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  • China indicts former president's top aide

    05/13/2016 5:41:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/13/16 | AP
    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese prosecutors have indicted the former top aide to ex-President Hu Jintao on charges of taking bribes, illegally obtaining state secrets and abuse of power, state media reported Friday, in the latest high-profile blow in President Xi Jinping's sweeping crackdown on corruption. State broadcaster CCTV said prosecutors in the northern port city of Tianjin have filed the charges against Ling Jihua, who once served as head of the Communist Party's General Office, a position comparable to the U.S. president's chief of staff. Ling was placed under investigation in late 2014 and was formally arrested in July 2015.
  • Facility demolition clears way for Cochise College Downtown Center

    11/08/2015 8:35:05 AM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — The near-empty shell of the former Sierra Vista Regional Health Center is slowly giving way to demolition work as crews prepare the decades-old facility for its new life as Cochise College’s Downtown Center, set to open next year. When the facility was officially gifted to the college by the Legacy Foundation of Southeast Arizona earlier this year, it effectively expanded the square-footage of the college’s Sierra Vista Campus by 50 percent, with just over 90,000 square feet of additional space to house the college’s nursing and allied health programs, culinary arts program and more. “We’ve basically gutted...
  • Hillary vows: Under my administration, former presidents won’t have to declare their

    11/04/2015 4:12:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 4, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    A palate cleanser via Slate, which wonders if this is a brain fart or something more substantial, like a Freudian slip. Me, I’m just wondering whether by criminally inclined former presidents she was thinking of Bill or herself in 10 years. What if that FBI investigation into her server bears fruit and she can’t get hired anywhere after her second term ends in 2025?
  • Obama’s Former DHS Nominee: Boston Bombers Are Murderers Not Terrorists (Video)

    04/22/2013 10:04:05 AM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/22/13 | Jim Hoft
    Good grief. Another Obama-linked nutcase. Obama’s former DHS nominee, Philip Mudd, told Chris Wallace yesterday on Fox News Sunday are more like murderers and not terrorists. “I would charge these guys as murders not terrorists,.”
  • Former pilot and 9/11 conspiracy theorist shoots and kills 2 teen children, then himself

    02/06/2013 6:14:20 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Boingboing.net ^ | 2/4/13 | Xeni Jardin
    Phillip (alternately, "Philip") Marshall, 54, a career airline pilot who claimed to have once served as a contract pilot for the CIA and DEA during the Iran-Contra affair, shot and killed his two teenage children, and the family dog, then killed himself. The apparent murder-suicide was discovered at the family home in an upscale gated golfing community in Murphys, California. According to local news reports, teen friends of Alex Marshall, 17 (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), and Macaila Marshall (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), 14, noticed the siblings had not been active via text or social media updates since Thursday and went by the...
  • Police: Former death row inmate kills mom

    01/10/2013 7:23:52 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 18 replies
    AP, via www.sfgate.com ^ | Thursday, January 10, 2013
    VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — A California man once sentenced to death for killing two people in the 1960s was under arrest Thursday after police said he led officers to the body of his 89-year-old mother. -- SNIP -- The California Supreme Court reversed his death sentence in 1969 after finding 12 prospective jurors were dismissed because they said they opposed the death penalty. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled a year earlier that such jurors shouldn't be automatically excluded from a death penalty case unless they make clear they can't impose capital punishment under any circumstance. Stanworth was sentenced to death...
  • Minus 12: Obama Calls UnitedStates ‘A Former Colony’

    11/08/2012 12:08:54 PM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 11/8/12 | Patrick Burke
    In his re-election victory speech on Tuesday night, President Barack Obama referred to the United States as a singular “former colony,” when the United States was actually composed of 13 separate colonies prior to gaining independence from the British. “Thank you so much. Tonight, more than 200 years after a former colony won the right to determine its own destiny, the task of perfecting our union moves forward,” said Obama, which was the first sentence of his remarks in Chicago, Ill. Before the United States won its independence from Great Britain with the Treaty of Paris in 1783,
  • Luntz Focus Group Of Mostly Former Obama Voters Switch To Romney

    10/16/2012 8:50:53 PM PDT · by Snuph · 20 replies
    video at link...... A Frank Luntz focus group made up mostly of former Obama voters say they now support Mitt Romney. "Forceful, compassionate, presidential," one participant said. "Confident and realistic," said another. "Presidential," another told Luntz. "Enthusiastic," another reacted. "Our next president," one man said. "Dynamo, winner," said one more.
  • Former FBI agent Shipley enters halfway house

    09/23/2012 3:34:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 9/23/12 | David Codrea
    FBI John Shipley gun trafficking Gun control gun rights Advertisement Accompanied by his parents and wife, former FBI agent John Shipley, convicted of illegal gun dealing, was transported to a halfway house facility in El Paso, Texas, earlier this month to complete the remainder of his sentenced incarceration, a source close to the case told Gun Rights Examiner this weekend. “There are a lot of different offenders including gang members and sex offenders,” the source revealed. “John was able to see a counselor to have the rules explained and to be evaluated,” the source reported. “He has to attend certain...
  • Former MO Governor Sentenced For Laundering Funds to Democrats

    07/09/2012 3:58:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/9/12 | Jim Hoft
    Former Missouri Democrat Governor Roger Wilson was sentenced today for misusing money to make political donations. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported, via Free Republic: Former Missouri Gov. Roger Wilson was sentenced to probation in federal court here Monday for misusing money to make political donations. U.S. Magistrate Judge Mary Ann Medler’s sentence was expected. Wilson faced probation to six months in prison under federal sentencing guidelines. His lawyer, Robert Haar, had asked for probation, citing his long public service record. After a lengthy investigation, Wilson was indicted in April on a misdemeanor insurance charge for laundering a total $8,000 in...
  • Former Tea Party Spokesman Cleared of Kidnapping, Rape Charges After Alleged Victim Recants

    Prosecutors have dropped kidnapping and rape charges against a former San Diego Tea Party spokesman after the alleged victim recanted her story. Michael Kobulnicky, 54, was arrested earlier this month and accused of sexually assaulting a 56-year-old woman he allegedly picked up in his car. According to San Diego Fox affiliate KSWB-TV, the alleged victim appeared at a bail hearing Monday and told the judge Kobulnicky was not the man who assaulted her. On Wednesday, she recanted her story to prosecutors and said she was never kidnapped or raped.
  • Former Aide: Ron Paul is 'Most Certainly Anti-Israel'

    12/26/2011 4:24:57 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 63 replies · 1+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/12/11 | Chana Yaar
    A former senior aide to GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul has decided to "set the record straight" in a 'tell all' post on the Right Wing News blog -- and in the process, has confirmed that Paul wishes "the Israeli state did not exist at all." Eric Dondero served as former senior aide to Paul when he was a U.S. Congressman from 1997 to 2003, and worked closely with the candidate as an aide since 1988. "I've noticed in some media that my words have been twisted and used for an agenda from both sides," Dondero wrote, explaining from the...
  • Obama's former campaign funders on Wall Street turn against him

    09/30/2011 12:08:41 AM PDT · by thecodont · 19 replies
    Los Angeles Times / latimes.com ^ | September 30, 2011 | By Nathaniel Popper, Los Angeles Times
    Reporting from New York— The race is on to tap one of the most vital sources of campaign cash — Wall Street — and the early results are not looking good for President Obama. The president's campaign struggled this week to sell out a fundraising dinner Friday at Manhattan's gilded Four Seasons restaurant despite its being hosted by America's No. 1 capitalist, Warren Buffett, according to people close to the campaign who were not authorized to speak publicly. The dinner for 100 was also a relative bargain at $10,000 a plate; recent fundraisers in Hollywood and New York have gone...
  • Former Googler Asks Obama: Please Raise My Taxes!

    09/26/2011 5:13:03 PM PDT · by Son House · 31 replies
    Forbes ^ | Tomio Geron
    Former early Google employee Doug Edwards had a message for President Obama today: Raise my taxes, please. Edwards, who was employee #59 at Google and is now not working, asked the question in Mountain View, Calif. at the Town Hall event today Obama held with LinkedIn to discuss job creation. “My question is would you please raise my taxes?” Edwards said from the audience during the question and answer period. “I would like very much for our country to continue to invest in things like Pell grants, infrastructure, job training–programs that made it possible for me to get to where...
  • NLRB Chairman’s Former Law Partner Defends Union Violence

    09/24/2011 10:36:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Big Government ^ | 9/24/11 | LaborUnionReport
    NLRB Chairman’s Former Law Partner Defends Union Violence A little over a month ago, in a case that drew national attention, a man was targeted at his home, shot and injured, all because he dared to run union free business. Now, in Buffalo, New York, a case involving outrageous allegations of labor-racketeering and union violence aimed at non-union construction workers and company owners is proceeding through the judicial process. Its outcome, however, may have wide-ranging ramifications on a national level. Forget for a moment that a man was stabbed in the throat, hot coffee thrown on non-union workers, sand put...
  • Former "Scholar in Residence" at Rifqa Bary's Noor Mosque in Ohio Calls to Kill Israeli Ambassador

    08/29/2011 3:42:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 8/29/11 | Pamela Geller
    Here is explicit and terrible evidence that we must monitor the mosques in America. During my deposition in the $10,000,000 (say what?) lawsuit against me by Rifqa Bary's parents' lawyer, Omar Tarazi, he took exception to my description of the Noor mosque as a terror-tied mosque. In my opinion, this means that telling the truth about the Noor mosque was .......... in effect a violation of sharia in America. According to shariah, you cannot blaspheme Islam, the prophet or Muslims--i.e., put them in a bad light even if TRUE. I stood by my description. One of the examples I cited...
  • Former Bush Staffer: Tea Party Activist Not Respectful in Confrontation With Obama

    08/16/2011 9:02:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 128 replies
    National Journal ^ | 8/16/11 | Sara Sorcher
    A former member of George W. Bush’s senior staff said that the tea party activist who confronted Barack Obama in Iowa was using an inappropriate tactic to try to embarrass the president. At the town-hall meeting on Monday, founder and chairman of the Iowa Tea Party Ryan Rhodes interrupted and confronted Obama about a disputed report that during a closed-door meeting with House Democrats, Vice President Joe Biden called tea party activists “terrorists” for holding the debt-ceiling negotiations "hostage."
  • GOP darling Newt Gingrich accused of Twitter fraud

    08/02/2011 7:41:41 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 41 replies
    The Register ^ | 2 August 2011 | Rik Myslewski
    Fading US presidential candidate and conservative darling Newton "Newt" Leroy Gingrich denies that a high percentage of his 1.3 million Twitter followers are bought-and-paid-for fakes, despite reports – and alleged evidence – to the contrary. "We've never utilized firms, agencies, or outside organizations to inflate Newt's Twitter followers," his press secretary, R.C. Hammond, told ABC News. Newt Gingrich Hammond's statement came in response to accusations from an unnamed former Gingrich staffer, who told Gawker on Monday: "Newt employs a variety of agencies whose sole purpose is to procure Twitter followers for people who are shallow/insecure/unpopular enough to pay for them."...
  • Former Czech Leader Charged for Calling Islam an Enemy

    07/11/2011 9:12:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    inn ^ | 7/11/11 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Former Czech Prime Milos Zeman may face criminal charges for calling Islam an ”anti-civilization” enemy whose type of thinking he compared with the Nazis. Speaking at an international conference on Europe last month, Zeman stated, “The enemy is the anti-civilization spreading from North Africa to Indonesia. Two billion people live in it and it is financed partly from oil sales and partly from drug sales.” The former prime minister, who is known for strong statements and insulting speeches, last week compared the manner and strength of Muslim beliefs in the Koran with the followers of Nazism, who he noted believed...
  • Former Obama adviser Eric Schmidt tries to hide donations at Google

    04/01/2011 6:18:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Red State ^ | 4/1/11 | Neil Stevens
    Correction on the title of this piece: His campaign advisory role carried over to a ongoing Presidential advisory role, so “Former” isn’t quite accurate. Google Chairman and former CEO Eric Schmidt tried to use his influence within Google to gain privacy from searches about him, specifically trying to hide his political donations through secret “whitelists” whose existence has only recently been admitted. This revelation from Steven Levy’s new book In the Plex is not surprising given Schmidt’s high level of political activity, advising candidate Barack Obama on tech issues, and now rumored as a candidate to be the next Secretary...