Trump Hits Back at Rivals on Immigration: ‘No One Else Knows Where to Begin’
(Newsmax) – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump Saturday slammed fellow challengers Sen. Marco Rubio and former Gov. Jeb Bush for their attacks on his statements about illegal immigration — charging that both Florida politicians are soft on the issue.
“I am very proud to be fighting for a strong and secure border,” the billionaire businessman told Newsmax in a statement. “This is a very important issue, which all the other candidates would have ignored had I not started this important discussion.
“I will fix the border. No one else knows where to begin,” Trump said.
In New Hampshire, Bush said that he was “absolutely” offended personally by Trump’s comments in his June 16 campaign announcement. Bush’s wife, Columba, is from Mexico.
“I don’t think he represents the Republican Party, and his views are way out of the mainstream of what Republicans think,” Bush after attending to Independence Day parades in the state, The Washington Post reports. ”No one suggests that we shouldn’t control our borders — everybody has a belief that we should control our borders...(MORE)
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Texas Wants Its Gold Inside the State’s Borders
(AP) – Forget Fort Knox or the Federal Reserve. Texas has decided to start keeping its gold holdings within in its own borders. But what makes sense politically in such a sovereignty-loving place is creating a logistical conundrum.
Texas is the only state that owns an actual stockpile of gold, according to public sector and financial industry experts – not just gold futures or investment positions, but approximately 5,600 gold bars worth around $650 million. The holdings, stored at a New York bank, for some harken back to century-old fears about the security of currency not backed by shiny bullion.
The Legislature’s decision this summer to bring its gold cache home was hailed by many conservatives, and even some on the far left, who are suspicious of national government.
“There will always be the exact same amount of gold in there as the amount that was put in,” no matter what happens to the financial system, said Republican state Rep. Rep. Giovanni Capriglione, a former tea party organizer from the Dallas suburbs who authored the gold bill.
But for the Texas comptroller’s office, which has to implement the policy, the catch is that the new Texas Bullion Depository exists in name but not reality...(MORE)
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