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  • Why We Never See Bob Mueller (Has he checked out?)

    02/05/2019 6:39:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 2/05/19 | El Rushbo
    RUSH: We had a caller that I didn’t have time for, wanted to know why don’t we ever see Robert Mueller? We don’t see anybody in that office. And the media doesn’t try to track ’em down. They are protected like you can’t believe. The media’s not gonna do one thing to discredit those - I have heard of that Mueller is not even really running the show now that Weissmann is. I’ve actually heard more than that, but I can’t confirm so I don’t want to say any more than that. Not that he’s gone, but that he checked...
  • Extremist anti-immigration group’s video of Ruben Gallego’s home reported to Capitol Police

    02/03/2019 6:54:17 AM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Rollcall ^ | 2/01/19 | Emily Kopp
    A fringe far-right group has been reported to U.S. Capitol Police for posting photos of Rep. Ruben Gallego’s home on social media and filming outside of his neighborhood. The Southern Poverty Law Center alerted Gallego’s office to the posts, citing the group’s violent rhetoric and ties to white supremacists as reasons for concern. Three members of the Patriot Movement AZ, an extreme anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim advocacy group active in Arizona and Southern California, posted a video to Facebook Wednesday filmed outside of Gallego’s gated neighborhood mocking the congressman for opposing a border wall.
  • Suspended Broward Sheriff Scott Israel won’t go quietly

    01/12/2019 8:00:19 AM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 107 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | JANUARY 11, 2019 07:08 PM, | BY MARTIN VASSOLO AND JULIE K. BROWN
    Flanked by members of a local African-American faith community, a defiant Scott Israel defended himself against allegations of incompetence on Friday and made clear he would fight his suspension on any front necessary — whether before the Florida Senate or in state or federal court. Israel, 62, a two-term Democratic sheriff of Broward County, was suspended by Gov. Ron DeSantis three days after the new Republican governor was sworn into office. DeSantis cited a list of failures enumerated by a state panel that investigated BSO’s response to the Feb. 14, 2018, shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.
  • Trump's ex-lawyer Michael Cohen will testify at House Oversight Committee before entering prison

    01/10/2019 12:46:38 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 40 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10 JAN 19 | Dan Mangan | Brian Schwartz
    •President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen will testify at the House Oversight Committee on Feb. 7, he said. •Cohen is due to begin a three-year prison term in March for a range of crimes that include ones related to Trump. •Cohen admitted facilitating payments to two women, porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal, in exchange for their silence about alleged affairs with Trump. He also admitted lying to Congress about the extent of Trump's involvement in an aborted plan to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.
  • Hey Chuck Schumer... Regarding Indiana and North Dakota

    12/12/2018 8:02:30 PM PST · by BigDaddyTX · 36 replies
    self | 12/12/2018 | self
    With the condescending sneer of Schumer's evil, dark-hearted jab at President Trump for picking up senate seats in Indiana and South Dakota indelible in the hippocampus, I invite all to browse through the list of those who fought and died in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn who's home states are Indiana and North Dakota. IndianaNorth Dakota
  • 'Horrified': Hawaii fast food eatery fires employee after video shows rat being cooked on grill

    11/23/2018 1:27:18 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 34 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | November 22, 2018 | HNN Staff
    HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -- Teddy's Bigger Burgers has closed its Mapunapuna location for cleaning and fired an employee after a video posted on social media shows what appears to be a rat being cooked on the eatery's grill. The video was posted on Snapchat several days ago, and subsequently shared with the company. "We are horrified that a former teenage employee would conduct themselves in that way and make such a video of which we are investigating its authenticity," said Teddy's President Richard Stula, in a statement to Hawaii News Now. He said in addition to terminating the employee, Teddy's has...
  • Michael Cohen: Trump said blacks were ‘too stupid’ to vote for him

    11/02/2018 1:41:00 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 94 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 02, 2018 04:10 PM | Diana Stancy Correll
    President Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen has accused Trump of claiming blacks were “too stupid” to vote for him, in addition to using other racist language. In an interview with Vanity Fair, Cohen stated that Trump made multiple derogatory comments about blacks. Cohen said that after watching a rally as part of the 2016 campaign, he told Trump that the crowd was predominately white. “I told Trump that the rally looked vanilla on television. Trump responded, ‘That’s because black people are too stupid to vote for me,’” Cohen said, according to Vanity Fair. Similar language had been used before...
  • Board: N Carolina lawmaker didn’t disclose $140K in activity

    10/18/2018 9:13:27 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    AP News ^ | 10/17/18 | GARY D. ROBERTSON
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s elections board sent to prosecutors Wednesday the case of a state House member whom investigators allege failed to report over $140,000 in campaign contributions expenditures over several years. The elections panel voted unanimously to send their findings involving Democratic Rep. Rodney Moore of Charlotte and his campaign to the Mecklenburg County district attorney for possible charges. The board decided there is “clear and convincing evidence” that false campaign reports were signed while treated under oath as complete and correct, as well as that unlawful spending of campaign contributions occurred.
  • Disgraced former Congressman Weiner set to be let go from federal prison three months early

    10/08/2018 6:03:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 40 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/08/18 | REUVEN BLAU
    Full title - Disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner set to be let go from federal prison three months early due to good behavior **SNIP** Weiner – who was sentenced to 21 months of hard time for sexting with a minor – will be let go on May 14, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons. He’s currently being held in the Federal Medical Center at Devens, a former military facility in Massachusetts. Federal prisoners are not eligible for parole. But they can get as much as 54 days shaved off annually for good behavior.
  • World's first human case of rat disease found in Hong Kong

    09/28/2018 9:06:00 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | September 28, 2018 | Staff - AFP
    A Hong Kong man has developed the world's first ever human case of the rat version of the hepatitis E virus, according to new research from one of the city's leading universities. There had previously been no evidence the disease could jump from rats to humans, the University of Hong Kong said Friday, warning the discovery had "major public health significance". "This study conclusively proves for the first time in the world that rat HEV can infect humans to cause clinical infection," the university added. Rat hepatitis E virus is very distantly related to human hepatitis E virus variants, HKU...
  • The Communist Who Launched Keith Ellison’s Career

    08/24/2018 5:33:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 8/24/18 | JERYL BIER
    Keith Ellison's political career began with controversy over his links to the Nation of Islam's Louis Farrakhan, connections that continues to dog him to the present day despite his repeated disavowals. But less commonly known is another radical association of Ellison's: a decade-long relationship with Marxist University of Minnesota professor and 1974 Communist Party gubernatorial candidate in Minnesota, Erwin Marquit. Marquit helped launch Ellison's national political career in 2006 using Marquit's political connections, anti-war associations, personal donations, and hosting at least four fundraisers over the years for Ellison in the Marquit home near Cedar Lake in the Bryn Mawr section...
  • Rat lungworm disease is popping up in the mainland United States

    08/11/2018 11:48:40 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 24 replies
    ScienceNews.org ^ | 8/3/18 | Leah Rosenbaum
    Health officials have confirmed 12 cases of rat lungworm disease in the continental United States since January 2011 — including six patients who had not traveled abroad but still contracted the illness caused by a parasite endemic to tropical regions in Asia and Hawaii. [...snip...] The disease is also known as angiostrongyliasis, after the parasitic roundworm Angiostrongylus cantonensis whose larvae hatch in the lungs of rats and then are expelled in the rodents’ excrement. At that point, the larvae can be picked up by snails and slugs, and then passed along to humans if the snails and slugs are eaten...
  • Former Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Under Investigation for Tax Fraud

    08/07/2018 10:39:05 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 41 replies
    WSJ ^ | Aug. 7, 2018 12:15 p.m. ET | By Rebecca Davis O’Brien and Nicole Hong
    As legal pressures mount, Cohen’s bank loans are also under scrutiny by prosecutors The legal pressures facing Michael Cohen are growing in a wide-ranging investigation of his personal business affairs and his work on behalf of his former client, President Trump. In previously unreported developments, federal prosecutors in New York are examining whether Mr. Cohen committed tax fraud, people familiar with the investigation said. Federal authorities are assessing whether Mr. Cohen’s income from his taxi-medallion business was underreported in federal tax returns, one of the people said. That income included hundreds of thousands of dollars received in cash and other...
  • Knocking on Doors With Julia Salazar (the other NY RAT socialist)

    07/07/2018 6:59:38 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    NY Mag ^ | 7/06/18 | Christian Lorentzen
    **SNIP** Salazar, 27, was born to politically conservative parents—her Colombian immigrant father was a cargo pilot and her Italian-American mother a flight attendant—and grew up in Colombia and Florida. (She’s a naturalized U.S. citizen.) She moved to New York to attend Columbia, where she studied Middle Eastern history and became “class-conscious” while working as a nanny and house cleaner. Later, she led a rent strike against her building’s management company over unlivable conditions. Dealing with the legislators who make housing laws brought an epiphany: “We have to replace these people.” “After college, I was trying to write. I started going...
  • Rat Bones Reveal How Humans Transformed Their Island Environments

    06/19/2018 9:20:09 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 2 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | June 6, 2018 | Lorraine Boissoneault
    For the Polynesian islands, that meant the arrival of agricultural crops like breadfruit, yams and taro, as well as domesticated animals like dogs, pigs and chicken. The early settlers also used slash-and-burn agriculture to remove forests and fertilize the soil and likely hunted many seabirds to extinction. To get a more precise view of how human behavior impacted the islands, Swift and her colleagues used stable isotope analysis. Carbon analysis is based on the way plants process carbon dioxide: most agricultural products are classified as C3 plants, while tropical grasses are usually C4 plants. If rat bones show a higher...
  • New York City’s rat problem is getting worse

    06/12/2018 8:10:09 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 50 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 12, 2018 | Danielle Furfaro
    Rats prefer the neighborhoods of Harlem, the Upper West Side, and Bedford-Stuyvesant — and they really like to party in the summer, a new study shows. Citywide, the rat population grew about 10 percent from 2016 to 2017 based on complaints filed to 311, the RentHop study released on Tuesday shows.
  • Dem House candidate gets pepper sprayed in the face in campaign ad

    06/12/2018 2:20:42 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/11/18 | AVERY ANAPOL
    A progressive House candidate in Colorado has released a campaign ad in which he gets pepper sprayed in the face as part of his call to combat violence in schools. In the ad, posted last week, Levi Tillemann criticizes President Trump’s plan to arm teachers and school officials with firearms as a way to combat potential school shooters. “I’m calling on Congress to stop talking past each other and try something new,” Tilleman says in the ad. “Empower schools and teachers with non-lethal self-defense tools, like this can of pepper spray.”
  • Supposedly extinct kangaroo rat resurfaces after 30 years

    05/06/2018 2:09:43 PM PDT · by Libloather · 63 replies
    Science Mag ^ | 4/30/18 | Elizabeth Pennisi
    The last time anyone saw the San Quintin kangaroo rat was more than 30 years ago, in the arid scrublands of Baja California in Mexico. Mexican authorities declared the small mammal critically endangered, and possibly extinct, in 1994. So biologists couldn't believe their eyes when not one, but four San Quintin kangaroo rats (Dipodomys gravipes) hopped into their survey traps in 2017. Named for their ability to leap like kangaroos, the rats are key species in arid areas across western North America, dispersing seeds and feeding predators such as coyotes and foxes. The San Quintin kangaroo rat is about 12...
  • Former MSNBC anchor Dylan Ratigan running for Congress The Hollywood Reporter

    02/21/2018 10:15:47 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 16 replies
    aol ^ | Feb 21st 2018 | JEREMY BARR
    Former CNBC and MSNBC anchor Dylan Ratigan is getting into politics. On Wednesday afternoon, Ratigan formally announced that he's running for Congress as a Democrat in New York's 21st congressional district, which encompasses several counties in the northern part of the state. Ratigan spent three years at MSNBC before leaving the network — and the television business — in 2012. Before that, he worked as an executive for Bloomberg News and an anchor for CNBC. Last spring, Ratigan was hired by his former MSNBC colleague, Cenk Uygur, as a contributor to his Young Turks Network. Uygur said that Ratigan will...
  • Luis Gutierrez to Announce He Won't Seek Reelection: Sources

    11/27/2017 6:27:40 PM PST · by Libloather · 60 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 11/27/17 | Mary Ann Ahern
    NBC 5 has learned Congressman Luis Gutierrez will announce Tuesday he is not running for re-election after 24 years on Capitol Hill, sources say. Guitterez telephoned key democratic leaders late this afternoon to let them know of his plans. Calls to Guitterez tonight have not been returned. Already printing petitions Monday night-- to begin the process of getting signatures before next Monday's deadline -- is Cook County Commissioner Jesus Chuy Garcia. Ald. Carlos Ramirez Rosa is considering a congressional race. This will also leave an opening on the county board should Garcia opt for Guitterez's seat.