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  • Gov. Abbott issues statewide mask requirement for Texas

    07/02/2020 1:37:43 PM PDT · by sojc · 88 replies
    Gov. Abbott issues statewide mask requirement for Texas
  • CBP taps Anduril for virtual border sentinel system

    07/02/2020 12:36:03 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 16 replies
    Federal Computer Week ^ | Jul 02, 2020 | Mark Rockwell
    Customs and Border Protection plans to deploy up to 200 autonomous surveillance towers as it expands its work with the portable, off-the-grid systems into a program of record. The towers, supplied by contractor Anduril, are designed as unmanned sentinels along the Southern border with Mexico that operate autonomously in remote areas where grid power is not available. The agency has been testing the technology for a couple of years. CBP tested four of the towers in the San Diego region in early 2018, and has bought 56 additional towers since, it said in its statement. Ultimately, CBP wants to procure...
  • Castro Fan Karen Bass Vetted for Biden VP

    07/02/2020 7:47:37 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Jul 2, 2020 | Lloyd Billingsley
    Los Angeles Democrat seeks “new path of support and collaboration” with Communist Cuban regime. “Congresswoman Karen Bass, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, is undergoing vetting as a candidate to be Joe Biden’s running mate,” Bo Erickson of CBS News reported on June 24. In March, the five-term Los Angeles Democrat endorsed Biden for president, but even some Democrats were troubled by one of Bass’s previous endorsements. “The passing of the Comandante en Jefe is a great loss to the people of Cuba,” said Bass in a statement after Fidel Castro passed away on November 25, 2016.  “I hope together,...
  • 1 suspect kills self, ex-wife of former soldier in custody in disappearance of Vanessa Guillen, Fort Hood says

    07/01/2020 1:53:24 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 9 replies
    KHOU ^ | 07 01 2020 | Doug Delony
    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command has confirmed a junior soldier tied to the disappearance of Fort Hood solider Vanessa Guillen shot and killed himself as police moved in to make an arrest overnight. A civilian, who is the estranged wife of a former soldier, is also in custody, according to the Army. The attorney and family of Guillen said early Wednesday that a third suspect was also in custody, although officials have not confirmed this detail. Authorities have also not released any of the suspects' names. At Wednesday morning's emotional press conference in Washington, D.C., the Guillen family said,...
  • Suspect in Missing Soldier's Disappearance Kills Self, Civilian Arrested: Army CIC

    07/01/2020 11:58:05 AM PDT · by bgill · 160 replies
    NBCDFW ^ | July 1, 2020 | staff
    A suspect in the disappearance of a 20-year-old Fort Hood soldier killed himself as law enforcement approached Tuesday night and a second person, a civilian, is now in the custody of the Texas Rangers and awaiting charges as the investigation into human remains found on the post continues, officials with the base say. The unnamed soldier, officials said, was wanted in connection with the disappearance of Pfc. Vanessa Guillen, who was last seen April 22 in a parking lot outside her Regimental Engineer Squadron Headquarters. Her car keys, barracks room key, ID card and wallet were found in the room...
  • Texas lt. governor hits Fauci: 'He doesn't know what he's talking about'

    07/01/2020 11:20:26 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 76 replies
    The Hill ^ | - 07/01/20 | JUSTIN WISE
    Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) on Tuesday lambasted Anthony Fauci over his assessment of the recent surge in coronavirus cases in the U.S., claiming that his state did not need advice from the nation's top infectious disease expert. "Fauci said that he’s concerned about states like Texas that skipped over certain things. He doesn’t know what he’s talking about," Patrick said on Fox News after Fauci testified before a Senate committee about the U.S. response to the coronavirus outbreak. "We haven’t skipped over anything." "The only thing I’m skipping over is listening to him," Patrick added. "He has been...
  • Exclusive: Hundreds of George W. Bush administration officials to back Biden, group says

    07/01/2020 7:36:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 91 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 1, 2020 | Tim Reid
    Hundreds of officials who worked for former Republican President George W. Bush are set to endorse Democratic White House hopeful Joe Biden, people involved in the effort said, the latest Republican-led group coming out to oppose the re-election of Donald Trump. The officials, who include Cabinet secretaries and other senior people in the Bush administration, have formed a political action committee - 43 Alumni for Biden - to support the former vice president in his Nov. 3 race, three organizers of the group told Reuters. Bush was the country's 43rd president.
  • South Dakota Governor: No Social Distancing at Mt. Rushmore Event [ Kristi Noem ]

    07/01/2020 7:21:59 AM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    The New American Magazine ^ | 30 June 2020 | Luis Miguel
    South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem confirmed that her state will move forward with plans for a large Independence Day celebration at Mount Rushmore on July 3 .. free masks will be given out to those who desire to wear them, there will be no social distancing. Thousands are expected at the festivities that will be attended by none other than President Donald Trump. The event will feature fighter jets soaring over the 79-year-old monument, along with the first fireworks display at the site since 2009. Noem, a Republican, made clear that they would not impose coronavirus restrictions on the crowd....
  • Dr. Fauci says drinking at bars should stop ‘right now’ to stem spread of COVID-19

    07/01/2020 12:17:26 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 53 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 1, 2020 | 1:42am | Updated | Jack Hobbs
    Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said in a Senate hearing Tuesday that people should stop going to bars “right now” — just as states like Texas and Florida, both of which have seen a dramatic uptick in the number of cases, were recently forced to close their bars a second time to stem the spread of the virus. “Congregation at a bar, inside, is bad news,” Fauci said. “We really got to stop that right now.”
  • Texas prosecutor resigns after Facebook post appearing to compare protesters to Nazis

    06/29/2020 2:52:44 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 29 2020 | Rebecca Klar
    A Texas prosecutor has resigned and will be replaced by another prosecutor after reportedly sharing a post on Facebook that compares protesters demonstrating against police brutality and racial inequality to Nazis, the Harris County District Attorney’s Office told ABC13 on Monday. Kaylynn Williford, who works for District Attorney Kim Ogg, shared a Facebook post comparing protesters to Nazis, according to a screenshot shared on Facebook. The district attorney’s office confirmed the post was Williford’s, according to ABC13. “Wedding bands that were removed from Holocaust victims prior to being executed, 1945. Each ring represents a destroyed family. Never forget, Nazis tore...
  • Dallas leader seeks stay-at-home order

    06/29/2020 6:46:16 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 43 replies
    UPI ^ | June 29 2020 | ByDarryl Coote
    In Texas, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins called on Gov. Greg Abbott to reinstitute stay-at-home orders and other strict measures to stop the spread of the deadly and infectious coronavirus as cases surge throughout the state. In a letter dated Saturday, but released to the public on Sunday, Jenkins asked Abbott to reinstitute stay-at-home orders for a month, enforce universal mask-wearing and physical distancing through fines, limit events and reduce indoor gatherings to 10 people and outdoor events to 100, among a slew of other recommendations.
  • Border Wall System Update (29 Jun 20)

    06/29/2020 10:09:08 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 23 replies
    @USBPChief (twitter) ^ | 29 Jun 2020 | Chief Rodney Scott
    222 miles completed, 333 miles under construction, 183 miles under pre-construction. (738 Total)
  • Supreme Court declines to hear border wall challenge (Win)

    06/29/2020 8:39:48 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 11 replies
    Border Report ^ | Jun 29, 2020 | Border Report
    The Supreme Court is leaving in place a decision that rejected environmental groups’ challenge to sections of wall the Trump administration is building along the U.S. border with Mexico. The high court on Monday declined to hear an appeal involving construction of 145 miles (233 kilometers) of steel-bollard walls along the border in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas. The Center for Biological Diversity, the Animal Legal Defense Fund, Defenders of Wildlife, and the Southwest Environmental Center had challenged a federal law that allows the secretary of Homeland Security to waive any laws necessary to allow the quick construction of...
  • Chesapeake Energy files for bankruptcy protection [shale]

    06/29/2020 8:02:49 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    UPI ^ | June 29, 2020 / 1:27 AM | By Darryl Coote
    June 29 (UPI) -- The Chesapeake Energy Corporation, which made its name drilling shale for natural gas in the United States, announced it has filed for bankruptcy protection. The Oklahoma-based company said in a statement Sunday that it has filed for Chapter 11 protection in the southern district of Texas to "facilitate a comprehensive balance sheet restructuring." The process will be used to "strengthen" its balance sheet and to achieve a "more sustainable capital structure" by restructuring its legacy contractual obligations, it said. The company has been dealing with mounting debt due to low oil and natural gas prices but...
  • 'F--- TRUMP' truck driver has been arrested

    11/17/2017 5:08:13 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 49 replies
    The woman responsible for the "F--Trump" bumper sticker has been arrested for a previous outstanding warrant, according to Fort Bend County jail records. Karen Fonseca was arrested shortly after 2 p.m. on Thursday for a fraud charge. Her bail is set at $1500. Her arrest comes after Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls on Wednesday created a social media firestorm with a Facebook post threatening to bring disorderly conduct charges against the driver of a truck displaying a profane anti-Trump message on its rear window. Nehls told the Houston Chronicle that he had received calls, texts and emails in recent...
  • Caught on camera: Postal worker dumped GOP candidate’s mailers in dumpster

    06/28/2020 7:35:50 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 42 replies
    NOQ Report ^ | June 28, 2020 | CQ Livingston
    The U.S. Postal Service is not secure. Period. One does not need to watch this video of a postal worker dumping mailers from a GOP congressional candidate into a dumpster to realize the system is corrupt and favors Democrats. But the video itself definitely helps. Sadly, we don’t know how often this happens when it’s not caught on camera. Watch as mailers from Sheriff Troy Nehls, who is running for U.S. Congress in TX-22, gets dumped. A US Postal worker was just caught on video throwing a stack of my campaign mailers in a dumpster. Some patriots nearby heard a...
  • Rep. Louie Gohmert to Newsmax TV: Cuomo Killed 31,000

    06/28/2020 2:47:51 PM PDT · by MNDude · 25 replies
    As anti-Trump media seeks to widely disseminate data on the COVID-19 case increases in red states Florida, Arizona, and Texas, they are selectively ignoring data on hospitalizations and mortality rates compared to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's New York, according to Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, on Newsmax TV. "That's what they do: They lie, they misrepresent, and they've taken their lead – well, I'm not sure if they've taken their lead from the Democrats or the Democrats took their lead from the media, but either way they work together and they misrepresent the facts," Gohmert told "Saturday Report."
  • Texas hospital CEO: COVID inpatient count 'misinterpreted,' level of alarm 'unwarranted'

    06/28/2020 4:41:49 AM PDT · by Adder · 18 replies
    Just the News ^ | June 25, 2020 | Daniel Payne
    Health officials in Texas are logging every single COVID-19-positive hospital patient in the state as a COVID-19 hospitalization, even if the patients themselves are admitted seeking treatment for something other than the coronavirus.
  • ‘Master’ bedroom description ditched by Texas real estate group. What’s the new name?

    06/28/2020 9:23:55 AM PDT · by hapnHal · 99 replies
    star-telegram ^ | 26 June 20 | MIKE STUNSON
    PMA Texas Realtor group will no longer use the term “master” in description of their homes, according to Realtors and media reports.What were once called master bedrooms and master bathrooms are now referred to as primary bedrooms and primary bathrooms by the Houston Association of Realtors. The group made the change following a review of terminology, according to KPRC. It has been a topic of discussion for several years, the agency said.“The overarching message was that some members were concerned about how the terms might be perceived by some other agents and consumers” according to a statement HAR sent members. “The...
  • Reopening Is Not a Failure

    06/28/2020 9:13:14 AM PDT · by karpov · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | June 27, 2020 | The Editors
    As the Northeast, the epicenter of the pandemic in the U.S. for months, has seen steep, persistent declines in confirmed cases, other parts of the country have spiked. A month or so ago, most of the increased cases were a function of increased testing. Now, states like Florida, Texas, and Arizona have seen worrying increases in their positivity rates — the percentage of tests that are positive — in a sign of accelerating community spread. The media’s tone about this trend is, of course, apocalyptic, with many commentators portraying the Republican governors of these states as callous extremists hell-bent on...