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  • Vandals Deface Vietnam War Memorial In Venice

    05/28/2016 11:19:39 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 44 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | May 27, 2016
    VENICE (CBSLA.com) — Vandals defaced a memorial to Vietnam war veterans in Venice – an awful sight on this Memorial Day weekend. Stewart Oscars welled up as he looked at the vandalized mural located on Pacific Avenue near Sunset Court. It was covered in graffiti from end to end. “This knocked me out. So sickening. Just sadness…think of all these people. They’re gone,” Oscars said. “I remember the Vietnam war and how friends went to war, and bodies came back. Somehow, it has to be taught that this is not a good idea. This is actually stupid.” The memorial was...
  • McAuliffe Invited Chinese Donor to Fundraiser at Hillary Clinton’s Home

    05/27/2016 1:29:35 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 51 replies
    freebeacon ^ | Natalie Johnson May 26, 2016 | Natalie Johnson
    Hillary Clinton met with the Chinese businessman at the center of a federal investigation into Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D.) during a 2013 fundraiser at her Washington, D.C. home, according to a Time report. Clinton shook hands with Wang Wenliang during the Sept. 30 event. Less than a month later, Wang would donate $500,000 to the Clinton Foundation, ultimately pledging a total of $2 million to the foundation throughout the year. McAuliffe, who was on the board of the Clinton Global Initiative, invited Wang to the fundraiser three weeks after one of the businessman’s companies, West Legend Corp., contributed $60,000...
  • Obama just got one giant step closer towards creating a national gun registry

    05/27/2016 12:34:49 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 27, 2016 | John R Lott Jr
    President Obama is taking a big step towards creating a national gun registry. Hawaii looks like it is about to provide the federal government with the list of all the gun owners in the state. Supposedly, keeping a list of gun owners’ names will enable the FBI to tell police if a gun owner ever gets arrested. But a national gun registry isn’t necessary to do this check. The FBI isn’t the only organization that can do background checks on already existing gun owners. Hawaii already has a gun registry, and can regularly run its list of names to see...
  • Trump's Brilliant Debate Idea

    05/27/2016 12:50:21 PM PDT · by onyx · 33 replies
    EIB - RUSH LIMBAUGH SHOW ^ | May 27, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: You know, this Hillary email stuff, she's just looking like an idiot here now as she tries to explain all this stuff away. She's keeping it alive. It's not going away. They're not gonna be able to get rid of this, no matter what happens with the nomination, convention. Throughout the whole campaign it's gonna be dragging along. And what a brilliant idea. I don't know if Trump even knows how brilliant the idea he has is to debate Crazy Bernie. You talk about a brilliant idea. JOHNNY DONOVAN: And now, from sunny south Florida, it's Open Line Friday!...
  • 41 Secret Service Agents Disciplined Over Congressman's Personnel File Leak

    05/27/2016 7:16:11 AM PDT · by Enchante · 56 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 26, 2016 | PIERRE THOMAS and JACK CLOHERTY
    A Department of Homeland Security (DHS) investigation into the U.S. Secret Service’s disclosure of the personnel files of Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) has resulted in discipline for 41 agents. The leaker has also resigned, according to a statement by DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson. The conduct of 57 Secret Service personnel was reviewed, including 11 in the Senior Executive Service level, the highest levels of government. Of those, 41 are receiving some level of discipline....
  • Trump and Sanders whip up debate buzz (Trump: will donate debate fee to women's charity...<snicker>)

    05/27/2016 6:46:08 AM PDT · by quesney · 119 replies
    Trump priced the debate, saying it would generate somewhere between $10 million and $15 million, and he suggested a women’s health organization should receive the money.
  • Bill Clinton’s Personal Aide — With No Security Clearance — Operated Hillary’s Email Server

    05/26/2016 10:08:44 PM PDT · by Enchante · 38 replies
    DickMorris.com ^ | 05/26/16 | Dick Morris
    ... Cooper obviously had the authority, access, and ability to access and shut down the server used by State Department employees, diplomats, and ambassadors to communicate with the Secretary of State. And apparently the server was also used by Bill Clinton’s aides for his business, as we reported last September. The Clintons are very interested in Cooper’s legal issues. Columnist Monica Crowley reported that the Clintons are now paying Cooper’s legal bills. That’s interesting, isn’t it? The “all in the family” approach of the Clintons to the operation of the private server makes a mockery of security. Not only could...
  • Judge orders video of Hillary Clinton aide’s email testimony sealed (Transcripts released)

    05/26/2016 4:53:54 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 53 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 26, 2016 | Stephan Dinan
    A federal judge on Thursday ordered that the videotape of Hillary Clinton’s former chief of staff giving a deposition later this week be sealed so it can’t be used in political attacks against the former secretary of state and likely Democratic presidential nominee. Judge Emmett G. Sullivan said the transcript will be made public, so the public will know what Cheryl Mills says. He said it was “unnecessary” to have the video released. He extended that order to all of the depositions being taken in the open-records case, which also applies to Mrs. Clinton’s closest personal aide, Huma Abedin. Neither...
  • ABC, CBS, Fox News Express Interest in Trump-Sanders Debate

    05/26/2016 4:28:00 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 71 replies
    Variety ^ | May 26, 2016 | 03:05PM PT | Daniel Holloway
    ABC, CBS and Fox News have expressed interest in hosting a debate between presidential candidates Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. Sources with knowledge of the situation told Variety that CBS News and Fox News have been in contact with the campaigns about a possible debate. A Fox News spokesperson confirmed that the network has been involved in talks. Meanwhile, a spokesperson for ABC News told Variety, “I can tell you we’re always interested in more opportunities to hear from the candidates.” The idea of a debate between Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, and Sanders, who trails frontrunner Hillary Clinton in...
  • Insurers Seek Big Premium Boosts

    05/26/2016 2:27:12 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 25 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 25, 2016 | LOUISE RADNOFSKY
    Big health plans stung by losses in the first few years of the U.S. health law’s implementation are seeking hefty premium increases for individual plans sold through insurance exchanges in more than a dozen states. The insurers’ proposed rates for individual coverage in states that have made their 2017 requests public largely bear out health plans’ grim predictions about their challenges under the health-care overhaul. According to the insurers’ filings with regulators, large plans in states including New York, Pennsylvania and Georgia are seeking to raise rates by 20% or more. In states such as Florida and Maryland, insurers are...
  • Austria launches probe into vote irregularities (Warning: It Could Happen Here)

    05/26/2016 2:25:50 PM PDT · by quesney · 26 replies
    Five voting districts are being investigated in Austria over postal vote irregularities in the close-run presidential election, the interior minister has announced. Allegations of fraud arose from the far-right Freedom party (FPÖ) of defeated candidate Norbert Hofer, after the Green candidate Alexander Van der Bellen just scrapped ahead with 31,000 votes when the postal ballot was counted. The Villach branch of FPÖ lodged a complaint with the country’s corruption prosecutor over the Carinthia council counting votes on Sunday and not Monday like in the rest of the country. Speaking on Austrian TV, Freedom Party leader Heinz Christan Strache said, “The...
  • Possible electoral fraud in Austrian presidential election

    05/26/2016 1:52:44 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 26, 2016 | Sierra Rayne
    As the days go by, the results of the Austrian presidential election get more suspicious. According to the official results, the far-left candidate Alexander Van der Bellen defeated Norbert Hofer from the Freedom Party of Austria by just 31,000 votes, 50.35% to 49.65%. The lights were already blinking red on the day the results were being released. Writing for Breitbart soon thereafter, James Delingpole didn't mince words and called the election a sham: We were continually assured by the left-liberal media how awful it would be if the (supposed) "far-right" candidate Norbert Hofer won. But actually the victory of Green...
  • In testimony, former confidant links Fattah to crimes ['Rat corruption trial in Philly][

    05/26/2016 1:16:32 PM PDT · by Enchante · 8 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | May 25, 2016 | Jeremy Roebuck, Staff Writer
    For Fattah's failed bid in 2007 to become mayor of Philadelphia, Naylor said, he distributed $200,000 in cash on Election Day from a fund that now lies at the heart of the Justice Department's racketeering conspiracy case. Another top strategist on the campaign, Thomas Lindenfeld, already has testified that he took out a $1 million loan from then-Sallie Mae CEO Al Lord at Fattah's encouragement. Because the donation exceeded city campaign-contribution limits, the loan was made to Lindenfeld's Washington political consulting firm and did not appear on the congressman's campaign filings.
  • Mister 1,237: North Dakota delegate puts Trump over the top (Thanks ND John)

    05/26/2016 11:28:26 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 27 replies
    US news ^ | May 26, 2016 | Stephen Ohlemacher
    John Trandem wanted to be the delegate who would put Donald Trump over the top, giving him enough delegates to clinch the Republican presidential nomination.
  • Trump: GOP will become 'worker's party' under me

    05/26/2016 9:41:19 AM PDT · by Abiotic · 107 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/26/16 | Nick Glass
    Under a President Donald Trump, the Republican Party would become a different one, a broad, populist coalition focused on workers who have gone too long without a raise and on social programs the party establishment has long seen as anathema to its long-term success. “Love the question,” Trump said in response to a question from Bloomberg Businessweek's Joshua Green in a profile of Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus published Thursday. The article bears the headline, "How to Get Trump Elected When He’s Wrecking Everything You Built." “Five, 10 years from now — different party. You’re going to have a...
  • Trump to speak on clinching nomination

    05/26/2016 8:41:12 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 98 replies
    Donald Trump has announced plans to hold a victory news conference in just over an hour in Bismarck, North Dakota (it’s the capital), where Guardian politics reporter Ben Jacobs is laying in wait. DT Jr celebrates victory: — Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) May 26, 2016 1237 ✔️
  • Obama: The World ‘Rattled’ by Donald Trump

    05/26/2016 7:49:30 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 May 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    President Barack Obama admitted that world leaders were “surprised” and “rattled” by the political rise of Donald Trump. “I think it’s fair to say that they are surprised by the Republican nominee. They are not sure how seriously to take some of his pronouncements, but they’re rattled by him, and for good reason,” he said. “Because a lot of the proposals that he’s made display either ignorance of world affairs or a cavalier attitude or an interest in getting tweets and headlines instead of actually thinking through what it is that is required to keep America safe and secure and...
  • Brad Thor and Glenn Beck Advocate Assassination of Trump

    05/26/2016 6:36:31 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 84 replies
    Dangerandplay.com ^ | 5-25-2016 | MIKE CERNOVICH
    Today on Glenn Beck’s show, author Brad Thor advocated the assassination of Donald Trump: "I am about to suggest something very bad…. With the feckless, spineless Congress we have, who will stand in the way of Donald Trump overstepping his constitutional authority as President? If Congress won’t remove him from office, what patriot will step up and do that? … I don’t think there is a legal means available. I think it will be a terrible, terrible position the American people will be in to get Trump out of office, because you won’t be able to do it through Congress.”...
  • Donald Trump: Democrats ‘Going to Slip Joe Biden In’

    05/25/2016 6:09:06 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 118 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 25 May 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump suggested the Democrats are going to slip Vice President Joe Biden in as the Democrat’s nominee if Hillary Clinton isn’t able to run because of her email scandal. “She had a little bad news today from some reports [that] came down that weren’t so good,” Trump told more than 3,000 of his supporters at his campaign rally Wednesday afternoon at the Anaheim, California at the Convention Center. “Inspector General’s report — not good.” Trump was referencing an Inspector General (IG) report, which concluded that Clinton “failed to seek legal approval for her use of a...
  • Target boycott has directly cost company $9.2 billion in market cap to date

    Target's weak store sales and its expectations for this quarter, released Wednesday, pushed shares down 9 percent in morning trading. Shares of almost every retailer followed suit in what is shaping up to be a miserable year ... Shares of J.C. Penney, Kohl's, Macy's and Nordstrom fell as well. Shares of Wal-Mart, which reports earnings on Thursday, fell almost 4 percent
  • Democrats reportedly discuss dropping DNC chair Wasserman Schultz

    05/25/2016 2:28:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 25, 2016
    Democrats on Capitol Hill have discussed the possiblity of removing Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz from her position prior to the party's national convention this summer in Philadelphia. According to The Hill, some Democrats believe that Wasserman Schultz's ongoing battles with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders have made her too divisive a figure to unite the party ahead of this fall's election campaign. "There have been a lot of meetings over the past 48 hours about what color plate do we deliver Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s head on," one Democratic senator who supports frontrunner Hillary Clinton told The Hill. "I...
  • Milo Mayhem: Activists Storm Stage, Threaten Milo Yiannopoulis at DePaul Event (Liberal Fascism)

    05/25/2016 8:59:30 AM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 62 replies
    A Milo Yiannopoulos’ event at DePaul University had to be cut short Tuesday night after protesters stormed the stage, blew whistles, grabbed the microphone out of the interviewer’s hand, and threatened to punch Yiannopoulos in the face.
  • State Dept. inspector general report sharply criticizes Clinton’s email practices

    05/25/2016 8:31:19 AM PDT · by McGruff · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 25, 2016 | Rosalind S. Helderman and Tom Hamburger
    The State Department’s independent watchdog has issued a highly critical analysis of Hillary Clinton’s email practices while running the department, concluding that she failed to seek legal approval for her use of a private email server and that department staff would not have given its blessing because of the “security risks in doing so.” The inspector general, in a long awaited review obtained Wednesday by The Washington Post in advance of its publication, found that Clinton’s use of private email for public business was “not an appropriate method” of preserving documents and that her practices failed to comply with department...
  • (Senator)Barrasso: Obamacare Deductibles So High, No One Gets to Use the Insurance

    05/25/2016 7:51:08 AM PDT · by xzins · 88 replies
    CNS ^ | May 25, 2016 | Susan Jones
    The Department of Health and Human Services insists that the Affordable Care Act not only expanded health insurance to many more Americans, but it also "made everyone's insurance better." But some Republicans are asking, what good is the health insurance if sky-high deductibles mean you never get to use it? The Democrats' Affordable Care Act is a mandate -- "not to get care, but to get coverage," Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) said on Tuesday. "And many people are finding the coverage is not at all of value to them because they can't get care. Either...their doctors don't take Obamacare or...
  • Report: Clinton did not comply with State Dept. records policies

    05/25/2016 7:31:39 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 76 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 5/25/2016 | Sun-Times Staff
    A report by the State Department’s inspector general has concluded that Hillary Clinton did not comply with the agency’s policies on records, Politico is reporting. The report was released to lawmakers on Wednesday. It also revealed that Clinton and her top aides chose not to cooperate with the inspector general’s review, though current Secretary of State John Kerry and several predecessors were interviewed. A copy of the report was obtained by POLITICO. While it concludes there are “longstanding, systemic weaknesses” with State Department records — weaknesses that “go well beyond the tenure of any one Secretary of State,” it specifically...
  • Ohio Valedictorian Defies Controversy: Leads Class in Lord's Prayer [VIDEO]

    05/25/2016 6:48:47 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 66 replies
    CBN News ^ | 5-24-2016
    The 70-year tradition of singing the Lord's Prayer during a high school graduation was nearly eliminated by the nation's largest atheist group. The valedictorian chose to deliver it anyway. Traditionally, the Lord's Prayer was sung by East Liverpool's choir and was considered a significant part of their graduation ceremony. When the Freedom Foundation for Separation of Church and State claimed East Liverpool school's tradition was a violation, school administrators chose to oblige their wishes, cancelling the song, avoiding a legal battle. Larry Walton, school board president said the decision not to fight against the atheist group was a basic matter...
  • The Muslim World is a Permanent Refugee Crisis-It’s never going to stop unless we shut the door

    05/25/2016 4:38:10 AM PDT · by SJackson · 40 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 5-25-16 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Muslim World is a Permanent Refugee Crisis It’s never going to stop unless we shut the door. May 25, 2016 Daniel Greenfield    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. Forget the Syrian Civil War for a moment. Even without the Sunnis and Shiites competing to give each other machete haircuts every sunny morning, there would still be a permanent Muslim refugee crisis.  The vast majority of civil wars over the last ten years have taken place in Muslim countries. Muslim countries are also some of...
  • LIVE STREAM:Wednesday,5/25/2016 Trump rally in Anaheim, CA Anaheim Convention Center 12:00PM PDT.

    05/25/2016 1:58:48 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 532 replies
    Wednesday, May 25, 2016: Live stream of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Anaheim, CA at the Anaheim Convention Center beginning at 12:00 PM PDT. Anaheim, CA Anaheim Convention Center beginning at 12:00 PM PDT.
  • Donald Trump wins Washington primary

    05/24/2016 8:47:07 PM PDT · by Innovative · 104 replies
    CNN ^ | May 24, 2016 | Eric Bradner,
    Donald Trump moved closer to clinching the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday by winning the Washington primary. With 68% of the vote in, Trump had 76% support, with the rest going to former rivals who have since departed the GOP contest.
  • SHOTS FIRED at TRUMP RALLY in New Mexico – FIRES SET OFF (VIDEO)

    05/24/2016 8:32:04 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 94 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 24, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    SHOTS WERE FIRED At the Albuquerque Convention Center on Tuesday night as Republican nominee Donald Trump was holding a rally. PROTESTERS ALSO THREW FIREBOMBS AT POLICE — ONE VENDOR HAD HIS TABLE SET ON FIRE! The shots broke glass in the building.
  • State Dept. sets single-day record for Syrian refugee approvals, renewing security fears

    05/24/2016 4:43:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 72 replies
    washington times ^ | 5/24/2016 | Stephen Dinan
    The State Department admitted 80 Syrian refugees on Tuesday and 225 on Monday, setting a new single-day record, as President Obama surges to try to meet his target of 10,000 approvals this year — sparking renewed fears among security experts who say corners are being cut to meet a political goal. Officials insisted they’re moving faster because they’re getting better at screening, and say they’re still running all the traps on applicants. But the new spike in numbers is stunning, with more people accepted on Monday alone than were approved in the entire months of January or February.
  • Dem Lawmakers Introduce Legislation To Ban A President Trump From Banning Muslims

    05/24/2016 2:54:22 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 75 replies
    Trump.News ^ | May 23, 2016 | Jon E. Dougherty
    (Freedom.news) Despite the fact that presidents generally have the authority to ban anyone from entering the U.S., for a host of reasons, a group of Democratic lawmakers wants to change that authority in a bid to preempt a President Donald Trump from doing what he thinks is best for U.S. national security. On the campaign trail Trump has called for a temporary ban on admitting anyone from Muslim-dominated countries with known terrorist entities at least until U.S. intelligence and Homeland Security officials find a way to properly vet these individuals. In the case of Syria, for example, the government is...
  • News anchor booed at graduation ceremony for anti-Trump remarks, speaking Spanish

    05/24/2016 2:04:39 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 109 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | May 24, 2016
    A commencement ceremony turned unruly over the weekend when the keynote speaker, María Elena Salinas, one of the most prominent journalists in Spanish-language news in the U.S., underscored the achievement of the Latinos among graduates and made some remarks in Spanish. Non-Latino graduates and their guests at California State University, Fullerton’s College of Communications booed the Univision anchor and yelled at her to leave the stage, according to a student who was at the ceremony. In social media posts following the incident, the Peabody Award-winning journalist said she didn’t notice the uproar and chalked it up to "sad racism on...
  • Tracking kids via microchip

    05/24/2016 12:44:04 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 45 replies
    NBC WFLA ^ | 05/13/2016 | Melanie Michael
    "“If it’ll save my kid, there’s no stuff that’s too extreme,” she told us. “Micro-chipping would be an extra layer of protection, if something bad does happen.” However, Steffany is in the minority, when it comes to the Tampa Bay Moms Group in which she’s involved. “I’m definitely the odd mom out,” she told us. “But, I stand by my opinion. I think Microchipping, is a good thing.” The topic has come up from time to time within the popular group of Bay Area mothers, and Steffany’s stance on the controversial issue has been extremely unpopular, she admits. She maintains...
  • Memorial Day crosses honoring fallen soldiers removed from public property after complaint

    05/24/2016 10:48:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 24, 2016
    A Memorial Day display featuring crosses to honor fallen soldiers was removed from public property in Georgia after someone questioned whether the soldiers were all Christian. The 79 white, handmade crosses posted on public property along state Highway 92 in Hiram, Ga., were meant to represent the 79 Paulding County residents who died in America’s wars, according to town officials. But the crosses were abruptly taken down last Friday after someone called Hiram City Hall questioning whether the cross is an appropriate symbol for the memorial. Hiram Mayor Teresa Philyaw said the cross display, which she approved and planned, was...
  • White House Declares May 23-27 'Extreme Heat Week'

    05/24/2016 10:06:02 AM PDT · by PROCON · 54 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | May 24, 2016 | Eric Scheiner
    (CNSNews.com) - As part of its efforts to address climate change the Obama administration has designated May 23-27, 2016, as Extreme Heat Week. According to the White House, the five-day span is dedicated to having federal agencies work with communities to “enhance preparedness for extreme heat events.” In recognition, the government has launched the National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) website this week. The website was created through a joint effort by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). “NIHHIS is an integrated system that builds understanding of the...
  • ABC poll: Trump surge due to massive 36% millennial swing

    05/24/2016 6:50:28 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 99 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 5/23/2016 | Ron Meyer
    A shocking new poll from ABC News reveals Hillary Clinton is losing to Donald Trump nationwide 46 percent to 44 percent. That’s an 11 percent shift from March, when Trump trailed Clinton by 9 points. What was the biggest driver in this shift in the polls? Surprisingly, it’s young voters. Clinton’s support among young voters ages 18 to 29 has dropped 19 percent since March — and Trump has gained 17 percent support from the same demographic. That’s a 36 percent swing. While Clinton leads Trump in the demographic 45 to 42 percent, this margin in the general election would...
  • Trump: Hillary Can’t Say She Cares About Women While Importing Radical Refugees to America

    05/24/2016 4:29:21 AM PDT · by detective · 13 replies
    Donald Trump blasted Hillary Clinton’s “radical” immigration position on Sunday. Rasmussen polling shows that only 4% of American women support Clinton’s Middle East migration proposal.
  • Head of TSA security fired over 'mismanagement'

    05/23/2016 4:55:13 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 46 replies
    KOMO.com (Seattle) ^ | May 23, 2016 | Sinclair Broadcast Group
    The head of the Transportation Security Administration's security division was fired Monday for "mismanagement," according to the House Oversight Committee.
  • First ‘Clinton Cash’ Domino to Fall: FBI Investigating Hillary Bagman Terry McAuliffe

    05/23/2016 4:47:16 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 May 2016
    Close Clinton operative Terry McAuliffe is under federal investigation for campaign contributions from a Chinese billionaire who has also donated $2 million to the Clinton Foundation. From CNN: Virginia Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe is the subject of an ongoing investigation by the FBI and prosecutors from the Justice Department’s public integrity unit, U.S. officials briefed on the probe say. As part of the probe, the officials said, investigators have scrutinized McAuliffe’s time as a board member of the Clinton Global Initiative, a vehicle of the charitable foundation set up by former President Bill Clinton. There’s no allegation that the foundation...
  • VA secretary: Disney doesn't measure wait times, so why should VA?

    05/23/2016 11:24:16 AM PDT · by Mariner · 82 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 23rd, 2016 | By Sarah Westwood
    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald on Monday compared the length of time veterans wait to receive health care at the VA to the length of time people wait for rides at Disneyland, and said his agency shouldn't use wait times as a measure of success because Disney doesn't either. "When you got to Disney, do they measure the number of hours you wait in line? Or what's important? What's important is, what's your satisfaction with the experience?" McDonald said Monday during a Christian Science Monitor breakfast with reporters. "And what I would like to move to, eventually, is that kind...
  • Vietnam Arms Embargo to Be Fully Lifted, Obama Says in Hanoi

    05/23/2016 10:56:23 AM PDT · by Innovative · 47 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 23, 2016 | GARDINER HARRIS
    HANOI, Vietnam — The United States is rescinding a decades-old ban on sales of lethal military equipment to Vietnam, President Obama announced at a news conference in Hanoi on Monday, ending one of the last legal vestiges of the Vietnam War. “The decision to lift the ban was not based on China or any other considerations,” he said, with the Vietnamese president, Tran Dai Quang, standing stiffly by his side. “It was based on our desire to complete what has been a lengthy process of moving toward normalization with Vietnam.”
  • Officer Edward Nero acquitted in Freddie Gray case

    05/23/2016 10:50:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    We’ve been expecting this news for a while and now it’s official. The bench trial for Baltimore Police Officer Edward Nero – he of the Freddie Gray case – has come to a close and Nero was found not guilty on all charges. NBC News has the breaking story with ongoing updates One of the six officers charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray was found not guilty on all counts in Baltimore on Monday.Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams cleared Officer Edward Nero of charges of assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment.Nero, 30, was one of two...
  • Islamic State aims to destroy Israel, ‘liberate’ Jerusalem with Sinai Peninsula terrorist force

    05/23/2016 10:33:20 AM PDT · by Mr. M.J.B. · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/22/2016 | Rowan Scarborough
    With a media blitz, the Islamic State has set its sights on Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula as the next shot at expanding its empire and establishing a base from which to attack neighboring Israel.
  • Hersheypark Announces Commitment to Allowing Men Who Identify as Women to Use Women’s Restrooms

    05/23/2016 8:40:02 AM PDT · by Watcher67 · 141 replies
    Christian News ^ | May 22, 2016 | Heather Clark
    HERSHEY, Pa. — A Pennsylvania amusement park that is a popular attraction for families with children has announced that its internal policies allow visitors and employees to use the restroom that correlates with their “gender identity.” Hersheypark officials released a statement on Friday outlining that its restroom accommodations have already been in place and will continue. “We recognize that the more perspectives we have within our company, the more welcoming we are to all those who visit and seek employment here,” said Public Relations Manager Kathy Burrows. “In fact, our company has four core values, one of which is ‘respectful...
  • Why all the Hillary haters?

    05/23/2016 7:22:12 AM PDT · by Mariner · 104 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | May 23rd, 2015 | By Jack Ohman
    In this year of political rage, one aspect that baffles me somewhat is the absolute, electrified, apoplectic, blurred-vision hatred of Hillary Clinton. Nor do I get the similar outrage expressed about President Barack Obama, who in Comment Section World makes Donald Trump look like a lovable Disney character. I can only ascribe this Rage Against the Clinton Machine to misogyny. Yeah. I said it (send enraged emails to my boss, Dan Morain at dmorain@sacbee.com). Looking back on political figures, I can truly say that there are only a handful of people I could really get vein-popping angry about. â–Ş Sarah...
  • The Roanoke College Poll: Clinton and Trump tied in Virginia

    05/23/2016 7:21:31 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 37 replies
    Yahoo!!! ^ | May 23, 2016 | Yahoo!!!
    ROANOKE, Va., May 23, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Likely presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are tied in Virginia with each garnering the support of 38 percent of likely voters, according to The Roanoke College Poll. While only 11 percent of likely voters said they are undecided, another 11 percent said they would vote for someone else and 2 percent stated they would not vote if Clinton and Trump were their only choices. Both candidates are significantly "under water" with regard to favorable/unfavorable opinions. The Roanoke College Poll interviewed 610 likely voters in Virginia between May 9 and May 17...
  • Possible Conflict at Heart of Clinton Foundation

    05/22/2016 9:55:54 PM PDT · by Innovative · 84 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 22, 2016 | ALBERT R. HUNT
    The Clinton Foundation, which has done a number of good works over the past 15 years, would appear to present an inherent conflict of interest should Mrs. Clinton become president, and possibly does even now with her as a candidate. Mrs. Clinton has suggested that if she is elected, the foundation — which collects contributions from wealthy interests, including foreign governments — would continue basically as is. “If Bill seeks to raise large sums of money from donors who also have an interest in U.S. policy, the public will rightly question whether the grants affected United States foreign policy,” said...
  • Obama Braces for Donald Trump Questions From World Leaders

    05/22/2016 8:13:21 PM PDT · by Innovative · 51 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 22, 2016 | GARDINER HARRIS
    Officially, the top world leaders who gather Thursday at the Group of 7 summit meeting will talk about shared concerns, like global trade or the Islamic State. But their private discussions are likely to cover a topic that is not on the agenda: Donald J. Trump. President Obama now hears questions in his meetings with world leaders about whether Mr. Trump has a realistic shot at becoming president. For months, Mr. Obama has answered those questions with an emphatic “no.” But this week’s summit meeting in Japan is the first among major allies since Mr. Trump moved decisively toward securing...
  • Trump Now Leading In National Poll Averages

    05/22/2016 3:41:00 PM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 52 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 05/22/16 | Ricardo R. Galvan
    Trump Now Leading In National Poll Averages Ricardo R. Galvan Sunday, May 22, 2016 Despite claims by the media that Trump would likely lose the election against Hillary (while absurdly claiming that John Kasich performed the best in a head on fight with Clinton), the RCP average of national polls now gives Trump a slight edge. The Hill reports: Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump has overtaken Democratic front-runnerHillary Clinton in an average of head-to-head national polls, according to the RealClearPolitics average of polls.Trump leads Clinton by 0.2 percentage points, 43.4 percent to 43.2 percent in the average, overtaking the...