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  • Mayor Turner cancels state Republican party's convention

    07/08/2020 8:45:54 PM PDT · by fwdude · 31 replies
    ABC13 ^ | July 8, 2020 | ABC13-Houston
    HOUSTON, Texas -- Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced on Wednesday that the city has canceled its contract with the GOP convention, which was scheduled at the George R. Brown Convention Center on July 16. "Look, these are some very serious times, and the safety of the people attending the convention, the employees, their family members, the people in the city of Houston, have their public health concerns," Turner said. "First responders, police, fire, and municipal workers will all be in contact or in close proximity to this indoor gathering. Simply, the public health concerns outweighed anything else."
  • Judicial Watch: "Biden has a China problem. His son got a sweetheart deal from the Chinese Communists"

    07/07/2020 6:50:36 PM PDT · by RandFan · 26 replies
    Twitter ^ | July 7 | Judicial Watch
    @JudicialWatch “#JoeBiden has a China problem. His son got a sweetheart deal from the Chinese communists. It will be held over Biden throughout his campaign and beyond," Click Excerpt link for Video..
  • BREAKING: The United States Has Officially Withdrawn From The World Health Organization

    07/07/2020 11:27:16 AM PDT · by blueyon · 105 replies
    twitter @Breaking911 ^ | 7/07/20 | Breaking911
    BREAKING: The United States Has Officially Withdrawn From The World Health Organization
  • $1.2 million bail for driver that hit 2 Seattle protesters

    07/06/2020 6:19:33 PM PDT · by Libloather · 46 replies
    7/06/20
    Link only - https://www.denverpost.com/2020/07/06/dawit-kelete-bail-driving-into-seattle-protesters/
  • Judge deals blow to owners of gym that defied governor’s lockdown orders

    07/06/2020 8:11:21 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 17 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 6/20/2020 | Chris Sheldon
    The owners of gym that made national headlines after it opened in defiance of Gov. Phil Murphy COVID-19 lockdown were dealt a blow in their legal fight to convince the courts that shuttering their place of business was unconstitutional. In a decision reached during hearing held over Zoom Friday, U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler denied the request of the owners of Atilis Gym of Bellmawr to open via a temporary restraining order as they continued litigation with the state. In a federal lawsuit filed last month, attorneys for the gym claimed Gov. Phil Murphy “arbitrarily” deemed some businesses essential...
  • Records show Hunter Biden still controls 10% stake in Chinese firm despite leaving its board (say wha...?)

    07/06/2020 6:44:25 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/06/20 | Jerry Dunleavy
    Documents show Hunter Biden still controls a stake in a Chinese investment firm despite his promise to resign from the company’s board and a pledge from his father Joe Biden that no one in the family will have foreign business entanglements if he is elected in November. The troubled son of Joe Biden, a former vice president who is now the presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee, holds a 10% equity stake in the Chinese government-linked Bohai Harvest RST (Shanghai) Equity Investment Fund Management Company, according to Chinese business records first reported by the Daily Caller. Through his lawyer, Hunter had...
  • Federal Judge Orders Epstein Victim’s Lawyers to Destroy Court Docs Related to Ghislaine Maxwell

    07/02/2020 10:36:49 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    bigleaguepolitics.com ^ | Published 15 hours ago on Jul 1, 2020 | By Shane Trejo
    A federal judge has ordered the attorneys of Jeffrey Epstein victim Virginia Giuffre to destroy documents related to Ghislaine Maxwell, an Epstein confidant who has been frequently named as his former collaborator in child sex trafficking. Senior U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska made the determination in lawsuits Giuffre and her attorneys, Cooper and Kirk, have filed against Maxwell and former Epstein attorney Alan Dershowitz. Preska rejected Dershowitz’s attempt to change a protective order to receive documents for his defense in the defamation case while ordering Giuffre’s attorneys to destroy documents from a previously-settled case involving Maxwell. Preska wrote in her...
  • Virginia Guiffre’s Lawyers Must Destroy Epstein Files, Judge Rules

    07/05/2020 7:25:07 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/02/20 | Mary Margaret Olohan
    A federal judge ruled Wednesday that attorneys for convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s accuser Virginia Guiffre must destroy certain Epstein files that were improperly obtained.The ruling came after attorney Alan Dershowitz requested access to the documents, Newsweek reports.  Dershowitz said the documents would be an asset to his defense in his 2019 defamation case against Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre, who said Dershowitz was one of the men with whom Epstein forced her to have sex.“The Court is not convinced that the production of the [Ghislaine] Maxwell materials to Mr. Dershowitz would even vindicate those important objectives beyond making life easier for Mr. Dershowitz,” Senior...
  • Joe Biden: I support abortion ‘under any circumstance

    07/05/2020 5:23:43 AM PDT · by blueyon · 46 replies
    lifesite ^ | July 1, 2020 | Martin Bürger
    Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has affirmed his support of abortion “under any circumstance.” In the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a Louisiana law requiring basic medical precautions in the event of abortion complications, he said, “Republicans in state legislatures will stop at nothing to get rid of Roe — and we have to be just as strong in our defense of it.” According to the former vice president, Republicans “are trying to get these laws appealed to the Supreme Court in the hope that Trump’s justices will vote to overturn Roe v. Wade. It’s wrong....
  • Duckworth to Block Promotions for 1,123 Military Officers Unless Esper Promotes Vindman

    07/03/2020 10:07:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 50 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/2/2020 | Kristina Wong
    Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) announced Thursday that she would block the promotions of 1,123 senior military officers until Defense Secretary Mark Esper promises that he will promote Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who is believed to have communicated with the “whistleblower” that sparked Trump’s impeachment. Her office called the move “unprecedented” but said it came in response to reports of “political interference in military matters” by Trump — the commander in chief.
  • Report: Black Lives Matter activists are funneling donations to their own companies

    07/03/2020 8:11:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 7/1/2020 | Erin Coates
    Left-wing activist Shaun(talcum X) King has become a vocal proponent for the Black Lives Matter movement, but a recent report calls into question where the money raised by his political action committee has gone. King founded the Real Justice PAC in 2017 with the goal of electing "reform-minded prosecutors" who are committed to fighting "structural racism" and defending communities from "abuse by state power," according to the PAC's website. The Washington Free Beacon reviewed the PAC's finances and found that over the past 15 months, a quarter of the money the Real Justice PAC brought in was funneled back to...
  • Judge Rules Virginia Giuffre's Lawyers Must 'Destroy' Jeffrey Epstein Files

    07/02/2020 10:32:20 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 27 replies
    Attorneys for Virginia Giuffre, who publicly accused Jeffrey Epstein of sex trafficking, must destroy files they obtained on Epstein after a Wednesday ruling by a federal judge. Epstein was arrested in July 2019 on charges of sex trafficking and conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking. Allegedly, Epstein procured women to have sexual relations with high-profile individuals, such as Prince Andrew. Information about Epstein, culled from a 2015 civil suit filed against Epstein by Giuffre, allegedly contained the names of individuals with whom Epstein had conducted business. Senior U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska ruled Wednesday that Giuffre's lawyers had come into...
  • Judge Orders Virginia Giuffre’s Lawyers to ‘Destroy’ Their Jeffrey Epstein Files, Bars Dershowitz from Accessing Them

    07/02/2020 5:42:31 PM PDT · by blueyon · 26 replies
    Law & Crime ^ | 07/01/20 | Colin Kalmbacher
    A federal court in New York City has moved to further restrict access to long-sought-after secret files in the Jeffrey Epstein saga. In a Wednesday order, Senior U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska determined that attorneys for Epstein survivor Virginia Roberts Giuffre had improperly gained access to many of those highly-prized documents. Preska determined that certain discovery materials covered by a years-old protective order “are not properly in possession” of Giuffre’s current legal team and “thus must be destroyed.” That means that they can’t have copies of the documents in question; it does not mean that all copies of the documents...
  • Senate Democrats Now Say They’ll End the Filibuster if Joe Biden Wins

    07/02/2020 2:54:00 AM PDT · by fwdude · 29 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 1, 2020 | Jordan Davidson
    As the November elections near, many Democratic senators are becoming increasingly vocal about employing the “nuclear option,” a simple majority overrule, to remove the filibuster. According to The Hill, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) began to recirculate discussions with his Democrat colleagues about abolishing the filibuster as Joe Biden’s poll numbers rose. “I am talking with everyone in the caucus about how to make the Senate work and restore it as a legislative body,” he said.
  • Mystery of $2 Billion of loans backed by fake gold in China; More than a dozen Chinese financial institutions loaned billions to Wuhan Kingold Jewelry with pure gold as collateral and insurance policies to cover any losses.

    06/29/2020 10:07:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Nikkei Asian Review ^ | 06/29/2020 | WU YUJIAN, WU HONGYURAN, BAI YUJIE and HAN WEI, Caixin
    More than a dozen Chinese financial institutions, mainly trust companies, loaned 20 billion yuan ($2.8 billion) over the past five years to Wuhan Kingold Jewelry Inc. with pure gold as collateral and insurance policies to cover any losses. Kingold is the largest privately owned gold processor in central China's Hubei province. Its shares are listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange in New York. The company is led by Chairman Jia Zhihong, an intimidating ex-military man who is the controlling shareholder. What could go wrong? Well, plenty, as at least some of 83 tons of gold bars used as collateral turned...
  • Editorial: How L.A. City Hall enabled Jose Huizar’s alleged corruption

    06/27/2020 7:31:08 AM PDT · by BlackAdderess · 5 replies
    The L.A. Times ^ | Editorial Board
    The other shoe finally dropped at Los Angeles City Hall on Tuesday, as federal agents brought long-awaited corruption charges against Councilman Jose Huizar — the second current or former member of the City Council to be accused of taking bribes from businessmen trying to buy special treatment.
  • The death of Fugitive Iranian Judge in Romania and its link to corruption

    06/27/2020 12:26:18 AM PDT · by hassan.mahmoud · 1 replies
    June 27,2020 | Hassan.Mahmoudi
    By: Hassan Mahmoudi State corruption in Iran has spread its paws among various governmental organizations as well as those affiliated with the ruling elite in the aftermath of the 1979 revolution. According to the International Transparency Organization's report of 2020, the Islamic Republic of Iran ranks 146 among 180 countries when it comes to financial corruption, falling eight ranks in comparison with last year's ranking. But in a blatant act in June 2018, Iran's supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, denied institutionalized corruption in his regime while addressing some students: "I am fully informed that corruption is neither vast nor systematic in...
  • Hunter Biden's Ukraine firm landed deal with USAID program while under corruption investigation

    06/26/2020 2:38:42 PM PDT · by blueyon · 19 replies
    justthenews.com ^ | 06/26/20 | By Daniel Payne and John Solomon
    Just a few months after Hunter Biden joined the board of Burisma Holdings, the Ukrainian gas company landed a deal with an Obama administration renewable energy program that had been championed by one of his father's key vice presidential advisers, newly released State Department memos show. The Memorandum of Understanding between Burisma and USAID's Municipal Energy Reform Project in Ukraine (MERP) was signed in October 2014, according to a copy of the agreement obtained by Just the News under the Freedom of Information Act. At that time, Burisma was under very public investigations by both the British government and the...
  • N.Y.C. Hired 3,000 Workers for Contact Tracing. It’s Off to a Slow Start.

    06/21/2020 7:11:19 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 31 replies
    NYT ^ | 6-21-20 | Sharon Otterman
    New York City’s ambitious contact-tracing program, a crucial initiative in the effort to curb the coronavirus, has gotten off to a worrisome start just as the city’s reopening enters a new phase on Monday, with outdoor dining, in-store shopping and office work resuming. The city has hired 3,000 disease detectives and case monitors, who are supposed to identify anyone who has come into contact with the hundreds of people who are still testing positive for the virus in the city every day. But the first statistics from the program, which began on June 1, indicate that tracers are often unable...
  • Covid-19 Is the Vehicle Democrats Are Using To Hide Their Corruption and Conduct A Coup Against Our President.

    06/21/2020 4:01:15 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 27 replies
    6/21/2020 | vanity
    The Democrat, MSM and Republican traitors undermining our country have used Covid-19 in their bid to unseat our duly elected president.Our enemies are desperate so Covid-19 is their Swiss-Army knife of strategies:Lockdown(s) to destroy the economic gains President Trump achievedLockdown(s) to destroy jobs and unemployment reductions President Trump achievedLockdown(s) to stop the obvious defection of Dems choosing which rally to attend, the one being held by half-a-brain Biden  or the one held by President Trump.Lockdowns(s) to close churches [isolate people from their communities and sources of strength; undermine them to cultivate hopelessness and fear]Lockdown(s) to increase the death toll. Democratic...