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  • Man with Ebola flew roundabout trip to US (on Brussels, United Airlines)

    10/01/2014 6:45:23 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 51 replies
    WFAA ^ | 10/1/14 | David Koenig and Scott Mayerowitz, Associated Press
    The first reported case of Ebola in the United States is spooking airline investors and raising the prospect that some frightened travelers might stay home despite repeated reassurances from public-health experts. Details of the man's 28-hour trip from western Africa emerged Wednesday. He flew on two airlines, took three flights, and had lengthy airport layovers before reaching Texas on Sept. 20. Still, federal officials say other passengers on the flights are at no risk of infection because the man had no symptoms at the time of his trip. Thomas Eric Duncan left Monrovia, Liberia, on Sept. 19 aboard a Brussels...
  • Ingraham: 'Why Did Obama Let Ebola Virus Into The United States?'

    10/01/2014 5:50:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 80 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/1/14 | Breitbart TV
    Talk radio host Laura Ingraham criticized President Obama for failing to take necessary action to prevent the Ebola virus from spreading to the US on Wednesday. "I believe our leaders’ first and foremost obligation is to protect the security of our country. Why does this seem so difficult for these people to do?" she wondered. She argued that not allowing flights from Sierra Leone and Liberia “seems fairly obvious,” given similar flight bans implemented in France and the UK, “especially when the President was assuring us that this could be contained and would not spread in the United States, one...
  • Appears Dallas Ebola Patient, Eric Thomas Duncan Knew He Was Sick

    10/01/2014 5:20:35 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 76 replies
    Tmz Liberia Magazine ^ | 10/01/14 | Al Hussein
    "Our source also revealed about five children resided in the home of the victim and suspected that Mr. Eric Thomas Duncan may have known that he was infected with the virus, but failed to disclose detail information to hospital staff."
  • The Centers for Disease Control Changed Its Ebola Prevention Page on September 19, 2014. Why?

    10/01/2014 5:16:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/1/14 | Bryan Preston
    The Centers for Disease Control edited its Ebola prevention fact page on September 19. A note at the bottom of the page says as much. cdc-ebola-1 So what was changed? Here is the top of the page as it reads now, after the edit. (Snip) As you can see, the CDC edited out the following text on Sept 19: Because we still do not know exactly how people are infected with Ebola, few primary prevention measures have been established and no vaccine exists. When cases of the disease do appear, risk of transmission is increased within healthcare settings. Therefore, healthcare...
  • Dallas parents fearing Ebola remove children from school

    10/01/2014 4:26:03 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    Star-Telegram ^ | 10/01/14
    “This morning, we were made aware that one of our students may have had contact with an individual who was recently diagnosed with the Ebola virus. "
  • US Airlines scramble after 100s of passengers had contact with Ebola patient

    10/01/2014 3:45:29 PM PDT · by Chgogal · 221 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | October 1, 2014 | By MICHAEL ZENNIE FOR MAILONLINE and REUTERS
    Hundreds of airline passengers were exposed to the Liberian national before he landed in Dallas, last month, as it is revealed that he took at least three flights to get from Monrovia, Liberia to Texas. Officials announced that Thomas Eric Duncan flew through Brussels to get to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport - but no airlines operate a direct flight from the European capital to Dallas, meaning he had to take a connecting flight in between. U.S. officials have refused to release details of his itinerary, including which city he connected through - claiming that none of his fellow passengers are...
  • Immigration Expert: Obama Admin Responsible for Letting Ebola Patient Into U.S.

    10/01/2014 4:14:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | October 1, 2014 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    President Barack Obama, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, and Secretary of State John Kerry are directly responsible for allowing Ebola into the United States, the Center for Immigration Studies Director of Policy Studies Jessica Vaughan told Breitbart News. Vaughan points to federal law--the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)--which she notes gives the administration “broad authority” to bar non-citizens like Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola patient allowed into the U.S., from entering the country. The administration took no steps pursuant to that federal law, however, to block people like him from...
  • Dallas Ebola patient vomited outside apartment on way to hospital

    10/01/2014 4:07:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 1, 2014 | Lisa Maria Garza
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Two days after he was sent home from a Dallas hospital, the man who is the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States was seen vomiting on the ground outside an apartment complex as he was bundled into an ambulance. "His whole family was screaming. He got outside and he was throwing up all over the place," resident Mesud Osmanovic, 21, said on Wednesday, describing the chaotic scene before the man was admitted to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital on Sunday where he is in serious condition. The hospital cited the man's privacy as the reason...
  • Inadmissible aliens

    10/01/2014 11:31:56 AM PDT · by djf · 9 replies
    USC 8, 1182 A !(a) | United States CONGRESS
    1182 Inadmissible aliens (a) Classes of aliens ineligible for visas or admissions except as otherwise provided in this chapter aliens who are inadmissible under the following paragraphs are ineligible to receive visas ans ineligible to be admitted to the United States 1 (a) health related grounds any alien who is determined (in accordance with regulations prescribed by the secretary of health and human services) to HAVE A COMMUNICABLE DISEASE OF PUBLIC HEALTH SIGNIFICANCE...
  • Ebola’s arrival in U.S. was inevitable, experts say

    09/30/2014 10:39:45 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 63 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | Semptember 30, 2014 | Seema Yasmin
    The world suddenly seemed a lot smaller when news broke Tuesday that the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. is being isolated and treated at a Dallas hospital. While the outbreak in West Africa has sickened more than 6,000 people and killed 3,083, it was only a matter of time before the virus hit closer to home, experts said. Dr. Edward Goodman, hospital epidemiologist at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, said he was not surprised that the Ebola virus came to his doorstep, given the number of cases in Africa. There is “plenty of opportunity for people to fly...
  • Ben Carson: “Likelihood is strong” that I’ll run for President in 2016

    09/23/2014 12:48:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/23/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    “Unless,” the neurosurgeon and conservative activist adds in a caveat during his interview with Hugh Hewitt, “the American people indicate in November that they like big government intervention in every part of their lives.” What are the odds of that happening? Bernie Sanders isn’t running for re-election to the Senate, and neither is Harry Reid, who looks more likely than not to become the Minority Leader in January. So yeah, Ben Carson is running for President, QED: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Is this to be taken seriously? This interview was significant enough for Politico to pick it...
  • Children across the country being hospitalized with the 'open border flu'

    09/15/2014 1:58:31 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 53 replies
    examiner ^ | September 15, 2014 | Dave Gibson
    Children across the country being hospitalized with the 'open border flu' The rarely-seen Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), which has been sending children to emergency rooms in several mid-western states, has now made its way to the East Coast, as confirmed cases in Connecticut and New York have been reported in the last few days. Though the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has yet to make it official, several other states along the eastern seaboard are reporting outbreaks of the virus as well.
  • EU tells Britain to stop moaning about immigrants and start building them houses instead

    09/13/2014 7:31:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 19:18 EST, 12 September 2014 | Jack Doyle
    Britain should stop complaining about European migrants and build them more housing and infrastructure, a leading Brussels bureaucrat declared last night. European Commissioner László Andor said that the UK is “taking advantage” of EU migrants who provide “economic and financial benefits”. Rather than complaining about the pressure migrants put on housing and public services, he said, ministers should just spend more money to accommodate them. …
  • Map:Here’s Where They’ll Send Those Suspected of Ebola or “Respiratory Illnesses”

    08/03/2014 6:56:41 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 52 replies
    freedom outpoat ^ | 8-2-14 | Mac Slavo
    Despite concerns around the globe that the Ebola virus may continue to spread and mutate into something even more deadly, the director of the CDC attempted to assuage fears about the possibility of an outbreak on U.S. soil. “It is not a potential of Ebola spreading widely in the U.S.,” director Thomas Friedman told reporters on a conference call Thursday. “That is not in the cards.” But while the CDC downplays the potential threat, emergency planners behind the scenes have been getting ready since as early as April of this year. In a report presented to Congress while the virus...
  • Muslims in Miami Scream: 'We Are Hamas'

    07/23/2014 11:16:31 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 23 , 2014 | Tom Trento
    “From-the-River-to-the-Sea, Palestine-will-be-Free.”
  • Top General John Kelly (Marines) Says Mexico Border Security Now ‘Existential’ Threat to U.S.

    07/23/2014 4:32:59 AM PDT · by dennisw · 79 replies
    defenseone ^ | July 5, 2014 | Molly O'Toole
    A top United States general in charge of protecting the southern border says he’s been unable to combat the steady flow of illegal drugs, weapons and people from Central America, and is looking to Congress for urgent help. Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly, commander of U.S. Southern Command, has asked Congress this year for more money, drones and ships for his mission – a request unlikely to be met. Since October, an influx of nearly 100,000 migrants has made the dangerous journey north from Latin America to the United States border. Most are children, and three-quarters of the unaccompanied minors...
  • Disease Tsunami Washing Across Our Border

    07/18/2014 9:59:02 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 25 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | July 18, 2014 | IBD EDITOTIALS
    Immigration: With medical professionals overwhelmed by border chaos, illegal aliens are being sent across the U.S. without basic health screening, raising the prospect of epidemics of diseases once thought eradicated. As unaccompanied minors from Central America who have flooded across President Obama's open borders are dispersed nationwide from Nebraska to Illinois to Massachusetts, concerns have arisen that the nation's health has been put at risk by poor and even absent medical screening. An internal Department of Defense memo obtained by ABC News reports that the director of refugee health at Health and Human Services "has identified a breakdown of the...
  • District’s ‘critical thinking’... students conclude Holocaust never occurred {Demographic Quiz!}

    07/15/2014 12:08:17 PM PDT · by drpix · 11 replies
    http://eagnews.org ^ | July 15, 2014 | Ben Velderman
    * Full title: "SHOCK: District’s ‘critical thinking’ assignment led at least 50 students to conclude Holocaust never occurred" * RIALTO, Calif. – An eighth-grade English assignment that was meant to develop students’ critical thinking skills has, instead, created some 50 new Holocaust deniers. In May, Rialto Unified School District leaders came under intense criticism after it was revealed the district’s roughly 2,000 eighth-grade students were given an in-class essay assignment in which they were asked to consider if the Holocaust was “an actual historical event” or if it might have been “a propaganda tool that was used for political and...
  • Scarborough Outright Dismisses Rand Paul 2016: He’s ‘His Father’s Son’

    07/14/2014 7:09:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 14, 2014 | Matt Wilstein
    On Monday, Morning Joe played a game of “Fact or Fiction” and Joe Scarborough had a lot to say when they arrived at this prediction: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) will win the 2016 GOP nomination. “Fiction, fiction, fiction,” Scarborough declared. Scarborough admitted that if Paul runs he will probably do well in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, but beyond that, “he will be his father’s son.” MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell said he “would have agreed” with Scarborough assessment, but does not know who on the Republican side has what it takes to beat Paul. “I have to continue to look...
  • Inner City Blacks Ask Obama: Where's Our Asylum?

    07/14/2014 5:20:17 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 38 replies
    Investor's Business Daly ^ | July 14, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Crime: A core constituency asks: If the president is concerned about unaccompanied children from Guatemala fleeing deplorable conditions and violence, what about fatherless children here burdened by gang violence with nowhere to flee? Some 748 of the unaccompanied children from Central America have found their way to the Chicago area, Fox News reports, far from our open border and virtually unannounced to local residents or their political leaders who are unaware of exactly where the children were sent or being kept. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., told Fox last Friday that he was unaware of the exact locations of the facilities...
  • Rubio: I can beat Hillary

    07/12/2014 11:18:39 AM PDT · by Innovative · 90 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 11, 2014 | Rachel Huggins
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) believes he can beat Hillary Clinton in the race for the 2016 presidency. "Multiple people can beat her. Hillary Clinton is not unbeatable," the GOP presidential hopeful told radio host Hugh Hewitt in an interview Friday.
  • Elian Gonzalez, Call Your Office

    07/11/2014 6:12:10 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 28 replies
    Investor's Business Dauily ^ | July 11, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Border: Democrats and our attorney general once favored the forcible return of alien minors to their country of origin, but that was when the country was Castro's Cuba and the horrible condition they fled was communism. Eric Holder made a very emotional plea the other day when he announced the Obama administration program "Justice AmeriCorps," intended to provide emergency legal representation to the tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors flooding across our open southern border from Central America. "How we treat those in need, particularly young people who must appear in immigration proceedings, many of whom are fleeing violence, persecution,...
  • Perry: Obama Doesn’t Know Where the Border Patrol is Stationed

    07/11/2014 10:00:54 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 7-11-14 | Keith Koffler
    Well, here’s one good reason for President Obama to have visited the border, beyond his contemptuous claim that it would be no more than a “photo op,” which of course is something The One never engages in. Texas Gov. Rick Perry last night told Fox News’ Sean Hannity that during his discussion with Obama Wednesday, he concluded that the president doesn’t even know where his own border patrol agents are situated, suggesting a gross lack of familiarity with the whole process. Perry said: We ought to be stopping people from crossing that border, not apprehending them after they get inland....
  • Exclusive: Border Patrol Warns MS-13 Using Nogales Processing Center as Recruitment Hub

    07/11/2014 9:37:52 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    Townhall ^ | 7-11-14 | Katie Pavlich
    According to Border Patrol sources, violent MS-13 gang members are using the Nogales processing center in Arizona as a recruitment hub and as a transfer point for gang members to get into the United States. The Red Cross has set up phone banks inside the processing center so unaccompanied minors can make phone calls to family members inside the United States and back home in Central America. According to sources, those phones are also being used by MS-13 members to communicate with gang members already in the United States and operating in cities like Atlanta, New York and Chicago. Further,...
  • General Calls Border Crisis An Existential Threat

    07/09/2014 9:59:24 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | July 9, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Immigration: The general in charge of U.S. Southern Command says America's porous southern border poses as much a threat as any foreign power, with gangs and terrorist groups hiding among the tidal wave of illegals. If Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly, commander of the U.S. Southern Command, keeps warning about the crisis at our southern border, he may soon join the long list of generals and admirals sacked by this administration as it decimates the military. "In comparison to other global threats, the near collapse of societies in the hemisphere with the associated drug and (undocumented immigrant) flow are frequently...
  • Sarah Palin just joined the ‘impeach Obama’ crowd. That’s bad news for the GOP.

    07/08/2014 1:36:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 102 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | July 8, 2014 | Aaron Blake
    Sarah Palin on Tuesday joined a growing chorus of Republicans calling for the impeachment of President Obama, writing in a Breitbart op-ed that the influx of young illegal immigrants over the southern border "is the last straw that makes the battered wife say, 'no mas.' " Mixed/careless metaphors aside, this is nothing but bad news for Republicans — especially four months until the 2014 election. Palin is hardly the first GOP politician to raise the issue of impeachment over the past couple years. Others include Sens. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Reps. Blake Farenthold (R-Tex.),...
  • Border Flood Due To Obama's Incompetence Or Intention

    07/08/2014 11:29:25 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 39 replies
    investor's Business Daily ^ | July 8, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Illegal Immigration: Texas Gov. Rick Perry states the obvious when he suggests that the flood of alien children coming to the U.S. from Latin America just might be a result of "ulterior motives" on the part of President Obama. Obama is like an arsonist who sets fires to help rescue people from burning buildings. He's asked Congress for $2 billion to deal with a child refugee crisis of his own making, money that could have gone to seal the border instead of having Border Patrol agents acting as glorified baby-sitters by cooking, cleaning and even doing laundry. A little-noted University...
  • Rick Perry: Obama administration 'either are inept or don't care' about border crisis

    07/06/2014 7:51:01 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 40 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 6 2014 | Joseph Lawler
    Texas governor Rick Perry amplified his criticism of the Obama administration's handling of the ongoing immigration crisis in south Texas Sunday morning, saying that administration officials "either are inept or don't care." Perry explained that he'd warned the Obama administration two years ago about the increase in unaccompanied minors arriving at the Texas border. The situation unfolding now is a "failure of diplomacy, it is a failure of leadership from the administration in Washington, D.C.," he said. Perry referenced his 2010 request for National Guard troops to protect the border and allow the Border Patrol to train more agents. He...
  • The Murrieta Rebellion

    07/06/2014 4:39:41 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 74 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 4 July 2014 | Editorial
    The Law: Residents of city proud to be called Reagan Country rose up last week to halt busloads of illegal immigrants being dumped into their neighorhoods, showing why they may have started a grassfire national movement. To get into the town hall meeting at California's Murietta Mesa High School, you had to work your way through 200 angry protesters. Many of them were in green and white Mexican soccer jerseys and bandanas and waved Mexican flags, at least one with "Viva Mexico" stamped on it. "Ci-ti-zen-ship! Ci-ti-zen-ship!" shouted one young woman, pumping her flag along as the crowd's rage sizzled....
  • Video Reveals Thousands of Illegal Immigrants Arriving At Border, Getting Free Bus Tickets Into US

    07/05/2014 3:10:28 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 112 replies
    IJReview ^ | July 2, 2014 | By Caroline Schaeffer
    at happens to the illegal immigrants caught crossing the border? That question was answered with the release of this video, captured at the Laredo, Texas, Greyhound bus station over the weekend. Hector Garza, a Border Patrol agent and spokesperson for the National Border Patrol Council Local 2455 spoke with Breitbart News about how the federal government is handling the influx of people pouring over the border. “The majority of these people crossed the border illegally and were then dropped off here at the bus station, so they could continue to their final destination, and that destination is an American city...
  • Flood of illegal aliens invading from Mexico and Central America with Obama's blessing

    07/05/2014 2:41:31 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 93 replies
    July 5, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    Our usurping president is willfully neglecting to enforce the law and even more frightening, he's forcefully forbidding our law enforcement agencies from enforcing the law and rather is enforcing his own "dream act" that he proposed to the congress and congress rejected. President Obama is in fact legislating and enforcing his own law. This cannot be allowed to stand! Our borders are being swamped and overrun by any illegal alien, drug runner, disease carrier, criminal or terrorist that wishes to enter the country. Our nation is being flooded by this illegal alien invasion. And Obama is making it happen. This...
  • Murrieta's Illegal Immigration Rebellion - The Shot Heard Round the Nation - Part II

    07/04/2014 5:16:14 PM PDT · by Noremac · 10 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | July 4, 2014 | Richard Cameron
    Some 'boots on the ground' observations by me of the Murrieta Town hall meeting and the reason why DHS feels justified legally in busing and releasing illegals instead of immediate deportation. I also delve into a scandal regarding the refusal of the Border Patrol to admit Riverside County Health officials onto the BP Station in Murrieta to assess the health risk issues if they do succeed in getting the migrants in. http://www.commdiginews.com/politics-2/murrieta-immigration-rebellion-the-shot-heard-roun...
  • California citizen militia units joining forces with Texas units to defend the border

    07/04/2014 3:25:57 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 320 replies
    July 4, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    Ok, this is just the germination of the plan. We have independent units from the Bolinas Border Patrol and the Central Valley Citizens militia joining forces with independent citizens militia units of Texas to defend our southern border in Texas, to protest Obama's lawless open borders policies and to rally support for Governor Perry to officially call out Guard units and Texas militia units at his disposal to defend the border!! Lawsuits will not cut it. The invasion is happening now. Action must be taken NOW!! FReepers, Patriots, Militia members: Prepare to answer the call!!
  • Murdoch Henchman Gets H-1B Visa; Loses Job; Flouts Immigration Law

    06/18/2014 6:28:44 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | August 4, 2011 | David North
    Perhaps the least attractive henchman of imperial publisher Rupert Murdoch (and there is fierce competition for that distinction) got into the U.S. on an H-1B visa, lost the job that got him the visa, and, apparently, has not left the U.S. as he should have done. I am grateful to Ben Smith of Politico for breaking the story. It all ties into the huge controversy in the U.K. about Murdoch's media empire, and the serial wiretapping of the phones of murder victims and the royal family by his reporters. The Murdoch corporate employer is American Media Inc. which relates to...
  • Immigration Reform Can't Wait

    06/18/2014 5:53:52 PM PDT · by Theoria · 39 replies
    WSJ ^ | 18 June 2014 | Rupert Murdoch
    There is rarely a good time to do hard things, and America won't advance if legislators act like seat-warmers. When I learned that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor had lost his Republican primary, my heart sank. Not simply because I think he is an intelligent and talented member of Congress, or because I worry about the future of the Republican Party. Like others who want comprehensive immigration reform, I worried that Mr. Cantor's loss would be misconstrued and make Congress reluctant to tackle this urgent need. That would be the wrong lesson and an undesirable national consequence of this single,...
  • Joe Biden: U.S. needs ‘constant, unrelenting stream’ of immigrants (Happy Bastille Day!)

    06/11/2014 5:50:44 PM PDT · by equalator · 36 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 6-11-2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Vice President Joseph R. Biden told a National Association of Manufacturers’ crowd this week that what the United States needed was more, not fewer, immigrants. Specifically, he called for a “constant, unrelenting stream” of new immigrants — “not dribbling [but] significant flows,” to bolster the national economy, The Hill reported.
  • How Justices Kagan and Roberts Characterize Justice Sotomayor’s Dissent

    06/11/2014 4:03:09 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 28 replies
    Josh Blackman ^ | Josh Blackman
    In Scialabba v. Cuellar de Osorio, both Justices Kagan and, to a lesser extent, CJ Roberts use some pretty strong language to characterize Justice Sotomayor’s dissent. From Kagan’s opinion: •The dissent responds to this fact only with a pair of non-sequiturs. Post, at 18–19 (opinion of SOTOMAYOR, J.). •but cf. post, at 14 (SOTOMAYOR, J., dissenting) (wrongly stating that under that rule conversion occurs upon the agency’s re- ceipt of proof of the change). •It is, therefore, impossible to understand the dissent’s statement that conversion of such a petition to an appropriate category requires “ ‘substantive alteration’ to [the] petition.”...
  • In Wake Of Cantor’s Defeat, Rand Paul Says He’s Still For Immigration Reform

    06/11/2014 10:09:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | June 11, 2014 | McKay Coppins
    In the wake of Rep. Eric Cantor’s stunning primary defeat Tuesday night, many conservatives have rushed to declare the outcome a referendum on Republican efforts to pursue immigration reform, a key wedge issue in the race. But tea party hero Sen. Rand Paul isn’t buying it. In a teleconference with Grover Norquist, a conservative champion of immigration reform, Paul told reporters Wednesday he wouldn’t back off his position on the issue. “I still am for it,” Paul said. “I say everywhere I go that I am for immigration reform.” He argued that Cantor’s loss to a little-known conservative economics professor...
  • America's Linguistic Melting Pot

    05/29/2014 2:21:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/20/2014
    Here at GPS, we love deep data dives. We also revel in the fact that America continues to be the melting pot that it has always been. So we were interested to see a piece on Slate.com last week analyzing the most common languages spoken in each state using U.S. census data. This first map is predictable – other than English, Spanish is the most spoken language in almost all U.S. states. But watch what happens when you remove Spanish from the equation. Now there is the melting pot. In Michigan, Arabic clocks in as the third most commonly spoken...
  • Obama to promote foreign tourism in upstate NY (tourists, or . . . ?)

    05/22/2014 10:40:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 22, 2014 12:40 PM EDT | Darlene Superville
    Promoting travel to the U.S. as a job creator, President Barack Obama wants to make it easier for people from other countries to visit the 50 states and spend money at their hotels, restaurants, tourist attractions and other businesses. Obama planned to discuss the economic benefits of tourism to the U.S. and the latest steps he is taking to boost it at the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York, on Thursday. Obama acted two years ago to speed the processing of tourist visas for visitors from China and Brazil, steps that have dramatically reduced the length...
  • Lawyer: Teen slain in Montana was ‘garage hopping’

    05/06/2014 3:40:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 6, 2014 6:25 PM EDT
    The attorney for a Montana man charged in the death of a 17-year-old German exchange student says the teen and a companion had broken into homeowners’ garages three of four times before the shooting. Paul Ryan represents Markus Kaarma, who is charged with deliberate homicide in the April 27 slaying of Diren Dede in Missoula. […] Ryan says the Ecuadorian student told police the boys started “garage hopping” after learning about the practice from other students at their high school. …
  • Paul: Still hope for immigration reform this year

    04/26/2014 9:34:47 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 100 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 25, 2014, 05:53 pm | Alexandra Jaffe
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) thinks there’s still hope for immigration reform this year, but only if Democrats are willing to negotiate. “People have to acknowledge that the Democrats, if they want it passed, have to make more of a compromise,” he said in a talk to students at Harvard's Institute of Politics on Friday. Paul envisions that compromise as some sort of legal status — “status and a place for people here so that they can come out of the shadows, let them begin paying taxes, let them not be locked up and having them run from the authorities,” he...
  • Russian Spy Planes in U.S. Skies

    04/18/2014 8:54:24 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 71 replies
    Russian Spy Planes in U.S. Skies By Eli Lake 12 hours ago The Daily Beast The Joint Chiefs of Staff of the U.S. military and American intelligence agencies have quietly pushed the White House in recent weeks to deny a new Russian surveillance plane the right to fly over U.S. territory. This week, the White House finally began consideration of the decision whether to certify the new Russian aircraft under the so-called “Open Skies Treaty.” And now the question becomes: Will the spies and generals get their way? As the United States and Russia face off publicly over Ukraine, behind...
  • Paul defends Bush on immgration but says US 'can't invite the whole world'

    04/13/2014 7:11:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Sen. Rand Paul says potential White House rival Jeb Bush was inarticulate when he described immigrants who come to the United States illegally as committing an "act of love." In an interview that aired Sunday, Paul said that those immigrants "are not bad people" but added the United States "can't invite the whole world" inside its borders....
  • FBI: Drone-like toy planes in bomb plot

    04/08/2014 8:42:48 AM PDT · by csvset · 15 replies
    CT Post ^ | April 7, 2014 | Michael P. Mayko
    BRIDGEPORT -- A Moroccan national who allegedly plotted to turn a radio-controlled model airplane into a drone-like flying bomb and crash it into a school and a Connecticut federal building was arrested Monday by FBI agents. Wires and tools were found in the High Ridge Drive apartment where El Mehdi Semlali Fahti, 27, had been living since January with an individual he met while incarcerated in Virginia, according to the FBI. It was not known if any explosives were found. Fahti told an undercover agent in five recorded conversations that he studied the bomb attack operation for months, and had...
  • RAND PAUL TO CALIFORNIA REPUBLICANS: EVOLVE, ADAPT, OR DIE

    04/06/2014 5:43:23 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 308 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 6, 2014 | GOP-e Sen. Rand Paul
    Evolve, adapt or die. That is the fate of our current Republican party. We must evolve as a party and find a way to attract millennials to the conservative movement or we will never succeed in realizing our ideals of individual freedom and freedom from government interference. Initially, I received criticism from political pundits for speaking to non-traditional audiences. I was told it was a waste of time to reach out to these audiences, specifically students from both Howard University and University of California, Berkeley. My response is this: I have never been one to watch the world go by...
  • Moorpark Boy Latest To Be Diagnosed With Mysterious Polio-Like Illness

    03/21/2014 6:56:01 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | March 20, 2014 10:25 PM | Brittney Hopper
    MOORPARK (CBSLA.com) — A 2-year-old Moorpark boy is the latest to be diagnosed with a mysterious polio-like illness. When Lucian Olivera was 11 months, he had an ear infection. Then, he couldn’t stand or use his legs. For months, doctors didn’t know what was wrong. “I felt helpless. It was extremely frustrating. It was hard to sit and not be able to help him,” Olivera’s mother, Erin, said. On Friday, the family went to Stanford University, where it was confirmed Olivera had the polio-like syndrome. “You don’t realize what you have until something goes really, really wrong,” Erin said. So...
  • Local Anti-Human Trafficking Law Enforcement Efforts Around Virginia

    03/18/2014 5:28:10 AM PDT · by RightSideNews · 7 replies
    Virginia Free Citizen ^ | March 18, 2014 | Shelby Mertens and Kate Miller
    Data from the Polaris Project and other research studies indicate human trafficking in Virginia primarily takes place in the urban areas of state. Studies suggest northern Virginia, Richmond and the Hampton Roads region experience the most trafficking. The Virginia Free Citizen reached out to local law enforcement officials in these areas to investigate the presence of human trafficking in Virginia and their anti-human trafficking efforts. Last week we reported on Virginia’s statewide efforts. Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Task Force Receives $1 Million Grant to Combat Human Trafficking Detective Bill Woolf, with the Fairfax County Police Department, said human trafficking is...
  • North Philadelphia meeting addresses gentrification (White people destroying neighborhoods)

    03/03/2014 4:21:10 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 68 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 03/03/2014 | VALERIE RUSS
    PEOPLE FROM all over Philadelphia came together Saturday to tell their stories about gentrification at the Church of the Advocate in North Philadelphia. Organizers had issued fliers calling for an "emergency town hall" to confront a "crisis facing black Philadelphia: the demise of our neighborhoods." In gentrification, some neighborhoods are targeted for revitalization - but the new development leads to huge rent or property-tax increases that often force longtime residents out.
  • CDC Urged To Investigate Mystery Polio-Like Illness Affecting California Kids

    03/03/2014 3:07:05 PM PST · by neverdem · 35 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | February 27, 2014 | NA
    WASHINGTON (CBS / AP) — Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer asked the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday to initiate a formal investigation into what has caused polio-like paralysis in about 20 children in California over the past 18 months. Boxer said “we need answers” in her letter to CDC Director Thomas Frieden. In particular, she wants the agency to look into whether the illness can be traced to a virus or environmental factors. She also wants to know whether the agency is aware of similar reports of paralysis nationwide...