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  • Biden opens secret amnesty door, swamping border facilities

    11/21/2022 7:50:56 AM PST · by Red Badger · 45 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 21, 2022 09:32 AM | by Paul Bedard, Washington Secrets Columnist |
    The Biden administration, desperate to mute headlines about record illegal immigrant crossings, has secretly started a new system to let in potential lawbreakers that also puts them on a fast track to legal status. The program amounts to an amnesty ticket and preselects some of those caught up in Mexico’s immigration controls. Word of the program has spread like wildfire, swamping border camps involved in the program, according to a report by immigration expert Todd Bensman with the Center for Immigration Studies. In his report, shared with Secrets Monday, Bensman said, “Thousands are hearing about this new legal way in...
  • Mexico arrests 9/11 suspect

    06/21/2005 10:26:22 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 125 replies · 4,960+ views
    Agence France-Presse | June 22, 2005
    Mexico arrested Amer Haykel, a British man of Arab extraction, sought by US authorities in connection with the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, the Attorney General's office (PGR) said on Tuesday. Haykel was arrested in Todo Santos, a town in the northeastern Mexican state of Baja California, officials said. "The PGR arrested... Haykel, whom US authorities have linked to extremist groups presumably involved in the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York," the office said in a statement. Officials said Haykel was arrested at the Todo Santos fire department, following "investigative and intelligence work and...
  • UK terror suspect in Mexico is simply a tourist (Amer Haykel released)

    06/22/2005 7:57:50 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 6 replies · 779+ views
    Reuters | June 22, 2005
    MEXICO CITY, June 22 (Reuters) - A man arrested in Mexico and named as a key terrorism suspect with possible links to the Sept. 11 attackers, is in fact a tourist who poses no security risk, red-faced Mexican authorities said on Wednesday. The attorney general's office set bells ringing on Tuesday when it announced it had detained Lebanese-born British citizen Amer Haykel at a fire station in the state of Baja California Sur in cooperation with U.S. authorities. It said Haykel was wanted in the United States and was "linked to extremist groups presumably involved in the Sept. 11,...
  • Bernie Sanders: I Don’t Accept Democrats Spending Contributed to Inflation

    10/16/2022 8:31:18 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/16/2022 | Pam Key
    Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he did not accept the Biden administration and Democrats in Congress spending as a reason for inflation. Anchor Chuck Todd said, “Do you accept the criticism the American Rescue Plan in 2021 contributed to inflation issue we’re dealing with right now.” Sanders said, “No, I don’t. Inflation, I’m sure you know, Chuck is an international problem. In Germany, it is 10%. U.K., it is 10%. Canada it is 7% inflation globally is caused by the pandemic and the break in supply chains. It is caused by, in my...
  • Exiled Nicaraguan journalist Berta Valle ‘terrified’ by Russian troops in Central America

    10/12/2022 7:44:50 PM PDT · by bitt · 38 replies
    nypost ^ | 10/6/2022 | JENNIFER GOULD
    An exiled Nicaraguan journalist says she fears a growing presence of Russsian troops in her homeland as the country grows increasingly isolated on the world stage. Berta Valle — wife of imprisoned Nicaraguan opposition leader and presidential candidate Felix Maradiaga — told The Post on Monday that Nicaraguans are “terrified” of dictator Daniel Ortega’s decision to welcome Russian soldiers to the Central American country after seeing what they’ve done in Ukraine. “Ortega invited the Russian military into Nicaragua. Publicly, he says Russia is supporting the military training of the Nicaraguan military. But we are terrified, because our country is hosting...
  • Poll: Majority in US see relations with adversaries souring

    10/11/2022 6:21:00 AM PDT · by devane617 · 21 replies
    yahoo ^ | 10/11/2022
    A majority of U.S. adults expect America's relations with foreign adversaries like Russia and North Korea to grow more hostile, according to a new poll, a major shift in public opinion from four years ago under President Donald Trump. Two years into the Biden administration, 60% of U.S. adults say relations with adversaries will get worse, up from 26% four years ago at the same point in the Trump administration, according to the poll from the Pearson Institute and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Just 21% say relationships with allies will deteriorate, down from 46% then. In...
  • Nicaragua's Ortega Calls Catholic Church 'Perfect Dictatorship'

    10/05/2022 6:32:16 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    UCANews ^ | 9/29/22 | AFP
    Church in the country has been under increasing pressure since being accused of backing anti-government protests in 2018Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega on Wednesday called the Catholic Church a "perfect dictatorship" for not allowing members to elect the pope and other authority figures. In the Church, "everything is imposed, it's a perfect dictatorship, it's a perfect tyranny," he said, amidst ongoing tensions between his government and the religious institution. "If they are going to be democratic, let them start with Catholics voting for the pope, for cardinals, for bishops," he said during a televised speech to mark the 43rd anniversary of...
  • Hard questions come in wake of suicide (Disgraced Former S.J. Mercury News Reporter)

    12/16/2004 1:21:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies · 1,891+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | Thu, Dec. 16, 2004 | Scott Herhold
    After any suicide, survivors feel guilty. Was there a way it could have been avoided? Was there something we could have said or done to change such a terrible end? Most of the time, the rational answer is no. People kill themselves because of depression that we can't fully understand, let alone heal. Yet we're still haunted, particularly if the person committing suicide distinguished himself doing what we do. Even more so if there's history. That was the case with Gary Webb, the ex-investigative reporter for the Mercury News.
  • Gary Webb's Final Days ("Dark Alliance" disgraced journo)

    01/26/2005 12:58:01 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 10 replies · 615+ views
    E&P/Yahoo ^ | Tue Jan 25, 6:34 PM ET | Joe Strupp
    Gary Webb's Final Days Tue Jan 25, 6:34 PM ET NEW YORK As with nearly every suicide, there is far more to the death of Gary Webb than meets the eye. Although his downward spiral following his departure from the San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News provides a pat story line, the devil is really in the details -- and extends to a wide range of family and health issues, as well as a stolen motorcycle. In fact, after spending several years away from full-time journalism, Webb was beginning to stage a comeback in late 2004. But then a series of...
  • Obituary: Gary Webb, Prize-Winning Investigative Reporter (Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wounds)

    12/12/2004 9:49:05 AM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 71 replies · 3,770+ views
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | 12/12/04 | Sam Stanton and Sandy Louey
    Gary Webb, a prize-winning investigative journalist whose star-crossed career was capped with a controversial newspaper series linking the CIA to the crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles, died Friday of self-inflicted gunshot wounds, officials said. Mr. Webb, 49, was found dead in his Carmichael home Friday morning of gunshot wounds to the head, the Sacramento County Coroner's Office said Saturday. He left a note, but officials would not disclose its contents.
  • Brazil election: Why it matters so much to the US

    09/21/2022 7:48:10 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 50 replies
    BBC News ^ | September 21, 2021 | Mariana Sanches
    In less than two weeks, one of the world's biggest democracies will hold what many are describing as its most important presidential election in years. The US has been watching this vote in Brazil closely. Why? There aren't many issues that staunch opponents in Washington ever agree on. But they are united on this. "This is going to be one of the most intense and dramatic elections in the 21st Century," former Trump aide Steve Bannon tells the BBC. "The fate of Brazil's democracy and of US relations with Brazil will be decided in the upcoming election," says Senator Patrick...
  • Vociferous criticism of the Pope for silence in the face of evil

    08/22/2022 4:19:09 PM PDT · by Gillibrand1 · 6 replies
    Cathcon ^ | 22/8/2022 | CG
    On Friday, the anti-government Bishop Rolando Alvarez was arrested in Nicaragua. Now there is growing criticism that Pope Francis has not yet taken a clear position on the case. While the police cordoned off the area outside, Bishop Rolando Alvarez and some of his companions celebrated Mass in his church in Matagalpa. The encirclement of the Nicaraguan government critic lasted more than two weeks. His fate caused an international sensation. A picture of him on his knees praying for mercy for the armed police officers went around the world. On Friday, the regime finally struck:
  • News Summary Intelligence Report Friday 8/19/2022 Newsdump Friday Wall Street Moves Down, Facebook Censors Top Vax Critic, Biden Administration Upset By Israeli Raids, Turkish President Says US Supports Middle East Terrorists Unrest

    08/19/2022 8:31:05 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 8/19/2022 | Nextrush/Self
    President Trump post on his Truth Social Media today saying legal action is coming in response to the FBI raid on his home... In Grand Rapids, Michigan today the defense resting its case at the federal retrial of two men accused of being involved in a plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer... Here in Pennsylvania Republican candidate for Governor State Senator Doug Mastriano taking aim at his Democrat opponent state Attorney General Josh Shapiro.... Summing up Shapiro Mastriano said: "the guy's a loser"... Joe Biden announcing more military support for Ukraine... Wall Street moving sharply downwards today... Russian energy...
  • Nicaraguan Regime Orders the Closure of Radio Stations

    08/18/2022 6:27:14 AM PDT · by Ebenezer · 20 replies (Spanish-language news brief) ^ | August 17, 2022 |
    (Translation) Through the Nicaraguan Telecommunications and Mail Institute (Telcor), President Daniel Ortega's regime canceled the broadcast license of three other radio stations, for a total of thirteen so far in August, the affected [stations] announced. As the EFE news agency reported, the closed radio stations are Sky and La Guarachera, both owned by exiled journalist Anibal Toruño, and Radio San Carlos, from liberal former San Carlos Mayor Silvio Linarte, who is also in exile. Both Sky, which aired in the Department (Province) of León, as well as La Guarachera, which covered Chinandega, both in northwestern Nicaragua, belonged to Toruño and...
  • Californians asked to cut power use as extreme heat approaches

    08/17/2022 12:08:54 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 87 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | August 17, 2022 | By Brendan O'Brien and Scott DiSavino
    (Reuters) -Californians were urged to ratchet down the use of electricity in their homes and businesses on Wednesday as a wave of extreme heat settles over much of the state, stretching tight power supplies to their breaking point. Temperatures in the most populous state are forecast to climb to well above 100 Fahrenheit (38 Celsius) during the afternoon. The extreme conditions are the latest sign of the impact of climate change in the U.S. West, where wildfires and severe drought have emerged as a growing threat. As spells of excessive heat become more frequent, the strain on power and water...
  • Bianca Jagger tells Pope not to abandon his bishops and priests

    08/16/2022 11:05:55 AM PDT · by Gillibrand1 · 21 replies
    Cathcon ^ | 16/082022 | CG
    "Few things are as deafening as silence" Bianca Jagger, Mexico's ex-President Felipe Calderon and Pulitzer Prize winner, Andres Oppenheimer criticise Pope Francis for not commenting on recent events in Nicaragua. There, dictator Daniel Ortega has closed down Catholic radio stations and placed a bishop under house arrest.
  • Nicaraguan Regime Keeps Catholic Bishop Under House Arrest

    08/15/2022 7:13:49 AM PDT · by Ebenezer · 5 replies (Spanish-language news brief) ^ | August 15, 2022 |
    (Translation) Eleven days after being placed under house arrest at the Bishop's Palace by the National Police, Nicaraguan Bishop Rolando Álvarez, a critic of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, called on the Catholic faithful via Facebook to pray for his release. The bishop, five priests, three seminarians, and two laypeople remain held in the bishop's residence since August 4 accused by police of supposedly attempting to organize "violent groups". This is the most recent in [a series of] clashes between the Catholic Church and the Ortega regime which have spanned 43 years.
  • Nicaraguan Police Place Catholic Bishop, Priests Under House Arrest

    08/10/2022 6:32:36 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 8/8/22 | Diego Lopez Marina
    Matagalpa, Nicaragua, Aug 8, 2022 / 15:20 pm The regime of President Daniel Ortega has ordered police in Nicaragua to launch an investigation into the Catholic bishop of Matagalpa, who they have detained for allegedly trying to "organize violent groups" to destabilize the government. Bishop Rolando José Álvarez, who was placed under house arrest and threatened with prison, has been openly critical of the abuses and human rights violations being committed by the Sandinista regime. In a press release published Aug. 5, the Nicaraguan national police accused high-ranking leaders of the Catholic Church in Matagalpa, and Álvarez in particular, of...
  • Nicaraguans Denounce ‘Scandalous Silence’ of Pope Francis as Communists Attack Churches, Silence Catholic Radio

    08/06/2022 8:27:40 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 4, 2022 | John Hayward
    Nicaraguans Denounce ‘Scandalous Silence’ of Pope Francis as Communists Attack Churches, Silence Catholic RadioNicaraguan Catholics are reportedly increasingly upset at Pope Francis for remaining silent as the oppressive Communist regime of dictator Daniel Ortega shuts down Catholic radio stations and sends goon squads to harass protesters.“Ortega-Murillo’s brutal assault on Catholic clergy, radio facilities and community members in Sebaco is another blow to religious freedom in Nicaragua as well as to the freedom of expression. How can men and women in uniform – many of them people of faith – carry out such orders?” said Undersecretary of State for Western Hemisphere...
  • What ever happened to Terry Reed

    12/05/2004 12:06:15 PM PST · by al baby · 13 replies · 906+ views
    Today | Al Baby
    The Wall Street Journal The most credible aspect of Mr. Reed's book is that it was not written with Whitewater in mind. He wrote the book Compromised Compromised is the true story of the Faustian pact that Bill Clinton made as governor of Arkansas. It tells how his unbridled political ambitions and his pledge to create jobs for Arkansas led him to compromise his ideals in exchange for support for his presidential candidacy in 1992. By selling out politically to the Reagan-Bush administration, by giving the Agency free rein to operate a secret training base near the tiny western Arkansas...