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  • Exculpatory Russia evidence about Mike Flynn that US intel kept secret

    01/02/2019 1:54:04 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/02/19 | John Solomon
    Sometimes public silence can be deafening or, for that matter, misleading. For nearly two years now, the intelligence community has kept secret evidence in the Russia collusion case that directly undercuts the portrayal of retired Army general and former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn as a Russian stooge. That silence was maintained even when former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates publicly claimed Flynn was possibly “compromised” by Moscow. And when a Democratic senator, Al Franken of Minnesota, suggested the former Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) chief posed a “danger to this republic.” And even when some media outlets opined about...
  • Illegal Alien in Jail on Murder Charge Released Due to ‘Clerical Error’

    01/02/2019 2:51:26 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 27 replies
    NTD ^ | December 31, 2018 | Zack Stieber
    An illegal alien has been released from a North Carolina jail due to a clerical error, according to prosecutors. Sergio Coello-Perez, a 17-year-old alien from Mexico, was released from the Mecklenburg County Jail on Dec. 27 after being held for seven months. He was released after submitting a written promise to appear in court and to wear an electronic monitoring bracelet and did not have to post bail.
  • Federal Panel Of Judges Dismisses All 83 Ethics Complaints Against Brett Kavanaugh

    12/19/2018 6:38:39 AM PST · by blueyon · 29 replies
    NPR ^ | 12/18/18 | Nina Totenberg
    A specially appointed federal panel of judges has dismissed all 83 ethics complaints brought against Justice Brett Kavanaugh regarding his conduct at his confirmation hearings. The judges concluded that while the complaints "are serious," there is no existing authority that allows lower court judges to investigate or discipline Supreme Court justices. The complaints against Kavanaugh ranged from allegations that he had misled the Senate about some of his activities in the George W. Bush White House to his angry, partisan statements in denying charges of sexual assault in high school.
  • Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg says the company needs to do more to protect civil rights of users

    12/18/2018 3:25:28 PM PST · by rktman · 4 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | Sara Salinas
    Sheryl Sandberg's comments come on the same day the NAACP is launching a week-long boycott of the service, and amid growing calls to clean up the platform. Facebook releases the findings of a civil rights audit, highlighting particular areas of concern on the platform. Facebook has acknowledged and addressed many of the civil rights abuses outlined in the audit report. But as bad actors get increasingly clever and find new ways to manipulate Facebook users, the company faces new challenges and changing calls for action.
  • Incoming New York attorney general plans wide-ranging investigations of Trump and family

    12/12/2018 6:12:14 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 74 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12/11/2018 | Allan Smith
    New York Attorney Gen.-elect Letitia James says she plans to launch sweeping investigations into President Donald Trump, his family and "anyone" in his circle who may have violated the law once she settles into her new job next month. "We will use every area of the law to investigate President Trump and his business transactions and that of his family as well," --SNIP-- "We want to investigate anyone in his orbit who has, in fact, violated the law," said James, who was endorsed by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
  • Memo: FBI recommended Michael Flynn not have lawyer present during interview, did not warn of false

    12/11/2018 11:11:57 PM PST · by bitt · 70 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 12/11/2017 | byron york
    Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who arranged the bureau's interview with then-national security adviser Michael Flynn at the White House on Jan. 24, 2017 — the interview that ultimately led to Flynn's guilty plea on one count of making false statements — suggested Flynn not have a lawyer present at the session, according to newly-filed court documents. In addition, FBI officials, along with the two agents who interviewed Flynn, decided specifically not to warn him that there would be penalties for making false statements because the agents wanted to ensure that Flynn was "relaxed" during the session. The new...
  • Report: Tax subsidies to immigrant students costs $2 billion a year

    11/29/2018 4:10:47 AM PST · by gattaca · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 23, 2018 | Paul Bedard
    A federal subsidy program that lets foreign students and their U.S. employers avoid payroll taxes robs Social Security and Medicare $2 billion a year, money American workers pay into the trust funds for the elderly, according to a new report. The little reported on Optional Practical Training program also effectively sets aside 240,000 high-income jobs for immigrants, according to the Center for Immigration Studies, which has been detailing taxpayer-funded subsidy programs for immigrants that also benefit U.S. firms. “Doling out the subsidies is the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program; the subsidy takes the form of exempting both the foreign worker...
  • ABC’s ‘Blackish’ Celebrates Colin Kaepernick as Civil Rights Leader(LOL!)

    11/28/2018 7:58:53 AM PST · by rktman · 21 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 11/28/2018 | Dawn Slusher
    ABC’s comedy Blackish is known for taking on the issue of racism, but Tuesday’s episode was particularly heavy on the topic, celebrating controversial former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick as a hero and painting white men as ignorant racists who need to be saved from themselves. In the episode, “Stand up, Fall Down,” main character Dre (Anthony Anderson) decides to take his teenage son Andre "Junior" (Marcus Scribner) to work with him as an intern. While there, Andre witnesses Dre’s white coworkers and boss, who are usually painted as racially insensitive, suggesting racist ideas for a restaurant ad campaign they’re working...
  • Civil Rights, Scotus, and Article V

    11/26/2018 1:10:58 AM PST · by Jacquerie
    ArticleVBlog ^ | November 26th 2018 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Who or what is the source of civil rights? What are civil rights? They must be important or there wouldn’t be a US Commission on Civil Rights, a Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice, or several Civil Rights Acts. How can the meaning of such a common term remain so hazy and ill-defined? Despite the confusion, one thing is certain. The Supreme Court has no business creating civil rights. [snip] Through their state and US Constitutions, the sovereign people are entitled to occupy the high ground above the governments of their creation. Scotus obviously did not participate in...
  • Lawsuit: Va. jail's 'God Pod' violates Constitution

    11/22/2018 2:05:30 PM PST · by aimhigh · 19 replies
    CorrectionsOne.com ^ | 11/22/2018 | Denise Lavoie
    A Muslim civil rights group filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against a regional jail in Virginia, alleging that the jail has set up a Christians-only unit dubbed the "God Pod." The Council on American-Islamic Relations says officials at the Riverside Regional Jail have set aside a housing pod exclusively for Christian inmates who promise to live in accordance with the Bible. The group says the Christian pod violates the Constitution by favoring one religion over others. The lawsuit accuses jail officials of discriminating against Muslim inmates and others by preventing them from participating in programs that teach their faith and...
  • Disney World Bans Veteran After Holding "Trump 2020" Sign On Ride

    11/13/2018 5:24:52 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | NOVEMBER 13, 2018 | TIM BROWN
    An ex-Marine veteran was banned from Walt Disney World and all its parks after waving a "Trump 2020" banner while riding Splash Mountain. Interestingly enough, Disney apparently thought he was such a threat that they used 40 employees to escort out the 49-year-old veteran. “I held up the sign for two seconds so I can take a picture,” Dion Cini told the New York Post. “You’re allowed to hold up signs on Disney rides — cameras, cellphones, and other stuff like that. People have been doing it for years. They just kicked me out ’cause of the context of the...
  • Illegal Alien Murders Wife after Portland Sheriff Sets Him Free Without Notifying ICE

    11/03/2018 8:52:44 AM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | November 3, 2018 | Brock Simmons
    Multnomah County “sheriff” Mike Reese is now taking heat for failing to notify I.C.E. when he had an illegal alien in custody up on assault charges. Those charges were dropped, of course, and the illegal alien was set free, only for said illegal alien to go on to murder his wife by stabbing her to death and dumping her body in a ditch. Multnomah County is home to Portland, Oregon. ... A man accused of murdering his wife and leaving her body in a ditch is at the center of a firestorm between ICE and the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office....
  • Florida GOP headquarters hit with bullets in possible 'drive-by shooting,' party leader says

    10/30/2018 1:33:24 AM PDT · by ZeroToHero · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/29/18 | Nicole Darrah
    Police are investigating after a Republican headquarters in Volusia County, Florida, was riddled with bullets this past weekend, party leaders said. At least four shots were fired overnight Sunday, Volusia County Republican Chairman Tony Ledbetter confirmed to Fox News on Monday. Ledbetter said "everything was OK" when volunteers left the building at about 4 p.m. Sunday, but when they returned at 9:30 a.m. Monday, at least one window was broken.
  • Civil rights groups call for tech companies to crack down on hate speech (Irony)

    10/25/2018 12:37:03 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/25/18 | ALI BRELAND
    A group of civil rights organizations is pushing technology companies to create policies to more effectively address hate speech and extremist groups. The six organizations, joined by 40 other organizations who echoed the call, wrote in a report that they want the platforms to take more firm stances against “racism, sexism, xenophobia, religious bigotry, homophobia and transphobia,” and enforce policies against hate speech and extremist groups more strictly. The groups, which include the Center for American Progress, Color Of Change, Free Press, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the National Hispanic Media Coalition and the Southern Poverty Law...
  • Vandals Throw Giant Boulder Through Rep. McCarthy’s Office Window

    10/22/2018 8:26:04 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 42 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 22, 2018 | Amber Athey
    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s office in California was vandalized on Monday, according to an Instagram post by the Congressman. McCarthy, whose local office is in Bakersfield, CA, posted photos of the suspects and some of the damage. Two young men were caught on surveillance camera outside of the office, which had its window smashed in by a large boulder.
  • Signs vandalized at Morris County, New Jersey Republican PAC HQ (In Left Wing Morristown)

    10/21/2018 8:13:09 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 19 replies
    New Jersey Globe ^ | October 21, 2018 | Nikita Biryukov
    The Morris County Republican Victory PACis offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of vandals who tore up campaign signs outside of the PAC’s campaign headquarters in Morristown. “I know Chip Robinson and other Morris Democrat leaders – while I disagree with them strongly on important issues, I know them to be honorable and decent people,” said Rob Zwigard, the PAC’s executive director. “I do not think Mikie Sherrill or her Campaign were at all directly involved in these despicable acts, however, the national and statewide Democrat rhetoric has created an environment where some find this abhorrent...
  • Blackburn backlash shocks Mt. Juliet restaurant owner

    10/18/2018 8:16:27 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 52 replies
    The Wilson Post ^ | 10/17/18 | LAURIE EVERETT
    Courtney’s Restaurant and Catering owner Tom Courtney said he’s experienced a strong social media backlash because he rented the event room at his Mt. Juliet business to U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Marsha Blackburn on Saturday. Courtney said he’s been called a Nazi, an abuser, had his life threatened and said his staff has been verbally attacked. Hundreds of posters on social media said they would boycott his restaurant because it was a local venue to Blackburn, who is running for a seat in the U.S. Senate against former Democratic Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen. “People have posted they love our food,...
  • Mark Zuckerberg Just Stole $315,000 From A Triple-Amputee Vet

    10/15/2018 9:26:12 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 10 replies
    Minutemen Militia ^ | October 15, 2018 | Jeff Rainforth
    Mark Zuckerberg must need money because he just robbed a triple-amputee Iraq War vet blind. Brian Kolfage joined the Air Force just before 3000 Americans were killed in the September 11, 2001 terror attacks that also destroyed the Twin Towers in New York City. He wanted to serve. He wanted to keep what had happened to thousands of his fellow Americans from happening again. It was his duty, he believed. During Brian's second tour in the Middle East, he volunteered for a dangerous mission in Iraq. On September 11th, 2004, exactly 3 years to the day since the 9/11/01 attacks,...
  • Antifa Attacks GOP Headquarters in NYC, Warns ‘Merely the Beginning’

    10/12/2018 1:21:23 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 319 replies
    FFar-left activists associated with Antifa and other radical hate groups attacked the Republican Party headquarters in New York City late Thursday evening; vandalizing the historic building and warning the incident was “merely the beginning.” The New York GOP released shocking images immediately following the assault; writing “The New York Republican New York City headquarters at the Metropolitan Republican Club was physically vandalized last evening with broken windows, spray-paint and more TThe attackers left an ominous note at the scene, saying “The U.S. government has established concentration camps around the country for Latino people, shamelessly murdering black people, and continues its...
  • Multiple Republican Offices Across the Country Vandalized by Unhinged Leftists..(Shooting war next)?

    10/13/2018 9:52:08 AM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 65 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 12, 2018 | Debra Heine
    QUESTION:....when the 'blue wave' fails to materialize in 2018 midterms… and the Democrats fall even further behind in both the House and Senate… Will the current growing vandalism and intimidation turn even more desperate by the left? If so… And I believe it will… what will the response be from the right? Article below with pictures of damages being caused almost daily now.... ******* ""Amid calls for "in your face" incivility from leading Democrats, multiple Republican offices have been vandalized across the country ahead of the midterm elections. In New York City last night, the GOP headquarters at the Metropolitan...