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  • French Ex-President Sarkozy Held for Questioning: Legal Source

    07/01/2014 12:38:04 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Jul 1, 2014
    Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was held on Tuesday for questioning into suspicions that a network of informers kept him abreast of a separate inquiry into alleged irregularities in his 2007 election campaign, a legal source said. Local media said it was the first time a former head of state had been held for questioning in modern French history. The conservative politician denies wrongdoing in a string of investigations which could derail his hopes of a come-back after his 2012 presidential election defeat by Francois Hollande. Sarkozy arrived early Tuesday to be quizzed by investigators at their offices in Nanterre,...
  • Teen self-defense expert expelled, jailed, because of a pocketknife

    03/11/2014 11:35:45 AM PDT · by robowombat · 58 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 10, 2014 | Robby Soave
    An Ohio high school student training to be an EMT was charged with a felony and sent to jail for 13 days because police found a pocketknife during an unauthorized search of his car. Jordan Wiser, an 18-year-old student at Ashtabula County Technical and Career Campus in Jefferson, Ohio, is an EMT trainee with a passion for self-defense and public service. He aspires to be a firefighter, and is a certified emergency vehicle operator. Wiser is comfortable with weapons, and posts Youtube videos of himself talking about law enforcement, self-defense and video games. Apparently, school administrators caught wind of the...
  • Lessons From the Floating Coffin

    03/01/2014 2:34:40 PM PST · by WXRGina · 15 replies ^ | February 24, 2012 | Sarah Honig
    Exactly 70 years ago – on February 24, 1942 – 19-year-old David Stoliar terrifyingly clung to bobbing debris in the Black Sea. At first he heard screams in the frigid waters but the voices died down. It eventually emerged that Stoliar was the sole survivor of the Struma, an un-seaworthy vessel chuck-full of frantic Jewish refugees. World War II was already in fever pitch. Against the enormity of the then-unfolding Holocaust, the loss at sea of 768 Jewish lives (103 of them babies and children) was at most blithely overlooked as a marginal annotation. Moreover, although these Jews fled the...
  • JPAC admits to phony ceremonies honoring ‘returning’ remains (Fake war dead recovery)

    10/11/2013 5:36:57 PM PDT · by fso301 · 50 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Oct 10, 2013 | Editor
    The Department of Defense unit charged with recovering servicemembers’ remains abroad has been holding phony “arrival ceremonies” for seven years, with an honor guard carrying flag-draped coffins off of a cargo plane as though they held the remains returning that day from old battlefields. The Pentagon acknowledged Wednesday that no honored dead were in fact arriving, and that the planes used in the ceremonies often couldn’t even fly, and were towed into position. The story was first reported on
  • Is there an alternative to Whorealdo and Judge Janine?

    07/13/2013 9:09:46 PM PDT · by Vendome · 46 replies
    Vanity | 7/13/2013 | Vendome
    I'm just trying to get good info on TV and know already what I'd be treated to on the other channels but, I turn on Fox and there's Whorealdo, couching his language that implies Zimm was wrong. Further, he invites Judge Janine Piero and they both go on and on about Stand your Ground and the law needs to be changed because it leads to far too many vagaries and can only result in further unnecessary deaths.
  • US unblocks $500 million in aid to Palestinians

    03/23/2013 7:42:12 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 54 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | March 23, 2013 | Yoel Goldman
    The US State Department announced on Friday that nearly $500 million in aid had been unblocked for transfer to the Palestinian Authority, months after Congress froze the funds in late-2012. “To date, we have moved $295.7 million in fiscal year 2012 money… and $200 million in fiscal year 2013 assistance,” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters. The announcement came on the heels of US President Barack Obama’s first trip to Israel and the West Bank since assuming office in 2009. The Palestinian Authority has been in the grips of a deep economic crisis, largely due to promised aid going...
  • Rand Paul’s immigration plan: Border security before probationary legal status

    03/19/2013 1:56:47 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 29 replies ^ | 3 19 2013 | staff
    The AP claimed this morning that Paul was set to endorse a path to citizenship in his speech today. Not so, countered conservatives on Twitter: Read his prepared remarks and you’ll see that citizenship is never mentioned. Which is true, and also irrelevant. The whole point of Paul’s speech is GOP rapprochement with Latino voters; he spends nearly two-thirds of it extolling Latinos’ work ethic, reminiscing about his friendships with Latinos growing up in Texas, name-checking Jaime Escalante and Pablo Neruda, and of course citing the ancient canard that Latinos are really just Republicans who don’t know it yet. (He...
  • Benghazi Survivors Remain Gagged By Federal Law

    02/21/2013 6:31:20 PM PST · by paltz · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/20/13 | Kerry Picket
    Many continue to ask why the media and lawmakers have not spoken to or brought forth those who survived the deadly attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi last September. The truth of the matter is the Americans who survived that attack cannot legally reveal to members of the press or most lawmakers that they were even witnesses to the attack in Benghazi. According to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, immediately following the attack, the FBI, as part of the agency’s investigation, interviewed survivors of the Benghazi attack. Bill Bransford, a Washington, D.C. attorney at Shaw Bransford & Roth P.C....
  • Obama, Carney Publicly Linked Benghazi to Video 3 Days After CIA etc. Reported No Protest

    01/01/2013 1:44:44 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 31, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Three days after CIA and State Department eyewitnesses reported on Sept. 15 that there had been no protest in Benghazi, Libya, before terrorists attacked the U.S. diplomatic mission and a CIA facility there on Sept. 11, President Barack Obama and White House Spokesman Jay Carney both publicly linked the attacks, which killed four Americans, to protests against an anti-Muslim video that had been posted on YouTube. … However, according to a new report by the Senate Homeland Security Committee, personnel working at the CIA “Annex” in Benghazi on Sept. 11 reported on Sept. 15 that there had been no protest...
  • Little Describes Pentagon’s Benghazi Decision Process

    11/02/2012 9:53:32 PM PDT · by Rabin · 33 replies
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Nov. 2, 2012 | Jim Garamone
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2012 – Pentagon Press Secretary George Little told reporters today: On Sept. 11, 2012, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey and U.S. Africa Command commander Army Gen. Carter F. Ham discussed the situation in Benghazi soon after they were notified of the assault... “There were discussions here at the highest levels including the secretary as to what kind of response we might be able to provide.. //Snipp// Time passes. 0 heads off to bed, in the AM pauses but briefly for garden spin - then forward...
  • Supreme Court upholds Obamacare individual mandate as a tax

    06/28/2012 8:56:07 AM PDT · by goodnesswins · 70 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/28/12 | me
    ROMNEY's statement
  • Feds Raid Million Dollar Home of Welfare Recipient (You gotta see this house!)

    12/05/2011 8:02:20 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 44 replies
    The Blaze ^ | December 4th | Christopher Santarelli
    Residents of a wealthy lakefront community near Seattle are surprised to learn that one of their neighbors, who has lived in a $1.2 million home for the last 8 years, is the recipient of more that $1,200 a month in public housing vouchers, federal and state disability, and food stamps. King 5 reports on the couple living large on the taxpayer’s dime:
  • Budget Deal Doesn’t Cut Spending

    08/01/2011 4:34:33 PM PDT · by goodnesswins · 114 replies
    The Cato Institute ^ | Aug 1, 2011 | Chris Edwards
    House Speaker John Boehner’s bullet points on the deal say that it cuts discretionary spending by $917 billion over 10 years, as “certified by CBO.” These discretionary “cuts” appear to be the same as those in Boehner’s plan from last week. The chart shows CBO’s scoring of those spending cuts (see here and here).
  • Ground Zero: Yes to mosque, no to church

    07/29/2011 4:07:33 PM PDT · by americanophile · 17 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | July 26, 2011 | Pamela Geller
    This will make your blood boil. While New York City officials rush to build the Ground Zero mosquestrosity, a 15-story middle finger to America, they've allowed the rebuilding of the 95-year-old St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, which stood at the base of the World Trade Center towers and was destroyed by Muslim terrorists on Sept. 11, 2001, to be mired in obstruction and endless red tape. The church has fought a 10-year-long sisyphean battle to rebuild that magnificent icon, but still can't rebuild, while the Islamic supremacist grifters behind the Ground Zero mosque have been helped by city officials to...
  • Mary Winkler Speaks Out

    (Nov. 5) -- A woman convicted of shooting and killing her husband after allegedly suffering years of abuse wants women to know they can get help without resorting to violence. Women are sometimes "hesitant to speak out and ask for help," Mary Winkler told NBC's "Today" show this morning. But, she said, "someone will believe you." Winkler, who was convicted of voluntary manslaughter for the March 2006 killing of her preacher husband, Matthew Winkler, served less than a year behind bars. Just two years later, in 2008, she regained full custody of her three daughters. But the Tennessee woman said...
  • Apple ordered to pay up to $625.5 million in damages to Mirror Worlds

    10/04/2010 11:51:19 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 24 replies
    Mac Daily News ^ | Monday, October 04, 2010 - 12:23 PM EDT
    "Apple Inc. was ordered by a jury to pay damages to Mirror Worlds LLC for infringing patents related to how documents are displayed on a computer screen," Susan Decker reports for Bloomberg. "The federal jury in Tyler, Texas, awarded $208.5 million in damages for each of the patents infringed. The verdict form was unclear as to whether the amount applies to the three patents collectively or would be charged individually. Lawyers for closely held Mirror Worlds declined to discuss the verdict," Decker reports. MacDailyNews Take: Tyler, Texas. Rocket Docket. Decker reports, "Mirror Worlds, a software business started by a Yale...
  • Miss Michigan crowned as Miss USA - Arab-American, Muslim immigrant wins (captions needed)

    05/17/2010 4:26:16 AM PDT · by reaganrevolutionin2010 · 75 replies · 4,188+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 5/16/10 | staff
    LAS VEGAS - A 24-year-old Arab American from Michigan beat out 50 other women to take the 2010 Miss USA title Sunday night, despite stumbling in her evening gown. Rima Fakih of Dearborn, Mich., won the pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip after strutting confidently in an orange and gold bikini, wearing a strapless white gown that resembled a wedding dress and saying health insurance should cover birth control pills.When asked how she felt about winning the crown, she said, "Ask me after I've had a pizza.""During the interview portion, Fakih was asked...
  • UN's Haiti Recovery Budget Wasted Mostly on UN Operatives' Paychecks

    In another perfect example of why the United Nations is a complete waste of time and should be eliminated as useless, news has emerged that the UN's $732.4 million Haitian relief budget is being wasted mostly on paychecks for UN personnel instead of going to actually help anyone in earthquake ravaged Haiti. According to reports, two-thirds of the $732.4 million budget is going to pay for the "salary, perks and upkeep of its own personnel" instead of earthquake victims. Some $495.8 million goes for salaries, benefits, hazard pay, mandatory R&R allowances and upkeep for the peacekeepers and their international staff...
  • Health Care Reform Bills will Hurt Oklahoma’s Seniors and Families (All of America as well)

    11/04/2009 3:36:26 PM PST · by PhiKapMom · 18 replies · 456+ views
    US Senate ^ | 4 Nov 2009 | US Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK)
    For Immediate Release November 4, 2009 Health Care Reform Bills will Hurt Oklahoma’s Seniors and Families by U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. Over the past few months I've visited with thousands of Oklahomans who are concerned about how the health care reform bills moving through Congress will affect their lives and their families' lives. Politicians in Washington have talked a good game about pursuing common reform goals, such as reducing costs and improving access and quality. Unfortunately, the plan backed by congressional leaders not only falls far short of the goals of reform, but will place new burdens on families,...
  • Fishing for amberjack closing in Gulf federal waters (with DOCUMENT)(DESTIN RODEO SHUT DOWN)

    10/23/2009 5:16:57 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies · 1,151+ views ^ | 10-20-2009 | Tom McLaughlin
    DESTIN — News that a federal agency had slammed the door on this year’s amberjack season without notice didn’t sit well Tuesday with charter fishermen. They believe Big Brother is out to take their livelihood from them. “They’re killing us,” said boat captain Thomas Swanson. “They’re flat killing us.” Read the press release from the NOAA Fisheries Service » A morning announcement that no greater amberjack could be caught after midnight Friday swept across the docks at Destin Harbor. It didn’t take long for an angry group of fishermen to gather to vent. It also didn’t take long for the...
  • Marine free after conviction tossed out( EXCLUSIVE UPDATES AND PERSONAL MESSAGE)

    04/18/2009 9:50:59 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 18 replies · 1,230+ views
    Sign on San Diego ^ | 2:00 a.m. March 14, 2009 | By Rick Rogers (Contact) Union-Tribune Staff Writer
    Marine free after conviction tossed out Rape charge led to decade in prison By Rick Rogers (Contact) Union-Tribune Staff Writer 2:00 a.m. March 14, 2009 Brian Foster After spending a decade behind bars, a former Camp Pendleton Marine is now a free man because a military appeals court ruled that “a muddled, hearsay-based case” caused his spousal-rape conviction. But anyone who thinks Brian Foster is bitter would be wrong. As Foster left the prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., on Feb. 20, he picked up his sergeant stripes and spoke candidly with his superiors. “I told (them) I was happy to...
  • MGM gets its 'Stooges'

    03/25/2009 2:24:54 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 75 replies · 1,785+ views
    Variety ^ | March 25, 2009 | NA
    MGM and the Farrelly brothers are closing in on their cast for "The Three Stooges." Studio has set Sean Penn to play Larry, and negotiations are underway with Jim Carrey to play Curly, with the actor already making plans to gain 40 pounds to approximate the physical dimensions of Jerome "Curly" Howard. The studio is zeroing in on Benicio Del Toro to play Moe. The film is not a biopic, but rather a comedy built around the antics of the three characters that Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Howard played in the Columbia Pictures shorts. The quest by the Peter...
  • Congress readies final vote on $790B stimulus bill

    02/13/2009 9:03:05 AM PST · by EagleUSA · 17 replies · 707+ views
    Yahoo / AP ^ | 02/13/2009 | EagleUSA
    WASHINGTON – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid predicted Friday that Congress will finish its work on a massive, $790 billion economic stimulus plan, possibly by day's end, giving President Barack Obama a big victory. Speaking as debate resumed on Capitol Hill, the Nevada Democrat said the Senate would likely vote on the package of spending and tax cuts later in the day and that the finished product could be sent to Obama's desk soon thereafter. "We expect to be in a position to vote on adoption of the conference report," Reid said at the start of the Senate day. Obama,...
  • School shooter guilty of theft (Killer of 4 gets jail time for theft)

    01/24/2009 11:44:17 AM PST · by jessduntno · 6 replies · 244+ views
    la times ^ | Today | times
    ARKANSAS School shooter guilty of theft A man who as a teenager fired on his middle-school classmates has been sentenced to an extra six years in prison for using a stolen debit card, this time to pay for a $7.99 Burger King breakfast. Mitchell Johnson, 24, pleaded guilty and was sentenced for theft and financial identity fraud. It was his third sentencing since he was released from prison three years ago for his role in the school shooting. Johnson was 13 when he and an 11-year-old schoolmate killed four students and a teacher at Jonesboro Westside Middle School in March...
  • Border Agents Who Shot Smuggler Denied Appeal (Ramos & Compean)

    09/12/2008 6:00:19 AM PDT · by kellynla · 895 replies · 4,116+ views ^ | September 11, 2008 | staff
    EL PASO, Texas — Two former Border Patrol agents convicted of shooting a drug smuggler and trying to cover it up have been denied a request for a new hearing. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans denied the request by Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean on Wednesday. The same court upheld the men's convictions in July. No reason was given for the Wednesday's denial. Ramos and Compean are each serving sentences of more than 10 years for shooting Osvaldo Aldrete Davila in the buttocks while he was fleeing from an abandoned marijuana load in 2005....
  • HSLDA Condemns German Court for Jailing Homeschool Parents

    06/25/2008 6:48:40 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 99+ views
    HSLDA ^ | 06/25/08 | HSLDA
    On Wednesday, June 18, a district court in the German state of Hesse sentenced Jurgen and Rosemary Dudek each to three months in prison simply because they homeschool their seven children. HSLDA condemns this court ruling in the strongest possible terms. Good parents who love and care for their children should never be sentenced to prison for doing what is best for their children. Germany is a Western nation and should know better. HSLDA will be helping the Dudeks with their appeals, but German courts have so far consistently ruled against homeschoolers. More information will be forthcoming as this story...
  • Student, 17, gets 8 years in prison for phone threat

    06/09/2008 3:42:31 PM PDT · by sirchtruth · 13 replies · 91+ views
    Houston Chronical ^ | June 7, 2008 | AP
    TYLER — A 17-year-old who phoned his rival high school on a school bus and threatened to open fire on students has been sentenced to eight years in state prison. An attorney for Terrance Taylor said Saturday he was surprised by the sentence and had recommended probation for his client, who was a junior at John Tyler High School in Tyler. Taylor pleaded guilty Thursday to making a terroristic threat. Don Davidson, the student's attorney, said state District Judge Jack Skeen Jr. used the phrase "the times we live in" in handing down the sentence.
  • Jury acquits soldier charged with Iraqi murder

    04/27/2008 5:44:26 AM PDT · by Bulldawg Fan · 2 replies · 33+ views ^ | April 25, 2008 | AUDREY McAVOY
    (Private in jail for "Assault" while SFC shooter skates free) A court-martial panel on Friday found a Hawaii-based soldier not guilty in the killing of an unarmed Iraqi during a raid on a suspected insurgent hideout last year. Sgt. 1st Class Trey Corrales' friends and family erupted in cheers when the head of the military panel, or jury, read the verdict. The jury of nine soldiers acquitted Corrales of all three charges, including premeditated murder, after more than seven hours of deliberation.
  • Perchance to DREAM

    10/24/2007 7:50:37 AM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 13 replies · 94+ views
    National Review ^ | October 24, 2007 | Mark Krikorian
    In anticipation of today's cloture vote, DREAM Act supporters have been telling people that the measure would give amnesty to only 60,000 illegal aliens a year; ...But even their own think tank disagrees — the Migration Policy Institute has estimated that 360,000 illegals would get amnesty right away, with another 715,000 benefiting in the future, for a total of over 1 million amnestied. Using a different data source, we looked at the same question and estimated that the total number of potential beneficiaries of the amnesty is 2.1 million. What's more, there are another 1.4 million parents and young siblings...
  • Bush, Texas at odds over death case

    10/07/2007 5:32:32 AM PDT · by Clear Rivers · 73 replies · 2,170+ views
    Associated Press ^ | October 7,2007 | MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON - To put it bluntly, Texas wants President Bush to get out of the way of the state's plan to execute a Mexican for the brutal killing of two teenage girls. Bush, who presided over 152 executions as governor of Texas, wants to halt the execution of Jose Ernesto Medellin in what has become a confusing test of presidential power that the Supreme Court, which hears the case this week, ultimately will sort out. The president wants to enforce a decision by the International Court of Justice that found the convictions of Medellin and 50 other Mexican-born prisoners violated...
  • Senate's Iraq Debate Is More Slumber Than Party

    07/19/2007 6:30:27 AM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 23 replies · 878+ views
    Washington Post ^ | July 19, 2007 | Dana Milbank
    ...Democrats invited camera crews to film the arrival of a dozen cots outside the Senate chamber...for the all-night Iraq debate. With rather less fanfare, the cots, unused, were removed early yesterday morning. "They've been taking some of them out," a Capitol Police officer said at 2 a.m. "It was just a photo op." So was the debate. The Democrats had the cameras film the delivery of pizza to the cloakroom. They offered barbecue to Republicans. They gave GOP senators care packages of Colgate toothpaste, a CVS toothbrush and Speed Stick deodorant, all wrapped in a yellow ribbon with a note...
  • Mary Winkler gets 60 days in mental hospital..

    06/08/2007 12:07:20 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 75 replies · 1,337+ views
    Court TV
    Mary Winkler guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the March 2006 killing of her minister husband, Matthew. Judge gives her only 60 days in mental hospital............................
  • A Pardon For Libby

    06/05/2007 7:25:52 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 15 replies · 560+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | 5 June 2007 | Staff
    The Plame Scandal: The topic of amnesty has been very much front-and-center in public debate. Well, let us go on the record: We support amnesty 100%. For ex-White House aide Scooter Libby, that is. Scooter Libby will face justice of sorts today, as a judge prepares to sentence him for the trumped-up crimes on which he was convicted three months ago. We hope Judge Reggie B. Walton will remain oblivious to the howls for blood from the left-wing media and Democrat politicians and do what's right: Let Libby go, no prison time. Further, we call on President Bush to pardon...
  • Will FR embrace socialism to make way for Rudy Giuliani as a Republican presidential candidate?

    04/21/2007 6:42:25 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 18,457 replies · 540,699+ views
    vanity | April 21, 2007 | Jim Robinson
    We've got some real challenges facing us. FR was established to fight against government corruption, overstepping, and abuse and to fight for a return to the limited constitutional government as envisioned and set forth by our founding fathers in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution and other founding documents. One of the biggest cases of government corruption, overstepping and abuse that I know of is its disgraceful headlong slide into a socialist hell. Our founders never intended for abortion to be the law of the land. And they never intended the Supreme Court to be a legislative body. They...
  • Free Scooter Libby! Now.

    03/07/2007 6:29:42 AM PST · by .cnI redruM · 28 replies · 972+ views ^ | 7 March 2007 | .cnI redruM
    Cross Posted: THE MINORITY REPORTI lack the inside baseball connections to know who Mel Sembler is, but I’m convinced the man is a great American. He has taken the personal initiative to rise up against the malignant injustice of our nation’s latest judicial witch-hunt. In the letter below, he requests our help. “As Scooter’s lawyer, Ted Wells, said today, we are all disappointed in the verdict. His attorneys will seek a new trial and if that’s denied, they will appeal. The defense team fervently believes in Scooter’s innocence and intends to continue fighting to establish Scooter’s innocence. Speaking for the...
  • I Call for Justice (for Libby)

    03/06/2007 11:25:32 PM PST · by STARWISE · 157 replies · 2,525+ views
    AmericanThinkerBlog ^ | 3-7-07 | Clarice Feldman
    In this week's episode of Rome (a superb HBO series which increasingly reminds me of the Nation's Capital), Servilia, whose son was killed in a power grab, knelt before the door of manipulative Attia, mother of Octavian and lover of Marc Anthony, the two men responsible, calling out in a haunting cry, "Attia of the Julii, I call for justice." She did so because the unavailing legal system was broken, and curses (which were taken seriously in those days) were the one remaining way most people had to redress grave wrongs. I call for justice for Scooter Libby because he...
  • Libby found Guilty

    03/06/2007 9:22:15 AM PST · by LM_Guy · 216 replies · 8,787+ views ^ | 03/06/2006
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby has been found guilty on four of five counts in his perjury and obstruction of justice trial. Libby, 56, faces a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison and a fine of $1 million. Libby was convicted of: obstruction of justice when he intentionally deceived a grand jury investigating the outing of CIA operative Valerie Plame; making a false statement by intentionally lying to FBI agents about a conversation with NBC newsman Tim Russert; perjury when he lied in court about his conversation with Russert; a second count of...
  • Hillary's Spiritual Mentor: "Her Heart Responded"

    I'll let the reader decide where to place this article from Newsweek. Here's the headline graphic with the caption: "'Her heart responded': Clinton bows her head during the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington last week" Your thoughts?
  • Larry Elder to interview Johnny Sutton, prosecutor of Border agents: coming up!

    01/29/2007 3:53:45 PM PST · by EveningStar · 67 replies · 1,273+ views
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  • Judge tells wife in terror-linked divorce to go home (Husband says, "Be good Muslims or dead")

    01/20/2007 5:00:30 PM PST · by Gritty · 41 replies · 1,981+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | January 20, 2008 | unsigned
    A Tennessee woman who is seeking a divorce from her husband because of his alleged "ties to terrorism" and had traveled out of state to consult with her general counsel lawyer has returned home – under a judge's order to do that or lose that home until the divorce case is concluded. Rosine Ghawji returned yesterday to her Memphis home under the order from Judge Donna M. Fields in the divorce case in which Mrs. Ghawji has alleged her husband is a self-proclaimed radical Islamist and "has threatened to kill her and her two boys if they did not abide...
  • Fincher Guilty In Machine Gun Case

    01/12/2007 2:09:53 PM PST · by Wasichu · 282 replies · 3,013+ views
    The Morning News ^ | 01-12-2007 | Ron Wood
    Fincher Guilty In Machine Gun Case Friday, January 12, 2007 3:37 PM CST It took a jury just under five hours to find Hollis Wayne Fincher guilty of owning illegal machine guns and a sawed-off shotgun. Closing arguments in federal court in Fayetteville wrapped at mid-morning and the case went to the federal jury about 10:30 a.m. The jury returned its verdict about 3:20 p.m.
  • Indonesia: Travesty of Justice

    12/22/2006 9:06:00 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 5 replies · 528+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 22 Dec 2006 | Editorial staff
    Terror On Trial: The world is rightly outraged by an Indonesian court's exoneration of Abu Bakar Bashir, who was implicated in the Bali terror attacks. But the biggest victim of this travesty will likely be Indonesia itself. Bashir is a militant Islamofascist cleric who gave Java-based terrorists his blessing to detonate the huge bombs that killed 202 people on Bali in 2002. He also is a master manipulator of Indonesia's court system. Despite his role in the attacks, he got his already pathetic 2 1/2-year prison sentence overturned. In a further travesty, the malevolently grinning cleric now demands compensation from...
  • Lab in lacrosse case found many DNA sources (DUKELAX)

    12/13/2006 1:36:38 PM PST · by Howlin · 1,588 replies · 27,194+ views
    The News and Observer ^ | December 13, 2006 | Joseph Neff and Benjamin Niolet, Staff Writers
    A private laboratory hired by the prosecution in the Duke lacrosse case failed to report that it found DNA from multiple males in the accuser's body and underwear, according to a defense motion filed today. The lab, DNA Security of Burlington, found that the DNA did not match the three defendants, their lacrosse teammates or anyone else who submitted their DNA to police, including the accuser's boyfriend. The new evidence emerged in thousands of documents handed over to the defense in October.
  • Wash Supreme Court finds tribal corporations immune from lawsuits

    12/07/2006 12:38:09 PM PST · by truth49 · 24 replies · 694+ views
    AP ^ | 12-7-06 | JOHN K. WILEY
    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Commercial activities of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation are protected from lawsuits under tribal sovereign immunity, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The ruling reverses a court of appeals decision in a racial discrimination lawsuit filed by a non-Indian against two corporations of the Eastern Washington tribe and a supervisor. The opinion, written by Justice Richard B. Sanders, found that state laws echo federal laws granting the Colvilles' tribal corporations sovereign immunity unless there is an express waiver by the tribe or immunity is abrogated by Congress. Tribal sovereign immunity protects tribes from suits...
  • Autopsy Confirms That “Aborted” FL Baby Was Born Alive

    12/04/2006 4:31:22 AM PST · by Aquinasfan · 169 replies · 4,429+ views
    Operation Rescue ^ | 12/2/2006
    Hialeah, FL - Dec 03, 2006 An autopsy report released last week obtained by Operation Rescue now indicates that a baby that was reportedly born alive then intentionally killed at a Hialeah abortion mill in July was indeed born alive. However, it is unclear how this determination will affect any criminal prosecutions. The Hialeah Police are asking for murder charges to be filed against those responsible for the baby’s death.On July 20, an 18-year old woman reported to the A Gyn Diagnostics abortion mill to complete an abortion in her 22nd week of pregnancy. The doctor was not on hand...
  • Raids Round Up 'Fugitive' Immigrants

    08/10/2006 9:28:07 PM PDT · by LouAvul · 17 replies · 566+ views
    cbs ^ | 8/10/06
    At about 5 a.m., loud banging on a front door quieted a chorus of crickets on a pine-ringed road in this Atlanta suburb. "Police! Policia! Open the door!" shouted the Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers. The raid, part of a new push to round up immigrants who have been ordered deported for criminal convictions or visa violations, was targeting a man from El Salvador who had repeatedly been busted on drunk driving charges. They came away instead with two brothers from Mexico, one of whom has the same name as the fugitive, who said they came illegally and will likely...
  • 2 Border Patrol agents face 20 years in prison (PC BS)

    08/07/2006 8:46:01 AM PDT · by radar101 · 28 replies · 2,104+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 7 AUGUST 2006 |
    When Border Patrol Agent Ignacio Ramos pulled the trigger last February, all he knew was that his partner was lying on the ground behind him – bloodied from a struggle with a fleeing suspect – shots had been fired and now, it appeared, the drug smuggler he was pursuing had turned toward him with what looked to be a gun in his hand. In the split-second he had to respond, Ramos determined the course of his and his partner's lives – federal prison for the next 20 years for assault with serious bodily injury, assault with a deadly weapon, discharging...
  • Verdict Reached in Andrea Yates Case (UPDATE: Not Guilty by reason of insanity)

    07/26/2006 9:35:01 AM PDT · by cajunman · 693 replies · 18,983+ views
    HOUSTON -- Jurors reached a verdict in Andrea Yates' murder retrial Wednesday morning. The jury's decision will be announced at about 11:25 a.m. KPRC and Click2Houston will air the verdict live. After deliberating nearly 11 hours, jurors returned for a third day Wednesday to determine if she was legally insane when she drowned her five children in the bathtub. Before court ended Tuesday, the jury of six men and six women asked to review the state's definition of insanity: that someone, because of a severe mental illness, does not know a crime he is committing is wrong. State District Judge...

    07/11/2006 5:24:00 PM PDT · by Hal1950 · 9 replies · 697+ views
    Washington DC - With the 10th anniversary of the crash of TWA Flight 800 approaching, the National Transportation Safety Board today released a fact sheet that reviews lessons learned from the accident investigation and the progress toward ensuring that similar tragedies do not happen in the future. The Board's review found that significant safety improvements have been implemented over the past ten years, but that more needs to be done to avoid another accident like TWA 800. TWA 800, a Boeing 747, crashed on July 17, 1996, minutes after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport on a flight to...
  • Appeals court allows child to sue over botched abortion

    06/05/2006 4:02:17 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 13 replies · 537+ views
    Times Daily ^ | 6/5/06 | Phillip Rawls
    A state appeals court has ruled that a Birmingham abortion clinic can be sued over an unsuccessful abortion that a woman blames for damaging her child's health. The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals reversed a lower court ruling that had blocked a lawsuit filed by a woman on behalf of herself and her child. In a decision released May 26, the appeals court said the woman, identified only by her initials L.K.D.H., can sue Planned Parenthood of Alabama on behalf of her child.