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  • Elvis Presley’s Granddaughter Hard Stops Graceland Auction

    05/22/2024 6:54:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    UltimateClassicRock ^ | Published: May 22, 2024 | Billy Dukes
    Elvis Presley's granddaughter sent an investment company intent on auctioning off Graceland running. Riley Keough didn't just convince a judge to block the auction of Graceland on Thursday. The actor's legal response scared off Naussany Investments and Private Lending LLC for good. Elvis Presley Enterprises (Graceland) labeled claims made by Naussany as fraudulent upon learning they planned to auction Graceland to get back money loaned to Lisa Marie Presley in 2018. Keough's lawyer said the loan never happened and Naussany "appears to be a false entity created for the purpose of defrauding." A quick family tree is necessary to understand...
  • Top House Democrat's sister loses crowded deep blue primary despite endorsements from 'Squad' (Susheela Jayapal in Oregon)

    05/22/2024 5:07:21 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/22/24 | Andrew Mark Miller
    Maxine Dexter won the Democratic Primary in Oregon's 3rd Congressional District on Tuesday, defeating a crowded field of progressives that included the sister of Congressional Progressive Caucus Chair Pramila Jayapal. Dexter won the primary to replace outgoing Democratic Rep. Earl Blumenauer, who had served in Congress since 1996, in a district covering much of Portland, Oregon, which is reliably blue and unlikely to be won by a Republican in November. Susheela Jayapal, a former county commissioner, was endorsed by U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and several members of the far-left "Squad" House Democrats, including Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New...
  • FBI raids office of controversial Soros-funded Mississippi DA and the cigar shop he owns

    05/22/2024 3:13:50 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/22/24 | Germania Rodriguez Poleo
    Several properties used by a Mississippi district attorney have been raided by the FBI. Democratic Hinds County District Attorney Jody Owen's office was raided on Wednesday, as was the Downtown Cigar Company, a tobacco shop and lounge he owns in Jackson, per Idaho News. The reason behind the searches has not been revealed by officials. FBI spokesman Marshay Lawson said in a statement: 'The FBI is executing federal search warrants at the multiple locations. 'The affidavit in support of the search warrants has been sealed by the court and so I am prohibited from commenting further. There is no threat...
  • Small town Oregon residents turns on local swimming pool for letting transgender woman change in ladies locker rooms in front of children

    05/22/2024 8:19:29 AM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 21, 2024 | Rachel Bowman
    Outrage erupted at an Oregon swimming pool after it was claimed a transgender woman was seen undressing in front of women and children. One woman said she feared for her safety after the incident in the locker room at the Newport Recreation and Aquatic Center, reported KATU. 'We do not want our children to see persons of the opposite sex or persons transitioning to the opposite sex undressed or nude,' said Newport resident Linda Dinerstein at a council meeting on the issue Monday. The issue was brought up after the parks and recreation said they had been 'fielding questions' related...
  • Montana couple who lost custody of 14-year-old daughter after refusing to let her transition to a boy using drugs off AMAZON claims she was taken without a warrant as they sue the state

    05/22/2024 8:07:35 AM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 22, 2024 | Germania Rodriguez Poleo
    A Montana couple who lost custody of their 14-year-old daughter after refusing to let her transition claims the teen was taken by the state without a warrant. Todd and Krista Kolstads filed state and federal lawsuits claiming their child, born Jennifer but currently identifying as Leo, was taken from them because they opposed their gender transition due to their religious beliefs. In one of the suits, they claim the state's Child Protective Services lied to a court judge in order to take the 14-year-old child without a warrant, as reported by the Daily Montanan. The teen was removed from their...
  • Secret Service denies involvement in Hunter Biden gun fiasco — despite FBI doc claiming otherwise

    05/22/2024 2:39:02 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/21/24 | Victor Nava, Josh Christenson
    The Secret Service doubled down Tuesday, once again denying that agents attempted to retrieve paperwork from the gun store where Hunter Biden infamously purchased a Colt Cobra revolver that his sister-in-law-turned-lover later tossed in a garbage bin. The agency’s latest denial, however, comes after federal court filings on Monday showed that the FBI interviewed the owner of the StarQuest Shooter gun store in Wilmington, Del., who said that both Delaware State Police and Secret Service agents visited his business the day after the .38-caliber revolver went missing. “There is no change in our statement,” Anthony Guglielmi, chief of communications for...
  • Hunter Biden’s ex-wife, sister-in-law-turned-lover to take witness stand in his gun trial

    05/22/2024 1:27:31 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/21/24 | Josh Christenson
    Hunter Biden, this is your life! The first son’s ex-wife and a pair of his former lovers are slated to testify in Delaware federal court about his crack cocaine addiction as he heads to trial on weapons charges beginning June 3. Hunter’s former spouse Kathleen Buhle, his sister-in-law-turned-lover Hallie Biden and ex-girlfriend Zoe Kestan all have memories of the now-54-year-old’s near-constant drug use during the period in October 2018 when he lied about his addiction and purchased a handgun, according to Monday court filings. Hunter deliberately claimed on a federal background check form that he was neither a user of...
  • Atlanta mom disrupts school awards ceremony after her son didn't win anything

    05/21/2024 6:06:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 75 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/21/24 | Kamal Saltan
    A mother in Atlanta disrupted an awards ceremony at her son's school after he did not receive any prizes. She stood up in middle of the event and walked up to the front of the stage before ranting after her child did not win anything. The person presenting the award was forced to apologize to those in attendance and tried to de-escalate the situation. The incident was caught on video and shared to X where it has been viewed more than 500,000 times. In the clip, the mother is heard shouting at the person who is presenting the awards but...
  • Wild riot breaks out at Florida skating rink after party is canceled

    05/21/2024 6:25:28 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 65 replies
    NY Post ^ | 05/21/2024 | Greg Wehner
    Florida law enforcement officials arrested 23 juveniles and six adults after a wild brawl erupted outside a Brandon skating rink when a party was canceled on Saturday night. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to a call from an off-duty deputy at Astro Skate at about 9:20 p.m. on Saturday, requesting help with a large crowd that was fighting in the parking lot. Investigators learned the fight broke out after a planned party was canceled when the individuals hosting the private party failed to hire an off-duty deputy for the event, which Astro Skate requires. Since the requirement...
  • California town outraged as traffic lights are replaced with stop signs to deter homeless people from stealing copper

    05/20/2024 9:05:25 AM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 20, 2024 | Sophie Mann
    The city of Oakland recently removed traffic lights from one busy intersection and replaced them with stop signs after the electrical boxes that controlled the traffic lights were repeatedly tampered with and copper from them was stolen. Local residents and those who own businesses in the area say the issue with the traffic lights stems from the nearby homeless encampment, which has grown over the years. The owner of a vehicle repair shop on the corner of the intersection, Tam Le, said the city is signaling that it is 'giving up on us,' by installing the stop signs. It is...
  • Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi, 63, is confirmed dead after 'no sign of life' was found at helicopter crash site

    05/20/2024 1:20:14 AM PDT · by Libloather · 92 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/19/24 | David Averre, Andy Dolan, Stephen M. Lepore
    Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi was killed after a helicopter carrying him and other officials crashed in the mountainous northwest reaches of Iran on Sunday. Raisi, 63, was confirmed dead by Iranian media today along with Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian, Governor of Eastern Azerbaijan province Malek Rahmati and Tabriz's Friday prayer Imam Mohammad Ali Alehashem. Two pilots and three other Iranian officials and security guards also perished in the crash. Grainy drone footage from Iranian and Turkish news agencies showed how the helicopter had smashed apart on landing, and an Iranian official said the search teams who located the wreckage...
  • Judge Overseeing Trump’s Jan. 6 Case Rules Against Jack Smith

    05/19/2024 4:39:13 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    State of the Union ^ | 5/19/24 | Andrew Rodriguez
    A federal judge ruled against Jack Smith in the ‘election interference’ case against Donald Trump. The judge restricted Smith’s actions after Trump’s legal team accused Smith of violating a stay order. Trump’s team appealed to determine if he’s covered by presidential immunity. The judge agreed with Trump’s team, restricting further substantive pretrial motions. However, the judge refused to hold Smith and his prosecutors in contempt due to unclear restrictions. "The court agrees … diligent defense counsel will need to conduct a preliminary review of each substantive motion the Government files in order to know whether they need to take further...
  • Extremists plotting protests at Democratic Convention include Missouri man charged with spying for Russia, sparking fears Kremlin could seek to unleash chaos in Chicago

    05/19/2024 2:45:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/19/24 | Miles Dilworth
    Extremists plotting to wreak havoc at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) include a Missouri man charged with spying for Russia, sparking fears the Kremlin could seek to unleash chaos at the conference. Police are already braced for massive protests at the August convention, with agitators threatening a throwback to 1968 when the event turned into a bloodbath. In recent weeks, clashes at university campuses over the Israel-Hamas conflict have raised concerns that the far left is ramping up plans for a major show of force. But can now reveal that those plotting to bring chaos to the streets of...
  • Biden mocked for apparent small showing of supporters in Dem city: 'Nobody cared' (Atlanta)

    05/19/2024 1:00:20 PM PDT · by Libloather · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/19/24 | Emma Colton
    Critics on social media dragged President Biden over video footage showing what appeared to be a small showing of supporters greeting the president’s motorcade in the deep blue city of Atlanta, where he held a fundraising event and delivered Morehouse College’s commencement speech. "Crooked Joe Biden – dazed and confused, as usual – shuffles down the short stairs in Atlanta ahead of his day of pandering. He ignores questions," RNC research posted Saturday as Biden landed in the city. "If a presidential motorcade passes through town but absolutely nobody cares – did it really pass through town?" RNC Research asked...
  • Undeniable Proof That Biden Received Monthly Payments From Hunter’s Business Entity (Owaso PC)

    05/19/2024 5:19:22 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    State of the Union ^ | 5/18/24 | Claire O'Hare
    House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer claimed that a business operated by Hunter Biden made monthly payments to President Joe Biden, backed by a subpoenaed bank record showing funds flowing from Owaso PC to Joe Biden. The committee alleges that Hunter Biden’s business account received payments from Chinese-state-linked companies and other foreign entities, implicating Joe Biden in his son’s business activities. The panel also released an email expressing concerns over money from China going to Hunter Biden, raising questions about the Biden family’s business dealings. Comer called for accountability, accusing the Bidens of corruption. “Hunter Biden is...
  • The Most Popular Catholic Outside the Vatican: Bishop Barron

    05/18/2024 6:13:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 12, 2024 | Timothy H.J. Nerozzi
    Fox News Digital shadowed Bishop Robert Barron for a day and spoke with him about the death of New Atheism, partisan politics, stand-up comedy, and why he's not a fan of public excommunicationsIt's common knowledge that the most widely followed Catholic prelate in the world is Pope Francis — Bishop of Rome, Successor to the Prince of the Apostles, and Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church. But less obvious is the runner-up — Robert Barron, bishop of Winona-Rochester, online evangelist and founder of Word on Fire Ministries. Barron doesn’t hold any special position in the Catholic Church’s hierarchy. On paper,...
  • John Madden Statue Unveiling in Carmel-By-The-Sea

    05/18/2024 6:03:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    KSBW ^ | May 17, 2024 | Naveed Habibelahian
    Legendary coach John Madden had a statue of himself unveiled today in front of Bruno's Market and Deli in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Organizers say it will serve as a lasting tribute to the iconic coach and broadcaster who would frequently visit the deli while he lived in Carmel. The project took nearly a year to complete.
  • Dying Marine vet, 98, finally gets high school diploma while receiving hospice care after dropping out of school to fight in World War Two

    05/18/2024 4:25:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/18/24 | Noa Halff
    A dying Marine veteran was finally handed his high school diploma while receiving hospice care after dropping out to fight in World War Two over eight decades ago. Richard Remp, a 98-year-old marine veteran in hospice care, left school at 17 years of age to serve in World War II, before later continuing his service in Korea and Vietnam. But on Friday he was finally handed the high school diploma he had longed for all these years but never received. Remp told local San Antonio NBC affiliate NEWS4SA: 'On behalf of myself and the Marine Corps, I thank you very...
  • Hunter Biden's lawyers seek to delay California tax trial

    05/18/2024 3:10:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    UPI ^ | 5/17/24 | Simon Druker
    May 17 (UPI) -- Attorneys for Hunter Biden asked a California judge to push the date for his upcoming tax trial to September or later. The trial, accusing Biden of taking part in a tax conspiracy is scheduled to begin June 20, a little more than weeks after he is set to appear in Delaware for a trial on gun charges. The Delaware trial is set to begin on June 3, with Biden's lawyers saying they expect his counsel to remain there until at least June 14 in their submissions to U.S. District Court Judge Mark Scarsi for the delay...
  • Former Trump lawyer John Eastman pleads not guilty in Arizona election case

    05/18/2024 2:40:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    KIRO7 ^ | 5/17/24 | Theresa Seiger
    PHOENIX — Attorney John Eastman pleaded not guilty in a Phoenix courthouse on Friday to state charges that he schemed to keep former President Donald Trump in power after he lost the 2020 presidential election, according to multiple reports. Eastman, who advised Trump’s 2020 campaign, appeared briefly before a judge and later told reporters, “I’m confident that with the laws faithfully applied, I will be fully exonerated,” The New York Times reported. “I had zero communications with the electors in Arizona (and) zero involvement in any of the election litigation in Arizona or legislative hearings,” he said, according to The...