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  • Longtime congressman Rangel finds himself in political peril in New York primary

    06/22/2014 4:52:32 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 21, 2014
    This year, many of the speakers were lesser-known Dominican activists and political strategists. The headliner was Dominican entertainer Frederick Martinez, also known as “El Pacha,” a popular Spanish-language radio and television host. Those changes to the guest list tell almost the entire story of the political peril that threatens to end one of the iconic careers in American politics
  • 10 Secret Societies That Created The Modern World

    04/24/2014 7:48:25 AM PDT · by Theoria · 10 replies
    List Verse ^ | 06 April 2014 | Alan Boyle
    Many believe the world is run by a secret organization like the Illuminati, and the people we think are in power are nothing but stooges. It sounds implausible, but is it really a crazy idea? Yes. Yes, it is. And yet there have been secret organizations that created the world as we know it. 10The Carbonari After Napoleon’s defeat in 1814, the European powers had to decide what to do with the territory that he’d ruled as part of the First French Empire. The borders of Europe were redrawn at the Congress of Vienna, mainly decided by Great Britain, Russia,...
  • Frozen in time: Divers recover stunning collection of British treasure from the wreck ...

    11/10/2013 7:36:14 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 4 November 2013 | Sam Webb
    * Divers spent two years recovering the haul from the bed of the Caribbean * The unnamed galleon is thought to have sunk around 1540 * It held 1,200 top quality items, bound for Spanish ambassador's mansion Specialist divers spent two years extracting the pewter plates and bowls from beneath the waves off the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean. More than 1,200 items of the finest quality English pewter were recovered from the wreck of the unnamed galleon which is thought to have sunk around 1540... It is believed the ship was transporting the incoming Spanish ambassador from Seville to...
  • Up in smoke: Police burn more than a ton of cocaine confiscated from Dominican Republic drug lords

    10/11/2013 1:32:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 08:51 EST, 11 October 2013 | Emma Thomas
    Holy smoke! Police set light to $250 million of cocaine seized from an international organized crime ring. Armed officers stood by as others burned 2,551 lbs of the Class A drug inside a military base in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. According to the attorney general, the 1.2-ton haul was confiscated from a drug smuggling gang in a recent police operation in Peravia Province. …
  • Same Old, Same Old in Syria

    09/05/2013 3:46:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 5, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    President Obama's on-and-off-again planned American attack on Syria is nothing new. Besides its five declared wars, America has a habit of intervening all over the world. Even apart from clandestine CIA operations, and even after the unhappy end of the Vietnam War, we have attacked lots of countries and non-state militias. The roll call of recent American military interventions is quite astounding: Cambodia, Iran, Libya, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, Liberia, Iraq, Haiti, Somalia, the former Yugoslavia, Zaire and Afghanistan. Even the notion of Past American isolationism is a myth. In the four years between 1912 and 1916 alone, the U.S. sent...
  • THE FULL NELSON

    09/02/2013 6:29:44 AM PDT · by Liz · 5 replies
    NY POST ^ | 9/2/13 | EDITORIAL
    To save his skin, Nelson Castro, a native of the Dominican Republic, and corrupt NY state assemblyman, made a deal to get wired to root out govt corruption. Now Castro's beached the deal to save himself---recently pleading guilty in federal court to lying...prosecutors caught Castro stupidly lying on YouTube. No one's opposed to ferreting out corruption in Albany....which some consider to be organized crime. But the indicted, wired Castro was allowed to run for re-election......the corrupt Castro presented himself to voters under false pretenses....a curious way to clean up corruption. Former Assemblyman Nelson Castro
  • Traffic stop fluke led to Ottawa cop bagging US fugitive Manuel Falcon-Lopez

    08/24/2013 2:43:56 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 12 replies
    Ottawa Sun ^ | AUGUST 24, 2013 | DANIELLE BELL
    There was nothing to set off alarm bells about a traffic stop in Ottawa on Aug. 16. But what began as routine turned into the arrest of American gangster Manuel Falcon-Lopez, who was on the lam from attempted murder and other charges. He was a passenger in the backseat of a run-down car, with Ont. plates, that didn't have all of its lights working properly. Yet as red flags began piling up for police, Falcon-Lopez was calm and collected. "He was so relaxed, he was so cool," recalled Ottawa police Const. Nermin Mesic, who told the fugitive he was under...
  • NYC welfare food is shipped in barrels to the Dominican Republic - then sold on the black market

    07/28/2013 5:56:31 AM PDT · by Liz · 32 replies
    NY POST ^ | 7/28/13 | ISABEL VINCENT, KATE BRIQUELET in NY and JOSE ERNESTO DEVAREZ in Santiago, Dominican Republic
    <p>EXCLUSIVE Food-stamp fraud has turned into foreign aid — to black-market profiteers in the Dominican Republic.... welfare recipients buy food with EBT cards and ship it to relatives. But not to starving children. The NY Post found people hawking barrels of American products on Dominican streets. “It’s a really easy way to make money, and it doesn’t cost me anything,” a seller said. She also vends EBT goods out of her Dominican home “I know a lot of people are doing it,” she said.</p>
  • NY food stamp recipients are shipping welfare-funded groceries to relatives in Jamaica, Dominican...

    07/21/2013 9:43:55 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 47 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 21, 2013 | KATE BRIQUELET and ISABEL VINCENT
    Food stamps are paying for trans-Atlantic takeout — with New Yorkers using taxpayer-funded benefits to ship food to relatives in Jamaica, Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Welfare recipients are buying groceries with their Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards and packing them in giant barrels for the trip overseas, The Post found.
  • NY food stamp recipients ship welfare-funded groceries to Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Haiti

    07/21/2013 4:29:28 AM PDT · by Liz · 25 replies
    NY POST ^ | 7/22/13 | KATE BRIQUELET and ISABEL VINCENT
    <p>EXCLUSIVE Food stamps are paying to buy and ship food to Jamaica, Haiti and the Dominican Republic. A spokeswoman for the US Dept of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service said the $86 BILLION welfare program is reserved for poor US households that buy and prepare food.</p>
  • Catholic Bishop in Dominican Republic: Obama's Gay Ambassadorial Nominee 'Will Have to Leave’

    07/17/2013 7:02:43 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    CNS News ^ | 7/15/13 | Michael W. Chapman
    (CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama’s openly gay ambassadorial nominee to the Dominican Republic, James “Wally” Brewster,” faces strong opposition from the conservative and largely Catholic island nation, where Bishop Pablo Cedano says if Brewster becomes the U.S. ambassador, “he is going to suffer and will have to leave.” On Monday, Catholic, evangelical, and other opponents in the Dominican Republic organized and took part in what were billed as “Black Monday” protests, whereby participants donned black clothing and set black decorations on cars and buildings to protest the nomination of Brewster, who is a long-time homosexual activist and fundraiser for the...
  • NJ Attorney General Busts Suspected Heroin Ring; Accuses Dominican National As Ringleader

    07/15/2013 12:33:18 PM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 3 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 07/15/13 | Friends of Ours
    The New Jersey Attorney General has indicted fifteen defendants for their alleged roles in a multi-million dollar heroin trafficking ring which supplied wholesalers throughout the northeast as reported by Christopher Baxter for The Star-Ledger. The accused ringleader is Dominican national Segundo Garcia who illegally re-entered the United States following his deportation on a drug conviction according to authorities. Dominican drug trafficking organizations -- both in the Dominican Republic and in North America -- increasingly have been appearing on law enforcement's radar screen for their involvement as distributors for the Mexican drug cartels. Last summer the feds busted 11 suspects in...
  • Dominicans Freak Out Over Obama's Gay Ambassador Pick

    07/11/2013 1:13:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | Thursday, July 11, 2013 | John Hudson
    Opposition to President Obama's nominee for U.S. ambassador to the Dominican Republic reached a fever pitch this week as religious organizers stage a "Lunes Negro" or Black Monday protest against James "Wally" Brewster. If confirmed, Brewster will be the first openly gay ambassador to the country, a prospect that is not going over well with some segments of this conservative Christian country of 9 million people. Local reports indicate that church leaders are pressuring the government to reject Brewster's nomination and calling on the faithful to dress in black on Monday in solidarity against him. Praise Christian Church Pastor Sauford...
  • Dominicans Rage Against Obama's Gay Ambassador Pick

    07/11/2013 11:19:53 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 102 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | July 11, 2103 | By John Hudson
    Opposition to President Obama's nominee for U.S. ambassador to the Dominican Republic reached a fever pitch this week as religious organizers stage a "Lunes Negros" or Black Monday protest against James "Wally" Brewster. If confirmed, Brewster will be the first openly gay ambassador to the country, a prospect that is not going over well with some segments of this conservative Christian country of 9 million people. Local reports indicate that church leaders are pressuring the government to reject Brewster's nomination and calling on the faithful to dress in black on Monday in solidarity against him. Praise Christian Church Pastor Sauford...
  • It Is About the United States

    06/08/2010 7:58:59 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 14 replies · 80+ views
    JINSA ^ | June 8, 2010 | JINSA Reports
    Turkey and Honduras, in different ways, highlight the lack of effective leadership the United States currently is able to exercise in the world. Turkey: Turkish government support for the IHH ship in the Gaza flotilla is now well understood and the anti-Semitic ravings of both official Turks and the Turkish media have made Turkey's intention to split from Israel clear. But it is a mistake to think this is only about Israel. Support for the flotilla was only the latest in a series of Turkish decisions designed to distance itself from the United States and move toward closer political relations...
  • Fernandez says only legal hurdles halt Zelaya’s return to Honduras

    04/29/2011 2:30:06 PM PDT · by don-o · 9 replies
    Dominican Today ^ | April 29, 2011
    RIO DE JANEIRO.- Dominican Republic president Leonel Fernandez said Friday that only some judicial hurdles prevent the return of ex president Manuel Zelaya to Honduras and that country’s reintegration to the (OAS). "The only thing that’s halting that process, when the possibility is proposed for ex president Zelaya’s and other members of his cabinet’s return to Honduras, is that the Justice Ministry of that country warns of issuing arrest warrants," Fernandez said to Efe in Rio de Janeiro, where he participates in World Economic Forum for Latin America. “That doesn’t contribute anything to the adequate climate of coexistence between Hondurans."...
  • Obama admin. provokes outrage in Dominican Republic with homosexual activist ambassador appointee

    07/07/2013 3:52:23 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 52 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 7/4/2013 | Matthew Hoffman
    July 4, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Obama administration’s ongoing use of the State Department to promote the homosexual agenda in foreign countries has provoked outrage in the Dominican Republic, where the administration plans to send an open homosexual as ambassador. Religious leaders in the strongly Christian island nation denounced the appointment and warned that James “Wally” Brewster, a gay activist businessman and member of the homosexualist “Human Rights Campaign” board of directors, would not be welcome in the country. (James “Wally” Brewster) “In reality, it’s a lack of respect, of consideration, that they should send us a person of that...
  • During Pride month, Obama nominates a total of 5 gay men as ambassadors

    07/01/2013 1:42:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    SDGLN ^ | June 22, 2013
    <p>During LGBT Pride Month, President Barack Obama has now nominated five gay men to ambassador posts around the world.</p> <p>Late Friday, Obama nominated John Berry to be ambassador to Australia, and James “Wally” Brewster Jr. to be ambassador to the Dominican Republic.</p>
  • FLASHBACK--Menendez Backed Donor on Port Security Plan (Feb. 2013)

    06/22/2013 7:16:58 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 10, 2013 | By ERIC LIPTON and WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM
    WASHINGTON — Senator Robert Menendez sought to discourage any plan by the United States government to donate port security equipment to the Dominican Republic, citing concern that the advanced screening gear might undermine efforts by a private company — run by a major campaign contributor and friend of his — to do the work. The intervention with the Department of Homeland Security last month came even though Mr. Menendez has publicly chastised the Obama administration for not doing more to combat the surging drug traffic moving through Dominican ports. And it came shortly after the senator’s friend, Dr. Salomon E....
  • CNBC Exec’s Children Murdered, 1 Day After CNBC Reports $43 Trillion Bankster Lawsuit

    10/27/2012 10:47:23 AM PDT · by opentalk · 73 replies
    Intel Hub ^ | October 26, 2012 | JG Vibes
    This week financial news organization CNBC gave some mainstream attention to the largest money laundering and racketeering lawsuit in United States History, in which “Banksters” and their U.S. racketeering partners are being accused of laundering of 43 trillion dollars worth of ill gotten gains. The lawsuit is said to involve officials located in the highest offices of government and the financial sector. Since this information was surprisingly revealed by the mainstream news organization there has been a very suspicious and deadly fallout at the CNBC headquarters. Within hours the original page for the article was taken down, and CNBC senior...
  • In Hours, Thieves Took $45 Million in A.T.M. Scheme

    05/10/2013 4:27:55 PM PDT · by dennisw · 17 replies
    nytimes ^ | May 9, 2013 | By MARC SANTORA
    It was a brazen bank heist, but a 21st-century version in which the criminals never wore ski masks, threatened a teller or set foot in a vault. In two precision operations that involved people in more than two dozen countries acting in close coordination and with surgical precision, thieves stole $45 million from thousands of A.T.M.'s in a matter of hours. In New York City alone, the thieves responsible for A.T.M. withdrawals struck 2,904 machines over 10 hours starting on Feb. 19, withdrawing $2.4 million. The operation included sophisticated computer experts operating in the shadowy world of Internet hacking, manipulating...
  • Castro forged papers

    04/07/2013 6:19:38 AM PDT · by Liz · 31 replies
    NY POST ^ | 4/7/13 | BRUCE GOLDING
    Democrat used trickery for gaining power, court papers show. Now resigned, state Assemblyman Nelson Castro---a Dominican Republic native---schemed to illegally register dozens of latino voters, and forged signatures on petitions to seek office earlier as a Democrat district leader. The revelations were spelled out in a deal in which feds agreed not to prosecute in return for Castro's wearing a wire to nail his shady Democrat colleagues. Castro admitted to lying about dozens of (illegals) registered to vote using his address.
  • FBI investigating allegations Sen. Menendez patronized prostitutes in Dominican Republic

    02/15/2013 8:43:51 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 15, 2013 | Carol D. Leonnig and Peter Wallsten
    A team of FBI agents has been conducting interviews in recent weeks in the Dominican Republic and the United States, looking into allegations that Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) patronized prostitutes in the Caribbean nation, but has found no evidence to support the claim, according to two people familiar with the investigation. One person said agents have asked about whether a Florida eye doctor — a close friend and major campaign donor to Menendez — provided the senator with prostitutes on vacations there. Another person said investigators are looking into allegations involving underage prostitutes and sex parties. The two, who spoke...
  • Durbin: Menendez should keep gavel despite ethics scandal

    02/10/2013 5:18:54 PM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/10/13 | JOHN BRESNAHAN
    Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin said on Sunday embattled Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) should keep his chairmanship of the Foreign Relations Committee despite an investigation into his dealings with a top donor. "Sen. Menendez has given us an assurance that there is no substance to these charges," the Democratic senator from Illinois said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "It's being looked at by the Ethics Committee. Of course, I can't comment beyond that." The Senate Ethics Committee is looking into Menendez's interaction with Salomon Melgen, a Florida eye surgeon who has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Menendez and...
  • NY TIMES ON MENENDEZ: REID 'NEEDS TO REMOVE HIS GAVEL'

    02/09/2013 5:22:09 AM PST · by SMGFan · 28 replies
    The New York Times has called on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to remove New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez from his chairmanship of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Under the editorial headline “Mr. Menendez’s Ethics Problem,” the newspaper said Menendez “was never a distinguished choice for chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the position he ascended to this month by virtue of seniority.” “Concerns about that quality gap have sharply escalated amid new disclosures about Mr. Menendez’s use of his position to advance the financial interests of a friend and big donor,” the Times wrote. “Instead of trying...
  • Sen. Menendez defends his relationship with political donor Melgen

    02/09/2013 7:33:17 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/08/13 | Jonathan Easley
    Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) defended his relationship with Florida doctor and political donor Salomon Melgen in an interview with Univision on Friday, saying he didn’t do anything on his friend’s behalf that he doesn’t regularly do for others. Melgen, a close friend of Menendez’s, reportedly overbilled the U.S. government by almost $9 million in Medicare payments, inviting a federal audit. Menendez acknowledged contacting officials to complain that the Medicare billing rules were unclear, but the senator denied that his close ties to Melgen had anything to do with him raising the issue. “The fact that someone is a donor does...
  • The Menendez Dilemma ("Who is more trustworthy, a Dominican prostitute or a New Jersey Democrat?")

    02/05/2013 10:08:45 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 37 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | February 5, 2013 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Prostitution is both legal and widespread in the Dominican Republic, where as many as 100,000 women are part of the industry in a nation that has become a major sex-tourism hotspot of the Caribbean. So it would not be a crime for Sen. Robert Menendez to have availed himself of such services during his trips to the Dominican Republic, as has been alleged.Menendez has strenuously denied patronizing prostitutes, however, denouncing the accusations Monday in a CNN interview as “smears that right-wing blogs have been pushing since the election.” Any claim that Menendez consorted with hookers during his D>. ominican holidays...
  • The Only Appropriate Position For A Democrat Senator Who Has Sex With Foreign Hookers

    02/04/2013 4:25:42 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 6 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-4-13 | The Looking Spoon
    If you've never heard of this guy you can get a good start and learn more than you ever wanted to know from The Lonely Conservative and The Other McCain.He replaced John Kerry as Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations committee...it's too perfect.
  • Why is Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) following a very young-looking Dominican girl on Twitter?

    02/01/2013 9:18:54 PM PST · by James Thomas · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 1, 2013 | Jim Treacher
    Remember when Anthony Weiner got busted for sending a picture of his penis to a woman who was not his wife? He sure does. And remember how he claimed his Twitter account was hacked or pranked or spammed or whatever?
  • Menendez allegations growing rapidly, creating headache for Democrats (the bad news keeps coming)

    02/02/2013 6:09:15 AM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/02/13 | Jordy Yager
    A cloud of scandalous allegations is rapidly growing over Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), putting Democratic leaders in a difficult position as the integrity of their immigration point man in the Senate falls under question at a critical time. The bad news keeps coming: a Senate Ethics probe, allegations involving underage prostitutes, an FBI investigation of a key campaign donor, undisclosed flights on the donor’s private plane, and now, reports linking Menendez to a multi-million dollar contract he helped obtain for the disgraced donor. Menendez denies nearly all of it. But it couldn’t come at a worse time for the new...
  • Menendez: The noose tightens

    02/02/2013 10:25:56 AM PST · by Starman417 · 34 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-02-13 | DrJohn
    The Daily Caller has been doing the job the Obama State Media just won't do- journalism- and they are on fire in the Menendez investigation. Emails show FBI investigating Sen. Bob Menendez for sleeping with underage Dominican prostitutes Documents published online for the first time Thursday indicate that the FBI opened an inquiry into New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez on August 1, 2012, focusing on repeated trips he took to the Dominican Republic with longtime campaign contributor and Miami eye doctor Salomon Melgen. TheDC reported in November that Menendez purchased the service of prostitutes in that Caribbean nation at...
  • Bob Menendez’s foreign underage prostitution story stubbornly not going away.

    02/01/2013 5:41:42 AM PST · by IbJensen · 22 replies
    Red State ^ | January 30th, 2013 | Moe Lane
    Background: just before the election a story broke alleging that Democratic Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey had taken advantage of the hospitality of one of his campaign contributors to go down to the Dominican Republic (via the aforementioned contributor’s private plane) and use the services of at least two prostitutes (one of whom may or may not have been underage). Worse, he allegedly refused to pay said foreign partially-underaged hookers the full amount that Menendez allegedly promised to pay – and, let me note again this in passing: to patronize a prostitute is hardly a moral act. But if...
  • Sen. Menendez plays cat-and-mouse game with journalists avoiding hooker-allegation questions

    02/01/2013 6:23:04 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/31/13 | DAN FRIEDMAN
    Where’s the senator? A day after allegations swirled that he cavorted with underage hookers in the Dominican Republic, Sen. Robert Menendez played a cat-and-mouse game with reporters. The camera crews parked outside the New Jersey Democrat’s office Thursday never got a glimpse of him. The usually accessible senator managed to avoid reporters almost all day, even as he cast six Senate votes and attended a lunch with Vice President Biden and other Democrats to talk about gun control. The Daily News finally caught up with Menendez as he ducked into an out-of-the-way Capitol elevator with visitors from New Jersey. But...
  • Women against Bob Menendez? How about a Democratic woman?

    02/01/2013 1:16:17 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1-31-2013 | Michelle Malkin
    January 31, 2013 Women against Bob Menendez? How about a Democratic woman? Michelle Malkin Conservatives are always told they don't do enough to reach across the aisle. We're divisive, obstructionist and hostile to bipartisanship. So in the spirit of unity and comity, I'm announcing the formation of a new social justice group: Ladies Against Senator Sleaze-Bob. Now all I need are some principled Democratic ladies and liberal media lionesses to step up to the plate with me to protest the vulgar, sexist behavior of Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J. Surely, Nancy Pelosi, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Cher, Sandra Fluke, Eva Longoria and...
  • Menendez’s Replacements

    02/01/2013 4:51:00 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 19 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 2-1-2013 | Lachlan Markay
    MenendezÂ’s Replacements Three potential interim senators floated to replace troubled Democrat BY: Lachlan Markay February 1, 2013 3:30 pm A small group of New Jersey politicians are being floated as likely replacements for embattled Sen. Bob Menendez (D., N.J.), who is under investigation by the Senate Ethics Committee over his relationship with a donor facing allegations of political corruption and fraud.New JerseyÂ’s constitution gives governors the ability to appoint interim senators. After appointing an interim senator, the governor then has the choice of either calling a special election or waiting until the 2013 general election to fill the seat...
  • WILL ABC'S STEPHANOPOULOS, RADDATZ ASK MENENDEZ ABOUT FBI SEX INVESTIGATION?

    01/27/2013 2:37:15 AM PST · by SMGFan · 18 replies
    New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez is scheduled to appear on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday amid the rekindled firestorm surrounding his trips to the Dominican Republic. Several people at the network, including anchor George Stephanopoulos, haven’t responded when Breitbart News has asked if Stephanopoulos or reporter Martha Raddatz will ask Menendez about his alleged sexual escapades abroad. This reporter interviewed two Dominican Republic women in November, while reporting for The Daily Caller before joining Breitbart News, who claimed Menendez paid them for sex around Easter time this year. The encounter apparently took place at Casa de Campo, a posh...
  • Emails show FBI investigating Sen. Bob Menendez for sleeping with underage Dominican prostitutes

    01/25/2013 12:32:40 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 25, 2013 | David Martosko, executive editor
    Documents published online for the first time Thursday indicate that the FBI opened an inquiry into New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez on August 1, 2012, focusing on repeated trips he took to the Dominican Republic with longtime campaign contributor and Miami eye doctor Salomon Melgen. TheDC reported in November that Menendez purchased the service of prostitutes in that Caribbean nation at a series of alcohol-fueled sex parties. The documents, which The Daily Caller had obtained hours earlier from an anonymous source, also indicate that Carrie Levine, research director at Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), was alerted...
  • Hillary Clinton's Illness Prompts Conspiracy Theories

    12/31/2012 7:53:21 AM PST · by Perdogg · 72 replies
    The weekly standard ^ | By DANIEL HALPER
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, perhaps the most famous current female political figure, has fallen ill. "In the course of a follow-up exam today, Secretary Clinton's doctors discovered a blood clot had formed, stemming from the concussion she sustained several weeks ago. She is being treated with anti-coagulants and is at New York-Presbyterian Hospital so that they can monitor the medication over the next 48 hours," a spokesman for the former first lady said yesterday in a statement. Clinton's illness, and the fact that she has not been seen in public in the last three weeks, has prompted a slew...
  • Secretary of State Hillary Clinton admitted to hospital with blood clot following concussion

    12/30/2012 5:04:06 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 331 replies
    AP ^ | Sunday, December 30, 2012
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton admitted to hospital with blood clot following concussion.
  • Report: Sec. Of State Hillary Clinton Hospitalized for Blood Clot Following Concussion

    12/30/2012 5:04:40 PM PST · by kristinn · 18 replies
    AP via Twitter ^ | Sunday, December 30, 2012 | AP
    AP) -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton admitted to hospital with blood clot following concussion. APTV 12-30-12 1953EST
  • Bill and Hillary Clinton in Punta Cana for New Year's celebration

    12/29/2012 9:28:24 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 80 replies
    Dominican Today ^ | 12-29-2012 | staff report
    December 29, 2012 Bill and Hillary Clinton in Punta Cana for New Year's celebration Staff report Punta Cana, DR.– Ex-president Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary Clinton are enjoying their year-end vacation in Punta Cana, in the eastern coast of the Dominican Republic. According to press reports, the Clintons will celebrate New Year’s at the Puntacana Resort & Club and could also attend a fashion show scheduled for December 29, which will be held in honor of famous Dominican designer Oscar de la Renta. Also expected to attend are American journalist Barbara Walters, Vogue editor Anna Wintour, Spanish actress Mar...
  • Women: Sen. Bob Menendez paid us for sex in the Dominican Republic

    10/31/2012 10:58:35 PM PDT · by FL2012 · 81 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 1, 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    Two women from the Dominican Republic told The Daily Caller that Democratic New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez paid them for sex earlier this year.
  • Seven Dead As Van Plunges Into Bronx Zoo

    Seven people, including three children, have been killed after an out-of-control van drove off a road and plunged more than 100ft into New York's Bronx Zoo. The van had been heading south down the Bronx River Parkway when it suddenly bounced off the central section, careered across two lanes and then hit the guardrail. Police said it flipped over the rail and then landed upside down in an area that is used by the zoo to store its monorail trains, some way from the animal enclosures. All seven people in the van were killed in the accident. They have been...
  • As Dutch churches shut, sacred art finds new use abroad

    05/03/2012 3:39:50 PM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 3, 2012 | Tom Heneghan
    ‘S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands (Reuters) - When Christianity fades, it doesn't just leave empty pews behind. With each church that shuts, the statues, crucifixes, chalices, paintings or vestments that were part of regular Sunday services suddenly have no liturgical home.In the Netherlands, where faith has faded more dramatically than in many other parts of Europe, two churches close down on average every week. The sacred art left over is piling up in cellars and storerooms around the country.Some congregations elsewhere have the opposite problem. New Catholic and Protestant churches are springing up in Latin America, Africa and Asia, and pastors in eastern...
  • 'They treated us inhumanely': Gay man thrown off Caribbean cruise for 'having sex on deck in port'

    03/25/2012 4:04:35 AM PDT · by Stoat · 49 replies · 4+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | JILL REILLY and LAURA COX
    A Southern Californian man thrown off a Caribbean gay cruise earlier this week has said that that he and his partner were taunted, humiliated and subjected to inhumane treatment when they were arrested for indecent exposure.Dennis Jay Mayer, 53, of Palm Springs said he has no doubt they were arrested in Dominica because they were gay. Police said it was because they were seen having sex in public on the balcony of their ship cabin. Mayer said they were not having sex, but were ‘partially clothed’. (edit) The pastor of Dominica's Trinity Baptist Church, Randy Rodney, praised the police for their...
  • Social Networks & The Online Jihad

    10/31/2011 1:38:14 AM PDT · by Cindy · 51 replies
    World Threats.com ^ | October 26, 2011 | Posted by Candice Lanier
    SNIPPET: "In July, the British government warned that Al Qaeda’s exploitation of social networking websites is on the rise." SNIPPET: "The massive and multifarious network of websites and social media has presented a challenge to authorities in trying to combat it. Additionally, civil liberty concerns have conflicted with government efforts to spy on communications. Reducing terrorist activity on social media sites has been particularly difficult because users have adopted new forms of communication to conform with the new formats. Many Arabic speakers on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and other sites use Arabizi, a form of colloquial Arabic written in the Latin...
  • ‘Bombmaker’ busted by NYPD in upper Manhattan apartment (Hispanic Muslim from Dominican Republic)

    11/20/2011 4:39:32 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 39 replies · 2+ views
    Ny Daily News ^ | November 20 2011 | ALISON GENDAR & BILL HUTCHINSON
    A Dominican with an anti-American grudge has been busted for building a bomb in his upper Manhattan apartment to blow up a police station, sources said Sunday night. -snip- The suspect was identified through one of the al-Awlaki web sites, where he posted anti-American comments, the source said.
  • Lesbian couple suffer honeymoon hell

    09/21/2011 2:32:05 PM PDT · by NYer · 111 replies
    Telegraph ^ | September 21, 2011 | Richard Alleyne
    Having tied the knot in a white wedding, a lesbian couple thought the icing on the cake would be a traditional honeymoon along with other young couples. But the trip turned out to be a nightmare after staff at their resort treated them as if it was not a "real honeymoon" and excluded them from special romantic meals and dances. Gemma Harman, 24, and Tamsin Harper, 36, said it was the "worst two weeks" of their lives and the "homophobic manner" in which they were treated was "disgusting". The couple, from Brighouse, near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, decided to go on...
  • Why It's No Longer Raining Cocaine in the Dominican Republic

    08/31/2011 10:42:30 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | Aug. 25, 2011 | Ezra Fieser
    Why It's No Longer Raining Cocaine in the Dominican Republic By Ezra Fieser / Santo Domingo Drug cartels often drop their product from small planes for it to be picked up by traffickers on land. But sometimes those air deliveries miss their mark — and until recently, errant bundles of cocaine used to fall from the sky into the Dominican Republic's countryside so frequently that one rural cab driver tells TIME they were like "gifts from God," because residents who found them could sell them back to the narcos for a handsome price. "It paid better than any other job,"...
  • Cholera returns to Puerto Rico after a 126-year absence

    07/05/2011 6:57:27 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 10 replies
    El Nuevo Día (Spanish-language article) ^ | July 5, 2011 | Yanira Hernández Cabiya
    (English-language translation) A septuagenarian missionary became the first person to import the dangerous cholera bacterium to Puerto Rico in over a century. Confirmation was done by the Department of Health, following protocol which requires that confirmed cholera cases be reported within 24 hours. The man, whom the Department of Health only identified as a missionary who lives in the northern part of the island, traveled to the Dominican Republic two weeks ago to do work in an area where hygienic conditions were not the best. "He is a person who travels to the Dominican Republic frequently," State Epidemiologist Carmen Deseda...