Parkland shooter wrestles prison guard to ground, grabs his taser, faces new charges

Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz, was in court again Wednesday, facing charges of allegedly attacking a prison guard. The 20-year-old, who was charged with killing 17 people in Florida at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February, was in bond court Wednesday afternoon for allegedly attacking a deputy in a Broward County jail, the Sun Sentinel reported. Deputies allege Cruz flipped the bird at a detention deputy before attacking him, wrestling him to the ground and attempting to take his stun gun. According to the Sun Sentinel According to the incident report, Beltran was in a dayroom area guarding Cruz about 6 p.m....

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Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Allowed to Leave After Being Barred from Exiting the Country

Navalny’s case illustrates that the legal measures used to restrain Russians from leaving their homeland can be politicized. In a move reminiscent of Soviet Union, Russian authorities temporarily barred opposition leader Alexei Navalny from leaving the country earlier this week.  Navalny was stopped at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport: “Border guards are saying that leaving is forbidden for me,” Navalny wrote on Twitter. “There is some kind of letter that says I am prohibited from leaving, but there is no explanation why.” The Russian Federal Bailiff service later said Navalny was being prevented from leaving the country over a 2.1 million...

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CNN sues Trump over Acosta ban

The White House has banned CNN’s Jim Acosta from the White House grounds. It did so after Acosta, during a press conference, refused to stop talking after President Trump had addressed his question, and then refused to hand the microphone back to a young female staff member. The two — Acosta and the staffer — appeared to have a slight physical altercation. CNN sues under the First Amendment, the Fifth Amendment (Due Process Clause), and the Administrative Procedure Act. The threshold question, though, is whether the case should be tossed by virtue of the political question doctrine. At Breitbart, Ken Klukowski argues that it should be. (More about this below). If the case isn’t tossed, I believe CNN should lose. Its most substantial claim is under the First Amendment. According to the Washington Post, First Amendment advocate Floyd Abrams contends that CNN should prevail unless the president can show that Acosta is violent and disruptive. I don’t see why Trump needs to show both. If Acosta is disruptive, that should be enough to have him banned. The president is permitted to hold orderly press conferences in which no one reporter holds the floor once his question is addressed and while the president is trying to take and answer a question from someone else. Most other reporters at Trump’s conferences adhere to this basic courtesy. Is the First Amendment freedom...

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Trump: I’m supporting … bipartisan criminal justice reform?

The question mark in the headline is mine, not his. I just … can’t believe the following tweet might be accurate. But it might be. If Trump passes the First Step Act & somehow manages to sign marijuana legalization into law while continuing to retroactively commute the sentences non-violent drug offenders, he could be the greatest president for criminal justice reform in modern American history. https://t.co/7lXarW78DC — Tiana Lowe (@TianaTheFirst) November 14, 2018 We’re a ways away from him legalizing weed. It’s a longshot. But not a zero shot. Not quite zero. How does a guy who ran as...

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A Glimpse Into a World Without Men

THE AMERICAN THINKER: Ah, to have an all-female workplace, full of sugar and spice and everything nice and absent #MeToo turpitude and transgressions. Are you in, ladies? Well, before signing on that dotted line, you may want to consider the experiences of the sugar-and-spice girls at Sweden’s new Gender Equality Authority. Yes, that sounds like what’s birthed when Orwell’s 1984 meets The Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death (Bill Maher’s most memorable movie), but it wasn’t mainly men being consumed in this bureaucracy. As Sweden’s FriaTider reports (auto-translated and corrected for grammar): The New Gender Equality Authority...

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Making a Murderer 2: A post-conviction master class

Making a Murderer 2: A post-conviction master classby Michelle MalkinCreators SyndicateCopyright 2018 Undoing wrongful convictions takes a killer instinct. Chicago-based exoneration specialist Kathleen Zellner’s got it. Her record speaks for itself. Over the past two decades, she has righted more wrongful convictions than any private attorney in America. What’s her secret? The Herculean task of untangling official lies, investigative bias, prosecutorial misconduct, ineffective counsel, and forensic junk science to free 19 innocent men requires more than intellectual firepower (of which Zellner possesses a chess grandmaster’s surplus). The job demands iron will and unshakeable fortitude to beat a system rigged to preserve government errors and protect prosecutions. Like the “Survivor” slogan goes: Outwit, outplay, outlast. “If someone’s innocent,” Tenacious Z says with trademark bluntness, “you find a way.” In case you’ve been living in a cave, Zellner is the breakout star of Netflix’s “Making a Murderer 2,” released last month as a follow-up to the original 2015 documentary on the plight of Wisconsin auto salvage worker Steven Avery. He served 18 years for a sexual assault and attempted murder in 1985 that he did not commit. Two years after being exonerated and freed when DNA testing cleared him and identified the real culprit, Manitowoc County police and prosecutors faced Avery’s $36 million civil suit against them. But just as two of the key architects of the wrongful conviction—former sheriff Tom...

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Why I Really Despise Watching CNN

RUSH: Look at this CNN headline: “Mattis On Border To See What Administration Denies Is A Stunt.” You know, CNN, I just despise this network. I literally actively despise this network every time I look at it. And I can’t turn the damn thing off. It would not be doing my job thoroughly and fully to remain ignorant of what’s happening at CNN. A stunt? The caravan has started to arrive. And here’s this story from Breitbart: “Five Million Central Americans Want to Join Caravans to the U.S. — Five million poor Central Americans want to migrate into the...

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Trump Administration counters CNN, Jim Acosta lawsuit — says motion should be denied

White House lawyers fired back at CNN Wednesday, asking a federal court to dismiss the network’s claim that revocation of Jim Acosta’s press pass violated the Constitution. The Trump administration’s motion said Acosta “disrupted the fair and orderly administration of a press conference” when he refused to give up the microphone last week during a heated confrontation with President Trump. Acosta’s “hard pass” – which allows expedited access to the White House — was revoked hours later. CNN filed the federal lawsuit against the Trump administration on Tuesday, demanding that it be restored. CNN claimed pulling Acosta’s access violated his First...

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Hey, Self Proclaimed “Fact Checkers” and Mainstream Media, Let’s Not Let That Jim Acosta Propaganda You’re Putting Out G…

Notice how quickly the drive-by media and self-proclaimed “fact checkers” gunned down the Trump administration and Infowars with their lying propaganda over the video that was enhanced, not doctored, to demonstrate that all of them and Jim Acosta are lying through their Communist teeth?  Yep, I noticed too, and now they’re trying to move on, but I’m gonna get in one last bit before we do. Of course, Infowars’ Paul Joseph Watson simply enhanced the video from C-SPAN, which was a gif image (motion picture), in order to show the point of contact that the lying media and “fact...

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Laura Ingraham rips new crop of radical House ‘gals’ who are ‘on warpath against white men’

Fox News host Laura Ingraham slammed the new crop of radical, far-left Democrat Congresswomen for their anti-Semitism and shameless war on white men. “The political gender card that Nancy Pelosi perfected has been deployed in a new way by these new gals,” Ingraham said on her Fox News show of Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, and Ocasio-Cortez. “They are respectively the first Muslim-American woman, the first black woman from Massachusetts, and the youngest woman ever elected to Congress.”   Ingraham continued: “Well, these women may as well be the Four Horsewomen of the Apocalypse with the Democratic Party because they...

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Jane Sanders Escapes Charges After Investigation of Burlington College Land Deal

“She has said from the beginning that she did nothing wrong and she is pleased that the matter has come to a conclusion” Jane Sanders, wife of Vermont senator and 2016 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, has been cleared after an investigation of a land deal at Burlington College during her time as school president, which precipitated its closure in May of 2016. For some background, here’s an excerpt from a post I wrote in May of 2016: A major pillar of the Bernie Sanders 2016 campaign is free college. In perhaps the most tragically ironic political metaphor of this...

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Bob Corker: I haven’t ruled out running for president, you know

Last night in this time slot we did a little handicapping of the 2020 Democratic primary field. Is it time to start handicapping the Republican primary field? Especially since you-know-who seems less than enthused about his job lately. 2020 WATCH: Will Sen. Bob Corker run for President??? “I haven’t ruled it out.” — Natalie Andrews (@nataliewsj) November 13, 2018 Meh, that’s an awfully thin reed to rest a “primary challenge” scenario on. This one is a little sturdier: “I’ve not ruled it out. I’ve not ruled it in. Just, somebody needs to run on the Republican side,” [Jeff] Flake...

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The Art of the Steal: Dems Set Stage for 2020

RUSH: Okay. So, here we are. We’re sitting here one week after the elections, and in Florida the elections are still going on, or at least the count, the recount, the search, the quest for votes continues unabated. Georgia as well. Even though Stacey Abrams finds herself down by one and a half percent and tens of thousands of votes, they are still looking for votes, counting every vote. Are you tired of that mantra yet? “We must count every vote,” as though somebody is trying not to count every vote. You could say the same thing about Arizona,...

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CNN suit against Trump is more about PR battle than the law

Much of the news business is rushing to embrace CNN for taking legal action against President Trump. The suit casts CNN President Jeff Zucker as a champion of press freedom, standing up to a president who is accused of violating the First Amendment. But by taking the president to court, CNN also reinforces its image among millions of Trump supporters as part of the opposition. And the suit isn’t going to get Jim Acosta’s credentials restored any time soon, if at all. Bob Woodward said at a conference that CNN was taking Trump’s “bait,” and he’s right. But the...

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Disney World Bans Veteran After Holding “Trump 2020” Sign On Ride

An ex-Marine veteran was banned from Walt Disney World and all its parks after waving a “Trump 2020” banner while riding Splash Mountain.  Interestingly enough, Disney apparently thought he was such a threat that they used 40 employees to escort out the 49-year-old veteran. “I held up the sign for two seconds so I can take a picture,” Dion Cini told the New York Post. “You’re allowed to hold up signs on Disney rides — cameras, cellphones, and other stuff like that. People have been doing it for years. They just kicked me out ’cause of the context of...

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Senate Intel wants to interview Joseph Mifsud, the mysterious professor linked to Papadopoulos

Chuck Ross, DCNF YouTube screnngrab-Joseph Mifsud The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence remains interested in interviewing Joseph Mifsud, the mysterious Maltese professor linked to Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos. An attorney for Republicans on the committee reached out to Mifsud’s attorney, Stephan Roh, on Oct. 24 in hopes of obtaining a voluntary interview with Mifsud, who has not been seen in public since last November, after Papadopoulos entered a plea deal with the special counsel’s office for lying to the FBI. Roh, who is based in Switzerland, tells The Daily Caller News Foundation that Mifsud is aware of the Senate...

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Google CEO Justifies Chinese Censorship: ‘Complying With the Law’

Google has been under fire for complying with foreign governments’ totalitarian policies. In an New York Times interview, Google CEO Sundar Pichai tried to combat internal and external backlash against the company’s accomodations to China’s communist government by saying “we are censoring search results because we’re complying with the law.” The trouble comes mostly from the company’s development of Dragonfly, a Chinese government-approved search engine that allows the government to closely monitor citizens’ we use. The product even attaches phone numbers of Chinese citizens to their web searches so that the Chinese government could easily spy on political dissidents....

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First Wave of Migrant Caravan Arrives at US-Mexico Border

Thousands more on the way They’re here! The first wave of the massive migrant caravan arrived in Tijuana at the US-Mexico border Tuesday morning. Some 350 people rolled up in busses with at least 5,000 more on the way. From the Desert Sun: The first large wave of the migrant caravan arrived in Tijuana early Tuesday morning. About 350 migrants, mostly from Central America, rolled into the border city on nine buses. Some hung out of bus windows and cheered; at least one Honduran flag fluttered outside a window. The migrants are reaching their final destination in Mexico amid...

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How Many Non-Citizens Vote in U.S. Elections?

Liberals and the media (but I repeat . . .) dismiss the idea that non-citizens vote in meaningful numbers in our elections. What is the empirical evidence? This 2014 article from Electoral Studies ought to be a wake-up call:   Do non-citizens vote in U.S. elections? Jesse T. Richman, Gulshan A. Chattha, and David C.Earnest Abstract In spite of substantial public controversy, very little reliable data exists concerning the frequency with which non-citizen immigrants participate in United States elections. Although such participation is a violation of election laws in most parts of the United States, enforcement depends principally on disclosure of citizenship status at the time of voter registration. This study examines participation rates by non-citizens using a nationally representative sample that includes non-citizen immigrants. We find that some non-citizens participate in U.S. elections, and that this participation has been large enough to change meaningful election outcomes including Electoral College votes, and Congressional elections. Non-citizen votes likely gave Senate Democrats the pivotal 60th vote needed to overcome filibusters in order to pass health care reform and other Obama administration priorities in the 111th Congress. The full article is behind the usual paywall, but I have managed to get the whole thing. And surprise, surprise, the authors conclude that illegal votes by non-citizens heavily favor Democrats, as this chart from the study shows: Based on survey samples of 32,000 voters in 2008 and 55,000 voters...

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Warren still backing dubious tribal casino project

We first looked at this question back in May of this year but it’s coming back up as a topic of interest. In Massachusetts, the Native American Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has been trying to get approval for completion of a massive casino complex for a number of years. As I said at the time, this isn’t an unusual request because tribes across the nation have moved to go into the casino business and some have profited nicely from these projects. But the one south of Boston has a number of big question marks hanging over its head. The issue...

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Democrat Fracture: Arrogant Millennials vs. Old War Horses

RUSH: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Dave, you’re next. It’s great to have you with us. How are you doing? Dave, are you there? CALLER: Yeah. Can you hear me? RUSH: Yeah, I can hear you now. We’re having trouble getting volumes turned up here for the past two days, but nevertheless, great to have you. What’s up? You are Dave from Harrisburg, right? CALLER: Yes, I am. RUSH: Okay. Just double-checking. CALLER: All right. Yeah, the media wants you to believe that the Republican Party has all this fracture now between the Never Trumpers and the Trump supporters. It’s the Democrat...

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In Florida vote recount, slow and steady may not win the race

After days of delays, the recount in Broward County, Florida, officially began Tuesday morning. In the 40 hours that preceded it, not a single vote had been counted because officials were busy sorting ballots, and calibrating and testing machines. Down the road in Miami-Dade County, which is also dealing with a recount, workers were more than halfway finished and on track to meet Thursday’s 3 p.m. deadline. This year, Florida’s all-too-familiar election recount is not only about deciding winners and losers, but highlights the dramatic difference in efficiency and trust in Broward – a largely Democratic county that has...

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Broward County’s other biggest loser not named Snipes

Without question, this week’s (year’s) biggest political loser is Broward County’s Supervisor of Elections, Dr. Brenda Snipes. The political world is focused on the disastrous way Snipes has handled the 2018 mid-term elections in Florida, where tens of thousands of votes appear to have magically appeared in her Democratic-heavy county. Now after several glitches in the ballot machine recalibration process, the actual recount of some 714,000 ballots finally begins. It only took a week, but who is keeping tabs. Yes, Snipes is the biggest loser, but second to her is Lebanese Arab Nicolas Kimaz, a Republican congressional candidate who...

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Government Denies Homeless People Food by Raiding Charity, Pouring Bleach on Food to Destroy It

Kansas City, MO — Earlier this month, the kind folks over at Free Hot Soup Kansas City hosted a picnic at their local park and invited hundreds of homeless people to partake in the food. Because they are not a business or a food organization and are just friends cooking with friends, members of the group stated that they do not need a permit. However, government officials disagreed and raided their event, seized the food, poured bleach all over it, and the homeless people expecting it went hungry that day. Free Hot Soup KC had setup in the park...

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