[DAWN] A former government contractor who leaked a classified report on Russian hacking is now thanking 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... for tweeting about her case, after she once called him a "soulless ginger orangutan."
In a Thursday telephone interview from a Georgia jail, Reality Winner told "CBS This Morning" that Trump’s tweet was a "breath of fresh air" and it made her laugh. Trump tweeted on Aug 24 that Winner’s crime is "small potatoes" compared with "what Perennial Presidential Campaigner Hillary Crooked Hillary Clinton ... former first lady, former secretary of state, former presidential candidate, Conqueror of Benghazi, Heroine of Tuzla, formerly described by her supporters as the smartest woman in the world, usually described by the rest of us as The Thing That Wouldn't Go Away... did."
[CHRONICLET] A former Oberlin College instructor and an activist for indigenous people was sentenced to prison for stealing more than $77,000 in federal grants designed to help Native Americans.
Robert Roche, 71, was sentenced to four months in prison followed by four months of home confinement by U.S. District Judge Donald Nugent. Roche previously pleaded guilty to counts of theft from programs receiving federal funds.
Roche also was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $77,097.
"This defendant stole from taxpayers and betrayed the Native American families he purported to help," U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman said. "He took tens of thousands of dollars designated for mental health and wellness programs and put the money in his own pockets."
Roche served as executive director of the American Indian Education Center, a Parma-based nonprofit established in 1995 to support Native American causes in Northeast Ohio, according to court documents.
Craig McGuire operated McGuire and Associates LLC, a company that wrote grant applications and provided evaluation services. Roche entered into an agreement with McGuire and Associates in April 2011 to draft grant proposals on behalf of the AIEC.
Later that year, McGuire submitted an application on behalf of the AIEC to receive a Circle of Care grant, offered through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The grant was designed to provide Native American communities with the tools and resources to design programs to support mental health and wellness for children and families, according to court documents.
[BREITBART] U.S. and Canadian officials have concluded the latest round of trade talks without reaching an agreement.
The U.S. is moving ahead with the trade agreement it reached with Mexico, according to the Trump administration. Talks with Canada are expected to resume next week.
"Today the President notified the Congress of his intent to sign a trade agreement with Mexico ‐ and Canada, if it is willing ‐ 90 days from now," U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said.
"We know that a win-win-win agreement is within reach," Canadian foreign minister Chrystia Freeland said in a presser Friday. "The government of Canada will not sign an agreement unless it is good for Canadians."
Freeland added that the U.S. team has been negotiating in "good faith and with good will," contradicting reports that the U.S. was trying to strong-arm Canada into accepting an unfavorable trade agreement.
[Wash Times] A federal judge ruled Friday that the DACA deportation amnesty was probably illegal when President Obama created it in 2012 ‐ but he refused to halt the program altogether, leaving it to other courts to sort out a major legal mess.
Judge Andrew S. Hanen’s ruling clashes with those of several other federal courts which said President Trump’s attempt last year to phase out the DACA program was also illegal.
Taken on face, the rulings mean that the program is illegal ‐ but so is the effort to erase it from the books.
The issues are likely to speed through the circuit courts and quickly reach the Supreme Court, perhaps during its upcoming session.
But for now it leaves the program mostly intact, with current DACA recipients able to renew their work permits and two-year stays of deportation, though no new illegal immigrants are able to apply.
Judge Hanen said Mr. Obama exceeded his powers when he created the program, granting a broad amnesty from deportation to an entire class of people ‐ in this case so-called "Dreamers," who are young adults who came to the U.S. as juveniles, often without any say in the decision.
Judge Hanen said while the idea of aiding Dreamers may be right, Congress must act.
"DACA is a popular program and one that Congress should consider saving. Unfortunately, the judiciary is not the branch of government designed to salvage a program that should have emanated from Congress."
The Obama administration had portrayed DACA as guidance to immigration officials on how to prioritize deportations. It said Dreamers were such a low priority that they couldn’t be deported ‐ and further, said they should be given work permits, helping them enmesh themselves in American society. The policy was known as deferred action.
More than 800,000 Dreamers have taken advantage of the program since it first went into effect six years ago, using the work permits to earn driver’s licenses, claim Social Security numbers and gain eligibility for some taxpayer benefits.
From the start it was controversial. Mr. Obama himself had repeatedly said he lacked the authority to grant such a broad carve-out from deportation. His election-season reversal went largely unchallenged in the courts until last year, when Texas led a lawsuit arguing DACA was illegal.
The Trump administration, having already signaled its desire to cancel the program, sided with Texas ‐ leaving Democratic-led state and immigrant-rights groups to mount a legal defense.
Judge Hanen, in his decision, said he was bound by precedent in a 2015 case that struck down a similar but broader Obama-era amnesty, known as DAPA, which would have applied to perhaps 4 million illegal immigrant parents with U.S. citizen or legal immigrant children, and would have expanded the 2012 DACA program, too.
In that case, which Judge Hanen also had a part in, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that such broad attempts to create immigration policy through deferred action violated the Immigration and Nationality Act.
Judge Hanen said there is little practical difference between operations of DACA and DAPA, so if the latter was illegal, the former is likely illegal as well.
The judge said neither DACA’s apparent popularity with the public nor the sympathy arisen by the plight of Dreamers can overcome the clear language of the INA.
#5 ...the cancelled raises were for area cost of living adjustments not base pay increases.
Uhhhhh - He cancelled both. There was a 2.1% increase on the table for federal workers and an increase to "locality pay".
Posted by: Bangkok Billy ||
09/01/2018 10:30 Comments ||
Ran into a fella this summer I hadn't seen in over 25 years. He's a GM-15 who lives in Burke, VA. along with his GM-15 spousal unit. Something tells me he could give a shi* about the cancelled pay raise.
[WASHINGTONTIMES] Conversations are the mine fields in America’s politics. A candidate, even a well-meaning Democrat, opens his mouth at his own risk. He might think he knows words and what they mean, but what he doesn’t know is that everyone gets to play Humpty-Dumpty with Alice in Wonderland.
"When I use a word," Mr. Dumpty told Alice, in a scornful tone spoken through a curled lip, "it means just what I choose it to mean, neither more nor less."
No matter what Pub candidates say or do, the left will parse words, spin, invoke PC, dissemble, double-speak, etc. As a candidate, you could be the second coming of Christ and the Dems would crucify you again.
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.