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  • If Chicago doesn't fix the horrible "carnage" going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings

    01/24/2017 6:42:00 PM PST · by SMGFan · 21 replies
    If Chicago doesn't fix the horrible "carnage" going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I will send in the Feds!
  • President Trump Says Is Open To Using Feds to Fix Chicago Violence

    01/24/2017 6:32:50 PM PST · by drewh · 42 replies
    Twitter ^ | 6 minutes ago | POTUS
    Donald J. Trump ‏@realDonaldTrump 1m1 minute ago More If Chicago doesn't fix the horrible "carnage" going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I will send in the Feds!
  • Badlands National Park Twitter account goes rogue, starts tweeting scientific facts

    01/24/2017 6:23:36 PM PST · by SMGFan · 23 replies
    CBS ^ | January 24, 2017
    Just days after The National Park Service (NPS) was forced to shut down its Twitter activity over two retweets the Department of the Interior deemed inconsistent with the agency’s mission, the Twitter account for Badlands National Park in South Dakota seems to have gone rogue, tweeting numerous scientific facts about climate change that have since been deleted. The first tweet about climate science came at 11:40 a.m. local time Tuesday. It said: “The pre-industrial concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere was 280 parts per million (ppm). As of December 2016, 404.93 ppm.”
  • Trump clamps down on federal agencies

    01/24/2017 5:32:05 PM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 24, 2017 | Jordan Fabian
    The Trump administration is clamping down on public communications by agencies as it seeks to assert control over the federal bureaucracy. New restrictions on social media use and interaction with press and lawmakers at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the departments of Commerce, Health and Human Services, Agriculture and the Interior have sparked concerns of a President Trump-backed effort to silence dissenting views. The Trump administration’s newly imposed communications rules vary at different agencies. At the EPA, staffers were ordered to stop issuing press releases, blog updates and social media posts, according to a memo to employees. The Agriculture...
  • Trump Is Said to Keep James Comey as F.B.I. Director

    01/24/2017 5:28:29 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 35 replies
    New York Tomes ^ | January 23, 2017 | MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and ADAM GOLDMAN
    WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, told his top agents from around the country that he had been asked by President Trump to stay on the job running the federal government’s top law enforcement agency, according to people familiar with the matter.
  • Undocumented immigrant rights activist loses her battle to avoid being deported

    01/24/2017 4:43:25 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 100 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan 24, 2017 | Michael E. Miller
    An immigration rights activist whose own undocumented status was exposed by a drunken-driving arrest has lost her six-month legal battle to remain in the country. Wendy Uruchi Contreras, a Virginia organizer for the immigrant rights group CASA, is scheduled to be deported to Spain this week after last-ditch appeals were denied by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials, according to her husband, Giovani Jimenez. “We are devastated,” said Jimenez, who lives in Fredericksburg, Va., with their American-born children, Alex, 13, and Lucia, 7. “My children are crying, but we know there’s nothing more we can do.”
  • ANTIFASCHISTISCHE AKTION - in panic because their rioting may get them 10 years in jail

    01/24/2017 3:54:45 PM PST · by doug from upland · 127 replies
    Twitter ^ | 1-24-17 | some whacked out radical freak
    The link on Twitter has the full version. Here is the redacted one:
  • Days Into Trump Admin, Corrupt Employees Are Already Being Fired At The VA

    01/24/2017 3:46:11 PM PST · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 24, 2017 | Luke Rosiak
    Days into Donald Trump’s administration, heads are finally beginning to roll at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Two notoriously corrupt employees in Puerto Rico were fired this week, indicating that more may be on the way.
  • Thousands raised to identify alt-right founder’s assailant at Trump inauguration

    01/24/2017 2:53:29 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/24/17 | Andrew Blake
    An online effort to identify the masked person who punched alt-right founder Richard Spencer during President Donald Trump’s inauguration has amassed thousands of dollars in the days since the videotaped assault went viral.
  • ‘I’m so proud of myself. I stabbed her like 20 times’ Teenage girl’s diary leads to 15-yr sentence

    01/24/2017 2:50:20 PM PST · by simpson96 · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/24/2017 | Travis M. Andrews
    “I stabbed an innocent woman to death earlier today. … It was absolutely fantastic. Murder gives me a high unlike any other. It feels like this crisp unreality, flashing and sparkling, adrenaline and shock.” While these lines might sound like the demented writings of John Wayne Gacy or perhaps Charles Manson, they actually appeared in what police said was a diary kept by a teenage girl named Pearl Moen, 18. She was mistaken about one thing, though — the woman she stabbed did not die. On Friday, Moen pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 15 years in prison for attempted...
  • Key witness in Swallow case claims Greg Hughes, Harry Reid met in his S. California office

    01/24/2017 2:09:55 PM PST · by LiberalismDestroys · 6 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Jan. 24, 2017 3:00 p.m. | Dennis Romboy
    A convicted felon and key prosecution witness in the criminal case against former Utah Attorney General John Swallow threw out some big names in state and national politics during a court hearing Tuesday. And Swallow’s one-time co-defendant who prosecutors still consider a “co-conspirator,” former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff, made an unexpected appearance in the courtroom. Marc Jenson testified at an evidentiary hearing that Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes, R-Draper, and then U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, attended a “secret” meeting involving the Utah Transit Authority in his Southern California office in 2009. Hughes was a legislator but...
  • Do Illegal Votes Decide Elections?

    01/24/2017 1:20:06 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 54 replies
    Heritage.org ^ | Dec 15, 2016 | By Hans A. von Spakovsky and John Fund
    Donald Trump’s claim that illegal voting may have cost him a popular-vote majority has touched off outrage. Widespread voter fraud, the media consensus suggests, isn’t possible. But there is a real chance that significant numbers of noncitizens and others are indeed voting illegally, perhaps enough to make up the margin in some elections. There’s no way of knowing for sure. The voter-registration process in almost all states runs on the honor system. The Obama administration has done everything it can to keep the status quo in place. The Obama Justice Department has refused to file a single lawsuit to enforce...
  • A Vatican-Democratic Party Alliance? (Catholics Ask Trump Administration to Investigate)

    01/24/2017 1:16:08 PM PST · by nanetteclaret · 20 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | January 22, 2017 | The Remnant Newspaper
    Dear President Trump: ... your tenacity in pushing back against many of the most harmful recent trends has been most inspiring. We all look forward to seeing a continued reversal of the collectivist trends of recent decades.  Reversing recent collectivist trends will, by necessity, require a reversal of many of the actions taken by the previous administration.  Among those actions we believe that there is one that remains cloaked in secrecy.  Specifically, we have reason to believe that a Vatican “regime change” was engineered by the Obama administration. ... we believe it to be the responsibility of loyal and informed...
  • Russia is targeting French, Dutch and German elections with fake news, EU task force warns

    01/24/2017 12:08:42 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 44 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | January 24, 2017 | Justin Huggler, Roland Oliphant
    Russia is seeking to influence the outcome of several key elections in European countries this year with fake news, a special task force set up by the European Union has warned. The EU is reportedly allocating more funds to its East StratCom task force to counter the disinformation, amid fears Russia will target elections in France, Germany and the Netherlands “There is an enormous, far-reaching, at least partly organized, disinformation campaign against the EU, its politicians and its principles,” a source close to the task force told Germany’s Spiegel magazine.
  • White House doubles down on Trump's voter fraud claim

    01/24/2017 1:14:38 PM PST · by SMGFan · 40 replies
    MSN AP ^ | January 24, 2017
    The White House on Tuesday stuck firmly to President Donald Trump's claim that millions of people voted illegally in the November election, but provided no evidence to back up his assertion. Trump spokesman Sean Spicer said the president "does believe" that he lost the popular vote to Democrat Hillary Clinton only because of widespread illegal ballots. "He believes what he believes, based on the information he was provided," Spicer said. But he would not detail what information he was referring to, citing only a 2008 study that called for updating voter rolls but did not conclude there has been pervasive...
  • YOU WILL TEACH YOUR CHILDREN THE WORD ABORTION

    01/24/2017 12:19:58 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 14 replies
    Becky Thompson ^ | 1/24/2017
    We will all teach our children the word abortion someday. But what will we say about it? The conversation happened in the car. I can’t remember exactly why the abortion doctor’s name was mentioned… I think it had something to do with an article my husband and I had read in the news… but our curious children in the backseat wanted to know more. “What are you guys talking about?” “Did you say someone was bad?” “Why are they bad? What did they do?” I had thought they weren’t listening. I was wrong. They don’t miss a thing. Our kids...
  • No, President Trump Does Not Need To Take Immediate Action on DACA – Here’s Why…

    01/24/2017 12:00:10 PM PST · by RedWulf · 52 replies
    There are multiple voices raising concern about President Trump not taking immediate Executive Action to reverse former President Obama’s DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program. To those voices this message is intended. trump-portraitillegal aliens major Now is not the time to address DACA. The UniParty and the UniParty friendly media are trying to bait President Trump into jumping into a politically charged issue they will use to slow, if not destroy, the larger agenda. There are two Obama executive action constructs, DACA and DAPA. ♦ Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), also known as “The Dreamers” executive order which...
  • Police: Man Stabs To Death 70-Year-Old Grandmother During Argument

    01/24/2017 10:36:43 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 19 replies
    CBS Phiily ^ | 1/23/2017
    A man has been charged with murder after police say he stabbed his 70-year-old grandmother to death during an argument. Derrick Dabney, 29, was arrested and charged with murder in the stabbing death of 70-year-old Geraldine McCoy. The incident happened just after 5:30 p.m. Saturday inside McCoy’s home in the 7900 block of Caesar Place. Police say McCoy was found inside her second floor bedroom, lying face down on her bed with multiple stab wounds to her back and arms. Police say McCoy’s daughter told them she had just arrived at her mother’s home when she saw her son leaving....
  • Police: Man sought in city's 1st murder in almost 100 years

    01/24/2017 10:16:06 AM PST · by BronzePencil · 38 replies
    Killeen Daily Herald ^ | January 23, 2017 | Associated Press
    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A man has been shot dead outside an apartment complex in what police say is the first murder in the nation's smallest capital city in almost a century. An arrest warrant was issued for Jayveon Caballero on a murder charge following the Sunday morning shooting in Montpelier, police said. Police were seeking Caballero in the killing of Markus Austin, whose body was found in the apartment complex's parking lot.
  • New police video shows Bengals' Adam Jones telling cop 'I hope you die tomorrow'

    01/24/2017 9:57:55 AM PST · by Red Badger · 52 replies
    www.cbssports.com ^ | 01-24-2017 | by Will Brinson
    The video released on Monday night is a bad look for the Benagls cornerback In early January, Bengals cornerback Adam Jones was arrested for three misdemeanors and a felony stemming from assault charges. Jones was also accused of kicking and head-butting while being put in a police car. After being released, Jones said he was confused why he was arrested and believed "none of this makes sense." There is a 20-minute video of the incident, and the first three minutes of said video was released by Cincinnati police and posted by Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer, and it...
  • Punching Richard Spencer

    01/24/2017 9:27:17 AM PST · by Lorianne · 30 replies
    American Conservative, the ^ | 23 January 2016 | Rod Dreher
    By now everyone will have heard seen the clip of white nationalist leader Richard Spencer being sucker-punched by a masked left-wing “anti-fascist” activist on the streets of Washington. ___ But his being attacked on the street when he was doing nothing violent, and threatening nobody, is indefensible. Many on the Left are celebrating it. ___ It’s not shocking that there are people in the world who take pleasure in watching people they hate be physically assaulted, even when those people are doing nothing more than peaceably exercising their right to free speech. What is shocking, though, is a mainstream magazine...
  • That big CDC climate change conference… won’t be happening

    01/24/2017 9:24:23 AM PST · by rktman · 31 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 1/24/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Coming up next month in Atlanta is a long anticipated conference on climate change. Government and industry leaders are expected to meet with scientific experts and work on proposals to fight carbon, reduce emissions and minimize health impacts on… wait. What’s that? Oh… never mind. (WaPo)
  • Critics: Trump’s Deputies Break His Cheap-Labor Immigration Promise on Day One

    01/24/2017 9:22:19 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-23-2017 | Neil Munro
    President Donald Trump’s deputies have yet to stop the Department of Homeland Security from printing more of President Obama’s work permits for younger illegals who claim they were brought into the United States when they were younger than 16. This inaction is in violation of one of Trump’s most prominent campaign promises, and it also gives away bargaining power that Trump needs to make the GOP-led Congress implement his popular campaign promises on immigration reform, warns Mark Krikorian, head of the Center for Immigration Studies. “It is an explicit betrayal of a promise he made — Point number five in...
  • Al Gore Dodges a Question About Why His '10 Year' Warning Was an Inconvenient Falsehood

    01/24/2017 9:00:33 AM PST · by rktman · 31 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 1/24/2017 | Nathan Lichtman
    Al Gore had predicted, in his highly disproven Inconvenient Truth, that we had only ten years to figure out the climate change disaster, before the sea levels engulfed the coasts and the temperatures rose so much that we would all face annihilation. That was over ten years ago. So, while at the Sundance Film Festival, Gore was confronted about this "ten year" lie, and he dodged the question. Not only did he dodge it, but he did so while getting into a gas-guzzling SUV in the middle of a snowy winter.
  • California confirms Trump opponent as attorney general

    01/24/2017 7:55:52 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 23, 2017 7:41 PM EST | Sophia Bollag
    In their first official action since Donald Trump became president, California lawmakers on Monday confirmed a new attorney general who has vowed to defend the state’s liberal policies against the Trump administration and a Republican Congress. Xavier Becerra easily cleared the final hurdle to become the state’s top law enforcement official, with a 26-9 vote along party lines in the Democratic-controlled state Senate. Becerra, who represented the Los Angeles area in the U.S. House for more than two decades, became the state’s first Latino attorney general. He replaces Kamala Harris, who was elected to the U.S. Senate in November. Democrats...
  • ‘Murder gives me a high unlike any other’: Teen’s diary leads to 15-year sentence

    01/24/2017 7:15:12 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 24, 2017 | Travis M. Andrews
    "I stabbed an innocent woman to death earlier today . . . It was absolutely fantastic. Murder gives me a high unlike any other. It feels like this crisp unreality, flashing and sparkling, adrenaline and shock." While these lines might sound like the demented writings of John Wayne Gacy or perhaps Charles Manson, they actually appeared in what police said was a diary kept by a teenage girl named Pearl Moen. She was mistaken about one thing, though - the women she stabbed did not die. Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article128380779.html#storylink=cpy
  • Good Samaritan stops ex-con from pushing victim into subway track

    01/24/2017 7:12:23 AM PST · by lowbridge · 2 replies
    Ny daily news ^ | January 23, 2017 | KERRY BURKE, MOLLY CRANE-NEWMAN, ROCCO PARASCANDOLA
    A quick-acting Manhattan lawyer kept an ex-con from pushing a passenger onto a subway platform, then held him until cops came along, officials said. Rajesh Barua, a Manhattan lawyer, grabbed Edward McColley, 55, who has a long history of mental illness, after he shoved the victim at about 4 p.m. Friday at the Park Place station on the 2 and 3 line near City Hall. The train was rolling into the station, with the lead car 10 to 15 yards down the platform, when McColley tried to push the rider. “It was really impulsive,” Barua said. “I just grabbed the...
  • Shootings, homicides in Chicago both higher than start of violent 2016

    01/24/2017 7:04:56 AM PST · by PROCON · 9 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | Jan. 23, 2017 | Megan Crepeau
    <p>Shootings and homicides in Chicago are higher than this time last January, a month that marked the deadliest start to a year in the city in nearly two decades.</p> <p>As of early Monday, at least 228 people had been shot in Chicago so far this year, a 5.5 percent increase from the 216 shot in the same period time last year. There have been at least 42 homicides, up 23.5 percent from the 34 homicides from the same period in 2016.</p>
  • California schools may face cuts amid skyrocketing pension costs

    01/24/2017 7:03:17 AM PST · by george76 · 53 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 23, 2017 | Jill Tucker
    Public schools around California are bracing for a crisis driven by skyrocketing worker pension costs that are expected to force districts to divert billions of dollars from classrooms into retirement accounts, education officials said. The depth of the funding gap became clear to district leaders when they returned from the holiday break: What they contribute to the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, known as CalPERS, will likely double within six years, according to state estimates. CalPERS, a public pension fund with $300 billion in assets that is the country’s largest, manages retirement benefits for 1.8 million current and former city,...
  • Gold Star family members say they were assaulted during inaugural ball festivities

    01/24/2017 7:01:19 AM PST · by Strac6 · 9 replies
    A massive group of violent demonstrators spat on, assaulted and screamed obscenities at a Gold Star widow and sister Friday outside an inaugural ball honoring the military, one of the women told “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday. Amy Looney, who lost her husband Navy SEAL Lt. Brendan Looney in 2010, and Ryan Manion, whose brother Marine First Lt. Travis Manion died in 2007, said they were attacked as they tried to enter the American Legion’s tribute to Medal of Honor recipients at the Veterans Inaugural Ball. “We were pushed by a man in a mask hiding his face,” Manion wrote...
  • A Millennials’ Guide to Angela Davis and Other Stalinists

    01/24/2017 6:17:33 AM PST · by detective · 3 replies
    Frontpage ^ | January 24, 2017 | Lloyd Billingsley
    On Friday, January 20, Donald J. Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States. The next day, the leftist hordes descended on Washington and cranked up the volume. C-SPAN identified one keynote speaker only as Angela Davis, so millenials, GenXers, and even baby boomers should understand what she is all about. “We represent the powerful forces of change that are determined to prevent the dying cultures of racism, hetero-patriarchy from rising again,” Davis said, adding: “history cannot be deleted like web pages.” Davis had a lot to say about the evils of America but did not get...
  • Rochester judge accused of drunk incident: 'You can't (pepper) spray me, I'm a judge'

    01/24/2017 5:30:41 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 32 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse NY ^ | January 24, 2017 at 8:21 AM | Geoff Herbert
    Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio has been accused of another drunken incident after her DWI conviction last year. Marketplace Mall security guard Alan Pimm responded to a complaint of women refusing to leave an employee bathroom at the Papaya Asian Kitchen and Bar in November. "That's when one of the females stated, 'You can't (pepper) spray me, I'm a judge,'" Pimm told police, according to his Nov. 29 deposition. "At that point I could tell she was intoxicated, due to her slurred speech and lack of balance. Pimm, who says he told them to leave while holding a vial...
  • Women's March Attendees Show Themselves to be Fools

    01/24/2017 5:15:20 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 33 replies
    Information Liberation ^ | 1/22/2017 | Chris Menahan
    Rebel Media's Faith Goldy asked protesters at the Women's March in Washington DC if Trump should be impeached for "raping Juanita Broaddrick." All of them said yes. Juanita Broaddrick says she was raped by Bill Clinton, nonetheless, according to these uniformed idiots, Trump should be impeached for the rape and "Broaddrick's claims against Trump" "deserve to be believed." (Watch video at link) This shows these nasty women will believe anything the lying media tells them, be it "Trump's a Russian agent," "Putin hacked our election," or the thousands of other lies they spread daily.
  • 2 walk up to unmarked sheriff's car in DeWitt, open fire as detective sits alone

    01/24/2017 4:08:09 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 28 replies
    Post Standard Syracuse NY ^ | 01.23.17 | Caitlyn O'Toole
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- An Onondaga County sheriff's detective conducting surveillance outside Springfield Garden Apartments in DeWitt was injured Monday night from glass that shattered as two males opened fire on his vehicle, Onondaga County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Jon Seeber said. The on-duty, undercover detective was sitting in his unmarked vehicle in a parking lot on the north side of the apartment complex on Caton Drive at 6:28 p.m. Monday when two "unknown male suspects" approached him and began firing at his vehicle, Seeber said. Glass shattered as bullets from what appeared to be handguns sprayed the police vehicle, police said.
  • Trump Foreign Profits in Violation of Constitution, Suit Claims

    01/24/2017 1:10:44 AM PST · by greeneyes · 55 replies
    ABC News ^ | 1/23/2017 | Brian Ross Matthew Mosk Rhonda Schwartz Randy Kreider Jan 23, 2017, 6:37 PM ET
    Two days after staff at Donald Trump’s Washington hotel dropped balloons and popped champagne corks to salute his inauguration, America’s first billionaire President was put on notice – he is being sued because of profits that the hotel and other businesses earn from foreign governments.
  • Protesters block traffic, only let Hillary voters through

    01/23/2017 11:48:03 PM PST · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    Youtube ^ | January 21, 2017
    Chants of "this is what democracy looks like" in the background. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQ2bVQWyLnI
  • Organizer For DC Women’s March Against Trump Pictured Flashing the ISIS Sign

    01/23/2017 10:06:00 PM PST · by vannrox · 23 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Jan 23rd, 2017 7:57 am | Jim Hoft
    Organizer For DC Women’s March Against Trump Pictured Flashing the ISIS Sign Jim Hoft Jan 23rd, 2017 7:57 am Leave a Comment Guest post by Joe HoftOrganizer of Women’s March Against Trump Pictured Flashing ISIS Sign A picture of one of the organizers for the DC Women’s March is making the rounds on social media.Linda Sansour is seen flashing the ISIS sign.Hundreds of thousands of mostly female protesters participated in a ‘Women’s March’ in D.C. on Saturday. As noted previously, one of the organizers, Linda Sarsour is a Pro-Palestine Muslim activist. She also advocates for Sharia Law in America and...
  • Organizer For DC Women’s March, Linda Sarsour Is Pro Sharia Law with Ties To Hamas

    01/23/2017 9:48:25 PM PST · by vannrox · 6 replies
    Above Top Secret ^ | posted on Jan, 21 2017 @ 09:22 PM | unknown
    So here we have a pro-Islamic Sharia Law lady fighting for Women's rights. Well known activist Linda Sarsour helped organize part of Saturday's massive protests for Women. We all know Islamic governments and religion are pretty hard on women, yet this lady is apparently part of that too? Is this Ironic? Or is there something deeper in this picture? Organizer For DC Women’s March, Linda Sarsour Is Pro Sharia Law with Ties To Hamas Approximately 200,000 people participated in a ‘Women’s March’ in D.C. on Saturday. One of the organizers of the march, Linda Sarsour is a Pro-Palestine Muslim activist....
  • Mike Cernovich Files Lawsuit to Unseal Records in Jeffrey Epstein Pedophile Case

    01/23/2017 9:22:02 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 30 replies
    Mike Cernovich of reader-supported Cernovich Media filed a motion to intervene in Giuffre v. Maxwell, a case involving a sex trafficking victim and an accused sex trafficker. Read: British socialite to face Epstein accuser’s defamation lawsuit. A woman who claimed that New York financier Jeffrey Epstein trafficked her for sex when she was a teenager may pursue a lawsuit accusing British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell of defamation for calling her allegations lies, a U.S. judge ruled. In a decision on Monday night, U.S. District Judge Robert Sweet in Manhattan denied Maxwell’s request to dismiss Virginia Giuffre’s lawsuit. Ghislaine Maxwell filed a...
  • Proposed change in sexual assault statute called 'pedophile protection act'

    01/23/2017 9:18:26 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 16 replies
    CONCORD — A proposal to change state law regarding evidence in sexual assault cases amounts to “nothing more than a pedophile protection act and rapist shield law,” according to Concord Police Detective Sean Ford. But the sponsor of House Bill 106, Rep. William Marsh, R-Wolfeboro, says no one should be charged, let alone convicted, solely on the basis of an alleged victim’s testimony with no other corroboration. The two men took turns at the witness table on Tuesday, as the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee heard nearly four hours of testimony on a bill that would require the...
  • Report: Obama Gave $221 Million to Palestinians in Last Hours

    01/23/2017 8:05:25 PM PST · by Lera · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/23/17 | Joel B. Pollak
    A State Department official and several congressional aides say the outgoing administration formally notified Congress it would spend the money Friday morning, just before Donald Trump became president. More than $227 million in foreign affairs funding was released at the time, including $4 million for climate change programs and $1.25 million for U.N. organizations. At least two GOP lawmakers had placed holds on the Palestinian funds. Congressional holds are generally respected by the executive branch but are not legally binding.
  • Report: Obama Quietly Sent $221 Million To The Palestinian Authority Hours Before Leaving Office

    01/23/2017 7:25:11 PM PST · by blam · 44 replies
    AP- BI ^ | 1-23-2017 | Matthew Lee and Richard Lardner
    Matthew Lee and Richard Lardner, Associated Press January 23, 2017 Officials say the Obama administration in its waning hours defied Republican opposition and quietly released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority. GOP members of Congress had been holding up the money. A State Department official and several congressional aides say the outgoing administration formally notified Congress it would spend the money Friday morning, just before Donald Trump became president. More than $227 million in foreign affairs funding was released at the time, including $4 million for climate change programs and $1.25 million for U.N. organizations.(snip)
  • FBI reviewed Flynn’s calls with Russian ambassador but found nothing illicit

    01/23/2017 7:12:04 PM PST · by Mariner · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 23rd, 2017 | By Ellen Nakashima and Greg Miller
    The FBI in late December reviewed intercepts of communications between the Russian ambassador to the United States and retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn — national security adviser to then-President-elect Trump — but has not found any evidence of wrongdoing or illicit ties to the Russian government, U.S. officials said. The calls were picked up as part of routine electronic surveillance of Russian officials and agents in the United States, which is one of the FBI’s responsibilities, according to the U.S. officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss counterintelligence operations. Nonetheless, the fact that communications by a...
  • Melania Trump Is Fashionable, But She's Unlikely To Become A Fashion Icon Like Michelle Obama

    01/23/2017 6:49:45 PM PST · by vannrox · 258 replies
    forbes ^ | 20JAN17 | Rachelle Bergstein , CONTRIBUTOR
    Today, America gets a new First Lady. She’s beautiful – a former model! – with an impeccable wardrobe and the money to buy all the couture she wants. So why, when President Trump and his family are long out of the White House, and his administration is enshrined in the annals of history, will Michelle Obama – a woman with no connection to the fashion industry before she came into public view – be remembered as the more iconic of the two?It’s simple. Becoming an icon is about more than just a pretty face and an international platform. ------ SNIP ------
  • Donald J. Trump: Immigration

    01/23/2017 6:46:45 PM PST · by Reno89519 · 100 replies
    Donald J. Trump ^ | August 31, 2015 | Donald J. Trump
    Donald J. Trump’s 10 Point Plan to Put America First1. Begin working on an impenetrable physical wall on the southern border, on day one. Mexico will pay for the wall.2. End catch-and-release. Under a Trump administration, anyone who illegally crosses the border will be detained until they are removed out of our country.3. Move criminal aliens out day one, in joint operations with local, state, and federal law enforcement. We will terminate the Obama administration’s deadly, non-enforcement policies that allow thousands of criminal aliens to freely roam our streets.4. End sanctuary cities.5. Immediately terminate President Obama’s two illegal executive amnesties. All immigration laws will be enforced...
  • The Clinton Foundation Is Dead — But The Case Against Hillary Isn't

    01/23/2017 6:22:22 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 27 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 1/19/2017 | staff
    In a tax filing, the Clinton Global Initiative said it's firing 22 staffers and closing its offices, a result of the gusher of foreign money that kept the foundation afloat suddenly drying up after Hillary Clinton failed to win the presidency. It proves what we've said all along: The Clinton Foundation was little more than an influence-peddling scheme to enrich the Clintons, and had little if anything to do with "charity," either overseas or in the U.S. That sound you heard starting in November was checkbooks being snapped shut in offices around the world by people who had hoped their...
  • Connecticut to Cut Funding for 21 Gun Salutes at Veteran Funerals – Too Costly

    01/23/2017 6:06:02 PM PST · by george76 · 30 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Jan 23rd, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    Veterans are furious over a proposed state budget cut that will eliminate the firing detail at veteran funerals. The Connecticut state military said funding for the gun salutes will run out around April. Meanwhile Connecticut state university and colleges, along with Hartford and New Haven, have declared themselves sanctuary cities. And state employees were given fat raises at the end of December. ... they have money to give to illegals but not to give to soldiers to have a proper and decent burial and celebration of their service. ... At a press conference earlier this month, Malloy said of the...
  • Anti-Trump Protestors Spat On Gold Star Family Members Outside American Legion Ball

    01/23/2017 5:43:59 PM PST · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Federalist senior writer Mary Katharine Ham joined Jake Tapper on CNN’s “The Lead” to talk about anti-Trump protestors getting rowdy, attacking, and spitting on Gold Star families attending the American Legion Salute to Heroes Inaugural Gala Friday.Ryan Manion, who lost her brother in Iraq in 2007 and Amy Looney, whose husband died in Afghanistan in 2010, were spat upon by anti-Trump protestors while walking into and leaving the American Legion’s Salute to American Heroes Inaugural Gala Friday night. According to Manion, whose Facebook post on the incident has been shared almost 2,000 times, they were not black-bloc-style rioters but mostly...
  • Burlesque Dancer Fired, Investigated by Secret Service for Trump Assassination Tweet

    01/23/2017 5:29:02 PM PST · by markomalley · 53 replies
    Big Government ^ | 1/23/17 | Katherine Rodriguez
    The Secret Service is investigating a burlesque dancer from Kentucky after she posted a Tweet that said she hoped someone would be “kind enough” to assassinate President Donald Trump.“If someone was cruel enough to assassinate MLK, maybe someone will be kind enough to assassinate Trump,” Heather Lowrey, 26, of Louisville wrote on Twitter.The Secret Service confirmed it interviewed Lowrey and is still investigating the incident, the New York Daily News reported.
  • Woman accused of smearing bananas on cars at Trump’s club

    01/23/2017 5:25:25 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 36 replies
    News Channel 8 [wfla.com] ^ | January 23, 2017, 3:37 pm | AP
    PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) – A woman is being charged with sneaking onto President Donald Trump’s private Mar-a-Lago club shortly before his inauguration and smearing bananas on cars.