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  • Trump inaugural committee under criminal investigation for misuse of funds, pay to play: report

    12/14/2018 11:00:13 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | December 13, 2018 | By Dartunorro Clark
    The investigation began in part after federal agents seized materials from the president's former personal attorney Michael Cohen. President Donald Trump's inaugural committee is under criminal investigation by federal prosecutors in Manhattan for pay to play and misspending some of the $107 million it raised from donations, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. The probe was launched by the U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan, the paper said, citing people familiar with the investigation. The investigation, which is reportedly in its early stages, is looking into whether some of the committee's top donors gave money to gain access to the...
  • Trump confides to friends he's concerned about impeachment [fake news]

    12/13/2018 10:44:14 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | December 13, 2018 | By Carol E. Lee (D), Kristen Welker (D) and Nicolle Wallace (D)
    WASHINGTON - Despite President Donald Trump's public declaration that he isn't concerned about impeachment, he has told people close to him in recent days that he is alarmed by the prospect, according to multiple sources. Trump's fear about the possibility has escalated as the consequences of federal investigations involving his associates and Democratic control of the House sink in, the sources said, and his allies believe maintaining the support of establishment Republicans he bucked to win election is now critical to saving his presidency. The president has been on a days-long tirade, sources tell NBC News, lashing out at his...
  • Flynn says FBI pushed him not to have lawyer present during interview

    12/12/2018 6:58:56 AM PST · by knighthawk · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 12 2018 | Gregg Re
    In a lengthy court filing Tuesday, attorneys for former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn alleged that then-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe pushed Flynn not to have an attorney present during the questioning that ultimately led to his guilty plea on a single charge of lying to federal authorities. The document outlines, with striking new details, the rapid sequence of events that led to Flynn's sudden fall from the Trump administration. The filing also seemingly demonstrates that the FBI took a significantly more aggressive tack in handling the Flynn interview than it did during other similar matters, including the agency's sit-downs...
  • Google chief denies political bias claims

    12/11/2018 9:27:14 AM PST · by Ennis85 · 22 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11th December 2018 | BBC News
    Google chief Sundar Pichai has faced accusations of political bias from US politicians. Mr Pichai was being quizzed by members of the House Judiciary Committee about the way his tech firm runs it business. Google was accused of having "programmed" bias against conservative views into its algorithms. Mr Pichai denied the accusation saying he had "issues" with studies that claimed to show the firm's search results excluded right-wing views. Privacy protectionRepublican committee member Lamar Smith said conservative voices were being "muted" via Google's search results. "Such actions pose a grave threat to our democratic form of government," he said. "This...
  • 5 things the Trump admin has done that go against its climate change warning

    12/10/2018 11:29:30 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | December 10, 2018 | By Gregory Wallace
    Washington - Since the Trump administration released its blockbuster report on the day after Thanksgiving outlining the dire environmental and economic impacts of climate change, it has made a series of policy and diplomatic decisions or statements that appear run counter to all of the warnings in the report. Here's what the administration has said and done since Thanksgiving: Coal rule rollback: The Environmental Protection Agency last week proposed relaxing regulations for newly-built coal-fueled power plants. Combined with another proposal to replace the Obama-era Clean Power Plan, the two rules would overhaul the way coal-fired plants are built and regulated....
  • GOOGLE’S ANTI-BREITBART PLOT: Employees Targeted Site’s Ad Revenue in 2017

    12/10/2018 9:33:59 AM PST · by ptsal · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Dec 2018 | Allum Bokhari
    Emails leaked exclusively to Breitbart News reveal that a group of Google employees, with encouragement from the tech giant’s director of monetization, began plotting the downfall of this website shortly after the 2016 election. The group sought to strike at Breitbart News’ revenue by kicking the site off Google’s market-dominating ad services. Although their efforts ultimately failed, the discussion featured senior Google employees speaking frankly about their reasons for targeting the site. These included unfounded allegations of “hate speech” and “fake news.” In the leaked emails, Google employee Richard Zippel advised a fellow employee that Google would act against Breitbart...
  • Jerry Nadler Vows to Shut Down House Probe into DOJ-Democrat Collusion

    12/07/2018 1:29:21 PM PST · by detective · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Dec 2018 | Joshua Caplan
    Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), the incoming chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, revealed Friday that he will end the Republican-led probe into decisions made by the FBI and Department of Justice during the 2016 presidential election. “Yes, [I will end it] because it is a waste of time to start with,” Nadler told reporters after momentarily stepping outside the closed-door hearing of fired FBI Director James Comey. He branded the probe a political stunt designed to divert attention from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the election. “The entire purpose of...
  • NFL wide receiver to pay tribute to MSD victims, push for change

    11/30/2018 3:24:45 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    WSVN-TV ^ | 11/29/18
    An NFL player with ties to South Florida is planning to pay a touching tribute to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting victims... He’s now taking part in the NFL’s My Cause My Cleats initiative to help bring awareness of making schools safer....
  • Washington Post admits gaffe after putting story on Kavanaugh coaching basketball in ‘Public Safe...

    11/29/2018 9:10:49 AM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | Brian Flood
    Full title: Washington Post admits gaffe after putting story on Kavanaugh coaching basketball in ‘Public Safety’ sectionThe Washington Post admitted it made a blunder on Wednesday by placing a story about Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh coaching youth basketball under the “Public Safety” section online. Kavanaugh, who recently returned to coach his daughter’s basketball team, was famously accused of sexual assault during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing. Kavanaugh denied all allegations and was confirmed after an FBI investigation. Media watchdogs were then shocked when Ann Marimow’s Nov. 27 piece on his youth coaching appeared in the “Public Safety” section. However,...
  • Opinion: The illegal immigration ‘crisis’ is Trump-made

    11/28/2018 12:15:31 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 8, 2018 | By Jennifer Rubin
    <p>Those in the reality-based discussion about immigration have pointed out for years that the “crisis” of illegal immigration isn’t a crisis at all and, in fact, that the outflow of people along the southern border has topped the inflow. Pew Research has released a new study confirming exactly this - and demonstrating that the progress in thwarting illegal entries was made under the George W. Bush and Obama administrations (which did not resort to child separations).</p>
  • 61 Media Mistakes in the Trump Era: The Definitive List

    11/28/2018 7:50:30 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    SharylAttkisson.com ^ | November 27, 2018 | sattkisson
    We the media have “fact-checked” President Trump like we have fact-checked no other human being on the planet—and he’s certainly given us plenty to write about. That’s probably why it’s so easy to find lists enumerating and examining his mistakes, missteps and “lies.” But as self-appointed arbiters of truth, we’ve largely excused our own unprecedented string of fact-challenged reporting. The truth is, formerly well-respected, top news organizations are making repeat, unforced errors in numbers that were unheard of just a couple of years ago. Our repeat mistakes involve declaring that Trump’s claims are “lies” when they are matters of opinion,...
  • Trump is right, jobs for black Americans abound. Here's why it may not last

    11/26/2018 11:55:45 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 26, 2018 | by Howard Schneider (D-Reuters)
    MEMPHIS - Ask Memphis residents and they might say that President Donald Trump got this one right: this is the best job market as far as many in this majority black city can remember. For single mother Latasha Harwell, it has meant finally landing a full time job as a medical assistant, one with the regular 9 to 5 hours she needs so she can care for her kids. Chiquita Clayton says she has an open offer to move from part-time to full-time work at a FedEx warehouse; forklift driver Kendrick Jefferson got $3 dollar an hour more for switching...
  • Obama drops by food bank, thrilling volunteers of all ages [Fake News drools]

    11/22/2018 3:38:16 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 67 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | Stefano Esposito
    ...Surrounded by star-struck volunteers in hair nets, former President Barack Obama stopped by to lend a hand at the Greater Chicago Food Depository Tuesday morning....
  • Local Miami News Focuses on MIAMI recount because NAACP is mad--ignores PALM BEACH corruption!

    11/12/2018 2:11:28 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    11/12/18 | sff
    Just tuned in this early am to see how the Miami media is treating the events over the weekend. Broward is said to have "a rough start"; but Palm Beach county is mostly ignored. Instead, the big story is MIAMI-DADE and how the NAACP is mad 'cause votes that came by mail on SATURDAY aren't counted. The only info on Palm Beach is the whining supervisor of elections who says she can't do the job. NOTHING on how the judges have ruled against the Broward and Palm Beach crooks.
  • Trump, citing no evidence, doubles down on 'illegal voting' claim before Election Day

    11/05/2018 1:02:32 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | November 5, 2018 | By Dartunorro Clark
    Hours before Election Day, President Donald Trump on Monday continued to warn, without evidence, about the prospect of "illegal voting." "All you've got to do is go around, take a look what's happened over the years and you'll see," Trump told reporters before departing from Joint Base Andrews for the first of three campaign rallies Monday. "There are a lot of people ... that try and get in illegally and actually vote illegally, so we just want to let them know that there will be prosecution at the highest level." Trump has repeatedly, as a candidate and as president, said...
  • NBC pulls Trump immigration ad after backlash

    11/05/2018 9:11:50 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 80 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | November 5, 2018 | By Claire Atkinson
    NBC said on Monday morning that it will no longer air an immigration ad from President Donald Trump, widely derided as racially divisive, that aired during the network's NFL coverage on Sunday night. "After further review, we recognize the insensitive nature of the ad and have decided to cease airing it across our properties as soon as possible," said Joe Benarroch, a spokesperson for NBC's advertising sales department. NBC came under fire for airing the commercial during its Sunday NFL coverage of a game between the New England Patriots and the Green Bay Packers. The ad aired 18 times across...
  • Trump: 'The fake news is creating violence'

    11/02/2018 1:13:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | November 2, 2018 | By Lauren Egan
    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - President Donald Trump attacked the media on Friday afternoon, accusing reporters of inciting violence just one week after a series of explosive devices were mailed to critics of the president, as well as one media outlet. “You know what, you’re creating violence by your question. You are creating. You," Trump said at the White House as he left for a campaign rally, pointing to a reporter who said some had suggested the president's rhetoric could be encouraging violence. "...The fake news is creating violence." “I'll tell you what, if the media would write correctly and write accurately...
  • The Improbable Run of Andrew Gillum [Media Drooling Over Crooked Democrat]

    10/31/2018 1:53:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT ^ | 10/30/18 | David Catanese "Senior Political Writer"
    Fueled by his defiance of political norms, Andrew Gillum is on the cusp of history in Florida.... ....Gillum's underdog campaign for governor of Florida was always predicated on the same unsatisfied defiance that fueled his earliest days as an activist. To those who have known and watched him closely, his gift of personal magnetism, commitment to advocacy.... "There's something Kennedyesque about Andrew. People don't really know why – they just feel good," says Gary Yordon, a television producer who helped film Gillum's first campaign commercial for Tallahassee city commissioner 15 years ago. "The last five or six candidates...
  • Parkland shooting survivors featured in New York Magazine photo essay

    10/30/2018 3:36:06 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 10/29/18 | Tim Swift
    A New York Magazine photo essay on the victims of American school shootings features several Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School survivors, baring their scars and telling their stories of recovery. Anthony Borges, who was one of more than a dozen people....
  • Exclusive — Bernard Kerik, NYC’s 9/11 Top Cop: I Walked off CNN When They Politicized Mail Bombs

    10/25/2018 5:31:01 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Robert Kraychik
    Kerik recalled, “I was scheduled to be on CNN. We were supposed to talk about the investigation and seizure of these devices, and right in the beginning of the set, they suspended us and they went to John Brennan, who was somewhere speaking … and then he went on a 10-minute rant about the president.” He added, “As somebody that led through the worst terror attack in our country’s history, and knows how important unity is, especially on a day like today, in the aftermath of this, I just found it appalling that CNN would use this time to let...