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  • Obama Admin Deletes Conflict Of Interest Disclosures For Top Bureaucrats

    05/26/2016 10:22:20 AM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    Conflict of interest disclosure reports filed by top federal officials were removed from public view by the Obama administration in recent months, a move that government transparency and accountability advocates condemn as a major setback. The Office of Government Ethics (OGE) reports are the primary tool that watchdog journalists, political activists and interested voters can use to guard against presidential appointees using their positions to enrich themselves or others.
  • Audit: Illinois Lottery broke law to get around budget impasse

    05/25/2016 9:36:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    AP via WGN ^ | 3:15 PM, May 21, 2016
    The state’s auditor general says the Illinois Lottery violated state finance law by prepaying $20 million to ensure it could participate in future multi-state lottery games even without a state budget. The Belleville News-Democrat reports that the lottery made two $10 million payments on June 30, 2015, when it was clear lawmakers had failed to agree on a state budget that should have begun the next day. …
  • Google's Paris offices raided by police in tax probe

    05/24/2016 10:10:10 AM PDT · by Cementjungle · 8 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 5/24/2016 | Ivana Kottasova
    French police raided Google's offices in Paris Tuesday, looking for evidence of money laundering and tax evasion. The state prosecutor said specialist anti-corruption officers and 25 tech experts took part in the search. They were trying to establish the scale of Google's business in France and to determine whether it has paid enough taxes. French officials began investigating Google last June, after the country's financial authorities accused it of dodging taxes. The prosecutor's office said Tuesday the preliminary inquiry is looking into "aggravated financial fraud" and "organized money laundering."
  • BREAKING: VA Gov. Terry McAuliffe subject of ongoing investigation by FBI & DOJ public [tr]

    05/23/2016 1:45:48 PM PDT · by C19fan · 84 replies
    CNN - Twitter ^ | May 23, 2016 | Shimon Prokupecz
    BREAKING: VA Gov. Terry McAuliffe subject of ongoing investigation by FBI & DOJ public integrity unit, sources to CNN
  • The Department of Justice is a Criminal Syndicate

    05/23/2016 11:26:28 AM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 17 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 05/23/2016 | PoliticallyShort
    Nearly a decade after the crash of the U.S. Housing market, the Obama administration continues to pursue claims against large financial institutions accused of contributing to the crash. For instance, in the past three years the Department of Justice (DOJ) settled with JPMorgan Chase & CO. in November 2013, Citigroup Inc. in July 2014, and Bank of America in August in 2014. These settlements concerned allegations related to the issuance of residential mortgage backed securities, and collectively these three settlements alone have totaled $36.65 billion in payments from the banks to various federal, state, non-governmental organizations, and direct consumer relief....
  • Clarice Feldman: A Part-time Law Lecturer vs. the Constitution

    05/22/2016 10:19:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 22, 2016 | Clarice Feldman
    It’s a lie often repeated that Obama was a Constitutional law professor at the University of Chicago law school. In fact, he was just a lecturer there for a short time who never much impressed his colleagues. Watching this administration in action one wonders what, if anything, he understands about the Constitution at all. His is an administration based on flouting it. It’s true that the judicial process moves slowly and such conduct can continue for a while until halted, but repeatedly the courts are catching up. In fact, the Supreme Court has ruled unanimously against the administration 20 times....
  • Top Democrat Shaun King Quitting Democratic Party Over Corruption Revelations

    05/22/2016 12:17:09 AM PDT · by chopperman · 19 replies
    Shaun King writes in the New York Daily News: Right now, the Democratic Party, which I have called home my entire life, is deeply in love with money. Consequently, its leaders have supported and advanced all kinds of evil, big and small, in devotion to this love affair.
  • Why Hillary Clinton is sinking faster than the Titanic

    05/21/2016 4:15:24 PM PDT · by Syncro · 84 replies
    foxnews ^ | Published May 20, 2016 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Why Hillary Clinton is sinking faster than the Titanic By Wayne Allyn Root Published May 20, 2016 FoxNews.com I’ve predicted publicly for a year now that Hillary Clinton,   although a prohibitive favorite, still may never become the Democratic Party’s nominee.  ...barely squeaked by in Kentucky. Bernie has now won 11 of the last 14 primaries and caucuses.  I ask Democrats, is this your nominee? The winner of your presidential nomination has lost just shy of 80 percent of her races coming down the homestretch.   Call me crazy but don't presumptive nominees usually win about 80 percent of their races? This has...
  • BEAUMONT CORRUPTION CASE (CA, of course)

    05/21/2016 11:58:10 AM PDT · by Mark · 18 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 5/21/16 | Richard K. De Atley
    Prosecutors put defendants’ assets on hold Two homes worth more than $1M could be used to pay fines and restitution if there are convictions With $122.5 million in possible fines and restitution in the Beaumont corruption case, prosecutors are trying to secure the homes and bank accounts of some defendants — former top city officials charged with embezzlement and misappropriation of funds. Among the properties put on temporary ice this week are two million-dollar homes, one in Mendocino and one in Cardiff by the Sea, nestled just blocks from the Pacific Ocean. Superior Court Judge Becky Dugan granted a temporary...
  • 5 Reasons Hillary Clinton Isn't Fit To Be President (Only 5?)

    05/21/2016 4:44:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 21, 2016 | John Hawkins
    Only a living, breathing Hindenburg disaster like Hillary Clinton could make a 74-year-old socialist like Bernie Sanders seem like a fresh and charismatic “new face.” All over America, people are looking at the ancient wife of Bill Clinton and wondering how out of 320 million people, the Democrats could have possibly picked her as their nominee. This is a woman who is simply not fit to be President of the United States. Why? 1) She’s responsible for Benghazi.  There have been endless Benghazi investigations and if you believe the mainstream media, you’d think nothing came out of them.However, we did...
  • Europe’s Leaders Blast Bill Over Democracy Jibe: ‘The Mouth Belongs To Clinton

    05/20/2016 11:04:37 AM PDT · by detective · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 May 2016 | Raheem Kassam
    Truncated title. Full title:Europe’s Leaders Blast Bill Over Democracy Jibe: ‘The Mouth Belongs To Clinton, The Voice Belongs To Soros' Top European leaders have blasted Bill and Hillary Clinton following a war of words about the commitment to democracy of both the Polish and Hungarian governments. One leading figure insisted Mr. Clinton “needs a medical test” following his remarks. Bill Clinton upset NATO allies in a broadly unreported gaffe accusing Poland and Hungary of thinking “democracy is too much trouble” and wanting to have an “authoritarian dictatorship.” This is despite the fact that Poland recently held elections turfing out the...
  • Hillary's Electoral 'Luck'

    05/20/2016 10:24:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 20, 2016 | Bruce Walker
    The Clintons are notoriously corrupt. Their pathological mendacity reaches back over many decades. They lie; they cheat; they bribe; they threaten. Often the Clintons seem to have almost supernatural "luck" that defies the best house odds in Las Vegas. Consider Hillary's "shrewd" investments as a virtual novice in the futures market. When Hillary entered the cattle futures market as the wife of the man who was set to become governor of Arkansas, she had virtually no experience or background in this very competitive and complex business. She was "lucky," wildly, beyond any reasonable probability analysis. How lucky? She turned an...
  • The Avarice of an Empty Pantsuit Speaking to an Empty Room

    05/19/2016 7:59:01 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 10 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 19 May, 2016 | Baron Bodissey
    The following meme by Matthew Bracken provides a fitting counterpoint to last night’s article on David Petraeus. Hillary Clinton and Gen. Petraeus are both shameless lucre-seeking missiles targeted at the copious petrodollars of the Persian Gulf.
  • Hillary's Support Among Democrats Fades As Party Crisis Looms (Rat high drama alert)

    05/18/2016 10:39:29 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 53 replies
    Party Politics: Every day there are stories about how deeply troubled the Republican Party is with Donald Trump as its presumptive candidate. But, if anything, the Democratic Party is in far worse shape. Think about it. Democrats still can't decide if Hillary Clinton is electable - in fact, her support has diminished as the primary season has dragged on. There are fears of a party revolt by Bernie Sanders supporters at the July convention, and there’s a huge rift forming between two of its major factions. Plus, polls show that the supposedly can't-possibly-win Donald Trump is now close to Clinton....
  • High-ranking cop gets desk duty, detective fired in NYPD corruption probe

    05/18/2016 3:47:15 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 11 replies
    Another high-ranking NYPD officer has been disciplined amid the wide-ranging federal probe into alleged police corruption, law-enforcement sources said Wednesday. Brooklyn South Borough Inspector Peter DeBlasio was put on desk duty after he refused to answer questions before a federal grand jury hearing evidence in the case, sources said. FBI agents also had gone to DeBlasio’s home twice to interview him, the sources said. Captain’s Benevolent Association President Roy Richter said he was surprised by the department taking disciplinary action against DeBlasio.
  • First look at explosive Hillary documentary, ‘Clinton Cash’

    05/18/2016 1:19:05 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | 17, May, 2016 | Betsy McCaughey
    Hillary Clinton says that when she and her husband moved out of the White House 15 years ago, they were “dead broke.” Today, they’re worth more than $150 million. In the new documentary “Clinton Cash,” it becomes all too clear how the former first couple went from rags to filthy rich — with the emphasis on filthy. As the movie shows, the Clintons are political Teflon dons compared with another Beltway power couple, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. The McDonnells were convicted of accepting more than $150,000 in gifts from a businessman while the governor was...
  • Hillary reveals she earned $1.5million from just SIX speeches last year and $5million in book ...

    05/18/2016 9:32:27 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 53 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | May 17, 2016
    Complete Headline: Hillary reveals she earned $1.5million from just SIX speeches last year and $5million in book royalties – while husband Bill's speeches raked in a whopping $5 million Hillary Clinton filed a candidate financial disclosure form on Tuesday The documents show that the presidential hopeful made $5million from royalties for her book 'Hard Choices' in the year before her campaign In 2015 she also made $1.5million in speaking fees Her highest-paying speech was at eBay, for $315,000 [Snip] Hillary Clinton's speeches to Wall Street interests between 2013 and 2015 spurred questions about her own lack of transparency, leading to...
  • $10 Billion Later, The VA Makes Veterans Wait Even Longer To Get Care

    05/17/2016 3:31:12 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 14 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 5/17/2016 | John Merline
    When Congress rushed in two years ago to fix a chronic delay problem at the Veterans Health Administration, one of the key reforms was a new, $10 billion program called Veterans Choice. The goal was to give vets an option of going to a private doctor if they weren’t able to get a timely appointment with a government-paid VHA doctor.
  • "A nation without public virtue...betrayed by their own representatives...

    05/17/2016 7:22:10 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 9 replies
    The First Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, being appointed by George Washington, was also President of the American Bible Society. Who was he? John Jay, who died MAY 17, 1829. As President of the Continental Congress, John Jay approved the "Circular Letter from the Congress of the United States of America to their Constituents," September 13, 1779: "Friends and Fellow Citizens... In governments raised on the generous principles of equal liberty... the rulers of the state are the servants of the people, and not the masters of those from whom they derive authority... ...The ungrateful despotism and inordinate...
  • Report: Tesla Used Illegal Foreign Labor to Expand CA Plant

    05/17/2016 7:00:31 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 17, 2016 | Chriss W. Street
    Report: Tesla Used Illegal Foreign Labor to Expand CA Plant by Chriss W. Street 17 May 2016Newport Beach, CA148 First Digital’s Bay Area News Group investigative reporters have accused Tesla Motors of employing foreign contract laborers at $5-per-hour, 10 hours a day, six days a week to expand its government-subsidized California auto plant. In 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy in loaned Tesla Motors $465 million to open a plant for its all-electric Model S vehicle. Despite the $1 billion traditional automakers were paying to build and equip new auto plants, Tesla acquired the bankrupt General Motors “New United Motor...
  • Hillary Clinton keeps losing. So how come she's winning?

    05/16/2016 7:28:44 PM PDT · by GilGil · 42 replies
    LA Times ^ | 5/16/2016 | Mark Z. Barabak
    Bernie Sanders is on a roll. He's won the last two Democratic primaries and stands a good chance Tuesday of adding Oregon and perhaps Kentucky to his pile of victories. Yet Hillary Clinton is likely to continue her seemingly unstoppable march to the party's presidential nomination. How can that be? It's not a conspiracy, as some angry Sanders backers suggest, a result of dark magic or a wrinkle in the time-space continuum. Rather, it's the rules that Democrats play by -- rules that now work to Clinton's advantage, even as they thwarted her candidacy eight years ago, when she lost...
  • Clinton E-mails: Is the Fix In?

    05/15/2016 5:17:13 AM PDT · by detective · 64 replies
    National Review ^ | May 14, 2016 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    There was an extraordinary report in Tuesday’s Washington Post about the Clinton e-mail investigation. It involved the government’s interview of longtime Clinton consigliere Cheryl Mills. It details how Justice Department attorneys made an agreement with Mills’s attorney to cut off questioning about a key aspect of the case. Mills, who is a lawyer, was represented at the interview by a lawyer named Beth Wilkinson. As is customary in these situations, the questioning was conducted jointly by FBI agents and Justice Department prosecutors. Yet when things got dicey, it seems the Justice Department prosecutors worked jointly with Ms. Wilkinson to block...
  • Clinton Emails reveal the Reason she Ousted Gaddafi

    05/15/2016 3:29:24 AM PDT · by Jess Kitting · 21 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | Mar. 18, 2016 | Youtube.com
    A declassified email exchange between former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her adviser Sid Blumenthal shows that Clinton was up to her eyeballs in the Western conspiracy against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and his Pan-African "Gold Dinar". See video: Clinton e-mails reveal the golden reason she ousted Gaddafi and it exposes the true masters
  • Clinton Foundation Scandals Pooh-Poohed by Insider [semi-satire]

    05/14/2016 4:17:21 PM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 May 2016 | John Semmens
    Bill Allison, a senior fellow at the Sunlight Foundation, a government watchdog group, labeled the so-called charity "a slush fund for the Clintons. Only a small fraction of the money raised is distributed as aid. The vast bulk of the money is used on administration, travel, salaries and bonuses, with the fattest payouts going to family friends." Clinton Foundation spokesman Craig Minassian asserted that "no laws have been broken. How any charitable trust spends the funds it receives is a matter of discretion. The donors all gave voluntarily. They wanted the Clinton family to have this money. We haven't heard...
  • Mark Levin Show,Ray Charles Fridays,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,May 13,2016

    05/13/2016 1:49:04 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | May 13,2016 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and Tyranny Welcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • The Hillary Myth

    05/14/2016 5:08:28 AM PDT · by libstripper · 46 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | May 14, 2016 (dated 5/23) | Fred Barnes
    Hillary Clinton sounds like Paul Ryan on the economy. She says she’s for "strong growth, fair growth, and long-term growth." She would abandon the slow-growth economics of President Obama and return us to those wonderful days in the 1990s when husband Bill was in charge. This is a different Hillary Clinton from the one we've seen in debates with Bernie Sanders, her socialist rival for the Democratic presidential nomination. It's the centrist-at-heart Clinton whom conservatives and Republicans eager for an acceptable alternative to Donald Trump can vote for.
  • Ranking: Mexican Law Enforcement One of the World’s Worst

    05/14/2016 5:05:27 AM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    Panam Post ^ | May 9, 2016 | Elena Toledo
    The Mexican Police have one of the lowest rankings in the world for performance and effective service, according to the 2016 World Police and Internal Security Index. The organization placed Mexico in the 118th position out of 127 countries that were evaluated. The diagnosis made by the International Association of Police Sciences uses four main areas of a police force: capacity, process, legitimacy and results. Mexico scored an overall rating of .394, which ranked below Sierra Leone, Honduras, Zambia, Liberia, Tanzania, Guatemala, Guinea, and Nicaragua.
  • Ex-Argentine leader Fernandez indicted in central bank case

    05/13/2016 5:25:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo News ^ | 5/13/16 | Hugh Bronstein
    BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez was indicted on Friday over accusations that she oversaw irregularities in the central bank's sale of U.S. dollars in the futures market while she was in office. Federal Judge Claudio Bonadio charged Fernandez, her former economy minister Axel Kicillof and former central bank chief Alejandro Vanoli with "unfaithful administration to the detriment of public administration," according to court papers. The ruling, which gives a green light for prosecutors to put Fernandez on trial, may be appealed. There was no arrest warrant. The accusation is that the central bank took billions of...
  • Police chiefs say GOP congressman’s pot comments ‘offensive’

    05/13/2016 12:17:10 PM PDT · by Mariner · 16 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | May 13th, 2016 | By Christopher Cadelago
    When Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher endorsed the California initiative to legalize recreational marijuana, the one-time speechwriter for former President Ronald Reagan railed against a justice system that spends billions “to try to take care of someone who wants to smoke weed in his backyard.” “How many women have been raped or people have been murdered by distracting our law enforcement?” Rohrabacher asked last week in San Francisco. The Orange County congressman’s comment didn’t sit well with Ventura Police Chief Ken Corney, president of the California Police Chiefs Association, a leading opponent of pot legalization. In a letter to Rohrabacher, Corney...
  • Clinton Cash, Or, It’s Always Worse Than You Think

    05/13/2016 1:30:17 PM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 13, 2016 | Roger Kimball
    Yesterday, in his column for PJ Media, my friend Ron Radosh, the distinguished historian, outlined the case for believing that Hillary Clinton is the “lesser of two evils” compared to Donald Trump. Ron says that he is “fully aware” of Hillary’s liabilities, yet concludes that “on foreign policy, there is more hope that [she] will take a course that asserts American leadership abroad.” Ron is not alone in asserting this. Several prominent conservatives have, with varying degrees of hesitation (not to say repugnance), embraced Hillary Clinton as the less bad alternative to Donald Trump. A new film, which will debut...
  • How the Kleptocrats’ $12 Trillion Heist Helps Keep Most of the World Impoverished

    05/05/2016 8:44:11 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 14 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 02 May 2016 | David Cay Johnston
    An investigative economist has crunched 45 years of official statistics to discover just how much kleptocrats have plundered from 150 mostly poor nations. For the first time we have a reliable estimate of how much money thieving dictators and others have looted from 150 mostly poor nations and hidden offshore: $12.1 trillion. That huge figure equals a nickel on each dollar of global wealth and yet it excludes the wealthiest regions of the planet: America, Canada, Europe, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. The $12.1 trillion estimate—which amounts to two-thirds of America’s annual GDP being taken out of the economies of...
  • Probe catches agency in corrupt deals to help Syrian refugees

    05/13/2016 4:18:10 AM PDT · by detective · 5 replies
    WND ^ | 05/12/2016 | Leo Hohmann
    NGO that gets tens of millions in U.S. taxpayer money to resettle foreign refugees into dozens of U.S. cities is being investigated for corruption involving contracts with Turkish companies. The International Rescue Committee is one of the nine volunteer aid agencies, also called VOLAGs, that contract with the federal government to resettle refugees into the United States from Syria, Somalia, Burma, Iraq, Bhutan, Afghanistan and elsewhere. New York-based IRC, headed by former British Foreign Secretary David Miliband, is being investigated by the Office of the Inspector General within the U.S. Agency for International Development for bid rigging and bribery that...
  • Dean Skelos is Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison in Corruption Case

    05/12/2016 10:55:29 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 12, 2016 | Benjamin Weiser and Vivian Lee
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  • Brazil's Rousseff set to bow out after Senate votes to put her on trial

    05/12/2016 7:29:10 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 5 replies
    http://www.reuters.com/ ^ | May 12, 2016 | ANTHONY BOADLE AND MARIA CAROLINA MARCELLO
    Brazil's Senate voted on Thursday to put leftist President Dilma Rousseff on trial in a historic decision brought on by a deep recession and a corruption scandal that will now confront her successor, Vice President Michel Temer. With Rousseff to be suspended during the Senate trial for allegedly breaking budget rules, the centrist Temer will take the helm of a country that again finds itself mired in political and economic volatility after a recent decade of prosperity. The 55-22 vote ends more than 13 years of rule by the left-wing Workers Party, which rose from Brazil's labor movement and helped...
  • Clinton distrust renews Democrats’ pessimism about general election

    05/11/2016 4:19:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 11, 2016 | Ben Wolfgang
    From suspicion over the Clintons’ Whitewater dealings to 2008 claims of having braved “sniper fire” in Bosnia to now, where she faces questions over her use of a secret email server to conduct business in the State Department, Hillary Clinton has earned a level of distrust that’s almost unprecedented for a major political party presidential nominee. New polling shows voters rate Donald Trump as more honest than Mrs. Clinton, underscoring deep questions that have been swirling for decades around the former secretary of state and current front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination. Sen. Bernard Sanders, her competitor for the nomination,...
  • Arkansas Judge Resigns After Thousands of Nude Photos of Defendants Found

    05/11/2016 7:04:28 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 42 replies
    nbc ^ | MAY 10 2016, | TIM STELLOH
    An Arkansas judge accused of swapping sex for reduced sentences resigned after a state commission said it discovered thousands of photographs from his computer depicting nude male defendants. In a letter to the Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission, Cross County District Judge Joseph Boeckmann said his resignation was effective immediately, and that he would never again seek a job as a local, county or state employee. The commission said it was in the process of recovering as many as 4,500 photos. "They all depict young men, many naked who are in various poses inside the judge's home and outside in...
  • And Now for the Losers (TN Politics)

    05/11/2016 5:22:45 AM PDT · by molewhacka · 1 replies
    Rocky Top Politics ^ | 5/10/2016 | Rocky Top Politics
    A few days ago we selected the “Winners” of this past legislative session. Today RTP brings you the Losers. This selection was much more difficult, as there were so many more Losers than Winners, but we gave it a shot: Speaker Beth Harwell. It is hard to imagine a Speaker having a worse legislative session. Ok, maybe former short term U.S. House Speaker Robert Livingston. Oh, and former House Speaker Dennis Hastert. But we digress. From the Jeremy Durham nightmare (where Beth not only shot herself in the foot by ignoring it, she then pulled out a full automatic and...
  • Hillary Clinton, a 'nasty, mean enabler'? The claim is ludicrous (industrial strength barf alert)

    05/10/2016 9:56:55 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 24 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9 May, 2016 | Jill Abramson
    Now Donald Trump is playing the woman card. With sustained force, he is using Bill Clinton’s sexual misconduct with women to attack Hillary Clinton as his “enabler”. At a rally in Oregon on Friday night, Trump accused Hillary Clinton of trying to “destroy the lives” of her husband’s accusers. “She was an unbelievably nasty, mean enabler, and what she did to a lot of those women is disgraceful,” he thundered, offering no evidence. He repeated the same charges the next day in Washington state. Could the sex scandals of the 1990s become an issue that harms Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign?...
  • Arkansas Judge Resigns After Thousands of Nude Photos of Defendants Found

    05/10/2016 8:01:58 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 31 replies
    NBC ^ | 05/10/2016 | Tim Stelloh
    An Arkansas judge accused of swapping sex for reduced sentences resigned Monday after a state commission said it discovered thousands of photographs from his computer that depicted nude male defendants.... Boeckmann's resignation came after the commission said in a May 5 letter to his lawyer that it was in the process of recovering as many as 4,500 photos. "They all depict young men, many naked who are in various poses inside the judge's home and outside in his yard," the letter states, adding that many of the men had received checks from the judge and had appeared before him as...
  • Lawsuit accuses Flint mayor of trying to redirect water crisis donors to campaign fund

    05/10/2016 6:05:38 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 5/9/2016 | Reporting by Eric M. Johnson in Seattle; Editing by Peter Cooney
    (Reuters) - A former administrator in Flint, Michigan, charged in a federal lawsuit on Monday that she was fired for seeking a probe into allegations the mayor tried to redirect donations to her personal campaign fund from a charity meant to help families hurt by the city's water crisis. The wrongful termination lawsuit filed in federal court in Detroit said former City Administrator Natasha Henderson was fired in violation of whistle-blower and free-speech protections under Michigan law and the U.S. Constitution. An attorney retained by the city of Flint on the matter did not immediately respond to a request for...
  • EPA Administrator: ‘We Rock’ at Writing Rules

    05/09/2016 10:21:17 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    CNSNews ^ | May 9, 2016 | Penny Starr
    Video at link: Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy spoke at the Climate Action 2016 summit in Washington, D.C. on May 6, 2016. (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr) (CNSNews.com) – The administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said on Friday that the agency is very good at making rules requiring individuals, businesses and state and local governments to comply with laws related to “protecting” the environment. “If anybody knows anything about EPA and writing rules – we rock at it,” Gina McCarthy said at the Climate Action 2016 summit held last week in Washington, D.C. McCarthy said the rules the agency puts...
  • Clinton: No One From FBI Has Reached Out to Me Yet in Server Investigation

    05/08/2016 1:30:51 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 61 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 8, 2016 | David Rutz
    Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton said Sunday no one from the FBI had contacted her yet over the investigation into her private email server as secretary of state. "No one has reached out to me yet, but last summer, I think last August, I made it clear I'm more than ready to talk to anybody, any time," she said on Face The Nation. "And I've encouraged all of my assistants to be very forthcoming, and I hope that this is close to being wrapped up." [Snip] "I say what I've said now for many, many months," Clinton said. "It's a security...
  • GOP’s fear of Trump exposes the party’s abject corruption

    05/06/2016 3:28:44 PM PDT · by RayofHope · 75 replies
    Fellowship of the Minds ^ | 05/02/2016 | Fred Reed
    I love it: Donald Trump’s campaign reveals the establishment for what it is, a swamp of corruption as fetid as those of Latin America. It is better entertainment than Vaudeville. The frantic scramble to rig the primaries, change the rules, and thwart the voters–anything to defend their cozy entanglement of political tapeworms–makes absurd any pretense of democracy. This morning in the Drudge Report: “Trump Highest Number of Republican Voters in History“. Whom do the Republicans want to get rid of? Trump. On the same page a poll reports Trump tied with Hillary nationally. Whom do the Republicans want to get...
  • FBI Is Coordinating Its Hillary Interview With Her Campaign Schedule (barf alert!)

    05/05/2016 6:10:09 PM PDT · by drewh · 27 replies
    Daily Calller ^ | 3 hours ago | Chuck Ross
    The FBI is reportedly coordinating with Hillary Clinton’s campaign schedule in order to find a time to interview the presidential candidate about her private email server, CNN reports. Investigators have already interviewed several of Clinton’s top State Department aides, including Huma Abedin, the network reported on Thursday. Some of those aides have been interviewed several times. The next step in the investigation — which is looking into whether any classified information was mishandled on Clinton’s server — will be to interview Clinton herself. But that poses a problem because she is in the heat of a presidential campaign. And with...
  • Trump stage-rusher has Go Fund Me page (Tommy DiMassimo)

    05/05/2016 11:11:36 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 43 replies
    AJC ^ | 04 MAY 16 | Dan Klepal
    Tommy DiMassimo, the Wright State University student with Atlanta ties who in March rushed the stage at an Donald Trump rally in Ohio, has raised $340 from 10 people through a Go Fund Me page for his legal defense as of Wednesday afternoon. His funding goal is $25,000, according to the page. DiMassimo was arrested March 12 after he vaulted a stage barrier and rushed to the back of the stage in a hangar near Dayton International Airport in Vandalia, Ohio, a suburb of Dayton. His Go Fund Me page gets political, saying that he rushed the stage “not to...
  • "Paul Nehlen: Paul Ryan ‘Sold His Vote! I Absolutely Believe That"

    05/05/2016 11:12:32 AM PDT · by selfdefense · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/05/2016 | Dan Riehl
    House Speaker Paul Ryan’s Wisconsin primary opponent Paul Nehlen tells Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Stephen K. Bannon today that he absolutely believes Paul Ryan “sold his vote” to support so called trade deals that Nehlen says are damaging to America.
  • #5 - MOTHER AND DAUGHTER TALK ABOUT HILLARY (Wall Street speech transcipts)

    05/05/2016 9:49:05 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 4 replies
    dfu via twitter ^ | 5-5-16 | DFU
    #1 HIRING P.I. THUGS #2 F-ING JEW BASTARD #3 OFF THE RESERVATION #4 DESTROYING COAL INDUSTRY
  • Haynes/Leatherwood/Ferrell to GOP legislators: “Screw You.” (TN)

    05/05/2016 5:26:18 AM PDT · by molewhacka · 7 replies
    Rocky Top Politics ^ | 5/4/2016 | Rocky Top Politics
    Two weeks ago, 27 Republican House members sent a terse letter to state GOP head Ryan Haynes, demanding to know why one of their “contract employees” – who is also married to the state party’s political director (nah, no conflict there) – was working for candidates running against incumbent GOP officeholders in the August primary. The legislators were ticked. While political consultant Taylor Ferrell was at the center of their complaints, the letter was also a vehicle for conservatives to vent their frustration over years of double-dealing by party poohbahs when it came to favoring more establishment-friendly GOP candidates. They...
  • Romanian Hacker Guccifer: "I Breached Clinton Server, It Was Easy"

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  • What has the reign of Leatherwood and Haynes brought to the TNGOP?

    05/04/2016 1:34:13 PM PDT · by molewhacka · 4 replies
    Tennessee Leaders ^ | 5/4/2016 | Tennessee Leaders
    Have they fast forwarded the corruption of Tennessee’s party of Lincoln? Recently, when 27 state legislators identified their unethical practices in a letter to Haynes, Leatherwood and Haynes resorted to denying facts, claiming “false allegations,” and taking a blasé, ho-hum, all-in-a-day’s-work attitude. But we all know the John Adams truism, “[f]acts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” June 2011 – January 2013 – Taylor working for TNGOP 2013 – Brent Leatherwood hired as TNGOP Executive Director March 2014 – Walker...