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  • Did protesters use 'poisoned stickers' to give cops skin burns during demonstrations

    07/22/2016 3:44:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/22/16
    Did protesters use 'poisoned stickers' to give cops skin burns during demonstrations outside the Republican National Convention **SNIP** Protesters had reportedly been placing yellow stickers on law enforcement officials that read, 'I am awesome,' according to WOIO. The stickers were sent to Columbus for further testing and a person was questioned by the FBI, the station reported. Ciaccia said officers were investigating the incident and urged people not to take stickers from people they do not know.
  • Police pepper spray and arrest 17 Communist protesters trying to burn the flag

    07/21/2016 3:41:51 AM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/21/16 | Shekhar Bhatia
    Police pepper spray and arrest 17 Communist protesters trying to burn the Stars and Stripes outside RNC in the most violent rally since convention beganPolice pepper sprayed and arrested a group of Communists as they attempted to burn the US flag outside the Republican National Convention. Officers arrested 17 people after a violent melee broke out near the gates of the Quicken Loans Arena, preventing delegates and journalists from entering the stadium. One police officer was pushed to the ground as cops attempted to separate the Communists from their rivals, which included members of a group called 'Bikers for Trump'....
  • This Bill Could Automatically Register 50 Million People To Vote

    07/16/2016 4:44:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies
    Huffpost ^ | 7/15/16 | Jacquie Lee, Mercy Yang
    WASHINGTON ― A bill introduced this week in Congress could automatically make as many as 50 million people eligible to join the electorate. Democratic lawmakers proposed what they call the Automatic Voter Registration Act of 2016 to streamline the registration process. Voter turnout in the U.S. typically falls behind other developed countries.
  • Clinton Endorsement Backfires as Sanders’ Supporters Look to Jill Stein

    07/13/2016 5:11:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Observer ^ | 7/13/16 | Michael Sainato
    “Today, I endorsed Hillary Clinton to be our next president,” Bernie Sanders announced to supporters on July 12, shortly after formally endorsing Clinton at a campaign rally in New Hampshire. “I know that some of you will be disappointed with that decision. But I believe that, at this moment, our country, our values and our common vision for a transformed America are best served by the defeat of Donald Trump and the election of Hillary Clinton.” This was, unfortunately, the best Sanders could do ahead of the Democratic National Convention to ensure Clinton and her superdelegates don’t vote down every...
  • NATHAN'S HOT DOG EATING CONTEST ODDS (100th edition)

    06/30/2016 4:57:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Odds Shark ^ | 6/29/16 | Joe Osborne
    **SNIP** The Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest is the premier event in competitive eating and this is a landmark year. The 100th edition of the event will take place, as always, on July 4 and the spotlight will be on the biggest rivalry in the history of competitive eating. **SNIP** Not only is Stonie the top-ranked competitive eater in MLE, he’s also the youngest. At just 130 pounds, he currently holds 18 competitive eating records. In 2015, he notably consumed 241 Hooters chicken wings in 10 minutes, and a few months later he ate 25 Big Macs in...
  • First "Shocking" Deposition In Clinton Email Case - She Didn't Use A Password

    05/27/2016 7:50:16 PM PDT · by Libloather · 102 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 5/27/16 | Tyler Durden
    First "Shocking" Deposition In Clinton Email Case Reveals She Did Not Use A Password **SNIP** He was asked about the inconvenience of the State Department’s passwords system, and he said that he eliminated her need for any passwords: A: She wouldn’t have had a password. Q: So the computer would have just been open and be able to use without going through any security features? A: Correct.
  • Sanders Says Americans See Clinton as 'Lesser of Two Evils'

    05/22/2016 5:04:34 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    ABC News ^ | 5/21/16 | MARYALICE PARKS
    Presidential hopeful and underdog for the Democratic nomination Bernie Sanders said one of the reasons he is staying in the race is because he does not want Americans "voting for the lesser of two evils." Sanders added that he will use Hillary Clinton's low favorability ratings as part of his case to Democratic party super delegates that they should back him over her. **SNIP** Asked by Stephanopoulos whether he would describe Clinton as the lesser of two evils against Donald Trump, Sanders responded, "No, I wouldn't describe it, but that's what the American people are saying."
  • Nevada Dem convention devolves into chaos (RAT Boxer booed)

    05/14/2016 4:07:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/14/16 | JESSIE HELLMANN
    Tensions were high at the Democratic convention in Nevada Saturday, with Bernie Sanders supporters demanding delegate recounts, booing Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and causing other disruptions, according to local media reports. Sanders supporters were angry over a voice vote that adopted a set of temporary convention rules as the permanent rules, according to the Las Vegas Sun. And supporters also reacted angrily to the count of delegates attending the convention, which put Clinton at an advantage. Final numbers announced later in the day showed 1,693 Clinton supporters in attendance to Sanders's 1,662. Boxer, a Hillary Clinton supporter, said among booing...
  • Millennials are more open to idea of slavery reparations: Study shows...

    05/11/2016 5:11:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 93 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/11/16
    Millennials are more open to idea of slavery reparations: Study shows majority of young people think African Americans should be compensated for ancestors' suffering **SNIP** Baby boomers between ages 51-69 are similar, with a 79-17 per cent margin against reparations. The numbers start changing when it comes to Generation Xers, with Americans between the ages of 35-50 breaking 73 per cent to 25 per cent against reparations. The biggest shift comes with millennials, with a majority — 51 per cent — saying that reparations should be paid or they were unsure of whether reparations should be paid.
  • Gov. McCrory Rejects Obama Admin’s Request to Reverse Iran Sanctions

    04/27/2016 5:55:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Pat McCrory ^ | 4/26/16
    Today, Governor Pat McCrory rejected the Obama administration’s request for North Carolina to reverse its state-imposed ban on investments in Iran “Under President Obama’s questionable Iran deal, billions have already been paid or released to Iran’s regime with little to show for it,” said Governor McCrory. “So long as I am governor, North Carolina will not subsidize a regime which remains the world’s lead sponsor of terrorism. It’s time for Washington, D.C. to put the safety, security and best interests of North Carolinians and Americans first Last year, Governor McCrory signed the bipartisan Iran Divestment Act of 2015, which prohibited...
  • Despite Drought, Residents Told To Keep Lawns Green — Or Face Fines

    04/19/2016 5:30:13 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 4/11/16
    **SNIP** Four years of drought have transformed this biosphere of wealth into something a little less than immaculate, with some homeowners actually letting their lawns turn brown in an effort to conserve precious water. But enough is enough, declared the Blackhawk Homeowners Association, which issued a letter to the 9,000 residents of Blackhawk stating that as of June 1st, “beautiful landscaping ” will again be required. The letter told residents that they must have a healthy lawn or drought-tolerant landscaping, or face fines, even litigation.
  • Clinton tells Sharpton group that whites 'need to recognize our privilege'

    04/13/2016 4:59:48 PM PDT · by Libloather · 62 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/13/16 | Francesca Chambers
    Clinton tells Sharpton group that whites 'need to recognize our privilege' and says Trump and Cruz burst open the 'ugly currents that lurk just below the surface of our politics'Hillary Clinton told members of Al Sharpton's civil rights organization today that whites need to check their privilege when discussing racial inequality. 'White Americans need to do a much better job of listening when American-Americans talk about the seen and unseen barriers you face every day,' Clinton said at the National Action Network conference in New York City. Clinton told attendees, 'We need to recognize our privilege and practice humility rather...
  • Brussels flights again disrupted by air traffic controllers' strike

    04/13/2016 4:08:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/13/16
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Brussels Airport canceled half its flights on Wednesday as anger mounted over a second day of industrial action by some air traffic controllers hampering a return to normality after last month's suicide bombings. Some 200 of 400 scheduled flights were canceled, an airport spokeswoman said. A later statement said the outlook for Thursday was still unclear. One of Europe's busiest, Brussels airport had reopened 10 days ago at much reduced capacity following the Islamic State attacks on March 22.
  • Anthony Weiner goes for solo stroll in New York City without his wedding ring...

    04/12/2016 4:37:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 63 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/12/16 | Chris Spargo
    EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Anthony Weiner goes for solo stroll in New York City without his wedding ring while wife Huma Abedin takes smiling selfies on the campaign trailAnthony Weiner was spotted walking the streets of New York City solo on Monday - and not wearing his wedding ring. The disgraced politician was returning home from an hour-long workout while his wife Huma Abedin was on the campaign trail with Hillary Clinton in nearby Queens, and wearing her ring. Abedin was not however wearing her band the day before as she posed for smiling selfies with Clinton supporters during a rally in...
  • Police hunt two bank robbers who wrapped themselves head-to-toe in TINFOIL

    04/10/2016 4:33:12 PM PDT · by Libloather · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/10/16 | Gerard Couzens
    Police hunt two Brazilian bank robbers who wrapped themselves head-to-toe in TINFOIL in successful bid to beat alarm systemPolice in Brazil are hunting two bank robbers who wrapped themselves up in tin foil in a bizarre attempt to fool its alarm system. The daring ruse worked and the alarm didn't sound - but an armed police response unit was mobilised after they were picked up moving around inside the bank in their odd disguises on a central CCTV monitoring system. An accomplice believed to have been acting as a lookout was arrested - but the two men whose faces were...
  • Sound the Alarm: New Obama Regulations Will Push Private Retirement Savings Into Government Accounts

    04/09/2016 5:29:50 PM PDT · by Libloather · 104 replies
    Townhall ^ | 4/08/16 | Katie Pavlich
    If you thought Obamacare was terrifying, just wait until you read about what President Obama's regulatory agencies are planning to do with your retirement savings. According to an alarming report in the Wall Street Journal, government regulators at the Labor Department will be implementing new rules at the end of the year that will eventually force private retirement investments into government accounts. How? By making private investment options, specifically IRAs, too burdensome, a liability and expensive. Bolding is mine.
  • Washington DC is shutting down the entire subway system on Wednesday with no notice - safety checks

    03/16/2016 2:24:19 AM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/15/16 | Kelly Mclaughlin & AP
    Washington DC is shutting down the entire subway system on Wednesday with no notice for urgent safety checks The entire Washington, DC, subway system will shut down for at least 29 hours to inspect electrical components on the tracks following a fire near one of the system's tunnels, officials said on Tuesday. The shutdown comes after a fire broke out on Monday about 4.30am in the tunnel outside the McPherson Square station in downtown Washington. The fire led to delays on the orange, blue and silver lines, which go through the station. The Metro subway system will shut down at...
  • Hillary Clinton owes Iowa police THOUSANDS of dollars in unpaid bills for providing security...

    03/16/2016 1:55:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/15/16 | Mia De Graaf
    Hillary Clinton owes Iowa police THOUSANDS of dollars in unpaid bills for providing security at Katy Perry concert six months ago Hillary Clinton owes Iowa police thousands of dollars for provided security at a Katy Perry-headlined event and two rallies. Despite raising more than $130 million for her presidential campaign, the former Secretary of State has yet to pay Des Moines police $1,800 for manning the concert on October 24, the force claims. Meanwhile, officers in the neighboring city of Marshalltown claim the Democrat frontrunner owes them $2,700 for working overtime at a January 15 event with Bill Clinton and...
  • Another Ex-State Dept. Official Refuses To Talk To Congress About Hillary’s Server

    03/14/2016 6:46:16 PM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/13/16 | Chuck Ross
    A second former State Department official is refusing to talk to Congress about what he might know about Hillary Clinton’s private email system. Politico reports that John Bentel, who retired from the State Department in Dec. 2012, has told the House Select Committee on Benghazi and the Senate Judiciary and Homeland Security Committees that he will not meet to discuss the server and what, if anything, he knows about it. In response to a Dec. 5 letter from Judiciary Committee chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley and Homeland Security chairman Sen. Ron Johnson, Bentel said he had “no memory of knowledge” about...
  • The First Time Party Bigwigs Tried to Stop a Front-Runner From Becoming President It Backfired

    03/14/2016 4:43:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | 3/13/16 | Andrew Saunders
    The First Time Party Bigwigs Tried to Stop a Front-Runner From Becoming President It Backfired—Big-timeWhat the GOP can learn from the story of Andrew Jackson in 1824. America has never seen a presidential candidate like this before. Detractors point to his lack of political experience, his poor grasp of policy, his alleged autocratic leanings and his shady past. They believe this man without much of a political platform (but with interesting hair) has neither the qualifications nor the temperament to be president. Yet in defiance of conventional wisdom, he is leading his three main rivals in the race for the...
  • Police officer in Maryland fatally shot in "unprovoked attack"

    03/14/2016 2:37:44 AM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    CBS News ^ | 3/13/16
    PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, Md. -- Police were going about their business on Sunday afternoon when a gunman fired at the first officer he saw outside a Maryland police station, prompting a gun battle that left an undercover narcotics officer dead and the suspect wounded, authorities say. Prince George's County Police Chief Hank Stawinski said Jacai Colson, a four-year veteran of the department only days shy of his 29th birthday, died in the "unprovoked attack" outside the station. They posted a photo of Colson to Twitter.
  • EMILY’s List taps Lena Dunham to court millennials for Clinton

    03/13/2016 2:45:13 PM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/13/16 | Mark Hensch
    EMILY’s List is teaming up with actress Lena Dunham in an effort aimed at rallying female millennial voters for Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton. The political action committee, which backs pro-abortion Democratic women, announced the launch of its entertainment industry “Creative Council” on Sunday. “There is a true cultural moment around feminism and women’s leadership – and EMILY’s List can harness it and make sure it lasts,” said EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock in a statement. “We’ve been reaching out to non-political industries where women are working together to disrupt a boys’ club – and finding stories and sisterhoods like...
  • Hillary learned the lesson of Watergate (always destroy the evidence)

    03/13/2016 8:33:18 AM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    OC Register ^ | 3/13/16 | TOM CAMPBELL
    **SNIP** In normal civil litigation practice, when documents are sought for a trial, the parties must issue “litigation holds” to preserve all documents likely to be asked for, well before they are actually demanded and, in some cases, even before a lawsuit is filed. Failure to preserve such documents results in sanctions by the court. If parties want to withhold documents, they still preserve them, so that the court can eventually make a decision about whether they have to be produced. As a former corporate attorney, Clinton must have known those rules. Her action prevented a neutral third party from...
  • Barack Goes Ballistic (Hussein the mullah?)

    03/13/2016 7:23:05 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/13/16 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    **SNIP** Based on the Attorney General’s remarks, it’s hard to believe that what was once a Constitutional right to individual thought and belief, may now be one step closer to an Iranian-style regulation overseen by a hierarchy of American mullahs. Then again, the president has already admonished those who contradict his beliefs concerning climate change by warning them if they don’t agree with him “[They]'ll be pretty lonely.” What Obama didn’t expound upon was whether or not a climate change skeptic ends up lonely inside or outside a courtroom. Either way, the problem that remains for America is that our...
  • The FDA Looks to Crack Down on Manure (Again)

    03/13/2016 6:35:23 AM PDT · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Reason ^ | 3/12/16 | Baylen Linnekin
    Last week, the FDA announced it would investigate the use of manure and other biological matter. Manure is animal poop. Rich in nutrients, it's been used by farmers as fertilizer for thousands of years. But the agency is skeptical of the safety of the practice. "The FDA is planning to conduct a risk assessment to determine how much consumer health is put at risk by the use of raw manure as fertilizer in growing crops covered by the final [Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)] Produce Safety rule, and what can be done to help prevent people from getting sick," the...
  • Revealed: Man, 22, who rushed the stage at Trump rally is a former child actor who caused uproar...

    03/12/2016 7:15:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/12/16 | Regina F. Graham
    Revealed: Man, 22, who rushed the stage at Trump rally is a former child actor who caused uproar last year by standing on top of the American flag in anti-racist demonstration at his college**SNIP** 'Currently in line for the rally. Currently never been more scared in my life,' he wrote Saturday on Twitter at 3.23am. 'If I can get good thoughts and prayers from my TL (time line) it would be much appreciated,' Dimassimo wrote Saturday at 7.37am. 'I'm at this you know what rally bout to you know what.' On Friday the Wright State University acting major tweeted: 'I've...
  • Showboating Obama - congratulates himself on steering America away from GREAT DEPRESSION

    03/12/2016 2:13:29 AM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/11/16 | Kalhan Rosenblatt & AP
    Showboating Obama brushes off Reagan funeral snub criticism to congratulate himself on steering America away from GREAT DEPRESSION during SXSW festival talk An ebullient Barack Obama sure sounded pleased with himself at SXSW festival on Friday – despite enduring a week of criticism for prioritizing the event over Nancy Reagan’s funeral. The President was the surprise keynote speaker at this year's Austin festival and talked about civic engagement with the editor-in-chief of The Texas Tribune. During the speech he bragged about keeping employment below five per cent and congratulated himself for the recent improvement in the country's job figures. 'Because...
  • Obama's SXSW Appearance Coincides With Open Carry Protest (/stuff that happens every day)

    03/11/2016 1:17:17 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Huffington Post via MSN ^ | 3/11/16 | Willa Frej
    Pro-gun group Open Carry Texas is planning to openly carry guns at this year's South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas -- and their demonstration on gun rights will coincide with President Barack Obama's keynote address at the event on Friday. Open Carry Texas has been bringing guns to the festival for the last two years, according to the Dallas Morning News. This year, members are planning to hold small info sessions during SXSW to "engage in conversation and education" about gun rights laws in the state and encourage young festivalgoers to "carry in lawful defense of themselves and others,"...
  • Penn. city of Harrisburg is STILL plowing snow from January blizzard despite it being 70 degrees

    03/11/2016 2:38:21 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/10/16 | Myriah Towner
    Pennsylvania city of Harrisburg is STILL plowing snow from January blizzard despite it being 70 degrees A Pennsylvania city is still clearing snow left from a record-breaking blizzard that occurred two months ago despite it being 70 degrees. An estimated 15,000 tons of snow from the city of Harrisburg and surrounding municipalities was piled high on City Island following a 30-inch snowfall in January. And for the last three weeks, city employees have been using gas-powered burners to help melt the remaining piles of snow before its baseball team's opening day in April, according to Pennlive.
  • Democratic Lawmakers Question Investigations Into Hillary Clinton’s Emails

    03/10/2016 5:39:40 PM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/10/16 | Byron Tau
    A group of senior Capitol Hill Democrats said Thursday they have “serious questions” about the work of two internal Obama administration government watchdogs investigating the email arrangement of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.), Patrick Leahy (D., Vt.), Tom Carper (D., Del.) and Ben Cardin (D., Md.) joined Reps. Adam Schiff (D., Calif.), Eliot Engel (D., N.Y.) and Elijah Cummings (D., Md.) in signing a letter calling on the State Department and Intelligence Community inspectors general to conduct themselves in an “impartial, independent and diligent” manner. The letter stems from Democrats’ concerns that the offices...
  • Communist Cuba tells Obama exactly what he will get from his historic visit to Havana: Nothing.

    03/10/2016 2:29:06 AM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/09/16
    Communist Cuba tells Obama exactly what he will get from his historic visit to Havana: Nothing. Castro's mouthpiece says regime will not 'renounce any of its principles' Cuba said it would welcome President Barack Obama to Havana later this month, but the Communist government had no intention of changing its policies in exchange for normal relations with the United States. In a long editorial on Wednesday in Communist Party newspaper Granma and other official media, Cuba demanded Washington cease meddling in its internal affairs and said Obama could do more to change U.S. policy. The March 20-22 visit from Obama...
  • Pamela Anderson asks New York Gov Cuomo to put prisoners on a vegan diet to save $2 million a year

    03/10/2016 2:24:45 AM PST · by Libloather · 49 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/09/16 | Ashley Collman
    Pamela Anderson wants to cut the cheese - and meat - out of New York prisoners' diets. The Baywatch beauty wrote an open letter to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday, on behalf of PETA, suggesting that he make all prison meals vegan. The famous vegetarian says that the diet switch could save the state millions, and she even offered to visit a penitentiary to cook for the inmates if he takes up her offer, as she did last year for a prison in Arizona.
  • Democratic debate: Clinton criticizes Sanders’s plans as being too far left (Benghazi gets booed)

    03/10/2016 1:08:38 AM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Washington Post via MSN ^ | 3/09/16 | David A. Fahrenthold
    **SNIP** Later in Wednesday’s debate, moderator Jorge Ramos asked Clinton about the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, in which four Americans were killed – including the U.S. ambassador to Libya. Clinton was the secretary of state at the time, and Republicans have raised questions about whether Clinton had properly prepared State Department installations in Libya for attacks, and about whether she had misled the public about the cause of the attack. When Ramos began to ask the question, the debate’s audience began to boo at the mention of the word “Benghazi.” He kept on, playing the tape of a relative...
  • Proposed EPA car-engine rule upsets NASCAR-country congressmen

    03/09/2016 2:56:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | 3/09/16 | Anna Douglas
    **SNIP** The Specialty Equipment Market Association says the companies it represents support a $1.4 billion industry, selling car racing products and aftermarket vehicle parts. The business association contends that the EPA rule under consideration would make it illegal for businesses to sell car parts intended to convert traditional production engines to engines that don’t meet emissions standards. The EPA intends to finalize its proposed regulations this summer and it has reopened public comment on the issue. Three other congressmen have signed McHenry's bill: U.S. Reps. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, Bill Posey, R-Fla., and Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va.,...
  • Clinton (Romanian email) Hacker Extradited to U.S.

    03/07/2016 3:17:21 PM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 3/07/16 | Jim Swift
    Romanian hacker Marcel Lazar Lehel - better known as Guccifer - is being extradited to the United States, say news reports. The hacker has scored many notable victims in recent years, including Hillary Clinton shadow adviser Sid Blumenthal. Guccifer once bragged to PANDO that "I used to read [Clinton's] memos... and then do the gardening."
  • Biden's One-Night Visit to Mexico City Cost $538,528 for Hotels Alone

    03/06/2016 6:24:53 AM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 3/04/16 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Vice President Joe Biden's hotel tab for his recent one-night stay in Mexico City cost taxpayers more than $500,000. Biden, who attended an annual economic summit with Mexican leaders, stayed at the luxury Intercontinental Presidente Hotel. Biden led a delegation attending the summit that included Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell. The trip called for 260 hotel rooms and meeting spaces, according to a State Department contract. The total hotel tab was $538,528.65.
  • Analysis: Clinton part of widespread use of non-secure email for sensitive information

    03/06/2016 5:04:33 AM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 3/06/16 | Rosalind S. Helderman, Tom Hamburger
    **SNIP** Kirby, the State Department spokesman, said the agency "takes the protection of sensitive information seriously and our staff are aware of the appropriate channels for transmitting classified information." "We stand by the redactions we have made," he said. Still, some diplomats who have reviewed their emails that have now been classified have expressed puzzlement. Several said in interviews that they thought the State Department's review process relied on an overly broad interpretation of public-records laws that restrict release of certain information involving relations with foreign governments.
  • What does immunity for Clinton email staffer signal?

    03/05/2016 4:32:33 PM PST · by Libloather · 79 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/05/16 | Danny Cevallos
    **SNIP** Talking to the government, or giving a "proffer," relinquishes the few advantages a defendant has: He gives up his constitutional privilege against self-incrimination, and more, he gives the government the defense's version of the case up front. While Pagliano is surely in an unenviable, nail-biting position, we can draw some inferences from recent events. Whether he had zero potential liability, or some liability, he's probably not a "target." Why? Because if he were, his attorney would probably not let him talk to the government, and the government would probably not give him immunity. Remember, the government is parsimonious with...
  • ISIS hackers threaten 55 New Jersey police officers by releasing home addresses, phone numbers...

    03/05/2016 4:03:54 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/05/16 | James Wilkinson
    ISIS hackers threaten 55 New Jersey police officers by releasing home addresses, phone numbers and working locations ISIS hackers have threatened 55 New Jersey police officers by releasing their names, addresses, telephone numbers and working locations online. The Caliphate Cyber Army (CCA), an ISIS-affiliated group of hackers that largely focuses on defacing websites and spreading propaganda, released an Excel spreadsheet containing the details of 55 New Jersey Transit Authority police Wednesday. The Daily Mail understands that the information - which lists the details of employees from a probationary police officer up to a number of captains - was obtained by...
  • Immunity deal raises stakes in Clinton email investigation

    03/03/2016 4:38:27 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/03/16 | Katie Bo Williams, Cory Bennett
    The immunity deal granted to a former Hillary Clinton staffer indicates the FBI's investigation into her email practices is accelerating, former prosecutors say. Clinton was riding high on Tuesday following a series of decisive primary victories that seemed to put her on an unstoppable path to the Democratic presidential nomination. But after her campaign celebrated big victories against Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the marquee issue that Republicans hope will sink her in the general election was thrust back into the spotlight. The day after her Super Tuesday victories, a law enforcement official leaked that Bryan Pagliano, who helped set up...
  • State Department Won’t Commit to Finishing Review of Clinton’s Top-Secret Emails Before Election

    03/01/2016 5:50:26 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 3/01/16 | David Rutz
    State Department Won’t Commit to Finishing Review of Clinton’s Top-Secret Emails Before General Election State Department spokesman John Kirby would not commit Tuesday to the agency finishing, in time for the general election in November, its review of Hillary Clinton's 22 top-secret emails and whether they were classified at the time they were sent or received on her private server. Associated Press reporter Matt Lee pointed out this might be information voters would be interested in about Clinton, the potential Democratic nominee for president, before November. "Can you commit to getting the results of this review into the top secret,...
  • Dump Hillary, and Dump Her Fast: The Democratic Establishment is on a Suicide Mission...

    03/01/2016 2:22:14 AM PST · by Libloather · 56 replies
    Paste Magazine ^ | 2/29/16 | Brogan Morris
    Dump Hillary, and Dump Her Fast: The Democratic Establishment is on a Suicide Mission, and it Will End With Trump **SNIP** Now, after South Carolina, it would seem reality is at last aligning with the view of the media commentariat: we are finally witnessing the beginning of the end of the Sanders campaign. With Sanders' astonishing, near 50-point defeat in South Carolina, and with polls predicting he'll lose in the majority of Super Tuesday states, it has become clear that Sanders is failing to connect with the wider electorate. With more diverse appeal amongst Democrats than Bernie Sanders could ever...
  • Email: Nancy Pelosi Said Dealing With Obama Was Like Dealing With ‘The Junior Senator From Illinois’

    02/27/2016 3:03:31 PM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/26/16 | Chuck Ross
    California Rep. Nancy Pelosi disparagingly referred to President Obama as “the junior senator from Illinois” during a meeting with wealthy Democratic donors just after the party was trounced in 2010’s mid-term elections, according to an email that Sidney Blumenthal sent to then Sec. of State Hillary Clinton. “When I go to the White House I feel like I’m dealing with the junior senator from Illinois,” is what Blumenthal claimed Pelosi told a group of people gathered at the Democracy Alliance’s annual meeting, held in mid-Nov. 2010. The email was contained in the batch of records released by the State Department...
  • As One Clinton Email Nightmare Nears an End, Another Begins

    02/27/2016 1:10:04 PM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | 2/26/16 | Martin Matishak
    The U.S. State Department’s announcement that it will finally finish releasing the 55,000-pages of emails from Hillary Clinton’s time as the nation’s top diplomat does away with a cloud that has been hanging over the Democratic frontrunner’s presidential bid for roughly a year. But they won’t be celebrating in Clintonland tonight because another lawsuit could keep the issue alive well into the fall. The State Department is set to release the last roughly 1,500 pages of emails and should wrap up the process on Monday, spokesman Mark Toner told reporters, according to Reuters.
  • 'I love having men at my feet,' says Hillary as she accidentally crashes wedding brunch

    02/27/2016 2:25:22 AM PST · by Libloather · 48 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/26/16 | Francesca Chambers
    'I love having men at my feet,' says Hillary as she accidentally crashes wedding brunch and takes pictures with the groom and his friends Hillary Clinton accidentally crashed a wedding brunch this morning in Charleston, South Carolina - but she made it up the groom and his friends by posing for photos. 'I love having men at my feet,' Clinton said as the man of the hour, Joe Schreck, and his 10 groomsman kneeled around her for a group shot. Clinton's campaign photographer had instructed the men, who had just ordered a round of Bloody Marys at the bakery and...
  • Marine veteran banned from daughter's school after objecting to Islam lesson - may miss graduation

    02/25/2016 4:06:07 PM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/23/16 | Clemence Michallon, Joel Christie, Wills Robinson
    Marine veteran banned from his daughter's school after objecting to Islam lesson and now looks set to miss her graduation A Marine veteran who was barred from his daughter's school after objecting to a lesson about Islam wants the ban overturned in time to attend her graduation. John Wood and his wife Melissa have filed a civil rights complaint against La Plata High School in Maryland, claiming the district forced their 16-year-old daughter to take classes that promote Islam over Christianity and Judaism. The lawsuit also says Wood was barred from the school after complaining about the curriculum. Wood now...
  • #WhichHillary Blows Up on Twitter With Challenges of Clinton Flip-Flopping

    02/25/2016 3:50:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Mediaite via MSN ^ | 2/25/16 | Josh Feldman
    After Hillary Clinton was confronted by a #BlackLivesMatter protester last night over mass incarceration, #WhichHillary started to blow up on Twitter, and by this afternoon it's become a huge trending topic. Ashley Williams, the activist in question, featured #WhichHillary on the giant sign she held up. She was upset mostly by Clinton's comments about "superpredators" back in the 90s, which Mediaite's own Tommy Christopher was an unfair assessment of what she said when she was first lady. It started out with people calling out Clinton's flip-flops on criminal justice, but soon morphed into an all-purpose trend for people to call...
  • Feds 'Passive' About Policing Obamacare Fraud, Report Finds (Pelosi knew)

    02/25/2016 2:32:20 AM PST · by Libloather · 2 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2/24/16
    With billions in taxpayer dollars at stake, the Obama administration has taken a "passive" approach to identifying potential fraud involving the president's health care law, nonpartisan congressional investigators say in a report due out Wednesday. While the Government Accountability Office stops short of alleging widespread cheating in President Barack Obama's signature program, investigators found that the administration has struggled to resolve eligibility questions affecting millions of initial applications and hundreds of thousands of consumers who were actually approved for benefits. The agency administering the health law - the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services - "has assumed a passive approach...
  • Clinton Email Scandal: Time To Serve Hillary A Subpoena (special prosecutor?)

    02/25/2016 2:20:42 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Investors ^ | 2/24/16
    **SNIP** But it will be instructive to see how her testimony contradicts the testimony provided by her aides. The inevitable inconsistencies will be meaningful. There will be a story in the different webs they will weave. Conflicting testimony could also force a special prosecutor to be assigned to the case. Our IBD/TIPP poll says that two-thirds of those closely keeping up with the scandal already believe a special prosecutor should be appointed. It will also be meaningful to see a presidential candidate under oath in a setting other than a congressional hearing. This can't be good for her campaign. The...
  • Clinton insists she is 'not worried at all' about her email scandal as she faces being subpoenaed

    02/24/2016 2:27:48 AM PST · by Libloather · 51 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/24/16 | Francesca Chambers, Nikki Schwab
    Clinton insists she is 'not worried at all' about her email scandal as she faces being subpoenaed for her entire secret email account Hillary Clinton still isn't sweating over her email scandal, even after a federal judge warned today that the Democratic hopeful's entire email server could be subpoenaed. 'I know there are are challengers about what the State Department did or did not do - that will all be worked out,' she said tonight at a CNN town hall. 'It's just not something that is going to have a lasting effect. And I am not at all worried about...