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  • Florida Shooting Survivors Eyeing Book Deals to Push Gun Message

    02/27/2018 2:57:59 PM PST · by iowamark · 34 replies
    TMZ ^ | 2/27/18
    Some of the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High are planning on using their newfound star power to get their gun control message out ... through a good page-turner. Sources tell TMZ that at least two of the outspoken survivors have been in talks with publishers for book deals. The deals haven't been inked ... the students are in the meeting phase with book honchos. We're also told that some of the students have been getting help from high-profile publicists to field requests and schedule media appearances. A lot of these kids have been all over the news lately, so...
  • Judicial Watch Sues For FBI Docs on Comey Book Deal, Coordination on Comey Testimony before Senate

    02/08/2018 8:03:22 PM PST · by bitt · 24 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 2/8/2018 | ADMIN
    Judicial Watch announced today it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Justice Department for FBI records about former Director James Comey’s book, which he signed to write in August 2017 and is set for publication in April 2018 (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice, (No. 1:18-cv-00220)). The suit also seeks records of communications between Comey and the FBI prior to and regarding Comey’s controversial June 2017 testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Judicial Watch filed suit on January 31 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia after the Justice Department failed to...
  • I.G. Probes Probes Large Cash Prizes Handed Out to Anti-Trump FBI Agents

    01/10/2018 4:27:32 PM PST · by gaijin · 40 replies
    TruePundit.com ^ | Jan 10th, 2018 | Admin
    Potentially illicit private performance bonuses — or political payoffs — between $30,000 and upwards of $50,000 possibly awarded to high-ranking FBI agents have caught the eye of the Inspector General, according to federal law enforcement sources. Your tax dollars at work at the FBI. The two levels for cash awards include the Meritorious award and Distinguished rank award, sources said. Recipients receive a cash prize of 20 percent of their base pay for Meritorious and a cash prize of 35 percent of their salary for Distinguished level awards. How many cash rewards were handed out among the FBI’s hierarchy? No...
  • How a House Dem Accused of Drunken Shenanigans... (Raul Grijalva)

    11/28/2017 7:08:37 AM PST · by AZHSer · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Nov 28, 2017 | S.A. Miller
    Rep. Raul M. Grijalva quietly arranged a “severance package” in 2015 for one of his top staffers who threatened a lawsuit claiming the Arizona Democrat was frequently drunk and created a hostile workplace environment, revealing yet another way that lawmakers can use taxpayer dollars to hide their misbehavior on Capitol Hill.
  • REVEALED: Top Democrat Paid Off Sexual Harassment Accuser With $27K In Taxpayer Money

    11/21/2017 4:58:30 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 81 replies
    dailycaller ^ | 11/20/2017 | PETER HASSON
    A leading Democratic congressman settled a wrongful dismissal complaint for more than $27,000 in taxpayer funding after he allegedly fired the staffer because she would not “succumb to [his] sexual advances,” according to a new report. The congressman, Michigan Rep. John Conyers, is described as a serial sexual harasser who would prey on his female staffers in sworn affidavits signed by four of his former staffers. BuzzFeed News first reported the bombshell allegations and accompanying settlement after right-wing blogger Mike Cernovich provided the website with the documents. One former female employee filed a complaint with the Congressional Office Of Compliance...
  • FBI was surprised but took no action after Bill Clinton took $500,000 from Russian bank while...

    10/23/2017 5:22:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/23/17 | Nikki Schwab
    When former President Bill Clinton received a $500,000 check from a Kremlin-linked bank in 2010 to give a speech in Moscow it served, to the FBI, as further evidence the Russians had unleashed an influence campaign designed to get access to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The Hill newspaper reported Sunday night that the FBI had been keeping close tabs on a Russian spy network that was trying to inch closer to the Clintons at the dawn of the Obama administration, with one spy – who was eventually arrested and deported – briefly posing successfully as an American accountant and...
  • Democratic National Convention host group got nearly $1M in bonuses

    05/13/2017 4:43:39 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 12 replies
    AP; Fox News ^ | Associated Press
    PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The committee that raised money for last summer's Democratic National Convention used surplus funds to hand out nearly $1 million in bonuses for staff members as well as grants for Philadelphia schools and nonprofits, rankling some state lawmakers who ponied up $10 million in tax dollars for the event. The bonuses to the host committee staff came from a $4 million post-convention surplus and were disclosed in a Jan. 31 filing with the Federal Election Commission. They were first reported by The Philadelphia Inquirer. All told, the committee raised $86 million in public and private money. Former...
  • Al Jazeera Paid Georgia Democrat Over $5,000 in Past 15 Months

    03/22/2017 7:49:33 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 12 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 22, 2017 | Brent Scher
    Financial disclosure shows direct payment from Qatari network to Jon Ossoff Democratic congressional candidate Jon Ossoff has received over $5,000 in compensation from Qatari-owned Al Jazeera since January 2016, according to his recently filed financial disclosure report. Ossoff, who is hoping to win the seat vacated by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, has taken heat from Republican opponents for his ties to Al Jazeera, which has aired films produced by Ossoff's investigative film company. The London-based company Insight: The World Investigates (Insight TWI) has produced nine films for Al Jazeera since Ossoff joined as managing director and CEO...
  • Few Rogue Border Agents Resist Trump Policies

    02/18/2017 7:39:31 AM PST · by Cheerio · 29 replies
    Polizette ^ | 17 Feb 2017 | Brendan Kirby
    Union leader says some stations continue to follow Obama 'catch and release' directives Some border patrol stations have been slow to carry out President Donald Trump’s immigration enforcement executive order and instead have continued former President Barack Obama’s “catch-and-release” policies, according to a union official. Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, told LifeZette that he raised concerns Thursday with U.S. Border Patrol Chief Ronald Vitiello. He said he is confident that issue soon will be corrected. But Judd said as recently as Thursday, some border patrol stations were still releasing border-jumpers, often without even issuing notices to...
  • Bill de Blasio’s only successful because he pays off the unions

    02/03/2017 11:04:36 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 10 replies
    New York Post ^ | Feb. 3, 2017 | Bob McManus
    Mayor Bill de Blasio, persistently beset by legal problems and entering his re-election year, just did what any New Yorker in trouble might do. He called the cops. That is, he laid a bundle of cash on the NYPD’s principal labor union, the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, settling the city’s last major outstanding labor contract.
  • GOVERNMENT OVERTHROW: HILLARY CLINTON SECRETLY PAID REPUBLICANS TO DESTROY TRUMP [fake]

    12/14/2016 10:23:57 PM PST · by A CA Guy · 196 replies
    “Republicans in name only” or “RINOs.” An email from John Podesta to Huma Abedin that was released as document number 1078645 is about to turn the speculation that certain prominent Republicans who opposed Donald Trump into the truth that they were, in fact, not just disloyal to Trump and the party but were on Hillary Clinton’s payroll. The email, sent in July of this year, describes how funds were being diverted from Clinton’s campaign to the Super PACS of Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina, and John Kasich.
  • NYT Best-Selling Author Exposes Hillary’s Pay-to-Play Scandal

    10/05/2016 10:33:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 4, 2016 | Aryssa Damron
    It isn’t cheap to get on Hillary Clinton’s good side, but if you’ve got enough money to make a million-dollar donation to the Clinton Foundation, you are set. Say goodbye to federal regulations or bureaucratic red tape. Make a donation, get on Hillary’s good side, and you are in. This is pay-to-play, and it goes against every ethics standard in the book. No wonder Hillary Clinton lives by it. In his new book, Guilty as Sin, Ed Klein exposes Hillary’s pay-to-play scandals and how she turned the Clinton Foundation into a subsidiary of the State Department. It didn’t take too...
  • HILLARY CLINTON:CAREER CRIMINAL

    06/17/2016 11:13:09 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 18 replies
    Vanity ^ | 6/17/2016 | Dick Bachert
    The 20 minute video at the link below was published in November, 2015 and has so far had nearly 6 MILLION views. It needs to go to 60 MILLION OR MORE. See if you can help that happen! As I watched, I kept thinking how in God's name could ANY sentient, logical citizen vote for this woman. I'm a rather peaceful guy, but I then moved on to a thought that frightened me: I could easily support the new president negotiating with the current owners of what the French owners at the time called “Devil's Island”, buying the place then...
  • Trump is owning Hillary. Not a time for him to slow up.

    06/03/2016 7:09:43 AM PDT · by DrDude · 13 replies
    6/3/16 | DrDude
    Several articles have caught my attention recently. The Laurette University scam conducted by the Clintons and the Blood Minerals issues. When will Trump respond? He seems to be on top of everything Hillary brings out. He did a great job yesterday after her petty National Security speech. Anyone ready for the next blood bath? I would also like to see Trump make a push for Bernie in the California Primary. Subtle but effective would be nice. He is in Hillary's head and she is not equipted to handle her own fight. Smartest woman in the world, my A$$.
  • Hillary reveals she earned $1.5million from just SIX speeches last year and $5million in book ...

    05/18/2016 9:32:27 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 53 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | May 17, 2016
    Complete Headline: Hillary reveals she earned $1.5million from just SIX speeches last year and $5million in book royalties – while husband Bill's speeches raked in a whopping $5 million Hillary Clinton filed a candidate financial disclosure form on Tuesday The documents show that the presidential hopeful made $5million from royalties for her book 'Hard Choices' in the year before her campaign In 2015 she also made $1.5million in speaking fees Her highest-paying speech was at eBay, for $315,000 [Snip] Hillary Clinton's speeches to Wall Street interests between 2013 and 2015 spurred questions about her own lack of transparency, leading to...
  • America Hits Rock Bottom: Cities Are Paying Criminals $1000 Per Month "Not To Kill"

    03/28/2016 11:19:58 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | March 28, 2016
    It is widely known that in the past 6 months there has been a loud debate about helicopter money, i.e., giving out ordinary people (bypassing the banks) money directly printed by the Fed. What is less known is that when it comes to the most despicable underbelly of American society, cash to the tune of $1000 per month is already being "helicoptered" to some of the most brazen criminals living in the US today with one simple condition: "don't kill people." * * * Take the case of Lonnie Holmes, 21, who lives in Richmond, a working-class suburb north of...
  • EXCLUSIVE: ICE Whistleblower May Depose Harry Reid

    03/20/2016 10:59:45 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3-22-2016 | Evan Gahr
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid could be deposed for ICE whistleblower Taylor Johnson’s new lawsuit because complaints from his office precipitated her ouster. Johnson’s attorney, Morris Fischer, told the Washington Gadfly that, “We will attempt to depose whoever is involved in this corruption up to and including Harry Reid. His fingerprints are all over the place.” The veteran law enforcement agent, who DHS fired in February after she rejected $100,000 in hush money, filed a Merit System Protection Board claim against the agency earlier this month. Johnson, a single mother of four, had a storied career until she ran afoul...
  • Why So Many Historians Agree With Ted Cruz On Gold

    02/09/2016 11:40:04 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 82 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 9, 2016 | Nathan Lewis
    Echoing the recent sentiments of Steve Forbes, this week Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz told a group in New Hampshire: "Money is ... a unit of measurement. So, the reason why we see these rapid oscillations in commodities markets, it's because of unstable currencies. And it's why I think we should look at going toward rules-based money supply, ideally tied to gold, so you have stability." Perhaps this will trigger another flood of disagreement in the mainstream press, such as the recent New York Times item which reported that 40 out of 40 "leading economists" said that a gold standard...
  • Mexico: Drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman escapes through tunnel

    07/12/2015 2:33:11 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    AP ^ | 7/12/2015 | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO and KATHERINE CORCORAN
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico mounted an all-out manhunt Sunday for its most powerful drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who escaped from a maximum security prison through a 1.5-kilometer (1 mile) tunnel from a small opening in the shower area of his cell, according to the country's top security official. The elaborate underground escape route, built allegedly without the detection of authorities, allowed Guzman to do what Mexican officials promised would never happen after his re-capture last year — slip out of one of the country's most secure penitentiaries for the second time. If Guzman is not captured immediately,...
  • Hackers Stole Personal Data of All US Federal Workers, Past & Present

    06/12/2015 3:02:24 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 85 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | June 12th, 2015
    hat cyber attack on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, revealed to the American public just a few days ago, turns out to be a mammoth violation; worse than the White House is willing to admit. The personal information of every single federal worker, retired, current, past and present has been stolen in one of the biggest heists by hackers the U.S. has ever faced — affecting far more than the initial report of “at least four million government employees,” according to a report in the Friday edition of the New York Post.