Nevada Candidate Starts Where Harry Reid Leaves Off

The Thornton Law Firm in Boston, Massachusetts gave partners bonus checks that mirrored their political contributions, a violation of federal law. Now those ‘gifted’ politician’s who received the money are ‘trying’ to return the ‘donations.’

They are all Democrats and include New Hampshire’s Maggie Hassan and Wisconsin’s Russ Feingold who received $100 thousand; Pennsylvania’s Katie McGinty and Missouri Attorney General Jason Kander who each who got $25,000; Florida Congressman Patrick Murphy received $21,800; Colorado Senator Michael Bennet and Illinois Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth each received $22,500; Former Ohio Senator Ted Strickland received $12,500; Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren each received more than $10,000. Finally, Nevada Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto received $23,300.

This is the same scam Harry Reid ran in 2007. Back then, Reid met with one of his closest friends and supporters, Harvey Whittemore, who promised Reid he would raise $150,000 for his upcoming reelection campaign. Whittemore, his wife, and company contributed tens of thousands of dollars to Reid’s election campaigns and to Reid’s leadership fund, which was used to aid Reid’s allies and is said to have helped Reid attain his leadership position.

A grand jury convened in late February 2012 to investigate the illegal campaign contributions. Whittemore was found guilty by a federal jury of three out of four felony charges in May 2013, sent to jail for two years and fined $100,000.

Oh – and did I mention that Nevada Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto, who is running against Congressman Joe Heck for Reid’s soon-to-be-vacated senate seat, received $23,300 from Thornton?

Could You Be a Violent Ideologist?

A new 18-page proposal shows the Obama administration plans to have teachers and mental health professionals intervene to help prevent people from turning to violent ideologies. Under the new guidelines, “local intervention teams” made up of mental health professionals, faith-based groups, educators and community leaders will assess the needs of individuals showing signs of converting to a violent ideology.

The policy also calls on the Justice Department to develop rehabilitation strategies that could include using former converts to violence as counselors for those convicted of terrorism. Prosecutors would still have a role in prevention efforts under the new policy, including arranging after-school programs, but they would not be allowed to use those settings for intelligence gathering.

Throughout this entire proposal, the term “violent ideologies” is not defined, making this a possible danger to certain segments of the public. After all the Progressive media is blaming a recent firebombing of a North Carolina Republican Party office over the weekend on Donald Trump supporters.

And for those who refuse to believe the Progressive media is against Trump supporters’ know that the latest batch of hacked emails released by WikiLeaks reveals that Hillary Clinton confided in aides that she was “upset” by a “continued bad relationship” with what the campaign described as “our press.” This is further forwarded when you learn that newspapers with a circulation of at least 50,000 favor Clinton by a count of 68 to zero.

Out of a total of 82 newspapers that have offered an editorial on who their readers should vote for, 68 of them have endorsed Clinton. Meanwhile, five have recommend Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson, two advise voting for anybody but Trump and seven papers offer no endorsement at all.

Clinton Emails Show ‘Free Speech’ in Jeopardy

An email dump recently released by Wikileaks reveals that in 2009 as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton refused to help talk show host Michael Savage, after he was banned from travelling to the United Kingdom. The UK forbid Savage from visiting because authorities claimed his speech, based on his anti-Islamic radical point of view, might spark violence.

Further, the emails show that Hillary thinks Savage should suffer the same fate, here in America. It also proves how dangerous a Hillary Clinton administration would be to the U.S. Constitution.

From: Donoghue, Joan E
Sent: Friday, June 05, 2009 9:38 AM
To: Sullivan, Jacob J; Mills, Cheryl D; Crowley, Philip 3; Kennedy, Patrick F
Cc: Olson, Peter M; Conklin, Maegan L; Malin, Mary Catherine
Subject: Savage holding pattern and next steps

This is what L staff, in coordination with EUR, have said to Savage’s lawyer: The demarche was delivered Friday in London, to FCO and Home Office officials. The Embassy passed your letter to them, drawing their attention in particular to Mr. Savage’s statement that he had never advocated violence and that his statements had never instigated violence. The British officials said that, given Mr. Savage’s legal action in the UK, Treasury solicitors would contact his legal representatives directly to provide details of the comments that had given rise to the decision to exclude him.

Joan

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From: Cheryl Mills
To: Sullivan, Jacob 1 Cc:
Sent: Saturday, June 06, 2009 3:52 PM
Subject: FW: Savage holding pattern and next steps

On Michael Savage:

Joan wanted everyone to clearly understand before any further discussion occurred with UK that Savage’s exclusion could also have occurred under our legal regime so to the extent we want to suggest to UK that his exclusion on free speech grounds is inappropriate (or any thing of that like) that we should understand we may appear slightly hypocritical given our legal regime and actions.

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From: H <hrod17@clintonemail.com>
To: ‘millscd@state.gov’ 
Sent: Saturday, June 6, 2009 4:55 PM
Re: Savage holding pattern and next steps

Joan makes good points. Let’s hold on doing anything until we all talk.

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What makes this so nefarious is that the Progressive media is talking about everything but this and acting as if the same could never happen to them.

Edwin Wayne Bettega III,1984-2016

Edwin and I became friends following his mother and my classmate, Patsy Bettega’s death. He reach out to me through social media after reading my memorial to his mom.

He took her passing fairly hard and I don’t think he ever really recovered from the shock of it. And since I know that feeling all to well, we spent time chatting online, dealing with the pain and grief that comes with such a loss.

He was living and going to school in Phoenix, Arizona the last year of his life and the last couple of months, Edwin had been ill, in and out of the hospital, battling some sort of lung and kidney ailment. Unfortunately, he lost that fight, passing away at the age of 32, in Henderson, Nevada, October 12, 2016.

Edwin was born April 7, 1984 in Crescent City, California and is to be laid to rest next to his mom in the IOOF Memorial Cemetery. He’s survived by his sister Natasha, and uncle’s Randy and Bert Steele.

Rest in peace, my friend, and give your momma a big hug for me.

 

California Recycling Cops Bust Aluminum Smuggling Ring

The California Department of Justice has arrested 11 people in connection with two recycling fraud investigations, involving Reno-to-Sacramento area routes. They claim that each case involved the collection, illegal transport, and fraudulent redemption of out-of-state used beverage containers through the California Redemption Value program.

During the course of two investigations, agents observed multiple loads of used beverage containers being loaded into rented moving trucks in Reno. The suspects took the material across state lines using routes designed to avoid required stops at the checkpoint in Truckee.

In June, CalRecycle says search warrants were served at two Sacramento locations, and at one location in Carson City. The suspects face charges of conspiracy, felony recycling fraud and grand theft auto.

Meanwhile, as the State protects its citizens from recycling fraud, Progressive elites in Sacrament are moving ahead with a plan to allow illegal aliens to obtain Obamacare.

The Truth About Trump’s Nevada Pronunciation

Years ago my high school journalism teacher told me, “Reporting is really nothing more than gathering the facts and telling the truth. The rest is simply the mechanics of writing it down in an understandable format.”

Oh, if it were really all that simple these days…

“New York native Donald Trump’s latest campaign swing through Nevada included a so-called ‘lecture’ to supporters at a rally in Reno about the correct way to pronounce the name of their state. He insists its ‘Neh-VAH-da.’

“During a rally in Reno, Donald Trump committed one of Nevada’s deadliest political sins – he mispronounced the state’s name.”

“At a campaign rally in Reno, Donald Trump pronounces “Nevada” incorrectly while explaining to the crowd how to pronounce it.”

Those are but a sample of story ledes filed by so-called ‘journalists’ who claimed to have been at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center Wednesday afternoon to report on Trump’s speech. It’s obvious that they’re in the gutter for Hillary Clinton once it’s learned Trump pronounced Nevada correctly within the first 11 words he spoke.

Trump brought up all the particulars that have filled his campaign speeches, stadiums and arenas in the past, including immigration, taxes, regulations, trade, national debt, refugees, veterans, Obamacare and the 2nd Amendment. However, very little of this made the various news outlets, locally, regionally or nationally.

What the Progressive media doesn’t want you to know is that when Trump first mentioned Clinton’s name, the crowd of nearly 3,000 people broke out in a chant, saying: “Lock her up! Lock her up! Lock her up!”

This is why Hillary’s lapdogs, the Progressive media smear Trump at every turn.

Court Rules States Must Accept Syrian Refugees

A federal appeals court ruled on Monday that states that refuse to resettle Syrian Muslim refugees are guilty of illegal discrimination. Judge Richard Posner, writing for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, claims there’s no evidence that these Muslims are more dangerous than other refugees.

Judge Posner claimed he had discovered no evidence in the public record of any Syrian refugees who have been arrested or prosecuted for terrorist acts in the U.S. Immigrant rights and civil liberties groups cheered the judge’s decision, saying it reaffirms the U.S. commitment to refugees.

Posner didn’t address the case of Sacramento, California resident Aws Younis Mohammed Al-Jayab, who is charged by federal authorities with returning to Syria to fight for the terror group Ansar al-Islam. Though Al-Jayab is an Iraqi, he was approved as a refugee while living in Syria in 2012.

A number of states balked last year when President Obama announced he wanted to accept some 10,000 Syrian refugees in fiscal year 2016. The administration blew past that goal, with a final tally of 12,587 Syrians as of Friday, which marked the last day of the fiscal year.

President Obama has set a goal for resettling 110,000 refugees total in 2017 — up from 85,000 the previous year and 70,000 in 2015. Only about seven-percent of applicants from Syria have had their refugee requests rejected.

Last Friday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott followed through on his promise to pull his state from the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program. In the past year more than 6,700 refugees resettled in Texas — nine percent of the total coming into the U.S.

Refugee resettlement in Texas is funded by the federal government, but managed by the state. Texas will continue to manage the federal program until January 31, 2017.

Posner’s opinion was joined by Judges Frank Easterbrook and Diane Sykes. If Sykes’ name seems familiar, it because she’s on Donald Trump’s supreme Court shortlist.

The Trail Between Taxes, Bail-outs, Endorsements and Donations

The Progressive media is in a tizzy because Donald Trump declared a $916 million loss on his 1995 income tax returns as reported by the New York Times (NYT.) Hypocritically, the NYT recieved a tax refund of $3.6 million despite having a $29.9 million pretax profit in 2014 and Hillary Clinton used the same federal law to “avoid” paying taxes on nearly $700,000 in 2015.

And there are a lot more companies that have done the same — and all of them have either donated to the Clinton campaign, her family foundation and/or have received money from the ‘Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008:’

  • Bank of America got a whopping $1.9 billion refund from the IRS despite making $4.4 billion in profit in 2010.
  • Boeing made over $20 billion in profits between 2008 and 2012 and paid an overall income tax rate of negative one percent during those years.
  • Citigroup paid $0 in federal income taxes in 2010 despite making profits in excess of $4 billion.
  • Corning made over $3.4 billion in profits and got a $10 million tax refund, paying a 0.1 percent federal tax rate in 2008 and 2012.
  • FedEx made $2.7 billion in profit, yet they were given a $135 million tax refund from the IRS in 2011.
  • General Electric posted $33.9 billion in U.S. profits, yet somehow got $2.9 billion in refunds in 2008 and 2012.
  • Honeywell paid $0 in federal income taxes and got roughly $510 million in refunds in 2009 and 2010.
  • Merck pocketed $5.7 billion in profits, yet paid $0 in federal taxes in 2009.
  • Pfizer paid $0 in federal income tax between 2010 and 2012 and getting a $2.2 billion tax refund despite posting $43 billion in global profits.
  • Verizon pocketed over $30 billion in profits and paid a tax rate of -1.8 percent, between 2008 and 2012.

The fact that the NYT published part of the tax returns of a private citizen to score political points for Hillary Clinton, whom they endorse, should be the real headline.

The Coming Death of the First Amendment

The Federal Elections Commission plans to ban certain media outlets with any foreign ownership from covering presidential races or even giving endorsements. A top Democrat on the evenly-split split board proposed that the group begin the process of prohibiting companies with foreign ownership as small as five-percent.

“Given everything we have learned this year, it blinks reality to suggest that that there is no risk of foreign nationals taking advantage of current loopholes to intercede invisibly in American elections. This is a risk no member of the Federal Election Commission should be willing to tolerate.” — Democratic Commissioner Ellen Weintraub.

Several media giants have at least five percent foreign ownership, some with as much as 25 percent, including News Corp, which owns Fox, the New York Post, the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. Not only would this prohibit media from becoming involved, but politically active companies like Ben & Jerry’s would also be prohibited.

Adds a new level of meaning to the old 80’s Valley Girl saw: ‘Gag me with a spoon!”