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  • Clock Runs Out On Perjury Charges For James Clapper, Ensuring He Won't Be Punished For Lying [Tr]

    03/24/2018 12:18:54 PM PDT · by FreeReign · 33 replies
    sensenbrenner.house.gov ^ | March 15, 2018 | Jim Sensenbrenner
    Clock Runs Out On Perjury Charges For James Clapper, Ensuring He Won't Be Punished For Lying To Congress It almost seems like half a lifetime ago, but only a half-decade has passed since James Clapper lied to Ron Wyden about the NSA's domestic collections. Wyden pointedly asked Clapper during an intelligence committee hearing whether or not the NSA was collecting "any type of data at all" on American citizens. Clapper gave two answers, both untrue: "No, sir" and "Not wittingly." A couple of months later, the first Snowden leak -- detailing massive amounts of call data being captured in the...
  • Father of School Shooting Survivor Cameron Kasky Posted Implied Threat...Before CNN Town Hall

    03/24/2018 9:38:43 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 20 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | February 23, 2018 | Kristinn Taylor
    Jeff Kasky, the father of Parkland, Florida, school shooting survivor turned activist Cameron Kasky, posted an implied threat against Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) just hours before his son engaged in a hateful extended verbal attack on Rubio at CNN’s town hall in Sunrise, Florida, about the shooting on Wednesday night. ... Cameron Kasky likened Rubio to Nikolas Cruz, the expelled student from Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School who murdered seventeen of his former classmates and faculty on February 14. ... Jeff Kasky wrote, “What’s a good amount of bail money to bring to a CNN Town Hall where Marco Rubio...
  • Report: Bolton Expected to 'Clean House' at NSC

    03/24/2018 7:55:17 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 58 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 24 Mar 2018 | Todd Beamon
    John Bolton is expected to "launch a massive shake-up" when he takes over next month at the National Security Council to clear out leaks, Foreign Policy magazine reported Friday. "Bolton can and will clean house," one former White House official told the magazine. A second former White House official was more blunt: "Everyone who was there during Obama years should start packing their s**t." And another source said that Bolton "is going to remove almost all the political [appointees] McMaster brought in." President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday that Bolton, 69, the former United Nations ambassador, would succeed National Security Adviser...
  • Exos Aerospace prepares for first suborbital launch

    03/24/2018 7:05:33 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 5 replies
    Space News ^ | 3/23/2018 | Jeff Foust
    With a key test completed and a launch license in hand, Exos Aerospace is preparing for the first flight of its reusable suborbital rocket in April. In a statement, the company said it completed a “hover test” of its Suborbital Autonomous Rocket with GuidancE, or SARGE, rocket at its Caddo Mills, Texas, facility March 17. In the test, the rocket, suspended from a crane, fired its engine to hover in place, demonstrating the performance of its propulsion, guidance, and other systems. That test went as planned, said John Quinn, chief operating officer of Exos Aerospace. It also came a month...
  • Lieu to Trump on spending bill: You got rolled

    03/23/2018 10:21:47 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 176 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/23/18 | JOHN BOWDEN
    Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu (Calif.) taunted President Trump on Twitter Friday evening after the president signed a massive $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill. Trump threatened to veto the bill before ultimately signing it, decrying the bill's lack of funding for his border wall proposal. Lieu mocked Trump on Friday after the bill's signing, saying that Trump was "rolled" by Republican leaders in Congress who failed to secure a deal with Democrats over border wall funding or a legislative fix for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) recipients. "Dear @realDonaldTrump: You wimped out. You failed to deliver on your veto threat....
  • John Bolton reportedly set to fire dozens of White House officials amid leaking problem

    03/23/2018 7:35:44 PM PDT · by bkopto · 92 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/23/2018 | daniel chaitin
    Incoming national security adviser John Bolton is reportedly poised to remove dozens of White House officials when he starts his new job early next month. Among those who will get the boot will be Obama administration holdovers and anyone who isn't loyal to President Trump, sources told Foreign Policy. “Bolton can and will clean house,” one former White House official was quoted as saying.
  • Pres. Trump Calls on Senate to End Filibuster Rule

    03/23/2018 7:10:20 PM PDT · by McGruff · 70 replies
    One America News ^ | March 23, 2018
    In order to prevent the omnibus situation from ever happening again, the president called for the Senate to end the filibuster rule. There are many classic examples of the famous Senate filibuster, or the practice in which a lawmaker will speak against a bill he doesn’t like for hours, even days until the legislation is finally shelved. Why does President Trump want to do away with a key piece of Senate filibuster rules? The answer goes back to a Democrat who occupied the White House more than a century ago. Back in 1917, then-President Woodrow Wilson found himself unable to...
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    03/23/2018 6:07:46 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 128 replies
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  • Judge to determine if explicit personal videos should be recalled in Twin Peaks case (Waco)

    03/23/2018 3:29:59 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 6 replies
    Wacotrib ^ | 3/23/2018 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    An attorney for former Twin Peaks shootout defendant Cody Ledbetter asked a judge on Friday to order the McLennan County District Attorney's Office to recall sexually explicit photos and videos of Ledbetter and his wife that the DA's office distributed to 177 Twin Peaks defendants as part of the discovery process. The DA's office dismissed the criminal case against Ledbetter, a 28-year-old diesel mechanic from Waco with no criminal record, last week, four days before a jury panel was to report to fill out questionnaires and ahead of his April 2 trial date. While Ledbetter said he was relieved to...
  • Ride Like A Girl

    03/23/2018 1:44:52 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 49 replies
    The Aging Rebel ^ | 3/23/2018
    f you don’t know, maybe you should. Her name is Valerie Thompson. She crashed her motorcycle Monday at the World Speed Trials at Lake Gairdner in South Australia. She was going 343 miles per hour at the time. The tail of her vehicle, called BUB Seven Streamliner, became airborne at the four-mile mark of the 12-mile run and her braking parachute deployed. Thompson was trying to break the land speed record of 376.363 miles per hour. If she had finished the course she would have broken her own record for women of 304.263 miles per hour. The bike left a...
  • Omnibus spending bill funds big-ticket military communications satellites that DoD did not request

    03/23/2018 10:57:55 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 26 replies
    Space News ^ | 3/22/2018 | Sandra Erwin
    The satellite communications industry was shocked to see a $600 million addition for WGS-11 and WGS-12.WASHINGTON — In a surprise last-minute add-on, House appropriators included $600 million in the Air Force budget for two high-capacity communications satellites made by Boeing that the Pentagon did not request. The omnibus appropriations bill for fiscal year 2018 funds two Wideband Global SATCOM satellites, WGS-11 and WGS-12. The Air Force did not request funding for these spacecraft nor were these satellites included in any previous marks of the congressional defense committees, or in the fiscal year 2019 budget request. This was a very large...
  • House committee advances two space bills

    03/23/2018 10:53:21 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 3 replies
    Space News ^ | 3/22/2018 | Jeff Foust
    The House Science Committee favorably reported bills March 22 that would recognize a NASA center as a center of excellence in rocket propulsion and would resolve a commercial space regulatory issue. The committee approved H.R. 5345, the American Leadership in Space Technology and Advanced Rocketry (ALSTAR) Act, and H.R. 5346, the Commercial Space Support Vehicle Act, on voice votes and with no opposition. “Together, the two bills help ensure that America remains competitive in space,” Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), chairman of the committee, in opening comments during the brief markup session. H.R. 5345 includes a “sense of Congress” resolution that...
  • Hip cafe chain staffed by workers with Down syndrome opens in Paris

    03/23/2018 9:17:46 AM PDT · by Salman · 20 replies
    The Local (France) ^ | 23 March 2018 | AFP
    It is a hip-looking cafe like any other in central Paris, thronged with lunchtime diners. Except that Joyeux has a little something extra - many of its cooks and waiters have one more chromosome. The coffee shop is the latest in a chain of lunch joints springing up across France staffed by people with Down syndrome, autism and other cognitive disabilities. "Joyeux" means joyous and owner Yann Bucaille Lanzerac said he plans to spread the joy to at least four more outlets across France giving disabled people the chance to show what they can do and earn a living. Foodie...
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods Sales Sink After New Gun Policy

    03/23/2018 7:30:16 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 74 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ^ | March 22, 2018 8:24 AM | By MAIREAD MCARDLE
    Dick’s Sporting Goods has suffered a surprisingly steep downturn in sales since promising to sell fewer guns, but the problem isn’t the gun sales, Fortune says. Stock tumbled to the lowest in four months after the sports store banned assault-style weapons from its Field & Stream stores and raised the minimum age for a customer to buy a firearm from 18 to 21.... “There’s going to be some pushback and we expected that,” said CEO Edward Stack, in an earnings call with Wall Street analysts, according to CNN. “There are going to be the people who don’t shop us anymore...
  • Palestinian Arabs: Remove the Americans from Ramallah

    03/23/2018 1:05:55 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 27 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/3/18 | Dalit Halevi
    Palestinian Arabs demonstrated in Ramallah on Thursday, demanding the closure of the America House which, is operated by the U.S. consulate in eastern Jerusalem and located in the city of Ramallah. The role of the America House, which is established in 2010, is to disseminate American culture. The protesters demanded the removal of American workers and the closure of their offices, in protest of the Trump administration's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel and its intention to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by mid-May, in time for Israel’s 70th Independence Day....
  • Russia Report: Leaks “Potentially Endangered Lives” and “Damaged National Security”

    03/22/2018 9:22:27 PM PDT · by bitt · 4 replies
    saraacarter.com ^ | 3/22/2018 | Sara A. Carter
    Chairman Nunes says report paves path to thwart future foreign election meddling House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes has submitted the committees much anticipated fourteen month long Russia investigation report to the intelligence community Thursday for a declassification review so that a redacted version of the classified report can be made public, the committee said in a statement. The committee’s findings revealed that classified leaks alleging the Trump campaign may have colluded with Russia dramatically increased after the election and some of those leaks “correlate to specific language found in the Intelligence Community Assessment,” which had not been released at...
  • Robert Mueller, Andrew Weissmann, the FBI and the Mob

    03/22/2018 9:18:40 PM PDT · by bitt · 9 replies
    saraacarter.com ^ | 3/22/2018 | Sara A. Carter
    Mueller and Weissmann involved in the two biggest scandals in FBI history Special Counsel Robert Mueller III and lead attorney in the Special Counsel’s Office Andrew Weissmann have been connected to one another throughout most of their careers, and both men moved quickly to the top tackling major crime syndicates and white-collar crime. Ironically, both men were also connected in two of the biggest corruption investigations in FBI history. But rarely are Weissmann and Mueller’s past cases discussed in the media. Their past is relevant because it gives a roadmap to the future — now that these two longtime colleagues...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 23 March 2018

    03/22/2018 5:59:57 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 50 replies
    March 22, 2018 | Canteen Crew
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  • House Probe Accuses Clapper of Misleading Congress

    03/22/2018 4:56:03 PM PDT · by bitt · 29 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 3/22/2018 | bill gertz
    A House Intelligence Committee investigation of Russian election meddling has concluded that former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper misled Congress about disclosing information to CNN. The committee's final report on the investigation was approved on Thursday and now awaits an intelligence agency review. Despite 472 days of investigation and thousands of witnesses, the committee stated in its list of final conclusions and recommendations that it found no evidence of collusion between President Donald Trump, his campaign aides, and Russia. "The committee found no evidence that meetings between Trump associates—including Jeff Sessions—and official representatives of the Russian government—including Ambassador Kislyak—reflected...
  • Video Shows Las Vegas Gunman Gambling, Eating Alone and Filling His Suite With Guns

    03/22/2018 1:17:33 PM PDT · by bitt · 51 replies
    nyt ^ | 3/22/2018 | vivian yee
    Sometimes we see him as other hotel guests would have seen him: as the tall gambler intent on the video poker machine across the casino floor, or as the customer standing in line in front of you at the gift shop, buying snacks, or as the guy you briefly glance at as he waits for you to get off the elevator — polite, unhurried, unmemorable. Sometimes we see him as the employees would have seen him, as the casually dressed V.I.P. with the many suitcases who jokes with bellhops, chats with valets and gives out tips along with handshakes. And...