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  • NEW EMAILS Could Send Democrat Elijah Cummings to Prison for Targeting Voter Rights Group

    03/05/2015 7:43:23 AM PST · by george76 · 83 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | March 5, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Last April House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) released a report implicating Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) in colluding with the IRS and Lois Lerner against the nonpartisan voters rights group “True the Vote.” Catherine Engelbrecht, the founder of “True the Vote,” testified before Congress in February. She was targeted by FBI, IRS, ATF, and OSHA after she filed for tax exempt status for her voters rights group. Engelbrecht said this during her testimony before Congress and Cummings, “Frankly, to sit before my accuser and be silent in the face of what he did was unconscionable.” ... This week the...
  • "Embattled" Hillary Clinton urges State Department to release emails

    03/05/2015 4:59:28 AM PST · by Personal Responsibility · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 5th 2015 | Steve Holland
    Reuters) - U.S. Democrat Hillary Clinton on Wednesday broke her silence over a budding controversy involving her use of personal email for work when she was secretary of state, saying she wanted the U.S. State Department to release them swiftly. Clinton's statement was aimed at cooling a political firestorm over allegations that she inappropriately used her personal email for work while secretary of state from 2009 to 2013. "I want the public to see my email," the potential 2016 presidential candidate said in a tweet. "I asked State to release them. They said they will review them for release as...
  • WITNESSES TO MICHAEL BROWN SHOOTING FEARED CONTRADICTING ‘HANDS UP, DON’T SHOOT’ NARRATIVE

    03/04/2015 10:59:45 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 4, 2015 | by JOHN SEXTON
    According to an 86-page report issued by the Department of Justice, six of the most credible witnesses to the shooting of Michael Brown were afraid to give testimony in support of Ferguson, MO, police officer Darren Wilson, because they knew it would undercut the “Hands up, don’t shoot” narrative being advanced by their neighbors and, eventually, by the media. Several expressed concern for their safety should they choose to contradict that narrative publicly. As one witness noted, there were signs in the neighborhood reading “snitches get stitches.” The fear experienced by witnesses to the incident is a constant refrain in...
  • ‘We were never going to win’: House GOP caves on immigration

    03/03/2015 3:57:32 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 99 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3-3-2015 | Pete Kasperowicz
    ‘We were never going to win’: House GOP caves on immigration Mar. 3, 2015 9:00am Pete Kasperowicz House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has told Republicans that he would call up and pass a “clean” Department of Homeland Security spending bill this week, and give up the fight to use that bill to defund President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration. The decision marks the end of a standoff that has lasted for several weeks — a standoff Republicans will lose to Democrats when the clean DHS bill passes.
  • Boehner Caves on Amnesty

    03/03/2015 12:57:27 PM PST · by Regulator · 99 replies
    Foxnews ^ | March 3rd, 2015 | Richard Manning
    “We were never going to win in Congress.” That is the epitaph spoken by Speaker Boehner ally Representative Tom Cole on the collapse of House Leadership’s resolve to legislatively fight Executive Amnesty. It may also be the final nail in the coffin for the notion of co-equal branches of government, as President Obama has already announced that he is considering using unilateral executive actions to ban ammunition and raise corporate taxes, on top of his massive Internet regulation announced last week.
  • Federal Worker Raided Student Data For Identity Theft

    03/03/2015 9:40:47 AM PST · by TennesseeGirl · 7 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/2/15 | Blake Neff
    Employees at the U.S. Department of Education have repeatedly treated the U.S. government’s trove of student information as a personal playground and piggy bank, according to a Freedom of Information Act release obtained by the Daily Mail.(excerpted)The Daily Mail’s inquiry found other cases of bizarre wrongdoing by the department’s 5,000 employees, including one worker who was caught searching for the student loan records of “Barrack Obama” (sic), apparently unaware that the president has already made most of his student loan details public. (excerpted)
  • Advocates: Walker's budget could hurt programs for disabled

    03/02/2015 12:02:35 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    LaCrosse Tribune ^ | March 2, 2015 | DANA FERGUSON
    "....Claire Yunker, a spokeswoman for the Department of Health Services, said in a statement that Walker’s proposal is aimed at preventing fraud and abuse in the existing system and creating a more coordinated care regimen. But Daniel Idzikowski, executive director of Disability Rights — a group that advocates for people with disabilities — said his organization was not consulted about Walker’s plan that the Legislature will debate over the next three months. It would drastically restructure Family Care, which administers personal care and long-term care services to elderly, disabled and injured Wisconsinites through Medicaid, he said. “By and large that...
  • The US recovery story is a fraud?

    02/27/2015 8:49:51 AM PST · by alexmark1917 · 18 replies
    Most US economic data missed expectations in February. And that investors are sending stocks to all-time highs is making Societe Generale's Albert Edwards crazy. In a note Thursday, Edwards wrote: "With equity markets galore hitting record highs clearly I must be missing something big! We are at that stage in the cycle where I begin to doubt my own sanity. I’ve been here before though and know full well how this story ends and it doesn’t involve me being detained in a mental health establishment (usually)." From Janet Yellen's testimony on Capitol Hill earlier this week, Edwards points out that...
  • Rand Paul Draws Liberal Fire As The Left Discovers Its Inner Love Of The Fed

    02/24/2015 11:57:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 24, 2015 | Ralph Benko
    The New Republic, in its February 8th issue, carries an article by Danny Vinik entitled Rand Paul Has the Most Dangerous Economic Views of Any 2016 Candidate. It appears that TNR’s fact checkers decamped along with its top journalists. Vinik: Speaking in front of more than 150 Iowa activists, Paul ripped into the Federal Reserve and promoted his “Audit the Fed” bill, which he introduced earlier this week. “I think there needs to be some sunshine,” he said, according to reports of the event. …Paul’s bill …would significantly damage the Fed’s independence, which exists so that politicians cannot influence the...
  • Daughter of former Obama pastor sent to jail after new allegations surface - Jeremiah Wright

    02/24/2015 5:54:01 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 24 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 24, 2015 | Ray Long
    Daughter of former Obama pastor sent to jail after new allegations surface By Ray Long Chicago Tribune contact the reporter The daughter of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the former pastor of President Barack Obama, was sent to jail Monday by a federal judge who revoked her bond in a money laundering case. lRelated Rev. Jeremiah Wright's daughter found guilty of money laundering Breaking News Rev. Jeremiah Wright's daughter found guilty of money laundering Jeri Wright, 49, of Hazel Crest, was convicted last March of 11 corruption counts, including money laundering and lying to a grand jury, in a case tied...
  • Chickens Coming Home To Roost: Rev. Wright’s Daughter Headed To Prison

    02/23/2015 6:18:45 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 30 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/23/15 | DEREK HUNTER
    Jeri Wright, the 48-year-old daughter of President Barack Obama’s mentor and former pastor Jeremiah Wright, is heading to jail. Free on bail while awaiting sentencing for money laundering in connection to a government-funded jobs training program, a U.S. District Court Judge found “there was probable cause to believe Wright committed a separate theft while on bail, thereby violating terms of her supervised release.” The new charges against Wright involve more sketchy bookkeeping. The Chicago Sun-Times reports: Prosecutors now say Wright was taking part in another scheme — this one involving ghost payrolling — even as she was standing trial. Between...
  • Clinton Body Count: You Won’t Believe These Numbers!

    02/23/2015 5:02:03 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 64 replies
    Mad World News ^ | 1/17/2014
    According to the American Freedom Fighters, the latest body count associated with the Clintons’ has been updated. All of the people included in the list below have been connected with the Clintons in some form or another, as explained in the description provided. Not included were any deaths that could not be verified or connected to the Clinton scandals. All deaths are listed chronologically by date and current to the best of their knowledge as of January 2014. Susan Coleman: Rumors were circulating in Arkansas of an affair with Bill Clinton. She was found dead with a gunshot wound to...
  • Obama-Supporting Immigration Attorney Arrested for Fraud – Forged Visa Application Forms

    02/23/2015 7:23:31 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 8 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/22/15 | Jim Hoft
    Irving immigration lawyer and Obama supporter, Sherin Thawer, was arrested on federal fraud charges and for forging applications of illegal immigrants. Sherin Thawer was invited to the Obama White House last year to discuss immigration reform. Dallas.com reported: An Irving immigration lawyer was arrested Friday morning on federal fraud charges for allegedly forging visa applications for illegal immigrants she represented, the U.S. attorney’s office said. Sherin Thawer, 45, was arrested by agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations at her Coppell home, authorities said. She made her initial court appearance Friday and was released. The seven-count indictment,...
  • How Dare Giuliani Question Obama’s Patriotism!

    02/23/2015 5:03:57 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 53 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | February 23, 2015 | Leo McNeil
    Rudy Giuliani had the unmitigated gall last week to question President Obama’s love of country. This has been a standing question about Obama since he ran for President in 2008. How can you love a country that you believe needs to be fundamentally transformed? It’s not like Obama wants to fundamentally transform the United States into some romanticized version of the past. He wants to fundamentally transform the country into his own image. In many ways he’s been successful. We have a large number of Americans who believe court orders are mere suggestions to be ignored and that the executive...
  • 50 Million Down The Tubes: How 17 Conservative PACs Are Spending Their Money (Stunning Disclosure)

    02/17/2015 7:51:04 AM PST · by xzins · 58 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 17 Feb 15 | John Hawkins
    The late, great Eric Hoffer once said that, “Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.” Some people have started to wonder whether that’s happened to groups in the conservative movement – and that’s understandable. Reports about sleazy activities by conservative groups have not exactly been in short supply over the last couple of years. Damaging stories have popped up on the Daily Beast, Mother Jones, Washington Post, the Politico and at the Daily Caller among other outlets. Additionally, for those of us who have a lot of friends in the Tea...
  • Illinois poverty on rise since 2010; four counties at greatest risk, says report

    02/14/2015 12:33:56 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 6 replies
    Reebot Illinois ^ | Feb 12, 2015 | Caitlin Wilson
    Illinois poverty on rise since 2010; four counties at greatest risk, says report Caitlin Wilson The number of Illinoisans living in poverty has risen steadily since 2010, with nearly 15 percent of residents living at or below the poverty line, a new report says, the highest mark since 1960. The Social Impact Research Center (SIRC) released a report detailing the statistics surrounding poverty in Illinois, finding that Illinois “has plenty of room for improvement” in comparison to other states when it comes to residents living in poverty, and that 14 of the state’s counties have more than 20,000 residents in...
  • Outrage as Shirley MacLaine asks: Were Holocaust victims paying for sins in past lives?

    02/13/2015 6:01:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 78 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 13, 2015 | Sam Creighton
    Her bizarre New Age views on topics such as reincarnation and UFOs have often left the public baffled. Now Shirley MacLaine has provoked widespread fury by claiming the victims of the Holocaust may have brought their fate upon themselves. The veteran Hollywood actress suggests the six million Jews and millions of others systematically murdered in Hitler’s death camps in the 1940s were ‘balancing their karma’ for crimes committed in past lives. She also suggests that cosmologist Professor Stephen Hawking may have subconsciously given himself his debilitating motor neurone disease.
  • Federal subpoena seeks Oregon state records concerning Gov. John Kitzhaber[Reisgns/Ethics Probs]

    02/13/2015 12:27:07 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 46 replies
    LA Times ^ | Feb 13, 2015 | Maria L. La Ganga and Nigel Duara
    <p>Gov. John Kitzhaber announced his resignation Friday, ending weeks of speculation about whether he could lead Oregon with the cloud of at least two investigations into possible ethical breaches hanging over his head.</p> <p>The embattled governor faces allegations that his fiancee used their relationship to win contracts for her consulting business and failed to report income on her taxes. The state’s two top legislative leaders and the state treasurer -- all Democrats, as is the 67-year-old governor -- had called on Kitzhaber on Thursday to resign. Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, fiancee provide new green energy scandal Caption Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, fiancee provide new green energy scandal Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, fiancee provide new green energy scandal Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, fiancee provide new green energy scandal After rumors swirl. Gov. Kitzhaber says he's not resigning After rumors swirl. Gov. Kitzhaber says he's not resigning Oregon governor insists he won't resign Oregon governor insists he won't resign Oregon sec. of state 'headed to the capitol to do some work' Oregon sec. of state 'headed to the capitol to do some work'</p>
  • The Problem Of Money In Politics Is Completely Overblown

    02/12/2015 5:51:55 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 11 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | February 12, 2015 | Leo McNeil
    The Democrats on the FCC are working towards the creation of massive regulations on the internet. Preparing them in secrecy, they apparently have 322 pages worth of regulations that they’re prepared to vote on later this month. Meanwhile at the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Democrats want to create massive regulations for speech on the internet. Apparently the Democrats aren’t happy with recent Supreme Court decisions which limit the government’s ability to prohibit people from donating money to campaigns and PAC’s. Their solution is to have government regulate internet speech. Some of the rules they’re talking about would regulate blogs, even...
  • Clinton foundation received up to $81m from clients of controversial HSBC bank

    02/10/2015 9:54:52 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 25 replies
    The Guardian ^ | February 10, 2015 | Paul Lewis in New York and James Ball in London
    The charitable foundation run by Hillary Clinton and her family has received as much as $81m from wealthy international donors who were clients of HSBC’s controversial Swiss bank. Leaked files from HSBC’s Swiss banking division reveal the identities of seven donors to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation with accounts in Geneva. They include Frank Giustra, Canadian mining magnate and one of the foundation’s biggest financial backers, and Richard Caring, the British retail magnate who, the bank’s internal records show, used his tax-free Geneva account to transfer $1m into the New York-based foundation. Hillary Clinton has expressed concern over...
  • David Brock resigns from Hillary Clinton PAC

    02/09/2015 7:54:02 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/9/2015 | KENNETH P. VOGEL
    David Brock on Monday abruptly resigned from the board of the super PAC Priorities USA Action, revealing rifts that threaten the big-money juggernaut being built to support Hillary Clinton’s expected presidential campaign. In a resignation letter obtained by POLITICO, Brock, a close Clinton ally, accused Priorities officials of planting “an orchestrated political hit job” against his own pro-Clinton groups, American Bridge and Media Matters. Those groups — along with another pro-Clinton group, the super PAC Ready for Hillary — had their fundraising practices called into question last week by a New York Times report. It pointed out that veteran Democratic...
  • The fiddling with temperature data is the biggest science scandal ever

    02/08/2015 11:43:12 AM PST · by amnestynone · 53 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 02/07/15 | Christopher Booker
    When future generations look back on the global-warming scare of the past 30 years, nothing will shock them more than the extent to which the official temperature records – on which the entire panic ultimately rested – were systematically “adjusted” to show the Earth as having warmed much more than the actual data justified. Two weeks ago, under the headline “How we are being tricked by flawed data on global warming”, I wrote about Paul Homewood, who, on his Notalotofpeopleknowthat blog, had checked the published temperature graphs for three weather stations in Paraguay against the temperatures that had originally been...
  • Vote Fraud in Georgia

    02/06/2015 3:43:29 PM PST · by spintreebob · 8 replies
    The mother of a mentally disabled man allegedly beaten at a Gordon facility that cared for disabled adults has filed suit seeking punitive damages. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday by Betty Gill in Bibb County Superior Court, claims that her son, Joseph Allen Cason Jr., also was taken to vote in the 2013 Gordon city election, although he lived in another county. Employees, while acting in their scope of employment, allegedly took Cason and other residents to the polls to vote for the sister of the facility’s owner, who was running for mayor, according to the suit.
  • Brian Williams: I Once Saved A Puppy

    02/06/2015 12:48:39 PM PST · by bkopto · 51 replies
    TruthRevolt ^ | Feb 6, 2015 | Peter Malcolm
    In a hearrt-warming reminder that Brian Williams’ heroism doesn’t just extend to taking enemy fire while riding in a helicopter in Iraq – oops – but saving puppies, Williams wrote in 2011 while he was still peddling his war-time heroism that he once joined firefighters and saved a puppy from a burning house. Williams boasted of his heroic exploits for USA Today.... SNIP "My firehouse was a modest engine company — three engines, three garage doors and about 30 of the best men I’ve ever known. "We fought all the usual fires that break out in the suburbs: brush fires,...
  • NBC’S BRIAN WILLIAMS’ APOLOGY CHOCK FULL OF LIES

    02/05/2015 11:25:03 AM PST · by MAKOTHEDOG · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Feb 2015 | BEN SHAPIRO
    On Wednesday night, NBC News anchor Brian Williams apologized to the American people for lying for well over a decade about a heart-stopping war story starring himself. Williams claimed for years that he had ridden a Chinook hit by an Iraqi RPG. Last night, Williams stated, “I want to apologize. I said I was traveling in an aircraft that was hit by RPG fire. I was instead in a following aircraft.” He then added, “We all landed after the ground-fire incident and spent two harrowing nights in a sandstorm in the Iraqi desert.” Sadly, Williams’ apology is chock full of...
  • Baltimore Sun: Brian Williams Needs To Be Gone By Friday

    02/05/2015 9:56:34 AM PST · by Zakeet · 75 replies
    Brietbart ^ | February 5, 2015 | John Nolte
    Writing for the Baltimore Sun, media journalist David Zurawik called for Brian Williams to resign or to be fired by Friday. “If credibility means anything to NBC News, Brian Williams will no longer be managing editor and anchor of the evening newscast by the end of the day Friday,” Zurawik writes. Wednesday evening, after being caught lying, the Nightly News anchor admitted that for the last 12 years he has repeatedly lied about being shot down in a helicopter over Iraq.
  • The Brian Williams scandal is an NBC News-wide scandal

    02/05/2015 11:16:14 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/5/15 | Eric Wemple
    The Brian Williams scandal has burst onto the public square through a feat of Internet accountability. After NBC Nightly News last week posted to Facebook a clip of the anchor reminiscing about having embedded with the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, some Facebookers took issue with the particulars. Whereas Williams claimed that he was riding in a helicopter that was forced down after being hit by an RPG, others had a different recollection. “Sorry dude, I don’t remember you being on my aircraft. I do remember you walking up about an hour after we had landed to ask me...
  • NBC'S Brian Williams admits on air to lying

    02/05/2015 5:28:19 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 59 replies
    WND ^ | 2-4-2014
    NBC'S Brian Williams admits on air to lying On 02/04/2015 Front Page,U.S.,World NBC News’ Brian Williams has been caught in a lie and forced to recant. The nation’s top-rated news anchor apologized on the air Wednesday evening for fabricating a story of personal heroics, claiming to have been aboard a helicopter in Iraq in 2003 when it was hit by enemy fire. “I made a mistake in recalling the events of 12 years ago,” Williams said. At the time Williams reported the original incident, he did not claim to be on the Chinook copter that was hit by a rocket-propelled...
  • GNC, Target, Wal-Mart, Walgreens accused of selling adulterated ‘herbals’

    02/03/2015 6:34:40 PM PST · by Will88 · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 3, 2015 | Sarah Kaplan
    A warning to herbal supplement users: Those store-brand ginkgo biloba tablets you bought may contain mustard, wheat, radish and other substances decidedly non-herbal in nature, but they’re not likely to contain any actual ginkgo biloba.
  • Living on Triple-Crčme Gourmet Government Cheese

    02/03/2015 1:37:50 PM PST · by Thistooshallpass9 · 16 replies
    Once upon a time, within the art-adorned walls of a lakeside mansion in Deephaven, Minnesota, there lived a lord and a lady. That’s what Colin and Andrea Chisholm often called themselves, anyway. The Chisholms’ total assets amounted to $97 million, including some $3 million in cash. The “lord and lady” spent lavishly on traveling, upscale restaurants, entertaining guests, massages, original works of art, a collection of purebred dogs and even a million-dollar yacht. In April 2011 alone, they shelled out more than $23,000 just on travel and luxury items. But there were some expenses—like groceries and health services—which they avoided...
  • Justice Department Investigating Moody’s Investors Service

    02/03/2015 5:12:45 AM PST · by HLPhat · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb. 1, 2015 8:37 p.m. ET | Timothy W. Martin
    With its case against Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services nearing the finish, the Justice Department has turned its attention to another credit-rating firm under fire for issuing rosy grades on mortgage deals in the buildup to the financial crisis. Justice Department officials in recent months have quietly met with multiple former executives of Moody’s Investors Service to discuss ratings of complex securities before the crisis, according to people familiar with the situation. The Justice Department lawyers probing Moody’s are still in the early stages of their investigation, according to people familiar with the matter. It isn’t yet clear whether it...
  • Obie's BIGGEST Fraud Exposed

    02/02/2015 10:57:05 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 5 replies
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  • Busted - Every Sharpton business known has been dissolved for failure to comply with tax rules.

    02/02/2015 9:41:38 AM PST · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    National Review Online ^ | February 2, 2015 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    So far, every for-profit enterprise started by Al Sharpton and known to National Review Online has been shut down in at least one jurisdiction for failure to pay taxes, a review of public records in New York and Delaware reveals. Records show that Sharpton’s beleaguered for-profit entities often overlap and intertwine, some sharing ties with the reverend’s nonprofit organization, National Action Network. Their financial records are copious, confusing, and sometimes outright bizarre, and together, they depict persistent financial woes for Sharpton, who also personally owes New York State nearly $596,000, according to active tax warrants. “He clearly appears — based...
  • Planned Parenthood director on Medicaid audit claims “no wrongdoing no fraud”

    02/01/2015 2:08:59 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | January 30, 2015 | saynsumthn
    In 2010, Planned Parenthood of the Inland Northwest agreed to pay the state $345,000 after settling a 2009 audit that uncovered the clinic used incorrect codes and provided insufficient documentation for some claims billed to Medicaid. The original audit finding estimated the Spokane family-planning organization improperly billed Medicaid more than $629,000 for 333 patient procedures from March 2004 through February 2007. During that time, the clinic collected about $7.6 million from Medicaid. Planned Parenthoods in New Jersey were also investigated that same year. In 2012, a published report said that Illinois Medicaid’s inspector general was investigating the billing practices of...
  • Likud Press Conference to Expose Obama-Labor Link

    01/31/2015 3:03:44 PM PST · by Dave346 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/31/2015, 11:06 PM | Uzi Baruch, Gil Ronen
    The Likud party intends to hold a press conference in Tel Aviv Sunday in which it will expose details about “V15 – Victory in 2015,” a campaign it says is using foreign money, and lots of it, to boost Labor and Meretz in the elections. Likud has filed a motion to the Elections Committee, according to which V15 is carrying out an illegal indirect campaign with a connection to Labor and Meretz. V15 is “making criminal use of foreign sources of funding,” adding that the sums involved were “very high” and their sources unknown. Likud's press conference will include MK...
  • Judge grants bond to couple charged in fake diploma scheme (Immigration-related)

    01/30/2015 4:51:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    WSB-TV ^ | January 27, 2015 | Tony Thomas
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — A judge granted bond to two defendants charged in a wide ranging fake diploma scheme. Stanley and Yessica Jean will have a lot of restrictions on them but could soon be out of jail. Detectives say the evidence against the couple continues to mount every day, but a judge found they are not a flight risk and should be granted a bond. Yessica Jean took to the stand promising she and her husband would not run away if allowed out on bond in their fraud case. Channel 2 Action News first broke the story about...
  • St. Louis cops, citizens fight at public meeting

    01/29/2015 2:31:36 PM PST · by redreno · 12 replies
    An attempt to mend the relationship between citizens and police in St. Louis broke into a shouting and shoving match late Wednesday — between citizens and police. Council members considering a bill to establish a civilian oversight board over police work were holding a public meeting when Jeff Roorda, the business manager of the city’s police union, and a woman appeared to get into a confrontation, an online video shows. The room erupted into shouts and profanity, as people rose to their feet and crowded in on the two. The bill was sponsored by Alderman Antonio French, an active participant...
  • Union leaders say they’re braced for ‘war’ on public employees

    01/28/2015 7:36:19 AM PST · by redreno · 19 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 01/27/2015 | By LAURA MYERS
    The head of the Nevada AFL-CIO proclaimed Tuesday that “working families are under attack” by Republican lawmakers who want to weaken collective bargaining laws and pensions now that they control the Legislature.Danny Thompson, executive-secretary treasurer of the organization, told supporters at the Teamsters Local 14 union hall that the designated GOP Assembly speaker, John Hambrick, R-Las Vegas, had sent a letter to local governments soliciting ideas for changes in public employee collective bargaining — the workers’ right to negotiate pay and benefits.Thompson, a former assemblyman, said he’s been watching the Legislature for some 35 years and he had never seen...
  • Phone Company ‘Outraged’ By Fraud, Abuse In ‘Obamaphone’ Program

    01/27/2015 6:50:22 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 34 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | 1/26/2015 | Brian Maass
    DENVER (CBS4) – A nationwide cellphone company distributing phones and cellphone plans in Denver as part of a massive government program says it is “outraged by the unacceptable actions” uncovered by a CBS4 undercover investigation. The response from Total Call Mobile comes nearly three months after an undercover CBS4 investigation revealed multiple examples of fraud and cheating in the phone distribution program. The Lifeline program is aimed at providing free cellphone service to the poor and needy. It handed out more than 13 million free cellphone plans in the first six months of 2014. In Colorado, the program handed out...
  • PERS points out weaknesses in Nevada think tank’s retirement study

    01/23/2015 7:27:54 AM PST · by redreno · 8 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | January 22, 2015 - 4:21pmUpdated | By SEAN WHALEY
    CARSON CITY — A retirement system official said Thursday a report showing that some public employees who retire collect more in pension benefits than they did while working was based on less than 2 percent of beneficiaries. The analysis also does not reflect changes to the retirement plan made in 1985 that reduced pension payouts, said Tina Leiss, executive officer of the system. The conclusions in the report issued by the Nevada Policy Research Institute, a conservative think tank based in Las Vegas, do not account for the vast majority of the members and retirees of the Public Employees’ Retirement...
  • NBC News Launches Website For Black People… Good Idea?

    01/23/2015 6:21:49 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 76 replies
    Breaking911 Newsroom ^ | Jan 22, 2015 | Grant
    Friday, January 23, 2015 | 2:45 am EST Grant NBC News Launches Website For Black People… Good Idea? By: Grant (Breaking911 Newsroom) January 22, 2015 | 10:06 PM Ahhh, yes. The day has come, where black folks and white folks don’t have to read news from the same website. NBC news has a new website and social media accounts geared towards the African-American community. According to a letter from the editor: “NBCBLK covers stories by, for and about the black community. Our product is meant to elevate America’s conversation about black identity, politics, and culture. We share positive, solution-based journalism...
  • The bitcoin bubble has burst – but the real excitement is yet to come

    01/21/2015 4:30:58 PM PST · by 9thLife · 23 replies
    Today I want to consider the outlook for bitcoin. 2014 was its worst year on record. It fell by 67%, from $800 to $320 a coin. In doing so, it beat the likes of the Russian rouble and the Ukrainian hryvnia, to the dubious honour of being the world’s worst-performing currency. You know what the world’s best-performing currency was by the way? Nope, not the US dollar, but the Somali shilling. Yup. It surprised me too. Anyway, back to bitcoin… The bursting of the bitcoin bubble So far, 2015 has not been any better than 2014 for bitcoin. At one...
  • Mitt Romney: Climate Change Is Real, Human-Induced, And We Must Tackle It

    01/22/2015 10:34:44 PM PST · by Steelfish · 142 replies
    WashingtonTimes ^ | January 21, 2015
    Mitt Romney: Climate Change Is Real, Human-Induced, And We Must Tackle It
  • ‘NAACP Bombing’ . . . or Barbershop Bang?

    01/22/2015 4:38:32 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/21/2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Colorado Springs, Colo. — From the liberal media’s coverage of my beautiful adopted hometown, you’d think we live in a KKK-infested hotbed where every person of color fears for his or her life. Take a look at these ominous headlines: “Bombing of NAACP headquarters harkens to bad old days” — MSNBC “Colorado Springs explosion recalls violence against NAACP” — the Washington Post “NAACP Bombing Evokes Memories of Civil Rights Strife” — Time magazine “Explosion outside NAACP office could be a hate crime, officials say” — the Los Angeles Times Let me and my brown skin assure you, America: Bull Connor...
  • EDITORIAL: State must end pension-boosting service credit option

    01/22/2015 7:43:22 AM PST · by redreno · 4 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | January 19, 2015 - 12:01am | EDITORIAL
    It’s not enough for the Nevada Legislature to change retirement benefits for future public employees. The state’s pension plan provides perks and payouts so absurdly generous that some of them need to be dialed back right away. Taxpayers are on the hook for billions of dollars worth of unfunded pension benefits, when they can barely afford to save for retirement themselves. It’s bad enough that they must subsidize benefits they’ll never have. But it’s outrageous that taxpayers subsidize the cost of providing government workers, who already retire far earlier than their private-sector peers, with even earlier retirements. In Sunday’s Review-Journal,...
  • Study: Many public-sector retirees making more than they did on job

    01/22/2015 7:37:08 AM PST · by redreno · 11 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 01/22/2015 | By SEAN WHALEY
    CARSON CITY — Most people who make the decision to retire have to figure out how to live on fewer dollars, but that is not always the case with Nevada state and local government employees, a new analysis has found. The analysis by the conservative think tank Nevada Policy Research Institute, using newly available public data provided by the Public Employees Retirement System, shows that many public sector retirees actually receive a raise upon retirement. The analysis, which looked at 10 of Nevada’s largest government agencies, including the state of Nevada, Las Vegas, Clark County and the Clark County School...
  • Obama Used Former Democrat Staffer as Fake "Real Person" in Speech

    01/21/2015 2:42:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 21, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Snerdley, I forget, did you watch this or not? (interruption) You did not. They had this woman up -- they always do, some hero sitting next to Michelle (My Belle), the first lady, or a series of people that are heroic. (interruption) What was that you said? (interruption) No, not the illegal woman. This is a woman who had a hard, tough life, and she just had overcome all kinds of obstacles. It was a testament to the American spirit. I mean, she got an excrement sandwich in her life every which way she turned. In fact, if you...
  • Rampell: Dangerously in denial on climate change

    01/20/2015 11:16:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Salt Lake City Tribune ^ | January 20, 2015 | Catherine Rampell, The Washington Post
    Last year, government scientists tell us, was the hottest year on record. This news is terribly — what's the word? — inconvenient. No, not for polar bears or drought victims or coastal dwellers. It's inconvenient for politicians across the country who, despite whatever data or overwhelming scientific consensus might be proffered, insist on denying global warming. In recent weeks, West Virginia has snatched national headlines for its attempts to doctor school science standards to discredit climate change. The sixth-grade science curriculum, for example, was amended so that, rather than having students "clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the...
  • Ritzy real estate broker gets prison for $5.5 million fraud

    01/20/2015 10:41:31 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | January 20, 2015 | Paula McMahon
    Ritzy real estate broker Christopher White's former clients said they thought he was their friend and his smooth talk made them believe he was helping them buy their dream homes.. On Tuesday in federal court in Fort Lauderdale, White had nothing to say to his victims as he was sentenced to three years and five months in prison for ripping them off in a multimillion-dollar fraud.
  • NHS may be forced to abandon free healthcare for all says Britain's top doctor...

    01/20/2015 2:35:41 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 1/20/2015 | TANIA STEERE
    The NHS is ‘not fit for the future’ and unless it undergoes radical change it may be forced to abandon free healthcare for all, in the future, the service's top doctor has warned. Medical director of NHS England Professor Sir Bruce Keogh said the NHS must become far less reliant on hospitals and needed a ‘complete transformation’ of the way it operates. Sir Bruce told the Guardian: ‘If the NHS continues to function as it does now, it’s going to really struggle to cope because the model of delivery and service that we have at the moment is not fit...