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  • In Era of Mass Murder, Second Amendment Advocate An Unlikely Hero

    11/17/2017 12:51:26 PM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    CT News Junkie ^ | 17 November, 2017 | Terry Cowgill
    Few things are more painful to me than the abuse of power, or incompetence in the execution of that power. The consequences for those affected by such malfeasance and clumsiness are so great as to demand a sense of outrage from us all. Over the last year, for example, dozens of men, including the president of the United States himself, have been credibly accused of sexual assault and sexual misconduct. And the fact that they were powerful men made the allegations really sting. That’s why I find misconduct and chicanery on the part of the law enforcement community so troubling....
  • Tearful Corrine Brown asks court for mercy, compassion (ex FL Dem congresscritter)

    11/17/2017 10:50:05 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 42 replies
    N4JAX ^ | 16 NOV 17 | By Lynnsey Gardner - Investigative reporter , Jim Piggott - Reporter , Ashley Harding - Reporter , J
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A tearful Corrine Brown made her plea to the court Thursday afternoon, asking the judge to consider all she has done in her life and to show “mercy and compassion.” Brown, 71, was convicted in May of 18 counts of conspiracy, fraud and filing false tax returns. She said those charges run contrary to everything she's ever done in her life, and that she considers her decades of public service an honor and a privilege. Corrine Brown Headlines Corrine Brown with her attorney, James-Smith Corrine Brown's attorney: People 'deserve second chances' After tears, tough questions, Corrine Brown...
  • Again: Hillary says investigating her would be a disastrous step toward dictatorship

    11/16/2017 5:27:30 PM PST · by smileyface · 73 replies
    Twitchy ^ | Nov 16, 2017 | Brett T.
    We miss the days when Hillary Clinton was hiding out in the woods of Chappaqua, but that promotional tour for her book “What Happened” brought her out of the forest and into just about every bookstore still standing, as well as every news network, daytime chat show, and podcast. That tour seems to be winding down as Hillary hits smaller news outlets, but as Twitchy reported Wednesday night, there are new questions to ask. For example, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has reportedly made noises about appointing a special counsel to investigate the Clinton Foundation and Uranium One.
  • Cotton ‘Reminds’ Democrats the Obamacare Individual Mandate Is a Tax

    11/16/2017 5:01:24 PM PST · by Paladin2 · 21 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | November 15, 2017 4:38 pm | Charles Russell Follow @charleswrussell
    Sen. Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) on Wednesday responded to Democrats who are criticizing the Senate Republican tax reform bill for repealing Obamacare's individual mandate, reminding them how the Obama administration argued before the Supreme Court that the requirement is a tax. Speaking on the Senate floor, Cotton addressed Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's (D., N.Y.) comments earlier in the day that Republicans are "injecting health care into the tax bill" by including a repeal of the individual mandate, which forces most Americans who do not have health care to pay a fine. "I would remind him, and all of the...
  • UC regents chastise UC President Janet Napolitano for approval of interference in state audit

    11/16/2017 4:32:39 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 9 replies
    http://www.latimes.com ^ | 11/15/2017 | By Teresa Watanabe•
    University of California regents meeting on Thursday admonished UC President Janet Napolitano for agreeing to a plan that led to interference in a state audit on the operation of her office. “Her decision and then follow-on actions of her direct reports reflect negatively on the University of California community, which is committed to the highest ethical standards in furthering the University’s mission of teaching, research and public service,” board chairman George Kieffer said in a statement after the regents met behind closed doors for nearly five hours.
  • At Least My Generation Will Have Our Revenge On The Millennials

    11/15/2017 10:17:37 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Nov 16, 2017 | Kurt Schlichter
    With all the awful things happening now – the discord, the anger, the stupidity – at least those of my generation can rest easy knowing that the Millennials are going to suffer after we’re gone. Sure, I’m going to die a lot sooner than them – unless someone invents some sort of expensive life extension potion that I can buy but they can’t because they will still be paying off their degrees in Oppression Studies and Virtue Signaling Arts until the year 2083. But at least I’ll know that we left them a suitably terrible world, since they are a...
  • Speier: U.S. House Paid $15 Million to Its Secret Sexual Harassment Victims

    11/15/2017 3:57:23 AM PST · by blueyon · 41 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Nov 14, 2017 | Joel B. Pollak
    Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) told MSNBC’s Chuck Todd on Meet the Press Daily on Tuesday that the U.S. House of Representatives has paid $15 million to alleged victims of sexual harassment by its own members in recent years. “We do know there is about $15 million that has been paid out by the House on behalf of harassers in the last ten to 15 years,” she said. “15 million dollars has been paid out over sexual harassment claims,” Todd replied, somewhat shocked. “So, obviously more than one member of Congress.” Pressed for details, Speier said she did not know how...
  • She Fought the Law But the Law Lost

    11/14/2017 9:00:02 AM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 8 replies
    lonsberry.com ^ | 11/14/17 | Bob Lonsberry
    And that, kids, is justice. Walk into court in a jail jumper, plead guilty to a lie, walk out the door and laugh. That’s where the Leticia Astacio clown circus took us yesterday, as all of a sudden it’s not just about #drunkjudge, it’s about a system that might be as effed up as she says it is. She is a Rochester City Court judge who, caught driving drunk one morning on the way in to do arraignments, has been in and out of jail and she has taken a simple misdemeanor and turned it into the most exasperating local...
  • Tax Cuts Can't 'Pay For Themselves'? No Place To Cut Government? This Man Says 'Hogwash!'

    11/14/2017 8:54:08 AM PST · by sloop3 · 16 replies
    Politicians on all sides insist that we can’t have those big “beautiful” tax cuts originally promised by Donald Trump because the cuts have to “pay for themselves.” What they’re really saying is that tax cuts can't be large enough to curtail the government spending. Tax cut opponents like to create the impression that Big Government’s current spending is so critical to our national welfare, it’s simply not feasible for cuts to be made—anywhere. Really? Free Market Central spoke to Adam Andrzejewski, Founder and CEO of OpenTheBooks.com, the non-profit, non-partisan organization whose mission for the last six years has been to...
  • FBI signals it may be investigating Planned Parenthood

    11/14/2017 6:41:15 AM PST · by righttackle44 · 8 replies
    BIZPac Review ^ | November 14, 2017 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    The FBI signaled this week agents may be investigating whether Planned Parenthood’s dealings in fetal tissue were legal. Sources told The Hill the FBI has requested documents from the Senate Judiciary Committee obtained from the committee’s investigation into Planned Parenthood’s fetal tissue dealings. The investigation came after the Center for Medical Progress published a series of explosive videos in 2015 revealing the abortion giant was harvesting and distributing aborted baby parts for researchers. CMP alleges Planned Parenthood was illegally profiting from the exchange of limbs and organs, and the House and Senate launched investigations into the non-profit’s practice. Senate Judiciary...
  • Detained suspects face many charges (Riyadh)

    11/13/2017 7:23:18 AM PST · by bert · 16 replies
    Saudi Gazette ^ | November 13, 2017 | Staff
    RIYADH — Bribery, embezzlement, money laundering and abuse of power are among the charges against dozens of princes, officials and businessmen detained in an anti-corruption probe, according to sources. The Saudi Center for International Communication (CIC), an initiative of the Ministry of Culture and Information, said that sums of money that appear to be linked to corruption cases will be reimbursed to the Saudi state’s General Treasury. A no-fly list has been drawn up and security forces in some Saudi airports were barring owners of private jets from taking off without a permit, a section of the Arabic press reported...
  • Saudi Princess’ tell-all includes Bangladeshi children traded as sex slaves

    11/12/2017 5:19:22 PM PST · by ptsal · 36 replies
    Dhaka Tribune ^ | 11/11/2017 | Fort Russ
    Saudi Princess Amira Bint Aidan Bin Nayef went on a rampage against the ruling Saudi regime in her exclusive statements to the French newspaper Le Monde, saying slavery in Saudi Arabia has different forms, but it is done in secrecy and permitted only among the primary beneficiaries of the princes of the House of Saud. She mentioned one of the most repulsive things: buying and renting the children, especially the orphans, from countries like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Djibouti, Somalia, Nigeria, Romania and Bulgaria. According to Aidan, the ex-wife of the Saudi Prince Al Waleed bin Talal, who was...
  • Senator Reverses Herself on "Rigged Primary" Charge [semi-satire]

    11/12/2017 9:44:25 AM PST · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 Nov 2017 | John Semmens
    Last week Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) told CNN's Jake Tapper that the 2016 Democratic presidential primary was rigged to favor Hillary Clinton over her rival Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt). This week she reversed herself saying that "I am persuaded that I was being manipulated into a false consciousness." The chief "persuader" according to Warren was none other than Hillary Clinton. "She reminded me that Bernie was the communist candidate and that the Russians would have had no incentive to rig the primaries against him," the Senator said. "Once their efforts to secure the nomination for their 'mole' fell through they...
  • Roy Moore’s Accuser Worked for Democratic Leaders and Is Actively Campaigning for Moore’s Opponent

    11/10/2017 8:44:11 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 127 replies
    We have just received information that one of the women accusing Alabama senatorial candidate Roy Moore of soliciting dates from her when she was a teenager and he was in his 30’s is not only a passionate progressive, but she has actually worked for the DNC and is actively campaigning for Moore’s opponent, Doug Jones. Deborah Wesson Gibson, aka Debbie Gibson, was named in the Washington Post article accusing Moore, and social media evidence makes clear that she is a fervent supporter of Jones and Democrats in general, and has even worked for the DNC. Wesson Gibson is a sign...
  • WATCH: Podesta Group Linked to Saudis Arrested For Corruption

    11/09/2017 5:21:06 AM PST · by smileyface · 24 replies
    One America News Network ^ | Nov 7, 2017 | OAN Newsroom
    New documents expose close ties between the Podesta Group and high-ranking Saudi officials recently arrested on corruption charges this past weekend. One America’s Kristian Rouz has more on the deals between key Clinton allies and ousted Saudi officials.
  • When Clinton Donors Prosecute And Judge Trump Associates - This is what a rigged system looks like

    11/08/2017 10:52:45 PM PST · by Perseverando · 12 replies
    FrontpageMag.com ^ | November 9, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. In May, U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson dismissed a lawsuit by the families of the victims of Benghazi against Hillary Clinton. Judge Jackson decided that the families couldn’t sue Hillary either for wrongful death or for defamation. That isn’t too surprising as Jackson is a former Clinton donor who had been appointed by Obama. And a Clinton donor should never have been ruling on a Clinton case. But now Judge Jackson will be presiding...
  • Air Force 'mistake' kept Texas shooter's conviction off background check database: Report

    11/06/2017 3:22:22 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 132 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11-6-2017 | Kara Zupkus
    The man who police say shot and killed 26 people in a Texas church was able to purchase firearms because the Air Force failed to enter his assault conviction into a federal database, according to a report.........
  • Texas Gunman Broke Skull of Infant Stepson in 2012 Assault

    11/06/2017 3:35:29 PM PST · by familyop · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | NOV. 6, 2017 | DAVE PHILIPPS and RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr.
    “He assaulted his stepson severely enough that he fractured his skull, and he also assaulted his wife,” said Don Christensen, a retired colonel who was the chief prosecutor for the Air Force. “He pled to intentionally doing it.”...He was sentenced in November of that year to 12 months’ confinement and reduction to the lowest possible rank. After his confinement, he was discharged from the military with a bad conduct discharge. It is unclear whether his conviction would have barred him from purchasing a gun. The case marked a long downward slide that included divorce...After Mr. Kelley was discharged from the...
  • Early Comey memo accused Clinton of gross negligence on emails

    11/06/2017 12:39:35 PM PST · by mojito · 80 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/6/2017 | John Solomon
    An early draft of former FBI Director James Comey’s statement closing out the Hillary Clinton email case accused the former secretary of State of having been "grossly negligent” in handling classified information, newly reported memos to Congress show. The tough language was changed to the much softer accusation that Clinton had been “extremely careless” in her handling of classified information when Comey announced in July 2016 there would be no charges against her. The change is significant, since federal law states that gross negligence in handling the nation’s intelligence can be punished criminally with prison time or fines. Spokesmen for...
  • VANITY--New York State Constitutional Convention Vote Tomorrow

    11/06/2017 3:26:48 AM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 13 replies
    There are three ballot propositions for NYS. The public sector unions have been urging to vote no on the constitutional convention--something about retiree's pensions. Ok well I am one of those (county employee) however if it means getting rid of the corrupt NYS demonrats, I will vote YES. https://ballotpedia.org/New_York_2017_ballot_measures