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  • Stock Market manipulation

    06/25/2016 6:53:23 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 33 replies
    Financial News | 25 June 2016 | MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
    The stock market dropped 611 points Fridy SUPPOSEDLY because of the British exit vote on the European Union. Also, European and Asian markets dropped. Was there a reason for the markets to react that way? No. That vote did not change anything consequential. Big money boys behind the scenes already knew what was going to happen (it was no suprise to them - they have accurate research teams) and shorted what they needed to short. The fact that someone behind the scenes is pulling the trigger on nothing events means someone needs to go to prison for causing peoples' stock...
  • This hooker was used to bribe NYPD cops with group sex

    06/24/2016 2:32:39 PM PDT · by Callahan · 44 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/24/16 | Shawn Cohen
    The hooker at the center of the NYPD corruption scandal has revealed to The Post how she engaged in mile-high group sex with two cops and three other men during a wild private-plane trip to Las Vegas. Gabi Grecko donned a skimpy flight attendant outfit to service now-disgraced NYPD Deputy Inspector James Grant, since-fired Detective Michael Milici and the others while flying over the American heartland in February 2013, she claims.
  • Clinton's State Dept. calendar missing scores of entries

    06/24/2016 1:34:47 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 25 replies
    AP ^ | Jun. 24, 2016 3:53 AM EDT | STEPHEN BRAUN
    The AP review of Clinton's calendar — her after-the-fact, official chronology of the events of her four-year term — identified at least 75 meetings with longtime political donors and loyalists, Clinton Foundation contributors and corporate and other outside interests that were either not recorded or listed with identifying details scrubbed. The AP found the omissions by comparing the 1,500-page document with separate planning schedules supplied to Clinton by aides in advance of each day's events. The names of at least 114 outsiders who met with Clinton were missing from her calendar, the records show.
  • House Dem convicted of corruption resigns

    06/23/2016 11:56:35 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 23, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    Greg Nash Resignation letter at link. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.) is resigning effective immediately, he announced Thursday, after initially seeking to remain in Congress despite his conviction on corruption charges. "In my previous letter I indicated a later resignation date in order to provide for an orderly transition of my office after 21 years in the House," he wrote in a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). "However, out of respect for the entire House Leadership, and so as not to cause a distraction from the House's work for the people, I have changed my effective date." Fattah first...
  • Oacaca Mexico Teachers Strike, Privatizing Mexico

    06/23/2016 4:42:34 AM PDT · by rovenstinez · 10 replies
    Democracy Now ^ | June 23, 2016 | rovenstinez
    In the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, a deadly police crackdown against teachers has left nine people dead and more than 100 wounded. On Sunday, police descended on teachers in the community of Nochixtlán, where they had set up blockades to protest against neoliberal education reform and the arrests of two teachers’ union leaders last week on what protesters say are trumped-up charges. "As soon as they arrived, they began to attack. And we were few, very few," said a Oaxacan teacher. "Then we started running. But they began to attack right away, instantly. At no time did they give...
  • PRESIDENT HILLARY: AMERICA'S NURSE RATCHED

    06/23/2016 1:37:26 AM PDT · by vannrox · 10 replies
    WND ^ | 19-June-2016 | DAVID KUPELIAN
    I’m no prophet. But for what it’s worth, here – after 35 years of closely observing the American scene as a journalist and having written three books chronicling the ways evil and corruption play out in our society – are a few speculations about the future of America if Hillary Clinton becomes president. Remember, she would be joined by “co-president” Bill, a lifelong sexual predator with credible criminal allegations against him, including forcible rape. If Hillary wins in November, the sheer revulsion of the great American middle class over having to endure Bill and Hillary Clinton back in the White...
  • Loretta Lynch Admits That Federal Authorities Have Lost The Orlando Shooter's Wife

    06/22/2016 9:03:22 PM PDT · by vannrox · 66 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Jun 22, 2016 5:31 AM | Tyler Durden
    According to CNN, Federal investigators are trying to find out more specifically what Omar Mateen's wife, Noor Salman (profiled here), knew about the planned attack at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. The intent is to bring evidence before a federal grand jury to determine whether or not charges will be brought against Salman. As US Attorney General Loretta Lynch said today, federal authorities are going back and looking at all of the contact with Omar Mateen, as well as those around him in order find out if there is anything that was missed. However there is one rather large problem...
  • Trump just blasted the message that can win the White House

    06/22/2016 5:47:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The New York Post ^ | June 22, 2016 | The Editorial Board
    Donald Trump marked the real start of his general-election campaign Wednesday with a full-bore attack on Hillary Clinton and a clear appeal to Americans across the spectrum. He slammed her, accurately, as a “world-class liar” who’s part of the “rigged system” that boosts “insiders” like her at the expense of the common good. And he vowed to end the inside game while reaching out even to Bernie Sanders supporters. He talked issues Americans of all political persuasions really care about, starting with, as he put it, “jobs, jobs, jobs.” Trump laid out how the “special-interest monopoly” has ruled Washington at...
  • Clinton Superdelegate Chaka Fattah Found Guilty on Corruption Charges

    06/21/2016 3:34:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    FreeBeacon.com ^ | 6/21/16 | Joe Schoffstall
    Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.), a Hillary Clinton superdelegate, was convicted on Tuesday on corruption charges stemming from a racketeering conspiracy in which the congressman and four associates misappropriated thousands of dollars from federal, campaign, and charitable sources. Fattah and four associates were indicted in July 2015 on 29 corruption charges including racketeering, bribery, money laundering, mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, and falsification of records, among other charges. The Department of Justice said Fattah took an illegal $1 million loan from his failed Philadelphia mayoral bid in 2007 and disguised it as a loan to his consulting company. At...
  • Update 2 on Idaho "rapefugee" case: Twin Falls residents demand answers while officials stonewall

    06/21/2016 1:15:10 PM PDT · by Javeth · 41 replies
    Twin Falls Times-News ^ | June 20, 2016 | Nathan Brown
    The City Council should have better handled reports of a young girl who was sexually assaulted by boys at a Twin Falls apartment complex earlier this month, said many residents who addressed the board at its meeting Monday night... “We need to know what’s going on with this case,” said Davis Odell. ...the city should be transparent.... Vice Mayor Suzanne Hawkins... said the City Council should have done a better job of communicating with people... Two boys from Middle Eastern immigrant families are in custody in relation to a sexual assault on a 5-year-old girl that, authorities say, happened at...
  • Congressman Says "Ruling Class" Not Paid Enough [semi-satire]

    06/20/2016 1:19:27 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 June 2016 | John Semmens
    Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla) complains that his $174,000 annual salary plus perks is "not enough to keep a man honest. We deal with an annual budget of over $3 trillion dollars. Our piece of that action is a paltry .005%. High-ranking heads of Departments don't fare much better. Is it surprising that some are tempted to augment in ways that many find distasteful?" "Take former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her husband Bill," the Congressman said. "After decades of public service they left the White House nearly broke in 2001. What choice did they have but to try to...
  • NASCAR driver Mike Wallace, daughter beaten outside concert in NC

    06/19/2016 7:47:02 PM PDT · by aomagrat · 94 replies
    WIS TV ^ | 19 June 2016 | Michael Campbel
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WWBT) - A veteran of the NASCAR circuit and his daughter are recovering at a North Carolina hospital after they were allegedly attacked outside a concert in Charlotte. According to a post shared by former NASCAR driver Kenny Wallace on Twitter, his brother and fellow NASCAR driver Mike Wallace, along with Mike's daughter Lindsay were beaten as they were leaving a Rascal Flatts concert in Charlotte at the PNC Amphitheater Friday evening. Kenny went on to say that the men "continued to kick Mike in the face while Mike was 'knocked out'" in a series of tweets Sunday...
  • TWITTER: Dr. Seuss comments on drone strokes on Hillary unsecure Blackberry

    06/15/2016 8:08:06 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 2 replies
    dfu via Twitter ^ | 6-15-16 | dfu
  • Ex-Argentina official arrested trying to hide bags of cash at monastery

    06/15/2016 3:03:45 AM PDT · by Fhios · 9 replies
    Fox ^ | 6/15/2016 | AP staff
    ... They then discovered wads of cash as well as the watches in more than 160 packages inside the bags. Other money had been taken to the monastery kitchen and some was found in the trunk of a car. ...
  • BREAKING: Charge dismissed against pro-life investigator David Daleiden

    06/14/2016 1:54:32 PM PDT · by blueyon · 15 replies
    LifeSiteNews.Com ^ | 6/14/16 | Ben Johnson
    Houston prosecutors have dropped one of two charges faced by pro-life investigator David Daleiden, stemming from his investigation of Planned Parenthood. County Court at Law Judge Diane Bull threw out a misdemeanor count of trafficking in human organs. “Judge Diane Bull’s swift dismissal of the bogus charge against CMP founder David Daleiden of trafficking human organs is the latest confirmation that the indictments from a runaway grand jury in Houston were a politically motivated sham all along,” the Center for Medical Progress said in a statement. “The dismissal of the first indictmen [on Monday] sends a strong message to Planned...
  • What Makes a Politican?

    06/14/2016 10:22:40 AM PDT · by DH · 6 replies
    Self | 6/14/2016 | DH
    WHAT MAKES A POLITICIAN By DH, 2016 Has anyone really stopped and analyzed why it seems like the higher in office an elected official gets the more power-hungry and corrupt they become? There are several reasons for this personality disorder and it all starts with their first victory in any level of the election process. 1. They want to make changes to the current administration, laws, rules, or the dictates thereof. 2. They are egotistical zealots and simply crave public adoration. 3. They know that public office means a path to wealth, riches and special favors from those they give...
  • Bill Would Stop DOJ Funding Liberal Groups with Federal Money [semi-satire]

    06/14/2016 10:17:58 AM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire | 12 June 2016 | John Semmens
    Four Republican senators—James Lankford (Okla), Ted Cruz (Texas), and Utah's Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee—have introduced legislation aimed at barring the Department of Justice from using settlement money to fund liberal interest groups. "Settlements obtained from banks found guilty for their role in inflating the mortgage bubble in 2008 ought to be used to compensate those damaged by these egregious practices," Sen. Lankford said. "Instead, the Department of Justice has been funneling this money to favored liberal activists. This is a perversion of justice and an end run around the appropriations process." Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) belittled the...
  • Saudi Arabia Has Funded 20% Of Hillary's Presidential Campaign, Saudi Crown Prince Claims

    06/13/2016 12:28:36 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 68 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | June 13, 2016
    In what may be the pinnacle of hypocrisy, moments ago Hillary Clinton, while speaking live on national security and addressing the Orlando shooting took some time from her constant bashing of the Second Amendment and calling for a ban on assault rifles, to say some less than kind words about Saudi Arabia whom it accused of supporting radical organizations. This is what she said: The third area that demands attention is preventing radicalization and countering efforts by ISIS and other international terrorist networks to recruit in the United States and Europe. For starters, it is long past time for the...
  • Fact checkers confirm Hillary Clinton is more honest than any of her 2016 opponents

    06/13/2016 12:00:32 PM PDT · by Chuckster · 69 replies
    Daily News Bin ^ | March 20, 2016 | Bill Palmer
    The trendy knock on Hillary Clinton, even among those who acknowledge that she’s the most capable and knowledgeable of the 2016 candidates for President, is the accusation that she’s just not honest. Her opponents keep insisting that she can’t be trusted, that she’s not telling the truth, and that there is therefore no telling what she might do while in office. But whenever fact checkers look at what Clinton and her opponents are saying during this election cycle, she rates out as the most honest of the bunch.
  • Orlando Killer Worked For Company Transporting Illegals Inside US; Was Interviewed By FBI 3 Times

    06/13/2016 4:24:44 AM PDT · by chopperman · 30 replies
    In a surprising discovery, the Palm Beach Post first reported that according to state records, Orlando shooter Omar Mateen - who as we reported earlier was licensed as a security guard and also holds a firearms license - was employed by the US subsidiary of G4S plc, a British multinational security services company, whose US-headquarters are located in Jupiter, Fla, and which also happens to be the world's largest security company by revenue.
  • Preview of Trumps Monday Speech

    06/12/2016 5:04:51 AM PDT · by taildragger · 53 replies
    World Tribune Daily ^ | 6/3/2016 | Jeff Kuhner
    Freepers, On Jeff Kuhner's show this past Wednesday, he noted his editorial in the World Tribune Daily caught the attention of Team Trump and he noted his Monday Speech will be loosely based on it and or carry the same themes. So, for a preview here is the editorial:Clinton’s San Diego speech ignores this: She is an oligarch and a crook whose foreign policy opened the gates of hell By World Tribune on June 3, 2016 Special to WorldTribune.com Jeffrey T. Kuhner Hillary Clinton claims Donald Trump is “temperamentally unfit” to be America’s commander-in-chief. “This is not someone who should...
  • Zimbabwe runs out of money

    06/10/2016 3:12:01 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 47 replies
    Politics Web ^ | 09 June 2016 | Jan Raath
    Guess what Zimbabwe’s most important import is: Guns? Food? Medicines? Fuel? It’s US dollars. The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe’s lists it as the country’s number one import priority. There are no details of how much, how it is brought into the country, or how much it costs (or what the sense would be in paying for them, presumably in US dollars which will have to be sent back to the source of the consignment of banknotes). Zimbabwe has experienced every manner of national crisis in the 36 years of its existence, all under President Robert Mugabe, but none as bizarre...
  • Venezuela's top court bans media's publishing videos of lynchings

    06/09/2016 5:26:34 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 8 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6-8-16 | Diego Oré; Alexandra Ulmer
    Venezuela's Supreme Court on Wednesday banned media from publishing videos of lynchings, saying they create "anxiety and uncertainty" in a country ravaged by violent crime and an economic crisis. The OPEC nation's society is in upheaval amid triple-digit inflation, a deep recession and brutal shortages of food and medicine. As Venezuelans have grown increasingly angry at frequent thefts, hold-ups and homicides, mob beatings and lynchings have increased in the country, which is already one of the world's most violent. Gory videos of mob justice or photos of bloody corpses sometimes make the rounds on social media. President Nicolas Maduro's socialist...
  • Kasich legalizes medical marijuana in Ohio

    06/09/2016 6:11:20 PM PDT · by Ken H · 122 replies
    Politico ^ | June 08, 2016 | BRIANNA GURCIULLO
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed a medical marijuana legalization bill into law on Wednesday, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported. The former Republican presidential candidate's penmanship makes Ohio the 26th state in the nation to legalize marijuana use for medical purposes.
  • WH Denies Endorsement Will Intimidate FBI Investigators - Obama meets privately with Loretta Lynch

    06/09/2016 12:38:33 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 90 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | June 9, 2016 | Daniel Halper
    White House press secretary Josh Earnest insisted that President Obama's endorsement of Hillary Clinton will not "sway" the ongoing FBI investigation into Clinton. [Snip] Later this afternoon, according to the White House, Obama is meeting with the attorney general. The meeting is "closed press."
  • AP: Hillary Clinton Emails ‘Could Have Compromised CIA Names’

    06/08/2016 8:05:41 PM PDT · by detective · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Jun 2016
    The names of CIA personnel could have been compromised not only by hackers who may have penetrated Hillary Clinton’s private computer server or the State Department system, but also by the release itself of tens of thousands of her emails, security experts say. Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, turned over to the State Department 55,000 emails from her private server that were sent or received when she was secretary of state. Some contained information that has since been deemed classified, and those were redacted for public release with notations for the reason of the censorship.
  • OHP Uses New Device To Seize Money Used During The Commission Of A Crime (seizes bank account)

    06/08/2016 3:44:45 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 21 replies
    OKLAHOMA CITY - You may have heard of civil asset forfeiture. That's where police can seize your property and cash without first proving you committed a crime; without a warrant and without arresting you, as long as they suspect that your property is somehow tied to a crime. Now, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol has a device that also allows them to seize money in your bank account or on prepaid cards.
  • Obama poised to play big role in Clinton’s campaign against Trump

    06/08/2016 12:29:05 PM PDT · by detective · 20 replies
    MSN News ^ | June 8, 2016 | Juliet Eilperin, Anne Gearan
    The day after the Affordable Care Act passed the House, several of President Obama’s top advisers met in the Situation Room. Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was “buoyant,” and she congratulated everyone in the room, recalled former White House adviser David Axelrod. Then Obama walked in, and Clinton — who had tried and failed to pass comprehensive health-care reform when her husband was president in the 1990s — gave him a big hug. Eight years ago, Clinton and Obama were competitors who had taken several, well-publicized swipes at each other, and whose surrogates had engaged in much worse. But that...
  • Clinton’s S-Diego speech: She is an oligarch & a crook whose foreign policy opened the gates of hell

    06/08/2016 11:00:08 AM PDT · by taildragger · 19 replies
    World Tribune Daily ^ | Jeffery T. Kuhner
    Hillary Clinton claims Donald Trump is “temperamentally unfit” to be America’s commander-in-chief. “This is not someone who should ever have the nuclear codes,” she said in a major foreign policy speech in San Diego, arguing that the Republican presumptive nominee could start a war simply because somebody “got under his very thin skin.” Hence, for Democrats, add warmongering — on top of fascism, racism, bigotry, xenophobia, extremism, nativism, isolationism, Islamophobia, homophobia, chauvinism and misogyny — to their long, growing list of reasons to fear The Donald. According to them, if Trump does not impose a fascist dictatorship first, he will...
  • Andrea Mitchell: Obama ‘Ready to Go All in to Make Sure’ Hillary Wins

    06/08/2016 10:53:38 AM PDT · by detective · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Jun 2016 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on NBC’s “Today,” MSNBC anchor and NBC News chief Washington correspondent Andrea Mitchell said President Barack Obama was “ready to go all-in” to support presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
  • Top prosecutor's twin files complaint about sister's office

    06/08/2016 3:54:09 AM PDT · by chopperman · 14 replies
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's embattled attorney general's administration is facing yet another employee complaint — this time from her twin sister. Attorney General Kathleen Kane's twin has filed a wage and gender discrimination complaint against her sister's office, The Morning Call of Allentown reported (http://bit.ly/1teyEtf). Ellen Granahan works as a chief deputy attorney general and says her $88,509 salary is 17 to 37 percent lower than what male and female agency lawyers with similar titles earn. She filed the complaint Dec. 30 with the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission. The agency gave Kane's administration until May 12 to respond. It...
  • Hillary Clinton and the 'FBI Primary' (the Rats' prospects are grim if the FBI does its job)

    06/08/2016 12:29:53 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 7, 2016 | Cal Thomas
    Some believe that soon after Tuesday's final presidential primaries the FBI will interview Hillary Clinton about her handling of emails while she was secretary of state. What comes next is the subject of much speculation. [Snip] [Bush White House staff member Bradley] Blakeman says the FBI has deliberately waited to interview Hillary Clinton until after the primaries because the bureau did not want to interfere with the nominating process. He thinks the FBI is "likely" to recommend to the Department of Justice whether or not she should be indicted for violating what she says are agency rules and what others...
  • San Jose Firefighters REFUSED TO HELP Pleading Teen Trump Supporter Fleeing Terror Mob

    06/07/2016 11:41:35 PM PDT · by SteveH · 120 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | June 7, 2016 | Kristinn Taylor
    A family friend of the teen Trump supporter wearing a red Trump for president t-shirt who was seen in video shown nationwide fleeing and being tackled by a terror mob of anti-Trump rioters told The Gateway Pundit that San Jose firefighters refused to help the terrorized teenage boy when he ran up to their firetruck. The source says the firefighters “rolled their window up when he asked for help at the fire truck.” Video taken by a bystander shows the fleeing teen approaching a firetruck and then being left in the street to the mob as the firetruck drove away....
  • Why Was Muslim UCLA Shooter Misidentified as a "White Male"?

    06/07/2016 10:53:41 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 49 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | June 3, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    There is currently no indication that Muslim UCLA shooter Mainak Sarkar had any terrorist motives. Though his note has as yet of to be released. But of somewhat more interest is the question of why Sarkar was misidentified as a "white male". One of the more obvious things about Maniak Sarkar is that he is not a white male. He can't be mistaken for a white male. But media coverage has prompted people to expect white male shooters. It's a type of prejudice that we don't much talk about because it's a politically correct prejudice. It's a prejudice encouraged by...
  • With Connecticut Foundations Crumbling, ‘Your Home Is Now Worthless’

    06/07/2016 4:27:57 PM PDT · by Theoria · 76 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 07 June 2016 | Kristin Hussey And Lisa W. Foderaro
    Sandra Miller was at work in January when her daughter called from their home here on Oakridge Drive with alarming news. The house was making loud noises, as if someone had jumped off the counter and landed with a bang. For seconds afterward, the house shook. A while later, it happened again, and again. Over the next several hours, terrifying bangs rattled the house. The next morning, Ms. Miller called Bill Neal, a structural engineer, who delivered the same stunning news to her that he has now told hundreds of homeowners: The concrete foundation was crumbling and, as a result,...
  • Clinton Clinches Nomination, Becoming First woman to Top Major-Party Ticket

    06/06/2016 6:30:35 PM PDT · by drewh · 98 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 6 at 8:47 PM | By Abby Phillip, Robert Costa and John Wagner
    Hillary Clinton has secured enough delegates to win the Democratic presidential nomination, according to the Associated Press, emerging from a long and bruising primary season to become the first woman to lead a major party in the race for the White House. A bitter nomination battle that Clinton was once expected to win in a walk ended abruptly late Monday, as she claimed exactly the number of delegates needed to secure victory in her contest against Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, according the AP’s latest tally. Clinton was widely expected — even inside her own campaign — to clinch the...
  • Judges question for Miss Hawaii set off such a firestorm, the Miss USA audience had to be calmed

    06/06/2016 2:25:14 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 68 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 06 June 2016 | Frieda Powers
    The 2016 Miss USA Pageant is over and the winner has been crowned, but there is still plenty of outrage over one of the questions posed to a contestant. “With Hillary Clinton expected to surpass the delegate count needed to win the Democratic party nomination, my question to you is: If the election were held tomorrow, would you vote Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump for President and why would you chose one over the other?” judge Laura Brown asked Miss Hawaii, Chelsea Hardin. The audience at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday began to boo before Brown even...
  • About 92K Coloradans to lose Obamacare coverage as insurers drop out, cut back, raise rates

    06/06/2016 2:44:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 6, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    More than 92,000 Coloradans will lose their Obamacare health care coverage in 2017 as four leading insurance companies scale back or eliminate their plans while others propose rate hikes of as much as 40 percent. Insurance holders with individual plans through Anthem, UnitedHealthCare, Humana and Rocky Mountain Health Plans will need to find new coverage for the 2017 coverage year, according to a Monday statement from the Colorado Division of Insurance. ... the news came as a devastating blow to the state’s already-shaky insurance market. Colorado is one of 14 states that opted to launch its own Obamacare exchange instead...
  • As subprime auto borrowers default, collection suits pile up in local courts (St. Louis)

    06/06/2016 3:08:08 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 41 replies
    St. louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 6-6-16 | Walker Moskop
    In August 2008, William Lesinski walked into a Car Credit City in Bridgeton and made a decision that would be far more expensive than he ever imagined. Wanting to buy his son a car as a high school graduation gift, Lesinski put $1,750 down and drove off the lot in a 2003 Ford Mustang. The loan for the car was $11,367, and it carried 29 percent annual interest over nearly four years. His son would make the payments, but the loan was in Lesinski’s name. After paying the balance down to a little more than $10,000, his son, who had...
  • Why the Media Hates Trump, and Why You Shouldn't

    06/06/2016 9:01:17 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 13 replies
    Email from the net ^ | June 5, 2016 | Fred Marshall,III
    Without an understanding of the increasingly centralized, global ownership of media outlets, it's hard to grasp the incredible power and influence of the half dozen companies who own the media.  If this is news to you, you have some catching up to do.  Search the internet for "who owns the media", and see what you find.  Both my late dad and I have written about this periodically over the last many years. It is a known fact within the journalism trade that reporters cover stories their editors tell them to, and are steered away (and sometimes prevented) from reporting stories...
  • Bernie Sanders Vows Fight to Convention as Hillary Clinton Wins a Primary

    06/05/2016 7:35:41 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 5, 2016 | Yamiche Alcindor
    On Sunday, Mr. Sanders opened a new line of attack against Mrs. Clinton, criticizing donations made by foreign governments while she was secretary of state to the Clinton Foundation, the organization founded by former President Bill Clinton. When Mr. Sanders, who greeted fans in West Hollywood, was asked by reporters if he remained committed to pushing for a contested convention, said he "absolutely" was. [Snip] "If you ask me about the Clinton Foundation, do I have a problem when a sitting secretary of state and a foundation run by her husband collects many millions of dollars from foreign governments, governments...
  • IRS finally reveals list of tea party groups targeted for extra scrutiny

    06/05/2016 5:11:37 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 5, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    More than three years after it admitted to targeting tea party groups for intrusive scrutiny, the IRS has finally released a near-complete list of the organizations it snagged in a political dragnet. The tax agency filed the list last month as part of a court case after a series of federal judges, fed up with what they said was the agency’s stonewalling, ordered it to get a move on. The case is a class-action lawsuit, so the list of names is critical to knowing the scope of those who would have a claim against the IRS. But even as it...
  • San Jose police chief defends officers accused of failing to protect Trump supporters from violence

    06/05/2016 11:04:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The San Jose Mercury News ^ | June 3, 2016 | Julia Prodis Sulek
    SAN JOSE -- A day after a melee erupted outside a Donald Trump rally, the San Jose police chief and mayor on Friday defended themselves from a national backlash over their handling of the dramatic and at times violent protest. On radio talk shows and across social media, some called for Mayor Sam Liccardo's resignation because of his comments suggesting that Trump was to blame for igniting violence, while police were criticized for failing to protect Trump supporters from angry protesters throwing punches, water bottles and traffic cones. Some videos showed those attacks and suggested they were unprovoked, but others...
  • VA Proposes To Remove Ban On Transgender Surgery For Vets

    06/05/2016 6:24:05 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 43 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 3, 2016 | Jonah Bennett
    Daily Caller News Foundation VA Proposes To Remove Ban On Transgender Surgery For Vets Jonah Bennett National Security/Foreign Policy Reporter The Department of Veterans Affairs has proposed to a rule to remove the ban on transgender sex change surgery for veterans, which has existed since the 1990s. According to the proposed regulation, gender reassignment surgery wasn’t previously considered medically necessary for gender dysphoria, a condition transgender individuals claims makes them feel as though they were born in the wrong body and assigned the wrong gender.
  • Convicted Felon Backed by Obama AG [semi-satire]

    06/04/2016 8:29:04 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 June 2016 | John Semmens
    President Obama and Attorney General Loretta Lynch have joined former director of the Phoenix VA Medical Center Sharon Helman’s suit against wrongful termination. Helman was fired in 2014 following the nationwide VA scandal that erupted after it came to light that veterans were dying while waiting for care at the facilities she oversaw. She was also subsequently convicted of a felony after pleading guilty to accepting bribes. Despite this blemished performance in her job, Helman is now contending that her firing was too hasty. Lynch agreed, saying that “the 21-day limit for filing an appeal of the firing was too...
  • ELECTION 2016 Clinton for-profit education scandal dwarfs Trump U

    06/03/2016 1:40:59 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 12 replies
    WND ^ | 6/3/16 | Jerome R. Corsi
    NEW YORK – Bill and Hillary Clinton’s attack on Donald Trump over Trump University could invite increased scrutiny of the Clintons’ involvement in a for-profit education scandal in which a company that runs shell colleges paid Bill Clinton $16.5 million to be its pitchman. While the Clintons were collecting millions, Hillary Clinton’s State Department funneled at least $55 million to a group run by the college company, Laureate Education Inc., according to Peter Schweizer’s book “Clinton Cash” as Breitbart reported. Clinton abruptly resigned from his post as “honorary chancellor” in April 2015 when the disclosure was publicized. Documents uncovered by...
  • Trump: 'The Fact That Hillary Is Even Allowed in This Race Is a Disgrace'

    06/02/2016 9:52:40 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 2, 2016
    Donald Trump told a crowd of supporters at a rally in San Jose that Hillary Clinton is "guilty as hell," referring to the investigation of her private email server, and should be forbidden from running for office. "The fact that they even allow her to participate in this race is a disgrace to the United States. It's a disgrace to our nation," he said. [Snip] He said that if he wins, the attorney general will take a very good look at her situation. [Snip] Clinton said Trump's ideas were "dangerously incoherent."
  • Bad sign: Republicans release signed documents from Clinton aides dragged into email scandal

    06/02/2016 6:09:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/2/16 | Geoff Earle
    Senior Hillary Clinton aide Jake Sullivan and former tech support staffer Brian Pagliano each signed agreements with the government pledging not to disclose classified information, according to government documents released Thursday by Republicans. Both men signed the nondisclosure statements swearing to protect ´marked or unmarked classified information, including email communications,´ according to documents released by the Republican National Committee. (Photo) The document each of them signed is called a form 312, which requires federal employees to swear, under potential criminal penalty, that they won´t mishandle classified information. Sullivan is a senior campaign advisor who served as Clinton´s direct of policy...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Hillary Clinton Posted Names of Hidden Intelligence Officials On Her Email

    06/02/2016 6:46:16 PM PDT · by blueyon · 136 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/02/16 | by Patrick Howley
    Hillary Clinton posted and shared the names of concealed U.S. intelligence officials on her unprotected email system. Federal records reveal that Clinton swapped these highly classified names on an email account that was vulnerable to attack and was breached repeatedly by Russia-linked hacker attempts. These new revelations — reminiscent of the Valerie Plame scandal during George W. Bush’s tenure — could give FBI investigators the evidence they need to make a case that Clinton violated the Espionage Act by mishandling national defense information through “gross negligence.”
  • Snowden Eviscerates Hillary In Just Two Sentences

    06/02/2016 4:17:39 PM PDT · by Enchante · 82 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 06/02/2016 | CHRISTIAN DATOC
    It only took two sentences for Edward Snowden to eviscerate Hillary Clinton over her use of a private email server Wednesday morning. The former National Intelligence Agency contractor could face decades in prison for breaking laws governing the handling of classified government information, and he expressed confusion on why Hillary Clinton doesn’t share his fate.