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  • Why San Francisco is joining Valley farmers in a fight over precious California water

    08/19/2018 10:03:58 AM PDT · by Mariner · 2 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | August 19th, 2018 | By Dale Kasler And Ryan Sabalow
    MODESTO - Originating in a glacier at the eastern edge of Yosemite, the Tuolumne River runs into a man-made roadblock in the towering granite cliffs of the Hetch Hetchy Valley. A massive concrete dam captures its icy water and ships much of it through pipes and tunnels to the residents of San Francisco. Further downstream, the Tuolumne is halted again, this time by a dam in the oak-covered Sierra foothills. From there, a network of canals spreads the Tuolumne’s waters over mile after mile of rich San Joaquin Valley vineyards, orchards and dairy farms. The meager amounts left in the...
  • Jimmy Carter shuns riches and lives modestly in his Georgia hometown

    08/19/2018 9:26:15 AM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 36 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | August 18, 2018
    PLAINS, Ga. -- Jimmy Carter finishes his Saturday night dinner, salmon and broccoli casserole on a paper plate, flashes his famous toothy grin and calls playfully to his wife of 72 years, Rosalynn. "C'mon, kid," he says. She laughs and takes his hand, and they walk carefully through a neighbor's kitchen filled with 1976 campaign buttons, photos of world leaders and a couple of unopened cans of Billy Beer and then out the back door. Three Secret Service agents wait. They do this just about every weekend in this tiny town where they were born -- he almost 94 years...
  • Duke lacrosse rape accuser loses bid for a new murder trial

    08/19/2018 7:31:08 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 19 replies
    College Fix ^ | AUGUST 16, 2018 | GREG PIPER
    False accusers, administrators, prosecutors – no one learned from her lesson It appears to be the end of the road for Crystal Mangum. The accuser at the center of the Duke University lacrosse gang-rape hoax was denied another trial after her conviction for lethally stabbing her boyfriend five years ago. We last covered Mangum three years ago when she asked for a new trial, saying the jury was improperly informed of her attack on another man in 2010. Mangum claimed the butter-knife stabbing was an act of self-defense against a violent boyfriend, but the jury didn’t believe her and she...
  • Woman, Armed with Marlin .22 rifle, Drives off Unwanted Visitor

    08/19/2018 6:03:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 37 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 9 August 2018, a Cheri Bentham was waiting for a package to be delivered at her semi-rural residence on Hoo Shoo Too road, next to the Amite River. It was afternoon and about 93 degrees in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. A white man, about 5'6″ appeared at her door, and started to make some suggestive and alarming comments. He said he had been watching her house. From wbrz.com: Benham was busy trying to get her three small dogs back inside when she noticed the man was touching himself inappropriately outside his clothes. As his remarks became lewder, she ran...
  • Drag Queen Story Hour comes to Mobile

    08/19/2018 5:56:03 AM PDT · by suthener · 12 replies
    WKRG News ^ | Posted: Aug 18, 2018 11:58 AM CDT | Olivia Stump
    MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) -- Drag Queen Story Hour will be coming to Mobile in September. According to an event on Facebook, Drag Queen Story Hour will be held at the Ben May Main Library inside the Mobile Public Library. A drag queen, trained by a local elementary school teacher, will be reading storybooks to anyone who attends but the event is designed for kids aged 3 to 8, according to the event Facebook page.
  • Democrats’ dilemma, post-Pelosi: A younger leader or a black one?

    08/19/2018 4:08:04 AM PDT · by Libloather · 51 replies
    Post and Courier ^ | 8/18/18 | EUGENE SCOTT
    **SNIP** Since Hillary Clinton’s loss in the 2016 presidential election, much conversation has taken place about black Americans’ loyalty to the Democratic Party. Since the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the party has regularly received the overwhelming majority of black votes. But some have questioned how committed the Democratic Party is to its most loyal constituency. While Clinton went on to win nearly 90 percent of black votes, questions about her commitment to the black community — based on some of her past comments about black youth — were a consistent thorn in her side during her...
  • Chicago 'peace picnic' turns violent: 3 people shot, another is beaten

    08/19/2018 3:17:49 AM PDT · by Libloather · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/19/18 | Barnini Chakraborty
    Three people were shot at a back-to-school peace picnic held at a playground in Chicago on Saturday night. A fourth person was beaten up at the event that was held to promote peace and community. The picnic, which took place at Seward Park on the city’s North Side, was off to a safe start, but onlookers say the mood quickly turned when a group of young men showed up and started fighting. “It’s senseless and should have never happened,” event organizer Raymond Hatcher told reporters. “We were doing well. Everything was going swell and then a group of guys who...
  • John Brennan Was Long a Danger to US National Security

    08/18/2018 6:15:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2018 | Humberto Fontova
    “Mr Brennan has a history that calls into question his objectivity and credibility.” (President Donald Trump, Aug.15, 2018.) “Cuba is not a threat to the United States…They don’t implicate our national security in any way…The government of Cuba has not provided any support for international terrorism during the preceding six-month period; and the government of Cuba has provided assurances that it will not support acts of international terrorism in the future.” (President Obama after meeting with Raul Castro in Panama and recommending that Stalinist Cuba be removed from the list of state sponsors of terrorism, April 14th, 2015.). Presumably the head of...
  • Surprising Support for Trump Yanking Brennan's Security Clearance

    08/17/2018 3:09:03 PM PDT · by onyx · 64 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 17, 2018 | Thomas Lifson
    This may be a sign that the tide is turning and the cabal that conspired to fix the 2016 presidential election and then, when that failed, remove Trump from office is going to be exposed and ultimately held to account. As the Democrats and their media enablers bloviate about John Brennan's imaginary First Amendment right to a perpetual security clearance, a statement of support for the president came from an unexpected source yesterday. Lou Dobbs tweeted: @realDonaldTrump #AmericaFirst #Dobbs pic.twitter.com/YP7pYZPACa — Lou Dobbs (@LouDobbs) August 16, 2018
  • Nancy Pelosi is under fire, but ousting her isn't the answer

    08/18/2018 7:15:12 PM PDT · by Libloather · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/18/18 | Julian Zelizer
    (CNN) — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is under fire. A debate has unfolded within the Democratic Party about whether she needs to go. As the Republicans ramp up a midterm campaign strategy centered around connecting Democratic candidates to an allegedly left-wing, out-of-touch coastal leader, Alexander Burns and Jonathan Martin report in The New York Times that a growing number in the party think it's time for the former House speaker to go. US Rep. Seth Moulton, a Democrats from Massachusetts, said: "It's far better for her to graciously step down before the election, so that Republicans can't use that...
  • DiGenova: If Hillary Won, We Would Know Nothing About FBI Bias, Handling of Dossier

    08/18/2018 6:53:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/17/18
    Former federal prosecutor Joe diGenova said that a Hillary Clinton victory in 2016 would have been "extremely detrimental to the rule of law," responding to new revelations about the Trump-Russia dossier. DiGenova said that if Clinton won, "we would know [nothing]" about the handling of Christopher Steele's dossier and alleged bias within the FBI during the Clinton email probe and Trump-Russia investigation. According to emails reported last week, former British spy Steele kept in close contact with Justice Department official Bruce Ohr even after the FBI cut ties with Steele as a source.
  • Mattis: A Security Clearance Is Granted on an ‘As-Needed Basis’

    08/18/2018 6:31:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 18, 2018 | Kristina Wong
    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis expressed solidarity with President Trump’s stripping of former Obama CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance earlier this week. “All I can tell you is, I have taken security clearances away from people in my previous time in uniform, and a security clearance is something that is granted on an as-needed basis,” he told Pentagon reporters traveling with him in South America on Friday. The comment came in response to a question on what he thought about former intelligence officials denouncing the president for stripping Brennan’s security clearance. Earlier this week, retired Navy Adm. Bill McRaven published...
  • [Wuerl] Cardinal in Pennsylvania withdraws from World Meeting of Families in Dublin

    08/18/2018 6:10:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 8/18/18 | Patsy McGanny
    A Cardinal who was heavily criticised for his handling of child sexual abuse allegations in the Pennsylvania grand jury report has withdrawn from a scheduled appearance at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin next week, it has been confirmed. Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the Archbishop of Washington, was due to give the keynote address, entitled “The Welfare of the Family is Decisive for the Future of the World,” in the RDS at 2.30pm next Wednesday. No reason has been provided for the decision. Cardinal Wuerl was bishop of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from 1988 to 2006. The report of the grand jury,...
  • Important Ruling! FBI Must Reveal Efforts to Verify the Steele Dossier

    08/18/2018 6:00:55 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 29 replies
    Independent sentinel ^ | August 18,2018 | S.Noble
    In January, Mehta concurred with the FBI’s decision to not disclose the existence of any records containing the agency’s efforts to verify the dossier. He ruled that Trump’s tweets about the dossier didn’t require the FBI and other intelligence agencies to act on records requests. “But then the ground shifted,” writes Mehta of Trump declassifying the House memos. “As a result of the Nunes and Schiff Memos, there is now in the public domain meaningful information about how the FBI acquired the Dossier and how the agency used it to investigate Russian meddling.” “It remains no longer logical nor plausible...
  • MUELLER CLAIMS GEORGE PAPADOPOULOS HINDERED RUSSIA PROBE, RECOMMENDS SIX MONTHS JAIL SENTENCE

    08/18/2018 5:31:50 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 53 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/18/2018 | Chuck Ross
    Special Counsel Robert Mueller is asking a federal judge to sentence George Papadopoulos to up to six months in jail and is accusing the former Trump campaign adviser of impeding the government’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election by lying to the FBI during an interview in early 2017. “The defendant’s crime was serious and caused damage to the government’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election,” Mueller wrote in a court filing submitted late Friday to a judge in Washington, D.C. “The government respectfully submits that a sentence of incarceration, within the applicable Guidelines range...
  • CIA China Ops Wiped Out By 'Botched' Spy Contact System

    08/18/2018 5:10:30 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 24 replies
    Conservative Daily Post ^ | 18 Aug 2018 | Mark Megahan
    CIA China Ops Wiped Out By 'Botched; Spy Contact System: Investigation results show indicted spy Jerry Chun Shing Lee was not the CIA's only security breach. Sloppy coding led to a back door hole in the messaging system, used by the Chinese to 'wipe out' our entire spy network. Suddenly, in late 2010, undercover agents in China were being rounded up and hauled off for interrogation. Under Barack Obama's administration, the Central Intelligence Agency suffered what intelligence officers are calling one of the worst disasters in decades. Suddenly, in late 2010, undercover agents in China were being rounded up and...
  • Ocasio-Cortez defends banning press from event: We wanted ‘residents to feel safe’

    08/18/2018 5:02:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/18/18 | JACQUELINE THOMSEN
    Democratic congressional Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defended banning press from a public town hall this week, saying the move was meant to protect residents of vulnerable communities. Ocasio-Cortez on Friday responded to a tweet from Washington Post reporter Seung Min Kim, who wrote that the candidate “is in for a rough time on Capitol Hill -- where reporters roam freely at all hours of the day and night -- if this is her attitude toward the press.” The reporter also tweeted that the campaign should have made the event private, rather than making it public and stopping the press from attending.
  • The left's enforcers: CNN sues to reveal names and addresses of Manafort jurors

    08/18/2018 4:44:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/18/2018 | Monica Showalter
    Less than a week after making a stink about freedom of the press, President Trump and 'enemies of the people, CNN and apparently other news outlets have decided to get into the harassment business given that reporting news is just not good enough for them. Seriously, they tried to do this: In a motion filed in federal court on Thursday, CNN and several other media outlets requested that the court release the names and home addresses of all jurors in the Paul Manafort fraud case. Jurors haven not yet rendered a verdict on any of the 18 charges against...
  • Fourth instance of mob violence this year shuts down Chicago’s fanciest shopping district

    08/18/2018 4:38:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/18/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    Business interests and police are doing their best to minimize attention to the slide into mob rule of the streets in Chicago’s nicest, most famous neighborhood.  But shoppers, tourists, and ordinary working Joes and Janes can no longer take for granted the freedom to walk around Chicago’s upscale shopping district along North Michigan Avenue near the famous Water Tower. Four times this year, mobs of “urban youths” have taken to “wilding” and attacking random pedestrians while looting stores. The latest instance happened on Tuesday. CBS Chicago reports: A brawl involving dozens of teenagers broke out near Chicago’s Water Tower...
  • Judicial Watch Calls for Re-Opening of Hillary Email Investigation After More Classified Info Found

    08/18/2018 4:05:20 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    Planet Free Will ^ | August 17, 2018 | Joseph Jankowski
    Judicial Watching is calling for a re-opening of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails after finding more classified information on the former Secretary of State's non-"state.gov" email system. On Thursday, the watchdog revealed that it had received two batches, 184 pages and 45 pages, of newly uncovered emails belonging to Hillary Clinton from the U.S. Department of State sent and received over her unsecured server. The emails were uncovered by a FOIA lawsuit filed on May 6, 2015, after the State Department failed to respond to a March 4, 2015 FOIA request seeking all emails sent or received by Clinton...