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Hillary Clinton’s email list, voter data, campaign software costing Democrats millions, report says

Hillary Clinton’s political action committee is renting out her campaign data to the DNC and the DCCC.  (REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein) Democratic campaign organizations have paid or pledged to pay more than $2 million for key parts of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign infrastructure — including her email list and campaign software — as the party ramps up a costly campaign to win back both houses of Congress this November, The Intercept reported Wednesday. According to the report, the Democratic National Committee will pay Clinton’s PAC Onward Together $1.65 million for access to her campaign resources, including voter data. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has paid more than $700,000 to rent the email list. In contrast, then-President Barack Obama g...

Judge rules New York City bar can refuse service to Trump supporter wearing MAGA hat

A bar patron sued claiming he was refused service and kicked out for wearing a MAGA hat and supporting Trump.  (Reuters) A Manhattan judge ruled Wednesday that kicking a Trump supporter out of a bar does not violate the law – because the law does not protect against political discrimination. Greg Piatek of Philadelphia claims he was refused service and then eventually removed from a New York City bar in January 2017 for wearing a “Make American Great Again” hat, in a lawsuit against the establishment. “Anyone who supports Trump — or believes in what you believe — is not welcome here! And you need to leave right now because we won’t serve you!” Piatek claims the staff of The Happiest Hour told him. SCHOOL DISTRICT APOLOGIZES AFTER TEACHER BANS MAGA SHIRTS Piatek claimed the incident “offend...

Blake Shelton tweets about ‘karma’ after reports ex Miranda Lambert is dating a married man

Country singers Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert were married from 2011-2015.  (AP/Reuters) Blake Shelton sent out a cryptic tweet about “karma” just as reports claimed Wednesday morning that his ex-wife Miranda Lambert is dating a married man. “Been taking the high road for a long time.. I almost gave up. But I can finally see something on the horizon up there!! Wait!! Could it be?! Yep!! It’s karma!!” Shelton tweeted. He also retweeted a fan’s tweet which read, “this is what the #TRUTH feels like!!!” The 41-year-old’s tweet comes just as Us Weekly published a report that Lambert is dating married Turnpike Troubadours’ Evan Felker. A rep for Lambert did not immediately return Fox News’ request for comment. Miranda Lambert Stuns ...

‘Adversaries’ jamming Air Force gunships in Syria, Special Ops general says

An Air Force A-130 gunship in an undated photo.  (REUTERS/U.S. Air Force) The head of the U.S. military’s Special Operations Command said Wednesday that Air Force gunships, needed to provide close air support for American commandos and U.S.-backed rebel fighters in Syria, were being “jammed” by “adversaries.” Calling the electronic warfare environment in Syria “the most aggressive” on earth, Army Gen. Tony Thomas told an intelligence conference in Tampa that adversaries  “are testing us every day, knocking our communications down, disabling our AC-130s, etc.” Thomas’ remarks, which were first reported by the website The Drive, come on the heels of reports that Russian forces are jamming U.S. surveillance drones flying over the war...

Fresno State professor who bashed Barbara Bush won’t be disciplined

A Fresno State University professor who celebrated the death of Barbara Bush in a profanity-laced rant on Twitter will not be disciplined, the university’s president said in a statement late Tuesday. In a note to the “campus community,” Joseph Castro said that English instructor Randa Jarrar’s comments about the late first lady were “insensitive, inappropriate and an embarrassment to the university,” but “are protected free speech under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.” Castro added that Jarrar would remain on leave through the spring semester, “which she had previously requested before this incident.” PETITION TO FIRE FRESNO STATE PROFESSOR ATTRACTS THOUSANDS OF SIGNATURES Jarrar drew outrage when she tweeted hours a...

Finland to end its universal basic income program by year’s end

FILE: In January 2017 Finland became the first country in Europe to pay free basic income in a pilot which evoked enthusiasm around the world.  (Reuters) The Finnish government reportedly announced Tuesday that it will end the country’s universal basic income program by year’s end — and appears to be taking on new measures to cut benefits to those who do not actively seek employment. Finland was considered the first European country to pay a monthly check of $685 to its unemployed between ages 25 and 58. It was considered a pilot program — serving 2,000 randomly selected jobless people — that its founders hoped to expand. “It’s a pity that it will end like this,” Olli Kangas, who oversees the Finnish government agency that focuses on social welfare and helped design...

Bush-appointed federal judge rules Trump’s DACA rescission was ‘unlawful and must be set aside’

A George W. Bush-appointed federal judge on Tuesday ruled that President Trump’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, “was unlawful and must be set aside.” U.S. District Judge John D. Bates in Washington became the third judge to rule against the White House’s plans to end the program. Judges William Alsup and Nicholas Garaufis, both Clinton appointees, had each issued injunctions earlier this year preventing the administration from terminating DACA based on its stated rationale that the Obama-era program was an illegal executive overreach. In his ruling, Bates noted a “non-trivial” possibility that the administration would be able to remedy his concerns by providing an alternative rationale. “Athou...

Video shows ex-Clinton aide in profanity-laced confrontation with cops

A video released Tuesday shows Caren Z. Turner, a former finance committee member for Hillary Clinton, in a confrontation with police officers over her daughter’s traffic stop.  (Port Authority of New York and New Jersey) Police released a video Tuesday showing a former financial adviser to Hillary Clinton getting involved in a heated, profanity-laced confrontation with several officers. “You may shut the f— up!” the woman, Caren Z. Turner, 60, shrieks at an officer at one point. Most recently, Turner has been a commissioner with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and was chairwoman of its ethics committee, Politico reported. She was forced to resign last week because of the interaction with police during Easter weekend. “The Port Authority has zero tole...

Love triangle ends in murder-suicide when wife kills romantic rival, police say

Jennair Gerardot, 48, allegedly shot and killed 33-year-old Meredith Chapman after learning of a possible affair between her and her husband. A Pennsylvania wife allegedly shot a woman she believed was having an affair with her husband in an ambush that ended in a murder-suicide, police said. Radnor Township Police said Jennair Gerardot, 48, meticulously planned the grisly slaying Monday night that left 33-year-old Meredith Chapman dead, according to he Philadelphia Inquirer. “[Gerardot] went to great lengths to disguise herself,” Police Superintendent William Colarulo said. “She wore a wig, and took a train from Delaware to Radnor. She broke into the victim’s house, and cleaned up the glass so the victim didn’t realize someone was in her home.” Police said Gerardot shot Chapman around 7 p...

Comey’s memo leak contact had ‘special government employee’ status at FBI

The Columbia law professor James Comey used as a go-between last year to leak the contents of sensitive memos to the media confirmed to Fox News on Tuesday that he previously worked as a “special government employee” (SGE) for Comey’s FBI on an unpaid basis. The professor, Daniel Richman, confirmed the special status in response to an inquiry from Fox News, while referring other questions, including on the scope of his work, to the FBI.  “I did indeed have SGE status with the Bureau (for no pay),” Richman wrote in an email. Richman emerged last year as the former FBI director’s contact for leaking memos documenting his private discussions with President Trump – memos that are now the subject of an inspector general review over the presence of classified material. Sources famili...

Mysterious shipwreck discovered in Great Lakes believed to be nearly 200 years old

Experts are planning to investigate a mysterious Great Lakes shipwreck that they say may be the oldest in Lake Erie and might be nearly 200 years old. The National Museum of the Great Lakes wants to identify the shipwreck, which archaeologists believe is the Lake Serpent, a schooner that sank in 1829. The shipwreck site was discovered by Cleveland Underwater Explorers (CLUE) in 2015. “Since then we have narrowed the possibilities from over 200 shipwrecks to 3,” explained the Museum, in a statement released Monday. “To make a final identification we need to spend about 10 days underwater excavating the portions of the buried schooner to be sure!” MYSTERIOUS SHIPWRECK DISCOVERED IN LAKE ONTARIO Built in Cleveland in 1821, the Lake Serpent carried cargo for 8 years until its sinking in late S...

Calexit gets go-ahead to start collecting signatures

Advocates who want California to secede from the rest of the United States were given the green light Monday to begin collecting signatures for their initiative. California’s Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced the ballot proposal had been cleared. The latest measure would ask voters in 2020 to decide whether to open up a secession discussion. If passed, a second election would be held a year later asking voters to affirm the decision and become an independent country. Advocates have until mid-October to gather 365,880 signatures of registered voters to get it on the ballot. Marcus Ruiz Evans and Louis J. Marinelli, co-founders of the group Yes California, said the second vote would show that Californians are serious about secession and would strengthen the case for foreign governmen...