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  • JFK files reveal FBI informant claimed cop shot by Oswald was president’s REAL assassin

    10/27/2017 10:45:16 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 33 replies
    The Sun [UK] ^ | 10/27/2017 | Tom Michael
    THE FBI was passed information suggesting a US cop was JFK’s real assassin, according to recently released files, feeding fears of further conspiracy theories. The internal document dated five months after the US president’s death details intelligence received from an informant. JFK was shot as he was driven through the streets of Dallas, Texas. It claims officer JD Tippit – who was killed by Lee Harvey Oswald around 45 minutes after Kennedy’s assassination – was the real trigger man, not Oswald. Oswald was fingered for the killing but was himself shot dead by mafia-linked nightclub owner Jack Ruby while in...
  • Teen who punched principal in face gets sweet deal from judge

    09/23/2017 10:29:19 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 95 replies
    New York Post ^ | 9/22/2017 | Rebecca Rosenberg
    A hot-headed teen got a slap on the wrist Friday for slugging a Manhattan principal who told him to turn down his music. Judge Edwina Richardson-Mendelson granted Luis Penzo, 19, youthful offender status and sentenced him to a conditional discharge — as long as he stays out of trouble for three years he’ll dodge prison and a criminal record. “You made us very proud,” the judge said of the surly teen’s compliance with a family therapy program. Penzo, who sauntered into Manhattan Supreme Court Friday wearing a white T-shirt and red gym shorts, offered no apology.
  • Replacing DACA: Future Dreamers Should Be Protected Too

    09/15/2017 3:22:59 PM PDT · by Menehune56 · 47 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 9/15/2017 | Michael C. Dorf
    With the emergence in the last week of Bipartisan Trump, we face the prospect of congressional implementation of a statute that replaces DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) sooner rather than later. Despite some ambivalent tweeting, it now appears as though Trump has agreed in principle with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi to enshrine DACA in legislation that also includes additional border security measures (but not border wall funding). Between Democrats and pro-business (and thus pro-immigration) "establishment" Republicans, there is likely majority support in Congress for such a measure.
  • A group of Democratic and Republican governors just released their plan to fix Obamacare

    08/31/2017 10:00:28 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 34 replies
    A letter from two Republican governors — John Kasich of Ohio and Brian Sandoval of Nevada — five Democrats, and one independent urged congressional leaders to do everything in their power to help the people currently on the law's individual insurance exchanges and to stabilize the program going forward. [snip] The letter called on the Trump administration to continue to try to make the law known as Obamacare work by increasing outreach to get people to sign up for plans.
  • Senator says GOP should have shut down birther movement

    08/06/2017 3:30:19 PM PDT · by Menehune56 · 143 replies
    New York Post ^ | 8/6/2017 | Marisa Schultz
    WASHINGTON – The Republican Party should have done more to shut down the birther movement that Donald Trump led, one GOP senator said Sunday. “I wish that we, as a party, would have stood up, for example, when the birtherism thing was going along,” Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) told NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “A lot of people did stand up but not enough.” Long before he was a presidential candidate, Trump led an effort to discredit President Obama by doubting he was a US citizen. Obama was born in Hawaii.
  • Majority of Americans support transgender military service

    07/29/2017 4:27:19 PM PDT · by Menehune56 · 100 replies
    Thomson Reuters via AOL "News" ^ | 7/29/2017 | Chris Kahn
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A majority of Americans believe that transgender individuals should be allowed to serve in the military, according to an exclusive Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Friday. The July 26-28 poll suggested that the country largely disagrees with President Donald Trump's announcement this week that he will ban transgender personnel from the armed forces. When asked to weigh in on the debate, 58 percent of adults agreed with the statement, "Transgender people should be allowed to serve in the military." Twenty-seven percent said they should not while the rest answered "don't know." Democrats mostly supported military service...
  • How ringless spam voicemails became a partisan issue

    07/15/2017 11:29:11 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 17 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | 6/29/2017 | Ethan Wolff-Mann
    If there’s anything good about ringless voicemails, it’s the fact that they bring people together. These voicemails that simply appear on your phone seem to invite universal hatred. Indeed, the FCC has gotten almost 2,800 complaints about ringless voicemails in June alone. Among the complaints: lost business due to spam clogging the mailbox, added data costs from checking messages, mailboxes flooded to capacity unable to receive messages from family.
  • Republicans' win in last night's Montana election is great news for Democrats

    05/26/2017 6:37:46 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 79 replies
    Vox ^ | 5/26/2017 | Matthew Yglesias
    Winning narrowly in safe red seats is a bad sign. Greg Gianforte’s 7 percentage point win in the Montana special election keeps a seat in Republican hands, but fundamentally represents bad news for the GOP.
  • Ex-spy chief James Clapper fears President Trump's travel ban as Muslim extremist 'recruiting tool'

    02/10/2017 9:44:09 AM PST · by Menehune56 · 75 replies
    AOL News ^ | 2/10/2017 | Christina Gregg
    Former director of national intelligence James Clapper spoke out on President Trump's travel ban on Friday, saying he fears the order could create a "recruiting tool" for extremists. In his first interview since leaving office, The Obama-era official told CNN's Jim Sciutto he is unaware of any intelligence that would prove the need for Trump's executive order banning travel for nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries.
  • Here’s the full list of 97 companies that just filed against Trump’s immigration ban

    02/06/2017 9:54:13 AM PST · by Menehune56 · 172 replies
    BGR News via Yahoo ^ | 2/6/2017 | Zach Epstein
    [Snip] The country and the world have now quickly learned that much of Trump’s rhetoric was indeed to be taken literally, and his recent immigration ban is by far the new president’s most controversial move to date. Now, in the latest chapter of this saga, 97 companies including some of the biggest names in tech have banded together to file a legal brief in opposition of Trump’s executive order on immigration.
  • Uber's CEO Praises the 'Magic of America' in Toothless Statement on Immigration Ban

    01/29/2017 8:59:42 AM PST · by Menehune56 · 7 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 1/28/2017 | Rhett Jones
    {4th paragraph] A dozen or so employees doesn’t seem to indicate that the ban will have a terribly large impact on the company. Microsoft, for example, says it has identified 76 employees that would be affected by the order. But Kalanick goes on to acknowledge that “thousands of drivers” in Uber’s unofficial workforce come from the listed countries.
  • Urgent appeal: California Democrats to invoke new anti-Trump weapon

    12/11/2016 11:08:27 AM PST · by Menehune56 · 54 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 12/11/2016 | Laurel Rosenhall
    As they suit up for battle against the Trump administration, Democrats who dominate California’s Legislature vow to unleash one of the superpowers of holding a supermajority: the ability to enact laws immediately. An underplayed consequence of the fact that they won two-thirds of the seats in both houses last month is that—if they stick together—California Democrats have the required margin to pass a bill with an “urgency” clause. Unlike ordinary bills passed by a simple majority, bills with urgency clauses take effect the minute the governor signs them, and cannot be stalled by voters who might try to prevent them...
  • Trump’s America: ‘Is it true, Tarrant County voted to get rid of us?’

    11/12/2016 3:46:49 PM PST · by Menehune56 · 36 replies
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | 11/12/2016 | Diane Smith and Dan Caplan
    The great divide that existed before Donald Trump was elected president remains. While Trump called for unity in his victory speech early Wednesday — followed by similar pleas from Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama — the opposite has happened. On social media, families and friends unfriended each other. Facebook posts have been long and heartfelt, expressing both joy and fear. Anti-Trump protests continued this weekend across the nation, including Fort Worth and Dallas. Complaints of Trump supporters bullying students in schools has been steady. Minorities are among those most concerned, saying they’re seeing a culture of hate bloom before...
  • Women respond to Hillary Clinton's stunning loss

    11/09/2016 7:56:42 AM PST · by Menehune56 · 70 replies
    Thomson Reuters via AOL News ^ | 11/9/2016 | Sharon Bernstein
    They wore pantsuits to their polling places, emulating the preferred dress of their White House candidate. Some wept with emotion and others remembered their female ancestors as they cast their vote for Democrat Hillary Clinton. But rather than witness the shattering of the ultimate glass ceiling, women across America watched an historic breakthrough slip away as Clinton failed to become the first woman elected president of the United States. Republican Donald Trump, who had waged a heated campaign painting the former secretary of state as "crooked" and threatening to put her in jail, swept to surprise victory on an anti-establishment...
  • TCU plans to add diversity official after students send demand letter

    10/19/2016 3:43:49 PM PDT · by Menehune56 · 21 replies
    Star-Telegram [Fort Worth, Texas] ^ | 10/19/2016 | Ryan Osborne
    TCU is planning to establish a “Cabinet-level” position after a group of students sent a letter to administrators demanding efforts to improve campus inclusiveness and diversity, the school announced this week. The position would “lead efforts regarding diversity and inclusion and providing additional training for all students, faculty and staff,” a university statement said. University spokeswoman Holly Ellman confirmed that administrators received a list of 14 demands in a recent letter from the Black Students and Allies of TCU. The students have met with administrators over the last several weeks.
  • Hundreds Rally At Trump Tower To Tell GOP 'This Pussy Votes' [Chicago]

    10/18/2016 11:36:02 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 69 replies
    Chicagoist ^ | 10/18/2016 | aaroncynic
    Hundreds gathered Tuesday morning in the shadow of Trump Tower in Chicago as part of a national day of protest to remind the Republican Presidential nominee that women are, in fact, people—and they vote. “The things that have been said and done by Donald Trump and Mike Pence are unacceptable, we can’t take this lying down anymore, said Linday Cogan, who was among the huge crowd of mostly women that gathered at the corner of Wacker and Wabash avenues before marching across the river to the plaza across the street from Trump’s hotel.
  • Texas congresswoman Kay Granger calls for Trump to step down

    10/11/2016 9:50:24 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 138 replies
    WFAA 8 ABC [DFW Metro] ^ | 10/10/2016 | WFAA Staff
    Kay Granger, Texas’ lone Republican female member of congress, is asking Donald Trump to “remove himself from consideration” for the presidency. [snip] “We have heard rumors about the insensitive and vulgar things Mr. Trump says about women,” Granger’s statement reads. “But watching that video is disgusting. Mr. Trump should remove himself from consideration as Commander in Chief.”
  • Texas May Owe Abortion Providers' Lawyers $4.5 Million

    10/08/2016 4:29:56 PM PDT · by Menehune56 · 6 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | 10/8/2016 | Alexa Ura
    Texas could be on the hook for more than $4.5 million as part of its failed legal battle to defend its 2013 abortion restrictions, which the U.S. Supreme struck down as unconstitutional in June.
  • Threatening, Anti-Muslim Message Left On Mosque’s Answering Machine

    08/08/2016 2:24:26 PM PDT · by Menehune56 · 20 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | 8/8/2016 | Andrew Greenstein
    WATAUGA (KRLD-AM) — The Masjid Al-Sahaabah mosque in Watauga is on edge after someone left a threatening message on its answering machine. “If you think you’re going to establish Sharia Law in my neighborhood in this country in Texas, you’re very wrong,” the caller, who claims to be a U.S. Army veteran from Watauga, says in the message that he left for the Masjid Al-Shahaabah mosque on July 30. [snip] The caller sounds more and more threatening during his two-minute expletive-laced rant. “We will cut all of your heads off. You understand me? All of you!”
  • Texas Senator Royce West Poses “Questions From A Black Man” Open Letter

    07/19/2016 10:00:11 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 22 replies
    CBSDFW/KRLD ^ | 7/18/2016 | L.P. Phillips
    DALLAS (KRLD) – He didn’t write the letter as a lawyer or State Senator….Royce West says he poses questions as a black man in today’s world. West asked the questions in an open letter titled, “Questions from a Black Man.” Questions included “are you afraid of me because of the color of his skin?” West says the questions are what many black Americans feel. For instance, West asked the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice if they have similar feelings?