Time to see if Mosby is the J.V team we all think she is.
Via ABC News:
Four months after six Baltimore police officers were charged in the death of Freddie Gray, defense attorneys and prosecutors will appear before a judge who will determine how the case will move forward.
Six Baltimore police officers face criminal charges stemming from Gray’s death. Gray, who was black, was critically injured April 12 in the back of a prisoner transport van after he was arrested in the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood.
Initial police reports said Gray was arrested with a knife, though whether Gray was legally carrying that knife is sure to be a centerpiece of the case as it moves to trial. Prosecutors say it’s legal under a city ordinance, while defense attorneys argue that it’s a switchblade, and thus illegal under both city and state law.
Do not let this story get lost on the Internet. Share it, re-share it. Tell your friends. Sean Davis did a great job on this and may very well have found an actual smoking gun.
Via The Federalist:
A review of recently released e-mails shows that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton repeatedly originated and distributed highly classified national security information. Clinton’s classified e-mail missives were not constrained to State Department staff, either. She also sent classified information to Sidney Blumenthal, a former Clinton White House operative banned by the Obama White House.
An analysis by The Federalist of e-mails released by the State Department late Monday shows that scores of e-mails sent by Clinton contained highly confidential national security information from the beginning, even if they weren’t marked by a classification authority until later.
I’m sure Donald is horrified by you too.
Via NY Mag:
As Donald Trump continues to dominate the Republican presidential race, frustration and panic have become high enough to make some inside the party Establishment pine for a candidate they roundly rejected as recently as January: Mitt Romney.
Romney himself has become one of Trump’s most vocal detractors inside the party. “He’s someone to whom civility means a lot. The whole Trump thing really bothers him,” a close Romney adviser told me — and some Romney-ites are only too happy to talk up the prospect of their man jumping into the race if the Establishment fails to stop Trump, whose support in Iowa and New Hampshire is currently greater than Jeb Bush’s, Scott Walker’s, Marco Rubio’s, Chris Christie’s, and John Kasich’s combined.
Jeb should worry about himself.
Via CS Monitor:
Jeb Bush has had enough of Donald Trump calling him “low energy,” so he’s launching a counterattack. That may be understandable, considering Mr. Trump’s taunting. But is it a good idea?
We’re not convinced it is. But at this point, Mr. Bush may feel he has little choice.
First, the details: On Tuesday, the Bush campaign released an attack ad meant to exploit Trump’s many past Republican apostasies. It begins with a clip meant to reinforce The Donald’s image as a very New York-style tycoon.
Boys don’t belong in the girls bathrooms in a high school.
Via NY Times:
A transgender high school student in Missouri is facing backlash from her peers after requesting to use the girls’ bathrooms and locker room.
More than 100 students at Hillsboro High School, about an hour south of St Louis, walked out of class on Monday in protest.
“I’m hoping this dies down,” said Lila Perry, the 17-year-old who began identifying as a girl publicly in February. “I don’t want my entire senior year to be like this.”
Ms. Perry, who began feeling “more like a girl than a boy” when she was 13, said school officials gave her permission to use the girls’ facilities as the new school year began.
His excuse originally was he was “just passing on info to a friend”. Now we see that’s not necessarily the case.
A longtime friend of Hillary Clinton played an outsized role in advising her on U.S. politics and even encouraged the then-secretary of state to exert influence over senior White House staff.
The State Department released emails on Monday that showed adviser Sid Blumenthal sent Clinton exhaustive memos on both foreign and domestic issues despite holding no formal government position.
Her close links to Blumenthal, a former aide to President Bill Clinton, could rebound on the former first lady as she runs for the Democratic nomination for the November 2016 presidential election.
Obama’s fellow Democrat, Rep. Hank Johnson, would like to add that the island is also about to tip over and capsize because too many “deniers” on it.
… “We know human activity is changing the climate that is beyond dispute. Everything else is politics.”
He continued, “We’re starting to see that enough consensus is being built internationally and within each of our own body politics that we may have the political will, finally, to get moving. So the time to heed the critics and the cynics and the deniers is past. The time to plead ignorance is surely past.”
“Those who want to ignore the science, they are increasingly alone,” he added. “They’re on their own shrinking island.”
This mountain thing is even becoming a distraction for Trump now
Via The Hill:
Donald Trump promised Monday that he would return the name of North America’s largest mountain to Mount McKinley, undoing President Obama’s decision to call it Denali.
Trump, who is running for president, tweeted late Monday that Obama’s act was a “great insult to Ohio.”
The White House announced the Denali moniker Sunday, restoring the name that Alaska Natives had called it for thousands of years before a gold prospector named it after McKinley in the late 19th century, when he was a presidential candidate.
The mountain’s new name, which Obama announced in advance of a three-day Alaska visit that includes meetings with Alaska Native leaders, aligns with what the state has been calling it for decades.
What a loser.
Houston area #BlackLivesMatter supporter Monica Foy took to Twitter to insist that slain Sheriff’s Deputy Darren Goforth deserved to be executed and implied his “creepy perv eyes” were somehow justification for why he was shot from behind and then had a 15-round magazine unloaded into his lifeless body. Foy lives in the Woodlands, just north of Houston, Texas.
Here’s the screenshot of her now deleted Tweet:
But they have that Socialism though?
Reeling from low oil prices, Canada fell into a recession in the first half of the year, government data confirmed Tuesday, putting Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper on the defensive in the run-up to October elections.
According to Statistics Canada, the economy contracted 0.5 percent in the second quarter after retreating 0.8 percent in the previous three months.
It is Canada’s second recession in seven years and it is the only Group of Seven nation in economic retreat. The figures are the weakest since the 2008 global financial crisis.
The saga story continues.
Via ABC News:
Kentucky’s Rowan County Court Clerk, Kimberly Davis, is still refusing to issue marriage licenses to any couple today, including same-sex couples, despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling against her last night, and now a motion for contempt of court has been filed against her.
After same-sex marriage was legalized nationwide in late June, Davis filed a suit in federal court, arguing that she should be excused from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples on the basis of her “Christian faith.” Since then, she has refused to hand out marriage licenses to same-sex and opposite-sex couples altogether.
But you probably already guessed that anyway?
Via XX Committee:
The part played by Wikileaks in the Edward Snowden saga is an important one. The pivotal role of Julian Assange and other leading members of Wikileaks in getting Snowden from Hawaii to Moscow, from NSA employment to FSB protection, in the late spring of 2013 is a matter of record.
For years there have been questions about just what Wikileaks actually is. I know because I’ve been among those asking. Over two years ago, little more than two weeks after Snowden landed in Moscow, I explained my concerns about Wikileaks based on my background in counterintelligence.
Specifically, the role of the Russian anti-Semite weirdo Israel Shamir, a close friend of Assange, in the Wikileaks circle merited attention, and to anyone trained in the right clues, the Assange group gave the impression of having a relationship with Russian intelligence. As I summed up my position in July 2013, based on what we knew so far:
Even worse for the DNC: Just 35% think amnesty is the cure.
(Rasmussen) – Voters remain seriously worried about illegal immigration and still think stricter border control is the best way to stop it. But slightly fewer voters believe providing a pathway to citizenship will encourage more illegal immigrants to come.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 80% of Likely U.S. Voters regard illegal immigration as a serious problem in America today, with 50% who describe it as a Very Serious one. Twenty percent (20%) don’t consider illegal immigration a serious problem, but that includes only five percent (5%) who say it’s Not At All Serious. These attitudes have changed little since the first of the year.
By comparison, 63% say global warming is a serious problem, with 35% who view it as Very Serious.
When it comes to immigration reform, 58% of voters continue to think gaining control of the border is more important than legalizing the status of undocumented workers already living in the United States. That’s down from April’s recent high of 63% but generally in line with surveys over the past three years. Thirty-five percent (35%) say it’s more important to grant legal status to those already living here, up five points from April.