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  • This top Rand Paul donor just made a big endorsement in the presidential race

    02/05/2016 8:40:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Rare ^ | February 3, 2016 | Corie W. Stephens
    Tech entrepreneur Scott Banister has long been an ally to the liberty movement. The angel investor, IronPort founder, and PayPal board member donated $3 million to a Rand Paul supporting Super PAC, and has been a vocal supporter of the libertarian Republican. Now that Rand Paul is out of the presidential race, Banister has thrown his support behind Ted Cruz. Cruz is a self-described constitutional conservative who earned the endorsements of both Rand and Ron Paul in his 2012 Texas Senate race. Scott Banister Our best chance for a constitutional presidency is now @tedcruz. #LibertariansForCruz Cruz's relationship with the Pauls...
  • Obama’s war against medical marijuana is the biggest of any president

    02/06/2016 9:51:27 AM PST · by grundle · 43 replies
    wordpress ^ | February 6, 2016 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Obama's war against medical marijuana is the biggest of any president, which is the exact opposite of what he had promised Campaign promisesIn May 2008, Obama campaign spokesperson Ben LaBolt said that Obama would end DEA raids on medical marijuana in states where it's legal.Also in 2008, Obama said that he supported the "basic concept of using medical marijuana for the same purposes and with the same controls as other drugs" and that he was "not going to be using Justice Department resources to try to circumvent state laws."Federal raids against medical marijuana in states where it's legalDespite Obama’s campaign...
  • High-profile gay activist minister charged with sexually abusing boy in 1970s

    02/04/2016 2:20:40 PM PST · by NYer · 15 replies
    Life Site News ^ | February 2, 2016 | Pete Baklinski
    TORONTO, February 2, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) -- Canada’s most celebrated homosexual activist minister has been charged for allegedly sexually abusing a boy in the mid-1970s. Rev. Brent Hawkes, 65, of the Metropolitan Community Church in Toronto, has been charged with indecent assault on a male and gross indecency. He was summoned to court in Kentville, Nova Scotia yesterday to face the charges. Local police have refused to provide further details.   Hawkes, who lives with his male "husband," has become a major icon of homosexual activism in Canada. He famously flouted Canadian law by illegally "marrying" a homosexual couple in his Toronto church...
  • Five Myths About Marijuana and You

    10/28/2015 6:37:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 63 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/28/2015 | James Arlandson
    Myths about marijuana are apparent in college papers, online, and in the media. The users are eager to believe they dont have a problem, so an entire mythology has grown up around the plant. But here are the counterarguments
  • How Ted Cruz may benefit from Rand Paul dropping out

    02/03/2016 11:41:51 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 3, 2016 | Katie Zezima
    HENNIKER, N.H. - For months, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) has tried to poach libertarian-leaning voters here away from Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.). Now, with Paul's exit from the race, Cruz has even more of an opening to make inroads with supporters of the Kentucky Republican. Cruz is running as a tea-party darling and evangelical Christian, constituencies that helped propel him to victory in the Iowa caucuses. But he is also attempting to expand that base, particularly with libertarian-leaning supporters. Here in New Hampshire, Cruz speaks of limited government, gun rights and privacy. "But part of the reason we're more competitive...
  • Ted Cruz mega-donor is a gay, pro-pot, PayPal-founding billionaire (7/3/12)

    02/03/2016 11:16:06 AM PST · by drewh · 78 replies
    Tea Party-backed Senate candidate Ted Cruz points with pride to the army of small conservative donors supporting him. But his largest longtime contributor is a gay billionaire who supports same-sex marriage and marijuana legalization, campaign finance filings show. Peter Thiel, a German-born hedge fund manager and founder of the online payment system PayPal, gave Cruz $251,000 in 2009 for his aborted run for attorney general. The money represented 19 percent of the total raised for that campaign, which Cruz ended after Attorney General Greg Abbott decided to run for re-election. Thiel’s political and financial support for gay rights and legal...
  • Officials: Boko Haram burns kids alive in Nigeria, 86 dead

    02/01/2016 8:52:56 PM PST · by detective · 33 replies
    MSN News ^ | Feb 1 2016 | ISMAIL ALFA and HARUNA UMAR,
    A survivor hidden in a tree says he watched Boko Haram extremists firebomb huts and heard the screams of children burning to death, among 86 people officials say died in the latest attack by Nigeria's homegrown Islamic extremists. Scores of charred corpses and bodies with bullet wounds littered the streets from Saturday night's attack on Dalori village and two nearby camps housing 25,000 refugees, according to survivors and soldiers at the scene just 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Maiduguri, the birthplace of Boko Haram and the biggest city in Nigeria's northeast.
  • What happens when you get stoned every single day for five years

    02/01/2016 12:39:58 PM PST · by Mariner · 85 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 1st, 2016 | By Christopher Ingraham
    New research published today in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine confirms what many of us have suspected for some time: If you smoke a lot of weed -- like a lot of it -- it can potentially do permanent damage to your short-term memory. Professor Reto Auer of the University of Lausanne led a team of researchers who examined data on the marijuana habits of nearly 3,400 Americans over a 25-year period. At the end of the study period, the subjects took a battery of tests designed to assess cognitive abilities -- memory, focus, ability to make quick decisions, etc....
  • Lets Hope the GOP is Serious About Sentencing Reform

    07/15/2015 7:50:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Joly 15, 2015 | Bob Barr
    Last Friday, President Obama wrote 46 letters to men and women across the United States that will change their lives. Dear Jerry, Obama wrote to one man, I wanted to personally inform you that I will be granting your application for commutation. Jerry, like the others, is a convicted drug offender who, Obama claims, should long ago have served his time and been released back into society. Instead, tens of thousands of other low-level drug offenders continue to fester in federal prison; the consequence of overzealous, 1980s-era mandatory minimum sentencing requirements that have led to dangerous overcrowding in the federal...
  • Conservatives Oppose Mass Criminal Release

    02/01/2016 6:50:03 AM PST · by detective · 12 replies
    AIM ^ | February 1, 2016 | Cliff Kincaid
    With the presidential race the focus of most of the media attention, a major division among Senate Republicans over so-called "criminal justice reform" has gotten little attention. But the liberal media are now beginning to notice that conservatives are mounting a campaign to stop a piece of legislation that has been advertised as a major part of President Obama's left-wing legacy. The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act (S. 2123) would release thousands of criminals back on the streets at a time of rising crime rates, in the name of reducing what liberals call "mass incarceration."
  • Mexican Actress Kate Del Castillo Under Investigation On Suspicion Of Money Laundering (Trump hater)

    01/30/2016 7:11:36 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 9 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | 25 Jan 2016
    WESTLAKE DISTRICT (CBSLA.com) — A handful of fans held signs outside of the Mexican consulate Monday in support of actress Kate del Castillo, who is under investigation on suspicion of money laundering in Mexico.
  • Alexis Arquette calls out Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith as ‘gay’ hypocrites

    01/19/2016 2:56:24 PM PST · by presidio9 · 57 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Tuesday, January 19, 2016
    Take note Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith: Getting political has its risks. After the actress declared Monday that she will be boycotting the Oscars after her husband was snubbed, Alexis Arquette took a major swing at the pair for what she alleges is hypocrisy. The transgender actress and gender-rights activist "outed" the married couple with a Facebook post that argued that Mr. and Mrs. Smith’s comments on race and the Oscars were invalid because they won't ’fess up about their alleged homosexuality. "When Jada comes out as Gay and her beard husband admits his first marriage ended when she...
  • Univ. of San Francisco: Straights, Whites Have "Heterosexual," Racist "Privilege"

    11/02/2014 6:27:18 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 78 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/2/14 | Aurelius
    In a new campaign to reportedly raise awareness of "privilege," the University of San Francisco is handing out fliers telling anyone who is white, straight, Christian, or "able-bodied" that they are privileged and need to "check their privilege." The campaign was put together by three professors at the college and Student Life. The fliers also claim that if you believe that your gender identity and biological gender are the same (that is, if you consider yourself a male and you are biologically male), you are privileged as well. No matter who you are, no matter what your situation in life,...
  • San Francisco police recite pledge to root out intolerance

    01/30/2016 9:29:08 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 30, 2016 12:10 PM EST | Paul Elias
    San Francisco police officers are being asked to combat racism in the ranks and take a pledge to turn in colleagues displaying intolerant behavior, such as slurs and jokes targeting people of color, gays and women. The pledge is part of a broader public relations campaign by the embattled police department to repair frayed relations with minority neighborhoods and community activists. The campaign comes amid growing tensions between police and black communities that are shaking up departments across the country and have led to the dismissal of top brass in some cities, including Chicago. Politically progressive San Francisco is not...
  • Brave Browser: Ousted Mozilla CEO Is Changing the Web Again

    01/30/2016 9:22:23 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 42 replies
    The New American ^ | 29 January 2016 | C. Mitchell Shaw
    After Brendan Eich resigned as CEO of the Mozilla Corporation amid controversy when it was revealed that he had given $1,000 to support a California ban on same-sex marriage, he set out to do again what he had done with Mozilla's Firefox browser: revolutionize the way people access the Internet.His newest venture is as bold as what he did when he co-founded the Mozilla project, the Mozilla Foundation, and the Mozilla Corporation. He has started a new company that is producing a browser that promises to strike a balance between web-based advertising and privacy. Coming from anyone else, this promise...
  • Medical marijuana will be on Florida ballot in November

    01/28/2016 8:33:45 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 31 replies
    Floridians will decide this November whether to allow medical marijuana in the state. On Wednesday, a constitutional amendment to legalize the drug gained enough signed petitions to qualify for the ballot next November. If passed, the amendment would allow doctors to prescribe marijuana for people with “debilitating conditions” such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, epilepsy or multiple sclerosis. Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article56931218.html#storylink=cpy
  • Sanders camp suspicious of Microsoft’s influence in Iowa Caucus

    01/28/2016 5:50:54 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 14 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 1/27/2016 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    The campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is raising questions about the involvement of Microsoft in the Iowa Caucuses, now just five days away, and has built a independent system to check the official results. For the first time this year, Microsoft partnered with the Iowa Democratic and Republican Parties to provide a technology platform with which the parties will run their caucuses. The software giant created separate mobile apps for each party, which officials at hundreds of caucuses across the state will use to report out results from individual precincts to party headquarters for tabulation. The arrangement has...
  • Mixed Signals from Italy's Bishops as Vote Approaches on Civil Partnership Bill?

    01/28/2016 6:08:24 AM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 1/26/16 | Alessandra Nucci
    Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco insists the bishops are united, but questions exist about how supportive Pope Francis is of open opposition to controversial legislation supporting same-sex partnerships The pressure to subvert traditional ethics on issues pertaining to life, the family and education, which has been sweeping through the European Union from West to East, is currently being halted by the former "Iron Curtain" countries, and in Italy, where the struggle has been pitting grassroots movements against the European Establishment for at least a dozen years now. As befits the country that has hosted the papacy for almost all of the twenty...
  • Tyson Fury cleared by British Boxing Board of Control over 'homophobic and sexist comments'

    01/27/2016 2:31:48 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    Mirror UK ^ | Wednesday, January 27, 2016 | David Anderson
    "There is no suggestion that he has broken the law by exercising his right to freedom of expression", read the statement. Cleared: Fury faces no action from the BBBC. Tyson Fury has escaped with just a ticking off from boxing's bigwigs for his homophobic and sexist rants. Fury was interviewed by the British Boxing Board of Control stewards yesterday and they claim they cannot punish the world heavyweight king because of his right to free speech. "In such circumstances, the stewards of the British Boxing Board of Control have been advised that they cannot interfere with his basic human rights....
  • Lexington Mayor Jim Gray running against US Sen. Rand Paul

    01/26/2016 2:46:37 PM PST · by brothers4thID · 12 replies
    Lexington Herald Leader ^ | 1-26-2016 | Sam Youngman
    Lexington Mayor Jim Gray filed to run for the U.S. Senate Tuesday morning as a Democrat, declaring his candidacy to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul on the day of Kentucky’s filing deadline. Gray, 62, told the Herald-Leader Monday night that he decided to challenge Paul last week and that he “absolutely” thinks he can win despite the state’s rightward lurch and widespread disapproval of President Barack Obama. Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article56605288.html#storylink=cpy
  • 'Twilight' Star Kristin Stewart on Gender Gap: Quit Complaining and Do Something

    01/26/2016 3:00:39 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies
    TruthRevolt ^ | Tuesday, January 26, 2016 | Sarah Fisher
    "It's boring." Actress and star of the blockbuster Twilight movie series Kristin Stewart spoke with Variety magazine about the supposed gender gap in Hollywood's paycheck. "Instead of sitting around and complaining about that, do something," Stewart said. "Go write something, go do something." "And that's easy to say," she continued. "Like, ****, it's hard to get movies made. It's a huge luxury. Who gets to just make movies? But that subject is just so prevalently everywhere right now, and it's boring." "Guys make more money because their movies make more money," she added. "Let's start making more movies. It makes...
  • Bill would toss adoption preference for heterosexual couples [Arizona]

    01/24/2016 6:02:38 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 23, 2016 10:09 PM EST | Bob Christie
    Democrats in the Arizona Legislature want a law that requires judges to give preferences to married heterosexual couples in adoption stricken from the books. The legislation introduced in both the Senate and House removes current language giving preferences to a husband and wife over others in adoptions. Backers say the U.S. Supreme Court's decision last year legalizing same-sex marriage bans laws giving preferences to heterosexual couple over gay couples. Sen. Steve Farley, D-Tucson, also said single parents shouldn't be given second-tier status on adoptions so the proposal completely eliminates preferences for married couples. He said single parents are just as...
  • Donald Trump op-ed: My vision for a Culture of Life

    01/23/2016 8:47:03 AM PST · by ironman · 275 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 23, 2016 | Donald Trump
    Let me be clear - I am pro-life. I support that position with exceptions allowed for rape, incest or the life of the mother being at risk. I did not always hold this position, but I had a significant personal experience that brought the precious gift of life into perspective for me. My story is well documented, so I will not retell it here. However, what I will do with the remaining space is express my feelings about life, and the culture of life, as we just marked the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade. I build things. There is...
  • Donald Trump noticeably absent from GOP candidates standing for life on anniversary of Roe

    01/24/2016 2:09:17 AM PST · by Sun · 133 replies
    Live Action News ^ | Jan. 22, 2016 | Kristi Burton Brown
    On the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, many GOP presidential contenders were not silent. While Democrats Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton continue to defend the horrors of abortion, Republicans Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Rick Santorum, Carly Fiorina, and Ben Carson took to social media. Recognizing the tragedy of over 58 million lives lost, these candidates explained why they stand for life. Donald Trump, however, has been silent on abortion, the March for Life, and Roe v. Wade all day. He is the only GOP front runner to avoid making a statement. Issues concerning Trump’s pro-abortion past continue...
  • Veterans testify on Kansas medical marijuana bill

    01/22/2016 9:25:06 AM PST · by ConservingFreedom · 4 replies
    Lawrence Journal-World ^ | January 21, 2016
    Topeka - Navy veteran Raymond Schwab started treating symptoms from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder with a slew of prescription medications that he said nearly ruined his life. But he found relief in cannabis therapy that helped him to get a degree and be a more effective parent, Schwab told a panel of Kansas senators on a second day of hearings. The Kansas Senate's Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee heard Schwab - who was deployed during the Bosnian War in the 1990s - and other opponents testify about a bill that would soften criminal penalties for marijuana possession, allow for hemp oil...
  • House panel rejects bill blocking gay marriage in Tennessee

    01/20/2016 4:39:51 PM PST · by GIdget2004 · 12 replies
    WSMV ^ | 01/20/2016 | Erik Schelzig
    A bill seeking to block the U.S. Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling in Tennessee has been defeated in a subcommittee of the state House over concerns about nullifying federal rulings. The five-member panel defeated the measure sponsored by Republican Rep. Mark Pody on a voice vote on Wednesday. Republican Rep. Mike Carter of Chattanooga said that while he disagrees with the high court's ruling, he considered the bill to turn back the ruling a step too far. In Carter's words: "I equate nullification with anarchy."
  • Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post: Don’t count out non-Trump, non-Cruz candidates yet

    01/18/2016 11:16:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Waco Tribune ^ | January 19, 2016 | Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post
    Following the Thursday GOP presidential debate, the campaigns are trying to make the most of their gains and minimize their problems coming out of feisty face-offs with their rivals. Donald Trump is continuing to bash Sen. Ted Cruz over his "New York values" slur; Cruz responded with a snarky dig at liberal politicians, which was non-responsive considering his crack was about the values of New York. More forcefully, Trump is keeping the flap going about Cruz's Goldman Sachs and Citibank loans, telling Jake Tapper, "How are you going to be president if you didn't know about a million-dollar loan from...
  • NY Farm Couple Must Still Pay Thousands in Fine for Refusing to Host Gay Wedding

    01/16/2016 2:46:47 PM PST · by kindred · 88 replies
    "All Robert and I want is the freedom to peacefully live and work faithfully on our family farm and according to what God says about marriage without fear of government punishment. The America we love is one where we respect each other's differences, and the government still protects the freedom to have those differences. Others have the freedom to say or not say what they want to about marriage, and that's all we are asking for, as well." -Cynthia Gifford (New York)—[CBN News] A New York court has upheld a state decision to fine a farm couple for refusing to...
  • (Flashback: 2014): New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo: Pro-life people not welcome in New York

    01/15/2016 5:53:13 AM PST · by don-o · 90 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/20/14 | Charlie Spiering
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo believes that pro-life activists, along with anti-gay activists and supporters of the Second Amendment, are not welcome in his state. During a radio interview on Friday, Cuomo pointed out that Republicans were in the midst of a schism, where conservatives worked against moderate Republicans. "Their problem is not me and the Democrats; their problem is themselves," he said. "Who are they? Are they these extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay? Is that who they are? Because if that's who they are and they're the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of...
  • Planned Parenthood doubles down on illegal teen sex advice: No need to tell partners you have HIV

    01/11/2016 9:58:40 AM PST · by wagglebee · 24 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/11/16 | Father Mark Hodges
    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 11, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – In the United States, it is illegal for someone with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) to keep that fact from his or her sexual partners. Planned Parenthood says that law is against the civil rights of people living with HIV. The International Planned Parenthood Federation published in 2010 a guide for youth infected with HIV titled "Healthy, Happy and Hot." The pamphlet is being introduced overseas in new areas, recreating controversy by teaching that those with HIV do not have to disclose their infection status to those they could infect. HIV is the...
  • LGBT group protests firing of gay music minister at Germantown church

    01/10/2016 11:46:38 PM PST · by 5150 FREEPER · 35 replies
    WTOP Washington ^ | 1/10/16 | Kathy Stewart
    GERMANTOWN, Md. — On Sunday, a group representing LGBT Catholics protested the firing of a music minister at Mother Seton Catholic Church in Germantown. They claim the dismissal was discriminatory because he is gay and married to a man. As the morning mass proceeded inside the church, a handful of protesters were outside in a show of support for Jeffery Higgins, a cantor who worked at the parish. A cantor leads public worship within a liturgy through music. Higgins says he was terminated on Nov. 8, 2015 for a simple reason: “Because I’m gay and married to my husband, Robert...
  • Mexican Authorities Want to Speak With Sean Penn About 'El Chapo' Meeting (Penn's phone was tapped)

    01/10/2016 1:09:12 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 52 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1/10/16 | GABE GUTIERREZ and ELISHA FIELDSTADT
    Mexican authorities want to speak with U.S. actor Sean Penn and Latin television star Kate del Castillo, a Mexican law enforcement official told NBC News Sunday. The revelation came a day after Rolling Stone published a secret interview that Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman apparently gave to Penn while on the run. The official also said that investigators were able to learn details about Guzman's whereabouts by intercepting phone conversations between Penn, Del Castillo and the drug lord.
  • Contest to find best pun name for Sean Penn

    01/10/2016 7:36:24 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 88 replies
    FREEP | 1/10/1 3 | CharlesOconnell
    Sean Penn's "secret interview" inadvertently led authorities to arrest El Chapo despite security precautions. What pun name can you give him based on his role names, movie titles, girlfriend dramas or public statements?
  • Sean Penn's Interview and Rolling Stone Magazine fluff up El Chapo’s reputation [Read Excerpt]

    01/10/2016 7:32:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/10/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    When El Chapo was arrested (again) I didn’t pay all that much attention to the story. That’s not to say that it wasn’t important or that both Mexico and the DEA didn’t have a good reason to hunt him down, but it’s not the sort of thing that’s going to change the world in a substantive, positive way. When you take out a cartel kingpin like that there are plenty more ready and eager to take his place. Even if you could identify, locate and take out his entire army, all you’d manage to do would be to cause...
  • “Hey Bud, Let’s Party With El Chapo!”

    01/10/2016 6:31:18 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-10-2016 | MOTUS
    Well I didn’t win the Powerball drawing last night. And apparently you didn’t either. With no winners in Saturday night's record $949.8 million Powerball jackpot, the next jackpot could reach an estimated $1.3 billion, lottery officials said early Sunday. What would you do if you won $1.3 billion? And since we’re playing make believe, let’s pretend that you don’t have to first give half your winnings to the IRS. I’d buy new appliances and spend the rest buying the 2016 American presidential election. At least I think $1.3 billion would be enough to Make America Great Again (MAGA).Alternatively, if it...
  • Sean Penn: I Don't Miss My Gun Collection (1/13/2015)

    01/10/2016 5:09:24 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 51 replies
    Eonline ^ | 1/13/15 | MARC MALKIN
    It sounds like Sean Penn has given up guns for good. It was at his annual pre-Golden Globes gala for J/P HRO that he revealed that girlfriend Charlize Theron convinced him to have his collection of nearly 65 firearms turned into a sculpture by artist Jeff Koons and then auctioned off for the Haiti relief organization. Penn told me at this year's benefit on Saturday night that he's not missing the weapons. "I think guns are not something to be missed," he said.
  • Mexico: Drug lord located thanks to interview with Sean Penn

    01/10/2016 5:04:37 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 1/10/16 | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO and KATHERINE CORCORAN
    The recapture of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman took a surprise, Hollywood twist when a Mexican official said security forces located the whereabouts of the world's most-wanted trafficker thanks to a secret interview with U.S. actor Sean Penn. -snip- A Mexican federal law enforcement official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not permitted to comment on the issue, told the Associated Press it was the Penn interview that led authorities to Guzman in a rural part of Durango state in October. -snip- There was no immediate response from Penn's representatives to the Mexican official's comments.
  • Sean Penn's interview helped us catch El Chapo, say Mexican sources

    01/10/2016 4:54:40 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    CNBC ^ | 1/10/16 | CNBC with Reuters
    Actor Sean Penn's interview with drug boss Joaquin "Chapo" Guzman was one factor that led to Mexican security forces capturing the kingpin, a government source told Reuters. Mexico's government was aware of the October interview with the legendary boss of the Sinaloa drugs cartel and was closely monitoring Penn's movements, a second government source told the news agency. -snip- Penn also wrote that he was aware the Mexican government and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration likely knew of his movements.
  • Sean Penn Interview Led Law Enforcement To 'El Chapo': Mexico Official

    01/10/2016 4:31:53 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 46 replies
    Deadline ^ | 1/9/16 | Kinsey Lowe
    Sean Penn's secret interview with Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman helped law enforcement authorities to locate El Chapo's whereabouts. A Mexican official insisting on anonymity said Saturday it was the Penn interview as well as the drug lord's contacts with other celebrities that initially led law enforcement to authorities to Guzman in a rural part of Durango state in October. At that time the official said they called off their raid because Guzman was was with two women and a child, according to the Associated Press. Officials in Mexico earlier in the day suggested it was the allure a potential...
  • Mexico Seeks to Extradite ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán to U.S.

    01/09/2016 2:58:43 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies
    Mexico Seeks to Extradite ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán to U.S. José de Córdoba and Dudley Althaus Updated Jan. 9, 2016 5:24 p.m. ET MEXICO CITY—Mexico will act on U.S. requests to extradite captured drug lord Joaquín Guzmán, the government said Saturday. Mr. Guzmán, known as “El Chapo” or “Shorty,” was recaptured Friday after escaping from a maximum-security prison in Mexico in July. Mr. Guzmán faces federal indictments in Chicago and in six other U.S. cities for drug trafficking, money laundering and other crimes, such as homicide. The U.S. has filed two extradition requests with the Mexican government, which has ruled the...
  • Mexico aims to fulfill U.S. extradition request for 'Chapo' Guzman: sources

    01/09/2016 9:13:31 AM PST · by bkopto · 29 replies
    Rooters ^ | Jan 9, 2016 | Dave Graham, Simon Gardner, Mary Milliken
    Mexico's government aims to fulfill a request from the United States to extradite the newly-recaptured drug lord Joaquin "Chapo" Guzman to face drug trafficking charges, sources familiar with the situation said on Saturday. The Mexican Attorney General's office will be working as fast as possible to establish the path to extradition, and Chapo could be extradited by mid-year, one of the sources said. However the timing will likely depend on any injunctions filed by Guzman´s lawyers.
  • 'El Chapo' returned to Mexico Altiplano prison (where he escaped from)

    01/08/2016 10:57:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    BBC News ^ | January 9, 2016
    Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been recaptured and sent back to the maximum-security prison he escaped from six months ago. He was paraded before cameras before being bundled into a helicopter to Altiplano prison in central Mexico. He escaped from there in July through a tunnel dug in the showers. ...
  • After "Escape" Mexican Authorities Have Re-Captured Drug Kingpin El Chapo

    01/08/2016 12:45:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 8, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    Six months ago infamous Mexican drug kingpin and billionaire Joaquin El Chapo Guzman "escaped," for the second time, from a prison in Mexico. He escaped the first time by hiding in a laundry basket. The second time, he left the prison through a tunnel in his cell.  Pro-tip: El Chapo isn't "escaping," they're letting him out. That's how things work in Mexico.— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) July 13, 2015 Now, El Chapo has been recaptured and the United States, specifically the Drug Enforcement Agency, is demanding he be extradicted to the United States. The navy said in a statement that marines,...
  • 'El Chapo' captured after six months on the run: Mexico's president

    “Mission accomplished : we have it. I want to inform Mexicans Joaquin Guzman Loera has been arrested,” President Pena Nieto said in a tweet from his verified Twitter account.
  • 'El Chapo' caught! 'Mission accomplished': Mexican President says 'El Chapo' caught

    01/08/2016 10:37:01 AM PST · by Dacula · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 1-8-2016 | Greg Botelho
    Drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been captured, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced Friday via Twitter.
  • Sean Penn Sat for Secret Interview With ‘El Chapo,’ Mexican Drug Lord

    01/09/2016 6:29:40 PM PST · by dynachrome · 23 replies
    NYT ^ | 1-9-16 | RAVI SOMAIYA
    By 15, he said in an interview conducted in a jungle clearing by the actor and director Sean Penn for Rolling Stone magazine, he had begun to grow marijuana and poppies because there was no other way for his impoverished family to survive. Now, unapologetically, he said: “I supply more heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana than anybody else in the world. I have a fleet of submarines, airplanes, trucks and boats.” Though his fortune, estimated at $1 billion, has come with a trail of blood, he does not consider himself a violent man. “Look, all I do is defend myself,...
  • Actor Sean Penn reveals he met the world's most wanted drug lord El Chapo, but DID NOT turn him in

    01/09/2016 7:35:50 PM PST · by Rockitz · 44 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | 9 January 2016 | Ollie Gillman For Dailymail.com
    Sean Penn met and interviewed El Chapo while he was on the run in October last year and got him to admit to being the world's biggest drug lord - but did not turn the fugitive kingpin in. The extraordinary meeting took place in the Mexican jungle and was arranged by Penn, Mexican actress Kate del Castillo and a fixer, with the permission of the Sinaloa cartel. In an article written by Penn for Rolling Stone, El Chapo says: 'I supply more heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana than anybody else in the world. I have a fleet of submarines, airplanes,...
  • Sean Penn Interviews El Chapo for Rolling Stone…

    01/09/2016 8:33:55 PM PST · by dennisw · 17 replies
    breitbart. ^ | jan 9 2016
    Sean Penn interviewed fugitive Mexican drug lord Joaquín Guzmán Loera, known as “El Chapo,” who was captured and returned to prison Friday, for Rolling Stone magazine. Loera was said to have been captured when he reached out to producers and actors about making a biopic of his life. The interview published Saturday evening was conducted in October while the drug lord was on the run from Mexican and U.S. authorities. Mexican actress Kate del Castillo, star of soap opera “La Reina del Sur,” conducted the interview with Penn. It was arranged through a producer he calls Espinoza in the article....
  • CNN Town Hall Didn't Go Well for Obama (Very long Article)

    01/08/2016 4:22:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 8, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Hey, folks, did you see that CNN/Obama whatever it was on gun control last night? It was kind of surprising. It was shocking, in fact. Anderson Cooper did not roll over for Obama. They had Chris Kyle's wife in there. She made mincemeat out of Obama on this. And Obama even addressed this "silly conspiracy" he talks about that people think that he wants to get guns out of everybody's hands so he could declare martial law. But if you watched that thing last night, how in the world can you conclude anything but Obama wants to...
  • Alabama’s chief justice defiant: doubles down on upholding state’s ‘gay marriage’ ban

    01/08/2016 11:44:52 AM PST · by wagglebee · 20 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/8/16 | Lisa Bourne
    MONTGOMERY, Alabama, January 8, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Alabama's top justice has ordered the state's judges to uphold the Alabama Sanctity of Marriage Amendment, despite the U.S. Supreme Court Obergefell v. Hodges decision last June redefining marriage. Chief Justice Roy Moore said probate judges have a ministerial duty not to issue marriage licenses in conflict with the state marriage amendment pending a decision from the Alabama Supreme Court. "Confusion and uncertainty exist among the probate judges of this State as to the effect of Obergefell on the 'existing orders' in API," Moore said in a January 6 administrative order. "Many probate judges...