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  • Audit: UC President Napolitano Hid $175 Million While Raising Tuition

    04/30/2017 8:30:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 30 Apr 2017 | Chriss W. Street
    The California State Auditor issued a scathing report last week alleging that University of California President and former Obama Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano raised tuitions while her office hid $175 million. The cover page for State Auditor Elaine Howle’s 167-page audit report states bluntly that the UC president’s office “Failed to Disclose Tens of Millions in Surplus Funds, and Its Budget Practices Are Misleading.” The audit found that the UC spent $32.5 billion on expenses during the 2015-16 school year to fund 10 campuses, five medical centers, and its Office of the President headquarters. Although the UC states...
  • Indicted Fmr Dem Rep. Corrine Brown Spent Campaign Cash After Primary Loss

    04/30/2017 7:29:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 30, 2016 | Joe Schoffstall
    Expensed $13,476 in petty cash, hotels, travel after electoral defeatThe campaign committee of former Rep. Corrine Brown (D., Fla.), who is currently on trial for corruption charges, spent thousands on hotels and small travel expenses after Brown was defeated in the Democratic primary last year.Brown, who lost to former Florida State Sen. Al Lawson in the August 2016 primary, spent $11,278 on "lodging" at a Marriot Hotel in Bethesda, Maryland in late September 2016, nearly one month after the election.In addition to the hotel expenditures, the campaign disclosed three "petty cash" transactions totaling more than $2,000 during the two-week span...
  • Cops: Teacher told girl to kill herself, forced other kids to bully her

    04/30/2017 4:07:11 PM PDT · by heartwood · 115 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/28/2017 | Tina Burnside
    (CNN)The 11-year-old girl was relentlessly bullied. And the culprit, police say, were her teachers. One of them told the girl to "go kill herself" and threatened to fail other students if they didn't fight the girl, police said. And when that teacher was removed from the classroom, a second teacher allegedly kept up the abuse. The two Louisiana teachers, Ann Marie Shelvin and Tracy Gallow, now face criminal charges. St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz said he learned of the accusations back in February after the girl's mother filed a complaint. The mother returned to the sheriff's office in April...
  • ‘What the hell?’: TV screens go dark as Spectrum cuts channels, raises prices

    04/30/2017 3:51:48 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 75 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader (Kentucky) ^ | April 28, 2017 | John Cheves
    The television screen went dark a month ago as Daniel Fitzgerald watched “American Pickers” on the History Channel. Perplexed, he grabbed the remote and surfed through CNN, Disney, Comedy Central and the rest of the standard cable lineup. Many of them were gone, too. In their place was a black background with a small block of text advising him that his subscription no longer provided those channels. “I thought, ‘What the hell? I just paid the cable bill,’” Fitzgerald recalled last week in the tiny Lexington [Kentucky] apartment he shares with his disabled 16-year-old son. Fitzgerald called Spectrum, the subsidiary...
  • Grief fuels father’s battle against illegal immigration

    04/30/2017 12:05:52 PM PDT · by Mark · 26 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 4/30/17 | Brenda Gazzar
    WESTLAKE VILLAGE Grief fuels father’s battle against illegal immigration By Brenda Gazzar bgazzar@scng.com @bgazzar on Twitter WESTLAKE VILLAGE » Don Rosenberg is a lifelong liberal who may have only one thing in common politically with President Donald Trump: his battle against illegal immigration. Rosenberg became an activist on the issue after his 25-year-old son, Drew, was killed in a 2010 collision in San Francisco with a Honduran immigrant who had entered the country illegally, but been granted temporary immigration status. The Westlake Village resident now spends much of his spare time firing off letters to journalists, sounding off on TV...
  • CA Sheriff Hits Back at "Sanctuary State" Rhetoric by Showing Just Who Would be Protected

    04/30/2017 10:55:13 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 29, 2017 | Jennifer Van Laar
    Source: http://www.facebook.com/VenturaCountySheriff Much attention has been given to the antics of crazy California politicians like Kamala Harris, Kevin de Leon, and Nancy Pelosi, who all advocate for sanctuary city/state policies and call anyone opposed to their view racist or " white supremacist " - and can somehow say with a straight face that this policy doesn't put Americans at risk. But, there are elected officials and law enforcement officers in the state who strongly oppose these policies and, in particular, Senate Bill 54 , which would prohibit law enforcement agencies in the state from using "agency or department moneys,...
  • Woodward: 'Mr. President, the media is not fake news'

    04/30/2017 10:21:08 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 82 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/30/17 | REBECCA SAVRANSKY
    Veteran reporter Bob Woodward sent a message directed to President Trump late Saturday: "The media is not fake news." "The effort today to get this best obtainable version of the truth is largely made in good faith," Woodward said during remarks at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner. "Mr. President, the media is not fake news." Woodward said during his speech that any president and his administration is "clearly entitled to the most serious reporting efforts possible." "We need to understand, to listen, to dig — obviously our reporting needs to get both facts and tone right," he said. "The...
  • 2 Sought After Apparently 'Random' Shooting Spree Leaves 1 Dead in La Mirada, Other Injured: LASD

    04/30/2017 10:14:49 AM PDT · by Yogafist · 25 replies
    KTLA 5 ^ | April 29, 2017 | Tracy Bloom and Steve Kuzj
    Authorities were searching for a man and woman who killed one person and injured others during an apparent shooting spree... A description of the two wanted individuals has not been provided.
  • The media assault on Trump could win him a second term

    04/30/2017 9:14:31 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 10 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 29,2017 | By Salena Zito
    Dennis Dixon didn’t vote for Donald J. Trump. For the first time in his 46 years, the self-described “moderate Midwestern Republican” sat out a presidential election because he was less than thrilled with both major candidates. “I wrote in John Kasich,” he says, with a trace of humor. Dixon stands in the showroom of Griffiths Furniture along West Main Street — a charming business district, its sidewalks decorated with grape-vine etchings to celebrate the produce for which this Ohio wine region is known. He is not one of those voters who doesn’t wish success for the president. Quite the contrary,...
  • Extreme weather linked to greenhouse gases, global warming, Stanford study says

    04/30/2017 8:54:23 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 60 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 4/24/17 | LISA M. KRIEGER
    Weird weather and climate warming are two separate things, but a Stanford team is linking them. Using math, powerful computers and historical records, research led by Noah Diffenbaugh found that climate change has boosted the odds of extreme heat, drought, punishing rainstorms and retreating sea ice. “The odds of hitting record-setting level of extremes have been made greater by climate warming,” caused by human emission of greenhouse gases, said Diffenbaugh, a professor of Earth system science at Stanford’s School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences. In the past, scientists typically avoided conflating individual weather events and climate change, citing the...
  • Iran satellite TV head shot dead in Istanbul: Dogan news

    04/30/2017 8:44:46 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4-30-17 | Ece Toksabay
    The head of an Iranian satellite television network who last year was sentenced in absentia to six years in prison by a Tehran court was shot dead in Istanbul together with a business partner, Turkey's Dogan news agency said on Sunday. GEM TV founder Saeed Karimian and an associate were driving in Istanbul's Maslak neighborhood after 8 p.m. (1.00 p.m. ET) on Saturday when their car was blocked by a jeep and shots were fired, Dogan said. Karimian was found dead by emergency services arriving at the scene, Dogan said. His associate was taken to hospital but could not be...
  • Facebook, for the first time, acknowledges election manipulation

    04/30/2017 8:25:10 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 28, 2017 | By GRAHAM KATES
    Without saying the words "Russia," "Hillary Clinton," or "Donald Trump," Facebook acknowledged Thursday for the first time what others have been saying for months. In a paper released by its security division, the company said "malicious actors" used the platform during the 2016 presidential election as part of a campaign "with the intent of harming the reputation of specific political targets." The paper, by two members of Facebook's threat intelligence team and its chief security officer, noted that "fake news" has been incorrectly applied as a catch-all for a variety of techniques used to influence users of the platform. The...
  • Climate experts: Global warming doubts are 'real science'

    04/30/2017 5:02:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 4/29/2017 | Bob Unruh
    A number of Ph.Ds have written a book chapter asserting that doubts about the theory of human-caused global warming should be considered “real science.” You know, the idea of basing hypotheses on documented evidence rather than a political agenda. But the National Science Teachers Association wants nothing to do with such an approach. Its executive director, David Evans, has written a letter to members insisting they must teach the agendas of the National Wildlife Federation, the North American Association for Environmental Education, the Campaign for Environmental Literacy, the Center for Climate Change Communication and other activist groups. What they must...
  • Suit: Wells Fargo targeted ‘undocumented immigrants’ for accounts

    04/29/2017 7:27:55 PM PDT · by Theoria · 12 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 27 April 2017 | Thomas Lee
    Wells Fargo branches across the country deliberately targeted “undocumented immigrants” to open savings and checking accounts in order to meet aggressive sales goals, according to court documents. In sworn declarations obtained by Burlingame plaintiff’s attorney Joseph Cotchett, former employees describe a scheme in which Spanish-speaking colleagues would visit places they knew were frequented by immigrants (including construction sites and a 7-Eleven), drive them to a branch and persuade them to open an account. Some employees would give the immigrants $10 apiece to start an account. The events described in the declaration go back a decade. “The conduct we have come...
  • Part IV 2016 Prescient DC Lobbyists Talk Trump: “the end of life as we know it here"

    04/29/2017 6:07:32 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 27 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 29, 2017 | Sundance
    DC machine operator, Jack Burkman, who was contemplating the unthinkable prior to the unthinkable becoming a reality: Seismic panic has ensued on K Street as lobbying firms brace for a reality of a possible Donald Trump presidency and what that might mean for them and their futures. Prominent D.C. lobbyist Jack Burkman said today that he started assembling a delegation of lobbyists and lobbying firms to meet with the New York billionaire and begin building a bridge to the Trump organization. “Trump is a Washington outsider. We need the outreach now or Trump will bring in a whole new team...
  • Letter endorsing anti-fracking violence penned by author of ballot issue to hike oil-and-gas tax

    04/29/2017 2:56:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Colorado Politics ^ | Apr. 25, 2017 | Dan Njegomir
    Boulder - Remember that unsuccessful attempt in the legislature to toughen penalties for vandalizing oil and gas equipment? Child’s play. It turns out the author of a letter to the editor in Boulder’s Daily Camera that got a national media mention last week — for appearing to endorse outright violence against fracking operations — is the author of a pending statewide ballot issue to hike Colorado’s severance tax on oil and gas production. Reached by phone today, Andrew O’Connor, of Lafayette, unapologetically reiterated his hardline stance ... “I wouldn’t have a problem with a sniper shooting one of the workers”...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Shreveport VA Director Fired From Position Over Misconduct

    04/29/2017 2:18:01 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Daily Caller News ^ | 04/29/2017 | Jonah Bennett
    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has fired Toby Mathew from the position of Shreveport VA medical center director after transferring him to another facility in a non-supervisory role. Aaron Robison, an attorney at the VA’s Office of General Counsel, stated that Mathew was removed from his position on April 13 “based on charges related to general misconduct, and failure to follow policy and provide effective oversight of the Center’s credentialing and privileging program,” ... This man displays ALL the signs and symptoms of someone suffering from extreme, malignant narcissism ... Shea Wilkes, a well-known whistleblower at the Shreveport VA,...
  • The Phantom' serial killer of children out of prison, living in Tucson

    04/29/2017 12:23:25 PM PDT · by exbrit · 35 replies
    AZFamily.com ^ | 4/27/17 | Not specified
    Link only Serial child killer released in Tucson AZ
  • Antifa Leftists Threaten to Stab Republicans, Post Trump Assassination Pictures on Facebook Page

    04/29/2017 12:18:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 103 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 26, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    Antifa upped their threats in Portland this week in Portland. The “Antifa” Communist group managed to get an entire parade and carnival canceled in Portland this weekend due to their threats. Antifa promised to rush the parade and beat the Multnomah County Republicans who were attending the annual event. That’s not all… The group threatened to stab Republicans. They also have Trump assassination photos on their Facebook page. Festival people decided to cancel the entire weekend of activities due to the threats of violence by the leftist group.
  • Weekly Update: Grand Jury Investigated Hillary Clinton

    04/29/2017 11:17:11 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 28, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Hundreds Vote Illegally in North Carolina after Court Bans Election Integrity Law FBI Court Filing Reveals Grand Jury Targeted Hillary Clinton JW Goes To Federal Court Monday on Another Obama Administration Email Scandal Hundreds Vote Illegally in North Carolina after Court Bans Election Integrity Law Obama Justice Department holdovers must be pleased with their work. In July 2016, they were successful in undoing North Carolina’s voter integrity laws in order to allow all manner of illegal voters the ability to cast ballots. Our Corruption Chronicles blog tells the story . Less than a year after a federal appellate court...