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  • Freddie Gray case: Charges against three remaining officers dropped

    07/27/2016 6:53:11 AM PDT · by maggief · 65 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 27, 2016 | Kevin Rector
    Charges against the remaining three Baltimore Police Officers in the Freddie Gray case were dropped Wednesday morning.
  • Protesters prepare to flood Philadelphia for convention

    07/24/2016 4:40:26 AM PDT · by maggief · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 24, 2016 | Jordain Carney
    Tens of thousands of protesters from across the country are descending on the Democratic National Convention, preparing to test months of planning by law enforcement officials. Philadelphia Mayor James Kenney’s office estimates that up to 50,000 protesters will be in the city per day, with many in FDR Park — directly across the street from the Wells Fargo Center. Much of the action will come from fervent supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who argue it’s not too late for the senator to grab the presidential nomination from Hillary Clinton at the 11th hour. “We can still win this,” said...
  • Tim Kaine Addresses Crowd in Spanish, Promises Amnesty Plan ‘In the First 100 Days’ in Office

    07/23/2016 3:30:57 PM PDT · by maggief · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 23, 2016 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) was officially announced as Hillary Clinton’s running mate in Miami this afternoon as she introduced him as a “progressive who likes to get things done.” “Hey, guys. Thank you!” he said as he took the podium, before immediately launching into a message in Spanish. Kaine repeatedly referred to his missionary work in Honduras, where he learned to speak fluent Spanish. (snip) “In our administration in the first 100 days we’ll put forward a comprehensive immigration reform package that includes a path to citizenship,” he shouted.
  • Did DNC Officials Plan Fake Trump Craiglist ‘Hot’ Women Ad?

    07/23/2016 8:20:25 AM PDT · by maggief · 11 replies
    Heavy ^ | July 23, 2016 | Jessica McBride
    WikiLeaks has released more than 20,000 emails, documents, and audio files that it says came from the internal communications of Democratic National Committee officials. Among them: An email in which top DNC officials appear to be planning to plant a fake Donald Trump Craiglist ad seeking “hot women.” (You can search the full trove of WikiLeaks documents here.) (snip) According to WikiLeaks, the fake Trump ad was sent in an email attributed to Christina Freundlich on May 18, 2016 to Mark Paustenbach and Luis Miranda, with Cate Domino copied. It starts, “Bumping this for comms approval please.” Miranda is DNC...
  • Leaked Emails: Politico’s Ken Vogel Filed Story with DNC Before His Own Editors

    07/23/2016 7:12:02 AM PDT · by maggief · 19 replies
    POLITICO ^ | July 22, 2016 | NEIL W. MCCABE
    A release of Democratic National Committee emails from WikiLeaks shows Politico reporter Ken Vogel sent a pre-publication negative copy of a story April 30 to the DNC’s deputy communications director, so he and other staffers at the DNC along with Hillary Clinton campaign could coordinate a response. “Vogel gave me his story ahead of time/before it goes to his editors as long as I didn’t share it. Let me know if you see anything that’s missing and I’ll push back,” wrote Mark Paustenbach in an email to his boss, Luis Miranda, who before taking over communications for the DNC worked...
  • Donald Trump 'Will Not Accept' If Ted Cruz Endorses Him

    07/22/2016 8:20:47 AM PDT · by maggief · 203 replies
    abc News ^ | VERONICA STRACQUALRUS
    Thanking his volunteers in Cleveland a day after the Republican National Convention wrapped, GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump today slammed Ted Cruz's Wednesday night speech and said he “will not accept” if the Texas senator ever decides to endorse him. "He'll come and endorse over the next little while. It's because he has no choice," Trump said. "But I don't want his endorsement. What difference does it make?" "Ted, just stay home, relax, enjoy yourself," Trump.
  • FLASHBACK: Ted Cruz PROMISES to Endorse Donald Trump on National TV (VIDEO)

    07/21/2016 5:11:35 AM PDT · by maggief · 61 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | July 21, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    On March 3, 2016 Senator Ted Cruz told the FOX News debate audience he would support Donald Trump if he was the Republican nominee. Bret Baier: Senator Cruz will you support Donald Trump if he is the nominee? Senator Ted Cruz: Yes, because I gave my word I would. And what I have endeavored to do every day in the senate is do what I said I would do.
  • Cruz supporters boo Trump's name

    07/20/2016 2:52:43 PM PDT · by maggief · 102 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 20, 2016 | Ben Kamisar
    CLEVELAND — Hours before he was scheduled to speak at the Republican National Convention, former presidential candidate Ted Cruz drew loud boos from his supporters at the mere mention of the GOP's nominee, Donald Trump. Cruz, who has not endorsed Trump despite accepting a speaking slot for the convention's Wednesday night session, chuckled and let the boos continue during a thank-you event for his delegates and supporters in Cleveland. While the crowd at the lakeside bar made their feelings clear about Trump, Cruz didn't offer any signal as to what he would say in his convention speech or whether he...
  • Mystery Surrounds Sources of Many Bill Clinton Speaking Fees

    07/20/2016 12:13:27 PM PDT · by maggief · 23 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | July 20, 2016 | Alana Goodman
    By all accounts, it was the most popular gala the Lady Taverners had ever held. Over 1,000 people packed the Park Lane Hilton in London on Oct. 30, 2009, with the crowd overflowing into the hallways, to listen to President Bill Clinton speak on the power of giving. While Clinton’s speech helped raise a substantial sum for the prominent cricket charity, his staggering $290,000 speaking fee was not covered by the group, according to organizers. The fee also was not covered by “World Management Limited,” the marketing company Hillary Clinton listed as the payment source in her federal financial filings....
  • Bush's three delegates cost $50 million each

    07/20/2016 4:50:56 AM PDT · by maggief · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 20, 2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    Jeb Bush's three delegates at the Republican National Convention cost him and his campaign about $50 million each. Bush, who ended his presidential campaign in February after a poor showing in South Carolina, had only three delegates vote for him at the Republicans' nominating convention Tuesday. His campaign and super PAC spent $46 million for each delegate, according to The Washington Post's Dave Weigel. He was a favorite going into the primary season and had substantial financial backing from his family network, but he was unable to muster the enthusiasm his campaign needed. Donald Trump's attacks on Bush as “low-energy”...
  • AP EXCLUSIVE: CONFIDENTIAL TEXT EASES IRAN NUKE CONSTRAINTS

    07/18/2016 1:01:38 PM PDT · by maggief · 5 replies
    AP ^ | July 18, 2016 | GEORGE JAHN
    VIENNA (AP) -- Key restrictions on Iran's nuclear program imposed under an internationally negotiated deal will start to ease years before the 15-year accord expires, advancing Tehran's ability to build a bomb even before the end the pact, according to a document obtained Monday by The Associated Press. The document is the only text linked to last year's deal between Iran and six foreign powers that hasn't been made public, although U.S. officials say members of Congress have been able to see it. It was given to the AP by a diplomat whose work has focused on Iran's nuclear program...
  • Anti-Trump delegates say they will force roll call vote on rules

    07/18/2016 11:58:46 AM PDT · by maggief · 87 replies
    The Hill | July 18, 2016 | Ben Kamisar
    CLEVELAND--The band of Republican delegates mounting a last-ditch effort to snatch the nomination away from Donald Trump is claiming a last-minute victory in a push to force every delegate to vote on the party's rules on the convention floor. Delegates Unbound, a group of delegates that support unbinding the delegates to free them from their pledge to vote for Trump, announced Monday afternoon it had secured enough support to force that roll call vote. The delegates aim to vote down the rules package in its entirety in order to force the party back to the drawing board under pressure to...
  • Kerry: ISIS 'is on the run' despite recent terror attacks

    07/17/2016 7:21:34 AM PDT · by maggief · 59 replies
    CNN | July 17, 2016 | Eric Bradner
    (CNN)Secretary of State John Kerry insisted Sunday that a recent spate of terrorist attacks reflects that ISIS is "on the run" in Iraq and Syria. Kerry downplayed attacks like the shooting at an Orlando nightclub, a driver's rampage through a crowd in Nice and the Istanbul airport attack, saying they don't reflect the strength of the group in its home bases. Those attacks "the desperate actions of an enemy that sees the noose closing around them," he told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union."
  • Trump fires back at Warren: She 'must prove she is not a fraud'

    07/17/2016 6:38:08 AM PDT · by maggief · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 17, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Donald Trump early Sunday fired back at Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) after she slammed the presumptive GOP nominee and his vice presidential pick. "Goofy Elizabeth Warren, who may be the least productive Senator in the U.S. Senate, must prove she is not a fraud," Trump tweeted. "Without the con it's over." Donald J. Trump âś”@realDonaldTrump Goofy Elizabeth Warren, who may be the least productive Senator in the U.S. Senate, must prove she is not a fraud. Without the con it's over 11:15 PM - 16 Jul 2016 Donald J. Trump âś”@realDonaldTrump I hope that Crooked Hillary picks Goofy Elizabeth Warren,...
  • Trump insists Pence was ‘my first choice from the start’

    07/16/2016 6:25:19 AM PDT · by maggief · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 16, 2016 | Elliot Smilowitz
    Donald Trump on Saturday insisted Indiana Gov. Mike Pence was his first choice for a running mate, as reports emerge that he considered changing his VP pick at the last second. Trump called Pence “my first choice from start” in a tweet hyping Saturday’s joint press conference with the Indiana governor. Donald J. Trump ✔@realDonaldTrump Look forward to introducing Governor Mike Pence (who has done a spectacular job in the great State of Indiana). My first choice from start! 7:29 AM - 16 Jul 2016
  • Islamic State group claims Nice attacker as a 'soldier'

    07/16/2016 6:19:15 AM PDT · by maggief · 8 replies
    AP ^ | July 16, 2016 | COLLEEN BARRY
    NICE, France (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed Saturday that the Tunisian man who barreled his truck into a crowd in the French resort city of Nice was a "soldier" of the group. It's the first claim of responsibility for an attack that claimed 84 lives at a July 14 fireworks display for France's national holiday. The claim — circulated on social media by a news outlet affiliated with the group — didn't name Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, the 31-year-old Tunisian who authorities say was behind the wheel as a truck crashed into revelers Thursday night. But the statement quoting...
  • President Obama on Nice Attack: ‘We Cannot Let Ourselves Be Divided’

    07/15/2016 12:40:43 PM PDT · by maggief · 61 replies
    Time ^ | July 15, 2016 | Tessa Berenson
    "We cannot let ourselves be divided by religion, because that’s exactly what the terrorists want" U.S. President Barack Obama responded to the Nice attack Friday, urging unity in the wake of the grisly truck attack that left at least 84 dead in France and warning that Americans “cannot let ourselves be divided” by the attacks. “I know I speak for all of us when I say that these individuals and these networks are an affront to all of our humanity,” Obama said, speaking at the Diplomatic Corps Reception in the White House. In the speech, he reiterated support for the...
  • Ryan on Black Lives Matter: Have to respect different views

    07/13/2016 8:08:59 AM PDT · by maggief · 74 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 12, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday called the concerns of the Black Lives Matter movement "profound" and said communities need to come together to find solutions to the issues people are facing. "People feel like they're being discriminated against and they're not safe because of the color of their skin, so that's profound and because people believe that, we have to listen to that," Ryan said Tuesday during a CNN town hall. "And we have to hear about it, we have to understand it and then, instead of just talking, let's go try solving it. The Speaker said people should "not...
  • Powerline: The Clinton Factor

    07/13/2016 6:27:07 AM PDT · by maggief · 21 replies
    Powerline ^ | July 13, 2016 | SCOTT JOHNSON
    A knowledgeable reader and “longtime Power Line fan” writes to say that he has enjoyed our coverage of the Hillary email case. He thought we “might be interested in the perspective of someone inside the federal law enforcement community.” He has worked as a federal agent for 20 years and been involved in hundreds of criminal investigations. He has made dozens of arrests and held Top Secret/SCI clearance for a long time. “So,” he writes, “I have very extensive experience handling classified materials and info.” I’ll withhold additional details regarding his background to preserve his anonymity. He comments: What really...
  • GOP National Committeeman: Romney Heading Up ‘National Movement’ Against Trump

    07/12/2016 8:11:15 PM PDT · by maggief · 113 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 12, 2016 | Kerry Picket
    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A Republican National Committeeman from Oregon warned reporters Tuesday that 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney is attempting to foil Donald Trump’s nomination at the GOP convention next week. Solomon Yue, a member of the RNC’s Standing Rules Committee, made these remarks after the committee adjourned Tuesday afternoon. Different from the Convention Rules Committee, which holds jurisdiction over the 2016 convention rules, the standing committee found itself responding to inquiries relating to whether or not certain delegates can vote in opposition to the results of their state primary on the first ballot of the nomination process. The Convention...
  • Ryan pans Trump's deportation plan

    07/12/2016 7:32:37 PM PDT · by maggief · 137 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 12, 2016 | Scott Wong
    A week before the GOP nominating convention, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) made clear he disagrees with presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump’s plan to deport 11 million undocumented immigrants. “I don’t agree with that. I don’t think rounding up 11 million people A) is the right thing to do, B) would work,” Ryan said during a CNN televised town hall event. “And I don’t think you’d like to see what we’d have to do to the country to do that.” Ryan and Trump represent two different camps in the Republican Party on the issue of immigration. Trump is a hardliner who’s...
  • Ted Cruz to meet with secretive conservative group in Cleveland

    07/12/2016 5:36:56 PM PDT · by maggief · 156 replies
    Politico ^ | July 12, 2016 | SHANE GOLDMACHER
    CLEVELAND — Ted Cruz is making an extra trip to Cleveland to address a closed-door meeting of influential conservative leaders this Friday ahead of the Republican National Convention, according to four people familiar with his plans. Cruz will speak to a gathering of the Council for National Policy, a secretive group of conservative activists, many of whom backed the Texas senator in his failed presidential bid earlier this year. The Council for National Policy is a nonprofit but some of its members, including CNP President Tony Perkins, who also serves as head of the Family Research Council, are part of...
  • GOP rips into Lynch, who refuses to discuss details in Clinton case

    07/12/2016 10:00:00 AM PDT · by maggief · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 11, 2016 | Julian Hattem
    Attorney General Loretta Lynch refused to discuss her decision not to pursue charges against Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, despite intense criticism from House Republicans. Days after FBI Director James Comey testified for nearly five hours in one House committee, Lynch took a markedly different tack before a separate panel. She repeatedly refused to discuss details of the Clinton case, referred matters back to the FBI and at times appeared to go out of her way not even to say the former secretary of State's name, instead referring obliquely to “the matter.” “While I understand that this investigation has generated significant...
  • Jeb Bush: I can’t vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, ‘and it breaks my heart’

    07/12/2016 6:24:59 AM PDT · by maggief · 130 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 11, 2016 | David Sherfinski
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush — who along with a few other 2016 GOP presidential candidates still refuses to support Donald Trump — said he still can’t vote for either Mr. Trump or likely Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. “I can’t vote for Hillary Clinton and I can’t vote for Donald Trump, and it breaks my heart,” Mr. Bush said in an interview that aired on MSNBC Monday evening. “This is my the first time in my adult life I’m confronted with this dilemma.” “A lot of the governors, I would have been very comfortable with,” Mr. Bush said. “John...
  • EXCLUSIVE: House Letter Calls Clinton Foundation ‘Lawless’

    07/12/2016 5:59:51 AM PDT · by maggief · 48 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | uly 11, 2016 | Richard Pollock
    A new congressional letter circulating among lawmakers charges the William, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation is a “lawless, ‘Pay-to-Play’ enterprise that has been operating under a cloak of philanthropy for years.” The letter, obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation, is authored by Tennessee Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn who plans to send it to FBI Director James Comey, Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen and Federal Trade Commission chairwoman Edith Ramirez. The letter calls upon the three agencies to launch a “public corruption” investigation into the ties between Clinton Foundation donors and Hillary Clinton’s policies as secretary of state. The...
  • Black Lives Matter Mob Threatens Fox News Reporter

    07/11/2016 7:11:15 PM PDT · by maggief · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 11, 2016 | Neil Munro
    A mob of Black Lives Matter demonstrators berated and threatened a Fox News reporter in St. Paul, Minn., when the reporter asked the protestors why they were blocking a highway on July 9. “Get the f… out of here,” the lead organizer frantically chanted into the face of the stunned reporter, who politely defended himself by saying, “I asked you… [to] tell me why you are here.” The demonstrators pushed up against the reporter, forcing him backwards towards the protection of police, while another person seems to say “we’re going to knock his ass out.” (snip) The St. Paul organizer...
  • Ryan to speak at GOP convention

    07/11/2016 7:00:42 AM PDT · by maggief · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 11, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) plans to speak during next week’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland, according to a new report. Ryan’s address will last 10 minutes and focus on the Republican agenda in the House, Politico reported Monday. An aide to Ryan said the speech will show “the sharp contrast between Republican ideas and four more years of [President] Obama-like progressive policies.” The aide added that Ryan's remarks will also illustrate “the need for conservatives to unite around Republican candidates in advance of a critical election.” Politico said Ryan’s team finalized his speaking slot last Thursday after Donald Trump met...
  • Obama: America is not as divided as some suggest

    07/09/2016 10:51:09 AM PDT · by maggief · 48 replies
    AP ^ | July 9, 2016
    WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Saturday rejected the notion that this week's stunning violence is a signal that the U.S. has returned to some of the darkest days of its past, saying that as painful as the killings of police and black men were, "America is not as divided as some have suggested." "Americans of all races and all backgrounds are rightly outraged by the inexcusable attacks on police, whether it's in Dallas or anyplace else," Obama said from Warsaw, Poland, where he attended a NATO summit. "That includes protesters. It includes family members who have grave...
  • Meet the Leftist Reverend Behind the Dallas Black Lives Matter Protest

    07/08/2016 9:56:04 AM PDT · by maggief · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 8, 2016 | Jen Lawrence
    The lead organizer of the Dallas protest where snipers opened fire on police officers has made several disturbing comments on his social media. A Breitbart News review of Jeff Hood’s internet footprint revealed regular posts about the apocalypse, violent retribution to police, and Hood even recently posted about the 2013 death of a self proclaimed “social justice warrior” who committed suicide by lighting himself on fire in front of a shopping mall in Texas. Video of Hood speaking on camera just after the attack surfaced on social media where Hood talks about “leading the protest” (snip) Reverend Hood closely follows...
  • Comey: Hillary Still Possibly Under FBI Investigation into Clinton Foundation

    07/07/2016 3:02:09 PM PDT · by maggief · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 7, 2016 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    FBI director James Comey would not comment Thursday when asked directly by Congress, under oath, whether his department is still investigating Hillary Clinton in connection with possible corruption related to the Clinton Foundation. Comey had announced Tuesday that he would not recommend prosecuting Hillary Clinton for mishandling classified information, despite the fact that her behavior was “extremely careless.” However, Comey did not say anything about investigation into the Clinton Foundation, which now still appears to be ongoing. That investigation involves suspicions that the former Secretary of State abused her role to solicit donations for her family’s private charity — including...
  • Issa: ‘We Are in a Crisis,’ and Hillary Clinton Is a ‘Criminal Involved in a Criminal Enterprise'

    07/06/2016 5:55:09 AM PDT · by maggief · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 6, 2016 | DAN RIEHL
    EXCERPT Issa said: We are in a crisis because Hillary Clinton, if the voters do not stop her, will be the next President of the United States. She will, in fact, on Day One say, “Pardon me,” and she’ll mean it. She’ll have pardoned herself. She will have, in fact, gone from being a criminal involved in a criminal enterprise. Obviously, Clinton Cash depicted that and somebody who flaunted the security laws, the privacy laws, the presidential and the Federal Records Act, and gotten away with it.
  • Bill Clinton’s Loretta Lynch Meeting Part of his ‘Soft Intimidation’ Campaign To Neutralize Threats

    07/01/2016 3:22:08 PM PDT · by maggief · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 1, 2016 | Matthew Boyle
    Retired U.S. Secret Service officer Gary Byrne told Breitbart News exclusively that former President Bill Clinton’s secret meeting with Attorney General Loretta Lynch was a form of “soft intimidation” he became all too familiar with when he used to stand guard outside Clinton’s Oval Office. “I know all too well how the Clintons use intimidation – it was often soft intimidation, and other times not so soft – to get their way,” Byrne, the author of the newly released book on the Clintons, said in an email. “They are doing this to Loretta Lynch. They are doing it with my...
  • Russian Hackers Believed to Have Breached Clinton Foundation Computers

    06/22/2016 6:28:20 AM PDT · by maggief · 44 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 22, 2016 | PETE WILLIAMS and KEN DILANIAN
    Russian hackers are believed to have breached the computers of the Clinton Foundation — and appear to be the same cyber spies who swiped confidential files from the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton campaigns, officials familiar with the investigation told NBC News. Three private security firms have concluded the hackers are Russian, and some security experts say Russian intelligence could be behind the attacks and want to interfere in the U.S. presidential election. So what could be the hackers' end game? The Democratic National Committee said the operation was part of a Russian disinformation campaign. But some U.S. officials believe...
  • Trump accuses Jeb Bush of mounting convention coup

    06/18/2016 1:22:24 PM PDT · by maggief · 140 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 18, 2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    Donald Trump on Saturday accused Jeb Bush of mounting a convention coup against him, after reports that Republican delegates who don't personally support Trump are looking for ways to avoid voting for him this summer. "By the way, Jeb is working on the movement, just so you understand," Trump said to supporters at a rally in Las Vegas. "Jeb is one of the people that's working — and the other one should be obvious," he said, though he didn't elaborate further. Earlier at the rally, however, Trump echoed the Republican National Committee and said the reports were a media hoax....
  • Priebus chooses Romney ally to chair convention rules committee

    06/18/2016 7:43:29 AM PDT · by maggief · 125 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 18, 2016 | Rick Moran
    RNC Chairman Reince Priebus tapped former congressman Enid Mickelsen to chair the all-important rules committee during the convention. Just two weeks ago, Enid had this to say about the presidential race: Ryan Struyk @ryanstruyk Enid Mickelsen just named chair of GOP convention rules panel. Here's what she told Salt Lake Tribune two weeks ago. She has also spoken approvingly of the idea that the rules could be changed to allow delegates to vote for someone other than a candidate they are bound to by result of primary or caucus. It's unkown if Trump was consulted about the choice.
  • Paul Ryan Lies to O’Reilly: Says He Passed Bill to Pause Somali Refugee Program

    06/16/2016 6:33:00 PM PDT · by maggief · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 16, 2016 | Julia Hahn
    In a Wednesday interview with Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly, House Speaker Paul Ryan made a demonstrably false declaration about his efforts to pause the Somali refugee program. During the interview, O’Reilly criticized Ryan for failing to message on immigration controls and asked Ryan specifically about the Somali refugee crisis in Minnesota. O’Reilly: “We have a Somali problem up in Minneapolis-St. Paul. [We] have a problem there and those are refugees from Somalia. And if, God forbid, some refugee comes in and blows people up, it’s going to be grisly.” Ryan replied by explaining that he passed a bill to pause...
  • Gun Shop Reported ‘Suspicious’ Omar Mateen to Authorities

    06/16/2016 11:42:58 AM PDT · by maggief · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 16, 2016 | FRANCES MARTEL
    Robbie Abell, owner of a Florida gun shop, says he alerted authorities that a suspicious man had come in asking about body armor. Five weeks later, Omar Mateen – equipped with weapons he bought at a different shop after Abell’s employees refused to sell to him – killed 49 people and injured as many at Pulse night club in Orlando. The Wall Street Journal quotes Abell as telling them that his store, Lotus Gunworks of South Florida, “shut him down on all sales” after be began asking bizarre questions about body armor and bulk ammunition. “The questions he was asking...
  • Man Arrested For Making Terroristic Threats In Denton (TX)

    06/16/2016 8:08:40 AM PDT · by maggief · 18 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | June 16, 2016 | Joel Thomas
    DENTON (CBSDFW.COM) – Denton County deputies, police and security took an Iraqi man into custody at a Denton County courts building after a loud outburst and two run-ins with people previously that had police issuing a warrant for his arrest. Workers at a Denton IHOP restaurant say 28-year-old Peshwaz Waise came into their restaurant around 6:00 a.m. wearing what they called a turban, clutching a Koran and talking to customers about accepting its message. “So, I guess he approached the guy with the same message but the guy had on a Trump supporter shirt on,” said restaurant employee Darel Walker....
  • House GOP Leaders Set To Endorse Obama’s Failed Anti-JIhad Strategy

    06/16/2016 6:21:10 AM PDT · by maggief · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 16, 2016 | NEIL MUNRO
    House GOP leaders are set to endorse President Barack Obama’s failed domestic anti-jihad strategy, according to Texas GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert. The GOP’s Obama endorsement is hidden in a new bill, titled the ‘‘Countering Terrorist Radicalization Act.” The showpiece bill’s title and language is undermined by numerous exceptions that allow the president to continue his failed “Countering Violent Extremism” strategy, Gohmert said. The bill is a post-Orlando showpiece that actually entrenches Obama’s harmful policies, he said. “All this is doing is giving more and more credibility to this ridiculous term ‘CVE’ instead of describing the killers that were behind 9/11,...
  • London’s Muslim Mayor Hosts EU ‘Remain’ Rally With Hijab-Clad Women Forced To Stand At The Back

    06/16/2016 6:16:51 AM PDT · by maggief · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 16, 2016 | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    London Mayor Sadiq Khan gave a speech in Manchester on behalf of the EU ‘Remain’ campaign, with women noticeably absent from the front of the crowd. In an effort to bolster the ailing Remain campaign, newly elected London Mayor Sadiq Khan has gone on a road trip across the country to try and boost support for remaining in the European Union (EU). A photograph from one of Mr. Khan’s speeches in Manchester posted on the Guido Fawkes blog reveals that in at least one of his speeches, meant to galvanise Labour voters in the north of England, women were excluded...
  • CIA director warns ISIS terror capability not slowed despite battle losses

    06/16/2016 6:10:15 AM PDT · by maggief · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | June 16, 2016 | Barbara Starr
    ISIS has a "large cadre of Western fighters" who could attack in the West and is continuing to inspire sympathizers with no "direct links" to ISIS to attack on their own as it did in Orlando, the director of the CIA will warn this morning, according to excerpts of his statement to the Senate provided to CNN. "We judge that ISIL is training and attempting to deploy operatives for further attacks. ISIL has a large cadre of Western fighters who could potentially serve as operatives for attacks in the West. And the group is probably exploring a variety of means...
  • CNN: Obama's cerebral reaction to terror tested in Orlando (BARF!)

    06/16/2016 6:03:27 AM PDT · by maggief · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | June 16, 2016 | Stephen Collinson,
    (CNN)President Barack Obama lands Thursday at the scene of the largest terror attack on U.S. soil since 9/11 buffeted by criticism that he doesn't understand the threat posed by radical Islam and hasn't done enough to protect the homeland. When terrorists have struck during his presidency, Obama has typically reacted cerebrally and unemotionally, trying to ensure that reason triumphs over the fear and emotion of the moment even as critics such as Donald Trump assail it. It's an approach that will be tested once again in Orlando as he tries to console Americans reeling from the dawn of a new...
  • Rubio says he will reconsider running for reelection

    06/15/2016 2:42:41 PM PDT · by maggief · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 15, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) will reconsider his decision not to run for reelection, he told reporters Wednesday. Rubio reopened the door to running after speaking with Florida Lt. Gov. Carlos López-Cantera, a close friend of his who is running to replace him. Sunday's mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub that left 49 dead made him rethink his decision, Rubio said. “Obviously, I take very seriously everything that’s going on — not just Orlando, but in our country,” he said. “I enjoy my service here a lot. So I’ll go home later this week, and I’ll have some time with my...
  • Orlando gunman's alleged sexual confusion betrays ISIS loyalty

    06/14/2016 9:32:04 AM PDT · by maggief · 62 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | June 14, 2016
    ORLANDO - The gunman responsible for the deaths of 49 people inside a gay nightclub in Orlando pledged loyalty to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in his last moments, and the Mideast terrorist group quickly and happily took the credit. However, if the statements of several patrons of Orlando's gay scene are proven true, ISIS would probably prefer to take Omar Mateen and throw him off a tower. A U.S. official with knowledge of the situation tells CBS News that club-goers have told investigators that Mateen had been at Pulse numerous previously. Additionally, other media outlets have...
  • Trump knocks Obama, Clinton: 'It's an absolute war'

    06/13/2016 5:11:48 AM PDT · by maggief · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 13, 2016 | Jesse Byrnes
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump early Monday lashed out at President Obama and Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the wake of a mass shooting at an Orlando, Fla., gay nightclub. "There's never been anything to this extent," Trump said during a phone call on Fox News's "Fox and Friends." "There's no uniforms involved, but it's war, it's absolute war." "We better get smart or it's only going to get worse," continued Trump, who on Sunday said that Obama should step down as president and suggested that Clinton withdraw from the White House race. "This man has no clue," Trump...
  • Orlando shooter was angered by kissing men, gunman’s father says

    06/12/2016 7:59:58 AM PDT · by maggief · 119 replies
    BNO ^ | June 12, 2016
    Omar Mateen, the man who opened fire at a gay nightclub in Florida, killing at least 50 people and injuring dozens more, had become angered after seeing two men kissing in downtown Miami, his father has told NBC News. (more) The father, speaking to NBC News on late Sunday morning, apologized for his son's actions and said he was in shock. "We apologize to everyone. I am so sorry. I lost a son. They lost sons. All of these people are my family," he was quoted as saying. The father added that Mateen had become very angry after he saw...
  • Biden waiting on Clinton endorsement

    06/09/2016 4:43:03 PM PDT · by maggief · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 9, 2016 | Jordan Fabian
    Vice President Biden offered high praise for Bernie Sanders after a meeting with the presidential candidate on Thursday and stopped short of endorsing his opponent, Hillary Clinton. Biden is expected to back Clinton, but he declined to offer her a quick endorsement like President Obama did. After an afternoon meeting at the Naval Observatory, the vice president congratulated Sanders for “energizing so many new voters and bringing them into the Democratic Party,” a spokesperson said. “They discussed the need for the national conversation to continue to focus on the defining fight of our time: retaining and expanding access to the...
  • (Illegal) Student who graduated top of her class causes outrage after bragging that she has a 4.5GPA

    06/08/2016 2:49:22 PM PDT · by maggief · 92 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | June 8, 2016 | CHRIS SUMMERS
    Mayte Lara tweeted after graduating from Crockett High School in Austin But the Texas teenager also mentioned that she was 'undocumented' Federal law does not prohibit states from providing in-state tuition to undocumented students High school graduation season is in full swing and Twitter and Facebook are jam-packed with pictures of jubilant teenagers but one girl's tweet has landed her in a whole lot of trouble. Mayte Lara, from Crockett High School in Austin, Texas, tweeted: 'Valedictorian, 4.5GPA, full tuition paid for at UT, 13 cords and medals, nice legs, oh and I'm undocumented.' (snip) The fact that Lara has...
  • Report: Reid wants Warren for VP

    06/08/2016 2:28:25 PM PDT · by maggief · 70 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 8, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid wants Hillary Clinton to pick Sen. Elizabeth Warren as her running mate, the Huffington Post reported on Wednesday. The report, citing four unidentified Senate sources, says that Reid has grown confident that Democrats would be able to hold on to Warren’s seat if she vacates it to be vice president. The Boston Globe reported last week that Reid had tapped a lawyer in Washington, D.C., to review Massachusetts election law to weigh his options for how to keep her seat blue.
  • Green Party's Jill Stein to Sanders fans: 'There's a plan B here'

    06/08/2016 7:32:16 AM PDT · by maggief · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | June 8, 2016 | Eli Watkins
    (CNN)As the Democratic primary winds down to a close, Green Party likely nominee Dr. Jill Stein said she wanted Bernie Sanders supporters to "know that there's a plan B here to continue to fight that revolution." Sanders went from a long-shot candidate to the head of a national progressive movement in months, and Stein said she believed many of his supporters, turned off by presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's record and a bruising primary season, might go Stein's way. Stein offered condolences to Sanders supporters and praised Sanders for running a "revolutionary" movement that spoke to the issues she also...