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  • Lawmakers worry about rise in drugged driving

    07/11/2018 8:16:15 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/11/18 | Jasper Goodman
    Lawmakers on the House Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing Wednesday on the dangers of drug-impaired driving. There is growing concern in Congress over the issue as data from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility finds that accidents from drugged driving have been on the rise over the last 10 years.A recent report showed that 44 percent of fatally injured drivers tested positive for drugs in 2016. That number is up from 2006, when just 28-percent of fatally injured drivers were drug-positive. But lawmakers also pressed for more information about the problem....
  • DOJ letter listing subpoenaed reporters did not name NYT journalist

    07/11/2018 8:12:12 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/11/18 | Max Greenwood
    The seizure of a New York Times reporter's email and phone records was not mentioned in a Justice Department letter addressing its use of law enforcement tools to collect journalists' communications. The letter, dated March 5, came in response to an October 2017 request by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) for the Justice Department to disclose how many times in the past five years it had used such tools. The response from Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd listed only two instances spanning from "January 2012 to the present:" one that seemed to refer to subpoenaed phone records from Associated Press reporters...
  • Chuck Schumer on Twitter: "President Trump should not meet with President Putin alone"

    07/11/2018 8:11:35 PM PDT · by kiryandil · 42 replies
    Twitter ^ | July 11, 2018 | Chuckie Schumer
    Chuck Schumer (‏Verified account) @SenSchumer President Trump should not meet with President Putin alone. 6:11 AM - 11 Jul 2018
  • President Trump on Rigged Witch Hunt, Ex-FBI LAYER Lisa Page (Tweetstorm!)

    07/11/2018 8:10:28 PM PDT · by Ken H · 31 replies
    Twitter ^ | July 11, 2018 | President Donald J Trump
    Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump How can the Rigged Witch Hunt proceed when it was started, influenced and worked on, for an extended period of time, by former FBI Agent/Lover Peter Strzok? Read his hate filled and totally biased Emails and the answer is clear! 6:47 PM · Jul 11, 2018 ______ Ex-FBI LAYER Lisa Page today defied a House of Representatives issued Subpoena to testify before Congress! Wow, but is anybody really surprised! Together with her lover, FBI Agent Peter Strzok, she worked on the Rigged Witch Hunt, perhaps the most tainted and corrupt case EVER! 5:53 PM · Jul...
  • Thailand Cave Rescue To Be Turned Into Hollywood Movie

    07/11/2018 8:06:44 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 07/11/18 | AFP
    The mission to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach from a Thai cave is to get the Hollywood treatment in a movie announced by faith-based production house Pure Flix. Managing partner Michael Scott, who lives in Thailand and was at the rescue site in Chiang Rai as the boys were being pulled to safety, made the announcement late Tuesday on Twitter. "I couldn't be more excited. This story has meant so much to me as I have followed it in Thailand this summer," he said in a video filmed at the scene of the flooded cave in the country's...
  • US Navy dedicates ship to McCain

    07/11/2018 8:03:16 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/11/18 | Aris Folley
    The U.S. Navy dedicated one of its guided missile destroyers to Sen. John McCain on Thursday. The ship is one of the of two destroyers that were involved in fatal accidents last year in the Pacific. “Today, we add the story of Senator John S. McCain to the spirit of the mighty vessel which already carries the legacy of his father and grandfather,” Navy Secretary Richard Spencer said of the honor in a press release. “As a warrior and a statesman who has always put country first, Sen. John McCain never asked for this honor, and he would never seek...
  • News Summary At This Hour

    07/11/2018 8:00:54 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 7/11/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    A Nevada judge has blocked the execution of two-time killer Scott Dozier scheduled for tonight. Pharmaceutical company Alvogen sued to stop its drug, the sedative midazolam, from being used for the execution. The company claimed that the drug was obtained by the state of Nevada illegally through subterfuge and was to be used for unapproved purposes. They also claimed that use of the drug might cause a botched execution. Oregon ranchers Dwight and Steven Hammond are home tonight after they were pardoned by President Trump yesterday...... President Trump has urged NATO countries to increase their defense spending even more than...
  • Sen. Feinstein failed to disclose husband’s Facebook stock before Zuckerberg testified: report

    07/11/2018 7:55:15 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 20 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | July 11, 2018 | Seung Lee
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., failed to disclose that her husband owned more than $100,000 in Facebook shares before Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified to the Senate in April, according to a new report Wednesday.
  • US pork and beef out of Chinese market(Shanghai news report-English)

    07/11/2018 7:52:14 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 35 replies
    Liveleak ^ | 7/11/18 | Shanghai news
    English language news report from Shanghai TV talking about American Beef and Pork being pulled from the menu and substituted with Beef from Australia. Watch to the end of the report as it looks like the tariffs might crash the pig head market. Video here.
  • Alabama Moves to Limit Sheriffs From Pocketing Jail Food Money

    07/11/2018 7:52:04 PM PDT · by Theoria · 18 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 11 July 2018 | Alan Blinder
    Alabama’s governor has begun to cut off a gravy train for the state’s sheriffs: the unspent money for prisoners’ meals that the sheriffs have long been allowed to keep for themselves. The practice, born of a bickered-over ambiguity in a state law, has let sheriffs pocket tax dollars that over the decades almost certainly ran into the millions. To curtail the practice, Gov. Kay Ivey ordered in a memorandum to the state comptroller that payments of certain funds related to jail food “no longer be made to the sheriffs personally.” Instead, the governor wrote, the money must be paid to...
  • Oakland to pay $2.2 million to settle ex-Black Panther’s claim

    07/11/2018 7:47:41 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 6 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 11, 2018 | Kimberly Veklerov
    Oakland will pay $2.2 million to settle a claim by ex-Black Panther leader Elaine Brown stemming from a 2015 physical attack by City Councilwoman Desley Brooks.
  • [Catholic Caucus] Towards a “Christ-Free” Church

    07/11/2018 7:45:56 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | July 11, 2018 | Riccardo Cascioli
    In presenting the Vatican Conference held July 5-6 to mark the third anniversary of Laudato Si, the Dicastery for the Service of Integral Human Development announced that it has become “plastic-free” as a way of giving good example to everyone. But is this the witness that Christ has asked for?Last week, from July 5-6, a large international conference was held at the Vatican which wanted to make a big deal about the third anniversary of the publication of the encyclical letter Laudato Si. The title of the conference was “Saving Our Common Home and the Future of Life on Earth.”...
  • Poll Finds 57% of Millennials Don’t Even Know Roe v. Wade is About Abortion

    07/11/2018 7:40:47 PM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | July 9, 2018 | Christina Vazquez
    With the talk of pro-life U.S. Supreme Court nominees and Roe v. Wade potentially being overturned, it is important to actually know what the landmark abortion case is about. And there are strong indications that many do not. A Democratic pollster recently pointed out that most millennials do not know what Roe v. Wade is about, or when abortion was legalized. “Millennials think that Roe v. Wade happened right after the American Revolution,” Celinda Lake, president of Lake Research, said on a Friday episode of “What America’s Thinking,” a show on Hill.TV about polls and public opinion. Furthermore, a 2013...
  • Report: Red Sox in contact with O's for Machado

    07/11/2018 7:36:29 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 9 replies
    MLB.com ^ | July 11, 2018 | Manny Randhawa
    With the Yankees reportedly having "increased interest" in trading for Orioles All-Star Manny Machado as the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline nears, the Red Sox have also been in contact with Baltimore about the slugging shortstop, according to the Baltimore Sun. Machado, a free agent this offseason, is in the midst of his best season in the Majors, entering Tuesday hitting .309/.379/.555 before belting two home runs against the Yankees at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Per the Baltimore Sun report, a Red Sox scout was in attendance.
  • Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)

    07/11/2018 7:35:21 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 9 replies
    You Tube ^ | BYU Noteworthy (Chris Tomlin A Cappella Cover
    A little midweek uplift. Something to remember that HE is in control.
  • Yankees have made 'strong offer' for Machado

    07/11/2018 7:34:24 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 1 replies
    MLB.com ^ | July 11, 2018 | Jason Catonia
    There seems to be no stopping the rumors linking the New York Yankees to Manny Machado. The Yanks have made a "strong offer" to the Baltimore Orioles for the star infielder, according to MLB Network insider Jon Heyman, who suggests that while the Bronx Bombers may not be the favorite, they clearly are a player in this sweepstakes.
  • Are Police above the Law?

    07/11/2018 7:31:15 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 32 replies
    Colorado Freedom Report ^ | 11 Jul, 2018 | Ari Armstrong
    Imagine what would happen to you as a regular citizen in the following circumstances. You do not like a woman photographing a public incident, so you demand that she stop. When she declines to stop, you grab her arm and twist it, physically restrain her, and forcibly put her into the back of a car. Assuming a police officer witnessed the event or arrived at the scene after the fact, we all know what would happen to you as a regular citizen. You would be arrested and charged with multiple crimes. In Colorado, the district attorney probably would charge you...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope Calls Divine Wrath Upon Sandinista Thugs

    07/11/2018 7:25:18 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | July 11, 2018 | Tancred
    Pope responds to an attack by Sandinista troops against the nuncio and bishops in Nicaragua - Edit: the Church is no stranger to hostility from the Communist Sandanista regime. And none of the news stories I see are covering the Communism angle and the apparent end of the romance. Managua (kath.net) On Monday, in Nicaragua, in an attack by pro-government thugs on the Cardinal of Managua, the apostolic nuncio and several bishops, including Managua suffragan bishop Silvio Baez, were injured. Demonstrators against dictator Ortega and his wife's government, who were attacked by Sandinista paramilitary groups, retreated to the Basilica of...
  • U.S. ambassador urges Germany to block Iran cash withdrawal

    07/11/2018 7:23:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 10, 2018 4:21 AM | Andrea Shalal, Andreas Rinke and Markus Wacket
    The U.S. ambassador to Germany urged Berlin on Tuesday to stop Iran withdrawing large sums of cash from bank accounts in Germany to offset the effect of new U.S. sanctions imposed after Washington withdrew from a 2015 nuclear deal. Richard Grenell, a longtime critic of the accord, told the mass-circulation daily Bild that the U.S. government was extremely concerned about Tehran’s plans to transfer hundreds of millions of euros in cash to Iran. “We encourage the highest levels of the German government to intervene and stop the plan,” Grenell said. […] Bild first reported on Monday that German authorities were...
  • Despite what former Glamour editor says, abortion doesn’t make life better

    07/11/2018 7:13:41 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    live Action News ^ | July 6, 2018 | Cassy Fiano
    Since Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement, it has given pro-lifers a glimmer of hope that Roe v. Wade may finally be overturned — and abortion advocates are panicking. They’ve begun to argue that Roe can’t be overturned, emphasizing the supposed importance of abortion for women. One of the most troubling examples comes from Cindi Leive, who has built herself an impressive resume in the publishing world, working as editor-in-chief for both Glamour and Self magazines, as well as a senior fellow at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg Center and a a Board Member at the International...