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  • Rubio to vote 'no' on tax bill unless child tax credit is expanded

    12/14/2017 11:17:28 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 165 replies
    The Hill ^ | Dec 14, 2017 | Y ALEXANDER BOLTON AND AVERY ANAPOL
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) has threatened to vote against the tax bill, putting the legislation in danger of being delayed past Christmas. Rubio has told Senate leaders that he will vote against the bill unless the child tax credit is made more generous to help lower-income workers who pay payroll taxes and not regular income taxes. “Sen. Rubio has consistently communicated to the Senate tax negotiators that his vote on final passage would depend on whether the refundability of the Child Tax Credit was increased in a meaningful way,” said a spokesperson for Rubio. If Rubio votes against the bill,...
  • Mexico Wants to Formalize Use of Army to Fight Crime, Alarming Rights Groups

    12/13/2017 11:27:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 14, 2017 | 12:30 AM EST | Mark Browne
    A proposed law giving the government formal powers to send the military into the streets to fight crime in Mexico faces unified opposition from human rights groups and the United Nations. The “internal security” law currently before Mexico’s Senate passed the lower house of Congress last month, pushed through by President Enrique Peña Nieto’s ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) party. In a statement opposing the proposed law, U.N. human rights commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said the Mexican government has been using the military to fight organized crime and drug cartels for the past decade, but without success. “Violence has...
  • Salma Hayek accuses Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment: He's 'my monster too'

    12/13/2017 3:45:10 PM PST · by Enchante · 55 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | December 13, 2017 | Suzy Byrne
    Salma Hayek accuses Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment: He's 'my monster too' Suzy Byrne 5 hours ago Reactions Sign in to like Reblog on Tumblr Share Tweet Email VIDEO: Notable public figures accused of harassment since Weinstein's fall Scroll back up to restore default view. Salma Hayek has come forward to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment. The Oscar-nominated Mexican actress, whose films include Frida and Traffic, went public with her allegations on Wednesday, over two months after the movie honcho was first publicly accused of sexual misconduct in a New York Times piece. She shared her first-person story with...
  • A Nasty, Nafta-Related Surprise: Mexico’s Soaring Obesity

    12/12/2017 4:40:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    New York Times ^ | DEC. 11, 2017 | ANDREW JACOBS and MATT RICHTEL
    Few predicted when Mexico joined the free-trade deal that it would transform the country in a way that would saddle millions with diet-related illnesses.William Ruiz Sánchez spends his days grilling burgers and slathering fried hot dogs with pepperoni and cheese at his family’s restaurant. Refrigerators and fire-engine red tables provided by Coca-Cola feature the company’s logo in exchange for exclusive sale of its drinks. Though members of the Ruiz family sometimes eat here, they more often grab dinner at Domino’s or McDonald’s. For midday snacks, they buy Doritos or Cheetos at Oxxo, a convenience store chain so ubiquitous here that...
  • Tony Blair re-elected to Socialist International post amid protests

    10/29/2003 10:25:12 AM PST · by ejdrapes · 3 replies · 40+ views
    AFP ^ | October 29, 2003 | AFP
    Blair re-elected to Socialist International post amid protests SAO PAULO (AFP) - Prime Minister Tony Blair (news - web sites) was re-elected vice president of the Socialist International, drawing protests from delegates who said his support of the US-led war in Iraq (news - web sites) made him ineligible. Socialist parties in Argentina, Chile, Panama, Mexico and Nicaragua sought to derail the re-election of Britain's Labour Party leader. "It is necessary to make a distinction between the Labour party and its place in history and the leadership of Tony Blair, which has been so horrible for world peace," said Hernan...
  • Mayans, Yes Mayans, Love Basketball

    12/08/2017 12:47:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Some 50 years ago, an area was cleared, hoops were erected and the town of San Pedro La Laguna, nestled at the foot of a volcano in Guatemala's southwestern shore, had its first basketball court. No matter that the court was made of dirt then. Today, that same ground houses the town's municipal court. By day, children participate in dribbling drills to later show off their Kyrie Irving moves or Steph Curry skills. Beginning in the 1980's, NBA games were televised, and the sport's popularity grew. The rest is history. The local Hoyas and Cavaliers square off in the municipal...
  • Sure things come from Jesus Christ[charismatic caucus]

    12/08/2017 9:34:00 AM PST · by Jedediah
    Bible ^ | bible
    Sure things come from me for I AM eternal in all I do and say and so it is as you come to me first I lay a path out for your life that is unshakable made of pure virtue and true and this path holds no lies or deviation for " I Know your Life "it is imprinted in my very HAND . Keep your eyes focused and imprinted into My will for you first and foremost , for this road carries blessings . . . I know your days ; Days past , today and each moment of...
  • Illegal Alien Taunts Family With Horrifying Court Room Statement After Raping Woman

    12/07/2017 8:12:41 AM PST · by Cheerio · 23 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | December 6, 201 | Ben Marquis
    While much of the country’s attention was focused on the astonishing acquittal of Kate Steinle’s killer in San Francisco, another illegal immigrant accused of horrendous crimes was being held accountable for them farther up the coast in Portland, Oregon. According to the New York Post, a Mexican national with a criminal record and series of prior deportations and re-entries named Sergio Jose Martinez was sentenced to 35 years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple counts including assault, burglary, kidnapping, sexual abuse, sodomy, and rape. He remained incredibly defiant and showed no remorse while receiving his sentence. During the sentencing...
  • Nafta Talks Have High Stakes for Two Texas Bridge Owners

    12/04/2017 10:49:56 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 23, 2017 | Natalie Kitroeff
    RIO GRANDE CITY, Tex. — Caught quite literally in the middle of the international debate over the way the United States trades with its southern neighbor are two Texans named Sam. Sam Vale and Sam Sparks Jr. own two bridges that stretch across the Rio Grande, connecting farmers on either side with markets on the other, and linking communities in South Texas and northern Mexico that sometimes meet in the middle. Major retailers and manufacturers are mobilizing to keep the deal alive and to protest rules that could make it more expensive to bring parts and products in from Mexico....
  • Cartel Hitmen Force ‘Confessions’ From Victims Before ISIS-Style Beheadings In Mexico

    12/02/2017 6:39:58 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 19 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Dec. 3, 2017 | Jeremy Kryt
    Members of the Viagras cartel videotaped a rival hitman confessing to “sins” in the western Mexican state of Michoacán last Thursday, then bent his neck backward over a block of wood and sawed off his head with a carving knife. The beheading video was posted to social media, along with a warning to the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG). In the clip, the decapitated victim also claims to be the brother of Juan Carlos Márquez Pérez, a.k.a. “El Duende” (The Goblin), a CJNG operative arrested back in 2015. In a separate incident on Tuesday of last week, two more severed...
  • Walmart pulls threatening shirt at RTDNA's urging ("journalists")

    11/30/2017 2:00:25 PM PST · by RightGeek · 16 replies
    RTDNA press release ^ | 11/30/2017 | RTDNA
    The nation’s largest retailer Wednesday removed from its website a controversial t-shirt that threatens journalists, shortly after RTDNA and its Voice of the First Amendment Task Force sent a letter to the company’s top executives requesting its removal. The shirt, featuring the words “Rope. Tree. Journalist. SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED,” had been offered for sale on Walmart.com by a third-party seller, Teespring.com, which also offers on its site a coffee mug featuring the slogan. RTDNA Executive Director Dan Shelley sent a letter pointing out that the message sent by the shirts could “at the least … inflame the passions of those...
  • Walmart removes ‘Rope. Tree. Journalist.’ T-shirt from website after complaint

    12/01/2017 1:55:05 AM PST · by Daffynition · 8 replies
    kcstar.com ^ | November 30, 2017 | Matt Campbell
    A supposedly humorous T-shirt that suggested reporters should be lynched was on sale at Walmart.com until an objection caused the retailer to take it down. The $18.99 shirt said: “Rope. Tree. Journalist. SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED.”
  • Walmart Selling ‘Antifa’ Fan Gear

    12/02/2017 3:53:15 AM PST · by markomalley · 29 replies
    Big Government ^ | 12/2/17 | Amanda House
    Walmart is selling “Antifa” clothing that “will [allow you to] express yourself inside the opposition to the ideology, organizations, governments and people from the far right (fascism).”The mega-retailer is offering at least 13 different sweatshirts “made in Mexico of 100% COTTON for all-day comfort” promoting the group whose activities were “formally classified” by the Obama Administration “as domestic terrorist violence” as early as April 2016, according to Politico, despite the group’s efforts to downplay this determination. “Antifa,” or Anti-Fascist Action, is an informal grouping of communist, anarchist, and other far-left street gangs. Drawing inspiration from the German Communist Party’s street fighters of the 1930s, the modern movement grew out...
  • Walmart pulls "Rope. Tree. Journalist." T-shirt from site

    12/02/2017 10:20:49 AM PST · by Pollard · 14 replies
    cbs news ^ | 11/30/2017
    WASHINGTON - Walmart (WMT) has pulled a T-shirt offered by an outside seller from its online store after a journalist advocacy group told the retailer it found the shirt threatening. The shirt, listed on Walmart.com through third-party seller Teespring, said: "Rope. Tree. Journalist. SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED." "This item was sold by a third-party seller on our marketplace and clearly violates our policy," Walmart said. "We removed it as soon as it was brought to our attention, and are conducting a thorough review of the seller's assortment."
  • WalMart Selling 'Antifa' Fan Gear

    12/02/2017 9:59:55 AM PST · by VR-21 · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-1-2017 | Amanda House
    Walmart is selling “Antifa” clothing that “will [allow you to] express yourself inside the opposition to the ideology, organizations, governments and people from the far right (fascism).” The mega-retailer is offering at least 13 different sweatshirts “made in Mexico of 100% COTTON for all-day comfort” promoting the group whose activities were “formally classified” by the Obama Administration “as domestic terrorist violence” as early as April 2016, according to Politico, despite the group’s efforts to downplay this determination.
  • Jury Starts Deliberation on Kate Steinle Trial That Sparked Immigration Debate

    11/21/2017 11:38:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Jurors on Tuesday started weighing the fate of a Mexican man who was in the United States illegally when he shot a woman on a San Francisco pier in a killing that stirred up another fierce national debate on immigration. No verdict was reached as of 4 p.m. Tuesday. The jury reconvenes at 9 a.m. Wednesday, and court closes at noon. The jury of six men and six women will consider dueling arguments that Jose Ines Garcia Zarate was either a hapless, homeless man who killed Kate Steinle in a freak accident or a calculated murderer intent on playing a...
  • Gang fight! Latinos vs Kurds in Nashville High School Fight, 14 Arrested

    11/21/2017 11:30:02 AM PST · by BusterDog · 38 replies
    14 juvenile students ‘physically arrested’ & 2 adult students cited after large brawl at Overton High School in Nashville; Fight was between students of Latino & Kurdish descent - Police
  • NFL extends deal to play three more years in Mexico

    11/21/2017 6:54:01 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    LA SLIMES ^ | 11/19/17
    The NFL has extended its deal to play an annual game in Mexico for three more years. The league and the Ministry of Tourism announced Sunday an agreement to play a game each year from 2019-21.
  • Texas Democrat Julian Castro says 'I might' run for president

    11/20/2017 8:59:56 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 48 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | November 5, 2017 | Jeremy Wallace
    AUSTIN - Texas Democrat Julian Castro confirmed Sunday he is seriously considering running for president in 2020, and former state Sen. Wendy Davis left open the possibility she will take another run at the governor's seat in 2018. "I might," Castro told more than 350 people at a political conference near the University of Texas on Sunday morning. Davis' comments came at the same event.
  • EXCLUSIVE – Roy Moore: Deploy Military to Fortify U.S.-Mexico Border

    11/20/2017 3:46:09 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Nov 2017 | AARON KLEIN
    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — In a policy interview here, Republican senatorial candidate Roy Moore advocated for the Trump administration to immediately deploy the U.S. military to fortify the U.S.-Mexico border while plans for a wall are being strategized. “I believe that we can stop illegal aliens from coming across our border within a matter of a week using the United States military to support the border patrol,” Moore stated. “That is not a violation of the Posse Comitatus Act. It has been done by numerous presidents.” “And then we have the money, as soon as possible we can build a wall...