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  • Video of Arizona deputy restraining teen amputee spurs probe

    11/16/2019 8:24:24 PM PST · by Forgotten Amendments · 11 replies ^ | November 15, 2019 | Associated Press
    “He does not have the ability to fight back in a way like a normal person would,” Jurgena said. The video later shows another teenage boy being handcuffed. Jurgena said that boy, 16, was the one initially filming. Deputies caused him to hit his head on a wall and then put him in a patrol vehicle, according to Jurgena. But he was then released.
  • 2019 Bridge Inventory: States struggle to keep up with deteriorating bridges

    11/16/2019 6:49:01 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    Equipment World's Better Roads ^ | November 11, 2019 | Don McLoud
    With few exceptions, states are losing the battle with aging bridges in need of repair or replacement. Even states with low percentages of bridges rated poor are finding it difficult to keep up with bridge and road systems that in many cases are 50 years old or older. Utah, which ranks fourth for the lowest percentage of poor bridges, programs a bridge for repair or replacement in the year after it drops to a poor rating, completing the project within four or five years. The Utah Department of Transportation notes, though, that the number of bridges falling from good to...
  • Welcome to Molar City, Mexico, The Dental Mecca America’s Health Care Costs Built

    11/15/2019 7:22:48 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | November 14, 2019 | Jeffrey Yound, Huffington Post
    LOS ALGODONES, Mexico ― The billboards that line the stretch of California’s Interstate 8 headed toward Los Algodones make it clear travelers are not on their way to a typical tourism destination. The signs that beckon Americans as they head west toward Andrade, California’s narrow border crossing, aren’t for resorts or beaches but for dental clinics offering bridges and root canals at half what they cost in the United States. Dental care has become big business here over the last two decades, so much so that American visitors have taken to calling it “Molar City.” An estimated 600 dentists operate...
  • Elizabeth Warren Vows to Expand Health Coverage in First 100 Days (delay Medicare For All 3 years)

    11/15/2019 2:22:46 PM PST · by karpov · 23 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 15, 2019 | Abby Goodnough, Thomas Kaplan and Margot Sanger-Katz
    WASHINGTON — Senator Elizabeth Warren vowed on Friday to pass major health care legislation in her first 100 days as president, unveiling a new, detailed plan to significantly expand public health insurance coverage as a first step, and promising to pass a “Medicare for all” system by the end of her third year in office that would cover all Americans. The initial bill she would seek to pass if elected would be a step short of the broader Medicare for all plan she has championed. But it would substantially expand the reach and generosity of public health insurance, creating a...
  • AOC, Sanders hatch $180 billion plan to guarantee housing for everyone (one mansion limit)

    11/15/2019 2:11:03 PM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/14/19 | David Sherfinski
    Sen. Bernard Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday are introducing legislation that calls for a guaranteed right to housing and would put up to $180 billion over 10 years toward retrofitting and cutting carbon emissions in federal public housing. The legislation would amend federal law to say it’s the policy of the U.S. to use federal funds and the credit of the country “to guarantee the right to housing for every individual” - an expansive view of government reach reflected in their “Green New Deal” to combat climate change. The bill provides money for solar panels and renewable energy...
  • Supreme Court Appears Likely to Approve Trump's Effort to Rescind DACA

    11/14/2019 10:04:34 PM PST · by MaxistheBest · 50 replies
    the Federalist Papers ^ | 11/12/2019 | the Federalist Papers
    Conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared sympathetic to President Donald Trump’s effort to rescind a program that protects from deportation hundreds of thousands of immigrants who entered the United States illegally as children – dubbed “Dreamers” – part of his tough immigration policies. Several of the five conservative justices appeared skeptical that courts can even review the Republican president’s 2017 plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which had been implemented in 2012 by his Democratic predecessor Barack Obama. Even if the court finds that it can be reviewed, conservative justices indicated they think...
  • Yale shocker: 29.5 million illegal immigrants, 3X higher than Census number

    11/15/2019 12:08:11 AM PST · by Windflier · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 23, 2018 | Paul Bedard
    The illegal immigrant population is as high as 29.5 million, far more than the 11 million accepted by experts and the government, according to an explosive new report from three Yale University experts. “Our results lead us to the conclusion that the widely accepted estimate of 11.3 million undocumented immigrants in the United States is too small. Our model estimates indicate that the true number is likely to be larger, with an estimated 95 percent probability interval ranging from 16.2 to 29.5 million undocumented immigrants,” said their report published by PLOS One, an academic journal. The authors from Yale School...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Plans Bill to Boost Top Individual Tax Rate to 59%

    11/15/2019 11:29:26 AM PST · by karpov · 81 replies
    Bloomberg ^ | November 15, 2019, 10:52 AM EST | Laura Davison
    No excerpt from Bloomberg allowed, story here. She wants a 59% top income tax rate and to tax unrealized capital gains yearly, including real estate and business holdings.
  • Supreme Court appears inclined to let Trump end DACA Program

    11/12/2019 10:33:27 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 133 replies
    NBC News ^ | Nov 12, 2019 | Pete Williams
    WASHINGTON — A bare majority of the U.S. Supreme Court appeared likely Tuesday to let the Trump administration follow through on its plan to shut down DACA, the federal program that has allowed nearly 800,000 young people, known as dreamers, to avoid deportation and remain in the U.S. With hundreds of DACA supporters rallying outside — so many that police shut down the street in front of the Supreme Court — the justices heard nearly an hour and a half of oral arguments. Based on their questions, it appeared that the court's five conservatives were inclined to rule that the...
  • Mexico makes arrests in massacre of American women, children: minister

    11/11/2019 7:03:39 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 9 replies
    AP ^ | 11 11 2019 | Staff
    Mexico has made an unspecified number of arrests over last week’s massacre of three women and six children of dual U.S-Mexican nationality in the north of the country, Security Minister Alfonso Durazo said on Monday. “There have been arrests, but it’s not up to us to give information,” Durazo told reporters in Mexico City. The women and children from families of U.S. Mormon origin who settled in Mexico decades ago were killed last Monday on a remote dirt road in the state of Sonora by suspected drug cartel gunmen, sparking outrage and condemnation in the United States. Durazo said that...
  • John McCain: Trump Must Be Prepared to Act

    08/08/2017 4:44:50 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 94 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 8 Aug 2017 | Todd Beamon
    Sen. John McCain cautioned Tuesday that President Donald Trump should not threaten North Korea if he was not prepared to act. "I take exception to the president's comments, because you got to be sure you can do what you say you're going to do," the Arizona Republican told "The Mac & Gaydos Show" on KTAR-FM in Phoenix. President Trump told reporters in New Jersey that further threats from Pyongyang would be "met with fire and fury like the world has never seen." "North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States," Trump said. "They will be met...
  • Arizona Teen Allegedly Smuggled .50 Caliber Rifle, Ammo into Mexico

    11/09/2019 11:02:35 AM PST · by chief lee runamok · 24 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/09/2019 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    Authorities in Mexico arrested and formally charged a 14-year-old teenager who allegedly attempted to smuggle a .50 caliber rifle, other weapons, and ammunition from Arizona into Mexico. The teenager is facing federal charges in a juvenile court in Mexico.
  • Tucson, Arizona voters overwhelmingly reject sanctuary city measure

    11/06/2019 8:02:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11/06/2019
    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Voters in one of Arizona’s most liberal cities rejected an initiative Tuesday that would have made Tucson the state’s only sanctuary city amid concerns that it went too far in restricting police officers. The measure drew fierce opposition from the mayor and city council, all of them Democrats, who said the initiative risked public safety and millions of dollars the city gets from the state and federal governments. The measure was pushed by activists who wanted to give a voice to Tucson’s Latino community. They said it would have sent the message that immigrants are safe...
  • Voters in US states decide on sanctuary city, Airbnb rentals

    11/05/2019 9:21:14 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 6 replies
    Kwwl ^ | Nov 5, 2019 | AP
    <p>Voters in some states are deciding whether to roll back conservative policies adopted in earlier eras. Ballot measures in Tucson, Arizona and the states of Colorado and Washington gave voters another say on hot-button social issues: immigration, gambling, taxes and affirmative action.</p>
  • Tucson voters soundly reject 'sanctuary city' initiative

    11/05/2019 7:19:52 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 49 replies
    KGUN ^ | November 5, 2019 | Sam Radwany
    TUCSON, Ariz. — Tucson will not become Arizona's first sanctuary city after voters rejected Prop 205 Tuesday night. The ballot measure was soundly rejected by 71.4 percent of voters in Tucson, according to unofficial election results released by the city, with all precincts reporting. Some remaining ballots will be counted in the coming days.
  • Tucson to Decide Whether to Be Arizona's Only Sanctuary City

    11/05/2019 2:14:35 AM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    US News ^ | 11/05/19
    TUCSON, ARIZ. (AP) — Voters in Tucson will decide Tuesday whether to make the liberal enclave Arizona's only sanctuary city in an effort to confront President Donald Trump's immigration policies and the state's tough laws cracking down on people in the country illegally. The measure is dividing progressives in a city where many are eager to send Trump a message but where others worry the move would only draw his ire without improving conditions for migrants. A group of activists looking to give a voice to the city's sizable Latino community started the initiative, known as Proposition 205. It would...
  • New Poll Shows Democratic Candidates Have Been Living in a Fantasy World

    11/04/2019 7:26:24 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 47 replies
    NY Mag ^ | Nov 4, 2019 | Jonathan Chait
    ... Working from the premise that the country largely agrees with them on everything, or that agreeing with the majority of voters on issues is not necessary to win, the [Democrat] campaign has proceeded in blissful unawareness of the extremely high chance that Trump will win again... A new batch of swing state polls from the New York Times ought to deliver a bracing shock to Democrats. The polls find that, in six swing states — Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Florida, North Carolina, and Arizona — Trump is highly competitive. He trails Joe Biden there by the narrowest of margins, and...
  • Bishops Stage Pro-Immigration Border Mass in Texas..(“there is no ‘us’ and ‘them.’”)

    11/03/2019 7:48:03 AM PST · by caww · 48 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/2/21019 | THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D
    Bishops from the U.S. and Mexico held a highly political Mass at the border separating their two countries on Saturday morning, insisting in a statement that “there is no ‘us’ and ‘them.’”....... Last month, Bishop Seitz wrote a searing “pastoral letter” denouncing President Trump’s border wall as a “monument to hate” and a symbol of exclusion and racism. “Borders, in the spirit of the Eucharist, exist not to separate and divide, but to identify and complement one another.” “The wall deepens racially charged perceptions of how we understand the border as well as Mexicans and migrants. It extends racist talk...
  • Ilhan Omar faces blowback after voting 'present' on Armenian genocide resolution

    10/31/2019 2:35:59 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/30/19 | Daniel Arkin
    Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., faced criticism Wednesday after voting "present" on a House resolution to formally recognize the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as a genocide. The measure, H.Res.296, passed the chamber by an overwhelming 405-to-11 margin, representing a forceful rebuke to Turkey following the NATO ally's recent incursion against the Kurds along the Turkish-Syrian border. Two other House members also voted "present" with Omar: fellow Democrat Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas, and one Republican, Paul Gosar of Arizona. But it was Omar's vote that drew the dismay of Armenian advocacy groups and political organizations. Omar's "votes and...
  • Arizona Democrat Party Chair: President Trump ‘Has Aligned Himself with ISIS’

    10/29/2019 8:40:03 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 90 replies ^ | Oct 29 2019 | Kyle Morris
    Arizona Democrat Party Chairman Felecia Rotellini falsely claimed Saturday that President Donald Trump “has aligned himself with ISIS.” Rotellini’s remarks were made during a discussion at the Citizens Clean Elections Commission’s “We the Voters” conference, which was held at the Phoenix Convention Center, an hour before the White House announced the killing of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.