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  • Register to vote with Yes California's "Californian National Party"!

    01/16/2017 10:42:08 AM PST · by MeganC · 69 replies
    Via email from http://www.yescalifornia.org/ ^ | January 16, 2017 | Yes California
    Friend -- The cause of Californian independence requires us to adopt multiple lines of attack. Yes California is busy working to qualify a ballot measure that will give us the chance to hold a vote on independence on March 5, 2019. Register to volunteer to collect signatures if you haven't already, or chip in a few bucks if you can't. Now there's another way you can help the cause of independence and it will take just a few minutes. Yes California is reorganizing its political party, the Californian National Party, to begin running pro-independence candidates to local, county, and state...
  • BPM Festival SHOOTING: 8 dead in massacre at tourist hotspot in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

    01/16/2017 2:46:21 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 23 replies
    Express.co.uk ^ | January 16, 2017 | Rebecca Perring
    UP to eight people have been killed after a gunman stormed BPM festival in Mexico's popular tourist hotspot Playa Del Carmen. Shots were fired in the early hours of the morning at the dance and music event, which attracts a whole host of DJs from across the world, including UK artists. A gunman reportedly fired through an open window at the Blue Parrot club in Playa Del Carmen, which is a popular tourist hotspot with British and American music fans. The popular nightclub was one of the several venues holding a closing party for the event, which featured 150 of...
  • Mexico will 'immediately' respond to any U.S. border tax: minister

    01/15/2017 11:16:31 AM PST · by ColdOne · 152 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 1/13/17 | Reuters
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico must be ready to respond immediately with its own tax measures if the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump imposes a border tax, the economy minister said on Friday, warning such protectionism may trigger a global recession. Trump, who takes office on Jan. 20, has promised a "major border tax" on companies that shift jobs outside the United States, and such a measure could hobble Mexico's exports to its top trading partner. "It is clear we need to be prepared to immediately neutralize the impact of such a measure," Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said in...
  • Weekly Update: New Border Terror Threat?

    01/14/2017 11:22:25 AM PST · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 14, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    California-DC Corruption Connection Trump Makes Good Moves On Ethics Issue Shootout at U.S. Consulate Part of Terrorist Attack Plan for Inauguration California-DC Corruption Connection I’ve often observed that, when it comes to public policy, the Obama Justice Department has been a locus of evil. And therefore it was concerning to see that the man who ran that Obama agency for years, the disgraced Eric Holder, has gotten himself a new, government-related gig. On January 4 liberal California legislative leaders announced that they are using tax dollars to hire former Attorney General Eric Holder and his law firm to assist...
  • Together We Will Shelter and Empower Immigrants and Native-Born Alike

    01/14/2017 10:32:14 AM PST · by mdittmar · 21 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | 1/14/2017 | Richard Trumka
    Three years ago, Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez of Honduras spoke before us here in Washington about the need for the United States and all nations to set aside the single-minded pursuit of wealth. He repeated Pope Francis’ warning about an economy that kills. He cited global inequality that has left working families so far behind that they often don’t have safe places to sleep, enough food to eat or access to clean water.These concerns threaten us right here in America, right now. It’s the paradox of scarcity, and its solution is both increasingly difficult and increasingly important to embrace. When you...
  • Border town Dems brace for fight over Trump’s ‘wall’

    01/13/2017 5:48:01 PM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 13, 2017 | Barnini Chakraborty
    BROWNSVILLE, Texas – President-elect Donald Trump’s pledge to build a U.S.-Mexico wall has touched off a fierce debate in the U.S. border towns that would be most affected – with local Democrats vowing to fight Trump tooth and nail if he proceeds. “Mexico is an ally, not an enemy,” Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Texas, told FoxNews.com. “It is our second-largest trading partner, and building a wall between two countries with such important ties is a senseless and wasteful exercise." Vela is a colorful Trump critic. He made headlines after calling the president-elect's illegal immigrant policies “hateful, dehumanizing, and frankly shameful.” In...
  • Paul Ryan: Trump mass deportations "not happening"

    01/13/2017 3:18:54 PM PST · by ColdOne · 95 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | 1/13/17 | ap
    Host Jake Tapper pointed out that Mr. Trump, during the campaign, promised a “deportation force” to round up the more than 11 million immigrants in the country illegally. Ryan dismissed that idea. “I’m here to tell you in Congress, it’s not happening.” Instead, Ryan said Mr. Trump has asked lawmakers to focus on two priorities with respect to illegal immigration: securing the border and deporting immigrants who are violent, repeat criminals. House GOP lawmakers and aides have also said recently they’re working on how to pay for border security to make good on Mr. Trump’s promise of building a wall...
  • Investors Bolt Mexico as Peso Enters Free Fall

    01/13/2017 12:19:10 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 45 replies
    Morningstar ^ | 1/11/17 | Ira Iosebashvili and Robbie Whelan
    Global investors are fleeing Mexico's financial markets, sending the peso to record lows on mounting concerns that Donald Trump's trade policy could end the country's privileged status among developing countries. The peso tumbled 2% on Tuesday to another all-time low against the dollar, frustrating Mexican central-bank efforts to slow the currency's decline. Bank officials said Tuesday that they spent $2 billion last week to prop up the peso, which has weakened nearly 16% against the dollar since the U.S. election.
  • Shootout at U.S. Consulate in Nuevo Laredo Part of Cartel-Terrorist Attack Plan for Trump...

    01/12/2017 12:13:21 PM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 12, 2017
    Full title:Shootout at U.S. Consulate in Nuevo Laredo Part of Cartel-Terrorist Attack Plan for Trump Inauguration A deadly shootout at the construction site of the new American Consulate occurred this week in a Mexican border town where Islamic terrorists and drug cartels plan to launch attacks against the U.S. during the period surrounding the presidential inauguration, high-level government sources tell Judicial Watch. An unknown number of gunmen fired multiple rounds adjacent to the new U.S. Consulate compound in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, a crime-infested city in the state of Tamaulipas that lies directly across from Laredo, Texas. The Mexican military responded...
  • California Lt. Gov: We’ll Stop Trump’s Wall with Environmental Suits

    01/12/2017 4:15:35 AM PST · by kevcol · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 11, 2017 | John Binder
    California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom said in an interview with ‘The Golden State Podcast’ that he would use specific environmental laws in the state to stop the border wall from being built, at least in southern California. . . . “I could wait about a year and a half until we finish our negotiations with Mexico, which will start immediately after we get into office,” Trump said as Breitbart News reported earlier. “But I don’t want to wait. Mike Pence is leading an effort to get final approvals through various agencies and through Congress for the wall to begin.” “I...
  • Mexico says to seek broad negotiating strategy with Trump

    01/11/2017 6:39:10 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 11, 2017 | Carlos Jasso
    Mexico's government said...it would throw its relationship with the United States wide open when it sits down for talks with the incoming U.S. administration, putting security, migration and trade on the table in search of a deal. ... President-elect Donald Trump has threatened to tear up a trade agreement that underpins Mexico's economic model if he cannot renegotiate its terms in his favor, battering the peso currency and fuelling uncertainty over foreign investment. However, President Enrique Pena Nieto said Mexico would take a broad approach to the talks, seeking a deal that would benefit both Mexico and its neighbor as...
  • Protests In Mexico Push Country To Brink Of Revolution And Nobody's Talking About It

    01/11/2017 10:55:40 AM PST · by Perseverando · 109 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | January 11, 2017 | Tyler Durden - Submitted by Nick Bernabe via TheAntiMedia.org,
    Long-simmering social tensions in Mexico are threatening to boil over as failing neoliberal reforms to the country’s formerly nationalized gas sector are compounded by open corruption, stagnant standards of living, and rampant inflation. The U.S. media has remained mostly mute on the situation in Mexico, even as the unfolding civil unrest has closed the U.S.-Mexico border in San Diego, California, several times in the past week. Ongoing “gasolinazo” protests in Mexico over a 20 percent rise is gas prices have led to over 400 arrests, 250 looted stores, and six deaths. Roads are being blockaded, borders closed, and government buildings...
  • Mexicans, not Mexico, might pay for Trump's wall

    01/10/2017 2:24:46 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01/10/2017 | By W. JAMES ANTLE III
    Mexico has insisted it won't pay for President-elect Trump's promised border wall, but Mexicans living in the United States might. Trump has been accused of breaking a key campaign promise by asking Congress to fund the wall through the appropriations process. He had vowed to build the "big, beautiful wall" along the U.S.-Mexican border at Mexico's expense and is still suggesting funds appropriated by Congress for the wall will be reimbursed at a later date. It became a call and response during Trump campaign rallies. Supporters would chant "Build the wall!" and the candidate would ask, "Who's going to pay...
  • NM hunting guide wounded in gunfight near border (TX-Mexico border)

    01/10/2017 10:47:54 AM PST · by CedarDave · 23 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | January 9, 2017 | Lauren Villagran
    Five miles north of the Mexican border on a remote West Texas ranch, a New Mexico hunting guide and his client were wounded over the weekend in an alleged gunfight that a family friend described as an attack by “illegal aliens” and an attempted kidnapping. The Presidio County Sheriff’s Office appeared to question that account in a statement Monday, saying “there is no evidence to support allegations of ‘cross-border violence.'” A Border Patrol spokesman called the alleged incident “highly unusual for our part of the border.” The following is an account of the events. Hunting guide Walker Daugherty, 26, of...
  • Mexico says it will negotiate with Trump

    01/10/2017 7:25:35 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 10, 2017 10:21 AM EST
    Mexico’s new foreign relations secretary says the country isn’t only willing to negotiate changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement; it wants negotiations as soon as possible. Luis Videgaray says there’s “enormous uncertainty” following the U.S. election of Donald Trump as president. […] He said Mexico is willing to negotiate over Trump’s plan to build a border wall. But Videgaray said Mexico won't pay for the wall, calling that “unacceptable.” …
  • Rep. Duncan Hunter: If Trump really wants a ‘beautiful’ wall, here's what he's gotta get right

    01/10/2017 6:07:37 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 74 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | January 9, 2017 | DUNCAN HUNTER
    Donald Trump’s proclamation that he would build a “wall” along the U.S.-Mexico border was a major selling point in his campaign ... It was this commitment that helped propel Trump to the forefront of a crowded field of primary opponents ... and it no less helped distinguish him significantly from Hillary Clinton ... nationwide. It will soon be show-time for Trump, ... millions of Americans are eager to see him follow through on this promise—... There is some angst, that Trump and .. advisers might be taking a step back from ... a wall ... instead considering a virtual barrier,...
  • Gunman shoots, wounds US consular official in Mexico

    01/08/2017 8:41:49 PM PST · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 07 January 2017 | MARK STEVENSON
    Mexican prosecutors said Saturday they are searching for a gunman who opened fire on an official of the U.S. consulate in the western city of Guadalajara. The Attorney General's Office said the official was wounded in the attack Friday in Guadalajara. The city is the capital of Jalisco state, which is dominated by the hyper-violent Jalisco New Generation cartel. There was no immediate evidence of any cartel link to the attack. The shooting appeared to be a direct attempt to kill the consular employee. Surveillance video of the attack shows the gunman following the official in a parking garage. The...
  • GM CEO: Won't change production plans despite Trump tweet

    01/08/2017 6:11:39 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 89 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 8, 2017 9:00 PM EST
    General Motors has no plans to change where it produces small cars because of criticism from President-elect Donald Trump, the company’s top executive said Sunday night. CEO Mary Barra said the auto business has long lead times for where it produces vehicles, with decisions are made two to four years ahead. Last week Trump threatened on Twitter to slap a border tax on GM for importing the compact Chevrolet Cruze to the U.S. from Mexico. …
  • Mexico's ex-president calls 'f-ing wall' a 'racist monument'

    01/07/2017 11:16:05 AM PST · by Zakeet · 94 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 6, 2017 | Joe Tacopino
    Former Mexican president Vincente Fox questioned the legitimacy of President Elect Trump's victory while insisting Mexico is "not paying for that fu-- wall" which he called a "racist monument." [Snip] "Losing election by more than 3M votes and in addition this. Are you a legitimate president?" [Snip] "Trump may ask whoever he wants, but still neither myself nor Mexico are going to pay for his racist monument. Another promise he can't keep," Fox said.
  • Weekly Update: JW Wins Capitol Hill Ethics Battle

    01/07/2017 11:08:11 AM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 6, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Calls On House to Retain Congressional Ethics Office JW Uncovers Another Obama Administration Email Scandal Jihadists Train, Plan U.S. Attack from Mexican Border State Premier Vodcast: Chris Farrell’s “On Watch” Investigative Report Judicial Watch Calls On House to Retain Congressional Ethics Office True to our non-partisan mission, nine years ago, we worked with then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Special Task Force on Ethics Enforcement to push for an independent body to help handle ethics investigations of House members. This effort led to the establishment in 2008 of the Office of Congressional Ethics. This week House Republicans proposed a rule...
  • Vicente Fox Trolls Trump on Twitter: ‘Are You a Legitimate President?’

    01/06/2017 7:42:35 PM PST · by bkopto · 193 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/6/2016 | alex swoyer
    Former President of Mexico Vicente Fox took to Twitter on Friday to question the legitimacy of President-elect Donald Trump’s election win. "Sr Trump,the intelligence report is devastating. Losing election by more than 3M votes and in addition this. Are you a legitimate president?"
  • Vicente Fox to Trump: We won't pay for 'that f----- wall'

    01/06/2017 6:03:36 PM PST · by SMGFan · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 6, 2017
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  • It’s Beginning: Economic Micro-Riots Erupt in Mexico…

    01/06/2017 3:15:24 AM PST · by monkapotamus · 47 replies
    In 2015 we predicted if Donald Trump won the 2016 election, the Southern Border and Security Wall would not only happen as a construct of following through on a promise, but also factually happen as a function of avoiding the crisis of a neighboring economy in complete collapse. What underpins that prediction is the hidden scale, and almost unquantifiable scope, of the exfiltration of U.S. dollars -legal and illegal- into Mexico.American taxpayers as voters have no idea of the scale for how much money flows out of the U.S. into Mexico.  The reason no-one knows about it, and the reason...
  • Congress looks to start building a Mexican border wall within months

    01/05/2017 9:36:27 PM PST · by Innovative · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan. 5, 2017 | Mike DeBonis
    In a bid to swiftly deliver on one of President-elect Donald Trump’s chief campaign promises, congressional Republicans are exploring ways to begin funding a barrier on the U.S. southern border starting as soon as April. Multiple lawmakers described the plans Thursday, which would use authority under a 2006 law supported by Republicans and Democrats alike to justify spending that could eventually reach into the billions of dollars.
  • Mexican woman pleads guilty to bribing US border inspector

    01/05/2017 9:11:54 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 5, 2017 7:51 PM EST
    A Mexican woman has pleaded guilty to bribing a U.S. border inspector in San Diego with cash and sexual favors for allowing people to enter the country illegally. Miriam Juarez’s plea agreement, disclosed Thursday in federal court, says she helped smuggle at least 10 people in cars from November 2015 to September 2016 at San Diego’s San Ysidro border crossing, charging them $15,000 each. U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer Jose Luis Cota has pleaded not guilty to charges of smuggling and receiving bribes. …
  • Mexico: 20% gas price hike fuels looting, protests (Unbelievable! CNN says Trump's fault!)

    (CNN) — A hefty government gas price hike is fueling protests, looting and road blockades in Mexico. Authorities arrested more than 250 people for robbery and acts of vandalism around the country this week, officials said.
  • Mexican police officer killed amid gas price protests

    01/05/2017 2:36:16 PM PST · by ColdOne · 14 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 1/5/16 | Sofia Miselem and David Santa Cruz/afp
    Mexico City (AFP) - Mexicans held more protests against a gasoline price increase on Thursday after a day of looting left a police officer dead, some 250 stores ransacked and over 530 people arrested. The officer died on Wednesday after he was hit by a car while preventing a theft at a service station, the city police department said. Five other officers were injured elsewhere in the capital. Some 9,000 extra officers were deployed in the capital to prevent more looting. Mexicans have blocked highways and service stations since the government implemented a 20.1 percent increase in premium gasoline prices...
  • Looting and riots erupt in Mexico as gas prices spike 20 percent (trunc)

    01/05/2017 9:04:14 AM PST · by RightGeek · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/5/17 | AP
    Protests over a sharp gasoline price hike erupted into looting of gas stations and stores in various parts of Mexico on Wednesday, with dozens of businesses reportedly sacked. Protesters also continued to block highways, burn tires and seize gas stations, snarling traffic and jeopardizing fuel supplies across the country. The National Association of Self-Service and Department Stores of Mexico said in a statement that 79 stores had been looted and 170 were closed or blockaded in central Mexico, including the capital. The unrest 'resulting in the theft of merchandise put at risk the lives of clients and workers in the...
  • Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson offers inmates to build Donald Trump’s wall (Massachusetts)

    01/05/2017 6:33:25 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 05, 2017 | Owen Boss, Joe Dwinell
    Bristol County Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson is offering to ship his inmates off to the southern border to help President-elect Donald Trump build a massive wall. “We need to turn this country around and put law and order back in place,” Hodgson told the Herald last night. He’s proposing to send “eight to 10” inmates with a guard to help build a wall along the Mexican border. He said he has sent his pitch to Trump’s transition team. And, he added, he’s been told by other sheriffs across the country they are ready to join in.
  • Tijuana homicides hit record high in 2016 - 910

    01/04/2017 7:42:03 PM PST · by waus · 12 replies
    Rising addiction rates and disputes among street-level drug dealers were key factors in driving up homicides in Tijuana last year, making 2016 the most violent in the city’s history, authorities said Tuesday. The total for the year came to 910 for Tijuana
  • Scuttled Ford plant has Mexico fearing more under Trump

    01/04/2017 1:21:47 PM PST · by springwater13 · 104 replies
    "Mexico loses thousands of jobs with no word on a clear strategy for confronting the next U.S. government which has presented itself as protectionist and, especially, anti-Mexican," the paper wrote. "Trump will try to recover as many U.S. companies that have set up in Mexico as possible. He will try to make them return at whatever cost, through threats or using public resources." "Ford's decision is indicative of what awaits the economies of both countries," the daily La Jornada said. "For ours a severe decrease in investment from our neighboring country, and for the U.S. a notable increase in their...
  • Jihadists Train, Plan U.S. Attack from Mexican Border State of Nuevo León

    01/04/2017 12:35:47 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 4, 2017
    A Jihadi-cartel alliance in the Mexican state of Nuevo León is collaborating to carry out attacks in American cities and ports of entry along the southern border, according to intelligence obtained by Judicial Watch from confidential U.S. and Mexican law enforcement sources. As part of the plan, militant Islamists have arrived recently at the Monterrey International Airport situated in Apodaca, Nuevo León, about 130 miles south of the Texas border. An internal Mexican law enforcement report obtained by Judicial Watch confirms that Islamic terrorists have “people along the border, principally in Tijuana, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León and Tamaulipas.” Cartel informants...
  • SCUTTLED FORD PLANT HAS MEXICO FEARING MORE UNDER TRUMP

    01/04/2017 12:31:22 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 49 replies
    AP ^ | 01/04/17 | PETER ORSI
    Ford Motor Company's cancellation of plans to build a $1.6 billion auto manufacturing plant in San Luis Potosi has sounded alarms throughout Mexico. Even as the country is being rocked by rowdy nationwide protests against a Jan. 1 gasoline price hike, the Ford news led the front pages of Mexico's most influential newspapers on Wednesday, and they tied the development directly to President-elect Donald Trump. "Trump leaves Mexico without 3,600 jobs," read the headline on El Universal. "Ford's braking jolts the peso," said Reforma, referring to the Mexican currency's nearly 1 percent slump following the news. "The jobs created in...
  • Trump is expected to be deposed this week in chef lawsuit (CBS caught lying in article)

    01/03/2017 11:36:23 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 13 replies
    CBS via MSN ^ | January 3, 2016 | Paula Reid
    President-elect Donald Trump is expected to be deposed this week in the restaurant lawsuit he filed against José Andrés for backing out of a deal to open a restaurant in his Washington, D.C. hotel. This is one of two lawsuits the president-elect is involved in related to restaurants he planned for the hotel, which opened late last year. Mr. Trump’s  lawyers tried in December to have the deposition in the breach-of-contract lawsuit delayed, but the judge said it must take place this week. Trump Tower in New York is the likely venue for the deposition, according to one of Mr....
  • Mexico Responds To Ford's Decision To Scrap Its New Plan

    01/03/2017 12:27:31 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/03/17 | Tyler Durden
    Mexico "regrets" Ford's decision to scrap the plan to build a plant in the central Mexican state of San Luis Potosi, the Economy Ministry said on Tuesday, adding that it has made sure Ford will reimburse any costs and expenses from the state government to facilitate the now defunct investment. In a surprising statement on Tuesday at 11am ET, in an act of goodwill toward the president-elect, the second largest U.S. automaker said it will scrap the $1.6 billion factory in Mexico and will invest $700 million at a Michigan factory, after President-elect Donald Trump had harshly criticized the Mexico...
  • Ford cancels Mexico plant. Will create 700 U.S. jobs in 'vote of confidence' in Trump

    01/03/2017 8:47:52 AM PST · by MaxistheBest · 19 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 01/03/2017 | Heather Long and Poppy Harlow
    Ford is canceling plans to build a new plant in Mexico. It will invest $700 million in Michigan instead, creating 700 new U.S. jobs. Ford (F) CEO Mark Fields said the investment is a "vote of confidence" in the pro-business environment president-elect Donald Trump is creating. However, he stressed Ford did not do any sort of special deal with Trump. "We didn't cut a deal with Trump. We did it for our business," Fields told CNN's Poppy Harlow in an exclusive interview Tuesday. He said Ford did speak with Trump and vice-president elect Mike Pence this morning. Powered by SmartAsset.com...
  • Ford Cancelling Mexico Plant, Invest $700 million in MI expansion instead

    01/03/2017 8:05:42 AM PST · by rb22982 · 218 replies
    CNBC ^ | 1/3/2017 | CNBC
    Ford canceling plans for $1.6 billion plant in Mexico, investing $700 million in Michigan expansion instead
  • Trump presidency puts California Legislature in defense mode

    01/02/2017 11:03:39 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 77 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 2, 2017 12:09 PM EST | Jonathan J. Cooper
    As California lawmakers return to Sacramento on Wednesday, liberal dreams of expanding safety-net benefits and providing health coverage to immigrants are giving way to a new vision revolving around a feverish push to protect gains racked up in the past. After years of pushing forward a progressive agenda, legislative Democrats will be pushing back against conservative policies from President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican Congress. Instead of expanding Medi-Cal health coverage to adult immigrants who can’t prove they’re legally in the country, Democrats are now concentrating on how to retain health coverage for those who already have it. And anti-poverty...
  • Mexico Plunges into Fresh Crisis as Fury Swells over Gas Prices

    01/02/2017 6:03:05 AM PST · by dynachrome · 12 replies
    Telesurtv ^ | 12-31-16 | unattributed
    The government plans to end subsidies and let the market dictate prices in March, but the already-strained Mexican people will feel the pinch at the pump before they start falling. The finance ministry announced Tuesday that the price of gasoline would increase by as much as 20.1 percent to 88 cents per liter on Jan. 1, while diesel would rise by 16.5 percent to 83 cents. The price ceiling will be adjusted daily starting Feb. 18, before letting supply and demand determine them in March. Around 100 protestors blocked a service station in the Pacific Coast resort of Acapulco on...
  • In 2017, GOP Congress sees mandate to undo Obama's agenda

    12/31/2016 8:54:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 31, 2016 11:35 AM EST | Mary Clare Jalonick
    Republicans’ grip on all levers of power stands as a mandate to the GOP-led Congress, which will move swiftly to try to undo eight years of outgoing President Barack Obama’s agenda. With Republican President-elect Donald Trump weeks away from assuming office, GOP lawmakers plan to open the 115th Congress on Tuesday and immediately take steps to repeal Obama’s health care law. Beyond that, they’ll look at a tax overhaul, reversing Obama-era environmental regulations and other conservative priorities. Republicans will face some obstacles. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says Democrats “stand ready to fight vigorously” to protect health care and other...
  • 10 Places With the Highest Rates of Car Theft in the U.S.

    12/29/2016 8:01:37 PM PST · by george76 · 77 replies
    U.S. News ^ | Dec. 29, 2016 | Devon Thorsby
    U.S. News compiled data on car thefts from the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 2014 – the most recent year for complete data from the bureau – to determine which of the 100 largest metro areas in the country had the highest rate of car theft. Albuquerque, New Mexico, takes the top spot for highest rate of car theft, with a total of 6,131 thefts in 2014 and 676.9 thefts per 100,000 people. The City of Albuquerque acknowledges its high rate of auto theft on its website, noting New Mexico’s shared border with Mexico gives car thieves added incentive because...
  • Spanish Military Report: Islamic Terrorists Operate, Raise Cash in Latin America to Attack U.S.

    12/28/2016 11:22:46 AM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 28, 2016
    Latin America is a hotbed of Islamic terrorism where groups like ISIS and Hezbollah operate freely and raise large sums of money to finance terrorist activities in other countries, mainly the United States, according to a new report released by Spain’s Defense Ministry. “Latin America represents an important region for Islamic radicalism because conditions enable the free, almost undetectable, movement of their members throughout the region,” the defense document states. Governments in the region consider Islamic terrorism to be a foreign problem, the report says, and intelligence agencies are ill equipped to handle the threat they represent. “The ignorance involving...
  • Mexican ambassador urges immigrants to apply for US citizenship

    12/22/2016 1:11:33 PM PST · by ColdOne · 37 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 12/22/16 | Rafael Bernal
    The Mexican ambassador to the United States is urging more Mexican citizens living abroad to apply for U.S. citizenship, ahead of President-elect Donald Trump's administration. Ambassador Carlos Sada Solana told Mexican state news agency Notimex Tuesday that applying for citizenship could be an important defense against deportation and other actions if Trump changes U.S. immigration policies. "It's one of the very important protection actions to become citizens, because then they're no longer subject to deportation processes and on the other hand, they don't lose Mexican citizenship," he told Notimex.
  • Video Shows Fireworks Exploding at Market in Tultepec, Mexico

    12/21/2016 6:19:42 PM PST · by Mariner · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 20th, 2016 | Unattributed
    Shocking video shows explosion of fireworks at Santiaguito Market in Tultepec, Mexico that injured at least 60 people.
  • At least 27 dead, dozens injured after explosion at Mexico fireworks market

    12/20/2016 4:00:41 PM PST · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 20, 2016 | AP
    Photo at link. An explosion ripped through Mexico's best-known fireworks market on the outskirts of Mexico City Tuesday, killing at least 27 people and injuring scores more while sending a huge plume of charcoal-gray smoke billowing into the sky. Reuters, citing local emergency services, reported that 27 people were killed at the open-air San Pablito Market in Tultepec, in the State of Mexico.
  • Report: 820,000 criminal illegals, 84% with felonies, serious misdemeanors

    12/19/2016 3:43:43 PM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/17/16 | Paul Bedard
    Illegal immigrants with criminal records, the deportation priority of President-elect Trump, total at least 820,000, with most having felony and serious misdemeanor convictions,.. Some estimates have suggested up to two million criminal illegals, but the numbers cited by the Center for Immigration Studies still show an enormous group larger than the populations of four states, Alaska, North Dakota, Vermont or Wyoming. The immigration think tank cited numbers from the Urban Institute. That group downplayed the crimes ... "Some estimates say that there are only 820,000 undocumented immigrants with criminal records in the country, including 690,000 with a felony or serious...
  • Weekly Update: What Should Trump Do?

    12/17/2016 11:54:52 AM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 16, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    How Trump Can Avoid the Ethical Tar Pit Somali “Community” Given Special Access to Secured Areas of Airports JW Reveals Shocking Details About Mexican Heroin Cartels How Trump Can Avoid the Ethical Tar Pit A tsunami of change is washing over Washington D.C. as a new administration, from a different party, enters the process of transition. For us at Judicial Watch, however, it’s business as usual. As corrupt as the Obama administration has been, we are under no illusion that a new broom sweeps entirely clean. Even before he takes the oath of office, President-elect Trump is under pressure over...
  • Taxpayer-Funded Play Imagines Going Back in Time to Assassinate Christopher Columbus

    12/16/2016 5:43:31 AM PST · by kevcol · 38 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 16, 2016 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The National Endowment for the Arts is helping fund the production of a play about going back in time to kill Christopher Columbus. The agency recently awarded $10,000 to the Borderlands Theater, which views people living near or on the U.S. border as “citizens of the world,” for the production entitled “Shooting Columbus.” “A collaborative effort between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Arizona artists will combine elements from interviews with tribal elders and community members with movement, media, and traditional theater for a site-based, immersive, interactive performance,” according to a grant for the project. “The guest artists are members of the Shooting...
  • Mexico finds 2 border tunnels leading into US

    12/13/2016 2:53:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 13, 2016 2:15 PM EST
    Mexican police and soldiers have discovered two tunnels in the border city of Tijuana that lead into California. […] Prosecutors said Monday that one of the tunnels reached to San Diego, California, and the other was unfinished. The Attorney General’s Office said the tunnels were apparently used by the Sinaloa drug cartel to move drugs into the United States. …
  • Is Trump Softening on Young Immigrants? Senators Hope So, Offer Bill

    12/11/2016 8:11:59 PM PST · by Steelfish · 47 replies
    NBCNews ^ | December 11, 2016 | SUZANNE GAMBOA
    DEC 9 2016 Is Trump Softening on Young Immigrants? Senators Hope So, Offer Bill by SUZANNE GAMBOA WASHINGTON - Seizing on President-elect Donald Trump's "encouraging" comments in a Time interview, two U.S. senators are pushing for a stopgap protection from deportation for young immigrants who arrived or stayed in the country illegally as children. Senate Minority Leader Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., partnered to introduce legislation Friday that would protect the young immigrants should Trump repeal the executive action before Congress takes up immigration reform. The protection would be temporary to keep them from being deported while...