge. Thanks to Republicans agreeing to the notion that judges – even lower court judges – have direct veto power over legislation, a foundational immigration law has just been “vetoed.” KCUR-FM reports that on...
  • Six officials at nonprofit, which runs migrant child shelters, earned more than $1 million

    07/17/2019 8:20:31 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 17, 2019 | Mark Berman
    Six high-ranking employees at a nonprofit organization housing thousands of migrant children for the federal government made at least $1 million for their work in 2017, according to tax filings released Tuesday.
  • Presidential Candidate Julian Castro’s Mother Helped Found a Racist Hate Group

    07/13/2019 3:53:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | July 13, 2019 | Humberto Fontova
    “Trump's father, Fred Trump, was arrested after a KKK riot in Queens, New York, in 1927.” (Newsweek, 1/15/18.)“In 1927, Donald Trump’s Father was arrested after a Klan Riot in Queens.” Washington Post (2/29/16.)(Turns out, the “KKK riot” was in fact a Memorial Day Parade in which a few Klan members—minus robes and hoods—participated. And Fred Trump was not among those, as clarified by the Washington Examiner.)  Nonetheless, it appears that the mainstream media regards the political associations of a U.S. president (or U.S. Presidential candidate’s) parent—however brief, tenuous, ancient or bogus-- of enormous import. No?Fine. Then let’s apply the same...
  • NPR FACT CHECK: Trump Wrongly States Obama Administration Had Child Separation Policy

    07/01/2019 6:04:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    NPR ^ | Brian Naylor
    President Trump repeated a false claim to reporters Tuesday, wrongly blaming the Obama administration for instituting a policy in which children were separated from their parents at the Southern border. "I'm the one that stopped it," Trump said. "President Obama had child separation." Trump made the comments during a photo op prior to his meeting with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. Asked whether the administration was considering reinstating the policy of child separation to curb the number of migrant families crossing the border from Mexico, Trump responded that "We're not looking to do it." But he seemed to imply it was...
  • Say Goodbye to Texas

    06/27/2019 6:02:50 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 85 replies
    Takimag ^ | 6/24/19 | Jim Goad
    I always liked the idea of Texas—a massive, arrogant, sun-scorched, red-blooded homeland for impenitent cattle rustlers who provided a cultural counterpoint to the sniffly, snobby classes of the Eastern seaboard. Back when America was all about expansion rather than retreat, Texas was far more American than anything you could scrape up from either coastline.
  • New NYC education bombshell: DOE may have claimed Asian students benefit from ‘white supremacy’

    05/26/2019 8:15:48 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 30 replies
    The New York Post ^ | May 26, 2019 | New York Post
    A city DOE-sponsored panel designed to combat racism told parents that Asian-American students “benefit from white supremacy” and “proximity to white privilege,” an outraged mom told The Post. The comments drew backlash from some parents and Asian activists, but not the Department of Education, which neither denied nor denounced them. The panel was helmed by the Center for Racial Justice in Education, a group being paid about $400,000 by the DOE, led by Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza, to conduct near-weekly training sessions throughout the city to address what it believes is rampant racism infecting schools.
  • Identity Politics and Class Warfare Define Julian Castro 2020 Campaign

    02/04/2019 1:42:46 PM PST · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 2/4/2019 | M Boyle
    28:55 Perhaps it was fitting that in the moments that Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam first came under fire late last week for a yearbook photograph portraying two men in racially insensitive manners–one in blackface, the other donning Ku Klux Klan robes–former Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julian Castro was the first 2020 Democrat hopeful to call on Northam to resign. Castro was out with a statement before any of his 2020 rivals—declared or considering—and was perhaps the boldest, directly calling on Northam to resign immediately. “It doesn’t matter if he is a Republican or a Democrat,” Castro tweeted. “This...
  • TV One Guest Claims Trump Supporters Want 'Eugenics,' to 'Eliminate' Minorities

    01/15/2019 8:29:12 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 44 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | January 15, 2019 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Friday's News One Now on TV One, substitute host Michelle Bernard presided over a panel in which one guest asserted that the push to repeal ObamaCare by Donald Trump supporters is fueled by a desire for "eugenics" against minorities to bolster "white supremacy." She further claimed that there was a desire to "eliminate" and "annihilate" minorities. Neither host Bernard nor even the token Republican on the panel voiced any disagreement with her incendiary claims.
  • Julián Castro throws his sombrero in the ring

    01/15/2019 9:49:58 AM PST · by rktman · 18 replies ^ | 1/15/2019 | Peter Barry Chowka
    Early in the new year, the first of what are expected to be several dozen Democratic presidential wannabes are making preliminary announcements to supporters and the media of their intentions to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020. The first Latino politician out of the gate is Julián Castro, who announced his candidacy on Saturday, January 12. Castro is the 44-year-old former mayor of San Antonio who served as the secretary of housing and urban development during the last three years of the Obama administration. He is the grandson of a Mexican woman who "crossed" to the U.S. in 1922. Almost...
  • Parents wonder if kids are learning amid Los Angeles strike

    01/14/2019 6:44:12 PM PST · by mdittmar · 34 replies
    ap ^ | 1/14/2019 | CHRISTOPHER WEBER
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A skeleton crew of substitutes welcomed students to Los Angeles schools Monday as tens of thousands of teachers walked off the job for the first time in three decades, but parents wondered how much their kids were learning in the nation’s second-largest school district.
  • DC and Puerto Rico share the long-ignored dream of statehood

    01/14/2019 3:49:19 PM PST · by SMGFan · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 14, 2019 | Andrés L. Córdova, opinion contributor
    Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico share the fundamental aspiration of statehood, although framed within different historical and constitutional contexts. Both jurisdictions are subject to the powers of Congress and have one non-voting member in the House of Representatives. There is also a broad recognition by the majority of the American citizens in each jurisdiction that the only way they can each achieve effective and politically meaningful representation in Congress is through statehood.
  • US has become much less inclusive, report says. (Major hurl alert)

    12/31/2018 9:36:54 AM PST · by aimhigh · 39 replies ^ | 12/31/2018 | HARMEET KAUR, CNN
    If it feels like the US has become increasingly divided along race, gender, and other identity lines — it's because it has. A report released by the Haas Institute at the University of California-Berkeley last week found that the US has become less inclusive -- in other words, less welcoming to women, minority groups and people with disabilities -- compared to the rest of the world since 2016. . . . .Meanwhile, the five least inclusive states have all enacted anti-Sharia laws, an indicator that the Haas Institute used to predict discrimination against all religious minorities.
  • Julián Castro calls Latinos to action as he moves toward 2020 run

    12/12/2018 8:45:19 AM PST · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 12/12/2018 | Alexandra Villarreal
    The former San Antonio mayor and secretary of housing and urban development (Hud) under Barack Obama has already held events with prospective donors for a 2020 campaign. He told Rolling Stone in October that he is “likely” to run. Among all of the speculated contenders in the 2020 presidential race, Castro will probably be the only prominent Latino Democrat. The 44-year-old has been a rising star in the Democratic party since he became mayor of one of the country’s largest cities in 2009. Three years later, he was the first Latino to give a keynote speech at the Democratic national...
  • Julián Castro Gives His Clearest Signal Yet He’s Running in 2020

    10/17/2018 6:41:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | October 16, 2018 | Andy Kroll
    Julián Castro, the former San Antonio mayor and secretary of Housing and Urban Development for President Obama whose 2012 Democratic National Convention speech transformed him into a national leader overnight, is a hard man to keep track of. For months, the 44-year-old Castro has been hopscotching between Nevada, Florida, Arizona and other battleground states to campaign for Democrats ahead of the 2018 midterms. He dutifully trekked to the Iowa State Fair in August for a turn on the famous political soapbox. Last weekend, Castro was back in Iowa to stump for Democrat J.D. Scholten, who is challenging alt-right-winger and neo-Nazi...