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  • Obama used executive powers to benefit close friends' private investment firms: Book

    03/20/2018 12:24:46 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 16 replies ^ | March 20, 2018 | Katelyn Caralle
    President Obama used his executive powers to attack industries to lower the value of certain companies, allowing his friends in the private sector to swoop in and buy them up at reduced prices, according to Peter Schweizer’s new book Secret Empires: How Our Politicians Hide Corruption and Enrich Their Families and Friends. The book, released Tuesday, said Obama and his administration would deem industries either destructive to the environment or exploitative for the financial and professional gain of his friends, including industries such as coal mining, offshore drilling, cash advance companies, and for-profit colleges.
  • Andrew McCabe was just offered a job by a congressman so he can get his full retirement...

    03/17/2018 7:43:02 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 72 replies
    msn/washington compost ^ | 3/17/18 | A Phillips
    That's one way of protesting Andrew McCabe's firing as deputy FBI director, roughly a day before he was set to retire: At least one Democratic congressman has offered McCabe a temporary job so he can get full retirement benefits — and McCabe appears to be considering. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) announced Saturday afternoon that he has offered McCabe a job to work on election security in his office, “so that he can reach the needed length of service” to retire. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) announced Saturday afternoon that he has offered McCabe a job to work on election security in...
  • Tim Cook: 'Maybe we should have been clearer' over iPhone throttling

    01/18/2018 10:20:59 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 27 replies
    ZDNet ^ | January 18, 2018 | By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes
    In a recent interview, Apple CEO Tim Cook acknowledges the company should have been clearer with iPhone owners. The iPhone throttling issue that Apple brought upon itself last year shows no signs of going away any time soon, but Apple CEO Tim Cook finally acknowledges that the company should have been clearer with iPhone owners. For those of you who aren't following the story closely, it all started back in July of last year, when Apple released iOS 10.2.1 following reports that iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, and iPhone SE handsets were shutting down randomly due to cold weather, low battery...
  • Daphne Campbell calls on Rick Scott to denounce Donald Trump ‘racist remarks’

    01/12/2018 10:09:56 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    ....Florida state Sen. Daphne Campbell, a Haitian-born Democrat who lives in Miami-Dade County, quickly jumped on news reports of what the president said, calling on Gov. Rick Scott to denounce his pal Trump’s “racist comments.” “The President’s ongoing war against immigrants appears to be solely directed toward those immigrants of color,” Campbell said in a press release. “I am appalled and disgusted that the man who stands as the symbol of a nation once offering refuge and sanctuary to all immigrants is doing his best to say: ‘non-whites need not apply.’ Governor Scott needs to denounce these remarks immediately on...
  • Tearful Corrine Brown asks court for mercy, compassion (ex FL Dem congresscritter)

    11/17/2017 10:50:05 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 46 replies
    N4JAX ^ | 16 NOV 17 | By Lynnsey Gardner - Investigative reporter , Jim Piggott - Reporter , Ashley Harding - Reporter , J
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A tearful Corrine Brown made her plea to the court Thursday afternoon, asking the judge to consider all she has done in her life and to show “mercy and compassion.” Brown, 71, was convicted in May of 18 counts of conspiracy, fraud and filing false tax returns. She said those charges run contrary to everything she's ever done in her life, and that she considers her decades of public service an honor and a privilege. Corrine Brown Headlines Corrine Brown with her attorney, James-Smith Corrine Brown's attorney: People 'deserve second chances' After tears, tough questions, Corrine Brown...
  • Terry McAuliffe for President 2020?

    11/12/2017 11:47:17 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 35 replies
    Terry McAuliffe for President 2020? Posted by    Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 1:00pm | 11/12/2017 - 1:00pm Tuesday’s Virginia election reignites talk of McAuliffe 2020 Presidential Bid: “Let’s Talk After I Get Out of Here” There has long been a lot of buzz about Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe (D) running for president in 2020.  In the wake of Tuesday’s strong showing for Democrats in Virginia, McAuliffe’s potential for a presidential bid in 2020 has improved.In an interview with MSNBC’s Al Sharpton in which Sharpton asked about his 2020 plans, McAuliffe said “let’s talk after I get out of here.”The Washington...
  • 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...
  • Ginsburg: Sexism was a 'major factor' in Clinton's election loss

    09/27/2017 7:54:23 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies
    Ginsburg: Sexism was a 'major factor' in Clinton's election loss By Jacqueline Thomsen - 09/27/17 02:36 PM EDT Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said that she has “no doubt” that sexism played a "major" part in the surprise results of the 2016 presidential election. CBS’s Charlie Rose asked Ginsburg at an event Tuesday night if she thought sexism contributed to Hillary Clinton’s loss to President Trump in 2016. “I have no doubt that it did,” she replied. Ginsburg said that while there were many elements that led to Clinton’s loss, sexism “was a major, major factor.” The justice, who...
  • What to do with a broken Illinois: Dissolve the Land of Lincoln

    06/22/2017 7:40:38 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 63 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 20 JUN 17 | By John Kass•Contact Reporter
    llinois is like Venezuela now, a fiscally broken state that has lost its will to live, although for the moment, we still have enough toilet paper. But before we run out of the essentials, let's finally admit that after decade upon decade of taxing and spending and borrowing, Illinois has finally run out of other people's money. Those "other people" include taxpayers who've abandoned the state. And now Illinois faces doomsday. So as the politicians meet in Springfield this week for another round of posturing and gesturing and blaming, we need a plan. And here it is:
  • Terry McAuliffe: ‘We Lose 93 Million Americans a Day to Gun Violence’

    06/14/2017 2:02:26 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 83 replies ^ | 14 Jun 2017 | AWR Hawkins
    While speaking to reporters about the shooting in Alexandria, Virginia, Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) said now is not the time to talk gun control but we must admit “we lose 93 million Americans a day to gun violence.” McAuliffe said, “This is not what today is about, but there are too many guns on the street.” Speaking to reporters, he said, “We lose 93 million Americans a day to gun violence. I’ve long talked about this. Background checks, shutting down gun show loopholes. That’s not for today’s discussion, but it’s not just about politicians. We worry about this every day...
  • McAuliffe Calls For Gun Control After Republican Shooting: "We Lose 93 Million People A Day"

    06/14/2017 8:04:58 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 93 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | June 14, 2017 | RealClearPolitics
    At a news conference on the shooting at a Republican baseball practice in Alexandria, Governor of Virginia Terry McAuliffe (D) called for gun control. McAuliffe called for more background checks and ending "gunshow loopholes." McAuliffe said 93 million people are a victim of gun violence a day. "This is not what today is about but there are too many guns on the street," the governor said Wednesday morning. "We lose 93 million Americans a day to gun violence."
  • Bangladesh prime minister says Clinton personally pressured her...

    05/11/2017 6:52:01 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies ^ | 5/11/17 | Sara Carter
    While secretary of state, Hillary Clinton made a personal call to pressure Bangladesh’s prime minister to aid a donor to her husband’s charitable foundation despite federal ethics laws that require government officials to recuse themselves from matters that could impact their spouse’s business....
  • Muddy Maxine Waters: What a riot

    04/27/2017 1:01:07 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 6 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | April 26,2017 | Michelle Malkin
    Her daughter, Karen, has scooped up nearly $650,000 in payments from Mama Waters’ slate mailer operation for her federal campaign committee since 2006, the Washington Free Beacon reported this week. And Mama Waters owes her well-heeled daughter an additional $108,000. Waters also mau-maued the House Veterans Committee into hiring two black staffers. And she walked away with a slap on the wrist from the toothless House Ethics Committee in 2012 after being charged with multiple ethics violations related to her meddling in minority-owned OneUnited Bank. Reminder for all the new fangirls and fanboys suffering from Maxi-mnesia: Her husband, Sidney, was...
  • Major Newspaper Confirms Hillary Was BOUGHT by Russians. EVERYTHING IS A LIE.

    03/07/2017 4:34:26 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 16 replies
    Tea Party ^ | 3/6/2017 | Staff
    <p>Why did Hillary’s State Department urge U.S. investors to fund Russian research for military uses?</p> <p>Hillary Clinton touts her tenure as secretary of state as a time of hardheaded realism and “commercial diplomacy” that advanced American national and commercial interests. But her handling of a major technology transfer initiative at the heart of Washington’s effort to “reset” relations with Russia raises serious questions about her record. Far from enhancing American national interests, Mrs. Clinton’s efforts in this area may have substantially undermined U.S. national security.</p>
  • The Crook Versus the Monster

    10/21/2016 11:11:00 AM PDT · by Reeses · 20 replies
    Scott Adams Blog ^ | October 21, 2016 | Scott Adams
    Thanks to timely assists from Wikileaks, Trump has successfully framed Hillary Clinton as a crooked politician. Meanwhile, Clinton has successfully framed Trump as a dangerous monster. If the mainstream polls are accurate, voters prefer the crook to the monster. That makes sense because a crook might steal your wallet but the monster could kill you. As of today, Clinton has the superior persuasion strategy. Crook beats monster. Reality isn’t a factor in this election, as per usual. If the truth mattered, voters might care that the Democratic primaries were rigged against Sanders. They might care that the Clinton Foundation looks...
  • Exclusive: Hillary Clinton Campaign Systematically Overcharging Poorest Donors

    09/15/2016 5:02:33 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 57 replies
    Observer ^ | 9-15-16 | Liz Crokin
    Hillary Clinton’s campaign is stealing from her poorest supporters by purposefully and repeatedly overcharging them after they make what’s supposed to be a one-time small donation through her official campaign website, multiple sources tell the Observer. The overcharges are occurring so often that the fraud department at one of the nation’s biggest banks receives up to 100 phone calls a day from Clinton’s small donors asking for refunds for unauthorized charges to their bankcards made by Clinton’s campaign. One elderly Clinton donor, who has been a victim of this fraud scheme, has filed a complaint with her state’s attorney general...
  • VIDEO: Mystery handler hides Hillary exit from van

    09/08/2016 9:02:23 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 82 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | September 8, 2016 | Kyle Olson
    As Hillary Clinton pulled up on an airport tarmac to address the media, all eyes were on her black van — and the two Secret Service agents preparing to open its doors. Clinton’s mystery handler exited the passenger seat of the van and went around the front to the other side. Several moments later, Clinton appeared from the other side of the van around the rear, with her handler following closely behind.
  • Meet the man siphoning money from Donald Trump

    08/29/2016 8:34:37 AM PDT · by orchestra · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/29/2016 | Shane Goldmacher
    (Full title):Meet the man siphoning money from Donald Trump- A 25-year-old with no Trump ties raises $1 million by dangling 'dinner' with the GOP nominee. At a glance, the two websites look virtually indistinguishable. Both feature a photo of Donald Trump, in a suit and red tie, in front of a giant American flag. Both seemingly offer a chance for two to win dinner with Donald Trump. One is at; the other is at The first belongs to Trump’s campaign. The second is a scheme run by Ian Hawes, a 25-year-old Maryland man who has no affiliation with...
  • Woman stole $19,475 from Kenner church that paid her light bill, police say

    07/23/2016 3:03:20 PM PDT · by BBell · 22 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 7/20/16 | Michelle Hunter, | The Times-Picayune
    A woman who came to a Kenner church for help with a delinquent utility bill is now accused of stealing more than $19,000 from the church's coffers to pay for a car, her insurance, cable and other bills, according to authorities. Shareafa Watkins, 27, of 3100 Phoenix St., Kenner, was arrested and booked Friday with identity theft valued over $1,000, illegal transfer of monetary funds and being a fugitive from another jurisdiction, according to Lt. Brian McGregor, spokesman for the Kenner Police Department.-snip-Detectives eventually determined that Watkins began illegally tapping the church's bank account in early 2015 after she received...
  • What is the FBI Hiding About Hillary Clinton?

    07/16/2016 12:41:25 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 88 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 7/15/2016 | Michael Ware
    One would think that if everything were on the up and up, one would not have to tell everyone to keep their mouths shut. If there was nothing to tell, why gag those who know? This is the question all Americans should be asking in the wake of recent discoveries. Fox reports: The FBI has confirmed to a senior Republican senator that agents were sworn to secrecy — and subject to lie detector tests — in the Hillary Clinton email probe, an extensive measure one former agent said could have a “chilling effect.” A July 1 letter sent by a...