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  • New House: More Democrats from California than from 36 other states combined

    11/19/2018 5:08:14 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 19, 2018 12:04 PM | Paul Bedard
    Nearly 7 in 10 Democrats in the new House majority are from the East and West coasts, the latest sign of the party’s lack of connection with the heartland and South. And even more dramatic, there will be more Democratic members from liberal California than from 36 other states combined, according to an analysis from the bipartisan Washington firm Mehlman, Castagnetti, Rosen, and Thomas. “Democrats now dominate the coasts,” said the election analysis.
  • Dan Crenshaw Had the Perfect Response When 'Face the Nation' Panel Said the Press Is 'Under Attack

    11/19/2018 6:18:14 PM PST · by bitt · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 11/19/2018 | courtney o'brien
    Representative-elect Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) is proving to be a force to be reckoned with in Washington. Not only does he have stellar comedic timing, as we saw on "Saturday Night Live," but he can calmly defend the conservative agenda even when faced by a panel of liberal opponents. Crenshaw showed off his impressive debate skills on this weekend's "Face the Nation." His fellow panelists repeated the talking point that President Trump is undermining democracy with his attacks on the media, particularly CNN. For the second time in two weeks, the White House is revoking Jim Acosta's hard pass, noting his...
  • Native Texans voted for native Texan Beto O'Rourke, transplants went for Ted Cruz, exit poll shows

    11/19/2018 11:30:11 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 72 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 11/9/18 | Matthew Adams
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Beto O’Rourke fought during the Senate race over who was more Texan. It turns out that native Texan voters think O’Rourke is. A CNN exit poll showed that O'Rourke beat Cruz among native Texans, 51 percent to 48 percent. In contrast, 57 percent of people who had moved to Texas said they voted for Cruz, compared to 42 percent who voted for O'Rourke.
  • Rise of big cities push Texas to swing-state territory — maybe by 2020

    11/18/2018 4:37:25 PM PST · by C19fan · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 18, 2018 | Reid Wilson
    For a quarter-century, Republicans have dominated Texas politics so much thaFor a quarter-century, Republicans have dominated Texas politics so much that the Democratic minority has often been an afterthought. The big political battles in Austin have been fought between conservative and centrist factions within the GOP, as Democrats watch from the sidelines. But Democratic gains in this year’s midterm elections on the federal, state and county level show the prospect that Texas will become a swing state — a promise Democrats have made for years — is slowly coming to fruition.t the Democratic minority has often been an afterthought. The...
  • PERSPECTIVES ON IMMIGRATION: Cut Legal Admissions by Two-Thirds (Harry Reid op-ed, 1994)

    11/18/2018 11:46:10 AM PST · by rintintin · 10 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 10, 1994 | U.S. Senator Harry Reid
    The federal government has been grossly irresponsible in its neglect of mounting immigration problems, even as these problems place unbearable burdens on states like California. It is regrettable that states have reached a point where the only avenue they have for justice is the courts. It is even more regrettable that this Administration and this Congress stand by and allow the federal courts to decide the nation's immigration policies. Taxpayers simply cannot continue to sustain new populations the size of San Diego or the state of Nevada every year. California is sending up the red flag tat Washington should heed.Unprecedented...
  • Dozens of House Republicans object to gay rights language in NAFTA replacement deal

    11/18/2018 12:03:35 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 45 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/16/2018 | Sean Higgins
    A group of 45 House Republican lawmakers wrote President Trump Friday stating that they were "deeply concerned" by the inclusion of "sexual orientation and and gender identity language" in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada-Agreement on trade. The representatives said the inclusion was "inappropriate and insulting to our national sovereignty" and urged Trump to remove the language. The letter suggests the president may loose some key Republican support when the deal, which would replace the North American Free Trade Agreement, comes before before Congress for approval next year. "A trade agreement is no place for the adoption of social policy," the GOP lawmakers wrote,...
  • 'It's a BIG CON': Trump says it's 'ironic' that members of the migrant caravan are waving flags of

    11/17/2018 7:10:09 PM PST · by ColdOne · 51 replies
    dailymail ^ | 11/17/18 | Leah Mcdonald
    Full title.......................'It's a BIG CON': Trump says it's 'ironic' that members of the migrant caravan are waving flags of the 'dangerous' countries they are fleeing, while Tijuana's mayor says the influx of migrants could last SIX MONTHS......................Donald Trump claimed it was 'ironic' that migrants were waving the flags of the 'dangerous' countries they are fleeing from to seek asylum in the US. The President claimed the migrant caravan travelling from Central America to the US border in search of asylum is a 'BIG CON' which the American taxpayer is paying for. In a series of fiery tweets tonight, Potus claimed:...
  • Cutting razor wire, caravan migrants make a new case for a border wall

    11/17/2018 9:24:32 AM PST · by rktman · 105 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/17/2018 | Monica Showalter
    After a big public relations buildup about razor wire being installed at the border to keep illegal migrants out, caravan migrants are at it again, this time cutting the newly installed razor wire: Customs and Border Patrol has a video of the crime in San Diego. Here's video of another one at the the border in Arizona. Both happened on the exact same day, Nov. 14. Obviously, it's coordinated, and by a very canny organized group (cartels?) that wants to send a message to the U.S. that its border efforts are useless. Tactically, it's striking first and striking hard, right...
  • Migrants won't see armed US soldiers on border

    11/17/2018 10:01:34 AM PST · by RightGeek · 28 replies
    WRAL (AP) ^ | 11/16/2018 | Julie Watson
    <p>SAN DIEGO — As thousands of migrants in a caravan of Central American asylum-seekers converge on the doorstep of the United States, what they won't find are armed American soldiers standing guard.</p> <p>That's because U.S. military troops are prohibited from carrying out law enforcement duties.</p>
  • Suspected serial killer Samuel Little may be connected to at least 90 murders

    11/15/2018 1:13:14 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 31 replies
    NBCNews ^ | 11/14/18 | Elisha Fieldstadt
    A man convicted of murdering three women in California and recently charged with killing a woman in Texas could be connected to more than 90 murders committed across more than a dozen states and three decades, Texas authorities said Tuesday. Samuel Little, 78, has provided investigators details on a "multitude" of murders he may have committed from 1970 to 2005 in Texas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Illinois, Ohio, California, Indiana, Arizona, New Mexico and South Carolina, according to the Wise County Sheriff’s Office. Little is currently incarcerated at the office's jail. If Little is found guilty of the...
  • Second border wall contract for $167M of construction through Mid-Valley cities

    11/14/2018 3:33:34 PM PST · by BeauBo · 25 replies
    Brownsville Herald ^ | November 14, 2018 | STAFF REPORT
    Federal officials have approved another border wall contract, this one for the $167 million construction of 8 miles of levee wall system in the Rio Grande Valley. Awarded Nov. 11 to Galveston-based SLSCO, the project dubbed RGV-02 consists of construction in the Hidalgo County cities of Alamo, Donna, Weslaco, Progreso and Mercedes... Reinforced concrete levee wall will be constructed to reach the height of the existing levee in addition to steel bollards measuring 18 feet high being installed atop the concrete wall...
  • Hillary Clinton, honored at University of Texas, warns of Trump's ‘deliberate falseness’

    11/14/2018 10:16:10 AM PST · by DFG · 24 replies
    Dallas Morning Snooze ^ | 11/14/2018 | Rebekah Allen
    Hillary Clinton cautioned an auditorium of University of Texas students on Tuesday night about the dangers of today's polarized political environment led by elected officials who she said aim to divide and mislead the American public. Clinton was honored by the University of Texas's Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and given the first "In the Arena" award in recognition of her lifetime of public service as an advocate for women and children, attorney, first lady, senator, secretary of state and the first woman to be nominated by a major party to run for president. Clinton participated in an...
  • Science restored: Eddie Bernice Johnson prepares to chair key panel in U.S. House of Rep [LOL!]

    11/13/2018 12:27:41 PM PST · by ETL · 33 replies
    ScienceMag.org ^ | Nov 13, 2018 | Jeffrey Mervis
    After 8 years in the political wilderness, Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson (D–TX) is relishing the chance to “restore the credibility” of the science committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. With Democrats winning control of the House, Johnson is in line to move from ranking member to chair of the panel when the 116th Congress convenes in January 2019. And she says ending the committee’s ideologically driven fights over climate change, management of the National Science Foundation (NSF), and other research topics is high on her agenda.
  • Local pastor joins migrant caravan in Mexico

    11/12/2018 9:34:22 PM PST · by conservative98 · 45 replies
    KSAT ABC NEWS ^ | Posted: 8:06 PM, November 12, 2018 | Jessie Degollado - Reporter
    SAN ANTONIO - To better understand why the migrant caravan wants to reach the United States, the Rev. Gavin Rogers, associate pastor of Travis Park United Methodist Church, traveled to Mexico City last Friday as they were preparing to continue their journey. “Everybody around me, they don’t call it a caravan. They call it an exodus, which is kind of a Biblical term if you think about it,” Rogers said. Rogers said he wanted to hear their stories of rampant violence, corruption and poverty “that are often untold and misunderstood.” He asked, “What would you do?” Wanting a better life...
  • Over 1 million getting 'Trump Bonus' from tax reform victory, up to $3,000

    01/05/2018 6:18:39 PM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/5/18 | Paul Bedard
    Over 1 million American workers with over 100 companies are set to receive a bonus, pay hike or retirement increase as a direct result of President Trump’s tax reform package.The latest list from Americans for Tax Reform, which has been collecting the names of firms paying the Trump bonus, finds that some are paying as much as $3,000.Many of those firms have reached out to Secrets to get added to the list since we’ve been publishing ATR’s list compiled by the tax reform advocate’s communications chief John Kartch.One company, IAT Insurance of Raleigh, N.C., wrote Secrets today asking to be...
  • Migrant caravan heads to central Mexican city of Irapuato

    11/11/2018 10:02:44 PM PST · by BeauBo · 7 replies
    Daily Magazine ^ | 11 November 2018 | MARCO UGARTE and YESICA FISCH
    Local Mexican officials were once again Sunday helping thousands of Central American migrants find rides on the next leg of their journey toward the U.S. border... The government of Queretaro said via Twitter that 6,531 migrants had moved through the state between Friday and Saturday... after staying in three shelters it had prepared... raising the possibility that other migrants have caught up to the main caravan. The migrants appear to be on a path to Tijuana across the border from San Diego, which is still some 1,600 miles (2,575 kilometers) away.
  • Cruz: ‘Under No Circumstances’ Should We Let Migrant Caravan into America

    11/11/2018 1:09:19 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 NOV 2018 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said “under no circumstances” should the so-called migrant caravan be allowed to cross into the United States. Partial transcript as follows: BRENNAN: You were very critical of the Obama administration for taking action via executive fiat as you said, you called it dangerous. This week President Trump on immigration has issued orders bypassing Congress to restrict how migrants crossing the border illegally can claim asylum. Are you OK with that now? CRUZ: Well I’m still studying this specific immigration order, but I’ll tell you look, here’s my view on executive...
  • Dan Crenshaw started the week as a punchline and ended it as a star. The real story came [tr]

    11/11/2018 9:35:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 11, 2018 | Dan Zak
    Dan Crenshaw’s good eye is good enough, but it’s not great. The iris is broken. The retina is scarred. He needs a special oversized contact lens, and bifocals sometimes, to correct his vision. Six years after getting blown up, he can still see a bit of debris floating in his cornea. His bad eye? Well, his bad eye is gone. Under his eye patch is a false eye that is deep blue. At the center of it, where a pupil should be, is the gold trident symbol of the Navy SEALs. It makes Dan Crenshaw look like a Guardian of...
  • The Top Four Reasons California Is Unsustainable

    11/10/2018 2:08:03 PM PST · by RedMonqey · 81 replies
    Forbes ^ | Apr 19, 2018 | Thomas Del Beccaro
    California is a place unlike any other on the Globe. It boasts perhaps the greatest natural resources of any state along with shining high-tech industries. However, like many good economic stories, government policies threaten its future. Indeed, its government has made California unsustainable. Of course, it wasn’t always this way. As the 1960s came to a close in California, it had a population of nearly twenty million. In the decade before, its economic strength afforded the construction of a vast State Water Project and higher education system that was the envy of the world. Matched with a majestic and trade...
  • Judge Napolitano says Trump's acting AG isn't qualified for role

    11/09/2018 3:16:02 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 162 replies
    Twitter ^ | 8 Nov 18 | New York Post
    Judge Napolitano says Trump's acting AG isn't qualified for role.