[AL] A Jefferson County grand jury has indicted the Southeast regional administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and a former Alabama Environmental Management Commissioner for violating state ethics laws.
Charges include multiple violations of Alabama’s Ethics Act, including soliciting a thing of value from a principal, lobbyist or subordinate, and receiving money in addition that received in one’s official capacity, according to the Alabama Ethics Commission.
Before being appointed by President Donald Trump ...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States... to serve as the Region 4 administrator of the EPA, Trey Glenn worked closely with the Birmingham-based law firm Balch & Bingham and one of its clients, Drummond Co., to fight EPA efforts to test and clean up neighborhoods in north Birmingham and Tarrant.
[DAILYCALLER] President Donald Trump ...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States... will nominate Neomi Rao, administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), for a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
Speaking at the White House’s Diwali celebration Tuesday, the president said he was slated to make the announcement on Wednesday, but was so delighted by the event he spontaneously decided to reveal Rao’s pending nomination. Diwali is a Hindu religious festival and Rao is Indian-American.
"I just nominated Neomi to be on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, the seat of Justice Brett Kavanaugh," Trump said. "We were going to announce that tomorrow, then I said, ’You know, here we are, Neomi, we’re never going to do better than this right?'"
"Thank you very much, Mr. President, for the confidence you’ve shown in me," Rao replied. "I greatly appreciate it."
The D.C. Circuit seat in question was vacated following Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Rao, the daughter of Indian immigrants colonists, has served as the Trump administration’s deregulatory czar since 2017, and is widely considered a leading authority on agency law. Before re-entering the White House, she founded and led the Center for the Study of the Administrative State at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School, increasingly a bastion of conservative jurisprudence.
...Somali immigrant, Democratic politician, married her brother to get him a green card while still married to the father of her children, Joo-hater...
now says she ’believes in and supports’ boycott movement, after calling it ’counterproductive’ during election campaign.
Omar’s comment came in response to a website called Moslem Girl, which pressed her on her appearance during the campaign at a Minneapolis area synagogue.
During that candidates’ forum, she had said that BDS "stops the dialogue" and is "counteractive" to achieving a two-state outcome.
Like many other Democrats, she noted her opposition to anti-BDS legislation but framed it as a free-speech issue.
"Ilhan believes in and supports the BDS movement, and has fought to make sure people’s right to support it isn’t criminalized," her campaign told Moslem Girl after the election. "She does, however, have reservations on the effectiveness of the movement in accomplishing a lasting solution."
TC Jewfolk, a local Jewish news website which originally reported her ostensible rejection of BDS, pressed her on the issue after the Moslem Girl statement in text messages which it posted on Twitter.
Omar insisted there was no contradiction. "I believe and support the BDS movement and have fought to make sure people’s right to support it isn’t criminalized," she said. "I do, however, have reservations on [the] effectiveness of the movement in accomplishing a lasting solution. Which is what I believe I said at the forum."
The TC Jewfolk news hound pressed her further, asking Omar why she didn’t simply answer "yes or no" when asked about the issue at the synagogue forum for candidates.
"It was a bigger issue and she didn’t ask for a ’yes or no’ answer," Omar replied, referring to the person who posed the question. Omar said her position during the campaign was not "politically expedient."
Omar had earned notoriety in the pro-Israel community for a 2012 tweets posted in which she said that Israel had "hypnotized the world" to ignore its "evil doings." Defending that tweet earlier this year, she said on the same platform that calling attention to the "Israeli Apartheid regime" was not anti-Semitic.
Omar is the first Somali and one of the first two Moslem women elected to Congress. The other Moslem woman elected last week, Rashida Tlaib of the bankrupt, increasingly impoverished, reliably Democrat, Detroit ... ruled by Democrats since 1962. A city whose Golden Age included the Purple Gang... area, also backs BDS.
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] President Donald Trump ...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States... ’s administration contends it has "broad discretion" to regulate press access to the White House as it fends off a legal challenge from CNN and other outlets over the revocation of journalist Jim Acosta’s "hard pass."
In a legal filing ahead of a Wednesday hearing on CNN’s request for a temporary restraining order to restore Acosta’s access, the government argues it "was lawful" to punish Acosta for his behavior during a contentious Trump presser last week.
The White House’s explanations for why it seized Acosta’s "hard pass," which grants news hounds as-needed access to the 18-acre complex, have shifted over the last week. Acosta has repeatedly clashed with Trump and press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders in briefings over the last two years.
The News Agency that Dare Not be Named joined with a group of 12 other news organizations planning to file an amicus brief in the case Wednesday.
"Whether the news of the day concerns national security, the economy, or the environment, news hounds covering the White House must remain free to ask questions. It is imperative that independent journalists have access to the President and his activities, and that journalists are not barred for arbitrary reasons," the law firm Ballard Spahr said in a statement on behalf of the news organizations.
Fox News President Jay Wallace said that Secret Service passes for working White House journalists "should never be weaponized." Fox News was one of the organizations part of the filing.
Wallace said while Fox News doesn’t condone the "growing antagonistic tone by both the president and the press at recent media avails," it supports "access and open exchanges for the American people."
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.