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  • Protester who grabbed Lucian Wintrich’s ‘It’s OK to be white’ speech charged with theft

    12/14/2017 8:18:30 AM PST · by simpson96 · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/12/2017 | Derek Hawkins
    Prosecutors on Monday dropped a breach of peace charge against conservative commentator Lucian Wintrich, who was arrested last month when a scuffle broke out during his speech at the University of Connecticut titled “It’s OK to be White.” Wintrich, a White House correspondent for the right-wing website Gateway Pundit, was charged with the misdemeanor count after he grabbed a woman who took a copy of his speech from the lectern and tried to walk away. People crowded around, attempting to pull them apart, and Wintrich was taken away by police. After a court appearance Monday, an attorney for Wintrich told...
  • Republicans reach deal on tax cuts with key farm benefits

    12/13/2017 10:22:59 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 19 replies ^ | Dec 13, 2017 | Philip Brasher
    Congressional Republicans say they reached agreement on a final tax bill that will provide a new 20-percent deduction for pass-through income from farms and small businesses. The agreement, which the House and Senate are expected to take up early next week, also calls for doubling the estate tax exemption and will include key expensing provisions that farm groups sought to preserve and expand, lawmakers said. They said the agreement also would allow deduction of state and local taxes, including income and property taxes, up to $10,000, a concession to lawmakers in high-tax states that could also benefit farmers. Senate Agriculture...
  • Watch: Fireball Shooting Across The Sky Captured By Police Dashcam

    12/09/2017 9:01:02 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    newsweek ^ | 12/09/2017
    The American Meteor Society (AMS) took to Twitter on December 7 to confirm that what he saw was in fact, a meteor. AMS received reports from 146 people about the fireball event. The society noted it was primarily visible from Pennsylvania, but eyewitness accounts were also reported from twelve other states: New York, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio, Delaware, Connecticut, New Jersey, Rhode Island, West Virginia, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Washington, DC.
  • State Drops Case Against Wintrich, White House Correspondent, In UConn Tussle

    12/11/2017 11:54:14 AM PST · by x1stcav · 21 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | 12/11/17 | David Owens and Russell Blair
    The state Monday dropped the breach of peace case against Lucian Wintrich, a White House correspondent for conservative website Gateway Pundit, in connection to a tussle at a speech he was to deliver at UConn last month. He was present at court but did not appear before a judge. His lawyer, Norm Pattis, met with Tolland State’s Attorney Matthew Gedansky. Later, Pattis said the state recognized Wintrich was retrieving notes that were stolen from him when the incident happened “I obviously think its wonderful that finally the system corrected itself,” said Wintrich in brief comments outside of court. “We don’t...
  • Mueller just abruptly reversed course on his bail agreement with Manafort

    12/04/2017 3:20:39 PM PST · by Coronal · 64 replies
    Business Insider ^ | December 4, 2017 | Natasha Bertrand
    Special counsel Robert Mueller has abruptly reversed course on a bail agreement his office struck with Paul Manafort's legal team last week that would have allowed him to be released from GPS monitoring. Manafort evidently failed to tell the government that he was ghost-writing a draft op-ed about his work in Ukraine as late as November 30. He was working on it with "a longtime Russian colleague" who is "assessed to have ties to Russian intelligence," according to the special counsel's court filing. That colleague was likely Konstantin Kilimnik, a Russian-Ukrainian citizen and longtime protege of Manafort who he had...
  • Four Democrats Eyeing Governor's Office (CT)Meet For Public Forum (Unicorns, hate, jealousy)

    12/04/2017 3:51:15 AM PST · by raybbr · 16 replies ^ | 1272/2017 | Rebecca Lurye
    Voters had their first opportunity Saturday to hear where four of the Democrats running or considering a run for governor in 2018 fall on some of the most pressing issues facing the state. For two hours, they spoke to a fullauditorium at Fair Haven School on economic inequality, the state’s over-reliance on the financial industry, police and criminal justice reform and sanctuary cities. The event, dubbed “the People’s Symposium,’’ featured Dan Drew, the Middletown mayor who is running to replace outgoing Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, and three potential candidates who have formed exploratory committees: Dita Bhargava, a former official with...
  • A Senate of the States: July 16th, 1787

    12/04/2017 1:18:52 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 3 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | December 4th 2017 | Rodney Dodsworth
    The Connecticut Compromise. Roger Sherman of Connecticut was another delegate largely forgotten by history. Born to a self-described ‘low condition’, he started off as a shoemaker, subsequently founded prosperous mercantile businesses, and became a judge and town mayor. At sixty-six, he was the second oldest delegate behind Benjamin Franklin. But unlike Franklin, Sherman’s grating personality often diminished the value of his ideas. Since June 6th, Sherman not only recognized the necessity of state participation in the new government, but consistently advocated an equality of state suffrage, of retaining the confederation’s congressional structure.1 In something of a parliamentary game of chicken,...
  • Geraldo Rivera Quits Post After Yale Removes Slavery Supporter's Name

    02/13/2017 3:28:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/12/17 | Jennifer Calfas
    Fox News personality Geraldo Rivera quit his position at Yale University after the Ivy League school announced it would remove the name of a pro-slavery lawmaker from one of its residential colleges. Yale's Calhoun College was named after Vice President John C. Calhoun, a 19th-century slavery supporter and white supremacist from South Carolina who attended Yale. Yale announced plans to rename Calhoun College after Grace Murray Hopper, an alum of the school and a renowned computer scientist and Navy rear admiral, the New York Times reported. Rivera announced his decision to resign from his position at the university on Sunday...
  • Speaker at UConn’s ‘It’s OK To Be White’ event arrested after altercation

    11/28/2017 8:09:24 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 64 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 28, 2017 | | Associated Press
    Lucian Wintrich’s speech Tuesday night was cut short when a girl in the audience appeared to take something off the podium he was using and then started to leave. Cellphone videos posted on Twitter show Wintrich running up to the girl and grabbing her before other audience members get involved. Police quickly stepped in and led Wintrich away. There was no immediate word on any potential charges. Wintrich is the White House correspondent for the right-wing blog Gateway Pundit.
  • Trump Goes After Phony Vietnam Hero Senator Blumenthal for Remarks about SCOUTUS Pick Gorsuch

    02/09/2017 8:11:07 AM PST · by davikkm · 33 replies
    Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) faked his Vietnam War service and lied about being the captain of the Harvard Swim Team. Connecticut voters elected him to the US Senate anyway. On Wednesday Blumenthal told reporters Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch told him that President Donald Trump’s tweets about the judiciary are “demoralizing” and “disheartening.”
  • Dem Senator Calls for Special Prosecutor to Investigate Huma Abedin

    05/04/2017 4:41:49 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 106 replies ^ | 5-4-2017 | DAVID BIXENSPAN
    Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) appeared on MSNBC's “Morning Joe” on Thursday to discuss the news from Wednesday's James Comey hearing. More specifically, the topic was the FBI director revealing that longtime Hillary Clinton advisor Huma Abedin forwarded classified emails to then-husband Anthony Weiner, ostensibly so he could print them out. “Do you believe that is a crime?” panelist Willie Geist asked to open the Blumenthal interview. “If there was classified information and it was improperly passed to a person unauthorized to receive it? Yes, it’s a crime,” the senator replied. ”Without knowing what the intentions were and so forth, there...
  • Trump hits Blumenthal for Gorsuch comment claims, Vietnam 'lie'

    02/09/2017 6:18:45 AM PST · by servo1969 · 31 replies ^ | 2-9-2017 | FoxNews
    President Trump on Thursday struck back at Sen. Richard Blumenthal a day after the Connecticut Democrat leaked alleged details of a conversation he had with Trump’s Supreme Court pick. Blumenthal on Wednesday told reporters that Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch said previous comments made by Trump about a federal judge were “demoralizing” and “disheartening.” “Sen. Richard Blumenthal, who never fought in Vietnam when he said for years he had (major lie), now misrepresents what Judge Gorsuch told him?” Trump tweeted. ------- The supposed comments from Gorsuch to Blumenthal came in response to Trump’s tweet calling a federal judge a “so-called...
  • Trump Accuses Blumenthal of Misrepresenting Gorsuch Comments

    02/09/2017 6:30:59 AM PST · by detective · 37 replies
    Townhall ^ | Feb 09, 2017 | Leah Barkoukis
    President Trump blasted Sen. Richard Blumenthal Thursday for telling reporters that his Supreme Court pick called Trump’s attacks of federal judges on Twitter “demoralizing.” "Sen.Richard Blumenthal, who never fought in Vietnam when he said for years he had (major lie),now misrepresents what Judge Gorsuch told him?" Trump tweeted Thursday morning.
  • Sen. Blumenthal calls on Sessions and Rosenstein to testify

    06/09/2017 11:44:03 AM PDT · by Puppage · 46 replies
    WTNH Television ^ | 06/09/2017 | Puppage
    HARTFORD. Conn. (WTNH)– A top Connecticut lawmaker wants to hear from Attorney General Jeff Sessions under oath on the Russia investigation. U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal made his case for that Friday. On Thursday, we had that bombshell testimony from former FBI Director Jim Comey. Friday, we have Senator Richard Blumenthal calling for the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General to come testify in front of his committee. Blumenthal was there in the audience Thursday as Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Blumenthal is not on that committee, so he could not ask questions. He did say that Comey painted...
  • Cynthia Malkin, Richard Blumenthal’s Wife: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    07/21/2017 11:47:59 AM PDT · by onyx · 22 replies
    Heavy ^ | February 8,2017 | Brendan Morrow
    Richard Blumenthal has been a member of the U.S. Senate since 2011, having previously served as the attorney general of Connecticut. He has been married to his wife, Cynthia, for over three decades. Here’s what you need to know about Cynthia Malkin, Richard Blumenthal’s wife. 1. Cynthia Malkin is the daughter of Peter Malkin, a wealthy real estate investor. Peter Malkin is the chairman emeritus of Empire State Realty Trust, which owns a number of buildings across New York City including the Empire State Building. They also own office properties in Fairfield County, Connecticut and Westchester County, New York. Cynthia’s...
  • Dem senator: Trump's allies shouldn't expect pardons in Russia probe

    08/26/2017 11:11:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 26, 2017 | John Bowden
    Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) is warning President Trump's allies that they shouldn't expect a pardon in the ongoing Russia investigation should there be any convictions. The Democratic lawmaker on Saturday tweeted that targets of the investigation should still feel compelled to testify. "Any witness counting on a Russia investigation pardon should think again," Blumenthal tweeted, linking to an earlier report from The Hill quoting Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), who said that Trump's pardon of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio was a signal to those targeted by the Justice Department.....
  • Weekly Update: New Classified Clinton Emails

    11/18/2017 11:14:34 AM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 17, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    New Clinton Classified Emails Reveal More Pay for Play Judicial Watch Sues Kentucky Over Dirty Voter Registration Rolls We Sue DOJ for Communications On “Russian Lawyer” – Was She Working With Clinton/Obama Operation? New Clinton Classified Emails Reveal More Pay for Play While there are now belated rumbles in Washington about a Department of Justice investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email practices, we continue to steadily discover for you and the American people the nature of the corruption going on behind the scenes at her State Department. This week we released 109 pages of Hillary Clinton emails from her tenure...
  • Richard Blumenthal concerned Trump may be colluding with China

    11/07/2017 10:31:30 AM PST · by deplorableindc · 67 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Nov. 7, 2017
    Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Tuesday that President Trump may be putting China's interests ahead of America's for financial gain, but did not address his own family's management of the Empire State Building, which like Trump Tower has a Chinese government-linked tenant. In a call with reporters, Blumenthal said a Chinese bank renting space at Trump Tower in New York is illegal without congressional permission and may be influencing Trump's policy decisions. “To be really blunt, an arm of the Chinese government is paying President Trump rent for his building, and last year as you all know China granted President Trump...
  • Hillary Clinton Hung Out With Sidney Blumenthal And Tony Podesta This Weekend (Bday bash)

    10/30/2017 3:16:02 PM PDT · by maggief · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 30, 2017 | Chris White
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was spotted Sunday hobnobbing with a person who is currently at the focus of the FBI’s investigation into Russia’s interference into the U.S. presidential election. Clinton hung out with Sidney Blumenthal and political consultant Tony Podesta this weekend at the former Democratic presidential candidate birthday bash. Podesta’s appearance at the party is awkward, considering he has become a key figure in special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian influence in the election. (snip) Democratic California Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris made appearances at Clinton birthday party, where they were greeted with heaping helpings...
  • Dem senator(Blumenthal) to introduce bill closing background check 'loophole'

    10/04/2017 3:52:37 AM PDT · by RC one · 45 replies
    the Hill ^ | - 10/03/17 07:13 PM EDT | Jordain Carney - 10/03/17 07:13 PM EDT
    Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said Tuesday that he will introduce legislation to crack down on a background check "loophole" in the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas. "I will introduce a measure to close the loophole that lets a buyer walk away with a gun if the background check is not complete in 72 hrs," Blumenthal wrote in a tweet.The so-called "default to proceed" loophole allows a business to sell a gun after 72 hours if the FBI hasn't completed a background check confirming that the sale is legal before then.The practice allowed more than 2,500 prohibited purchasers...