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  • Migrantes dejados en Sacramento: Lo que sabemos

    06/06/2023 5:24:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    NBC News Sacramento ^ | June, 6, 2023 | Denisse Gomez
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — La comunidad de Sacramento y líderes religiosos se reunieron el martes por la mañana para hablar en apoyo de los 36 migrantes que llegaron a la ciudad. Según las autoridades, fueron trasladados a la ciudad en dos vuelos bajo circunstancias engañosas. La primera ronda de migrantes llego el viernes con 16 personas a bordo, el lunes otros 20 más. Los migrantes fueron abordaron fuera de un centro de migrantes en El Paso, Texas, y se les dijo serían reubicados a un lugar que les brindaría refugio, vivienda y oportunidades laborales, según Cecilia Flores de Sacramento Act, la...
  • Biden’s 2024 pitch highlights pragmatism over Trump’s pugilism

    06/04/2023 5:05:35 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | June 4, 2023 | By ZEKE MILLER (D-AP)
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden promised voters in 2020 that he knew how to get things done in Washington and could bring stability to the capital. It seemed like a message out of step with the more combative era brought on by Donald Trump. But Biden prevailed, and as he seeks a second term, he’s again trying to frame the race as a referendum on competence and governance, pointing to the bipartisan debt limit and budget legislation he signed on Saturday as another exemplar of the success of his approach. His approach, favoring pragmatism over Trumpian pugilism, will be...
  • California cops illegally share info with anti-abortion states, civil rights groups say

    05/27/2023 12:01:27 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    SF Gate ^ | May 27, 2023 | By Andrew Sheeler , The Sacramento Bee
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — More than 70 California law enforcement agencies are violating state law by sharing automated license plate reader (ALPR) data with out-of-state agencies, putting out-of-state abortion seekers at risk, according to a trio of civil rights groups. The Electronic Frontier Foundation and the American Civil Liberties Union chapters for both Northern and Southern California sent letters to 71 agencies — including the Folsom Police Department — giving them a June 15 deadline to stop sharing license plate data with states that criminalize abortion. On Friday, the Twitter account for Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office, which was not listed in...
  • Mar-a-Lago Worker Provided Prosecutors New Details in Trump Documents Case

    05/26/2023 1:39:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    The New York Times via Yahoo ^ | May 26, 2023 | By Alan Feuer and Maggie Haberman
    The day before a key meeting last year between a lawyer for former President Donald Trump and officials seeking the return of classified documents in Trump’s possession, a maintenance worker at the former president’s private club saw an aide moving boxes into a storage room, according to a person familiar with the matter. The maintenance worker offered to help the aide — Walt Nauta, who was Trump’s valet in the White House — move the boxes and ended up lending him a hand. But the worker had no idea what was inside the boxes, the person familiar with the matter...
  • Trump employees moved boxes at Mar-a-Lago a day before visit from feds

    05/26/2023 7:26:18 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | May 25, 2023 | BY ANDRES TRIAY, KATHRYN WATSON
    Former President Donald Trump's staff moved boxes the day before a June 2022 visit to his Mar-a-Lago residence by the FBI and a federal prosecutor, a source familiar with the matter confirmed to CBS News. Trump's team was aware of the scheduled June 2022 visit, and held a so-called dress rehearsal for the visit ahead of time, the source told CBS News. The Washington Post first reported the movement of the documents. It's unclear exactly what the boxes contained.
  • Supreme Court limits regulation of some US wetlands, making it easier to develop and destroy them

    05/26/2023 7:07:23 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | May 26, 2023 | By JOHN FLESHER (D-AP) and MICHAEL PHILLIS (D-AP)
    The U.S. Supreme Court has stripped federal agencies of authority over millions of acres of wetlands, weakening a bedrock environmental law enacted a half-century ago to cleanse the country’s badly polluted waters. A 5-4 majority significantly expanded the ability of farmers, homebuilders and other developers to dig up or fill wetlands near rivers, lakes and streams, finding the government had long overreached in limiting such activities. The ruling Thursday may nullify key parts of a rule the Biden administration imposed in December, which two federal judges already had blocked from being enforced in 26 states. It’s the latest turn in...
  • New glimpse into documents case suggests a fateful new reckoning is looming over Trump

    05/18/2023 7:40:45 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    CNN ^ | May 18, 2023 | Analysis by Stephen Collinson, CNN
    CNN — Latest revelations from the special counsel’s probe into ex-President Donald Trump’s handling of classified documents deepen a sense that a grave political moment is approaching. An exclusive CNN report that appears to point to a core weakness in Trump’s case is reinforcing the possibility that the 2024 presidential contender is in a heap of legal trouble. Possible evidence that Trump knew that his claims that he could simply declassify material on a whim were false highlight his characteristic belief that laws and codes of presidential behavior do not apply to him. This is a factor that made his...
  • After Years of Political Hype, the Durham Inquiry Failed to Deliver

    05/17/2023 2:19:53 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 77 replies
    The New York Times via Yahoo ^ | May 17, 2023 | By Charlie Savage
    WASHINGTON — The limping conclusion to John Durham’s four-year investigation of the Russia inquiry underscores a recurring dilemma in U.S. government: how to shield sensitive law enforcement investigations from politics without creating prosecutors who can run amok, never to be held to account. At a time when special counsels are proliferating — there have been four since 2017, two of whom are still at work — the much-hyped investigation by Durham, a special counsel, into the Russia inquiry ended with a whimper that stood in contrast to the countless hours of political furor that spun off from it. Durham delivered...
  • How the American Dream convinces people loneliness is normal

    05/16/2023 1:44:22 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | May 16, 2023 | By TED ANTHONY
    NEW YORK (AP) — At the end of “The Searchers,” one of John Wayne’s most renowned Westerns, a kidnapped girl has been rescued and a family reunited. As the closing music swells, Wayne’s character looks around at his kin — people who have other people to lean on — and then walks off toward the dusty West Texas horizon, lonesome and alone. It’s a classic example of a fundamental American tall tale — that of a nation built on notions of individualism, a male-dominated story filled with loners and “rugged individualists” who suck it up, do what needs to be...
  • Trump’s Second-Term Goal: Shattering the Norms He Didn’t Already Break

    05/12/2023 1:41:56 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    The New York Times via Yahoo ^ | May 12, 2023 | By Shane Goldmacher, Jonathan Swan, Maggie Haberman and Stephanie Lai
    In little over an hour, Donald Trump suggested the United States should default on its debts for the first time in history, injected doubt over the country’s commitment to defending Ukraine from Russia’s invasion, dangled pardons for most of the Capitol rioters convicted of crimes and refused to say he would abide by the results of the next presidential election. The second-term vision Trump sketched out at a CNN town hall event Wednesday would represent a sharp departure from core American values that have been at the bedrock of the nation for decades: its creditworthiness, its credibility with international allies...
  • George Soros Fund Nears $400M deal to Buy Vice Media Out of Bankruptcy: Report

    05/08/2023 12:01:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 8, 2023 | Alexandra Steigrad
    Bankruptcy-bound Vice Media will reportedly be bought out of Chapter 11 by investors who include billionaire George Soros for about $400 million — after the Brooklyn-based company was once valued at nearly $6 billion. The cash-strapped media company has been prepping for the bankruptcy filing after failing to find a buyer over the past year, The Post reported last week. The company’s post-bankruptcy arrangement will be to sell itself to the Soros Fund Management — founded by the 92-year-old left-wing activist — and Fortress Investment Group in a deal that would value the once-high-flying Vice at just $400 million, the...
  • South Dakota reporter charged for making prank call from Gov. Noem's personal cell number

    05/06/2023 8:08:48 AM PDT · by CFW · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/4/23 | staff
    Austin Goss, who has been fired from his position at Dakota News Now, reportedly used software to make prank calls to former South Dakota GOP chairman Dan Lederman appear as though they came from Gov. Kristi Noem's personal cellphone number. Goss could face up to a year in jail and $2,000 in fines for a misdemeanor charge of making threatening, harassing, or misleading contacts. The pre-recorded call Lederman received used the voice of a mafia member accusing him of stealing boxes of vaccines, using lines like "You telling me you didn't tell Vito that you were gonna try to move...
  • Jordan Neely’s death reflects the inhumane consequences of being homeless, experts say

    05/06/2023 6:28:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    NBC News / Comcast ^ | May 5, 2023 | By Char Adams (D-NBC) and Claretta Bellamy (D-NBC)
    The death of Jordan Neely reveals a wide societal belief that “any homeless person is likely to be violent or likely to attack them,” one expert said. Protesters gathered on crowded subway platforms across New York City and marched down city streets in the days after a subway rider killed Jordan Neely, 30, by placing him in a chokehold for several minutes on a train in the middle of the day. Advocacy groups and Neely’s supporters are demanding justice, requesting social services for people with mental health issues and calling attention to local policies that, they say, further marginalize unhoused...
  • Black Americans say white vigilantism played a role in Jordan Neely’s homicide

    05/06/2023 6:25:56 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 72 replies
    NBC News / Comcast ^ | May 5, 2023 | By Curtis Bunn (D-NBC)
    “It reignites the terror in the souls of Black folks when we witness these killings of our people without trial, without jury, without adjudication,” one psychologist said. In the moments before New York City subway entertainer Jordan Neely was killed on an F train in lower Manhattan in the middle of the day, a witness said he had been yelling, asking for food and saying that he didn’t care if he went to jail. For Donald Grant, a clinical psychologist in Los Angeles, the deadly act represents a white vigilantism that has become an ever-present threat to Black Americans, manifested...
  • Biden, Harris mark Cinco de Mayo with quesadilla, churros

    05/05/2023 11:26:46 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden celebrated Cinco de Mayo on Friday by stepping out for a quesadilla and tacos at a Washington food hall. His unannounced visit prompted one onlooker to remark, “This is the most D.C. thing that’s ever happened to me.” Biden was joined by Vice President Kamala Harris at Taqueria Habanero, in the Edgewood neighborhood of the capital. The president paid in cash for his order and posed with staff for pictures. Aides said Biden ordered a chicken quesadilla and churros, as well as an assortment of tacos for White House staff. To the people peering...
  • Chinese Man Who Reported on COVID-19 to Be Released After 3 Years

    05/01/2023 1:32:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 30 Apr 2023
    Chinese authorities were preparing on Sunday (Apr 30) to release a man who disappeared three years ago after publicising videos of overcrowded hospitals and bodies during the COVID-19 outbreak, a relative and another person familiar with his case said. Fang Bin and other members of the public who were dubbed citizen journalists posted details of the pandemic in early 2020 on the internet and social media, embarrassing Chinese officials who faced criticism for failing to control the outbreak. The last video Fang, a seller of traditional Chinese clothing, posted on Twitter was of a piece of paper reading, “All citizens...
  • ABC News Cuts Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Vaccine Remarks Out of Interview

    04/28/2023 2:19:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    An ABC News host admitted the network edited statements Robert F. Kennedy Jr. made about the COVID-19 vaccine out of an exclusive interview it conducted with the longshot Democratic presidential candidate. “We should note that during our conversation, Kennedy made false claims about the COVID-19 vaccines,” anchor Linsey Davis said in a disclaimer when the interview aired Thursday. “We’ve used our editorial judgment in not including extended portions of that exchange in our interview.” “Data shows that the COVID-19 vaccine has prevented millions of hospitalizations and deaths from the disease,” Davis added. “He also made misleading claims about the relationship...
  • ‘Cowardly’ lib editors called out in brutal takedown: Tucker did something you’re too ‘scared’ to do!

    04/27/2023 5:33:21 PM PDT · by jacknhoo · 28 replies
    American Wire News ^ | April 27, 2023 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Activist Jose Vega interrupted a Columbia Journalism School panel during the “FaultLines: Democracy” conference and demanded answers on some very uncomfortable topics such as the Nord Stream pipeline, Russiagate, Syria, and the war in Ukraine. “Oh, is this the lecture hall with Seymour Hersh?” he asked the press panel and was met with shocked silence. “I’m looking for the one with Seymour Hersh because it’s a policy and press hall event. So, shouldn’t we be talking about the Nord Stream since that’s the biggest story of the century?” he bluntly asked them. “Any you guys, you know… I mean, you...
  • Revisionists attempt to whitewash Jan. 6 riot with ‘Justice for All’ song

    04/21/2023 5:20:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | April 21, 2023 | By DAVID KLEPPER (D-AP)
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The song is simple and tinny, but that hasn’t stopped it from being embraced by former President Donald Trump and his allies in their campaign to rewrite the history of the deadly Capitol riot. The tune, “Justice for All,” is the Star-Spangled Banner, and it was sung by a group of defendants jailed over their alleged roles in the January 2021 insurrection. Recorded over a prison phone line, the national anthem sounds more like a dirge than celebration and is overlaid with Trump reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Despite its low fidelity, “Justice for All” has garnered...
  • Democrat Stacey Plaskett Threatens ‘Twitter Files’ Journalist Matt Taibbi With Prison

    04/20/2023 3:09:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 20, 2023 | Josh Christenson
    A Democratic delegate to Congress appears to have threatened “Twitter Files” journalist Matt Taibbi with up to five years in prison for purportedly lying under oath when he testified before Congress last month. Stacey Plaskett (D-USVI) made the threat in an April 13 letter to Taibbi, accusing the Racket News journalist of contradicting his congressional testimony about Twitter in a subsequent interview with MSNBC host Mehdi Hasan, according to a copy of the letter obtained by The Intercept reporter Lee Fang. Hasan invited Taibbi onto his show after his March 9 testimony before the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of...