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  • US Navy investigates health concerns near Guantanamo court

    07/29/2015 5:56:00 AM PDT · by EQAndyBuzz · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | July, 29, 2015 | AP
    MEXICO CITY – A complaint lodged with the Pentagon has prompted the U.S. Navy to look into the possible presence of anything that may cause cancer in a section of the base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a military spokeswoman said Tuesday.
  • U.S. Navy investigates report of cancer cluster at Guantanamo

    07/27/2015 7:31:57 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 27, 2015 | By David Rohde
    NEW YORK--The U.S. Navy is investigating a complaint that seeks the evacuation of civilian and military lawyers from parts of the U.S. base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, following reports of cancer cases among personnel working on the trials of detainees there. At least seven civilians and military members who worked on detainee trials at Guantanamo Bay have been diagnosed with cancer, according to the complaint, which was filed with the U.S. Defense Department’s Office of the Inspector General. The complaint calls on American military officials to remove personnel from court facilities on the base and test them and the base...
  • Obama has a controversial new plan for closing Guantanamo

    07/27/2015 3:25:05 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 24 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 27 2015 | Matt Spetalnick
    A plan being drafted for closing the Guantanamo military prison will call for the transfer to US prisons of possibly dozens of inmates deemed too dangerous to release, President Barack Obama's counterterrorism adviser said, setting up a fight with congressional opponents. Outlining the White House proposal that will soon be sent to Congress, Lisa Monaco, one of Obama's top national-security aides, told the Aspen Security Conference on Saturday that the US would step up the transfers of 52 detainees cleared for resettlement in other countries. The plan calls for the rest of the inmates at the US naval base in...
  • Half of Cuba men's hockey team defects

    07/26/2015 2:00:18 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 47 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | July 26, 2015
    Toronto (Canada) (AFP) - Half of the Cuban men's field hockey team at the Pan American Games in Toronto defected to the United States, a player and sources close to the Cuban delegation said. The sources said eight of the 16 Cuban players had deserted, while team member Roger Aguilera put the number at seven, just the latest in a rash of Cuban defections across several sports. "Everyone knows what happened to our team, we have seven of them in the United States," said Aguilera, after the decimated Cubans were hammered 13-0 by Trinidad and Tobago. Short of manpower, Cuba...
  • Belgium arrests two ex-Guantanamo inmates on jihad terrorism charges

    07/24/2015 4:32:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    jihad watch ^ | 7/24/15 | Robert Spencer
    Gitmo recidivism shouldn’t surprise anyone. Absolutely nothing was done at Guantanamo to disabuse the inmates of their jihadist beliefs. On the contrary, the Qur’an was treated with the utmost respect by the Infidel guards, who didn’t even defile it with their Infidel hands, but handled it only with gloves. That and more only reinforced the Islamic supremacist core beliefs of the prisoners, when they should have been confronted and challenged. “Belgium arrests two ex-Guantanamo inmates on terrorism charges,” by Robin Emmott, Reuters, July 24, 2015: Belgium has arrested two former detainees of Guantanamo prison on charges of terrorism, saying the...
  • CUBAN SPY CENTER OPENS IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

    07/24/2015 5:43:25 AM PDT · by SJackson · 1 replies
    Frontpagemagazine.com ^ | July 23, 2015 | Humberto Fontova
    "Intelligence trafficker to the world" sets up shop in the nation's capital. “It [the Cuban embassy opening] is going to be a celebration on our part,” gushed Gustavo Machin, deputy director for U.S. affairs at Cuba’s Foreign Ministry. “Many Americans who have supported the Cuban Revolution will be among the 500 celebrants at the new Embassy.” Despite the innocuous professional title the mainstream media insists on using for Gustavo Machin, he’s actually a KGB-trained Cuban spy who was burnt and booted from the U.S. back in 2003 shortly before the invasion of Iraq. He was among 14 other Cuban spies...
  • Plan to Close Guantanamo Bay Prison in the Works

    07/23/2015 6:35:28 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 22 replies
    TIME ^ | July 22, 2015 | By Maya Rhodan
    The Obama Administration is drafting a plan to finally close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, officials said Wednesday, racing against the clock to fulfill a long-delayed promise by President Obama before his time in office runs out. “The Administration is in the final stages of drafting a plan to safely and responsibly close the prison at Guantanamo Bay and to present that plan to Congress,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Wednesday. Earnest said closing the prison is in the national security interest of the United States. One of Obama’s first moves as President was to pledge...
  • Cuban Spy Center Opens in Washington, D.C.

    07/23/2015 8:02:12 PM PDT · by John S Mosby · 10 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 7/23/2015 | Humberto Fontova
    “It [the Cuban embassy opening] is going to be a celebration on our part,” gushed Gustavo Machin, deputy director for U.S. affairs at Cuba’s Foreign Ministry. “Many Americans who have supported the Cuban Revolution will be among the 500 celebrants at the new Embassy.” Despite the innocuous professional title the mainstream media insists on using for Gustavo Machin, he’s actually a KGB-trained Cuban spy who was burnt and booted from the U.S. back in 2003 shortly before the invasion of Iraq. He was among 14 other Cuban spies suspected of trafficking in U.S. military secrets (more on this shortly.) The...
  • GOP-controlled Senate panel votes to lift Cuba travel ban

    07/23/2015 5:08:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 23, 2015 7:44 PM EDT | Andrew Taylor
    A GOP-controlled Senate panel has voted to lift a decades-long ban on travel to Cuba, giving a boost to President Barack Obama’s moves to ease travel restrictions and open up relations with the Castro-governed nation. The Senate Appropriations Committee also voted to block enforcement of a law prohibiting banks and other U.S. businesses from financing sales of U.S. agricultural exports to Cuba. The Obama administration issued rules in January to significantly ease travel restrictions to Cuba and allow regularly scheduled flights for the first time. The Senate Appropriations Committee 18-12 vote comes just days after the U.S. and Cuba formally...
  • White House In ‘Final Stages’ Of Plan To Close Guantanamo Bay

    07/23/2015 6:50:23 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 26 replies
    fox news ^ | 7-22-2015 | Charlie Spiering, Breitbart
    President Obama is in the final stages of drafting a plan to close Guantanamo Bay, confirmed White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest to reporters this afternoon. Obama plans to present the plan to Congress in the coming days, Earnest added, calling it a priority for Obama as he prepares to leave office. Earnest lectured that Republican members of Congress who block efforts to close the prison were on the wrong side of the debate, arguing that “closing the prison is actually in the national security interests of the United States.”
  • White House ‘in final stages’ of crafting plan to close Gitmo

    07/22/2015 12:11:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 22, 2015 | Ben Wolfgang
    The White House is in the “final stages of drafting a plan” to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, officials said Wednesday. President Obama has made closing the facility a top priority since his early days in office, but he has encountered resistance on Capitol Hill and still faces the thorny question of what to do with terrorist prisoners who cannot be transferred and cannot be brought to trial in U.S. courts.
  • Venezuelan farmers ordered to hand over produce to state

    07/22/2015 8:31:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 115 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | July 21, 2015 | Harriet Alexander
    Venezuela's embattled government has taken the drastic step of forcing food producers to sell their produce to the state, in a bid to counter the ever-worsening shortages. Farmers and manufacturers who produce milk, pasta, oil, rice, sugar and flour have been told to supply between 30 per cent and 100 per cent of their products to the state stores. Shortages, rationing and queues outside supermarkets have become a way of life for Venezuelans, as their isolated country battles against rigid currency controls and a shortage of US dollars – making it difficult for Venezuelans to find imported goods.
  • Freedom-loving Americans find Cuban flag an offensive symbol, demand it be taken down

    07/20/2015 4:19:05 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 07/20/2015 | Twitchy Staff
    utliberal@utliberal The Cuban flag goes up, the confederate flag came down. Who says Obama is not transformational? 9:37 AM - 20 Jul 2015 ˇ Salt Lake City, UT, United States
  • Flag Just Raised In Washington Wasn’t American, And People Are FURIOUS

    07/20/2015 8:02:01 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 19 replies
    New Resistance.com ^ | July 20,2015 | Sean Brown
    As we witness the systematic destruction of America at the hands of Barack Obama, a flag was just raised in Washington that wasn’t American, and it’s safe to say there’s quite a few people who are unhappy about it.
  • Cuba’s flag hoisted over embassy in Washington

    07/20/2015 11:21:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 20.07.2015 | [mg/msh (AP, Reuters)]
    Diplomatic ties between Havana and Washington have been restored after Cuba officially reopened its embassy in the US capital after 54 years. The two nations had severed ties in 1960. Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez attended the flag-hoisting ceremony in the US capital on Monday, calling the diplomatic thaw “an opportunity … to establish new bilateral relations, quite different from whatever existed in the past.” The Cuban flag was hoisted over Havana’s embassy in the US, known only as the Cuban Interests Section prior to the formal resumption of diplomatic relations on Monday. DW TV’s correspondent in Washington, Richard Walker,...
  • Cuban flag flies over embassy in Washington for first time in 54 years

    07/20/2015 3:20:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 07/20/2015 | MIMI WHITEFIELD
    The red, white and blue Cuban flag was raised over the island’s embassy in Washington on Monday for the first time since 1961 — a fluttering symbol of the historic thaw taking place between the Cold War foes. As pro and anti-Cuban protestors gathered outside the gates of the embassy chanting “Fidel” and “Justice” — the flag was was raised at about 10:35 EST. The ceremony came after the United States and Cuba reestablished diplomatic ties early Monday after a 54-year gap. Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez led a delegation of 36 Cuban officials and members of Cuba’s cultural world...
  • Miami Media Having Orgasms Over the Raising of the Cuban Flag at DC "*Embassy"

    07/20/2015 7:24:54 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    7/20/15
    The celebration of Obama's capitulation to the dictators is in full swing when you watch the local media in Miami. Looks like the ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC stations all sent reporters have "journalists" up there singing the praises of Castro and Obama.
  • Hundreds Arrested on Eve of Embassy Opening in Cuba

    07/17/2015 4:38:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    pan am post ^ | 7/16/15 | Belen Marty
    Just days away from the historic reopening of the US embassy in Havana, the Cuban regime shows no sign of slowing down on the number of human-rights activists they arrest. On Sunday, July 12, Cuban police detained at least 120 dissidents, including 40 members of the Ladies in White, while a protest in solidarity took place in Miami. For 13 consecutive Sundays, Cuban authorities have arrested members of the Ladies in White dissident group either before or after traditional mass at the Santa Rita church in Havana. Last Sunday, the National Revolutionary Police (PNR) arrested the group’s leader, Berta Soler,...
  • Rafael Cruz, outspoken father of presidential candidate, plans stops in New Hampshire

    07/17/2015 4:17:35 PM PDT · by Isara · 9 replies
    WMUR ^ | Jul 17, 2015 | John DiStaso
    Cuban refugee, evangelical minister plans ‘faith-based’ roundtablesRafael Cruz, the outspoken father of Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, will be in New Hampshire July 26 and 27.MANCHESTER, N.H. — Rafael Cruz, the outspoken and sometimes controversial father of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, will be in New Hampshire next weekend. The elder Cruz, who has been described as super-surrogate for his son, is an ordained minister and the director of Grace for America, an organization that holds evangelical events throughout the country. He has become a celebrity in conservative circles, including the tea party and socially conservative activist groups. Ted...
  • Old Havana Residential Building Collapses, Killing 4

    07/16/2015 8:44:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Cuban officials say a building has collapsed in Old Havana, killing four people. A government statement published in the Communist Party daily Granma says the two-story building contained two family homes. The dead include a 3-year-old child, two 18-year-olds and a 60-year-old woman. Three other people sustained injuries that were not life-threatening.
  • WATCH: Cruz rips Obama on Cuba; calls new embassy a 'slap in the face to Israel'

    07/13/2015 1:34:11 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 2 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Jul. 2, 2015
    WASHINGTON AP - The United States and Cuba will open embassies in their capital cities after more than 50 years of hostilities between the two countries. 4:20 P.M. Republican presidential contenders are speaking out against the plan for the U.S. and Cuba to open embassies in each other's capitals. - - - Snip - - - Texas Sen. Ted Cruz calls it a "slap in the face of a close ally" that the U.S. would place an embassy in Havana before putting one in Jerusalem. The U.S. Embassy for Israel is in Tel Aviv because of sensitivities in the Middle East...
  • Trump Says Mexican Immigrants Are Just Like “Hardcore Criminals” Castro Sent To U.S.

    07/10/2015 2:29:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Buzzfeed News ^ | July 9, 2015 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Trump also took credit for bringing to the public’s attention the death of a San Francisco woman killed by an undocumented immigrant. (AUDIO-AT-LINK)Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday compared undocumented Mexican immigrants to the “hardcore criminals” Fidel Castro sent to the United States in the early 1980s. Speaking on conservative radio, the real estate mogul addressed the controversy surrounding his characterization of Mexican immigrants as “rapists” in his presidential announcement speech. “A lot of people said, ‘Would you apologize?’ I said, ‘Absolutely, I’d apologize, if there was something to apologize for,” Trump told radio host Wayne Dupree on Wednesday....
  • Will Pope Francis meet with families of Cuban Dissidents?

    07/10/2015 6:52:15 AM PDT · by Ouchthatonehurt · 4 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 9, 2015 | AFP Havana
    A prominent Cuban dissident group has asked to meet Pope Francis during his upcoming visit to Cuba in September, its leader said on Thursday. Cuba’s dissidents caution against assumptions and complacency The Ladies in White, made up of the wives and relatives of former political prisoners, visited the Vatican’s mission in Cuba to submit their request. Group leader Berta Soler said she has passed along information about human rights in Cuba to Vatican officials, including “evidence of ladies and activists who have been victims of repression in recent weeks”. She has also expressed concern that the government will prevent dissidents...
  • Sometimes it’s just so hard to be humble!

    07/09/2015 9:06:57 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 13 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/9/15 | Ed Wood
    Since I read a lot, and doing so makes it rather easy to connect the dots, I occasionally publish “Ed’s Fearless Forecasts.” They are generally distributed to a few faithful friends who will permit me to say “I told you so,” or have the good grace not to mention it when my forecasts fail. (My record, so far, is about 50/50.) Realizing that the closing of the “Guantanamo Naval Base and Prisoner Recreation Facility” is high on the President’s priority list, and observing that his several efforts at closing it have not been particularly successful, last December 18th I offered...
  • Cubans Pay the Price for Obama's 'Engagement' With the Castros

    07/08/2015 4:26:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 8, 2015 | Jeff Jacoby
    ON JULY 1, President Obama announced the formal resumption of diplomatic relations with Cuba, asserting confidently that "American engagement ... is the best way to advance our interests and support for democracy and human rights." On July 5, the Communist regime in Havana delivered its customary response. It arrested more than 80 democratic dissidents, including at least 60 members of Ladies in White, a peaceful group of brave women who march weekly in support of husbands, fathers, and other relatives imprisoned in the Castros' jails. Many of those detained were hurt, some severely. One prominent human-rights activist, Antonio Rodiles, was...
  • Will Carnival's cruises to Cuba spoil everything? Maybe not

    07/08/2015 4:14:12 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 9, 2015 | Mary Forgione
    Just what you didn't want to see happen in Cuba: the coming of cruises disgorging thousands onto the shores of the island nation. But hold the phone. The announcement Tuesday that Carnival Corp. will begin sailing to Cuba in May may have raised the "that-will-spoil-everything" alarm, but Carnival is deploying its new Fathom brand, using a relatively small (710-passenger) ship that parts ways with the concept of cruises that party hearty ... Fathom cruises are designed to provide "cultural, artistic, faith-based and humanitarian exchanges between American and Cuban citizens," Carnival said. Americans are allowed to travel to Cuba under these...
  • Some White House Republican hopefuls want curbs on legal immigration [Walker, Santorum]

    07/06/2015 2:38:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 6, 2015 | Andy Sullivan, editing by Ross Colvin
    Republican 2016 presidential hopefuls Scott Walker and Rick Santorum are suggesting a potentially controversial way to boost Americans' job prospects: admit fewer legal immigrants into the United States. The notion, absent from presidential politics for at least 20 years, could help them tap into the frustrations of working-class voters who have struggled with stagnant wages and reduced job opportunities since the economic crisis of 2007-2009. It could also complicate prospects for a comprehensive fix to the nation's outdated immigration system and tar the Republican Party as anti-immigrant at a time when it needs to broaden its support base of Hispanics...
  • Republican field divided on Donald Trump's comments about Mexican immigrants

    07/05/2015 8:31:23 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 5, 2015 | David Lauter
    Initially, most Republican candidates tried to ignore him. But as major corporations cut ties with Trump over his declaration that some Mexican immigrants are rapists and drug-runners, and as the issue continues to fill the airwaves of Spanish-language media, more candidates have spoken out, separating into two camps. Donald Trump's comments on immigration complicate GOP's 'Latino problem' Donald Trump's comments on immigration complicate GOP's 'Latino problem' Those who hope to appeal to Latino voters, including the two Floridians in the race, former Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio, as well as former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, have criticized Trump.
  • ‘Dinner With Hillary’ Contest Changes Fine Print To Not Exclude Illegals

    07/05/2015 8:28:36 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | July 5, 2015 | Patrick Howley
    The Hillary Clinton campaign’s “Dinner With Hillary” contest has slightly different fine print than past Clinton campaign contests. The rules have been altered so as not to explicitly exclude illegal immigrants from entering.As The Daily Caller reported, the Clinton campaign’s “Meet Hillary” contest, which closed for entries June 5, prohibited DREAMers from entering or winning prizes.“Promotion open only to U.S. citizens, or lawful permanent U.S. residents who are legal residents of the 50 states, DC or Puerto Rico and 18 or older (or age of majority under applicable law),” according to that contest’s fine print.But the new “Dinner With Hillary”...
  • Obama Rebuffs Objections to Cuba Policy [semi-satire]

    07/05/2015 1:35:53 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 July 2015 | John Semmens
    Senator Ted Cruz’s objections that the Administration’s recent moves to recognize the communist regime in Cuba violate US law were rebuffed by President Obama. According to Title 22 of the US Code, the President must determine that Cuba has a democratically elected government in order to consider the restoration of diplomatic relations between our two countries. According to the President, “times have changed and our laws need to change with them. The effort to try to isolate Cuba is a relic of the Cold War that is, in my judgment, no longer pertinent or necessary. Rather than go through the...
  • Cruz: Trump’s Bold Focus On Immigration Exposes Gop ‘Washington Cartel’ Attitude

    07/05/2015 9:57:56 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 99 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/5/2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on “Meet the Press,” Republican presidential candidate Sen. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)96% said Donald Trumps comments about Mexico sending it’s criminals to the Untied States were “bold” and “brash,” but put a needed focus on the many Republicans who support the Chamber of Commerce and Wall Street’s cheap labor immigration push. “I am a passionate advocate for legal immigrants,” Cruz said. “I am the son of an immigrant who came legally from Cuba and I’ll tell you, from the day I started campaigning I traveled the state of Texas talking about how all of us, we are the children...
  • Greece, China, and Russia – a Plan B for Greece

    07/05/2015 5:21:37 AM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 3 replies
    Golem XIV ^ | 7-3-15 | Pseudonym
    If the Greeks were to vote ‘No’ what would happen next? Well no one can say. But here is a quick thought on what I hope the Greek government might have been exploring if they are excluded from the euro. It’s just food for thought nothing more. They have to be prepared to have a currency that does not depend on Europe supplying Euros. So they will need another currency – hopefully their own. I think we can be sure no western company has been printing them. There are few such companies and there is, I think, no possibility that...
  • As Book Is Released, Ted Cruz Sours on His Role Model

    07/04/2015 3:55:36 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 17 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Jun 30, 2015 | JANET HOOK
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, in his new memoir “A Time for Truth,” confides that when he was a young lawyer learning how to argue a case in the Supreme Court, he had a role model: John G. Roberts, whom he described as “a brilliant Supreme Court lawyer,” the “best advocate” of his generation.That would be the same John Roberts, now chief justice of the Supreme Court, that Mr. Cruz has been lambasting of late for last week’s ruling upholding a key piece of President Barack Obama’s signature health-care law.“When I began practicing, I worked hard to emulate his argument...
  • Ted Cruz: ‘I Salute Donald Trump’ for Speaking Out on Immigration

    07/04/2015 6:17:06 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 50 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | 7/3/15 | Josh Feldman
    Slowly but surely, some of Donald Trump‘s Republican rivals have come out to condemn his remarks about Mexican immigrant rapists and criminals. George Pataki got the ball rolling this week, and criticisms by Rick Perry, Marco Rubio, and others followed. But Ted Cruz––who defended Trump earlier this week––is still praising him. In a Meet the Press preview clip out tonight, Cruz told Chuck Todd,”I like Donald Trump. He’s bold, he’s brash.” He refused to get caught in a bout of Republican infighting. When Todd asked him if “rhetoric matters,” Cruz said, “I salute Donald Trump for focusing on the need...
  • Trump Is Right About Mexican Illegals Committing Crimes

    07/04/2015 5:18:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 4,015 | John Hawkins
    "We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men." – George Orwell Despite all the gnashing of teeth from the Left over Donald Trump’s comments about illegal aliens and liberals’ deliberate attempts to distort what he said, his controversial comments about Mexico are absolutely correct. "When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. …They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems to us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people." Despite attempts to...
  • MARCO RUBIO JUMPS IN WITH MSM: DONALD TRUMP ‘OFFENSIVE,’ ‘DIVISIVE,’ UNSERIOUS

    07/03/2015 11:08:28 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 108 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/3/15 | Breitbart News
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)80% released a statement Friday night attacking rival Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for a statement made during his campaign announcement speech 16 days ago. Rubio’s statement reads: Trump’s comments are not just offensive and inaccurate, but also divisive. Our next president needs to be someone who brings Americans together – not someone who continues to divide. Our broken immigration system is something that needs to be solved, and comments like this move us further from – not closer to – a solution. We need leaders who offer serious solutions to secure our border and fix our...
  • Ted Cruz continues to defend Donald Trump on immigration (Welcome Ted Cruz, welcome)

    07/03/2015 5:54:47 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 3 at 8:27 PM | By Katie Zezima
    Sen. Ted Cruz continues to defend Donald Trump on immigration. Cruz (R-Tex.), in an interview with "Meet the Press" praised Trump for talking about immigration. Trump has made inflammatory comments about Mexican immigrants, leading Macy's and Univision to sever ties with Trump. Cruz, speaking during his book tour in Marietta, GA., said he likes Trump, whom Cruz said is "bold" and "brash." Cruz said he's not going to attack Trump. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2015/07/03/ted-cruz-continues-to-defend-donald-trump-on-immigration/
  • 128 Unaccompanied Alien Children Caught At Mexican Border Per Day In May

    07/03/2015 1:18:50 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 11 replies
    CNS News ^ | Published July 3, 2015 | By Brittany M. Hughes,
    (CNSNews.com) – Data obtained by CNSNews.com from U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CPB) shows about 128 unaccompanied alien children (UACs) were apprehended at the Southwest U.S. border every day during the month of May. Read more at Cnsnews.com
  • Ted Cruz Reminds President Obama: “The US Constitution Matters”

    07/03/2015 9:22:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2015 | Humberto Fontova
    “President Barack Obama is the first president we've ever had who thinks he can choose which laws to enforce and which laws to ignore." (Senator Ted Cruz, March 6th, 2014) “It is a time to reclaim the Constitution of the United States.” (Senator Ted Cruz, March 23rd 2015.) While liberals applaud how the smiling, slobbering, tail-wagging Obama recently rolled-over yet again for Raul Castro (plan to open U.S. embassy) Cuba-watchers remind that—yes, though the Caitlyn Jenner saga is certainly fascinating—the U.S. Constitution is again being trashed. In brief, President Obama’s latest submission to Stalinist dictator Castro violates U.S. law, as...
  • Ted Cruz: Obama Can Put an Embassy in CUBA But Not in Jerusalem?

    07/03/2015 9:21:38 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 19 replies
    Daily Surge ^ | 07/02/2015 | Jerome Hudson
    As I wrote earlier, Obama’s logic is completely upside-down.The Communist country of Cuba is currently holding hundreds of political prisoners and is still funding terrorism around the world, but Barry has no problem normalizing diplomatic relations with the Communist Castro brothers, reestablishing an embassy in Havana, and opening up travel and trade with Cuba’s murderous regime.It’s a horrific decision from start to finish.Thankfully, Ted Cruz is out there saying the same thing more eloquently than I ever could.“How sad is it that under the Obama administration the United States is going to have an embassy in Havana before we have an embassy...
  • Staffer Told Ted Cruz He Thought a Reporter Was Nice. The GOP Candidate Responded With Harsh Advice

    07/02/2015 8:52:45 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 81 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jul. 2, 2015 6:15pm | Erica Ritz
    After a young staffer told Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz how “nice” a member of the media is, Cruz said he actually stopped the young man with a harsh reminder about the intentions of most reporters.“I actually stopped him and I said, ‘You know what? No, she’s not [nice]. She wants to destroy you. Nothing would make her happier than to take your life and filet you on the front pages. And don’t think for a minute that because she smiles and is friendly to you, that it’s anything else,’” Cruz said, sharing the story on The Glenn Beck Program.“Isn’t...
  • Ted Cruz Schools Univision Anchor On How The Constitution Works

    07/02/2015 8:48:10 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 34 replies
    Shark Tank ^ | July 2, 2015 | Javier Manjarres
    Senator Ted Cruz, who is also a Republican presidential candidate, appeared on Spanish-language TV network Univision’s Fusion TV, to pitched his new book ” A Time For Truth.”The interview was set up to promote the book, but anchor Jorge Ramos decided to take a quick left turn just past the great big gay rainbow, opening up the discussion about marriage equality and the recent Supreme Court decision about gay marriage.Ramos seems to desperately try to corner Cruz and convince him that judicial activism is how the U.S. government works.Professor Cruz took it upon himself to whip out his paddle and...
  • Sen. Cruz: America Should Stand With the Cuban People, Not With Their Dictators in Havana

    07/02/2015 8:42:53 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 6 replies
    Cruz.Senate.Gov ^ | July 1, 2015 | Senator Ted Cruz
    Pledges to oppose any ambassador to Cuba or funds for embassy construction WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding President Obama's announcement that his Administration has reached a deal with Cuba to reestablish full diplomatic relations with the communist country: "President Obama announced today he is continuing his policy of unconditional surrender to Fidel and Raul Castro by rewarding one of the most violently anti-American regimes on the planet with an embassy and an official representative of our government. I, for one, want the Cuban people to know that there are still those who...
  • McConnell Doubts Senate Will Confirm Ambassador to Cuba(What a strong statement from a true leader)

    07/02/2015 5:51:11 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 25 replies
    newsmax ^ | 7/2/15
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that his chamber is unlikely to approve an American ambassador to Cuba, dishing out a quick rebuff to President Barack Obama and his drive to normalize relations with the U.S. neighbor and longtime Cold War foe. The Kentucky Republican also suggested that the GOP — which controls Congress — would fight Obama administration efforts to fully lift trade and travel restrictions that have limited American commerce and tourism with the communist-led island nation. McConnell said the country was led by "a thuggish regime." The comments by McConnell came a day after Obama and...
  • 54% Think Mexico Should Compensate U.S. for Costs of Illegal Immigration (30% say Mexico is ally)

    07/02/2015 4:24:15 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 19 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | May 06, 2013
    President Obama met with Mexican President Enrique Peńa Nieto late last week to discuss ways to reduce violence and drug trafficking along the border and stressed his continued support for immigration legislation that provides a pathway to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants now in the United States. (SNIP) A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that just 30% of Americans view Mexico as an ally of the United States.
  • The book Ted Cruz really wanted to write

    07/02/2015 3:22:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    ThePolitico's The KGB File ^ | July 2, 2015 | Kate Bennett
    He hoped to emulate Barack Obama's memoir 'Dreams from My Father', which left a lasting impression. With his new book out this week, Ted Cruz is doing what he does best: getting a lot of attention by attacking … just about everyone. But the political memoir that he’s calling A Time for Truth wasn’t really the book Cruz started out wanting to write, says a source close to the Texas senator and presidential candidate. In fact, Cruz was hoping to emulate the writing of a man he has called “lawless” and “an apologist for radical Islamic terrorists” (among other fine...
  • Petition to Amazon: Remove Che Guevara

    07/02/2015 2:46:14 PM PDT · by mrdarklight · 32 replies
    change.org ^ | 7/2/2015 | Rob H.
    Hi folks, Owing to the recent removal of Confederate flags on Amazon, I decided to call them on it. I created a petition on change.org to call for them to remove all material related to Che Guevara, the Cuban Communist activist/terrorist. I personally don't care for the Confederate flag, but as a conservative, I don't think it's my place to decide what people fly in their yards, or wherever they want. That's not the American way. So if we are going to ban the Confederate flag, we should ban works that are far more destructive, like T-shirts and posters glorifying...
  • FLASHBACK Obama Says Illegal Immigration HURTS ‘Blue-Collar Americans,’STRAINS Welfare [VIDEO]

    07/02/2015 12:11:49 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 8 replies
    dailycaller.com/ ^ | 11/16/2014 | Neil Munro
    “The number of immigrants added to the labor force every year is of a magnitude not seen in this country for over a century,” Obama noted. “If this huge influx of mostly low-skill workers provides some benefits to the economy as a whole—especially by keeping our workforce young, in contrast to an increasingly geriatric Europe and Japan—it also threatens to depress further the wages of blue-collar Americans and put strains on an already overburdened safety net.”
  • CUBA DEMANDS RETURN OF GUANTANAMO, END OF US TV BROADCASTS IN RETURN FOR DIPLOMACY

    07/02/2015 1:50:22 PM PDT · by Will88 · 99 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 1, 2015 | Frances Martel
    While President Obama described the embassy as “not merely symbolic” and a move representing the liberation of the American people from “the past” in a speech this morning, the Cuban government issued a statement refusing to reestablish full diplomatic relations with the United States until America gifted the territory of Guantánamo Bay to Cuba and ceased broadcasting radio and television news reports into the island, which constitute the only way many Cubans have of receiving trustworthy international news.
  • Not so fast? Lawmakers poised to fight Obama on Cuba ambassador pick, embargo

    07/02/2015 12:59:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | July 2, 2015
    WASHINGTON – Declaring “this is what change looks like,” President Obama announced an agreement Wednesday to reestablish economic ties with Cuba and re-open embassies in each other’s capitals. But the historic step will also touch off a new round of battles with Congress. To complete the thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations, the Obama administration still needs to get lawmakers on board to confirm an ambassador, sign off on spending millions on a U.S. embassy in Havana and soften sanctions against the communist country that has a long history of human rights violations. That's no easy task. -- snip -- Rep. Illeana...