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  • Fox News Legal Analyst Predicts FBI Will Recommend Hillary Clinton be Indicted for Crimes

    10/01/2015 4:19:26 PM PDT · by Libloather · 63 replies
    Independent Journal ^ | 9/30/15 | Frank Camp
    Fox News Legal Analyst Predicts FBI Will Recommend Hillary Clinton be Indicted for National Security Crimes **SNIP** Speaking to potential legal action, Napolitano added: “I think that the FBI will recommend to the Justice Department that she be indicted.” IJ spoke to Tom Fitton, President of the conservative watchdog organization Judicial Watch, who said that while he couldn’t speak to the charges of perjury: “There’s no doubt [Clinton’s] statement was not accurate.” At some point, it will be up to the judge to decide if Clinton perjured herself, or if her alleged lack of knowledge precludes her from such a...
  • CO Attorney General Orders Boulder to Stop Issuing Fake Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

    09/27/2015 6:29:57 PM PDT · by lonestar67 · 4 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 1, 2014 | Sarah Jean Seman
    Update: Hall ignored the deadline and proceeded to issue unconstitutional marriage licenses. As reported by The Denver Post: "This was not a hard decision. I'm proud to do this for my community," Hall said Tuesday afternoon, adding, "it's not about politics. This is about people who love each other." Hall's office has issued 88 marriage licenses to same-sex couples since Wednesday, when the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals struck Utah's ban on gay marriage.
  • Boehner Will Resign from Congress

    09/25/2015 6:32:27 AM PDT · by abb · 458 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 25, 2015 | JENNIFER STEINHAUER
    Speaker John A. Boehner will resign from Congress and give up his House seat at the end of October, according to aides in his office.
  • Emails Between Hillary Clinton and Petraeus Discovered, Contradicting Her Sworn Statement

    09/25/2015 1:36:09 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Sep 2015 | John Hayward
    Who ever knows how, or if, “the law” will apply to Democrat royalty? It sure looks as if Hillary Clinton committed perjury with her sworn statement that she turned over all of the official correspondence from her secret email server, and deleted only the yoga routines, cookie recipes, wedding reception plans, and so forth. What the Associated Press reported on Friday afternoon sounds like the “game over” moment Democrats have been fearing since the Clinton email scandal came to a boil: The Obama administration has discovered a chain of emails that Hillary Rodham Clinton failed to turn over when she...
  • Army Kicking Out Decorated Green Beret

    09/22/2015 7:01:29 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | As seen on The Kelly File
    Quinn said that they brought the police commander to their camp, where he confessed to the assault. When the man shrugged his shoulders and laughed in their faces, they threw him to the ground. Quinn explained that it wasn't meant to be revenge, but to send the message to the man and to the other local policemen that sexual assaults would not be tolerated.
  • U.S. Soldiers Told to Ignore Afghan Allies’ Abuse of Boys

    09/20/2015 11:28:19 AM PDT · by Theoria · 73 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 20 Sept 2015 | Joseph Goldstein
    In his last phone call home, Lance Cpl. Gregory Buckley Jr. told his father what was troubling him: From his bunk in southern Afghanistan, he could hear Afghan police officers sexually abusing boys they had brought to the base. “At night we can hear them screaming, but we’re not allowed to do anything about it,” the Marine’s father, Gregory Buckley Sr., recalled his son telling him before he was shot to death at the base in 2012. He urged his son to tell his superiors. “My son said that his officers told him to look the other way because it’s...
  • Ex-congressman’s top aide gets probation, fine for breaking election law

    09/15/2015 4:53:47 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 6 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | September 14, 2015 | By Jay Weaver
    At first, it looked like Jeffrey Garcia, the former campaign manager for ex-Congressman Joe Garcia, was heading to prison for breaking an election law, even after a prosecutor recommended probation as punishment. “The problem is, this type of crime strikes at the very core of our democracy,” U.S. District Judge Jose Martinez declared Monday, noting that he found it “infuriating” the way outsiders think of Miami as a “Banana Republic” because of all its fraud and corruption. But in the end, after telling the defense attorney for Jeffrey Garcia that he was confronting an “uphill road,” Martinez gave the defendant...
  • Clinton Told Aide to Send Classified Info to Personal Email Address

    09/01/2015 7:08:41 PM PDT · by markomalley · 44 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 9/1/15 | Lachlan Markay
    On the same day that the “hacktivist” group WikiLeaks posted tens of thousands of classified State Department communications online, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told a top deputy to send now-classified information to her personal email address, newly released emails reveal.“Here’s my personal email,” Clinton told former Sen. George Mitchell, then Clinton’s special envoy for Middle East peace. “Pls use this for reply.”Mitchell responded with details of discussions with Italian foreign minister Franco Frattini. Most of the contents of the email, released by the State Department on Monday night, are redacted pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act exemption designed...
  • The Clintons Continue To Clinton

    08/30/2015 7:17:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | August 30, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    What a mess. Every week, seemingly every other day, there is a new shady revelation about Bill and Hillary Clinton that manages to top the last one. For them there seems to be no bottom; for their supporters, there seems to be no self-respect. The hundreds of millions of dollars from corrupt governments, billionaires with agendas and God knows who else. The server wiped so thoroughly – and no, not with a cloth – you can tell someone learned the importance of cleanliness from the blue dress. And now we learn Bill, the former president, with more money than he...
  • IRS finds yet another Lois Lerner email account

    08/24/2015 6:40:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 88 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 24, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    ‘Toby Miles’ account linked to government businessLois Lerner had yet another personal email account used to conduct some IRS business, the tax agency confirmed in a new court filing late Monday that further complicates the administration’s efforts to be transparent about Ms. Lerner’s actions during the tea party targeting scandal. The admission came in an open-records lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch, a conservative public interest law firm that has sued to get a look at emails Ms. Lerner sent during the targeting. IRS lawyer Geoffrey J. Klimas told the court that as the agency was putting together a set of...
  • NYT Reporter: 'You Want Me to Indict and Damn Hillary Clinton? I'm Not Going to Do That'

    08/21/2015 6:51:39 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 53 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Finally! Something from a New York Times reporter you can absolutely, positively believe: that no matter the mounting evidence, he will not condemn Hillary Clinton for her email malfeasance. On today's Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough repeatedly tried to get Jeremy Peters to state whether he agreed with the federal judge who yesterday declared that Hillary had not "followed government policy" regarding her email. After haplessly trying to do anything but answer the question, an exasperated Peters finally sputtered: "you want, you want me to indict and damn Hillary? I'm not going to do that." View the video...
  • 'Born classified': Hillary Clinton's best argument in the email scandal just got destroyed

    08/21/2015 5:30:48 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 73 replies
    Reuters ^ | 21 Aug 15 | Unknown
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - For months, the U.S. State Department has stood behind its former boss Hillary Clinton as she has repeatedly said she did not send or receive classified information on her unsecured, private email account, a practice the government forbids. While the department is now stamping a few dozen of the publicly released emails as "Classified," it stresses this is not evidence of rule-breaking. Those stamps are new, it says, and do not mean the information was classified when Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner in the 2016 presidential election, first sent or received it. But the details included in...
  • Carville:Hillary EMail Controversy "Just Stupid Media" Won't "Amount To A Hill Of Beans"

    08/19/2015 2:46:26 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 78 replies ^ | August 19, 2015 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” Democratic strategist James Carville discussed Hillary Clinton deleting the emails from her tenure of Secretary of State and wiping her server clean. The long-time Clinton ally and said, “It’s just stupid media people talking to other stupid media people and spinning themselves up on something that’s not going to amount to a hill of beans.”
  • Hillary vets her own emails; Iran inspects its own nuclear sites. Anyone see a pattern here?

    08/19/2015 3:48:55 PM PDT · by ken5050 · 11 replies
    one man's opinion...
    Hillary's told us yet again, and emphatically so, that the supervisor is the one who gets to review all her emails, and decide which ones to erase. And since she's the supervisor, well...that's's just the way the cookie crumbles, so get over it. And now comes word that Obama has secretly approved a side deal in which Iran will be the one to inspect its own nuclear sites for any no-no's that violate the agreement. Anyone sense a pattern here?
  • Trump: Hillary Email Use 'a Crime' But Dems Won't Prosecute

    08/12/2015 5:19:22 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 12, 2015 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Hillary Clinton "committed a crime" by using a private email server, GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump said Tuesday night, but she'll probably get away with it because of Democrats in high places in the government. "You have Democrats [who] are all the prosecutors and they don't want to prosecute it," the New York businessman told Fox News' "Hannity" show host Sean Hannity. "Did she commit a crime? Yes. Will they prosecute it? Perhaps no. "Trump told Hannity that when the email scandal is added in with issues surrounding contributions to the Clinton Foundation, it combines to make a serious situation....
  • U.S.House & Senate Claim Only 45 Employees-Then Sign Up 12,359 on Obamacare Small-Business Exchange

    08/11/2015 5:43:51 AM PDT · by xzins · 30 replies
    CNS ^ | August 10, 2015 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives certified that they had only 45 employees each in order to sign up for the District of Columbia’s Small Business Exchange. But 12,359 - or 86 percent of the exchange's enrollees - are members of Congress, congressional staff members, and their spouses and dependents, according to an appeal filed with the D.C. Court of Appeals by Judicial Watch. The public interest law firm announced Monday that it is appealing the February dismissal of its lawsuit challenging congressional participation in the Obamacare exchange even though the D.C. Exchange Act limits enrollment to small...

    08/07/2015 7:06:53 PM PDT · by Buttons12 · 117 replies ^ | 8/7/15 | Sidney Powell
    In a letter sent to the U.S. State Department and just filed today with U.S. federal Judge Emmet G. Sullivan, the counsel for Cheryl Mills wrote: “Ms. Mills does not believe that she has paper copies of potential records in her possession. Following our production on August 10, 2015 [of the defense counsel’s version of the electronic records], we have instructed her to delete any and all electronic records in her possession.”
  • Obama ‘Modifies’ U.S. Oath of Allegiance to Accommodate Muslims

    08/06/2015 12:07:03 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 46 replies
    Human Events ^ | Thursday Aug 6, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    The Obama administration recently made changes to the Oath of Allegiance to the United States in a manner very conducive to Sharia, or Islamic law. On July 21, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced some “modifications” to the Oath of Allegiance which immigrants must take before becoming naturalized. The original oath required incoming citizens to declare that they will “bear arms on behalf of the United States” and “perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States” when required by the law. Now the USCIS says that “A candidate [to U.S. citizenship] may be eligible to...
  • The Right Way to Deal with Hypocrisy in the Church

    08/04/2015 3:14:17 AM PDT · by rhema · 42 replies
    The Stream ^ | August 3, 2015 | Michael Brown
    Without a doubt, we — the church and its congregants — have hurt our witness to the world with our hypocrisy, thereby undercutting our moral and spiritual authority. Why should people listen to us if we preach one thing and do another? How can we expose sin in the society when we’re practicing sin in the church? On what basis can we speak out against same-sex “marriage” when we’ve allowed our own marriages to go to pot? The pedophile priest scandal in the Catholic Church not only inflicted terrible suffering on the boys who were abused, but it also terribly...
  • The Surveillance State Goes Mainstream: Windows 10 Is Watching (& Logging) Everything

    08/02/2015 2:06:44 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 51 replies
    zerohedge ^ | 08/02/2015 | Tyler Durden!
    From the moment an account is created, Microsoft begins watching. The company saves customers' basic information - name, contact details, passwords, demographic data and credit card specifics - but it also digs a bit deeper... and finding answers is not easy, as one privacy expert exclaimed, "there is no world in which 45 pages of policy documents and opt-out settings split across 13 different Settings screens and an external website constitutes 'real transparency'."
  • Ex-NY State Sen. Leader John Sampson Convicted

    07/25/2015 12:34:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    NLPC ^ | July 25, 2015 | NLPC Staff
    New York State Senator John Sampson, a Democrat of Brooklyn, was convicted yesterday on three counts, including obstruction of justice. He was acquitted on six others, but the conviction should result in significant prison time. No date has yet been set for sentencing. Between 1998 and 2008, Sampson allegedly embezzled approximately $440,000 from the foreclosure sales of four Brooklyn properties on which he was a court- appointed referee. The embezzlement charges were thrown out because the state of limitations expired. The charges on which he was convicted relate to the cover-up. Reportedly, the Sampson investigation was an extension of...
  • Doonesbury pimps Jim Crow laws as GOP ideas

    07/19/2015 8:13:28 AM PDT · by W. · 23 replies ^ | 7.19.2015 | Trudeau
    Nothing like a little crap on your comix page. See it at the source link above.
  • 60 Minutes Australia: Special Investigation Spies Lords and Predators(UK powerful pedophiles)

    07/20/2015 3:26:40 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 4 replies
    Australia's 60Mins Special Investigation exposing the dark secrets of Britain's most powerful (pedophiles) men.
  • Are key Republican leaders in D.C. being blackmailed?

    07/18/2015 8:16:43 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 125 replies
    youtube ^ | Jun 16, 2015 | Wayne Allyn Root
    "I have the most important question of a lifetime for all of you. Are key Republican leaders in D.C. from the Senate, House and Supreme Court being blackmailed?" Video at link.
  • [AZ] cop illegally enters home, arrests naked woman: ‘I was in the shower! What is wrong with you?’

    07/17/2015 12:42:41 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 69 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | July 16, 2015 | Meg Wagner
    An Arizona cop barged into a woman’s home while she was in the shower and handcuffed her as she stood naked and sopping wet, according to a lawsuit. Officer Doug Rose lectured an unclothed, sobbing Esmeralda Rossi in front of her daughter and told her he was in charge, even though she was in her own home. Even as an investigation determined that Rose illegally entered the home, the policeman managed to retire and start collecting his pension. -snip- “Don’t take the attitude with cops, because we don’t play,” Rose said. “When a cop shows up, you’re not the one...
  • Disgraced Planned Parenthood Official Works For White House Staff…Her ‘Right-Wing’ Hatred EXPOSED

    07/16/2015 11:07:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/16/15 | Patrick Howley
    Disgraced Planned Parenthood official Deborah Nucatola’s shocking personal work history is coming to light. Records reveal that Nucatola was employed by a former White House staffer at the time that she was selling aborted baby fetus parts. A staunch political advocate, Nucatola railed against the “right-wing” Bush administration. What’s more, she so enjoyed her work in the abortion industry that she touted a T-shirt celebrating a drug used in the practice. Let’s break it down: Works for a White House staffer Nucatola is currently employed at Sexual Health Innovations, founded by former Obama White House staffer Jessica Ladd. Senior Obama...
  • Scott Walker backtracks on reaction to gay Boy Scout leaders

    07/15/2015 3:01:13 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 114 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/15/2015 | Adam Lerner
    Scott Walker stumbled over his own prior comments Wednesday, saying that when he called on the Boy Scouts to reinstate a ban on gay leaders because it “protected children,” he meant the ban protected them from media scrutiny. “The protection was not a physical protection,” Walker said Wednesday at an event in South Carolina, according to The New York Times. Rather, the Wisconsin governor continued, he was referring to “protecting them from being involved in the very thing you’re talking about right now, the political and media discussion about it, instead of just focusing on what Scouts is about, which...
  • Freeper exclusive: StemExpress info

    07/15/2015 10:54:11 PM PDT · by proust · 42 replies
    Wayback Machine ^ | July 16, 2015 | Archive
    The site selling aborted baby parts is gone, but you can still find out more in the wayback machine. Take a look and save it before they remove it too!
  • Boy Scouts of America votes to end ban on gay adults

    07/13/2015 2:07:02 PM PDT · by Morgana · 139 replies ^ | 7.13.2015 | bbc
    The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has unanimously approved a resolution to end the organisation's ban on gay adults working as leaders. The group's National Executive Board will meet to ratify the resolution on 27 July, the Boy Scouts said in a statement. It is a major step towards ending a policy that has caused deep rifts in the group, which was set up in 1910. The BSA voted to end a ban on allowing open gay boys to become scouts in 2013. Earlier this year, former US defence secretary Robert Gates, who is BSA president, told the group's national...
  • Gay Couple Quickly Granted Marriage License After Lawsuit By

    07/07/2015 1:24:50 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Monday, Jul 6, 2015 | David Warren, Jocelyn Lockwood
    A gay couple was granted a marriage license Monday shortly after filing a federal lawsuit against a county clerk in North Texas who cited religious opposition when denying them a license last week. Jim Cato and Joe Stapleton filed the lawsuit Monday morning against Hood County Clerk Katie Lang. The men said they were repeatedly turned away when trying to obtain a license last week in Granbury, the county seat, following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized gay marriage nationwide. The men were quickly granted a license and "are delighted" that they can get married in their home county,...
  • Peter Schweizer: Deleted Hillary Emails Probably Relate to ‘Clinton Cash’ Transactions

    07/05/2015 3:23:49 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 5, 2015 | By Staff
    During a C-SPAN interview on Sunday, July 5th, Clinton Cash author and Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer addressed the renewed interest in Hillary Clinton’s private email server, saying the scandal “works hand in glove with the issues raised” by his bestselling book. CALLER: I want to thank you for your passion and–I just–some people might think this is an unfounded witch hunt but, like Benghazi or a conservative attack on the Clintons, again, but my question is, why do you think that political adversaries of Hillary, particularly the 2016 presidential candidates–why do you think they haven’t taken action, especially...
  • Greek Debt Crisis: How Goldman Sachs Helped Greece to Mask its True Debt

    07/01/2015 7:45:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | 02/08/2010 | By Beat Balzli
    Goldman Sachs helped the Greek government to mask the true extent of its deficit with the help of a derivatives deal that legally circumvented the EU Maastricht deficit rules. At some point the so-called cross currency swaps will mature, and swell the country's already bloated deficit. Greeks aren't very welcome in the Rue Alphones Weicker in Luxembourg. It's home to Eurostat, the European Union's statistical office. The number crunchers there are deeply annoyed with Athens. Investigative reports state that important data "cannot be confirmed" or has been requested but "not received." Creative accounting took priority when it came to totting...
  • Disbelief over Chelsea Clinton’s $65,000 speaking fee

    06/30/2015 12:59:30 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 67 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/30/15 | Marketwatch
    The reaction from around the Twitterverse to news that a university paid $65,000 for Chelsea Clinton to make a brief appearance in 2014 can largely be summed up in one word. What?! Tuesday morning, the Washington Post reported the University of Missouri at Kansas City was looking for a celebrity speaker to headline a gala luncheon, and initially reached out to Hillary Clinton. But when Clinton’s representatives quoted a fee of $275,000, officials balked. So they turned to the Democratic presidential front-runner’s daughter. As reported by the Post, the university paid $65,000 for Chelsea Clinton’s appearance.
  • Ted Cruz: ‘Voters Would Be Astonished’ To Know What GOP Senators Say And Do In Private

    06/29/2015 2:37:36 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 47 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 29, 2014 | Alex Pappas
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz writes in his new book that conservative voters would be “astonished” if they knew what Republican senators were really doing and saying in private meetings on Capitol Hill. “During my time in the Senate, I’ve been amazed how many senators pose one way in public—as fiscal conservatives or staunch Tea Party supporters, for example—and then in private do little or nothing to advance those principles,” Cruz writes in his new book, “A Time For Truth.” “Indeed, if transcripts of our Senate lunches were released to the public, I think many voters would be astonished,” the Republican...
  • Gary Hart: America’s Founding Principles Are in Danger of Corruption

    06/28/2015 7:03:08 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 51 replies
    TIME ^ | June 26, 2015 | By Gary Hart
    Welcome to the age of vanity politics and campaigns-for-hire. What would our founders make of this nightmare? Four qualities have distinguished republican government from ancient Athens forward: the sovereignty of the people; a sense of the common good; government dedicated to the commonwealth; and resistance to corruption. Measured against the standards established for republics from ancient times, the American Republic is massively corrupt. From Plato and Aristotle forward, corruption was meant to describe actions and decisions that put a narrow, special, or personal interest ahead of the interest of the public or commonwealth. Corruption did not have to stoop to...

    06/23/2015 4:29:02 AM PDT · by Leto · 733 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 June 2015 | Ted Cruz
    As a general matter, I agree (as did Ronald Reagan) that free trade is good for America; when we open up foreign markets, it helps American farmers, ranchers, and manufacturers. But TPA in this Congress has become enmeshed in corrupt Washington backroom deal-making, along with serious concerns that it would open up the potential for sweeping changes in our laws that trade agreements typically do not include. Since the Senate first voted on TPA, there have been two material changes. First, WikiLeaks subsequently revealed new troubling information regarding the Trade in Services Agreement, or TiSA, one of the trade deals...
  • Physician expelled from staff for telling the truth about homosexual behavior

    06/21/2015 9:52:44 PM PDT · by massmike · 78 replies ^ | 06/22/2015 | n/a
    On March 30, a major Harvard-affiliated hospital in Boston, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), expelled a well-respected urologist from its medical staff because he voiced concerns about the unhealthy nature of homosexual behavior and objected to the hospital’s aggressive promotion of “gay pride” activities. Dr. Paul Church has been a urologist on the BIDMC staff in Boston for nearly 30 years. He is a member of the Harvard Medical School faculty. He has done research on diagnosing prostate and bladder cancer, and has been a frequent volunteer for medical mission projects in Mexico and Africa. He has also spoken...
  • Posing Questions of Photographic Ethics

    06/21/2015 6:32:16 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 31 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 6/16/2015 | James Estrin
    Most curators hope to get glowing reviews and popular acclaim when they mount an exhibit. Michael Kamber, on the other hand, is expecting some blowback for his latest show, “Altered Images: 150 Years of Posed and Manipulated Documentary Photography,” which opens this weekend at the Bronx Documentary Center. And he’s perfectly O.K. with that. “I think there will be some unhappy people,” said Mr. Kamber, a photojournalist and founder of the center. “That’s good. If people would stop faking photos, then they wouldn’t have to be worried about being called out.” The exhibit, a selection of well-known images that have...

    06/21/2015 2:45:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Phoenix New Times ^ | FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2015 | RAY STERN
    Karen Finley, former CEO of the Phoenix-based Redflex Traffic Systems, pleaded guilty today in federal court to an eight-year bribery-and-fraud scheme that helped the company retain photo-enforcement contracts with two Ohio cities. Finley, 55, of Cave Creek, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Terence P. Kemp of the Southern District of Ohio to a charge of "conspiracy to commit federal programs bribery and honest services wire and mail fraud," the U.S. Department of Justice announced this morning. She resigned from the company in 2013 after the corruption scheme was alleged by a whistle-blower. Top executives in Redflex's Australian-based parent company,...
  • The big payback: why are rappers suddenly OK with shilling for big brands?

    06/20/2015 10:06:57 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 9 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Wednesday 17 June 2015 09.02 EDT | Ben Westhoff
    As we learned from Mad Men, the advertising industry is ever intent on harnessing trends that are bubbling up organically. Countercultural ideals (say, hippie-era peace and love) are wedded to a mainstream product (say, Coke) and blasted to the mainstream before anyone knows what’s hit them. Which is why hip-hop and advertising go together so well. Firmly rooted in youth culture, hip-hop is edgy but accessible, a combination that companies adore. It can be exciting to see your favorite rapper validated in big-name plugs, whether it’s Jay Z for Hewlett Packard or Eminem for Chrysler. But for every carefully considered,...
  • Perhaps the world's conspiracy theorists have been right all along

    06/20/2015 9:28:21 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 9 replies ^ | 15 Jun 2015 | Alex Proud
    Paedophiles This one seems like a particularly dark and grisly thriller. At first it was just a few rubbish light entertainers. Then it was a lot more entertainers. Then we had people muttering about the political establishment – and others counter-muttering don’t be ridiculous, that’s a conspiracy theory. But it wasn’t. Now, it’s a slow-motion train crash and an endless series of glacial government inquiries.
  • City Council President Andy Ginther caught up in red-light camera bribe case ( Ohio Democrats )

    06/19/2015 1:55:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | June 19, 2015 | Lucas Sullivan & Darrel Rowland
    A former chief executive officer of the red-light camera company Redflex has pleaded guilty to bribing Columbus elected officials - including Council President Andrew Ginther - through the Ohio Democratic Party to install the cameras and keep them operating in the city. Karen L. Finley, 55, of Cave Creek, Ariz., pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit federal programs bribery, according a press release from Carter M. Stewart, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio. Records from the U.S. District in Columbus show that from 2005 to 2013, Finley made campaign contributions to elected public officials in...
  • Public Pot Smoking Could Be Put To Vote

    06/18/2015 8:13:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | June 18, 2015
    Marijuana use could soon be seen in bars, restaurants, or any public place if a proposed ballot measure makes it on the ballot and is passed by voters. “It says any private business can decide if it wants to permit adults to use marijuana,” said marijuana proponent Mason Tvert. Tvert, well-known as the driving force behind Amendment 64 which legalized recreational marijuana in Colorado, is considering a new ballot measure that would vastly expand where people can use pot in Denver. “The community in Denver has been very clear that they don’t think adults should be treated like second-class citizens...
  • Friends of New Jersey Senator Cory Booker raking in the dough

    06/18/2015 8:21:30 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/18/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    The crazy corrupt corporation known as Newark Watershed Conservation Development Corporation (NWC) picks up about $10 MILLION a year from taxpayers to run a shadow government that allegedly funnels largess into the pockets of pals of US Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ). But true to form, New England media lefties zip their lips while pulling “SEND” off of their keyboards. And did we expect anything else? Reformers like Jeff Tittel of the Sierra Club calls the NWC the “Newark Watershed Development & Corruption Corp.” Supposedly set up to run land holdings around northwest New Jersey reservoirs, Tittel says, “the NWCDC was...
  • Attkisson: Hillary Scrubbed Benghazi Emails From Server

    06/17/2015 11:44:44 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 60 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 17, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Hillary Clinton scrubbed her Benghazi emails. That is the logical conclusion drawn by investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson who, while at CBS, fought to break stories exposing the Obama administration’s lies on “phony” scandals from Fast and Furious to Benghazi and for her efforts had her computer hacked and monitored, likely by administration operatives concerned by her revelations and curious about her sources. Attkisson said on NewsmaxTV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show” recently that she thought it was a common sense conclusion that Hillary Clinton erased the contents of her personal email server, created and used in violation of the National Records...
  • The Clinton Foundation Reeks of Crooks, Thieves, and Hoods

    06/16/2015 7:41:10 AM PDT · by safetysign · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/16/2015 | Delroy Murdock
    Hillary Clinton “re-launched” her floundering campaign Saturday on Roosevelt Island, formerly and fittingly known as Welfare Island. Clinton’s desperate effort to associate herself with “everyday Americans” contrasts starkly with the crooked elites with whom she and Bill normally cavort. In fact, the Clinton Foundation, Bill and Hillary’s elaborate slush fund, includes numerous donors and even one-time board members with dodgy backgrounds, shady dealings, and even criminal convictions that should repel rather than lure a once and perhaps future president of the United States. Peter Schweizer’s meticulously researched new best-seller Clinton Cash (complete with 635 endnotes) delineates this ultimate power couple’s...
  • The Art of Voter Amnesia: What's an ID?

    06/13/2015 12:24:00 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 9 replies
    Self | 6/13/15 | Me
    Democrats never say they are committed to stopping voter fraud, merely that they're dedicated to "everyone" voting. This smug admission tells you everything you need to know, or in other words, nothing you didn't already suspect. The truth is Voter ID doesn't discriminate against or disenfranchise anyone. How can it when everyone is held to same standard of accountability? If you can't even verify your identity, validate and protect the authenticity of your vote, how are you a victim of anything other than your own ignorance and apathy? People have TWO YEARS in-between elections to get a damn photo ID;...
  • Report Reveals UN Peacekeepers Trade Goods for Sex

    06/13/2015 12:23:22 PM PDT · by pabianice · 22 replies
    A draft UN report has revealed that UN peacekeepers routinely flout a ban of the international organization and pay for sex with money, dresses, jewelry, perfume, cell phones and other items in a flagrant exploitation of poverty-stricken populations they are meant to protect. Reuters received a copy of the draft report, which was conducted by the UN Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS), and detailed how UN forces bought the sexual services of hundreds of women in Haiti and Liberia who said they were forced to sell their bodies due to hunger and poverty. "Evidence from two peacekeeping mission countries...
  • Woman Rushed to Local Hospital After She’s Injured in Apparent Botched Abortion

    06/11/2015 4:32:56 PM PDT · by kathsua · 7 replies
    Life News ^ | Jun 9, 2015 | Cheryl Sullenger
    Pro-life activists are reporting that a medical emergency took place on June 6, 2015, at the Orlando Women’s Center, a high-volume abortion facility owned by the notorious abortionist James Pendergraft. Michele Herzog of the Pro-life Action Ministries Central Florida posted heartbreaking photos on Facebook showing a young, African-American woman as she was wheeled out the back door of the abortion facility and loaded into an awaiting ambulance. She was transported to a Winnie Palmer Hospital. Also responding to the incident were six other police and fire vehicles, including a Fire Department ladder truck, a Fire Department supervisor’s vehicle, and four...
  • Miss Piggy Comes Out as Pro-Abortion

    06/08/2015 8:19:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 38 replies
    breitbart ^ | 6 Jun 2015 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    One of children’s favorite Muppets and a feminist icon, Jim Henson’s Miss Piggy character, is now officially on record as being pro-choice, after an MSNBC interviewer asked her point blank for her stance on abortion. This year, Miss Piggy was chosen for the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art’s First Award at the Brooklyn Museum, where she publicly proclaimed, “Moi is a feminist!” “Today I have come to you as a tough woman, a proud feminist, an international star, a best-selling author, icon, diva … and now I have a Sackler Center First Award,” Miss Piggy said at the...