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  • Double standard? FBI agent who leaked under Comey, McCabe going to prison

    04/20/2018 1:29:30 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 20, 2018
    Former FBI agent Terry Albury is likely to receive between three and five years in prison when he’s sentenced for giving classified information to reporters, raising questions of a double standard benefiting the men who led the bureau at the time of his leaks. Albury’s illegal activities, which his attorneys call “an act of conscience,” began in February 2016, when the bureau was led by Director James Comey, and continued until August 2017, when FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s three-month stint as acting director ended. Albury, allegedly motivated by discrimination as the only African-American agent in Minneapolis, is believed to...
  • 20 Examples of Liberals vs. Also Liberals

    04/14/2018 6:23:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 14, 2018 | John Hawkins
    1) Liberals: Conservatives are so paranoid! No one wants to take your guns.Also liberals: Repeal the 2nd Amendment! No one needs AR-15s! Gun owners are murderers and terrorists!2) Liberals: College kids need to be protected from hurtful words with safe spaces because they’re so fragile and the poor dears need to be able to stay on their parents’ insurance until 26!Also liberals: 16 year-olds should be able to vote! 3) Liberals: You can’t criticize Islam! We must be respectful to all religions!Also liberals: Of course, there’s nothing wrong with using your tax dollars to build a life-size nativity scene made out of pig...
  • Alan Dershowitz: If FBI Raided Hillary's Attorney, ACLU Would be 'Jumping Up and Down'

    04/09/2018 7:16:24 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 99 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 9, 2018
    1:54 minute long YouTube video of a Sean Hannity interview of Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz. The noted lawyer is shocked and appalled by Mueller's brazen, unconstitutional violation of attorney-client confidentiality.
  • “DO NOT CONGRATULATE” Vladimir Putin—Unless You Happen to be Saint Barack

    03/21/2018 10:41:31 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/21/18 | Judi McLeod
    Protocol is allowed by the media for Saint Obama but not for the devil they make Donald Trump out to be Why is it that when the Washington Post is caught with its houndstooth pants down, the Mainstream and Social Media are always found looking pointedly the other way? The WaPo’s “LEAD” story going viral today makes it seem that Donald Trump was the first—and only—president to ever congratulate Vladimir Putin on an election victory when, in point of fact, former president Barack Obama did the same thing, only in a much more gushing way:
  • Scandal-hit Weinstein Co. files for bankruptcy protection

    03/19/2018 11:35:42 PM PDT · by Enchante · 17 replies
    AP ^ | March 20, 2017 | Alexandra Olson
    NEW YORK (AP) — The Weinstein Co. filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday with a buyout offer in hand from a private equity firm, the latest twist in its efforts to survive the sexual misconduct scandal that brought down co-founder Harvey Weinstein, shook Hollywood and triggered a movement that spread out to convulse other industries. The company also announced it was releasing any victims of or witnesses to Weinstein’s alleged misconduct from non-disclosure agreements preventing them from speaking out.
  • Gay teen councilman dismisses leaked nude pics as smear attempt

    03/14/2018 12:10:11 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 48 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 14, 2018 | 3:04pm | Jackie Salo
    A 19-year-old Texas councilman whose nude photos from a dating app were exposed is defending the snaps as “freedom of expression,” according to reports. Cross Coburn, who identifies as gay, said he believes homophobia is behind the X-rated photo leak, which came to light Monday when an envelope with the pics was anonymously delivered to Groves City Hall, where he is the youngest sitting councilman, news station KDFM reported. “I felt like I was being harassed; discriminated against because I’m a young gay man on City Council,” Coburn told the news station. He claimed that the screenshots of raunchy conversations...
  • Twitter refuses to comment on Louis Farrakhan's anti-Semitic tweets

    03/09/2018 2:41:34 PM PST · by Rome2000 · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/9/18 | Chris Ciaccia
    Twitter has refused to comment on anti-Semitic tweets from Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, including one where he writes "the Jews have control over those agencies [FBI] of government." When reached for a response by Fox News, a Twitter spokesman said the company does not comment on individual accounts. The spokesman pointed Fox News to the company's help center, where it details its enforcement options and its approach to enforcement philosophy and policy development. The 84-year-old Farrakhan posted several bizarre tweets regarding Jews this week, including the aforementioned tweet about government agencies, specifically the FBI.
  • Southern Poverty Law Center Warns Of Female "Male Supremacists"

    02/26/2018 5:10:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Frontpage ^ | February 25, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Southern Poverty Law Center, a mail order scam with all the credibility of a guy selling fake Rolex watches on a street corner at midnight, has done it again. The same lefty hate group whose hate map led to at least one violent attack on a religious group, which listed a sign outside a bar as a hate group and blatantly faked an Islamophobia increase is back in action. This time the SPLC is denouncing female male supremacism. It's like white supremacism, except with men. So it's very trendy. But just as its Islamophobia materials accused some Muslims of...
  • Mueller Still Relying on Discredited Steele Dossier

    02/22/2018 11:55:58 AM PST · by mojito · 13 replies
    Real Clear Investigations ^ | 2/22/2018 | Paul Sperry
    Special Counsel Robert Mueller is continuing to use a controversial 35-page dossier financed by the Democratic National Committee and the 2016 Hillary Clinton campaign as a "road map” for investigative leads, sources familiar with his investigation say. Mueller’s team has also used information gleaned from surveillance court-approved wiretaps on former Trump adviser Carter Page that were secured by citing material in the dossier, the sources say. And a detail previously reported last fall – that Mueller’s investigators traveled overseas last year to debrief the dossier’s London-based author, Christopher Steele, a former British spy – takes on a new cast with...
  • Shannon Edwards, linked to resignation of Rep. Tim Murphy, is running for Congress

    02/22/2018 10:02:58 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 13 replies
    Tribune Review (Suburban Pittsburgh) ^ | 22 Feb 2018 | Natasha Lindstrom
    Shannon Edwards — the forensic psychologist whose reported extramarital affair with former U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy contributed to his resignation — announced Wednesday that she is making a bid for Congress. Edwards, a Republican in her early 30s from Pittsburgh's Lawrenceville neighborhood, said that if elected, she pledges to be "an active, diligent" voice in Washington who will "fight the tough battles no one else chooses." Among her platform priorities: improving access to mental health treatment, reforming the criminal justice system and strengthening high school and post-secondary educational institutions. Under a court-imposed map being challenged by Republicans, Edwards could run...
  • After Obama-Farrakhan Photo Bombshell, New Footage Emerges [trunc]

    01/30/2018 5:10:27 PM PST · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1.30.18 | Benny Johnson
    Full title: After Obama-Farrakhan Photo Bombshell, New Footage Emerges Of Democrats Hugging Nation Of Islam Leader Images of multiple congressional Democrats hugging, embracing and coordinating with Louis Farrakhan have surfaced, just shortly after a never-before-seen, 2005 photo of Barack Obama and Louis Farrakhan was released to the public. The Obama picture was kept a secret by the photographer who took it because he believed it would hurt the future president’s “political career.”
  • Not News: Tax-Cut 'Crumbs' Were a Big Deal to Pelosi and Dems in 2011-2012

    01/13/2018 2:04:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | January 13, 2018 | Tom Blumer
    On Thursday, House Democratic Party Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi characterized as "crumbs" the bonuses of $1,000 or more, pay raises of up to $3 per hour, and other benefits well over 100 companies have showered on over 2 million employees as a result of December's tax law passage. Given their track record, there's no reason to believe that the establishment press will report Pelosi's condescending remarks — or that they will remind their audience that in 2011 and 2012, the Obama administration and Democrats in Congress treated the prospect of workers losing $40 every other week in their paychecks as...
  • No, a cop’s ‘fears’ don’t justify every shooting

    12/16/2017 7:47:45 PM PST · by JP1201 · 103 replies
    The jurors who acquitted Philip Brailsford of second-degree murder last week were told to judge him based on “how a reasonable officer would act, versus a regular person with no police training,” as The Arizona Republic put it. That distinction was crucial, because a “regular person” would never get away with shooting an unarmed man who was crawling on the floor, sobbing and begging for his life. Like other recent cases in which jurors failed to hold police officers accountable for the unnecessary use of deadly force, Brailsford’s acquittal shows that cops benefit from a double standard. Unlike ordinary citizens,...
  • Woman gets probation in Facebook hate-crime case (Tortured white Trump supporter on Facebook)

    12/08/2017 7:03:12 PM PST · by Cubs Fan · 51 replies
    A woman who live-streamed herself and a trio of friends abusing a mentally disabled man and taunting him with racial insults was sentenced to probation Friday after spending nearly a year behind bars. Brittany Covington, 19, had been held at the Cook County Jail without bond since January, when she and co-defendants Tesfaye Cooper, Jordan Hill and her 24-year-old sister Tanishia Covington were arrested on kidnapping and hate-crime charges. The plea deal prosecutors made with Brittany Covington makes her the first of the four to be released, though she will remain on probation for four years and is barred from...
  • Florida man gets 15 years prison for breaking windows and leaving bacon at a mosque

    12/08/2017 9:55:52 AM PST · by heterosupremacist · 45 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 12/08/2017 | Robert Spencer
    Fifteen years? For vandalism? He smashed lights, cameras, and windows at a mosque, and left some bacon by the front door. The vandalism is inexcusable and the bacon obnoxious, but fifteen years? The sentence, says AP, “had a hate crime enhancement.” In other words, he is being made an example of. Because he did this at a mosque, he is getting this draconian sentence. If he had broken windows and smashed lights and cameras at a church, his sentence wouldn’t have been nearly as severe. But all too many American authorities today hold to the false notion that Muslims are...
  • Dems blast Trump for Jerusalem decision despite past support

    12/06/2017 12:40:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | December 6, 2017 | Brooke Singman
    Some of the top congressional Democrats blasting President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the U.S. Embassy there have in fact supported that very position in the past. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., penned a letter to the president last week, urging him not to move the embassy. Feinstein’s letter said the move would “spark violence, further alienate the United States and undermine the prospects of a two-state solution.” “The future of Jerusalem is an issue that should be decided by Israel and the Palestinians, not unilaterally by the United States,” Feinstein wrote. -- snip...
  • Judge grants permission for subpoenas forcing Trump businesses to keep records in emoluments case

    11/29/2017 7:57:42 PM PST · by Coronal · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 29, 2017 | Kelly Cohen
    A federal judge has granted two attorneys general permission to subpoena 23 Trump businesses to require them to preserve documents potentially related to an emoluments case. The two-page order by U.S. District Judge Peter Messittee grants the request by Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh and District of Columbia Attorney Karl Racine for permission to serve the subpoenas related to their lawsuit. Their lawsuit, filed in June, alleges that President Trump’s wide-ranging businesses with foreign and domestic governments violate the Foreign and Domestic Emoluments Clauses. Trump has motioned to dismiss the lawsuit, and oral arguments are scheduled for Jan. 25, 2018.
  • Men With Muscles and Money Are More Attractive..Showing Gender Roles Aren’t Progressing [tr]

    11/23/2017 6:19:40 AM PST · by C19fan · 61 replies
    Newsweek ^ | November 20, 2017 | Sydney Pereira
    Muscles and money are qualities that straight women and gay men typically find attractive in men, according to an analysis of Tube Crush—a website where people post unsolicited pictures of men seen on the London Underground. The study at Coventry and Aberystwyth universities in the United Kingdom, published in Feminist Media Studies in August, analyzed images over a period of three years since 2014. The “guy candy” posted on the website were mostly white men—despite London being a multicultural city—indicating that white male privilege is still an attractive quality.
  • I’m a feminist. I study rape culture. And I don’t want Al Franken to resign.

    11/17/2017 6:47:52 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 100 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/17/2017 | Kate Harding
    As a feminist and the author of a book on rape culture, I could reasonably be expected to lead the calls for Al Franken to step down, following allegations that he forced his tongue down a woman’s throat, accompanied by a photo of him grinning as he moves in to grope her breasts while she sleeps. It’s disgusting. He treated a sleeping woman as a comedy prop, no more human than the contents of Carrot Top’s trunk, and I firmly believe he should suffer social and professional consequences for it. But I don’t believe resigning from his position is the...
  • NYT Columnist: We Should ‘Believe’ Women, But Only If Liberals Tell Us To

    11/15/2017 6:52:31 AM PST · by Cheerio · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/14/2017 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    We should only believe accusations of rape vetted by qualified liberals. So goes Michelle Goldberg’s patently absurd logic in a recent column for The New York Times. To get there, she’s forced to dismiss a dominant liberal dogma: the “absolute” that every woman deserves to be believed. Her very next step institutes a new dogma: only women who liberals believe deserve unqualified belief. (Never mind the litany of liberally vetted women — from the Duke lacrosse accuser to Mattress Girl to Rolling Stone’s “Jackie” — whose testimonies turned out to be extremely dubious or outright false.) Goldberg is working out...