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  • Former (Baltimore) Mayor Catherine Pugh to be sentenced for fraud next week

    02/22/2020 8:20:04 AM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    JH Newsletter ^ | 2/20/20 | KATY WILNER
    Former Mayor Catherine Pugh, who pleaded guilty last November to federal charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, conspiracy to defraud the United States and two counts of tax evasion, is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court next week. Pugh announced last April that she would be taking an indefinite leave of absence for personal health reasons after The Baltimore Sun reported that she had engaged in unethical activity surrounding her children’s book series Healthy Holly. It was reported that Pugh exchanged city contracts for book sales and had received over $500,000 from the University of Maryland Medical System...
  • Democratic candidates engage in lengthy debate over climate change (only 10.93 years left)

    02/21/2020 2:27:22 AM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    The Hill via MSN ^ | 2/20/20 | Rebecca Beitsch
    Democratic presidential candidates discussed climate change at length on the debate stage Wednesday night, addressing energy sources ranging from natural gas to lithium batteries. White House hopefuls fielded questions on the topic for 15 minutes, dwarfing the amount of time devoted to environmental issues at earlier debates. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) slightly walked back from her pledge to stop mining and oil and gas drilling on public lands. "You got to have lithium, you got to have copper for renewable energy. How do you do that?" moderator Jon Ralston asked her, referring to minerals needed to make batteries. "If we...
  • CNN Caught Coaching Las Vegas Democrat Town Hall Audience on How/When to Clap and Cheer

    02/21/2020 2:29:08 AM PST · by OKSooner · 20 replies
    Wayne Dupree, via The Geller Report ^ | 02-21-2020 | Geller Report Staff
    Last night MSNBC hosted the Democrat debate in Las Vegas, but it was the presidential town hall event hosted by CNN was that has many people now talking. A new video has surfaced of the event that is raising eyebrows. Here’s the set up: Tom Steyer is being interviewed either before the event starts or during a break – but either way, it’s not Steyer I want you to focus on. Look beyond him and you’ll see what appears to be a CNN employee in the background working as a “warmup person” for the audience. What’s odd about this, is...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Ilhan Omar DID marry her brother, reveals Somali community leader, who says both she and her husband told him Ahmed Elmi was her sibling and she would do what she had to do to get him 'papers' to keep him in US

    02/20/2020 11:10:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 125 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 20, 2020 | Martin Gould
    'Squad' congresswoman Ilhan Omar told friends years ago that the man who went on to become her second husband was in fact her brother, DailyMail.com can confirm. And now for the first time one of those friends has come forward to reveal exactly how Omar and Ahmed Elmi scandalized the Somali community in Minneapolis. Abdihakim Osman is the first person to go on record to speak of how Omar said she wanted to get her brother papers so he could stay in the United States, at a time when she was married to her first husband Ahmed Hirsi. But hardly...
  • Former Michigan Health Care Consultant Pleads Guilty to Fraud and Tax Evasion Used Faked Credentials to Obtain More than $1.4 Million, and Did Not Pay Taxes

    02/19/2020 9:33:27 AM PST · by ransomnote
    justice.gov ^ | February 18, 2020 | DOJ
    A former health care consultant pleaded guilty today to mail fraud and tax evasion relating to her scheme to be employed under false pretenses as a highly paid health care consultant, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division.According to court documents and statements made in court, Sonja Emery, using several aliases including “Sonja Lee Robinson,” “Sonjalee Emery-Robinson,” and “Sonjalee Emery,” resided in Georgia, New Jersey, New York, and California.  From 2011 through 2018, Emery falsely represented her professional status, educational background, and work experience to secure and maintain highly paid consulting...
  • Campaign Donations Show Letter Demanding AG Barr’s Resignation Comes From Leftist Hacks Pretending To Be ‘Bipartisan’

    02/19/2020 9:29:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 02/19/2020 | Margot Cleveland
    “More than 1,100 former federal prosecutors and Justice Department officials called on Attorney General William P. Barr on Sunday to step down after he intervened last week to lower the Justice Department’s sentencing recommendation for President Trump’s longtime friend Roger J. Stone, Jr.,” The New York Times reported on Sunday—if you can call it reporting.Not once in the 800-word article did the Times address the overwhelming evidence that the thousand-plus signatories were politically motivated critics of President Donald Trump. In fact, to the contrary, the Times claimed “the former Justice Department lawyers” “came from across the political spectrum” to...
  • BILL NYE CONCERNED BY REPORTED NEW EPA CHIEF OF STAFF PICK, SAYS SHE HAS TWO YOUNG KIDS THAT WILL 'INHERIT THIS EARTH'

    02/19/2020 2:17:10 AM PST · by Libloather · 52 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 2/18/20 | ARISTOS GEORGIOU
    **SNIP** "Historic resistance from Democrats, the media and even some Republicans has made your accomplishments even more monumental," Gunasekara wrote. "I am increasingly concerned with the rhetoric from the far-left supportive of Venezuelan-style socialism, government take-overs and crony 'green new deals' that do little for the environment and threaten our economic success." **SNIP** Appearing on MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews, Nye said Gunasekara's environmental policies were "striking" given that she and her husband have two young kids who will "inherit the Earth." He noted that these children are going to have to interact with their mother, who has been a...
  • Bloomberg's cash financing 'overtly political' agendas in state AG offices, West Virginia's Morrisey claims

    02/19/2020 1:45:03 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/18/20 | Charles Creitz
    Billionaire Democrat Michael Bloomberg has bankrolled a network of climate-change lawyers who are operating out of the offices of attorneys general in liberal states, West Virginia state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey claimed Tuesday, calling the Bloomberg setup "absolutely outrageous." "[W]hat you are doing is, you're outsourcing who is running the government to people who are not accountable to the voters," Morrisey said during an appearance on Fox News' "The Ingraham Angle." "It's unacceptable on so many levels." There would be public and media outrage if a corporation like ExxonMobil decided to fund similar attorneys, but for the opposite reasons, Morrisey...
  • Where is homeless funding going?

    02/18/2020 7:13:50 PM PST · by GLH3IL · 24 replies
    The Times-Herald ^ | 02/18/2020 | Marissa Kendall
    Chiu’s bill comes as the state and local governments are ramping up their spending on homelessness, but the number of people on the street continues to rise. Gov. Gavin Newsom recently proposed spending more than $1 billion on homelessness in his 2020-21 budget, including $750 million to build housing for the homeless and help prevent struggling families from ending up on the streets. His last budget also included about $1 billion to fight homelessness — including $650 million for cities and counties. Meanwhile, the crisis keeps getting worse. The homeless population grew by 42% between 2017 and 2019 in San...
  • Albany Municipal Court going on 10-week suspension following embezzlement case(Albany, GA)

    02/18/2020 4:33:15 PM PST · by devane617 · 5 replies
    FOX31 ^ | 02/13/2020 | Ariel Mallory
    The Albany Municipal Court will be suspending nearly all of its operations at the end of this month in relation to allegations of money embezzlement.
  • FBI Raids James Biden-Tied Business

    02/17/2020 4:44:20 PM PST · by bitt · 51 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | 2/17/2020 | MARK HEMINGWAY
    FBI agents last month raided the home of the CEO of a bankrupt hospital chain and one of its hospitals in Pennsylvania in new signs of trouble for a company central to accusations of influence-peddling by James Biden, brother of former Vice President Joe Biden. The federal investigation was disclosed in documents filed this month by the acting U.S. trustee overseeing the bankruptcy case of Florida-based Americore Holdings, which is in the business of acquiring and managing rural hospitals. The filing in Kentucky by the federal trustee, Paul A. Randolph, seeks the appointment of a trustee specifically to oversee the...
  • Ilhan Omar Marriage Scandal Takes Major Turn After New Details Emerge

    02/17/2020 2:10:55 PM PST · by montag813 · 70 replies
    24News ^ | 02-17-2020 | Sheri Urban
    by Sheri Urban According to a new bombshell report, Omar’s campaign has been paying $250,000 to her ex, Ahmed Hirsi, for his silence on her affair with D.C. political consultant Tim Mynett. Federal Election Commissions records also show that Omar’s campaign has paid Tim Mynett’s fundraising company $500,000 in the last year alone. This is NOT the kind of scrutiny Omar wants, since the FBI announced it was investigating criminal allegations against her.
  • Climate change may eradicate 1/3 of animal and plant species in 50 years, study suggests (only 10.94 years left)

    02/16/2020 4:15:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 77 replies
    CBS 'News' ^ | 2/15/20 | LI COHEN
    In 50 years, Billie Eilish will be turning 69 years old, technology will likely be unrecognizable, and the world may have lost 1/3 of all its plant and animal species. A new study has found that warming temperatures will likely cause hundreds of species to go extinct. Researchers at the University of Arizona analyzed 538 plant and animal species from around the world, 44% of which already faced local extinctions in at least one area in the world. What they discovered is that the areas that suffered from species extinctions had "larger and faster changes in hottest yearly temperatures than...
  • Former Baltimore Mayor Pugh asks for 1 year, 1 day in prison for fraudulent book scheme

    02/15/2020 2:30:23 AM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Baltimore Sun via MSN ^ | 2/14/20 | Talia Richman and Kevin Rector
    BALTIMORE - Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has asked for a sentence of one year and one day in prison in relation to her guilty plea in the “Healthy Holly” book scandal that led to her fall from grace and resignation from office last year, with her attorneys arguing she has already suffered greatly. “Ms. Pugh has become a tragic figure - an inspiring person dedicated to helping her community who is now a disgraced, unemployed felon, and who has lost everything that she had,” her attorneys wrote in a sentencing memorandum Friday that included some redacted sections. “We submit...
  • Liberal Groups and High-Powered Lawyers Swarm Detroit to Keep Dead Voters on Rolls

    02/12/2020 2:16:39 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 20 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | FEBRUARY 12, 2020 4:30 PM | Joe Schoffstall
    Liberal groups and high-powered New York attorneys swooped into Detroit this week to help the city fight a lawsuit over its voter roll irregularities, which included thousands of deceased individuals appearing on the rolls. The League of Women Voters of Michigan and its Detroit chapter filed a motion to intervene on behalf of Detroit city clerk Janice Winfrey and Director of Elections George Azzouz. Winfrey and Azzouz were sued in December by the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), an election integrity group. The officials had ignored PILF's requests to inspect Detroit's voter registrations after the group discovered thousands of ineligible...
  • AWS wants depositions from Trump, Esper in JEDI lawsuit

    02/11/2020 3:22:54 PM PST · by spintreebob · 8 replies
    fedscoop ^ | 2-10-20 | Billy Mitchell
    Amazon Web Services is asking a federal claims court for depositions from President Donald Trump, as well as his current and former secretaries of Defense, as part of its bid protest of the Pentagon’s $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI). The cloud computing company claims there are gaps in the discovery information provided by the Department of Defense about its evaluation of JEDI bids and eventual award to Microsoft, according to court documents filed in the Court of Federal Claims in January but unsealed Monday. Seeking to supplement the record, AWS issued a number of requests for targeted additional...
  • Jussie Smollett Indicted on 6 Counts for Lying to Police!

    02/11/2020 3:21:35 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 30 replies
    Ovation Eddie 2 ^ | 11/2/20 | Chicago Police
    Flashback to Chicago Police Reaction!
  • Government Contractor Sentenced to 57 Months in Prison for $3.7 Million Procurement Fraud Scheme

    02/10/2020 2:47:02 PM PST · by ransomnote · 11 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | February 10, 2020 | DOJ
    Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, February 10, 2020 A former government contractor was sentenced to 57 months in prison today for his role in carrying out a $3.7 million scheme to defraud at least 35 subcontractors located across the United States.Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott of the Eastern District of California, Special Agent in Charge David A. House of the Department of Interior Office of Inspector General’s (DOI-OIG) Western Region Office of Investigations, Special Agent in Charge Ray Park of the...
  • The US Navy Quietly Shut Down its Task Force on Climate Change

    02/08/2020 1:15:16 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    What happened: The US Navy has dismantled its Task Force on Climate Change, which was designed to use the best available science to prepare naval leadership for global shifts in sea levels, melting ice sheets and ocean temperatures. The task force was shut down in March 2019 without a public announcement and climate change science and information has been scrubbed from the Department’s website. According to a Navy spokesperson the task force was “duplicative” and no longer needed, though the task force’s work has not been fully incorporated into the Navy’s decisionmaking process.Why it matters: The task force was designed to provide...
  • How Christine Lagarde, Clinton and Nuland Funded a Massive Ukrainian Ponzi Scheme

    02/08/2020 12:24:56 PM PST · by Clarence The One Eyed Lion · 15 replies
    Russia Insider ^ | Fri, Jul 5, 2019 | John Helmer
    How Christine Lagarde, Clinton and Nuland Funded a Massive Ukrainian Ponzi Scheme John Helmer Fri, Jul 5, 2019 | 3120 words 8,340 Comments The author is the longest serving foreign correspondent covering Russia. He published his fascinating memoirs in December of 2018. They are full of insights into what has really been going on in Moscow over the past 30 years. RI wrote about it here. He is the author of 12 books, 3 of them about Russia. When Igor Kolomoisky (image below, centre) financed anti-Russian units operating with the Ukrainian Army in the Ukrainian civil war, he was a staunch ally of Petro Poroshenko’s government in...