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  • Boston “Abolishes” Special SWAT Team That Captured Marathon Bomber

    08/05/2020 10:44:44 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 45 replies
    hotair ^ | August 2, 2020 | JAZZ SHAW
    If you happen to be an aspiring domestic terrorist, particularly in or around Boston, with a hankering to blow up a marathon or some other large, public event, it’s been a pretty good week for you. First we learned that Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s death penalty sentence has been revoked. (At least temporarily.) And now we find out that the elite Boston Transit SWAT team that was widely celebrated for bringing Tsarnaev to justice has been unceremoniously disbanded. Officers assigned to the highly-trained unit were told to turn in their special equipment and return to more regular duty. (CBS...
  • Congress demands US universities hand over all records of foreign donations

    08/04/2020 9:45:16 AM PDT · by bitt · 26 replies
    nyPOST ^ | 8/3/2020 | ebony bowden
    Congress wrote to the nation’s top universities on Monday demanding they hand over all records of donations they have accepted from foreign governments and rogue regimes, citing concerns that the multimillion-dollar gifts are a growing national security threat, The Post can reveal. The letters obtained by The Post were sent to the presidents of six of the country’s leading colleges — including Harvard, NYU and Yale — after a Department of Education investigation this year found American universities had accepted $6.4 billion of hidden foreign donations. The University of Chicago, the University of Delaware, Harvard University, New York University, the...
  • Rashida Tlaib Joins Progressive Pushback, Refuses To Endorse Joe Biden

    08/03/2020 1:12:39 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 45 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 28, 2020
    “Squad” member Rep. Rashida Tlaib on Monday said she will not endorse Democratic nominee Joe Biden — just hours after a co-chair of Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign likened voting for Biden to eating “a bowl of s–t.”
  • No immunity: State judge who helped illegal alien escape to face rare trial

    08/03/2020 9:33:18 AM PDT · by bitt · 19 replies
    justthenews.com ^ | 8/3/2020 | Alex Nitzberg
    A Massachusetts judge is one step closer to facing a federal trial on charges that she assisted an illegal immigrant in avoiding federal apprehension. A federal judge last week declined to dismiss charges against Massachusetts District Court Judge Shelley M. Richmond Joseph and now-retired Massachusetts trial court officer Wesley MacGregor. Joseph, MacGregor, and a defense attorney are accused of helping a Dominican man evade being taken into custody at the Newton District Court by ICE agents after a 2018 hearing on criminal charges including drug possession. Prosecutors say the man had previously been removed from the U.S. twice and was...
  • Democrats’ ‘War Game’ for Election Includes West Coast Secession, Possible Civil War

    08/03/2020 7:36:37 AM PDT · by Bratch · 183 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 2 Aug 2020 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Democrats are contemplating secession and potential civil war as they game out possible scenarios for a closely contested election, according to a report by Ben Smith in a New York Times column Sunday. The bulk of Smith’s column is devoted to the question of how the media will handle Election Night coverage, given that the result may not be known for weeks. Vote-by-mail, which many states have only recently adopted — ostensibly, to prevent the spread of coronavirus in polling places — could lead to an uncertain result. [...] In one scenario, John Podesta — the former chair of Hillary Clinton’s presidential...
  • Biden Faces Pressure From Left Over Influence Industry Ties

    08/02/2020 5:12:53 PM PDT · by brownwill6767 · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | 8/1/20 | Kenneth P. Vogel and Glenn Thrush
    Many of his aides and close allies are veteran Washington hands who have profited from advising big corporations. The Sanders-Warren wing of the party is not happy.
  • FLASHBACK: Obama Gave Iran, UAE, Saddam’s Bomb-maker Family Lease to US Port

    07/03/2019 9:26:43 AM PDT · by bitt · 12 replies
    independentsentinel.com ^ | 1/11/2017 | S. Noble
    The left is worried about Trump’s conflict of interests. Maybe they should worry about Barack Hussein Obama’s conflicts of interest. Lease Given to Our Enemies The family of Iraqi nuclear physicist Dr. Jafar Dhia Jafar, “the father of Iraq’s nuclear weapons program,” has been awarded a 35-year lease for cargo container operations at Port Canaveral, Florida. The Center for Security Policy reports that two intrepid researchers produced a paper titled, Secret Deal Allows Company Tied to Saddam’s Nuclear Bombmaker, Iran and U.A.E. to Manage Key Florida Port Facilities. The paper notes that Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew unilaterally approved...
  • Kerry lobbied UAE to drop CAIR from terror list

    02/01/2017 9:13:27 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    One News Now ^ | Wednesday, January 25, 2017 | Michael F. Haverluck
    When serving under the Obama administration, Secretary of State John Kerry lobbied on behalf of two highly questionable Islamic organizations to get the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to remove them from its list of terrorist groups. Both of the groups — which have had great influence on President Barack Obama’s domestic and foreign policy concerning its handling of Islam and terrorism during his time in office — are based in Washington, D.C., and have posed a major concern for national security. “The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) — an unindicted co-conspirator in a plot to fund the terrorist group Hamas...
  • The Inside Story of How John Kerry Secretly Lobbied to Get CAIR Removed From UAE's Terror ... List

    01/19/2017 6:49:39 PM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Investigative Project on Terrorism ^ | 1/19/17 | Steven Emerson
    On Nov. 16, 2014, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) took the unusual step of designating the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), and the Muslim American Society (MAS) – as terrorist organizations.They were among 83 groups named for their connections to the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood.This outraged CAIR officials, who immediately began efforts to get their organization removed from the list. They found a powerful ally in Secretary of State John Kerry, who authorized State Department officials to meet regularly with UAE officials to lobbying on behalf of CAIR and MAS .CAIR already had a sympathetic ear in the Obama administration, including...
  • Romney to NAACP: More States Should Implement ‘Safer’ Mail-In Voting

    08/02/2020 8:43:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/30/2020 | Tony Lee
    Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) on Wednesday evening insisted that voting by mail is secure and said he hopes that more states would implement more reliable vote-by-mail procedures. In a conversation with NAACP President Derrick Johnson and journalist April Ryan, Romney emphasized that voting by mail is secure. “I, for one, believe that vote by mail is a more secure system because if we think there’s been voter fraud or machines have been tampered with, we can always go back to the paper copy, we can compare signatures, we can talk to the person to see if they actually voted, we...
  • Minneapolis Police Department Advises Residents To Give In To Criminals

    08/02/2020 10:12:59 AM PDT · by blam · 115 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8-2-2020 | Joel B.Pollock
    The Minneapolis Police Department is advising residents of the city to “Be prepared to give up your cell phone and purse/wallet” if approached by robbers, and “Do not argue or fight with the criminal. Do as they say.” The “robbery prevention tips” were circulated by the department and reported by local ABC affiliate KSTP-5. They advise that the city is suffering an increase in robberies and carjackings, especially in the 3rd Precinct — the area of the city in which George Floyd was killed in police custody on Memorial Day, and rioters destroyed police headquarters. Others posted the tips on...
  • Boston Marathon bomber ruling is ‘ridiculous’, says survivor who lost leg in attack

    08/02/2020 8:45:57 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 21 replies
    immitate ^ | July 31, 2020 | Tamar Lapin
    A man who lost his leg in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing ripped the decision of an appellate court Friday to toss the the death sentence and overturn three of the convictions of terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. “It’s ridiculous,” Marc Fucarile said when asked about the ruling on the local Boston WEEI radio show “Ordway, Merloni and Fauria.” Fucarile — who lost his right leg during the second of two finish-line explosions that killed three and left more than 260 wounded in April 2013 — said the case should be clear cut. “The guy did this. Put him to rest,” Fucarile...
  • Biden Should Just Bite The Bullet and Select Newsom-my take

    08/02/2020 7:21:29 AM PDT · by DIRTYSECRET · 108 replies
    This "woman of color" thing is just plain gonna lose bigger than the hail Mary Ferarro pick in 1984- all the black women are whako and/or ugly. Newsom is the pretty boy Biden isn't and has won a big time governorship. who can claim success. Biden will still lose but it will set up the party for the next battle. He wins and Newsom becomes the crown prince and POTUS within a year.
  • Student in Tears When Antique Store Owner Gifts Him Piano After Seeing Video of Him Playing

    08/02/2020 6:42:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies
    westernjournal.com ^ | 7/24/2020 | Amanda Thomason
    Unattended pianos in public places are magnetic. Whether it’s an artistically painted piano sitting on a city sidewalk, a standard upright at a school or a grand in a ritzy hotel, the instrument calls to people. In many cases, the people drawn to the keys sadly have little skill, but occasionally someone who clearly knows what they’re doing will show up and answer the siren song of the waiting piano. On Saturday, July 11, it was a small model waiting patiently for a new owner at “ReMARKable Cleanouts,” an antique store and auction house in Norwood, Massachusetts, that grabbed the...
  • Biden Faces Pressure From Left Over Influence Industry Ties. Many of his aides and close allies are veteran Washington hands who have profited from advising big corporations. The Sanders-Warren wing of the party is not happy.

    08/01/2020 5:07:53 PM PDT · by karpov · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 1, 2020 | Kenneth P. Vogel and Glenn Thrush
    WASHINGTON — It was one of the few issues on which President Barack Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. disagreed — how far to go in limiting the influence of lobbyists in government. The vice president privately complained that his boss’s effort to slam shut the revolving door between K Street and the administration would deprive it of experienced talent, and he bristled when Mr. Obama’s aides tried to block him from hiring a well-connected Washington operator who had lobbied for pharmaceutical and insurance companies, credit agencies and others. Eight years later, that same confidant, Steve Ricchetti, is...
  • Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s Death Sentence Overturned By Federal Appeals Court

    07/31/2020 12:52:40 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 59 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | July 31, 2020
    BOSTON (CBS/AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday overturned the death sentence of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the man convicted in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. The three-judge panel of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston issued the decision more than six months after arguments were heard in the case. The April 15, 2013, attack killed three people and injured more than 260 others.
  • Boston Marathon Bomber’s Death Sentence Overturned by Federal Appeals Court

    07/31/2020 8:19:55 PM PDT · by Phillyred · 25 replies
    The death sentence for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was behind the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing, was overturned by a federal appeals court on Friday. The decision was made by a three-judge panel of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals after they concluded that the judge who oversaw the case did not properly screen jurors for biases. The panel ordered a new trial to see whether the 27-year-old terrorist should be executed. “But make no mistake: Dzhokhar will spend his remaining days locked up in prison, with the only matter remaining being whether he will die by execution,” the judges stated. U.S. Circuit Judge O. Rogeriee Thompson wrote in...
  • Coronavirus stimulus: Mitt Romney and other GOP senators propose 11th hour extension of extra unemployment benefits

    07/30/2020 2:31:22 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 51 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 7-30-2020 | Denitsa Tsekova
    The extra $600 in weekly unemployment benefits provided the federal government to Americans amid the coronavirus pandemic is expected to expire after Friday as Congress struggles to agree upon the next stimulus package. A few Republican senators are pitching a last-minute proposal..... ....The proposal suggests allowing states to choose between reducing the unemployment benefits to an 80% wage replacement rate or gradually reducing the extra benefits to — $500 per week in August, $400 per week in September, or $300 per week in October. Until a deal is reached between both parties, jobless Americans will not receive any unemployment benefits...
  • Pelosi Endorses Tlaib in Democratic Primary

    07/30/2020 11:10:02 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 14 replies
    freebeacon ^ | JULY 29, 2020 | Alex Nester
    The House speaker said last year that Tlaib and rest of 'The Squad' 'didn't have any following' House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) endorsed Michigan congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D.) on Wednesday in her Democratic primary contest, in a change of course from her past criticisms of Tlaib and other members of "The Squad." "Rep. Tlaib never stops fighting for her district, which she is proud to represent," Pelosi said. "And I am proud to endorse her for re-election." Tlaib and the three other far-left House Democrats known as "The Squad" have had a contentious relationship with Pelosi and the Democratic...
  • Pence reacts to volatile Barr hearing, defends federal officers in US cities

    07/30/2020 10:08:54 AM PDT · by Buttons12 · 7 replies
    youtube ^ | 7/28/20 | fox news
    You tube, interview of VP Pence by Martha MacCallum.