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  • ‘Picked Apart by Vultures’: The Last Days of Stan Lee

    03/22/2018 12:27:04 PM PDT · by blueplum · 40 replies
    The Daily Beast via MSN ^ | 21 March 2018 | Mark Ebner
    You might expect Stan Lee, at age 95, to be enjoying the fruits of his many labors: Marvel Comics, the company he served as the former president and chairman of, dominates popular culture. Characters he co-created — among them Spider-Man, Iron Man, X-Men, and the Avengers — are household names. He’s a comics legend, with his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. When Marvel sold to Disney in 2010 for $4 billion, he personally pocketed a cool $10 million, and tours the world as its ambassador emeritus. And midway through his tenth decade, Black Panther, based on a...
  • Memphis megachurch pastor resigns following sexual abuse investigation

    03/21/2018 10:30:51 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 27 replies
    kvue ^ | Ron Maxey
    MEMPHIS — A pastor accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl in Texas 20 years ago resigned from his ministerial post Tuesday at a Memphis megachurch. Andy Savage, teaching pastor at Highpoint Church and part of the church's senior leadership team, follows a leave of absence and lengthy investigation by Scott Fredricks, a Fort Worth lawyer whose specialties include assisting churches with child-abuse investigations. Savage's fall culminates more than two months of accusations and soul-searching over a case that became symbolic of the #churchtoo offshoot of the #metoo movement. While the investigation found no other instances of abuse, "the leadership...
  • FBI’s Andrew McCabe is fired a little more than 24 hours before he could retire

    03/16/2018 8:10:04 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 80 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 3/16/2018 | Matt Zapotosky
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions late Friday night fired former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, a little more than 24 hours before McCabe was set to retire. Sessions announced the decision in a statement just before 10 p.m., noting that both the Justice Department Inspector General and the FBI office that handles discipline had found “that Mr. McCabe had made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and lacked candor — including under oath — on multiple occasions.” He said based on those findings and the recommendation of the department’s senior career official, “I have terminated the employment of Andrew McCabe...
  • The Agony of Jeff Sessions

    03/13/2018 6:11:15 PM PDT · by advance_copy · 86 replies
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been attacked and belittled by President Donald Trump more than Vladimir Putin has. [SNIP] Sessions’ recusal in the Russian investigation set in motion events leading to the appointment of Robert Mueller, and Trump will probably never forgive him.
  • Fox News Host Jesse Watters Divorces Wife After Affair with 25-Year-Old Employee

    03/13/2018 12:08:57 PM PDT · by rktman · 197 replies ^ | 3/12/2018 | Jim E
    This is just sad. Fox News host Jesse Watters is reportedly divorcing his wife after an affair with a 25-year-old subordinate was uncovered. The New York Daily News has the exclusive report: The network’s prominent host Jesse Watters — who dined on Monday with President Trump — is in the midst of divorce due to an affair with a 25-year-old associate producer. Watters’ wife, Noelle Watters, filed for divorce in October. The couple has twin girls. Sources said the 39-year-old host informed the network of his adulterous relationship with Emma DiGiovine shortly after Noelle filed divorce papers.
  • Iowa Senate leader Bill Dix resigns after video shows him kissing lobbyist

    03/13/2018 6:57:13 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 3/12/2018 | Staff
    DES MOINES, Iowa -- The top leader in the Iowa Senate resigned Monday after a website published video and photos allegedly showing the married lawmaker kissing a statehouse lobbyist. Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix's resignation from his leadership post and as a state senator was effective 2 p.m. Monday, according to a press release from Senate President Jack Whitver. Whitver added in a statement: "I believe he made the right decision for himself and for his district, but most importantly, I believe he made the decision in the best interest of his family." Republicans in the GOP-controlled chamber plan to...
  • Denver Mayor Michael Hancock Sexy Text Fallout: The Denver Post Versus the Pimp

    03/13/2018 6:47:04 AM PDT · by wardamneagle · 10 replies
    WestWord ^ | Michael Roberts
    Denver City Councilman Rafael Espinoza has asked for an independent investigation of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock following his video apology for sending inappropriate texts to Denver police officer Leslie Branch-Wise in 2011 and 2012, when she was on his security detail. But the controversy has also sparked renewed interest in stories from that same period suggesting that Hancock had been a client of the Denver Players/Denver Sugar prostitution ring, originally headed by former professional skier Scottie Ewing.
  • Report: Rising Democratic Star Megan Barry to Resign as Mayor of Nashville Due to Sex Scanda

    03/06/2018 8:09:03 AM PST · by rktman · 56 replies ^ | 3/6/2018 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Rising Democratic star Megan Barry is expected to resign as Mayor of Nashville at a hastily scheduled press conference that will be held at Nashville City Hall at 10 a.m. central on Tuesday, according to The Tennessean and other local media outlets. Barry admitted on January 31 that she had a two-year-long affair with her bodyguard, former Metro Nashville Police Department Sgt. Rob Forrest, as Breitbart News reported:
  • "Mistakes" Not "Scandals" [semi-satire]

    03/04/2018 8:48:39 AM PST · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 March 2018 | John Semmens
    Speaking at MIT, former President Obama sought to convince the 3500 in attendance that "unlike what we've seen from just the first year of the Trump Administration, my eight-year tenure in office was remarkably scandal free. I admit we made a few mistakes, but nothing that embarrassed us." Obama critics might disagree. Fox News' Sean Hannity rattled of a list that included the Fast and Furious sale of guns to Mexican gangsters, the failure to send aid to our besieged consulate in Benghazi, the IRS discrimination against political conservatives, the Uranium One sale of 20% of the US uranium supply...
  • Obama's Scandal-Free Delusion

    03/02/2018 4:33:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | March 2, 2018 | David Limbaugh
    Upon hearing that former President Barack Obama recently boasted that he had a scandal-free administration, my first thought after regaining my faculties was: How can I possibly cram all the evidence refuting this in a little bitty column? Then I read that what he actually said was, "We didn't have a scandal that embarrassed us." At first blush, that sounds better, right? Because I assume he doesn't mean he's incapable of being embarrassed. After a little more thought, though, it occurred to me that this construction just highlights the real reason he has apparently deluded himself into thinking he served...
  • Barack Obama: ‘We Didn’t Have a Scandal that Embarrassed Us’ in My Presidency

    02/27/2018 7:56:43 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 120 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 27, 2018 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    Former President Barack Obama denied that his administration had any scandals that embarrassed him or his team. It is unclear why Obama clarified that there were no scandals “that embarrassed us.” “There were mistakes,” he admitted. “We’d screw up, but there wasn’t anything venal during eight years. I know that seems like a low bar, but you look at the presidency; that’s no small thing.” Conservatives remember the Obama years differently, citing the Fast and Furious scandal, the IRS scandal, wiretapping journalists, the terror attacks in Benghazi, delivering pallets of cash to Iran, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s...
  • Broward State Attorney’s Opened At Least 66 Cases Of Criminal Misconduct Into Sheriff’s Office

    02/27/2018 6:42:44 PM PST · by bitt · 36 replies ^ | 2/27/2018 | Sara A. Carter
    Crimes that run the gamut from armed kidnapping to narcotics trafficking Updated: Note this story was changed to reflect that 40 of the 66 investigations occurred under Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel. There are more than 66 investigations by the Broward County State Attorney’s office into Broward County Sheriff’s deputies and employees, ranging from drug trafficking to kidnapping since 2012, according to a 2014 Brady list produced by the Broward State Attorney’s office. Forty of the investigations occurred under embattled Sheriff Scott Israel’s watch. His office is now under investigation for allegations that his deputies failed to allow first responders...
  • Cops let alleged Florida shooter off the hook over gun threat

    02/22/2018 9:37:18 AM PST · by conservative98 · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 22, 2018 | Lia Eustachewich
    Local authorities were warned two and a half months prior to the massacre in a Florida high school that accused shooter Nikolas Cruz had “used a gun against people before,” according to a disturbing new report. The chilling details on Cruz’s troubled past were revealed in 911 records obtained by CNN.
  • Former FISA court adviser 'might have argued that the Steele dossier was unreliable' if he was asked

    02/06/2018 7:41:13 AM PST · by deplorableindc · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Feb. 6, 2018
    An attorney selected to advise the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court says he might have recommended against surveilling former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. But he was never asked for an opinion. John Cline was one of the first people designated by the shadowy court’s judges as eligible to advise them on privacy and other intelligence collection issues, but he was not consulted on the Page case — or any other — during his two years on the amici curiae roster. Cline served as an on-call expert alongside five others when the FBI and Justice Department sought a warrant to spy...
  • The Media's Role in the Ongoing Scandals

    01/25/2018 9:39:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | January 25, 2018 | Laura Hollis
    While the general public awaits the declassification and release of the now-infamous four-page memo written by House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes, R-Calif., those who have read it are remarking with astonishment at the depths to which our federal government (including and especially persons in law enforcement and national security) has sunk. Politicians and pundits alike are saying that this is "bigger than Watergate." And plenty of people are talking about the roles played in the emerging scandal by FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, Independent Counsel (and former FBI firector) Robert Mueller, Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, former...
  • Cheating governor accused of blackmailing mistress with racy pic

    01/11/2018 12:34:46 AM PST · by SMGFan · 35 replies
    NYPost ^ | January 11, 2018
    The married governor of Missouri was accused in a news report Wednesday of using a half-naked, S&M photo to pressure a woman he was cheating with into keeping quiet about the affair. Hours after the report on local KMOV Gov. Eric Greitens and wife Sheena issued a statement admitting to an extramarital fling, saying “Eric took responsibility and we dealt with this together honestly and privately.” The statement did not address a bombshell claim that he squeezed the woman with the photo, quoting her ex-husband saying the fling happened in March 2015 and that the future governor wanted to keep...
  • JW Pres. Tom Fitton on Abedin/Weiner Docs, Net Neutrality Battle, & Corruption w/ DOJ/FBI/Mueller

    12/30/2017 11:17:21 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 12/30/17 | Tom Finton
    Judicial Watch President discuss the multiple scandals of 2017.
  • BUSTED VIDEO | Joy Villa Caught On Camera Slapping Stranger’s Butt…

    12/30/2017 9:30:21 AM PST · by Enterprise · 46 replies ^ | December 39, 2017 | Kane
    "When asked about the video in which she is seen smacking a man named George Harris on the behind — Villa claimed that she had apologized. She also claimed they were old friends and it was a joke, but Harris told ABC News he had just met Villa that day and it was not consensual."
  • The Scandal That Must Not Be Named

    12/23/2017 9:07:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | December 24, 2017 | Paul Jacob
    “They’ve been burned. They’ve been hammered. They’ve been bludgeoned,” George Washington University law professor Miriam Galston explains to the Washington Post. “They’re trying to survive.” In this heartbreaking discussion during this special time of year, the “they” are the poor, long-suffering folks . . . at the Internal Revenue Service. It is a terrible, too-long-ignored scandal, which should tear at the heartstrings of every American. “Years of conservative attacks on the Internal Revenue Service have greatly diminished the ability of agency regulators to oversee political activity by charities and other nonprofits . . .” posits the recently published Post analysis....

    12/21/2017 10:35:49 AM PST · by mojito · 45 replies
    PowerLIne ^ | 12/21/2017 | Steven Hayward
    Coming on the heels of Darkest Hour is another biopic of note. Both Paul and I reported a while ago that there was a movie in the works on Ted Kennedy’s infamous incident at Chappaquiddick in 1969.