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  • Trump Forces Chuck and Nancy to Debate Him in Front of America, They Didn't Like It

    12/11/2018 11:32:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 103 replies ^ | December 11, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    For the first time since the 2018-midterm elections, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met with President Trump at the White House Tuesday. Their meeting was originally supposed to be closed press, but that all changed when the White House press pool was invited into the Oval Office to broadcast their remarks. President Trump started the meeting by thanking Pelosi and Schumer for showing up and made his case for additional border security. "I am proud to shut down the government over border security," Trump said. "I will take the mantle." "They're pouring into our...
  • Top Dem Says There Hasn't Been 'Adequate Justification' for Troops to Be at the Border

    Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.), the presumed incoming chairman for the House Armed Services Committee, voiced his extreme displeasure after the Department of Defense extended the deployment of active-duty service members on the U.S.-Mexico border. They will stay at the border until January 31.The Department of Homeland Security requested the extension due to the “ongoing threat” of large, and sometimes violent, migrant caravans.“I continue to strongly question the deployment of U.S. military service members at our southern border. Furthermore, the decision to extend this deployment to the end of January 2019 is not a responsible use of Department of Defense resources...
  • Border Patrol agents seize $1.5M worth of pot in weekend crackdown

    12/10/2018 4:08:12 PM PST · by bgill · 20 replies
    kxan ^ | Dec. 10, 2018 | Tulsi kamath
    U.S. Border Patrol agents stopped 12 smuggling operations and seized nearly two tons of marijuana worth over $1.5 million during a weekend crackdown, officials with Customs and Border Patrol wrote in a press release Monday. On Friday, agents working near Mission, Texas, saw "smugglers utilize a raft filled with bundles of marijuana cross the Rio Grande," officials wrote. On the Texas side of the river, they loaded up a Ford F-150 pick up truck with the pot. "As mobile units responded to the area, the vehicle fled at a high rate of speed," officials wrote. When agents stopped the truck,...
  • News Summary And Intelligence Report-Monday December 10th, 2018

    12/10/2018 3:54:34 AM PST · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/10/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    The French President Emmanuel Macron speaks to his nation at 2pm Eastern time in the US today. He will break his verbal silence to address the challenge presented by the 'yellow vests' protest movement..... Climate change was on the agenda at a world conference in Katowice, Poland over the weekend..... The Battle of Brexit. Newspapers in the UK claimed that Prime Minister Theresa May won't allow her Brexit plan to be voted on Tuesday but her people said there would be a vote. May spoke to the Irish Prime Minister Sunday as well as the European Union leader Donald Tusk....
  • France calls for new global coalition of ‘goodwill powers’

    09/28/2018 2:48:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 28, 2018 4:41 PM EDT | Collin Binkley
    France’s leaders proposed a new alliance of “goodwill powers” on Friday in an attempt to revive the type of global diplomacy that they say is being jeopardized by the United States, Russia and other countries that favor unilateralism over cooperation. French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian announced the plan during a speech at Harvard University, suggesting that Europe should align itself with countries like India, Australia, Mexico and other “powerful democracies” that share a commitment to multilateralism. His speech described an erosion of the brand of diplomacy that brought nations together following World War II and led to the...
  • Gun Control Fail: California Firearm Homicides Up 18 Percent

    12/09/2018 10:56:01 AM PST · by rktman · 53 replies ^ | 12/8/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    California, a state with every gun control imaginable, witnessed an 18 percent rise in firearm homicides from 2014 to 2016. This rise in firearm homicides comes despite the fact that Democrats, gun control groups, and the establishment media constantly claim that states with the strictest gun controls see lower rates of violence and death. California has universal background checks, gun registration requirements, red flag laws (i.e., Gun Violence Restraining Orders), a ten-day waiting period for gun purchases, an “assault weapons” ban, a one-gun-per-month limit on handgun purchases, a minimum firearm purchase age of 21, a ban on campus carry, a...
  • Border Patrol stops more than 60,000 undocumented immigrants at Mexico-U.S. border in November

    12/07/2018 5:23:22 PM PST · by BeauBo · 12 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 7 December 2018 | ADRY TORRES
    It is the highest amount of apprehensions along the 1,954-mile long border in a single month since Donald Trump took over as president in January 2017... But the figures were actually higher under President Barack Obama.
  • Sen. Ted Cruz, others announce bill to fund $25 billion border wall

    12/06/2018 11:25:55 AM PST · by BeauBo · 203 replies
    KXAN ^ | 6 Dec 2018 | Tulsi Kamath
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz with three other senators introduced a bill Wednesday that is aimed at fully funding a wall along the US-Mexico border... The WALL Act would fully fund the border wall by closing existing loopholes that provide illegal immigrants with federal benefits and tax credits, without affecting the benefits and tax credits used by Americans.
  • Mounds of garbage, squalor and mess: Caravan moves on, leaving Tijuana its detritus

    12/03/2018 10:15:26 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies ^ | 12/3/2018 | Monica Showalter
    The caravan has moved on, with Tijuana authorities now housing the 7,000 Central American migrants in a far more civilized compound than the squalid Astrodome after Katrina-style housing they had occupied. Daily Wire's excellent Ryan Saavedra has a report on what the place looked like, writing: Caravan migrants from Central America that are stuck in Tijuana, Mexico are reportedly trashing the area, leaving behind bottles of urine and mountains of trash. The news comes as migrants are facing increasing backlash and negative attitudes from local Mexican residents, as the overwhelming majority of Mexican residents – 73% – hold negative views...
  • Shocking moment man is disarmed by another patron and shot with his own gun

    12/03/2018 5:35:53 PM PST · by Teotwawki · 18 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | December 3, 2018 | Adry Torres
    The shocking moment a man was shot multiple times after being disarmed in a bar fight with another patron has been caught on camera. The spiraling violence took place in an unidentified bar in Mexico on Saturday, according to Flyheight, and showed the unidentified male being blasted five times. The exchange between the men escalated after a bar-goer tried to step to and play peacemaker between the two parties.
  • U.S. Supreme Court turns away challenge to Trump's border wall

    12/03/2018 7:26:55 AM PST · by mandaladon · 42 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3 Dec 2018 | Andrew Chung
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rebuffed a challenge by three conservation groups to the authority of President Donald Trump’s administration to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, a victory for Trump who has made the wall a centerpiece of his hardline immigration policies. The justices’ declined to hear the groups’ appeal of a ruling by a federal judge in California rejecting their claims that the administration had pursued border wall projects without complying with applicable environmental laws. The groups are the Center for Biological Diversity, the Animal Legal Defense Fund and Defenders of Wildlife. Their...
  • Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Makes Scene, Insults Trump at Trade Signing

    12/03/2018 3:57:51 AM PST · by rustyweiss74 · 68 replies
    MenRec ^ | 12/3/2018
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau refused to hold up a copy of the trade pact signed by him, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, and President Trump, at Friday’s ceremony, despite the latter urging him to do so. Trudeau appeared to be in a bit of a feisty mood despite the historic nature of the agreement, along with Trump’s insistence that the two have become ‘great friends.’ Aside from being the only one of the three North American leaders to not hold the document up for a photo op, Trudeau referred to the President as simply “Donald” during the meeting, and...
  • Qatar to withdraw from OPEC in January 2019

    12/02/2018 11:12:39 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 26 replies
    AlJazeera ^ | 12-3-2018 | AlJazeera
    Qatar will withdraw from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Qatar's Energy Minister Saad Sherida al-Kaabi announced on Monday. The decision to quit the bloc of 15 oil-producing countries that account for almost half of the world's oil production was confirmed by Qatar Petroleum, the country's state oil company.
  • Tijuana Closes Caravan Shelter, Moves Migrants Further From Border

    12/02/2018 2:55:44 PM PST · by mandaladon · 42 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2 Dec 2018 | Jazz Shaw
    For some time now, the advance guard of the caravan has been sheltered in the Tijuana sports complex, where officials have been providing them with food and basic medical attention as best they can. That came to an end this weekend. While officials in Tijuana had said that they didn’t plan to forcibly move anyone, they are now shipping the migrants to a concert venue ten miles further from the border. Apparently, the conditions inside the stadium had become too grim to bear. (Washington Times) The conditions inside that stadium definitely sound grim. It doesn’t help that the venue had...
  • Mexico's new president signs deal to stop migrants

    12/02/2018 12:59:59 PM PST · by Innovative · 35 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Dec. 2, 2018 | AP
    In one of his first acts in office, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has signed an agreement with his counterparts from three Central American countries to establish a development plan to stem the flow of migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. The Foreign Ministry said Saturday that the plan includes a fund to generate jobs in the region and aims to attack the structural causes of migration from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
  • He’s Built an Empire, With Detained Migrant Children as the Bricks

    12/02/2018 10:56:36 AM PST · by Theoria · 26 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 02 Dec 2018 | Kim Barker, Nicholas Kulish and Rebecca R. Ruiz
    The founder of Southwest Key made millions from housing migrant children. His nonprofit has stockpiled taxpayer dollars and possibly engaged in self-dealing with top executives. Juan Sanchez grew up along the Mexican border in a two-bedroom house so crowded with children that he didn’t have a bed. But he fought his way to another life. He earned three degrees, including a doctorate in education from Harvard, before starting a nonprofit in his Texas hometown. Mr. Sanchez has built an empire on the back of a crisis. His organization, Southwest Key Programs, now houses more migrant children than any other in...
  • Mexico’s new president must learn from his heavy-handed transition

    12/02/2018 8:06:50 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 30 | Enrique Acevedo
    Among the most pressing questions looming over him are how willing he would be to pay a political price to make hard decisions and whether he will respect the country’s institutions that could try to rein him in. AMLO is promising a “fourth transformation” inspired by three previous political, economic and social disruptions credited with changing the course of Mexican history. His sweeping victory in July earned him the soaring clout most politicians can only dream of. His newly formed Morena party took both the House of Deputies and the Senate, giving him the ability to pass budgets, modify laws...
  • Trump says he'll be 'formally terminating NAFTA (Immediately)

    12/01/2018 11:40:14 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 29 replies
    CTV ^ | 12-1-2018 | AP
    <p>BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- U.S. President Donald Trump says he will shortly be providing formal notice to Congress that he will terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement, giving lawmakers six months to approve the replacement he recently signed. Speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One while returning to Washington from Argentina, Trump says: “I will be formally terminating NAFTA shortly.” Seeking to gain leverage with skeptical lawmakers to approve the revised trade pact, Trump says Congress “will have a choice” as it considers the agreement he signed with the leaders of Mexico and Canada on Friday during the Group of 20 summit. He says they can choose between the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement or “pre-NAFTA, which works very well.” Trump has made renegotiating NAFTA a centerpiece of his presidency.</p>
  • Gavin Newsom Wants to Pull CA's National Guard From the Border...Because They're More Useful Else...

    12/01/2018 2:30:23 PM PST · by jazusamo · 71 replies ^ | December 1, 2018 | Beth Baumann
    Full title: Gavin Newsom Wants to Pull CA's National Guard From the Border...Because They're More Useful Elsewhere California Governor-elect Gavin Newsom has long been at odds with President Donald Trump's immigration policies. Now, he's looking at pulling the state's National Guard from the border because he believes their services can be better used elsewhere. “I have every desire to pull those Guardsmen back and assist in other capacities,” Newsom said . “It’s my intention today, but every day conditions change, and so I want to caveat that with that understanding.” Newsom also said he planned to discuss the border situation...
  • Jobs in Mexico replace American dream for some caravan migrants

    12/01/2018 1:07:01 PM PST · by conservative98 · 32 replies
    Times of Oman ^ | December 1, 2018 | AFP
    Tijuana(Mexico): Stranded on the US-Mexican border with little hope of entering the United States, thousands of people from a migrant caravan are letting go of their American dream and settling on a Mexican one. Under a work programme set up by the Mexican government, 2,250 migrants in the northern border city of Tijuana -- out of the roughly 6,000 who trekked here in the caravan from Central America -- have signed up to get jobs, visas and social security benefits in Mexico. The programme is designed to induce them to stay here, rather than press on to the United States,...