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  • LAPD detective speaks out about her explicit photos being shared within department.

    01/18/2019 11:46:44 PM PST · by L.A.Justice · 8 replies
    ABC7 ^ | 1/15/19 | David Ono
    Los Angeles Police Department Detective Ysabel Villegas used to investigate cases of sexual assault and domestic violence. Now, the tables are turned, and she is the alleged victim in a revenge porn scandal that's rocked the LAPD. "I did not want to be here," said Villegas outside court Tuesday. "This is the last place or the last thing I ever wanted to do and I'm just so sad it's come to this." Villegas says LAPD Senior Lead Officer Danny Reedy began to threaten and extort her near the end of their five-year extramarital affair. She says he sexually assaulted her,...
  • Families squeezed by both LA teachers' strike and government shutdown struggle to make ends meet.

    01/18/2019 10:55:22 PM PST · by L.A.Justice · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | 1/16/19 | Soo Youn
    For 26 days, furloughed U.S. government workers have been wondering when they will be able to work and get paid. For three days, Los Angeles public school teachers have been wondering the same. For a number of families, both uncertainties are a reality. In families in which one partner works for the Los Angeles Unified School District and the other works for the federal government, the new year has started with two missing paychecks. Xochilt Valdivia-Ford was well prepared to strike, she thought. The second-grade teacher at Montara Avenue Elementary School in South Gate, like the 30,000 other teachers currently...
  • HHS bares its teeth on religious freedom, and California gets bit

    01/18/2019 3:31:17 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 3 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 18, 2019 05:31 PM | Nicole Russell
    On Friday the Office for Civil Rights at the Department of Health and Human Services finally announced that it found California violated the federal conscience protection laws. This is the first time since the launch of the new Conscience and Religious Freedom Division one year ago that OCR has found a violation under these laws. Several pregnancy resource clinics in California complained that the state of California had fined them for refusing to refer others to, and advertise, abortion clinics. In 2015, California adopted the Reproductive Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care, and Transparency Act, which required pregnancy resource centers to essentially...
  • Erin Brockovich to lead protest against PG&E bankruptcy at Capitol in Sacramento

    01/18/2019 3:36:41 PM PST · by Mariner · 21 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | January 18th, 2019 | By Dale Kasler
    Erin Brockovich, the activist whose crusade against PG&E spawned a hit movie, will appear with wildfire survivors at the Capitol in Sacramento to protest the utility’s plans to file for bankruptcy. The rally is set for noon Tuesday on the south steps of the Capitol, according to an announcement Friday by a consortium of law firms suing PG&E on behalf of wildfire survivors. PG&E announced it plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection at the end of January because it doesn’t have the money to pay an estimated $30 billion in potential liabilities from the 2017 wine country fires...
  • Arm of Congressional Hispanic Caucus spent lavishly last election cycle, FEC data show

    01/17/2019 11:15:30 PM PST · by knighthawk · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 17 2019 | Louis Casiano
    The fundraising arm of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus doled out hundreds of thousands of dollars for luxury hotels, nightclubs and tickets to Las Vegas events during the 2018 election cycle, filings to the Federal Election Commission show. During the cycle, the caucus's Bold PAC pulled in $9.5 million in contributions -- in reaction to President Trump’s policies, said Rep. Tony Cardenas, D-Calif., who chairs the PAC, according to a report. Also in that time, the Hispanic caucus paid out more than $200,000 for catering, hotel stays and fees at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa, and Marina in...
  • Pelosi postpones overseas trip after alleged leak

    01/18/2019 11:20:14 AM PST · by yandexja · 69 replies
    AXIOS ^ | JANUARY 18, 2019 | Alexi McCammond
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office announced today they are postponing her 7-day trip to Brussels, Egypt and Afghanistan after learning "the Administration had leaked the commercial travel plans," according to a statement. Why it matters: By leaking even more information about this trip — after Pelosi aides had previously asked news organizations not to publicly report the details due to national security concerns — her office said going ahead with the visit would "further endanger our troops and security personnel, or the other travelers on the flights." Show less How we got here: Pelosi sent Trump a letter on Wednesday...
  • Judicial Watch: Documents Detail Nancy Pelosi’s $185,000 CODEL to Italy and Ukraine in 2015

    01/18/2019 2:37:51 PM PST · by jazusamo · 50 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 18, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    Total Air Force Expenses $184,587.81(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it obtained documents through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Air Force detailing $134,587.81 plus $50,000 for an advance of funds for an “escort officer” for a total of $184.587.81 for then-House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) Congressional delegation (CODEL) to Italy and Ukraine in 2015. Judicial Watch filed a December 2015 FOIA lawsuit after the Air Force failed to respond to an August 2015 request ( Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Defense (No 1:15-cv-02236)) for: All records regarding mission taskings of flights escorting...
  • Levin: ‘The president of the United States is going to give a speech to the nation, whether Pelosi

    01/18/2019 2:48:42 PM PST · by conservative98 · 34 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | · January 18, 2019 | Carmel Kookogey
    Levin suggested that instead of having a rally in lieu of the State of the Union address, the president should hold the address in the Senate. “The United States Capitol building, ladies and gentlemen, belongs to you. It does not belong to Nancy Pelosi. It doesn’t belong to the Democrats. The president of the United States is going to give a speech to the nation, whether Pelosi likes it or not. And he ought to give the speech to the nation from the same building as every other president has used. And do it from the Senate: Explain that it’s...
  • WOOLERY: Democrats Need To Learn Facts Matter More Than Feelings

    01/18/2019 12:59:52 PM PST · by rktman · 24 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/17/2019 | Chuck Wollery
    Democrats are finally acknowledging what we’ve always known about them: emotion is the basis of their whole ideology, and facts are just inconvenient obstacles to their extremist ambitions. Within just a few days of each other, leading Democrats representing both the establishment and progressive wings of the party separately revealed that they and their liberal colleagues have no interest in letting facts or figures get in the way of their moral certitude. First, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reportedly interrupted a briefing on border security by Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, declaring, “I reject your facts” as Nielsen related...
  • Camerota Defends Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory on Farrakhan Ties: They 'Sound Contrite'

    11/23/2018 10:04:06 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 23 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Say you're Linda Sarsour—a big BDS fan and fierce critic of Israel. Or you're Tamika Mallory—a big Farrakhan fan who has refused to renounce him after he recently compared Jews to "termites." We've got good news for you. You've got a friend at CNN: Alisyn Camerota. On New Day this morning, Camerota interviewed Teresa Shook, founder of the Women's March. Shook has called for Sarsour, Mallory and other March co-chairs to step down over their anti-Semitism and homophobia. | [snip] Camerota read (and put on screen) some eyewash that Sarsour and company put out for the press: "We are imperfect....
  • Dem Reps Pictured With Anti-Semite,Alleged Muslim Brotherhood Sympathizer On 1st Day In Office

    01/05/2019 9:32:20 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 44 replies
    peltthepundits ^ | 1-5-19 | Ryan Saavedra
    Far-left Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) embraced anti-Semite and alleged Muslim Brotherhood sympathizer Linda Sarsour this week on their first day in Congress. The photos came from Sarsour’s verified Facebook account where she praised both freshman Democrats. “These past two years have been difficult,” Sarsour wrote in a post that featured herself and Omar. “So much heartache, exhaustion, pain, losses, drama, bad policy after bad policy YET today was all worth it. Today was JOY. Today was PRIDE. Today was full of laughter and tears. For every lil girl, especially lil girls of color – this is...
  • New Photos Corroborate Perjury Claims Against Rep. Ilhan Omar, as She Deletes Social Media Evidence

    12/28/2018 1:48:52 AM PST · by grundle · 30 replies
    P.J. Media ^ | November 5, 2018 | David Steinberg
    the Minnesota Campaign Finance Board opened a formal investigation of her after reviewing evidence of several violations. Omar has also made, and defended, anti-Semitic comments as direct and vicious as any spoken by a U.S. politician in a generation. In 2016, an anonymous writer on SomaliSpot.com published verified photos and Minnesota state records suggesting that Rep. Omar is a serial felon and fraudster. Since then, the additional evidence discovered to back these claims -- and the absence of contradictory evidence -- are almost as remarkable as Minnesota media's refusal to lift a finger investigating her for two years. Allegations against...
  • Muslim Congresswoman-Elect Reverses Platform After Election, Supports Anti-Israel Agenda

    11/19/2018 1:12:21 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 75 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | November 17, 2018 at 8:29am | Chris Agee
    Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar, a Muslim refugee from Somalia and a newly elected U.S. representative, is facing backlash for her inconsistent stance on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel.In a statement to the Muslim Girl blog days after the midterm election, her campaign made it clear that the congresswoman-elect supports the movement.“Ilhan believes in and supports the BDS movement, and has fought to make sure people’s right to support it isn’t criminalized,” a statement explained. Advertisement - story continues belowHowever, as Jordan Schachtel of Conservative Review noted, “The statement marked a stark reversal from Omar’s previous position on BDS. Prior to the election,...
  • Israel critic elected to House backtracks on her previous opposition to BDS

    11/15/2018 4:30:25 AM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 11-15-2018
    Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar now says she ‘believes in and supports’ boycott movement, after calling it ‘counterproductive’ during election campaign Democrat Ilhan Omar on November 7, 2018, in Minneapolis after winning Minnesota's 5th Congressional District race in the 2018 US midterm elections. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) WASHINGTON — A newly elected congressperson from Minnesotta who spoke out against boycotts of Israel during her campaign now says she supports the BDS movement. Ilhan Omar, one of two Muslim women who became the first elected to Congress last week, had said during her campaign that the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement was “counteractive”...
  • Anti-Israel fanatic Ilhan Omar appointed by Pelosi to the House Foreign Affairs Committee

    01/18/2019 10:15:59 AM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 18, 2019 | Thomas Lifson
    It appears that the leadership of the Democratic Party has gone completely anti-Israel and is warming up to Jew-hatred. The appointment of Rep. Ilhan Omar to the House Foreign Affairs Committee – and the welcome extended to her by the chairman, (former) Israel-supporter Rep. Eliot Engel – confirms that the Democrats' big tent now extends to those who believe that Jews in Israel wield magical power to "hypnotize" non-Jews into acquiescence to their "evil." Omar was triumphant yesterday on her appointment to the plum committee: Ilhan Omar ✔@IlhanMN I finally have committee assignments and I am excited 1st choice- House...
  • Report: Muslims (CAIR) told Twitter to ban Jewish reporter

    01/09/2019 9:20:43 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 10 replies
    WND ^ | 1/7/18
    The Wall Street Journal reports Muslims lobbied Twitter to silence the voice of journalist Laura Loomer. As WND reported, Loomer recently chained herself to Twitter headquarters after the social-media giant banned her. The Journal explained Twitter invited a number of outside groups to help it decide who should be banned after criticism for not policing its content. “That solution is creating a new set of problems—public fights, complaints and legal battles,” the paper said. Loomer, described as a conservative Jewish activist, said she didn’t know until recently that outside groups and individuals had privately lobbied Twitter executives to remove her...
  • Minneapolis’ ‘Little Mogadishu’ Sees 56 Percent Increase in Violent Crimes Caused by Somali Gangs

    01/06/2019 9:52:32 PM PST · by george76 · 56 replies
    The Tennessee Star ^ | January 2, 2019 | Anthony Gockowski
    Violent crimes increased by more than 50 percent in 2018 in Minneapolis’ Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, nicknamed “little Mogadishu,” which authorities attribute to Somali gang activity in the area. Buried in a recent Star Tribune article was the fact that violent crimes jumped from 54 in 2010 to 84 in 2018, an increase in roughly 56 percent. Authorities attribute the violence to rivalries between Somali gangs, such as the Somali Mafia, the Somali Outlaws, the Hot Boyz, and Madhibaan with Attitude ... the Outlaws and Madhibaan with Attitude have a rivalry that stretches back years ... A 2013 CBS article detailed the...
  • Scientists discover new element - Pelosium

    A major research institution has just announced the discovery of the densest element yet known to science. The new element has been named Pelosium. The chemical symbol of Pelosium is Pu. Pelosium has one neutron, 12 assistant neutrons, 75 deputy neutrons, and 224 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 311. These particles are held together by dark particles called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons. Pelosium’s mass actually increases over time, as morons randomly interact with various elements in the atmosphere and become assistant deputy neutrons within the Pelosium molecule, leading...
  • Gavin Newsom’s family plans move to $3.7 million Fair Oaks mansion

    01/17/2019 9:35:05 PM PST · by rintintin · 29 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Jan 17 2019 | SOPHIA BOLLAG
    California’s new governor and his family plan to move to a $3.7 million, six-bedroom house in Fair Oaks they bought in December, according to property records obtained by The Sacramento Bee. For now, Gavin and Jennifer Siebel Newsom and their four young children are living in the historic governor’s mansion in downtown Sacramento. The governor’s office confirmed that they plan to move to Fair Oaks, an unincorporated community in Sacramento County, once their new house is renovated. Deed records show a limited liability company purchased the Fair Oaks property in December. The company is registered in the name of Gavin...
  • ‘Shame on them:’ Gavin Newsom reacts to word that unpaid federal workers can’t get unemployment

    01/17/2019 6:12:09 PM PST · by Mariner · 33 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | January 17th, 2019 | By Maddy Ashmun
    The Trump Administration has told California and seven other states that they cannot offer unemployment benefits to federal workers who aren’t getting a paycheck. Gov. Gavin Newsom last week encouraged thousands of California workers furloughed due to the federal government shutdown to apply for unemployment insurance, vowing that “we’ll cover you – we have your back.” But Wednesday, the California Employment Development Department was among those sent a memo from the Department of Labor which states that federal employees who are working without pay “are not unemployed and are, therefore, not eligible for UCFE” (Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees). Newsom...