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  • Hawaii woman pleads guilty to removing classified documents from embassy, found at dinner party

    07/21/2021 9:10:46 PM PDT · by blueplum · 22 replies
    Fox ^ | 21 Jul 2021 | Louis Casiano
    A Hawaii woman employed by the Department of Defense pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to removing classified material, which were discovered in her hotel room during a dinner party in which two foreign nationals were present, while temporarily assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Manila, Philippines. Asia Lavarello, 31, pleaded guilty to one count of knowingly removing classified information concerning U.S. national defense or foreign relations and retaining it at an unauthorized location, the Justice Department said. ... ...A search of her workplace at the Indo-Pacific Command revealed a notebook in her desk containing handwritten notes of meetings she...
  • Sham Surveillance Safeguards Vs. Tucker Carlson

    07/03/2021 6:42:29 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 29 replies
    American Conservative ^ | 2nJul, 2021 | James Bovard
    ox News host Tucker Carlson was mocked on social media this week for stating that he had been told that the National Security Agency was reading his private emails and spying on him. The usual suspects called Carlson paranoid, because there are so many checks and balances to assure the feds would never illegally target a vexatious Biden critic. However, on Tuesday, a dissent by Travis LeBlanc, a member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, revealed that one of the NSA’s most intrusive surveillance engines, XKeyscore, may be violating federal law and Americans’ rights and privacy. In...
  • Judge Blocks Florida Law On Social Media 'Censorship'

    07/01/2021 10:50:52 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    A federal judge has blocked a Florida law which sought to prevent social media firms from taking down content from political candidates, saying the measure was "wholly at odds with accepted constitutional principles" of free speech. Judge Robert Hinkle, in a ruling late Wednesday, said the law passed by the Florida legislature and signed by Governor Ron DeSantis distorted the idea of free-speech protections by placing restrictions on certain social media platforms for moderating content. The measure was approved by the state in response to the "de-platforming" of former president Donald Trump and others by large social media firms which...
  • Federal judge tosses Bronx gun case over racial makeup of grand jury

    06/29/2021 9:26:08 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    NYPost ^ | 06/29/2021 | Ben Feuerherd
    A federal judge in Manhattan tossed an indictment against a Bronx shooting suspect because of a lack of racial diversity in the White Plains grand jury pool — the first such ruling since city cases were moved to the suburban county amid the pandemic. Judge Analisa Torres sided with defendant William Scott, who had argued that black and Hispanic people were underrepresented in the grand jury pool that returned an indictment against him in June of last year. Scott was charged with possessing ammunition in connection to a shooting in the Bronx, but was charged in the Southern District of...
  • Judge Tosses Gun Case, Grand Jury Too White

    06/29/2021 9:02:01 AM PDT · by Ahithophel · 48 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 29, 2021 | Ben Feuerherd
    A federal judge in Manhattan tossed an indictment against a Bronx shooting suspect because of a lack of racial diversity in the White Plains grand jury pool — the first such ruling since city cases were moved to the suburban county amid the pandemic. Judge Analisa Torres sided with defendant William Scott, who had argued that black and Hispanic people were underrepresented in the grand jury pool that returned an indictment against him in June of last year. Scott was charged with possessing ammunition in connection to a shooting in the Bronx, but was charged in the Southern District of...
  • FARMERS BLAME THE FEDS: THE “GOVERNMENT STOLE OUR WATER!”

    06/22/2021 7:31:26 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 36 replies
    SHTFplan.com ^ | 06/17/2021 | Mac Slavo
    Farmers in the United States have reached a breaking point. They now say that what the government has done has been so disastrous that they are willing to stand off with the Feds.Farmers in Oregon are protesting because they own the water in the Upper Klamath Lake, farmer Dan Nielsen told RT’s Ruptly video agency. He stood outside an American flag-colored tent that was set up next to the canal headgates, which control the flow of irrigation water from the lake. “It’s ours and the federal government actually just stole it. No due process of law, no compensation,” Nielsen said,...
  • With Juneteenth, Federal Employees Now Get 44 Paid Days Off Each Year

    06/18/2021 6:48:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 66 replies
    Forbes ^ | Jun 17, 2021 | Adam Andrzejewsk
    Biden signed legislation giving millions of federal employees Friday off to celebrate Saturday’s new federal holiday, Juneteenth. This makes 44 paid days off for the average federal employee annually, which is nearly nine full weeks of paid-time off each year. Juneteenth is celebrated on June 19 to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. The Civil War was America’s bloodiest war, with between 752,000 and 861,000 soldiers dying on the battlefield. 49 states have already recognized Juneteenth as a holiday (South Dakota is the only holdout), though only a handful give it as a paid holiday to state...
  • Justice Dept.: Missouri governor can't void federal gun laws

    06/17/2021 12:38:31 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 87 replies
    AP via SF Gate ^ | 06 17 2021 | MICHAEL BALSAMO
    The Justice Department is warning Missouri officials that the state can’t ignore federal law, after the governor signed a bill last week that bans police from enforcing federal gun rules. In a letter sent Wednesday night and obtained by The Associated Press, Justice officials said the U.S. Constitution's Supremacy Clause outweighs the measure that Gov. Mike Parson signed into law Saturday. The new rules penalize local police departments if their officers enforce federal gun laws. SNIP President Joe Biden has made gun control laws a priority of his administration, and the House has passed two bills requiring background checks on...
  • House to vote Wednesday on making Juneteenth a federal holiday

    06/16/2021 12:26:35 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 52 replies
    TheHill ^ | 06/16/2021 | MARTY JOHNSON AND SCOTT WONG
    House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) has announced that the House will vote on making Juneteenth a federal holiday on Wednesday. The bill passed by unanimous consent in the Senate on Tuesday night, and it seems likely to pass the House, which would send the legislation creating the federal holiday to President Biden's desk.
  • Mayor Lori Lightfoot Seeks Federal Gun Control as Chicago Shootings Surge

    06/16/2021 6:28:20 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 49 replies
    breitbart ^ | 06/16/2021 | Awr Hawkins
    Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) pushed for more federal gun control Tuesday as Chicago gun violence surges and firearm-related homicides continue to increase. Breitbart News reported eight people were shot inside a residence Tuesday, leaving four dead and four wounded while 43 people were shot over the weekend in Chicago and 55 were shot the previous weekend in the city.
  • Biden administration tells federal agencies they should not require employees to be vaccinated to work on-site

    06/12/2021 1:24:07 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    The Biden administration has told federal agencies that they generally should not require their employees to be vaccinated against the coronavirus to work on-site in federal buildings or to disclose whether they are vaccinated. Employees who disclose they are unvaccinated or refuse to answer a voluntary question about vaccination status should be subject to safety requirements such as mask-wearing and social distancing, new guidance says. “The Administration strongly encourages all Americans, including Federal employees and contractors, to be vaccinated,” says a Tuesday posting by an interagency task force overseeing pandemic-related policies for the federal workplace. However, “at present, COVID-19 vaccination...
  • Federal Government Warns Americans Not to Fill Plastic Bags with Gas During Fuel Shortage

    05/12/2021 9:56:11 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 113 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/12/2021 | Charlie Spiering
    The federal government warned Americans on Wednesday not to fill plastic bags with gasoline during the ongoing fuel shortage on the East Coast. “Do not fill plastic bags with gasoline,” the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission wrote on social media on Wednesday morning.
  • Biden Steps Up Federal Efforts to Combat Domestic Extremism

    04/04/2021 3:33:07 PM PDT · by MikeSteelBe · 87 replies
    New York Times ^ | 4/4/2021 | Zolan Kanno
    WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is stepping up efforts to combat domestic extremism, increasing funding to prevent attacks, weighing strategies historically used against foreign terrorist groups and more openly warning the public about the threat. Members of the Proud Boys, a far-right group, at a rally in Portland in September. Its leaders are among the most prominent targets of the sprawling investigation into the attack on the Capitol. Members of the Proud Boys, a far-right group, at a rally in Portland in September. Its leaders are among the most prominent targets of the sprawling investigation into the attack on the...
  • Biden judicial nominee would be first Muslim federal judge in US history

    03/30/2021 1:18:36 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 59 replies
    Fox News ^ | By Tyler Olson |
    Quraishi was appointed in 2019 to be a magistrate judge in the District of New Jersey by the judges he now seeks to join on the bench. A magistrate judge is not technically considered a member of the federal bench the same way a district court or circuit judge is because the position is not outlined in the Constitution's Article III and magistrate judges are not appointed by the president. Magistrate judges are assigned by statute to oversee some matters and may also be delegated tasks by bona fide district judges. Quraishi, who is of Pakistani descent, got his law...
  • Just got a call from a "truck driver" from North Carolina trying to buy a pistol I listed - read this!!!

    03/14/2021 6:07:07 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 138 replies
    Phone call | 14 March 2021 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Okay, people on this forum KNOW by now that I tell the truth. Beware the Ides of March, one once said. I just got a phone call from a "truck driver" in North Carolina. The number is 984-302-1xxx. (Freepmail me if you want the whole number). He wanted a handgun I had posted online. This was a black man who said he was a truck driver. His phone number was from out of state, so I assumed (correctly) that his driver's license was out of state. I told him that it was a state felony to sell a weapon to...
  • Federal deficit exceeds $1 trillion in just five months: CBO

    03/08/2021 1:36:06 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    thehill ^ | 03/08/2021 | Niv Elis
    The federal deficit exceeded $1 trillion in the first five months of fiscal 2021, according to projections from the Congressional Budget Office released Monday. The deficit through February spiked to $1.048 trillion, a $423 billion increase over the same period last year. Spending this year is up 25 percent and revenues climbed 5 percent compared with the previous year.
  • CDC: Mask Order Will Be ‘Further Enforced’ by ‘Federal Authorities’

    02/03/2021 12:11:09 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/03/2021 | Hannah Bleau
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) latest order, requiring individuals to wear masks when using public transportation or residing in transportation hubs, will be “further enforced by other federal authorities,” the agency announced in its order, which went into effect this week. Under the order, individuals are required to wear masks while using public transportation, which includes “awaiting, boarding, disembarking, or traveling on airplanes, ships, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis, and ride-shares as they are traveling into, within, or out of the United States and U.S. territories,” per the CDC.
  • Federal Mask Cops To Start Targeting Travelers Today

    02/01/2021 12:38:17 PM PST · by karpov · 64 replies
    Reason ^ | February 1, 2021 | Elizabeth Nolan Brown
    Cue the federal mask cops. Americans are now required to wear masks in planes, trains, buses, subways, taxis, car services, boats, and transportation hubs, per a new order from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that took effect today. Masks must be of a style approved by the federal government and must fit properly. Failure to comply will result in being prohibited from traveling, booted from the transit in question, and potential criminal penalties. The order will be enforced by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents and "other federal authorities," as well as state and local officials. "To the...
  • Who were the rioters all across the nation? Why didn't the media investigate this?

    01/27/2021 5:21:04 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 12 replies
    The omission of news | 27 January 2021 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Was thinking long and hard after a retired school superintendent I know told me about Federal government and school budgeting. He said they must use the money they are given, no matter what, or they lose that amount in the next year's budget. I knew this about schools, but not the Federal government. Then it hit me. THAT is the source of the hatred against Trump. He was diligently trying to make government accountable for money spent and to use it efficiently, like almost all businesses have to do. Most long time Federal employees end up with very high salaries,...
  • Latest Portland anti-ICE protest prompts federal law enforcement response

    01/24/2021 3:39:15 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/24/20 | Dom Calicchio
    An Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility in Portland, Ore., was once again the target of protesters on Saturday night, according to news reports and posts on social media. "No borders! No nations! Abolish deportations!" the crowd chanted at one point, according to video footage from the scene that was shared online. Law enforcement officers from the Federal Protective Service were heard declaring an "unlawful assembly" around 10 p.m. local time and ordering the crowd to leave the area. The FPS is a unit of the Department of Homeland Security. "If you trespass on federal property with a weapon …...