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  • Ambien and Provigil: Obama Administration Substance Abuse

    04/26/2018 1:42:42 PM PDT · by research99 · 11 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Apr 25, 2018 | UK Daily Mail
    ...Jackson would 'go down the aisle way of the airplane and say, 'All right, who wants to go to sleep?'' Tester said. 'And hand out the prescription drugs like they were candy ... and put them to sleep and then give them the drugs to wake them back up again,' Tester continued. His committee staff has said the drugs he gave out included Ambien, a sleep aid, and Provigil, a stimulant. The Ambien would help passengers fall asleep on long overseas trips that spanned numerous time zones while President Obama traveled the world. When it came time for work, stimulants...
  • Recovered text messages between FBI officials sent to Congress

    04/26/2018 1:17:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | April 26, 2018 | By Laura Jarrett
    A batch of recovered text messages exchanged between two top FBI employees who have come under scrutiny for criticizing then-presidential candidate Donald Trump were delivered Thursday to lawmakers on Capitol Hill, according to a source with knowledge of the matter. The texts, between FBI special agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page, have captured the attention of certain Republicans and allies of Trump who've raised concerns about political bias at the nation's top law enforcement agency. The newest cache of five months' worth of messages from December 2016 to May 2017 were originally thought to be missing, causing a...
  • VP Mike Pence joins Gov Holcomb to announce thousands of tech jobs coming to Indy with Infosys

    04/26/2018 12:59:06 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 13 replies
    Fox59 ^ | 4-26-2018 | Fox59
    Vice President Mike Pence joined Gov. Eric Holcomb and officials from tech firm Infosys for a major high-tech jobs announcement Thursday. Infosys, a global leader in consulting, technology and next-generation services, announced it will establish its U.S. Education Center in Indianapolis to train American workers and arm them with skills for the digital future. The company also announced that it has expanded its hiring plans for Indiana from 2,000 to 3,000 new jobs by the end of 2023. Holcomb described the jobs as high-paying and said they would be in the technology field. Infosys will provide an initial investment of...
  • Mueller’s investigation of Trump ‘needs to conclude,’ Sessions says

    04/26/2018 12:41:44 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 63 replies
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday that an ongoing probe into President Trump “needs to conclude” in order to let him focus on North Korea, the U.S.-Mexico border and other world negotiations. Mr. Sessions also said he expects the Justice Department inspector general to finish his investigation into the department’s and FBI’s handling of investigations into Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election in a “few weeks,” saying that will provide more information for decisions on whether there was wrongdoing.
  • 'Oh! Susanna' songwriter's statue removed amid criticism

    04/26/2018 12:35:46 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 22 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 04/26/18 | AP
    A 118-year-old statue of the "Oh! Susanna" songwriter was removed from a Pittsburgh park Thursday after criticism that the work is demeaning because it includes a slave sitting at his feet, plucking a banjo. In October, the Pittsburgh Art Commission voted to take the Stephen Foster sculpture out of Schenley Plaza and find it a new home. For now, it will remain in a storage lot, out of the public view. On Thursday, workers used straps and construction equipment to lift the 10-foot-bronze statue off its base. It was strapped to a flatbed truck and taken away. The Giuseppe Moretti...
  • Trump: I would rather have presidential election based on the popular vote

    04/26/2018 12:30:13 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/26/18 | Brett Samuels
    President Trump on Thursday argued that he'd rather see the presidential election be determined based on the popular vote than the current Electoral College system, claiming it would be "much easier to win." "They also like to always talk about [the] Electoral College. Well, it's an election based on the Electoral College. I would rather have a popular election, but it's a totally different campaign," Trump said during an interview with "Fox & Friends." "It's as though you're running — if you're a runner you're practicing for the 100-yard dash as opposed to the one mile," he continued. "The Electoral...
  • $46,654: Annual Cost of Detaining Illegal Alien Exceeds Average American Income

    04/26/2018 11:52:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    CNS News ^ | Apri 25, 2018 | By Terence P. Jeffrey
    The federal government paid a “bed rate” of $127.82 per day to house each illegal alien detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in fiscal 2016, according to ICE data published in a new report by the Government Accountability Office. Even if you do not count the extra day in that leap year, that works out to $46,654.30 for each detention bed occupied by an illegal alien for 365 days. The approximately $46,654 it cost to house a detained illegal alien for 365 days in fiscal 2016 was approximately $104 more than the average income for Americans 15 and older that...
  • Commentary: It’s the forgotten American who needs legal help, NOT illegal aliens

    04/26/2018 11:45:35 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | April 26, 2018 | by Daniel Horowitz
    As Vladimir Lenin predicted, we are paying for the rope to hang ourselves with our own policies. America’s taxpayers are being forced to fund the invasion of our southern border and judicial amnesty through lawfare. Members of the Senate Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations Subcommittee confronted Attorney General Jeff Sessions yesterday about his policy of cutting off the legal aid program for illegal aliens pending an internal review of the program. Evidently, the DOJ had promised it would not suspend the program without first informing the subcommittee. Therefore, Sessions reluctantly agreed to continue the program for now. The obvious question everyone should be...
  • Texas man executed for killing 5-year-old and her grandmother at girl's birthday party

    04/26/2018 11:26:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | April 26, 2018
    HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- A prisoner on Texas death row for killing a 5-year-old girl and her grandmother in a gang-related shooting at a child's birthday party in Fort Worth a decade ago was executed Wednesday evening. Erick Davila received lethal injection for using a laser-sighted semi-automatic rifle to spray bullets at about 20 people - more than a dozen of them children. Annette Stevenson, 48, and her granddaughter, Queshawn Stevenson, were killed and four others were wounded, including the girl who was celebrating her 9th birthday. Authorities said the April 6, 2008, attack was in apparent retaliation for a previous...
  • U.S. Attorney General Sessions says Mueller probe has taken on 'life of its own'

    04/26/2018 11:17:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 101 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 26, 2018 | by Sarah N. Lynch
    WASHINGTON - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday defended his decision not to appoint a second special prosecutor to investigate Republicans’ concerns about the FBI by noting that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe had already taken on “a life of its own.” U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before a Senate Appropriations Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee hearing on the proposed budget estimates for the Justice Department, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., April 25, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas Speaking to a U.S. House appropriations panel during a routine budget hearing, Sessions told lawmakers that the Justice...
  • Del Mar County, CA Board Considers Killing Gun Shows Held There for 28 Years

    04/26/2018 11:06:57 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 14 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 04/26/18 | Dan Zimmerman
    “It’s not about who gets the largest turnout, It’s about the law, and what our government officials are willing to do to protect us. And it’s about the epidemic of gun violence. If it were not for these mass killings, we’d be having a very different conversation.” That’s the, er, argument Rose Ann Sharp (above right) of NeverAgainCA made recently before the board that oversees the Del Mar County fairgrounds, site of heavily attended four-times-a-year Crossroads of the West gun shows that have been held at the fairgrounds for the last 28 years. Sharp and her group would like...
  • Senate confirms Pompeo to be new secretary of State

    04/26/2018 10:26:37 AM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 26, 2918 | Jordain Carney
    The Senate narrowly confirmed CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be Secretary of State on Thursday, overcoming steep opposition to his nomination. Senators voted 57-42, just over the simple majority needed for approval by the chamber. Pompeo’s was a virtual lock after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) reversed his position and said he would support Trump’s pick. The announcement came amid an intense pressure campaign by the White House, and spared Pompeo the dubious distinction of being the first secretary of State nominee since at least 1925 to fail to win over the Foreign Relations Committee. “After calling continuously for weeks for...
  • Judge appoints ‘special master’ to review Michael Cohen documents seized in raid

    04/26/2018 10:01:20 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 53 replies
    PBS ^ | 04/26/2018 | AP
    <p>A New York federal judge says she is appointing a former Manhattan federal judge to help determine what materials seized in raids on the home and office of President Donald Trump’s private attorney are protected by attorney-client privilege.</p> <p>Judge Kimba Wood said Thursday at a hearing that Barbara Jones has the right amount of experience to handle the study of materials seized in the April 9 raids that targeted attorney Michael Cohen.</p>
  • Iran's Khamenei urges Muslim nations to unite against U.S.: state TV

    04/26/2018 9:47:32 AM PDT · by yoe · 11 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | April 26, 2018 | Reuters
    ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran's supreme leader called on Muslim nations to unite against the United States, saying Tehran would never yield to "bullying," state television reported on Thursday. "The Iranian nation has successfully resisted bullying attempts by America and other arrogant powers and we will continue to resist... All Muslim nations should stand united against America and other enemies," Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said.
  • Trump declines to order release of certain JFK documents

    04/26/2018 9:25:22 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 97 replies
    AP ^ | 04/26/2018 | AP
    <p>Back in October, President Donald Trump blocked the release of hundreds of records on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, agreeing to appeals from the CIA and FBI.</p> <p>Now, Trump has accepted a recommendation from the National Archives to keep the lid closed, more than five decades after the 35th president was killed.</p>
  • Did Trump just make a ‘hugely damning admission’ in the Stormy Daniels case?

    04/26/2018 9:02:02 AM PDT · by bitt · 52 replies
    WAPO ^ | 4/26/2018 | Aaron blake
    President Trump made a rare public comment about the Michael Cohen-Stormy Daniels case Thursday morning, playing down the lawyer's work for him and insisting that he didn't know about Cohen's business activities. But Trump also said something that would seem ... less than ideal. While describing Cohen's allegedly limited work for him — a “tiny fraction” of his legal work, Trump assured — Trump confirmed to “Fox and Friends” that Cohen “represented” him in the Daniels case.
  • Please read what the Republican majority MN state house did to land owners!

    04/26/2018 9:00:10 AM PDT · by horsappl · 23 replies | APRIL 18, 2018 | Mike Van Horn
    In January 2014 I was notified that there would be a hearing explaining that I am required to plant 15 foot strips of perennial vegetation (buffer strips) along ditches as described by my local watershed agency, the Middle-Snake-Tamarac Watershed District. I went to the meeting where the agents explained that once these are in place they might allow me to cut hay on the buffer strips, if I request it. In other words, they now control these strips. In legal terms this is an easement. My father and I studied this law, and found that we will need to level...
  • Newly Released JFK Files: LBJ was in the Texas KKK (Vanity)

    04/26/2018 8:55:59 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 58 replies
  • German Police Study Finds Africans Most Criminally Prone Asylum Seekers

    04/26/2018 8:49:55 AM PDT · by davikkm · 28 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    A study conducted by the German Federal Police (BKA) on migrant crime has found that African asylum seekers are far more prone to criminality than their Middle Eastern counterparts. The study shows that migrants from countries which are far less likely to receive a positive asylum claim are also far more likely to engage in crime while in the country, Stuttgarter Zeitung reports. Tunisian migrants, who make up just 0.2 per cent of recognised asylum seekers since 2015, account for 2.2 per cent of crimes committed by recognised asylum seekers. The statistics are even more dramatic for Moroccans who account...
  • Senate panel approves bill to protect special counsel

    04/26/2018 8:12:41 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/26/2018 | Jordain Carney
    The Senate Judiciary Committee approved legislation on Thursday to protect special counsel Robert Mueller. In a 14-7 vote, the panel approved the bipartisan proposal that deeply divided Republicans on the committee. With every committee Democrat backing the legislation, only one Republican was needed to secure passage. In the end, 4 Republicans voted for the measure. The vote marks the first time Congress has advanced legislation to formally protect Mueller from being fired as Trump has publicly railed against him, and reportedly privately talked of firing him. The bill, sponsored by Sens. Chris Coons (D-Del.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)...