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  • There Are Two Americas

    02/01/2018 5:26:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 1, 2018 | Derek Hunter
    Remember John Edwards? The former Democratic Senator who was John Kerry’s running mate in 2004 and carried on an affair while his wife was fighting for her life? Yeah, that scumbag. Back before his being a scumbag was confirmed he ran for president in 2008 on the idea that there are “two Americas,” one rich and one poor. He was half-right; there are two Americas, but they aren’t divided by income, they’re divided by a willingness to live in reality. This division has always existed, there have always been people who only see what they want to see. But those...
  • The Hillary Defense

    07/09/2016 8:09:00 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 6 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | Saturday, July 9, 2016 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    This week FBI Director James Comey recommended that the Justice Department not prosecute Hillary Clinton or members of her staff on charges of mishandling classified information. This action highlighted two sets of rules regarding national security--one for senior government officials and one for everyone else. Calling the former secretary of state and her staff was “extremely careless” using a private server and private email accounts for Government work and sending and receiving highly classified information. The FBI found that 110 of her emails contained such classified information. The director made his decision shortly after the agency interviewed Clinton in a...
  • Folsom Naval Reservist is Sentenced After Pleading Guilty to Unauthorized Removal and Retention of C

    07/05/2016 12:48:24 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 38 replies
    fbi.gov ^ | July 29, 2015 | U.S. Attorney’s Office
    Folsom Naval Reservist is Sentenced After Pleading Guilty to Unauthorized Removal and Retention of Classified Materials U.S. Attorney’s Office July 29, 2015 Eastern District of California (916) 554-2700 SACRAMENTO, CA—Bryan H. Nishimura, 50, of Folsom, pleaded guilty today to unauthorized removal and retention of classified materials, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. U.S. Magistrate Judge Kendall J. Newman immediately sentenced Nishimura to two years of probation, a $7,500 fine, and forfeiture of personal media containing classified materials. Nishimura was further ordered to surrender any currently held security clearance and to never again seek such a clearance. According to court...
  • Peak FBI Corruption? Meet Bryan Nishimura, Found Guilty For “Removal And Retention Of Classified Mat

    07/05/2016 12:14:35 PM PDT · by Nicojones · 36 replies
    Comed said that there was no reasonable prosecutor that would proceed with these facts. Yeah right.....these facts." Here is the FBI itself, less than a year ago, charging one Bryan H. Nishimura, 50, of Folsom, who pleaded guilty to "unauthorized removal and retention of classified materials" without malicious intent, in other words precisely what the FBI alleges Hillary did
  • Bombshell: Clinton Foundation Donor’s Flight From Justice Aided by Hillary Allies

    03/25/2016 9:31:48 AM PDT · by detective · 25 replies
    Observer ^ | 03/25/16 | Ken Silverstein
    Recent news reports indicate that the FBI is investigating former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for granting favors to her family’s foundation donors and for its systematic accounting fraud. In January, the Sunday Times of London cited former Judge Andrew Napolitano, a conservative libertarian and frequent Fox News guest, as saying that the FBI was taking evidence “seriously” and that Hillary “could hear about that soon from the Department of Justice.”
  • Amazingly, Biden’s Niece Avoids Prison for Hitting Cop

    02/06/2014 9:28:07 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 2/5 | Adam Martin
    Joe Biden's niece, Caroline Biden, got into some trouble with the law last fall, getting herself arrested after taking a swing at a cop who responded to a call about a fight Biden got in with her roommate. But because no cops were injured, prosecutors agreed to let her avoid jail and to dismiss her case if she stays out of trouble. Biden wasn't in court (she's at an inpatient facility for "her issues"), but her two lawyers "presented a sworn affidavit indicating she would accept the offer."
  • Convicted Ex-Congressman (Jackson) Living The High Life Two Months Before Reporting To Prison

    08/31/2013 4:56:57 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    My State Line ^ | 8/30/13
    **SNIP** The ex-Chicago congressman is seen lounging by the pool at the Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel-- a popular outdoor gathering spot for the Hollywood Glitterati. According to an onlooker, Mr. Jackson was overheard singing to himself and talking with other guests on the veranda. When he was back in his room here, ABC7's Chuck Goudie had a conversation with Mr. Jackson about why he was in Beverly Hills, California. Jackson said: "I am covering my bases considering my near future."
  • Two Americas [VDH - NOT JRE]

    08/22/2013 6:37:06 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 8/22/2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Two quite different 21st-century Americas are emerging. The nation is not so much divided by "wars" between the rich and poor, men and women, or white and non-white. Instead, there is the world of reality versus that of triviality. In the vast plains of the Dakotas and the American West, thousands of men and women of all classes and colors are fracking oil and gas to create new energy for millions of homeowners and commuters -- while giving America a second chance at strategic energy independence. Yet the beneficiaries mostly ignore these elemental efforts. They instead prefer to fixate on...
  • UPDATE 1-U.S. Congress wins relief on Obamacare health plan subsidies

    08/07/2013 9:56:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 7, 2013
    Congress has won some partial relief for lawmakers and their staffs from the "Obamacare" health reforms that it passed and subjected itself to three years ago. In a ruling issued on Wednesday, U.S. lawmakers and their staffs will continue to receive a federal contribution toward the health insurance that they must purchase through soon-to-open exchanges created by President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law. The decision by the Office of Personnel Management, with Obama's blessing, will prevent the largely unintended loss of healthcare benefits for 535 members of the Senate and House of Representatives and thousands of Capitol Hill staff. When...
  • Another comeback kid? John Edwards reactivates law license, books speaking gig

    05/18/2013 5:22:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Former presidential contender John Edwards has reactivated his license to practice law and is setting out on the speaking circuit. The two-time presidential candidate and former North Carolina senator is scheduled to appear June 6 at a private retreat in Orlando, Fla., for lawyer clients of the marketing firm PMP. A records check with the N.C. State Bar shows Edwards has also reactivated his license to practice law, which had been inactive for more than a decade.....
  • Vanity: Enemy of the State

    11/24/2012 4:33:34 PM PST · by chrisser · 149 replies
    My wife and I were at my parents for Thanksgiving, along with my sister. During dinner conversation, we discovered my sister was an enthusiastic Obama supporter. Unfortunately, the conversation ended up in a long political argument. My parents refused to say how they voted, but it was pretty obvious they're drinking the Koolaide too, along with my brother, who wasn't there. As you can imagine, I've been thinking a lot about this since. There's more than a little bit of regret I have from the conversation, but beyond that, I think it was the first time I've actually come face...
  • Sign outside of business causing a boom in customers

    11/17/2012 8:23:53 PM PST · by Morgana · 109 replies
    msnbc ^ | 11.17.2012 | wboy
    Riley Gunnoe says business is booming at his tool store in St. Albans. He says it's because of a sign outside. Gunnoe told me he didn't know what was going to happen when he put this phrase on it, "If you are for Obama's policies, please keep your dumba$$ out of this store." Gunnoe says he didn't know what was going to happen when he put the sign up. "I didn't care. But it really has doubled my business since I put it up so I'm glad I did now!" Some people in the community say it makes them question...
  • Liberal group calls Romney too white for blacks to like

    In advance of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s speech Wednesday to the NAACP, a liberal group headed by a former New York Times reporter and ex-Media Matter executive have produced a video “satire” that claims blacks don’t like Romney, who they dub so white he makes “Wonder Bread look like pumpernickel.” The YouTube from “The Message,” an online “media hub,” is described as a satirical video of Romney getting advice on what to say to the civil rights group. Or, as they said in a release, the video “lacerates Romney and his advisors as they prepare for his speech to...
  • Friends of Obama Allowed to Opt Out

    06/04/2012 6:56:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 4, 2012 | Lurita Doan
    Emigrant Bank was recently identified to receive a waiver that would allow the bank to opt out of rigorous Dodd-Frank requirements. These of course are the same new rules and regulations that Barack deems essential to the nation. Yet when the bank’s owner, Howard Milstein, who is a close friend and was a bundler for President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign, protested that the new rules would seriously crimp operations of his bank, the Obama Administration worked with members of congress to grant him a waiver from the new rules. Other financial institutions and banks have consistently and vehemently argued that...
  • The Fragmenting of the New Class Elites, or, Downward Mobility

    01/12/2012 5:44:35 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 5 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | Oct. 31, 2011 | Kenneth Anderson
    Glenn Reynolds is correct in his weekend post to point to the social theory of the New Class as key to understanding the convulsions in the middle and upper middle class; I’ve written about it myself here at VC and in a 1990s law journal book review essay. The angst is partly income, of course — but it’s also in considerable part, as Glenn notes, “characterized as much by self-importance as by higher income, and is far more eager to keep the proles in their place than, say, [Anne] Applebaum’s small-town dentist. It’s thus not surprising that as its influence...
  • The Two Americas Created By Occupy Wall Street

    10/18/2011 12:06:36 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-18-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
  • 2012: The End of the World as we Know It (forecasts catastrophic defeat for the Dems)

    07/20/2011 10:49:57 AM PDT · by pabianice · 36 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 7/20/11 | Ferrara
    Like a replicating amoeba, America is pulling apart into two separate cultures. One is strongly committed to the birth of an even more robust, pro-growth, entrepreneurial capitalism. The other thinks Che Guevara and Karl Marx had important social insights relevant to America today, and wants to follow the path of Juan Peron 's Argentina, if not Hugo Chavez's Venezuela. This is the stark choice facing the American people in 2012. This is also why the vast majority of the American heartland feels more cultural affinity with the people of New Zealand and Australia than with the people of San Francisco...
  • "Book 'em Danno!" ... John Edwards' Mug Shot Released

    06/15/2011 11:36:36 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | June 15, 2011 | CNN Political Unit
    John Edwards' mug shot released By: CNN Political Unit (CNN)–Former U.S. Senator John Edwards, pleaded not guilty to conspiracy and campaign law violations in early June. His mug shot was obtained by CNN following a Freedom of Information Act request. The plea came after a federal grand jury indicted him on six counts, including conspiracy, issuing false statements and violating campaign contribution laws. A grand jury has been investigating whether money given to support Edwards' mistress, Rielle Hunter, by benefactors of Edwards should have been considered campaign donations, a contention Edwards' team has disputed. A plea deal between the two-time...
  • Breaking: Edwards indicted on conspiracy, false statement charges

    06/03/2011 8:59:53 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | June 3,2011 | Ed Morrissey
    As expected, the Department of Justice landed with both feet on former Senator and one-time Democratic nominee for Vice President John Edwards today. The DoJ released a grand jury indictment on six counts — four of illegal campaign contributions, and one each of conspiracy and making false statements to the FEC: John Edwards, a two-time candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination and a former U.S. senator from North Carolina, was indicted today on charges of conspiracy and false statements. The indictment is the culmination of a secretive federal probe that has been going on for more than two years. The...
  • Celebrities have ‘other needs’ (Bar Refaeli)

    05/11/2011 2:35:54 PM PDT · by decimon · 25 replies
    The P J Tatler ^ | May 11, 2011 | The Manolo
    “Celebrities have other needs,” so says the Israeli super-duper model Bar Refaeli, she of the Illustrated Sports sexy swimsuit edition, and the part-time girlfriend of the aging boy actor, Leonardo DiCaprio. > ...she used the fake marriage to avoid having to serve in the Israeli Defense Forces, something required of all young Israelis, both male and female. Here is the full quote from the Israeli website Ynet.com. “I really wanted to serve in the IDF, but I don’t regret not enlisting, because it paid off big time,” she said. “That’s just the way it is, celebrities have other needs. I...