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Right-wing activist David Koch dead at 79: report

Source: The Raw Story

Right-wing activist David Koch dead at 79: report

Published 9 mins ago on August 23, 2019 By Travis Gettys

David Koch, the billionaire industrialist and conservative activist, has reportedly died.

Sources close to the family confirmed the 79-year-old Koch, who retired from the privately owned Koch Industries last year, passed away, according to New Yorker reporter Jane Mayer.

Koch took over as president of Koch Engineering in 1979, and became co-owner of Koch Industries four years later with his older brother, Charles Koch.

He was ranked the 11th-wealthiest person in the world upon his retirement, with an estimated net worth of $51 billion, and both he and his brother donated much of their fortune to conservative political candidates and causes.

Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/right-wing-activist-david-koch-dead-at-79-report/

Former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) is reportedly expected to announce his candidacy for president, becom

Source: The Hill

Former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) is reportedly expected to announce his candidacy for president, becoming the second prominent Republican to challenge President Trump for the party's nomination.

The New York Times reported Wednesday that Walsh, now a radio host, will announce his candidacy as early as the weekend. Walsh argued in an op-ed for the newspaper last week that the president needed a primary challenge from the right and told the Times in an interview that he would announce his intentions before Labor Day.

Walsh would join former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld (R), who announced his candidacy earlier this year, as the second Republican challenger to mount the long-shot challenge against Trump, whose approval rating among Republicans has hovered above 50 percent since he took office in 2017.

The former congressman supported Trump during the 2016 election but has hammered the president for his conduct in the years that followed. Earlier this year, he sharply criticized Trump over behavior outlined in Robert Mueller's report that detailed the results of the special counsel investigation into the Trump campaign.

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/458365-joe-walsh-expected-to-announce-presidential-run-report

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/458365-joe-walsh-expected-to-announce-presidential-run-report

Jeffrey Epstein found injured in federal jail cell with marks on his neck

Source: The Miami Herald

Jeffrey Epstein found injured in federal jail cell with marks on his neck, report says
BY CARLI TEPROFF
JULY 24, 2019 11:30 PM, UPDATED 15 MINUTES AGO

Jeffrey Epstein, the Palm Beach millionaire who was arrested earlier this month on child sex-trafficking charges, was found injured in his New York jail cell Wednesday, News 4 New York reported.

The station said Epstein, 66, was found in the fetal position and had marks on his neck, citing sources close to the investigation. The station said it may have been a possible suicide attempt, quoting sources.

Last Thursday, Senior U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman in New York ordered the accused serial sexual predator to remain incarcerated at the Manhattan Correctional Center. Berman, who listened to testimony from two women who said they had been abused by Epstein as teenagers, said Epstein was a danger to young girls.

Read more here: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article233097047.html#storylink=cpy

Read more: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article233097047.html

Puerto Rico's governor to resign effective Aug. 2 amid mass protests sparked by leaked private chat

Source: The Washington Post

Puerto Rico’s governor to resign effective Aug. 2 amid mass protests sparked by leaked private chat

By Washington Post Staff

July 24 at 11:55 PM

Calls for Gov. Ricardo Rosselló to resign followed the leak of crude private messages between the governor and his aides and the arrests of former officials in a federal corruption investigation.

This is a developing story. It will be updated.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/national/wp/2019/07/24/puerto-ricos-governor-to-resign-effective-aug-2-amid-mass-protests-sparked-by-leaked-private-chat/?utm_term=.24860fe55f94

DHS acting deputy secretary resigns

Source: The Hill

DHS acting deputy secretary resigns

BY TAL AXELROD - 04/09/19 07:33 PM EDT

Claire Grady, acting deputy secretary at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), offered President Trump her resignation Tuesday as the agency finds its upper ranks thinned after a string of departures.

Her exit comes after DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced Sunday she was leaving her post. Trump subsequently withdrew his nominee to lead Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the White House announced that Secret Service Director Randolph "Tex" Alles would be departing the agency.

“For the last two years, Claire has served @DHSgov w excellence and distinction. She has been an invaluable asset to DHS – a steady force and a knowledgeable voice,” Nielsen tweeted in announcing Grady’s resignation, adding it will be effective Wednesday.

“Her sound leadership and effective oversight have impacted every DHS office and employee and made us stronger as a Department. Clair has had a remarkable career in public service - 28 years at the Departments of Homeland Security & Defense - that is coming to a close. I am thankful for Claire’s expertise, dedication & friendship & am filled w gratitude for her exemplary service to DHS & to our country," she continued in a series of tweets.

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/438145-dhs-deputy-secretary-resigns-nielsen-says

Lori Lightfoot wins, becoming Chicago's first African-American female mayor

Source: Chicago Tribune

Lori Lightfoot wins, becoming Chicago's first African-American female mayorAttorney Lori Lightfoot defeated Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle in Tuesday’s election, making her Chicago’s first African-American female mayor, according to unofficial returns.


Chicago Tribune staffContact Reporter
April 2, 2019

Attorney Lori Lightfoot defeated Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle in Tuesday’s election, making her Chicago’s first African-American female mayor, according to unofficial returns.

Lightfoot jumped out to an early lead over Preckwinkle, a longtime political power broker, and had what appeared to be an insurmountable lead.

Lightfoot, a former federal prosecutor making her first run for elected office, had 74 percent to Preckwinkle’s 26 percent, with 1,583 of 2,069 precincts reporting, according to unofficial vote totals.

The two candidates emerged from a record field of 14 candidates in the Feb. 26 first-round election for the chance to become Chicago’s 56th mayor.

Lightfoot becomes the third African-American to serve as mayor. Harold Washington was elected in 1983 as the city’s first black mayor and won re-election in 1987 before dying in officer later that year. Eugene Sawyer, the city’s second black mayor, was appointed to serve out Washington’s term until a 1989 special election.


Read more: https://www.chicagotribune.com

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged as a 'john' in human trafficking/prostitution invest

Source: NBC5 Cleveland

Posted: 11:50 AM, Feb 22, 2019 Updated: 3 minutes ago
By: WPTV


New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged as a 'john' in human trafficking/prostitution investigation

In his Tuesday news conference about a major human trafficking investigation , Martin County Sheriff William Snyder said about 100 men would be arrested.

When asked about prominent people or celebrities, Snyder said, “There will be a newsmaker in this one.”

Read more: https://www.news5cleveland.com/news/national/new-england-patriots-owner-robert-kraft-charged-as-a-john-in-human-trafficking-prostitution-investigation

Pro-Russian Coast Guard lieutenant arrested with hit list of liberal senators wanted to establish 'a

Source: The Raw Story

Pro-Russian Coast Guard lieutenant arrested with hit list of liberal senators wanted to establish ‘a white homeland’

SARAH K. BURRIS
20 FEB 2019 AT 16:31 ET

Seamus Hughes of the George Washington Program on Extremism tweeted Wednesday that a U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant was arrested on drugs and weapons charges. He noted that it seemed like an everyday event until court documents were published.

Christopher Paul Hasson was reportedly in contact with white supremacists and was developing a “hit list” of liberal senators he was aiming to attack.

“Hint about the importance of the case was in the opening paragraph,” said Hughes with a screen capture of the documents.


Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/2019/02/pro-russian-coast-guard-lieutenant-arrested-hit-list-liberal-senators-wanted-establish-white-homeland/

Trump FEMA chief Brock Long calls it quits amid scandal: 'It is time for me to go home'

Source: The Raw Story

Trump FEMA chief Brock Long calls it quits amid scandal: ‘It is time for me to go home’

DAVID EDWARDS
13 FEB 2019 AT 15:26 ET

President Donald Trump’s top disaster official reportedly said on Wednesday that he is quitting the job.

Federal Emergency Manager Agency administrator Brock Long said that it was time for him to “go home,” according to Bloomberg reporter Jennifer Jacobs.

“While this has been the opportunity of the lifetime, it is time for me to go home to my family – my beautiful wife and two incredible boys,” Long’s statement explained “Upon my departure, Mr. Peter Gaynor, will serve as Acting FEMA administrator.”

Long came under fire during his tenure at the agency after he was accused of improperly using government vehicles.

Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/2019/02/trump-fema-chief-brock-long-calls-quits-amid-scandal-time-go-home/



Another one bites the dust...

Active shooter and multiple victims reported at Thousand Oaks bar

Source: Los Angeles Times

By JAMES QUEALLY , RICHARD WINTON , ALENE TCHEKMEDYIAN and SEAN GREENE
NOV 08, 2018 12:15 AM

Police were responding to reports of a mass shooting that left several people injured and may have led to casualties Wednesday night inside a Thousand Oaks bar.
Emergency crews were responding to an "active shooter" inside the Borderline Bar & Grill, according to a tweet from the Ventura County Fire Department.

One law enforcement official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told The Times that at least 30 shots had been fired and that there are casualties.

According to witnesses at the scene, someone ran into the bar around 11:30 p.m. and started firing what appeared to be a black pistol.
"He shot a lot, at least 30 times. I could still hear gunshots after everyone left," said the person, who did not give a name.


Read more: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-thousand-oaks-20181107-story.html
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