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  • Ghislaine Maxwell brought Bill Clinton to Jeffrey Epstein: report

    07/21/2019 6:25:30 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | 7/21/2019 | Bruce Golding
    Former President Bill Clinton’s connection to since-convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein was established through British heiress and longtime Epstein pal Ghislaine Maxwell, who also became a friend of former first daughter Chelsea, according to a new report Sunday. Clinton’s family grew close with Maxwell after Clinton left office in early 2001, Politico reported. “The Clintons were relatively intimate with her,” a friend of Maxwell’s told the Web site. A person familiar with the relationship also described Maxwell as “the contact between Epstein and Clinton.” “She ended up being close to the family because she and Chelsea ended up becoming close,” the...
  • For the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortezs & Shehla Rashids, Trump and Modi have the same playbook

    07/21/2019 5:38:47 PM PDT · by cold start · 3 replies
    The Print ^ | 20th July 2019 | ABHIJIT IYER-MITRA
    Like Modi, Trump is probably headed to a victory with a bigger margin with this strategy and the Democrats are waltzing into the trap. This week saw some remarkable political manoeuvring from US President Donald Trump. The question is, what do we make of his “go back” tweets on the four Congresswomen – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley and Ilhan Omar? Is it the new normal in US politics, where accusations of racism fly thick and fast and where not-so-racist House Speaker Nancy Pelosi prefers aligning with the extreme-Left against a more-racist Trump? When Nancy Pelosi herself was called...
  • Mob boss killed by conspiracy-obsessed Trump fan, court records show

    07/21/2019 5:23:28 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 21, 2019 06:27 PM | Ellie Bufkin
    According to court documents filed in New York on Friday, the March shooting death of prominent Gambino crime family boss Francesco 'Franky Boy' Cali was not a mob hit at all, as had previously been assumed. Cali was allegedly shot by 24-year-old Anthony Comello in the Todt Hill section of Staten Island on March 13 this year, but Comello was not acting on the orders of one of the five major New York crime families. In fact, Comello seemed simply to be a man who lived with his parents and was obsessed with President Trump and a far-right conspiracy theory...
  • Jeffrey Epstein Pitched a New Narrative. These Sites Published It.

    07/21/2019 5:21:57 PM PDT · by gaijin · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 21st, 2019 | Tiffany Tsu
    After Jeffrey Epstein got out of the Palm Beach County Jail in 2009, having served 13 months out of an 18-month sentence resulting from a plea deal that has been widely criticized, he began a media campaign to change his public image.
  • Russian capsule carrying 3 docks with space station

    07/21/2019 5:15:01 PM PDT · by Innovative · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 20, 2019 | AP
    A Russian space capsule with three astronauts aboard has docked with the International Space Station after a fast-track trip to the orbiting laboratory. The Soyuz capsule docked at 22:48 GMT Saturday, just six hours and 20 minutes after blasting off from Russia’s launch complex in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The launch took place on the 50th anniversary of the day U.S. astronauts landed on the moon. The capsule is carrying Andrew Morgan of the United States on his first spaceflight, Russian Alexander Skvortsov on his third mission to the space station and Italian Luca Parmitano.
  • Exclusive: Gulf Cartel Leader Caught Sneaking Across Texas Border

    07/21/2019 5:14:32 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 July 2019 | ILDEFONSO ORTIZ and BRAND
    BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Federal authorities arrested a leading lieutenant with Mexico’s Gulf Cartel in Texas after he illegally snuck across the Rio Grande to enter the United States. Law enforcement agents with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) had their sights on the cartel cell leader for some time in connection with multiple drug shipments allegedly linked to him. U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested Rene “El Diablo” Garcia Cantu near La Paloma, Texas, after he illegally entered the country in a remote rural area. During a background check, agents determined that Garcia Cantu is the target of an ongoing DEA...
  • Alleged ISIS Sniper Entered U.S. from Kazakhstan on ‘Diversity Visa Lottery’

    07/21/2019 5:07:16 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 July 2019 | John Binder
    A man charged with joining the Islamic State (ISIS) as a sniper and firearms instructor originally came to the United States through the “Diversity Visa Lottery,” a program responsible for bringing more than half a million randomly chosen foreign nationals to the country in a single decade. Ruslan Maratovich Asainov, 42-years-old, was charged last week in a Brooklyn, New York, federal court for aiding ISIS in 2013 when he allegedly traveled to Turkey and Syria to fight for the terrorist group. Asainov, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) agency has confirmed, first arrived in the U.S. through the...
  • Judge halts Democrats' subpoenas of Trump Org docs in emoluments case

    07/21/2019 5:07:07 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/19/2019 | Katelyn Polantz
    Washington (CNN)A federal judge Friday paused congressional Democrats' subpoenas of Trump Organization financial records, 10 days before the records were due in a lawsuit over whether President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution. The delay is a win for Trump, even if temporary. He's attempting -- and so far has succeeded -- to hold off multiple subpoenas from the Democrats that could divulge secrets about his company and assets. Judge Emmet Sullivan made the decision Friday shortly after the appeals court above him said it wanted to hear the emoluments case. The case had been progressing, with the Democrats sending...
  • Chris Wallace Grills Stephen Miller: There’s ‘No Question’ Trump Is ‘Stoking Racial Divisions’

    07/21/2019 4:54:13 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 57 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 07/21/2018 | Ken Meyer
    Fox News’ Chris Wallace put Stephen Miller to the grindstone on Sunday when he pressed the White House senior policy adviser on President Donald Trump‘s repeated attacks on Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, and Ayanna Pressley.
  • A Royal Navy warship tried to stop Iran from seizing a British tanker, leaked audio reveals.

    07/21/2019 4:51:40 PM PDT · by Hadean · 27 replies ^ | July 21, 2019 | Liz Sly, William Booth
    DUBAI —A British warship tried but failed to prevent Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps from seizing a British tanker in the Strait of Hormuz last week, intercepted radio communications show, fueling a wave of recriminations in London on Sunday over who was to blame for the incident last week. In recordings obtained by the shipping consultancy Dryad Global and posted on its website Sunday, a member of the Revolutionary Guard is heard ordering the British-flagged Stena Impero tanker to divert course toward Iran. “Alter your course,” the man says. “If you obey you will be safe.” A British naval officer...
  • Groups exchange gunfire near Theater on the Lake in Lincoln Park, sending 7 to hospitals

    07/21/2019 4:35:30 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7-20-19 | CHARLES J. JOHNSON
    According to Chicago police, a “group of individuals” was walking toward the lakefront while another group was leaving at about 3:30 a.m., near the intersection of Fullerton Avenue and Lake Shore Drive. A verbal altercation broke out between the groups and escalated to gunfire, with individuals from both groups firing handguns at one another. Seven individuals were struck by gunfire and transported to area hospitals, police said, and Area North detectives are currently investigating. Two males and a female, all in their mid- to late-20s, were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition with gunshot wounds to their legs,...
  • Musicologist Backs Up Copyright Infringement Claim Against Katy Perry...

    07/21/2019 4:17:27 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    Billboard ^ | 7/20/19 | Chris Eggertsen
    Expert witness Todd Decker alleges “five or six points of similarity" between Perry's 2013 hit [Dark Horse] and the 2008 Christian rap song "Joyful Noise." Day two of the copyright infringement trial over Katy Perry’s 2013 single “Dark Horse” was characterized by more than one instance of live singing, but it wasn’t the pop star who was giving the performance. Instead, Todd Decker -- a musicologist and professor who serves as the chair of music at Washington University in St. Louis -- belted out some tunes during his testimony on Friday (July 19). Serving as the plaintiffs' expert witness, Decker...
  • Woman Forced To Close Business After Refusing To Wax Male Genitals Of Transgender Person

    07/21/2019 3:51:01 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 45 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | July 21, 2019 | Amanda Prestigiacomo
    A Brazilian immigrant living in Canada was forced to close up her small business after refusing to wax the male genitals of transgender LGBT activist Jessica Yaniv, formerly known as Jonathan Yaniv. Citing discrimination based on gender identity, Yaniv filed a complaint with the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal seeking financial restitution. The activist has filed complaints against 15 other estheticians with the tribunal, claiming "gender identity" discrimination, as well, The Daily Wire reported last year. [Snip] During tribunal proceedings on Wednesday, Da Silva said the complaint from Yaniv forced her to close shop, the outlet noted. "Some of my...
  • GOP investigators seek Nellie Ohr's research for Fusion GPS on Trump family

    07/21/2019 3:48:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/19/19 | Daniel Chaitin
    Nellie Ohr, the wife of Justice Department official Bruce Ohr, is under scrutiny again. GOP lawmakers in the House seek Ohr's opposition research on members of the Trump family, according to Fox News. In testimony to lawmakers late last year, Ohr said she gathered information during the 2016 campaign about President Trump, his wife Melania Trump, and his children for Fusion GPS, the same opposition research firm that was paid by the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign for British ex-spy Christopher Steele's anti-Trump dossier. The Republican investigators want to know if Ohr's Trump family research made it...
  • How Democrats Defeat Donald Trump

    07/21/2019 3:48:16 PM PDT · by Innovative · 37 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 20, 2019 | Frank Bruni
    Stop talking so much about the America that he’s destroying. Save your breath for the America you want to create. Surprise, surprise: Donald Trump has no bottom. Just when you think he has sunk as low as he can, he stages a rally like that atrocity in North Carolina on Wednesday night and sinks lower. But the key takeaway isn’t that he’s a demagogue or a racist: These were facts put into evidence long ago. It’s that Democrats can’t afford to take unnecessary risks, dream deferrable dreams and engage in avoidable distractions as they set about the urgent work of...
  • Museum Fire Flagstaff AZ

    07/21/2019 3:41:56 PM PDT · by crz · 20 replies
    azfamily,com ^ | 07.21.19 | crz
    FLAGSTAFF, AZ (3TV/CBS 5)-- Fire crews are battling a new fire north of Flagstaff. The "Museum Fire", located just two miles north of Flagstaff, was reported just before 11 a.m. Sunday and so far has burned more than 200 acres.
  • Ivanka Trump trolled after getting a new dog: 'If it was a brown dog, would you put it in a cage?'

    07/21/2019 3:41:22 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 49 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 21, 2019 | Erin Donnelly
    The Trump brood just got a little bigger. Ivanka Trump announced on social media Saturday that her family has welcomed a snow-white pup into their home to mark daughter Arabella’s 8th birthday. The mother of three didn’t clarify what breed the dog, named Winter, is, though many breeders have speculated that it’s a pomsky, a cross between a Pomeranian and a Siberian husky. While the first daughter called Winter a "birthday dream come true" for her eldest child, the pooch isn't getting the warmest welcome from commenters on the internet, who are throwing some serious side eye at it's stark-white...
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  • Cali wildfire bailout results in electric rates 70% higher than national average

    07/21/2019 2:06:30 PM PDT · by upchuck · 74 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 21, 2019 | Chriss Street
    California’s proposed $26 billion bailout of bankrupt PG&E’s wildfire liability will push the state’s average residential electric rates to 70 percent higher than national average. California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill on July 18 that supposedly will share equally between Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) shareholders and its customer the estimated $21 billion liability for 2017 and 2018 wildfire losses. The deal is also contingent on PG&E and the state’s other two investor-owned utilities, Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas, contribute another $5 billion to cover losses. According to the latest U.S. Energy Information Agency report, California’s residential...
  • Trump crashes MAGA-themed wedding, prompting ‘USA’ chants

    07/21/2019 2:04:54 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 50 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/21/2019 | Mark Moore
    President Trump made a guest appearance at a wedding at his Bedminster, NJ, golf resort on Saturday that left the bride and groom chanting “USA! USA!” The president, who’s spending the weekend at the resort, walked into the wedding reception for Nicole Marie and PJ Mongelli, according to video of the event. As the crowed roared and turned their phone’s cameras on the president, he motioned for the couple to come to him. Trump, wearing a dark suit without a tie, put his arms around the two as they took part in the “USA” chants, thrusting their arms in the...