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  • Shooting Survivor Quit CNN Town Hall After Refusing to Ask ‘Scripted’ Question

    02/22/2018 6:15:45 AM PST · by WisconsinRep · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Feb 2018 | Ian Schwartz
    Colton Haab, a student who survived last week’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, refused to participate in a CNN Town Hall on Wednesday night after he was told to ask a “scripted” question. Haab, a junior at the high school, told Fort Lauderdale ABC affiliate WPLG that CNN invited him to speak at the televised town hall in nearby Sunrise, Florida, and that he and his parents had dressed up for the occasion. But CNN then told Haab he would have to read a question that CNN had prepared for him:
  • Police Have Tape of Telecom Mogul Pushing for Positive Netanyahu News Coverage

    02/22/2018 5:58:54 AM PST · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 2/22/2018 | Haaretz
    Walla news site CEO Ilan Yeshua recorded Bezeq owner Shaul Elovitch pressing him to tilt the site's coverage in favor of the prime minister and his family, report says The police reportedly have a tape of Israeli telecom mogul Shaul Elovitch pushing for positive coverage of Benjamin Netanyahu on his company's news site, the latest thorn in the prime minister's side as he tried to deflect claims that he offered a quid pro quo for positive news coverage. According to the daily Yedioth Ahronoth Thursday, the CEO of the Walla news site has given the police recordings in which Elovitch,...
  • Wimberley man detained by ICE after traffic stop in Hays Co. released from custody (TX)

    02/22/2018 5:46:53 AM PST · by bgill · 8 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Feb. 21, 2018 | cbs
    A Wimberley man being held by Immigration and Customs Enforcement after a traffic stop last month has been released. Kyle Police arrested Victor Alejandro Avendano-Ramirez on January 30 for not coming to a complete stop at a stop sign. He had two warrants for his arrest for charges of driving without a license and violating promise to appear in court, both Class C misdemeanors. While he was being booked, police say Avendano told them he was not a US citizen and was born in Mexico. The sheriff's office then informed ICE of his status, and their agents took custody of...
  • McCartht Says He Was Victim of a "Witch Hunt" to Mask City Hall Cover Up

    02/22/2018 5:30:21 AM PST · by PBRCat · 2 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 21, 2018 | Fran Spielman
    (Rahm) Emanuel has been under fire for keeping the Laquan McDonald shooting video under wraps for more than a year and waiting until one week after the April 7, 2015, mayoral runoff election to authorize a $5 million settlement to the McDonald family — before a lawsuit even had been filed. The video was released on Nov. 24, 2015 — but only after a judge ordered it. That same day, Jason Van Dyke, the white officer on that video, was charged with the first-degree murder of the black teenager. The mayor has emphatically denied keeping the dashcam video of the...
  • Convicted attempted murderer invited to reception with Trudeau in India

    02/22/2018 5:16:00 AM PST · by jerod · 3 replies
    CBC News Website ^ | Feb 21, 2018 7:46 PM ET | Terry Milewski,
    B.C.'s Jaspal Atwal was convicted for 1986 attempt to assassinate Indian cabinet minister on Vancouver Island Jaspal Atwal, a convicted former member of an illegal Sikh separatist group, was invited to dine with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a formal event hosted by the Canadian High Commissioner Thursday in Delhi. The invitation, which was extended by Canada's High Commissioner to India, was rescinded after CBC News asked the Prime Minister's Office about it Wednesday. As the story made headlines in the Indian media, Trudeau was forced to respond. "Obviously we take this situation extremely seriously. The individual in question never...
  • Chris Cuomo: “Many at CNN Town Hall Support Ban on Semi-automatic Weapons”

    02/22/2018 5:11:02 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 35 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    How can we have an intelligent discussion about guns when many pushing for more gun control don’t understand basic concepts about weapons? Take Chris Cuomo on CNN this morning, who said: “Many in the audience at the CNN townhall supported a ban on semiautomatic weapons.” Get the rest of the story at FinkelBlog: http://finkelblogger.com/
  • ATTACKER BLOWS HIMSELF UP AFTER HURLING GRENADE AT U.S. EMBASSY

    PODGORICA, Montenegro — An attacker threw a hand grenade at the U.S. Embassy in Montenegro’s capital and then killed himself with another explosive device, officials said Thursday. No one else apparently was hurt and there was no major damage. Police sealed off the area after the blasts around midnight local time (6 p.m. ET Wednesday). The State Department said embassy officials were working with police to identify the assailant and was seeking to confirm that all staff were safe. Police officers armed with submachine guns were out on the streets near the building on Thursday morning. U.S. citizens were advised...
  • Shooting Survivor: CNN Gave Me "Scripted Question" After Denying Question About Armed Guards

    02/22/2018 4:03:55 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 48 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 2/21/18 | I Schwartz
    Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Colton Haab said he was approached by CNN to ask a question at Wednesday night's town hall but decided not to after the network gave him a "scripted question," quashing one he wrote himself. Haab, a member of the Junior ROTC shielded students while the school was under attack from the shooter, said he was going to ask about using veterans as armed security guards. "CNN had originally asked me to write a speech and questions and it ended up being all scripted," Haab told WPLG-TV
  • South Florida Schools Join White House School Discipline Summit

    02/22/2018 3:49:19 AM PST · by smileyface · 8 replies
    WLRN ^ | July 25, 2015 | John O'Connor
    South Florida school leaders traveled to Washington Wednesday to share ideas on how to reduce on-campus arrests and suspensions. Superintendents from Broward County and Miami-Dade County shared how their districts dealt with the problem at a summit hosted by the White House.
  • Clinton Political Mischief Emerges as Key Tale In an Astounding Drama

    02/22/2018 3:45:48 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 15 replies
    nysun ^ | February 21, 2018 | CONRAD BLACK
    It is both dismal and amusing to see the rationalizations of the diehard Kremlin collusionists after Robert Mueller’s spurious indictment of the 13 Russians who will never encounter the vagaries of United States justice. The charge of conspiring against the United States is nonsense, and the whole ambiance of the investigation now is that of a phantom consolation prize for the absence of a crime, a victim, or a culprit, all amplified by the hollow sanctimony of an official America that has meddled countless times in the elections of other countries (usually for the general good of the Western alliance)....
  • Top Dems Split from Pelosi on Tax Cut Criticisms, 'Crumbs' Statement

    02/22/2018 2:32:45 AM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/21/18
    Several top Democratic congressmen are distancing themselves from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi over her harsh criticism of President Trump's tax cuts. Democratic National Committee Vice Chairman Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) pushed back on Pelosi's comment that bonuses paid to employees by various companies were mere "crumbs." "The income inequality is so bad, that if you could pick up $1,000 or $900, maybe it helps," he said in comments reported by Axios.
  • Donald Trump Unleashes Base on Jeff Sessions with Tweet

    02/22/2018 1:35:02 AM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 55 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/21/18 | Lisa de Moraes
    President Donald Trump’s fury about Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Russia-probe recusal has broken out again like a bad rash. This morning, Trump tweeted a “question” in which he wondered: “If all of the Russian meddling took place during the Obama administration, right up to January 20th, why aren’t they the subject of investigation? Why didn’t Obama do something about the meddling? Why aren’t the Dem crimes under investigation? Ask Jeff Sessions!” It’s the President of the United States’ latest comment in response to Friday’s indictment of 13 Russians for meddling in the 2016 election ,in which POTUS failed to address...
  • South Burlington teen given five years probation in school threat case

    02/21/2018 10:41:31 PM PST · by GreyHoundSailor · 4 replies
    VTDigger ^ | 20FEB2018 | Alan J. Keays
    A former South Burlington high school student who admitted making threats against fellow students and teachers apologized Tuesday, telling a judge recent news reports of the school shooting in Florida that killed 17 people nearly brought him to tears. “It almost made me cry,” Josiah Leach, 19, said during his sentencing hearing in federal court in Rutland. “I just can’t believe that 17 people died.” Judge Geoffrey Crawford sentenced Leach on Monday to five years of probation, a sentence jointly recommended by prosecutors and Leach’s attorney. Leach said that seeing the recent news reports helped him realize why others are...
  • Philadelphia DA drops cash bail for 'low-level' crimes

    02/21/2018 9:59:00 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 21, 2018 5:02 PM EST | Anthony Izaguirre
    Philadelphia’s top prosecutor said Wednesday his office will stop jailing people who cannot afford to pay cash bail in minor criminal cases, affirming the commitment of the country’s fifth-largest city to a national movement that argues the practice targets poor Americans. District Attorney Larry Krasner said his decision to instruct city prosecutors not to seek a bail payment in a number of misdemeanor and non-violent felony crimes will correct a criminal justice system that discriminates against African-Americans, Latinos and poor people. “There is absolutely no reason why someone who will show up for court, is not a risk of flight,...
  • It’s Too Late – Broward County School Board Beginning to Admit Their Mistakes?…

    02/21/2018 8:46:44 PM PST · by bitt · 61 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 2/21/2018 | SUNDANCE
    As expected – buried deep inside a Miami Herald article about the Parkland school shooter, Nikolas Cruz, and a school board questioning their progressive policies, we find the following: […] Absent Cruz’s school records, it is hard to say precisely when Cruz’s behavior became an acute problem for teachers and administrators. Disciplinary reports obtained by the Herald show that at Westglades Middle School, which he attended in 2013, he’d been cited numerous times for disrupting class, unruly behavior, insulting or profane language, profanity toward staff, disobedience and other rules violations. Records show the behaviors continued at Marjory Stoneman Douglas [High...
  • Trump endorses guns for teachers to stop shootings

    02/21/2018 7:15:27 PM PST · by Innovative · 96 replies
    BBC ^ | Feb. 21, 2018 | BBC
    US President Donald Trump has said arming teachers could prevent school shootings like that which left 17 people dead last week in Florida. A staff member with a gun could end an attack "very quickly", he said. Mr Trump floated the proposal as emotional survivors of the 14 February massacre implored him to make sure it never happens again. The Republican president also backed calls for improved background checks on gun buyers.
  • YouTube apologizes for top trending conspiracy video that claimed Parkland survivor is an actor

    02/21/2018 6:41:25 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 66 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | 2/21/2018 | Chris Ciaccia
    After appearing as the No. 1 trending video for hours, YouTube finally removed a video that suggested one of the high school students who survived the Parkland, Fl. shooting last week was an actor. In a statement to Fox News, a YouTube spokesperson said: "This video should never have appeared in Trending. Because the video contained footage from an authoritative news source, our system misclassified it. As soon as we became aware of the video, we removed it from Trending and from YouTube for violating our policies. We are working to improve our systems moving forward.” The title of the...
  • This speaks for itself...

    02/21/2018 6:21:35 PM PST · by freedomjusticeruleoflaw · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/20/18 | Various
    David Hogg scripted, rehearsed, and ready.
  • With Indictments of Russians, the Groundwork Is in Place to Criminally Charge Hillary

    02/21/2018 6:08:03 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 2/20/18 | Erin Coates
    **SNIP** The first one is that they knew Christopher Steele, the author of the infamous Russia-Trump dossier, was a foreign citizen. According to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s press conference on the indictments, the Russians “used stolen or fictitious American identities, fraudulent bank accounts and false identification documents” to hide their activities. The next potentially criminating thing is that the Clinton campaign “knew, and paid, Steele to influence an election.”
  • What is the FBI hiding in its war to protect Comey?

    02/21/2018 5:42:43 PM PST · by upchuck · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | Feb 21, 2018 | TOM FITTON, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR
    As the James Comey saga continues to unfold, the James Comey legend continues to unravel. The more we learn about his involvement in the deep state’s illicit targeting of President Trump, the more reason the American people have to question both his motives and his management as director of the FBI, the now-disgraced agency he headed before Trump fired him on May 9, 2017. Comey has left a trail of suspicious activities in his wake. Comey now looms large over a burgeoning constitutional crisis that could soon overshadow Watergate at its worst. To deepen the crisis even further, it now...