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  • Jussie Smollett Charged with Felony as Police Negotiate Surrender for His Arrest

    02/20/2019 7:34:19 PM PST · by Widget Jr · 109 replies
    Extra TV.com ^ | February 20, 2019 | Extra TV staff
    “Empire” star Jussie Smollett is now charged with a felony following an attack that was allegedly staged. The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office confirmed to “Extra” that Smollett has been charged with one count of felony disorderly conduct for filing a false police report. He is due in court at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday.
  • Supreme Court Puts Limits on Police Power to Seize Private Property (8-0 w/ Thomas concurring)

    02/20/2019 10:16:32 AM PST · by NRx · 127 replies
    NY Times ^ | 09-20-2019 | Adam Liptak
    WASHINGTON — Siding with a small time drug offender in Indiana whose $42,000 Land Rover was seized by law enforcement officials, the Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that the Constitution places limits on civil forfeiture laws that allow states and localities to take and keep private property used to commit crimes. Civil forfeiture is a popular way to raise revenue, and its use has been the subject of widespread criticism across the political spectrum. The Supreme Court has ruled that the Eighth Amendment, which bars “excessive fines,” limits the ability of the federal government to seize property. On Wednesday, the...
  • Justice Department preparing for Mueller report as early as next week

    02/20/2019 10:08:52 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 81 replies
    CNN ^ | 02/20/2019 | Evan Perez, Laura Jarrett and Katelyn Polantz
    Attorney General Bill Barr is preparing to announce as early as next week the completion of Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, with plans for Barr to submit to Congress soon after a summary of Mueller's confidential report, according to people familiar with the plans. The preparations are the clearest indication yet that Mueller is nearly done with his almost two-year investigation. The precise timing of the announcement is subject to change. The scope and contours of what Barr will send to Congress remain unclear. Also unclear is how long it will take Justice officials to prepare what will be submitted to...
  • Lawyers for Nick Sandmann, sue Washington Post for $250 million

    02/19/2019 7:20:29 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 30 replies
    MSN ^ | 2-19-2018 | Theresa Braine
    Lawyers for 16-year-old Nicholas Sandmann, the Covington Catholic High School junior who faced off with Omaha Nation elder Nathan Phillips on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial last month, have filed a $250 million lawsuit against The Washington Post, one of many newspapers to report on viral video of the incident. “This is only the beginning,” said the attorneys, Lin Wood and Todd McMurtry, on their firm’s website, noting that it was the “first lawsuit” on Sandmann’s behalf. The suit was filed in U.S. District Court in Kentucky, Reuters reported, and it states that the sum – which is for...
  • Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg returned to the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday

    02/19/2019 7:47:26 AM PST · by SaxxonWoods · 140 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2/19/19 | Tucker Higgins
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg returned to the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to hear her first oral arguments since undergoing an operation in December
  • New York, California, 14 other states sue Trump in Ninth Circuit over emergency declaration

    02/18/2019 6:38:41 PM PST · by usafa92 · 145 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/18/2019 | Fox News
    The Trump 2020 campaign is highlighting examples of the president keeping his promises, advisory board member Marc Lotter says. The attorneys general of California, New York, and 14 other states on Monday filed a lawsuit in the Ninth Circuit against the White House's recent national emergency declaration over border security, claiming President Trump has "veered the country toward a constitutional crisis of his own making." President Trump sarcastically had predicted the lawsuit last week. He's slammed the Ninth Circuit multiple times as "disgraceful" and politically biased. The litigation, brought before a federal trial court in the Northern District of California,...
  • Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein expected to step down by mid-March, official says

    02/18/2019 6:44:56 PM PST · by usafa92 · 80 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/18/2019 | Nicole Darrah
    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expected to leave his role at the Justice Department by mid-March, a senior DOJ official told Fox News on Monday. An announcement of who has been selected to replace Rosenstein could come as early as this week. A Trump administration official added that Attorney General William Barr has picked Jeffrey Rosen to serve as his deputy attorney general. Fox News reported in January that Rosenstein was expected to step down in the coming weeks to ensure a smooth transition for Barr, who was sworn in on Thursday.
  • Ten Years Ago Today: Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar Marries Her Biological Brother From Somalia

    02/18/2019 8:46:24 AM PST · by jonatron · 47 replies
    Tea Party and Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/14/2019 | Gateway Pundit
    (Gateway Pundit): Ten years ago today… Democrat Ilhan Omar married her biological brother. Omar won a historic victory over 44-year incumbent DFL Rep. Phyllis Kahn. Ilhan Omar built a vast coalition of East African voters to defeat the incumbent in Minneapolis. The liberal media forgot to mention Ilhan was married to her brother. Power Line reported: A reader has written us to point out that the Somali website Somalispot posted information last week suggesting Omar’s involvement in marriage and immigration fraud. The post notes that Omar married Ahmed Hirsi in 2002. Hirsi is the father of Omar’s three children. Omar...
  • Covington-student lawyer spooks #Resistance lawyer into hiding

    02/16/2019 12:11:22 PM PST · by FreedomMonkey · 29 replies
    @llinwood ^ | Feb 15, 2019 | Lin Wood
    "Your team is made up of adults who were eager to attack, vilify & threaten an innocent 16-year old boy just to advance their political agenda & biases. Your team does not deserve cheers. Your team deserves to be sued. https://twitter.com/jeffreywbruce "
  • Houston cop 'lied about drug dealing so officers could storm home'...

    02/16/2019 7:23:20 AM PST · by Ol' Dan Tucker · 200 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 02-15-2019 | Lauren Fruen
    Houston cop 'lied about drug dealing so officers could storm home' sparking a shootout which left a couple dead and five officers wounded The Houston officer who led a deadly raid in which a couple were killed and five cops were injured lied to get a search warrant, according to the city's police chief. Lead investigator Gerald Goines alleged an informant bought heroin at the house of Dennis Tuttle, 59, and Rhogena Nicholas, 58, the day before the January 28 raid. The informant had also allegedly seen a handgun in the home. But according to an affidavit filed as part...
  • Aurora active shooter situation leaves multiple wounded

    02/15/2019 1:03:42 PM PST · by Vipper · 27 replies
    Aurora active shooter situation leaves multiple wounded, large police presence reported at Henry Pratt, Kane County sheriff says
  • U.S. Supreme Court to decide legality of census citizenship query

    02/15/2019 12:46:12 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 67 replies
    Rueters ^ | 2-15-2019 | Andrew Chung
    The U.S. Supreme Court will decide the fate of a fiercely contested plan by President Donald Trump’s administration to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, agreeing on Friday to an expedited review of a judge’s ruling blocking the plan.
  • Breaking: Bill Weld Launches Primary Challenge To Trump

    02/15/2019 6:37:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/15/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    Oh, wait — is Bill Weld a Republican again? Gary Johnson’s running mate on 2016’s Libertarian ticket announced this morning in New Hampshire that he will launch an exploratory committee as the first step to challenging Donald Trump in a 2020 primary. In doing so, Weld sacrifices quite a bit — his potential opportunity to beat Trump in the general election at the top of a Libertarian ticket.Did I write that with a straight face? You’ll never know. Former Massachusetts Gov. William F. Weld is launching a presidential exploratory committee to challenge President Trump in the Republican primaries, saying...
  • Sources: Jussie Smollett staged attack with help of others, allegedly being written off 'Empire'

    02/14/2019 4:17:39 PM PST · by Cubs Fan · 88 replies
    CHICAGO -- Chicago police confirmed Thursday that detectives are talking to two persons of interest in connection with the alleged attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett. Multiple sources have told ABC7 Eyewitness News that police are investigating whether Smollett and the two men staged the attack allegedly because Smollett was being written off of "Empire." A source familiar with the investigation told the ABC7 I-Team that Smollett failed to appear for an interview with detectives earlier Thursday. A source briefed on the Smollett investigation confirmed to ABC News that Chicago police are questioning the two persons of interest -- one...
  • Donald Trump Supporter Launches 'Incredibly Violent Attack' On BBC Cameraman At El Paso Rally

    02/12/2019 10:55:56 AM PST · by the_daug · 52 replies
    HuffPost ^ | 2/12/2019 | Lee Moran
    The BBC’s Washington news editor, Eleanor Montague, said Trump had whipped the crowd “into a frenzy against the media” prior to the attack........
  • Ocasio-Cortez hits back after Trump laughs off her Green Deal: failed ‘HS term paper’ at Texas rally

    02/12/2019 8:33:55 AM PST · by Red Badger · 149 replies
    www.bizpacreview.com ^ | February 12, 2019 | Frieda Powers
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez could not handle President Donald Trump’s mockery of her controversial “Green New Deal” and ripped into him for his comments during a rally. The New York Democrat fired back at the president after he ridiculed the proposal during a rally in El Paso, Texas on Monday where he called it a “massive government takeover that would destroy the incredible economic gains” made in the nation. “It sounds like a high school term paper that got a low mark,” Trump said. “I really don’t like their policy of taking away your car or taking away your airplane flights....
  • Garbage Budget "Deal" Struck ($1.37B / 55mi wall)

    02/11/2019 6:24:33 PM PST · by MountainWalker · 205 replies
    Twitter ^ | 2/10/2019 | Erica Werner
    "The agreement reached tonight would include: -$1.375b for border barriers (55 new miles of bollard fencing) -Dems drop call for new cap on ICE beds for detentions in interior -Overall cap on detention beds drops from 49,057 to 40,520 Per congressional official."
  • Trump's approval rating among likely voters soars to his best in 23 MONTHS at 52 per cent

    02/11/2019 9:53:48 AM PST · by xzins · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11 Feb 19 | David Martosko
    Donald Trump's job approval rating among likely U.S. voters hit 52 per cent on Monday in a daily tracking poll conducted by Rasmussen Reports, the polling organization he uses most frequently to promote himself. That number is his highest since March 6, 2017, less than seven weeks after he took office. It has been even longer since Trump's 'strongly approve' and 'strongly disapprove' numbers weren't under water. They were even at 39 per cent on Monday. Overall, 47 per cent of likely voters disapprove of Trump's Oval Office performance. That's a low water mark since November 2, 2018. Monday's numbers...
  • DEMOCRAT Representative Max Rose lets Rep. Omar Have it

    I don't blame him.
  • Did Amy Klobuchar talk about global warming at her presidential announcement today?

    02/10/2019 12:52:19 PM PST · by political1 · 79 replies
    Just a question since it was snowing so much at her announcement. Amy Klobuchar.