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  • Facebook data scandal: Social network's security chief in spotlight, reportedly leaving this year

    03/20/2018 9:35:23 AM PDT · by bitt · 18 replies
    fox news ^ | 3/20/2018 | christopher carbone
    Alex Stamos, Facebook’s chief security officer who helped track down how Russia harnessed the network for its 2016 disinformation campaign, is under a spotlight and reportedly set to resign later this year amid fallout over the social network's work with a data mining firm used by the Trump campaign. The social network is reeling from revelations that data for 50 million users was harvested by Cambridge Analytica, and facing renewed scrutiny from lawmakers on both sides of the Atlantic, putting Stamos’s future at Facebook in doubt.
  • First charges in Russian interference investigation prove probe is no witch hunt

    10/28/2017 12:05:04 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 80 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/28/2017 | FRANK MONTOYA JR.
    The news broke on Friday night with suitable fanfare that the special counsel has brought the first charges, in the form of a sealed indictment, in connection with his investigation of Russian interference in our democracy and all things associated with it. I hope it didn't come as a surprise. While we still don't know exactly who has been indicted — or on what kinds of charges — the reporting, if true, should put to rest, with right-thinking folks (no pun intended) in this country, the notion that the special counsel's investigation is a hoax or a witch hunt or...
  • An Angry Freedom Caucus Responds To Trump's 2018 Threat

    03/30/2017 9:03:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 171 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 03/30/2017
    After Trump drew 'first blood' this morning with a tweet threatening to fight Freedom Caucus members in the 2018 mid-term elections, a pair of House representatives have fired back with aggressive tweets of their own implying that Trump's healthcare plan was evidence that he had "succumb to the D.C. Establishment." "It didn't take long for the swamp to drain @realDonaldTrump. No shame, Mr. President. Almost everyone succumbs to the D.C. Establishment." ".@realDonaldTrump it's a swamp not a hot tub. We both came here to drain it. #SwampCare polls 17%. Sad!" It didn't take long for the swamp to drain @realDonaldTrump....
  • SCHUMER: Report's of Russia's Interference In The Election Should Shake Us To The Core

    12/10/2016 9:51:39 PM PST · by Steelfish · 114 replies
    YahooNws ^ | December 10, 2016 | Akin Oyedele
    SCHUMER: Report's of Russia's Interference In The Election Should Shake Us To The Core Akin Oyedele. Incoming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Saturday that he and Republican colleagues would call for a congressional investigation into Russia's reported involvement in the election. The Washington Post and The New York Times reported Friday that a secret CIA presentation shown to lawmakers revealed that the Russian government interfered with the election to try to help President-elect Donald Trump win. According to the Post, intelligence officials identified people with connections to the Russian government who they say handed thousands of hacked emails and...
  • What is the Pentagon hiding about the Iranian seizure of two US Navy Riverine Craft?

    05/17/2016 7:59:23 PM PDT · by pboyington · 31 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | May 17, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    In January, two US Navy high speed Riverine boats were apparently underway from Bahrain to Kuwait when they strayed into Iranian waters, while attempting to contact a vessel to refuel. The Pentagon first said that they had engine trouble. Yet, if that was the case, why didn’t the other boat tow the boat with mechanical problems to international waters and safety? Then, the Pentagon said that they had navigational issues. How is this possible in 2016, with each boat having an array of GPS and radar equipment? Even if one boat’s systems completely shut down, couldn’t they rely on the...
  • Nasrallah: Arab states who want relations with Israel will fail

    03/06/2016 10:00:57 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/3/16 | Ben Ariel
    Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah on Sunday claimed there is a connection between the recent blacklist of his organization as a terrorist group by Gulf states with the desire of royal Saudi family and other Gulf regimes to normalize relations with Israel. Speaking at a memorial for a Hezbollah commander killed in Syria and quoted by Haaretz, Nasrallah declared that normalizing ties with Israel will fail because most of the Arab people still regard Israel as an enemy and an “occupier”. According to Nasrallah, the blacklist of Hezbollah was an expression of anger and disappointment on the part of the Saudis...
  • Donald Trump is Setting Up Fox News to be the Scapegoat for an ‘Unfair’ Iowa Loss

    01/27/2016 6:35:46 PM PST · by Isara · 116 replies
    Red State ^ | January 27th, 2016 | JD Rucker
    If anyone wonders why Donald Trump has been like Teflon throughout this election cycle, it's because he's a brilliant strategist when it comes to manipulating the media, his supporters, and even his detractors. Skipping the debate may turn out to be his coup de grâce against the competition. Donald Trump knows that whether or not he attends the Fox News Iowa debate, he’s probably going to lose the state. He knows this because he’s proven to be a master at campaign strategy, albeit an unconventional one. Most of us expected his early missteps to be indicators that he would fade...
  • NEW EVIDENCE REVEALS: Hillary Clinton Worked With The Muslim Brotherhood...

    11/08/2015 9:18:04 AM PST · by amorphous · 26 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 26 Oct 2015 | Walid Shoebat
    "I gave Hillary a hug and shook her hand. And she said we are going to have the filmmaker arrested who was responsible for the death of my son" said Charles Woods, father of Ty Woods, who died defending the CIA annex and diary notes the entry says. Clinton continues to blame the filmmaker despite the filmmaker's connections to her government. If this is Hillary's alibi then she should own it since evidence reveals that her government was responsible of the film and the FBI and the U.S. government were dumber than a doornail having left a trail of evidence....
  • Gov. Andrew Cuomo Blames South for New York’s Gun Violence

    09/19/2015 3:56:18 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 57 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 9-18-2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On September 17, Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) told an audience at a Harlem breakfast that New York’s surging gun violence was not his fault or proof of the failure of gun control, but was thefault of states “down south.” Cuomo’s words came the day after his ex-aide Carey Gabay died from a gunshot wound he received when caught in the crossfire of gun violence. Breitbart News previously reported there were at least four shootings and one stabbing during Brooklyn’s September 7 J’Ouvert festival. Gabay was shot in the head at that festival. According to the New York Daily News, Cuomo...
  • Khobar Towers (as told by Louis Freeh - WOW!)

    06/23/2006 5:43:30 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 64 replies · 3,556+ views
    WSJ ^ | June 23, 2006 | Louis J. Freeh
    Khobar Towers June 23, 2006 The Wall Street Journal Louis J. Freeh Ten years ago this Sunday, acting under direct orders from senior Iranian government leaders, the Saudi Hezbollah detonated a 25,000-pound TNT bomb that killed 19 U.S. airmen in their dormitory at Khobar Towers in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. The blast wave destroyed Building 131 and grievously wounded hundreds of additional Air Force personnel. It also killed an unknown number of Saudi civilians in a nearby park. The 19 Americans murdered were members of the 4404th Wing, who were risking their lives to enforce the no-fly zone over southern Iraq....
  • Baltimore mayor sacks police chief months after riots

    07/09/2015 10:46:49 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 10 replies
    BBC ^ | July 8, 2015 | Staff
    Baltimore's mayor has sacked the US city's police chief, saying his leadership had become a distraction from fighting a "crime surge". Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said she was replacing Police Commissioner Anthony Batts with his deputy, Kevin Davis, for an interim period. The city was rocked by riots in April when a black man died after suffering injuries in police custody.
  • Justice Gableman: Warrants in Rindfleisch case amount to ‘fishing expedition’ (WI Supreme court)

    06/29/2015 7:53:50 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    Watchdog.org ^ | 6-29-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. – State Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman sees “grave implications for each and every citizen of Wisconsin” if the court does not take up the Fourth Amendment appeal of a former aide to Gov. Scott Walker. According to a memo reviewed by Wisconsin Watchdog, Gableman is urging his fellow justices to reconsider their denial of Kelly Rindfleisch’s petition for review. The justices could vote on Gableman’s request at 11 a.m. Monday, sources tell Wisconsin Watchdog. “The significance of this issue cannot be understated, and has grave implications for each and every citizen of the State of Wisconsin: Can...
  • Obama aide takes blame for Paris absence

    01/20/2015 5:56:10 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 20, 2015 | Justin Sink
    White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said Tuesday it was his fault the White House didn’t send the president or another senior member of the administration to a unity rally in Paris earlier this month following the terror attack on a satirical newspaper. “We’ve said we regret we didn’t send someone more senior than out ambassador,” McDonough said in an interview with NBC’s “The Today Show. “That rests on me, that’s my job.” McDonough said he regretted the decision in particular because “the melee that ensued after that has covered up and obfuscated the very good progress that our...
  • Democtratic Disaster casts shadow on Nancy Pelosi

    11/06/2014 3:27:06 AM PST · by Din Maker · 34 replies
    SFGate News ^ | November 5, 2014 | Carolyn Lochhead
    All but overlooked in the Republican Senate landslide is the double-digit loss of seats for Democrats in the House. The outcome casts a cloud on House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s future, potentially throwing the House out of reach for Democrats in 2016 and dashing Pelosi's dream of serving as House speaker with a President Hillary Rodham Clinton. Democrats lost at least 14 seats Tuesday. Because gerrymandering has reduced the number of competitive House districts to roughly 50, or barely 10 percent of the 435 seats, the climb back for Democrats is going to be monumentally steep. Republicans now hold their...
  • Benghazi suspect in federal law enforcement hands

    06/28/2014 7:53:53 AM PDT · by don-o · 16 replies
    AP ^ | June 28, 2014 | PETE YOST and ERIC TUCKER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Libyan militant charged in the 2012 Benghazi attacks was in federal law enforcement custody, the U.S. attorney's office said Saturday. Security at the city's federal courthouse was heightened.
  • AP SOURCE: HHS SECRETARY KATHLEEN SEBELIUS RESIGNING AFTER ROCKY HEALTH CARE LAW ROLLOUT

    04/10/2014 3:36:16 PM PDT · by Corporate Democrat · 206 replies
    AP ^ | April 10 2014 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — AP source: HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigning after rocky health care law rollout.
  • Benghazi scapegoat finally leaving federal custody

    09/26/2013 7:23:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/26/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    More than a year after the terrorist attack in Benghazi claimed the lives of four Americans, including the first American ambassador killed in the line of duty in 33 years, critics of the Obama administration like to point out that none of the terrorists have been apprehended, but the filmmaker that the White House scapegoated still sits in prison. The latter half of that argument becomes moot today, as Nakoula Basseley Nakoula/Mark Basseley Youssef will officially exit federal custody: The man behind a film that stoked anti-U.S. protests across the Muslim world was due for release from federal custody in...
  • Environmental Campaign Suggests Naming Vicious Storms After Climate-Change Deniers

    08/26/2013 1:21:57 PM PDT · by CW_Conservative · 38 replies
    Adweek ^ | August 26, 2013 | Tim Nudd
    'Marco Rubio threatens everything in his path'
  • 'Vampire' Graves Uncovered in Poland

    07/12/2013 7:14:42 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 5 replies
    Live Science ^ | July 12, 2013 | Marc Lallanilla
    'Vampire' Graves Uncovered in Poland Archaeologists in Poland believe they've made a startling discovery: a group of vampire graves. The graves were discovered during the construction of a roadway near the Polish town of Gliwice, where archaeologists are more accustomed to finding the remains of World War II soldiers, according to The Telegraph. But instead of soldiers, the graves contained skeletons whose heads had been severed and placed on their legs. This indicated to the archaeologists that the bodies had been subject to a ritualized execution designed to ensure the dead stayed dead, The Telegraph reports. By keeping the head...
  • Washington Post applauds Obama doing nothing about IRS scandal

    05/16/2013 5:20:23 PM PDT · by forty_years · 10 replies
    netwmd.com ^ | May 16, 2013 | netWMD Staff
    President Obama is already trying to sweep another one of his scandals under the rug, the IRS debacle, in which that agency "used inappropriate criteria that identified for review tea party and other organizations applying for tax-exempt status based upon their names or policy positions." This is a huge scandal, with many major ramifications for free speech and other aspects of our constitutional rights. The President stood before the American people for "a mere four minutes" yesterday and fired the acting director of the IRS, a guy who already had decided to step down before the scandal broke, and who...