DOJ Eyes Ways To Toughen Fight Against Domestic Anti-Government Extremists…

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Finally the DOJ has discovered an alleged motive. (Sarcasm)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department is considering legal changes to combat what it sees as a rising threat from domestic anti-government extremists, senior officials told Reuters, even as it steps up efforts to stop Islamic State-inspired attacks at home.

Extremist groups motivated by a range of U.S.-born philosophies present a “clear and present danger,” John Carlin, the Justice Department’s chief of national security, told Reuters in an interview. “Based on recent reports and the cases we are seeing, it seems like we’re in a heightened environment.”

Over the past year, the Justice Department has brought charges against domestic extremist suspects accused of attempting to bomb U.S. military bases, kill police officers and fire bomb a school and other buildings in a predominantly Muslim town in New York state.

But federal prosecutors tackling domestic extremists still lack an important legal tool they have used extensively in dozens of prosecutions against Islamic State-inspired suspects: a law that prohibits supporting designated terrorist groups.

Carlin and other Justice Department officials declined to say if they would ask Congress for a comparable domestic extremist statute, or comment on what other changes they might pursue to toughen the fight against anti-government extremists.

The U.S. State Department designates international terrorist organizations to which it is illegal to provide “material support.” No domestic groups have that designation, helping to create a disparity in charges faced by international extremist suspects compared to domestic ones.

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DHS Ordered Me To Scrub Records Of Muslims With Terror Ties…

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Oh goody…

Via The Hill:

Amid the chaos of the 2009 holiday travel season, jihadists planned to slaughter 290 innocent travelers on a Christmas Day flight from the Netherlands to Detroit, Michigan. Twenty-three-year old Nigerian Muslim Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab intended to detonate Northwest Airlines Flight 253, but the explosives in his underwear malfunctioned and brave passengers subdued him until he could be arrested. The graphic and traumatic defeat they planned for the United States failed, that time.

Following the attempted attack, President Obama threw the intelligence community under the bus for its failure to “connect the dots.” He said, “this was not a failure to collect intelligence, it was a failure to integrate and understand the intelligence that we already had.”

Most Americans were unaware of the enormous damage to morale at the Department of Homeland Security, where I worked, his condemnation caused. His words infuriated many of us because we knew his administration had been engaged in a bureaucratic effort to destroy the raw material—the actual intelligence we had collected for years, and erase those dots. The dots constitute the intelligence needed to keep Americans safe, and the Obama administration was ordering they be wiped away.

After leaving my 15 year career at DHS, I can no longer be silent about the dangerous state of America’s counter-terror strategy, our leaders’ willingness to compromise the security of citizens for the ideological rigidity of political correctness—and, consequently, our vulnerability to devastating, mass-casualty attack.

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Hillary Gets Funky In NH: Breaks Out In Song And Dance After Rally…

Granny might break a hip.

Via Free Beacon:

Hillary Clinton got her groove on after a campaign rally in New Hampshire on Friday.

After Clinton finished her speech, she and five other female politicians broke out into a jig to Clinton’s signature tune, “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten.

“This is my fight song, take back my life song, prove I’m all right song!” the song blared. “My power’s turned on, starting right now I’ll be strong!” Clinton wriggled her arms to the song, and her politician buddies joined in.

She then embraced Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D., Mich.) on one side and Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D., N.H.) on the other, and the line of politicians swayed to the uplifting beat.

Clinton exited triumphantly, singing her fight song while pumping her fist.

Clinton was joined on stage by Gov. Maggie Hassan (D., N.H.) and Democratic Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), Debbie Stabenow (Mich), and Jeanne Shaheen (N.H.).

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Massive Crane Collapse In New York

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When I heard about this yesterday, I didn’t realize how huge the crane was, they were very lucky that this didn’t have more people killed or hurt.

Via Daily Mail:

A 45-year-old woman who was one of the three people injured when a construction crane crashed more than 200 feet to the ground in Manhattan Friday said that she ducked for cover seconds after hearing the metal falling.

Dawn Kojima said that she was grabbing coffee around 8.30am Friday before continuing to work when she walked directly into the path of the crane.
‘I heard something coming down and I looked up,’ she told The New York Daily News.

Kojima, who is married, said that her instincts kicked in and she flattened herself against the nearest building and ducked for cover on Worth Street in TriBeCa.

‘I just leaned up against [the wall]. … I was just trying to cover myself, trying to protect myself,’ she told the Daily News.

‘I don’t know what hit me. It could have been parts of the crane that fell, some of the building, I don’t know. It’s hard to describe, it was really painful.’

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North Carolina Sheriff Orders ‘In God We Trust’ On All Patrol Cars…

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Moonbat heads start exploding.

Via WHNS:

All of Rutherford County’s patrol cars got a little makeover this week that sheriff Chris Francis said makes a big difference.

“We looked at it as an opportunity to show our patriotism,” Francis said.

Francis is talking about the new ‘In God We Trust’ decals being placed on all 50 of the agencies marked patrol cars.

“I want to make sure that my deputy sheriffs know what ‘In God We Trust’ means,” Francis said. “And how blessed we are to be citizens in America, to live in Western North Carolina and to be able to support our nation’s motto.”

Francis said he made the decision to put the emblems on after Fairview Baptist Church of Golden Valley volunteered to pay for them.

“I’m sure that there will be many positive remarks,” Francis said. “But I’m sure that with every decision I make I won’t make everyone happy.”

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Trump: I Will Be At The Next Fox Debate With Megyn Kelly

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Via Daily Mail:

Donald Trump said on Friday he will attend the Fox News debate on March 3 despite skipping last week’s event.

‘No, I’ll be there. I have no objection to being there. That had nothing to do with Megyn Kelly the fact that I went out of the last one, it had to do with a memo that was sent out by Fox that was a little bit taunting and I said it was inappropriate,’ Trump said during an appearance on NewsmaxTV.com.

He then added that he had no regrets about missing the January 28 debate in Des Moines, Iowa just days before the caucuses, the first nominating contest of the 2016 campaign, at which he came in second after Texas Senator Ted Cruz.

Kelly is set to take the moderator’s desk again for the debate, and she said on Friday while appearing on Good Morning America that she hopes to see Trump there so she can ask him the questions she had drafted for the last debate.

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“Significant Illegal Alien Populations From Central America” Fueling Violent Gang MS-13…

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Escaping the violence and bringing it here.

Via Judicial Watch:

A major bust involving the nation’s most violent street gang reveals that the criminal enterprise—known as Mara Salvatrucha or MS-13—continues to be energized with new recruits provided by the steady flow of illegal immigrant minors entering the U.S. through Mexico.

The affiliation between gangs and the hordes of Central American illegal immigrants who continue invading the U.S. is a story Judicial Watch has been reporting for more than a year. The Obama administration calls them Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) and tries to portray them as innocent, desperate kids fleeing violence and famine in their homeland. The reality is much different, as top Homeland Security sources have told JW in the course of an ongoing investigation into the dangerously porous southern border.

As soon as the UACs started arriving in the summer of 2014, Homeland Security sources told Judicial Watch that many had ties to gang members in the U.S. In fact, JW reported in 2014 that street gangs—including MS-13—went on a recruiting frenzy at U.S. shelters housing the illegal immigrant minors and they were using Red Cross phones to communicate. The MS-13 is a feared street gang of mostly Central American illegal immigrants that’s spread throughout the U.S. and is renowned for drug distribution, murder, rape, robbery, home invasions, kidnappings, vandalism and other violent crimes. The Justice Department’s National Gang Intelligence Center (NGIC) says criminal street gangs like the MS-13 are responsible for the majority of violent crimes in the U.S. and are the primary distributors of most illicit drugs.[…]

Now we learn that dozens of MS-13 members were recently indicted in Boston for serious crimes including murder, conspiracy to commit murder, drug trafficking, firearm violations, federal racketeering and immigration offenses. Several of the defendants are responsible for murdering at least five people since 2014 and the attempted murder of at least 14 in Chelsea and East Boston, according to the federal indictment. MS-13 members also sell cocaine, heroin and marijuana and commit robberies to generate income to pay monthly dues to incarcerated gang leadership in El Salvador, federal prosecutors say. The money is used to pay for weapons, cell phones, shoes, food and other supplies for MS-13 thugs in and out of jail in El Salvador.

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Iraqi Migrant Rapes 10 Yr Old Boy At Swimming Pool In Vienna, Tells Police It Was ‘Sexual Emergency’

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Despicable.

Via Daily Mail:

A 10-year-old boy was so brutally raped by an Iraqi migrant in a swimming pool cubicle that he had to be hospitalised for his injuries.

A lifeguard immediately called an ambulance after the boy went to him in floods of tears, while the Iraqi was entertaining himself by repeatedly jumping off the three-metre diving board.

Police arrested him on the spot at the pool in Vienna, and during an interrogation, he told police that it was a ‘sexual emergency’ as he had not had sex in four months.

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Media Is Rather Quiet About Obama Signing TPP…

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Obama knows best.

Via Independent Sentinel:

The Trans Pacific Partnership, one of the biggest multinational trade deals ever, has been quietly signed by ministers from its 12 member nations in New Zealand.

The 12 nations account for some 40% of the world’s economy – they now have two years to ratify or reject the pact.

Not a word about it in our media.

“A trade deal is a contract, and it must be one that puts American workers’ interests first, not the interests of global elites,” Senator Sessions of Alabama said in a statement. “It is little surprise the administration is not showcasing today’s signing given its unpopularity with the American people.”

TPP will now be approved by Congress with an up and down vote – no amendments.

A Tufts University study found the TPP will cost nearly 450,000 American jobs in the next nine years.

The TPP involves the US, Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Brunei, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Chile and Peru.

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Refugees Grope And Molest Girls, Get Beaten Up In Russia

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Payback’s a…

Via Daily Caller:

A group of 51 refugees were brutally assaulted outside a night club in Murmansk, Russia, after they groped and molested women at a night club Saturday.

The refugees had previously been ordered to leave Norway for “bad behavior” and tried their luck in Russia. What they didn’t realize when they went out clubbing in Murmansk is that Russians have less tolerance when it comes to sexual assault on local women than other European countries.

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Free State High School In Kansas Bans Student’s Confederate Flag As Offensive And Disruptive…

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Liberals are afraid of States’ rights.

Via Fox News:

At a high school named Free State to honor Kansas’ anti-slavery past, the Confederate Flag waved off the back of a student’s pickup truck in the parking lot. When classmates who were offended removed it, the student replaced it and displayed the flag again.

It’s sparked debate about race and discussions of free speech at Free State High, an overwhelmingly white school of 1,700 students in the university city of Lawrence that was founded by settlers opposed to slavery.

Administrators relented to complaints last month and barred the flag, labeling it a disruption. The district says the student won’t be disciplined, and that the situation is being used as a learning moment. But that’s not sufficient for some students, who are trying to persuade the school board to expand the prohibition.

“It’s kind of at the point where we have to start doing things on our own to see the change,” said junior Seamus Ryan, one of four students leading a petition drive calling for such flags to be forbidden on all district property. He and the other petition organizers — another white student and two black students — have gathered hundreds of signatures.

The debate comes as Confederate symbols across the country face increasing scrutiny since last June’s shooting deaths of nine black congregants at a Charleston, South Carolina, church. The white suspect, who has pleaded not guilty, had posed in photos with the Confederate flag.

The Free State students pressing for the wider ban had a closed-to-the-public meeting Wednesday of the school’s “Can We Talk Club,” a group focusing on matters of race, which was devoted to the topic with guest speakers.

Administrators at the school aren’t publicly discussing the issue, and point to Superintendent Rick Doll’s statement that it is being channeled into a learning opportunity. The student whose flag launched the debate did not respond to an Associated Press interview request. Members of the school board, which next meets on Monday, did not respond to messages.

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What Hillary Said In Goldman Sachs Speech That She Doesn’t Want You To Know…

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The subject of Hillary’s speeches to Goldman Sachs came up again during the MSNBC debate. Media has asked her for transcripts of her speeches but they haven’t been forthcoming. Once again, during the debate she evaded the question saying, “I’ll have to look into it”. Her minion, Brian Fallon, backed that off even more, saying “if they still exist”.

We don’t have the transcripts yet, but we do have some insight into what she said from this Politico article from 2013, which we quote in pertinent part.

Ordinarily these masters of the universe might have groaned at the idea of a politician taking the microphone. In the contentious years since the crash of 2008, they’ve grown wearily accustomed to being called names—labeled “ fat cats” by President Obama and worse by those on the left—and gotten used to being largely shunned by Tea Party Republicans for their association with the Washington establishment. And of course there are all those infuriating new rules and regulations, culminating this week with the imposition of the so-called Volcker Rule to make risky trades by big banks illegal.
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But Clinton offered a message that the collected plutocrats found reassuring, according to accounts offered by several attendees, declaring that the banker-bashing so popular within both political parties was unproductive and indeed foolish. Striking a soothing note on the global financial crisis, she told the audience, in effect: We all got into this mess together, and we’re all going to have to work together to get out of it. What the bankers heard her to say was just what they would hope for from a prospective presidential candidate: Beating up the finance industry isn’t going to improve the economy—it needs to stop. And indeed Goldman’s Tim O’Neill, who heads the bank’s asset management business, introduced Clinton by saying how courageous she was for speaking at the bank. (Brave, perhaps, but also well-compensated: Clinton’s minimum fee for paid remarks is $200,000).

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So what is at least one reason she doesn’t want them out? Because she pandered like a madwoman to them, as she does to each audience, telling them what an asset she would be to them and she doesn’t want her left audience to know that now.

HT: David Sirota

El Paso, TX Border Patrol Agents Take Out Suspected Murderer With The Taxpayer Relief Shot…

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The ultimate catch and release.

Via KFOX14:

The man shot and killed by a Border Patrol agent Thursday committed a murder before attempting to carjack a man at gunpoint, police said.

Police officers responded to a shooting on the 100 block of S. Santa Fe just before 6 p.m.

Border Patrol agents were already in the area responding after BP spokesman Jose Romero said they heard gunshots near the Greyhound bus station.

The agents saw the armed suspect running away from a possible robbery scene.

The agents chased the gunman to the intersection of Overland and Santa Fe, where they saw him holding the driver of a vehicle at gunpoint, trying to carjack him, police said.

The unidentified man drew his gun and pointed it at the Border Patrol agents, said Romero.

That’s when agents told the man to drop his weapon but he refused. The agents shot and killed him, Romero said.

Police said the suspect may have been trying to rob the man he initially shot. That man was taken to University Medical Center where he died.

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Young Women In NH Offended By Hillary Using Gender As Political Tool

Good for them.

via Free Beacon:

Young women in New Hampshire were offended by the way Hillary Clinton uses her gender to garner support, an MSNBC survey revealed Friday.

When MSNBC anchor Tamron Hall asked young female voters about Hillary Clinton’s claim on Wednesday that she is not an establishment candidate because she is a woman, they responded negatively.

One of the respondents said that she did not like how Clinton assumed that her feminism was identical to the feminism of all women.

“I also am a woman. I also face discrimination as being a woman. Her feminism does not represent my feminism, and I think it’s really important to differentiate that,” one young woman said. Her complaint is a common one among young women and reveals a generational divide within the Democratic Party.

Another respondent said that Clinton’s gender does not automatically make her the best candidate.

“You have to realize that, you know, everybody’s human and … you have to go for who has the best ideals,” she said. “Just because she’s a woman doesn’t necessarily make her the best candidate.”

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SF Cops Under Investigation For Turning Illegal Alien Convict Over To ICE

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This is madness.

Via SF Chronicle:

San Francisco police officers dealing with a report of a stolen car ran the victim’s name for warrants, prompting the man to end up in the custody of federal immigration agents in what is being investigated as a possible breach of local sanctuary-city laws.

After Pedro Figueroa-Zarceno, 31, was released from jail Wednesday after two months, and after he spoke at a news conference Friday, Police Chief Greg Suhr acknowledged that the longtime city resident never should have been in the hands of immigration agents.

Police officials did not specifically admit to calling those agents, but federal officials said police had done just that.

“We are happy and relieved that Mr. Figueroa-Zarceno has been restored to his family,” said Sgt. Michael Andraychak, a city police spokesman, in a written statement.

“It is the policy of the San Francisco Police Department to foster trust and cooperation with all people of the city and to encourage them to communicate with SFPD officers without fear of inquiry regarding their immigration status,” Andraychak said. “We are aware of concerns this incident has raised with some members of our community.”

He said the police force had opened an internal affairs investigation to see whether any officers should be disciplined.

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‘Dead Broke’ Clintons Earned $153 Million From Speeches Over 14 Years…

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Not part of the “Establishment”.

Via CNN:

Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, combined to earn more than $153 million in paid speeches from 2001 until Hillary Clinton launched her presidential campaign last spring, a CNN analysis shows.

In total, the two gave 729 speeches from February 2001 until May, receiving an average payday of $210,795 for each address. The two also reported at least $7.7 million for at least 39 speeches to big banks, including Goldman Sachs and UBS, with Hillary Clinton, the Democratic 2016 front-runner, collecting at least $1.8 million for at least eight speeches to big banks.

The analysis was made at a time when Hillary Clinton has been under scrutiny for her ties to Wall Street, which has been a major focus of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on the campaign trail.

The former secretary of state testily responded to Sanders’ charges at Thursday’s Democratic debate.

“Time and time again, by innuendo, by insinuation, there is this attack that he is putting forth which really comes down to, you know, anybody who ever took donations or speaking fees from any interest group has to be bought. And I just absolutely reject that, senator, and I really don’t think these kinds of attacks by insinuation are worthy of you. And enough is enough,” Clinton said.

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HT: Brock

What The Heck Is In Those Transcripts Hillary Wouldn’t Release?


When someone first brought up the question of her releasing the transcripts of her speeches, it seemed like a stranger request. What would she be saying that could be at all interesting? Now, given her reaction, I’m thinking there are things there.

She still says ‘I’m looking into it” and now her minion, Brian Fallon is saying ‘if the transcripts are available’.

I’m thinking that she’s on the transcripts offering what she can do for Goldman Sachs, et al, and a whole lot of shredding/erasing is now going on at Camp Clinton…

Errors Found In Tally Of Dems Iowa Caucus…

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Will Feel the Bern nullify the coin tosses?

Via DMR

Iowa Democratic Party officials are reviewing results from the Iowa caucuses and making updates where discrepancies have been found.

Party Chairwoman Andy McGuire the day after Monday’s caucuses said no review would be conducted, and that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s narrow victory over Bernie Sanders is final.

But as errors are being discovered, the final tally is being changed, party officials confirmed to The Des Moines Register Friday morning.

“Both the Sanders and Clinton campaigns have flagged a very small number of concerns for us, and we are looking at them all on a case-by-case basis,” Iowa Democratic Party spokesman Sam Lau told the Register.

The Register, too, has received numerous reports that the results announced in people’s precincts Monday night don’t match what the Iowa Democratic Party has posted on its official results websites.

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John Kasich: America Needs To Be Hugged

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Sorry, don’t need a hug, need a President.

Via Washington Examiner:

Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, has learned on the campaign trail that Americans “need to be listened to, supported and hugged,” the GOP presidential hopeful said Friday.

“People will come to our town halls and they will talk about some of the most excruciatingly difficult things that they see in their lives,” he said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. “People need to be listened to, supported and hugged, I’m telling you, all across America.”

Kasich has staked his candidacy on a strong showing in New Hampshire, where he is pushing the compassionate conservatism that he brought to the trail during a short-lived presidential campaign in 1999. George W. Bush steamrolled Kasich in that race, but Jeb Bush has had a much harder time consolidating the support of such voters.

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Hypocrisy Overload: House Benghazi Dems Hand Out Bonuses To Staffers, After Complaining About Cost Of Investigation

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They’re Democrats, it’s what they do.

Via Fox:

Democrats on the House committee probing the 2012 Benghazi terror attacks awarded tens of thousands of dollars in bonuses to their staff, while at the same time repeatedly attacking Republicans over the rising cost of the investigation.

According to publicly available reports, a total of $33,600 was given to six Democratic staffers at the end of 2014 and 2015.

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