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    10/09/2019 3:41:39 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 9 replies
    tmz ^ | 10/9/2019 | tmz
    Presidential candidate Julian Castro says the NBA should seize the opportunity to push America's constitutional principles in China, even if it ends up costing the league millions. The Democratic hopeful came on "TMZ Live" Wednesday to discuss the international feud between the league and the Republic, over Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey's comment supporting Hong Kong protesters. Julian firmly believes the NBA -- and other American companies doing biz in China -- have to draw an ethical line in the sand ... even if that means pressuring a foreign country to adopt America's ideals about freedom of speech and the...
  • Julián Castro: It's time for House Democrats to 'do something' about Trump

    09/20/2019 7:14:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 20, 2019 | Tal Axelrod
    White House hopeful Julián Castro called on House Democrats to impeach President Trump after reports surfaced that he urged the Ukrainian president to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, his chief political rival in the 2020 race. “You cannot sit by as the highest officeholder in the land flagrantly violates the law and violates every norm of a healthy democracy that we have, because it’s setting a terrible standard for people in the future. We can never normalize this,” Castro said on the campaign trail. “He needs to be impeached. I love these House Democrats—my brother is one of them,...
  • Bernie Sanders at the Islamic Society of North America

    09/20/2019 8:54:11 AM PDT · by DFG · 14 replies
    Frontpagemag ^ | 09/20/2019 | Hugh Fitzgerald
    The organizers of the Islamic Society of North America’s (ISNA) convention, held in Houston at the end of August, had invited all the Democratic candidates for President to address them. It was a great disappointment to the group – which would prefer that the public not be reminded that it remains an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land case – that of the 15-odd Democrats invited, only two, Bernie Sanders and Julián Castro, accepted the invitation. And of those two, Sanders received the greater media attention and audience applause. Sanders was indignant about the “bigotry” he claimed was abroad in...
  • In 2013, Castro Praised Obama ‘Enforcement’ on Immigration

    09/17/2019 4:25:35 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 5 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | September 16, 2019 | David Rutz
    2020 presidential candidate Julián Castro (D.) has one of the most liberal platforms in the field on immigration, but in 2013 he strongly backed Obama-era immigration policies and said the notion of "open borders" was too extreme to consider. Castro, the former Obama Housing and Urban Development chief, has set a far-left marker for the 2020 primary candidates on immigration. He has called for decriminalization of illegal border crossings, taking down some sections of existing border barriers, and providing free health care to illegal immigrants, the Texas Tribune reported. Castro attacked other candidates in the field as insufficiently progressive on the issue, including...
  • Julián Castro Calls for Impeachment of ‘Sexual Predator’ Kavanaugh

    09/16/2019 6:48:07 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 86 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/15/2019 | Pam Key
    Sunday on MSNBC’s “AMJoy” 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful former HUD Secretary Julián Castro called for the impeachment of Justice Brett Kavanaugh over a New York Times report about Kavanaugh’s potential involvement in unwanted sexual contact. Castro said, “Look, we know whether you are looking at impeachment of Donald Trump or anybody else that Mitch McConnell and his buddies, Republican buddies in the Senate are not likely to lift a finger. What’s happening right now with Donald Trump and what he’s doing and the presidency and what’s happening with this Kavanaugh process is that they’re completely undermining our democratic process and...
  • Highlights of the September Dem Presidential Debate [semi-satire]

    09/14/2019 11:03:48 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 Sep 2019 | John Semmens
    Further evidence that the roster of competitors for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination has no worthy candidates was exhibited as ten contenders offered their insane and tyrannical policy proposals in front of cheering Party faithful in Houston on Thursday. So-called “moderate” former Vice-President Joe Biden asserted that “nobody should be in jail for a nonviolent crime. So some guy sneaks into your house and steals your stuff. Maybe he has a greater need for it than you do. Why should he go to prison for that? Chances are that most of these types of theft result in a more equal...
  • Julian Castro, Kamala Harris and Amy Klobuchar Stand on Booster Boxes at DNC Debate to Appear Tall

    09/13/2019 8:27:44 AM PDT · by mplc51 · 47 replies
    GP ^ | September 13, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    On Thursday night the Democrat Party held a presidential primary debate in Houston, Texas. Ten candidates qualified for the debate. The Democrats did all they could to be noticed in the crowded field. Three candidates went that extra mile to get noticed and brought their own booster boxes. Julian Castro, Kamala Harris and Amy Klobuchar all stood on booster boxes to look tall. The Democrat Party and their socialist policies are all smoke and mirrors.
  • Debate Crowd Gasps After Biden Gets Humiliated on National Stage

    09/12/2019 7:53:45 PM PDT · by montag813 · 152 replies
    24News ^ | 09-12-2019 | Samantha Connor
    by Samantha Connor He went there. Former HUD Secretary Julian Castro took a shot Thursday at Joe Biden, accusing the former VP of flip-flopping on health care -- and then basically suggested that Biden was senile, leaving the crowd shocked. “The difference between what I support and what you support, Vice President Biden, is that you require them to opt in, and I would not require them to opt in. They would automatically be enrolled, they wouldn’t have to buy in,” Castro said to Biden.“You do not have to buy in,” Biden responds.“Are you forgetting what you said two...
  • Julián Castro Lauds How Muslims Have Helped Make America Great

    09/08/2019 2:34:46 PM PDT · by robowombat · 58 replies
    Julián Castro Lauds How Muslims Have Helped Make America Great BY ROBERT SPENCER SEPTEMBER 6, 2019 In light of the ongoing efforts by Democrats and the establishment media to make the Make America Great Again hat equivalent to the Nazi swastika, presidential candidate Julián Castro’s recent embrace of the phrase was curious in the extreme. Yet thus far no Leftist political or media spokesperson has complained about the fact that at the Hamas-linked Islamic Society of North America annual convention last week, Castro declared: “Muslim Americans for generations have been part of the fabric of our American family. They have...
  • SF Declares NRA "Terrorist Organization" [semi-satire]

    09/06/2019 4:14:43 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 Sep 2019 | John Semmens
    The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a resolution designating the National Rifle Association a "domestic terrorist organization." While the NRA has taken no actions to terrorize anyone, District 2 Supervisor Catherine Stefani maintained that "their continued support for the Second Amendment is terrifying to me. The idea that every American should have the right to own a gun despite the government's preference that they not, undermines respect for authority." Stefani characterized the NRA's position as "an anachronism. At one time firearms were a very useful tool for bagging game and feeding the family. But now they are unnecessary....
  • Muslim leaders: 2020 Democrats ignoring our community

    08/30/2019 7:59:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 30, 2019 | Holly Otterbein
    Many Muslim activists and operatives already felt all but neglected by the Democratic presidential candidates. Now, as most 2020 contenders are set to skip what is billed as the largest annual gathering of Muslims in the country this weekend, they’re growing increasingly fearful that Democrats may miss an opportunity to mobilize their community against President Donald Trump next year. Only two Democratic hopefuls, Bernie Sanders and Julián Castro, have confirmed they are going to the Islamic Society of North America’s convention. Organizers said they invited every candidate polling above 1 percent to participate in the presidential forum, as well as...
  • Infected travelers reveal Cuba’s ‘hidden’ Zika outbreak

    08/23/2019 8:58:28 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies ^ | CohenAug. 22, 2019 , | Jon
    As Zika virus raced through the Americas and the Caribbean in 2015 and 2016, it infected an estimated 800,000 people and left nearly 4000 newborns with serious brain damage. But by mid-2017, the virus had all but disappeared from the region—or so it seemed. A new analysis of Zika-infected travelers who returned to the United States or Europe in 2017 or 2018 has found that 98% had visited Cuba, which did not report any cases to world health officials at the time the country’s outbreak apparently peaked. “It was startling,” says Kristian Andersen, a genomic epidemiologist at Scripps Research in...
  • Why Did Jeffrey Epstein Visit Cuba on Fidel Castro's Personal Invitation?

    08/17/2019 6:03:20 AM PDT · by Missouri gal · 6 replies
    Townhall ^ | August 17, 2019 | Humberto Fontova
    "Epstein travelled to Cuba at Castro's invitation...former Colombian President [Andres Pastrana] says..." [Quoting from Miami Herald.] "In Cuba, the link between tourism and prostitution is perhaps more direct than in any other country that hosts sex tourists," reported the End Child Prostitution in Asian Tourism Network..." In fairness, Epstein visited the Castro-family-fiefdom before the sex-abuse allegations against him surfaced. And the chances are the going rates of desperate child prostitutes per hour (extremely low in Cuba) weren't a major consideration for this multi-millionaire...but still.
  • Castro releases plan to raise taxes on the rich, provide relief to low and middle class

    08/15/2019 9:28:01 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/15/19 | Naomi Jagoda
    Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro on Thursday released an economic plan that includes higher taxes on the wealthy and tax relief for low- and middle-class people. The rollout of Castro's economic plan comes as the former Housing and Urban Development secretary is trying to qualify for September’s third round of Democratic presidential debates in Houston. Castro needs to reach 2 percent in one more poll in order to qualify. Castro said on a call with reporters from the early voting state of Iowa that he’s confident he’ll make the debate stage next month, saying he’s been spending time in early...
  • How Democrats plan to use gun control to beat Trump

    08/12/2019 1:11:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 12, 2019 | David Siders
    DES MOINES — A Democratic presidential field that has struggled to precisely define its general election indictment of Donald Trump appears finally to have found it. In the wake of mass shootings in Ohio and Texas — the latter of which was tied to a suspect whose anti-immigrant sentiments led to the killing of 22 people — candidates are road-testing a withering argument that draws a direct line between gun violence and the president’s racist rhetoric. “We are living with a toxic brew of two different things, each of which is claiming lives and each of which represents a national...
  • Castro Defends Doxxing Trump Supporters [semi-satire]

    08/10/2019 11:47:31 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 Aug 2019 | John Semmens
    This week, Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Tex), campaign manager for presidential candidate former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro, tweeted the names and places of employment for 44 San Antonio citizens who donated to President Trump’s campaign. The easily foreseeable consequence that these people would be harassed and threatened by left-wing loons quickly came to pass. Nevertheless, Castro lamely claimed that “it was not my intention to harass anyone. I just wanted everyone to think twice before they give any support to our racist President.” Apprised of the harassment incidents—one woman received an obscenity-laced voice mail labeling her a...
  • Man wrongly outed as Trump donor by Castro, goes over 'situational awareness' with family

    08/09/2019 8:06:55 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 35 replies
    foxnews ^ | 8/9/10 | David Montanaro
    A San Antonio man was wrongly outed on Twitter as a donor to President Trump by Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro and said the incident forced him to review emergency plans with his wife and three children. Harper Huddleston said his name appeared on Castro's list instead of that of his retired father, who contributed to the Trump campaign. Huddleston said he supports Trump and has contributed in the past to the mayoral campaign of Castro's brother, Julian, who is now running for president, saying he was glad to have received the negative attention instead of his father, but explained that...
  • WATCH: Joaquin Castro Squirms When MSNBC Host Calls Him Out For Doxxing Trump Supporters

    08/09/2019 7:46:07 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 23 replies
    dailywire ^ | August 8, 2019 | AMANDA PRESTIGIACOMO
    On Wednesday, Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) was called out by MSNBC host Willie Geist for doxxing Trump supporters in his district following the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas that left 22 dead and injured dozens more. Castro, who is the brother of former U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro and the campaign chairman of his brother's 2020 presidential campaign, shifted blame for the doxxing, weakly telling Geist he "didn't make the graphic" that exposed the names and employers of 44 individual San Antonio Trump donors. The donor list that Castro doxxed included retirees and homemakers....
  • [NY TIMES] Joaquin Castro’s Tweet Was Not Doxxing

    08/09/2019 7:17:56 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 42 replies
    nytimes ^ | Aug. 9, 2019 29 | Suzanne Nossel
    In the wake of the El Paso shootings, Representative Joaquin Castro of Texas created a stir with a tweet listing the names and employers of 44 residents of the San Antonio area who contributed up to the legal limit to the Trump campaign. Twitter exploded, accusing Mr. Castro of “doxxing” donors. But sharing data as basic as a name and affiliation, unaccompanied by any suggestion, much less threat, of action against those individuals is not harassment. And the future of open political discourse will require us to address the serious scourge of online harassment without misusing the charge in an...
  • Jaoquin Castro's doxxing draws blood

    08/09/2019 12:07:01 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 56 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-09-19 | DrJohn
    The other day Joaquin Castro doxxed the constituents in his district who donated to Donald Trump. It amounted to a hit list. Castro claimed that he wanted people to "think twice" about donating to Trump"That was bullsh*t. Without any doubt he was hoping to visit at least economic harm and maybe more. And he has drawn first blood. NY TimesFor many businesses, a sudden deluge of phone calls might signal an influx of new customers. But most of the 25 calls Justin Herricks received before noon on Thursday were from people who wanted to tell him he was a...