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12 February 2019 - Dinner News

In accordance with the Executive Order, the US can now freeze his assets.  Wouldn’t it be neat to build the wall with it?



El Chapo found guilty CNN ^ | 02-12-2019 | By Meg Wagner, Brian Ries and Amanda Wills, CNN 

Posted on 2/12/2019, 10:05:33 AM by Responsibility2nd

The near-mythical drug lord now faces life in prison

Jurors heard more than 200 hours of testimony from 56 witnesses (though notably not from Guzmán himself) over the course of the roughly two-and-a-half-month trial in Brooklyn

It included testimony from a fellow cartel member who claimed that Guzmán once paid a $100 million bribe to former Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.  

Guzman, 61, will be sentenced on June 25. He faces the possibility of life in prison.


Here's the full list of counts:

Engaging in a Continuing Criminal EnterpriseInternational Cocaine, Heroin, Methamphetamine and Marijuana Manufacture and Distribution ConspiracyCocaine Importation ConspiracyCocaine Distribution ConspiracyInternational Distribution of CocaineInternational Distribution of CocaineInternational Distribution of CocaineInternational Distribution of CocaineUse of FirearmsConspiracy to Launder Narcotics Proceeds

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On Tuesday Ted Cruz called on the US Senate to pass the El Chapo act.

The Hill reported:

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Tuesday urged fellow senators to take swift action in passing his bill to make Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán and other drug lords pay for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. “America’s justice system prevailed today in convicting Joaquín Guzmán Loera, aka El Chapo, on all 10 counts,” Cruz tweeted shortly after Guzmán was convicted on all counts in New York City on charges including narcotics trafficking, using a firearm in furtherance of his drug crimes and participating in a money laundering conspiracy. “It’s time to pass my EL CHAPO Act. I urge my Senate colleagues to take swift action on this crucial legislation,” he added. https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/02/ted-cruz-calls-on-senate-to-pass-el-chapo-law-to-fund-trump-border-wall/

Beto’s Amusing Little Rally: Ryan Saavedra tweet and video: Trump rally: Crowd chants, "USA! USA! USA!" Beto rally: Mexican music is played in Spanish (Dagny:  The Mexican music was played by really fat women all dressed in blue.  Click the link to hear and see it for yourself.) https://twitter.com/RealSaavedra/status/1095159869764562944




Beto was in a baseball diamond. Trump had a Coliseum and a huge parking lot. 





The Trump campaign played Trump's rally on the big screen behind Beto O'Rourke as O'Rourke gave his speech In this clip, you can see Trump coming out on stage to give his speech: https://twitter.com/RealSaavedra/status/1095172273911226368 At times Beto had to stop because of the roar of the crowd at Trump’s rally.

Was This a Setup? Unhinged Man in Trump MAGA Hat Attacks Media at El Paso Rally — More: Tag Was Still on His Hat (VIDEO) 



Monday night at the Trump border rally in El Paso, Texas an unhinged man in a Trump MAGA hat rushed the media platform. The Washington Examiner reported: The unidentified man ran down a set of stairs in the press section in the El Paso County Coliseum and jumped onto a platform where cameras were recording …

In 2016 the left was notorious for sending in goons to Trump rallies to beat heads. They even had a name for it — bird-dogging.

James O’Keefe revealed this tactic in an undercover investigation.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/02/was-this-a-far-left-setup-unhinged-latino-man-in-trump-maga-hat-attacks-media-at-el-paso-rally-video/


California gives up on the Imaginary Jetsons Train but keeps the money!

During Gov. Gavin Newsom's first State of the State speech Tuesday, he surprised listeners by announcing he would put the quest for high-speed rail connecting San Francisco and Los Angeles championed by his predecessor far on the back burner.Instead, Newsom offered a consolation prize: high-speed rail between Bakersfield and Merced."Let's level about the high-speed rail," Newsom said. "Let's be real, the current project as planned would cost too much and, respectfully, take too long. Right now, there simply isn't a path to get from Sacramento to San Diego, let alone from San Francisco to L.A. I wish there were.”"Abandoning the high-speed rail entirely means we will have wasted billions and billions of dollars with nothing but broken promises... and lawsuits to show for it," Newsom added, explaining he wouldn't want to send the $3.5 billion in federal money the project has been granted back to the Trump administration.

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/central-valley-high-speed-rail-merced-bakersfield-13610732.php


Calfornia Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) just announced in his State of the State address to the legislature that he’s giving up on statewide high-speed rail from Sacramento to San Diego:

And he plans on keeping the $3.5 billion grant given to the state during the Obama administration https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2019/02/12/holy-crap-calif-is-abandoning-statewide-high-speed-rail-gov-newsom-vows-to-keep-3-5-billion-in-federal-funds/


New York is also in trouble, and comes hat in hand to Trump for money…. Awww...

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo airs 'SALT' concerns with Trump WashTimes ^ | 2-12-2018 | Tom Howell 

Posted on 2/12/2019, 3:34:03 PM by tcrlaf

President Trump listened to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo complain Tuesday about a provision in the GOP tax overhaul that’s walloping higher earners in the Empire State, the White House said, but the president feels the Democratic governor should consider slashing state taxes as a path to relief. 


Blue states like Mr. Cuomo’s still aren’t happy with a $10,000 limit — known as the SALT cap — the Republican tax bill imposed on the amount of state and local taxes filers can deduct from their federal tax bill. 


The federal deduction tends to be more relevant to higher-tax states like New York and New Jersey, where upper-income earners are more likely to take advantage of writing the taxes off on their federal returns. 


Mr. Trump heard the governor out in a private meeting at the White House, though said GOP reforms are a net benefit to the U.S. economy while places like New York need to change course. 


“The president reiterated the negative impact that high taxes in states like New York have on hardworking families and job creators,” said Deputy White House Press Secretary Judd Deere

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Yes! Make the Dems choose between the Green Deal and their sane proportion of voters…. Democrat Civil War!


Mitch McConnell is going to force the Senate to vote on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal CNBC ^

Posted on 2/12/2019, 4:46:04 PM by Red in Blue PA

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that the Senate would vote on the Green New Deal introduced last week by Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. 

"I've noted with great interest the Green New Deal, and we're going to be voting on that in the Senate to give everybody an opportunity to go on record," McConnell told reporters. 

The bill, which is not expected to pass the Republican-dominated upper chamber, could force some Democrats to make a politically awkward calculation.

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Ten years ago today Democrat Ilhan Omar married her biological brother.


The liberal media forgot to mention Ilhan was married to her brother.




Power Line reported:

A reader has written us to point out that the Somali website Somalispot posted information last week suggesting Omar’s involvement in marriage and immigration fraud. The post notes that Omar married Ahmed Hirsi in 2002. Hirsi is the father of Omar’s three children. Omar is depicted with Hirsi and their children on Omar’s campaign website here. The post further notes that Omar married her brother Ahmed Nur Said Elmi in 2009, implying that the latter marriage assisted his entry into the United States. Her brother was a British citizen. “As soon as Ilhan Omar married him,” the post continues, “he started university at her [a]lma mater North Dakota State University where he graduated in 2012. Shortly thereafter, he moved to Minneapolis where he was living in a public housing complex and was later evicted. He then returned to the United Kingdom where he now lives.”

Ilhan Omar was elected to be a State Representative for District 60B November 8, 2016 and took her oath on the Quran.


https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/02/ten-years-ago-today-democrat-rep-ilhan-omar-married-her-biological-brother-from-somalia/


Now Trump says new Rep. Ilhan Omar should RESIGN and calls her 'unequivocal' apology 'lame'

Daily Mail UK ^ | February 12, 2019 | Geoff Earle 

Posted on 2/12/2019, 11:27:00 AM by COUNTrecount

Now Trump says new Rep. Ilhan Omar should RESIGN and calls her 'unequivocal' apology 'lame' after Democratic leaders blasted lawmaker for using 'anti-Semitic tropes' 

Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Democrat from Minnesota, is one of two Muslim women elected to Congress 

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Meanwhile The shutdown looms on Friday as President Trump considers a questionable offer from the Democrats…

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