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  • Judge Finds ‘unlawful’ Ballot Destruction in 2016 Wasserman Schultz Race

    05/15/2018 9:19:33 PM PDT · by BBell · 35 replies
    http://shark-tank.com/ ^ | 5/14/18 | Daniel Molina
    2016 was a tough year for Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz as she was plagued with controversy, and now a judge has ruled that the elections supervisor, Brenda Snipes, in Broward county broke federal and state law by unlawfully destroying ballots that were cast in the primary race that Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz won. The case was brought by Wasserman Schutlz’s opponent who wanted to investigate voting irregularities. As a result, Governor Rick Scott has announced that he’ll be reviewing the Judge’s order and that her office will be monitored. In a written statement, Scott’s office explained that “During the upcoming election,...
  • Mueller Interviewed NSA Mike Rogers Immediately Prior To Rosenstein Renewing Third FISA Extension…

    05/08/2018 3:05:43 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 50 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 5/7/18 | sundance
    Throughout 2015, and until April 28th, 2016, there were unknown “outside government” contractors with access to the FBI/NSA database. Those outside government agents were conducting unlawful searches of the FISA database. The 99-page FISA Court opinion by presiding justice Rosemary Collyer proves this with absolute certainty. CTH has long suspected those outside agents were doing political opposition research; and were allowed to do so as part of the political misuse of the intelligence apparatus. Pg 83. “FBI gave raw Section 702–acquired information to a private entity that was not a federal agency and whose personnel were not sufficiently supervised by...
  • Dem to resign after ethics report linked to charges against husband ( Massachusetts )

    05/04/2018 5:58:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/4/2018
    State Sen. Stanley Rosenberg, for decades one of the most powerful Democrats in Massachusetts, announced Thursday that he will resign Friday after 31 years as a lawmaker because of a scandal involving his estranged husband. His decision follows Wednesday’s release of an ethics report that states Rosenberg “failed to protect the Senate” from his estranged husband, who faces charges of racially and sexually harassing Senate employees. Rosenberg, 68, of Amherst, a former president of the Massachusetts Senate, was the first openly gay lawmaker to lead a legislative chamber in the Bay State, Boston’s Fox 25 reported. He stepped down as...
  • Full video: Port Authority commissioner confronts police during N.J. traffic stop

    04/25/2018 12:43:29 AM PDT · by dennisw · 46 replies
    youtube ^ | 4 24 18 | The
    NJ.com Published on Apr 24, 2018 Caren Z. Turner, a Democratic lobbyist from Tenafly, has resigned as a commissioner from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, after an investigation was opened into what agency officials would only describe as "profoundly disturbing conduct." Turner's resignation allegedly involved her intervention in a recent traffic stop in connection with her daughter. Turner apparently flashed her Port Authority badge in an effort to intercede with police officers on the scene. Find the story on http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2018...
  • Exclusive: Former Congressman Who Nominated Communist Extremist To West Point Aggressively Disavows

    09/27/2017 9:57:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 68 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Sept 27, 2017 | Jonah Bennett
    The former Democratic congressman who nominated communist 2nd Lt. Spenser Rapone to West Point is now disavowing Rapone’s recent comments, which range from attacks on Secretary of Defense James Mattis to calls for political violence. Former Democratic Rep. Jason Altmire of Pennsylvania told The Daily Caller News Foundation that Rapone’s long history of extremist tweets, which include calling Mattis an “evil, vile f****,” is shocking, disappointing and abhorrent. “Several years ago, I met Spenser Rapone when he was a high school student seeking an appointment to West Point,” Altmire said. “At the time, he was an outstanding, well-rounded student who...
  • New Jersey mayor resigns after admitting corruption charge

    09/25/2017 1:00:49 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 25, 2017
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The mayor of Paterson, New Jersey, resigned on Monday, a city official said, after the mayor pleaded guilty last week to a state criminal conspiracy charge that he ordered city employees to perform work at a warehouse leased by his family members. Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres, 58, pleaded guilty on Friday in state superior court to second degree conspiracy as part of an agreement in which prosecutors will recommend a five-year prison sentence, state Attorney General Christopher Porrino said. The plea agreement also required that Torres relinquish his office, never again hold a government job in...
  • Zinke: One-third of Interior employees not loyal to Trump

    09/25/2017 8:03:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 25, 2017, 8:22 PM ET | Matthew Daly
    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Monday that nearly one-third of employees at his department are not loyal to him and President Donald Trump, adding that he is working to change the department’s regulatory culture to be more business friendly. Zinke, a former Navy SEAL, said he knew when he took over the 70,000-employee department in March that, “I got 30 percent of the crew that’s not loyal to the flag.” In a speech to an oil industry group, Zinke compared Interior to a pirate ship that captures “a prized ship at sea and only the captain and the first mate...
  • Maher: I Don’t Care if Bob Menendez Is ‘A Menendez Brother’ – ‘He Needs to Stay in the Senate’

    09/16/2017 3:06:27 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 27 replies
    On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher stated that Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) should stay in the Senate, even if he’s a Menendez brother. Maher said, “[I]n normal times, I would say, well, maybe the Democrats should vote — he’s a Democrat, to vote against Bob Menendez and say, ‘You should get out of the Senate. Except, in the post-Merrick Garland world, where the Republican view is you know what, whatever you can get away with, I don’t care if he’s a Menendez brother. He needs to stay in the Senate. Because if he leaves before Chris Christie...
  • NYT Writes 1300 Words About Dem Senator’s Corruption Trial Without Mentioning He’s A Democrat

    09/05/2017 6:54:54 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/04/2017 | Peter Hasson
    The New York Times published an almost 1300-word news story in Tuesday’s paper about Democratic New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez’s corruption trial, without ever mentioning Menendez’s party affiliation. Both in print and on social media, the NYT failed to inform its readers that Sen. Menendez is a Democrat. “For the first time in 36 years, a sitting United States Senator is facing a federal bribery trial,” read a NYT tweet promoting the story, which was titled: “Menendez Trial Set to Begin With Tensions High and Washington Watching.” The NYT wasn’t without opportunities to inform its readers which party Menendez belonged...
  • Court Stunned As Key Florida Democratic Election Official Admits Truth On Voting

    09/01/2017 7:13:45 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 48 replies
    During the 2016 presidential election, one of the most controversial claims made by then-candidate Donald Trump was that Democrats were allowing illegal aliens to vote, being a remark that got brutally criticized by the mainstream media, which accused him of spreading false claims. However, almost a year after he became president, this controversial comment proved to be true, after a key election official in Florida admitted that actually happened. Her name is Brenda Snipes, an Elections Supervisor who revealed that both noncitizens and felons have voted illegally in Broward County. She made this comment in order to defend her office...
  • BREAKING: Houston Mayor Has Vanished!

    08/28/2017 4:19:09 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 108 replies
    RedStateWatcher ^ | August 27, 2017
    Despite repeated attempts, Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott has reported that he has been unable to reach Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner. Abbott has called Turner's cell phone "several times" to offer aid and whatever he may need in this time of crisis.
  • DNC leader says GOP is 'the party of racism'

    08/12/2017 2:52:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | August 12, 2017 | Chris Moody
    A top Democratic National Committee leader called the Republican Party "the party of racism" at a conference for liberal activists Friday, pointing to President Donald Trump's positions on immigrants and refugees. "You hear Republicans say, 'We're the party of Lincoln.' He wouldn't recognize these people," said Rep. Keith Ellison, a congressman from Minnesota and Democratic National Committee deputy chairman. "The fact is that the Republican Party today is the party of racism. Now I'm not saying every Republican is a racist, but I'm saying their party does hold that up. ... It is the Republican Party in 2017 that says,...
  • Obama to re-emerge in 'delicate dance' with Dems

    08/11/2017 3:35:15 AM PDT · by John W · 37 replies
    thehill.com ^ | August 11, 2017 | Amie Parnes
    Former President Obama will re-emerge on the national scene this fall, though Democrats expect him to do so with caution. One aide describes the beginning of a "delicate dance" that aims to put Obama in the Democratic fray, but prevent him from remaining the face of the party. Aides will huddle with Obama in the coming weeks to plot out what shape the former president's fall schedule will take. Advisers close to him say that while he will play an active role in helping his party rebuild, much of his work will be behind the scenes.
  • New Orleans flood, pumps debacle: Recap of new information released Thursday

    08/10/2017 10:42:46 AM PDT · by abb · 41 replies
    The (Baton Rouge, LA) Advocate ^ | Thursday, August 10, 2017 | Staff
    The fallout from last weekend's New Orleans flash flood continued Thursday. A state of emergency has been declared for Orleans Parish as drainage complications persist with the possibility of heavy rain Thursday and Friday. Here's a rundown of the new information unveiled so far Thursday... Fire damages turbine that powers pumps Much of New Orleans is at high risk of flooding Thursday and Friday because a fire overnight damaged the power source that runs most of the city’s pumps, Mayor Mitch Landrieu said early Thursday. The fire damaged one of five ancient turbines that power the Sewerage & Water Board’s...
  • Private eye: Cops bailed from meeting on Seth Rich, Russia probes

    07/31/2017 3:13:39 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 35 replies
    WND ^ | Jul 27, 2017 | Alicia Powe
    Detectives leading the Seth Rich murder investigation agreed to meet with Capitol Hill investigators to discuss evidence surrounding the alleged hacking of Democratic National Committee emails during the 2016 presidential election, a private eye claims. But the Metropolitan Police Department canceled its meeting with House investigators on the Hill just hours before it was scheduled to take place, according to former Washington, D.C., homicide detective Rod Wheeler. “I’ve been following the arrest of Awan – this is a guy whose name came up a couple of times in my investigation as someone that I should look at,” he said in...
  • Trump Throws Out Bombshell Accusation That Comey Tried to Hold Dirt Over His Head

    07/20/2017 9:39:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    Law Newz ^ | July 19, 2017 | Rachel Stockman
    In a wide ranging interview with The New York Times, Trump threw his Attorney General Jeffrey Sessions under the bus for deciding to recuse himself from the Russia probe. A decision Trump called “very unfair” to the president. But, maybe even more shocking, he claims that FBI Director James Comey tried to hold the salacious dossier over his head, in order to gain “leverage” over him. It had previously been reported that when administration officials briefed the president at Trump Tower in January, Comey pulled him aside and told him about the details of the now infamous dossier which included...
  • BREAKING: Feds explain sweet deal for billionaire sex offender Epstein

    06/22/2017 5:54:22 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 59 replies
    BREAKING: Feds explain sweet deal for billionaire sex offender Epstein Jane Musgrave Palm Beach Post Staff Writer 6:46 p.m Thursday, June 22, 2017 Palm Beach County Crime WEST PALM BEACH Federal prosecutors went on the offensive this month, denying allegations that they bowed to pressure from billionaire Palm Beach resident Jeffrey Epstein and his high-priced lawyers at the expense of dozens of teenage girls he sexually abused. In their first public comment since 2007 — when they negotiated a deal that allowed Epstein to escape federal charges — prosecutors filed hundreds of pages of documents in U.S. District Court, explaining...
  • Rep. Ellison Statement on Former FBI Director Comey’s Senate Testimony

    06/10/2017 12:19:31 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 36 replies
    Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) ^ | Jun 8, 2017 | Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN)
    Press Release Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) released the following statement after former FBI Director James Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee: “Former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony today revealed several things: First, that President Trump demanded Comey’s loyalty and tried to get him to beg for his job. Second, that President Trump asked Comey to end the investigation into Michael Flynn in order to cover up his campaign’s collusion with Russia. And third, that the President, his campaign, and the Administration repeatedly lied to the American people.    “This is obstruction of justice.    “Republicans must now stop tying...
  • California may end ban on communists in government jobs

    05/08/2017 6:51:55 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 58 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 8, 2017 | Sophia Bollag
    Being a communist would no longer be a fireable offense for California government employees under a bill passed Monday by the state Assembly. Lawmakers narrowly approved the bill to repeal part of a law enacted during the Red Scare of the 1940s and '50s when fear that communists were trying to infiltrate and overthrow the U.S. government was rampant. The bill now goes to the Senate. It would eliminate part of the law that allows public employees to be fired for being a member of the Communist Party.
  • Felony charges for 2 who secretly filmed Planned Parenthood

    03/28/2017 8:58:08 PM PDT · by blueyon · 81 replies
    AP ^ | 3/28/17 | ANDREW DALTON
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- California prosecutors on Tuesday charged two anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos of themselves trying to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood with 15 felonies, saying they invaded the privacy of medical providers by filming without consent. The charges against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt of the Center for Medical Progress come eight months after similar charges were dropped in Texas. State Attorney General Xavier Becerra, a longtime Congressional Democrat who took over the investigation in January, said in a statement that the state "will not tolerate the criminal recording of conversations."