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  • SO MANY DEMOCRATS WANT TO TURN TEXAS BLUE THAT THEY CAN’T FIND ENOUGH CAMPAIGN STAFFERS

    07/19/2018 8:46:59 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 30 replies
    http://dailycaller.com ^ | July 19, 2018 | Molly Prince
    Democratic candidates in Texas are having a difficult time finding experienced staffers to help run their campaigns. Propelled in part by Democrats’ contempt for President Donald Trump, the party has more candidates vying for political offices across the state than ever before. For the first time in decades, every congressional district in Texas has a Democratic contender.
  • GOP leader blocks resolution backing intelligence community on Russia [Flake]

    07/19/2018 1:23:52 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/19/18 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (Texas) blocked a resolution on Thursday that would have lent the Senate's support to the intelligence community's assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election, which was offered up in the wake of President Trump’s Monday meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Sens. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Christopher Coons (D-Del.) tried to pass their resolution by unanimous consent, which requires the sign off of every senator. But Cornyn objected, saying senators should focus on passing new sanctions legislation and warning that they should work through the committee process. "It is purely a symbolic act...
  • Husband shoots home invasion suspect holding wife at gunpoint

    07/19/2018 9:41:29 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 50 replies
    KHOU ^ | 07/18/18 | Michelle Michelle Choi
    HOUSTON – Police say a husband opened fire on two home invasion suspects as they tried to hold his wife at gunpoint overnight. This happened around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday at a home in in southeast Houston near Scott and Airport. According to the Houston Police Department, the husband managed to shoot one of the suspects in the head. Investigators said it all started when the man’s wife pulled into their driveway Tuesday night. Then the two armed suspects jumped out and tried to rob her. First, they took her purse, and then they tried to force her into the house....
  • 3 Women Shot During Possible Bank Robbery in Fort Worth, suspects still at-large

    07/19/2018 11:16:33 AM PDT · by Envisioning · 85 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/19/2018 | FOX4News.com Staff
    Three employees were shot during a possible bank robbery in the Arlington Heights neighborhood of Fort Worth Thursday morning. Fort Worth Police Department’s Officer Chris Britt said it happened around 9:20 a.m. at the Veritex Community Bank on Merrick Street.
  • Ocasio-Cortez Calls for Occupation of Airports, ICE Offices: ‘We Have to Mobilize’

    07/18/2018 5:26:29 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 07/17/18 | Chantal Da Silva
    Ice New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has called on protesters rallying under the “Abolish ICE” banner to occupy border crossings, airports and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) offices across the country. Ocasio-Cortez made the comments during an interview on Monday with Democracy Now's Amy Goodman, speaking alongside Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau. Asked by Goodman about her decision to leave New York to join protests at the U.S.-Mexico border just days before the primary in which she defeated Democratic Representative Joseph Crowley in a stunning upset, Ocasio-Cortez said, "There is no convenient time" to "stand up against human rights violations."...
  • Senate confirms a top Abbott adviser, Andrew Oldham, to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals

    07/18/2018 12:10:11 PM PDT · by Jaysin · 26 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | 7/18/2018 | EMMA PLATOFF
    Oldham is the third Texas nominee to be confirmed to the powerful, conservative-leaning appeals court since President Donald Trump took office. Andrew Oldham was confirmed to the federal bench Wednesday by a 50–49 vote, making him the the fourth alumnus of the Texas Attorney General’s Office to join the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals since President Donald Trump took office. That tally made his confirmation the narrowest of any Texas judicial nominee under Trump. Oldham currently serves as Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s top legal adviser. Born in 1978, Oldham is decades younger than the average judge on the New...
  • Husband shoots gunmen to protect wife during attempted home invasion on south side

    07/18/2018 9:06:15 AM PDT · by ro_dreaming · 23 replies
    ABC 13 Houston ^ | Wednesday, July 18, 2018 06:59AM | Courtney Fischer
    HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Houston police say a husband got into a shoot-out with two gunmen who grabbed his wife and tried to force her inside the couple's house on the city's south side. Investigators tell Eyewitness News that around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday the man heard noises outside his home on South Acres Drive near Rubin Street.
  • [Beto] O'Rourke calls for Trump's impeachment over Putin summit [ed]

    07/18/2018 5:51:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 17, 2018 | Max Greenwood
    Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) said on Tuesday that President Trump's performance at a controversial news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin warrants impeachment – and that he would vote to do so. "Standing on stage in another country with the leader of another country who wants to and has sought to undermine this country, and to side with him over the United States - if I were asked to vote on this I would vote to impeach the president," O'Rourke said, according to The Dallas Morning-News.
  • Texas bishops score major religious liberty battle in fetal remains case

    07/17/2018 6:06:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Crux Now ^ | July 17, 2018 | Christopher White
    NEW YORK - As a case over whether the state of Texas can require fetal remains to be buried is argued in Federal Court this week, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals handed the Texas Conference of Catholic Bishops a major victory just hours before opening arguments began, saying they did not have to comply with a third party subpoena that would have required the bishops to release decades of internal correspondence over the issue of abortion. In a ruling on Sunday, Judge James Ho said a circuit court’s order was a broad overreach that specifically targeted the Texas bishops...
  • Tucker Carlson: Mexico has interfered in US elections 'more successfully' than Russia

    07/17/2018 12:47:27 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 16, 2018 | Max Greenwood
    Fox News host Tucker Carlson said Monday that Mexico had been more successful than Russia in influencing U.S. elections by "packing" the American electorate with its own people. Carlson said Russia has, in fact, sought to meddle in U.S. affairs. But other countries, like Mexico, had been more successful in doing so, he said. "I don't think Russia is our close friend or anything like that," Carlson said. "I think of course they try to interfere in our affairs. They have for a long time. Many countries do. Some more successfully than Russia, like Mexico, which is routinely interfering in...
  • House GOP questions FBI lawyer for second day (Lisa Page)

    07/16/2018 4:58:53 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/16/18 | Olivia Beavers
    House Republicans grilled former FBI lawyer Lisa Page behind closed doors on Monday as they sought to make the case that bias influenced the bureau’s investigations of President Trump and Hillary Clinton. It was the second day of a grueling interview for Page, whose emails and text messages with FBI agent Peter Strzok have been cited by GOP lawmakers as suggesting the FBI was biased against the Republican presidential candidate. Lawmakers from the House Judiciary and House Oversight and Government Reform committees remained mostly tight-lipped on the details of her testimony, though multiple Republicans praised her as cooperative and forthcoming....
  • Distinctive Projectile Point Technology Sheds Light on Peopling of the Americas

    07/16/2018 12:06:33 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 29 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | July 11, 2018 | Thomas J. Williams, Texas State U
    In the lowest layer of the Area 15 archaeological grounds at the Gault Site in Central Texas, researchers have unearthed a projectile point technology never previously seen in North America, which they date to be at least 16,000 years old, or a time before Clovis. While clear evidence for the timing of the peopling of the Americas remains elusive, these findings suggest humans occupied North America prior to Clovis - considered one of the oldest, if not the oldest, Paleo-Indian culture of North America, and dated to around 11,000 years ago. In 2002, Area 15 of the Gault Site in...
  • Finding the first Americans

    11/10/2017 1:57:49 AM PST · by kitchen · 8 replies
    Science ^ | 03 Nov 2017 | Todd J. Braje, Tom D. Dillehay, Jon M. Erlandson, Richard G. Klein, Torben C. Rick
    Science 03 Nov 2017: Vol. 358, Issue 6363, pp. 592-594 DOI: 10.1126/science.aao5473 Article Figures & Data Info & Metrics eLetters PDF You are currently viewing the summary. View Full Text This article has a correction. Please see:Erratum for the Perspective “Finding the first Americans” by T. J. Braje, T. D. Dillehay, J. M. Erlandson, R. G. Klein, T. C. Rick - November 03, 2017 Summary For much of the 20th century, most archaeologists believed humans first colonized the Americas ∼13,500 years ago via an overland route that crossed Beringia and followed a long and narrow, mostly ice-free corridor to the...
  • Experts doubt Clovis people were first in Americas

    02/23/2007 9:34:17 AM PST · by george76 · 100 replies · 1,975+ views
    yahoo...Reuters ^ | Feb 22 | Will Dunham
    The Clovis people, known for their distinctive spear points, likely were not the first humans in the Americas, according to research placing their presence as more recent than previously believed. Using advanced radiocarbon dating techniques, researchers writing in the journal Science on Thursday said the Clovis people, hunters of large Ice Age animals like mammoths and mastodons, dated from about 13,100 to 12,900 years ago. That would make the Clovis culture, known from artifacts discovered at various sites including the town of Clovis, New Mexico, both younger and shorter-lived than previously thought. Previous estimates had dated the culture to about...
  • Iberia, Not Siberia

    12/21/2003 9:48:22 AM PST · by blam · 19 replies · 3,482+ views
    Team Atlantis ^ | 12-6-2000 | Michael A Arbuthnot
    IBERIA, NOT SIBERIA?A Look at the Evidence Supporting a Late Pleistocene Migration to the New World from Europe Michael A. Arbuthnot ANT 5152 Paleoindian Archaeology Dr. Michael Faught December 6th, 2000 Perhaps the most provocative question facing North American paleo-archaeologists is the origin of the Clovis complex. Traditional models have placed Clovis origins in Asia, though one controversial theory contends that Clovis progenitors may have migrated from Iberia (Spain, France, and Portugal). This theory suggests that the descendants of an Upper Pleistocene culture known as Solutrean were the first unquestionable inhabitants of the New World. The recent revitalization of a...
  • Teacher reportedly compares pro-Trump MAGA hat teen to Nazi in vulgar tweet: 'F--- EM'

    07/13/2018 8:35:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 13, 2018 | Caleb Parke
    A sixth grade social studies teacher is under investigation for a tweet comparing the Texas teen who had his “Make America Great Again” hat stolen inside a Whataburger to a “Nazi,” with the teacher reportedly adding: “F---” him. Houston-area Channelview Independent School District is investigating Jogi Pattisapu, who teaches sixth grade social studies at Anthony Aguirre Junior High, for the vulgar tweet, Director of Communications for the school district LaKeisha LeBlanc told Fox News in a statement....
  • 13-year-old girl beheaded after seeing grandmother killed in Alabama cemetery

    07/13/2018 10:37:28 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 58 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | July 13, 2018 | Crystal Bonvillian
    OWENS CROSS ROADS, Ala. - An Alabama 13-year-old found dead in a wooded area last month was beheaded after she saw two men stab her grandmother to death, an investigator testified Thursday. The grisly details of Mariah Lopez’s slaying came out during the preliminary hearing of Yoni Martinez Aguilar, AL.com reported. Aguilar, 26, and Israel Gonzalez Palomino, 34, are each charged with two counts of capital murder in the deaths of Lopez and her 49-year-old grandmother and legal guardian, Oralia Mendoza. Palomino is also charged with possession of methamphetamine. Members of the middle schooler’s family wept as Investigator Stacy Rutherford...
  • Sanderson Farms begins hiring at Tyler poultry complex (1,400 jobs in Texas)

    07/14/2018 5:36:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    KLTV-TV ^ | July 13, 2018 | Stephanie Frazier
    Sanderson Farms, Inc., says they are beginning the hiring process for its newest poultry complex, which is under construction in Tyler. The company says they are seeking to hire over 1,400 hourly team members, with initial operations set to begin in early 2019. A statement from the company gives more details: “For those interested in pursuing hourly employment with the Fortune 1000 company, Sanderson Farms is hosting “Sanderson Way Career Interest Sessions” on Tuesday, July 17; Wednesday, July 18; and Thursday, July 19 at the Skills Training Center on Tyler Junior College’s West Campus. Career interest sessions will begin at...
  • Jordan Peterson At TPUSA’s Young Women’s Leadership Summit 2018

    07/14/2018 10:39:37 AM PDT · by khelus · 5 replies
    Turning Point USA ^ | Jul 10, 2018 | Turning Point USA
    Turning Point USA Published on Jul 10, 2018 Jordan Peterson Speaks To Thousands Of Young Women In Dallas, TX At The Annual Young Women's Leadership Summit! #YWLS2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObdpkUkQyDQ
  • A white rattlesnake? Texas park posts photo of ‘cryptic’ viper known for potent bite.

    07/13/2018 8:01:46 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 49 replies
    star-telegram.com ^ | 7/13/18 | MARK PRICE
    A white rattlesnake spotted Wednesday at a Texas park has produced a collective shudder across the country, after a photo of the snake was shared thousands of times on Facebook. It’s not an albino. Called a banded rock rattlesnake, the seldom seen species of pit viper has a spotty distribution in only three states along the Mexican border (Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas), and is known for having a powerful bite, say experts. The photo was posted Wednesday by The Wyler Aerial Tramway State Park in Texas, a 195-acre park within the Franklin Mountains. “We had this little friend come...