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  • Search for Buried Treasure Linked to Illinois Man's Death At Yellowstone

    02/20/2018 7:25:35 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    NPR ^ | FEb 20, 2018
    Last summer, 53-year-old Jeff Murphy was hiking in Yellowstone National Park when he disappeared. Park investigators found his body on June 9, where Murphy had fallen 500 feet from Turkey Pen Peak, after accidentally stepping into a chute. But he wasn't on just any hike. He was looking for a treasure box of gold and jewels worth up to $2 million, buried somewhere in the Rocky Mountains by an eccentric millionaire named Forrest Fenn. Fenn, an art dealer and millionaire in his 80s, lives in Santa Fe, N.M. In his self-published memoir, Fenn included a poem that supposedly leads to...
  • Vanity: Gary Johnson Speaking at CPAC? Huh?

    02/19/2018 6:25:16 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 34 replies
    Failed Libertarian Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson is scheduled to speak at CPAC this year. That's interesting, to say the least. What does everyone think of the rest of the line-up? Besides POTUS and the VP, it looks like a mixed bag of conservative regulars, RINOs, and Never Trumpers with a few more slightly edgier choices. Does anyone here attend CPAC any more? Would be interested in your thoughts and experiences.
  • ICE immigration sweep in California puts employers and families on edge

    02/16/2018 6:32:29 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | February 16, 2018
    Federal immigration agents are escalating efforts to crack down on businesses hiring undocumented workers. New data released Friday morning shows Immigration and Customs Enforcement visited 122 businesses over the past five days, mostly in Southern California. Mike Poindexter is CEO of his family business the Poindexter Nut Company near Fresno, California. He says most Americans don't want these labor-intensive jobs. "We hire people all the time. They show up, they work two days and they leave," Poindexter said. His company is now being audited by ICE. "We've had somewhere between 5 to 10 percent of our workforce quit voluntarily just...
  • Trump Threatens to Veto Immigration Bills that Don’t Meet His Demands

    02/14/2018 11:46:58 AM PST · by Innovative · 29 replies
    NY Times ^ | Feb. 14, 2018 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR and SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
    President Trump on Wednesday called on lawmakers to oppose a series of bipartisan efforts to address immigration and resolve the fate of the so-called “Dreamers,” demanding fealty to his hard-line approach even as more moderate senators converged on a narrower approach. Senators in both parties are racing against a self-imposed, end-of-the-week deadline to write legislation that could win broad support by increasing border security while at the same time offering a path to citizenship for immigrants brought to the United States as children. Members of a bipartisan group calling itself the Common Sense Coalition said they have reached a deal...
  • Protesters decry ‘racist’ syndicated cartoon in Journal (ABQ Journal)

    02/09/2018 3:14:57 PM PST · by CedarDave · 45 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | February 8, 2018 | Maggie Shepard
    State legislators, the state’s entire congressional delegation and local protesters on Thursday stepped up criticism of the publication of a syndicated political cartoon, which many called racist, on the editorial page of Wednesday’s Albuquerque Journal. Roughly 50 people protested Thursday evening outside the Journal offices, and the cartoon prompted a 30-minute critique from the state Senate floor and a swirl of social media criticism. Hundreds of angry readers also called, many demanding an apology. Journal editor Karen Moses issued an apology Thursday morning and later said in an interview that there will be more scrutiny of editorial cartoons in the...
  • American Spies Paid $100,000 to Russian Who Wanted to Sell Material on Trump

    02/09/2018 4:20:17 PM PST · by springwater13 · 107 replies
    After months of secret negotiations, a shadowy Russian bilked American spies out of $100,000 last year, promising to deliver stolen National Security Agency cyberweapons in a deal that he insisted would also include compromising material on President Trump, according to American and European intelligence officials. The cash, delivered in a suitcase to a Berlin hotel room in September, was intended as the first installment of a $1 million payout, according to American officials, the Russian and communications reviewed by The New York Times. The theft of the secret hacking tools had been devastating to the N.S.A., and the agency was...
  • Hopis, Navajos say they’ll suffer if coal-fired plant closes

    02/08/2018 10:35:47 AM PST · by CedarDave · 44 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | February 6, 2018 | ABQ Journal/AP
    PHOENIX — Hopis and Navajos who work at a coal mine near the Arizona-Utah border said Tuesday their family lives and earning power will suffer greatly if the power plant fed by the mine is shuttered as planned. The Navajo Generating Station in Page is set to close at the end of 2019 unless a new owner can be found. That’s considered a long-shot, but the company that owns the supply mine says it has identified investors interested in one of the largest coal plants in the West. More than 200 workers, their family members and supporters in blue T-shirts,...
  • Texas officials allegedly engaged in bribes and kickbacks while building Trump's border wall

    02/06/2018 6:55:27 AM PST · by Elderberry · 34 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 2/3/2018 | Kiah Collier and T. Christian Miller
    A local official in Hidalgo, Texas, cajoled company executives to hire a firm owned by his family in exchange for a cut of lucrative construction contracts, an investigation from ProPublica and The Texas Tribune found. Claims against that official and his family were made last year in a lawsuit by the county. The kickback scheme started during a discussion at a steakhouse near the US-Mexico border in Texas. The kickback scheme was allegedly hashed out over weeknight drinks at a steakhouse in a border county in south Texas. Amid surf and turf and expensive scotch, a Hidalgo County official said...
  • Should We Reform the Electoral College?

    02/05/2018 9:04:48 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 67 replies
    Cato Institute ^ | March/April 2013 | Robert A. Levy
    Article II of the Constitution gives states broad authority to decide how their electoral votes are selected and divided among the candidates. In 48 states, the candidate who gets the most votes wins all of the state’s electoral votes. But the Constitution doesn’t require that rule. Maine and Nebraska have implemented district- by-district voting. One electoral vote goes to the winner in each congressional district, and the remaining two electoral votes are awarded to the winner of the statewide popular vote. Assume, however, that a state enacts a law giving all its electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins...
  • McCain and Coons have an improved DACA bill… which should also be rejected

    02/05/2018 9:33:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 5, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    Just in case any of our elected representatives didn’t notice, we’re going to run out of money (again) in a few days. As you may recall, the largest sticking point in the recent edition of Shutdown Theater was the lack of an agreement on a DACA bill. As Ed mentioned earlier, there is a new proposal to get Congress moving on settling the matter and it’s coming in the form of a bipartisan, gang-style arrangement between Senators John McCain and Chris Coons. The details remain a bit sketchy, but the Washington Post has what little we know about it so...
  • The Democrats Are Out of Touch on Immigration

    02/02/2018 12:16:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | February 2, 2018 | Armand Cucciniello III
    On Tuesday evening, in his first State of the Union address, President Trump defended the “American way” and offered a four-point plan on immigration. Trump’s proposal “offers a path to citizenship for 1.8 million illegal immigrants who were brought here by their parents at a young age,” known as DREAMers; includes implementing his signature campaign promise to build a wall on America’s southern border, ending the visa lottery, and ending chain migration. Trump unequivocally extended a hand of bipartisanship. But Democrats were furious over the president’s words, saying he has only made a bipartisan deal harder to reach. Given the...
  • Latino group leader faces calls to resign over Trump letter (Supports Trump))

    02/01/2018 5:06:14 PM PST · by CedarDave · 18 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | February 1, 2018 | Russell Contreras / AP
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The leader of the oldest Latino civil rights organization in the U.S. is facing pressure to resign after he publicly endorsed President Donald Trump’s immigration plan that seeks to build a border wall. In a letter to Trump this week, Roger Rocha, the elected president of the League of United Latin American Citizens wrote that the civil rights group would support his plan for a wall and immigration restrictions in exchange for protecting young immigrants brought to the country illegally. But those proposed policies stand in direct contrast to what group members voted on last year which...
  • Think California politics is on the far-left fringe? Just wait for the next elections.

    02/05/2018 6:08:46 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 3, 2018 | Scott Wilson
    For those who think California politics is on the far-left fringe of the national spectrum, stand by. The next election season, already well underway here, will showcase a younger generation of Democrats that is more liberal and personally invested in standing up to President Trump’s Washington than those leaving office. Here in the self-labeled “state of resistance,” the political debate is being pushed further left without any sign of a Republican renaissance to serve as a check on spending and social policy ambitions. Even some Republicans are concerned about the departure of Gov. Jerry Brown (D), who proved to be...
  • California city to experiment with 'universal basic income'

    02/05/2018 5:59:23 AM PST · by Cheerio · 62 replies
    WND ^ | 2/4/18 | WND
    Residents to get $500 a month, no questions asked, as starting point The mayor of Stockton, California, is leading an experiment with “universal basic income,” which is set to start by giving low-income residents $500 a month, no questions asked. Mayor Michael Tubbs calls his city “ground zero” for issues like wage stagnation, rising housing prices and loss of middle-class jobs that affect the nation. The Central Valley city went bankrupt in 2012, and for decades it has been trying to diversify its agriculture-based economy. “I feel that as mayor it’s my responsibility to do all I could to begin...
  • MAGA vs. DACA: How Trump Supporters Trumped Bleeding Heart Liberals on Late Night TV

    02/05/2018 5:23:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2018 | Arthur Schaper
    Last week, Jimmy Kimmel, the late-night talk show host with a terminal case of Trump Derangement Syndrome, wanted to host a segment with voters who oppose DACA. To find willing guests, ABC casting had reached out to me and fellow Trump supporters to appear on the show. At first, I was reluctant. Kimmel uses every shame-inducing prop imaginable to attack President Trump and conservatives in general. I reached out to a friend and fellow activist, Robin Hvidston, director of We the People Rising, for advice. She encouraged me to go with her and four others: Chanell Temple, Wes Parker, Lorie...
  • Martha McSally is Worse Than Jeff Flake

    02/05/2018 5:48:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2018 | Rachel Alexander
    Arizona’s Republican U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake has announced he’s not running for reelection, so several candidates have jumped into the open race to replace him. There are currently three frontrunners. GOP Rep. Martha McSally, a combat pilot who served in the U.S. Air Force, former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and former Arizona State Senator Kelli Ward. Ward made a name for herself launching an unsuccessful conservative challenge to Sen. John McCain in 2016.McSally is the darling of the GOP establishment. She was elected to Congress in 2014, representing a swing district seat formerly held by Gabrielle Giffords. Senate Majority...
  • McCain, Coons to introduce new immigration bill that omits wall funding: report

    02/04/2018 7:25:17 PM PST · by markomalley · 126 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/4/18 | Julia Manchester
    Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Christopher Coons (D-Del.) will introduce immigration legislation on Monday in an effort to reach a budget deal before the federal government's current funding runs out on Friday, The Wall Street Journal reported. The bipartisan piece of legislation provides recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, commonly known as "Dreamers," an opportunity for citizenship while ordering a study to figure out what border security measures are needed, according to the Journal. DACA aimed to protect from deportation certain immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally when they were children. Senate aides told the Journal...
  • Democrats Reject Trump’s Amnesty Framework, Seek Alliance With GOP’s Business Wing

    02/04/2018 5:17:08 PM PST · by Rockitz · 73 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 4 Feb 2018 | Neil Munro
    Democratic Senators are rejecting President Donald Trump’s four-part amnesty-and-immigration reform, and are instead working with business-first GOP Senators to pass an amnesty with only token reforms. “There is not likely to be a DACA deal, though we’re working every single day, on telephone calls and person to person, to try to reach this bipartisan agreement,” Sen. Dick Durbin told Jake Tapper on the February 4 edition of CNN’s State of the Union. Durbin said the Democrats would not stage another shutdown, but declared: I think we’re making real progress. I want to salute the moderates in both the Republicans and...
  • Nancy Pelosi: Trump 'surrendered his constitutional responsibility' by releasing memo

    02/03/2018 1:00:19 PM PST · by markomalley · 78 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/3/18 | Al Weaver
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif, and Democratic lawmakers slammed President Trump after he approved the release of a memo questioning surveillance methods by the FBI during the early stages of the Russia investigation, arguing that he gave up “his constitutional responsibility” by releasing it.“President Trump has surrendered his constitutional responsibility as commander in chief by releasing highly classified and distorted intelligence,” Pelosi said. “By not protecting intelligence sources and methods, he just sent his friend Putin a bouquet. "[House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin] Nunes’ partisan spin memo distorts highly classified intelligence in a cynical attempt to discredit our national...
  • Follow the Money (Sex Fund and Awans)

    01/31/2018 4:07:59 PM PST · by LS · 17 replies
    self | 1/31/2018 | LS
    I don't post here much any more, but there seems to be a gap in the discussions on twitter about this subject from "Last Refuge," "Tom Paine," and "Jim Hoft." Freepers seem to be more clued into some of what I'm about to say. While everyone is focused on the Memo, the Inspector General Report, and Fusion GPS (and general FBI corruption), I think a powerful connecting link to much, perhaps all, rests in two locations: the House vault where they keep the payouts on the sex harassment funds, and the computer files of the Awans. Consider that when news...