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  • The story of that “11th Trump accuser” leaves something to be desired

    10/23/2016 11:54:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Hot ^ | October 23, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    In the closing days of the election, celebrity attorney Gloria Allred has trotted out an eleventh woman making claims of “sexual assault” against Donald Trump. Cable news mavens have been assuring us repeatedly that the Clinton campaign (which Allred vocally supports) had absolutely nothing to do with this, but the details of this latest allegation are making this newest accuser look a bit like the toad at the garden party. The alleged victim of Trump’s predatory behavior in this case is Jessica Drake, who was previously best known for her work in the, er… adult entertainment industry. (WARNING: The filmography...
  • Why do women’s groups treat Bill Clinton and Donald Trump differently?

    10/15/2016 8:19:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies ^ | 10/14/2016 | Anita Kumar and Lesley Clark
    Groups that advocate for women’s rights are lashing out at Donald Trump for allegations of groping women and bragging about sexual assaults. But some of those same groups did not think former President Bill Clinton’s allegations of sexual misconduct nearly two decades ago were disqualifying in the same way. At least three women – Juanita Broaddrick, Paula Jones and Kathleen Willey – accused Clinton of unwanted sexual advances. Another five, including White House intern Monica Lewinsky, said they had had consensual affairs with him. Clinton was impeached on charges of lying about the Lewinsky affair before a grand jury and...
  • Monica Lewinsky on Trump, Clinton and sexual allegations. 10-14-2016

    10/15/2016 3:14:12 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 55 replies
    You Tube ^ | Oct 14, 2016 | Social Sheep
    Monica Lewinsky on LA airport about Trump convo. Monica commented on Trump, Clinton and sexual allegations. "Can you please not do this. This is really embarrassing," said Lewinsky as she continued walking.
  • Trump Roars Back

    10/13/2016 3:38:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    Rush ^ | October 13, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Look, Trump just began a rally, he's at West Palm Beach right across the bridge here and nobody knows what he's gonna say. But the Drive-Bys are alluding to the fact that he's gonna fire both barrels the New York Times for reporting that he was an octopus on board a plane. By the way, can I ask a question? I can't answer this. I need to ask those of you who fly first class and have been flying first class for 25 or 30 years. This woman who said that Trump octopused her, said that it...
  • Report: Police investigating Netanyahu on money laundering allegations

    07/09/2016 6:21:30 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 19 replies ^ | July 8, 2016 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    Channel 10 on Friday reported for the first time that Israel authorities are investigating Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on suspected money laundering allegations stemming from 2009. The report posited that Netanyahu or one of his family members were the recipients of an alleged transfer of "large sums" of money that is not linked to any political or campaign funding, according to Channel 2.
  • Prince Andrew may have been secretly filmed with underage girl he is alleged to have abused

    01/05/2015 5:20:52 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    UK Mirror ^ | 1/3/15
    Papers filed against his pervert pal Jeffrey Epstein say he recorded VIP orgies he threw at his luxury homes using cameras hidden in the walls.... The woman known as Jane Doe 3 – said to be 30-year-old Virginia Roberts – claims she was held as a sex slave and forced to sleep with the Duke of York in London, New York and the US Virgin Islands. She says she was 17 at the time – under the age of consent in Florida.
  • Bill Cosby 'is paying private investigators six-figure fees to dig up dirt on rape accusers'

    12/28/2014 8:43:54 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 94 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 28 December 2014 | By Ashley Collman for MailOnline
    Bill Cosby has refused to address the scores of rape allegations that have been hurled at him in recent months, but that doesn't mean he isn't working to clear his name. The comedian is allegedly paying private investigators six-figure fees to dig up dirt on the more than two dozen women who have come forward to accuse him of rape, according to a report in the New York Post. A source told the paper that Cosby has hired a Glendale, California, firm to discredit his many alleged victims' stories.
  • More Cosby shows canceled; Friday night show is on

    11/21/2014 11:03:59 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 21, 2014 12:50 PM EST | Frazier Moore
    Bill Cosby’s shows at casinos in Las Vegas and Arizona have been canceled as more women come forward alleging he sexually assaulted them many years ago. […] Cosby, 77, still apparently planned to bring his comedy routine to a sold-out theater in Melbourne, Florida, Friday night, and at least 34 other shows remain on his schedule through May 2015. …
  • TV Land pulls ‘Cosby Show’ from lineup

    11/19/2014 8:19:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 19, 2014 10:44 PM EST | David Bauder
    NBC has scrapped a Bill Cosby comedy that was under development and TV Land will stop airing reruns of “The Cosby Show,” moves that came a day after another woman came forward claiming that the once-beloved comic had sexually assaulted her. NBC spokeswoman Rebecca Marks said Wednesday the Cosby sitcom “is no longer under development.” A TV Land representative said the reruns will stop airing immediately for an indefinite time. “The Cosby Show” also was to have been part of a Thanksgiving sitcom marathon. The NBC sitcom and “Cosby Show” reruns joined a Netflix Cosby standup comedy special, which was...
  • Israeli Officials: Spying Allegations 'Smell of Anti-Semitism'

    05/06/2014 6:26:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    inn ^ | 5/6/14 | Elad Benari
    Israeli officials denounced on Tuesday evening a report in Newsweek which said that American intelligence officials have linked the U.S. visa crisis to Israeli espionage. The report cited these American officials as saying in closed conversations that "Israel crosses the line for espionage in the United States." In response, Israeli officials told Kol Yisrael radio’s diplomatic affairs correspondent Chico Menashe that the report “smelled of anti-Semitism.” "The allegations of espionage in the U.S. are false. Israel is not spying there. The report in Newsweek smells of anti-Semitism, we are portrayed as an enemy country,” one official told Kol Yisrael. Another...
  • Dozens of bodies buried at former Florida boys school to be exhumed

    09/02/2013 6:08:50 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    My Fox 8 ^ | 9/2/13
    This weekend, Florida will begin digging into its tragic past as anthropologists start unearthing what they believe are the remains of dozens of children buried on the grounds of a former reform school. The exhumations at the Dozier School for Boys —which closed in 2011 —are the culmination of years of controversy surrounding the reform school and a mythology that has taken on a life of its own. Rightly or wrongly, the Florida Panhandle town of Marianna —just west of Tallahassee —has become synonymous with the school and its dark past. Some of those who were once sent to Dozier...
  • Team Arpaio: Obama ID 'Document' Fraud Could Lead To Mail And Wire Fraud; Missing Obama Year

    Lt. Mike Zullo in a weekend radio interview revealed that Barack Obama's August 4, 1961 birthday may not actually be true. Zullo stated that August 4, 1961 could have been the day the plane from Kenya landed in Hawaii and was used as Obama's birthday for the record. He made the allegation that the birth certificate that Perkins Coie lawyer Judith Corley flew to Hawaii to get and return it to Washington was not the document that was presented to the American public on April 27,2011. For more stunning information from Mike Zullo, listen to the two part interview.
  • Bribery Allegations Surfaced Against WSJ in China

    03/17/2013 10:50:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    The Justice Department last year opened an investigation into allegations that employees at The Wall Street Journal's China news bureau bribed Chinese officials for information for news articles. A search by the Journal's parent company found no evidence to support the claim, according to government and corporate officials familiar with the case. The U.S. government, meanwhile, is nearing the end of a broader investigation of the Journal's owner News Corp NWSA -0.95% . stemming from allegations of phone hacking and bribery at U.K. tabloids, among other issues, according to people familiar with the case. During the course of that broader...
  • Hagel 2005: OK To Hold Up Confirmation If 'Serious Allegations' Not Answered

    02/17/2013 9:43:11 AM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/17/13 | staff
    "On Bolton: You know that we had a committee meeting to vote him out [i.e. to the full Senate]. You know that we decided to take three additional weeks to investigate the new allegations and charges that have come in. I said, at the time, on the record, in the committee, and many times publicly: these are very serious allegations, and they deserve serious attention. And we should not move forward until we address these allegations....I have always taken the approach, and I think in the nine years I have been in the Senate I have only voted against one...
  • Lake County presses for clear gun laws(FL barf alert)

    12/05/2012 5:49:27 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies ^ | 4 December, 2012 | Mike Synan
    TAVARES, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) - Lake County officials say one of their top priorities is to get the state to clarify its gun laws to prevent stray bullets from landing in residential areas. The problems stems from an area near the Mount Dora Country Club. Earlier this year, Jerry Benedict spoke with FOX 35 reporter Valerie Boey about bullets reaching his yard, describing the sound for her. "Eeeenyow... Kabloom, and it went right through that grass there, right next to us about 8 or 10 feet away!" The gunfire was coming from a private property in a wooded...
  • Witness 9 Claims George Zimmerman Molested Her! (DETAILS)

    07/16/2012 9:13:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 283 replies
    Global ^ | 7/16/12 | The Decider
    Special prosecutor Angela Corey just released more than 120 recorded phone calls that murder suspect George Zimmerman made from the Seminole County Jail... Also released is the statement of "Witness 9," a woman who says Zimmerman is prejudiced against blacks and that he molested her when she was a child.
  • Women for Herman Cain (Mrs. Cain chairs national group!)

    12/02/2011 7:44:44 AM PST · by justsaynomore · 111 replies
    Herman Cain Web Site ^ | 12/1/11 | Gloria Cain
    "Women For Cain" is an online national fellowship of women dedicated to helping elect Herman Cain as the next President of the United States. Mr. Cain has been a strong advocate for women throughout his lifetime, defending and promoting the issues of quality health care, family, education, equality in the workplace and many other concerns so important to American women. Gloria Cain is the National Chairperson for "Women for Cain" and is the very special woman who Mr. Cain devoted his life to many years ago. Mr. Cain and Gloria celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary earlier this year. The couple...
  • Herman Cain opens up to Sean about the future of his presidential campaign

    12/01/2011 5:15:28 PM PST · by MiddleEarth · 58 replies
    Herman Cain opens up to Sean about the future of his presidential campaign
  • Cain blasts critics for 'character assassination'

    11/30/2011 11:30:22 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 67 replies ^ | Nov. 30, 2011 | CNN Wire Staff
    West Chester, Ohio (CNN) -- A defiant Herman Cain tried to turn the tables on his growing legion of critics and accusers Wedneday, blasting them for allegedly engaging in gutter politics and giving no indication of any immediate intent to abandon his embattled presidential campaign. "They have been trying to do a character assassination on me," Cain told an enthusiastic crowd in Ohio. "They are attacking my character, my reputation and my name in order to try and bring me down." "I don't believe that America is going to let that happen," he declared.
  • Lin Wood on Cain Accuser

    11/29/2011 9:53:06 PM PST · by Apollo5600 · 78 replies
    Herman Cain lawyer Lin Wood refuses to rule out legal action against accuser Posted by Amy Gardner at 04:16 PM ET, 11/29/2011 Embattled presidential candidate Herman Cain ’s personal lawyer, Lin Wood, said in an interview Tuesday that he believes his client is telling the truth that he did not have a 13-year-affair with an Atlanta woman named Ginger White. -------------------------------------- Full article at link. Apollo5600: Lin stated that during the alleged time of the affair, Cain was suffering from stage 4 colon cancer. Also states it is ridiculous to convict a man based only on accusations.
  • Cain Denies New Allegations, as Woman Claims They Had 13-Year Affair

    11/28/2011 3:16:15 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 376 replies · 2+ views
    FOX News ^ | 11-28-11 | FOX News
    ATLANTA -- Herman Cain on Monday pre-emptively denied a forthcoming accusation by a woman who is expected to say she had a 13-year affair with the Republican presidential candidate. In an apparent effort to get ahead of the story, Cain appeared in a cable news interview to say the woman is "someone who I know, who is an acquaintance, who I thought was a friend." released some details of the story, which is scheduled to air Monday night, shortly after Cain appeared on CNN -- identifying the accuser as an Atlanta businesswoman named Ginger White. "It was pretty simple,"...
  • Cain and Women

    11/22/2011 2:15:48 PM PST · by manic4organic · 59 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 11/22/11 | Robert Costa
    In 1983, Eva Vachal, then 24 years old, was hired by Godfather’s Pizza. She began in the information-technology department. By 1986, when Herman Cain became president of the company, she was the corporate receptionist. For the next decade — Cain’s entire tenure at the Omaha-based firm — she continued in that position, answering phones and assisting executives with various projects.
  • Canadian Mounties face sexual harassment allegations

    11/16/2011 3:41:12 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/16/11 | BBC
    The Canadian Mounties will investigate the force's handling of sexual harassment claims, says the force's new commissioner, Bob Paulson. The probe comes after a high-profile female Mountie alleged constant harassment, including officers exposing themselves to her. Her public statement has led to additional allegations from current and former female Mounties. Minister of Public Safety Vic Toews also called for an investigation. "This is not about dealing with individual complaints but getting to the bottom of a system that seems to be failing members of the RCMP [Royal Canadian Mounted Police]," Mr Toews told reporters. 'Cannot stand' Corporal Catherine Galliford, a...
  • Romney: Cain allegations 'particularly disturbing'

    11/08/2011 10:30:17 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 130 replies ^ | 11/8/11 | AP
    Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney says allegations that rival Herman Cain groped a former employee are "particularly disturbing" and must be addressed. Romney told ABC News/ Yahoo! on Tuesday that he will not judge whether Sharon Bialek's claims against Cain are true. He declined to say whether they are disqualifying. ... Romney .. "These are serious allegations and they're going to have to be addressed."
  • Sharon Bialek plans morning TV interviews

    11/07/2011 2:05:22 PM PST · by VinL · 81 replies
    Pravda -Politico ^ | 11/7/2011 | Burns Haberman
    Herman Cain accuser Sharon Bialek plans "as of now" to appear on two morning television shows Tuesday, her lawyer, Gloria Allred, said. Bialek's allegation that Cain made an aggressive and unwanted sexual advance in 1997 has reignited the week-old controversy over reports of Cain's personal misconduct. And every national interview Bialek — or Allred — gives will make this even more problematic for Cain's campaign.
  • The Candidate That Roared

    11/06/2011 4:32:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | November 6, 2011 | Derek Hunter
    There’s a great 1959 movie starring Peter Sellers called “The Mouse That Roared.” It’s about the “Duchy of Grand Fenwick” and a plot to get economic aid from the United States. The characters know the United States always pours economic aid into countries we’ve beaten in war, and Grand Fenwick is having difficult economic times. The plan was simple - declare war on the United States, invade, find someone to surrender to and reap the economic benefits. Through a fluke, Grand Fenwick ends up accidentally winning, which it is not prepared for, and sets about trying to find a way...
  • New Charges Surface Against Muslim Professor

    11/04/2011 6:58:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | November 4, 2011 | Mike Adams
    Dear Governor Kasich ( It has been awhile since we talked about the case of Julio Pino – a tenured member of the faculty of Kent State University. Shortly after I last wrote to you there was a Secret Service raid on his home. The raid was meant to ensure that certain veiled threats directed to the Obama White House were not a prelude to some planned act of violence. I thank you for any role you may have played in helping alert the federal authorities. As you may know, Pino is continuing to cause substantial problems in Ohio. I...
  • National Restaurant Association chairman during Cain's tenure 'a hatchet job'

    11/04/2011 4:30:20 AM PDT · by Rudder · 22 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/03/2011 | David Martosko
    In an interview with The Daily Caller, former National Restaurant Association board chairman Joseph Fassler offered a firm defense of GOP presidential front-runner Herman Cain, along with an explanation for how Washington’s best-kept secret — the identities of Cain’s sexual-harassment accusers — was also kept from the association’s board. “The accusations? It’s a hatchet job, in my opinion,” Fassler told TheDC from his Phoenix, Ariz. office. “My gut tells me it’s a hatchet job. He gets a lead, he gets some traction, and the next thing you know, here come these allegations. It’s sad.”
  • Third former worker says Cain behaviour ‘inappropriate’

    11/02/2011 1:35:14 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 74 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | Published 15 minutes ago | Toronto Star/AP
    WASHINGTON—A third former employee says she considered filing a workplace complaint over what she considered aggressive and unwanted behaviour by Republican candidate Herman Cain when she worked for the presidential candidate in the 1990s. She says the behaviour included a private invitation to his corporate apartment. She worked for the National Restaurant Association when he was its head. She told the Associated Press that Cain made sexually suggestive remarks or gestures about the same time that two co-workers had settled separate harassment complaints against him. The employee described situations in which she said Cain told her he had confided to...
  • No Shame

    11/02/2011 5:47:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | November 2, 2011 | Michael Reagan
    Reporter: 'We're Not Going To Get Into Details Of Exactly What Happened'... Fmr. Secy: Not the Cain I know... CAIN FLASHBACK: 'I'M READY FOR HIGH-TECH LYNCHING'... Coulter: 'They Are Terrified Of Strong, Conservative Black Men'... RUSH: 'Unconscionable Racially Charged Attack'... 'Occupy Politico'... The stories behind these headlines illustrate why good people no longer want to run for the presidency of the United States. They immediately become targets of the left, which almost always pulls the race card or the sexual harassment card when they have nothing legitimate to say against the people they fear. In Herman Cain's case they use...
  • We Should Not be Surprised by the Left's Racist Hit Job on Herman Cain

    10/31/2011 11:56:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Rush ^ | October 30, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: You know, I guess I shouldn't be surprised, folks. After all of these years, none of us should be surprised, but I still am. Look at how quickly what is known as the mainstream media goes for the ugliest racial stereotypes they can to attack a black conservative. You know who's laughing himself silly today is Bill Clinton. (imitating Clinton) "Yeah, I really did it. Ha-ha. They praised me and they went as far out of their way as they could. Even my old buddy Carville is out there and he's saying, 'Look what happens when you...
  • Desperation: The High Tech Lynching of Uppity Herman Cain Begins

    10/30/2011 8:18:34 PM PDT · by montag813 · 291 replies · 2+ views
    Real Feminist ^ | 10-31-2011 | Sheri Urban
    by Sheri UrbanReal FeministPolitico sicks no less than FOUR reporters onto vague nearly 20 year old allegations to smear new GOP Frontrunner Herman Cain.So desperate are the powers that be to bring down this uber-successful black businessman, that they are doing a Clarence Thomas on him, complete with sketchy allegations such as: a woman “accused him of innuendo or personal questions of a sexually suggestive nature” and conversations that were regarded as “improper in a professional relationship.” Can you possibly be any more vague? A few weeks ago a group of “feminists” commemorated the 20th anniversary of dopey fraudster...
  • Interior Department reviewing allegations in delta smelt case (department scientists lied?)

    10/14/2011 8:18:41 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 1+ views
    LaTimes ^ | 10/14/11 | Bettina Boxall
    An Interior Department official said Thursday the agency will ask independent experts to review allegations by a federal judge that the testimony of two department scientists was so inconsistent and contradictory it amounted to deliberate deception. U.S. District Court Judge Oliver Wanger attacked the credibility of the biologists last month shortly before retiring from the bench. At a hearing on a motion in a court case involving delta smelt protections, Wanger called one of the scientists a "zealot" and accused the agency of engaging in "bad faith."
  • Democrats retract accusations of tampering by Waukesha County Clerk Nickolaus (DUmmies Undermined)

    08/10/2011 5:56:58 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 20 replies
    WTMJ ^ | August 10, 2011 | The WTMJ News Team
    BROWN DEER - The Wisconsin Democratic Party has retracted a public accusation by party officials Tuesday night claiming fraud during the recall elections. The following is the word-for-word statement by spokesman Graeme Zielinski caught on camera by TODAY'S TMJ4, claiming that Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus "(who) has shown gross incompetence, and maybe more in the Supreme Court election, is at it again." Nickolaus has been under increased scrutiny since the election for State Supreme Court justice when she forgot to include election totals from Brookfield in preliminary results that she reported on Election night. David Prosser retained his seat over JoAnne...
  • Savage predicted IMF-chief case would unravel

    07/03/2011 7:46:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 2, 2011 | WND
    <p>When the conventional wisdom declared IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Khan guilty of raping a hotel maid and finished as a public figure, a lone voice said, "Hold on, something is not quite right with this picture."</p> <p>Nationally syndicated talk-radio host Michael Savage's warnings more than one month ago now appear prescient as the case against the French socialist leader – once considered the front-runner in his country's presidential race – unravels.</p>
  • Strauss-Kahn 'rape victim' accused of being a prostitute...

    07/02/2011 10:16:31 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5:38 PM on 2nd July 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    The hotel maid who claims former IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn raped her has been accused of working as a prostitute. Allegations have emerged that the 32-year-old cleaner was was taking extra money from male guests at the hotel for sex. 'There is information... of her getting extraordinary tips, if you know what I mean. And it's not for bringing extra f**king towels,' a source close to the defence investigation told the New York Post. The woman also had 'a lot of her expenses – hair braiding, salon expenses – paid for by men not related to her,' the source added....
  • White t-shirts are racist because, um, shut up

    05/28/2011 3:39:35 PM PDT · by BfloGuy · 59 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/27/2011 | Jim Treacher
    Well, they’re white kids, except for the one who’s not white. And they’re wearing white. That’s (whiteness x 2) – 1. I call that a formula for racism. What more do they need to do, put on white hoods? Duh! Remember: An accusation of racism is its own proof. The more you protest it, the more real it becomes to those who are more enlightened than you.[ Video]
  • IMF Head Arrested Over Hotel Sex Attack

    05/15/2011 1:04:10 AM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 29 replies
    Slate ^ | May14, 2011 | Daniel Politi
    International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn was pulled from an airplane moments before it was supposed to depart and was being questioned Saturday night regarding a sexual assault against a hotel maid. Strauss-Kahn, a likely French presidential candidate, was removed from the first-class section of a Paris-bound Air France flight at JFK airport in New York and was taken into custody. He has not been charged but formal charges are expected to be filed Sunday morning. "He is being arrested for a criminal sex act, attempted rape and unlawful imprisonment," according to a New York Police Department spokesman. Police...
  • Alleged victim: Priests used me as a child sex slave

    03/25/2011 3:07:04 PM PDT · by WaterBoard · 33 replies
    Times Union ^ | March 25, 2011 | BRENDAN J. LYONS
    COLONIE -- "Treat him like you treat me. Give him God's love," he recalled the priest saying. The bedroom door would close as a second priest would allegedly rape the little boy. When it was over, the victim said, the Rev. Alan Jupin would walk him to a bathroom where a third priest, seated, would make him perform oral sex." Bishop Hubbard announced he had suspended three of the priests: Jupin, Louis Douglas, 82, and Donald Ophals, 77. It's at least the second time since 2003 the three priests have been accused of sexual molestation. "Since 2002 we've removed 24...
  • Carnahan Addresses Allegations Firebomb Suspect Worked for Re-Election Campaign

    08/25/2010 9:54:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies ^ | 8/26/10 | Chad Garrison
    Congressman Russ Carnahan held a press conference today to address allegations that the suspect of last week's firebombing of his campaign headquarters worked for his re-election campaign. Carnahan did not say the man's name but did confirm that the name Chris Powers made public this morning on a right-wing blog once worked for his campaign. According to Carnahan, Powers volunteered for his campaign in July and was hired this month as a political canvasser -- a job he kept for five days before being let go for "failing to do his job."
  • The Gore Sex Allegations: Here's What You Need To Know

    07/21/2010 8:47:55 AM PDT · by DontTreadOnMe2009 · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | June 24, 2010 | Justin Elliot
    You've no doubt heard by now about the sexual assault allegations made against Al Gore by a Portland, Oregon massage therapist stemming from a 2006 incident. It's a complicated case, and we've now read the 73-page police report so you don't have to. Read more:
  • More Landis Allegations Against Armstrong as Tour de France Begins

    07/03/2010 2:56:15 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 39 replies
    Huliq ^ | 7/3/10 | Michael Santo
    As the Tour de France begins, Floyd Landis, once a teammate of 7-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, has issued new allegations against the cycling great. In fact, Landis called doping in cycling "systematic," in a Wall Street Journal report. Floryd Landis was stripped of his 2006 Tour de France win over doping, then fought the allegation for four years. He even lied about his actions in his 2007 book, "Positively False," in which he also said he had no evidence that Lance Armstrong had used performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs). However, he has since changed his tune, and not only...
  • Giffords, Paton trade allegations, downplay ties to payday industry

    06/06/2010 8:02:15 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 224+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Andrea Kelly
    Two congressional candidates with arms-length ties to the payday loan industry are swapping allegations about who has closer ties to what are often referred to as "predatory" lenders. U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' re-election campaign and the Democratic Party accused Republican Congressional District 8 candidate Jonathan Paton of not being honest about his past work for the industry after Paton announced a fundraiser co-hosted by Stan Barnes, the payday industry lobbyist. Paton responded that Giffords has no room to talk, charging she has not been upfront about her financial ties via her family's property rental businesses, which have payday lender tenants....
  • 'Raghead' Haley comment the latest flap in S.C. race

    06/05/2010 2:39:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies · 1,424+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 4, 2010 | Seanna Adcox (Associated Press)
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A GOP lawmaker hoping to be the state's first female governor is getting publicity for all the wrong reasons. First a political blogger said he and Rep. Nikki Haley had an inappropriate physical relationship when he worked for her in 2007. Then a lobbyist said he had a one-night stand with her in a Salt Lake City hotel room during a school choice conference. On Thursday, state Sen. Jake Knotts used an ethnic slur to refer to Haley, whose parents immigrated from India.
  • Vietnam allegations threaten frontrunning Blumenthal in CT-Senate (blames Republicans for his lies)

    05/17/2010 9:08:59 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 14 replies · 1,663+ views
    The New York Times' story detailing Connecticut Attorney General Dick Blumenthal's (D) misstatements about his service in Vietnam -- he received five deferments and never served in the country, according to the paper -- has the potential to fundamentally reshape the Nutmeg State Senate race. Writes Raymond Hernandez: "What is striking about Mr. Blumenthal's record is the contrast between the many steps he took that allowed him to avoid Vietnam, and the misleading way he often speaks about that period of his life now, especially when he is speaking at veterans' ceremonies or other patriotic events." Oomph. Blumenthal campaign manager...
  • Denver church removes priest in new sex scandal

    04/12/2010 8:40:43 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 9 replies · 561+ views
    Denver church removes priest in new sex scandal April 12, 1:12 PM · Kenneth Green - Denver Top News Examiner Possibly influenced by the delayed reaction by other church leaders on the issue of priests accused of sex abuse, the Archbishop of Denver wasted little time in removing a Centennial area priest from active duty after a man came forward this weekend and said he had been abused by the priest in the 1970s. Charles Chaput, who has been uncharacteristically mum on the Vatican response to recent sex abuse scandals, removed Father Mel Thompson from active duty at St. Thomas...
  • Rally at St. Cloud school supports Muslim students(MN)

    03/29/2010 6:48:26 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 11 replies · 456+ views ^ | 3/29/10 | AP
    More than two dozen Muslims and their supporters rallied across from Apollo High School in St. Cloud in support of students who attend St. Cloud schools. The St. Cloud Times reports Monday the group claims that school staff members are not doing enough to keep Muslim students from being harassed and sometimes contribute to it. The rally crowd Monday was mostly adults. They chanted and held signs that said "Discrimination is intolerable" or "St. Cloud school district must integrate" among other things.
  • NY Times investigating plagiarism allegations

    02/16/2010 1:35:19 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 410+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/16/10 | AP
    NEW YORK – The New York Times is looking into the work of one its reporters following accusations that he plagiarized from The Wall Street Journal and other sources. The paper published an editor's note online Sunday and in papers Monday that said reporter Zachery Kouwe "appears to have improperly appropriated wording and passages published by other news organizations." The Times said Journal editors pointed out similarities between a Journal story from Feb. 5 and Times pieces later that day and on Feb. 6. The Times said a search found other similar examples taken from media outlets like Reuters and...
  • Officials Reject Allegations of Proselytizing in Afghanistan

    05/04/2009 5:28:43 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 867+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 4, 2009 – A report broadcast by the Arab news network Al Jazeera about U.S. servicemembers proselytizing in Afghanistan is just plain wrong, Pentagon officials said today. The Al Jazeera story showed an evangelical religious service on Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan and a discussion about distributing Bibles that had been translated into Dari and Pashtu – the two major languages of Afghanistan. “American servicemembers are allowed to hold religious services,” a Defense Department official speaking on background said. “The clip shows one of those services with an American chaplain leading a religious service for American servicemembers. In it,...
  • Harman denies allegations, questions wiretap

    04/20/2009 1:53:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 746+ views
    The Hill ^ | 4/20/09 | Mike Soroghan
    Rep. Jane Harman is denying that she tried to interfere with a Justice Department prosecution of alleged spying for Israel and is questioning whether a federal agency was improperly spying on a member of Congress. Harman (D-Calif.) responded angrily Monday to a story in CQ Politics reporting that the National Security Agency monitored a conversation in which she told a suspected Israeli agent that she would press prosecutors to reduce charges against two former officials of the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee. "If there is anything about this story that should arouse concern, it is that the Bush administration may...