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  • Ted Cruz Favorability Rating Collapse Confirmed in National and Ohio Post-RNC Convention Polls

    07/26/2016 1:47:23 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 94 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/26/2016 | Kristinn Taylor
    Ted Cruz’s failure to endorse rival Donald Trump for president at last week’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio has apparently caused his favorability rating among GOP voters to collapse, according to a national survey and an Ohio poll. An NBC News/Survey Monkey nationwide poll released Tuesday and a PPP survey of Ohio Republicans released Monday confirms the shocking collapse in Cruz’ favorability rating among Republican voters following the convention seen in a CNN/ORC poll released Monday. CNN/ORC: “Cruz’s move, however, appears to have backfired. While 60% of Republican voters had a positive impression of the former presidential candidate before...
  • Humans in Texas 16,000 Years Ago (my title)

    07/26/2016 11:52:47 AM PDT · by wildbill · 41 replies
    Ancient Origins ^ | 7/21/3016 | Nadia Klimczak
    Archaeologists in Texas have found a set of 16,700-year-old tools which are among the oldest discovered in the West. Until now, it was believed that the culture that represented the continent’s first inhabitants was the Clovis culture. However, the discovery of the ancient tools now challenges that theory, providing evidence that human occupation precedes the arrival of the Clovis people by thousands of years.
  • Travis Co. Sergeant dies after Round Rock shooting (Texas officer killed; backyard)

    07/25/2016 8:48:02 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 13 replies
    kxan.com ^ | July 25 2016 | Claire Ricke
    Police are searching for two burglary suspects after Sgt. Craig “Hutch” Hutchinson was killed in a shooting at his house early Monday morning. The sergeant was shot at his home on Oak Meadow Drive in the Cimmaron neighborhood, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Sheriff Greg Hamilton said Hutchinson radioed the department around 1:22 a.m. when he saw suspects running around his backyard. By 1:32 a.m. when officers arrived at Hutchinson’s house he was found on the ground in the backyard near a creek. He was transported to a Round Rock Hospital where he was pronounced dead. “Our...
  • Nearly 1,800 More Votes Than Voters?

    07/24/2016 7:40:56 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 28 replies
    Texas Scorecard ^ | 7/23/2016 | Michael Quinn Sullivan
    A month after county officials were unable to answer questions raised about discrepancies in the March election results, a hushed meeting was held last week between a ballot machine vendor, county officials and representatives of the incumbent state representative… but did not include those who uncovered the problems. Texas Scorecard‘s Tony McDonald first reported on Thursday that county records indicate nearly 1,800 more votes were cast in Hill County than there were voters. The previously undisclosed meeting was revealed in a Saturday statement made by the Texas citizen who uncovered the problems, Aaron Harris of Direct Action Texas. In mid-June,...
  • HPD Officers Shoot Man Carrying Replica Gun in Montrose

    07/24/2016 7:21:22 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 10 replies
    ABC13.COM ^ | 24 JULY 2016 | KTRK.COM
    HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Police say a man was shot several times by two HPD Officers on Alabama near Montrose. He's in critical condition at Ben Taub Hospital after allegedly waving a gun around and not complying with their commands. The call came in to police from eyewitnesses reporting a man waving a gun in the air near the University of St. Thomas. Neighbor Jermaine Rogers said, "I was out by the pool and I heard five gunshots." Two Houston Police Officers shot a man described as a white male in his late 20s. HPD says the man never said anything,...
  • Ex-guard admits falsifying jail records before Sandra Bland's death, lawyer says

    07/23/2016 11:51:49 AM PDT · by Theoria · 59 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 22 July 2016 | Keri Blackinger
    A former Texas jail guard recently admitted to falsifying log entries to show he checked on Sandra Bland an hour before her death when in fact he didn't, according to a lawyer for Bland's family. But Waller County officials say that's not what jailer Rafael Zuniga's testimony said at all. "Numerous depositions have been taken in the case involving dozens of hours of testimony," lawyer Larry Simmons said, according to the Houston Chronicle. "It is a gross miscarriage of justice and a misrepresentation for any party to cherry-pick or mischaracterize a small portion of that testimony, and take it out...
  • Donald Trump 'Will Not Accept' If Ted Cruz Endorses Him

    07/22/2016 8:20:47 AM PDT · by maggief · 203 replies
    abc News ^ | VERONICA STRACQUALRUS
    Thanking his volunteers in Cleveland a day after the Republican National Convention wrapped, GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump today slammed Ted Cruz's Wednesday night speech and said he “will not accept” if the Texas senator ever decides to endorse him. "He'll come and endorse over the next little while. It's because he has no choice," Trump said. "But I don't want his endorsement. What difference does it make?" "Ted, just stay home, relax, enjoy yourself," Trump.
  • Appeals Court Rules Against Voter ID Law (2 years ago same court ruled for it)

    07/22/2016 6:41:25 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 10 replies
    Patriot News Daily ^ | 7/20/2016 | Staff
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit struck down voter ID requirements currently being challenged in Texas in a ruling Wednesday. In a 9-6 decision, the court ruled that the law had a discriminatory effect on minorities, a decision that will likely put this issue before the Supreme Court in the 2017 term. This makes the third straight court to rule against the Texas law; a Supreme Court decision in this case could have a national impact when it comes to requiring voters to show ID. According to the law’s detractors, the Texas requirements would have stopped...
  • Ted Cruz and the Trump Takeover

    07/22/2016 6:12:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2016 | Pat Buchanan
    The self-righteousness and smugness of Ted Cruz in refusing to endorse Donald Trump, then walking off stage in Cleveland, smirking amidst the boos, takes the mind back in time. At the Cow Palace in San Francisco in July of 1964, Gov. Nelson Rockefeller, having been defeated by Barry Goldwater, took the podium to introduce a platform plank denouncing "extremism." Implication: Goldwater's campaign is saturated with extremists. Purpose: Advertise Rocky's superior morality. Smug and self-righteous, Rocky brayed at the curses and insults, "It's a free country, ladies and gentlemen." Rocky was finished. He would never win the nomination. Richard Nixon took...
  • Ted Cruz Is Readying for 2020

    07/21/2016 7:18:25 AM PDT · by detective · 103 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Jul 6, 2016 | Nora Kelly
    Ted Cruz’s 2016 presidential campaign ended just two months ago. But his campaign for next cycle is already getting started. According to a report Wednesday in National Review, the Texas senator is making big changes inside and outside of his Senate office to ready his political operation for a 2020 run. Cruz has been “conspicuously silent” recently, the report notes, but behind the scenes has “supervis[ed] the vast expansion of his electoral enterprise, integrating the operations of his campaign team,” and has instituted staffing changes to reflect his long-term goals. Among them is Cruz’s decision to bring on a longtime...
  • Roger Stone: Ted Cruz 'is a dumb son of a bitch'

    07/20/2016 9:36:29 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 202 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 20, 2016 | Peter Schroeder
    "By Ted Cruz not supporting the nominee, he's exempted himself from real conservatives," he said. "No voter gives a crap about what Ted Cruz does. The only person this hurts is Ted Cruz..." "Ted Cruz thinks he's Ronald Reagan. The problem is he's not anything near Reagan in terms of being an inspiring, likable figure," Stone said. "He's a dumb son of a bitch who thinks he's smarter than everybody else." "He's a despicable human being," he added
  • Ted Cruz Live On CNN Right Now Addressing Texas Delegates

    07/21/2016 6:01:39 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 507 replies
    July 21, 2016
    Ted is attempting to defend himself to mixed applause.
  • A Deeper Look into Ted Cruz’s RNC Convention Speech

    07/21/2016 4:03:01 AM PDT · by detective · 92 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | July 21, 2016 | Sundance
    Before Ted Cruz walked onto the convention stage in Cleveland, Donald Trump had a very good idea what was about to happen. Without pre-planning, or staged set-ups, Trump knew what to expect because Donald Trump has an exceptional political sense; he knows how to read his adversaries. Throughout his life, Ted Cruz has exhibited a character of division; entirely tone-deaf to the people he encounters and leaves in his wake. Those who knew Cruz in grade school and college have talked about how Cruz’s abrasive personality made him a lonely person despite his intellect. Toxic abrasiveness is the same reason...
  • FLASHBACK: Ted Cruz PROMISES to Endorse Donald Trump on National TV (VIDEO)

    07/21/2016 5:11:35 AM PDT · by maggief · 61 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | July 21, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    On March 3, 2016 Senator Ted Cruz told the FOX News debate audience he would support Donald Trump if he was the Republican nominee. Bret Baier: Senator Cruz will you support Donald Trump if he is the nominee? Senator Ted Cruz: Yes, because I gave my word I would. And what I have endeavored to do every day in the senate is do what I said I would do.
  • Texas GOP delegates sport $30K worth of donated cowboy hats, Lone Star flag shirts

    07/20/2016 9:54:54 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies
    dallasnews.com ^ | 20 July 2016 | Robert T. Garrett
    CLEVELAND — Boy howdy! Every four years, Texans stand out at the Republican National Convention. On opening and closing nights, delegation members get gussied up in cowboy hats and Texas flag shirts. When 310 delegates and alternates march through a city's streets wearing the same duds, people notice. Once the Texans reach the convention hall, so do TV news producers. "I was watching CSPAN the other night, and 25 percent of the crowd shots were cowboy hats," GOP consultant Dave Carney said, referring to the state delegation.
  • Heidi Cruz Rushed Out By Security After Crowd Turns On Ted Cruz

    07/20/2016 7:42:13 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 247 replies
    mashable.com ^ | July 21, 2016
    Heidi Cruz, wife of Texas Senator Ted Cruz, was reportedly rushed out of the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night after the crowd turned on her husband at the end of his speech. Boos rained down on Ted Cruz as he issued a speech calling for people to vote on their "conscience" and declining to officially endorse Donald Trump, despite loud calls for him to do so from the crowd. With her is Ken Cuccinelli, the former attorney general of Virginia, who has also been firmly anti-Trump. Cuccinelli reportedly confirmed to journalists that he helped Heidi Cruz leave the scene...
  • Oil producers want U.S. to restrict imports

    07/20/2016 5:37:43 PM PDT · by brownwill6767 · 24 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 7/6/16 | Kevin Robinson-Avilla
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico and West Texas oil producers are gearing up for a national effort to draw all major U.S. oil basins into a grassroots movement to restrict crude imports from overseas. Leaders of the Panhandle Import Reduction Initiative, which launched in April in the Permian Basin, are seeking public meetings and rallies in other oil-producing zones to convert what’s now a regional initiative into a national movement, said Daniel Fine, associate director of the New Mexico Center for Energy Policy, who is working with local producers.
  • Cruz supporters boo Trump's name

    07/20/2016 2:52:43 PM PDT · by maggief · 102 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 20, 2016 | Ben Kamisar
    CLEVELAND — Hours before he was scheduled to speak at the Republican National Convention, former presidential candidate Ted Cruz drew loud boos from his supporters at the mere mention of the GOP's nominee, Donald Trump. Cruz, who has not endorsed Trump despite accepting a speaking slot for the convention's Wednesday night session, chuckled and let the boos continue during a thank-you event for his delegates and supporters in Cleveland. While the crowd at the lakeside bar made their feelings clear about Trump, Cruz didn't offer any signal as to what he would say in his convention speech or whether he...
  • Federal appeals court orders changes to Texas voter ID law

    07/20/2016 12:48:16 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 67 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 7/2/16 | AP
    AUSTIN, Texas – A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that Texas' strict voter ID law violates the Voting Rights Act and ordered changes before the November election. ADVERTISEMENT The ruling from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals instructs a lower court to make changes that fix the "discriminatory effect" of the 2011 law, but to do so in a way that disrupts this year's election season as little as possible. President Barack Obama's administration took the unusual step of deploying the weight of the U.S. Justice Department into the case when it challenged the law, which requires Texas residents...
  • Appeals court strikes down Texas voter ID law

    07/20/2016 12:44:44 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 28 replies
    Texas’s voter ID law violates federal laws prohibiting electoral discrimination, an appeals court ruled Wednesday. The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the 2011 state law, widely viewed as the one of the nation’s strictest such requirements, ruling that it violates section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. "The record shows that drafters and proponents of SB 14 were aware of the likely disproportionate effect of the law on minorities, and that they nonetheless passed the bill without adopting a number of proposed ameliorative measures that might have lessened this impact," Judge Catharina Haynes wrote in the ruling.
  • Exclusive: Trump could seek new law to purge government of Obama appointeesTrump Could Seek New Law

    07/19/2016 7:08:40 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 58 replies
    reuters.com ^ | July 19, 2016
    If he wins the presidency, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump would seek to purge the federal government of officials appointed by Democratic President Barack Obama and could ask Congress to pass legislation making it easier to fire public workers, Trump ally, Chris Christie, said on Tuesday. Christie, who is governor of New Jersey and leads Trump's White House transition team, said the campaign was drawing up a list of federal government employees to fire if Trump defeats Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the Nov. 8 presidential election. ... Trump's transition advisers fear that Obama may convert these appointees to civil...
  • Rick Perry Interested in a Role in a Donald Trump Administration

    07/18/2016 5:02:11 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 66 replies
    HOUSTON ABC 13 ^ | 18 JULY 2016 | TOM ABRAHAMS
    CLEVELAND, OH (KTRK) -- Former Texas governor and two-time Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry says he's interested in a role in a Donald Trump administration. Speaking to reporters after addressing the Texas delegation on the first day of the party's national convention in Cleveland, Ohio, Perry said he'd reached out to the Trump campaign and expressed his interest in working with veterans issues. Perry was flanked by military veterans when he announced his own 2016 campaign in North Texas more than a year ago. He is an Air Force veteran himself. Perry also talked about having been a candidate, then...
  • Texas Makes Huge Move Against Black Lives Matter

    07/19/2016 9:26:26 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 30 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | July 18, 2016 | Kim Smith
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and the Lone Star State lawmakers are cracking down after recent recent attacks carried out against police officers. Abbott on Monday announced the Police Protection Act, which
 aims to strengthen penalties for crimes committed against police officers. “At a time when law enforcement officers increasingly come under assault simply because of the job they hold, Texas must send a resolute message that the state will stand by the men and women who serve and protect our communities,” Abbott said in a news release, according to KTBC.
  • Ex-Cardinals Scouting Director Chris Correa Sentenced To 46 Months In Prison For Astros’ Data Breach

    07/18/2016 6:05:31 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 11 replies
    MLB Trade Rumors ^ | July 18, 2016 | Steve Adams
    The New York Times reported last summer that the Cardinals were the subject of a federal investigation in connection with multiple illegal breaches of the Astros’ proprietary computer network, Ground Control. Correa was ultimately fired by the Cardinals in July and was later charged. At the time of his plea, Correa claimed that his to access Ground Control was due to concern that former Cardinals scouting director Jeff Luhnow had taken proprietary information with him upon being hired by the Astros as general manager. Per Barron, the court denied a request that would’ve allowed Correa to subpoena documents from the...
  • Man shot as police serve warrant in Waco (Texas)

    07/18/2016 7:56:03 AM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 25 replies
    Waco Tribune ^ | July 12, 2016 | KRISTIN HOPPA
    A 32-year-old man was shot at least twice by Waco police officers Tuesday after he ran from a U.S. Marshals task force and displayed a handgun, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said. Jonathan Tucker Gober ran from officers serving a warrant for a felony parole violation about 4:30 p.m., and the pursuit ended with the shooting behind a house near the intersection of 30th Street and Lyle Avenue on Tuesday afternoon. “The officers were attempting to arrest that individual on a felony parole violation for a felony counterfeiting charge, and while doing so, that male produced a cocked handgun...
  • Head of Cleveland Police Union on Baton Rouge: Obama Has ‘Blood on His Hands’

    07/17/2016 6:20:01 PM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 17th, 2016 | Josh Feldman |
    The head of a Cleveland police union reacted to the shooting of multiple officers in Baton Rouge by going off on resident Obama and a media culture that helps boost anti-cop narratives. Detective Steve Loomis ... said that Obama has “validated the false narrative and the nonsense that Black Lives Matter and the media are pressing out there,” and he said the president has “blood on his hands” that he won’t be able to wash off.
  • Obama urges Americans to tamp down inflammatory rhetoric

    07/17/2016 3:37:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 125 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 17, 2016 6:21 PM EDT | Kevin Freking
    Confronting another killing of police officers, President Barack Obama on Sunday urged Americans to tamp down inflammatory words and actions as a violent summer collides with the nation’s heated presidential campaign. Obama said the motive behind Sunday’s killing of three officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was still unknown. It was the latest in a string of deadly incidents involving law enforcement, including the police shooting of a black man in Baton Rouge and the killing of five officers in Dallas. “We as a nation have to be loud and clear that nothing justifies attacks on law enforcement,” Obama said in...
  • Ted Cruz, Paul Ryan to address Texas delegation in Cleveland

    07/16/2016 1:18:55 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 75 replies
    The Texas Tribune via KGBT TV ^ | July 16, 2016 | The Texas Tribune
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan are among those speaking to the Texas delegation next week at the Republican National Convention, according to a tentative schedule obtained by The Texas Tribune... Cruz's speech could be his only public remarks in Cleveland beside his address Wednesday night to all of the convention's delegates... A spokeswoman said Cruz will not be at the convention Thursday night, meaning he is likely to miss the speech in which his former rival, Donald Trump, accepts the Republican nomination...
  • What Is DHS Hiding from the Public About the Dallas Shooter?

    07/16/2016 7:57:40 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 31 replies
    Daily Sheeple ^ | 7/14/2016 | Staff
    Of all people, it was Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson who first announced and confirmed to the public that there was only one shooter in Dallas (after news reports varied from two shooters to four and repeatedly described triangulated gunfire). Then there’s the “misreporting” (above) on exactly how the suspected shooter died… But here’s a question: why was DHS so involved in the first place? Via Daily Caller: Officials at the Cause of Action Institute, a nonprofit government oversight group, are seeking documents they believe may show the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is withholding vital information about the Dallas...
  • Dr. Sebastian Gorka on Jihad: ‘The Front Line Is When You Leave Your House in the Morning’

    07/16/2016 9:38:08 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 16 Jul 2016 | John Hayward
    Dr. Sebastian Gorka .. about the massacre in Nice, and the role terrorism plays in the Islamist drive for global supremacy... Islamists have been telegraphing mass-casualty attacks using vehicles as weapons for a very long time ... if people in the West would ever “wake up” to the ISIS caliphate’s determination to impose Islamic law on the entire world... Fox viewers understand it. The military that I have the honor of working with, and the FBI agents that I work with, they get it. That’s not the problem,” said Gorka. “The problem is the decision-makers, the people sitting in the...
  • Texas Gov. Abbott Released from Hospital After Burn Treatment

    07/15/2016 5:04:23 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 12 replies
    ABC 13 HOUSTON ^ | 15 JULY 2016 | AP
    AUSTIN, TX -- Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has been released after four nights in the hospital for treatment of severe burns he suffered while vacationing last week. Spokesman Matt Hirsch said Abbott left San Antonio's Brooke Army Medical Center on Friday and is returning to the governor's mansion in Austin. Abbott, a paraplegic who uses a wheelchair, sustained extensive second- and third-degree burns on his lower legs and feet after being scalded July 7 while in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. His office won't say exactly how he was burned.
  • The Senate’s final act before recess? More immigration from the Middle East!

    07/15/2016 2:21:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    conservative review ^ | July 14, 2016 | Daniel Horowitz
    our political class is still violating our sovereignty and security with endless migrants from the Middle East. We have so many emergencies within our national security apparatus and military that can and should be addressed within the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), yet the GOP-Senate chose to focus on more immigration as their final act before recess. The Senate passed the Shaheen, D-N.H. (F, 2%) motion to instruct the conference committee negotiating the House-Senate differences in the NDAA to authorize a potentially unlimited amount Special Immigrant Visas (SIV) for Afghanis. Only 12 Republicans opposed the motion, which is non-binding, but...
  • Obama Scolds TX Lt. Gov. for Saying Cops Don’t ‘Know in Their Hearts’ He’s On Their Side

    07/15/2016 12:46:45 PM PDT · by detective · 43 replies
    At tonight’s ABC town hall on race and gun violence, the lieutenant governor of Texas confronted President Obama over his reactions to shootings like in Dallas. Dan Patrick––no fan of Obama’s––said after Dallas that hatred against officers and anti-police rhetoric on social media fuels so much rage and hate. Patrick told Obama that cops across the nation do not feel in their hearts that their president is on their side and doing everything he can to protect them. He suggested to the president that he should “consider being careful when there is an incident of not being too quick to...
  • Ebony Editor Not 'Comfortable' With Calling Dallas Cop Massacre a Hate Crime

    07/15/2016 8:35:21 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 37 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | July 14, 2016 | Tom Blumer
    At her personal web site's home page, Ebony Magazine Senior Editor Jamilah Lemieux says she is "One of those pesky Black feminists who challenges the status quo, while remaining fresh and fab at all times." "Fresh and fab" would hardly describe Ms. Lemieux's Wednesday appearance on CNN Newsroom, where she took issue with, per the White House, President Barack Obama's characterization of the murders of five Dallas law enforcement officers as "hate crimes." You see, that's not her "most comfortable word choice," because it involved white cops. As will be seen in the latter portion of the video (HT Zero...
  • Reports: Texas father, son among victims in France truck attack

    07/15/2016 5:28:02 AM PDT · by detective · 42 replies
    MSN News ^ | July 15, 2016 | Dana Thompson
    A 51-year-old Texas man and his 11-year-old son were among the more than 80 people killed when a truck plowed into a crowd in Nice, France, on Thursday, according to a report and posts on social media. Several other people were injured in what is suspected to be a terror attack. London's Daily Mail identified the two as Sean Copeland, 51, and his young son Brodie. The two were reportedly vacationing in the French Riviera. Loved ones confirmed the deaths online. It was unclear early Friday whether other Americans lost their lives in the truck crash.
  • Dignity for the 'Fetus' in Texas

    07/15/2016 4:20:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 15, 2016 | Brent Bozell
    In the wake of the Dallas police murders, Hollywood liberals such as Lena Dunham have chosen to target ... action movie posters. On social media, Dunham boosted a crusade to remove the gun from Matt Damon's hand in New York subway ads for the latest "Bourne Identity" movie. Since the left insists on diverting attention from the coldblooded murder of Dallas policemen, let's turn instead to this other piece of Texas news that will put gun-hating, Planned Parenthood-boosting feminists like Dunham in the proper perspective. Bobby Ross Jr. at the blog Get Religion recently noted an article in the Houston...
  • Texas Most Wanted List Falsely Lists All Suspects As White

    07/15/2016 4:00:37 AM PDT · by blueyon · 35 replies
    DML DennisMichaelLynch ^ | 7/14/17 | Team DML
    All of the fugitives featured on the Texas Most Wanted list are categorized as “White,” but based on names, mugshots and gang affiliations, anyone can clearly see that all but one are actually Hispanic. The Bureau of Justice does not use the same criteria to categorize perpetrators as they do victims, when listing race and ethnicity. Perpetrators are listed in four racial categories: black, white, Asian and Native American. Hispanics are thrown into the “white” category.
  • Decision to Blow up US Citizen With Robot Was Improvised in Less Than 20 Minutes

    07/13/2016 9:49:10 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 131 replies
    A hotly-contested decision by law enforcement to use a drone robot to blow up a U.S. citizen, who allegedly carried out the murders of five police officers in Dallas, just got exponentially more controversial—because, according to Dallas Police Chief David Brown, the “whole idea was improvised in about 15 to 20 minutes.” Already igniting fury around the country for neglecting any semblance of due process, the use of the “Remotec model F-5” to deliver a pound of C-4 explosive to decimate suspected shooter Micah Xavier Johnson as he targeted police in a sniper-style attack, has been revealed by the police...
  • Judicial Watch Client Wesley Dutton Brings Lawsuit against Federal Agents in El Paso for...

    07/14/2016 8:51:17 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 14, 2016
    Full title: Judicial Watch Client Wesley Dutton Brings Lawsuit against Federal Agents in El Paso for Violation of Constitutional Rights Bivens Action Seeks Justice for Unlawful Detention, Interrogation (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today it filed a lawsuit, William Wesley Dutton v. Michael Cordero, Eric Benn and Jane Doe No.1 (Case 2:16-cv-00517-CG-GJF), in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico. The lawsuit seeks declaratory and injunctive relief, damages, attorney fees and costs, and other relief. Defendant Cordero is a Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Defendant Benn is a Special Agent of the...
  • Texas battalion chief stabbed in neck by Walmart worker

    A Wal-Mart worker attacked two shoppers with a knife Wednesday, according to police. The stabbing happened late Wednesday afternoon in the 700 block of West Princeton — WFAA indentified one of the victims as an off-duty fire battalion chief. Sources said the victims appeared to have been selected at random, witnesses told the KTVT they saw the armed suspect walk up from behind and slit the firefighter’s neck. Princeton Police Chief James Waters says Nicolas Martinez, 20, was arrested and charged with two counts of assault withe a deadly weapon for an attack just after 4 p.m. Wednesday. It had...
  • Latin American woman gives birth to baby with Zika-caused microcephaly in Texas becoming [tr]

    07/14/2016 6:10:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 13, 2016 | Chris Pleasance
    A Latin American woman has given birth to a child with Zika-caused microcephaly in Texas, health officials have said. The child was born in Harris County, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services, to a mother who had traveled to America from across the southern border. The woman, who has not been identified, was infected overseas but neither she nor her child are believed to be infectious and officials say there is no risk to the public.
  • Speakers at Donald Trump’s Convention: Tim Tebow, Peter Thiel, But No Sarah Palin?

    07/14/2016 12:23:43 AM PDT · by iowamark · 126 replies
    New York Times ^ | JULY 13, 2016 | JEREMY W. PETERS
    CLEVELAND — A night highlighting the tragedy in Benghazi, Libya. An appearance by onetime football star Tim Tebow. A presentation detailing former President Bill Clinton’s sexual misconduct. Donald J. Trump, the presumptive nominee, has been promising a different kind of Republican National Convention, and plans obtained by The New York Times show that he is eager to put his showbiz stamp on the party’s gathering, even as he struggles to attract A-list talent. The roster of speakers obtained by The Times, and confirmed by two people with direct knowledge of the convention planning, reveals a lineup lacking many of the...
  • GOP Platform Committee Calls for Defunding of Planned Parenthood

    07/13/2016 10:31:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 13, 2016 | 9:57 AM EDT | Barbara Hollingsworth
    The Republican Party’s Platform Committee adopted a draft document Tuesday that not only recognizes the unborn child’s “fundamental right to life,” but also calls for defunding Planned Parenthood and states that the GOP will “not fund or subsidize health care which includes abortion coverage.” The draft platform still has to be adopted by the full GOP Convention, which will be held in Cleveland next week. The Platform Committee, which was chaired by Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) — who has a 100 percent pro-life voting record, according to the National Right to Life Committee — and dominated by social conservatives, adopted...
  • What Newt Gingrich Really Thinks of Donald Trump

    Newt Gingrich, a leading candidate to be Donald Trump’s running mate, told Republicans at a closed-door meeting earlier this year that Trump is not a conservative, speaks to voters “at the lowest level of any candidate in either party,” and could lose in a landslide if he didn’t significantly change his approach to campaigning. Gingrich suggested Trump’s move from campaigning to governing would be challenging: “How we make the transition from, you know, language for fourth graders to real policy, I don’t know.” His comments came in a February speech in Washington to the Republican State Leadership Committee, months before...
  • 10 Top Republicans Sitting Out the RNC Convention

    07/13/2016 9:02:03 PM PDT · by detective · 80 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Jul 2016 | Michelle Moons
    Trump-resistant and election battling Republicans including two former Presidents, two former Republican nominees, and several former 2016 presidential hopefuls are offering up excuses for why they will not attend the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next week, notably among them a break with a history of former Presidents attending their party’s convention. Here are ten of the most prominent Republicans who say they’ll skip out on the convention and a few more who will or maybe won’t.
  • He Rented Out His Condo After Losing His Job. Now Austin Wants to Ban That

    07/13/2016 7:49:38 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 16 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 12, 2016 | Melissa Quinn
    But after losing his job, he wondered if they were going to be able to afford their condo. So he started looking into using his house as a short-term rental. Zaatari applied for a Type 2 license, which is for residential rentals the owner doesn’t claim as his or her main dwelling, or homestead, according to city regulations. In November 2015, the Austin City Council placed a temporary moratorium on new licenses for Type 2 short-term rentals. In February, the City Council voted 9-2 to amend the law and implement new regulations for those rentals, including a ban on them...
  • After Dallas, Texas senators launch bid to punish those who target cops

    07/13/2016 7:41:05 PM PDT · by Theoria · 16 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 13 July 2016 | Karoun Demirjian
    Three Republican senators have filed a bill to ratchet up penalties against anyone who intentionally targets the police, a response to the deadly shooting that left five officers dead in Dallas last week. Sens. John Cornyn (R-Tex.), Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) filed a bill Wednesday to make attempting or conspiring to kill a law enforcement officer or judge a federal crime punishable by up to 30 years in jail, with lesser penalties for assaulting such officials or trying to flee prosecution by crossing state lines. In states that have capital punishment, a murder of a police officer...
  • Man who tried to rob Waffle House with an AK-47 is shot by customer (Texas)

    07/13/2016 12:02:04 PM PDT · by SSS Two · 94 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 13, 2016 | Will Axford
    <p>A man with an AK-47 who robbed customers at a Waffle House in Texas is on life support after being shot by a customer with a licensed handgun.</p> <p>According to the DeSoto Police Department, Antione Cooper, 26, entered the restaurant in the 1500 block of North Beckley Avenue at 2:30 a.m. Thursday. Patrons at the Waffle House told police Cooper robbed several customers before leaving the restaurant and entering the parking lot.</p>
  • 7 Disgusting Things Obama Said While Hijacking Memorial For Slain Dallas Police

    07/13/2016 7:42:50 AM PDT · by Nachum · 66 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | 7/13/16 | Ben Shapiro
    On Tuesday, President Obama descended on Dallas to hijack the memorial service for five slain police officers. He’d planned to do this for days – his White House stated in advance that Obama would get political. But for the first few minutes of Obama’s address, it appeared that he might take stock of the moment and hold himself back. Then it all collapsed. Here are the seven worst moments of his latest opportunistic, highly political, egregiously inappropriate address: 1. Equating The Murders of The Dallas Police Officers With The Killings of Alton Sterling And Philando Castile. This is a trap...
  • Obama Uses Dallas Memorial for Slain Policemen to Claim Persistent Racism in U.S.

    07/13/2016 4:16:33 AM PDT · by detective · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Jul 2016 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama converted the commemoration of five Dallas police officers killed by a cop-hating African-American into an extended speech in support of the radical Black Lives Matter movement. “If we are to sustain the unity we need to get through these difficulties, if we are to honor these five outstanding officers who we have lost, then we will need to act on the truths that we know … America, we know that bias remains,” he said at the Dallas event, without criticizing or demanding anything of his supporters living in violent, undereducated, poor African-American communities. Throughout his speech, Obama...