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  • Why So Many Historians Agree With Ted Cruz On Gold

    02/09/2016 11:40:04 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 80 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 9, 2016 | Nathan Lewis
    Echoing the recent sentiments of Steve Forbes, this week Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz told a group in New Hampshire: "Money is ... a unit of measurement. So, the reason why we see these rapid oscillations in commodities markets, it's because of unstable currencies. And it's why I think we should look at going toward rules-based money supply, ideally tied to gold, so you have stability." Perhaps this will trigger another flood of disagreement in the mainstream press, such as the recent New York Times item which reported that 40 out of 40 "leading economists" said that a gold standard...
  • The Case Against Marco Rubio And For Ted Cruz

    02/09/2016 8:34:03 AM PST · by TBBT · 23 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | 2/9/16 | DrewM.
    It's easy to pick Ted Cruz if the choices are, well, everyone else still running for the GOP nomination. As I refuse to insult my fellow citizens by entertaining the idea that Donald Trump is a serious candidate worthy of debate, I will focus on why conservatives should pick Cruz over Marco Rubio. First, let me say it if it isn't clear...if I were a Republican who could vote in a GOP primary, I'd vote Cruz. He's not my first choice, in fact he's my 5th of this cycle, but here we are. It's Not Just Amnesty The easy knock...
  • Cruz Campaign Responds to Donald Trump: ‘Lets Not Forget Who Whipped Who in Iowa’

    02/09/2016 8:44:22 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 118 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 9, 2016 | MICHELLE FIELDS
    The campaign of Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is hitting back at Donald Trump, after Trump repeated an offensive remark, by reminding Trump not to "forget who whipped who in Iowa." At a Trump rally on Monday, a woman in the crowd shouted that Cruz was, "a pussy." "She just said a terrible thing," Trump said while smirking. "You know what she said? Shout it out," Trump told the woman. "Okay, you're not allowed to say and I never expect to hear that from you again," Trump said. "I never expect to hear that from you again! She...
  • Crystal City Texas News: Nearly All Council Officials Arrested on Felony Charges

    02/09/2016 8:24:42 AM PST · by jmcenanly · 14 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Tuesday, 09 Feb 2016 08:29 AM | Jonna Lorenz
    Crime took a big bite out of a small Texas town’s city hall last week when five top officials in Crystal City were arrested on federal corruption charges. Mayor Ricardo Lopez, city manager William James Jonas, council members Rogelio Mata and Roel Mata, and former council member Gilbert Urrabazo, as well as businessman An indictment handed down by a grand jury accuses the men of taking tens of thousands of dollars in bribes and helping Nguyen, the operator of an illegal gambling operation who goes by "Mr. T," according to The Post. Another council member, Marco Rodriguez, was arrested last...
  • Almost every official of small Texas city is arrested in federal corruption probe 'for accepting bri

    02/09/2016 1:26:58 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | February 8, 2015 | AP
    Almost every top official in a remote South Texas city was arrested on Thursday under a detailed federal indictment that accuses them of taking bribes from contractors and sending city workers to help an illegal gambling operator nicknamed Mr T. Crystal City's mayor, city manager, mayor pro tempore, one of three current councilmen and a former councilman were all arrested under an indictment obtained by the U.S. attorney's office in San Antonio, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney said. A second councilman is already charged in a separate case with smuggling Mexican immigrants. That leaves just one councilman not facing...
  • Is Elgin-O'Hare extension caught in political roadblock?

    02/09/2016 12:06:23 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Daily Herald ^ | January 14, 2016 | Marni Pyke
    A divide between the Illinois tollway and Chicago on the cost of airport land needed for the Elgin-O'Hare Expressway extension is threatening progress on the massive project, considered vital for the suburbs. An agreement to sell property on the western edge of O'Hare to the tollway at market value more than a decade ago has disintegrated, officials said, and the city's latest price tag of about $190 million is giving the tollway sticker-shock. "We've been negotiating for a long time. ... It's within the last couple of months I've realized how far apart we were," tollway Chairman Robert Schillerstrom said....
  • CarsonGate Cover-Up: CNN Fact-Checker Lies About Ted Cruz

    02/08/2016 4:35:07 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 8 , 2016 | JOHN NOLTE
    CNN is not only desperate to absolve itself of its legitimate responsibility for spreading the false idea that Dr. Ben Carson was dropping out of the presidential race last week, CNN is also hoping to complete a three-bank shot that will damage Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in the process. Saturday night, CNN went so far as to have their phony left-wing "fact-checker" Tom Foreman lie about Cruz. For all of this to make sense, let's start at the beginning...
  • What No One Seems to Know About Ted Cruz's Past

    02/08/2016 1:26:57 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 46 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 30, 2015 | ASHEESH AGARWAL AND JOHN DELACOURT
    ... Now that Cruz regularly polls toward the top of an ever-shrinking field, his early tenure bears closer scrutiny. Cruz has gained fame as a social conservative and an unwavering opponent of Obamacare. In his first major leadership role, however, he developed economic policy as the director of the Federal Trade Commission's Office of Policy Planning...
  • Everyone is underestimating Ted Cruz

    02/08/2016 12:23:15 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 147 replies
    Vox ^ | February 8, 2016 | Timothy B. Lee
    Ted Cruz won last week's Iowa caucuses, exceeding expectations and capturing an impressive 27 percent of the vote. Donald Trump took second place, while Marco Rubio took third. What happened next?...
  • Texans For Fiscal Responsibility Endorses Ted Cruz

    02/08/2016 10:27:21 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 8,1016 | MICHELLE FIELDS
    Texans for Fiscal Responsibility announced in a video and statement Monday its endorsement of Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) cr 97%. "Ted Cruz is a principled, commonsense conservative who has done in Washington precisely what he said he was going to do," said Michael Quinn Sullivan, the president of TFR, in a video. "Ted Cruz has taken on the Washington establishment cartel of Democrats and liberal Republicans, unabashedly defending our constitutional liberties by promoting the principles of liberty." ...
  • The Great Social Experiment Takes the Field – In the War of 2020

    02/07/2016 8:34:33 PM PST · by pboyington · 20 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | February 7, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    The United States of America, 2020 President Hillary Clinton has been in office since January of 2017, after defeating Donald J. Trump in the closest and most litigated election in American history. Disliked as a candidate by the right, as President she is despised by Congress and most Americans, who are now well aware that an incompetent criminal sits in the Oval Office. The vast social engineering of the US military that rode roughshod over the armed services under Barack Obama is now legal policy. Open homosexuality is common in all branches. Transgenders who have undergone sex change operations, those...
  • I just had a thought (vanity)

    02/07/2016 7:00:41 PM PST · by Baynative · 107 replies
    mental ^ | 2/7/16 | Yours truly
    I have been a consistent nay sayer when ever the idea of Hillary Clinton facing justice comes up. I have been harshly critical of the house committees and their inability to bring about any action on the email server or Benghazi. I am down to my last nerve on this whole affair taking so damn long. BUT...
  • Clinton win shrinks with new Iowa Democratic Party results

    02/07/2016 7:43:22 PM PST · by Carl Vehse · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | February 7, 2016 | Tom LoBianco
    The slim margin by which Hillary Clinton won the Iowa caucuses shrank even narrower after the Iowa Democratic Party said Sunday it found counting errors in five of the 14 precincts it double-checked.
  • Hillary Monopoly (The Game)

    02/07/2016 5:50:21 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 11 replies
    90 Miles from Tyranny blog ^ | February 7, 2016 | Mike Miles
    Click the link. Totally worth it.
  • Hillary, The Obamoid Agenda, And The USA’s Middle Class

    02/07/2016 3:30:09 PM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 2 replies
    The New Terrapin Gazette ^ | Feb 7, 2016 | LBB
    Unfortunately few observers have remarked on the obvious religious nature of the Warmers' critique; after all, the screed of their cult begins with human hubris and misdeeds, claims those sins produce utterly fantastic results, predicts catastrophe for generations yet unborn, and demands immediate reform and pietistic obedience to inerrant authority. The cult is Biblical in its self-assurance. Any belief system so constructed should bear a heavy burden of proof before it hijacks governmental power. Of course the dispute continues, but note, please, that it is now fueled by the (simple, but irrelevant) fact that industry produces many tons of carbon...
  • WaPo: Why won't Clinton release the transcripts of those paid speeches? (cause they're unimportant)

    02/07/2016 12:47:21 PM PST · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 7, 2016 | Chris Cillizza
    Hillary Clinton had a chance to put to rest swirling questions about her paid speeches to groups such as Goldman Sachs during last week's final debate before Tuesday's primary in New Hampshire. She pointedly refused to take it. [Snip] But why did Clinton respond that way? There's the possibility - though I think it's very remote - that Clinton simply wasn't expecting the question and didn't want to commit to anything in the moment. [Snip] Why not release them, then? ... My guess is that in the speeches, Clinton acknowledges her various friends and acquaintances at Goldman Sachs (and other...
  • Hillary Clinton Says She Has 'Never, Ever' Let a Donor Influence Her Vote

    02/07/2016 12:31:37 PM PST · by PROCON · 53 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | Feb. 7, 2016 | JENNIFER HANSLER
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton defended her voting record Sunday in an interview on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos," saying she has never been influenced to vote one way or another by a donor. "I have never, ever been influenced in a view or a vote by anyone who has given me any kind of funding," she said. The defense came in the wake of criticism over Clinton's alleged ties to Wall Street from her rival for the nomination, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. "I'm happy to set this record straight and I really want to, once again, call out...
  • Obama bullied bank to pay racial settlement without proof: report

    02/07/2016 10:55:49 AM PST · by DCdude · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/7/2016 | Paul Sperry
    Newly uncovered internal memos reveal the Obama administration knowingly exaggerated charges of racial discrimination in probes of Ally Bank and other defendants in the $900 billion car-lending business as part of a “racial justice” campaign that’s looking more like a massive government extortion and shakedown operation Obama’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has reached more than $220 million in settlements with several auto lenders since the agency launched its anti-discrimination crusade against the industry in 2013. Several other banks are under active investigation. That’s despite the fact that the CFPB had no actual complaints of racial discrimination — it was all...
  • Marco Rubio: Poor Little Rich Boy Runs Into Real Estate Trouble

    02/07/2016 9:47:00 AM PST · by WTFOVR · 45 replies
    OBSERVER - News and Politics ^ | 01/18/2016 | Ken Silverstein
    The Senator's three houses, various lady friends, assorted con artist pals and piles of unexplained income.
  • Trent Lott hates Ted Cruz! A lot! He hates hates hates the guy!

    02/06/2016 3:52:15 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 45 replies
    Redstate ^ | 2/6/2016 | Moe Lane
    Former Senator Trent Lott – who, as you might remember, walked into a political buzzsaw in 2002 over comments that effectively destroyed his Senate career – highly disapproves of this Senator Ted Cruz fellow. Not least because Senator Cruz said some awful, awful things about former Senator Lott’s good friend, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. It’s always interesting to see how a lobbyist defines ‘inappropriate behavior,’ really. Hoover up all the political pork you can? That’s Senatorial. Call Mitch McConnell a liar over the Export-Import Bank? Call out the Sergeant-At-Arms: “Having been majority leader, I’ve never had someone stand on...
  • Things I trust more than Hillary Clinton (feel free to add to the list)

    02/06/2016 11:25:52 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 78 replies
    * Camping with Michael Moore after a night of chili-dogs and cheap beer * Someone in burqa holding ticking briefcase * A 3 am Aaron Hernandez backseat car ride down a dark road unarmed * A 3am intoxicated Hillary driving front seat car ride down a dark road unarmed * Being Charlie Hedbo’s doorman * John Kerry's war record * John Boehner’s dermatologist * Rosie O’Donnell’s Guide to Better Lesbian Parenting * Waking up to the horror of Debbie Wasserman Schultz * Bill sha longing Hillary once in last 30 yrs. * A Chaz Bono E.D. commercial * Middle East...
  • Is Bill Clinton in the FBI crosshairs too? -- Hillary may have implicated her husband

    02/05/2016 10:38:19 AM PST · by Zakeet · 47 replies
    Washington Times ^ | February 3, 2016 | Monica Crowley
    In the unfolding political and legal drama surrounding Hillary Clinton and her private server, one name has been conspicuously missing. Bill Clinton. There has been scant mention of the former president's possible role and potential exposure in the server/classified material controversy, which now represents an existential threat to Mrs. Clinton's presidential ambitions. But perhaps his role may be more central that we've been led to believe. Rather than simply focusing on Mrs. Clinton's actions as secretary of state, the FBI investigation may be proceeding along two tracks: his and hers. So far, two areas of focus have been mentioned. One...
  • The Iowa Democratic Party Chair Refusing To Review Caucus Results Is A HUGE Hillary Supporter

    02/04/2016 8:45:19 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/4/2016 | Chuck Ross
    The Iowa Democratic party chair who is refusing to release raw vote totals from Monday’s state caucuses is a long-time Hillary Clinton supporter who donated to the politician’s various campaigns and who reportedly drives a Buick with the license plate “HRC 2016.” Dr. Andrea “Andy” McGuire has shot down calls to review vote tallies from Monday’s contest despite Clinton’s razor-thin win over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. The former secretary of state squeaked by the democratic socialist, hauling in 49.9 percent of state delegate equivalents versus Sanders’ 49.6 percent. The Clinton campaign claimed complete victory in the caucuses on Tuesday despite...
  • How Donald Trump helped Democrats pass Obamacare

    02/04/2016 8:15:40 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 99 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 22, 2015 | Marc A. Thiessen
    In the announcement speech for his presidential campaign, Donald Trump railed against Obamacare. "We have a disaster called the big lie: Obamacare," Trump declared. "I would repeal and replace the big lie, Obamacare." Well, that sounds like something a Republican candidate would say. But there is one problem: Trump helped finance the Democratic takeover of Congress in 2006 - which put in place the liberal majority that passed Obamacare over the objections of congressional Republicans. And he continued to support a Democratic Senate majority after Obamacare...
  • Federal Corruption Case Snares Leaders of South Texas City

    02/04/2016 4:36:57 PM PST · by Osage Orange · 33 replies
    The Daily Oklahoman ^ | 2-4-16 | The Oklahoman
    Federal corruption case snares leaders of South Texas city Published: February 4, 2016 DALLAS (AP) — Almost every top official in a remote South Texas city was arrested Thursday under a detailed federal indictment that accuses them of taking bribes from contractors and sending city workers to help an illegal gambling operator nicknamed "Mr. T." Crystal City's mayor, city manager, mayor pro tempore, one of three current councilmen and a former councilman were all arrested under an indictment obtained by the U.S. attorney's office in San Antonio, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney said. A second councilman is already charged...
  • DOD Diversity Chief Violates Rules, Gives Leftist Groups $300k to Promote Agenda

    02/04/2016 9:45:28 AM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 4, 2016
    To meet the Obama administration's goal of "implementing a robust diversity strategy" at the Department of Defense (DOD), the agency's director of diversity violated government rules by distributing hundreds of thousands of dollars to controversial leftist groups. Adding insult to injury, a "consulting" firm gets nearly half a million dollars from the DOD to help distribute the money to groups--even those that don't qualify--that support the Pentagon's "diversity strategy and program objectives." Among the recipients is the notorious open borders group League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), Minority Access Inc., a Maryland-based nonprofit committed to decreasing disparities and reducing...
  • Crushing Cruz: The Media’s Worst Attacks on the GOP Presidential Candidate

    02/04/2016 7:31:36 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 29 replies
    News Busters ^ | February 4, 2016 | Geoffrey Dickens
    For the liberal media, there might not be a greater hate object than Texas Senator Ted Cruz. The consistent conservative’s win in Iowa and rise in the polls will probably mean even more heightened attacks from journalists. Which would be remarkable, given liberals in the chattering class have already compared him to Nazis, the KKK and even pointed a figurative gun to his head. The following is a collection of the Worst Media Attacks on Ted Cruz (so far): ...
  • Bill directs car tax to roads, bridges, not transit projects ( Colorado )

    02/03/2016 2:47:46 PM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | February 2, 2016 | Charles Ashby
    Part of a fee that motorists pay to a road and bridge fund is being used for transit projects across Colorado, and Senate Republicans don't believe that's right. As a result, the Colorado Senate gave preliminary approval Tuesday to a bill that would change that. ... "The intent of this bill is to ensure that the money paid by citizens for the improvement of roads and bridges when they pay their vehicle registration fees is actually used for roads and bridges," Neville said. "The definition of a fee is that it should be utilized for those who are paying the...
  • Mark Levin Blasts Media Over Ignoring Cruz's Stunning Victory While Propping Up Rubio as the...

    02/03/2016 6:42:13 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 35 replies
    PJMedia ^ | February 3, 2016 | MICHAEL VAN DER GALIEN
    Mark Levin Blasts Media Over Ignoring Cruz's Stunning Victory While Propping Up Rubio as the 'Winner'...
  • ANALYSIS: No, Hillary Clinton Did Not Commit a Crime ... at Least Based on What We Know Today

    02/01/2016 2:44:25 AM PST · by Zakeet · 79 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 1, 2016 | Dan Abrams
    It's critical to start by separating foolish and even potentially shady behavior from criminal. It should be clear to any objective observer that it was an enormous error for Clinton to use a homemade server for all of her emails while she was in a position that regularly handles and assesses the most sensitive of government secrets. She had admitted as much (although now she appears to be backtracking from that initial mea culpa). It is also indisputable that it was neither a crime nor even a violation of State Department procedure for Clinton to have used personal email for...
  • Anonymous, Inc.

    01/31/2016 4:21:20 PM PST · by centurion316 · 13 replies
    60 Minutes ^ | Jan 21, 2016 | Steve Kroft
    The following is a script from "Anonymous, Inc." which aired on Jan. 31, 2016. Steve Kroft is the correspondent. Graham Messick and Kevin Livelli, producers. If you like crime dramas and movies with international intrigue, then you probably have a basic understanding of money laundering. It's how dictators, drug dealers, corrupt politicians, and other crooks avoid getting caught by transforming their ill-gotten gains into assets that appear to be legitimate. They do it by moving the dirty money through a maze of dummy corporations and offshore bank accounts that conceal their identity and the source of the funds. And most...
  • This was all planned’: Former IG says Hillary, State Dept. are lying

    01/31/2016 4:18:58 PM PST · by Aria · 39 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 1.31.2016 | Paul Sperry
    The State Department is lying when it says it didnt know until it was too late that Hillary Clinton was improperly using personal e-mails and a private server to conduct official business because it never set up an agency e-mail address for her in the first place, the departments former top watchdog says. This was all planned in advance to skirt rules governing federal records management, said Howard J. Krongard, who served as the agency’s inspector general from 2005 to 2008. The Harvard-educated lawyer points out that, from Day One, Clinton was never assigned and never used a state.gov e-mail...
  • Cash flowing into Nevada's battle over gun background check measure

    01/31/2016 8:04:26 AM PST · by rktman · 16 replies
    reviewjournal.com ^ | 1/31/2016 | Wesley Juhl
    The gun lobby is often portrayed as a goliath, but in the fight in Nevada over the Background Check Initiative, it might be the underdog. That is, if the campaign to extend background check requirements to private-party gun sales and transfers unfolds like it did in 2014 for a similar measure in Washington state, where the gun lobby was outspent several times over. The gun control movement has had a renaissance since the 2012 mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., where 20 first-graders and six teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School were killed by a gunman who then took his own...
  • If Hillary is Elected President and Indicted, Can She Pardon Herself?

    01/31/2016 5:09:29 AM PST · by Salman · 63 replies
    Reason ^ | Jan. 30, 2016 | Joshua Swain
    Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay stirred rumors last Monday when he told Newsmax his friends at the FBI are ready to indict presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for mishandling classified information over a private insecure server while Secretary of State. Whether the FBI is going to indict her—or if Delay even has friends—isn't known for sure. What we do know is that the State Department is withholding seven email chains from public release due to "top secret" content.
  • No More Deals [New Ted Cruz ad hitting Trump on his crony capitalist connections]

    01/30/2016 10:34:20 PM PST · by JediJones · 223 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/30/2016 | Ted Cruz
    Awesome ad! Trump lays out his plans to cut deals with the establishment, praises his friends Hillary, Pelosi, Reid and Schumer.
  • NBC’s Holt 'Winced' at HRC Called 'Dishonest,' Worries If She Gets Her 'Feelings Hurt?'

    01/30/2016 6:17:33 PM PST · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | January 29, 2016 | Brent Baker
    Reacting more as a supporter than an impartial observer, NBC anchor Lester Holt, during an interview with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, admitted he "winced" when he heard someone call her "dishonest." He then worried: "Do you get your feelings hurt sometimes?" Embedded video in article.
  • Trump Goes All 'Alinsky' on Ted Cruz, Calling Him 'An Anchor Baby'

    01/30/2016 10:12:06 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 89 replies
    PJmedia ^ | January 30, 2016 | MICHAEL VAN DER GALIEN
    If Donald Trump wants to make sure no Ted Cruz supporter will ever vote for him, he's doing a terrific job of it. How else to explain his most recent insult calling Cruz "an anchor baby in Canada"? This is pure insanity... and it's an entirely different kind of attack than what we're used to in politics, especially because it involves two people from the same party...
  • So Post Debate, What Happened?

    01/29/2016 9:43:39 AM PST · by SatinDoll · 18 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | Jan.29, 2016 | Karl Denninger
    Who won last night's debate? Trump. And he wasn't there. Who lost? Fox News, which led the **debate** with a cheap shot at Trump. Megyn did herself no favors in that regard, and she had better hope that nothing ever disrupts the media oligopoly (a losing bet, IMHO) as if it does she is going to find her best and highest calling in Nevada somewhat outside of Clark County. The program Trump put together, with essentially zero notice, was very nice. It was the best political speechifying and rallying that I've seen since I have been sentient enough to pay...
  • Russia again a "non-free" country in Freedom House rating

    01/29/2016 8:54:45 AM PST · by BeadCounter · 11 replies
    BNE Intellinews ^ | January 27, 2016 | by bne IntelliNews
    Russia retained its "Not Free" rating in the annual "Freedom in the World 2016" report compiled by the Freedom House human rights organisation, scoring only 22 of a possible 100 points, with its shortcomings deepened by economic recession and growing intolerance of dissent. The report's publication on January 27 coincided with the release of Transparency International's Corruptions Perceptions Index 2015, where Russia also continued its slide towards the foot of the ranking.
  • U.S. Navy commander pleads guilty in corruption scandal

    01/29/2016 4:18:59 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 24 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 29, 2016 | Marty Graham
    A U.S. Navy commander charged with accepting paid travel, prostitutes and Lady Gaga concert tickets from a Malaysian defense contractor in exchange for classified information pleaded guilty on Thursday to federal corruption charges. Commander Michael Vannak Khem Misiewicz appeared in U.S. District Court in San Diego to answer to charges of conspiracy to commit bribery and bribery of a public official stemming from his involvement in a scandal surrounding a contractor who serviced ships in the Navy's Pacific Fleet.
  • Judicial Watch Releases Independent Counsel Memo Laying Out Criminal Case against Hillary ...

    01/29/2016 1:52:21 AM PST · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 28, 2016
    Complete Headline: Judicial Watch Releases Independent Counsel Memo Laying Out Criminal Case against Hillary Clinton in Whitewater Land Scandal 'The Castle Grande transactions were crimes' Hillary Clinton 'destroyed' her personal records A case of 'possible obstruction' of justice Sources say redacted portions of memoranda contain a draft indictment of Mrs. Clinton Never-before-published prosecution memos from April 1998 say Clinton's 'sworn statements to the RTC, the FDIC, the Senate and the House of Representatives and to OIC ... reflected and embodied materially inaccurate stories' A 4/10/98 OIC memo uses terms 'crime(s),' 'criminal,' 'fraudulent,' 'misrepresented,' 'inaccurate,' 'deceive,' 'mislead,' 'misstatement,' and 'concealed' 27...
  • The Death of Robert Finicum Near The Standoff in Oregon Needs A Special Investigation

    01/28/2016 4:58:31 PM PST · by Stayfree · 66 replies
    Self | January 28, 2016 | Stayfree
    The execution of Robert Finicum by some government thugs needs to be investigated immediately by third parties. The family of this murdered man needs legal counsel to get take control of this situation, have the body autopsied and witnesses interviewed now before the government has a chance to cover up what happened.
  • Trump Campaign Manager Reveals Fox News Debate Chief Has Daughter Working for Rubio

    01/28/2016 6:13:01 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 139 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/28/2016 | Matthew Boyle
    Corey Lewandowski, the campaign manager for 2016 GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, exposed a blatant conflict of interest on Wednesday that the Fox News Channel has been hiding for months. Lewandowski showed how Fox News has been hiding the fact that Fox News Channel Vice President Bill Sammon has a daughter working for the campaign of the Washington establishment-backed Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL). Sammon's daughter, Brooke Sammon, is Rubio's national press secretary, and obviously both have a vested interest in the success of the Rubio campaign and the demise of the other campaigns. CNN's Erin Burnett asked Lewandowski about Fox News's...
  • Clinton pardon records offer fuel for Hillary's foes (nothing to see here ... more old news alert)

    01/28/2016 12:43:23 PM PST · by Zakeet · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | January 28, 2016 | Josh Gerstein
    Just as Hillary Clinton braces for yet-another release of her much-discussed State Department emails, the Clinton Library this week released the largest set of records ever—over 43,000 pages—detailing her husband Bill's use of his executive clemency powers while he was president. The long-secret records include new information on some of the late-term pardons and commutations that created controversy, including a pair of pardons that followed intervention of one of Hillary Clinton's brothers. And the release comes as Republican opposition researchers work overtime combing through the background of the former first lady and Secretary of State, whose presidential candidacy faces a...
  • Judge denies Fattah lawyers' bid to withdraw (Dem Rep stiffing lawyers by using money to campaign)

    01/28/2016 11:56:23 AM PST · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    Philly.com ^ | January 28, 2016 | Jeremy Roebuck
    Quick Summary: Dem Rep. Chaka Fattah is cheating the lawyers defending him in his bribery case by using all of his money to campaign for reelection -- and the Federal judge basically told the lawyers "too bad" A federal judge on Wednesday called U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah's decision to prioritize fund-raising for his reelection campaign above paying his lawyers "particularly unfair" but denied a request from his defense team to withdraw from his corruption case. U.S. District Judge Harvey Bartle III said that though the lawyers had not been fully paid in months, they were aware of the time and...
  • Russian Federation moves up in Transparency International's 2015 corruption index

    01/28/2016 10:34:41 AM PST · by BeadCounter · 4 replies
    Bonham Journal ^ | January 28, 2016 | Sergio Higgins
    Denmark retained the top spot in the rankings as the country perceived as most clean, while North Korea and Somalia were the worst performers, each scoring just eight on the TI scale to 100. The other top spots, from second to ninth, were occupied by Finland, Sweden, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, Singapore and Canada. In Transparency International's corruption perceptions index report for 2015, Nigeria ranked very low, at 136 out of 168 countries.
  • Malkin: A Tale of Two Tapes: Teen Cruz and Terror-Coddler Obama

    01/27/2016 11:39:57 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 2 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | January 27, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    Transparency, liberal media-style: Teen Cruz video goes viral. Terror-coddler Obama video gets deep-sixed...
  • Donald Trump’s Fox Debate Boycott and The Ridiculous Fox News Response…

    01/27/2016 7:06:34 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 133 replies
    Conservative Tree House ^ | January 27, 2016 | by Sundance
    Many broadcast hours and column inches are sure to be used today and tomorrow regarding the decision by Donald Trump to skip the Fox News debate in Iowa. Predicatively 90% of those reports will most likely circle around a Donald Trump -vs- Megyn Kelly narrative. Obviously that aspect will be the preferred hook used by Fox News to avoid sunlight; it is also profoundly wrong.
  • FBI going 'right to the source' in Clinton email probe, interviewing intel agencies

    01/26/2016 2:43:15 PM PST · by jazusamo · 63 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 26, 2016 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne
    The FBI is going straight to the source in its investigation of classified emails that crossed Hillary Clinton's personal server, speaking with the intelligence agencies - and in some cases, the individuals - that generated the information, two intelligence sources familiar with the probe told Fox News. Investigators are meeting with the agencies and individuals to determine the classification level in the emails. The step speaks to the diligence with which the bureau is handling the investigation, despite the former secretary of state's claims that the matter boils down to a mere interagency dispute. "This is not merely a difference...
  • Jailed E.C. (East Chicago) councilman sworn into office (while in jail)

    01/26/2016 2:36:32 PM PST · by Zakeet · 16 replies
    NWI.com ^ | January 22, 2016
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