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  • ‘Lay it on the line’: Judge in tea party case orders IRS to disclose employee names, reasons

    08/18/2017 2:54:13 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic
    A federal judge on Thursday ordered the IRS to name the specific employees the agency blames for targeting tea party groups for intrusive scrutiny and said the government must prove it has ceased the targeting. Judge Reggie B. Walton also said the IRS must explain the reasons for the delays for 38 groups that are part of a lawsuit in the District of Columbia, where they are still looking for a full accounting of their treatment. Judge - Walton - Round - Discovery - Case Judge Walton approved another round of limited discovery in the case and laid out six...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Bannon says he's going to war for Trump against media,Capitol Hill,Corporate America

    08/18/2017 2:30:57 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 46 replies
    Joshua Green‏Verified account @JoshuaGreen Just got off the phone w/ Bannon: "If there’s any confusion out there, let me clear it up: I’m leaving the White House and going to war" 1/2 Joshua Green‏Verified account @JoshuaGreen 8m8 minutes ago Replying to @JoshuaGreen "...for Trump against his opponents -- on Capitol Hill, in the media, and in corporate America.” 2/2
  • New Confederate monument set to be unveiled in Alabama

    08/18/2017 2:21:29 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 16 replies
    As cities from New Orleans to Baltimore tear down statues of Confederate generals, a new Confederate monument is slated to be unveiled later this month in Alabama. The memorial to "unknown Confederate soldiers" is being erected next to an RV Park about 50 miles south of Montgomery in an unincorporated area of Crenshaw County, according to Jimmy Hill, commander of the Alabama division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. "The public's invited. Anyone who wants to can come to celebrate the unveiling of another monument to Confederate soldiers," Hill told AL.com. The monument will be unveiled at 2 p.m. Aug....
  • Junipero Serra Statue Vandalized In Mission Hills

    08/18/2017 2:19:17 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 17 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | 8/18/17 | cbsla
    MISSION HILLS (CBSLA.com) — Several people stopped by a statue of Father Junipero Serra in a park across from Mission San Fernando on Thursday after a photo made the rounds on social media appearing to show the statue had been vandalized. A picture circulating Facebook showed the statue spray-painted red and the word “murder” written on Serra in white.
  • Trump Justice Department Ends Operation Choke Point

    08/18/2017 2:18:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | August 18, 2017 | Fred Lucas
    Republican House members announced Friday that the Justice Department has ended the controversial Obama-era program targeting payday lenders, gun shops, and other legal businesses, in response to several House Republicans who requested Operation Choke Point be shut down. “We share your view that law-abiding businesses should not be targeted simply for operating in an industry that a particular administration might disfavor,” Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd wrote the GOP lawmakers in a letter dated Aug. 16. The letter continued, saying the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation “subsequently rescinded its list of purportedly ‘high risk’ merchants. The Department of Justice (Department) strongly...
  • Poll Shows Nearly Half Of Americans Agree With Trump About Charlottesville

    08/18/2017 2:17:18 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 31 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8/18/17 | Alex Pfeiffer
    Despite negative news coverage and criticism from his own party, a poll released Friday shows nearly half of Americans agree with President Donald Trump on the causes of violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. President Trump has maintained that “both sides” were responsible for violence surrounding a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville. He also called out “troublemakers” among the counter protesters that came “with the black outfits and with the helmets and with the baseball bats.”
  • Third soldier identified in Army helicopter crash off Kaena Point

    08/18/2017 1:48:14 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 4 replies
    Hono Star Ad ^ | Aug 18 , 2017 | Rosemarie Bernardo
    The search continues today for the crew of the 25th Combat Aviation Bridge who were reported missing off of Kaena Point at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night during a night-training flight.
  • Charles Barkley: Worrying About ‘Stupid’ Confederate Statues a ‘Waste’ of Time

    08/18/2017 1:46:18 PM PDT · by davikkm · 29 replies
    breitbart ^ | TRENT BAKER
    https://twitter.com/_/status/898285458475687936 In light of the recent movement to remove Confederate statues, NBA legend Charles Barkley said worrying about “those stupid statues” was a “waste” of time. Barkley said in his 54 years he has “never thought about those statues,” adding he would rather worry about bettering the black community.
  • Mass hysteria not black magic behind growing hair-chopping incidents: Experts

    08/18/2017 1:40:25 PM PDT · by BlackAdderess · 8 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | August 4, 2017 | Mass hysteria not black magic behind growing hair-chopping incidents: Experts
    A day after a 60-year-old woman was killed in Uttar Pradesh on suspicion of cutting off people’s hair and 11 more women complained of braids being chopped off in Delhi-NCR on Thursday, psychiatrists blamed mass hysteria as panic spread. Police, too, have requested people not look at these incidents as a “supernatural phenomenon” or work of a ghost. “From all the available evidence, it seems the women are cutting their own hair either consciously or in an altered sensorium, likely to seek attention,” said Dr Sudhir Khandelwal, former head of the department of psychiatry at All India Institute of Medical...
  • Cloudflare CEO on Terminating Service to Neo-Nazi Site: 'The Daily Stormer Are XXXholes'

    08/18/2017 1:38:05 PM PDT · by palmer · 13 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 8/16/17 | Kate Conger
    .... Here's the email Prince sent to staffers today explaining his decision: Team: Earlier today Cloudflare terminated the account of the Daily Stormer. We’ve stopped proxying their traffic and stopped answering DNS requests for their sites. We’ve taken measures to ensure that they cannot sign up for Cloudflare's services again. ... (He goes on to explain how he got out of bed and decided to nuke the Daily Stormer ... (later he published a blog post which I will link below)
  • Don’t Be a Puppet: Pull Back the Curtain on Violent Extremism

    08/18/2017 1:36:37 PM PDT · by EBH · 12 replies
    The FBI also focuses on education for different catalysts for radicalization designed to help the public increase awareness of radicalization. These products are widely disseminated to the law enforcement and community partners for further engagement with the public, and demand continues to increase for additional products. The FBI has a website, Don’t Be a Puppet: Pull Back the Curtain on Violent Extremism, specifically designed for the public and for use by educators and community leaders and organizations for school-age children. Visits to the site average nearly 7,400 a month. Also in reaching out to communities, the FBI has produced other...
  • Maryland Man Pleads Guilty For Conspiring To Provide And For Providing Material Support To ISIS

    08/18/2017 1:27:31 PM PDT · by EBH · 4 replies
    US DOJ ^ | 8/15/2017
    Elshinawy Received Money from ISIS to be used for “Operational Purposes” in the United States Baltimore, Maryland – Mohamed Elshinawy, age 32, of Edgewood, Maryland, pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization; providing and attempting to provide material support to ISIS terrorism financing; and making false statements in connection with a terrorism matter. The plea was announced by Acting U.S. Attorney of the District of Maryland Stephen M. Schenning; Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security Dana J. Boente; and Special Agent...
  • 'Low-Cost Terror' Is a New Reality for Europeans

    08/18/2017 1:26:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 19 Aug 2017
    Vehicle attacks of the sort seen in Barcelona are easy to organise and difficult to stop and have become part of a new reality for Europeans, experts say. Paris, Berlin, Nice, London and Stockholm have already seen extremists drive vehicles into crowds. The latest attacks in Barcelona and the seaside resort of Cambrils left at least 14 dead and 100 injured on Thursday night. The atrocities by extremists willing to die carrying out an attack are likely to lead to a rash of new security measures designed to protect pedestrians. But experts warn that citizens' safety cannot be guaranteed 100...
  • Suffolk Man Pleads Guilty to Terrorism Charges

    08/18/2017 1:24:55 PM PDT · by EBH · 4 replies
    US DOJ ^ | 8/16/2017
    NORFOLK, Va. – A Suffolk man pleaded guilty today to attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization. According to the statement of facts filed with the plea agreement, Lionel Williams, 27, attempted to send money to a person he believed was an ISIS financier on two occasions, believing the money would be used to kill. In court documents, Williams admitted his interest in ISIS began in 2014. On Dec. 3, 2015, the day after the San Bernardino terrorist attack, he bought an AK-47 assault rifle. In March 2016,...
  • RINO Senator Admits Harboring Illegal Alien

    08/18/2017 1:24:38 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 35 replies
    Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake called for the United States to let in immigrants who work hard, but don’t have any particular skills, in an effort to hit President Donald Trump on his immigration agenda, according to his New York Times’ op-ed Friday. Flake told the story of Manuel Chaidez, an illegal immigrant with no discernible skills his parents hired, to drive his point home that America should bring people willing to work hard. “In terms of material possessions, Manuel was an invisible man. His capacity for hard, backbreaking work was his sole credential in life. By no Washington bureaucrat’s estimation would he...
  • Report: African American history museum to host a Colin Kaepernick exhibit

    08/18/2017 1:24:15 PM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 31 replies
    CBSSports.com ^ | Aug 18. 2017 | Kevin Skiver
    People have had a lot to say on Colin Kaepernick's decision to protest the national anthem, but there is one undeniable fact: It has impacted how we watch football. Now it's being recognized again. Kaepernick is getting his own exhibit in the National Museum of African American History.
  • Aussie Agency Says it Knows Where MH370 Crashed

    08/18/2017 1:23:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Australia's main scientific agency said yesterday it believed with "unprecedented precision and certainty" that a missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft crashed into the sea north-east of an area scoured in a fruitless, nearly three-year underwater search. Its assertion is based on satellite pictures taken two weeks after MH370 went missing on March 8, 2014, with 239 people on board a flight to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur. But the Australian government rejected the conclusion of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), saying it was not specific enough. The Boeing 777 is thought to have been diverted thousands of kilometres off...
  • Salvation Army, Red Cross, Susan G. Komen abandon Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

    08/18/2017 1:22:49 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 76 replies
    Washington compost ^ | 8/18/17 | drew harwell
    The Salvation Army, the American Red Cross and Susan G. Komen on Friday joined a growing exodus of organizations canceling plans to hold fundraising events at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, deepening the financial impact to President Trump’s private business amid furor over his comments on Charlottesville. The major exits now mean eight of the club’s biggest event customers have abandoned it this week, likely costing the Trump business hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost revenue or more.
  • Charlottesville: We’re Being Played

    08/18/2017 1:22:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 08/18/2017 | Baron Bodissey
    The clash between the alt-right and the hard left at last Saturday’s aborted “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville ended in what appeared to be a deliberate atrocity on 4th Street just below the Downtown Mall. One woman was killed, and nineteen others wounded when James Fields ran them down with his car. The reason for the car’s sudden acceleration is not yet clear, but the Antifa action with the baseball bat immediately prior to the incident does raise questions (see this post for more).Given the speed at which the car was traveling, and the number of people on...
  • Confederate Statues: Another Losing Issue for Democrats

    08/18/2017 1:20:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 18, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Mary in Raleigh, North Carolina. You’re next. It’s great to have you here. CALLER: Yes. Hello, Mr. Limbaugh. RUSH: Hi. CALLER: What an honor. RUSH: Thank you very much. CALLER: As you know, the left is attempting to dismantle and disengage from our country’s magnificent yet sometimes messy history. They’re tearing down Confederate monuments. In fact, just in Durham, 30 minutes away from here in Raleigh, they tore one down recently — RUSH: Yeah, you know what I found out about that? The woman that actually tore that down — CALLER: Is a communist. RUSH: Communist, pro-North Korea activist....