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Name: Laser Haas
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Love BB, Laser Tag, Poker (Tournaments only). Work with Occupy camps. Willing to help you in your fight for justice (let's discuss it).

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New York Times metro editor steps down after internal investigation

Source: The HILL

The metro editor of The New York Times, Wendell Jamieson, resigned on Monday following an internal investigation at the newspaper.

"I regret and apologize for my mistakes and leaving under these circumstances," Jamieson said in a statement published by the Times.

"Leading Metro for the last five years and working with the incredible Times team has been the high point of my professional life," he continued.

Times spokeswoman Eileen Murphy did not say why an investigation into Jamieson was launched.

Read more: https://thehill-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/thehill.com/homenews/media/385584-new-york-times-metro-editor-steps-down-after-internal-investigation?amp

After a respite, Cruz again questioning McConnell's strategies

Source: The HILL

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who has been more of a team player since losing the 2016 GOP presidential primary to Donald Trump, is reemerging as an agitator in the GOP conference.

Cruz is questioning Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) strategy on the GOP's 2018 agenda, which is to steer clear of partisan bills that don’t have Democratic support.

Cruz, who is up for reelection this year and faces a spirited challenger in Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D), is leading a group of restive conservatives who want to vote on a budget resolution that would set up a special process — known as reconciliation — to allow the GOP to pass ambitious legislation, such as an ObamaCare repeal, with a simple majority.

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/385254-after-a-respite-cruz-again-questioning-mcconnells-strategies?userid=216387

Cruz worries the time for passing lasting legislative reforms might be limited given the widespread perception that Democrats have a good chance of winning back the House next year. Those concerns are shared by many conservatives in the House, who communicate regularly with Cruz.

Stormy Daniels lawyer: Trump in 'panic mode' over Michael Cohen

Source: The HILL

Stormy Daniels’s lawyer on Sunday said President Trump is in “panic mode” after realizing his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, is in trouble.

“Mr. Trump realizes he's in a lot of trouble, and he's in panic mode,” Michael Avenatti told CNN’s Jake Tapper on "State of the Union."

Avenatti’s comments came shortly after the National Enquirer, a tabloid that has been friendly to the president, wrote a cover story going after Cohen.

The National Enquirer is owned by American Media Inc., which is chaired by Trump ally David Pecker.

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/385463-stormy-daniels-lawyer-trump-is-in-panic-mode-over-michael-cohen


Workers claim Bain Capital firings, tied to age, medical condition

Source: NY Post

Bain Capital bagged a fortune as it fired workers at an Oregon-based software company. Now, federal authorities allegedly are probing whether it also broke the law.

The buyout firm founded by Mitt Romney is being investigated by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission over allegations that it illegally fired workers based on their age and medical condition as it sought to maximize profits, sources told The Post.

Last week, Bain announced the sale of Portland, Ore.-based Viewpoint Construction Software to its larger competitor Trimble for $1.2 billion. Bain will reap a $550 million profit on the deal after investing just $300 million in cash to acquire it in 2015 and saddling it with roughly $330 million in debt, sources said.

Meanwhile, however, the EEOC has received roughly 20 separate complaints about illegal firings at Viewpoint, according to Jan Sadlowski, a former human resources manager at the company. The flaggings sparked an investigation by the agency, which most recently interviewed a former Viewpoint employee last week, she said.

Read more: https://nypost.com/2018/04/29/workers-claim-bain-firings-tied-to-age-medical-conditions/

Meet the pro-Trump PR Guy at the Center of the Mueller Probe -- And Everything Else

Source: Politico

What do the Mueller probe, the Eric Trump Foundation, Sinclair Broadcasting, Girls Gone Wild, Israel, Turkey, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs and Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Jay Sekulow all have in common?

Ronn Torossian

Earlier this month, the hard-charging New York PR man caught Washington’s notice first when he announced in an op-ed that he had testified about his abortive dealings with Paul Manafort to a Washington grand jury convened by special prosecutor Robert Mueller, and then again when he emerged as the face of Sinclair Broadcasting’s caustic PR counteroffensive to charges that it forces affiliates to air pro-Trump propaganda.

These were not Ronn Torossian’s first brushes with Trump-era politics, and they won’t be his last. Over the last decade and a half, the 43-year-old Torossian has made himself perhaps the most prominent practitioner of a brass-knuckled form of public relations, sought out for his relentless work ethic and his ruthlessness—especially when anyone gets in his way.

In addition to that rare distinction, he has also achieved — by dint of sheer hustle and willingness to take on colorful clients — a sort of ubiquity in the incestuous world of Trump’s friends, relatives and advisers. “He’s the hardest-working man in the PR business,” says Hank Sheinkopf, a wise man of New York’s politics and media who knows both Trump and Torossian. “And if you move quick, you wind up everyplace.”

Read more: https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/04/29/pro-trump-pr-guy-mueller-probe-218112


Scaramucci: WHCA president owes Sanders an apology

Source: The HILL


Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci said on Sunday that the White House Correspondents' Association's (WHCA) president should apologize to Sarah Huckabee Sanders for jokes at the White House press secretary's expense during an event on Saturday evening.

"I have an enormous amount of respect for Margaret and what she does at the White House Correspondents' Association," Scaramucci told CNN's "Reliable Sources," referring to WHCA President Margaret Talev.

"But it would have been very nice if [Sanders was] given an apology, given what happened."

Scaramucci said that Talev should have looked Sanders "straight in the face" and apologized for comedian Michelle Wolf's comments at the annual WHCA dinner.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/385405-scaramucci-whca-president-owes-sanders-an-apology?amp&__twitter_impression=true

Virginia police won't release video of Paul Richardson Jr. traffic stop

Source: AP

RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia State Police won't release video of a traffic stop involving a Washington Redskins wide receiver who said a state trooper asked if he was a gang member or drug dealer.

Tweets by Paul Richardson Jr., who is black, about the questions he was asked during a Tuesday traffic stop prompted an internal review by state police.

Richardson just signed a five-year, $40 million contract with the Redskins and was driving a new Mercedes when pulled over.

The department said Friday that it was declining a public records request by The Associated Press for video taken from the trooper's in-car camera. Spokeswoman Corinne Geller said the department has the discretion to release the video under state law but has chosen not to.

Read more: http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/23336573/virginia-police-release-video-traffic-stop-washington-redskins-paul-richardson-jr

95 Year Old Brit - Harry Leslie Smith is Ready to Protest Trump's visit

Harry still does humanitarian works




Judge tosses Manafort lawsuit challenging Mueller's authority

Source: The HILL

A federal judge on Friday tossed out former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's lawsuit challenging the scope of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

In her decision, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson wrote that a civil suit is not the way for Manafort to challenge actions by the prosecutors who are working for Mueller's office.

"It is a sound and well-established principle that a court should not exercise its equitable powers to interfere with or enjoin an ongoing criminal investigation when the defendant will have the opportunity to challenge any defect in the prosecution in the trial court or on direct appeal.

"Therefore, the Court finds that this civil complaint must be dismissed."

Read more: http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/385202-judge-tosses-out-manafort-suit-challenging-muellers-authority?userid=216387

This is the link to the original HILL report on Manafort's lawsuit


Police Erroneously Assault Ex NFL Desmond Marrow for Cell-Phone

Reported from Revolution News, on Facebook.

Though the incident happened back in December, this video was just recently, released.

Mr. Marrow States that a party threw trash at his car and he followed and confronted the offender; and the police were called.

According to the police report they feared Desmond (an ex NFL player); and Desmond Marrow gave the police cause to arrest him.

In the report, one cop gives account - telling a different tale.


According to Ledger-Enquired


Video of a black former college and NFL football player being slammed to the ground by Henry County Police in McDonough, Georgia, is drawing outrage after it spread rapidly across social media Thursday evening.

Desmond Marrow, a former University of Toledo football player who also spent one season in the NFL, posted the video to his Facebook and Instagram pages.

..."I Only Had My Cell Phone in my possession & they claimed to be scared for their lives . I had No type of weapon in my possession , I was arrested for having a Gun that turned out to be my Cell Phone . During the arrest the police knocked my teeth out, slammed me on my head and choked me out until I was unconscious," Marrow wrote. "In addition I suffered a shoulder strain and a concussion along with the heartache of my Wife leaving me during this Very Hard time for my short comings and careless actions."

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