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  • Gov. Brown signs bill allowing people to break into cars to rescue animals from heat

    09/25/2016 2:51:06 AM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    LA Times ^ | 9/24/16 | Patrick McGreevy
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday signed into law a measure allowing Californians to break into vehicles to rescue animals if they appear to be in danger from excessive heat. **SNIP** Under AB 797, a citizen must first call law enforcement to report a situation in which he or she believes an animal to be in peril. But if the animal is in imminent danger, the car is locked, and law enforcement is not arriving quickly enough to save the animal’s life, the bill provides immunity from civil and criminal liability to a person causing vehicle damage for the purpose of...
  • Obama: once out of office, I’m gonna stop being polite and start getting real

    09/24/2016 2:33:05 AM PDT · by Libloather · 153 replies
    Vox ^ | 9/23/16 | Andrew Prokop
    **SNIP** But perhaps the most intriguing bit was when, in a brief discussion of Obama’s plans for his post-presidency, Obama hinted that he planned to start speaking out more like an activist than a president. There are “things,” he told Goodwin, “that in some ways I suspect I’m able to do better out of this office.” He elaborated that because of the “institutional constraints” of the presidency, “there are things I cannot say.” He went on to essentially say he wanted to use his post-presidential bully pulpit more like an activist than a venerable elder statesman. “There are institutional obligations...
  • After Hillary's 9/11 'stumble' she spent some time thinking with the dogs

    09/23/2016 5:30:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 40 replies
    What The Folly ^ | 9/15/16 | Hillary Clinton
    **SNIP** "Sitting at home was pretty much the last place I wanted to be." "But it turns out that having a few days to myself was actually a gift. I talked with some old friends. I spent time with our very sweet dogs. I did some thinking." "You know, the campaign trail doesn't really encourage reflection. And it's important to sit with your thoughts every now and then and that did help me reconnect with what this whole campaign is about."
  • Democratic Women of NC postpone convention (Charlotte)

    09/23/2016 3:45:15 AM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    democraticwomenofnc.org ^ | 9/22/16 | Ginger Walker
    To get this out to you right away and because Concetta has been non-stop on the phone, she has asked me to send this email out to let everyone know about the decision to postpone the Convention until sometime in October, of course not to conflict with the Western Gala. The situation in Charlotte is very unfortunate, however not as bad as the media is portraying. Our hotel is not in Center City, it’s about 6 or more city blocks away from the location of the incidents last night. That being said, with the uncertainty of what might play out...
  • Man mugged at an ATM returns minutes later and hits the robber with his car, takes his money back

    09/22/2016 2:12:14 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/21/14 | AP & Snejana Farberov
    Man mugged at an ATM returns minutes later and hits the robber with his car, takes his money back and leaves the bloodied suspect lying in the street**SNIP** The driver, who had his wife and young child in his white Chevy Cobalt at the time, sped off, but later realized that his debit card was still in the ATM, so he returned to look for it, thinking the robber was long gone, reported Philly.com. But the married dad was in for a startling surprise. Investigators say the perpetrator showed up again, this time brandishing a knife. That is when police...
  • Hillary Clinton urges black leaders to protect Obama's legacy and warns of 'dangerous...

    09/18/2016 3:47:06 AM PDT · by Libloather · 48 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/17/16
    Hillary Clinton urges black leaders to protect Obama's legacy and warns of 'dangerous and divisive vision' that could come under Trump **SNIP** Clinton, speaking before Obama delivered his final keynote address to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, did not mention Trump by name but showered the president with praise and said the upcoming election would be a pivotal choice for the country. Clinton said: 'It's not about golf course promotions or birth certificates.
  • Democratic Rep. Accused Of Charity Fraud Seeks Donations For Legal Defense

    09/16/2016 9:31:43 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/16/16 | Blake Neff
    Democratic Rep. Corrine Brown, who is currently facing felony charges for fraud, is trying to solicit donations online to fund her legal defense. Brown, who currently represents Florida’s 5th congressional district, was indicted in July on more than 20 counts of fraud. According to federal prosecutors, Brown and a collaborator presented the non-profit One Door for Education as a scholarship fund, but instead used its finances as a personal slush fund. Brown supposedly used the money to pay off back taxes and fund public events honoring herself. Despite raising $800,000, One Door awarded only a single $1,000 scholarship.
  • I'm Danney Lee Williams, son of the 42nd President of the United States- Bill Clinton

    09/15/2016 6:01:20 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Facebook ^ | 9/15/16 | Danney Lee Williams
    "All summer 16 I'm gonna continue to tell my story of President Bill Clinton being my father, and work with my lawyers to get it proven."
  • Clinton IT specialist ignores subpoena for House hearing; other witnesses plead 5th

    09/13/2016 4:57:17 PM PDT · by Libloather · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/13/16
    The former State Department IT specialist who set up Hillary Clinton’s private server ignored a subpoena to appear Tuesday before a House committee hearing, while other tech experts who helped maintain the system asserted their Fifth Amendment right not to testify – frustrating Republican lawmakers trying to dig deeper into the former secretary of state’s email setup. House oversight committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, said he’ll now consider a “full range of options” to address IT aide Bryan Pagliano’s “failure” to attend. “He should be here. … It is not optional,” Chaffetz said. “His attendance is required here.”
  • The Bitch America Needs

    09/10/2016 4:49:53 PM PDT · by Libloather · 57 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9/10/16 | ANDI ZEISLER
    **SNIP** The fact that “bitch” has become both an epithet and an honorific for Mrs. Clinton has turned out to be one of the least weird things about this election year. In a race that is indelibly colored by gender and sexism, it’s also potentially transformative. Few of the women who choose to venture into the male-dominated sphere of American politics are hothouse flowers, of course, but Mrs. Clinton’s long journey to the center of presidential contention mirrors a larger impatience with a time-honored tradition of going along to get along. This is not just in politics either: From film...
  • Barack Obama Just Nominated A Muslim To Be A Federal Judge. That’s A First.

    09/06/2016 5:25:50 PM PDT · by Libloather · 66 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 9/06/16 | Jennifer Bendery
    WASHINGTON ― President Barack Obama made history on Tuesday by nominating the first Muslim person to the federal judiciary, Abid Qureshi. “I am pleased to nominate Mr. Qureshi to serve on the United States District Court bench,” Obama said in a statement. “I am confident he will serve the American people with integrity and a steadfast commitment to justice.”
  • Make Democrats Own ObamaCare

    09/03/2016 4:56:18 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 9/01/16 | Kimberley A. Strassel
    “You bet I voted for that bill. I’m proud I did it!” yelled Russ Feingold at a Wisconsin campaign stop in 2010. That pride—in ObamaCare—lost the three-term Democratic senator his job. Now his party’s ownership of the health-care law may once again decide the Senate. ObamaCare is roaring back as a political liability to Democrats in a way not seen since that 2010 wave election. Right in time for this fall’s presidential contest, insurers are bailing out of the government system, leaving millions of voters with dwindling options and skyrocketing premiums. ObamaCare was always destined to crack up, but there...
  • Donald Trump rally breaks Elton John's attendance record at River City Arena

    08/13/2016 6:42:33 PM PDT · by Libloather · 82 replies
    US Chronicle ^ | 8/13/16 | Phoenix
    Americans seem to be hungry to Make America Great Again as they fill up venues again and again for billionaire presidential candidate Donald Trump, and the Baton Rouge River Center in Baton Rouge, AL is no exception. Trump attracted so many supporters that the rally was delayed as they waited for the thousands of people who were in a line wrapping around the arena to make their way in. Trump’s attendees smashed the previous record of legendary musician Elton John who pulled in 8,000 fans to hear him play. The Donald filled the seats with an estimated 12,000 supporters. **SNIP**...
  • Twitter Suspends Hacker Guccifer 2.0 After He Hacks Congressional Democrats

    08/13/2016 5:41:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/13/16 | Ben Kew
    **SNIP** However despite not punishing Wikileaks for their revelations, Twitter has decided to suspend the Twitter account of Guccifer 2.0, the individual behind latest hack, who accused the DNC of “settling everything behind the scenes.” Twitter has become notorious for its its liberal bias under the direction of CEO Jack Dorsey, as well as its growing disdain for conservative media. Alleged political bias at the company recently flared into a major issue again after the recent permanent suspension of Breitbart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos. However it is one of many tech companies, including Facebook and Apple, who according to a...
  • First Read: What Happens to the Clinton Foundation if Hillary Wins?

    08/13/2016 9:00:53 AM PDT · by Libloather · 64 replies
    NBC News ^ | 8/11/16 | CHUCK TODD, MARK MURRAY, CARRIE DANN
    With the Clinton Foundation once again the recipient of negative headlines, former Rep. Chris Shays (R-CT) -- another Republican who says he's backing Hillary Clinton -- recommended that the Clinton family should shut down the foundation if she becomes president. "I would sure as heck suggest that they don't have it," Shays said on "MTP Daily" yesterday. Maybe the Clinton Foundation doesn't have to close its doors if Hillary wins in November, but it will be unsustainable -- for the Clintons and for the foundation -- if it's viewed as a conflict of interest. As former GOP Sen. Dick Lugar...
  • Bill Clinton: Email Classification Issues Are ‘Too Complicated To Explain To People’ [VIDEO]

    08/13/2016 5:20:42 AM PDT · by Libloather · 119 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/12/16 | Chuck Ross
    The American public doesn’t understand that Hillary Clinton is telling the truth about her classified emails because government classification issues are “too complicated to explain to people,” Bill Clinton said Friday. The former president was speaking in Las Vegas a presidential forum hosted by the Asian American Journalists Association when he was asked why his wife lied about her emails. “This is the biggest load of bull I’ve ever heard,” Clinton said during a lengthy response to the question.
  • The Democrats are hacked AGAIN: The private phone number of EVERY House Democrat...

    08/12/2016 10:55:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/13/16 | Khaleda Rahman
    The Democrats are hacked AGAIN: The private phone number of EVERY house Democrat is posted online by 'Russian' hacker after leak of DNC emails and cyber attack on Hillary campaign **SNIP** The hacker also urged reporters to contact him through direct messages on Twitter. 'Dear journalists, you may send me a DM if you're interested in exclusive materials from the DCCC, which I have plenty of,' he wrote. 'Guccifer 2.0' also claimed the information stolen from the DCCC was 'even easier' to hack than more than 19,000 emails he hacked from the DNC and provided to WikiLeaks. The hacked emails...
  • Wasserman Schultz: Sanders camp tried to make me the 'boogeywoman'

    08/12/2016 9:37:17 PM PDT · by Libloather · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/10/16 | BEN KAMISAR
    Former Democratic Party chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz defended her handling of the party's presidential primary as "by the books" and criticized Bernie Sanders's campaign for attempting to peg her as the "boogeywoman". **SNIP** "So when you are under siege for that many months and every day you have people going on TV attacking your integrity and suggesting that you are rigging the outcome of an election somehow, that’s going to be expressed in private. ... Unfortunately when your emails are stolen, as in our case, it became public."
  • Marine who was court-martialed after putting up Bible verse at her desk loses 1st Amendment appeal

    08/11/2016 5:50:45 PM PDT · by Libloather · 118 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/11/16 | James Wilkinson
    Marine who was court-martialed after putting up Bible verse at her desk loses First Amendment appeal in 'outrageous' federal court decisionA Marine who was court-martialed after refusing to take biblical verses down from her desk has lost her federal appeal, in a decision her representative called 'outrageous'. Marine Lance Corporal Monifa Sterling lost a 2014 court-martial at her base in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, based in part on her refusal to remove the verses. She challenged that action but was told Wednesday that she had lost the case after it was ruled that the order was not a 'substantial burden'...
  • Kaine Acknowledges Difference With Clinton on Abortion Funding

    07/31/2016 3:44:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/31/16 | JESSICA HOPPER
    **SNIP** "My voting position on abortion hasn't really changed," Kaine said in an interview with CNN's "State of the Union." "I am a Catholic and I accept the church's teaching on this issue, but I do not believe that the job of somebody in public life is to basically say, 'I'm a Catholic so my job is to make our lives consistent with Catholic doctrine and make everybody follow it. "This is an important personal matter and I've always supported Roe V. Wade," Kaine said. "I think the last thing we need is government that intrudes upon the decision-making of...
  • One in 10 DNC superdelegates were registered lobbyists

    07/31/2016 3:01:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | DANIEL CHAITIN
    Nearly one in 10 superdelegates who voted in the Democratic presidential primaries were registered lobbyists, according to a new report, adding some support to Bernie Sanders's claim that "the system is rigged." At least 63 of 712 superdelegates were registered at some point as lobbyists on the state or federal level, according to an analysis conducted this year by the nonpartisan, nonprofit Sunlight Foundation.
  • Clinton Foundation Refuses to Release Names of 1,076 Secret Foreign Donors

    07/30/2016 4:36:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | JUNE 3, 2016 | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    When news broke in April that the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership (CGEP), a Canadian charity established by Canadian mining magnate Frank Giustra and Bill Clinton in 2007, had donated more than $25 million to the Clinton Foundation, both the Clinton Foundation and CGEP resisted efforts to release the names of donors to CGEP. Then on April 28 the Washington Post and Bloomberg News both reported that 1,100 hidden Clinton Foundation foreign donors were “bundled” into that $25 million donation from CGEP.
  • DNC 2016: Lights over Oregon delegation cut after chants of 'No More War'

    07/29/2016 2:52:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | 7/28/16 | Talia Richman
    Since arriving at the Democratic National Convention, Gregory McKelvey said, he's felt like the party has been trying to silence him. The Oregon State graduate supports Bernie Sanders, not the party's presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton. So do many of Oregon's delegates. McKelvey said tension over that difference of opinion hit new heights Wednesday when the arena cut the lights over the Oregon delegation as they chanted, "No More War," during former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's speech.
  • Follow Donald Trump on Twitter during Hillary's retirement speech

    07/28/2016 5:05:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Twitter ^ | 7/28/16
    Which will get more viewers?
  • Obama Administration To Expand Program To Allow Central Americans To Enter U.S. As Refugees

    Obama Administration To Expand Program To Allow Central Americans To Enter U.S. As RefugeesWASHINGTON ― The Obama administration announced plans Tuesday to expand programs that allow Central Americans to come to the U.S. as refugees, acknowledging that the current system hasn’t stopped people from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras from entering the country without authorization. The policy changes, which officials said will go into effect in the next few months, will not apply to all Central Americans seeking entry into the U.S. They will, however, expand eligibility for one key program, the Central American Minors program, and provide more assistance...
  • Three Clinton aides received top secret emails

    07/24/2016 4:57:59 AM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/22/16 | EVELYN RUPERT
    Emails on Hillary Clinton’s private server marked “top secret” ended up in the inboxes of three total Clinton aides, the State Department revealed. The 22 emails over seven email chains included Clinton aides Jacob Sullivan, Cheryl Mills, and William Burns, according to documents released by the State Department to Vice News Friday. Twenty of the emails were restricted to Clinton and Sullivan, with some originating from other unnamed State Department officials. Two were email chains among State officials forwarded by Sullivan — one to Clinton and Mills, and another to Clinton, Mills and Burns. The existence of the top-secret email...
  • Sanders' supporters protest outside DNC (rules) meeting

    07/24/2016 4:45:35 AM PDT · by Libloather · 44 replies
    KRISTV ^ | 7/23/16
    Bernie Sanders' supporters protested outside a meeting held by the DNC Rules Committee Saturday. The protesters were chanting "open the doors!" but were kept out by security. **SNIP** The amendment was defeated. However, it gained enough support to force a floor vote at the upcoming convention.
  • 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...