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  • Democrat: 'I regret’ telling Peter Strzok he deserves Purple Heart

    07/14/2018 9:42:11 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 95 replies ^ | July 13, 2018 | Caitlin Yilek
    Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., said he regrets telling FBI agent Peter Strzok in Thursday’s House Judiciary and House Oversight committee hearing that he deserves a Purple Heart medal for his testimony. “I said something at the hearings yesterday about Purple Hearts which another network that is named for a four-legged animal has been making a big deal about,” Cohen told CNN, referring to criticism from Fox News. “I regret using the term ‘Purple Heart,’” he continued. “I used it metaphorically, not literally. I never literally thought the Purple Heart should be given to agent Strzok. But I do believe that...
  • Man in ‘angry clown mask’ robs Atlanta Waffle House, shoots customer

    07/10/2018 9:37:16 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    The Waffle House is in the 1000 block of Northside Drive, a busy stretch near 14th Street that includes a row of restaurants. Police said a man in a black hooded sweatshirt was seen pacing the parking lot just before 6 a.m. He entered the restaurant and went straight for the bathroom. “When he came out, he had a (gold) mask on,” Atlanta police Capt. Andrew Senzer said. “He produced a gun and he essentially demanded the belongings of everybody of the store.” The masked man confronted a half dozen patrons and employees in the restaurant, though some of the...
  • 'I would have let that clown jump': Trump responds to woman who climbed the Statue of Liberty...

    07/05/2018 8:26:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 39 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | July 5, 2018 | Megan Sheets For
    FULL TITLE: 'I would have let that clown jump': Trump responds to woman who climbed the Statue of Liberty to protest the president's immigration policy at Montana rally President Trump has responded to the woman who climbed the base of the Statue of Liberty to protest his immigration policy saying he would have let 'that clown' jump. After appearing in court on misdemeanor charges Thursday, 44-year-old Therese Okoumou claimed that she had decided to scale the statue's base on the Fourth of July to protest the Trump administration's policy that has led to the separation of thousands of children from...
  • Statue of Liberty climber identified as immigrant activist

    07/04/2018 9:00:22 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 63 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 4, 2018 | By Larry Celona, Tina Moore and Chris Perez
    The woman who scaled the Statue of Liberty on Wednesday has been identified. Cops say Therese Patricia Okoumou — a 44-year-old immigrant from the Democratic Republic of the Congo — was the person responsible for the Fourth of July protest. She lives in the St. George neighborhood of Staten Island and is currently in federal custody, according to police sources. Officers from the NYPD’s Emergency Service Unit transported her to a federal detention center on Wednesday night following her three-hour standoff with authorities. Her case is being handled by prosecutors in the Southern District of New York.
  • Who is Therese Okoumou, the woman who tried to scale the Statue of Liberty to protest immigration...

    07/04/2018 7:23:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    ny daily news ^ | July 4, 2018 | JOHN ANNESE, Kerry Burke and JANON FISHER
    FULL TITLE: Who is Therese Okoumou, the woman who tried to scale the Statue of Liberty to protest immigration policy? The woman arrested for scaling the base of the Statue of Liberty on Wednesday as part of a protest against U.S. immigration policy is an immigrant herself and an active participant in the resistance movement against President Trump, according to fellow demonstrators. Therese Okoumou, 45, of Staten Island, was born and educated in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but she has lived in New York for at least the last 10 years, records show.
  • BREAKING NEWS: Police swoop to grab woman with a 'Rise and Resist' t-shirt who climbed the Statue...

    07/04/2018 4:40:46 PM PDT · by Morgana · 39 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | July 4, 2018 | Hannah Moore and Rory Tingle For
    FULL TITLE: BREAKING NEWS: Police swoop to grab woman with a 'Rise and Resist' t-shirt who climbed the Statue of Liberty on Independence Day and stayed there for two hours, as ICE protesters below unfurled an 'Abolish Ice' banner Police have snatched a woman wearing a 'Rise and Resist' t-shirt who climbed the Statue of Liberty on Independence Day and stayed there for two hours shortly after seven people were arrested for unfurling an 'Abolish ICE' banner. Police on ladders spoke to the woman just after 4.30pm but she refused to come down, so officers constructed a rope rescue system...
  • Liberty Island evacuated amid 'Abolish ICE' protest; woman attempts to climb Statue of Liberty

    07/04/2018 3:54:03 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 64 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, July 4, 2018 | Victor Morton
    Liberty Island was evacuated Wednesday as a woman was arrested for trying to scale the iconic Statue of Liberty to protest President Trump. The woman, who appeared to be black and could be seen holding up a T-shirt displaying the words “Rise and Resist” and “Trump Care Makes Us Sick,” was able to scale the base of the statue. She was arrested by two rappelling police officers after an hours-long standoff on America’s Independence Day. The whole island was evacuated as a precaution.
  • Woman climbs Statue of Liberty NYPD says, Liberty Island evacuated

    07/04/2018 2:11:52 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 120 replies
    Fox 31 ^ | July 4, 2018
    NEW YORK — A woman is climbing the Statue of Liberty, police said. PIX11 reports park police and the NYPD are both on the scene. Two officers used a ladder to climb to the base of the statue and are talking to the woman. She is perched against the statue’s robes. Police have been talking with the woman. She’s taken off her shirt several times and shown a message on it off, but the message written on her shirt is not clear on video from the scene.
  • Person Spotted Climbing Statue of Liberty on Fourth of July

    07/04/2018 1:30:46 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    KTLA ^ | Updated at 01:24PM, July 4, 2018 | Posted 1:19 PM, July 4, 2018, by Juan Flores,
    Video at link
  • Statue of Liberty Climber Inspired By Michelle Obama

    07/06/2018 7:39:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies ^ | 7/6/2018 | Leah Barkoukis
    Therese Patricia Okoumou, the woman who scaled the Statue of Liberty on Independence Day in protest of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, explained Thursday that former first lady Michelle Obama motivated her. Okoumou appeared in federal court Thursday, pleading not guilty on charges of trespassing, interfering with agency functions and disorderly conduct. Okoumou, who was surrounded by approximately 50 supporters during her roughly six-minute hearing, told a federal judge she understood the counts against her. Court papers also charged Okoumou with resisting arrest by refusing to leave the perch where Lady Liberty's feet stand, roughly 100 feet above ground. She was...
  • Trump Revels in Crowley's Loss: 'Got His A** Kicked'

    06/27/2018 8:14:09 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 34 replies ^ | Wednesday, 27 June 2018 | Todd Beamon
    President Donald Trump said Wednesday that New York Rep. Joe Crowley "got his a– kicked" in his Democratic primary Tuesday by a 28-year-old Bernie Sanders supporter "who had a lot of energy." "Last night, we had a great evening," Trump told a rally in Fargo, North Dakota, for Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer, who is facing Democratic incumbent Sen. Heidi Heitkamp in November. "We watched that television — and we were winning left and right," Trump said. "They didn't know what the hell happened.

    06/12/2018 10:31:23 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 90 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 12 June 18 | Greg Price
    The head of President Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign called for the revoking of CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta’s press credentials over the reporter’s questions to Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un while the leaders signed an agreement Tuesday. Brad Parscale, who previously served as digital media director to Trump’s 2016 campaign, lambasted Acosta as an “absolute disgrace” for shouting out questions during the signing ceremony while citing an article from conservative website The Daily Wire. “Jim @Acosta should immediately have his press credentials suspended. He is an absolute disgrace! @realDonaldTrump,” Parscale tweeted.
  • Little Caesars employee shoots, kills attacker wearing clown mask, police say

    05/28/2018 8:19:16 AM PDT · by BBell · 33 replies ^ | 5/28/18 | Katherine Lam
    A Little Caesars employee in Florida took matters into his own hands Saturday night when he shot and killed a scissors-wielding attacker who was wearing a clown mask, police said. Police responded to the pizza shop in Holly Hill around 11:50 p.m. after receiving 911 calls about shots fired at the location. When they arrived, they found the alleged attacker laying in the parking lot with a clown mask and scissors on the ground. The suspect was taken to the hospital, where he later died.Little Caesars employee Heriberto Feliciano, 28, later told police he was closing up the restaurant around...
  • This candidate isn't clowning around: SC clown running for Congress

    03/27/2018 10:05:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    The State (Columbia SC) ^ | March 27, 2018 08:26 AM | Bristow Marchant
    This clown wants your vote for Congress. In this case, that isn’t a negative description. Steve Lough, a candidate for Congress in South Carolina’s 5th District, is a former professional clown for the Ringling Brothers circus. Lough is leaning into his unusual resume, appearing in clown makeup in a promotional photo and registering the domain name “They joke that the president and Congress are all clowns,” Lough said in announcing his candidacy. “Well, in my professional opinion, they are the worst clowns I’ve ever seen.” A Democrat, Lough says he wants to use his clowning to promote universal access...
  • Clown running for congress (SC)

    03/27/2018 4:34:45 PM PDT · by neal1960 · 32 replies
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A clown is running for Congress. That's not a joke. Steve Lough is wearing his red nose with pride, appearing in clown makeup on his campaign website as he runs against four others in South Carolina's Democratic primary for the seat held by GOP Rep. Ralph Norman. Lough was a professional clown with Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus. Now The State newspaper reports that he's for reforming gun laws and providing universal access to health care. Lough is a native of Camden, South Carolina, who earned degrees from Dartmouth as well as the Ringling Bros....
  • Your Tax Dollars Are Helping to Pay for a Clown College in Nancy Pelosi's District

    02/27/2018 8:29:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/27/2018 | John Ellis
    As you file your taxes, try not to think too hard about the revelation that your hard-earned money is helping someone achieve their dream of becoming a clown. Because, apparently becoming a clown requires going to college, and going to college requires taxpayers footing the bill. Next time you're at the circus, demand a "thank you" from a clown.CNS News provides more information about the bad news regarding the gross misuse of our taxes: "The federal government is funding a clown school located in House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco-based congressional district that has classes and workshops on...
  • All hat? Rep. Frederica Wilson is a new Halloween costume choice

    10/28/2017 8:24:41 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 18 replies
    People of all political persuasions agree: Rep. Frederica Wilson, the freshly famous Florida Democrat who clashed with President Trump, has a unique look. Now, some people plan to replicate it on Halloween. It’s not a complicated costume to pull off, requiring little more than a professional outfit topped with a colorful cowboy hat covered in sequins. And experts say dressing as the politician is not necessarily a bad idea. “I can’t speak to individual motivations in this specific instance, but people have been dressing up as political figures since the days in which those figures were kings and queens instead...
  • Dressing as a clown for Halloween? These Florida cops say you’re risking your life

    10/18/2017 2:26:08 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 11 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | October 17, 2017 | Howard Cohen
    As Halloween nears, many are considering clown pranks for fright night fun. At least one sheriff’s office in the state says don’t even think of playing a creepy clown if your aim is mischief. Volusia County Sheriff’s Office issued a stern warning on its Facebook page Tuesday afternoon. "Warning to evil clowns and anyone considering creepy clown activity: We will not be there to save you if your intended target defends himself or herself, and you may face other penalties as well,” the post read.
  • Chris Cuomo Melts Down Live On Air: CNN ‘Is Not Fake!’

    10/05/2017 4:26:50 AM PDT · by davikkm · 51 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Cristina Laila
    CNN’s Chris Cuomo lost his cool on live T.V. after OMB Director Mick Mulvaney said that CNN was spreading false information about President Trump’s response to the hurricane that devastated Puerto Rico. Mulvaney said that mainstream media like CNN are purposely choosing to only show the “bad stuff” rather than report on all of the efforts by the Trump administration to help the people in Puerto Rico who are suffering. Here’s a flashback to the theatrical fake news CNN was pumping out… CNN traveled to Puerto Rico and interviewed San Juan Mayor Cruz wearing a “help us we are dying”...
  • Franken seen as reluctant 2020 candidate

    08/25/2017 4:44:06 PM PDT · by mathprof · 44 replies
    the hill ^ | 8/25/17 | Amie Parnes and Devin Henry
    Political associates of Al Franken say they believe the Minnesota senator could be talked into running for the White House if he believes he's the Democrat best positioned to defeat President Trump. But they say Franken would need to be convinced, and argue that the former "Saturday Night Live" star would be reluctant to enter a battle with dozens of other Democrats in what's increasingly expected to be a wide-open race for party's nomination. "He's not the type of person to crawl over everyone's dead carcasses to get to the White House," said R.T. Rybak, the former mayor of Minneapolis...