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  • Becerra Tried To Block Server Admin Over Red Flags, But Logins Continued, With Muted Reaction

    Xavier Becerra, the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, barely reacted when he learned the caucus server had been infiltrated in 2016, although he loudly decried the hack of the Democratic National Committee that happened around that same time. No one has faced punishment for the caucus server infiltration. The then-congressman, who is now California’s attorney general, refused to articulate even the barest details of the cyber breach at a press conference Wednesday, and would not say whether he’s seeking criminal charges against longtime IT aide Imran Awan and his family. Members of the Awan family logged on to the...
  • Senate Expands Investigation Into The Uranium One Deal

    12/12/2017 10:46:16 PM PST · by bitt · 1 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/11/2017 | MICHAEL BASTASCH
    A top Republican senator is expanding an investigation into the Uranium One deal, demanding documents from the Energy Department and Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on the Uranium One deal. Wyoming GOP Sen. John Barrasso wants to know whether or not former President Barack Obama’s administration intentionally misled him about Uranium One being able to export its product out of the U.S. after it was acquired by Russia.
  • A Transparent Lack of Media Curiosity – Why Was Judge Rudolph Contreras Recused From Flynn Case?…

    12/12/2017 10:13:13 PM PST · by bitt · 2 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 12/12/2017 | SUNDANCE
    Last Thursday it was announced that U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras was mysteriously recused from the Special Counsel case against General Mike Flynn, five days after Judge Contreras accepting the initial pleading. No explanation as to ‘why’? (Reuters) The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia judge presiding over the criminal case for President Donald Trump’s former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has been recused from handling the case, a court spokeswoman said on Thursday. (read more) One might think the media apparatus, or pundit proletariat writ large, might be curious about why a U.S. District Court Judge...
  • Schumer calls cops after forged sex scandal charge

    12/12/2017 9:49:58 PM PST · by bitt · 24 replies
    axios.com ^ | 12/12/2017 | mike allen
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said he was the victim of a fake news hit on Tuesday, and has turned over to Capitol Police a document that purports to detail lurid sexual harassment accusations by a former staffer. Why it matters: This was an apparent effort to dupe reporters and smear a senator — both symptoms of an amped-up news environment where harassment charges are proliferating and reporters have become targets for fraud. The former staffer told me in a phone interview that she did not author the document, that none of the charges ring true, and that her...
  • Federal Judge Recuses Herself From A Second Fusion GPS Case

    12/12/2017 8:50:06 PM PST · by bitt · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/12/2017 | chuck ross
    A federal judge in Washington, D.C. has recused herself from a second case involving Trump dossier firm Fusion GPS. Tanya S. Chutkan, an Obama appointee, recused herself on Monday from a case involving a dispute over subpoenas issued for Fusion GPS, the firm that commissioned the dossier. Aleksej Gubarev, a Russian tech executive accused in the dossier of hacking Democrats’ computer systems, has sought to subpoena Fusion GPS records and to depose its employees to find out more about the research firm’s work on the dossier. Gubarev is suing BuzzFeed for defamation for publishing the dossier earlier this year. He...
  • Top Intel Democrat Downplays Expectations of Evidence in Russian Collusion Investigation

    12/12/2017 8:44:46 PM PST · by bitt · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/12/2017 | KRISTINA WONG
    The top Democrat on the House intelligence committee and a lead proponent of the Russian collusion narrative downplayed expectations there will be any smoking gun evidence showing collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, after months have passed and millions spent in investigations. Back in March, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-WA), in defending the need for investigations, told NBC’s “Meet the Press” that there was “circumstantial evidence” of collusion, and that the American people had a right to know whether the circumstantial evidence of collusion is “indicative of more.” But on Sunday, Schiff backed away from the need for any actual...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Which of The 12 Days of Christmas Are You? ~ 13 December 2017

    12/12/2017 6:05:28 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 71 replies
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  • Montgomery County [MD] Bracing for Long-Term Revenue Decline [wealthy paying less taxes]

    12/12/2017 4:55:44 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 22 replies
    http://www.bethesdamagazine.com ^ | Dec 12, 2017 | By Andrew Metcalf
    Projected revenue decline attributed to wealthy individuals paying significantly less in income taxes; future job cuts not ruled out Montgomery County is revising its six-year revenue forecasts down by more than $400 million as income tax revenue lags behind previous projections. The lower long-term forecast comes after County Executive Ike Leggett called for 2 percent cuts at county departments to address a projected $120 million shortfall in the $5.4 billion fiscal 2018 operating budget. Leggett said he doesn’t believe county employees should worry about their job security “immediately,” however he did say potential job cuts may need to be considered...
  • A Nasty, Nafta-Related Surprise: Mexico’s Soaring Obesity

    12/12/2017 4:40:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    New York Times ^ | DEC. 11, 2017 | ANDREW JACOBS and MATT RICHTEL
    Few predicted when Mexico joined the free-trade deal that it would transform the country in a way that would saddle millions with diet-related illnesses.William Ruiz Sánchez spends his days grilling burgers and slathering fried hot dogs with pepperoni and cheese at his family’s restaurant. Refrigerators and fire-engine red tables provided by Coca-Cola feature the company’s logo in exchange for exclusive sale of its drinks. Though members of the Ruiz family sometimes eat here, they more often grab dinner at Domino’s or McDonald’s. For midday snacks, they buy Doritos or Cheetos at Oxxo, a convenience store chain so ubiquitous here that...
  • Sierra LaMar Murder: Antolin Garcia-Torres Sentenced to Life in Prison Without Parole

    12/12/2017 4:19:39 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Antolin Garcia Torres, the convicted killer of Morgan Hill teenager Sierra LaMar, was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Garcia-Torres, 26, was convicted in May of first-degree murder in the 15-year-old girl's death and the attempted kidnappings of three women in 2009. On Tuesday, he was also ordered to register as a sex offender. The sentencing, which was originally scheduled to take place in September, was delayed as the court considered a challenge from the defense to remove Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Vanessa Zecher from the case. Garcia-Torres and his attorneys claimed that...
  • Serial killer Todd Kohlhepp claims to have more victims (SC)

    12/12/2017 1:51:54 PM PST · by Gamecock · 18 replies
    GoUpState.com ^ | Dec 11, 2017 | Daniel J. Gross
    Convicted serial killer Todd Kohlhepp, in a letter to the Herald-Journal, said he has more victims who have not been discovered. The FBI has a pending investigation, but a spokesman would not comment further on the matter. “We can’t comment specifically on what we’re doing, other than what I’ve said before — that we have a pending investigation,” said Don Wood, chief division council with the bureau’s field office in Columbia. Earlier this year, Kohlhepp, 46, was convicted of killing seven people and was handed seven life sentences plus 60 years in prison. He was arrested in November 2016 after...
  • One Mueller-Investigation Coincidence Too Many

    12/12/2017 11:55:52 AM PST · by bitt · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/12/2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Stacking the deck with anti-Trump staffers is proving to be a really bad idea. Special prosecutors, investigators, and counsels are usually a bad idea. They are admissions that constitutionally mandated institutions don’t work — and can be rescued only by supposed superhuman moralists, who are without the innate biases inherent in human nature. The record from Lawrence Walsh to Ken Starr to Patrick Fitzgerald suggests otherwise. Originally narrow mandates inevitably expand — on the cynical theory that everyone has something embarrassing to hide. Promised “short” timelines and limited budgets are quickly forgotten. Prosecutors search for ever new crimes to justify...
  • Kirsten Gillibrand the "Hottest" Senator, Reid Says (Flashback)

    12/12/2017 11:23:20 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 52 replies
    CBS News ^ | 21 Sep 2010 | Lucy Madison
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid raised eyebrows at a New York City fundraiser hosted by Mayor Michael Bloomberg Monday morning when he referred to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand as the "hottest member," according to CNN. Gillibrand, who was seated only a few feet away from Reid at Bloomberg's New York townhouse, flushed with embarrassment at the comment, CNN reports. According to a Politico source, Reid delivered remarks praising New York's senior senator, Chuck Schumer, before turning to Gillibrand and adding that, "many senators are known for many things," and that "we in the Senate refer to Sen. Gillibrand as the hottest...
  • Just got off phone with top Conservative Activist in #Alabama

    12/12/2017 11:02:46 AM PST · by mojito · 147 replies
    Twitter ^ | 12/12/2017 | Jim Hoft
    Was Told Turn Out today is Unprecedented with @MooreSenate 's base. The people of Alabama are DISGUSTED with #DeepState and Liberal Elites from #WaPo and #DC interfering in election and spreading lies!
  • Charles Jenkins, American soldier who defected to North Korea, dies at 77

    12/12/2017 6:34:39 AM PST · by Gamecock · 14 replies
    WaPo ^ | December 11 2017 | Anna Fifield
    TOKYO — Charles Jenkins, the U.S. Army sergeant who defected to North Korea in 1965 and remained there for almost four decades, has died in Japan at the age of 77. Jenkins had been living on Sado Island, off Japan’s west coast, with his wife Hitomi Soga, a Japanese citizen who was abducted by North Korea in 1978, since he was freed in 2004. Since their return, Jenkins had lived a quiet life on Sado Island, not far from where his wife was taken by North Koreans, working in the gift shop at the local museum and becoming some kind...
  • HuffPo Laments That One Year in, ‘Trump Is Winning’

    12/12/2017 6:33:22 AM PST · by mandaladon · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Dec 2017 | THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.
    In the midst of much hand-wringing and anguished sighs, the Huffington Post has announced to its readers that after his first year in office “Trump Is Winning.” “This is one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to write and admit,” begins Earl Ofari Hutchinson, “Trump is winning.” Hutchinson, an author and co-host of the Al Sharpton Show, observes that according to numerous indicators the Trump presidency is a success, beginning with his delivery of a long list of campaign promises. Among Mr. Trump’s many victories, Hutchinson enumerates Mick Mulvaney’s appointment to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Neil Gorsuch’s...
  • Wife of DOJ Deputy Was Fusion GPS Employee, CIA Research Aid (truc)

    12/12/2017 5:56:07 AM PST · by bobsunshine · 46 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | December 12, 2017 | Sundance
    Department of Justice Assoc. Deputy Attorney General Bruce G Ohr was demoted because he had working relationships with dossier author Christopher Steele and Fusion GPS; and -more importantly or perhaps ‘conveniently’- according to James Rosen, Bruce Ohr did not reveal his October 2016 contacts with MI6 agent Steele or Glenn Simpson (Fusion-GPS) to DOJ leadership. However, the ongoing Dossier story gets far more intriguing as it is now discovered that Bruce G Ohr’s wife, Nellie H. Ohr, actually worked for Fusion GPS and likely helped guide/script the Russian Dossier. But wait, it doesn’t stop there… Mrs. Nellie Ohr was not...
  • Yet another Chicago schools chief resigns amid scandal

    12/12/2017 3:45:34 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s track record for picking leaders of his city’s school system, the nation’s third largest, just took a new hit. In 2015, the woman whom he selected, Barbara Byrd-Bennett, resigned amid a major bribery scandal that sent her to prison. Emanuel replaced her with his longtime friend, Forrest Claypool, who just became the second consecutive Chicago schools chief to announce he is leaving — and he’s doing it in the middle of scandal. Claypool said he will vacate the position as chief executive officer of the school district, which he has held for 2 1/2 years, on...
  • Watch: Roy Moore and Steve Bannon ‘Drain the Swamp’ Rally (Full Speech)

    12/12/2017 1:16:52 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 11 replies
    YouTube.Com and 'Right Side Broadcasting Network' ^ | Dec 11, 2017 | Judge4 Roy Moore
    The video starts about 1 minute and 35 seconds into the video, and the introduction starts about 15 minutes into the video. Judge Roy Moore's wife, Kayla, begins speaking at about 2:04:00 into the video, and Judge Roy Moore starts speaking at 2:11:35 into the video. LIVE: Judge Roy Moore "Drain the Swamp" Election Eve Rally with Steve Bannon ( 2:40:46 ) Monday, December 11, 2017:Watch the live stream of Roy Moore's Election eve "Drain the Swamp" rally with Breitbart's Steve Bannon LIVE from Jordan's Activity Barn in Midland City, AL
  • Jury Rules Against Fired Professor who Espoused Sandy Hook Conspiracy Theory

    12/11/2017 11:46:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    MSN News ^ | 12/12 | Paula McMahon,
    Jurors took just three hours on Monday to rule against a controversial blogger who claimed he was fired from a tenured professorship at Florida Atlantic University in retaliation for his conspiracy theorist blogging about the Sandy Hook massacre. James Tracy alleged that FAU violated his First Amendment rights to free speech. He wanted to be reinstated to his former position, with back pay and an unspecified amount of damages. FAU officials say they never censored Tracy or prevented him from expressing his opinions. They say he was fired after repeatedly and intentionally refusing to file mandatory disclosure forms that require...