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Federal judge dismisses Dems request for records on Trump's Washington hotel

Source: Raw Story

NOOR AL-SIBAI 14 AUG 2018 AT 17:37 ET

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by a group of House Democrats seeking records on Donald Trump’s Washington, D.C. hotel.

The Wall Street Journal reported that U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta wrote that the group of 17 Democrats seeking the large cache of documents on the Trump International Hotel in D.C. have no legal standing to bring the suit.

The report noted that the Obama-appointed judge wrote in his opinion that there is no legal precedent for the type of request the congressional Democrats were suing over.

Mehta added that “the House members had other options to settle disputes over documents, including a formal subpoena from a congressional committee or other institutional responses from Congress,” the Journal noted.

“The fact that a political remedy is hard to achieve does not automatically swing open the doors to the federal courts,” the Obama appointee wrote of the suit brought by Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

In their lawsuit, the report added, the Democrats cited the obscure “Seven Member Rule” — a 1928 law that “enables any seven members of the panel to request and receive documents from the federal government.”

Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/federal-judge-dismisses-dems-request-records-trumps-washington-hotel/

This is why we need to take back the house and use the Congressional Subpoena

November 2018 cannot get here fast enough....................vote

Danish government hits back at Fox host Trish Regan after she portrays their country

as a socialist hellhole

BRAD REED 14 AUG 2018 AT 14:00 ET

Fox Business Network host Trish Regan last week did an entire segment trashing Denmark for allegedly being a socialist hellhole — and now Danish government officials are hitting back.

In particular, Regan tried to portray Denmark as an economically stagnant country whose top tax rate of 56 percent stifled incentives to work.

“There’s something rotten in Denmark!” Regan declared on her Fox Business program last Friday, quoting a famous line from Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.” “Those ‘freebies,’ well, they’re anything but free… everyone in Denmark is working for the government!”

As Bloomberg reports, Danish officials are now condemning Regan’s commentary as wholly inaccurate, while at the same time inviting her to come see their homeland for herself.


Hey Regan..............do you know why the Danish have a better system than us....................they don't condemn there society has being egalitarian, not like your boss and his company as a whole you have no clue, your company is a microcosm of discrimination and labeling.......................and your corporation always attacks this country and its citizens hoping that we were like the Danish, and by the way Regan, the Danes are a lot happier than this country.................they must be doing something right...............

'Not what 9-1-1 was designed for': Devin Nunes slammed for 'calling the police'

on protesting constituents

BOB BRIGHAM 14 AUG 2018 AT 16:25 ET

Congressman Devin Nunes (R-CA) was publicly called out for misusing 9-1-1 by beckoning police to shield him from constituents in his central valley congressional district.

“Clovis police were called and the building housing Congressman Devin Nunes’ office was locked during a rally for Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security on Tuesday,” the Fresno Bee reported.

Constituents were also protesting Rep. Nunes using his position as chair of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) to protect President Donald Trump from congressional scrutiny.

“Nunes is a puppet for Trump,” argued Gene Roza of the California Alliance for Retired Americans. “We pay for [his office], we should have access to it.”


Hey Nunes.......................your fucked up, you can't take the heat..................

Solution for being a Russian enabling traitor..................


Gun activist profiled by Fox News gets arrested for a hate crime after threatening a

black woman at gunpoint

NOOR AL-SIBAI 14 AUG 2018 AT 17:28 ET

A Vermont man whose gun activism got him a write-up by Fox News has been arrested for pointing a gun at a black woman while yelling racial slurs — an act that got him charged with a hate crime.

The Burlington Free Press reported that 23-year-old Sheldon Rheaume, a resident of Essex, VT, was jailed without bond early Tuesday morning after on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, reckless endangerment and hate-motivated disorderly conduct.

Police said that around 3:30 AM on Tuesday, Rheaume went into a gas station and began directing racial slurs at the woman seated behind the counter. He allegedly told her she was “lazy” and “needed to get to work” before going outside and using more slurs against her while complaining to the woman’s coworker.

When the attendant exited the store, court papers claim, Rheaume took out a gun and said “I’ll handle you” to her. According to the Free Press report, the woman told police that the man waved the gun around in front of her face and pointed it at her as well.


Absolutely fucking amazing...................

Putin wants Trump to hand over three DHS agents investigating company linked to

infamous Don Jr meeting

TOM BOGGIONI 14 AUG 2018 AT 10:51 ET

Lost in all the controversy over President Vladimir Putin asking Donald Trump to turn over former U.S. Ambassador Michael McFaul to Kremlin investigators for questioning — in return for access to Russian officials indicted by the Justice Department for meddling in the 2016 election — was the fact that Putin had a whole list of Americans he wanted to be turned over.

According to Michael Weiss, writing for the Daily Beast, far down Putin’s shopping list are three Department of Homeland Security agents whom he has accused of running off with over $400 million in Russian money – when in fact they were investigating associates of Putin laundering that money.

The agents — identified as Todd Hyman, Aleksandr Schwartzman, and Svetlana Angert — were included by Putin, who reportedly explained to Trump that some of that stolen money was funneled to the 2016 presidential campaign of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

“It might have been legal, the contribution itself, but the way the money was earned was illegal,” Putin offered at the Helsinki meeting.

As Weiss writes, “Hyman, Schwartzman, and Angert were not laundering money, as Putin and his prosecutor would suggest; they were investigating money launderers.”


I am just waiting to see who the first US citizen(s) that this asshole turns over to the Putin asshole

Trump-Imitating GOP Candidate Who Killed His Own Mother Also Allegedly Threatened His Homeowners'

Association President

Bobby Wilson recently boasted about killing his mother. That's not the only violent altercation he has been in.
By Matthew Chapman / AlterNet August 14, 2018, 6:13 AM GMT

Bobby Wilson, a Republican candidate for Arizona State Senate, drew controversy at a Moms Demand Action event last month when he cited, as an example of "good guys" with guns, the time he fatally shot his own mother.

Now, The Arizona Republic has discovered Wilson was involved in another violent incident in 2016 at their vacation community in Puerto Peñasco, Mexico, during which he allegedly made a violent threat against the president of a condo association, Dan Dimovski:

According to Dimovski, and another board member who witnessed the incident, Wilson entered the room and started pointing at Dimovski and yelling for him to stay away from his wife.

"My jaw dropped," Dimovski said. "I saw that violent look. I'll never forget that ... His face was very, like, crazy. His eyes were like popped out."

"Knowing what I know now," Dimovski told The Republic, "I think it was a threat to kill me, especially the fact that he has exposed his position on what he thinks of weapons."



Several years later, he claimed that his memory had returned and that the killing was defensive.

Wilson, who according to his website is a former attorney and "adjunct college instructor in law-related courses," and who reportedly resigned from the Texas State Bar over a felony conviction for forgery, is running for Arizona State Senate District 2 on a platform that touts "The Second Amendment" and, ironically, "Family Values."

What you need to know about the 2 Wisconsin Democrats vying for Paul Ryan's seat

Paul Ryan's district is up for grabs in November, but Tuesday's primary offers a preview of the Democratic Party's spiritual civil war.

ALAN PYKE AUG 14, 2018, 9:24 AM

JANESVILLE, WISCONSIN — “It’s funny living in the same town as Paul Ryan, because every time he burps or farts the media is all over us,” says Paula, a server at the Eagle Inn Family Restaurant.

Paula doesn’t have internet at home, and half-boasts that her cell phone is 16 years old. But when I tell her who I’m here to see, she nods knowingly.

Randy Bryce is just as familiar a name to her as it is to you, if not necessarily for the same reasons. His viral video campaign announcement in 2017 — a union steward ironworker challenging the Speaker of the House to trade jobs with him — transformed him from a locally-prominent labor campaigner into a prospective national star for a Democratic party reeling from its failure to stop or fully understand Donald Trump’s rise to power. The burly, mustachioed everyman looks like one answer to months of handwringing about the loss of Rust Belt white working men and women.

Paula’s known about Bryce for way longer than the wave of internet chatter and big-time political attention the ad brought his way. They both worked to fight Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) 2011 war on public-sector unions, and to get him recalled the next year. “As long as it’s not a Republican,” she mutters to me when I tell her why I’m in the small-town diner.


ICE agents set 'trap' for immigrants seeking legal residency

"...It’s our job to locate and arrest them."

Two federal immigration agencies worked together in a coordinated effort to set deportation traps for unsuspecting immigrants seeking legal status, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) alleged in a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen this week.

According to the Boston Globe, the two agencies arranged meetings for the undocumented immigrants at government offices, where they were subsequently arrested, and in some cases deported.

According to e-mails obtained by the Globe between Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents and employees of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), ICE asked government officials to space out the meetings so that the public wouldn’t catch on and draw “negative media interests.”

“As far as scheduling goes, I would prefer not to do them all at one time as it is [not] only a strain on our ability to transport and process several arrests at once, but it also has the potential to be a trigger for negative media interests, as we have seen in the past,” Andrew Graham, an ICE officer, wrote to a USCIS employee in one email from October.


Hawaii's newest volcanic cone is over 100 feet tall. How will it be named?


The town of Volcano is swaying, back and forth.

“It’s been rocking and rolling,” Bobby Camara, a Volcano resident who spent decades working as a ranger at the nearby Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, said from his Big Island home.

Though the tremors are mild, they still cause the lamps in Camara’s house to gently swing.

“You feel like you’re drunk or on a boat — the quakes are quite subtle," Camara said.

For over three months, the southeastern portion of Hawaii has been quaking and gushing lava, though the vigorously erupting lava recently took a pause.

One of the more stark results of this activity — stoked by the movement of hot rock beneath the ground — has been the creation of a volcanic cone, appearing as a sort of blackened, miniature volcano.

Currently standing at some 100 feet tall, it grew upwards as lava fountained high into the air, and then fell in heaps back to the ground. Volcano scientists informally call it Fissure 8, and it’s known geologically as a “spatter cone.” But what might this new Hawaiian feature be named?

Many local Hawaiians — both native and those that came here from other lands — want to make sure that the cone gets a Hawaiian name.


Just like a new birth...................sometimes it takes a awhile....................

Genoa bridge collapse: at least 11 killed in motorway plunge

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