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Grand jury indicts Johnny Manziel on misdemeanor assault charge

Source: ESPN

Embattled quarterback Johnny Manziel has been indicted by a Dallas County grand jury on a misdemeanor assault charge, Dallas' ABC News 8 and CBS Dallas/Fort Worth reported, citing sources.

The formal announcement is expected to come Monday. Manziel's case was heard by a grand jury on Thursday.

Manziel, a former Cleveland Browns quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner at Texas A&M, is accused of hitting his ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley so hard that she temporarily lost hearing in one ear.

Crowley requested and was granted a protective order against the 23-year-old quarterback that prevents him from seeing her for two years.

Read more: http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/15318035/johnny-manziel-indicted-dallas-county-grand-injury?ex_cid=sportscenterFB&sf24932668=1
Posted by Algernon Moncrieff | Sun Apr 24, 2016, 11:51 PM (11 replies)

Dem strategist: Clinton's lead is insurmountable (HRC Group)

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From The Hill

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders boosted his campaign by winning the Wisconsin primary on Tuesday, but rival Hillary Clinton's delegate lead is "insurmountable," according to a Democratic strategist.

"I think he has a path to winning a couple more states here and there, but Secretary Clinton has a significant and really insurmountable delegate lead," Winnie Stachelberg of the Center for American Progress Action Fund tells The Hill's Molly K. Hooper in an interview.

Posted by Algernon Moncrieff | Sun Apr 24, 2016, 11:19 PM (7 replies)

Flint mother one of first to sue over water found shot to death


A 19-year-old Michigan mother who was one of the first to file lawsuits on behalf of the thousands of children poisoned by water in Flint was found shot to death this week.

The body of Sasha Bell was discovered Tuesday night at Ridgecrest Village Townhouses in Flint, authorities said. The body of a second woman, Sacorya Reed, was also found in the home.

Cops have not made any arrests or determined a motive
Posted by Algernon Moncrieff | Sat Apr 23, 2016, 04:57 PM (5 replies)

List of Sears, Kmart stores closing across the U.S.

Full list at link WFAA

The following are Sears and Kmart stores that will be closing, according to a statement Thursday from the department stores' parent company, Sears Holdings (SHLD).

Closing Sears stores start their liquidation sales April 29 and the closing Kmarts start their liquidation sales May 12. The stores will close in late July, except those marked with an asterisk (*), which close in mid-September.

78 Sears, Kmart stores to close; see the list


Trying to cut its way to profitability, troubled Sears Holdings announced Thursday that it will close 68 Kmart and 10 Sears stores this summer in its latest move to cut losses.

Sears (SHLD) move (see the list of the stores) comes atop a previous announcement that it will close 50 other stores. Sales have been falling and Sears had a disappointing holiday sales season.

"The decision to close stores is a difficult but necessary step as we take aggressive actions to strengthen our company, fund our transformation and restore Sears Holdings to profitability," said Sears Holdings CEO Edward Lampert in a statement.

All of the Sears stores and nearly all of the Kmart stores will close in late July, the retailer said. Two Kmart stores will close in mid-September. The closing Kmart and Sears stores will hold liquidation sales starting May 12 and April 29.

Posted by Algernon Moncrieff | Thu Apr 21, 2016, 11:12 PM (4 replies)

"America has always been best when she is lying down with her back on the mat..."

The late-night hosts are having a lot of fun with that Ted Cruz quote.

He also said:

“This is the year of the outsider. I am an outsider, Bernie Sanders is an outsider. Both with the same diagnosis, but both with very different paths to healing.”

Source: NYDN
Posted by Algernon Moncrieff | Thu Apr 21, 2016, 12:35 AM (7 replies)

Who would you like to see as Hillary's running mate? (HRC Group)

I'm just throwing out names. You probably have better ideas than I do.
Posted by Algernon Moncrieff | Wed Apr 20, 2016, 02:19 PM (63 replies)

HRC Group - RCP Averages

PA Clinton 51.3 Sanders 38.3 Clinton +13.0

MD Clinton 57.0 Sanders 36.3 Clinton +20.

CA Clinton 50.7 Sanders 40.0 Clinton +10.7
Posted by Algernon Moncrieff | Wed Apr 20, 2016, 12:07 AM (0 replies)

If you were a wagering type, who would you bet will be our opponent in November?

Donald Trump's field director resigns

Donald Trump's national field director resigned Monday amid a staff shakeup that put Scott Walker's former campaign manager in charge of the campaign's ground operation.

Stuart Jolly, the national field director, tendered his resignation to Trump, two days after Trump met with senior staff and officially elevated Trump's recently-hired national political director Rick Wiley above Jolly.

"I left. I wasn't pushed, I wasn't shoved, I wasn't asked to leave," Jolly told CNN Monday in a phone interview.

Jolly was a longtime loyalist to Trump's campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, and Jolly's departure shrinks the circle of loyal aides Lewandowski has around him as Paul Manafort, Trump's recent hire to manage the convention strategy, gains more clout in the Trump campaign.

Posted by Algernon Moncrieff | Tue Apr 19, 2016, 12:54 AM (7 replies)

IRS Urges Americans: Come Clean Now, Before We Read Panama Papers


U.S. officials revealed to NBC News that they have taken part in two global meetings about the Panama Papers to plan how to use the huge trove of leaked documents to catch criminals — and urged Americans to come clean now before illegal activity is discovered.

Last week's discussions in Paris and Washington between IRS and Treasury officials and their counterparts from around the world are the first evidence of U.S. involvement in the growing international coalition eager to analyze and use the data about more than 214,000 offshore companies listed by Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca.

In a statement to NBC News, the IRS acknowledged participating in a "special project meeting" of JITSIC, the Joint International Tax Shelter Information and Collaboration network, about the papers in Paris last week.

The IRS also encouraged any U.S. citizens and companies that may have money in offshore accounts to contact the agency now before any possible illegal activity on their part is identified. According to media reports, the documents contain information on potentially thousands of U.S. citizens and firms that have at least an indirect connection to offshore accounts affiliated with Mossack Fonseca. Many other firms provide similar services, and the Treasury Department estimated last year that more than $300 billion dollars of illicit proceeds are generated in the United States annually, with criminals using such companies here and abroad to launder funds.

Posted by Algernon Moncrieff | Sun Apr 17, 2016, 01:42 PM (20 replies)

I suspect he was half listening to a briefing about what gets conservatives fired up in Pennsylvania

There is a subset of conservative Pennsylvanians that devoutly, fervently believe the following:

1) Joe Paterno was a saint and he knew nothing about what Sandusky was really doing
2) The Freeh report is filled with half-truths and outright lies
3) ESPN led the liberal media in a witchhunt against JoePa
4) Mike McQueary is a shameful opportunist
5) The removal of Paterno's statue from Penn State was a travesty of the highest order.

Trump half listened to some explanation of this, and translated it to "How's Joe Paterno? We gonna bring that back?"
Posted by Algernon Moncrieff | Thu Apr 14, 2016, 07:20 PM (1 replies)
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