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  • Ethics panel investigating Rep. Hastings over relationship with staffer

    11/14/2019 3:58:18 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11 14 2019 | Cristina Marcos
    The House Ethics Committee revealed on Thursday that it is investigating Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) over whether his relationship with a member of his staff breaks House rules. Hastings has admitted to being in a relationship with his aide, Patricia Williams, who serves as his deputy district director. The committee is now investigating whether Hastings violated House rules with that relationship and if he received any improper gifts from that employee. The House last year adopted a rule preventing members of Congress from having a sexual relationship with a member of their staff. "The Committee is aware of public allegations...
  • Election Day 2019 Results Are A Mixed Bag for Taxpayers

    11/14/2019 8:37:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/14/2019 | Thomas Aiello
    With a laundry list of tax hikes proposed by Congress or Democratic candidates for president, it's understandable why many would view Washington as the biggest threat to taxpayers’ wallets. However, policymakers at the state and local level are just as likely to reach into taxpayers’ pockets as those in Washington, D.C. Take Election Day 2019, which featured nearly 1,000 tax and fiscal ballot measures.  Publicly-accessible data from secretaries of state and county election offices found 954 measures across 19 different states and hundreds of localities, most of which were negative measures that would impact taxpayers and businesses. There were at...
  • Ellie Goulding threatens to back out of Cowboys' halftime show over Salvation Army complaints

    11/14/2019 10:13:23 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 71 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/13/19 | Tyler McCarthy
    Singer Ellie Goulding is threatening to back out of a performance at the Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving game halftime show over fan complaints about the Salvation Army. The Grammy-nominated artist was set to perform at the game between the Cowboys and the Buffalo Bills during the halftime show, which will kick off the organizations annual Red Kettle Campaign.The backlash came after Goulding took to Instagram on Tuesday to share an image of herself helping out at a Salvation Army location in New York City, which prompted some followers to criticize her for backing an organization they believe is not supportive of...
  • Video, Texas thief snatches purse, drags woman down mall escalator.

    11/14/2019 7:46:58 AM PST · by Midwesterner53 · 30 replies
    One America News Network ^ | 11/13/19 | unknown
    A new video is revealing the disturbing details of a robbery that took place at a Houston mall recently. Officials released video of the incident Tuesday, which happened just weeks ago at The Galleria. The video showed the thief following a woman as she entered the mall through the parking garage. While on the escalator, he approached from behind and snatched her purse. The woman refused to let go and was dragged down the stairs and across the floor by the thief.
  • Gun Control Advocate Shoots, Kills Her Three Children & Herself Texas

    11/14/2019 5:05:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 33 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 8 November, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    Ashley Auzenne was a mother of three and an advocate for more laws to limit access to firearms. She was at the end of a divorce, had suffered from depression, and appears to have killed her three children, Parrish, 11, Eleanor, 9, and Lincoln, 7. From On Thursday, the Harris County Medical Examiners office ruled that the deaths appeared to be because of a murder/suicide with the mother as the suspect. Many have written about the subject, noting the seeming hypocrisy.Many have written about the irony. It is very sad that Ashley could not control her demons a little...
  • Foreman Mike (We Build the Wall) in New Location

    11/13/2019 3:15:40 PM PST · by BeauBo · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | November 6th, 2019 | We Build The Wall
    Spokesman for the Border Wall Go Fund Me effort (We Build the Wall), announces they plan another 3.5 miles before Christmas. He stated that projects 2, 3 and 4 are underway.
  • TRUMP WALL - Track The Status Of Trump's Border Wall

    11/13/2019 10:58:56 AM PST · by rxsid · 25 replies
    TRUMP WALL - Track The Status Of Trump's Border WallProject List Overview: 1 Map Name Date of Contract Announcement Start Date Completion Date Percent Completed State/City/Region Total Miles Total Built: Type of Wall Cost (millions) Per Mile Cost Funding Source (per CBP press release) Contractor URL 2 September 30, 2019 January 2020 Starr, Hidalgo and Cameron County, Texas 65 0.0 The border wall system will include an 18-30 foot tall steel bollard wall, all-weather roads, lighting, enforcement cameras, and other related technology to create a complete enforcement zone. $386 M $6 M FY19 appropriations Southern Border Constructors and Gibraltar-Caddell Joint...
  • Trump, Apple CEO Tim Cook To Tour Apple Operations In Texas: Sources

    11/12/2019 4:09:57 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 19 replies ^ | November 12, 2019 | By Alexandra Alper and David Shepardson
    U.S. President Donald Trump and Apple CEO Tim Cook are expected to tour facilities in Texas where Apple products are made as soon as next week to showcase companies that keep jobs in America, according to two people familiar with the matter. The trip, which has not yet been announced, would highlight Cooks strong relationship with Trump as he seeks further relief for Apple from U.S. tariffs on imports from China. The tariffs are part of a prolonged, tit-for-tat trade war between the worlds largest economies. Apple declined to comment. A White House spokesperson said the office has no scheduling...
  • Cruz asks for further review of evidence in Rodney Reed case

    11/12/2019 11:23:31 AM PST · by conservative98 · 26 replies
    CBS ^ | TUE, NOV 12 | Christian Flores
    Amid mounting calls for Rodney Reed's exoneration, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is just the latest in a long line of state leaders, politicians, and celebrities calling on Governor Greg Abbott to take a closer look at evidence, and to at least put a pause on the execution process. Reed is scheduled to be executed November 20, but on Monday, CBS Austin caught up with Cruz at a Veterans Day event in Pflugerville, where he said the state needs to take a harder look at the evidence in the Reed case. "This particular case, there had been meaningful and serious questions...
  • Supreme Court appears inclined to let Trump end DACA Program

    11/12/2019 10:33:27 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 133 replies
    NBC News ^ | Nov 12, 2019 | Pete Williams
    WASHINGTON A bare majority of the U.S. Supreme Court appeared likely Tuesday to let the Trump administration follow through on its plan to shut down DACA, the federal program that has allowed nearly 800,000 young people, known as dreamers, to avoid deportation and remain in the U.S. With hundreds of DACA supporters rallying outside so many that police shut down the street in front of the Supreme Court the justices heard nearly an hour and a half of oral arguments. Based on their questions, it appeared that the court's five conservatives were inclined to rule that the...
  • No. 1 milk company declares bankruptcy amid drop in demand

    11/12/2019 10:18:52 AM PST · by Red Badger · 136 replies
    WEAR-TV3 ^ | Tuesday, November 12th 2019 | by MICHELLE CHAPMAN
    Dean Foods, America's biggest milk processor, filed for bankruptcy Tuesday amid a steep, decades-long drop-off in U.S. milk consumption blamed on soda, juices and, more recently, nondairy substitutes. The Dallas company said it may sell itself to the Dairy Farmers of America, a marketing cooperative owned by thousands of farmers. "Despite our best efforts to make our business more agile and cost-efficient, we continue to be impacted by a challenging operating environment marked by continuing declines in consumer milk consumption," CEO Eric Berigause said in a statement. Since 1975, the amount of milk consumed per capita in America has tumbled...
  • Mexico makes arrests in massacre of American women, children: minister

    11/11/2019 7:03:39 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 9 replies
    AP ^ | 11 11 2019 | Staff
    Mexico has made an unspecified number of arrests over last weeks massacre of three women and six children of dual U.S-Mexican nationality in the north of the country, Security Minister Alfonso Durazo said on Monday. There have been arrests, but its not up to us to give information, Durazo told reporters in Mexico City. The women and children from families of U.S. Mormon origin who settled in Mexico decades ago were killed last Monday on a remote dirt road in the state of Sonora by suspected drug cartel gunmen, sparking outrage and condemnation in the United States. Durazo said that...
  • Cruz: Rich Do Fine with Big Govt, GOP Must Help the Working Poor

    07/20/2014 3:07:55 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 23 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Sunday, 20 Jul 2014 08:07 AM | Todd Beamon and Elliot Jager
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz on Saturday said that to resurrect America's greatness it was necessary to revive the economy, defend the Constitution, and restore America's place in the world arena. Appearing at the conference themed "America at Its Best," Cruz told more than 3,000 attendees to the Western Conservative Summit in Denver that "the single biggest lie" is that Republicans are the party of the rich. "The rich have done fine with big government," he said. The ones most hurt by big government are those who are struggling. The event, in its fifth year, is sponsored by the Centennial Institute,...
  • Greta Slams Longshot GOP Candidate as 'Jerk' for McConnell Insult (Cornyn Opponent Stovall)

    02/16/2014 6:29:18 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 61 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 2/14/14 | Todd Beamon
    Fox News host Greta Van Susteren on Friday blasted a bizarre television spot by longshot Texas Senate candidate Dwayne Stovall that likens Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to a Looney Tunes turtle. "This ad is lousy," Van Susteren said on her Fox website. "It is gratuitously insulting. "I have no idea whether Stovall is a great candidate or not but his ad makes me think he is a jerk," she added. "You can be clever and funny in ads or you can be gratuitously insulting." In the ad, Stovell, one of seven candidates vying to unseat Sen. John Cornyn...
  • Ted Cruz Reverses His Support for Chief Justice Roberts

    02/04/2016 1:18:48 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 85 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Saturday, 12 Sep 2015 05:55 PM | Todd Beamon
    The senator's comments also marked a sharp reversal for his support of Roberts in 2005, BuzzFeed reports. The report cites Cruz's support for Roberts' nomination in a 2005 op-ed piece for the National Review and an internal memo he wrote as Texas Solicitor General praising Roberts' skill as a litigator. "I’ve worked with John and seen him argue numerous cases, and, to my mind, there’s not another appellate advocate who’s even close," Cruz wrote.
  • Ex-Sen. Tom Coburn Slams 'Cruz Effect' For Creating False Hopes About Congress

    10/19/2015 7:09:21 AM PDT · by ManHunter · 30 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 16 October 2015 | Todd Beamon
    Former Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn slammed what he called "the Cruz effect" saying Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz's rhetoric and the Texas senator's inability to follow through on his promises have caused great disenchantment among Americans toward Congress. "I call it 'the Cruz effect,'" Coburn, a Republican who retired last year after 20 years in the Senate, told Sirius XM host Pete Dominick on Thursday. The interview was reported by BuzzFeed News. "When you tell people you can accomplish something that you can't for example, shutting down the government over the Affordable Care Act," Coburn said. "When, in...
  • GOP nominee after victory: I notice no one in the Cruz camp denied Enquirer story about his father

    05/04/2016 12:43:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 122 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/04/2016 | AllahPundit
    He stood by yesterday’s comments not just in his interview with Stephanopoulos, as you’ll see below, but in the Today show interview that Ed blogged earlier. (Skip to 2:50 of the first clip here.) I don’t know if there’s anything more to say than what Kevin Williamson said to Republican voters last night about the race to come: “Remember, you asked for this.”I’ll say something. First, Cruz did deny Trump’s insinuation about his dad and Oswald. He called it “nuts.” Second, Trump probably cares less about alienating Cruz and his fan base than about preserving the Enquirer’s reputation as...
  • Julin Castro Calls for Change in Order of Primaries I Dont Believe That Were the Same Country

    11/11/2019 6:20:34 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/10/2019 | Trent Baker
    Democratic presidential hopeful and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julin Castro on Sunday called for a change in the order of the states for presidential primaries. Castro reasoned on MSNBCs Kasie DC that the country has changed a lot in the last 50 years and Iowa and New Hampshire are no longer reflective of the United States nor the Democratic Party.
  • 2ndDivisionVet has passed away

    11/10/2019 9:33:59 AM PST · by Vendome · 1,050 replies
    Vanity | 10/10/2019 | Vendome
    I received word from 2ndDivisionVet wife that he passed away. I am not using his real name here out of respect but, will ping his handle and his wife can if she would like. I didn't ask what he died from but, knowing him for better than 10 years, I knew of medical conditions and a few terrible Operations he had. He was a wonderful human being who cared deeply for his fellow Americans and the ideals that make this country so great that people the world over want to come here and be free, live in liberty and be...
  • FBI Asked Houston Judge to Wear Wire to Investigate Other Jurists, Attorney Claims

    11/09/2019 1:18:09 PM PST · by bgill · 12 replies ^ | Nov. 8, 2019 | Angela Morris
    Led into a federal magistrates courtroom in Houston wearing handcuffs Friday, 164th District Judge Alexandra Smoots-Thomas pleaded not guilty to seven counts of wire fraud in a case that alleges she embezzled more than $26,000 in campaign contributions and used them for personal expenses... This is a political prosecution, said the judges attorney, Kent Schaffer, a partner at Schaffer Carter & Associates in Houston. It happened because Smoots-Thomas is an African American and a Democrat, Schaffer claimed, adding that he thinks she will beat the charges... Beginning in approximately early 2013 and continuing through at least January 2018, Smoots-Thomas engaged...