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White House flies flag at half-staff as the body of Senator John McCain is prepared to lie in state at the US Capitol before his life is honored at the National Cathedral

White House flies flag at half-staff as the body of Senator John McCain is prepared to lie in state at the US Capitol before his life is honored at the National Cathedral | 26 Aug 2018 | Flags were flying at half-staff at the White House on Sunday morning following the death of U.S. Senator John McCain after a year-long battle with brain cancer. The 81-year-old maverick senator's body was given a police escort as he was taken to Phoenix from his Arizona ranch after he passed away Saturday night. McCain will now lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda before his life is honored in a full dress funeral service at the Washington National Cathedral. He will also lie in rest at the Arizona Capital in Phoenix ahead of being buried at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery in Annapolis, Maryland.

Rand Paul sparks firestorm by revealing that John McCain posed with ISIS-linked jihadists in Syria

Flashback: Rand Paul sparks firestorm by revealing that John McCain posed with ISIS-linked jihadists in Syria | 19 Sept 2014 | Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul was walloped on Thursday by a series of media reports that concluded he was wrong to claim fellow GOP Sen. John McCain of Arizona unwittingly met with ISIS [I-CIA-SIS] terrorists when he held a secret 2013 meeting with rebel leaders in Syria. 'Here’s the problem,' Paul told The Daily Beast on Tuesday. 'He [McCain] did meet with ISIS, and had his picture taken, and didn't know it was happening at the time.' On the Senate floor Wednesday, Paul doubled down. 'We don't even know who is in charge of the Free Syrian Army,' he said '...There are estimates that half of the Free Syrian Army has defected to al Qaeda [al-CIAduh] and ISIS.'

Ebola outbreak now at 105 cases, and bordering countries are on alert

Ebola outbreak now at 105 cases, and bordering countries are on alert | 24 Aug 2018 | An Ebola outbreak centered in Congo's North Kivu province is responsible for 105 confirmed or suspected cases, including 67 deaths, according to Robert Redfield, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who has just returned from the area..."The scary thing is that we are above 100 cases already," said Michelle Gayer, director of emergency health for the International Rescue Committee, a nonprofit organization that is helping in the region.

Majority of Clinton Related Emails on Weiner's Laptop Never Examined

Majority of Clinton Related Emails on Weiner's Laptop Never Examined | 24 Aug 2018 | New evidence suggests that former FBI Director James Comey was incorrect when he told Congress that the bureau had "reviewed all of the communications" from top Clinton aide Huma Abedin on her disgraced husband, Anthony Weiner's laptop. The communications had been discovered just days before the pivotal 2016 presidential election and forced the FBI to reopen their investigation into the Clinton email scandal...Comey later told Congress that "thanks to the wizardry of our technology," the FBI was able to eliminate the vast majority of messages as "duplicates" of emails they'd previously seen. Tireless agents, he claimed, then worked "night after night after night" to scrutinize the remaining material. But virtually none of his account was true, a growing body of evidence reveals.

Trump Organization financial chief Weisselberg 'given immunity'

Trump Organization financial chief Weisselberg 'given immunity' | 24 Aug 2018 | The Trump Organization's finance boss, Allen Weisselberg, has reportedly been granted legal immunity in the probe into Michael Cohen. He was summoned to testify earlier this year in the investigation into Cohen, Donald Trump's longtime former lawyer, US media report. Cohen pleaded guilty on Tuesday to handling hush money for Mr Trump in violation of campaign finance laws. Mr Weisselberg, Chief Financial Officer, is the latest to get immunity.

David Pecker, CEO of National Enquirer Publisher, Granted Immunity in Michael Cohen Case

David Pecker, CEO of National Enquirer Publisher, Granted Immunity in Michael Cohen Case | 24 Aug 2018 | David Pecker, the chief executive of the company that publishes the National Enquirer, was granted immunity by federal prosecutors for providing information about Michael Cohen and President Trump in the criminal investigation into hush-money payments for two women during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to people familiar with the matter. In exchange for immunity, Mr. Pecker, the CEO of American Media, Inc. and a longtime friend of Mr. Trump, has met with prosecutors and shared details about payments Mr. Cohen arranged in an effort to silence the two women who alleged sexual encounters with Mr. Trump, including Mr. Trump’s knowledge of the deals, some of the people said.

Terrorists readying chemical attack to frame Damascus and provide pretext for US strikes - Russian MoD

Terrorists readying chemical attack to frame Damascus and provide pretext for US strikes - Russian MoD | 25 Aug 2018 | The US and its allies are preparing new airstrikes on Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said, adding that militants are poised to stage a chemical weapons attack in order to frame Damascus and provide a pretext for the strikes. The attack would be used as a pretext for US, UK and French airstrikes on Syrian targets, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman, Major General Igor Konashenkov said. USS 'The Sullivans,' an Arleigh Burke class Aegis guided missile destroyer, was already deployed to the Persian Gulf a couple of days ago, he added...In order to stage the attack, some eight canisters of chlorine were delivered in to village near Jisr al-Shughur City for the terrorists' use, he added. A separate group of militants, prepped by private British security company Olive, have also arrived in the area. The group will be disguised as volunteers from the White Helmets group and will simulate a rescue operation involving locals purportedly injured in the attack [the usual scheme], according to the military official.

Senator John McCain Dead at 81

Breaking: Senator John McCain Dead at 81 | 25 Aug 2018 | Arizona Sen. John McCain, who fought in Vietnam and who survived five years as a prisoner of war, served three decades in Congress and went on to become the Republican Party's nominee for president in 2008, died Saturday. He was 81 years old. In his last hours, McCain turned down further treatment, his family announced in a statement. McCain was diagnosed with brain cancer in July 2017...He remained upbeat after the diagnosis, flying back to Washington days after surgery with a large scar visible above his eye to partake in the Senate's health care debate.

Atlanta Fed Raises GDP Forecast to 4.6%

Atlanta Fed Raises GDP Forecast to 4.6% | 25 Aug 2018 | The GDPNow model estimate for real GDP growth (seasonally adjusted annual rate) in the third quarter of 2018 is 4.6 percent on August 24, up from 4.3 percent on August 16.

Twitter CEO to testify before House panel

Twitter CEO to testify before House panel | 24 Aug 2018 | Twitter CEO [and Deep State sociopath] Jack Dorsey will testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee next month as Republican lawmakers claim that they're victims of censorship on social media. The hearing is set for September 5. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) and other Republicans have called for Dorsey to come before Congress to answer to claims that the company is biased against conservatives. Dorsey had been reluctant to commit to an appearance, even amid reports that Congress was preparing to subpoena him.

5 Most Important Professors in North America: Heretics Under Attack

5 Most Important Professors in North America: Heretics Under Attack | 23 Aug 2018 | The 5 Most Important Professors in North America. These embattled five have taken a explicit and public stance against the politically correct "social justice" (attitudes deriving from Cultural Marxism ["critical theory," "critical study"] and post-modernism (post-structuralism, deconstructionism)... Each has been attacked by fellow academics and students who subscribe to the mindset they criticize. As chaos in the academy escalates the insights provided by these courageous intellectuals will increasingly be valuable to those seeking to understand the degeneration of the education system and other institutions... No. 3: [CLG Founder] Michael Rectenwald: The "Satan" of NYU. Prof of Global Liberal Studies, New York University. Sept. 12, 2016: @antipcnyuprof; Oct. 24, 2016, interview in Washington Square News, the persecution begins. July 24, 2018: Book, Springtime for Snowflakes: 'Social Justice' and Its Postmodern Parentage.

UNC-Chapel Hill police charge 3 people in connection with the Silent Sam toppling

UNC-Chapel Hill police charge 3 people in connection with the Silent Sam toppling | 24 Aug 2018 | The UNC-Chapel Hill Police Department has filed warrants indicating charges against three people related to their involvement in the Silent Sam toppling Monday evening. The three people named in the warrants are not affiliated with the university. Each person faces charges of misdemeanor riot and misdemeanor defacing of a public monument.

The US Government Is Updating Its Nuclear Disaster Plans

The US Government Is Updating Its Nuclear Disaster Plans --'We are looking at 100 kiloton to 1,000 kiloton detonations' - FEMA official | 24 Aug 2018 | Amid concerns over North Korea [or, more likely, a Deep State-neocon nuclear false flag], federal emergency managers are updating disaster plans to account for large nuclear detonations over the 60 largest US cities, according to a US Federal Emergency Management Agency official. The shift from planning for small nuclear devices that could be deployed by terrorists toward thermonuclear blasts arranged by "state actors" was discussed on Thursday at a two-day National Academies of Sciences workshop for public health and emergency response officials held at its headquarters across the street from the US State Department. "We are looking at 100 kiloton to 1,000 kiloton detonations," chief of FEMA's chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear branch Luis Garcia told BuzzFeed News.

Senate Democrats: Postpone Kavanaugh hearing

Senate Democrats: Postpone Kavanaugh hearing | 24 Aug 2018 | Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are stepping up their demand for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's hearing to be postponed, "given the possibility of criminal wrongdoing" by President Trump. The ten Democrats on the committee on Friday sent a letter to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the panel's chairman, asking him to delay the hearing, which is scheduled to start on Sept. 4, and convene a meeting to discuss how to reach a "bipartisan, fair, and transparent process."

Trump calls off high-level North Korea visit by Pompeo

Trump calls off high-level North Korea visit by Pompeo | 24 Aug 2018 | President Trump on Friday said he has asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to put off his planned visit to North Korea and accused Pyongyang of slow-walking efforts to dismantle its nuclear program. Trump wrote in a tweet that a high-level visit is not appropriate at "this time, because I feel we are not making sufficient progress with respect to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula." Pompeo was scheduled to make his fourth visit to North Korea next week to follow up on a framework agreement Trump reached with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Trump accuses social media giants of censorship, says 'millions' being silenced

Trump accuses social media giants of censorship, says 'millions' being silenced | 24 Aug 2018 | US President Donald Trump has lashed out at tech companies for deplatforming "millions" of users, arguing that people must be allowed to decide for themselves what is true. In a Friday tweet, the US president took aim at what he perceived as widespread censorship on social media. "Social Media Giants are silencing millions of people. Can't do this even if it means we must continue to hear Fake News like CNN, whose ratings have suffered gravely. People have to figure out what is real, and what is not, without censorship!" he wrote.

New US anti-Russia sanctions ban loans, arms exports and dual-use goods - Federal Register

Insanity: New US anti-Russia sanctions ban loans, arms exports and dual-use goods - Federal Register | 24 Aug 2018 | A new batch of US sanctions against Russia will prohibit issuing loans to Moscow, exports of weapons and any dual-use products. The sanctions package is expected to enter force on August 27. The unpublished document by the State Department was uploaded to the Federal Register website on Friday for "public inspection."

'All he did was threaten people and assume we control the world': Ron Paul on Bolton's Russia meeting

'All he did was threaten people and assume we control the world': Ron Paul on Bolton's Russia meeting | 24 Aug 2018 | Donald Trump was elected president as a populist outsider who talked non-intervention, but his administration is being hijacked by neoconservatives who want to preserve the US empire, former congressman Ron Paul has told RT. Paul was commenting on the meeting of Trump's national security advisor, John Bolton, with his Russian counterpart Nikolay Patrushev in Geneva on Thursday, which the US envoy described as making "considerable progress" in relations between Washington and Moscow. "I thought it was terrible. All he did was threaten people and assume we control the world," the former Texas congressman told RT...Commenting on Bolton's demand that Moscow pressure Iran into getting its troops out of Syria, Paul said that while this was a "reasonable request," it should rather apply to "any foreign nation that has troops in Syria that haven't been invited." [*Exactly.*]

Professors want police to treat 'alt-right' groups as street gangs

Professors want police to treat 'alt-right' groups as street gangs | 22 Aug 2018 | Two professors believe that political violence would best be deterred by treating groups they define as "alt-right" as "conventional street gangs." Dr. Matthew Valasik, a criminologist at the Department of Sociology at Louisiana State University and Dr. Shannon Reid, a criminologist at the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, recently published an article highlighting their research about "alt-right groups" and why law enforcement should treat these groups as they do conventional street gangs in order to "deter violence."

US stock market sets record-long bull run

US stock market sets record-long bull run | 22 Aug 2018 | U.S. stocks turned in a lackluster performance Wednesday, but this session goes down in the record books as the day that marked the longest bull market run in history. The current bull market began on March 9, 2009, when the S&P 500 was at 676 points, hard hit by the Great Recession. Nine and-a-half years later, and the S&P 500 has rallied about 323 percent. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite has been the biggest winner, with a 611 percent gain, a clear testament to the strength of the tech sector. The Dow Jones Industrial Average has appreciated about 300 percent.

Ex-Dem IT aide Imran Awan avoids jail time after attorneys complain about Trump

Ex-Dem IT aide Imran Awan avoids jail time after attorneys complain about Trump | 21 Aug 2018 | Imran Awan, the former IT aide to congressional Democrats whose federal bank fraud case has drawn the interest of top Republicans, avoided jail time Tuesday after the defense complained about disparaging comments made against the defendant by President Trump and others. During a hearing Tuesday in Washington, U.S. District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan sentenced Awan to three months of supervised release plus time served. Chutkan, who cited "unfounded allegations" against Awan, also did not impose a fine.

Illegal immigrant who committed multiple rapes after 2012 ICE detainer not enforced gets 80 years in prison

Illegal immigrant who committed multiple rapes after 2012 ICE detainer not enforced gets 80 years in prison | 17 Aug 2018 | An Illinois judge on Monday slammed the officials who failed to enforce a 2012 ICE detainer on an illegal immigrant who later was able to beat and rape three women -- even though he "shouldn't have been in this country." Miguel C. Luna, 37, a Mexican national who was living in Joliet, was given the maximum sentence of 80 years in prison on Monday after he admitted last May to the physical and sexual assaults of two women who were running on a state trail in separate incidents in 2015 and 2016. Luna also admitted to raping a third woman who has since died.

US officials: Ex-ISIS fighter entered America as refugee

US officials: Ex-ISIS fighter entered America as refugee | 17 Aug 2018 | An Iraqi man accused of killing for the Islamic State entered the U.S. as a refugee after claiming to be a victim of terrorism, in a case drawing attention amid the Trump administration's criticism of the resettlement program's vetting process. Omar Abdulsattar Ameen, 45, was arrested in California on Wednesday and will be extradited to Iraq under a treaty with that nation, U.S. officials said. He made his first appearance in federal court in Sacramento after his arrest at an apartment building in the state capital.

Hurricane Lane is heading for Hawaii as a dangerous Category 4 storm

Hurricane Lane is heading for Hawaii as a dangerous Category 4 storm | 22 Aug 2018 | Hurricane Lane is poised to give Hawaii an unusually major encounter with a major cyclone -- and could batter the Big Island with rain and tropical storm force winds as early as Wednesday night. The Category 4 storm's dangerous center could make landfall this week, but even if it doesn't, it should draw close to the islands Thursday through Saturday, bringing destructive winds and as many as 20 inches of rain onshore, forecasters said. The state is bracing for a powerful punch: The governor has declared an emergency, and all public schools on the Big Island and Maui are closed.

Trump blasts Michael Cohen over plea deal, praises Manafort

Trump blasts Michael Cohen over plea deal, praises Manafort | 22 Aug 2018 | President Trump on Wednesday slammed his former longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen for striking a plea deal with federal prosecutors admitting to campaign finance violations and implicating the president. "If anyone is looking for a good lawyer, I would strongly suggest that you don't retain the services of Michael Cohen!" Trump tweeted Wednesday. At the same time, the president tweeted in support of ex-campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who was found guilty on eight tax and bank fraud counts just as the Cohen plea deal was being finalized. Amid speculation of a possible pardon for Manafort, Trump praised him for not striking a deal with prosecutors -- and accused Cohen of making up stories to get one.

Rep. Duncan Hunter, wife indicted on corruption charges in California

Rep. Duncan Hunter, wife indicted on corruption charges in California | 21 Aug 2018 | Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., and his wife, Margaret, were indicted on charges of illegally converting $250,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses and filing false records, prosecutors announced Tuesday. In response, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday evening that he would remove the congressman from all committee assignments for the time being, calling the charges against Hunter "deeply serious."

Market milestone: This is the longest bull run in history

Market milestone: This is the longest bull run in history | 22 Aug 2018 | The bull market turns 3,453 days old on Wednesday. It's the longest period of uninterrupted gains in American history. The remarkable run began on March 9, 2009, in the ashes of the Great Recession and the scariest financial crisis since the 1930s. The slow-but-steady economic recovery, coupled with unprecedented aid from the Federal Reserve, catapulted the Dow from around 6,500 to nearly 26,000 today. The S&P 500 has quadrupled from its 2009 low of 666.

Ebola outbreak: Death toll soars to 55 as authorities announce crisis plan

Ebola outbreak: Death toll soars to 55 as authorities announce crisis plan | 22 Aug 2018 | Health officials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DNC), southern Africa, announced five new victims in the town of Mabalako-Mangina, close to the epicentre of the outbreak in Beni, North Kivu province. The government has announced free treatment for all victims against the disease for the next three months as they desperately try to control the outbreak. In a statement, the country's health ministry said: "96 cases of haemorrhagic fever were reported in the region, 69 of which had been confirmed and 27 were seen as probable."

Man in country illegally charged with murder of Mollie Tibbetts, police say

Man in country illegally charged with murder of Mollie Tibbetts, police say | 21 Aug 2018 | Police said a man in the country illegally has been charged with murder in the death of Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts. A charge of first degree murder has been filed against 24-year-old Cristhian Bahena Rivera. If convicted, the charge carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison. Investigators say they used surveillance video in tracking down Rivera. The video showed Tibbetts jogging in a rural area near her hometown of Brooklyn as well as Rivera's car.

Suspect in Death of Iowa Student Mollie Tibbetts Is Illegal Immigrant, Police Say

Suspect in Death of Iowa Student Mollie Tibbetts Is Illegal Immigrant, Police Say | 21 Aug 2018 | The search for Mollie Tibbetts has come to a tragic end. Police confirmed Tuesday they found the 20-year-old University of Iowa student's body after a five-week search. Tibbetts went missing on July 18 after going for a jog near Brooklyn, Iowa. A suspect is in custody and police confirmed during a press conference Tuesday that he is an illegal immigrant. The discovery of her body wraps up a highly publicized investigation.

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