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  • Aaron Hernandez, former Patriots star convicted of murder, hangs himself in prison

    04/19/2017 4:56:07 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/19/17 | Cindy Boren
    Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriots tight end who was serving a life sentence for murder without the possibility of parole, hanged himself in himself in his prison cell, Massachusetts Department of Corrections officials say. Officers at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Mass., found Hernandez, 27, hanging from a bedsheet at about 3:05 a.m. Wednesday. They attempted lifesaving techniques and he was taken to UMass Memorial Health Alliance Hospital in Leominster, where he was pronounced dead.
  • Fox to investigate sexual harassment claim against O'Reilly

    04/10/2017 6:14:16 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 39 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | REUTERS
    Fox News parent Twenty-First Century Fox Inc said on Sunday it will investigate a sexual harassment claim against TV anchor Bill O'Reilly, who has seen several companies pull their ads from his top-rated news show in the past week. The investigation comes after a complaint was phoned in to the network's corporate hotline last week by Wendy Walsh, a former regular guest on Fox's "The O'Reilly Factor" TV show, and her lawyer, Lisa Bloom, which the two posted to YouTube. "21st Century Fox investigates all complaints and we have asked the law firm Paul Weiss to continue assisting the company...
  • Sorry, Democrats. Trump’s not going anywhere. You wouldn’t like who would follow anyway.

    04/03/2017 7:36:44 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/2/2017 | Jonathan Capehart
    My friend Cheryl Pelicano is a blue sparkler in the circus of red that is South Carolina. And like all Democrats, she is aghast at everything related to President Trump. But all this Russia stuff, especially the latest involving Michael Flynn and his request for immunity, compelled Pelicano to ask me a series of “how can we get rid of this guy?” questions. So, I asked Laurence Tribe, legendary constitutional law professor at Harvard University, for the answers. Democrats crossing their fingers in hopes of a miracle removal of Trump from the Oval Office should let the blood back in...
  • White House Denies Claims That Former Attorney-General Sally Yates’ Testimony Was Blocked

    03/28/2017 10:41:11 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 24 replies
    NBC News ^ | 3/28/2017 | Benjy Sarlin
    Several Democrats expressed outrage on Monday after letters surfaced that they said suggested the White House tried to prevent former acting Attorney General Sally Yates from testifying before a House Intelligence Committee in its probe of connections between the Trump campaign and Russian officials. "It sounds like an effort to try and muzzle persons who have information and the ability to shed light on this investigation," Rep. Jackie Speier, D-California, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, told MSNBC. [Dem Rep found out intel meetings cancelled through 'media reports'] White House officials and House Intelligence chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Califonia...
  • Senate Select Committee says no evidence Trump Tower ever bugged by White House.

    03/16/2017 12:09:57 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 48 replies
    Fox Business News ^ | 3/16/17 | Fox News
    Just breaking per Senator Richard Burr (R-NC)and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) say so.
  • Robert Osborne, TCM host and film historian, dies at 84

    03/06/2017 11:51:53 AM PST · by CaptainK · 41 replies
    Film historian Robert Osborne, the effervescent primetime host of Turner Classic Movies since the cabler's inception in 1994, has died. He was 84. TCM released a statement saying, "All of us at Turner Classic Movies are deeply saddened by the death of Robert Osborne. Robert was a beloved member of the Turner family for more than 23 years." Osborne was an irrepressible advocate for the films of Hollywood's golden era who wrote the Motion Picture Academy-sanctioned "50 Years of the Oscar: The Official History of the Academy Awards" in 1978 and a number of updates ending in 2008 with "80...
  • James Rosen on being the target of surveillance under the Obama administration

    03/05/2017 8:45:10 PM PST · by CaptainK · 23 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 3/5/2017 | JOHN SEXTON
    With the Trump administration claiming Trump Tower may have been wiretapped and a spokesman for Obama denying he was involved in such a thing, some are recalling the targeting of Fox News reporter James Rosen by the Obama Department of Justice. Rosen appeared on Fox News today to discuss his experience. “I have to clarify that I was not wiretapped, my parents were not wiretapped, which is where you place a listening device on someone’s telephone line and you listen to their conversations,” Rosen said. He continued, “What happened to me was that the Attorney General, Eric Holder, under Barack...
  • Women’s March on Washington Opens Contentious Dialogues About Race

    01/09/2017 8:15:16 PM PST · by CaptainK · 38 replies
    New York Times ^ | 1/9/2017 | FARAH STOCKMAN
    Many thousands of women are expected to converge on the nation’s capital for the Women’s March on Washington the day after Donald J. Trump’s inauguration. Jennifer Willis no longer plans to be one of them. Ms. Willis, a 50-year-old wedding minister from South Carolina, had looked forward to taking her daughters to the march. Then she read a post on the Facebook page for the march that made her feel unwelcome because she is white. The post, written by a black activist from Brooklyn who is a march volunteer, advised “white allies” to listen more and talk less. It also...
  • GOP To Use Previously Unheard Of Tactic To Slam Dunk Trump Agenda

    11/12/2016 5:28:26 PM PST · by CaptainK · 125 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/12/2016 | Stan Collender
    The Republican congressional leadership is seriously considering an unprecedented procedure to guarantee that its and President-elect Donald Trump’s highest priorities are quickly this novel procedure would enact a sizable chunk of the Trump/GOP agenda without opponents having much…or perhaps…any influence on the outcome. The Republican congressional leadership is seriously considering an unprecedented procedure to guarantee that its and President-elect Donald Trump’s highest priorities are quickly enacted soon after Congress convenes next year. The key is “reconciliation,” the part of the congressional budget process that allows highly controversial policies to be considered in the Senate without any possibility of them being...
  • Billy Bush 'BRAGGED to his NBC co-workers about lewd Trump tape over the summer

    10/11/2016 11:05:05 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 65 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 10/10/16 | Chris Spargo
    Billy Bush broke down in tears after audio of him making lewd comments about women with Donald Trump was released this past Friday. A source tells US Weekly that the Today anchor quickly grew nervous that the tape would lead to him being fired from his new job, just two months after he joined the NBC morning show. 'Billy was devastated and crying when the leaked tape of him with Donald Trump in 2005 was first leaked to The Washington Post,' said the source. 'He was crying that his career was over.' And while the tape of Trump was tracked...
  • Fox News Poll: Clinton edges Trump by two points one month ahead of election

    10/08/2016 2:18:40 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 58 replies
    FOX News ^ | 10/7/16 | Dana Blanton P
    Hillary Clinton is ahead of Donald Trump by 44-42 percent in a new national Fox News Poll. That’s a two-point edge among likely voters for Clinton. She was up by three points last week (43-40 percent) and by one point in mid-September (41-40 percent). Third party candidates Gary Johnson (6 percent) and Jill Stein (2 percent) are in single digits. Related Image redo Expand / Contract In the head-to-head matchup, Clinton tops Trump by 48-44 percent. It was 49-44 percent last week. Her lead is within the poll’s margin of error in both the two-way and four-way race.
  • Poll: Clinton up 10 on Trump nationally

    10/06/2016 5:51:29 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 163 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/6/16 | Mark Hensch
    Hillary Clinton is 10 points ahead of Donald Trump in a national poll just over a month from Election Day. The Democratic nominee leads her Republican rival 50 percent to 40 percent among likely voters in the Fairleigh Dickinson University survey released Wednesday. ADVERTISEMENT Pollsters found Clinton’s edge is roughly unchanged when respondents are asked about third-party candidates. Clinton leads Trump, 45 percent to 36 percent, in a four-way matchup, with Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson grabbing 11 percent and the Green Party's Jill Stein nabbing 3 percent.
  • Post-debate, Clinton takes the lead

    10/03/2016 5:56:50 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 95 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/3/2016 | Jennifer Agiesta, CNN Polling Director
    (CNN)Hillary Clinton emerges from the first presidential debate with a five-point lead over Donald Trump in the race for the presidency, having narrowed the enthusiasm gap between her supporters and Trump's, and holding broad advantages over the Republican nominee as the candidate with the right temperament and preparation for the job, according to a new CNN/ORC poll. The survey finds Clinton topping Trump 47% to 42% among likely voters with Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson at 7% and Green Party nominee Jill Stein at 2%. Clinton's boost in the race stems largely from gains on Trump among men (from a 22-point...
  • New Morning Call/Muhlenberg College poll shows Clinton ahead in Pennsylvania

    09/17/2016 10:14:32 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 67 replies
    www.mcall.com ^ | 9/18/16 | Laura Olson
    WASHINGTON — Democrat Hillary Clinton has a 9-point lead among likely Pennsylvania voters as Republican Donald Trump continues to struggle among groups key to winning the state, according to a Morning Call/Muhlenberg College poll released Saturday. The survey, conducted Sept. 12-16, shows Clinton leading the presidential race here with support from 47 percent of likely voters who say they intend to vote for her or are leaning that way. Trump is at 38 percent, while 11 percent say they'd pick neither of the major-party choices, and 4 percent are not sure. Clinton's lead narrows slightly to 8 percent when third-party...
  • Donald Trump’s birther event is the greatest trick he’s ever pulled (WP pearl clutching)

    09/16/2016 10:36:49 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 79 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 9/16/16 | Chris Cillizza
    Donald Trump is, at heart, a showman. He rose to national fame thanks to star turns on reality TV in which he played the tough-talking boss to a group of aspirants hoping to become as successful as he has been in business. His great gift is the ability to draw attention — and then use that attention for his own, usually commercial, purposes. Trump may have outdone himself on Friday morning. He and his campaign touted a "major" announcement at his newly-opened hotel in Washington, D.C. at 10 a.m. The word was that Trump would walk away from his past...
  • Mary Matlin declares that Trump has 100% chance of winning the election

    09/08/2016 2:39:05 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 103 replies
    Bloomberg TV | 9/8/16 | Mark Halperin and John Heilemann
    Mary Matlin was just on "With All Due Respect" on Bloomberg TV with Mark Halperin and John Heilemann. Matling was never a Trump fan but she now says she will vote for him. They ask her for the odds of winning for each candidate and she replied Trump is at 100%. She said there is something going on in the country that the press refuses to see but the country was leaning towards Trump. To say they were dumbfounded with be a mild statement. They were hysterical. It was a thing of beauty. The show will be repeated on MSNBC...
  • Fox settles with Gretchen Carlson for $20M, and is expected to offer apology

    09/06/2016 6:38:19 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 111 replies
    CNBC ^ | 9/6/2016 | Michelle Castillo
    21st Century Fox will settle Gretchen Carlson's sexual harassment lawsuit against former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, according to the company. Vanity Fair reported that sources close to the situation said the media company will pay Carlson $20 million as well as offer a public apology. 21stCentury Fox will also settle two other sexual harassment cases brought against Ailes. According to a document filed today in the United States District Court District of New Jersey, Gretchen Carlson voluntarily dismissed her case against Roger Ailes with prejudice on Tuesday.
  • IRS identified 1.1 million cases of identity theft but didn’t notify victims (blood boiling)

    08/31/2016 4:10:56 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 24 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 8/31/16 | John Sexton
    Inspector General: IRS identified 1.1 million cases of The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) issued a report Tuesday which found the IRS had identified 1.1 million cases of employment-related identity theft since 2011 but failed to notify the victims. As the IG’s press release makes clear, TIGTA pointed out this same problem to the IRS in a previous audit: Why is the IRS so hesitant to deal with this problem? Because most of the people committing the identity theft are illegal immigrants.
  • Poll: Donald Trump Chips Away at Hillary Clinton's National Lead

    08/30/2016 9:50:09 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 20 replies
    NBC News ^ | 8/30/16 | Hannah Hartig, John Lapinski and Stephanie Psyllos
    Hillary Clinton's national lead over Donald Trump has narrowed slightly to 6 points, according to the latest NBC News|SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll Clinton now enjoys 48 percent support, while Trump holds steady with 42 percent. Last week, Clinton led Trump by 8 points. The latest NBC News|SurveyMonkey poll was conducted online from August 22 through August 28 among registered voters. The one group that is open to changing their minds are registered Independents who do not lean toward either party. Trump has made inroads with this group. Two weeks ago, Clinton led Trump by 8 points among this key...
  • Trump threatens to 'tell the real story' about Morning Joe 'clowns'

    08/22/2016 5:44:07 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 83 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/22/16 | Nick Gass
    Donald Trump laced into the hosts of MSNBC's morning show anew on Monday, accusing one of co-hosts of being "neurotic" and a "mess" and both of them as being "two clowns." "Tried watching low-rated @Morning_Joe this morning, unwatchable! @morningmika is off the wall, a neurotic and not very bright mess!" Trump tweeted Monday, referring specifically to Mika Brzezinski, in response to the first hour and 20 minutes of MSNBC's "Morning Joe." Minutes after his initial tweet, Trump offered another personal broadside. "Some day, when things calm down, I'll tell the real story of @JoeNBC and his very insecure long-time girlfriend,...