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  • ‘Rideshare Rapist’ (illegal alien) charged in SF with posing as driver, assaulting passengers

    07/17/2018 11:05:57 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 5 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 26, 2018 | Meagan Flynn
    It was always the same M.O.: The man disguised as a ride-share company driver would pull up outside a bar in San Francisco, approaching a woman who appeared to be looking for her ride. The car would have ride-share tags on it. But when the woman got in, the driver would not take her home. Instead, he would take her elsewhere and violently rape her. It happened first in 2013. Police were able to obtain forensic evidence from the sexual assault — the suspect’s DNA — and promptly entered it into the FBI’s national database known as CODIS. But there...
  • Intel Chair: FBI, DOJ Obstructing Trump Probe in Hope of Dem Takeover in Congress

    07/17/2018 1:55:36 PM PDT · by roses of sharon · 80 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 7/17/18 | Adam Kredo
    The chair of the House Intelligence Committee accused the FBI and Department of Justice of stonewalling a sprawling investigation into claims the Trump campaign colluded with Russia with the hope of running out the clock until the November elections, when they anticipate Democrats will regain control of the House and dissolve an ongoing probe that has uncovered evidence U.S. officials sought to cripple Trump's campaign. Rep. Devin Nunes (R., Calif.), in a wide-ranging audio interview with his House colleague Rep. Sean Duffy (R., Wis.), accused top officials at the FBI and DOJ of "putting all their chips on the Republicans...
  • Apple removes Qanon fringe conspiracy theory application from the App Store

    07/17/2018 1:17:50 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    9to5mac.com ^ | Jul. 16th 2018 9:03 pm PT | Chance Miller
    An app meant to keep readers informed about the Qanon conspiracy theory has been removed from the App Store. As first reported by NBC News, the “QDrops” application would send users alerts for new developments in the theory, but was pulled by Apple on grounds of violations of its App Store Guidelines… QDrops, developed by a “husband and wife team” from North Carolina, originally launched on iOS back in April and peaked at No. 10 of all paid applications in the App Store and No. 1 in the entertainment category. The app was available for $0.99, which means Apple was...
  • San Frnacisco Crime, Squalor Scares Away $40 Million Medical Convention

    07/16/2018 4:32:33 PM PDT · by grundle · 29 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLcoOIDJBsc
  • Tucker Carlson: Mexico has interfered in US elections 'more successfully' than Russia

    07/17/2018 12:47:27 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 16, 2018 | Max Greenwood
    Fox News host Tucker Carlson said Monday that Mexico had been more successful than Russia in influencing U.S. elections by "packing" the American electorate with its own people. Carlson said Russia has, in fact, sought to meddle in U.S. affairs. But other countries, like Mexico, had been more successful in doing so, he said. "I don't think Russia is our close friend or anything like that," Carlson said. "I think of course they try to interfere in our affairs. They have for a long time. Many countries do. Some more successfully than Russia, like Mexico, which is routinely interfering in...
  • San Francisco to vote on new tax on big businesses to help homeless

    07/17/2018 7:09:07 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 70 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/17/18 | Justin Wise
    San Francisco residents will vote this November on whether the city should increase taxes on large businesses to pay for the homeless and housing services, according to the Associated Press. The news outlet reported that the city elections department verified on Monday that supporters of the measure had collected the required amount of signatures to place it on the ballot. If passed, the measure would raise more than $300 million annually for housing and shelter beds for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming so. Up to half of the money would go towards permanent housing, and about...
  • House GOP questions FBI lawyer for second day (Lisa Page)

    07/16/2018 4:58:53 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/16/18 | Olivia Beavers
    House Republicans grilled former FBI lawyer Lisa Page behind closed doors on Monday as they sought to make the case that bias influenced the bureau’s investigations of President Trump and Hillary Clinton. It was the second day of a grueling interview for Page, whose emails and text messages with FBI agent Peter Strzok have been cited by GOP lawmakers as suggesting the FBI was biased against the Republican presidential candidate. Lawmakers from the House Judiciary and House Oversight and Government Reform committees remained mostly tight-lipped on the details of her testimony, though multiple Republicans praised her as cooperative and forthcoming....
  • Nancy Pelosi: Russia has something on Trump, explains 'his refusal to stand up to Putin' at summit

    07/16/2018 9:20:56 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 73 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Updated: 12:02 p.m. on Monday, July 16, 2018 | Alex Swoyer
    House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi suggested the Kremlin is blackmailing President Trump Monday, suggesting Russia has something against the president as the two world leaders met in Helsinki, Finland.Her comments came as Mr. Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin held a press conference wrapping up their summit, which lasted several hours. Every single day, I find myself asking: what do the Russians have on @realDonaldTrump personally, financially, & politically? The answer to that question is that only thing that explains his behavior & his refusal to stand up to Putin. #ABetterDeal — Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) July 16, 2018 Early Monday,...
  • With Pelosi’s Urging– Paul Ryan Slams Trump for Putin Meeting

    07/16/2018 12:23:33 PM PDT · by detective · 64 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | July 16, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    The GOP Speaker Paul Ryan attacked President Trump today after his meeting and press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Ryan released the comments after the press conference this morning. Nancy Pelosi urged Paul Ryan to take a stronger stance against the Republican president.
  • California forced to give back $331 million stolen from home-owners

    07/16/2018 10:03:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/16/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    What if the bluest state in the country stole a third of a billion dollars from victims of chicanery and the media refused to notice?    I have been stunned at the lack of media coverage of California’s foiled robbery of almost a third of a billion dollars. That’s right: under Governor Jerry Brown, the Great State of California helped itself to hundreds of millions of dollars – money that was supposed to go to home owners, and you probably didn’t hear about it. Bib Egelko of the San Francisco Chronicle was one of the few to cover this...
  • More California crazy laws

    07/16/2018 7:38:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 7/15/2018 | Barbara Simpson
    California has long been known as the land of “fruits and nuts” – a mentality that permeates every aspect of life there – and it never ends. The latest fiascoes involve “law and order” – or at least, what one would assume deals with the law and the orderly adherence to it. But this is California we’re talking about, and like Alice through the Looking Glass, nothing is what it seems. The state has passed gun-control laws, laws regulating items purchased, requiring ammunition identification that is impossible to do, and even changing the laws to reduce the penalties for crimes....
  • SF Mayor: 'There's More Feces ... Than I've Ever Seen'

    07/16/2018 6:09:11 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 117 replies
    San Francisco Mayor London Breed, in her first one-on-one interview since taking office, said homeless advocacy groups that receive funding from the city need to better educate the homeless to "clean up after themselves." "I work hard to make sure your programs are funded for the purposes of trying to get these individuals help, and what I am asking you to do is work with your clients and ask them to at least have respect for the community — at least, clean up after themselves and show respect to one another and people in the neighborhood," Breed told the Investigative...
  • Democrats Are Dumping Moderates

    07/16/2018 12:13:20 AM PDT · by lowbuck · 41 replies
    NRO | 15 July 2018 | John Fund
    <p>But promoting socialism, sky-high taxes, and open borders is probably not going to help them trounce the GOP in November. The activist base of the Democratic party is lurching left fast enough that everyone should pay attention. Activists matter because their turnout in low-turnout primaries and caucuses almost propelled leftist Bernie Sanders to victory over Hillary Clinton in 2016. Last month, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unseated New York congressman Joe Crowley, the No. 4 ranking House Democrat in a low-turnout primary. She benefited from organizing support from the Democratic Socialists of America. Leftists have also upset establishment Democrats in statewide primaries for governor in Colorado and Maryland.</p>
  • (Bleep) Donald Trump’ Rapper YG Charged with Felony Robbery

    07/14/2018 2:06:38 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07-14-2018 | Jerome Hudson
    California gangster rap star YG was arrested on Thursday and charged with felony robbery, according to TMZ.
  • Anthea Butler: Democrats will lose in 2018 if they don't shut up about civility...

    07/15/2018 6:20:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    NBC News ^ | 7/15/18 | Anthea Butler
    Anthea Butler Democrats will lose in 2018 if they don't shut up about civility and shout about our democracy dying Rejoice, Republicans, you will have another majority on your hands, because Democratic messaging for the 2018 election cycle is nonexistent. Harsh? Not even. The unimaginative leaders of the Democratic Party — Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez — have been playing nice and talking about the virtues of "civility," while the Republican Party has been accusing Democrats of backing Communism and supporting the violent street gang MS-13. (Trump has...
  • The SF DMV is somehow the worst it's ever been, visitors say

    07/15/2018 6:26:48 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 41 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 14, 2018 | Filipa Ioannou
    It's a basic truism that a trip to the DMV is usually an exercise in punishing frustration not unlike the outermost circles of hell in Dante's Inferno, a "house of suffering" where "no thing gleams" and the air is filled with sighs of despair.
  • Devin Nunes: Mueller KNOWS Russia Also Targeted Republicans; Makes Indictments Look 'Ridiculous'

    07/15/2018 10:14:10 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 47 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | Jul 15, 2018 | THE LIBERTY DAILY
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l278LLK4FwU
  • 13-year-old girl beheaded after seeing grandmother killed in Alabama cemetery

    07/13/2018 10:37:28 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 58 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | July 13, 2018 | Crystal Bonvillian
    OWENS CROSS ROADS, Ala. - An Alabama 13-year-old found dead in a wooded area last month was beheaded after she saw two men stab her grandmother to death, an investigator testified Thursday. The grisly details of Mariah Lopez’s slaying came out during the preliminary hearing of Yoni Martinez Aguilar, AL.com reported. Aguilar, 26, and Israel Gonzalez Palomino, 34, are each charged with two counts of capital murder in the deaths of Lopez and her 49-year-old grandmother and legal guardian, Oralia Mendoza. Palomino is also charged with possession of methamphetamine. Members of the middle schooler’s family wept as Investigator Stacy Rutherford...
  • California Dems endorse progressive challenger over Feinstein

    07/15/2018 9:43:06 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/15/18 07 | Avery Anapol
    The California Democratic Party endorsed progressive candidate Kevin de León for Senate late Saturday in a stunning rebuke of 25-year incumbent and establishment favorite Dianne Feinstein. De León, the state Senate president pro tempore, secured 65 percent of the party’s vote, while just 7 percent voted to endorse Feinstein. A candidate needed 60 percent of the vote to win the endorsement. Twenty-eight percent of the body voted not to endorse any candidate. “Today’s vote is a clear-eyed rejection of politics as usual in Washington, D.C.,” de León said in a statement. “Through years of hard-won progress, we have proven to...
  • In rebuke of Dianne Feinstein, Kevin de León wins endorsement of California Democrats in Senate race

    07/15/2018 3:54:23 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 34 replies
    LAtimes ^ | July 14, 2018
    California Democratic Party leaders took a step to the left Saturday night, endorsing liberal state lawmaker Kevin de León for Senate in a stinging rebuke of Democratic icon Sen. Dianne Feinstein. De León’s victory reflected the increasing strength of the state party’s liberal activist core, which was energized by the election of Republican President Trump. The endorsement was an embarrassment for Feinstein, who is running for a fifth full term, and indicates that Democratic activists in California have soured on her reputation for pragmatism and deference to bipartisanship as Trump and a Republican-led Congress are attacking Democratic priorities on immigration,...