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  • 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 FBIs 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 didnt mince words on Tuesday when asked about the FBIs 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 its a sad state of affairs in America when not only we have politicians being destroyed but when you go after peoples wives. Thats 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. Trumps 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 Trumps immigration enforcement executive order and instead have continued former President Barack Obamas 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 its impolite to hang up, but its 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 CNNs 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 theyre 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...
  • Why Clinton's Emails Matter

    11/01/2016 2:40:53 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 32 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 31, 2016 | Timothy Naftali
    It may come as a surprise that one of this countrys greatest experts on Richard M. Nixons many crimes is, in fact, Hillary Clinton. In 1974 she was, by many accounts, among the brightest members of the staff of the House Judiciary Committee that investigated Nixon and prepared the articles of impeachment. In this bizarre election year, it must be painful to her that she should find herself at the center of a scandal described by her hyperbolic political opponent, Donald J. Trump, as worse than Watergate. But while Emailgate is no Watergate, there are some noteworthy echoes. For one,...
  • Hundreds of Verizon customers are battling data over-limit fees

    09/23/2016 2:21:15 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 32 replies
    Syracuse Media Group ^ | September 09, 2016 | By Teresa Dixon Murray,
    It's been an interesting week. Last weekend, I wrote about a sudden surge in my family's cell phone data through Verizon. In my unscientific survey that lasted one week, every friend and acquaintance I asked said they were having the same problem: Their monthly data use had been soaring in recent months for no apparent reason. In some cases, using more data meant hefty over-limit fees. Well, well, well. Since my column ran a week ago, I've heard from about 700 Verizon customers (and quite a few AT&T customers too) in Ohio and many other states. Most have iPhones. Some...
  • Warren Buffett buys more Wells Fargo stock on a dip [Hillary supporter is its largest stockholder!]

    09/20/2016 11:29:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 3.29.2016
    Warren Buffett showed that the selloff in Wells Fargo & Co.s stock this year has just made him love the banking giant even more, as he boosted his stake in the company to 504.3 million shares, according to regulatory filings. Buffetts investment vehicle Berkshire Hathaway Inc. BRK.B, +0.01% now owns 10% of Wells Fargos common stock outstanding, making him by far the largest shareholder. That is up from 479.7 million shares, or a 9.45% stake, as of Dec. 31, filings show.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio Bows Out of Hillary Clinton Fundraiser

    08/22/2016 8:28:00 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Aug 2016 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Leonardo DiCaprio has backed out of a pricey fundraiser lunch for Hillary Clinton that the actor had been scheduled to host at his Los Angeles home this week. Pop star Justin Timberlake and his wife Jessica Biel will instead host the event at their home. .......snip......... But the timing of DiCaprios cancellation comes as the actors environmental-focused charitable organization, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, was linked to a $3 billion Malaysian embezzlement scheme in news reports last week. The foundation which focuses on climate change initiatives and hosts a glitzy annual party for hundreds of A-list celebrities and dignitaries ...
  • Watch Clinton Cash Online: See The Full Documentary About How Bill And Hillary Built Up (trunc)

    07/24/2016 2:17:47 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 23 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | July 23, 2016 | unknown
    Viewers can now watch Clinton Cash online and see the controversial documentary that uncovers how Bill and Hillary Clinton built up a net worth of more than $150 million and established a foundation that takes in $2 billion in donations since leaving the White House in 2001. The film was adapted from the New York Times bestseller Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich, written by Peter Schweizer. It follows the sources of the Clintons wealth and the seemingly intertwined and shadowy connections between her work as secretary...
  • Celebs, Media and Dem Pols responsible for spreading hate Alicia Colon

    07/19/2016 6:49:26 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 1 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | July 19, 2016 | Alicia Colon
    As I watched a video recently of Black Lives Matter protestors, I saw several of the mostly peaceful marchers raise their hands in the "Hands Up, Don't shoot" routine. Apparently, they haven't heard that Michael Brown never said that but since, celebrities, athletes, the mainstream media and of course, Democrats continue to spread that lie, who can blame the low infos from believing it. [snip] Certainly, the demonstrators don't even pay attention to what black journalists have reported but they aren't interested unless Beyonce, Jay-Z and other hip-hop singers tell them what to think. When MSNBC's Jonathan Capehart, wrote an...
  • When it comes to the Clintons, always follow the money

    06/13/2016 8:08:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 6/12/2016 | Hugh Hewitt
    To former President Bill Clinton's and former senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's long, long list of scandal, impropriety and simple embarrassment add two new entries: the curious cases of Rajiv Fernando and Laureate University. Steven Hayward of Power Line, one of the blogs that pioneered investigative blogging, put together a summary of the Laureate International Universities' facts, the most important three of which are that Bill Clinton served as the organization's "honorary chancellor" between 2010 and 2014, that he was paid $16.5 million to do so (good work if you can get it). The Department of State granted...
  • Donald Trump nabs billionaire GOP backer T. Boone Pickens

    05/11/2016 5:45:11 PM PDT · by Innovative · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | May 11, 2016 | Phil Mattingly, CNN
    Top Republican donors may be taking their time flocking to Donald Trump, but a prominent billionaire is on board: energy and hedge fund magnate T. Boone Pickens. Pickens, speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a hedge fund conference in Las Vegas, said he talked to Trump Monday and confirmed to the New York billionaire and presumptive nominee he'd support his candidacy.