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  • Warden of jail where Jeffrey Epstein killed himself reassigned on orders of Attorney General

    08/13/2019 12:06:40 PM PDT · by bitt · 107 replies
    cnbc ^ | 8/13/2019 | dan mangan
    Shirley Skipper-Scott, the warden of the federal jail in New York City where wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein killed himself was reassigned out of that post by Attorney General William Barr, the Justice Department said. The U.S. Bureau of Prisons also placed two staffers at the Metropolitan Correctional Center who had been assigned to Epstein’s cell unit on administrative leave pending ongoing investigations into Epstein’s death. Epstein, a former friend of Presidents Donald Trump and Bill Clinton, was being held without bail on child sex trafficking charges at the times of his death.
  • Tim Scott: Why Haven't 2020 Dems Spoken Out About That Racial Slur Against a KY Republican?

    08/13/2019 12:02:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | August 13, 2019 | Cortney O'Brien
    Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) is demanding answers from the 2020 Democrats. In Kentucky, African-American Republican AG candidate Daniel Cameron was the victim of a Democrat's racial slur, yet not a single one of the Democratic presidential candidates has bothered to speak out about it. In an interview with the Louisville Courier-Journal, a liberal civil rights attorney named Dawn Elliott accused Cameron of eating "Coon Flakes" the White House is serving. She went on.“Daniel is slapping all the black ancestors in the face," Elliott said. "All their hard work, struggles and even death means nothing to him.”Cameron clapped back on Twitter and said...
  • Rosanne Barr's Son has had enough
  • Rand Paul signals support for Red Flags

    08/13/2019 11:32:24 AM PDT · by RandFan · 143 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | 8/13/2019 | AP
    Paul, a strong gun-rights advocate, signaled his willingness to support something along the lines of "red flag" laws that allow guns to be removed from those who may be a danger to themselves and others. "I'm not opposed to sort of an emergency order for 48 hours and then you get a hearing in a court where you get the full due-process protections," he said in the interview. "It's the one thing that could fix a lot of stuff. I think most of these homicidal attackers ... are sending off signals to their family and community."
  • Senate Dems deliver stunning warning to Supreme Court: ‘Heal’ or face restructuring

    08/13/2019 11:28:08 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug 13, 2019 | Ronn Blitzer
    Several high-profile Senate Democrats warned the Supreme Court in pointed terms this week that it could face a fundamental restructuring if justices do not take steps to "heal" the court in the near future. *snip* Dramatic changes to the Supreme Court have been proposed by several Democrats vying for their party's 2020 presidential nomination, with "court-packing" being a common -- though highly controversial -- suggestion.
  • Trump signs Sinema bill to protect vets from predatory mortgages

    08/13/2019 11:13:15 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 26 replies
    AZPM ^ | 29 July 2019 | Christopher Conover
    (Audio Link at Source)President Trump signed Sen. Kyrsten Sinema's bill July 25. The proposal closes a loophole in federal law that allowed some veterans to get caught up in predatory home refinance deals. The problem was certain VA loans could be easily churned, or resold. The new law prevents that from happening before a cooling-off period. "So veterans won't get stuck with these refinancing fees over and over again," said Sinema.
  • Authorities reviewing whether first responder posted about Epstein death on 4chan ...

    08/13/2019 11:01:04 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/13/19 | Zack Budryk
    FULL HEADLINE: "Authorities reviewing whether first responder posted about Epstein death on 4chan before official announcement" The New York City Fire Department (FDNY) is looking into a 4chan post purporting to be from a first responder detailing the death of accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein more than 30 minutes before it was made public, according to BuzzFeed News. A user on the message board, a popular hub for white supremacists and conspiracy theorists, reportedly wrote: “dont ask me how I know, but Epstein died an hour ago from hanging, cardiac arrest. Screencap this.” The post came 38 minutes before ABC...
  • Trump: US Intel Says China Moving Troops to Border with Hong Kong

    08/13/2019 10:57:15 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 16 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 13 August 2019 | Cathy He
    President Donald Trump said Aug. 13 that U.S. intelligence has informed him that the Chinese regime is moving troops to the border with Hong Kong. “Our Intelligence has informed us that the Chinese Government is moving troops to the Border with Hong Kong,” Trump wrote. “Everyone should be calm and safe!” Our Intelligence has informed us that the Chinese Government is moving troops to the Border with Hong Kong. Everyone should be calm and safe!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 13, 2019 Trump’s tweet comes as protests in Hong Kong intensified, with protesters taking over terminals at the city’s international...
  • Ivanka Trump involved in congressional outreach on gun reform

    08/13/2019 10:54:54 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 52 replies
    CBS News via MSN ^ | 8/13/19 | Arden Farhi
    President Trump's daughter and senior aide Ivanka Trump is involved in the White House's outreach to members of Congress, a White House official told CBS News. Her outreach, the official said, is a part of the White House office of legislative affairs' efforts to engage members of Congress in talks about gun policy. Ivanka Trump "has trusted relationships on both sides of the aisle and she is working in concert with the White House policy and legislative teams," a White House official said. Axios first reported Ivanka Trump's involvement.
  • A Pro-Gun Ruling Will Inflame Court-Packing Push, Democratic Senator Warns Supreme Court

    08/13/2019 10:46:16 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 65 replies ^ | August 12, 2019 11:03 PM ET | Kevin Daley
    Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island filed a legal brief urging the Supreme Court to dismiss a challenge to New York City’s gun regulations. The brief includes a withering critique of the Court’s conservative majority, which Whitehouse accuses of judicial activism. The senator predicted a ruling against the City would inflame progressive efforts to pack the high court. Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island filed a legal brief before the Supreme Court in a challenge to New York City’s gun transportation regulations, advancing a broad indictment of the Roberts Court itself as he urged the justices to turn...
  • Argentine Peso Collapses as Macri’s Re-election Chances Drop

    08/13/2019 10:37:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 12, 2019 | Staff
    Argentina’s currency collapsed on Monday and stocks and bonds crashed to a degree not seen in 18 years as voters flirted with a return to interventionist economics by snubbing President Mauricio Macri and his market-friendly approach in favor of the opposition in the country’s primary vote on Sunday. The Argentine peso initially dropped 30.3 percent, to a record low of 65 per one United States dollar, after Alberto Fernández, the opposition candidate whose running mate is Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, the former president, dominated the primary by a 15.5 percentage point margin that was much wider than expected. The currency...
  • Trump says he delayed tariffs because of concerns over Christmas shopping season

    08/13/2019 10:35:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    CNBC ^ | 08/13/2019 | Kevin Breuninger
    President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he is delaying some tariffs on Chinese imports ahead of the Christmas season to stem their potential impact on holiday shopping. The Trump administration announced hours earlier that it would delay until Dec. 15 some of the tariffs that were originally scheduled to come into effect Sept. 1. “We’re doing this for the Christmas season,” Trump told reporters on an airport tarmac around noon Tuesday. “Just in case some of the tariffs would have an impact on U.S. customers.” “But so far they’ve had virtually none,” the president added. “But just in case they...
  • Does Epstein's Death Equal Sexual Blackmail?

    08/13/2019 10:25:42 AM PDT · by fishtank · 13 replies
    The Savage Nation Westwood One Podcast ^ | 8-12-19 | Michael Savage
  • CNN's Cuomo explodes in profanity-laden rant over his nickname, threatens violence, likens Godfather

    08/13/2019 10:21:14 AM PDT · by bitt · 58 replies
    american thinker ^ | thomas lifson
    Obviously, the stranger who called Chris Cuomo "Fredo" touched a very sensitive nerve in the anchor for the third-rated cable news operation. As the son and brother of two governors of New York, Chris may feel himself an underachiever, perhaps occupying his position of prominence solely on the basis of his family ties. That could explain the vehemence, verbal thuggery, and victimology of the unhinged rant that followed. Warning: the video embedded below is NOT SAFE FOR WORK: In case you are not able to listen to the vile language where you are reading this, here are some narrated excerpts,...
  • LIVE: President Trump speech in Pennsylvania, Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire

    08/13/2019 10:17:38 AM PDT · by know.your.why · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/13/2019 | Press
    Air Force one just rolled up.
  • Washington Post: Four Pinocchios To Kamala Harris, Liz Warren Over Ferguson Murder Claim

    08/13/2019 10:08:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/13/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    Vox tried teeing this up yesterday while distancing themselves from the truth, but the Washington Post delivers on its fact-check against Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren. Both Democratic presidential candidates campaigned last week on the need to solve the “murder” of Michael Brown in Ferguson five years ago. Chief fact-checker Glenn Kessler calls them both out for their “galling” refusal to acknowledge that the Department of Justice found plenty of witnesses to contradict the charge that Brown had been “murdered”: Witness 102, a 27-year-old biracial man: “Brown was ‘wrestling’ through the window, but he was unable to see what...
  • Harris and Warren Call Cops Murderers

    08/13/2019 10:07:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    American ^ | August 13, 2019 | Daniel John Sobieski
    If there is a Pearl Harbor in this war on cops, it was Ferguson, Missouri, where President Obama’s Justice Department sent 40 FBI agents to prove Officer Darren Wilson was a racist murderer of an innocent black teen. He even made the race-baiting Al Sharpton, whose ring Democratic candidates regularly kiss, and who helped create the myth of “hands up, don’t shoot”, a key adviser on race matters and Ferguson. Despite efforts to paint the police as racist oppressors, in the end Michael Brown was proven to be a thug, the kind that plagues cities across America, that police deal...
  • Morgan Stanley Predicts Fed to Cut US Rates to Near Zero

    08/13/2019 10:07:34 AM PDT · by Hostage · 59 replies
    Clarion News ^ | Aug 13, 2019 | Thomson/Reuters
    Morgan Stanley analysts said on Monday that they now expect the U.S. Federal Reserve to cut rates in September and then again in October. … snip … The bank joins a number of investors betting that the Fed’s first rate cut since 2008, late last month, will be the first of several moves to lower borrowing costs. Goldman Sachs said earlier this month it sees a strong chance of rate cuts in both September and October.
  • Immigration Chief Ken Cuccinelli: 'Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor Who Can Stand On Their Own 2 Feet'

    08/13/2019 9:57:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    NPR ^ | 08/13/2019 | Sasha Ingber
    "Give me your tired and your poor who can stand on their own two feet and who will not become a public charge," Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, said Tuesday, twisting Emma Lazarus' famous words on a bronze plaque at the Statue of Liberty. Cuccinelli was speaking to NPR's Rachel Martin about a new regulation he announced Monday that targets legal immigration. The rule denies green cards and visas to immigrants if they use — or are deemed likely to need — federal, state and local government benefits including food stamps, housing vouchers and...
  • Leaving the Democrats

    08/13/2019 9:55:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    American Thinker. com ^ | August 13, 2019 | Anthony Keith
    I was brought up a military brat. My father did 22 years in the United States Air Force. In 1954 when he joined, they promised if he made a career of it, he and his wife, my mother, would be taken care of for life. He got out in 1976 after extending his service a couple of extra years so I would not have to switch high schools in Florida. We moved out west after my father retired and I finished high school. In 1978, I got a job in the wood products industry at a particleboard factory and began...