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  • GOP senator: 'I don't think we're going to get the money for the border wall'

    01/19/2019 6:17:35 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 82 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 12/19/18 | MICHAEL BURKE
    ... Kennedy added that he wished Republicans in Congress had used a criminal justice reform bill that was passed late Tuesday as leverage to get border wall funding. The bill, which was approved in the Senate by a vote of 87-12, will now head to Trump's desk. Kennedy, who did not support the criminal justice reform legislation, said he thinks the GOP "missed an opportunity here." "My Democratic friends are entitled to have their own positions. They were salivating over this bill and I wish we had tried to get something in return like the border wall. Border walls work,"...
  • The BDS Campaign: Anti-Jew Leftists Breaking Federal Anti-Boycott Law

    01/19/2019 10:38:49 AM PST · by Moseley · 22 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | January 18, 2019 | Jonathon A Moseley
    Anti-Semites are violating federal law by boycotting Israel and Israeli companies and institutions. Activists in the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, one of the highest-profile global projects of the left, are subject to criminal and financial penalties, including jail time of five years and fines up to $50,000. A U.S. exporter can lose the right to export any products to any country. So why isn’t the U.S. Department of Justice enforcing the anti-boycott laws? President Donald Trump should order the Office of Antiboycott Compliance to come out of cryogenic stasis and get back to work, and order DOJ to...
  • ‘BuzzFeed is toast’: NYT, Ronan Farrow throw more ‘cold water’ on the BuzzFeed scoop

    01/18/2019 8:17:00 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 49 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 10:03 pm on January 18, 2019 | Greg P.
    Welp. BuzzFeed’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day just got worse as the New York Times is reporting that the prosecutors in the special counsel’s office are saying that Michale Cohen “never implied that the president had pressured him to lie to Congress”: “Toast”:
  • Brenda Snipes says Gov. DeSantis let her resign with ‘my name and my dignity’ intact

    01/19/2019 5:20:01 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 35 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | January 19, 2019 | Larry Barszewski
    Gov. Ron DeSantis did something Friday his predecessor would not: Let former Broward Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes leave office with her dignity intact. DeSantis did away with former Gov. Rick Scott’s suspension of Snipes and accepted her resignation. Snipes welcomed the decision. “I was really concerned about restoring my name and my dignity,” Snipes told the South Florida Sun Sentinel on Friday night. “Now there’s no shadow hanging over the office that I led for 15 years.” DeSantis said it was time to focus on the future. “The important thing is not to throw mud about what happened in the...
  • Gov. Ron DeSantis suspends Palm Beach elections chief Susan Bucher

    01/18/2019 10:43:51 AM PST · by relictele · 70 replies
    sun-sentinel.com ^ | 18 Jan 2019 | Steve Bousquet and Skyler Swisher
    Susan Bucher, the long-time supervisor of elections in Palm Beach County, was suspended Friday by Gov. Ron DeSantis following a series of post-election controversies. At a news conference at The Historical Museum of Palm Beach, DeSantis said he would follow Secretary of State Mike Ertel’s recommendation to suspend Bucher in order “to right the ship” in Palm Beach County. “Palm Beach County stands alone in their level of ineptitude” in the election reporting process, DeSantis said.
  • Al Sharpton, Trayvon Martin family urge peace [backpedal alert]

    04/27/2012 8:15:29 AM PDT · by kevcol · 49 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | April 27, 2012 | Liz Goodwin
    Al Sharpton, Trayvon Martin family urge peace on 20th anniversary of L.A. race riots To mark the 2oth anniversary of the deadly riots that engulfed Los Angeles following the 1992 Rodney King verdict, civil rights activist Al Sharpton and Trayvon Martin's parents are urging peace at events. Sharpton spoke to Yahoo News before he and Martin's family addressed a church on Thursday night. -snip- "I think even though people are angry and as concerned as I am, we don't feel like we have no options," he says. "Unlike [with] Rodney King, there's defined leadership in Trayvon Martin's case who have...
  • Man from Mexico charged in Polk with repeated sexual battery, molestation of child ( Florida)

    01/17/2019 11:24:58 AM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    WFLA 8 ^ | Jan 16, 2019
    POLK COUNTY, Fla. – A foreign national was arrested and charged with repeatedly sexual battery of a child in Polk County on Wednesday. According to the sheriff’s office, Carlos Calderon, 41, of Auburn, a Mexican national, was arrested. Detectives were told by an adult of a disclosure made by a child (who is 12-years-old or younger) that Calderon had sexually explicit photos of a child on his cell phone. Further investigation revealed the child disclosed she had been repeatedly sexually battered and violated by Calderon, starting when she was 7-years-old. Detectives got access to Calderon’s cell phone and discovered the...
  • Pickup drivers block Tesla chargers in widening trend

    01/02/2019 3:09:13 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 112 replies
    E&E News ^ | 01/02/2019 | Maxine Joselow
    Forget "rolling coal." A new trend called "ICE-ing," in which pickup truck owners purposefully block electric vehicle charging stations, appears to be gaining ground around the country. The practice, whose name is derived from "internal combustion engine," was observed over the holidays at a Sheetz gas station in Hickory, N.C. Reddit user Leicina shared a photo on Dec. 23, 2018, of three large pickups blocking access to Tesla Inc. charging stations. The drivers apparently chanted "----Tesla." "I've never had a supercharging experience like this one," wrote Leicina, who owns a Tesla Model 3. "These trucks blocked all the chargers, chanted...
  • Three Florida kids die after accidentally trapping themselves in freezer

    01/15/2019 10:13:11 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 39 replies
    mnbc ^ | Jan. 15, 2019, 6:48 AM PST / Updated 9:34 AM PST | Minyvonne Burke
    The mother of the 4-year-old told investigators that she was outside watching the children and went in to use the bathroom. When she returned, the children were gone. The mother said she woke up the grandmother of the other two children and they began to search around the house as well as a vacant home next door, the sheriff’s office said. Sheriff Sam St. John told NBC News that the two women, who are friends and live together at the home with the children, spent between 30 to 40 minutes looking for the kids before they checked the freezer.
  • The 7 Republicans who voted against back pay for furloughed workers

    01/14/2019 8:39:57 PM PST · by RandFan · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | NIV ELIS AND JULIEGRACE BRUFKE
    The House and Senate this week voted overwhelmingly to provide back pay to about 800,000 federal workers who are going without paychecks because of the partial government shutdown. But seven lawmakers — all House Republicans — opposed the measure. Those "no" votes came from Reps. Justin Amash (Mich.), Andy Biggs (Ariz.), Paul Gosar (Ariz.), Glen Grothman (Wis.), Thomas Massie (Ky.), Chip Roy (Texas) and Ted Yoho (Fla.). President Trump on Thursday indicated he would sign the bill, leading to its passage by unanimous consent in the Senate later that day. On Friday, the House cleared the measure in a 411-7...
  • Why These Two Russia Hoax Stories Now?

    01/14/2019 2:18:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 14, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Okay. So it’s like Groundhog Day. It’s deja vu all over again! The New York Times and the Washington Post with gigantic stories on literally nothing! But headlined to make it look like there’s a new development in the Trump-Russia case, and that is that Trump was actually working and reporting to Russia. There is no evidence in these two stories. There is still no evidence — and they admit it — of any collusion whatsoever. And yet two brand-new and fresh stories about something that I would expect you to be bored silly by now. So the question...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Robert Luck Is DeSantis' Second Supreme Court Pick (FL)

    01/14/2019 2:18:33 PM PST · by Jacquerie · 35 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | January 14th 2019 | Nancy Smith
    Robert J. Luck, a highly respected rule-of-law conservative on the 3rd District Court of Appeal is Gov. Ron DeSantis' second pick for the Florida Supreme Court. During a recent interview, Luck described his judicial philosophy: “I understand how the judiciary -- what Hamilton called our least dangerous branch -- fits into our system of government ... Having worked in each of the three branches, I understand the modest role of the judge in reviewing the laws enacted by the Legislature, the actions taken by the executive, and the findings of the lower courts ... I conducted myself that way for...
  • JCSO: Woman stripped off clothes, broke into ambulance after taking meth [Fl]

    01/14/2019 12:07:38 PM PST · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    www.newsherald.com ^ | Updated Jan 13, 2019 at 10:47 AM | Staff
    ALFORD — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office arrested an Alford woman last week after she allegedly stripped off her clothes and broke into a parked ambulance after taking methamphetamine, according to a release. Devon Toole, 23, was charged with burglary of a conveyance on Jan. 8 and was transported to Jackson County Correctional Facility. The situation began on Park Avenue in Alford where JCSO received a call about a woman taking her clothes off and barking in the street. They then received information that she’d entered a Jackson County Fire and Rescue ambulance parked at its station and switched on...
  • Silence of the Moms: Media Refuse to Discuss Angel Families, Victims of Illegal Alien Crimes

    01/14/2019 7:13:28 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Jan 2019 | Matthew Boyle
    Since January 1, neither CNN nor MSNBC has booked a single “Angel Mom” — mothers of children brutally murdered by illegal aliens — as guests on their networks, per an analysis conducted by the Republican National Committee (RNC). The RNC told Breitbart News it has tracked both networks since the beginning of the year as they intensely bash President Donald Trump over the government shutdown that is now the longest ever in the history of the United States. Since the turn of the year to 2019 from 2018, neither network has conducted a single interview with any family members of...
  • Fla.: The Sheriff, the Sheriff's Son, and the 'Coward of Broward'

    01/04/2019 6:03:07 PM PST · by blueyon · 14 replies
    RealclearInvestigations.com ^ | 1/03/19 | Paul Sperry
    Parents of children gunned down in the Parkland school shooting in Florida last year have never understood two actions taken by Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel: his refusal to fire a campus-based deputy who failed to enter the school during the rampage that took 17 lives, and his continued defense of controversial Obama-era school policies that allowed the  accused shooter, Nikolas Cruz, to avoid arrest and a police record and thereby purchase the murder weapon. Some now think they have found the answer in a single incident that occurred in 2014. A police report shows that’s when Israel's then-17-year-old son,...
  • Rick Scott chased the Hispanic vote and got it

    01/13/2019 3:04:22 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 11,2019 | Salena Zito
    Nine years ago Rick Scott, then a Florida businessman, sat down with a group of self-described jaded Republican strategists to discuss what it would take for him to run for governor. “You are not going to get anywhere with Hispanic voters, but we’ll try,” said Wes Anderson, founding partner and pollster for OnMessage Inc. (where my co-author Brad Todd works), who was explaining what voters were available to a Republican to win. “Rick Scott looked at us and just shook his head. He said, ‘I reject your dismissal of Hispanic voters. We are going to pursue them, and we're gonna...
  • Florida surgeon fined for removing kidney he thought was tumor

    01/13/2019 8:36:21 AM PST · by Signalman · 43 replies
    Fox 11 ^ | 1/12/2019 | AP
    <p>WELLINGTON, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Board of Medicine says a West Palm Beach surgeon has agreed to pay a $3,000 fine for removing a woman's healthy kidney that he thought was a tumor.</p> <p>The Palm Beach Post reports Ramon Vazquez was responsible for cutting Maureen Pacheco open in 2016 so two other surgeons could perform a back operation.</p>
  • Julián Castro, Former Housing Secretary, Announces Presidential Run

    01/12/2019 9:50:48 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 68 replies
    NYTIMES ^ | 1-12-2019 | Maggie Astor
    Julián Castro, the former housing secretary and former mayor of San Antonio, announced on Saturday that he would run for president, one of the most high-profile Latino Democrats ever to seek the party’s nomination. His first campaign stop will be in Puerto Rico, where he will speak on Monday at the Latino Victory Fund’s annual summit and meet with residents still struggling to recover from Hurricane Maria. Later in the week, his campaign said, he will go to New Hampshire. Mr. Castro, in prepared remarks that he was set to deliver in San Antonio on Saturday, said, “When my grandmother...
  • Dem Congresswoman Tells CNN She Would Vote to Fund 'Physical Barriers'

    01/11/2019 4:11:09 PM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2019 | Lauretta Brown
    Freshman Rep. Katie Hill (D-CA) told CNN Friday that she is willing to vote for “some money for physical barriers,” as the 21st day of the partial government shutdown progressed."How can the White House, Republicans believe you 1,000 percent that you are going to give money on the wall when…Nancy Pelosi herself said no, zero dollars for the wall?" CNN’s Poppy Harlow wondered. “The way they say it is if you re-open, right, how do we know you’re going to give us any of this?”“Do you think Democrats should give any money to the wall?” Harlow asked."I think there is a...
  • Creep Show: Ted Cruz Called The Democratic Response To Trump's Border Address

    01/11/2019 2:51:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2019 | Matt Vespa
    As the government shutdown drags on, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said enough with the memes, but he gave the Internet endless fodder with his and Nancy Pelosi’s response to President Trump’s border address. There is a crisis at the border, The Washington Post and The New York Times reported on it. Yet, CNN and other trash liberal outlets say otherwise because a) they hate Trump; and b) it would give legitimacy to the president border agenda. The Democrats wanted to respond to the president’s address. And boy, was it something otherworldly. It was immediately mocked on social media and wasn’t persuasive in...