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  • The Praetorian Guard within the U.S. Department of Justice

    10/19/2017 1:03:38 PM PDT · by davikkm · 9 replies
    IWB ^ | LV
    When the Roman civil wars ended in 31 BC with the defeat of Antony and Cleopatra, Augustus Caesar consolidated his power in Rome through the use of an elite guard called the Praetorians, whose sole duty was to protect the Emperor. The special military unit did so with devastating efficiency through the use of force or subterfuge to quell civil disturbances and political intrigues. The Praetorians were particularly adept at eliminating any perceived threat to their own power, which turned out to be their primary mission. When the Roman Senate debated whether to restore the Republic after the lunatic Emperor...
  • White privilege, social justice, inequality taught at Christian college---Yes, my daughter's school!

    10/09/2017 1:32:37 PM PDT · by mikelets456 · 44 replies
    Me ^ | 109/2017 | Me
    So my daughter came home from college a few weeks back saying they're teaching "White privilege, social justice, inequality and income inequality" at her college....a Christian college. There's a white privilege survey that she did, discussions on inequality, unfair advantages, etc--- I was appalled as was my daughter. However, she stood up in class calling out these lies and the teacher let her speak at the end to make her point but ran out of time. The "professor" said she could continue the next day---which she did, but there was a student that was brought into that particular class that's...
  • GOP Rep Asks Trump to Pardon Two Border Patrol Agents

    09/29/2017 8:08:12 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 23 replies ^ | Sep 29, 2017 | Courtney O'Brien
    "The congressman is making the case for the pardoning of ex-border patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean. In 2006, Ramos and Compean were convicted of shooting a drug smuggler. They thought he was armed and shot him as he fled. He later admitted to having smuggled several hundred pounds of marijuana, but both agents were fired and arrested on assault charges. President George W. Bush commuted both men's sentences in 2006, but their names are still listed under "convicted felon." Hunter sent President Trump a letter of urgency, hoping he will completely clear the agents' names.
  • Panthers QB Cam Newton: Don’t forget ‘legend’ and his sacrifice for social justice

    09/27/2017 5:11:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 44 replies
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  • Goernor Justice, now Republican, tells Republicans he supports Manchin’s Senate bid

    09/20/2017 3:55:56 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 15 replies
    WV Metro News ^ | September 20, 2017 | Brad McElhinny
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice, who switched parties to become a Republican in early August, told a crowd of Republican lawmakers this week that he supports Democratic Senator Joe Manchin’s re-election to the U.S. Senate. Manchin, a former governor who has served in the U.S. Senate since 2010, is in what most political observers consider to be a hotly-contested election in 2018. Congressman Evan Jenkins and state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey are running in the Republican primary. Governor Justice was speaking to Republicans on Monday evening at the state Culture Center. He addressed his desire to pass a multi-million...
  • German girl, 16, who ran away to join ISIS may yet face the death penalty Iraqi PM warns <Tr>

    09/18/2017 6:24:07 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/18/2017 | Julian Robinson
    A German teenager who ran away to join ISIS may yet face the death penalty, Iraq's Prime Minister has warned. Linda Wenzel was dragged from the rubble in Mosul as Iraqi forces liberated the city in July and is now being held in Baghdad where her fate rests in the hands of the country's court system. The 16-year-old, who left her home in Pulsnitz, eastern Germany, last year to join the terror group, is desperate to return to Europe amid fears she could spend years in jail. But Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has now said Iraq's judiciary will decide...
  • Judicial Watch Files Lawsuit Against The CIA – Department Of Justice – The Treasury Department

    09/18/2017 7:18:17 AM PDT · by davikkm · 11 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    I am watching a panel discussion led by Judicial Watch Host Christopher J. Farrell, Director of Investigations and Research at Judicial Watch. The expert panelists include: Dr. Sebastian Gorka – Former Deputy Assistant to the President And Author of New York Times best seller Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War. Diana West – Journalist and Author of American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character. Todd Shepherd – Investigative Reporter Washington Examiner. James Peterson – Senior Attorney Judicial Watch.
  • Governor Justice’s companies accused of fraudulent transfers in federal court case (WV)

    09/16/2017 9:38:07 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 4 replies
    WV Metro News ^ | September 16, 2017 | Brad McElhinny
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Companies owned by Gov. Jim Justice and his family are being sued in federal court in Kentucky, accused of fraudulently transferring property to avoid responsibilities in a business deal that was the subject of a related lawsuit a few years ago. The lawsuit wants punitive damages of at least $16.9 million. “This agreement was an unlawful and corrupt agreement by the conspirators to accomplish an unlawful goal of fraudulently transferring or liquidating valuable real estate belonging to Justice Companies, so that plaintiffs could not collect on debts owed to them by Justice companies,” the lawsuit alleges. The...
  • Bob Menendez is corrupt. But is he much more corrupt than the rest of Washington?

    09/05/2017 10:29:49 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 5, 2017 | Timothy P. Carney
    Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey and his wealthy donor Salomon Melgen engaged in "a corrupt pact spanning seven years," federal prosecutors allege. It was a "bribery scheme," in which Menendez got campaign contributions, chartered flights, luxury accommodations, and more. In return, the senator allegedly took "official action advancing the South Florida eye doctor's personal whims and business interests." Menendez denies all these accusations, and in his defense he will argue that the hundreds of thousands in contributions and the millions worth of gifts he received, combined with the millions in taxpayer cash he tried to get for Melgen,...
  • West Virginia Governor to Switch from Democrat to Republican (At Trump Rally)

    08/03/2017 4:08:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 3, 2017 | Jonathan Martin and Michael D. Shear
    Gov. Jim Justice of West Virginia, a Democrat who was elected last year even as President Trump carried the state by 42 points, is expected to announce Thursday night at a rally with Mr. Trump that he is changing parties, according to three sources familiar with the plans. Speaking to reporters in the White House Thursday, Mr. Trump promised “a very big announcement” at a gathering in Huntington, W.V., that is expected to draw thousands of supporters from across Appalachia, a region that gave Mr. Trump some of the largest margins of his election. Mr. Justice, a billionaire coal and...
  • With fifth judge confirmed, Trump outpaces Obama and Bush

    08/01/2017 4:14:29 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 43 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/1/17 | Alex Swoyer
    President Trump may be facing a roadblock on the rest of his nominees but he’s outpacing his predecessors when it comes to getting federal judges confirmed after his fifth court pick was approved by the Senate on Tuesday. Alabama lawyer Kevin Christopher Newsom was confirmed to a seat on the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on a 66-31 vote, with 16 Democrats joining the GOP. He’s the third circuit judge approved so far, and combined with one district judge and Supreme Court Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, it puts the president and the GOP-led Senate well ahead of pace. By...
  • Is Trump Entering a Kill Box?

    07/28/2017 9:44:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 67 replies ^ | July 28, 2017 | Pat Buchanan
    Given the bravery he showed in stepping out front as the first senator to endorse Donald Trump, Jeff Sessions deserves better from his boss than the Twitter-trashing he has lately received. The attorney general has not only been loyal to Trump and his agenda, he has the respect and affection of ex-colleagues in Congress and, more broadly, of populists and conservatives nationally. Trump's tweets about Sessions are only demoralizing his base. Yet the president is not wrong to be exasperated and enraged. A yearlong FBI investigation into Russian hacking has failed to produce a single indictment. Yet the president watches...
  • Jeff Sessions plans to announce criminal leak investigations in coming days: Report

    07/26/2017 6:27:27 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 96 replies
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions is pressing on with his job despite President Trump's public criticism of him, and plans to announce in coming days a number of criminal leak investigations, according to a report Tuesday night. The Washington Post says Sessions is preparing to announce a series of leak probes related to recent news accounts publishing "sensitive intelligence information." Earlier Tuesday, Trump said he is "disappointed" that Sessions hasn't been tougher on leaks from the intelligence community. "I want the attorney general to be much tougher on the leaks from intelligence agencies, which are leaking like rarely have they ever...
  • Attorney General calls for battle with gangs, drugs

    07/18/2017 6:18:04 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 43 replies
    KARE ^ | 18 Jul 17 | John Croman
    In a Twin Cities appearance United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions warned that violent crimes and drug trafficking is on the rise in the nation, and called on prosecutors to aggressively battle street gangs. Sessions addressed hundreds of prosecutors from across the nation who gathered at the downtown Minneapolis Hilton Hotel for the National Association of District Attorneys annual meeting. "We can never cede a single neighborhood, or a block or a street corner to gangs and thugs," Sessions told the group, citing newspapers stories from Minneapolis. "Much of our rising murder rate is indeed, I am now convinced, a...
  • 'Justice for all' in Turkey must include Kurds

    07/14/2017 7:23:40 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    al Monitor ^ | July 12, 2017 | Pinar Tremblay
    Kemal Kilicdaroglu, the leader of Turkey's main opposition party, wrapped up his 25-day, 270-mile Justice March from Ankara to Istanbul last week and was greeted at a rally attended by more than a million people. Does the enormous support for the anti-authoritarian campaign indicate a turning tide in Turkish politics? The 25-day period was chosen deliberately to symbolize the prosecutors’ demand for a 25-year prison term for Enis Berberoglu, one of Kilicdaroglu's fellow members of the Republican People’s Party (CHP). Throughout the march, the most controversial issue was the reaction of members of two other opposition parties. One is the Nationalist Action Party (MHP), ultranationalists who...
  • Turkish opposition in mass 'justice' rally challenge to Erdogan

    07/09/2017 8:05:59 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | July 9, 2017 | [AFP] Fulya OZERKAN, Stuart WILLIAMS
    "We marched for justice, we marched for the rights of the oppressed. We marched for the MPs in jail. We marched for the arrested journalists. We marched for the university academics dismissed from their jobs," said Kilicdaroglu. "We marched because the judiciary is under a political monopoly," he added. "We want the return of powers grabbed from the parliament," said Kilicdaroglu. "Who dares turn this country -- which is like heaven -- into a hell!" he added.
  • Lynch Defends Ending Clinton Email Investigation [semi-satire]

    07/07/2017 11:49:17 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 9 July 2017 | John Semmens
    Obama Administration Attorney General Loretta Lynch clarified her previous denial of communication with the Clinton campaign with a contention that "there was nothing improper about my assurances that I would not allow the probe into Secretary Clinton's emails to go too far. Should an AG allow any investigation to go too far? I think promising to prevent that investigation from going too far placed reasonable limits that helped avert a situation where Republicans would be able to gain an unfair advantage during the campaign." "As a matter of fact, it was FBI Director James Comey who decided not to forward...
  • Slow Justice for Lavoy Finicum

    07/07/2017 8:15:16 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/07/17 | Douglas Gibbs
    Beginning of the slow road to justice regarding the execution of a hero willing to stand up against federal tyranny LaVoy Finicum was shot at nine times by State Police and the FBI, and was left to die in the Oregon snow after the government targeted him, and executed him, without remorse, or due process, because he dared to stand up for property rights and against federal tyranny. After the assassination, there was no noise from the usual folks who demand social justice, and no effective finger-pointing at the one-sided nature of the shooting by law enforcement under the direction...
  • ISIS Suicide Bomber Accidentally Blew Up His Going Away Party – Killing His Friends and Family

    06/29/2017 2:24:14 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 77 replies
    Tribunist ^ | June 27, 2017 | Tribunist Staff
    An attempted ISIS suicide bomber managed to successfully detonate his deadly load of explosives, but he did so at a very inopportune time that resulted in the death of himself as well as 12 comrades. Somehow, the would be bomber managed to blow himself up and his own going away party, surrounded by family and friends. According to a report from Baqubah ( An Islamic State suicide bomber’s belt exploded prematurely, accidently killing the militant and 12 other comrades in Diyala, according to a top police official. Diyala police chief Jassem al-Saadi said in a statement that twelve IS...
  • Spartanburg makes it easier for people with convictions to get jobs

    06/27/2017 4:38:46 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 19 replies
    WSPA TV ^ | June 26, 2017 | Eryn Rogers
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) – Just one question on a job application can make some people fifty percent less likely to get the position. Spartanburg City Council voted Monday night to ‘ban the box’ that asks people applying for a job with the city to identify if they’ve been convicted of a crime. People in support of this resolution say it’s just one step at the beginning of the application process that lets people be judged on their merits and not mistakes. “It removes some of that stigma and shame that people with convictions face when applying for a job,” said...