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  • Man gets $650K payout after fighting Los Angeles parking ticket

    08/04/2017 7:08:21 PM PDT · by Mark · 28 replies
    Fox L.A. ^ | 8/3/17 | Foxla.com
    LOS ANGELES (FOX 11 / CNS) - The City Council on Wednesday approved a $650,000 payout for a man who successfully fought how the city of Los Angeles processes challenges to parking tickets. Cody Weiss, who sued the city in 2014 after he received a parking ticket, argued that the city unlawfully allows a private for-profit company to process challenges to tickets. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled in his favor last year, and the decision was upheld by the Second District Court of Appeal. City Attorney Mike Feuer petitioned the California Supreme Court to review the appellate decision,...
  • WOW! VIDEO EMERGES Of Hillary Clinton Admitting Foreign Leaders Contacted Her During Campaign,....

    07/23/2017 4:24:47 PM PDT · by blueyon · 49 replies
    100percentfedup.com ^ | 7/23/17 | 100% FED Up
    """WOW! VIDEO EMERGES Of Hillary Clinton Admitting Foreign Leaders Contacted Her During Campaign, Discussed How They Could “Stop Donald Trump”""" Hey Robert Mueller! Do you care to find out which foreign leaders candidate Hillary Clinton spoke with during her campaign? Because according to Hillary, she received “messages” from foreign leaders asking her if they can endorse her to stop Donald Trump from becoming President. “I am already receiving messages from leaders. I’m having foreign leaders ask if they can endorse me to stop Donald Trump.” – Hillary Clinton, March, 2016
  • May the Fourth Be With You: Everything You Need to Know About 'Star Wars' Day

    05/04/2017 9:12:38 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 4, 2017 | STEPHEN IERVOLINO
    May 4 marks "May the Fourth be with you," the official "holiday" dedicated to George Lucas' galaxy far, far away. The pun was first used back in 1979, with Britain's Conservative Party congratulating Margaret Thatcher in print for taking the prime minister post that day. According to Canada's Globe and Mail newspaper, the first organized "Star Wars" event on May 4 took place in 2011 at the Toronto Underground Cinema. ABC News' parent company, The Walt Disney Company, purchased Lucasfilm in 2012 and has officially observed the holiday since 2013, with events at Disney parks and other celebrations. To commemorate...
  • Amid Controversy, Obama Makes Another $400K Pay Day

    04/28/2017 9:25:09 AM PDT · by blam · 15 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4-28-2017 | Charles Fain Lehman
    Former President Barack Obama received a $400,000 speaking fee for an appearance at an A&E Network event on Thursday. The news came amid controversy over Obama accepting a fee of the same size to appear at a Wall Street firm's conference. The "History Makers lunch" was hosted by A&E's history channel and attended by representatives of A&E advertisers, the New York Post reported. Those in attendance included Harvey Weinstein, Anna Wintour, Bob Sauerberg, Janice Min, and Penske Media CEO Jay Penske. Obama received a standing ovation on entering the room. The former president's appearance featured a 90 minute interview with...
  • University pays Black Lives Matter activist to call Donald Trump names for ‘Unity Week’

    03/08/2017 4:12:18 AM PST · by tekrat · 19 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 3/8/2017 | Justin Caruso
    He’s admittedly obsessed with the ‘disgusting’ presidentIn order to “promote diversity and inclusion” on campus, Texas Christian University paid a Black Lives Matter activist $5,000 to call President Donald Trump a rapist.Shaun King, a New York Daily News columnist with a reputation for mocking students who ask him tough questions, told a student audience that he has “written probably over 100 articles about Donald Trump and I follow his news very closely,” according to the conservative campus newspaper The Freedom Frog.
  • ARE MOVIE SUBSIDIES POLITICAL PAYOLA?

    01/24/2017 5:57:18 AM PST · by shortstop · 40 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 01/23/17 | Bob Lonsberry
    On Saturday Night Live, have they ever lampooned New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo? As it turns out, no, they haven’t. And it’s not because being governor of New York is too obscure to merit mention on a national television show. SNL repeatedly lampooned Cuomo’s predecessor, David Paterson, for being blind. Classy. But Cuomo has never come been the target of SNL’s scorn. It’s all in on attacking his potential presidential political opponent – Donald Trump – but it’s never laid a glove on him. Which has no connection, I’m sure, to the fact that Andrew Cuomo feeds Saturday Night Live...
  • KKK Leaders Allege Producers Paid Them to Fake Scenes in Canceled A&E Documentary

    01/01/2017 8:58:51 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 17 replies
    Variety ^ | 12/30/2016
    The subjects of a TV documentary series about the Ku Klux Klan abruptly canceled last week by A&E allege to Variety that significant portions of what was filmed were fabricated by the producers. Some KKK leaders divulged that they were paid hundreds of dollars in cash each day of filming to compel them on camera to distort the facts of their lives to fit the documentary’s predetermined narrative: tension between Klan members and relatives of theirs who wanted to get out of the Klan. The findings are based on an exclusive Variety investigation based on interviews with over two dozen...
  • High-speed rail board approves plan, gets sued

    12/28/2016 6:17:48 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 39 replies
    AgAlert ^ | December 21, 2016 | Kevin Hecteman
    The California High Speed Rail Authority believes it has a viable Central Valley route and funding plan—but opponents disagree, and the project remains controversial in agricultural regions that would be affected by construction.
  • The Controversial KKK Series Is Canceled After A&E Discovered Klan Members Were Paid

    12/27/2016 9:31:46 AM PST · by blam · 38 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12-27-2016 | Michael Schneider
    Michael SchneiderDecember 27,2016 Just a day after the cable network hoped to silence criticism on its Ku Klux Klan-centric docuseries “Generation KKK” by changing the title, the network has now canceled the show all together. In a statement, the network said it scrapped the series (which had been renamed “Escaping the KKK”) after discovering that participants on the show, including Klan members, were paid to participate by production company This Is Just A Test. “A&E learned last night from the third-party producers who made the documentary that cash payments — which we currently understand to be nominal — were made...
  • A Personal Appeal to the Republican Members of the Electoral College from Michael Moore

    12/19/2016 12:34:06 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 55 replies
    Facebook ^ | 12/18/2016 | Michael Moore
    Dear Republican Electors: Ok, if you've read this far, knowing that it's me, Michael Moore, writing to you -- well, thank you for having an open mind and the willingness to listen to someone you don't agree with. I am writing you not as a card-carrying Democrat (I'm not) who voted for Hillary (I did), but simply because I am an American who, like you, deeply loves this country and its people. Tomorrow is the day you are supposed to gather with your fellow electors and choose the next President of the United States. I am not going to ask...
  • PITBULL: FLORIDA PAID ME $1 MIL TO TAKE STATE WORLDWIDE

    12/16/2016 3:34:53 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    TMZ ^ | 12/15/16
    Pitbull went public with the contract he signed with Florida -- revealing the state paid him a ton of money to be its ambassador -- but he only did it after a politician pushed him into a corner. ....Florida state's Speaker of the House Richard Corcoran had filed a lawsuit asking a judge to allow Pitbull's deal to be made public. As we reported ...Pitbull's company had threatened to sue if representatives leaked the "trade secrets" in his contract.
  • Australia ceases multimillion-dollar donations to controversial Clinton family charities

    11/29/2016 5:30:01 AM PST · by hotsteppa · 36 replies
    AUSTRALIA has finally ceased pouring millions of dollars into accounts linked to Hillary Clinton’s charities. Which might make you wonder: Why were we donating to them in the first place? The federal government confirmed to news.com.au it has not renewed any of its partnerships with the scandal-plagued Clinton Foundation, effectively ending 10 years of taxpayer-funded contributions worth more than $88 million.
  • STATEMENT OF VIRGINIA SENATOR DICK BLACK: FBI DEPUTY DIRECTOR ANDREW MCCABE MUST RESIGN FOR CONFLICT

    10/27/2016 8:58:00 PM PDT · by Bayou City · 51 replies
    PR NEWSWIRE ^ | OCTOBER 24, 2016, 15:14 ET | PRESS RELEASE CONTACT: CHRIS LORE SENATOR DICK BLACK
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hillary Clinton's defense against charges that she has lawlessly handled classified information in her emails, and by using her private email server, has been that the FBI performed a complete investigation and found no violation of law. This morning, thanks to investigative reporting by the Wall Street Journal1 and Fox News2, we may understand why the FBI dropped the case. Governor Terry McAuliffe of Virginia, a Clinton confidant, directed almost $800,000 into the political coffers of the wife of this high-ranking FBI official overseeing the email investigation.
  • Sanders hits Clinton Foundation over foreign donations

    06/05/2016 6:53:49 PM PDT · by Mariner · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 5th, 2016 | By Jessie Hellmann
    Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders criticized the Clinton Foundation for accepting donations from foreign governments in an interview aired Sunday, calling it a conflict of interest. "Do I have a problem when a sitting secretary of State and a foundation run by her husband collects many, many dollars from foreign governments — governments which are dictatorships? "Yeah, I do have a problem with that. Yeah, I do," Sanders said on CNN's "State of the Union." When host Jake Tapper asked if he thought it was a conflict of interest, Sanders said, "I do." Sanders and Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton,...
  • Cruz PAC’s Paid Talk Radio Insider $8M Dollars – Was Money Illegally Used To Buy Endorsements?

    04/15/2016 7:41:03 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 97 replies
    Republic Broadcasting ^ | 4/13/2016 | Republic Broadcasting
    (Reality Check 753) Reality Check has already shown how “Neutral” Conservative News Websites Breitbart and The Daily Wire are actually fronts for the Ted Cruz Campaign. In our article “The $25 Million Dollar Trump Take Down” we clearly show that the owners of those sites donated over $25 Million Dollars to the Cruz Campaign and then use their websites to promote him. But is Talk Radio also on the take? Reality Check dug into Cruz FEC Filings and discovered the Cruz PACs paid a Talk Radio Insider over $8 Million Dollars, and the endorsements of Glenn Beck, Mark Levin and...
  • Hillary Clinton's rogue agenda: Why Sid Blumenthal matters

    10/31/2015 7:37:53 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 18 replies
    ny post ^ | oct 31, 2015 | Micah Morrison
    After the media inexplicably dubbed Hillary Rodham Clinton the “winner” of the Benghazi hearings, her apologists dismissed a line of questioning into her unofficial adviser, Sidney Blumenthal. So he was sending her e-mail offering advice on Libya and other matters of state. In the immortal words of Clinton at an earlier Benghazi hearing, “What difference does it make?”
  • Clintons personally paid State Department staffer to maintain server

    09/05/2015 5:23:46 AM PDT · by proxy_user · 63 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Rosalind S. Helderman and Carol D. Leonnig
    ,,,, Pagliano did not list the outside income in the required personal financial disclosures he filed each year. The State Department has said Pagliano concluded his full-time service in February 2013, which coincides with Clinton’s departure as secretary. He remains a State Department contractor doing work on “mobile and remote computing functions,” according to a State Department spokesman. ...... A spokeswoman for the Senate Judiciary Committee said that Pagliano informed the committee that he would not testify after his lawyer was told that he might face questions about outside employment. ...... By early 2013, as Clinton was preparing to conclude...
  • 'Shrimp Boy' accuses S.F. (San Francisco) mayor of bribery

    08/07/2015 10:48:45 AM PDT · by fifedom · 10 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 8/4/15 | Lee Romney
    In a court filing Tuesday, Chow’s legal team alleged that this time around, he was being “selectively prosecuted” by federal authorities ... FBI reports and wiretap evidence that suggest San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and others participated in public corruption schemes but were spared prosecution “due to their political affiliations.”
  • Hackers Stole Personal Data of All US Federal Workers, Past & Present

    06/12/2015 3:02:24 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 85 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | June 12th, 2015
    hat cyber attack on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, revealed to the American public just a few days ago, turns out to be a mammoth violation; worse than the White House is willing to admit. The personal information of every single federal worker, retired, current, past and present has been stolen in one of the biggest heists by hackers the U.S. has ever faced — affecting far more than the initial report of “at least four million government employees,” according to a report in the Friday edition of the New York Post.
  • US Government Admits 2nd "Chinese" Cyberhack Exposed Military Intel

    06/12/2015 2:46:10 PM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 26 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | June 12, 2015 | Tyler Durden
    In what Rep Mike Rogers called "the mother of all spear-phishing attacks," AP reports a second cyberattack linked to China appears to have gained access to the sensitive background information submitted by intelligence and military personnel for security clearances, according to several U.S. officials. Coming on the same day as the US Senate failed to pass a cyber-security shield bill and China's urhging US to reduce military activities in The South China Sea, 'anonymous' official sources noted this second cyberbreach of federal records could dramatically compound the potential damage.