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  • How the feds cracked the college admissions scam

    03/14/2019 2:29:18 PM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 75 replies
    The slew of criminal charges in the sweeping college cheating scam originated from an unrelated federal case in the Boston area — and a financial executive desperate for mercy, according to a new report. The feds were tipped off to what would be the biggest college admissions scheme ever prosecuted thanks to the businessman, who was under investigation in a securities fraud case, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. In a bid for leniency, he told investigators that Rudolph “Rudy” Meredith, the head women’s soccer coach at Yale, solicited bribes from him in exchange for recommending his daughter for admission...
  • Intriguing Implication Within Nellie Ohr Testimony: Nellie Ohr Approached Glenn Simpson for a Job

    03/14/2019 2:27:40 PM PDT · by bitt · 6 replies
    The Epoch Times, via Jeff Carlson, has apparently gained access to the transcript of testimony from Nellie Ohr. Most of the back-story of Nellie Ohr working for the CIA as an Open Source Works contractor was previously discovered by CTH during earlier research; and again the transcript is not provided by Epoch. However, while the transcript is not provided, there is a very intriguing implication within their description/interpretation of the testimony (emphasis mine): […] Beginning in September 2015, Ohr began working for Fusion GPS. Ohr told investigators that she “read an article in the paper that mentioned Glenn Simpson. And...
  • What a Crock! Senate Republicans Are Full of It on Trump’s National Emergency

    03/14/2019 2:14:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Rush ^ | March 14, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: That’s right. That’s right. I’m telling you, I think it’s a crock what these guys are doing in there, trying to say, “No, we can’t let the president have his emergency declaration power because the Democrats might abuse it when they get there.” The Democrats might abuse it? The Democrats are abuse! The Democrats in their natural state is abuse of the Constitution. Somebody explain to me how it is that the president has the power to tell an American company to ground one of its products. “I, Donald Trump, am telling Boeing that they’ve got put the 737...
  • Deep State Leader Weissmann Steps Down from Mueller Probe — Two Days Before AG Barr’s Report on Wei

    03/14/2019 2:05:50 PM PDT · by bitt · 19 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 3/14/2019 | Jim Hoft
    Top Mueller prosecutor, Deep State hack and Hillary Clinton supporter Attorney Andrew Weissmann will soon leave the office and the Justice Department, two sources close to the matter tell NPR It is worth repeating… Special Counsel Robert Mueller has given no indication that he intends to release an honest report. Mueller stacked the Special Counsel full of highly partisan and conflicted Democrats. Mueller’s top attorney Andrew Weissmann attended Hillary Clinton’s “victory” party on election night! We also know… More than 100 Times the FBI, DOJ and/or Mueller Gang “Deviated from Standard Practice” or Committed Crimes in Effort to Exonerate Hillary...
  • Southern Poverty Law Center Fires Founder Morris Dees, Suggests Misconduct

    03/14/2019 1:58:11 PM PDT · by wardaddy · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-14-19 | Caplan
    The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), one of the country’s most well-funded “anti-hate” organizations, announced Thursday that it has fired its founder Morris Dees, suggesting in a statement that misconduct played a role in the decision. “Effective yesterday, Morris Dees’ employment at the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) was terminated. As a civil rights organization, the SPLC is committed to ensuring that the conduct of our staff reflects the mission of the organization and the values we hope to instill in the world,” SPLC president Richard Cohen said in a statement. When one of our own fails to meet those...
  • Facebook Loses Top Executives, Including Chris Cox

    03/14/2019 1:52:58 PM PDT · by bitt · 11 replies
    nyt ^ | 3/14/2019 | mike issac
    Facebook’s top executive ranks underwent another change on Thursday, with the loss of the company’s chief product officer and the head of its WhatsApp messaging service. The departures follow two years of scandals for Facebook around data privacy and disinformation. The issues have buffeted the Silicon Valley company, causing internal turmoil and a redirection in strategy. Last week, Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive, announced that Facebook would shift away from public sharing of posts and focus on private conversations across the company’s messaging services — WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger. The decision, which involves knitting together three of the world’s...
  • Beto O’Rourke is a deluded loser running on a ticket of lies, hypocrisy and the vote-destroying [tr]

    03/14/2019 1:50:42 PM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 14, 2019 | Piers Morgan
    Beto O’Rourke is a loser. In 2016, he ran against Ted Cruz in the Texas Senate race, and lost. He didn’t lose by much, just 2.6% of the vote in fact. But he still lost, and in the brutal world of US politics that usually means the last anyone hears from you for the rest of your natural life.
  • Sephora ENDS its partnership with Lori Loughlin's daughter Olivia Jade after customers [tr]

    03/14/2019 1:47:51 PM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 14, 2019 | Charlie Lankston
    Sephora announced on Thursday afternoon that it has ended its partnership with Lori Loughlin's YouTube star daughter Olivia Jade following a bitter backlash on social media in the days after her parents were charged in the college bribery scandal. 19-year-old Olivia, who is widely known as a social media and YouTube star with millions of followers, has worked with Sephora for some time now, and last year even released her own palette as part of a collaboration with its in-house label Sephora Collection. But the popular beauty retailer has now terminated its partnership with the teen, after it was revealed...
  • Mnuchin says U.S. government would shield Trump tax returns from Congress

    03/14/2019 1:44:00 PM PDT · by blueplum · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 14 Mar 2019 | Jason Lange
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Thursday that he would shield President Donald Trump’s tax returns from Congress, during remarks that could signal the administration’s approach to an expected request from congressional Democrats. … “I’m not aware if there’s ever been a request for an elected official’s tax return,” Mnuchin said in response to questions from Democratic Representative Lloyd Doggett, a member of the House Ways and Means Committee. “But we will follow the law and we will protect the president as we would protect any individual taxpayer under their rights.”
  • Lisa Page said if she ‘had it all to do over’ she ‘wouldn’t write [bleep] down’ to be discovered lat

    03/14/2019 1:38:27 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 48 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 3/14/19 | Jon Dougherty
    Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page not only didn’t express remorse for taking part in what can only be described as an attempt by members of our government to sabotage a legitimate presidential candidate and then depose him once he was elected, she said her only regret is that she got herself busted. During her closed-door testimony last year before a House committee, Page told a joint hearing of the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees last July, “And certainly, if I had this to do over again, I wouldn’t write this shit down in my personal – in a work-related text...
  • Exit Brexit

    03/14/2019 1:29:13 PM PDT · by Twotone · 21 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | March 14, 2019 | Mark Steyn
    As I write, I happen to be next door to the Canadian House of Commons - which is far from my favorite place. But, at its lowest and most contemptible, Ottawa's House has never screwed over the Commoners the way that of its imperial mother just has in London. Last night, sixteen days before Britain supposedly leaves the European Union in accord with the people's vote of three years ago, their elected representatives voted by 312 to 308 to rule out a "no-deal" Brexit - ie, a straightforward walkaway - ever. So the EU now has no incentive ever to...
  • Robert O’Rourke Flails His Way Into the Race

    03/14/2019 1:23:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 64 replies
    Rush ^ | March 14, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The hot-to-trot news of the day. Beto O’Rourke, Robert “Beto” O’Rourke, after saying he wasn’t gonna run for the presidency, today went to Iowa and flailed around with his arms gesticulating, wildly claiming he is gonna run. He’s got the craziest agenda. I hope these people keep talking. Every time these Democrats open their mouths, they are creating more Trump voters. Do not doubt me on this, folks. Do not doubt me. We have not become a socialist nation yet. These people are not appealing to a mass or majority of people in this country.Only in the Democrat Party...
  • Southern Poverty Law Center fires founder Morris Dees

    03/14/2019 1:11:12 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 73 replies ^ | Updated 3:01 PM; Today 2:12 PM | Staff
    The Alabama-based Southern Poverty Law Center, a nationally known nonprofit that monitors hate organizations, said Thursday it had fired co-founder Morris Dees, who once won a lawsuit that bankrupted a leading Ku Klux Klan group. A statement by Richard Cohen, the president of the law center, said Dees' employment had been terminated, but it did not give a specific reason. "As a civil rights organization, the SPLC is committed to ensuring that the conduct of our staff reflects the mission of the organization and the values we hope to instill in the world. When one of our own fails to...
  • ROSARIO DAWSON:Cory Booker Rumors are True ...WE'RE DATING AND IN LOVE!!! I GOT A BOO!

    03/14/2019 1:02:25 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 98 replies
    TMZ ^ | 3/14/19
    Rosario Dawson's all in on Cory Booker for President in 2020, but she might be a little biased ... because she just confirmed with us ... they're in a serious, loving relationship!!! The actress was at the Reagan National Airport in D.C. Thursday when our guy quizzed her on what's been widely rumored -- she's the woman Booker referred to last month on the Breakfast Club when he said he was dating someone very special, while adding, "I got a boo." It didn't take much prodding before Dawson said it was true and began gushing over her man, calling him...
  • Hallmark says it will no longer work with Lori Loughlin after college admissions scandal

    03/14/2019 12:57:15 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 106 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 14, 2019 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    Hallmark announced Thursday that it will no longer work with actress Lori Loughlin after she was charged in a college admissions scandal, The Associated Press reported. Loughlin was among the roughly 40 people charged is what officials have called the “largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice.”
  • #BirthStrike activists pledge not to have kids because Earth has 'no future'

    03/14/2019 12:53:39 PM PDT · by rktman · 65 replies ^ | 3/14/2019 | Rick Moran
    A new climate activist group is solemnly pledging not to have any children because our planet has "no future." #BirthStrike has about 90 members, and, judging by their spokesperson, they are a really, really depressed bunch of crazies. Blythe Pepino is founder of the group: We are either going to commit some kind of species suicide......
  • Democrats Reintroduce Bill to Require Background Check When Buying Ammo

    03/14/2019 12:43:41 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    CNSNews ^ | March 14, 2019 | Michael W. Chapman
    ( -- Democratic Congress members reintroduced the Ammunition Background Check Act on Wednesday, legislation that would require people to undergo an instant, universal background check through the federal NICS databaseeverytime they purchase gun ammunition. The lead sponsors of the bill are Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.). The proposal is known as 'Jaime's Law," in honor of Jaime Guttenberg, one of the 17 victims of the shooting at the Marjory Stonemen Douglas High School in February 2018. "Ammunition sales should be subject to the same legal requirements that should govern firearm sales: universal background checks," said...
  • VETO!

    03/14/2019 12:23:46 PM PDT · by be-baw · 74 replies
    Twitter ^ | March 14, 2019 | President Donald J. Trump
    President Donald J. Trump ‏ Verified account @realDonaldTrump 6m6 minutes ago More VETO!
  • Republican Establishment to Block Border Security Once Again

    03/14/2019 12:08:08 PM PDT · by Moseley · 59 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | March 14, 2019 | Jonathon A Moseley
    Republicans in Name Only say they will vote with the Democrats in the U.S. Senate Thursday to block President Donald Trump’s plans to build a border wall. Almost-Republican Senators Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Thom Tillis of North Carolina, and even Kentucky’s quixotic Rand Paul have already pre-announced their plans to vote with the Democrats against President Trump. This author’s news analysis here as opinion after more than 30 years in conservative politics is the author’s opinion and not necessarily that of everyone at Big Leage Politics. Once again border security will be blocked by the D.C....
  • Sen. Cruz Issues Statement in Support of President Trump’s National Emergency Declaration

    03/14/2019 12:06:03 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 53 replies
    Sen. Ted Cruz ^ | 3/14/19 | Sen. Ted Cruz
    ‘MAKE NO MISTAKE: AN EMERGENCY ABSOLUTELY EXISTS ON THE BORDER, AND IT IS A NATIONAL AND HUMANITARIAN DISASTER’ March 14, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement regarding his vote in favor of President Trump’s national emergency declaration: “Today, the National Emergencies Act required the Senate to answer one question: whether there is an ongoing emergency at our southern border. I voted to support the President’s declaration because, as Texans realize all too well, there is one. “This was a difficult vote. I understand my colleagues’ real concerns regarding the vast emergency powers...