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  • Man with hotel room overlooking Women’s March caught with ‘tricked out’ assault rifle...

    03/12/2018 8:26:28 PM PDT · by semaj · 146 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | March 12, 2018 | Jared GIlmour
    ...Alaklouk — a Saudi citizen and native of Tunisia — had no gun permit, an expired Indiana driver’s license and had been living in Indiana illegally on a terminated student visa since September 2017, according to the criminal complaint. He’s now facing federal charges for possessing a gun while living in the country illegally. If convicted, he could face up to 10 years in federal prison.... Realizing his room overlooked the march, the hotel asked police to remove Alaklouk. Indianapolis police had Alaklouk and two unidentified men leave the room, according to the criminal complaint, and then authorities monitored Alaklouk...
  • Irish Prime minister to challenge Pence on Gay marriage views

    03/12/2018 3:38:35 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 40 replies
    Irish Independent ^ | 12th March 2018 | Phillip Ryan
    TAOISEACH Leo Varadkar has said he is concerned Irish whiskey could be targeted as part of the escalating trade war between the US and the EU. Speaking on the first day of his week-long visit to the US, Mr Varadkar said when he hears the EU threaten to put import tariffs on US bourbon, it concerns him that Irish whiskey could also be hit with tariffs. “When I hear bourbon whiskey I think the next response could be tariffs against Irish whiskey,” he said. Speaking at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, Mr Varadkar warned that a cross-Atlantic...
  • Republican Jewish Coalition calls for resignation of 7 Democrats over 'ties' to Farrakhan

    03/08/2018 8:46:35 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 25 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/8/18 | DAVID CAPLAN
    The Republican Jewish Coalition is calling for the resignation of seven Democratic members of Congress whom it claims are "connected" to controversial Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. The group describes him as a "known anti-Semite." Farrakhan has routinely spoke disparagingly about Jews over the years, as well as white people, in general. He was thrust into the mainstream spotlight again this week after excerpts from a speech he gave last week on the Nation of Islam's Saviour's Day surfaced online. During the speech, he once again described Jewish people -- who he says "are my enemy" -- in a...
  • Poll of 10 Trump states has some bad news for Senate Democrats

    03/08/2018 8:20:09 AM PST · by Republic Rocker · 45 replies
    The Week ^ | 3/8/2018 | The Week Editorial
    President Trump's national approval rating is still historically low — 39.8 percent in the RealClearPolitics average and 40.2 percent at FiveThirtyEight — but "as state-by-state polling of Trump's approval rating shows, the national mood really isn't so national," Nathaniel Rakich notes at FiveThirtyEight. "Voters in different corners of the country differ in how deep their anger runs — and at whom it's directed. ... To take control of the Senate, it doesn't much matter how Democrats perform elsewhere if they can't win both Nevada and Arizona and defend red-state Democrats in places like Missouri and Indiana." According to a new...
  • Rust-belt Democrats praise Trump's threatened metals tariffs

    03/02/2018 8:22:33 PM PST · by mdittmar · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 2, 2018 | Susan Cornwell
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican President Donald Trump’s market-jolting promise to slap heavy U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum imports has earned him praise from an unusual quarter - Democratic lawmakers. Some Democrats, mainly from Rust Belt states, but from other areas too, hailed the president’s plan for tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum.
  • Federal judge rules Indiana can't block resettlement of Syrian refugees: report

    03/01/2018 7:55:11 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 1, 2018 | AVERY ANAPOL
    A federal judge ruled that the state of Indiana cannot block Syrian refugees from resettling in the state under an order from then Gov. Mike Pence (R). In November 2015, Pence was part of a group of 16 governors who announced plans to block Syrian refugees from settling in their states in the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris. All but one of the governors were Republicans. The Indiana policy prevented state agencies from making payments to a nonprofit that helped resettle Syrian refugees. U.S. District Judge Tonya Walton Pratt on Tuesday ruled that Indiana could no longer withhold authorized...
  • INDOT: I-69 Section 6 Will Cost Nearly $1.6 Billion

    02/27/2018 11:13:47 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    Indiana Public Media ^ | February 8, 2018 | Taylor Haggerty and Barbara Brosher
    The final leg of Interstate 69 from Martinsville to Indianapolis will cost nearly $1.6 billion.ThatÂ’s according to the Final Environmental Impact Statement for I-69 Section 6 the state released Thursday. The analysis says construction could start in 2020 and wrap up within six years.Section 6 will run along the existing route of State Road 37. That means some of the many businesses that line the highway in Morgan, Johnson and Marion counties will have to move.The FEIS says more than 80 businesses, including a non-profit and fire station, will need to relocate. ThatÂ’s in addition to nearly 200 residences that...
  • Senate Republicans call on Trump to re-engage on TPP

    02/21/2018 2:55:42 PM PST · by seacapn · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/21/18 11:22 AM EST | Vicki Needham
    More than two dozen Senate Republicans are urging President Trump to re-engage in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. The 25 GOP lawmakers sent a letter to Trump on Friday saying they support his recent comments that he may consider U.S. participation if the 11-nation Asia-Pacific pact is improved.
  • Candidates in Indiana Republican U.S. Senate primary set for debate (video)

    02/20/2018 4:51:07 PM PST · by SMGFan · 9 replies
    fox 59 ^ | February 20, 2018
    Candidates in Indiana’s raucous Republican U.S. Senate primary are set to participate in their first debate. U.S. Reps. Luke Messer and Todd Rokita, as well as former state Rep. Mike Braun, will be at the Tuesday evening event in downtown Indianapolis. The debate is being sponsored by the Indiana chapter of Americans for Prosperity, a national political operation funded by billionaire industrialist brothers David and Charles Koch. It will be moderated by conservative WIBC radio commentator Tony Katz.
  • McConnell: Of course we’re going to lose seats this fall

    02/18/2018 1:41:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 122 replies
    Hot ^ | February 18, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    A new interview with Mitch McConnell this week showed the first cracks in the wall of his optimism about the midterms. While not going down a path of gloom and doom, he no longer sounds positive of breaking a long-standing trend of the party in power losing ground in such scenarios. He’s not coming out and saying the GOP’s majorities in both chambers are toast, but he seems to think they’ll be losing seats. (The Hill) Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says in a new interview that he expects to see GOP majorities in the House and Senate shrink...
  • GOP rep unveils 'Crumbs Act' to make bonuses tax-free, in swipe at Pelosi

    02/14/2018 2:17:23 AM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/13/18 | Samuel Chamberlain
    A Republican lawmaker is set to unveil legislation that would make most bonuses given out as a result of President Trump's tax reform plan tax-free -- and took a jab at House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi with the bill's name. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., has dubbed his bill the "Creating Relief and Useful Middle-Class Benefits and Savings" -- or "CRUMBS" Act. Pelosi, D-Calif., famously referred to the bonuses as "crumbs" in criticizing the tax plan last month. "Americans are receiving thousands of dollars in bonuses and more money in their paychecks thanks to President Trump's tax reform, but out-of-touch Democratic...
  • GOP Rep to Introduce the 'Crumbs Act' in Jab at Pelosi

    02/14/2018 5:34:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | February 14, 2018 | Leah Barkoukis
    Congressman Todd Rokita, R-Ind., will introduce legislation that helps Americans keep more of the bonuses they receive by making them tax-free. The legislation, “Creating Relief and Useful Middle-Class Benefits and Savings”—known as the CRUMBS Act—also takes a swipe at House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who has repeatedly downplayed the significance of the bonuses some Americans are receiving thanks to the GOP tax plan by referring to them as “crumbs.”“In terms of the bonus that corporate America received versus the crumbs that they are giving to workers to kind of put the schmooze on — it’s so pathetic,” she told reporters last...
  • Baby had 35 broken bones; foster parent faces battery, neglect charges

    02/10/2018 11:00:06 AM PST · by bgill · 42 replies ^ | Feb. 8, 2018 | staff
    A foster parent in Indianapolis admitted to injuring a 2-month-old baby in his care, and child welfare advocates are calling the case alarming. Doctors discovered that the baby had bruises on her body and 35 broken bones from her ribs to her hands, and now her foster parent is charged with neglect and battery. Court record shows the foster parent, 26-year-old Kyle Rice, has since bonded out of the Marion County Jail. The abuse came to light when when Rice’s mother noticed a suspicious mark on the baby’s leg and told his wife. The wife took the baby to the...
  • Pastor Begley: Melania Trump Demanded Spiritual Cleansing of White House, Removal of Pagan...

    02/08/2018 1:01:05 PM PST · by markomalley · 285 replies
    CNS News ^ | 2/8/18 | Michael W. Chapman
    While commenting on President Donald Trump's very public support for Christianity, as well as the frequent Bible studies and prayer gatherings held at the White House, evangelical Pastor Paul Begley said first lady Melania Trump demanded that the White House be spiritually cleansed and that pagan, demonic items and artificats from the Obama and Clinton years be removed.Melania Trump reportedly said, "I’m not going to go into that White House unless it has been completely exorcised," according to Pastor Begley. One thing was left, a cross on the wall. "They cleansed the White House," he said.  "They had people in there anointing it...
  • Prosecutor: Trump tweet on NFL player's death 'ghoulish and inappropriate' (Hurl alert)

    02/07/2018 11:52:49 AM PST · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 7, 2018 | Rebecca Savransky
    An Indiana prosecutor criticized President Trump for his comments Tuesday after police said the man accused of killing an Indianapolis Colts linebacker in a suspected drunk-driving accident was an undocumented immigrant. Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry said in a statement that comments politicizing the fatal crash were "ghoulish and inappropriate," The Associated Press reported on Wednesday. Curry said that his office would "vigorously prosecute" the case, according to the AP. “We are disheartened that ghoulish and inappropriate public commentary has politicized this tragedy,” Curry, a Democrat, said. “Much of such commentary, including tweets by the president, fails to acknowledge that...
  • President Donald Trump tweets about Edwin Jackson death

    02/06/2018 6:50:59 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    WRTV Indianapolis ^ | February 6, 2018 | by Matt McKinney
    INDIANAPOLIS -- President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday morning about the death of Indianapolis Colts player Edwin Jackson. Jackson was killed early Sunday morning when he and his Uber driver, 54-year-old Jeffrey Monroe, were pulled over on I-70 near Holt Road. They were outside the vehicle when a Ford F-150 crashed into them, killing both men. Police say the suspected driver, Manuel Orrego-Savala, 37, was intoxicated at the time of the crash. His BAC measured at 0.239 percent -- three times the legal limit. Orrego-Savala, a citizen of Guatemala by birth, is in the United States illegally, according to Indiana State...
  • Police: Suspect in Colts player’s crash death deported twice

    02/05/2018 9:15:13 AM PST · by markomalley · 38 replies
    AP ^ | 2/5/18
    Police say a man being held in a suspected drunken driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson has twice been deported from the U.S. Indiana State Police said Monday that 37-year-old Manuel Orrego-Savala is a citizen of Guatemala and gave officers a fake name following the Sunday accident. Investigators say he’s in U.S. illegally and was deported in 2007 and 2009. He remained in the Marion County Jail on Monday.
  • NFL player killed by drunk driver on ICE detainer

    02/04/2018 6:49:54 PM PST · by Tea Party Terrorist · 69 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | Feb 4, 2018
    Early this morning, Indiana Colts player Edwin Jackson was struck & killed by a suspected drunk driver who was unlicensed & ran from scene. Inmate booking records show the driver, Alex Cabrera Gonsales, is from Mexico w/an ICE detainer on him. h/t @JTTriguero
  • Overdose spike reported in or near Indianapolis shelter

    02/02/2018 10:38:08 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 1 replies ^ | FEB 2ND, 2018 | SABRINA RUSSELLO
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say about two dozen people were sickened by apparently overdosing on drugs in recent days in or around a men's homeless shelter in downtown Indianapolis. Steve Kerr, Wheeler Mission's chief development officer, tells The Indianapolis Star that 17 shelter guests overdosed inside or nearby. He says they're suspected to have taken so-called bath salts, which are chemicals that mimic the effects of cocaine and other powerful drugs.
  • Five people shot at least one dead in east side shooting (Indianapolis)

    01/28/2018 12:53:54 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 7 replies ^ | January 28, 2018
    INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department homicide detectives are investigating after at least five people were shot and one of them died in a shooting early Sunday morning near an east side bar. Officers were called to the 1300 block of Sherman Drive around 2 a.m. Sunday for the report of shots fired and multiple people shot.