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  • The 35 Most Powerful Militaries In The World

    12/20/2014 4:04:53 AM PST · by iowamark · 19 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Dec. 10, 2014 | Amanda Macias, Jeremy Bender and Skye Gould
    There's only one real way to compare military strength, and thankfully the world hasn't had many opportunities lately. Despite the potential powder keg in the South China Sea, standoffs in Ukraine, and proxy wars throughout the Middle East, inter-state warfare between the world's military powers has been all but banished from the global scene (for the time being, at least). For a simpler evaluation of military power, we turned to the Global Firepower Index, a ranking of 106 nations based on more than 50 factors including overall military budget, available manpower, and the amount of equipment each country has in...
  • Fewer US-Born Americans Have Jobs Now Than In 2007

    12/20/2014 8:28:02 AM PST · by RicocheT · 29 replies
    Daily Caller blog ^ | 12/20/2014 | NEIL MUNRO
    Fewer Americans born in the U.S. have jobs now than were employed to November 2007, despite a working-age population growth of 11 million. The amazing drop in employment highlights President Barack Obama’s slow recovery from the deep 2008 shock, but also spotlights many companies’ growing reliance on foreign migrant labor. Almost one in every two jobs added since 2009 have gone to foreign-born workers. In November 2014, one in every five U.S. jobs was held by a foreign-born worker, up from one-in-six jobs in January 2010, according to federal data highlighted by the Center for Immigration Studies. Since November 2007,...
  • Illegal immigration up, deportations down in 2014: DHS

    12/19/2014 2:19:56 PM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 19, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    The number of illegal immigrants crossing the border rose in 2014, while deportations dropped, according to new statistics Homeland Security released Friday in a pre-holiday data dump that signaled potential problems on both sides of the immigration enforcement equation. Apprehensions on the border, which Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says is a yardstick for overall illegal immigration, rose 16 percent in fiscal year 2014, while deportations from within the interior of the U.S. — the measure of how much the administration is going after long-time illegal immigrants — fell 24 percent. Those numbers, which cover from Oct. 1, 2013, through...
  • ANSWER's Steering Committee: Traitors, and Commies, and Jew-haters - oh my!

    03/12/2003 12:09:14 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 29 replies · 30,466+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | Wednesday, March 12, 2003 | By Ryan Anderson O’Donnell
    ANSWER's Steering CommitteeBy Ryan Anderson O’DonnellFrontPageMagazine.com | March 12, 2003 The group at the forefront of the recent anti-war rallies, International A.N.S.W.E.R (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) is in reality a front organization designed to further the radical agenda of several extremist movements from the political Left. Despite the media’s assertions to the contrary, present incarnation of the peace movement, led by ANSWER, is anything but representative of mainstream America. ANSWER’s steering committee reads like a "Who’s Who" of radical political organizations. The most influential member of ANSWER’s steering committee, Ramsey Clark’s pet project known as the...
  • Young immigrants allowed to get driver’s licenses

    12/18/2014 4:32:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 18, 2014 5:19 PM EST | Jacques Billeaud
    A judge cleared the way Thursday for thousands of young immigrants in Arizona who are protected from deportation under an Obama administration policy to get driver’s licenses. The preliminary injunction issued by U.S. District Judge David Campbell bars the state from enforcing Gov. Jan Brewer’s policy of denying the licenses to about 20,000 immigrants. The injunction that takes effect on Monday was a formality that carries out instructions issued in July by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. …
  • Obama’s Amnesty Plan Also Ends Program for Enforcing Immigration Laws

    12/16/2014 9:58:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 16, 2014 - 4:08 PM | Penny Starr
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson issued a series of memorandums on the same day the President Barack Obama announced he would take executive action to protect millions of illegal aliens from being deported, including ending Secure Communities, the partnership between federal, state and local law enforcement to facilitate the enforcement of the nation’s immigration laws. “The Secure Communities program, as we know it, will be discontinued,” the first line of Johnson’s Nov. 20 memo reads. […] “The goal of Secure Communities was to more effectively identify and facilitate the removal of criminal aliens in the custody of state a local...
  • When 'Justice' Trumps Accuracy, Journalism Loses

    12/15/2014 7:53:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 14, 2014 | Jeff Jacoby
    JOURNALISTS, SAYS Jorge Ramos, shouldn't make a fetish of accuracy and impartiality. Speaking last month at the International Press Freedom Awards, Univision's influential news anchor told his audience that while he has "nothing against objectivity," journalism is meant to be wielded as "a weapon for a higher purpose: justice." To be sure, he said, it is important to get the facts right — five deaths should be reported as five, not six or seven. But "the best of journalism happens when we, purposely, stop pretending that we are neutral and recognize that we have a moral obligation to tell truth...
  • Two Mystery Illnesses Linked to 12 Child Deaths; 94 Paralysis Cases Since August

    12/15/2014 8:21:50 AM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson ^ | December 14, 2014 | Sharyl Attkisson
    In the span of four months, at least 94 children in 33 U.S. states have developed a devastating form of paralysis with symptoms similar to polio. Some require a ventilator to breathe. And some of the greatest government health minds in the country say they have no idea what’s causing it. At the same time, during the past four months, at least 12 children have died after falling ill with a respiratory virus called Enterovirus D-68 (EV-D68). Again, federal health officials are at a loss to explain the origin of the epidemic. Are the mysterious outbreaks linked? The Centers for...
  • Undocumented Immigrants Line Up for Door Opened by Obama [and the GOPe]

    12/14/2014 11:54:31 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 36 replies
    NYT ^ | December 14, 2014 | By JULIA PRESTON
    LOS ANGELES — They pushed strollers, tugged toddlers and streamed into the convention center in the heart of this city on Sunday, thousands of immigrants here illegally and anxious to find out if they could gain protection from deportation under executive actions by President Obama. The crowd, waiting in a long snaking line to check in, was drawn by an information session organized by advocacy groups offering people initial assessments to see if they meet the requirements to apply to stay in the country and work. The day became a kind of coming-out party for about 5,000 unauthorized immigrants, the...
  • Bob Beckel: Get ready for an October surprise, Republicans

    09/21/2014 4:37:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | posted at 11:21 am on September 19, 2014 by Allahpundit
    Via NRO, nothing says “slow news Friday” like a lazy post devoted to half-assed speculation. On the one hand, he’s an old Democrat with friends in the Democratic establishment. He might conceivably have heard something from a friend who’s heard something from someone who’s in a position to know. On the other hand, I haven’t seen a single other liberal in media anywhere say anything about an October surprise. What’s most likely? That Bob Beckel, Fox News liberal, is somehow more tapped in to the White House than MSNBC? That lots of other lefties in media know what he’s talking...
  • Lower Oil and King Dollar Are Unambiguously Good Don’t listen to the naysayers.

    12/13/2014 5:58:18 AM PST · by bestintxas · 12 replies
    nat review ^ | 12/12/14 | l kudlow
    We all know that the American energy revolution, led by the new technologies of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling, has created a flood of new shale-oil and natural-gas production that has overwhelmed world markets and driven prices down by roughly 40 percent. End-of-week crude oil closed near $57 a barrel, and the national average gasoline price finished at $2.60. No matter what the naysayers are trying to sell, the new energy reality is unambiguously good for the U.S. and global economies. There may be some dislocations among countries, sectors, or companies, but the overwhelming impact is positive. In fact, the...
  • Illegal Immigrant Sues Border Patrol Over Dog Bites Sustained During Drug Arrest

    12/11/2014 3:25:43 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 30 replies
    Inquisiter ^ | December 11, 2014
    Illegal immigrant Jose Manuel Marino-Najera is suing the Border Patrol over dog bites he sustained after entering America illegally and carrying drugs into the country. Marino-Najera claims his human rights were violated after United States Border Patrol officers unleashed canine agents on him before he was arrested on a “cartel controlled” section of the Mexican border. Jose Manuel Marino-Najera reportedly became an illegal immigrant after choosing to have coyotes – human smugglers, help him get across the U.S. border with Mexico. To garner the help of the coyotes, Marino-Najera allegedly had to agree to tote a large bag full of...
  • Would GOP Conference Chair Vote to Fund Obama’s Amnesty? No Direct Answer

    12/10/2014 1:22:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 10, 2014 - 10:47 AM | Ali Meyer
    Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the House Republican Conference Chairman, said today in response to the question of whether she would vote for a CR that funds Obama’s unilateral amnesty for illegal aliens that “we are looking at every option to hold the president accountable.” Yesterday, the Republican leadership of which McMorris Rodgers is a part, released a 1,603-page omnibus spending bill that places no restrictions on Obama’s implementation of his amnesty. The bill would fund most of the government through the end of this fiscal year on Sept. 30 and the Department of Homeland Security through Feb. 27. …
  • DHS' New Guidelines on Deporting Illegals: Longtime Aliens, Some Criminals Get Special Consideration

    12/09/2014 1:15:55 PM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    CNSNews ^ | December 9, 2014 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – On Nov. 20, the same day President Barack Obama announced executive action to shield millions of illegal aliens from deportation, Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson issued an agency-wide memorandum explaining new guidelines for enforcing the nation’s immigration laws -- or not enforcing them based on a wide range of “circumstances.” Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson spoke about the U.S. government response to the growing number of youth crossing the border illegally on June 12, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr) Those guidelines are receiving minimal media attention but, coupled with the president's executive action mean...
  • Texas governor-elect seeks federal funds to cover immigration costs (deceptive headline)

    12/09/2014 4:12:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Dec 8, 2014 3:43pm EST | Jon Herskovitz
    Texas has asked the White House for hundreds of millions of dollars illegal immigration has cost the state, Governor-elect Greg Abbott said on Monday, blaming President Barack Obama for not doing enough to secure the border.Abbott, a Republican who takes office next month, met Obama last week shortly after he filed a lawsuit on behalf of states suing the administration over its executive order that eased the threat of deportation for millions of immigrants. …
  • Expect another round of Japan tsunami debris; danger isn’t nuclear … it’s invasive

    12/08/2014 9:20:27 PM PST · by steve86 · 32 replies
    The Seattle PI ^ | Dec. 8, 2014 | Jake Ellison
    The earthquake and tsunami that devastated a large part of Japan almost four years ago is still causing trouble, not only for Japan, of course, but also for the Northwest coastline. The biggest threat isn’t radioactive particles from the Fukushima power plant meltdown, though some has recently shown up on this side of the Pacific, but potential invasive species hitching a ride on debris that’s been out in the ocean these few years. Now with seasonal winds shifting around and pushing what tsunami debris is still in the ocean — 5 million tons of debris washed into the water and...
  • Al Qaeda Terrorist Wanted by FBI Crossed Back and Forth Into U.S. From Mexico

    12/08/2014 5:37:23 PM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 8, 2014
    An Al Qaeda terrorist on the FBI’s most wanted list for years crossed back and forth into the United States from Mexico to meet fellow militant Islamists in Texas and piloted an aircraft into the Cielo Dorado airfield in Anthony, New Mexico, law enforcement sources tell Judicial Watch. The same Al Qaeda operative helped plan the 2009 bombing of talk-show superstar Oprah Winfrey’s Chicago studios and the iconic Sears Tower (renamed Willis Tower), a story that Judicial Watch broke just last week. His name is Adnan G. El Shukrijumah (also known as “Javier Robles”) and over the weekend he was...
  • Trey Gowdy (R-SC) Says His Preferred Method of Stopping Obama is to Let John McCain Do It

    12/06/2014 3:53:45 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 137 replies
    RedState ^ | Erick Erickson
    Now this is just pathetic. Some of you turned Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC)87% into the hero of the day because of his Benghazi investigation. He could do no wrong. What happens when you build a cult of personalty around any politician is then they can go BOHICA on you. Bend over America. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC)87% is now on record admitting he’s going to help shove President Obama’s amnesty plan right where you don’t want it. (SNIP) So, Hemmer asked Gowdy who he’d stop the President. Gowdy’s answer? He wants to let Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. John McCain52%Senate Republican...
  • The Impact Undocumented Status Can Have On Mental Health

    12/04/2014 1:11:22 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    KRWG-TV PBS Local ^ | December 4, 2014 | By SIMON THOMPSON
    Fear of being arrested and deported, family separation, and poverty just some of the daily anxieties faced by an estimated 11 million undocumented people living in the U.S. The stress can also take a toll on mental health. New Mexico State University Family & Child Science professor Kourtney Vaillancourt says the psychological impact of living undocumented goes even further...and can adversely affect mental health. "There is those additional stressors of being seperated from family, there is the stressors of kind of living in an ambigious state where you are not exactly sure what is going to happen. You may not...
  • [Steve] King: Those Who Vote to Fund Obama’s Amnesty Can’t Sincerely Take Oath of Office

    12/04/2014 6:26:18 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 3, 2014 - 6:55 PM | Craig Millward
    At a Capitol Hill news conference on Wednesday, conservative members of Congress said that President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration should not be funded in the next spending bill, a continuing resolution, to keep the government operating, either in the short term or the long term. […] “We’re presented with this proposal that we ought to fund the president's lawless, unconstitutional act,” said Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) at the press conference. “And I can look at this thing, as I have all throughout the Thanksgiving break, and try to conclude how it is that anybody can step into the...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown Considering Expanding Medi-Cal To Immigrants

    12/03/2014 7:51:35 PM PST · by Steelfish · 28 replies
    LATimes ^ | December 03, 2013 | PHIL WILLON
    Gov. Jerry Brown Considering Expanding Medi-Cal To Immigrants By PHIL WILLON Gov. Jerry Brown is considering expanding state-funded Medi-Cal coverage to residents shielded from deportation under President Obama’s new immigration policies. Nancy McFadden, the governor’s top policy aide, said that possibility is under review by the Brown administration, but implied that the potential cost would be a factor in the decision. “We’re still evaluating, but the president’s recent action on undocumented immigrants could perhaps open a door for more coverage of more people under Medi-Cal,’’ McFadden said. “We’re looking at that. That, of course, is going to cost money.’’ McFadden...
  • Legal Pot In The U.S. May Be Undercutting Mexican Marijuana

    12/03/2014 12:03:43 PM PST · by ConservingFreedom · 87 replies
    NPR ^ | December 01, 2014 | John Burnett
    Made-in-America marijuana is on a roll. More than half the states have now voted to permit pot for recreational or medical use, most recently Oregon and Alaska. That number also includes the District of Columbia. As a result, Americans appear to be buying more domestic marijuana, which in turn is undercutting growers and cartels in Mexico. "Two or three years ago, a kilogram [2.2 pounds] of marijuana was worth $60 to $90," says Nabor, a 24-year-old pot grower in the northwestern Mexican state of Sinaloa. "But now they're paying us $30 to $40 a kilo. It's a big difference. If...
  • House may vote to undo Obama immigration order

    12/02/2014 11:41:13 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 2, 2014 2:16 PM EST | Erica Werner
    The Republican-led House may vote this week to undo President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration, House Speaker John Boehner told lawmakers Tuesday as he sought to give outraged conservatives an outlet to vent over Obama’s move without shutting down the government. The move would be mostly symbolic, since Obama would certainly veto such legislation and the Democratic-led Senate likely wouldn’t go along with it. But GOP leaders hope it will assuage Republicans furious about Obama’s two-week-old actions to shield some 4 million immigrants in this country illegally from deportation, and grant them work permits. “We’re looking at a number...
  • Mexico Thieves Stealing Billions in Oil, Gasoline from Country’s Pipelines

    12/02/2014 11:07:54 AM PST · by Up Yours Marxists · 18 replies
    The State ^ | December 2, 2014 18:27 GMT | Tim Johnson
    HUIMANGUILLO, Mexico — The big-time gasoline thieves had already come and gone during the wee hours, filling their tanker trucks with stolen fuel and then fleeing. Then dawn broke, and word spread that a crime gang had again tapped into a gasoline pipeline, and it was spewing fuel into a ditch. At first, only a few farmers showed up, carrying plastic jerry cans. Then dozens. Then even more. All were eager to collect what spilled fuel they could. (...) Mexico is plagued by rampant energy theft. In the first eight months of this year, 7.5 million barrels went missing, a...
  • Gunman Dead After Shots Fired at Police HQ, Mexican Consulate in Austin

    11/28/2014 2:32:55 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 29 replies
    NBC ^ | 29 Nov 2014 | Alastair Jamieson, Alexander Smith and Jason Cumming
    Gunman Dead After Shots Fired at Police HQ, Mexican Consulate in Austin By Alastair Jamieson, Alexander Smith and Jason Cumming A veteran Austin police officer putting away horses for the night was able to stop a gunman rampaging through the city's downtown early Friday — ending the suspect's 10 minutes of terror before anyone was hurt, authorities said. But police are trying to determine whether the shooter, who had been driving around the Texas capital, was killed during a gunfight with the officer or if he took his own life.
  • Obamacare offers U.S. firms $3,000 incentive to hire illegals over native-born workers

    11/25/2014 6:35:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    washington times ^ | 11/25/14 | Stephen Dinan
    <p>Under the president's new amnesty, businesses will have a $3,000-per-employee incentive to hire illegal immigrants over native-born workers because of a quirk of Obamacare.</p> <p>President Obama's temporary amnesty, which lasts three years, declares up to 5 million illegal immigrants to be lawfully in the country and eligible for work permits, but it still deems them ineligible for public benefits such as buying insurance on Obamacare's health exchanges.</p>
  • CDC: Twelve Deaths Linked to Polio-Like EV-D68

    11/25/2014 9:03:15 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson ^ | November 16, 2014 | Sharyl Attkisson
    The U.S. death toll from the mysterious Enterovirus D-68, which primarily strikes young children, has reached twelve. But as the number of livest lost increases, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that most states over the last five weeks have indicated “reduced EV-D68-like illness activity.” The latest CDC update on the current outbreak of the polio-like Enterovirus D-68 states that it has now been detected “in specimens from twelve patients who died and had samples submitted for testing.” That’s one more death than was disclosed in last week’s update. The CDC account does not provide information as to where...
  • No 'Fun in Acapulco' these days: Elvis Presley wouldn't recognize the place

    11/25/2014 5:37:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/25/2014 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    Years ago, Elvis made a movie called "Fun in Acapulco". It captured the magic of a great coastal town, from a wonderful beach to pretty girls to very friendly people. Believe it or not, that was the Acapulco that most Mexicans and foreigners remember.  It's not fun anymore down in Acapulco as we check recent events from our southern neighbor. In fact, it must be very bad in Acapulco.   We just read this from the US Embassy in Mexico City: "The U.S. Embassy in Mexico issued a security message Friday warning U.S. citizens to avoid the Pacific resort of...
  • Report: Immigration Amnesty Will Cost American Taxpayers $2 TRILLION ($40B/year over 50 yrs)

    11/24/2014 3:32:46 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Nov. 24, 2014 12:58 pm
    The president’s immigration amnesty will cost $2 trillion—about $40 billion a year—over the next 50 years, the Heritage Foundation projects. The total equates to a $22,000 tax on every American who has a four-year college degree, 30˘ extra for every gallon of gas, or $10 a month tacked onto every cell phone bill. …
  • Obama: I've 'Been Very Restrained with Respect to Immigration'

    11/24/2014 7:13:59 AM PST · by Cheerio · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Nov 2014 | Tony Lee
    President Barack Obama claimed he has been "restrained" on immigration and that his position on executive actions has not changed after he unilaterally granted temporary amnesty and work permits to millions of illegal immigrants. On ABC's This Week, Obama said that he has "been very restrained with respect to immigration" and has "bent over backwards and will continue to do everything I can to get Congress" to pass a more permanent and comprehensive executive amnesty bill.
  • US Citizens Warned To Stay Away From Acapulco

    11/23/2014 6:28:57 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    Sky News ^ | November 23, 2014
    US citizens have been warned to stay away from the Mexican resort of Acapulco because of the threat from protests over the suspected murder of a group of student teachers. The American Embassy in Mexico City issued the security message which it said applied to its own staff and all US citizens. A statement released by the embassy said its personnel "have been instructed to defer non-essential travel to Acapulco, by air or land," and added that it "cautions US citizens to follow the same guidelines". The alert added that "protests and violent incidents continue in Guerrero state in response...
  • Dana Perino: Obama's Executive Amnesty Lawful

    11/22/2014 6:31:53 PM PST · by Javeth · 90 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 11/21/2014 | Tony Lee
    <p>Dana Perino, the Fox News co-cost and former spokeswoman for George W. Bush's White House, said that President Barack Obama's executive amnesty is well within the law.</p>
  • Mexico confirms US agent wounded in north in July

    11/22/2014 3:18:46 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 22, 2014 5:53 PM EST
    The Mexican navy confirmed on Saturday that a U.S. marshal was wounded in Mexico while working with naval personnel in the northwestern state of Sinaloa during the summer. But the navy denied a report in the Wall Street Journal that the marshal and other U.S. officers were dressed as Mexican marines while participating in an operation against organized crime. It said the marshal was only training Mexican naval personnel and wasn’t wearing a Mexican uniform. …
  • Pilot program to charge foreigners to enter Mexico suspended

    11/22/2014 9:42:41 AM PST · by bgill · 9 replies
    ABC 10 News ^ | Nov. 21, 2014 | Barbara Medina
    Following a backlash from residents, visitors and protests from business leaders in Baja California, the pilot program to charge foreigners to enter Mexico has been suspended. The pilot program, announced on Nov. 13 by the National Institute of Immigration, also known as INAMI, would have required foreigners who enter Mexican territory for more than seven days to pay 306 pesos, or about $28. Initially, the program was only going to charge foreigners who entered Mexico through the pedestrian port of entry at Otay.
  • Mexican president hails Obama's immigration reform

    11/21/2014 6:33:00 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 35 replies
    buenosairesherald.com ^ | November 21, 2014
    Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto hailed US President Barack Obama's sweeping steps on immigration, saying they were "most important measures taken in several decades" and would allow families to stay together. Obama's plan, unveiled on Thursday, eases the threat of deportation for some 4.7 million immigrants, many of them Mexican, who are in the United States without legal documents. "I want to publicly recognize the President of the United States for yesterday's announcement," Pena Nieto told a conference in Mexico. "These measures bring relief to principally Mexican immigrants." "Those who will benefit will be migrants of Mexican origin who have...
  • Massive protest over 43 missing students rocks Mexico City

    11/21/2014 1:41:27 PM PST · by jalisco555 · 17 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | 11/21/14 | Diane Jeantet
    MEXICO CITY – Clashes broke out between protesters and police officers on Thursday night, as tens of thousands gathered in front of Mexico City’s National Palace in support of families and friends of the 43 students abducted by police in Iguala, in the state of Guerrero on Sept. 26. On a day normally marked by reverent remembrances of the Mexican Revolution of 1910, various marches led by parents and families of the missing students started at different points of the city around 4 p.m. and made their way toward the Zócalo, the city’s central square. As thousands converged on the...
  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio Files Lawsuit Against Obama over Amnesty Executive Order

    11/20/2014 8:59:32 PM PST · by Moseley · 49 replies
    Freedom Watch USA ^ | November 20, 2014 | Freedom Watch
    (Washington, D.C., November 20, 2014) Today, in response to the executive order President Barack Obama has signed effectively granting amnesty to about a half of the illegal aliens currently in this country, Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona filed a lawsuit to enjoin this unconstitutional act. This lawsuit can be found at www.freedomwatchusa.org. Sheriff Arpaio's lawyer is Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch, former federal prosecutor and founder of both Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch. Mr. Klayman recently succeeded in obtaining a preliminary injunction against the National Security Agency for having unconstitutionally accessed the telephonic metadata of nearly all American...
  • Texas to extend border plan without National Guard

    11/19/2014 8:39:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 19, 2014 6:50 PM EST | Paul J. Weber and Juan Carlos Llorca
    Illegal crossings along the Rio Grande have slowed dramatically since an overwhelming surge of immigrants had state and federal agents scrambling to secure the border earlier this year. Texas leaders still don’t want their ground troops to leave just yet. As the federal government is downsizing its presence on Texas’ southern border, key state officials are proposing that when about 1,000 National Guard troops go home in the spring they be replaced with state troopers who would remain on duty until August. The plan calls for spending an extra $86 million to extend a border security mission that Gov. Rick...
  • Clinton says Obama on firm ground on immigration

    11/19/2014 6:51:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 19, 2014 9:48 PM EST | Ken Thomas
    Former President Bill Clinton on Wednesday noted that previous U.S. presidents have issued some type of executive order on immigration, suggesting his Democratic successor was on “pretty firm legal ground.” The former president spoke on the eve of President Barack Obama’s scheduled announcement of executive actions to spare as many as 5 million immigrants from being deported from the U.S. Clinton said during an event honoring the magazine The New Republic that it was part of a larger debate about the nation’s role around the globe. “As far as I can tell, every president in the modern era has issued...
  • Keystone left behind as Canadian crude pours into U.S.

    11/16/2014 7:45:16 AM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    National Post ^ | November 14, 2014
    Delays of the Keystone XL pipeline are providing little obstacle to Western Canadian oil producers getting their crude to the U.S. Gulf Coast, with shipments set to more than double next year. The volume of Canadian crude processed at Gulf Coast refineries could climb to more than 400,000 barrels a day in 2015 from 208,000 in August, according to Jackie Forrest, vice president of Calgary-based ARC Financial Corp. The increase comes as Enbridge Inc.’s Flanagan South and an expanded Seaway pipeline raise their capacity to ship oil by as much as 450,000 barrels a day. Canadian exports to the Gulf...
  • Mexico missing: Ugandan priest identified in mass grave

    11/15/2014 7:02:58 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 9 replies
    BBC News ^ | 14 Nov 2014 | anon
    Forensic experts in Mexico have identified the body of a Ugandan Catholic priest among the remains found in a mass grave last month. Father John Ssenyondo had been missing since being kidnapped in south-western Guerrero state six months ago. The grave was located by federal police looking for 43 students who went missing in the area on 26 September. ...
  • Reagan, Bush also acted alone to shield immigrants (AP obfuscation again)

    11/15/2014 11:09:15 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 15, 2014 12:36 PM EST | Andrew Taylor
    President Barack Obama’s anticipated order that would shield millions of immigrants now living illegally in the U.S. from deportation is not without precedent. Two of the last three Republican presidents—Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush—did the same thing in extending amnesty to family members who were not covered by the last major overhaul of immigration law in 1986. There was no political explosion then comparable to the one Republicans are threatening now. A tea party-influenced GOP is poised to erupt if and when Obama follows through on his promise. …
  • North America Time for a New Focus

    11/14/2014 2:02:35 PM PST · by Sawdring · 10 replies
    CFR ^ | 2014 | David H. Petraeus, Robert B. Zoellick
    Overview A new CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force report, North America: Time for a New Focus, asserts that elevating and prioritizing the U.S.-Canada-Mexico relationship offers the best opportunity for strengthening the United States and its place in the world. "It is time to put North America at the forefront of U.S. policy," the report says. "The development and implementation of a strategy for U.S. economic, energy, security, environmental, and societal cooperation with its two neighbors can strengthen the United States at home and enhance its influence abroad." Chaired by David H. Petraeus, retired U.S. Army general and chairman of the KKR...
  • AP Exclusive: Drones patrol half of Mexico border

    11/13/2014 8:57:22 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 13, 2014 9:00 AM EST | Elliot Spagat and Brian Skoloff
    The U.S. government now patrols nearly half the Mexican border by drones alone in a largely unheralded shift to control desolate stretches where there are no agents, camera towers, ground sensors or fences, and it plans to expand the strategy to the Canadian border. It represents a significant departure from a decades-old approach that emphasizes boots on the ground and fences. Since 2000, the number of Border Patrol agents on the 1,954-mile border more than doubled to surpass 18,000 and fencing multiplied nine times to 700 miles. […] The government has operated about 10,000 drone flights under the strategy, known...
  • Incoming GOP Senate chairman Ron Johnson plans border security bill

    11/10/2014 6:47:00 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 22 replies
    PBS ^ | Nov 10, 2014 | BY Erica Werner, Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — Even as President Barack Obama prepares to take executive action on immigration, an incoming GOP Senate chairman said Monday he is working on a border security bill and will aim to move it once the new Republican-controlled Congress convenes in January. Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, who is in line to chair the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said his legislation would include a guest worker program to reduce incentives for illegal immigration. It would build on work already done by Congress, including a House bill aimed at ensuring that 90 percent of would-be border crossers are...
  • Obama rejects Republican warnings on immigration

    11/09/2014 4:12:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 95 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 9, 2014 10:37 AM EST
    President Barack Obama says he intends to issue an order easing the threat against deportation for immigrants in the country illegally. He’d act despite warnings from Republican leaders that he would be poisoning the well with a newly elected GOP-controlled Congress. …
  • 10 freshmen who could trouble leadership

    11/09/2014 12:26:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 8, 2014 | Cristina Marcos
    House Republicans will have their largest majority since the 1930s next year, but that doesn't mean Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) job will be easy.The House GOP leadership's struggles in keeping members in line over the past four years have been well documented. Some of the incoming freshmen will likely join the ranks of conservatives who frequently oppose leadership initiatives.Among the new freshmen, for instance, is one congressman-elect who has called Hillary Clinton the "anti-Christ," another who has suggested Muslims don't deserve First Amendment rights, and yet another who has declared himself open to the idea of the United States invading...
  • Eric Holder Uncensored: Fast and Furious Critics Can ‘Kiss My A**’

    11/07/2014 7:45:21 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 27 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11-07-2014 | Jason Howerton
    A new batch of emails from Attorney General Eric Holder were revealed on Friday, further demonstrating just how frustrated he became over Congress’ investigation into the “Fast and Furious” gun-walking scandal. In one Aug. 30 email, he wrote of his critics, “Some people can kiss my ass.”
  • Judge: ‘It is truly difficult to describe how sickened people … are at the sight of you’ (NY)

    11/08/2014 3:17:26 PM PST · by bgill · 57 replies
    WPIX-TV via Q13 FOX ^ | Nov. 7, 2014 | Q13 FOX News Staff
    A 29-year-old father who butchered his wife in a jealous rage and then hacked to death his two, slumbering toddler daughters was sentenced to 45 years in state prison on Friday, WPIX-TV reported. Before sentencing Miguel Mejia-Ramos, Queens Supreme Court Justice Kenneth Holder delivered an epic tongue-lashing against the killer. “It is truly difficult to find words to describe how sickened people are in this courtroom at the sight of you,” Holder said, saying what he did repulses even the most hardened of criminals. Calling him a “vile and despicable man,” the justice, seething with outrage, said the convicted killer...
  • Remains could be those of 43 missing Mexican students

    11/07/2014 9:52:02 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | November 7, 2014 | Mariano Castillo
    The 43 Mexican students who disappeared in southern Mexico in September were abducted by police on order of a local mayor, and are believed to have been turned over to a gang that killed them and burned their bodies before throwing some remains in a river, the nation's attorney general said Friday. This is the conclusion that investigators have reached, Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam said, though he cautioned that it cannot be known with certainty until DNA tests confirm the identities. This will be a challenge, he said, as the badly burned fragments make it difficult to extract DNA....