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  • States Sue Obama Administration in Last-Ditch Effort to Stop US From Giving Up Control of Internet

    09/30/2016 5:38:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, 2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    Republican attorneys general from Nevada, Texas, Arizona, and Oklahoma are suing the Obama administration in a last-ditch effort to stop the U.S. from giving up control of the internet’s domain name system. “Trusting authoritarian regimes to ensure the continued freedom of the internet is lunacy,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement. “The president does not have the authority to simply give away America’s pioneering role in ensuring that the internet remains a place where free expression can flourish.” The AGs … asked a judge late Wednesday to step in and stop the transition to an international oversight...
  • Austin ISD employee, wife sentenced for smuggling 500 illegal immigrants into US

    09/29/2016 8:05:18 PM PDT · by bgill · 11 replies
    keye ^ | Sept. 29, 2016 | CBS Austin
    An Austin ISD maintenance worker and his wife were sentenced to federal prison Thursday for conspiring to smuggle more than 500 illegal immigrants into the United States. According to the United States Attorneys Office, San Juana Valdez Menchaca, 54, was sentenced to 70 months, and her husband, Julian Perez Perez, 57, was sentenced to 33 months.
  • TAMU students demand mandatory anti-racism course

    09/29/2016 12:09:15 PM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | September 28, 2016 | Anthony Gockowski
    A group of student activists at Texas A&M University is demanding that the school incorporate a mandatory anti-racism class into the core curriculum. Whats more, the group of students, known as TAMU Anti-Racism is also demanding that the university implement penalties for any sort of racist behavior.
  • Democratic National Committee Expands Presence in Texas

    09/29/2016 5:27:00 AM PDT · by kevcol · 10 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | September 28, 2016 | Patrick Svitek
    Texas is set to become the fourth state participating in the DNC's Victory Leaders Council program, which establishes groups of prominent state Democrats to work directly with the party operation in Washington. . . Clinton's running mate, Tim Kaine, spent two days in the state last week, holding a Houston rally in which he declared that he and Clinton "take Texas very seriously." . . Texas Republicans have derided initiatives like the DNC's as superficial efforts to make the state look more competitive than it really is. On Wednesday, the state party responded to the Texas Victory Leaders Council by...
  • Jury Comes Down Hard On Big Union's Intimidation Campaign

    09/28/2016 12:45:52 PM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    IBD ^ | 9/27/2016 | HEATHER GREENAWAY
    Bullying and intimidation tactics -- that's what we've come to expect of Big Labor today. Two weeks ago in Texas, a jury awarded $5.3 million in damages to Texas-based Professional Janitorial Services of Houston (PJS) after a local Service Employees International Union (SEIU) was found to have waged a campaign of misinformation and defamation against them. SEIU Local 5 had been trying to unionize Houston's large janitorial companies through its "justice for janitors" campaign for years, and but for the Professional Janitorial Services (PJS), it was successful. PJS remained the final holdout -- causing Local 5 to resort to nefarious...
  • More Fronts in The Second Amendment War: Todd Rathner, Knife Rights, and the NFAFA

    09/28/2016 7:06:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    ammoland ^ | 28 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Todd Rathner is a talented freedom fighter. I have been impressed with his abilities for several years. I met him again at the Gun Rights Policy Conference in Tampa. Todd is the lobbyist for Knife Rights. The accomplishments of Knife Rights for the last decade has been tremendous, impressive, a tiny organization fighting far above its weight class. Knife Rights says they have opened a second front in the war to restore the Second Amendment. They are correct, and they are winning significant victories every year. I have written about Knife Rights before. Doug Ritter is one of the...
  • Father of Muslim Clock Boy sues Glenn Beck for fanning the flames of Islamaphobia

    09/28/2016 5:18:59 AM PDT · by Scarpetta · 29 replies
    Daily Mail [UK] ^ | September 27, 2016 | Associated Press
    FULL TITLE: Father of Muslim Clock Boy sues Glenn Beck for fanning the flames of Islamaphobia toward his family in the aftermath of infamous bomb school project The father of the boy who was arrested after taking a homemade clock to school, has sued conservative commentator Glenn Beck and Fox News for allegations they depicted the family as terrorists. [snip] 'The Mohamed family are peaceful Muslims who have been falsely accused of being terrorists and engaging in a jihad. 'The correction must also be made that the arrest and suspension of Ahmed Mohamed was not a stunt and it was...
  • Some Houston taco trucks to serve as voter registration booths

    09/28/2016 4:19:08 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 19 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | September 27, 2016 | Darla Guillen
    Two Houston organizations on Tuesday launched a voter registration campaign that pokes fun at a controversial comment made by Latinos for Trump founder Marco Gutierrez... ...Now Latino advocate group Mi Familia Vota is teaming up with Thomas Hull, the founder of Houston design firm Rigsby Hull, to kick off a campaign that will turn some local taco trucks into voter registration booths. Mi Familia Vota is an organization that encourages and facilitates Latinos' political involvement. The organizers will also be informing locals where they can vote on Election Day. The campaign launches Tuesday, National Voter Registration Day, and runs through...
  • Houston shooter was wearing Nazi uniform

    09/27/2016 11:55:00 AM PDT · by Lera · 45 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/27/16 | JTA
    The shooter who injured nine people during an attack on commuters in a Houston neighborhood was wearing a military uniform with Nazi insignia. The man, whose name has not been identified by police, was carrying two guns and 2,500 rounds of live ammunition when he was shot and killed by police Monday morning, according to reports. One of the injured is in critical condition and another in serious condition, according to reports. The Associated Press identified the man using Texas motor vehicle records of a car, a Porsche, that police said belong to the shooter, as Nathan DeSai, 46, an...
  • Cruz offers to help Trump prep for next debate

    09/27/2016 11:45:52 AM PDT · by kevcol · 127 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 27, 2016 | Joel Gehrke
    Sen. Ted Cruz said on Tuesday he is willing to help Donald Trump prepare for his next debate with Hillary Clinton. "I am happy to help," Cruz said on Hugh Hewitt's radio show Tuesday morning. "I have conveyed that to them." . . "I think he really went after Hillary, which was a good thing," Cruz told Hewitt. "Anyone who is swooning at Hillary's performance last night, that's a pretty good indication that you're a card-carrying member of the liberal media, especially in the first half hour. I think Donald very much had the upper hand over Hillary. Hillary was...
  • Judge Compares Dallas Cop Suing Black Lives Matter to a 'Slave'

    09/27/2016 10:42:34 AM PDT · by kevcol · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 26, 2016 | Logan Churchwell
    A Texas judge likened a black Dallas Police Sergeant to a clueless slave in response to the cops lawsuit against Black Lives Matter and its high-profile supporters. Andrea Martin, 304th District Court Judge in Dallas County (D), told her network of friends on Facebook Saturday that Sgt. Demetrick Pennie was like a slave that Harriet Tubman could not free because he could not comprehend his own bondage. The post elicited a number of supporters to Judge Martins sentiment, typically calling Pennie a coon and other derisive messages. A sitting Texas State Representative apparently joined the racialist banter as well.
  • DSISD stands by transgender elementary student's use of girls restroom (TX)

    09/27/2016 8:37:12 AM PDT · by bgill · 18 replies
    keye ^ | Sept. 26, 2016 | Sophia Stamas|
    The Dripping Springs Independent School District is standing by its decision to allow a transgender elementary student to use the girls restroom even though she was born biologically as a boy.
  • Father of Texas 'clock boy' Ahmed Mohamed sues Glenn Beck, Fox for defamation

    09/27/2016 6:53:39 AM PDT · by detective · 35 replies
    MSN News ^ | September 27, 2016 | Josh Hafner
    The father of the Muslim teen arrested last year after bringing a homemade clock to school claims in a new lawsuit that Glenn Beck and Fox News, among others, made false and damaging statements about his son. Mohamed Mohamed filed the defamation suit on behalf of himself and his son, Ahmed Mohamed, late last week, NBCDFW reported. Last September, Irving, Texas, police charged then 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed with having a "hoax bomb" after the student brought a homemade digital clock to school. The school suspended Mohamed for three days, though police eventually dropped the charge.
  • More details released in North Austin library kidnapping arrest (TX)

    09/26/2016 4:45:01 PM PDT · by bgill · 7 replies
    keyetv.com ^ | Sept. 25, 2016 | CBS Austin
    A witness told police she heard screaming coming from the restroom and ran in to see what was wrong. The witness pulled on the first stall door, but it was locked. Through the crack of the door the witness saw Powell with his hand over the mouth of an 8-year-old female child, who was trying to get away. The witness screamed at Powell to let the child go but he would not, the affidavit says.
  • Houston lawyer wearing Nazi uniform opens fire at mall; nine injured, suspect shot dead by police

    09/26/2016 4:10:04 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 70 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | 09/26/2016 | Christopher Brennan
    A Houston lawyer wearing a Nazi uniform evidently facing issues with his firm opened fire near a strip mall, wounding nine people before he was shot dead by police, authorities said. Shots rang out around 6:30 a.m. local time in southwest Houston near an intersection with a grocery store, Walgreens and Chuck E. Cheese. The attacker used a tree near his car for cover as he exchanged gunfire with several officers in a nearby neighborhood before he was killed, officials said at an afternoon press conference.
  • The Bush Betrayal

    09/26/2016 12:14:40 PM PDT · by libstripper · 62 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Sept. 26, 2016 | Jared E. Peterson
    Rumor out of Texas has it that the elder Bush will vote for Hillary Clinton. No word of denial issues from Pater, Dubya or Jeb. Thus, the fair minded conclude that this spectacularly unsuccessful one term President is not content with the mere achievement of failure in office -- scattering the Reagan coalition and handing the country to Bill Clinton in 1992 was a feat of political incompetence that at the time seemed beyond human capacity -- the old man now essays to add betrayal of his voter base to his sorry resume.
  • Disgruntled lawyer injures 9 in strip center shooting in SW Houston

    09/26/2016 7:51:41 AM PDT · by listenhillary · 74 replies
    HPD says the scene is still active as a bomb squad is searching a vehicle believed to be owned by the late suspect. One source tells Eyewitness News that the vehicle was found filled with weapons.
  • Mass shooting at Houston strip mall

    09/26/2016 8:11:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 9/26/2016 | unknown
    A gunman, described as a disgruntled lawyer, opened fire in a strip-mall parking lot in Houston, Texas, injuring nine people before he was shot and killed by police on Monday.
  • WATCH LIVE: 6 shot, gunman taken down by police in SW Houston

    09/26/2016 6:31:16 AM PDT · by Lera · 45 replies
    ABC13 ^ | 9/26/16
    HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Panicked eyewitnesses ducked for cover as a gun-wielding man opened fire at a strip center in southwest Houston, injuring several people before being shot himself by police. An active shooter situation is reported in southwest Houston Many questions remain as to a motive for the violent shooting at the Randalls supermarket strip center on Weslayan at Bissonnet. While officials said the shooter had been 'neutralized,' they would not elaborate on his injuries. Houston Fire Department says six people were taken to area hospitals after they were injured by the reported shooter.
  • Leaked FBI Data Reveal 7,700 Terrorist Encounters in USA in One Year; Border States Most Targeted

    09/26/2016 4:38:34 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 29 replies
    Breibart.com ^ | September 26, 2016 | Brandon Darby
    Leaked documents with sensitive FBI data exclusively obtained by Breitbart Texas reveal that 7,712 terrorist encounters occurred within the United States in one year and that many of those encounters occurred near the U.S.-Mexico border. The incidents are characterized as Known or Suspected Terrorist Encounters. Some of the encounters occurred near the U.S.-Mexico border at ports-of-entry and some occurred in between, indicating that persons known or reasonably suspected of being terrorists attempted to sneak into the U.S. across the border. In all, the encounters occurred in higher numbers in border states.
  • The Dallas Morning News Is Paying Dearly for Endorsing Hillary Clinton

    09/24/2016 8:37:55 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 20, 2016 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    The Dallas Morning News is paying a steep price for endorsing Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, in the form of canceled subscriptions and loud protests. The endorsement broke a 75-year streak in the papers history of endorsing Republicans, and generated a lot of reader pushback in the form of angry comments and vows to unsubscribe from the paper. Although Dallas is relatively liberal, the state hasnt gone Democrat in a presidential election in 40 years. Certainly weve paid a price for our presidential recommendation, Dallas Morning News editor Mike Wilson said in an email to Poynter. Wilson acknowledged some of...
  • The PIRI Calls For An Open Public Forum Debate On Rising Oil Imports

    09/23/2016 4:57:15 PM PDT · by panhandle67 · 1 replies
    Oil Pro ^ | 9/21/16 | Daniel Fine
    Mr. Drangmeister of the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association is invited to debate us (Panhandle Import Reduction Initiative) on OPEC , free trade and the price war against in the American Southwest. Apparently, he missed our presentation at the Independent Producers Association of New Mexico (IPANM) Convention recently in Santa Fe. This OP-ED is a response to his comments in a news article in this newspaper by Maddy Hayden It is not too late for him to learn that as a communications officer in an oil and gas trade association he should support an open forum of all ideas...
  • Ted Cruz expected to endorse Donald Trump

    09/23/2016 11:40:15 AM PDT · by xzins · 134 replies
    CNN ^ | September 23, 2016 | Theodore Schleifer and Gloria Borger
    )Ted Cruz plans to endorse Donald Trump for the presidency, a stunning turn of events after a contentious primary filled with nasty personal attacks and a dramatic snub at the Republican National Convention, CNN has learned.
  • Cruz Poised to Endorse Trump

    09/23/2016 8:56:30 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 108 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 09/23/2016 | Brendan Kirby
    Donald Trump may be on the cusp of bagging an endorsement from one of the most prominent NeverTrump holdouts, former primary rival Ted Cruz. Sources close to the Trump campaign have confirmed Cruz is close to endorsing his former and sometimes bitter GOP rival. Talks between Cruz staff and the Trump camp have been regular in recent weeks, and have grown more serious as Trump has closed the gap with Hillary Clinton in key battleground states.
  • Police: Teams of Gunmen Raiding Texas Border Homes at Large

    09/22/2016 8:10:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | September 21, 2016 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    EDINBURG, Texas Teams of gunmen have been running rampant in various communities near the Texas border, storming into homes demanding drugs or robbing victims at gunpoint. In one night, a team of hooded gunmen carrying rifles stormed at least three homes, assaulting the victims inside while demanding cash or drugs. Just one day later, a team of gunmen shot a robbery victim and led authorities in a high speed chase and managed to flee. Information provided to Breitbart Texas by the Hidalgo County Sheriffs Office revealed that the attacks began on Sunday late night and continued onto early Monday...
  • My Response From My Congresscritter

    09/22/2016 2:03:48 PM PDT · by rfreedom4u · 19 replies
    Me | 9/22/2016 | Rfreedom4u
    Dear Mr. (my name), Thank you for contacting me about FBI Director James Comey. I appreciate the opportunity to hear your thoughts. Like most of America, I was disgusted by the fact that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will face no charges for her reckless handling of highly sensitive classified information. As a result of her actions, the FBI could not confirm whether any of the sensitive US classified information was hacked by China, Russia, Iran, North Korea or another outside organization. This information confirms that at a minimum, she cannot be trusted with highly sensitive information. While the...
  • [BREAKING NEWS] Who oversees the internet? Will Congress delay Oct. 1 transfer?

    09/22/2016 11:55:08 AM PDT · by bushwon · 27 replies
    McClatchy News ^ | 9/22/16 | Maria Recio
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has been darkly warning about giving up U.S. oversight of internet names as of Oct. 1 and he has been getting growing support for congressional action, even from Donald Trump. But on Thursday Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., laid out a clean CR, a blueprint for a continuing resolution to fund the government from Oct. 1 through Dec. 9. It does not include a provision to delay the transfer. There have been broad requests for a clean continuing resolution, said McConnell on the Senate floor. So thats what Ive just offered. Its the result...
  • Dr. Sebastian Gorka: Political Correctness Starts at DOJ HQ, Not FBI

    09/22/2016 10:50:24 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 21 Sep 2016 | John Hayward
    Dr. Sebastian Gorka, author of the best-selling book Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War, joined human-rights attorney and former State Department official David Tafuri to discuss the Chelsea bombing. Gorka said that from his travel records, we now know that bomber Ahmad Khan Rahami visited Quetta, the hotbed of Salafi jihadism, and home base of the Afghan Talibans leadership, the Quetta Shura. ... The director of the FBI himself has said there are 900 cases theyre investigating that are linked to ISIS alone, in every state of the union. Thats a huge labor-intensive exercise, he noted. Secondly, we have seen that...
  • Twin Peaks attorneys want to know who's paying DA's legal bills

    09/22/2016 6:58:57 AM PDT · by Wneighbor · 21 replies
    KWTX news ^ | 9/21/2016 | Paul J. Gately
    WACO, Texas (KWTX) A question about who is paying legal bills for District Attorney Abel Reyna could delay a decision about whether Reyna should be disqualified from prosecuting Twin Peaks biker cases. Dallas attorney Clinton F. Broden, on behalf of his client Matthew Clendennen, of Hewitt, filed a motion in 54th District Court on Tuesday, asks District Judge Matt Johnson to force Reyna to answer their questions or, failing that, to hold a new hearing on the matter. Reyna called Brodens new motion frivolous. This is yet another motion without merit and an attempt at delay, Reyna said Wednesday. During...
  • Texas threatens to 'exit' the federal refugee program over terrorist concerns

    09/21/2016 2:05:04 PM PDT · by wtd · 16 replies
    Chronicle ^ | updated 2:08pm Wed. Sept. 21, 2016 | Kevin Diaz
    Texas threatens to 'exit' the federal refugee program over terrorist concernsexas, which has taken in more refugees than any state in the nation over the past year, is threatening to leave the federal refugee program if the Obama administration does not meet its security demands. The dispute comes as the Obama administration has announced a new goal of resettling 110,000 refugees in the United States in the coming year, including an unspecified increase in the number from Syria. n a letter Wednesday to Robert Carey, director of the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement, the Texas Health and Human Services...
  • Texas threatens to 'exit' the federal refugee program over terrorist concerns

    09/21/2016 10:15:54 AM PDT · by quesney · 90 replies
    Texas, which has taken in more refugees than any state in the nation over the past year, is threatening to leave the federal refugee program if the Obama administration does not meet its security demands. The dispute comes as the Obama administration has announced a new goal of resettling 110,000 refugees in the United States in the coming year, including an unspecified increase in the number from Syria. In a letter Wednesday to Robert Carey, director of the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission said that unless Washington "unconditionally" approves the state's new plan...
  • The Dallas Morning News Is Paying Dearly For Endorsing HRC

    09/20/2016 8:32:01 PM PDT · by Baladas · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/20/2016 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    The Dallas Morning News is paying a steep price for endorsing Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, in the form of canceled subscriptions and loud protests. The endorsement broke a 75-year streak in the papers history of endorsing Republicans, and generated a lot of reader pushback in the form of angry comments and vows to unsubscribe from the paper. Although Dallas is relatively liberal, the state hasnt gone Democrat in a presidential election in 40 years.
  • Dallas newspaper editor: 'We've paid a price' for endorsing Clinton

    09/20/2016 5:52:24 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 112 replies
    The Dallas Morning News has experienced a noticeable decline in subscriptions following its endorsement of Hillary Clinton. "[S]ome people have cancelled their subscriptions, so we lost some customers at a time when it's tough to lose customers," editor Mike Wilson told the Washington Examiner Tuesday evening.
  • Texas man trying to buy explosives wanted to send message by bombing a building, feds say

    09/20/2016 2:26:13 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/20/16 | Lindsey Bever
    A Texas boat repairman has been arrested and charged by federal authorities for attempting to purchase dynamite, grenades and wireless transmitters with an intent to burn someones vehicle and apartment to the ground.
  • Dallas has a stray dog problem about 9,000 of them. And some killed a woman

    09/20/2016 6:41:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    LA Times ^ | September 15, 2016 | Marisa Gerber
    A deep growl came from the other side of Shaniqua Rolands front door. She was pregnant at the time and headed to a doctors appointment, but she knew she couldnt leave the house. Not with the dogs back.
  • Vice News Reporter Arrested Outside Trump Rally in Houston (video)

    09/20/2016 6:12:18 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 8 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 9/19/2016 | Joe Crowe and Brian Freeman
    A Vice News reporter was arrested and held for 11 hours after seeking information about press credentials at a rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Houston. Alex Thompson arrested on Saturday afternoon and was charged with trespassing. He was released on $500 bond from Houston Central Jail just after midnight Sunday morning. (snip) Vice News released a video of Thompson speaking to officers at his arrest. Thompson, Vice News producer Kathleen Caulderwood, and a camera operator entered the Omni Westside Hotel to clarify press access to the Trump luncheon, an event held by the Remembrance Project, a Houston...
  • Fail: Anti-Trump Protest Falls Flat in Texas

    09/18/2016 8:26:04 PM PDT · by kevcol · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 18, 2016 | Bob Price
    A few of the protesters draped themselves in the Mexican flag. This is my country, said one Hispanic woman. "You people should go back to England." . . At one point, a black teenager wearing a Donald Trump shirt approached one of the anti-Trump protesters, former College of the Mainland tenured political science professor David Michael Smith. Smith was fired by the board of trustees in 2013 after previously receiving tenured status at the college. The former professor and self-proclaimed communist was heard on the bullhorn yelling "Trump is a racist." . . The black teen approached Smith and some...
  • Candidates who don't back Trump may not be allowed to run again, RNC chairman says

    09/18/2016 6:33:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | September 18, 2016
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Sunday suggested he could say never mind to the Never Trump candidates should they try to make another run for the presidency. Priebus said the former primary challengers whove refused to support Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump could face consequences if they fail to back Trump in the stretch-run to Election Day. Those people need to get on board, Priebus told Face the Nation. And if theyre thinking theyre going to run again some day, I think that were going to evaluate the process of the nomination process and I dont think...
  • Ted Cruz Warns Democrats Could Have Massive Wins in Texas

    09/17/2016 9:18:50 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 93 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/17/2016 | LANA SHADWICK
    Senator Ted Cruz warned patriots gathered for a Constitution Day gathering that Democrats could have massive wins in the large urban counties in Texas if one, two, or three percent stay home. Cruz also called Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton manifestly unfit to be president. It would not take that many to have an enormous impact on this election, he said. He warned of the effect that staying home would have on judicial, Texas state representative and senate races, and other races in down-ballot elections. The Texas senator and former GOP presidential candidate also cautioned about the impact outside of Texas...
  • BIG NEWS=> Former Cruz Texas Chairman Switches to Trump Tells Stragglers to Get on Board (VIDEO)

    09/17/2016 3:29:47 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 95 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Sep 17th, 2016 5:23 pm | Jim Hoft
    Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is taking an official role with the campaign of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, serving as his Texas state chairman. During the primaries, Patrick had chaired U.S. Sen. Ted Cruzs efforts in Texas.
  • Black Dallas Cop Sues Black Lives Matter, Soros for Inciting Race War

    09/17/2016 9:03:27 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9-16-16 | Logan Churchwell
    The head of a Dallas police organization is suing a collection of Black Lives Matter figureheads and other prominent individuals for allegedly inciting racial violence against American police officers. Dallas Police Department Sergeant Demetrick Pennie, President of the Dallas Fallen Officer Foundation, filed an amended federal complaint September 16 against more than a dozen defendant institutions and individuals to build a class action case on behalf of police officers and other law enforcement persons of all races and ethnicities including but not limited to Jews, Christians and Caucasians for inciting race riots and related violence. The suit hopes to produce...
  • Independent Evan McMullin eligible for write-in on Texas ballot

    09/17/2016 5:48:21 AM PDT · by PAR35 · 33 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 16 September 2016 | Jamie Lovegrove
    WASHINGTON Independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin was certified Friday as a write-in candidate in Texas after fixing an eligibility hiccup that initially led the Texas secretary of state to deny his application. ... In McMullins initial application, one of the 38 electors he submitted Brittany Gilbert of Austin was not a registered voter, said Alicia Pierce, a spokeswoman for Secretary of State Carlos Cascos. As a result, Gilbert was not an eligible elector, and McMullins application was denied. But Keith Ingram, the secretary of states director of elections, wrote in a letter to McMullin on Friday that...
  • LIVE:Trump 9/17/2016 Houston, TX at 1pm CT and Colorado Springs at 7:30pm MT

    09/17/2016 3:42:37 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 591 replies
    Saturday, September 17, 2016: Live coverage of Donald J. Trumps speech to the families of victims of illegal aliens and their supporters at The Remembrance Luncheon. Live coverage begins at 1:00 PM CT. Watch the LIVE stream and FULL replay of the event below: OMNI Hotel Houston, TX @ 1pm CT Saturday, September 17, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Colorado Springs, CO at Jet Centers of Colorado. Live coverage begins at 7:30 PM MT. Watch the LIVE stream and FULL replay of the event below: Hangar at Jet Centers of Colorado
  • Two Fort Worth Officers Shot, Rushed to JPS Hospital

    09/16/2016 8:49:19 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 13 replies
    NBC 5 ^ | 16 Sept 16 | NBC 5 Staff
    Fort Worth police say two officers were shot while responding to a shooting call at a home Friday evening. One officer is in critical condition, and the other has minor injuries, the department says. The call came in at about 8:30 from a home on the 3800 block of Wharton Drive. Police spokesman Officer Marc Povero said the arriving officers found a person in a back bedroom unresponsive from a gunshot wound. They were informed that a witness to the shooting was located in a shed in the backyard, so they went to make contact with that person.
  • #BlackLivesMatter Leader Robbed Demands More Police Protection

    09/16/2016 4:17:21 AM PDT · by detective · 18 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | September 15, 2016 | William A. Jacobson
    I certainly dont want anyone robbed at gunpoint. Not even to a local leader of the Black Lives Matters movement despite the Black Lives Matter movement having taken on an anti-police call to action. There is great irony, however, when such a leader then also calls for more police protection, as happened recently in Houston with Jerry Ford, Jr.:
  • Sandra Blands family settles for $1.9M in wrongful death suit

    09/15/2016 3:36:29 PM PDT · by Ready4Freddy · 23 replies
    FOX6 Milwaukee ^ | September 15, 2016 3:46 pm, CDT | CNN Wire Service
    Sandra Blands family has reached a $1.9 million settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit an agreement that has brought joy after a year of grief, Blands mother said. The settlement includes compensation for Blands death in custody as well as several changes to jail procedures in Waller County, Texas. Bland was found dead in her jail cell three days after she was pulled over for failing to use her turn signal in July 2015. Bland family attorney Cannon Lambert said the jail procedure changes include: Using automated electronic sensors to ensure timely cell checks Providing an on-duty...
  • Poll: Majority of Texans oppose Trump's border wall

    09/15/2016 4:51:10 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 87 replies
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | September 14, 2016 | Sean Collins Walsh
    A majority of Texans oppose building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and banning immigration from countries with terrorism ties, two of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's most high-profile immigration proposals, according to a new poll by the Texas Lyceum. Fifty-nine percent of Texans surveyed said they were against building a wall to stop illegal immigration, while 35 percent supported the plan.
  • Texas Archbishop Slaps Down Catholics for Choice!

    09/13/2016 8:03:49 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 19 replies
    The Christian Review ^ | Sep 13, 2016 | Deal Hudson
    Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, M.Sp.S. of San Antonio has shown the kind of leadership so badly needed in this election season. When the oxymoronic Catholics of Choice published a advertisement in the San Antonio newspaper (September 12), Archbishop Garcia-Siller answered with the following broadside. This statement has the ring of a bishop who has had enough of the nonsense and wants to set the record straight. Thank you Archbishop Garcia-Siller! (Italics are added for emphasis.) ARCHDIOCESE RESPONDS TO CATHOLICS FOR CHOICE ADVERTISEMENT IN SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS An organization called Catholics for Choice placed a full-page advertisement in the Sept. 12 edition...
  • Mike Pence Returns to Washington to Court Ted Cruz, Address Doubts

    09/13/2016 2:22:12 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 47 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 9/13/2016 | Siobhan Hughes
    WASHINGTON Republican vice presidential pick Mike Pence returned to his old Capitol Hill stomping grounds on Tuesday to court a longtime Donald Trump nemesis and address lingering concerns over the GOP nominees standing with minorities and women. A former House lawmaker from Indiana, Mr. Pence had a lot of ground to cover. In his various meetings behind closed doors, Mr. Pence told stories about Mr. Trumps penchant for prayer, and offered up a perspective of Mr. Trump that cast some of the candidates most ambitious goals, such as winning a majority of the African-American vote, as refreshing optimism. Hes...
  • Texas Youth Football Team Takes a Knee for National Anthem

    09/13/2016 10:21:38 AM PDT · by detective · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Sep 2016 | Lana Shadwick
    Football players and coaches in a Texas youth league took a knee during the national anthem to protest violence against black youth on September 10. The local ABC affiliate in Beaumont, 12News reported that a photographer who has worked with the Beaumont Bulls for years, was asked to capture the moment.