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  • Colorado man charged in slaying of Army captain from Santa Fe

    10/15/2018 12:36:54 AM PDT · by robowombat · 3 replies
    Sanra Fe, New Mexican ^ | Oct 13, 2018 | Cynthia Miller
    Police have charged a Colorado Springs, Colo., man in the September slaying of a 28-year-old U.S. Army captain from Santa Fe who was found fatally shot near an intersection east of the city’s downtown area. Gilberto Chavez Jr., 27, who was already jailed on unrelated charges, faces a count of first-degree murder in Army Capt. Daniel Chamberlain Lehman’s slaying, the Colorado Springs Police Department announced Friday in a Facebook post. Chavez is being held without bond in the El Paso County, Colo., jail. Police found Lehman’s body at the end of a trail of blood around 7 a.m. Sept. 15....
  • In Afghanistan, he was a military policeman — but now, he's a convicted pimp

    10/15/2018 12:19:10 AM PDT · by robowombat · 2 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | October 12, 2018 | MICHAEL GORDON
    In Afghanistan, he was a military policeman — but now, he's a convicted pimp Xaver Boston, an Army Reservist, is charged with crimes carrying a sentence of 15 years to life, mandatory restitution and a $250,000 fine. By MICHAEL GORDON CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Tribune News Service) — Military policeman in Afghanistan. Pimp in Charlotte. Those two sides of Xaver Boston crashed head-on this week in an uptown federal courtroom. There, the 29-year-old former Army Reservist was convicted of running a five-year, sex-trafficking ring that preyed on young, drug-addicted women. Three of those women testified against Boston during his three-day trial. After...
  • Yazidi man accused of Germany honor killing arrested in Iraq

    10/15/2018 12:08:52 AM PDT · by robowombat
    AP ^ | October 14, 2018
    <p>DOHUK, Iraq — Kurdish Iraqi police forces say they have arrested a Yazidi man accused of killing his cousin in Germany after she refused to marry him.</p> <p>Lt. Col. Hayman Suliman says police arrested 24-year-old Sefin Nouman Biso on Friday in the Kurdish Dohuk province in northern Iraq.</p>
  • Assassination Attempt Against President Trump Foiled By Secret Service

    10/14/2018 10:44:49 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 9 replies
    FBNewsCycle ^ | October 14, 2018
    Assassination Attempt Against President Trump Foiled By Secret Service, MSM Ignores The News, Continues Giving Air Time To Dems Who Condone Political Violence It's a well kept secret that presidents are constantly under threat of assassination. Usually, when the plots are foiled by the president’s protective detail we never hear about it. We do know about at least two assassination plots that were foiled before the president was in immediate danger. According [VIDEO-https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=JFCJzhRnyTM] to Special Agent Audrey Gibson of the Protective Intelligence and Assessment Division of the Secret Service (aka The Bubble") they had credible information that an attempt on...
  • German Press Reveals Saudi Spook Saga Behind Khashoggi Disappearance

    10/14/2018 6:41:31 PM PDT · by bitt · 24 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 10/14/2018 | David P. Goldman
    Germany's leading right-of-center daily Die Welt this morning reveals that Jamal Khashoggi was not a journalist, but a high-level operative for the Saudi intelligence service, an intimate of Osama bin Laden, and the nephew of the shadiest of all Arab arms dealers, the infamous Adnan Khashoggi. John Bradley reported last week in the Spectator that Khashoggi, who allegedly met a grisly end in a Saudi consulate in Istanbul, was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamist organization that among other things wants to replace the Saudi monarchy with a modern Islamist totalitarian state. So much for the whining in...
  • Is Trump on a Collision Course With Impeachment?

    10/14/2018 6:07:01 PM PDT · by bitt · 70 replies
    nyt ^ | 10/14/2018 | Peter Baker
    Democrats are largely ducking the topic on the campaign trail, but few people in Washington doubt that it will be on the table if they win the House. COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — President Trump was energized. Fresh from the fight to confirm Brett Kavanaugh, he was firing up thousands of supporters at a rally by complaining about how Democrats had treated his nominee and how they may yet try to remove Justice Kavanaugh from the bench. “They’re saying, ‘We’ll impeach him!’” Mr. Trump practically bellowed into the microphone here last week, his voice brimming with incredulity and righteous outrage. “Impeach...
  • 'Socialism Is Here' — Vermont GOP Candidate Says She Received Ominous Death And Rape Threat

    10/14/2018 4:59:12 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 41 replies
    daily caller ^ | 3:32 PM 10/14/2018 | US Scott Morefield | Reporter | Scott Morefield
    Deserae Morin, a Republican running for a seat in the Vermont House of Representatives, allegedly received an ominous death and rape threat letter from someone claiming to be a socialist. "I've received my first official death threat, also rape threat," Morin wrote via Facebook on Saturday along with a picture of an envelope and its contents. "And a threat to all Vermont Republicans. My entire platform consists of protecting individual liberty, ensuring small government, reducing taxes, increasing personal choices and a deep commitment to the Constitution… Apparently these are things that make the Socialists want to kill me… How telling."...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Picks And Chooses Which Parts of Her Life to Highlight – But Here's What...

    10/14/2018 4:36:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 14, 2018 | Beth Baumann
    Full title: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Picks And Chooses Which Parts of Her Life to Highlight – But Here's What She Left Out Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic Congressional candidate from New York, hit the scene a few months ago and quickly became the face of the future of the Democratic Party. Her socialist positions made her popular with Bernie Sanders and other of the like. After all, she is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America. On Saturday, Ocasio-Cortez celebrated her birthday in an odd way: by bragging about her "accomplishments" and the life she's built over the last seven years....
  • Kneeling NFL players earn $16M combined THIS season

    10/14/2018 3:45:02 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 18 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 10-14-18 | Thomas Barrabi
    A trio of NFL players have knelt during the national anthem this season, resuming protests against social injustice that have vexed President Trump for the last two years and left Commissioner Roger Goodell and other league officials scrambling for a solution. Miami Dolphins wide receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson have knelt during the national anthem every game this season. Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid, who joined Colin Kaepernick during the original kneeling protests in 2016, resumed kneeling before his season debut in Week 5 last Sunday. The three players are slated to earn a combined $16.5 million in 2018,...
  • NBC Issues Correction Two Days After Falsely Claiming Trump Called Gen. Robert E. Lee ‘Incredible’

    10/14/2018 3:41:20 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 52 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 14 Oct 2018 | Caleb Howe
    NBC Issues Correction Two Days After Falsely Claiming Trump Called Gen. Robert E. Lee ‘Incredible’ On Friday, NBC News reported, and tweeted, that President Donald Trump praised Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee as “incredible”. But on Sunday, NBC had to correct that tweet since, as it turns out, Trump was actually praising Union General (and future U.S. President) Ulysses S. Grant in the clip. “An earlier tweet misidentified the general President Trump described as ‘incredible’ at a rally in Ohio,” they tweeted. “It was Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, not Gen. Robert E. Lee.” That’s a pretty big difference. That was...
  • FBI Has Evidence That ‘Directly Refutes’ Premise Of Trump-Russia Probe, GOP Rep Says

    10/14/2018 3:37:29 PM PDT · by blueyon · 38 replies
    TheDailyCaller ^ | 10/14/18 | Chuck Ross
    A top Republican lawmaker said Sunday that the FBI failed to provide a federal surveillance court with evidence that “directly” contracted the bureau’s rationale for opening the Trump-Russia investgation Rep. John Ratcliffe told Fox News that the evidence related to former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos The FBI opened its investigation in July 2016 based on intelligence from the Australian government about Papadopoulos Republican lawmakers have hinted for months that the FBI failed to provide federal judges on the surveillance court with information that undercut the government’s premise for opening the Trump-Russia probe in 2016. Republicans have suggested in interviews...
  • Bear spray, bloody brawls at Patriot Prayer 'law and order' march in Portland

    10/14/2018 8:42:28 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 37 replies
    The Oregonian/OregonLive ^ | Updated 10:32 AM; Posted Oct 13, 7:49 PM | Shane Dixon Kavanaugh
    Warning: This post contains graphic content A demonstration billed as a march for "law and order" in the streets of Portland descended into chaos as rival political factions broke into bloody brawls downtown Saturday night. Members of the right-wing group Patriot Prayer and their black-clad adversaries, known as antifa, used bear spray, bare fists and batons to thrash each other outside Kelly's Olympian, a popular bar on Southwest Washington Street. The melee, which lasted more than a minute, ended when riot cops rushed in and fired pepper balls at the street fighters. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSQrM3R-0HA The Portland Police Bureau reported seeing protest...
  • MSNBC's Velshi Can't Comprehend Why Murder of Saudi Journalist Would Bother Trump

    10/14/2018 12:34:53 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 41 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Since President Trump criticizes US journalists for propagating fake news, it's incomprehensible that he would care if a foreign country murdered a journalist. That's the kind of twisted, bizarre logic that Ali Velshi employed while guest hosting Joy Reid's MSNBC show this morning. Velshi put it to Amy Kremer of Women Vote Trump PAC that it was difficult to square Trump's criticism of the media with the concern he expressed over the possible murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the hands of the Saudi government. Kremer patiently explained to Velshi that the two matters are entirely different: [snip] Velshi's...
  • Stacey Abrams accuses GOP foe of voter suppression as Georgia breaks voter-registration record

    10/14/2018 12:28:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 14, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    Stacey Abrams, the Democratic candidate for Georgia governor, continued Sunday to accuse her Republican opponent of voter suppression even though the state recently broke its voter-registration record on his watch. Ms. Abrams alleged that Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp has stalled 53,000 voter-registration forms as part of a “pattern of behavior” aimed at gaming the election in the GOP’s favor. “It’s part of a pattern of behavior where he tries to tilt the playing field in his favor or in the favor of his party,” the Georgia House Minority Leader told NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “This should not require...
  • Trump Calls Mattis 'Sort of a Democrat' and Says He 'May Leave'

    10/14/2018 11:12:17 AM PDT · by yoe · 40 replies
    General News ^ | October 14, 2018 | Phil Stewart
    U.S. President Donald Trump said he is unsure whether Defense Secretary James Mattis is planning to step down from his post, but told CBS’ “60 Minutes” in a pre-taped interview that the retired general might and that he regards Mattis as “sort of a Democrat.”
  • New details emerge on anti-Trump dossier as House GOP seeks Fusion GPS boss testimony

    10/14/2018 10:57:17 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/13/2018 | Catherine Herridge, Cyd Upson
    House Republicans still want Glenn Simpson, the co-founder of the firm behind the anti-Trump dossier, to comply with their subpoena to appear on Capitol Hill despite his plans to invoke Fifth Amendment protections, a GOP House Judiciary Committee aide told Fox News on Friday. The tension with the Fusion GPS co-founder comes as new details emerge about just how widely distributed the unverified and politically funded dossier was back in 2016. A Fox News review of congressional testimony, British court records, emails and other documents indicate that at least five sources worked through other government agencies or fed the dossier...
  • CHAOS IN PORTLAND

    10/14/2018 10:40:11 AM PDT · by Jack Black · 55 replies
    Drudge linking to Oregon Live (The Oregonian) ^ | 10/13/2018 (updated 10:30 AM today) | Shane Dixon Kavanaugh
    Bear spray, bloody brawls at Patriot Prayer 'law and order' march in PortlandA demonstration billed as a march for "law and order" in the streets of Portland descended into chaos as rival political factions broke into bloody brawls downtown Saturday night. Members of the right-wing group Patriot Prayer and their black-clad adversaries, known as antifa, used bear spray, bare fists and batons to thrash each other outside Kelly's Olympian, a popular bar on Southwest Washington Street. The melee, which lasted more than a minute, ended when riot cops rushed in and fired pepper balls at the street fighters. The Portland...
  • New Venezuela fuel payment system gets off to slow start

    10/14/2018 10:34:51 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/24/18 | Shaylim Castro
    **SNIP** The new system entails Venezuelans applying for and using a state-backed digital identification document to pay for fuel, with the government providing gas stations with wireless devices that will read the card. Leftist Maduro has said the system will limit the cross-border trading of gas, which is so heavily subsidized that drivers often do not even bother paying for it. Last week, he said the new payment system would roll out on Monday. **SNIP** “To me this system is garbage,” said Mercedes Fernandez, 41, a systems engineer. “We don’t even know how much it’s going to cost, or how...
  • Gavin Newsom’s bullet train to nowhere(Fools rush in?)

    10/14/2018 10:22:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 10/13/2018 | John Sexton
    “It’s not a train to nowhere,” Newsom said. “It’s insulting to suggest the Central Valley is nowhere. This is an economic development project, connecting the fastest growing and most dynamic economic regions in the country. That project is achievable and realistic. “The second phase [boring through the Tehachapi Mountains to Los Angeles] is an open-ended question.”
  • President Trump is The Strongest and Most Determined Political Force in Our Lifetime…

    10/14/2018 10:18:30 AM PDT · by Bratch · 13 replies
    The Last Refuge/Conservative Treehouse ^ | October 13, 2018 | sundance
    President Trump is The Strongest and Most Determined Political Force in Our Lifetime… Posted on October 13, 2018 by sundance “I am your voice!”… They’ve gone too far.  “Donald Trump’s supporters are angry“, or “uneducated”, or “unenlightened”, or (fill_In_The_Blank). This hate-filled sentiment is clear within the latest vile,… nay,… evil and horrific smears directed toward Kanye West and anyone who dare defy the Marxist ideology of the political left. Now the media narrative controllers are fully engaged along with their political brethren. Do not look away. The vulgar lies and filth are extreme as ideological entities utilize their microphones in a brutal attempt to advance...