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  • Inside the Confidential NFL Meeting to Discuss National Anthem Protests

    04/25/2018 2:37:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 64 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 25, 2018 | by KEN BELSON and MARK LEIBOVICH
    NFL owners, players and league executives, about 30 in all, convened urgently at the league’s headquarters in New York City in October, nearly a month after President Donald Trump began deriding the league and its players over protests during the national anthem. “Let’s make sure that we keep this confidential,” Commissioner Roger Goodell said to begin the session. The New York Times has obtained an audio recording of the roughly three-hour meeting, and several people in the room corroborated details of the gathering. New England Patriots owner Robert K. Kraft pointed to another “elephant in the room.” “This kneeling,” he...
  • DNC, DCCC Pay $1.3 Million for Hillary Group’s Lists

    04/25/2018 2:04:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 25, 2018 | by Joe Schoffstall
    The Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) paid $1.3 million to a "resistance" group led by Hillary Clinton for the acquisition of its lists, filings show. Clinton launched Onward Together in April of last year with the intent of providing funding to established liberal groups that could quickly counter President Donald Trump using direct action and protests. Last May, Clinton pushed $800,000 from her campaign funds to her group. The DNC, which is millions of dollars in debt, found a way to cut hefty checks to Clinton's group even as they neglected state Democratic parties.
  • Nationwide protests planned if President Trump moves against Mueller or Rosenstein

    04/25/2018 1:31:31 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 65 replies
    WFAA - ABC Local ^ | April 25, 2018 | by Fredreka Schouten,
    More than 360,000 people have committed to take to the streets in nationwide protests should President Trump fire special counsel Robert Mueller or Rod Rosenstein, the Justice Department official overseeing Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. A coalition of roughly 100 mostly liberal groups is helping plan the 900 demonstrations, which organizers say would launch within hours of the firing or other significant action to thwart the investigation. “No one is hoping for a constitutional crisis,” said David Sievers, campaign director of MoveOn, one of the groups behind the “Nobody is Above the Law” demonstrations. “But...
  • Opinion: Robert Mueller’s Last Resort

    04/25/2018 1:22:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 57 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 25, 2018 | By John N. Tye and Mark S. Zaid
    It’s a nightmare scenario, but it’s not hard to imagine: President Trump, growing tired of the Russia investigation as it closes in on him, fires Robert S. Mueller III and moves to dismantle the Office of Special Counsel. This would be a serious assault on the rule of law in the United States. The ability of the Department of Justice to enforce the laws would be in grave doubt. By now, Mr. Mueller has presumably amassed a great deal of evidence, some of which is highly classified, that may point toward serious crimes. Americans might reasonably wonder whether perpetrators, if...
  • Judicial Watch: New Clinton Emails Reveal Classified Docs, Clinton Foundation Connections

    04/25/2018 1:10:43 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 25, 2018 | Press Release
    Judicial Watch today released 281 pages of newly uncovered emails of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from the U.S. Department of State sent and received over her unsecure, non-“state.gov” email system. The emails, dated 2010 through 2013, contain classified information and detail collusion between the Clinton State Department and the Clinton Foundation. Ten emails contain classified information redacted “in the interest of national defense or foreign policy,” including confidential sources, and concern Israel and the Middle East. Most of the emails include exchanges with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. The emails show Hillary Clinton conducted classified and sensitive...
  • Update: East Area Rapist suspect arrested using DNA evidence after four decades, officials say

    04/25/2018 12:50:43 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | April 25, 2018 | BY SAM STANTON AND BENJY EGEL
    Schubert and Sheriff Scott Jones said they relied on DNA evidence to arrest Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, who lived for more than three decades on a quiet street in Citrus Heights. "We found the needle in the haystack, and it was right here in Sacramento," Schubert said. The East Area Rapist, also known as the Golden State Killer, the Original Night Stalker and the Diamond Knot Killer, is believed to have killed at least 12 people, raped at least 45 victims and burglarized hundreds of homes. "This defendant has been able to live here in a nice suburb in Sacramento,"...
  • Research shows strong bilingual pre-K programs work. But how many states have them?

    04/25/2018 11:23:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | April 25, 2018 | by Chris Fuchs
    Only 5 states have policies in place for strong, bilingual public pre-K programs, which greatly benefit children, especially from low-income families. Karla Medina-Gomez was worried as she prepared to enroll her two oldest children in a state-funded pre-K program around eight years ago. “One of my first questions when I went to register them was: ‘Well, what’s going to happen? They don’t know how to speak English,’” recalled the mother of four, born and raised in Newark, New Jersey. Medina-Gomez, whose parents emigrated from Ecuador, said her two oldest, grew up in their home speaking only Spanish. But she also...
  • Why Democrats Should Get On Board With Universal Employment

    04/25/2018 10:14:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    WBUR Public Radio ^ | April 25, 2018 | by Miles Howard
    Two years ago, the Democratic frontrunner running for president scored votes and pundit points by reasoning that universal health care — among other big ideas being floated by liberals at the time — was too difficult: that progress happens in increments, and not earthquakes. That was 2016. This year, likely Democratic contenders for the 2020 White House race have embraced not only single-payer, but as of this week, an even more radical idea that makes government health care look like an exercise in political moderatism. Kirsten Gillibrand, Cory Booger and Bernie Sanders have each called for a program that would...
  • LISTEN: Supreme Court hears arguments over Trump’s travel ban [full audio at link]

    04/25/2018 9:48:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    PBS ^ | April 25, 2018
    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump appears likely to win his travel ban case at the Supreme Court. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy both signaled support for the travel policy in arguments Wednesday at the high court. The ban’s challengers almost certainly need one of those two justices if the court is to strike down the ban on travelers from several mostly Muslim countries. The audio recordings of Wednesday’s arguments in the Trump v. Hawaii case were released. Listen to the arguments in the player above.
  • Chevron evacuates Venezuela executives following staff arrests

    04/25/2018 9:37:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 25, 2018 | by Alexandra Ulmer, Marianna Parraga, Ernest Scheyder
    U.S. oil major Chevron Corp has evacuated executives from Venezuela after two of its workers were imprisoned over a contract dispute with state-owned oil company PDVSA, according to four sources familiar with the matter. Chevron asked other employees to avoid the facilities of its joint venture with the OPEC nation’s oil firm, the sources said. The arrests, in a raid by national intelligence officers, were the first at a foreign oil firm since Venezuela’s government launched a purge last fall that has resulted in detentions of more than 80 executives at PDVSA and business partners. The Chevron workers may face...
  • AP, Other Media Seek Access to Records in Mueller Probe

    04/25/2018 8:40:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | April 25, 2018 | BY ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press
    he Associated Press and other news organizations are asking a judge to unseal records in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. The media coalition argued in a court filing Wednesday that Mueller's probe is "one of the most consequential criminal investigations in our nation's history" and that there's overwhelming public interest in records from the case. The news organizations are specifically asking for transcripts of hearings in the ongoing prosecution of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort. They also want the judge to unseal law enforcement applications for search warrants, including on Manafort's home and a storage unit.
  • Juanita Broaddrick Bill Clinton Rape 40th Anniversary: ‘I Want Everyone to Know He Is a Rapist’ (tr)

    04/25/2018 7:57:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Newsweek ^ | April 25, 2018 | By Marie Solis
    On Wednesday, Juanita Broaddrick marked 40 years since her alleged sexual assault by Bill Clinton with a tear on Twitter, recalling the entire timeline of events that led up to what she calls the "forcible, brutal rape" that she said took place on April 25, 1978. "On this morning, 40 years ago, my life changed forever," Broaddrick wrote Wednesday morning. "On 4-25-78, I was brutally raped by Ark. AG Bill Clinton. I have spent the majority of my life trying to forget...and watching the Evil thrive." As Broaddrick—who was working on Clinton's campaign for Arkansas governor at the time—tells it,...
  • Republicans Expect to Get Missing Strzok-Page Memos; Still Seeking Missing Clinton Emails

    04/25/2018 7:39:20 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 25, 2018 | by Susan Jones
    Republican House Committee Chairmen Bob Goodlatte and Trey Gowdy say they have reached a deal with the Justice Department to review or obtain documents pertaining to the FBI's Hillary Clinton email investigation -- documents they have been requesting for months. Appearing on Fox News Tuesday night, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) said he believes the document haul will include many more text messages exchanged by FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. "Well, I do believe that we'll get those," Meadows told Sean Hannity. "In fact, some of that we believe will put some context to Director Comey's claims that, you...
  • Venezuelan schools emptying as Chavez legacy under threat

    04/25/2018 6:24:42 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 25, 2018 | by Vivian Sequera, Francisco Aguilar
    SOCOPO, Venezuela - It is mid-morning on a weekday yet all that can be heard in the once-bustling corridors of the Orlando Garcia state primary school is the swish of palm trees outside in the wind. Nearly 3 million children are missing some or all classes in Venezuela, according to a study by universities, in a depressing knock-on from a deepening economic crisis that could cause long-lasting damage to the South American country. Venezuela has about 8 million school children in total, and free education was a cornerstone of ex-President Hugo Chavez’s 1999-2013 socialist rule of the OPEC nation. Now,...
  • Former Vice President Al Gore Expresses Optimism for Reversing Climate Change

    04/25/2018 6:07:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    Georgetown University - The Hoya ^ | April 25, 2018 | by Deepika Jonnalagadda
    The United States is at the brink of a widespread environmental revolution, former Vice President and environmental advocate Al Gore said at an event Monday afternoon in Gaston Hall. “We are now in the beginning stages of a global sustainability revolution,” Gore said. “It has the magnitude of the industrial revolution but the speed of the digital revolution.” Gore attributed the prospect of a high speed environmental revolution to increased technological capabilities. “It’s powered by new digital tools like the Internet of Things and machine learning and artificial intelligence that are giving CEOs and executive teams the ability to manage...
  • Our View: Trump administration pushes science aside on climate

    04/25/2018 5:54:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel (Maine) ^ | April 25, 2018 | Editorial Board
    The Trump administration has removed mentions of climate change from federal government websites, yet the air and water continue to warm and sea levels keep rising. Data on climate change is buried on those sites where it used to be displayed prominently, and still glaciers melt and animals appear where they weren’t before. No, climate change doesn’t stop just because you ignore it — like tooth decay or that weird rattle in your car, it only gets worse, until you can’t possibly look the other way any longer. In this case, however, the stakes are much higher than a blown...
  • Foreign Office climate staff cut by 25% under Boris Johnson

    04/25/2018 5:47:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    The Guardian ^ | April 25, 2018 | by Damian Carrington
    The number of full-time officials dedicated to climate change in the Foreign Office has dropped by almost 25% in the two years since Boris Johnson became foreign secretary, according to data released under freedom of information (FoI) rules. Johnson has also failed to mention climate change in any official speech since he took the office, in marked contrast to his two predecessors. The cutback in climate change diplomacy has come despite the prime minister, Theresa May, asserting that the UK leads the world on climate action. The UK has been praised for its past climate diplomacy, which helped pave the...
  • Former Obama lawyer Greg Craig leaves firm after brush with Mueller probe

    04/24/2018 3:03:35 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | April 24, 2018 | by Ken Dilanian
    Craig supervised Alex van der Zwaan, who has pleaded guilty to lying about communications regarding his work for Ukrainian politicians. Former Obama White House counsel Gregory Craig has left his law firm, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, the firm told NBC News. His departure comes after he and his law firm became caught up in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Alex van der Zwaan, who had been a lawyer in Skadden's London office, pleaded guilty to lying to prosecutors and the FBI about communications involving work the firm had been...
  • Clarence Page: The Democrats’ lawsuit isn't as nutty as it sounds

    04/24/2018 2:44:21 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | April 24, 2018 | by Clarence Page
    When you don’t know what else to do, sue. To critics in both major national parties, the Democratic National Committee seemed to be following that dubious legal advice by filing a lawsuit last week that alleges collusion between Russia and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Some from both parties ridiculed the suit as a distraction from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation and the cash-strapped DNC’s rebuilding efforts as midterm elections approach. Trump has a long record of threatening more court fights than he actually wages. You might recall his similar promises to sue the publisher of Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury”...
  • Democrats Push For Internal Documents On 2020 Census Citizenship Question

    04/24/2018 2:07:44 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    NPR ^ | April 24, 2018 | by Hansi Lo Wang
    Democratic lawmakers are calling for a subpoena to force the U.S. Census Bureau and Commerce Department to release internal documents about the decision to add a controversial citizenship question to forms for the upcoming national headcount. The request comes two weeks before a congressional oversight hearing on the 2020 census. "We believe these documents are critical for our Committee," write all 18 Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in a letter to its chairman, Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, "to understand the concerns raised internally by career experts at the Census Bureau itself about the...