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  • Sen. Warren Walks Back Claim that Democratic Primaries Were 'Rigged'

    11/10/2017 5:58:47 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 35 replies ^ | Nov 10, 2017 | Lauretta Brown
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) followed former DNC Chairwoman Donna Brazile’s lead Thursday and walked back her assertions last week that the Democratic primary was rigged to favor Hillary Clinton. Her new story is that there is just “some bias” at the DNC but the primary was fair. When asked by CNN’s Jake Tapper last week whether she agreed that the process had been “rigged” in Clinton’s favor, she answered simply “yes.” On PBS NewsHour later that same day, Warren responded “I think it was” when asked directly if the election was rigged. However, in aninterview Thursday Warren said, "I agree...
  • Country Star Faith Hill: NRA Needs to ‘Tell the Truth’ on Guns

    11/10/2017 5:27:52 AM PST · by davikkm · 116 replies
    breitbart ^ | AWR HAWKINS
    In an interview for Billboard magazine, country singer Faith Hill spoke out in favor of gun control and said it is time for the NRA to “tell the truth” about guns. Speaking about last month’s Las Vegas mass shooting, in which guns were used illegally to kill innocent concert-goers, Hill referenced the doctors who treated those wounded in the attack, saying: “The doctors that [treated] the wounded, they saw wounds like you’d see in war. That’s not right. Military weapons should not be in the hands of civilians. It’s everyone’s responsibility, including the government and the National Rifle Association, to...
  • TX: Attorney General Ken Paxton: Guns in Churches Part of Solution

    11/10/2017 5:02:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 8 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has stated the obvious about the mass murder at the First Baptist church in Sutherland, Texas. People who gather together will have to consider polices to defend against these mass killers. Paxton suggested that Texas consider carrying weapons to protect themselves.From added that churches, places of business and schools should have policies addressing the possibility of a shooter so they can protect their communities.“I wish some law would fix all of this,” he said.“All I can say is in Texas at least we have the opportunity to have conceal carry,” he explained. “And...
  • There's No Such Thing as an "American" Homicide Rate

    11/10/2017 4:18:26 AM PST · by x1stcav · 54 replies
    von Mises Institute ^ | 11/09/2017 | Ryan McMaken
    We often hear about homicides are rampant in "America" — presumably caused by high levels of private gun ownership — but any serious look at the numbers forces us to refine our question and instead ask why some parts of the US have some of the lowest homicide rates on earth, while the situation in other areas is considerably different. What Libresco did conclude, was that a host of societal issues are driving much of what we hear about in terms of so-called gun violence. Mental illness, suicide, gang violence, and domestic violence are all important factors that drive gun...
  • Judge denies release for Cliven Bundy amid courtroom outburst

    11/10/2017 3:50:16 AM PST · by Nextrush · 18 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 11/9/2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    LAS VEGAS-A judge declined Thursday to release Nevada cattleman Cliven Bundy days before trial, concerned he doesn't recognize federal authority and has a large incentive to flee with at least 80 years in prison hanging over his head if convicted of four of his 16 charges. US District Judge Gloria M. Navarro also rejected release requests by Ryan Bundy and Ryan Payne and said she would make a decision later on Ammon Bundy. Bret O. Whipple, the attorney representing the elder Bundy on charges in the 2014 standoff near Bunkerville, urged consideration for the patriarch's age, his failing health and...
  • Seahawks stand for anthem to honor veterans (barf alert)

    11/10/2017 3:03:20 AM PST · by \/\/ayne · 53 replies
    King 5 ^ | November 10, 2017 | Travis Pittman
    All Seattle Seahawks players stood for the national anthem with arms locked before their game Thursday night against the Arizona Cardinals to honor members of the military. It comes at the start of the NFL's "Salute to Service" weekend in honor of Veterans Day. Defensive end Michael Bennett, who has sat during the anthem for most of the season to highlight racial and social injustice, said the team did it to make it clear that they support the military and veterans, according to NBC Sports play-by-play announcer Mike Tirico.
  • 13 Baltimore City High Schools, Zero Students Proficient in Math

    11/10/2017 2:40:31 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 100 replies
    Fox ^ | 11/9/2017
    An alarming discovery coming out of City Schools. Project Baltimore analyzed 2017 state testing data and found one-third of High Schools in Baltimore, last year, had zero students proficient in math. But that’s not all we found. In the midst of that troubling number, there are some bright spots. Most mornings, at Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys, start the same way – with students chanting the school’s motto in the gym. “There’s an urgency about the work we’re doing,” said Jack Pannell, the school’s founder. That urgency was born out of need. “Nine out of ten black boys in Baltimore...
  • Marine who urinated on Taliban has conviction tossed thanks to general’s meddling

    11/09/2017 11:24:15 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 66 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 9, 2017 | Chris Perez
    A former US Marine who was caught urinating on the corpses of dead Taliban fighters got his conviction thrown out this week thanks to the unlawful actions of a retired general — who “severely and systematically” interfered with the case, a report says. Staff Sgt. Joseph W. Chamblin had been reduced in rank for the infamous 2011 incident, sentenced to 30 days confinement and ordered to pay a $500 fine after he pleaded guilty to wrongful desecration, failure to properly supervise junior Marines, and posing for photographs with battlefield casualties. What he didn’t know at the time was that the...
  • Trump, Clinton camps both offered slice of dossier firm's work: sources

    11/09/2017 8:37:21 PM PST · by bitt · 21 replies ^ | nov.9, 2017 | Mark Hosenball
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The same political research firm that prepared a dossier on Trump campaign ties to Russia had unrelated information on Clinton Foundation donors that a Russian lawyer obtained and offered to President Donald Trump’s eldest son last year, three sources familiar with the matter said.
  • Russian lawyer who met with Trump Jr. offered him info from firm behind Trump dossier

    11/09/2017 8:19:24 PM PST · by Steven W. · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/9/2017 | John Bowden
    The Russian lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr. during the 2016 campaign while promising damaging information on Hillary Clinton offered President Trump's eldest son opposition research created by Fusion GPS — the firm behind the unverified Trump/Russia dossier, according to Reuters. ... Glenn Simpson, one of the firm's founders, met with Veselnitskaya before and after her 2016 meeting at Trump Tower with Trump Jr., Paul Manafort, and Jared Kushner, according to the report. But Simpson was unaware that the meeting had taken place, according to a source familiar with his testimony to the special counsel probe.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Now It’s The Democrats Who Have A ‘Russian Problem’

    11/09/2017 8:16:41 PM PST · by bitt · 29 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | nov.9, 2017 | Richard Pollock
    Suddenly it’s the Democrats who have a serious Russia problem. Democratic fingerprints are all over a growing number of Russia-related scandals, including payments to Fusion GPS for its Russian-sourced Trump dossier, lobbying on behalf of Russia’s largest bank to lift economic sanctions, former President Barack Obama’s administration’s approval of the sale of Uranium One to Russia, and giving twenty percent of America’s uranium reserves to Moscow. Republican Senators Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Chuck Grassley of Iowa have called for the appointment of a special prosecutor to look into the mounting scandals tying Democrats to Russia..... snip
  • Sen. Robert Menendez may have had sex with underage hookers in Dominican Republic: prosecutors

    11/09/2017 8:02:27 PM PST · by doug from upland · 38 replies
    daily news ^ | 11-9-17 | Dan Friedman
    WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors said Monday that they aren’t convinced claims U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez cavorted with underage hookers – widely seen as discredited – are false. Lawyers for the New Jersey Democrat last week asked a federal judge to dismiss charges that the senator took bribes from a Florida eye doctor, Salomon Melgen, and in exchange used his power to do business and personal favors for him. The defense said the case is bogus because it sprang from "easily disprovable" claims that Menendez slept with underage prostitutes while hosted by Melgen at a Dominican Republic villa. Three women who...
  • New York graffiti artists triumph over developer who destroyed their work

    11/09/2017 7:10:18 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    A jury has ruled that a real estate developer broke the law by destroying a swath of graffiti art in New York City, in a verdict that could provide legal protections for street artists across the US. The federal jury made its decision after a group of artists sued Jerry Wolkoff, who painted over their work at the 5Pointz building in Queens, New York City, in November 2013. 5Pointz, a former factory owned by Wolkoff, was a haven for graffiti artists from around the world and became a prominent tourist attraction. Wolkoff had given the artists permission to use the...
  • Attempted murder suspect demands judge give stiffer sentence

    11/09/2017 6:36:14 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 6 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 9, 2017 | Alex Mendoza
    “The plea deal… went down from 30 years to 20 years and I don’t want the 20 years. I want the 30 years,” Walcott demanded from his wheelchair. “I want the plea deal that was first offered.” “I’m quite concerned about your mental ability to move forward,” [Judge] Bethancourt told Walcott. “I’m concerned about your mental ability to judge this case,” Walcott fired back. “Get me out of this courtroom and take me downstairs.”
  • BREAKING: Washington Post Reporter Behind Roy Moore Hit Piece Has History Of Writing Fake Checks

    11/09/2017 5:43:38 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 81 replies ^ | NOV 9, 2017 | gotnews
    Washington Post reporter Stephanie McCrummen, who co-wrote today’s hit piece on Judge Roy Moore, has a history of writing fake checks, according to a 2011 report reviewed by GotNews. According to left-leaning New York Magazine, McCrummen has an extensive criminal record, committing four infractions in three different states.
  • Shocking New Revelations From Accused Church Shooter Phone Calls (Antioch, Tennessee)

    11/09/2017 4:48:16 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 17 replies
    News Channel 5 ^ | 10-31-2017 | Nick Beres
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Phone calls from the accused Antioch church shooter, Emanuel Samson, revealed shocking new revelations. NewsChannel 5 obtained exclusive, recorded copies of those calls. Samson's defense attorneys don't want his recorded phone calls to be made public. They filed an injunction which was denied by a judge. You have a right to see the content of these calls and Samson has a right to get a new attorney. He was charged with killing Melanie Crow Smith and injuring six others in a shooting at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch last month. Since then he's been represented...
  • Anthony Weiner wants pen pals in prison, report says

    11/09/2017 4:30:19 PM PST · by Zakeet · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 9, 2017
    "Carlos Danger" is looking for a pen pal. Former Rep. Anthony Weiner, who reported to prison this week to begin a 21-month sentence for sexting with a 15-year-old girl, is hoping to stay in contact with the outside world. Weiner's away message on his personal email addresses provide specific instructions on how to stay in contact with the disgraced Congressman, the New York Post reported Thursday. "Thanks for reaching out," the message says. "Starting November 6th, I'll be away for a while but I would love to stay in touch. As quaint as it may sound, the best way to...
  • Pastor: Texas church that was attacked will be demolished

    11/09/2017 4:15:31 PM PST · by bgill · 40 replies
    austin cbs ^ | Nov. 9, 2017 | JIM VERTUNO
    The Texas church where more than two dozen people were killed by a gunman during Sunday services will be demolished, the pastor said. Pastor Frank Pomeroy told leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention earlier this week that it would be too painful to continue using First Baptist Church as a place of worship. A national Southern Baptist spokesman said Pomeroy discussed the plan with the denomination's top executives, who traveled to the rural community in a show of support.
  • Federal judge rules FBI exhausted search for Hillary Clinton’s emails

    11/09/2017 3:14:48 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 9, 2017 | Alex Swoyer
    A federal judge tossed a lawsuit Thursday that would have pushed the State Department and FBI to do more to try to track down Hillary Clinton’s emails, ruling the government has done all it reasonably could to locate the former secretary of state’s messages. Two watchdog groups, Judicial Watch and Cause of Action, had sued in 2015 demanding the government recover all of Mrs. Clinton’s emails, saying she violated open-records laws by not preserving her messages. U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg, though, said the FBI did what it could, and did manage to recover thousands of messages Mrs. Clinton...
  • This Roy Moore story came from @SenateMajLdr. And I dare him to deny that.

    11/09/2017 2:25:18 PM PST · by mojito · 179 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11/9/2017 | Richard Barris
    Right before he beat Luther Strange, Team McConnell were telling donors they had someone on Moore dealing regarding sex and an underage woman. And a donor told me.