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  • Waterbury man arrested after threatening to bomb rally for Donald Trump

    04/24/2016 3:31:42 AM PDT · by markomalley · 65 replies
    WTNH ^ | 4/23/16 | Sarah Paduano
    A 20-year-old man is in custody after threatening to bomb Saturday’s rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Waterbury. At about 12:45 p.m., the United States Secret Service contacted the Connecticut State Police after seeing a threat posted on Twitter threatening to “bomb” the rally for Trump. According to state police, the Twitter post said, “Is someone going to bomb the Trump rally or am I going to have to?” A second Twitter post warned the suspect’s friend to have his family members leave the rally so they wouldn’t be hurt. Detectives found that the Twitter posts came from...
  • FR Management should ban posts from Breitbart

    04/24/2016 2:58:24 AM PDT · by markomalley · 240 replies
    I've started to see Breitbart host more and more pro-Cruz propaganda items on their sites. If they're going to continue posting anti-Trump lies and deception, they should go the way of "Right Scoop" and not be allowed to be posted on this site. For example, this morning I come across a scurrilous piece by Dr Susan Berry, Donald Trump Foundation Donated $20K to Public School LGBT Activist Group GLSEN. Not saying that it's true, but even if it was, since when would Donald Trump have day-to-day management control on each and every donation made. Besides, it was 4 years ago....
  • Jerry Clower ~ On The Road ~ Selections ~ 1977 [Saturday Night Humor]

    04/23/2016 7:29:58 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1977 | Jerry Clower
    Good Jerry Clower stuff from 1977 Recorded live - Builder Marts of America Annual Convention in Atlanta, Ga. and All-Sports Association of North Florida Annual Banquet in Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.Tracklist A1 Airport Goodbye's A2 The Hot Hotel A3 Uncle Versie's Trial A4 Rats In The Corn Crib A5 Clovis Gets A JobA6 Mr. Duvall Scott's Chicken -- Deleted ******B1 Steel MarblesB2 Tar BabyB3 Deep Water BaptistB4 Stealing TeacakesB5 My First BananaB6 Hitler On The Front PorchB7 Fifteen Yard PenaltyB8 Cutworm SmithB9 Newgene And The LionB10 My Katy Burns -- Deleted *******
  • Donald Trump: Acting 'Presidential' Is Easy

    04/23/2016 6:57:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 43 replies
    ABC ^ | 4/23/16 | INES DE LA CUETARA
    Trying to devalue the notion that he needs to start acting more "presidential," Republican front runner Donald Trump on Saturday pondered the meaning of the word at a campaign rally in Waterbury, Conn. “I can do it," he told a crowd of more than 3,000 supporters. "You know what, I'm like a really smart person. Like a lot of you people. Presidential is easy." To make his point, he stepped away from the podium and walked stiffly back to the mic and spoke mockingly in a dull, quiet tone. “Ladies and gentlemen of Waterbury, it’s a great honor to be...
  • McConnell fires back at critics at Ky. convention

    04/23/2016 6:53:39 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/23/16 | Evelyn Rupert
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell fired back at critics on his home turf at Saturday’s Kentucky GOP convention. McConnell, who has been under sustained attacks from Democrats since announcing a plan to refuse to hold hearings on President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, got a standing ovation when he brought up the ongoing fight. “I got two words for you: Supreme Court,” he said, according to local reports. “This vacant seat will not be filled by this president.” Democratic senators have hounded McConnell and GOP senators with calls for them to “do their jobs” and consider Merrick Garland’s nomination. “People say...
  • Bernie Sanders says he's trailing Hillary Clinton because the poor don't vote

    04/23/2016 6:51:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    WCVB ^ | 4/23/16
    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has a simple explanation for why he's trailing Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House: Poor people don't vote. In an interview for NBC's "Meet the Press," Sanders says the fact that poor people don't vote is a "sad reality of American society." He says that while his campaign has done a good job of bringing out young people, he says he's had only some success with lower-income Americans. Sanders predicts that if voter turnout could be significantly increased so that low-income people, working people and younger people participated, "this country would be...
  • Muslim Harvard student asks Israeli politician why she is “smelly”

    04/23/2016 5:34:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 4/23/16 | Robert Spencer
    One thing is certain: if the roles had been reversed, and a Jewish student had asked a Muslim politician why she was so “smelly,” that student would no longer be at Harvard, and would be subjected to international opprobrium, while stories on “Islamophobia” would be blanketing the airwaves and filling mainstream media publications. “Meet The Brilliant Harvard Student Who Called A Jewish Politician ‘Smelly,’” by Blake Neff, Daily Caller, April 21, 2016 (thanks to Pamela Geller): The name of the Harvard student who asked a visiting Israeli politician why she was “so smelly” has been revealed. The student is a...
  • [Sweden] ‘Green Party may have been infiltrated by Islamists’

    04/23/2016 5:26:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Lars Nicander, director of the Centre for Asymmetric Threat Studies at the Swedish National Defence College, fears that the Green Party, the junior partner of the Social Democrats in the Swedish coalition government, has been infiltrated by Islamists. How the Green leaders have alienated almost everyone (22 Apr 16) Politician quits after refusing to shake women's hands (20 Apr 16) Sweden's green leader in second Auschwitz gaffe (03 Jul 15) Making reference to the recent controversies involving Green Party politicians, Mehmet Kaplan and Yasri Khan, Nicander, speaking to Swedish television channel, TV4, drew parallels with the way the Soviet Union...
  • Guardian: Correct Grammar is a Racist Power Imbalance

    04/23/2016 5:23:29 PM PDT · by markomalley · 88 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 4/23/16 | Mark Tapson
    If you're a proud grammar snob, the leftwing Guardian's Mona Chalabi wants you to know that you're simply a wealthy, white racist trying to silence minority voices like hers in order to maintain your wealthy, white, racist power imbalance. In the short video above, Chalabi attempts to suggest that grammar rules don't even exist in the real world, only in the condescending minds of wealthy, white racists.  She acknowledges the "grammar snob's" argument that everyone needs a common set of rules that everyone can understand, but attempts to rebut this by saying such rules aren't commonly held at all -- "they're just their rules." This is the linguistic equivalent of...
  • Trump: Establishment and special interests are killing the country

    04/23/2016 5:18:28 PM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/23/16 | Curt Mills
    Donald Trump said Saturday that political insiders are "killing the country" and urged backers to help him defeat them. The Establishment and special interests are absolutely killing our country," Trump tweeted. "Stop them now." The mogul released a new video laying out his beef with the so-called Establishment. "The Establishment, lobbyists, and special interests are absolutely killing our country," Trump says in the video, "I will work for you." "Our politicians are never going to do what's right for you — the people of our country" Trump continues. "They are only going to do what's right for them, meaning contributions...
  • ‘Anti-Gay’ Pastor To Speak At Black Church Meeting With Sanders [VIDEO]

    04/23/2016 5:16:24 PM PDT · by markomalley
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/23/16 | Ron Brynaert
    Three days before the Maryland Democratic primary, Bernie Sanders will be joining a community conversation at a black church with actor Danny Glover and the two leading members of his state steering committee there: former NAACP head Ben Jealous and a pastor who’s been criticized for perceived anti-gay and anti-women sermons. The “Community Conversations on Young Men of Color” is scheduled to start around 7:30 p.m. EST Saturday evening at Carter Memorial Church in West Baltimore. Sanders announced on March 28 that Jealous would become the chairman of his Maryland steering committee and that Dr. Jamal Bryant, who recently made...
  • Trump: I’m not going start 'toning it down'

    04/23/2016 5:12:46 PM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/23/16 | Caitlin Yilek
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump told his supporters he doesn’t plan to start “toning it down” as the race for the White House nears the GOP convention. “You know, being presidential’s easy — much easier than what I have to do,” Trump said at a campaign rally Saturday in Bridgeport, Conn. “Here, I have to rant and rave. I have to keep people going. Otherwise you’re going to fall asleep on me, right?” That message contradicts the one Trump’s chief strategist Paul Manafort told top Republican officials on Thursday. “The part that he’s been playing is now evolving into the...
  • On policies, Ted Cruz shifts his stance to suit a fractured GOP

    04/23/2016 5:10:47 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/23/16 | David A. Fahrenthold and Katie Zezima
    At the start of the presidential campaign, Ted Cruz told voters he would be the only “consistent conservative” in a crowded Republican field. Then he confronted the modern GOP — a fractured party, in which each faction has a different definition of what “conservative” means. To consistently please all of them, Cruz has had to be inconsistent with himself. Time and again he has shifted, shaded or obfuscated his policy positions — piling on new ideas, which sometimes didn’t fit with the old. Cruz, for instance, promised libertarians that he would show a strict respect for the Constitution’s checks and...
  • Donald Trump Renews Attacks on Ted Cruz’s Presidential Eligibility

    04/23/2016 5:04:28 PM PDT · by markomalley · 142 replies
    Time ^ | 4/23/16 | Katie Reilly
    Republican front-runner Donald Trump on Saturday resumed his questioning of rival Ted Cruz’s presidential eligibility, citing Cruz’s Canadian birth. “The first thing the Democrats are going to do is sue him on the basis that he’s not a naturalized citizen, he wasn’t born in the country,” Trump said at a rally in Connecticut, which holds its primaries on Tuesday, Politico reported.
  • Lewandowski: Time for Ted Cruz, John Kasich to Get Behind Donald Trump to Stop Hillary Clinton

    04/23/2016 5:03:28 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/23/16 | Alex Swoyer
    GOP frontrunner Donald Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski joined Breitbart News Saturday on SiriusXM with guest host Washington Political Editor Matthew Boyle and called for Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich to unite behind Trump. “After Tuesday night, Ted Cruz, like John Kasich, is now mathematically eliminated from securing enough delegates to be the Republican nominee, and what we want is everyone to support Donald Trump,” Lewandowski told Boyle. He added he wants Cruz and Kasich to “come in, join the campaign, unite around the frontrunner and lets make sure we all have our eye on the prize,...
  • The evolution of Donald Trump

    04/23/2016 8:20:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 54 replies
    KRNV ^ | 4/23/16 | Amanda Ota
    As he gets closer to the GOP nomination Donald Trump is beginning to look like a political chameleon, adapting his campaign to more aptly fit the mold of a party nominee. It's a big step for Trump and appears to be a departure from his usual campaign practices as it is in fact a move that candidates often make. Describing how it is typical of candidates, especially those who secure the nomination, to "pivot towards," the general electorate, Daniel P. Franklin, Associate Professor of Political Science at Georgia State explained the candidates go from appealing to the center of the...
  • PBS's Brooks: NC Bathroom Law 'So Bad Now I Have to Praise Donald Trump'

    04/23/2016 6:49:26 AM PDT · by markomalley · 56 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 4/22/16 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Friday's regular "Shields and Brooks" segment on the PBS NewsHour, pretend conservative New York Times columnist David Brooks slammed the North Carolina bathroom law -- which tries to protect women and girls from men intruding into women's restrooms in state buildings -- as he declared that the law is "so bad now I have to praise Donald Trump" for the GOP candidate's criticism of the law on NBC's Today show. He went on to complain that the Republican party "should have moved on" from "1980s socially conservative culture war politics," and concluded by lauding "moderate" Trump as "not stuck...
  • University investigates April Fools’ newspaper because it hurt a grad student’s feelings

    04/23/2016 6:34:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    College Fix ^ | 4/22/16 | Greg Piper
    Did you know that by refusing to meet with a grad student you have offended, you have “intimidated her in an attempt to take away her freedom of speech”?The University of Wisconsin-Superior’s Debbie Cheslock filed a “formal grievance” against her school paper, the Promethean, after it ran an April Fools’ edition that included “demeaning language,” the Duluth News Tribune reports.Now the school is investigating the paper for “unethical and unprofessional journalism” that shows “disrespectful and offensive language,” according to a since-scrubbed Facebook post by the administration.This comes our way via the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), which notes a few things:...
  • Donald Trump ‘loves’ onshore tax haven Delaware

    04/23/2016 6:30:20 AM PDT · by markomalley · 49 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/23/16 | S.A. Miller
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump praised this small state for being an onshore tax haven Friday, boasting that he has 378 entities registered here to take advantage of the sweetheart corporate laws. “Do we love Delaware — do we love it,” Mr. Trump shouted out as a greeting to a crowd of thousands gathered in a livestock arena at Delaware State Fairgrounds. “I pay you all a lot of money. I don’t feel a bit guilty,” said the billionaire businessman. “Really they’ve done corporately a wonderful job here.” In the same speech, Mr. Trump vowed that if elected he would...
  • Republicans worry PC police taking over GOP

    04/23/2016 6:27:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/23/16 | Alexander Bolton and Scott Wong
    Conservative Republicans are worried that political correctness is creeping into their party. They point to the decision by a House committee to replace 50 state flags — including Mississippi’s, which is emblazoned with the Confederate battle flag — with 50 state coins from the U.S. mint. Separately, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) sidestepped the controversy this week raging over a North Carolina law barring transgender people from using bathrooms that do not match their born sex, saying he didn’t know enough about what he said was a state proposal. And while conservative Republicans grumble that President Obama’s decision to pull Andrew...
  • If Trump wins, his campaign will seek CT delegates it can trust

    04/23/2016 6:15:55 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    CT Mirror ^ | 4/22/16 | Ana Radelat
    Donald Trump aims to win most, if not all, of Connecticut’s delegates in the state's presidential primary Tuesday; and with more to lose than his opponents, his campaign will pick a slate carefully scrutinized for their loyalty.The Trump campaign will come into the July convention with many more delegates than his rivals, but perhaps not the 1,237 that would clinch the nomination on the first ballot. In that event, he is worried delegates might stray in subsequent votes, while Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich will be encouraging the Trump delegates to change their support.Connecticut will send 28 GOP delegates and 25 alternates to the...
  • Peter King: Trump is ‘more reasonable’ than 'hopeless' Cruz

    04/23/2016 5:15:43 AM PDT · by markomalley · 146 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/22/16 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    Peter King on Friday said he would back Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump over Ted Cruz, highlighting the billionaire as a more reasonable general-election candidate than the “phony,” “hopeless,” “irredeemable” Texas senator. King voted for Ohio Gov. John Kasich in New York’s primary, though he also correctly predicted that Trump would score a big victory in the state Tuesday. Similarly to the way he shied away from characterizing his vote as a Kasich endorsement, King stressed Friday that he isn’t endorsing Trump but remarked that he would choose the real estate mogul over Cruz. “But Donald Trump, to be an...
  • Ann Coulter: I hate the new Trump

    04/23/2016 5:02:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 98 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/22/16 | Caitlin Yilek
    Conservative commentator Ann Coulter, a staunch supporter of Donald Trump, “hates” the new Trump. Coulter tweeted Friday that she wishes “Trump would go back to retweeting juvenile photos of Heidi Cruz.” “I hate the new Manafort and Black Trump,” she added. Trump’s convention manager Paul Manafort on Thursday told members of the Republican National Committee that the GOP presidential front-runner is “evolving.” “The negatives will come down, the image is going to change,” Manafort said. Trump hired Manafort weeks ago to oversee the campaign’s delegate efforts. He has since been promoted to convention manager. Once a regular on the Sunday...
  • Trump's cries of 'rigged' system shifts blame for his losses

    04/23/2016 4:42:26 AM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    AP ^ | 4/22/16 | JILL COLVIN and JONATHAN LEMIRE
    As his top aides spent the week gingerly courting Republican insiders at a seaside resort in Florida, Donald Trump was busy railing against them. "The system is all rigged," Trump told supporters at a rally Friday at the Delaware State Fairgrounds ahead of the GOP primary. "That's why we have to win big. That's why on Tuesday, everyone has to go out and vote. We have to win big because the system is rigged."
  • Senator Investigating Clinton Emails Says FBI Could Possibly Leak Info

    04/23/2016 4:27:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/22/16 | Chuck Ross
    Leaks would spring from the FBI if officials believed that the bureau took it easy on Hillary Clinton for political reasons, Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley said Friday. Speaking at a breakfast meeting in Des Moines, the Iowa Republican said that while he would not want the FBI to leak information about its investigation into Clinton’s private email server, information would likely seep out if it was perceived that the bureau decided not to issue indictments because of politics. “Is there going to be political interference? If there’s enough evidence to prosecute, will there be political interference?” Grassley asked...
  • [MD] Lothian man gets to keep Trump sign on roof

    04/22/2016 7:36:59 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 4/22/16 | Meredith Newman
    With Maryland's presidential primary looming Tuesday, a Lothian man will get to keep a homemade "Trump" sign on the roof of his barn — winning out over objections last month from county zoning inspectors.Anne Arundel County warned David Riggs, a 49-year-old entrepreneur, that it was against county ordinances to have a sign on the roof of his barn. But the county has rescinded that citation, saying the county sign ordinances need to be reviewed in light of a recent Supreme Court case ruling.Riggs' sign is 8 feet by 4 feet and white with Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump's name in...
  • Yes, Terrorists Are Setting Their Sights on Our Southern Border

    04/22/2016 7:32:15 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/22/16 | James Carofano
    According to press reports, a man arrested as part of an Islamic State (ISIS) group in Minnesota claimed he wanted to setup a pipeline to funnel terrorists into the U.S. through Mexico. The story rekindles concerns over the security of our southern border.It should come as no surprise that there are reports of terrorists trying to cross from Mexico to the U.S.—it’s been tried before. In 2011, Iranian agents tried to recruit a Mexican cartel to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States with a car bomb while he dined at a restaurant in Washington, D.C.The assault on our border...
  • Trump campaign disavows pro-Trump super PAC

    04/22/2016 7:29:01 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/22/16 | Jose A. DelReal
    Donald Trump's presidential campaign last month warned a prominent pro-Trump super PAC — which has put at least $1 million into advertising for the billionaire — that it is not authorized to fundraise on the candidate's behalf in a formal letter sent by the campaign's legal counsel. The letter to the Great America PAC, signed by attorney Donald McGahn of Jones Day, stressed that the campaign believes the organization's efforts run counter to the anti-big money message Trump has emphasized on the campaign trail. It said that the PAC is "using the name, image and slogan of Donald J. Trump...
  • Brown University Students Flip Out After White Person Sings Hindu Chants

    04/22/2016 7:26:19 PM PDT · by markomalley · 74 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/22/16 | Blake Neff
    A simple musical performance at Brown University became a source of tremendous controversy Thursday night after student protesters denounced it for having Hindu chants sung by a white woman.Carrie Grossman, a 2000 Brown graduate, performed in “An Evening of Devotional Music,” which organizers touted as an “intimate evening of inquiry, music and meditation.” Grossman’s performance was a kirtan, a form of traditional chanting that originates in the Indian subcontinent.But to some students, it was actually an intimate evening of gruesome cultural appropriation, because Grossman had the temerity to sing chants from India despite being white.“How does your whiteness impact how you...
  • CDC Official Warned Staff of Health, Safety Risks During Influx of Illegal Alien Minors...

    04/22/2016 7:19:59 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    A government official warned employees deploying for the influx of illegal immigrant minors about health and safety risks because the new arrivals would have tuberculosis and some were young adults—not children—like the Obama administration proclaimed, according to records obtained by Judicial Watch. “We might as well plan on many of the kids having TB,” states a June 26, 2014 guidance e-mail from a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) environmental health scientist, Alaric C. Denton, as the agency prepared to handle the crisis. “Most of these kids are not immunized, so we need to make sure all our staff are immunized.”...
  • Donald Trump: I’d like Bernie Sanders to keep going

    04/22/2016 7:16:17 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/22/16 | David Sherfinski
    GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump says he hopes Sen. Bernard Sanders keeps going in the 2016 race on the Democratic side, hinting that Mr. Sanders’ attacks on Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton could help Mr. Trump. “Crooked Hillary — is there anybody more crooked than this woman? No, is there anybody?” Mr. Trump said at a Thursday rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. “You know Bernie Sanders, who in all fairness, and I have to tell you in all fairness, he said she has bad judgment, all right? She does.” “He’s been tough on her,” Mr. Trump said. “In fact, I’d like him...
  • Treasury misses deadline to issue report on solar fraud

    04/22/2016 7:12:59 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/22/16 | John Siciliano
    The Treasury Department failed to meet a Republican-set deadline Friday for issuing the results of an investigation into rampant fraud under federal tax subsidy programs for solar energy. Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Jeff Flake of Arizona pressed Treasury inspectors to release the long-overdue report by April 22 in a letter the lawmakers sent earlier in the month. The senators did not receive the results of the investigation, but instead were told by Treasury that they are still attempting to compile the information. A spokesman for Murkowski said the inspectors "have not provided a substantive response," and they...
  • Mike Huckabee Hired As Contributor In Return To Fox News Channel

    04/22/2016 7:04:07 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | 4/22/16 | Lisa de Moraes
    Deadline has learned former GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is returning to Fox News Channel. This time he will be a contributor, Fox News confirmed when contacted for comment.The former Arkansas governor and bestselling author of “God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy” will provide political analysis across various daytime and primetime programs as well as regularly contribute to FNC’s election cycle coverage.Last time Huckabee worked at FNC he hosted his eponymous series on Saturdays at 8 PM ET. He signed off his FNC show in January of ’15, after more than six years. “It has been the ride of a lifetime,...
  • Obama: LGBT laws in N.C., Mississippi should be overturned [by the courts]

    04/22/2016 5:00:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 53 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/22/16 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama said Friday that laws affecting LGBT rights in North Carolina and Mississippi are “wrong” and should be reversed in court. The president, speaking at a news conference in London, also urged British people not to be afraid of visiting the two southern states, saying they would find “hospitable people” there. The British foreign office has issued a travel advisory warning its citizens about potential problems for gay or transgender people visiting those states. “The laws that have been passed there are wrong and should be overturned,” Mr. Obama said. “They’re in response to politics in part, in part...
  • Ex-political consultant pleads guilty to child porn charge [guess which party?]

    04/22/2016 4:58:13 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    AP ^ | 4/22/16
    A former New Mexico political consultant has pleaded guilty in Albuquerque federal court to a child pornography charge in a case stemming from theft of emails from Gov. Susana Martinez's campaign. Jason Loera pleaded guilty Friday to receipt of a visual depiction of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct. It was one of six pornography counts he faced under a federal indictment.
  • Clinton IT staffer refuses to testify after immunity deal

    04/22/2016 4:53:08 PM PDT · by markomalley · 67 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/22/16 | Rudy Takala
    The former State Department staffer who set up a private server in Hillary Clinton's basement is refusing to testify before Congress in spite of his immunity deal. An attorney for Bryan Pagliano said that he would "respectfully decline" a request to testify before two Senate committees, according to a letter provided to the Associated Press on Friday. Pagliano received an immunity deal from the Justice Department in early March in exchange for cooperating with the FBI's investigation into the issue. Pagliano had previously refused to testify based on his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. After the immunity deal was announced,...
  • Harrington: Trump Would Give Clinton Tougher Race Than People Think

    04/22/2016 4:39:55 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon‘s Elizabeth Harrington discussed Donald Trump’s presidential path to the nomination on Varney and Co. Friday, saying as the potential Republican standard-bearer Trump would give Hillary Clinton a far tougher race than people expect.Much has been made about Trump’s attempts to look more “presidential,” and host Stuart Varney asked Harrington about whether such a shift would hurt him with people who prefer his unorthodox approach.“If he calmed down and is more presidential maybe we will be bored with him, maybe he’ll lose some support,” Varney said. “What say you?”“Trump is heading in to the home stretch here...
  • Donald Trump planning rally in Hagerstown on Sunday

    04/22/2016 4:32:24 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 4/22/16 | Ian Duncan
    Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump is holding a second campaign event in Maryland, rallying supporters at the airport in Hagerstown on Sunday. The event is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. at the Rider Jet Center, Trump's campaign said.
  • Conservative activist sues the RNC, alleging delegate fraud

    04/22/2016 4:30:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/22/16 | Jonathan Easley
    The founder of the conservative group Freedom Watch filed a lawsuit against the Republican National Committee and chairman Reince Priebus on Thursday, accusing the national party of “conspiring to defraud” GOP primary voters. The lawsuit, filed by conservative activist Larry Klayman, also targets the Republican Party of Florida and Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner, alleging that party leaders have colluded to deprive Donald Trump of his victory in the Sunshine State. The lawsuit claims that national party leaders and Republican officials in Florida led voters to believe that the state’s 99 delegates would be bound to the winner for...
  • NYC board of elections official suspended following primary voting issues in Brooklyn

    04/22/2016 4:26:30 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    WABC ^ | 4/21/16
    A New York City board of elections official has been suspended after voting issues arose in Brooklyn during Tuesday's primary election. The Board of Elections office released a statement Thursday evening, saying the Commissioners' Executive Committee of the Board of Elections voted to suspend Borough Office Chief Clerk Diane Haslett-Rudiano without pay. The suspension takes effect immediately and will continue pending an internal investigation. "The Board will fully cooperate with the investigations currently being conducted by the Office of the New York State Attorney General and The Office of the New York City Comptroller," the BOE said in a news...
  • Watchdog: IRS workers steal taxpayer data to plunder the Treasury

    04/22/2016 4:19:49 PM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/22/16 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The Treasury Department's Inspector General for Tax Administration said this week that three current and former IRS employees have been caught trying to steal money as taxpayers try to pay off their tax debts. In one case, former Missouri IRS employee Demetria Brown was sentenced in February after pleading guilty to wire fraud and identity theft. Her scheme was to obtain people's personal information, like Social Security Numbers and dates of birth, to file fraudulent federal and state tax returns. "Using a false identity, Brown established an account with an Internet service provider and an email address in order to...
  • Watch Out, Hillary Clinton: A Revolt Is Brewing in the Democratic Party

    04/22/2016 4:13:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 4/22/16 | David Dayen
    My unscientific poll of Maryland voters in next week’s Democratic presidential primary gives Bernie Sanders a 100 percent lead in early returns. “I just voted for Bernie Sanders today,” said Thomas Frank, author of several books, including 2004’s best-seller What’s the Matter with Kansas?, and this year’s Listen, Liberal: or, Whatever Happened to the Party of the People? “I advance voted in Maryland. I have my little ‘I Voted’ sticker on my shirt,” Frank told me in an interview this week. Frank spoke with Sanders back in 2014, when he was deciding whether to run for president and whether to...
  • Gov. McAuliffe’s move on felon rights upends 2017 races [he just turned VA deep blue]

    04/22/2016 4:10:34 PM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/22/16 | Norman Leahy and Paul Goldman
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s (D) unexpected decision to give a blanket, automatic restoration of voting rights to ex-felons – the order covers those convicted of all crimes, non-violent to the most heinous – has upended the 2017 contests for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general. The state’s pundits have been calling McAuliffe’s surprise decision — he never hinted at this while campaigning — a politically motivated effort to help longtime friend Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president. This is based on their belief that African Americans will benefit the most, and skin color determines voting choices today. This belittles...
  • Uh Oh: New Poll Shows Hillary In Danger Of Losing California

    04/22/2016 4:01:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/22/16 | Blake Neff
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s effort to close out the Democratic race may be going awry, as a new poll shows she’s in danger of losing California to Sen. Bernie Sanders. According to a new Fox News poll conducted April 18-21, Clinton has the support of 48 percent of likely Democratic primary voters, while Sanders is right behind with 46 percent. That’s the closest margin yet between the two in the state, which awards more delegates to the Democratic National Convention than any other. Clinton holds a substantial delegate lead over Sanders and remains heavily favored to win the...
  • U.S. To Buy Heavy Water From Iran’s Nuclear Program

    04/22/2016 3:58:10 PM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/22/16
    The United States will buy heavy water from Iran’s nuclear program and expects it to be delivered within weeks, U.S. officials said on Friday, a move that Republican lawmakers quickly criticized. The U.S. Department of Energy, or DOE, will buy 32 metric tonnes of heavy water from Iran worth $8.6 million, a department spokeswoman said. Heavy water is a component of making nuclear weapons and nuclear energy, that is not radioactive. Under last year’s landmark nuclear deal between Iran, the United States and five other world powers, Tehran is responsible for reducing its stock of heavy water, which it can...
  • Secret Service details security plan amid death threats for GOP convention delegates

    04/22/2016 3:47:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    UPI ^ | 4/22/16 | Eric DuVall
    Ahead of what could be the most emotionally charged party convention in decades — and with some delegates saying they have already received death threats — the U.S. Secret Service is making public its detailed security plans for July's Republican National Convention. Secret Service spokeswoman Nicole Mainor tells Politico that the convention will have several levels of security and that all facets of the plan have been examined by special subcommittees for more than a year. The Secret Service is the lead agency, but the FBI, Homeland Security, state and local law enforcement will all play a role in securing...
  • Is Donald Trump A Modern-Day George Wallace? [he's living inside their brains alert!]

    04/22/2016 3:24:16 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    NPR ^ | 4/22/16 | Debbie Elliott
    Donald Trump's enduring appeal in the Republican presidential contest has the GOP in a quandary, as it's forced to contend with voters fed up with party politics. Some 50 years ago, another vociferous candidate put the scare in traditional power brokers. George Wallace fired up crowds with a similar anti-establishment message, and drew protests as passionate as are being seen at Trump's rallies today. Wallace also became a face of racial tension in America as the leading symbol for segregation in the 1960s. When Wallace entered presidential politics in 1964, the then-Alabama governor was famous for declaring, "Segregation now. Segregation...
  • Don’t be fooled by the ‘new’ Donald Trump [The LSM is worried about his strategy]

    04/22/2016 3:14:30 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    DO YOU remember when Donald Trump crudely mocked the disability of a New York Times reporter, and then lied about having done so? No? That’s just as the Republican candidate might hope. Now that he is nearing the Republican nomination, he says he will become more “presidential.” After winning the New York primary, he referred to “Senator Cruz” instead of “Lyin’ Ted.” You can expect multitudes of office-seekers and sycophants to follow Chris Christie’s craven path to believing, or pretending to believe, in a presidential Trump. So it is important to remember. Remember that Mr. Trump said that Mexicans crossing...
  • Trump chief: 'You'll see a real different guy'

    04/22/2016 3:06:33 PM PDT · by markomalley · 69 replies
    AP ^ | 4/22/16 | STEVE PEOPLES and THOMAS BEAUMONT
    His general-election appeal in question, Donald Trump's senior team is promising anxious Republicans that voters will see "a real different guy" soon after the GOP front-runner claims his party's presidential nomination. "When he's out on the stage, when he's talking about the kinds of things he's talking about on the stump, he's projecting an image that's for that purpose," Paul Manafort, who is leading Trump's primary election strategy, told Republican National Committee members in a private briefing late Thursday. The Associated Press obtained a recording of the discussion. "You'll start to see more depth of the person, the real person....
  • Trump schedules foreign policy speech in D.C. next week

    04/22/2016 4:47:17 AM PDT · by markomalley · 42 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/21/16 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Donald Trump told thousands of voters in Harrisburg, Pa., Thursday night he isn't quite ready to be "presidential," but said he'd get there next week in time for a major foreign policy speech in the nation's capital. Trump will discuss the U.S. economy as it relates to national security during a speech next Wednesday at the National Press Club, according to the Wall Street Journal. The billionaire is also considering hiring a speechwriter to assist him with several major speeches his campaign has planned in the coming months. Much like the rest of Trump's newest hires, the speechwriter will reportedly...