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  • Michigan Fugitive John Saatio to Be Extradited Saturday

    06/25/2016 9:09:20 AM PDT · by nickcarraway
    Tico Times ^ | 6/24 | MICHAEL KRUMHOLTZ
    After escaping from authorities on two separate occasions, U.S. fugitive John Wesley Saatio won’t have a third chance to run free in Costa Rica. Costa Rican Security Minister Gustavo Mata announced that Saatio will be extradited Saturday when authorities will put him on a commercial flight out of Juan Santamaría International Airport accompanied by U.S. Marshals. Saatio was recaptured Tuesday in Desamparados, south of San José, after escaping through a ventilation duct in the immigration detention center in Hatillo where he had been held since June 3. The 35-year-old fugitive from Michigan was initially aprehended by police in the popular...
  • Del Mar Family Fighting for Son Taken as Political Prisoner in Venezuela

    06/25/2016 8:48:09 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 6/24 | Omari Fleming and Jaspreet Kaur
    Francisco Marquez Lara and his friend, Gabriel San Miguel were arrested on Sunday. A Del Mar family is fighting for their son’s freedom after they say he was taken as a political prisoner in Venezuela. Francisco Marquez Lara is a dual citizen of the United States and Venezuela. He and his friend, Gabriel San Miguel were arrested on Sunday. Now, his parents, Maria-Luz Lara and Ricardo Marquez are on a mission to free their son and his friend from jail. Francisco’s mother spoke exclusively to NBC 7 on Friday about their fight and the emotional toll it has taken...
  • Johnny Manziel's dad: 'My son is a druggie and he needs help'

    06/25/2016 8:45:50 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 25,2016 | By Andre Vergara
    Johnny Manziel's father, who predicted earlier this year that his son wouldn't live to see his 24th birthday if he didn't get help, says the troubled quarterback is "a druggie" and that he's done talking about him. "If I have to bury him, I'll bury him. That's the fact," Paul Manziel told ESPN's Josina Anderson on Friday in a phone interview. "So if not, if he calls me and needs help, I'll go get him. Until then, he's on his own. I've done everything I can do. There is nothing [else] I can do as a father. Nothing. ... It...
  • Diplomat Who Pushed for Iran Deal Failed to Disclose Payments from Boeing, Which Made $25B

    06/25/2016 8:30:29 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 11 replies
    The Tower ^ | 06.23.16 | TheTower.org Staff
    A veteran U.S. diplomat who pushed for the nuclear deal with Iran, which allowed Boeing to sell $25 billion worth of planes to state-owned Iran Air, did not disclose that he was paid by Boeing during the time he advocated for the agreement, The Daily Beast reported Wednesday. Thomas Pickering, a former ambassador to Russia, India, Israel, and the United Nations who served under Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, confirmed to The Daily Beast that he was an employee of the Boeing Corporation from 2001 to 2006, after which he continued his association with the company as a...
  • Harbinger Of The Future: 7Times The Militant Progressive Left Used Violence To Shut Down(Shortened)

    06/25/2016 8:15:18 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 25, 2016 | Nicholas Gilbertson
    As presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump gears up for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July – where he is almost certain to face angry progressive protesters – Breitbart News has compiled a list of the worst examples of anti-Trump violence so far this year.
  • Brexit: Yet another example of biased polling

    06/25/2016 8:05:31 AM PDT · by detective · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 25, 2016 | Sierra Rayne
    For the weak-minded among us who continue to believe in polling data, the Brexit vote shows – yet again – what a biased absurdity the polls have become. But delusions and obfuscation runs deep in the mainstream trenches. Nate Cohn at the New York Times writes that "[i]t was not a cataclysmic polling failure[.] ... [I]t's hard to argue that this was a big polling failure." Sure it wasn't. Once you are done rolling around on the floor in laughter at claims that this wasn't a massive polling failure, read on.
  • Police Arrest DC Teen With AK-47 And 180 Rounds Of Ammunition

    06/25/2016 7:57:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6/24/2016 | Steve Birr
    Police in Washington, D.C. arrested a 17-year-old who plotted to kill his ex-girlfriend, her family and shoot up her school because she broke up with him and refused to get back together. The Metropolitan Police Department executed a search warrant at the teen’s house last week after threatening messages were sent to the girl. The teen told the girl he would go to her home in Greenbelt, Maryland and kill her whole family, even saying he would bring friends to watch. Police found an AK-47, 180 rounds of ammunition, marijuana and a fake ID at his home. The teen also...
  • Criminal charges eyed in trade of baby-body parts

    06/25/2016 7:43:05 AM PDT · by detective · 2 replies
    WND ^ | 06/24/2016 | Bob Unruh
    AmeriCorps has been embroiled in an abortion scandal. A special congressional panel has referred the University of New Mexico and an abortion business nearby for criminal investigation and possible charges following a review triggered by last year’s release of undercover videos investigating Planned Parenthood’s baby body-parts trade. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., chairwoman of the House Select Investigative Panel assigned to investigate abortion providers’ medical practices, on Thursday wrote to New Mexico Attorney General Hector Baldera Jr. The document, nearly 300 pages long, includes evidence the panel discovered regarding the body-parts trade and more involving the school and the Southwestern Women’s...
  • Republican ex-Treasury chief Paulson slams Trump, to vote for Clinton

    06/25/2016 7:28:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 74 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:37pm EDT | Eric Beech
    Henry Paulson, a Republican who was U.S. Treasury secretary during the 2008 financial meltdown, on Friday called a Donald Trump presidency “unthinkable” and said he will vote for Democrat Hillary Clinton. Paulson joins a growing list of establishment Republicans who say they will not cast a ballot in the Nov. 8 election for Trump, the party’s presumptive nominee and a political neophyte whose populist rhetoric runs counter to many long-held Republican principles. […] “I’ll be voting for Hillary Clinton, with the hope that she can bring Americans together to do the things necessary to strengthen our economy, our environment and...
  • New Clinton Email Smoking Guns

    06/25/2016 7:21:40 AM PDT · by detective · 21 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | JUNE 24, 2016
    This week we learned more about the problems former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s staff faced in keeping her separate email system running. They were, in fact, wrestling with matters of national security. The revelations came thanks to our prying loose the email records referred to in the May 2016 State Department’s Office of the Inspector General report criticizing former Secretary of State Clinton’s email practices. The OIG report makes reference to the emails but they were not released to the public until now. We obtained them under a June 14, 2016, court order issued by U.S. District Court Judge...
  • Obama Mocks Donald Trump For Golf Course Trip

    06/25/2016 7:01:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 61 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/25/2016 | Charlie Spiering
    President Barack Obama mocked presumptive nominee Donald Trump for appearing at his golf course in Scotland after the United Kingdom voted to exit the European Union. During a fundraiser in Seattle, Obama explained his trip to the Global Entrepreneur Summit in California with Mark Zuckerberg and met young people around the world who were starting their own businesses. “Now, this of course was against the backdrop of Brexit, and the nominee of the presidency for the other party at a golf course,” he said mockingly as the audience laughed. Obama dismissed Brexit as “a reaction to the world shrinking and...
  • LGBT turnout for free course surprises local shooting range

    06/25/2016 6:33:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    click2houston.com ^ | 6/22/2016 | Ryan Korsgard
    HOUSTON - It was a unique offer by the Shiloh Shooting Range in northwest Harris County, just days after the shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. Shiloh offered free gun classes to the LGBT community and hundreds of people responded. "We learned gun safety,” said Jared Anthony. “We learned that it's not ... it's a big responsibility. If you do carry, it's something that you do need to take seriously. You are providing ... you're providing a service to the community really." More News Headlines Local shooting range offers free CHL course to LGBT community Uber offering free rides...
  • Report: Orlando Killer & Gay Lover Caught On Hotel Surveillance Cam

    06/24/2016 8:49:34 PM PDT · by mericanpatriot · 68 replies
    www.downstreampolitics.com ^ | 06/24/2016 | Esther
    This keeps getting weirder. Sources say that Omar Mateen, the Orlando Jihadi who killed 49 people and wounded scores more was caught on a surveillance camera at the Ambassador Hotel with a gay lover...
  • Clinton Email Scandal: Latest Batch Exposes Two Big New Problems For Hillary

    06/24/2016 6:52:57 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 56 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 24, 2016 | John Merline
    The latest batch of emails from Hillary Clinton's term as Secretary of State exposes two new troubling developments in the long-running scandal. First, it turns out that Clinton managed to avoid turning over one key email, despite her repeated promises that she gave the State Department every single work-related email from her private email server. As the Associated Press reported, in the missing email, Clinton admits that her private setup was a problem. Excerpt, more at: http://www.investors.com/politics/commentary/clinton-e-mail-scandal-state-dept-disabled-its-own-security-systems-to-accommodate-hillary/
  • AP: Hillary Clinton Destroyed Gov’t Email, Wiped Names From Her Calendar

    06/24/2016 4:15:20 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 101 replies
    BREITBART.COM ^ | 24 JUNE 2016 | JOHN HAYWARD
    The week ends with a double whammy for Hillary Clinton, courtesy of the Associated Press, which discovered that dozens of names and events have been scrubbed from her official Secretary of State calendar, and also confirmed that Clinton destroyed at least one work-related email stored on her illicit email server. The latter revelation has a distinct whiff of “smoking gun” about it. The deleted email was between Clinton and her aide Huma Abedin. When Abedin suggested that Clinton should start using the state.gov email account that Clinton was supposed to be using, the Secretary of State replied, “Let’s get separate...
  • OFFICIALS: NO EVIDENCE ORLANDO GUNMAN WAS GAY

    06/24/2016 3:02:30 PM PDT · by PROCON · 61 replies
    AP ^ | June 24, 2016 | ERIC TUCKER
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- FBI investigators so far have not turned up persuasive evidence that Orlando gunman Omar Mateen was gay or pursuing gay relationships, according to two government officials familiar with the investigation. The FBI began looking into that possibility after media reports last week quoted men as saying that Omar Mateen had reached out to them on gay dating apps and had frequented the gay nightclub where the June 12 massacre took place.
  • Pentagon preparing to announce repeal of transgender troop ban

    06/24/2016 2:34:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 24, 2016 | Kristina Wong
    Greg Nash The Pentagon is planning to announce the repeal of its ban on transgender service members on July 1, the Friday before the Fourth of July weekend, according to defense officials. Top defense officials are planning to meet as early as Monday to finalize details of the plan on how to allow transgender troops to serve openly, according to a report by USA Today. Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work could sign off on the plan by Wednesday, an official told the paper. Final approval would come from Defense Secretary Ash Carter. The plan will direct each branch of...
  • This hooker was used to bribe NYPD cops with group sex

    06/24/2016 2:32:39 PM PDT · by Callahan · 44 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/24/16 | Shawn Cohen
    The hooker at the center of the NYPD corruption scandal has revealed to The Post how she engaged in mile-high group sex with two cops and three other men during a wild private-plane trip to Las Vegas. Gabi Grecko donned a skimpy flight attendant outfit to service now-disgraced NYPD Deputy Inspector James Grant, since-fired Detective Michael Milici and the others while flying over the American heartland in February 2013, she claims.
  • Army Of Armed Bureaucrats Now Outnumber U.S. Marines: “IRS Agents Carry AR-15s”

    06/24/2016 1:54:14 PM PDT · by blam · 41 replies
    SHTF - The Daily Sheeple ^ | 6-24-2016 | Piper McGowin
    Piper McGowin June 24th, 2016 This article was written by Piper McGowan and originally published at The Daily Sheeple. Editor’s Comment: The fact that armed IRS agents, along with those of other departments and agencies, now outnumber the ranks of Marines would be absurd if it weren’t so dangerous. The founding fathers complained of the abuses under King George III, writing in the Declaration of Independence: “He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.” Despite hard-fought attempts to keep these forces at bay, it seems...
  • Violent Felons Are Trying to Get Their Gun Rights Back in Virginia

    06/24/2016 1:04:33 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 35 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 24, 2016 | Brent Scher
    As congressional Democrats spent the week pressing for the passage of new gun control legislation, violent felons in Virginia were able to take steps towards having their right to own a firearm restored thanks to action taken by the state’s Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe. When McAuliffe restored the voting rights for 206,000 felons in a move critics say was politically motivated, he also opened the door for those felons to have their right to own a firearm restored. Previously, felons would individually have to petition the executive branch to have their civil rights restored. Petitioners would have to fill out...
  • Marilyn Mosby Embarrassed Again

    06/23/2016 4:24:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 23, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Marilyn Mosby is 0-for-3. A third Baltimore cop was found not guilty of murder in the Freddie Gray case. This was officer Caesar Goodson, who Mosby told us was the most likely to be convicted. She's being humiliated here and is being shown to be an incompetent, unqualified prosecutor. BREAK TRANSCRIPT Yeah, I know. The Freddie Gray van driver: Not guilty. Three not guilties, all decisions from a judge. The prosecutor, Marilyn Mosby, humiliated and embarrassed at Baltimore city hall. What a joke it was from the beginning. Remember all the great things that were ahead for...
  • After Brexit, London mayor Sadiq Khan tells immigrants: “You are very welcome here”

    06/24/2016 12:44:09 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 40 replies
    News Fast Company ^ | June 24, 2016 | Sadiq Khan
    Following the U.K.'s decision to Brexit, Khan took to Facebook on Friday to express his support for the many London residents who hail from other parts of Europe: I want to send a clear message to every European resident living in London - you are very welcome here. As a city, we are grateful for the enormous contribution you make, and that will not change as a result of this referendum. There are nearly one million European citizens living in London today, and they bring huge benefits to our city - working hard, paying taxes, working in our public services...
  • AG Lynch Displays Deceptive Behavior In Response to Questions About Orlando Shooter

    06/24/2016 12:31:06 PM PDT · by yoe · 11 replies
    Law and Newz ^ | June 24, 2016 | Phil Houston and Don Tennant
    Phil Houston is CEO of QVerity, a training and consulting company specializing in detecting deception by employing a model he developed while at the Central Intelligence Agency. He has conducted thousands of interviews and interrogations for the CIA and other federal agencies. His colleague Don Tennant contributed to this report. When U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch made her appearance this week on Fox News Sunday, she was asked about the government’s decision to put Orlando nightclub killer Omar Mateen on a terrorist watch list in 2013, only to remove him from the list the following year. The deceptive behavior exhibited...
  • Illegal Alien Who Butchered Conn. Woman Not Deported After Serving 15 Yrs. for Murder Because...

    06/24/2016 11:36:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 24, 2016
    Full title: Illegal Alien Who Butchered Conn. Woman Not Deported After Serving 15 Yrs. for Murder Because Haiti Refused to Repatriate An illegal immigrant who stabbed a young Connecticut woman to death after completing a 15-year sentence for murder couldn’t be deported by the U.S. government because his homeland, which receives billions in aid from Uncle Sam, wouldn’t take him back—three times! So federal authorities released the violent criminal, a Haitian national, and didn’t even bother tracking his whereabouts allowing him to commit yet another heinous crime. Now, a year after an innocent woman was viciously butchered to death in...
  • Trump: Scotland and Brexit, an advertorial for his golf course, and then goes full statesman

    06/24/2016 11:06:55 AM PDT · by GilGil · 61 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6/24/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Old habits die hard for Donald Trump, apparently. Addressing the world’s media in a press conference at his golf course in Turnberry, Scotland, he used the first ten minutes or so to promote his property. To say the least, we have never seen a potential president mix his business interests with the political stage. As I write, he is responding to questions from the media and saying sensible things about Brexit, emphasizing that the British people are taking back control of their destiny. It is pretty impressive. I can only conclude that Donald Trump is a statesman in progress. And...
  • Do Loretta Lynch's Ties with 'Muslim Advocates' Org Explain Her Whitewash of Orlando?

    06/24/2016 10:32:51 AM PDT · by euram · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 22, 2016 | Christian Adams
    Lynch and DOJ Civil Rights Division head Vanita Gupta have appeared at gala events for an organization called Muslim Advocates. The George Soros-funded charity has badgered the New York City Police Department away from monitoring the most radical mosques in the city.
  • USA Losing to ISIS: Obama's Defense Official Defends ISIS' "Right" to Internet Services in Raqqa

    06/24/2016 10:30:04 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    Breaking Defense ^ | June 22, 2016 | SYDNEY J. FREEDBERG JR.
    Thornberry Fears Bureaucracy Hamstrings Cyber Vs. ISIS WASHINGTON: Why does the internet still work in Raqqa? That simple question about the Syrian capital of Daesh, the self-proclaimed Islamic State, posed today by retired fighter pilot Rep. Martha McSally, goes to the heart of how the military will use — or refrain from using — cyber weapons. It goes to deep suspicions that President Obama’s swollen National Security Council staff is micromanaging the military. No less a figure than House Armed Services Committee chairman Mac Thornberry voiced deep concern that we are bureaucratizing the cyber force at birth. All too often...
  • Does Senator Chris Murphy Remember Fast and Furious?

    06/24/2016 9:38:49 AM PDT · by detective · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 24, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy, one of those who believe that we are just one sensible gun restriction and loophole closing away from the lion not considering the lamb dinner, thinks Orlando was the fault of those wascally Wepublicans he says want to sell guns to bad guys like the Islamic State. As the Washington Post reports: The leader of last week’s 15-hour Senate filibuster to force action on guns said Monday that Democrats need to make gun control an “integral” part of their national security policy as they try to build a political movement to rival the National Rifle Association.
  • Obama names first national monument to LGBT rights

    06/24/2016 9:27:09 AM PDT · by McGruff · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | June 24, 2016 | Katia Hetter and Kevin Liptak
    President Barack Obama announced Friday he was designating the area around the Stonewall Inn in New York City as the country's first national monument to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights. "This week I'm designating the Stonewall National Monument as the newest addition to America's national park system," Obama said in a video released by the White House on Friday. "I believe our national parks should reflect the full story of our country -- the richness and diversity and uniquely American spirit that has always defined us, that we are stronger than ever. That out of many, we are...
  • Clinton's State Dept. calendar missing scores of entries

    06/24/2016 9:11:45 AM PDT · by detective · 3 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | June 24, 2016 | STEPHEN BRAUN
    Television cameras rolled when Hillary Clinton appeared on the central balcony of the New York Stock Exchange to ring the opening bell — just minutes after she attended a private breakfast in September 2009 with influential Wall Street and business leaders. But the identities of her breakfast guests would be left off of her official State Department calendar — omissions that are among scores of names and events missing from Clinton's historical record of her daily activities as secretary of state, an Associated Press review found. Now the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Clinton met that morning with a dozen chief...
  • Dinesh D'Souza Releases 'Hillary's America' Trailer That'll Have You On the Edge of Your Seat!

    06/24/2016 8:55:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 5/13/2016 | Nathan Lichtman
    Dinesh D'Souza, the filmmaker behind 2016: Obama's America and America: Imagine a World Without Her, has produced a new film about Hillary Clinton and the organized plunder perpetrated by the Democratic Party. You won't want to miss this trailer for Hillary's America!!
  • Confirmed: Orlando Cops Told to Stand Down — Not to Pursue Shooter for “15-20 Minutes”

    06/24/2016 7:56:14 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 55 replies
    Free Thought Project ^ | 6/24/2016 | Matt Agorist
    Orlando, FL — The testimony of a Belle Isle police officer was given this week allowing for the first public account of what happened inside the Pulse nightclub earlier this month. Officer Brandon Cornwell’s account of what happened could explain why the death toll was so high — they were told to stand down and not to pursue the shooter. According to Cornwell, he was one of the first seven officers on the scene. After hearing reports of shots fired, Cornwell was at the nightclub only 38 seconds later. “Some ran towards the building, some stayed back with people running...
  • There Are Now More Bureaucrats With Guns Than U.S. Marines

    06/24/2016 7:01:26 AM PDT · by upchuck · 40 replies
    The Free Beacon ^ | June 22, 2016 | Elizabeth Harrington
    There are now more non-military government employees who carry guns than there are U.S. Marines, according to a new report.Open the Books, a taxpayer watchdog group, released a study Wednesday that finds domestic government agencies continue to grow their stockpiles of military-style weapons, as Democrats sat on the House floor calling for more restrictions on what guns American citizens can buy.The “Militarization of America” report found civilian agencies spent $1.48 billion on guns, ammunition, and military-style equipment between 2006 and 2014. Examples include IRS agents with AR-15s, and EPA bureaucrats wearing camouflage.“Regulatory enforcement within administrative agencies now carries the might...
  • CNN Gets Schooled By Guest With Actual Facts on Gun Violence in the U.S

    06/24/2016 6:56:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 6/23/2016 | Kristine Marsh
    On Thursday morning’s CNN Newsroom, host Carol Costello brought on Erich Pratt, executive director for Gun Owners of America to argue with him about guns as the root cause of violence in the U.S. Unfortunately for Costello, her guest had facts ready to combat the journalist’s agenda and ably argued his point to where Costello had nothing left to defend her case. (transcript) Pratt then pointed out that other countries have far stricter gun laws but have much higher rates of murder, like in Japan where suicide rates are astronomical. “Actually, our murder rate is not even in the top...
  • Soros looks set to make a killing on Brexit result

    06/24/2016 6:54:17 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 29 replies
    Market Watch ^ | Published: June 24, 2016 9:41 a.m. ET | Mark Decambre
    George Soros may be getting rich on an implosion in British markets—again. The landmark vote in the U.K. to leave the European Union has rocked global markets, sending the British pound GBPUSD, -7.3484% to its lowest level in more than 30 years. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -2.27% plunged as much as 700 points at one point and Europe’s benchmark stock-index SXXP, -6.10% was facing its worst one-day plunge since 1987. It is precisely the scenario Soros, writing in Britain’s Guardian newspaper last week, warned of. The global financial carnage and Friday’s carnage could be adding to...
  • Mateen altered looks, researched anti-psychotic drugs before attack: Acquaintance [New Narrative]

    06/24/2016 6:08:53 AM PDT · by Protect the Bill of Rights · 39 replies
    AOL News ^ | 22 June 2016 | BERNIE WOODALL
    (Bold, italics: mine) PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla., June 22 (Reuters) - On the morning before the massacre at Orlando's Pulse gay nightclub, shooter Omar Mateen drastically altered his appearance, shaving his head and face, and seemed agitated and surly, said an acquaintance who saw him that day. Mateen also talked about staying up all night to do online research into anti-psychosis medication, the acquaintance said in a interview. The acquaintance requested anonymity, saying authorities had asked him to keep quiet. The 29-year-old gunman, who killed 49 people and wounded 53 in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, called...
  • Bernie Sanders: 'Yes' I will vote for Hillary Clinton

    06/24/2016 6:04:37 AM PDT · by McGruff · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | June 24, 2016 | David Wright
    Bernie Sanders said Friday he will vote for Hillary Clinton for president in November, the strongest expression of support yet from the Vermont senator for his rival, and his clearest admission that he will not be the Democratic presidential nominee. "Are you going to vote for Hillary Clinton in November," asked Nicole Wallace on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "Yes. Yes, I think the issue right here is I am going to do everything I can to defeat Donald Trump," Sanders said. "I think Trump in so many ways will be a disaster for this country if he were to be elected...
  • Failed: GOP proposal that would have kept Harriet Tubman off $20 bill

    06/24/2016 4:47:54 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 76 replies
    MSN ^ | 6/23/2016 | William Petrosky
    WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Steve King introduced an amendment in Congress that would have prevented Harriet Tubman, an abolitionist and supporter of women's suffrage, from replacing President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. However, the House Rules Committee agreed Tuesday night to deny floor consideration of proposal, which would have prevented the Treasury Department from spending money to redesign paper currency or coins. The Iowan Republican's amendment, which was first reported by the Huffington Post, would scrap the federal government's plans to replace Jackson on the $20 bill with a picture of Tubman, a black woman who was born...
  • Federal Lab Forced To Close After ‘Disturbing’ Data Manipulation

    06/24/2016 4:46:21 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 46 replies
    Daily caller ^ | June 23, 2016 | Ethan Barton
    Nearly two decades and $108 million worth of “disturbing” data manipulation with “serious and far ranging” effects forced a federal lab to close, a congressman revealed Thursday. The inorganic section of the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) Energy Geochemistry Laboratory in Lakewood, Colo. manipulated data on a variety of topics – including many related to the environment – from 1996 to 2014. The manipulation was caught in 2008, but continued another six years. “It’s astounding that we spend $108 million on manipulated research and then the far-reaching effects that that would have,” Rep. Bruce Westerman said at a House Natural Resources...
  • Germany shooting: man killed after opening fire at cinema in Viernheim {Moslem??}

    06/24/2016 4:44:06 AM PDT · by Cronos · 35 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 23 June 2016 | Philipp Oltermann
    An armed and masked man has been shot dead by German special police officers after storming a cinema complex in Viernheim, in the Hesse region. The gunman had taken several hostages, all of whom escaped uninjured. A number of people inside the cinema were lightly injured when police deployed CS gas, reports said. Police said they had no indication of the motives of the man who entered the Kinopolis complex at about 3pm local time, shortly after the start of the first screenings of the day. ..One of the hostages, identified by Bild as 16-year-old Almir Almilovic, was quoted as...
  • CPRC's John Lott on CNN INTERNATIONAL to discuss the push for more gun control

    06/24/2016 4:39:49 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | June 21, 2016 | CNN
    Dr. John Lott appeared on CNN International to discuss the issue of gun-free zones and the push for more gun control laws. (Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 2:33 to 2:37 AM and Tuesday, June 21, 2016 12:33 to 12:37 AM)
  • Clinton's State Dept. calendar missing scores of entries

    06/24/2016 4:22:04 AM PDT · by Bulwinkle · 53 replies
    AP ^ | 6/24/2016
    The AP review of Clinton's calendar — her after-the-fact, official chronology of the events of her four-year term — identified at least 75 meetings with longtime political donors and loyalists, Clinton Foundation contributors and corporate and other outside interests that were either not recorded or listed with identifying details scrubbed. The AP found the omissions by comparing the 1,500-page document with separate planning schedules supplied to Clinton by aides in advance of each day's events. The names of at least 114 outsiders who met with Clinton were missing from her calendar, the records show...
  • New Zealand CrimeThink on Guns for Self Defense

    06/24/2016 4:17:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 23 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    I have considered a trip to New Zealand, or to Australia.  Australia makes it very difficult to bring in hunting guns.  Not quite impossible, but you must apply for a permit to possess guns in Australia. It is fairly involved, including such things as sending them a letter from your local police chief months in advance of your trip.  New Zealand requires that you obtain a temporary firearms license, but it appears much easier to obtain, mostly done online. You are not required to pay any fees until you arrive in New Zealand, and the temporary license is good...
  • Clinton's State Dept. calendar missing scores of entries

    06/24/2016 1:34:47 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 25 replies
    AP ^ | Jun. 24, 2016 3:53 AM EDT | STEPHEN BRAUN
    The AP review of Clinton's calendar — her after-the-fact, official chronology of the events of her four-year term — identified at least 75 meetings with longtime political donors and loyalists, Clinton Foundation contributors and corporate and other outside interests that were either not recorded or listed with identifying details scrubbed. The AP found the omissions by comparing the 1,500-page document with separate planning schedules supplied to Clinton by aides in advance of each day's events. The names of at least 114 outsiders who met with Clinton were missing from her calendar, the records show.
  • Obama: ‘Enforcement Priorities Developed by My Administration Are Not Affected’ by SCOTUS Ruling

    06/23/2016 10:36:05 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 36 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 23, 2016 | Melanie Hunter
    (CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama said Thursday that despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s tie vote, which essentially blocks his immigration plan, the millions of illegal immigrants that he sought to make legal with his executive action will remain a low priority for deportation by his administration. “Enforcement priorities developed by my administration are not affected by this ruling. This means that the people who might have benefited from the expanded deferred action policies – long-term residents raising children who are Americans or legal residents – they will remain low priorities for enforcement. As long as you have not committed a...
  • New Obamacare Rule Prohibits ‘Sexual Stereotyping’

    06/23/2016 1:36:37 PM PDT · by Petrosius · 47 replies
    CNSnews.com ^ | June 23, 2016 | Penny Starr
    People Can Be ‘Male, Female, Neither, or a Combination of Male and Female’ (CNSNews.com) – Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell cited a new rule added to the Obamacare law to prevent discrimination, including “sexual stereotyping,” as one of the Obama administration’s successes in advancing homosexual rights. “We took a major step just last month in the final rule of Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act,” Burwell said at an event on June 9 at the agency in Washington, D.C., to mark Gay Pride Month. The new final rule – which goes into effect on July 18...
  • ICE Underreported 13,288 Criminal Convictions of Aliens Released in 2014

    06/23/2016 8:04:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 22, 2016 | 11:10 AM EDT | Jeannette Richard
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) underreported 13,288 criminal convictions of aliens who were released by the agency in 2014, according to new information released Tuesday by the House Judiciary Committee. “The Obama Administration’s record of releasing criminal aliens has gone from bad to worse,” Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va) said in a statement, adding that “there’s no excuse for this large discrepancy.” …
  • McCain is "Directly Responsible" for ISIS

    06/23/2016 6:30:29 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | 06/22/16 | Dr. Kelli Ward
    John McCain's primary opponent, Dr. Kelli Ward, says John McCain, Obama, Hillary and others armed, funded and supported ISIS. She shows videos of him in Libya, pics in Syria, State Department Memo, etc. Please help spread the word. Ward is currently tied with McCain in the polls 41%-41%. There is a real chance of getting rid of the old war monger. If you are in Arizona, then vote for her. If you aren't in Arizona, donate to her campaign. She's got 200k to McCain's $8 million and she's tied with him. [link to www.kelliward.com]
  • Orlando Killer Was Taking Revenge on HIV-Positive Partner, Says Purported Lover

    06/23/2016 4:41:06 PM PDT · by drewh · 51 replies
    Haaretz.com ^ | Jun 23, 2016 2:20 AM
    A man who says he was Omar Mateen's lover has claimed the mass murderer acted out of revenge after finding out one of his partners was HIV positive. Mateen, 29, shot dead 49 people at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Florida, on June 12 in America's worst mass shooting. In an interview with Spanish-language television network Univision the man, who was identified only by the name Miguel, claimed he and Mateen were "friends with benefits". He said their relationship started after they met on a gay dating website and lasted two months until December, during which time they met between...
  • Bogalusa judge accused of running illegal 'modern-day debtors' prison'

    06/23/2016 4:36:26 PM PDT · by BBell · 7 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 6/23/16 | Richard Rainey, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    When poor defendants guilty of minor crimes enter Bogalusa Judge Robert Black's courtroom, they are often met with no quarter, according to a federal lawsuit that accuses Black of running an illegal "modern-day debtors' prison." It's pay the fine or immediately begin jail time, with little room to negotiate for those who can't afford to pay. The Southern Poverty Law Center sued Black Tuesday (June 21) in federal court in New Orleans in an attempt to halt that policy, which its lawyers called unconstitutional. They're representing four impoverished defendants worried they'll run afoul of Black at their upcoming hearings."Our clients...