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  • 'Most sophisticated' in US history: Underground tunnel connecting Mexico and Arizona discovered.....

    08/07/2020 10:54:24 AM PDT · by caww · 34 replies
    washingtonexaminer. ^ | 8/7/2020 | by Anna Giaritelli, Homeland Security Reporter
    Federal agents on the U.S.-Mexico border discovered what they described as the "most sophisticated tunnel in U.S. history" dug deep below the dunes near Yuma, Arizona, and into Mexico. Several weeks ago, federal agents working in the Sonoran Desert on the American side of the international border discovered a sinkhole between the primary border wall and the secondary wall. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations brought in to inspect the sinkhole said it was in line with an existing investigation into a cross-border tunnel. On July 27, Yuma Border Patrol agents were brought in and drilled at the site....
  • Caregiver, 19, is arrested after horrifying footage shows him slapping a frail 88-year-old man in the face and screaming 'how stupid are you' at the elderly victim

    08/08/2020 5:39:38 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 75 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 7 August 2020 | RACHEL SHARP
    A 19-year-old caregiver has been arrested after horrifying footage showed him slapping a frail 88-year-old man in the face and screaming 'how stupid are you' at his victim. Graphic home surveillance footage shows the on-duty caregiver hitting the unidentified man, who requires full-time care of basic needs, several times in the face and violently dragging him out of his wheelchair while shouting abuse at him. Deputies from Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said Delgado also hit his victim in the face, head and stomach multiple times. The disturbing video released by HCSO begins with Delgado pulling the old man off the...
  • 3 teens with loaded AK-47 in backpack jump wall at Mar-a-Lago, police say

    08/06/2020 5:26:10 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies ^ | By: Bob D'Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk Updated: August 5, 2020 - 9:26 PM
    PALM BEACH, Fla. — Three teenagers were arrested after police said they illegally scaled a wall at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club while carrying an AK-47 in a backpack, authorities said Wednesday. According to Palm Beach Police Department spokesperson Michael Ogrodnick, the boys were arrested shortly after entering the property. They had dumped a backpack, which contained the semiautomatic weapon that had a loaded 14-round magazine. “They had no idea where they were,” Ogrodnick told the Miami Herald. Content Continues Below The president and his family were not at the club, which is closed for the summer, Ogrodnick said. According...
  • Gaetz set to endorse primary opponent of fellow Florida GOP lawmaker

    08/05/2020 7:33:17 AM PDT · by RandFan · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/05/20 10:11 AM EDT | BY JULIEGRACE BRUFKE
    Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) will endorse the primary opponent of Rep. Ross Spano, a fellow Florida congressman under investigation by the Department of Justice over a possible campaign finance violation. Gaetz's camp is casting the decision to endorse Scott Franklin as a response to House GOP Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney's (R-Wyo.) support of a primary challenger to Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.). Gaetz and other Republicans criticized Cheney at a House GOP conference meeting two weeks ago over that issue. They also questioned whether Cheney was sufficiently loyal to Trump. After the meeting, Gaetz publicly called on Cheney to step down...
  • FBI raids offices at downtown One Cleveland Center building tied to Ukrainian oligarch (Clinton! Burisma?)

    08/04/2020 2:51:13 PM PDT · by rxsid · 36 replies ^ | 08.04.2020 | John Caniglia, The Plain Dealer and Eric Heisig,
    FBI raids offices at downtown One Cleveland Center building tied to Ukrainian oligarchCLEVELAND, Ohio — The FBI on Tuesday raided the Cleveland offices of a company with ties to a Ukrainian oligarch that owns several downtown buildings. FBI spokeswoman Vicki Anderson said agents searched the offices of Optima Management Group in One Cleveland Center at East 9th Street and St. Clair Avenue. A spokesman for the IRS also said his agency’s investigators were present....Anderson said agents also executed search warrants at an office in Miami.Federal authorities in Cleveland have been conducting a wide-ranging probe involving Ukrainian oligarch Igor Kolomoisky that...
  • GOP Closing Voter Registration Gaps in Key Swing States

    08/04/2020 12:42:49 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/04/2020 | Hannah Bleau
    Republicans are closing the voter registration gaps in key swing states, according to the Trump Victory data obtained by Axios. While Democrats hold an advantage in voter registrations in several key states, the Trump campaign and Republican National Committee are closing the gap, registering 100,000 new voters prior to the upcoming election. Many of those new registrations are in key swing states like Pennsylvania, Florida, and North Carolina — three states Donald Trump narrowly secured in 2016
  • In reversal, Trump urges Floridians to vote by mail

    08/04/2020 1:35:24 PM PDT · by Brilliant · 60 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Aug 4, 2020 | Dave Boyer
    President Trump urged Florida residents Tuesday to vote by mail, after months of criticizing mail-in voting as susceptible to fraud. “Whether you call it Vote by Mail or Absentee Voting, in Florida the election system is Safe and Secure, Tried and True,” Mr. Trump tweeted. “Florida’s Voting system has been cleaned up (we defeated Democrats attempts at change), so in Florida I encourage all to request a Ballot & Vote by Mail! #MAGA” White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said the president “has always said that absentee voting for a reason is different than mass mail-out voting...” Florida Republican officials...
  • Poll — Trump takes lead over Biden…

    08/04/2020 8:27:17 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies ^ | Posted by Kane on August 4, 2020 10:53 am
    Trump takes 5 point lead in swing states… A new poll released this weekend shows President Donald Trump, the incumbent GOP president, has taken a national and battleground states lead over his Democrat challenger presumptive nominee former Vice President Joe Biden. The survey, from the Democracy Institute commissioned by the Sunday Express newspaper, shows Trump leading Biden 48 percent to 46 percent. What’s more, Trump has opened up a bigger lead according to this poll in the crucial battleground states, meaning the president by this pollster’s estimates currently is projected to win 309 electoral votes—more than he did in 2016....
  • Cuban-American Republicans attack potential Biden VP pick Karen Bass over Cuba ties

    08/03/2020 12:58:28 PM PDT · by rintintin · 16 replies
    McClatchy via Fresno Bee ^ | Aug 1 2020 | ALEX DAUGHERTY
    Florida’s two highest-ranking Cuban-American Republicans are preemptively attacking California Rep. Karen Bass, one of Joe Biden’s potential vice president picks, due to her past work in Fidel Castro’s Cuba with the Venceremos Brigade, a group that has organized annual trips to Cuba for left-leaning Americans since 1969. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez criticized Biden for including Bass on his shortlist and said picking her would hurt his electoral prospects with Hispanic voters in South Florida.
  • ‘You got 2 seconds before I shoot you:’ Man kills Burger King employee after order takes too long, deputies say

    08/03/2020 2:02:17 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 94 replies ^ | August 3, 2020 | Adrienne Cutway
    A woman who was upset that her Burger King order took too long got a man to come to the restaurant and shoot one of the employees, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. -snip A witness said the restaurant was busy that night and the drive-thru was backed up, which caused customers to have to wait longer than usual. One woman who was in line was mad about the delay so she got out of her vehicle and began yelling that she was going to have “her man” come to the restaurant, so an employee refunded her $40 and...
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    08/03/2020 8:46:34 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 137 replies
    EIB Network ^ | August 3, 2020 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Rand Paul: Will Dr. Fauci praise Gov. DeSantis (R-FL) for his response to the pandemic?

    08/03/2020 5:23:16 AM PDT · by RandFan · 24 replies
    Twitter ^ | Aug 3 | Sen. Rand Paul
    @RandPaulFL and NY have an identical number of per capita coronavirus infections but FL has 5X less per capita deaths. Will Dr. Fauci be praising @GovRonDeSantis' response to the pandemic? Will he point out that @NYGovCuomo’s response allowed a fivefold greater per capita death rate?
  • NBA Player that stood for Anthem gets wheeled off court after Leg Injury

    08/02/2020 8:26:05 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 26 replies
    NBA ^ | Aug 2, 2020
    Jonathan Isaac exited Sunday's game between Orlando and Sacramento after suffering an apparent left leg injury. The third-year forward fell to the ground in the fourth quarter after planting his feet on a drive to the basket. He remained there clutching his knee, and a wheelchair was eventually brought out to help him off the floor. Isaac, whom the Magic drafted sixth overall in 2017, was enjoying a career year with averages of 12.1 points, 6.9 rebounds, 2.4 blocks and 1.5 steals per game. It has also been an injury-tested season for Isaac, who only just returned from a hyperextended...
  • Navy SEALs launch investigation after dog demonstration used Colin Kaepernick jersey to slam protests

    08/02/2020 6:24:24 PM PDT · by Stravinsky · 51 replies
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | August 2, 2020 | Ryan Young
    The U.S. Navy SEALs are investigating after video surfaced from a fundraiser last year in Florida that showed a K-9 demonstration using a “Colin Kaepernick stand-in.” The video — which was posted last January, but went viral this weekend — shows what appear to be Navy SEAL dogs attacking a man wearing a Colin Kaepernick jersey during a demonstration. A second video shows the dogs taking the man in the Kaepernick jersey down. Finally, after the dogs are pulled off, the man in the jerseys said, “Oh man, I will stand.” Laughter ensued from the crowd, clearly taking his statement...
  • Father and son are beaten to death by burglar with a baseball bat as 10-year-old grandson calls 911 and locks himself in bathroom

    08/02/2020 11:40:04 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 82 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/31/20
    Ezekiel Hopkins, 34, faces charges of murder and aggravated assault Hopkins is accused of bludgeoning to death John Savey, 61, and injuring his wife, Lisa, and also killing their 30-year-old son, James Police in Florida say the couple confronted Hopkins as he was trying to steal their car John and Lisa's 10-year-old grandson called 911 to report the attack and hid in the bathroom Hopkins was hospitalized after possibly ingesting bleach before police arrived Court records in Orange County indicate that Hopkins has a prior history of arrests on felony charges dating back to at least 2009. He was previously...
  • Heat's Meyers Leonard on why he stands for national anthem

    08/02/2020 10:16:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug. 2, 2020 | Nick Givas
    I love and support the military and my brother and the people who have fought to defend our rights in this country.. Meyers Leonard of the Miami Heat chose to stand for the national anthem while the rest his teammates knelt on Saturday, during the team's reopening game against the Denver Nuggets ... Leonard, whose brother served as a U.S. Marine in Afghanistan, reportedly uses a military-themed backpack and has various friends who are Navy SEALs. Despite his public support for the Black Lives Matter movement, he says he couldn't bring himself to kneel in protest. ... he stood with...
  • Tampa teen faces 30 felony charges for hacking prominent Twitter accounts

    07/31/2020 12:22:23 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 39 replies
    FOX 11 LA ^ | 7/31/2020 | FOX 13 News
    TAMPA, Fla. - Prosecutors announced the arrest of a Tampa teenager believed to be the mastermind behind the hacking of prominent Twitter accounts. Graham Ivan Clark, 17, was arrested in Tampa on July 31 and faces 30 felony charges for scamming people across America, perpetuating the “Bit-Con” hack of prominent Twitter accounts including Bill Gates, Barack Obama, and Elon Musk on July 15. He will be charged as an adult, Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren said. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Department of Justice conducted a nationwide investigation, locating and apprehending the teen in Hillsborough County.
  • Florida flight attendant attacks husband, smashes guitar after discovering tryst

    07/31/2020 10:32:44 AM PDT · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 224 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 7/31/2000 | Janine Puhak
    Stewardess(29) returns home from cancelled flight to find bartender/fitness-instructor husband(34) in their bed with another woman. Hubby *ONLY* ends up with one black eye, scratched forehead, bruise on arm, and his acoustic guitar smashed against shelves. And they arrest *HER*?!? Text of article.... A Florida stewardess flew into a fury after walking in on her husband with another woman, wiling the wife to attack her spouse and smash a guitar into a wall. Nicole Denison allegedly arrived at her Safety Harbor home at 11 p.m. on July 22 to discover her husband having sex with someone else, according to a...
  • Florida couple jailed for breaking mandatory coronavirus quarantine

    07/30/2020 2:40:07 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 68 replies
    nypost ^ | 07/30/2020 | Tamar Lapin
    A Florida couple was jailed for allegedly breaking a mandatory quarantine order after they tested positive for the coronavirus, local officials said Thursday. Jose Antonio Freire Interian, 24, and Yohana Anahi Gonzalez, 27, were arrested Wednesday evening at their Key West apartment and taken to the Stock Island Detention Center, authorities said. The Florida Department of Health in Monroe County had issued an isolation order on July 21 to the pair, instructing them to stay at home for 14 days and wear masks around others, The Miami Herald reported. But neighbors complained that the carefree couple had been breaking the...
  • Teacher’s union president says strikes probable in Texas, Arizona, Florida

    07/29/2020 11:57:53 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 53 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 30 2020 | Jack Hobbs
    The president of the American Federation of Teachers warned Wednesday that strikes due to unsafe working conditions in schools were possible in Texas, Florida and Arizona — all states with high coronavirus infection rates. “If people die while they are educating kids, you eviscerate any credibility that you would have going forward about whether or not a school is safe,” Randi Weingarten told POLITICO. Earlier this month the American Federation of Teachers, which represents over 1.7 million educators, adopted a resolution which demands the only schools that should reopen for in-person instruction should be in places where the infection rate...