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  • Is Puerto Rico on a Path to Incorporation?

    02/14/2017 9:02:58 AM PST · by cll · 32 replies
    Caribbean Business ^ | 2/13/2017 | Eva Llorens
    Although Puerto Rico is on its way to holding a status plebiscite over the summer and the governing New Progressive Party has petitioned Congress for Puerto Rico’s admission as a state, some argue the island will have a higher chance of becoming a state if U.S. lawmakers were to declare Puerto Rico an incorporated territory en route to statehood. Right now, the dominant argument among all sectors is that Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory, but pro-statehood lawyer Gregorio Igartúa, who has taken several cases to the courts that seek to grant more rights to Puerto Ricans living in Puerto...
  • Old Article: Tax Break Bringing Business and Fraud to the Virgin Islands

    11/06/2016 2:11:00 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 2 replies
    NEW YORK TIMES ^ | 9-18-14 | Stephanie Strom and Lyle Browning
    http://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/18/us/tax-break-bringing-businesses-and-fraud-to-the-virgin-islands.html?_r=0
  • Erik Prince: NYPD Ready to Make Arrests in Anthony Weiner Case

    11/04/2016 8:34:02 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 106 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 4,2016 | JOHN HAYWARD
    Navy SEAL Erik told Breitbart News Daily on SiriusXM that according to one of his “well-placed sources” in the New York Police Department, “the NYPD wanted to do a press conference announcing the warrants and the additional arrests they were making” in the Anthony Weiner investigation, but received “huge pushback” from the Justice Department. saying he had no problem believing reports that the FBI was highly confident multiple foreign agencies hacked Hillary Clinton’s private email server. “I mean, it’s not like the foreign intelligence agencies leave a thank-you note after they’ve hacked and stolen your data,” Prince said to SiriusXM...
  • Cold Feet? Hillary Clinton’s Reconsiders Presidential Bid As Bill Sex Scandal Unfolds — ‘On Hold!’

    02/09/2015 3:46:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 119 replies
    Radar Online ^ | 2/09/15
    Hillary Clinton is considering scrapping her 2016 presidential ambitions because of revelations she fears could become public in the coming months concerning former President Bill Clinton’s relationship with billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned. The former first lady had been expected to announce her 2016 White House bid last month, but she didn’t. The spin from supporters is the lack of a strong Democratic rival gives Clinton more time, but Radar’s source says the Radar stories about her husband’s trip to Epstein’s “orgy island” gave her cold feet. Former “sex slave” Virginia Roberts, who claims she was forced...
  • Report: Feds Cut Secret Plea Deal-- Protects Prince Andrew, Other Powerful Politicans From Charges

    01/05/2015 6:27:09 PM PST · by drewh · 45 replies
    A secret plea deal for Britain’s Prince Andrew’s pal Jeffrey Epstein protected the prince and any other high-powered friends who may have used his alleged sex slaves, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned. Federal prosecutors promised they “will not institute any criminal charges against any potential co-conspirators of Epstein” if the Wall Street money manager pled guilty to two relatively minor state underage sex charges that put him in a local jail for 13 months, the confidential plea agreement obtained by Radar says. A lawsuit filed by four women, who say federal prosecutors illegally ignored them and kept them in the dark...
  • It Begins: Attorney General Targets 90 Conservative Groups In Climate Change Racketeering Suit

    05/09/2016 4:51:05 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 62 replies
    Technocracy News ^ | May 4, 2016 | Lachlan Markay
    The attorney general of the U.S. Virgin Islands is targeting dozens of conservative and libertarian organizations in a racketeering lawsuit against climate change skeptics that has been widely described as an effort to silence political opponents. In a subpoena issued in March, the office of USVI attorney general Claude Walker demanded from Exxon Mobil copies of communications between the oil company and 90 different political and policy organizations “and any other organizations engaged in research or advocacy concerning Climate Change or policies.” The subpoena was part of a national, coordinated legal campaign by state attorneys general and left-wing advocacy groups...
  • AG targets 90 conservative groups in controversial climate change probe (Virgin Islands)

    05/04/2016 3:02:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Fox News Politics ^ | May 4, 2016 | Lachlan Markay, the Washington Free Beacon
    The attorney general of the U.S. Virgin Islands is targeting dozens of conservative and libertarian organizations in a racketeering lawsuit against climate change skeptics that has been widely described as an effort to silence political opponents. In a subpoena issued in March, the office of USVI attorney general Claude Walker demanded from Exxon Mobil copies of communications between the oil company and 90 different political and policy organizations “and any other organizations engaged in research or advocacy concerning Climate Change or policies.” The subpoena was part of a national, coordinated legal campaign by state attorneys general and left-wing advocacy groups...
  • Dem AG Targets 90 Conservative Groups in Climate Change Racketeering Suit

    05/03/2016 3:04:45 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 23 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 3, 2016, 5:10 PM | BY Lachlan Markay
    Subpoena demands Exxon correspondence with Heritage, Cato, Mercatus, Hoover, and Reason, among others The attorney general of the U.S. Virgin Islands is targeting dozens of conservative and libertarian organizations in a racketeering lawsuit against climate change skeptics that has been widely described as an effort to silence political opponents. In a subpoena issued in March, the office of USVI attorney general Claude Walker demanded from Exxon Mobil copies of communications between the oil company and 90 different political and policy organizations “and any other organizations engaged in research or advocacy concerning Climate Change or policies.”
  • The US Virgin Islands Delegate Fight Could Spill Over Into Republican Convention

    04/28/2016 4:44:51 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 15 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | April 22, 2016 | Stephanie Wash & Lauren Pearle
    A group that would normally fly under the radar -- the USVI GOP -- has been thrust into the political spotlight, as a slate of nine unbound delegates could ultimately help swing the Republican presidential nomination. The Virgin Islands, with under 3,000 registered Republicans who are ineligible to vote in the presidential election, will send to Cleveland nine of the at least 136 total “unbound” delegates who are free to vote for anyone they wish on the first ballot. But since the Islands’ contentious March 10 GOP caucus, competing groups have duked it out in court and on the airwaves...
  • Banana Republicans

    04/15/2016 5:06:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 18, 2016 | Mark Hemingway
    Making sense of the 2016 Republican primary is a task best left to future historians, but here’s one rough measure of how crazy things have become: Results of one hotly contested primary in March are still being disputed. And the fight has gotten so bitter that negative campaign ads are being run on the radio—not against one of the GOP candidates but against one of the lowly 2,472 elected delegates tasked with going to the Republican convention and voting for the party nominee. The story involves a multigenerational rivalry between two Republican powerbrokers from Michigan, and at stake are six...
  • Competitive Enterprise Institute subpoenaed in global warming 'fraud' investigation(Deniers)

    04/10/2016 6:54:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/9/2016 | Rick Moran
    The Competitive Enterprise Institute has been issued a subpoena by the attorney general of the VIrgin Islands to hand over all communictions between 1997 and 2007 on climate change. CEI has been a major voice in the climate change debate, debunking many of the "facts" offered by global warming hysterics.... Lawfare writ large. The problem is that while trying to quash this ridiculous subpoena, other groups and individuals will be silenced, or at least, have their First Amendment rights curtailed by this bullying. Of course, this is the purpose of the subpoena in the first place. For years, global warming...
  • Uncommitted GOP strategists win Virgin Islands contest, denying delegates to Cruz and Trump

    03/11/2016 3:53:15 PM PST · by SMGFan · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 11, 2016
    Six delegates were up for grabs in the U.S. Virgin Islands on Thursday. None of them went to one of the four Republican candidates still running for president. In a surprise that sneaked up on every campaign, Republican strategists who were uncommitted to any candidate swept the contest, led by the (formerly) northern Michigan-based strategist John Yob and his wife.
  • What The Heck Is Going On With The Virgin Islands Republican Party?

    03/11/2016 9:47:04 AM PST · by Baldwin77 · 35 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 03/10/2016 | Lauren Fox
    Yob, his wife Erica and LIndsey Eilon were all selected to be unbound delegates to the 2016 Republican Party convention. That gives them power to vote for whoever they like on the floor.
  • U.S. Virgin Islands Polls Close - 4 pm Central Time.

    03/10/2016 1:54:50 PM PST · by justlittleoleme · 36 replies
    Results @ above link.
  • The Republican race for U.S. Virgin Islands is scheduled for March 10, 2016.

    03/10/2016 10:16:57 AM PST · by BigEdLB · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/10/16 | CNN
    Link to results Caucus runs 11 AM - 5 PM ET
  • Ted Cruz's big, bold map

    10/07/2015 11:02:17 AM PDT · by Isara · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/07/15 | Katie Glueck
    The Texas senator is hunting votes in the most far-flung places to meet the requirements of an obscure RNC rule. Ted Cruz has long contended that the GOP nomination fight will be a grueling, drawn-out affair that could stretch all the way to the convention. And he's taking out an insurance policy just in case. Cruz is working the most distant corners of the political map, courting Republicans in the farthest-flung U.S. territories in an attempt to meet the requirements of Republican National Committee rule No. 40 (b), an obscure provision that currently stipulates that in order to receive the...
  • Cruz for President Announces U.S. Virgin Islands Chairman

    09/28/2015 9:14:40 AM PDT · by Isara · 11 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 09/28/15
    HOUSTON, Texas — Continuing to build the strongest national organization in the Republican presidential field, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today announced Max Schanfarber will serve as U.S. Virgin Islands Campaign Chairman.“I am proud to have the support of such a well-respected leader in the Virgin Islands,” said Sen. Cruz. “Max is joining a tremendous national political organization that is second to none. His experience will help ensure we compete across the country and clinch the Republican nomination.”“Sen. Cruz promises to always speak the truth and I have found that is exactly what he does. His legal background makes him...
  • Rafael Cruz Talks ‘Church and State’ with V.I. Delegates (U.S. Virgin Islands)

    09/22/2015 12:14:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The St. Croix Source ^ | September 21, 2015 | James Gardner
    Groups of pastors and their congregations were at the forefront of the American Revolution and now it’s time for Christians to retake leadership positions in government and restore the nation to the “values” the Constitution was founded upon, Pastor Rafael Cruz said Monday as he brought the message of his son’s presidential campaign to the territory. An afternoon meet and greet in Emancipation Garden on St. Thomas allowed Ted Cruz’s father to huddle with a small V.I. contingent that he said were “integral” to the campaign process. While residents in the territory are not able to vote for president, local...
  • ObamaCare getaway: 5 US territories released from health care law

    07/24/2014 12:18:56 PM PDT · by cll · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/24/2014 | Barnini Chakraborty
    The Obama administration is coming under fire for once again making a unilateral change to ObamaCare -- this time, quietly exempting the five U.S. territories and their more than 4 million residents from virtually all major provisions of the health care law. The decision was made a week ago, and was a long time coming. For months, the territories have been complaining that the law was implemented so poorly in their regions that it destabilized their insurance markets. Until now, the Department of Health and Human Services claimed its hands were tied. But last Wednesday, the department reversed course. The...
  • White House 'Quietly' Exempts 4.5 Million People In 5 "Territories" From Obamacare

    07/20/2014 7:18:51 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 27 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 20 July 2014 | Tyler Durden
    As WSJ reports, last week's geopolitical chaos and distraction was ideal for a news dump, and the White House didn't disappoint: On no legal basis, all 4.5 million residents of the five U.S. territories were quietly released from ObamaCare. It seems the costs of healthcare soared in these five territories due to uneconomic mandates - which woul dhave been a disaster PR-wise for the administration and so, under cover of catastrophe, WSJ reports all of a sudden last week HHS discovered new powers after "a careful review of this situation and the relevant statutory language," that enabled them to 'selectively...