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  • Germany 'urgently needs tighter gun control laws in wake of Munich mass shooting'

    07/23/2016 11:05:25 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 9 replies
    Sunday Express ^ | Jul 24, 2016 | FRASER MOORE
    Crazed Ali David Sonboly, 18, gunned down nine helpless victims during a rampage outside a McDonalds restaurant and then busy shopping centre in Munich. And now Sigmar Gabriel, head of the Social Democrats, has demanded that more must be done to limit access to deadly weapons, saying gun control is an “important issue”. He added: “We must continue to do all we can to limit and strictly control access to deadly weapons.” The comments come as questions were raised as to how Sonboly, who was reportedly obsessed with mass killings, gained access to the 9mm Glock pistol used in the...
  • Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation Amid Russian Uranium Deal

    07/23/2016 10:58:39 PM PDT · by parisa · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | APRIL 23, 2015 | JO BECKER and MIKE McINTIRE
    The New York Times’s examination of the Uranium One deal is based on dozens of interviews, as well as a review of public records and securities filings in Canada, Russia and the United States. Some of the connections between Uranium One and the Clinton Foundation were unearthed by Peter Schweizer, a former fellow at the right ­leaning Hoover Institution and author of the forthcoming book “Clinton Cash.” Mr. Schweizer provided a preview of material in the book to The Times, which scrutinized his information and built upon it with its own reporting.
  • U.S. Army Officer Who Rescued Jews During Holocaust Dies at 99

    07/23/2016 10:56:02 PM PDT · by Scutter · 3 replies
    jspace news ^ | 7/22/2016 | Jewish News Service
    A U.S. officer who helped liberate 2,500 Jews during the Holocaust has died at the age of 99. On April 7, 1945, Lt. Frank Winchester Towers, who was the division liaison officer of Regiment 743 of the 30th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army during World War II, approached (with his regiment’s tanks) a stopped train in which there were 2,500 Jewish prisoners bound for the Theresienstadt concentration camp in Czechoslovakia. The Nazis stopped the train because they were ordered to destroy it and drown the passengers in the Elbe river. When the U.S. regiment approached, the passengers shouted, “We’re...
  • Kmart workers believe all the stores are going to be imminently shut down

    07/23/2016 9:45:09 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 43 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | 07/23/2016 | Hayley Peterson
    Kmart employees believe the company is nearing bankruptcy and is in the process of shutting down all its stores. The chain has closed one-third of its stores in the last decade, and sales have been cut in half in the same time period. Store-level employees who spoke to Business Insider said many of the remaining 941 Kmart stores now appear to be in the midst of liquidation. Stores are being entered into numbered phases — such as Phase 1 and Phase 2 — employees said.
  • Twitter users erupt: #DNCLeaks disappears from trending news as WikiLeaks emails released

    07/23/2016 9:42:46 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 23, 2016 | Douglas Ernst
    Conservative Twitter users erupted on Friday after the social media platform torpedoed #DNCLeaks from its trending-news feed after Wikileaks released 20,000 emails by Democratic National Committee staff members. Embarrassing emails sent and received by DNC members had enough momentum to propel the story to Twitter’s top “trending” news feed on Friday afternoon. The #DNCLeaks entry vanished in the evening, but returned 20 minutes later after users cried foul. The story had 250,000 tweets at the time it was pulled. The Washington Examiner then aggregated the stream of angry feedback by conservatives.
  • Wasserman Schultz furiously pressured MSNBC after it criticized her “unfair” treatment of Sanders

    07/23/2016 9:42:06 PM PDT · by catnipman · 15 replies
    Saloon ^ | 7/22/2016 | Ben Norton
    Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chair of the Democratic National Committee, was furious when she was criticized by MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski. Wasserman Schultz called for Brzezinski to “apologize” and told her co-worker Chuck Todd “this must stop.” The DNC chair even complained to MSNBC’s president.
  • Ivanka Trump Wore $138 Dress to Address the Nation on Prosperity – Hillary Wore $12,000 Smock...

    07/23/2016 9:31:22 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 47 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 24, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    On Thursday night Ivanka Trump, daughter of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, used the national spotlight a showcase her taste in fashion to the American public. Her dress costs $138 – so it is affordable for most American women. And she looked gorgeous. The dress was from the Ivanka Trump Collection and has already sold out at Nordstrom.com and Macys.com. In June Hillary Clinton gave a campaign speech on income poverty. She wore a $12,000 Giorgio Armani jacket.
  • Kaine in Miami: 'Bienvenidos a todos'

    07/23/2016 9:28:22 PM PDT · by Innovative · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | July 23, 2016 | MJ Lee
    Speaking at Florida International University, a campus that is more than half Hispanic, Kaine described his vision for an inclusive country. Dipping in and out in Spanish several times, he drew on his experiences as mayor, governor and the time he spent helping Jesuit missionaries in Honduras to emphasize the importance of service.
  • Gatlin Brothes & Dinesh D'Souza Music Video - GREAT!

    07/23/2016 9:27:06 PM PDT · by Loud Mime · 9 replies
    You tube Video ^ | 7/23/2016 | Gatlin Brothers
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  • Hillary Clinton Demanded Passwords to Every Social Media Account of Veep Candidates’ Family Members

    07/23/2016 8:55:39 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 44 replies
    Politico via The Gateway Pundit ^ | 23 July 2016 | Kristinn Taylor
    Presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, who used a secret unsecured private email server to conduct government business during her entire tenure as secretary of State–and deleted of those 30,000 emails before government investigators could review them, demanded the passwords to every social media account of every family member of her potential vice presidential candidates, according to a report in Politico published Saturday evening. How tough was the vetting? Finalists had to turn over every password for every social media account for every member of their families. They had to turn over every password for every social media account...
  • Turkey failed coup: Presidential guard to be disbanded

    07/23/2016 6:11:31 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | July 23, 2016
    Turkey's elite presidential guard is to be disbanded after nearly 300 of its members were detained following last week's failed coup. Prime Minister Binali Yildirim told a TV channel that there was "no need" for the regiment. Earlier, Turkey detained a nephew of US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen who it says was behind the uprising. He strongly denies the claim. A key aide of Mr Gulen has also been arrested, a presidency official said.
  • France to Send Aircraft Carrier to Aid Coalition Fight Against Daesh (aka ISIS)

    07/23/2016 5:43:03 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 54 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 7-22-16 | unattributed
    France will send artillery to Iraq and its Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier to assist the US-led coalition’s efforts in Syria and Iraq in the coming months, but will not deploy its troops in these countries, French President Francois Hollande said Friday. France will also send artillery to Iraq in August to help the Iraqi army fight Daesh terrorists, the President added. "The Defense Council and I made a decision this morning to provide Iraqi forces with artillery as a part of anti-Daesh efforts. The artillery will be delivered in August," Hollande said. The French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle...
  • Benghazi victim's mother calls on Trump to stop invoking son's death

    07/23/2016 5:42:06 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 140 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 23, 2016
    The mother of the U.S. ambassador killed in the 2012 Benghazi attacks called on Republicans to stop invoking her son on Friday, blasting their references to his death as “opportunistic and cynical.” “As Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens’s mother, I am writing to object to any mention of his name and death in Benghazi, Libya, by Donald Trump’s campaign and the Republican Party,” Mary F. Commanday wrote in a letter to the editor published in the New York Times Friday.
  • Clinton Cash - Official Movie Premiere [till 11pm]

    07/23/2016 5:34:35 PM PDT · by thouworm · 133 replies
    Breitbat/YouTube ^ | 7-23-2016
    Available here without going through the Breitbart loops. Many Freepers never got a reply from Breitbart with a password for access to the movie. Try the YouTube link for the full documentary.
  • Munich shooting linked to neo-Nazi mass murderer Anders Breivik (Liberals changing reality again)

    07/23/2016 5:26:26 PM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 50 replies
    The German-born shooter, Ali Sonboly, was likely inspired by right-wing extremists. He was not at all religious A German gunman likely influenced by right-wing extremists killed nine people and injured 27 more in a mass shooting on Friday. German police said the shooter was “obsessed” with mass shootings. Authorities also said the shooting was connected to neo-Nazi Anders Breivik. Munich police chief Hubertus Andrae said the link between Breivik and the Munich shooting is “obvious,” the BBC reported. The Munich shooting took place on the fifth anniversary of the massacre Breivik carried out in Norway, in which he murdered 77...
  • Donald Trump is a unique threat to American democracy (WaPo Barf Alert)

    07/23/2016 5:08:50 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 85 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | July 22, 2016 | WaPo Editorial Board
    DONALD J. TRUMP, until now a Republican problem, this week became a challenge the nation must confront and overcome. The real estate tycoon is uniquely unqualified to serve as president, in experience and temperament. He is mounting a campaign of snarl and sneer, not substance. To the extent he has views, they are wrong in their diagnosis of America’s problems and dangerous in their proposed solutions. Mr. Trump’s politics of denigration and division could strain the bonds that have held a diverse nation together. His contempt for constitutional norms might reveal the nation’s two-century-old experiment in checks and balances to...
  • Trump's Speech Wasn't 'Dark' or 'Angry.' The Media Is Out of Touch.

    07/23/2016 4:51:31 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 56 replies
    The National Interest ^ | July 23, 2016 | Peter Navarro
    Either the mainstream press doesn’t get Donald J. Trump—or its poison pens are simply out to get him. Exhibit A is last week’s dour coverage of one of the most electrifying presidential nomination acceptance speeches in the last thirty years. I was at the Cleveland arena Thursday night where this history was made, and I was particularly revolted by Friday morning’s spin from two of the biggest Horseman of the Trump Apocalypse. The New York Times castigated the speech as “dark” and “angry” while the Washington Post labeled it “a dire portrait of a lawless, terrorized nation.” In truth,...
  • Trump starts considering Cabinet

    07/23/2016 4:17:53 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 211 replies
    The Hill ^ | 23 Jul 2016 | Alexander Bolton
    CLEVELAND — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is already focused on picking people for his future Cabinet. A day before accepting his party’s nomination and completing an astonishing political rise that has taken him to the heights of the Republican Party’s power, Trump met with his inner circle at the Cleveland Westin to discuss his possible transition. Eric Trump told The Hill that his father is determined to put together a Cabinet that can help him turn around the country. He suggested his father would look to the private sector to find effective leadership for government. “You have to have...
  • Weary of protest, Baltimore activists seek change elsewhere

    07/23/2016 4:12:13 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 15 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | July 23, 2016 3:35 pm | JULIET LINDERMAN
    In this June 9, 2016 file photo, Arthur B. Johnson Jr., of Baltimore, demonstrates alone outside Baltimore's Courthouse East on the first day of the trial of Officer Caesar Goodson, one of six Baltimore city police officers charged in connection to the death of Freddie Gray, in Baltimore. More than a year after Freddie Gray's death, the same streets that exploded in fury and flame are calm. Despite back-to-back acquittals for officers charged in Gray's death, the physical protest movement that helped topple the careers of both the police commissioner and the mayor has dissipated, leaving activists exploring other...
  • Support pours in for teen who's ready to die

    07/23/2016 4:03:18 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 40 replies
    KHOU ^ | July 21, 2016
    Cannot excerpt as a USAToday originated story. Today there is a story that 1000 attended her prom. Not certain if posting a link is even acceptable. But I could not find the story elsewhere.
  • Hillary Clinton's choice of Tim Kaine shows she's the grown-up in this contest (Barf, Barf, Barf)

    07/23/2016 3:32:24 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 44 replies
    The Guardian/MSN ^ | 7/23/2016 | Richard Wolffe
    One candidate paraded his veep choices through Twitter and openly mused about their qualifications. The other kept her shortlist confidential and her opinions private. One had instant regrets about his decision. The other always seemed to be heading towards the same destination. One needed a safe pick to balance his own volatility. The other chose a safe pick because they are kindred souls in earnest wonkery. Both in the manner of their selection and the content of their character, the veep picks of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton open yet another chasm between the Republican and Democratic nominees. Don’t be...
  • Tim Kaine Addresses Crowd in Spanish, Promises Amnesty Plan ‘In the First 100 Days’ in Office

    07/23/2016 3:30:57 PM PDT · by maggief · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 23, 2016 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) was officially announced as Hillary Clinton’s running mate in Miami this afternoon as she introduced him as a “progressive who likes to get things done.” “Hey, guys. Thank you!” he said as he took the podium, before immediately launching into a message in Spanish. Kaine repeatedly referred to his missionary work in Honduras, where he learned to speak fluent Spanish. (snip) “In our administration in the first 100 days we’ll put forward a comprehensive immigration reform package that includes a path to citizenship,” he shouted.
  • Michael Moore on Kaine Pick: Progressives Will ‘Stay Home’

    07/23/2016 3:25:27 PM PDT · by GilGil · 51 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 7/23/2016 | Breitbart News
    Left-wing filmmaker Michael Moore was more than disappointed with Hillary Clinton’s selection of Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) as her running mate, predicting Kaine would not excite the liberal base to go to the polls. He contrasted Clinton’s pick with Indiana Governor Pence, Donald Trump’s running mate, who Moore predicted would excite the GOP base.
  • Melania Trump's RNC fashion: A scary statement

    07/23/2016 3:02:20 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 208 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 7-19-16 | Elizabeth Wellington
    So while Trump appeared flawless on the Cleveland stage Monday night, whether she intended it or not, her all-white ensemble displayed the kind of foreignness that is accepted by her husband’s political party. To many, that outfit could be another reminder that in the G.O.P. white is always right. Four years ago, Republicans fretted about trying to diversify their base, in the wake of Barack Obama’s clear voter mandate. This time around, with Trump at the top of the ticket, it’s obvious that ship has sailed. On Monday night, Melania Trump was a not-so-subliminal billboard for what’s looking like the...
  • CNN probably regrets polling viewers after Trump’s RNC speech because, well… WOW

    07/23/2016 2:46:53 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 50 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | July 22, 2016 | John Binder
    For viewers, a whopping 57 percent said they had a “very positive” reaction to the speech, while only 24 percent said the speech had a “negative effect.” Even more incredible for Trump was that 73 percent of viewers said the policies proposed in the speech would move the country in the “right direction,” with only 24 percent saying otherwise. The speech left 56 percent of viewers saying they are “more likely” to vote for Trump.
  • With protests predicted, businesses warned to batten down the hatches

    07/23/2016 3:00:52 PM PDT · by Mariner · 39 replies
    Philly.com ^ | July 23rd, 2016 | by Julia Terruso
    With the Democratic National Convention and an attendant influx of protesters a week away, the city is suggesting businesses bring in loose planters, take down flags, and secure commercial dumpsters "to avoid misappropriation by demonstrators." The city expects 35,000 to 50,000 protesters daily during the July 25-28 convention. Anticipated gathering spots include FDR Park, Marconi Plaza, Independence Mall, City Hall, and the Municipal Services Building. Marches are planned down Broad Street and Market Street. Simultaneously, Philadelphia is rolling out a literal multicolored carpet for visitors and delegates and hosting four days of live music along Broad Street. The Mural Arts...
  • Adding Up Secretary Clinton’s Campaign Proposals So Far

    07/23/2016 2:59:36 PM PDT · by Bobalu · 7 replies
    wikileaks ^ | 07/22/16 | A Dem Operative
    From:info@crfb.org To: kaplanj@dnc.org Date: 2016-05-02 16:48 Subject: Adding Up Secretary Clinton’s Campaign Proposals So Far Adding Up Secretary Clinton’s Campaign Proposals So Far May 2, 2016 Read the analysis. Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has proposed numerous new policies that would increase spending and expand tax breaks along with other policies that would increase taxes and reduce certain spending. Using independent estimates from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the non-partisan Tax Policy Center (TPC), and others, we estimate that Secretary Clinton’s proposals would cost $1.8 trillion over a decade with interest, and they would be...
  • Cities bidding for NCAA games must submit details on discrimination

    07/23/2016 2:56:44 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 21 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | July 22, 2016 | Rick Rothacker
    The NCAA on Friday said cities looking to host future championship games must submit details by Aug. 12 about how they will protect participants from discrimination, a move that could hurt North Carolina's chances of landing future games. The announcement came one day after the NBA said it was moving the 2017 All-Star Weekend from Charlotte over a controversial North Carolina law known as House Bill 2. Cities that have already been awarded games will face a separate questionnaire deadline, which will be determined later, the NCAA said. [Snip] Cities bidding for games now must complete a questionnaire from the...
  • Trump capitalizing on fears over crime

    07/23/2016 2:44:56 PM PDT · by Innovative · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 23, 2016 | Katie Bo Williams
    “The first task for our new Administration will be to liberate our citizens from the crime and terrorism and lawlessness that threatens their communities,” Trump said in an address that included statistics pointing to rising crime in several U.S. cities.
  • Bernie Sanders Campaign Chief Says Someone Must Be 'Accountable' for What DNC Emails Show

    07/23/2016 2:34:47 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 48 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 23, 2016 | MaryAlice Parks
    Bernie Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver said his team was "disappointed" by the emails from the Democratic National Committee leaked through WikiLeaks, which seemed to reveal staff in the party working to support Hillary Clinton. "Someone does have to be held accountable," Weaver said during an interview with ABC News. "We spent 48 hours of public attention worrying about who in the [Donald] Trump campaign was going to be held responsible for the fact that some lines of Mrs. Obama's speech were taken by Mrs. Trump. Someone in the DNC needs to be held at least as accountable as the...
  • Rachel Maddow warns sensitive viewers to look away from anti-Hillary RNC merchandise

    07/23/2016 2:23:32 PM PDT · by PaulyPaul · 32 replies
    The Extract ^ | July 22, 2016
    Safe spaces and trigger warnings have taken the place of free expression on college campuses across the U.S., often following protests by leftist activists unwilling to listen to arguments that contradict their worldview. While such a cloistered existence does little to prepare young adults for the real world, this level of hypersensitivity is not confined to university life. Left-leaning figures in all walks of life have increasingly pushed for the suppression of controversial speech in the interest of protecting feelings. For MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, it was the selection of buttons available for sale at this week’s Republican National Convention...
  • Clinton: Ted Cruz was right

    07/23/2016 2:13:17 PM PDT · by JohnBrowdie · 103 replies
    thehill ^ | July 22, 2016, 06:02 pm | Lisa Hagen
    Hillary Clinton on Friday evening said she surprisingly agrees with one of her political rivals: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). "I mean something has gone terribly wrong when one speaker says vote your conscience and then gets booed," Clinton said at a rally in Tampa. "I never thought I’d say these words, but Ted Cruz was right," the presumptive Democratic nominee added. "In this election, do the right thing, vote your conscience, vote for your future, vote for the United States of America." Cruz, a former GOP candidate, was booed off the stage Wednesday night after declining to endorse GOP nominee...
  • Largest federal employee union applauds Clinton pick of Senator Tim Kaine as running mate

    07/23/2016 1:58:12 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 20 replies
    The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) ^ | July 22, 2016 | The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE)
    IMPORTANT:This information should not be downloaded using government equipment, read during duty time, sent to others using government equipment, or sent to anyone while in a government building because it involves election related activity.WASHINGTON – In response to the announcement that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has selected U.S. Senator Tim Kaine as her running mate, American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement:“While representing Virginia in the U.S. Senate, Tim Kaine has been a vocal advocate for government workers and the programs we deliver to the American public. Like Hillary...
  • Judicial Watch Goes to Court On Clinton Testimony (Weekly Update)

    07/23/2016 1:32:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 22, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Goes to Court for Hillary Clinton’s Testimony Election Integrity under Attack by Obama Administration The FBI Declared Mass Killer Mateen “NOT” a Terrorist Judicial Watch Goes to Court for Hillary Clinton’s Testimony Hillary Clinton sent three lawyers to federal court this past Monday in an effort to convince a judge that she shouldn’t have to provide testimony under oath to your Judicial Watch about why she set up and used a non-state.gov email account to conduct official business as secretary of state. As you will recall, U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan had granted “discovery” to...
  • MICHAEL MOORE: "5 REASONS WHY TRUMP WILL WIN"

    07/23/2016 1:27:28 PM PDT · by profit_guy · 54 replies
    " I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I gave it to you straight last summer when I told you that Donald Trump would be the Republican nominee for president. And now I have even more awful, depressing news for you: Donald J. Trump is going to win in November. This wretched, ignorant, dangerous part-time clown and full time sociopath is going to be our next president. President Trump. Go ahead and say the words, ‘cause you’ll be saying them for the next four years: “PRESIDENT TRUMP.” "
  • Pro-LGBT push underscores GOP convention (Barf Alert)

    07/23/2016 1:24:44 PM PDT · by 20yearsofinternet · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/23/2016 | Megan R. Wilson
    Pro-LGBT Republicans, both gay and straight, say the party is going through a fundamental change. Equality issues are not controversial among younger Republicans, majorities of whom support gay marriage and other measures. Richard Grenell, an openly gay former diplomat, told The Hill he is encouraged by how much progress the party has made, even over the last four years. During the 2012 campaign, Grenell stepped down as Mitt Romney’s national security and foreign policy spokesman after to a conservative backlash over his sexuality. “When I walk through the convention, I see politicians, activists and staffers who swarm me to tell...
  • Pro-life group urges Dems to 'defend unborn children'

    07/23/2016 1:24:00 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 6 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 07/23/2016 | Julia Terruso,
    --SNIP-- Clenard Childress of LEARN, an African-American, evangelical, pro-life group, said it is hypocritical for Planned Parenthood to stand with Black Lives Matter, given the number of African Americans "targeted by the abortion industry." "You're a hypocrite unless you deal with the 1,700 African American children killed each day by abortion," he said. Gosnell's Women's Medical Society clinic at 3801 Lancaster Ave., was the scene of gruesome late-term abortions performed on women, many of them poor and minority, for years before authorities shut it down in 2011. Gosnell was charged with eight counts of murder
  • Clinton VP Pick Tim Kaine Took On Insurers Over ‘Redlining’ as Young Lawyer

    07/23/2016 1:20:40 PM PDT · by Captain Jack Aubrey · 14 replies
    LAW.COM ^ | July 22, 2016 | Jennifer Henderson
    Hillary Clinton’s choice for presidential running mate, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, is a Harvard Law grad who cut his teeth as a young lawyer fighting for fair housing issues, winning a $100 million jury verdict against Nationwide Insurance over allegedly discriminatory lending practices. Clinton’s campaign announced the former Virginia governor as her pick for vice president on Friday evening. Clinton and Kaine are expected to make their first campaign appearance together on Saturday in Miami. ... The case went to trial in 1998, after Kaine had become Richmond’s mayor. The jury sided with HOME and returned a $100 million verdict...
  • Democrats, Looking Past Obama, Are a Party Without a Cause

    07/23/2016 1:17:17 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 7/23/2016 | Jonathan Martin
    PHILADELPHIA — When President Obama takes the stage here this week to begin his monthslong political farewell, it will mark a bittersweet moment for Democrats. Mr. Obama is not going to be missed only because he is beloved by the faithful. The president has also fulfilled two longstanding if often elusive goals of his party: He has largely transcended the traditional moderate-versus-liberal split, papering over internal divisions. And he passed a sweeping health care law. But without the unifying presence of Mr. Obama in the White House, or the organizing aim of expanding health care, it is unclear who will...
  • VIDEO: Protester shouting ‘DNC leak!’ ejected from Hillary rally

    07/23/2016 1:16:00 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 15 replies
    He could be seen attempting to hold up a sign with a hashtag on it but was otherwise unreadable. As those around him grabbed it out of his hands, he repeatedly shouted, “DNC leak!” He continued to yell as he was led away. Clinton continued talking. The man’s protest was in reference in some 20,000 DNC emails being released by Wikileaks. One such email appeared to show party staffers conspiring to create a narrative in the media that was critical of Clinton rival Bernie Sanders. “Wondering if there’s a good Bernie narrative for a story, which is that Bernie never...
  • When the state executed murderer Richard Lee Whitley in 1987, a bit of Tim Kaine died, too

    07/23/2016 1:08:21 PM PDT · by Captain Jack Aubrey · 16 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | July 12, 1987 | Frank Green
    When the state sent 2,500 volts through the body of murderer Richard Lee Whitley on Monday night, a little bit of Timothy Kaine died, too. It's not that Kaine, Whitley's lawyer, thought his client was innocent. Whitley had a long criminal history and had confessed to the 1980 murder and sexual assault of an elderly Fairfax County neighbor.
  • WikiLeaks’ DNC Email Leak Reveals Off The Record Media Correspondence

    07/23/2016 12:31:28 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 32 replies
    CBS SF Bay Area ^ | July 22, 2016
    Some of the most interesting emails to read are those exchanged by DNC staffers as they decide how to respond to media inquiries, and then their off-the-record and deep background responses to numerous national media outlets. The emails contained off the record correspondence with reporters at the Washington Post, Politico, and the Wall Street Journal, among others. Many emails in the database were sent from the email accounts of DNC’s Northern California finance director, Robert Erik Stowe, communications director Luis Miranda, national finance director Jordon Kaplan, finance chief of staff Scott Comer, finance director of data & strategic initiatives Daniel...
  • Anti-Trump GOP Senators Praise Tim Kaine After Clinton Announcement

    07/23/2016 11:46:28 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 30 replies
    mediate.com ^ | 7/23/16 | Josh Feldman
    Anti-Donald Trump Republican senators have offered positive reactions to Hillary Clinton choosing their colleague Tim Kaine for veep, even if they still don’t care for Clinton.
  • BBC Scrubs ‘Ali’ From Munich Killer’s Name On TV, In Articles, AND On Social Media

    07/23/2016 11:45:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 7/23/16 | RAHEEM KASSAM
    The BBC has unilaterally chosen not to report the Munich attacker’s full name, in what appears to be an attempt to scrub any Muslim or Islamic heritage link to its coverage of the incident. Most sources at this point suggest that Ali David Sonboly – the Munich attacker who targeted children and killed nine yesterday – is not connected to radical Islam, but the BBC has gone to extraordinary lengths to try to keep any reference to his heritage out of its coverage, opting to name him only as “David Sonboly”. Other news organisations including the Wall Street Journal, Independent,...
  • Feds break up $1 billion Medicare scam in Miami — biggest in U.S. history

    07/23/2016 11:37:59 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 27 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | JULY 22, 2016 | JAY WEAVER
    One of the state’s wealthiest healthcare operators was arrested Friday at his Miami Beach waterfront estate on charges of orchestrating the nation’s biggest Medicare fraud scheme — $1 billion. Philip Esformes, 47, charged with two other defendants, is accused of exploiting his network of about 20 Miami-Dade skilled-nursing and assisted-living facilities to fleece the taxpayer-funded Medicare by filing false claims for services that were not necessary or in some instances not provided over the past 14 years. An unidentified local hospital referred some of the thousands of Medicare patients to his network through kickback payments to physicians and other medical...
  • Four things to watch at the DNC (Freeper input needed to complete a rather pathetic short list)

    07/23/2016 10:57:22 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 60 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 23, 2016 | Susan Ferrechio
    After a raucous Republican National Convention was punctuated by infighting over GOP nominee Donald Trump, Democrats are likely to put on a convention that showcases a party united behind Hillary Clinton and her agenda. [Snip] Here's what to look for when the Democrats convene: Pressure from the Left The fight over super delegates Mothers of the movement speeches Clinton's reinforcements The DNC's list of speakers includes no fewer than 43 top elected officials including senators, governors, House lawmakers and mayors.
  • Lucky Day, Lucky Day – Governor Mike Pence Gets His Own Campaign Plane….

    07/23/2016 10:35:29 AM PDT · by AmusedBystander · 39 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 7/23/2016 | sundance
    Governor Mike Pence gets his campaign airplane delivered today. Top shelf. It was almost complete in the following picture: Pence plane
  • Governor Tim Kaine surrenders Virginia to Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation

    07/23/2016 10:30:24 AM PDT · by euram · 16 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | May 23, 2007 | Christine
    This last weekend, the Commonwealth of Virginia was signed over to the Muslim Brotherhood, care of the Muslim American Society (MAS). Kaine must be hoping for a VP nomination from Obama — after all, if the Democrat Party presidential ticket needs a Southerner, he’d better prove his dhimmitudiness early in the game.
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    Not only do we have a candidate, we have a winning candidate!! Make America great again!! Even if there's an issue or two where we don't fully agree, there is nothing I can agree on with witch Hillary!! It's not even close. I AM voting my conscience, Sen. Cruz. I'm voting for the constitution, the rule of law, constitutionalist judges, national security, borders, freedom, religious freedom, economic freedom, God, guns and guts. Trump has the guts and the ability to take on the left and the media and the GOPe and the democrats and win, baby, win!! Go, Trump!! Let's...
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    07/23/2016 4:22:05 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Post Independent ^ | July 22, 2016 | Joshua Sharf
    The leaders of Colorado’s Public Employee Retirement Association (PERA) assure us that if we have patience, long-term investment returns of 7.5 percent will fully fund the program’s promises to retirees over the next 40 years or so. But what if those returns fail to materialize? Moving PERA from the current defined benefit plan to a defined contribution or cash balance-style plan would remove much of the burden of returns falling short from taxpayers, while helping along the long-term financial health of PERA. Coloradans got a taste of that this past year, when PERA achieved a paltry 1.5 percent return on...