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  • Despite Allegations Against Ellison, DFL Attempts To Show Unity

    08/17/2018 12:40:48 AM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 8/16/18 | Pat Kessler
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — DFL leaders called a press conference Thursday to show harmony after a bruising primary election. But if this is Democratic unity, one wonders what DFL dissension looks like. At the news conference, DFL Party Chair Ken Martin was peppered with questions about embattled Attorney General candidate Keith Ellison. “What I would say is that our party takes any allegation of domestic abuse seriously,” he said. “It’s a fluid situation. It’s still developing.”
  • Trump Ready To Turn His Sights To Remaking The 9th Circuit Court

    08/16/2018 9:58:43 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 18 replies
    There's been a noticeable exception to President Donald Trump's otherwise successful effort to appoint young, conservative judges to the nation's appellate courts. The Senate has confirmed a record 24 new circuit court judges nationwide in 20 months — with two more nominees scheduled for votes this week. But Trump has made far less progress in the jurisdiction he criticizes the most: the liberal-leaning U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, including California and eight other Western states. Since Trump took office, the Senate has confirmed only one 9th Circuit judge — in Hawaii — leaving seven openings. But there are signs...
  • Louisiana Attorney General Denies $600 Million to Citibank, Bank of America Over Gun Control

    08/16/2018 9:48:58 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/16/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and the state’s Bond Commission denied $600 million to Citibank and Bank of America over the gun control stance adopted by both companies. Citibank and Bank of America were both to be part of a road financing plan in the state, but were omitted from the financial plan after arbitrarily placing new gun controls on banking customers. Louisiana Executive Division press secretary Ruth Wisher told Breitbart News that Landry and State Treasurer John Schroder have been working on the state’s response to corporate gun control “for some time.” Omitting them from the $600 million is...
  • Pastor faces eviction for hosting home Bible study

    08/16/2018 9:21:59 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 4 replies
    Zloto News ^ | 08/16/2018 | ZlotoNews
    A semi-retired Lutheran minister in Fredericksburg, Virginia faces the possibility of being evicted from a senior living community because he’s been hosting a small Bible study in the privacy of his apartment, his attorney alleges. First Liberty Institute, a law firm that specializes in religious liberty cases, is representing Pastor Ken Hauge. The pastor has accused the management of The Evergreens at Smith Run of a pattern of verbal abuse and harassment directed at Christians who live in the complex. “The threat of eviction follows repeated religious discrimination by The Evergreens management, including forcing Hauge to refer to his event...
  • Architect of bin Laden raid issues stunning rebuke of Trump (Adm. McRaven)

    08/16/2018 9:03:04 PM PDT · by Innovative · 63 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug. 16, 2018 | CNN
    "This action is part of a broader effort by Mr. Trump to suppress freedom of speech & punish critics. It should gravely worry all Americans, including intelligence professionals, about the cost of speaking out. My principles are worth far more than clearances. I will not relent," Brennan tweeted after the announcement. iam McRaven, the man who oversaw the 2011 Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden, issued a stunning rebuke of President Donald Trump's decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan on Thursday, defending the former spy chief as "one of the finest public...
  • Botched CIA Communications System Helped Blow Cover of Chinese Agents

    08/16/2018 8:52:56 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 22 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | August 15, 2018, 5:13 PM | Zach Dorfman
    It was considered one of the CIA’s worst failures in decades: Over a two-year period starting in late 2010, Chinese authorities systematically dismantled the agency’s network of agents across the country, executing dozens of suspected U.S. spies. But since then, a question has loomed over the entire debacle. How were the Chinese able to roll up the network? Now, nearly eight years later, it appears that the agency botched the communication system it used to interact with its sources, according to five current and former intelligence officials. The CIA had imported the system from its Middle East operations, where the...
  • DFL Launches Investigation into Ellison Allegations; Party Chair Supports Him 'At This Point'

    08/16/2018 8:45:45 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 29 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 8/16/18 | Eric Chaloux
    Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Laborer Party leaders addressed domestic abuse allegations involving Congressman Keith Ellison during a Thursday news conference, just two days after he won the party’s primary for attorney general. DFL Party Chairman Ken Martin said Ellison has their support for now as the party’s candidate. "We take these allegations seriously, we are certainly eager to hear all the answers to the questions that have been raised,” said Martin. “We continue to watch the story develop, we don't know how it's going to develop and the conclusion at this point."
  • Trump's military parade planned for November postponed: Pentagon

    08/16/2018 7:50:16 PM PDT · by Coronal · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 16, 2018
    A military parade requested by U.S. President Donald Trump that had been planned for November in Washington has been postponed until at least next year, the Defense Department said on Thursday. “We originally targeted November 10, 2018 for this event but have now agreed to explore opportunities in 2019,” Defense Department Spokesman Colonel Rob Manning said in a statement. A U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said it was unclear exactly what caused the postponement but the increased cost of the event had caused concern and could be one reason.
  • 12th Congressional District: New vote totals show O’Connor faces steeper climb [Ohio]

    08/16/2018 7:43:21 PM PDT · by Ken H · 9 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | August 15, 2018 | Darrel Rowland
    Central Ohioans have seen no lack of spin in the 12th Congressional District special election for the past several weeks, but the hard reality of math is finally making a winner all but certain. Bottom line: Republican Troy Balderson will prevail in the multimillion-dollar struggle unless Democrat Danny O’Connor takes a stunning share of the remaining uncounted votes. The O’Connor camp estimates roughly 3,000 ballots will be left to tabulate when county elections board begin their official count. Even if O’Connor gets a whopping 75 percent of those remaining 3,000 ballots, he would gain only 2,250 votes. That wouldn’t be...
  • California high court rules for immigrant kids in visa fight

    08/16/2018 7:28:43 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 19 replies
    East Bay Times ^ | August 16, 2018 | Sudhin Thanawala
    The California Supreme Court on Thursday made it easier for some immigrant children who are abused or abandoned by a parent to seek a U.S. visa to avoid deportation in a ruling that advocates said would help thousands of children.
  • What Was Bruce Ohr Doing?

    08/16/2018 7:21:40 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 23 replies
    WSJ ^ | 08/16/2018 | Kimberley A. Strassel
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department have continued to insist they did nothing wrong in their Trump-Russia investigation. This week should finally bring an end to that claim, given the clear evidence of malfeasance via the use of Bruce Ohr. Mr. Ohr was until last year associate deputy attorney general. He began feeding information to the FBI from dossier author Christopher Steele in late 2016—after the FBI had terminated Mr. Steele as a confidential informant for violating the bureau’s rules. He also collected dirt from Glenn Simpson, cofounder of Fusion GPS, the opposition-research firm that worked for Hillary...
  • Pentagon postpones Trump's military parade

    08/16/2018 7:13:00 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 18 replies
    cnn ^ | August 16, 2018 | Barbara Starr, Ryan Browne and Clare Foran, CNN
    (CNN)The Department of Defense says the military parade originally scheduled for Veterans Day will be postponed. "The Department of Defense and White House have been planning a parade to honor America's military veterans and commemorate the centennial of World War I," Defense Department spokesman Col. Rob Manning said in a statement Thursday. "We originally targeted November 10, 2018 for this event but have now agreed to explore opportunities in 2019."
  • Trump at 36 percent approval among African-Americans: poll

    08/16/2018 7:10:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times | August 16, 2018 | USA Today Network
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/donald-trump-african-american-approval-rating/
  • Judicial Watch Uncovers Five More Clinton Emails Containing Classified Material on Her Unsecure

    08/16/2018 6:54:35 PM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | AUGUST 16, 2018
    Judicial Watch today released two batches, 184 pages and 45 pages, of newly uncovered emails of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from the U.S. Department of State sent and received over her unsecure, non-“state.gov” email system. Five emails contain classified information. Judicial Watch obtained the documents in response to a FOIA lawsuit filed on May 6, 2015, after the State Department failed to respond to a March 4, 2015 FOIA request .. seeking: All emails sent or received by former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in her official capacity as Secretary of State, as well as all emails...
  • ELLISON ON THE BRINK

    08/16/2018 6:42:45 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 33 replies
    Powerline ^ | August 16 2018 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    Pressure on Keith Ellison to drop out of the race for Attorney General of Minnesota is growing. National and state party leaders are hedging their bets, mostly either refusing to comment or releasing anodyne statements. But the National Organization of Women has called on Ellison to step down. The best sign of mounting pressure is this: CBS has the story on the most recent domestic abuse allegation against Ellison: “Woman accusing Rep. Keith Ellison of abuse speaks out.” On Thursday, [Karen] Monahan, 44, spoke on camera for the first time about an incident she said happened nearly two years ago....
  • Google Employees Protest Secret Work on Censored Search Engine for China

    08/16/2018 6:40:54 PM PDT · by Theoria · 15 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 16 Aug 2018 | Kate Conger and Daisuke Wakabayashi
    Hundreds of Google employees, upset at the company’s decision to secretly build a censored version of its search engine for China, have signed a letter demanding more transparency to understand the ethical consequences of their work. In the letter, which was obtained by The New York Times, employees wrote that the project and Google’s apparent willingness to abide by China’s censorship requirements “raise urgent moral and ethical issues.” They added, “Currently we do not have the information required to make ethically-informed decisions about our work, our projects, and our employment.” The letter is circulating on Google’s internal communication systems and...
  • Guess She (Omarosa) Forgot About These Tapes...(video)

    08/16/2018 6:38:08 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 23 replies
    RNC video via YouTube ^ | 8/16/2018 | RNC
    Guess She Forgot About These Tapes... (click below for video)
  • Security Increased At The Boston Globe Following Threats

    08/16/2018 6:33:38 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 31 replies
    WRKO ^ | 8-16-18 | WRKO-iHeart
    -- Security is tighter Thursday afternoon at The Boston Globe headquarters. Police are stationed around the building for the rest of the day. Building management at 53 State Street sent a memo to all tenants -- saying The Globe had received several threats. The Boston Globe spear-headed an effort by more than 300 newspapers today, publishing editorials against president trump's attacks on the press. President Donald Trump tweeted that The Globe is in collusion with other papers on the issue of free press.
  • CNN's Sanders: 'The President Sent His White House Press Secretary'

    08/16/2018 6:27:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | August 16, 2018 | Ryan Foley
    During Wednesday’s edition of The Lead, the panel found itself in a little bit of shock after learning that President Trump had revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, who has previously called President Trump treasonous in his new capacity as an NBC News analyst. Panelist Symone Sanders agreed that it was done to distract from any number of negative Trump storylines: “I think someone wants to muck up the news cycle.” She then described the revocation of Brennan’s security clearance as “ridiculous” and warned that “we should all be scared about the state of our democracy”...
  • Trump Tweet hammering “Senator” Richard Blumenthal

    08/16/2018 6:26:54 PM PDT · by McGruff · 21 replies
    Twitter ^ | 16 Aug 2018 | The Man
    How can “Senator” Richard Blumenthal, who went around for twenty years as a Connecticut politician bragging that he was a great Marine war hero in Vietnam (then got caught and sobbingly admitted he was neither a Marine nor ever in Vietnam), pass judgement on anyone? Loser! 8:56 PM - 16 Aug 2018