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  • Ninth Circuit gives green light for much larger travel ban (Yes, you read that correctly)

    06/24/2017 6:40:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 24, 2017 | Nolan Rappaport
    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a new decision on President Donald Trump ’s March 6 Executive Order 13780, “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States.” The court affirmed the portions of the district court injunction that apply to the 90-day, six-country travel ban, but it vacated the portions of the injunction that relate to the government doing an internal review of its vetting procedures, which could lead to a much larger ban based on a different criterion. The Trump exception According to University of Chicago law professor Eric Posner, the courts are creating...
  • New law allows police to spy on encrypted messaging services [Germany]

    06/24/2017 5:44:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 23 June 2017 09:32 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Germany on Thursday passed a controversial new law that expands the power of authorities to spy on the content of encrypted message services such as WhatsApp and Skype. Amid the wave of jihadist attacks in Europe, German lawmakers voted in favor of the law designed “to reinforce the effectiveness of criminal procedures”. German investigators will now be able to insert into users’ cellphones and computers spy software (or a “Trojan horse”) to access data in encrypted message services such as popular applications WhatsApp and Skype, including as part of criminal investigations. Up to now, such surveillance tools were not authorized...
  • Pelosi confronts Dem backlash from the young and the restless (overdone Nanzi?)

    06/24/2017 4:52:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/23/17
    Nancy Pelosi’s problem inside the Democratic caucus isn’t going away – as a new generation of lawmakers starts to openly question her leadership in the wake of consecutive special election losses. The long-reigning House Democratic leader remained defiant at a press conference Thursday, saying she thrives on “competition” and touting her skills as a “master legislator” and “politically astute leader.” But inside the rank-and-file, members are getting restless and the call for Pelosi to depart is louder than ever.
  • Losing: The Failing New York Times Set to Lay Off More Staff, Including Reporters

    06/24/2017 4:07:40 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Jun 2017 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    Peddling fake news does not, in fact, equate to a long-term successful business strategy, reporters for The New York Times are learning the hard way. The Gray Lady, which many in the media class consider the pinnacle of the information business, is struggling so much financially that reporters are expected to be laid off from the publication, along with many editors, the New York Post reports. “Reporters at the New York Times could soon be ‘vulnerable’ to the ax,” the Post’s Keith Kelly wrote. “If the ongoing round of voluntary buyouts being offered to editing staff does not get enough...
  • If John Cunningham is not safe, no one is safe

    06/24/2017 3:28:52 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 90 replies
    http://www.bostonglobe.com ^ | June 20, 2017 | By Kevin Cullen
    They came for John Cunningham on a sunny evening last week, showing up at his house in Brighton like early dinner guests. They were federal immigration agents, and they were there to throw John Cunningham out of the country he has called home for 18 years. John Cunningham, 38, has an electrical contracting business. He has paid taxes. He has done much to improve the lives of those around him.
  • mom charged with in deaths of two children she 'left them in a hot car ...she smoked pot

    06/24/2017 3:15:33 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/24/17 | Keith Griffith
    A mother has been charged in the deaths of her two young children, after she allegedly left them in a hot car as punishment while she smoked pot and took a nap. Cynthia Marie Randolph, 25, was charged Friday with two counts of first-degree injury to a child causing serious bodily injury in Weathorford, Texas after her kids were found dead May 26.
  • Supreme Court: Immigrants Who Lie to Feds to Become Citizens May Lose Citizenship

    06/24/2017 11:32:02 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Jun 2017 | Ken Klukowski
    WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court on Thursday held that federal law authorizes courts to strip immigrant citizens of their U.S. citizenship if they obtained it as a result of making false statements to the federal government. Federal law found at 18 U.S.C. § 1425(a) makes it a crime to “knowingly procur[e], contrary to law, the naturalization of any person” to become a U.S. citizen. (“Naturalization” is the legal term for becoming a citizen.) Moreover, a second federal statute, 8 U.S.C. § 1451(e) adds that a foreigner who obtains U.S. citizenship through such a violation will lose that newly granted citizenship. Divna Maslenjak...
  • Weekly Update: Obama Advisor Susan Rice’s Unmasking Material is at the Obama Library

    06/24/2017 11:16:44 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 48 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 23, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Obama Advisor Susan Rice’s Unmasking Material is at the Obama Library Judicial Watch Sues for Obama Family Travel and Secret Service Costs President Trump: Please End the Obstruction on Benghazi Cover-up Documents Supreme Court to Hear Big Case Against Proposed Wisconsin Redistricting Obama Advisor Susan Rice’s Unmasking Material is at the Obama Library Your Judicial Watch performed a massive public service this week. We exposed how key Obama spying scandal documents, including the infamous Susan Rice unmasking records, were moved to the Obama Presidential Library. The National Security Council (NSC) informed us by letter on May 23, 2017, that...
  • Justice Department developing strategies to shut down ‘sanctuary cities’: report

    06/24/2017 9:55:09 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 24, 2017 | Brandon Carter
    President Trump’s Justice Department is exploring new ways to take down so-called “sanctuary cities” via legal methods, according to a new report. The Wall Street Journal reports that the DOJ is developing legal strategies to cancel out sanctuary cities across the country. The goal for DOJ would be to effectively force cities to comply with federal officials, according to the report. A senior DOJ attorney told the newspaper that the department is pursuing several different options. One option would see Justice officials argue that local police departments refusing to cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement illegally pre-empts federal law. Another...
  • Trump: 'Bothersome' that Mueller is 'very good friends' with Comey

    06/24/2017 9:46:25 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 29 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 6/24/17 | Eugene Scott
    (CNN)President Donald Trump said "we're going to have to see" when asked about the future of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is reportedly investigating whether Trump attempted to obstruct justice. "Well, he is very very good friends with (former FBI Director James) Comey, which is very bothersome," the President said in a Fox News clip that aired Thursday. "We're going to have to see." Trump fired Comey over dissatisfaction with how the FBI head was handling the investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein later appointed Mueller, a former FBI director, as special counsel...
  • The media plays dishonest numbers game with guns

    06/24/2017 8:54:27 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 24, 2017 | John R Lott Jr
    A brand new PEW Research Center survey last week shows that gun ownership by households is up to 42 percent — an increase of 5 percentage points in the past four years. Yet, few mainstream media outlets announced the increase. In fact, the media goes out of its way to find polls claiming that Americans are turning away from guns. In my book, "War on Guns" the impression, the impression given by the media is that gun owners are a small, fringe group. Maybe they are hoping that this will have an impact on policy. As General Social Survey director...
  • Parliament hit by cyber attack leaving MPs unable to access their emails remotely

    06/24/2017 8:15:25 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 13 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 24 JUNE 2017 • 4:10PM | Ben Riley-Smith, assistant political editor
    Parliament has been hit by a cyber attack that has left MPs unable to access their emails if not in Westminster. MPs were alerted to the hack on Friday night and have reported problems getting into their email accounts on Saturday. The attack comes just days after reports that passwords of ministers were being flogged online after hacking groups managed to gain access. The parliamentary authorities are working with the National Cyber Security Centre to protect the network and ascertain the scale of the damage.
  • Man fatally stabbed outside after leaving popular karaoke bar (Desperately Random)

    06/24/2017 7:29:52 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 37 replies
    Kiro7 ^ | 6-23-2017 | Staff
    ell KIRO 7 News that the 26-year-old man killed is Andrew Pimentel. He was hanging out and singing karaoke at Ozzie’s at First Avenue West and West Mercer Street went the three blocks to get Dick’s Drive-In about 2 a.m. Witnesses said the suspect, in an unprovoked attack, came across the street and plunged a large knife into Pimentel’s chest in the restaurant parking lot. Medics gave Pimentel first aid and then took him to Harborview Medical Center, where he died from his injuries. The suspect walked away from the scene.
  • TSA agent caught stealing cash from luggage at Orlando International Airport, cops say

    06/24/2017 4:25:51 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 81 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 23 Jun 17 | David Harris
    <p>A Transportation Security Administration employee was arrested Thursday after he was caught on video stealing cash from a bag going through screening at Orlando International Airport, Orlando police say.</p> <p>Alexander Shae Johnson, 22, who had been with TSA just a few months, was arrested on a charge of third-degree felony grand theft, records show.</p>
  • Trump: Obama administration knew about Russian election meddling before Nov. 8

    06/24/2017 2:59:07 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/23/17 | Mandy Mayfield
    President Trump said on Twitter Friday night that the Obama administration knew about Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election before Nov. 8 and did nothing."Just out: The Obama Administration knew far in advance of November 8th about election meddling by Russia. Did nothing about it. WHY?", Trump tweeted.The Washington Post released a report on Friday that said then-President Barack Obama was directly given information from the CIA in August of 2016 showing that Russian President Vladimir Putin gave specific instructions to his operatives to destroy the campaign of the Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton.Months after the former president was...
  • Nebraska Democratic Party official: 'I'm glad Scalise got shot. I wish he was (bleeping) dead'

    06/24/2017 2:46:43 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jun 23, 2017 | Melissa Quinn
    An official with the Nebraska Democratic Party was fired Thursday after an audio recording surfaced of him saying he was glad House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., was shot last week. "His whole job is to get people, convince Republicans to fu....
  • California Assembly leader shelves single-payer health plan (Commiecare dies again)

    06/24/2017 1:46:15 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    ABC News ^ | 6/23/17 | SOPHIA BOLLAG
    The prospects of a government-run health care system in California dimmed Friday when the leader of the state Assembly announced he doesn't plan to take up the single-payer bill this year. Speaker Anthony Rendon called the bill "woefully incomplete." "Even senators who voted for SB 562 noted there are potentially fatal flaws in the bill," the Los Angeles-area Democrat said in a statement. The bill, which has passed the Senate, lays out a plan for a government-run health system in California, but it doesn't include a way to pay for it. Rendon said the bill also doesn't adequately address delivery...
  • New York judge still rakes in $175K salary in jail

    06/24/2017 12:26:06 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 23, 2017 | Julia Marsh
    A New York judge is raking in $175,500-a-year in her state-taxpayer-funded salary — for sitting in jail. Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio has been locked up since June 5 for violating her parole for a DWI conviction. “You’re ruining my f–king life,” Astacio reportedly whined to cops when they found her behind the wheel of her car on the side of the highway around 8:00 a.m. on Feb. 13, 2016. She reeked of alcohol and refused a Breathalyzer, according to reports. Still she got off with a $500 fine, a one-year conditional discharge and an interlock device on her...
  • Full Press Conference Confession with U.S. Student Otto Frederick Warmbier in North Korea (video)

    06/23/2017 11:15:36 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 24 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | june 16, 2017
    (This is well worth watching for anyone interested in the story of Warmbier. It left me with a bunch of questions that should be investigated. There's more to this than what we've been led to believe. Right now I don't know what to believe. It sounds like stealing the slogan sign was much more than a stupid prank. Did he just make up the story of the Methodist church and the Z-society being involved? It's either the most bizarre and surreal conspiracy, or...?)
  • Public Accounts by Friends Show James Comey Leaked While FBI Director

    06/23/2017 6:52:29 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 30 replies
    Breithbart ^ | June 22, 2017 | Kristina Wong
    James Comey may have misled senators on May 3, when he testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee that he had never been an anonymous source in news reports related to the Russia investigation. By that time, he had already leaked several private conversations he had with President Trump to his friend Benjamin Wittes, editor-in-chief of the blog Lawfare and former editorial writer for the Washington Post.