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Wednesday, May 01, 2019

THE DAY COLLUSION DIED - Parody of American Pie

Fox News Channel is top basic cable network in April; CNN ratings plummet

Fox News Channel dominated basic cable for the month of April, beating news, sports, and entertainment networks in total day and primetime viewers, while rival news channel CNN continued to shed its audience.

According to Nielsen Media Research, FNC garnered 2.4 million viewers in primetime and finished first among all basic cable stations for the third month in a row, and 1.4 million viewers in total day to top basic cable for the 34th consecutive month.

For the 208th month in a row, FNC also beat left-leaning CNN and MSNBC across both categories, while CNN marked its lowest-rated month in total day viewers since October 2015, and since August 2015 in the key demographic of viewers age 25-54.


Kirsten Gillibrand wants to give everyone 600 'Democracy Dollars'

2020 contender Kirsten Gillibrand, currently polling negligibly in a crowded presidential primary field, has released a policy proposal that’s making waves today: give every eligible citizen a taxpayer-subsidized 600 “Democracy Dollars” to donate towards political candidates, with $200 each designated for the presidential race, the Senate, and the House of Representatives. This, she says, is a move towards “clean elections,” because “every American’s voice should be as loud as the Koch Brothers.’”

Let’s examine that. Very few Americans give more than $200 towards presidential candidates (with a maximum allowable donation of $2,700). And the ones who do tend to be disproportionately richer. But Gillibrand’s proposal is a terrible way to level the field and to undo the problems that money in politics creates.

Why? First, it would simply multiply the amount of money in politics by an order of magnitude, with effects that wouldn’t be good for the political system at large, but would be good for ad buyers and PR flacks and political operatives. It was reported in 2017 that election watchdog Open Secrets put the final total pricetag of America’s 2016 political races for the presidency, Senate, and House of Representatives at roughly $6.5bn.


Mayor Catherine Pugh’s Lawyer Announces Press Conference For Thursday, Prayer Vigil Held Wednesday

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh’s attorney Steve Silverman said the mayor’s decision on her future will be made known at a press conference at his office Thursday afternoon.

A prayer vigil is planned for later Wednesday evening for Mayor Catherine Pugh, who has been on leave for the last month.

The vigil is reportedly being held by “The Woman of Baltimore” for a “hope, help and healing,” interfaith prayer vigil for not only Pugh- but Baltimore City.


State lawmaker wants to ban people from using food stamps to buy junk food

If one Texas lawmaker has his way, people on food stamps in the Lone Star state will be banned from using using their benefits to buy energy drinks, soda, cookies, candy or potato chips.

Rep. Briscoe Cain recently proposed legislation seeking to take junk food out of low-income shopping carts, saying he's concerned that poor eating habits among those getting food benefits are leading to health troubles. The measure "seeks to curb the spread of diabetes and other health complications among Texas in at-risk populations by eliminating sugary drinks and snacks from the state's nutrition assistance program," the Republican state representative said, according to local media outlets.

The proposed bill defines "energy drink" as a beverage containing at least 65 milligrams of caffeine per eight fluid ounces. Coffee would still allowed, as would fruit and vegetable juice.


Troopers Arrest Seaford Man on Drug and Weapon Charges-Seaford

Seaford- The Delaware State Police have arrested a Seaford man after a traffic stop led to the discovery of drugs and a weapon.
The incident occurred on April 30, 2019 at approximately 12:29 p.m., when members of the Governor’s Task Force (GTF) and the Sussex Drug Unit (SDU) were in the area of the Duck in Car Wash, located at 9817 Spotless Street Seaford, and positively identified 28-year-old Jesse Drummond at the business. Drummond was observed operating a blue Toyota Avalon from the parking lot and was known to have a revoked driver’s license and an active capias.  A traffic stop was conducted on Seashore Highway and Drummond was taken into custody without incident.  A canine scan was conducted of the vehicle which resulted in a positive alert for the presence of narcotics.
Drummond was transported back to Troop 4 where he was found in possession 21 bags of heroin (.147 grams) and 1.22 grams of crack cocaine. A search warrant was obtained for the Toyota Avalon, which led to the discovery of drug paraphernalia and a .40 caliber handgun that was reported stolen. It was learned that Drummond was a person prohibited from possessing a firearm.
Drummond was charged with the following:
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited
  • Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (2 counts)
  • Receiving a Stolen Firearm
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Drummond was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $29,500.00 secured bond.

State Police Investigate Fatal Crash In Queen Anne’s County

(GRASONVILLE, MD) – Maryland State Police troopers are investigating a fatal crash in Queen Anne’s County that claimed the life of a 43-year old man.

The deceased is identified as Terry Cox, 43, of White Hall, MD. Cox was the operator and sole occupant of a dump truck involved in the crash. EMS personnel pronounced him deceased at the scene.

At 9:15 a.m. today, troopers from the Centreville Barrack responded to call of a reported vehicle crash on westbound Route 50 in the area of Hissey Road. The preliminary investigation indicates the dump truck was traveling westbound on US Rt. 50 when the crash occurred.

For reasons unknown at this time, the dump truck, hauling gravel and other debris, traveled off the left side of the road into the median and came to rest on its side. The majority of the gravel and other debris it was carrying spilled into the median.

Maryland State Police personnel from the Crash Team and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division responded to conduct the investigation. Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration personnel responded to establish a detour around the area.

The cause of the crash has not been determined at this time. The investigation continues…

Officials interrupt terror plot targeting white supremacists in California

An Army veteran who converted to Islam and discussed launching various terror attacks throughout Southern California was arrested as he plotted to bomb a white supremacist rally as retribution for the New Zealand mosque attacks, federal prosecutors said Monday.

Mark Domingo, an infantryman who served a combat stint in Afghanistan, was arrested Friday after visiting a park in Long Beach where investigators say he planned to plant home-made explosive devices made with nail-filled pressure cookers in advance of a Nazi rally scheduled Sunday.

Domingo, 26, was arrested on a charge of providing material support to terrorists. A criminal complaint said he had been planning since March to "manufacture and use a weapon of mass destruction in order to commit mass murder."


Trinity Prof.: "Whiteness Is Terrorism", Slams Obamas As "White 'Kneegrows"

Trinity College professor is in hot water after tweeting “whiteness is terrorism." 
Professor of Sociology Johnny Eric Williams followed that tweet with another saying, “all self-identified white people (no exceptions) are invested in and collude with systematic white racism/white supremacy.”

The professor has since made his account private but the tweets can be seen on The Hartford Courant.

Williams also called out former President and First Lady Barack and Michelle Obama. According to the Hartford Courant, he said,

“I’m referring to [Turning Point USA leader Candace Owens'] other and less brazen but more insidious dangerous ‘white’ kneegrows like Barry and Michelle Obama and many other white kneegrows you encounter daily.”

Police Seek Information on Eagle, Owl Poisonings

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and Maryland Natural Resources Police are asking the public for information about a series of poisoning events on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in Kent and Talbot counties.

The first incident, occurring in Kent County on March 1 near Route 445 and Swan Creek Road in Chestertown resulted in the deaths of six bald eagles, a great horned owl and significant injuries to other eagles that were rescued and treated. The activity is consistent with the suspected on-going and intentional poisoning of foxes, raccoons and other nuisance animals in the area. USFWS agents and Natural Resources Police officers have returned to the area on several occasions since the initial incident and retrieved eagle carcasses that were discovered and reported by local land owners and property managers.

On April 3, authorities were called to a farm in Talbot County, near Lewistown Road and Colby Road in Cordova, where they discovered three bald eagles showing signs of poisoning. The eagles had been feeding on a red fox carcass. Two of the eagles were treated for poisoning and are in stable condition. One of the eagles died at the scene.

It is suspected that these events are related as a result of unknown persons placing baits laced with carbofuran, one of the most toxic carbamate pesticides, in fields, along woods lines and even directly into fox dens. Carbofuran, sold under the trade name Furadan, is known to be particularly toxic to birds. In its granular form, a single grain will kill a bird. Birds often eat numerous grains of the pesticide, mistaking them for seeds, and then die shortly thereafter. Before the granular form was banned by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1991, it was blamed for millions of bird deaths per year. The liquid version of the pesticide is less hazardous to birds since they are not as likely to ingest it directly, but it is still very lethal when placed into bait.

The USFWS and NRP are urging anyone with relevant and specific information to come forward. Eagles probably are not the primary target of the poisoning. However, Furadan is so toxic that the eagles are secondarily poisoned after feeding on the poisoned primary target. The incident in Kent County was different than the eagle deaths in that an owl, typically not a scavenger, was killed. The USFWS believes that whoever was placing the poisoned baits did it so recklessly that the poison was likely lying out in the open for any animal or person to find.

The USFWS and NRP are both disappointed and frustrated that this activity continues to occur in this area of Maryland, noting that thirteen eagles had been poisoned under similar circumstances back in February 2016 near Federalsburg, Maryland. There are legal methods and means of dealing with nuisance predators. This appears to be a problem systemic to Maryland and specifically to the northern Delmarva Peninsula. The USFWS and NRP have interviewed numerous persons including land owners, hunters and other persons associated with these areas. However, none of the individuals were able to provide any information on the poisonings. Resident Agent in Charge Jay Pilgrim, who supervises USFWS efforts in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Delaware, said this is a problem unique to this area of Maryland. Pilgrim said, “It is hard to believe that not one person has information of persons placing a toxic poison that has killed no fewer than twenty eagles in these areas. The only way this stops is if the local communities come forward with information.” Although bald eagles are no longer listed under the Endangered Species Act, they are still federally protected by the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. The USFWS is offering a reward of up to $10,000 to eligible individuals for information that furthers this investigation.

Citizens who know about illegal fishing and hunting activities as well as the illegal killing of wildlife can make an anonymous report, 24/7, to Maryland Wildlife Crime Stoppers by calling or texting, 443-433-4112, email, or report violations using the department’s free mobile app. Dispatchers will alert the nearest patrol officer. If the tip leads to the arrest and conviction, the Maryland Wildlife Crime Stoppers board of directors may issue a reward.

Maryland Wildlife Crime Stoppers does not receive any federal or state funding and depends solely on financial support from corporate, individual or public donations or gifts. The nonprofit organization serves as the state affiliate of International Wildlife Crime Stoppers, a group dedicated to stopping illegal hunting and fishing as well as the illegal killing of wildlife across the globe. Donations to Maryland Wildlife Crime Stoppers can be sent to: 1783 Forest Drive, Suite 328, Annapolis, Maryland 21401.

Global Warming Going the way of Russia Collusion

The last thing we expect mid-spring is snow. Yet that’s just what we have. As theWeather Channel reports, “It may be late April, but Winter Storm Xyler will make you forget that it is spring in the Midwest this weekend as it is expected to bring some unusually heavy late season snowfall.”

Snow is heading to New York as well, despite the state’s all-out effort to combat global warming by attempting to ban plastic straws and now hot dogs. From theNew York Post, “Upstate NY may get up to 3 inches of snow this weekend.”

Across the country in Denver, the weather won’t be much different, as The Denver Channel reports, “Mild through the weekend, cold, rain and snow next week!” What’s going on? I thought the planet was heating up, with melting icecaps, rising sea levels, and less than 12 years before the earth burns to a crisp?


7-time deported criminal alien from Mexico sentenced in Iowa to 21 months in federal prison for unlawfully possessing a firearm

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — A seven-time deported criminal alien from Mexico, living in northeastern Iowa, was sentenced Friday to nearly two years in federal prison for being an illegal alien and drug user unlawfully possessing a firearm.

This sentence resulted from an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and the Sioux City Police Department.

Luis Alberto DeLoera-Serna, 40, a Mexican man who is illegally present in the United States, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Leonard T. Strand, after pleading guilty on Jan. 11, 2019. He was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison on one count of possessing a firearm by a prohibited person; he must also serve a two-year term of supervised release after he completes his prison term.

Evidence produced at the change of plea and sentencing hearings revealed DeLoera-Serna was not only an alien illegally in the United States, and drug user who possessed a firearm, but he was also an armed drug dealer with a criminal history. That history included domestic violence, traffic offenses, and seven illegal re-entries into the United States.

Depending on an alien’s criminality, an alien who re-enters the United States after having been previously deported commits a felony punishable by up to 20 years in federal prison, if convicted.

There is no parole in the federal system. DeLoera-Serna is currently in U.S. Marshal’s custody pending his transfer to a federal prison.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Forde Fairchild, Northern District of Iowa.

Leftist Comedian Comes Clean: "Nothing Is Free... Especially College"

Leftist comedian Bill Maher challenged liberals over the weekend on his HBO show "Real Time with Bill Maher" on a key 2020 issue: free college.

Unlike many in his party, though, Maher challenged the conventional thinking of "free college," pointing out that it would only hurt the poor.

Maher's comment came just days after 2020 Democrat presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren outlined her plan to offer "free" four-year college through raising some taxes. At least two more Democrat 2020 presidential candidates, Sen. Kamala Harris of California and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, have also indicated they support the idea of "free" four-year college.


The Real "Bombshells" Are About To Hit Their Targets

The next bombshell report to drop from the Justice Department likely will earn none of the breathless fanfare and media coverage that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report received, but it could be far more incriminating.

In the next several weeks, Inspector General Michael Horowitz is expected to issue his summation of the potential abuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act by top officials in the Obama Administration and holdovers in the early Trump Administration who were overseeing the investigation of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.

And the perpetrators of the so-called FISAgate scandal now are scrambling for cover as the bad news looms.

Horowitz announced last March that his office would examine the Justice Department’s conduct “in applications filed with the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) relating to a certain U.S. person.” That U.S. person is Trump campaign associate Carter Page. In October 2016, just two weeks before the presidential election, the Justice Department submitted an application to the FISC seeking authorization to wiretap Page. The court filing accused Page, a Naval Academy graduate and unpaid campaign advisor, of being an agent of Russia.


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'I Was One Block Away From Killing Myself'

When Acie Burleson encountered Jesus Christ as his Savior, he learned about the Biblical command to deny himself, take up his cross, and follow the Lord as Matthew 16:24 states. Years later, he says he's heard from God and has started a journey to literally carry the cross all the way to the Grand Canyon.

"The moment that I gave my life to God, my life was radically changed, and that's what makes this walk kind of easy -- is Jesus," Burleson shared in a recent video on Facebook. "Jesus is amazing."

The 34-year-old has left his home in Andrews, South Carolina, and since March 11th he's been traveling from town to town on back roads carrying a wooden cross he built.

"When I got saved, God called me out to be a walking memorial for Him," he said. "I've never done a long distance like this before. Most of the time it was just town to town. This is the big one. I'm going all out."

Since the start of his journey, he has been sharing the gospel of Christ along the way, telling people to "pray and be ready for the coming of Christ."

He has multiple stories of miracles so far, including a woman being saved from suicide.

"There was a woman driving and she was just looking at me, so I waved like 'Hello' and kept walking. She then cut me off and is just falling out of her window weeping and crying," Burleson told the Carolina News and Reporter.


Jury finds Dawnta Harris guilty of murdering Officer Amy Caprio

TOWSON, Md. —The jury in the trial of Dawnta Harris has returned a verdict, finding him guilty of murder in the death of a Baltimore County police officer.

Harris, 17, was tried as an adult, accused of running over Baltimore County police Officer Amy Caprio in a stolen Jeep in May 2018, killing her.

The jury convicted Harris believing he participated in at least one burglary and was behind the wheel of the stolen Jeep.

Here's how the verdict was returned Wednesday morning:


Governor Hogan Congratulates New House Speaker

Looks Forward to Bipartisan Collaboration with Adrienne Jones

Governor Larry Hogan today congratulated Delegate Adrienne Jones on her election as the next Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates:

“I extend my sincere congratulations to Adrienne Jones on becoming the 107th Speaker of the House of Delegates. The election of our first African-American and first female Speaker marks a proud and historic moment for our state.

“It is also a moment of great opportunity; Adrienne has pledged to be a Speaker for all delegates, and that is exactly the kind of bipartisan, collaborative spirit our state needs right now.

“I look forward to working with Speaker Jones on our shared priorities and with the entire General Assembly to continue finding bipartisan, common sense solutions.”

‘Vampire Facial’ At New Mexico Spa Tied To 2 HIV Cases, Health Officials Say

Health officials are investigating two cases of human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, among clients who received injection-related procedures, including “vampire facials,” at an Albuquerque spa.

The New Mexico Department of Health announced on Monday that laboratory tests indicated that the two clients were infected with the same virus, increasing the likelihood that the infections may have resulted from a procedure at the spa.

Now the health department is offering free and confidential testing for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C for any clients who received injection-related procedures at VIP Spa in Albuquerque, New Mexico, between May and September 2018.


Prom dates surprised when kind woman picks up dinner tab

CLARKSBURG, Md. (FOX 5 WTTG) - A stranger's random act of kindness left a group of Clarksburg High School students stunned when she offered to pay for their meals.

Before a night filled with dancing, Therese de Leon and a prom group of 10 friends arrived at Ted's Bulletin for dinner. As they were looking over the menu, their server Antonio returned to the table to inform them they were in for a special treat and had a huge surprise for them.

“He told us that there was a lady that night who was a regular customer at Ted’s. She wasn’t served by our server, Antonio, that night, but usually is.” Therese said, “She asked him which tables he had that night but said we were his only table. She told him that we looked absolutely stunning and offered to pay for our dinner-- anything we wanted.”


Rockville Safeway Employee Arrested For Assault After Allegedly Coercing 14-Year-Old Girl Into Sex

ROCKVILLE, MD. (WJZ) — A Rockville Safeway employee is under arrest after he allegedly lured a 14-year-old girl into the grocery store’s basement stockroom where police say he coerced her to have sex.

23-year-old Kevin Taffo-Sanchez faces two counts of third-degree assault.

Authorities said the alleged assault took place in November 2017 at the Safeway in downtown Bethesda, but the victim didn’t report it to police until February.


U.S. Border Patrol Agents Apprehend Two Huge Groups of Illegal Aliens in New Mexico Tuesday Morning

SUNLAND PARK/ANTELOPE WELLS, N.M. – U.S. Border Patrol agents working in New Mexico apprehended several large groups between midnight and sunrise on Tuesday. These groups, like many others before, are comprised primarily of Central American families and unaccompanied juveniles.

Agents encountered a group of what seemed to be over 400 illegal aliens in Sunland Park just after midnight. Border Patrol agents were able to apprehend all the aliens. In just a few hours the total number taken into custody in the Sunland Park area was 424.

While dealing with this influx of people in the Sunland Park area U.S. Border Patrol agents working at Camp Bounds Forward Operating Base at the Antelope Wells Port of Entry, arrested a large group of 230 illegal aliens around 2 a.m. This group was also comprised primarily of Central American families and unaccompanied juveniles.

This is an ongoing situation that U.S Border Patrol agents are facing in southern New Mexico: hundreds of parents and children being encountered by agents after having faced a dangerous journey in the hands of unscrupulous smugglers.

Criminal organizations continue to exploit innocent human lives in order to enhance their illicit activities without due regard to the risks of human life. In most cases these smugglers never cross the border themselves in order to avoid apprehension.

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Deaf man adopts deaf rescue puppy, teaches him sign language

MAINE — A man who was born deaf is now the owner of a sweet puppy who is also unable to hear.

Nick Abbott, 31, of Maine, adopted his dog Emerson through the foster-based rescue, NFR Maine, ABC News reports.

At 6 weeks old, Emerson was rescued from a shelter in Florida and later transferred up north.The black lab mix experienced seizures and an infection known as canine parvovirus, or parvo.

"Once we got him home from the vet's office from Florida, we realized he had hearing difficulties," Powers told "Good Morning America. "He doesn't let it bother him at all, though he's a typical puppy."


Maduro Regime Censors CNN, BBC After Coverage of Violence Against Protesters

The Nicolas Maduro regime has reportedly blocked the Venezuelan people's access to independent news sources amid media coverage of government violence against protesters.

Opposition leader and U.S.-recognized Venezuelan President Juan Guaido announced Tuesday that they had the military backing required to force Maduro from power after a 2018 election that was widely viewed by the international community as illegitimate.

The pro-Maduro and opposition forces clashed throughout the day, with images and video of the video being broadcast both inside and outside of Venezuela. In one widely covered incident, a government military vehicle could be seen plowing through unarmed protesters.


Steve Hilton: China Is ‘Funding Biden Family Businesses’ with ‘Billions of Dollars’

On Sunday, Fox News Channel’s Steve Hilton reported on Peter Schweizer’s investigation of former vice president Joe Biden’s family’s business dealings with China’s government, concluding that Biden was “compromised by a foreign power and unfit to be president.”

Hunter Biden — Biden’s second son — secured $1 billion in financing from the Bank of China — an arm of the Chinese government — for a private equity firm founded by himself and Christopher Heinz, the stepson of former Secretary of State John Kerry. That private equity firm was named Bohai-Harvest RST (BHR).

Joe Biden “is the very definition of a corrupt insider,” said Hilton, rejecting left-wing and partisan Democrat marketing of Joe Biden as “a man of the working people.” He profiled Biden in a segment entitled, “Swamp Watch.”


Virginia judge rules Charlottesville confederate statues are war monuments protected by state law

A Virginia judge has ruled that statues of Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson in Charlottesville are war monuments that the city cannot remove without permission from the state.

In a nine-page ruling obtained from the University of Virginia School of Law website, Circuit Court Judge Richard E. Moore said neither the intentions of the people who erected the statues nor how they make people feel change the fact that the statues pay homage to the Civil War. Moore cited state code in his ruling that says it is illegal for municipalities to remove such monuments to war.

“I find this conclusion inescapable,” Moore said. “It is the very reason the statues have been complained about from the beginning. It does no good pretending they are something other than what they actually are.”


Hundreds To Lose Jobs After Luke Paper Mill Closing In Western Maryland

LUKE, Md. (WJZ) — A paper mill in Western Maryland is shutting its doors leaving hundreds without jobs.

Verso announced Tuesday it would close its paper mill in the town of Luke in Allegany County after a decline in the demand for “grades of coated freesheet paper produced at the mill, along with rising input costs, a significant influx of imports, and rising compliance costs and infrastructure challenges associated with recent environmental regulation changes.”

The mill will close on June 30. It will reduce the company’s coated freesheet production capacity by 450,000 tons and its total annual production of the paper by 2.7 million tons.

“It is unfortunate that we had to make the decision to close the Luke Mill, but the continuing decline in demand for the grades of paper manufactured there left us no choice but to close this facility that has struggled with profitability for a number of years,” said Verso Interim Chief Executive Officer Leslie T. Lederer.



An MSNBC reporter made the American case for the Second Amendment during a report Tuesday on the chaos and civil unrest in Venezuela.

Host Andrea Mitchell remarked to reporter Kerry Sanders her surprise at socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro’s ability to remain in power despite months of strife and turmoil in Venezuela under his socialist regime.

“Not only hanging on but he appears to still control the military,” Sanders said. “You have to understand, in Venezuela gun ownership is not something that is open to everybody.”


Baltimore Colts legend and World War II veteran Gino Marchetti dies at 93

Gino Marchetti, the Pro Football Hall of Famer and rugged former Baltimore Colts defensive end, has passed away at the age of 93.

Although a cause of death has not been specified, the legendary pass rusher was with his wife of 41 years when he died at Paoli Hospital in Paoli, Pennsylvania on Tuesday.

'I kissed him and he knew me and smiled,' Joan Marchetti told the Baltimore Sun. 'That was Gino's way of saying goodbye.'



An FBI report describes how left-wing Antifa activists schemed with a drug cartel associate to stage an “armed rebellion” at the US/Mexican border.

“The document warns of “anti-fascist activists” that “planned to disrupt U.S. law enforcement and military security operations at the US/Mexican border,” reports the San Diego Union-Tribune.

The six page report was sent with a “priority” status to the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Drug Enforcement Agency, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Administration.

It details how alleged drug cartel associate Ivan Riebeling would sell guns to the Antifa activists who were also encouraged to bring their own weapons to the border to help illegal immigrants initiate a violent incursion.



Islamic group frequented Obama’s White House dozens of times

The Trump administration is set to classify the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization, the White House said.

The designation will introduce new travel and economic sanctions against the Egyptian Islamist group, which has a membership of over one million.

“The President has consulted with his national security team and leaders in the region who share his concern, and this designation is working its way through the internal process,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement Tuesday.

Notably, Democrat leadership, particularly former President Obama, had a more than friendly relationship with the Muslim organization in the aftermath of the U.S.-backed Arab Spring that saw the overthrow of then-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in 2011.


Stacey Abrams Will Not Run for Senate in 2020

Stacey Abrams announced on Tuesday that she would not run for Senate in 2020, denying Democrats their favored recruit for the race in Georgia. She did not say if she planned to run for president, which she has also been considering doing.

Ms. Abrams, 45, had been courted aggressively by national Democrats to enter the Senate race against David Perdue, one of President Trump’s closest allies in Congress. As a candidate for governor last year, she electrified Democratic voters in Georgia and became a hero to liberals nationally with an energetic campaign that ended in a narrow defeat.

“I am so grateful for all of the support and encouragement I have received from fellow Georgians, to leaders of Congress and beyond,” she said in a video announcing her decision. “However the fights to be waged require a deep commitment to the job, and I do not see the U.S. Senate as the best role for me in this battle for our nation’s future.”


'Empire' is Coming Back ... BUT JUSSIE ISN'T

The good news for "Empire" fans ... the show is coming back for Season 6. The bad news for Jussie Smollett -- he's not coming back.

Fox just issued the following statement ... "By mutual agreement, the studio has negotiated an extension to Jussie Smollett's option for season 6, but at this time there are no plans for the character of Jamal to return to 'Empire.'"

Yep ... sounds weird, that Fox wants to keep Jussie hanging just in case, but that's the deal. It could be ... Fox is hedging its bets, to see what happens in the civil case in which the City of Chicago is suing the actor for the costs of the investigation. The upshot of that case -- Jussie will be tried for allegedly faking the "attack." Perhaps if he wins, Fox will reconsider.


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Two dead, four injured at UNC Charlotte as SWAT respond and students shelter in place

The suspected gunman accused of killing two people and injuring four others at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte smirked as he was led into the police station Tuesday night.

Trystan Terrell, 22, who was dressed in dark clothing and had his hands cuffed behind his back, turned to a reporter outside Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and smiled and shouted something inaudible while heading into the police headquarters.

Video shows one of the officers, who is leading him inside, jerking the suspect’s arm after he made the comment, before they disappear from view. Police have confirmed charges are pending against Terrell.



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Florida Senate Passes Bill Allowing Teachers to Be Armed to Shoot Back

The Florida Senate passed legislation on Monday that will allow teachers to be armed to shoot back if their classroom comes under attack.

WJCT reported that the legislation, SB 7030, passed by a vote of 22-17. Every Democrat in the Senate voted against giving the teachers the option to be armed. Sen. Anitere Flores (R-Miami) joined the Democrats.

SB 7030 does not require that teachers be armed. Rather, it expands the state’s “Guardian” program to give teachers who wish to be armed the opportunity to pursue the training and credentials necessary to do so.