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  • (2016) Clinton Broke Federal Rules With Email Server, Audit Finds

    01/20/2018 7:34:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    NBC News ^ | 5/25/16 | KEN DILANIAN
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton violated federal records rules through her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, a State Department audit has concluded. “At a minimum, Secretary Clinton should have surrendered all emails dealing with Department issues before leaving government service,” says an audit by the State Department Inspector General, obtained by NBC News. “Because she did not do so, she did not comply with the [State] Department’s policies that were implemented in accordance with the Federal Records Act."
  • UPDATE: 'Deplorable Vet' Who Called Out Maxine Waters Will Attend SOTU With Rep. Duffy

    01/18/2018 2:48:04 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/18/18
    A veteran who made headlines by offering to take Rep. Maxine Waters' seat at President Trump's first State of the Union address will indeed be in attendance. After seeing Ricky Taylor's appearance Wednesday on "Fox & Friends," Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.) invited him to the event and he accepted. Waters (D-Calif.) is one of several Democrats who are skipping the event, telling MSNBC last week that Trump is "the most despicable human being that could possibly ever walk the earth."
  • NYC terror suspect offers to plead guilty to avoid death penalty, attorneys say

    01/18/2018 2:11:14 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/17/18 | Ellie Kaufman
    (CNN)The suspect in New York City's deadliest terror attack since 9/11 has offered to plead guilty in order to avoid the death penalty, according to a new court filing from the suspect's defense attorneys. Sayfullo Saipov, 29, has been charged with killing eight people and injuring a dozen others after he drove a pickup truck down a bicycle path near the World Trade Center on October 31. Saipov faces a 22-count indictment, which includes murder and terror-related charges. He has pleaded not guilty. In the filing, Saipov's attorneys say that with the amount of discovery the government has already produced...
  • Nancy Pelosi: GOP including CHIP in funding deal is 'a bowl of doggy-doo'...

    01/18/2018 11:48:47 AM PST · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/18/18 | Al Weaver
    Nancy Pelosi: GOP including CHIP in funding deal is 'a bowl of doggy-doo, put a cherry on top and call it a chocolate sundae'House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., downplayed the inclusion of the Children's Health Insurance Program in the Republican spending plan expected to reach the floor Thursday. Pelosi likened the inclusion to a "bowl of doggy-doo" disguised as a sundae, pointing to a series of issues that are not included in the bill that would make CHIP work more effectively, including funding for community health centers.
  • Now 'ice quakes' hit Wisconsin - deep booms heard as huge cracks open up in the frozen state

    01/15/2018 4:52:50 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/14/18
    Some strange booms have shaken residents in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin. The series of explosion-like sounds rattled residents from Waupun, Campbellsport and elsewhere Tuesday and sent Fond du Lac County sheriff's deputies out looking for a cause. Geologists say the booms were likely a phenomenon commonly known as an ice quake.
  • Pelosi: Dems Will Use MLK Day to Organize ‘Teach-Ins’ on GOP ‘Tax Scam’

    01/12/2018 7:17:00 PM PST · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 1/11/17 | Paul Crookston
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) said Thursday that her party will be using the weekend of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to hold events criticizing Republicans' tax reform law. Speaking at a press conference, Pelosi said that, while a similar push against repealing Obamacare worked well last year, the tax reform bill has already become law. Still, she justified her push to discount the tax plan by noting that King supported equality and therefore would support Democrats' vision of "economic equality" through higher taxes on the wealthy. "This year on Martin Luther King weekend, we honor his commitment...
  • Ex-NSA contractor to plead guilty to 'breathtaking' heist of top-secret data

    01/06/2018 4:35:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/04/18 | Lukas Mikelionis
    **SNIP** Harold Martin is scheduled to plead guilty to one count of willful retention of national defense information on January 22 in a federal court in Baltimore, according to court filings, Reuters reported. Prosecutors said that the ex-NSA contractor spent two decades taking classified government information from the U.S. intelligence community and hoarded the secrets at his home in Maryland. The Justice Department accused Martin in 2016 of a “breathtaking” theft of government secrets. During a raid of his home, authorities seized dozens of laptops and digital devices in addition to six full bankers’ boxes worth of documents.
  • Maxine Waters wrote a poem about Robert Mueller sending Trump officials to jail

    01/04/2018 2:36:48 AM PST · by Libloather · 46 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/03/18 | Kelly Cohan
    Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., on Wednesday tweeted a poem about special counsel Robert Mueller jailing members of the Trump campaign. “A message to Mueller: Stay strong and stand tall. Continue to investigate them all. You are indeed answering the people's call. The Kremlin Klan is going to fall. Around you the Democrats are building a wall. We look forward to the day, to prison they will all be hauled,” the California Democrat said on Twitter Wednesday afternoon.
  • Democrats plan MLK holiday ‘teach-ins’ to rally against Trump tax cuts

    01/02/2018 5:58:37 PM PST · by Libloather · 55 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/02/18 | Stephen Dinan
    Congressional Democrats will hold a series of “teach-ins” to celebrate the Martin Luther King holiday, hoping to rally Americans against the GOP’s tax bill as they seek to regain their legislative footing. After ending 2017 on defense, watching from the sidelines as the GOP approved a landmark tax code overhaul and repealed a major portion of Obamacare, Democrats are vowing to try to push their agenda in 2018. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who is slated to meet with top White House officials Wednesday, said she’ll pursue a series of “long-overdue, bipartisan priorities” for more spending, including the opioid epidemic,...
  • Democrat Franken says goodbye in Minnesota (*sniff*)

    12/31/2017 7:27:50 AM PST · by Libloather · 70 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/28/17 | Dom Calicchio
    U.S. Sen. Al Franken said goodbye to staff members and supporters in Minneapolis on Thursday night, in his first public appearance in Minnesota since being accused of sexual harassment. Franken will officially step down from the Senate on Tuesday, with his successor – Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith – scheduled to be sworn in Wednesday to complete Franken’s term, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported. The Democrat, a former "Saturday Night Live" writer and performer, said he didn't know what to expect when he first ran for office, “and of course, neither did Minnesotans.”
  • Guzzardi: Schumer, Pelosi back surrender on DACA - for now

    12/31/2017 6:46:16 AM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    The Ledger ^ | 12/28/17 | Joe Guzzardi
    After saber-rattling for weeks that they would shut down the federal government unless the 790,000 “dreamers” under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACAs) program were granted amnesty, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi quietly withdrew their threat. Schumer and Pelosi realized what the rest of voting America knows: that outside the Beltway, DACA isn’t a priority. The pair also knew that President Donald Trump would use his favorite communication tool, Twitter, to send out the message that Democrats were willing to close the government unless this specific group of illegal immigrants received amnesty and...
  • HUMA ABEDIN EMAILS: WHAT WAS IN THE MESSAGES FOUND ON ANTHONY WEINER’S LAPTOP?

    12/30/2017 6:25:45 AM PST · by Libloather · 48 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 12/30/17 | TOM PORTER
    **SNIP** Emails deemed classified concern talks between Palestinian militant group Hamas and the Palestinian Liberation Organization; a telephone call to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; and details of a conversation with the foreign minister of the United Arab Emirates, reported Politico. Abedin was serving as deputy chief of staff to former secretary of state and presidential candidate Clinton at the time the emails were sent. She had forwarded the emails to a computer she shared with Weiner—with whom she began divorce proceedings in 2016 after it emerged he had engaged in explicit online conversations with a 15-year-old girl. The emails...
  • Happy Bacon Day! Here Are the Most Insane Bacon-Themed Items You Need to Celebrate

    12/30/2017 4:45:33 AM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    E Online ^ | 12/30/17 | DOMINIQUE HAIKEL
    Happy freaking Bacon Day, ya filthy animals. Now, you could be like everyone else and just go out and eat a bunch of bacon, or you could live your own truth and celebrate with one of these items below instead. Simply eating bacon is no longer enough today. Thankfully you can also drink, smell like, and floss with the flavors of your favorite breakfast meat. Is this a good thing? We don't even know, but the point is, the following products are very real and more likely than not, you need them to celebrate this glorious day. 1. Bacon Body...
  • Here is what you need to know about the new veterans ID card

    12/26/2017 4:04:13 PM PST · by Libloather · 71 replies
    Triblive ^ | 12/26/17 | Jeff Himler
    Tens of thousands of veterans have expressed interest in obtaining a new national Veterans Identification Card, intended as convenient proof of their service when they seek military discounts offered by retail and restaurant chains. The high level of interest apparently was too much for the online application site — operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs at vets.gov — and temporarily knocked it offline not long after it was rolled out at the end of November. Veterans Affairs has made improvements and is “monitoring the system regularly to ensure all veterans can access the application,” press secretary Curt Cashour said....
  • Pelosi: Democrats should vote against spending bill if doesn't reflect their 'values'

    12/25/2017 1:59:30 PM PST · by Libloather · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/20/17 | Al Weaver
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is urging House Democrats to vote against a spending bill to fund the government if it does not include funding for Democratic priorities. "House and Senate Democratic Leadership has continued to insist on parity in the CAPS, which we insist should include funding for opioids, veterans, pensions, NIH, and support for the DREAM Act," Pelosi wrote in a letter to Democrats. "Unless we see a respect for our values and priorities, we continue to urge a strong NO on the Continuing Resolution."
  • GREATEST HITS, 21: Report says DNC files were copied, not hacked, 5 days before murder of Seth Rich

    12/25/2017 6:55:19 AM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies
    World Tribune ^ | 12/21/17
    **SNIP** Analysts believe the most important aspect in The Forensicator’s report is the “estimated speed of transfer (23 MB/s)” at which the documents were copied. Analysts say it’s “inconceivable” the DNC documents could have been copied at such speed from a remote location. Disobedient Media noted that “The Forensicator concluded that the chance that the files had been accessed and downloaded remotely over the Internet were too small to give this idea any serious consideration. He explained that the calculated transfer speeds for the initial copy were much faster than can be supported by an Internet connection. “This is extremely...
  • Wasserman-Schultz IT Aides Ran Shady "CIA" Car Dealership, Borrowed $100K From Hezbollah Fugitive

    12/25/2017 6:37:08 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    12/20/17
    Link only - http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-19/wasserman-schultz-it-aides-ran-shady-cia-car-dealership-borrowed-100k-hezbollah-fugi
  • Jill Stein says Americans need to 'see the evidence of Russian culpability' in election meddling

    12/23/2017 4:48:39 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein told Fox News Thursday night that Americans "have yet to see the proof" that Moscow meddled in last year's election. Stein confirmed earlier this week that the Senate Intelligence Committee had contacted her campaign to request documents, including emails, as part of its investigation into Russian activities and alleged collusion between campaigns and foreign interests. "I think there are legitimate aims here in the investigation," Stein told Fox News' "Tucker Carlson Tonight." "Interference in our election is much bigger than the Russians and ... I would like to see the evidence of Russian culpability...
  • List: These 32 Senators Voted to Shut Down the Government Before Christmas (Franken's last vote?)

    12/23/2017 4:36:39 AM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 12/22/17 | Thomas Phippen
    The Senate approved a short-term spending plan to keep the government open Thursday but not without nearly a third of the chamber dissenting for various reasons. The funding bill, called a continuing resolution, keeps the government open through mid-January. The legislation needed at least 60 votes and passed by 66 votes, with 32 nays and two senators not voting. That’s double the 14 Democrats who dissented against the temporary spending bill two weeks ago. Most of the nay votes were from Democrats who are desperate to deal with immigration issues.
  • What Happens To Obamacare If Individual Mandate Disappears?

    12/20/2017 3:44:38 AM PST · by Libloather · 74 replies
    NPR ^ | 12/19/17
    Republicans' tax overhaul gets rid of the tax penalty for people who fail to maintain insurance coverage. If it becomes law, what happens to the deficit and the number of uninsured? RAY SUAREZ, HOST: As the House and Senate vote to overhaul the tax code, they're also voting to undo a key part of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. The bill gets rid of the tax penalty for failing to maintain insurance coverage. It's known as the individual mandate, and it's probably been the most vilified part of the healthcare law. Joining us now is NPR health policy correspondent...