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  • DA Gascón carried guns on planes, then whistle-blower was fired, suit says

    12/09/2018 1:06:00 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 32 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 9, 2018 | Matier & Ross
    A former senior investigator says he was fired for blowing the whistle on his boss, San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón, who he alleged carried a gun while flying — in violation of federal law.
  • Kamala Harris, taking 'I don't recall' to new heights

    12/07/2018 9:32:47 AM PST · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 7, 2018 | Monica Showalter
    MeToo loudmouth and Bay Area Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris of California has gotten herself into yet another scrap, this one claiming she knew nothing about a $400,000 payoff for a sexual harassment case brought on by one of her top staffers. How very ironic, given how she stuck it to spotless Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh over sex harassment phony claims during his confirmation hearings and tried to make herself the figurehead for being sterling tough against sex harassment. The hypocrisy is thick. According to Fox News : A senior adviser to U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., resigned...
  • #MeToo 2020: Sen. Kamala Harris Claims Ignorance Over Long-time Employee Sex Abuse Case

    12/07/2018 10:56:54 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/09/18 | Katy Grimes
    It is evident that Kamala Harris and Larry Wallace have closely intertwined careers It is no secret that U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris has her eye on a run for the Presidency in 2020. Yet Larry Wallace, a senior staffer for Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) reportedly resigned on Wednesday over the discovery he was involved in a sexual harassment lawsuit and $400,000 payout to the victim while working for then California Attorney General Kamala Harris. And Kamala Harris claims to know nothing of this. Sen. Harris’s spokeswoman claims Harris has no knowledge of allegations of sexual harassment against her top aid—a...
  • Kamala Harris aide resigns over harassment settlement

    12/05/2018 9:02:30 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/05/18 | John Bowden
    An aide to California Sen. Kamala Harris (D) resigned Wednesday after his involvement in a settled harassment case was uncovered by a local newspaper. The Sacramento Bee reported Wednesday that Harris's office confirmed the resignation of Larry Wallace, the senator's senior adviser, after the Bee contacted Harris's office with questions related to Wallace's conduct at California's state Department of Justice. According to a lawsuit uncovered by the newspaper, Wallace was named in a 2016 harassment case that was settled last year after a woman who previously worked as his executive assistant said that the former state official "harassed and demeaned"...
  • DEMOCRATS HIGHLIGHT KAMALA HARRIS’S RACE AS HER REMOVAL FROM THE SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE APPEARS

    11/26/2018 7:27:49 PM PST · by bitt · 136 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/26/2018 | Molly Prince
    Liberals are preparing for Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris’s possible expulsion from the Senate Judiciary Committee by highlighting she is a black woman. In the event that Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith wins the Mississippi runoff election on Nov. 27, the makeup of the Senate Judiciary Committee will shift in favor of the GOP, with a seat currently held by a Democrat flipping red. Consequently, Harris, the most junior Democratic member of the committee, will likely be squeezed out. “Not only would it be unconscionable to remove the only African American woman from the committee, but Senator Harris also is the most...
  • Kamala Harris may be booted from Senate Judiciary Committee

    11/26/2018 2:13:34 PM PST · by Cheerio · 27 replies
    biz pac ^ | November 26, 2018 | Samantha Chang
    Democrat Kamala Harris could be kicked off the Senate Judiciary Committee as Senate Republicans consider reducing the size of the 21-member committee ahead of the transition to the new Congress. Harris could be booted because the first-term senator is the Senate Judiciary Committee’s most junior member, Fox News reported. Predictably, Harris is fighting the move because it provides a high-profile stage for her showboating antics ahead of her rumored 2020 presidential run. Democrats are negotiating with Republicans to keep the committee at 21 members, or are trying to convince a more-senior Democrat to step down so Harris could take their...
  • Democrat Kamala Harris could lose seat on Senate Judiciary Committee, report says

    11/25/2018 11:53:52 PM PST · by LoicW · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/26/18 | Dom Calicchio
    Reducing the size of the 21-member Senate Judiciary Committee is reportedly among the actions being considered by Senate Republicans as they prepare for the next Congress. If that happens, Sen. Kamala Harris of California -- a high-profile Democrat who is considered a possible candidate for her party’s 2020 presidential nomination -- could be left off the panel, according to a report.
  • SF crime epidemic: ‘Porch pirates’ swiping packages from doorsteps

    12/06/2018 4:48:31 PM PST · by C19fan · 96 replies
    SF Chronicle ^ | December 6, 2018 | Heather Knight
    Everybody knows San Francisco is the city with glittering streets — well, glittering because of all the puddles of shattered glass from car break-ins. But there’s another pervasive property crime here that doesn’t get as much attention because there’s no evidence left behind. It’s called “porch piracy,” and it’s the swiping of packages off people’s front steps. All that’s left is an empty doorstep and the resident’s frustration.
  • “Ballot Harvesting” Added Over 250,000 Votes in Orange County – Flipping Four Seats Blue

    12/03/2018 1:33:34 AM PST · by dennisw · 156 replies
    GATEWAY P ^ | Dec 2 2018 | Cristina Laila
    Very few people took notice when far left Governor Jerry Brown signed the changes in AB1921 into law two years ago. As a result, California lost 7 of its 14 Republican House seats this election cycle. Ballot harvesting is illegal in most states. In Texas, New York and Pennsylvania they arrest people for ballot harvesting. Orange County, traditionally a conservative enclave in Southern California turned all blue after Democrats found hundreds of thousands of votes post election day. Republicans such as Mimi Walters, Dana Rohrabacher and Young Kim were all ahead election night only to lose their races after late...
  • Sen. Kamala Harris nears decision on 2020 presidential bid

    12/02/2018 1:16:12 PM PST · by Drew68 · 82 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12/01/18 | Genie Gratto
    Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris of California announced on Saturday that she will make a decision about whether she will launch a presidential bid in 2020 by the end of this year. “It’s a very serious decision,” Harris told “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski during an onstage conversation at the Know Your Value conference in San Francisco. “Over the holiday, I will make that decision with my family.” Harris, whose husband joined her in the audience, said she is keenly aware of the challenges a barrier-breaking campaign will entail. “Let’s be honest. It’s going to be ugly,” Harris said. “When you...
  • Longtime San Francisco Radio Host Ray Taliaferro Still Missing

    11/26/2018 1:13:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    KRON4 ^ | Nov 25, 2018 | Michelle Kingston
    Long-time Bay Area journalist and radio host, Ray Taliaferro, is still missing. The 79-year-old was reported missing in Paducah, Kentucky where he was last seen on Nov. 10. Taliaferro is said to have met with his manager at a pizza restaurant in Paducah earlier that day. He's a man many people listened to on KGO Radio in the Bay Area for many years. Friends said Taliaferro was also the president of the Arts Commission, Leukemia Society, and the San Francisco NAACP chapter. "Millions of people spent the night with Ray Taliaferro Monday through Friday 1 a.m. to 5 a.m.," said...
  • 9 Charged in 'Large-Scale Voter Fraud Scheme'

    11/24/2018 7:34:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 24, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    According to a press release sent out by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office, nine individuals have been charged "with a dozen felony counts for allegedly offering money and cigarettes to homeless people on Skid Row in exchange for false and forged signatures on ballot petitions and voter registration forms." "The defendants are accused of engaging in the solicitation of hundreds of false and/or forged signatures on state ballot petitions and voter registration forms by allegedly offering homeless people $1 and/or cigarettes for their participation, prosecutors said. The alleged offenses occurred during the 2016 and 2018 election cycles," the release...
  • Nancy Pelosi: It's Time For Democrats to Unite...Over ME!

    11/24/2018 6:12:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 24, 2018 | Beth Bauman
    It's no secret that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D) is facing a challenging bid for her former post as Speak of the House. The icing on the cake though? She thinks that it's time for her Democratic colleagues to come together and unite over her potential speakership.On Friday, Pelosi sent a letter to her Democratic colleagues, urging them to "support the nominee of our Caucus for Speaker on the Floor of the House." The Democratic Party's rules require members to vote for whoever the nominee is.Here's a copy of the letter (emphasis mine): November 23, 2018Dear Democratic Colleague and...
  • Warning: Telling a Lame Joke in an Elevator can Endanger Your Career

    11/24/2018 10:55:45 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 90 replies
    Quillette ^ | November 23, 2018 | Richard Ned Lebow
    I am a professor of international political theory at King’s College London and bye-fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge. I am a fellow of the British Academy and a member of the International Studies Association (ISA). Several years back the ISA voted me the “distinguished scholar of the year.” This year it censured me, not once but twice. I was guilty of saying “ladies lingerie” in a lift, and more disturbingly in their eyes, of writing a conciliatory email to the woman who had overheard me in the lift and filed a complaint. I appealed against this decision, but earlier this...
  • Immediately Reversing ‘Obama Judge’ Ruling On Asylum Seekers

    11/23/2018 10:38:08 AM PST · by Liberty7732 · 63 replies
    An Obama appointed federal judge ordered the Trump administration to resume accepting asylum claims from migrants regardless of the point of entry and how the entry occurred — in direction contradiction to both the immigration law and to the Supreme Court’s ruling this year. In dismissing the administration’s new policy requiring that only asylum applicants who entered the country through designated points of entry be processed, Judge Jon S. Tigar of the United States District Court in San Francisco held that the Trump Administration was essentially rewriting immigration law. Advocates against President Trump successfully argued before the judge that immigration...
  • Pelosi’s Husband Invested in Solar Firm Weeks Before Lucrative Expansion

    04/19/2016 10:55:51 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 4/19/16 | Lachlan Markay
    House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi’s husband bought up to a quarter million dollars of stock in a now financially troubled green energy company just weeks before it announced a major 2014 acquisition that sent stock prices soaring, public records show. SunEdison told regulators last week that it is eyeing bankruptcy under the weight of $11.7 million in debt. But in late 2014, investors were bullish on the company, which manufactures and operates solar and wind power facilities. Its 2014 purchase of wind energy company First Wind “further bolstered the reputation of the company,” wrote one market-watcher at the time. “Perhaps...
  • Pelosi Husband Invested in Solar Firm Weeks Before Lucrative Expansion...

    04/19/2016 12:01:17 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 12 replies
    freebeacon ^ | April 19, 2016 | Lachlan Markay
    SunEdison is now eyeing bankruptcy, but Paul Pelosi invested right before a 2014 stock rally House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi’s husband bought up to a quarter million dollars of stock in a now financially troubled green energy company just weeks before it announced a major 2014 acquisition that sent stock prices soaring, public records show. SunEdison told regulators last week that it is eyeing bankruptcy under the weight of $11.7 million in debt. But in late 2014, investors were bullish on the company, which manufactures and operates solar and wind power facilities. Its 2014 purchase of wind energy company First...
  • California-based appeals court has been thorn in Trump's side

    11/21/2018 6:40:56 PM PST · by saywhatagain · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 9, 2018 | Andrew Chung
    A liberal-leaning California-based federal appeals court that has often ruled against President Donald Trump dealt him another setback this week in a major immigration case and soon could be asked to weigh in on a pipeline project he has championed. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, based in San Francisco, has been a thorn in Trump’s side since he took office last year and has drawn the Republican president’s ire for its decisions in high-profile cases. See more examples
  • FBI: Hate crimes in U.S., CA surge in first year of Trump’s presidency

    11/19/2018 3:42:07 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 44 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 14, 2018 | Sarah Ravani
    U.S. hate crimes increased by 17 percent last year, federal officials said Tuesday, a surge driven by racial and anti-Semitic attacks and linked by some experts to the wider public emergence of white supremacists and other hate groups.
  • Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris push White House for deal on judicial nominees

    11/19/2018 1:55:15 PM PST · by jazusamo · 196 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 19, 2018 | Gabriella Munoz
    Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris, both members of the Judiciary Committee, called on the White House Monday to make a deal to fill court vacancies. ~snip~ They offered accepting Judge James Rogan, a Trump pick, as long as their choice — Judge Lucy Koh — is also confirmed. They also proposed that each party select a nominee from the other’s list to confirm.