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  • Judge Finds ‘unlawful’ Ballot Destruction in 2016 Wasserman Schultz Race

    05/15/2018 9:19:33 PM PDT · by BBell · 35 replies
    http://shark-tank.com/ ^ | 5/14/18 | Daniel Molina
    2016 was a tough year for Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz as she was plagued with controversy, and now a judge has ruled that the elections supervisor, Brenda Snipes, in Broward county broke federal and state law by unlawfully destroying ballots that were cast in the primary race that Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz won. The case was brought by Wasserman Schutlz’s opponent who wanted to investigate voting irregularities. As a result, Governor Rick Scott has announced that he’ll be reviewing the Judge’s order and that her office will be monitored. In a written statement, Scott’s office explained that “During the upcoming election,...
  • Pope cancels audience with Papal Foundation donors after objections to $25 million grant

    03/23/2018 6:06:38 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    John-Henry Westen ^ | March 23, 2018 | LifeSite News
    Pope cancels audience with Papal Foundation donors after objections to $25 million grant John-Henry Westen Follow John-Henry catholic , papal foundation , pope francis WASHINGTON, D.C., March 23, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Francis has cancelled a regular meeting with donors to the Papal Foundation, a US-based charity that contributes to the works of the Pope. The cancellation comes just after the members objected strenuously to a personal request by the Pope for the Foundation to grant $25 million to a Rome hospital plagued with allegations of money laundering and financial corruption. The cancelled meeting is being called “vindictive” by Papal Foundation...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Bergoglio ignores pleas of Maradiaga victims of fraud

    03/03/2018 1:55:27 PM PST · by ebb tide
    Vox Cantoris ^ | March 3, 2018 | EMILIANO FITTIPALDI
    Bergoglio ignores pleas of Maradiaga victims of fraud Bergoglio friend and confidant Oscar Maradiaga has been implicated in financial fraud. The corruption and investigation of the Bishop of Rome's advisor began in December. Now, it is revealed of a direct case where friends of Maradiaga were taken in by him and Vatican officials, including Bergoglio, have done nothing. http://espresso.repubblica.it/inchieste/2018/03/02/news/ingannati-e-traditi-mi-hanno-rubato-tutto-le-accuse-contro-il-braccio-destro-del-papa-1.319034?refresh_ce and: http://espresso.repubblica.it/inchieste/2018/02/05/news/maradiaga-conti-dubbi-1.317885 "Deceived and betrayed, they stole everything." The charges against the Pope's right arm The wife of the former head of the Vatican Diplomatic Corps speaks. "The cardinal Oscar Maradiaga, our brotherly friend for 40 years, in 2012 has pushed...
  • Baltimore trial of police officers uncovers stunning levels of corruption

    02/14/2018 9:49:07 AM PST · by rktman · 21 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 2/13/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    As we’ve discussed here previously, a series of trials have been underway in Baltimore, Maryland alleging widespread corruption among members of the city’s Gun Trace Task Force. This week, the trial of two detectives associated with that unit, Daniel Hersl and Marcus Taylor, ended in convictions on serious charges which could lead to lengthy prison sentences. The details of the robberies they pulled off and the shocking abuse of police authority were stunning even to those who have seen some of the worst incidents of official corruption. (Baltimore Sun)
  • Yes, the FBI is America's secret police

    02/01/2018 12:23:00 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/11/17 | James Bovard
    Politifact delivered a “pants on fire” slam to Fox News on Friday because one of its commentators asserted that the Federal Bureau of Investigation “has become America's secret police.” The FBI has legions of new champions nowadays among liberals and Democrats who hope that its probes will end Donald Trump’s presidency.... ...the FBI explicitly teaches its agents that “the FBI has the ability to bend or suspend the law to impinge on the freedom of others.” No FBI official was fired or punished when that factoid leaked out because this has been the Bureau’s tacit code for eons. Similarly, an...
  • An In-depth Interview with Attorney Tom Mars (truncated)

    12/12/2017 5:21:12 AM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 2 replies
    Winning Cures everything ^ | Monday, December 11, 2017, 3:43 PM | Gary Segars
    Several players from Ole Miss made a trip to Michigan to visit with Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverine football program this past weekend. After the events of the last few weeks – Matt Luke hired as coach, the NCAA sanctions handed down, players stating that they wanted to transfer, etc – I wanted to dig into what all is happening. As I was putting information together for this story, it was announced that Lee Tyner is resigning from his post. On December 7th, I read an article by Brad Logan at Gridiron now, titled “Ole Miss Must Defend Itself –...
  • DNC STAFFERS MOCKED THE BERNIE SANDERS CAMPAIGN, LEAKED EMAILS SHOW

    11/03/2017 12:14:13 PM PDT · by Servant · 10 replies
    The Intercept ^ | July 22, 2016 | Zaid Jalani
    On May 18th, DNC staffer Kate Houghton forwarded to Wasserman-Schultz a Breitbart News story highlighting remarks by MSNBC anchor Mika Brzezinski in which she called for the chairwoman to step down over perceived bias against Sanders during the presidential primary. Wasserman-Schultz reacted angrily, writing that this was the “LAST straw” and instructing communications director Luis Miranda to call MSNBC president Phil Griffin to demand an apology from Brzezinski.
  • Inside Hillary Clinton’s Secret Takeover of the DNC

    11/02/2017 4:57:58 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 30 replies
    politico ^ | 11/02/17 | DONNA BRAZILE
    ... I had promised Bernie when I took the helm of the Democratic National Committee after the convention that I would get to the bottom of whether Hillary Clinton’s team had rigged the nomination process, as a cache of emails stolen by Russian hackers and posted online had suggested. I’d had my suspicions from the moment I walked in the door of the DNC a month or so earlier, based on the leaked emails. ... So I followed the money. My predecessor, Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, had not been the most active chair in fundraising at a time when...
  • How Does A $3 Toll Turn Into A $20 Rental Car Charge?

    09/22/2017 7:57:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    Consumerist ^ | August 10, 2017 | Ashlee Kieler
    Cashless payment systems like E-ZPass have helped make highway driving a less irksome experience by speeding up lines. Rental car companies even offer this option so you don’t have to worry about an embarrassing last-minute scrounge for change at the tollbooth, but rental car customers are now realizing that this convenience can come at a huge price.We’ve previously told you about some of the steep fees involved in using a rental company’s toll-paying device, but those fees could be small change compared to penalties for drivers who use the car’s device without even realizing it.The Pew’s Stateline recently took a...
  • IRS has rehired disgraced employees

    08/28/2017 2:07:56 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 8-2i-17 | Ed Feulner
    Would you hire someone who had falsified documents or been convicted of theft? Probably not. But then again, you're not the IRS.
  • Ex-NY State Senate Leader Malcolm Smith Gets Seven Years (Gregory Meeks associate)

    07/02/2015 8:48:45 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    NLPC ^ | July 2, 2015 | Peter Flaherty
    Former New York Senator Malcolm Smith was yesterday sentenced to seven years in prison for bribery and related offenses. He was convicted in February. A former majority leader in the New York Senate, Smith was defeated for re-election in 2014. Smith is the latest associate of U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY) headed to jail. Formal investigations of several New York politicians began in 2010 after the National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) exposed corruption through stories in the New York Post, New York Times and New York Daily News. The first story, in the New York Post of January 31,...
  • Illinois budget backlog is giving health care providers, patients a headache

    07/29/2017 7:54:18 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 27 July 2017 | Dawn Rhodes
    Betty La France found a way to deal with a doctor who demanded she pay her entire bill upfront because the state could not be counted on to pay insurance reimbursement: She stopped going. While IL leaders waged a two-year budget battle, the state fell years behind in reimbursing medical providers for their services, skimping physicians and dentists even if their patients were up-to-date with their premiums. At public universities, officials and workers say some doctors and dentists, particularly those outside an insurance plan's provider network, increasingly asked patients to pick up the state's tab during the impasse. Some physicians,...
  • Bernie Sanders rips FBI’s ‘pathetic’ probe into his wife

    06/28/2017 4:29:13 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 68 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 6/27/17 | Chris Perez
    Sen. Bernie Sanders didn’t mince words on Tuesday when asked about the FBI’s investigation into his wife — calling it a “pathetic” and politically motivated attack, spurred by President Trump. “My wife is about the most honest person I know,” the Vermont lawmaker told CNN. “All that I will tell you now is it’s a sad state of affairs in America when not only we have politicians being destroyed… but when you go after people’s wives. That’s pretty pathetic,” he said.
  • Tillerson picked as SOS, Recommended by James Baker and Robert Gates

    12/12/2016 8:15:33 PM PST · by nwrep · 116 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Dec 12, 2016 | By MICHAEL D. SHEAR and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Mr. Tillerson emerged as a contender on the strong recommendations of James A. Baker III, the secretary of state under President George Bush, and Robert M. Gates, the former defense secretary, according to a person briefed on the process. Mr. Kushner and Mr. Trump’s chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, advocated strongly for Mr. Tillerson, and the president-elect became intrigued.
  • Press coverage of Trump in first month of office: 88 percent ‘hostile,’ says new study

    03/02/2017 9:16:15 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 03/02/2017 | Jennifer Harper
    There was no press honeymoon for President Trump during his first month in office. A meticulous new study by the Media Research Center finds that 88 percent of the broadcast news coverage of Mr. Trump and his team was “hostile” during the first 30 days of office. The coverage was intense and plentiful. The study, which analyzed both tone and content for evening newscasts on ABC, NBC and CBS, found that the “Big Three” networks produced 16 hours of coverage on the new president and his staff. That is over half — 54 percent — of their total coverage for...
  • Few Rogue Border Agents Resist Trump Policies

    02/18/2017 7:39:31 AM PST · by Cheerio · 29 replies
    Polizette ^ | 17 Feb 2017 | Brendan Kirby
    Union leader says some stations continue to follow Obama 'catch and release' directives Some border patrol stations have been slow to carry out President Donald Trump’s immigration enforcement executive order and instead have continued former President Barack Obama’s “catch-and-release” policies, according to a union official. Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, told LifeZette that he raised concerns Thursday with U.S. Border Patrol Chief Ronald Vitiello. He said he is confident that issue soon will be corrected. But Judd said as recently as Thursday, some border patrol stations were still releasing border-jumpers, often without even issuing notices to...
  • ‘Can You Hear Me?’ Phone Scam Has Police Warning People to Hang Up Immediately(fakenews?)

    01/31/2017 4:55:40 AM PST · by rktman · 29 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/30/2017 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Police say scammers record the “yes” response and play it back to victims who try to deny the charges while the scammers try to threaten legal action. Law enforcement officials say the scam is a variation of one that began in late 2016. “You say ‘yes,’ it gets recorded and they say that you have agreed to something,” Susan Grant, director of consumer protection and privacy for the Consumer Federation of America, told CBS News. “I know that people think it’s impolite to hang up, but it’s a good strategy.”
  • Hungary To Launch Crackdown On All George Soros-Funded Organizations

    01/10/2017 3:08:43 PM PST · by blam · 13 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 1-10-2017 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler DurdenJanuary 10, 2017 In a dramatic example of blowback against the establishment in the post-Trumpian world, Hungary announced it plans to crack down on non-governmental organizations linked to billionaire George Soros now that Donald Trump will occupy the White House. The European Union member, and native country of Soros, will use "all the tools at its disposal" to “sweep out” NGOs funded by the Hungarian-born financier, which “serve global capitalists and back political correctness over national governments,” Szilard Nemeth, a vice president of the ruling Fidesz party, told reporters on Tuesday. No one answered the phone at the Open...
  • CNN Is Now Least Trusted News Network Among Viewers

    01/09/2017 8:50:48 PM PST · by blam · 25 replies
    The AntiMedia ^ | 1-9-2017
    (MPN) A recent poll of cable news network viewers found that CNN’s regular audience is far more skeptical of the political news they receive than Fox News fans. In the poll published Wednesday by Rasmussen Reports, 1,000 likely voters were asked to describe their media viewing habits. Seventy-five percent said they watch at least some form of cable news each week, with 42 percent saying they most frequently watch Fox News, 35 percent usually choosing CNN, and 19 percent favoring MSNBC. An even 50 percent of frequent Fox News viewers agreed with a followup question, “Do you trust the political...
  • Watch CNN Hosts Panic As The Audience Shouts “Lock Her Up” On Live TV!

    11/02/2016 7:35:15 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 32 replies
    USA Politics Today ^ | Conservative Army
    Video-CNN [LOCK HER UP!] America is angry at Hillary and democrats. American mass media do not understand that. And especially CNN, because they are trying to help Hillary, so look what happens when that anger will collide with CNN, it is funny! >> One of the worst things the liberal media can do is start a live segment where they present their views in public. Not only is it because they’re bought and paid for by the Clinton campaign and her special interests, but for the fact that they look like absolute fools when the American public gets a hold...