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  • Indonesia introduces death penalty and chemical castration for paedophiles

    05/26/2016 12:06:04 AM PDT · by Cronos · 1 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Thursday, 26 May 2016 | AFP
    Indonesia’s president has approved tough new punishments for child sex offenders, including a maximum penalty of death and chemical castration, after the brutal gang-rape and murder of a schoolgirl. Convicted paedophiles could also be forced to wear electronic monitoring devices following their release from jail under new rules introduced in an emergency decree...“Sexual crimes against children are extraordinary crimes, because they threaten the lives of children.” Widodo was spurred into action after the murder and gang-rape in April of a 14-year-old girl, who was set upon by a gang of drunken men and boys as she walked home from school...
  • What It Takes to Be President of the American Police State:

    05/25/2016 11:08:05 PM PDT · by vannrox · 1 replies
    The Rutherford Institute ^ | May 23, 2016 | John W. Whitehead
    What It Takes to Be President of the American Police State: Anti-Big Money, Anti-War, Pro-Constitution, Freedom-Loving Candidates Need Not Apply “The qualifications for president seem to be that one is willing to commit mass murder one minute and hand presidential medals of freedom to other war criminals in the next. One need only apply if one has very loose, flexible, or non-existent morality.”—Author and activist Cindy Sheehan Long gone are the days when the path to the White House was open to anyone who met the Constitution’s bare minimum requirements of being a natural born citizen, a resident of the...
  • Lifelong-Liberal Rants "This Is Why I'm Leaving The Democratic Party"

    05/25/2016 11:00:17 PM PDT · by vannrox · 1 replies
    Liberty Blitzkrieg blog ^ | 05/23/2016 18:20 -0400 | Mike Krieger
    In a February post titled, It’s Not Just the GOP – The Democratic Party is Also Imploding, I noted the following: Yes, of course, Trump winning the GOP nomination marks the end of the party as we know it. After all, some neocons are already publicly and actively throwing their support behind Hillary. While this undoubtably represents a major turning point in U.S. political history, many pundits have yet to appreciate that the exact same thing is happening within the Democratic Party. It’s just not completely obvious yet. While it might sound strange, a coronation of Hillary Clinton in the...
  • Marc Faber's "Worst Fear" Is Hillary Clinton Becoming President

    05/25/2016 10:50:06 PM PDT · by vannrox · 2 replies
    Valuewalk.com ^ | 05/24/2016 11:12 -0400 | Tyler Durden
    Publisher of the Gloom Boom & Doom Report Marc Faber spoke with FOX Business Network’s (FBN) Neil Cavuto about the realistic possibility of the market collapsing before November saying “Most people haven’t really made any money over the last 12 months or even two years because the market is down over the last 12 months.” He continued saying “the economy is stuck,” and “That’s why you have people like Trump and Bernie Sanders having such an appeal. Otherwise if the economy was very strong, they wouldn’t essentially be contenders for the presidential election.” On the impact the economy has had...
  • Paul Craig Roberts: "Americans Are A Conquered People"

    05/25/2016 10:38:02 PM PDT · by vannrox · 14 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 05/24/2016 22:30 -0400 | Paul Craig Roberts
    Authored by Paul Craig Roberts, As readers know, I have seen some optimism in voters support for Trump and Sanders as neither are members of the corrupt Republican and Democratic political establishments. Members of both political establishments enrich themselves by betraying the American people and serving only the interest of the One Percent. The American people are being driven into the ground purely for the sake of more mega-billions for a handful of super-rich people. Neither political party is capable of doing anything whatsoever about it, and neither will. The optimism that I see is that the public’s support of...
  • Americans - The New Second-Class Citizens

    05/25/2016 10:33:46 PM PDT · by vannrox · 2 replies
    RefugeeSettlementWatch.com, ^ | 05/25/2016 19:30 -0400 | Ann Corcoran
    Yesterday we told you about the mess in Utica, New York, a city in refugee overload with increasing poverty and stressed-out schools. We also told you about the Obama Labor Dept. (Tom Perez! Watch for him, bad news!) and the department’s special $2 million dollar grant to Utica to give summer jobs to a special subset of the impoverished—-refugees! (But wait! Haven’t we been hammered with the propaganda for years that refugees add to the local economy?) This special treatment for a class of immigrant has Labor Secretary Tom Perez’s fingerprints all over it. If you don’t know that name,...
  • SAUDI CLERIC SAYS POSING FOR PHOTOS WITH CATS IS FORBIDDEN

    05/25/2016 10:27:41 PM PDT · by vannrox · 19 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 5/25/16 AT 1:56 PM | JACK MOORE
    A prominent Saudi cleric has declared photographs with cats, and other animals, unless completely necessary due to an upsurge in Saudis “who want to be like Westerners.” On a televised broadcast, Sheikh Saleh Bin Fawzan Al-Fazwan, a member of the Saudi Council of Senior Scholars, was told about “a new trend of taking pictures with cats has been spreading among people who want to be like Westerners.” He replied: “What?! What do you mean pictures with cats? Taking pictures is prohibited. The cats don’t matter here.” The sheikh continued: “Taking pictures is prohibited if not for a necessity. Not with...
  • IF HILLARY CLINTON GETS HER WAY WITH THE SUPREME COURT

    05/25/2016 10:22:16 PM PDT · by vannrox · 2 replies
    5/24/16 AT 5:33 PM | ALVIN RABUSHKA
    If Clinton becomes president and appoints liberal justices, the author writes, a liberal majority on the court will enable her to remake the United States. This article first appeared on the Thoughtful Ideas site. If Hillary Clinton is elected, she may have the opportunity to appoint three or possibly four justices to the Supreme Court. First up is filling the late Antonin Scalia’s seat, which will give the court a five-vote liberal majority consisting, on her inauguration, of Sonia Sotomayor (63), Elena Kagan (56), Ruth Bader Ginsburg (83) and Stephen Breyer (78). She may be able to appoint young liberals...
  • Medical marijuana legalization sent to Ohio governor

    05/25/2016 10:16:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Associated Press ^ | May 25, 2016 11:11 PM EDT | Julie Carr Smyth
    A medical marijuana legalization bill has been sent to Ohio Gov. John Kasich in an effort by state lawmakers to offset support for a proposed fall ballot measure. The measure cleared the Ohio Senate by just three votes, and the House followed by OKing Senate changes 67-28. The proposal, which Kasich has not committed to signing, would bar patients from smoking marijuana or growing it at home, but it would allow its use in vapor form for certain chronic health conditions. It garnered both support and opposition among Republicans and Democrats. Supporters recalled emotional testimony from chronic pain sufferers and...
  • Bernie Sanders: Game on. I look forward to debating Donald Trump in California before primary

    05/25/2016 9:54:25 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 104 replies
    https://twitter.com/BernieSanders ^ | 9:30 PM - 25 May 2016 | User Actions Follow Bernie SandersVerified account ‏@BernieSanders
    Game on. I look forward to debating Donald Trump in California before the June 7 primary.— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) May 26, 2016
  • Egypt army 'kills 88 militants' in North Sinai during third stage of Martyr's Right

    05/25/2016 9:40:09 PM PDT · by VanShuyten · 5 replies
    Ahram Online ^ | Wednesday 25 May 2016 | Ahram Online
    The Egyptian army said on Wednesday that its forces have killed 88 militants in central and North Sinai during recent military operations. As a continuation of an earlier campaign which started in September 2015, the army announced that it will begin the third phase of the operation entitled Martyr's Right. Martyr's Right is a comprehensive military operation targeting Islamist militants in North Sinai.
  • Audit: Illinois Lottery broke law to get around budget impasse

    05/25/2016 9:36:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    AP via WGN ^ | 3:15 PM, May 21, 2016
    The state’s auditor general says the Illinois Lottery violated state finance law by prepaying $20 million to ensure it could participate in future multi-state lottery games even without a state budget. The Belleville News-Democrat reports that the lottery made two $10 million payments on June 30, 2015, when it was clear lawmakers had failed to agree on a state budget that should have begun the next day. …
  • ALL CRUZ SUPPORTERS: Dr. Wallnau Speaks to YOU on Trump and Common Grace

    05/25/2016 9:15:11 PM PDT · by Right-wing Librarian · 42 replies
    "Last night, I had a subscriber email me a 27-minute video done by Dr. Lance Wallnau, a pastor from Keller, Texas that explained the concept of “common grace” and how Mr. Trump is the perfect vehicle for that common grace to flow across this nation. It clicked. It absolutely clicked."
  • Swiss boys' refusals to shake female teacher's hand prompt $5,000 fine

    05/25/2016 9:03:43 PM PDT · by profit_guy · 19 replies
    AFP ^ | May 25, 2016 | Nina Larson
    Geneva (AFP) - Religious belief is no excuse for refusing to shake a teacher's hand, authorities in a northern Swiss region ruled Wednesday, reversing one school's controversial decision to grant exemptions for Muslim pupils unwilling to touch the opposite sex.
  • Leftists tactic of shutting down those they disagree with is exactly what the Nazi’s did

    05/25/2016 8:41:15 PM PDT · by Jookos · 17 replies
    Jookos News ^ | 05/25/2016 | Jookos
    ccording to the leftist media of today, the only violence that occurs at Donald Trump rallies are all because of Donald Trump, or his supporters. What they fail to mention is that to date, only a handful of Trump supporters have actually been charged with any crimes. The same media refuses to acknowledge that almost all of the violence at these rallies are at the hands of their fellow leftist buddies intent on shutting down anyone they disagree with. Guess who did the same thing using his brown shirts? Hitler.
  • An American GI defected to North Korea. Now his sons are propaganda stars

    05/25/2016 8:11:50 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 28 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 25, 2016 | Anna Fifield
    Their names are Ted and James, and they look like the kinds of men you might bump into on the streets of Richmond, Va., where their father was born. But they’re speaking perfect North Korean and wearing badges of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, the first two leaders of North Korea, over their hearts. Oh, and the younger one, James, is a captain in the North Korean army. They’re the Pyongyang-born sons of James Joseph Dresnok, the former American GI who defected to North Korea in 1962 when he was stationed in South Korea after the war. And...
  • Navy SEAL congressman endorses Trump

    05/25/2016 8:01:39 PM PDT · by Innovative · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 25, 2016 | Kristina Wong
    Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.) announced Wednesday that he is endorsing presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. "I'm going to officially endorse Donald Trump. It's time," he said on Fox News's "Fox and Friends." Zinke, a retired Navy SEAL commander, said in a statement provided to The Hill that the "choice is clear." "I look at who our options are to serve as the next President and to me the choice is clear," he said. "As a former military commander, I know our troops need a Commander in Chief who puts America First."
  • South Florida drivers feel they're spending more money on tolls

    05/25/2016 7:49:30 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    Local 10 News ^ | April 29, 2016 | Amy Viteri
    MIAMI - Drivers throughout South Florida have said no matter where their daily commute takes them, they feel they're spending more money, more often on tolls. Local 10 News spoke to several drivers who said the tolls are another expense and don't necessarily help them reach their destination any faster. "Three hundred to four hundred (dollars) a month," Maribel Masvidal estimated she spends commuting from Homestead to her job in South Miami. "A lot of money that could be used on other things for my family." Masvidal said that commute can take her up to two hours one way on...
  • Hillary Clinton's New Anti-Trump Ad Misses the Mark

    05/25/2016 7:48:09 PM PDT · by Milhous · 31 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | May 25, 2016 | Matt Taibbi
    A new attack ad put out by the Hillary Clinton campaign this week achieves the near-impossible, making Donald Trump look wronged and (almost) like a victim. More believably, it makes the Democrats look sleazy and disingenuous in comparison. The ad begins with a picture of a grinning Trump and the words, "In 2006, Donald Trump was hoping for a real estate crash." It was caused by the existence of a speculative bubble in the first place. And that bubble was inflated not by Donald Trump, but by the people who have at least in part bankrolled Hillary Clinton's career: namely,...
  • Corey Feldman on Elijah Wood Hollywood Pedophilia Controversy: "I Would Love to Name Names"

    05/25/2016 7:46:34 PM PDT · by detective · 47 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 5/25/2016 | Seth Abramovitch
    In an in-depth interview with THR, the 'Goonies' and 'Lost Boys' star opens up about his late best friend Corey Haim's rape by a producer at age 11, the pre-teen parties where predators stalked and groomed their marks and the "dark side" of his close pal Michael Jackson: "The man is gone. Let him rest in peace." A recent interview with Elijah Wood has reignited the conversation on pedophilia in the entertainment business. The Lord of the Rings star later clarified first to The Hollywood Reporter and then on his personal Twitter account that his comments about "something major ......
  • The story behind the ‘American Dream’ photo at West Point that went viral

    05/25/2016 7:46:18 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 13 replies
    WaPo ^ | 05/25/2016 | Dan Lamothe
    As 2nd Lt. Alix Schoelcher Idrache stood at attention during the commencement ceremony at West Point, N.Y., on Saturday, he was overcome with emotion. Tears rolled down both cheeks, but his gloved left hand held firm on his white, gold and black “cover,” the dress headgear that Army cadets wear. The photograph of Idrache, by Army Staff Sgt. Vito T. Bryant, was published Tuesday on the Facebook page of West Point’s U.S. Military Academy, and it almost immediately went viral. Part of that is Idrache’s background: He worked his way through one of the nation’s most prestigious military schools after...
  • Two officers in Freddie Gray case sue state’s attorney for defamation

    05/25/2016 7:41:26 PM PDT · by detective · 21 replies
    MSM News ^ | 25 May 2016 | Justin Fenton and Kevin Rector
    Two officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray are suing Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby for defamation and invasion of privacy. Sgt. Alicia White and Officer William Porter, who are facing charges of involuntary manslaughter in the 25-year-old’s death last April, filed the lawsuit against Mosby, Baltimore sheriff’s office Maj. Sam Cogen and the state of Maryland on May 2, according to Baltimore Circuit Court records made public Wednesday. The officers claim that Mosby and Cogen knew the statement of charges filed against the officers and other statements made by Mosby at a May 1, 2015, news conference announcing...
  • Multiple Victims Reported In Shooting During Concert At Irving Plaza

    05/25/2016 7:40:06 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 40 replies
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A shooting left multiple people wounded Wednesday night during a concert at Irving Plaza in Union Square. Shots were fired at the concert venue, at 17 Irving Pl. near Union Square, around 10 p.m., officials told CBS2. There were reports of multiple shooting victims – as many as two or three – and one of the victims reportedly had life-threatening injuries. It was unknown if there were any arrests. Hip-hop artist T.I. was performing a concert at the venue at the time.
  • Guess Who? – The Albuquerque Trump Protests Were 100% Organized Political Astroturf…

    05/25/2016 7:35:35 PM PDT · by blueyon · 22 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | 5/25/16 | Sundance
    This Reuters Article describes the rioting mob from New Mexico last night: Protesters threw rocks and bottles at police officers who responded with pepper spray outside a rally for presidential candidate Donald Trump in Albuquerque, New Mexico, police said. Hundreds of protesters tried to storm the convention center in New Mexico’s biggest city, knocking down barricades and throwing objects at a door and then hurling rocks and bottles at mounted police in riot gear, the Albuquerque Police Department said on Twitter on Tuesday and video posted online showed. Several police officers were injured, the police tweeted However, what the article...
  • Ex-McDonald’s CEO says raising the minimum wage will help robots take jobs

    05/25/2016 7:17:46 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 34 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 25, 2016 | Matt McFarland
    A former McDonald’s chief executive has warned that raising the minimum wage will spur unemployment as companies will instead employ robots that work for less. “I guarantee you if a $15 minimum wage goes across the country you’re going to see a job loss like you can’t believe,” said Edward Rensi in an appearance on Fox Business Network Tuesday. “It’s cheaper to buy a $35,000 robotic arm than it is to hire an employee who’s inefficient making $15 an hour bagging French fries.” The minimum wage has been a hot topic this spring, with some states and employers deciding to...
  • Dershowitz: Not Surprising ‘Ignoramus’ Bernie Sanders Tapped ‘Professional Israel-Hater’

    05/25/2016 7:17:12 PM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies
    Algemeiner.com ^ | 5-25-16 | Lea Speyer
    Dershowitz: Not Surprising ‘Ignoramus’ Bernie Sanders Tapped ‘Professional Israel-Hater’ for Democratic Policy Committee he Palestinian activist appointed by presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders to the Democratic Platform Drafting Committee is a “professional Israel-hater,” internationally acclaimed legal mind Alan Dershowitz told The Algemeiner on Tuesday. Dershowitz, a fierce defender of Israel and avowed supporter of the Democratic Party, was referring to Arab American Institute (AAI) President James Zogby, whom Sanders tapped on Monday to help draft party policy. Dershowitz, who said he’s debated Zogby on numerous occasions, explained why he is “not surprised” that the senator from Vermont contending for the Democratic...
  • Courts To Decide Future Of Man’s Private Island In Suisun Bay

    05/25/2016 7:08:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    A legal battle is raging in Bay Area courts over a landowner’s plans to transform an island in the Delta into a playground for Silicon Valley. Secluded Pt. Buckner Island in Suisun Bay has become well known for its kite-surfing and other sports. When John Sweeney bought the small Delta island, it was in pretty bad shape. The levees were breached in several places, allowing water to cover part of it. As the new owner, Sweeny says “by law” the Suisun Marsh Preservation Act now makes that his problem. “When you buy the property, you have a compliance period where...
  • Terry McAuliffe Lied About Meeting Chinese Donor

    05/25/2016 7:01:19 PM PDT · by detective · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 May 2016 | Patrick Howley
    Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe lied about meeting Wang Wenliang, the Chinese donor to his 2013 gubernatorial campaign whose contributions are now the subject of an FBI investigation. McAuliffe told CNN after the story broke that he thinks he has never met Mr. Wenliang.
  • Are employers required to grant Muslim employees prayer breaks?

    05/25/2016 6:56:14 PM PDT · by detective · 29 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 25 May 2016 | Lucy Schouten
    The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) filed a religious discrimination complaint on Tuesday, in an ongoing debate over prayer breaks between a Wisconsin manufacturing company and Muslim workers. Ariens Co., which manufactures snow blowers and lawnmowers at a plant outside Green Bay, Wis., fired seven of its Muslim employees in January, and another 14 resigned, after the company told Muslim workers they should stop taking an extra break for prayer, Laura Putre reported for Industry Week. The prayer break dispute has reached its fifth month without resolution and highlights the challenges of balancing religious accommodation with work schedules, especially in...
  • TRUMP CAMPAIGN STATEMENT REGARDING RICK WILEY DEPARTURE

    05/25/2016 6:55:34 PM PDT · by jennychase · 20 replies
    DJT ^ | 5/25/2016 | Trump
    Rick Wiley was hired on a short-term basis as a consultant until the campaign was running full steam. It is now doing better than ever, we are leading in the polls, and we have many exciting events ready to go, far ahead of schedule, while Hillary continues her long, boring quest against Bernie. We would like to thank Rick for helping us during this transition period.
  • Obama Waging Another Illegal War in Libya

    05/25/2016 6:41:07 PM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    The New American ^ | 25 May 2016 | Alex Newman
    As if the bloody mess left in Libya by Obama, the United Nations, and al-Qaeda was not already tragic enough, here comes round two. Despite the disastrous consequences of the earlier intervention, which was launched without a shred of constitutional authority, the Obama administration has once again deployed U.S. military forces to the North African nation — again without permission from Congress, much less the U.S. Constitution. Weapons shipments, support for shadowy militia groups, extrajudicial assassinations via drone-fired missile, and more are already under way. And, like last time, various globalist European powers are reportedly helping. This time, rather than...
  • NFL Hires Bill Clinton Press Secretary Joe Lockhart [Another Reason To Not Watch]

    05/25/2016 6:38:04 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 1/19/16 | Daniel Halper
    The National Football League has hired a former White House press secretary in the Bill Clinton administration. Joe Lockhart was named today the league's new executive vice president of communications. NBC Sports calls the hire "insulation for commissioner Roger Goodell."
  • Louisiana Senate Committee Rejects Bill Protecting Pastors Who Decline to Officiate ‘Gay Weddings’

    05/25/2016 6:29:59 PM PDT · by Coronal · 13 replies
    Christian News Network ^ | May 25, 2016 | Heather Clark
    BATON ROUGE, La. — A Senate committee in Louisiana has rejected a bill that would protect pastors who decline to officiate same-sex “weddings,” asserting that the move would be discriminatory. “As sexual liberty is elevated, we don’t want religious liberty to take a back seat and be pushed off the cliff,” said Rep. Mike Johnson, R-Bossier City, who introduced the legislation in March. “A legally recognized church or faith under state or federal tax law or regulation, or a religious organization … may not be required by the state to solemnize a marriage, nor provide access to facilities, services, accommodations,...
  • Investigators raid Google Paris HQ in tax evasion inquiry

    05/25/2016 6:26:59 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 4 replies
    reuters ^ | May 24, 2016 | MICHEL ROSE AND CHINE LABBÉ
    Dozens of French police raided Google's Paris headquarters on Tuesday, escalating an investigation into the digital giant on suspicion of tax evasion. Google, which said it was fully complying with French law, is under pressure across Europe from governments angry at the way multinationals minimize the tax they pay. Investigators from the financial prosecutors office and France's central office against corruption and tax fraud, accompanied by 25 IT specialists, took part in the raid. "The investigation aims to verify whether Google Ireland Ltd has a permanent base in France and if, by not declaring parts of its activities carried out...
  • What McAuliffe Probe Could Mean For 2016

    05/25/2016 6:11:23 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | May 24, 2016 | Ryan Nobles
    The revelation that Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is facing a federal investigation related to campaign donations could complicate Hillary Clinton's effort to win the state in November. The ties between McAuliffe and the Clinton family run deep -- both personally and professionally. McAuliffe often refers to Bill Clinton as his best friend. He served as Clinton's handpicked chair of the Democratic National Committee. Hillary Clinton was an early and enthusiastic supporter of McAuliffe's run for governor in 2013. Several of McAuliffe's key campaign staffers have graduated to the Clinton campaign.. McAuliffe has denied any wrongdoing and said "Investigations happen, no...
  • Donald Trump: Democrats ‘Going to Slip Joe Biden In’

    05/25/2016 6:09:06 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 91 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 25 May 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump suggested the Democrats are going to slip Vice President Joe Biden in as the Democrat’s nominee if Hillary Clinton isn’t able to run because of her email scandal. “She had a little bad news today from some reports [that] came down that weren’t so good,” Trump told more than 3,000 of his supporters at his campaign rally Wednesday afternoon at the Anaheim, California at the Convention Center. “Inspector General’s report — not good.” Trump was referencing an Inspector General (IG) report, which concluded that Clinton “failed to seek legal approval for her use of a...
  • McAuliffe attorney says feds found no crime, rebuts 'false information' on probe's focus

    05/25/2016 5:59:35 PM PDT · by randita · 3 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 5/25/16 | Graham Moomaw
    McAuliffe attorney says feds found no crime, rebuts 'false information' on probe's focus BY GRAHAM MOOMAW Richmond Times-Dispatch | Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 4:15 pm An attorney representing Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Wednesday that the federal investigation into the governor should be closed because there's no evidence McAuliffe violated laws dealing with foreign influence of U.S. policy. James W. Cooper, a lawyer with the D.C.-based firm Arnold & Porter, said the U.S. Department of Justice told him the probe is focused on McAuliffe's foreign sources of income before he became governor and whether he lobbied on behalf of those...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 26 May 2016

    05/25/2016 5:59:33 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 87 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ FINAL FLIGHT Air Force Lt. Col. Todd Houchins pilots the last 82nd Aerial Target Squadron QF-4 Phantom aircraft before its final takeoff from Tyndall Air Force Base, FL, July 24, 2015. Houchins is commander of the 53rd Test Support Squadron. Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. BLAZE BUSTERS Airmen battle flames from a simulated aircraft fire at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center in Alpena County, MI, July 22,...
  • Fallout over McAuliffe investigation extends to Richmond mayor's race

    05/25/2016 5:56:14 PM PDT · by randita · 5 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 5/25/16 | Ned Oliver
    Fallout over McAuliffe investigation extends to Richmond mayor's race By NED OLIVER Richmond Times-Dispatch | Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 3:45 pm The fallout over news of a federal investigation into Gov. Terry McAuliffe trickled down to the Richmond mayor’s race Wednesday with an attack on McAuliffe’s former aide and mayoral hopeful Levar Stoney. Former state delegate Joseph D. Morrissey issued a statement calling on Stoney to reject “any campaign contributions from Governor McAuliffe or any of his contributors.” Stoney stepped down from his position in McAuliffe’s cabinet to run for mayor, and his ties to the governor and his...
  • John Bolton’s reply to Obama’s Hiroshima visit

    05/25/2016 5:49:03 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 25, 2016 | Jennifer Harper
    Former U.N. Ambassador John R. Bolton is watching President Obama’s upcoming visit to Hiroshima at week’s end with a keen eye. Mr. Obama is due to visit the Japanese city on Friday, the first president to do so since the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on the site 70 years ago, by order of Harry Truman, a Democrat. Mr. Bolton, however, has already crafted his response to the visit: a public-service ad produced through the Foundation for American Security and Freedom, which focuses on national security issues here and abroad. “President Obama has made it his mission to apologize for...
  • Target boycott has directly cost company $9.2 billion in market cap to date

    Target's weak store sales and its expectations for this quarter, released Wednesday, pushed shares down 9 percent in morning trading. Shares of almost every retailer followed suit in what is shaping up to be a miserable year ... Shares of J.C. Penney, Kohl's, Macy's and Nordstrom fell as well. Shares of Wal-Mart, which reports earnings on Thursday, fell almost 4 percent
  • Dylann Roof case: Feds to seek death penalty

    05/25/2016 5:36:17 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 26 replies
    Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty for Dylann Roof, who is accused of killing nine people at a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, in July 2015. Roof, who is white, is charged with 33 federal offenses, including hate crime charges for allegedly targeting his victims on the basis of their race and religion. A judge entered a not guilty plea on his behalf in July 2015. "The nature of the alleged crime and the resulting harm compelled this decision," Attorney General Loretta Lynch said.
  • Former McDonald’s CEO warns minimum wage hike’s ‘destructive’ impact

    05/25/2016 5:35:44 PM PDT · by russbart · 2 replies
    While there is already anecdotal evidence that low-skill jobs are being replaced by machines at an increasing pace, one expert in the field recently predicted the trend will only escalate as activists across the country continue to push for a $15 per hour minimum wage.
  • Breaking Records: Obama Now Letting Syrian Refugees In At Feverish Rate

    05/25/2016 5:35:21 PM PDT · by russbart · 17 replies
    Barack Obama is working feverishly to meet his goal of 10,000 Syrian refugees in the U.S. before the end of the year – damn the consequences.
  • Ryan Says House Republicans Aim to End 'Executive Overreach'

    05/25/2016 5:28:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 25, 2016 | 4:51 PM EDT | Penny Starr
    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) unveiled what he called the Republicans“ “policy agenda” for 2017 on Wednesday, including a plan to regain the legislative power granted to Congress in Article One of the U.S. Constitution. “Article One,” Ryan said at a pen and pad briefing with reporters at the Capitol, “this is something that our members are very animated about because this has gotten out of control. This is about the separation of powers, about the Constitution, and wresting control away from decades of executive overreach and giving it back to Congress,” he said. Ryan noted that President Barack Obama...
  • Judge rules Ohio voter rights violated

    05/25/2016 5:21:44 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 18 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | May 25 2016 | DARREL ROWLAND
    A federal court ruling Tuesday declaring Ohio GOP lawmakers' voting restrictions unconstitutional could easily wind up before the U.S. Supreme Court — and generate a 4-4 split decision, a voting-rights expert says. [ ] Judge Michael H. Watson of U.S. District Court in Columbus said the Republican-dominated Ohio legislature violated the federal constitution and Voting Rights Act in 2014 when it reduced the state's early voting period from 35 to 28 days. The move also eliminated the so-called Golden Week in which eligible residents could register to vote and cast an absentee ballot at the same time. [ ] The...
  • Clinton’s inexcusable, willful disregard for the rules

    05/25/2016 5:15:00 PM PDT · by NRx · 28 replies
    WaPo ^ | 05-25-2016 | THE EDITORIAL BOARD
    HILLARY CLINTON’S use of a private email server while secretary of state from 2009 to 2013 has been justifiably criticized as an error of judgment. What the new report from the State Department inspector general makes clear is that it also was not a casual oversight. Ms. Clinton had plenty of warnings to use official government communications methods, so as to make sure that her records were properly preserved and to minimize cybersecurity risks. She ignored them. The 83-page report declares that “beginning in late 2005 and continuing through 2011,” the department revised its Foreign Affairs Manual and “issued various...
  • Shameful: Sanctuary City Protections Remain in San Francisco Even After Kate Steinle Death

    05/25/2016 4:44:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    In a slap in the face to the family of Kate Steinle, a young woman who last year was killed by an illegal immigrant, San Francisco has decided to retain its status as a sanctuary city. The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved legislation that upholds the city's policy on limiting law enforcement from providing assistance to federal immigration authorities aiming to apprehend or deport individuals. The board's decision allows illegal immigrants like Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez to escape proper punishment. Sanchez, who had been deported five times before, shot and killed Steinle last summer while she was walking along the...
  • Why Newt Gingrich for VP Is Pure Genius

    05/25/2016 4:37:35 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 192 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 25 May 2016 11:32 AM | Christopher Ruddy
    The media still can’t figure out why Newt Gingrich is at the very top of Donald Trump’s VP list. A recent Slate article starts this way: “Donald Trump selecting Newt Gingrich as his running mate would be insane.” The writer asserts Gingrich would be the “perfect” pick for Trump, implying the GOP front-runner is crazy as well. Call Donald Trump a lot of things; crazy is not one of them. Controversial, audacious, sometimes brash and extreme — all yes. But the primaries have showed Trump is a brilliant communicator and master tactician. “Crazy” like a fox, perhaps. Recently, I had...
  • Feds to build separate detention unit for transgender illegal immigrants

    05/25/2016 4:34:49 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    Wash Times ^ | 5/25/16 | Andrea Noble
    <p>Federal immigration authorities plan to build a separate unit for transgender detainees in a new facility under construction in Alvarado, Texas.</p> <p>The Prairieland Detention Center, expected to open in November, will house a total of 700 detainees and will have 36 beds set aside in a separate unit for transgender detainees, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.</p>