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  • ICE Director: Suspected Wine Country Arsonist Is Illegal Alien Mexican National

    10/19/2017 12:36:40 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/19 | Michelle Moons
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Tom Homan confirmed on Thursday that a man arrested in connection with setting a fire in Sonoma County Wine Country is an illegal alien from Mexico who has been twice returned to his “home country.” Homan also confirmed that ICE has issued detainer requests for Jesus Fabian Gonzalez five times now in the past year alone, including the one issued on October 16 in relation to his most recent arrest on suspicion of arson. All of the arrests were made “by Sonoma County on various felony and misdemeanor charges,” according to Homan.
  • John McCain says White House not being upfront about deadly Niger ambush

    10/19/2017 8:17:33 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | October 19, 2017
    Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain says the Trump administration needs to explain how four U.S. soldiers were killed in Niger. Bryan Black, Jeremiah Johnson, Dustin Wright, and La David Johnson were told not to expect enemy contact on that mission to meet with community leaders two weeks ago. It will take an investigation to determine if any warning signs were missed, but Sen. McCain says the administration is not being upfront and he's demanding more information about the attack. In a pre-mission briefing they were told "no enemy contact expected," but the group, about 40 in all, were...
  • McCain: I worked better with the Obama admin than I do with Trump

    10/18/2017 10:10:04 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 165 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 18, 2017 | Rebecca Kheel
    Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) even went so far as to say the Obama administration — which he repeatedly slammed as weak on defense — was better at working with him. Asked by The Hill whether the administration has been forthcoming with information on Niger, McCain said “no.” “I had a better working relationship, as far as information back and forth, with [President Obama’s Defense secretary] Ash Carter than I do with an old friend of 20 years,” McCain said.
  • Deported MS-13 gang member arrested at border

    10/18/2017 10:04:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    KVOA Tucson News ^ | October 17, 2017 | By Alexa Wallen
    TUCSON – MS – 13 gang member was arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection Field Operations officers on Monday evening. Officers identified Jose Daniel Calderon-Canada, 29, after attempting to illegally cross the border at the Port of Nogales’ DeConcini crossing. Calderon-Canada claimed to be a U.S. citizen but after a secondary inspection officers determined he was lying about his citizenship. According to CBP officials Calderon-Canada records identified him as a Mexican national and MS – 13 gang member with multiple deportations and an extensive criminal history. The National Gang Intelligence center claimed MS-13 is a national and international criminal...
  • John McCain UNLOADS on Reporter For Asking if His Votes Are in Protest of Trump

    10/17/2017 5:53:20 PM PDT · by markomalley · 62 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/17/17 | Jim Hoft
    Skunk John McCain ran his reelection campaign on repealing and replacing Obamacare. Then in August he voted against EVEN OPENING DEBATE on the failed healthcare bill — killing it before new options were ever discussed. And with that vote John McCain assured that MILLIONS of Americans would continue to suffer with their current Obamacare plans.Today Senator unloaded on FOX News reporter Peter Doocy for asking if his horrible voting record is in protest of Trump.Peter Doocy: Has your relationship with the president frayed to the point that you’re not going to support anything that he comes to you and asks...
  • John McCain responds to Trump's warning that he will 'fight back'

    10/17/2017 2:53:07 PM PDT · by kevcol · 89 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 17, 2017 | Katie Leach
    Sen. John McCain is firing back at President Trump after he warned the veteran senator to be careful with his criticisms or he will "fight back." "I've faced far greater challenges than this," said the Arizona Republican, who was diagnosed with brain cancer this summer, according to a report from CNN.
  • Trump warns McCain: 'At some point I fight back, and it won't be pretty'

    10/17/2017 8:27:39 AM PDT · by bkopto · 206 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/17/2017 | max greenwood
    President Trump warned on Tuesday that he would "fight back" after Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) delivered a blunt denunciation of nationalist forces that was seen by many as a thinly veiled attack on the president. "People have to careful, because at some point I fight back," Trump told WMAL radio host Chris Plante. "I'm being very nice. I'm being very, very nice. But at some point I fight back, and it won't be pretty." McCain responded to Trump's comments moments later, saying that he has "faced far greater challenges than this," according to CNN.
  • John McCain: Current 'half-baked, spurious nationalism' foreign policy is 'unpatriotic'

    10/16/2017 7:33:19 PM PDT · by kevcol · 101 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Oct 16, 2017 | Diana Stancy Correll
    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., criticized "half-baked, spurious nationalism" as he accepted the National Constitution Center Liberty Medal in Philadelphia on Monday night for his lifetime of sacrifice and service to the nation. . . . Former Vice President Joe Biden honored McCain by speaking at the event and shared that not only were the two of them close, but their families were close as well. "I can think of no better description for the man we're honoring tonight," Biden said, praising McCain's "courage and loyalty."
  • Jeff Flake’s Lesson for Republicans: Cross Trump at Your Own Risk

    10/15/2017 5:00:14 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 42 replies
    The Failing New York Times ^ | 15 OCt 17 | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
    Before Bob Corker, there was Jeff Flake. Mr. Flake, the even-tempered Republican senator from Arizona, has for months offered stinging critiques of President Trump’s character, demeanor and truthfulness — the same message forcefully echoed a week ago by Mr. Corker, a Republican colleague from Tennessee, who warned that Mr. Trump’s reckless behavior could lead to “World War III.” But there is one crucial difference between the two: Mr. Flake, unlike Mr. Corker, is running for re-election. And now he finds himself in grave political peril. Mr. Flake is perhaps the most endangered Senate Republican, with an approval rating in one...
  • Arizona restaurant closes following backlash from its pro-Trump Facebook post

    10/14/2017 12:07:02 PM PDT · by workerbee · 30 replies
    Fox ^ | 10/14/17
    An Arizona restaurant was forced to close its doors indefinitely this week after a politically charged Facebook post the eatery’s owners wrote prompted mass criticism from social media users. Christopher Smith and Jay Warren, the owners of Cup it Up American Grill in Tucson, posted a statement on the restaurant’s social media page last week with a list of things the two support and resent, including the president kneeling for the anthem and late night hosts, Vice News reported. The post stated: "We believe in and support 100% in the following: OUR President, Always Standing for the National Anthem, repealing...
  • Hands-off forest management goes up in smoke

    10/14/2017 8:24:07 AM PDT · by Twotone · 35 replies
    Register Guard ^ | October 10, 2017 | Nick Smith
    Sam Krop’s characterization of catastrophic wildfire on public and privately owned forest lands (guest viewpoint, Oct. 4) doesn’t match the reality of what Oregon experienced this summer. But I can see why Cascadia Wildlands and other special interest groups oppose solutions such as the Resilient Federal Forests Act. These bills untie the hands of our federal land managers, and provide them with more tools and resources to restore the health of our public forests, before and after a fire. Has “hands-off” forest management reduced the size and severity of forest fires? Are we choking on less wildfire smoke every summer?...
  • Arizona Senator John McCain reacts to President Trump's strategy on Iran

    10/13/2017 12:16:52 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 43 replies
    News4 Tucson ^ | 10-13-2017 | Faye DeHoff
    President Donald Trump says he will not re-certify the Iran nuclear deal because the country is not living up to the spirit of the deal and has committed "multiple violations." The president says he "cannot and will not make this certification," and he is directing his administration to work closely with Congress to address the deal's "man flaws" to make sure Iran can never threaten the U.S. with nuclear weapons. Arizona Senator John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement in reaction to President Trump's action. Senator McCain said, "For years, the Iranian regime has...
  • McCain could give the same thumbs-down to a tax overhaul as he did to health care

    10/12/2017 7:23:22 PM PDT · by JP1201 · 80 replies
    It’s a specter that should stalk the nightmares of Republican leaders: a Senate chamber, packed on Christmas Eve, as lawmakers gather to decide the fate of a tax package that will shape the GOP’s political fortunes. The bill remains one vote shy, and then Sen. John McCain walks in, pauses before the desk, and delivers his second thumbs-down dagger of the year. For that reason, the Arizona Republican, who is fighting a public battle with brain cancer, will be among his party’s most closely watched as the year winds down and the tax debate gears up. Yet over his decades...
  • Charlie Daniels: There’s Still a Patriotic America Out Here in the Hinterlands

    10/12/2017 10:26:37 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    CNSNews ^ | October 12, 2017 | Charlie Daniels
    I saw the strength of America this past weekend, her will, her goodness, her compassion, her unity and her greatness. It was in Payson – a small town in Arizona I’m sure most of you have never even heard of – when the residents of the area came together on a Saturday night to honor their veterans. Farmers, cowboys, merchants, clerks, truck drivers and Americans of all professions, put aside their beliefs and political persuasions, their differences and banded together to pay homage to those who had put their lives on the line for the liberty of our beloved America....
  • Trump's Justice Dep moves on Weinstein-- orders FBI to open probe-fears he will 'do a Polanski'

    10/12/2017 5:03:38 AM PDT · by ptsal · 15 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | Oct 11, 2107 | Ryan Parry
    **full**title** EXCLUSIVE: Trump's Justice Department moves on Harvey Weinstein and orders FBI to open probe over fears he will 'do a Polanski'**snip** .... the movie exec appeared to have a last minute change of heart and decided to travel to Arizona for treatment instead at The Meadows center. DailyMail.com understands the move came at the behest of the Department of Justice, run by Donald Trump's Attorney General Jeff Sessions, which instructed the bureau to investigate the mounting allegations leveled at the movie mogul. While it is unknown whether the DOJ order came directly from Sessions, the move is likely to...
  • Marco Rubio Headlines Fundraiser for Anti-Trump Senator Jeff Flake

    10/10/2017 8:51:53 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Oct 2017 | Ben Kew
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) attended a fundraiser for Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) on Monday in a bid to support his 2018 Senate reelection campaign against challenger Kelli Ward. Rubio was the headline speaker at the exclusive event in Scottsdale, Arizona, for which lunch tickets cost $100 and VIP tickets cost $500. Thanks to @marcorubio for coming out to Arizona to support @JeffFlake! #AZSen pic.twitter.com/Zq4Ewz1ALg — Flake for Senate (@FlakeforSenate) October 9, 2017 Both Rubio and Flake were part of the “Gang of Eight” that proposed the 2013 immigration bill that sought to provide amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants. Flake...
  • Jeff Flake is the Latest Anti-Trump Republican to Suffer in the Polls

    10/07/2017 12:21:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 7, 2017 | Timothy Meads - AP
    The Associated Press published a piece today highlighting Senator Jeff Flake's free fall in the polls in Arizona's tense Republican primary contest. Flake has seen dwindling support ever since he published his anti-Trump book, Conscience of a Conservative. That book criticized the Republican party for not standing up to then candidate Donald Trump during the 2016 GOP presidential primary. In the book, he says Trump does not have the conservative accolades nor character needed to run the Republican party. In essence, Flake argued that the Republican party "lost its way" by electing Trump. The conservative voters of Arizona, however,...
  • Flake Vulnerable In GOP Primary As Trump Allies Seek To Topple Senator

    10/07/2017 6:29:46 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | 10/7/17 | ERICA WERNER and BOB CHRISTIE
    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake’s re-election race is becoming a case study in the GOP’s convulsions between the establishment, a furious base and angry donors. After bucking Donald Trump in a state the president won, Flake is bottoming out in polls. Yet Republicans look like they may be stuck with a hard-core conservative challenger who some fear could win the primary but lose in the general election. A White House search for a candidate to replace former state Sen. Kelli Ward in the primary appears to have hit a wall. And now conservatives want to turn Arizona...
  • Phoenix man posts photos of giving up his guns, gets death threats

    10/06/2017 10:47:14 PM PDT · by Towed_Jumper · 65 replies
    KPNX 12News (Phoenix, AZ) A Tegna Company ^ | October 6, 2017 | Monique Griego
    When Jonathan Pring posted images on Facebook showing the moment he went from being a current gun owner to a former gun owner, he knew he’d get some response. What he didn’t expect was for the post to go viral. "I didn't wake up yesterday planning to become the local Phoenix poster child for the American gun debate,” Pring said. The pictures show Pring willingly handing over his firearms, which included a machine gun and a pistol, to a uniformed Phoenix police officer in the living room of his Phoenix home. Pring, who’s a dual citizen of the U.S. and...
  • Arizona Sen. Flake introduces compromise bill for DACA, border

    10/05/2017 8:07:55 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 31 replies
    KTAR ^ | 10/05/2017 | KTAR staff
    U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake has addressed border wall security and the futures of young immigrants in the country with a compromise bill he introduced Thursday. The Arizona Republican’s proposed legislation — the Border Security and Deferred Action Recipient Relief Act — would provide $1.6 billion in funding for border fortification and would give conditional resident status to DACA recipients and other children. The other undocumented children have to have been living in the United States “continuously since 2012.” The conditional status would last for 10 years if they meet certain education or employment terms. A green card could come later,...