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  • Emerson Poll for U.S. Senate Race in New Mexico

    08/23/2018 12:33:14 PM PDT · by TBP · 24 replies
    Ballot Access News ^ | August 23, 2018 | Richard Winger
    On August 20, Emerson Polls released a poll for the New Mexico U.S. Senate race. The results: incumbent Democrat Martin Heinrich 39%, Libertarian Gary Johnson 21%, Mick Rich 11%, undecided 30%. If Johnson does outpoll Rich in November, that will be the first time since 1970 in which a Republican nominee for U.S. Senate placed third in any general election. In 1970 in New York, the Republican nominee, Charles Goodell, placed third behind the Conservative and the Democrat. Also in 1970 in Virginia, the Republican nominee, Ray Garland, placed third behind independent Harry F. Byrd, Jr., and Democrat George Rawlings....
  • Bank Teller, 25, 'Who Texted her Boyfriend and his Accomplice a go Signal' after a Customer [Trunc]

    08/23/2018 9:26:01 AM PDT · by Cecily · 104 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | August 23, 2018 | Daniel Roth
    A Texas bank employee accused of being an accomplice to a violent armed robbery appeared in court Wednesday to face charges. Shelby Wyse, 25, was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery on Tuesday for her alleged part in a brazen daytime attack on a woman carrying $75,000 in Houston. The mother-of-one appeared before a judge Wednesday, wearing a Whitney Houston tank top with her hair scraped up in a top knot. Court documents state that security footage captures Wyse watching the woman while she conducted her business at the bank. She then allegedly sent a text message to her boyfriend...
  • Libertarian Gary Johnson throws US Senate race in chaos

    08/16/2018 9:41:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 16, 2018 | Russell Contreras, The Associated Press
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Former Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson said in seeking to make history and capture a U.S. Senate seat in New Mexico he'll have to give up a few of his favorite activities: marathon biking rides, hanging out in his northern New Mexico "dream" home and tuning out news about President Donald Trump. But he can't promise he won't smoke an occasional joint. Johnson, who served two terms as New Mexico governor in the 1990s and gained national attention as one of the first mainstream politicians to call for the legalization of marijuana, announced Thursday that he's...
  • Pawlenty, who called Trump 'unfit and unhinged,' derailed in comeback attempt in Minnesota

    08/15/2018 9:14:20 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/14/2018 | By Gregg Re
    Tim Pawlenty -- who briefly ran for president in 2012 and had derided President Trump as "unhinged" -- was denied in his effort to stage a political comeback and become Minnesota’s governor again in the race to replace Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton. County Commissioner Jeff Johnson won in Tuesday's Minnesota GOP gubernatorial primary despite Pawlenty's enormous fundraising and name recognition advantages. He also won despite his own history as the party's losing candidate for governor four years ago. Pawlenty joins several other prominent Republicans -- including Reps. Martha Roby and Mark Sanford, as well as Sens. Jeff Flake and Bob...
  • APNewsBreak: Gary Johnson mulling run for US Senate

    07/27/2018 4:25:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 27, 2018 6:47 PM EDT | Russell Contreras
    Former Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson is considering jumping into the race for the U.S. Senate in New Mexico, raising the profile of a race that Democrats seeking to capture the majority in Congress had seen as a safe seat. Johnson consultant Ron Nielson told The Associated Press on Friday that the former governor is “strongly considering” running if Libertarian candidate Aubrey Dunn quits the race as expected. “He is weighing it over right now,” Nielson said. “He doesn’t want to get into a race he can’t win.” […] During the presidential campaign, Johnson vowed to cut military spending,...
  • Rian Johnson Explains Why He Deleted 20,000 Tweets After James Gunn Firing

    07/26/2018 1:14:11 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 33 replies
    Variety ^ | July 26, 2018 | Ellis Clopton
    “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” director Rian Johnson erased approximately 20,000 of his tweets days after Disney fired “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn over offensive online remarks. Johnson explained on Twitter that he wasn’t deleting his tweets under any official directive, but was preemptively destroying ammunition in the event right-wing trolls try digging them up to ruin his career. “No official directive at all, and I don’t think I’ve ever tweeted anything that bad,” Johnson tweeted. “But it’s nine years of stuff written largely off the cuff as ephemera, if trolls scrutinizing it for ammunition is the new...
  • PAC backing Johnston for governor gets another $1M from Bloomberg ( enemy action in Colorado )

    06/20/2018 6:56:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Colorado Politics ^ | June 19, 2018 | Marianne Goodland
    A political action committee backing former state Sen. Michael Johnston of Denver for the Democratic nod for governor has received another $1 million dollars from Michael Bloomberg, bringing the wealthy former New York mayor’s total donations to the committee to $2 million. ... The $1 million contribution was the largest that any campaign committee received in the most recent reporting period from May 31 to June 13, according to the secretary of state’s office’s TRACER campaign finance system. Second on the list: another $750,000 from fellow Democrat U.S. Rep. Jared Polis of Boulder to his gubernatorial campaign, bringing his total...
  • Alice Marie Johnson to President Trump: 'I am going to make you proud'

    06/09/2018 9:22:55 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | June 2018 | E. Greenberg, J. Lynch, N. Valencia
    Alice Marie Johnson's life changed on Wednesday -- and she has US President Donald Trump and Kim Kardashian West to thank. And thank them she did as soon as she left an Alabama prison after 21 years behind bars. "I feel like my life is starting over again," an emotional Johnson told reporters outside the prison in Aliceville. Trump commuted the first-time nonviolent drug offender's life sentence on Wednesday, one week after Kardashian pleaded her case in an Oval Office meeting with the President. "I am going to make you proud that you gave me this second chance in life....
  • Top British diplomat on Trump: There is a ‘method in his madness’

    06/07/2018 6:04:40 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/07/18 08 | Julia Manchester
    U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Thursday that he is growing to admire President Trump, saying there is a "method in his madness." “I am increasingly admiring of Donald Trump,” Johnson said in a leaked audio excerpt from an appearance at the Institute of Directors in London, obtained by BuzzFeed News. “I have become more and more convinced that there is method in his madness," he continued. “Imagine Trump doing Brexit. He’d go in bloody hard… There’d be all sorts of breakdowns, all sorts of chaos. Everyone would think he’d gone mad. But actually, you might get somewhere. It’s...
  • Trump pardons late boxer Jack Johnson

    05/24/2018 10:16:28 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | 24 May 2018
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday issued a pardon for the late boxer Jack Johnson, an African-American convicted a century ago for the crime of taking a woman across state lines, saying the move corrected a wrong in American history. The heavyweight champion was arrested in 1912 with Lucille Cameron, a white woman who would later become his wife, for violating the Mann Act, a law that had passed two years earlier in response to a morality campaign.
  • Sen Johnson Sends Letter to FBI Discovers Secret Deep State “Sensitive Matter Team” Behind Dossier

    05/22/2018 10:50:25 AM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | May 22, 201 | Jim Hoft
    Shortened title. Full title: Sen. Ron Johnson Sends Letter to FBI – Discovers Secret Deep State “Sensitive Matter Team” Behind Phony Dossier On Monday Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) sent a letter to the FBI Director regarding phony Steele Russia dossier. Explosive new e-mails show FBI brass discussed dossier briefing details with CNN. Senator Johnson accused the FBI of having a “sensitive matter team” as reference by FBI Chief of Staff Jim Rybicki in an January 6, 2017 email to unspecified recipients.
  • Britain's last surviving Dambuster George 'Johnny' Johnson (TR)

    05/16/2018 6:38:42 AM PDT · by DFG · 16 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 05/16/2018 | Katie French
    Britain's last surviving Dambuster says he still misses his crewman as they are remembered on the 75th anniversary of the iconic WWII raids. Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, George 'Johnny' Johnson says he feels lucky to still be alive as he turns 96 later this year. On the night of May 16, 1943, Mr Johnson was one of 113 airmen from the Royal Air Force 617 Squadron to fly to Germany for one of the most complex military operations of the war. Operation Chastise set out to destroy three dams deep within Germany’s Ruhr valley in order to set back the...
  • Woman intentionally crashed into Pembroke Park BSO station, officials say

    03/19/2018 3:34:07 PM PDT · by csvset · 18 replies
    Wsvn ^ | 19 march 2018 | Staff
    Deputies are investigating after a woman intentionally crashed her car into a Broward Sheriff’s Office station in Pembroke Park. Deputies said the woman deliberately drove into the Pembroke Park/West Park Broward Sheriff’s Office, located at 3201 W Hallandale Beach Blvd. just after 11:30 a.m. Monday. However, officials said, her motive remains unknown. Mendez, who was working inside the station said the woman was engulfed in flames inside the vehicle. “I have grandchildren, so when I see people in need, I try to help,” Mendez said. “She was on fire. It kind of traumatized me.” He was painting the interior of...
  • Lowe's will not return to Hendrick in 2019 (bye bye jj)

    03/14/2018 2:01:13 PM PDT · by mabarker1 · 30 replies
    Jayski ^ | 03/14/2018 | Jayski.com Staff
    Jayski.com Staff CONCORD, N.C. -- The seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champions No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports team with driver Jimmie Johnson will have a new primary sponsor beginning next season. Lowe's Companies Inc., which has been the No. 48 team's only primary sponsor since 2001, will not return to Hendrick Motorsports in 2019. "Working with Hendrick Motorsports, Jimmie, Chad (Knaus) and the entire No. 48 team has been an incredible journey," said Michael P. McDermott, Lowe's chief customer officer. "Rick Hendrick and his organization have been exceptional partners, and we could not have asked for more from Jimmie - a consummate...
  • As bullets fly, Chicago police boss blasts civilian oversight plans

    03/11/2018 6:47:15 AM PDT · by wmileo · 29 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | March 11, 2018 | Bradford Betz
    Chicago's police superintendent on Saturday blasted efforts for greater civilian oversight of the department, citing "real progress" in fighting crime -- just hours after at least eight people were reportedly wounded in overnight shootings. Hours later, two men were slain on the city's South Side, the Chicago Tribune reported. Proposals by the city's leading community organizations call for greater oversight by a seven-member civilian board called the Commission for Public Safety and Accountability, the Chicago Tribune reported. But Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said no one consulted him or anyone in the CPD for the year and a half it...
  • DA field looks to November after incumbent's primary ouster(Waco)

    03/08/2018 4:38:52 PM PST · by Elderberry · 5 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 3/7/2018 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    While Barry Johnson remains surprised that he vanquished two-term incumbent Abel Reyna by 20 percentage points, he is turning his attention to the general election for McLennan County district attorney and wondering if he will have one opponent or two. Johnson, 61, easily defeated Reyna, 45, by 59.9 percent to 40.1 percent in the Republican primary Tuesday, lining him up for a November showdown with independent candidate Daniel Hare. Seth Sutton entered the race as a Democrat but suspended his campaign last month, citing personal and professional responsibilities as reasons for the move. His name remained on Tuesday’s Democratic ballot....
  • Obama’s DHS Sec Says Administration Knew About Russian Hack, Waited To Tell Public

    02/21/2018 12:43:15 PM PST · by detective · 22 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 02/19/2018 | Julia Nista
    Shortened title. Full title: Obama’s DHS Sec Says Administration Knew About Russian Hack, Waited To Tell Public For Fear Of Label As ‘Taking Sides’ Former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson said on MSNBC Monday morning that although the Obama administration knew of Russian hacking as early as summer of 2016, the administration did nothing initially out of concern for being labeled as “taking sides.”
  • CIA Argues The Public Can’t See Classified Information It Has Already Given To Favored Reporters

    02/15/2018 10:46:04 PM PST · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/15/2018 | Will Racke
    Intelligence officials can selectively release classified information to trusted journalists while withholding the same information from other citizens who request it through open records laws, CIA lawyers argued Wednesday. ....The judge in the case appeared to find Johnson’ argument compelling. In a court order last month, Chief Judge Colleen McMahon of the Southern District of New York said FOIA laws do not authorize limited disclosure, to favored journalists or otherwise. “In this case, CIA voluntarily disclosed to outsiders information that it had a perfect right to keep private,” she wrote. “There is absolutely no statutory provision that authorizes limited disclosure...
  • THE CLINTON EMAIL SCANDAL AND THE FBI’S INVESTIGATION OF IT An Interim Report

    02/07/2018 2:58:54 PM PST · by smileyface · 110 replies
    Executive Summary Given the recent interest in Congress’s and this Committee’s oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the FBI’s investigation of classified information on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server, this interim majority staff report serves as an update on actions we have taken and what we have learned to date. As the Committee continues to investigate, Chairman Johnson has requested additional documents and materials from the Justice Department. The FBI is the nation’s premier law enforcement agency, and it is crucial that the public has full faith and confidence in its integrity and...
  • New texts between FBI’s Strzok, Page show Obama wanted updates on Clinton investigation

    02/07/2018 7:48:32 AM PST · by Red Badger · 72 replies
    www.washingtontimes.com ^ | 02/07/2018 | By Jeff Mordock
    A new batch of text messages between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page revealed President Barack Obama wanted updates on the bureau’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, according a report released Wednesday. On Sept. 2, 2016 — just weeks away from election day — Ms. Page texted Mr. Strzok, her lover, about preparing a report for then-FBI Director James B. Comey because “potus wants to know everything we’re doing.” That raises questions about Mr. Obama’s involvement in the Clinton investigation, the report said. The message were released in a report by Sen. Ron Johnson,...