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  • Democrats will force Franken to resign, and here's the plan behind it.

    12/06/2017 3:39:39 PM PST · by Starman417 · 40 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-06-17 | DrJohn
    Another woman has come forward to accuse Al Franken of sexual harassment: A former Democratic congressional aide said Al Franken tried to forcibly kiss her after a taping of his radio show in 2006, three years before he became a U.S. senator. The aide, whose name POLITICO is withholding to protect her identity, said Franken (D-Minn.) pursued her after her boss had left the studio. She said she was gathering her belongings to follow her boss out of the room. When she turned around, Franken was in her face. The former staffer ducked to avoid Franken’s lips. As she hastily...
  • A battle is brewing between the firm behind the salacious Trump dossier and Sen. Grassley

    07/09/2017 3:06:06 AM PDT · by yoe · 29 replies
    Circa ^ | July 9, 2017 | Sara A. Carter
    The firm behind the salacious and unsubstantiated Trump dossier is refusing to to cooperate with the Senate Judiciary Committee's request to provide documentation or respond to questions sent from the committee in March about the clients who paid for the dossier that launched the investigation into the administration and its alleged Russian connections. The Republican Chairman of the committee, Senator Charles Grassley, warned Fusion GPS, the firm that compiled the dossier, in March about its obligation "to provide details on the history of the dossier" including the clients who paid for it. The committee also wanted information on Christopher Steele,...
  • Trump's Supreme Court nominee called left-wing students 'whining children' (tr)

    02/02/2017 6:03:26 PM PST · by DFG · 50 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 02/02/2017 | Zara Rubin
    President Trump's Supreme Court nominee set up a student newspaper to attack political correctness on campus. Neil Gorsuch, hailed as the heir to conservative jurist Antonin Scalia, was one of three Columbia students who started The Federalist, an 'alternative' paper which took aim at the New York university's 'liberal' campus life. It took aim at liberals, the left, and the university authorities. And it mocked Joe Biden for coming 75th our of 86 students at law school.
  • Obama building 'compliant officer class' Army intel official: Increasingly, 'to make

    11/13/2013 9:05:12 AM PST · by Nachum · 63 replies
    wnd ^ | 11/13/13 | F. Michael Maloof
    WASHINGTON – The extraordinarily large number of senior military officials being relieved of duty during the Obama administration – nine generals and flag officers this year alone and close to 200 senior officers over the last five years – is part of the creation of a “compliant officer class,” according to a U.S. Army intelligence official. Since WND’s ongoing coverage of what some top generals are openly calling a “purge” of senior military officers who run afoul of Obama or his agenda, some military personnel have been speaking out. According to a veteran Army intelligence official who spoke to WND...
  • Reliance on jailhouse informant dooms Chandra Levy case

    07/29/2016 9:44:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 29, 2016 9:14 PM EDT | Matthew Barakat
    Armando Morales was a gang leader, drug dealer and a jailhouse snitch. But he was also a commanding, dynamic presence on the witness stand when he told jurors that his cellmate, Ingmar Guandique, confessed to the murder of Washington intern Chandra Levy. Jurors believed Morales, and prosecutors obtained a conviction against Guandique at his 2010 trial despite lacking a confession, witnesses or DNA evidence. They obtained a conviction even though everyone knew that police had initially suspected another man, former California congressman Gary Condit. But for the last five years, while Guandique was imprisoned on what was to have been...
  • Man convicted in death of Chandra Levy won’t face retrial

    07/28/2016 11:38:54 AM PDT · by Cementjungle · 45 replies
    WTOP ^ | 07/28/2016 | Sarah Beth Hensley
    "Today, in the interests of justice and based on recent unforeseen developments that were investigated over the past week, the Office moved to dismiss the case charging Ingmar Guandique with the May 2001 murder of Chandra Levy," the office’s public information officer, Bill Miller, said in a statement. In the statement, the office said it can no longer prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Ingmar killed Levy.
  • Defense Makes New Allegations Against Former Congressman Gary Condit in Chandra Levy Case

    05/23/2016 3:21:10 PM PDT · by bgill · 23 replies
    Good Morning America ^ | May 23, 2016 | Kelly McCarthy
    Condit's alleged secret sex life is now in the spotlight after defense attorneys for Ingmar Guandique, the man sentenced to 60 years in prison for killing 24-year-old Levy, filed a new motion last week. Guandique, an undocumented immigrant from El Salvador, was convicted by a jury in 2010 based on a jailhouse confession to other inmates. However, his conviction was later set aside. Last year, prosecutors dropped their opposition to Guandique's attorneys' request for a new trial. Guandique is facing a new trial this fall. The new motion filed by Guandique's lawyers claims that "aggressive sex involving bondage" may have...
  • Gary Condit accused of lying - for man convicted of murdering his former lover Chandra Levy

    01/09/2016 2:16:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 107 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/08/16 | AP
    Gary Condit accused of lying during trial for man convicted of murdering his former lover Chandra Levy A lawyer for a man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy said on Friday that former California Congressman Gary Condit, who was romantically linked to Levy, misled the jury when he testified during the man's trial. Ingmar Guandique's attorney Eugene Ohm made the allegation during a court hearing ahead of Guandique's scheduled March re-trial. Ohm said that notes of an interview that authorities did with Condit after Levy's disappearance show that Condit, a Democrat who served in Congress from 1989 to 2003,...
  • Chandra Levy Murder Retrial Hits a Snag

    11/21/2015 6:00:25 AM PST · by Auntie Mame · 16 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | Friday, November 20, 2015 | TIM RYAN
     WASHINGTON (CN) -- Attorneys for the man who faces a retrial on charges of killing government intern Chandra Levy complained in court Friday about the government's control of evidence.     Though Ingmar Guandique's second trial was initially slated to start on March 1, his attorneys expressed concern today they will not have reviewed all of the documents they need to mount a defense by then if the government is not forced to turn over the information soon.     Guandique was handed a 60-year sentence in 2011 for Levy's 2001 murder, but the D.C. Superior Court granted Guandique a retrial over some alleged improprieties in...
  • Firms question how (untested 'cap-and-trade')carbon levy will fund California rail project

    10/22/2015 3:19:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/22/15 | Robin Respaut and Rory Carroll - Reuters
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Private firms looking to build California's $68 billion high-speed train system have concerns about the state's ability to finance some of the project's cost through an untested 'cap-and-trade' carbon trading levy. The doubts, mentioned in correspondence to the state and reviewed by Reuters through a public records request, are not likely to stall financing for the United States' largest infrastructure project, but indicate a tentativeness among firms to use the money as a stand-alone money-generating tool. The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) expects to raise $500 million per year for the rail line from the cap-and-trade...
  • Controversial tweet leads to questions about $1B ballot measure

    10/20/2015 3:52:43 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 7 replies
    KOMO 4 News ^ | Oct 19, 2015 at 6:39 PM PDT | Lindsay Cohen
    SEATTLE -- Laura Dodson knows a thing or two about numbers. Dodson, an accountant, was doing yard work at her boyfriend's Maple Leaf home earlier this month when workers for the Move Seattle levy came knocking. He expressed his disapproval for the ballot measure, which asks voters to allocate $930 million for walking, cycling, and transportation improvements in Seattle. "Absolutely, he did not agree with this levy at all," Dodson said. "He disagreed a bit with the proposition and so (the worker) backed off and said, 'oh, okay.'" For a woman who has a built a career on mathematics, calculations,...
  • Retrial in Chandra Levy murder case scheduled for March

    06/14/2015 9:14:43 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 12 replies
    www.washingtonpost.com ^ | June 12, 2015 | Keith L. Alexander
    The retrial for the man charged in the 2001 killing of federal intern Chandra Levy has been scheduled to begin in March. Earlier this month, a D.C. Superior Court judge agreed to allow a new trial for Ingmar Guandique, 33, who in 2010 was convicted in Levy’s death and sentenced to 60 years in prison. During that trial, Guandique maintained that he was innocent, and beginning in 2013, his attorneys with the District’s Public Defender Service argued that one of the key witnesses who testified against him had lied, making Guandique deserving of a new trial. ADVERTISING
  • Hearing on New Trial in Chandra Levy Case

    11/12/2014 11:36:44 AM PST · by Yaelle · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/12/14 | Jessica Gresko
    ... Lawyers for Ingmar Guandique and the government were scheduled Wednesday to begin three days of hearings. Guandique's lawyers say he was convicted on the basis of false or misleading testimony given by a one time cell mate and prosecutors knew or should have known the testimony was false and investigated the man further. ...
  • Ohio Conservatives Thwart New Kasich Medicaid Maneuver

    06/06/2014 9:26:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Media Trackers ^ | June 06, 2014 | Jason Hart
    Conservatives in the Ohio House this week blocked a move widely viewed as an attempt by Governor John Kasich to set aside money he could later spend on Medicaid expansion without legislative approval. The version of House Bill 483 (HB 483) passed by the Ohio Senate included a last-minute change to move as much as $300 million in surplus state revenue to the state Medicaid Reserve Fund. Legislators feared this was an effort by the Kasich Administration to circumvent the General Assembly for spending on the Obamacare Medicaid expansion when an existing appropriation expires in mid-2015. ... Kasich, a Republican,...
  • Cloud Over Chandra Levy Murder Witness Raises Doubts

    10/10/2013 6:18:15 PM PDT · by Yaelle · 45 replies
    SacBee ^ | 10/09/13 | Michael Doyle
    The November 2010 testimony of Morales helped convict Ingmar Guandique, the man charged with killing Levy in Washington, D.C.’s Rock Creek Park in May 2001. Levy’s death occurred shortly before she was to return to her family’s Modesto, Calif., home, and her disappearance drew national attention following speculation and then revelations that she had been having an affair with then-Rep. Gary Condit. A former cellmate of Guandique, Morales testified that the younger inmate had confessed to him that he had killed Levy. Guandique was sentenced to 60 years following his conviction in 2010 on first-degree murder charges Guandique’s defense attorneys,...
  • Secret hearings in case of Chandra Levy slaying

    01/27/2013 9:39:22 AM PST · by AmericanSamurai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 1/27/13 | Eric Tucker
    WASHINGTON -- A judge has been holding secret hearings in the case of the man convicted in the 2001 killing of Chandra Levy, the latest twist in a high-profile murder that went unsolved for years and captivated the public because of the intern's romantic relationship with a California congressman. The meetings, held sporadically behind closed doors at the courthouse over the last several weeks, raise questions about what comes next in a criminal case that appeared resolved by the 2010 conviction of Ingmar Guandique. The illegal immigrant from El Salvador is now serving a 60-year prison sentence in Levy's death,...
  • Secret hearings in case of Chandra Levy slaying

    01/25/2013 5:38:13 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 1-25-13 | ap
    A judge is holding secret hearings in the case of the man convicted in the 2001 killing of Washington intern Chandra Levy. Neither prosecutors nor defense lawyers have revealed the purpose of the hearings, which have been taking place in Washington behind closed doors. Several media organizations, including The Associated Press, are petitioning to open the proceedings. The next hearing takes place on February 7. Ingmar Guandique was convicted in 2010 of killing Levy, whose body was found in Washington's Rock Creek Park. The case captured the nation's attention because of Levy's relationship with California congressman Gary Condit. Condit was...
  • Schools won't stop asking for more until we say 'enough.'

    11/02/2012 5:28:49 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 23 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 11-2-12 | joe soucheray
    Voting "yes" for the children is an agreeable sentiment. The "yes" yard signs are cheerful and evocative of wishing only the best for our children. Not to mention that voting yes, or advising others to vote yes, is an example of virtue that speaks to what is presumed to be the wisdom of an engaged citizenry and a cheerleading business sector. Voters are being asked to approve an $821.55-per-pupil levy, which folds a new $175-per-pupil increase into the existing $647-per-pupil levy. If the levy passes, local property taxes will bring in $133.5 million toward the district's budget of $652 million...
  • Garfield Heights,OH Shortens School Day, Parents Blame Voters

    01/17/2012 6:51:34 PM PST · by EBH · 81 replies
    Fox 8 News ^ | 1/17/12 | Emily Valdez
    As of Tuesday, programs like elementary music, art and physical education are gone and libraries are closed. School days are shortened to just 5 1/2 hours -- leaving kids less time for instruction, and working parents scrambling. "What are kids gonna do with that big window of time when their parents are still working and all that idle time that they still have, to do God knows what?" parent Jeff Bodziony said. Hot school lunches are also thing of the past. In fact, lunch is a thing of the past. Students used to have lunch in the noon hour. Instead...
  • One-third of Minn. schools ask voters for help

    11/08/2011 5:14:40 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 30 replies
    ap ^ | 11-7-11 | Chris Williams
    The phone banks have been humming for three weeks straight in the headquarters of the teachers' union for Minnesota's largest school district, as Anoka-Hennepin teachers and their allies plead with voters to renew an operating levy worth $48 million a year. "If this levy were to fail, I don't know what our district would look like," said Julie Blaha, president of the local chapter of Education Minnesota.