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  • Trump ends Obama's Operation Choke Point

    08/18/2017 7:48:55 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8-18-2017 | Joseph Lawler
    The Trump administration has ended Operation Choke Point, the anti-fraud initiative started under the Obama administration that many Republicans argued was used to targeted gun retailers and other businesses that Democrats found objectionable. Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd told GOP representatives in a Wednesday letter that that the long-running program had ended, bringing a conclusion to a chapter in the Obama years that long provoked and angered conservatives who saw Choke Point as an extralegal crackdown on politically disfavored groups. "All of the department's bank investigations conducted as part of Operation Chokepoint are now over, the initiative is no longer...
  • Trump: Obama ‘Colluded or Obstructed,’ Did Not ‘Choke’ in Response to Russian Meddling

    06/26/2017 3:27:39 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 14 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 06/26/17 | Kathryn Covert
    President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Monday morning to criticize the Obama administration's response to Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Trump said in a series of tweets that former President Barack Obama did "nothing" after the CIA first informed him of Russian interference in August 2016 because "he expected [Hillary] Clinton would win" and did not want to "rock the boat." "He didn't ‘choke,' he colluded or obstructed," Trump wrote.
  • Tiger Woods Now a Subject of Sympathy [Golf Ping]

    02/04/2015 8:31:07 AM PST · by Zuben Elgenubi · 25 replies
    ABC Sports ^ | Feb 3, 2015 | Doug Furguson, AP writer
    No one can recall these kinds of odds for Tiger Woods at any tournament, certainly not one at Torrey Pines. He is listed at 50-to-1, which prompted a question that was even more shocking than the odds. Was that to win? Or to make the cut?
  • Seahawks ‘just don‘t understand’ the Super Bowl-losing play call

    02/02/2015 4:04:53 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 200 replies ^ | February 2, 2015 | Paul Schwartz
    There were plenty of explanations offered, first by Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, then by offensive coordinator Darren Bevell and quarterback Russell Wilson, but at the end of Super Bowl XLIX, with everyone left breathless, the question still hanging out there along with the confetti falling on the victorious Patriots: How in the world does Marshawn Lynch, as fearsome a runner as there is, not get the ball on second down from the New England 1-yard line in the final seconds? “We had it,’’ Seahawks linebacker Bruce Irvin said. “I don’t know how you don’t give it to the best back...
  • NFL Rumors: Will Denver Broncos Quarterback Peyton Manning Retire After the 2014 NFL Season?

    01/11/2015 5:00:47 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 89 replies
    Latin Post ^ | Dec 26, 2014 | Paul John Rivera
    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning will turn 39 in March, creating speculation that the veteran will decide to retire after the 2014 NFL season. In a recent interview, Manning, who is in contract until after the 2016 season, denied reports suggesting that he is planning to call it quits after this season, saying that all talks about his future at this point should be ignored.

    12/24/2014 8:40:28 AM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 21 replies
    Elusive Animal Choked by Civilization Leaves Hood, Roams Phoenix Suburb
  • Teen Charged in Teacher's Slaying Accused in New Attack

    06/03/2014 5:32:13 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 12 replies
    Newser ^ | June 3, 2010 | John Johnson
    Authorities aren't saying exactly what happened, but WCVB-TV reports that Chism can be seen on surveillance video carrying what appears to be a pencil and following the woman into a locker room. After he began choking the woman, other staffers quickly pulled him away, reports the TV station, which points out that the scenario "bears a chilling resemblance" to how teacher Colleen Ritzer was murdered at Danvers High School last year.
  • WATCH: Was This The Biggest ‘Family Feud’ EPIC FAIL Ever? (Video)

    05/07/2014 7:30:24 PM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 11 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 05-07-2014 | TRN
    The Sass family only needed 18 points for Family Feud triumph last night.But the final result was so shocking, Steve Harvey's mustache nearly fell off.Tim, the family's patriarch, delivered a spectacular Fast Money round performance, scoring 182 out of the 200 points needed to win. So when Anna stepped up to the speed-round plate, it seemed like a victory was in the bag.WATCH:
  • Darrell Issa Demands Answers from Eric Holder on 'Operation Choke Point' Bank Shakedown

    01/09/2014 6:09:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 1/9/14 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH), Chairman of the Economic Growth Subcommittee, sent a harsh letter to Attorney General Holder Wednesday accusing the Department of Justice of abusing its power and intimidating banks through its "Operation Choke Point." In the letter, Issa and Jordan stated, "[t]he [House Oversight and Government Reform] Committee is concerned that both the goal and mechanisms of Operation Choke Point may constitute a serious mismanagement and abuse of the Department´s FIRREA [Financial Institution Reform and Recovery Act of 1989] authority." Breitbart News broke the
  • Call girl tell-all: Eliot Spitzer liked to choke me, was into ‘struggle’

    12/29/2013 3:37:17 AM PST · by Libloather · 51 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/29/13 | Laura Italiano
    He socked it to her. Eliot Spitzer lusted after violence, a former hooker says in a new tell-all book — revealing in graphic detail how the love gov pinned her to a bed inside a posh, Murray Hill apartment and then gripped her by the neck until she feared for her safety. The violence was scripted by Spitzer, who wanted his hooker to follow a role-play dialogue in which she would pretend she had just taken a self-defense class. The kinky politician would then pretend to test her skills by announcing, “Well, then, let’s see if you learned anything,” and...
  • Hockey dad charged in attack on coach

    12/22/2011 8:36:49 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 19 replies
    KARE 11 ^ | 12-22-11 | KARE 11
    HASTINGS, Minn. - Dakota County prosecutors have charged a St. Paul man with making terroristic threats and assault after an attack on a coach of his son's youth hockey team. A criminal complaint says 49-year-old Thomas Tonda attacked the coach after he disciplined Tonda's son following an incident during practice.
  • Racine alderman says he will not resign from office despite assault charge [whips out race card]

    10/05/2011 9:49:24 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 6 replies
    wtmj ^ | Oct. 4, 2011 | Charles Benson & Matt Montgomery
    RACINE- Racine Alderman Keith Fair faces three charges, including a felony charge that could remove him from office if he's convicted. Alderman Fair tells TODAY'S TMJ4's Charles Benson there is no way he is resigning from office. When asked by Benson that he was being targeted because he is African-American, Fair responded by saying "absolutely." Fair was at city hall for a Common Council meeting Tuesday night, hours after being released from jail. Fair is charged with hitting and choking a pregnant woman who worked at his bar. After that meeting, Fair blamed the police and media for his troubles....
  • Wis. Alderman Accused Of Choking Pregnant Worker

    10/02/2011 1:12:12 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 2, 2011 2:24 PM | The Associated Press
    RACINE, Wis. (AP) — A Racine alderman is jailed on allegations he choked and hit a pregnant employee at the bar he owns. The Racine County sheriff’s office says 59-year-old Keith Fair was arrested early Sunday at his bar, Place on 6th. He was being held in lieu of $10,650 bond on suspicion of strangulation or suffocation, false imprisonment, battery and disorderly conduct. He’s accused of assaulting
  • There ain’t no ‘we’ in Chokeville

    09/30/2011 12:32:48 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 23 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 9/29/11 | Howie Carr
    What a shocker. I mean, WE were doing so great until Sept. 3. And then THEY had a worse September than Rick Perry. There is no joy in Shillville. Worst choke in baseball history, even worse than the Braves this year, the Braves who used to play in Boston, which as someone said yesterday proves that you can take the Braves out of Boston, but you can’t take the Boston out of the Braves. Everyone chant together, “We’re number three! We’re number three!” I guess the cream of the Boston sporting press is going to have to find some new...
  • Soros Getting His Fingers in Prosser-Bradley Kerfuffle (Wisconsin Supreme Court)

    06/29/2011 11:50:37 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 22 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 6-29-2011 | Ed Lasky
    June 29, 2011Soros Getting His Fingers in Prosser-Bradley Kerfuffle Ed Lasky Jonathan Tobin writes at Commentary Contentions that a Soros-supported group is behind the trumped-up charges that Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser "choked" a liberal colleague of his, Ann Walsh Bradley: The Associated Press is reporting a criminal inquiry has been opened into the accusation that conservative Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser "choked" liberal colleague Ann Walsh BradleyChristian Schneider, a fellow at the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute, writes in National Review today to tell the inside story about this judicial brawl. According to Schneider's sources, the set-to between the two judges...
  • In Moran Case, Color Helps Block the Light

    04/09/2011 7:19:01 AM PDT · by Scanian · 28 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 22, 2000 | Marc Fisher
    And now, a case of black and white that is anything but black and white. A white congressman, Jim Moran of Alexandria, goes to pick up his kids at a recreation center where most of the children are black. Moran parks his Toyota Avalon and as he's getting out, he's approached by an 8-year-old boy, who is black. (The boy's parents don't mind if I use the child's name. I mind.) The boy says something. That much everyone agrees on. Moran says the boy said: "Give me your keys. I have a gun." The boy says he said, "I like...
  • Labels Urged for Food That Can Choke

    05/26/2010 11:02:06 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 63 replies · 1,006+ views
    NY TIMES ^ | 5-25-10 | LAURIE TARKAN
    On a July afternoon in 2006, Patrick Hale microwaved a bag of popcorn for his two young children and sat down with them to watch television. When he got up to change the channel, he heard a strange noise behind him, and turned to see his 23-month-old daughter, Allison, turning purple and unable to breathe.
  • Police Catch Up To 'National Nuisance' (Prolific graffiti 'tagger' finally tagged in Indy)

    11/06/2009 8:53:08 AM PST · by DemforBush · 8 replies · 742+ views
    WRTV 6 (Indianapolis) ^ | 11/06/09 | na
    INDIANAPOLIS -- A "national nuisance," as police call him, was taken off the streets Thursday night with the arrest of one of the city's most prolific purveyors of graffiti. Miguel Villanueva, 23, tagged dozens of buildings in Indianapolis with his signature symbol of "choke," which is how he refers to himself. Villanueva told 6News as he was being arrested Thursday that he hit buildings not only in Indiana but in other states...
  • No-win case for D.A. {No charges for Raiders' Cable}

    10/23/2009 7:58:43 AM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies · 277+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/23/9 | Ray Ratto
    So Tom Cable walks. That's how you'd have figured it to play given the other characters and circumstances involved. But more than that, Napa County District Attorney Gary Lieberstein said that Raiders assistant coach Randy Hanson couldn't satisfactorily explain to Lieberstein's conviction rate how his jaw was broken. And that, ultimately, is the lesson here. Nobody told enough of a believable story for us ever to figure out what Cable, the Raiders head coach, actually did to Hanson's face, let alone what his intent was when he did whatever it was he did. With that kind of iron-clad certitude, is...
  • ASSAULT ALLEGATION: Hanson looking for lie-detector showdown (with Raiders' Cable)

    10/17/2009 11:09:41 AM PDT · by SmithL · 1 replies · 300+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/17/9 | David White
    Raiders defensive assistant Randy Hanson continues to push his assault charges in public, this time challenging Raiders coach Tom Cable to a lie-detector showdown. "I will take a lie-detector test and a drug test, and I will pay for it - and I'll pay for Tom Cable to take those tests as well," Hanson told Yahoo Sports on Thursday. Cable was asked if he had any response. "None whatsoever," Cable said after practice Friday. Hanson has accused Cable of assaulting him and fracturing his jaw Aug. 5 during training camp. Napa police concluded their investigation last week and handed over...