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  • Migrant caravan heads to central Mexican city of Irapuato

    11/11/2018 10:02:44 PM PST · by BeauBo · 7 replies
    Daily Magazine ^ | 11 November 2018 | MARCO UGARTE and YESICA FISCH
    Local Mexican officials were once again Sunday helping thousands of Central American migrants find rides on the next leg of their journey toward the U.S. border... The government of Queretaro said via Twitter that 6,531 migrants had moved through the state between Friday and Saturday... after staying in three shelters it had prepared... raising the possibility that other migrants have caught up to the main caravan. The migrants appear to be on a path to Tijuana across the border from San Diego, which is still some 1,600 miles (2,575 kilometers) away.
  • Cruz: ‘Under No Circumstances’ Should We Let Migrant Caravan into America

    11/11/2018 1:09:19 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 NOV 2018 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said “under no circumstances” should the so-called migrant caravan be allowed to cross into the United States. Partial transcript as follows: BRENNAN: You were very critical of the Obama administration for taking action via executive fiat as you said, you called it dangerous. This week President Trump on immigration has issued orders bypassing Congress to restrict how migrants crossing the border illegally can claim asylum. Are you OK with that now? CRUZ: Well I’m still studying this specific immigration order, but I’ll tell you look, here’s my view on executive...
  • Dan Crenshaw started the week as a punchline and ended it as a star. The real story came [tr]

    11/11/2018 9:35:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 11, 2018 | Dan Zak
    Dan Crenshaw’s good eye is good enough, but it’s not great. The iris is broken. The retina is scarred. He needs a special oversized contact lens, and bifocals sometimes, to correct his vision. Six years after getting blown up, he can still see a bit of debris floating in his cornea. His bad eye? Well, his bad eye is gone. Under his eye patch is a false eye that is deep blue. At the center of it, where a pupil should be, is the gold trident symbol of the Navy SEALs. It makes Dan Crenshaw look like a Guardian of...
  • The Top Four Reasons California Is Unsustainable

    11/10/2018 2:08:03 PM PST · by RedMonqey · 81 replies
    Forbes ^ | Apr 19, 2018 | Thomas Del Beccaro
    California is a place unlike any other on the Globe. It boasts perhaps the greatest natural resources of any state along with shining high-tech industries. However, like many good economic stories, government policies threaten its future. Indeed, its government has made California unsustainable. Of course, it wasn’t always this way. As the 1960s came to a close in California, it had a population of nearly twenty million. In the decade before, its economic strength afforded the construction of a vast State Water Project and higher education system that was the envy of the world. Matched with a majestic and trade...
  • Judge Napolitano says Trump's acting AG isn't qualified for role

    11/09/2018 3:16:02 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 162 replies
    Twitter ^ | 8 Nov 18 | New York Post
    Judge Napolitano says Trump's acting AG isn't qualified for role.
  • U.S. troops arrive at San Diego border well ahead of migrant caravan

    11/10/2018 11:52:48 AM PST · by BeauBo · 28 replies
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 9 November 2018 | Kristina Davis
    Troops from Camp Pendleton and Texas reported for their first day of work Thursday along the U.S.-Mexico border in San Diego... Much of the focus, at least initially, will be on strengthening the border barrier... So far, some 1,300 troops have been assigned to support operations along the California-Mexico border... The Defense Department said another 1,500 troops have been deployed in Arizona and 2,800 in Texas. The total number of troops is expected to grow to more than 7,000.
  • Nine Arrested in Alleged Voter Fraud Scheme in Texas Border Town

    11/09/2018 2:28:53 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 9, 2018 | Merrill Hope
    Nine individuals were arrested Thursday for their alleged roles in a 2017 voter fraud scheme involving the municipal election in a Texas border town. These arrests were part of an ongoing investigation into a coordinated effort by political workers to recruit people who would fraudulently claim residential addresses so they could vote in specific races and influence the results of the Edinburg city election held last year, according to information provided by the Office of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. “Illegal voting, particularly an organized illegal voting scheme orchestrated by political operatives, is an affront to democracy and results in...
  • Following investigation, Houston Chronicle retracts eight stories

    11/09/2018 11:51:51 AM PST · by DFG · 7 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 11/08/2018 | David Wood
    On July 31, the Houston Chronicle published a front-page story with a provocative headline. "'We've moved on': Political anger after Harvey has eased," it declared, adding: "Experts believe disaster response is unlikely to be a factor in November." It was a significant story by veteran reporter and Austin bureau chief Mike Ward. It asserted that Houston residents initially fed up with the uneven government response to Hurricane Harvey actually weren't going to blame politicians after all. The story began with West Houston resident Betsy Scheer, whose anger had faded. She was going to vote Republican. "My friends are mostly the...
  • Texas House member wins re-election from a jail cell

    11/09/2018 8:34:06 AM PST · by plain talk · 12 replies
    KXAN ^ | Nov 6, 2008 | Jody Barr
    A re-election celebration is underway in Pod 2 of the Montgomery County Jail after inmate number 232573 claimed victory in Texas House District 27. That inmate is known as Rep. Ron Reynolds, D-Missouri City, to the people on the outside. Reynolds was unopposed in the race for District 27 and the latest vote totals show Reynolds garnered 47,305 votes in Tuesday's election. Reynolds was booked into the county jail on Sept. 7. He's serving a year-long sentence after a 2015 conviction on five misdemeanor counts of using a middleman to chase ambulances in order to solicit clients for Reynolds’ law...
  • Texas Largest Reliably Red County Turns Purple

    11/08/2018 5:48:06 AM PST · by TexasGunLover · 116 replies
    WFAA ^ | November 7, 2018 | Monica Hernandez
    For almost 35 years, Tarrant County has been the most reliably red, urban county in Texas. Then, on Election Day, Democrat Beto O'Rourke beat Republican incumbent Ted Cruz in the county.
  • Promise not to kill anyone? After losing election, TX judge wholesale releases juvenile...

    11/08/2018 5:45:18 AM PST · by SMGFan · 21 replies
    MSN/ Chron ^ | November 8, 2018
    After losing his bench in a Democratic sweep, Harris County Juvenile Court Judge Glenn Devlin released nearly all of the youthful defendants that appeared in front him on Wednesday morning, simply asking the kids whether they planned to kill anyone before letting them go. "He was releasing everybody," said public defender Steven Halpert, who watched the string of surprising releases. "Apparently he was saying that's what the voters wanted." In court, prosecutors voiced their concerns about the seemingly indiscriminate release of those accused of everything from low-level misdemeanors to violent crimes.
  • Promise not to kill anyone? After losing election, TX judge wholesale releases juvenile defendants

    11/07/2018 1:59:59 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 7, 2018 | By Keri Blakinger
    After losing his bench in a Democratic sweep the night before, Harris County Juvenile Court Judge Glenn Devlin released nearly all of the youthful defendants that appeared in front him on Wednesday morning, simply asking the kids whether they planned to kill anyone before letting them go. "He was releasing everybody," said public defender Steven Halpert, who watched the string of surprising releases. "Apparently he was saying that's what the voters wanted." The long-time Republican jurist is one of two judges whose track record of favoring incarceration contributed heavily to doubling the number of kids Harris County sent to the...
  • Trailing GOP U.S. Rep. Will Hurd by 689 votes, Ortiz Jones campaign says Texas race "is not over"

    11/07/2018 12:51:12 PM PST · by SMGFan · 7 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | November 7, 2018
    Ortiz Jones has not called for a recount, but says she wants to see all provisional, absentee and military votes counted. The Texas congressional race between incumbent Republican Will Hurd and Democratic challenger Gina Ortiz Jones is still too close to call following a dramatic overnight in which Ortiz Jones pulled ahead, Hurd pulled back on top, and news outlets across the nation retracted their projections. On Wednesday morning in Congressional District 23, the state's only consistent battleground district, Hurd was leading Ortiz Jones by 689 votes, with all precincts counted. "This election is not over—every vote matters," said Noelle...
  • Having the most money doesn't always win elections.

    11/07/2018 9:19:35 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 32 replies
    2018 midterm election | 11/7/18 | dallasbiff
    Robert Francis had the most material money and probably $50 million in free fawning media publicity and he still lost. To paraphrase a 1964 song, Money can't buy you an election.
  • Former Navy SEAL Crenshaw, mocked by SNL, gets the last laugh in Texas victory

    11/07/2018 6:34:00 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 11 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 11/7/18 | USA Features
    Red Win: The cretins who star on “Saturday Night Live” mocked Texas GOP congressional candidate and retired U.S. Navy SEAL Lt. Cmdr. Dan Crenshaw over the weekend, but the decorated war vet who lost an eye to a terrorist attack got the last laugh. Crenshaw defeated Democratic challenger Todd Litton on Tuesday to win Texas’s 2nd Congressional District, even though Dems kept hoping to flip the district blue despite Crenshaw’s double-digit lead.
  • Countless Triggered Twitter Randos ‘Literally Shaking’ Over Beto Loss

    11/07/2018 6:33:36 AM PST · by Red Badger · 46 replies ^ | 12:02 AM 11/07/2018 | Scott Morefield
    There were tremors all over Texas Tuesday night, and it didn’t have anything at all to do with any “blue tsunamis” rolling in from the Gulf. Instead, triggered Beto O’Rourke supporters were “literally shaking” all over Twitter as Ted Cruz sent their hero packing. BREAKING NEWS! 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit Texas today from all the liberals “Literally shaking rn” over the Beto loss#ElectionDay — ????????Jeremy Waters???? (@JWH2Os) November 7, 2018 That’s right, they were “literally shaking.” Literally. There are hundreds more “literally shaking” tweets over Beto. I stopped scrolling and limited my search terms. — Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) November...
  • Thread breaks down money WASTED per Beto O’Rourke vote and the Left FLIPS OUT [tr]

    11/07/2018 6:23:30 AM PST · by C19fan · 52 replies
    Twitchy ^ | November 7, 2018 | Sam J.
    Robert O’Rourke lost last night even though he raised more money than any other person who has ever run for the Senate. Hollywood dumped millions of dollars into his campaign hoping to beat Cruz … and Bob still lost. T. Greg Doucette broke down the cost of each Beto vote in what turned into a fairly entertaining thread. Enjoy. US Senate for Texas 2012, Paul Sadler Raised: $705,027 Votes: 3,194,927 $/Vote: $0.22 each 2018, Beto O'Rourke Raised: $69,240,350+ Votes (11:33pm ET): 3,413,259+ $/Vote: $20.29 each Allllllll that money for just 200K+ more votes?
  • Samantha Bee writer ...tweet trashing THIS group over Beto’s loss [tr]

    11/07/2018 6:21:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Twitchy ^ | November 7, 2018 | Sam J.
    Good news white men, white women have become the newly chosen group to blame for any and all things people on the Left just can’t accept. We know, you guys have grown accustomed to being the one group that it’s acceptable to trash and make racist comments about but it’s time to step aside … For example, take a gander at this sweetheart of a tweet from Samantha Bee writer, Travon Free:
  • TX Gov. Greg Abbott Responds to O’Keefe Undercover Video Showing Non-Citizens Voting

    11/06/2018 10:43:57 PM PST · by Turtleman · 79 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 6, 2018 | Cristina Laila
    Project Veritas dropped an undercover video earlier Tuesday showing election officials admitting “tons” of non-citizens are voting in Texas. O’Keefe’s undercover video caught the attention of Texas Governor Gregg Abbott. “This will be investigated,” Abbott said of the non-citizens being encouraged to vote by election officials. In the video, a Project Veritas undercover journalist asked a Texas election official if her “DREAMer” boyfriend can vote as long as he is registered to vote and has a driver’s license. “Yeah okay” the election official responded. “If he has his ID that’s all he needs. If he’s registered,” the election official said...
  • ‘Beto 2020’ Buzz Builds Immediately After O’Rourke’s Senate Defeat

    11/06/2018 8:55:21 PM PST · by conservative98 · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 6, 2018 | Joshua Caplan
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) fended off Democrat challenger Robert Francis O’Rourke to win re-election in a high-profile Senate race Tuesday, but establishment media pundits, Hollywood celebrities, and liberal activists did not lose hope — they had now moved on to dreams of “Beto 2020.” Cruz finished a surprising second in the 2016 Republican presidential primary and began the Senate race as a prohibitive favorite. However, O’Rourke visited fiercely conservative parts of the state that his party had long since given up on, while shattering fundraising records despite shunning donations from outside political groups and pollster advice. Cruz argued that his...