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  • EXCLUSIVE: McCabe’s FBI Tried to Re-engage Christopher Steele After Comey Was Fired

    01/15/2019 7:49:16 AM PST · by Red Badger · 10 replies
    www.theepochtimes.com ^ | January 14, 2019 Updated: January 15, 2019 | By Jeff Carlson
    In the days following the firing of FBI Director James Comey by President Donald Trump, the FBI, under Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, sought to re-engage with former MI6 spy and author of the Steele dossier, Christopher Steele. The FBI’s attempts to re-engage Steele, who had been fired by the FBI six months earlier for breaking protocol by talking to reporters, were soon thwarted by the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller. McCabe appears to have been blindsided by the appointment of Mueller, who was appointed as special counsel on May 17, 2017, the day after a meeting with Trump...
  • Thirty Democrat Lawmakers Vacation In PR While Federal Employees Remain Unpaid

    01/13/2019 2:02:19 PM PST · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 36 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | January 13, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    President Trump is working around the clock during the government shutdown trying to negotiate with Pelosi and Schumer to secure border wall funding. The Democrats however, are partying at a beach resort in Puerto Rico on day 22 of the government shutdown. The Democrats don’t care about the 800,000 federal workers who are currently not receiving a paycheck. Democrat Senator Bob Menendez was spotted hanging out with a bikini-clad “colleague” on the beach in Puerto Rico three weeks into the shutdown without a care in the world. The Hispanic Caucus of liberal Democrats is holding their retreat at a posh...
  • Puerto Ricans may have elected Rick Scott and other midterm surprises

    11/26/2018 4:22:45 AM PST · by cll · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/24/2018 | Reid Wilson
    The narratives of the midterm elections were set when suburban voters turned against President Trump, women racked up record numbers of electoral wins and Republicans dominated rural states and counties. But dive deeper into the results and some more surprising storylines emerge, from familial ties to long shot candidates, expanding suburbs and new battlegrounds. Here are the overlooked stories that didn’t get enough coverage after the polls closed. Did Puerto Ricans elect Rick Scott? When Hurricane Maria left Puerto Rico devastated in 2017, almost 400,000 of the island’s residents moved to the mainland. Many of them landed in Florida, where...
  • Michael Jordan returns home, meets with hurricane victims

    11/20/2018 8:17:39 PM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 4 replies
    WRALTV - AP ^ | 11/20/18 | STEVE REED
    WILMINGTON, N.C. — Stephanie Parker isn't quite sure how her family of six would have managed the last two months without the help of Michael Jordan and the American Red Cross following Hurricane Florence. So when Parker met Jordan on Tuesday she couldn't hold back giving the owner of the NBA's Charlotte Hornets a big hug and a thank you. "It means he hasn't forgotten," Parker told The Associated Press about Jordan's visit to Wilmington, North Carolina. "It means we are important." Jordan returned to his hometown wearing North Carolina Tar Heels blue and met with some hurricane victims, many...
  • Price Gouging During a Natural Disaster

    10/24/2018 11:22:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 24, 2018 | Walter E. Williams
    Thirteen states -- Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia -- have enacted laws to combat what is seen as price gouging in the wake of natural disasters. Price gouging is legally defined as charging 10 to 25 percent more for something than you charged for it during the month before an emergency. Sellers convicted of price gouging face prison terms and fines. Price gouging in the wake of natural disasters is often seen as evil exploitation by sellers to rip off desperate customers. Let's hold off on that...
  • Intensifying Hurricane Willa Headed Directly Toward 10,000 Migrant Caravan Path

    10/22/2018 11:47:16 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 71 replies
    News Intensifying Hurricane Willa Headed Directly Toward 10,000 Migrant Caravan Path Update 10/22: Hurricane Willa, as reported by the National Hurricane Center, is now a Category 5 hurricane.It appears that the migrant caravan, which has been reported to upward of 10,000 strong, might run into some extra trouble on their march to seek American asylum. A massive hurricane (named Willa) is set to cross the path that the migrants will eventually cross. There’s also a slightly smaller disturbance named Vincente to the south of Willa that meteorologists say will be consumed by the massively growing Willa, but will still...
  • 'Potentially catastrophic' Hurricane Willa takes aim at Mexico as a Category 5 storm

    10/22/2018 12:48:22 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 100 replies
    ABC News ^ | 22 Oct 18 | Max Golembo
    Hurricane Willa strengthened to a powerful Category 5 storm Monday morning, taking aim at the Mexican coast and threatening to deliver life-threatening storm surge, wind and rain. Now packing 160 mph winds, some strengthening was still possible for the storm Monday, making Willa "potentially catastrophic" for Mexico, the National Hurricane Center warned. It's expected to weaken when it makes landfall Tuesday but is forecast to bring large waves, dangerous storm surge, gusty winds and heavy rain. Mexico will begin to feel the impacts of Willa late Tuesday morning. The storm is forecast to make landfall south of Mazatlan Tuesday night...
  • Hurricane Willa Threatens Migrant Caravan: Storm Due to Hit Mexico, Experts Warn

    10/22/2018 5:18:58 AM PDT · by JonnyFive · 68 replies
    NN ^ | 10/22/18 | Jay Greenberg
    As the migrant caravan re-forms in Mexico, swelling to a massive 7,000 strong herd following a dramatic storm of the Guatemala-Mexican border over the weekend, the army of immigrants now faces a new threat from Hurricane Willa as it makes it's way to the United States Southern Border. Forecasters are now warning that the "extremely dangerous" category 4 storm will make landfall on Tuesday/Wednesday and is heading for the path that the migrant caravan will eventually cross as it pushes toward the US seeking American asylum.
  • Hurricane making its way toward Mexico gains strength

    10/21/2018 3:01:53 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 59 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/10/18
    Hurricane Willa, which is making its way toward Mexico’s Pacific coast, gained strength on Sunday and is now a Category 3 hurricane, the US National Hurricane Center said. The hurricane had maximum sustained winds of about 115 miles per hour and additional strengthening is expected over the next day, it added. Willa is expected to become a dangerous Category 4 hurricane by Sunday night or Monday...
  • FBI agents raid San Juan government offices as part of investigation into fraud, corruption

    10/18/2018 7:24:45 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 18, 2018 | Barnini Chakraborty
    FBI agents this week raided the municipal offices in San Juan, Puerto Rico – rooting through documents and seizing digital records as part of a widespread investigation into fraud and obstruction of justice charges tied to the city government. San Juan’s purchasing division was the target of the raid. And while FBI special agent Douglas Leff did not implicate Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz in the raid, he did tell local media that “we are going to follow the investigation where it leads us.”Cruz tweeted Tuesday that she has instructed city officials to cooperate with federal authorities and said, “If someone...
  • Good News: Waffle House Food Truck Feeds Hurricane Victims

    10/18/2018 7:43:16 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    The diner chain has its food truck in Panama City and they’re giving out free, tasty food to residents and relief workers. The beloved Southern eatery is known for staying open and cutting prices during hurricanes and they’ve been feeding hungry folks there for days from their truck. Waffle House has been tweeting photos of people lined up at the food truck, along with their location for the day and the hashtag, "#ScatteredSmotheredandRecover.
  • Election Changes Urged in Storm-Ravaged Areas

    10/17/2018 3:30:09 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 3 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | 17 October 2018 | Jim Turner News Service of Florida
    Okaloosa County Okaloosa County Supervisor of Elections Paul Lux, who serves as president of the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections, wants the state to consider changes for the general election --- from emailed vote-by-mail ballots to combining precincts --- to help people directly affected by Hurricane Michael. Noting polling places may not be available and that some poll workers might not have returned to their homes, Lux in an email Sunday to Secretary of State Ken Detzner urged the creation of “mega-precincts” for election day. Detzner, the state’s chief elections official, advised Lux he wanted to hear firsthand...
  • Why the plane loss at Tindall AFB ? (Vanity)

    10/16/2018 3:16:15 PM PDT · by llevrok · 58 replies
    10/16/2018 | Me
    I am no military vet, so this is perhaps a naive question - A number of planes at Tindall were left on base and suffered partial or full damage. Some were F22's, no small loss. Why were not all planes flown out the day before when it was obvious this was going to be ground zero for Hurricane Michael or near it? Were they hanger queens and not flight ready? Or were there not the crews ready to fly them out? It seems strange to me so many flying assets were left back.
  • My Weekend Trip to Panama City, FL

    10/15/2018 8:33:46 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    On The Ground Report | 10/15/2018 | Red Badger
    Saturday morning my wife and I took off from Fort Walton Beach on our motorcycles to go to Panama City and check on my sister and her family and my wife's cousin and her family. We had not heard much info from either of them since Wednesday, when Hurricane Michael hit, just that they were 'safe' and everybody was alive, thanks be to God Almighty. On the way, down Highway 98, we saw convoys of people, possibly church groups, in pick-ups full of bottled water and other such necessities. We saw many, many work trucks for tree services from as...
  • Bible spared by Hurricane Michael

    10/15/2018 1:39:13 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 8 replies
    ABC 3 WearTV ^ | Oct 15, 2018 | Mike Magnoli
    MEXICO BEACH, Fla. One family returning to their home following Michael found whole walls missing and part of their roof blown off. Marla Wood is an accountant from Atlanta. Her vacation home, close to loved ones, is nestled just across from the ocean on Highway 98 in Mexico Beach. Her husband’s family owns the Driftwood Inn, which was wiped out, but Marla’s mother-in-law’s bible was unscathed! It was one of the few things Hurricane Michael didn’t destroy. Marla was on the internet back in Geogia before getting the car to drive to Florida. She had a five-hour drive to brace...
  • Looting leads to deadly shooting in Panama City

    10/14/2018 1:25:13 PM PDT · by kevcol · 46 replies
    WPMI ^ | October 14, 2018 | Rachael Wilkerson
    Looting lead to a deadly shooting overnight in Panama City. Witness Landon Swett said a man tried to steal a police car. "He yelled at me a little bit. He said, oh I’m looting and he opened the door to the police officer’s SUV with the lights going, got in it and shut the door,” said Swett. That's when Swett took his family to safety. Moments later, shots were fired.
  • Photos of the Devastation Left by Hurricane Michael (Incredible/HORRIBLE)

    10/13/2018 10:59:15 AM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 72 replies
    Great and yet horrible photos of Michael.....I fear that the death toll will be truly tragic.... Are there any Freepers that need help currently??
  • Five dead, one missing and half a million people are without power after Michael ravages Virginia

    10/12/2018 11:14:43 PM PDT · by Governor Dinwiddie · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 12, 2018 | Dana Hedgpeth , Justin Jouvenal and Lynh Bui
    The worst of Hurricane Michael’s remnants were supposed to track south of tiny Charlotte County in southern Virginia, but a desperate 911 call Thursday night told a different story: A car had been washed away in a torrential flash flood. When sheriff’s deputies raced to the scene on Mount Harmony Road after 11 p.m., county administrator Daniel Witt said they heard the screams of a 17-year-old boy clinging to a guardrail. The sheriff’s deputies and some bystanders linked arms and waded into the raging water, before tossing the teen a rope. He was pulled to safety, but his father and...
  • Hurricane Michael leaves Florida’s main psych hospital cut off, Helicopters drop aid[Chattahoochee]

    10/12/2018 7:33:41 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 8 replies
    www.miamiherald.com ^ | October 11, 2018 02:09 PM Updated October 11, 2018 06:44 PM | By Samantha J. Gross And Elizabeth Koh
    TALLAHASSEE The oldest and largest psychiatric hospital in Florida was left inaccessible as Hurricane Michael carved its path across the Panhandle, knocking out power and ripping buildings to shreds. The storm’s eyewall passed right over the town of Chattahoochee, leaving it and the hospital “entirely cut off,” state emergency officials said Thursday. The hospital was not evacuated ahead of the storm. Florida State Hospital in Chattahoochee, which had about 975 residents and about 325 staff staying inside, was left with only emergency radios as a means to communicate with first responders. The hospital had backup power and water systems that...
  • After Hurricane Michael, Florida skies turned purple. Here's Why

    10/11/2018 8:56:02 PM PDT · by blueplum · 22 replies
    C-Net ^ | 11 Oct 2018 | Gail Fashingbauer Cooper
    America the Beautiful sings of "purple mountain majesties," but after deadly Hurricane Michael passed through Florida's panhandle, it was the skies that turned an eerie purple.... Reporters and residents shared images of post-storm skies ranging from a light lavender to a deep violet, and it turns out there's a scientific explanation for the unusual hues.