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  • Justice Department Says All Online Gambling Is Illegal

    01/15/2019 4:26:19 AM PST · by Theoria · 57 replies
    Fortune ^ | 15 Jan 2019 | Natasha Bach
    The U.S. Justice Department now says that all internet gambling is illegal.A November opinion made public Monday reversed a 2011 opinion on the Wire Act, which established the law as applicable to only sports betting. The DOJ claims that the 2011 opinion misinterpreted the statute and reinterprets the Wire Act to encompass all forms of gambling that crosses state boundaries. The opinion could have wide-reaching effects in states that sell lottery tickets online or where online gambling is legal. This number has increased in recent months following the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize sports betting in the U.S. last year....
  • Legal interpretations will determine what’s next for Wire Act

    01/15/2019 4:52:30 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | January 15, 2019 | Richard N. Velotta
    Depending on who you talk to, the reinterpretation of the Wire Act by the U.S. Justice Department will either be no problem for Nevada — or a big problem. Gaming industry legal experts have begun analyzing the effects of the new interpretation of a 23-page opinion issued Monday by Assistant Attorney General Steven Engel of the department’s Office of Legal Counsel. The 1961 Wire Act originally was intended to block sports betting across state lines through telephone and wire communications as a means of deterring organized crime.
  • California pot taxes lag as illegal market flourishes

    01/11/2019 11:11:52 AM PST · by familyop · 31 replies
    ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | January 11, 2019 | MICHAEL R. BLOOD
    Industry experts say the diminished tax income reflects a somber reality: Most consumers are continuing to purchase pot in the illegal marketplace, where they avoid taxes...Newsom also recommended a sharp increase in spending for regulatory programs, although it’s an open question whether it will be enough to help steady the state pot economy. The budget recommends just over $200 million for marijuana-related activities in the fiscal year...
  • (NJ) 'Mob Wives' daughters open pizza shop in Totowa

    11/29/2018 6:31:04 PM PST · by Coleus · 8 replies
    Bergen Record ^ | 11.29.18 | Esther Davidowitz
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  • Brooklyn Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine Arrested On Federal Racketeering Charges

    11/20/2018 2:17:39 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 11/19/18 | Ryan Grenoble
    **SNIP** “As alleged in the indictment, this gang, which included platinum-selling rap artist Tekashi 6ix 9ine, wreaked havoc on New York City, engaging in brazen acts of violence,” U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said in a statement Monday. “Showing reckless indifference to others’ safety, members of the gang were allegedly involved in robberies and shootings, including a shooting inside the crowded Barclay’s Center, and a shooting in which an innocent bystander was hit.” Hernandez was already on thin ice, having been on and off probation multiple times over the last several years. In 2015, he pleaded guilty to the use...
  • Antifa expands its hit list as political violence escalates

    11/08/2018 7:38:41 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 113 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, November 8, 2018 | S.A. Miller
    When a mob of left-wing Antifa activists descended Wednesday night on Fox News personality Tucker Carlson’s D.C. home, it signaled a new phase in the political violence and angry confrontations that now are targeting the news media.Political violence has been rising in the U.S. since 2012, according to the Global Terrorism Database. Increasingly aggressive activists have pushed political confrontation to the limit since 2016, accosting Republican lawmakers and Trump administration officials in restaurants and in the halls of Congress. And now they’re going after conservative journalists at their homes.“Tucker Carlson, we will fight. We know where you sleep at night!”...
  • Issue 1: Democrats Trolling For New Voters Among Convicted Drug Dealers

    10/18/2018 5:14:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2018 | Bob Paduchick
    As the nation struggles to come to grips with the opioid crisis and all of the families impacted by this lethal threat, Democrats in Ohio are more concerned with wooing the support of the drug dealer lobby. Issue 1 is the initiative on the ballot on November 6 calling for a statewide constitutional amendment titled the “Drug and Criminal Justice Policies Initiative.” It should’ve been called the “Drug Dealer Amnesty Act.” Issue 1 is disguised as prison reform to emphasize drug treatment over incarceration. I say “disguised” because Issue 1 is really about increasing Democrat voter turnout — not promoting...
  • Dems to Farm Workers: ‘No, No Puedes’

    09/21/2018 6:08:47 AM PDT · by Twotone · 11 replies
    American Spectator ^ | September 20, 2018 | Steven Greenhut
    It’s taken nearly five years of administrative battles, legislative interference, and lawsuits, but the California state government has finally counted farm workers’ votes in a union election at the state’s largest fruit grower, Fresno-based Gerawan Farming. The final verdict, tallied on Tuesday, explains why the Jerry Brown administration and Democratic statehouse leaders did everything in their power to destroy the votes without counting them. The margin: 1,098 workers voted “no” to the United Farm Workers, with only 197 workers voting in favor of UFW representation. There still are 635 disputed ballots, but even the math geniuses in Sacramento can see...
  • Family files lawsuit after woman dies in Mineral County jail

    09/11/2018 4:04:52 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 65 replies
    https://mynews4.com ^ | Wednesday, September 5th 2018 | by Melissa Matheney|
    HAWTHORNE, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — The family of a 27-year-old woman who died in a jail cell in Mineral County has filed a lawsuit arguing deputies left her to die after ignoring her serious medical needs. Kelly Coltrain was jailed in July of 2017 for unpaid traffic tickets after she was pulled over for speeding.
  • 90 gang members arrested in major South Mississippi crime bust

    06/12/2018 3:39:22 PM PDT · by BBell · 14 replies
    http://www.wlox.com/ ^ | 6/12/18 | Joyce Philippe
    GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - A 5-day cooperative operation between various law enforcement divisions led to a massive crime bust in Gulfport. Forty people were arrested as a result of Operation Shark Tank, carried out by the Gulfport Police Narcotics Division, US Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force, MBN, ATF, HSI and MDOC. The arrests took place between April 16- April 20. Officials say several firearms and narcotics were seized during this operation. Operation Shark Tank is a sub-operation of Operation Triple Beam, a six-week-long violence reduction initiative for the Southern District of Mississippi under the U.S. Department of Justice....
  • One Seattle man’s quest to cancel his $10.48 monthly donation to Hillary Clinton’s nonprofit

    04/28/2018 2:02:47 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 49 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 4/28/2018 | Joseph O'Sullivan
    Corey Koscielniak admits that $10.48 is “a really small amount” over which to get frustrated. But Koscielniak’s decision to cancel a recurring monthly donation of that sum to Hillary Clinton’s nonprofit organization Onward Together turned into an odyssey that’s lasted several weeks. The organization’s webpage didn’t allow him to cancel, and a phone call to the group didn’t seem to resolve things. The situation prompted Koscielniak to file a complaint with the Washington state Attorney General’s Office. The experience also gave the 29-year-old Clinton voter a brush with the opaque world of nonprofit, quasi-political organizations that disclose little about their...
  • Gang members admit to firebombing black families in Boyle Heights housing development

    04/06/2018 4:49:11 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 5, 2018 | Joel Rubin
    Members of a Latino street gang have admitted to carrying out a racially motivated firebombing attack on black families in a Los Angeles housing project, prosecutors announced Thursday. Three men belonging to the Big Hazard gang will plead guilty to federal hate crimes stemming from the 2014 attack, according to written plea agreements. In exchange for the confessions, prosecutors for U.S. Atty. Nicola T. Hanna agreed to seek some leniency for the men when they are sentenced. Each faces more than 30 years in federal prison.
  • Gov't "Fusion Centers" Spying on Patriots in all 50 States

    03/21/2018 4:20:56 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 52 replies
    FPM ^ | 3/20/18 | Leo Hohmann
    Brenda Arthur received an unexpected visit on March 8 that, one week later, leaves her feeling more than a little uneasy. At her door that day was an officer with the West Virginia State Police. He wanted to know about her involvement in a Freedom of Information request regarding a local mosque. Arthur, who will turn 67 this summer, is leader of the West Virginia chapter of ACT For America, whose mission is to educate Americans about the advancement of Islamic principles in Western societies. As a Jewish American, she was concerned about a major expansion of the Islamic Association...
  • Eric Bolling Opens Up About Son's Opioid Overdose

    03/03/2018 3:53:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 85 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 3, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Fox News personality and author Eric Bolling tragically lost his son to opioid addiction last year. As painful as the loss is, he was brave enough to share the story during the White House's Opioid Summit Thursday.In a heartfelt video, Bolling explains how he and his wife found out about their son's death, what they did in the aftermath, and why he is now imploring other parents to be wary of the "Not My Kid Syndrome."  During today's Opioid Summit at the White House, Eric Bolling shared the story of his son who died from an accidental overdose. pic.twitter.com/P0bq6El6nj— The...
  • FBI ‘Failed To Preserve’ Text Messages Between FBI Agents

    01/22/2018 1:43:37 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 52 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1-22-2018 | Chuck Ross
    The FBI “failed to preserve” five months worth of text messages exchanged between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, the two FBI employees who made pro-Clinton and anti-Trump comments while working on the Clinton email and the Russia collusion investigations. The disclosure was made Friday in a letter sent by the Justice Department to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC). “The Department wants to bring to your attention that the FBI’s technical system for retaining text messages sent and received on FBI mobile devices failed to preserve text messages for Mr. Strzok and Ms. Page,” Stephen Boyd, the...
  • Hillary's Media Hidden Communist and Criminal Friends "-VANITY"

    11/07/2016 9:12:22 PM PST · by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper · 16 replies
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    Even at this late date in the presidential race, a few things stand out to those who have followed Hillary Clinton's career as a Marxist sympathizer and greedy politician/foreign policy Conan "The Destroyer" type. It is the refusal of the mainstream media and even some of the conservative media, to really dig into her past and even open actions to see things that would greatly disturb an honest, educated person, namely her accepting large amounts of money from Organized Crime and her relationship with a woman who gave all appearances of being a Cuban propaganda asset at the least, and...
  • One Of The Nation’s Most Influential Labor Leaders Has Endorsed Bernie Sanders

    07/04/2015 2:59:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Politicus USA - Real liberal politics ^ | July 3, 2015 | Jason Easley
    Bernie Sanders has picked up a key endorsement as one of the nation’s most influential labor leaders has announced his support for the Democratic presidential candidate. The Sanders campaign made the announcement in a statement: In another show of union support for Bernie Sanders, one of the nation’s most influential labor leaders on Friday endorsed the Democratic Party presidential candidate. Larry Cohen, the past president of the Communications Workers of America, gave his backing to Sanders at a news conference held here in a local union hall. “This is not a close call,” Cohen said at the news conference. “This...
  • Glenn Grothman slams Leibham over accepting money from a trade union (WI6)

    08/02/2014 9:25:24 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    Wisconsin Electon Watchdog ^ | 8-1-14 | Kyle Maichle
    CAMPBELLSPORT – On Friday, 6th District Congressional candidate Glenn Grothman (R-Campbellsport) slammed Joe Leibham (R-Sheboygan) for accepting a maximum limit contribution from a progressive trade union. More: Stroebel, Leibham Trade Barbs Over Voter ID According to records from the Federal Elections Commission, Leibham accepted $5,000 from the Laborers Union International North America (LIUNA) PAC on July 15, 2014. The LIUNA was very evident during the 2011 protests against Governor Scott Walker over Act 10 which was upheld by the Wisconsin State Supreme Court and the federal Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. The LIUNA has 500,000 members that are represented in...
  • The Black Book of Tom Steyer: Allegations of fraud plague hedge fund of Democratic super-donor

    04/21/2014 12:57:45 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 3 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | April 21, 2014 | Lachlan Markay
    The former hedge fund of one of the Democratic Party’s most important donors was involved in a scheme to defraud foreign investors out of tens of millions of dollars, according to documents filed in a Texas court. Farallon Capital Partners L.P., a fund run by Farallon Capital Management, the multibillion-dollar hedge fund founded by Democratic donor Tom Steyer, became a limited partner in a project to build a large shopping mall near Seattle, Wash., in the mid-1990s after it guaranteed a line of credit for the project.
  • Laborers’ Union: Fix Obamacare or Repeal It; ‘We’re Getting Our A-- Kicked Here’

    09/25/2013 8:51:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 25, 2013 - 1:02 PM | James Beattie and Michael W. Chapman
    Terry O’Sullivan, president of the 600,000-plus-member Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA), often referred to as the Laborers’ Union, said that if Obamacare is not fixed, then “it needs to be repealed.” At a convention in Las Vegas of the AFL-CIO, with which the Laborers’ Union is affiliated, O’Sullivan took to the podium to endorse a proposition and then launched into a criticism of Obamacare, how it is hurting union members’ health coverage, and demanded it be fixed, adding that if it is not fixed, labor will make the issue a “big fricking deal.” … He continued, “We can’t...