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  • Congressman Luis Gutierrez Handcuffed & Escorted Out of Chicago ICE Office

    03/14/2017 4:28:35 PM PDT · by ReformedMedia · 27 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 03-14-2017 | Tim Brown
    Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) was handcuffed and escorted out of the Immigration and Customs Office in Chicago on Monday after he refused to leave when asked. Gutierrez, who advocates for a number of changes to immigration law in the united States attended a meeting between ICE and immigration lawyers, activists, community leaders and other elected representatives, according to NBC Chicago. “They were asking about specific cases and about the general conduct of ICE and deportations,” said Doug Rivlin, Gutierrez's director of communications. Here are a series of tweets from Rep. Gutierrez of what took place. https://twitter.com/RepGutierrez/status/841305270043181057 https://twitter.com/RepGutierrez/status/841337720710537216 https://twitter.com/RepGutierrez/status/841355062836396033 https://twitter.com/RepGutierrez/status/841388110357381121 https://twitter.com/RepGutierrez/status/841389015836315651 This...
  • Rep. Gutierrez Handcuffed in ICE Office After Bringing Demands, Staging Sit-in

    03/14/2017 6:39:38 AM PDT · by billorites · 47 replies
    PJMedia ^ | March 13, 2017 | Bridget Johnson
    Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) got handcuffed in an Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Chicago today after arriving with a list of demands and staging a sit-in. One of the things the congressman was protesting was a series of tweets issued by ICE last week warning that those covered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program weren't necessarily safe from removal. "DACA is not a protected legal status, but active DACA recipients are typically a lower level of enforcement priority," ICE tweeted. "Deferred action may be revoked anytime especially when someone commits a crime or poses a national security...
  • Congressional Hispanic Caucus requests meeting with ICE officials after raids

    02/11/2017 2:33:23 PM PST · by jazusamo · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 11, 2017 | Mallory Shelbourne
    © Greg Nash The Congressional Hispanic Caucus is requesting a meeting with U.S. Immigration and Customs and Enforcement (ICE) officials over recent raids on undocumented immigrants. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-N.M.), who chairs the caucus, sent a letter to ICE asking for “an open and candid discussion” on the enforcement changes, saying the raids "have struck fear in the hearts of the immigrant community.” “It is critical that we meet with you in person immediately to discuss the impact these raids have had on our communities as well as obtain clarifying guidance on how ICE policies will differ from...
  • Rep. Gutiérrez: Trump Softening On DREAMers Shows Our Pressure Is Working

    12/08/2016 8:43:38 AM PST · by Rufus2007 · 55 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 8, 2016 | Caroline May
    President-Elect Donald Trump’s softer stance on so-called DREAMers demonstrates that Democratic pressure is having an impact on the billionaire businessman, according to one of Congress’ most vocal amnesty advocates. “My reaction is, it’s working. It’s working. The fact that we are raising the issue of the DREAMers is working. The pressure is beginning to reverberate in his own comments. Let’s keep it up,” Illinois Democrat Rep. Luis Gutiérrez said Wednesday, during the unveiling of House Democrats’ latest call for a presidential pardon of DREAMers granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) or — as critics have called it — executive...
  • AP Pic Of Biden Trashing American Flag Up On Yahoo

    09/07/2008 5:53:17 AM PDT · by pjsbro · 84 replies · 557+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 08/28/2008 | (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
    Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., his wife, Jill, center, and Michelle Obama, wife of Democratic presidential nominee, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., applaud during talk on the final night at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
  • What I've Learned: Jorge Ramos (On Donald Trump)

    07/06/2016 3:13:29 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 32 replies
    Esquire ^ | 7/6/2016 | Cal Fussman
    For years, Jorge Ramos has been the face of Univision, America's most influential Spanish-language news channel. Although seen by millions of people, for a time he was largely unknown to just as many. But then he stood up to Donald Trump, further solidifying himself as the voice of Latino voters. He also does a show for millennial viewers on Fusion, which broadens his base. It's been a long journey for the fifty-eight-year-old, who came to America as an immigrant and, as he says here, is inspired by de Tocqueville. I learned very early on that I had to question everything,...
  • Obama’s DOJ to ‘Look Into’ Challenging SCOTUS on Executive Amnesty

    06/29/2016 4:52:10 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 39 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 6/28/2016 | Brandon Darby
    U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch is looking into options to challenge a Supreme Court ruling that effectively determined a lower court’s decision neutering President Obama’s executive amnesty would stand. The ruling would help to prevent Obama from ignoring U.S. laws and from allowing many illegal aliens to stay in the U.S. without deportation. The statements from Attorney General Lynch were made during an interview with Reuters. The Reuters writer appears to have confused the ruling, as SCOTUS did not make the decision to block President Obama’s executive amnesty, they simply tied in their decision–which led to the Fifth Circuit’s ruling...
  • VIDEO: ISIS Threatens San Francisco — Sort Of

    06/27/2016 9:17:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Mon, Jun 27, 2016 | Max DeNike
    San Francisco has the unfortunate honor of appearing in a new propaganda video for the Islamic State released Sunday, no doubt to coincide with the city’s massive Pride celebration, since persecution of LGBT people is a hallmark of deranged fundamentalists. Several alleged terrorists appear on screen to praise Omar Mateen, the Orlando gay nightclub shooter, and Larossi Abballa, the man who attacked a French police officer and his family June 13, the day after the Orlando shooting. The trio reportedly encourages more attacks in the U.S. and Europe, and this is when the footage of San Francisco starts to roll...
  • Harbinger Of The Future: 7 Times Militant Progressive Left Used Violence To Shut Down Trump

    06/25/2016 12:56:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 25, 2016 | Nicholas Gilbertson
    As presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump gears up for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July – where he is almost certain to face angry progressive protesters – Breitbart News has compiled a list of the worst examples of anti-Trump violence so far this year. Below is a list of some of the most violent progressive demonstrations that have happened at Trump events across the country throughout the GOP primaries—a harbinger of what is likely to come in the days, weeks and months ahead. In one case, an anti-Trump protester even tried to murder Trump just this week. As...
  • Democratic platform drafters align on Israeli-Palestinian stance

    06/23/2016 8:01:06 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 6 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | June 23, 2016
    Two delegates to the Democratic Party’s platform drafting committee — one appointed by Hillary Clinton and the other by Bernie Sanders — said the platform must reflect the hardships faced both by Israelis and Palestinians. [Reps. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., and Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., appointed by Sanders and Clinton respectively, said] “Palestinians struggle under an unjust occupation that deprives them of the rights, opportunities and independence that they deserve. That is the reality of a conflict that has gone on for far too long and at a terrible cost.” The statement was released by J Street, the liberal Middle East policy...
  • Luis Gutierrez Paid His Wife Over $300,000 From Campaign Funds

    06/23/2016 7:20:09 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 25 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 23 June 2016 | Joe Schoffstall
    Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D., Ill.) has paid his wife and daughters hundreds of thousands of dollars from his campaign’s coffer since 2010, according to campaign finance data. Gutierrez, who was first elected to Congress in 1993, brought his wife, Soraida Gutierrez, onto his campaign’s payroll six years ago to act as his office manager, treasurer, and fundraiser. Soraida Gutierrez was a registered lobbyist in the state of Illinois from 2003 to 2009 before joining Gutierrez for Congress. She has since raked in more than $300,000 for her work on behalf of the committee while being the top recipient of campaign...
  • Why Does President Obama’s Twitter Account Follow Porn Stars?

    05/14/2016 8:47:03 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    fastcompany.com ^ | 5/13/16 | Sarah Kessler
    President Obama’s Twitter account, which is run by his "Organizing for Action" staff, follows 636,000 accounts. Many of them you might expect: Michelle Obama, Joe Biden, John Kerry. Even Mariah Carey and Snoop Dogg don't really raise an eyebrow. But several accounts on the presidential follow list fit a different theme: Asa Akira, a porn star who has 653,000 followers and, in her Twitter bio, states "I have an award-winning a****le." Joanna Angel (390,000 followers), who describes herself as a "multiple award winning punk porno princess;" Penthouse Pet Of The Year Nikki Benz (808,000 followers); and Ashley Steel (138,000 followers),...
  • Chicago man drives 1,200 miles to deliver 49 handmade wooden crosses to Orlando

    06/19/2016 4:24:02 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19 June 2016 | Anneta Konstantinides For Dailymail.com
    As Orlando continues to reel a week after the worst mass shooting in US history consumed the city in tragedy, one Chicago man is traveling thousands of miles to deliver comfort. Greg Zanis, 65, drove 1,200 miles from his home to the Orlando Regional Medical Center to deliver 49 wooden crosses he made by hand. Each of the three-foot-tall white crosses bears the name of the 49 victims who were murdered at the gay nightclub Pulse during Latin night on June 12.
  • Singer on Mexican 'The Voice' dies in Chicago after shooting

    06/19/2016 5:44:34 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 37 replies
    MSN AP ^ | June 19, 2016
    CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago singer who appeared on the Mexican version of "The Voice" in 2011 has died after he was shot in an ambush while celebrating his birthday with friends. The Cook County Medical Examiner's office confirmed that 45-year-old Alejandro "Jano" Fuentes died on Saturday. He was shot three times in the head late Thursday outside his Tras Bambalinas School on Chicago's southwest side.
  • Innocent Chicago woman gunned down outside Starbucks one block from police headquarters

    05/21/2016 9:54:18 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 33 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 21 May 2016 | Christopher Brennan
    A Chicago woman was gunned down coming out of a Starbucks on Friday, the victim of gang-related violence just one block from the city’s police headquarters.
  • Sen. Cruz: The Admin’s Refusal to Confront Radical Islamic Terrorism Has Made America Less Safe

    06/18/2016 11:32:55 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 34 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 16 , 2016 | Sen. Ted Cruz
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today delivered a speech on the Senate floor, emphasizing the need to address the growing threat of radical Islamic terrorism in the wake of the horrific act of terror in Orlando last weekend. Sen. Cruz specifically called on Congress to take up and pass his Expatriate Terrorist Act (ETA) and Terrorist Refugee Infiltration Prevention Act (TRIPA) in order to better secure our country.
  • Rep. Jolly drops out of Florida Senate race as Rubio speculation mounts

    06/17/2016 1:28:30 PM PDT · by TheBigB · 15 replies
    One of the top Florida Republicans running for Marco Rubio's Senate seat announced Friday he's dropping out of the race, fueling speculation that Rubio himself is preparing to reverse course and seek re-election to the seat. Rep. David Jolly, who indicated earlier this week he was getting ready to bow out, confirmed Friday he will seek re-election to the House. "It's clear the opportunity to change Washington, to do right by my community, is to simply ask for the opportunity to keep doing my job," he said in a statement. The move comes as party elders increase pressure on Rubio...
  • WATCH: Ted Cruz Blasts Democrat ‘Political Gamesmanship’ in Wake of Orlando Terror Attack

    06/17/2016 5:19:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 104 replies
    conservativereview.com ^ | 6/16/2016 | Chris Pandolfo
    On Thursday Senator Ted Cruz took to the Senate floor to address the Islamic terrorist attack in Orlando. The speech he gave should be the standard Republican response to the left’s deflection towards gun-control instead of addressing the real issue at hand: defeating radical Islamic terrorism.
  • Average Chicago property tax bill up nearly 13 percent

    06/14/2016 2:15:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 6/14/2016 | Hal Dardick
    Chicago homeowners should brace themselves for sticker shock when they open their mailbox at the end of the month: property tax bills on average 13 percent higher than last year. The big increase is mostly being driven by the record tax increase Mayor Rahm Emanuel engineered last fall to fix city pension funds for police officers and firefighters. Cook County Clerk David Orr released tax rate figures Monday, revealing the practical effects of City Hall's painful decision. The owner of a single-family home with the current average sale price of about $225,000 can expect to see a property tax bill...
  • San Jose Police arrest suspect from Donald Trump rally

    06/12/2016 7:44:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    KRON-TV ^ | June 11, 2016 | Yama Hazheer
    SAN JOSE (KRON) — Officers arrested a 24-year-old man Friday after they had released a photo of him, along with others, asking the public to help identify suspects connected to assaults that happened during a rally for Donald Trump in San Jose last week. Officers arrested San Jose resident Anthony Yi on suspicion of robbery, assault and battery, according to police. The arrest stems from three separate incidents in which Yi allegedly robbed one victim and then assaulted two other people at the rally, police said. The rally, which drew hundreds of protestors, occurred on June 2 outside the San...
  • A Trump supporter tells what happened inside the UIC Pavillion last Friday night

    06/12/2016 5:47:31 AM PDT · by SteveH · 38 replies
    the illinois review (typepad blog) ^ | march 17, 2016 | suzanne monk
    Image 1-3 It has taken me a few days to be ready to write this, but it's important folks know what happened. I arrived at the rally [Friday afternoon March 11th] around 2:30pm. There were lines around the building on both sides. A small contingent of protestors had gathered on the corner kitty corner from the [Univerity of Illinois - Chicago] Pavillion. There were - what I thought at the time - way too many police. Was I wrong! I met a few friends, grabbed a spot in line, busted out my Uncle Sam hat and Trump flag and sat...
  • Donald Trump’s Opponents Call for Violence At Rally: ‘Fascism Wants Us to Peacefully Resist’

    06/11/2016 2:14:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 10, 2016 | Katie McHugh
    A flyer circulated before Donald Trump’s Friday rally in Richmond, Virginia, called for violence and declared “passive resistance … has no effect on heartless racists.” Under a headline of “Self-Defense,” the flyer reads: We fully support your right to self-defense, we do not expect you to take a beating by Trump goons in order to “look good.” Your safety is important, protect yourself. Fascism wants us to peacefully resist while it steamrolls us. We take our inspiration from the workers of Spain who rose up by the millions to fight fascism when it came to their country. Passive resistance works...
  • Donald Trump’s Advice to Panicked Republicans: Man Up

    06/08/2016 8:12:23 PM PDT · by detective · 162 replies
    MSN News ^ | 8 June 2016 | CARL HULSE
    Donald J. Trump has some advice for panicked Republicans in Washington who are melting down over his most incendiary statements: Man up. “Politicians are so politically correct anymore, they can’t breathe,”Mr. Trump said in an interview Tuesday afternoon as fellow Republicans forcefully protested his ethnically charged criticism of a federal judge overseeing a lawsuit against the defunct Trump University. “The people are tired of this political correctness when things are said that are totally fine,” he said during an interlude in a day of exceptional stress in the Trump campaign. “It is out of control. It is gridlock with their...
  • Law professor backs Donald Trump’s conflict-of-interest charge against federal judge

    06/09/2016 3:36:52 AM PDT · by Enchante · 41 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 8, 2016 | S.A. Miller
    A Washington D.C. law professor has given credence to Donald Trump’s charge that U.S. District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel has a conflict of interest in a court case involving the likely Republican presidential nominee, saying the judge’s affiliation with a group that advocated for illegal immigrants creates “an appearance of impropriety.” Mr. Curiel’s membership and active role in the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association, whether or not it creates an actual bias, is enough to disqualify him from presiding over the case, said Victor Williams, a professor at Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law. “The standard isn’t that one...
  • Trump Is Right to be Suspicious of Judge- “La Raza” means “Master Race.”

    06/09/2016 4:25:20 AM PDT · by SJackson · 35 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 6-9-16 | Matthew Vadum
    Trump Is Right to be Suspicious of Judge And sorry, lefties: “La Raza” means “Master Race.” June 9, 2016 Matthew Vadum    Donald Trump has every right to question the impartiality of a “pro-Mexican” judge presiding over the Trump University lawsuit and doing so does not make him a racist or a bigot of any kind. The stampede of weak-kneed Republican office-holders tripping over each other in a frenzied rush to denounce the presumptive GOP nominee for president shows how the Left’s pathological ideas about race continue to dominate the thinking even of so-called conservatives who ought to know better....
  • HE HISPANIC NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION REJECTS TRUMP'S RACIST ASSERTIONS

    06/09/2016 4:22:46 AM PDT · by SJackson · 63 replies
    THE HISPANIC NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION REJECTS TRUMP'S RACIST ASSERTIONS Washington, DC –­­­­ The Hispanic National Bar Association represents the interests of nearly 54 million Hispanics/Latinos in the United States, which is approximately 17% of the U.S. population. By his recent derogatory remarks about Mexican immigrants, Donald Trump’s disrespect of such a large segment of the population of America is not only unbelievable, but outright wrong. His comment that Mexico only sends rapists and criminals to the United States reveals a racist nature that cannot and will not go unnoticed by the Hispanic National Bar Association nor the Latino community. Those...
  • Ronald Reagan’s Son: My Dad Wouldn’t Support Trump

    06/08/2016 7:24:52 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 110 replies
    Monday saw many of Donald Trump's fellow Republicans express their displeasure at his comments about Judge Gonzalo Curiel, whom Trump says can't make an impartial ruling in a lawsuit involving Trump University because of his Mexican heritage. Newt Gingrich called his attacks "inexcusable," and Paul Ryan said the comments are "based on reasoning I don't relate to." But the GOP front-runner also received a rebuff from beyond the grave from one of the most important Republican figureheads of all time: Ronald Reagan. Okay, so Reagan didn't actually manifest to dissuade voters from supporting Trump — instead, his son Michael Reagan...
  • Paul Ryan Calls Donald Trump’s Attack on Judge ‘Racist,’ but Backs Him Still

    06/07/2016 8:29:15 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 78 replies
    New York Times ^ | JUNE 7, 2016 | DAVID M. HERSZENHORN
    WASHINGTON — Speaker Paul D. Ryan on Tuesday called Donald J. Trump’s criticism of a Hispanic-American judge “the textbook definition of a racist comment” and said he “regrets” the remark. But Mr. Ryan also reiterated his support for Mr. Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, against Hillary Clinton. “I disavow these comments — I regret those comments that he made,” Mr. Ryan said after announcing a new Republican anti-poverty initiative in Anacostia, an overwhelmingly black neighborhood in Washington. “Claiming a person can’t do their job because of their race is sort of like the textbook definition of a racist comment,”...
  • Understanding The Changes With the RNC Hispanic Media Director and Beyond

    06/02/2016 10:11:17 AM PDT · by onyx · 17 replies
    Understanding The Changes With the RNC Hispanic Media Director and Beyond… Posted on June 2, 2016 by sundance The Washington Post reports today that Ruth Guerra, RNC Hispanic Media Director, has resigned and will be replaced by Jeb Bush GOPe operative and campaign adviser Helen Aguirre Ferre.Leaving the RNC Ruth Guerra will now go to American Action Network an organization that aides enlistment of, and protection for, Republican House members. Helen Ferre will take up the Media Director position in DC and work with GOPe/RNC leadership including Paul Ryan.Understanding The Shift – To understand what’s going on, a person must first...
  • Sanders' pro-Palestine backers could spark uproar at Dem convention

    06/01/2016 6:01:05 PM PDT · by SJackson · 25 replies
    'Justice for Palestinians cannot be attained without the lifting of the occupation,' Cornel West was quoted as saying by 'The New York Times' on Wednesday. The Democrat party is facing a possible dilemma as supporters of the two candidates vying for the nomination gear up for a debate on what to do with its Mideast policy. The Israel issue is threatening to tear the party apart as Bernie Sanders, the Vermont senator who has mounted a considerable presidential campaign that has earned him greater clout within the left-wing camp, has tapped two individuals to a key committee who seek to...
  • Latino SJWs For Trump

    05/28/2016 4:43:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | May 28, 2016 | Rod Dreher
    If you’re Donald Trump, you can’t buy publicity like this from his enemies in San Diego yesterday: As hundreds of protesters outside his rally here Friday afternoon chanted obscenities, waved Mexican flags and clashed with police, Donald Trump reveled on stage in the drama his candidacy has created. More: One poster referenced Trump’s wife, who immigrated to the United States from Slovenia: “The Art of the Deal. Deport Melania. Legalize 11 million.” Another: “Trump, Shame of America.” Another: “Jesus would not vote for Trump.” And: “Racist, go home.” As the rally progressed inside, a few protesters — including two women...
  • Telemundo Caught Staging Shot at Anti-Trump Protest in San Diego

    05/28/2016 2:53:15 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 34 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 28, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Apparently Telemundo believes it is perfectly alright to stage events and film them as authentic. In fact, as you can see in the video below, the Telemundo cameraman admits to filmmaker Andrew Marcus of Rebel Marcus that he is indeed staging the event. In this case, two young anti-Trump protesters in San Diego yesterday were holding the Mexican flag upside down and the Telemundo cameraman gave them directions on the proper way to hold the flag. This is followed by a really nasty attitude by one of the protesters including spitting in the direction of Marcus. But, hey, that behavior is understandable...
  • Univision Promotes ‘Make America Mexico Again’

    05/22/2016 3:03:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 22, 2016 | Daniel Garza
    Univision’s May 19, 2016 edition of its late-night national news show Edición Nocturna featured a completely favorable story about drug legalization activist Jerónimo Saldaña, the creator and vendor of baseball caps that are stamped with the slogan “Make America Mexico Again.” Saldaña says he was inspired to start making and selling the hats after first seeing one on the Latino Rebels Facebook page and because, as he puts it, he just flat-out doesn’t like Trump. Surprising nobody, in its report Univision included no critical or opposing views against the hat. Not only did Univision give Saldaña their platform to promote...
  • Groups Seek to Register 1 Million Legal Immigrants Against Trump

    05/12/2016 7:51:19 AM PDT · by AuntB · 24 replies
    NewsMax ^ | May 11, 2016 | Todd Beamon
    Liberal groups announced a drive Wednesday to register as many as 1 million legal immigrants in key battleground states to try to stop Donald Trump at the polls in November. "There is something unique and significant happening in the immigrant community, and I think more broadly in the Latino community," Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois told reporters, The Washington Examiner reports. "There is really a hunger for citizenship — and it's driven by the desire to participate in this year's presidential election... The effort is headed by the National Partnership for New Americans, a Washington-based coalition of immigrant-rights groups...
  • State Department Hid Key Clinton Benghazi Email from Judicial Watch

    04/26/2016 1:17:27 PM PDT · by blueyon · 52 replies
    Judical Watch ^ | 4/26/2016 | Judical Watch
    (Washington, DC) – The Obama State Department last week admitted it withheld a key Benghazi email of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from Judicial Watch since at least September 2014. If the State Department disclosed the email when first supposedly found, Clinton’s email server and her hidden emails would have been disclosed nearly two years ago, before Clinton authorized the alleged deletion of tens of thousands of emails. The developments come in a July 2014 Freedom of Information (FOIA) lawsuit seeking records related to the drafting and use of the Benghazi talking points (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of...
  • Driven up the wall by Trump, Mexico looks to recast image in U.S.

    04/25/2016 8:36:17 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 42 replies
    Yahoo.Com ^ | April 25, 2016 | Dave Graham
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - At first, Mexico's government did its best to ignore Donald Trump. Then it likened him to Adolf Hitler. Now it has appointed a new ambassador to come up with a better plan. Fed up with the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination labeling Mexico as a cradle of drug-runners, job poachers and rapists, the government is sending in respected diplomat Carlos Sada to lead a fightback. Mexico's new ambassador in Washington, Sada acknowledges his country has neglected its image across the border and aims to fix that with PR and media campaigns, and by lobbying prominent...
  • Bipartisan Push on to Oppose 9/11 Bill

    04/22/2016 9:47:40 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 10 replies
    RollCall.com ^ | 19 April 2016 | John T. Bennett
    A Senate bill that would allow families of those killed in the 9/11 attacks to sue the Saudi government has achieved a rare Washington distinction, by uniting the Obama administration and some of its fiercest GOP critics. President Barack Obama and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., are rallying to kill the bipartisan plan that would make it possible for American citizens to sue foreign governments believed to be linked to terrorist attacks on U.S. soil. House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., said the plan should be reviewed through regular order before decisions are made about advancing the measure. White House Press...
  • US kicks out Cuban exile activist [Obama hates man who has been resisting Castro 50 years]

    04/20/2016 3:29:06 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Newsok.com ^ | 4/16/16
    Living for nearly half a century in the United States offers no guarantee that one can stay. That is the reality facing Cuban exile activist Ramon Saul Sanchez, leader of the Democracy Movement, who received a letter Thursday from the federal government....
  • Mexican 'exploitation movie' suggests Trump will hunt, kill illegal border crossers

    04/19/2016 11:35:30 PM PDT · by kevcol · 48 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 19, 2016 | Paul Bedard
    A new Mexican movie promoted by Univision host Jorge Ramos portrays a drunk vigilante motivated by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's anti-immigrant rant killing at least four illegal immigrants at the border. The trailer for the movie, Desierto, now in Mexican theaters, blasts out Trump's initial criticism of illegal immigrants as a man armed with a rifle guns down targets crossing under barbed wire.
  • The Latest: Trump's minority, women backers: He's no bigot

    04/18/2016 12:42:20 PM PDT · by Innovative · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Apr. 18, 2016 | AP
    group of Donald Trump’s minority and women voters say they don’t believe he is bigoted and are serving as his “eyes and ears on the ground.” The group, which calls itself the National Diversity Coalition for Trump, met briefly with the GOP front-runner at Trump Tower in Manhattan on the eve of the New York primary. Darrell Scott, a pastor who is head of the group, said its members have “disdain for certain characterizations of Mr. Trump as bigoted, xenophobic, racist demagogue that we know to be untrue.”
  • Bill Ayers Writes New Chapter on Hypocrisy

    04/12/2016 7:47:46 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 19 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 11, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Three and a half decades after avoiding punishment for bombing the Pentagon, Bill Ayers is still "guilty as sin, free as a bird," to use his own phraseology of 35 years ago. "For every human being life is, in part, an experience of suffering and loss and pain," Ayers writes in Teaching with Conscience in an Imperfect World: An Invitation, published by the Teacher's College Press at Columbia University this year. "But our living experience also embraces other inescapable facts: that we are all in this together, and that much (but not all) of what we suffer in life is...
  • Paul Ryan’s Open Borders Push With Luis Gutierrez Exposed in 2013 Video

    04/10/2016 12:40:03 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/17/15 | Julia Hahn
    Rep. Luis Gutierrez’s endorsement of Rep. Paul Ryan for Speaker of the House has drawn new attention to Ryan’s two-decade history of pushing for open borders immigration policies. A previously little noticed 2013 video of Ryan and Gutierrez stumping for Sen. Marco Rubio's amnesty bill—in which the two make a candid pitch for unlimited immigration—shows just how far Ryan is willing to go to push for open borders policies. In the wide-ranging 53 minute video, which took place in Chicago, both Gutierrez and Ryan outline their shared plan for adopting open borders: that is, a national policy of allowing companies...
  • No political influence in Clinton email probe, Obama says

    04/10/2016 9:59:09 AM PDT · by bkopto · 29 replies
    WA Compost ^ | Apr 10, 2016 | Ann Gearan
    President Obama insisted Sunday that there will be no White House or political influence on the FBI or the Justice Department as they look into the security of the private email system Hillary Clinton used for government work when she was secretary of state. "I can guarantee that," Obama said in an interview with "Fox News Sunday." It was his first interview with the network in two years. Obama also defended his former secretary of state, even as he said that he had to be "careful" because of the ongoing investigation. He strongly suggested that the mishandled classified documents that...
  • Obama: ‘I Have Transformed the Federal Courts from a Diversity Standpoint’

    04/08/2016 1:49:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 8, 2016 | 4:21 PM EDT | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    Speaking at the University of Chicago Law School on Thursday, President Barack Obama was asked by an audience member how his nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court would bring “diverse characteristics” to that court. In answering, Obama argued: “I have transformed the federal courts from a diversity standpoint with a record that’s been unmatched.” He also said: “But at no point did I say: ‘Oh, you know what, I need a black lesbian from Skokie in that slot. Can you find me one?’” …
  • Obama: ‘Mr. Trump is not succeeding Me‘

    04/08/2016 12:47:47 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 64 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/08/16 | Nolan McCaskill
    President Barack Obama in his most emphatic terms yet disputed the idea that Donald Trump will win this presidential election. “I recognize that there is a deep obsession right now about Mr. Trump,” Obama told attendees of a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraiser Thursday evening in Santa Monica, California. “And one of you pulled me aside and squeezed me hard and said, ‘Tell me that Mr. Trump is not succeeding you.’ And I said, ‘Mr. Trump is not succeeding me.’” Obama credited Trump and his primary rival, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, for exposing “some of the nonsense that we’ve been...
  • US open to ‘new arrangement’ on Iran’s missile tests

    04/07/2016 6:53:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 4/7/16 | AP and Times of Israel staff
    The United States suggested Thursday it was open to a “new arrangement” with Iran for peacefully resolving disputes such as Tehran’s recent ballistic missile tests. Setting the stage for President Barack Obama’s summit with regional leaders in Saudi Arabia later this month, US Secretary of State John Kerry met with the foreign ministers of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council to advance a series of proposals aimed at easing Arabs’ concerns about last year’s Iran nuclear deal and the warming of ties between the US and Iran. These include providing new counterterrorism, conventional military, missile defense and cybersecurity capabilities. Washington has...
  • US open to 'new arrangement' on Iran's missile tests

    04/07/2016 5:55:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 7, 2016 4:31 PM EDT | Bradley Klapper
    The United States suggested Thursday it was open to a “new arrangement” with Iran for peacefully resolving disputes such as Tehran’s recent ballistic missile tests, while America’s Sunni allies in the Persian Gulf said Iran must stop sending forces to Syria and weapons to Yemen if it wants to normalize ties with its neighbors. Setting the stage for President Barack Obama’s summit with regional leaders in Saudi Arabia later this month, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with the foreign ministers of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council to advance a series of proposals aimed at easing Arabs’ concerns about...
  • Obama Admin Advising Global Banks on Ways to Give Iran Money

    04/06/2016 4:34:33 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/6/16 | Jenna Lifhits
    The Obama administration is now advising foreign banks on how to bypass existing U.S. sanctions when dealing with Iran, according to the State Department, which disclosed that officials are offering guidance on how to grant the Islamic Republic access to billions of dollars in frozen assets.However, the administration would not comment when pressed by reporters on whether foreign banks would be permitted to conduct monetary transactions with Iran using American dollars.State Department Deputy Spokesman Mark Toner told reporters that the U.S. is committed to helping Iran access billions of dollars in frozen assets that are currently stored in banks across...
  • Obama on Criticism of Lack of Diversity in SCOTUS Pick: I Didn’t Say I Needed a ‘Black Lesbian from

    04/07/2016 8:52:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/7/16 | by Pam Key
    (Video) Thursday at the University of Chicago Law School during a town hall meeting, President Barack Obama mocked the criticism that his Supreme Court nominee, Judge Merrick Garland, did not add diversity to the bench. Obama said, “The way I thought about diversity is not to think about any single seat as, oh, I’ve got to fill this slot with this demographic but, rather, if I’ve got a broad set of nominees to make — and this is true across the board — how do I make sure that I’m intentional throughout that process? So that the talent of every
  • Millionaires fleeing Chicago more than any other US city

    04/06/2016 7:35:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/06/2016 | Rick Moran
    The rich have the means to vote with their feet and Chicago's millionaires are apparently not shy about expressing their preferences. A report by the research company New World Wealth, about 2% of Chicago residents woth a million dollars or more (not including their primary residence) fled the city citing racial tensions and the high crime rate. That's more than 3,000 individuals how decided to get while the going is good. Chicago Tribune: Chicago was among four cities worldwide with the biggest flight of millionaires. Paris saw the largest exodus. The French city lost 7,000, or 6 percent, of...