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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Omaha man threatened to kill Sen. Joni Ernst at motorcycle charity ride
[WASHINGTONTIMES] Sen. Joni Ernst led a charity motorcycle ride Saturday in Iowa, one day after a Nebraska man was arrested for threatening to kill her at the fundraiser.

Robert William Simet, 64, of Omaha was taken into custody Friday after telling employees at Loess Hills Harley-Davidson in Pacific Junction, Iowa, that “everybody in the government needs to be killed off” and specifically mentioning Mrs. Ernst.

“The unknown male went on to say that he knew Joni Ernst would be here Saturday and ‘I could kill her, they would kill me, it would not matter, I would win either way,’” said the affidavit filed Friday by FBI special agent Jonathan Robitaille.

As a result, the employee “took that to mean [Simet] was going to kill people if he showed up,” and workers “feared for the safety of US Senator Ernst,” said the agent.

Mr. Simet, who has a firearm registered in Nebraska’s Douglas County, was booked into Pottawattamie County Jail in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Posted by: Fred || 07/09/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [304 views] Top|| File under:

-Land of the Free
Can I make my Colorado voter information confidential?
[TheDenverChannel] If you’re concerned about what the Trump administration’s controversial Election Integrity Commission might do with your personal voting records when Colorado hands over what it’s legally bound to do later this month, there are a few remedies, but you have to meet certain criteria to have your information be made confidential.

Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams reiterated Wednesday that he would hand over to the commission what he is already required to give to anyone under state law: a voter’s full name, address, party affiliation and date the person registered, phone number, gender identity, birth year, and information about if a person has voted in prior elections.

He said he wouldn’t hand over a voter’s Social Security number or full date of birth--two things the commission requested but will not get, as those things are not public record in Colorado.

It's possible to de-register to vote, though the Denver Elections Division advises against doing so.

Colorado says there are more than 2,500 active participants in the Address Confidentiality Program, and that more than 4,000 people have used the service since it started in July 2008.

The state says it plans to send the voter rolls over to the commission by 8 a.m. July 14.

Hundreds of voter registrations withdrawn in Colorado after state signals compliance with Trump election commission
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 07/09/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [557 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Given that most states sell the info to commercial third parties, its a little late bumpkins.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/09/2017 8:11 Comments || Top||

#2  Hard to withdraw if you've been dead since 1990 but still voted in every election since. What Trump is doing is delegitimizing the "No voter fraud" arguments with every Sec'ty of State that refuses to comply.

"What are they hiding?"
Posted by: Frank G || 07/09/2017 8:50 Comments || Top||

#3  I'm happy with this. Verify things are clean, and if not, nail the offenders to the wall.
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/09/2017 9:22 Comments || Top||

#4  How can we allow these states to send representatives to Congress and the Electoral College if they refuse to properly certify their elections? Why should all of the rest of the states allow voter fraud in New York and California to determine who will be the president? These are such obvious questions that it hurts.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/09/2017 11:04 Comments || Top||

#5  In Colorado, there are lots of resort towns in the mountains full of timeshares. Not surprisingly, these towns all have more than 100% voter registration. Use your imagine.
Posted by: Iblis || 07/09/2017 16:57 Comments || Top||

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Trump pressed Putin over election interference for 40 minutes
Posted by: Fred || 07/09/2017 00:48 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [262 views] Top|| File under:

Chuck Schumer slams Trump at G20 as ’embarrassment’
[TWITCHY] It's Springtime for Stroessner
And Paraguay...
Posted by: Fred || 07/09/2017 01:36 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [303 views] Top|| File under:

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Steve Bannon's back
h/t Jerry Pournelle
Steve Bannon, White House chief strategist and one of the architects of President Trump’s longshot populist victory in November, reportedly has his mojo back after a period of "hibernation" and is now one of the top voices in the Trump White House -- just as Trump looks to take the initiative and push back against those in Congress and the media looking to stifle his agenda.

...Ultimately, Axios concludes, Bannon’s resurrection comes from the simple fact that he shares the same worldview as the president: "The biggest reason that Bannon is back is that his worldview is Trump’s worldview. For ... all the ups and downs, in-and-out-of-favor drama, Trump is more Bannon than he is Jared or Ivanka."
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/09/2017 12:18 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [312 views] Top|| File under:

Former CIA director John Brennan says Trump was too soft on Putin
[Breitbart] Former CIA director John Brennan on Sunday harshly criticized President Trump’s performance during the G20 summit in Germany, saying he failed to take a hard enough line against Russian President Vladimir Putin and appeared to question the word of the U.S. intelligence community.

"He said it’s an honor to meet President Putin. An honor to meet the individual who carried out the assault against our election? To me, it was a dishonorable thing to say," Mr. Brennan said of Mr. Trump during an interview with NBC’s "Meet the Press."

The White House insisted Sunday that Mr. Trump pressed Mr. Putin on Russia’s alleged interference in the U.S. campaign.

However, the president and his chief of staff have said other entities might have been responsible for meddling last year.
Mr. Brennan, who led the CIA from 2013 to 2017 under President Barack Obama, took exception to Mr. Trump doubting the conclusions of U.S. intelligence offers who pointed their fingers squarely at Russia.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/09/2017 12:03 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [435 views] Top|| File under:

#1  and appeared to question the word of the U.S. intelligence community

I wonder why?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/09/2017 12:31 Comments || Top||

#2  LOL! After years of watching HIS boss sucking up to every dictator in the world including Puting Brennan has a hell of a nerve.
Posted by: AlanC || 07/09/2017 15:52 Comments || Top||

#3  He said it’s an honor to meet President Putin. An honor to meet the individual who carried out the assault against our election? To me, it was a dishonorable thing to say," Mr. Brennan said of Mr. Trump during an interview with NBC’s "Meet the Press."

It's difficult to consider "honor" and John Brennan--duplicitous SOB.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/09/2017 16:12 Comments || Top||

#4  Brennan doesn't like Infidels
Posted by: Frank G || 07/09/2017 16:47 Comments || Top||

#5  Yeah, instead of a diplomatic "Nice to meet you!", Trump should have punched Putin in the face saying "Take that, you rotten commie bastage!". Jeez, could Brennan be a bigger tool?
Posted by: SteveS || 07/09/2017 16:52 Comments || Top||

#6  Brennan was a leaking asskissing Obama chump. Under his leadership the intelligence community blew it in North Korea, Syria, Turkey, Yemen, and the list goes on... and to top it off, the huge wikileaks mess, on his watch too. He was a leading proponent of calling the terrorists "extremists" and not jihadists, an elimintating Islam references to them. This sumbitch was a horrible failure by any objective standard.

Why does anyone treat him as a credible expert on anything other than how to be a failure of the intelligence community?
Posted by: Injun Bucket8891 || 07/09/2017 21:03 Comments || Top||

Russian lawyer who got inside Donald Trump’s inner circle had been denied US visa
[CIRCA] ... It was apparently during the time she was in the United States on that parole entry that she arranged to meet with Donald Trump Jr., Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner and former campaign manager Paul Manafort on June 9, 2016 at Trump Tower.

During the meeting Veselnitskaya raised the issue of restoring U.S. adoptions inside Russia if the United States would repeal the Magnitsky Act, a law passed in 2012 punishing Moscow for human rights violations in connection with the death of a lawyer who had discovered a massive money laundering scheme inside the country.
During the meeting Veselnitskaya raised the issue of restoring U.S. adoptions inside Russia if the United States would repeal the Magnitsky Act, a law passed in 2012 punishing Moscow for human rights violations in connection with the death of a lawyer who had discovered a massive money laundering scheme inside the country.

Vladimir Putin has long reviled the Magnitsky Act and fought to have it repealed. And according to letter from Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Charles Grassley, the Kremlin’s main fight against the law was led by Veselnitskaya’s client, Katsyv.

Another player in the Russian influence scandal, the U.S.-based political firm Fusion GPS, was also involved in helping Prevezon, Katsyv and Baker Hostetler, according to the Grassley letter. Fusion has been a major focal point of the FBI and Congress because it hired a former British intelligence agent named Christopher Steele to produce a salacious intelligence dossier that made wild and still unsubstantiated claims about Trump ties to Russia.

Posted by: Fred || 07/09/2017 10:30 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [323 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Fusion GPS is also a Dem-hired opposition research (fabrication?) firm
Posted by: Frank G || 07/09/2017 11:14 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 07/09/2017 13:34 Comments || Top||

Former NSC Senior Director: ‘Coordinated Attack' on President Trump by Media, Obama Loyalists
[Breitbart] A former senior director of the National Security Council under President George W. Bush said on Thursday that the liberal media and Obama loyalists inside and outside of the federal government had executed a "coordinated attack" on President Donald Trump since he was elected.

Michael Doran made the remarks at the Hudson Institute in Washington, DC, where he is a senior fellow on Middle East security and was a panelist for a discussion at the institute on Russian meddling in the U.S. 2016 presidential election. The conversation quickly shifted to Trump and his campaign’s relationship with the Russians and the ongoing investigation into it.

"What we have is a coordinated attack between elements of the press, elements in the bureaucracy and then sitting -- during the transition -- and now former Obama officials weaving this vast Trump-Putin conspiracy theory, which doesn’t hold up under scrutiny."
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/09/2017 02:49 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [528 views] Top|| File under:

#1  A bunch of bumbling idiots if one judges by the effectiveness of the attack.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/09/2017 11:07 Comments || Top||

#2  You left out elements of the GOPe.
Posted by: Iblis || 07/09/2017 16:54 Comments || Top||

De Blasio blows off Post reporter in Germany
[NYPOST] Mayor de Blasio -- forgetting that he’s accountable to eight million Big Apple residents -- blew off a Post news hound Saturday after he gave a speech in Hamburg, Germany.

The mayor did extensive interviews with German media after delivering a speech to activists protesting the gathering of world leaders at the G20 summit.

But when a news hound for The Post greeted de Blasio after he’d talked to the German news hounds, he smiled, turned and walked away without any acknowledgment.

City Hall front man Eric Phillips said de Blasio appreciated the chance to spend time with his son and to meet with German protesters. The mayor will answer answer questions after returning to US soil.

"It’s been a good trip. We’ll be back in New York tomorrow," Phillips said.

De Blasio and his aides were in Germany on the tab of Hamburg Zeigt Haltung ‐ or Hamburg Shows Attitude.

The mayor’s son Dante joined the party in Hamburg. Dante de Blasio, a student at Yale, has an internship in Berlin this summer.
Posted by: Fred || 07/09/2017 00:56 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [536 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Blowing a reporter isn't the story. Sorry, blowing off. It's that he skipped out on both the police academy graduation and the wake after one of his cops was assassinated in order to prance about at the G20.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/09/2017 2:05 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 07/09/2017 19:25 Comments || Top||

California Dems Suing College Republicans in Latest Temper Tantrum
[Townhall] That's right. The California Democratic Party is suing them, accusing them of lying to voters and saying that the recall would repeal the gas tax.
Caveat emptor, baby.

First of all, that any California Democratic Party official or candidate would accuse Republicans of lying to get votes - and say it with a straight face - is a massive insult. These are the people whose confiscatory gun control scheme was called "Safety for All" in ads. These are the people who claim that sanctuary cities are simply shielding hard-working, law-abiding, family-centered immigrants from being deported. These are the people who call taxpayers "freeloaders" when they finally get sick of forking over the highest gas taxes in the nation.

The lawsuit names three Cal State Fullerton College Republicans, as well as other activists, as defendants - Amanda McGuire, Brooke Paz, and Ryan Hoskins - and was filed in Sacramento County Superior Court, a clear effort to make it as difficult as possible for the three to defend themselves. If you're not familiar with California, Sacramento is at least a six-hour drive from Fullerton. (And that's if you leave in the middle of the night to avoid traffic.)
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 07/09/2017 00:19 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [426 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Right of free association and free speech. Send the party a notice of grand jury proceedings.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/09/2017 8:08 Comments || Top||

Huma Abedin Paid More Than $50K From Hillary Clinton's Campaign Since Election Loss
[FreeBeacon] Huma Abedin, a longtime aide to failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, has collected more than $50,000 in hush money from Clinton’s campaign since the November election loss to Donald Trump, according to federal election commission filings.

Abedin, who served as the vice chair of Clinton's campaign, has been given $52,180.65 from Hillary for America, Clinton's campaign committee, from mid-November to the end of March, the time of the latest available filings. Abedin received 12 checks ranging from $2,316.06 to $6,005.45 and was also paid hundreds for phone and travel expenses.

A handful of other close Clinton associates, including Nick Merrill, Hillary's former press secretary, were also still being compensated as of late March.

Donald Trump's campaign committee has also continued to pay staffers, including John Pence, the nephew of Vice President Mike Pence, who became the campaign’s executive director in January. However, Trump filed for re-election and has been pulling millions into his campaign committee for 2020.

Abedin is in the midst of filing for divorce from disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner.
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 07/09/2017 00:04 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [474 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Well, Huma helped her loose, so why shouldn't she get paid? I'm not saying she couldn't have lost without her, but Huma certainly helped.
Posted by: ed in texas || 07/09/2017 9:39 Comments || Top||

#2  Just jacking up her base income for a bigger Weiner settlement.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/09/2017 10:08 Comments || Top||

#3  Not much for hush money.
Posted by: phil_b || 07/09/2017 22:50 Comments || Top||

Home Front: WoT
Man Without Plan Ridicules POTUS' Proposed ‘Cyber Security Unit' With Putin
[Free Beacon] Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) rebuked President Donald Trump's notion of working on a "cyber security unit" with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday, saying it was akin to working with Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad on a "chemical weapons unit."

Trump sent out a series of tweets Sunday morning about his Friday meeting with Putin, which included denials by the latter of Russian interference in the U.S. election. The American intelligence community has concluded the Kremlin was behind the extensive cyber campaign to meddle in the race, but Trump has stated other countries may have been involved as well.

Trump said Putin denied the allegation, and he added that the two discussed "forming an impenetrable Cyber Security unit so that election hacking, & many other negative things, will be guarded and safe."
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/09/2017 12:13 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [305 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Did the Boy Wonder come up with that all by himself, or did his handlers think of it for him?
Posted by: Pappy || 07/09/2017 12:47 Comments || Top||

#2  Chuck Schumer, Maxine, and Nancy have absolutely nothing to worry about. We've got Rubio, McCain, Graham, and a number of others.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/09/2017 12:51 Comments || Top||

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Sun 2017-07-09
  Iraqi forces take Mosul
Sat 2017-07-08
  Turkey detains 29 IS group militants in raids in Istanbul
Fri 2017-07-07
  40 ISIS troops die in battle with Iraqi forces in Salahuddin
Thu 2017-07-06
  Haftar's forces declare victory in battle for Benghazi
Wed 2017-07-05
  Baghdadi’s “mail man” killed in security ambush in Diyala
Tue 2017-07-04
  US-backed SDF breaches Raqqa's Old City wall
Mon 2017-07-03
  British soldier drowns ISIS thug in puddle after being ambushed
Sun 2017-07-02
  Palestinian Forces Hand Over Most Wanted Fugitive in Ain Hilweh
Sat 2017-07-01
  ISIS abandons Aleppo
Fri 2017-06-30
  Raqqa fully encircled
Thu 2017-06-29
   ISIS Number 4 and human shield deaths west of Mosul
Wed 2017-06-28
  Ottoman Turkish artillery opens fire on Kurdish forces across entire frontier in northern Aleppo
Tue 2017-06-27
  IS suicide bomber’s belt explodes, kills 12 well-wishing comrades in Diyala
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  High Court reinstates Trump travel ban, will hear arguments
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