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  • BREAKING: Former State Dept And CIA Employee Arrested, Charged With Federal Espionage

    06/22/2017 6:11:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 194 replies
    iBankCoin ^ | 6/22/17
    A former State Department employee was arrested Thursday and charged with espionage for allegedly transmitting Top Secret and Secret documents to a Chinese government agent, according to an affidavit filed with the U.S. District Court in Alexandria, VA.Kevin Mallory, 60, of Leesburg is a self-employed consultant who speaks fluent Chinese. Court filings show that Mallory was an Army veteran who worked as a special agent for U.S. State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service from 1987 to 1990. Since then, Mallory has worked for various government agencies and defense contractors, maintaining a Top Secret security clearance. The Washington Post reports that Mallory...
  • President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Personnel to Key Administration Posts

    06/22/2017 4:10:25 PM PDT · by Cementjungle · 4 replies
    White House ^ | 06/21/2017 | Office of the Press Secretary
    Mark H. Buzby of Virginia to be Administrator of the Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation. Rear Admiral Buzby is a retired Navy Rear Admiral whose career spanned 34 years, serving in at sea billets, primarily in cruisers and destroyers. He commanded the USS CARNEY (DDG 64), Destroyer Squadron Thirty-One, Surface Warfare Officers School Command, Joint Task Force Guantanamo, and the Military Sealift Command. He also held key positions on the Navy Staff, the Joint Staff, and several fleet staffs. He is a recipient of the Navy Distinguished Service Medal, the Bronze Star, and numerous other personal and unit awards. Buzby...
  • Man Charged With Killing Muslim Teenager Entered United States Illegally, Authorities Say

    06/21/2017 10:28:21 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 41 replies
    NY Times ^ | JUNE 20, 2017 | MATTHEW HAAG
    A 22-year-old man accused of killing a Muslim teenager with a baseball bat in Virginia on Sunday is an undocumented immigrant who entered the United States illegally, federal authorities said on Tuesday. The man, Darwin Martinez Torres, who was charged with murder in the death of Nabra Hassanen, 17, is believed to be from El Salvador, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman said. The agency said it issued a so-called detainer on Monday with the Adult Detention Center in Fairfax, Va., where Mr. Torres is being held without bail, to keep him in custody in the event that he could...
  • FBI: Virginia Gunman Visited Bernie Sanders' Office Prior to Shooting

    06/21/2017 2:57:51 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 86 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | June 21, 2017 | Hannity Staff
    The FBI released new information Wednesday on the lone gunman who critically injured a congressman when he opened fire at a GOP baseball game last week, saying the suspect had visited the office of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and had exchanged emails with two senators from Illinois prior to the shooting, reports ... The FBI also said the shooter had been in contact with the offices of democratic senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth.
  • Dem Strategist: Scalise Shooting “Natural Culmination” of Republican Rule

    06/20/2017 10:10:22 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 29 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    James Devine—the Dem strategist who tweeted #HuntRepublicanCongressmen in the hours following the shooting of Republican Congressman Steve Scalise—was a guest on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show last night. Devine’s rambling and confused argument ultimately led Tucker to tell Devine that he is an “unbalanced person.” But listen carefully to what Devine said, and you’ll detect what amounts to his justification of the Scalise shooting. He first quotes Sen. Rand Paul [whom Devine twice calls “Paul Rand”] to the effect that the purpose of the Second Amendment is to permit people to “shoot at a tyrannical government.” Devine then argued that...
  • Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Free Speech

    06/19/2017 1:20:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 19, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Hey, the Supreme Court has handed down a decision that’s gonna have some ramifications. They have ruled for, in favor of an Asian-American rock band that calls themselves The Slants. Snerdley, you’re a big music guy. Have you ever heard of The Slants, Asian-American rock band called The Slants? I never have. You have heard of them? You like their music? Ohhh, but you’ve not heard their music, you never heard of ’em ’til the story hit? All right. Well, get this. In a win for Asian-American rock band The Slants — and this has got possible ramifications, good...
  • Justices say law on offensive trademarks is unconstitutional

    06/19/2017 8:02:07 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 129 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | June 19, 2017 10:35 am | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks in a ruling that is expected to help the Washington Redskins in their legal fight over the team name. The justices ruled that the 71-year-old trademark law barring disparaging terms infringes free speech rights. The ruling is a victory for the Asian-American rock band called the Slants, but the case was closely watched for the impact it would have on the separate dispute involving the Washington football team. Slants founder Simon Tam tried to trademark the band name in 2011, but the...
  • Missing Teen Found Dead in Fairfax County; Suspect Charged With Murder

    06/19/2017 8:13:58 AM PDT · by palmer · 54 replies
    NBC4 Washington ^ | 2:23 PM EDT on Jun 18, 2017 | Updated 54 minutes ago | none specified
    A teen girl has been found dead in a pond after being assaulted while walking with friends to her mosque in Fairfax County, Virginia, early Sunday, while the man suspected of killing her has been charged with murder, police said. Police believe a body found Sunday afternoon in a pond in the 21500 block of Ridgetop Circle in Sterling, Virginia, is a 17-year-old girl from Reston who was reported missing in the area after the group of friends scattered during the 3 a.m. assault as they were headed to an all-night prayer session after getting food. ... Darwin Martinez Torres,...
  • Stranger in the woods slashes Petersburg businessman’s throat (Random and not Hate)

    06/18/2017 2:28:42 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 30 replies
    WTVR ^ | 6-13-2017 | Scott Wise
    A businessman drove himself to the hospital after a stranger slashed his throat Sunday afternoon in Petersburg. Bill Sizemore said he was visiting the future site of his planned mini-golf and go-kart business on South Crater Road when he saw a man standing in the woods nearby. Sizemore, who prides himself on helping those in need, went to check on the man. "When I get to about within 15 feet of him, I ask him, if he's OK," Sizemore said. "As I reach over, walk over and start pointing to the lake, he reaches behind me and cuts me, cuts...
  • Former NYT Editor: Republican "Rage Machine" Responsible For Current Political Climate

    06/18/2017 9:31:06 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 69 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In the wake of the Scalise shooting, Fareed Zakaria hosted a segment on his CNN show this morning devoted to addressing how Republicans and Democrats can stop their "internecine struggle" and "reconcile." Two of the guests bought into the premise, discussing the challenges involved and possible approaches to reconciliation. But the third guest, Jill Abramson, who was fired in 2014 as executive editor of the New York Times, was having none of the kumbaya. To the contrary, she decried a supposed "false equivalency" between Democrats and Republicans. Abramson put the blame on Republicans for the divisive political climate and accused...
  • Wounded warriors coach softball to children with similar challenges

    06/17/2017 2:41:37 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 5 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | June 17, 2017 2:23 pm | Kathy Stewart | @KStewartWTOP
    A softball camp coached by wounded warriors teaches kids—who are also amputees—confidence, perseverance and, of course, softball. A softball camp coached by wounded warriors teaches kids—who are also amputees—confidence, perseverance and, of course, softball. WASHINGTON — It’s a kids’ softball camp where the coaches are wounded warriors and the children face similar challenges. But this camp is about so much more than just softball. This is the fifth year the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team has held a softball camp for children ages 8 to 12 who are amputees. This year, 20 kids from across the country attended the...
  • Scalise shooter James Hodgkinson had list of Republican lawmakers' names

    06/16/2017 7:35:23 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 51 replies
    fox news ^ | June 16, 2017 | Jake Gibson
    The handwritten list was found in a van belonging to James Hodgkinson by the FBI, and the lawmakers named on the list are known to be conservative members associated with the Freedom Caucus: Reps. Scot DesJarlais (R-TN) (pronounced day-zharr-LAY), Trent Franks (R-AZ), Jeff Duncan (R-SC), Jim Jordan (R-OH), Mo Brooks (R-AL) and Morgan Griffith (R-VA).
  • WASHINGTON POST PRO-COMMUNIST WRITER WISHES FOR SHOT CONGRESSMAN'S DEATH

    06/15/2017 7:18:06 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 41 replies
    FrontPage.com ^ | June 14, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    Democracy dies in darkness. Sometimes it helps to shed a little light on the hateful leftist echo chamber. That's what Malcolm Harris has done... ..."If the shooter has a serious health condition then is taking potshots at the GOP house leadership considered self defense?" Harris, a regular at the New Republic tweeted. Another tweet said, "Steve Scalise is stable, but a lot of Americans die from hospital errors so keep crossing your fingers." Scalise had been shot by a Bernie campaign volunteer and Maddow fan while practicing for a charity baseball game. Harris' work has appeared at the Washington Post,...
  • Mika: I'm Not Blaming President Trump "Squarely" for Scalise Shooting, But . . .

    06/15/2017 5:02:33 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 122 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Yes, let’s all come together, hold hands, unite . . . and blame President Trump for the shooting of Steve Scalise and others yesterday. Morning Joe opened today with predictable pieties, Joe Scarborough saying, for example, that “the heated rhetoric in this country has to calm down.” But before the show’s first hour had ended, Mika Brzezinski turned the heat up to 11 by pointing the finger for the Scalise shooting in part at the president. An emotional Mika, after accusing President Trump of “promoting violence on the campaign trail,” continued: “I’m not putting anything squarely on the president, but...
  • TOS: Crystal Griner & David Bailey, Capitol Police Heroes

    06/14/2017 9:53:33 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 9 replies
    Heavy ^ | June 14 2017 | Heavy
    Instead of remembering the shooter’s name, let’s remember the names of the Capitol Police heroes who saved so many lives on June 14 at the congressional baseball practice.
  • Rep. DeSantis: Shooting Suspect Asked if ‘Republicans or Democrats’ on Field

    06/14/2017 2:48:31 PM PDT · by Sopater · 17 replies
    NBC News ^ | 6/14/2017 | Daniella Silva
    A GOP lawmaker said Wednesday that the alleged gunman in a shooting at a congressional baseball practice that wounded five asked whether “Republicans or Democrats” were on the field shortly before the attack in Virginia. Rep. Ron DeSantis, (R-Fla.), told CNBC that a man came up to him and Rep. Jeff Duncan, (R-S.C.), at the practice and asked if the players on the field were Republicans or Democrats. “We both agreed that that individual who came up to us and asked if it was Republicans or Democrats ... is the same individual police have identified," DeSantis said. "That picture is...
  • Terry McAuliffe: ‘We Lose 93 Million Americans a Day to Gun Violence’

    06/14/2017 2:02:26 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 83 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 14 Jun 2017 | AWR Hawkins
    While speaking to reporters about the shooting in Alexandria, Virginia, Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) said now is not the time to talk gun control but we must admit “we lose 93 million Americans a day to gun violence.” McAuliffe said, “This is not what today is about, but there are too many guns on the street.” Speaking to reporters, he said, “We lose 93 million Americans a day to gun violence. I’ve long talked about this. Background checks, shutting down gun show loopholes. That’s not for today’s discussion, but it’s not just about politicians. We worry about this every day...
  • A Who’s Who List of Agencies Guarding the Powerful

    06/14/2017 1:16:40 PM PDT · by Mr.Unique · 8 replies
    The New York TImes ^ | April 12, 2017 | Nicholas Fandos
    WASHINGTON — In a city obsessed with the trappings of power, they are the ultimate status symbol: the wire-wearing, black S.U.V.-driving protective crews that come with high-level government service. So when it came to light last week that the attorney general, Jeff Sessions, had ordered the United States Marshals Service to extend a full protective detail to Betsy DeVos, the education secretary, for as much as $1 million a month, many people began to wonder about the protective pecking order in the Trump era. The answer, given the nature of the job, is difficult to know. Security forces are loath...
  • WATCH: Video Shows The Moment Gunman Opened Fire On GOP Baseball Practice

    06/14/2017 12:38:59 PM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 97 replies
    A shocking video captured the moment James T. Hodgkinson opened fire on congressional Republicans during baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia.
  • MSNBC Expert Blames Scalise Shooting on Gun “Over-Proliferation”

    06/14/2017 12:36:31 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 52 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    You knew the MSM would turn the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise and others into a gun-control story. And sure enough, on MSNBC just now, terrorism "expert" Malcolm Nance said: “The most important thing that we need to understand from this is, this is what happens when you have an over-proliferation of guns. And it’s to be expected to a certain extent.” View the video here.