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  • Freshman GOP rep calls for Mueller recusal from Russia probe

    06/23/2017 7:00:03 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 23, 2017 | Julia Manchester
    A member of the House Freedom Caucus on Friday called on the Justice Department's special counsel, Robert Mueller, to recuse himself in the federal probe into Russian election meddling. Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Az) said the "integrity of his appointment" was in question due to Mueller's friendship with ousted FBI Director James Comey. "His ability to be impartial is doubtful because he has surrounded himself with highly partisan lawyers who make a special practice to line the coffers of Democrats," the freshman Republican lawmaker said in a statement, referencing attorneys Mueller has hired who have Democratic political leanings.
  • Police: Unhappy customers beat restaurant owner, daughter over order

    06/23/2017 6:57:05 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 7 replies
    WSB-TV2 (Atlanta) ^ | Jun 23, 2017 - 6:21 PM
    BAXLEY, Ga. - Police are hoping surveillance video that captured a violent attack will help them find the people responsible. Video obtained by Channel 2 Action News shows a restaurant owner and her teenage daughter beaten by two customers. It happened Thursday afternoon in Baxley, Georgia. The victims told police the suspects were unhappy with their order. The verbal argument turned violent when one of the suspects began punching the restaurant owner repeatedly. When the victim’s teenage daughter came out of the car to break up the fight, the male suspect punched her in the face.
  • Just out: Obama Administration knew far in advance of November 8th about election meddling by Russia

    06/23/2017 6:09:42 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 50 replies
    Real Donald Trump twitter account ^ | June 23, 2017 | President Donald Trump
    Just out: The Obama Administration knew far in advance of November 8th about election meddling by Russia. Did nothing about it. WHY?
  • Steve Scalise is out of the ICU following shooting

    06/23/2017 6:05:31 PM PDT · by Salvation · 21 replies
    CBS ^ | 06-23-17 | Catherine Reynolds
    Steve Scalise is out of the ICU following shooting 0 Comments for this article By: CBS News Submitted: 06/23/2017 - 4:00pm House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is no longer in the intensive care unit at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, a source familiar with his status confirmed to CBS News.There is no update, however, from the hospital, which said on Wednesday that it had upgraded Scalise, a Louisiana Republican, to fair condition, a week after the congressional baseball practice shooting that left him and four others wounded.“Congressman Steve Scalise continues to make good progress. He is now listed in fair...
  • Jane Sanders Lawyers Up

    06/23/2017 5:27:44 PM PDT · by kabar · 18 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | June 22, 2017 | Harry Jaffe
    Sanders and his wife have been trying to ignore the federal investigation since reporters for VTDigger, an online publication, confirmed the FBI’s involvement in April. The original request for an investigation into the potential bank fraud did indeed come from Brady Toensing, an attorney who chaired Trump’s Vermont campaign, and whose January 2016 letter to the U.S. attorney for Vermont put federal agents on the trail. (Toensing, in an email to Politico Magazine, notes, “The investigation was started more than a year ago under President Obama, his Attorney General Loretta Lynch, and his United States Attorney, all of whom are...
  • F-16 Thunderbird crashes, flips over at Dayton International Airport

    06/23/2017 5:27:02 PM PDT · by pfflier · 19 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | Jun 23, 2017 | /Ty Greenlees/WHIO
    DAYTON, Ohio -- A military plane that was practicing for an air show in heavy fog has crashed at an airport in Ohio, officials said Friday. CBS affiliate WHIO-TV reports an F-16 Thunderbird crashed and overturned shortly before 1 p.m. at the end of a runway at Dayton International Airport. The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds confirmed crew members were "conducting a familiarization flight" and "there was a mishap upon landing."
  • Wikileaks fights to suppress documentary

    06/23/2017 4:58:34 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies
    fudzilla.com ^ | 23 June 2017 | Nick Farrell
    It has to be positive or we will not allow it The so-called open government, whistleblowing site Wikileaks, is doing its level best to censor a documentary on the outfit because it fails to praise the outfit to the skies and put a positive spin on its leader Julian Assange. The documentary is called Risk and the makers are complaining that the outfit is so obsessed with its image it is prepared to wield legal threats and lawyers in a way that is almost absurdly hypocritical. The documentary makers, Brenda Coughlin, Yoni Golijov And Laura Poitras have told Newsweek that they...
  • President Trump's Weekly Address 6/23/17

    06/23/2017 4:36:03 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 1 replies
    The White House ^ | 6/23/17 | The White House
    Transcript: My fellow Americans, Millions of families across our nation are suffering under the disaster known as Obamacare.  Traveling throughout our country over the last two years, I have met so many of these wonderful Americans, and I have never forgotten their stories. In Wisconsin, I recently met a proud Veteran and his wife – Michael and Tammy Kushman. When they were forced onto Obamacare and the exchange in 2015, they thought they would be able to keep their doctor-but they couldn't.  They thought they would be able to keep their plan – but they weren't allowed.  They were told...
  • EU court: Vaccines can be blamed for illnesses without proof

    06/23/2017 4:29:26 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 16 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 21, 2017 | The Associated Press
    "Using those criteria, you could reasonably make the case that someone should be compensated for developing leukemia after eating a peanut butter sandwich"
  • Fla. Sheriff: 'If You Need to Shoot Somebody, Shoot Them a Lot'

    06/23/2017 4:14:34 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 42 replies
    CNS News ^ | 06/23/2017 | Michael Chapman
    Given radical Islamic terrorist attacks and people's concern about safety, Florida's Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd advised that people who are not afraid of a gun should get one, "and if you need to shoot somebody, shoot them a lot." He also advised gun owners to "get a concealed firearms license and carry it." Sheriff Grady made his remarks to ABC Action News (WFTS) this week. “If you’re not afraid of a gun, get one," said the sheriff. "Become proficient. Get a concealed firearms license and carry it." {..snip..}
  • Federal union leader says Senate health care bill ‘shameful’

    06/23/2017 4:05:48 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 22 replies
    The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) ^ | June 22, 2017 | American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr
    AFGE: Millions of veterans, low-income Americans could lose health care coverage WASHINGTON – American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. released the following statement in response to the Senate’s draft legislation dismantling the Affordable Care Act:“The Senate’s bill follows the same failed approach as the House-passed bill. It would deny health care coverage to millions of Americans in order to lavish huge tax cuts on corporations and the wealthiest 1 percent.“The Senate bill would cut Medicaid even deeper than the House bill, and both bills could leave millions of veterans unable to afford health insurance...
  • Supreme Court Deals Blow to Property Rights

    06/23/2017 2:20:20 PM PDT · by Sopater · 83 replies
    Reason ^ | 6/23/17 | Eric Boehm
    When governments issue regulations that undermine the value of property, bureaucrats don't necessarily have to compensate property holders, the Supreme Court ruled Friday. The court voted 5-3, in Murr V. Wisconsin, a closely watched Fifth Amendment property rights case. The case arose from a dispute over two tiny parcels of land along the St. Croix River in western Wisconsin and morphed into a major property rights case that drew several western states into the debate before the court. Chief Justice John Roberts, in a scathing dissent, wrote that ruling was a significant blow for property rights and would give greater...
  • RIGGED! Forced into debt. Worked past exhaustion. Left with nothing.

    06/23/2017 2:17:51 PM PDT · by rey · 46 replies
    USA Today ^ | 16 June 2017 | Brett Murphy
    Title and link only, due to restrictions. Essentially about the crummy contracts certain truckers submit to. Many of these issues arise from CA's CARB law that essentially banned all trucks older than 2015 forcing drivers and industries to spend mega bucks on new equipment and updating equipment. A classic case of what Bastiat call the seen and the unseen and a good example of Leonard Read's, "I Pencil," in practice. http://www.econlib.org/library/Essays/rdPncl1.html
  • Bizarre: FBI Calls Scalise Shooting 'Spontaneous,' Gunman 'Had No Target In Mind,' Motive

    06/23/2017 2:16:37 PM PDT · by little jeremiah · 123 replies
    Townhall ^ | un 22, 2017 11:15 | Guy Benson
    Totally baffling. This Associated Press write-up of yesterday's FBI press conference makes clear that everyone involved agrees that deceased shooter James Hodgkinson detested Republicans with a fiery passion, yet investigators seem unwilling to call his attack premeditated or specifically targeted -- nor will they comment on his motive at this point. Why? Am I missing something here? This is what they're telling us right now: The gunman who shot a top House Republican and four other people on a Virginia baseball field didn’t have any concrete plans to inflict violence on the Republicans he loathed, FBI officials said Wednesday...They said...
  • McDonald's Hits All-Time High As Wall Street Cheers Replacement Of Cashiers With Kiosks

    06/23/2017 2:12:56 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 147 replies
    CNBC ^ | 06/22/17 | Tae Kim
    Cowen says McDonald's will upgrade 2,500 restaurants to its "Experience of the Future" technology by year-end, which includes digital ordering kiosks. The firm raises its rating on McDonald's to outperform from market perform and price target for the shares to $180 from $142. Same store sales estimate for 2018 raised to 3 percent from 2 percent. McDonald's shares hit an all-time high on Tuesday as Wall Street expects sales to increase from new digital ordering kiosks that will replace cashiers in 2,500 restaurants. Cowen raised its rating on McDonald's shares to outperform from market perform because of the technology upgrades,...
  • Melania Trump picks Trump International Hotel manager as chief usher

    06/23/2017 2:05:51 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 23, 2017 | Sahara Westwood
    First lady Melania Trump announced Friday that she has selected the director of rooms at Trump International Hotel to serve as White House chief usher. Timothy Harleth presently oversees more than 110 employees at the Trump hotel in Washington, D.C., the White House said Friday. "I am so pleased that Timothy will be joining our team," Melania Trump said in a statement. "He was selected because of his impressive work history and management skills. My husband and I know he will be successful in this vital role within the White House." As chief usher, Harleth will oversee the more than...
  • With Ominous Tweet, Comey Pal Suggests Bombshell Story Is Soon To Drop

    06/23/2017 1:44:29 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 110 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6/23/17 | Chuck Ross
    Wittes wrote on Twitter that the upcoming story could be published later Friday or on Monday. The heads-up comes a day after Trump revealed that he was bluffing last month when he suggested that he had recorded his conversations with Comey. May 16 appears to be his first time Wittes previewed Comey stories. Hours after Wittes posted the foreboding message that day, The Times published a shocking story: “Comey Memo Says Trump Asked Him To End Flynn Investigation.” The piece cited a memo that Comey filed just after a Feb. 14 meeting he had with Trump at the White House....
  • Businesses Sue Baltimore For Leaving Them To Their Own Defenses During Riots

    06/23/2017 1:41:18 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 21 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6/23/17 | Amber Randall
    Baltimore, Md. businesses filed a lawsuit against the city for failing to protect their property during the 2015 Freddie Gray riots. Sixty plaintiffs joined the lawsuit alleging that the city and police department were inadequately prepared for the riots, leading to almost $13 million in damages to over 380 businesses, CBS Local Baltimore reported Thursday. “The City and other Defendants failed them when they adopted a policy of restraint and issued stand-down orders, caring more about the public perception that they feared would result with increased police presence than preventing what were clearly preventable riots,” Peter K. Hwang, an attorney...
  • “Just Shut the Hell Up!” Biden Lashes Out at Hedge Fund Manager For Disrespecting His Deceased Son

    06/23/2017 1:31:03 PM PDT · by davikkm · 41 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Cristina Laila
    Former Vice President Joe Biden got into a verbal altercation with billionaire hedge fund manager Bill Ackman after he disrespected his deceased son. Via Fox News: The controversial hedge fund manager, known for his losing bets on stocks like Herbalife (HLF) and Valeant (VRX), got into a verbal tussle with Biden at a private dinner during recent investment conference. The incident, which hasn’t’ been reported, stunned an A-list group of attendees who witnessed Biden’s verbally scolding Ackman, according to three people who were present. The altercation occurred at this year’s SkyBridge Alternatives (SALT) Conference, a popular Wall Street confab held...
  • Man .... Arrested for Allegedly Saying 'Shame They Don't Hire out Steam Rollers' (Mosque Van Attack)

    06/23/2017 1:22:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Man whose father runs van firm used by Finsbury Park attacker arrested for allegedly saying 'shame they don't hire out steam rollers'A man whose father owns the van used in the Finsbury Park terror attack has been arrested by police on suspicion of stirring up racial hatred. Richard Evans, whose father runs the Pontyclun Van Hire company based in south Wales, was detained after allegedly posting comments on social media celebrating the attack. South Wales Police confirmed they had detained a 37-year-old man after a tweet was posted stating: "shame they don't hire out steam rollers or tanks could have...