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  • Chelsea Clinton Gets Lifetime Achievement Award for Doing Nothing

    03/22/2017 5:27:06 PM PDT · by Bon mots · 60 replies
    Heat St. ^ | March 21, 2017 | Emily Zanotti
    Next month, Variety magazine will host its annual “Women in Power” luncheon, where it will pass out honors and awards to several lucky ladies who have dedicated their lives to the service of others. The “Lifetime Impact Honorees” are all women whose work in 2016 and before have made the world a better place. This year, for no apparent reason, Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, will get a one of those awards for her service to…well, that part’s not quite clear. But she’ll be honored for her achievement anyway.Read More...
  • Obama didn't know it when "FBI probe of Trump-Russia ties began last summer"? (vanity)

    03/21/2017 3:12:17 AM PDT · by granada · 34 replies
    vanity ^ | 2017/3/21 | Granada
    And no surveillance (including wiretapping) on Trump?
  • Federal surveys trim LGBT questions, alarming advocates

    03/20/2017 5:00:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 20, 2017 4:57 PM EDT | Matt Sedensky
    LGBT advocates are questioning the Trump administrations quiet deletion of questions on sexuality from two federal surveys. Combined with the withdrawal of another planned survey evaluating the effectiveness of a homelessness project for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth, the moves have alarmed watchdogs who worry they may point to a manipulation of government data collection to serve the ideology of a government they view as hostile to their causes. In an age when LGBT rights are such a part of the national discussion, the Trump administration is choosing to not only ignore us but erase us from the discussion,...
  • Brazile admits she forwarded debate questions to Clinton camp

    03/17/2017 5:14:39 PM PDT · by unlearner · 184 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/17/17 | Adam Shaw
    Former interim Democratic National Committee Chair Donna Brazile admitted Friday that she forwarded Democratic primary debate questions to members of Hillary Clinton's campaign something she had previously denied. ... As a Christian woman, I understand persecution, but I will not sit here and be persecuted, Brazile said. Your information is totally false. ... My job was to make all our Democratic candidates look good, and I worked closely with both campaigns to make that happen. But sending those emails was a mistake I will forever regret, she wrote.
  • Commentary: The real reason New York US Attorney Preet Bharara was asked to resign

    03/16/2017 8:09:16 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 27 replies
    The Carribbean Radio ^ | March 15, 2017 | Richard Lawless
    Before the inauguration, Donald Trump and Preet Bharara met and an agreement was struck that would keep US Attorney Bharara in his current position in New York under a new Trump administration. New York Senator Charles Schumer was instrumental in getting Bharara appointed to that position and in return was asked from time to time to do favors for the senator and his allies. Up until recently, President Trump had no idea what was really going on. Once President Trumps staff understood the quid pro quo, they had no choice but to ask for Bhararas resignation.
  • Top Navy officials charged in 'staggering' bribery scheme involving classified information

    03/15/2017 9:03:55 AM PDT · by Baynative · 109 replies
    KNSS RADIO ^ | 3-14-17 | David Rind
    (WASHINGTON) -- Nine high-ranking U.S. Navy officers, including one former admiral, have been charged with trading classified information in exchange for travel, dinner and prostitution services from a foreign defense contractor -- the latest charges in the widening probe, according to the Justice Department. According to the Justice Department, the Navy officials allegedly took in expensive travel and entertainment expenses as well as prostitution services while steering contracts toward the company, Glenn Defense Marine Asia (GDMA), and blocking its competitors. They allegedly used fake names and foreign email address to keep their actions secret.
  • Comey: There is no such thing as absolute privacy in America

    03/09/2017 4:50:45 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 50 replies
    1776 Coalition ^ | 3/9/2017 | Mary Kay Mallonee and Eugene Scott
    FBI Director James Comey warned Wednesday that Americans should not have expectations of absolute privacy, adding that he planned to finish his term leading the FBI. There is no such thing as absolute privacy in America; there is no place outside of judicial reach, Comey said at a Boston College conference on cybersecurity. He made the remark as he discussed the rise of encryption since 2013 disclosures by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden revealed sensitive US spy practices. Even our communications with our spouses, with our clergy members, with our attorneys are not absolutely private in America, Comey...
  • 10 Arrested in Berkeley, Elderly Man Assaulted Following Violent Anti-Trump Protest

    03/05/2017 5:44:50 AM PST · by PreciousLiberty · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/4/2017 | CHARLIE NASH
    Ten people were arrested in Berkeley, California on Saturday following an anti-Trump protest that sought to counter a march in support of President Trump. A total of 10 people were arrested, including five for battery, four for assault with a deadly weapon and one for resisting arrest, reported The Marin Independent Journal on Saturday. Police reported items confiscated among the combatants were: metal pipes, bats, 2x4s and pieces of wood. A group with bricks was detained, and their bricks confiscated.' ...snip... UFC veteran and professional MMA fighter Jake Shields was even forced to rescue a man who was being assaulted...
  • Suspect at large after 2 Houston police officers shot. (Officer critical condition.)

    02/28/2017 12:57:58 PM PST · by Strac6 · 13 replies
    A shooting in Houston wounded two police officers Tuesday, one critically, as investigators engaged in a frantic hunt for one suspect. Officials urged people in the area, in the city's southwest, to shelter in place, Fox 26 reported. An additional suspect was killed in the gunfire, according to KTRK. Police were approaching a home in a burglary call when shots rang out, sources told Fox 26. One officer was in critical condition at Memorial Hermann Hospital-Texas Medical Center but injuries were unclear. The officer officer was recovering in stable condition at Ben Taub Hospital. Aerial video from the scene showed...
  • Unreal: Chicago Names City Street After Terrorist

    02/26/2017 4:09:47 PM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2017 | Leah Barkoukis
    In truly progressive fashion, Chicago renamed one of its streets after a terrorist. Earlier this month Alderman Robert Maldonado submitted a proposal to name three blocks of a city street after Oscar Lopez Rivera, the founder of the Puerto Rican terror group FALN, which was responsible for 120 bombings and armed robberies in the U.S. during the 70s and 80s that killed nine and injured hundreds of others. On Wednesday, aldermen approved the measure honoring Lopez Rivera, the terrorist whose 70-year sentence was recently commuted by Barack Obama. Aldermen also voted to approve an honorary street re-naming for Puerto...
  • Trump: DNC Chairman's Race Rigged

    02/26/2017 5:02:24 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 141 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 02/26/17
    President Trump early Sunday tweeted that the race for Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairman was rigged. Bernie's guy, like Bernie himself, never had a chance. Clinton demanded Perez! Trump added. Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez on Saturday defeated Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) to become the next DNC chairman in a win for centrist Democrats. The race, which split along establishment-grassroots lines, in many ways mirrored the divisive 2016 presidential primary between Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Hillary Clinton. Sanders and many of his allies backed Ellison, the first-ever Muslim elected to Congress and a star on the left. Congratulations to...
  • Director Judd Apatow: Living with Trump as President Is Like Getting Raped, Murdered

    02/20/2017 10:30:10 AM PST · by drewh · 45 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 20 feb 2017 | Kristine Marsh
    <p>Do rape jokes ever count as comedy? Apparently they do when Trump is involved. Liberal Hollywood writer and producer of films like Bridesmaids and Anchorman Judd Apatow actually compared living with Trump as President to getting raped, during a stand up comedy show in Los Angeles Saturday. Apatow, like many in Hollywood, seems to be unusually upset with the election calling him a madman and a sociopath in an previous unhinged rant.</p>
  • Bill Kristol Backs Deep State Over President Trump, Republican Government

    02/16/2017 3:54:34 AM PST · by blam · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-16-2017 | Neil Munro
    Foreign-policy hawk Bill Kristol Tweeted out his preference for a political victory by the deep state above the nations laws and over President Donald Trumps voters and policies, amid an increasing furor over the forced resignation of Gen. Mike Flynn. The deep state is jargon for the semi-hidden army of bureaucrats, officials, retired officials, legislators, contractors and media people who support and defend established government policies. Those deep state officials include the intelligence, law-enforcement and national security officials who worked in President Barack Obamas administration but who are still working in permanent or temporary positions in the White House...
  • Clintons son-in-law closed his hedge fund after the election

    02/08/2017 9:18:56 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 50 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 8, 2017 | Daniel Halper
    Hillary Clintons son-in-law, Marc Mezvinsky, shuttered his hedge fund shortly after the election, according to a report. Eaglevale Partners, which Mezvinsky co-founded, was quietly closed and money returned to investors the month after Clinton lost to Donald Trump, Bloomberg reported. The hedge fund reportedly lost big by betting on Greece, with one element of the fund dropping by as much as 48 percent one year, the Wall Street Journal previously reported.
  • De Blasios Staff Afraid They Might Be Sacrificed to Prosecutors in Probe

    02/06/2017 12:18:24 PM PST · by ColdOne · 36 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 2/6/17 | Jack Heretik
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's staffers are afraid that he will "sacrifice" one or more of them to federal prosecutors investigating potential corruption at City Hall. A source in City Hall told the New York Post on Monday of the anxiety being experienced by aides who fear de Blasio will throw one of them under the bus over allegations that he and his office gave illegal favors to the mayor's campaign donors from 2013. De Blasio is expected to meet with Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara in the next few days. "Folks in the mayor's office are very...
  • Experts: California voter registration system 'highly susceptible' to fraud

    02/01/2017 7:06:05 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02/01/2017 | Malia Zimmerman
    Californias voter registration system is highly susceptible to being compromised, because of immigration policies protecting the Golden States 2.4 million illegal immigrants, authorities have told Fox News. The integrity of elections may be compromised by a lack of oversight of non-citizens registering and voting, said Hans von Spakovsky, manager of the Election Law Reform Initiative and senior legal fellow for the Institute for Constitutional Government at The Heritage Foundation. If you are talking about California, the state is apparently relying on the illegal alien to tell the state they shouldnt be registered. There is still an honor system, said von...
  • Get my cat ears going here: Travis County judge dons Womens March pussy hat in courtroom

    01/30/2017 6:47:41 PM PST · by markomalley · 72 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 1/30/17 | Brett T
    A photo that appeared on Reddit last week of Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt wearing a pink pussy hat in the courtroom made the rounds on Twitter Monday. The knit cap, which recently made the cover of TIME, was conceived by two women in Los Angeles who envisioned a sea of pink hats at the Womens March on Washington.
  • Trump fires acting AG after Justice Department staff told not to defend refugee order

    01/30/2017 6:46:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 151 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | January 30, 2017
    President Donald Trump relieved acting Attorney General Sally Yates of her duties Monday night after she directed Justice Department attorneys not to defend Trump's controversial executive refugee and immigration ban. Yates, a holdover from the Obama Administration, was replaced as acting attorney general by Dana Boente, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Yates had "betrayed the Justice Department" by refusing to enforce Trump's order, which temporarily halted the entire U.S. refugee program and banned all entries from seven Muslim-majority nations for 90 days.
  • Acting Attorney General won't defend Trump's immigration order

    01/30/2017 6:35:53 PM PST · by Lera · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/31/17 | Ben Ariel
    Acting U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates on Monday instructed Justice Department lawyers not to make legal arguments defending President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration and refugees, CNN reported. The move could result in a clash between the White House and Yates, who was appointed by former President Barack Obama and is set to serve until Sen. Jeff Sessions, Trump's nominee for attorney general, is confirmed. "My responsibility is to ensure that the position of the Department of Justice is not only legally defensible, but is informed by our best view of what the law is after consideration of all...
  • University of Michigan offers sanctuary to Trump's list of 7 Muslim countries

    01/29/2017 6:40:29 PM PST · by markomalley · 42 replies
    Spero ^ | 1/29/17 | Martin Barillas
    The University of Michigan, which is taxpayer-subsidized, issued on January 28-29 to counsel students who are nationals of the seven countries targeted by President Donald Trumps executive action that temporarily prohibits the admission of nationals of Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen, while also ceasing to issue visas to them. In the January 29 statement, the university advised students who are citizens of the above countries that if they leave the US, they may not be allowed re-entry. Citizens of those countries must understand that if you leave the United States - even in an emergency - you...
  • Obama agrees not to extradite U.S. fugitives from Cuba

    01/17/2017 3:15:42 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 16, 2017 | By Dave Boyer
    The Obama administration signed a law-enforcement agreement with Cuba Monday that doesnt call for the return of U.S. fugitives, including former Black Panther Joanne Chesimard, who is wanted for killing a New Jersey police officer. The pact was signed by Jeffrey DeLaurentis, the de facto U.S. ambassador in Havana, and the Cuban Interior minister Julio Csar Gandarilla. It covers a broad range of law-enforcement topics, such as counternarcotics operations. Also present at the signing was White House deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes, who played a key role in forging Mr. Obamas policy of restoring diplomatic ties with Cuba in...
  • The Internet wants to give Chelsea Manning a hug

    01/15/2017 3:35:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | January 15, 2017 | Evan Greer, internationally touring queer singer/songwriter, parent, and activist
    Chelsea Manning saw injustice and stood up for whats right. Now, shes serving a 35 year sentence in an all-male military prison. Shes been systematically abused by the U.S. government, held in conditions that the UN considers to be torture, and has attempted suicide twice during her 7 years behind bars. But now theres hope. NBC reports that she is on President Obamas short list for commutation. The news has sparked a groundswell of support for Chelsea online. Hundreds of thousands of people have already taken action to support her, but now the message is simpler than ever. But now...
  • Infamous Philly Mob Boss Little Nicky Scarfo Dies At Age 87

    01/15/2017 12:42:29 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 22 replies
    CBS News(Philly) ^ | 01/15/2017 | Molly Daly
    Notorious former Philadelphia mob boss Nicodemo Little Nicky Scarfo has died in a federal prison medical facility in North Carolina. He was 87. A family attorney confirmed to CBS Philly on Sunday that Scarfo passed away Friday at the Butner Federal Prison. Scarfo, who had been banished from Atlantic City, became head of the Philadelphia crime family in 1981 after the murders of Angelo Bruno and Phil Chicken Man Testa.
  • More Than 20 Faith Leaders Bless Planned Parenthood's New D.C. Clinic

    01/12/2017 4:10:54 PM PST · by Gamecock · 45 replies
    DCist ^ | Jan 10, 2017 | Rachel Kurzius
    As Planned Parenthood fights attacks from Congressional Republicans, more than 20 local faith leaders came together to bless the organization's newest health clinic in D.C. on Tuesday. "In almost every message to our staff, I talk about our doing sacred work," says Dr. Laura Meyers, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington. "This confirms the sacredness of the work we do." The NoMa health facility, which opened in September, rang with the sound of drums as visitors entered, courtesy of all-female percussion troupe Batala Washington. Erin Schmieder, a Batala member, says the group chose to participate in the...
  • California Republican challenges state's hiring of Eric Holder to fight Trump policies

    01/09/2017 11:06:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Jan 9, 2017 | 9:45pm EST | Sharon Bernstein
    A California Republican state lawmaker is challenging the legality of a move by Democrats in the legislature to hire former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to help in any legal battles with President-elect Donald Trumps administration. Assembly member Kevin Kiley has requested a formal ruling from state lawyers on whether the decision by Democratic legislative leaders to hire Holder and his firm, Covington & Burling, for $25,000 a month violated a provision in the states constitution that bans hiring outside counsel for work the states own lawyers can do. [] Kileys request came on the eve of hearings in the...
  • Married lesbian couple to lead prominent D.C. Baptist church

    01/09/2017 6:35:05 PM PST · by upchuck · 56 replies
    WaPo ^ | Jan 9, 2017 | Lauren Markoe
    Calvary Baptist Church, a progressive Baptist landmark in the heart of downtown Washington, has named a gay couple as co-pastors. Sally Sarratt and Maria Swearingen were presented to the congregation during worship services Jan. 8 and are set to begin their new jobs Feb. 26... The 155-year-old church severed ties with the Southern Baptist Convention in 2012: It was at loggerheads with the group on several issues, including the SBCs stance against homosexuality. Calvary Baptist still affiliates with American Baptist Churches USA...
  • Kerry apologizes for State Department discrimination against LGBT employees

    01/09/2017 6:56:04 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | January 9, 2017 | By Theodore Schleifer and Laura Koran
    (CNN)The State Department on Monday formally apologized for what it describes as decades of discrimination against LGBT employees and job applicants, a rare statement meant to right wrongs that preceded current Secretary of State John Kerry. "These actions were wrong then, just as they would be wrong today," Kerry said in a statement issued by the department in his name. "On behalf of the Department, I apologize to those who were impacted by the practices of the past." Kerry has been under pressure in recent weeks to issue a public apology. In November, Sen. Ben Cardin, a Maryland Democrat who...
  • Correctional Officer in West Virginia Arrested on Child Porn Charges

    01/05/2017 4:23:28 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    wowk ^ | January 5, 2017 | Douglas Fritz
    MOUNT HOPE, WV - A man who was responsible for supervising juveniles at the Gene Spadaro Detention Center in Mount Hope is now facing felony charges. Stephen Basham, 37, of Scarbro was arrested on charges of Use of a Minor Child to Produce Obscene Matter, Criminal Invasion of Privacy and Possession of Child Erotica. Basham is a correctional officer at the Gene Spadaro Center. Deputies in Raleigh County began investigating the case on Dec. 31, 2016 when they received a tip about child pornography on a cell phone at home in Scarbro. Detectives said they found video of a minor...
  • President Obama Awards Himself A Distinguished Public Service Medal

    01/05/2017 12:53:42 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 53 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | January 4, 2017 | Sundance
    After eight years of magnanimous humility, servility and deferential governance toward his political opposition, President selfless awards himself the Medal of Distinguished Public Service. Thus, President Obama officially declares himself the greatest public servant during his own tenure. No. Really, not kidding. He did.
  • Losers: How the Party of Jefferson became the Party of Soros

    01/03/2017 5:02:58 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 14 replies
    World Tribune ^ | January 2, 2017 | Staff
    Blinded by their desire to defeat George W. Bushs re-election bid in 2004, Democrats allowed leftist billionaire George Soros to buy out their party, an analyst said. Defeating Bush is the central focus of my life, Soros declared at the time. It was a matter of life and death. Soros pumped $15 million into Democratic coffers in 2004. In 2016, he contributed $25 million to ensure a Hillary Clinton victory. Soros lost both elections, and killed the Democratic Party in the process, Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, wrote for FrontPage Mag on Dec. 28. Soros...
  • House GOP Votes To Strip Independence From Congressional Ethics Office

    01/03/2017 5:19:16 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 31 replies
    NPR ^ | January 2, 2017 | Susan Davis
    The House Republican Conference voted Monday night to approve a change to House rules to weaken the independence of the Office of Congressional Ethics and place it under the jurisdiction of the House Ethics Committee a panel controlled by party leaders. It will be part of a broader House Rules package voted on by the full body on Tuesday, after the 115th Congress officially convenes and the House elects a speaker. It's a move that is already causing a backlash among Democrats, who say it's hypocritical given that President-elect Donald Trump was elected vowing to "drain the swamp" in...
  • More on the Truckload of Chocolate Iraqis in Romania

    01/02/2017 8:32:50 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 15 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | Baron Bodissey
    Last night we posted a translated article from Romania about 48 Iraqi migrants who were discovered in the back of a tractor trailer that was supposed to be carrying a load of chocolate candies. Below is a video of the truck being emptied at the border control station between Bulgaria and Romania. Watch all the Iraqis exit the truck. When theyre all finally out on the garage floor, you can see there were no chocolates at all in the cargo compartment nothing but Iraqis. This must have been a fairly sophisticated operation. It presumably included the collusion of the...
  • With No Warning, House Republicans Vote to Gut Independent Ethics Office

    01/02/2017 8:33:01 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 64 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 01/02/2017 | Eric Lipton
    WASHINGTON House Republicans, overriding their top leaders, voted on Monday to significantly curtail the power of an independent ethics office set up in 2008 in the aftermath of corruption scandals that sent three members of Congress to jail. The move to effectively kill the Office of Congressional Ethics was not made public until late Monday, when Representative Robert W. Goodlatte, Republican of Virginia and chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, announced that the House Republican Conference had approved the change. There was no advance notice or debate on the measure. The surprising vote came on the eve of the...
  • Federal agencies rush to fill job openings before Trump takes office Jan. 20

    12/31/2016 11:36:44 PM PST · by Windflier · 74 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 31 December 2016 | Lisa Rein and Juliet Eilperin
    Several federal agencies are accelerating hiring in the final days of the Obama administration to ensure that as many new employees as possible are in place before President-elect Donald Trump imposes a promised hiring freeze. Leaders at these agencies are filling open positions with transfers and outside hires and are making internal promotions before Trump takes office Jan. 20, according to internal documents and interviews. The hiring could increase tensions between the Trump transition team and the Obama administration a relationship that has grown worse in recent days due to disagreements over how the United States should handle its...
  • Old Article: Ivy League Professor Charged with Incest (Columbia University)

    12/29/2016 9:22:13 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 13 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 7/01/13
    A Columbia University professor accused of a three-year sexual relationship with his daughter was charged with incest yesterday. Political science professor David Epstein, 46, allegedly bedded his 24-year-old daughter between 2006 and 2009. Epstein, who specialises in American politics and voting rights, is said to have also exchanged twisted text messages with the girl during the consensual relationship. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1337416/David-Epstein-Ivy-League-professor-charged-incest-relationship-daughter.html#ixzz4UIP4FTPV Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Hillary Negotiating Secret Pardon With Obamas White House Counsel

    12/29/2016 7:10:24 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 136 replies
    True Pundit ^ | December 27, 2016
    Hillary and Bill Clinton are secretly negotiating framework for a potential pardon from President Barack Obama that would spare Hillary from looming criminal indictments, according to Justice Department sources. But theres a catch, as there often is when it comes to legal proceedings and the Clinton family. Neil Eggleston, White House Counsel to the President who oversees and approves all presidential pardons and commutations, was previously employed by President Bill Clintons White House as a key lawyer to the former president and Hillary Clinton. Also, Eggleston has previously represented Cheryl Mills, a key Hillary attorney believed to be involved in...
  • EIGHT underage boys had accused a Minnesota teacher and his husband who died in a murder-suicide....

    12/28/2016 7:52:53 PM PST · by Morgana · 68 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | December 28, 2016 | Regina F. Graham For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: EIGHT underage boys had accused a Minnesota teacher and his husband who died in a murder-suicide of sexual abuse A Minnesota elementary school teacher and his husband had sexual conduct with eight underage boys, according to a police report following a four-month investigation. South St. Paul police closed the investigation into teacher Aric Babbitt and his husband, Matthew Deyo, and released the documents this week. The couple was found dead August 25 in an apparent murder-suicide with gunshot wounds on Lopez Island in Washington state. Neither was charged in relation to the abuse allegations.
  • (Mayor Sylvester) Turner Pledges to Protect Immigrants, But Avoids Calling Houston "Sanctuary City"

    12/24/2016 7:53:43 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 50 replies
    Houston Press ^ | TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2016 AT 8 A.M. | MEAGAN FLYNN
    In the wake of the presidential election, Mayor Sylvester Turner is taking steps to promise undocumented immigrants or newly arrived refugees that he will strive to keep them safe and respect their rights in Houston. The election of a certain someone, whom he did not name, will not change Houston's commitment to welcoming all walks of life and valuing diversity, Turner pledged at a press conference Monday morning. To demonstrate this pledge, Turner has created the Office of New Americans, to help immigrants and refugees integrate into their new communities and access services they may need. He has also launched...
  • Snopes Co-Founder Accused Of Embezzling Company Money, Spending It On Prostitutes

    12/22/2016 1:36:47 AM PST · by lowbridge · 44 replies
    Daily caller ^ | December 21, 2016 | Peter Hasson
    The founder of mythbusting website Snopes, which was recently tapped by Facebook as one of four fact-check organizations patrolling the site for fake news, embezzled $98,000 in company funds before spending it on himself and the prostitutes he hired, according to legal documents filed by his ex-wife reviewed by the Daily Mail. After divorcing from his first wife, Barbara Mikkelson, David Mikkelson married Elyssa Young, a former porn star and current escort who now works for Snopes as an administrator, according to the Daily Mail. The Daily Mail also revealed that top Snopes fact-checker Kim LaCapria claimed on her personal...
  • FOX 5 uncovers disturbing info about DC police Sergeant Jessica [Billy] Hawkins

    12/20/2016 8:04:16 AM PST · by Uncle Sam 911 · 37 replies
    www.fox5dc.com ^ | 12/9/16 | staff
    WASHINGTON - A D.C. police officer who rose to a pivotal role within the police department was suspended, but is now back on the streets after taking under-aged interns to a bar and even worse. Shes been recognized for paving the way for so many like her, in a police department that has strived to be progressive. The praise has been strong, but Fox 5 uncovered some disturbing information about Sergeant Jessica Hawkins.
  • CIA IS IN BIG TROUBLE OVER RUSSIA HACKS AFTER WHAT TOP CONGRESSMAN DID TODAY

    12/20/2016 4:37:22 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 71 replies
    The CIA is in really big trouble now over the whole Russia hack thing. Now Congress is coming after them, not because they lied about it, but because they LEAKED a “top secret” document about it. Congressman Peter King told ABC News, “WE HAVE SUPPOSEDLY [CIA DIRECTOR] JOHN BRENNAN LEAKING INFORMATION TO THE WASHINGTON POST, TO A BIASED NEWSPAPER LIKE THE NEW YORK TIMES — FINDINGS AND CONCLUSIONS THAT HE’S NOT TELLING THE [HOUSE] INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE.”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROLXh_llpzg
  • Feds were in no hurry to investigate $2M checks alleged ties to Reid, new report shows

    12/18/2016 6:32:35 AM PST · by LiberalismDestroys · 22 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | DEC 18, 2016 | JENNIFER DOBNER AND TOM HARVEY
    State and federal agents may have waited nearly three years to pursue financial records about offshore accounts that a prosecutor believes could link a $2 million check from a Utah bank to a reported attempt to bribe a powerful U.S. senator even though they had access to a copy of the check and key witnesses as early as 2013.
  • Celebrities urge electors not to vote for Trump

    12/15/2016 1:17:46 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 14, 2016 | By Jennifer Calfas
    A group of celebrities created a video to urge Electoral College members to cast their votes for someone other than President-elect Donald Trump on Monday. You have the position, the authority, and the opportunity to go down in the books as an American hero who changed the course of history, several celebrities say in turn. Unite for America, a group formed to try to prevent Trump from becoming president, created the video published Wednesday, which features actors Martin Sheen, Debra Messing and Bob Odenkrik, among others. . . . . .Despite media coverage, chatter and protests from a handful of...
  • Judge: Colorado faithless electors must vote for Clinton or vacate positions

    12/14/2016 9:23:46 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 26 replies
    FOX 31 KDVR ^ | December 14, 2016 | By Chuck Hickey
    DENVER -- A state court judge ruled Tuesday that all Colorado electors to the Electoral College must vote for Hillary Clinton or vacate their positions. Initially, judge Elizabeth Starrs said if the electors take the oath and don't vote for Clinton, they would face criminal penalties. But she later said the electors would be replaced if they don't vote for Clinton and it would then be up to prosecutors to decided whether they would face charges. The decision ensures Clinton will receive all of Colorado's nine electoral votes. Two Democratic members of Colorado's Electoral College fought to have a state...
  • Reid: Russian hacking 'as big a deal' as 9/11, Watergate

    12/14/2016 8:39:37 PM PST · by Zakeet · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 13, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says Russian hacking during this presidential election cycle is as significant as the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the Watergate scandal and called for a special commission to investigate. "I think this is as big a deal as Watergate, as 9/11," he told BuzzFeed at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., Tuesday. "I think they should have a 9/11-type commission. I know that [Sens.] Dianne Feinstein [D-Calif.], Ben Cardin [D-Md.] and others are calling for that. I think its a step in the right direction. This is a scandal thats been uncovered.
  • Former PA Democrat Congressman Chaka Fattah Gets 10 Years In Prison For Corruption

    12/12/2016 12:46:16 PM PST · by Steelfish · 36 replies
    Former PA Democrat Congressman Chaka Fattah Gets 10 Years In Prison For Corruption December 12, 2016 PHILADELPHIA A federal judge has sentenced Former Pennsylvania Congressman Chaka Fattah to 10 years behind bars on charges of racketeering, fraud and money laundering. Earlier this year, Fattah, 60, was convicted of misspending government grants and charity money to fund his campaign and personal expenses, even as he and his TV anchor wife earned more than $500,000 a year. U.S. District Judge Harvey Bartle called the Philadelphia Democrats crimes astonishing given that he and his wife had an annual income that put them...
  • To Truly Drain the Swamp, President Trump Must Investigate CPS Corruption

    12/07/2016 8:31:35 AM PST · by ResistanceMedia · 12 replies
    Resistancemedia.org ^ | Nov. 27, 2016
    In a certain country, there is a massive secret police force. The Constitution does not apply to it. It can ruin individuals' lives and destroy families on a whim, based on little or no evidence, and without a fair and impartial trial. It makes a profit for every family it rips apart. The reason it supposedly exists is to protect children and provide services to families, but the children it takes are far more likely to be abused under their care than with their families. The country is the United States. The secret police force is Child Protective Services. When...
  • Pentagon buries evidence of $125 billion in bureaucratic waste

    12/05/2016 6:16:44 PM PST · by AndyJackson · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/5/2016 | Craig Whitlock and Bob Woodward
    Summary - Ash Carter, Frank Kendall and Robert Work bury a Defense Business Board / McKinsey report that $125 B is wasted on bloated bureaucracy in particular supported by hordes of overpaid contractors. Frank Kendall wasvery disappointed by the boards work, which he criticized as shallow and very low on content. He said the study had ignored efforts by his agencies to become more efficient." Kendall said he needs 1000 more people working directly under him. Peter Cook, a spokesman for Carter, said the Pentagon chief was busy dealing with a long list of national security challenges. He added that...
  • Court orders NY AG to turn over secret climate change doc

    11/29/2016 6:29:21 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/29/2016 | Rick Moran
    The New York Supreme Court has ordered Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to turn over a document containing a secret agreement with other states and environmental activist groups regarding the witch hunt being carried out against Exxon and other climate skeptics. Schneiderman had fought the release on the grounds that the document wasn't covered under the state's Freedom of Information Act. But one of the targets of the witch hunt, the Competitive Enterprise Institute, filed suit for its release and the court has now ordered it.
  • Australia ceases multimillion-dollar donations to controversial Clinton family charities

    11/29/2016 5:30:01 AM PST · by hotsteppa · 36 replies
    AUSTRALIA has finally ceased pouring millions of dollars into accounts linked to Hillary Clintons charities. Which might make you wonder: Why were we donating to them in the first place? The federal government confirmed to news.com.au it has not renewed any of its partnerships with the scandal-plagued Clinton Foundation, effectively ending 10 years of taxpayer-funded contributions worth more than $88 million.