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  • Actress files for restraining order against Avenatti

    11/19/2018 8:23:55 PM PST · by Justaham · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/19/18 | Michael Burke
    The actress Mareli Miniutti is seeking a restraining order against Michael Avenatti, the attorney who was arrested last week on suspicion of felony domestic violence. Miniutti filed a petition in Los Angeles County Superior Court seeking the restraining order. The legal action was first reported by The Blast. The outlet reported Miniutti also made the domestic violence report against Avenatti. Her involvement was previously unknown.
  • Catholic Charities volunteers head to El Paso to assist with influx of asylum seekers

    11/19/2018 8:17:34 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 18 replies
    KsAt.news ^ | November 13, 2018
    EL PASO - A group of volunteers with Catholic Charities of San Antonio left for El Paso Monday night to assist the Diocese of El Paso with the increase in asylum seekers released from detention facilities, as well as individuals with the migrant caravan. Catholic Charities said 2,800 asylum seekers arrived in El Paso shelters over the last two weeks, with approximately 90 percent of them from Guatemala. Local pastor joins migrant caravan in Mexico The volunteers will assist in distributing food, clothing and information. Antonio Fernandez, president and CEO of Catholic Charities of San Antonio, said he hopes the...
  • Murphy doles out $2M for legal help to undocumented immigrants facing deportation

    11/19/2018 5:42:16 PM PST · by SMGFan · 31 replies
    NJ.com Advanced Media ^ | November 19, 2018
    New Jersey is doling out $2.1 million in taxpayer money to groups to provide legal help to undocumented immigrants facing deportation. Gov. Phil Murphy, a Democrat who included the money in his first state budget, announced Monday his administration has reached an agreement with four groups to help immigrants who can't afford an attorney. The state allocated $925,000 each to Legal Services of New Jersey and the American Friend Service Committee.
  • Migrant Complains About Free Food She’s Been Given By Mexico, Calls It Pig Food

    11/19/2018 5:16:42 PM PST · by ColdOne · 102 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11/19/18 | Benny Johnson
    Deutsche Welle’s Spanish language channel, DW Español, traveled to Tijuana in order to interview some of the migrants living in the camps. A reporter asked one of the migrants how the living conditions were in the camp. The woman complained about the food she had been given in the camp, calling it food for “pigs” and saying she would “die of hunger” if she did not eat it. “The truth is, the food that they’re handing out here is terrible,” the woman complained while holding up the food platter. “Look at what they’re giving us. Refried beans, as if they...
  • Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Criminal Charges Against Société Générale S.A. For Violations of

    11/19/2018 5:02:29 PM PST · by bitt · 5 replies
    justice.gov ^ | 11/19/2018 | Southern District of New York
    Bank to Pay Total Penalties of more than $1.3 Billion as part of Resolution with Federal and State Prosecutors and Regulators Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, James D. Robnett, the Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Office of the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation (“IRS-CI”), and Mark Bialek, Inspector General, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“IG-FRB/CFPB”), announced criminal charges against Société Générale S.A. (“SG” or the “Bank”) consisting of a one-count felony information charging SG with conspiring to violate...
  • Cyber Threat Activity Elections

    11/19/2018 4:14:18 PM PST · by spintreebob
    Fireeye ^ | Aug 30 2018 | Fireeye isight intelligence
    ... Although we have not observed direct evidence that actors have manipulated the electoral process in any major national or regional election by infiltrating the systems or hardware used to record or tally votes, the sheer complexity of these systems prevents us from categorically stating that these systems have not been successfully compromised ...
  • One Angry Man – Joe diGenova Skewers Goodlatte, Gowdy, McCarthy, Ryan and Rosenstein…

    11/19/2018 4:06:17 PM PST · by Iscool · 8 replies
    Sundance ^ | Nov 19 2018 | The Last Refuge
    Former federal prosecutor Joe diGenova appears on WMAL radio for a discussion of the joint house committee issuing subpoenas for Loretta Lynch, James Comey and Sally Yates. diGenova brings up a good point, what happens if they just simply refuse to comply? Answer: Nothing. From diGenova’s perspective it’s chaff and countermeasures. In this interview a fired-up diGenova strongly lambasts Bob Goodlatte, Trey Gowdy, Paul Ryan and Kevin McCarthy for enabling a highly political Rod Rosenstein and Robert Mueller to cover-up the institutional corruption within the DOJ and FBI.
  • Colorado man gets life for murders of pregnant wife, children

    11/19/2018 1:24:58 PM PST · by ColdOne · 71 replies
    reuters.com ^ | 11/19/18 | Keith Coffman
    GREELEY, Colo. (Reuters) - A Colorado man was sentenced to life without parole on Monday for strangling his pregnant wife, smothering their two young daughters and dumping their bodies in an oil field so he could pursue a romantic affair. Christopher Watts, 33, was spared the death penalty at the urging of family members of his wife, Shanann, 34, who was 15 weeks pregnant, and their daughters Celeste, 3, and Bella, 4. “This is perhaps the most inhumane and vicious crime I have handled,” Judge Marcelo Kopcow, who has 17 years on the bench, said in the packed and windowless...
  • Stormy Daniels: Politics and Donald Trump Have 'Completely Destroyed' My Career

    11/19/2018 1:11:18 PM PST · by detective · 109 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 11/15/18 | Katherine Hignett
    The Donald Trump sex scandal has “completely destroyed” Stormy Daniels’ writing and directing career, the adult film actress told members of the Oxford Union debating society Thursday evening. The political “shitshow" of the last ten months left her with no capacity to write movies—her favorite part of working in porn—she said during an event entitled "Sex, Guns and Other Fluff: How Porn Can Set You Free." But Daniels—real name Stephanie Clifford—vowed to keep working in the adult film world. Although she was on "an unofficial break" from writing and directing, she said she certainly hadn't retired. "I'll probably never leave...
  • One Angry Man – Joe diGenova Skewers Goodlatte, Gowdy, McCarthy, Ryan and Rosenstein

    11/19/2018 12:41:15 PM PST · by detective · 36 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | November 19, 201 | Sundance
    Former federal prosecutor Joe diGenova appears on WMAL radio for a discussion of the joint house committee issuing subpoenas for Loretta Lynch, James Comey and Sally Yates. diGenova brings up a good point, what happens if they just simply refuse to comply? Answer: Nothing. From diGenova’s perspective it’s chaff and countermeasures. In this interview a fired-up diGenova strongly lambasts Bob Goodlatte, Trey Gowdy, Paul Ryan and Kevin McCarthy for enabling a highly political Rod Rosenstein and Robert Mueller to cover-up the institutional corruption within the DOJ and FBI.
  • What You Need To Know About The Lawsuit Against Trump’s New Asylum Policies

    11/19/2018 12:30:55 PM PST · by detective · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 19, 2018 | Margot Cleveland
    This morning a federal judge will hear a challenge to the Trump administration’s recently announced changes to the rules governing asylum. The changes came mere days after the midterm election and in response to the Central American caravan’s continued approach to the U.S. border. On November 9, 2018, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker and Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen jointly issued new regulations governing asylum claims. Those regulations provide that individuals who enter the United States in contravention of the presidential proclamation suspending entry of aliens through the southern border with Mexico, other than at a port of...
  • Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine in federal custody on racketeering, firearms charges [Photo]

    11/19/2018 12:28:01 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | November 19, 2018 | By Kalhan Rosenblatt
    Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine and three of his associates were in federal custody on Monday after being arrested overnight, according to the New York Police Department and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. Tekashi 6ix9ine, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, 22, was arrested on racketeering and firearms charges. Law enforcement also arrested Tekashi 6ix9ine's associates, Kifano Jordan, who goes by "Shotti," Jensel Butler, who goes by "Ish," and Faheem Walter, who goes by "Crippy."
  • Antifa member who punched, spat on Trump supporters identified and arrested along with 5 others

    11/19/2018 11:37:57 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 59 replies
    milnenews ^ | November 19, 2018 | staff
    Six members of the notorious extreme left-wing group Antifa was arrested in Portland, Oregon during the #HimToo rally. One of which was arrested after repeatedly punching and spitting on Trump supporters who are seen in footage standing by non-violently and taking the abuse. Clockwise: Ruben A. Delahuerga, Hannah R McClintock, Gary Fresquez, Betsy Toll, Brittany N. Frost, Elizabeth L Cheek were arrested during protests in downtown Portland, November 17, 2018 (KOIN) The Antifa member, identified by Portland Police as 19-year-old Hannah R. McClintock, was filmed by several citizen journalists. Hannah McClintock, the woman in yellow with #antifa, repeatedly spit at...
  • Underground bishop in China reported missing

    11/19/2018 11:25:56 AM PST · by detective · 4 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | Nov 16, 2018
    A Vatican-appointed Chinese bishop has reportedly been taken into custody by the government and is undergoing “isolation and indoctrination.” This is Peter Shao Zhumin’s fifth arrest in just two years as a bishop. Chinese police have recently been detaining priests loyal to the underground Catholic Church nationwide. Pope Francis appointed Shao Bishop of Wenzhou in September 2016. Shao had previously endured an 11-month detention beginning in September 2006, after he and another priest returned from a pilgrimage to Europe and were charged with “illegal exit.”
  • How Misguided Environmentalism Is To Blame For California’s Wildfires

    11/19/2018 10:51:00 AM PST · by detective · 30 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 16, 2018 | Krystina Skurk
    I grew up in California’s Ventura County and have family in both southern and northern California. Right now, the most deadly fire in California’s history is racing across northern California. The Camp Fire has already killed at least 56 people, burned down 7,700 homes, and destroyed the entire town of Paradise. A brush fire is also wreaking havoc on southern California. The Woolsey Fire has destroyed 98,362 acres, killed two people, and damaged several Hollywood landmarks such as the set of “MASH” and the Reagan Ranch. Article after article blames two things for California’s frequent fires: global warming and human...
  • Mexican Journalist Reveals the Truth About the Caravan

    11/19/2018 10:42:18 AM PST · by george76 · 32 replies
    Townhall ^ | Nov 19, 2018 | Rachel Alexander
    Mexican journalist Alex Backman has released a stunning expose on the caravan from Central America. He says the migrants are robbing and stealing in Mexico. They carjack cars containing just one occupant. There are even accounts of rapes. Many of the migrants will not let people film them. If they see someone filming them through a car window, they stop the car and demand the phone. Backman suspects the reason they don’t want to be filmed is because they have criminal histories. He said the Mexican president hasn’t done anything to stop it. The Mexican government is instead providing them...
  • U.S. judge to weigh temporary halt to Trump's asylum order [Judicial Tyranny]

    11/19/2018 10:37:47 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 60 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 19, 2018 | Tom Halls
    <p>Civil rights groups will urge a U.S. judge to temporarily halt an order by President Trump that bars asylum for migrants who illegally cross the border with Mexico.</p> <p>The groups argued in court papers that Trump’s Nov. 9 order violated administrative and immigration law.</p>
  • Palm Beach Went for Coloring Books, iPads Over Vote-Machine Upgrades

    11/19/2018 10:09:03 AM PST · by SMGFan · 28 replies
    real Clear Investigation ^ | November 18, 2018
    Votes aren't the only things that haven't easily added up in Palm Beach County this election cycle. Neither have the South Florida county’s decisions to spend election-integrity funds on civic coloring books and iPads rather than on fixing voting machines that officials have long called a problem. The same machines officials are blaming for delays in the recount of the Nov. 6 election were also blamed for problems in 2008 and 2012.
  • Chicago Public Schools enrollment drops by 10,000 students

    11/19/2018 9:13:19 AM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 26, 2018 | Juan Perez Jr
    Chicago Public Schools this fall recorded one of the sharpest single-year enrollment declines since the district’s student population began a steady downturn 16 years ago. The 361,314 students counted on the 20th day of classes this fall represents a reduction of 10,000 students from last school year. That’s a slightly smaller drop than two years ago, when enrollment plummeted by about 11,000 students from the preceding year. The numbers continue a long-standing trend that began in 2003, when total enrollment stood at 434,000. ... Years of falling enrollment, school expansion and choice patterns have left CPS with tens of thousands...
  • Stormy Daniels tells Oxford Union that Trump and politics have ‘completely destroyed’(T)

    11/19/2018 8:56:54 AM PST · by rktman · 58 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/19/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    Cue the world’s smallest violin for Stormy Daniels, the stage name used by Stephanie Clifford when she took off her clothes and had sex with strangers to sate the urges of pornography addicts. According to a report in Newsweek by Katherine Hignett, Ms. Clifford, with no trace of irony and no heed for contradicting herself in the same speech, told a crowd primarily composed of students at the Oxford Union: The Donald Trump sex scandal has “completely destroyed” Stormy Daniels’ writing and directing career, the adult film actress told members of the Oxford Union debating society Thursday evening. The political...