The Amount of Californian’s That Support the Travel Ban Will Surprise You

By The Guardian. Half of Californians support the travel ban on Muslim-majority countries and 59% are in favor of increased deportations, according to a new survey that suggests there are widespread conservative and xenophobic views in one of the most progressive US states.

The poll, conducted by the University of California, Berkeley, found that while a majority of Californians say they broadly support immigrants’ rights and refugees, many also back signature features of Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda in a state that has served as the leader in opposing the president’s policies.

“In this period when immigrants are being attacked, Californians felt that it’s important to increase deportations,” said Olivia Araiza, the director of the Haas Institute’s Blueprint for Belonging Project, which commissioned the survey alongside the polling group Latino Decisions. “Even Californians are sensitive to rhetoric that excludes people.”

The poll was released at a time of intensifying disputes between the Trump administration and the Golden State, which is home to more than 2 million undocumented people, nearly a quarter of all unauthorized immigrants in the US. Last year, the state passed a landmark “sanctuary” law meant to limit local police cooperation with federal immigration authorities, sparking a US justice department lawsuit and mass arrests and raids.

While the state’s urban centers like San Francisco and Los Angeles are known as liberal havens, there are some signs of rightwing rage brewing in certain conservative regions under Trump. (Read more from “The Amount of Californian’s That Support the Travel Ban Will Surprise You” HERE)

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Half of Californians Support Deportations, Muslim Travel Ban, Survey Finds

By Fox News. An overwhelming majority of Californians want to deport more illegal immigrants, and nearly half support President Trump’s travel ban aimed at reducing terrorism, according to a new survey from the University of California at Berkeley’s Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society.

But in reporting the findings of the statewide December 2017 survey, the Haas Institute on Wednesday appeared to put a liberal spin on some of the results.

For example, the headline of its news release reads, “Majority of Californians oppose border wall, support racial inclusion.”

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Democrats’ IT Staffer Just Made a Terrifying Claim of the Power He Has over the White House

The father of a Pakistani tech aide to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., and other House Democrats transferred a USB drive to a Pakistani senator and former head of a Pakistani intelligence agency, according to the father’s former business partner, the Daily Caller News Foundation reported.

Investigators already have concluded the congressional IT aide, Imran Awan, and other family members made “unauthorized access” to House servers while working as highly paid IT administrators for House Democrats until Capitol Police began probing them in early 2017.

In the latest development, the former business partner, Rashid Minhas, said Imran Awan’s father, Haji Ashraf Awan, was giving data to Pakistani official Rehman Malik, reported TheDCNF, which traveled to Faisalabad, Pakistan, for the story.

Minhas said Imran Awan bragged he had the power to “change the U.S. president.” . . .

Pakistan’s Inter-Service Intelligence, the ISI, often has been accused of supporting al-Qaida while also being a target of jihadists. When the U.S. closed in on Osama bin-Laden, the CIA director at the time, Leon Panetta, said he didn’t warn the ISI about the raid because he feared word might leak to the al-Qaida leader. (Read more from “Democrats’ It Staffer Just Made a Terrifying Claim of the Power He Has over the White House” HERE)

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Pelosi Sends Crazy Email: ‘Mueller Fired’

By WND. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is facing criticism for a bizarre email she sent for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee on Friday that said special counsel Robert Mueller had been “fired.”

The email to subscribers was sent just as at least 800 “semi-spontaneous” protests are being coordinated across the U.S., and at least one police commander has warned his officers to keep their riot gear handy in case President Trump fires Mueller. The Pittsburgh commander warned that the move “would result in a large protest within 24 hours” and said the protest “would be semi-spontaneous and more than likely to happen on short notice.”

The subject of Rep. Pelosi’s email was “Mueller FIRED.”

But when recipients clicked on the message, the email itself simply condemned the president based on speculation that he might fire Mueller – not that the president had actually done so.

“I’m so furious I can barely write this email,” she wrote. “President Trump is inches away from firing Robert Mueller and derailing the entire Russia investigation.” (Read more from “Pelosi Sends Crazy Email: ‘Mueller Fired'” HERE)

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Memos Document Comey’s Interactions with Trump

By The Hill. The Department of Justice (DOJ) has handed over to Congress memos written by former FBI Director James Comey, documenting his encounters with President Trump and providing a meticulously detailed, first-hand account of some of the most controversial moments in the Trump presidency.

The memos, obtained by The Hill, document seven conversations Comey had with Trump between January 2017 and April 2017. Four are classified and have been partly redacted, while the remainder are unclassified.

While the major narratives documented in the memos were already publicly known, they provide a few tantalizing new particulars about Trump’s encounters with the president — and have already hardened partisan battle lines on Capitol Hill.

The DOJ, late Thursday, handed over to Congress the 15 pages of contemporaneous notes, which had become something of a holy grail in the controversy over whether the president sought to obstruct justice in the investigation into potential ties between his campaign and Russia.

The three Republican chairmen who forced the release of the memos — Reps. Bob Goodlatte (Va.), Trey Gowdy (S.C.) and Devin Nunes (Calif.) — claimed Thursday that they provide clear evidence that Trump did not seek to obstruct justice in the Russia investigation. (Read more from “Memos Document Comey’s Interactions with Trump” HERE)

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Fresno State Professor Who Bragged She Couldn’t Be Fired Gets Reality Check

By The Daily Wire. On Wednesday, the Fresno State professor who bragged on social media that she couldn’t be fired because she is tenured got a harsh reality check from Fresno State’s Chief Academic Officer (CAO).

During a press conference that was held to address professor Randa Jarrar’s offensive tweets, CAO Dr. Lynnette Zelezny said that tenured employees are not exempt from firing . . .

Clarifying her answer, Zelezny said, “You can be fired. There are certain processes that we have to follow but there are certainly situations where a tenured faculty person can be fired.”

Following the backlash she received online, Jarrar locked her Twitter account and wrote that she is “currently on leave from Fresno State.” (Read more from “Fresno State Professor Who Bragged She Couldn’t Be Fired Gets Reality Check” HERE)
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Fresno State: Tenure Doesn’t Necessarily Protect Professor Who Tweeted About Barbara Bush

By The Fresno Bee. All options are on the table in dealing with the Fresno State professor who called Barbara Bush “an amazing racist” shortly after Bush died at age 92, university President Joseph Castro said Wednesday.

“A professor with tenure does not have blanket protection to say and do what they wish,” he said. “We are all held accountable for our actions.”

Castro declined to comment specifically on how the university may handle Randa Jarrar’s case, citing personnel matters. But he did say the next steps for the university include reviewing all the facts, as well as the faculty’s collective bargaining agreement.

Within an hour after the official announcement that Mrs. Bush died Tuesday at the age of 92., Jarrar took to social media to call the former first lady an “amazing racist” who raised a “war criminal.” Jarrar also expressed no concern that she could be fired or reprimanded for her outspokenness.

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Dem Councilman Tells Mourning Family of Dead Teen WHAT?

By NY Daily News. An Ohio councilman apologized to the family of a teen, who died in a van after calling 911 twice pleading for help, for making insensitive comments during a council meeting.

Cincinnati City Councilman Wendell Young told Kyle Plush’s family members at the meeting Tuesday that “There’s no amount of money that’s going to make you happy.”

“It’s not about the money,” Ron Plush, Kyle’s father, shouted at Young.

“This was the most insensitive thing I’ve ever heard,” said another family fired back. “I’m sorry, you’ve crossed the line.”

The Plush family then stormed out of the meeting as Young continued speaking. (Read more from “Dem Councilman Tells Mourning Family of Dead Teen What?” HERE)

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Wendell Young Apologizes to Kyle Plush’s Family, Tells Mayor Not to Lecture Him

By The Enquirer. Cincinnati City Councilman Wendell Young apologized Wednesday for comments that outraged the family of a teenager who died despite two desperate calls to 911.

Relatives of Kyle Plush stormed out of City Council chambers Tuesday near the end of a six-hour council committee meeting after Young suggested that police officers, 911 operators and other city officials had most likely done the best they could to help Kyle.

Young said the family, which has pressed the city to investigate what went wrong, would get no benefit from “finger pointing” or “witch hunting.” . . .

On Wednesday, Young told The Enquirer and again said during the City Council meeting that he didn’t mean to offend anyone, especially the grieving family.

“I never meant to hurt their feelings. I am sincerely sorry about that,” Young said before the meeting. “I feel bad about what happened. They’re upset, legitimately so with me. I’m sorry about that.” (Read more from “Wendell Young Apologizes to Kyle Plush’s Family, Tells Mayor Not to Lecture Him” HERE)

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State Changes Jail Rules to Accommodate Transgender Inmates. What Could Go Wrong?

By Conservative Tribune. New York City’s jail system recently announced a new policy that will require jail officials to make special accommodations for transgender inmates. . .

The policy — set to take effect within the next six months — will allow transgender inmates to be housed with other inmates of the gender they choose to identify with, meaning men who identify as women could be housed in the women’s jail and women who identify as men could live with male inmates . . .

The new policy stems from a 2016 order issued by de Blasio which directed all city-owned buildings, including schools and recreation centers, to allow individuals to use the single-sex bathrooms or locker rooms of the gender they choose . . .

While all that may sound well and good, what will they say when a female who identifies as a male is summarily raped or otherwise sexually assaulted after being placed in the men’s jail?

Likewise, what will be the liberal media’s reaction once a conniving male rapist inevitably claims to identify as a female and is then placed in the women’s jail? This “solution” offered up by New York City to the “problem” of where to house inmates confused over their gender identity appears to be a big can of worms that is best left unopened. (Read more from “State Changes Jail Rules to Accommodate Transgender Inmates. What Could Go Wrong?” HERE)

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New York City Jails to Accommodate Transgender Inmates

By The New York Journal. Inmates in New York City’s jail system will be housed with fellow inmates of the gender they identify with, officials said Monday.

The announcement by Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio and the city commissioner of human rights means New York will join San Francisco in establishing a policy to accommodate transgender inmates.

“Respecting someone’s gender identity or gender expression is key in making sure that everyone in New York City is living with dignity and respect,” said Carmelyn Malalis, the commissioner of human rights. “The fact that somebody’s incarcerated or not doesn’t really change that.” . . .

Under the new policy, the Department of Correction will house inmates consistent with their gender identity unless the outcome of a federally required safety assessment or the preferences of the inmate require alternative housing. A transgender housing unit is an option for some inmates.

The Department of Correction will have six months to implement the policy. (Read more from “New York City Jails to Accommodate Transgender Inmates” HERE)

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Motorcycle Dealer Gets Last Laugh After City Worker Attacks Vet, Demands Store Remove Flags

When a motorcycle dealership in the military-heavy town of Jacksonville received a warning citation Monday from a city employee whom the manager felt had disrespected the country’s veterans, he didn’t waste any time taking his case to social media . . .

According to First Coast News, the whole incident started that day around noon, when a Jacksonville city employee entered Jaguar Power Sports to deliver a written warning about a flag display on the roof of the building. Besides two United States flags, the building boasted a Jacksonville Jaguars flag and flags representing each branch of the military.

The flags allegedly violated a city code, but it wasn’t just the message that manager Shaun Jackrel objected to. Jackrel and other Jaguar Power Sports employees said the city worker also insulted a veteran who was in the business at the time — a man who had been wounded fighting for the country.

By Wednesday afternoon, that post had received almost 9.5 million views. But by then, its mission had been accomplished.

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry, a former chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, had taken to Twitter by early Monday evening to say the Power Sports flags were safe.

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NYPD Ignored More Than 1,500 Requests to Cooperate with Feds, so Ice Just Took over and Did It Themselves

A six-day ICE operation in New York has led to the arrest of 225 illegal immigrants in the state, many of whom were convicted criminals.

“Operation Keep Safe” ended on Apr. 14 in New York City, Long Island and the Hudson Valley, as U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations arrested the more than 200 who came from several different countries, according to a news release published Tuesday . . .

“More than 80 had been issued a final order of removal and failed to depart the United States, or had been previously removed from the United States and returned illegally,” the press release stated. “Several had prior felony convictions for serious or violent offenses, such as child sex crimes, weapons charges, and assault, or had past convictions for significant or multiple misdemeanors.”

One 56-year-old Haitian national with a manslaughter conviction was arrested in East Elmhurst while several registered sex offenders and others with convictions for raping or sexually abusing minors were also taken into custody. One of the people arrested was a 36-year-old man living in Manhattan who was wanted in the Dominican Republic on murder charges.

Any of the detainees who have outstanding orders of deportation will be immediately deported to their home country, while some of those arrested will be facing federal criminal prosecution for illegal entry into the U.S. or illegal re-entry after initially being deported. Any detainees not being federally prosecuted will be processed administratively to be removed from the U.S. (Read more from “NYPD Ignored More Than 1,500 Requests to Cooperate with Feds, so Ice Just Took over and Did It Themselves” HERE)

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President Trump Finally Breaks Silence on Stormy ‘Con Job’

. . .Trump was responding to a tweet which showed side-by-side images of the sketch with a photo of Daniels and her husband Glendon Crain.

Trump has denied the accusations by Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, and had not spoken publicly about Daniels until Wednesday morning when he tweeted in response to an unverified account, calling the person in the sketch a “nonexistent man.”

Daniels, who has alleged that she had an affair with the president more than a decade ago, released the drawing on ABC’s “The View” Tuesday in what co-host Meghan McCain questioned as a publicity stunt. The adult film actress claimed the man in the sketch threatened her in 2011 to remain quiet about her encounter with Trump.

The drawing generated a major response on social media as many speculated about the how the man in the sketch resembled New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady or actor Willem Dafoe, among others.

‘Welcome to the playing field,’ Daniels’ lawyer, Michael Avenatti, tweeted in response to Trump, taking a dig at his personal attorney, Michael Cohen who had his home and offices raided by the FBI over a week ago. Cohen had admitted to paying Daniels $130,000 in 2016 to be quiet about the alleged affair with Trump. (Read more from “President Trump Finally Breaks Silence on Stormy ‘Con Job’” HERE)

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Bump Stock Inventor’s Company Shutting down Its Website and Will Cease Taking Orders Next Month

Slide Fire Solutions based out of Moran, Texas has announced it is shutting down its website and will cease taking orders for the product it invented and manufactures: bump stocks.

In a statement on its website, Slide Fire said, “On Sunday, May 20, 2018 at midnight CDT, Slide Fire will cease taking orders for its products and shut down its website. Orders places prior to May 20th, 2018 will all be processed and shipped. We thank you for your support.”

The bump stock firearm accessory gained national attention after it was utilized during a mass murder in Las Vegas last fall. A bump stock device is used to increase the firing rate of semi-automatic weapons.

Shortly after the killings, the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence teamed up with Las Vegas law firm Eglet Prince to announce a class-action lawsuit against manufacturers, marketers and sellers of bump stocks; Slide Fire was included as a defendant.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives gave Slide Fire the go-ahead to produce bump stocks in 2010, in light of the fact that the agency has no authority over firearm accessories. But in the aftermath of the Las Vegas murders, the NRA raised eyebrows by expressing their support in regulating bump stocks. The ATF is currently exploring options for banning the devices. (Read more from “Bump Stock Inventor’s Company Shutting down Its Website and Will Cease Taking Orders Next Month” HERE)

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