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  • Pro-lifers organizing ‘Tweetfest’ on Friday to break media blackout on Gosnell trial

    04/11/2013 5:04:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Life Site ^ | John Jalsevac
    PHILADELPHIA, April 11, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life leaders are issuing a clarion call to grassroots activists around the country to help break the media blackout surrounding the trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell by joining in a “Tweetfest” tomorrow (Friday). (Click here to join a Facebook event page with more info about the Tweetfest.) In addition to asking pro-lifers to send out Tweets about the trial using the hashtag #Gosnell, organizers of the event are also asking them to contact their local media outlets to ask them why they’re not covering the trial. Despite a continuous stream of dramatic, and often...
  • Congressman: Gosnell an Abortion Predator Who Must be Exposed

    04/11/2013 4:58:23 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Several members of Congress on Thursday afternoon took to the floor of the House of representatives to expose the horrors abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell has committed and to decry the lack of media attention to them. Congressman Marlin Stutzman, an Indiana Republican, was one of the members who spoke on the House floor this afternoon to call attention to the horrific crimes Gosnell engaged in at his Philadelphia, Pennsylvania abortion clinic. The following is the speech he delivered and a video of it: “My heart is torn as I stand on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives as...
  • If Gosnell had shot seven infants with an AR-15, it would be national news: Rep. Chris Smith

    04/11/2013 4:50:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    Life Site ^ | John Jalsevac
    WASHINGTON, D.C., April 11, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - "If Dr. Gosnell had walked into a nursery and shot seven infants with an AR-15, it would be national news and the subject of presidential hand-wringing." That was the challenging observation made this morning by Rep. Chris Smith, R-NJ, on the floor of the U.S. House. Because Kermit Gosnell instead allegedly snipped the spinal cords of seven newborn babies in a building called an abortion clinic, the national media has almost uniformly ignored the case, said Smith, something that he charged amounted to a deliberate "cover-up." Rep. Chris Smith "Will the decades-long major...
  • Four reasons why media isn’t covering Gosnell mass murder trial

    04/11/2013 2:14:56 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | Jill Stanek
    Living in Chicago, I’ve observed press coverage up close on three of the most notorious mass murderers ever apprehended: Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, and Richard Speck. Speck tortured, raped, and murdered eight student nurses in Chicago in 1966. Dahmer murdered 17 boys and men in the Milwaukee/Chicago area between 1978-1991, keeping and eating some of their body parts. Gacy raped and murdered at least 33 boys and men between 1972-1978, burying many in the crawl space of his Chicago suburban home. In each case the press tripped over themselves to recount every morbid detail, anxious to feed the public’s...
  • NBC Won’t Cover Gosnell Trial, Tweets News From Another Source

    04/11/2013 1:23:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    NBC News is one of three networks that refuses to cover the trial of gruesome abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell. The media blackout is apparently so extensive that Luke Russert of NBC News today had to tweet a local news story on the trial because NBC has not done its own national reporting. Russert is an NBC News staffer whose Twitter bio reads: “I cover Capitol Hill for NBC News. Been sweating it out in the streets of a runaway American dream since 1985.” yet he had to tweet an article from the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper in order to provide any...
  • Congressman Upset President Obama Ignoring Gosnell Abortion Trial

    04/11/2013 1:10:40 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    The mainstream media has become a target of frustration for those wishing it would provide more coverage of the dramatic trial of abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell. But one congressman is upset President Barack Obama is apparently not paying much attention to it — since the president hasn’t commented on the gruesome live-birth abortion deaths. Rep. Scott Perry, a Republican from Pennsylvania, where Gosnell abortion clinic was located, blasted President Obama and the press for ignoring the Gosnell trial. “Mr. President, your silence is deafening,” Perry said on the House floor today. “Are you so blind, are you so intractable, are...
  • Worker at Gosnell Clinic: Baby’s Chest Moved After Neck Snipped

    04/11/2013 12:47:40 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    A young woman who worked at Kermit Gosnell’s abortion clinic as a teenager testified today in court that she saw a baby’s chest move even after the gruesome snipping procedure he used to end their lives. That a 15-year-old girl was employed at a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania abortion clinic is problematic enough, Ashley Baldwin testified Thursday in the murder trial of abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell that even his horrific “snipping” procedure for killing babies in abortions/infanticides didn’t necessarily end their lives. From the AP story: Baldwin said she learned to do intravenous injections as a high school student and assisted with...
  • Gosnell Attorney: Babies’ Deaths Justify Snipping Their Necks (BARF ALERT)

    04/11/2013 12:28:40 PM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    Life News ^ | Cheryl Sullenger
    Yesterday, the primary defense theory in the Kermit Gosnell murder case was explored by defense attorney Jack McMahon, who posits that all the babies aborted at Gosnell’s clinic were already dead when their spinal cords were “snipped” to ensure “fetal demise.” WARNING: This story contains graphic images and descriptions.… McMahon pressed former Gosnell employee Lynda Williams concerning her duties at Gosnell’s ‘House of Horrors” abortion clinic that included cleaning up and disposing of babies born after late-term abortions, many of which were beyond the legal gestational limit of 24 weeks. Williams had previously testified of a baby that was delivered...
  • Kermit Gosnell Staffer: Stabbing Baby in Neck “Gave Me the Creeps”

    04/10/2013 4:38:02 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    The defense attorney for embattled abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell has a claim for the jury that is weighing the multiple counts of murder against him for several “live-birth” abortions. Jack McMahon claims no babies were ever killed in the gruesome abortion process, which involved “snipping” the spinal cords of the children by jabbing medical scissors into the backs of their necks, because the babies were supposedly already dead. That’s not what two staffers for Gosnell admitted in court — with one saying she heard a baby scream and another saying the baby “jumped” when the newborn was stabbed in the...
  • Gosnell Worker: Baby “Jumped” When I Snipped Her Neck in Abortion

    04/09/2013 3:46:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    One day after a former employee described how she heard a baby scream during a live-birth abortion, another worker at the Kermit Gosnell “House of Horrors’ abortion clinic testified today she saw a baby “jump” when she snipped her neck in an abortion. Abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell faces 43 criminal counts, including eight counts of murder in the death of one patient, Karnamaya Monger, and seven newborn infants. Additional charges include conspiracy, drug delivery resulting in death, infanticide, corruption of minors, evidence tampering, theft by deception, abuse of corpse, and corruption. The trial of the abortion practitioner has been so...
  • Abortion Staffer Who Helped Gosnell Kill Woman Recants Guilty Plea

    04/09/2013 2:27:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    A former employee of Kermit Gosnell who has a history of anxiety and depression broke down on the stand yesterday and tearfully recanted her guilty plea as she was testifying against her former boss. West had told prosecutor Joanne Pescatore that she had administered some of the sedative that later killed Karnamaya Mongar, an immigrant who came to Gosnell for an abortion in her 19th week of pregnancy. Under questioning by defense attorney Jack McMahon, West told the court that she didn’t think she was guilty and that she took the plea bargain out of confusion. She later confirmed that...
  • Gosnell Worker: Baby Screamed During Live-Birth “Abortion”

    04/08/2013 5:41:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Today’s testimony during the murder trial of abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell was no less shocking than previous days. Today, a former employee described how she heard a baby scream during a live-birth abortion. Abortion clinic employee Sherry West described an incident which “really freaked (her) out” and related to the jury how she heard a child who was born alive following an abortion scream. West remembered how she referred to the dead children killed in these gruesome abortion procedures as “specimens” so she could avoid the mental trauma associated with know how they died. As local media reported: Sherry West,...
  • Pro-Life People Must Respond to the Media Blackout on Kermit Gosnell

    04/08/2013 5:36:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Kermit Gosnell is at the center of one of the most gruesome abortion investigations in our nation’s history, but one pro-life leader bemoans the lack of coverage in the mainstream media. Troy Newman, the president of Operation Rescue, says pro-life advocates need to make a concerted effort to speak out about the case. Whether it’s by passing along news items in social media, letters to the editor, calling radio talk shows or other means, Newman wants more focus on what Gosnell did. “It’s being called the Abortion Trial of the Century,” he said. “Kermit Gosnell, the “House of Horrors” abortionist,...
  • Adams v. UNCW Heads to Trial

    04/08/2013 2:50:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 8, 2013 | Mike Adams
    After six years of litigation, I am pleased to report that I have finally won the right to present my case against UNC-Wilmington to a jury of my peers here in North Carolina. My case began in September of 2006 when I was denied promotion to full professor. At the time, I had multiple teaching awards and outstanding reviews from students for my teaching. I had published more peer-reviewed articles than the vast majority of my colleagues. In fact, my department had never denied promotion to full professor to anyone with as many peer reviewed publications as I had accumulated....
  • Budget woes could delay NY trial for bin Laden kin

    04/08/2013 1:42:42 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 3 replies
    News 10 KTVL-TV ^ | April 8, 2013 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) -- A judge in New York says he finds it "stunning" that federal budget woes could delay the start of a terrorism trial for Osama bin Laden's son-in-law. ~~snip~~ Kaplan suggested he might set a trial date as early as September. But Ghaith's lawyer complained, saying public defenders are being furloughed for more than five weeks because of automatic budget cuts. ~~snip~~ In other news: Obama Plans $195 Million in Renovation and New Construction at Guantánamo/a>
  • Clinic Worker Calls Gosnell’s Baby Jabbing Method a “Beheading”

    04/05/2013 2:08:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    An unlicensed medical worker at the abortion clinic Kermit Gosnell ran in Philadelphia had a very graphic description for the practice Gosnell employed where he jabbed medical scissors into the backs of babies’ necks to kill them. Gosnell is charged with more than 30 criminal counts including the killing of seven newborn infants and a female patient in a botched abortion. During testimony yesterday in the Gosnell murder trial, Stephen Massof described how he assisted Gosnell in “snipping” the spinal cords of babies, calling it, “literally a beheading. It is separating the brain from the body.” According to a news...
  • Conservative Leaders Demand Networks Stop Censoring Gosnell Trial

    04/04/2013 2:24:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    He brutally killed unborn babies by jamming medical scissors in the back of their necks, but the major network television stations have engaged in a blackout of coverage of his murder trial. To response, 20 prominent leaders of the conservative movement have joined Media Research Center President Brent Bozell in demanding the broadcast networks stop censoring coverage. They are also upset at the lack of coverage of the Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates lobbyist who testified in favor of allowing the killing of children who survive botched abortions. MRC’s Culture and Media Institute finds that ABC, CBS, and NBC...
  • Gosnell’s trial ends in heated exchange over homicide finding

    04/01/2013 11:03:43 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    lifesitenews ^ | Operation Rescue staff
    PHILADELPHIA, April 1, 2013 (Operation Rescue) - As the second week of testimony wrapped up in the Gosnell capital murder trial, emotions ran high as another argument broke out in court between Defense Attorney Jack McMahon and Medical Examiner Dr. Gary Collins over his decision to classify the overdose death of Karnamaya Mongar as a homicide. Gosnell has been charged with third degree murder in the death of Mongar, a 41-year old diminutive refugee from Bhutan, who died on November 19, 2009, from an overdose of Demerol during a 19-week abortion at Gosnell’s West Philadelphia “House of Horrors” abortion clinic....
  • Hasan trial to stay here at Fort Hood

    04/01/2013 3:03:17 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    The presiding judge in United States vs. Maj. Nidal Hasan announced several pending rulings following a pretrial hearing at Fort Hood, March 20 Col. Tara Osborn denied defense requests to move the court martial away from Fort Hood and to order a change of potential panel members. **SNIP** Osborn set the next hearing in the case for April 16.
  • Zimmerman case, Crump at work

    03/25/2013 12:33:14 PM PDT · by ArmstedFragg · 4 replies
    GZLegal website ^ | March 18, 2013 | Unknown
    The defense in the Zimmerman case has been fighting a so-far-losing battle to depose Martin family lawyer Ben Crump. He's the guy who produced "witness number 8", and provided a recording of an interview with her that had several missing portions. ABC news was also present at the interview, and has now released this recording that captures Crump's interaction with the witness. http://www.gzdocs.com/documents/0313/mfr_exhibits/exhibit_g.mp4
  • Black Christians Silent on Philly Abortion Atrocities

    03/22/2013 12:35:05 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 10 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | March 22, 2013 | JP
    Adrienne Moton wept this week as she recounted her role in the mass murder of at least 10 pre-born babies. The West Philadelphia medical assistant testified during the capital murder trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, owner of an abortion clinic in the supposed “City of Brotherly Love.” Moton told a jury that she snipped the spines of at least 10 babies, a heinous procedure even by abortion standards. She said she was ordered to do so by Gosnell, the abortion-rights equivalent of Josef Mengele. She also recalled taking a cell phone snapshot of one of the baby murder victims left...
  • Bloomberg dismisses ‘political games’ around al Qaeda suspect’s trial

    03/10/2013 4:05:18 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/09/13 | Ben Geman
    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I) dismissed lawmakers’ criticisms over trying a former al Qaeda spokesman in New York City as partisan politics and said he’s confident that the trial won’t present a security risk. “I suspect a lot of the controversy will be partisan controversy, part of the political games that are played in Washington,” Bloomberg told CBS. Bloomberg did not second-guess the Obama administration’s decision to try former al Qaeda spokesman Sulaiman Abu Ghaith in federal court rather than taking him to Guantanamo Bay and trying him before a military tribunal. The decision has drawn attacks from...
  • The Obama Kangaroo Court…Kill American Terrorists, Try Foreign Terrorists

    03/08/2013 3:49:47 PM PST · by Starman417 · 2 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-08-13 | Curt
    Andrew McCarthy has an excellent article today entitled "While You Weren’t Looking, Obama Kills Military Commissions" which details how, once again, Obama is bypassing laws and doing things his way: In the blink of an eye, the second Obama term has turned the clock back to the pre-9/11 days, when al-Qaeda was a law-enforcement problem, not a national-security challenge. ... the administration has never forfeited its goal of returning to the Clinton-era counterterrorism, when all terrorists were deemed defendants presumed innocent, not enemies to be quelled. Now, with the help of President Obama’s Islamist confidant, Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip...
  • Trial ordered for Sandy man accused of sexually assaulting woman, her 2 children [Ex-Lds prez]

    02/10/2013 10:31:43 AM PST · by Colofornian · 39 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Feb. 5, 2011 | Emiley Morgan
    SALT LAKE CITY-A Sandy man accused of sexually assaulting a woman and two of her children has been ordered to stand trial on the charges against him. Efrey Antonio Guzman, 47, was ordered to stand trial on charges of aggravated sexual assault and aggravated burglary, first-degree felonies, as well as sex abuse of a child and forcible sexual abuse, second-degree felonies, following a hearing on evidence against him... A 13-year-old girl told police that Guzman, a "family friend," knocked on her door May 8 when she and her older brother were home alone. When Guzman learned that the brother was...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Justice Dept...reveals legal case for drone strikes on Americans [No Due Process]

    02/05/2013 2:45:39 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 85 replies
    NBC ^ | 2/4/13 | Michael Isikoff
    A confidential Justice Department memo concludes that the U.S. government can order the killing of American citizens if they are believed to be “senior operational leaders” of al-Qaida or “an associated force” -- even if there is no intelligence indicating they are engaged in an active plot to attack the U.S. The 16-page memo, a copy of which was obtained by NBC News, provides new details about the legal reasoning behind one of the Obama administration’s most secretive and controversial polices: its dramatically increased use of drone strikes against al-Qaida suspects, including those aimed at American citizens, such as the...
  • Rev. Jesse Jackson’s trial looming - Lawyers discuss dates with judge in conference call

    01/05/2013 11:20:48 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Journal Standard ^ | 1/03/13 | Nick Crow
    Freeport, Ill. — Attorneys for those arrested during a Sensata plant protest and the City of Freeport spoke via conference call with Judge Jack Joyce on Wednesday to begin ironing out details for an upcoming trial date. “We’re looking at trial dates,” said City Attorney John Mitchell. “The conference that we held with the opposing counsel was to discuss three or four dates that are open over the next few months.” Lawyers are working towards a trial because the 11 protesters facing criminal trespassing charges lobbied for a trial by jury rather than agreeing to pay any fines during their...
  • House GOP plans to put fuel standard on trial in next Congress

    12/15/2012 5:34:41 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/15/12 | Zack Colman
    House GOP plans to put fuel standard on trial in next CongressBy Zack Colman - 12/15/12 04:13 PM ET House Republicans plan to put the renewable fuel standard on trial next Congress, a House Energy and Commerce Committee aide told The Hill. Committee staff is gearing up for hearings on the subject, citing recent concerns from the AAA motor club, automakers and the oil industry that the rule is pushing a high-ethanol fuel blend onto the market they say will damage cars. “If Congress observes the data, I think they will conclude we are putting the consumer at risk currently,”...
  • Imprisoned Philly priest appeals for bail in higher court

    09/13/2012 11:35:14 AM PDT · by count-your-change · 8 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Aug. 16, 2012 | John P. Martin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
    Lynn is serving 3 to 6 years in state prison after a Common Pleas Court jury found him guilty of endangering children when he was secretary for clergy under Cardinal Anthony J. Bevilacqua. Lynn, who managed archdiocesan priests assignments, let one remain in active ministry at a Northeast Philadelphia parish in the 1990s despite concluding that he had once abused a minor. That priest, Edward Avery, later sexually assaulted a 10-year-old altar boy
  • 2 consenting adults and a cow ... Farmer's raw deal over raw milk scheduled for trial

    09/02/2012 4:47:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    WND.com ^ | September 1, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    A trial that has become a symbol, in Wisconsin and across the U.S., of government criminalization of farmers for providing food directly to consumers has been rescheduled for January. But the delay from the previously scheduled September court date is expected to focus even more attention on the dispute that has dragged Wisconsin dairy farmer Vernon Hershberger to the court’s defendant’s table in the Sauk County Circuit Court, presided over by Judge Guy Reynolds. The state’s case against the Loganville farmer has him accused of four misdemeanor counts of violating Wisconsin’s food and dairy code. Officials with the Farm to...
  • Appeal court: Lester is out (of the Zimmeman case)

    08/30/2012 8:02:55 AM PDT · by libstripper · 5 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | Aug. 29, 2012 | Rene Stutzman and Jeff Weiner,
    Second-degree murder suspect George Zimmerman gets a new judge. The Fifth District Court of Appeal in Daytona Beach on Wednesday ruled that Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester Jr. in Sanford went too far when, among other things, he described Zimmerman as a manipulator. It was "admittedly a close call," wrote Judge C. Alan Lawson, but Lester's actions, taken in total, would cause a reasonable person to fear that he is biased. The next step is for Circuit Judge Alan Dickey in Sanford to pick a new judge. It's expected to be Circuit Judge Debra S. Nelson, 58, another felony trial judge...
  • George Zimmerman Is Getting A New Judge After He Alleges Flagrant Bias

    08/29/2012 3:22:14 PM PDT · by blam · 28 replies
    TBI ^ | 8-29-2012 | Abby Rogers
    George Zimmerman Is Getting A New Judge After He Alleges Flagrant Bias Abby Rogers Aug. 29, 2012, 5:24 PM They said it was a "close call," but three judges for Florida's Fifth District Court of Appeals ruled George Zimmerman deserves a new judge. Zimmerman's lawyer requested a new judge last month, saying Judge Kenneth Lester is blatantly biased against his client. Lester has steadfastly refused to step down, claiming attorney Mark O'Mara's request was "legally insufficient." But now, it looks like Lester doesn't get a choice. The Fifth Circuit ruled Lester should "enter an order of disqualification which requests the...
  • First eight jurors selected in case of Walmart customer who allegedly punched employee

    08/20/2012 8:22:53 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    The Batavian ^ | August 20, 2012 | Howard Owens
    The first eight members of the jury in the Jacquetta Simmons trial were selected today in an day-long session aimed at weeding out those who may not be able to fairly weigh evidence in the case. Local and regional media coverage of the 27-year-old Simmons, who allegedly punched a 70-year-old employee of Walmart on Christmas Eve, has been intense and each prospective juror was asked how he or she found out about the case.
  • Trayvon Martin's parents to appear in Little Rock (WHO is paying for this!?)

    07/16/2012 7:10:14 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 25 replies
    ArkTimes ^ | 16 JUL 12 | Staff
    Trayvon Martin's parents to appear in Little Rock A news release says the National Association of Black Law Enforcement Executives, meeting in Little Rock next week, will hear from the parents of Trayvon Martin at a civil rights breakfast at 8 a.m. Tuesday. Martin is the 17-year-old black youth shot in Sanford, Fla., in a case that has drawn worldwide attention for the police's initial decision not to charge the shooter, George Zimmerman, though Martin was unarmed. Also speaking will be former Little Rock Mayor Lottie Shackelford. Awards also are planned, including to the Little Rock Nine; to Keith Jackson...
  • 9/11 accused don’t want hearings during Ramadan

    07/11/2012 7:41:52 AM PDT · by SteelToe · 14 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | July 11, 2012 | Carol Rosenberg
    MIAMI — Lawyers for accused Sept. 11 attacks mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed and his four co-defendants are seeking to postpone their Aug. 8-12 hearing at Guantanamo, noting it falls toward the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The trial judge, Army Col. James Pohl, set the date for the hearing in May and specifically ruled out an extension on grounds that it coincided with Islam’s fasting month. He noted in his order then that no defense lawyer at that point had raised objection to a hearing that coincided with Ramadan. But the attorneys do just that in a...
  • Book: Military feared use of terrorist's comments

    06/07/2012 1:13:40 AM PDT · by Saije · 3 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 6/7/2012 | Pete Yost
    WASHINGTON—Military prosecutors won't say whether they plan to use newly disclosed tape recordings in the upcoming trial of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed even though the tapes could solve the prosecution's problems with tainted evidence. A new book says Justice Department prosecutors were stunned to learn three years ago that the U.S. military had secretly tape-recorded incriminating comments that Mohammed made to fellow detainees during daily prison yard conversations but was not planning to use them at military tribunals. In "Kill or Capture: The War on Terror and the Soul of the Obama Presidency," journalist Daniel Klaidman says Mohammed was...
  • Female Juror Flirts With John Edwards

    05/25/2012 1:52:07 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 25, 2012
    Here’s a riddle: What comes in group of four and is the color of French’s Mustard? After a week of deliberations, the four alternate jurors have become the prime distraction for the assembled press corps and spectators in the courtroom. On Thursday the alternates – three women and one man – caused something of a stir when they showed up in matching bright yellow shirts, hardly bothering to suppress their snickering as the judge addressed the main panel of jurors. Today they are all wearing red. For nearly four weeks, 16 jurors heard all the evidence in Edwards’ case....
  • Newspaper: 4 witnesses change stories in Trayvon Martin shooting

    05/23/2012 8:44:15 AM PDT · by caldera599 · 47 replies
    MSNBC ^ | May 22, 2012 | MSNBC Staff
    At least four key witnesses have changed their stories about what they saw the night George Zimmerman fatally shot Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., the Orlando Sentinel reported Tuesday. The report comes after state prosecutors released about half the evidence they have in their second-degree murder case against Zimmerman. The witnesses, known publicly only by numbers, first talked to Sanford police and later to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and state prosecutors Witness 2: A young woman from the Retreat at Twin Lakes community, where Martin, 17, was shot Feb. 26, first told investigators she saw two men running...
  • John Edwards Defense Relies on Definition of (the word) 'The'

    05/14/2012 8:12:52 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 14, 2012 | James Hill and Beth Loyd
    Not since Bill Clinton challenged the definition of "is" has so much hinged on a very short word. John Edwards appears to basing much of his defense, which begins today in a North Carolina courtroom, on the legal interpretation of the word "the." Edwards has listened to three weeks of testimony meant to prove that he violated federal campaign finance laws by using nearly $1million in donations to hide his mistress Rielle Hunter and her pregnancy during his bid for the 2008 presidential election and in the months after he dropped out -- but was still angling to be vice...
  • First the Circus and Then the 9/11 Trial

    05/10/2012 4:39:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 10, 2012 | Debra J. Saunders
    Walid bin Attash used to frequent online dating sites. "Loves to travel -- sometimes at a moment's notice," bin Attash described himself before his 2003 capture. So writes former CIA veteran Jose Rodriguez in his new book, "Hard Measures: How Aggressive CIA Actions After 9/11 Saved American Lives." On Saturday, bin Attash was one of five defendants charged with 2,976 counts of murder for their role in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. It would seem that bin Attash has grown very devout at Guantanamo Bay. His civilian attorney, Cheryl Bormann, wore a hijab and an abaya at the military pretrial...
  • Eric Holder's Hypocrisy

    05/07/2012 3:47:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 7, 2012 | Lurita Doan
    Eric Holder’s incompetent team of legal minds has botched things up again. Roger Clemens is in a fight for his life, and his enemies are fierce, partisan and patently unfair. His alleged crime—making false statements to Henry Waxman in a congressional hearing-- has cost the American taxpayer tens of millions of dollars, all because in 2008, during an election year, Henry Waxman needed a high profile hearing to showboat, to garner as much publicity as possible, to allow him to bang his gavel, to feel superior, to peacock around. Waxman could have decided to focus legitimate attention on the use...
  • Edwards' daughter leaves courtroom in tears over testimony on Elizabeth Edwards

    05/03/2012 5:53:56 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 2, 2012
    John Edwards' daughter left the courtroom in tears Wednesday as a former aide testified about an argument Edwards had with his now-deceased wife, Elizabeth, on the day a tabloid published a story on his affair. Edwards turned to his daughter, Cate, as witness Christina Reynolds was beginning the account of the argument at the Raleigh airport. As Edwards asked if his daughter wanted to leave, Cate walked out of the room wiping her tears. She later returned to court after a recess.
  • Jury selection set to begin in John Edwards trial

    04/12/2012 2:32:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/12/12 | MICHAEL BIESECKER
    Jury selection set to begin in John Edwards trialBy MICHAEL BIESECKER | Associated Press – 1 hr 5 mins ago GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — After years of investigation, denials and delays, jury selection was set to begin Thursday for the criminal trial of former presidential candidate John Edwards. Edwards was expected inside a Greensboro, N.C., courtroom to face six criminal counts related to nearly $1 million in secret payments made by two campaign donors to help hide the married Democrat's pregnant mistress as he sought the White House in 2008. The money flowed to Andrew Young, a former campaign aide...
  • When will Barack Obama call Melissa Coon? [her white son was set on fire by blacks] [media bias]

    03/27/2012 11:04:35 PM PDT · by grundle · 25 replies
    rightpundits.com ^ | March 26th, 2012 | Andrew Zarowny
    We all know how much Barack Obama likes calling people up to apologize or feign empathy with them after some tragedy. He called Sandra Fluke after the big, bad Rush Limbaugh called her mean names on his nationally syndicated radio show. Obama then called the family of Trayvon Martin this past week, several weeks after the young 17-year old African-American youth was shot and killed by a Hispanic man, George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida. Of course, Zimmerman claims he was being attacked and an eyewitness apparently is verifying that story. Oddly enough, about the same time of the Trayvon Martin...
  • 'Wanted Dead or Alive' poster issued for George Zimmerman by New Black Panther Party

    03/27/2012 4:13:08 PM PDT · by fightin kentuckian · 50 replies
    All Voices ^ | 23 March 2012 | Harold Michael Harvey
    new black panther party (nbpp) offers $10,000 for the murder of Zimmerman.
  • Thursday is 'Poolmageddon' for trial lawyers

    03/14/2012 12:14:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com. ^ | 3/14/12 | Conn Carroll
    President Obama's Department of Justice -- led by Attorney General Eric Holder -- has found a new way to make the Americans with Disabilities Act pay off for Democratic trial lawyer campaign donors. Since the ADA first became law in 1990, the DOJ has been issuing "guidelines" that businesses must follow to comply with a multitude of the nation's civil rights laws. For example, if a restaurant bathroom has a light switch that is 52 inches above the floor, then that business is in compliance. But if the light switch is 53 inches above the floor, than the restaurant owner...
  • Judge rejects releasing TBI file of ex-judge Richard Baumgartner

    03/09/2012 10:52:54 AM PST · by SmithL · 12 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 3/9/12 | Jamie Satterfield
    KNOXVILLE — A judge said today he has no authority to make public the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's file on former judge Richard Baumgartner. "This court has no authority whatsoever to decide on its own, 'I'm going to let the public see this file,'" Special Judge John Kerry Blackwood said at a specially-called hearing in Knox County Criminal Court. Blackwood said the portions of the file not made public contain phone records and recorded conversations in which Baumgartner discusses sex with two women and makes "crude remarks" about people. "What you're not going to find (in the TBI file) is...
  • DA: Death penalty out in all but one of four torture slaying suspects

    03/09/2012 8:32:59 AM PST · by SmithL · 38 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 3/9/12 | Jamie Satterfield
    It's official. Death is no longer a possible fate for three of four defendants in the January 20007 torture slayings of a Knox County couple. Assistant District Attorney General Leland Price has filed notice of an intention to seek the death penalty as punishment in the deaths of Channon Christian, 21, and boyfriend Christopher Newsom, 23, only against alleged ringleader Lemaricus Davidson. Price this month notified attorneys for Davidson's brother, Letalvis Cobbins, and Cobbins' friend, George Thomas, that he will push for a fate in their cases no more than life without possibility of parole. Because Cobbins' girlfriend, Vanessa Coleman,...
  • Afghan National Website Confirms That NATO Agreed to Hold Trial For Those Accused of Koran!

    02/29/2012 11:58:32 PM PST · by MeekMom · 24 replies · 2+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 02/27/12 | Jim Hoft
    Breaking: Afghan National Website Confirms That NATO Agreed to Hold Trial For Those Accused of Koran Burning Posted by Jim Hoft on Monday, February 27, 2012, 10:59 AM A supporter of the Human Rights Network group wears a mask of U.S President Barack Obama with a noose around his neck while holding the U.S flag during an anti-American rally in Karachi February 26, 2012. About 20 supporters gathered to protest and condemn the burning of copies of the Koran at NATO’s main base in Afghanistan on February 21, 2012. (REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro) The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan website posted this report...
  • Redistricting trial to go forward as GOP decline to redraw maps (WI)

    02/23/2012 6:46:06 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    JS Online ^ | 2-23-12 | Patrick Marley
    ... Republican lawmakers declined Wednesday to revisit election maps they drew last year, clearing the way for a fast-track trial on Thursday that will determine which political party has an advantage in this fall's elections. A panel of three federal judges asked legislators Tuesday morning to voluntarily consider redrawing the maps, taking into account legal challenges from Democrats and Latinos. Republicans said late that day they were willing to make changes but did not believe they had the power to do so. The court rejected that argument Wednesday morning and gave them 5 1/2 hours to say whether they would...
  • Judge: John Edwards Has Life-Threatening Condition (Trial postponed until March 26)

    01/13/2012 2:32:06 PM PST · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 13, 2012 | Michael Biesecker
    Ex-presidential candidate John Edwards has a life-threatening heart condition that will require surgery next month, his doctor told a judge presiding over Edwards' upcoming court case over possible campaign violations. A cardiologist for the 58-year-old ex-North Carolina Senator wrote two letters about his condition to Judge Catherine Eagles who talked about them Friday during a hearing to consider whether the trial would go on later this month. She delayed it until at least March 26. Edwards walked into the courtroom in Greensboro without assistance and appeared healthy. The judge requested that he be there. The judge did not give any...