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  • Fox Video Featuring Donald Trump Angers United States Soccer Fans

    10/09/2015 5:03:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 9, 2015 | Richard Sandomir, sports and television columnist
    Fox Sports 1’s marketing of Saturday’s Mexico-United States Concacaf playoff game fired up American fans in an unintended way Friday with a promotional commercial using comments made by Donald J. Trump on the presidential campaign trail as a way to lead cheers for the United States national team.(VIDEO-AND-TWEET-AT-LINK)The video was promoted as a response to an earlier TV Azteca ad that used Trump’s words as a way to promote Mexico in the game. But Fox’s choice of Trump to promote the United States team seemed, at best, questionable. He has built his campaign for president around anti-immigration positions, especially those...
  • Remains of Conquistador Convoy Found in Mexico

    10/09/2015 1:45:10 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 96 replies
    Archaeology Magazine ^ | Friday, October 09, 2015 | unattributed
    In 1520, a Spanish-led supply convoy that may have consisted of as many as 550 people, including Cubans of African and Indian descent, women, and Indian allies of the Spaniards, was captured and taken to a town inhabited by the Aztec-allied Texcocanos, or Acolhuas. The town is now known as Zultepec-Tecoaque, an archaeological site east of Mexico City. Excavations have uncovered carved clay figurines of the invaders that the Texcocanos had symbolically decapitated. Human and animal bones with cut marks have also been found, indicating that the members of the convoy and their horses were actually sacrificed and eaten. The...
  • Trump says terrorists entering U.S. at southern border; Judicial Watch confirms candidate’s claims

    10/09/2015 9:01:47 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    ALERT: Trump Reveals “Greatest Military Coup of All Time” Could Now Be Underway on U.S. Soil From The Conservative Tribune “Donald Trump recently entered the Syrian refugee debate and had some bold things to say about the crisis. The Republican presidential front runner spoke with Fox News’ Eric Bolling on Cashin’ In about the issue. During the interview, Trump expressed his deep concern about potentially letting jihadists come into the country as ‘refugees.’ They were talking about 3,000 people coming,’ he told Bolling. ‘Then I heard 10 [thousand], then I heard 25 [thousand], then I heard 200,000 people.’ ‘And Eric,...
  • Watauga Man Accused of Smuggling People Into Texas for Profit By

    10/08/2015 8:33:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Oct 8, 2015 | Frank Heinz
    A Watauga man has been indicted by a federal grand jury, accused of smuggling undocumented immigrants into Texas for financial gain, according to the Department of Justice. On Sept. 18, deputies with the Frio County Sheriff's Department and agents with the U.S. Border Patrol responded to a 911 call from someone who said they saw several people exiting a tractor-trailer parked at a convenience store in Frio County, southwest of San Antonio. When authorities arrived, they found 39 undocumented immigrants, including 28 men, seven women and four children, from Guatemala, El Salvador and Mexico, officials said. "We see hands sticking...
  • El Chapo Is Reportedly Offering $100 Million for the Capture of Donald Trump "Dead or Alive"

    10/07/2015 9:51:58 PM PDT · by free_life · 33 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Oct 7, 2015 | Trace William Cowen
    Yes, according to TeleSurTV, El Chapo has increased the bounty on Trump's hair hat to a less-than-paltry $100 million. "He was mad," a predictably unnamed source tells the publication. "He wants Donald Trump dead and will pay any amount of money to have Donald Trump’s head." Meanwhile, the entirety of American politics wishes desperately for Donald to quietly exit the 2016 race for the White House, an exit that would essentially be a gift to the nation too precious for a specific valuation.
  • UN rights official: Mexico must withdraw army from streets

    10/07/2015 4:07:58 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 10 replies
    WBAY.COM ^ | 07 OCTOBER 2015 | AP
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The United Nations’ top human rights official called on the Mexican government to set a timetable for withdrawing military personnel from law enforcement duties. U.N. high commissioner for human rights Zeid Raad al-Hussein said the government should return the soldiers to their barracks. The Mexican army and marines are leading the fight against the country’s drug cartels. But soldiers have been accused of human rights abuses, including a 2014 case in which three soldiers were charged with homicide in the slaying of at least eight suspects after they surrendered.
  • El Chapo Is Reportedly Offering $100 Million for the Capture of Donald Trump "Dead or Alive"

    10/07/2015 4:12:10 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 42 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/7/15 | Yahoo
    With the temperature outside slowly but surely dipping into winter levels, that annoying little tradition otherwise known as hindsight starts to rear its unabashedly annoying head. 2015, though we still have a little less than three months to completely upend this assessment, has given us the rise (or, in the case of these two gentlemen, the rebirth) of many a legend of pop culture, though two titans of headlines snatching reign bafflingly supreme: Donald Trump, that guy you kind of recognize from that one reality show you could never really bring yourself to watch, is still running for president. El...
  • Carly Fiorina Added to Koch Brothers' Short List

    10/07/2015 3:08:11 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/7/15 | JORDYN PHELPS
    Carly Fiorina has officially made it onto the short list of candidates being considered by the Koch Brothers’ network of donors -- potentially opening the door to a deep pool of money. Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, the Koch brothers’ umbrella group, which includes a sprawling network of conservative donors, confirmed to ABC News that Fiorina is one of the five candidates on the donor network’s watch list. "Governor Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina and Senators Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio are leading a thoughtful and substantive discussion on the issues and we look forward to hearing more about...
  • CDC: Salmonella outbreak hits 35 states [Mexican cucumbers]

    10/07/2015 10:48:02 AM PDT · by donna · 42 replies ^ | Oct 7, 2015 | Eric Pfahler
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is looking into a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Poona after linking the outbreak to imported cucumbers. The CDC reported the outbreak has impacted 732 people from 35 states as of Tuesday. Four deaths have been attributed to the outbreak, according to the CDC. Symptoms include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps that can last four to seven days.
  • Man who says he was cartel enforcer pleads guilty to murders

    10/06/2015 3:45:41 PM PDT · by Mariner · 12 replies
    AP ^ | October 6th, 2015 | By SCOTT SMITH
    VISALIA, Calif. A man who says he was a cartel enforcer pleaded guilty Tuesday to nine counts of murder in California. Jose Manuel Martinez will be sentenced next month to life in prison without the possibility of parole under the terms of a plea deal. He also pleaded guilty to one count of attempted murder of a 17-year-old. After being arrested in 2013, the 53-year-old Martinez opened up to investigators about his violent career with more than 30 killings.
  • Top Law Enforcement Official: Terrorists Have Infiltrated U.S. Through Mexico

    10/06/2015 12:34:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 6, 2015
    A few days ago a top law enforcement official finally confirmed that Islamic terrorists have infiltrated the United States through Mexico, a story that Judicial Watch broke last year as part of an ongoing series involving the dangerously porous southern border. Last October JW reported that four members of the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), who entered the U.S. through the Mexican border, were arrested in McAllen and Pharr Texas. Then, over the summer, JW reported that Mexican drug cartels are smuggling foreigners from countries with terrorist links into a small Texas rural town near...

    10/06/2015 6:13:41 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 October 2015 | MIKE FLYNN
    The third quarter fundraising period for presidential campaigns is over, having closed Wednesday. Detailed numbers won’t be publicly available until later this week, but campaigns are free to report their results at any time. More than any other candidate, Jeb Bush needs to report a strong fundraising quarter to quell growing doubts about his campaign. -snip- Sources close to the Ted Cruz campaign told Breitbart News that the conservative favorite raised around $14-15 million last quarter, matching his fundraising in the second quarter. No other GOP campaigns have reported or leaked their fundraising numbers for the third quarter. The summer...
  • Milbank: Trump will lose, or I will eat this column

    10/04/2015 9:42:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | October 4, 2015 | Dana Milbank, The Washington Post
    I never expected to write these words, but I miss Mitt Romney. Last Wednesday, the day the front-runner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination was in New Hampshire alleging that Syrian refugees fleeing for their lives may actually be clandestine terrorists, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee was in Washington, talking sense. "Donald Trump will not be the nominee," Romney told a group of business-school students at Georgetown University. And why won't Trump, who when he isn't besmirching Syrian refugees as terrorists is maligning Mexican immigrants as rapists, get the nod? Because, Romney said, "when all is said and done, the...
  • DOJ: Mexican Cartel Used Middle Eastern Honor System to Launder U.S. Currency

    10/04/2015 12:56:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 1 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Oct 2015 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    Court documents filed in federal court claim that a suspected drug traffickers linked to Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel used a Middle Eastern honor system to launder drug proceeds. Known as a Hawala, members of the conspiracy would be hired by cartel members in Canada and Mexico to move drug proceeds through the honor system that does not leave a paper trail as couriers move the money between countries. “Drug traffickers in Canada would generate drug proceeds from multi-kilogram and multi-pound sales and distribution of drugs provided by Mexican cartels, including the Sinaloa Cartel,” court records obtained by Breitbart Texas revealed. A...
  • Trump’s wall can be our wall by individual sponsorship

    10/03/2015 9:15:41 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 18 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/3/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Donald Trump is an out of the box thinker. Here is an out of the box idea for him: personal, individual sponsorship of a section of the wall to be built on our southern border. Trump has called for a wall to be built along the entire roughly 2,000 miles of our border with Mexico. There are some 2 million feet in the 370 mile border between Mexico and Arizona; and most observers agree sealing this “hole” needs immediate attention. Using a wall to slow and eventually stop illegal aliens from invading our country is the most obvious response to...
  • Will donors stick with Jeb Bush?

    10/02/2015 10:15:39 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/2/15 | Maeve Reston and Dana Bash
    From the moment Jeb Bush entered the presidential race, his financial backers said they chose him because he was the candidate who could go the distance. But few expected the marathon would be so difficult. The former Florida governor is fifth in New Hampshire—where he has campaigned hard with a presence on the airwaves. He is trailing Marco Rubio in a new national USA Today/Suffolk University poll and is competing with his one-time understudy for the many undecided donors who are waiting to see how the field shakes out. And Bush is still being overshadowed by the juggernaut that is...
  • U.S. a net oil exporter to Mexico for first time in decades

    10/01/2015 9:52:36 AM PDT · by thackney · 18 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | October 1, 2015 | Robert Grattan
    The U.S. sent more crude oil and petroleum products to Mexico than it received for the first time in at least two decades in July, according to the latest government data. The switch from net importer to net exporter underlines a new reality for oil markets: After decades of sourcing oil from south of the border, the U.S., and especially Texas, has plenty of oil. Simultaneously, Mexican production has declined even as the country’s need for oil and the products that come from it have risen. U.S. net imports of oil and petroleum products from Mexico peaked in June of...
  • A Grandmother's Ordeal in the Hands of Mexican Kidnappers

    09/30/2015 1:20:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Hastings Tribune ^ | 9/30/15 | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO
    The kidnappers promised Yolanda Alvarez Antunez they would free her husband after she paid the ransom. The mother of five, grandmother of 13 saw no other option. Around 10:30 p.m. on that Wednesday, Yolanda and her brother-in-law drove the old family truck to a mountain town in the southern state of Guerrero, where they were stopped by two pickups full of armed men. She handed over a plastic bag full of bills, but instead of buying her husband's freedom, she was taken captive, too. "You're going to stay because your husband escaped and you're not leaving until we find him,...
  • Donald Trump says 1950s 'Operation Wetback' is model immigration plan

    09/30/2015 4:32:12 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 83 replies
    Donald Trump said that if he were to become president of the United States, part of his immigration policy would be modeled directly after a 1950s policy called "Operation Wetback." In an interview published online for 60 Minutes Overtime, Trump told CBS anchor and correspondent Scott Pelley that his immigration plan to deport all undocumented immigrants in the country and allow them to come in on a per-case basis can work because President Dwight D. Eisenhower did it more than half a century ago. "We are rounding them up in a very humane way, in a very nice way, and...
  • Donald Trump’s ‘humane’ 1950s model for deportation, ‘Operation Wetback’, was anything but

    09/30/2015 7:11:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Washington Post's Morning Mix ^ | September 30, 2015 | Yanan Wang
    In Mexicali, Mexico, temperatures can reach 125 degrees as heat envelops an arid desert. Without a body of water nearby to moderate the climate, the heavy sun is relentless — and deadly. During the summer of 1955, this is where hundreds of thousands of Mexicans were “dumped” after being discovered as migrants who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. Unloaded from buses and trucks carrying several times their capacity, the deportees stumbled into the Mexicali streets with few possessions and no way of getting home. This was strategic: the more obscure the destination within the Mexican interior, the less opportunities they...
  • Politician Says Homeless People Should Be Put Down By Lethal Injection (Mexico)

    09/30/2015 7:22:25 AM PDT · by bgill · 45 replies
    andyjwellstumblr ^ | unknown | Andy Wells
    Olga Gutierrez Machorro believes that beggars should be culled with lethal injection, believing it to be in their best interests. She said: “Yes they’re a little crazy, but they’re harmless. “Which is why I think to myself wouldn’t it be kinder to just give them a lethal injection?” Unbelievably, Machorro, who is a member of the local government in Tecamachalco, Mexico, is also the councillor responsible for the Vulnerable Groups Commission - who try to find ways to help the homeless and disadvantaged.
  • Top Scott Walker Fund-Raiser Enlists With Jeb Bush

    09/29/2015 11:46:37 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 35 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9/29/15 | Matt Flegenheimer
    Jeb Bush has plucked a top fund-raiser from the remains of Scott Walker’s failed presidential campaign: Anthony Scaramucci, a New York investor who had served as Mr. Walker’s national finance co-chairman. Mr. Scaramucci has signed on as Mr. Bush seeks to demonstrate to donors and others that his campaign is not flagging, despite sluggish poll numbers. Mr. Bush’s allies are particularly sensitive to any perception that he is losing the battle for Walker staff members and leading forces in campaign finance to Marco Rubio, the Florida senator who has seen his standing in polls rise since a strong performance in...
  • Jeb Bush’s poll numbers are terrible. So why aren’t we talking about them?

    09/29/2015 11:32:25 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/29/15 | Chris Cillizza
    In April, one in every four likely Republican primary voters nationally said they would support Jeb Bush for president, according to an NBC-Wall Street Journal poll. Today, just 7 percent say the same. And, it's not just the NBC-WSJ poll; here's Bush's trend line since the start of the year: -snip- That's a remarkable — and remarkably steady — erosion of support unmatched by anyone still running for the Republican nomination. The only person to experience anything close to that sort of drastic drop-off was Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who ended his candidacy last week. So, why is no one...
  • Bush donors not panicked

    09/29/2015 6:31:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/29/15 | Ben White
    BUSH DONORS PANICKED? — Not according to several M.M. talked to this week. Would they like poll numbers higher? Sure. But there are still several months to go before any votes are cast. Said one: “Team Bush is not panicked. Trump tried to channel Jeb today on taxes, but he can't get into the weeds. Rubio is expanding the map but has no staff. Cruz is … .well, still Mr. Congealiality. Bottom line, Jeb is the only grownup with money, a message and organization. Time is, as the Stones say, on his side. … Jeb's fundraising prowess is such a...
  • Top donors are warning Jeb Bush: Shape up or we'll ship out as deposed front-runner continues to

    09/29/2015 6:08:17 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/29/15 | J. TAYLOR RUSHING
    Top donors are warning Jeb Bush: Shape up or we'll ship out as deposed front-runner continues to slide in presidential polls. Replaced as the Republican presidential front-runner this summer and now steadily sliding in the polls, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is being lectured by his top donors that he must reverse his ebbing momentum or they will desert his bid for the presidency. The warnings from Bush's top supporters come in the midst of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's exit from the race and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's rise in the polls. Ironically, it also comes just as Bush and...
  • Bush camp moves to ease donor angst

    09/29/2015 5:58:44 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/29/15 | ELI STOKOLS
    Assessing the state of anxiety on a scale of one to 10, one donor puts the panic level at a 'six or seven.' For the past week, Jeb Bush's campaign advisers have been using a new data point to convince nervous donors that he's still the candidate to beat — Bush's lead in the political prediction markets. Just one problem: Beginning Sunday night, PredictIt, the biggest of the online sites and the one referenced last week by top Bush advisers and confidants, placed Marco Rubio ahead of Bush at the head of the GOP pack. The sudden evaporation of yet...
  • Jeb’s Gaffe-Ridden Campaign

    09/29/2015 5:55:07 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/29/15 | Scott Greer
    Republican presidential candidates are obviously tired of being overshadowed by one Donald J. Trump. The other dozen or so White House hopefuls struggle to get anywhere near the coverage the billionaire businessman receives on a daily basis. This arrangement has probably irked no one more than former GOP frontrunner Jeb Bush. Prior to the entry of The Donald, Bush was the talk of the media and was leading the Republican pack by a comfortable margin. Fast forward a few months, and now Jeb is down in the polls and has a high unfavorable rating among GOP voters. To put in...
  • Mexican representative suggests homeless should be culled with lethal injections

    09/29/2015 2:11:14 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/28/15 | Jennifer Newton
    Mexican representative for the vulnerable suggests homeless should be culled with lethal injections **SNIP** Her remarks, reported in local newspaper Cambio, came when she alleged that the local government lacked the necessary resources to deal with an increasing number of beggars on the streets. She claimed that she herself had a big heart but was unable to solve the homeless problem alone. Ms Machorro also said that she had often offered her home and office as a sanctuary for those individuals with nowhere to go - but said it wasn't a real solution. She explained: 'Yes they're a little crazy,...
  • Where Did Jeb Bush Lose Support? Everywhere – WSJ/NBC Poll

    09/28/2015 5:50:40 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 9/28/15 | EMMA COURT
    Once hailed as the likely Republican nominee, Jeb Bush’s support has been sliced in half from July to September and now stands at 7% as a variety of potential voters turned to other candidates, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll. Mr. Bush is in fifth place among likely GOP voters after real estate developer Donald Trump, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, Sen. Marco Rubio (R.,Fla.) and former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina. Mr. Bush lost support across the board: among men and women, voters under and over 50 years of age, talk-radio listeners, and values and tea-party voters...
  • Team Bush: Don't worry, it's still early, and we've got lots of money

    09/28/2015 4:59:14 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/28/15 | Byron York
    Thursday is October 1. Republican caucus and primary voters begin voting the first of February. Jeb Bush has suffered a big decline in the polls, losing, by the count of Wall Street Journal pollsters, 2/3 of his support nationally since June. (He was at 22 percent in that month's Journal poll and seven percent in a new survey released Sunday.) Other polls show significant decline. -snip- So what is Team Bush's response? To project a sense of calm and imperturbability in the face of bad news. "The race is completely fluid -- look at all the moving parts to date,"...

    09/28/2015 5:05:08 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 9/28/15 | Emily Zanotti
    According to the Washington Post, Jeb Bush has until Halloween to clean up his act, or his donors will be bailing for greener, less moderate, possibly less entitled pastures. Jeb Bush has been something of a non-entity through the first leg of the 2016 campaign. He came in assuming that the waters of the GOP pool would simply part to allow him to walk easily into the nomination, as though he were some sort of second coming of Mitt Romney, and not the third coming of the Bush dynasty. He's run up against Donald Trump, no doubt, which makes it...
  • Flower protest against Donald Trump could have used better planning

    09/28/2015 12:49:18 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 28, 2015 | Chris Perez
    A woman with a huge bouquet of yellow dahlias, the national flower of Mexico, tried her best to deliver them to the doorstep of Donald Trump — but her petaled protest quickly turned into a comedy show when she was unable to navigate her way through a revolving door. Clutching 1,000 flowers in her arms as if she was competing in the Atlas Stone event at the World’s Strongest Man competition, Stephanie Mercades attempted to make a statement on Monday as she dropped off the plants in front of the Trump Tower in Manhattan, TMZ reported. Each dahlia also contained...
  • DOJ Drops Charges Against Syrian Woman Arrested at Texas Border with Mexico

    09/28/2015 9:19:15 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 13 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 09/28/2015 | by Ildefonso Ortiz
    McALLEN, Texas – A federal court in this border city dropped all charges against a Syrian woman and her brother in law, a U.S. Citizen, who were arrested as they attempted to enter the U.S. from Mexico. As reported by Breitbart Texas, U.S. Customs and Border Protection arrested 27-year-old Walaa Alrehawi and her brother-in-law 46-year-old Mohammad Ziad Alzalam last week in the border city of Hidalgo on the charge of misusing a U.S. passport. Court records obtained by Breitbart Texas revealed that Ziad traveled to Beirut, Lebanon, to pick up Alrehawi and the two allegedly used a U.S. passport belonging...
  • OPEC’s Family Feud

    09/28/2015 5:47:49 AM PDT · by thackney · 17 replies
    Hellenic Shipping News ^ | 9/28/2015 | Hellenic Shipping News
    When Venezuelan Oil Minister Juan Pablo Pérez Alfonso resigned in 1963, he blasted the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, at the time torn by internal rivalries, for failing to produce any benefits for his country. Half a century later, OPEC is still split and Venezuela is again unhappy, this time at the unwillingness of the organization’s top producer, Saudi Arabia, to rescue oil prices from a six-year low that’s dragging the battered Venezuelan economy into an even deeper crisis. On Sept. 10, Venezuela’s oil minister, Eulogio del Pino, tweeted appeals for OPEC and non-OPEC countries “to have a discussion on...
  • Mayors Of Eighteen U.S. Cities Tell Obama They Are Ready To Take More Syrian Refugees

    09/26/2015 6:08:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 117 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/24/15 | Kerry Picket
    Mayors from eighteen U.S. cities signed a letter to President Obama saying they are willing to take even more refugees than what has been proposed by the administration. “We will welcome the Syrian families to make homes and new lives in our cities,” wrote the mayors, all of whom are part of the Cities United for Immigration Action coalition. “Indeed, we are writing to say that we stand ready to work with your Administration to do much more and to urge you to increase still further the number of Syrian refugees the United States will accept for resettlement.” “This is...
  • Inside Jeb Bush's campaign headquarters, where push is on for long haul

    09/26/2015 2:33:57 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 9/26/15 | Adam C Smith
    MIAMI — Jeb Bush on Friday completed another grueling week raising money and campaigning in Texas, Iowa, Washington, D.C., Virginia, Kentucky, South Carolina and Florida. Here's what the candidate with the busiest schedule in the presidential race had to show for it: The latest polls have him sixth among Republicans in Iowa, fifth in New Hampshire and handily losing to Donald Trump in, of all places, his home state of Florida. -snip- When a reporter visited last week, fewer than a dozen people worked quietly in what looked more like a vast storage area for unused desks, tables and bookshelves...
  • JEB BUSH: Here's when Donald Trump really 'bugs me'

    09/24/2015 4:03:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Yahoo! Finance / Business Insider ^ | September 24, 2015 | Colin Campbell
    The No. 1 target of Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump's insults said in a Thursday interview that he finds the trash-talk "amusing." Trump constantly calls former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) a "low-energy" person, among other campaign-trail taunts. Bush said on Fox News' "Special Report with Bret Baier" that the attacks don't bother him. "No, because I work my tail off. I find it amusing," Bush said, according to an advance transcript provided by Fox News. He added that he doesn't find all of Trump's statement funny, however — particularly the stuff he labeled divisive. "Most of what Trump says...
  • Jeb Bush is in 5th place in this NH poll. But that’s not his worst news out of the survey.

    09/24/2015 3:55:26 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/24/15 | David Weigel
    It's not really news anymore when a poll finds former Florida Governor Jeb Bush far below "frontrunner" status. The best-funded of the Republican establishment candidates has struggled for months, and never achieved the sort of advantage that Mitt Romney, John McCain, or George W. Bush did in the years before they became the party's nominee. Still, the new WMUR/CNN poll out of New Hampshire -- which has Jeb Bush tied for 5th place with John Kasich, well in back of Donald Trump and Carly Fiorina, and just behind Ben Carson and Marco Rubio -- suggests that the months of weak...
  • America’s Glorious Wall

    09/24/2015 10:20:47 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/24/15 | Peggy Ryan
    The Emperor’s New Clothes is the tale of an Emperor who loves clothes above all else. One day, two swindlers come to town who say they can weave the most magnificent, brilliantly colored cloth. And, they confide, garments made from this fabric have the special power of being invisible to those who are stupid or not fit for their post. The Emperor hires the swindlers and they set to work. In time, he sends trusted officials to check on the weaver’s progress. The officials see only empty looms but know of the cloth’s special power. So they tell the Emperor...
  • Jeb Bush's Mexican-Born Wife Adopts Key Role in Courting Hispanics in New Ad

    09/23/2015 5:57:13 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Latin Post ^ | 9/18/15 | Andre F. Puglie
    Columba Bush, the wife of Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush, is playing an increasingly important role in her husband's campaign, as the former Florida governor seeks to appeal to Hispanics. The 62-year-old philanthropist is a native of León, Mexico. She met Bush in 1970 when the future governor was teaching English as a second language and assisting in the building of a school in a small village outside of the Guanajuato city. In a new video released on Monday designed to appeal to Latino voters -- a key constituency -- Columba Bush made her most expansive comments to date, the...
  • Jeb Bush on immigration: My plan is 'dignified'

    09/23/2015 5:53:27 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/21/15 | Ashley Killough
    Jeb Bush admitted Monday his views on immigration may not be "mainstream" in the Republican Party. But he praised the "vitality" of a multicultural society as other GOP presidential candidates find themselves in trouble over comments about minorities. "If we embrace a set of shared values, then it shouldn't matter if you have a 'z' at the end of your name, or your accent might be different, 'cause guess what? There are people in this country, that have accents different from mine and mine's different from theirs. It doesn't matter," Bush said to a roomful of Hispanics. The former Florida...
  • Mexico's Favorite Villain: Donald Trump

    09/22/2015 10:58:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Politico Magazine ^ | September 21, 2015 | Jan-Albert Hootsen, Dutch freelance journalist based in Mexico City
    America’s Southern neighbor is beating up on the real estate mogul. Literally.While his “Make America Again Great” hats may be the most popular campaign swag north of the Rio Grande, in Mexico the most popular Donald Trump paraphernalia is of a different variety: Piñatas. Ever since announced his entry into the presidential race last June with a thundering tirade against Mexico, Mexicans and immigrants in general Dalton Avalos, a 28-year-old piñata maker from the northern Mexican border city of Reynosa, has been doing a brisk business in candy-filled effigies of Trump. “I’ve sold something like sixty or seventy since I...
  • This video shows how deeply stupid and biased the “Fair and Balanced” Faux News is toward Trump

    09/22/2015 8:59:25 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 55 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/22/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    At my house we have been Fox free for quite a while. These days we watch One America News instead of the biased fakes at faux News. Every conservative should watch OAN because it is what Faux News pretends to be. Nevertheless, I came across this video of something on Fox called The FIVE, which is anything but “fair and balanced.” It shows a bunch of fakes in a discussion of how Donald Trump proposes to get Mexico to pay for the wall we need on our southern border. Watching these morons attack a fresh idea for solving THE PROBLEM...
  • Bush blasts Trump’s border wall and deportation plan

    09/22/2015 3:39:18 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 9/21/15 | Rebecca Elliott
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush reaffirmed his support Monday for allowing undocumented immigrants to earn legal status, denouncing proposals to build a wall at the Mexican border and deport those living in the United States illegally. Both are plans touted by billionaire businessman Donald Trump, who has topped the Republican field in recent polls. After initially steering clear of Trump, Bush has become more outspoken in his criticism of the frontrunner with a penchant for incendiary comments about illegal immigration. “We need to respect the rule of law. There’s national security questions, public health questions. There’s important questions about protecting...
  • Jeb Bush Defends Comprehensive Immigration Reform

    09/22/2015 3:20:57 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush on Monday praised the contribution of Hispanics to the U.S. economy and set himself apart from his GOP rivals by coming out in favor of immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship. “Here’s what I believe. I believe we need immigration reform. I’ve been clear about this. I believe that DREAM Act kids should have a path to citizenship,” the former Florida governor told pro-immigration reform protesters who interrupted him during his address before the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce conference in Houston. “I’ll continue to be consistently for it irrespective of what the...
  • Liberal blog doubts plausibility of Trump's border wall.

    09/21/2015 3:17:45 PM PDT · by bcrotan · 23 replies
    The National Memo ^ | 9/21/2015 | Ali F. Rhuzkan
    There are very few occasions in American political discourse that require the input of a structural engineer, but when Donald Trump took a question from Univision’s Jorge Ramos regarding his proposed United States-Mexico border wall at a press conference on August 25, I heard the clarion call:
  • Jeb Bush finds his voice with spirited attack on rivals' immigration hard line

    09/21/2015 1:59:18 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 46 replies
    Guardian ^ | 9/21/15 | Dan Roberts
    An invigorated Jeb Bush defied his party’s lurch to the right over immigration on Monday with a passionate speech to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, in which he called for a path to legal citizenship for undocumented migrants. -snip- “Donald Trump apparently said I should not speak Spanish to them for some odd reason,” said Bush, who began and ended Monday’s speech in Spanish. “They spoke in Spanish to me and I spoke in Spanish to them.
  • Bush: 'DREAM Act kids should have a path to citizenship'

    09/21/2015 1:54:03 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/21/15 | Ben Kamisar
    Jeb Bush responded to hecklers chanting “no hope without our vote” on Monday by reiterating his support for granting a pathway to citizenship for the children of illegal immigrants. The protest came minutes into the GOP presidential candidate's speech at the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s national convention. Bush addressed the demonstrators directly, sharing a more moderate piece of his immigration program that has drawn the ire of some conservatives. “Here’s what I believe. I believe we need immigration reform. I’ve been clear about this. I believe that DREAM Act kids should have a path to citizenship,” he said. “I’ll...
  • In Houston, Bush Faults GOP Over Immigration Attitude

    09/21/2015 1:51:48 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 9/21/15 | Patrick Svitek
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush used a speech here Monday before Hispanic business leaders to chide his party over its attitude toward immigration, drawing not-so-subtle contrasts between himself and bomb-throwing billionaire Donald Trump. "This apparently is somewhat out of the mainstream temporarily in my party, but it isn't really," Bush told the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's national convention. "A great majority of Republican believe in immigration reform." Bush, who had hardly started speaking before being interrupted by protesters, only said Trump's name once, but clearly had the GOP foe on his mind. The real estate mogul's rants against illegal...

    09/20/2015 3:48:07 AM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/19/2015 | Edwin Mora
    Jack Riley, the No. 2 at the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), signaled support for Donald Trump’s proposal to build a wall along the Southern border in a recent interview centered on hunting down Mexican drug cartel boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. In an exclusive interview with Yahoo News, the acting deputy administrator at the Obama administration’s DEA agency, discussed why the U.S. government is invested in hunting escaped convict El Chapo, the leader of Mexico’s brutal Sinaloa cartel. Riley explained why El Chapo and his murderous criminal empire are a threat to the United States. The Sinaloa cartel has been...