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  • Bodycam video reveals woman lied about being raped by cop who pulled her over for DUI [tr]

    05/23/2018 11:26:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 23, 2018 | Snejana Farberov
    A woman in Texas made a startling claim earlier this week accusing a state trooper of raping her during a DWI arrest, but a newly released body camera footage has exposed her claims as lies and prompted her high-profile lawyer to issue a public apology. The Texas Department of Public Safety said in a statement on Tuesday that just after 1.30am on Sunday, Texas highway Patrol Trooper Daniel Hubbard saw a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu traveling south on Interstate 35 in Ellis County and pulled the vehicle over for a traffic violation. During the traffic stop, Hubbard arrested the driver, identified...
  • Meanwhile, where is Imran Awan and the DNC server?

    05/23/2018 9:45:24 AM PDT · by bitt · 14 replies
    worldtribune.com ^ | 5/22/2018 | staff
    Former House IT aide Imran Awan remains in a “High Intensity Supervision Program” as he awaits trial on charges of bank fraud. Official Washington, with the exception of President Donald Trump, seems oblivious to the man’s existence despite the fact that he was hired by former DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and enjoyed access to the digital records and emails of an alarming and still unspecified number of Democratic members of Congress No major media organizations are asking obvious questions about his role in the Trump investigation and his possible ties to the alleged hacking of Democratic National Committee...
  • In Texas, we are not blaming guns for the school shooting

    05/23/2018 8:44:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/23/2018 | Silvio Canto, Jr.
    Student shootings are horrible events, especially for those who remember dropping off children at schools that look very much like the one near Houston. Nevertheless, it's good to see that we are not blaming guns or letting left-wing groups use high school students to carry their message. The Los Angeles Times noticed the difference between South Florida and Houston in this report: There was no outcry against firearms in Santa Fe after a gunman killed 10 and wounded 13 others Friday. Guns didn't come up at a prayerful vigil attended by 1,000 people that evening. On Saturday, there were no...
  • Gun Control Group Virtue Signals With Full-Page Letter To Texas Gov. Greg Abbott

    05/23/2018 7:40:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/23/2018 | Beth Baumann
    A group of gun control advocating students took out a full-page ad in the Houston Chronicle, which was paid for by Everytown for Gun Safety, The Hill reported. The ad was a personal letter to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) detailing why the students demand stricter gun control laws.
  • Lupe Valdez becomes first gay Latina candidate to win ...nomination for Texas governor

    05/23/2018 7:38:24 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 53 replies
    Texas Trubune ^ | 05/22/2018 | by Patrick Svitek and Brandon Formby
    FULL TITLE: Lupe Valdez becomes first openly gay and first Latina candidate to win a major party nomination for Texas After a tight race throughout much of the evening Tuesday, Lupe Valdez pulled ahead late to comfortably defeat Andrew White in the Democratic runoff for governor, according to unofficial returns. Valdez goes into the November general election as the first openly lesbian and first Latina candidate to win a major party gubernatorial nomination in Texas. She told cheering supporters in Dallas that she's not deterred by conventional wisdom that she faces long odds against Gov. Greg Abbott, a well-funded incumbent....
  • Establishment Loses Big as Grassroots Candidates Surge in Texas, Georgia

    05/23/2018 5:21:15 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    brietbart ^ | 05/22/2018 | Matthew Boyle
    The establishment wing 0f the Republican Party was dealt another serious set of blows on Tuesday as candidates from the grassroots anti-establishment wing, especially in Texas but also in Georgia, emerged victorious in another set of key primary and runoff races. In the 21st congressional district of Texas in particular, the former chief of staff to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and an anti-establishment crusader Chip Roy cruised to victory over the Washington establishment-backed Matt McCall in the primary runoff. Roy is heavily favored to win in November, and is expected to quickly become a fighter against the establishment as soon...
  • Father of Accused Texas Shooter Believes Bullying Was Behind Rampage

    05/23/2018 3:58:05 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 57 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 22 May 2018 | Costas Paris
    The father of the 17-year-old charged with killing 10 people at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas, said Monday that his son was a “good boy” and had been “mistreated at school.” Antonios Pagourtzis said in a brief phone interview with The Wall Street Journal that his son Dimitrios was bullied and “I believe that’s what was behind” the shooting. Dimitrios Pagourtzis is being held without bond at the Galveston County Jail after he allegedly burst into an art classroom Friday morning at Santa Fe High School armed with a shotgun and pistol and opened fire, before surrendering to...
  • 'We just have to heal a different way': Santa Fe, Parkland diverge after school shootings

    05/22/2018 1:11:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | May 22, 2018 | by Suzanne Gamboa
    SANTA FE, Texas — Alex Carvey hugged her friends, shed tears over white crosses bearing her classmates’ names and stood in silence for a moment. Then she reflected on the cause of the violence that hit her hometown. “I don’t think guns are the problem — I think people are the problem,” Carvey, 16, a student at Santa Fe High School, said. “Even if we did more gun laws, people who are sick enough to do something like this are still going to figure out a way to do it. So it doesn’t matter.” Many of Carvey’s classmates — along...
  • 12-year-old boy with autism arrested for brandishing imaginary rifle at Texas school

    (KUTV) — A 12-year-old autistic boy was placed in a Juvenile Detention Center on Monday after brandishing an imaginary rifle at his art teacher, FOX 26 reports. The 5th grade teacher reportedly felt threatened by the child, identified as David Sims, who was arrested by a school police officer. "She (the officer) just put handcuffs on me and told me I need to go with her," Sims said. "They just said, 'We don't tolerate that. We take it as a threat,'" said Amy Sims, the boy's mother. "A threat? He didn't threaten anyone. He didn't do anything but play." Amy...
  • South Texas ICE detainee from Honduras passes away in local hospital

    05/21/2018 7:36:38 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 13 replies
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ^ | 5/21/2018 | U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
    HARLINGEN, Texas — A Honduran man in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) died Wednesday evening at Valley Baptist Medical Center (VBMC) in Harlingen, Texas. An autopsy is scheduled to determine his cause of death.Ronald Cruz, 39, from Honduras, entered ICE custody at the Port Isabel Detention Center (PIDC) in Los Fresnos, Texas, on May 14, 2018.  On May 16, ICE reported the death of Cruz at the Valley Baptist Medical Center (VBMC).  He was pronounced deceased by hospital medical staff at 6:49 p.m. (CDT).Medical staff identified the preliminary cause of death as cardiac arrest. Consistent with...
  • FBI Investigating Abortionist Who Delivers Babies Alive and Snips Their Necks

    05/21/2018 4:53:11 PM PDT · by blueyon · 29 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 5/21/18 | Cheryl Sullenger
    The U.S. Department of Justice has informed Operation Rescue in a letter dated May 11, 2018, that abortionist Douglas Karpen has finally been forwarded to the FBI Houston Field Office for “any action deemed necessary” related to crimes that include the murder of living babies after failed abortions. The case actually began in 2012, when four women who worked at Karpen’s Houston area abortion facilities contacted Operation Rescue with information that he was violating the law. Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Vice President of Operation Rescue, received photos of large babies that one Karpen employee had taken at his abortion facility with...
  • Teens stage ‘die-in' at Governor's Mansion

    05/21/2018 8:06:18 AM PDT · by bgill · 44 replies
    kxan ^ | May 10, 2018 | Jerry Becker
    Teenagers armed themselves with a megaphone and gathered outside the Governor’s Mansion in downtown Austin Sunday night to try and get attention for their cause. “Ted Cruz, Greg Abbott, Texas legislators -- for as long as this is happening, we will stand to make sure that common-sense gun laws are enacted,” yelled one of the speakers through the device... The students also staged a “die-in,” laying down on the ground for 23 minutes as if they were dead -- one minute for every school shooting since the start of the school year... These students also want to end the culture...
  • Protect Our Children and DEMAND Armed, Trained School Security

    05/21/2018 5:08:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 21, 2018 | Marina Medvin
    Santa Fe is the latest tragedy in a line of catastrophic school shootings. Our children are sitting ducks in their schools these days.Our children are everything to us. They are our future. Our happiness. Our light.Why is it that we do not protect our most precious humans like we protect our banks, or police stations, or courthouses? Why are Americans so lackadaisical when it comes to school security measures?The Problem:I attended a City Council meeting and observed PTA mothers ask City Council to NOT place any armed police officers in their kids’ school. They said they did not want anyone armed...
  • TX School Shooter’s Use of Low-Tech Weapons Frustrates Chris Cuomo

    05/21/2018 4:42:35 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 43 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Why couldn’t the Santa Fe, TX school shooter have used an AR-15? A large magazine? Or at least a bump stock? That would have made it easier to call for more gun control. That was the subtext of Chris Cuomo’s lament on CNN this morning. Cuomo said that the shooting, “doesn’t set up great for the gun debate.” Cuomo was presumably referring to the fact that the two weapons used by the shooter were a .38 revolver and a shotgun. Instead of being high-tech “assault weapons,” they are both based on 19th-century technology, dating back almost 200 years old in...
  • "Conservatives" losing it. Blaze cancelled.

    09/01/2016 8:09:19 AM PDT · by Leo Carpathian · 109 replies
    self | 9/1/2016 | self
    I have been regular, listening to Glenn Beck and Mark Levin in the past and enjoyed their musings, analysis, postings. Then they got behind Cruz they made me wonder. After Trump fought for and won the nomination, they went nuts. Successful businessman, family man, one seeing the derailment of Regan's GOP into RATs ditch became the enemy of these "big mouths". They disregarded the support of majority of disenchanted population, they "know better" - he is not "good enough conservative". I gather he is supposed to be as conservative as establishment republicans, who shafted recent Tea Party elected reps into...
  • LISTEN: Glenn Beck flips out on Ted Cruz over Trump endorsement

    09/27/2016 11:48:05 AM PDT · by Bubba Gump Shrimp · 28 replies
    Conservative Outfitters ^ | sep 26, 2016 | Conservative Outfitters
    Glenn Beck is officially done with Ted Cruz. After famously backing Cruz for President Glenn Beck is now disgusted with Cruz's recent flip flop endorsement of Donald Trump. Beck completely lost during the interview while grilling Cruz over his decision. Beck now says he should have backed Marco Rubio. Listen to the full interview below and let us know what you think.
  • VIDEO: Glenn Beck Unloads After Ted Cruz Tries To Justify Endorsing Trump (INSANE Rant Alert)

    09/26/2016 1:15:56 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 99 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 26, 2016 | RWW Blog
    VIDEO
  • Glenn Beck Sours on Cruz: I Should Have Backed Rubio

    09/26/2016 4:37:51 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 62 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 26 Sep 2016 | Rebecca Mansour
    In a long and often rambling discussion following a contentious interview on Monday with Senator Ted Cruz, radio host Glenn Beck criticized the Texas Senator’s justifications for finally endorsing Republican nominee Donald Trump. The radio talker even declared at one point that he should have backed Senator Marco Rubio for president, instead of throwing his full support to Cruz in the GOP primary. Beck grilled Cruz over his decision to back Trump after declining to do so on principle when he suspended his campaign and when he addressed the RNC convention in Cleveland. “This weekend, you wouldn’t answer the question...
  • Glenn Beck Turns on Ted Cruz, Says He Should Have Backed Marco Rubio Instead

    09/26/2016 10:52:07 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 104 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 26, 2016 | Alex Griswold
    After enthusiastically endorsing and campaigning for Ted Cruz in the 2016 Republican presidential primary, radio talk show host Glenn Beck admitted he made an error and said he should have supported Marco Rubio instead. Beck had just finished a contentious interview with Cruz, in which he quizzed the Texas Senator about supporting Donald Trump after making a public show of not endorsing him. “For the very first time I heard Ted Cruz calculate,” he said after the commercial break. “And when that happened, the whole thing fell apart for me,” he continued. “And it’s my fault. It’s my fault for...
  • Texas school shooter killed girl who turned down his advances and embarrassed him in class

    05/20/2018 8:35:42 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 76 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 05-19-2018 | Matt Pearce
    When the shooter left the room briefly, Abel and others left the closet and tried to barricade the door. But the shooter pushed it open, spotted a student he knew, and with anger said, "Surprise!" before shooting the student in the chest. "I'm still trying to process everything," Abel said in an interview. One of Pagourtzis' classmates who died in the attack, Shana Fisher, "had 4 months of problems from this boy," her mother, Sadie Rodriguez, wrote in a private message to the Los Angeles Times on Facebook. "He kept making advances on her and she repeatedly told him no."...