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  • Jeb Bush: Kim Davis Is ‘Sworn to Uphold the Law’

    09/03/2015 9:43:23 PM PDT · by VinL · 62 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/4/2015 | Joel Gehrke
    Former governor Jeb Bush said that Kim Davis, a Kentucky county clerk jailed for contempt of court after refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, doesn’t have the authority to defy the courts. “She is sworn to uphold the law, and it seems to me that there ought to be common ground, there ought to be big enough space for her to act on her conscience and — now that the law is the law of the land — for a gay couple to be married in whatever jurisdiction that is,” Bush told reporters in New Hampshire. Davis’s case...
  • Governor Abbott Issues Statewide Call To Stand With Law Enforcement In Texas

    09/03/2015 10:20:11 PM PDT · by Jane Long · 6 replies
    Everything Lubbock ^ | 9/2/2015 | Office of the Governor
    AUSTIN, TX (PRESS RELEASE) As Texas continues to mourn the loss of Harris County Sheriff Deputy Darren Goforth, Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statewide call to stand with law enforcement in Texas. To honor Deputy Goforth and all officers across the state, Governor Abbott is asking Texas law enforcement officers turn on their red and blue flashing lights for one-minute at 11:00 a.m. this Friday – the time Deputy Goforth’s funeral is set to begin. “Respect and pride in our law enforcement must be restored in this state and nation,” said Governor Abbott. “It is time to unite in...
  • Rand Paul: Kentucky Clerk Should Not Have to Approve Gay Marriage Licenses

    09/03/2015 2:41:49 PM PDT · by z taxman · 6 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 9/3/15 | Sandy Fitzgerals
    Rand Paul said he supports a county clerk from his home state for standing her ground against granting marriage licenses for same-sex couples, saying there should be room "for people to exercise their religious beliefs and not be told they have to do something they find morally objectionable." "I have never been opposed to contracts between consenting adults," Paul told Fox News' "America's Newsroom" co-host Bill Hemmer. "But I am very much sympathetic to the idea that an individual shouldn't have to sign or give their stamp of approval that they object to." There is an easy way out for...
  • Matt Bevin Responds to Kim Davis Arrest

    09/03/2015 8:32:50 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 6 replies
    MattBevin.com ^ | 9/3/2015 | Matt Bevin
    Today, Matt Bevin responded to the arrest of Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis. “It is utterly unnecessary that Rowan County clerk, Kim Davis, is sitting in a jail cell, when there is a simple solution that would respect the rights of every Kentuckian. I first put this solution forward many weeks ago. Why the cowardly silence from our Attorney General, Jack Conway? Jack Conway violated his oath of office as Attorney General when he refused to defend our state in court. Where was our Governor then demanding his resignation? The double standard applied in this case is reprehensible. Jack Conway...
  • Cruz 'Unequivocally' Stands with KY Clerk Jailed for Christian Beliefs (with Video)

    09/03/2015 7:58:06 PM PDT · by Isara · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 3, 2015 | Fox News Insider
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz told Megyn Kelly tonight that the Kentucky clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples should be released from jail. U.S. District Judge David Bunning told Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis she would be jailed until she complied with his order to issue the licenses. Cruz said that this is outrageous, fundamentally wrong and he unequivocally stands with Davis. "We are a nation that was formed by people fleeing religious oppression and coming to seek a land where we could worship free of the government getting in the way," Cruz said. "It is...
  • Ted Cruz rips jailing of Kim Davis: ‘This is not America’

    09/03/2015 4:23:17 PM PDT · by Isara · 39 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, September 3, 2015 | Seth McLaughlin
    GOP presidential hopeful Ted Cruz criticized a federal judge for ordering a Kentucky county clerk to be jailed after she defied the Supreme Court by refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. The Texas senator said he “unequivocal” stands with Kim Davis, who was put in federal custody for contempt after testifying before Judge David L. Bunning Thursday that marriage is between one man and one woman. “Today, judicial lawlessness crossed into judicial tyranny,” Mr. Cruz said in a statement. “Today, for the first time ever, the government arrested a Christian woman for living according to her faith. This...
  • Ted Cruz’s measured defense of Kentucky clerk who won’t issue marriage licenses to gay couples

    09/03/2015 4:13:30 PM PDT · by Isara · 70 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | September 2, 2015 | Sylvan Lane
    WASHINGTON – Sen. Ted Cruz has gone further than most 2016 contenders in promoting “religious liberty,” honoring bakers and florists who’ve refused services to gay couples and denouncing the Supreme Court for “lawlessness” in legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide. But when it comes to the Kentucky county clerk who is defying a federal court order by refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, Cruz has struck a more measured tone than many of his rivals. In a Facebook post tonight, he condemned a “war on faith” and said there needs to be a way to work around religious objections to...
  • Fake Walmart employee walks out of Grapevine store with big-screen TVs

    09/03/2015 3:50:38 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 27 replies
    Dallas news ^ | September 3, 2015
    A thief masquerading as a Walmart employee walked out of Grapevine store last month with four big-screen TVs. Police are asking for help catching the man who stole the Samsung televisions Aug. 8 at the store on State Highway 114.
  • Ted Cruz: 'I Stand With Kim Davis'

    09/03/2015 3:28:48 PM PDT · by Isara · 23 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Thursday, 03 Sep 2015 | Todd Beamon
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz said Thursday that he "unequivocally" supported Kim Davis, the defiant Kentucky clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. "I stand with Kim Davis. Unequivocally," the Texas senator said in a statement on his campaign website. "I stand with every American that the Obama administration is trying to force to choose between honoring his or her faith or complying with a lawless court opinion." Davis, the Rowan County clerk, was jailed by U.S. District Judge David Bunning until she complied with his order to issue the licenses. The clerk stopped...
  • Gang Of Six Aggressive Arab Passengers Force Flight To Be Locked Down, Diverted,

    It certainly appeared to have been a premeditated, pre-planned disruption of a routine flight, perhaps designed to test responses or as a larger plot to intimidate and thereby garner privileges or concessions. It’s not likely that the six despicable individuals involved all just happened to find each other as members of the same Arab soccer team, although they certainly do deserve each other’s company. A Southwest Airlines flight from San Diego to Chicago was rerouted to Amarillo late Monday, with six passengers removed and subsequently arrested on charges of “interference with a flight crew and abetting.” FBI special agent T....
  • Ted Cruz: If Kim Davis Gets Punished for Not Following the Law, Obama Should Be Too

    09/03/2015 3:22:47 PM PDT · by Isara · 40 replies
    MEDIAite ^ | September 3rd, 2015 | Josh Feldman
    Ted Cruz said today if people want Kim Davis to resign for not following the law, then President Obama ought to be held to the same standard. No, he didn’t go so far as to say Obama should be in jail too, but given all the calls for Davis to resign her post, Cruz argued said the president should be getting such calls too.Davis went to jail today after repeatedly refusing to issue marriage licenses in protest of the Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling, even defying the high court’s rejection of her appeal.Now, despite him calling out double standards, just...
  • Rowan Co. Clerk Kim Davis will stay in custody

    09/03/2015 2:47:39 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 146 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 9/03/2015 | Madeline Janicki
    Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, a Democrat, will stay in custody. It was a circus in Ashland today, as media, and protesters on both sides of the Kim Davis controversy came nose-to-nose outside the courthouse. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis appeared before U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning at 11:00 this morning, Bunning had her taken into custody finding her in contempt for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples. Bunning told Davis that she would remain in jail until she complied with his order. Davis said “thank you” and was taken from the courtroom by a U.S....
  • “I’ll put them in camps”: Rand Paul mocks GOP field for hardline rhetoric towards illegals

    08/31/2015 3:19:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/31/2015 | AllahPundit
    A nice catch by Sam Stein of HuffPo from Rand’s interview with Boston Herald Radio. Skip to around 11:00 for the key bit.I … did not expect a competition between Hillary Clinton and Rand Paul over who could conjure up a better Nazi allusion for Republicans. Or rather, I didn’t expect it until the election turned to foreign policy. “There have been a lot of dumb ideas put out,” Paul said, speaking with Boston Herald Radio. “One that the Mexicans will pay for a wall, [which] was probably the dumbest of dumb ideas. But putting a wall up between...
  • Cruz: I Call Upon Every Believer, Every Constitutionalist, Every Lover of Liberty to Stand with...

    09/03/2015 2:05:46 PM PDT · by Isara · 25 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 09/03/15
    Cruz: I Call Upon Every Believer, Every Constitutionalist, Every Lover of Liberty to Stand with Kim Davis Statement on Arrest of Kentucky Clerk Kim DavisHOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Cruz, R-Texas, today released the following statement regarding the arrest of Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis:“Today, judicial lawlessness crossed into judicial tyranny. Today, for the first time ever, the government arrested a Christian woman for living according to her faith. This is wrong. This is not America.“I stand with Kim Davis. Unequivocally. I stand with every American that the Obama Administration is trying to force to chose between honoring his or her...
  • Ted Cruz: 'I Stand With Kim Davis'

    09/03/2015 1:13:08 PM PDT · by VinL · 103 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 9/3/15 | Tierney Sneed
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) rushed to the defense of the Kentucky clerk held in contempt of court Thursday for her refusal to issue gay marriage license and issued a statement calling for "every lover of liberty to stand with Kim Davis." Davis, the clerk in Rowan county, had stopped issuing licenses to all marriage couples after the Supreme Court decision legalized same-sex marriage and was sued by a group of couples. "Today, judicial lawlessness crossed into judicial tyranny," Cruz said. "Today, for the first time ever, the government arrested a Christian woman for living according to her faith. This is...
  • Cruz: I Call Upon Every Believer...to Stand with Kim Davis

    09/03/2015 1:01:16 PM PDT · by DaveyB · 181 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 9/3/2015 | Ted Cruz
    HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Cruz, R-Texas, today released the following statement regarding the arrest of Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis: “Today, judicial lawlessness crossed into judicial tyranny. Today, for the first time ever, the government arrested a Christian woman for living according to her faith. This is wrong. This is not America. “I stand with Kim Davis. Unequivocally. I stand with every American that the Obama Administration is trying to force to chose between honoring his or her faith or complying with a lawless court opinion. “In dissent, Chief Justice Roberts rightly observed that the Court’s marriage opinion has nothing...
  • Walker, Jindal back Kentucky clerk on marriage licenses: ‘The Constitution is very clear’

    09/03/2015 12:46:32 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 59 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/3/15 | Dustin Siggins
    Two more GOP presidential candidates have chimed in on the issue of whether Rowan County clerk Kim Davis must provide marriage licenses for same-sex couples. While three candidates have publicly supported Davis' right to only provide marriage licenses for man-woman couples, three others have said she must do so or resign. This morning, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker told Laura Ingraham, "In the end, this is the balance that you gotta have to have in America, between the laws that are out there, but ultimately ensuring that the Constitution is upheld. I read that the Constitution is very clear that people...
  • Trump and tea party rally against Iran nuclear deal at the U.S. Capitol still on, growing in scope

    09/03/2015 12:06:35 PM PDT · by don-o · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 3, 2015 | Jennifer Harper
    The upcoming rally at the U.S. Capitol against the U.S. nuclear agreement with Iran is still on - and has gained much momentum despite the fact that President Obama has secured enough support in the Senate to prevent Republican forces from blocking it. Some star power is involved. The speaker’s roster for the event on Wednesday afternoon now includes Republicans Sen. Ted Cruz, Reps. Jim Bridenstine, Louie Gohmert, Steve King, Mike Pompeo, Ted Yolo; Donald Trump, broadcasters Glenn Beck and Mark Levin, American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp, Citizens United founder David Bossie, Mort Klein, president of the Zionist Organization...
  • Trump hits 30 percent in new poll

    09/03/2015 10:59:09 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3 Sep 2015 | Jonathan Easley
    Donald Trump has reached a new high in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. According to a Monmouth University survey released on Thursday, Trump takes 30 percent support nationally, a four-point gain over the same survey from before the first GOP debate. Ben Carson is a distant second place in the poll, taking 18 percent support. The retired neurosurgeon has risen sharply in the polls over the past month. He was at only 5 percent support in the same poll from early August. The rest of the Republican field isn’t even in the same ballpark. Former Florida Gov. Jeb...
  • Ted Cruz Rally Thurs. in Ft. Worth has been moved to a new area b/c it’s “drawn so much support,”

    09/03/2015 8:38:58 AM PDT · by Isara · 22 replies
    Patrick Svitek's Twitter ^ | September 3, 2015
    Patrick Svitek, reporter at Texas Tribune, has tweeted the following message: @tedcruz rally Thurs. in Ft. Worth has been moved to a new area of @ftwStockyards b/c it’s “drawn so much support,” per @KonniBurton email
  • BLACK SUPREMACIST: "IT’S OPEN SEASON ON KILLING WHITE PEOPLE AND COPS"

    09/03/2015 6:36:13 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 48 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 3, 2015 | Jerome Hudson
    After a month that saw law enforcement officers from Texas to New Orleans being targeted and gunned down because they were cops, a new viral video features a self-described black supremacist calling for more deadly assaults on police.
  • Texas and North Dakota grew at a torrid pace in 2014 — before crude busted

    09/03/2015 5:43:07 AM PDT · by thackney · 1 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | September 2, 2015 | Joshua Cain
    Robust oil and gas activity helped several states grow their economies in 2014, with the fastest growing states all heavy energy industry players, according to Commerce Department data released Wednesday. The Texas economy grew the second most among the states last year after it saw its gross domestic product increase 5.2 percent, making it one of a handful of states to outpace the U.S. economy overall. Only North Dakota was ahead of Texas last year after its GDP grew 6.3 percent. Wyoming, West Virginia and Colorado rounded out the top five. The steep fall in the price of U.S. crude...
  • Shock Poll: 59% Back Trump On Deportation of Illegals

    08/31/2015 5:27:25 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 156 replies
    Investor's Businness Daily ^ | Aug 31, 2015, 6:58 pm ET | IBD Editorials
    Immigration: When Donald Trump proposed mandatory deportation of illegal aliens, pundits and politicians on both sides of the political aisle were appalled. But on this issue it looks like Trump has the public on his side. The fire from the right was almost as fierce as that from the left. "It's not conservative and it's not realistic and it does not embrace American values," said Jeb Bush. Sen. Lindsey Graham called it "absolute gibberish." Conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer called the idea "crackpot" and "morally obscene." But the prize for overheated rhetoric goes to Hillary Clinton, who said Trump wants to...
  • Pope to say D.C. Mass in Spanish in bow to 'Hispanic population'

    09/02/2015 3:50:40 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 96 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2 Sep 15 | Paul Bedard
    In a bow to the huge U.S. Hispanic population and the Catholic Church's advocacy of immigration, Pope Francis plans to give his Washington Mass Sept. 23 in Spanish, according to Cardinal Donald William Wuerl. "The Mass is going to be in Spanish," Wuerl said Wednesday while previewing the pope's trip to reporters. "It's a recognition of how large the Hispanic population in the United States is," said Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington. "And he's coming as the first pope from the New World and the predominant language in this hemisphere is Spanish," added Wuerl of the Argentine-born pope. Francis, meanwhile, will...
  • Texas Police Release Video of Potentially Deadly Traffic Stop

    09/02/2015 4:17:22 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 20 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/2/15 | Jason Howerton
    A police officer in Trinity, Texas, was forced to make an incredibly difficult split-second decision during a tense August 29 traffic stop when a man reached for a gun in the front passenger seat. Officer Randy Wheeler drew his firearm and ordered the suspect to keep his hands up and outside of the car — but it’s an incident that easily could’ve resulted in death or tragedy. Trinity Police Chief Steven Jones said the police department chose to release video of Wheeler’s scary traffic stop from two different angles to prove a major point about the type of split-second decisions...
  • Oil exports could lower gas prices, federal study says

    09/02/2015 4:56:44 AM PDT · by thackney · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 1, 2015 | Ben Wolfgang
    The Obama administration confirmed Tuesday that ending the nation’s 40-year-old ban on crude oil exports will not drive up domestic gasoline prices and could even save consumers money at the pump. Tuesday’s report from the Energy Information Administration puts even more pressure on Mr. Obama, who so far has been reluctant to reverse the export ban and allow oil and gas companies to sell fuel abroad. The White House last month did approve limited crude oil sales to Mexico, but critics say the president should go much further and allow the U.S. energy industry — which has revitalized economies across...
  • Tomorrow: Texas is #CruzCountry Tour (Kingwood Freedom Rally is sold out!)

    09/02/2015 7:43:53 AM PDT · by Isara · 3 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 09/02/15 | Jon McClellan
    We hope you’ll join Senator Ted Cruz for a Texas is #CruzCountry Tour tomorrow, Thursday, September 3rd with rallies in Fort Worth, Tyler, and Kingwood!Please note, the Kingwood Freedom Rally is sold out, so if you’ve already RSVPed, we look forward to seeing you tomorrow!Fort Worth Is #CruzCountry Rally with Senator Ted Cruz Doors Open at 10:00am Program at 11:00am Fort Worth Stock YardsUpdated Room: The Back 40 140 E Exchange Ave Fort Worth, TX 76164RSVP HereTyler is #CruzCountry Rally with Senator Ted Cruz Doors Open at 2:00 pm Program Starts at 3:30pm Smith’s Lone Star Event Center 4036 FM2767...
  • More Than Half of Immigrants on Public Assistance

    09/02/2015 6:01:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Western Free Press ^ | September 1 2015 | Steven Hayward
    51 percent of immigrant households—both legal and illegal—receive some kind of public assistance, versus just 30 percent of native households. Whether immigrants contribute more to total economic activity or public revenues greater than they receive in benefits is not addressed in this report, and remains a subject of fierce controversy. ... This study is the first in recent years to examine immigrant (legal and illegal) and native welfare use using the Census Bureau’s Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP). While its complexity makes it difficult to use, the survey is widely regarded as providing the most accurate picture of...
  • Police: Homicide suspected in off-duty Texas officer's death (Deputy murdered at home)

    09/02/2015 5:16:53 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | 09/02/15 | Catherine E. Shoichet
    he death of an off-duty officer in Texas is being treated as a homicide, police said Tuesday. Abilene Officer Don Allen was found dead Monday inside his home in Clyde. Investigators haven't released details about the manner of death, but have described it as "clearly suspicious." "The circumstances behind his death indicate that the probable cause is homicide," police Chief Stan Standridge told reporters. "Aside from that, I'm not going to comment any further. ... I don't want to say anything today that would compromise our ability to hold these people accountable." Texas Rangers are leading the investigation, with assistance...
  • Another officer is found slaughtered in his Texas home (Three cops murdered in less than a week)

    09/02/2015 5:00:26 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 45 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Sept 1 2015 | KIERAN CORCORAN
    A Texas police officer was found murdered in his home just hours before an officer in Illinois was gunned down in the street on a morning patrol. Don Allen, 27, was killed at home some time Monday evening in Clyde, Texas, and found by family members around 7pm. Authorities have not released details of his death, but launched a homicide investigation over Allen, who has served in the Abilene police department for three years. ---- He was off-duty at the time, and the only one at home when the discovery was made. ---- Allen, who had worked as a police...
  • Teen fatally shot while taking selfie

    09/02/2015 3:44:12 AM PDT · by Hombre Malevo · 32 replies
    Spero News ^ | 09/01/2015 | Clinton Gillespie
    After finding a pistol, a teenage father sought to take a selfie with it. The photo session ended tragically.
  • Disturbing Graffiti of Police Officer at Gunpoint Appears Around Houston

    09/02/2015 2:43:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 9/1/15 | Debra Heine
    There have been eight police officers killed by gunfire in just the past month, 24 total killed since the beginning of the year, counting yesterday’s shooting death of Lieutenant Charles Joseph “Joe” Gliniewicz of the Fox Lake Police Department in Illinois.Last week, two Louisiana officers were killed by gunfire in separate incidents, and two officers in Mississippi were shot to death during a traffic stop in May. Police all across the nation are understandably on edge.Amidst this unsettling atmosphere, someone in the Houston area thought it would be a good idea to stencil some graffiti of a police officer with...
  • PPP Poll: Trump now easily beating Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, and Scott Walker head to head nationally

    09/01/2015 7:02:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/01/2015 | AllahPundit
    So says PPP, the same outfit responsible for that poll a few weeks back showing Trump losing head-to-head match-ups against Rubio and Walker in North Carolina. Either NC is an outlier or the mood has changed nationally because Republicans across America now prefer him to either of those candidates — and not narrowly either. He leads Rubio by eight when voters are forced to choose between them and Walker by 14. As for Jeb Bush, gadzooks:Jeb’s got another month to turn things around before the donor class heads for the lifeboats, I think. There is one candidate tested who...
  • Obama Reacts to Texas Deputy Murder: ‘Targeting Police Officers Is Completely Unacceptable’

    09/01/2015 5:07:52 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/01/2015 | Charlie Spiering
    On his way to Alaska this afternoon, President Obama called Kathleen Goforth, the widow of the slain Texas Deputy Sheriff Darren Goforth who was shot and killed at a gas station while he was fueling a police cruiser. “On behalf of the American people, I offered Mrs. Goforth my condolences and told her that Michelle and I would keep her and her family in our prayers,” Obama said in a statement released this evening. Obama said that he promised Goforth’s widow that he would continue to praise bravery of police officers who served their communities.
  • Unauthorized immigrants growing in Idaho (among seven states)

    11/18/2014 1:33:58 PM PST · by knak · 29 replies
    ap ^ | 11/18/14
    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Idaho was among seven states where the number of unauthorized immigrants increased between 2009 and 2012, according to a report released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center. The report also found the number of unauthorized immigrants decreased in 14 states, including Oregon, in that time period. The number stayed relatively stable in the remaining states, including Washington. Nationally, the number of unauthorized immigrants remained stable at 11.2 million between 2009 and 2012, the report found. The number of such immigrants peaked in 2007 at 12.2 million, the report said. But changes occurred within states. Idaho, for...
  • 4th Fort Hood Soldier Guilty of Immigrant Smuggling in Texas

    09/01/2015 5:16:20 PM PDT · by robowombat · 8 replies
    Military.com ^ | Aug 26, 2015
    Aug 26, 2015 BROWNSVILLE, Texas — A fourth soldier from Fort Hood has pleaded guilty to using her U.S. Army identification or military gear to help transport immigrants. Yashira Marie Perez-Morales, of Killeen, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Brownsville to immigrant smuggling charges. Prosecutors say Perez-Morales hid immigrants while driving through the Border Patrol checkpoint at Sarita. Christopher David Wix of Abilene was sentenced last month to a year and a day in federal prison. Two other Fort Hood soldiers, Eric Alexander Rodriguez, of Odem, and Brandon Troy Robbins, of San Antonio, await sentencing. ...... Prosecutors say Gracia last year provided...
  • STEINLE FAMILY TO FILE LAWSUIT

    09/01/2015 4:02:33 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/01/2015 | CAROLINE MAY
    The family of Kathryn Steinle — the woman whose shooting death sparked a national outcry over illegal immigrant crime — is filing a lawsuit against local and federal officials over her murder, according to reports. Steinle family is slated to file the suit Tuesday and it will name San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, according to ABC7 News. The sheriff’s department released alleged killer Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez from custody less than three months before Steinle was shot, ignoring an immigration detainer ICE had lodged against him. Sanchez is a...
  • TX Police Chief: "Radical Groups"Calling For Police Deaths (Shortened)

    09/01/2015 3:17:14 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 36 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 1, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Rowlett, TX Chief of Police Mike Brodnax said “the way we police is changing” because “radical groups out there now, asking for police officers to be killed” on Tuesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson.”Brodnax stated, “I think the way we police is changing. And with the — some of the radical groups out there now, asking for police officers to be killed, I think it’s going to change how we behave as police officers.
  • Obama slams 'completely unacceptable' cop killing

    09/01/2015 9:49:59 AM PDT · by PROCON · 62 replies
    AFP ^ | Sep. 1, 2015
    Washington (AFP) - President Barack Obama vowed Monday to push for police officer safety after a Texas sheriff's deputy was gunned down from behind and shot multiple times at close range.Darren Goforth, 47, was killed late Friday in the Houston area, and local officials have blamed ramped-up rhetoric against police officers in the United States in protests against perceived police brutality.
  • Radioactive material sent to Texas A&M goes missing

    09/01/2015 9:16:52 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 22 replies
    CBS ^ | September 1, 2015, 10:20 AM | CBS News
    A package of radioactive material that was supposed to be delivered to an on-campus office at Texas A&M University has gone missing, CBS affiliate KBTX reports. According to an internal email sent by Christopher Meyer, an assistant VP with the Office of Safety and Security, the FedEx shipment of was sent from Science Engineering and Education Company in Edina, Minnesota. The company makes radioactive material for equipment and research, KBTX reported. In a statement to KBTX, a Texas A&M spokesperson said the school is confident the package was not received by the university's Radiation Safety Office. "We obviously want to...
  • Anchor Babies on Trial in Texas

    09/01/2015 8:49:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Townh ^ | 09/01/2015 | Phyllis Schlafly
    A federal case moving to trial in Texas could provide a means to stop the practice of extending automatic U.S. citizenship to children born to illegal aliens. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump recently called for legislation to end that unpopular practice, which polls show Americans oppose by more than 2 to 1, and even Jeb Bush admitted that it’s perfectly legitimate to call those children "anchor babies." The Pew Research Center estimated that 340,000 children are born annually to citizens of Mexico and other foreign countries who are living illegally in the United States, and that doesn’t include children born...
  • Federal refugee contractors: Houston is “the perfect destination for refugees!”

    09/01/2015 8:45:36 AM PDT · by robowombat · 8 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | September 1, 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    Federal refugee contractors: Houston is “the perfect destination for refugees!” This is your typical warm and fuzzy story about refugees ‘melting’ into America. In fact it is one of those stories that drives me to tell you about the welfare moochers, murderers, rapists and terrorists in the refugee stream—you know to give balance to the news! I’m skipping all the heartwarming information about one refugee’s successful resettlement in Houston, described as in the top four places in the world for refugee resettlement, to get to the bit of information I found revealing. The US State Department does not choose which...
  • Shocking video shows two Texas deputies fatally shooting a man who had his hands up

    09/01/2015 8:02:51 AM PDT · by Bratch · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | September 1, 2015 | Regina F. Graham
    Two Bexar County Sheriff's deputies fatally shot Gilbert Flores, 41, last Friday after responding to a domestic disturbance Deputies Greg Vasquez and Robert Sanchez found a woman and a baby who appeared to be injured at the home They first tried to use nonlethal weapons on Flores, but those failed and he continued to resist arrest Video of incident appears to show Flores with his hands up moments before being shot Sheriff says Flores was armed, but didn't say what type of weapon he had Vasquez and Sanchez have been placed on paid administrative leave Video obtained by a...
  • The Saudis Gambled and Texas Won

    09/01/2015 5:42:24 AM PDT · by thackney · 23 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug. 31, 2015 | GLENN HEGAR
    In November 2014, the leaders of Saudi Arabia made one of the biggest bets in history. Their strategy was flawed, and they’ve already lost. In an OPEC meeting that month, Saudi Arabia announced it would maintain high oil-production levels despite falling prices. The Saudis were betting that by keeping prices low they could protect their market share and kill America’s energy renaissance—a rebirth driven largely by Texas, which produces 37% of America’s oil and 28% of its marketed natural gas. The Saudi strategy seemed to make sense. The conventional wisdom was that energy producers working in “tight” shale formations would...
  • GE’s Lufkin Industries closing plant, making layoffs

    09/01/2015 5:28:23 AM PDT · by thackney · 14 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | August 31, 2015 | Jordan Blum
    GE Oil & Gas is closing a plant in Lufkin and eliminating 262 positions at the plant and at one other facility. This is the third major job reduction by GE’s Lufkin Industries this year and the second at its Foundry plant, which is being closed through this mass layoff, the company said in a letter to the Texas Workforce Commission. Many oil field services companies have implemented major job cuts during the ongoing oil downturn. The reduction of 176 of the 187 jobs at the Foundry plant will begin Sept. 10 and conclude at the end of the month....
  • FNC'S Tom Shillue: "It's Shut-It-Down Time" For "Criminal Organization" Black Lives Matter

    09/01/2015 3:35:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 63 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 1, 2015 | Jeff Poor
    On Monday’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “The Five,” “Red Eye” host Tom Shillue sounded off on the controversial Black Lives Matter movement after the killing of Harris County, TX deputy Darren Goforth. Shillue argued it was time to act aggressively against the Black Lives Matter movement and suggested they are creating a threat to public safety.
  • University of Texas removes statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis

    08/31/2015 10:21:19 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 14 replies
    CTVnews ^ | August 30, 2015
    AUSTIN, Texas -- A statue of the president of the secessionist pro-slavery southern states was removed from its pedestal Sunday on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, days after a court rejected an appeal from a Confederate heritage group. Crews were seen removing the statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis from its place near the university's iconic clock tower. Davis led the Confederacy of southern states during the 1861-65 Civil War. Davis' statue will eventually be displayed in the Briscoe Center history museum on campus, which university officials said is a more appropriate place for it. The...
  • POLICE LIVES MATTER MARCH

    08/31/2015 7:46:18 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 8 replies
    Latigo ^ | August 31 2015 | Unknown
    A huge march is being held in honor of slain officer Deputy Goforth.
  • Video: New Black Panthers Had Threatened to 'Creep Up on' Texas Cops 'in the Darkness' [Genesis 6]

    08/31/2015 5:32:50 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 25 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 8/31/2015 | Mark Tapson
    Just two weeks before Shannon Miles allegedly crept up on Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth in the darkness and assassinated him, an armed Black Panther member marched in front of the Waller County jail and shouted, “You’re gonna stop doing what you’re doing, or we will start creeping up on you in the darkness,” Breitbart reports. The comment was made by a leader of the Houston-based chapter of the New Black Panther Party and was captured on a short video clip by the Houston Chronicle. The paper was covering a rally that day at the jail where black inmate Sandra...
  • Chilling Trump video attacks Bush for calling illegal immigration ‘act of love’

    08/31/2015 1:17:32 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 43 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/31/15 | Philip Rucker
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump released a chilling video Monday attacking opponent Jeb Bush for once suggesting that undocumented immigrants entered the United States as "an act of love." The 15-second video, which Trump posted to Instagram and Twitter, begins with the text: "Jeb Bush's Thoughts on Illegal Immigration." It plays sound of Bush, a former Florida governor, saying of undocumented immigrants, "Yes, they broke the law, but it's not a felony. It's an act of love." Over the sound of Bush talking, with harrowing music playing, the Trump video flashes mug shots of Francisco Sanchez, who was charged in...