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  • Investigators: Drug trafficking suspect has been deported 8 times

    01/17/2019 10:22:02 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    ABC News Local ^ | January 15, 2019 | by SIMONE FRANCIS
    UTAH COUNTY – The Utah County Sheriff’s Office shared more information about an ongoing drug trafficking investigation. Detectives said a man recently arrested on the suspicion of drug trafficking was living in the United States illegally and had been deported eight different times. On January 12, the detectives with the Utah County Special Enforcement Team arrested 44-year-old Jose Olegario Lopez. Detectives recovered $850,000 worth of cocaine and methamphetamine following a search of his car. Lopez was booked into jail on two first-degree felony charges of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents...
  • Small Businesses’ $2 Billion Problem: Government Shutdown Leaves Loans in Limbo

    01/17/2019 5:58:45 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 17, 2019 | Ruth Simon
    The longest government shutdown in modern U.S. history is choking the economic lifeblood of many entrepreneurs. The Small Business Administration has stopped approving routine small-business loans that the agency backs to ensure entrepreneurs have access to funds, halting their plans for expansion and repairs and forcing some owners to consider costlier sources of cash. Honey Meadows, owner of the Westside School, a child-care center in Atlanta, plans to use a $405,000 loan guaranteed by the SBA to make needed improvements and refinance roughly $275,000 in existing debt. With SBA approvals at a standstill, Ms. Meadows can’t build a wheelchair ramp,...
  • Migrants depart from El Salvador as new U.S.-bound caravan forms

    01/16/2019 1:46:36 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 16, 2019 | by Nelson Renteria, Gustavo Palencia
    SAN SALVADOR/TEGUCIGALPA - At least 150 Salvadoran migrants departed in a group for the United States on Wednesday, the latest in a string of such ‘caravans’ that U.S. President Donald Trump has used to build his case for a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border. The group, organized through social media, is following in the wake of a larger caravan that departed from Honduras this week. On Wednesday morning, between 900 and 1,000 Hondurans gathered at the country’s border with Guatemala, waiting to cross en-route to the United States, local police chief Jorge Rodriguez told Reuters. Several hundred Honduran migrants already...
  • These 7 House Democrats met with Trump about the shutdown

    01/16/2019 12:08:07 PM PST · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | January 19, 2019 | Ashley Killough
    Democratic Reps. Josh Gottheimer of New Jersey, Thomas Suozzi of New York, Vincente Gonzalez of Texas, Anthony Brindisi of New York, Dean Phillips of Minnesota, Max Rose of New York and Abigail Spanberger of Virginia attended the midday White House meeting in the Situation Room. The lawmakers are not part of Democratic leadership, which has been leading congressional negotiations, and are rank-and-file members mostly hailing from more moderate congressional districts...
  • Opinion: Want to unclog roads, lower rents? Stop attracting illegal immigrants

    01/16/2019 10:14:45 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    KIRO Radio - Seattle ^ | January 16, 2019 | BY DORI MONSON
    What if I told you that I could virtually eliminate gridlock in this region? That I could lower housing prices, especially for the poor and working class? And that I could raise wages, especially for the poor and working class? What if I told you I could do all of that, and it wouldn’t cost one penny in tax dollars? If you would just have the wisdom to put me in charge, I could do all of that. What is this magic formula, you might ask? I’m willing to say things that people aren’t willing to say in this politically...
  • How President Trump Can Avoid The Ninth Circuit To Build The Wall [by an emergency declaration]

    01/16/2019 7:02:37 AM PST · by Moseley · 25 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | January 16, 2019 | Jonathon A Moseley
    As an attorney experienced working with public policy litigation, here is a practical plan for how Trump can keep the legal dispute entirely within the Fifth Circuit and out of the Ninth Circuit. First, President Trump should get on Air Force One and fly to Texas to meet with Republicans opposed to illegal immigration Governor Greg Abbott, Senator Ted Cruz, and leaders of the Texas legislature. Second, Governor Abbott should formally request the Texas legislature to issue an application for the federal government to defend the Texas border with Mexico. Section 4, Article 4 of the United States Constitution commands...
  • Some Renters Are Already Facing Eviction, Thanks To The Shutdown

    01/16/2019 2:05:09 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 51 replies
    Some renters in Arkansas are already facing eviction, thanks to the partial government shutdown. A property manager told tenants at properties in Alma and several other towns that the shutdown has cut off a federal rental assistance program that covers a portion of their rent. “Until the government opens again, you are responsible for ALL of your rental amount,” the letter said, threatening eviction if tenants don’t pay up by the 20th. The shutdown is creating financial stress for hundreds of thousands of furloughed federal workers. If the shutdown continues, low-income renters could also feel the sting. Tens of thousands...
  • Tantrums: Democrats Are Refusing to End the Shutdown by Boycotting Meetings at the White House

    01/15/2019 11:32:11 AM PST · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 15, 2019 | Katie Pavlich
    President Trump hosted a border security meeting at the White House Tuesday afternoon. In an effort to make progress on the government shutdown, Trump invited Republican and Democrat lawmakers to attend with ideas. Not a single Democrat showed up. Their leaders, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, were also missing. “As Senator Schumer and Speaker Pelosi refuse to negotiate, President Donald J. Trump and his team are working hard to find solutions to solve the humanitarian and national security crisis at the border and reopen the government. The President has a proposal on the table...
  • Trump's shutdown gamble now hinges on a wall many Republicans were never truly sold on

    01/14/2019 1:02:29 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | January 14, 2019 | by Noah Rothman
    For two years, the GOP had many opportunities to fund Trump’s wall both in part or in whole and it declined on every occasion. On Friday, January 11, a dubious milestone was reached. We are now living through what has become the longest government shutdown in American history. This seemingly intractable stalemate has created the illusion of partisan consensus. Democrats seem united in opposition to President Donald Trump’s demand for a small amount of funding that would be used to construct portions of the president’s long-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Republicans, meanwhile, are posturing as though they have always...
  • BREAKING LIVE: #LauraLoomer and Illegal Aliens Seek #Sanctuary at @SpeakerPelosi’s CA Mansion

    01/14/2019 12:40:38 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 49 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 14 JAN 2019 | UNITE AMERICA FIRST
  • Lindsey Graham urges Trump to reopen government for 3 weeks before declaring a national emergency

    01/13/2019 4:12:00 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 59 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 13, 2019 09:59 AM | Naomi Lim
    President Trump should reopen the federal government for three weeks before declaring a national emergency, according to Sen. Lindsey Graham. "Before he pulls the plug on the legislative option, and I think we're almost there, I would urge him to open up the government for a short period of time, like three weeks, before he pulls the plug, see if we can get a deal," the South Carolina Republican said during an interview with "Fox News Sunday." "If we can't at the end of three weeks, all bets are off, see if you can do it by himself through the...
  • Thirty Democrat Lawmakers Vacation In PR While Federal Employees Remain Unpaid

    01/13/2019 2:02:19 PM PST · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 36 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | January 13, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    President Trump is working around the clock during the government shutdown trying to negotiate with Pelosi and Schumer to secure border wall funding. The Democrats however, are partying at a beach resort in Puerto Rico on day 22 of the government shutdown. The Democrats don’t care about the 800,000 federal workers who are currently not receiving a paycheck. Democrat Senator Bob Menendez was spotted hanging out with a bikini-clad “colleague” on the beach in Puerto Rico three weeks into the shutdown without a care in the world. The Hispanic Caucus of liberal Democrats is holding their retreat at a posh...
  • CA: One dead, 12 hospitalized in 'mass casualty' fentanyl overdose incident

    01/13/2019 12:22:10 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jan 13, 2019
    Police in Northern California responded to a "mass casualty overdose" situation on Saturday that resulted in one death and a dozen people hospitalized. Authorities said that the incident was caused by exposure to the deadly opioid fentanyl, which also affected two responding officers, according to NBC News. Mike O'Brien, a police captain in Chico, Calif., said at a news conference that four of the victims were in critical condition. "Certainly there's potential for additional fatalities," O'Brien said. "I want to emphasize that."
  • Wall Impasse Frustrates Many Newly Elected House Democrats

    01/13/2019 9:35:21 AM PST · by Mariner · 45 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 13th, 2019 | By Natalie Andrews and Kristina Peterson
    WASHINGTON—As the partial government shutdown stretches on, some House Democrats have grown concerned by what they see as the absence of a clear strategy from party leaders over how to end it. Some newly elected Democrats are increasingly frustrated that they are taking complaints from angry constituents without having a mapped-out plan to end the partial shutdown—which became the longest in modern history over the weekend. Many believe they were elected to Congress to try to end its dysfunction and had hoped to be reaching a bipartisan compromise over border security to reopen the government. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.,...
  • Migrants from Terrorist Nations Try to Enter U.S. Via Mexico at Record Rates—300% Hike in Banglad...

    01/11/2019 3:31:35 PM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 11, 2019
    Full title: Migrants from Terrorist Nations Try to Enter U.S. Via Mexico at Record Rates—300% Hike in Bangladeshis in Texas Alone Federal agents along the southern border routinely encounter individuals from terrorist nations and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) considers them one of the top threats to the United States, according to a congressional report made public this month. Titled “Stopping Terrorist Travel Through Illicit Pathways to the Homeland,” the document outlines the findings of a lengthy investigation involving Special Interest Aliens (SIA) by the House Homeland Security Committee. SIA’s are individuals from countries outside the western hemisphere—mostly the...
  • Shutdown could drag on as Trump won’t move ‘fast’ on national emergency for wall

    01/11/2019 2:07:53 PM PST · by Mariner · 36 replies
    CQ-Roll Call via Sacramento Bee ^ | January 11th, 2019 | By JOHN T. BENNETT
    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump signaled Friday that a partial government shutdown now in its record-tying 21st day could drag on for a while as he said he will not move "fast" to declare a national emergency to access border wall funds. The president told reporters during a border security event in the White House's Cabinet Room that he has the "right" and legal authority to make the move, which would allow him to access Defense Department dollars and shift them to the construction of a border barrier. But he made clear he plans to continue to press Democrats to...
  • GoFundMe "Trump Wall" campaign to refund all donors after falling short of $1 billion goal

    01/11/2019 12:42:58 PM PST · by be-baw · 35 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 11, 2019 | Kate Smith
    A GoFundMe campaign to subsidize what it called "the Trump Wall" will refund all money to donors because it did not meet its $1 billion goal, said Bobby Whithorne, director of North America Communications for GoFundMe.
  • 'Fox & Friends' host Kilmeade: Trump 'would set a terrible precedent' with national emergency order

    01/11/2019 9:26:22 AM PST · by Yo-Yo · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/10/19 | Joe Concha
    "Fox & Friends" co-host Brian Kilmeade warned President Trump Thursday morning not to declare a national emergency to build a border wall without getting congressional approval, arguing it would set "a terrible precedent." "It would be a disaster in the big picture and it would show us being inept and unable to govern around the world," Kilmeade said. "It would set a terrible precedent." “The next president, if it is a liberal president, will say a state of emergency will be climate change," he added. "Look at what happened with [Hurricane] Sandy, look at what happened with the earthquake, look...
  • Republican Senator Graham: Trump should use emergency powers to fund wall

    01/11/2019 8:12:09 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/11 | Reuters
    Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said on Thursday that President Donald Trump should declare a national emergency and bypass Congress to fund a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's "refusal to negotiate on funding for a border wall/barrier - even if the government were to be reopened - virtually ends the congressional path to funding for a border wall/barrier," Graham said in a statement. "It is time for President Trump to use emergency powers to fund the construction of a border wall/barrier," he said.
  • Humanitarian Crisis At Our Southern Border. I Just Got Back And It Is A Far Worse Situation

    01/11/2019 8:19:57 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 57 replies
    Twitter ^ | 01/11/19 | Donald J. Trump
    Humanitarian Crisis at our Southern Border. I just got back and it is a far worse situation than almost anyone would understand, an invasion! I have been there numerous times - The Democrats, Cryin’ Chuck and Nancy don’t know how bad and dangerous it is for our ENTIRE COUNTRY....