Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Trump visits Mexico

Digital Infidelity - Is that a real thing?


My friend Dan.  Making a difference.



The Brief: Could Perry Soon be Dancing With the Stars?

by Alex Samuels | Aug. 30, 2016
Former Gov. Rick Perry campaigns for Ted Cruz in San Antonio a day ahead of Super Tuesday, Feb 29, 2016.

The Big Conversation

Former Gov. Rick Perry may be taking a break from campaigning to bust a move on the dance floor, following reports from an entertainment website that the politician may be joining the next season of "Dancing With the Stars."
As The Dallas Morning News’ Hannah Wise put it, “Perry's is taking the Texas two-step to 'Dancing with the Stars.'” Reports indicate he will be a contestant in the show's 23rd season, slated to premiere on Sept. 12 on ABC. Despite speculation on his involvement with the show's next season, however, Perry has declined to comment.
Although the news will not be officially confirmed until Tuesday morning on ABC's "Good Morning America," EntertainmentTonight reported Monday night that the longest-serving governor in Texas history would be joining the likes of Vanilla Ice,Amber Rose and Olympians Ryan Lochte and Laurie Hernandez
As the Tribune’s Patrick Svitek reports, Perry would not be the first Texas Republican to step on the show's stage. During the show's ninth season, Tom Delay, R-Sugar Land, was set to compete alongside Cheryl Burke. However, the former majority leader of the U.S. House of Representatives suffered foot injuries and left the competition early. 


Donald J. Trump at a Republican presidential debate in March in Detroit. Mr. Trump spent hours with his debate team the past two Sundays, but he said,
Hillary Clinton Piles Up Research in Bid to Needle Donald Trump at First Debate


Mrs. Clinton's team is gathering insights into Mr. Trump's personality to pinpoint weaknesses, but he prefers a freewheeling approach to avoid sounding "scripted or phony."




Huma Abedin, a top Hillary Clinton aide, in Charlotte, N.C., last month.
Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin to Separate After His Latest Sexting Scandal


The former congressman was said to have exchanged sexual messages with a woman last year, four years after a similar scandal cost him his political career.


People evacuating the Crabtree Valley Mall in Raleigh, N.C., on Aug. 13 after loud sounds, still unexplained, were mistaken for gunshots.
Shooting Scares Show a Nation Quick to Fear the Worst


False alarms around the country indicate that Americans are primed, when they hear a loud bang or see signs of panic, to think in terms of mass killings.


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Ohio Man Charged in 27 Drug Overdoses in Five Hours.

by jonathanturley
griggs_1472239736661_45249873_ver1-1.0_640_480Even with a national herion addictions raging, Bruce Lamar Griggs, 22, appears a one-man epidemic. He is charged with heroin distribution in connection to 27 drug overdoses in five hoursin Huntington, West Virginia.


Morocco Charges Nightclub Manager for Selling Alcohol To Muslims

by jonathanturley
UnknownMorocco has long been a country with a significant secular community and the persistent threat from Islamic fundamentalists and Sharia law. A recent case shows how the courts impose ridiculous prosecutions in the name of Islamic values. A nightclub manager has been charged with serving alcohol to Muslims as if a bartender can tell the difference between a Muslim and non-Muslim.


A Look at When and Why Police in Texas Unholster Their Weapons

Little Concrete Data Underpins Police Shooting Debates in Texas


Senator Harry Reid of Nevada campaigning this month with Hillary Clinton in Las Vegas.
Harry Reid Cites Evidence of Russian Tampering in U.S. Vote, and Seeks F.B.I. Inquiry


The Senate minority leader, going beyond public comments by the Obama administration, says that the evidence suggests an intent to "falsify official election results."


Sealy.  I suspect some people were late for work this morning.




Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Sues Waller County Over Gun Ban

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton during a May 25, 2016, press conference.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton during a May 25, 2016, press conference.
Editor's note: This story has been updated with additional comment.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is suing Waller County over its ban on guns at its courthouse.
The suit, filed Monday afternoon in district court in Travis County, centers on a provision of Texas' new open carry law, which took effect in January. The law, which allows Texans with licenses to openly carry handguns, has an exemption prohibiting firearms "on the premises of any government court or offices utilized by the court," unless a written regulation or the individual court authorizes it.
Paxton argues in the suit that the exemption does not apply to the courthouse in Waller County, northwest of Houston, because the building has non-judicial areas like the county clerk's office.
“A local government cannot be allowed to flout Texas’s licensed carry laws, or any state law, simply because it disagrees with the law or doesn’t feel like honoring it,” Paxton said in a statement Tuesday. “I will vigilantly protect and preserve the Second Amendment rights of Texans.”
Waller County District Attorney Elton Mathis said in a statement that his office is confused "as to why [Paxton] is afraid to cooperate with us in our pre-existing suit here in Waller County to have this issue of law quickly and finally resolved in the court system."
Mathis reiterated that Waller County would listen to a court, not Paxton's interpretation of law, in the case.
"We as a county have sought to have the law clarified by the courts (as it should be) to protect the rights and duties of all citizens and now the AG seeks to penalize another branch of government for not bowing to big government and his interpretation of the law," Mathis said. "We respect the laws as written by the Legislature, and ultimately we will respect the court system and the judges that were elected to make these decisions without the influence of politics and special interest groups."
Officials in Austin have a similar view about the state capital's city hall. In July, Paxton suedAustin over its ban of handguns at the building.
The Waller County issue began when Terry Holcomb Sr. saw a sign in May prohibiting guns at the courthouse. Waller County sued Holcomb, founder and executive director of the gun rights group Texas Carry, to settle the issue in a local district court. That lawsuit "is a more appropriate legal avenue for deciding Mr. Holcomb's rights and then county's rights under the relevant laws," Dorsey said in an Aug. 29 letter. Holcomb's group has challenged dozens of county governments over firearm bans. 
"Some of them agreed with me. Some of them didn't," Holcomb said. "The ones that didn't agree with me said 'you know, we'll just let the process play out.' And that was no problem. Absolutely the right way to handle it. Well, Waller County, when they got my letter, decided that they were going to sue a citizen."
Holcomb, a resident of San Jacinto County, said that after he filed a complaint with Paxton's office, Waller County sued in an attempt to bully him. Holcomb said his fight is more about the First Amendment than the Second Amendment.
"Regardless of where we sit on the gun issue, it's good that we can agree and disagree on this issue," he said. "And it's good that the courts have a venue to handle these type of legal battles, but to sue a citizen, the repercussions of that are far reaching."
Since March, Paxton's office has sent 18 letters to cities and counties after people complained about signs that banned handguns from premises or buildings.
"When uncooperative governments post signs to ban Texas citizens from carrying where it is legal, they are breaking the law and infringing on Texans' Second Amendment rights," a note reads on the attorney general's website.
The note says citizens may file complaints against government entities that post signs prohibiting weapons in places where licenses holders are allowed to carry. Citizens should contact the attorney general's office if the local entity doesn't resolve the violation within three days, the note says.
Read more of the Tribune's related coverage:
Paxton Sues to Get Guns Into Austin City Hall – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in July announced a lawsuit against the city of Austin in Travis County district court, trying to force the city to comply with his reading of the state's open carry law and let license holders openly carry handguns in city hall.




Donald J. Trump at a campaign event in Everett, Wash., on Tuesday.
Donald Trump to Visit Mexico After More Than a Year of Mocking It


Mr. Trump will make the trip on Wednesday to speak with President Enrique Peña Nieto, hours before he gives a speech on immigration.

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