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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

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Illegal immigrants in Massachusetts city won't be arrested if they drive without a license

Illegal immigrants in Cambridge, Massachusetts, won’t be arrested for driving without a license, thanks to a new law.

Under a law passed by the city, police officers are advised not to arrest illegal immigrants found driving without a license. Instead, they are told to issue the drivers summonses.

“We need to protect our community members from a federal government that’s out of control," Cambridge City Councilor Quinton Zondervan said. “There are no other reasons for the police to arrest someone, give them a court summons instead which keeps them out of the clutches of the Trump administration.”


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Convicted sex offender Anthony Weiner, 55, 'is lobbying to be allowed inside his eight-year-old son's prestigious New York school causing panic among parents who have children the same age as the teen he sexted

Anthony Weiner has been lobbying to be allowed access to his son's school again, after he was blocked from the premises following his conviction for sexting a 15-year-old girl.

The former US Congressman, 55, continued to take his eight-year-old son Jordan to school in New York after her served 18 months in prison, but he is only allowed to collect the child from the gate.

Now Weiner – who represented New York's 9th congressional district for more than 12 years – reportedly wants to gain access to school grounds and it has upset parents of attendees.


Roger Stone WILL be sentenced on Thursday after judge rejects demand for new trial - but she will consider his plea - backed by Trump for new trial after jury foreperson's anti-Trump tweets were revealed

The federal judge overseeing Roger Stone's case has decided to go ahead with sentencing for Donald Trump's longtime political advisor – despite a personal intervention by the president who complained online the case was 'tainted.'

Judge Amy Berman Jackson held a scheduling call on the case with lawyers on Tuesday – after Stone's team sought a retrial. Although she is willing to listen to their latest request, she said she won't stall Stone's sentencing – which has provoked an extraordinary clash between career prosecutors and the White House that has brought new scrutiny on the attorney general.

'I am going to keep the sentencing where it is,' Jackson said, even as Stone's lawyers sought to delay proceedings.


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Mississippi Welfare Director Arrested For Largest Embezzlement In State History

Mississippi welfare director arrested for largest embezzlement in state history

What happened:

The former director of Mississippi's Department of Human Services, John Davis, was arrested for embezzling millions of dollars from welfare funds. Some of the funds went to a former WWE wrestler who was allegedly being paid to give classes on drug abuse. In reality, the money was paying for the wrestler’s own posh drug rehab.

He never taught a class. According to the auditor's office, Davis and another DHS employee made fake invoices to pay Brett DiBiase — a former pro wrestler who later became a DHS employee — with money intended to help poor families. DiBiase is the son of well-known former pro wrestler Ted DiBiase.

Embezzled funds were also funneled to other co-conspirators through their businesses, using fake documents and forged signatures.


Sean Hannity: Barr 'now focused on something much bigger'

Attorney General William Barr has a large operation underway to take down "deep state bureaucrats."

That's what Fox News host Sean Hannity told his audience Friday night, capping a tumultuous week for the Justice Department that involved upheaval in the Roger Stone case, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe escaping criminal charges, and news of an outside prosecutor being picked to review the case against retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.

"We are now beginning to see something very large unfold," Hannity said on his show Friday. "Roger Stone's attorneys have filed a motion for a new trial. That is a major development. That should be granted. And, by the way, it should be the beginning of Stone's ultimate vindication. We have more good news. McCabe's dismissal is frankly — when you really look at it, it's a declination to prosecute on one specific issue. Here is my read between that and the Gen. Flynn news today because we know that Barr just installed an outside counsel to look into the Gen. Flynn case."


FBI Raids James Biden-Tied Business

FBI agents last month raided the home of the CEO of a bankrupt hospital chain and one of its hospitals in Pennsylvania in new signs of trouble for a company central to accusations of influence-peddling by James Biden, brother of former Vice President Joe Biden.

The federal investigation was disclosed in documents filed this month by the acting U.S. trustee overseeing the bankruptcy case of Florida-based Americore Holdings, which is in the business of acquiring and managing rural hospitals.

The filing in Kentucky by the federal trustee, Paul A. Randolph, seeks the appointment of a trustee specifically to oversee the bankruptcy case, or otherwise the dismissal of the firm’s filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection from creditors. It said the company's CEO, Grant White, had “grossly mismanaged” his business; “has not operated the hospitals in a manner that is consistent with public safety”; and “improperly siphoned money from the Debtors for his personal benefit.”


Stacey Abrams Defends Michael Bloomberg After She Receives $5 Million for PAC in December

Failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams defended billionaire Michael Bloomberg on Monday for using his riches to compete in the Democrat presidential primary.

“Every person is allowed to run and should run the race that they think they should run, and Mike Bloomberg has chosen to use his finances,” Abrams said in an interview on ABC’s The View on Monday about Bloomberg.

Abrams compared Bloomberg using his billions to boost his campaign to other candidates using their natural talent or pets to run for office.

“Other people are using their dog, their charisma, their whatever,” she said. “I think it’s an appropriate question to raise. But I don’t think it’s disqualifying for anyone to invest in fixing America.”


'Greater Idaho': Rural Oregon residents petition to join neighboring state to escape liberal government

Idaho’s borders could change if a group of frustrated Oregonians gets their way.

Some rural Oregon residents created a petition demanding that the eastern half of the state, along with parts of Northern California and eastern Washington, be allowed to join Idaho to avoid the liberal politics of their states. The group, “Greater Idaho,” has been working county-by-county to get a ballot proposition that would allow a vote on allowing the areas to detach from their current states.

Mike McCarter, one of the group's organizers, said in a statement posted to Facebook, “Rural counties have become increasingly outraged by laws coming out of the Oregon Legislature that threaten our livelihoods, our industries, our wallet, our gun rights, and our values. We tried voting those legislators out but rural Oregon is outnumbered and our voices are now ignored. This is our last resort.”


Study: Taxpayers in Low-Migration States Pay $454M a Year for Illegal Aliens, Anchor Babies

Taxpayers in the ten states with the smallest foreign-born populations are still burdened by a cost of about $454 million every year to pay for various social services for illegal aliens and their United States-born children.

A study by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) analyzes the cost of illegal immigration and the anchor baby population to American taxpayers who live in the ten least immigrant-populated states, including New Hampshire, Mississippi, Alaska, Maine, North Dakota, West Virginia, South Dakota, Vermont, Montana, and Wyoming.

The research reveals that even in low-migration states, the cost to American taxpayers is still significant. Of the total 415,000 foreign-born residents living in these ten states, about 88,000 are illegal aliens — indicating that illegal aliens represent more than 20 percent of foreign-born residents.

Those 88,000 illegal aliens across these ten states, along with about 35,000 of their U.S.-born children, are costing American taxpayers about $454 million every year, with each illegal alien costing anywhere between $4,000 and $6,000.


‘A lot of white liberals are racist’: Black Guns Matter founder defends supporter attacked at Sanders rally

A rally for 2020 Democrat front-runner Bernie Sanders was briefly interrupted when an attendee was tackled while wearing a Black Guns Matter shirt, and the organization's founder is coming to the victim's defense.

Footage taken from Sanders's rally at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver on Sunday night shows a white Sanders supporter tackling a person of color sporting the shirt. The violence began after the two men exchanged words about the piece of clothing, which said "Black Guns Matter," referring to the organization started by Philadelphia gun rights activist Maj Toure.

"Black Guns Matter equates to racism?" the man wearing the "Black Guns Matter" shirt can be heard asking in a video of the incident released Monday.


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Iowa man accused of forcing woman to watch Roots to 'better understand her racism'

Police in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, have arrested a black man after a woman claimed he abducted her and forced her to watch the nine-hour 1977 miniseries Roots to combat "her racism."

Robert Lee Noye, 52, was arrested Monday on charges of first-degree harassment and false imprisonment.

The woman told police that Noye made her sit and watch the miniseries, which chronicles the journey of a family brought to America through the slave trade, “so she could better understand her racism.”


History: 1776 vs. 1619

A wide-ranging group of writers from ideologically diverse backgrounds has come together to challenge leftist assertions in the New York Times’s 1619 Project that the United States was built on slavery. In response, the educational series 1776 was recently launched by the Woodson Center under the guidance of longtime activist and scholar Robert Woodson.

The Woodson Center was founded in 1981 to raise awareness and funding for neighborhoods seeking to solve critical community problems through innovative initiatives. Robert Woodson began 1776 as a direct response to the misguided and harmful history put forth by the Times.

Woodson described the 1619 Project as a “lethal” narrative that perpetuates a culture of victimhood in the African American community by claiming that life for blacks in America has been predetermined by slavery and Jim Crow.

“This garbage that is coming down from the scholars and writers from 1619 is most hypocritical because they don’t live in communities [that are] suffering,” said Woodson. “They are advocating something they don’t have to pay the penalty for.”

Glenn Loury, economics professor at Brown University and 1776 contributor, added, “The idea that the specter of slavery still determines the character of life among African Americans is an affront to me. I believe in America, and I believe in black people. Something tells me … the 1619 Project authors don’t. They don’t believe in America … and I’m sorry to have to report, I get the impression they don’t believe in black people.”


Days after horrifying Daytona 500 crash, Ryan Newman released from hospital

DAYTONA BEACH, FL (WJLA) — Days after a horrifying crash at the Daytona 500 that sent Ryan Newman to a hospital, the longtime Monster Energy Cup Series driver has been released.

Earlier Wednesday morning, Roush Fenway had posted on social media of him awake and active, standing and smiling with his two daughters at Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach.

The racing group then stated at 1:43 p.m. Newman was treated and released from the hospital.


Tom Cotton: Establishment Media ‘Spouting’ Chinese ‘Communist Party Line’

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) ripped establishment U.S. media outlets who have mis-characterized his comments on the origins of the coronavirus outbreak plaguing China and the world during an exclusive interview with Breitbart News this week.

Cotton, who this past weekend during an appearance on Maria Bartiromo’s Fox News Channel program Sunday Morning Futures laid out how Communist China has not been honest about the origins of the coronavirus, has been the subject of vicious attacks from establishment media in the U.S. as a result.

In particular, during the Bartiromo interview, Cotton specifically said there is not evidence to suggest that the coronavirus originated in a high-security biochemical lab the Chinese Communist Party government operates in Wuhan. But since the government’s original official story about the virus’s origin is collapsing under scrutiny, the senator argued that the question needs to be asked—and that that theory, along with several other more plausible virus origin theories than the Communists’ original and likely false claim that the virus originated in a food market, need to be pursued. Cotton argued that the Communists must allow internationally renowned independent western experts into China to investigate the matter.

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'Some guy wearing a dress': Bloomberg once called transgender people 'it'

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg made controversial remarks about transgender people while discussing priorities of various issues within the Democratic Party.

Bloomberg chided the Democratic Party for its focus on social issues, such as gender dysphoria, during a March 2019 forum hosted by the Bermuda Business Development Agency. "If your conversation during a presidential election is about some guy wearing a dress and whether 'he,' 'she,' or 'it' can go to the locker room with their daughter, that's not a winning formula for most people."

Bloomberg then went on to say he believes voters care more about the issues of healthcare, education, and public safety. He later blamed the Democratic Party for aiding the election of President Trump because they moved "so far left."


Emmanuel Macron vows to 'win the battle' against Muslims creating separate communities in France

Emmanuel Macron today pledged to 'win the battle' against Muslims creating separate communities in France.

During a visit to a police station in a densely populated district of Mulhouse, in the east of the country, the French President said: 'The Republic must keep her promises.

'We must fight separatism because when the Republic does not keep her promises, others will try to replace it.'

He added: 'We have decided to win the battle against Islamic separatism using education and the economy'.


China's military weaponizing LinkedIn, officials warn

U.S. officials are increasingly sounding the alarm about LinkedIn as a tool of foreign influence in American affairs.

Officials say the online professional networking platform owned by Microsoft poses a threat for foreign influence and intelligence collection efforts, particularly by China.

William R. Evanina, director of U.S. counterintelligence, singled out LinkedIn last week, saying the networking platform could be weaponized by the members of the Chinese military whom the U.S. indicted on charges of hacking credit reporting giant Equifax and stealing data of more than 145 million Americans in 2017.

“They have more than just your credit score; they have all of your data,” Mr. Evanina said. That includes Social Security numbers and other personally identifiable information such as bank account numbers. He said the data can be used as leverage to target vulnerable Americans inside and outside of government who have access to sensitive information and who can be reached through LinkedIn.


Massachusetts Democrat who sits on ethics panel arrested for corruption

Longtime Massachusetts state Rep. David Nangle, who sits on both the ethics and rules committees, has been arrested for corruption.

The Democratic lawmaker was arrested by the FBI and IRS on Tuesday and charged with bank fraud, lying to a bank, falsifying tax returns, and wire fraud. He stands accused of using his campaign’s bank account to fund his expensive gambling habit, according to ABC News.

The 28-count indictment alleges Nangle “was heavily in debt, had poor credit and had regular cash flow problems as a result of extensive gambling at various casinos in Connecticut, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, among others — placing thousands of bets on internet gambling sites.”


'If Donald Trump won't talk to Iran, someone should.' Democratic senator Chris Murphy reveals he met Tehran's foreign minister and brushes aside criticism by Mike Pompeo

Sen. Chris Murphy on Tuesday defended a weekend meeting he held with Iran's foreign minister in Europe, after his actions were questioned in conservative media and as President Donald Trump suggested they may have violated U.S. law.

The Connecticut Democrat said his Saturday meeting with Mohammed Javad Zarif was important because it is 'dangerous not to talk to one's enemies.'

Murphy said he wanted to see Zarif because there has been no U.S. diplomatic channel with Iran since Trump withdrew from the 2015 nuclear deal two years ago.


Latino support for Trump holding steady: Poll

President Trump's Latino support is holding strong in the lead up to the 2020 election.

Thirty percent of Hispanic voters support Trump, and 23% approve strongly, according to a study by Pew Research Center.

Exit polls in 2016 showed about 28% of Latino voters voted for Trump.

"These voters no longer align their cultural identity with immigrants, and immigration as an issue is less important to them," Kristian Ramos, the former spokesman for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, wrote in the Atlantic. "The vitriol the White House directs at immigrants does not move those who support Trump."


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Former Diplomat’s Daughter Held Without Bond in Stabbing Death of Man in Maryland

A former U.S. ambassador’s daughter who is charged with murder was ordered held without bond Tuesday afternoon after the judge said she is a danger to the community.

Sophia Negroponte, 27, is accused of stabbing 24-year-old Yousuf Rasmussen to death inside a Rockville, Maryland, home last week.

When police arrived about 11:15 p.m. Thursday, Negroponte was lying on top of Rasmussen’s the bloody body pleading for her friend not to die and saying she was sorry, according to court documents.


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Highest percentage of public since 2017 believe US heading in 'right direction': Poll

Citizens have the highest confidence in the direction of the United States since the month after President Trump's inauguration.

A new Rasmussen poll found that 46% of the public believes that the U.S. is headed in the "right direction," jumping 4 points since last week. The survey notes that confidence in the country's direction has nearly doubled since 2016.

"By comparison, this number ran in the mid- to upper 20s for much of 2016," Rasmussen wrote in its report. The last time people felt this degree of confidence was February 2017, when 46% of the public also felt the country was headed in the "right direction," while 48% said America was headed in the "wrong direction."


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Ja'net DuBois dies at age 74: Good Times actress, two-time Emmy winner and singer passes away in her sleep

Actress Ja'net DuBois has died at the age of 74.

The two-time Emmy winner passed away unexpectedly in her sleep Tuesday night at her home in California, TMZ reports.

DuBois is best known for starring in the hit 1970s sitcom Good Times, but she made history with her earlier role on the CBS soap opera Love of Life - becoming the first African-American actress to have a regular role on daytime TV.

She starred as Loretta Allen on that drama between 1971 and 1972.


Judge rules 16-year-old charged in deadly Frederick Fair attack to be tried as juvenile

FREDERICK, Md. (ABC7) — A judge has ruled that one of the two teens charged in the murder of a man at the Great Frederick Fair last year will be tried as a juvenile, according to the State's Attorney for Frederick County.

Frederick County Judge Julie Stevenson Solt issued a written opinion on the case Tuesday afternoon denying the state's waiver motion concluding that the 16-year-old suspect's case remains in the juvenile court system.

The 16-year-old is accused of being one of the attackers who killed 59-year-old John Marvin Weed at the Great Frederick Fair on Sept. 20, 2019. Another teen, a 15-year-old, is also being charged in the case.


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