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  • New details revealed in shooting of lobbyist investigating murder of DNC staffer (Seth Rich)

    05/20/2018 1:47:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    News 3 LV ^ | 5/17/18 | Tim Barber
    **SNIP** After Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich was murdered in 2016, conservative lobbyist Jack Burkman baffled some people when he paid for a private investigation to find the killer. Then in March, Burkman himself became the victim of a mysterious shooting and was hit by an SUV in a parking garage when he was picking up documents from someone he thought was an FBI whistleblower. Using fingerprints, detectives tracked down the suspect and it turned out to be Kevin Doherty, a man who had worked for Burkman on the Seth Rich case.
  • Hillary Clinton to receive prestigious Harvard medal

    05/20/2018 12:44:15 PM PDT · by Salman · 53 replies
    AP via The Sacramento Bee ^ | May 20, 2018 | The Associated Press
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Hillary Clinton is being honored with a medal during Harvard University's graduation week. The former First Lady, U.S. Senator, Secretary of State and Democratic candidate for president will be awarded Friday in Cambridge with the Radcliffe Medal, which the university says honors individuals whose life and work have had a "transformative impact on society." Organizers say Clinton was chosen because she's a "champion for human rights," a "skilled legislator" and "an advocate of American leadership" on the world stage. Former Secretary of State and 2001 Radcliffe Medalist Madeleine Albright will deliver a personal tribute to Clinton, and...
  • Florida judge rules ballots were illegally destroyed in Wasserman Schultz race

    05/20/2018 8:31:38 AM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/16/18 | Lukas Mikelionis
    **SNIP** Circuit Judge Raag Singhal decided that the records were wrongly destroyed because the laws require elections offices to keep the ballots in federal elections for 22 months. Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes destroyed the ballots just after 12 months, the Sun-Sentinel reported. The judge also noted that because the ballots were subject to a lawsuit, only a court order should have allowed their destruction. Snipes “has not presented any evidence refuting that the public records sought were destroyed while this case was pending before this court,” Singhal said.
  • Blood spilled from another US high school ... and video games are already being blamed

    05/20/2018 7:33:14 AM PDT · by Salman · 32 replies
    The Register ^ | 18 May 2018 | Iain Thomson
    Once again, a mass murderer has opened fire at a school in America – this one is Santa Fe High School in Texas – and video games are already being blamed. Rather than, oh, say, gun control, or the lack thereof. Details are still coming in. The attack happened just a few hours ago. At this stage, it appears nine students and one teacher are dead, ten more wounded, explosives were potentially found at the school, and a suspect has been taken into custody. In his segment on Fox News covering the shooting, anchor Jon Scott was chatting to a...
  • Ex-Dem IT aide Imran Awan’s case hit with repeated delays, as feds probe new allegations

    05/20/2018 4:02:38 AM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/04/18 | Alex Pappas
    The federal court case against Imran Awan, the former IT aide to congressional Democrats, has been hit with repeated delays over the last six months -- a situation fueled by allegations in the media that, according to his attorney, have piqued the curiosity of prosecutors. **SNIP** A grand jury in August returned an indictment in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia charging Awan and his wife, Hina Alvi, with a total of four counts, which included federal bank fraud and conspiracy. Awan has pleaded not guilty to all charges. The facts of the case on paper are...
  • SCHNEIDERMAN ELIGIBLE FOR $63K A YEAR PENSION

    05/20/2018 3:49:40 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    WGRZ ^ | 5/14/18
    **SNIP** Schneiderman is eligible for a $63,000 a year pension - but the Albany Times Union reports that he has yet to file for retirement with the state. The democrat stepped down last week after reports came out that he assaulted four women.
  • Doomed? Why Iran's Economic Mess Will Get Worse

    05/20/2018 1:37:48 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies
    The Baghdad Post ^ | May 19 2018 | Simon Constable
    Doomed? Why Iran's Economic Mess Will Get Worse Simon Constable The matter at hand is the decision earlier this month by the Trump administration not to certify the so-called nuclear deal, and that means Iran will soon be subject to harsh U.S. sanctions. Overall the result will be a squeezed economy. Current situation Even the latest official statistics for the Iranian economy don't look good. The unemployment rate stands at 11.9% and the inflation rate at 8.3%, according to TradingEconomics.com. However, at least some of the government figures may be more aspirational than actual. Take, for instance, the inflation rate....
  • Pacific island leaders pledge action toward North Korea denuclearization

    05/19/2018 5:17:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Nikkei Asian Review ^ | May 19, 2018 | Saki Hayashi
    FUKUSHIMA, Japan -- The leaders of 16 Pacific island nations and territories, as well as Japan, Australia and New Zealand, adopted a declaration at the end of a two-day summit Saturday committing to concrete action toward denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. It was the first time for participants to refer to the North Korean threat at the summit, which is held every three years. This year's summit, the eighth, was held in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan. The leaders welcomed the Panmunjeom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Unification of the Korean Peninsula, issued at the April summit between the leaders of...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ LET GO AND LET GOD ~ 20 May 2018

    05/19/2018 5:01:34 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 59 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
          LET GO AND LET GOD As children bring their broken toys with tears for us to mend... I brought my broken dreams to God because he was my friend. But instead of leaving him in peace to work alone... I hung around and tried to help with ways that were my own. At last I snatched them and cried, "How could you be so slow?" "My child," He said, "What could I do? You never did let go."    
  • MUSLIMS FORCED TO EAT PORK AND DRINK ALCOHOL AT CHINESE CAMPS, INMATES CLAIM

    05/19/2018 8:01:55 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 74 replies
    newsweak ^ | 5/17/18 | staff
    Found the story on Independent UK, but it's banned from FR. It's a more meaty story than newsweak. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/china-re-education-muslims-ramadan-xinjiang-eat-pork-alcohol-communist-xi-jinping-a8357966.html Former prisoners of Chinese “re-education” camps for Muslims have said they were forced to drink alcohol and eat pork as part of Beijing's efforts to stifle dissent and ensure compliance with the central government. As many as 1 million Chinese Muslims are believed to have been detained in the camps. They are primarily from the province of Xinjiang, which has stubbornly resisted Beijing’s efforts to instill Chinese culture. Former inmates of the camps have now told The Washington Post just how...
  • Trump Reassures North Korea, But Threatens ‘Total Decimation’ Without A Deal

    05/18/2018 8:26:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | May 18, 2018 | Mary Papenfuss
    President Donald Trump tried to keep his planned talks with North Korea’s leader on track with reassuring words — then appeared to threaten “total decimation” if Kim Jong Un fails to reach a deal with the U.S. on nuclear arms. Trump, responding to North Korea’s sudden threat on Tuesday to pull out of scheduled June talks, promised that Kim would remain in power and his country would get “very rich” if he abandons his nuclear weapons program. But the president appeared to issue his own warning if the two leaders fail to reach a deal. Trump’s comments came after national...
  • Grassley Wants To See Memo That Lays Out Scope Of Mueller Probe

    05/18/2018 7:56:29 PM PDT · by bitt · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/18/2018 | chuck ross
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley is asking the Justice Department for a document that lays out the full scope of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. In a letter sent to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on May 18, Grassley, an Iowa Republican, noted Mueller’s team recently provided a federal judge in Virginia with an unredacted copy of the memo, which Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein wrote on Aug. 2, 2017. The special counsel’s office provided the memo to Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman indicted for bank and tax fraud related to his work in Ukraine....
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops: Ames Brothers Sing The Big Bands ~ 19 May 2018

    05/18/2018 6:03:17 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 185 replies
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  • Anthony Weiner gave his electronics to private firm as FBI probed sexting case

    05/18/2018 5:23:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Omaha ^ | 5/17/18 | Stephen Rex Brown
    NEW YORK — A newly unsealed search warrant for Anthony Weiner’s electronics revealed he had turned the items over to a private investigative firm as the feds eyed his sexts with a minor. The warrant, signed Sept. 26, 2016, in Manhattan Federal Court, shows that Weiner handed his iPad, Dell computer and iPhone over to Granite Intelligence as the FBI investigated him for an array of offenses relating to text exchanges with a 15-year-old girl. Among the potential offenses listed on the warrant were transfer of obscene material to a minor and exploitation of a minor.
  • This creative new toy teaches kids about transgender identity

    05/18/2018 5:03:04 PM PDT · by Salman · 43 replies
    Mashable ^ | 2017-06-27 | Katie Dupere
    Meet Sam. Sam is just a kid who wants to help you understand who he is. And he happens to be transgender. The trans boy is actually a brand-new toy in development, and his creators hope he explains what it means to be transgender to children. Made up of a series of stacking dolls, each layer of the toy represents a stage of gender questioning and exploring. The Russian nesting dolls also come with an e-book to help teachers and guardians talk about gender diversity with their children and students.
  • BREAKING: Santa Fe High School Killer Wore ANTIFA and Columbine Hammer-and-Sickle Pin

    05/18/2018 3:22:48 PM PDT · by bitt · 44 replies
    GATEWAYPUNDIT ^ | 5/18/2018 | Jim Hoft
    At least 8 people are dead, several injured after a gunman opened fire at Santa Fe High School in Texas Friday morning. This is who is responsible for killing 8-10 people this morning at Santa Fe High School. Dimitrios Pagourtzis.
  • Ben Bender Hole-in-One Comes in 93-Year-Old's Last Golf Game

    05/18/2018 3:21:25 PM PDT · by mac_truck · 21 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 5/18/2018 | Mike Dorstewitz
    Ninety-three-year-old Ben Bender made a hole-in-one during his likely last round of golf. The event, played at Ohio’s Green Valley Golf Course, brought Bender's fath in God and his love of golf together, according to the Zanesville Times Recorder. Bender, a Zanesville, Ohio native, is in declining health — including hip bursitis — making playing the game difficult. "I'd come close to some hole-in-ones, but this one was level on the green before it curved towards the hole and went in," Bender told the newspaper. "I was in awe watching it. I played a few more holes, but my hips...
  • Confirmed: FBI Was Spying on the Trump Campaign

    05/18/2018 3:16:08 PM PDT · by bitt · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 5/18/2018 | Katie Pavlich
    When President Trump tweeted in March 2017 that the Obama administration "had his wires tapped" during the 2016 presidential campaign, he wasn't entirely wrong. Earlier this week the New York Times published a story revealing the FBI was not only spying on the Trump campaign, but had at least one FBI informant embedded within it. Further, the piece reveals the FBI didn't have enough evidence to open a criminal investigation into members of the Trump campaign, so a counterintelligence investigation was launched instead. ... The Washington Post has published a similar story:...
  • Researchers Say ‘intolerant’ Attitudes, not Economic Anxieties, Fueled Trump’s 2016 Victory

    05/18/2018 11:08:10 AM PDT · by ethom · 52 replies
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | May 17 2018 | By Joanna Hlavacek
    In the year and a half since Donald Trump’s unexpected election to the presidency, a prevailing theory has emerged: It was “economic anxiety” that led disillusioned, working-class white voters to cast their ballots for the New York real-estate mogul. A recent study out of the University of Kansas suggests otherwise. Drawing from American National Elections Studies data, KU sociologist David Smith found that theory to be an inaccurate stereotype, albeit a “well-intentioned” one, that ignores the millions of white, working-class voters who he says voted against Trump because they opposed his attitudes toward minorities, Muslims, immigrants and women. “The election...
  • Pennsylvania GOP tweets that Fetterman's use of 'jagoff' is profanity

    05/18/2018 10:14:33 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 21 replies
    Tribune-Review (Suburban Pittsburgh) ^ | Two hours ago | Wes Venteicher
    Some Southwestern Pennsylvanians say it every day. But to the state Republican Party, jagoff is a profanity. The party blurred out the word in a tweet posted Wednesday showing a picture of a T-shirt that John Fetterman, the Democratic Party's nominee for lieutenant governor, sold during his campaign. The Pennsylvania Primary Election determined John Fetterman as the Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor; Fetterman is endorsed by Bernie Sanders and his rise included selling t-shirts with profanity-laced attacks on President Trump!MORE: https://t.co/1kOou24P7N pic.twitter.com/l6M7zUJivR — PA GOP (@PAGOP) May 16, 2018