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  • Trump urges Republican lawmakers to drop immigration effort

    06/23/2018 8:46:16 AM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 46 replies
    SRN News ^ | Jun 22, 2018 | Doina Chiacu;
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump urged Republicans lawmakers on Friday to drop their efforts to pass comprehensive immigration legislation until after the November elections that he hopes will see more party members voted into Congress. The Republican president, faced with a public outcry over his policy that separated children from their migrant parents at the U.S. border with Mexico, tried to refocus the immigration debate on Congress in a series of early posts on Twitter. Despite Republican control of both the House of Representatives and the Senate, the party’s slim 51-49 majority in the latter chamber makes some...
  • Trump: Nancy Pelosi and Cryin’ Chuck Schumer want to protect illegal immigrants more than citizens

    06/23/2018 1:00:06 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 36 replies
    Twitter ^ | June 23, 2018 | Donald J. Trump
    It’s very sad that Nancy Pelosi and her sidekick, Cryin’ Chuck Schumer, want to protect illegal immigrants far more than the citizens of our country. The United States cannot stand for this. We wants safety and security at our borders!
  • Protesters Confront Florida AG Pam Bondi

    06/23/2018 4:06:20 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 30 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 23, 2018 | Tamar Auber
    Protesters confronted Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi as she was leaving a screening of a new Fred Rogers documentary Friday night. Bondi was exiting a Won’t You Be My Neighbor? screening and being escorted out by police when a protester called her out on healthcare and followed her out the door. “What would Mr. Rogers think about you and your legacy in Florida? Taking away health insurance from people with pre-existing conditions, Pam Bondi!” activist Maria José Chapa, a labor organizer, yelled, according to the Tampa Bay Times. “Shame on you!”
  • Wanted dead, not alive: the lionfish. You can make $5,000 if you get rid of them

    06/22/2018 8:07:22 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    miamiherald.com ^ | Howard Cohen
    Wanted dead, not alive: the lionfish. You can make $5,000 if you get rid of them After the first 25, you have to submit tails for the chance to collect the top prize. Tails can be submitted at numerous checkpoints throughout Florida, including in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach, Islamorada, Tavernier, Marathon, Key West and Boca Raton. Participants can also get a 2018 Lionfish Challenge T-shirt, commemorative coin and entry into the FWC Lionfish Hall of Fame. ... Over the last five years, some dozen South Florida restaurants began serving lionfish on their menus because the delicate, flaky fish, often...
  • 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 · 118 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...
  • Man accused in the deaths of two women is in the country illegally, officials say (Miami)

    06/21/2018 4:51:55 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    A man identified as an undocumented immigrant from Honduras is accused of killing two women in Miami-Dade, police said. Juan Carlos Hernandez-Caseres, 37, is charged with the deaths of Ann Farran, 41, and Neidy Roche, 39, records showed.
  • 'I'm going to kill his kids': Man charged for allegedly threatening Rep. Mast's children

    06/20/2018 1:50:27 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 39 replies
    CBS News (cbs12 West Palm Florida) ^ | 06/19/2018 | Jordyn Grinnell
    A man is facing a serious charge after deputies say he threatened Congressman Brian Mast's children. A federal document filed with the U.S. District Court states Laurence Wayne Key called Rep. Mast's office in Washington, D.C. on Monday morning. An intern told investigators when he answered the phone the caller said, "I'm going to find congressman's kids and kill them. If you're going to separate kids at the border, I'm going to kill his kids. Don't try to find me because you won't." Investigators found the phone number belonged to Key, who lives in Stuart. Documents claim Key has called...
  • FL Senate: Yes, Democrat Bill Nelson Could Be In Deep, DEEP Trouble

    06/19/2018 8:40:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/18/2018 | Matt Vespa
    In the Sunshine State, Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, is banking on incumbency and gun control to get him over the top. He’s been lucky throughout his Senate career in facing opponents who haven’t been the best, especially during his 2000 re-election campaign. This year is different—and he knew it. Last year, Politico reported that Nelson met with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and other Democrats ahead what will be a true contest. He’ll be fighting for his political life and he needs money. Republican Gov. Rick Scott, who is term-limited, has tossed his hat into the ring. Despite his recent...
  • 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...
  • MB teen charged after police say he raped, taunted victim with guns (Myrtle Beach, SC)

    06/18/2018 10:55:33 AM PDT · by bgill · 35 replies
    myrtle beach online ^ | June 14, 2018 | Michaela Broyles
    A Myrtle Beach teen is behind bars after police say he raped a girl, and later, with the help of three others, used guns to taunt her. Horry County police arrested 17-year-old Joshua Hughes Tuesday evening in connection with the incident. On June 8, an officer spoke with the 16-year-old female victim at a local hospital. On the night of June 6, Hughes picked her up from her Murrells Inlet home following their conversation on Snapchat, according to an incident report... Shortly after the rape, the two other males, along with a fourth suspect, began to bang on the door,...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,June 18-22,2018

    06/18/2018 9:21:00 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 112 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | June 18, 201i | Rush Limbaugh
    Good Morning/Afternoon,MEGAITISHOTFOLKS!DITTOS!
  • Parkland students hold gun violence town hall meeting at Cardinal Ritter [Camera Hogs in Ferguson]

    06/18/2018 7:40:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    FOX ST LOUIS ^ | D Henderson
    .... town hall included David Hogg, the young man whose been one of the leaders of the movement following the Parkland shooting. Hogg was one of the panelist at the town hall meeting that in other students from Parkland and St. Louis students. Before arriving at Cardinal Ritter, Parkland students went to Ferguson to meet and speak with Michael Brown, Sr. the father of Michael Brown, Jr.
  • 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...
  • “Suspected Walmart robber tries to carjack two different cars, both drivers pull out guns”

    06/17/2018 8:45:52 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 12 replies
    The robber tries to carjack a vehicle, but the driver pulls a concealed handgun on him. He then tries to carjack a second driver, only to find that she is also armed. At that point, the driver gives up and hides in the restroom of a nearby store.
  • 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.”
  • Florida Man Tries Two Carjackings, Discovers Both Drivers Are Carrying Guns

    06/16/2018 10:59:51 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 30 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 06/16/18 | Dan Zimmerman
    Before the Parkland shooting and Governor Rick Scott’s capitulation to the forces of civilian disarmament, Florida was affectionately known as The Gunshine State. That moniker was earned for having the most citizens with concealed carry permits in the nation…nearly 1.8 million. One side benefit of all those armed law-abiders going about their business is that it makes things more difficult for law-breakers. That’s a fact that Christopher Hill learned the hard way. Hill apparently didn’t have much of a plan for robbing a Jacksonville Walmart, but rob it he did. After jumping over a counter and grabbing a cash...
  • Disney faces Pulse, Parkland protest for support of 'NRA sellout' Putnam

    06/13/2018 3:16:56 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 40 replies
    Orlando Sentinal ^ | 06/13/18 | Gray Rohrer
    Survivors of the mass shootings at Pulse nightclub and Parkland are planning to pressure Walt Disney Co. to withdraw its support of self-described “NRA sellout” Adam Putnam by holding a “die-in” at a Disney property sometime this month. National Die-In, a group co-founded by Parkland survivors, is in the early stages of organizing the demonstration where protesters lie in a corpse-like pose to emphasize the effect of shooting massacres. The protest would be at a Disney headquarters or Orlando theme park. “We want to keep doing these protests to show people we aren’t backing down,” Nurah Abdulhaqq, a Georgia teen...