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TEXAS: Former GOP Rep. Steve “Benghazi” Stockman Sentenced To 10 Years For Campaign Finance Scheme

The Houston Chronicle reports: Former Congressman Steve Stockman, a Tea Party stalwart who represented East Texas during two non-consecutive terms, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison on Wednesday for his role in a wide-ranging scheme that included a spy operation aimed a fellow Republican challenger and $1.25 million in campaign funds pilfered from conservative megadonors. Stockman, who was …

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FTC Shuts Down $100 Million “Trumpcare” Scam

The Miami Herald reports: A South Florida company that collected more than $100 million in premiums selling sham health insurance “for smart people” through a network of deceptive websites, including one called trumpcarequotes.com, was ordered by a federal judge to temporarily shut down following consumer complaints to the Federal Trade Commission. Simple Health Plans, based in Hollywood, lured “tens of …

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Cops Bust Man Threatening Polling Place, Claims He Was Promised Gun And Money To Vote “Straight Party”

Pittsburgh’s NBC affiliate reports: Police arrested a man for allegedly threatening to shoot up a Washington County polling place on Tuesday. Christopher Queen allegedly arrived at the South Franklin Fire Hall just before 9 a.m. and told workers he was promised a gun and money if he voted “straight party.” Poll workers say he became angry when they told him …

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Ohio Priest Charged With Impregnating Underage Girl

ABC News reports: An Ohio priest is facing charges after his diocese said he admitted to having a relationship with a now-pregnant 17-year-old girl. Father Henry Christopher Foxhoven, 45, was the pastor at Holy Cross and St. Mary of the Hill parishes in the Diocese of Steubenville. According to the Athens County prosecutor, the teen was an altar girl at …

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Priest Accused Of Faking Anti-Catholic Hate Crime Assault On Day Pope Condemned Abuses By Priests

CBS News Chicago reports: A Northwest Indiana priest failed to adhere to (at least) one of the Catholic Church’s ’10 Commandments’–‘Thou Shalt Not Lie’–after accusations surfaced that he made up a story about being attacked at the altar in August. Father Basil Hutsko of Saint Michael Byzantine, a Catholic church in Merrillville, has been placed on administrative leave following allegations …

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BREAKING: Feds Arrest Man In Connection To Bombs

CNN reports: Federal authorities have arrested a man in connection to the suspected explosive packages discovered this week, multiple law enforcement sources tell CNN. Trump was being briefed on the latest developments Friday morning, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said. As the situation unfolded, the President tweeted about illegal immigration, a key campaign issue he’s highlighted ahead of the …

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Man Accused Of Groping Woman On Plane Tells Cops “The President Says It’s OK To Grab Their Private Parts”

ABC News reports: A man arrested for allegedly touching a woman’s breast on an airplane, according to court documents, told authorities “the president of the United States says it’s OK to grab women by their private parts.” Bruce Alexander was on a Houston-to-Albuquerque flight on Sunday when he twice leaned forward and touched the breast of a woman sitting in …

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Police Detonate Bomb Mailed To George Soros’ Home

NPR reports: An explosive device was found at the Westchester County, New York, home of billionaire philanthropist George Soros on Monday afternoon. In a statement to NPR, the Bedford Police Department said an employee of the house found a suspicious package in the mailbox. They opened it, revealing what “appeared to be an explosive device.” The employee placed the package …

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Man Charged For Threatening To Kill Dianne Feinstein

CBS Los Angeles reports: Authorities formally charged a 47-year-old Lancaster man with attempting to threaten the life of California Senator Dianne Feinstein. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said Craig Steven Shaver faces one felony count each of attempted criminal threats and possession of a firearm — a revolver — by a felon. The case also alleges Shaver was …

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Border Patrol Agent Pleads Guilty To Sparking 47K Acre Wildfire With Fireworks At Gender Reveal Party [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: A Border Patrol agent pleaded guilty to starting an Arizona wildfire by shooting a rifle at a target intended to reveal the gender of his baby. Dennis Dickey, 37, of Tucson, Arizona, pleaded guilty Friday to causing the Sawmill Fire, which torched swaths of Coronado National Forest, federal land administered by the U.S. Forest Service, and caused …

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MARYLAND: Multiple Fatalities In Mass Shooting

CBS Baltimore reports: Multiple police agencies are responding after reports of shots fired in Harford County, Maryland just south of Aberdeen. Multiple people have been shot in the area Spesutia Road and Perryman Road, according to the Harford County Sheriff’s Office, and the situation is still active. Police have confirmed that the shooter has not yet been taken into custody. …

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Trump Mocks Light Sentence For George Papadopoulos

CNN reports: President Donald Trump on Friday mocked the two-week prison sentence given to former campaign adviser George Papadopoulos who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contact with Russian operatives before the 2016 election, despite declaring hours earlier: “I don’t know him.” Papadopoulos, who was sentenced to 14 days in jail, is the first Trump adviser to …

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DOJ Shakes Up Criminal Case Against Aaron Schock

Politico reports: The Justice Department is replacing the prosecutors overseeing the criminal case against former Rep. Aaron Schock, an unusual move that could delay the proceedings in the case. In a court document filed on Thursday, John Childress, the U.S. Attorney for the Central District of Illinois, told U.S. District Court Judge Matthew Kennelly — himself new to the case …

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Over 20 Guns, Hundreds Of Ammo Rounds Found At Home Of Man Who Vowed To Kill Journalists [VIDEO]

Courthouse News reports: California man who made a series of calls to the offices of The Boston Globe threatening to kill journalists was ordered released on bond by a federal judge Thursday despite the objections of prosecutors who painted him as a danger to his community. While waiting to be called before Magistrate Judge Paul Abrams, 68-year-old Robert Chain sat …

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DNC Headquarters Evacuated After Bomb Threat

Politico reports: The Democratic National Committee’s headquarters was evacuated Tuesday following a bomb threat, a spokesperson said. “There was a bomb threat that came in this afternoon and the DNC took the necessary precautions and evacuated the building,” DNC spokesperson Xochitl Hinojosa said in a statement. Hinojosa said the DNC is currently working with law enforcement on the threat. The …

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GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter +8 Despite Theft Arrest

The Hill reports: Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) holds an 8-point lead over his Democratic opponent despite being indicted on charges of misusing campaign funds, according to a new poll. A Survey USA poll published Monday found that among likely voters in California’s 50th District who were surveyed, 47 percent plan to vote for Hunter, compared to 39 percent who favor …

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Duncan Hunter Blames Wife For Stolen Money, Claims His Text Messages Were Edited, Won’t Resign [VIDEO]

Newsweek reports: Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter pleaded not guilty to charges of illegally using campaign funds for personal expenses on Thursday and blamed his wife Margaret Hunter, saying she handled his finances. “She was also the campaign manager, so whatever she did that’ll be looked at too, I’m sure,” Hunter told Fox News on Thursday. “But I didn’t do it. …

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Insane Details Released In Indictment Of GOP Rep

Yesterday GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter and his wife were indicted for stealing over $250,000 from Hunter’s campaign donations. The details from the charging documents are out and well, read for yourself: Throughout the relevant period, the Hunters spent substantially more than they earned. They overdrew their bank account more than 1,100 times in a seven-year period resulting in approximately $37,761 …

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UGANDA: US Pastor Arrested For Assaulting Black Hotel Employee, Hurled N-Word, “You Hate Jesus!” [VIDEO]

Kenya’s Citizen TV reports: Uganda Police have arrested Jimmy Taylor, the racist American pastor who was seen attacking a hotel employee in a video on social media. Taylor has been detained at the Central Police Station, Kampala on charges of assault. A video of the racist American pastor emerged online showing him pursuing a hotel employee and slapping him several …

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Lawyer For Pharma Douche Sentenced To 18 Months

Courthouse News reports: “I will regret every day of my life the day I met Martin Shkreli.” Evan Greebel, the former lawyer for “Pharma Bro” Shkreli, briefly addressed the court for the first time during his sentencing Friday for wire and securities fraud conspiracy. U.S. District Judge Kiyo Matsumoto sentenced Greebel to 18 months in prison and over $10 million …

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