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  • Hundreds Vote Illegally in North Carolina after Court Bans Election Integrity Law

    04/28/2017 5:02:40 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 7 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | APRIL 26, 2017 | Judicial Watch
    Less than a year after a federal appellate court sided with the Obama administration to strike down North Carolina’s election integrity reforms, a state audit reveals that hundreds of votes were illegally cast by felons and non-citizens in just one election. Voter impersonation, double voting and irregularities in absentee ballots sent via mail also tainted the election, according to the investigation conducted by the North Carolina State Board of Elections (NCSBE). The probe analyzed records from the 2016 general election. State auditors found that about 500 ineligible people voted in 2016, more than 440 of them felons. Dozens of non-citizens...
  • Amid Controversy, Obama Makes Another $400K Pay Day

    04/28/2017 9:25:09 AM PDT · by blam · 15 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4-28-2017 | Charles Fain Lehman
    Former President Barack Obama received a $400,000 speaking fee for an appearance at an A&E Network event on Thursday. The news came amid controversy over Obama accepting a fee of the same size to appear at a Wall Street firm's conference. The "History Makers lunch" was hosted by A&E's history channel and attended by representatives of A&E advertisers, the New York Post reported. Those in attendance included Harvey Weinstein, Anna Wintour, Bob Sauerberg, Janice Min, and Penske Media CEO Jay Penske. Obama received a standing ovation on entering the room. The former president's appearance featured a 90 minute interview with...
  • EMAILS REVEAL FBI, JUSTICE PROBE OF BURLINGTON COLLEGE (JANE SANDERS)

    04/28/2017 7:07:57 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 19 replies
    Vermont Digger ^ | April 28, 2017 | Morgan True
    BURLINGTON — The Justice Department was investigating the activities of the now-defunct Burlington College as recently as February, according to emails obtained through a public records request. The emails show the U.S. attorney for Vermont and an FBI agent reviewed Burlington College records in the state’s possession earlier this year pursuant to an investigation. Both enforcement agencies declined to comment on the substance of that probe or whether it has been completed. “It’s typical for us not to comment or to confirm whether or not there’s a current investigation. We would not comment on any active investigation,” said Kraig LaPorte,...
  • Oregon Man Fined $500 for ‘Unlawful’ Study That Found Yellow Stoplights Are Too Short

    04/27/2017 2:34:41 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 123 replies
    HeatStreet ^ | April 27, 2017 | Lukas Mikelionis
    An Oregon man has been fined $500 by the state government for suggesting that yellow traffic lights should last slightly longer. The Oregon State Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying hit Mats Järlström with a fine for unlawfully engaging in the “practice of engineering” by studying the state’s traffic flow systems.
  • The Washington Underworld: A Pictorial Essay

    04/26/2017 7:49:00 PM PDT · by poconopundit · 13 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 4/26/2017 | PoconoPundit
    Is "swamp" really the best term to describe our Government?  No, it's way too kind. Den of Thieves is closer to the truth -- and that's what I tried to depict. And there are two kinds of Thieves: the small time or mid-range crooks who cheat, commit violence, and go to jail.  Then there are the elite crooks like Hillary who steal millions from an earthquaked-leveled Haiti and shamelessly steal the food from a baby's lips and give the money to themselves and their cronies.  Shakespeare more than 400 years ago described the very same fraud in King Lear: Through...
  • Liberals Slam Obama For Taking $400K From Wall Street

    04/26/2017 10:59:05 AM PDT · by blam · 32 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4-26-2017 | Andrew Kugle
    Some notable liberals are not happy with former President Barack Obama's decision to give a speech at a Wall Street conference. Obama will be paid $400,000 to give a speech at Cantor Fitzgerald's healthcare conference this September, according to Fox Business. Some of Obama's supporters are upset with the former president who often railed against income inequality and the business practices of Wall Street. The Washington Post gave four reasons why Obama's $400,000 speech is a bad idea. One of the reasons the article cites is that in President Obama's 2006 book The Audacity of Hope he called arrangements like...
  • Lefty judge who just blocked Trump on sanctuary cities raised $200,000 for Obama [tr]

    04/26/2017 8:30:08 AM PDT · by kevcol · 11 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | April 26, 2017 | Scott Morefield
    In a shocker that really should shock no one, this leftist judge reportedly raised over $200,000 and personally gave $30,000 of his own money to support former President Obama, and also gave money to support John Kerry in 2004. . . . The 63-year-old Orrick also issued a restraining order in 2015 against The Center for Medical Progress, an anti-abortion group headed by David Daleiden that secretly recorded meetings of an international group of abortion providers called the National Abortion Federation, to which several Planned Parenthood locations are affiliated with.
  • BREAKING: US judge blocks Trump funding order on sanctuary cities

    04/25/2017 1:25:33 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 328 replies
    Twitter ^ | 04/25/2017 | AP
    BREAKING: US judge blocks Trump order to cut off funding to cities that limit cooperation with immigration authorities.
  • Trump "Sanctuary City" Executive Order blocked by California judge

    04/25/2017 4:32:32 PM PDT · by onyx · 99 replies
    CBS NEWS ^ | Last Updated Apr 25, 2017 6:35 PM EDT | CBS/AP
    <p>SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal judge on Tuesday blocked any attempt by the Trump administration to withhold funding from “sanctuary cities” that do not cooperate with U.S. immigration officials, saying the president has no authority to attach new conditions to federal spending.</p>
  • Obama’s Hidden Iran Deal Giveaway

    04/24/2017 5:26:50 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | April 24, 2017 | Sean McCabe
    When President Barack Obama announced the “one-time gesture” of releasing Iranian-born prisoners who “were not charged with terrorism or any violent offenses” last year, his administration presented the move as a modest trade-off for the greater good of the Iran nuclear agreement and Tehran’s pledge to free five Americans. “Iran had a significantly higher number of individuals, of course, at the beginning of this negotiation that they would have liked to have seen released,” one senior Obama administration official told reporters in a background briefing arranged by the White House, adding that “we were able to winnow that down to...
  • Awful. Obama to Speak in Chicago — Will Take Questions on President Trump

    04/24/2017 10:00:59 AM PDT · by davikkm · 44 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Roger Kint
    President Donald Trump’s first one hundred days in office will end April 29. As such, former President Barack Obama’s current visit to Chicago offers him an opportunity to criticize his successor. But will he take it? On Sunday and at the invitation of Arne Duncan, Obama met with a group of Chicago’s Create Real Destiny Program, which provides services for at-risk youth. CRED was founded by the former Education Secretary. At 12:00 ET on Monday, Obama will speak to an invitation-only crowd of college students, organizers and activists at the University of Chicago, the former president’s old stomping grounds. Billed...
  • Andrew Cuomo And The Ghost Of Jim Wright

    04/24/2017 7:40:44 AM PDT · by smashtheleft · 7 replies
    Insurgent Tribe ^ | 4/23/17 | Keith Nobles
    From 1987 to 1989 a fellow named Jim Wright was Speaker of the House of Representatives. Wright had produced a book, ‘Reflections of a Public Man’ and it had sold quite a few copies even though it was nothing more than a compilation of political speeches he had performed over the years. Unfortunately for Speaker Wright, even though he had sold quite a few copies, he sold those quite a few copies to a very small group of people who all had business before congress that he was in a position to influence. In other words it was a scam,...
  • Maxine Waters Slated to Pay Daughter Another $108K From Campaign Funds

    04/23/2017 6:15:41 AM PDT · by blam · 51 replies
    Washigton Free Beacon ^ | 4-23-2017 | Joe Schoffstall
    Karen Waters already collected nearly $650,000 to run the operationRep. Maxine Waters (D., Calif.) is slated to pay her daughter another $108,000 for running a lucrative campaign operation that pulls in hundreds of thousands of dollars each election cycle, FEC filings show. Karen Waters, the daughter of Rep. Waters, collected nearly $650,000 to date for running the operation for her mother's campaign. Karen is in charge of a "slate mailer" operation for Citizens for Waters, Rep. Waters' federal campaign committee. Slate mailers, or endorsement mailers, involve a candidate or political group paying for the endorsement of another politician. A candidate...
  • Weekly Update: Victory for a veteran – and our flag

    04/22/2017 10:37:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 2 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 21, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Court Rules Veteran Bob Rosebrock Not Guilty of Federal Crime for Displaying American Flags above Veterans Administration Fence Judicial Watch Sues the IRS to Preserve Its Emails Documents Reveal Early Security Concerns about Healthcare.gov Judicial Watch Sues for Records about Government Funding of George Soros’ Political Foundation Court Rules Veteran Bob Rosebrock Not Guilty of Federal Crime for Displaying American Flags above Veterans Administration Fence In a tremendous victory for Judicial Watch and our supporters, a U.S. District Court in California has declared 75-year-old veteran Robert Rosebrock not guilty of violating federal law for allegedly displaying two four-by-six inch...
  • Watchdogs in Illinois

    04/21/2017 8:54:15 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 10 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | Nov. 5, 2014 | Adam Andrzejewski
    Two regular guys from Southern Illinois, Kirk Allen and John Kraft, became folk heroes after lawfully “citizen arresting” their park district board. Now, their fight against corruption threatens to shake the political establishment. Illinois’ number one manufactured product is corruption. More than 95 percent of the Illinois legislature is safe in gerrymandered districts. The incumbent governor has three current federal investigations of his administration, but the Attorney General/state’s attorney class can’t find public vice anywhere. So what can the law abiding citizen do? The answer is coming from some regular guys in southern Illinois who decided to hold public officials...
  • A retired Air Force captain says Pentagon covered up real cause of deadly chopper crash

    04/21/2017 9:24:21 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 15 replies
    Circa ^ | April 18, 2017 | Sarah A. Carter
    A decorated retired Air Force officer who witnessed one of the most deadly attacks on Navy SEALs in U.S. history is breaking her silence, saying the government covered up evidence detailing that the 2011 downing of a Chinook helicopter gunship that killed 38 fighters in Afghanistan could have been prevented had it not been for restrictions to the military's rules of engagement that were changed under the Obama administration. The mission August 6, 2011: Retired Air Force Capt. Joni Marquez and her crew were working the dark morning hours aboard an AC-130 gunship after being summoned to a mission she...
  • Shock: GOP Senator Behind Obamacare Looting Scheme

    04/20/2017 3:25:16 PM PDT · by molewhacka · 19 replies
    yournews ^ | Apr 11, 2017 | Jerome Corsi
    Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker, derisively tagged the “Senator from Wells Fargo” by those fighting to recapitalize Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, is actively pushing President Trump to continue the Obama administration policy of sweeping Fannie and Freddie earnings to the Treasury Dept.... The letter asked President Trump to continue taking what is known as the “Net Worth Sweep” that sweeps all Freddie and Fannie earnings into the U.S. Treasury, without paying stockholders any dividends.... Specifically, Guynn had advised Bright and Corker that continuing the Net Worth Sweep “will undermine the confidence of investors in the rule of law (not...
  • White House correspondent says Corker up to his ears in financial corruption.

    04/20/2017 3:17:25 PM PDT · by molewhacka · 19 replies
    Rocky Top Politics ^ | April 20, 2017 | Rocky Top Politics
    Yeah, for RTP there is nothing like the sweet smell of vindication. The crew here at Rocky Top has been reporting for months about what appeared to be numerous shady deals involving Sen. Bob Corker. You can see those posts here: - Special Report — The Corruption of Bob Corker (Part 1) – Coming up short in the ethics department. - The Corruption of Bob Corker – Part 1.5 – The Big Short, Corker Style. - Update: – Private Gains, Public Losses. - The Corruption of Bob Corker – Part 2 – Wells Fargo bails out Corker and his Cronies...
  • Report: CIA, FBI hunting for insider who gave docs to WikiLeaks

    04/19/2017 4:50:38 PM PDT · by blueyon · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/19/17 | By Max Greenwood
    The CIA and the FBI are looking for the person responsible for leaking top-secret material detailing CIA tools for surveilling smartphones and other devices, CBS News reported Wednesday. The leaker is believed to be an agency insider, CBS News reported, citing sources familiar with the probe. The manhunt is part of a joint agency investigation into a massive security breach that led to the release of thousands of documents by the website WikiLeaks. Many of the documents were held in a highly-secure part of the CIA, meaning that the leaker would most likely have to be someone in the agency....
  • Investigation of IRS Targeting Called "Risky" [semi-satire]

    04/17/2017 8:58:17 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 Apr 2017 | John Semmens
    Lois Lerner, the IRS official implicated in the agency's illegal targeting of conservative groups for discriminatory treatment, came out strongly against the suggestion by House Republicans Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill) and Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) that the Department of Justice look into the matter. "The reopening of an incident occurring five years ago will only stir up unnecessary interest in something that cannot be undone," Lerner pleaded. "The animosity that will be unfairly directed at me for misdeeds perpetrated by subordinates without my knowledge is risky. It would expose me to harassment and possible harm without really righting any of...