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  • Republicans' win in last night's Montana election is great news for Democrats

    05/26/2017 6:37:46 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 79 replies
    Vox ^ | 5/26/2017 | Matthew Yglesias
    Winning narrowly in safe red seats is a bad sign. Greg Gianforte’s 7 percentage point win in the Montana special election keeps a seat in Republican hands, but fundamentally represents bad news for the GOP.
  • Ex-spy chief James Clapper fears President Trump's travel ban as Muslim extremist 'recruiting tool'

    02/10/2017 9:44:09 AM PST · by Menehune56 · 75 replies
    AOL News ^ | 2/10/2017 | Christina Gregg
    Former director of national intelligence James Clapper spoke out on President Trump's travel ban on Friday, saying he fears the order could create a "recruiting tool" for extremists. In his first interview since leaving office, The Obama-era official told CNN's Jim Sciutto he is unaware of any intelligence that would prove the need for Trump's executive order banning travel for nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries.
  • Here’s the full list of 97 companies that just filed against Trump’s immigration ban

    02/06/2017 9:54:13 AM PST · by Menehune56 · 172 replies
    BGR News via Yahoo ^ | 2/6/2017 | Zach Epstein
    [Snip] The country and the world have now quickly learned that much of Trump’s rhetoric was indeed to be taken literally, and his recent immigration ban is by far the new president’s most controversial move to date. Now, in the latest chapter of this saga, 97 companies including some of the biggest names in tech have banded together to file a legal brief in opposition of Trump’s executive order on immigration.
  • Uber's CEO Praises the 'Magic of America' in Toothless Statement on Immigration Ban

    01/29/2017 8:59:42 AM PST · by Menehune56 · 7 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 1/28/2017 | Rhett Jones
    {4th paragraph] A dozen or so employees doesn’t seem to indicate that the ban will have a terribly large impact on the company. Microsoft, for example, says it has identified 76 employees that would be affected by the order. But Kalanick goes on to acknowledge that “thousands of drivers” in Uber’s unofficial workforce come from the listed countries.
  • Urgent appeal: California Democrats to invoke new anti-Trump weapon

    12/11/2016 11:08:27 AM PST · by Menehune56 · 54 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 12/11/2016 | Laurel Rosenhall
    As they suit up for battle against the Trump administration, Democrats who dominate California’s Legislature vow to unleash one of the superpowers of holding a supermajority: the ability to enact laws immediately. An underplayed consequence of the fact that they won two-thirds of the seats in both houses last month is that—if they stick together—California Democrats have the required margin to pass a bill with an “urgency” clause. Unlike ordinary bills passed by a simple majority, bills with urgency clauses take effect the minute the governor signs them, and cannot be stalled by voters who might try to prevent them...
  • Trump’s America: ‘Is it true, Tarrant County voted to get rid of us?’

    11/12/2016 3:46:49 PM PST · by Menehune56 · 36 replies
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | 11/12/2016 | Diane Smith and Dan Caplan
    The great divide that existed before Donald Trump was elected president remains. While Trump called for unity in his victory speech early Wednesday — followed by similar pleas from Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama — the opposite has happened. On social media, families and friends unfriended each other. Facebook posts have been long and heartfelt, expressing both joy and fear. Anti-Trump protests continued this weekend across the nation, including Fort Worth and Dallas. Complaints of Trump supporters bullying students in schools has been steady. Minorities are among those most concerned, saying they’re seeing a culture of hate bloom before...
  • Women respond to Hillary Clinton's stunning loss

    11/09/2016 7:56:42 AM PST · by Menehune56 · 70 replies
    Thomson Reuters via AOL News ^ | 11/9/2016 | Sharon Bernstein
    They wore pantsuits to their polling places, emulating the preferred dress of their White House candidate. Some wept with emotion and others remembered their female ancestors as they cast their vote for Democrat Hillary Clinton. But rather than witness the shattering of the ultimate glass ceiling, women across America watched an historic breakthrough slip away as Clinton failed to become the first woman elected president of the United States. Republican Donald Trump, who had waged a heated campaign painting the former secretary of state as "crooked" and threatening to put her in jail, swept to surprise victory on an anti-establishment...
  • TCU plans to add diversity official after students send demand letter

    10/19/2016 3:43:49 PM PDT · by Menehune56 · 21 replies
    Star-Telegram [Fort Worth, Texas] ^ | 10/19/2016 | Ryan Osborne
    TCU is planning to establish a “Cabinet-level” position after a group of students sent a letter to administrators demanding efforts to improve campus inclusiveness and diversity, the school announced this week. The position would “lead efforts regarding diversity and inclusion and providing additional training for all students, faculty and staff,” a university statement said. University spokeswoman Holly Ellman confirmed that administrators received a list of 14 demands in a recent letter from the Black Students and Allies of TCU. The students have met with administrators over the last several weeks.
  • Hundreds Rally At Trump Tower To Tell GOP 'This Pussy Votes' [Chicago]

    10/18/2016 11:36:02 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 69 replies
    Chicagoist ^ | 10/18/2016 | aaroncynic
    Hundreds gathered Tuesday morning in the shadow of Trump Tower in Chicago as part of a national day of protest to remind the Republican Presidential nominee that women are, in fact, people—and they vote. “The things that have been said and done by Donald Trump and Mike Pence are unacceptable, we can’t take this lying down anymore, said Linday Cogan, who was among the huge crowd of mostly women that gathered at the corner of Wacker and Wabash avenues before marching across the river to the plaza across the street from Trump’s hotel.
  • Texas congresswoman Kay Granger calls for Trump to step down

    10/11/2016 9:50:24 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 138 replies
    WFAA 8 ABC [DFW Metro] ^ | 10/10/2016 | WFAA Staff
    Kay Granger, Texas’ lone Republican female member of congress, is asking Donald Trump to “remove himself from consideration” for the presidency. [snip] “We have heard rumors about the insensitive and vulgar things Mr. Trump says about women,” Granger’s statement reads. “But watching that video is disgusting. Mr. Trump should remove himself from consideration as Commander in Chief.”
  • Texas May Owe Abortion Providers' Lawyers $4.5 Million

    10/08/2016 4:29:56 PM PDT · by Menehune56 · 6 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | 10/8/2016 | Alexa Ura
    Texas could be on the hook for more than $4.5 million as part of its failed legal battle to defend its 2013 abortion restrictions, which the U.S. Supreme struck down as unconstitutional in June.
  • Threatening, Anti-Muslim Message Left On Mosque’s Answering Machine

    08/08/2016 2:24:26 PM PDT · by Menehune56 · 20 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | 8/8/2016 | Andrew Greenstein
    WATAUGA (KRLD-AM) — The Masjid Al-Sahaabah mosque in Watauga is on edge after someone left a threatening message on its answering machine. “If you think you’re going to establish Sharia Law in my neighborhood in this country in Texas, you’re very wrong,” the caller, who claims to be a U.S. Army veteran from Watauga, says in the message that he left for the Masjid Al-Shahaabah mosque on July 30. [snip] The caller sounds more and more threatening during his two-minute expletive-laced rant. “We will cut all of your heads off. You understand me? All of you!”
  • Texas Senator Royce West Poses “Questions From A Black Man” Open Letter

    07/19/2016 10:00:11 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 22 replies
    CBSDFW/KRLD ^ | 7/18/2016 | L.P. Phillips
    DALLAS (KRLD) – He didn’t write the letter as a lawyer or State Senator….Royce West says he poses questions as a black man in today’s world. West asked the questions in an open letter titled, “Questions from a Black Man.” Questions included “are you afraid of me because of the color of his skin?” West says the questions are what many black Americans feel. For instance, West asked the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice if they have similar feelings?
  • ChristianMingle Opens Doors to Gay Singles Under Settlement

    07/04/2016 9:29:26 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 91 replies
    Wall Street Journal Law Blog ^ | 6/30/2016 | Jacob Gorshman & Sara Randazzo
    The owner of online dating site ChristianMingle.com has agreed to let gay and lesbian users search for same-sex matches under a judge-approved settlement of discrimination claims. Two gay men filed class-actions claims against Spark Networks Inc. in California courts in 2013 alleging that ChristianMingle.com and several other sites in the company’s portfolio of niche dating services excluded users looking to meet singles of the same sex. ChristianMingle, billed as the largest online community for Christian singles, required new users to specify whether they’re a man seeking a woman or a woman seeking a man. The lead plaintiffs, two gay men...
  • Large Police Presence At Denton County Courthouse [TX]

    06/15/2016 8:45:10 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 21 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | 6/15/2016 | CBSDFW
    DENTON (CBSDFW.COM) – There is a large police presence at the Denton County Courthouse after the arrest of a “suspicious” person who allegedly wanted to get inside the building to deliver a copy of the Koran. Officials with the Denton Police Department say the incident began before 8 a.m. when officers with the University of North Texas Police Department made contact with the man. Later police received a call about the same man acting suspiciously in the 200 block of Bonnie Brae. The unidentified man reportedly continued on and made another stop near the Denton County Courthouse in the 1400...
  • 9 HOUSE MEMBERS PUSH FOR MORE H-2B VISAS

    05/05/2016 4:24:31 PM PDT · by Menehune56 · 21 replies
    NumbersUSA ^ | 5/4/2016 | NumbersUSA
    Nine House Members, headed by Rep. Billy Long (R-Mo.), sent a letter to the Appropriations Subcommittee for Homeland Security asking them to continue the increase of H-2B visas that was approved in the omnibus spending bill last year. The H-2B visa is a non-agricultural guest-worker program for low-skilled foreign workers for temporary or seasonal work. The visas are most commonly requested by the hospitality, food service, and landscaping industries. The omnibus spending bill, which was scored by NumbersUSA, quadrupled the number of H-2B visas for 2016. There is an annual cap of 66,000 for H-2B visas but the omnibus excluded...
  • ‘Yes, Again’: ‘NCIS’ Actress Pauley Perrette Reports Latest Encounter With Transient

    02/10/2016 9:26:49 AM PST · by Menehune56 · 83 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | 2/10/2016 | CBS LA
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) - For the second time in less than three months, "NCIS" star Pauley Perrette is alleging she was accosted by a transient. In a message posted to her Twitter page early Wednesday morning, Perrette said she was headed home from work on Cahuenga Boulevard when she saw a homeless man "asking for money from drivers." Pauley - who wrote she keeps $1 bills in her glove box "for this very reason" - said she got the man's attention by holding up a dollar bill and the man approached her vehicle.
  • Texas Police Officer Shoots, Kills Unarmed Nude Teen

    02/09/2016 4:10:41 PM PST · by Menehune56 · 43 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | 2/9/2016 | Associated Press
    AUSTIN (AP) - Austin police say an unarmed nude teenager was fatally shot by an officer in an altercation partly captured by patrol car video. Police on Tuesday identified the person who died as 17-year-old David Joseph. (snip) Joseph was black, as is the officer.
  • Probe of Somali Jet Blast Points to Suicide Bomber

    02/04/2016 11:49:58 AM PST · by Menehune56 · 19 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/4/2016 | Heidi Vogt
    NAIROBI, Kenya--A passenger who boarded a commercial plane in a wheelchair may have been a suicide bomber responsible for an explosion that tore a hole in the side of the jet as it took off from Somalia's capital, a Western diplomat briefed on the investigation said. Investigators' theory is that the man was able to use the wheelchair to bypass rigorous security screening in Mogadishu and then detonated a bomb that ripped a hole in the fuselage but failed to down the plane. The force of the blast ejected the alleged bomber from the cabin and his body fell to...
  • Welcome to America: New Photo Shows San Bernardino Terror Couple Entering US

    12/07/2015 7:25:38 AM PST · by Menehune56 · 53 replies
    ABC news ^ | 12/7/2015 | Brian Ross
    Federal officials around the world today are urgently trying to track the backgrounds and contacts of the newly-married parents of a baby girl who killed 14 people in California last week in a suspected ISIS-inspired attack, as a new photograph emerged showing the future terrorists entering the U.S. together for the first time last year.