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  • Protect Dreamers and build the wall, and we can all win

    01/18/2019 6:50:08 PM PST · by vikingrinn · 41 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 1/17/2019 | Editorial
    'the president would agree to a sweeping deal to protect young people who were brought to this country without authorization at ages when they had no say over what happened to them.'
  • In a rare move, Mueller’s office denies BuzzFeed (trunc)

    01/18/2019 5:34:04 PM PST · by God luvs America · 52 replies
    Wa Post ^ | 1/18/2019 | Devlin Barrett
    Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s office on Friday denied an explosive report by BuzzFeed News that his investigators had gathered evidence showing President Trump directed his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress about a prospective business deal in Moscow. “BuzzFeed’s description of specific statements to the special counsel’s office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen’s congressional testimony are not accurate,” said Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller. The statement was remarkable on several levels — first, the special counsel’s office speaks exceedingly rarely, and second, the statement seemed to drive...
  • Bad math: Software error tweaks grades in North Carolina schools

    01/18/2019 5:05:20 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    ABC 11 ^ | 1/18/19
    RALEIGH -- A software error caused public school students around North Carolina to receive incorrect end-of-term grades this school year, state education officials said. The Department of Public Instruction said it has been advising districts about the problem with PowerSchool software since December, after many schools sent home first-quarter report cards. The error could have affected as many as 109 school districts and 59 charter schools in the state, but it's not clear exactly how many students were impacted. **SNIP** The department initially thought the rounding problem was limited to grades ending in certain decimal points, but Elliot said state...
  • Worse than you thought: inside the secret Fitzgerald probe the Navy doesn’t want you to read

    01/18/2019 4:28:53 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 42 replies
    Navy Times ^ | Jan. 14, 2019, 8:43 AM | Geoff Ziezulewicz,
    .. so much worse than previously thought. A scathing internal Navy probe into the 2017 collision that drowned seven sailors on the guided-missile destroyer Fitzgerald details a far longer list of problems plaguing the vessel, its crew and superior commands than the service has publicly admitted. Obtained by Navy Times, the "dual-purpose investigation" was overseen by Rear Adm. Brian Fort and completed 11 days after the June 17, 2017 tragedy. Their report documents the routine, almost casual, violations of standing orders on a Fitz bridge that often lacked skippers and executive officers, even during potentially dangerous voyages at night through...
  • Lawsuit claims GM plant had nooses, 'whites only' signs and managers did not stop racism

    01/18/2019 3:41:46 PM PST · by lowbridge · 45 replies
    abc15.com ^ | January 17, 2019
    It took 14 months for the noose to show up. Fourteen months where Marcus Boyd says he endured racist comments, slights, even threats in a hostile workplace run by General Motors. A workplace where people declared bathrooms were for "whites only," where black supervisors were denounced as "boy" and ignored by their subordinates, where black employees were called "monkey," or told to "go back to Africa." A workplace where black employees were warned a white colleague's "daddy" was in the Ku Klux Klan. Where white workers wore shirts with Nazi symbols underneath their coveralls. In Ohio. In 2018. All those...
  • 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...
  • Mike Pence Surprises March for Life Crowd, Introduces Trump’s Message

    01/18/2019 1:31:11 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/18/19
    Vice President Mike Pence surprised the massive March for Life crowd in Washington, DC, Friday, supporting life and introducing a message from President Donald Trump. “Hello, America,” Pence began with his wife at his side. “It’s a joy for us to be with you today”: We gather here today because we know we still have much work to do,” said Pence. “We urge you to stand strong. Stand with that love and compassion as you stand for life, and know that we will stand with you until that great day comes where we restore the sanctity of life to the...
  • Nancy Pelosi faces backlash for placing Ilhan Omar on House Foreign Affairs Committee

    01/18/2019 11:57:45 AM PST · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Valerie Richardson
    Minnesota Democrat criticized for anti-Israel statements, BDS supportHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been hit with a backlash over her decision to assign freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar to the House Foreign Affairs Committee, despite the Minnesota Democrat’s record of anti-Israel advocacy. The House Republican leadership blasted the decision, citing Ms. Omar’s 2012 tweet saying that Israel had “hypnotized the world” and was guilty of “evil doings,” as well as her support for the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. “It is disgraceful that Speaker Pelosi and her Democrat majority gave a coveted seat on the House Foreign Relations Committee to a...
  • What happened to Michael Cohen? Mystery ex-Trump fixer arrives at home with apparent black eye...

    01/18/2019 11:24:17 AM PST · by Red Badger · 58 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Published: 13:53 EST, 18 January 2019 | Updated: 14:18 EST, 18 January 2019 | By Geoff Earle, Deputy U.s. Political Editor For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: What happened to Michael Cohen? Mystery ex-Trump fixer arrives at home with apparent black eye and arm in sling hours after bombshell report that president ordered him to LIE to Congress =================================================================== Longtime Donald Trump lawyer Michael Cohen returned to his Manhattan apartment Friday after suffering some kind of physical injury – with his arm appearing to be in a sling on a day President Trump and his team once again branded him a liar. Cohen could be seen Friday with his left arm covered, hanging in a sling, while sporting a possible black eye. His right hand...
  • Trump reportedly told Michael Cohen to lie. His own attorney general pick testified that’s a crime.

    01/18/2019 10:07:04 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 86 replies
    WaPo ^ | January 18, 2019 | Isaac Stanley-Becker
    When Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) asked President Trump’s nominee for attorney general, William P. Barr, earlier this week whether it would be a crime if “the president tried to coach somebody not to testify, or testify falsely,” Barr was unequivocal: “Yes,” the nominee told the Senate Judiciary Committee. “Under an obstruction statute, yes.” Now that an explosive story published Thursday by BuzzFeed News alleges that Trump did just that, by ordering Michael Cohen, his former attorney, to lie to Congress, Barr’s answer presents the White House with a new quandary — the president’s own choice for the nation’s top...
  • Impeach Trump, after all of THESE Obama ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’?

    01/18/2019 7:33:44 AM PST · by Cheerio · 7 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | January 18, 2019 | The National Sentinel
    The Deep State cabal of corrupt Justice Department officials, Robert Mueller, establishment politicians and the disgustingly dishonest media have been unable to uproot POTUS Donald Trump from the White House, try as they have, so now they’re just going throwing out all the stops and going for the jugular. After lunatics took over of the House — that would be Democrats, many to the Left of Uncle Joe Stalin and Che Guevera, the calls for “Impeach Trump!!” have grown steadily louder. Now, establishment media icon The Atlantic magazine has come out full-throated in support of that strategy, with its cover...
  • Pelosi’s History of Abusing Military Travel–

    01/18/2019 7:17:51 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 36 replies
    GP ^ | JAN. 17, 2019 2:21 | Cristina Laila
    Full Title..... Pelosi’s History of Abusing Military Travel – Bringing Family Members Aboard – Serving Top Shelf Liquor on Taxpayer Dime Where was the media when Pelosi abused military travel for YEARS? Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch uncovered Pelosi’s abuse of military travel on taxpayer dime which included bringing members of her family aboard and serving them top shelf liquor. “Purchases for one Pelosi-led CODEL on May 15-20, 2008 included: Johnny Walker Red scotch, Grey Goose vodka, E&J brandy, Bailey’s Irish Crème, Maker’s Mark whiskey, Courvoisier cognac, Bacardi Light rum, Jim Beam whiskey, Beefeater gin, Dewar’s scotch, Bombay Sapphire gin,”...
  • IHOP employee kills man who fatally shot his father, police say

    01/18/2019 7:02:49 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 36 replies
    AL.com ^ | January 17, 2019 | Ashley Remkus
    After a man opened fire on employees at a Huntsville IHOP restaurant late Wednesday, one of the workers pulled out his own gun and fatally shot the suspect, authorities said. Roderick Turner, a 25-year-old IHOP customer, and Roy Brown Sr., a 56-year-old employee, were killed at the restaurant on Memorial Parkway, police said. The deadly situation started when Turner went to pick up a to-go order before 10 p.m. Police said Turner got into a fight with employees because he was apparently upset about the food service. Turner got a gun and started shooting at employees, killing Brown, police said....
  • Mayor Kenney unveils new plan to prevent gun violence in Philadelphia

    01/18/2019 6:54:53 AM PST · by Phillyred · 30 replies
    Mayor Kenney unveils new plan to prevent gun violence in Philadelphia PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - In late September of last year, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney called on city officials to create a plan to combat increasing gun violence in neighborhoods across the city. On Thursday, after Mayor Kenney's 100 day mandate, the Violence Prevention and Reduction Strategy Working Group revealed their plan. "We want to see the homicide trend going down as it was up until 2017," said Mayor Kenney. "We want to get it back to declining and our ultimate aspirational goal is zero." The plan, named "The Philadelphia Roadmap...
  • Officer’s generosity turns routine traffic stop into act of kindness

    01/18/2019 5:54:12 AM PST · by HereInTheHeartland · 6 replies
    KCCI ^ | KCCI
    CLIVE, Iowa — A routine traffic stop turned into a moving act of kindness by a Clive couple.
  • The Blue, the Black and UC Davis-Student commission disses murdered police officer Natalie Corona

    01/18/2019 5:13:27 AM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 18, 2019 | Lloyd Billingsley
    Convicted criminal Kevin Limbaugh, 48, known for violence toward co-workers, thought the Davis, California, police department was attacking him with “ultrasonic waves.” On Thursday January 10, the unhinged criminal gunned down Davis police officer Natalie Corona, 22, a rising star in the Davis police department. The community hailed Corona as a hero who had dedicated herself to law enforcement and paid the ultimate price. The Ethnic and Cultural Affairs Commission (ECAC) at UC Davis didn’t see it that way. A photo of Corona, clad in an elegant blue dress and holding the “thin blue line” flag, went viral on...
  • Yunsong Zhao: Charges Dropped on Obscure Rifle law after Eight Months in Custody

    01/18/2019 4:56:09 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 16 January, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    On September 24, 2018, Yunsong Zhao was vindicated. He had done nothing illegal. The evidence against him was so weak, the judge did not let the case go to trial. He dismissed the case based on lack of evidence. From wsls.com: CHRISTIANSBURG — A judge on Monday dismissed the firearms charge against former Virginia Tech student Yunsong Zhao, saying that he didn’t believe the police officer or gun dealer who were the prosecution’s main witnesses.The evidence that Zhao, a 20-year-old Chinese national, possessed an assault weapon that is allowed only for U.S. citizens or permanent residents was too flimsy...
  • Georgia TA: 'Some white people may have to die...'

    01/18/2019 4:10:19 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 122 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 1/17/19
    A University of Georgia (UGA) teaching assistant wrote Wednesday on Facebook that “some white people may have to die for black communities to be made whole in this struggle to advance to freedom." He added that to suggest otherwise is “ahistorical and dangerously naive.” UGA philosophy TA Irami Osei-Frimpong made the comment during a conversation on the Overheard at UGA Facebook page. The comment has since been deleted. Osei-Frimpong claimed in May 2017 that Facebooksuspended him for quoting from an article which detailed how Texas A&M professor Tommy Curry had said “in order to be equal, in order to be...
  • Buzzfeed report that Trump 'instructed Cohen to lie' sparks outcry

    01/18/2019 2:41:47 AM PST · by Libloather · 52 replies
    BBC ^ | 1/18/19
    A Buzzfeed News report alleges Mr Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie about plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. Cohen has already admitted to lying about when the business project ended. Mr Trump has not yet responded directly to the report's allegations - but he has previously denied ever directing his former lawyer to break the law. The intelligence committee of the House of Representatives will investigate the claims, says its new chairman, Adam Schiff. "The allegation that the President of the United States may have suborned perjury before our committee in an effort to curtail the investigation...
  • Police: Arizona man carried out lone wolf attack on officer

    01/17/2019 9:49:40 PM PST · by blueplum · 13 replies
    AP ^ | 17 Jan 2019 | uncredited
    PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona man facing a terrorism charge for brandishing a knife in an encounter with a sheriff's sergeant was carrying out a "lone wolf" attack, authorities said Thursday. Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone said at a news conference that 18-year-old Ismail Hamed of Fountain Hills told a dispatcher before the Jan. 7 attack that he had an affiliation with a terror group. Hamed was previously charged with aggravated assault for allegedly throwing rocks at the sergeant ...