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  • 13-year-old girl beheaded after seeing grandmother killed in Alabama cemetery

    07/13/2018 10:37:28 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 58 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | July 13, 2018 | Crystal Bonvillian
    OWENS CROSS ROADS, Ala. - An Alabama 13-year-old found dead in a wooded area last month was beheaded after she saw two men stab her grandmother to death, an investigator testified Thursday. The grisly details of Mariah Lopez’s slaying came out during the preliminary hearing of Yoni Martinez Aguilar, AL.com reported. Aguilar, 26, and Israel Gonzalez Palomino, 34, are each charged with two counts of capital murder in the deaths of Lopez and her 49-year-old grandmother and legal guardian, Oralia Mendoza. Palomino is also charged with possession of methamphetamine. Members of the middle schooler’s family wept as Investigator Stacy Rutherford...
  • You have Nothing to Fear from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

    07/14/2018 4:58:20 PM PDT · by Salman · 25 replies
    The Thinkery (YouTube Channel) ^ | Jul 3, 2018 | Carl Benjamin
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQF8jKhkM0I
  • Red-state Dem tells Schumer to 'kiss my you know what' on Supreme Court vote

    07/14/2018 9:59:05 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/14/18 | Avery Anapol
    Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin (W. Va.) had strong words for Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (N.Y.) efforts to unify the party against President Trump’s Supreme Court pick. Manchin suggested to Politico that Schumer does not have any influence over whether or not he supports Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination. “I’ll be 71 years old in August, you’re going to whip me? Kiss my you know what,” Manchin told Politico, referring to whipping votes among the party caucus. Schumer has spoken out harshly against Kavanaugh and vowed to oppose him “with everything I’ve got.” Democrats will need at least two GOP votes, in...
  • Ocasio-Cortez to campaign with Bernie Sanders in Kansas

    07/14/2018 10:06:05 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/14/18 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    Congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will travel to Kansas together next week to campaign for a pair of candidates in the state, according to The Washington Post. The pair will start off in Wichita, Kansas on July 20 to campaign for James Thompson in the state’s 4th district. From there they’ll head to outside Kansas City to support former Sanders delegate Brent Welder, who is running for the Democratic nomination in the 3rd congressional district. Sanders told The Post that he and Ocasio-Cortez, a self-identified democratic socialist, organized the trip after realizing they both wanted...
  • WeWork is banning meat

    07/13/2018 10:52:10 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 83 replies
    CNN Money ^ | July 13, 2018 | Sara Ashley O'Brien
    WeWork is going meat-free and taking every one of its employees with it. The startup cited environmental concerns in announcing its immediate company-wide ban on meat. In an email sent Thursday, WeWork cofounder Miguel McKelvey told his 6,000 or so employees the company will no longer serve meat at employee events or reimburse them for meals that include red meat, poultry and pork. It's a bold move for the real estate behemoth believed to be worth $20 billion -- and the most assertive in a series of recent steps large companies have taken to promote sustainability.
  • 2018: Democrats lead GOP by 12 million registered voters, 40% D, 29% R, 28% I

    07/13/2018 2:22:05 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 92 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 13, 2018 | Paul Bedard
    Democrats hold a massive voter lead in states that require party registration, a gap of 12 million that could be key to whether the party takes control of the House and Senate in the fall midterm congressional elections, according to a new analysis. Overall, 40 percent of voters in 31 party registration states are Democrats, 29 percent are Republicans, and 28 percent are independents, according to a new report of July numbers from the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics. The states include several with key battles over House seats such as California, New York, Florida, and Pennsylvania. The lead...
  • After latest indictments, Schumer calls on Trump to cancel summit with Putin

    07/13/2018 10:52:13 AM PDT · by advance_copy · 96 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/13/18 | John Wagner
    Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer on Friday called on President Trump to cancel his summit with Russian President Vladi­mir Putin in the wake 12 Russian intelligence officers being charged with conspiring to hack Democrats during the 2016 presidential campaign. “Glad-handing with Vladimir Putin on the heels of these indictments would be an insult to our democracy,” Schumer (N.Y.) said in a statement less than an hour after Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein detailed the new charges at a midday news conference. Trump is scheduled to meet with Putin on Monday in Helsinki. During a joint news conference Friday...
  • Democratic Congressmen ...THEIR ‘Abolish ICE’ Bill — Say They’ll Vote No

    07/12/2018 9:56:42 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 07/12/2018 | Molly Prince
    Actual title: Democratic Congressmen Accuse Paul Ryan Of Political Stunt For Calling For Vote On THEIR ‘Abolish ICE’ Bill — Say They’ll Vote No Three Democratic congressmen declared on Thursday that they will vote “no” on their own legislation if House Speaker Paul Ryan puts their bill on the floor. Reps. Mark Pocan of Wisconsin, Pramila Jayapal of Washington and Adriano Espaillat of New York introduced the Establishing a Humane Immigration Enforcement Act earlier Thursday, which would abolish ICE within one year of enactment, and also assemble a commission tasked with setting up a new immigration enforcement agency. .... The...
  • Ex-New York Chief Judge: It's time to end cash bail

    07/13/2018 10:43:56 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jonathan Limpan
    As the former chief judge of New York, I have seen that money bail doesn’t work. In New York, like most states, a person who is charged with a crime can be required to put down money as bail, serving as collateral to ensure he or she returns to court. If you can pay, you go home. If you can’t, you go to jail. In other words, if you are wealthy, you can fight your charges from home with the help of high-end lawyers. If you aren’t, you may have to defend yourself from behind bars, represented by a public...
  • New York Gov. Cuomo’s ever-escalating pro-abortion campaign

    07/13/2018 10:34:26 AM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    National Right to Life ^ | July 12, 2018 | Dave Andrusko
    Yesterday we posted about uber-ambitious New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is furiously trying to out-promise a fellow pro-abortion Democrat running for governor in his commitment to extending , amplifying, and expanding abortion. Cuomo holds a press conference Monday warning state Senate Republicans to immediately reconvene to pass the “Reproductive Health Act” which is even more radical than Roe. If not, he threatened, voters will send Senate Republicans packing. (The state Assembly is safely in the hands of pro-abortion Democrats.) Tuesday gubernatorial rival Cynthia Nixon does Cuomo one better at her rally. Waving a coat hanger (these people are nothing...
  • Feud erupts between Dem socialist Ocasio-Cortez and defeated Rep. Joe Crowley

    07/13/2018 12:02:58 AM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/12/18 | Alex Pappas
    So much for Democrats coming together in New York’s 14th congressional district. A feud erupted Thursday on Twitter between Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and outgoing Democratic Rep. Joseph Crowley -- the longtime congressman Ocasio-Cortez shockingly defeated in New York’s primaries last month. The victor claimed the incumbent is now mounting a third-party bid. “.@repjoecrowley stated on live TV that he would absolutely support my candidacy,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Thursday. “Instead, he’s stood me up for all 3 scheduled concession calls.” The 28-year-old progressive Democrat added: “Now, he’s mounting a 3rd party challenge against me and the Democratic Party- and against the...
  • KAVANAUGH THREATENS THE LEFT’S RIGHT TO CHEAT

    07/12/2018 5:39:27 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 13 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 11 July 2018 | Ann Coulter
    The fact that the media responded to the nomination of a Supreme Court justice by obsessively covering Paul Manafort, Michael Flynn, Russia and NATO proves that Trump has checkmated them with Brett Kavanaugh. Liberals know they can't stop Kavanaugh's confirmation, so they'd just as soon not hear any news about it at all. Please cheer us up with stories about Paul Manafort's solitary confinement! But there was one very peculiar reaction to the nomination. The nut wing of the Democratic Party instantly denounced Kavanaugh by claiming that his elevation to the high court would threaten all sorts of "rights." Sen....
  • Man is 'stabbed by multiple people' on a busy Manhattan street in broad daylight

    07/12/2018 4:47:33 PM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    A man has reportedly been injured in a knife attack by multiple people in broad daylight on a busy Manhattan street. The incident was reported at 1.30pm on Thursday in Greenwich Village. A 911 caller told police that several suspects were involved during the attack outside 11 W 14th Street. The suspects reportedly fled in a white Mercedes-Benz with New York license plates. Police are currently canvassing the area for suspects and have requested an ambulance for someone with an injury to the face. This story is developing.
  • Hearing with FBI agent goes off the rails after GOP congressman asks...

    07/12/2018 3:49:04 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 114 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 12, 2018
    Hearing with FBI agent goes off the rails after GOP congressman asks how many times he lied to his wife about cheating on her A congressional hearing devolved into chaos Thursday afternoon when Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas attacked FBI agent Peter Strzok over his extramarital affair with FBI lawyer Lisa Page. While accusing Strzok of lying under oath, Gohmert said, "I can't help but wonder when I see you looking there with a little smirk, how many times did you look so innocently into your wife's eye and lied to her about Lisa Page?" The House chamber quickly broke...
  • Ocasio-Cortez Highlights How Third-Party Quirks Can Muddle Elections

    07/12/2018 4:46:37 AM PDT · by proxy_user · 7 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 11 2018 | Lisa Foderaro
    ..... Even in Ms. Ocasio-Cortez’s district, the Working Families Party line was won by Mr. Crowley, who had secured that party’s endorsement. Bill Lipton, state director of the Working Families Party, said he immediately reached out to Mr. Crowley’s campaign to request that he vacate the line. To Mr. Lipton’s chagrin, his campaign declined; Mr. Crowley will remain on the ballot in November. “You’d think that given the moment we’re in,” said Mr. Lipton, “that Democratic leaders would want to help progressive forces to unite.” Asked about Mr. Crowley’s plans regarding the Working Families Party line, a campaign spokeswoman said...
  • NYT: Rosenstein asks prosecutors to help review Kavanaugh documents

    07/11/2018 4:41:43 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 78 replies
    Axios ^ | 11 Jul 2018 | Khorri Atkinson
    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has asked the offices of all 93 U.S. attorneys to each provide up to three federal prosecutors to assist the Justice Department in reviewing government records of President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the New York Times reports, citing a letter it obtained. Why it matters: The Times notes that this is an unusual move because department attorneys are not typically responsible for carrying out such a task. "The production of documents could slow down a confirmation hearing that has already shaped up as a sharp partisan battle. Democratic lawmakers say they want to...
  • DHS Refuses to ‘Reunite’ Children with Adults Who Aren’t Their Parents

    07/11/2018 1:35:44 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 27 replies
    https://www.breitbart.com/ ^ | 10 Jul 2018 | IAN MASON
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) held a joint call Tuesday to announce their efforts to comply with a June 26 federal court ruling mandating children under five years old in HHS custody be “reunited” with parents if they were separated at the border. U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw, in response to an American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) lawsuit, set a July 10 deadline to reunite the families and refused to provide additional time for the government to use DNA testing to determine if the people in question are even the 102...
  • Democratic candidate says Israel committing 'genocide'

    07/11/2018 1:12:45 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/7/18
    A Democratic candidate for a seat in the California state assembly blames Israel for committing genocide against the Palestinians and has offered her support for anti-Semitic Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. Maria Estrada, a candidate for California’s District 63 representing the southeast suburbs of Los Angeles, garnered the second most votes, some 28 percent, in a top-two primary on June 5 for the November election. She will run against incumbent and fellow Democrat Anthony Rendon, who also serves as Speaker of the California State Assembly. In an op-ed published in the Los Angeles Jewish Journal, Rabbi Abraham Cooper and...
  • Lara Prychenko: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know [Trash Compactor death]

    07/11/2018 2:34:43 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 56 replies
    heavy.com ^ | 07/11/2018 | Staff
    Lara Prychenko, 48, was found dead on Tuesday afternoon, stuffed in a trash compactor at a 29-story condominium tower in Manhattan, according to the NYPD. Her death is a mystery, and the story quickly gained attention because Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin owned an apartment there. Here’s what we know so far about Prychenko and what happened. 1. Lara Prychenko Was a Resident of the Zeckendorf Towers, Where an Employee Found Her Body A building employee found Lara Prychenko stuffed inside a trash compactor early on Tuesday night, ABC News reported. She was later identified by police as a resident...
  • Woman found dead in trash compactor of swanky NYC apartment building

    07/11/2018 2:12:24 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 113 replies
    nypost.com ^ | July 10, 2018 | 10:23pm | Updated | By Joe Marino
    A woman was found dead inside the trash compactor of a swanky Union Square apartment building on Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. Cops and paramedics responded to Zeckendorf Towers at 1 Irving Place at 4:55 p.m. and “discovered a 48-year-old female unconscious and unresponsive inside a trash compactor,” according to an NYPD statement. She was pronounced dead at the scene.