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  • Charles Manson, Satanic Mastermind Behind Murder of Actress Sharon Tate, Dies at 83

    11/19/2017 9:41:25 PM PST · by CaptainK · 27 replies
    HollywoodReporter.com ^ | 11/19/2017 | Mike Barnes
    Charles Manson, the sinister ringleader behind the grisly 1969 killing spree that took the life of young actress Sharon Tate and six others, died Sunday, TMZ reported. He was 83. Manson died at Bakersfield hospital in California, Tate's sister Debra told TMZ after receiving a call from the prison where Manson was located. He had been serving multiple life sentences in Corcoran State Prison in Corcoran, Calif., after being convicted in January 1971 of conspiracy to commit the murders.
  • FBI has NOT verified Trump dossier

    11/19/2017 8:41:57 PM PST · by Steven W. · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/19/2017 | Byron York
    FBI and Justice Department officials have told congressional investigators in recent days that they have not been able to verify or corroborate the substantive allegations of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign outlined in the Trump dossier. ... According to sources familiar with the matter, neither the FBI nor the Justice Department has provided documents in response to that part of the committee's subpoena. But in face-to-face briefings with congressional staff, according to those sources, FBI and DOJ officials have said they cannot verify the dossier's charges of a conspiracy between the Russian government and the Trump campaign. The...
  • Special Counsel sends wide-ranging request for documents to Justice Department

    11/19/2017 7:23:03 PM PST · by Coronal · 32 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 19, 2017 | Mike Levine
    Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team investigating whether President Donald Trump sought to obstruct a federal inquiry into connections between his presidential campaign and Russian operatives has now directed the Justice Department to turn over a broad array of documents. In particular, Mueller's investigators are keen to obtain emails related to the firing of FBI Director James Comey and the earlier decision of Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from the entire matter, according to a source who has not seen the specific request but was told about it. Issued within the past month, the directive marks the special counsel's...
  • IN NYC: Terrorism 3.0: Domestic Terror Threats and How to Fight Them - Mon. 12/11

    11/19/2017 3:29:14 PM PST · by Randall_S · 2 replies
    Meetup ^ | Nov. 19, 2017 | Wallace Bruschweiler
    Please Join Us for a Unique Opportunity to have a Discussion with an International Counter-Terrorism Expert On Monday, December 11, you’re invited to join a discussion with Wallace S. Bruschweiler, Sr., a Quadri-lingual expert in counterterrorism, as he addresses the topic Terrorism 3.0: Domestic Terror Threats and How to Fight Them. This is a unique opportunity to question an international counter-terrorism expert on the events that dominate today's headlines - e.g., attacks in Las Vegas, New York, Mogadishu etc. Mr. Bruschweiler will also share his unique, international perspective on the latest global events and geopolitical trends including terrorism, espionage, foreign...
  • Southern border agent killed, another injured while on patrol in Texas

    11/19/2017 3:25:57 PM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 19, 2017 | Mike Emanuel - AP
    A U.S. Border Patrol agent was killed in the line of duty Sunday while patrolling the Big Bend Sector of Texas along the southern border with Mexico. Agent Rogelio Martinez, 36, died of injuries sustained while responding to “activity” near Interstate 10 in the Van Horn Station area, according to a news release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Martinez and his partner, who was injured, were transported to a hospital. The partner, who was not identified, remains hospitalized in serious condition. Spokesman Carlos Diaz told The Associated Press the FBI has taken over the investigation.
  • New York City to Begin Putting 'Absent Reserve' Teachers Back in Classrooms. But Who Are They?

    11/19/2017 1:48:45 PM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    Education Week ^ | October 27, 2017 | Liana Loewus
    Hundreds of New York City teachers who'd lost their full-time positions but stayed on the payroll will be headed back to classrooms within the next few weeks. About a third of those teachers, it turns out, have faced legal or disciplinary charges. The city's education department announced this summer that schools that hadn't filled all their teaching positions by Oct. 15 would be assigned educators from the "absent teacher reserve" pool. According to a spokesman at the New York City Department of Education, the "matches" between teachers and schools are being made now, and those teachers will go into schools...
  • NeverTrumper Jeff Flake Was Foreign Lobbyist Working For Uranium Firm With Ties to Iran

    11/19/2017 12:40:50 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 43 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 19, 2017 | Joshua Caplan
    Since announcing he will not seek re-election in 2018, Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) is on a warpath against President Trump. While Flake is lamenting President Trump's rhetoric and nationalist, populist policies, it's important to remember the Arizona lawmaker has a checkered past as a foreign lobbyist who worked for a uranium mining firm with ties to Iran. Yahoo News reports: [Flake] came back to Washington [from Namibia] in 1990 and launched a consulting firm, Interface Public Affairs; he signed up the Rossing uranium mine, one of the new nation's economic drivers, as a client. Flake signed on as the mine's...
  • Secrecy surrounds sexual harassment settlements in Congress

    11/19/2017 12:25:06 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 45 replies
    WASHINGTON State governments’ practice of spending taxpayer funds to settle sexual harassment lawsuits against legislators and staff has created an uproar in California’s Legislature and other statehouses around the country. Now a picture is emerging of how the U.S. Congress is doing the same thing, with less fanfare and even less transparency. Democratic Rep. Jackie Speier of Hillsborough said Wednesday that over the last 20 years, Congress has settled 260 complaints of workplace discrimination “at a cost to taxpayers of this country of $15 million,” reiterating a figure she quoted on NBC Tuesday. But it’s unclear how many of those...
  • Calls Grow for Arrest of Gloria Allred Over Forged Document – Including Accuser’s Stepson!

    11/19/2017 12:10:49 PM PST · by doug from upland · 102 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | 11-19-17 | Jim Hoft
    Following The Gateway Pundit’s viral story on Judge Roy Moore’s alleged signature inside accuser Beverly Young Nelson’s yearbook, more evidence suggested it was a forgery. The signature says “To a sweeter more beautiful girl I could not say, ‘Merry Christmas.’ Love, Roy Moore DA, 12-22-77, Olde Hickory House.” Strangely, “To a sweeter more beautiful girl I could not say, ‘Merry Christmas.’ Love, Roy,” is written in black ink, while “Moore DA, 12-22-77, Olde Hickory House,” is in blue ink. And then there’s this… Judge Roy Moore was not the DA in 1978. He would not have signed a signature with...
  • Second Freddie Gray Officer Cleared At Police Trial Boards

    11/19/2017 10:46:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/19/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Back in May it was decided in the City of Baltimore that the officers involved in the Freddie Gray incident were going to be facing disciplinary trial boards, despite having been cleared of wrongdoing in the courts. That process began playing out last month and the second officer to face the music was the supervisor in charge at the scene, Lt. Brian Rice. Much as with the result of efforts at previous trials in a court of law, Rice walked out with no finding against him and returned to his job. (Baltimore Sun) When the verdict of “not guilty”...
  • Claiming Roy Moore Much Worse than Bill Clinton, Joy Reid Mentions Monica, Forgets Broaddrick

    11/19/2017 9:39:57 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Liberals must be thanking their lucky stars that Bill Clinton messed around with Monica Lewinsky. Because every time the subject of Clinton’s sexual misconduct arises, they can point to the Lewinsky “affair” and slough it off as less serious than what Roy Moore has been accused of. They can thus ignore the most serious allegations against Clinton. Earlier this week, for example, we noted a CNN analyst suggesting that Moore was involved with “children,” whereas Bill Clinton had a “consensual affair” with Lewinsky. Joy Reid pulled the same bait-and-switch on her MSNBC show this morning, saying that what Roy Moore...
  • 10 Year Old Journalist to 'Professionals': Do Whatever it Takes to Get to the Truth

    11/18/2017 8:10:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2017 | Timothy Meads
    Last year, Christine wrote about Hilde Kate Lysiak, a 9-year old reporter from Selinsgrove, PA. Lysiak had just broken a major murder story in the town of 5,000. This obviously irked some of the "professional" journalists in her area. Many were  quick to condemn Lysiak, but the determined reporter had a message for her critics: “If you want me to stop covering news, then you get off your computers and do something about the news. There, is that cute enough for you?” Her story is making the rounds again, after a Tweet highlighting an interview she recently had with the Society...
  • Police can request your DNA from 23andMe, Ancestry

    11/19/2017 8:41:02 AM PST · by TaxPayer2000 · 83 replies
    CBS 47 FOX30 actionnewsjax.com ^ | Nov 18, 2017 | Jenna Bourne, Action News Jax
    Millions of people have handed their DNA over to genetic testing companies like Ancestry or 23andMe to learn more about their family trees. But when you ship off your saliva, law enforcement could have access to your DNA. Police could use genetic information it gets from those companies to identify you in a criminal investigation, even if you’ve never used one of those services. Jacksonville resident Eric Yarham wanted to learn more about his family tree, so he mailed off his saliva to 23andMe. “Just trying to unravel the mystery that is your genetics,” said Yarham, who lives in the...
  • Man arrested after punching woman over apparent 'manspreading' comment on subway

    11/19/2017 8:37:57 AM PST · by Simon Green · 63 replies
    ABC7 ^ | 11/18/17 | Eyewitness News
    BENSONHURST, Brooklyn (WABC) -- A man has been arrested after reportedly punching a woman in the face over a 'manspreading' complaint on the subway in Manhattan. Derek Smith, 56, was arrested and charged with assault on Saturday evening. Samantha Saia said the ordeal started as soon as she took a seat next to the man on an N train in Bensonhurst during the morning commute. "He started pushing me and manspreading me into the wall," Saia said. That's when Saia said he turned violent. "He told me expletive, you expletive, I've raped white b****** like you before. You're nothing...
  • Everyday gun violence is startling, with racial and urban disparities in Wisconsin ( barf alert)

    11/19/2017 5:45:11 AM PST · by rellimpank · 85 replies
    Madison.com ^ | 19 nov 2017 | Molly Pahn, Anita Knopov and Michael Siegel
    --(snip) "There is even more to the story: CDC data also show that within our nation’s cities, black Americans are, on average, eight times more likely to be killed by firearms than those who are white. The rate of death by gun homicide for black people exceeds those among whites in all 50 states, but there is tremendous variation in the magnitude of this disparity. In 2015, a black person living in Wisconsin was 26 times more likely to be fatally shot than a white person in Wisconsin. At the same time, a black person in Arizona was “only” 3.2...
  • Moore Supporters See Through Shenanigans, Donate Beaucoup Dollars

    11/19/2017 5:43:54 AM PST · by smileyface · 37 replies
    Constitution ^ | Nov 18, 2017 | Andrew West
    ...Roy Moore, a kindred spirit to the Washington outsider that Trump truly is, was poised to coast into a Senate seat for the great state of Alabama in the coming months before a wild and unverifiable accusation of sexual misconduct from thirty years ago surfaced last week. Now, as more and more evidence points to a setup by Mitch McConnell and his team of self preservationists, Moore’s supporters are doubling down on their enthusiasm for their candidate with a massive spike in donations. “CNN Political Reporter Rebecca Berg reported that Roy Moore’s campaign chairman told them the campaign’s fundraising has...
  • Clinton Foundation hosts 25th anniversary event with Bill and Hillary Clinton

    11/19/2017 5:18:47 AM PST · by Libloather · 34 replies
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KATV) -- Bill and Hillary Clinton returned to their humble political beginnings in Little Rock, Arkansas on Saturday to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Bill Clinton’s presidential election victory and the 13th anniversary of the Clinton Presidential Center’s grand opening. The event brought together Clinton's campaign staff and the friends and family who played a role in the 1992 election. Sheila Bronfam is a long-time friend of Bill Clinton and had a hand in creating the Arkansas Travelers more than 25 years ago. The Travelers were a group of roughly 600 campaign volunteers who toured the United...
  • Anti-LGBT lawmaker 'led a secret life as a gay man, fondled the 18-year-old son of a Republican (tr)

    11/19/2017 5:03:37 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Nov 18, 2017 | ABIGAIL MILLER and ARIEL ZILBER
    A married Ohio state lawmaker who has said he believes in a 'natural marriage' between a man and a woman allegedly sent salacious and lewd text messages to gay men, propositioned other young men for sex when he worked in Washington, DC, and tried to convince a fellow conservative to join him and his wife for threesomes. Republican state Representative Wes Goodman, who resigned Wednesday amid allegations of inappropriate behavior with another man in his office, led a double life, it is claimed. 'Wes Goodman, who was just caught having sex with a man in his office, begged me to...
  • LAPD investigates nearly two dozen sex crime cases tied to Hollywood

    11/19/2017 4:50:55 AM PST · by Zakeet · 10 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 18, 2017 | Safia Samee Ali and Andrew Blankstein
    Los Angeles police are investigating almost two dozen cases of alleged criminal sexual misconduct connected to multiple people within the entertainment industry, a senior department official told NBC News. [Snip] Allegations span from misdemeanor sexual battery to felony rape, and in many cases, there are multiple complaints lodged against the same individual, the official said. With calls from victims continuing to roll in, the number of investigations is expected to rise. [Snip] The LAPD has also collected nearly 30 "courtesy reports" that take a victim's statement before referring the case to law enforcement agencies in other parts of the country...
  • Spanish Police Shoot Man Who ‘Shouted Allahu Akbar’

    11/18/2017 10:45:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    Dawn ^ | November 19, 2017
    Police in Spain shot and injured an unarmed Frenchman on Saturday at a toll station near the French border, who officers said was shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’. The officers mistakenly suspected he had a weapon, a police statement said, adding that they do not expect to open a terrorism investigation. The man, of Moroccan origin, was travelling with a woman in a vehicle registered in France and approached the toll by the border town of La Jonquera in the north of the country in the early hours of Saturday morning.