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  • There's nearly a Nixon '74 level of public support for impeaching Trump

    06/22/2018 12:36:40 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 161 replies
    CNN ^ | June 22, 2018 | Byron Wolfe
    (CNN)There is a truly remarkable number in the most recent CNN poll, conducted by SSRS and out this morning. In it, 42% of Americans say President Donald Trump should be impeached and removed from office. What makes it remarkable is that he's on par with President Richard Nixon, who 43% of Americans said should be impeached and removed from office in a March 1974 Harris poll. That was after the scale of Watergate came to light, but months before the House started to move against Nixon, who would go on to resign in August 1974 rather than be impeached. Impeachment...
  • Trump urges Republican lawmakers to drop immigration effort

    06/23/2018 8:46:16 AM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 49 replies
    SRN News ^ | Jun 22, 2018 | Doina Chiacu;
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump urged Republicans lawmakers on Friday to drop their efforts to pass comprehensive immigration legislation until after the November elections that he hopes will see more party members voted into Congress. The Republican president, faced with a public outcry over his policy that separated children from their migrant parents at the U.S. border with Mexico, tried to refocus the immigration debate on Congress in a series of early posts on Twitter. Despite Republican control of both the House of Representatives and the Senate, the party’s slim 51-49 majority in the latter chamber makes some...
  • Trump: Nancy Pelosi and Cryin’ Chuck Schumer want to protect illegal immigrants more than citizens

    06/23/2018 1:00:06 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 38 replies
    Twitter ^ | June 23, 2018 | Donald J. Trump
    It’s very sad that Nancy Pelosi and her sidekick, Cryin’ Chuck Schumer, want to protect illegal immigrants far more than the citizens of our country. The United States cannot stand for this. We wants safety and security at our borders!
  • PRESS RELEASE: RPT Places Obituary For Texas Democratic Party In Fort Worth Paper

    06/23/2018 1:41:36 PM PDT · by DFG · 15 replies
    Texas GOP ^ | 06/22/2018 | Republican Party of Texas
    The Republican Party of Texas has placed an obituary in the Fort Worth Star Telegram recognizing the long controversial life of the Texas Democratic Party (TDP). The obituary, which is set to run tomorrow, Saturday, June 23rd, follows the procession of the remains of the TDP, which were driven around Fort Worth today in a hearse for all to pay their respects. A copy of the obituary, as well as pictures of the hearse for historical records can be found below.
  • Failing Grade: Dallas Policies Protect the City’s Filthiest Restaurants from Health Inspectors

    06/23/2018 8:10:21 AM PDT · by texas booster · 24 replies
    The Dallas Observer ^ | May 29, 2018 | Brian Reinhart
    On Aug. 18, 2016, the Lakewood location of Mi Cocina, a popular upscale Tex-Mex chain, faced one particularly unhappy visitor: a Dallas health inspector. The food safety report filed that day graded Mi Cocina at 60 points out of 100. The details weren’t pretty. Flies in the kitchen. No hot water for washing dishes. Cooked chicken sitting out at room temperature. In summary, the report concluded, Mi Cocina “fails to meet City of Dallas Food Protection and Education sanitation standards. 10 day follow-up inspection required.” That follow-up inspection never took place. Mi Cocina’s next health inspection came 221 days later,...
  • Steel maker JSW to build new plant, invest $500M [In Ohio] after Trump tariffs [$500M In Texas]

    06/23/2018 4:27:12 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 23 replies
    Fox Business ^ | Published June 21, 2018 | Henry Fernandez
    Trump tariffs drive $500M investment in a new Ohio steel plant JSW Steel USA CEO John Hritz says the company is investing $500M to build a steel plant in Ohio instead of India during a First on FOX Business interview with Edward Lawrence. A major investment is kickstarting America’s steel industry. JSW Steel USA plans to invest $500 million to build a new factory in the U.S. Combined with a previous announcement that JSW will modernize an existing plant, the Indian-owned company is making a total investment of $1 billion after President Trump’s tax reform and tariffs on imported steel.
  • Stubb's pledges to stop using plastic straws

    06/22/2018 2:07:55 PM PDT · by bgill · 73 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | June 22, 2018 | cbsaustin
    Legendary Austin music and BBQ venue Stubb's has pledged to stop using plastic drinking straws. In a tweet, Stubb's said they would discontinue use "effective immediately" and also highlighted just how many straws Americans use in a day: We pledged to stop using plastic drinking straws. Americans use approximately 500 million straws daily. That's enough straws to circle the earth 2.5x. Effective immediately we will no longer be using straws. Join us in fighting pollution by saying 'no' to plastic drinking straws!
  • Texas Supreme Court decides cities cannot ban plastic bags

    06/22/2018 2:00:49 PM PDT · by bgill · 15 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | June 22, 2018 | cbsaustin
    The Texas Supreme Court has ruled against the city of Laredo's ban on plastic bags, and Austin's could be next. The Laredo Merchants Association brought a lawsuit against the city arguing that a state law on solid waste overrides the ban. Laredo passed the ordinance in 2014 banning plastic bags to cut down on the amount of waste in landfills and city streets. The city tried to argue that the bags did not fall under the definition of what the state considers a "container or package," but the Supreme Court decided it did. The Supreme Court ruled that the appeals...
  • Austin [Texas] Skirting Sanctuary City Law

    06/22/2018 1:10:57 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 31 replies
    Empower Texans ^ | June 21, 2018 | Cary Cheshire
    Texas’ capital city is once again thumbing its nose at the state government, this time by defying Gov. Greg Abbott and the Texas Legislature’s recently passed ban on sanctuary cities. Last week, the Austin City Council unanimously approved a pair of “Freedom City” resolutions that target racial disparity in Austin Police Department arrests and how police officers are to react to illegal immigrants. While the first is largely eye-roll worthy (par for the course as far as Austin City Council resolutions go), it does instruct officers to refrain from arresting minority individuals for “low-level offenses” such as smoking marijuana, possession...
  • People React To Photos Of Trump’s Detention Centers — Just Kidding, They Were Obama’s

    06/21/2018 10:06:21 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 9 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 06/21/2018 | Amber Athey & Justin Caruso
    TheDC’s Amber Athey and Justin Caruso regularly take to the streets of Washington, D.C., to ask the most important questions in America. This week, we showed people a number of photos taken of detention centers for migrant children. Clearly, President Trump is keeping these kids in such horrible conditions … just kidding, that was President Obama in 2014. That’s right, we showed people around D.C. photos from detention centers that were run in 2014 under President Obama. Some of the reactions may surprise you.
  • Hardline immigration bill fails in the House

    06/21/2018 11:22:56 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 118 replies
    The Hill ^ | Juliegrace Brufke | Juliegrace Brufke
    The House on Thursday rejected a hardline immigration bill — introduced by Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) — after leadership postponed a second vote on a compromise measure written with centrists. The 193-231 vote came a day after President Trump signed an executive order ending the controversial practice of separating children from parents who cross the border illegally. No Democrats voted in favor of Goodlatte's bill. House leadership had expressed pessimism on the chances for either Goodlatte’s legislation or a second compromise bill written with centrists, both of which come as the growing crisis at the border dominated headlines. The...
  • Smuggler abandons 6-year-old in blazing desert heat

    06/21/2018 12:16:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    FOX5NY ^ | Jun 21 2018
    A 6-year-old Costa Rican boy was rescued by U.S. Border Patrol agents after he was abandoned on a border road in Arizona on Tuesday evening. The agents discovered the boy just north of the border west of Lukeville in temperatures over 100 degrees. The child claimed that he was dropped off by "his uncle" and that Border Patrol would pick him up.
  • Poll: 3:1 Public Support for Trump’s Push to End Catch-and-Release

    06/21/2018 12:42:21 PM PDT · by davikkm · 19 replies
    breitbart ^ | NEIL MUNRO
    Democrats are converting their emotional protests against “family separation” into unpopular calls for the catch-and-release of many Central American migrants into ordinary Americans’ jobsites and schools. The pre-election, pro-migration push is a huge risk, according to a poll by The Economist and YouGov which shows 3:1 public opposition to the Democrats’s catch-and-release policy. That opposition to catch-and-release was reinforced by President Donald Trump’s June 20 Executive Order to keep families together in detention until their appeal is decided by a judge. Many Democrats are pushing their demand that migrants caught at the border be quickly released into Americans’ workplaces and...
  • Melania Trump Makes Surprise Visit to Detained Children and Law Enforcement at the Border

    06/21/2018 10:31:29 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Jun 2018 | Charlie Spiering
    President Donald Trump revealed on Thursday that First Lady Melania Trump was at the Southern border, visiting facilities detaining children who entered the country illegally. The president revealed the nature of her trip during a cabinet meeting at the White House. “It really bothered her … as it bothered me, as it bothered everybody at this table,” Trump said. “We’re all bothered by it.” The First Lady’s Communications Director Stephanie Grisham spoke about the trip during the flight to Texas with reporters. “She wanted to see everything for herself. … She supports family reunification. She thinks that it’s important that...
  • Undocumented immigrant killed two women in Miami, dumped bodies on street, police say ( Miami )

    06/19/2018 8:04:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | June 18, 2018 | MARTIN VASSOLO
    A Honduran national in the United States illegally has been charged with killing two women in Miami over the past three months and dumping their bodies on the street, police announced Monday. Juan Carlos Hernandez-Caseres, 37, was arrested Saturday morning for the murders of Ann Farrin, 41, and Neidy Roche, 39. ... Surveillance footage taken at the time shows a black vehicle coming to a stop between Northwest 38th Street and Northwest 37th Street. The driver gets out, removes a body from the passenger side and leaves it on the sidewalk. ... Detectives with the Miami-Dade Police Department obtained an...
  • So That’s Why Ted Cruz Scrambled To Write A Bill That Ended Child Separation

    06/21/2018 11:12:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/21/2018 | Allahpundit
    Hoo boy. I figured the polling on Trump’s policy would be bad in Texas, being both a border state with a large Latino minority and a red state where his job approval hasn’t traditionally been sky high.I didn’t think it’d be this bad.Note that the Texas Tribune’s poll of the state was conducted from June 8-15. The national media uproar didn’t really get rolling until this week, *after* the poll was finished. If you re-polled today, after days of brutal coverage, the numbers might be worse — considerably worse? — than this. Cruz’s private pollsters must have been setting...
  • When will Latinos outnumber whites in Texas? Experts have a new prediction (2022)

    06/21/2018 11:02:10 AM PDT · by rxsid · 64 replies
    dallasnews.com ^ | 06/21/2018 | Jill Cowan
    When will Latinos outnumber whites in Texas? Experts have a new predictionJill Cowan, 06/21/2018Texas got a little older and a little more diverse last year, data released Thursday from the U.S. Census Bureau shows....Migration into the state, coupled with generally higher fertility among Latinos than in the non-Hispanic white population, has also driven an increase in the state’s Latino population, he said. Texas added 234,000 Hispanic residents over the year, the most of any state, bringing the overall Hispanic population to roughly 11.2 million. “We had projected that the Latino population would exceed the ... white population by 2020 and...
  • Court Rejects Abortion Giant’s Demand for Church Emails

    06/21/2018 10:57:08 AM PDT · by detective · 4 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 21, 2018 | Bill McMorris
    A federal appeals court rejected a Texas abortion chain's demand for all private communications from the state's 23 bishops. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals granted an emergency appeal from the Texas Conference of Catholic Bishops after a lower court gave the church 24 hours to hand over decades of private records to Whole Women's Health. "IT IS ORDERED that the emergency motion for stay filed by the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops is GRANTED pending further order of this court," the court said in a preliminary ruling [emphasis in original]. The case stems from the clinic's successful lawsuit to...
  • Lawyer: Feds unexpectedly drop charges against 17 immigrants

    06/21/2018 10:38:03 AM PDT · by bgill · 18 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | June 21, 2018 | AP
    McALLEN, Texas (AP) — A civil rights group attorney says federal prosecutors unexpectedly dropped misdemeanor charges against 17 adult immigrants who crossed the border with children. Efren Olivares, a lawyer with the Texas Civil Rights Project, said outside of the federal courthouse in McAllen, Texas, that the 17 immigrants were supposed to have been sentenced Thursday morning for improperly entering the U.S.
  • Austin signs international commitment to end AIDS epidemic by 2030

    An international agreement Mayor Steve Adler and Judge Sarah Eckhardt signed Wednesday is giving renewed hope to people living with HIV and AIDS. Austin is now the second Texas city, after San Antonio, to get on board the Fast Track Cities initiative, which is committing to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. "Zero new AIDS cases. Zero new HIV infections. Zero HIV related deaths by 2030," explained Dr. Phil Huang, medical director and health authority at the Austin Public Health Department. According to the city, in 2016 there were 4,716 Austin/Travis County residents living with HIV infection. An additional 987...