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    Today, 02:04 AM
    The U.S. Supreme Court reaffirmed that a state and the federal government can press separate prosecutions over the same conduct, ruling in a case that might have extended the impact of President Donald Trump’s pardon power.The justices, voting 7-2, left intact the “separate sovereigns” doctrine, a decades-old rule that limits the scope of the constitutional ban on double jeopardy. Elimination of the separate-sovereigns rule would have meant that a presidential pardon might block some state charges as well. The case was being watched for any possible impact on Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chairman. Manafort has been sentenced to a total of 7 1/2 years in prison in two federal cases, and he is now facing New York state charges for residential mortgage fraud, conspiracy and falsifying business records. Trump hasn’t ruled out a pardon of Manafort, though he said March 13 it’s “not something on my mind.” The case before the court involved Terance Gamble, who said his constitutional rights were violated when he was charged under both Alabama and federal law for possessing a gun as a convicted felon. He pleaded guilty to the state charges, then sought to have his federal indictment dismissed. ‘Not An Exception’ The Constitution’s Fifth Amendment says that no one shall “be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb.” The separate-sovereigns doctrine is often considered an exception to the double-jeopardy clause. Writing for the court Monday, Justice Samuel Alito said the separate-sovereigns rule “is not an exception at all” but instead “follows from the text that defines that right in the first place.” “An ‘offence’ is defined by a law, and each law is defined by a sovereign,” Alito wrote. “So where there are two sovereigns, there are two laws, and two ‘offences.’” An unusual pairing of justices, liberal Ruth Bader Ginsburg and conservative Neil Gorsuch, dissented. Justice Clarence Thomas, who in 2016 called for reexamination of the doctrine, said in a concurring opinion that his views had shifted. “I agree that the historical record does not bear out my initial skepticism of the dual-sovereignty doctrine,” Thomas wrote.
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    Today, 02:01 AM
    Justice Clarence Thomas on Monday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to feel less bound to upholding precedent, advancing a view that if adopted by enough of his fellow justices could result in more past decisions being overruled, perhaps including the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide.Writing in a gun possession case over whether the federal government and states can prosecute someone separately for the same crime, Thomas said the court should reconsider its standard for reviewing precedents. Thomas said the nine justices should not uphold precedents that are "demonstrably erroneous," regardless of whether other factors supported letting them stand. "When faced with a demonstrably erroneous precedent, my rule is simple: We should not follow it," wrote Thomas, who has long expressed a greater willingness than his colleagues to overrule precedents. In a concurring opinion, which no other justice joined, Thomas referred to the court's 1992 decision in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which reaffirmed Roe and said states cannot place an undue burden on the constitutional right to an abortion recognized in the Roe decision. Thomas, a member of the court at the time, dissented from the Casey ruling. Thomas, 70, joined the court in 1991 as an appointee of Republican President George H.W. Bush. Thomas is its longest-serving current justice. The court now has a 5-4 conservative majority, and Thomas is among its most conservative justices. He demonstrated his willingness to abandon precedent in February when he wrote that the court should reconsider its landmark 1964 New York Times v. Sullivan ruling that made it harder for public officials to win libel lawsuits. "Thomas says legal questions have objectively correct answers, and judges should find them regardless of whether their colleagues or predecessors found different answers," said Jonathan Entin, a law professor at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. "Everyone is concerned about this because they're thinking about Roe v. Wade." Justice Clarence Thomas on Monday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to feel less bound to upholding precedent, advancing a view that if adopted by enough of his fellow justices could result in more past decisions being overruled, perhaps including the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide.
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    Today, 01:56 AM
    New York became the 13th state to authorize driver's licenses for immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally under legislation approved by lawmakers and signed into law Monday night.The Democrat-led state Senate voted 33-29 in favor of the bill after several hours of debate and was quickly signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat. The Assembly passed the measure last week. More at: https://news.yahoo.com/york-may-soon-ok-licenses-160423806.html?.tsrc=jtc_news_index
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    Today, 01:54 AM
    Sudan's ex-president Omar al-Bashir was charged with corruption-related offences on Sunday, as he appeared in public for the first time since he was overthrown and detained in April.Looking much the same as prior to his removal by the military, he was driven to the prosecutor's office in Khartoum. He was charged with illicit possession of foreign currency and accepting gifts in an unofficial manner, prosecutor Alaa al-Din Abdallah told media, adding that Bashir would be given the chance to respond to the accusations. His trial will be a test of how serious the country's transitional military council is about trying to erase the legacy of his autocratic 30-year rule, marked by widespread violence, economic collapse and the secession of South Sudan. Bashir was charged last month with incitement and involvement in the killing of protesters, and prosecutors also want him questioned over suspected money laundering and terrorism financing. Sudan's chief prosecutor said on Saturday that 41 former officials from Bashir's administration were being investigated for suspected graft. Talks on a power-sharing deal have collapsed, and tensions soared on June 3 when security forces stormed a protest camp in Khartoum being maintained as a way to press military rulers to hand over power. Protesters put the number of dead from the incursion at 128, and the health ministry at 61. Military investigators on Saturday said that government officers of various ranks were found to have been responsible for the dispersal of the camp without approval.
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    Today, 01:41 AM
    The justices ruled that the Republican-controlled House of Delegates lacked the authority to challenge a federal district court decision striking down the maps after the state's Democratic attorney general refused to do so. The decision was written by Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who was joined by two conservative and two liberal colleagues. Associate Justice Samuel Alito dissented and was joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justices Stephen Breyer and Brett Kavanaugh. "Virginia would rather stop than fight on," Ginsburg wrote. "One House of its bicameral legislature cannot alone continue the litigation against the will of its partners in the legislative process." By dismissing the GOP's challenge, the high court gave Democrats a better chance of winning control of the state legislature in November. Currently, Republicans hold slim, two-seat advantages in the House, as well as the Senate. Democrats have not controlled the legislature in a quarter-century. The decision leaves intact the recent primary elections in Virginia, where voters go to the polls in odd-numbered years to elect state officials. Some races were held in districts redrawn by the district court to favor Democrats after it ruled that Republicans' maps were designed to dilute African Americans' voting strength. While the high court gave Democrats a victory, it did not take sides on the threshold issue: whether the maps followed or violated the Voting Rights Act, which says minorities must be given a chance to elect lawmakers of their choice. That requires a balancing act: Districts should have enough minority voters but not too many, lest their votes are diluted in surrounding areas. While the Supreme Court has ruled many times on the use of race in redistricting, it has never found a standard for how much politics is too much. The Virginia case involved 11 state House districts drawn by Republican lawmakers to ensure that at least 55% of the voters were African Americans. The federal district court ruled last year that was unnecessarily excessive.
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    Today, 01:35 AM
    The Supreme Court ruled Monday that industry groups and the Trump administration cannot force Virginia to open up the nation's largest deposit of uranium to mining.The case, pending for more than seven months, deeply divided the justices between those favoring states' rights and those arguing that the federal government retains authority over the nuclear industry. In the end, three conservatives and three liberals combined in the 6-3 ruling for Virginia, with Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch writing the main opinion. Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justices Stephen Breyer and Samuel Alito dissented. "Every indication in the law before us suggests that Congress elected to leave mining regulation on private land to the states and grant the (Nuclear Regulatory Commission) regulatory authority only after uranium is removed from the earth," Gorsuch wrote. More at: https://news.yahoo.com/supreme-court-allows-virginia-block-152609189.html Both Trump picks took the right side for states' rights. The leftists on the court just want to keep us from utilizing our resources.
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    Today, 01:32 AM
    The toll from a strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake in southwest China rose to 12 dead and 134 injured on Tuesday as rescuers pulled bodies and survivors from wrecked buildings.More than 4,000 people were relocated as a large number of structures were damaged or collapsed following late Monday's earthquake outside Yibin in Sichuan province, according to the city government. State broadcaster CCTV showed footage of rescuers bringing a survivor out of the rubble of a building on a stretcher overnight. Other images showed a woman being helped out of another collapsed structure. Images from Changning county showed an electricity pole knocked down on the roof of a building, a hole in a brick home and broken windows on the street. Cracks appeared in several roads and a major highway connecting Yibin and Xuyong county was closed, according to the official Xinhua news agency. Mud and rock slipped from the side of a hill, blocking a road and wrapping around a truck, according to CCTV footage. More than 10,000 rooms within an undisclosed number of buildings were moderately damaged while 12 collapsed, according to Yibin authorities. The homes of more than 4,000 families were damaged in Gong county. The area was hit by a series of at least four aftershocks, the largest of which had a magnitude of 5.1. The US Geological Survey put the magnitude of the main quake at 5.8.
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    Today, 01:29 AM
    Teva Pharmaceuticals this week expanded its recall of losartan potassium tablets after detecting a possible human carcinogen in the blood pressure medication. The Israel-based drugmaker recalled six more lots of losartan potassium that contained unacceptable levels of a nitrosamine impurity. In April, Teva pulled 35 lots of the drug after detecting the same impurity, N-Nitroso-N-methyl-4-aminobutyric acid, or NMBA. Teva sold bulk lots of the drug to California-based Golden State Medical Supply, which packaged and shipped the medication to pharmacies in bottles that contain 30, 90 and 1000 tablets, according to a recall notice shared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Consumers affected by the recall should continue taking their medication and ask their doctor or pharmacist about alternatives or replacement drugs. Discontinuing a medication without a replacement could cause a patient more harm than continuing the drug. Since July, two dozen drug companies have recalled hundreds of lots of commonly-prescribed blood pressure and heart medications losartan, valsartan and irbesartan after testing revealed some versions had small amounts of suspected carcinogens. The recalls of the class of drugs called angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) have highlighted the complex international drug supply chain with 80% of drug ingredients consumed by U.S. residents made at factories overseas. Teva said in its recall notice the NMBA impurity was traced to ingredients made at Hetero Labs Limited in India, a factory linked to multiple recalls. The FDA and European drug regulators first traced the carcinogen-tainted ingredients last July to Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical in Linhai, China, More at: https://news.yahoo.com/blood-pressure-drug-recall-teva-220615313.html
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    Today, 01:26 AM
    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1140791400658870274 1140791400658870274 https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1140791402323959809 1140791402323959809
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    Today, 01:25 AM
    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1140791400658870274 1140791400658870274 https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1140791402323959809 1140791402323959809
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    Today, 01:22 AM
    The Trump administration said Monday it is easing previously announced cuts in hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to the Central American nations of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala but will not allow new funding until those countries do more to reduce migrant flows to the United States.The State Department said that after a review of more than $615 million in assistance that President Donald Trump ordered in March to be cut entirely, it would go ahead with $432 million in projects and grants that had been previously approved. The remaining amount will be held in escrow pending consultations with Congress, it said. That $432 million, which comes from the 2017 budget, is being spent on health, education and poverty alleviation programs as well as anti-crime efforts that many believe help reduce migrant outflows from the impoverished Northern Triangle region. About $370 million in money from the 2018 budget will not be spent and instead will be moved to other projects, the State Department said. "Previously awarded grants and contracts will continue with current funding," department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said. She added that assistance "to help the Northern Triangle governments take actions that will protect the U.S. border and counter transnational organized crime will also continue." U.S. officials said the review looked at roughly 700 projects funded with fiscal 2017 money by the United States in the three countries and concluded that a significant number were too far advanced to end them. Ortagus told reporters the administration was leaving the door open to future funding but would first have to see progress on migration. "We will not provide new funds for programs in those countries until we are satisfied that the Northern Triangle governments are taking concrete actions to reduce the number of migrants coming to the U.S. border, she said. "This is consistent with the president's direction and with the recognition that it is critical that there be sufficient political will in these countries to address the problem at its source." More at: https://news.yahoo.com/us-restores-aid-vows-no-193730760.html
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    Today, 01:18 AM
    Mexico's efforts to slow Central American migration across its territory showed some bite Monday as some people turned around to head south in the face of increased enforcement, while government officials said they would target human smuggling rings.One government official announced that the 6,000 National Guard members who officials had repeatedly said would be sent to the southern border will actually be distributed across the northern border and other areas as well, while another suggested measures were showing results. A senior Mexican official, who requested anonymity to discuss negotiations with the U.S., said that three weeks ago about 4,200 migrants were arriving at the U.S. border daily and that now that number has dropped to about 2,600 per day. The official warned it was too early to draw conclusions from such a small window, but that Mexico was optimistic its measures would work. On the Suchiate river that forms part of Mexico's southern border with Guatemala, usually bustling cross-water commerce appeared to slow at this border town a day after just a half dozen marines showed up on the Mexican shore. Tomas Leyva, a 65-year-old construction worker turned pastor from El Salvador, was preparing to board a raft back to Guatemala. Saying he fled his home under threat from a gang, he planned to return later to Mexico vis the border bridge and apply for asylum at an official immigration control station . More at: https://news.yahoo.com/mexico-target-human-traffickers-immigration-143550750.html
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    Today, 12:56 AM
    Vlad Plahotniuc, the oligarch leader of Moldova's Democratic Party, reportedly left the country the day after the party's June 14 announcement that Prime Minister Pavel Filip would resign and that the party would withdraw from power, RFL/RL reported June 15. The moves cool the political crisis that had been simmering in the country for the past week. More at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/situation-report/moldova-democratic-party-relents-defusing-countrys-political-crisis
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    Today, 12:50 AM
    Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo conveyed a message from US President Donald Trump to the Iranian leadership, asking the release of 5 US prisoners and inviting Iran to sit around a negotiation table, adding “he would be ready to suspend all sanctions only during the negotiations”. No guarantee was offered to freeze or revoke the sanctions. Sayyed Ali Khamenei, the Leader of the revolution, rejected the message and any dialogue with the US President and told his guest that he considers Trump unworthy to “to exchange a message with”. More at: https://www.globalresearch.ca/trump-offered-suspend-sanctions-while-negotiating-iran-khamenei-rejected-offer-more-attacks-expected/5680867
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    Today, 12:33 AM
    With African illegal aliens now crossing the border illegally with thousands of Central Americans, border agents are worried about being infected with the Ebola virus. And with good reason. Up and down the border, officials have told the Washington Examiner, agents are reporting to work ill because of the prolonged and constant contact with sick and diseased aliens. Mumps, measles, scabies, the flu, and strep throat, along with the possibility of typhus, are bad enough. But Ebola, the African killer virus that causes a fatal hemorrhagic fever, is a terrifying possibility given that some of the Africans are from the Democratic Republic of Congo. That benighted nation in the center of the Dark Continent is dealing with an outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease that has killed nearly 1,500 people. Border Officials: Agents Are Getting Sick In a dispatch from Eagle Pass, Texas, the Examiner reported yesterday that agents are worried about Ebola, “but more of them are worried about other illnesses frequently popping up among detainees at stations across the southern border, according to union representatives.” The illegals are bringing in myriad diseases and infecting the agents, the newspaper reported. Jon Anfinsen, a National Border Patrol Council vice president and based in Del Rio, told the Examiner that agents are exposed to an “unprecedented” number of diseases. “Scabies, chickenpox — we had one case of the mumps here in Uvalde. I wanna say we had measles — plenty of the flu, plenty of colds, body lice, just assorted. And some of these things, they spread like wildfires when you get into a cramped holding cell. It happens,” he told the Examiner. “We have a lot of agents who are sick,” he told the newspaper. “The other day I talked to agents from four different stations. And every single one of them had a cough.” Anfinsen too picked up a bug from the infected and contagious invaders:
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    Today, 12:30 AM
    The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned the Oregon Court of Appeals’ ruling that permitted that state’s bureau of labor to punish yet another Christian bakery. Citing its decision for Masterpiece Cakeshop in Colorado, the court said Oregon’s court must reconsider permitting Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries to fine a Beaver State bakery $135,000 because it refused to make a cake for a lesbian “wedding.” So yet again, the high court delivered a blow against the sexual revolutionaries trying to punish Christians who believe that two members of the same sex cannot be married. Lesbians Upset Oregon’s war against normalcy began in 2013 when a pair of lesbians complained that Sweetcakes by Melissa, owned by Aaron and Melissa Klein, refused to bake a cake for the lesbians’ wedding. The refusal, which included a message from the book of Leviticus condemning homosexuals, upset the lesbians. One apparently collapsed in tears on her bed. Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries, not surprisingly, ruled that the Kleins “discriminated” against the sapphic plaintiffs. Then came the penalty. A judge for the bureau slammed Sweetcakes with a $135,000 fine for refusing to participate in the lesbian nuptials, a ruling Sweetcakes appealed to Oregon’s Court of Appeals. In 2017, again not surprisingly, that court ruled against Sweetcakes. The court said the labor bureau’s diktat merely “requires their compliance with a neutral law” and that the couple “made no showing that the state targeted them for enforcement because of their religious beliefs.” Having paid the fine and shut down their business even before the court ruled, the Kleins appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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    Today, 12:25 AM
    Mexican officials have detained nearly 800 undocumented migrants discovered in four trucks in eastern Mexico in four trucks Mexico's National Migration Institute (INM) said in a statement late on Saturday that 791 foreign nationals were found in the trucks stopped in the eastern state of Veracruz, confirming earlier reports of mass arrests. The discovery of the illegal immigrants was one of the biggest swoops by the INM in recent months. More at: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7147269/Mexico-detains-nearly-800-undocumented-migrants-four-trucks.html
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    Today, 12:19 AM
    He did jump on the Russiagate garbage: Amash on Trump-Putin Press Conference
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    Today, 12:16 AM
    Don't let it connect to the web.
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    Today, 12:06 AM
    Texas Governor Greg Abbott vetoed 51 bills in one day, many of which he viewed as well-intentioned but adding excessive bureaucracy. The governor took even more of a ‘limited government’ stance than some of his fellow Republicans in the state legislature by vetoing bills they passed. And, interestingly, he detailed the reasoning behind many of his vetoes even though they came right before a deadline. One bill, Texas House Bill (HB) 448, would have required children under two to to ride in rear-facing car seats. “House Bill 448 is an unnecessary invasion of parental rights and an unfortunate example of over-criminalization,” Abbott wrote. “Texas already compels drivers to use a car seat for a child under eight years of age.” “House Bill 448 would get even more prescriptive, dictating which way the car seat must be facing for a child under two years of age. It is not necessary to micromanage the parenting process to such a great extent, much less to criminalize different parenting decisions by Texans.” Abbott, who served as the Texas Attorney General for 13 years, has a history of challenging bills he believes are too broadly written and could fuel unintended consequences. For instance, in his veto of HB 3490, which would’ve criminalized the use social media to harass and torment someone, Abbott believed the bill could be misinterpreted to silence “repeated criticisms of elected officials on Internet websites.”
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    Yesterday, 11:58 PM
    Ever wondered how dogs learned to use their "puppy eyes" to bend us to their will? It turns out our pet pooches have evolved human-like eyebrow muscles, which let them make the sad faces that melt our hearts, according to a new study published on Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). It involved dissecting the cadavers of domestic dogs and comparing them to those of wild wolves, our best friends' ancestors, whom they branched off from around 33,000 years ago (don't worry, no animals were killed for the research). A separate part of the study saw scientists videotaping two-minute interactions between dogs and a human stranger, then repeating the experiment with wolves, to closely track how much they used a specific muscle around the eye that produced an inner eyebrow raise. The researchers found two muscles around the eye were routinely present and well formed in the domestic dogs, but not the wolves, and only dogs produced high-intensity eyebrow movements as they gazed at the human. "It makes the eye look larger, which is similar to human infants," Professor Anne Burrows of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, who was one of the co-authors, told AFP. "It triggers a nurturing response in people." Since the muscles were robust in the dogs but not wolves, "that tells us that that muscle and its function are selected," she added. The current study was led by Juliane Kaminski at the University of Portsmouth and also included researchers from Howard University in Washington and North Carolina State University. It builds on past work, including a notable 2015 paper by a group of researchers in Japan that demonstrated that gaze exchange between humans and their pet dogs led to a mutual spike in the so-called love hormone oxytocin, similar to an effect seen between human mothers and their babies. But the latest work could explain how dogs are able to capture our attention in the first place.
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    Yesterday, 11:54 PM
    Another part of the story the media has avoided is the one of Kate Nixon, a compliance manager working on the second floor of Operations Building 2 in the Virginia Beach Municipal Center. Nixon was one of the 12 people killed by DeWayne Craddock. According to an article from John Lott in The Washington Times, Nixon was considering bringing a handgun to work because she worried that Craddock and another employee posed a threat to workplace safety. She discussed this with her husband, but ultimately opted not to bring a gun to work because the municipal government in Virginia Beach bans employees from carrying guns. The media and its political allies have been quick to scream for gun control despite the fact that further gun control would not have prevented this shooting from occurring. Lott’s research show that 98 percent of shootings have taken place in gun-free zones The Virginia Beach shooting clearly fits this pattern. More at: https://bigleaguepolitics.com/the-fake-news-media-is-covering-up-one-big-story-about-the-virginia-beach-shooting/
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    Yesterday, 11:50 PM
    Last week Infowars radio and TV host Alex Jones announced a reward for information leading to an arrest of the person or group responsible for bombarding his organization with emails containing malware and links to child pornography. Jones originally offered a $1 million reward during a passionate rant on his Friday broadcast. After discussing the matter with his lawyer, Jones provided clarification and reduced the reward to $100,000 for information leading to an arrest of the individual or group sending his organization emails with child pornography, as was first revealed last week. On Monday, Jones elaborated further, explaining that the media misrepresented the situation by claiming child pornography was “planted” on his servers. According to Jones, nefarious individuals our groups are repeatedly sending his organization emails containing malware and child pornography. The FBI has been notified and is investigating the matter, but Jones is hoping to speed up the process by offering the $1 million reward. However, Jones also lambasted the mainstream media for inaccurately reporting that child porn was “planted” on his servers. According to Jones, people are emailing child pornography to his employees, which could legally entrap them should they open the email. It is a criminal offense to knowingly view child pornography in the United States. His employees are not viewing said emails, and instead reporting them to the FBI. Mainstream media seemed to suggest child pornography, in fact, made its way onto Jones’ servers somehow, and that Jones is now attempting to determine who is responsible. Courant wrote: The FBI has informed Alex Jones someone planted child pornography on the servers for his Infowars website and on Friday the controversial radio host offered a $1 million reward for any information leading to an arrest.
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    Yesterday, 11:48 PM
    Clinton Arkansas Friend Richard Mays Exposed As Top NXIVM Cult Member
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    Yesterday, 11:48 PM
    ‘CRIME BOSS’: Closing Arguments in NXIVM Trial — Satanism, Mexico Child Trafficking, Hillary, Schumer and Gillibrand Ties
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    Yesterday, 11:45 PM
    ‘CRIME BOSS’: Closing Arguments in NXIVM Trial — Satanism, Mexico Child Trafficking, Hillary, Schumer and Gillibrand Ties
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    Yesterday, 11:39 PM
    A Canadian pro-abortion activist who roundhouse kicked a female pro-life activist on video received only eight months probation for conducting his vicious assault. The Violent Left STRIKES AGAIN… Liberal Man ROUNDHOUSE-Kicks Pro-life woman … Will democrat leadership condemn ?? Will the establishment media even bother to report on this tonight?! https://t.co/JTsT2Zz59J pic.twitter.com/xEe3EgrWMc — Stephanie Hamill (@STEPHMHAMILL) October 3, 2018 “Everyone should have the right to be without fear when they act on their beliefs. I sincerely regret that I chose such a poor way of expressing myself,” liberal assailant Jordan Hunt said in an apology letter that was read in the court. Hunt was initially charged with 8 counts of assault and 7 counts of criminal mischief, which included charges from a previous incident. He was still shown leniency by the Canadian courts where protecting Christians is not much of a priority. More at: https://bigleaguepolitics.com/man-who-viciously-roundhouse-kicked-female-pro-life-activist-gets-zero-jail-time/
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    Yesterday, 11:34 PM
    The State Department has confirmed that it has “issued 23 violations and 7 infractions incidents” pertaining to the Hillary Clinton email scandal. Hillary Clinton used a private non-secure email server during her tenure at the State Department, did not notify her own Department that she was using a private server, continued using technology that she was warned had been breached overseas, and deleted more than 30,000 emails before her associates smashed and destroyed her gadgetry. The State Department’s letter to Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley, ahead of a full September report, notes: “Consistent with longstanding policy, the Department does not release the names of current or former employees participating in the security incident program. However, in the spirit of cooperation, the Department can share with you certain information about the status of the ongoing review. To this point, the Department has assessed culpability to 15 individuals, some of whom were culpable in multiple security incidents. DS has issued 23 violations and 7 infractions incidents under 12 FAM 550. This number will likely change as the review progresses,” Assistant Secretary of Bureau of Legislative Affairs Mary Elizabeth Taylor wrote. More at: https://bigleaguepolitics.com/boom-state-department-confirms-hillary-clinton-email-violations/
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    Yesterday, 11:29 PM
    Apparently, anything is permissible until it benefits the president, at which point it becomes a crime... Politicians of all stripes quickly learn how to avoid giving straight answers to questions. Donald Trump is the first president in living memory who is not a politician, though, and he has not mastered the art of evasion. Either that or he simply prefers to take questions head-on. This tactic does not always serve him well, and his answer to a recent interview question opened the door for his detractors to pile on. Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and former CIA Director John Brennan were both resurrected by the media to respond to Trump’s recent remarks regarding foreign influence in U.S. elections. When ABC’s George Stephanopoulos asked Trump whether his son, Donald Trump Jr., should have contacted the FBI after being invited in 2016 to meet with a Russian national who allegedly offered dirt on Hillary Clinton, the president answered, “Give me a break – life doesn’t work that way.” The ensuing exchange led Stephanopoulos to ask the president: “Your campaign this time around, if foreigners, if Russia, if China, if someone else offers you information on opponents, should they accept it or should they call the FBI?” Trump responded that, perhaps, the person in question should do both; look at the information being offered and notify the FBI. Stephanopoulos suggested this amounts to foreign interference in an American election, to which Trump responded: “It’s not an interference . They have information – I think I’d take it. If I thought there was something wrong, I’d go maybe to the FBI – if I thought there was something wrong.” The wailing and gnashing of teeth that followed this interview prompted the anti-Trump cable networks to bring in two men who were embroiled in the Russia collusion hoax. One of these men, Andrew McCabe, was fired from the FBI and is fortunate not to have yet been charged with multiple counts of lying to federal investigators. The other is hysterical Trump critic Brennan, who is almost certainly a subject of the ongoing Department of Justice investigation into the genesis of the Russia collusion conspiracy theory. McCabe’s Clinton Excuses McCabe feigned horror at the idea that the president would be open to receiving information on a potential election opponent from a foreign source. At the same time, however, he dismissed the idea that the Hillary Clinton campaign had done anything wrong in 2016 when it paid for Russian-sourced and unverified information to use against Trump. When asked by CNN’s Chris Cuomo about a possible analogy between the two situations, the former FBI official said: “There’s no equivalence between those two examples … For a campaign to hire a law firm, an American law firm who then turns around and hires an American research company that then contracts out with a foreign individual, that is not illegal.” It is nothing short of alarming that a former deputy director of the FBI either does not understand the relevant laws or is deliberately misinterpreting them. In fact, it is illegal for a political campaign to “solicit, accept or receive” anything of value from a foreign national in connection to an election. The Clinton campaign certainly did solicit foreign-sourced information about her election opponent.
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    Yesterday, 11:23 PM
    President Trump says he knows who was behind the September 11, 2001 attacks, telling ABC News's George Stephanopoulos "Iraq did not knock down the World Trade Center," adding "It were other people. And I think I know who the other people were. And you might also." Nearly 3,000 people died when 19 mostly-Saudi terrorists hijacked four passenger planes, flying them into the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, while the fourth went down in a Pennsylvania field after passengers allegedly fought back. Astonishingly, the passports of three hijackers were recovered; two at the Pennsylvania crash site, and one from the World Trade Center grounds. While nobody claimed responsibility for the attacks for several months, the NSA and German intelligence reported intercepting communications pointing to al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, after which investigators linked the 19 hijackers to the terrorist organization. Trump segued from his 9/11 comments into a criticism of America's military intervention in the Middle East, calling it "the worst decision made in the history of our country," and describing the region as "like quicksand." "It was a terrible decision to go into the Middle East. Terrible," said Trump, adding "We’re now up to almost $8 trillion. And when we want to build a roadway, a highway, a school, or something, everyone’s always fighting over money. It’s ridiculous. So that was a bad decision." The US, backed by allies including Britain, invaded Afghanistan, where the terror group was being sheltered. But 9/11 was also used as part of the justification for the 2003 invasion of Iraq, which resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis, more than 4,000 Americans and 179 British troops, and contributed to the rise of the Isis terror group. -Independent Trump came under fire during the 2016 election when he claimed "There were people that were cheering on the other side of New Jersey, where you have large Arab populations," adding "They were cheering as the World Trade Center came down." Defending his comments, Trump pointed to a September 18, 2001 Washington Post article which reads "In Jersey City, within hours of two jetliners' plowing into the World Trade Center, law enforcement authorities detained and questioned a number of people who were allegedly seen celebrating the attacks and holding tailgate-style parties on rooftops while they watched the devastation on the other side of the river." in April after he tweeted a montage of the 9/11 attacks interspersed between Somali-American Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) downplaying the incident as "some people did something," at a March 23 event for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).
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