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  • Elijah Cummings' widow expected to run for his seat

    10/19/2019 6:59:03 AM PDT · by Missouri gal · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 19, 2019 | Brie Stimson
    Maya Rockeymoore, widow of Elijah Cummings (D-MD), and chairwoman of the Maryland Democratic Party, is expected to run for her late husband's House seat, according to a report. Rockeymoore has not yet said whether she plans to run, the Washington Examiner reported.
  • Black vote in LA Election (Wow)

    10/19/2019 6:38:17 AM PDT · by LS · 28 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10/19/2019 | FloridaDude (on Twit)
    @FloridaDude297 "LOUISIANA ELECTION. Exit polls and post election surveys are in. Republicans received 25% of the Black vote. GOP Black voters was 291% over 2015. #1 issue for Conservative voting Black Voters was Democrats attacking President Trump."
  • Gabbard resigns from DNC to endorse Bernie Sanders Share (from February 2016)

    10/19/2019 6:37:20 AM PDT · by McGruff · 21 replies
    Her own campign website ^ | Feb 28, 2016 | Tulsi Gabbard
    U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard resigned her post as a vice chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee today, allowing her to formally endorse Bernie Sanders for president. Gabbard made the announcement on the NBC political talk show "Meet the Press." "As a vice chair of the Democratic National Committee, I'm required to remain neutral in Democratic primaries, but I cannot remain neutral any longer," Gabbard laterexplained in a video statement. "The stakes are just too high." Gabbard cited her experience as a veteran of two military deployments in arguing that Sanders has the judgment necessary to make sound military decisions. "We...
  • Texas prosecutors seek murder indictment against officer who shot woman at home

    10/19/2019 5:56:41 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 33 replies
    Yahoo Noose and Rooters ^ | October 19, 2019 | Andrew Hay
    Texas prosecutors said on Friday they would seek a murder indictment against the former Fort Worth police officer who shot dead a 28-year-old black woman in her home. "We have completed an initial review of the case, and based on the evidence we intend to ask the Grand Jury for an indictment of murder against Aaron Dean," Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney Sharen Wilson said in a statement. "We will prosecute this case to the fullest extent of the law." Jim Lane, an attorney representing Dean, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
  • PG&E outage fallout a test for Newsom, agencies

    10/19/2019 5:12:26 AM PDT · by ptsal · 9 replies
    Western Farm Press ^ | Oct 16, 2019 | Tim Hearden
    The blackouts imposed by Pacific Gas & Electric Co. in mid-October affected hundreds of thousands of residents throughout California, causing agricultural operations to come to a virtual standstill in some areas while costing the state’s overall economy as much as $2.6 billion, according to some estimates. It also fueled a valuable conversation about the condition of our forests and the apparent lack of preparedness among our government agencies and utilities.
  • Ed Buck was known for his abrasive behavior. But politicians still took his money

    10/19/2019 4:33:19 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    LA Times ^ | 10/17/19 | HAILEY BRANSON-POTTS
    West Hollywood City Councilman John Duran said Ed Buck once hung an effigy of him in a park. Some municipal employees said they refused to meet alone with him, and he unnerved two political foes so much at council meetings that sheriff’s deputies accompanied them to their cars afterward. **SNIP** Buck’s political influence has drawn intense criticism, especially from black and LGBTQ activists who believe his status as a white Democratic donor initially insulated him from prosecution and that influential people made excuses for a man whose volatility was on public display for years. Jasmyne Cannick, a black political consultant...
  • President Donald Trump and his legal team have threatened to sue CNN for violating the Lanham Act.

    10/19/2019 2:17:09 AM PDT · by jimbug · 36 replies
    Project Veritas ^ | October 18,2019 | Project Veritas
    President Donald Trump and his legal team have threatened to sue CNN for violating the Lanham Act.
  • Body camera footage of SC shooting contradicts police claims By JEFFREY COLLINS

    10/18/2019 8:44:41 PM PDT · by heartwood · 42 replies
    apnews.com ^ | July 29, 2019 | Jeffrey Collins
    Body camera footage of SC shooting contradicts police claims By JEFFREY COLLINS COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina homeowner who was shot by a deputy checking a medical alarm did not jerk open his front door with a gun and was instead standing in the home’s foyer when the officer shot through a window, according to body camera footage released Monday. Homeowner Dick Tench has a concealed weapons permit and did have his gun in his hand, but was devastated when the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office’s initial account of the incident had him pointing his weapon at a police...
  • Ohio planners looking at a 30-year timeline for hyperloop project between Pittsburgh and Chicago

    10/18/2019 8:37:05 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | October 17, 2019 | Ed Blazina
    Ohio planners will move full speed ahead on a proposed hyperloop system that would carry passengers between Pittsburgh and Chicago in about 58 minutes for a one-way cost of about $93. But the full system, known as Mid-West Connect, probably wouldn’t be finished until about 2050. Thea Walsh, director of transportation and funding for the Columbus, Ohio-based Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, said this week the agency is putting the finishing touches on feasibility and environmental impact studies but has concluded it should pursue the hyperloop system. The system being developed by Virgin Hyperloop One would move passengers and freight in...
  • EXCLUSIVE: UN Agency Blocks Pro-Lifers from Conference

    10/18/2019 8:20:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    Center for Family and Human Rights ^ | October 18, 2019 | Austin Ruse
    NEW YORK, October 18 (C-Fam) The pro-abortion UN Population Fund (UNFPA) does not want pro-life critics in attendance when the agency convenes a conference in Nairobi in mid-November. UNFPA and the government of Kenya are co-hosting the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25: Accelerating the Promise to mark the 25th anniversary of the original and very controversial Cairo Conference on Population and Development. UNFPA’s website claims the conference “will offer an inclusive platform, bringing together governments, civil society, private sector organizations, women’s’ groups and youth networks to discuss and agree on actions to accelerate implementation” of the Cairo Program of Action. Pro-life...
  • Judicial Watch Believes The State Dept Spied On Conservative Journalists

    10/18/2019 7:03:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    Townhall ^ | October 14, 1029 | Beth Baumann
    Government watchdog group Judicial Watch last week filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the State Department. The group believes prominent conservative journalists, public figures and those with ties to President Donald Trump were being monitored by the State Department in Ukraine under the direction of ousted U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, who was appointed to her post by President Barack Obama. "Judicial Watch has obtained information indicating Yovanovitch may have violated laws and government regulations by ordering subordinates to target certain U.S. persons using State Department resources," the watchdog group said in a press release. "Yovanovitch reportedly ordered...
  • Rasmussen: 51% of Voters Suspect High-Level Crimes to Stop Trump Presidency

    10/18/2019 6:39:37 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Oct 2019 | DR. SUSAN BERRY
    A Rasmussen poll reveals a little more than half of likely U.S. voters suspect crimes were committed by high-level law enforcement officials in an effort to stop a Donald Trump presidency, but only 32 percent believe anyone will be punished.
  • State Department probe of Clinton emails finds no deliberate mishandling of classified information

    10/18/2019 6:32:00 PM PDT · by bitt · 73 replies
    washington post ^ | 10/18/2019 | greg miller
    A multiyear State Department probe of emails that were sent to former secretary of state Hillary Clinton’s private computer server concluded there was no systemic or deliberate mishandling of classified information by department employees, according to a report submitted to Congress this month. The report appears to represent a final and anticlimactic chapter in a controversy that overshadowed the 2016 presidential campaign and exposed Clinton to fierce criticism that she later cited as a major factor in her loss to President Trump. In the end, State Department investigators found 38 current or former employees “culpable” of violating security procedures —...
  • Prosecutors, Roger Stone's attorneys spar over use of 'Godfather' clip in upcoming trial

    10/18/2019 6:31:39 PM PDT · by MassMinuteman · 8 replies
    The Department of Justice and Roger Stone’s attorneys are sparring over whether federal prosecutors can show a clip from “The Godfather: Part II” at the longtime Republican political operative’s trial next month. Prosecutors say that on “multiple occasions,” Mr. Stone told a witness he should do a “Frank Pentangeli” during his 2017 testimony before the House Intelligence Committee.
  • PENSION CRISIS FORCES FIREHOUSE CLOSURE, 9 FIREFIGHTER LAYOFFS IN EAST ST. LOUIS

    10/18/2019 6:11:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Illinois Policy ^ | OCTOBER 16, 2019 | Brad Weisenstein
    East St. Louis is short $9.5 million between a budget deficit and back payments owed to its fire and police pensions. As a result, city leaders are closing a firehouse and laying off nine firefighters. Nine firefighters have been asked to hand in their gear and their fire station will temporarily close as East St. Louis, Illinois, faces a $5.5 million budget deficit and interception of nearly $4 million in state funding for debts owed to its police and fire pensions. Unfortunately, with 100% of the City’s state revenues being redirected to the police and fire pensions, we are faced...
  • Diplomat tells investigators he raised alarms in 2015 about Hunter Biden’s Ukraine work but was rebu

    10/18/2019 5:26:55 PM PDT · by bitt · 14 replies
    washington post ^ | 10/18/2019 | john hudson
    A career State Department official overseeing Ukraine policy told congressional investigators this week that he had raised concerns in early 2015 about then-Vice President Joe Biden’s son serving on the board of a Ukrainian energy company but was turned away by a Biden staffer, according to three people familiar with the testimony. George Kent, a deputy assistant secretary of state, testified Tuesday that he worried that Hunter Biden’s position at the firm Burisma Holdings would complicate efforts by U.S. diplomats to convey to Ukrainian officials the importance of avoiding conflicts of interest, said the people, who spoke on the condition...
  • Climate activists protest at Vermont Statehouse (low turnout because of cold & rain)

    10/18/2019 5:19:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    WCAX ^ | 10/18/19 | Calvin Cutler
    MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) Climate activists spent the night on the Statehouse lawn in Montpelier, demanding Vermont lawmakers take action on climate change. Numerous tents were set up for the "Extinction Rebellion" climate encampment. This all follows the climate week of action, where we saw protesters take to the streets in Vermont and across the globe. About 30 protesters urged lawmakers to reduce carbon emissions to net-zero by 2025 and demanded state and local governments across the country work to inform people about climate change. "We really need to pay attention to our humanity, moving forward, I think there's a real...
  • Mexico “terror path proven” as jihadists infiltrate refugee stream and enter US

    10/18/2019 5:01:23 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 9 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 18 Oct, 2019 | Christine Douglass-Williams
    Government watchdog Judicial Watch says more evidence has emerged that Middle East jihadists are entering the United States through the Mexican border. The organization long has presented evidence that terrorists have entered through Texas and reports of ISIS training camps not far from the U.S. border. Judicial Watch said Islamic terrorist infiltration of the southern border is a ‘very real threat. The entire goal of jihadists is to expand the realm of Islam, so it should be easy to understand the logic of why jihadists seek to infiltrate Western countries. Because of the poor job globalist leaders have been doing...
  • Did Obama Ambassador Order Monitoring of Journalists, Trump Allies? [Weekly Update]

    10/18/2019 4:35:17 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 18, 2019 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Investigates if Obama Ambassador Ordered Monitoring of Journalists, Trump Allies University Funds and Gives Intellectual Property Rights to Chinese Institute Judicial Watch Investigates if Obama Ambassador Ordered Monitoring of Journalists, Trump Allies Was President Obama’s Ambassador to Ukraine unlawfully tracking articles, reports, and social media postings of conservatives? Our Corruption Chronicles blog has the story . Judicial Watch is investigating if prominent conservative figures, journalists and persons with ties to President Donald Trump were unlawfully monitored by the State Department in Ukraine at the request of ousted U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, an Obama appointee. Yovanovitch testified “in...
  • Piers Morgan rips into 'hypocritical' climate activist (truncated)

    10/18/2019 3:57:46 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 2 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/11/19 | By Dave Urbanski
    British television host Piers Morgan earlier this week blasted a climate activism leader as a hypocrite for not reducing her "own carbon footprint" while telling others to do so. The "Good Morning Britain" host targeted Skeena Rathor, co-founder of Extinction Rebellion — a radical, left-wing outfit that's been staging demonstrations in the U.K. to force attention on climate change. What was said during the segment? Morgan began by asking Rathor how she got to the studio — to which she replied that the station sent a car to pick her up. "Do you have a TV at home?" Morgan pressed.