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  • Supreme Court set to rule on abortion clinic restrictions

    06/26/2016 6:52:25 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 26, 2016 | Supreme Court set to rule on abortion clinic restrictions
    The Supreme Court on Monday is poised to once again enter the fray on the abortion issue, an already divisive subject complicated by election-year politics and a split bench that may lack the votes to rule definitively. The high court will wrap up its work for the summer by issuing a judgment on how far Texas can go to regulate abortion clinics in the state, and whether those provisions have the effect of limiting first-trimester abortions guaranteed by the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling. Texas reproductive clinics are asking the justices to keep their facilities open in the face of...
  • Pope says Church should ask forgiveness from gays for past treatment

    06/26/2016 5:25:56 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 90 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 26 Jun 16 | By Philip Pullella
    ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (Reuters) - Pope Francis said on Sunday that Christians and the Roman Catholic Church should seek forgiveness from homosexuals for the way they had treated them. Speaking to reporters aboard the plane taking him back to Rome from Armenia, he also said the Church should ask forgiveness for the way it has treated women, for turning a blind eye to child labor and for "blessing so many weapons" in the past. In the hour-long freewheeling conversation that has become a trademark of his international travels, Francis was asked if he agreed with recent comments by...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: U.S. Military All-Stars ~ 27 June 2016

    06/26/2016 5:04:21 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 61 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC and The Canteen Crew
    For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! ~ Hall of Heroes ~ US Military All-Stars Info from here.             The modern US Military All Stars was founded originally as the U.S. Navy Baseball Club by retired U.S. Navy Commander Terry Allvord in Pensacola, Florida in 1990 before moving to San Diego for the 1993 season. This program is the leader in armed forces baseball in the modern era. Allvord went on to establish over...
  • Sorry, Chris Wallace… Hillary Clinton DID GO HOME AND SLEEP During Benghazi Attack

    06/26/2016 2:50:07 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 89 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 26, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    ....Wallace said Hillary did not go home and sleep during the Benghazi attack – parroting what the rest of the media has been reporting this week. The fact is Hillary Clinton DID GO HOME AND SLEEP during the Benghazi attacks and there are records to prove it. According to official watch logs on September 11, 2012 during the Benghazi attack on the US consulate the first note of the attacks (not protest, another Hillary lie) was posted after 4 PM on that Tuesday afternoon. And Hillary Clinton was home by 10:30 PM as US forces continued to come under attack...
  • Mogadishu: Al Shabaab militants claim hotel attack in Somalia that leaves at least 15 dead

    06/26/2016 4:20:25 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 9 replies
    ABC ^ | 6-25-16
    At least 15 people have been killed in an attack on a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu that was swiftly claimed by Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al Shabaab militants, police said. The death toll includes guards, civilians and militants. The assault was led by a suicide attacker driving a car laden with explosives The attack began at 4:30 pm (11:30 pm AEST) with a powerful blast followed by heavy gunfire, an AFP journalist and a witness said. The Naasa Hablood hotel in southern Mogadishu is often used by politicians and members of the Somali diaspora visiting the city.
  • US Media Ignores Obama's Role in Brexit Disaster

    06/25/2016 8:04:11 PM PDT · by Future Useless Eater · 44 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 24-June-2016 | David A. Patten
    Watch any of the TV news talk shows Friday and almost all have ignored one important fact: the Brexit 'Leave' victory was another humiliating loss for President Barack Obama. In fact, some British polls even showed that voter sentiment moved decidedly in favor of Brexit after Obama traveled to Britain and urged a "no" vote. British voters delivered a stinging rebuke to Obama on Thursday when they opted to leave the EU by a 52 percent to 48 percent margin. So strong was the backlash to Obama's blatant attempt to influence the Brexit vote – polls following his April visit...
  • Navy commodore to be relieved of command over Iran's capture of his sailors

    06/23/2016 10:15:51 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 48 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 6/23/16 | Lucas Tomlinson
    <p>The commodore in charge of the two U.S. Navy boats that strayed into Iranian waters leading to the capture of his 10 sailors for 16 hours in January will be relieved of command likely putting an end to his career, Fox News has learned.</p>
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ A TIME FOR EVERYTHING ~ 26 June 2016

    06/25/2016 4:59:29 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 45 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
            A TIME FOR EVERYTHING There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: A time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, A time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, A time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, A time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain...
  • Abbas admits anti-Israel blood libel 'baseless'

    06/25/2016 2:08:40 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/6/16
    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas attempted to walk back controversial statements made during a recent address to the European Union parliament in Brussels, claiming on Saturday that he opposed "any attack on any religion", after having accused Israel of “poisoning Palestinian wells”. "Palestine is the cradle of the three monotheistic faiths. We stand strongly against any attack on any religion," Abbas said in a statement. The tacit acknowledgement of Judaism's roots in the Land of Israel, comes in stark contrast to Palestinian Authority propaganda which has for decades attempted to diminish the Jewish people's ancient history in Israel. In apparently...
  • (Gov. Scott )Walker says delegates should vote their conscience on Trump

    06/25/2016 10:53:40 AM PDT · by Innovative · 99 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 21, 2016 | Scott Bauer, Associated Press
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Tuesday he agrees that delegates to the Republican national convention should be free to vote their conscience, even if that means not supporting presumptive nominee Donald Trump. Walker is a former presidential candidate and a delegate to the convention next month. He told reporters following a groundbreaking at a sausage factory that he will follow Wisconsin Republican Party rules and cast his ballot for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in the first round because Cruz won the state primary.
  • Michigan Fugitive John Saatio to Be Extradited Saturday

    06/25/2016 9:09:20 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Tico Times ^ | 6/24 | MICHAEL KRUMHOLTZ
    After escaping from authorities on two separate occasions, U.S. fugitive John Wesley Saatio won’t have a third chance to run free in Costa Rica. Costa Rican Security Minister Gustavo Mata announced that Saatio will be extradited Saturday when authorities will put him on a commercial flight out of Juan Santamaría International Airport accompanied by U.S. Marshals. Saatio was recaptured Tuesday in Desamparados, south of San José, after escaping through a ventilation duct in the immigration detention center in Hatillo where he had been held since June 3. The 35-year-old fugitive from Michigan was initially aprehended by police in the popular...
  • Del Mar Family Fighting for Son Taken as Political Prisoner in Venezuela

    06/25/2016 8:48:09 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 6/24 | Omari Fleming and Jaspreet Kaur
    Francisco Marquez Lara and his friend, Gabriel San Miguel were arrested on Sunday. A Del Mar family is fighting for their son’s freedom after they say he was taken as a political prisoner in Venezuela. Francisco Marquez Lara is a dual citizen of the United States and Venezuela. He and his friend, Gabriel San Miguel were arrested on Sunday. Now, his parents, Maria-Luz Lara and Ricardo Marquez are on a mission to free their son and his friend from jail. Francisco’s mother spoke exclusively to NBC 7 on Friday about their fight and the emotional toll it has taken...
  • The Rise and Fall of the EU [vanity]

    06/25/2016 5:29:59 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 18 replies
    Exclusive to FR ^ | Saturday June 25, 2016 | cc
    It started with the best of intentions. In WWII, Western Europeans couldn't help but be impressed by the sheer numbers of American troops, equipment, and supplies moving through their countries, all under one flag and all speaking one language. After the war, various politicians in Western Europe noted how their continent and the United States - though both were roughly the same population, one had free travel for goods and people while the other didn't - and asked, why can't we do that here? And so the grand EU idea was slowly borne, and envious attempt to copy the US...
  • Magna Carta 2.0: Good for Freedom, Good for Growth Trump is the Big Winner, Obama got Crushed

    06/25/2016 4:30:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 25, 2016 | Larry Kudlow
    The original Magna Carta was a charter agreed to by King John of England in 1215. It just celebrated its 801st anniversary. So no, I wasn’t there. But that charter has become part of an important, iconic, political myth that the deal between an unpopular king and rebellious barons marked the beginning of individual English freedoms, personal liberties, and due-process protection of individuals under the law. Magna Carta has also been cited as providing the essential foundation for the contemporary powers of Parliament and legal principles such as habeas corpus. That’s the mythology, and it’s an important one. So while...
  • Joe Biden to China: Curb North Korea or Japan Can Go Nuclear ‘Virtually Overnight’

    06/24/2016 11:03:00 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 38 replies
    Breibart ^ | 24 Jun 2016 | Frances Martel
    Joe Biden to China: Curb North Korea or Japan Can Go Nuclear ‘Virtually Overnight’ Vice President Joe Biden warned China that the Japanese government may acquire nuclear weapons “virtually overnight” if the threat from North Korea becomes too grave, urging Beijing to do more to curb Pyongyang’s belligerence. The Vice President’s comments echo those of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who warned that Japan and South Korea acquiring nuclear weapons “is going to happen anyway” in controversial remarks issued in March. Japanese government officials and media responded to Trump’s comments much more severely than they have to Biden’s. “What...
  • 'This Is Not My Party': George Will Goes from GOP to Unaffiliated

    06/24/2016 6:50:59 PM PDT · by bkopto · 198 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6/24/2016 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Conservative columnist George Will told PJM he has officially left the Republican Party and urged conservatives not to support presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump even if it leads to a Democratic victory in the 2016 presidential election. Will, who writes for the Washington Post, acknowledged it is a “little too late” for the Republican Party to find a replacement for Trump but had a message for Republican voters. “Make sure he loses. Grit their teeth for four years and win the White House,” Will said during an interview after his speech at a Federalist Society luncheon. Will said he changed...
  • Obama: ‘Enforcement Priorities Developed by My Administration Are Not Affected’ by SCOTUS Ruling

    06/23/2016 10:36:05 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 36 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 23, 2016 | Melanie Hunter
    (CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama said Thursday that despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s tie vote, which essentially blocks his immigration plan, the millions of illegal immigrants that he sought to make legal with his executive action will remain a low priority for deportation by his administration. “Enforcement priorities developed by my administration are not affected by this ruling. This means that the people who might have benefited from the expanded deferred action policies – long-term residents raising children who are Americans or legal residents – they will remain low priorities for enforcement. As long as you have not committed a...
  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops - 25 June, 2016

    06/24/2016 5:51:26 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 273 replies
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  • Vigils for the murdered will never cease under capitalism

    06/24/2016 4:46:07 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 33 replies
    People's World ^ | June 13, 2016 | Gabe Falsetta
    For many, many years the corporate elite - the 1 percent - has been selling us on the idea of trickle down economics, i.e., if the 1 percent made money they would reinvest it back into the cities and communities and we would all benefit. Well, does anyone still believe that? I don't think so. But let's talk about what does trickle down - something never talked about by the corporate elite and something that has been missing from most if not all major media and the presidential debates - with a little exception on the part of Bernie Sanders....
  • Could Britain face a second EU referendum already?

    06/24/2016 4:14:29 PM PDT · by Truth29 · 74 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 24, 2016 | Matt Dathan
    The prospect of holding a second EU referendum could be debated in Parliament in coming weeks after a petition topped the 100,000 target within hours of the result being declared. It was so popular that the Government petition website hosting the motion crashed this morning. The petition demands the Government re-stage the referendum because the winning vote for Leave was less than 60 per cent and was based on a turnout of less than 75 per cent.
  • "Today Is The Appetizer For Monday"

    06/24/2016 3:52:04 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 5 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 24 Jun 16 | Tyler Durden
    Early this morning we laid out the thoughts of RCB's Charlie McElligott on today's dramatic market action, which discussed not the blow up of "fat tail" quant stategies (something we touched upon later and which is likely to unleash even more quant-driven selling next week) and the "forced out" liquidations across the curve coupled with a rush into safety, but also the biggest question of all for today's trades - which macro funds are quietly blowing up? Now, we follow it up with a second piece by the RBC trader, one which those worried about being caught long risk over...
  • The Peasants Are Revolting – Disconnected Political Institutions Meet Their Monster Voters

    06/24/2016 12:21:07 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 28 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 6-24-2016 | sundance
    To say the last 24 hours have been historic could most certainly be an understatement. However, we can be certain a wounded global media will put every possible liberal, progressive, multicultural and socialist voice onto television and into print to push back against the visible rise of a growing nationalist sentiment.What has happened with the U.K. referendum is going to send reverberations around the globe; but this outcome should not come as a complete surprise to most CTH readers. What happened in Great Britain is the visible rise of their national Monster Vote.People from across political parties, conservative (Tory) and...
  • Never Trump movement gets little help from convention rules panel roster

    06/24/2016 9:24:28 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 13 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 06/24/2016 | KYLE CHENEY
    The Republican National Committee has released the list of the 112 members of the upcoming convention rules committee — a panel that will be the focal point of a struggle by anti-Donald Trump delegates to block the mogul's nomination at the Republican National Convention next month. But Trump foes hoping the panel will help their cause are in for a disappointment, as the roster is stacked with officials who publicly support making Trump the nominee.
  • Radical Islam' Killed Them!: Gohmert Confronts Dems at Gun Control Sit-In

    06/24/2016 10:07:43 AM PDT · by yoe · 26 replies
    Fox and Friends ^ | June 23, 2016 | Staff
    Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) confronted Democrats during their gun control sit-in last night, shouting instead about the threat of radical Islam. "Radical Islam killed these people!" he yelled during a speech by Democrat Brad Sherman (CA), referring to the Orlando terror attack. A Democrat can be heard off-camera shouting at Gohmert: "Don't let terrorists have a gun!"
  • American Shockwave Is Next...

    06/24/2016 9:30:17 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 38 replies
    Mikehuckabee.com ^ | 6/24/2016 | Mike Huckabee
    ---snip--- The votes in the UK to get OUT of the EU were those of workers tired of seeing their jobs taken by immigrants who didn’t share the British tradition, culture, and spirit. Many of our neighbors across the pond have felt they were losing their country and culture and that unrestricted immigration was changing their nation. It didn’t help that those wanting to stay in the EU branded the “out” group as racists or xenophobes. It was that many long time subjects of the British empire felt that their country was being lost to those who came to claim...
  • Obama names first national monument to LGBT rights

    06/24/2016 9:27:09 AM PDT · by McGruff · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | June 24, 2016 | Katia Hetter and Kevin Liptak
    President Barack Obama announced Friday he was designating the area around the Stonewall Inn in New York City as the country's first national monument to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights. "This week I'm designating the Stonewall National Monument as the newest addition to America's national park system," Obama said in a video released by the White House on Friday. "I believe our national parks should reflect the full story of our country -- the richness and diversity and uniquely American spirit that has always defined us, that we are stronger than ever. That out of many, we are...
  • British voters unleash a transatlantic tsunami And it's headed for American shores.

    06/24/2016 7:39:13 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 73 replies
    Politico ^ | 24 Jun 2016 | Joseph J. Schatz and Ben White
    LONDON — British voters didn’t just shock the world and the financial markets by voting to leave the European Union hours ago: They also ignored President Barack Obama, handed Hillary Clinton a potential economic burden and injected new energy into the populist currents roiling politics on both sides of the Atlantic. The surprise 52 percent - 48 percent result in favor of leaving the European Union — which British networks projected just before 5 a.m. local time — came after a tense night of vote-counting throughout the United Kingdom. British Prime Minister David Cameron later announced he's resigning, citing a...
  • Palestinians were created to cause trouble for Jews'

    06/24/2016 7:21:47 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/6/16 | Wild Bill
    A man calling himself WIld Bill described his support for Israel in a video that is going viral. ..... "So in the traditional Muslim style, they sent in massive armies to massacre the Jews and steal their land. But the Israelis stomped the living doogy-doo out of them and sent the Arabs fleeing back across the border like a bunch of whipped puppy dogs. And they've been afraid of the Israelis ever since. "But prior to the invasion, the Arabs warned all the Jordanians, Syrians and Lebanese living in Israel to get out. They constantly told them that within a...
  • PVV congratulates British with Independence Day! (Geert Wilders calls for Dutch EU referendum)

    06/23/2016 10:38:33 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 26 replies
    Geert Wilders Weblog ^ | 6/24/2016 | Geert Wilders
    Thursday June 23,2016 will go down in history as Britain's Independence Day. The Europhile elite has been defeated. Britain points Europe the way to its future and to liberation. It is time for a new start, relying on our own strength and sovereignty. Also in the Netherlands. A recent survey (EenVandaag, Dutch television) shows that a majority of the Dutch want a referendum on EU membership. It also shows that more Dutch are in favor of exit than of remaining in the EU. The Dutch people deserve a referendum as well.....
  • Nigel Farage claims it is a tight victory for Brexit (Farage Victory Statement)

    06/23/2016 9:29:34 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 52 replies
    You Tube ^ | 6/24/2016 | RobinHoodUKIP
    (at :20) NIGEL FARAGE-UNITED KINGDOM INDEPENDENCE PARTY LEADER: "Ladies and gentlemen, there's a dream that the dawn is breaking on an independent United Kingdom (Cheers) This is, this is all if the predictions now are right, this will be a victory for real people, a victory for ordinary people, a victory for decent people.. (CHEERS) We have fought, we have fought against the multinationals, we have fought against the great merchant banks, we have fought against big politics, we fought against lies, corruption and deceit and today, honesty, decency and belief in nation I think now is going to win....(CHEERS,...
  • Gun control initiative allowing ammo confiscation qualifies for ballot in California

    06/23/2016 7:16:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 23, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    A Democrat-backed measure that would give California the nation’s toughest restrictions on ammunition and allow the seizure of magazines exceeding 10 rounds has qualified for the state ballot. The California Secretary of State’s office announced Thursday that the Safety for All initiative, championed by Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, had gathered the petition signatures necessary for a slot on the Nov. 8 ballot. “Enough massacres, death, tears, and hate – it’s time to take action and save lives,” Mr. Newsom said in the Sacramento Bee. “The Safety for All initiative gives California voters the opportunity to keep guns and ammo...
  • Trump hires George W. Bush hand to direct critical Ohio campaign

    06/23/2016 6:13:36 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 21 replies
    Donald Trump has hired the Republican operative who oversaw the last two winning GOP campaigns in Ohio presidential politics to run his 2016 campaign there.
  • Lawyer for Sheriff Joe: 'Obama rules like he is King George III'

    06/23/2016 6:30:45 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 16 replies
    The Newsblaster ^ | 6/23/2016 | Scotty Robinson
    A lawyer for Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona’s Maricopa County, who first challenged Barack Obama’s immigration amnesty strategy that was blocked on Thursday by the U.S. Supreme Court, says it is good the justices “stood up to an out-of-control president who rules like he is King George III in 1776.” The court was split 4-4 so the resulting ruling is that the decision from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is left standing. That affirmed a lower court’s decision that Obama could not implement an expanded amnesty program with orders from his agencies and departments. WND had broken the...
  • Opinion analysis: Obama immigration plan all but doomed

    06/23/2016 6:16:42 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 21 replies
    SCOTUSblog ^ | 6/23/2016 | Lyle Denniston
    Analysis President Barack Obama’s ambitious plan to overhaul U.S. immigration policy for millions of foreign nationals living in the U.S. came close to crashing down Thursday in a Supreme Court decision so brief that it was barely mentioned by Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. If the policy is not yet entirely doomed, it could be after it is formally returned to a federal judge in Brownsville, Texas, who is sure to be guided by an appeals court ruling that already has said, in essence, that the government probably will lose. Technically, the policy might have another test before the...
  • McConnell quashes Senate effort on guns

    06/23/2016 4:43:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 23, 2016 | Alexander Bolton
    Greg Nash Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Thursday cut the legs out from a bipartisan effort to keep suspected terrorists from buying guns. In doing so, McConnell, a master of the Senate’s arcane rules, provided cover for vulnerable Republicans who wanted to be seen as supporting the effort, but did not want to cross the National Rifle Association. “The scenario that Sen. McConnell set up was textbook McConnell,” said Brian Darling, a former Senate Republican aide. McConnell had promised a vote this week to Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) on her bipartisan measure barring people on two key...
  • Miss Missouri Erin O'Flaherty Declares Herself 'Gay Contestant' In Coming Miss America Pageant

    06/23/2016 3:47:42 PM PDT · by drewh · 104 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | 1 hour ago | Abdul Kuddus
    Erin O’Flaherty made history when she became the first openly gay to win the Miss Missouri contest. As the pageant queen moves on to this year’s Miss America competition in September, she will stand as the contest’s first openly lesbian contestant. Reportedly, 23-year-old O’Flaherty declared her sexual orientation since she was 18 as openly gay throughout her pageant career. After winning the Miss Missouri competition in Mexico, Missouri, Ann Jolly, chairman of the board of the Miss Missouri Scholarship Organization, reportedly confirmed that O’Flaherty is the first LGBT contestant to win the title. “I’m on cloud nine, really, just to...
  • 200 Stranded Marines get ride from Donald Trump

    06/23/2016 2:24:56 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 35 replies
    Livleak ^ | 6/23/16 | Liveleak
    This happened after Gulf War I. Story reported back in May of this year but I could not find it posted here at FR.When Corporal Ryan Stickney and 200 of his fellow Marines prepared to return to their families after Operation Desert Storm in 1991, a logistics error forced them to turn to a surprising source for a ride home: Donald J. Trump. Today, Stickney would like to say "thank you." Stickney (left), was a squad leader in a TOW company of a Marine reserve unit based in Miami, FL and spent approximately six months in Saudi Arabia during the...
  • Freddie Gray Case: Baltimore Officer Cleared of All Charges

    06/23/2016 1:26:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    WMAQ-TV ^ | June 23, 2016 | Chris Gordon
    The Baltimore police officer facing the most serious charges in the death of Freddie Gray has been cleared on all counts, marking the second acquittal of an officer charged in connection with Gray's death. A third officer's trial ended in a hung jury. Police van driver Officer Caesar Goodson, 46, was charged with second-degree manslaughter, assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office after Gray's death. He elected to be tried by a judge rather than by a jury. Judge Barry Williams found him not guilty on all seven charges Thursday. In the opinion he read, Williams said the prosecution failed...
  • Emails: State Dept. Scrambled on Trouble on Clinton’s Server

    06/23/2016 12:21:51 PM PDT · by McGruff · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 23, 2016
    State Department staffers wrestled for weeks in December 2010 over a serious technical problem that affected emails from then-Secretary Hillary Clinton’s home email server, causing them to temporarily disable security features on the government’s own systems, according to emails released Wednesday. The emails, reviewed by The Associated Press, show that State Department technical staff disabled software on their systems intended to block phishing emails that could deliver dangerous viruses. They were trying urgently to resolve delivery problems with emails sent from Clinton’s private server.
  • Levin: Trump "Hit It Out Of The Park" With "Very Good Speech"

    06/23/2016 3:28:45 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 120 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 23, 2016 | Ian Hanchett
    On Wednesday, talk radio host Mark Levin praised Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s speech earlier in the day as “a very good speech.” Where Trump “hit it out of the park.”
  • Family Plans to Destroy Stockpile of Inherited Guns and Ammo Worth Millions, Lawyer Says.

    06/23/2016 5:20:45 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 151 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jun 22, 2016 | CATHERINE THORBECKE
    Family members set to inherit a stockpile of guns and ammunition, worth millions of dollars, plan to destroy the weapons "to send a message," their attorney Daniel Brookman told ABC News today. "They want these instruments of death to be destroyed," Brookman said. "They don’t want these weapons out on the street." Jeffrey A. Lash, of Pacific Palisades, California, died last summer of natural causes, but left behind a stockpile of more than 1,500 guns, 6.5 tons of ammunition and nearly $250,000 in cash, according to local ABC-owned station KABC-TV. All of the purchases were legally made, KABC reported.
  • Oklahoma Backs Off

    06/23/2016 4:11:27 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 30 replies
    The Aging Rebel ^ | 6/20/2016
    Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin tapped the brakes Friday on a controversial plan to equip Highway Patrolmen with open loop debit card readers. The card readers, supplied by the ERAD Group, Inc., would allow traffic cops to seize the value of debit cards that are not associated with a bank account. Police routinely seize cash from motorists accused or suspected of criminally acquiring their money. The basis for these accusations is usually a policeman’s intuition or cruelty and Oklahoma has become notorious for stealing cash from citizens. This legalized theft is called “civil asset forfeiture.” Debit cards sold by retailers like...
  • The Susan Collins Gun Control Amendment is a Nightmare For Innocent Americans

    06/23/2016 4:03:26 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 55 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/22/2016 | Katie Pavlich
    Earlier this week four different gun control bills were predictably voted down in the Senate. Now, as Matt has reported, Senators will vote on yet another piece of legislation introduced by Maine Republican Susan Collins. "The bipartisan 'Terrorist Firearms Prevention Act of 2016' would prevent people who are on the No Fly List or the Selectee List from purchasing firearms. If our government has determined that an individual is too dangerous to fly on an airplane, that person should not have the opportunity make a legal firearm purchase," Collins office released yesterday in a white paper. "Due process principles require...
  • Trump's Anti-Interventionism - Neocons Hate It As Anti-War Left Comes Around

    06/22/2016 9:57:48 PM PDT · by vannrox · 44 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Jun 22, 2016 8:55 PM | Tyler Durden
    Until recently the progressive mind has been resolutely closed and stubbornly frozen in place against all things Trump. But cracks are appearing in the ice. With increasing frequency over the last few months, some of the most thoughtful left and progressive figures have begun to speak favorably of aspects of Trump’s foreign policy. Let us hear from these heretics, among them William Greider, Glen Ford, John Pilger, Jean Bricmont, Stephen F. Cohen and William Blum. Their words are not to be construed as “endorsements,” but rather an acknowledgment of Trump’s anti-interventionist views, the impact those views are having and the...
  • Video: 'USA" chant triggers and offends anti-Trump protesters at Portland State University

    06/22/2016 7:54:20 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 34 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | June 13, 2016 | Anthony Gockowski
    A Students for Trump event at Portland State University was greeted with hostility Saturday when campus police officers tried to kick Trump’s supporters to the curb while protesters reacted hysterically to chants of “USA! USA!” Students for Trump began the event by erecting a wall on campus but campus security attempted to force the students to leave on the grounds that the wall was a “structure” rather than a “sign,” and thus violated university policies. However, the students were ultimately allowed to remain on campus but were harshly ridiculed by their peers, who called them “pathetic,” “idiot,” and members of...
  • Ryan on Trusting Trump: It Depends on the Issue [Ryan frags Trump again]

    06/22/2016 7:11:08 PM PDT · by lodi90 · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/22/2016 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on CNN’s “The Situation Room,” Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) said his “trust” in presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump “depends on the issue.” When asked if he trusted Donald Trump, Ryan said, “Look, I know the press likes these kinds of questions. We have a binary choice, a liberal progressive Democrat named Hillary Clinton, or a Republican named Donald Trump. I prefer the Republican over the liberal progressive Democrat. That’s the choice we’ve got, that’s the choice the voters in the primary gave us. That’s the choice in front of us. It is binary and obvious...
  • 1 of 2 remaining Doolittle Raiders dies in Montana

    06/22/2016 6:23:57 PM PDT · by abb · 41 replies
    (Fredricksberg, VA) Free-Lance Star ^ | June 22, 2016 | Associated Press
    <p>MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — One of the last two surviving members of the Doolittle Raiders — who bombed Japan in an attack that stunned that nation and boosted U.S. morale — has died in Montana, his family said.</p> <p>Retired Staff Sgt. David Jonathan Thatcher died Wednesday in a Missoula hospital. He was 94. He suffered a stroke on Sunday, Thatcher's son Jeff told the Missoulian newspaper (http://bit.ly/28V8l2c).</p>
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 23 June 2016

    06/22/2016 5:59:22 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 82 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ FREE FALL TRAINING U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Nelson Cothren performs a free fall jump from a C-130 Hercules during military free fall jump sustainment training in Santa Rita, Guam, Nov. 4, 2015. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Ace Rheaume Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. JUNGLE CAMOUFLAGE U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Michael B. Wheeler applies camouflage paint on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Oct. 31,...
  • Supreme Court Ruling On Polarizing Immigration Executive Order Could Come This Week

    06/22/2016 2:17:04 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 35 replies
    patch.com ^ | 6/22/2016 | Tony Cantu
    The high court will determine if Obama's DAPA -- Deferred Action for Parents of Americans -- is Constitutional. AUSTIN, TX -- The U.S. Supreme Court this week could rule on a far-reaching immigration-related case that would allow the parents of immigrant children to stay in the country legally. United States v. Texas, the pending U.S. Supreme Court case hinges on the constitutionality of an Obama administration initiative -- Deferred Action for Parents of Americans -- known by its acronym DAPA. The program was unveiled by Obama in November 2014 as an executive action, in a move to grant deferred action...
  • Family asks San Jose Mayor, council allies not to attend memorial(Deceased Police Officer)

    06/22/2016 1:23:16 PM PDT · by Mark · 8 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 6/21/16 | Ramona Giwargis
    SAN JOSE -- While thousands of people poured into SAP Center Tuesday to pay their respects to fallen officer Michael Katherman during a public memorial, Mayor Sam Liccardo and Vice Mayor Rose Herrera weren't there. City Hall sources told this newspaper that Liccardo and eight other council members were asked not to attend the public service. It was the family's request, they said they were told, based on the San Jose police officer's will. Katherman was killed on duty last week in a motorcycle accident. Liccardo confirmed he did not attend the service in a text message Tuesday. (Excerpt)