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  • Study: Harris County, Texas, death penalty cases biased (says Harvard Law School)

    08/27/2016 7:29:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 27, 2016 2:24 PM EDT
    A Harvard Law School study reports that racial bias, over-aggressive prosecutions and inadequate representation for poor defendants plagues Harris County’s handling of death penalty cases. Juries in Harris County, where Houston is, have imposed the death penalty more than any other county in the U.S. since the 1976 reinstatement of the death penalty, though the report by the school’s Fair Punishment Project notes that the number of death sentences has fallen from 53 in 1998 through 2003 to 10 since 2010. Harris County was named one of 16 “outlier” counties in the U.S. where five or more death sentences were...
  • What’s Wrong With Her? Hillary Wears Heavy Coat & Black Pants to Nantucket Fundraiser… In August

    08/22/2016 1:26:50 PM PDT · by drewh · 175 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Aug 21st, 2016 3:28 pm | Jim Hoft
    Hillary Clinton has no campaign rallies scheduled for the foreseeable future. Her calendar only includes a few fundraisers. The mainstream media defended Hillary saying her strategy was “going small”. But there’s something going on. This weekend Hillary wandered out for a fundraiser in Nantucket. She wore black pants and a heavy (wool?) coat… In August… at an outdoor fundraiser. What’s going on? what a bizarre choice of clothing. Americans are supposed to trust her but she can’t even choose the right clothes to wear.
  • As Clinton asks for money, what she says a remains a mystery

    08/22/2016 2:46:45 AM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 51 replies
    WRAL-TV ^ | 8/22/16 | Lisa Lerer, AP
    PROVINCETOWN, Mass. — It was a very busy, very lucrative weekend for Hillary Clinton in the summer playground of the East Coast's moneyed elite. She brunched with wealthy backers at a seaside estate in Nantucket, snacking on shrimp dumplings and crabcakes. A few hours later, she and her husband dined with an intimate party of thirty at a secluded Martha's Vineyard estate. And on Sunday afternoon, she joined the singer Cher at a "LGBT summer celebration" on the far reaches of Cape Cod. By Sunday evening, Clinton had spoken to more than 2,200 campaign donors. But what she told the...
  • Hillary Clinton raises $1.5 million at Martha's Vineyard party while Obamas dine elsewhere

    08/21/2016 6:23:14 PM PDT · by jonatron · 122 replies
    LA Times ^ | 8/18/2016 | Christi Parsons
    Hillary Clinton dropped by the resort island of Martha’s Vineyard over the weekend to pick up more than $1 million in campaign contributions during an elegant party at the summer home of one of her most devoted supporters. Thirty people contributed $50,000 apiece to attend the Saturday night function at the home of Lynn Forester de Rothschild, a wealthy investment manager so committed to Clinton that she couldn’t bring herself to vote for then-Sen. Barack Obama after he defeated her candidate in 2008. President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama were on the island at the time of the Saturday...
  • RICH: Hillary flies 20 miles in private jet from Martha’s Vineyard to Nantucket

    08/20/2016 3:37:16 PM PDT · by maggief · 150 replies
    American Mirror ^ | August 20, 2016 | OLAF EKBERG
    Hillary Clinton is very important, and she can’t be bogged down by pesky things such as boats or waiting. The presidential candidate, who is endlessly trying to tell factory workers in Ohio and Pennsylvania that she’s one of them, jetted approximately 20 miles from Martha’s Vineyard — where she was last night partying with President Obama — to Nantucket for a fundraiser on Saturday. Fox News aired footage of her stepping off her plane in the latter. (snip) Cindy Adams of the New York Post reports: On the 20th Hillary’s piggy bank gets a do at the de Rothschilds. As...
  • Woman arrested after allegedly attacking commuter rail conductor

    08/16/2016 12:21:56 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 37 replies
    Boston.com ^ | 8/16/2016 | Dialynn Dwyer
    A Sharon woman was arrested Monday evening at the MBTA’s Readville Commuter Station after she allegedly attacked a train conductor, authorities said.Transit police said officers responded to the station around 10 p.m. where the train conductor told them the woman, 23-year-old Emma Bloom, refused to pay the train fare. According to police, when the conductor told Bloom she’d have to get off the train if she didn’t pay, she began kicking, punching, and biting him. She also allegedly took out a folding knife and threatened to stab the conductor, according to police.Bloom has been charged with assault and battery, assault...
  • President Obama 'Tired' of Talking About Donald Trump (we are winning!)

    08/15/2016 7:52:50 PM PDT · by drewh · 68 replies
    ABC News ^ | Aug 15, 2016, 7:45 PM ET
    President Obama took a brief break from his 16-day vacation on Martha’s Vineyard to attend a Democratic National Committee fundraiser on the island, where he made a strong case for Hillary Clinton as he seemed to brush off Donald Trump. “Frankly, I’m tired of talking about her opponent,” Obama said. Inside the First Family's 16-Day Summer Getaway at Martha's Vineyard Here Are The Books On Obama's Summer Reading List FLASHBACK: President Obama and Bill Clinton Golf Together on Martha's Vineyard However, Obama warned Democrats in the room against becoming too cozy with the positive poll numbers as of late, saying...
  • Citing Western Massachusetts drivers, Gov. Charlie Baker vetoes vehicle miles traveled tax

    08/15/2016 3:43:08 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 45 replies
    Massachusetts Live ^ | August 10, 2016 | Shira Schoenberg
    Citing concerns about the impact on drivers in Western Massachusetts, Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday vetoed a pilot program to test a mileage-based tax on drivers. "I worry a lot about the consequences of this for everybody from Worcester west," Baker said. "It feels to me like it falls into a category of something people really ought to know a lot more about before they head down this road." The Massachusetts Legislature sent Baker a road and bridge funding bill with a provision directing the administration to apply for federal funding to test a new tax on drivers based on...
  • The Kuhner Report,Jeffrey T. Kuhner Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WRKO AM,August 5-September 5,2016

    08/15/2016 9:31:48 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    The Kuhner Report ^ | August 15, 2016 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    About Jeff Kuhner Jeffrey T. Kuhner is the host of the "Kuhner Report," a daily political talk show on WRKO 680-AM from 6-9 AM and 11:00 AM-Noon (EST). His official motto is "The Last Honest Man in Washington." He is also known as "Liberalism's Worst Nightmare." Kuhner is a conservative nationalist, who champions God, country and family. His show deals with cutting-edge, hot-button political, social and foreign policy issues. Jeff is one of the most vocal and principled critics of the Obama regime. Jeff defends free-market capitalism, traditional family values and winning the war against radical Islam. In addition to...
  • NFL denies Cowboys' request to wear decal honoring fallen Dallas officers

    08/12/2016 11:21:14 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 48 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 8/12/16 | foxnews
    The team had been wearing a decal with the words “Arm in Arm” since the first day of training camp this summer. Dallas police Chief David Brown and Mayor Mike Rawlings paid the team a visit on that day, according to Fox 4 News. The NFL’s strict rules on uniforms forced the league to deny the Cowboys’ request to wear the decal for the upcoming season. Dallas police said it appreciated the Cowboys’ support. “Their concern for the families of our fallen officers, the Dallas Police Department, and the City of Dallas is what matters most, and we know that...
  • Illegal in Massachusetts: Asking Your Salary in a Job Interview

    08/11/2016 6:13:52 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 116 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 2, 2016 | STACY COWLEY
    In a groundbreaking effort to close the wage gap between men and women, Massachusetts has become the first state to bar employers from asking about applicants’ salaries before offering them a job. The new law will require hiring managers to state a compensation figure upfront — based on what an applicant’s worth is to the company, rather than on what he or she made in a previous position. The bipartisan legislation, signed into law on Monday by Gov. Charlie Baker, a Republican, is being pushed as a model for other states, as the issue of men historically outearning women who...
  • Obama: I'm Not Quitting,I'm Being "Forced Out" Of The Presidency

    08/08/2016 10:36:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 74 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 8, 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    President Barack Obama says he’s being “forced out” of the Oval Office, not quitting, as he faces the end of his presidency.
  • The Kuhner Report,Jeffrey T. Kuhner Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDt,WRKO AM,August 8-10,2016

    08/08/2016 10:15:11 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    WRKO.com ^ | August 8, 2016 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    About Jeff Kuhner Jeffrey T. Kuhner is the host of the "Kuhner Report," a daily political talk show on WRKO 680-AM from 6-9 AM and 11:00 AM-Noon (EST). His official motto is "The Last Honest Man in Washington." He is also known as "Liberalism's Worst Nightmare." Kuhner is a conservative nationalist, who champions God, country and family. His show deals with cutting-edge, hot-button political, social and foreign policy issues. Jeff is one of the most vocal and principled critics of the Obama regime. Jeff defends free-market capitalism, traditional family values and winning the war against radical Islam. In addition to...
  • Obama Golfs 300th Round as President at Martha’s Vineyard

    08/07/2016 2:53:34 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 8, 2016 | by Charlie Spiering
    President Barack Obama kicked off his vacation at Martha’s Vineyard this afternoon with another round of golf. According to CBS reporter Mark Knoller, that marks Obama’s 300th golf game during his presidency. Obama reached this presidential milestone at the Farm Neck golf course with NBA star Chris Paul, his friend Cy Walker, and White House staffer Joe Paulsen.
  • President Obama on Martha’s Vineyard 2016

    08/06/2016 1:29:00 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 59 replies
    Vineyard Gazette ^ | August 6, 2016
    The First Family is en route to Martha's Vineyard to begin their two-week family vacation on the Island. President Obama, the First Lady, and daughters Malia and Sasha left the White House to board Marine One on the south lawn. Marine One took off at 12:41 p.m., bound for Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. There the family boarded Air Force One for the flight to Cape Cod and the Vineyard for a 1:03 p.m. departure. Sasha and Malia were chatting with each other as they boarded first, according to pool reports, and Mr. and Mrs. Obama followed. The President was...
  • Police: Woman vandalized Trump sign, nearly ran over resident

    08/06/2016 12:20:23 PM PDT · by BronzePencil · 74 replies
    Boston.com ^ | 8-6-2016 | Dialynn Dwyer
    A 57-year-old woman was arrested early Saturday after she allegedly vandalized a resident’s Donald Trump campaign sign and then nearly ran over the sign’s owner as she drove off, according to authorities. Andover police said officers responded to the home on Jenkins Road after the homeowner reported his campaign sign had been spray painted. He told police that when he confronted the the suspect, she drove off in “an erratic manner” and he was forced to run out of the way of the car. He was not injured, according to police. Officers later identified and arrested Susan Bryant, of North...
  • Harvard Republican Club 'Ashamed' of Trump, Refuses to Endorse Him (call the waaambulance RINO's!)

    08/04/2016 2:45:42 PM PDT · by drewh · 77 replies
    Metro UK ^ | one hour ago
    Calling his views “antithetical to our values not only as Republicans, but as Americans,” the Harvard Republican Club declined to endorse Donald Trump for president, the first time the group declined to endorse the party nominee in its 128 years. The group is the oldest College Republicans chapter in the nation, first founded in 1888. The students posted a statement on Facebook Thursday laying out their reasons for declining to endorse the New York billionaire. “The rhetoric he espouses — from racist slander to misogynistic taunts — is not consistent with our conservative principles, and his repeated mocking of the...
  • Billionaire businessman Bill Koch to host Cape Cod fundraiser for Donald Trump

    08/02/2016 5:45:13 AM PDT · by BronzePencil · 25 replies
    Massive.com ^ | 8-1-2016 | Shira Schoenberg
    Billionaire businessman Bill Koch and his wife Bridget are hosting a $2,700-a-head fundraiser for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at their home on Cape Cod on Saturday. Koch is part of the wealthy family who owns Koch Industries, and he also founded his own energy company. He co-chaired a campaign to oppose Cape Wind, a proposed offshore wind farm off of Cape Cod. Two of Bill Koch's brothers, Charles and David Koch, are prominent conservative donors who have said they will not support Trump.
  • Al Gore’s daughter appears in court after West Roxbury protest arrest (Massachusetts)

    07/29/2016 10:26:10 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | July 29, 2016 | Susan Zalkind
    The daughter of former Vice President Al Gore appeared Friday at a hearing in West Roxbury Municipal Court after she was arrested for protesting the construction of Spectra Energy’s West Roxbury Lateral pipeline. “This pipeline is being built in West Roxbury against the will of the community. Elected officials have opposed it,” Karenna Gore said outside of the courtroom. “We’re in a position with climate change where, if we just keep on going like nothing is wrong and continue to use fossil fuels… then we are really headed for the worst.”
  • Nina Turner weighing offer to join Green Party ticket as vice presidential candidate

    08/01/2016 5:48:11 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 16 replies
    The Plain Dealer ^ | July 31, 2016 | Henry J. Gomez
    CLEVELAND, Ohio – Nina Turner, the Democratic former state senator from Cleveland who has emerged as a rallying figure for Bernie Sanders' disappointed supporters, said she is considering an offer to run for vice president on the Green Party's national ticket. Massachusetts physician Jill Stein, the party's presumptive presidential nominee, reached out with the pitch, Turner told cleveland.com Sunday evening in a telephone interview. The Green Party opens its convention Thursday in Houston. Turner would stand for nomination there if she agrees to be Stein's running mate. Her decision is expected in the coming days.
  • Multi-Drug Resistant TB Spikes 75 Percent in Massachusetts

    08/01/2016 10:46:01 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Aug 2016 | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    The number of cases of very dangerous, multi-drug resistant (MDR) tuberculosis (TB) reported in Massachusetts spiked 75 percent in 2015, to seven cases, up from four in 2014, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. In 2015, 87 percent of the 192 cases of active TB diagnosed in Massachusetts (167 out of 192) were foreign-born, a rate significantly higher than the foreign-born rate across the country that year, which was 66 percent.
  • Massachusetts gun shops redefine business after assault weapons ban

    07/31/2016 5:45:03 PM PDT · by PROCON · 74 replies
    guns.com ^ | July 31, 2016 | Jacki Billings
    Massachusetts gun stores are attempting to redefine their businesses in the weeks since the state’s attorney general effectively ended the sale of all AR-15s and AK-47s in the state. Per the measure, any vendors who continued selling the so-called “copycat” firearms violated the ban and could face fines, prison time and/or lose their Federal Firearms License. Greg Malany, owner of GFA ArmsTec, said the outright ban sent his shop into utter chaos as he had only a few hours to move his remaining inventory. “There was no warning,” Malany told The Milford Daily News. “It came completely out of...
  • New Bedford Officials Angry at Hill (Clinton called out over handicapped student lie)

    07/31/2016 10:12:09 AM PDT · by kristinn · 34 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | Sunday, July 31, 2016 | Brian Dowling and Joe Dwinnell
    New Bedford leaders are livid at Hillary Clinton’s depiction of the Whaling City as a place where handicapped children were abandoned at home because the schools lacked accommodations for youngsters with special needs. “It’s not true,” former Mayor Jack Markey told the Herald yesterday. “I’m even a Democrat, but the truth is the truth. “We would take handicapped kids in a small van to schools that could take them,” said Markey, who served on a local board that helped disabled children before he was elected mayor in 1971. “I would have been aware of a child needing help to go...
  • Ex-MassGOP rep to lead push of state transgender law repeal, ballot question

    07/31/2016 8:55:32 AM PDT · by massmike · 1 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 07/31/2016 | Matt Stout
    The MassGOP’s one-time national committeewoman will helm a push by social conservatives to put the state’s newly signed transgender rights law to a ballot question, nudging the state party — led by bill signer, Gov. Charlie Baker — into an 
awkward position. Chanel Prunier, who lost her seat as the state’s national committeewoman this spring, has signed on as chairwoman of the ballot question committee, Keep Massachusetts Safe, which will push to repeal the law Baker signed earlier this month that bans discrimination against transgender people in public places, including restaurants, bathrooms and locker rooms. The law’s opponents have petitioned...
  • An After School Satan Club could be coming to your kid’s elementary school

    07/30/2016 8:04:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 30, 2016 at 4:21 PM | Katherine Stewart
    It’s a hot summer night, and leaders of the Satanic Temple have gathered in the crimson­-walled living room of a Victorian manse in this city renowned for its witch trials in the 17th century. They’re watching a sepia-toned video, in which children dance around a maypole, a spider crawls across a clown’s face and eerie, ambient chanting gives way to a backward, demonic voice-over. The group chuckles with approval. They’re here plotting to bring their wisdom to the nation’s public elementary school children. They point out that Christian evangelical groups already have infiltrated the lives of America’s children through after-school...
  • Police protest Black Lives Matter banner at city hall (Somerville MA)

    07/28/2016 6:36:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 28, 2016 12:44 AM EDT
    Police in Massachusetts are protesting a mayor’s refusal to remove a Black Lives Matter banner that’s hanging over city hall. Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone has declined repeated requests by the city police officers’ union to replace the banner with one that reads “All Lives Matter.” The banner has been up for nearly a year. …
  • Swarm of teenagers caught on camera stealing gas station snacks

    07/26/2016 6:57:30 PM PDT · by massmike · 70 replies
    wcvb.com ^ | 07/26/2016 | n/a
    BOSTON —About 20 teenagers mobbed a Roslindale gas station over the weekend, grabbing items from the convenience store before running out, authorities said. The group inside for about 10 seconds before they rush out again. A customer who was fueling his car presses himself up against his vehicle to avoid them. "This is the first time I've seen teenagers so young do this," Gloria Mantas said. "They were laughing. They were laughing. They thought it was fun." Video from a camera inside the shop shows the crowd raiding the ice cream cooler, candy racks and soda refrigerator.
  • Tech Entrepreneur Explains Why Elizabeth Warren Is Wrong About Big Tech

    07/26/2016 11:58:19 AM PDT · by milton23 · 17 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 7/26/16 | Fred Lucas
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., insists that “competition is dying” in the tech industry because of giant corporations like Google, Amazon, and Apple. But to entrepreneur Christopher Searles, they don’t pose a threat to companies like his. In fact, quite the opposite, he tells The Daily Signal. “As a tech entrepreneur and small business owner, I don’t see any of these companies as holding me back. Rather, they enable me to do things that I would never have been able to do 20 years ago,” Searles said in a phone interview. “We need to spend our resources encouraging and promoting innovation...
  • Trump: Warren's 'got a fresh mouth'

    07/25/2016 1:51:22 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 35 replies
    July 25, 2016, 04:30 pm Trump: Warren's 'got a fresh mouth' By Lisa Hagen The only thing Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has going for her is “a fresh mouth,” Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said Monday. “You don’t have to go with Pocahontas,” said Trump, who has questioned Warren’s statements about her Native American heritage. “She is the worst senator in the U.S. Senate. “She’s got a fresh mouth,” he said. “Other than that, she’s got nothing going.”
  • The Kuhner Report,Jeffrey T. Kuhner Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WRKO AM,July 25-29,2016

    07/25/2016 9:29:00 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    The Kuhner Report ^ | July 25, 2016 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    About Jeff Kuhner Jeffrey T. Kuhner is the host of the "Kuhner Report," a daily political talk show on WRKO 680-AM from 6-9 AM and 11:00 AM-Noon (EST). His official motto is "The Last Honest Man in Washington." He is also known as "Liberalism's Worst Nightmare." Kuhner is a conservative nationalist, who champions God, country and family. His show deals with cutting-edge, hot-button political, social and foreign policy issues. Jeff is one of the most vocal and principled critics of the Obama regime. Jeff defends free-market capitalism, traditional family values and winning the war against radical Islam. In addition to...
  • As much as 90 percent of ground water in Mass. may be corrosive [fear mongering]

    07/25/2016 5:26:46 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 58 replies
    The Boston Globe‎ ^ | The Boston Globe‎
    ...the dangers are mainly for 534,000 Massachusetts residents who draw their water from private wells, the report found. Unlike public water systems, wells are not subject to state and federal testing and treatment requirements... Environmental advocates said they worry whether the department is up to the job of regulating the water supply....“The DEP really needs to beef up its ground water monitoring.”
  • ‘Line Out The Door’ For AR-15s After Mass. AG Announces ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban

    07/22/2016 10:13:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/21/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    Massachusetts is seeing a run on AR-15s–including “a line out the door” at some guns stores–following state Attorney General Maura Healey’s (D) “directive” against “assault weapons” sales. WCVB reports that Four Seasons gun shop in Woburn sent out an email as soon as it learned of Healey’s directive. The email said the store would not be able to sell AR-15s or other guns categorized as “assault weapons” after July 20. Bruce Sterling rushed to the gun store, saying, “It seemed like it made a lot of sense to come and get an AR-15 today.
  • Rally Against Rogue MA Attorney General

    07/21/2016 8:45:54 AM PDT · by pabianice · 40 replies
    Rally Against Rogue MA Attorney General GOAL RALLY at MA State House - Front Steps - Saturday July 23, 2016 - 10:00 AM Join us! Rally against rogue actions by MA Attorney General Maura Healey, who decided to make hundreds of thousands of law-abiding owners [of AR-15 look-a-likes] "felons in waiting" via her sneak attack action posted this week while the legislature was away. This Saturday, July 23rd the MA Legislature will be in a rare weekend special session to handle other matters - plan to be at the State House at 10:00 AM Make your voice heard - Meet...
  • Massachusetts AG Decides to Dictate Gun Law

    07/20/2016 3:28:37 PM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The Attorney General of Massachusetts, Maura Healy, has decided that she can dictate law without recourse to the legislature or the courts.  She has decided to unilaterally change the definition of what is and is not an “assault weapon” in the law.Crimes committed with all rifles are exeedingly rare in Massachusetts.  2014, is the lastest year we have records for in the FBI Uniform Crime Report. In 2014, no murders with rifles of any kind, let alone “assault weapons” were recorded in Massachusetts. Yes, you read correctly.  Zero.  Ziltch. Nada.  If there had been a single crime committed in...
  • BREAKING: Massachusetts Attorney General Bans Sales of All New "Assault Weapons" As of Today

    07/20/2016 3:25:35 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 62 replies
    Truth About Guns ^ | July 20, 2016 | Robert Farago
    After the usual "assault rifles" are "weapon of war" used by "mass murderers" anti-AR agitprop, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey dropped this bombshell at The Boston Globe. The Massachusetts assault weapons ban mirrors the federal ban Congress allowed to expire in 2004. It prohibits the sale of specific weapons like the Colt AR-15 and AK-47 and explicitly bans "copies or duplicates" of those weapons. But gun manufacturers have taken it upon themselves to define what a "copy" or "duplicate" weapon is. They market "state compliant" copycat versions of their assault weapons to Massachusetts buyers. They sell guns without a flash...
  • AG Maura Healey Takes Aim at Copycat Assault Rifles

    07/20/2016 10:23:54 AM PDT · by Harry Pothead · 17 replies
    boston magazine ^ | 7/20/16 | Spencer Buell
    No more knock-off AR-15s in Massachusetts, says Attorney General Maura Healey. The state’s top prosecutor on Wednesday announced she has sent a directive to gun makers to no longer sell weapons in Massachusetts that are similar enough to assault rifles to kill like assault rifles, but not similar enough to trigger the statewide ban—or so they thought.
  • The Kuhner Report,Jeffrey T. Kuhner Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WRKO AM,July 18-22,2016

    07/18/2016 9:26:43 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    The Kuhner Report ^ | July 18 , 2016 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    About Jeff Kuhner Jeffrey T. Kuhner is the host of the "Kuhner Report," a daily political talk show on WRKO 680-AM from 6-9 AM and 11:00 AM-Noon (EST). His official motto is "The Last Honest Man in Washington." He is also known as "Liberalism's Worst Nightmare." Kuhner is a conservative nationalist, who champions God, country and family. His show deals with cutting-edge, hot-button political, social and foreign policy issues. Jeff is one of the most vocal and principled critics of the Obama regime. Jeff defends free-market capitalism, traditional family values and winning the war against radical Islam. In addition to...
  • Head of Cleveland Police Union on Baton Rouge: Obama Has ‘Blood on His Hands’

    07/17/2016 6:20:01 PM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 17th, 2016 | Josh Feldman |
    The head of a Cleveland police union reacted to the shooting of multiple officers in Baton Rouge by going off on resident Obama and a media culture that helps boost anti-cop narratives. Detective Steve Loomis ... said that Obama has “validated the false narrative and the nonsense that Black Lives Matter and the media are pressing out there,” and he said the president has “blood on his hands” that he won’t be able to wash off.
  • Trump fires back at Warren: She 'must prove she is not a fraud'

    07/17/2016 6:38:08 AM PDT · by maggief · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 17, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Donald Trump early Sunday fired back at Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) after she slammed the presumptive GOP nominee and his vice presidential pick. "Goofy Elizabeth Warren, who may be the least productive Senator in the U.S. Senate, must prove she is not a fraud," Trump tweeted. "Without the con it's over." Donald J. Trump âś”@realDonaldTrump Goofy Elizabeth Warren, who may be the least productive Senator in the U.S. Senate, must prove she is not a fraud. Without the con it's over 11:15 PM - 16 Jul 2016 Donald J. Trump âś”@realDonaldTrump I hope that Crooked Hillary picks Goofy Elizabeth Warren,...
  • Clinton meets with potential VP picks

    07/15/2016 4:54:31 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 64 replies
    WCVB.COM ^ | 15 JULY 2016 | CNN
    WASHINGTON (CNN) —Hillary Clinton met Friday with several high-profile potential vice presidential picks at her Washington, D.C., home, including Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro.
  • Will Brady play? It's up to Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the Supreme Court

    07/14/2016 5:41:47 AM PDT · by Phlap · 12 replies
    ESPN ^ | 07/14/2016 | Lester Munson
    What options does Brady have? Brady's only option is the U.S. Supreme Court. If he is to avoid the four-game suspension, he must somehow convince four of the eight justices on the nation's highest court that his plight is worthy of their consideration. And then he would need to convince five of them that the 2-1 decision against Brady was wrong and must be reversed.
  • 10 Top Republicans Sitting Out the RNC Convention

    07/13/2016 9:02:03 PM PDT · by detective · 80 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Jul 2016 | Michelle Moons
    Trump-resistant and election battling Republicans including two former Presidents, two former Republican nominees, and several former 2016 presidential hopefuls are offering up excuses for why they will not attend the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next week, notably among them a break with a history of former Presidents attending their party’s convention. Here are ten of the most prominent Republicans who say they’ll skip out on the convention and a few more who will or maybe won’t.
  • The Kuhner Report,Jeffrey T. Kuhner Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WRKO AM,July 11-15,2016,July 11,2016

    07/11/2016 8:54:26 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    WRKO.com ^ | July 11, 2016 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    About Jeff Kuhner Jeffrey T. Kuhner is the host of the "Kuhner Report," a daily political talk show on WRKO 680-AM from 6-9 AM and 11:00 AM-Noon (EST). His official motto is "The Last Honest Man in Washington." He is also known as "Liberalism's Worst Nightmare." Kuhner is a conservative nationalist, who champions God, country and family. His show deals with cutting-edge, hot-button political, social and foreign policy issues. Jeff is one of the most vocal and principled critics of the Obama regime. Jeff defends free-market capitalism, traditional family values and winning the war against radical Islam. In addition to...
  • Ending the Slavery Blame-Game (Obama Favors Reparations in Theory)

    04/23/2010 8:51:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies · 906+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 23, 2010 | Henry Lousi Gates, Jr.
    THANKS to an unlikely confluence of history and genetics — the fact that he is African-American and president — Barack Obama has a unique opportunity to reshape the debate over one of the most contentious issues of America’s racial legacy: reparations, the idea that the descendants of American slaves should receive compensation for their ancestors’ unpaid labor and bondage. There are many thorny issues to resolve before we can arrive at a judicious (if symbolic) gesture to match such a sustained, heinous crime. Perhaps the most vexing is how to parcel out blame to those directly involved in the capture...
  • Slavery Reparations: A Dead Issue, and Well-Deserved

    05/11/2010 11:55:17 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 35 replies · 887+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | May 11 | Clayton Cramer
    When whites say that slavery reparations is a dead issue, that’s not news. When conservative blacks say it, it isn’t news. But when Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. says it, you can put a fork in it. There are a few black Americans whose ancestors were never held as slaves in this country. (One of them has a rather important job now — something involving government housing and ’round the clock protection.) Does President Obama deserve a reparations check?...
  • Reparations for Slavery? The Bill Was Paid–in Blood

    04/24/2010 2:20:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies · 1,986+ views
    True/Slant ^ | April 24, 2010 | Jamie Malanowski
    In yesterday’s Times, the estimable scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. had an odd op-ed article entitled “Ending the Slavery Blame Game. ” What made it odd was its construction. At the heart of the piece was Gates’ very interesting summary of recent scholarship about the complicity of African tribes in capturing African people and selling them to European and American slave traders. Sandwiching this summary, however, was Gates’ bid for op-ed relevance, which was his assertion that this fuller understanding of a broader criminal enterprise would give President Obama “a unique opportunity to reshape the debate over one of the...
  • Powell partly faults Gates (He's back!!!)

    07/28/2009 5:31:20 PM PDT · by GOPsterinMA · 25 replies · 772+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | July 28, 2009 06:35 PM | Foon Rhee
    General Colin Powell, one of the nation's most prominent African-American leaders, put some of the blame on Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. for the confrontation that has become a raging controversy. Asked in an interview airing on CNN's "Larry King Live" tonight whether Gates was wrong to confront Cambridge police Sergeant James Crowley before being arrested in his own home, Powell replied, "I'm saying that Skip, perhaps in this instance, might have waited a while, come outside, talked to the officer, and that might have been the end of it. "I think he should have reflected on whether or...
  • Did White House plant Gates question?

    07/28/2009 4:55:29 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 16 replies · 1,333+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | July 26, 2009 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – Although the reporter involved denies she coordinated with the White House, speculation abounds over the genesis of the press conference inquiry last week by Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times, whose question about Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. prompted a national race scandal involving President Obama. Several blogs have picked up on unanswered questions surrounding the event and have speculated that the White House may have coordinated the question. "Sweet was prepped, planted and performed on cue," was the title of a piece on The Real Barack Obama blog. "Lynn Sweet has earned her bones as a...
  • Gore Vidal Writes About Gates Arrest; Lapses Into Incoherence

    07/29/2009 8:22:15 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 26 replies · 932+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | July 29, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    Perhaps it is time to recall William Shatner to the Tonight Show in order to read alound, accompanied by bongos, leftwing novelist Gore Vidal's incoherent screed about the Henry Louis Gates arrest. Even Grampa Abe ranting aloud while spinning around on the church floor in "The Simpsons Movie" made more sense than Vidal. Perhaps it could be explained by one too many Ketel Ones but here is his seemingly endless essay from Truthdig which starts out from a far left position and then quickly plunges into utter incoherence: For those of us who had hoped that the Obama administration would...
  • Syrian refugee held in indecent assault on girl, 13 at Lowell pool.

    07/10/2016 4:11:27 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 68 replies
    Lowellsun.com ^ | July 10,2016 | Lisa Redmond
    LOWELL -- A 22-year-old Syrian refugee is behind bars after only two months in the United States after he was accused Thursday night of inappropriately touching a 13-year-old girl at a state-run swimming pool in Lowell. In Lowell District Court on Friday, Emad Hasso, of Lowell, was ordered held on $25,000 cash bail after pleading not guilty via an interpreter to one count of indecent assault and battery on someone under 16. Judge Stacy Fortes set the bail over the defense attorney's objections, because Hasso's only ties to this country are his family members with whom he lives.