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  • Gun-Totin' Left-Wingers Demonstrate at the Arizona Capitol

    03/26/2017 7:44:35 PM PDT · by flamberge · 84 replies
    Phoenix New Times ^ | Sunday, March 26, 2017 | Stephen Lemons
    Lemons: Gun-Totin' Left-Wingers Demonstrate at the Arizona Capitol: Is Bloodshed on the Horizon? By Stephen Lemons Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 7:15 a.m. Phoenix New Times =================================== Hey, lefties with guns, that's cool. At least, that was my first impression upon seeing about 40 or so assorted anarchists, Brown Berets, and members of a group calling itself the Phoenix John Brown Gun Club across the street from the state Capitol, openly armed to the proverbial teeth. I was late to the pro-Trump "Make America Great Again" march, which began at Cesar Chavez Plaza — after some confusion about the demonstration's...
  • Obama's top civil rights lawyer to lead advocacy coalition

    03/23/2017 3:21:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 23, 2017 5:45 PM EDT | Sadie Gurman
    The Obama administration’s top civil rights lawyer announced Thursday she will lead a coalition of civil and human rights organizations at a time when they see the Justice Department softening its focus on a number of their priorities. Vanita Gupta, who was head of the Obama Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, said she will become the new president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights amid an “unprecedented assault on civil rights.” […] During Gupta’s time at the department, the federal government inserted itself in various matters on behalf of transgender people, prisoners and the homeless....
  • [R-VA] Goodlatte: Obama's 'lax' immigration policies led to girl's rape by Central American boys

    03/22/2017 5:31:01 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/22/17 | Anna Giaritelli
    House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte is blaming the Obama administration's "lax immigration policies" for the rape of a 14-year-old girl at a high school outside Washington last week. The Virginia Republican made the accusation in a letter to Homeland Security Sec. John Kelly on Wednesday. "Once again, we have an example of how the Obama administration's lax immigration enforcement policies resulted in a life being seriously harmed – in this case, the life of an innocent 14 year-old-girl who was simply attending school," Goodlatte wrote. "There is no doubt that such heinous crimes by illegal immigrants who were encountered by...
  • Judge: Iran-backed company behind NYC office tower

    09/16/2013 7:55:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 16, 2013 10:42 PM EDT | Larry Neumeister
    An office tower is subject to forfeiture because revenue from it was secretly funneled to a state-owned Iranian bank in violation of a U.S. trade embargo, a judge ruled Monday. … The U.S. government had said the Alavi Foundation’s sole partner in the ownership of the 36-story Manhattan building was a shell company fronting for a secret interest held by the state-owned bank of Iran, Bank Melli. The Iranian government has been designated by the U.S. as a sponsor of international terrorism, an allegation it has repeatedly denied. …
  • ‘After School Satan Club’ Received Fast-Tracked Tax-Exempt Status from IRS

    03/16/2017 5:51:13 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 21 replies
    breitbart ^ | 16 Mar 2017 | SUSAN BERRY
    Documents obtained by Judicial Watch show the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) fast-tracked tax-exempt status for an “After School Satan Club” in Tacoma, Washington, while the federal agency was discovered to be either denying conservative and Christian groups the same status or making them wait for years. According to the watchdog group that uncovered the IRS scandal during the Obama administration, the After School Satan Club at Point Defiance Elementary in Tacoma applied for its tax-exempt status designation on October 21, 2014 and received it only 10 days later on October 31, 2014. Breitbart News reported in October of 2016 the...
  • Officers’ spouses terrorized by threats of murder, rape during Dakota Access pipeline protest

    03/16/2017 4:08:53 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 16, 2017 | Valerie Richardson
    Families come under siege as anti-cop agitators move into pipeline campsThere reached a point when the Dakota Access protest became less about debating the merits of pipeline routes and more about mixing it up with cops. That’s when the danger spiked for officers and their families. While protesters were fueling worldwide outrage and fundraising over allegations of police brutality, an aggressive cohort of agitators was terrorizing the families of law-enforcement officers with threats of death, rape and arson. “There were threats made to us, mostly that they were going to come burn down our houses or rape us while our...
  • Obama's Third Term is Here

    03/13/2017 10:36:04 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 22 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 3/13/17 | Daniel Greenfield
    After Trump secured the nomination, Obama’s people filed a wiretapping request. As he was on the verge of winning, they did it again. After he won, they are doing everything they can to bring him down. It was always going to come down to this. One is the elected President of the United States. The other is the Anti-President who commands a vast network that encompasses the organizers of OFA, the official infrastructure of the DNC and Obama Anonymous, a shadow government of loyalists embedded in key positions across the government. A few weeks after the election, I warned that...
  • Obama Vs. Trump: Ex-President Returns to Radical Community Organizing to Save His Tattered Legacy

    03/15/2017 2:54:48 AM PDT · by yoe · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 14, 2017 | Aaron Klein
    As President Donald Trump plans a slew of policies that could dismantle key parts of Barack Obama’s presidential legacy, the former president seems to be returning to his roots as a Saul Alinsky-style radical community organizer. This time Obama and his associates’ objective is to stop Trump’s domestic and foreign policy agendas on virtually all fronts – immigration reform, border security, the roll back of the controversial Obamacare system and more. According to some accounts, Obama and his associates may be seeking no less than Trump’s impeachment. The strategies for disruption seem to include everything from nonprofit front-group activism and...
  • Tennessee Sues Feds Over Refugee Resettlement, Cites 10th Amendment

    03/15/2017 6:52:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 14, 2017 | 12:44 PM EDT | Andrew Eicher
    The State of Tennessee filed a lawsuit on March 13, becoming the first state in the nation to sue the federal government over refugee resettlement on the grounds of the U.S. Constitution’s 10th Amendment, The Tennessean reported. Tennessee argues that the federal government has forced the states to pay for the refugee resettlement program, thereby violating the 10th Amendment, which says the federal government possesses only the powers granted to it by the U.S. Constitution and that all other powers are reserved for the states. While other states have sued the federal government over refugee resettlement, this lawsuit is the...
  • Michael Brown Documentary Filmmaker Freaks Out, Screams At Fox Host [VIDEO]

    03/14/2017 10:10:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 74 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/13/2017 | Derek Hunter
    Movie-maker Jason Pollock was not happy to be questioned on Fox News Channel. The director of “Strange Fruit,” which claims Michael Brown — the 18-year-old man who was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri in 2014 — did not rob a convenience store prior to the fight with police which led to his death. “You know how the system works. These cops get off every single time,” Pollock declared. Pollock started the segment by rolling his eyes as Fox host Martha MacCallum introduced a news package about the “new footage.” The situation devolved from there. “I am simply...
  • Life Expectancy In U.S. Drops For First Time In Decades, Report Finds

    03/13/2017 9:20:44 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 74 replies
    npr.org ^ | December 8, 2016
    One of the fundamental ways scientists measure the well-being of a nation is tracking the rate at which its citizens die and how long they can be expected to live. So the news out of the federal government Thursday is disturbing: The overall U.S. death rate has increased for the first time in a decade, according to an analysis of the latest data. And that led to a drop in overall life expectancy for the first time since 1993 Most notably, the overall death rate for Americans increased because mortality from heart disease and stroke increased after declining for years....
  • McCain: Trump Must Prove Wiretapping or Retract Claims

    03/12/2017 9:48:42 AM PDT · by Cold War Veteran - Submarines · 128 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 3/12/2017 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    President Donald Trump must provide the American people, not just the Senate Intelligence Committee, with proof of his claims that former President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower, and if he doesn't have the proof, he needs to retract his statements, Sen. John McCain said Sunday. "If his predecessor violated the law, President Obama violated the law, we've got a serious issue here, to say the least," McCain told CNN's "State of the Union" program, while pointing out that he himself has no reason to believe the allegations are true.
  • Iraq Paramilitaries Find Mass Grave of Hundreds Executed by ISIS

    03/11/2017 10:53:15 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Saturday, 11 March 2017
    Iraqi paramilitary forces announced Saturday that they had discovered a mass grave at Badush prison near Mosul containing the remains of hundreds of people executed by ISIS. ISIS reportedly killed up to 600 people after seizing the jail in 2014, and was also said to have held hundreds of kidnapped women from Iraq’s Yazidi minority at the facility. The Iraqi military said that forces from the Hashed al-Shaabi -- an umbrella group of pro-government forces that are dominated by Iran-backed Shiite militias -- were among the units that recaptured the prison from the extremists.
  • Hezbollah Missiles Aimed at Israel’s Nuclear Reactor

    03/10/2017 7:09:12 AM PST · by pabianice · 11 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 3/10/17 | Kredo
    Terror leader boasts of ability to strike Dimona reactor The Iranian-backed terror group Hezbollah currently has advanced missiles capable of hitting Israel's nuclear reactor, according to Hassan Nasrallah, the terror group's leader, who boasted in a recent interview that the terror group is prepared to strike the reactor and cause nuclear havoc across the Middle East. Nasrallah, speaking to an Iranian interviewer, disclosed that the Islamic Republic has smuggled a variety of new missiles to Hezbollah operatives and that the group is prepared to strike the Israeli nuclear reactor, which is located near the southeastern city of Dimona. "We are...
  • Defiant Iran Conducts More Ballistic Missile Tests; This Time From Naval Vessel

    03/09/2017 5:34:15 PM PST · by tired&retired · 15 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 9, 2017 | Tyler Durden
    As tensions between the U.S. and Iran continue to mount, the semi-official news agency Tasnim is reporting that Iran's Revolutionary Guard has successfully conducted yet another ballistic missile test, this time from a navy vessel. Called the Hormuz 2, these latest missiles are designed to destroy moving targets at sea at ranges up to 300 km (180 miles). Reports on the latest test quotes Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the IRGC's Aerospace Force, who confirmed that "the naval ballistic missile called Hormuz 2 successfully destroyed a target which was 250 km away." The missile test is the latest event in...
  • FBI's Comey: 'You're stuck with me for another 6˝ years'

    03/08/2017 4:43:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 65 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 8, 2017 12:19 PM EST
    FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday he plans to serve his entire 10-year term, even as controversy swirls over his attempt to rebut President Donald Trump’s claim that the Obama administration tapped his phones during the election. “You’re stuck with me for another 6˝ years,” Comey said during a cybersecurity conference at Boston College. Comey was appointed 3˝ years ago by then-President Barack Obama. Controversy erupted last weekend after Trump tweeted that Obama had tapped his phones at Trump Tower during the election. Trump offered no evidence of his claim. Comey asked the Justice Department to publicly reject the allegation...
  • Report: 121 Released Gitmo Detainees Have Returned to Terrorism

    03/08/2017 8:16:01 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 17 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 7, 2017 | Natalie Johnson
    The Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a report on Tuesday finding that 121 of the 714 Guantanamo Bay detainees released from the military prison over the past 15 years have reengaged in terrorism. An overwhelming majority of the men who recidivated were transferred under former President George W. Bush, who created the prison in 2002 following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. According to the DNI, 113 of the former detainees released under the Bush administration are "confirmed" to have reengaged in militant activity while just eight transferred under the Obama administration have returned to terrorism. The...
  • FAKE HATE :Ann Arbor Woman Pleads Guilty – Scratched Her Own Face and Blamed it On Trump Supporters

    03/07/2017 12:50:35 PM PST · by pissant · 29 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/7/17 | Hoft
    A 21-year-old Ann Arbor woman pleaded guilty as charged to one count of false report of a misdemeanor in 15th District Court on Monday, March 6. Halley Bass admitted in court that she fabricated a story about a strange man scratching her face in downtown Ann Arbor on Nov. 15. “I was suffering from depression at the time,” Bass told Judge Elizabeth Pollard Hines. “I made a superficial scratch on my face. It was visible and I was embarrassed about what I’d done. So I made up a story and told a friend that a stranger had done it while...
  • Governors of Mexico write to support Seattle 'dreamer'

    03/04/2017 7:27:11 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 3, 2017 11:38 PM EST | Gene Johnson
    The governors of Mexico have written to an American court to express support for a Seattle-area man who has been detained for weeks despite his participation in a federal program to protect people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children. The National Conference of Governors of Mexico sent the letter to U.S. Magistrate Judge James Donohue, who is overseeing the case of Daniel Ramirez Medina. Ramirez, a 23-year-old Mexican, was arrested Feb. 10 in a Seattle suburb by immigration agents who initially arrived to detain his father, identified as a previously deported felon. […] Ramirez’s lawyers, who include...
  • CONFIRMED: Obama Admin Sabotaged Trump’s Transition To The White House

    03/02/2017 2:21:04 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 107 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 1, 2017 | Chuck Ross
    President Trump’s claims that the Obama administration sought to undermine his presidency received some support on Wednesday from a New York Times report on the Obama White House’s activities in the weeks before the inauguration. According to The Times, Obama White House officials waged a campaign to procure, save and disperse classified intelligence regarding Trump associates’ contacts with Russians. The campaign also involved curtailing the Trump team’s access to highly classified information and of lowering classification ratings on other information about the ongoing Russia investigation so that it could be more widely shared across the government. According to The Times’...
  • Confederate statue to be removed from outside courthouse [Rockville MD]

    03/01/2017 9:13:14 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 87 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 1, 2017 11:26 AM EST
    A century-old statue of a Confederate soldier that stands outside a Maryland courthouse will be moved to private property. Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett said in a news release Tuesday that the county will cover the cost to relocate the bronze statue from the courthouse in Rockville to White’s Ferry, a docking site on the Potomac River named for a Confederate general. …
  • US economy grew at weak 1.9 percent rate in 4th quarter

    02/28/2017 6:36:47 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 28, 2017 9:10 AM EST | Martin Crutsinger
    The U.S. economy grew at an anemic 1.9 percent rate in the fourth quarter, unchanged from an initial estimate, although consumers performed better than first thought. The increase in the gross domestic product, the broadest measure of economic health, represented a significant slowdown from 3.5 percent growth recorded in the third quarter, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. The fourth quarter figure was unchanged from the first estimate a month ago, although some of the components were revised. The government found that consumer spending grew at a faster rate, but spending by state and local governments and businesses equipment purchases were...
  • Unreal: Chicago Names City Street After Terrorist

    02/26/2017 4:09:47 PM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2017 | Leah Barkoukis
    In truly progressive fashion, Chicago renamed one of its streets after a terrorist. Earlier this month Alderman Robert Maldonado submitted a proposal to name three blocks of a city street after Oscar Lopez Rivera, the founder of the Puerto Rican terror group FALN, which was responsible for 120 bombings and armed robberies in the U.S. during the ‘70s and ‘80s that killed nine and injured hundreds of others. On Wednesday, aldermen approved the measure honoring Lopez Rivera, the terrorist whose 70-year sentence was recently commuted by Barack Obama. Aldermen also voted to approve an honorary street re-naming for Puerto...
  • Father of Navy Seal killed in Yemen calls for investigation into 'stupid mission'

    02/26/2017 12:49:11 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 74 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 2/26/17 | Martin Pengelly and agencies
    The father of a Navy Seal killed in a raid in Yemen last month has demanded an investigation into the planning and timing of what he called a “stupid mission”. Bill Owens also told the Miami Herald he refused to meet Donald Trump when he and the president went to Dover air force base in Delaware to receive the casket carrying his son, William “Ryan” Owens. “My conscience wouldn’t let me talk to him,” he said. The younger Owens was the only US fatality in the 29 January raid on a suspected al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula compound. Three US...
  • Euless Trinity Transgender Wrestler Mack Beggs Wins State Championship (Texas)

    02/26/2017 8:47:41 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 57 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Feb 26, 2017 | Kristie Rieken
    The family of Mack Beggs has said he would rather be wrestling boys, but state policy calls for students to wrestle against the gender listed on their birth certificatesA 17-year-old transgender boy completed an undefeated season Saturday by winning a controversial Texas state girls wrestling title in an event clouded by criticism from those who believe the testosterone he's taking as he transitions from female to male created an unfair advantage. The family of Mack Beggs has said he would rather be wrestling boys, but state policy calls for students to wrestle against the gender listed on their birth certificates....
  • DNC Votes Today For Future of Democrat Party

    02/25/2017 6:50:26 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 89 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | February 25th, 2017
    Today in Atlanta 447 members of the Democrat National Committee will meet to vote on the next Chairperson for the DNC. The two top candidates are Representative Keith Ellison and former Labor Secretary Tom Perez. The vote will determine which path the Democrat party will choose in the next several election cycles. Will they choose the direction of Black Live Matter Islamic Socialists, the coalition of Keith Ellison; or the more traditional Limo-Liberal Moonbat Communists of Tom Perez. The latest insider discussions put the race very close.
  • Egypt Christians Flee Sinai as Sixth of Their Kin Killed

    02/24/2017 6:45:14 PM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Crux ^ | 2/24/17 | AP
    After a spate of killings by suspected militants have spread fears among the Coptic community in Egypt, hundreds of Christians have decided to flee from the area for fear of being targeted next. At least six Christians have been brutally murdered in the last month and no group has claimed responsibility.EL-ARISH, Egypt - Suspected Islamic militants gunned down a Coptic Christian man and stabbed his daughter to death inside his home in northern Sinai, the sixth such killing in a month’s time in the restive region, officials and a Christian priest said Friday, prompting hundreds of Christians to flee from...
  • Hundreds of Egyptian Christians flee city after attacks by Islamists

    02/24/2017 5:21:14 PM PST · by Petrosius · 19 replies
    Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | February 24, 2017
    A priest says 1,000 Christians have fled, with some receiving threats on their mobile phones Hundreds of Christians have fled the city of el-Arish in Egypt after a spate of attacks by suspected Islamic militants. A priest told the Associated Press that he and some 1,000 other Christians had fled for fear of being targeted next. He blamed lax security, saying: “You feel like this is all meant to force us to leave our homes. We became like refugees.” It was earlier reported that militants had shot dead a Coptic Christian man, Kamel Youssef, in front of his wife and...
  • Despite the Hysteria, Trump Is Trending Less Authoritarian Than Obama

    02/24/2017 2:06:00 PM PST · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | February 23, 2017 | David French
    Through personnel and policy, President Trump is limiting the executive branch. Lost in most of the coverage of President Trump’s decision to rescind the Obama administration’s transgender mandates is a fundamental legal reality — the Trump administration just relinquished federal authority over gender-identity policy in the nation’s federally funded schools and colleges. In other words, Trump was less authoritarian than Obama. And that’s not the only case. Consider the following examples where his administration, through policy or personnel, appears to be signaling that the executive branch intends to become less intrusive in American life and more accountable to internal and...
  • State Department writes anti-leak memo, which promptly leaks

    02/24/2017 6:38:57 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 27 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | February 24, 2017 | Josh Rogin
    The State Department legal office prepared a four-page memo for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warning of the dangers of leaking by State Department employees. It promptly leaked, to me. That’s only the latest sign that the relationship between the Trump administration political appointees and the State Department professional workforce is still very much a work in progress. The Feb. 20 memo by State Department acting legal adviser Richard Visek to Tillerson is entitled “SBU: Protecting Privileged Information.” The SBU stands for Sensitive But Unclassified, a designation used on documents that are not technically secret but also not supposed to...
  • China Eyes Latin America In Ashes Of Monroe Doctrine

    02/23/2017 9:33:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    America Economia via WorldCrunch ^ | 2017-02-17 | Rodrígo Álvarez
    Donald Trump’s arrival at the White House will have real effects on the international system as a whole, and will inevitably impact the Latin American region. The key question is, will we continue alone under the U.S doctrine, or make a strategic adjustment? Chile’s Foreign Minister Heraldo Muńoz has declared that with Trump’s pulling out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact, Chile must look elsewhere — to China and South Korea. Asking epochal questions is absolutely valid right now for all of Latin America and the Caribbean. In essence, since the Monroe Doctrine in 1823, the United States has...
  • Transgender Bathroom Policies Have Led to 21 Attacks on Women: FRC

    02/23/2017 1:03:51 PM PST · by detective · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | Feb 16, 2017 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The conservative Family Research Council has compiled a list of 21 incidents of men assaulting or violating women's privacy in public bathrooms, warning that despite what activists claim, transgender-friendly policies do increase the risk of such crimes.
  • Christian Father Shot in Head, Son Burned Alive Days After ISIS Affiliate Calls Believers 'Prey'

    02/23/2017 1:26:03 PM PST · by detective · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | Feb 23, 2017 | Stoyan Zaimov
    A Coptic Christian man was shot in the head while his son was burned alive in El-Arish, North Sinai, just days after Islamic State-affiliates called believers their "favorite prey." Al-Ahram reports that the father, 65-year-old Saad Hana, and his son, 45-year-old Medhat, were found by Egyptian security officials on Wednesday. Authorities told The Associated Press that the father was shot in the head, while the son appeared to have been abducted and burned alive.
  • Sure: CNN’s Baldwin Says It’s ‘Dangerous’ to Wonder If Town Hall Protesters Are Organized

    02/22/2017 3:34:49 PM PST · by markomalley · 52 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 2/22/17 | Curtis Houck
    The double standard continues, folks. On Tuesday afternoon’s CNN Newsroom, host Brooke Baldwin seemed dismayed and testy when it came to questioning whether or not the attendees at solid congressional Republican town halls are liberal protesters, bemoaning the idea as “dangerous” rhetoric to be articulating.  Of course, NewsBusters readers will find this story to be quite humorous after recalling how this same network dismissed conservatives at town halls in 2009 and 2010 as astroturf or paid brown shirts. (video at link) After Baldwin applauded ABC’s Jonathan Karl for asking White House press secretary Sean Spicer about the town halls, she...
  • Jay Sekulow Provides EVIDENCE Obama Set Up Coup Against Trump

    02/20/2017 8:20:11 AM PST · by Baynative · 97 replies
    Prissy Holly Youtube ^ | February 17, 2017 | Jay Sekulow
    Jay Sekulow is one of the best. He carefully sources his topics and he knows the law as well as anyone. Do not overlook this story, or neglect to pass it on.
  • Suspect in RTD station murder known by ICE months before deadly shooting ( Denver )

    02/19/2017 7:30:05 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    Denver 7 ^ | Feb 18, 2017 | Oscar Contreras
    DENVER – One of the teenagers formally charged in connection with a deadly shooting at a Denver light rail station earlier this month was under the watch of U.S. Enforcement and Immigration officials, Denver7 has learned. Ever Valles, 19, a citizen of Mexico, was put on an ICE detainer following an arrest for vehicle theft back in October of 2016, according to an ICE official who spoke with Denver7 Friday evening. ICE will use a detainer to identify people in jail or prison who could be deported. The sole purpose is so law enforcement will notify ICE that a suspect...
  • Regional killings soar past 100, reach highest level in decade (Richmond, Virginia area)

    02/19/2017 12:50:49 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | February 18, 2017 | Mark Bowes
    Killings across the Richmond region soared in 2016 to the highest level in more than a decade, with African-Americans suffering the greatest loss of life at 81 percent of all victims. Homicides in the region’s four cities, three towns and 16 counties with a collective population of 1.26 million jumped 24 percent, from 98 in 2015 to 124 last year — the highest tally since 2005, when 132 killings occurred, according to a Richmond Times-Dispatch analysis of regional homicide data. The distressing loss of black lives continued at a disproportionately high pace in 2016, with 101 of the 124 victims,...
  • Trump motorcade hit by 2×4, 5 students face charges

    02/19/2017 2:32:45 AM PST · by GonzoII · 64 replies
    AP/WFLA ^ | February 19, 2017
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) – Authorities say a vehicle in President Donald Trump’s motorcade was struck by a “2×4” and five middle school students are now facing charges. Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Teri Barbera said in a statement Saturday that the incident happened Friday around 1:45 p.m. Officers assisting the U.S. Secret Service reported that a vehicle in the motorcade had been struck by what was believed to be a small, hard object. Several members of the motorcade returned to the scene after completing the motorcade to look for witnesses and objects along the roadway.
  • As president, Barack Obama set out to improve the U.S.'s image abroad. What Went Wrong?

    02/17/2017 9:37:30 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    CBC ^ | Mark Gollom
    A new hope Before Barack Obama entered the White House, before he even became the Democratic Party’s nominee, the Illinois senator was already claiming that as president, he would be uniquely qualified to help make the world a safer place. He articulated this view during a November 2007 interview with New Hampshire Public Radio. Seated inside the Concord, N.H., studios at the beginning of what would be a punishing primary race, Obama confidently imagined the day of his inauguration, at which point, he said, the world “looks at America differently.” Why? Just by virtue of who he was. As a...
  • Obama in His Own Words: ‘Everybody Says How Cool I Am’

    02/16/2017 6:20:21 PM PST · by SJackson · 56 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 2-15-17 | Andrew Ferguson
    {Written by Andrew Ferguson and originally posted to the Commentary Magazine website} As Barack Obama passes into the next phase of his stellar evolution, as the protostar of the 2004 Democratic convention fades into the planetary nebula of 2017 and a very long retirement, phrases from his presidency that once rang in my ears grow dimmer by the day. To tell the truth, there’s not a lot of them. For a man with such a reputation for eloquence, he leaves behind little quotable material from his presidential years. Yes, generations from now schoolchildren will still be reciting “If you like...
  • Obama Fundamentally Transformed America the Democrats

    02/14/2017 5:12:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 14, 2017 | Karin McQuillan
    Former President Obama failed at transforming America, but did succeeded at transforming the Democratic Party. That is why we are witnessing an unprecedented all-out war against the new president.  Since President Trump’s inauguration, the headlines are all about leftist groups forcing Democratic Party politicians to adopt their strategy of “Resist!” and claiming President Trump is a threat to the country.Believe your eyes:  women in pink pussy hats led by a jihadi-supporting Muslim in a hijab, and youths in black masks attacking Trump supporters with clubs, are precisely what they look like – ideologues and extremists. So where did all these...
  • Nearly two-thirds of Navy planes grounded due to years of budget cuts

    02/09/2017 5:08:52 AM PST · by ETL · 54 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | February 07, 2017
    Years of budget cuts have taken a toll on the Navy's fleet of strike fighters. Nearly two-thirds of the Navy's strike fighters are sitting unused because there is not enough money to repair them, according to DefenseNews.com. The Navy has had to deal with declining budgets in recent years even though the demand for military aircrafts carriers remains the same. Congress was unable to produce a budget before the October 1 start of the 2017 fiscal year. Political leaders say Congress' inability to pass the military budget on time is hurting the fleet. In addition to the grounded planes, there...
  • Week after calling for military coup, Sarah Silverman offers some advice on how to fight Trump

    02/08/2017 9:01:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Rare ^ | February 8, 2017 | Douglas Barclay
    Last week, comedienne Sarah Silverman had to retract some comments she made about the military rising up against President Donald Trump. Silverman has been an active supporter of the “Resistance,” or “Resist” movement, which uses social media to rail against President Trump and his political policies. “WAKE UP & JOIN THE RESISTANCE. ONCE THE MILITARY IS W US FASCISTS GET OVERTHROWN. MAD KING & HIS HANDLERS GO BYE BYE,” Silverman wrote on Twitter. She would later walk back that statement, saying “FEAR can motivate even peacenik snowflakes 2 incite violence & last night I felt it hard.” Shortly after the...
  • Muslim Terrorists Take Thousands Of Young Girls, Many Of Them Have Not Even Hit Puberty Yet

    02/08/2017 2:20:04 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 24 replies
    http://shoebat.com ^ | 02/08/2017 | Theodore Shoebat
    The Islamic State terror organization has been keeping detailed records of its fighters, categorizing them by blood type and other qualifiers, and listing how many “slave girls” each is allowed to own. The report, released on Tuesday, is based on IS documents obtained by The Washington Post and reveals that many of its foreign recruits are refusing to fight and trying to flee the region. “In addition to each militant’s name, country of origin, country of residency, date of birth, blood type and weapons specialties, the documents list the number of wives, children and ‘slave girls’ each had,” the Post...
  • Arizona: Muslim gets 30 years for role in jihad terror attack on Garland Muhammad cartoon contest

    02/08/2017 2:11:41 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 10 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 02/08/2017 | Robert Spencer
    Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem wanted revenge against people who drew Muhammad. He wanted to kill people who drew Muhammad. In the face of that, free people have two choices: they can draw Muhammad, thereby showing that they will not submit to violent intimidation, or they can refrain from drawing Muhammad, thereby showing that they can be bullied into submission. I am proud that I was at Garland and was, with Pamela Geller, one of the organizers and sponsors of the event. I will never submit to bullying, and as the late Charb of Charlie Hebdo said, I would rather die...
  • China 'Prepared For Preemptive Strike Against US Bases Which Would Cripple Forces In The Region'

    02/08/2017 1:51:15 PM PST · by drewh · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15:38 EST, 8 February 2017 | By Kelly Mclaughlin For Mailonline
    The levels at which China appears to be planning a missile attack on US military bases in the Pacific have been detailed in a new report. An investigation of satellite imagery comparing China's missile testing grounds and US military bases shows a pattern - all of the missile tests have been aimed at destroying US carriers, destroyers and airfields in East Asia, the report said. Earlier this week, a highly accurate Chinese ballistic missile capable of threatening US and Japan bases in Asia made its latest appearance at recent drills. The medium-range DF-16 featured in a video posted last week...
  • Cops Suspect Jogger’s Killing May Have Been Racially Motivated

    02/08/2017 1:27:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 7, 2017 | Natalie Musumeci and Jamie Schram
    The confessed killer of Queens jogger Karina Vetrano told detectives he hated the victim’s predominantly white neighborhood of Howard Beach, leading cops to believe race played a role in the murder, sources told The Post. “I don’t like those people over there,” said Chanel Lewis, 20, who is black and split time between homes in the largely impoverished neighborhoods of East New York and Brownsville, according to sources. Lewis made the statement to a black detective when asked why he killed Vetrano, whose body was found strangled in Spring Creek Park.
  • “Behead them in their own homes”: Pennsylvania Muslim drew up assassination list of US military...

    02/06/2017 6:53:09 PM PST · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 2/6/17 | Robert Spencer
    “After the hearing, Thornton described his client as ‘a young kid who was tweeting from his bedroom. He’s very sorry that he ever got himself involved in something like this.'”His targets would have been even sorrier if this poor “young kid” had carried out his plans.Meanwhile, is anyone investigating where he learned his understanding of Islam, or is that question being waved away yet again with the claim that he was “radicalized on the Internet”?“Pennsylvania man, 20, pleads guilty to charges he conspired to aid the Islamic State,” Associated Press, January 30, 2017 (thanks to Creeping Sharia): A 20-year-old Pennsylvania...
  • Iraqi and Egyptian Nationals Caught After Sneaking Across Open Border

    02/06/2017 3:24:25 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 23 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 02/06/2017 | byBrandon Darby & Ildefonso Ortiz
    One Iraqi national and one Egyptian national were apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol agents after the individuals from terror-hotbeds had illegally entered the U.S. from Mexico. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) confirmed the concerning apprehensions to Breitbart Texas in a statement. CBP declined to confirm that the foreign nationals were men, though a source operating under the umbrella of their agency claimed they were both males to Breitbart Texas. “USBP agents [U.S. Border Patrol agents] from Lordsburg Station apprehended two individuals, one Iraqi national and the other from Egypt, while on patrol Saturday at 2:15 p.m. local time along...
  • Iran vows ‘roaring missiles’ if threatened, defies new sanctions

    02/04/2017 9:15:13 PM PST · by TaxPayer2000 · 25 replies
    OAN ^ | February 4, 2017 | Bozorgmehr Sharafedin
    DUBAI (Reuters) – A Revolutionary Guards commander said Iran would use its missiles if its security is under threat, as the elite force defied new U.S. sanctions on its missile programme by holding a military exercise on Saturday. Tensions between Tehran and Washington have risen since a recent Iranian ballistic missile test which prompted U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration to impose sanctions on individuals and entities linked to the Revolutionary Guards. Trump’s national security adviser Michael Flynn said the Washington was putting Iran on notice over its “destabilising activity”, and Trump tweeted Tehran was “playing with fire” “We are working...