DNC Hires Woman Who Took Selfie In Front Of Rubble From Deadly East Village Explosion

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Bad behavior by Conservative= hounded from town square. By liberal? Promoted.

Via Free Beacon:

A New York City tourist who sparked national outrage after taking a smiling “selfie” in front of the rubble of the deadly East Village inferno in March is now working as a spokesperson for the Democratic National Committee and criticizing GOP candidates for their social media output.

Christina Freundlich, who previously worked at the Iowa Democratic Party and the Obama campaign, was criticized for posting an online picture of her grinning and flashing a “peace sign” in front of the scene of the fire, which killed two people and injured over two dozen in March. Freundlich apologized after the picture was published by the New York Post and became a national news story.

Freundlich has bounced back from the controversy and has since been hired by the DNC.

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Bernie Sanders: The Majority Of Gun Owners Are Responsible And Obey The Law

We, of course, know this to be true, but it runs against narrative for socialist Sanders to echo it.

Via Washington Examiner:

Vermont liberal Sen. Bernie Sanders said Sunday that the majority of gun owners are responsible and obey the law.

Appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday, Sanders said that a gun manufacturer should be no more responsible for a murder performed by their product than a hammer manufacturer is responsible “if someone beat someone over the head with a hammer.”

Sanders was taking on detractors who have pointed to a bill he voted for that shields firearms manufacturers from being sued by gun violence victims. Presidential rival Hillary Clinton made reference to this bill in New Hampshire Saturday, saying that it was the “height of irresponsibility not to talk about it.”

Sanders noted Sunday that he has a pretty poor grade of a D- from the National Rifle Association and has voted for the assault weapons ban.

Sanders suggested that he could broker a “serious debate and action on guns,” but that it won’t happen if “we have extreme positions on both sides.”

“I come form a state that has virtually no gun control but the people of my state understand that guns in Vermont aren’t the same thing as guns in Chicago,” he said.

The senator has been drawing big crowds in Iowa and other places, but still lags behind former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the polls.

AP: Bill Cosby Admitted In 2005 To Getting Quaaludes To Give To Women With Whom He Wanted To Have Sex

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby admitted in a 2005 deposition that he obtained Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with. He admitted giving the sedative to at least one woman.

The Associated Press went to court to compel the release of the documents, and they were made public Monday. Cosby’s lawyers had objected on the grounds that it would embarrass their client.

The 77-year-old comedian was testifying under oath in a lawsuit filed by a former Temple University employee. He testified he gave her three half-pills of Benadryl.

Cosby settled that sexual-abuse lawsuit for undisclosed terms in 2006. More than a dozen women have since accused him of sexually assaulting them. Some believe they were also drugged. Cosby has never been criminally charged, and most of the accusations are barred by statutes of limitations.

Cosby’s lawyers in the Philadelphia case did not immediately return phone calls.

Senior U.S. State Department Official: It Feels “Weird” To Be Defending Iran So Much…

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Treason feels “weird,” good to know.

VIENNA (Reuters) – It’s always awkward to defend your enemies.

But that’s the position U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration has found itself in with Iran as it pushes for an historic accord that would end a 12-year nuclear standoff.

Tehran and Washington, which have called each other the “Great Satan” and a member of the “Axis of Evil” during 36 years of hostility, are more used to exchanging insults than defending each other. The two foes cut diplomatic ties after Iranian revolutionaries seized 52 hostages in Tehran’s U.S. embassy during the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Yet for a month now the U.S. State Department has been defending Iran from suggestions that it was on the verge of violating a requirement to reduce its low-enriched uranium stockpile under a 2013 interim nuclear with major powers. […]

One senior U.S. official, who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity, acknowledged that the U.S. defense of Iranian compliance was “weird” and did not come naturally.

“Iran has done a lot of bad things in Syria and across the Middle East, and still does. It’s holding Americans hostages. But the fact is, it’s complying with the JPOA.”

Former CNN Anchor Lynne Russell: The Second Amendment Saved My Life…

Update to this story. Just a terrific story on one of the important reasons for the Second Amendment.

Via Fox:

Lynne Russell thanks the right to keep and bear arms for keeping her and her husband alive during an armed robbery on June 30th. The former CNN anchor and Chuck de Caro, formerly a CNN reporter, were held at gun point in an Albuquerque Motel 6 room by felon Tomorio Walton.

What ensued was a stand-off that left Walton dead and de Caro shot three times. Russell was not injured in the shootout.

Russell told FOX411 that having a gun “absolutely” saved their lives.

“The discussion over the debate to own a gun is just ridiculous. As Americans we have the right to bear arms and as humans the right to protect ourselves. I’m sure that the man who shot my husband did not have a gun permit. Criminals will always have guns. The rest of us legally obtain our gun permits.”

Russell and de Caro have been long time advocates for carrying guns legally. The author of “Hell on Heels” explains the decision should be an individual one, and those who do not want to carry should not weigh in on the gun control conversation.

“If you don’t want to carry please don’t. Then, shut the f–k up about it. Make your own decisions. “

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Obviously Fake News Site Causes Outrage Over White Supremacist “Massacre” Of Black Teens In Myrtle Beach On Saturday …

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The doltish #BlackLivesMatter supporters will fall for just about anything.

Via Myrtle Beach Sun News

“Despite what was published on a website that has become popular in recent weeks, there was no “hate crime” or “massacre” in Myrtle Beach on Saturday.

An article published on Newswatch33.com said that a group of white supremacists beat and killed two black teenagers, critically injuring a third, during a July Fourth festival on Saturday in Myrtle Beach.

The teens were said to have been wearing anti-Confederate flag T-shirts, according to the article. The article further states that the group of white supremacists was taken into custody. The article is accompanied by what appears to be a cell phone photograph taken during Memorial Day weekend near Landmark Resort while a traffic loop was in place on Ocean Boulevard.

Myrtle Beach police have no record of the alleged incident occurring this weekend.

“We are aware of the story and preparing a post on social media to advise our citizens and [guests],” police spokesman Lt. Joey Crosby said.

The post to the police department’s Facebook page read that they were aware of the false news story being circulated on social media.

“If you have seen the story or headline of ‘Independence Day Massacre: 2 Black Teens Beaten To Death By White Supremacists, 1 In Critical Condition’ that occurred in Myrtle Beach, this story is false and did not occur,” the Facebook post read. “Please continue to have a safe and fun week!”

Horry County deputy coroner Darris Fowler said there were no such deaths that have occurred in Myrtle Beach.

“I can assure you that I would know about that,” Fowler said.

The website was created on June 18 through GoDaddy.com, according to a domain search online.

The site appears to be filled with fake news articles. Other headlines seen on the site include “ISIS Use Shark Attacks As Part Of Terrorism Plot” and “Charleston Church Shooter Dylann Roof Offered Movie And Book Deal.”

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Muslim Who Killed NJ Teen Brendon Tevlin Charged With Murder And Terrorism

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Why did they not charge the other two? I’m going to assume that they gave up some information. What happened to the fourth man?

The media from the start has tended to ignore this case, but additionally they have ignored that there were others involved. I hope we don’t have cause to regret the authorities decision to give the two a pass…

Via NJ.com:

The man accused of killing Livingston teenager Brendan Tevlin last year has been indicted on terrorism charges, marking the first time the statute has been used in a murder case in New Jersey history.

An Essex County grand jury found enough evidence to charge Ali Muhammad Brown twice under the little-used law, along with murder, robbery, carjacking and other offenses, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray said in a statement.

Brown, who says he is Muslim, told investigators after his arrest in July that he had killed Tevlin and a trio of men in the Seattle area as “vengeance” for lives lost due to U.S. military action in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, and other parts of the Islamic world.

“All these lives are taken every single day by America, by this government. So a life for a life,” he said, according to documents charging him with murder in Washington.

Murray sought special permission from Acting Attorney General John G. Hoffman to present the charge to the grand jury.

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Crowd In Cincinnati Attacks Police With Fireworks And Bottles, Man Stomped Allegedly For Being White

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Via IJR:

While the July 4th weekend may have gone peacefully in many communities, the same could not be said for Cincinnati.

The city’s Fountain Square was the site of a hip hop and electronica concert Saturday night. But the situation became violent when a large crowd began tossing fireworks and bottles at police, which wounded several police officers:

In an anonymous posting on the website Cincinnati vs. Everyone, someone claiming to be an officer described how he and his colleagues then donned helmets and shields and began assembling in riot formation. Here’s what he claims that they saw next:

“So we see ahead a scuffle begin and think it’s just a fight. Well not so much, it was like 40 v. 1. I saw 40 v. 1, it was 40 black youths stomping the crap out of one unlucky male white. He didn’t do anything to deserve this beating except be white.”

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Company Selling Hillary Clinton Nutcracker: “No More Nuts In The White House”…

I hope nobody steals my idea for a Hillary Clinton “cankles wine opener.”

Via Des Moines Register reporter Tony Leys:

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Chicago Police Chief’s Not-So-Genius Solution To War Zone-Like Violence: More Gun Control Laws!…

Does he realize he’s the police superintendent in Chicago?

Via Guardian:

Ten people, including a seven-year-old boy, were killed in shootings in Chicago over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

Police superintendent Garry McCarthy acknowledged that his department’s decision to increase the police presence in the city by 30% in anticipation of holiday violence had not prevented the killings – and called for more restrictive gun laws. Last year 14 people were killed in Chicago over the Fourth of July weekend.

“If you think that putting more cops on the street would make a difference, then take a look at the fact that we put a third more manpower on the street for this weekend,” McCarthy said.

“What’s the result? We’re getting more guns. Well, that’s great,” he said. “It’s not stopping the violence. And it’s not going to stop the violence until criminals are held accountable and something is done to stem the flow of these guns into our city.”

The youngest person killed this weekend was Amari Brown, seven, who was shot on Saturday night while watching fireworks with his father. McCarthy said that the gunfire was aimed at Brown’s father – who was described as a “ranking gang member” by police. A 26-year-old woman was also struck in the shooting.

BREAKING: South Carolina Senate Votes To Remove Confederate Flag From Statehouse Grounds…

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Elected officials caving in to hysteria… shocker!

Via WACH 57

The South Carolina Senate has voted to remove the Confederate flag from a pole on Statehouse grounds.

The 37-3 vote Monday allows the state to remove the flag and the flagpole where it flies as soon as it passes the House and is signed by Gov. Nikki Haley.

The bill must pass a two-thirds vote, which is likely to be held Tuesday.

Monday’s vote comes less than a week after the 15th anniversary of South Carolina taking the flag off the Capitol dome where it flew since the early 1960s and moving it to beside a monument honoring Confederate soldiers.

Lawmakers had largely ignored the flag until the killing of nine black people during a Bible study at a historic African-American church on June 17.

South Carolina state senators also rejected an amendment that would allow the Confederate flag to continue to fly outside the Statehouse — but only on Confederate Memorial Day. They’ve also voted down a suggestion to leave the fate of the flag up to a popular vote. They’re continuing debate on other amendments dealing with the future of the flag.

One Republican senator who wants to leave the flag in place says the flag has been misused by people like Dylann Roof, who’s charged with nine counts of murder for last month’s shootings at a historic black church.

But among the senators who believe the flag no longer represents the valor of Southern soldiers are a white lawmaker who, for decades, fought attempts to remove the flag from Statehouse grounds, and a black senator whose family was also in South Carolina during the Civil War.

Republican Sen. Larry Martin, who is white, says he changed his mind after the shootings of nine blacks at the church in Charleston.

Sen. Darrell Jackson, who is black, helped write the compromise that took the flag off the Statehouse dome in 2000 and put it on a pole in the capitol’s front lawn. He says he regrets that he didn’t go further to get rid of the flag completely.

Obama On Islamic State: “Ideologies Are Not Defeated With Guns, They Are Defeated With Better Ideas”…

Tell that to the Nazis.

Obama Holds Press Conference On ISIS To Ensure World That America “Will Never Be At War With Islam”

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I think someone forgot to tell Islam.

Via Newsweek:

On Monday afternoon, President Obama spoke at the Pentagon about the Islamic State, or ISIS, a terrorist organization in Syria and Iraq.

Obama stressed all elements of American power were going towards fighting the organization.

Islamic State Beheads Three In Iraq For “Cursing Allah”…

Another day in Islamic paradise.

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White House Blames GOP For Illegal Immigrant Killing San Francisco Woman

Nothing is ever the fault of the Obama administration.

Via The Hill

The White House on Monday defended its immigration policies and blasted Republicans following the killing of a San Francisco woman — allegedly by an undocumented immigrant.

When asked if the case was a failure of the administration’s enforcement policies, White House press secretary Josh Earnest chided Republicans for blocking a bipartisan immigration bill that would have boosted funding for border security.

“I recognize that people want to play politics with this,” Earnest said. “The fact is the president has done everything within his power to make sure that we’re focusing our law enforcement resources on criminals and those who pose a threat to public safety.”

Kathryn Steinle, 32, was shot and killed Wednesday at a popular tourist destination in San Francisco. The suspect, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, had multiple felony convictions and had been deported five times to Mexico.

Earnest faulted the “political efforts of Republicans” for blocking “the kind of investment that we would like to make in securing our border and keeping our communities safe.”

The spokesman refused to comment on the details of the case, but he pointed to Obama’s executive actions on immigration launched last fall, which instructed the Department of Homeland Security to prioritize the deportation of people who are considered “public safety threats.”

“We have started to make changes in terms of structuring and staffing … to ensure that our law enforcement efforts are focused on felons and not on families,” he said. “These efforts would be significantly augmented had Republicans not blocked common sense immigration reform.”

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Eric Holder To Return To Law Firm That Defended Gitmo Terrorists…

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Defending terrorists, his true passion.

Via Reuters

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will return as a partner at the law firm he had left to become the nation’s top law enforcement official, his new employer said in a statement.

Holder, who led the Justice Department from 2009 to 2015 and was one of President Barack Obama’s longest-serving cabinet members, will return to Covington & Burling, where he was previously a partner from 2001 to 2009, the law firm said.

At Covington & Burling’s Washington DC office, Holder will focus on complex cases “including matters that are international in scope and raise significant regulatory enforcement issues,” the law firm said.

After Months Of Avoiding Media, Hillary To Sit Down For TV Interview…With Reporter Who Went To Her Aide’s Wedding…

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Via Daily Caller:

For the first time since her April 12th presidential campaign announcement, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will sit down for a national television interview.

According to a report, Clinton will sit down Tuesday with CNN senior political correspondent Brianna Keilar in her inaugural appearance, with the full interview airing on “The Situation Room” with Wolf Blitzer and “Anderson Cooper 360″ Tuesday evening.

In all, Clinton will have gone 86 days without a national media sit down since her campaign launch, having only done interviews in early primary states with local reporters instead.

Keilar’s exclusive with the Democratic frontrunner will take place in Iowa City, Iowa.

The Clinton campaign has had a contentious relationship with the press during the first three months of her campaign, with the situation coming to a head on Saturday when the press was kept away from the former first lady by a rope line as she walked in a 4th of July parade in New Hampshire.

Late Sunday, Fox News media reporter Howard Kurtz reported that Clinton would begin doing national television interviews in the coming week.

Who is Brianna Keilar? Why, here she is, as a guest at the wedding of Clinton operatives, along with other CNN folks, Dan Merica and Ashley Killough.

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Via Daily Caller:

However (perhaps coincidentally), Keilar was spotted two weeks ago at the wedding of a prominent member of the Clinton campaign. (RELATED: After 86 Days, Hillary Clinton To Give CNN First National TV Interview Of Campaign)

Keilar, along with other CNN and national political reporters who cover Clinton and the 2016 race, attended the wedding of Adam Parkhomenko, the director for grassroots engagement for Clinton’s presidential campaign (also a co-founder of Ready for Hillary), and Kirby Hoag, a former Ready for Hillary staff member.

Vox’s Max Fisher Blames Racism And Sexism For Reddit Users Decision To Revolt After Popular Workers Fired…

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Then again, this is Max Fisher. Update to this story.

Via Mirror:

More than 160,000 Reddit users have signed a petition calling for the resignation of CEO Ellen Pao in the wake of a furore over the firing of a popular worker.

The so-called “front page of the internet” was flung into turmoil after an admin for the popular Ask Me Anything subreddit (r/IAmA) was dismissed from the company.

Victoria Taylor (known as “chooter” on the site) was responsible for arranging many of the Ask Me Anything Q&As, including one with Barack Obama, Channing Tatum and Julian Assange.

She would help field the questions, timing and in some cases typing and posting their answers to the Reddit community – and was well-liked by the moderation team

Detroit Leaders of Al Sharpton’s Group Demand Kid Rock Denounce Confederate Flag…

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And if he doesn’t they will boycott a museum exhibit about Kid Rock that Kid Rock funded, or something.

(DFP) – About a dozen members of a Detroit activist group called for Kid Rock to distance himself from the Confederate flag at a protest this morning in front of a Midtown museum where an exhibit bears the country-hip-hop-rock superstar’s name.

The controversial flag, flown by the South during the Civil War and associated with racism and slavery, has previously appeared in photos with the musician from Michigan. Robert James Ritchie, 44, has always been a fan of southern rock and has performed in front of the flag — as well as the American flag.

The Rev. Charles Williams II, president of the Michigan Chapter of the National Action Network and pastor at King Solomon Baptist Church in Detroit, issued a statement Monday calling for Ritchie to keep the flag out of his performances.

Williams at the demonstration called Kid Rock “the home-town hero who is a zero with the Confederate flag” and asked museum officials to take his name off the exhibit Kid Rock funded if he doesn’t denounce the flag.

He and others met this morning outside the Detroit Historical Museum on 501 Woodward Ave.

“How in the hell can Kid Rock represent Detroit and wave that flag just generating millions and millions in ticket sales — a flag that represents genocide to most of Detroit?” asked Sam Riddle, political director of the National Action Network.

Dem Rep. Alan Grayson Calls For A “New” Leftist “Declaration of Independence”…

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Yeah, we’ll pass.

Dem Rep. Grayson Via Huffington Post:

The original Declaration of Independence, declared 239 years ago, was a philippic against King George and his tyranny. I am no fan of King George. But the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution laid most of his tyranny to rest, and what remained was then laid to rest with him.

We need a new declaration of independence. FDR took a stab at this, with his “Four Freedoms.” Freedom of speech. Freedom of worship. Freedom from want. Freedom from fear. That’s a good start.

But now, eight decades later, we need to declare our independence from other forms of oppression.

We hereby declare our independence from bigotry, in all its evil forms. We declare our independence from racism, sexism, homophobia, language discrimination and chauvinism. Everyone has equal rights, no matter where you’re from, what you look like, what language you speak, and whom you love. Everyone deserves respect.

We hereby declare our independence from narrow-minded, extremist or violent religious fundamentalism. We live in a land where church and state are separate. Religious belief, no matter how sincere, is no license to dictate to others whether to terminate a pregnancy, whether to use contraception, or whom to marry. Earlier this year, I placed my hand on the Bible and swore to uphold the Constitution; I didn’t place my hand on the Constitution and swear to uphold the Bible.

We hereby declare our independence from the greedy. Malefactors of great wealth have no right to buy and sell elected officials thorough the legalized bribery of “independent expenditures.” They have no right to despoil our land and our water, the air we breathe and the food we eat. They have no right to manipulate or gut our laws in order to increase their lucre. They have no right to jack up the price of what we buy, or determine what we see on TV or on our computer screens.

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