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  • Top Republican slams Trump's plan to use Pentagon funds for border wall as unconstitutional

    02/15/2020 10:32:01 PM PST · by rintintin · 81 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb 14 2020 | Zachary Cohen and Ryan Browne
    The top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee issued a sharp rebuke of President Donald Trump Thursday, slamming the administration's plan to divert $3.83 billion in Pentagon funding to border wall construction as unconstitutional and pledging to take action after lawmakers were notified of the move by the Department of Defense. Rep. Mac Thornberry, a Texas Republican who is the ranking member of the House committee and has announced he will not run for reelection this year, did not mention Trump by name but voiced strong opposition to the diverting of money from various Pentagon accounts for border wall...
  • How Did an Al Qaeda Leader in Iraq Become an American Citizen Living in Phoenix?

    02/14/2020 9:29:44 AM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 14, 2020 | Katie Pavlich
    In January the FBI arrested Ali Yousif Ahmed Al-Nouri in Phoenix, Arizona after a warrant was issued for his arrest. Al-Nouri was an Al Qaeda leader in Iraq and was on the run for the murder of Iraqi police officers in Al-Fallujah. "According to the information provided by the Government of Iraq in support of its extradition request, Ahmed served as the leader of a group of Al-Qaeda terrorists in Al-Fallujah, Iraq, which planned operations targeting Iraqi police. Ahmed and other members of the Al-Qaeda group allegedly shot and killed a first lieutenant in the Fallujah Police Directorate and a...
  • White House extends national emergency on the southern border

    02/13/2020 11:44:00 AM PST · by BeauBo · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | 13 Feb 2020 | Maegan Vazquez and Priscilla Alvarez
    President Donald Trump will extend his national emergency on the US-Mexico border for another year, according to a notice submitted to the Federal Register on Thursday (13 Feb 2020). The notice comes nearly a year after Trump declared a national emergency in order to secure funding to build his signature wall. The move paved the way for Trump to unlock billions of dollars in federal funds to construct additional barriers on the southern border, bypassing Congress after lawmakers refused to meet his multi-billion-dollar fund request. This is the first time the White House has renewed the emergency, which it plans...
  • Renewable Power Theatre of the Absurd

    02/13/2020 6:21:53 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 13, 2020 | Norman Rogers
    Along with many other states, California, Arizona and Nevada all have “renewable portfolio laws.” California requires that 60% of its electric power be from renewable sources by 2030. Nevada requires 50% by 2030. Arizona requires 15% by 2025. Renewable power is defined by law in each state, but usually it amounts to wind or solar.
  • Arizona Introduces A Whopper Of An “Assault Weapon” Ban Bill

    02/11/2020 5:37:29 PM PST · by MacNaughton · 24 replies
    Concealed Nation ^ | 2/11/2020 | Carl Bussjaeger
    Arizona Democrats have filed yet another “assault weapon” ban bill. This one is Senate Bill 1625. At first glance, with two notable stand-outs, it’s pretty much par for the gun-grabbing course; a ban on assaulty-looking guns with grandfathering.,p> But the first notable item is just how inclusive this bill is. All semiautomatic rifles that take detachable magazines would become “assault weapons.” And almost all rifles with fixed magazines of greater than 10-round capacity; that includes your .22LR plinker. That latter part is because of the second notable aspect of the bill; the ban on “large capacity” magazines and the definition...
  • Defense Department expected to announce billions more will go to border wall

    02/10/2020 10:22:54 AM PST · by BeauBo · 15 replies
    WREG ^ | FEBRUARY 10, 2020 | CNN WIRE
    The Defense Department, under White House pressure, is expected to announce this week that billions more in Pentagon funds will go toward the border wall, according to an administration official. A senior Defense official also told CNN that a major announcement about the border will made this week... Last year, President Trump declared a national emergency, allowing him to unlock billions of dollars in federal funds to mount additional barriers along the US-Mexico border. While efforts to pull from several government accounts has been met with legal challenges, the administration has pressed forward. In January, the Pentagon received a request...
  • Border Wall System update (119 miles)

    02/10/2020 10:11:19 AM PST · by BeauBo · 29 replies
    US Border Patrol Chief (@USBPChief on twitter) ^ | 10 Feb 2020 | Chief Rodney Scott
    As of 7 Feb: 119 miles completed, 220 miles under construction, 237 miles in pre-construction.
  • Brittain for US Senate (Arizona)

    02/08/2020 2:18:33 PM PST · by Farcesensitive · 19 replies
    This guy isn't perfect but he looks good. Check out his positions at his site.
  • Border wall construction begins at Organ Pipe National Monument

    02/07/2020 2:39:43 PM PST · by BeauBo · 38 replies
    KYMA (Tucson) ^ | 7 Feb 2020 | Lisa Sturgis
    Construction crews have started blasting hills at Organ Pipe National Monument to clear space for a new border wall. The Arizona Daily Star reports crews are bulldozing through Monument Hill to prepare for construction of a 30-foot steel fence. U.S. Customs and Border Protection says targeted blasting will continue intermittently through the end of the month.
  • Border Wall System update

    02/04/2020 8:40:24 PM PST · by BeauBo · 51 replies
    US Border Patrol Chief (twitter) ^ | US Border Patrol Chief
    115 miles completed 224 miles under construction 237 miles in pre-construction
  • Manchin, swing-state senators swarmed with Dem hugs after voting to convict Trump

    02/05/2020 8:13:17 PM PST · by ZagFan · 88 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2-05-2020 | Marissa Schultz
    A trio of swing-state senators got a lot of love from their fellow Democrats after voting “guilty” on two articles of impeachment against President Trump Wednesday, as their colleagues hailed them for political courage. Immediately after their historic votes, Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.; Doug Jones, D-Ala., and Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., were rushed by fellow Democrat lawmakers who gave them hugs, pats on the back and handshakes. As the three undecided Democrats before Wednesday’s vote, and under tremendous pressure from all sides, their decision to stick with their party led to an outpouring of support.
  • Trump: I Don’t Think I Can Work With Democrats After Impeachment

    02/03/2020 9:35:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 100 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/03/2020 | Ed Morrissey
    More to the point, Donald Trump doesn’t think Democrats can work with him either. In his Super Bowl interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, Trump complained bitterly about the “damage” done to his family and the country in the impeachment and trial. “I’d like to” work with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, Trump told Hannity, but they’re so dishonest and obsessed with winning that he doesn’t think it’s possible.That sounds like exactly what Pelosi and Schumer would say, too: HANNITY: Two hundred and seventy days from now, I guess the ultimate jury –the American people — go to...
  • Fugitive Wanted by Iraq for Murder of Iraqi Police Officers Arrested in Arizona

    02/01/2020 12:05:55 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 22 replies
    Department of Justice ^ | January 31, 2020 | Department of Justice
    A Phoenix-area resident, who is alleged to have been the leader of a group of Al-Qaeda terrorists in Al-Fallujah, Iraq, appeared today before a federal magistrate judge in Phoenix, Arizona in connection with proceedings to extradite him to the Republic of Iraq. He is wanted to stand trial in Iraq for two charges of premeditated murder committed in 2006 in Al-Fallujah. The arrest was announced by Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Michael Bailey for the District of Arizona. An Iraqi judge issued a warrant for the arrest of Ali Yousif...
  • Pelosi says Democrats must focus on mainstream, not progressive exuberances, to win in 2020 (future minority leader?)

    02/01/2020 11:41:03 AM PST · by Libloather · 72 replies
    Sun-sentinel ^ | 2/01/20 | ANTHONY MAN, BRITTANY WALLMAN
    The nation’s most prominent elected Democrat said Friday her party must resist the temptation to chase progressive dreams, such as Medicare for All, if it wants to win the 2020 elections. The key to victory, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, is policies that appeal to the political mainstream. “I just say to all of our friends, you know, you want to go to the left? You want to win the election, let’s make a decision to win the election. And when you make a decision to win the election, you have to make every decision in favor of winning,” Pelosi...
  • Immigration Judges Admit Trump Is The Reason They’re Quitting

    01/29/2020 2:56:34 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 108 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 1/28/20 | Christina Marfice
    This is a perilous time for a fair and passionate judge to leave the bench. By doing so, they risk having Donald Trump appoint their replacement, and considering Trump’s policies and beliefs, that new appointee is pretty likely to have a harsh anti-immigration stance. But dozens of immigration judges have reported that despite their efforts to stick out the presidency, they’ve just reached their breaking points. The Los Angeles Times spoke with dozens of judges who are quitting or taking early retirement because they simply cannot stomach having to enforce Trump administration policies on immigrants. Immigration Judge Charles Honeyman served...
  • Impeachment Report: Democrats Manchin, Jones, Sinema May Vote to Acquit Trump

    01/29/2020 9:36:36 AM PST · by rktman · 21 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 1/28/2020 | Joshua Caplan
    Three moderate Democrat senators — Joe Manchin (WV), Doug Jones (AL), and Kyrsten Sinema (AZ) —may ultimately vote to acquit President Donald Trump in the upper chamber’s impeachment trial, according to a new report. At least one of the senators have signaled that they could vote in favor of only one impeachment article — the abuse of power — but oppose obstruction of Congress.
  • George H. W. Bush's grandson running for Congress in Texas: President Trump 'has kept his word'

    01/29/2020 7:50:31 AM PST · by knighthawk · 103 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 29 2020 | Julia Musto
    Texas Republican congressional candidate Pierce Bush, 33, said Wednesday that he believes President Trump deserves to be re-elected. Appearing on "Fox & Friends" with host Steve Doocy, Bush -- who is a grandson of the late President George H.W. Bush -- said that upon examination of the president's results during his first term in office, they're "hard to argue with." He cited record-low unemployment numbers and the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Trade Deal. "He is a strong fighter for our nation's national security," said Bush. "You know, the most important job a president has is keeping our country safe and...
  • Impeachment Report: Democrats Manchin, Jones, Sinema May Vote to Acquit Trump

    01/29/2020 11:12:58 AM PST · by KC_Lion · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Jan 2020 | Joshua Caplan
    Three moderate Democrat senators — Joe Manchin (WV), Doug Jones (AL), and Kyrsten Sinema (AZ) —may ultimately vote to acquit President Donald Trump in the upper chamber’s impeachment trial, according to a new report. At least one of the senators have signaled that they could vote in favor of only one impeachment article — the abuse of power — but oppose obstruction of Congress. In an interview with Politico this week, Manchin said he will only support one of the articles if he “can explain one and not the other.” The West Virginia Democrat, who has yet to decide...
  • [20,000] Students at Arizona State University are demanding the school to do more after a case of the Wuhan coronavirus ...

    01/29/2020 9:37:19 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 47 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | Jan 29, 2020 | Bryan Pietsch
    Full Title: 'We do not want to risk our lives by attending class': Students at Arizona State University are demanding the school to do more after a case of the Wuhan coronavirus was confirmed on campus - Students at Arizona State University are asking school officials for more safety measures after a case of the Wuhan coronavirus was confirmed there. - In a petition that has gained over 20,000 signatures, students asked for more information and clarity on attendance policies. - They're also sharing memes on Reddit as students work to cope with the virus on campus.
  • Arizona Republicans discriminated against minority voters, court rules

    01/28/2020 9:55:14 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 46 replies
    The Guardian US Edition ^ | Jan 27, 2020 | staff
    A federal court has ruled Arizona Republicans’ ban on mail-in ballots is illegal and unconstitutional, calling it intentionally discriminatory toward people of color, who already face increased barriers to voting. The ruling is a major victory for the Democratic party, which filed the suit, and will likely make it easier for minorities to get their ballots counted in the largely red state.