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  • Poster Promoting Jon Tester Features Dead Donald Trump

    08/14/2018 5:38:57 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 14,2018 | SEAAN MORAN
    A spokesman for Matt Rosendale decried the poster in a statement to Breitbart News, saying, “Once again, Jon Tester has shown he will stand with the far-left over Montanans. This poster from Pearl Jam is disgusting and reprehensible. It depicts a dead President Trump and a burning White House. It’s time for Jon Tester to denounce this act of violence and blatant display of extremism.” The poster, which was a collaboration between Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament and Bobby Draws Skullz, depicts an apocalyptic Washington, D.C., with the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial decayed and on fire. In the center...
  • Journalist probing child-trafficking allegations against Bill Clinton found dead

    08/14/2018 8:58:07 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 18 replies
    Spero News ^ | 08-14-2018
    Investigative journalist Jenny Moore was found dead in her room at the Radisson Country Inn & Suites in Washington D.C. on Monday. She had been investigating claims of alleged involvement of former President William J. Clinton in sex trafficking. Four weeks before her death, Moore had provided information from interviews with the alleged victim to the Department of Homeland Security and allegations against Clinton.
  • Ft. Campbell Gates Closed

    08/14/2018 8:19:59 PM PDT · by radu · 26 replies
    Twitter ^ | Aug 14, 2018 | Ft. Campbell
    All gates on Fort Campbell Kentucky are closed until further notice. A vehicle entered the installation without stopping. Procedures dictate that all gates close until the vehicle is located or situation is deemed all clear
  • Pressure mounts on Tesla as it gets hit with a third securities fraud lawsuit [TR]

    08/14/2018 8:51:24 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 7 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/14/2018 | Mark Matousek
    Full title: Pressure mounts on Tesla as it gets hit with a third securities fraud lawsuit in wake of Elon Musk's 'funding secured' tweet Tesla is facing another lawsuit accusing CEO Elon Musk of manipulating the company's stock price. The suit follows two lawsuits filed against the company last week by investors alleging securities fraud. A complaint filed on Monday in US District Court in California alleges that some investors purchased Tesla stock "at artificially inflated prices and suffered significant losses and damages once the truth emerged" that Musk had not secured the funding necessary to convert Tesla into a...
  • Democrat Keith Ellison wins Minnesota AG primary days after abuse allegations surface

    08/14/2018 8:34:42 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 14 August 2018 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison scored a victory Tuesday night in the Minnesota primary race for the state's attorney general days after domestic abuse accusations against him surfaced. Ellison, who serves as the deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee and is the first Muslim elected to Congress, was accused over the weekend of emotional and physical abuse by an ex-girlfriend. Addressing the abuse allegations in his victory speech, Ellison said: “We had a very unexpected event at the end of this campaign that happened. I want to assure you that it is not true.” Ellison ran for the position against...
  • New Mexico compound judge has history of issuing low bail to violent offenders

    The state judge who on Monday set a $20,000 bail for five defendants arrested at a remote New Mexico compound where authorities say children were being trained to conduct school shootings has a history of issuing low bail to violent offenders. Judge Sarah Backus, an elected Democrat, ordered the two men and three women to wear ankle monitors, have weekly contact with their attorneys and not consume alcohol or own firearms while on bail. She said although she was concerned by “troubling facts,” prosecutors failed to articulate any specific threats to the community. The five suspects were arrested more than...
  • Christine Hallquist, a Transgender Woman, Wins Vermont Governor’s Primary

    08/14/2018 7:06:28 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 79 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 14, 2018 | Jess Bidgood
    On a cloudy afternoon this summer, Christine Hallquist, a former utility executive from Vermont, listened closely as Danica Roem, the Virginia state delegate who won national recognition when she became the first transgender person elected to her state’s Legislature, offered tips as the pair canvassed a stark residential neighborhood here. Ms. Hallquist is transgender, too, but Ms. Roem’s advice had nothing to do with gender identity. Try a light, rhythmic knock. Leave a handwritten note with campaign literature if no one is home. Try to earn every vote. “I have so much to learn,” Ms. Hallquist said, duly incorporating Ms....
  • U.S. official warns of more actions against Turkey if pastor not freed

    08/14/2018 7:02:11 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | 14 Aug 2018 | Steve Holland
    The United States is warning more economic pressures may be in store for Turkey if it refuses to release a jailed American pastor, a White House official said on Tuesday... if we do not see actions in the next few days or a week there could be further actions taken,” the official said. Further actions would likely take the form of economic sanctions, the official said, who added: “The pressure is going to keep up if we’re not seeing results.” ...The United States is also considering a fine against Turkey’s state-owned Halkbank for allegedly helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions.
  • They are no Never Trump. They are Never You.

    08/14/2018 6:52:24 PM PDT · by SarahPalin2012 · 20 replies
    Townhall ^ | Kurt Schlichter
    The recent utterly unsurprising utter capitulation by the Fredocons to the SJW/tech/media campaign to deplatform and silence any right-wing voice who is not trying to sell you a cruise cabin is a symptom of a bigger problem. It’s not a symptom of Trump Derangement Syndrome, though Trump has utterly deranged these pointy-headed geeks. It is a symptom of Conservative, Inc.’s contempt for you. The dethroned conservagimps are angry with you. Donald Trump is not really the issue. He’s just a convenient target for those these establishment sissies. They truly despise you. You.
  • Radical Prophet -David Horowitz's "The Black Book of the American Left Vol.9- Ruling Ideas"

    08/14/2018 6:46:28 PM PDT · by John S Mosby · 10 replies
    The Claremont Review of Books (via Mollie Hemingway twitter) ^ | August 1, 2018 | Mark Bauerlein (Essayist/reviewer)
    In 1987, not long after David Horowitz had completed his transition from ’60s radical to ’80s conservative, he received a letter from an ex-comrade. They’d just had a political argument over the phone, and she wanted to close the conversation with a summary of his renunciation of the hard Left. They had both been Red Diaper babies, classmates at the Sunnyside Progressive School, and children of members of a Communist enclave in Queens. Now, her companion of the barricades had decided to back “the vile policies of Ronald Reagan.” Why? She spends one paragraph clarifying her own position relative to...
  • California could reshape pot rules as legal market struggles

    08/14/2018 6:19:55 PM PDT · by Mariner · 47 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | August 14th, 2018 | MICHAEL R. BLOOD
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The nation's largest legal marijuana market is struggling. Illicit sales continue to thrive. A shaky supply chain has customers looking at barren shelves in some shops. There are testing problems. And a proposal to allow home marijuana deliveries in cities that have banned pot sales could lead to a courtroom fight. A Los Angeles hearing Tuesday provided a window into the state's emerging cannabis economy, in which early enthusiasm for broad legal sales has been followed by anxiety and frustration across a swath of the industry. The state's top marijuana regulator, Lori Ajax, said after the...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is crashing and burning -- fast

    08/14/2018 6:12:01 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 14, 2018 | Joseph Curl
    Until just weeks ago, Hillary Clinton was the face of the Democratic Party. She was quoted ad nauseam in liberal publications, appeared regularly on MSM shows and newscasts, and, as the last Democratic nominee for president, was held up as a righteous woman wronged by the horribly wrong system (Oh, America!) But all that’s changed. The new face of the Democratic Party is a 28-year-old former bartender. On June 26, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez knocked off the No. 4 Democrat in the House in a primary in New York’s 14th Congressional District, defeating Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley. Since then, she’s been...
  • House GOP prepares to grill DOJ official linked to Steele dossier

    08/14/2018 5:44:54 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/14/18 | Olivia Beavers
    House Republicans are gearing up for a closed-door interview with Department of Justice (DOJ) official Bruce Ohr, which is slated to take place later this month. Ohr, who served as the department’s associate deputy attorney general and now currently works in the criminal division, is the latest target among House conservatives who claim there is ample evidence of bias against President Trump in the DOJ and FBI during the 2016 election. The DOJ and the committee reached an agreement for Ohr to appear before the committee on Aug. 28, DOJ spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores confirmed. This means Ohr will not...
  • Illinois attorney general sues Trump Tower for river violations

    08/14/2018 5:40:08 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 38 replies
    Reuters ^ | Ayenat Mersie
    The lawsuit filed by Attorney General Lisa Madigan in Cook County Circuit Court said the Trump International Hotel & Tower releases millions of gallons of water into the river each day in order to cool various systems in the building.
  • Nebraska becomes the first state to use fentanyl in an execution

    08/14/2018 5:37:28 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/14/18 | Mark Berman
    Authorities in Nebraska on Tuesday morning used the powerful opioid fentanyl to carry out a death sentence, an unprecedented move that came as the state — which just three years ago briefly abolished capital punishment — completed a remarkable reversal and resumed executions for the first time in nearly a generation. Nebraska experienced a series of firsts Tuesday morning: the state’s first execution in 21 years, its first lethal injection and the country’s first death sentence carried out with fentanyl, which has helped drive the opioid epidemic. The execution was even more unusual considering the state’s very recent history, which...
  • Arpaio seen as spoiler in Senate race

    08/14/2018 5:35:30 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 56 replies
    One News Now ^ | Tuesday, August 14, 2018 | Chad Groening
    Joe Arpaio should drop out of a U.S. Senate race to allow a conservative candidate a better shot at the nomination, says an immigration watchdog. August 28 is drawing closer. That is the day Arizona Republicans vote in their primary to pick a nominee to fill the seat being vacated by Jeff Flake. At the moment, Rep. Martha McSally is leading tea party favorite Kelli Ward (pictured below) by a RealClearPolitics average of eight points. But that is in large part due to the continued presence of the well-known former sheriff, who is splitting the conservative vote with Ward as...
  • Woman arrested at 'extremist Muslim' New Mexico compound moved to federal custody, sheriff says

    08/14/2018 5:29:03 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 9 replies ^ | Matt Richardson
    any Leveille, one of the five suspects arrested at the "extremist Muslim" compound in northern New Mexico, has been transferred to the custody of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe said Tuesday. The remaining detainees are currently still in custody, the sheriff said. Siraj Wahhaj, 40 , another suspect from the compound, is being held on an outstanding warrant from Georgia, Hogrefe said, while the three others allegedly involved - Lucas Morten, Hujrah Wahhaj and Subhannah Wahhaj - are still incarcerated pending the fulfillment of their release conditions. The defendants were arrested and 11 children...
  • Hackensack submarine USS Ling apparently flooded intentionally, memorial plaques stolen

    Vandals climbed aboard the USS Ling, a World War II-era submarine, and set to work.
  • 13-Day-Old Boy Dies After Father Allegedly Inflicts Injuries

    08/14/2018 4:45:15 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 37 replies
    CBS Minnesota ^ | 14 Aug 18 | Staff
    APPLE VALLEY, Minn. (WCCO) — An Apple Valley man has been charged after inflicting harm upon his infant son, who later died of his injuries. Police say Michael Herkal, 32, was taken into custody Sunday after responding to two 911 calls regarding the child. The first was placed by the infant’s mother, Herkal’s girlfriend, who was not in the home at the time of the assault. The second was placed by Herkal. Upon arriving to the residence around 7:30 p.m., officers found Herkal’s 13-day-old son unresponsive on the living room floor. The infant, Anthony Herkal, had begun to turn blue...

    08/14/2018 4:40:57 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | August 14, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Before Karen Monahan, Rep. Keith Ellison's current accuser came forward, another woman, Amy Alexander had accused the first Muslim congressman of physical assault and emotional abuse. The media quickly took Ellison's side, Ellison denied the affair and a judge ordered her not to discuss the relationship. As I wrote in today's article, there are some interesting similarities between the two cases. (Thank you to Bosch Fawstin for the amazing art.) Like Monahan, Amy Alexander was an EJAM volunteer. Also like her, she first met Ellison at one of his talks and he impressed her with his passion and political commitments....