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  • Capitol rioter Richard Barnett, who lounged in Pelosi’s office, granted bail ahead of trial

    01/15/2021 8:57:58 PM PST · by conservative98 · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 15, 2021 | 11:14pm | Jesse O’Neill
    The alleged stun gun-toting rioter photographed with his boot up on Nancy Pelosi’s desk will remain on house arrest pending the resolution of charges that could put him away for more than a decade. A federal magistrate judge ordered the release of 60-year-old Richard Barnett on “very, very restrictive conditions” following a five-hour hearing Friday. After posting $5,000 bail, Barnett will be under detention at his Arkansas home without internet access and must surrender his passport, according to Politico. His release came over the objection of the U.S. Attorney’s office, which asked for another hearing so prosecutors could argue again...
  • Richard Barnett, Arkansas man pictured in Pelosi’s chair amid Capitol riot, faces 11 years in prison

    01/12/2021 10:21:47 PM PST · by Cronos · 125 replies
    Fox ^ | 12 January 2021 | Austin Williams
    Richard Barnett, 60, of Gravette, Arkansas, appeared in a photo taken last Wednesday inside the U.S. Capitol after a violent, pro-Trump mob stormed the building and ransacked lawmakers’ offices. In the photo, Barnett could be seen inside House Speaker Nancy' Pelosi's private office, draping his leg across her desk. By Tuesday, Barnett had made a different sort of appearance — in federal court. Barnett appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Erin Wiedemann in Fayetteville on Tuesday to hear the charges against him. Among them is a charge that he unlawfully entered a restricted area with a lethal weapon — in this...
  • Arkansas 'white nationalist' who put his feet on Pelosi's desk, West Virginia lawmaker and man who brought 11 Molotov cocktails and an assault rifle to the Capitol are among 15 charged over MAGA riot

    01/08/2021 12:16:16 PM PST · by Kevin C · 129 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/8/2021 | Jennifer Smith
    The MAGA rioter who put his feet up on Nancy Pelosi's desk has been arrested along with a man who brought 11 Molotov cocktails, two handguns and an assault rifle to the Capitol on Wednesday. The DoJ announced on a call with reporters on Friday afternoon that 15 people had been charged including Richard Barnett, 60, who was seen putting his feet on Speaker Pelosi's desk and leaving a threatening note on it on Wednesday. Barnett, who proudly referred to himself as a white nationalist on social media, was charged with unlawful entry. He was taken into custody at his...
  • Richard Barnett, man seen in viral photograph at Nancy Pelosi's desk during Capitol siege, arrested: Officials

    01/08/2021 11:51:53 AM PST · by cmj328 · 147 replies
    CNNwire via ABC 11 ^ | January 8, 2021 | Kara Scannell, CNN
    WASHINGTON -- The man photographed sitting at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's desk during Wednesday's riots in the US Capitol has been arrested and charged with three federal counts, including theft of public property, federal officials said Friday. Federal officials said Richard Barnett of Arkansas was taken into custody Friday morning in Little Rock. Barnett was charged with knowingly entering and remaining in restricted building grounds without authority, violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds as well as the theft of public property, officials said. A resident of Alabama was also charged in connection with the pipe bomb found on...
  • Cotton breaks with conservative colleagues who will oppose electoral vote count

    01/03/2021 9:23:54 PM PST · by springwater13 · 114 replies
    Cotton warned that if Congress threw out the electoral votes of states such as Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, where President Trump has alleged without evidence widespread election fraud, it would “take away the power to choose the president from the people.” He said it would imperil the Electoral College and the voice it gives to smaller states like Arkansas and help Democrats “achieve their longstanding goal of eliminating the Electoral College.” He said Congress if overrides the Electoral College’s vote, it would “take another big step toward federalizing election law.” “Thus, I will not oppose the counting of...
  • Leftist Journalist, BLM Activists Charged in Firebombing of Arkansas Cop Cars

    12/28/2020 10:40:01 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/27/2020 | Bob Price
    A woman described as a “far-left” journalist and three other activists are charged in the August firebombings of multiple police cars. The alleged arson attacks took place during Black Lives Matter protests in Little Rock, Arkansas. Federal prosecutors in the Eastern District of Arkansas charged KUAR Public Radio journalist Renea Baek Goddard, 22, and three others in connection to the firebombings of multiple police vehicles in August, according to information obtained from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Arkansas. The others charged include Brittany Dawn Jeffrey, 31; Emily Nowlin, 27; and Aline Espinosa-Villegas, 24 — all residents...
  • AR: 2 Paramedics in Stable Condition After Pine Bluff Shooting Leaves 1 Dead

    12/19/2020 6:19:16 AM PST · by marktwain · 51 replies
    Thin Blue Line ^ | 18 December, 2020 | Zach Heilman
    Pine Bluff, AR -A paramedic fatally shot a suspect after the suspect opened fire hitting the two paramedics on scene. Shortly after 4:30 am on Thursday Pine Bluff police received a call that two paramedics had been shot near 1409 W. 23rd Ave. When police officers arrived on the scene they found paramedic Joshua Godfrey in the back of the ambulance and paramedic John Spriggs on the ground. The paramedics reported to police that they were administering medical attention to the suspect’s girlfriend when the suspect Kevin Curl came at both of them aggressively. Curl pushed Spriggs who then punched...
  • Texas SCOTUS Lawsuit Update - Another 17 States Have Joined In The Fight To Stop The Steal !!

    12/09/2020 1:56:51 PM PST · by Zakeet · 113 replies
    U.S. Supreme Court ^ | December 9, 2020
    17 States have intervened in support of the Texas Lawsuit Amici curiae are the States of Missouri, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, and West Virginia.The President has also filed a motion to personally interveneMore information here: One Third Of US States Have Now Joined Texas SCOTUS Bid To Overturn Election
  • Arkansas and Missouri join the fight!

    12/09/2020 12:07:45 PM PST · by Red Badger · 47 replies
    https://www.citizenfreepress.com ^ | Posted by Kane on December 9, 2020 2:13 pm
    Eric Schmitt @Eric_Schmitt Election integrity is central to our republic. And I will defend it at every turn. As I have in other cases - I will help lead the effort in support of Texas’ #SCOTUS filing today. Missouri is in the fight. Ken Paxton, Texas Attorney General AG Paxton Sues Battleground States for Unconstitutional Changes to 2020 Election Laws Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a lawsuit against Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin in the United States Supreme Court. texasattorneygeneral.gov 9:04 PM · Dec 8, 2020 27.8K 10K people are Tweeting about this Kayleigh McEnany @kayleighmcenany 🚨 BREAKING...
  • Former Bill Clinton associate claims ex-president did visit Jeffrey Epstein’s private island

    12/04/2020 6:38:04 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    The Telegraph via Yaooo! News ^ | December 3, 2020 | by Rozina Sabur
    Former US president Bill Clinton did visit Jeffrey Epstein's infamous private island despite his claims to the contrary, his former associate has claimed. Doug Band, who worked for Mr Clinton for around two decades, claimed the former president flew on Epstein's jet dozens of times and visited the convicted sex offender's private Carribean island in January 2003. Although ignorant of Epstein's crimes at the time, Mr Band claimed in an interview with Vanity Fair that he attempted to keep his boss away from the financier after a 2002 trip to Africa. Mr Band told the magazine the trip had left...
  • Arkansas (Governor) limits hours at restaurants, bars to slow virus

    11/19/2020 8:30:53 PM PST · by pulaskibush · 27 replies
    KATV7 ^ | Thursday, November 19th 2020 | Scott Carroll
    LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday ordered restaurants, bars, and other businesses licensed to sell alcoholic beverages to close by 11 p.m. to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The directive takes effect Friday and continues through Jan 3. It comes amid a surge in new cases and hospitalizations. Hutchinson said in a news released that a panel of physicians, healthcare executives, and elected officials recommended the directive. “This is a balanced approach that is limited and targeted as we work to reduce new COVID cases in our state," Hutchinson said. More here... https://katv.com/news/local/arkansas-limits-hours-at-restaurant-bars-to-slow-virus!
  • Damaged Election ballot count in Pulaski County

    Election Ballots that were damaged are being copied by hand onto new ballots and recounted at Pulaski County Courthouse in #Arkansas. It started at 9am and goes to 5pm today. Several elections could be decided. I will try to livestream & film. Like share and comment even if you don’t live in the state or can’t watch @DocWashburn @DaveElswick #Arkansasvotes #election2020 #2020 #elections #ballots #electionfraud #votes https://www.facebook.com/kenneth.wallis.7/videos/10101704955787936/)
  • Jefferson County (Arkansas) Polling Sites Down Due to New Equipment

    11/03/2020 7:44:23 AM PST · by Arkansas Toothpick · 27 replies
    KLRT ^ | November 3, 2020 | Fox 16
    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ark.- The Secretary of the Jefferson County Board of Election Commissioners said Tuesday morning several polling sites in the county are not yet open due to difficulties poll workers encountered using the new equipment. According to Stuart Soffer, Secretary of the Jefferson County Board of Election Commissioners, some poll workers are having difficulties although they received intensive training. Soffer said a contingency plan involving seven responders, office staff and an ES&S troubleshooter has been implemented. The Jefferson County Board of Election Commissioners is asking voters to delay voting until later Tuesday when everything should be running smoothly.
  • First Republican to Rep Phillips Co. (AR) in Decades (First election win)

    10/27/2020 4:13:47 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 21 replies
    KARK ^ | Oct 27, 2020
    It’s not even Election Day, and as far as the Republican Party is concerned, one race is over. Republican David Tollett’s Democratic challenger Jimmie Lee Wilson has been disqualified to run, due to past convictions concerning federal farm loan use. This clears the path for Tollett to step into the District 12 seat in Phillips County. Democrats say they will seek an appeal. Tollett is the first Republican to take District 12 since Reconstruction.
  • GOP Arkansas State Senate Candidate Wore KKK Costume as Teen

    10/23/2020 7:57:04 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 35 replies
    LITTLE ROCK, ARK. (AP) — A Republican candidate running for Arkansas State Senate said he made “mistakes" as a teenager after repeatedly denying his dismissal from a Mississippi high school for wearing a racist Ku Klux Klan costume for Halloween. Charles Edward Beckham III initially denied reports from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and Arkansas Times that he was suspended and dismissed from Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science for wearing a racist Ku Klux Klan costume at a school-sponsored Halloween event. The Arkansas Times first reported Beckham's dismissal on Tuesday. Beckham also told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in a email Tuesday that...
  • With Fewer Covid Restrictions, South’s Economy Outperforms Nation

    10/17/2020 10:02:19 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 14 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | October 17, 2020 | Sarah Chaney and Kim Mackrael
    When coronavirus cases began surging across the South this summer, the region seemed destined for the same economic setback the Northeast suffered during the spring. But by the end of summer, the South’s economy remained largely unscathed from the wave of infections. Its unemployment rate had fallen to 6.9%, the lowest of any region in August. The number of people employed was 6% lower in August than in February, before most of the country locked down, compared with declines of 10.6% in the Northeast, 8.2% in the West and 7% in the Midwest. Consumers continued to spend at relatively high...
  • Larry Raymond Nichols R.I.P.

    10/09/2020 12:59:50 PM PDT · by dbehsman · 54 replies
    Legacy.com ^ | Sept. 27, 2020
    I looked all over FreeRepublic, and couldn't find anything on Larry's passing. I just happened to stumble upon it a few minutes ago myself on Larry's YouTube channel. Larry was a good guy who spent years fighting against the Clintons every which way he could. Even throughout his long illness, he still fought. May God rest his soul and bring comfort and peace to his family.
  • Cotton: Americans want judges 'who understand the difference between making the law and applying the law'

    09/21/2020 8:08:00 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | Angelica Stabile
    Senator says Dems view Supreme Court as 'rubber stamp for their radical left-wing agenda'.. The Senate will not wait on processing a nominee to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark. ... With 43 days left before the presidential election, Cotton told MacCallum he’s certain Trump will be reelected and voters will return a Republican Senate majority. “[Americans] want to see judges on the Supreme Court who understand the difference between making the law and applying the law,” he said. “In part because they see what the Democrats are already...
  • EEOC Sues Kroger After Store Allegedly Fires Two Employees for Not Wearing Rainbow Heart Apron

    09/17/2020 8:51:26 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 47 replies
    Christian News Network ^ | September 17, 2020 | Heather Clark
    CONWAY, Ark. — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed suit against The Kroger Company for violating federal civil rights law in that an Arkansas location allegedly fired two employees who sought religious accommodations not to wear an apron with a rainbow heart on the bib, symbolizing homosexual and bisexual pride. “Although [Lawson and Rickerd] personally hold no animosity toward the individuals who comprise the LGBTQ community, the practices of that community violate [their] sincerely held religious belief,” the lawsuit states, according to the Miami Herald. “[Lawson and Rickerd] believed wearing the logo showed [their] advocacy of the...
  • AOC Joins Cruz, Sasse, Others in Letter to NBA’s Silver Condemning League for Betrayal of American

    10/09/2019 8:05:19 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 36 replies
    NR ^ | October 9, 2019 7:22 PM | TOBIAS HOONHOUT
    A bipartisan coalition of members of Congress sent a letter to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on Wednesday “to express our deep concern” over the NBA’s statements surrounding controversy over a tweet last week by Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey, who expressed support for pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. “It is outrageous that the Chinese Communist Party is using its economic power to suppress the speech of American inside the United States. It is also outrageous that the NBA has caved to Chinese government demands for contrition,” the letter reads. It was co-signed by eight members of Congress, including Republican...