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  • No Congressional background check for IT contractor charged with fraud (Awan)

    04/22/2018 4:42:31 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    CSO ^ | 4/10/18 | Christopher Burgess
    **SNIP** The Daily Caller notes that the Privileged Account Access Form (pdf) used by the House, to garner access to IT services, allows the “authorizing official” to provide their assessment of trustworthiness via a background check in accordance with the guidance or via an attestation of trustworthiness. The Daily Caller called 44 members of Congress and found that none disputed that they had used the attestation option, but none would identify which of their colleagues provided the original attestation of trustworthiness.
  • Gun background check system riddled with flaws

    03/12/2018 6:49:32 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 10 replies
    Waco Tribune-Herald ^ | March 10th 2018 | MARTHA BELLISLE
    Recent mass shootings have spurred Congress to try to improve the nation's gun background check system that has failed on numerous occasions to keep weapons out of the hands of dangerous people. The problem with the legislation, experts say, is that it only works if federal agencies, the military, states, courts and local law enforcement do a better job of sharing information with the background check system — and they have a poor track record in doing so. Some of the nation's most horrific mass shootings have revealed major holes in the database reporting system, including massacres at Virginia Tech...
  • Bitter Truce Fox News Ailes FURIOUS at NR's Lowry for Forcing Fox to Cede Moral High Ground to Trump

    01/23/2016 10:44:44 PM PST · by onyx · 104 replies
    BREITBART BIG GOVERNMENT ^ | 24 Sep 2015 (related to current events) | MATTHEW BOYLE
    ~ SNIPS~ Ailes is mad at Lowry because this move means, in the ongoing war between Fox News and Trump, Fox News has now "given up the moral high ground." Essentially, Ailes understands, that means his network looks like the unfair aggressor that Trump has accused it of being -rather than a neutral arbiter of the news - all while Trump continues soaring in the 2016 GOP primary polls. But on Wednesday evening, Lowry appearing on Kelly's program compromised Fox's position in the war by veering down a vulgar path in his attack on Trump. Even Kelly, who also dislikes...
  • Secret Service Asks Uniformed Oklahoma Police Chief To Leave Trump Rally

    01/22/2016 6:17:39 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 63 replies
    News 9 ^ | Jan 20, 2016 |
    The U.S. Secret Service escorted the Mounds police chief out of Tulsa's Mabee Center on Wednesday because he was carrying his gun, he says.Chief Tim McDaniel was there with his family to see Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump speak. He was in uniform when he was told he either needed to check his gun or leave."I think it's interesting, because in Mr. Trump's debate the other night, he actually said that officers are some of the most mistreated people in the country, and I come up to see the man and I'm mistreated,” McDaniel said.McDaniel said he didn't want to...
  • Rubio Report from American Bridge

    10/06/2015 9:26:40 PM PDT · by 100American · 13 replies
    Not sure about the organization and I post this as much for education as for investigation Education is to look at this as a typical dossier on your congress critter...
  • Fiorina: A Texan by birth with a story to prove it

    09/20/2015 10:26:17 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 38 replies
    Ft.orth Star Telegram ^ | 9-19-15 | Bud Kennedy
    Carly Fiorina brings a Texas ranching legacy to the presidential campaign. And one Texas rancher has come forth to help. Although she’s known more as a California Republican, Fiorina was born in Austin to the Sneed family, Texans since 1839 and known for oil, cattle ranching, cotton farming and for an early 20th-century love-triangle feud and scandal. In the 1960s, she grew up spending summers with her grandparents in a historic home in Calvert, between Waco and Bryan. ~snip~ In a 2003 Houston speech, Fiorina said, “We had a little bit of cattle in our family, a little bit of...
  • Police: 6 killed, 23 wounded in Memorial Day weekend shootings

    05/24/2015 1:55:54 PM PDT · by PROCON · 28 replies ^ | May 23, 2015 | Sun-Times Wire
    Six people were killed and at least 23 others—including a 4-year-old girl—have been wounded in shootings across Chicago this Memorial Day weekend, police said. The 4-year-old, identified by her family as Jacele Johnson, was shot about 8 p.m. Friday in the West Englewood neighborhood. She and her 17-year-old cousin Romare Wilson were inside an SUV in the 7000 block of South Justine when another vehicle pulled up and someone inside opened fire, according to their family and Chicago Police.The girl was shot in the head and taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where she was in critical condition, authorities said. The...
  • 8th Grader Faces Felony Charges for Changing Teacher’s Computer Background

    04/13/2015 1:19:58 PM PDT · by yuffy · 39 replies ^ | April 10, 2015 | Laura Stampler
    Pranksters be warned Eight-grader Domanik Green was arrested on felony charges in Holiday, Fla. Wednesday after breaking into his teacher’s computer to change the background picture to two men kissing. Green, 14, who was released the day of his arrest, said that he broke into the computer of teacher he didn’t like after realizing that faculty members’ passwords were simply their last names, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Green, who previously faced a three-day suspension for a similar prank, said that many students got in trouble for breaking into teachers’ computers.
  • Documents: Ted Cruz Ticketed For Alcohol Possession As A Minor In 1987

    01/14/2015 7:30:03 PM PST · by SweetAkitoRose · 131 replies
    TPM/BuzzFeed ^ | January 14, 2015 | Ahiza Garcia
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) received a ticket for being a minor in possession of alcohol in 1987, when he was a senior in high school, BuzzFeed News reported on Tuesday night. The revelation was discovered in an application, obtained by BuzzFeed, which Cruz completed for the position of Texas solicitor general back in 2003. According to the report, police found an unopened case of beer in Cruz's vehicle and issued him a ticket for the offense. “Teenagers often make foolish mistakes, and that certainly applied to me as well,” Cruz told BuzzFeed News in a statement.
  • New Info on Michael Brown and his "Associates"

    08/15/2014 8:19:53 AM PDT · by Towed_Jumper · 121 replies
    CharlestonThugLife ^ | August 14, 2014 | Chief
    Wow! So, another police officer jumped out of his car in the ghetto for absolutely no reason, put a black guy on the ground with his hands up and then filled him full of lead? What a shame. Well, no, more like “what a sham”.
  • California Sheriff Denied Gun Purchase over Background Check

    11/30/2013 4:11:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/29/13 | AWR Hawkins
    When Siskiyou County, CA Sheriff John Lopey tried to buy an M1 Garand rifle through the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP), he was denied and told he failed to pass the background check conducted via the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Lopey is a sheriff: he carries a gun and enforces the law for a living. Prior to being a sheriff, he spent 33 years with the California Highway Patrol and is a retired Army Colonel. He had Top Secret clearance in the Army. The FBI handles NICS background checks for firearms purchases. Ironically, Lopey recently went through and...
  • Metro union workers protest (background checks: "Doing time is not a crime")

    09/12/2013 4:09:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/12/2013
    Members of Metro’s largest union — Local 689 — said they believe the transit agency’s practices of doing background checks on its new hires and employees is unfair and discriminatory. About three dozen people — some in their Metro uniforms — protested Thursday outside of Metro’s headquarters near Judiciary Square stop as the agency’s board of directors held several meetings inside. Some of the Local 689 members also addressed the board during its public input session at its monthly board meeting. The union members said they do not support Metro’s policy in which it conducts a background check of an...
  • Swirls in the Afterglow of the Big Bang Could Set Stage for Major Discovery

    07/28/2013 9:51:58 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 19 replies ^ | 7/25/13 | Adrian Cho
    Scientists have spotted swirling patterns in the radiation lingering from the big bang, the so-called cosmic microwave background (CMB). The observation itself isn't Earth-shaking, as researchers know that these particular swirls or "B-modes" originated in conventional astrophysics, but the result suggests that scientists are closing in on a much bigger prize: B-modes spawned by gravity waves that rippled through the infant universe. That observation would give them a direct peek into the cosmos' first fraction of a second and possibly shed light on how it all began."I see it as a big step forward," says Charles Bennett, a cosmologist...
  • Obama Gives Senate One Day to Vet NLRB Nominees; Nuclear option deal provided little time

    07/22/2013 9:01:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | Bill McMorris
    President Barack Obama gave the Senate just one day to vet his new nominees to the National Labor Relations Board. The White House presented the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) with vetting documents for former AFL-CIO lawyer Nancy Schiffer and NLRB Democratic lawyer Kent Hirozawa on the eve of their confirmation hearing, according to Senate sources. Federal law mandates that NLRB nominees undergo tax, criminal, and conflict of interest background checks performed by the IRS, FBI, and Office of Government Ethics, respectively. The HELP committee rules require the White House to turn over vetting documents at...
  • White House holds Obamacare background briefing with liberal reporters

    07/12/2013 4:23:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/12/13 | Patrick Howley
    The White House held a background briefing Friday to discuss Obamacare implementation with a handful of journalists from liberal and progressive outlets. Slate blogger Matthew Yglesias posted a photograph to Instagram Friday featuring himself and other liberal journalists at the White House, with the caption “#thistown.” Yglesias’ photograph features American Prospect staff writer Jamelle Bouie and MSNBC’s Benjy Sarlin attending the briefing.
  • Report: DHS Halted Background Checks to Meet Flood of Amnesty Requests

    06/11/2013 9:12:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/11/13 | Mike Flynn
    In advance of his successful reelection, President Obama took executive action to defer, for two years, deportation for illegal immigrants who entered the country as children. The result was a flood of requests to the immigration service for the temporary amnesty. As a result of this demand, according to documents obtained by Judicial Watch, the Department of Homeland Security cut back on the legally-required criminal background checks of these immigrants. The revelation raises questions of how the agency could handle a blanket amnesty of all illegal immigrants. In October 2012, Judicial Watch, acting on a
  • You Could Encourage the Nevada Governor to Veto Gun Control!

    06/07/2013 12:53:19 PM PDT · by forty_years · 8 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | Friday, 07 June 2013 | Written by Gun Owners
    You don’t even have to live in Nevada.But you should know that Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval (R) is trying to decide whether he should sign or veto SB 221, a bill so extreme that the left-of-center United States Senate even voted down a version of it.If he signs this Universal Background Check bill, it will have ramifications for you -- even if you don’t live in the Silver State.So please call 775-684-5670 and press “2” -- to vote AGAINST the universal background check bill (SB 221). You don’t have to live in the state. You don’t even have to give...
  • Senators may resurrect defeated gun control after making cosmetic changes (GOA letter)

    05/09/2013 3:42:05 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 14 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | 5-9-2013 | Gun Owners of America
    "Superficial" "A source close to the Senate negotiations [says] that two senators who voted against the background check bill would vote for it after minor, superficial changes." - Lawrence O’Donnell on MSNBC, May 6, 2013ACTION: Senators who voted pro-gun last month are under intense pressure - by Senate Democrats and Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s hit ads - to switch their votes.  We need to keep applying the heat and let them know that gun owners are ready to help in any Senate campaign, no matter which state, to defeat ANY SENATOR who votes for gun control.LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FROM WASHINGTON, DC. It’s...
  • Senators plan to revise, revive expansion of background checks for gun buyers

    05/08/2013 2:38:30 AM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/7/2013 | Susan Ferrechio
    Senators who support expanding criminal background checks for gun buyers said Tuesday that they intend to revive the legislation for a vote by this summer, though the measure won't be exactly the same as the one senators defeated a month ago. The Senate last month fell four votes shy of approving landmark, bipartisan legislation authored by Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., that would have widened background checks to include firearms bought at gun shows or over the internet. "Whenever the support and the time is right we will do it," Manchin said Tuesday. Senate Majority Whip...
  • Gun Control Debate: Universal Background Checks Aren't Universal

    05/06/2013 7:25:55 PM PDT · by Lexi Cory · 11 replies
    PolicyMic ^ | May 6th, 2013 | Lexi Cory
    Why is it that people who oppose universal background checks (UBC) for gun ownership get labeled as extremists? Not all people who oppose UBCs are militia-forming, government-hating conspiracy theorists who think that "the government" is out to turn America into a totalitarian regime. Some of us simply know they won't be effective and in fact will only hinder Second Amendment rights for law-abiding citizens. UBC legislation aims to close firearm sale loopholes at places like gun shows, enacting a universal background to ensure that no one owns a firearm who shouldn't. This includes every transfer, sale, purchase, trade, gift, rental...