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  • Obama Commutes the Sentences of 111 More Federal Inmates

    08/31/2016 9:08:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    CNS News ^ | August 31, 2016
    Obama has issued 325 commutations this month and 673 in total. A number of the summaries posted by the White House among the new 111 commutations said that the individual whose sentence resident Obama was commuting had been in possession of a firearm while committing a drug-related crime.
  • Georgetown, a Jesuit university, is the first U.S. college with a Hindu priest as a chaplain

    08/31/2016 6:14:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 30, 2016 | Julie Zauzmer
    When Brahmachari Vrajvihari Sharan led his first worship service in his new job as a Hindu chaplain Sunday, he knew his audience. As the service began, he asked worshipers to clear their minds. “Close all the tabs that are open, just as you would do to a Firefox window,” he said. The comparison — of a spiritual mindset to an Internet browser — worked at once. More than 40 college students, many of whom had been up until 3 a.m. the Saturday night before this 9 a.m. service, chuckled appreciatively and fell into a reverent silence.
  • EPA spills again in Colorado

    08/28/2016 5:49:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    .washington examiner ^ | 8/26/16 | John Siciliano
    The Environmental Protection is admitting to a spill from a treatment plant it set up after it dumped 3 million gallons of toxic wastewater into a Colorado river last year. The EPA said Thursday night that the spill happened on Tuesday, and officials are still attempting to determine how much and what metals were contained in the sludgy discharge, ... The Navajo Nation sued the agency over the spill last week after the EPA inspector general and the Justice Department opened a criminal investigation into the incident a few days before the Aug. 5 anniversary of the 2015 spill. The...
  • Time Magazine: Hillary Clinton’s Reaction to Her Foundation Scandal Is Disastrous

    08/28/2016 1:57:08 PM PDT · by drewh · 98 replies
    Time ^ | Aug. 25, 2016 | Elise Jordan @Elise_Jordan
    As I watch Hillary Clinton wish away the fallout of the Clinton Foundation’s unseemly ties with the State Department during her tenure as Secretary of State, I can’t help but think that her self-inflicted wound just bleeds and bleeds and bleeds. Every day that she fails to seriously address the rotten consequences of her poor judgment, Clinton further erodes the already lacking public trust in her. By avoiding a sincere display of contrition, she risks her candidacy and the foundation her family built. The numbers on the alleged pay-to-play are damning: as reported by the Associated Press, of 154 non-official...
  • Trump Calls Clintons The 'Real Predators' and Dredges Up 'Super Predator' Crime Bill Comments

    08/26/2016 1:59:02 PM PDT · by drewh · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 13:06 EST, 26 August 2016 | Geoff Earle
    Republican Donald Trump kept up his race-fueled attack on Democrat Hillary Clinton Friday, calling his rival and her husband 'predators' and hitting her for 'racist undertones' of her failed 2008 campaign. It was just his latest effort to get under Clinton's skin with increasingly incendiary comments, which culminated this week when he directly called his rival a 'bigot' who doesn't care about African American communities. 'The Clinton's are the real predators' Trump wrote on Twitter in just one of a barrage of attacks. The Tweet linked to a campaign video that dredged up Clinton's comments in support of the 1994...
  • Math Shows Trump Can Still Win: All He Needs is a few Undecided Voters In Battleground States

    08/26/2016 1:50:50 PM PDT · by drewh · 45 replies
    CBS Marketwatch ^ | Published: Aug 26, 2016 7:39 a.m. ET | Brett Arends
    Donald Trump now needs a swing of only 3 to 4 percentage points in key battleground states to win this election. The rule is simple: Throw lots of mud and see what sticks. It works. For instance, Trump just called for a “special prosecutor” to investigate the Clinton Foundation: It made for a good headline . The key issue here is how Trump is polling in context. He has just gone through almost a month of terrible campaign news. Yet he remains within a 4-point swing of winning in battleground states. That should be terrifying for Team Clinton. No wonder...
  • Another Travel Fiasco Courtesy of the TSA

    08/26/2016 10:32:05 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | August 19, 2016 | Genevieve Wood
    I have long been a believer that, in most cases, a private company will do a more effective and efficient job than any government agency charged with the same task. My recent travel experience solidified that belief. It all started out with a half-empty water bottle at Ronald Reagan National Airport just outside the District of Columbia. I had checked in the night before, checked my bag at the curbside when I arrived, and now had a full hour to go through security. With Congress gone since late July and much of the District emptied out until Labor Day, I...
  • EPA Withheld Key Info On Post-Spill Funding To Gold King Mine Culprit

    08/26/2016 6:44:51 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 25, 2016 | Ethan Barton
    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials improperly withheld information from The Daily Caller News Foundation confirming its reporting that the contractor responsible for the August 2015 Gold King Mine spill was awarded nearly $2.7 million not long after the disaster. The EPA internally acknowledged the award and crafted a response to TheDCNF’s finding, according to emails obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, but the response was never sent to the news organization. (RELATED: Feds Obstruct Media Probe By Blocking Interviews With Key Officials) “It just slipped through the cracks,” EPA spokeswoman Melissa Harrison told TheDCNF 32 minutes after deadline. “It...
  • Soros Migration Rent-a-Mob Amps Up for Aug. 28 Wash., D.C. Refugee Rally

    08/23/2016 10:09:29 PM PDT · by detective · 5 replies
    The New American ^ | 22 August 2016 | William F. Jasper
    The professional Soros migration/refugee agitators are rallying the street radicals to come to Washington, D.C., this Sunday, August 28. The aim of #DCRally4Refugees is to whip up the appearance of popular support for the UN’s September 19 Refugee Summit and President Obama’ plan to “surge” thousands more Syrian “refugees” into American communities. The #DCRally4Refugees is being organized by dozens of radical-Left groups funded by billionaire hedge fund mogul George Soros (shown) and his Open Society Foundations. As we reported last week, hacked documents from the Open Society Foundations (OSF) database have confirmed what was long known to readers of The...
  • ‘I wasn’t crazy.’ A homeless woman’s long war to prove the feds owe her $100,000.

    08/22/2016 4:37:47 PM PDT · by Theoria · 38 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 22 Aug 2016 | Petula Dvorak
    If you’ve spent any time in downtown D.C., you’ve likely seen 80-year-old Wanda Witter. Shock white hair, a determined, unsmiling set to her mouth, jeans. She may have asked you for some change and probably didn’t smile if you gave her some. This month you may have also been taken aback by the black eye and stitches across her face. For years, Witter bedded down for the night at 13th and G streets in Northwest Washington, on the cement in her blue sleeping bag, pulled up tight to keep the rats and cockroaches out. Her tower of three suitcases was...
  • Police “Infuriated” Top Cop Sold Out to Hillary ( NYC : Bill Bratton

    08/22/2016 5:25:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    I S ^ | August 20, 2016 | S. Noble
    New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton formally announced his resignation on Tuesday, marking the end of a second term as the NYPD’s top cop. He will work at Teneo, a Clinton-tied firm. He will head a new division of the consulting company founded by Declan Kelly, a former State Department special envoy, and Doug Band, once Bill Clinton’s personal assistant. The company, launched in 2011, served as an adviser to the Clinton Global Initiative, and ex-President Clinton served for a short time on the Teneo advisory board. Among Teneo’s past employees is Huma Abedin, who pulled in $15,000 a...
  • Hillary Clinton Choice To Head Transition Team Is Stoking Fears Among TPP, Fracking Critics

    08/21/2016 6:34:41 PM PDT · by drewh · 6 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11:12 08/21/2016 | Chris White
    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s choice to head her transition team is stoking anger and loathing among left-wing anti-fracking activists and anti-trade groups. Clinton’s choice to handpick former Democratic Sen. Ken Salazar of Colorado to lead her transition team is leaving critics of the TPP trade policy and anti-fossil fuel activists scratching their heads, as the former secretary of Interior has expressed support in the past for the trade deal and fracking. Neil Sroka, the communications director of Democracy for America, told reporters Saturday that the choice to pick Salazar does not necessarily serve as a death knell to Clinton’s...
  • Blast from the past: Reading Hillary Rodham's Hidden Thesis

    05/30/2014 2:35:43 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    nbcnews ^ | 9/6/2007 9:08:10 PM ET | Bill Dedman
    Before reading Hillary Rodham's assessment of the old radical from Chicago — Alinsky's “compelling personality,” “his exceptional charm,” and the limitations of his “anachronistic” tactics — it’s important to understand how the document was sealed... ... Just as conservative authors have speculated, it was the Clintons who asked Wellesley in 1993 to hide Hillary Rodham's senior thesis from the first generation of Clinton biographers, according to her thesis adviser and friend, professor Alan H. Schechter, who describes taking the call from the White House. Wellesley's president, Nannerl Overholser Keohane, approved a broad rule with a specific application: The senior thesis...
  • NPR Lectures About Selfish Moms Having Kids in 'Age of Climate Change'

    08/19/2016 2:37:31 PM PDT · by drewh · 46 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | August 19, 2016 | 3:36 PM EDT | By Mira Ebersole
    “Should We Be Having Kids In The Age of Climate Change?” That was the audacious question NPR’s website and All Things Considered radio show asked on Aug. 18, as it promoted a college professor’s “radical” proposal that people need to have fewer children because of the “prospect of climate catastrophe.” The academic proposed a “carbon tax” on children, to decentivize procreation, in wealthy nations. NPR correspondent Jennifer Ludden reported that Professor Travis Rieder presented “moral” arguments to James Madison University students, claiming the best way to protect future generations from the threat of climate change is “by not having them.”...
  • This Poll Has The Best News for Donald Trump I’ve Seen In a Long Time (gap is closing)

    08/18/2016 2:32:53 PM PDT · by drewh · 14 replies
    Vox.com ^ | August 18, 2016, 3:00 p.m. ET | Updated by Matthew Yglesias
    A new Pew Center survey shows Donald Trump down 4 points nationally to Hillary Clinton, which counts as good news for a candidate who’s further behind in most recent surveys. But beyond that topline number, the poll contained one important thematic question that offers a glimpse of what a winning Trump effort might look like. It shows that Trump voters overwhelmingly have the view that life in America has gotten worse for "people like you" over the past 50 years and that a clear majority of Americans overall agree with this pessimistic assessment. Pew Center Clinton’s campaign message has been...
  • Roger Stone: "Mutual Acquaintance" Told Me Julian Assange Has "Dynamite" October Surprise

    08/18/2016 12:19:24 PM PDT · by drewh · 58 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | On Date August 16, 2016 | Time Hains
    Trump off-the-record adviser Roger Stone speaks with Dana Loesch about what he learned from a "mutual acquaintance" about what data WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange may have and what he plans to do with it. "The left loved Julian Assange when he exposed the dark secrets of the Bushes, and here he is exposing the dark secrets of the Establishment," Stone said. "I believe Mr. Assange has all of the emails that Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills --the two top Clinton aides-- believed they had destroyed. So if that is true and he releases them through this election, as he released...
  • Trump Rally in Fredericksburg, Virginia August 20, 2016

    08/18/2016 11:07:47 AM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 8 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | August 18, 2016
    Donald J. Trump will hold a rally in Fredericksburg, Virginia on Saturday, August 20. Tickets were available at this link: https://www.donaldjtrump.com/schedule/
  • Washington, DC: August 28th rally for refugees planned

    08/17/2016 1:53:36 PM PDT · by rongkirby · 17 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | 8/16/16 | Ann Corcoran
    Advocates from across the country will gather at www.DCRally4Refugees.org, (funded by Soros) August 28, 2016 in Washington. They will call on the U.S. to provide additional resettlement (200 thousand plus) of Syrian refugees and greasing the skids for Obama's request to Congress for 2 Billion plus funding. Maybe we should give em a big welcome to DC.
  • America to hand off Internet in under two months

    08/17/2016 1:16:05 PM PDT · by Puppage · 45 replies
    The Department of Commerce is set to hand off the final vestiges of American control over the Internet to international authorities in less than two months, officials have confirmed. The department will finalize the transition effective Oct. 1, Assistant Secretary Lawrence Strickling wrote on Tuesday, barring what he called "any significant impediment." The move means the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, which is responsible for interpreting numerical addresses on the Web to a readable language, will move from U.S. control to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, a multistakeholder body based in Los Angeles that includes countries such as...
  • Hillary scrubs sexual assault pledge after allegations against Bill resurface

    08/16/2016 8:21:01 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 15, 2016 | Daniel Halper
    The Clinton campaign has removed a statement from its Web site declaring that all survivors of sexual assault “have the right to be believed” — after being reminded that Bill Clinton was accused of rape decades ago. The passage had been prominently featured on a page dedicated to “campus sexual assault” on HillaryClinton.com. “I want to send a message to every survivor of sexual assault: Don’t let anyone silence your voice. You have the right to be heard. You have the right to be believed, and we’re with you,” it read. But by February, the sentence “You have the right...
  • WikiLeaks to Show HRC Connection To ISIS Weapons (email teaser: took 100k for guns to Jihadis?)

    08/15/2016 1:37:53 PM PDT · by drewh · 47 replies
    The Morning Ledger ^ | August 15, 2016 | By Faith Manalo on
    Hillary Clinton 2016’s latest news reports that the former US Secretary of State had connections to Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). In 2013, Clinton testified under oath that she had no knowledge about the weapon that the US had been sending from Libya to Syria. Senator Rand Paul questioned her during that time. Paul clearly asked Clinton if she or the US government were involved in procuring, transferring, buying and selling of weapons in Libya. Clinton responded saying, “Nobody ever raised that with me.” Clinton’s testimonial came after the US consulate in the Northern Libyan city of Benghazi...
  • Hillary Clinton’s ‘Erratic’ Behavior Raising Eyebrows On The Campaign Trail

    08/15/2016 1:21:20 PM PDT · by drewh · 97 replies
    Heat Street ^ | August 15, 2016
    Heat Street has compiled evidence of the media’s growing willingness to touch the forbidden question of the Democratic nominee’s health. Does she need to release those medical records to be straight with the public? What’s going on with Hillary Clinton’s health? That’s a question many people are asking these days. There’s a lot we still don’t know about the mysterious health scare Clinton suffered in December 2012, when she was hospitalized for what was later described as a blood clot on her brain. The event was shrugged off as a minor scare, and Hillary eventually returned to work as secretary...
  • Always Correct Election Forecast Model Predicts Donald Trump WINS, 51%-48% (66% chance GOP victory)

    08/15/2016 11:44:24 AM PDT · by drewh · 52 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/12/16 12:15 PM | By PAUL BEDARD (@SECRETSBEDARD
    Republican Donald Trump should win the presidency by a slim margin according to a model that has accurately predicted the popular vote since 1988. Using several standards to make his prediction, Alan Abramowitz's "Time for Change" model done for the University of Virginia's Center for Politics "Crystal Ball" shows Trump winning 51.4 percent to 48.6 percent for Hillary Clinton. He added that the model shows a 66 percent chance of a Trump victory. "Based on a predicted vote share of 48.6 percent for the incumbent party, these results indicate that Trump should be a clear but not overwhelming favorite to...
  • President Obama gets briefing on violence in Milwaukee, then goes golfing

    08/14/2016 1:24:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/14/16 | Dave Boyer
    A vacationing President Obama received an update Sunday about a night of rioting and gunfire in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, before he headed out for another round of golf. The White House said Mr. Obama was briefed on the unrest by senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, who spoke to Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. The president later departed for a golf course on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, with former NBA star Alonzo Mourning, Washington lawyer Cy Walker and Mercer Cook, a cousin of Ms. Jarrett. Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. called for the National Guard to respond to the area where rioters burned
  • Sources: Congress to get Hillary Clinton's FBI Interview Notes

    08/14/2016 1:54:04 PM PDT · by drewh · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | 10:27 AM ET, Sun August 14, 2016 | By Jake Tapper and Tal Kopan, CNN
    Washington (CNN)Members of Congress will soon receive notes from Hillary Clinton's interview with the FBI over her private email server and they could be sent as early as Monday, according to sources. The FBI does not have a complete transcript of the interview, FBI Director James Comey told Congress in long testimony earlier this summer. She was not under oath, he added. But members of Congress will have access to notes taken during the interview. Several Republican lawmakers have requested the information after Comey's testimony. Politico first reported that the Obama administration was debating how to release the documents, over...
  • Sharyl Attkisson Discusses DC Journalist Bureau Chief Urging Colleagues to Take Down Trump

    08/13/2016 5:30:40 AM PDT · by detective · 31 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | August 12, 2016 | Sundance
    Sharyl Attkisson was interviewed on NewsMax TV with Steve Malzberg and discussed an event she attended where a well known DC Journalist Bureau Chief urged all of the reporters in attendance to earnestly work at taking down candidate Donald Trump. When you consider the event being discussed, and further add the known hatred from a very specific Washington Bureau Chief, it stands to reason Attkisson is discussing Carl Bernstein. Bernstein previously said that all reporters have a professional journalistic responsibility to destroy the candidacy of Donald Trump. Bernstein, if you didn’t know, is a full-throated supporter of Hillary Clinton.
  • Hillary Clinton: Americans Will Learn To Trust Me, Just As Obama Did (no thanks, please!)

    08/12/2016 12:38:38 PM PDT · by drewh · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/12/16 | Charlie Spiering
    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton admits she has an issue with likability and trust, but says’s she’s optimistic that, if elected president, Americans will learn to love her. During a convention of black and Hispanic journalists, Clinton was questioned by NBC News White House correspondent Kirsten Welker about her reaction to polls showing that a majority Americans didn’t like her and didn’t trust her. “I take this seriously,” Clinton said, pointing out that it “doesn’t make me feel good” to hear critics saying mean things about her. But she pointed out that a lot of Democrats also said mean things...
  • BLM releases draft Gunnison sage-grouse plan ( Colorado, Utah ..)

    08/12/2016 8:46:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | August 11, 2016 | Dennis Webb
    The BLM released its draft environmental impact statement Thursday. It is proposing amending up to 11 resource management plans in the two states. In 2014, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service determined the Gunnison sage-grouse requires listing as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. ... about 5,000 breeding Gunnison sage-grouse live in the two states. Some 4,000 live in the Gunnison Basin, and the others in six satellite populations in Colorado and a seventh in Utah. ... Fish and Wildlife pointed to the low numbers of birds in the other populations and their range of habitat threats as...
  • Was Seth Conrad Rich murdered for exposing election fraud? (Reddit)

    08/12/2016 7:13:18 AM PDT · by Hostage · 131 replies
    reddit.com social media ^ | One Week Ago to Late July 2016 | Hostage
    I say 'MAY HAVE' because it has not been verified to my knowledge. However, if I was Seth Rich' GF Claudia Kash, I would go into deep hiding and have surrogates contact someone in the Trump campaign. If true, her life is in grave danger. I will post a screenshot below in case Reddit has 'problems' with the linked page. So far, I am able to see it.
  • WikiLeaks offers $20K for info on DNC staffer's killing

    08/11/2016 4:12:54 PM PDT · by annalex · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/09/16 02:55 PM EDT | Jesse Byrnes
    WikiLeaks offers $20K for info on DNC staffer's killingJesse Byrns WikiLeaks announced Tuesday on Twitter that it is offering $20,000 for information leading to a conviction in last month's shooting death of Democratic National Committee (DNC) staffer Seth Rich. ANNOUNCE: WikiLeaks has decided to issue a US$20k reward for information leading to conviction for the murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich.— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) August 9, 2016 Police say Rich, 27, was shot multiple times at around 4:19 a.m. Sunday, July 10, while walking to his apartment in the Northwest Washington, D.C., neighborhood of Bloomingdale.At the time, police say they believed...
  • CNBC: Ex White House Aide Says Hillary Clinton and Paul Ryan Can Work Together on Budget Deal

    08/11/2016 4:39:28 PM PDT · by drewh · 34 replies
    np story yet just said on CNBNC
  • Emails reveal Hillary’s shocking pay-for-play scheme

    08/10/2016 6:58:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 9, 2016 | Daniel Halper and Bob Fredericks
    Hillary Clinton put the State Department up for sale, with top aides pulling strings and doing favors for fat-cat donors to the Clinton Foundation — including a shady billionaire, according to smoking-gun emails released Tuesday. The stunning revelations include how wealthy contributors seeking influence or prestigious government gigs could fork over piles of cash to get access to Clinton’s inner circle, including top aides Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills. ... Chagoury is a Lebanese-Nigerian billionaire who gave the Clinton Foundation between $1 million and $5 million. In 2009, he also pledged $1 billion to the Clinton Global Initiative. The construction...
  • US to release report criticizing Baltimore police force

    08/09/2016 7:52:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 9, 2016 10:50 PM EDT | Juliet Linderman and Eric Tucker
    Baltimore police officers routinely discriminate against blacks, repeatedly use excessive force and are not adequately held accountable for misconduct, according to a harshly critical Justice Department report being presented Wednesday. The report, the culmination of a yearlong investigation into one of the country’s largest police forces, also found that officers make large numbers of stops — mostly in poor, black neighborhoods — with dubious justification and unlawfully arrest citizens for speech deemed disrespectful. Physical force is used unnecessarily, including against the mentally disabled, and black pedestrians and drivers are disproportionately searched during stops, the report says. The Justice Department released...
  • Two Benghazi parents sue Hillary Clinton...

    08/08/2016 10:59:54 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 30 replies
    AOL News ^ | 8/8/16 | Pete Williams
    The parents of two Americans killed in the 2012 terrorist attacks on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya, filed a wrongful death lawsuit in federal court Monday against Hillary Clinton. In the suit, Patricia Smith and Charles Woods, the parents of Sean Smith and Tyrone Woods, claim that Clinton's use of a private e-mail server contributed to the attacks. They also accuse her of defaming them in public statements. Smith was an information management officer and Woods was a security officer, both stationed in Benghazi. "The Benghazi attack was directly and proximately caused, at a minimum by defendant Clinton's 'extreme...
  • VP vetting? Trump meets with Sen. Joni Ernst

    Donald Trump on Monday spent part of his July 4th with Sen. Joni Ernst -- fueling speculation that the Iowa freshman senator could be on the short list of his vice presidential picks. Ernst told Fox News they had a "good conversation," adding, "I will continue to share my insights with Donald about the need to strengthen our economy, keep our nation safe, and ensure America is always a strong, stabilizing force around the globe." Earlier, Trump tweeted, "I look forward to meeting (Ernst) today in New Jersey. She has done a great job as Senator of Iowa!"
  • How to Hack an Election in 7 Minutes

    08/05/2016 10:04:55 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 41 replies
    politico ^ | August 05, 2016 | Ben Wofford
    Electronic voting machines—particularly a design called Direct Recording Electronic, or DRE’s—took off in 2002, in the wake of Bush v. Gore. For the ensuing 15 years, Appel and his colleagues have deployed every manner of stunt to convince the public that the system is pervasively unsecure and vulnerable.
  • Report: Paul ‘Omnibus’ Ryan Rules Out Attempting TPP Passage ('doesn't have the votes for it')

    08/05/2016 2:04:58 PM PDT · by drewh · 17 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | August 5, 2016 | sundance
    Washington Post reporter Bob Costa has spent the past several days in Wisconsin covering the Paul Ryan -v- Paul Nehlen primary campaign. According to an article published this morning, Costa is reporting that Ryan has ruled out attempting to pass the controversial Trans-Pacific Trade deal: […] Turning to his congressional work, Ryan said he would not bring the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact to the House floor while President Obama is still in office. “No, no,” Ryan said. “We don’t even have the votes for it…. I don’t see any way in which that could be done because you’d have to...
  • Fairfax City mayor arrested in connection with alleged meth-for-sex scheme

    08/05/2016 7:10:14 AM PDT · by Dr.Deth · 37 replies
    Washington comPost ^ | August 5, 2016 | Dana Hedgpeth and Justin Jouvenal
    The mayor of Fairfax City has been arrested and charged in connection with what authorities say was a methamphetamine-for-sex scheme. Richard “Scott” Silverthorne, 50, was arrested as part of an undercover operation by police, authorities announced Friday. The scheme involved offers of meth in exchange for group sexual encounters with men, police allege.
  • Dem Congresswoman Receives Eviction Notice at DC Apartment

    08/05/2016 3:42:34 AM PDT · by kevcol · 37 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 4, 2016 | Jack Heretik
    Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D., Mich.) has been given an eviction notice at her apartment in Washington, D.C. for failure to pay her rent. . . In 2010, when Lawrence was running for lieutenant governor of Michigan, a condo co-owned by Lawrence and her daughter was hit with a foreclosure notice after falling over $75,000 behind in mortgage payments. . . Before Lawrence began her term in the House, she served as the mayor of Southfield, Michigan. Before then, she spent most of her career in the United States Postal Service.
  • NYT: Left wants to destroy Trump's movement, not just beat Trump

    08/04/2016 3:56:51 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 79 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/4/2016 | Joel Pollock
    Democrats have a new goal: not just to defeat Republican nominee Donald Trump in the November election, but also to “destroy” the movement behind him. The New York Times reports Thursday that Democrats, encouraged by Trump’s struggles to deal with the controversy surrounding Khizr Khan, hope to press their advantage to “squash Mr. Trump’s movement.” The Times cites David Plouffe, an Obama adviser-turned-Silicon Valley lobbyist, urging Democrats to “destroy” Trump and “his kind.” Recently, California’s Lieutenant Governor, Gavin Newsom, made similar remarks, saying that even if Trump won, his campaign marked “newsom beginning of the end for gop” for the...
  • OBAMA ILLEGALLY AIRLIFTED $400 MILLION IN CASH TO IRAN IN UNMARKED PLANE

    08/04/2016 10:16:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 90 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | August 3, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Funding Iran directly funds terrorism because the Iranian regime is effectively a terror state. Back in the Senate, Obama fought against the classification of the Revolutionary Guard, a key Iranian political-military institution, as terrorists. He's remained consistent since then. 3. This is simply treason. Obama is aiding and abetting the murder of Americans. He's funding terrorism. He's funding Iran's wars in the region, which aside from Israel, include campaigns in Iraq and Syria that have dragged the United States in. The Obama administration secretly organized an airlift of $400 million worth of cash to Iran that coincided with the January...
  • Obama Shortens Terms for 214 Prisoners; 67 Had Life Sentence

    08/03/2016 11:20:58 AM PDT · by Puppage · 17 replies
    WTNH Television ^ | 8/03/2016 | Puppage
    President Barack Obama is cutting short the sentences of 214 federal inmates, including 67 serving life sentences. The White House says it’s the largest batch of commutations on a single day in more than a century. Almost all the prisoners were serving time for nonviolent drug offenses. The commutations bring to 562 the total number of sentences Obama has shortened. The White House says that’s more than the past nine presidents combined. Almost 200 of those who have benefited were serving life sentences. White House counsel Neil Eggleston says Obama will continue granting clemency to more inmates during the final...
  • Brigitte Gabriel: 'Liar' Khizr Khan Can't Be A Muslim And Follow The Constitution

    08/03/2016 10:52:34 AM PDT · by drewh · 27 replies
    Right Wing Watch ^ | 8/2/2016 1:04 pm | Miranda Blue
    Activist Brigitte Gabriel lashed out yesterday at Khizr Khan, the Muslim-American father of a deceased soldier who criticized Donald Trump’s proposed ban on Muslim immigration at the Democratic National Convention, saying that Khan lied when he waved his copy of the Constitution at the DNC because Muslims can’t adhere to both their religion and the U.S. Constitution. “Listen, he stood up there waving the copy of the Constitution at the DNC,” Gabriel told Sam Malone, who was guest-hosting Mike Gallagher’s nationally syndicated conservative talk radio program. “Did he really believe that the U.S. Constitution is above the Quran? Because as...
  • Police officer for D.C. subway system accused of trying to help ISIS

    08/03/2016 8:31:49 AM PDT · by NRx · 46 replies
    WaPo ^ | 08-03-2016 | Rachel Weiner
    A Metro Transit police officer has been arrested and charged with attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State, marking the first time a U.S. law enforcement officer has been accused of trying to aid the terrorist group. Nicholas Young, 36, of Fairfax, Va., was arrested Wednesday morning at Metropolitan Police Headquarters in Washington and his employment was terminated. Young, at the request of an undercover federal agent, sent codes for mobile messaging cards that Young believed would be used by Islamic State fighters overseas to communicate, according to an indictment filed in federal court in Alexandria, Va.
  • Runaway Trump Train Picks Up Speed As Aides Can’t Grab Controls (oh noes! RINO's are SO worried)

    08/03/2016 10:11:21 AM PDT · by drewh · 29 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 08/03/2016 12:29 am ET | Updated 2 hours ago
    Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s campaign chairman, has had success dealing with hard-to-manage dictatorial types. But he is described by close friends as “frustrated” beyond measure by his inability to manage Trump in any sense. Even longtime Trump friends such as former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani are shaking their heads at what they regard as his self-destructive knack for saying awful things at the worst times. And insiders say Trump’s children; said to be a moderating influence at times; have neither the political knowledge nor the clout with their dad to restrain him, assuming that they indeed want to. In...
  • DC Metro Transit Cop Arrested for Allegedly Trying to Assist ISIS

    08/03/2016 7:16:48 AM PDT · by jessduntno · 20 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | Aug 3, 2016 | Mike Levin
    A veteran police officer with one of the nation's most prominent transit systems has been arrested for allegedly trying to help ISIS, ABC News has learned exclusively. Authorities believe that while working for the Metro Transit Police Department around Washington, D.C. – a community he swore to protect – the officer was also trying to assist ISIS operatives find more ways to communicate in secret, sources told ABC News. The officer allegedly purchased technology-related items to send to the ISIS operatives so they could evade authorities when contacting each other, according to the sources. Instead of allegedly engaging with true...
  • Obama issues guidance making it tougher to build roads, bridges in name of climate change

    08/02/2016 5:40:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 2, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    Building that bridge or expanding that highway just became more difficult under a rigorous standard issued Tuesday by the Obama administration that will make it easier to block a wide range of projects in the name of climate change. The final guidance broadens the National Environmental Policy Act by requiring agencies to quantify the impact of activities that require federal permits not just on the environment but also on “projected direct and indirect GHG [greenhouse gas] emissions.” ... Republicans blasted the guidance as the latest in a flurry of resident Obama’s end-of-term executive actions, led by the Clean Power Plan,...
  • AP Sources: CEO of Democratic National Committee Resigns (Amy Dacey)

    08/02/2016 12:03:00 PM PDT · by drewh · 25 replies
    AP Wire ^ | Aug. 2, 2016 12:54 PM EDT | By JULIE BYKOWICZ and JULIE PACE
    The chief executive of the Democratic National Committee has resigned in the wake of an email hack that embarrassed the party on the eve of its convention. That's according to three Democratic strategists familiar with Amy Dacey's decision to leave her job. The people spoke on condition of anonymity, because they were not authorized to discuss it publicly. The Democrats say other personnel moves at the party are also expected Tuesday. The content of the hacked emails exposed an apparent lack of neutrality in the primary race between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, with party officials disparaging Sanders.
  • Washington Post op-ed section obsessed with Trump

    08/02/2016 6:02:05 AM PDT · by kevcol · 27 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 2, 2016 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The Washington Post's op-ed webpage pulled out all the stops Tuesday in a bid to make sure readers know they should oppose Donald Trump. Six of the seven newest columns deal with Trump, including Tuesday's featured column: "There is something very wrong with Donald Trump." That was followed by: "Dear Republican leaders: It's not too late to dump Trump." After that, it was, "Is Donald Trump just plain crazy?"
  • Criminal investigation underway into 2015 Colorado mine spill

    08/01/2016 6:32:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo News ^ | 8/1/16 | Keith Coffman
    DENVER (Reuters) - Federal investigators said on Monday they have opened a criminal probe into the 2015 spill of some 3 million gallons (11 million liters) of toxic wastewater from a defunct Colorado gold mine that was triggered by a contractor with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). At the urging of congressional leaders, the EPA's Office of Inspector General is investigating the rupture from the Gold King Mine above Silverton, Colorado, that fouled waterways in three states and Native American lands, the agency said in a statement. "Based on requests from several members of the House and Senate, the OIG...