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  • DOJ: Mexican Cartel Used Middle Eastern Honor System to Launder U.S. Currency

    10/04/2015 12:56:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 1 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Oct 2015 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    Court documents filed in federal court claim that a suspected drug traffickers linked to Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel used a Middle Eastern honor system to launder drug proceeds. Known as a Hawala, members of the conspiracy would be hired by cartel members in Canada and Mexico to move drug proceeds through the honor system that does not leave a paper trail as couriers move the money between countries. “Drug traffickers in Canada would generate drug proceeds from multi-kilogram and multi-pound sales and distribution of drugs provided by Mexican cartels, including the Sinaloa Cartel,” court records obtained by Breitbart Texas revealed. A...
  • Trump’s wall can be our wall by individual sponsorship

    10/03/2015 9:15:41 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 17 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/3/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Donald Trump is an out of the box thinker. Here is an out of the box idea for him: personal, individual sponsorship of a section of the wall to be built on our southern border. Trump has called for a wall to be built along the entire roughly 2,000 miles of our border with Mexico. There are some 2 million feet in the 370 mile border between Mexico and Arizona; and most observers agree sealing this “hole” needs immediate attention. Using a wall to slow and eventually stop illegal aliens from invading our country is the most obvious response to...
  • Will donors stick with Jeb Bush?

    10/02/2015 10:15:39 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/2/15 | Maeve Reston and Dana Bash
    From the moment Jeb Bush entered the presidential race, his financial backers said they chose him because he was the candidate who could go the distance. But few expected the marathon would be so difficult. The former Florida governor is fifth in New Hampshire—where he has campaigned hard with a presence on the airwaves. He is trailing Marco Rubio in a new national USA Today/Suffolk University poll and is competing with his one-time understudy for the many undecided donors who are waiting to see how the field shakes out. And Bush is still being overshadowed by the juggernaut that is...
  • U.S. a net oil exporter to Mexico for first time in decades

    10/01/2015 9:52:36 AM PDT · by thackney · 18 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | October 1, 2015 | Robert Grattan
    The U.S. sent more crude oil and petroleum products to Mexico than it received for the first time in at least two decades in July, according to the latest government data. The switch from net importer to net exporter underlines a new reality for oil markets: After decades of sourcing oil from south of the border, the U.S., and especially Texas, has plenty of oil. Simultaneously, Mexican production has declined even as the country’s need for oil and the products that come from it have risen. U.S. net imports of oil and petroleum products from Mexico peaked in June of...
  • A Grandmother's Ordeal in the Hands of Mexican Kidnappers

    09/30/2015 1:20:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Hastings Tribune ^ | 9/30/15 | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO
    The kidnappers promised Yolanda Alvarez Antunez they would free her husband after she paid the ransom. The mother of five, grandmother of 13 saw no other option. Around 10:30 p.m. on that Wednesday, Yolanda and her brother-in-law drove the old family truck to a mountain town in the southern state of Guerrero, where they were stopped by two pickups full of armed men. She handed over a plastic bag full of bills, but instead of buying her husband's freedom, she was taken captive, too. "You're going to stay because your husband escaped and you're not leaving until we find him,...
  • Donald Trump says 1950s 'Operation Wetback' is model immigration plan

    09/30/2015 4:32:12 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 83 replies
    Donald Trump said that if he were to become president of the United States, part of his immigration policy would be modeled directly after a 1950s policy called "Operation Wetback." In an interview published online for 60 Minutes Overtime, Trump told CBS anchor and correspondent Scott Pelley that his immigration plan to deport all undocumented immigrants in the country and allow them to come in on a per-case basis can work because President Dwight D. Eisenhower did it more than half a century ago. "We are rounding them up in a very humane way, in a very nice way, and...
  • Donald Trump’s ‘humane’ 1950s model for deportation, ‘Operation Wetback’, was anything but

    09/30/2015 7:11:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Washington Post's Morning Mix ^ | September 30, 2015 | Yanan Wang
    In Mexicali, Mexico, temperatures can reach 125 degrees as heat envelops an arid desert. Without a body of water nearby to moderate the climate, the heavy sun is relentless — and deadly. During the summer of 1955, this is where hundreds of thousands of Mexicans were “dumped” after being discovered as migrants who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. Unloaded from buses and trucks carrying several times their capacity, the deportees stumbled into the Mexicali streets with few possessions and no way of getting home. This was strategic: the more obscure the destination within the Mexican interior, the less opportunities they...
  • Politician Says Homeless People Should Be Put Down By Lethal Injection (Mexico)

    09/30/2015 7:22:25 AM PDT · by bgill · 45 replies
    andyjwellstumblr ^ | unknown | Andy Wells
    Olga Gutierrez Machorro believes that beggars should be culled with lethal injection, believing it to be in their best interests. She said: “Yes they’re a little crazy, but they’re harmless. “Which is why I think to myself wouldn’t it be kinder to just give them a lethal injection?” Unbelievably, Machorro, who is a member of the local government in Tecamachalco, Mexico, is also the councillor responsible for the Vulnerable Groups Commission - who try to find ways to help the homeless and disadvantaged.
  • Top Scott Walker Fund-Raiser Enlists With Jeb Bush

    09/29/2015 11:46:37 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 35 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9/29/15 | Matt Flegenheimer
    Jeb Bush has plucked a top fund-raiser from the remains of Scott Walker’s failed presidential campaign: Anthony Scaramucci, a New York investor who had served as Mr. Walker’s national finance co-chairman. Mr. Scaramucci has signed on as Mr. Bush seeks to demonstrate to donors and others that his campaign is not flagging, despite sluggish poll numbers. Mr. Bush’s allies are particularly sensitive to any perception that he is losing the battle for Walker staff members and leading forces in campaign finance to Marco Rubio, the Florida senator who has seen his standing in polls rise since a strong performance in...
  • Jeb Bush’s poll numbers are terrible. So why aren’t we talking about them?

    09/29/2015 11:32:25 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/29/15 | Chris Cillizza
    In April, one in every four likely Republican primary voters nationally said they would support Jeb Bush for president, according to an NBC-Wall Street Journal poll. Today, just 7 percent say the same. And, it's not just the NBC-WSJ poll; here's Bush's trend line since the start of the year: -snip- That's a remarkable — and remarkably steady — erosion of support unmatched by anyone still running for the Republican nomination. The only person to experience anything close to that sort of drastic drop-off was Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who ended his candidacy last week. So, why is no one...
  • Bush donors not panicked

    09/29/2015 6:31:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/29/15 | Ben White
    BUSH DONORS PANICKED? — Not according to several M.M. talked to this week. Would they like poll numbers higher? Sure. But there are still several months to go before any votes are cast. Said one: “Team Bush is not panicked. Trump tried to channel Jeb today on taxes, but he can't get into the weeds. Rubio is expanding the map but has no staff. Cruz is … .well, still Mr. Congealiality. Bottom line, Jeb is the only grownup with money, a message and organization. Time is, as the Stones say, on his side. … Jeb's fundraising prowess is such a...
  • Top donors are warning Jeb Bush: Shape up or we'll ship out as deposed front-runner continues to

    09/29/2015 6:08:17 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/29/15 | J. TAYLOR RUSHING
    Top donors are warning Jeb Bush: Shape up or we'll ship out as deposed front-runner continues to slide in presidential polls. Replaced as the Republican presidential front-runner this summer and now steadily sliding in the polls, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is being lectured by his top donors that he must reverse his ebbing momentum or they will desert his bid for the presidency. The warnings from Bush's top supporters come in the midst of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's exit from the race and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's rise in the polls. Ironically, it also comes just as Bush and...
  • Bush camp moves to ease donor angst

    09/29/2015 5:58:44 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/29/15 | ELI STOKOLS
    Assessing the state of anxiety on a scale of one to 10, one donor puts the panic level at a 'six or seven.' For the past week, Jeb Bush's campaign advisers have been using a new data point to convince nervous donors that he's still the candidate to beat — Bush's lead in the political prediction markets. Just one problem: Beginning Sunday night, PredictIt, the biggest of the online sites and the one referenced last week by top Bush advisers and confidants, placed Marco Rubio ahead of Bush at the head of the GOP pack. The sudden evaporation of yet...
  • Jeb’s Gaffe-Ridden Campaign

    09/29/2015 5:55:07 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/29/15 | Scott Greer
    Republican presidential candidates are obviously tired of being overshadowed by one Donald J. Trump. The other dozen or so White House hopefuls struggle to get anywhere near the coverage the billionaire businessman receives on a daily basis. This arrangement has probably irked no one more than former GOP frontrunner Jeb Bush. Prior to the entry of The Donald, Bush was the talk of the media and was leading the Republican pack by a comfortable margin. Fast forward a few months, and now Jeb is down in the polls and has a high unfavorable rating among GOP voters. To put in...
  • Mexican representative suggests homeless should be culled with lethal injections

    09/29/2015 2:11:14 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/28/15 | Jennifer Newton
    Mexican representative for the vulnerable suggests homeless should be culled with lethal injections **SNIP** Her remarks, reported in local newspaper Cambio, came when she alleged that the local government lacked the necessary resources to deal with an increasing number of beggars on the streets. She claimed that she herself had a big heart but was unable to solve the homeless problem alone. Ms Machorro also said that she had often offered her home and office as a sanctuary for those individuals with nowhere to go - but said it wasn't a real solution. She explained: 'Yes they're a little crazy,...
  • Where Did Jeb Bush Lose Support? Everywhere – WSJ/NBC Poll

    09/28/2015 5:50:40 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 9/28/15 | EMMA COURT
    Once hailed as the likely Republican nominee, Jeb Bush’s support has been sliced in half from July to September and now stands at 7% as a variety of potential voters turned to other candidates, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll. Mr. Bush is in fifth place among likely GOP voters after real estate developer Donald Trump, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, Sen. Marco Rubio (R.,Fla.) and former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina. Mr. Bush lost support across the board: among men and women, voters under and over 50 years of age, talk-radio listeners, and values and tea-party voters...
  • Team Bush: Don't worry, it's still early, and we've got lots of money

    09/28/2015 4:59:14 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/28/15 | Byron York
    Thursday is October 1. Republican caucus and primary voters begin voting the first of February. Jeb Bush has suffered a big decline in the polls, losing, by the count of Wall Street Journal pollsters, 2/3 of his support nationally since June. (He was at 22 percent in that month's Journal poll and seven percent in a new survey released Sunday.) Other polls show significant decline. -snip- So what is Team Bush's response? To project a sense of calm and imperturbability in the face of bad news. "The race is completely fluid -- look at all the moving parts to date,"...

    09/28/2015 5:05:08 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 9/28/15 | Emily Zanotti
    According to the Washington Post, Jeb Bush has until Halloween to clean up his act, or his donors will be bailing for greener, less moderate, possibly less entitled pastures. Jeb Bush has been something of a non-entity through the first leg of the 2016 campaign. He came in assuming that the waters of the GOP pool would simply part to allow him to walk easily into the nomination, as though he were some sort of second coming of Mitt Romney, and not the third coming of the Bush dynasty. He's run up against Donald Trump, no doubt, which makes it...
  • Flower protest against Donald Trump could have used better planning

    09/28/2015 12:49:18 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 28, 2015 | Chris Perez
    A woman with a huge bouquet of yellow dahlias, the national flower of Mexico, tried her best to deliver them to the doorstep of Donald Trump — but her petaled protest quickly turned into a comedy show when she was unable to navigate her way through a revolving door. Clutching 1,000 flowers in her arms as if she was competing in the Atlas Stone event at the World’s Strongest Man competition, Stephanie Mercades attempted to make a statement on Monday as she dropped off the plants in front of the Trump Tower in Manhattan, TMZ reported. Each dahlia also contained...
  • DOJ Drops Charges Against Syrian Woman Arrested at Texas Border with Mexico

    09/28/2015 9:19:15 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 13 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 09/28/2015 | by Ildefonso Ortiz
    McALLEN, Texas – A federal court in this border city dropped all charges against a Syrian woman and her brother in law, a U.S. Citizen, who were arrested as they attempted to enter the U.S. from Mexico. As reported by Breitbart Texas, U.S. Customs and Border Protection arrested 27-year-old Walaa Alrehawi and her brother-in-law 46-year-old Mohammad Ziad Alzalam last week in the border city of Hidalgo on the charge of misusing a U.S. passport. Court records obtained by Breitbart Texas revealed that Ziad traveled to Beirut, Lebanon, to pick up Alrehawi and the two allegedly used a U.S. passport belonging...
  • OPEC’s Family Feud

    09/28/2015 5:47:49 AM PDT · by thackney · 17 replies
    Hellenic Shipping News ^ | 9/28/2015 | Hellenic Shipping News
    When Venezuelan Oil Minister Juan Pablo Pérez Alfonso resigned in 1963, he blasted the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, at the time torn by internal rivalries, for failing to produce any benefits for his country. Half a century later, OPEC is still split and Venezuela is again unhappy, this time at the unwillingness of the organization’s top producer, Saudi Arabia, to rescue oil prices from a six-year low that’s dragging the battered Venezuelan economy into an even deeper crisis. On Sept. 10, Venezuela’s oil minister, Eulogio del Pino, tweeted appeals for OPEC and non-OPEC countries “to have a discussion on...
  • Mayors Of Eighteen U.S. Cities Tell Obama They Are Ready To Take More Syrian Refugees

    09/26/2015 6:08:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 117 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/24/15 | Kerry Picket
    Mayors from eighteen U.S. cities signed a letter to President Obama saying they are willing to take even more refugees than what has been proposed by the administration. “We will welcome the Syrian families to make homes and new lives in our cities,” wrote the mayors, all of whom are part of the Cities United for Immigration Action coalition. “Indeed, we are writing to say that we stand ready to work with your Administration to do much more and to urge you to increase still further the number of Syrian refugees the United States will accept for resettlement.” “This is...
  • Inside Jeb Bush's campaign headquarters, where push is on for long haul

    09/26/2015 2:33:57 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 9/26/15 | Adam C Smith
    MIAMI — Jeb Bush on Friday completed another grueling week raising money and campaigning in Texas, Iowa, Washington, D.C., Virginia, Kentucky, South Carolina and Florida. Here's what the candidate with the busiest schedule in the presidential race had to show for it: The latest polls have him sixth among Republicans in Iowa, fifth in New Hampshire and handily losing to Donald Trump in, of all places, his home state of Florida. -snip- When a reporter visited last week, fewer than a dozen people worked quietly in what looked more like a vast storage area for unused desks, tables and bookshelves...
  • JEB BUSH: Here's when Donald Trump really 'bugs me'

    09/24/2015 4:03:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Yahoo! Finance / Business Insider ^ | September 24, 2015 | Colin Campbell
    The No. 1 target of Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump's insults said in a Thursday interview that he finds the trash-talk "amusing." Trump constantly calls former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) a "low-energy" person, among other campaign-trail taunts. Bush said on Fox News' "Special Report with Bret Baier" that the attacks don't bother him. "No, because I work my tail off. I find it amusing," Bush said, according to an advance transcript provided by Fox News. He added that he doesn't find all of Trump's statement funny, however — particularly the stuff he labeled divisive. "Most of what Trump says...
  • Jeb Bush is in 5th place in this NH poll. But that’s not his worst news out of the survey.

    09/24/2015 3:55:26 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/24/15 | David Weigel
    It's not really news anymore when a poll finds former Florida Governor Jeb Bush far below "frontrunner" status. The best-funded of the Republican establishment candidates has struggled for months, and never achieved the sort of advantage that Mitt Romney, John McCain, or George W. Bush did in the years before they became the party's nominee. Still, the new WMUR/CNN poll out of New Hampshire -- which has Jeb Bush tied for 5th place with John Kasich, well in back of Donald Trump and Carly Fiorina, and just behind Ben Carson and Marco Rubio -- suggests that the months of weak...
  • America’s Glorious Wall

    09/24/2015 10:20:47 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/24/15 | Peggy Ryan
    The Emperor’s New Clothes is the tale of an Emperor who loves clothes above all else. One day, two swindlers come to town who say they can weave the most magnificent, brilliantly colored cloth. And, they confide, garments made from this fabric have the special power of being invisible to those who are stupid or not fit for their post. The Emperor hires the swindlers and they set to work. In time, he sends trusted officials to check on the weaver’s progress. The officials see only empty looms but know of the cloth’s special power. So they tell the Emperor...
  • Jeb Bush's Mexican-Born Wife Adopts Key Role in Courting Hispanics in New Ad

    09/23/2015 5:57:13 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Latin Post ^ | 9/18/15 | Andre F. Puglie
    Columba Bush, the wife of Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush, is playing an increasingly important role in her husband's campaign, as the former Florida governor seeks to appeal to Hispanics. The 62-year-old philanthropist is a native of León, Mexico. She met Bush in 1970 when the future governor was teaching English as a second language and assisting in the building of a school in a small village outside of the Guanajuato city. In a new video released on Monday designed to appeal to Latino voters -- a key constituency -- Columba Bush made her most expansive comments to date, the...
  • Jeb Bush on immigration: My plan is 'dignified'

    09/23/2015 5:53:27 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/21/15 | Ashley Killough
    Jeb Bush admitted Monday his views on immigration may not be "mainstream" in the Republican Party. But he praised the "vitality" of a multicultural society as other GOP presidential candidates find themselves in trouble over comments about minorities. "If we embrace a set of shared values, then it shouldn't matter if you have a 'z' at the end of your name, or your accent might be different, 'cause guess what? There are people in this country, that have accents different from mine and mine's different from theirs. It doesn't matter," Bush said to a roomful of Hispanics. The former Florida...
  • Mexico's Favorite Villain: Donald Trump

    09/22/2015 10:58:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Politico Magazine ^ | September 21, 2015 | Jan-Albert Hootsen, Dutch freelance journalist based in Mexico City
    America’s Southern neighbor is beating up on the real estate mogul. Literally.While his “Make America Again Great” hats may be the most popular campaign swag north of the Rio Grande, in Mexico the most popular Donald Trump paraphernalia is of a different variety: Piñatas. Ever since announced his entry into the presidential race last June with a thundering tirade against Mexico, Mexicans and immigrants in general Dalton Avalos, a 28-year-old piñata maker from the northern Mexican border city of Reynosa, has been doing a brisk business in candy-filled effigies of Trump. “I’ve sold something like sixty or seventy since I...
  • This video shows how deeply stupid and biased the “Fair and Balanced” Faux News is toward Trump

    09/22/2015 8:59:25 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 55 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/22/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    At my house we have been Fox free for quite a while. These days we watch One America News instead of the biased fakes at faux News. Every conservative should watch OAN because it is what Faux News pretends to be. Nevertheless, I came across this video of something on Fox called The FIVE, which is anything but “fair and balanced.” It shows a bunch of fakes in a discussion of how Donald Trump proposes to get Mexico to pay for the wall we need on our southern border. Watching these morons attack a fresh idea for solving THE PROBLEM...
  • Bush blasts Trump’s border wall and deportation plan

    09/22/2015 3:39:18 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 9/21/15 | Rebecca Elliott
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush reaffirmed his support Monday for allowing undocumented immigrants to earn legal status, denouncing proposals to build a wall at the Mexican border and deport those living in the United States illegally. Both are plans touted by billionaire businessman Donald Trump, who has topped the Republican field in recent polls. After initially steering clear of Trump, Bush has become more outspoken in his criticism of the frontrunner with a penchant for incendiary comments about illegal immigration. “We need to respect the rule of law. There’s national security questions, public health questions. There’s important questions about protecting...
  • Jeb Bush Defends Comprehensive Immigration Reform

    09/22/2015 3:20:57 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush on Monday praised the contribution of Hispanics to the U.S. economy and set himself apart from his GOP rivals by coming out in favor of immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship. “Here’s what I believe. I believe we need immigration reform. I’ve been clear about this. I believe that DREAM Act kids should have a path to citizenship,” the former Florida governor told pro-immigration reform protesters who interrupted him during his address before the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce conference in Houston. “I’ll continue to be consistently for it irrespective of what the...
  • Liberal blog doubts plausibility of Trump's border wall.

    09/21/2015 3:17:45 PM PDT · by bcrotan · 23 replies
    The National Memo ^ | 9/21/2015 | Ali F. Rhuzkan
    There are very few occasions in American political discourse that require the input of a structural engineer, but when Donald Trump took a question from Univision’s Jorge Ramos regarding his proposed United States-Mexico border wall at a press conference on August 25, I heard the clarion call:
  • Jeb Bush finds his voice with spirited attack on rivals' immigration hard line

    09/21/2015 1:59:18 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 46 replies
    Guardian ^ | 9/21/15 | Dan Roberts
    An invigorated Jeb Bush defied his party’s lurch to the right over immigration on Monday with a passionate speech to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, in which he called for a path to legal citizenship for undocumented migrants. -snip- “Donald Trump apparently said I should not speak Spanish to them for some odd reason,” said Bush, who began and ended Monday’s speech in Spanish. “They spoke in Spanish to me and I spoke in Spanish to them.
  • Bush: 'DREAM Act kids should have a path to citizenship'

    09/21/2015 1:54:03 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/21/15 | Ben Kamisar
    Jeb Bush responded to hecklers chanting “no hope without our vote” on Monday by reiterating his support for granting a pathway to citizenship for the children of illegal immigrants. The protest came minutes into the GOP presidential candidate's speech at the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s national convention. Bush addressed the demonstrators directly, sharing a more moderate piece of his immigration program that has drawn the ire of some conservatives. “Here’s what I believe. I believe we need immigration reform. I’ve been clear about this. I believe that DREAM Act kids should have a path to citizenship,” he said. “I’ll...
  • In Houston, Bush Faults GOP Over Immigration Attitude

    09/21/2015 1:51:48 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 9/21/15 | Patrick Svitek
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush used a speech here Monday before Hispanic business leaders to chide his party over its attitude toward immigration, drawing not-so-subtle contrasts between himself and bomb-throwing billionaire Donald Trump. "This apparently is somewhat out of the mainstream temporarily in my party, but it isn't really," Bush told the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's national convention. "A great majority of Republican believe in immigration reform." Bush, who had hardly started speaking before being interrupted by protesters, only said Trump's name once, but clearly had the GOP foe on his mind. The real estate mogul's rants against illegal...

    09/20/2015 3:48:07 AM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/19/2015 | Edwin Mora
    Jack Riley, the No. 2 at the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), signaled support for Donald Trump’s proposal to build a wall along the Southern border in a recent interview centered on hunting down Mexican drug cartel boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. In an exclusive interview with Yahoo News, the acting deputy administrator at the Obama administration’s DEA agency, discussed why the U.S. government is invested in hunting escaped convict El Chapo, the leader of Mexico’s brutal Sinaloa cartel. Riley explained why El Chapo and his murderous criminal empire are a threat to the United States. The Sinaloa cartel has been...
  • Hillary is ready to fight the war on drugs… in Mexico

    09/19/2015 5:39:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/19/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Regarding the moment when I first saw the title of the article, Hillary Clinton Willing to Cross Border to Combat Heroin, I have a confession to make. My first thought was, send us a postcard and be sure to wear some body armor. I mean, why not? She still looks pretty scrappy for her age, and if she managed to take out a few cartel operatives then at least she’d have something to point to as an accomplishment as she runs for president. Sadly, that’s not really what she meant at all. (ABC News) Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton...
  • 30-Year Trade Deficit with Mexico

    09/19/2015 12:26:51 PM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 22 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | September 19, 2015 | Larry Walker II
    Trump Nails It- By: Larry Walker II -Last year our trade deficit with Mexico totaled $53.8 billion, and is projected to end about the same in 2015. When the last three decades are summed, we find that the United States 30-year trade deficit with Mexico amounts to $910.2 billion. Although this has been great for Mexico, it hasn’t been so great for the United States. Looking back over the last 30 years, we find that the United States actually ran trade surpluses with Mexico in 1991 through 1994, and then came the North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA - 1994)....
  • Killing of Mexican Tourists in Egypt: How Did the Tragedy Happen?

    09/19/2015 10:51:42 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Al Alarabiya ^ | Friday, 18 September 2015 | Sonia Farid
    The killing of 12 people, eight of whom were Mexican nationals, in Egypt’s Western Desert is an incident like no other for several reasons. Egypt has seen cases of terrorists killing tourists, and security forces killing terrorists. But this time it was security forces killing tourists. The reason for the attack, which also injured six other Mexicans, and four Egyptians, is that security forces mistook the tourists, their guides and drivers for militants. The controversy was taken to another level when victims were said to have ventured into a restricted area. Each relevant state authority absolved itself of contributing to...
  • Pro-Migrant Paper Admits There Are Too Many, Benefits Are Too High, And Many Are ‘Civil Warriors’

    09/16/2015 1:57:53 PM PDT · by Black Agnes · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Sep 2015 | Sarkis Zeronian
    Germany, led by Chancellor Angela Merkel, has driven the debate on the handling of migrants in recent weeks, but there are signs that domestic tolerance is becoming stretched. At the same time some local governments are looking at measures which risk further anger, such as compulsory rental of private property for migrant housing. When Chancellor Merkel first announced that Germany would open its borders to welcome Syrian migrants, she enjoyed a degree of support from domestic and international media. Even from the outset Merkel’s move was not without its domestic critics. As Breitbart London previously reported, there were those among...
  • Carly Fiorina Slams Donald Trump On Immigration: His Ideas ‘Stoke Anger’

    09/16/2015 8:13:27 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 100 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/31/15 | ALEX SWOYER
    GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina took a jab at GOP frontrunner Donald Trump during her campaign swing through Iowa, where she said she doesn’t support challenging the Constitution or the 14th amendment, in light of Trump’s immigration plan. “I’ve been very clear I don’t support deportation. I don’t support amending the Constitution or challenging the 14th Amendment,” Fiorina told NBC News on the topic of Trump’s immigration policy. “I think these are ideas that stoke anger but don’t solve problems. I think Donald Trump is stoking anger without solving problems. And I think others, now, are sadly pandering to him.”...
  • Homeland secretary blasts San Francisco sanctuary policy

    09/15/2015 5:55:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    AP ^ | 9/15/15 | Sudhin Thanawala
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Tuesday criticized San Francisco's policy of not cooperating fully with immigration officials, calling it counterproductive and unacceptable. The city's sanctuary policy has come under scrutiny since the shooting in July of Kate Steinle as she walked with her father and a family friend along the San Francisco waterfront. The shooting triggered a national debate over immigration after it was revealed the man charged in the killing, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, had been deported five times to his native Mexico and was out on the streets after San Francisco officials disregarded a request from immigrations authorities...
  • FLASHBACK: ... Columba Bush ... Still, she knows how to campaign for a cause: her native Mexico

    09/15/2015 4:20:37 PM PDT · by maggief · 35 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 31, 1991 | MICHAEL QUINTANILLA
    EXCERPT (Columba) Bush decided to continue campaigning, especially in Latino communities, where her presence and bilingual skills were highly valued. Later that year, at the Republican National Convention, she took the podium to second her father-in-law's nomination. She had prayed to the Virgin of San Juan for strength. After much prayer and thought, she would give up her Mexican citizenship to vote for George Bush. "That was a difficult decision to make because up until then I didn't see any necessity to change my citizenship. My husband wanted me to stay as a Mexican citizen, and the whole family has...
  • Jeb Bush Releases New Bilingual Ad Costarring His 'Secret Weapon' – Wife Columba

    09/15/2015 4:07:03 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    People Magazine ^ | 9/15/15 | TIERNEY MCAFEE
    In a new ad aimed at Hispanic voters – and quite possibly English language advocates Sarah Palin and Donald Trump – Jeb Bush crusades for the presidency in Spanish and rolls out his "secret weapon" – his wife, Columba. After Palin and Trump criticized Bush for speaking Spanish on the campaign trail – with Palin suggesting that the GOP candidate "speak American" while in the U.S. – Bush released the bilingual ad declaring Hispanics "an integral part of the American dream." "The United States of America is a great country," Bush says in Spanish. "Thanks to the people that come...
  • Jeb Bush Speaks Good Spanish, His Wife Speaks Poor English, In New Video

    09/15/2015 9:33:35 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/15/15 | NEIL MUNRO
    Gov. Jeb Bush has released a Spanish-language Internet ad, in which his Mexican-born wife makes her first appearance of the campaign to deliver a halting, accented and simple English pitch, while he speaks happily in confident Spanish. Columba Bush rarely speaks in public, and English is not her native language. She was born in Mexico, and moved to the United States with Jeb Bush. Her 15-second scripted comments are very simple. “I have lived more than half my life here. So, you know, I agree that we all have the same interests, the same feelings. We go to church every...
  • Ben Carson: Give Illegals Six Months to Register as Guest Workers (and Citizenship later...)

    09/15/2015 7:16:19 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 61 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9/14/15 | Melanie Hunter
    GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that his immigration plan would include giving illegal immigrants six months to register as guest workers. “Those who are here, you know, we have to recognize that we can't just round them up, but we can give them an opportunity to register. I would give them a six-month period, and if they register and they have a pristine record, they haven't been causing problems, I would give them an opportunity to become guest workers, not citizens, not voting people, not people who get goodies,” said Carson. “And I...
  • Ben Carson sets forth a sort of amnestyish sounding immigration plan (Amnesty + Citizenship)

    09/15/2015 6:09:49 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 9/13/15 | JAZZ SHAW
    Ben Carson has been getting a lot more love from the Sunday shows with his now solidified second place status heading into the debates and he was invited to sit down on Face the Nation this morning. Much of the interview was fairly nondescript, but when the host offered him the chance to not only comment on The Donald’s immigration plan but offer one of his own, well… things got a bit interesting. (via Ian Tuttle at National Review) But let’s say we get [the borders] sealed, because certainly in a Carson administration that would be done within the first...
  • Ben Carson calls for immigrants in country illegally to be granted guest-worker status

    09/15/2015 6:02:55 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | 9/9/15 | Fox News Latino
    Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson jabbed Tuesday at front-runner Donald Trump's proposal to deport everyone who is in the country illegally, calling the plan impractical. "People who say that have no idea what that would entail" legally and otherwise, Carson said, adding: "Where you going to send them?"
  • Jeb Bush speaks Spanish in video celebrating Hispanics

    09/15/2015 4:54:24 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    KFOR ^ | 9/14/15 | M.DELATORRE
    Ignoring criticism from Donald Trump about speaking Spanish on the campaign trail, Jeb Bush uses his second language in a new video celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. The one-minute video, “Todos Somos Americanos” or “We are all Americans,” also features a rare appearance from his wife of 41 years, Columba, who’s from Mexico. “I have lived over half my life here,” she says in English in the video. “We all have the same interests, the same feelings.” The Republican presidential candidate says in Spanish that he is “proud” that his children and grandchildren are Hispanic. “Hispanics contribute more every day to...