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  • Muhammad Ali's Son Detained at Airport, Asked if He's Muslim, Lawyer Says

    02/25/2017 2:49:06 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 25, 2017
    Muhammad Ali’s son, who bears the boxing great’s name, was detained by immigration officials at a Florida airport and questioned about his ancestry and religion in what amounted to profiling, a family friend said Saturday. Returning from a Black History Month event in Jamaica, Muhammad Ali Jr. and his mother, Khalilah Camacho Ali, were pulled aside and separated from each other while going through the immigration checkpoint on Feb. 7 at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, said Chris Mancini, a family friend and attorney. Camacho Ali was released a short time later after showing a photo of herself with her ex-husband,...
  • Lawyer: Racist Note Given To Black Waitress In Virginia Is A Fake

    02/25/2017 2:32:15 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 18 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Feburary 25, 2017 | By Chuck Ross
    A black waitress who received thousands of dollars in donations after she claimed she received a racist note and no tip from a patron last month, fabricated the incident, the customer claims. Kelly Carter, a waitress at Anita’s New Mexico Cafe in Ashburn, Va., claimed that a white man stiffed her on his $30.52 restaurant bill and wrote “Great service, don’t tip black people” at the bottom of his receipt. But the receipt was fabricated, says Daniel Hebda, a lawyer for the patron. Hebda said in a statement Friday that his client did leave Carter a small tip — one...
  • Water District Miscalculated Flow From Anderson Reservoir Into San Jose: E-Mail

    02/25/2017 1:21:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    NBC Bay Area has obtained San Jose city records that show the Santa Clara Valley Water District miscalculated how much water could be safely released from the Anderson Reservoir, which led to the biggest floods in San Jose in 20 years. Mayor Sam Liccardo questioned the water district on Tuesday when the flooding began. E-mail exchanges between Liccardo's office and officials from the Santa Clara Valley Water District show water district officials badly over-estimated how much water they could release through Anderson Dam without flooding the neighborhoods downstream. View the e-mails here. Senior Investigative Reporter Stephen Stock provides more in...
  • Obamascare: 60% of online Obamacare defenders 'paid to post' hits on critics

    02/25/2017 12:45:35 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Feburary 25, 2017 | By Paul Bedard
    A majority of online and social media defenders of Obamacare are professionals who are "paid to post," according to a digital expert. "Sixty percent of all the posts were made from 100 profiles, posting between the hours of 9 and 5 Pacific Time," said Michael Brown. "They were paid to post." His shocking analysis was revealed on this weekend's Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson, broadcast on Sinclair stations and streamed live Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Her upcoming show focuses on information wars and Brown was describing what happened when he had a problem with Obamacare and complained online. Brown said...
  • Leslie Jones makes fun of white women supporting Black Lives Matter

    02/25/2017 12:08:48 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 28 replies
    Page Six ^ | 24 Feb 17 | Christine Burroni
    <p>“If I see another 45-year-old white woman from Williamsburg saying ‘black lives matter,’ I’m going to punch you in the mouth,” the “Saturday Night Live” star said during her recent four-night stint at New York comedy club, Carolines on Broadway. “Stop doing that.”</p>
  • Barbara Boxer Urges Hollywood Democrats to Follow Meryl Streep’s Lead: ‘If You Have a Stage, Use it’

    02/25/2017 9:26:59 AM PST · by drewh · 47 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 2.25.17 ast
    Former Senator Barbara Boxer defended Meryl Streep’s controversial, politically-charged Golden Globes acceptance speech and urged Democratic politicians to follow her lead during CAA’s “Take Action Day” summit. Boxer — who just signed on as a client at CAA after leaving the Senate last year — was one of several politicians and progressive leaders taking part in what the Hollywood mega-agency billed a “non-partisan” political summit for clients and staff. “I don’t think she talks down to anybody,” Boxer said of Streep during a conversation with CAA agent Michael Kives. “I don’t think it’s up to people to worry about how...
  • New Dem Super Group Vows to End Gerrymandering

    02/25/2017 7:23:33 AM PST · by FlipWilson · 42 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 2/25/17 | Joseph Webber
    Obama, democrat 'super group' unite to end Gerrymandering . . . .
  • Le Pen: ‘It’s Time To Do Away With the EU’

    02/24/2017 11:03:40 PM PST · by aquila48 · 14 replies
    Breitbart UK ^ | 24 Feb 2017 | JACK MONTGOMERY
    Marine Le Pen, the frontrunner in the first round of France’s upcoming presidential elections, has declared it is “time do away” with the European Union (EU), which has become a “bureaucratic monster”. According to EU Observer, the Front National leader told journalists it is time to “build another Europe, whether madame Merkel, monsieur Schulz or the other Commissioners want it or not”. The 48-year-old said “It is time to do away with an EU that is tempted by a fusion that destroys the Europe of nations”, echoing the sentiments of France’s late post-war leader, General Charles De Gaulle. The De...
  • In Their Animosity Towards the Media, Modi and Trump Think Alike

    02/24/2017 10:34:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | 2/23 | Kanishk Tharoor
    In both the United States and in India, it’s striking to see how political leaders are framing the independent media as an anti-national force of opposition. Donald Trump built his entire campaign on demonising the supposedly liberal and elitist media, stoking the passions of his conservative base. He seems set to conduct his presidency the same way. He dismisses reports he dislikes with that now ubiquitous and meaningless phrase (so often tweeted in caps lock): “FAKE NEWS.” And last week he borrowed from the unimaginative phrasebook of all authoritarian leaders in branding the media both his enemy and “the enemy...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops!! ~ 25 February 2017

    02/24/2017 6:01:56 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 243 replies
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  • Ł10,000 Award For NI Man Who Didn't Get Derry Job Due to Political Opinions

    02/24/2017 3:45:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | February 24 2017
    Man wins Ł10k payout after tribunal rulingGary McClean believed he was not appointed as his political stance did not fit in with the approach of Sinn Fein and the DUP towards community services.1 1 Gary McClean believed he was not appointed as his political stance did not fit in with the approach of Sinn Fein and the DUP towards community services. A Northern Ireland man has won a Ł10,000 payout after a tribunal found he wasn't offered a job because of his political opinion, despite him being the best candidate for the post. A fair employment tribunal has held that,...
  • Alt-Right Nutcase Richard Spencer Kicked Out of CPAC

    02/24/2017 3:27:50 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    Rick Moran ^ | February 24, 2017
    It's not exactly William Buckley challenging conservatives to marginalize the John Birch Society in the 1960s, but the leadership of the American Conservative Union, sponsors of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), finally acted to clear the meeting of some of the more odious appendages of the so-called alt-right by kicking out one of its recognized leaders, Richard Spencer. Spencer, a white nationalist and anti-Semite, was denounced from the main stage of CPAC by the executive director of the ACU, Dan Schneider. After being cornered by the press, where the alt-right bomb-thrower tossed a few grenades at conservatives, he was...
  • Sperm + egg = person, under proposal to change Missouri Constitution

    02/24/2017 3:15:30 PM PST · by NYer · 22 replies
    Lake Expo ^ | February 23, 2017
    Rep. Mike Moon had what was seemingly a simple question for his legislative colleagues. “Is a sperm alive?” Moon, an Ash Grove Republican, asked during a hearing Tuesday night on a bill that would enshrine in the Missouri Constitution the statement that life begins at conception. “Have you ever seen a tadpole? Is a tadpole alive?” For the second year in a row, Moon is championing legislation that would amend the state Constitution to expand the definition of “personhood” to include unborn fetuses from the moment of their conception. It also would add language expressly stating that there is no...
  • Wall Street edges higher to give Dow 11th straight record

    02/24/2017 2:30:50 PM PST · by mandaladon · 43 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 24 Feb 2017 | Chuck Mikolajczak
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street edged higher on Friday, with the Dow extending its streak of record-setting gains to 11 days, as increases in utilities and other safety plays outweighed declines in financials. Major Wall Street indexes have rallied to record levels since the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president, boosted by pledges of tax reforms, reduced regulations and increased infrastructure spending. Equities were in negative territory for a majority of the trading session, however, as investors grew hesitant after recent comments from the Trump administration indicated its pro-growth policies may have a longer route to implementation. As...
  • WATCH: Foreigners Vow to Defend Themselves

    02/24/2017 1:15:53 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    eNCA ^ | Friday 24 February 2017
    Tensions are running high in Pretoria amid the anti-illegal immigrant march. Residents from the townships are marching to the Pretoria CBD against what they say is the proliferation of illegal immigrants taking their jobs and committing crime. They are due to hand over a memorandum to the Department of Home Affairs in a march against illegal immigration. The march follows attacks on foreigners in Pretoria West and other townships in the capital. For several weeks pamphlets have been circulated by Mamelodi residents pointing out the social ills and high unemployment rates that they attribute to illegal immigrants. Earlier this week...
  • Opening video for Trump International Golf Club in Dubai creates buzz online

    02/24/2017 1:11:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    The National ^ | February 22, 2017 | Afshan Ahmed
    A one-minute video shot at the grand opening of the new Trump International Golf Club in Dubai and shared by the Trump Organisation has amassed thousands of likes and several comments on social media. Donald Trump Jr and Eric Trump, the sons of US president Donald Trump inaugurated the new Trump International Golf Club at the Damac Hills project on Saturday (February 18). The project was announced in 2013. The video shows dignitaries from around the world arriving the red carpet ceremony, and Damac GroupÂ’s chairman, Hussain Sajwani thanking the president for the friendship and partnership with the Trump Organisation....
  • Muslim-Americans Raise More Than $60,000 to Repair Desecrated Jewish Cemetery

    02/24/2017 1:01:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    The National ^ | February 22, 2017 | Rob Crilly
    When Tarek El Messidi saw photographs of more than 100 headstones toppled by vandals at a Jewish cemetery in a St Louis suburb, he saw a chance for Muslims to help. Along with Linda Sarsour, another Muslim-American activist, he launched a fundraising appeal to pay for repairs. It blew past its US$20,000 (Dh73,450) target within three hours and reached $66,000 by mid-day on Wednesday - less than a day later. He said any money left over from helping at the Chesed Shel Emeth Society cemetery in University City, Missouri, would go to other Jewish groups suffering abuse. "Anti-Semitism is an...
  • Hundreds Of Scientists Urge Trump To Pull Out Of A 25-Year-Old UN Environmental Treaty

    02/23/2017 9:43:39 AM PST · by rktman · 20 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/23/2017 | Michael Bastasch
    Hundreds of scientists and policy experts sent a letter to President Donald Trump asking him to withdraw from a major United Nations environmental treaty ratified during the Bush administration. More than 300 eminent scientists signed the letter to Trump, delivered Thursday, arguing he should pull out of the UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) because it targets carbon dioxide — a gas essential for life. CO2 “is not a pollutant but a major benefit to agriculture and other life on Earth,” reads the petition, obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation. “Observations since the UNFCCC was written 25 years ago...
  • De Blasio Meets With Federal Prosecutors, FBI Agents Investigating Campaign Funds

    02/24/2017 11:28:40 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 16 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 24, 2017 | By Marcia Kramer
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mayor Bill de Blasio is on the hot seat, facing federal investigators as they grill him about a corruption probe swirling around City Hall for nearly a year. Despite his reputation for tardiness, de Blasio arrived 20 minutes early Friday for his 9:30 a.m. date with prosecutors and FBI agents investigating whether the mayor or his aides gave donors favorable treatment in exchange for campaign cash, CBS2’s Marcia Kramer reported. The mayor never rolled down his window and an army of detectives and security were on hand to keep reporters at bay, Kramer reported. The mayor...
  • Amazon Argues Free Speech in Alexa Murder Case

    02/24/2017 11:18:11 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Fortune ^ | Feb 23, 2017 | Jeff John Roberts
    Amazon is doubling down on its refusal to turn over voice records from an Echo device to Arkansas police, who believe the digital voice assistant may help solve a hot tub murder from last November. In a new filing in Arkansas state court, Amazon (AMZN, -1.06%) claimed records from the Echo should receive special protection under the First Amendment since what owners say to the device—and the answers its assistant "Alexa" provides—are a form of free expression. "At the heart of that First Amendment protection is the right to browse and purchase expressive materials anonymously, without fear of government discovery,"...
  • Howard Dean: Schumer's endorsement 'kiss of death' for Ellison

    02/24/2017 11:00:27 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 24, 2017 | By Max Greenwood
    Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean slammed Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) on Friday, predicting Schumer's endorsement will hurt Rep. Keith Ellison's (D-Minn.) bid for DNC chairman. “I think Chuck Schumer’s endorsement is the kiss of death,” Dean said at an event supporting rival DNC candidate Pete Buttigieg, the current mayor of West Bend, Ind. “Because I had to say no to Chuck Schumer when he demanded $5 million, because I said, ‘Chuck, you’re not getting it for the DSCC; I’m putting it into local races,” Dean added, referring to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. As DNC chairman,...
  • Fire at Florida mosque ruled arson (fake hate crime?)

    02/24/2017 10:44:35 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | February 24, 2017 | By Ralph Ellis and Ryan Rios
    (CNN)A small fire that damaged a mosque in suburban Tampa, Florida, has been ruled arson, Hillsborough County fire investigators said Friday. The fire was reported about 2 a.m. Friday at the Islamic Society of New Tampa, fire department public information officer Corey Dierdorff said. Firefighters arrived and quickly put out the fire at an entrance to the building, CNN affiliate WFTS reported. Nobody was injured in the blaze. Authorities have not decided if the fire was a hate crime, but Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn said at a news conference: "This is no different than the wave of anti-Semitic attacks on...
  • New “travel pause” EO delayed until next week

    02/24/2017 7:04:13 AM PST · by Hostage · 5 replies
    Hot Air ^ | FEBRUARY 23, 2017 | ED MORRISSEY
    Recrafting the executive order that invoked a pause on admissions from seven high-risk countries will take a little more time than first predicted, The Hill reported last night. The White House signaled that the new EO will not get signed until next week, leaving the current limbo in place for a little longer. “Fundamentally you’re going to have the same basic policy outcome for the country,” White House policy adviser Stephen Miller said on Fox News on Tuesday night. He said the new order will largely resemble the old one, but that the changes will be “mostly minor technical differences.”...
  • Some Doctors Prescribe Food Instead Of Pills To Treat Certain Patients

    02/24/2017 6:20:02 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 15 replies
    CBS News Los Angeles ^ | February 22, 2017
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Pharmaceuticals may not be the best medicine for patients. Some doctors are now changing the way they treat patients – by taking them grocery shopping. Physicians, such as Dr. Daniel Nadeau, are prescribing food rather than pills to fix the body. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly half of all Americans routinely take prescription drugs, and 75 percent of all doctor visits involve drugs. To counter the dependency on drugs, Loma Linda University School of Medicine incorporated a special emphasis on lifestyle medicine in which physicians learn how to prescribe food instead...
  • GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski to Vote ‘No’ on Obamacare Repeal, Defunding Planned Parenthood

    02/24/2017 5:57:21 AM PST · by Rockitz · 68 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 23 Feb 2017 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) says she will not vote with fellow Republicans for an Obamacare repeal bill that defunds Planned Parenthood. “The Affordable Care Act has failed in so many ways, but there are elements within it that deserve to be saved,” Murkowski said, according to CBS affiliate KTVA. As she addressed the Alaska state legislature Wednesday, the Republican senator said Obamacare has allowed for the expansion of Medicaid and the opportunity for more than 27,000 Alaskan citizens to obtain health insurance coverage. Additionally, Murkowski said the provisions for pre-existing conditions, coverage for adult children up to the age...
  • Tucker Carlson -VS- DNC Senior Adviser “I’m Every Woman Argument”…

    02/24/2017 4:33:23 AM PST · by NYer · 37 replies
    Conservativetreehouse ^ | February 23, 2017
    Zac Petkanas, Democrat National Committee Senior Adviser, appeared on Tucker Carlson’s TV show to explain the DNC position that a persons gender is what they say it is.The argument is fraught with downstream impact, because if a person’s gender is what they say it is at any given moment in time – then there’s immediately no such thing as Sexism or gender driven ERA laws.   You cannot be sued for hiring all males, because some of those males can instantaneously be women, and you’re not allowed to ask about their gender when hiring…. because it’s a protected category… see where...
  • Oregon standoff defendant Darryl Thorn planned to sneak back onto refuge, agent says

    02/24/2017 4:00:15 AM PST · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 2/23/2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    An FBI agent on Thursday showed jurors a slew of phots and messages found on defendant Darryl Thorn's Facebook page, including Thorn's stated plan of "sneaking back" onto the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge a year ago. Thorn, a member of Washington's 3 percent militia, proclaimed in a Feb. 4, 2016 private Facebook message: "I won't let my brothers and sisters die by themselves. After having left the refuge by early Jan. 27, 2016, he talked of his plan to go back to the refuge, saying, "I have a good lay out of the land."....... Thorn's defense lawyer, Marc Friedman, suggested...
  • Witches target Trump with mass occult ritual - Christian leaders urge prayer to protect president

    02/24/2017 3:15:40 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 93 replies
    WND ^ | 23 Feb 17 | Staff
    It’s not just a political battle anymore. It’s spiritual warfare now. Exorcists, witches and occultists “in a number of magical groups” are announcing plans for a ritual designed to “bind Donald Trump and all who abet him.” It’s to happen Friday at midnight at a variety of locations across the nation, and again every month until Donald Trump is no longer in office. The rite, requiring a stub of a candle, a pin, salt, matches, a tarot card, a feather and other odds and ends, calls on spirits to ensure President Trump will “fail utterly.” It also includes burning a...
  • Anyone crossing the border illegally whose claim is rejected will be sent home, not back to U.S.

    02/23/2017 8:33:19 PM PST · by SouthernerFromTheNorth · 20 replies
    Global News ^ | 02/23/2017 | Amy Minsky
    The men, women and children hiking over the Canada-U.S. border to seek asylum in Canada are risking more than freezing conditions – they’re cutting off all roads back to the United States and risk being sent back to the countries they fled. “Usually the U.S. is considered a safe place to seek asylum,” said Jacqueline Bonisteel, an associate at Corporate Immigration Law Firm in Toronto. “It’s a high risk, but for these people Canada seems to be a safer place to make a claim.” Every one of the dozens and dozens of asylum seekers who’ve recently arrived – and continue...
  • Social Security paid a billion dollars to people with no SS numbers

    02/23/2017 8:15:02 PM PST · by NYer · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 23, 2017 | Rick Moran
    Here's a tale of government waste involving all the usual suspects: incompetence, indifference, and laziness. The inspector general for the Social Security Administration discovered that a billion dollars in benefits was paid to people who had no Social Security numbers.  The benefits were paid to "representative payees" – people who were accepting benefit checks on behalf of another because the beneficiary was unable to manage his Social Security payments by himself. Seventeen percent of these representative payees were illegal aliens, according to the audit. Washington Times: Over the last decade, the agency paid $1 billion to 22,426 representative payees who "did...
  • Kansas City Bar Shooting: Hero Ian Grillot Says Indian He Saved Is His New Best Friend

    02/23/2017 8:11:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | Feb 24, 2017
    It was supposed to be just another evening for Ian Grillot who had walked into his favourite bar to unwind and catch the local football game. Instead, the 24-year-old is now firmly in the spotlight after getting wounded while trying to save two Indians from gunfire. As shots rang through the downtown Kansas City bar on Thursday, Grillot ducked behind a table and when he thought the gunman was out of bullets, he lunged at the man. But as the Kansas City Star reported, the man had still one round left and shot Grillot through the arm and chest. “I...
  • Interrogating Saddam: What He Said on Kuwait and What Angered Him the Most

    02/23/2017 8:05:13 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Thursday, 23 February 2017
    CIA officer John Nixon sums up his role in Iraq during the US occupation. His first mission was to gather as much information as possible about Saddam Hussein, and then sent to Baghdad to help search for him. When the US forces finally captured him, Nixon said that he had prepared “a list of 30 to 40 questions that he felt that Saddam was the only one who could answer.” “To be honest, the moment I saw him, I knew that it was him and I did not have any doubts about it,” he added. Nixon has spoken of his...
  • Kansas City Bar Shooting Kills Indian, Attacker Shouted ‘Get Out of my Country’

    02/23/2017 7:39:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | Feb 24, 2017
    US prosecutors charged a 51-year-old man with murder and attempted murder on Thursday after he allegedly started shooting in a crowded suburban Kansas City bar, killing an Indian and injuring two others, in an attack that some witnesses said was racially motivated. Authorities repeatedly declined at a news conference to say whether the shooting was a hate crime although local police said they were working with the FBI to investigate the case. A bartender at Austins Bar and Grill in Olathe, Kansas, said that.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 24 February 2017

    02/23/2017 6:01:28 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 150 replies
    February 23, 2017 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea,or maybe a tall brew? Topped off with great conversation and music. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a glass and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could join us. Enjoy your stay. Our...
  • Using Machine Learning to Predict Parking Difficulty

    02/23/2017 5:30:01 PM PST · by spintreebob · 11 replies
    iot-for-all ^ | 2/14/2017 | Yitaek Hwang
    Just by indicating parking difficulty, cities can encourage people to take public transit rather than drive, perhaps mitigating traffic problems.According to the Telegraph, an average driver wastes a total of 2,549 hours looking for parking. That’s 106 days of wasted time. Now, those are statistics in the UK, but I bet that drivers in the US living in metro areas waste just as much — if not more — time looking for parking. Last week, Google quietly launched a new parking feature for Google Maps on Android across 25 major US cities. If you are in these metro areas, you will now see a...
  • [Liberal] Law Professors File 'Misconduct Complaint' Against White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway

    02/23/2017 2:49:31 PM PST · by drewh · 53 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 23 at 3:13 PM | By Sari Horwitz
    A group of law professors from around the country has filed a professional misconduct complaint against White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, a graduate of George Washington University Law School who was admitted to the D.C. Bar in 1995. The letter, filed with the office that handles misconduct by members of the D.C. Bar, said Conway should be sanctioned for violating government ethics rules and “conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation,” the letter says. The 15 professors, who specialize in legal ethics, cite several incidents, including a television interview in which Conway made the “false statement that President Barack Obama...
  • Trump Is Screwing Up the Economy in East L.A.

    02/23/2017 12:48:58 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 106 replies
    L.A. Weekly ^ | SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2017
    <p>Moises Avila was alone in the office, staring at the screen of his desktop computer. A Spanish-language game show blared from the TV. February usually is a bonanza month for the America Travel Agency, the business Avila runs at the corner of Whittier and LaVerne in East Los Angeles. Holy Week is in April, and most of Avila’s customers have family ties in Mexico, where the seven days between Palm Sunday and Easter are set aside like a spring break — the busiest travel time of the year.</p>
  • France wants Barack Obama as president

    02/23/2017 11:31:51 AM PST · by bkopto · 77 replies
    Stock News USA ^ | 2/23/2017 | Nilgun Salim
    The French people want Barack Obama as their next president. Unsatisfied by the current candidates, they are kindly asking the former American president to present his candidacy. The people behind the obama2017.fr website struggles to convince the former American leader to the candidate at the presidential election in France and to become their 25th leader. According to the web page, the representatives of the site gathered an impressive number of followers, who promised to vote for Obama if he decides to run. Apparently, their ultimate goal is to raise one million campaign promises until 15th March. The people who initiated...
  • American Champion Skips Chess Tournament Rather Than Wear Hijab (In Iran)

    02/23/2017 10:51:54 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 38 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 2/22/17 | Jack Davis
    One American champion is voicing her opposition to “women’s oppression” by boycotting the women’s world chess championship in Iran rather than bow to Iranian demands that she wear a hijab, or headscarf. “By participating, I would be forced to submit to forms of oppression designed specifically for women,” Nazí Paikidze insisted. “It sets the wrong example, particularly for young girls interested in chess.” Paikidze, the current U.S. chess champion, could be competing for up to $100,000 in prize money. However, she has refused to attend the event. “I will NOT wear a hijab and support women’s oppression,” she said. “Even...
  • Feds paid $1 billion in Social Security benefits to individuals without SSN.

    02/22/2017 3:31:53 AM PST · by gattaca · 47 replies
    Washington Beacon ^ | 02/22/2017 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The Social Security Administration paid $1 billion in benefits to individuals who did not have a Social Security Number (SSN), according to a new audit. The agency’s inspector general found errors in the government’s documentation for representative payees, otherwise known as individuals who receive retirement or disability payments on behalf of another person who is incapable of managing the benefits themselves. The audit released Friday found thousands of cases where there was no SSN on file. Over the last decade, the agency paid $1 billion to 22,426 representative payees who "did not have an SSN, and SSA had not followed...
  • BREAKING: Fox News contributor Alan Colmes dies aged 66

    02/23/2017 6:44:08 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 45 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | February 23, 2017 | Chris Spargo
    Alan Colmes passed away Thursday morning at the age of 66 He was one of the few liberal commentators to appear on Fox News Colmes is survived by his wife, Dr. Jocelyn Elise Crowley, who is a professor at Rutgers University His former Fox News co-host Sean Hannity shares the news on Thursday, calling Colmes 'one of the nicest, kindest, and most generous people'
  • THE REFUGEE RAPE GANGS OF SWEDEN

    02/23/2017 4:17:37 AM PST · by NYer · 22 replies
    Front Page ^ | February 23, 2017 | Dawn Perlmutter
    Sweden is the rape capital of the Western world. The general public is unaware of the epidemic of Swedish rapes because there has been an orchestrated effort by mainstream media and the Swedish government to deliberately mischaracterize offenders and downplay the number of incidents. The significant increase in rapes are the direct result of Sweden's open door refugee policy and denial of Muslim culture. Muslim immigrant rapists believe that all non-Muslim and uncovered women can be lawfully taken for sexual use; hence rape and sexual assaults are justified. Appearance, particularly for women, is an important aspect of Sharia Islamic...
  • FBI authorized some informants to engage in unlawful activity at refuge (OREGON STANDOFF)

    02/23/2017 3:57:23 AM PST · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 2/22/2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    Over the objection of a prosecutor, a defense lawyer Wednesday asked Oregon's recently retired top FBI agent about his reaction to the jury verdict from the first trial in the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. "You do not believe the participants that went to trial in the fall of 2016 were held accountablem that's correct?" asked Michele Kohler, representing defendant Duane Ehmer. After some hesitation and direction from the judge to answer the question, retired FBI Special Agent in Charge Greg Bretzing replied, "That's correct." Kohler pointed out that Bretzing didn't testify during last year's trial of the...
  • Greenwald: What ‘Deep State’ Is Doing To Trump Is ‘A Prescription For Destroying Democracy’

    02/22/2017 11:31:19 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 19 replies
    Townhall ^ | February 21, 2017 | By Matt Vespa
    The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald is no conservative, but he’s also not someone to give fellow liberals and progressives a pass over their actions that he feels threatens democracy and transparency in government. For starters, he found it interesting that liberals all of a sudden think that leaks are awesome since they’re making it harder for the Trump White House to govern. Cortney wrote about this hypocrisy, where Greenwald said on CNN’s Reliable Sources how the Obama administration declared war on the press first, that more leakers were prosecuted under the 1917 Espionage Act under Obama than all previous administrations combined,...
  • Judge Pauses Enforcement of IMDb Age Censorship Law

    02/22/2017 10:53:07 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 13 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | February 22, 2017 | By Ashley Cullins
    Hollywood stars wanting to remove their ages from IMDb will have to wait until the website resolves its legal battle with the state of California after a federal judge on Wednesday granted an injunction staying enforcement of a new law that would force the site to take down that information upon request. The law is meant to prevent age discrimination in a youth-obsessed industry, but it has been widely criticized as a restraint on free speech. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria unequivocally shared that concern in an opinion filed Wednesday. "[I]t's difficult to imagine how AB 1687 could not violate...
  • JOHN HINDERAKER : CNN SAYS: OH-OH

    02/22/2017 9:23:33 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 34 replies
    POWERLINE BLOG ^ | FEBRUARY 22, 2017
    James O’Keefe and Project Veritas are about to strike again. O’Keefe told Sean Hannity that he has “hundreds of hours of tape” that he intends to release tomorrow. The footage apparently comes from the newsroom of a Democratic Party news organization, and was given to O’Keefe by “someone on the inside.”
  • James O'Keefe Tells Sean Hannity About 'Wikileaks Style' Dump On Network News( Releases in 48 Hours)

    02/22/2017 4:44:26 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    Youtube ^ | 02/21/17 | We Americans
    James O'Keefe Tells Sean Hannity Hannity About 'Wikileaks Style' Dump On Network Newshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kk9KNWp75ns
  • Teen charged With Lying About Being Raped by College football Players

    02/22/2017 8:19:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 22, 2017 | Joshua Rhett Mille
    Two college football players who were suspended from their team last year and saw their scholarships revoked after rape accusations have been cleared by police after authorities say their accuser recanted her story. Nikki Yovino, 18, of South Setauket, NY, has been charged with second-degree falsely reporting an incident and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence in connection to an incident at a Sacred Heart University football party in October, the Connecticut Post reports.
  • Katy Perry Takes Shot at Trump, British PM at Award Performance

    02/22/2017 8:17:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 22, 2017 | Hardeep Phull
    Katy Perry’s woke phase continued in London on Wednesday night when the singer appeared to take a very subtle dig at both Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May. Perry was performing her new single “Chained to the Rhythm” featuring Skip Marley at the prestigious BRIT Awards, when two giant skeleton figures were paraded down walkways in side the 02 Arena.
  • Oscars Expected to Get Very Political This Year

    02/22/2017 8:02:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 79 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 22, 201 | Ian Mohr
    The Oscars are expected to bring an onslaught of political commentary on Sunday from the Dolby Theatre stage in the wake of President Donald Trump’s election win. In the year of “La La Land,” not everyone in Los Angeles is singing a happy tune. Before arriving in LA, showbiz insiders told us the town’s been devastated by Trump’s win.