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  • Olympic gold medalist Rafer Johnson, who helped bring Summer Games to L.A., dies at 86

    12/02/2020 12:34:20 PM PST · by DFG · 22 replies
    LA Times ^ | 12/02/2020 | Scott Wilson
    Rafer Johnson, the breathtaking Olympic gold medal winner who became an adored symbol of good sportsmanship and civic generosity, died Wednesday at his home in Sherman Oaks. He was 86. The Olympian’s death was confirmed by his family. Johnson’s legacy was interwoven with Los Angeles’ history, beginning with his performances as a world-class athlete at UCLA, and punctuated by the night in 1968 when he helped disarm Robert F. Kennedy’s assassin at the Ambassador Hotel. The son of Texas farmworkers who moved to California when he was young, Johnson rose to become the World’s Greatest Athlete, the unofficial title bestowed...
  • Ex-Official Says He Stole 1948 Election for Johnson (1977 article)

    11/11/2020 7:11:54 PM PST · by rintintin · 29 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 31 1977 | New York Times
    ALICE, Tex., July 30—A former Texas ivoting official, seeking “peace of mind,” says he certified enough fictitious ballots to steal an election 29 years ago and launch Lyndon Johnson on the path that led to the Presidency. The disclosure was made by Luis Salas, who was the election judge for Jim Wells County's Box 13, which produced just enough votes in the 1948 Texas Democratic primary runoff to give Mr. Johnson the party's nomination for the United States Senate, dun tantamount to elec ion. “Johnson did not win that election—it was stolen for him and I know exactly how it...
  • Lindsey Graham and Ron Johnson pass on subpoenaing Hunter Biden - for now

    11/01/2020 4:34:57 PM PST · by Libloather · 56 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/01/20 | Jerry Dunleavy
    Two Republican Senate chairman said on Sunday they will not at this time subpoena Hunter Biden to ask the son of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden about his family's foreign business dealings, including with shady Chinese businessmen. Appearing in the first of back-to-back interviews on Sunday Morning Futures on Fox News, two days before Election Day, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham deflected by saying the matter falls under the jurisdiction of Senate Homeland Security Chairman Ron Johnson. When Johnson appeared minutes later, the Wisconsin Republican said he wanted more documentation and witness interviews before seeking a subpoena. Both senators...
  • GOP challenger claims Omar has repeatedly canceled debates [ Minnesota - Republican Lacy Johnson ]

    10/23/2020 5:30:05 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Alpha News ^ | October 23, 2020 | Anthony Gockowski
    The incumbents in every other congressional district have debated their opponents, with the exception of Rep. Betty McCollum. U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Republican challenger claimed that the first-term congresswoman has repeatedly backed out of forums and debates, making her one of the only incumbents who hasn’t participated in a debate. Republican Lacy Johnson called on Omar to agree to a debate before the Nov. 3 election in a statement issued this week. “Representative Omar’s entire time spent in Congress, in addition to her candidacy, has been plagued with scandal. Recently questions have been raised surrounding her campaign engaging in criminal...
  • Hunters Laptop: Computer shop owner contacted the Senate Committee on Sept 24th (new Johnson letter)

    10/17/2020 12:47:32 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 88 replies
    NEW + READ #2020Election Republican @SenRonJohnson letter to @FBI Director Wray today that on Sept 24, the day after his Ukraine/Biden report with @ChuckGrassley , "a whistleblower" contacted committee + said he had possession of "a laptop left in his business by Hunter Biden." Wray has until 10/22 to answer questions about FBI technical analysis + “the committee must know whether the FBI has assessed the validity of materials the whistleblower has provided + what, if any, actions FBI has taken since obtaining this information
  • Former Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson sued for alleged sexual misconduct, accused of tampering with evidence in incident that led to his firing

    10/16/2020 9:12:35 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Ex-Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson allegedly committed “shockingly violent” acts of sexual assault against his former driver, an officer who was with him on the controversial night that ultimately led to his firing last year. In a lawsuit filed late Wednesday, Officer Cynthia Donald said Johnson raped and abused her repeatedly for more than three years, and later destroyed evidence of that abuse on his cellphone when the city Inspector General was investigating his conduct.
  • Infected senator vows ‘moon suit’ to vote Trump’s court pick [Ron Johnson]

    10/05/2020 11:14:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 6, 2020 | Lisa Mascaro
    Shuttered by COVID-19 infections, the Republican-led Senate is refusing to delay confirmation of President Donald Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court. They are even willing to make special arrangements so sick senators can vote for Judge Amy Coney Barrett, and Democrats appear powerless to stop them. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., said Monday that he’ll go to the Capitol “in a moon suit” to vote if he’s still testing positive for the coronavirus, which has killed more than 209,000 Americans and infected millions. The push to put conservative Judge Amy Coney Barrett on the high court before Nov. 3 is like...
  • Ron Johnson says November election is 'for all the marbles'

    10/04/2020 4:43:04 AM PDT · by RandFan · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/04/20 07:00 AM EDT | BY CELINE CASTRONUOVO
    Republican Sen. Ron Johnson (Wis.) said Sunday that if Democratic nominee Joe Biden wins the presidential election next month, “America would change forever" adding that in his view, “this election is for all the marbles.” “America would change forever. This election is for all the marbles. The Senate Democrats would pack the court. They would get rid of the filibuster so they could enact all these crazy socialist… policies,” Johnson told John Catsimatidis Sunday on his radio show “The Cats Roundtable” on WABC 77 AM. The senator was referring to calls from some Democrats to add more justices to the...
  • Republican U.S. Senator Ron Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus

    10/03/2020 6:22:54 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 119 replies
    BREAKING: Republican U.S. Senator Ron Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus
  • Sen. Ron Johnson subpoenas FBI over Russia, defends Biden probe

    08/10/2020 4:54:43 AM PDT · by RandFan · 1 replies
    tmj4 ^ | Aug 10 | AP
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Ron Johnson says he has subpoenaed the FBI to produce documents to his committee related to the Trump-Russia investigation.</p> <p>The Wisconsin senator also Monday defended a separate investigation he's leading into Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and Ukraine, even as Democrats say the probe has the effect of amplifying Russian propaganda and as U.S. intelligence officials say they've assessed that Russia is working to denigrate Biden ahead of the November election.</p>
  • Grassley, Johnson Blast Democrats For Launching Disinformation Campaign To Derail Biden Probe

    07/28/2020 7:35:31 PM PDT · by bitt · 6 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 7/28/2020 | tristan justice
    Two top Republican senators spearheading an investigation into the Biden family’s conflicts of interest while serving at the upper echelons of government blasted Democrats Tuesday for attempting to derail the Senate probe with fewer than 100 days until a presidential election. Congressional Democrats, desperate to shut the three-year investigation down over fears that it might damage their presidential nominee’s chance to capture the White House this fall, have launched a disinformation campaign by accusing Senate Republicans of accepting help from the Russian government, a favorite tactic. Earlier this month, Democrat leadership demanded an FBI briefing over claims of Russian intelligence...
  • Sens. Johnson, Grassley accuse Democrats of 'disinformation' about their foreign interference probe

    07/28/2020 7:31:48 PM PDT · by bitt · 1 replies ^ | 7/28/2020 | Alex Nitzberg
    'These attempts to discredit our investigation only serve to increase our curiosity: what are the Democrats and many in the media so afraid of us finding?' the Republican lawmakers wrote. Top Senate Republicans Ron Johnson and Chuck Grassley on Tuesday accused chamber Democrats of leaking information and spreading disinformation in an effort to discredit their investigation into national security and foreign election interference. Johnson, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Grassley, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, made their argument in letter to the top Democrats on their respective committees. The senators say their letter...
  • GOP senators debate replacing Columbus Day with Juneteenth as a federal holiday

    07/01/2020 11:50:59 AM PDT · by rintintin · 129 replies
    Republican senators are debating whether Juneteenth, a day that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States, should replace Columbus Day on the federal government's list of official holidays. A bipartisan bill sponsored by Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) to make Juneteenth a federal holiday is being held up by an internal Senate GOP squabble. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), an outspoken budget hawk, doesn't want to add another paid holiday to the calendar. Johnson says if Juneteenth is made a federal holiday, another paid federal holiday should come off the schedule. He's proposing scrapping Columbus Day but is open to...
  • David Cameron leads former PMs attacking 'mistake' of scrapping DfID — as Boris Johnson says combining it with Foreign Office will end UK being used as 'giant cashpoint in the sky' [Department for International Development]

    06/16/2020 3:31:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 17:36 EDT, 16 June 2020 | David Wilcock
    Former Conservative prime minister David Cameron lashed out at Boris Johnson today, branding his decision to axe the UK’s foreign aid department a “mistake”. In what is believed to be his first policy intervention since quitting in 2016. ex-premier Mr. Cameron joined his Labour predecessors to criticize Mr. Johnson’s decision to scrap the Department for International Development. The Prime Minister told MPs in the Commons today it will be merged into the Foreign Office to create the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, in a bid to “maximize British influence” overseas. He said the move would “unite our aid with our...
  • County Judge To RNC: No Convention In Dallas Despite Governor’s Invitation

    06/10/2020 5:28:54 AM PDT · by DFG · 38 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 06/09/2020 | KAREN TOWNSEND
    It isn’t even clear if Dallas is on the RNC’s shortlist of convention sites now that North Carolina has lost it but Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins wants to make his opinion known – he’s a firm no on the city hosting it. Jenkins cites his concern for the potential of a large gathering spreading the coronavirus. Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson, also a Democrat, has not extended an invitation to the RNC to host the convention in that city, though the city bid on hosting the 2016 convention. But even if he did, Jenkins says he’s a hard no:
  • Three arrested after attempt to drive truck with drugs onto Seymour Johnson AFB

    06/02/2020 3:46:56 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    WRAL ^ | 6/01/20
    GOLDSBORO, N.C. - Three people face drug and trespassing charges after they tried to drive a rented truck carrying marijuana and methamphetamine onto Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. Goldsboro police were called to the Slocumb Street Gate on May 29 at approximately 4:45 p.m. There they found three people inside a U-Haul van that had been leased May 25 and had been due back May 26. They saw marijuana inside the truck and, after a further search, found smoking pipes, methamphetamine precursor chemicals and a large pit bull. The dog was taken to the Wayne County Animal Shelter.
  • Sen. Ron Johnson says there was 'total corruption' in transition between Obama and Trump administrations

    05/31/2020 4:38:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/31/20 | Andrew O'Reilly
    Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, said on Sunday that he saw “total corruption” in the transition between the presidency of Barack Obama and that of Donald Trump. Speaking on “Sunday Morning Futures,” Johnson called the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 “corrupt” and slammed the media for reporting on leaked information. “What we saw was a total corruption that before, during and after this transition. It's incredibly serious,” Johnson said. “What we know is corrupt investigations, the misuse of defensive briefings, all the media leaks, and, of course, the Obama administration holdovers....
  • GOP chairman to seek subpoena power in investigation of Russia probe

    05/28/2020 10:20:03 AM PDT · by RandFan · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/28/20 12:31 PM EDT | BY JORDAIN CARNEY
    Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) will force a vote next week on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee to decide whether or not he has the authority to issue subpoenas as part of his investigation into the FBI's probe of 2016 Russian election meddling and the Trump campaign. Johnson, who chairs the panel, announced the committee vote for Thursday, June 4. The committee will vote on a "motion to authorize the Chairman to issue subpoenas for records and testimony to U.S. Government agencies and to individuals relating to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Crossfire Hurricane Investigation, the DOJ Inspector General's...
  • Zeroing-In: Grassley and Johnson Ask DNI Grenell for Declassified Unmasking List in 2017 – Timing Relates to NSA Database Exploits…

    05/19/2020 8:06:17 PM PDT · by bitt · 10 replies
    rom Senator Chuck Grassley and Senator Ron Johnson asking DNI Richard “Ric” Grenell to declassify and release all of the unmasking requests from January 2016 to January 2017. Results to be provided in tranches if needed. Within the letter (pdf here) the senators appear to be targeting specific dates for cross referencing with previously identified NSA database abuses. Some of their inquiry appears to be guided by ‘open source’ reporting on the issue. (see letter) This approach is very interesting because “unmasking” would be an outcome of creating some form of intelligence reporting. Perhaps a CIA report; perhaps part of...
  • Johnson, Grassley demand new FBI documents after explosive Russia case revelations

    04/16/2020 7:23:31 PM PDT · by bitt · 17 replies ^ | 4/16/2020 | Alex Nitzberg
    Senators send letter to FBI Director Wray after declassified footnotes exposed new missteps in probe of Trump campaign. Two Republican Senate committee chairman demanded Thursday that FBI Director Christopher Wray turn over new materials from the bureau’s bungled Russia collusion probe after newly declassified evidence raised new questions about agents’ failure to vet a key informant. In a letter to Wray, Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs chairman, and Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, the Senate Committee on Finance chairman, expressed concerns the investigation was tainted by "Russian disinformation." The FBI's Crossfire Hurricane investigation filed...