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  • Tweet by Pres Donald Trump to Watch Judge Jeannie Tonight

    03/25/2017 1:19:36 PM PDT · by blueyon · 48 replies
    Twitter ^ | 3/25/17 | RealDonaldTrump
    Donald J. Trump Verified account @realDonaldTrump 6h6 hours ago Watch @JudgeJeanine on @FoxNews tonight at 9:00 P.M.
  • Bill Clinton dines with wealthy Irish businessmen in Dublin

    03/24/2017 6:24:42 AM PDT · by browniexyz · 18 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | March 24, 2017 | Kelly McLaughlin
    Former President Bill Clinton was spotted having a night out on the town in Dublin with a couple of wealthy Irish businessmen hours after speaking at Martin McGuinness's funeral. Clinton, dressed casually in jeans, sweater and a blazer, was photographed leaving Peploe's Wine Bistro on St Stephen's Green on Thursday night with Irish billionaire businessman Denis O'Brien and well-known hotelier and philanthropist John Fitzpatrick.
  • On Corruption and Government

    03/24/2017 1:49:57 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 4 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | March 24th 2017 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Subtitle: Part I Niccolo’ Machiavelli. The Roman historian Titus Livius (59BC – 17AD), better known as Livy, wrote, “History is full of fine things to take as models, and base things, rotten through and through, to avoid.” The thread than connects the three Books and dozens of chapters in Niccolo’ Machiavelli’s Discourses on Livy is his continual comparison of the ideal to the corrupt. By corrupt is not meant so much the embezzler of public funds, who, in well-designed republican Rome posed little threat to freedom, but more importantly the inevitable assaults, and high crimes on free institutions, which, over...
  • Remember Zip Disks? These Election Departments Do

    03/22/2017 5:15:45 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 33 replies
    TechTarget - IT Knowledge Exchange ^ | 3-21-2017 | Sharon Fisher
    . . . In case you don’t remember, or are too young to remember, Zip disks and drives were developed by Iomega in 1994. They were a similar size to floppy disks – thicker – but held considerably more data; they started at 100 MB and eventually went up to 750 MB. (Which, in those days, was a lot.) Another interesting distinction about them is that they could be used for either PCs or Apple computers. Several of the major voting machines used back in the day, such as the ESS Model 650 Central Scanner, used Zip disks. And a...
  • No Fake News: Vote Fraud Case

    03/22/2017 12:38:27 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 20 replies
    The Chicago Sun Times ^ | March 22, 2017 | Mark Brown
    [A]n undercover operation involving federal postal inspectors... discovered irregularities in applications for mail ballots. [T]he ballots were to be sent was a vacant lot... On April 3, 2015, a postal inspector posing as a letter carrier attempted to deliver the ballots. When the inspector parked near the vacant lot and exited the vehicle, Perry allegedly approached him and said he had been waiting for the ballot delivery. According to the criminal complaint against Perry, he then signed his own name to a form acknowledging receipt of the ballots and carried them into the nearby campaign office. “Perry admitted that his...
  • Even after being caught, CDC still hasn't corrected accidental gun death data in database

    03/22/2017 9:32:36 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 6 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | March 20, 2017 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    In January 2016, Dr. John Lott contacted the CDC to alert them to a mistake in their numbers for 2014 on accidental gun deaths. The total was clearly a 100 larger than it actually was (the error arose because of mistakes in Tennessee’s data, and the mistake was so large it noticeably impacted the national number accidental deaths that year, raising the reported number from 486 to 586). Finally, in October 2016, the CDC acknowledged their error, but they never corrected the data on the website. Unfortunately, since they never made the corrections, others are making mistakes when they use...
  • Illinois House Votes Against Making Obama Birthday a Holiday

    03/22/2017 8:24:57 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 14 replies
    The State Journal Register ^ | March 21, 2017 | Anonymous
    Barack Obama's name is revered in his home state. But the Illinois House has rejected making his birthday a state holiday. Legislation to make the 44th president's Aug. 4th birthday a state holiday fell six votes short Tuesday. Chicago Democratic Rep. Sonya Harper said it would honor a man who adopted Chicago as his home and served in the Illinois Senate. But Rep. Steven Andersson of Geneva suggested it be honorary. The Republican floor leader said even Obama wouldn't want the cash-strapped state to give state workers another paid day off. He noted that Tampico native and 40th president Ronald...
  • D.A. Seth Williams indicted on corruption, bribery-related charges [Philly]

    03/21/2017 1:08:36 PM PDT · by ViLaLuz · 43 replies
    Philly.Com ^ | Jeremy Roebuck
    Federal authorities accused Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams on Tuesday of accepting travel to the Dominican Republic, a custom sofa and other gifts in exchange for offers to fix cases and ease law enforcement troubles for a friend and business owner.
  • A Fight Worth Having

    03/20/2017 6:11:59 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 13 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 3/27/2017 | STEPHEN F. HAYES
    One day in late spring in the early days of the George W. Bush administration, FDA inspectors visited the headquarters of Sargento cheese in Plymouth, Wisconsin—a routine visit as part of the federal government's efforts to ensure the safety of the food we eat. The inspectors took samples of cheese to test for bacteria. Sargento conducted tests on cheese from the same lot. A week later, the results from both sets of tests were in—the cheese was bacteria-free. Sargento, having gotten the all-clear from the government, shipped the cheese to stores across the country. Two months later, however, the FDA...
  • On Corruption and Government - Introduction

    03/20/2017 4:15:39 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 1 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | March 20th 2017 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Where there is government there is corruption. Corruption is a broad term. Perhaps in its simplest meaning it is just a departure from an original design. Various federal statutes set forth punishment for felony corruption in government, such as embezzlement or trading influence for money. Another category of corruption are high crimes. High crimes assault our governing form, our Constitution. While high crimes are not defined in the Constitution, we know the punishment for them is limited to removal from office. In well-ordered government, institutions are strong enough to deter most, and punish nearly all who steal money, trade official...
  • Maxine Waters: We're Going to See Who the Real Patriots are if I can ever Find Something on Trump

    03/19/2017 12:58:09 PM PDT · by ReformedMedia · 81 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 03-18-2017 | Tim Brown
    Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) took to television once again to talk impeachment of President Donald Trump regarding alleged, with no proof, ties to Russia. Appearing Saturday on MSNC's "AM Joy," Waters claimed that impeachment was in Trump's future. https://twitter.com/amjoyshow/status/843122525970210816 "I don't think when the truth comes out that even right wing conservatives, who are defending Trump at this point are going to be able to stand with him," she said. "They claim to be patriots, and they claim that they are more patriotic than a lot of other people," she continued. “We are going to see who the real patriots...
  • Haunting images show dilapidated Olympic venues in Rio just SEVEN MONTHS after the [tr]

    03/19/2017 5:21:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 19, 2017 | Isobel Frodsham
    A drained pool filled with mud, crumbled roads and overgrown plots of grass. These eerie images aren't from a post-apocalyptic movie, they are photographs of several Olympic venues in Rio - just seven months after the games finished. Despite promises from the organisers that the billion-dollar site would be used to benefit Brazil's citizens, it remains deserted and dilapidated. The country remains in a deep economic and political crisis following the games and critics believe the money spent on the games could have been better spent on developing infrastructure in the country. 
  • UPDATE: White House Tells All VA Facilities to Hang President's Portrait

    03/17/2017 8:35:06 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 27 replies
    Fox and Friends FNC ^ | March 17, 2017 | Fox & Friends
    The White House issued a directive to all VA facilities, instructing them to hang a portrait of President Trump, Ed Henry reported this morning. "Fox & Friends" has reported on this all week after Republican congressman and Army veteran Brian Mast hung a portrait of President Trump and Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin at the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center. The pictures were then taken down by staffers, with one reportedly declaring that President Trump was not his president. Mast and local veterans spoke out against the move, though the management argued there was a protocol for hanging...
  • Judge Considers Ordering President Donald Trump to Double 50,000 Refugee Inflow to the United States

    03/17/2017 6:00:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 132 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 16, 2017 | Neil Munro
    A federal District Court judge in Maryland is considering whether he should order President Donald Trump to double the annual inflow of refugees up to 100,000 per year.
  • Quit stalking immigrants at California courthouses, chief justice tells ICE

    03/17/2017 6:15:28 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 61 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | March 16, 2017 | Angela Hart
    California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye on Thursday told federal immigration officials to stop “stalking undocumented immigrants” at California courthouses. Cantil-Sakauye said she was “deeply concerned” that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents are apparently seeking out undocumented immigrants for deportation at courthouses and courtrooms from San Francisco to Los Angeles.
  • How Local Citizens Can Take Up the Fight Against Public Corruption

    03/17/2017 6:15:09 AM PDT · by milton23 · 3 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 3/16/17 | Brandon Muir
    We hear it all the time from politicians: They are finally going to stop the “waste, fraud, and abuse” in government. In states with more corruption, like Pennsylvania, New York, or Illinois, calls to clean up government are frequent as well. The problem is that these promises rarely come to fruition. This week—Sunshine Week—is a perfect time to stop waiting for someone else to fix these problems. Let’s look to citizens, and a push for more open government, to get the job done. As the saying goes, sunlight is the best disinfectant of all.
  • Bill and Hillary Clinton, Uranium mining deal with Kazakhstan

    03/17/2017 4:53:00 AM PDT · by Steven Tyler · 4 replies
    Many ^ | March 17 2017 | Me
    (April 2015) Former President Bill Clinton appears to have played a role in helping mining magnate Frank Giustra enter into a lucrative uranium mining deal with Kazakhstan. That deal, and the ones that followed, coincided with generous donations to the Clinton Foundation.
  • Obama Made Surprise Visit to Hawaii 48 hours Before Judge Blocked Trump Travel Ban. WHY?

    03/16/2017 2:26:07 PM PDT · by John S Mosby · 52 replies
    The Daily Westerner ^ | 3/16/17 | Staff Writers-The Daily Westerner
    A ruling by a federal judge in Hawaii that blocked President Donald Trump’s travel ban was announced less than 48 hours after Barack Obama made a surprise visit to Honolulu, leading some to speculate that the former president may have schemed with the judge he originally appointed. Hours before Trump’s travel ban on individuals from six Muslim countries was set to go into effect yesterday, US District Court Judge Derrick Watson, who presides in Honolulu, slapped down the policy, citing Trump’s comments on Muslims during the presidential campaign as part of his reason for blocking the ban. Watson was nominated...
  • FBI No. 2 did not disclose wife's ties to Clinton ally, records show

    03/16/2017 5:18:05 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/15/17 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne
    .... official who came under scrutiny last year over his wife’s campaign contributions from a Hillary Clinton ally did not list those 2015 donations
  • FBI Deputy Director Snaps: In Anti-Trump Tirade, McCabe Professes Hatred for U.S. President to...

    03/15/2017 2:24:32 PM PDT · by blueyon · 65 replies
    TruePundit ^ | 3/15/17 | Investigative Bureau
    "FBI Deputy Director Snaps: In Anti-Trump Tirade, McCabe Professes Hatred for U.S. President to FBI Colleagues" Senior intelligence sources said that embattled FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe openly professed his disgust for President Donald Trump at a senior staff meeting while loosing his cool demeanor in the process. McCabe, the second in charge of the FBI, ranted at a staff meeting a week after Trump’s inauguration (approx Jan 27) about the newly sworn-in president, catching many FBI agents off guard with his anti-GOP vitriol. At the meeting, when a subject came up dealing with a request of the FBI made...
  • Al Gore: Every Night on the News We’re Seeing ‘A Nature Hike Through the Book of Revelation’

    03/14/2017 3:45:30 PM PDT · by blam · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-14-2017 | Pam Key
    Monday, on “PBS NewsHour,” while discussing President Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt saying carbon dioxide is not a primary contributor to climate change, environmental activist former Vice President Al Gore said, “We’re seeing every night on the television news now a nature hike through the Book of Revelation.”(snip)
  • Napolitano: Three sources tell Fox News that Obama used the British NSA to secretly surveil Trump

    03/14/2017 5:31:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 14, 2017 | Allahpundit
    Via the Daily Wire, that’s quite a claim. The president of the United States using a foreign intelligence agency to spy on the other party’s presidential candidate, for the obviously illicit purpose of erasing any domestic paper trail of his actions? “Scandal of the decade” material. And yet it falls not to the Fox News investigative team to break the story but to legal commentator Andrew Napolitano — and not on one of Fox’s marquee shows like O’Reilly or Tucker but on Fox & Friends and Martha MacCallum’s program. You’d think a scoop like this would be in 50-point font...
  • Mass Secret Grave In Eastern Mexico Could Be Country's Largest, Official Says

    03/14/2017 12:48:19 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    NPR ^ | 03/14/2017
    Bodies are still being recovered from a clandestine grave in Mexico's Veracruz state that a local prosecutor says could turn out to be the largest in the country. Jorge Winckler Ortiz, the state attorney general of Veracruz, says that at one large site, 250 skulls have been found, with more excavation to be done. Winckler says the bodies are those of people murdered by gangs, with the complicity of the government. He added that officials had also deceived families who asked for help in identifying whether their missing loved ones might be in the graves. "Veracruz is a huge grave,...
  • British scientists face a ‘huge hit’ if the US cuts climate change research

    03/14/2017 12:22:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 86 replies
    The Guardian ^ | March 14, 2017 | by Anna Fazackerley
    UK scientists are warning they may be unable to carry out crucial research on climate change if Donald Trump cuts climate science funding in the US. Trump tweeted in 2014 that research on global warming is “very expensive bullshit” that “has to stop”. Scientists are braced to find out whether his administration will put these words into practice. The early signs are not good. British scientists say moves to squeeze funding of climate-related research in the US – and of facilities at government laboratories in particular – could be disastrous for work in the UK. And they say Trump’s travel...
  • Judge Nap: Obama 'Went Outside Chain of Command,' Used British Spy Agency to Surveil Trump

    03/14/2017 7:27:29 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 136 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | March 14, 2017
    "Three intelligence sources have informed Fox News that President Obama went outside the chain of command," Napolitano said. "He didn't use the NSA, he didn't use the CIA, he didn't use the FBI, and he didn't use the Department of Justice." Instead, Napolitano said, Obama used GCHQ, a British intelligence and security organization that has 24-7 access to the NSA database. "There's no American fingerprints on this," Napolitano said. "What happened to the guy who ordered this? Resigned three days after Donald Trump was inaugurated."
  • Homeland Security Rationing Ammo to Agents in the Field

    03/13/2017 1:53:31 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 35 replies
    WND ^ | March 12 2017 | STEVE PEACOCK
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it possesses a “limited amount” of 9mm bullets for agents in the field as well as for training purposes, and it is rationing its ammunition based on internal requests until it can award a new contract. [ ] The apparent role poor planning, or another agenda, played in the issue came to light when ICE said it would have run out of 9mm ammo by June 2017 in the absence of a modified contract with its supplier, Vista Outdoor Inc. So, the agency last month approved a $363,307 ceiling increase to contract No. HSCEMS-11-D-00002....
  • Nigerian welfare scam

    03/13/2017 10:34:00 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 11 replies
    This Ain't Hell ^ | March 13, 2017 | John Lilyea
    Nigerian welfare scam Jonn Lilyea | March 13, 2017 | 25 Comments Bobo sends a link to the story of an Arlington, Virginia woman, Helen Agbapuruonwu, who has been collecting welfare benefits for the last six years, while her husband, Fidelis Agbapuruonwu, was earning a seven figure income as a lawyer with the DC firm of Mayer Brown. She’s been arrested while folks believe that Fidelis, a Nigerian immigrant, has “fled the country and is somewhere in Africa.” Police say a six-month investigation into Helen Agbapuruonwu, 41, found that the mother of four had collected benefits like food stamps and...
  • White House spent $77 million in 2016 alone to promote ObamaCare

    03/13/2017 5:06:48 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | March 13, 2017
    The Obama administration doled out more than $77 million to promote the former president’s signature health-care legislation in what could be its final full year of existence, contracts obtained by The New York Post showed. They show the federal government contracted with Democratic-leaning public relations firm Weber Shandwick to spend $74.15 million on July 28, 2016, and another $3.69 million on Sept. 9, 2016, promoting the plan. The Weber Shandwick contract was signed by Pam Jenkins, president of the firm. Its chairman, Jack Leslie, was picked by Obama in 2009 to be chairman of the US African Development Foundation. Leslie...
  • (Flashback) Obama gives $7 Billion to South Africa for free.

    03/12/2017 4:58:38 PM PDT · by vannrox · 27 replies
    Various | 13MAR17 | vannrox
    Today I was having a friendly argument with a friend. He was upset that many people are getting excited that under the USA Trump will have NASA return us to the Moon and build a moonbase. His argument was that was too costly. That the money would be better served helping poor people, building hospitals and schools, and fixing the deteriorating American infrastructure. He just could not listen to reason. Nasa budget is $14 Billion. The budget for HUD is many hundreds of times larger than that. In fact, Obama routinely gave away amounts approaching the NASA budget on mere...
  • New Film Suggests Link Between Vaccines and Autism

    03/12/2017 8:00:29 AM PDT · by azkathy · 96 replies
    New American ^ | 3/9/2017 | Alex Newman
    After watching the new documentary Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Catastrophe, it is easy to see why the establishment is trying so hard to make sure you never watch it. At the very least, the movie raises some extremely troubling questions that absolutely must be answered, as quickly as possible. If the experts, doctors, parents, and others interviewed in the 91-minute film are even partially correct, millions of lives are being needlessly destroyed, and the cost to taxpayers will likely reach into the trillions of dollars. But the movie does more than just raise troubling questions. It exposes a conspiracy —...
  • Trump gets urgent warning: 'Clean house at IRS as quickly as possible'

    03/11/2017 8:39:29 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 57 replies
    WND ^ | 3/9/2017 | ALICIA POWE
    A Washington-based government watchdog is warning President Trump to “clean house at the IRS as quickly as possible” – or, better yet, eliminate the “corrupt” agency altogether. The Internal Revenue Service admitted to a federal court Wednesday that it has identified nearly 7,000 documents that contain information concerning how the agency targeted tax-exempt applications of conservative political organizations. IRS commissioner John Koskinen has insisted since the scandal broke in 2013 that the agency had cooperated completely in the investigation of its targeting of conservative groups. Now, in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, the IRS revealed it has...
  • Jeff Sessions Asks All Remaining Obama-Appointed U.S. Attorneys To Resign

    03/10/2017 12:43:28 PM PST · by Zakeet · 233 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | March 10, 2017
    In a move that will likely provoke further media, and pundit, fury, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has asked all remaining Obama-appointed U.S. Attorneys for their resignation. Sarah Isgur Flores, Director of Public Affairs at the Department of Justice, released the following statement: "As was the case in prior transitions, many of the United States Attorneys nominated by the previous administration already have left the Department of Justice. The Attorney General has now asked the remaining 46 presidentially appointed U.S. Attorneys to tender their resignations in order to ensure a uniform transition. Until the new U.S. Attorneys are confirmed, the dedicated...
  • Governor Vetoes Investigation of Vote Fraud [semi-satire]

    03/07/2017 9:22:59 AM PST · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 March 2017 | John Semmens
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-Va) vetoed a bill that would have prompted investigations in counties where the number of persons registered to vote exceeded the total number of citizens eligible to vote. The Governor defended his veto, saying that "the right to vote is a fundamental human right. Republican attempts to limit this right based on country of origin is inherently racist and unfair." The bill's sponsor, Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg), called the Governor's action "outrageous. Voting is a civil right exercised by the citizens of this state. Immigrants need to go through the procedures laid out in the law to...
  • Di Leo: The Deep State -- an Institutional Barrier Against Draining the Swamp

    03/07/2017 6:11:27 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 10 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | March 6, 2017 | John F. Di Leo
    Di Leo: The Deep State -- an Institutional Barrier Against Draining the Swamp By John F. Di Leo - As the Trump Administration began, two terms took over our discourse, from keyboard warriors on social media to the formal political theorists of the mainstream media. These two terms are not exactly antonyms, as one is a verb and the other is a gerund, but they certainly are diametrically opposed to each other: Draining the Swamp on the one hand, and the Deep State on the other. Draining the Swamp was easy to say, easy to understand, easy to cheer for....
  • AG Loretta Lynch issues plea for more protesting, blood, death in streets (video)

    03/06/2017 1:22:28 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 26 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 3/6/2017 | KYLE OLSON
    Are the elements of the former Obama administration orchestrating another civil war? Former Attorney General issued a video on behalf of Senate Democrats urging Americans to resist in the time of “fear and uncertainty for so many people.” Lynch lamented “our rights being assailed, being trampled on and even being rolled back,” according to the hostage-like video. She said it’s required “work” to “achieve the ideals of our Founding Fathers.” “It has been people, individuals who have banded together, ordinary people who simply saw what needed to be done and came together and supported those ideals who have made the...
  • Mexico launches nationwide effort in US to help migrants ($50 Million Dollar Legal Fund)

    03/06/2017 7:47:59 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 56 replies
    AP ^ | March 3, 2017 | ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON
    Not only is the Mexican government not building a wall; it's spending $50 million to beef up its legal aid to migrants who fear deportation, a response to President Donald Trump's crackdown on illegal immigration. All 50 Mexican consulates in the U.S. on Friday launched legal assistance centers to form partnerships with nonprofit groups and tap lawyers to help those fearing Trump's policies. SNIP-- Miami's Mexican consul general, Jose Antonio Zabalgoitia, said Friday that these centers would become "authentic advocates of the rights of Mexican migrants." "What changes today is that we are prioritizing legal matters over everything. Previously, we...
  • FISA Request on Trump Came After Secret Meeting

    03/05/2017 6:27:03 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 59 replies
    World News Politics ^ | 3/5/2017 | J.B.
    The dots are slowly being connected regarding the Obama surveillance scandal, and it’s not looking good for Barack. The evidence is mounting there was a massive conspiracy to hurt President Trump. On June 27th of 2016, Bill Clinton met secretly with Obama Attorney General Loretta Lynch at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. This scandal, with so many unanswered questions, has not been resolved. Lynch did recuse herself from the Clinton email scandal. However new evidence suggests that meeting wasn’t about whether Hillary would go to prison, but one with a more insidious intent. Right after this meeting, Loretta Lynch...
  • Ex-IMF Chief Found Guilty of Embezzlement will NOT Go to Jail

    03/04/2017 10:34:50 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    The Local (Spain) ^ | 3 March 2017
    Spain's anti-corruption prosecutor on Friday allowed former IMF chief Rodrigo Rato to remain free and without judicial supervision despite a jail sentence of four years and six months for embezzlement. Rato, who is also a former Spanish economy minister, will now remain at liberty until the court rules definitively on his case. Rato was sentenced on February 23 for misusing funds when he was the boss of two Spanish banks. He was tried with 64 other former executives and board members, accused of misusing €12 million ($12.7 million) between 2003 and 2012. He is expected to file an appeal.
  • Watergate times ten (Saturbray)

    03/04/2017 6:17:57 AM PST · by bray · 30 replies
    www.brayincandy.com ^ | 3/4/17 | bray
    Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest. Joshua 1:9 KJV What did he know and when did he know it? It is so refreshing to find out the DNC actually believes one of America’s enemies is a threat. After fifty years of allying themselves with every US enemy from Nazi Germany to North Vietnam, China, USSR, PLO, Hamas, Al Qaeda, Iraq, Iran, Black Panthers, Communist Party, Old Media, La Raza, and others it is great for them...
  • The Basic Formula For Every Shocking Russia/Trump Revelation

    03/03/2017 9:05:06 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 14 replies
    The Young Turks ^ | 3/2/2017 | Michael Tracey
    The basic formula for every breaking Trump/Russia story is essentially as follows: 1. The New York Times or Washington Post releases an article that at first blush appears extremely damning. 2. Anti-Trump pundits and Democrats react reflexively to the news, express shrieking outrage, and proclaim that this finally proves untoward collusion between Trump and Russia — a smoking gun, at last. 3. Aggrieved former Clinton apparatchiks *connect the dots* in a manner eerily reminiscent of right-wing Glenn Beck-esque prognostication circa 2009. 4. Self-proclaimed legal experts rashly opine as to whether the new revelation entails some kind of criminally actionable offense. (Recall the...
  • American Pedophilia: What We Know

    03/03/2017 12:12:41 PM PST · by PingPongChampion · 10 replies
    Poletical.com ^ | March 1st, 2017 | T. Carter
    Pedophilia has been on the radar more now than ever before. It started with conspiracy theories around a pizza shop in Washington DC and, most recently, with the downfall of right-wing activist Milo Yiannopoulos, as well as over 1,000 arrests around the United States in a single month. Ashton Kutcher has also testified in hearings about incidents of child trafficking that were uncovered by his team. Child and sex trafficking are an epidemic around the world, but as it strikes up more conversations and leads to more mainstream coverage, it will inevitably expose high ranking officials and elites around the...
  • Hispanic Judge accused of helping an illegal alien escape from ICE via courthouse employee exit

    03/03/2017 6:38:14 AM PST · by mandaladon · 28 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 3 Mar 2017 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Now judges are helping illegal immigrants to escape the law? An Oregon judge stands accused by federal prosecutors of assisting a Mexican national, who illegally crossed the border into the United States, to escape the clutches of immigration officials who were there to arrest him. Diddier Pacheco Salazar, 22, appeared in the courtroom of Multnomah County Circuit Judge Monica Herranz on January 27 to plead guilty to driving while under the influence of intoxicants, according to KOIN 6 News. But Salazar eluded arrest by the waiting Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents when he apparently left the courtroom by an exit...
  • Huckabee goes off on DOJ ‘slush fund scheme’: Worse than a mafia shakedown

    03/02/2017 8:42:27 PM PST · by george76 · 35 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | March 2, 2017 | Frieda Powers
    A Justice Department slush fund scheme under former resident Obama reportedly funneled billions of dollars to leftist activist groups in what Mike Huckabee said was “worse than a mafia shakedown.” ... The practice was widely abused under the Obama administration, with liberal groups like La Raza and the National Urban League receiving some of the slush fund money ... Virginia Congressman Robert Goodlatte and Sen. James Lankford, both Republicans, have sponsored legislation to end the practice, which investigators have found accounted for $3 billion paid to “non-victim entities
  • Press coverage of Trump in first month of office: 88 percent ‘hostile,’ says new study

    03/02/2017 9:16:15 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 03/02/2017 | Jennifer Harper
    There was no press honeymoon for President Trump during his first month in office. A meticulous new study by the Media Research Center finds that 88 percent of the broadcast news coverage of Mr. Trump and his team was “hostile” during the first 30 days of office. The coverage was intense and plentiful. The study, which analyzed both tone and content for evening newscasts on ABC, NBC and CBS, found that the “Big Three” networks produced 16 hours of coverage on the new president and his staff. That is over half — 54 percent — of their total coverage for...
  • Reportedly Mob-connected Democrat Marty Moylan wants a $100 FOID card (ILLINOIS)

    03/02/2017 7:25:29 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 5 replies
    GUNS SAVE LIFE ^ | FEB 28, 2017
    Reportedly Mob-connected Democrat Marty Moylan wants a $100 FOID card February 28, 2017 Back when Rod Blagojevich busied himself introducing all manner of radical gun control schemes, Democrat Marty Moylan worked as an Electrical Union enforcer. His job, among other things, involved getting Electrical Union workers "out of jams". He's also got ties to the Chicago mob, per the "Chicago Clout" blog. Marty Moylan later became mayor of Des Plaines. Now, the guy "that will tell you anything to get elected" has wormed his way into the Illinois House. Democrat Marty Moylan stands as one of those Progressive Caucus Democrats...
  • Federal officials indict seven Baltimore police officers on racketeering

    03/02/2017 7:14:39 AM PST · by generally · 16 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2017 Mar 1 | Lynh Bui and Peter Hermann
    BALTIMORE — Seven Baltimore police officers who were members of an elite gun task force have been indicted in a racketeering conspiracy that accuses them of robbing people, extorting drug dealers, filing false reports and claiming fraudulent overtime.
  • GOP wants to eliminate shadowy DOJ slush fund bankrolling leftist groups

    03/01/2017 10:06:34 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/1/2017 | Melissa Jacobs
    The Obama administration funneled billions of dollars to activist organizations through a Department of Justice slush fund scheme, according to congressional investigators. “It’s clear partisan politics played a role in the illicit actions that were made,” Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, told Fox News. “The DOJ is the last place this should have occurred.” Findings spearheaded by the House Judiciary Committee point to a process shrouded in secrecy whereby monies were distributed to a labyrinth of nonprofit organizations involved with grass-roots activism. “Advocates for big government and progressive power are using the Justice Department to extort money from corporations,” Judicial Watch’s...
  • FBI Called On For Investigation of California Ag Labor Board

    02/28/2017 9:05:00 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/28/17 | Katy Grimes
    The California state’s one-party government is now “bordering on criminal rule,” Former Senator Isadore Hall, a Democrat who marched with the President of the United Farm Worker’s labor union, and publicly declared his solidarity with the UFW campaign against the Gerawan Farming employees, has been appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown to the Agricultural Labor Relations Board. Hall’s confirmation hearing is March 1. After losing a race for Congress in November 2016, Hall has announced he will make another run in 2018… while he is on the ALRB?
  • Trump takes first step to building the wall by requesting bids from contractors (Tr.)

    02/26/2017 5:04:59 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2-25-2017 | Karen Ruiz
    The Trump administration has taken its first step to building the wall on the Mexican-American border as it has requested proposals from contractors and plans to have a prototype built by mid-March. The US Customs and Border Protection issued the preliminary requests on Friday and said it will accept proposals next month for the design of the wall. The agency also said the it would release requests on or about March 6 asking companies for prototype ideas.
  • Feds Spending $393,790 Studying Transwomen in Uganda

    02/26/2017 2:22:25 AM PST · by GonzoII · 39 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | February 26, 2017 4:59 am | Elizabeth Harrington
    The National Institutes of Health is spending nearly $400,000 studying transwomen in Uganda. A new grant worth $163,996 was awarded just six days into the Trump administration, continuing a project that was initially awarded in April 2016.