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  • Who Is Dolly Gee, the Judge Deciding the Fate of Trump’s Executive Order?(about Flores order)

    06/22/2018 5:54:56 AM PDT · by sickoflibs
    nytimes(New York Times) ^ | June 21, 2018 | Tim Arango
    LOS ANGELES — Judge Dolly M. Gee has called the treatment of immigrant children in detention “deplorable” in a legal opinion. She has castigated the federal government for “fear mongering” when it argued that the detention of migrant families at the border was a necessary deterrent. And that was during the Obama administration. (clip) The Trump administration, in issuing the executive order, is expected to ask the federal courts to alter a 1997 consent decree known as the Flores settlement that limits the detention of migrant families to no more than 20 days. Right now we have the lawful authority...
  • McCain’s Staff Director Urged IRS to Engage in “Financially Ruinous” Targeting

    06/22/2018 5:37:25 AM PDT · by libstripper · 17 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 21,2018 | Judicial Watch Staff
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released newly obtained internal IRS documents, including material revealing that Sen. John McCain’s former staff director and chief counsel on the Senate Homeland Security Permanent Subcommittee, Henry Kerner, urged top IRS officials, including then-director of exempt organizations Lois Lerner, to “audit so many that it becomes financially ruinous.” Kerner was appointed by President Trump as Special Counsel for the United States Office of Special Counsel.
  • Amnesty Kaput! Ryan and the Retiring Boehner Boys Crestfallen!!

    06/22/2018 4:57:13 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 25 replies
    Trump puts and end to the Oligarchy's Amnesty plans! No payoff to their donors while they head for the door! Trump: Republicans should stop wasting their time on Immigration until after we elect more Senators and Congressmen/women in November. Dems are just playing games, have no intention of doing anything to solves this decades old problem. We can pass great legislation after the Red Wave! Trump: Elect more Republicans in November and we will pass the finest, fairest and most comprehensive Immigration Bills anywhere in the world. Right now we have the dumbest and the worst. Dems are doing nothing...
  • New Jersey AG Attacks Right to buy Gun Parts & Learn How to Make Guns

    06/22/2018 4:33:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 13 June, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Guns have been made by individuals as long as there have been guns. In the United States, it has always been legal to own the means of production to make your own guns. It has always been legal to make your own. Hobbyists have been making firearms as long as the United States has existed. The national war on the Second Amendment started in the 1930's. Passed in 1934, the National Firearms Act required a license to make some guns for commercial sale. A federal tax stamp was required to own short barreled rifles and shotguns, and guns that can...
  • Antifa Shares Names and Photos of 1,600 ICE Employees

    06/22/2018 2:58:19 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 33 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 6/20/2018
    A Twitter account linked to the Nebraska branch of Antifa has tweeted out a list of ICE employees compiled from LinkedIn. The anti-fascist organization shared a link on Tuesday that includes names, photos, job titles, cities and links to ICE employees' LinkedIn profiles. “Some enterprising hero archived the ICE employees listed on LinkedIn,” said the tweet from Nebraska Antifa, which claims to share news on trap hunting fascists and racists in Nebraska, Iowa and Kansas. The document was originally compiled by Twitter user Sam Lavigne, who claimed to have “scraped LinkedIn for people that work for ICE.” Lavigne’s original post...
  • SEC judge appointments unconstitutional, U.S. high court says

    06/21/2018 10:16:14 PM PDT · by blueplum · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | 21 Jun 2018 | Andrew Chung
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court gave presidents more control over key jobs in federal agencies on Thursday, ruling that the way the Securities and Exchange Commission selected in-house judges who enforce investor protection laws violated the U.S. Constitution. The justices agreed with President Donald Trump’s administration that the SEC, in having low-level staff install administrative law judges, infringed upon powers given to the president in the U.S. Constitution’s “appointments clause” regarding the filling of certain federal posts. The ruling could reverberate through the federal government, which has nearly 2,000 administrative law judges who....
  • THE REAL CHILD ABUSERS OF BORDER INSECURITY

    06/21/2018 10:06:59 PM PDT · by TBP · 4 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | June 21, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    What the media has been falsely calling President Trump’s family separation policy began with Hollywood actor Ed Asner’s housekeeper and a lawsuit by the ACLU during the Reagan administration. The issue was child trafficking. Teenage girls were being smuggled into the United States. Some were being sent on to their illegal alien family members in the United States. Others were being sent to the United States as cheap labor or being trafficked for prostitution. People purporting to be family members might show up asking for them to be released into their custody. And immigration authorities were faced with a horrible...
  • David Hogg strolling NYC with armed bodyguards.

    06/21/2018 9:20:37 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 49 replies
    Gun Free Zone ^ | June 20, 2018 | Sean Di Somma
  • Has the West the will to survive?

    06/21/2018 8:13:50 PM PDT · by Mariner · 50 replies
    WND ^ | June 21st, 2018 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    “If you’re … pathetically weak, the country is going to be overrun with millions of people, and if you’re strong, then you don’t have any heart, that’s a tough dilemma. … I’d rather be strong.” So said President Donald Trump, on issuing his order halting the separation of children from parents caught breaking into the country. Trump’s enemies are celebrating a victory. Yet the issue remains. Under U.S. law, teenagers and tots cannot be detained for more than 20 days and must be held in the least-restrictive facilities. But if the children cannot be separated from the parents as they...
  • McCain’s Subcommittee Staff Director Urged IRS to Engage in “Financially Ruinous” Targeting

    06/21/2018 6:40:50 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 46 replies
    Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released newly obtained internal IRS documents, including material revealing that Sen. John McCain’s former staff director and chief counsel on the Senate Homeland Security Permanent Subcommittee, Henry Kerner, urged top IRS officials, including then-director of exempt organizations Lois Lerner, to “audit so many that it becomes financially ruinous.” Kerner was appointed by President Trump as Special Counsel for the United States Office of Special Counsel.
  • U.S. centers force migrant children to take drugs: lawsuit

    06/21/2018 6:25:33 PM PDT · by Mariner · 26 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | June 21st, 2018 | Andrew Hay
    (Reuters) - Immigrant children are being routinely and forcibly given a range of psychotropic drugs at U.S. government-funded youth shelters to manage their trauma after being detained and in some cases separated from parents, according to a lawsuit. Children held at facilities such as the Shiloh Treatment Center in Texas are almost certain to be administered the drugs, irrespective of their condition, and without their parents' consent, according to the lawsuit filed by the Los Angeles-based Center for Human Rights & Constitutional Law. The Shiloh center, which specializes in services for children and youths with behavioral and emotional problems, did...
  • Going shopping? N.J. wants to impose fees on bags, but critics say it won't stop littering

    06/21/2018 3:54:51 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 24 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | June 21, 2018 | Michael Sol Warren
    In the battle against litter in the Garden State, plastic bags have been public enemy number one. Several municipalities, mostly along the Shore, have acted on their own to limit plastic bag use either through fees or bans. But for years, efforts for statewide regulation of the bags has failed to gain traction. Now, state lawmakers have decided that it is time to move forward. A new fee on plastic and paper shopping bags is being pushed through the state legislature: The bill cleared budget committees in both the Assembly and Senate on Tuesday and could be passed as early...
  • As Gov. Brown ponders a California Supreme Court vacancy, another appointee defies expectations

    06/21/2018 3:51:56 PM PDT · by NRx · 7 replies
    LA Times ^ | 06-01-2018 | Maura Dolan
    ...Four years after her swearing-in, the Los Angeles County native and former U.S. Supreme Court practitioner has become the most unpredictable of Gov. Jerry Brown’s three appointees on the seven-member court. She is more likely than her Democratic colleagues to vote with the Republican appointees because of her “inherently lawyerly caution,” eschewing sharp shifts in the law, said Kirk C. Jenkins, an appellate lawyer who studies and writes about the court. Colleagues describe her as meticulous, hewing to the precise text of laws and ruling as narrowly as possible out of concern that a result in one case could have...
  • N.J. Democrats are battling over budget because Murphy wants to be president, top Republican says

    06/21/2018 3:45:56 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 12 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | June 21, 2018 | S.P. Sullivan
    A top Republican state lawmaker says there's a reason Gov. Phil Murphy is battling with his fellow Democrats over the state budget: He's planning to run for president. State Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick said Murphy has to be talking to a "national audience" as he continues to push of this tax hikes despite opposition from top state lawmakers who hail from his own party. "He must be talking to somebody," Bramnick, R-Union, said during a news conference with top New Jersey Republicans in Trenton on Thursday morning to highlight the budget fight.
  • America Is Over, But I Won’t See It Go Without An Epic Fight

    06/21/2018 2:31:09 PM PDT · by Mafe · 110 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 21, 2018 | Jesse Kelly
    Close your eyes and imagine holding someone’s scalp in your hands. I don’t mean cradling his skull as you thousand-yard-stare at his lifeless face. I mean a real scalp, Indian-style, of some enemy you just killed on the battlefield; somebody you hated and who hated you back. You killed him, won the day, carved off the top of his skull, and now you’re standing over him victorious on the now-quiet field of battle, with a quiet breeze blowing through your hair. Your adrenaline is still pumping with that primal feeling of victory and the elation of having survived when others...
  • Illegal Immigration, Internment Camps, and Useful Idiots

    06/21/2018 1:57:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    American Spectator ^ | June 21, 2018 | by David Catron
    Laura Bush needs a remedial course in history and immigration policy. The Bush family has a famously adversarial relationship with English. It became clear this week that at least one of them is also illiterate where U.S. history and immigration policy are concerned. This was demonstrated when former First Lady Laura Bush took to the pages of the Washington Post to denounce President Trump for enforcing a statute signed into law by her own husband, George W. Bush. Even worse, she compared the HHS facilities where the children of illegal immigrants are briefly housed to the infamous internment camps where...
  • Climate Change Sparked the Border Migration Crisis

    06/21/2018 11:39:46 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | June 21, 2018 | by TANYA BASU
    One factor causing migrants to risk everything - even potentially losing their children - to travel through the heat of summer in the dangerous desert and towards the barbed wire fences and tent cities springing up just south of the United States border: climate change. Many of the migrants being detained here now hail from what's referred variously as the Dry Corridor or the Northern Triangle, which consists of the three countries immediately south of Mexico: Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. The United Nations published a report in June 2016 that described the depth of the food insecurity crisis in...
  • Trump’s Judicial Nominees Now Under Threat From... Guess Who?

    06/21/2018 11:15:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/21/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    President Trump has now energized voters in both parties to levels not seen in decades as the midterm elections approach. On the GOP side, voter enthusiasm even exceeds the levels reported before the red wave of 2010, and one of the main reasons Republican voters cite is the progress being made on judicial appointments. When it was announced that Congress would need to hang around for most of the August recess and continue working, processing nominations was a key factor in that decision.But now somebody might be putting the brakes on the nominee confirmation process and it’s not even...
  • Supreme Court rules states can collect sales tax for online purchases nationwide

    06/21/2018 9:54:25 AM PDT · by Poison Pill · 141 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/21/2018 | Bill Mears
    Online shoppers could find costs going up after the Supreme Court did away Thursday with a decades-old precedent limiting the ability of states to collect sales tax on certain out-of-state Internet purchases. The 5-4 ruling called the current rules “unsound and incorrect.”
  • Austin City Council members to get a firsthand glance at Tornillo’s ‘tent city’

    06/21/2018 8:45:20 AM PDT · by Jonx6 · 12 replies
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | Posted: 8:35 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2018 | By Philip Jankowski - American-Statesman Staff
    El Paso — Outfitted with his Canon camera and a telephoto lens, Austin Mayor Steve Adler got his first look at the burgeoning “tent city” of Tornillo on Wednesday evening. The brief glance came a day ahead of a scheduled protest at the Tornillo port of call along the Mexican border, where Adler, nearly the entire Austin City Council and mayors from across the nation will protest the practice of separating immigrant children from their family members who illegally cross the U.S. border. On Wednesday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to end the separations — part of his...