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  • Trump campaign paid Trump bodyguard Keith Schiller's lawyers, records show

    04/17/2018 2:17:39 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | April 17, 2018 | by Ken Dilanian
    WASHINGTON — Donald Trump's campaign paid more than $66,000 to the law firm that represents Keith Schiller, his former longtime bodyguard, newly filed campaign records show. Schiller, who left a White House job in September, testified to the House Intelligence Committee in November that someone made an offer to send five women to Trump's hotel room in Moscow in the lead-up to the 2013 Miss Universe pageant. Two people familiar with the matter told NBC News that Schiller painted the incident in a light favorable to Trump, saying he turned down the offer on Trump's behalf, treated it as a...
  • Judge Hands Defeat to Trump and Cohen Over FBI Raid: ‘You’ve Miscited the Law’

    04/17/2018 8:22:07 AM PDT · by yoe · 56 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Appril 16, 2018 | Kate Briquelet Olivia Messer
    President Donald Trump and his longtime attorney Michael Cohen both lost a court challenge related to the FBI’s seizure of Cohen’s documents they both claim are protected by attorney-client privilege. Cohen had asked a federal judge for a temporary restraining order to stop federal prosecutors in Manhattan from viewing the information seized by the FBI until an independent third party, called a “special master,” be allowed to sort out what is protected by attorney-client privilege. [snip] The materials seized by FBI agents from Cohen’s home, office, safety deposit box, and hotel room includes “documents relating to communications with the president...
  • The Ideology of Illegal Immigration

    04/11/2018 6:08:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | April 10, 2018 | By VICTOR DAVIS HANSON
    llegal immigration has become so deeply embedded for so long within contemporary power politics, demography, and cultural change, so charged with accusations of racism, nativism, and xenophobia, that we have forgotten its intrinsic contradictions. We saw a glimpse of reality with the recent “caravan” of Central Americans. With a strong wink and nod from their Mexican hosts, the travelers assumed an intrinsic right to march northward into the United States. Had they done so, they would have confirmed the impression, advanced during the last administration, that the border is porous and that a sovereign United States and its citizenry have...
  • Progressive Illinois Rep. Declares Constitution Means Nothing

    04/10/2018 1:07:52 PM PDT · by marktwain · 86 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 6 April, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    An Illinois technocrat has demonstrated the Progressive attitude about the Constitution and the Second Amendment. Representative Bill Foster has a PhD in Physics from Harvard. He was raised and earned his Bachelor degree in ultra-liberal Madison, Wisconsin.  In his view, the Constitution is a document that can be re-interpreted to mean different things every few years. That is true in a sense. Amendments to the Constitution can be put forward and passed any time. It is clear a constitutional amendment is not what Representative Foster is talking about. From Flanked by two area high school students, a pediatrician...
  • It’s Time For The United States To Divorce Before Things Get Dangerous

    04/10/2018 9:00:07 AM PDT · by fwdude · 238 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 10, 2018 | Jesse Kelly
    “When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another…” — The Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776 Divorce is hard, but it’s easier than cutting the brake lines on your wife’s car. It is long past time for an amicable divorce of the United States of America. There is simply no common ground with the Left anymore. We are now the couple screaming at each other all night, every night as the kids hide in their room. We cannot come together, but we do not...
  • Metro expands outreach program for undocumented immigrants to stop fear of police

    04/10/2018 7:45:42 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    KLAS - CBS Local TV ^ | April 9, 2018 | By: Karen Castro
    LAS VEGAS - In response to some of the fears of deportation among the local undocumented community, Metro Police has decided to expand an outreach program. For the past 18-years, the representatives of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has been visiting the Mexican Consulate, to convince immigrants not to be afraid of officers. Salvadorians living in Las Vegas crowd the consulate almost on a daily basis, looking for help with documents from their home country. Metro Police want to begin visiting the Salvadorian Consulate on a weekly basis so that they can talk to immigrants, and clear up misconceptions...
  • Illegal immigrant to be charged in connection with Nassau County deputy's death

    04/10/2018 7:34:45 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    CBS ActionNews Jax ^ | April 9, 2018 | By: Stephanie Brown
    The illegal immigrant who admitted to fleeing law enforcement in Nassau County, leading to the death of a Deputy who chased him, now faces a charge connected to that death. Francisco Portillo-Fuentes is already serving a two year federal prison sentence for illegally re-entering the country. He had previously been deported twice, and re-entered the U.S. again a short time before the November 2016 incident in Yulee. Portillo-Fuentes fled on foot across State Road 200, and Nassau County Deputy Eric Oliver chased him. Oliver was hit by a car, and later died. Portillo-Fuentes was later caught in Jacksonville.
  • Facebook Tells Diamond And Silk – “You Are Unsafe For Our Community”–PLUS –Intelligence Agencies...

    04/08/2018 2:07:57 PM PDT · by davikkm · 18 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, also known as Diamond and Silk, noticed six months ago that their popular Facebook page was dropping in engagement. Wish I could tell them the same thing happened to me, too! Along with Facebook judging who is right for their community and who is not, we have news that the Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats has instructed the intel community to be more transparent with the public to establish trust, according to a report in Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin. And we have comments being made that the Constitution does not give you right to...
  • “Great Read” Says Twitter’s CEO About Article Advocating Eradication of the Right

    04/07/2018 3:37:36 PM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Red State ^ | April 7, 2018 | Fred T.
    Great read. That’s the CEO of Twitter. You know, the dude deciding who American gets to hear from and who America doesn’t. He’s tweeting this: Interesting take: “Why there’s no bipartisan way forward at this juncture in our history — one side must win”
  • Carbon taxes could make significant dent in climate change, study finds

    04/06/2018 6:50:29 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    MIT News ^ | April 6, 2018 | by David L. Chandler
    Putting a price on carbon, in the form of a fee or tax on the use of fossil fuels, coupled with returning the generated revenue to the public in one form or another, can be an effective way to curb emissions of greenhouse gases. That’s one of the conclusions of an extensive analysis of several versions of such proposals, carried out by researchers at MIT and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). What’s more, depending on the exact mechanism chosen, such a tax can also be fair and not hurt low-income households. The analysis was part of a multigroup effort...
  • The Grand Convergence

    04/06/2018 9:06:13 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 2 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 4 Apr 2018 | Mark Steyn
    At a certain level, formerly functioning societies seem to be growing unnecessarily complicated. Yet, in a more basic sense, it's all coming together: Yesterday, as I was heading home after our live Clubland Q&A, it was all breaking news about the YouTube shooter. As usual in the first moments after such an attack, it's all tediously speculative - except for the apparent eyewitness report that the gunman was, in fact, a gunwoman. That, on the other hand, sent the breaking-news chappies boring down yet another dreary alley - that it was supposedly a YouTube employee upset with an ex-boyfriend. I...
  • Police find stash house in south Laredo with 69 undocumented immigrants

    04/06/2018 12:23:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Laredo Morning Times ^ | April 6, 2018 | By Julia Wallace
    A group of Laredo Police Department officers out serving a warrant in south Laredo on Friday morning inadvertently stumbled upon a stash house packed with 69 undocumented immigrants. Officers were out to serve a warrant to a 20-year-old suspect. When they knocked on the door, officers heard what sounded like a stampede of people inside, according Investigator Joe E. Baeza. An officer looked through a window, saw a huge group of people, and found probable cause to enter the house. LPD immediately called Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and by about 12:30 p.m., there were at least 30 agents from Border...
  • Previously Deported Criminal Sex Offender Arrested

    04/05/2018 1:51:18 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    KYMA - NBC Arizona ^ | April 5, 2018 | By: Elly Morillo
    TUCSON, Ariz. - Brian A. Terry Station Border Patrol agents arrested, 25-year-old Jose Hernandez-Martinez, a previously deported Mexican national late Tuesday afternoon after he re-entered the U.S. illegally east of Naco. Agents learned during records checks that the subject was convicted in Windom, Minnesota, for criminal sexual conduct in 2011 and sentenced to one year of confinement. Hernandez will remain in federal custody to face charges for re-entering the U.S. as an aggravated felon.
  • Does Gun Control Reduce Murder? Let’s Run The Numbers Across The World

    04/05/2018 12:13:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/04/2018 | Adam Mill
    After I thought about it, I realized the question of whether reducing guns in a society will lead to fewer murders is a testable hypothesis. Watching the recent emotional speeches and marches supporting gun control, I canÂ’t shake a question that nags me: Would we be safer with fewer guns?Gun control advocates have an intuitive argument. Guns are an efficient way to commit murder. If we reduce the number of guns in society, we axiomatically will reduce murders. Reducing gun violence is a desirable goal, particularly when one sees shooters mowing down children. After I thought about it, I realized...
  • Opinion: Trump could have used the migrant caravan to his advantage. But he's not that smart

    04/04/2018 11:44:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 106 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | April 4, 2018 | by Gustavo Arellano
    Sending troops to the border not only violates American law, it is the least politically savvy play the president could make. Donald Trump is threatening to place soldiers on the U.S.-Mexico border to face off against a thousand-strong caravan of Central Americans who started in Honduras and are slowly winding their way through Mexico and plan to enter los Estados Unidos. And I can’t wait: Those refugees need Marines to protect them from ICE agents. Our Coast Guard should have bulk tents, water, food and showers for everyone who shows up. And who better than Uncle Sam’s troops to offer...
  • Retired Judge Calls for Repeal of 2nd Amendment [semi-satire]

    04/03/2018 10:59:38 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 13 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 1 April 2018 | John Semmens
    Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens penned an op ed for the New York Times in which he argued that the Constitutional Amendment protecting a citizen’s right to bear firearms should be repealed. “When we examine the circumstances under which the 2nd Amendment was adopted it seems clear to me that it was unnecessary on the day it was adopted,” Stevens wrote. “At the time, the United States was less than a decade removed from a desperate battle for independence from a government that oppressed those living in what were then British colonies. One of the tactics the British...
  • Homeland Security raids a Florida business and arrests 28 undocumented immigrants

    03/28/2018 1:52:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | March 28, 2018 | by Howard Cowan
    The Department of Homeland Security detained and administratively arrested 28 undocumented immigrants in Fort Pierce on Wednesday. CBS12 reports that agents served a search warrant at 9 a.m. to TentLogix, a tent rental company that provides large scale items for events. A worker told CBS12 many employees lack papers that would allow them to work legally in the United States. At this time, deportation is not a certainty, as the department wants to investigate the possibility of human trafficking, authorities said.
  • Report: Illegal Alien Accused of Murdering Elderly Woman ‘Possibly’ a Texas Serial Killer

    03/28/2018 12:42:59 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 27, 2018 | by John Binder
    An illegal alien accused of murdering an elderly woman could “possibly” be a serial killer and involved with multiple other deaths of elderly people in the Dallas, Texas area, a report states. According to the FOX 4 News, 45-year-old illegal alien Billy Chemirmir from Kenya was chased down and arrested by police for allegedly murdering 81-year-old Lu Thi Harris. Now, police are retracing their steps to about 750 deaths of elderly women to investigate whether or not the illegal alien was involved with their deaths, according to WFAA. Since Chemirmir was charged with murder, two elderly women have come forward...
  • Man charged in deadly Fairhope hit and run is illegal immigrant who was deported twice

    03/27/2018 10:21:51 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    WTVM News ^ | March 26, 2018 | By WALA Webstaff
    BALDWIN COUNTY, AL - The man accused of killing a Daphne woman with his truck Sunday is an illegal immigrant, and according to law enforcement sources, has been deported twice. Jose Luis Alonso-De Leon was in a Baldwin County courtroom Monday afternoon on a number of charges including manslaughter. Investigators said he hit and killed 48-year-old Amy Hawkins while she was riding her bike on County Road 13 in Fairhope. Alonso-De Leon left the scene and was arrested by Fairhope Police at the Baldwin Square Shopping Center on Greeno Road. According to investigators, Alonso-De Leon was drunk and had a...
  • Illegal immigrant attack: Border Patrol agent’s head bashed against rock

    03/27/2018 10:16:18 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 26, 2018 | By Stephen Dinan
    An illegal immigrant assaulted a Border Patrol agent during an arrest last week, bashing the agent’s head against a rock before being subdued by backup, Homeland Security said Monday. Agents had tracked a group of four migrants who’d crossed the border near Sasabe, in Arizona, and grabbed one of them, a Honduran. While other agents went after the three remaining crossers, one agent stuck with the Honduran and tried to secure him. But the 25-year-old migrant resisted, striking the agent’s head against a rock. The other agents rushed back and restrained the Honduran, who continued to fight, Homeland Security said....