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  • Cuban Activist Freed in Obama Deal, Then Arrested Again, Now in Grave Condition

    12/29/2015 5:13:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 29, 2015 | Bridget Johnson
    The Obama administration is calling on the Cuban government to free a political prisoner -- one of the dozens released from prison a year ago as a rapprochement gesture, only to be re-arrested a few months later. Vladimir Morera Bacallao, 53, is reportedly near death due to the hunger strike he started behind bars in October. Morera Bacallao, a labor activist, was arrested in April in the run-up to the regime's sham municipal elections for posting a sign outside his home stating: "I vote for my freedom and not in an election where I cannot choose my president." A month...
  • House GOP bill blocks new air flights, cruise ships to Cuba

    04/28/2015 4:18:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 28, 2015 2:06 PM EDT | Andrew Taylor
    House Republicans unveiled legislation on Tuesday to sharply curb the Obama administration’s recent moves to ease restrictions on travel to Cuba. The provision by Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, a Cuban-American from Florida, would block new flights and cruise ship travel to Cuba. The provision was attached to a must-pass transportation spending bill that the House will consider next month. Diaz-Balart’s move comes in response to new rules issued by the administration in January that would significantly ease travel restrictions to Cuba and permit regularly scheduled flights for the first time, the result of a rapprochement after a half century of Cold...
  • Rep. Wasserman Schultz Rebuked for Voting in Place of GOP Colleague

    01/29/2015 2:27:54 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 13 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Drew MacKenzie
    House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions has rebuked Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz for voting on behalf of Florida Republican Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart. On Tuesday, Wasserman Schultz was in the speaker's lobby next to the House floor while her home-state colleague was caught up in an interview nearby with a reporter just before a roll-call vote, according to The Hill. "Deb, are you going in?" Diaz-Balart asked before handing her his voting card, The Hill said. "Can you…" he said, his voice trailing off as he handed her the card.
  • Donny Deutsch Disses Rep. Diaz-Balart: Statement on Cuba Deal 'Inane'

    12/18/2014 6:03:47 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It's good that we live in a country where citizens feel free to criticize elected officials to their face. Just wondering, though: when was the last time that freedom was exercised on MSNBC to tell a Dem official that something he said was "inane?" On today's Morning Joe, Donny Deutsch angrily asked Republican Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart of Miami "why do you say an inane thing like that?" Deutsch's diss came in the context of an exchange in which Diaz-Balart told Donny that his notion that the Cuba deal was "liberating" for the Cuban people was "naive." Deutsch later retaliated in...
  • “A Christmas Story” Director: Victim of an Illegal Alien

    12/26/2013 7:32:05 AM PST · by montag813 · 2 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 12-26-2013 | John Hill
    Above: Bob Clark, director of classic "A Christmas Story",and his son were killed by a drunk illegal alien on 4/4/2007. by John HillFor many Americans, Christmas means something else besides faith, family, food (and presents). It means movies: It's a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Carol (pick one), Miracle on 34th Street. On Christmas I often watch a modern classic: A Christmas Story, the irreverent adaptation of Jean Shepherd's memoir of Christmas memories from childhood. Many of our readers also caught this extraordinary film (at least) once yesterday, as the cable network TBS shows it non-stop for 24 hours every year at Christmas....
  • Illegal detained in death of 'Christmas Story' director (Flashback)

    12/25/2013 8:51:48 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    WND ^ | 4/06/2007 | WND
    An illegal alien suspected of causing a traffic accident and killing movie director Bob Clark, whose “A Christmas Story” has come alongside “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “Miracle on 34th Street” as a perennial holiday must-watch, has been placed under an immigration hold by federal authorities. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency placed the hold on Hector Velazquez-Nava, 24, a Mexican national who was living in Los Angeles as an illegal immigrant, according to a report from Americans for Legal Immigration Political Action Committee. Agency spokeswoman Virginia Kice said the hold means Valezquez-Nava, when his Los Angeles court proceedings...
  • Bucking A Trend, Select House GOP Group Eyes Bill Giving Legal Status To Undocumented Immigrants

    10/27/2013 1:06:55 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | 10/22/13 | Fox News Latino
    The only remaining Republican in what had begun as a bipartisan House group working on immigration says that he is crafting legislation that would provide a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants, a move likely not to sit well with some of his GOP colleagues. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, of Florida, said he and several other Republicans are working on a measure that offers some of the nation’s estimated 11 undocumented immigrants a way to “get right with the law,” according to the Wall Street Journal. -snip- Rep. Darrell Issa, a California Republican, is working on his own bill to...
  • GOP presidential candidates seek Hispanic votes

    01/16/2012 6:03:29 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | January 16, 2012 | WILLIAM E. GIBSON
    ..."Romney cree en nosotros," U.S. Rep.Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., tells viewers of a TV ad in South Florida, amid scenes of swaying palm trees, the Miami skyline and smiling Cuban-Americans. "Romney believes in us." ...Despite his hard line on immigration, Romney has rounded up endorsements from Hispanic Republican leaders across Florida, while pollsters and political analysts predict he will draw solid support from Hispanic voters in the primary..... "...I've already gotten three fliers from Romney - in Spanish," said DarioMoreno, a Miamipollster and professor at Florida International University who focuses on Hispanic voters. "CentralFlorida and the TampaBay area are where Newt...
  • Statement from Reps Eric Cantor, Mario Diaz-Balart and Jim Ryun on Kerry’s Speech Today in Florida

    10/24/2004 5:29:09 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 16 replies · 1,209+ views
    Statement from Rep. Eric Cantor, Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart and Rep. Jim Ryun on Senator Kerry’s Speech Today in Florida(title edited for length) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Christine Iverson202-863-8614Washington, DC—Representatives Eric Cantor (R-VA), Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Florida) and Jim Ryun (R-Kansas) issued the following statement today regarding a speech on faith and values by Senator Kerry today in Florida. "Senator Kerry managed to give 'a major speech on faith and values' today without mentioning either one in any detail. Protecting the sanctity of marriage and promoting a culture of life are issues of importance to people of faith across all cultures, creeds...