Wendy Davis Caught Up In FBI Investigation

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Part of the Friday bad news dump.

Via The DC

The FBI is probing past legal work done by Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, according to a report her Republican opponent’s campaign calls a “bombshell.”

The Dallas Morning News reported Friday that documents “related to Sen. Wendy Davis’ work as a lawyer for the North Texas Tollway Authority are part of an FBI inquiry of the agency.”

The news outlet said it’s unclear how much this investigation revolves around Davis, the Democratic nominee for governor.

“It’s not clear whether Davis’ work for the tollway authority is a focus of the FBI or only part of the material collected in connection with its look into tollway agency operations,” the paper wrote.

“We are not aware that Wendy Davis is the subject or target of any investigation,” her campaign told the outlet.

But the campaign for her Republican opponent, Greg Abbott, is raising questions in the wake of the revelation.

“This revelation — the latest in a series of bombshells regarding Sen. Davis’ ethical conduct — is both shocking and unsurprising at the same time,” Abbott communications director Matt Hirsch said.

“Sen. Davis must fully disclose the facts about any wrongdoing and the extent of her involvement in that wrongdoing,” Hirsch said. “Texans deserve to know the truth about Sen. Davis’ involvement in a matter the FBI is investigating. This is a serious ethics issue that may violate federal law and cannot be swept under the rug, as Sen. Davis has tried to do when confronted with questions about her ethics thus far.”

China: ‘U.S. Soldiers Are Really Not Worth Anything’

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Would any country dared to have said that, even if felt insulted, during the presidency of Ronald Reagan?

There is a reason that for years, people voted Republican presidents, knowing they would be strong on foreign policy, and why they did NOT vote Democratic. Pity many voters of the last two elections forgot that.

Via Newsmax:

A Chinese editorial criticized the U.S. military, according to The Washington Times.

“These U.S. warships roaming around here [in the East China Sea] are slowly being considered by us Chinese as our moving targets right in front of our eyes, and the [U.S.] bases in Okinawa as a whole are also no longer a big deal” to us, said an editorial printed in the Communist Party-owned Global Times.

“When facing China, these U.S. soldiers are really not worth anything,” the editorial said, according to The Washington Times. “If China and the U.S. were to start an all-out fight, these American Marines would be more like a marching band, charging with others, but with their musical instruments in hands.”

The editorial was a response to comments by a U.S. general, the Washington newspaper said.

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Red On Red: NYC Commissar Bill De Blasio Attacked For Appointing Too Many White Officials…

If you’re a lib the worst thing you can be accused of is not supporting “diversity.”

Via NY Post:

There are plenty of things that critics can find wrong with the de Blasio administration, but a group of ministers somehow found reason to pick on one issue where City Hall has excelled: diversity.

The ministers, led by the Rev. Dennis Dillon of the Brooklyn Christian Center, took to City Hall’s steps Thursday to demand that the mayor appoint more African-Americans to high-ranking positions.

They claimed that by not doing so, Mayor de Blasio — who has made his biracial family a centerpiece of both his campaign and his administration — was displaying “utter disdain” toward the black community.

The ministers repeatedly pointed out how “blacks delivered the votes” but have a “limited role in leadership,” adding they haven’t been able to get a meeting with the mayor despite making 39 phone calls and writing three letters since January.

Dillon even expressed regret at supporting de Blasio, who was elected with 95 percent of the black vote. “I think there is probably some regret with all of us. We want to believe his heart is in the right place — his actions are obviously all wrong,” the pastor said. “There are certainly regrets that the black community feels.”

Congressman Accuses Obama’s BLM Of Acting Illegally In Bundy Ranch Case

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You mean he doesn’t have princely powers? Who’d a thunk?

Via Western Journalism:

After the federal Bureau of Land Management agents backed down from their intimidating stance at the Bundy Ranch last weekend, ample evidence has surfaced indicating the standoff between the government and the Nevada ranching family is far from over. Throughout the weeklong stalemate, members of the Bundy family were physically assaulted by armed officers, numerous cows were shot dead, and protesters faced threats of gunfire for merely expressing their outrage.

Immediately after what many considered a victory against a tyrannical federal agency, a number of leftist voices – most notably, Sen. Harry Reid – indicated the action against this family will continue.

n response, Texas Republican Rep. Steve Stockman sent a letter to Barack Obama, Department of the Interior Sec. Sally Jewell, and BLM Director Neil Kornze, laying out his position that any such action by the agency would violate the U.S. Constitution.

“Because of this standoff,” he wrote, “I have looked into BLM’s authority to conduct such paramilitary raids against American citizens, and it appears that BLM is acting in a lawless manner in Nevada.”

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HT: Cary

Surprise: Another Major Hillary Donor Pleads Guilty To Illegal Fundraising Charges

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But, but the evil Koch brothers

Via Town Hall

I say “another” because this is the second such guilty plea in the span of five weeks. First, the latest development:

A wealthy hotel executive and Democratic fundraiser who supported Hillary Clinton for president pleaded guilty Thursday to charges he secretly funneled more than $180,000 in illegal campaign contributions to three unnamed candidates and coached someone to lie about it. An informant caught Sant Singh Chatwal on tape in 2010 explaining that he believed his illegal fundraising bought him access to people in power. Without the contributions “nobody will even talk to you,” Chatwal said. “That’s the only way to buy them, get into the system.” Chatwal entered the plea to evading contribution limits and witness tampering in federal court in Brooklyn as part of a plea deal…Court papers allege that between 2007 and 2011, Chatwal used his employees, business associates and contractors who worked on his hotels to collect contributions from straw donors in Queens, Long Island and elsewhere. He then arranged to pay the donors back, a violation of the election laws. As part the scheme, an unnamed business associate submitted a bill to Chatwal for $104,745 in 2011 for purported work done for one of Chatwal’s companies. Prosecutors allege that $69,000 of the total actually was reimbursement for money the associate had raised via straw donors.

In a moment of candor, caught on tape, this guy explained that throwing stacks of money at powerful politicians is the “only way to buy them, get into the system.” Without your checkbook, “nobody will even talk to you,” he lamented. Really? Even within the party that routinely prattles about the “corrosive influence of money in politics,” and slanders Republican donors? Perish the thought. At first, I thought I’d read about Mr. Chatwal’s illegal conduct back in March. But then I realized that was a story about a different deep-pocketed Clinton contributor who admitted to breaking campaign finance laws:

A major Democratic donor pleaded guilty on Monday to funneling millions of dollars in illegal campaign donations to federal and local politicians, including an unnamed 2008 presidential candidate believed to be Hillary Clinton…According to prosecutors, Thompson funded a $600,000 shadow campaign “in coordination with and in support for a federal candidate for president of the United States.” The charges did not name the candidate. Last September, the Washington Post reported that Thompson allegedly paid a marketing executive “more than $608,000 to hire ‘street teams’ to distribute posters, stickers, and yard signs beginning in February 2008 to help raise Clinton’s profile during her primary battle with then-Sen. Barack Obama.”

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Report: Network News Secularizes Easter Nine Out of Ten Times…

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It’s not like Easter is an important holiday for Christians.

Via Newsbusters:

Dilemma: You’re a thoroughly secularized, liberal TV journalist and the central religious holiday of the Christian faith is coming. You can’t completely ignore it and you can’t show your outright disdain for the faithful and their quaint beliefs. The solution: secularize and trivialize Easter to render it essentially meaningless.

That’s how ABC, CBS and NBC have handled the Easter season recently. Over the last three years, the networks attached the word “Easter” to secular topics 500 times versus religious topics 56 times – that’s about 89 percent. Instead of celebrating Christ’s rising from the dead, the networks have made it about “egg-cellent Easter fashions,” frilly Easter bonnets and pink martinis or, in NBC’s words, “drinky-poos.” Chocolate, it turns out, is “the essential part of Easter,” except for Peeps, because “Easter depends on [Peeps].”

During ABC’s “Good Morning America” on March 21, 2013, anchor Josh Elliot deemed “the peep” synonymous with “Easter.” Eight days later, ABC’s weather anchor Sam Champion asked lifestyle anchor Lara Spencer on “Good Morning America,” “This is Easter weekend, which means what?” Spencer responded, “Peeps.”

NBC played copycat on March 30, as co-anchor Erica Hill said the exact same thing (great minds think alike?). That same day, NBC’s Dylan Dreyer announced, “No crazy eyes, crooked beaks, or improper Peeps allowed,” during “Today” and concluded, “Easter depends on this.”

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Video Of Suspect In Kansas Shootings, Mohammed Pedro Whitaker

Update to this story about of Mohammed Pedro Whitaker, the man arrested today for multiple shootings at vehicles over the past month in Kansas.

Illinois Dems Plan To Offer $100 Million In Taxpayer Money To Lure Obama’s Presidential Library Site…

They are so generous . . . with other people’s money.

Via IBD:

First, the good news: We are close enough to the end of the Obama presidency for his crowd to talk about a presidential library.

Now, the bad news: Obama’s retirement is still 1,008 days distant.

Plenty of time though to round up the dough to build it somewhere. Figure they need Solyndra-style money, at least $500 million.

The last two presidents — Bill Clinton and George W. Bush — built their legacy edifices totally with private money. As seems appropriate, since taxpayers already chip in to fund retirement office space, staffing and Secret Service protection for ex-presidents for life. Last year that cost $75 million.

It may not surprise you, however, that Obama’s supporters have a different take on this library money business. They think taxpayers should put up $100 million in public money for Obama’s library. With more likely needed later. So far, this idea is confined to Illinois.

But if Democrats hold the U.S. Senate and retake the House of Representatives, some money magic might happen.

Thankfully the Illinois Policy Institute is watching. Little-noticed out there in Springfield, the Democrat House Speaker John Madigan is pushing a bill now before his Democrat chamber to put up $100 million as good-faith money in the less-than sizzling competition to host the Barack Hussein ObamaCare Presidential Library and Clinic.

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Abortion Fanatic Sandra Fluke Congratulates Chelsea Clinton For Not Aborting Her Baby…

Or as Sandra calls it, the one who got away.

Obama: “The Repeal Debate Is Over”…

Jedi mind-trick?

Via Washington Examiner:

President Obama declared an end to the debate about Obamacare, even as Republicans gear up to retake the Senate on a platform built around repealing the law.

“The repeal debate is and should be over,” Obama told reporters Thursday. “The Affordable Care Act is working and I know the American people don’t want us spending the next two years fighting the settled political battles of the last five years.”

A recent Quinnipiac survey cuts against Obama’s claim. “American voters oppose the Affordable Care Act 55 percent to 41 percent and 40 percent are less likely to vote for a candidate who supports Obamacare, while 27 percent are more likely and 31 percent say this will not affect their vote,”the pollster found on April 2. The same survey showed Obama’s personal job approval numbers underwater, at 42 percent approval and 50 percent disapproval.

Underexposed First Lady To Appear On Episodes of NBC’s “Parks And Recreation” And ABC’s “Nashville”…

All Mooch, all the damn time.

(EW.com)– Michelle Obama’s about to be all over our TV screens: The First Lady is making a cameo on NBC’s Parks and Recreation for its April 24 finale and now will be guest starring in an upcoming episode of ABC’s “Nashville.”

In the “Nashville” episode, Rayna (Connie Britton) turns to her famous friends — including other guest star Kellie Pickler — to help throw a charity concert at Fort Campbell.

Pentagon Pleads With Obama Regime To Stop New Russian Spy Plane From Flying In American Airspace…

Unsurprisingly, the John Kerry-led State Department is arguing for its approval.

Via Daily Beast:

The Joint Chiefs of Staff of the U.S. military and American intelligence agencies have quietly pushed the White House in recent weeks to deny a new Russian surveillance plane the right to fly over U.S. territory. This week, the White House finally began consideration of the decision whether to certify the new Russian aircraft under the so-called “Open Skies Treaty.” And now the question becomes: Will the spies and generals get their way?

As the United States and Russia face off publicly over Ukraine, behind the scenes, President Obama’s national security cabinet is having its own quiet feud over a long-standing agreement to allow Russian surveillance flights over U.S. airspace.

The spies and the generals want to deny the Russians the overflight rights for its latest surveillance planes. The State Department, which ultimately makes that decision, has favored such certification. On Wednesday an interagency meeting of senior officials failed to reach consensus, delaying the decision until Obama takes it up with the National Security Council, according to U.S. officials involved in the dispute.

At issue is the Open Skies Treaty. First signed in 1992 and finally ratified in 2002, the treaty adopted by 34 nations allows the safe passage of planes equipped with advanced cameras and sensors that give governments the imagery and data they use to assess everything from compliance with arms control treaties to troop movements.

On April 15, the Republican chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon, and the Republican chairman of that panel’s subcommittee that oversees the U.S. nuclear arsenal, Rep. Mike Rogers from Alabama, urged Obama to deny Russia the right to fly its new planes over U.S. airspace.

In their letter, the two lawmakers write, “We agree with the concerns expressed by the Intelligence Community and the military leadership of the Department of Defense” in their opposition to certifying the new Russian planes under the treaty.

The State Department on the other hand has argued the United States should live up to the treaty’s obligations and approve the new Russian aircraft. The decision to certify the planes and their sensors has been pending since late last year, long before the Ukraine crisis began. One senior U.S. official said, “This isn’t just an issue between the United States and Russia. Our allies and partners depend on this treaty for insight into Russia because they don’t have the same capabilities as the United States.”

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Harry Reid Doubles Down: Bundy Ranch Supporters “Violent Terrorist Wannabes”…

Words can’t even begin to describe how much I detest this scumbag.

REID: Bundy doesn’t believe that the American government is valid, he believes that the United States is a foreign government.

He doesn’t pay his taxes. He doesn’t follow the law. He doesn’t pay his fees.

And if anyone thinks by any figment of their imagination what happened up there last week was just people rallying to somebody that was oppressed — 600 people came in, armed. They had practiced, they had maneuvered, they knew what they were doing. They set up snipers in strategic locations with sniper rifles. They had assault weapons. They had automatic weapons. And they boasted about the fact that they put women in children — in fact one retired sheriff from Arizona boasted that he put women and children so that they would get hit first.

So, 600 people. If there were ever an example of people who were domestic, violent terrorist wannabes, these are the guys. And I think that we should call it that way.

Video here…

Pakistani Cleric Names Islamic Seminary After Osama Bin Laden…

Because Islam is a Religion of Peace™

ISLAMABAD (AP) –  A spokesman for a controversial Pakistani cleric who runs an Islamic seminary for girls in the capital, Islamabad, says he has named the school’s new library in honor of Usama bin Laden.

According to the spokesman, Tehsin Ullah, cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz wanted to pay tribute to the al Qaeda chief who was killed by U.S. commandos in 2011.

Ullah said on Friday that Aziz considers bin Laden to be a “martyr” for Islam.

Aziz is also a prayer leader at the city’s “Red Mosque” a former militant hideout the army raided in 2007. The raid killed dozens and unleashed a wave of militant attacks across Pakistan.

The mosque runs two schools, one for boys and one for girls. The girls’ school has an all-female staff and about 15,000 students.

Recently Freed Palestinian Terrorist: Israel Violated My Human Rights . . . By Impeding My Stamp Collecting…

The horror!

Via Times of Israel:

Palestinians have long accused Israel of a range of human rights violations. But recently freed Palestinian terrorist Issa Abd Rabbo came up with a new one- infringing on his philatelic rights while he was incarcerated, keeping him from attaining high quality stamps and “special albums.

Abd Rabbo was released from an Israeli prison in October 2013 as part of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. He was serving two life sentences for murdering two Israelis, Ron Levi and Revital Seri, as they were hiking south of Jerusalem in 1984.

Abd Rabbo happened upon the two university students as they rested under a pine tree. He tied them up at gunpoint, covered their heads with bags and fatally shot them both.

According to a Palestinian Media Watch translation, Abd Rabbo told Al Hayat al Jadida, a PA daily newspaper,  in an April 8 interview, ‘I’m proud of the stamps I collected in prison, but it was difficult for me to pursue [my] hobby in prison, because there were many restrictions, few letters arrived, and the quality of the stamps. Prison also affects our hobbies, and I had no special albums to put the stamps in properly, so I put them in an envelope – the same one that left prison with me.’”

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BREAKING: Obama Signs Ted Cruz’s Law Banning Iran’s Terrorist UN Ambassador From Entering Country – Update: Obama Say He Won’t Enforce It…

Update: You have got to be kidding me?

Via Washington Examiner:

President Obama on Friday signed into law a bill authored by Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz that would bar an Iranian diplomat from entering the United States, but immediately issued a statement saying he won’t enforce it.

Obama decided to treat the law as mere advice. “Acts of espionage and terrorism against the United States and our allies are unquestionably problems of the utmost gravity, and I share the Congress’s concern that individuals who have engaged in such activity may use the cover of diplomacy to gain access to our Nation,” Obama said in his signing statement.

“Nevertheless, as President [George H.W.] Bush also observed, “curtailing by statute my constitutional discretion to receive or reject ambassadors is neither a permissible nor a practical solution.” I shall therefore continue to treat section 407, as originally enacted and as amended by S. 2195, as advisory in circumstances in which it would interfere with the exercise of this discretion.”

Moonbat Paradise UC Berkeley Holding Conference On “Islamophobia”…

And yes, CAIR is promoting it.

Via Daily Californian:

For more than seven hours Thursday, students and community members gathered at the UC Berkeley School of Law to discuss the presence of Islamophobia in culture and society.

At the Fifth Annual International Conference on Islamophobia Studies, founded and directed by UC Berkeley lecturer Hatem Bazian, attendees listened to panelists describe issues ranging from the discrimination against Muslims to the representation of Muslim women in the media.

Islamophobia is described by Bazian as “an irrational belief and hostile attitude directed toward Islam and Muslims that problematizes them as a subject matter.”

The annual conference is one aspect of the Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project, founded in response to the rise of Islamophobia in the United States and parts of Europe around the time President Barack Obama was elected, Bazian, who directs the project, said.

The project aims to establish the study of Islamophobia as an academic discipline by engaging scholars around the world with the conference. It also aims to expand the event to other countries, including France and Austria.

While the conference drew only about 100 to 150 attendees throughout the day, according to Bazian, more than 6,000 people from different countries tune in to the conference online every year. Scholars from universities around the world, such as the University of Leeds and Duke University, broadcast the event.

Sana Saeed, a journalist and panelist at the conference, said she wore a headscarf for 12 or 13 years and experienced negative comments and taunts growing up. Still, Saeed is optimistic that an emerging generation of journalists can use new media to “add nuance” to stories.

Obama Punts On Keystone Decision, Delays Until After Midterm Elections…

Pathetic.

Via Fox News:

The Obama administration once again has punted on a final decision for the Keystone XL pipeline, announcing ahead of the holiday weekend it is extending a key review period indefinitely — a move that could push off a determination until after the midterm elections.

Republicans, as well as red-state Democrats who want the proposed Canada-to-Texas pipeline approved, slammed the administration for the delay. Democrats even threatened to find ways to go around the president to get the project approved.

“It’s absolutely ridiculous that this well over five year long process is continuing for an undetermined amount of time,” Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., said in a statement.

Republican Nebraska Rep. Lee Terry called the decision “shameful,” noting that another spring construction season will come and go without the project.

The administration had been in the middle of a 90-day review period for federal agencies assessing an environmental study from the State Department.

Militant Atheists Mock Christians With “Jesus Is A Myth” Sign, Shocked When Someone “Violently Mangles” It…

Via The Blaze:

An anti-Easter sign posted in the Wisconsin state Capitol by atheist activists was “violently mangled” and “mutilated,” according to the organization that displayed it.

“Nobody died for our sins. Jesus Christ is a myth,” read the sign that was posted Monday by the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

According to the Wisconsin-based group, a “fanatic” vandalized the poster Wednesday, though little information is known about the culprit.

“A man wrested [the] foamboard sign, which was securely taped to an easel, and violently mangled it in front of passersby,” a statement on the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s website said. “Capitol security was quickly summoned and gave chase, but the vandal got away.”

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Pelosi: Passing Amnesty Will Reduce The Deficit By A Trillion Dollars…

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It’s almost like she’s just making things up.

Via SF Gate:

To “honor the dignity and work of immigrants,” Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco.

Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 – bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would “reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship.”

The Democratic leader’s ceremony coincides with Pope Francis’ similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week. As he did last year, the pope broke with the tradition of washing only priests’ feet during the Mass for the Last Supper – this time, washing the feet of disabled people.

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