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  • Holcombe Mixers Joins $1.3 Billion Border Wall Project In Yuma, Arizona

    07/06/2020 2:43:13 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 34 replies
    PR Web ^ | JULY 06, 2020 | Holcombe Mixers
    The new alliance between Holcombe Mixers, Fisher Sand and Gravel Co. and Caterpillar Inc. is the latest strategic collaboration to accelerate completion of the border wall. “Working with Holcombe Mixers has been a game changer,” said Tommy Fisher, President and CEO of Fisher Sand and Gravel. “We made a commitment to President Trump, the Department of Homeland Security, and the US Army Corps of Engineers to get the wall up faster, and do it financially smarter. Generally, you’re pouring 2-5 loads per day. With Holcombe Mixers, we can pour 20-25 loads of fresh concrete each day and not have to...
  • Rand Paul attributes Trump's rise to a 'loss of sanity

    07/30/2015 12:28:44 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 30, 2015, 02:54 pm | Jesse Byrnes
    Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) is attributing GOP rival Donald Trump's rise in the polls to a momentary "loss of sanity." "I think this is a temporary sort of loss of sanity, but we're going to come back to our senses and look for someone serious to lead the country at some point," Paul said told CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer on his show, when asked about a new national poll showing Trump still atop the crowded GOP field. Paul pointed to the extensive media coverage of the controversial candidate. "Television works, Wolf," said Paul. "If you would give some other candidates...
  • OAN/Gravis Poll: President Trump Leading Biden By 4% In Ariz.

    07/02/2020 8:59:54 AM PDT · by Meatspace · 33 replies
    OAN ^ | 7/1/20
    The latest joint poll by OAN and Gravis Marketing revealed President Trump is more popular in the Grand Canyon State than some mainstream outlets would like to believe. According to the latest poll, which was conducted on June 27th, the president is leading Joe Biden by 4% in the state. Those results stood in contrast with reporting by mainstream outlets like Real Clear Politics, which had the president trailing Biden by 6%. Even polls from some major conservative outlets like Fox News showed President Trump losing headway in the battleground state.
  • Donald Trump is facing the prospect of a landslide loss

    06/25/2020 2:31:17 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 298 replies
    CNN ^ | June 25,2020 | Chris Cillizza
    (CNN)A half dozen new swing-state polls released Thursday morning suggest that not only would President Donald Trump lose if the election were held today, he would lose in a landslide. The surveys, conducted by The New York Times and Siena College, show Trump trailing former Vice President Joe Biden by double digits in Michigan (Biden +11), Wisconsin (Biden +11) and Pennsylvania (Biden+ 10) and by mid-single digits in North Carolina (Biden +9), Arizona (Biden +7) and Florida (Biden +6). Trump won every one of those states in the 2016 election. Switch them from red to blue and you can quickly...
  • Never Trumpers cross line with party operatives by targeting GOP senators: 'Taking it too far'

    06/29/2020 7:28:44 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/29/2020 | Paul Steinhauser
    The "Never Trump" coalition of Republicans fighting to oust President Trump from the White House is making a risky play, just as the president's lackluster poll numbers are raising concerns on the right -- they're going after Republican senators too. The effort is being led by The Lincoln Project, a media-savvy outfit that spends most of its time hammering the incumbent president with scathing TV and digital ads. But along with targeting Trump, The Lincoln Project is now weighing in on the races of GOP senators facing tough reelections this year. ... The spot characterizes Daines – who’s facing a...
  • Supreme Court declines to hear border wall challenge (Win)

    06/29/2020 8:39:48 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 11 replies
    Border Report ^ | Jun 29, 2020 | Border Report
    The Supreme Court is leaving in place a decision that rejected environmental groups’ challenge to sections of wall the Trump administration is building along the U.S. border with Mexico. The high court on Monday declined to hear an appeal involving construction of 145 miles (233 kilometers) of steel-bollard walls along the border in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas. The Center for Biological Diversity, the Animal Legal Defense Fund, Defenders of Wildlife, and the Southwest Environmental Center had challenged a federal law that allows the secretary of Homeland Security to waive any laws necessary to allow the quick construction of...
  • Rep. Louie Gohmert to Newsmax TV: Cuomo Killed 31,000

    06/28/2020 2:47:51 PM PDT · by MNDude · 25 replies
    As anti-Trump media seeks to widely disseminate data on the COVID-19 case increases in red states Florida, Arizona, and Texas, they are selectively ignoring data on hospitalizations and mortality rates compared to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's New York, according to Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, on Newsmax TV. "That's what they do: They lie, they misrepresent, and they've taken their lead – well, I'm not sure if they've taken their lead from the Democrats or the Democrats took their lead from the media, but either way they work together and they misrepresent the facts," Gohmert told "Saturday Report."
  • NYT: ‘Trump Faces ... Defections From ... Older White Voters’ (only quotes seniors who opposed Trump before - couldn’t find ‘defectors’?)

    06/28/2020 9:29:04 AM PDT · by rintintin · 41 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 28 2020 | By Alexander Burns and Katie Glueck
    Clifford Wagner, an 80-year-old Republican in Tucson, Ariz., never cared for President Trump. He supported Jeb Bush in the 2016 presidential primary race and cast a protest vote in the general election for Gary Johnson, the Libertarian nominee. An Air Force veteran, Mr. Wagner described the Trump presidency as a mortifying experience: His friends in Europe and Japan tell him the United States has become “the laughingstock of the world.” This year, Mr. Wagner said he would register his opposition to Mr. Trump more emphatically than he did in 2016. He plans to vote for Joseph R. Biden Jr., the...
  • Reopening Is Not a Failure

    06/28/2020 9:13:14 AM PDT · by karpov · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | June 27, 2020 | The Editors
    As the Northeast, the epicenter of the pandemic in the U.S. for months, has seen steep, persistent declines in confirmed cases, other parts of the country have spiked. A month or so ago, most of the increased cases were a function of increased testing. Now, states like Florida, Texas, and Arizona have seen worrying increases in their positivity rates — the percentage of tests that are positive — in a sign of accelerating community spread. The media’s tone about this trend is, of course, apocalyptic, with many commentators portraying the Republican governors of these states as callous extremists hell-bent on...
  • Mounting Evidence Points to Covid Refugees from Mexico as a Major Factor in Border-State Spikes

    06/28/2020 8:25:58 AM PDT · by rintintin · 20 replies
    cis.org ^ | June 24, 2020 | By Todd Bensman
    Evidence continues to mount that spikes in Covid cases in U.S. border states are due to successive waves of infected people fleeing Mexico's dysfunctional and overwhelmed hospitals to get American medical care at least as much, if not more than, to the re-opening of those states' economies. This matters because officials in border states are beginning to base policy decisions for partial lock-downs on grounds that lifting them is what caused the spikes. Although the states and hospitals do not release nationality or immigration status information, several Border Patrol agents told the Center for Immigration Studies that, per policy, they...
  • Anti-immigration Hispanics speak out

    10/20/2007 7:26:56 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 10 replies · 180+ views
    star-telegram ^ | 10/18/07 | PATRICK McGEE
    At an anti-deportation march in Irving on Saturday, one of the leaders told the mostly Hispanic crowd, "We want to send a message that there is no division in our community. We are one." But some Hispanics were there to undermine that statement and demonstrate a sticking point in the immigration debate: Many Hispanics are among the strongest opponents of illegal immigration. "We've been here 38 years, and we deserve to be here, not some illegal immigrants," said Eva Hinojosa, whose parents were from Mexico. "They should go back to their own country; they don't belong here." She and her...
  • Planned Parenthood head: Women for Cruz like chickens for Col. Sanders

    04/18/2016 3:49:08 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/18/16 | Ariel Cohen
    Hillary Clinton's female surrogates attacked the GOP's record on women's issues Monday ahead of the New York primary, as the Democratic front-runner seeks to turn out women voters. "A woman voting for Ted Cruz is like a chicken voting for Col. Sanders," Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards said at the midtown Manhattan rally as she introduced the Democratic front-runner. In a fundraising email last week, Richards described Cruz as Planned Parenthood's "biggest threat" this election cycle, as the pro-life Texas senator wants to defund the organization. Planned Parenthood endorsed Clinton in January, marking their first-ever presidential primary endorsement. Along with...
  • Trump can't divert military funds for border wall, federal appeals court says

    06/26/2020 11:33:25 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 76 replies
    CNN ^ | June 26, 2020 | Priscilla Alvarez
    The Trump administration doesn't have the authority to divert Pentagon funds to construct additional barriers on the US-Mexico border, a federal appeals court ruled Friday, days after President Donald Trump's visit to a section of the wall in Arizona. In a 2-1 ruling, the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals said that the transfer of $2.5 billion circumvented Congress, which holds the authority to appropriate money.
  • Sheriffs Refuse to Enforce 'Unconstitutional' Stay-at-Home Orders

    05/03/2020 7:58:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/2/2020 | Beth Baumann
    Governors across the nation have issued stay-at-home orders. Many have extended them once or twice. Some have even gone so far as to threaten to slap residents with fines. But what these governors are counting on is local police departments and sheriffs to enforce their orders. Sheriffs from around the country are standing up and refusing to enforce the orders because they believe them to be unconstitutional. Two Arizona Sheriffs – Doug Schuster of Mohave County and Mark Lamb of Pinal County – said they will not enforce Gov. Doug Ducey's (R) stay-at-home order. Both Schuster and Lamb agreed to...
  • Democrats' anti-police bill will cripple local police and empower criminals

    06/25/2020 6:30:38 AM PDT · by karpov · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 25, 2020 | Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ)
    It may not be a plank in the official Democratic Party platform, but it's clear that Democrats and their supporters want to eliminate state and local police. The radical left, which now controls the Democratic Party, is making a frontal assault on the police with their calls to defund and dismantle police departments. Democratic members of Congress are fighting a rearguard action through their dangerous Jerry Nadler-Nancy Pelosi anti-policing bill. During the hearing on the Nadler-Pelosi monstrosity, Democrats rejected every amendment offered by Republicans, even when Democrats agreed with the substance of the amendment. Included in the Nadler-Pelosi bill was...
  • Trump Lauds Border Wall as 'Really Foolproof' During Arizona Visit

    06/24/2020 5:23:03 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 33 replies
    Voice of America ^ | June 24, 2020 | Steve Herman
    U.S. President Donald Trump praised what he described as a “powerful and comprehensive” wall along the nation’s southern border Tuesday, highlighting one of the key promises from his successful election campaign four years ago to secure the U.S. borders. A day after ordering tighter restrictions on a variety of visa categories, Trump visited a new section of the border wall in the southwestern U.S. state of Arizona. After signing a plaque on the imposing slatted black wall at San Luis, the president, in response to a question from VOA described the new construction as “really foolproof.”  “You have everything you...
  • Record-breaking Coronavirus hospitalizations 'overwhelm' Arizona, Texas as governors struggle to contain surge

    06/24/2020 12:05:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 170 replies
    NBC News via Yahoo News ^ | 06/24/2020 | Daniella Silva
    Coronavirus hospitalizations in Arizona and Texas have hit record numbers as cases continue to surge in states in the South and the West, overwhelming medical professionals. Arizona reported a record high of 3,591 new cases Tuesday, with nearly 60,000 known cases in the state overall. The swell in cases came as President Donald Trump held a rally at a Phoenix megachurch Tuesday. There was a surge in the number of inpatient beds occupied by positive or suspected COVID-19 patients, with 2,136 beds occupied, compared to 1,992 Sunday, according to data from the state's Department of Health Services. Meanwhile, 84 percent...
  • Pro-Trump Group Runs Ad: 'Does Joe Biden Have Dementia?'

    06/24/2020 7:17:56 AM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 36 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 6/24/20 | Seth McLaughlin
    A pro-Trump super PAC is asking voters in a new television to consider whether former Vice President Joseph R. Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, is suffering from dementia. The Committee to Defend the President said it has invested $400,000 in the “Lost His Mind” ad that started airing Wednesday in Arizona and across social media. “Does Joe Biden have the mental capacity to keep America safe?” the narrator says in the ad, which features footage of Mr. Biden making meandering comments and stumbling through worlds. “Is Joe Biden making any sense? Does Joe Biden have dementia?” Mr. Biden, 77,...
  • Horowitz: Most serious surge in virus cases? Coming across the Mexican border

    06/24/2020 8:18:02 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 13 replies
    CR ^ | · June 23, 2020 | Daniel Horowitz
    We were told that the governmental interest in ensuring that hospitals aren’t overrun with too many COVID-19 patients was so strong that it superseded the Bill of Rights. All businesses had to be shut, masks must be worn, church services had to be canceled. As Chief Justice John Roberts said in upholding California’s ban on church services, “When those officials ‘undertake to act in areas fraught with medical and scientific uncertainties,’ their latitude ‘must be especially broad.’” The very first action one would expect a government to undertake to stem the tide of a virus is to not purposely admit...
  • Donald Trump Defies Radical Left in Packed Event with Young Supporters

    06/23/2020 7:18:14 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Jun 2020 | Charlie Spiering
    President Donald Trump rocked a packed house of young supporters at a church in Phoenix, Arizona, on Tuesday, condemning the rise of the radical left. “I’m thrilled to be Arizona with thousands of patriotic young Americans who stand up tall for America and refuse to kneel to the radical left,” Trump said after the crowd roared and shouted “U-S-A!” as the president took the podium. It was a contrast to Trump’s ambitious campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, that failed to fill the enormous stadium. Students for Trump and Turning Point Action teamed up to rent the Dream City Church in...