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  • Clinton: Ted Cruz was right

    07/23/2016 2:13:17 PM PDT · by JohnBrowdie · 7 replies
    thehill ^ | July 22, 2016, 06:02 pm | Lisa Hagen
    Hillary Clinton on Friday evening said she surprisingly agrees with one of her political rivals: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). "I mean something has gone terribly wrong when one speaker says vote your conscience and then gets booed," Clinton said at a rally in Tampa. "I never thought I’d say these words, but Ted Cruz was right," the presumptive Democratic nominee added. "In this election, do the right thing, vote your conscience, vote for your future, vote for the United States of America." Cruz, a former GOP candidate, was booed off the stage Wednesday night after declining to endorse GOP nominee...
  • Largest federal employee union applauds Clinton pick of Senator Tim Kaine as running mate

    07/23/2016 1:58:12 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 10 replies
    The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) ^ | July 22, 2016 | The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE)
    IMPORTANT:This information should not be downloaded using government equipment, read during duty time, sent to others using government equipment, or sent to anyone while in a government building because it involves election related activity.WASHINGTON – In response to the announcement that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has selected U.S. Senator Tim Kaine as her running mate, American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement:“While representing Virginia in the U.S. Senate, Tim Kaine has been a vocal advocate for government workers and the programs we deliver to the American public. Like Hillary...
  • Judicial Watch Goes to Court On Clinton Testimony (Weekly Update)

    07/23/2016 1:32:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 1 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 22, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Goes to Court for Hillary Clinton’s Testimony Election Integrity under Attack by Obama Administration The FBI Declared Mass Killer Mateen “NOT” a Terrorist Judicial Watch Goes to Court for Hillary Clinton’s Testimony Hillary Clinton sent three lawyers to federal court this past Monday in an effort to convince a judge that she shouldn’t have to provide testimony under oath to your Judicial Watch about why she set up and used a non-state.gov email account to conduct official business as secretary of state. As you will recall, U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan had granted “discovery” to...
  • MICHAEL MOORE: "5 REASONS WHY TRUMP WILL WIN"

    07/23/2016 1:27:28 PM PDT · by profit_guy · 28 replies
    " I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I gave it to you straight last summer when I told you that Donald Trump would be the Republican nominee for president. And now I have even more awful, depressing news for you: Donald J. Trump is going to win in November. This wretched, ignorant, dangerous part-time clown and full time sociopath is going to be our next president. President Trump. Go ahead and say the words, ‘cause you’ll be saying them for the next four years: “PRESIDENT TRUMP.” "
  • Pro-LGBT push underscores GOP convention (Barf Alert)

    07/23/2016 1:24:44 PM PDT · by 20yearsofinternet · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/23/2016 | Megan R. Wilson
    Pro-LGBT Republicans, both gay and straight, say the party is going through a fundamental change. Equality issues are not controversial among younger Republicans, majorities of whom support gay marriage and other measures. Richard Grenell, an openly gay former diplomat, told The Hill he is encouraged by how much progress the party has made, even over the last four years. During the 2012 campaign, Grenell stepped down as Mitt Romney’s national security and foreign policy spokesman after to a conservative backlash over his sexuality. “When I walk through the convention, I see politicians, activists and staffers who swarm me to tell...
  • Pro-life group urges Dems to 'defend unborn children'

    07/23/2016 1:24:00 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 5 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 07/23/2016 | Julia Terruso,
    --SNIP-- Clenard Childress of LEARN, an African-American, evangelical, pro-life group, said it is hypocritical for Planned Parenthood to stand with Black Lives Matter, given the number of African Americans "targeted by the abortion industry." "You're a hypocrite unless you deal with the 1,700 African American children killed each day by abortion," he said. Gosnell's Women's Medical Society clinic at 3801 Lancaster Ave., was the scene of gruesome late-term abortions performed on women, many of them poor and minority, for years before authorities shut it down in 2011. Gosnell was charged with eight counts of murder
  • Clinton VP Pick Tim Kaine Took On Insurers Over ‘Redlining’ as Young Lawyer

    07/23/2016 1:20:40 PM PDT · by Captain Jack Aubrey · 8 replies
    LAW.COM ^ | July 22, 2016 | Jennifer Henderson
    Hillary Clinton’s choice for presidential running mate, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, is a Harvard Law grad who cut his teeth as a young lawyer fighting for fair housing issues, winning a $100 million jury verdict against Nationwide Insurance over allegedly discriminatory lending practices. Clinton’s campaign announced the former Virginia governor as her pick for vice president on Friday evening. Clinton and Kaine are expected to make their first campaign appearance together on Saturday in Miami. ... The case went to trial in 1998, after Kaine had become Richmond’s mayor. The jury sided with HOME and returned a $100 million verdict...
  • Democrats, Looking Past Obama, Are a Party Without a Cause

    07/23/2016 1:17:17 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 7 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 7/23/2016 | Jonathan Martin
    PHILADELPHIA — When President Obama takes the stage here this week to begin his monthslong political farewell, it will mark a bittersweet moment for Democrats. Mr. Obama is not going to be missed only because he is beloved by the faithful. The president has also fulfilled two longstanding if often elusive goals of his party: He has largely transcended the traditional moderate-versus-liberal split, papering over internal divisions. And he passed a sweeping health care law. But without the unifying presence of Mr. Obama in the White House, or the organizing aim of expanding health care, it is unclear who will...
  • VIDEO: Protester shouting ‘DNC leak!’ ejected from Hillary rally

    07/23/2016 1:16:00 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 14 replies
    He could be seen attempting to hold up a sign with a hashtag on it but was otherwise unreadable. As those around him grabbed it out of his hands, he repeatedly shouted, “DNC leak!” He continued to yell as he was led away. Clinton continued talking. The man’s protest was in reference in some 20,000 DNC emails being released by Wikileaks. One such email appeared to show party staffers conspiring to create a narrative in the media that was critical of Clinton rival Bernie Sanders. “Wondering if there’s a good Bernie narrative for a story, which is that Bernie never...
  • When the state executed murderer Richard Lee Whitley in 1987, a bit of Tim Kaine died, too

    07/23/2016 1:08:21 PM PDT · by Captain Jack Aubrey · 12 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | July 12, 1987 | Frank Green
    When the state sent 2,500 volts through the body of murderer Richard Lee Whitley on Monday night, a little bit of Timothy Kaine died, too. It's not that Kaine, Whitley's lawyer, thought his client was innocent. Whitley had a long criminal history and had confessed to the 1980 murder and sexual assault of an elderly Fairfax County neighbor.
  • CAUGHT ON VIDEO=> #NeverTrump Commies Push Elderly Veteran Off Ledge at RNC

    07/23/2016 12:41:08 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 34 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | 07/23/2016 | Jim Hoft
    This was DISGUSTING!The RevCom Communists held several rallies at the RNC in Cleveland this past week. During one demonstration this #NeverTrump group pushed an elderly US veteran off a ledge. They wouldn’t let the man move on the on their platform and then pushed him off the ledge. AWFUL! Via Rebel Pundit [VIDEO].
  • WikiLeaks’ DNC Email Leak Reveals Off The Record Media Correspondence

    07/23/2016 12:31:28 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    CBS SF Bay Area ^ | July 22, 2016
    Some of the most interesting emails to read are those exchanged by DNC staffers as they decide how to respond to media inquiries, and then their off-the-record and deep background responses to numerous national media outlets. The emails contained off the record correspondence with reporters at the Washington Post, Politico, and the Wall Street Journal, among others. Many emails in the database were sent from the email accounts of DNC’s Northern California finance director, Robert Erik Stowe, communications director Luis Miranda, national finance director Jordon Kaplan, finance chief of staff Scott Comer, finance director of data & strategic initiatives Daniel...
  • Anti-Trump GOP Senators Praise Tim Kaine After Clinton Announcement

    07/23/2016 11:46:28 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 29 replies
    mediate.com ^ | 7/23/16 | Josh Feldman
    Anti-Donald Trump Republican senators have offered positive reactions to Hillary Clinton choosing their colleague Tim Kaine for veep, even if they still don’t care for Clinton.
  • BBC Scrubs ‘Ali’ From Munich Killer’s Name On TV, In Articles, AND On Social Media

    07/23/2016 11:45:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 7/23/16 | RAHEEM KASSAM
    The BBC has unilaterally chosen not to report the Munich attacker’s full name, in what appears to be an attempt to scrub any Muslim or Islamic heritage link to its coverage of the incident. Most sources at this point suggest that Ali David Sonboly – the Munich attacker who targeted children and killed nine yesterday – is not connected to radical Islam, but the BBC has gone to extraordinary lengths to try to keep any reference to his heritage out of its coverage, opting to name him only as “David Sonboly”. Other news organisations including the Wall Street Journal, Independent,...
  • Feds break up $1 billion Medicare scam in Miami — biggest in U.S. history

    07/23/2016 11:37:59 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 24 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | JULY 22, 2016 | JAY WEAVER
    One of the state’s wealthiest healthcare operators was arrested Friday at his Miami Beach waterfront estate on charges of orchestrating the nation’s biggest Medicare fraud scheme — $1 billion. Philip Esformes, 47, charged with two other defendants, is accused of exploiting his network of about 20 Miami-Dade skilled-nursing and assisted-living facilities to fleece the taxpayer-funded Medicare by filing false claims for services that were not necessary or in some instances not provided over the past 14 years. An unidentified local hospital referred some of the thousands of Medicare patients to his network through kickback payments to physicians and other medical...
  • Four things to watch at the DNC (Freeper input needed to complete a rather pathetic short list)

    07/23/2016 10:57:22 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 54 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 23, 2016 | Susan Ferrechio
    After a raucous Republican National Convention was punctuated by infighting over GOP nominee Donald Trump, Democrats are likely to put on a convention that showcases a party united behind Hillary Clinton and her agenda. [Snip] Here's what to look for when the Democrats convene: Pressure from the Left The fight over super delegates Mothers of the movement speeches Clinton's reinforcements The DNC's list of speakers includes no fewer than 43 top elected officials including senators, governors, House lawmakers and mayors.
  • Lucky Day, Lucky Day – Governor Mike Pence Gets His Own Campaign Plane….

    07/23/2016 10:35:29 AM PDT · by AmusedBystander · 39 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 7/23/2016 | sundance
    Governor Mike Pence gets his campaign airplane delivered today. Top shelf. It was almost complete in the following picture: Pence plane
  • Governor Tim Kaine surrenders Virginia to Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation

    07/23/2016 10:30:24 AM PDT · by euram · 14 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | May 23, 2007 | Christine
    This last weekend, the Commonwealth of Virginia was signed over to the Muslim Brotherhood, care of the Muslim American Society (MAS). Kaine must be hoping for a VP nomination from Obama — after all, if the Democrat Party presidential ticket needs a Southerner, he’d better prove his dhimmitudiness early in the game.
  • Woo hoo!! We have a winning candidate!! Go, Trump!! Make America great again!! [FReepathon XXIII]

    07/23/2016 10:08:21 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 55 replies
    Click here to donate via secure server ^ | June 23, 2016 | Jim Robinson
    Not only do we have a candidate, we have a winning candidate!! Make America great again!! Even if there's an issue or two where we don't fully agree, there is nothing I can agree on with witch Hillary!! It's not even close. I AM voting my conscience, Sen. Cruz. I'm voting for the constitution, the rule of law, constitutionalist judges, national security, borders, freedom, religious freedom, economic freedom, God, guns and guts. Trump has the guts and the ability to take on the left and the media and the GOPe and the democrats and win, baby, win!! Go, Trump!! Let's...
  • Guest opinion: PERA’s low returns call for a change ( Colorado )

    07/23/2016 4:22:05 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Post Independent ^ | July 22, 2016 | Joshua Sharf
    The leaders of Colorado’s Public Employee Retirement Association (PERA) assure us that if we have patience, long-term investment returns of 7.5 percent will fully fund the program’s promises to retirees over the next 40 years or so. But what if those returns fail to materialize? Moving PERA from the current defined benefit plan to a defined contribution or cash balance-style plan would remove much of the burden of returns falling short from taxpayers, while helping along the long-term financial health of PERA. Coloradans got a taste of that this past year, when PERA achieved a paltry 1.5 percent return on...
  • McAuliffe begins to grant voting rights for convicted felons individually after court ruling

    07/23/2016 9:52:36 AM PDT · by PROCON · 93 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | July 22, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Saturday he’s already begun restoring the voting rights of convicted felons one-by-one, after the state Supreme Court rescinded his executive action granting voting rights en masse to more than 200,000 people convicted of serious crimes. “Last night I instructed my staff to comply with the court’s order and individually restore the rights of the more than 13,000 Virginians who had successfully registered to vote following my April 22nd executive order,” Mr. McAuliffe said in an email to supporters. “Soon they will have their rights back and will be able to have a voice in their...
  • Gunmen Identified In Murder Of (Kansas City) Police Captain

    07/23/2016 9:44:06 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 66 replies
    Law Officer ^ | July 22, 2016
    Two men are being held in connection with the fatal shooting of a Kansas City, KS police captain, KCTV5 has learned. Prosecutor Jerome Gorman says Jamaal Lewis and Daqon Sipple, the men in jail in connection with Capt. Robert Melton's death, may not be charged until Thursday. Police say they are not looking for any other suspects at this time. Lewis, 20, was booked late Tuesday night in Wyandotte County jail on first-degree murder. Sipple, 18, was booked hours earlier on aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer and use of a deadly weapon. KCTV5 spoke to Clarette Monroe,...
  • Clinton’s VP Pick

    07/23/2016 9:15:59 AM PDT · by GilGil · 88 replies
    Dilbert.com ^ | 7/23/2016 | Scott Adams
    Now add Tim Kaine to the mix. In our irrational minds – where we compare everything to our personal experience – Kaine will play the part of the beta male husband whose wife can’t stop complaining about her terrible co-worker, Donald Trump. No guy wants to hear eight years of that. They get enough of it at home. My prediction is that Kaine will do nothing to improve Clinton’s standing with women. But the Clinton-Kaine ticket is a persuasion disaster in terms of the male vote. Male egos are probably already at a historical low point. Kaine puts a face...
  • 'Crooked Hillary and Corrupt Kaine': Trump slams Cinton's VP pick

    07/23/2016 8:34:43 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 55 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | July 23, 2016 | Wills Robinson
    The opening salvo! 'Crooked Hillary and Corrupt Kaine': Trump slams Cinton's VP pick and insists the pair have BOTH contributed to America's 'rigged system' Republican nominee told his supporters the pair are both corrupt Said Kaine is 'ethically challenged' and wouldn't change anything He also referred to the Democratic pair as the 'ultimately insiders' Highlighted Virginia senator taking 'thousands in freebies' in government Donald Trump has slammed Hillary Clinton's selection of Tim Kaine has her vice president - insisting voters would be choosing a corrupt pair for the White House. The Republican nominee rebranded the Democratic ticket as 'Crooked Hillary'...
  • Bill O'Reilly Hits Home Run On America's Race Problems - Destroys Jesse, Sharpton, Obama, CBC

    07/23/2016 8:22:15 AM PDT · by Strac6 · 50 replies
    CNS News ^ | Bill O'Reilly
    Incredible video at link. O'Reilly tells truth about race problem in America. In the process, he destroys the race-baiting poverty pimps Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Obama and the Congressional Black Caucus. Watch it and you will be armed with facts to defeat any liberal race argument.
  • ‘Angel Moms’ Who Lost Children to Illegal Alien Crimes to Hold Event at Wall at Paul Ryan’s Home

    07/23/2016 8:21:49 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 22, 2016 | by Julia Hahn
    JANESVILLE, WI– On Saturday, American mothers who have buried their children as a result of illegal alien crime will be holding a press conference in front of Paul Ryan’s personal border wall that protects his family and his estate. These “angel moms” say that Ryan has ignored the American families that have been torn apart by open borders for too long. The press event is being organized by both the Remembrance Project—a non-profit that represents the victims of illegal alien crime and advocates for border security— and Wisconsin businessman, Paul Nehlen, who is running to unseat Ryan in Wisconsin’s August...
  • What've Young Laura Meckler Of The Wall Street Journal & Her DNC Co-workers Been Up To?

    07/23/2016 8:20:43 AM PDT · by kiryandil · 9 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | July 22, 2016 | Laura Meckler (D-WSJ) & some DNC slugs
    Laura Meckler covers the Democrat presidential campaign for the Wall Street Journal. Actually, it a ppears as though young Laura is PART of the Democrat presidential campaign - specifically, working for Crooked Hillary:
  • Did DNC Officials Plan Fake Trump Craiglist ‘Hot’ Women Ad?

    07/23/2016 8:20:25 AM PDT · by maggief · 11 replies
    Heavy ^ | July 23, 2016 | Jessica McBride
    WikiLeaks has released more than 20,000 emails, documents, and audio files that it says came from the internal communications of Democratic National Committee officials. Among them: An email in which top DNC officials appear to be planning to plant a fake Donald Trump Craiglist ad seeking “hot women.” (You can search the full trove of WikiLeaks documents here.) (snip) According to WikiLeaks, the fake Trump ad was sent in an email attributed to Christina Freundlich on May 18, 2016 to Mark Paustenbach and Luis Miranda, with Cate Domino copied. It starts, “Bumping this for comms approval please.” Miranda is DNC...
  • First (Nickelodeon) Children's TV Program to Showcase (interracial) 'Married' Gay Couple

    07/23/2016 8:04:13 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 21 replies
    Church Militant ^ | July 20, 2016 | Joseph Pelletier
    For the first time, a children's TV network is featuring a "married" gay couple. Cable television network Nickelodeon, which broadcasts programming geared toward children and adolescents, is scheduled to air an episode Wednesday of their new show "Loud House" featuring two men in a same-sex "marriage." In the episode "Overnight Success," main character Lincoln Loud opens his front door to greet his best friend and the friend's parents — an interracial gay "married" couple. Prior to meeting the pair, Loud quips, "This is it. Time to make history." He then addresses the parents as Mr. McBride and Mr. McBride. The...
  • Kerry: Refrigerator chemicals are just as bad as ISIS

    07/23/2016 7:59:52 AM PDT · by blueyon · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/22/16 | John Siciliano
    Air conditioners and refrigerators pose as big a threat to "life on the planet" as the threat of terrorism, Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday. Kerry was in Vienna negotiating a global climate deal to phase out chemicals used as refrigerants in basic household and commercial appliances such as air conditioning and refrigerators, called hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs. The chemicals are a potent source of greenhouse gas emissions that many scientists blame for contributing to global warming.
  • A Dark Speech for a Dark Knight (Saturbray)

    07/23/2016 7:56:10 AM PDT · by bray · 20 replies
    www.brayincandy.com ^ | 7/23/16 | bray
    1 John 2:11 But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh indarkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darknesshath blinded his eyes. There were two unifying speeches at the Convention which will go down as historic. One by the villain who everyone told if he gave it he would destroy his career and the other which made Donald Trump the overwhelming favorite to win in a tsunami of hardhats. One was a rant of pure ambition and anger while the other was born out of just anger. They both accomplished a unification of the Party...
  • Obama is America's Erdogan, purges and all... [radio]

    07/23/2016 7:53:49 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 4 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | July 23, 2016 | USA Transnational Report
    GOP Nominates Trump for President Erdogan channels Hitler with fake coup LIVE Saturday (7/23) 8 AM EST!!! This week, the GOP finally made it official. Donald Trump is the 2016 Republican nominee for President. Despite incredible opposition from the establishment and globalists, Trump bested them all and now represents the people in his quest for the Presidency. Meanwhile in Turkey, Recep Erdogan appears to have orchestrated an abortive coup, and is using it as a pretext for mass arrests and persecution. Kemalism (i.e., Turkish secularism) is facing a dire crisis from the megalomaniacal Turkish leader – who is both an...
  • Tim Kaine: Ban 15-Round 'Clips,' Hold Gun Dealers Liable for Misuse of Firearms

    07/23/2016 7:41:59 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 46 replies
    Brietbart ^ | July 22, 2016 | Awr Hawkins
    On July 22 Hillary Clinton announced Tim Kaine as her running mate. Kaine is a Democrat Senator from Virginia who supports a ban on 15-round "clips" and "assault weapons," and who wants to enact a law to hold gun dealers liable for the misuse of firearms. During the June 26 airing of Meet the Press, Kaine told Chuck Todd that he voted for an "assault weapons" ban before and "would likely vote for it again." But he stressed that he believes "limitations on the size of magazines and ammunition clips" is the first step to take.
  • The USC Dornsife / LA Times Presidential Election "Daybreak" Poll

    07/23/2016 7:30:18 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 9 replies
    USC Dornsife ^ | 23 Jul 2016
    Trump...................44.2 Hillary.................42.3
  • Texas School for the Blind posts position for FEMALE ONLY

    07/23/2016 7:23:51 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 30 replies
    Craigslist ^ | 23 July 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Texas School for the Blind has posted a position for a FEMALE ONLY who can work with adults and children. Can anyone check and see if there are some jobs for MALE ONLY applicants anywhere?
  • Art Laffer: Trump Should Win Easily

    07/23/2016 7:19:44 AM PDT · by Amntn · 42 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 7/19/16 | Art Laffer
    Art Laffer is a famous economist, one of the brains behind President Ronald Reagan's supply-side tax cuts in 1981. But he was also a political adviser to Reagan and other presidential candidates. Based on history rather than polls or demographics, he insists Donald Trump will win the presidential race—and win easily. History is an argument not often heard in presidential elections except in one case: the likelihood that after one party holds the White House for eight years, that party probably won't win four more years. The one exception in the past half-century was the election of George H.W. Bush...
  • Leaked Emails: Politico’s Ken Vogel Filed Story with DNC Before His Own Editors

    07/23/2016 7:12:02 AM PDT · by maggief · 19 replies
    POLITICO ^ | July 22, 2016 | NEIL W. MCCABE
    A release of Democratic National Committee emails from WikiLeaks shows Politico reporter Ken Vogel sent a pre-publication negative copy of a story April 30 to the DNC’s deputy communications director, so he and other staffers at the DNC along with Hillary Clinton campaign could coordinate a response. “Vogel gave me his story ahead of time/before it goes to his editors as long as I didn’t share it. Let me know if you see anything that’s missing and I’ll push back,” wrote Mark Paustenbach in an email to his boss, Luis Miranda, who before taking over communications for the DNC worked...
  • Colorado Town's Water Tests Positive for THC, Active Ingredient in Marijuana

    07/23/2016 7:01:06 AM PDT · by Mariner · 55 replies
    Good Morning America via Yahoo ^ | July 23rd, 2016 | BRIAN MCBRIDE
    Officials have urged residents in a small Colorado town not to consume their water after several wells tested positive for THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. So far no illnesses have been linked to the water in Hugo -- a town of around 700 people located roughly 100 miles southeast of Denver -- according to officials. The announcement comes after a local company was testing its own water and got a positive result. Local law enforcement was then notified and further testing in other locations took place, which revealed additional positive results, reports ABC Denver affiliate, KMGH. "At this point...
  • Twitter accused of suppressing DNC Wikileaks story

    07/23/2016 6:58:28 AM PDT · by blueyon · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/22/16 | Rudy Takala
    Twitter lit up Friday night with allegations that it tried to suppress news that secret-leaking website Wikileaks exposed thousands of emails obtained from the servers of the Democratic National Committee. Friday afternoon, users noted, "#DNCLeaks" was trending, with more than 250,000 tweets about it on the platform. By Friday evening, it vanished completely from the site's "trending" bar for at least 20 minutes. It returned as "#DNCLeak" after users erupted, though it was too late to quell their rage. "Don't normally tweet political things, but why would @twitter pull the #DNCleaks from trending at #1. Sounds like censorship to me,"...
  • Political scandals linger as Philly readies for convention

    07/23/2016 6:56:58 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 15 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | July 23, 2016 8:48 am | CATHERINE LUCEY
    FILE - In this June 21, 2016, file photo, Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., center, leaves the federal courthouse in Philadelphia. With the Democratic National Convention looming, Philadelphia is ready with freshly swept streets, pristine hotel rooms, lavish party invitations and extra police patrols. Tougher to clean up are the recent political corruption cases that have implicated many Democrats across the state. In June, Fattah was convicted of laundering federal grants and nonprofit funds to repay an illegal $1 million campaign loan and help family and friends. PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The streets are freshly swept, the hotel rooms are pristine, the...
  • Emails: Wasserman Schultz Was FURIOUS With Mika Brzezinski Over Criticism

    07/23/2016 6:43:09 AM PDT · by PaulyPaul · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 22, 2016 | Chuck Ross
    Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz was so furious with Mika Brzezinski after the MSNBC “Morning Joe” co-host called on her to resign as chair of the Democratic National Committee back in May that she ordered her deputy to complain to Phil Griffin, the head of the cable network. The fascinating exchange, which also includes irate emails from Wasserman Schultz to NBC political director Chuck Todd, were released on Friday by WikiLeaks.
  • TV Ratings: Donald Trump's RNC Speech Tops Romney With 32 Million Viewers, Falls Far Short of McCain

    07/23/2016 6:34:12 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 93 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 7/22/2016 | Michael O'Connell
    The Republican National Convention clearly reached its crescendo on Thursday night. The four-day run-up until Donald Trump's accepting of the nomination, while giving a strong ratings performance, did not bring any atypical highs for the political meetup. Trump's speech didn't change that narrative by much. With all three broadcast networks and cable news networks now tallied for the 10 p.m. hour, it appears just over 32 million viewers tuned into Trump's extended time on stage. On the broadcast networks alone Thursday night, Trump's time on the stage brought in 12.3 million viewers to the 10 o'clock hour on through the...
  • Hungary's Orban likes what he hears of 'valiant' Trump's security plans

    07/23/2016 6:16:29 AM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 5 replies
    Reuters through Yahoo! ^ | July 23, 2016 | Marton Dunai
    BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Saturday said Donald Trump had proposed security policies that Europe should take to heart to solve a security crisis he blames on uncontrolled immigration. Speaking at a summer university in Baile Tusnad, Romania, the Hungarian leader tied increased security threats to increased migration and cited Trump's proposals at the Republican National Convention to combat terrorism. Orban is one of Europe's most outspoken politicians and has in the past upset fellow members of the European Union over policy. Most recently he has taken a tough stance on Europe's migrant crisis, objecting to...
  • Open Carry at the RNC: Exactly as Expected. No Problems

    07/23/2016 6:01:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 44 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 23 Juy, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Open carry in Cleveland Ohio at the Republican National Convention has been hyped by those that want to disarm the population.  A scam petition was created to open carry inside the convention floor.  It was run by a “progressive” to create problems for Second Amendment supporters.  It did not last for long or fool many. The Quicken Loans location is a private concern.Then the head of the Cleveland Police Patrolman’s Association published a hysterical rant about how the Constitution need not apply.  He wanted the citizenry disarmed. From cnn.com:“We are sending a letter to Gov. Kasich requesting assistance from...
  • #NeverTrump Arizona Senator Jeff Flake Congratulates Tim Kaine

    07/23/2016 5:54:35 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 30 replies
    Twitter ^ | July 22, 2016 | Pinkbell
    Jeff Flake Verified account ‏@JeffFlake Trying to count the ways I hate @timkaine. Drawing a blank. Congrats to a good man and a good friend. If that's not all, during the convention, he tweeted this: @HillaryClinton now belongs in prison? C'mon. We can make the case that she shouldn't be elected without jumping the shark. — Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) July 20, 2016 Jeff Flake has been adamantly opposed to Donald Trump and is one of the leaders of and heroes of the #NeverTrump movement. He has nothing good to say about Trump and got into a confrontation with Trump when...
  • Suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan leave at least 50 dead

    07/23/2016 5:03:59 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 14 replies
    Daily Times ^ | 23-Jul
    At least 50 people are feared dead and around 170 wounded in the suicide blast near a gathering of a mass demonstration in the Afghanistan capital on Saturday. According to details, a suicide bomber hit a large demonstration by members of Afghanistan's Hazara minority in Kabul. Eye witnesses said that the attacker was in veil when he explodes himself. Photographs posted on social media showed bodies, apparently at the site of the explosion, close to where thousands of people had been protesting over the route of a planned multimillion dollar power line.
  • Did Healey’s gun ban backfire? (2,251 Armalite Rifles's sold in one day)

    07/23/2016 3:49:01 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 48 replies
    NATICK — Massachusetts gun dealers sold more than 2,000 military-style rifles Wednesday — nearly one-quarter of the total sold last year — after Attorney General Maura Healey moved to bar semiautomatic rifles that have been altered slightly to evade the state’s assault weapons ban. The 2,251 assault rifles snapped up in a gun-buying frenzy represented a remarkable uptick from the 132 sold Tuesday and the 51 sold Monday, before Healey announced her ban. The numbers were first reported by Commonwealth Magazine.
  • The Dream of Muslim Outreach Has Become a Nightmare

    07/23/2016 3:30:44 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 27 replies
    RCP ^ | 22 July 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    When President Obama entered office, he dreamed that his hope-and-change messaging and his references to his familial Islamic roots would win over the Muslim world. The soon-to-be Nobel Peace Prize laureate would make the U.S. liked in the Middle East. Then, terrorism would decrease. But, as with his approach to racial relations, Obama's remedies proved worse than the original illness. Obama gave his first presidential interview to Al Arabiya, noting that he has Muslims in his family. He implicitly blamed America's strained relations with many Middle Eastern countries on his supposedly insensitive predecessor, George W. Bush.
  • 'I am German': Munich gunman in furious exchange with bystander

    07/23/2016 2:33:45 AM PDT · by Enchante · 133 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 23, 2016 | Bonnie Malkin
    Video has emerged appearing to show the gunman who shot dead at least nine people in Munich involved a furious argument with a witness, shouting “I am German!” and complaining of being bullied. The shooter, who was found dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, was identified by German police as an 18-year-old with dual German and Iranian nationality. He had no criminal record. In the footage, which was posted on Twitter, an unseen man can be heard shouting abuse at another man, who is clad all in black and pacing on the top floor of an empty car park.
  • Gov. Jerry Brown denies parole for Manson follower Leslie Van Houten

    07/23/2016 2:16:46 AM PDT · by Bullish · 35 replies
    Via Inland Valley Daily Bulletin ^ | 7/22/2016 | City News Service
    Gov. Jerry Brown Friday rejected parole for former Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten, who was convicted of the 1969 killings of grocers Leno and Rosemary La Bianca at their Los Feliz home. A state parole board had recommended in April that Van Houten, now 66, be paroled. “When considered as a whole, I find the evidence shows that she currently poses an unreasonable danger to society if released from prison,” Brown wrote in his decision rejecting parole.