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  • New York Magazine - Impeach Clarence Thomas

    02/19/2018 9:26:08 AM PST · by cowpoke · 1 replies
    new york magazine ^ | 2/18/2018 | jill abramson
    the cover story in the current issue of New York magazine is by former NY Times editor Jill Abramson and presents their case for impeaching Thomas. A search didn't find anything on this here. Appears he is the next target.
  • Sessions Confirms Justice Probe of FBI’s FISA Warrant Application

    02/19/2018 9:24:27 AM PST · by MaxistheBest · 2 replies
    Lifezette/Polizette ^ | 02/19/2018 | Mark Tapscott
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions confirmed Sunday that the Department of Justice is investigating whether the FBI disclosed all relevant facts to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court in seeking a warrant to spy on a 2016 Trump campaign volunteer. “Let me tell you, every FISA warrant based on facts submitted to that court have to be accurate,” Sessions replied when asked by Fox News “Sunday Morning Futures” host Maria Bartiromo about the controversial FISA warrant application. “That will be investigated and looked at, and we are not going to participate as a Department of Justice in providing anything less...
  • Hogg Attacks ‘Disgusting’ Weekend Tweetstorm: ‘My Father is a Retired FBI Agent’

    02/19/2018 9:15:39 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 22 replies
    Mediaite ^ | February 19, 2018 | Rachel Dicker
    CNN’s Alisyn Camerota spoke with school shooting survivors-turned-activists David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez about their thoughts about the government’s reaction to the Parkland shooting, and they were not having any of it. After Camerota pointed out President Donald Trump‘s weekend tweetstorm insisting that FBI negligence over a tip about shooter Nikolas Cruz was due to an organization-wide obsession with proving the – in the president’s mind – specious notion that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia, Hogg went full throttle on the commander-in-chief. “I think it’s disgusting,” Hogg said. “My father is a retired FBI agent and the FBI are...
  • Too Funny: Mueller Patched Together Much of His ‘Muh Russia’ Indictment from Old News Articles…

    02/19/2018 8:38:28 AM PST · by mojito · 33 replies
    A large number of people who read the Mueller 13-person Russian Indictment released on Friday noted a transparent lack of actual substance. Today the absence of substance turns toward the hilarious. Much like the heavily touted sketchy 2017 Joint Analysis Report (the infamous “14 U.S. intelligence agencies report“) was really only three political intel agencies, FBI (Comey), CIA (Brennan) and ODNI (Clapper), Friday’s Russian indictment had a lot of pages and citations but in the aggregate was an assembly of nothing-burger reporting of various insignificant social media events. Today the absurdity of the report becomes even more laughable. As Gateway...
  • California seeking to fine employers for complying with ICE

    02/19/2018 8:23:40 AM PST · by ptsal · 51 replies
    CalCoastNews ^ | 02-15-2018 | staff
    In the aftermath of the passage of legislation aimed at limiting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids in California, the state has released rules employers must follow or risk fines of up to $10,000 per offense. The Immigrant Worker Protection Act prohibits employers from voluntarily granting ICE agents access to private areas of worksites or to employee records. If ICE agents have a judicial warrant or subpoena for the records, however, the state law allows employers to grant them access, according to guidelines released by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra. Under the new state law, employers must also notify employees...
  • ‘Obama Must Come Clean On His Connection To Clinton Funded Dossier’

    02/19/2018 8:10:39 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 26 replies
    citizenfreepress.com ^ | 2/14/18 | Judicial Watch
    Short Tom Fitton interview with OAN News on the second dossier, and roles played by Cody Shearer, Sidney Blumenthal, John Brennan and ultimately Obama. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwJLZjHMjDg&feature=youtu.be
  • 5 killed, 21 wounded in President’s Day weekend shootings across Chicago

    02/19/2018 6:45:40 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    Five men were killed and at least 21 other people have been wounded in President’s Day weekend shootings across Chicago. The most recent fatal shooting happened Monday morning in the Grand Crossing neighborhood on the Far South Side. A 32-year-old man was killed when he was shot in the head and neck in a drive-by shooting about 2:10 a.m. in the n the 7400 block of South Stony...
  • Parkland Survivors: We’ll be There for Re-opening “Unless We have Interviews”

    02/19/2018 5:01:48 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 80 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The Parkland school shooting has made media stars out of at least two of the survivors, students Emma Gonzalez and David Hogg. Both are advocates of additional gun control laws, and have been extremely critical of President Trump. That is surely their right, as it is also their right to take this moment of national attention to promote their views. But is interesting to note how the pair have become so media-savvy, and are emphasizing media exposure over other priorities. On CNN this morning, asked whether they would be there when Parkland re-opened, Gonzalez said: “As soon as we can,...
  • Air Force Academy apologizes for 'microaggressions' after making Michael Jordan reference in email

    02/18/2018 10:14:09 PM PST · by Enchante · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 17, 2018 | Katie Leach
    A top official at the Air Force Academy apologized for “microaggressions” that appeared in a school-wide email on haircut standards amid backlash to a reference to NBA great Michael Jordan. Cadets received the email on Wednesday from Master Sgt. Zachary Parish commenting on haircuts that did not meet the Academy’s standards and cast a “negative impression” on the “cadet population and armed service members at large.” Parish went on draw a comparison to Jordan. "He was never seen with a gaudy chain around his neck, his pants below his waistline, or with a backwards baseball hat on during public appearances,"...
  • Maria Bartiromo Interviews Jeff Sessions - Uncertain answers ....Bill Still not convinced

    02/18/2018 8:53:09 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 52 replies
    Youtube ^ | Published on Feb 18, 2018 | The Still Report
    Synopsis: After watching this interview this morning, my faith in Sessions is somewhat restored. However, there are some things that I have questions about. Mr. Attorney General, this doesn't sound good. "Will be…." Implies the future tense. Is there no current investigation on this matter? You have to know who the perpetrators were already. Why has not the FISA court judge called them before her to explain the matter? Or has she? We, in the public, don't know. Yes, I know the FISA court is the most secret of court processes in the United States, but that was before they...
  • Joe Digenova: Rosenstein’s Press Conference|Judge Sullivan|Improper Conduct in General Flynn Case

    02/18/2018 8:05:30 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies
    Youtube -Audio ^ | Published on Feb 17, 2018 | Reasonable Insanity
    So what is next for the Special Prosecutorr? Joe comments on that and the FBI 302 and what happened there.
  • Florida shooting: Gun control advocates rush to distort the truth about what happened in Parkland

    02/18/2018 7:52:50 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 16, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Gun control advocates are only too sure that they occupy the moral high ground. In the aftermath of the Parkland, Florida high school shooting that left 17 dead, they are accusing their opponents of having “blood on their hands.” It’s no longer just activists such as Chelsea Handler who are spewing such vitriol. Even mainstream liberals such as political scientist Norm Ornstein use the phrase.
  • John Lott on Sean Hannity’s Radio Show to discuss the useless gun control proposals

    02/18/2018 7:49:08 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 6 replies
    Dr. John Lott appeared on the Sean Hannity Radio Show to discuss the useless policies put forward by gun control advocates and what policies might really work.
  • In anti-gun fever, media misses some crucial facts

    02/18/2018 7:46:35 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 18, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Gun control advocates often bank on scaring people into supporting their agenda. That’s how they’re fighting a “reciprocity” bill that requires concealed handgun permits to be honored in all 50 states — just like driver’s licenses. The scaremongering was on full display last Sunday, in CBS News’ “60 Minutes” lead segment by Steve Kroft on the dangers of concealed carry.
  • Donald Trump: FBI Missed Florida Shooter Because of Wasting Time on Russia Investigation

    02/18/2018 7:38:27 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Feb 2018 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    President Donald Trump expressed disappointment that the FBI failed to stop the Florida shooter, despite being informed about his dangerous behavior. “Very sad that the FBI missed all of the many signals sent out by the Florida school shooter,” he wrote. “This is not acceptable.” Trump argued that the FBI was wasting too much time investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election, and whether or not his campaign colluded with the Russians. “They are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign – there is no collusion,” he wrote. “Get back to the basics...
  • Florida school shooting: Students to march on Washington

    02/18/2018 6:23:56 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 121 replies
    BBC News ^ | 18th February 2018 | BBC News
    Young survivors of Wednesday's school shooting in Florida have announced a national march on Washington to demand political action on gun control. Student organisers told US media that they were determined to make Wednesday's shooting a turning point in the national gun debate. The attack, which left 17 students and staff members dead, was the deadliest US school shooting since 2012. Yesterday protestors chanted "shame on you" to US lawmakers and the president. Mr Trump said last year he would "never" infringe on the right to keep arms - a long-running and contested debate within the US. In his first...
  • Australia MP George Christensen criticised over gun photo

    02/18/2018 6:20:31 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 2 replies
    BBC News ^ | 19th February 2018 | BBC News
    An Australian MP has drawn criticism for posting a photo online that showed him aiming a gun and asking: "Do you feel lucky, greenie punks?" George Christensen, a government MP, put the photo on Facebook on Saturday. The Greens party said the conservative MP's post was "disgraceful", noting it came in the same week that 17 people died in a US school shooting. Police said they would consider whether an investigation was warranted. The MP defended his post as "a joke". Mr Christensen said the post was a "tongue-in-cheek" reference to a famous line from the 1971 film Dirty Harry,...
  • 'There were immediate red flags:' Sacramento flight agent says she saved 2 girls from trafficking

    02/18/2018 5:35:02 PM PST · by thecodont · 43 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Updated 4:18 pm, Sunday, February 18, 2018 | By Alix Martichoux, SFGATE
    When two teenage girls tried to check in for a flight from Sacramento to New York, American Airlines customer service agent Denice Miracle noticed something wasn't right. "There were immediate red flags: There was no adult with them; they had no identification; the tickets were one-way and multi-leg; they were booked in First Class; and the credit card used to reserve their seats was in neither of their names. In fact, it was flagged as fraudulent," a press release from American Airlines reads. The girls were 15 and 17 when they tried to check in for the flight last summer,...
  • Russian journalist who helped uncover election interference is confounded by the indictments

    02/18/2018 5:08:07 PM PST · by Enterprise · 32 replies
    https://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | February 18 2018 | Adam Taylor
    "The other staff mentioned are very incidental. I mean, it seems like they put down all the names they could get. Some were people who worked there in 2014 — but most of these guys didn’t work for the troll factory for a long time. They didn’t even work there during the elections."
  • Boardman: Politicians Have Lost Their Minds Over Guns

    02/18/2018 4:37:27 PM PST · by cyclotic · 23 replies
    The Dagger ^ | 2/18/2018 | Krist Boardman
    This is as close as it gets for me right now. My son Alex is a captain in the Fort Lauderdale. FL fire department. He does not have any school age children yet. But a couple of his first responder friends in the fire company were attending the school which was the latest target of a mass shooting in Broward County where 17 children were needlessly murdered. His friends’ children were not shot but some of their friends were. Yet none of us has to know anyone who was so slain to grieve for these lost children. I didn’t know...