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  • CREW’s Left-Wing Funders

    02/23/2018 3:52:02 PM PST · by MarvinStinson
    CREW is funded by a long list of left-wing organizations and foundations. They include liberal foundations, labor unions, and interest groups looking for support from CREW. Liberal Mega-Donors CREW’s principal source of funding is ideologically liberal/left-wing foundations. In 2013 (the most recent year for which complete tax records are available), these groups paid CREW grants equal to 55% of its total reported contribution/grant revenue. Among the foundations that have made significant contributions to CREW in recent years: The Foundation to Promote Open Society (controlled by liberal billionaire financier George Soros and his family): $740,000 since 2010 The Open Society Institute...
  • Federal Court Smacks Down CREW

    02/23/2018 3:44:42 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 5 replies
    crewexposed ^ | DECEMBER 22, 2017
    The misnamed Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) poses as a nonpartisan government watchdog, but it’s really functioned as a left wing-funded attack dog against Republicans over the past decade. This year, CREW has dialed it up going after the Trump Administration. Earlier this year, CREW sued the President under the foreign emoluments clause of the Constitution, which prohibits the President from receiving gifts from foreign states. CREW argued that Trump’s business ties violated this because foreign entities have leased space in Trump Tower in New York. But federal judge George Daniels—a Bill Clinton appointee—wasn’t buying what CREW...
  • Insurer Chubb says will stop underwriting NRA insurance for gun owners

    02/23/2018 3:12:38 PM PST · by Patriotic1 · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/23/2018 | Reuters Staff
    Insurer Chubb Ltd on Friday said that it will stop underwriting a National Rifle Association-branded insurance policy for gun owners. Chubb gave notice three months ago of its plan to stop participating in the NRA insurance program, known as “NRA Carry Guard,”
  • Broward County Sheriff Was Accused of Corruption: 'Lions Don't Care About the Opinions of Sheep'

    02/23/2018 3:12:20 PM PST · by Sopater · 13 replies
    Reason ^ | 2/23/18 | Robby Soave
    Michael Laughlin/ZUMA Press/NewscomBroward County Sheriff Scott Israel—the man whose agency failed to prevent the Parkland massacre despite having received a tip last November that Nikolas Cruz was plotting a mass shooting—has been accused of public corruption.Two years ago, the Sun Sentinel reported that Israel was rewarding top political supporters by giving them and their family members cushy jobs doing public relations and community outreach for the Broward County Sheriff's Office. One such position, outreach manager, paid out a salary of $78,489. The person who got that job was the husband of Israel's campaign manager.Israel had been a Republican but ran...
  • When Sheriff Israel Was Accused of Corruption ... 'Lions Don't Care About the Opinions of Sheep'

    02/23/2018 2:37:30 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 29 replies
    Reason ^ | 02/23/2018 | Robby Soave
    FULL TITLE: When Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel Was Accused of Corruption, He Responded: 'Lions Don't Care About the Opinions of Sheep' Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel—the man whose agency failed to prevent the Parkland massacre despite having received a tip last November that Nikolas Cruz was plotting a mass shooting—has been accused of public corruption. Two years ago, the Sun Sentinel reported that Israel was rewarding top political supporters by giving them and their family members cushy jobs doing public relations and community outreach for the Broward County Sheriff's Office. One such position, outreach manager, paid out a salary...
  • Sheriff: 3 deputies disciplined for inaction (at Parkland School shooting)

    02/23/2018 2:22:11 PM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | 2-22-18 | Unknown
    Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel says 3 deputies are facing consequences for failure to help stop the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
  • FBI Tip-Line Caller Said Nikolas Cruz ‘Is Going to Explode' [Transcript of call]

    02/23/2018 2:21:40 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 44 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | February 23, 2018 | Del Quentin Wilber
    A person close to accused Florida shooter said she wanted ‘clear conscience’ if he ‘just starts shooting’ A person close to the teenager accused of killing 17 people at a Florida high school warned the FBI she was concerned he would “get into a school and just shoot the place up,” according to a transcript of her call with a bureau tip line operator more than a month before the massacre. More recently, Mr. Cruz “switched it to he wants to kill people,” the unidentified woman told the operator in a somewhat rambling conversation. “Something is gonna happen,” she said....
  • Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny could spend election in jail

    02/23/2018 2:01:01 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb 2018 | M. Ilyushina, A. Dewan
    Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny was briefly detained in Moscow on Thursday, ahead of the country's presidential election from which he has been banned. Navalny, the best-known political opponent of President Vladimir Putin, reported his detention in a series of tweets and said authorities had begun legal proceedings against him for organizing anti-government protests. It's not clear when he might face court, but he could be jailed for a maximum of 30 days and could possibly still be in prison for the March 18 election. His chief of staff, Leonid Volkov, tweeted that he, too, had been detained. The Kremlin...
  • State trooper placed on paid leave after internal affairs investigation

    02/23/2018 1:37:32 PM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 11 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 2/23/2018
    As a coconspirator in a massive drug case, Leigha Genduso testified in federal court in 2007 about how she helped her live-in boyfriend deal marijuana and hide evidence. She acknowledged laundering money, smoking pot every day, and gift-wrapping pounds of marijuana for her own customer, court records show, but evaded criminal charges in exchange for testifying against her former fiance. Just a year later, Genduso was on the other side of the law, hired as a dispatcher for the Massachusetts State Police. And since 2014, she has served as a state trooper.
  • The Truth About AR-15 Rifles and Mass Shootings

    02/23/2018 1:08:12 PM PST · by fwdude · 31 replies
    Barbwire ^ | 23 February 2018 | Mark Landsbaum
    Everyone should agree to ban AR-15s. That was the conclusion of a recent article in the Atlantic magazine by a radiologist who was shocked by the bodily damage revealed in a CT scan of one of the victims of the mass murder at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The first tip-off that this was an emotion-driven, rather than fact-based argument was that this expert doctor admitted he had seen a grand total of two wounds with that “specific pattern of injury” in his entire medical experience. The second tip-off that he doesn’t know what he’s talking about was his...
  • BREAKING: An individual driving a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier near the White House

    02/23/2018 12:44:04 PM PST · by vladimir998 · 72 replies
    Secret Service Twitter ^ | 23 Feb 2018 | Secret Service
    BREAKING: An individual driving a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier near the White House at 17th & E. UPDATE: The female driver of the vehicle was immediately apprehended by Secret Service Uniformed Division Officers.
  • Gov. Rick Scott Pushes Firearm Confiscation Orders, Opposes Arming Teachers for School Safety

    02/23/2018 12:41:11 PM PST · by Cheerio · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Feb 2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Gov. Rick Scott (R) is pushing firearm confiscation orders and stands opposed to the suggestion that teachers should be armed for school safety. CNN reports that Scott is pushing a “Violent Threat Restraining Order,” which are similar to California’s Gun Violence Restraining Orders in that they a designed to secure court orders to confiscate firearms following a family member’s complaint. It is difficult to see how such orders–designed to be triggered by family requests–would have been effective against Nikolas Cruz. After all, the family with which he was staying repeatedly called the police on him in November 2017 but refused...
  • Analysis: Mueller is about to take a big step closer to Trump

    02/23/2018 11:46:43 AM PST · by detective · 63 replies
    MSN News ^ | 02/23/2018 | Philip Bump
    To date, four people have pleaded guilty to charges brought against them by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III and his team. Two were ancillary characters: a businessman who apparently sold bank account numbers to Russian trolls and a lawyer who’d worked with former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his longtime partner Rick Gates. Two were closer to the campaign. One is campaign adviser George Papadopoulos, whose connections to Russia-linked characters helped spur the initial investigation in July 2016 into whether President Trump’s campaign had aided Russian interference efforts. And then there’s Michael Flynn, a campaign aide who wound...
  • Turkey’s Navy Threatens To Sink Eni Drilling Ship Offshore Cyprus

    02/23/2018 11:38:34 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 17 replies
    Oil Price ^ | Feb 23, 2018, 12:00 PM CST | Tsvetana Paraskova
    Turkish Navy vessels threatened on Friday to sink a drilling ship that oil major Eni has hired to explore for oil and gas offshore Cyprus—a divided island whose northern part is run by Turkish Cypriots and is recognized only by Turkey.
  • Parkland Blood on Biden's Hands

    02/23/2018 11:33:57 AM PST · by detective · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 23, 2018 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Joe Biden is reportedly pondering a 2020 run against President Donald Trump, who has been accused of having blood on his hands regarding the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida by, among others, David Hogg, one of the surviving students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, who has become the media face of those pushing increased gun control after the tragedy:
  • France and Germany ask Putin to stop Syria attacks (on Efrin)

    02/23/2018 11:30:25 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 23, 2018 / 2:07 PM | Gabriela Baczynska
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday asked Russian President Putin to support a U.N. Security Council resolution calling for an immediate, month-long ceasefire in Syria. The two European Union leaders appealed to Putin -- whose military intervention in Syria gave President Bashar al-Assad the upper hand in the seven-year-old conflict -- to stop bombardments of the rebel-held pocket of eastern Ghouta. Warplanes from Assad’s government forces and their allies pounded the densely populated enclave east of the capital Damascus for a sixth straight day on Friday. “France and Germany call for an...
  • Trump to California: I’ll Pull ICE Officers Out if You Keep Harboring Illegals

    02/23/2018 11:30:12 AM PST · by Cheerio · 37 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | February 23, 2018 | Erin Coates
    President Donald Trump is considering pulling U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents out of California for protecting illegal immigrants. “Frankly it’s a disgrace, the sanctuary city situation,” Trump said at a White House meeting Thursday, according to The Hill. The president said that California has refused to cooperate with federal law enforcement since it declared itself a “sanctuary” jurisdiction. Trump added that if the federal agencies left the state, “you would have a crime mess like you’ve never seen in California.” “If we ever pulled our ICE out, if we ever said, ‘hey, let California alone, let them figure it...
  • I’m a military man and I think we should ban assault weapons

    02/23/2018 11:21:22 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 165 replies
    NY POST ^ | February 22, 2018 | 9:52pm | Updated | Ralph Peters
    Guns and I go back a long way. My father was a champion skeet shooter. A picture of him aiming his favorite pump skyward has pride of place in our living room. He owned fine rifles and shotguns, and he valued them. My first experience with pulling a trigger came late, by family standards. I was already 7 or 8 when my dad and “Uncle” George took me out back of Old Lily’s house and handed me a sawed-off shotgun (illegal then and now) kept handy for woodchucks and rattlesnakes. The recoil didn’t knock me off my feet, but my...
  • John Lott on Fox News: Debate on how to stop mass public shootings

    02/23/2018 11:01:34 AM PST · by rogerantone1 · 7 replies
    Dr. John Lott from the Crime Prevention Research Center and Igor Volsky with the Center for American Progress debated how to stop mass public shootings and the role of gun control. The discussion took place on Laura Ingraham’s show.
  • Sorry, Despite Gun-Control Advocates' Claims, U.S. Isn't The Worst Country For Mass Shootings

    02/23/2018 10:57:30 AM PST · by rogerantone1 · 15 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 22, 2018
    Gun Deaths: It's become commonplace to hear after a U.S. shooting tragedy that, when it comes to guns, America is just more violent than other countries, especially those in Europe, where many countries have stiff gun-control laws. It's a progressive shibboleth, but even some conservatives agree. The only problem is, it's not true. Yes, America does have a lot of gun violence. But more than other countries, especially in Europe?