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  • Pope Francis Will Stand With Migrants at U.S. Border

    02/09/2016 6:26:02 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 75 replies
    Pope Francis Will Stand With Migrants at U.S. Border Dudley Althaus And José de Córdoba Feb. 9, 2016 8:53 p.m. ET MEXICO CITY—Pope Francis arrives in Mexico on Friday for a six-day visit that will end with a highly symbolic and potentially controversial act: the pontiff taking a stand on the fortified U.S. border to show solidarity with the migrants trying to cross it. The pope’s gesture comes at the height of a rancorous U.S. political season in which immigration has become a hot-button issue. Two leading candidates for the Republican nomination, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, have vowed to...
  • Remittances totaled more than oil income (Mexico)

    02/09/2016 5:58:16 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 26 replies
    Remittances sent home by Mexicans working outside the country surpassed petroleum revenues in 2015 for the first time. ADVERTISEMENT There was a 4.75% increase in money sent from abroad, most of which comes from the U.S., to total US $24.8 billion last year, up from $23.6 billion in 2014, said the Bank of México. The bank said it was the first time remittances had totaled more than petroleum revenues since it began tracking them in 1995. Oil revenues last year totaled $23.4 billion. - See more at: http://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/remittances-totaled-oil-income/#sthash.ZQr2Jt6S.apJQe72y.dpuf
  • (Sikh) Actor Waris Ahluwalia Kicked Off Plane Because of Turban

    02/09/2016 12:49:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 69 replies
    Celebrity fashion designer and actor Waris Ahluwalia was not allowed to board a plane yesterday because he was wearing a turban. The Sikh American celebrity - who you may know from Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel, several magazines' best-dressed lists, New York Fashion Week, and a famous Gap ad - tweeted about his experience as it was happening in an effort to raise awareness. While on his way to board an Aeromexico flight from Mexico City to New York City on Monday morning, Sikh American Ahluwalia was stopped by security personnel who asked him to remove his turban. As...
  • Trump: Border wall will cost $8 billion

    02/09/2016 12:07:05 PM PST · by onyx · 135 replies
    CNN ^ | Tue February 9, 2016 | By Jeremy Diamond, CNN
    Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN)Donald Trump estimated on Tuesday that it will cost about $8 billion to build the wall he has promised to erect on the U.S.'s southern border if elected president.Trump has vowed to force Mexico to pay for the border wall and said Tuesday on MSNBC that the hefty $8 billion price tag "is a tiny fraction of the money that we lose with Mexico" on trade."The wall is probably $8 billion, which is a tiny fraction of the money that we lose with Mexico. We lose a tremendous amount of trade deficits. We have a trade deficit...
  • Border arrests down in Upstate New York, and at Mexican border

    02/09/2016 11:21:08 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 5 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse, New York ^ | February 09, 2016 at 1:45 PM | By Mike McAndrew
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- U.S. border patrol agents are arresting fewer people on the border with Mexico and at the border with Canada in Upstate New York, according to Department of Homeland Security statistics released Tuesday. Arrests by agents at ports of entry in Upstate New York dropped by 2.1 percent In the 2015 fiscal year over the preceding year, while the number of passengers crossing into the United States there fell by 9 percent. That decrease was nothing compared to the steep decline in arrests at the border with Mexico. During the 2015 fiscal year, total arrests by customs and...
  • President Calderon: Mexico won't pay 'a single cent' for Trump's 'stupid wall'

    02/09/2016 7:34:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/09/2016 | Rick Moran
    Former Mexican president Felipe Calderón harshly criticized the notion that Mexico would pay anything for Donald Trump's planned wall on our southern border. The HIll: “Mexican people, we are not going to pay any single cent for such a stupid wall!” Calderón told CNBC on Saturday. “And it’s going to be completely useless.”  Calderón, who served as president from 2006 to 2012, said Trump is “not [a] very well-informed man.”  “The first loser of such a policy would be the United States,” he added. “If this guy pretends that closing the borders to anywhere either for trade [or] for people is going...
  • Actress Kate del Castillo Feels “Betrayed” by Sean Penn

    02/08/2016 11:32:04 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Latin Correspondent ^ | 8th February 2016 | Charlotte Mackenzie
    After a somewhat eery silence, Mexican actress Kate del Castillo has finally hit back over Sean Penn's controversial interview with kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán. The actress claims she feels "betrayed" and "used" by Sean Penn, after the actor penned his interview with Guzmán for Rolling Stone magazine. Del Castillo's last tweet was on January 13, thanking her followers for their support. With Guzmán back behind bars once again, Penn recently spoke out over his 'vigilante' style of journalism. Castillo denied having been involved in arranging the meeting between the actor and El Chapo. However, Castillo herself now faces questioning...
  • Step by Step on a Desperate Trek by Migrants Through Mexico

    02/08/2016 9:46:06 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 8, 2016 | By AZAM AHMED
    Subtitle: Two days with 10 men who left Central America in early November to embark on an exhausting journey, made riskier by the Mexican authorities' crackdown on migrants. ARRIAGA, Mexico - The police truck appeared suddenly, a glint of metal and glass. The migrants broke into a sprint, tripping over cracked pavement as an older woman sweeping her stoop urged them to hurry. The 10 men rounded the corner and hid behind a row of low-slung trees. Four days into their journey from Central America, the new reality on Mexico's southern border was setting in: Under pressure from the United...
  • Former Mexican President: We're Not Paying for 'Stupid' Wall

    02/08/2016 7:03:41 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 95 replies
    NBC News ^ | 8 Feb 2016 | by Brian Latimer
    A former Mexican president had some tough words when asked about GOP candidate Donald Trump's much-touted plan to build a border wall that he says will be paid for by Mexico. "We are not going to pay any single cent for such a stupid wall! And it's going to be completely useless," said former Mexican president Felipe Calderón when asked about this at the AmCham Egypt for Business Conference on Sunday. Calderón told CNBC's Hadley Gamble his country will not be funding the construction of the wall, also adding that while Trump blames Mexican migration for the majority of illegal...
  • Ford to move production to Mexico: Report

    02/07/2016 7:46:41 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 109 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8 Feb 2016 | CNBC via Yahoo News
    Auto giant Ford is planning a new assembly plant south of the U.S. border, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday, and will sharply increase factory output from Mexico just months after signing a labor deal. Citing people familiar with the matter, The Journal reported that Ford will add half a million units of annual capacity from Mexico starting in 2018, which is double the amount it built in 2015. The new assembly complex will be based in An Luis Potosi, and Ford will expand an existing facility near Mexico City, the publication added.
  • Kasich to Newsmax: Bush Shows 'Desperation' By Denying My Conservative Record

    02/07/2016 10:28:15 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 07 Feb 2016 11:56 AM | Greg Richter
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich told Newsmax TV in an interview recorded Sunday morning that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is getting desperate trying to say he isn't conservative. [...] Bush has said he is the only governor running for the GOP presidential nomination who has a conservative record. Asked by "Newsmax Prime" host J.D. Hayworth if that was a fair criticism, Kasich laughed. "We balanced more budgets than anybody around, cut more taxes than anybody in America," Kasich said, referring to his time in the U.S. House of Representatives where he served alongside Hayworth, who represented Arizona. "We're for school...
  • Jeb Bush: Media 'Coronated' Marco Rubio After Iowa

    02/07/2016 9:32:47 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 2/7/16 | Newsmax
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, appearing weary of spending his interview time discussing rival Marco Rubio, told "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace he isn't privy to the meetings of the press that have declared the Florida senator a big winner in the GOP presidential race. "Chris, there is some secret squirrel meeting that you guys get to where you decide who wins and who loses," Bush said on the program Sunday morning, a day after the latest GOP debate. "Marco Rubio came in third place in Iowa, and he was coronated. I can't control that. I'm just going to...
  • 184 Cubans arrive without setbacks in Mexico from Guatemala

    02/07/2016 6:05:28 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    FOX News Latino ^ | February 6, 2016
    A group of 184 Cubans, who had traveled through Guatemala to reach Mexican territory at Ciudad Hidalgo in the southern state of Chiapas, received from Mexican authorities a provisional visitor's document which, for humanitarian reasons, allows them to travel the length of this country to the United States. The 39 families, which include a number of pregnant women, left Costa Rica last Thursday on a flight to El Salvador, from where they traveled in four buses through Guatemala to the Mexican border. The National Migration Institute, or INM, provided the 184 Cubans with a provisional visitor's document granting them up...
  • Left spin cycle: Cruz and Rubio aren't, you know… Latino Latino

    02/06/2016 3:08:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 6, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    We’re having ourselves an historic presidential campaign in case you hadn’t noticed. Sure, we’ve only had one state vote so far, but a new record has been set. We now have not one, but two Hispanic candidates who have received more votes and more delegates than any other in the history of presidential primaries. This is a truly great day for diversity and the future of the American melting pot. Or at least it would be if either of them had been Democrats. Sadly, the Party of the Donkey is running two very white senior citizens so the groundbreaking nature...
  • Jeb says people uncomfortable with another Bush 'need to get therapy'

    02/06/2016 3:40:16 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 71 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/6/16 | PHILIP KLEIN
    Jeb Bush said on Saturday that people who have a problem voting for him because of his last name "need to get therapy." The former Florida governor has struggled to gain traction in the Republican presidential race in part because many voters are leery of electing three presidents from the same family. "The Bush thing, people are just going to have to get over it, alright?" a defiant Bush said at a townhall gathering at the McKelvie Intermediate School gym here ahead of tonight's GOP debate. -snip- "I got no problems with this, and people that do, they either need...
  • HUNDREDS of Protesters Carry “TRUMP IS RIGHT” Signs at First PEGIDA Rally in England

    02/06/2016 11:38:36 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 67 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 6,2016 | Jim Hoft
    HUNDREDS of Supporters took part in the first PEGIDA rally in Birmingham, England on Saturday. https://mobile.twitter.com/BreitbartLondon/status/696032870872326144/photo/1
  • Bombshell: Obama to cut border surveillance in half

    02/05/2016 11:30:24 AM PST · by amorphous · 81 replies
    WND ^ | 5 Feb 2016 | Leo Hohmann
    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is planning to cut 50 percent of the budget for aerial surveillance along the U.S.-Mexico border, agents revealed at a congressional hearing Thursday. In an effort to understand why DHS is cutting funding, Texas's Republican Gov. Greg Abbott and Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, wrote a bi-partisan letter to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson. "Any decrease in aerial observation is not only imprudent, but contradicts the very mission of border security enforcement," the letter states. The lawmakers' letter also asks for detailed information about the reduction aerial-based border security, also known as Operation Phalanx. Abbott and...
  • 'I don't think so, darling': Donald Trump dismisses woman defending illegal immigration

    02/04/2016 11:30:19 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 116 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | 2/04/2016 | Colin Campbell
    'I don't think so, darling': Donald Trump dismisses woman defending illegal immigration Colin Campbell 1h Donald Trump held a town-hall-style event on Thursday, and his first question was from a woman who appeared to criticize his hard-line approach to illegal immigration. The woman began by saying she was from Southern California. "You live in Southern California? What are you doing here? Are you a liberal Democrat, by any chance?" Trump joked at the Exeter, New Hampshire, event. She continued by saying she had friends who immigrated to the US illegally. ..snip... Trump responded by accusing her of asking the question...
  • Five Myths About Marijuana and You

    10/28/2015 6:37:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 63 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/28/2015 | James Arlandson
    Myths about marijuana are apparent in college papers, online, and in the media. The users are eager to believe they dont have a problem, so an entire mythology has grown up around the plant. But here are the counterarguments
  • Report: MS-13 foot soldiers use 'surge' to cross border, 'colonize new criminal territory'

    02/04/2016 9:47:35 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 4,2016 | By PAUL BEDARD
    Criminal networks with Latin American roots, such as MS-13 and the 18th Street gang, are using the administration's open-door policy at the border to slip in recruits that are causing a huge spike in murder and violence throughout the nation, according to an immigration expert. Testifying Thursday at a House hearing on the border surge of young Latinos, the expert said, "Established gangs have been able to transfer an unknown number of experienced foot soldiers from Central America to help colonize new criminal territory in the United States." Jessica M. Vaughan, the policy director for the Center for Immigration Studies,...
  • HEROIN: BLAME IT ON AMERICA

    02/04/2016 12:27:39 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 46 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 3 Feb 2016 | Ann Coulter
    Any politician who claims to care about the drug overdose deaths sweeping the nation, but does not demand that we build a wall, deport illegal aliens and end the anchor baby scam, is a liar. In 2014, more people died from drug overdoses than any year in U.S. history: 47,055. That's more than die in car accidents -- and it's not even close. This is a huge, horrible problem -- and it's a problem caused entirely by the fact that Mexico is on our southern border. The diverse, hardworking people of Mexico manufacture the majority of heroin in the U.S....
  • Ann Coulter–Heroin: Blame It on America

    02/03/2016 4:20:20 PM PST · by george76 · 69 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 3 Feb 2016 | Ann Coulter
    Any politician who claims to care about the drug overdose deaths sweeping the nation, but does not demand that we build a wall, deport illegal aliens and end the anchor baby scam, is a liar. In 2014, more people died from drug overdoses than any year in U.S. history: 47,055. That's more than die in car accidents -- and it's not even close. This is a huge, horrible problem -- and it's a problem caused entirely by the fact that Mexico is on our southern border. The diverse, hardworking people of Mexico manufacture the majority of heroin in the U.S....
  • Sneak Peek: All-Access “Jeb Can Fix It” Bus Tour | Jeb Bush

    02/02/2016 12:14:47 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 6, 2015 | Jeb Bush
    My life changed forever when I was a young man on an exchange program in León Guanajuato, Mexico. Across a plaza, I saw a girl. For me, it was love at first sight. From the moment I got to know her, I knew that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her. In the years ahead, whether I was changing baby diapers in Caracas, Venezuela, building a business in Miami or leading a state in Tallahassee, Columba has been with me, my best friend in all of life’s challenges and joys. Together, we have built a family...
  • This Is the Jeff Sessions Election and the GOP Is Just Along for the Ride’

    02/01/2016 8:12:51 AM PST · by Rockitz · 25 replies
    TalkingPointsMemo.com ^ | 1 Feb 2016 | Lauren Fox
    To be candid, there’s not usually a line of reporters waiting to talk to Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL). But last week, with only four days to go until the Iowa caucuses, the 69-year-old glassy-eyed former U.S. attorney nearly forgot to cast his vote on a routine matter he was so busy moving from one interview to the next outside of the Senate chamber. The four-term senator is hardly a new face in the Republican Party, nor is the soft-spoken and twangy Sessions considered the party’s rising star. But suddenly, almost out of nowhere, and for reasons even he doesn’t fully...
  • Bush doing whatever it takes to stay relevant

    01/31/2016 5:15:59 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 31, 2016 6:52 PM EST | Steve Peoples and Julie Bykowicz
    Jeb Bush's supporters have spent $15 million on slickly produced ads to win over Iowa voters. Barely registering in the polls and increasingly desperate in the shadow of the Iowa caucuses, he's now trying a cost-free, personal tactic: hugs. [...] Bush, once considered the Republican presidential front-runner, is doing whatever it takes to stay relevant in the 2016 contest. And whether it's a friendly squeeze or a scathing attacks ad from his allies, he's showing no signs of going quietly. That's despite the wishes of some Republican strategists, who fear his underdog candidacy is making it harder for his party's...
  • Ohio seminary student arrested at airport for allegedly seeking sex with infants in Mexico

    01/31/2016 12:29:44 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 58 replies
    cbs4indy.com ^ | January 31, 2016
    A 23-year-old Ohio man was arrested by federal agents in San Diego on Friday for allegedly planning to have sex with multiple infants in Mexico, authorities said. Editor's note: This article contains disturbing descriptions of an alleged crime. Joel A. Wright, a seminary student and resident of Columbus, was charged with two felony counts: crossing state lines with the intention to engage in a sexual act with a minor, and attempting to travel “in interstate and foreign commerce” for the purpose of engaging in illegal sexual conduct with another person, according to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court...
  • Trump Winning Over Latinos (beats Cruz, Rubio, Yeb put together!)

    01/31/2016 9:36:48 AM PST · by LS · 75 replies
    New York Post ^ | 1/31/2016 | Marisa Schultz
    Thirty eight percent favor Trump, followed by Cuban American Ted Cruz (15 percent), Jeb Bush (14 percent) and Cuban American Marco Rubio (8 percent), according to the national poll conducted by the Beck Research for the American Federation for Children. (Excerpted: rest at link)
  • Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Vandalized with Swastika (libs in desperation mode now)

    01/30/2016 7:35:46 PM PST · by drewh · 28 replies
    Entertainment industry outlet TheWrap shared the Reddit user’s image of the star painted with a black, backwards swastika on Saturday; however, the the outlet reported the star showed no signs of damage upon further investigation. Trump has at times been portrayed as a “nazi” by members of the media since announcing his candidacy. Democrats and even some fellow Republicans have disparaged him as a racist over his pledge to enforce the country’s immigration laws. Following the San Bernardino terrorist attacks, Trump proposed a temporary ban on Muslim immigration into the United States, citing the “great hatred towards Americans by large...
  • WHITE HOUSE BLAMES REPUBLICANS FOR DEPORTED SAN FRANCISCO KILLER

    07/06/2015 1:21:20 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 49 replies
    breitbart ^ | july 6, 2015 | charlie spiering
    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest is blaming Republicans after an illegal immigrant who was reportedly deported five times was charged with murder in California. When asked by reporters about critics of President Obamas immigration enforcement policies, Earnest insisted that it was actually Republicans who are fault for voting against the Gang Of Eight bill last year, pointing out that it contained funding to increase border security. The fact is that the president has done everything within his power to make sure that we are focusing our law enforcement resources on criminals and those who pose a threat to public...
  • White House Blames Republicans for San Francisco Murder --

    07/07/2015 3:25:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 7, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: White House Press Secretary, I mentioned this to you earlier, Josh Earnest, I said yesterday, by the way -- and you'll remember this -- that this murder, Kathryn Steinle in San Francisco, before the end of the day they're going to find a way to blame this on Republicans. They always do. And it was probably happening right when I made the prediction because it happened yesterday. "When asked by reporters about critics of President Obamas immigration enforcement policies, Earnest insisted that it was actually Republicans who are fault for voting against the Gang Of Eight bill last year,...
  • Mexico Protestant Christians Expelled From Homes

    01/29/2016 11:26:55 AM PST · by aimhigh · 31 replies
    BosNewsLife ^ | 01/29/2016 | BosNewsLife Americas Service
    Twenty Protestant families have been forcibly displaced from their homes in western Mexico because of their faith after the government refused to prevent the deportations, an advocacy official told BosNewsLife Friday, January 29. Threats of expulsion have been ongoing since December 6 last year when a resolution was adopted by the village assembly saying that the Protestant members of the community would be expelled if they refused to convert to Roman Catholicism, described as "the traditional faith", Christians said.
  • JFK allowed passengers arriving on international flight to exit without going through Customs

    01/25/2016 6:37:59 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 31 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 01/23/16 | Victoria Bekiempis, Denis Slattery
    Passengers arriving at Kennedy Airport on an international flight were allowed to exit the busy hub without going through Customs -- for at least the second time in recent months, the Daily News has learned. Bumbling airline and security officials let travelers on American Airlines Flight 1223 from Cancun, Mexico, out of the airport on Monday morning without having their passports or bags checked, sources told The News. The security lapse mirrored a similar incident involving another American Airlines flight in November. A 34-year-old man who had been in Cancun to attend three Phish concerts told The News he was...
  • GAO: 70% of Firearms Seized in Mexico Came From USA(right)

    01/22/2016 6:09:56 AM PST · by rktman · 20 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 1/21/2016 | Michael W. Chapman
    A new federal report reveals that 70% of the firearms seized by Mexican authorities between 2009 and 2014 originated in the United States. In addition, the report shows that the majority of those U.S.-originated guns were bought in California, Arizona, and Texas, southwest states that border Mexico.
  • Multiple Pedophile Sexual Predators Caught Sneaking into Texas from Mexico

    01/21/2016 6:19:23 AM PST · by detective · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Jan 2016 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    McAllen, Texas - Illegal aliens with previous convictions for sexual crimes continue to be a regular sight for U.S. Border Patrol agents working in this border region. On Wednesday, the Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) of the U.S. Border Patrol confirmed to Breitbart Texas that they had arrested five criminal aliens with a history of sexual offenses including a Guatemalan man who is considered a "sexually violent predator."
  • AG Lynch Has Not Decided Whether to Turn Over Fast and Furious Documents

    01/21/2016 6:17:24 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 21, 2016 | 7:01 AM EST | Susan Jones
    U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said on Wednesday she has received a federal court ruling that says the Justice Department may not invoke executive privilege to withhold documents from a congressional committee investigating the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal. But that doesn't mean the Justice Department will now give those subpoenaed documents to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Sen. Jim Lankford (R-Okla.), who previously served on the House Oversight Committee, noted that the court told Lynch's office to turn over those documents by February 2nd. ...
  • El Paso-area schools to close for pope's visit to Juarez

    01/20/2016 3:17:20 PM PST · by bgill · 13 replies
    MySA ^ | Jan. 20, 2016 | AP
    El Paso-area school districts will cancel classes Feb. 17 for Pope Francis' visit to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, a city directly across the U.S. border. The Ysleta, Socorro and El Paso school districts cited finances, safety concerns, staffing challenges and transportation issues as reasons for closing. A portion of César Chávez Border Highway will be closed during the papal Mass, and district officials say the city's bus and policing resources will be strained.
  • 'Fast & Furious' rifle capable of taking down helicopter found in El Chapo cache

    01/20/2016 7:02:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/20/2016 | By William La Jeunesse
    A .50-caliber rifle found at Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's hideout in Mexico was funneled through the gun-smuggling investigation known as Fast and Furious, sources confirmed Tuesday to Fox News. A .50-caliber is a massive rifle that can stop a car or, as it was intended, take down a helicopter. After the raid on Jan. 8 in the city of Los Mochis that killed five of his men and wounded one Mexican marine, officials found a number of weapons inside the house where Guzman was staying, including the rifle, officials said. When agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and...
  • Rifle ... found at 'El Chapo' hideout purchased through Fast and Furious program

    01/20/2016 4:52:33 AM PST · by Daffynition · 17 replies
    FoxNews ^ | jan 20, 2016 | William La Jeunesse
    A .50-caliber rifle found at Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman*s hideout in Mexico was funneled through the gun-smuggling investigation known as Fast and Furious, sources confirmed Tuesday to Fox News.
  • Area Satirical Publication The Onion Sold To Univision (Seriously)

    01/19/2016 1:57:55 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    npr.org ^ | 1/19/16 | David Folkenflik
    Univision Communications Inc., the parent company to the nation's leading Spanish-language broadcast channel, has acquired a controlling stake in the satirical news site The Onion, NPR has learned. The agreement between two seemingly disparate media outfits was described to NPR by a person with direct involvement in the negotiations. A second person who was briefed on the deal by Univision executives also confirmed its broad strokes. The amount of money involved in the deal was not disclosed. NPR has also obtained a memo from the CEO of The Onion announcing the deal to staffers.
  • BREAKING: Federal Judge Obama Appointed Strikes Down His Fast and Furious Executive Privilege Claim

    01/19/2016 12:57:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 19, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    After significant deliberation U.S. District Judge Amy Berman has struck down Obama's assertion of executive privilege over documents pertaining to Operation Fast and Furious, the Department of Justice program that allowed the sale and trafficking of thousands of weapons to violent Mexican drug cartels. Berman was appointed to the Court by President Obama in 2011. POLITICO has the details:U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled Tuesday that the Justice Department's public disclosures about its response to the so-called "gun walking" controversy undercut Obama's executive privilege claim. The standoff over the records led to a House vote in 2012 holding...
  • Judge rules against Obama on 'fast and furious'

    01/19/2016 11:27:25 AM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 19, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    A federal judge on Tuesday ruled President Obama cannot use executive privilege to keep records on the "fast and furious" gun-tracking program from Congress. The ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson requires the administration to release to Congress all records they are withholding that are considered "attorney-client privileged material, attorney work product, private information, law enforcement sensitive material, or foreign policy sensitive material." House Republicans launched the suit after voting to hold then-Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt for refusing to turn over the records. Operation Fast and Furious was launched by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,...
  • Breaking: Trump just Released This Video That Has ALL of MEXICO Trembling…

    01/18/2016 9:18:33 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 130 replies
    Conservative Post ^ | 1/17/2016 | Donald Trump
    Trump just released a new video on his facebook page about illegal immigration. "We don't have a country if we don't have borders. We will build a great wall and it will keep illegal immigrants out." "With that said, we are gonna have a beautiful door right in the middle of it and people are going to come in our country legally." Watch:
  • Rubio Blew It, Would Let Illegal Immigrants That Don’t Commit Major Crimes Stay

    01/17/2016 11:51:51 AM PST · by TBBT · 34 replies
    Redstate ^ | 1/17/16 | Dan Spencer
    Sen. Marco Rubio blew it. During his appearance on this morning's edition of NBC's Meet the Press Sen. Marco Rubio made a huge mistake when he said that illegal immigrants that haven't committed major crimes could be allowed to stay. According to NBC's Sally Bronston, when asked if he is still in favor of finding a way for millions of illegals to stay in the United States legally, Rubio replied: If you're a criminal alien, no, you can't stay. If you're someone that hasn't been here for a very long time, you can't stay, I don't think you're gonna round...
  • Sean Penn has "a terrible regret" about "El Chapo" meeting (Libtard begging for his life alert)

    01/15/2016 3:33:08 PM PST · by Zakeet · 88 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 15, 2016
    Actor Sean Penn is breaking his silence about his trip to Mexico to meet notorious drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. In an interview for this Sunday's "60 Minutes," Penn spoke to "CBS This Morning" co-host Charlie Rose Thursday night in Santa Monica to talk about his seven hours with Guzman.
  • Oscar-Winning "Revenant" Director "Pities" Donald Trump: "So Rich,So Bitter"

    01/15/2016 2:23:09 PM PST · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 15, 2016 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Academy Award-winning director Alejandro G. Inarritu says he feels sorry for Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump—because Trump’s strong stance on illegal immigration stems “from ignorance.”
  • Sean Penn On Reaction To His El Chapo Interview: My Article 'Failed' (VIDEO)

    01/15/2016 9:13:46 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 15 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 1/15/15 | Caitlin Cruz
    Actor Sean Penn said in a Friday preview of an interview with CBS' "60 Minutes" that his article based on a secret interview with then-fugitive cartel leader "El Chapo" "has failed" to achieve his goal of sparking conversation about the War on Drugs. Penn met the notorious Sinaloa Cartel leader, whose real name is Joaquin Guzman, back in October with the help of Mexican actress Kate del Castillo. His story for Rolling Stone went live on Saturday, one day after Mexican authorities announced the fugitive's capture. Journalists immediately criticized the piece. "I have a regret that the entire discussion about...
  • The Coyote[H-2 Visa Scam]

    01/14/2016 5:39:51 PM PST · by Theoria · 2 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | Jan 2016 | Pat Kinsella
    Stan Eury turned an obscure bit of immigration law into a mammoth federal program -- and a lucrative business empire, importing hundreds of thousands of Mexican workers for legal American jobs. Except that some of the jobs weren't real jobs, and an untold number of those workers may never have returned to Mexico at all. In November 2009, seven men got off a bus in Monterrey, Mexico, and made their way through the crowded and chaotic downtown to the concrete box that housed the United States Consulate. Inside, the men told a consular officer that they had been invited to...
  • El Chapo Got Caught. So What?

    01/14/2016 6:14:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 14, 2016 | Steve Chapman
    All across America last weekend, panicked drug users rushed to their dealers to stock up on marijuana, heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine for fear of running out. The arrest of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, head of the biggest drug cartel in Mexico, was sure to cause a sudden shortage of illegal substances in this country. That's right. And I'm Queen Latifah. In reality, the capture of the narcotics kingpin is likely to have about as much impact on drug supplies as Martian solar storms do. You wouldn't expect long lines at the gas pump if the CEO of Exxon Mobil...
  • A First: U.S. Border Patrol Confiscates Drugs Dropped by Drone in Arizona

    01/13/2016 1:08:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 13, 2016 | 11:39 AM EST | Susan Jones
    U.S. Border agents say they confiscated around 31 pounds of marijuana dropped in the Arizona desert by a drone late last year. The Nov. 16 incident is the "first drone drug incursion" detected by Customs and Border Protection, the agency announced on Tuesday. ...
  • Jeb Bush Passes Marco Rubio, Moves Into Third Nationally

    01/13/2016 10:56:41 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/13/16 | MIKE FLYNN
    New tracking poll information from Reuters confirms Donald Trump as the frontrunner, but also breathes new life into the Jeb Bush campaign. As on Tuesday, Jeb Bush had moved into third place nationally, with 10.6 percent support. Bush edges Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) by almost 4 points as Rubio has dropped into 5th place nationally. Since the first regular day of the New Year, January 4th, Bush has climbed more than 3 points while Rubio has lost 1 point. Donald Trump continues to lead the GOP field with 39 percent support, down slightly for the week, but still far ahead...