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  • Driver was streaming The Voice when Uber self-driving car crashed, say police

    06/22/2018 7:53:17 AM PDT · by texas booster · 58 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | June 22 2018 | None Listed
    The “safety” driver behind the wheel of a self-driving Uber that hit and killed a pedestrian was streaming the television show The Voice on her phone at the time of the crash, police have said. The collision that killed Elaine Herzberg, 49, who was crossing the road at night in Tempe, Arizona, was “entirely avoidable”, a police report said, if Rafaela Vasquez had been paying attention. Instead, she repeatedly looked down at her phone, glancing up just half a second before the car hit Herzberg. Police said she could faces charges of vehicular manslaughter, but it would be for prosecutors...
  • Stunning Confirmation: Judicial Watch Obtains IRS Documents Showing McCain Staff Urging IRS...

    06/21/2018 6:42:29 PM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 169 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | June 21, 2018
    It has long been suspected; the footprints and fingerprints were always present; McCain repeatedly denied it…. now the evidence surfaces. For those who remember the issues when the IRS, White House and DOJ organized the post 2010 election “shellacking” targeting of Tea Party groups, the latest discovery from Judicial watch is confirmation of a long-held opinion. John McCain was instrumental in supporting the weaponization of the IRS to target tea party groups.
  • So IRS Tea Party persecutor Lois Lerner had help all along: John McCain

    06/22/2018 6:10:06 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 82 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 22, 2018 | Monica Showalter
    How's this for sneaky? Sen. John McCain, not too long after seeking conservative and Republican votes in his failed 2008 bid for the presidency, went right after those same conservative voters without telling them, by egging on the IRS to ruin them. It's the sort of political back-stabbing that defies belief, taking an active role in destroying the Tea Party, which was an authentic grassroots movement of local groups calling for smaller government. But sure enough, Judicial Watch has found McCain's central role right there in the documents: Judicial Watch today released newly obtained internal IRS documents, including material revealing...
  • 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 · 117 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...
  • 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...
  • Smuggler abandons 6-year-old in blazing desert heat

    06/21/2018 12:16:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 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.
  • 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...
  • McSally takes hard line on immigration in Arizona primary

    06/21/2018 5:26:19 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/21/18 | Lisa Hagen
    Arizona’s Senate GOP primary is pushing Rep. Martha McSally (R) to the right on immigration as she juggles the hot-button issue with the pressure of battling hard-right primary opponents. McSally, who has represented a Tucson-area swing seat since 2015, has cast herself as an immigration hawk, most notably by removing her co-sponsorship of a more moderate immigration bill last month. “It presents an opportunity for her to solidify her position on immigration with primary voters,” a Republican political consultant in Arizona told The Hill. “If she handles it well, it’s a very good opportunity. If she doesn’t, it could be...
  • Longtime GOP strategist Steve Schmidt announces he’s leaving his party

    06/20/2018 9:28:42 AM PDT · by detective · 79 replies
    MSN News ^ | June 20, 2018 | Felicia Sonmez
    Shortened title. Full title: ‘Today I renounce my membership’: Longtime GOP strategist Steve Schmidt announces he’s leaving his party Republican strategist Steve Schmidt, a senior adviser to the presidential campaign of Sen. John McCain (Ariz.), announced early Wednesday that he is leaving the Republican Party, which he decried as “fully the party of Trump” and “a danger to our democracy and values.” In early-morning tweets, Schmidt, a vocal Trump critic, urged voters to elect Democrats in the 2018 midterm elections and harshly criticized the administration’s policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the U.S. border, describing the government-run...
  • Steve Schmidt leaves the GOP over zero tolerance policy endorsed by John McCain in 2015

    06/20/2018 5:16:32 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 43 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | 6/20/18 | Greg P
    In 2015, Sen. John McCain introduced a resolution to implement President Donald Trump’s zero tolerance immigration policy to charge every migrant caught entering the country illegally. McCain’s legislation did not give any exemption for children and would have created the exact, same mess we’re in today:
  • Poll: McSally holds 14-point lead in Arizona GOP Senate primary (thanks, Joe Arpaio!)

    06/20/2018 4:52:35 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 61 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 6/19/18 | Lisa Hagen
    Rep. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) surged into first place with a commanding 14-point lead in Arizona’s closely watched GOP Senate primary, according to a new poll. A poll conducted by Phoenix-based OH Predictive Insights (OHPI) has McSally ahead with a little over 39 percent of the vote, followed by former state Sen. Kelli Ward at 24.5 percent and former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio trailing far behind at nearly 14 percent. About 22 percent of voters remain undecided. This is a big shift since OHPI’s last poll from April, which had Ward in first place and leading McSally by 9 points...
  • President Trump on FBI, Fake News, Comey, Mueller and Border Security (Tweetstorm!)

    06/17/2018 8:06:33 PM PDT · by Ken H · 29 replies
    Twitter ^ | June 17, 2018 | President Donald J Trump
    @realDonaldTrump “The highest level of bias I’ve ever witnessed in any law enforcement officer.” Trey Gowdy on the FBI’s own, Peter Strzok. Also remember that they all worked for Slippery James Comey and that Comey is best friends with Robert Mueller. A really sick deal, isn’t it? 9:03 PM · Jun 17, 2018 ______ The Democrats should get together with their Republican counterparts and work something out on Border Security & Safety. Don’t wait until after the election because you are going to lose! 8:49 PM · Jun 17, 2018 ______ Why was the FBI’s sick loser, Peter Strzok, working...
  • 70,000 Kids Will Show Up Alone at Our Border This Year. What Happens to Them?

    06/17/2018 4:03:35 PM PDT · by Vendome · 44 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | 8/1/2014 | IAN GORDON
    No outrage in 2014 under the sacred boy king.
  • NeverTrumper/Ex-CIA Chief Mike Hayden: Trumps Border Policy Like A Nazi Slave-Labor Camp

    06/17/2018 3:39:29 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 17, 2018 | Neil Munro
    The U.S. government’s policy detaining migrant parents while sheltering their children elsewhere is reminiscent of Adolf Hitler’s slave-labor camps, according to a Tweet from former intelligence chief and NeverTrump activist Gen. Michael Hayden. Hayden, who ran the National Security Agency from 1999 to 2005, and was CIA director from 2006 to 2009, Tweeted an image of the entrance to the Birkenau slave-labor camp, with the comment “other governments have separated mothers and children.”
  • White House faces growing outcry over migrant family policies

    06/17/2018 1:56:18 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 103 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/17/18 | Brett Samuels
    The White House appears poised for a fight over its policy of separating migrant families who cross the border illegally, even as a growing number of lawmakers are voicing concerns about the practice. Democrats and some Republicans have in recent days visited facilities used to house separated family members, leading to new questions about the process and growing calls for the so-called "zero tolerance" policy to end. GOP Sens. Jeff Flake (Ariz.) and Susan Collins (Maine) wrote to the Departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services on Saturday asking for clarity on the administration's practice of separating migrant...
  • John McCain helped build a country that no longer reflects his values

    06/17/2018 12:40:36 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 98 replies
    PennLive ^ | June 17, 2018 | Elizabeth Sherman
    Arizona Sen. John McCain - scion of Navy brass, flyboy turned Vietnam war hero and tireless defender of American global leadership - now faces terminal brain cancer. I am a scholar of American politics. And I believe that, regardless of his storied biography and personal charm, three powerful trends in American politics thwarted McCain's lifelong ambition to be president. They were the rise of the Christian right, partisan polarization and declining public support for foreign wars. Republican McCain was a champion of bipartisan legislating, an approach that served him and the Senate well. But as political divides have grown, bipartisanship...
  • 'There's no replacing him': Arizona Republicans say it's 'inappropriate' to talk about the future

    06/17/2018 10:45:58 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 91 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 6/17/18 | AP
    Full title..............'There's no replacing him': Arizona Republicans say it's 'inappropriate' to talk about the future of John McCain's seat as he battles terminal brain cancer................Senator John McCain's legacy was thrust into focus nearly one year ago when he announced his brain cancer diagnosis. The six-term Senator and decorated Vietnam War veteran is now fighting the illness from his beloved Arizona, and filling the role of one of the few Congressional Republican voices to publicly rebuke Trump administration decisions. Yet the question of what happens if McCain steps down from office before 2022 is a lingering one, casting an uncomfortable haze...
  • Man charged with making $1.3 million in fraudulent returns to Walmart

    06/17/2018 8:52:10 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 17 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 17 2018 | Mark Osborne
    Police in Arizona thought they were busting an ordinary case of a fraudulent return this week until some digging discovered the same 23-year-old man has perpetrated the scheme at thousands of Walmart stores across the country. Police in Yuma, Arizona, said they responded to a case of a fraudulent return on Wednesday afternoon in which a person bringing a computer back to Walmart had allegedly removed parts of the computer before putting it back in the box and taking it back to the store. Upon investigation, the Yuma Police Department found out the same man had pulled the same scheme...
  • McCain: Trump halting Korean military exercises a 'bad negotiating tactic'

    06/14/2018 2:32:54 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 93 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 14, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    GOP Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) blasted the Trump administration's decision to halt military exercises with South Korea as part of the ongoing negotiations with North Korea. "Suspending U.S.-South Korea joint military exercises is a mistake. Making unnecessary and unreciprocated concessions is not in our interests—and it is a bad negotiating tactic," McCain said in a statement on Thursday. Trump announced after his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that the United States will stop “war games” with South Korea “unless and until” negotiations with the North go poorly. Agence France-Presse reported on Thursday that the Pentagon had “suspended...