Philadelphia school's signs that take aim at the GOP and NRA are sparking outrage. Outraged parent says the kids are being used as pawns.
Joe DiGenova: It was abundantly clear that there was no legitimate basis even for a counter intelligence investigation, let alone a criminal investigation. It is quite obvious that John Brennan was at the head of the group of people who were going to create a counter intelligence investigation against Trump by creating false information that was going to be fed through Carter Page and fed through George Papadopoulos so that it would be picked up, reported back to Washington and provide the basis for a counter, a fake, counter intelligence investigation and it was all Brennan’s doing. And that is why the Justice Department is viciously fighting, revealing everything they can about the source in London who everybody knows the identity of.
Laura Ingraham: Explain the source in London.
Joe DiGenova: The source in London was another person who was feeding false information to George Papadopoulos and others about collusion which did not exist.
Congress is beginning to get fed up with the millions of dollars wasted into an investigation created by the Obama administration in order to stop president Trump from succeeding in office.
“We have yet to see any credible evidence or intelligence that led to the opening of this investigation,” said Nunes.
An explosion at a medical office building in Aliso Viejo on Tuesday left one woman dead and three others injured and prompted the evacuation of nearby buildings, including a preschool, officials said.
The incident happened around 1 p.m. in the first floor of a two-story office building, Capt. Tony Bommarito with the Orange County Fire Authority said. The building is located at 11 Mareblu, OCFA tweeted.
"Now we just have to destabilize Antarctica, and we'll have global-crisis bingo," Stephen Colbert joked on Monday night's 'Late Show.'
After a violent day of protests along the Gaza border fence that coincided with the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, late-night hosts weighed in on the building's relocation from Tel Aviv.
On The Late Show on CBS, host Stephen Colbert joked of the break with tradition, "Now we just have to destabilize Antarctica, and we'll have global-crisis bingo."
He also poked fun at the decision with a mock advertisement for a company dubbed "Embassy Movers."
"Are you looking to move your embassy, knowing full well that your move may plunge the region into chaos?" said a salesman version of comedian Brian Stack. "Then call Embassy Movers. We have over 25 years experience moving embassies in crusade-like conditions."
In a video posted on Facebook and YouTube, Charity Croft addresses both the male privilege and heterosexual privilege of straight black men ⏤ with a focus on how it impacts black women and queer black men, among others.
Croft asks and answers the question: Are straight black men the white people of black people? In other words, among black people, do they enjoy greater privilege than those who aren’t straight and male?
There’s a lot to unpack here, but Croft starts out by drawing a parallel between white privilege and male privilege, before delving into how black men enjoy the latter among other black people, even as they encounter the former in the larger world.
Both Croft and Young point out that while it might seem counterintuitive to consider that black men possess any privilege at all, it’s essential to not just their relationship to whiteness in America, but their relationship to gender and sexuality both in America at large and in black communities.
“We black men are not nervous walking past a group of black women, while on the other hand, they are petrified walking past a group of us, because 1 in 5 black women will be brutally raped at some point in their lives.”
Croft goes on to draw connections between sexism or misogyny and homophobia or heterosexism.
“And then gay black men, they are ridiculed on a daily basis by straight black men. And, ironically, it’s not even because of the fact that they like to have sex with men,” Croft says.
“We as a society don’t tend to hate gay men because they are gay,” Croft continues. Society hates gay men because they, “act like women,” or often assume roles and positions traditionally seen as female.
The closer you are to the female end of the spectrum in identity, the more hatred you become the target of, both in the larger world and in your identity-based communities.
If we don’t acknowledge our positions of privilege in our identity communities, Croft points out; we become no different than, say, white people who refuse to recognize their privilege in relation to us.
Former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s administration last year withheld from the public a potentially explosive federal subpoena, concealing the full scope of the corruption investigation at City Hall, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action News have learned.
The 10-point subpoena — dated Sept. 9, 2016, and kept from the public with Reed’s knowledge — included demands from federal prosecutors for information about lucrative construction and concessions contracts at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport; vendors with close political ties to Reed; and financial records for three members of his cabinet.
“This is a serious subpoena,” said Caren Morrison, a law professor at Georgia State University who was a federal prosecutor in the Eastern District of New York. “It’s not a fishing expedition.”
In addition to being kept secret from the public, the subpoena was withheld from City Council, which voted to award four multi-million dollar contracts without knowing they were under federal investigation.
The disclosure would have significantly increased council scrutiny on the contractors before them, and possibly changed the political dynamic of the 2017 mayoral race, said Ceasar Mitchell, who was council president and a mayoral candidate last year. At the time, the council and the public knew of only two subpoenas, both of which suggested the federal inquiry was far narrower.
“I think the kinds of questions that I asked as council president, related to what was clear to me as a crisis of corruption, would have been asked earlier,” said Mitchell.
Anger in Canada continues to build concerning the government's lack of action over a self-confessed Islamic State executioner - after he lied to immigration services to get back into the country. He revealed it openly on a New York Times podcast show called 'Caliphate'.
A Pennsylvania teacher suspended after she was found in a car with an underaged student was fatally shot outside her mother's home Sunday, authorities said.
Rachael DelTondo, 32, was shot multiple times in her upper body on her mother's driveway in Beaver County, authorities said.
She died at the scene. A neighbor told KDKA-TV he heard about six gunshots and the Beaver County coroner's office ruled her death a homicide. A motive for the slaying is unknown as police continue its search for a suspect.
In November, DelTondo was suspended from Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School after it was revealed in a 2016 police report that she was found in a car with a 17-year-old male student who attended a different school.
The teen's mother told WPXI-TV that there were rumors swirling between the teacher and her son.
DelTondo was engaged at the time and no charges were filed. The wedding was later called off.
The school released a statement saying it was saddened by DelTondo's tragic death.
Spike Lee is well known for his blatant racism against white people, Latinos, and even Black people whom outsell him such as Tyler Perry, who he once labeled a "coon" for releasing funny movies that don't focus on race relations. Now he's releasing a new movie and trying the same old line, America is racist, and so is the President... The Problem is, his claim is a flat out lie as you can see in the video.
The sad reality is that in the movie, Spike Lee apparently uses the claim that Pres. Trump NEVER Denounced the Klan, the problem is, he did. More racist propaganda from failed movie directors trying to stir more racism in America.
Cops find 20,000 hours of video secretly recorded over four years in a gym locker room in Pleasant Prairie, WI - with victims as young as 10 years old. Our station partner WITI has been following the story.
What should have been one of the happiest days of a love-struck man's life turned to tragedy when his father and brothers gouged his eyes out for wanting to marry a woman of his choice.
Abdul Baqi, from Nasirabad village in Pakistan's Balochistan province, on Saturday expressed his desire to his family that he wants to marry a girl he was in relationship with.
The 22-year-old asked the family to take an engagement proposal to the girl's house.
But the news did not go down well with his father and brothers.
His 70-year-old father Dost Muhammmad and four brothers - Abdul Ghani, Abdul Sattar, Abdul Rehman and Abdul Karim - held him in a room and gouged out his eyes of their sockets.
A couple's 'childhood dream' of finding buried treasure came true when they found gold, diamonds and wads of cash stuffed into a metal box buried in their back garden.
It turned out the enormous haul worth a whopping $52,000 (£38,000) had actually been stolen from their neighbours seven years earlier.
Matthew and Maria Emanuel were having new trees planted when the incredible discovery was made.
The couple have lived in their home completely unaware of the treasure in their garden for fours years.
They saw the box, submerged in dirt amid old trees, before picking through its contents.
A Florida high school agriculture teacher is under fire after he was filmed drowning two wild raccoons in a garbage bin during class with his students.
Dewie Brewton has been placed on administrative leave from Forest High School in Ocala after a freshman student leaked the shocking footage.
The mother of the student who filmed Brewton's class said her son was in tears when he revealed what had happened to the two raccoons in agriculture class on Monday.
Footage from the class shows a raccoon in a metal wire trap being dunked into a garbage bin that has been filled with water.
A suicidal man was rescued after regretted climbing over a security fence at a 10,100ft cliff at Mount Emei, south-west China.
The 28-year-old Mr Hu was trapped at a 22 square-foot platform at about 10ft down a cliff.
Monks and onlookers joined forces to pull Mr Hu back using a fire hose. He did not sustain any injuries.
FBI Director Chris Wray Refuses to say "Dirty Dossier" is Unverified during intense Questions from Senator Cotton
Special counsel Robert Mueller has withstood relentless political attacks, many distorting his record of distinguished government service.
But there’s one episode even Mueller’s former law enforcement comrades — and independent ethicists — acknowledge raises legitimate legal issues and a possible conflict of interest in his overseeing the Russia election probe.
In 2009, when Mueller ran the FBI, the bureau asked Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska to spend millions of his own dollars funding an FBI-supervised operation to rescue a retired FBI agent, Robert Levinson, captured in Iran while working for the CIA in 2007.
Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis of Florida thinks he may know who was spying on President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, but said further investigation is needed to get to the truth.
DeSantis, a Florida gubernatorial candidate, believes the rumors of an FBI mole planted within the campaign.
“I know that we’re actively trying to get the underlying documents that would tell us — did they spy on the Trump campaign or not?” DeSantis said on “Fox & Friends” Monday. “The reason why a lot of us were suspicious was because Glenn Simpson at one point, the head of Fusion GPS, testified that there was a human source inside the Trump campaign, based on his conversations with Christopher Steele. So it suggests that Steele as a British agent, may have been working with somebody who the FBI was also working with.”
DeSantis said he may know the identity of the mole but believes it’s more important for Congress to confirm that the federal government was spying on the Trump campaign.
“I think I may know the person just based on what I’ve learned, not even classified. But we don’t even need to know the name. We just need to know did they, in fact, target Trump’s campaign? Yes or no,” he said. “It’s a very crucial fact to know, to see how all this thing started.”
“I think there needs to be follow up,” DeSantis concluded. “That’s why we’ve been going back and forth on this stuff for months and different varieties. [The Department of Justice] need[s] to produce the information, otherwise, there needs to be some type of sanction, whether that’s contempt of Congress or something else.”
The liberal media in America was showing a handicapped man "protesting" against Israel almost all day yesterday. But this is what happened when the Western media's cameras stopped rolling and the man thought he was no longer being filmed but still wanted to protest.
MSNBC's Katy Tur on Monday confused fireworks for gunshots during a segment about White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah's comments about violence in Gaza.
Shah said at the daily press briefing that the responsibility for the death of more than 50 Palestinians in Gaza "rests squarely with Hamas."
Tur was asking her guests–NBC journalists Matt Bradley in Gaza and Ayman Mohyeldin in Jerusalem–to respond to Shah's statement when fireworks started going off in the background. Tur quickly paused her question to ask ask if the noise was the violence in Gaza.
"Is that, Matt Bradley? Is that shelling?" Tur asked.
"No, Katy. Katy, you're actually hearing that here in Jerusalem and it's actually fireworks going off behind me towards the old city here," Mohyeldin said, "a real indication of the festive atmosphere that Israel has been experiencing for the past 24 hours, a very stark contrast to the images and reality that we're seeing in Gaza unfold."
The fireworks were part of a celebration of the newly opened U.S. embassy in Jerusalem.
This is not the first time a MSNBC host has confused background noise with gunshots. Host Nicolle Wallace mistook the sound of a soda can opening for gunshots last month during a segment on a shooting at the YouTube headquarters.
Watch as Palestinian attackers attempt to destroy and breach the Gaza-Israel border fence, using the Hamas-led violent riots as cover.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) condemned the Israeli response to riots in Gaza and criticized President Donald Trump’s foreign policy during an interview Monday.
Speaking to Mehdi Hasan of the Intercept, Sanders maintained that America needs to dial back its involvement abroad and argued Israel is to blame for violence in Gaza. Hasan said various "human right groups" have accused the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) of committing war crimes.
"Do you believe, as many human rights groups — American, Israeli, Palestinian, European — are saying, that the IDF snipers shooting kids, people in wheelchairs, are those war crimes?" Hasan asked.
"Those are terrible actions," Sanders said, stopping short of calling them war crimes. "Instead of applauding Israel for its actions, Israel should be condemned. Israel has a right to security, but shooting unarmed protesters is not what it is about."
The terrorist organization Hamas directed the riots Hasan spoke about, according to the Israeli internal security service Shin Bet. The purpose of the riots is to use civilians to breach a border fence so that Hamas terrorists can enter Israel with cover from the rioting crowd, but Sanders did not address Hamas in his response except when he accidentally referred to Hamas’ "unemployment" crisis.
The United States officially moved its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on Monday. The move comes after President Donald Trump took historic action and bucked decades of foreign policy tradition to announce the U.S. would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Reporters and cable news hosts noted the historic move by Trump but were quick to pivot to the controversy surrounding the decision. A look back at when former President Barack Obama announced the U.S. would normalize relations with the communist country of Cuba shows those in the media reported the historic action with smiles on their faces and with little to no mention of the controversy surrounding the decision.
A young Palestinian man boasted to National Public Radio on Tuesday about putting swastikas on incendiary kites and flying them into Israel, saying that "Jews go crazy" when they see it and "we want to burn them."
NPR host Steve Inskeep reported live from the Gaza Strip after a wave of violence on Monday following mass violent demonstrations at the border fence with Israel. He spoke with a 19-year-old Gaza resident, who was holding a homemade white kite.
"This is a kite that's going to go to the Jews," the Palestinian said through a translator.
The incendiary kite, designed to catch fire, was decorated with "writing claiming Jerusalem for Palestinians" and with swastikas, the primary symbol of Nazism.
"Why do you put that on there?" Inskeep asked.
"The Jews go crazy for Hitler when they see it," the Gazan said.
"The Israelis know that people are flying kites with swastikas," Inskeep said. "They know this, and they use it to discredit you, to say this shows you're bad people. What do you think about that?"
"This is actually what we want them to know, that we want to burn them," he replied, according to Inskeep.
NBC News reporter Matt Bradley on Monday called Palestinian protesters in the Gaza Strip "unarmed" before immediately acknowledging they "had some light weapons," adding they were "not peacefully demonstrating" but were peaceful in comparison to the more heavily armed Israeli military.
Bradley reported on MSNBC about the bloodshed at the border fence separating Israel from the Gaza Strip. On the day of the U.S. embassy opening in Jerusalem, violent demonstrators urged on by Hamas, the terrorist group in control of Gaza, sought to breach the fence to penetrate Israeli territory. The Israeli military, which seeks to limit civilian casualties, fired on some of the demonstrators.
Bradley took a stridently pro-Palestinian tone in his coverage, saying the Israelis should not have felt threatened by the violent demonstrations. One Palestinian told the Washington Post that he would try to kill people if he got into Israel.
"You saw tens of thousands of young people crossing fields between the urban part of Gaza and the Israeli border, essentially trying to walk across this heavily militarized border unarmed," Bradley said.
Then, without skipping a beat, he said the demonstrators were in fact armed.
"It's easy to say they were completely unarmed," Bradley said. "They had some light weapons. A lot of them would be burning tires or rolling tires to try to melt the razor wire. They had slingshots. They had a new and crazy invention, incendiary kites, where they would try to loft kites and set them on fire to try to light up some of the agricultural fields beyond the border with Israel."
"But these were hardly the kind of weapons that could frighten any Israeli solder," he added.
Bradley went on to say the Israelis nearly hit him and his team with artillery.
"It's kind of hard to imagine how these Israeli troops could have been threatened by a lot of these young people, who were really not peacefully demonstrating, but peacefully by comparison to the Israeli soldiers, and indeed, no Israeli soldier has been killed and nearly 100 Palestinians have died in the past seven weeks of protesting," he said.
Comedy Central host Trevor Noah said in an interview broadcast Sunday that revelations that President Trump's personal lawyer received payments from companies only reinforced his impression that Trump is similar to an African dictator.
“I’ve said from the very beginning that Donald Trump reminds me of an African dictator and if you know anything about African dictators, the first thing that you have to do is follow the money and you follow the money with the closest people to them,” Noah told CNN’s “Reliable Sources” when asked if he was surprised by the developments surrounding Michael Cohen.
“Family members, business associates, all you do is watch for the money,” Noah, who hosts "The Daily Show," added. “I would have been disappointed had we not found out or had Michael Cohen not done this.”
It was revealed last week that Cohen received payments from a number of companies looking for advice to achieve their policy goals.
“This is following the script, this is what you were meant to be doing as the person who rolls with Donald Trump. You were always going to be finding a way to swindle cash,” Noah, who grew up in South Africa, said on CNN.
A New Jersey high school is trying out a new cheerleading policy that is already stirring up a real hornet’s nest after a mother complained when her daughter didn’t make the cut.
The school decided the squads need to be more inclusive, CBS2’s Lisa Rozner reported Tuesday.
Sophomore Stephanie Krueger said she’s been practicing four days a week for the last decade, dreaming of making it to Hanover Park High School’s top tier cheering team, known as the “Black Squad.”
Last month, the school was using a scoring system that featured coaches judging on things like jumps and choreography. Krueger and a number of girls made the team, but students said the parent of a classmate who placed on a lower-level cheer squad complained to the school.
In a letter to students and parents, the superintendent wrote the “process was invalid,” and that the historically elite team would be made up of every cheerleader in the 11th and 12th grades, instead of by skill level.
“All the time I’ve spent in my cheer gym practicing, constantly flipping, practicing my jumps, all was just like gone,” Krueger said. “I can’t believe, like, my hard work just dropped. It’s like telling a football player — your star varsity football player — they can’t play anymore because we want to make it all inclusive.”
“My biggest gripe is if you want to make a change, do it for next season. But don’t do it for this season. You already had the tryout,” parent Lisa Krueger added.
Keith Boykin, a former Clinton White House official, said on CNN Monday that many “offensive” things were said in that administration that were not leaked to the press.
A CNN panel was debating the appropriateness of leaking insensitive comments about Sen. John McCain reportedly made by Trump White House aide Kelly Sadler.
OMB Director Mick Mulvaney asserted in an earlier interview that Sadler should be able to speak freely in a private meeting with the expectation that her comments will not be shared with the press, no matter how offensive those comments may be.
Boykin seemed to agree with that assertion, noting that he heard many offensive things while working in the Clinton White House that were never leaked.
“Yes, he has a point. In fact, I saw things that people said when I worked in the Clinton White House that I thought were offensive, and I have never disclosed some of those things,” Boykin said. “Some things that probably, had been leaked, people would be upset about that.”
He added that people should be “held accountable” for making offensive statements, but suggested that those conversations should be handled privately.
“At the same time, people should still be held accountable. I privately discuss the my concerns with the people who said those things when I was in the White House,” he said. “I think that when this happens and people do find out about it, it should be discussed.”
We did this yesterday for almost 45 minutes. The average pour was anywhere from 10 to 60. They wouldn’t tell me when they were going to put the towel on they would just smash it on my face and start pouring. You can’t hold your breath while they do it because the water runs down your sinuses. The water run hrough your eyes, down your nose, and pools at the back of your throat. It was a baptism in freedom. It’s not torture!!!! Hell we had elk tacos and wine afterwards. Wake up people. #waterboarding
Posted by Tim Kennedy on Saturday, May 12, 2018
A brawl that broke out at a Wisconsin Dells area water park on Mother's Day with people throwing chairs, garbage cans and food started when someone took a chair from another group's table.
The melee at Mount Olympus Water and Theme Park was captured on cellphones and video of the mayhem over something so minor was posted on social media.
Lake Delton police anticipate filing charges.
Authorities were sent to Mount Olympus at 4:15 p.m. Sunday. The large water park features both indoor and outdoor pools, roller coasters, go-karts and other amusements. Its faux Roman Colosseum and huge Trojan horse are a fixture on the main drag through the popular tourist destination.
A woman who answered the phone at the Lake Delton Police Department on Monday afternoon said Chief Daniel Hardman was not available to answer questions and directed media to a news release on the department's website.
"Police learned that the fight started over something as ridiculous as a person taking a chair from a different group's table within the water park," according to the release.
By the time police arrived, the fight was over. Officers talked to witnesses and looked at video shot by bystanders. It's unclear if there were injuries.
The criminal invasion of privacy case against Missouri Governor Eric Greitens was suddenly dismissed Monday.
The announcement came after both sides went into the judge's chambers Monday evening.
Assistant St. Louis Circuit Attorney Ronald Sullivan made the surprise announcement in court after the third day of jury selection in Greitens' trial. Sullivan cited the fact that Greitens' defense attorneys planned to call the St. Louis circuit attorney, whose handling of the case has been under constant criticism by Greitens attorneys.
A spokesperson for Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner said Greitens' defense team made a motion to include Gardner as a witness, a motion that Judge Burlison agreed to.
"The court’s order places the Circuit Attorney in the impossible position of being a witness, subject to cross-examination within the offer of proof by her own subordinates," the statement read. The prosecution filed a dismissal with the court, but the Circuit Attorney's Office said they plan to re-file charges, saying they will research the best "steps forward for this case in light of the court's ruling."
A prosecutor cannot be a witness in a case they are trying, so Gardner's office was forced to dismiss charges.
"It was a great victory and it was a long time coming. This experience has been humbling and I have emerged from it a changed man," Greitens said afterward. "Above all I am sorry for the pain this process and my actions have caused my family, my friends and the people of Missouri."