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  • Tucker gives update on restaurant owner targeted by Michigan authorities on 'Tucker Carlson Tonight'

    03/20/2021 12:21:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/20/2021
    Carlson: They want you to know that defiance is the real crime.. Tucker Carlson updated viewers Friday on the status of Michigan restaurant owner Marlena Pavlos-Hackney, who appeared on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" earlier in the week to discuss how authorities were trying to have her arrested for operating her business during the coronavirus pandemic. CARLSON: Marlena Pavlos-Hackney is in jail. She was arrested very early this morning, before 6 a.m. by police, taken away in ankle shackles and wrist cuffs. One of the few people in this country who gets up really early to go to work because she really...
  • America’s Last Machine Boss Goes Down

    02/28/2021 12:57:55 PM PST · by re_tail20 · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | February 28, 2021 | Austin Berg
    For decades, Illinois House speaker Michael Madigan dominated the state’s political system, corrupting it to his own ends. What should we make of his ouster? The Chicago machine turned out some of the most notorious names in American public corruption, including Anton Cermak, Richard J. Daley, and Ed Kelly. The machine also turned out Mike Madigan, who ruled over Illinois politics for 50 years, 36 of which he spent calling the shots as House speaker. Most people thought Madigan would only leave office in handcuffs or a casket. Most people were wrong. For the first time since 1970, “the Velvet...
  • Scoop: Schiff lobbying Newsom to be California's next AG

    02/03/2021 6:19:38 AM PST · by Magnatron · 30 replies
    Axios ^ | 2 February 2021 | Hans Nichols, Kadia Goba
    Rep. Adam Schiff is quietly lobbying Gov. Gavin Newsom and his allies to appoint him California’s next attorney general, according to people familiar with the matter. Why it matters: If Newsom selects Schiff, chair of the House Intelligence Committee and a confidant of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Democrats would lose a powerful party voice in the U.S. House and temporarily give up a seat in their slim 221-211 majority. Nonetheless, Pelosi has given her approval to Schiff’s bid, a clear sign she thinks she can manage without him. according to people familiar with the matter. Spokespersons for Schiff and Pelosi...
  • Flashback: Will This Man Take Down Donald Trump? (Schneiderman article from 2/2017)

    05/07/2018 8:03:59 PM PDT · by FreedomPoster · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | February 03, 2017 | DAVID FREEDLANDER
    “I like you. You and me, we’re going to be best friends.” It is early January, and Eric Schneiderman is sitting in his 25th-floor office above Lower Manhattan, doing his best Donald Trump impression, puckering his lips into a duck face, scrunching up his nose and lowering his voice into something that resembles the president’s outer-borough growl. Schneiderman is recalling his meeting with Trump in 2010. Back then, Schneiderman was running for attorney general of New York, and Trump was still in his pre-birther, reality TV host phase. Trump had donated money to one of Schneiderman’s opponents in the Democratic...
  • The USS Zumwalt Can't Fire Its Guns Because the Ammo Is Too Expensive

    11/07/2016 5:47:10 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 71 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | November 7, 2016 | Kyle Mizokami
    Just three weeks after commissioning the USS Zumwalt, the U.S. Navy has admitted it is canceling ammunition specially developed for the ship's high-tech gun systems because the rounds are too expensive. . The guns, tailor made for the destroyer, will be unable to fire until the Navy chooses a cheaper replacement round. The Zumwalt-class destroyers were conceived in the late 1990s as the first of a new generation of stealthy warships. The radar signature of the 610 foot long warship is that of a 50-foot fishing boat, making the Zumwalts great for getting in close to an enemy coastline and...
  • Dem AGs Accused of Flouting Public Records Laws

    07/10/2016 11:07:48 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 5 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 6, 2016 | Lachlan Markay
    A conservative legal group is accusing state Democratic officials of conspiring to flout public records laws in order to keep secret details of a campaign to bring racketeering charges against climate policy dissenters. Democratic attorneys general led by New York’s Eric Schneiderman are seeking to block efforts to obtain documents about their efforts by invoking an overbroad claim to secrecy in ongoing legal proceedings, according to the Energy and Environment (E&E) Legal Institute. “These activist AGs are trying to write themselves out from freedom of information laws their legislatures have written them into,” E&E senior legal fellow Chris Horner said...
  • Actually, Eric Holder, Other AGs Have Faced 'That Kind of Treatment'

    04/10/2014 12:26:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 4/10/14 | Andrew Johnson
    Speaking at Al Sharpton’s National Action Network conference on Wednesday, Eric Holder took exception to criticism of his tenure as attorney general. He even hinted that the “unprecedented, unwarranted ugly and divisive adversity” was motivated by racism. “It had nothing to do with me, forget about that,”? Holder said. “What attorney general has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment? What president has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment?” Holder’s notion that past attorneys general have escaped widespread criticism, or that criticism directed toward him is solely race-based, overlooks incidents of those before him, including
  • Three Soros-Backed Campaigns Went Down In Smoke Last Night IN ADDITION TO The Democratic Party

    11/03/2010 6:00:53 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies
    The Business Insider ^ | 11-3-2010 | Gus Lubin
    Three Soros-Backed Campaigns Went Down In Smoke Last Night IN ADDITION TO The Democratic Party Gus Lubin Nov. 3, 2010, 7:12 PM Billionaire investor George Soros, who's known as the Democrat's biggest backer, had a bad Tuesday night. But it wasn't just losing the House. (Actually, he had been predicting a Republican landslide for weeks.) Soros also donated at least $1 million toward the campaign to legalize marijuana in California -- which failed. He also funded the Secretary of State Project -- which failed -- according to Mark Hemingway at Washington Examiner. This attempt to elect secretaries of state willing...
  • Florida says challenge to healthcare reform widens- Five more states joining suit

    04/07/2010 11:21:22 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 21 replies · 799+ views
    reuters ^ | 4-7-10 | Rooters
    MIAMI, April 7 (Reuters) - Five more U.S. states are joining a Florida-led group of states in a lawsuit challenging President Barack Obama's overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system, Florida's attorney general said on Wednesday. The joint lawsuit led by Florida and now grouping 18 states was filed on March 23 by mostly Republican attorney generals. It claims the sweeping reform of the $2.5 trillion U.S.healthcare system, pushed through by Democrats in the U.S. Congress after months of bitter partisan fighting, violates state-government rights in the U.S. Constitution and will force massive new spending on hard-pressed state governments.
  • HHS Secretary Says State AGs Are Challenging Health Care Law to Further Their Political Careers

    04/07/2010 11:05:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies · 435+ views
    cns news ^ | 4/7/10 | Fred Lucas, Staff Writer
    (CNSNews.com) – Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said that most of the 14 state attorneys-general who have filed legal challenges against the new health care law requiring every American to buy health insurance are doing so because they aspire to “higher office.” Speaking at the National Pres Club in Washington on Tuesday, Sebelius also said the Obama administration is confident that the law will withstand the challenges.
  • Liberty Or Debt

    03/24/2010 3:32:23 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 6 replies · 280+ views
    IBD ^ | Today
    States' Rights: Idaho requires its attorney general to sue the feds if ObamaCare passes while Virginia, the cradle of liberty, heads the line of states in front of the federal courtroom. Somewhere Patrick Henry is smiling. As the second coming of King George III seeks to impose the leftist mandate of national health insurance on the unwilling American people, the states are once again in revolt. This time they're unwilling to be the colonies of an imperial federal government determined to spend and tax us into bankruptcy while treating the Constitution as if it were bird cage liner. Is this...
  • Madam Pelosi's House Of Ill Repute

    03/22/2010 4:49:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies · 1,096+ views
    Investors.com ^ | March 22, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    The Vote: Conned by the promise of an ephemeral executive order, the last holdouts cave and ObamaCare advances. It doesn't add a single doctor or hospital room, but needs 17,000 new IRS agents to enforce it. Congressman Bart Stupak, D-Mich., spent months spelling out in minute detail how the Senate version of the health care overhaul permitted federal funding of abortion through its failure to expressly prohibit it. In the end, he cashed in his principles for an unenforceable executive order that is trumped by the Senate bill he voted to pass. An executive order is not the law of...
  • Liberty Or Debt

    03/19/2010 4:33:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies · 893+ views
    Investors.com ^ | March 19, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    States' Rights: Idaho requires its attorney general to sue the feds if ObamaCare passes while Virginia, the cradle of liberty, heads the line of states in front of the federal courtroom. Somewhere Patrick Henry is smiling. As the second coming of King George III seeks to impose the leftist mandate of national health insurance on the unwilling American people, the states are once again in revolt. This time they're unwilling to be the colonies of an imperial federal government determined to spend and tax us into bankruptcy while treating the Constitution as if it were bird cage liner. Is this...
  • Democratic AGs call for consumer protection agency

    03/07/2010 11:55:06 AM PST · by legalwatch · 8 replies · 74+ views
    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-A group of Democratic state attorneys general are calling on the U.S. Senate to pass legislation to create a national consumer protection watchdog agency, but warning lawmakers not to limit AGs' powers in the process. Among attorneys general doggedly pushing for the creation of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Agency is Lisa Madigan of Illinois, Tom Miller of Iowa and Richard Cordray of Ohio.
  • Democrats want new consumer protection agency

    03/02/2010 2:41:09 PM PST · by legalwatch · 17 replies · 403+ views
    Legal News ^ | 3-2-09
    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-A group of Democratic state attorneys general are calling on the U.S. Senate to pass legislation to create a national consumer protection watchdog agency, but warning lawmakers not to limit AGs' powers in the process.
  • The Latest in Mental Health: Working Out at the 'Brain Gym'

    03/28/2009 4:55:40 AM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 6 replies · 426+ views
    WSJ ^ | 3/298/2009 | KELLY GREENE
    "We saw this area explode last year," says Mr. Fernandez. He estimates that consumers spent more than $80 million in 2008 on mental fitness. "You have an industry with tools and coaches. This is more real than people think." The industry pins its claims for brain exercise on a relatively new scientific discovery: neuroplasticity, the brain's ability to rewire itself throughout life by creating neural connections in response to mental activity. In a study published in 2006 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, a clinical trial involving 2,832 older adults concluded that "cognitive training" -- such as identifying...
  • Republicans hopeful about boosting number of AGs

    10/15/2008 11:06:28 AM PDT · by jasonmyos · 7 replies · 544+ views
    Legal Newsline ^ | 10/15/2008
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Legal Newsline)-Despite Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama's lead in the national polls and expectations that Republicans will lose seats in Congress, strategists say chances are good for GOP candidates for state attorneys general. In all, 11 states are holding elections for attorneys general on Nov. 4. Of those contests, the Republican State Leadership Committee considers about half of them winnable or at least competitive for Republican candidates, a spokeswoman told Legal Newsline. The Republican State Leadership Committee, which aims to get GOP candidates elected to statewide offices, hopes to increase the number of Republican attorneys general from the...
  • Pseudo-Tort Alert!

    08/03/2004 5:29:32 AM PDT · by OESY · 3 replies · 531+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 3, 2004 | MICHAEL I. KRAUSS and S. FRED SINGER
    ... [S]tates' attorneys general garnered a huge windfall for their treasuries (and for the bank accounts of selected private lawyers) in tort suits against tobacco companies. The suits were invalid as a matter of law, but never mind -- they pressured Big Tobacco to agree, in exchange for shelter from competition, to split future profits with the states. (When private parties do this, it's racketeering.) ... [T]hey filed a new pseudo-tort intimidation suit against five large electric utilities. What civil wrong have these defendants committed? They dared to operate 174 power plants, in full compliance with state and federal regulations....
  • Up in Arms [Anti-gun Hit Piece]

    02/24/2004 7:02:34 AM PST · by jjm2111 · 14 replies · 166+ views
    amNewYork ^ | 2/24/2004 | Michael Clancy
    [The article is only provided in pdf format online, but AM-NY is a "free" "newspaper" that is handed out to communters in and around New York City. amNewYork is owned by Newsday which is, I believe covered under the FR settlement, so this is a transcribed excerpt] With guns that wind up in criminals’ hands, according to a report released today. The Americans for Gun Safety study found that 74% of guns used in crimes were trafficked over state lines from states that don’t require instant background checks for buyers at gun shows. The gun-safety advocates want to close the...
  • Concerns about gun stores misguided

    01/21/2004 11:27:44 AM PST · by neverdem · 54 replies · 794+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Jan 19, 2004 | DOUG PIKE
    A Washington-based non-profit group called Americans for Gun Safety claims to take the middle ground on gun ownership. I question its neutrality. As a hunter, target-shooter and gun owner, I've been courted in the past by groups that claimed common-sense positions on firearms. These champions of "responsible use" recruit membership and money from both sides but typically lean hard to one side. At its Web site, AGS says it is "bringing a new voice to the debate over guns and gun safety, which for too long has been dominated by the far left and far right. Through legislative measures and...