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  • Marine Corps says $3.6B for storm repairs at Camp Lejeune

    12/14/2018 8:40:27 AM PST · by Rebelbase · 28 replies
    AP via CBS17 ^ | 12/15/18 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — When Marines from Camp Lejeune, N.C., were preparing for their upcoming deployment to the Middle East, they faced an unusual challenge: the beach they needed to train on had been washed away by Hurricane Florence. Using bulldozers and other equipment, they moved enough sand to rebuild a portion of Onslow Beach so Marines could practice moving on and off landing craft and get certified for their deployment. But almost immediately afterward, the ocean swept away the sand. Marine leaders are saying it will cost around $3.6 billion to repair the extensive damage to Camp Lejeune caused by...
  • Intel panel expects to refer more cases of suspected lying to Mueller

    12/13/2018 3:42:15 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/13/18 | Morgan Chalfant
    Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) said Thursday that the Senate Intelligence Committee has made "quite a few referrals" to special counsel Robert Mueller of cases where witnesses questioned in the panel’s Russia probe were suspected of lying, adding he expects there will be more. “We’ve made quite a few referrals,” Burr, who chairs the Senate panel, told The Hill on Thursday afternoon. “I won’t get into the numbers, but where we have found criminality, we have made those referrals and I’m sure that they’re not the last." The Senate GOP chairman first revealed in November that the committee had referred cases...
  • Huber won’t testify before House panel on Clinton probe

    12/12/2018 4:22:43 PM PST · by lodi90 · 156 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 12/12/2018 | Thomas Burr
    U.S. Attorney for Utah John Huber won't testify Thursday before the House Oversight subcommittee as its chairman had announced previously. Huber had been assigned by then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions to investigate several controversies Republicans have raised about Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation, many of them stoked by right-wing activists who believe she should be prosecuted. Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., chairman of the Oversight’s subcommittee on government operations, had hoped Huber would provide an update on his probe. “Mr. Huber with the Department of Justice and FBI has been having an investigation — at least part of his task was...
  • Trump hater coming to NC.

    12/11/2018 9:50:59 AM PST · by Harpotoo · 11 replies
    Groupon ^ | 12/11/18 | Groupon
    George Lopez comes to NC
  • [2012] John Edwards' Hush Money Was Not Illegal, FEC Told Campaign

    12/11/2018 8:03:03 AM PST · by libstripper · 12 replies
    Good Mprning America, via Yahoo ^ | May 14, 2012 | JAMES HILL, BETH LOYD and RUSSELL GOLDMAN
    After John Edwards was indicted, Federal Election Commission auditors determined that the hush money he received from wealthy donors to cover up a torrid affair did not need to be reported in the campaign's financial disclosure reports, his campaign's chief financial officer testified today. After three weeks of salacious testimony about Edwards' affair with mistress Rielle Hunter and the nearly $1 million collected to keep it quiet, Edwards' lawyers kicked off their defense focusing on the much less steamy intricacies of campaign finance law. After reviewing the campaign's financials for four years, the FEC determined last month that money Edwards'...
  • Trump floating Mark Meadows for White House chief of staff

    12/09/2018 2:17:46 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 92 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/09/18 | Justin Wise
    President Trump has privately been floating the idea of replacing Chief of Staff John Kelly with Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), according to Axios. The news outlet, citing three sources with knowledge of the matter, reported on Sunday that Trump has recently been asking many people about who he should name as his chief of staff when Kelly officially departs. He's asked many of them what they think of Meadows, a North Carolina congressman who is currently the chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus. He's also reportedly mentioned three other people as other possible candidates. Axios said it did not...
  • DEATH PENALTY

    12/08/2018 7:21:04 PM PST · by mabarker1 · 24 replies
    North Carolina Department of Public Safety/North Carolina Department of Corrections/NCDPS ^ | Unknown, Will Call it 12/01/2018 | NC Department of Corrections
    More than 1,000 persons have been sent to North Carolina's death row since the state assumed responsibility for executing criminals in 1910. The prison system houses male death row inmates at Central Prison and female death row inmates at the North Carolina Correctional Institution for Women. Both prisons are located in Raleigh. At Central Prison, the men are housed in cellblocks of Unit III. Two correctional officers in a control center watch the inmates at all times. Each cell block is divided into eight pods with 24 single cells - 12 cells on each level. The cells open into a...
  • States of Emergency declared in three states

    12/08/2018 5:47:33 PM PST · by Openurmind · 60 replies
    Ice Age Now ^ | December 8, 2018 | Robert
    This is how ice ages begin. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam today declared a state of emergency ahead of the upcoming storm, which has brought snow and freezing rain across the southern United States. Heavy and accumulating snow is expected in southern Virginia through Monday, the National Weather Service warned. Downed trees and limbs may create significant power outages or cause additional travel hazards. On Friday, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency for all 100 of the state’s counties. Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin also declared a state of emergency ahead of the storm for all 77 of...
  • Guatemalan [?] father of slain North Carolina teen denied visa to attend her funeral

    12/08/2018 5:26:40 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    cnn ^ | 5:54 AM ET, Sat December 8, 2018 | Ray Sanchez
    Immigration attorney Naimeh Salem said US embassy officials in Guatemala denied the temporary visa on grounds that Aguilar "didn't have enough ties to his home country, Guatemala." Aguilar said he last saw his daughter in 2005. Police said she was kidnapped in a relative's SUV that was idling in the driveway on a morning before school. Authorities issued an Amber Alert at the time. A witness saw a man dressed in black and wearing a yellow bandana force Hania into the vehicle. Police said they have no reason to think Hania knew her abductor, and her family is cooperating with...
  • Mark Harris Open to ‘New Election’ in North Carolina’s 9th District

    12/08/2018 4:35:01 AM PST · by SMGFan · 6 replies
    rollcall ^ | December 7, 2018
    Harris says he needs to see proof that illegal activity would have changed the results North Carolina Republican Mark Harris said Friday he’s open to a new election in the 9th District, where allegations of election fraud have thrown his victory into question. The state board of elections is investigating absentee voting irregularities and confirmed Friday that a contractor for the Harris campaign is a person of interest in connection with an alleged absentee ballot operation. “Although I was absolutely unaware of any wrongdoing, that will not prevent me from cooperating in this investigation,” Harris said in a video message...
  • Absentee vote changes may have invited ‘ballot harvesting’ [NC]

    12/07/2018 7:02:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 7, 2018 | Gary D. Robertson
    Changes made to absentee voting procedures five years ago in North Carolina may have emboldened workers to run the type of illegal “ballot-harvesting” operation alleged to have been used in a disputed congressional race, election experts and lawmakers said. Some observers are concerned that the changes made it possible for more people to apply for absentee ballots. Then so-called harvesters could collect unsealed ballots and manipulate them or throw out ones from minority voters who might have otherwise gone to the polls. The heavily Republican Legislature crafted the 2013 law that scaled back some voting options amid a national GOP...
  • Clinton Foundation whistleblowers have come forward with hundreds of pages of evidence, Meadows says

    12/06/2018 6:55:44 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published 47 mins agoLast Update 10 mins ago | Samuel Chamberlain, Catherine Herridge
    Three people have come forward with hundreds of pages of evidence of potential wrongdoing by the Clinton Foundation, including misappropriation of funds and allegations of quid-pro-quo promises made to donors during Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state, Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., told Fox News on Thursday. Meadows, the leader of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, is also the chairman of the House Oversight Subcommittee on Government Operations. The panel is set to hold an investigative hearing next week on the status of the Foundation case. U.S. Attorney John Huber was tasked to investigate the foundation last year by then-Attorney...
  • Pelosi: Dems ready to call for new election if North Carolina race deadlocks

    12/06/2018 10:49:44 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/06/18 | Mike Lillis
    House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) said Thursday that Democrats are closely monitoring fraud allegations in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District but said they would only call for a new election if it’s impossible to determine the winner. “The House Administration Committee will have full investigative authority to determine the winner of the election,” Pelosi said. “And … only if it’s impossible to determine who the winner is, would we take the extraordinary step of calling for a new election.” The midterm results in North Carolina’s 9th District have been embroiled in controversy since a number of voters have emerged...
  • One Man Asked For Nearly 600 Absentee Ballots In Bladen County

    12/06/2018 7:30:45 AM PST · by mooncoin · 51 replies
    WUNC ^ | 12/6/2018 | Jason Debruyn
    One man – McCrae Dowless – filed in-person requests for 592 absentee ballots at the Bladen County Board of Elections in the month's leading up to this year's midterm election. That's more than twice any other single applicant and accounts for 44 percent of the 1,341 in-person absentee ballot requests made at the Bladen County Board of Elections.
  • Why Did 101 Lawmakers Send Letters of Support to Israel-Bashing CAIR?

    11/05/2018 5:44:15 AM PST · by SJackson · 34 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 11-5-18 | Steven Emerson
    If the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) stuck to its stated mission statement and only did civil rights work protecting Muslim Americans from discrimination and bigotry, you likely would never see it mentioned on this site.But CAIR has a second, perhaps more paramount objective that it never directly acknowledges: To oppose Israel and promote Palestinian nationalism.CAIR’s mission statement makes no mention of Palestine. Instead, it says it aims to “enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.” It describes its lobbying arm as focusing “on issues related to Islam and Muslims. The department monitors legislation and government activities and responds...
  • Dems threaten not to seat GOP House winner amid ballot harvesting accusations in North Carolina

    12/05/2018 9:38:20 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 70 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 5, 2018 | Gregg Re
    A top Democrat on Tuesday threatened not to seat the Republican winner in a closely contested North Carolina House race when the new Congress takes power in January, citing allegations of "serious fraudulent activity" involving possible ballot harvesting. State election officials unanimously refused to certify the results of the race on Friday and may call for a new election, potentially erasing what is now unofficially a 905-vote lead by Republican Mark Harris over Democrat Dan McCready in the fight for the 9th Congressional District. The margin is less than half a percentage point of total votes cast. Incoming Majority Leader...
  • Hundreds protest UNC proposal to house Confederate statue in $5 million building

    12/04/2018 8:26:17 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/04/18 | Justin Wise
    Hundreds of demonstrators gathered at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Monday night to protest the university's proposal to construct a new building to house a Confederate monument on campus. Footage of the protests shared by The Daily Tar Heel showed dozens of individuals chanting and holding signs as they make their way towards campus. Protestors can be heard chanting "who do you protect, who do you serve" near a barricaded area that had once been the home of the Confederate statue, "Silent Sam." The statue had stood on campus since it was erected in 1913 to honor students...
  • At protest, UNC's 'Silent Sam' plan is not enough

    12/04/2018 6:33:06 AM PST · by CodeJockey · 15 replies
    WRAL Raleigh ^ | 12/3/2018 | Sarah Krueger and Candace Sweat
    ...Others questioned the wisdom of investing in a new building when student fees are rising and tuition are rising alongside university expenses. Immediately after the announcement, several groups, including Defend UNC, the UNC Black Congress and the UNC Black Student Movement, issued a letter, saying, "They are building a safe space for white supremacy and forcing us to pay for it."...
  • N.C. Elections Board Chairman Resigns After Anti-Trump Tweets

    12/02/2018 9:14:50 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 7 replies
    <p>RALEIGH, N.C. — The chairman of North Carolina’s elections board has resigned following complaints about comments he’s made online criticizing President Donald Trump.</p> <p>Andy Penry resigned Saturday from the State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement. The Democrat said he was leaving the board because he did not want to undermine an ongoing probe of potential wrongdoing in the state’s 9th Congressional District. The board is investigating alleged fraudulent activity related to mail-in absentee ballots and could order a new election.</p>
  • AP retracts call in North Carolina congressional race amid fraud investigation

    11/30/2018 3:23:55 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/30/18 06 | Tal Axelrod
    The Associated Press on Friday retracted its call for a Republican in a House race in North Carolina after the state board of elections delayed certifying the results due to concerns of voter fraud. Democrat Dan McCready conceded the election to Republican Mark Harris earlier this month and said he would not request a recount. Unofficial results show Harris with a 905-vote lead out of nearly 283,000 votes counted. The North Carolina board of elections cited “claims of irregularities and fraudulent activities related to absentee by-mail voting” when it said it would delay certifying the results. The body voted 7-2...