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  • Doctors Sending Moms Late-Night Texts & Videos, Protecting Infants From SIDS

    08/19/2017 1:21:27 PM PDT · by azkathy · 6 replies
    American Council on Science and Health ^ | July 26,2017 | Eric Lief
    The equation for the latest way to protect newborns from sudden infant death goes as follows: Technology + Smart, Practical Thinking = Greater Safety Credit doctors and nurses from three university medical schools for developing an ingeniously straightforward method that reinforces essential child care methods for sleep-deprived parents – at a time when they're most prone to overlook them. Specifically, these professionals determined, as stated in a news release announcing the findings, that a "series of educational videos delivered by text or email successfully encouraged new mothers to use safe sleep practices for their babies, reducing the risk of sudden...
  • At Senator Menendez’s Trial, Stakes Are High for Democrats

    08/18/2017 3:10:47 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    NY Times ^ | 8-17-17 | Shane Goldmacher
    When Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey goes on trial on federal corruption charges in less than three weeks, far more than his own fate hinges on the outcome. If Mr. Menendez, a Democrat, is convicted and then expelled from the United States Senate by early January, his replacement would be picked by Gov. Chris Christie, the Republican governor of New Jersey and an ally of President Trump. That scenario — where Mr. Menendez’s interim replacement would more than likely be a Republican — would have immediate and far-reaching implications: The Republicans would be gifted a crucial extra vote just...
  • Virginia State Police: No Weapons Caches Found, Despite Gov. McAuliffe’s Claims

    08/18/2017 9:13:06 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 25 replies
    The Federalist Papers ^ | 8/17/2017 | Seth Connell
    After the horrendous clash between white supremacists and Antifa Communists in Charlottesville, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) claimed that the police did not break up the fight because of the fact that the Neo-Nazis were so heavily armed that separating the groups would have been explosive. During an interview with Black Lives Matter activists DeRay McKesson, McAuliffe stated that the police had found weapons caches around the city, and that intervention would have created an even more violent situation, “They had battering rams and, you know, we had picked up different weapons they had stashed around the city,” McAuliffe told...
  • ‘Lay it on the line’: Judge in tea party case orders IRS to disclose employee names, reasons

    08/17/2017 7:04:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 17, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    A federal judge on Thursday ordered the IRS to name the specific employees the agency blames for targeting tea party groups for intrusive scrutiny and said the government must prove it has ceased the targeting. Judge Reggie B. Walton also said the IRS must explain the reasons for the delays for 38 groups that are part of a lawsuit in the District of Columbia, where they are still looking for a full accounting of their treatment. Judge Walton approved another round of limited discovery in the case and laid out six questions that the IRS must answer, including the employees’...
  • Fourth Public Gig For This NJ Democrat Boosts His Pay to 273K.

    08/17/2017 9:35:54 AM PDT · by Djl3668 · 7 replies
    Star Ledger ^ | McDonald | Terrence
    Harrison Councilman James Doran is one busy man. Doran, 56, holds three public jobs, is an unpaid board member for a Hudson County agency and was sworn in last month as a paid commissioner for the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission. That position comes with a pension -- Doran's third.
  • Natalee Holloway’s dad finds human remains in Aruba

    08/16/2017 2:01:17 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 16, 2017 | 3:06pm | Tamar Lapin
    Authorities discovered human remains behind a house in Aruba, a grisly find that may finally crack the mystery surrounding a young woman’s disappearance 12 years ago. The remains, discovered following a renewed 18-month probe, are being tested to see if they’re a DNA match with Natalee Holloway, the Alabama teenager who went missing while on a graduation trip in 2005, her father, Dave Holloway, and investigator T.J. Ward revealed on “Today” on Wednesday.
  • Soros Group Ramps Up Lobbying Efforts in 2017

    08/16/2017 10:56:00 AM PDT · by Oatka · 19 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | Aug 14, 2017 | Joe Schoffstall
    Soros pushed resources to counter laws described as direct attack on the liberal billionaire. Liberal billionaire George Soros's advocacy arm is ramping up its lobbying efforts this year, disclosure forms show. The deep-pocketed Democratic financier increased lobbying expenditures on a range of foreign issues, including efforts to oppose laws described as a direct attack on his funding of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in his native country of Hungary. The Open Society Policy Center, a D.C.-based nonprofit that focuses on advocacy efforts and is a separate entity from the Soros grant making Open Society Foundations, has spent nearly as much on lobbying...
  • How Does It Fare Up: The Illinois State Fair in Bankrupt Illinois

    08/15/2017 11:07:01 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 19 replies
    Chicago Daily Observer ^ | August 11, 2017 | Jim Ridings
    You can see it at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. Illinois is falling apart and politicians don’t care. The Coliseum, the most popular fair attraction, is closed. I noticed how dirty it was inside. No maintenance, not even a power washing of the dirty concrete. Water leaks from the roof during storms. Last year, there were puddles in the aisles. A steel beam fell last October and the building was closed. The state had from last October until this August to repair it. It remains closed and could be closed for years until lawmakers decide to come up with the money...
  • Is Salomon Melgen Ratting Out Sen. Robert Menendez?

    08/14/2017 3:45:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    NLPC ^ | August 13, 2017 | Peter Flaherty
    Menendez and Melgen in happier times Paul Mulshine of the Newark (NJ) Star-Ledger, the hometown newspaper of Senator Robert Menendez, has penned a column titled, “Will the eye doctor see his way clear to singing on the senator?” It’s about what a judge did in Thursday in Florida. Dr. Salomon Melgen, Menendez’ co-defendant on bribery charges, was supposed to be sentenced for his conviction on separate charges of Medicare fraud. The judge agreed to delay sentencing until after the bribery trial, scheduled for September in New Jersey, suggesting that Melgen may be cooperating with prosecutors and will testify against...
  • SpaceX 9

    08/14/2017 10:58:52 AM PDT · by chopperman · 6 replies
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    I think they may have upped their schedule. Does anyone know the path of spacex9?
  • Judge Bars Defendant from Testifying [semi-satire]

    08/14/2017 9:31:22 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 August 2017 | John Semmens
    U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro barred Eric Parker from mentioning the First Amendment after he took the stand to testify in his own defense in a trial stemming from the 2014 Bunkerville standoff in which ranchers confronted Bureau of Land Management officers in a dispute over grazing rights. "Once a duly authorized law enforcement action is underway the First Amendment guarantees of freedom of assembly and freedom of speech no longer apply," Navarro ruled. "Allowing a jury to hear these words would only serve to undermine the respect for authority that is essential to an orderly enforcement of the decisions...
  • GoDaddy bans neo-Nazi site Daily Stormer for disparaging woman killed at Charlottesville rally

    08/14/2017 7:48:41 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 30 replies
    washington compost ^ | August 14 | Katie Mettler
    After months of criticism that GoDaddy was providing a platform for hate speech, the Web hosting company announced late Sunday that it will no longer house the Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi website that promotes white supremacist and white nationalist ideas. GoDaddy said in a tweet that Daily Stormer had been told it had 24 hours to move its website domain to another provider because it had “violated” the Web host’s “terms of service.” GoDaddy’s announcement was in response to an appeal from a Twitter user who called attention late Sunday to an online post by Daily Stormer founder Andrew Anglin....
  • Venezuelan President’s Son Threatens To Take The White House With Guns If US Takes Military Action

    08/13/2017 6:28:34 PM PDT · by Mafe · 22 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | August 13, 2017 | Sonja Bochow
    Venezuela is a mess. There are lines to get bread and toilet tissue. There are people starving, people who have no electricity or utilities. Many in Venezuela are without basic necessities. Except for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his family, they are living a luxurious life with all they need and all they want. It has always been the case with Socialism, that the elites prosper while their people starve. Because the political and the humanitarian situations are so dire in this once prosperous nation, President Trump has been mulling over his options. Violence is now the hallmark of political...
  • It Was a ‘Brennan Operation’ (even the left knows it)

    08/12/2017 10:20:38 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 40 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 8/11/2017 | GEORGE NEUMAYR
    Even lefty Seymour Hersh agrees that the Russian fable begin in the mind of Obama’s CIA director. One wouldn’t expect Seymour Hersh, a lefty journalist par excellance, to pop the Trump-Russia propaganda balloon Obama’s CIA director John Brennan released last year. But he has. Hersh has been quoted as saying that the collusion claim is a product of “disinformation” — “a Brennan operation,” as he puts it. Hersh says that Trump is not the villain but the victim in this story, and that the press has served as a shameful stenographer for Brennan to smear Trump. It has shown no...
  • Document Dump Casts Doubt on Official Version of Tarmac Meeting [semi-satire]

    08/11/2017 11:51:50 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 9 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 August 2017 | John Semmens
    Documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request cast a long shadow of doubt over the official version of events surrounding the "chance meeting" between former President Bill Clinton and Obama Administration Attorney General Loretta Lynch in June 2016. The official story that the meeting was a random occurrence and that the discussion was an innocent chat about grandchildren and golf was severely damaged by correspondence among Department of Justice personnel. For one, the correspondence was heavily redacted. Redaction is justified when sensitive personal data (like Social Security numbers or home addresses) or classified information might be exposed....
  • ACLJ FOIA Lawsuit Uncovers Obama White House Involved in Clinton-Lynch Meeting Spin...

    08/10/2017 8:49:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 28 replies
    ACLJ.org ^ | 8/8/2017 | Jordan Sekulow
    Our federal lawsuit against the DOJ bureaucracy over the secret meeting between former Attorney General Lynch and former President Clinton has already unearthed documents proving the FBI lied that it had “no” documents, that the media was colluding with the Obama DOJ to bury the story, and that AG Lynch (AKA Elizabeth Carlisle) was using a secret email address to conduct official business. Now we’ve uncovered that the White House was involved. On the afternoon of June 29, 2016, two days after the Clinton-Lynch meeting, senior DOJ officials forwarded an email containing a transcript of AG Lynch’s press availability where...
  • Federal Judge Orders State Department to Search for Clinton’s Benghazi Emails

    08/10/2017 9:55:49 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 28 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 08/10/2017 | Cameron Cawthorne
    Nine months after Hillary Clinton was defeated by Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, a federal judge is ordering the State Department to make another attempt in locating Clinton's missing emails about the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack. U.S. District Court Judge Amit Mehta ruled Tuesday that the State Department did not do enough to "track down messages Clinton may have sent about the assault on the U.S. diplomatic compound on Sept. 11, 2012 — an attack that killed four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya," Politico reported: "In response to Freedom of Information Act requests, State searched the...
  • Rep. Gregory Meeks Has Paid Company Owned by Aide’s Wife Nearly $200K From Campaign Funds

    08/09/2017 8:38:15 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 10 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | August 9, 2017 | Joe Schoffstall
    Democratic Rep. Gregory Meeks (N.Y.) has paid a company that is owned by his chief of staff's wife nearly $200,000 from his campaign funds, Federal Election Commission filings show. Meeks, who was first elected to Congress in 1998, has employed Robert Simmons out of his Jamaica, New York City, office since 2003. Simmons began working with Meeks as a part-time aide before becoming his New York chief of staff in 2008, according to Legistorm. Patsy Simmons, Robert's wife, also works for Rep. Meeks. Patsy is listed as the treasurer of Friends for Gregory Meeks, the congressman's campaign committee. Patsy is...
  • Judge: Democrat Bob Menendez Must Face Corruption Charge in Court

    08/09/2017 8:32:48 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 23 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | August 9, 2017 | Brent Scher
    A last-ditch attempt by Democratic senator Bob Menendez (N.J.) to avoid a federal corruption trial slated to start next month was rejected by a federal judge on Wednesday. Menendez, accused of giving political favors to Florida eye doctor Salomon Melgen in exchange for campaign contributions and gifts, asked that the case against him be dismissed on account of the Supreme Court's 2016 decision to overturn the corruption conviction of former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell (R.). Menendez's attorneys argued that none of the alleged assistance he offered Melgen were "official acts," and therefore, based on the Supreme Court's McDonnell decision, the...
  • State Department Opens Formal Investigation on Hillary Clinton

    08/08/2017 5:34:42 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 60 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 06/21/2017 | Rachel Sutherland
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Cinton's emails are under investigation again. Hillary Clinton and her staffers still have access to sensitive government information, but that could change. The State Department has opened a formal investigation into whether the former Democratic Presidential nominee mishandled classified information when she was Secretary of State. Depending on the outcome of the probe, Clinton and her aides could lose their security clearances. The State Department has not said when its probe began.