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  • Trump dredges up old allegations of ... Joe Scarborough and a dead woman once found in his office

    11/29/2017 9:47:53 AM PST · by Stingray51 · 64 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/29/17 | Brian Flood
    President Trump dredged up a notorious old mystery with his latest bomb at NBC, citing the bizarre death 16 years ago of a young female staffer in the office of then-congressman and current “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough. The story of Lori Klausutis has dogged Scarborough on the Internet since she was found dead in his Florida district office on July 19, 2001. Although Scarborough was out of town — and the medical examiner later ruled she had died after falling and hitting her head on a desk — conspiracy theorists have long speculated, with no reliable evidence, that Scarborough...
  • WATCH: Moore Accusers Have Ties To Drug Dealers & Washington Post

    11/28/2017 11:39:17 PM PST · by Enchante · 16 replies
    One America News ^ | November 28, 2017 | Staff
    Just 2 weeks ahead of the Alabama Senate race, One America News uncovers shocking ties between Roy Moore accusers and a major news organization. One America’s Pearson Sharp has the exclusive report and reveals how one woman’s ties to drug dealers throws her whole story into question.
  • Media Ignore Bombshell Info Raising Major Questions About Motives of Roy Moore Accuser

    11/29/2017 7:15:01 AM PST · by T Ruth · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Nov 2017 | Aaron Klein
    Birmingham, ALABAMA — For the past two and a half weeks, media outlets across the U.S. have uncritically featured allegations made by Tina Johnson, an Alabama woman who claims that Republican senatorial candidate Roy Moore groped her in his office decades ago. Yet as of this writing, a Google News search finds that not a single news media outlet in the U.S. has reported on the existence of court documents – first publicized on Sunday by Breitbart News – that may raise questions about Johnson’s motives in making the groping accusation. [T]he documents show Moore represented Johnson’s mother in a...
  • WaPo Reporter Admits Russia Story “F*cking Crap Shoot…Maybe it Doesn’t Exist”

    11/29/2017 7:46:20 AM PST · by Liberty7732 · 11 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/29/17
    Monday, Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe, tweeted a video of Washington Post reporter Aaron Davis attempting to ambush the group’s imminent undercover bombshell video on the paper. Leading up to the video release, WaPo reporters were panicking and stalking the Project Veritas headquarters! In Monday’s undercover video, Washington Post National Security Correspondent Dan Lamothe and Director of Product Joey Marburger speak to the paper’s hidden agenda. Evidently, covering Trump the way they do is good business, even though it’s fake news.
  • What Really Happened At Ballou, The D.C. High School Where Every Senior Got Into College

    11/28/2017 5:31:43 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 50 replies
    https://wamu.org ^ | 11/28/2017 | Kate McGee
    Brian Butcher, a history teacher at Ballou High School, sat in the bleachers of the school’s brand new football field last June watching 164 seniors receive diplomas. It was a clear, warm night, and he was surrounded by screaming family and friends snapping photos and cheering. It was a triumphant moment for the students. For the first time, every Ballou graduate applied and was accepted to college. The school is located in one of D.C.’s poorest neighborhoods; it has struggled academically for years and has had a chronically low graduation rate. In 2016, the school graduated only 57 percent of...
  • Will Washington Ever Learn? Apparently Not

    11/28/2017 4:55:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 28, 2017 | Bill Murchison
    The messiness of the long-proverbial "mess in Washington" stands out this post-holiday week like a picked and evacuated turkey carcass. To itemize: 1) The tax debate, so-called. 2) The furor over who's to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau -- assuming you've heard of this enterprise, which is disliked by many on account of its claimed self-sufficiency and virtual non-accountability to the rest of the government. If we didn't know before that the federal government is too big for Republicans or Democrats, either one, to bring under control, my, oh, my, we should know it now. Let me rehearse the...
  • D.C. deputy mayor used employees for babysitting, inspector general finds

    11/27/2017 4:59:47 PM PST · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Washington ComPost ^ | 11/27/17 | Peter Jamison
    A top aide to Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) used city employees to provide care for her child during the work day, D.C.’s inspector general has found. Courtney Snowden, Bowser’s deputy mayor for greater economic opportunity, asked her staff to take her young child to a relative’s home and to pick up the child from school in August 2015, according to a report released Monday by Inspector General Daniel W. Lucas. Snowden also left her child, then 8 years old, under the supervision of her employees while she attended a meeting outside her office, the report states. Investigators did not...
  • Al Franken: Streaming Presser (ended earlier today)

    11/27/2017 11:21:05 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 81 replies
    You Tube ^ | 27/11/17
    Let this be a lesson to you, young man. Yeah, dad. I realize now that I shouldn't grab a girl's boobs while she's sleeping and photograph. Now it's time to get back to work, and don't let me catch you resigning or doing anything like this again. Sure, dad.
  • Why Trump Won: Liberal Magazine Triggered That Washington Redskins Are Playing On Thanksgiving

    11/23/2017 6:39:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    If there is one thing that is totally offensive this Thanksgiving holiday, it’s that the Washington Redskins are playing today. I’m not kidding. The liberal magazine The Nation was quite triggered about this and even reached out to Native American tribes to get a comment. Apparently, this move shows the NFL owners's “true colors, “or something. I’m hoping this a joke, or even satire, because no one cares about the Redskins name. No one. And it’s not going to change—ever. Yeah, I know all the posts about Thanksgiving being some genocidal holiday, or how history has given us the wrong...
  • Report: Gen. Kelly 'Discussed Possibility' of Ivanka and Jared 'Departing by the End of the Year'

    11/26/2017 10:35:58 AM PST · by drewh · 45 replies
    AOL News ^ | Nov 26th 2017 4:15PM GMT | geobeats
    Multiple reports have recently shed light on Jared Kushner’s evolving role in the White House. A New York Times piece on Saturday noted that while President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser initially had a wide and somewhat ambiguous role, that is no longer the case under current White House chief of staff John Kelly. “Jared works for me,” Kelly is said to have told others in the White House, according to the Times. Furthermore, “according to three advisers to the president, Mr. Kelly has even discussed the possibility of Mr. Kushner and his wife, Ivanka Trump, departing the West Wing...
  • Anger at Special Counsel Robert Muller Burns White Hot on the Right Wing

    11/26/2017 8:14:07 AM PST · by drewh · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/26/17 ast | BY JONATHAN EASLEY
    Anger at Robert Mueller is burning white-hot on the right and in conservative media, where calls for the special counsel to recuse himself from the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election have reached a fever pitch. President Trump has largely held his fire on Mueller, even as the probe into his campaign officials has intensified. White House lawyers are hopeful that the investigation will end soon and absolve the president and his inner circle of wrongdoing. But the influential conservative media outlets that Trump is known to follow closely have been building an expansive case against Mueller. From...
  • Report: President Trump 'Frustrated' Over Ivanka's Comments Slamming Judge Roy Moore

    11/26/2017 7:50:15 AM PST · by drewh · 70 replies
    AOL News ^ | LINDSEY GRANGER
    President Trump is reportedly in disbelief following his daughter, Ivanka’s jab at embattled Alabama Senate GOP candidate Roy Moore. Moore has been accused of pursuing sexual relationships with teenagers in his early 30s. During an interview with the Associated Press, Ivanka said: “There’s a special place in hell for people who prey on children.” According to a Saturday report by The New York Times Trump said to several aides in the Oval Office, “Do you believe this?” The president has stood by Moore and insists that the potential senator denies the accusers claims. The campaign is calling the allegations false...
  • Ivanka Trump: [19 Year Old College Sophomore] Malia Obama Should Be 'Off Limits' To Media

    11/24/2017 2:02:32 PM PST · by drewh · 89 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 2 hours ago | Eliza Relman
    Ivanka Trump condemned recent media coverage of Malia Obama's social life at Harvard, where Obama is a freshman. The former first daughter Chelsea Clinton also called the coverage unethical "clickbait." Ivanka Trump, the president's eldest daughter and top White House adviser, condemned recent media coverage of former President Barack Obama's eldest daughter, Malia Obama, a 19-year-old freshman at Harvard. "Malia Obama should be allowed the same privacy as her school aged peers," Trump tweeted on Friday. "She is a young adult and private citizen, and should be OFF limits." Shortly after, another former first daughter, Chelsea Clinton, tweeted a similar...
  • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's Senior Team Planning to Skip Ivanka Trump's India Trip

    11/24/2017 1:44:49 PM PST · by drewh · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | Fri November 24, 2017 | By Michelle Kosinski, CNN Updated 4:26 PM ET
    Days ahead of what should be a major moment for Ivanka Trump on the world stage, CNN has learned Secretary of State Rex Tillerson isn't sending a high-level delegation to support her amid reports of tensions between Tillerson and the White House. Ivanka Trump is leading the US delegation this year. Trump was invited by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in June, and this year's theme is supporting women entrepreneurs. "They (Tillerson and his staff) won't send someone senior because they don't want to bolster Ivanka. It's now another rift between the White House and State at a time when...
  • President Trump Wants Ivanka and Jared to Move Back Home to New York City

    11/23/2017 3:57:19 PM PST · by drewh · 51 replies
    Newsweek ^ | ON 11/22/17 AT 5:30 PM | BY BEATRICE DUPUY
    President Donald Trump has told his daughter Ivanka Trump, and her husband, Jared Kushner, to move back to New York, fueling rumors of a strained relationship between his son-in-law and senior adviser, according to a new report. Trump is pressuring the couple to move back home to escape the negative press coverage. “He keeps pressuring them to go,” a source told Vanity Fair magazine. The latest report follows an earlier story that Trump has mentioned his concerns in front of other staffers, telling his daughter and White House adviser, “Baby, you’re getting killed, this is a bad deal.” Kushner’s influence...
  • Alt-Left Insanity: We Should Have Let The Pilgrims 'Freeze to Death'

    11/23/2017 3:39:34 PM PST · by drewh · 19 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 23, 2017 8:22 AM ES | By Dan Gainor |
    Note: Normal people might find some of this offensive. (We hope. Dear Lord, please!) Welcome to one of the holidays liberals hate the most -- Thanksgiving. When the alt-left isn’t hating on Christopher Columbus, bashing Christmas, disrespecting veterans or undermining the national anthem, they find time to target a national day when we give thanks. And when they hate, boy do they hate. This year’s target? The Pilgrims. These kinds of stories crop up every major holiday and are usually designed to generate web traffic by saying horrendous things. Think of them as Click Hate. Splinter, The Root, Deadspin and...
  • The people's business? Congress pays off sex victims to protect lawmakers

    11/22/2017 5:45:28 PM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Nov 22, 2017,
    They say people in a democracy get the representatives they deserve. But it’s hard to see what we’ve done to earn this gang of miscreants. The Office of Compliance, part of Congress we didn’t know about, has paid $17 million of taxpayer dollars in more than 250 settlements to workers wronged in the past 20 years. Some of the money has gone to pay off staffers sexually harassed by members of Congress. Thanks to leaked documents, we now know that Congress handles these cases with a secrecy that protects predators and leaves future victims clueless. Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich. ......
  • APNewsBreak: Ferguson leaders wonder if monitor worth cost

    11/22/2017 5:41:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 22, 2017 4:55 PM EST | Jim Salter
    Ferguson, Missouri, has paid about a half-million dollars to the monitor team overseeing its police and court reforms, but city leaders question what they’ve gotten for their money, especially after the departure of the original lead monitor. […] Concerns over the cost of monitoring were detailed in exclusive interviews with The Associated Press. The money spent on monitoring is costly in Ferguson, paid for entirely with city funds. The community of 20,000 is much smaller, with far less money, than most cities subject to Justice Department consent agreements. Money is so tight that Ferguson voters twice in 2016 approved tax...
  • WaPo Reporter Goes Rogue, Gives Strategy Briefing to Secret Dem Donor Conference

    National reporter Janell Ross helped donor group craft liberal economic message without notifying superiors Washington Post reporter Janell Ross gave a presentation at a secretive California gathering where Democratic politicians, liberal activists, and their biggest donors plotted the future of the progressive movement without notifying her superiors that she would be attending, according to a Post spokesman. The Democracy Alliance went to great lengths to keep the identities of its members and guests confidential at its fall investment conference last week at the La Costa Resort, but the Washington Free Beacon obtained a detailed conference agenda that lists both events...
  • Legal Team Denies Report Bill Clinton is in ‘Critical Stage’ of Negotiating w/Sex Assault Accusers

    11/21/2017 11:43:34 AM PST · by drewh · 40 replies
    Law and Crime.com ^ | 11:47 am, November 21st, 2017 | by Rachel Stockman & Ronn Blitzer |
    A source on President Bill Clinton‘s legal team has denied reports that they are in the middle of negotiations with four woman accusing him of sexual assault after he left office. An article in The Daily Mail said that four women allege that Clinton assaulted them in the early 2000s when he was working with investor Ron Burkle. The women were reportedly Burkle employees at the time. The report said that the four women are each threatening to bring lawsuits against Clinton and hold a press conference if they don’t get paid. The article said that negotiations with Clinton’s legal...