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  • Trump to Hire Lawyer Who Has Pushed Theory That Justice Dept. Framed the President

    03/19/2018 10:19:32 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 107 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 19, 2018 | MAGGIE HABERMAN and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
    MANCHESTER, N.H. — President Trump has decided to hire the longtime Washington lawyer Joseph E. diGenova, who has pushed the theory on television that Mr. Trump was framed by F.B.I. and Justice Department officials, to bolster his legal team, according to three people told of the decision. Mr. diGenova is not expected to take a lead role but will instead serve as a more aggressive player on the president’s legal team. Mr. Trump broke over the weekend from the longstanding advice of some of his lawyers that he refrain from directly attacking the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, a...
  • New bill would add special tax to California gun sales to fund school initiative

    03/19/2018 11:16:52 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 16 replies ^ | 03/19/18 | Chris Eger
    (Assemblymember Jim Cooper wants to toss more taxes on gun and ammo buyers in California to help pay for school safety programs.) A California lawmaker intends to gut and amend a bill on agriculture to apply an additional tax on firearms and ammunition to fund school programs. The measure, AB 2497, was introduced last month as a minor tweak to California’s Agriculture Day but moving forward will morph into a proposal that would provide counselors and armed officers to schools. The funding for the initiative would come from an as yet to be determined tax rate on gun and...
  • Los Gatos: Teacher defends lowering student’s grade after school walkout

    03/19/2018 6:09:47 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 24 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | March 19, 2018 | Joseph Geha
    Saying he was defending the Constitution, a Los Gatos teacher on Sunday stood firmly behind his decision to give a student a failing grade on a quiz after she left class to join a walkout aimed at bringing attention to gun violence last week.
  • Fmr Clinton Pollster Mark Penn: Conor Lamb Came Out Against Nancy Pelosi and Won

    03/19/2018 7:15:12 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 35 replies
    Former Clinton pollster Mark Penn weighed in on Pennsylvania’s 16th congressional district special election result, crediting Rep.-elect Conor Lamb’s (D-PA) victory to the candidate going against the far left like Nancy Pelosi. “[A]fter so much talk that the party was moving to Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders [the special Pennsylvania congressional election] really reaffirms the power of a centrist Democrat,” Penn told New York AM 970 radio’s “The Cats Roundtable” host John Catsimatidis. “I mean, Conor Lamb really took a lot of centrist positions. He backed a lot of what President Trump was saying. And he came out explicitly against...

    03/18/2018 7:02:24 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 53 replies ^ | March 14 2018 | Bethany Klein
    Booklovers throughout California are lamenting the news that Caravan Book Store shut its doors for good last Tuesday. The shop, owned by 72-year-old Leonard Bernstein, had been a fixture of Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles since it opened in May of 1954.
  • 'I meant no disrespect': Hillary admits she 'upset or offended' some Americans

    03/18/2018 1:57:15 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 126 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | March 18, 2018 | Nikki Schwab
    'I meant no disrespect': Hillary admits she 'upset or offended' some Americans with comments she made about Trump supporters and white women voting like their husbands Hillary Clinton took to Facebook to explain some comments she made in India that had drawn criticism from Democrats and the Trump White House 'I understand how some of what I said upset people and can be misinterpreted,' Clinton said in the post The ex-nominee said she wasn't trying to attack red states when she talked about how areas that went for Trump weren't as economically advantage She stood her ground - while noting...
  • 4 Billboards In Kansas Call For Charges Against Cop Who Shot Unarmed 'Swatting' Victim

    03/18/2018 2:16:19 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 131 replies
    Yahoo Noose ^ | March 18, 2018 | Dominique Mosbergen, Puff Ho
    Four billboards have appeared in Wichita, Kansas; all of them bearing the same somber message: “Andy Finch is dead. If you believe in justice, it’s time to file charges.” In December, a Wichita police officer fatally shot Andy Finch after a fake emergency call directed law enforcement to the 28-year-old victim’s home. A man in California has since been charged with involuntary manslaughter for the so-called “swatting” hoax call, but the victim’s family and community activists have repeatedly called for the officer who killed Finch — who was unarmed at the time of the shooting — to come under greater...
  • CONFESSIONS OF A CONGRESSIONAL STAFFER: “The 3 Part Plan To Destroy Donald Trump & His Supporters"

    03/18/2018 12:47:09 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 139 replies
    DCWHISPERS ^ | 3/18/18 | dcwhispers
    “**The move against Trump’s private business and his family is meant to push the President into direct conflict with Mr. Mueller which will result in Mueller’s attempted firing. That firing will be used as the primary get-out-the-vote push leading up to the 2018 Midterms in November. **Democrats take back the House and possibly even the Senate. Democrats and a handful of high-placed Republicans will then move forward with impeachment proceedings. They want to make it a bi-partisan effort to further damage the President. **The Trump brand will be destroyed. The value of his properties will plummet. His family will be...
  • Woman Claims She Saw Bigfoot; Sues California to Prove It

    02/26/2018 4:40:39 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    ABC7 ^ | Friday, February 16, 2018 | Rob McMillan
    A Crestline woman said she spotted a sasquatch in the San Bernardino mountains and filed a lawsuit to prove it. "If they wanted to hurt us that day they could have," Claudia Ackley said. "We were right there." Ackley was hiking a trail in Blue Jay with her two daughters on March 17, 2017, between 6:30 and 7 p.m. She said her daughters noticed it first. "They're standing right there frozen looking at something," Ackley said. She believes they were looking at Bigfoot. "He looked like a Neanderthal man with a lot of hair," Ackley said. "About 800 pounds. I...
  • California Continues to Steamroll Its Citizens’ Rights by

    03/18/2018 9:18:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | March 18, 2018 | Donna Carol Voss
    Who needs E-Verify when you can appoint an illegal alien to a statewide post? As with a host of other looney, infuriating, and/or illegal things, California is the first state to have done exactly that. The California State Senate has appointed an illegal alien who is both an attorney—legally permitted to practice law in the Golden State—and an immigrants rights activist (read illegal immigrants rights activist) as a financial aid advisor. Lizbeth Mateo, 33, has been appointed to serve on the California Student Opportunity and Access Program Project Grant Advisory Committee. She was brought to the US by her parents when...
  • Folsom Police Chief Accepts Position with City of Santa Monica

    03/17/2018 8:54:32 AM PDT · by Thommas · 10 replies
    Folsom Distinctive by Nature ^ | March 13, 2018 | None mentioned
    Folsom Police Chief Cynthia Renaud announced she has accepted the position of Police Chief for the City of Santa Monica, effective late April 2018. Chief Renaud has served as Folsom’s Police Chief since May 2011. During her tenure she has led a full-service police department of 105 personnel and an operating budget of $22 million. Chief Renaud has developed strategies that reduced crime citywide, built neighborhood policing programs, and guided key initiatives that foster relations between the police department and community. She is Folsom’s first female Police Chief and serves as third vice president of the International Association of Chiefs...
  • As Peter Thiel ditches Silicon Valley for LA, locals tout 'conservative renaissance'

    03/17/2018 9:02:48 AM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 16 Feb 2018 | Olivia Solon
    If the billionaire tech investor and noted libertarian Peter Thiel really does leave Silicon Valley for Los Angeles to escape what he views as an increasing intolerance for conservatives, the city’s growing community of conservatives will be there to welcome him. Among LA’s right-leaning residents are the Daily Wire’s Ben Shapiro, the political commentator Dave Rubin and the blogger Bill Whittle. There’s also the former members of the defunct Friends of Abe, a secretive group of Hollywood conservatives that fractured in 2016 over the candidacy of Donald Trump. PragerU is one of a cluster of LA-based digital media organisations in...
  • California Teacher Placed On Leave After Questioning School Walkout

    03/17/2018 7:37:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Truth in Media ^ | 03/17/2018 | Jay Syrmopoulos
    California high school history teacher Julianne Benzel is on paid suspension after engaging her students in a discussion where she shared her perspective on the politics of organized protests in anticipation of the National School Walkout, which took place on the morning of March 14. “We had a dialogue in class about it in Thursday and Friday. And today I received the call. So I am aghast,” Benzel told CBS Sacramento. Benzel said that she questioned her students as to the appropriateness of schools sanctioning a protest against gun violence and whether the school administration was willing to allow protests...
  • President Trump and AG Sessions: Do Your Job!

    03/17/2018 7:03:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | March 17, 2018 | Arthur Schaper
    Tom Hanks has a sense of humor, and he’s not that bad an actor. One of my favorite lines from him comes from the movie “Turner and Hooch.” Playing a police officer solving a contentious murder mystery, he struggles to raise a slobbery bloodhound that really pushes his limits. At one point, he shouts: “What do you want me to do? Make you a margarita?” A statement laced with humor and frustration, that’s how I feel right now about the Trump Administration and their stunning tardiness on cracking down on California’s latest illegal alien lawlessness.In his unprecedented speech to the...
  • Travel ban in California hurting college sports, lawmaker says

    03/16/2018 6:17:21 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 25 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | March 16, 2018 | Billy Kobin
    San Diego State's men's basketball team took the court Thursday in the first round of the NCAA tournament, but California's multistate travel ban meant the trip to Wichita, Kansas, was more arduous than usual. Under a California law that took effect last year, state universities and public agencies are prohibited from using state money to travel to Kansas and seven other states with laws deemed discriminatory toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
  • Illegal Alien Acquitted of Murdering Kate Steinle Sues Feds for ‘Vindictive Prosecution’

    03/16/2018 6:06:05 AM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Joel B. Pollak
    Jose Inez Garcia-Zarate, the illegal alien acquitted last year of murdering 32-year-old Kate Steinle in July 2015, has sued the federal government, demanding that it produce documents “pertaining to vindictive prosecution and collusion” with the state government in its prosecution against him.
  • Unbelievable: Kate Steinle's killer launches new battle to sue America and stay in the U.S.

    03/16/2018 9:15:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/16/2018 | Monica Showalter
    After firing a stolen gun and killing Kate Steinle on the San Francisco waterfront in 2015, and then getting away with it in front of a leftwing jury which signaled motivation to strike back at President Trump, do you think Jose Ines Garcia-Zarate, is going away quietly? Do you think the five-times-deported illegal alien drug dealer and transient, with a record of seven felonies, will just allow himself to be deported, and then come back as he always does? Nope, not the case. He's apparently gotten a pile of leftwing-lawyer backing to sue the federal government over his 'vindictive...
  • Trump administration accuses California of “bankrolling” human smuggling operations

    03/12/2018 6:54:21 PM PDT · by MNDude · 16 replies
    The Trump administration on Monday accused the California state officials of “bankrolling” criminal human smuggling rings via so-called sanctuary policies. On the eve of President Trump’s first visit to the state since taking office, his administration took another shot at California lawmakers who have pledged to fight a federal lawsuit against new state laws that extend protections to people living in the U.S. illegally. Administration officials said those laws and policies endanger federal agents and make immigrant communities less safe. “We’re giving them a selling point,” said an administration official. “We’re lining their pockets. Sanctuary cities are bankrolling the very...
  • House Democrats say there’s ‘significant evidence’ of collusion between Trump campaign and Russia,

    03/13/2018 6:47:28 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 72 replies
    pbs ^ | Mar 13,2018 | ap
    <p>Democrats on the House intelligence committee are sharply disagreeing with Republicans on the panel who say they don’t see any evidence of collusion or coordination between President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russia.</p> <p>The top Democrat on the panel said Tuesday there is “significant evidence” of collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia.</p>
  • Maxine Waters: Stormy Daniels will 'get' Trump if Mueller investigation doesn't

    03/12/2018 7:38:13 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 95 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 11, 2018 | Brett Samuels
    Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) predicted Sunday that President Trump's alleged affair with adult film star Stormy Daniels will be his downfall if special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation isn't. "But this business about Stormy is not going to go away," she told MSNBC. "If for some reason Mueller does not get him, Stormy will. So we know that this is going to go on." [Snip] Waters has been a fierce and vocal critical of Trump’s rhetoric and policies. She was among 60 Democrats who voted in December to launch impeachment proceedings against the president. Trump has been critical in response, saying...