CNN On Covering #WHCD, Not Baltimore Riots: “Choices”, “We’ll Catch Up”, Find Out About Riots Tomorrow

FBI Investigating Possible Islamist Terror Threat To LAX, Parts Of CA

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Via Al Arabiya:

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investigating a possible Islamist-inspired terrorism plot in the United States, CNN reported on Saturday, quoting law enforcement officials.

A Federal law enforcement official who asked not to be named said there was a known threat to Los Angeles International Airport, but did not say whether this was a new threat or was associated with Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group.

CNN said the investigation started after intercepted communication and other intelligence information that led officials to believe that a plot could be under way.

The network quoted an official as saying the plot focused on parts of California and that officials there had stepped up security.

The Transportation Security Administration had also alerted local law enforcement agencies responsible for security around airports in the state although the possible threat was not necessarily related to aviation, CNN said.

It added that some U.S. cities had increased their security, but gave no further details.

No one at the FBI was immediately available to comment. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson also declined to comment on the reported threat to Las Angeles airport.

$70M School Budget For NH Town With 3,895 Students…

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Voter apathy is to blame.

Via CNS News

The New Hampshire town of Merrimack recently approved a budget of $70,408,919 for a community that reports to have 3,895 kids enrolled in its public schools.

That comes to $18,076.74 per student for the annual budget.

According to the New Hampshire Department of Education, Merrimack schools (pre-school, kindergarten, elementary, middle and high schools) reported having a total of 3,895 students enrolled as of February of 2015.[…]

Reportedly voter turnout was low in Merrimack on the ballot that included the school budget. The Union Leader newspaper reported on April 14, “With about 18,000 registered voters in Merrimack, 2,166 ballots were cast on Tuesday.”

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State Dept Spox Marie Harf Gushes Over Jane Fonda, Comes As ‘Date’ Of CNN’s Wolf Blitzer

Warning for excessive leftist gushiness:

CNN invited Fonda to the dinner. Once again we see in even the little things, the incestuous relation of the media and the Left.

Via Daily Caller:

CNN Host Wolf Blitzer praised actress Jane Fonda and acting U.S. State Department spokesperson Marie Harf on Saturday night at the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

“Nothing better than Jane Fonda,” the CNN host said of his guests.

“Can you believe I’m here with Jane Fonda and Marie Harf, acting spokeswoman of the State Department?! How cool is that?”

Harf joined in to gush about Fonda.

“I was looking forward to meeting Jane Fonda, so this was a dream come true,” Harf said. “We’ve already done selfies in the car.”

The State Department spokesperson also expressed interest in seeing other stars of the D.C.-based television shows “Veep” and “Scandal.”

Fonda shared kind words about her dinner date Wolf Blitzer.

“He’s smart. He’s cute. He’s progressive,” Fonda said on the dinner’s red carpet.

Fonda, who divorced CNN founder Ted Turner, recently starred in HBO television series “The Newsroom.”

She infamously was nicknamed “Hanoi Jane” in 1972 after visiting Vietnam and getting photographed on a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft battery.

In a speech in Maryland this past January, she reportedly regrets the anti-war photograph and called it a “huge, huge mistake” but she still thinks the trip was an “incredible experience.”

New Mayor of City Near Ferguson Met By Police, Handed Articles Of Impeachment Over Voter Fraud…

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Another game of guess the political party.

Via FOX News

The new mayor of a Missouri city had a tough first day on the job when she was met by police at City Hall and informed she had been suspended over allegations of voter fraud.

Betty McCray, the newly elected mayor of the city of Kinloch, was met in the parking lot at City Hall Thursday by police officers and the city attorney holding articles of impeachment, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

“You can’t come in as mayor,” attorney James Robinson told McCray. “You have been suspended.”

McCray, however, was defiant, telling Robinson, “You may be the attorney now, but I promise you, you won’t be later.”

The city, located between Ferguson and Lambert St. Louis Airport, has fewer than 300 residents and is plagued by shady land deals and bitter political fights, according to the Post-Dispatch.

“I won. The people spoke,” McCray said, according to MyFox2Now.com. “I was sworn in by the St. Louis County. Today I take office. I want them out, I want the keys.”[…]

On April 7, McCray defeated Mayor Darren Small 38 votes to 18. However, the outgoing administration refused to administer the oath of office to her after the allegations surfaced. She was later sworn in by a St. Louis County court clerk.

The city found that two of the apartments, where six people were registered to vote, were vacant and stripped of furniture and appliances. In one, only a jar of pickles and two used oxygen tanks remained among other debris, the Post-Dispatch reported.

McCray dismissed the allegations as absurd.

“It never came up until I ran for mayor,” McCray said.

This was not the only legal trouble facing the new mayor. In March, the city filed a lawsuit alleging she obtained a house fraudulently from the city in 2008, claiming that former mayor Keith Conway – who served time in prison for charges of wire fraud, theft from a federal program and witness tampering – gave her the house for free. McCray says she bought the four-bedroom house for $9,000.

“I didn’t defraud the city of anything,” McCray told The Post-Dispatch. “They are trying to get those homes back, so they can get the money and put it in their pocket.”

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Clinton Foundation: “Yes, We Made Mistakes”

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Mistakes were made, well, that just answers it all, doesn’t it?

Mistakes are picking up the wrong fork at the dinner with the Indian prime minister. Selling our uranium to the Russians isn’t a ‘mistake’…

Via Weekly Standard:

The Clinton Foundation is now admitting that mistakes were made. “[Y]es, we made mistakes, as many organizations of our size do, but we are acting quickly to remedy them, and have taken steps to ensure they don’t happen in the future. We are committed to operating the Foundation responsibly and effectively to continue the life-changing work that this philanthropy is doing every day,” says Clinton Foundation acting CEO Maura Pally in a blog post.

The blog post reads:

Over the past few days, many questions have been raised about the Clinton Foundation, its initiatives, and the financial support that allows us to do the uniquely impactful philanthropic work that we do at home and around the world.

Without question the Foundation’s accomplishments stand on their own. From fighting obesity by helping create healthier learning environments for more than 11 million students; to working to combat one of our greatest global threats, climate change; to lowering the price of lifesaving antiretroviral drugs that have benefited more than 9 million people fighting HIV/AIDS; one thing is clear, the Clinton Foundation has not been afraid to take on big challenges and see real results.

Just as important as the results we see, is how the Foundation has transformed philanthropy into a collaborative effort by bringing NGOs, local stakeholders, government officials, private sector actors, and others together to maximize their collective investments. It seems logical, but fifteen years ago, that just wasn’t how philanthropy was done.

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Charity Watchdogs: Clinton Foundation Put On ‘Problematic Watch List’, Called A “Slush Fund”

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The wonder is why this hasn’t been called out long before this. Oh wait–MSM, never mind…

Via NY Post:

The Clinton Foundation’s finances are so messy that the nation’s most influential charity watchdog put it on its “watch list” of problematic nonprofits last month.

The Clinton family’s mega-charity took in more than $140 million in grants and pledges in 2013 but spent just $9 million on direct aid.

The group spent the bulk of its windfall on administration, travel, and salaries and bonuses, with the fattest payouts going to family friends.

On its 2013 tax forms, the most recent available, the foundation claimed it spent $30 million on payroll and employee benefits; $8.7 million in rent and office expenses; $9.2 million on “conferences, conventions and meetings”; $8 million on fund-raising; and nearly $8.5 million on travel. None of the Clintons are on the payroll, but they do enjoy first-class flights paid for by the Foundation.

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‘GoFundMe’ Shuts Down Page For Sweet Cakes Failure To Bake A Gay Wedding Cake, Doesn’t Fund Heinous Crimes…

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Left still butt hurt over the success of Memories Pizza. Update to this previous story.

Via Washington Times

A crowdfunding campaign that had raised more than $109,000 for the Christian-owned bakery Sweet Cakes by Melissa in Oregon was removed Saturday after complaints from gay-rights advocates.

The website GoFundMe said in a statement Saturday that it took down the page because the campaign violated the policy against raising money “in defense of formal charges of heinous crimes, including violent, hateful, or sexual acts.”

“The campaign entitled ‘Sweet Cakes by Melissa‘ involves formal charges. As such, our team has determined that it was in violation of GoFundMe’s Terms & Conditions,” said GoFundMe in an email statement.

“The money raised thus far will still be made available for withdrawal,” said GoFundMe.[…]

The crowdfunding campaign launched shortly after the award was announced Friday afternoon by Mark Kost. The site had collected more than $109,000 in less than eight hours.

But foes of the couple, led by Lisa Watson of Oregon, said on Facebook that they had urged GoFundMe to remove the crowdfunding page.

“Lisa Watson of Cupcake Jones started her own campaign to contact GoFundMe and report the campaign as being in violation of their terms of service,” said the website GoLocalPDX in a Saturday post.

“Watson’s own post on Facebook stated, ‘this business has been found GUILTY OF DISCRIMINATION and is being allowed to fundraise to pay their penalty. The gofundme terms of service address hate speech, bigotry, criminal activity, and sexism among other things in their campaign … The amount of money they have raised in a matter of a few hours by thousands of anonymous cowards is disgusting,’” said the website.[…]

Sweet Cakes by Melissa has since closed its doors, although the Kleins are still providing baked goods from their home. The Kleins, who have five children, have said they are now struggling to make ends meet.

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RT Female Newsperson Surrounded And Robbed By ‘Peaceful’ Baltimore ‘Protesters’

Baltimore Blowing Up, But White House Sings “I Don’t Care, I Love It”, With “Beats By Barack”

“I don’t care, I love it!” Speaks volumes.

Sure Looks Like Peaceful Protesters! Video Montage Of #FreddieGray Riots In Baltimore Last Night:

But as we noted, they don’t really give a darn about Freddie Gray, they can’t even be bothered to spell his name right.

See our coverage from last night here.

Freddie Gray’s family has asked for no protests today or tomorrow so they can have his services in peace. His sister asked last night for them to stop. So over/under on whether these caring ‘protesters’ will disregard the family’s wishes?

‘Peaceful’ Protesters Riot, Vandalize Stores, Attack Police And Police Cars, Pull Down City Hall American Flag Over #FreddieGray In Baltimore

Livestream:

Insanity from earlier today.

People now being allowed to leave the ballpark.

They care so much about Freddie Gray, they can’t even take the time to spell his name right, rioting for the revolution is more important:


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Muslim Man Threatened Massacre, Unless Muslims Arrested For Trying To Join ISIS Were Freed

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Minneapolis man has been charged with making threats in retaliation over the six Minnesota men who prosecutors say were trying to join ISIS.

Mahamed Abukar Said is accused of tweeting that he would “whack” the U.S. Attorney General, and said that he would “kill for those guys.”

Ima whack that us attorney general
— Mahamed Said (@ImMahamed) April 22, 2015

In reply to a tweet, he also said “the Feds are getting two choices. Either they gon free my bros or they gon have a massacre happen.”

@HafiaJay the Feds are getting two choices. Either they gon free my bros or they gon have a massacre happen then they gon take me too.
— Mahamed Said (@ImMahamed) April 22, 2015

According to the complaint, Said also tweeted a photo of the informant who has been supplying the FBI with information on the six men now charged. The tweet has since been removed, but the charges say the FBI captured a screenshot, in which Said is shown calling the informant out as a “snitch.”

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300 Pound Man Dies In West Baton Rouge Parish Jail, Grieving Family Files Lawsuit For Excessive Force…

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He was ‘peacefully’ resisting arrest.

Via The Advocate

The family of a Jennings man who died at the West Baton Rouge Parish Jail shortly after he was arrested has filed a lawsuit against the Sheriff’s Office asserting sheriff’s deputies violated the man’s constitutional rights and used excessive force that led to the man’s death.

The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court on Tuesday, also accuses Sheriff Mike Cazes of failing to properly train his deputies and provide adequate supervision in the Nov. 26 arrest of Ervin Edwards.

The lawsuit claimed sheriff’s deputies used a stun gun on Edwards, 38, after he had a minor altercation with his girlfriend in the parking lot of the Chevron gas station on La. 415 in Port Allen.

Edwards died at the parish jail around 6 p.m. Nov. 26 where he was being held on resisting arrest and disturbing the peace, according to court documents.

The lawsuit says unidentified sheriff’s deputies used the stun gun on Edwards, which the family’s lawyer thinks may have led to Edward’s death.

“Even if this was a legitimate arrest you don’t have the right to kill someone,” attorney Joel Porter said Wednesday. “He was tased after the deputies were informed about his medical conditions. And not only did they tase him, they beat this man. I can assure you this family wants justice.”

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Russian Hackers Obtained Some Of Obama’s Emails

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Via Fox News:

Russian hackers reportedly obtained some of President Obama’s emails when the White House’s unclassified computer system was hacked last year, indicating that the breach was significantly more intrusive than originally thought.

Citing officials briefed on the investigation, The New York Times reported Saturday that while the hackers did not appear to have breached more carefully guarded servers that contain Obama’s BlackBerry messages, they did manage to obtain access to email archives of people with whom Obama communicated.

Officials did not tell The Times how many emails were obtained, but admitted that the unclassified system often contains highly sensitive information that includes schedules, email exchanges with ambassadors and diplomats, and debates about policy and legislation. The president’s email account itself does not appear to have been hacked

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Bureau Of Land Management In Another Armed Stand Off Over Oregon Gold Mine…

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Control the land, control the people.

Via IJR

An Oregon gold mine has become the subject of a heated dispute involving the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM), after mine owners called in the Oath Keepers of Oregon for extra security:

According to Fox News:

“More than 100 demonstrators, some of them armed, reportedly surrounded the Bureau of Land Management’s Medford, Oregon district office Thursday to protest the agency’s regulations against a rural gold mine.”[…]

Sugar Pine Mine owners George Backes and Rick Barclay claim they have exclusive surface rights to the mine, which have been grandfathered in for over 100 years, and need not follow federal regulations.

But Reuters reports that Jim Whittington, spokesman for the Oregon BLM, said that while the owners have mining rights, the surface rights to the mine were given to the BLM in 1961. As such, the miners must comply with federal regulations.

Because of this, BLM issued stop-work orders against the mine in March. Whittington said that the order simply requires the mine owners to obtain proper permits and follow certain guidelines. The miners are already planning to appeal the decision.

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He’s Back! NBC Rats Out Brian Williams On 11 Lies…

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Just call him the Rocket Man.

Via Inquisitr

A review of NBC anchorman Brian Williams’ journalistic exploits has put a number to his fibs. So far, the tally stands at 11 different occasions he fell short of telling the whole truth, and the investigation isn’t done.

In an interesting twist, it appears that the NBC News staff was aware of Williams’ fibbing — they even pointed out specific incidents for in-house investigators to look deeper into, the New York Times reported.

These include the lie that first unraveled Williams’ position as NBC anchorman and led to his suspension — a 2003 incident in Iraq in which Brian claimed he was in a helicopter damaged by rocket fire.

But now, the public can add these lies to their laundry list: a missile attack on a different helicopter in Iraq in 2006; the story about how he got a piece of the helicopter that crashed during the assassination of Osama bin Laden; and one during his reporting of the conflict between Israel and Lebanon in 2006.

That last lie also centered around a helicopter; Brian apparently told a student-run TV station in Connecticut that rockets passed “just beneath” one he was riding in during the conflict. However, he told a different account in a blog, the Washington Post added.

But the investigation has also turned up a brand-new fib, and this one involved his reports from Tahrir Square during the Arab Spring. By Williams’ account, which he told to Jon Stewart on The Daily Show in February of 2011, he was right in the thick of things. Turns out, he was most likely watching from a balcony overlooking the square.

As Brian’s on-air fabrication went, he was amid the violent clashes between protestors and a pro-government group, riding on horses and camels. He claimed he made eye contact with one of these men on a horse, and then said the man used a whip on protestors.

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MSNBC: You Don’t Even Have To Have A White Person Involved To Have White Supremacy

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Even when the whole power structure in Baltimore is black in the case of Freddie Gray, it is still the fault of the invisible white person.

Via Grabien:

HARRIS-PERRY: “It feels to me like part of what’s happening here is — when I say biking while black, we talked about walking while black, in the case in the Freddie gray watching the video and seeing and hearing his agony I keep wondering is there no benefit of a doubt given to a black person in public space. If that is true, if riding an expensive bike in black body inherently generates suspicion then that is the new Jim crow. That’s what Jim crow was is that black bodies in public space are inherently suspicion.”

BROWN: “Yes. I want to mention two things — I think it’s so ingrained that you don’t have to have a white person around to have white supremacy play out.”

HARRIS-PERRY: “Just pause for a second. What you just said there is going to be difficult for some folks to hear because the discourse of white supremacy can often mean academic discourse. But for ordinary people sitting at home may say did she call all white people racist. So tease that out a little bit.”

BROWN: “I will do my best.”

HARRIS-PERRY: “I recognize that it’s hard on a TV show.”

BROWN: “With an institution like American policing that I believe is founded on anti-blackness, on slave patrols there are things so institutionally ingrained in terms of how we police communities that are anti-black. They may not say in the language that they’ll stop and target black people but when you do this type of proactive policing much akined to stop and risk this effects black and brown and poor communities. This would be almost comical this story in Tampa if it wasn’t so scary. You have 11 year olds, boys as young as 11 being stopped on their bikes in Tampa. This is introducing children to the criminal justice system at an early age.”

Oregon Administrative Law Judge: Bakers Should Pay $135,000 For Refusing To Bake Cake For Same-Sex Wedding…

Time for bakeries to start outsourcing wedding cakes to the Muslim bakeries.

Via The Daily Signal

An Oregon administrative law judge recommended today that the bakers who refused to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding should be fined $135,000.

“[T]he forum concludes that $75,000 and $60,000, are appropriate awards to compensate [the same-sex couple] for the emotional suffering they experienced,” wrote Alan McCullough, administrative law judge for Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries in his proposed order.

Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa located in Gresham, Ore., say the fine is enough to potentially bankrupt their family of seven.

The dispute began in January 2013, when Aaron denied Rachel Cryer a wedding cake after learning there would be two brides in her wedding.

Aaron and his wife Melissa are both Christians and believe that marriage is the union of one man and one woman.

Rachel and her partner Laurel Bowman-Cryer, who are now married, filed a complaint with the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries under the state’s public accommodation law, which bans discrimination based on a person’s sexual orientation.

The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries pursued charges against the Kleins on behalf of the same-sex couple.[…]

In order to reach $135,000, Rachel and Laurel submitted a long list of alleged physical, emotional and mental damages they claim to have experienced as a result of the Kleins’ unlawful conduct.

One of the women, whose name was redacted to protect her privacy, listed 88 symptoms as grounds for compensation. The other, whose name was also redacted, listed 90.

Examples of symptoms include “acute loss of confidence,” “doubt,” “excessive sleep,” “felt mentally raped, dirty and shameful,” “high blood pressure,” “impaired digestion,” “loss of appetite,” “migraine headaches,” “pale and sick at home after work,” “resumption of smoking habit,” “shock” “stunned,” “surprise,” “uncertainty,” “weight gain” and “worry.”

Harmon, the Kleins’ lawyer, told The Daily Signal that during the hearing “there was no expert testimony.”

The witnesses at the hearing were the two women who were requesting a cake, one of their mothers, one of their brothers and another family member. There was no doctor, there was no psychologist, no expert testimony at all.

In collecting the fine, Harmon said the state isn’t just pursuing the Kleins’ business assets, but their personal livelihood as well.

“An important thing to understand about the damages the state is claiming in this case is that the [fine] isn’t going to come from liquidating business assets,” she said.

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Taxpayers Fund Boston Bombers’ Family Flights To The US, Housing And Security During The Trial…

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Good job, DOJ and DHS.

Via FOX 25 Boston

The family of the convicted marathon bomber is in America, on your tax dollars, and survivors are outraged after learning the news.

As of Thursday, family members of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have been staying at the Hampton Inn in Revere under very tight security, just one of the things tax dollars are paying for. FOX25’s Sharman Sacchetti investigated how much this trip is costing you.

Sources say these family members are being called as witnesses and not only that, at least three agencies are working around the clock to protect and transport them. This is all part of the defense team’s strategy to save Tsarnaev. While it’s unclear when their flight started, we know the last part of it came through Amsterdam and landed at Logan Airport and cost nearly $2,500 per person.

The cost to put them up at the Hampton Inn at the government rate: almost $200 per night, per person. And a source says at least three agencies, the FBI, US Marshal’s and Revere Police are involved in constant protection.

“I think you’re probably talking about $100,000 plus in that neighborhood in terms of security and out of pocket costs associated with travel,” former US attorney Michael Sullivan said.

And that’s just for this trip.

Lawyer fees or even what all witnesses during the trial cost is still unclear. One defense witness, Mark Spencer of Arsenal Consulting, charged $375 per hour and billing taxpayers for $150,000.[…]

Marathon survivor Marc Fucarile reached out to us Friday night, reacting to this news, saying that he’s outraged that Tsarnaev’s family’s expenses are being paid for when “myself and some of the other survivors and our families have to pay for our own parking at court, lunch, and we were told that if the trial was moved out of state, we’d have to pay for our own travel and lodging, there.”

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