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  • Julian Assange has been charged, prosecutors reveal inadvertently in court filing

    11/15/2018 9:30:54 PM PST · by bitt · 35 replies
    WAPO ^ | 11/15/2018 | Matt Zapotosky and Devlin Barrett
    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been charged under seal, prosecutors inadvertently revealed in a recently unsealed court filing — a development that could significantly advance the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election and have major implications for those who publish government secrets. The disclosure came in a filing in a case unrelated to Assange. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kellen S. Dwyer, urging a judge to keep the matter sealed, wrote that “due to the sophistication of the defendant and the publicity surrounding the case, no other procedure is likely to keep confidential the fact that Assange has been charged.”...
  • Pelosi’s Critics Court a Rival for Speaker (Here come da Fudge!)

    11/15/2018 6:24:50 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/15/18 | Joshua Jamerson, Natalie Andrews
    **SNIP** Ms. Fudge is thinking about challenging Mrs. Pelosi, said Assistant Minority Leader James Clyburn (D., S.C.), who spoke with the Ohioan on Thursday. Mr. Clyburn, the top-ranking black lawmaker in the House, said he didn’t encourage or discourage Ms. Fudge, who is also black, to run. Both are members of the influential Congressional Black Caucus, whose ranks include about 45 House Democrats. A representative for Ms. Fudge didn’t respond to requests for an interview. She told, her hometown news outlet, on Wednesday that she was giving it some thought. “I am at the very beginning of this process,”...
  • STUNNING: Broward County Florida Loses Track of 2,040 Votes During Recount

    11/15/2018 5:47:42 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    Jim Hoft ^ | 11/15/18 | Jim Hoft
    Democrats were hoping to steal the US Senate and Governor Races in Florida despite losing both races by over 80,000 votes on Election Day. On Tuesday Broward County Elections supervisor Brenda Snipes reported 634,000 votes were cast in the midterm election in her county. On Friday morning Broward County Elections officials said 717,000 votes were cast in the midterm election. Broward County Democrats mysteriously found 83,000 votes in two days! They still have not explained how this happened. After the recount on Thursday Broward County announced their results. Here are Thursday’s numbers from Broward County, via Ian Margol: Scott –...
  • Broward County recounted hundreds of thousands of votes for nothing.

    11/15/2018 5:40:48 PM PST · by carriage_hill · 37 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | 11/15/2018 | Gregory Krieg and Annie Grayer, CNN
    It's a long-agonized-over machine recount total delivered two minutes too late. But there's nothing ironic about it -- this is, after all, Florida's Broward County, which has been plagued with issues in its vote-counting efforts for years. Given that history, it was unsurprising -- but still galling to volunteers -- when the director of elections here revealed that the county had submitted its machine recount data two minutes after the state-mandated 3 p.m. Thursday deadline. The secretary of state's office did not accept the new numbers and so, after days of painstaking work, Broward's count Thursday remained the same as...
  • Nikki Fried clings to recount lead; Matt Caldwell alleges Broward counted late ballots [2ndA issue]

    11/15/2018 4:46:13 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 13 replies
    Florida Politics ^ | November 15, 2018 | Jacob Ogles
    Attorneys for Republican Agriculture Commissioner candidate Matt Caldwell say Broward County collected and counted thousands of votes after the election was over. ThatÂ’s enough to chip at or even erase Democrat Nikki FriedÂ’s current lead. Results from a statewide recount show the Democratic candidate leading Caldwell by 5,307 votes, a slightly narrower lead than the 5,326-vote gap reported in the initial tabulation of the race. Secretary of State Ken Detzner ordered a statewide manual recount of the election...[snip] CaldwellÂ’s legal team sued last week for records from Broward County, the seeming ground zero for FloridaÂ’s latest statewide recount news extravaganza....
  • Florida recount: Broward misses deadline by 2 minutes, so state rejects new results

    11/15/2018 4:22:17 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 43 replies
    Sun Sentinel 26 min ago ^ | November 15, 2018 | Larry Barszewski, Rafael Olmeda and Lois K. Solomo
    Florida recount: Broward misses deadline by 2 minutes, so state rejects machine-recount results (Title changed, LOL) By two minutes, Broward County missed the ... deadline to submit recount results, so numbers provided by the county Saturday stand,... “We uploaded to the state two minutes late so the state has chosen not to use our machine recount results....D;Alessandro said the recount arrived late due to his unfamiliarity with the state’s website. “Basically, I just worked my ass off for nothing,” he said. D’Alessandro said there's a 2,040 vote difference between votes in the manual recount and those tabulated earlier. “We believe...
  • Florida orders first ever statewide hand-recounts as legal fights continue

    11/15/2018 2:55:02 PM PST · by Red Badger · 69 replies ^ | 11/15/2018 | By David Smiley
    Following a five-day machine recount of the more than 8.3 million votes cast in the Nov. 6 elections, Secretary of State Ken Detzner ordered hand recounts Thursday afternoon. An unprecedented statewide hand recount is now under way in the Sunshine State, further extending a high-stakes, partisan battle over every last vote in Florida's crucial U.S. Senate race. Following a five-day machine recount of the more than 8.3 million votes cast in the Nov. 6 elections, Secretary of State Ken Detzner ordered hand recounts Thursday afternoon in the race between U.S. Sen Bill Nelson and Gov. Rick Scott, and also the...
  • Judicial Watch: Federal Court Orders Hillary Clinton to Answer Additional Email Questions Under Oath

    11/15/2018 1:43:42 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 15, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    (Washington, DC) –Judicial Watch announced today that U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan ruled that within 30 days Hillary Clinton must answer under oath two additional questions about her controversial email system. In 2016, Clinton was required to submit under oath written answers to Judicial Watch’s questions. Clinton objected to and refused to answer questions about the creation of her email system; her decision to use the system despite warnings from State Department cybersecurity officials; and the basis for her claim that the State Department had “90-95%” of her emails. After a lengthy hearing yesterday Judge Sullivan ruled that...
  • NJ couple and homeless vet they raised $400K for all arrested

    11/15/2018 12:19:01 PM PST · by conservative98 · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | NOV 15, 2018 | Aaron Katersky and Bill Hutchinson
    A New Jersey couple has been hit with criminal charges stemming from a GoFundMe campaign that raised more than $400,000 for homeless veteran Johnny Bobbitt, who was also arrested in connection with the money-raising effort that now appears to be an elaborate scam, authorities said. Kate McClure and her boyfriend, Mark D'Amico, were charged with conspiracy and theft by deception, court records obtained by ABC News on Thursday show. Bobbitt was arrested Wednesday night by the Philadelphia Police Department on charges of being a fugitive from justice, according to Philadelphia police. He has been transferred to Burlington County, New Jersey,...
  • Dashcam video shows moment illegal immigrant suspect opens fire on Arkansas police officer

    11/15/2018 12:46:27 PM PST · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 14, 2018 | Travis Fedschun
    Newly released dashcam video shows the moments a police officer in Arkansas stared down the barrel of a gun during an intense shootout with an illegal immigrant suspect over the weekend. The Washington County Sheriff's Office said in a news release the incident happened Sunday, after County Corporal Brett Thompson tried to initiate a traffic stop around 12:43 p.m. in Tontitown, located just outside Fayetteville. The driver, 29-year-old Luis Cobos-Cenobio, didn't stop and the officer reportedly initiated a brief chase. After eventually pulling over, Cobos-Cenobio got out of his vehicle and began shooting at Thompson, officials said. The video released Tuesday shows...
  • Ocasio-Cortez Demands 100% Renewable Energy in 10 Years

    11/15/2018 12:27:08 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 155 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 15,2018 | Joel B. Pollak
    U.S. Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is demanding that the U.S. commit to shifting 100% of its energy consumption to renewable energy in ten years as part of a “Green New Deal” she is demanding party leaders support. Politico reported Thursday that Ocasio-Cortez, the “democratic socialist” from New York’s 14th congressional district, is demanding that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi back her demand for 100% renewables as a price for support in the Democratic Party’s leadership struggle. Incoming liberals, led by Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, are demanding Pelosi go beyond her promise to revive a select committee on global warming;...
  • Federal Court Says Clinton Must Answer More Questions About Her Emails

    11/15/2018 12:25:15 PM PST · by Red Badger · 37 replies ^ | 10:15 AM 11/15/2018 | David Krayden | Ottawa Bureau Chief
    A federal court is compelling former secretary of state Hillary Clinton to respond to further questions — under oath — about her notorious emails. U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan issued the ruling Wednesday in response to a lawsuit from Judicial Watch, the conservative research and investigative group that has long had its sights on both of the Clintons. (RELATED: Hillary Clinton Jokes About Email Scandal On ‘Murphy Brown’) U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton responds forcefully to intense questioning on the September attacks on U.S. diplomatic sites in Benghazi, Libya, during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Capitol...
  • Trump Tax Cut to Be Eroded Next Year by Inflation Switch

    11/15/2018 11:02:12 AM PST · by Red Badger · 12 replies ^ | Updated Nov. 15, 2018 12:49 p.m. ET | By Richard Rubin
    IRS announces details of change in calculations required by tax law, meaning brackets and deductions now grow more slowly WASHINGTON—Last year’s big tax cut is about to start shrinking. The Internal Revenue Service on Thursday announced the tax code’s parameters for 2019, implementing a new method for making inflation adjustments that will result in higher tax payments—and government revenue—over time. The shift will cost Americans $133.5 billion over a decade, according to Congress’s Joint Committee on Taxation. The tax law enacted last year lowered tax rates and reduced tax burdens for most households in 2018. It also required the IRS...
  • Judge postpones decision in CNN lawsuit over Jim Acosta's press pass

    11/15/2018 11:01:00 AM PST · by jazusamo · 85 replies
    CNN Business ^ | November 15, 2018 | Brian Stelter
    (CNN)Lawyers for CNN and the Trump administration are awaiting an initial ruling on the network's federal lawsuit over press access to the White House. And they're going to have to wait a little while longer. Judge Timothy J. Kelly heard nearly two hours of oral arguments about CNN's request for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction on Wednesday. Then he said court would reconvene Thursday at 3 p.m. But on Thursday afternoon, he rescheduled the next hearing for Friday at 10 a.m.
  • The Fake Russian Spy Who Came In From the Cold

    11/15/2018 9:37:30 AM PST · by bitt · 10 replies ^ | 11/15/2018 | BRIAN CATES
    For more than a year, the most mysterious figure in the ongoing Spygate scandal has been professor Joseph Mifsud, the Maltese academic who played an instrumental role in entrapping Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos on behalf of the FBI. A great number of people have wanted to talk to Mifsud about what he knows concerning the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane sting, the counterintelligence operation designed to entrap the Trump campaign into accepting offers of Russian help during the 2016 election. However, nobody’s been successful in talking to him thus far, since he’s been in hiding since the news broke of his...
  • New Mueller Court Filing Highlights Trump Investigation Will Continue Deep into Year Three

    11/15/2018 9:31:41 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 35 replies ^ | November 14 2018 | sundance
    Voices selling a pending conclusion to the Mueller investigation of President Trump were dealt a set-back today as Robert Mueller files a motion with the court extending the 2016 Russian interference investigation deep into 2019. The Associated Press is citing court documents filed within the Rick Gates case where the special counsel is requesting additional time for sentencing as an outcome of ongoing cooperation that has expanded the investigation. My initial read on this is that it appears to be a counter-move by the administrative state, in response to the appointment of Matt Whitaker as Associate Attorney General. My hunch...
  • Chief deputy: More than 90 murders tied to Wise County inmate

    11/15/2018 9:31:38 AM PST · by Simon Green · 21 replies
    WFAA ^ | 11/14/18
    DECATUR, Texas — A 78-year-old man that spent almost two months in the Wise County jail may be responsible for more than 90 murders, according to the Wise County Sheriff's Office. Samuel Little, who's already serving life behind bars in California for three killings there, was recently extradited to Texas because of possible links to unsolved cases here. Wise County Chief Deputy Craig Johnson said Little may very well be one of the most dangerous men to ever set foot in the county. "That's a scary number [90]. That's more than the BTK killer and the Green River killer,"...
  • Homeless man, couple allegedly conspired to deceive GoFundMe funds: report

    11/15/2018 8:54:44 AM PST · by UnstableGenius · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/15/2018 | Amy Leiu
    A New Jersey couple and a homeless Philadelphia man who were once the symbol of generosity in hard times allegedly conspired with each other to come up with a false story to earn GoFundMe donations and will now face charges, according to a complaint obtained by NBC 10 Philadelphia.
  • ISIS Group Claims California Wildfires Are Retribution, Vows 'You Will See More Fires'

    11/15/2018 8:44:19 AM PST · by Monrose72 · 23 replies
    PJmedia ^ | 2018-11-15 21:00 | BRIDGET JOHNSON
    One of the many media groups supporting ISIS operations online claimed that the deadly wildfires in northern and southern California are retribution for coalition bombings in Syria
  • Federal judge gives Florida voters 2 more days to fix signatures [Insanity-Read it]

    11/15/2018 7:11:58 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 36 replies
    News4JAX ^ | November 15, 2018 | Dara Kam
    Overnight ruling on 1 of 7 lawsuits over Florida's contentious election. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - In one of seven election-related lawsuits pending, a federal judge has ruled that the state must give voters whose mismatched signatures disqualified their provisional and mail-in ballots until 5 p.m. Saturday at 5 p.m. to correct those signature problems -- extending the deadline by two days. The ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Mark Walker comes in a suit brought by U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson's campaign and Democratic Party officials, who are looking to the courts to help them find votes to narrow the margin in...