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  • BREAKING: Judge in Manafort trial says he's received threats, won't reveal jurors' names over...

    08/17/2018 11:39:29 AM PDT · by blueyon · 132 replies
    Twitter AP Politics ^ | 8/17/18 | APPolitics on Twitter
    BREAKING: Judge in Manafort trial says he's received threats, won't reveal jurors' names over fears for their safety
  • Judge Ellis Declines Motion by CNN, WaPo to Release Names of Manafort Jurors

    08/17/2018 12:05:04 PM PDT · by detective · 43 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | August 17, 2018 | Christina Laila
    Shortened title. Full title: Judge Ellis Declines Motion by CNN, WaPo to Release Names of Manafort Jurors – Reveals ‘I HAVE BEEN THREATENED’ CNN, Wapo and Buzzfeed are demanding the names and addresses of the Manafort jurors be released to the public. On Friday, Judge Ellis, a Reagan appointee, revealed he has received threats, however; he did not provide details.
  • CNN, NYT And Other News Outlets Ask Manafort Judge To Release Jurors’ Names, Addresses

    08/17/2018 1:19:22 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 90 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 8/17/18 | Chuck Ross
    A coalition of news outlets, including CNN, The New York Times, BuzzFeed and The Washington Post, want the federal judge presiding over the Paul Manafort trial to unseal the names and addresses of the jurors deliberating on the case. The judge, T.S. Ellis III, agreed to hear arguments about the disclosure during a hearing scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday. “A thirsty press is essential to a free county,” Ellis said in court when addressing the media companies’ motion. He also urged the news outlets, which are being represented by the firm Ballard Spahr, to appeal his decision should he rule...
  • CNN Just Sued The Government To Get The Names And Addresses Of Manafort Jurors

    08/17/2018 12:01:08 PM PDT · by detective · 47 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 17, 201 | Bre Payton
    The anti-Trump cable news network has a long history of doxxing threats and harassment. In a motion filed in federal court on Thursday, CNN and several other media outlets requested that the court release the names and home addresses of all jurors in the Paul Manafort fraud case. Jurors haven not yet rendered a verdict on any of the 18 charges against Manafort, who briefly served as President Donald Trump’s campaign manager in 2016. The motion — filed on behalf of CNN, Washington Post, BuzzFeed, POLITICO, New York Times, NBC Universal, and the Associated Press — asks the court to...
  • New allegations surface regarding Archbishop McCarrick and Newark priests

    08/17/2018 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 28 replies
    Catholic News Agency | August 17, 2018 | Ed Condon
    (CNA).- Recent allegations against former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick include reports that he made sexual advances toward seminarians during his tenure as Bishop of Metuchen and Archbishop of Newark. .... The religious priest who spoke to CNA said when he studied in a seminary in New York, McCarrick, who was then an aide to Cardinal Terence Cooke of New York, would sometimes visit the seminary. The priest said that McCarrick’s reputation was already well established by this time. .... So well-known was McCarrick’s reputation, the priest said, that when McCarrick would accompany Cooke to visit the seminary there was a standing...
  • Howie Carr: Peter Strzok drank that dirty water

    08/17/2018 5:42:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | August 17, 2018 | Howie Carr
    Just one link in chain of corruption out of Boston FBI office. Disgraced, fired FBI agent Peter Strzok worked in the Boston office of the Famous But Incompetent agency. Why am I not surprised? The most corrupt G-man in American history getting his start in the most corrupt outpost of the squalid agency — it makes perfect sense. .... Yesterday I called the office of special counsel Robert Mueller, the former U.S. attorney for Boston, who knew all of the six or seven FBI agents who were accused in federal court of taking payoffs from gangsters. Some of them were...
  • Fact-checking Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s media blitz

    08/14/2018 12:13:28 PM PDT · by grundle · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 10, 2018 | Glenn Kessler
    “ICE is the only criminal investigative agency, the only enforcement agency in the United States, that has a bed quota. So ICE is required to fill 34,000 beds with detainees every single night and that number has only been increasing since 2009.” — in an interview with the Intercepted podcast, May 30 As our friends at PolitiFact documented, this is an urban legend. There is language in the 2016 appropriations bill that requires ICE to have 34,000 beds available — ICE “shall maintain a level of not less than 34,000 detention beds through September 30, 2016” — but it is...
  • Charlottesville anniversary: Peaceful protests, few arrests

    08/13/2018 9:05:51 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 13, 2018 | ASHRAF KHALIL, MICHAEL KUNZELMAN and SARAH RANKIN
    Thousands of people wanting to send a message that racism is unwelcome in the United States gathered in a park outside the White House to protest a white nationalist rally on the anniversary of the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
  • Media Should Fear Muslims and Leftists, Not Trump - Greenfield

    08/13/2018 8:45:20 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 9 replies
    FrontPage ^ | August 10, 2018 | Greenfield
    Media Should Fear Muslims and Leftists, Not Trump The media ought to be thanking Trump for protecting it from its allies. August 10, 2018 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. Trump's criticism of the media “is contributing to a rise in threats against journalists and will lead to violence,” claims Artie Sulzberger, the latest scion of the New York Times dynasty. Artie, who got the chairman job because of his last name, earns $5 million a year. The only threat...
  • Trump cannot even commemorate Charlottesville correctly (race-baiting thrash)

    08/13/2018 2:16:29 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 12th 2018 | Jenifer Rubin
    On the one-year anniversary of the violence in Charlottesville and the killing of Heather Heyer, an anti-Nazi protester allegedly mowed down by a white nationalist, President Trump reminded us he is incapable of treating white nationalism as a singular evil — or of offending his white-grievance-obsessed base. Trump unleashed a furious backlash a year ago when he engaged in jaw-dropping moral equivalence, saying there were “very fine people, on both sides” (meaning both Nazi sympathizers and anti-Nazi protesters) and later claiming there was “blame on both sides.” Saturday, he gave the same wink to white grievance mongers, insisting on Twitter,...
  • Dem lawmaker seeks to lower voting age to 16

    08/13/2018 12:34:24 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 113 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/13/18 | Aris Folley
    Rep. Grace Meng is sponsoring a resolution that would extend the right to vote to U.S. citizens 16 years of age or older. The New York Democrat’s resolution, introduced earlier this month, would repeal the 26th Amendment of the Constitution, which currently states the right to vote for citizens who are 18 years of age or older "shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State." If the resolution is passed, the amendment would instead say the right to vote for citizens who are 16 years of age or older "shall not be denied or...
  • The Democrats Don’t Have a Foreign Policy, They Have A Trump Policy

    05/10/2018 6:30:32 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 22 replies
    FrontPage ^ | 5/10/18 | Greenfield
    The Democrats Don’t Have a Foreign Policy, They Have A Trump Policy Not just treasonous, stupid. May 10, 2018 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. Quick, what’s the Dem position on Syria? What about China? Don’t bother. There was once a time when Democrats could discuss Syria, North Korea, the South China Sea, economic tensions in the European Union and the future of Africa. But that was before Trump. Democrats don’t have a foreign policy anymore. They have a Trump...
  • Live coverage: White nationalists, counter-protesters rally in DC

    08/12/2018 1:32:21 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/12/18 | The Hill Staff
    Far-right protesters and counter-protesters have descended on Washington, D.C., on Sunday on the one-year anniversary of the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville. Earlier in the day on Sunday, hundreds of counter-protesters took part in demonstrations across the city as white nationalists prepared for their rally. Apparent smoke bombs set off at white nationalist rally Updated: 4:18 p.m. The Hill witnessed what appeared to be at least one smoke bomb go off at the beginning of the "Unite the Right 2." Someone appears to have set off a smoke bomb at the center of an anti-fascist protest. 'Unite the Rally...
  • Jordanian patriarch facing death in Houston ‘honor killings’ praised 9/11 attacks

    08/01/2018 5:44:07 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Published 6:26 pm CDT, Tuesday, July 31, 2018 | Brian Rogers
    A Jordanian immigrant facing the death penalty in Houston praised Osama bin Laden for the terror attacks on New York City on September 11, 2001, and said the violence was deserved, his daughter testified Tuesday. Nesreen Irsan, 30, told jurors that her fervently Muslim father, 60-year-old Ali Mahwood-Awad Irsan, was living in Conroe when the infamous attacks occurred and was happy that Americans had died. He also told his 12 children they should become suicide bombers if asked. “He said it’s what America deserves,” the daughter said as she testified against the father who has been convicted of killing her...
  • ANOTHER SCREW UP: New Mexico Police Entered Terror Compound On Their Own .. Tired of FBI Stalling

    08/09/2018 5:47:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 72 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 9, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    ANOTHER SCREW UP: New Mexico Police Entered Terror Compound On Their Own After Being Tired of FBI Stalling. ( Full title ). ... New Mexico police entered a dangerous Islamist terrorist camp in New Mexico this month after they grew tired of FBI stalling. .... The FBI refused to act. Instead the FBI told a neighbor to wear a hidden camera and risk his life by approaching an armed Islamist extremist compound. This lack of urgency by the FBI forced the local police action. ... Siraj ibn Wahhaj is the son of a Brooklyn imam who was named as a...
  • Airbnb says it may kick out 'Unite the Right' rally participants in DC: report

    08/09/2018 11:00:22 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    Thehill.com ^ | 08/09/18 01:46 PM EDT | By Michael Burke
    Airbnb warned participants heading to Washington, D.C., to participate in this weekend's white nationalist “Unite the Right” rally that the company may cancel their reservations and remove their accounts if they are caught violating Airbnb's policies. The company said in a statement to ABC News that it will take “appropriate action” if it identifies users who are “pursuing behavior on the Airbnb platform that would be antithetical to the Airbnb Community Commitment.” Airbnb says all of its users are required to agree to its Community Commitment, which includes treating "everyone in the Airbnb community — regardless of their race, religion,...
  • Giuliani: This Case Isn't Going To Fizzle, It's Going To Blow Up On Mueller

    08/09/2018 6:20:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    www.realclearpolitics.com ^ | August 8, 2018 | Posted By Ian Schwartz
    Rudy Giuliani, attorney for President Trump, appeared on Hannity Wednesday night to explain why the legal team rejected special counsel Robert Mueller's term for an interview. Giuliani said the "real story" is that the case isn't going to fizzle, "it's going to blow up on them," referring to the Mueller team. "The reality is, the real story is not that this case isn’t going to fizzle," he said to host Sean Hannity. "It's going to blow up on them. The real question is, what we talked about before, there's a lot more to what they did that nobody knows about...
  • Fmr. Obama Aide: Trump White House “Has Highest Crime Rate” in DC

    08/09/2018 4:22:16 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 23 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    How long did Matthew Miller lay in bed last night working up his line? The former spokesman for Eric Holder seemed giddy with schadenfreude-fueled excitement as he came out with it on today’s Morning Joe. Referring to the fact that GOP Rep. Chris Collins has been charged with making an insider-trading phone call while on White House grounds, and that former NSA Michael Flynn allegedly lied to the FBI in an interview at the White House, Miller said: “You could make a case that the White House compound now has the highest crime rate of any neighborhood in Washington.”Get the...
  • JFK Jr. didn’t die! He runs QAnon! And he’s No. 1 Trump fan, OMG!!!

    08/07/2018 3:24:13 PM PDT · by TomServo · 114 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/5/2018 | Avi Selk
    Now that everyone knows about QAnon — now that, ahem, a certain national newspaper has published at least a dozen articles about QAnon in the span of four days — we need to ask why not everyone is convinced the conspiracy theory is true. Maybe it’s because QAnon is too true. Like, there’s just too much truth crammed into a single conspiracy theory alleging that President Trump is secretly waging war on an evil cabal of liberals who rig the elections, and run the CIA, and abduct children, and hid all the UFOs, and killed Princess Diana, and did Hurricane...
  • Newseum apologizes for selling ‘fake news’ T-shirts

    08/04/2018 11:43:23 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/04/18 | John Bowden
    The directors of the Newseum in Washington, D.C., have apologized and taken down shirts bearing the slogan "You Are Very Fake News" after facing widespread public backlash for the merchandise on Friday. A Saturday statement on the Newseum's website noted that the shirt would be removed from the museum's gift shop and online store, and apologized for selling the shirt, which bears President Trump's popular derision aimed at members of the news media. "The Newseum has removed the 'You Are Very Fake News' T-shirts from the gift shop and online. We made a mistake and we apologize," the statement reads....