Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $73,203
83%  
Woo hoo!! And now less than $14,8k to go!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: felon

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • SC: A Felon Has Rights to Self Defense

    05/11/2016 3:47:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 50 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Quintonio Porter Felons do not give up their right to self defense simply because they have committed crimes in the past.  They often live a very dangerous lifestyle, and as the most common victims of homicide, they may need effective self defense more than other people.  A recent case in South Carolina shows that the justice system is realizing this truth.  It investigated the shooting where Quintonio Porter, a convicted felon, shot and killed his friend, Jarrius Harding, in the middle of a gunfight. From heraldonline.com: Jarrius Harding, 18, was killed in the midday shootout near the intersection of...
  • Violent Criminals and Holsters are Seldom Found Together

    05/10/2016 3:53:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 46 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 9 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Police have long understood that violent criminals almost never use holsters.  The obvious reason is that a gun is readily abandoned by tossing it from a car, in a dumpster, down a drain, or off a bridge.  A holster, normally worn on a belt, is much harder to discard, and can result in embarrassing questions when found in a search.  Having a holster on ones person when you are not allowed to carry or possess a firearm becomes rather problematic.Here is a comment from Landric  at defensivecarry.com: There is no real firm answer, but in general, no street thugs...
  • Rep. Black pans Justice Dept. decision to stop using words ‘convict’ and ‘felon’

    05/05/2016 3:17:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 5, 2016 | Andrea Noble
    The decision by a Justice Department office to cease using the words “convict” and “felon” in official communications ignores “the personal responsibility that these ex-offenders must assume for themselves,” said Rep. Diane Black. Responding to Wednesday’s announcement that the Justice Department’s Office of Justice Programs would no longer use the “disparaging labels” when officials refer to individuals convicted of crimes, the Tennessee Republican was critical of the message the decision sent to crime victims. “The words ‘convict’ and ‘felon’ are not disparaging, in fact they are quite generous compared to some of the phrases we could accurately ascribe to certain...
  • Justice Department program to no longer use ‘disparaging’ terms ‘felons’ and ‘convicts’

    05/04/2016 4:59:14 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 74 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Andrea Noble
    The Justice Department’s Office of Justice Programs is eschewing the terms “felon” and “convict” when officials refer to individuals convicted of crimes, opting instead for less “disparaging labels,” Assistant Attorney General Karol Mason announced Wednesday. The Office of Justice Programs plans to substitute terminology such as “person who committed a crime” and “individual who was incarcerated” in speeches and other communications as part of an effort to remove barriers that officials say hinder progress of those who re-enter society after completing their prison sentences. “I have come to believe that we have a responsibility to reduce not only the physical...
  • Proof that felons are democrats

    04/25/2016 9:32:31 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 9 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-25-16 | DrJohn
    Terry McAuliffe is the Governor of Virginia when he's not doing favors for Hillary Clinton. He is described as having bought the Clinton's some time ago. It is speculated that McAuliffe is vying for the vice presidential nomination. McAuliffe has an unsavory history of falling into big money at the expense of others. Gary Winnick: Winnick was the founder of Global Crossing, a fiber optic company that earned McAuliffe $8 million on an initial investment of $100,000—a deal he accessed because he was working as a consultant to Winnick before the company went public. Winnick had been an acolyte of junk bond king Michael Milken before starting Global Crossing. His management of Global...
  • Obama’s Gun-control Hypocrisy Called Out by Alabama Senator

    04/12/2016 6:50:00 AM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    The New American ^ | 11 April 2016 | Bob Adelmann
    On March 30, President Obama commuted the prison sentences of 62 criminals, 12 of whom were behind bars for gun-related drug crimes. This was just too much for Alabama’s senior Senator Richard Shelby (R), so the next day Shelby sent a stinging letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch. He asked her about the president’s hypocrisy and demanded answers to questions that he posed to her during a committee hearing back in January. Wrote Shelby: I have strong concerns that 12 of these 61 individuals were convicted of one, if not more, firearm-related offenses … [including]: Seven convictions of possession of...
  • Inmate serving life sentence for murder shot, killed while trying to escape prison unit (Arkansas)

    04/07/2016 12:40:05 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 33 replies
    Twitter ^ | 07 APR 16 | Brandon C Riddle
    A 41-year-old inmate at the Varner Unit was shot and killed Thursday while attempting to escape, according to a spokesman with the Arkansas Department of Correction. Spokesman Solomon Graves identified the inmate as Christopher Wilson of Saltillo. Wilson had been at the prison since 2003 after receiving a life sentence without parole for pleading guilty to two counts of capital murder, records show. Wilson entered the plea to avoid the death penalty in the December 2002 beating deaths of a woman and her 8-month-old son, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported Sept. 3, 2003. The husband of Pamela Kay Reed, 26, found...
  • Hillary learned the lesson of Watergate (always destroy the evidence)

    03/13/2016 8:33:18 AM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    OC Register ^ | 3/13/16 | TOM CAMPBELL
    **SNIP** In normal civil litigation practice, when documents are sought for a trial, the parties must issue “litigation holds” to preserve all documents likely to be asked for, well before they are actually demanded and, in some cases, even before a lawsuit is filed. Failure to preserve such documents results in sanctions by the court. If parties want to withhold documents, they still preserve them, so that the court can eventually make a decision about whether they have to be produced. As a former corporate attorney, Clinton must have known those rules. Her action prevented a neutral third party from...
  • Analysis: Clinton part of widespread use of non-secure email for sensitive information

    03/06/2016 5:04:33 AM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 3/06/16 | Rosalind S. Helderman, Tom Hamburger
    **SNIP** Kirby, the State Department spokesman, said the agency "takes the protection of sensitive information seriously and our staff are aware of the appropriate channels for transmitting classified information." "We stand by the redactions we have made," he said. Still, some diplomats who have reviewed their emails that have now been classified have expressed puzzlement. Several said in interviews that they thought the State Department's review process relied on an overly broad interpretation of public-records laws that restrict release of certain information involving relations with foreign governments.
  • What does immunity for Clinton email staffer signal?

    03/05/2016 4:32:33 PM PST · by Libloather · 79 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/05/16 | Danny Cevallos
    **SNIP** Talking to the government, or giving a "proffer," relinquishes the few advantages a defendant has: He gives up his constitutional privilege against self-incrimination, and more, he gives the government the defense's version of the case up front. While Pagliano is surely in an unenviable, nail-biting position, we can draw some inferences from recent events. Whether he had zero potential liability, or some liability, he's probably not a "target." Why? Because if he were, his attorney would probably not let him talk to the government, and the government would probably not give him immunity. Remember, the government is parsimonious with...
  • Former Obama Defense Chief Says Hillary Should Drop Out

    02/11/2016 4:27:30 PM PST · by Libloather · 44 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 2/11/16 | Tyler O'Neil
    **SNIP** "I think Hillary Clinton, for the good of the country, should step down and let this FBI investigation play out," Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn (Ret.) told The Daily Caller. Flynn led the DIA from July 2012 until August 2014. He said anyone who compromised intelligence at this level of classification has no business running for president. The documents "had to be moved off electronically or removed out of the secure site physically, then it had to be put onto an unclassified email system," Flynn said. "Someone who does this is completely irresponsible, but totally unaccountable and shows a...
  • Released felons gain right to vote in Maryland following veto override

    02/09/2016 9:52:02 AM PST · by House Atreides · 99 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | February 9, 2016 | Erin Cox
    The Maryland Senate narrowly overrode Gov. Larry Hogan's final veto from last year's General Assembly session, paving the way to reinstate voting rights to felons before they complete probation or parole. The 29-18 vote on Tuesday puts the law on the books 30 days from now and represents a political defeat for Hogan, a Republican. The bill was the sixth that Hogan vetoed last year, and the sixth the Democrat-controlled General Assembly reinstated. The vote, twice delayed in order to muster enough support, followed an expansive debate that touched on resolving racial disparities in the criminal justice system and protecting...
  • Is America Ruled By Law or Ruled by Power?

    02/01/2016 5:14:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 1, 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    Hillary Clinton is a felon many times over. Assuming the facts are as being reported - or that they are even a tenth of the severity of what has been reported - Hillary Clinton is guilty of multiple serious felonies stemming from her conscious choice to unlawfully hide her correspondence as Secretary of State on a "private" server that was kept in some dude's bathroom somewhere. I use the term "private" only in the sense that it was non-governmental; every foreign intelligence agency, friend or foe, was reading it. Only we American citizens can't see what was on it, and...
  • A Felon By Any Other Name

    01/31/2016 7:06:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 31, 2016 | Derek Hunter
    resident Barack Obama's friend William Ayers famously said he was "guilty as sin, free as a bird" after his acquittal on charges related to the Weather Underground, the domestic terrorism group he co-founded. The unrepentant Ayers and Hillary Clinton have that veneer of Teflon in common. Were her last name anything other than Clinton, Hillary would be indicted today. Actually, she would have been indicted long ago and sitting in prison today. But her last name is Clinton. As such, she's on the verge of becoming the nominee of the Democratic Party for president. "What a country, America," to finish...
  • Hillary not worried email flap will hurt candidacy chances

    01/24/2016 2:48:52 PM PST · by Libloather · 62 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/24/16 | Marisa Schultz
    WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton said Sunday she's not worried about her email server damaging her presidential campaign despite an independent investigator finding super-secret messages on her homebrew server. "I'm not concerned," Clinton told NBC's "Meet the Press," "because I know what the facts are. I never sent or received any material marked 'classified.' I cannot control what the Republicans leak and what they are contending." The inspector general for the intelligence community alerted Congress recently that emails Clinton turned over to the State Department included several that were more compartmentalized than top secret.
  • FBI's Clinton probe expands to public corruption track

    01/11/2016 12:41:45 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    fox news ^ | 01/11/2016 | By Catherine Herridge, Pamela Browne
    The FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of private email as secretary of state has expanded to look at whether the possible "intersection" of Clinton Foundation work and State Department business may have violated public corruption laws, three intelligence sources not authorized to speak on the record told Fox News. This new investigative track is in addition to the focus on classified material found on Clinton's personal server. "The agents are investigating the possible intersection of Clinton Foundation donations, the dispensation of State Department contracts and whether regular processes were followed," one source said. The development follows press reports over...
  • Clinton defends telling aide to send data through 'nonsecure' channel (still a felony)

    01/10/2016 3:55:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/10/16 | Jonathan Easley
    Hillary Clinton on Sunday defended instructing an aide to send information to her through a "nonsecure" channel, saying the data she requested was not classified and accusing her presidential rivals of seeking to score political points over a non-issue. The State Department released more than 3,000 of Clinton's emails from her time as secretary of State on Friday. One of the emails has drawn scrutiny because in it, Clinton, who was awaiting a secure fax detailing talking points, instructed an adviser to turn the talking points into "nonpaper w no identifying heading and send nonsecure" because the fax wasn't coming...
  • Raymond ‘Shrimp Boy’ Chow trial found guilty

    01/08/2016 10:45:10 AM PST · by Jolla · 8 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 1/8/16 | Bob Egelko
    Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, a Chinatown gangster who at one time won plaudits from some of the most powerful and respected people in San Francisco for doing good works, was found guilty of running a century-old community organization as a racketeering enterprise and ordering the murder of its former leader so he could take over and of another rival.
  • Followup WI: Milwaukee Shooting Self Defense; Possession of Gun a Crime

    01/02/2016 7:14:39 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 December, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    On July 26th, 2015, there was a shooting in Milwaukee, outside a bar.  One man attacked another.  The man who was attacked defended himself by shooting the attacker, who died at the scene.  We know that the story is close to that because the Milwaukee prosecutor has ruled that the shooting was in self defense.  What is worth thinking about is that the shooter was carrying the gun he used to defend himself illegally. As a convicted felon, Augusta Walton, 34, has been charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a felon. From Fox6now.com: MILWAUKEE -...
  • A real-life horror story: You are a felon and you didn't even know it

    12/30/2015 5:41:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 134 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | December 29, 2015 | Greg Glod
    Krister Evertson is the type of person we all strive to be: Eagle Scout, National Honor Society member, worker with the deaf and hearing impaired, and all-around law-abiding citizen. Krister sold raw sodium, which is perfectly legal and used in variety of applications. Raw sodium must be shipped by ground transportation, not through the air. Unbeknownst to Krister, even when he checked off "ground" on the shipping label, UPS may ship by air. Krister was arrested at gunpoint. He was found not guilty, but the government wouldn't stop there. After spending $430,000 in tax dollars, the government subsequently tried and...
  • Sources: Review affirms Clinton server emails were 'top secret,' despite department challenge

    12/15/2015 12:03:45 PM PST · by doldrumsforgop · 22 replies
    foxnews ^ | 12/15/15 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela Browne
    An intelligence community review has re-affirmed that two classified emails were indeed “top secret” when they hit Hillary Clinton’s unsecured personal server despite a challenge to that designation by the State Department, according to two sources familiar with the review. The sources described the dispute over whether the two emails were classified at the highest level as a “settled matter.” The agencies that owned and originated that intelligence – the CIA and National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency or NGA – reviewed the emails to determine how they should be properly stored, as the State Department took issue with their highly classified nature....
  • Hillary Clinton would beat Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, lose to Marco Rubio, Ben Carson: poll

    12/14/2015 12:37:05 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 12/14/2015 | David Sherfinski
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would beat Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas in head-to-head match-ups but lose to Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, according to a new poll. Mrs. Clinton led Mr. Trump by 10 points, 50 percent to 40 percent, according to the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Among independents, she led by 7 points, 43 percent to 36 percent, and among Hispanics, she led by 45 points, 69 percent to 24 percent. She led Mr. Cruz by 3 points, 48 percent to 45 percent. Mr. Rubio,...
  • 'Spinning up as we speak': Email shows Pentagon was ready to roll as Benghazi attack occurred

    12/08/2015 12:55:38 PM PST · by servo1969 · 49 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 12-8-2015 | FoxNews.com
    As the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was unfolding, a high-ranking Pentagon official urgently messaged Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s top deputies to offer military help, according to an email obtained by Judicial Watch. The revelation appears to contradict testimony Defense Secretary Leon Panetta gave lawmakers in 2013, when he said there was no time to get forces to the scene in Libya, where four Americans were killed, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens. “I just tried you on the phone but you were all in with S [apparent reference to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton],” reads...
  • Hillary attacks Ted Cruz with ‘a totally indefensible straight up lie’

    12/03/2015 1:18:04 PM PST · by Isara · 17 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | December 2, 2015 | Tom Tillison
    While Republican presidential contenders join with much of the world in focusing on the greatest risk to stability today — Islamic State militants, not climate change — Hillary Clinton insisted Ted Cruz wants to ban contraceptives.Even though it’s not *exactly* true.Pulling a page out of the Barack Obama’s campaign playbook, this time without the assistance of ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, Clinton is wanting to shift the conversation away from a foreign policy disaster she helped create by trying to push social issues to the fore. Ted Cruz says no one is trying to ban contraception. Here are five times he tried...
  • Here’s Why the Media Stopped Reporting on Clinton’s New Emails

    12/03/2015 9:25:47 AM PST · by detective · 8 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | December 3, 2015 | Edward Morrissey
    If I've told you once, I've told you a thousand times ... Hillary Clinton told the media not just once but several times that her secret e-mail server did not transmit or store sensitive or classified information. The Clinton e-mail story broke in March when The New York Times provided the first public notice that the former Secretary of State had exclusively used a personal server for her electronic communications rather than an official and secured government e-mail system - a fact that only came to light through a congressional investigation into the sacking of our consulate in Benghazi.
  • Trump: Hillary Clinton Shouldn't Be Allowed To Run For President

    12/02/2015 1:46:40 PM PST · by Biggirl · 29 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | December 2, 2015 | Michelle Fields
    Donald Trump says that Hillary Clinton shouldn’t be allowed to run for president, and adds that her greatest legacy is that “she was a horrible Secretary of State.”
  • Trump, for good of America, get out of race

    12/02/2015 5:39:48 AM PST · by McGruff · 148 replies
    CNN ^ | December 1, 2015 | Jennifer Granholm
    Even though some say Hillary Clinton would benefit if you were to be the GOP nominee, for the good of the country I want you to get out of the race. Your lies and vitriolic rhetoric are causing irreparable damage to the nation. In "The Leadership Challenge," a best-selling tome on leadership by James Kouzes and Barry Posner, 89% of people across the globe identify honesty as the most important characteristic of a leader. It seems counterintuitive, then, that despite spewing lies every week and managing to offend people of every race, creed and color, you have still managed to...
  • Most Convicts Vote Democrat, Study Shows

    12/02/2015 7:15:35 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 21 replies
    News.Mic ^ | January 02, 2014 | Benjamin Cosman
    Get this: If you’ve spent some time in jail, you are much more likely to vote Democrat, according to a new study published in the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. The numbers are actually pretty stark. In the three states the study analyzed – New York, New Mexico, and North Carolina – convicts overwhelmingly identified with the Democratic Party. Almost 62% of convicts in New York are registered Democrats and only 9% are Republican; 52% in New Mexico are Democrat, with just over 10% as Republican; and 54.6% are Democrat in North Carolina, and 10.2%...
  • Benghazi Commission: Obama Admin Gun-Running Scheme Armed Islamic State

    11/30/2015 2:14:32 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11-30-15 | Edwin Mora
    The Obama administration pursued a policy in Libya back in 2011 that ultimately allowed guns to walk into the hands of jihadists linked to the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) and al-Qaeda (AQ) in Syria, according to a former CIA officer who co-authored a report on behalf of the Citizen’s Commission on Benghazi (CCB), detailing the gun running scheme. In Congress, the then-bipartisan group known as the “Gang of Eight,” at a minimum, knew of the operation to aid and abet America’s jihadist enemies by providing them with material support. So says Clare Lopez, a former CIA officer and the primary author...
  • Hillary Clinton’s million little lies

    11/28/2015 8:23:27 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 30 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 11/28/2015 | Michael Walsh
    To hear Hillary Clinton tell it, she was named for Sir Edmund Hillary, the conqueror of Mount Everest — even though she was already 6 years old when he made his famous ascent. On a visit to war-torn Bosnia in 1996, she claimed she and her entourage landed under sniper fire and had to run “with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base” — although videos of her arrival show her waltzing serenely across the tarmac, waving to the crowd. She blamed the 2012 attack on American diplomatic and intelligence-gathering installations in Benghazi on...
  • Trump says Hillary is a criminal 'walking on eggs' trying not to offend Obama...

    11/20/2015 2:54:15 PM PST · by Albion Wilde · 224 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | 11/20/15 | David Martosko
    Full title: Trump says Hillary is a criminal 'walking on eggs' trying not to offend Obama with tough terror talk: 'If she angers the president she's going to get indicted' Donald Trump laid into Hillary Clinton during a campaign appearance in Spartanburg, South Carolina... Trump said the Democratic Party establishment has rallied around Clinton and has a vested interest in helping her steer clear of legal jeopardy related to her classified email scandal.
  • Hillary Clinton Subscribes To An Islamic Belief System

    11/19/2015 5:45:58 PM PST · by absentee · 24 replies
    RedState ^ | 11/19/15 | Caleb Howe
    Even when one doesn't profess to, or proselytize for, a particular religion, it is sometimes apparent what flavor of belief system they buy. You have, I'm sure, met an older person at a a grocery store or football game and thought, oh yeah, that's a Christian. Well the same is true for Hillary Clinton. Just by Hillary's words and deeds, you can tell she subscribes to a belief system. She gave a speech on Thursday at the Council on Foreign Relations in which she discussed at length the precepts of that system. And much like her would-be predecessor, hers is...
  • Clinton Says Taking in Refugees is "Who We Are as Americans"

    11/17/2015 2:44:32 PM PST · by Sybeck1 · 79 replies
    NBC ^ | 11/17/15
    Dallas, Texas - Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton said that the United States should accept Syrian refugees because it is a fundamental part of our country's identity and "we have always welcomed immigrants and refugees." "We can't act as though we're shutting the doors to people in need without undermining who we are as Americans," Clinton said at a campaign stop here Tuesday. The former secretary of state stressed that vigilance is a key component in vetting incoming refugees, but strongly opposes "hateful rhetoric" used by Republicans who do not want to accept refugees following the terrorist attacks in Paris that...
  • Why Hillary Clinton Is Too Old And Sick To Be President

    11/17/2015 10:12:43 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 42 replies
    Red State ^ | 11/17/2015 | By: streiff (Diary)
    Ever since Hillary Clinton announced her run for the presidency concerns have been raised in many quarters, by people of all political persuasions, that she was simply too old to hold the office if she was elected. Hillary, if elected, would be the second oldest person to win the office after Ronald Reagan. But where Reagan was very active throughout his life, Hillary is a different story.    Hillary never participated in athletics when she was younger, something about being too ugly to participate. And now, as she approaches the BIG SEVEN-ZERO she is very out of shape. It is a safe...
  • Clinton and other Democratic presidential candidates in debate decline to use term 'radical Islam'

    11/15/2015 9:16:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | November 15, 2015
    Hillary Clinton and the other Democratic presidential candidates are being criticized for declining to use the words "radical Islam" during Saturday night's debate, following the deadly terror attacks in Paris. Former Secretary of State Clinton, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Maryland Gov. Martin '’Malley declined to use the words after being asked during the CBS debate whether they would agree with GOP presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio saying, "We are at war with radical Islam." The front-running Clinton said using the term "radical Islam" would be "painting with too broad a brush." She also said the term was "not...
  • AP FACT CHECK: Clinton on guns; Sanders on wage inequality

    11/15/2015 7:38:19 AM PST · by yoe · 15 replies
    AP ^ | November 15, 2015 | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER and CALVIN WOODWARD
    Bernie Sanders persisted in using shopworn stats on income inequality and Hillary Rodham Clinton glossed over the well-heeled donors to her campaign in the latest Democratic presidential debate. Some of the claims in the debate Saturday night and how they compare with the facts: CLINTON: "Since we last debated in Las Vegas, nearly 3,000 people have been killed by guns. Two hundred children have been killed. This is an emergency." She said that in the same period there have been 21 mass shootings, "including one last weekend in Des Moines where three were murdered." THE FACTS: The claim appears to...
  • Clinton's Mixing of 9/11 and Wall Street Raises Ire

    11/15/2015 6:56:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/15/15 | Ken Thomas
    **SNIP** Clinton responded that she was representing New York in the Senate when downtown Manhattan was attacked and noted that she helped the city's financial hub rebuild. "That was good for New York and it was good for the economy and it was a way to rebuke the terrorists who had attacked our country," she said, her voice rising. Her response drew an incredulous response on social media sites like Twitter, and the debate's moderators asked Clinton to respond to one Twitter user, who took issue with her mention of 9/11 to justify the contributions. "Well, I'm sorry that whoever...
  • The Second Debate: Asked About FBI Investigation into Her E-mail, Hillary Clinton Jokes, Bashes GOP

    11/15/2015 5:53:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/15/2015 | Tom S, Elliott
    Tonight Bernie Sanders reiterated that "I am still sick and tired of Hillary Clinton's e-mails" and urged the media to instead focus on the middle class -- to which Hillary Clinton added, "I agree completely." CBS Moderator John Dickerson, however, said other Democrats are still worried about "another shoe dropping" with the FBI investigation. In response, Clinton joked about the length of the Benghazi hearing and then hit Republicans on Planned Parenthood and global warming. Here's the key part of that exchange: DICKERSON: Secretary Clinton, just one more question on the e-mail question. For Democrats, there’s an F.B.I. investigation going...
  • Live Thread: Democratic Party Presidential Debate on CBS 9 p.m. EST 11/14/2015

    11/14/2015 1:40:56 PM PST · by kristinn · 620 replies
    Saturday, November 14, 2015 | Kristinn
    The Democratic Party presidential candidates will hold a two hour long debate Saturday starting at 9 p.m. EST, 6 p.m. PST at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. The debate will be broadcast by CBS News and can be viewed on over-the-air CBS television and radio affiliates as well as various online streaming sources. The candidates: Former Gov. Martin O'Malley of Maryland, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of New York. Co-hosting the debate are CBS News, the Des Moines Register and CBS affiliate KCCI-TV. Debate moderator: CBS News Face the Nation host John...
  • RNC: The DNC Scheduled the Second Dem Debate When No One Would Watch to 'Benefit' Hillary

    11/14/2015 3:26:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 14, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    Saturday nights are for parties, friends, and trips to the movies. Politics? Hardly. Yet, the Democratic National Committee decided to schedule the second Democratic presidential debate for tonight in Iowa. Because of the stunning tragedy in Paris, the debate discussion has been modified to focus largely on foreign policy and national security. The RNC, unsurprisingly, believes the Democrats' decision to host a debate on the weekend is an obvious attempt to shield Hillary Clinton from any kind of challenge on her path to the primary. Here's Communications Director Sean Spicer's take on it: If a tree falls in the middle...
  • Poll: Most Voters Think Hillary Clinton’s Email Practices Were Illegal or Unethical

    11/12/2015 2:30:30 PM PST · by lbryce · 8 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | November 12, 2015 | Andrew Stiles
    More than two-thirds of American voters say Hillary Clinton’s controversial email practices as secretary of state were either illegal or unethical, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll. A total of 28 percent said Hillary’s exclusive use of a secret private server to conduct government business was illegal, while 40 percent said the arrangement was unethical, a position shared by 40 percent of Democratic voters. Only 27 percent of voters said they thought Clinton did nothing wrong, including a surprisingly low 49 percent of Democrats. The results are in line with previous polls suggesting that voters simply do not trust Hillary...
  • Drip: Federal Investigation Turns to Hillary Cover-Up

    11/12/2015 12:52:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2015 | Guy Benson
    As Katie mentioned earlier, sources at the FBI are telling Fox News that the bureau has expanded its probe into Hillary Clinton's improper, national security-compromising email scheme. Earlier in the week, I cited Politico's report that investigators have "stepped up" their efforts by conducting additional interviews regarding internal State Department concerns over classified data security while Clinton was operating her unsecure private server.  Fox's scoop comes on the heels of their previous revelation that the probe was focusing on a "gross negligence" provision within the federal Espionage Act.  Additional evidence of Clinton's negligence was made public last week.  What this latest leak indicates is that the inquiry's scope now includes...
  • FBI Probe of Hillary Clinton Expands Again: New Potential Felonies Over False Statements

    11/12/2015 12:52:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    As reported earlier this week, the FBI probe of Democrat presidential frontrunner and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over her use of a private email server has expanded. Today, the FBI is further expanding its investigation by putting Clinton under the microscope for potentially violating a federal false statements statute, a felony offense. More from Fox News:The FBI has expanded its probe of Hillary Clinton's emails, with agents exploring whether multiple statements violate a federal false statements statute, according to intelligence sources familiar with the ongoing case. Fox News is told agents are looking at U.S. Code 18, Section...
  • Al Sharpton Productions: ‘Voter Suppression’ Theatre

    11/09/2015 11:20:00 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 4 replies
    PJMEDIA ^ | November 9, 2015 | J, Christian Adams
    Al Sharpton’s National Action Network is producing a Washington D.C. theater production on voter “suppression.” The play will be performed tonight at the Shiloh Baptist Church in Washington D.C. with hopes of more performances to follow. Without any apparent sense of the irony, the National Action Network play is called “When Truth is Not Enough.” The play stars Dominique Sharpton. It is produced by NAN’s “Social Justice Ministry and the Music and Arts Ministry.” (See, I
  • Previously deported felon caught on Interstate 8 after fleeing traffic stop

    10/22/2015 3:55:36 PM PDT · by smartyaz · 18 replies
    abc15 ^ | 10/22/15 | Staff
    CASA GRANDE, AZ - A previously deported felon has been captured after fleeing from a Pinal County Sheriff’s deputy on Wednesday night. The driver accelerated at a high rate of speed, estimated by the deputy to be over 100 miles per hour. The deputy stopped the pursuit after about a mile due to entering Casa Grande city limits. Officials say additional deputies responded to the area where the vehicle was last seen and located the abandoned vehicle near Casa Grande. Deputies were able to track the driver to the Living Wellness Center where they contacted the staff. Deputies contacted the...
  • After over 15 years - time to say goodbye to Free Republic

    09/05/2015 6:15:18 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 256 replies
    n/a | 9-5-15 | me
    Time to move on. Too juvenile and too much name-calling. Not near the level of critical thinking that used to go on back in the day. I wish the best to all the good ones left out there.
  • Wichita police release name in deadly officer-involved shooting

    08/24/2015 4:14:26 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 13 replies
    kwch.com ^ | 8-24-15 | Anne Meyer
    Wichita police release more details about an officer-involved shooting that left one man dead and an officer hurt. Interim Chief Nelson Mosley said the driver who was killed was 26-year old Nicholas Garner and described the chain of events beginning Saturday at 10:10 p.m. He said that is when the officer made a traffic stop on a silver Prius on W. Kellogg Drive. Mosley said the officer was speaking through an open door of the Prius, when the driver put the vehicle in drive. "Investigators believe that the officer may have tried to stop Mr. Garner from driving to leave...
  • Raymond Reggie sentenced in $1.2 million auto dealership scam (Ted Kennedy brother-in-law)

    06/18/2015 1:35:02 AM PDT · by abb · 4 replies
    The (Baton Rouge, LA) Advocate ^ | June 18, 2015 | Joe Gyan, Jr.
    A two-time convicted felon and politically connected Mandeville businessman described by a prosecutor as a “serial fraudster” and “flim-flam con artist” was sentenced Wednesday to more than 11 years in federal prison for billing a group of south Louisiana car dealerships more than $1.2 million for advertising purchases he never made. Even though 53-year-old Raymond Reggie pleaded guilty in the fall to five counts of mail fraud, he testified Wednesday that he was stroke-impaired when he admitted his guilt Oct. 27, and he asked U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick to let him withdraw that guilty plea and instead go to...
  • One Dangerous Doctor?

    05/31/2015 8:05:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 31, 2015 | Paul Jacob
    Early last Wednesday evening jurors communicated to the judge that they were split on a number of the charges against Dr. Annette Bosworth. And yet later that night they found her guilty on all counts. All twelve felony counts. She’s the South Dakota physician who filed several hundred nominating petitions to put her name on the ballot for U.S. Senate last year — six of which sported the names of 37 people who signed without Dr. Bosworth being in the room to witness them actually put pen to paper. Her sister was one. The affidavit on the petition does indeed...
  • Personal Injury Lawyer Admits to Forging Clients’ Signatures (Casey Anthony Attorney)

    04/15/2015 12:56:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 | Andie Adams
    Todd Macaluso, who helped represent Casey Anthony, faces 20 years in prisonA prominent San Diego personal injury attorney pleaded guilty Tuesday to defrauding clients, forging their signatures to gain millions of dollars from investors, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. Todd Macaluso, 52 -- a lead player in personal injury, plaintiff’s and aviation law -- once helped represent high-profile defendant Casey Anthony, a Florida mother acquitted in her 2-year-old daughter’s death. Now, he has admitted in his plea deal to bankrolling his law practice through “funding agreements” with investors. Under the plan, Macaluso would offer them the right to...