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He Shot 4 Men, Killing 1, But Turned Down A Plea Deal: This Month A Philly Jury Found Him Not Guilty

Philly.com: If you Google the name Jabir Kennedy, you will read about a fugitive wanted for gunning down four men, one fatally, during Christmas week 2017 in the Elmwood section of Southwest Philadelphia. You will read that the “armed and dangerous” fugitive turned himself in a week later and was charged with first-degree murder and three counts of attempted murder. That’s all you’ll read about Kennedy, 23, because in a city that typically tallies more than 300 murders and more than 1,000 no...
Tags: Google, Politics, Military, Gun Control, Kennedy, Center City, Philly, Southwest Philadelphia, Elmwood, Criminal Justice Center, Ben Waxman, Philadelphia District Attorney 's Office, Jabir Kennedy, DA 's Office, David Nenner, Dorel Street


Historical Amnesia

Via WRSA and Instapundit, this commentary from Quillette: The first step in liquidating a people is to erase its memory. Destroy its books, its culture, its history. Then have somebody write new books, manufacture a new culture, invent a new history. Before long that nation will begin to forget what it is and what it was . The world around it will forget even faster. This has all been going on for a very long time.  Statism and self-hatred didn’t begin in the 1960s.  It was well-ensconced int...
Tags: Google, Politics, America, Uganda, Military, Idi Amin, Clemson University, Instapundit, WRSA


Liberal Heads Exploding as President Adds More Conservative to 9th Circuit

Apparently, the Senate has told the Democrats to go pound sand regarding judicial appointments. In February by a 53 to 46 vote the Senate appointed President Trump's nomination, conservative Seattle attorney Eric Miller. Miller was the latest of President Trump's other recent successful picks to the 9th Circuit: Ryan Nelson, General Mark Bennett, and Magistrate Judge Bridget Bade. The Senate will now be voting on two more 9th Circuit picks by the president, i.e. Ken Lee and Dan Collins. An...
Tags: Senate, White House, Gop, Weapon, Seattle, Political News and Discussion, Trump, Feinstein, 9th Circuit, Bridget, Mitch McConnell R Ky, Mark Bennett, Dan Collins, Ken Lee, Ryan Nelson, Eric Miller Miller


Gimlet's Union Drive, Twisted Graphene, and Psychedelic Mice: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Well, folks, it’s just a few hours shy of the turn of the month, and you know what that means: April Fool’s Day. Yes, it’s that special time of year when insipid brands, mean-spirited teens, and tech titans compete to be the first to trick you into thinking they released Skittle’s... For Men, that it’s a good idea to…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science Fiction, Politics, Science, Technology, Television, Movies, Internet, Climate Change, Drugs, Africa, Environment, Vampires, The Magicians, Department Of Defense, Smartphones


On their feet from Mission Hills to Pacoima, a community’s ‘March for Justice’ remembers Cesar Chavez

In Brand Park in Mission Hills on Sunday, a band named Los Sencillos belted out ballads and popular songs onstage as people streamed into the park from all directions, many donning red t-shirts emblazoned with the face of the late labor leader Cesar Chavez. The 26th March for Justice, on Cesar Chavez Day, drew about 600 people to the park for a rally and march to Ritchie Valens Park in Pacoima, two miles away. They came to celebrate Chavez’s legacy and continue his activism by calling attention ...
Tags: Usa, News, Justice, Mexico, White House, Immigration, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Donald Trump, Trump, Cesar Chavez, United Farm Workers, Rodriguez


Kevin Maguire: General election will root out self-serving Tories

The possibility of a radical socialist Government in power is why clinging to high office is all that unites terrified Tories [Author: Kevin Maguire]
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Stake on fixed odds betting terminals cut to £2 in major victory for Mirror

FOBTs, known as the 'crack cocaine of gambling', are finally being brought in line after long campaign [Author: Mikey Smith]
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Workers on minimum wage are £1,500 worse off per year than those on Living Wage

Campaigners reveal the major difference between the two pay standards as the Living Wage rises for April 2019 [Author: Ben Glaze]
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Voice of the Mirror: Let Labour fix Britain and move us on from Brexit crisis

Tories not only deserve their marching orders because of Brexit but also because of austerity, and Labour will fix these problems [Author: Voice of the Mirror]
Tags: Politics, Britain, Labour, Brexit, Voice of the Mirror


Republicans’ Health Care Plan Is ‘Manifold,’ Kellyanne Conway Says, Without Details

Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway said Sunday that “the Republican plan” to replace Obamacare, should the Affordable Care Act be eliminated in court, is “manifold.” But she couldn’t say much about it for the record. In an interview Sunday with Conway, “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace got little detail from the top White House spokesperson aside from “We’re going to offer higher quality, lower costs, more choices and less hassle.” “There is a plan,” Conway protested when Wallace ...
Tags: News, Obamacare, Congress, White House, Health Care, Donald Trump, Conway, Wallace, Chris Wallace, Kellyanne Conway, Matt Shuham, battle over Obamacare, Conway Fox News


Macron reshuffle as two ministers resign to run for Paris mayor

Amélie de Montchalin is junior Europe minister and Sibeth Ndiaye made spokeswomanEmmanuel Macron has appointed a new junior Europe minister to handle France’s approach to Brexit, while promoting his media advisor to government spokeswoman.In a small French government reshuffle late on Sunday night, the president gave the European affairs role to Amélie de Montchalin, a lawmaker who was once on the right before joining Macron’s centrist party. An economist, she has worked at the European Commissi...
Tags: Europe, Politics, France, World news, Paris, European Commission, Brexit, Emmanuel Macron, Macron, Sibeth Ndiaye, spokeswomanEmmanuel Macron, Amélie de Montchalin


Joe Biden denies kissing activist without consent but admits 'I may not recall these moments the same way'

Former vice president Joe Biden – a man who would start as favourite among Democratic presidential candidates – has denied kissing a political activist without her consent, an accusation that could create problems for him if he enters the 2020 race.Two days after Lucy Flores, a Democratic activist and elected politician from Nevada, claimed Mr Biden had kissed her on the head at an event in 2014 and made her feel uncomfortable, he said he did not believe he had ever once “acted inappropriately”....
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Washington Post, White House, Elizabeth Warren, Barack Obama, Georgia, Joe Biden, United States, Nevada, Biden, Bernie Sanders, Flores, Sanders, Anita Hill, Democratic


White House defends aid cuts to Central America

The White House on Sunday defended President Donald Trump's decision to cut off aid to three small Central American countries, insisting they weren't doing enough to stop the flow of migrants to the United States. Trump announced the aid cut-off to El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala last week and threatened once again to close the US border with Mexico in response to the migrant surge.
Tags: News, Mexico, White House, US, Guatemala, Donald Trump, Central America, El Salvador Honduras, United States Trump


Ministers try to force May's hand over Brexit as cabinet rift widens

Remainers and Brexiters threaten to resign as MPs prepare for second round of indicative votesTheresa May’s government is on the verge of meltdown as cabinet ministers prepare to clash over whether to support plans for a softer Brexit and a possible lengthy delay before leaving the European Union.In a decisive intervention, David Gauke, the justice secretary, said on Sunday that the prime minister would have to accept the possibility of backing a customs union if the measure is supported by parl...
Tags: Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, House Of Commons, Article 50, Brexit, David Gauke, Brexiters


Will crunch week finally reveal what kind of Brexit will happen?

May’s deal, soft Brexit and a general election all possibilities in decisive week for ParliamentWill we finally find out how Brexit will happen this week?Out of all the difficult weeks faced by Theresa May, this one looks to be the trickiest yet. She will most likely have another go at getting her meaningful vote through parliament on Tuesday, if the speaker allows it. If it fails, MPs will most likely attempt to force a softer Brexit with a customs union – potentially trying to make it enforcea...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, DUP


Chris Wallace Hammers Kellyanne Conway On Exoneration Claims: ‘Just Not True’

The Fox News host took the White House aide to task over Trump's lies about the Mueller report.
Tags: News, White House, Fox News, Trump, Mueller, Chris Wallace Hammers Kellyanne Conway


White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney guarantees no one will lose coverage if Obamacare struck down

On Sunday, Mick Mulvaney declared, 'debate about pre-existing conditions is over' and promised no one would lose coverage if Obamacare is struck down.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Obamacare, White House, Usa Today, Mick Mulvaney


Anger in Whitehall as Brexit strife delays key policies and legislation

Ministers and officials said to be exasperated as no-deal preparations result in paralysisBrexit is delaying key pieces of policy and legislation, angering ministers and officials, amid reports of paralysis across Whitehall as the government focuses on solving the current crisis, the Guardian has learned.Legislation meant to limit the prosecution of soldiers, create an online regulator and curb drug dispensing errors have been held up or postponed as the government tries to gain enough support f...
Tags: Politics, European Union, UK News, Civil Service, Foreign Policy, Article 50, Whitehall, Brexit, EU Continue


Kamala Harris, Cory Booker Stump for the LGBTQ Vote at Human Rights Campaign Gala

Trump took a lot of hits at this year’s Human Rights Campaign dinner in Los Angeles. The advocacy group’s annual gala, which took place at the downtown JW Marriott on Saturday night, celebrated the triumphs of the LGBTQ community and its stand-out allies.  But much of the night’s talking points centered around the Trump administration’s […]
Tags: Politics, News, Los Angeles, Lgbtq, Kamala Harris, Trump, Human Rights Campaign, JW Marriott, Cory Booker, Human Rights Campaign Gala, Yeardley Smith, Kamala Harris Cory Booker Stump


WH Chief Of Staff Mulvaney Dodges Questions About Pre-Existing Conditions

Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney declared Sunday that “the debate about preexisting conditions is over” in Republicans’ larger battle to eliminate and replace Obamacare. But as CNN’s Jake Tapper grilled Mulvaney on the White House’s currently non-existent plan to replace Obamacare, should Republicans succeed in eliminating the Affordable Care Act in court, the White House chief struggled to answer how Republicans would protect Americans with pre-existing conditions from skyrocketi...
Tags: News, Obamacare, Republicans, White House, Cnn, Republican, Trump, Jake Tapper, Tapper, Mick Mulvaney, Pre-existing Conditions, Mulvaney, Matt Shuham, Acting White House, battle over Obamacare


O'Rourke champions US-Mexico border during Texas kickoff

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke declared that immigrants make the country safer as he staged rallies across Texas to formally kick off his 2020 White House bid, looking to shore up his deeply conservative home state and champion the U.S.-Mexico border at a time when President Donald Trump has threatened to shut it.
Tags: Texas, News, Mexico, White House, US, Donald Trump, Rourke, EL PASO Texas AP, Beto O Rourke


Biden bids to quell storm over campaign trail kiss

Former vice president Joe Biden insisted Sunday he had never acted inappropriately towards women as a growing row about a kiss on the campaign trail cast a shadow over his expected run for the White House. The 76-year-old Biden is the clear favorite to win the Democrat nomination to take on Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election even though he has yet to declare his candidacy.
Tags: News, White House, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump


Biden responds to allegation of unwanted touching, kissing: ‘Not once – never – did I believe I acted inappropriately’

Lucy Flores, a former assemblywoman who was Nevada's 2014 Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor, said Friday in an essay published by the Cut that Biden touched and kissed her without her consent before a rally to support her campaign.
Tags: News, Nevada, Biden, Lucy Flores, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics


11 new laws and financial changes for 2019 taking effect THIS WEEK

From EU citizens, train toilets and knives to the minimum wage and Universal Credit, here are 11 of the biggest changes hitting you in April 2019 [Author: James Andrews, Dan Bloom]
Tags: Politics, Eu, Universal credit, James Andrews, Dan Bloom, James Andrews Dan Bloom


Tapper pushes back on WH official over Trump cutting aid

CNN's Jake Tapper questions White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney over the Trump administration's decision to cut aid from a group of Central American countries.
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, Stories, Trump, Jake Tapper, Tapper, Mick Mulvaney


President Trump Seeks to Cut Foreign Aid to 3 Central American Nations

The State Department looks to suspend 2017 and 2018 payments to a trio of nations
Tags: News, White House, Uncategorized, State Department, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Onetime, Central American Nations


Dominic Grieve: Sir John Major joins Tory backlash over bid to oust Remainer MP

The former Prime Minister said it was a "pretty un-Conservative thing" to do after Beaconsfield Conservatives voted no confidence in their MP [Author: Dan Bloom, Gavin Cordon]
Tags: Politics, John Major, Dominic Grieve, Dan Bloom, Gavin Cordon, Beaconsfield Conservatives, Dan Bloom Gavin Cordon


Gender pay gap widens in the public sector

Second year of reporting the median pay gap shows women paid 14p less an hour than menThe public sector has failed to narrow its gender pay gap this year, with women still paid an average of 86p for every pound paid to men.According to latest figures, the median pay gap was 14.1% in March 2018, slightly higher than the 14% of a year earlier, though still below the national average of 17.9% across both the public and private sectors. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, Society, UK News, World news, Public services policy, Public sector pay, Gender Pay Gap


"Searching for A Kardashian: Kim helped get clemency for Alice Johnson, who will help me?"

The title of this post is the title of this notable commentary authored by Christopher Hunter and recently posted to Medium.  The piece is a poignant accounting of what it is like to be serving a lengthy federal prison term for a drug offense while there is on-going talk of clemency prospects.  I recommend the piece in full, and here is an excerpt: In 2005, a federal judge sentenced me to 420 months in prison for selling cocaine.  That’s 35 years.  I never believed I would do all that time.  Ca...
Tags: Law, Obama, White House, NFL, Anquan Boldin, Kardashian, Kim, Department Of Justice, Johnson, Trump, Willie Wonka, Van Jones, Kim K, Willy Wonka, Kid Rock, Alice Johnson


Theresa May 'could ask the Queen to stop soft Brexit', lawyers claim

Two lawyers drew up the eyebrow-raising paper, passed to the Sunday Times, as MPs prepare to go over Theresa May's head to approve a soft Brexit [Author: Dan Bloom]
Tags: Politics, Theresa May, Sunday Times, Dan Bloom



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