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  • Law of Self Defense: A Self-Defense Cascade of Failure

    07/18/2018 4:38:59 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 14 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 7-18-2018 | Andrew Branca
    I’m often asked to describe the most common way people screw up their self-defense claim. The truth is there isn’t a single most common way. Too many people manage to find an apparently infinite number of ways to step outside the bounds of the law. Often, there were a bunch of exits off that jail-bound freeway that they could have taken, but didn’t.For most normally law-abiding people this is not done out of malice, but ignorance. I mean ignorance not in a derogatory sense, but in a technical sense–they didn’t know where the legal boundaries were, and stepped over them...
  • Virginia AG defends five pro-life laws against pro-abortion lawsuit

    07/18/2018 9:30:43 AM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    National Right to Life ^ | July 17, 2018 | Dave Andrusko
    Whatever their motivation may be, sometimes you can really be surprised by what a pro-abortion public official will do. NRL News Today readers may recall that last month we reported on a lawsuit filed by a coalition of pro-abortionists, represented by the Center for Reproductive Rights, Planned Parenthood, and the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia that contended five Virginia laws on abortion are burdensome and medically unnecessary. This put pro-abortion Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring (D) on the spot. As Graham Moomaw of the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported, it forced Herring to choose between defending state laws or siding with...
  • Judge rejects Manafort's bid to move trial further fro

    07/17/2018 3:12:00 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/17/18 | John Bowden
    A federal judge on Tuesday rejected a motion from former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort to move his Virginia trial further from the Washington, D.C., media market. U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis denied a motion filed by Manafort's attorneys to move the Virginia trial, scheduled for later this month, from Alexandria, Va., to Roanoke, Va., because his attorneys claimed that relentless media coverage of his role in the Trump campaign and the Russia investigation would taint a potential juror pool. "The mere fact that a case has drawn substantial media attention does not, by itself, warrant a change in venue,"...
  • Diplomatic Security special agent, who has ties to Dayton area, is found dead in Potomac River

    08/31/2017 9:04:01 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 98 replies
    WHIO ^ | 31 August 2017
    Kurt Smolek, a Diplomatic Security special agent with the State Department and Dayton Police Academy graduate, was found dead in the Potomac River on Wednesday and the cause is listed as undetermined pending an autopsy. We're hearing tonight that Smolek, 45, is a 1998 academy graduate and one of his assignments as a special agent was as a member of Condoleezza Rice's security team. According to DC Metro police, Smolek was last seen Monday, Aug. 28, in the 600 block of Water Street, Southwest, about 10 p.m. A missing persons bulletin described hims as white with graying brown hair, brown...
  • Left for Dead in Danville: How Globalism Is Killing Working Class America

    07/12/2018 10:45:18 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 91 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Juy 12,2018 | Chadwick Moore
    The city of Danville, Virginia sits in the bellybutton of the Blue Ridge Mountains, a hat-toss over the North Carolina border and about 85 miles northwest of Raleigh. Its low hill country and Danville straddles the frothy, chocolate-milk waters of the Dan River. Downtown, once a booming trade district, today is a decomposed industrial husk, a tidy cluster of silent rectangles ensnared by broad, ghostly thoroughfares built for a time in the not-so-distant past when people and goods poured in and out of town. Those days are gone, perhaps never to return. The story of Danville is one echoed in...
  • Lisa Page Tells Congress What They Can Do With Their Subpoena

    07/11/2018 7:10:20 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 80 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11 Jul 2018 | Jazz Shaw
    So much for all of the anticipated excitement in Washington today. We were all set for former FBI attorney and Team Mueller member Lisa Page to show up and testify before the House Judiciary Committee. While it was going to be a closed session, at least some of the details were likely to leak out and several of the members have quite a few questions about Pages text messaging history with her illicit lover, Peter Strzok. But now thats all been put on hold. Despite having been served with a subpoena to appear, Pages lawyer announced last night that she...
  • US Marshals served subpoena on FBI lawyer Lisa Page, Goodlatte says, threatening to hold her [tr]

    07/11/2018 5:29:55 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 98 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11 Jul 18 | Catherine Herridge and Pamela Brown
    The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, said Wednesday that Republicans recently were forced to call in U.S. Marshals to serve former FBI lawyer Lisa Page with a subpoena to testify before Congress, as he accused Page of apparently having something to hide. The revelation came after Pages lawyer claimed she will cooperate with this investigation, even as Page defied that subpoena to appear on Wednesday before the House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform Committees. Lawmakers want to question Page about her anti-Trump texts with FBI agent Peter Strzok, with whom she was having an...
  • This Is Not America: Paul Manafort is Being Tortured in Solitary Confinement by Mueller

    07/10/2018 2:32:06 PM PDT · by detective · 55 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | July 10, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Shortened title. Full title: his Is Not America: Paul Manafort is Being Tortured in Solitary Confinement by Dirty Cop Mueller and His Corrupt Gang The corrupt and criminal Mueller team worked with Obama Appointed Judge Amy Berman Jackson to place President Trumps former Campaign Manager Paul Manafort in solitary confinement. This was a conscious action to literally torture Manafort for working with Trump during the campaign. Bernard Kerik at Newsmax wrote an excellent post on why Manafort was placed in solitary confinement. According to Kerik In a very small regional jail in Warsaw, Virginia, sits Bob Muellers big fish, Paul...
  • Brett Kavanaugh's defense of NSA phone surveillance looms as confirmation question

    07/09/2018 7:18:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 07/09/2018 | Steven Nelson
    Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trumps Supreme Court nominee, forcefully defended the National Security Agencys dragnet collection of domestic call records, alarming privacy advocates who view the collection as unconstitutional. Its not yet clear if Kavanaughs November 2015 concurrence while serving on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will factor prominently in his confirmation proceedings. But before he was nominated, anti-surveillance progressive and conservative advocates expressed concern. I believe Judge Kavanaugh is an excellent judge, though certainly not a perfect one, Ken Cuccinelli, president of the Senate Conservatives Fund, told the Washington Examiner last week. "His Fourth Amendment...
  • Gal Gadot dresses as Wonder Woman to surprise kids at children's hospital

    07/09/2018 7:54:52 AM PDT · by Bratch · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-8-2018 | Tyler McCarthy
    Gal Gadot donned her fake superhero outfit to do some real-world heroics over the weekend. The actress sported her costume from “Wonder Woman” to visit a children’s hospital. The actress, 33, arrived to cheer up some of the kids being treated at Inova Children’s Hospital in Annadale, Va., according to Variety. The actress appeared in the 2016 hit “Wonder Woman” for the DC comics extended universe (DCEU). She will appear again in “Wonder Woman 1984.”
  • Philippe Reines posts phone number and address of local bookstore owner over Bannon incident

    07/08/2018 10:54:06 PM PDT · by confederatecarpetbag · 52 replies
    Twitchy ^ | July 8, 2018 | Twitchy
    Reinnes doxxed a bookstore owner and is encouraging his Twitter followers to harass him because of this (tweet). According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the former White House aide was shopping in Black Swan Books when another patron came called him a piece of trash. Nick Cooke, who owns the store, then reportedly asked the woman to leave, which she refused. He then called the police which now has libs, especially former Hillary Clinton hack Philippe Reines up in
  • Secret Service investigating crash on interstate near DC

    07/08/2018 9:10:08 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/08/18 | Max Greenwood
    Two people are injured after a driver fled from a U.S. Secret Service officer before eventually crashing into an oncoming car in Northern Virginia, the agency said Sunday. The pursuit began when a Secret Service Officer sought to pull over a vehicle driving the wrong way on I Street NW in Washington, the agency said, according to a statement posted on Twitter by an NBC Washington reporter. Instead of stopping, however, the driver exited onto I-66 traveling westbound in the eastbound lane, according to the statement. The driver then collided with another vehicle traveling eastbound, before fleeing the scene on...
  • Bookstore owner calls police after customer confronted Steve Bannon

    07/07/2018 11:33:57 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/07/18 | Morgan Gstalter
    A Richmond, Virginia, bookstore owner said he called the police on Saturday after former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon was confronted in his store. Nick Cooke, owner of Black Swan Books, told The Richmond Times-Dispatch that a woman called Bannon a piece of trash. The woman then left the store after Cooke said he called 911. Steve Bannon was simply standing, looking at books, minding his own business. I asked her to leave, and she wouldnt. And I said, Im going to call the police if you dont, and I went to call the police and she left, Cooke...
  • Manafort bank fraud trial does have Trump campaign connection, Mueller's team says

    07/06/2018 4:43:00 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 68 replies
    (CNN)Prosecutors for special counsel Robert Mueller said in a court filing Friday that they intend to present evidence at the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort that a banking executive allegedly helped Manafort obtain loans of more than $6 million while the banker sought a role in the Trump campaign. Manafort faces trial on bank fraud charges in the Eastern District of Virginia beginning July 25. Until now, there had been no indication that his role in the Trump campaign would become part of the trial, and he had asked the judge to keep details about his ties...
  • Virginia restaurant that kicked out Sarah Sanders reopens

    07/06/2018 7:28:35 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/06/18 | John Bowden
    The Virginia restaurant that made national headlines after its owner asked White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to leave reopened on Thursday night after being closed for two weeks due to protests. The Red Hen reopened in Lexington, Va., as dozens of protesters lined up across the street, USA Today reported. "This'll be closed within a year!" one man shouted, according to the newspaper. The restaurant represents a battleground between supporters of the president and those who support the owner's actions, and both protesters and supporters have flocked to The Red Hen in recent days, some hoping for a...
  • The Red Hen fully booked at reopening after Sanders controversy, despite protesters

    07/06/2018 11:00:08 AM PDT · by Truth29 · 139 replies ^ | July 6, 2018 | Michelle Gant
    The Lexington restaurant opened its doors for dinner for the first time in nearly two weeks after it gained national attention for refusing to serve White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders and asking her to leave.(snip) Trump supporters flocked to the restaurant in protest after news broke, hoping to send the message that people need to start showing a little respect for the President of the United States, Grub Street reports.
  • Amy Coney Barrett Is Allegedly a Member of a Religious Group Thats Been Called a Cult

    07/03/2018 4:12:30 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 74 replies
    Slate ^ | July 03, 20181:52 PM | Ruth Graham
    People of Praise was founded in 1971 in South Bend, Indiana, with a core group of 29 people. The group is part of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal movement, which arose in the late 1960s as a blend of Catholic traditions and Protestant Pentecostalism. By the late 1980s, according to the World Christian Encyclopedia, up to 10 million people in the United States were participating in the movement in some way. Some simply participated in prayer groups. But others started groups that emphasized a more holistic kind of intentional community living: not necessarily living under the same roof but committing to...
  • State Department employee pleads guilty to producing child pornography

    07/03/2018 8:37:14 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 69 replies
    WTOP Alexandria ^ | July 2, 2018 | Sarah Beth Hensley
    WASHINGTON A U.S. State Department employee pleaded guilty Monday to producing thousands of images of videos of child pornography over a two-year period. Skydance MacMahon, a 44-year-old Alexandria resident, used hidden cameras to produce sexually explicit images and videos of minor children in Canada, according to court documents. MacMahon worked with a woman in Canada to produce the child pornography and distributed the videos and images through cloud storage and email. Police found pornographic images of children on an Ohio mans cellphone in November 2017, and authorities were able to link Dropbox media of child porn to an account...
  • Devin Nunes warns Obama officials: Willingly testify on Russia investigation or face subpoenas

    07/03/2018 12:13:43 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 52 replies ^ | 7/2/18 | Daniel Chaitin
    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., warned that if Obama administration officials he referred to a congressional task force for testimony on the Russia investigation refuse to cooperate, they will face subpoenas. Nunes wrote a letter Monday to House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., with a list of 10 names from the Obama-era State Department and White House on Monday, urging them to interview these individuals in an "open setting." During a Monday evening interview on Fox News, Nunes emphasized that because all the people on his list are American...
  • In wake of Red Hen controversy, demonstrators rally support in Lexington for President Trump

    07/01/2018 12:32:33 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 78 replies
    WDBJ7 ^ | Updated: Sun 8:56 AM, Jul 01, 2018 | Tim Saunders
    LEXINGTON, Va. (WDBJ7) Hundreds of people, representing several different groups, gathered in Lexington Saturday for demonstrations sparked by the actions of a restaurant owner. Motorcycles roared down East Washington Street as dozens lined the sidewalk, holding signs with sayings like "The Red Hen laid a rotten egg." Nearly everyone who came out for a series of rallies was there to show support for President Trump, after the owner of the Red Hen asked his chief spokesperson to leave the restaurant more than a week ago. "That was the straw that broke the camel's back and set us off and made...