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DOJ Inspector General: FBI Leakers 'Improperly Received Benefits from Reporters'

Breitbart News - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 20:10
Numerous FBI agents accused of leaking appear to have improperly received benefits from journalists, reflecting a "cultural attitude" flaunting Bureau policies on unauthorized media contacts, the Justice Department Inspector General report concluded.

Israeli Government Wishes Saudi Soccer Team Good Luck at World Cup

Breitbart News - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 20:05
The Israeli Foreign Ministry's official Arabic Twitter account released a June 14 tweet wishing the Saudi Arabian soccer team good luck for its upcoming game against Russia in the World Cup games, Haaretz reported Thursday.

Atlanta Fed's GDPNow Points to 4.8 Percent Economic Growth

Breitbart News - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 19:57
The Atlanta Fed's GDPNow forecasting model moved up on Thursday to indicate the economy growing at a 4.8 percent pace in the second quarter.

Virginia Parents Overwhelmingly Reject Gender Ideology-Based Sex Ed

Breitbart News - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 19:55
“Sex declares itself in utero; it is recognized and acknowledged at birth,” they wrote. “Gender refers to the stereotypical social roles associated with sex. Gender is not an innate biological trait. Gender identity refers to a person's awareness of being male or female. Gender identity is a cognitive and psychological trait that exists in the mind.”

MSNBC: Trump's Cult Follows After Reagan's Cult

NewsBusters - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 19:53
<p>MSNBC, continuing to seize on <strong>T</strong>ennessee Senator Bob Corker accusing the Republican Party of acting like a "cult," has doubled down on the <a href="https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/curtis-houck/2018/06/14/wait-what-matthews-compares-republicans-jonestown-followers-north">accusations of cultishness</a> that started with Chris Matthews. While appearing on <em>The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell</em> on Wednesday, <em>The Root</em>’s editor Jason Johnson suggested that cults of personality have infected the GOP for decades. </p>

Of Course: CNN Frets White House Will ‘Seize’ Upon I.G. Report, ‘Take’ a ‘Victory Lap’ Over Findings

NewsBusters - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 19:51
<p>Moments after Thursday’s long-awaited release of the Department of Justice Inspector General report on the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation, a <em>CNN Newsroom</em> panel dismissed it as a “mild” report in which “[t]he other shoe didn’t drop” and will provide “[p]lenty of ammunition for both sides.” However, they fretted that the White House will “seize” on its findings and “take” a “victory lap” considering some of the findings.</p>

Jim Carrey Draws Cartoon Character Peeing on Trump's Grave

Breitbart News - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 19:47
Actor Jim Carrey tweeted a picture on Thursday of Calvin, from the hit comic strip Calvin & Hobbes, urinating on President Donald Trump's grave.

Sanders: IG Report 'Reaffirmed' Trump's 'Suspicions' About Comey and 'Bias' Among Some at FBI

Breitbart News - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 19:44
During Thursday’s White House Press Briefing, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders stated the recent report by the Department of Justice’s Inspector General “reaffirmed” President Trump’s suspicions about the conduct of former FBI Director James Comey “and the political bias among some of the members of the FBI.” Sanders said, “The president was briefed on the IG report earlier today, and it reaffirmed the president’s suspicions about Comey’s conduct and the political bias among some of the members of the FBI.” Sanders further directed specific questions to FBI Director Christopher Wray at his press conference later in the day. Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett

Social Security Employee Used the Dead to Steal $680,000 in Benefits

Breitbart News - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 19:44
Social Security employee Anne Aroste has been arrested and charged with fraud, after funneling illegitimate benefits into her own bank account.

Apple to Update iPhone Settings to Shut Down Law Enforcement Hacking Tools

Breitbart News - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 19:36
Apple recently announced plans to update iPhone settings to disable the current most popular method for law enforcement officials to gain access to locked phones.

New GOP Immigration Bill Would Prevent Separation of Families at Border

The Stream - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 19:34

A compromise immigration bill being drawn up in the House GOP caucus would block a much-criticized Trump administration policy -- separating migrant families who are arrested crossing the border illegally.

The yet-to-be-released bill is one of two Republican proposals that aim to provide legal status to so-called "Dreamers" -- illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children -- in exchange for stronger border enforcement and new limits on family and diversity green cards.

Backed by Republican House leadership and moderates in the GOP caucus, it is being offered as an alternative to a much tougher bill sponsored by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte of Virginia. One key difference between the two proposals is that the compromise bill includes a provision that migrant children will not be separated from their parents at the border.

Rep. Jeff Denham of California, one of the moderate Republicans involved in negotiations, told reporters on Wednesday that the provision will be included in legislative text set to be released by Friday. Additionally, Speaker Paul Ryan briefed House Republicans last week that the provision would be part of any compromise bill, NBC News reported Wednesday, citing a senior GOP aide.

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Details of the leadership bill come as House Republicans gear up for a floor vote on the competing proposals next week. Ryan has touted the leadership proposal as the only alternative that can pass the House and still meet President Donald Trump's four requirements for an immigration reform bill -- funding a border wall, eliminating the diversity visa lottery, cutting back on family-based visas, and creating a path to citizenship for Dreamers.

The Goodlatte bill, on the other hand, is unlikely to win any moderate GOP votes because it does not give Dreamers a path to citizenship, only a three-year renewable status. Though it has previously endorsed Goodlatte's proposal, the White House appears willing to support the leadership bill if it satisfies Trump's immigration pillars.

"I think both the bills are being finalized right now but we strongly support what they're doing," Miller told reporters Wednesday, according to The Hill. "The White House supports the effort to arrive at a bill that will get 218 votes."

In addition to the family separation provision, the leadership bill would legalize up to 1.8 million Dreamers, far more than the roughly 700,000 recipients of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) amnesty. In exchange, the bill would set aside $25 billion for border security, end the green card lottery, and cut two chain migration categories: siblings and adult children of U.S. citizens.

The bill also seeks to appease pro-business moderates by reallocating family-based green cards to the employment visa categories and giving resident alien status to the children of foreign tech workers in the U.S. on H-1B visas. Those provisions are likely to put off immigration hawks in the Republican caucus, but neither the White House nor House leadership have objected to them.

"I said before, the last thing I want to do is bring a bill out of here that I know the president won't support," Ryan said at a press conference on Wednesday. "Well, we have been working hand in glove with the administration on this to make sure we are bringing a bill that represents the president's four pillars so that we can come together."

 

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'Stranger Things' Star Millie Bobby Brown Leaves Twitter over Memes Portraying Her as Bigoted

Breitbart News - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 19:19
Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown left Twitter this week following a series of memes created by members of the LGBT community which attempted to paint Brown as homophobic.

Pro-Life Leader on More TV Abortions: Americans ‘Really Push Back’

NewsBusters - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 19:16
<p>Americans “really push back” when presented with abortion on TV and in films, one pro-life leader stressed in reaction to Hollywood writers recently campaigning for more abortion scenes. On Wednesday, pro-life legal group Americans United for Life (AUL) hosted “Women Speak 2018: A Symposium on Life Without <em>Roe</em>” in Washington, D.C.</p>

Mark Meadows on IG Report: ‘Rosenstein Must Be Held Accountable for His Obstructionist Conduct’

Breitbart News - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 19:12
Mark Meadows said that Rod Rosenstein “must be held accountable for his obstructionist conduct” after the Inspector General (IG) report was released.

Legal Analyst to Tucker: ‘You Don’t Have a Right to Know’ Why FBI Spied on Trump Campaign

NewsBusters - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 19:10
<p>On Wednesday evening, Tucker Carlson grilled former Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel Goldman about the FBI’s use of a paid informant to spy on the Trump campaign. Goldman rebuffed the Fox News host’s inquiries into why the FBI had employed such a tactic, at one point scolding him, “You don’t have a right to know.” </p>

Delingpole: Sarah Vine - #MeToo Is Embarrassing

Breitbart News - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 19:10
Sarah Vine - Daily Mail columnist (and wife of possible future Prime Minister Michael Gove - though they do not talk about that on this occasion, not for any sinister reason...) chats with James on this week's Delingpole.

DOJ Inspector General: James Comey Used Personal Email to Conduct FBI Business

Breitbart News - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 19:09
Former FBI Director James Comey used his personal Gmail account to conduct official bureau business, the Justice Department Inspector General's report concludes.

Japanese Prime Minister Abe Considers Meeting with Kim Jong-Un

Breitbart News - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 19:08
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering his own summit meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un following Kim’s Singapore summit with U.S. President Donald Trump.

Two Universities Win Lawsuit Against ‘Abortion Pill Mandate’

The Stream - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 19:08

Two Christian universities won a lawsuit against an abortion pill mandate after a judge ruled the mandate violated their religious rights.

U.S. District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett ruled Tuesday that an Obama-era mandate requiring health care providers, including universities, to provide abortion services violated the religious rights of Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa, the Detroit Free Press reported Wednesday.

The ruling comes after the two universities filed a lawsuit against the federal government in 2013, alleging the mandate was unconstitutional and violated their freedom of religion rights, according to the report. The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) represented the Christian universities in the suit.

"Given our conviction that life begins at conception and our commitment to the sanctity of life, we find the mandate to provide our faculty, staff and students with insurance that provides access to abortion-inducing prescriptions unacceptable," Cornerstone President Joseph Stowell wrote in a letter to the university at the time of the lawsuit.

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The abortion pill mandate required all health care providers to ensure access to and supply of not only abortion services, but also birth control, family planning methods and other similar resources. A number of religious hospitals and Christian universities objected to the mandate, but many were not provided an exception and faced punishment if they refused to provide services they found objectionable.

After the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) adopted rules allowing the Obama mandate to lapse, the Department of Justice dropped its opposition to the suit. These acts were followed by Bennett's Tuesday ruling that HHS could no longer enforce the abortion pill mandate at the universities.

Cornerstone and Dordt's victory comes after a California university and an Indiana seminary won similar cases in June, the Detroit Free Press reported.

Four Christian universities in Oklahoma also won their cases freeing them from the abortion pill mandate.

 

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Elon Musk's Boring Company Wins Bid to Build Transit System for Chicago

Breitbart News - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 19:04
Elon Musk's The Boring Company has recently won a bid to construct a multi-billion dollar rapid transit system connecting O'Hare Airport to downtown Chicago.

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