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AG Bill Barr To Christian Media: Accept God, Reject ‘Collectivist’ Libs

For Attorney General Bill Barr, the U.S. is beset by problems: non-believers, as well as liberals who believe in a “collectivist agenda.” Barr made the comments at the NRB Christian Media Convention in Nashville, Tennessee, on Wednesday. “Politics is everywhere. It’s omnipresent. Why is that?” Barr asked the audience. The answer, he continued, was a political landscape dominated by conflict and strife between two incompatible visions of the country: limited government and a broader view of th...
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Justice Department creates section dedicated to denaturalization cases

The Justice Department announced Wednesday that it's dedicating a section of its workforce to review denaturalization cases -- a move that's likely to worry immigrant advocates who've expressed concern about the administration stripping citizenship from Americans.
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Glenn Beck, Steve King Go Conspiracy Crazy Over DHS Official’s Death

This week:  * Right-wing pundit’s death fuels conspiracy theories. * The_Donald’s Reddit meme cache on its last legs. * It’s CPAC time!* * *Pundit’s death sparks new conspiracy theories* * *The death of a former Department of Homeland Security employee last week has caught the attention of prominent conspiracy theorists, who are pinning it on none other than Barack Obama’s deep state agents. But so far, the people promoting the conspiracy theories — including Glenn Beck and Rep. Steve King (R...
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DOJ Creates New Unit to Strip Citizenship from Terrorists, Criminals

The Justice Department on Wednesday announced a new unit to handle the denaturalization of individuals who obtained citizenship illegally and other criminals.The new section dedicated to "investigating and litigating revocation of naturalization" of individuals who illegally secured naturalization or committed other serious crimes will be under the Civil Division's Office of Immigration Litigation."This move underscores the Department's commitment to bring justice to terrorists, war crim...
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Court Rules Trump Can Withhold Grant Money to States With ‘Sanctuary’ Policies

(NEW YORK) — The Trump administration can withhold millions of dollars in law enforcement grants to force states to cooperate with U.S. immigration enforcement, a federal appeals court in New York ruled Wednesday in a decision that conflicted with three other federal appeals courts. The decision by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan overturned a lower court’s decision ordering the administration to release funding to New York City and seven states — New York, Connecticut, Ne...
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Schumer Demands DOJ Probe Into Grenell’s Foreign Entanglements

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) demanded that the Justice Department investigate acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell over his undisclosed foreign consulting business in a letter on Wednesday. Schumer asked in the letter to Assistant Attorney General John C. Demers that federal prosecutors investigate whether Grenell broke the law by failing to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act for work he performed on behalf of a Moldovan politician. TPM spoke...
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‘Saving Lives is Not a Crime.’ After Court Ruling, Philadelphia Readies Opening of Supervised Injection Site to Combat Overdose Deaths

(PHILADELPHIA) — A Philadelphia nonprofit group said it will open the nation’s first supervised injection site next week to combat overdose deaths after a federal judge rejected Justice Department efforts to block the plan. U.S. District Judge Gerald McHugh, in a final ruling Tuesday, said the Safehouse proposal doesn’t violate federal drug laws because the intent is to save lives, not encourage drug use. “We are grateful that the court has once again found that saving lives is not a crime,...
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Hot Pockets Heiress Michelle Janavs Gets Prison Time For College Admissions Scandal

Michelle Janavs, a former executive at Chef America Inc., exits federal court in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., on Friday, March 29, 2019. Wealthy parents appeared in court as the clock ticks down on plea bargains for their alleged role in the biggest college admissions scam the Justice Department has ever prosecuted. Photographer: Scott Eisen/Bloomberg via Getty Images Update: On Tuesday afternoon, Michelle Janavs was sentenced to five months in prison for her role in the college admission...
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Roger Stone Judge Scolds Trump, Allies Over Claims of Jury Bias

(Bloomberg) -- Three of the jurors who convicted Republican operative Roger Stone for lying to Congress and witness tampering testified that political bias played no role in their decision, pushing back against Stone’s contention that he deserves a new trial.U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson did not issue a ruling at the end of a Tuesday hearing on Stone’s request. But the judge said a juror’s social media posts criticizing President Donald Trump did not necessarily mean she was biased agai...
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Stone judge calls back jurors to address misconduct claims

A federal judge on Tuesday brought in nearly all members of the jury that convicted Trump ally Roger Stone on charges related to the Russia investigation in order to answer questions on allegations of juror misconduct. The revelation by U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson was another highly unusual twist in the Stone saga, which has included a barrage of tweets from President Donald Trump, threats by the attorney general to quit and the departure of the entire prosecution team followin...
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Attorney General Barr names Michael Carvajal as new permanent Director of the Bureau of Prisons

As reported in this AP piece, "Attorney General William Barr has named a new director of the beleaguered federal Bureau of Prisons, months after shaking up the agency’s top leadership following the death of wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein."  Here is more: Barr named Michael Carvajal as the new director Tuesday, replacing Kathy Hawk Sawyer, whom he had personally asked to return to run the agency in the wake of Epstein’s death. Carvajal is currently the assistant director of the department’s c...
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William Barr to meet with Senate Republicans amid surveillance powers fight

Attorney General William Barr will meet behind closed doors with Republican senators Tuesday to discuss a set of expiring surveillance tools that have become a linchpin in the fight to reform the FBI after a scathing review of its work in the Russia investigation, according to a Justice Department official and a GOP senator.
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Exclusive: Ex-Prosecutor In Moldova Targeted By Grenell Dishes On New DNI

Before acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell entered government, he had a different career path: spin doctor, hired by a range of foreign clients. Grenell embarked in 2016 on a public relations campaign against a Moldovan prosecutor who was cooperating with an investigation of large-scale money laundering. Grenell was reportedly working on behalf of a Moldovan political party and its oligarch leader. The former prosecutor — Mihail Gofman — spoke with TPM on Monday in an exc...
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Carnival cancelled, Haiti capital on lockdown after police attack army HQ

Port-au-Prince (AFP) - Haiti's capital was on lockdown Monday after police attacked the army headquarters to demand better working conditions, sparking a gun battle that left two servicemen dead and a dozen wounded. In a statement, the Justice Department denounced Sunday's violence, which it said increasingly resembled a "coup attempt" against embattled President Jovenel Moise. Moise is working on forming a new government, a source close to the country's leader told AFP, noting that it was up ...
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FBI Official: Russia Wants to See U.S. ‘Tear Ourselves Apart’

WASHINGTON — Russia wants to watch Americans “tear ourselves apart” as the United States heads toward elections, an FBI official warned Monday. David Porter, an assistant section chief with the FBI’s Foreign Influence Task Force, accused Russia of conducting brazen operations aimed at spreading disinformation, exploiting lines of division in society and sowing doubt about the integrity of U.S. elections and the ability of its leaders to govern effectively. Porter spoke at an election securi...
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With Liberty and Two-Track Justice for All

‘Equal Justice Under Law.”What a joke!Those four stirring words, chiseled into the marble atop the U.S. Supreme Court’s portico, were transformed into a punchline Thursday. That statement in stone is now the legal equivalent of a cream pie tossed in Shemp’s face, in a vintage Three Stooges comedy short.U.S. district judge Amy Berman Jackson sentenced President Donald J. Trump’s friend and informal adviser Roger Stone to three years and four months in prison for witness tampering, obstruction of ...
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Below the Radar: Handgun Purchaser Licensing Act

Opinion Below the Radar: Handgun Purchaser Licensing Act, iStock-greenleaf123 New York – -( With a lot of the focus being on modern multi-purpose semiautomatic long-guns like the AR-15 rifle, we forget that anti-Second Amendment extremists have other targets as well. Perhaps the most notable, despite the landmark Heller and McDonald cases, are handguns. When you think about it, targeting handguns make for a more practical (even if they are protected under the Second Amendment) ...
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How The Judge Gutted Stone’s Ridiculous Attempt To Get Her Removed From His Case

Trump ally Roger Stone tried to get U.S. District Judge Amy Jackson Berman to recuse herself from his criminal case on Friday, claiming that she could not be trusted to be impartial because she mentioned the jurors had “served with integrity” in the trial. The judge responded to Stone’s request by shredding his accusation into itty-bitty pieces. Stone, who claims one of the jurors was biased and therefore he deserves a new trial, accused Berman Jackson of being biased herself when she made th...
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DC’s Resigned Federal Prosecutor Faced Political Heat From Case Of Trump Foe McCabe

In the run-up to former U.S. Attorney for the District Columbia Jessie Liu’s resignation from the Trump administration earlier this month, she was under intense political pressure, according to new reports. Now, Liu is beginning to look like another casualty in President Donald Trump’s war on supposedly “disloyal” officials. Multiple reports paint a picture of a prosecutor stuck between politics and the law. Liu was even reportedly been targeted by an effort spearheaded by Ginni Thomas, the c...
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Senate FISA Abuse Investigation to Focus on Mystery Source Who Contradicted Steele Dossier

Senator Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) on Sunday told Fox News the Senate's investigation into FBI abuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act will focus on interviews the agency conducted with a Russian source who contradicted much of the information in the Steele dossier."The first thing I want to do is call the people who heard from Russian sub-source that this dossier is a bunch of bar talk and hearsay," Graham said on Fox's Sunday Morning Futures. "I want to find out when did [for...
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If Bernie’s the Nominee, There’s a New Red Scare Coming

Bernie Sanders looks increasingly likely to be the first self-declared socialist to head a major party in the history of the United States, especially after romping through Nevada on Saturday. The reasons for the socialist revival are clear. Inequalities are shocking, student debt levels are staggering, and living standards have been stagnant or declining for all but the 1 percent since the 1970s. Sanders’ brand of democratic socialism, which really differs little from New Deal liberalism, seeks...
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10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. WeWork paid over $2 million in cash to a woman who threatened to expose claims of sex, illegal drugs, and discrimination in a horrifying 50-page document. With at least one external law firm, WeWork launched an investigation that would later find credible evidence of sexual relations between coworkers and drug use.  Huawei is downplaying coronavirus impact on its smartphone sales, but experts say it will suffer more than Apple. ...
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Bloomberg Killed the Best Chance at Justice for the 9/11 Attacks

If it wasn’t for Mike Bloomberg, the alleged perpetrators of the worst terrorist attack in American history would likely have been convicted of mass murder by now.According to all the evidence available both at the time and in the nine years since Bloomberg’s intervention, a federal court almost certainly would have convicted the five co-defendants. A judge would have had to reckon with the torture the CIA inflicted on them, barring the prosecution from using tainted evidence—and showing, for th...
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D.C. Prosecutors’ Tensions With Justice Dept. Began Long Before Stone Sentencing

Months of strain date back to the investigation into the former F.B.I. official Andrew McCabe and growing fears of political interference.
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Oracle's Allies Against Google Include Scott McNealy and America's Justice Department

America's Justice Department "has filed a brief in support of Oracle in its Supreme Court battle against Google over whether Java should have copyright protection," reports ZDNet: The Justice Department filed its amicus brief to the Supreme Court this week, joining a mighty list of briefs from major tech companies and industry luminaries — including Scott McNealy, co-founder of Sun, which Oracle bought in 2010, acquiring Sun-built Java in the process. While Microsoft, IBM and others have backed...
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Stone Tries To Get Judge Booted From Case Because She Mentioned Jurors’ ‘Integrity’

In a last-ditch effort to get a new trial, former President Trump associate Roger Stone filed a motion Friday night to disqualify the federal judge who presided over his case and just sentenced him to more than three years in prison. In a new motion filed Friday, Stone’s legal team argues that Judge Amy Berman Jackson should be pulled from the case because she made a remark about the “integrity” about the jurors on the case. Stone’s team, and several other conservative conspiracists, includin...
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Trump’s Efforts to Remove the Disloyal Heightens Unease Across His Administration

As senior officials are shown the door, a new personnel chief orders a search for political appointees as well as career officials deemed insufficiently supportive of the president.
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Richard Grenell Begins Overhauling Intelligence Office, Prompting Fears of Partisanship

WASHINGTON -- Richard Grenell's tenure as the nation's top intelligence official may be short-lived, but he wasted no time this week starting to shape his team of advisers, ousting his office's No. 2 official -- a longtime intelligence officer -- and bringing in an expert on Trump conspiracy theories to help lead the agency, according to officials.Grenell has also requested the intelligence behind the classified briefing last week before the House Intelligence Committee in which offi...
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