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Dec 13 04:11

Doug Jones Beats Roy Moore In Alabama Senate Election

As the future of the United States of America hangs in the balance, the Republicans predictably cowered to the latest Democrat smear attempts in the Alabama Senate election.

Dec 13 02:14

Trump Nominee Has History of Suing Colleges Over Israel Boycotts

Kenneth Marcus says schools that allow BDS protests should lose federal funding. How is this not a violation of the First Amendment?

On Wednesday, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions will likely make the wrong decision on Kenneth Marcus.

Marcus is Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) at the Department of Education.>>>

Dec 13 01:54

Israel Retaliates With Airstrikes as Hamas Announces Third Intifada

Hamas has announced the beginning of the third “intifada” following Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. It didn’t take long for Israel to respond.

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Dec 13 01:37

Ron Paul: ‘US govt equates American people to enemy when it hides troops’ whereabouts’

Lack of accountability on the whereabouts of the US troops was not very surprising, Paul believes, as it had become a “routine thing” over the past years. The situation, however, has alarmingly worsened during the first months of Donald Trump’s presidency.

“The President had stated he wants to keep everything under his vest, because he doesn’t want people [to] know, and he believes its proper policy,” Paul said. “The Constitution says he’s not allowed to send troops around the world without the people and the Congress knowing about it.”

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Dec 13 01:26

Trump signs $700bn military funding bill

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Dec 12 21:10

Alabaster woman suspects voter suppression at polls today

Brittany Melton, a web designer in Alabaster, Ala., said she got to her voting precinct to find she'd been added to the inactive voter list despite having voted in the senate primary.

Dec 12 20:39

These Alabamians voting for the first time is pure joy

Thousands of previously disenfranchised Americans are casting their ballot for the first time across Alabama today.

In May of this year, Gov. Kay Ivey (R) signed the Definition of Moral Turpitude Act into law, effectively enfranchising former felons previously barred by the Alabama constitution from voting. A similar effort was made by Democrats in Virginia this year, granting tens of thousands of Virginians the right to vote for the first time in November.

The Alabama special election has been mired scandal involving the number sexual misconduct allegations against the Republican candidate, Judge Roy Moore. This, however, is a bright light in what was often a disturbing campaign.

Dec 12 18:52

DOJ Wall Street – Get Rich Quick – Revolving Door$

By Aaron Kesel

This is the fourth part of an investigative series concerning the troubling matter of Wall Street crimes protected by federal agents switching sides to protect their secret buddies’ “bizness” schemes by conflict of interests and “revolving doors.”

In this segment, we’ll look into apparent acts of federal agents’ incompetence, willful blindness and observable acts of clear duplicity.

Today we will be looking at what are known as Deferred Prosecution Agreements. (“Defers”) aren’t even slaps on the wrists, because those fines are paid by the stockholders and not Wall Street executives who should be convicted...

Dec 12 17:25

The Gun Bill That Is Going Through Congress Could Significantly Increase The Number Of Americans Banned From Buying Guns

When news that a “concealed-carry reciprocity law” had been passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, gun owners all over the nation rejoiced. 

Dec 12 17:00

Federal Government Continues to Argue in Favor of Indefinitely Detaining an American Citizen

By Derrick Broze

On Monday a federal judge challenged the U.S. government to justify the continued imprisonment of an American citizen who has been denied access to a lawyer for over three months.

Washington D.C. - U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan has expressed skepticism and frustration over the U.S. government's arguments for detaining an American citizen for three months. On Monday, at the latest hearing in the case of American Civil Liberties Union v. Mattis, the Justice Department argued that the court had no authority to rule on wartime detentions by U.S. military in an overseas conflict zone. Judge Chutkan seemed to lean in favor of the ACLU's argument that the man should have access to a lawyer, which he has been denied thus far...

Dec 12 16:37

Public Enemy No. 1: Walls Closing In On Peter Strzok As Questions Arise Over His Involvement In FISA Application

Over the past 10 days we've learned a lot about FBI agent Peter Strzok, a man who very likely would have lived the remainder of his life in relative obscurity as an FBI counterintelligence agent but for his sudden dismissal from Special Counsel Mueller's "Russian Collusion" investigation.

As we noted on December 2nd (see: Mueller's Top FBI Agent Probing Clinton Emails, Russian-Collusion "Removed" After Anti-Trump Texts Found), Strzok's life became far more complicated when it was revealed that his dismissal from Mueller's team was linked to the discovery of multiple "anti-Trump text messages" shared with a colleague...a colleague with whom he happened to be having an extramarital affair.

Dec 12 16:36

McCabe Cancels Testimony, Something "Far More Sinister" With Fusion GPS

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe abruptly cancelled his closed door testimony in front of the House Intelligence Committee as news emerged that the wife of Senior DOJ official Bruce Ohr worked for Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm which assembled the infamous "Trump dossier." Ohr was demoted last week after allegedly trying to conceal his contacts with Fusion.

Dec 12 16:31

The GOP Tax Bill Eliminates Critical Deductions for Disaster Victims

If devastating wildfires sweep across California again next year—not unlikely considering even Governor Jerry Brown has called it the “new normal”—the hardest hit may not be eligible for the same support as they are this year, thanks to the GOP’s fast-moving tax bill.

As Congress pushes full steam ahead with its controversial plan to cut taxes (mostly for the wealthy and corporations), analysts are finally getting a chance to look at the impact such drastic measures would have on the majority of Americans. One major issue is how the plan would limit taxpayers’ ability to write off damages from future disasters.

Dec 12 16:05

IDF Officials Arrested Over Alleged $28 Million Scam

Almost two dozen senior Israel Defense Force service members, Defense Ministry officials and technology company employees were put in handcuffs on Tuesday for allegedly stealing $28 million, or 100 million new Israeli shekels, from the government, the Times of Israel reported.
The scheme to steal taxpayer funds allegedly involved the suspects billing Israel's Defense Ministry for telecom projects that never happened or were only partially complete.

Dec 12 15:36

House Passes 'Combating Anti-Semitism Act Of 2017' To Expand Hate Crime Laws, Penalties

Even though hundreds of death threats called into Jewish centers last year were shown to be carried out by an Israeli-American teenager living in Israel, the House just voted 402-2 in favor of the "Combating Anti-Semitism Act of 2017" to expand hate crime laws and penalties against "religiously affiliated institutions."

The only two congressmen to vote against the act were libertarian republicans Justin Amash and Thomas Massie who have actual principles and care about the Constitution.

Dec 12 15:06

Woman Offered $200,000 to File Sex Charges on Trump

Well, here it comes. The desperate Democrats are getting set up now for their final push in their weak attempt to bounce Pres. Trump out of office. They have gotten rid of two of their most problematic members of Congress in hopes that this will set a sufficient precedent in the public mind too then use it against Trump.

Dec 12 14:02

One Year Into Office, President Trump is Winning, and Here’s Why That’s a Bad Thing

“This is one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to write and admit. Trump is winning.”

Dec 12 13:29

Probe of FBI agent has devastating effect on D.C. drug cases

The way federal authorities told it, the 14 people were dangerous drug dealers who brought large quantities of heroin to D.C. streets. They were an older crew, but what they lacked in youthful energy they made up for in sophistication. They sometimes talked in code, referring to the drugs they sold as “hamburgers” or “doughnuts” to evade detection.

And now, it seems, after being caught in an elaborate federal sting, they will all be back on the streets.

Federal prosecutors are working to dismantle the case — which U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. hailed less than a year ago as an example of law enforcement taking “another step toward making our community safer” — because the investigation was tainted by the possible misconduct of an FBI agent.

On Friday, a federal judge threw out the charges against 13 of the 14 defendants, at prosecutors’ request, and he is expected to terminate the charges against the last defendant soon.

Dec 12 13:25

FLASHBACK - FBI Agent Pleads Guilty to Falsifying Records, Stealing Drug Evidence

An ex-FBI agent appeared in federal court Tuesday to plead guilty to 64 charges of obstruction of justice, falsifying records, heroin possession and conversion of property -- charges prosecutors say may land him more than seven years in prison.

Matthew Lowry, 33, formerly a special agent with the agency's Washington field office, tampered with hundreds of grams of heroin seized during drug investigations in 2013 and 2014, keeping it in his car for weeks or months, and periodically using it, according to charging documents filed in federal court in Washington, D.C.

Fueled by an addiction to prescription painkillers, Lowry abused heroin from his own drug investigations and in the process botched dozens of cases involving suspected drug traffickers in multiple states, according to details that emerged on Friday, March 20.

Dec 12 13:11

The Left Is Trying To Use The #MeToo Movement As A Weapon To Destroy Donald Trump

The left is willing to use any means necessary to get rid of Donald Trump, and so it should be no surprise that they are now using the #metoo movement as a weapon in their crusade against him.

Dec 12 12:25

Verified Liberals Lose Their Shit Over Trump Tweet

The liberal blue check army on Twitter has gone ape over another of President Trump’s tweets, this time aimed at Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, whom he said will ‘do anything’ for campaign contributions.

Dec 12 12:07

Surveillance firms spied on campaign groups for big companies, leak shows

British Airways, the Royal Bank of Scotland and Porsche are among five large companies that have been identified as having paid corporate intelligence firms to monitor political groups that challenged their businesses, leaked documents reveal.

The surveillance included the use of infiltrators to spy on campaigners.

The targets included the grieving family of Rachel Corrie, a student protester crushed to death by a bulldozer, as well as a range of environmental campaigns, and local campaigners protesting about phone masts.

The leaked documents suggest the use of secretive corporate security firms to gather intelligence about political campaigners has been widespread. However, police chiefs have in the past raised a “massive concern” that the activities of the corporate firms are barely regulated and completely uncontrolled.

Dec 12 12:06

Congress Expands Uranium One Probe After Senator Claims Obama Admin Misled Him Over Yellowcake Exports

Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) is turning up the heat on the Uranium One investigation, demanding documents from both the Energy Department and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in a Monday letter to both entities. Barrasso wants to find out if he was intentionally misled by the Obama administration about Uranium One being able to export yellowcake uranium out of the United States after the company was acquired by Russia.

Dec 12 11:56

Tax Bill: John Cornyn’s Fossil Fuel Provision Would Personally Enrich Republican Lawmakers

When Texas Sen. John Cornyn slipped an obscure tax break for pipeline giants into the GOP tax bill, he wasn't just helping major Republican Party donors, he was also potentially helping 16 of his congressional colleagues. Together those 16 lawmakers — 13 Republicans, three Democrats — own multimillion-dollar stakes in the special investment vehicles that stand to benefit from Cornyn’s amendment. They include three of members of the Texas Congressional delegation: Sen. Ted Cruz and two top Republicans in the U.S. House.

Cornyn’s amendment, which was introduced just hours before the Senate passed the tax bill on Dec. 2, provides a tax deduction for investors in energy-related master limited partnerships (MLPs) — investment entities primarily used by oil and gas pipeline corporations.

Dec 12 11:49

O’REILLY: HUGE FAKE SEX ASSAULT CLAIM AGAINST TRUMP COMING IN JANUARY

Former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly is predicting a huge onslaught against President Trump in January based around fake accusations of sexual assault as Democrats panic that Trump’s chances of re-election are surging.

Dec 12 11:39

Update: State Supreme Court stays order directing Alabama not to destroy voting records

Late Monday night, the Alabama Supreme Court stayed the Montgomery County Circuit Court's order earlier that day directing Alabama election officials to preserve digital ballot images during Tuesday's Senate election.

Dec 12 09:34

The need for cooperation and unity

Graham Peebles examines the destructive effects of competition – the guiding principle of our time – and argues that “cooperation needs to replace competition in all areas, tolerance substituted for prejudice and hate, sufficiency and sharing encouraged in place of excess and greed”. >>

Dec 12 08:49

The Death of Detective Sean Suiter: How Deep Does the Corruption Go?

A damning report for the Department of Justice, a consent decree, ballooning overtime costs, and seemingly the most disturbing development: a burgeoning scandal involving at least eight officers of the Gun Trace Task Force who are accused of stealing money from residents, dealing drugs, and racketeering. Now, with the killing of Detective Sean Suiter, who recently was set to testify in the case, things have gone from bad to worse, as Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis just asked the FBI to take the case.

But, amid all the obvious dysfunction, not a single police officer has been fired, and the city and charitable organizations keep giving the department money, more, not less. So, what's going on, and is there a path forward to fix this? And, is this department beyond repair?

Dec 12 08:28

Voters head to the polls in contentious Senate race in Alabama

Alabama voters headed to the polls Tuesday for a pivotal special election in which allegations of inappropriate behavior against Republican candidate Roy Moore have created a unique opportunity for Democrats in the typically ruby-red Deep South.

The closely watched Senate contest between Moore and Democrat Doug Jones is expected to set the stage for the 2018 midterm elections by testing the influence of President Trump and conservative allies, such as Stephen K. Bannon, former White House chief strategist, with voters on the ground. Democrats are hoping to capi­tal­ize next year on allegations of sexual misconduct against Trump and other members of the GOP to help them gain seats in the House and Senate.

Dec 12 08:22

Do You Hold Dual Citizenship? You Can Serve in Congress–but not the Israeli Knesset!

A few days ago I posted an article entitled Zionists Form Group to Promote Kurdish Statehood, about the latest efforts underway to carve up the Middle East. In the course of researching that article I made a rather interesting discovery: that Israel has a law prohibiting holders of dual citizenship from serving in the Knesset, the Israeli parliament.

Needless to say, we need such a law here in the US, but of course anyone who suggests this gets accused of anti-Semitism.

Dec 12 08:00

The Hidden Hands Behind US Embassy Move to Jerusalem

Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, all-but-abandoning America's commitment to a two-state solution, has its roots with the religious politics of Jared Kushner, Trump's Middle East adviser and son-in-law. Kushner, a favorite of both Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and pro-Netanyahu American casino tycoon Sheldon Adelson, has tapped for his Middle East "envoy" team two rabidly pro-Israeli expansion ideologues, US ambassador to Israel David Friedman and "Special Representative for International Negotiations" Jason Greenblatt. Friedman was an attorney with the law firm of Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman, which represented the Trump Organization. Greenblatt was the chief legal officer for the Trump Organization.

Dec 12 07:52

CHIEF PATHOLOGIST RESIGNS TO EXPOSE SHERIFF FOR FALSIFYING AUTOPSY REPORTS TO PROTECT KILLER COPS

The resignation of a chief autopsy doctor has raised questions as he is now claiming that he chose to resign because he no longer wanted to stand by and watch the sheriff override his findings from death investigations, in order to protect law enforcement.

Former Chief Forensic Pathologist, Dr. Bennet Omalu, claimed that when he was conducting autopsies on individuals who were killed by police officers, Sheriff-Coroner Steve Moore attempted to influence his medical findings, according to a report from KQED News.

Dec 12 07:39

US Engulfed In The Most Corrupt Scandal In History & All Roads Lead Back To Obama

Americans are now becoming more aware that the corrupt deep state has burrowed into the federal government in a manner never seen before.

But the deep state will ultimately be destroyed because of one major thing they underestimated. The deep state never counted on the massive silent majority of Americans who have not and will not ever give up on Trump or America!

Dec 12 06:11

YES, THE FBI IS AMERICA’S SECRET POLICE

Politifact delivered a “pants on fire” slam to Fox News on Friday because one of its commentators asserted that the Federal Bureau of Investigation “has become America’s secret police.” The FBI has legions of new champions nowadays among liberals and Democrats who hope that its probes will end Donald Trump’s presidency. This is a stunning reversal that may have J. Edgar Hoover spinning in his grave

Dec 12 06:10

INSIDE THE SECRET WORLD OF THE CORPORATE SPIES WHO INFILTRATE PROTESTS

“An amalgamation of members of the samba bands Rhythms of Resistance and Barking Samba played during the procession … Passersby were amused by the costumes and theatre and engaged as the group passed them.” The alert is one of hundreds of pages of leaked documents from two corporate security firms that have been seen by the Guardian and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

Dec 11 16:02

Most Hated Man in America - Jerry Sandusky and the Rush to Judgment

Everyone knows the story of Jerry Sandusky, the serial pedophile, the Monster. But what if that story is wrong? What if the former Penn State football coach and founder of the Second Mile is an innocent man convicted in the midst of a moral panic fed by the sensationalistic media, police trawling, and memory-warping psychotherapy? The Most Hated Man in America reads like a ...more

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