White House Blames GOP For Illegal Immigrant Killing San Francisco Woman

Nothing is ever the fault of the Obama administration.

Via The Hill

The White House on Monday defended its immigration policies and blasted Republicans following the killing of a San Francisco woman — allegedly by an undocumented immigrant.

When asked if the case was a failure of the administration’s enforcement policies, White House press secretary Josh Earnest chided Republicans for blocking a bipartisan immigration bill that would have boosted funding for border security.

“I recognize that people want to play politics with this,” Earnest said. “The fact is the president has done everything within his power to make sure that we’re focusing our law enforcement resources on criminals and those who pose a threat to public safety.”

Kathryn Steinle, 32, was shot and killed Wednesday at a popular tourist destination in San Francisco. The suspect, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, had multiple felony convictions and had been deported five times to Mexico.

Earnest faulted the “political efforts of Republicans” for blocking “the kind of investment that we would like to make in securing our border and keeping our communities safe.”

The spokesman refused to comment on the details of the case, but he pointed to Obama’s executive actions on immigration launched last fall, which instructed the Department of Homeland Security to prioritize the deportation of people who are considered “public safety threats.”

“We have started to make changes in terms of structuring and staffing … to ensure that our law enforcement efforts are focused on felons and not on families,” he said. “These efforts would be significantly augmented had Republicans not blocked common sense immigration reform.”

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Eric Holder To Return To Law Firm That Defended Gitmo Terrorists…

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Defending terrorists, his true passion.

Via Reuters

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will return as a partner at the law firm he had left to become the nation’s top law enforcement official, his new employer said in a statement.

Holder, who led the Justice Department from 2009 to 2015 and was one of President Barack Obama’s longest-serving cabinet members, will return to Covington & Burling, where he was previously a partner from 2001 to 2009, the law firm said.

At Covington & Burling’s Washington DC office, Holder will focus on complex cases “including matters that are international in scope and raise significant regulatory enforcement issues,” the law firm said.

After Months Of Avoiding Media, Hillary To Sit Down For TV Interview With CNN

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Via Daily Caller:

For the first time since her April 12th presidential campaign announcement, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will sit down for a national television interview.

According to a report, Clinton will sit down Tuesday with CNN senior political correspondent Brianna Keilar in her inaugural appearance, with the full interview airing on “The Situation Room” with Wolf Blitzer and “Anderson Cooper 360″ Tuesday evening.

In all, Clinton will have gone 86 days without a national media sit down since her campaign launch, having only done interviews in early primary states with local reporters instead.

Keilar’s exclusive with the Democratic frontrunner will take place in Iowa City, Iowa.

The Clinton campaign has had a contentious relationship with the press during the first three months of her campaign, with the situation coming to a head on Saturday when the press was kept away from the former first lady by a rope line as she walked in a 4th of July parade in New Hampshire.

Late Sunday, Fox News media reporter Howard Kurtz reported that Clinton would begin doing national television interviews in the coming week.

Who is Brianna Keilar? Why, here she is, as a guest at the wedding of Clinton operatives, along with other CNN folks, Dan Merica and Ashley Killough.

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Via Daily Caller:

However (perhaps coincidentally), Keilar was spotted two weeks ago at the wedding of a prominent member of the Clinton campaign. (RELATED: After 86 Days, Hillary Clinton To Give CNN First National TV Interview Of Campaign)

Keilar, along with other CNN and national political reporters who cover Clinton and the 2016 race, attended the wedding of Adam Parkhomenko, the director for grassroots engagement for Clinton’s presidential campaign (also a co-founder of Ready for Hillary), and Kirby Hoag, a former Ready for Hillary staff member.

Vox’s Max Fisher Blames Racism And Sexism For Reddit Users Decision To Revolt After Popular Workers Fired…

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Then again, this is Max Fisher. Update to this story.

Via Mirror:

More than 160,000 Reddit users have signed a petition calling for the resignation of CEO Ellen Pao in the wake of a furore over the firing of a popular worker.

The so-called “front page of the internet” was flung into turmoil after an admin for the popular Ask Me Anything subreddit (r/IAmA) was dismissed from the company.

Victoria Taylor (known as “chooter” on the site) was responsible for arranging many of the Ask Me Anything Q&As, including one with Barack Obama, Channing Tatum and Julian Assange.

She would help field the questions, timing and in some cases typing and posting their answers to the Reddit community – and was well-liked by the moderation team

Detroit Leaders of Al Sharpton’s Group Demand Kid Rock Denounce Confederate Flag…

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And if he doesn’t they will boycott a museum exhibit about Kid Rock that Kid Rock funded, or something.

(DFP) – About a dozen members of a Detroit activist group called for Kid Rock to distance himself from the Confederate flag at a protest this morning in front of a Midtown museum where an exhibit bears the country-hip-hop-rock superstar’s name.

The controversial flag, flown by the South during the Civil War and associated with racism and slavery, has previously appeared in photos with the musician from Michigan. Robert James Ritchie, 44, has always been a fan of southern rock and has performed in front of the flag — as well as the American flag.

The Rev. Charles Williams II, president of the Michigan Chapter of the National Action Network and pastor at King Solomon Baptist Church in Detroit, issued a statement Monday calling for Ritchie to keep the flag out of his performances.

Williams at the demonstration called Kid Rock “the home-town hero who is a zero with the Confederate flag” and asked museum officials to take his name off the exhibit Kid Rock funded if he doesn’t denounce the flag.

He and others met this morning outside the Detroit Historical Museum on 501 Woodward Ave.

“How in the hell can Kid Rock represent Detroit and wave that flag just generating millions and millions in ticket sales — a flag that represents genocide to most of Detroit?” asked Sam Riddle, political director of the National Action Network.

Dem Rep. Alan Grayson Calls For A “New” Leftist “Declaration of Independence”…

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Yeah, we’ll pass.

Dem Rep. Grayson Via Huffington Post:

The original Declaration of Independence, declared 239 years ago, was a philippic against King George and his tyranny. I am no fan of King George. But the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution laid most of his tyranny to rest, and what remained was then laid to rest with him.

We need a new declaration of independence. FDR took a stab at this, with his “Four Freedoms.” Freedom of speech. Freedom of worship. Freedom from want. Freedom from fear. That’s a good start.

But now, eight decades later, we need to declare our independence from other forms of oppression.

We hereby declare our independence from bigotry, in all its evil forms. We declare our independence from racism, sexism, homophobia, language discrimination and chauvinism. Everyone has equal rights, no matter where you’re from, what you look like, what language you speak, and whom you love. Everyone deserves respect.

We hereby declare our independence from narrow-minded, extremist or violent religious fundamentalism. We live in a land where church and state are separate. Religious belief, no matter how sincere, is no license to dictate to others whether to terminate a pregnancy, whether to use contraception, or whom to marry. Earlier this year, I placed my hand on the Bible and swore to uphold the Constitution; I didn’t place my hand on the Constitution and swear to uphold the Bible.

We hereby declare our independence from the greedy. Malefactors of great wealth have no right to buy and sell elected officials thorough the legalized bribery of “independent expenditures.” They have no right to despoil our land and our water, the air we breathe and the food we eat. They have no right to manipulate or gut our laws in order to increase their lucre. They have no right to jack up the price of what we buy, or determine what we see on TV or on our computer screens.

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Illegal Immigrant Killer Went To San Francisco Because He Knew It “Was A Sanctuary City Where He Would Not Be Pursued” – Update: All Four Dem Presidential Candidates Support “Sanctuary Cities” For Illegals…

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Lot of people shrugging in San Fran today.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — In an interview you’ll see only on ABC7 News, the man accused of shooting and killing a young woman at San Francisco’s Pier 14 admitted to the crime and talked about where he got the gun.

Francisco Sanchez didn’t recall every detail because he says he doesn’t remember everything that happened. But in the 45 minute jailhouse interview, he revealed how the shooting went down and why he kept returning to the United States after being deported numerous times.

Steinle was shot and killed near the Ferry Building on Wednesday. Sanchez tells ABC7 News that the shooting was an accident. He says he was wandering on Pier 14 after taking sleeping pills he found in a dumpster.

Barnard: “Where did you get the gun?”
Sanchez: “In the ground. When the… when the… over there in the bench, um, um, I put my leg and I see the one T-shirt and then see over there something like that.”

He claims a gun was wrapped in that T-shirt and that it went off when he picked it up.

“Then suddenly I heard that boom boom, three times,” Sanchez said.

He claims he kicked the gun into the San Francisco Bay, lit up a cigarette, and walked off, not knowing he shot someone until he was arrested by police hours later. Sanchez reportedly first told police he was shooting at sea lions.

He appeared frail and nervous when he talked about returning to the U.S. after being deported back to his native Mexico five times.

Barnard: “Why did you keep coming back to the U.S., why did you come back to San Francisco?”
Sanchez: “Because I was looking for jobs in the restaurant or roofing, landscaping, or construction.”

Sanchez said he knew San Francisco was a sanctuary city where he would not be pursued by immigration officials.

Sanchez: “Yeah, I’m feeling sorry for everybody.”
Barnard: “You feel sorry for everybody? Including Kate Steinle’s family?”
Sanchez: “Yeah.”

Update: Friendly reminder.

Via Daily Caller:

All four of the Democratic candidates for president have expressed support for sanctuary cities, a controversial policy that is being blamed for the recent release of a five times-deported illegal alien who allegedly murdered a woman in broad daylight in San Francisco.

As a senator from New York, Hillary Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner, twice made public statements backing sanctuary cities. In 2008, she and two other Democratic candidates, Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Virginia U.S. Sen. Jim Webb, voted against an amendment that would block federal funds from going to sanctuary cities. And last year, as governor of Maryland, Martin O’Malley announced that the Baltimore city jail would stop honoring requests from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to hold illegal aliens until they could be deported.

Sanctuary city policies, which are on the books in about 140 cities, are coming under scrutiny following Wednesday’s shooting death of 32-year-old San Francisco resident Kate Steinle.

Steinle was walking on Pier 14 with her father and a friend when 45-year-old Francisco Sanchez allegedly shot her. The Mexican national, who was last deported in 2009 and had a rap sheet that included seven felonies, was in ICE custody as recently as March following an arrest for felony re-entry.

HT: Hot Air

Tweet of The Day: Warning To The Media, Hillary Clinton Is “Gonna Put Y’all Back In Chains”…

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17 Year Old Malia Obama Now Working With Lena Dunham On Set Of ‘Girls’

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Eeks, oh what a great choice with a woman like Dunham who has some very odd ideas about sex and boundaries, including inappropriately touching her sister.

Via IJR:

Looks like Malia Obama has a new summer internship on her hands. The First Daughter was spotted on the set of the HBO comedy “Girls” Thursday afternoon, sipping a soft drink and chatting with the show’s star, Lena Dunham.

Obama joined the cast at the Aurora Ristorante, which The New York Post calls “a hipster haven on Grand Street” in Brooklyn. It is believed that Obama, who turns 17 on Saturday, was not with her family during the three-hour visit to the set.

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Hillary Flashback: Sanctuary Cities Keep Everyone Safe

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Hillary: the government was failing when they enforced the law, and kept future illegal alien voters for me out of the country…

Via Breitbart:

San Francisco’s sanctuary city policy is receiving harsh criticism after Wednesday’s murder of 32-year-old Kate Steinle by Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, a illegal immigrant who has been deported five times and has been convicted of seven felonies.

On Sept. 6, 2007 at Dartmouth College while debating during her last attempt to become president, then-Sen. Hillary Clinton supported sanctuary cities saying they help ensure the “personal safety and security of all the citizens.”

Clinton said, “If local law enforcement begins to act like immigration officers what that means is that you will have people not reporting crimes. You will have people hiding from the police. And I think that is a real direct threat to the personal safety and security of all the citizens. So this is a result of the failure of the federal government and that’s where it needs to be fixed.”

When pressed if that means she supports the sanctuary cities policy Clinton replied, “Well, I don’t think there is any choice.”

Chicago 4th Of July Violence: 30 Shot In 8 hours Overnight, 7 Year Old Boy And Two Men Killed…Update: Final Total: 10 Killed, 54 Wounded

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Not a mass shooting worthy of nationwide attention or use as a rallying cry to take down the Confederate Flag.

Via Chicago Tribune

A 7-year-old boy and two men were killed overnight and at least 27 other people were injured during an 8-hour stretch that started not long after dark.

Someone opened fire in the 1100 block of North Harding Street about 11:55 p.m., hitting the 7-year-old boy and a 26-year-old woman.

The boy was with his father after spending the day at his grandmother’s house at a July 4th celebration.

The boy was hit in the right side of the chest and was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition.

His grandmother, Vedia Hailey, said she learned about the shooting when she got a phone call from her daughter — Amari’s mother — who had spoken to his father.

“It’s crazy. Who would shoot a 7-year-old in the chest?” Hailey, 52, said in an incredulous tone as tears streamed down her face early Sunday outside Stroger Hospital. “Who would do that to a baby? When is it going to stop?”

He was later pronounced dead, according to police.

The woman was hit in the chest and was also taken to Stroger where her condition stabilized.

Police officers blocked off an intersection of Harding Avenue and Thomas Street with yellow and red tape. The crime scene extended half block on Harding north of Thomas.

Several neighbors gathered at each side of the scene, watching police officers.

Hollie Williams, 38, a nearby resident, walked up to the yellow tape, wondering if a friend who lived on the block was the one who got shot.

She said she was washing dishes in the kitchen when her 9-year-old son ran in, scared, saying he heard gunshots.

“I didn’t even hear anything with all the fireworks,” Williams said. “I was shocked he knew the difference between gunshots and fireworks.”

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Update:

Via Chicago Tribune:

Shootings over the Fourth of July weekend left 10 people dead and 54 others wounded, a toll lower than last year but one marked by an intense stretch of gun violence over eight hours on one of the nights.

Among those killed was 7-year-old Amari Brown, shot in the chest as he watched fireworks near his father’s home in Humboldt Park late Saturday night. Police say they believe the attack was aimed at the father, whom they described as a ranking gang member.

Also gunned down was 17-year-old Vonzell Banks, who was shot as he played basketball Friday at a park named for Hadiya Pendleton, a high school student fatally shot in 2013 near President Barack Obama’s Chicago home.

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Civil War Statue Vandalized At UNC-Chapel Hill With “KKK” And “Black Lives Matter”…

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No, this is not vandalism… it’s celebrating diversity!

Via WRAL:

A Civil War memorial statue at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was found vandalized Sunday morning with the words “black lives matter.”

The statue, known as Silent Sam, was erected in 1913 as a monument to 321 alumni who died in the Civil War and students who joined the Confederate Army, according to the university’s website.

Vandals used black spray paint to deface the statue, which also had the words “KKK” and “murderer” written on it. No suspects or arrests have been made.

Rick White, the school’s associate vice chancellor of Communications and Public Affairs, released the following statement Sunday:

“We understand that the issue of race and place is both emotional and, for many, painful. Carolina is working hard to ensure we have a thoughtful, respectful and inclusive dialogue on the issue,” he said. “The extensive discussions with the Carolina community this past year by the Board of Trustees and University leadership, and the work we will be doing to contextualize the history of our campus is a big part of advancing those conversations. We welcome all points of view, but damaging or defacing statues is not the way to go about it.”

The graffiti sparked debate among some in the campus community about whether the statue should be removed.

CNN’s Jake Tapper Blasts Liberal Media Critics: “I Can’t Help It If The Entire Democratic Field Is White”

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He can’t help it if the lead candidate in the Democratic field is too chicken to come on his show and answer questions…

Via Washington Examiner:

Newly minted host of “State of the Union” Jake Tapper blasted liberal critics on Twitter today who accused the Sunday morning show of a lack of racial diversity.

Things got off to a roiling start when Think Progress’ Judd Legum tweeted: “Featured guests on big 5 Sunday shows today (ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, CNN): 11 Men 1 Woman.”

Tapper responded: “We had two presidential candidates on. The woman running for the Democratic nomination hasn’t sat down to do one Sunday show yet.”

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It’s Official: Team Hillary Says They Are “Worried” About Bernie Sanders And His Surging Campaign…

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Via The Hill:

Hillary Clinton’s campaign is “worried” about Bernie Sanders, who a top Clinton aide described as a “serious force” in the 20116 battle.

“We are worried about him, sure. He will be a serious force for the campaign and I don’t think that will diminish,” Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri said Monday in an interview with MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

“It’s to be expected that Sanders would do well in a Democratic primary and he’s going to do well in Iowa in the Democratic caucus.”
Sanders, an Independent senator from Vermont, has emerged as Clinton’s main foil in the Democratic primary.

Palestinian Man Celebrates Diversity By Painting LGBT Rainbow Flag On West Bank Security Wall, Flag Whitewashed By Angry Mob “Just A Few Hours Later” …

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The guy’s lucky he wasn’t killed, but hey, let’s all focus on those evil Jews!

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Via Breitbart:

A Palestinian artist who painted an LGBT rainbow on a security wall in the West Bank has angered many within the area, where homosexuality is illegal.

Khaled Jarrar– who, after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that gay marriage is now legal in all 50 states, drew the LGBT rainbow on the wall to draw attention to the Israeli “occupation”– was disappointed that his own people decided to abruptly paint over his art on a security barrier.

The security walls, which divide the West Bank and Israeli territory, were erected following the first and second intifada – when Palestinian terrorists launched wide-scale attacks against Israel’s Jewish population.

The painting “ignited angry responses and [Palestinian] activists whitewashed the flag on Monday night, just a few hours after it was painted,” the Associated Press reports.

Jarrar told the AP that the whitewashing “reflects the absence of tolerance and freedoms in the Palestinian society.”

“People don’t accept different thinking in our society,” he added.

Muhammad al-Amleh, a lawyer, disagreed that Jarrar should have the right to free speech, telling the AP, “It would be shameful to have the flag of gays in our refugee camp.”

Another man named Muhammad, who participated in erasing the painting, said, “We cannot promote gay rights” in the Palestinian-controlled West Bank.

WH Officials Say Obama “Obsessed” With Cutting Nuke Deal With Iran, Wants It To Be The “Centerpiece Of His Legacy”…

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With the destruction of Israel being a nice bonus.

Via London Times:

BARACK OBAMA will “go for broke” to secure a historic nuclear deal with Iran this week, despite fears that the resultant lifting of sanctions on Tehran could lead to a surge in its support for terrorism throughout the Middle East.

Both present and former American officials describe Obama as being obsessed with carving his mark on history by restoring diplomatic relations with Iran after decades of animosity and possibly even visiting Tehran next year.

“Obama wants this as the centrepiece of his legacy, and he believes a peaceful Iran could be a bulwark against Isis in the Middle East and the key to peace there,” said an American diplomat involved in the negotiations, which face a deadline for agreement on Tuesday.

Afghan Islamists Throw Acid Into Faces Of Three Girls As “Punishment For Going To School”…

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And no, this has nothing to do with Islam.

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) – Attackers on a motorbike threw acid in the faces of three teenage girls on their way to school in Afghanistan’s western Herat province on Saturday, an official told CNN.

The girls, age 16 to 18, are students at one of the biggest girls’ schools in Herat city, the provincial capital, said Aziz-ul-Rahman Sarwary, head of the education department for the province.

All three girls were admitted to Noor hospital in Herat city before their parents took them elsewhere, said hospital head Jamal Abdul Naser Akhundzada.

Two of the girls were in critical condition after the acid was thrown in their faces, he said.

Akhundzada quoted the girls as saying that their assailants were two men on a motorbike.

“This is the punishment for going to school,” the men told the girls after pouring the acid on them, according to Akhundzada.

Lig Rag Salon Doubtful The U.S. Military Could Defeat The British Army..

Sorry to burst your bubble libs but even with Obama acting as CiC I’m more than confident the U.S. military would have no problem defeating our British allies  if the unthinkable happened.

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Egyptian Justice Minister Condemns Jihadi Terrorists By Comparing Them To Jews…

Some things never change.

Via Algemeiner:

Egyptian Justice Minister Ahmed el-Zend invoked antisemitic tropes in cursing the terrorists behind a bomb blast in Cairo that killed state prosecutor Hisham Barakat earlier this week.

“God Almighty will treat [the perpetrators] as he treats the Jews; they will wander through the land, a day will come where no country will accept them and they will not find a home, since there are no homelands for vileness and wickedness,” said Zend on Lebanese Sada el-Balad TV, according to Egyptian daily Al-Masry Al-Youm.

In response, Jewish rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Center called on Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to demand an apology from the justice minister, who was actually appointed in May this year after his predecessor was forced to resign over class-prejudicial comments.

U.S. Wins Women’s World Cup, Defeats Japan 5-2! First Team Ever To Win Three Times

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Yay, Women!

Via Daily Mail:

America has reclaimed the Women’s World Cup after smashing Japan 5-2 in the final – with four goals in the first 16 minutes.

It comes four years after their crushing defeat in July 2011 when Japan clinched the title in a penalty shoot-out.

But on Sunday night, the US squad came back with a vengeance to become the first team to win the title three times.

Testament to their performance, Hope Solo was awarded the Golden Glove as top goalkeeper. Captain Carli Lloyd, who scored an astonishing 50-yard goal and a hat trick in the first half, takes home the Golden Ball for most outstanding performance by a player in the tournament.

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