Your Daley Gator CCW News Update For Thursday 06/08/17


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Senate Republicans Move Closer To Deal On Health Care – Breitbart
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Senate Republicans are moving closer to a deal on health care reform despite their differences on Medicaid spending.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) expressed delight that the Senate is edging closer to a deal on health care after three hours of closed-door meetings. McConnell told reporters, “We’re getting close to having a proposal to whip and to take to the floor.”

McConnell works with a hard whip count. The Senate can only afford to lose two of his chamber’s Republican seats, with Vice President Mike Pence to break the tie. At the moment both Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) remain skeptical towards the bill. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) hopes for a slower rollback of Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion…

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Washington, D.C. Spends $500,000 On Free Legal Help For Illegal Aliens – American Mirror

The District of Columbia is doling out $500,000 in special grants to 10 area organizations looking to offer legal help to illegal immigrants, including an $84,000 grant to a city charter school that caters to immigrants.

“Our students have been coming to us, and many of our students are really fearful of what’s happening on the national level as far as immigration policies, and so this was a way of being able to help our students know what their rights are, and to provide direct services to our families,” Christie McCay, executive director of the Briya Public Charter School, told WAMU.

“If our families are feeling like it’s not safe to come out of their homes,” she added, “they won’t be able to come to school.”

The school’s student services coordinator, Raquel Farah-Robison, said the grant will allow school officials to expand on what they’re already doing. In just the last month, Briya hosted 250 families for three “Know Your Rights” information fairs and connected dozens with a local immigration attorney for detailed advice…

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Berkeley Trump Supporter Who Was Pepper Sprayed During Protests Sues The University And Others For $23 Million – Washington Examiner
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Lawyers for a young female Trump supporter who was pepper sprayed during the UC Berkeley protests in February announced Wednesday that they sued the university and 17 other entities for $23 million.

Kiara Robles was pepper sprayed during an interview with an ABC affiliate by a masked assailant during protests over a speech by former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos. Her attorneys, who work for conservative group Freedom Watch, filed the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Monday.

Freedom Watch stated that they are “alleging the brutal assault and other causes of action that resulted in extreme damage to a young gay woman, Kiara Robles, who was simply attending a speaking event to hear an investigative reporter of Breitbart News, Milo Yiannopoulos,” and that the university violated her First and Fourth Amendment rights…

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Nursery Worker Beaten And Stabbed By 3 Muslim Girls ‘Shouting About Allah’ – Evening Standard

A nursery worker was beaten up and stabbed by three girls as she walked to work in east London this morning.

The woman, aged in her 30s, was walking from Wanstead station to Little Diamonds nursery on Hermon Hill when the attackers came up behind her at just after 9.30am on Wednesday. They shoved her to the ground before punching and kicking her during the terrifying attack.

Karrien Stevens, who runs Little Diamonds nursery on Hermon Hill where the victim works, told the Standard the three attackers were “chanting the Koran”. She said: “A staff member was coming to work when three Asian girls came up behind her chanting the Koran.

“They pulled her to the ground, kicking and punching her. “One of them got the knife out and cut her arm. “They were shouting about Allah, that and the Koran.”

The nursery manager added the attack had “nothing to do with the nursery”.

It is not being treated as terrorist-related…

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American Hate Preacher Who Inspired London Bridge Terrorist Is Now On The Lamb – Daily Mail
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The American preacher of hate watched online by one of the London terror attackers was called ‘fanatically anti-American’ by prosecutors – and even photographed posing as a ‘mujaheddin’ – a jihadi warrior.

Ahmad Musa Jibril fled his Dearborn, Michigan, home in the aftermath of the mass murder attack so quickly that he left his sandals on the deck. His mother and sister who live a few blocks away had also vanished.

The 46-year-old has never been jailed for terrorism – but he is a conman who federal prosecutors put behind bars for a massive attempt to steal from taxpayers. When he was sentenced, in Detroit in 2005, they revealed his astonishing terrorists sympathies, including how he tried to take credit for a 1995 al Qaeda bombing which killed four Americans…

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U.S. Customs Officers Bust Woman Trying To Smuggle 150 Pounds Of Meth Across Mexican Border – Fox News

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers Sunday discovered 150 pounds of methamphetamine hidden inside popcorn boxes in a woman’s SUV at the San Ysidro port of entry.

An officer stopped the 25-year-old U.S. citizen after noticing a large amount of food inside the Jeep Liberty. A canine then alerted officers to popcorn boxes in the trunk.

Officers found 15 large packages of methamphetamine, which amounted to a street value of more than $481,952.

Officers seized the vehicle and all narcotics.

The discovery was part of a total of 388 pounds of methamphetamine, 162 pounds of cocaine, 32 pounds of heroin and 250 pounds of marijuana officers intercepted at ports of entry in the San Diego and Imperial Valley counties over the weekend.

The 837 pounds of narcotics were valued at over $3.9 million.

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Under Trump, Regulation Slows To A Crawl – Politico
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Before he took office, Donald Trump promised to roll back the reach of the federal government, saying that he would end the “regulation industry” on the first day of his presidency. The effect has been immediate and dramatic: According to data compiled by POLITICO, significant federal regulation since Trump’s inauguration has slowed to an almost total halt.

From Inauguration Day until the end of May, just 15 regulations were approved by the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), the White House department that reviews important new federal rules. That’s by far the fewest among comparable periods since recordkeeping began in the 1990s: Ninety-three rules were approved during the same period in Barack Obama’s administration, and 114 under George W. Bush…

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Leftist State Representative From Texas Busted For Drunk Driving – Washington Free Beacon

A Texas Democrat who gained national attention earlier this year for her hunger strike in protest of the state’s “sanctuary city” bill was arrested on Tuesday night for drunk driving after she drove her car into a tree, according to a Dallas Morning News report.

State Rep. Victoria Neave, a freshman in the legislature representing parts of Dallas, was “staggering” and “uncooperative” with police, according to the report. She refused to take a field sobriety test and repeatedly said to officers while slurring her words that she was “invoking my 5th amendment rights.”

“I love you and I will fight for you and I’m invoking my 5th amendment rights,” she slurred repeatedly, according to the report.

Just one week ago, Neave was honored by the Texas House Democratic Caucus as its “freshman of the year.”

She gained national attention in April when she went on a four-day hunger strike aimed at stopping legislation that would have banned sanctuary cities…

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Governor Moonbeam Working Overtime To Destroy California’s Economy – Breitbart
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California Governor Jerry Brown signed a new climate change agreement between the State of California and the People’s Republic of China on Tuesday.

The gesture continued Brown’s efforts to expand ties with China, as well as his diplomatic campaign to push for more action on climate change. It came in the immediate aftermath of President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accords.

A statement by Gov. Brown’s office described the new agreement as follows:

Specifically, the agreement expands cooperation on the advancement of low-carbon, renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies such as zero-emission vehicles, energy storage, grid modernization and low-carbon urban development…

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Nothingburger Update: Comey’s Prepared Remarks Released Ahead Of Congressional Testimony – Breitbart

Former FBI Director James Comey is set to testify before the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Thursday regarding his firing by President Donald Trump and the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

The committee has released the full text of Comey’s prepared remarks. Read them below:

Chairman Burr, Ranking Member Warner, Members of the Committee. Thank you for inviting me to appear before you today. I was asked to testify today to describe for you my interactions with President-Elect and President Trump on subjects that I understand are of interest to you. I have not included every detail from my conversations with the President, but, to the best of my recollection, I have tried to include information that may be relevant to the Committee.

January 6 Briefing

I first met then-President-Elect Trump on Friday, January 6 in a conference room at Trump Tower in New York…

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ISIS Kills 12, Injures Dozens In Twin Iran Attacks – Fox News
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ISIS claimed responsibility for a pair of Wednesday attacks in Tehran in which suicide bombers and teams of gunmen stormed Iran’s parliament and the nearby shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, killing at least 12 and injuring dozens of others.

This is the first attack orchestrated by ISIS in the Islamic Republic, SITE Intel Group reported. It wasn’t initially clear if the death count, reported by state broadcaster IRIB, included the attackers.

In a rare and stunning move, ISIS released video from inside the parliament building while the attack was under way. The video, circulated online, shows a gunman and a bloody, lifeless body of a man lying on the ground next to a desk…

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13 Alabama Counties Saw 85 Percent Drop In Food Stamp Participation After Work Requirements Restarted – AL

Thirteen previously exempted Alabama counties saw an 85 percent drop in food stamp participation after work requirements were put in place on Jan. 1, according to the Alabama Department of Human Resources.

The counties – Greene, Hale, Perry, Dallas, Lowndes, Wilcox, Monroe, Conecuh, Clarke, Washington, Choctaw, Sumter and Barbour – had been exempt from a change that limited able-bodied adults without dependents to three months of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits within a three-year time frame unless they were working or participating in an approved training program.

During the economic downturn of 2011-2013, several states – including Alabama – waived the SNAP work requirements in response to high unemployment. It was reinstituted for 54 counties on Jan. 1, 2016 and for the remaining 13 on Jan. 1, 2017. As of April 2017, the highest jobless rate among the 13 previously excluded counties was in Wilcox County, which reported a state-high unemployment rate of 11.7 percent, down more than 11 percentage points from the county’s jobless rate for the same month of 2011…

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Trump Nominates Christopher Wray As FBI Director – Business Insider
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President Donald Trump has chosen a former Department of Justice official, Christopher Wray, as his pick to lead the FBI.

“I will be nominating Christopher A. Wray, a man of impeccable credentials, to be the new Director of the FBI. Details to follow,” Trump tweeted Wednesday morning.

Wray is a former assistant attorney general who oversaw the DOJ’s criminal division under President George W. Bush from 2003 to 2005.

He is a partner at the law firm King & Spalding, and he was the lawyer for Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey during the “Bridgegate” trial.

Wray’s choice was viewed as a safe one for Trump amid a political firestorm over his firing of James Comey in May. Comey, who was overseeing the FBI’s investigation into Russian meddling in the election, is set to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday.Sen. Mark Warner, the leading Democrat on the committee, said Trump’s announcement Wednesday was “an effort to distract from our Senate hearings today & tomorrow.”…

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U.S. Senate Passes Landmark VA Accountability Legislation – Daily Caller

The Senate passed the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act on Tuesday, which empowers Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin to fire incompetent employees.

With the passage of the bill by voice vote Tuesday evening, senators hope to give President Donald Trump the legislation to sign into law by the end of June.

The bill reduces the time it takes to fire poorly performing employees and ensures they don’t get paid while they’re in the appeals process. Shulkin would be able to fire senior executives in a 21-day process. Regular employees have an appeal process of no more than 180 days.

The legislation also allows the VA to take back bonuses if an employee is convicted of a job-related felony.

Florida GOP Sen. Marco Rubio, a sponsor of the bill, said ineffective governance at the VA is unfair to veterans who “have sacrificed much for our country.”

Concerned Veterans for America (CVA), a right-leaning veterans’ advocacy organization, applauded the passage of the bill…

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Coats, Rogers Ruin Democrats’ Narrative: “Never Felt Pressured To Do Anything Illegal” – Zero Hedge
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Not surprisingly, today’s hearing on the review of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act quickly morphed into another Trump witch hunt as soon as the first Democrat on the committee, Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), was allotted time for questions.

Unfortunately, Warner didn’t get the response he had hoped for when he asked Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Admiral Mike Rogers whether they had ever been pressured by the Trump administration to downplay the Russian investigation.

Here are the headlines:

*NSA’S ROGERS: I’VE NEVER FELT PRESSURED TO DO ANYTHING ILLEGAL

*NSA’S ROGERS: I’VE NEVER BEEN DIRECTED TO DO ANYTHING ILLEGAL

*COATS: I’VE NEVER FELT PRESSURE TO SHAPE ONGOING INVESTIGATION…

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It’s Failing: Major Insurer Exits Another State, Leaving 20 Ohio Counties With Zero Obamacare ‘Choices’ – Townhall

Aetna in Virginia. Blue Cross Blue Shield in Kansas City, Nebraska and Iowa. Now Anthem in Ohio. And those are just the headlines since April.

Obamacare is falling apart at the seams, and as predicted, it keeps getting worse. And in spite of Democrats’ buck-passing “GOP sabotage” spin – which never accounted for massive Obamacare face-plants in deep blue states – this latest failure has occurred in Buckeye country, where Governor John Kasich famously embraced the law’s (over-budget) Medicaid expansion and has defended his decision vociferously.

Ohio, in other words, is hardly poster child for supposed Republican treachery. And yet, here we are”

Anthem, one of the nation’s largest insurers and a major player in the individual insurance market created by the federal health care law, announced on Tuesday that it will stop offering policies in the Ohio marketplace next year. The decision leaves about a fifth of the state’s counties potentially without an insurer for 2018, affecting some 10,500 people…

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Tucker Carlson To Racist Black Lives Matter Apologist: “You’re Demented” – Mediaite
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On Tuesday night, Tucker Carlson invited political commentator Lisa Durden to discuss how a Black Lives Matter group in New York City banned anyone who wasn’t black from attending their Memorial Day party.

Carlson started off by asking Durden, a Black Lives Matter supporter, to explain how a group who protests because they’re singled out by their race can do the same thing by singling out people who aren’t welcomed to their party by race.

Durden’s response? “Boo hoo hoo!”

“You white people are angry because you couldn’t use your white privilege card,” Durden began her racially-charged rant that went on long enough for her mic to be cut off so that Carlson can finally ask her a question…

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Ramadan Rage 2017: The Complete List Of Jihadist Attacks Around The World – Breitbart

Welcome to Breitbart News’ running tally of worldwide jihadist terrorist attacks during Ramadan 2017. Check back for updates through the end of the Islamic holy month on June 24.

The estimated 832 deaths and 912 injuries from the estimated 60 attacks that have taken place across about 19 countries during the first 12 days of this year’s holy Muslim month of Ramadan have already marked the bloodiest Ramadan in recent years for adherents of Islam.

Jihadists believe martyrdom is doubly rewarded in paradise during Ramadan. Jihadist groups encourage martyrdom among their sympathizers and followers, promoting the belief that they will be doubly rewarded if they fatally castigate infidels during Ramadan. The holy month this year is on track to surpass the deadliest and bloodiest Ramadan in the modern record: Ramadan 2016.

Ramadan 2016 featured 1,150 casualties – both death and injuries. This year, terrorists – namely the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), Taliban, and al-Qaeda, among other jihadists – have already killed or wounded more than 1,500 people across about 15 countries and there are still about 20 days left in the month…

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Texas Leads 16-State Coalition In Support Of Trump’s Travel Ban – Breitbart
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Leading a 16-state coalition, the Texas attorney general filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday supporting President Donald Trump’s temporary travel stay. Attorneys general from 14 other states and the governor of Mississippi joined to urge the nation’s highest court to reinstate the executive order.

State officials urge that President Trump was acting within his lawful authority given to him by Congress when national security, foreign affairs, and immigration policy judgments require him to exercise it.

Last month the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed a lower district court’s order blocking the executive action, as reported by Breitbart News. The 67-page opinion of the court was issued on May 25…

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Daily Mail Accuses Jeremy Corbyn, John McDonnell And Diane Abbott Of Befriending The UK’s Enemies And Scorning The Institutions That keep Brits Safe – Daily Mail

Today, the Daily Mail accuses Jeremy Corbyn, John McDonnell and Diane Abbott – the troika who could run the next government – of being unashamed apologists for terror, who have devoted their lives to befriending the enemies of Britain while undermining the very institutions that keep us safe in our beds.

Let us be clear. We have no doubt that Mr Corbyn’s expressions of horror over the atrocities in Manchester and at London Bridge, and his sympathy for the victims and their families, were sincere. But the ineluctable truth is that the Labour leader and his closest associates have spent their careers cosying up to those who hate our country, while pouring scorn on the police and security services and opposing anti-terror legislation over and over and over again.

Yes, Mr Corbyn has impressed some with his quiet composure under hostile questioning. But he personally has spent a political lifetime courting mass murderers in the Middle East, Ireland and elsewhere in the world, affronting his party and its decent traditional supporters, while voting on 56 occasions against measures aimed at containing the terrorist threat…

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Flint Official Resigns After Blaming City’s Water Crisis On “Fucking Niggers” Who “Don’t Pay Their Bills” – Law Newz
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A Flint, Michigan official who works for a publicly-funded bank in Michigan recently blamed the city’s own residents for the years-long water crisis, saying they are “f-cking n-ggers” who don’t pay their bills. Phil Stair, a sales manager for the Genesee County Land Bank, was being interviewed by environmental activist Chelsea Lyons, who caught his racial slurs via what appears to be a surreptitious recording. In the conversation, obtained by the blog Truth Against The Machine, Stair allegedly said:

“Flint has the same problems as Detroit – f*cking n*ggers don’t pay their bills. Believe me, I deal with them.”

In classic fashion, perhaps sensing the causally racist faux pas, Stair immediately went on to note that he doesn’t really like to use the n-word, because, well, some of his friends aren’t even white…

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New York Judge Arrested, Led From Courthouse In Handcuffs – USA Today

An embattled City Court judge was escorted Monday from judicial chambers in handcuffs.

Rochester court deputies and city police officers executed a bench warrant issued for Judge Leticia Astacio’s arrest last week after she missed a Tuesday court appearance related to an August drunken-driving conviction.

Astacio, a Rochester City Court judge, smiled and said hello to the gaggle of reporters waiting for her at the fifth floor elevator bank of the Monroe County Hall of Justice where officers marched her off to be processed at the nearby Rochester Public Safety Building. She returned later to the courthouse for an arraignment before Judge Stephen Aronson of Canandaigua City Court, who issued the warrant and is overseeing her drunken-driving case.

He ordered her held without bail in Monroe County Jail until a Thursday hearing. The reason she missed her court appearance last week was because she had been living in a temple with monks in the mountains of Thailand since May 3, she had texted to her lawyer…

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Ex-Intel Contractor Sues Comey, Alleging FBI Covered Up Mass Civil Liberties Violations – Circa
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A former U.S. intelligence contractor has sued fired FBI Director James Comey and other current and ex-government officials, alleging the bureau has covered up evidence provided to agents showing widespread illegal spying on Americans.

The suit, filed late Monday night by Dennis Montgomery, was assigned to the same federal judge who has already ruled that some of the National Security Agency’s collection of data on Americans violates the U.S. Constitution’s Fourth Amendment, setting up an intriguing legal proceeding in the nation’s capital this summer.

Documents obtained by Circa outside of the lawsuit show that the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington in 2015 approved a grant of limited immunity for Montgomery so he could explain how he managed to walk out of his contract work for several U.S. intelligence agencies with 47 hard drives of highly classified documents…

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In Spite Of Media Silence, 50,000 Urge Trump To Investigate Seth Rich’s Murder – Real Strategy

In spite of the media’s silence and refusal to cover the topic, 50,000 Americans are urging President Donald Trump to investigate the murder of DNC staffer, Seth Rich. It’s the topic that no congress member or the media even wants to touch unless they dub those who search for the truth “conspiracy theorists.”

There are at least a few concerned Americans though, unafraid of sticking their necks out. WND reported that there are nearly 50,000 who are urging Donald Trump to probe the murder of Seth Rich. Tens of thousands of Americans have signed a White House petition calling for the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate the case. Since the media and the authorities are hell bent on covering up this story, the petition likely seemed necessary to the signers. The petition, which was created May 19, currently has almost half the signatures required to receive a response from the White House. The goal of 100,000 signatures has a deadline of June 18.

If unopposed to petitions and you’re curious about the death of Seth Rich, you may head here to sign the petition which urges Trump to get involved…

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Trump Unveils Plan To Privatize U.S. Air Traffic Control System – Fox News
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President Trump announced his plan Monday to privatize America’s air traffic control system and separate it from the FAA – arguing the federal agency is too “antiquated” to innovate and casting the overhaul as an initial step toward improving the country’s infrastructure.

Trump wants to turn the air traffic control system into a modernized non-profit organization that operates on fees paid by airlines and others that use U.S. airspace, instead of taxes. “We are prepared to enter a great new era in American aviation,” Trump said, in announcing the plan at the White House. “It’s time to join the future and make flights quicker, safer, more reliable.”

Trump argues the changes are necessary because the existing system has been unable to keep pace with the fast-changing aviation industry that now includes commercial space flights and unmanned aircraft systems, also known as drones…

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Federal Contractor Named Reality Winner Arrested For Sending Classified NSA Intelligence To News Outlet – Washington Examiner

A 25-year-old federal contractor is facing charges she leaked a classified National Security Agency document to a news outlet in May. The charges against Reality Leigh Winner came about an hour after the publication of a story based on an NSA document detailing Russian attempts to hack American voting systems in 2016.

President Trump has been pushing Justice to go after leakers inside the federal government, which he has identified as “the big story” when it comes to Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election. Winner’s arrest could signal the federal government is going to aggressively investigate and prosecute individuals who send classified intelligence to news organizations.

Trump and other Republican allies in Washington have made pursuing leakers one of their top priorities, but Winner is the first to face charges for releasing classified intelligence.

Winner, of Augusta, Ga., is facing charges that she removed classified material from a government facility and mailed it to a news outlet. She was arrested on Saturday and appeared on the charge Monday…

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Another Bad Omen For Democrats As Jon Ossoff Chickens Out Of CNN Debate – CDN
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Democrats may not yet be in panic mode over the race for the House seat in Georgia vacated by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price but it may be coming soon.

Rather than take the time to formulate a set of policies that could appeal to a larger demographic outside of radical leftists and a myriad of identity groups with grievances, the Democrats have bet the farm that being anti-Trump will be a winning strategy in next year’s midterm elections.

While this questionable idea is still in the early stages, it has all of the makings of a monumental strategic blunder according to early results in a series of special elections.

The blue jackass party has been seeking one upset win in a traditionally Republican district to kickstart the media narrative that the country has turned against the new POTUS…

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