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  • Official: Paying Off Texas Toll Roads Debt Would Cost $38B

    05/24/2016 10:02:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Construction Equipment Guide ^ | April 29, 2016 | Associated Press
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A Texas Department of Transportation official said the state would need $38 billion to pay off debt linked to dozens of toll roads and make the highways free to drivers. Executive director James Bass updated a Texas House panel in Austin. The 2015 Legislature ordered TxDOT to report on the status of Texas toll roads. A final report is due in September.
  • Sources: BU [Baylor] Regents Remove Starr As President [ed]

    05/24/2016 11:25:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Horns Digest ^ | May 24, 2016 | Chip Brown
    The Baylor board of regents on Tuesday removed Kenneth Starr as school president and chancellor after six years and offered him a leadership position in the BU law school, sources told HornsDigest.com.
  • Exclusive: Planned Parenthood Lawyer Denies Collusion, Admits DA Gave Him Video

    05/24/2016 4:56:47 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 16 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 24 May 2016 | Lana Shadwick
    HOUSTON, Texas — The lawyer for Planned Parenthood who has been accused of colluding with the Harris County DA against the Planned Parenthood undercover videographer, filed an affidavit to deny this charge, but admits that a prosecutor gave him a copy of the undercover video. As reported on April 14, Jared Woodfill, a lawyer for undercover videographer David Daleiden told Breitbart Texas, “We have clear evidence that the DA is colluding with Planned Parenthood.” The District Attorney in Harris County, Texas, is Devon Anderson. David Daleiden, is the president and founder of the Center for Medical Progress (CMP). Daleiden’s undercover...
  • Chelsea and Hillary Dance on Scalia's Grave

    05/24/2016 4:24:18 AM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 24, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The hypocrisy of those who travel everywhere with heavily armed security and the perpetual protection of Secret Service agents, such as Chelsea and Hillary Clinton, yet see no need for the great unwashed to protect themselves, is not surprising. Of course, these elites deem themselves higher-value targets than the rest of us. All Americans are equal but some are more equal than others. That housewife in Dubuque whose home a rapist just broke into, well, she can just call 911, thank you.
  • TEXAS IMMIGRATION FACILITY TO HOUSE TRANSGENDER DETAINEES

    05/23/2016 3:39:10 PM PDT · by PROCON · 14 replies
    AP ^ | May 23, 2016 | NOMAAN MERCHANT
    DALLAS (AP) -- A detention facility for immigrants set to open later this year in Texas will include a special unit for transgender people, the second of its kind in the federal system. The privately-run facility under construction in Alvarado, Texas, southwest of Dallas, will include 36 beds for transgender detainees, according to a statement Monday from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The facility is expected to open in November.
  • Discovery could open the door to cellphone and car batteries that last five times longer

    05/23/2016 10:51:48 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 40 replies
    phys.org ^ | 23 MAY 2016 | Provided by: University of Texas at Dallas
    A University of Texas at Dallas researcher has made a discovery that could open the door to cellphone and car batteries that last five times longer than current ones. Dr. Kyeongjae Cho, professor of materials science and engineering in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, has discovered new catalyst materials for lithium-air batteries that jumpstart efforts at expanding battery capacity. The research was published in Nature Energy. "There's huge promise in lithium-air batteries. However, despite the aggressive research being done by groups all over the world, those promises are not being delivered in real life," Cho said....
  • Supreme Court Rejects Blagojevich Appeal Again

    05/23/2016 9:49:06 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 11 replies
    cbs local chicongo ^ | 23 May 2016
    The nation’s highest court first rejected Blagojevich’s request in March, but his attorneys filed a petition for rehearing in April. The Supreme Court turned down that petition Monday without comment.
  • Supreme Court sides with death row inmate in racial discrimination case

    05/23/2016 7:32:24 AM PDT · by Dacula · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | 5-23-16 | Ariane de Vogue
    The Supreme Court Monday morning ruled in favor of a death row inmate in a case concerning race discrimination in jury selection.
  • China has conducted a 'war'—not trade—with steel, experts say

    05/22/2016 10:59:49 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 34 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | Friday, 20 May 2016 | 3:41 AM ET | Holly Ellyatt, Karen Tso
    Despite China signaling moves to cut its excess steel production capacity, industry chiefs say the country has declared a metals "war" that has had a "devastating" impact for the rest of the world's industry.
  • The story behind Mitt RomneyÂ’s loss in the presidential campaign to President Obama

    05/22/2016 11:09:07 AM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 46 replies
    Boston.com ^ | December 23, 2012 | Michael Kranish
    It was two weeks before Election Day when Mitt Romney's political director signed a memo that all but ridiculed the notion that the Republican presidential nominee, with his better ground game could lose the key state of Ohio or the election. The race is “unmistakably moving in Mitt Romney's direction, the memo said. But the claims proved wildly off the mark, a fact embarrassingly underscored when the high-tech voter turnout system that Romney himself called “state of the art” crashed at the worst moment, on Election Day. To this day, Romney’s aides wonder how it all went so wrong...
  • Washington state GOP snubs Trump in delegate elections

    05/22/2016 11:11:43 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 58 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 22, 2016 | EMILY SCHULTHEIS
    Donald Trump may be the last Republican standing in the 2016 race, but that doesn't mean everyone in his party is happy about it. At the Washington state Republican convention this weekend, 40 of the state's 41 elected GOP delegates went not to Trump but to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Trump's primary challenger in the race. The Seattle Times reports that even Trump's state campaign chairman in Washington, state Sen. Don Benton, didn't snag a delegate slot in the anti-Trump crowd. Cruz's state campaign manager, Saul Gamoran, said many Washington state Republicans are "taking a wait-and-see attitude" to Trump's candidacy....
  • Washington state GOP convention backs Cruz over Trump

    05/22/2016 9:05:37 AM PDT · by Flick Lives · 98 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | Jim Brunner
    PASCO — Donald Trump has all but sewn up the GOP presidential nomination. But as thousands of Washington Republicans converged on a rodeo arena for their state convention over the weekend, the gathering didn’t look like a political party yet united behind a Trump-led ticket. Red Ted Cruz T-shirts outnumbered Trump ball caps on the convention floor at the TRAC Center, and supporters of the Texas senator won 40 of the 41 elected delegate slots for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this summer — even though Cruz has dropped out of the race. ...snip... Amid talk of Republican unity,...
  • What Hillary Clinton thinks about Mark Cuban’s interest in talking about the vice presidency

    05/22/2016 4:55:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics ^ | May 22, 2016 | Abby Phillip
    Hillary Clinton says she welcomes businessman and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban's interest in potentially becoming her vice presidential running mate. In an interview that aired Sunday, Clinton opened the door wide open to Cuban and other business leaders, who could serve to counter the likely Republican nominee, real estate mogul Donald Trump. "I think we should look widely and broadly. It's not just people in elected office. It is successful businesspeople," Clinton told NBC News's Chuck Todd on "Meet the Press." "I am very interested in that." "And I appreciate his openness to it," she added of Cuban's comments....
  • GEORGE P. BUSH: A BUSH CAN SURVIVE IN TRUMP POLITICAL WORLD

    05/21/2016 3:49:32 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 66 replies
    AP ^ | May 21, 2:40 AM EDT | WILL WEISSERT
    DALLAS (AP) -- George P. Bush was talking about his future political plans - and how Donald Trump wouldn't reshape them - when two women approached, giddy with excitement. Eighteen months after he was elected Texas land commissioner and a few weeks past his 40th birthday, Bush is quietly continuing his family's legacy. The grandson of one former president and nephew of another, he remains a rising star in America's largest conservative state and is keeping alive the possibility that a political dynasty declared dead by many when his dad flamed out of the presidential race could yet again return...
  • NRA, Trump: Clinton would abolish 2nd Amendment, gun rights

    05/21/2016 3:52:38 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 17 replies
    WAVE 3 News- Louisville ^ | May 20, 2016 | GORDON BOYD
    The National Rifle Association may be a nation unto itself in its commitment to the right to bear arms. The number of members attending its annual convention here is larger than the combined populations of Jeffersonville and Clarksville, Ind.; more than 70,000. But the message its leadership delivered by endorsing Donald Trump, and by hosting his second Louisville visit, is aimed at the more than 5 million members who stayed home. "This election is about the soul of the country, and the Second Amendment," said Chris Cox, executive director of the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action. "If your preferred candidate...
  • Trump Scores NRA Backing And Attacks 'Heartless Hillary'

    05/21/2016 4:19:53 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 9 replies
    politico.com ^ | 05/20/16
    Dubbing her "Heartless Hillary" Clinton, Trump and the NRA’s leaders cast the 2016 election in stark terms as a referendum on the likely Democratic nominee that carries long-lasting implications for gun enthusiasts nationwide. “The Second Amendment is on the ballot in November,” Trump told the more than 7,000 NRA members who paid to attend his speech, roughly 10 percent of the 70,000 activists in town for the group’s annual meeting. “I will never let you down. I will protect our Second Amendment. I will protect our country.” Showcasing his knack for nicknames and speaking in his characteristic vernacular, Trump drew...
  • David Clarke tells NRA: Be wary of 'freedom-loathing gun-haters'

    05/21/2016 5:54:04 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 10 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 21 may 2016 | Kirsten Clark
    Louisville, Ky. — Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke's message to those attending Friday's NRA-ILA Leadership Forum was in part cautionary: Be wary of "freedom-loathing gun-haters." "Don't be misled by phony sloganeering like 'common sense gun legislation' or 'smart guns,'" he said. "There is nothing smart about what they are up to, as you and I both know. None of this crap will reduce violence, suicides or mass shootings." The crowd erupted in applause several times during Clarke's talk, which was one in a nearly four-hour-long series of speeches from pro-gun heavyweights and politicians like presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump and...
  • NRA is now almost entirely a pro-Republican group, spending more money than ever(T)

    05/21/2016 8:56:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 5/19/2016 | Mike Spies Sarah Ryley
    For four decades, the National Rifle Association has pumped millions of dollars into federal elections, supporting both Republican and Democratic candidates who voted in accordance with the gun group’s strict view of the Second Amendment. That era is over. During the last federal election cycle, in 2014, the gun group’s spending on behalf of Democrats dwindled to virtually nothing, even as its overall election-related spending soared to more than $32 million, an analysis by the Daily News and The Trace found.
  • Trump: 'Heartless Hillary' Wants Single Moms 'To Be Defenseless'

    05/20/2016 3:33:25 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 86 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 5/20/16 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump locked, loaded and fired away at Hillary Clinton on Friday at the National Rifle Association's annual gathering in Louisville, Ky. Trump, who seemed surprised to receive the major gun lobby's endorsement minutes before he took the stage, spent most of his speech blasting the Democratic front-runner's aggressive push for gun control and accusing her of wanting to leave Americans "defenseless." "Hillary wants to disarm vulnerable Americans in high-crime neighborhoods. Whether it's a young, single mom in Florida or a grandmother in Ohio, Hillary wants them to be defenseless," the billionaire told thousands of gun...
  • Wayne LaPierre, Chris Cox & Donald Trump: 2016 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum

    05/20/2016 6:03:23 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | May 20, 2016 | NRA-Cox, LePierre, & Trump
    One hour video: Highlights from the first 10 minutes include Chris Cox's hilarious but poignant assessment of Hillary Clinton’s remarks regarding the 2nd Amendment. Cox leads the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action, which is the NRA lobbying arm. Cox: “Friends, let me say this: Hillary Clinton has a legitimate chance to be the next president, as long as people like us stay home. Sit on the sidelines” and “You know what? We’re giving her reason for optimism these days. She looks at all the discord and division and starts shopping online for ‘His and Hers’ twin beds for the White...
  • PA: Black People with Guns Matter

    05/21/2016 3:44:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image From Instagram Maj Toure is a 29 year old black activist in Philadelphia who wants black people  in urban centers to exercise their Second Amendment rights.  From philly.com: Toure is a young African American man who grew up in North Philadelphia watching the destruction caused by gun violence, but who nonetheless was attracted to firearms, and became an official, dues-paying NRA member and legal gun owner. "The stigma, especially in an urban environment like Philly, is if you have a gun, you're either law enforcement or the bad guy," Toure said when we talked recently. "What we're trying to...
  • Donald Trump Tells N.R.A. Hillary Clinton Wants to Let Violent Criminals Go Free

    05/20/2016 2:20:09 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 14 replies
    NYTimes ^ | ASHLEY PARKER
    Donald J. Trump called on Friday for an end to gun-free zones in the United States and accused Hillary Clinton of seeking to let violent criminals out of prison, putting law-abiding citizens at risk, as he accepted the endorsement of the National Rifle Association at its annual convention. Mr. Trump said that the November election would be a referendum on the Second Amendment and asserted that Mrs. Clinton, his likely Democratic opponent, wanted to abolish the right to bear arms. “Crooked Hillary Clinton is the most anti-gun, anti-Second Amendment candidate ever to run for office,” he said at the N.R.A.’s...
  • NRA Endorses Donald Trump for President

    05/20/2016 12:09:55 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 20, 2016 | JOHN SANTUCCI and Meghan Keneally
    The National Rifle Association has endorsed Donald Trump for president at today's convention. Chris Cox, the executive director of the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action, made the endorsement immediately before Trump walked on stage. "Now is the time to unite. If your preferred candidate dropped out of the race, it's time to get over it," Cox said earlier in his remarks. The news of the endorsement came shortly before Trump addressed the group at their convention in Kentucky. How Donald Trump's Views on Guns Shifted Over Time Trump talked about "crooked Hillary" and said that Clinton is "anti-gun," claiming that...
  • NRA to Endorse Donald Trump for President

    05/20/2016 11:31:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 20, 2016 | John Santucci and Meghan Keneally
    The National Rifle Association plans to endorse Trump at its convention today, sources told ABC News. News of the endorsement comes shortly before Trump addresses group members at their convention in Kentucky.
  • Gun Ownership: A New Medical Illness?

    05/20/2016 10:25:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 49 replies
    lifezette.com ^ | 5/20/2016 | Kristen Fischer
    “It does feel rather invasive when I’m asking the question,” Stein told LifeZette. She said the American Academy of Pediatrics requests that doctors ask the question, which is on intake forms for new patients and regular checkups. She does so in order to comply. “It has become more prevalent,” she said. “You feel uncomfortable whether you do it or not. It truly feels like you’re getting into the parents’ business.” Stein says it’s a Catch 22: She wants her patients to be safe, but she doesn’t want to invade their privacy. The information she collects is not shared outside of...
  • Tom Brokaw to Ole Miss Grads: More Guns Mean More Homegrown Terror

    05/20/2016 8:53:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 67 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/19/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    During a May 14 commencement address to Old Miss graduates, retired news anchor and journalist Tom Brokaw said, “more guns … will mean more homegrown acts of terror.” Tom Brokaw lamented the continuing expansion of gun ownership and the success of gun rights organizations that support that expansion. According to The Commercial Appeal, Brokaw referenced the homicide rate in Democrat-run Memphis, Tennessee, then said: I’m appalled by the determination of organizations and individuals to arm more people without any appreciation of the consequence of evermore lethal weapons in our midst. More guns and more firearm tolerance will mean more homegrown...
  • LIVE: Trump Gets NRA Endorsement @ NRA-ILA Leadership forum 5/20/2016 1-5pm EDT (on FNC)

    05/20/2016 6:11:13 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 569 replies
    Friday, May 20, 2016: Donald Trump will deliver remarks at the National Rifle Association-Institute for Legislative Action’s (NRA-ILA) Leadership Forum in Louisville, KY. There will be several speakers attending the forum listed below. Full coverage of the event from 1:00-5:00 PM EDT via the NRA. I'm not sure when Trump is scheduled to speak, but we will post as soon as we know.
  • California Gun Control Measures Pretty Much Bans Rifles, Imposes Background Checks On Ammunition

    05/20/2016 6:16:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/20/2016 | Matt Vespa
    The state Senate on Thursday approved sweeping new restrictions on using guns in California in response to the December mass shooting by two terrorists that left 14 dead in San Bernardino. Lawmakers approved 11 bills including measures mandating background checks for Californians buying ammunition and outlawing the manufacture and sale of semiautomatic rifles with detachable magazines. The bills, which next go to the Assembly for consideration, represent the most ambitious effort at gun control in decades in California, which already has some of the strictest gun laws in the nation.
  • Hillary Clinton’s fierce anti-gun stance could backfire in general election

    05/20/2016 5:00:28 AM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 18, 2016 | David Sherfinski
    Democrats, skittish over pushing gun control since Al Gore’s bid for the White House fell short in 2000, are once again flirting with the issue, preparing to pick perhaps the most anti-gun presidential nominee in a generation. Hillary Clinton’s provocations will be on the minds of thousands of Second Amendment activists gathering in Louisville beginning Thursday as the National Rifle Association hosts its annual meetings, insisting Mrs. Clinton’s fierce gun control stance will once again hamstring Democrats in a national election. Likely GOP nominee Donald Trump will speak Friday, delivering his fervent pro-gun stance to the one part of the...
  • Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Set for Clash on Gun Control

    05/20/2016 1:11:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 19, 2016 | Trip Gabriel
    If more people were armed, Donald J. Trump says at rallies, mass shootings like those in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif., would be less deadly. If you have a permit to carry a concealed weapon, he wants to make it valid in all 50 states, as simple as a driver’s license. And Mr. Trump himself has a permit to carry a concealed handgun, which he is not shy about mentioning. “Somebody attacks me, oh, they’re gonna be shocked,” he warned last year. Mr. Trump, who promises to “totally protect” the Second Amendment, is scheduled to speak on Friday at the...
  • Pro-gun Democrats silenced as party veers left on Second Amendment

    05/19/2016 7:55:33 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 19, 2016 | David Sherfinski
    LOUISVILLE — Gun rights backers lament what they describe as a leftward drift on Second Amendment rights by Democrats in recent years, and predicted the push for stricter laws in blue state bastions such as California and Illinois will cost them even more independent-minded voters. Within the last decade, Democrats, including then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, were making overtures to gun groups including the National Rifle Association. But the 2012 Newtown school shooting spurred a realignment, with Democrats at the national level increasingly adopting a gun control posture, pushing gun rights Democrats to suppress their own views, said attendees at...
  • BOOM! Trump Camp Posts Leaked Audio of Hillary Clinton Slamming Second Amendment Rights [Audio]

    05/19/2016 5:12:35 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 82 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 05/19/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Obama has consistently spoken out against Second Amendment rights. A poster showing Barack Obama is seen in the background as customers line up to look at firearms at a gun shop in Fort Worth, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008. The Cheaper Than Dirt gun store recorded a record day of gun sales the day after the election of President-elect Barack Obama and is having trouble keeping up with the demand for assault riffles. (Flickr) It sounds like Hillary Clinton would not be any better.
  • Top Seven Anti-Gun Hypocrites

    05/19/2016 5:09:11 AM PDT · by detective · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 May 2016 | AWR Hawkins
    Proponents of more gun control for American citizens are frequently people who live their lives surrounded by good guys with guns. Moreover, gun control proponents are also people who use tragedies as an opportunity to push more gun laws even when said laws would have done nothing to prevent the tragedy that occurred. Occasionally, all these hypocritical qualities are found in one person or, in this case, seven people.
  • Liberal sexism? Ed Rendell calls Kelly Ayotte a ‘dumbbell’ (Re: Gun Control)

    05/10/2013 4:59:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Rare ^ | 5/13/13 | WPHT - Philadelphia
    In a radio interview with a Philadelphia radio station today, former Gov. Ed Rendell (D-Pa.) called GOP Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) a “dumbbell” for her opposition to gun control. Listen to the full interview below.
  • U.S. judge strikes down D.C. concealed-carry gun law as likely unconstitutional

    05/17/2016 1:40:11 PM PDT · by NRx · 14 replies
    WaPo ^ | 05-17-2016 | Spencer S. Hsu and Ann E. Marimow
    A federal judge has ruled that a key provision of the District’s new gun law is likely unconstitutional, ordering D.C. police to stop requiring individuals to show “good reason” to obtain a permit to carry a firearm on the streets of the nation’s capital. In imposing a preliminary injunction pending further litigation, U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon reignited a running battle over the Second Amendment in the District and its courts where three different judges have now weighed in with varying conclusions. “The enshrinement of constitutional rights necessarily takes certain policy choices off the table,” Leon wrote in a...
  • Ninth Circuit Court rules that Second Amendment is “not a second class right”

    05/17/2016 7:48:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 5/17/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    The plaintiffs in the case included three individuals who wanted to open a new gun store in Alameda County. They were joined by pro-Second Amendment groups: The Calguns Foundation, California Association of Federal Firearms Licensees, and the Second Amendment Foundation. “Today, the Court appropriately reminded the County that civil rights can’t be outlawed through piles of regulation. We look forward to securing Second Amendment rights through this case and many others to come,” concluded Brandon Combs, executive director of The Calguns Foundation. “We’re very happy to see the Court take a very principled and reasoned approach to protecting the fundamental,...
  • Donald Trump goes after Hillary Clinton on guns (SCOTUS at Stake)

    05/21/2016 1:45:49 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 49 replies
    CNN ^ | May 20, 2016 | Jeremy Diamond
    Donald Trump... told the NRA that Hillary Clinton would take away the right to bear arms ... Trump, ... dove right into attacking Clinton, saying she "wants to abolish the Second Amendment." "We're not going to let that happen," Trump said. "We're going to preserve it, we're going to cherish it." Trump ... suggested that Clinton would take away gun rights via the Supreme Court. "If she gets to appoint her judges, she will abolish the Second Amendment," Trump told an enthusiastic crowd...... She quickly responded ... on Twitter. "You're wrong, We can uphold Second Amendment rights while preventing senseless...
  • George P. Bush: A Bush can survive in Trump political world (Have we not had enough of Clan Bush?)

    05/21/2016 8:43:53 AM PDT · by Zenjitsuman · 43 replies
    AP ^ | 5/21/16 | Weissert
    Bush wackers keep on running for Public Salaried Jobs.
  • Amid Shouts of 'Shame,' House GOP Defeats Gay Rights Measure

    05/19/2016 5:37:10 PM PDT · by massmike · 57 replies
    http://abcnews.go.com/ ^ | 05/19/2016 | ERICA WERNER
    Democrats shouted "Shame! Shame!," but seven Republicans switched their votes and defeated a measure to protect gay rights. The final vote was 213-212 after the chaos on the House floor. That was enough to defeat an amendment by Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y., aimed at upholding an executive order that bars discrimination against LGBT employees by federal contractors. Maloney and other Democrats were incensed. "They literally snatched discrimination from the jaws of equality," Maloney said. He said he had approached Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., as McCarthy worked on GOP colleagues to vote against the measure. McCarthy told Maloney to...
  • Man accused in stabbing death of 11-year-old boy captured

    05/18/2016 7:28:08 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 21 replies
    Click2Houston ^ | 5/18/2016 | Robert Arnold
    HOUSTON - Hundreds gathered Wednesday afternoon for a march and vigil honoring an 11-year-old boy stabbed to death while walking home from school. Police and family members said Josue Flores, 11, was stabbed to death Tuesday afternoon while walking home from Marshal Middle School. More News Headlines Vernoica Staley and Aljosa Memovic (Photo: Facebook) Woman charged in deadly shooting of ex-boyfriend outside gym 12 neglected animals seized during coordinated raid Man's body found at basement level outside Houston City Hall Brick wall optical illusion driving Internet users crazy CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Man pulled from burning car Che Calhoun, 31, was...
  • Border Patrol agents arrest Pakistani man

    "The FBI was in possession of records consisting of photographs and travel records, as well as written accounts from other government agencies, which show that the statements Muhammad made during his interviews by the USBP and the FBI were materially false, fictitious or fraudulent." Why would Juvaid Muhammad be lying and trying to enter the U.S. illegally? What could possibly be his objective? Is it not legitimate to be concerned that he might be part of a jihad cell? Or would that be "racist" and "Islamophobic"? *snip* "The FBI was in possession of records consisting of photographs and travel records,...
  • Police records detail several more violence allegations against Baylor football players

    05/19/2016 9:11:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    ESPN ^ | May 19, 2016 | Paula Lavigne and Mark Schlabach
    As Baylor University's board of regents reviews a law firm's findings about the school's response to sexual violence allegations -- many involving its football players -- Outside the Lines has obtained documents that detail largely unknown allegations of sexual assault, domestic violence and other acts of violence involving several Baylor football players.
  • Say Good-Bye To Hinga Auto Repair, Killed Off With Zoning By Elitist Politicians

    05/19/2016 10:38:15 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 27 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 19, 2016 | George Leef
    One of the main reasons why America was so attractive to hard-working people used to be that if you were successful, you could enjoy your rewards and use your property as you thought best. Sadly, that is less and less true. One immigrant who can testify to that is Hinga Mbogo, who is about to be forced to close his auto repair business in Dallas. He came to the United States from Kenya in 1974 with some skill in repairing machinery and found a job working as an airplane mechanic. By 1985, he had accumulated the capital necessary to open...
  • Man Shot After Chasing Down Vehicle, Physically Assaulting Passenger (Texas)

    05/19/2016 9:44:54 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 75 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 5/18/16 | Jenn Jacques
    Mesquite, TX investigators said according to witnesses, an incident that started with a harmless traffic maneuver, ended with a man being shot and killed in self defense this Sunday. Officers responded to a report of gunfire in the area of Rodeo Center Drive and Military Parkway about 10:15 p.m. where they discovered the body of Armando Macias Jr., 25, who died from apparent gunshot wounds. When Macias and two family members witnessed a car turning around in their driveway, they began to yell and curse at the people in the vehicle. The driver of the car, who was unfamiliar with...
  • REPORT: Tony Romo Arrested In North Carolina For Using Mens Bathroom

    05/18/2016 7:28:06 PM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 34 replies
    Thursday afternoon at approximately 4:57pm ET , North Carolina Police detained a man, later to be identified as Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, for using the men’s restroom in the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. Police say they received a complaint from numerous bystanders and patrons inside the bathroom complaining of a person who didn’t belong there. When asked how police recognized that the man who they received complaints about may have been a women, they pointed towards the Cowboys apparel Romo was wearing at the time. “It was a dead giveaway,” said officer Mike Roseman. Under the state law, Romo was...
  • 12 key unanswered questions Waco biker case

    05/18/2016 7:48:38 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 28 replies
    Chron.com ^ | 5/16/2016 | Dane Schiller
    1. Who started this? It is unclear what exactly set off the mayhem at the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco on May 17, 2015, and what escalated an apparent argument into a gunfight. All told, nine people were killed in the gunfire and about two dozen were wounded. 2. Why did the Cossacks Motorcycle Club go to Twin Peaks that day? The organization that was meeting was run by the Bandidos Motorcycle Club. The Cossacks, a rival club, had not been invited to the regional meeting. 3. If the Cossacks and Bandidos motorcycle clubs wanted to settle a score, why...
  • Road Rage In Houston

    05/18/2016 6:55:36 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 15 replies
    We'll take this war to the streets... And they do! UPDATE... I've fixed the video so you don't have to crank your heads sideways, its the bottom video. Read more at http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=8ed_1463267306#7kfWX1PlFScAUYXZ.99
  • Plan Calls To Limit Oil Imports (RADIO INTERVIEW)

    05/18/2016 6:05:22 PM PDT · by panhandle67 · 45 replies
    High Plains Observor Perryton ^ | 5/18/16 | Chris Samples
    Some Panhandle producers are announcing a proposal to try to limit oil imports to attempt to boost the American oil industry. So, how much are we importing now and why, if we can produce all we need domestically? Dr. Daniel Fine, associate director for New Mexico Energy Policy, is helping lead the effort and recently spoke with KXDJ’s Chris Samples. “How much? It is increasing,” said Dr. Fine.
  • Donald Trump Releases List of Potential Supreme Court Appointments

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