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  • Bombshell Revelations about Russia and Obama’s Department of Justice

    10/17/2017 5:28:42 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 38 replies
    Powerline ^ | Oct 17,2017 | John Hinderaker
    As a result, just about everyone was left in the dark about the extent of the corruption and national security threat that the FBI had unearthed. The lack of fanfare left many key players in Washington with no inkling that a major Russian nuclear corruption scheme with serious national security implications had been uncovered. *** Ronald Hosko, who served as the assistant FBI director in charge of criminal cases when the investigation was underway, told The Hill he did not recall ever being briefed about Mikerin’s case by the counterintelligence side of the bureau despite the criminal charges that were...
  • The uses and abuses of hate

    10/17/2017 8:44:26 PM PDT · by ReformationFan
    One News Now ^ | 10-17-17 | Robert Knight
    Falsely accusing opponents with hate is a devilish tool of the anti-Christian crew. Given its prominence in current public discourse, one would think that hate, not love, is a many-splendored thing. The perfectly good word, which oozes out of every media pore, is now so overused that it means next to nothing. Every time you turn around, someone is accused of "hate" merely for expressing disagreement. This is not just a matter of semantics. It's serious. When you cheapen a word, it discourages honest discussion and leads to more confusion and conflict, which is how the devil likes it. We...

    10/17/2017 9:31:48 PM PDT · by bitt · 39 replies
    It has been reported that Samantha Power, while serving as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, requested or initiated a request for more than 260 unmaskings of Americans whose conversations were picked up during surveillance. But today, according to Rep. Trey Gowdy, Power denied making anything close to that number of unmasking requests. Here is what Gowdy told Fox News’ Bret Baier: BAIER: You are also looking, and have talked to the former Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power. We reported that she requested or her officer requested 260 plus efforts to unmask, in other words, get who was...
  • Clintons Should Run Puerto Rico Relief Effort [semi-satire]

    10/15/2017 9:42:17 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 Oct 2017 | John Semmens
    Former presidential candidate and Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean criticized the Trump Administration’s handling of post-hurricane relief efforts for the island of Puerto Rico. While the federal government has delivered massive amounts of supplies to the island it has not been uniformly successful in getting them distributed to those in need. Part of the hang-up has been local politicians laying claim to supplies. Another part has been unions seeking higher pay for transporting the supplies locally. Dean’s proposed solution: “let the Clinton Foundation take over from here. They have the know how and a demonstrated history of success. When...
  • Corruption, Corruption and More Corruption

    10/15/2017 6:54:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | October 15, 2017 | Paul Jacob
    Corruption is closely associated with power, so much so that it is tempting to define it as the abuse of power. A week ago, Jimmie Moore pleaded guilty to filing a false campaign finance report in order to conceal a $90,000 payment he received to drop out of a Pennsylvania congressional race. In other parlance it is called a payoff, as the former Philadelphia judge surely knew. The nearly one-hundred-grand came from the incumbent being challenged: Congressman Bob Brady (D-Pa.). Brady has been serving (himself) in Congress for the last 19 years, representing a slam-dunk Democratic Party district. For even...
  • Batista brothers formally charged for insider trading

    10/14/2017 6:21:16 PM PDT · by ptsal · 7 replies
    WATTAgNet ^ | Oct 11, 2017
    Wesley and Joesley Batista, the brothers who formerly served as CEO and chairman of JBS, respectively, have been formally charged with insider trading and market manipulation. Both had admitted to involvement in a scandal in which they admitted to bribing Brazilian politicians. Both have also been incarcerated for about a month. Federal police three weeks ago formally accused the brothers of insider trading and asked federal prosecutors to file charges against them, which prosecutors did on October 10.
  • Las Vegas Shooting: Hotel Worker Vanishes After Saying Stephen Paddock Didn’t Have Any Bags

    10/14/2017 9:13:21 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 295 replies
    FOX365 ^ | 10/12/17
    The sheriff looking like he was going to have a nervous breakdown yesterday, the 28 year old survivor of the massacre saying that there was more than one shooter found dead, and now this.
  • Nearly 4 in 10 U.S. Adults Now Obese (Update)

    10/13/2017 8:36:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 60 replies
    Medical Xpress ^ | October 13, 2017 | Dennis Thompson
    Almost forty percent adults in the United States are now obese, continuing an ever-expanding epidemic of obesity that's expected to lead to sicker Americans and higher health care costs. Almost four out of 10 adults and 18.5 percent of kids aged 2 to 19 now meet the clinical definition of obesity, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That's up from 30.5 percent of adults and 13.9 percent of children in 1999-2000, the CDC report noted. Public health experts are concerned that the continuing rise in obesity will lead to greater numbers of...
  • U.S. Prosecutor To Investigate Puerto Rican Officials Accused Of Stopping Aid From Reaching People

    10/09/2017 10:30:44 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/09/2017 | Kerry Picket
    U.S. federal prosecutor in Puerto Rico Rosa Emilia Rodriguez announced Sunday her investigation into government officials who allegedly did not deliver hurricane relief aid to the island’s residents. During an interview on WAPA Radio, Rodriguez criticized two officials who failed to deliver needed supplies to their constituents, Metro PR reported. “This morning we received information from a town on the Island where a person close to the municipal administration was asking one of our federal agents that the supplies that were there could not be touched because they were for his mayor,” said Rodríguez, noting that the case is currently...
  • 17 Notorious, on-the-Record Harvey Weinstein Stories (TR)

    10/09/2017 5:16:28 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 44 replies
    Vulture ^ | 5 Oct 2017 | Hunter Harris
    seems like everyone in Hollywood has a story about Harvey Weinstein. On Thursday, the New York Times released a bombshell report detailing the most nefarious allegations: multiple women, including Ashley Judd, accused him of sexual harassment. The women allege that Weinstein’s behavior varied from “appearing nearly or fully naked in front of them, requiring them to be present while he bathed or repeatedly asking for a massage or initiating one himself.” But guess what, tales of his misbehavior aren’t just limited to sexual-harassment allegations! New York once described him as “neither indie hustler nor studio boss, a different beast...
  • Lawyer Says Dems Ordered Falsification of Records [semi-satire]

    10/08/2017 10:27:42 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 Oct 2017 | John Semmens
    Democratic National Committee IT aide Imran Awan has been indicted for bank fraud and is suspected of pilfering computer equipment and selling classified materials to the highest bidders. Aaron Page, one of his lawyers says that his Democratic congressional employers told him to falsify records in order to conceal how they were spending public funds. The alleged falsification scheme entailed bogus invoices showing a expensive equipment incorrectly inventoried at under $500 in value, but with an attached "service plan" to compensate the vendor for the full cost of the item. Later these items frequently disappeared because items listed as under...
  • IRS Gives Contract to Equifax [semi-satire]

    10/07/2017 9:46:32 AM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 Oct 2017 | John Semmens
    Despite a hack of its database that exposed the personal information of 145 million of its customers, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) granted a no-bid $7.5 million contract to Equifax. Under the terms of the contract the company will handle the personal information of millions of taxpayers. Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) called the contract "bad on so many levels. What kind of fool trusts a firm that has just experienced a huge data breach to handle more of the same kind of data? On top of this, the 'no-bid' process evades procurement guidelines calling for competitive bids from multiple firms....
  • Welcome to the Dysfunction of Illinois

    10/07/2017 5:07:47 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 45 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 6, 2017 | Diane Sroka Rickert
    I walked into the Thompson Center on my first day, not knowing what to expect. In many ways, my new workplace was like any other large organization: big building, thousands of people and plenty of broken computers. Except this building is dilapidated, many of the employees are political hires and the computers will never be repaired, ever. The Thompson Center, where I worked, is a near-perfect representation of (Illinois) state government. It is gross, rundown, and nobody cares. Despite the shoddy condition of the state — fiscally and otherwise — there is a disturbing sense of entitlement among some state...
  • Vegas massacre - we are now beyond truth

    10/05/2017 7:34:49 PM PDT · by Treeless Branch · 149 replies
    This very well might be the very point of the government failing to release any evidence of a motive; however, we are now beyond truth. What I mean by that is now - no matter what evidence the government releases, most of the people will simply not believe it. I won't. Even if they say it is Isis or a Democrat or both, I wont believe it. In this day and age, there is simply no reson why the FBI doesn't have a confident understanding of his motive. The government literally has access to every communication in our country. They...
  • Politico Dumps Embarrassing Pile of Corrections on Puerto Rico Article

    10/05/2017 6:24:09 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 19 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 4, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    The corrections paragraph to a Politico story that is so long that it calls the entire article into question. One wonders why Politico even allowed the October 1 story by Puerto Rican freelance journalist Alejandra Rosa to remain since such a large corrections section casts huge aspersions upon the veracity of the rest of her story still remaining. Will there be yet more corrections that will cause the already large corrections section to grow further and eat up the rest of the story? Before we look at Rosa's heavily corrected story about financial pressures on Puerto Rico even before Hurricane...
  • In the absence of police participation- robberies, shootings and homicides soared

    10/04/2017 7:34:22 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    Canada ^ | October 4, 2017 | Mitch Wolfe
    In the absence of police participation- robberies, shootings and homicides have soared in these cities and other similar cities BLM and Liberal Press Bashing of American Cops Lead to Greater Gun Violence Mitch Wolfe October 4, 2017 The latest FBI report on gun violence in American cities, especially in specific liberal Democratic-controlled cities- discloses a very inconvenient truth. The relentless bashing and public criticism of urban cops by the activist BLM (Black Lives Matter), the liberal press+ liberal civic leaders have had the unintended consequence of producing a huge increase in black on black killings in certain visible minority cities....
  • Think Tank Cancels Talk by Chinese Dissident Under Pressure from Beijing

    10/04/2017 7:41:11 AM PDT · by RohanKapoor · 3 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 4, 2017 | Bill Gertz
    A Washington think tank, under pressure from China, on Tuesday canceled the first public meeting for dissident Chinese businessman Guo Wengui—one day before the event was to be held. The Hudson Institute, a conservative-oriented public policy group, sent an email notice stating the widely anticipated session with Guo had been postponed. David Tell, chief spokesman for Hudson, said the event was put off because of improper planning. "The planning just got away form us and we feel bad," he told the Washington Free Beacon. Tell acknowledged the institute has been under pressure from China. The Hudson Institute website was the...
  • ISIS triples down on claims of responsibility for attack, FBI says no evidence of terror connection

    10/02/2017 6:23:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 2, 2017 | John Sexton
    ISIS claimed credit for the attack in Las Vegas Monday, however, an FBI agent involved in the investigation said there is no evidence of a connection to terrorism at this point. NY Times correspondent Rukmini Callimachi says it’s not true that ISIS claims responsibility for every attack, but she has her doubts about the accuracy of this claim: See Also: Pew: Media coverage of Trump through first 60 days vastly more negative than last three presidents (TWEETS-AT-LINK)Rita Katz, Director of SITE Intelligence Group, also has a thread on the ISIS claim. She says ISIS is doubling down on this claim...
  • U.S. lawmakers ask Trump to 'get to work' on Puerto Rico

    10/01/2017 4:53:53 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 69 replies
    October 1, 2017 / 12:53 PM / Updated 43 minutes ago U.S. lawmakers ask Trump to 'get to work' on Puerto Rico Robin Respaut, Gabriel Stargardter AN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers urged President Donald Trump on Sunday to stop sniping at Puerto Ricans and get to work helping them recover from a devastating hurricane, two days before he was to visit the island, where people remained without food, water or power. The Republican president said his government was doing a “great job” to help Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Maria and took a new swipe at critics...
  • Puerto Rico Cop Calls U.S. Radio Station Reporting Corrupt Mayor of San Juan and Request For Help

    10/01/2017 6:29:16 AM PDT · by jiggyboy · 56 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | September 30, 2017 | "sundance"
    A very emotional female police officer from Puerto Rico’s police department in Guaynabo calls in to a U.S. spanish speaking radio station to tell listeners what is going on in Puerto Rico. The police woman is very upset, crying and sobbing often, and shares how the Mayor of San Juan is politicizing the situation and not offering help. The call and video was recorded September 28th, and highlights the corruption within government within Puerto Rico and the Municipal authority of San Juan. --- snip --- Police Caller (cont.): I am embarrassed, as a Boricua to work for Puerto Rico’s police...