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Elderly woman has nightmares due to fraudulent phone calls, police say

Capital Times Features - Mon, 01/18/2038 - 22:14
An 86-year-old Madison woman is fearing for her safety and has developed nightmares, because of a persistent scammer who regularly calls her day and night.

Hillary Clinton´s final trip as secretary of state highlighted conflicts

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Washington Examiner (DC), by Sarah Westwood Posted By: JoniTx- Sun, 03 56 2015 04:56:03 GMT Hillary Clinton was honored with a major award by a Clinton Foundation donor at a ceremony promoted by controversial consulting firm Teneo Strategies during her final official trip as secretary of state. At the former first lady´s side during the Dec. 7, 2012 event in Belfast, Northern Ireland was Huma Abedin, Clinton´s deputy chief of staff at the State Department and senior adviser at Teneo. Abedin´s simultaneous roles at the Clinton Foundation, Teneo and the State Department have sparked controversy in the past. Sen. Charles Grassley, R'Iowa, has written multiple letters to Secretary of State John Kerry demanding to know

Bernie Sanders: Fundraising Machine?

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Townhall, by Daniel Doherty Posted By: JoniTx- Sun, 03 52 2015 04:52:24 GMT Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is a long shot for the 2016 nomination – a very long shot. His early fundraising campaign, however, is putting Republicans to shame. CNN has the scoop: Bernie Sanders´ nascent presidential campaign announced Friday that it raised more than $1.5 million in its first 24 hours, a number that far outpaces what Republican presidential hopefuls posted in their first day. Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont who caucuses with Democrats, kicked off his dark horse campaign for the Democratic nomination on Thursday with an email to supporters and a press conference outside the U.S. Capitol.

Rawlings'Blake lifts curfew, effective immediately

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Baltimore Sun [MD], by Scott Dance Posted By: NorthernDog- Sun, 03 37 2015 04:37:38 GMT Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings'Blake on Sunday morning lifted the curfew that has been in place across the city for nearly a week. "Effective immediately, I have rescinded my order instituting a city'wide curfew," she said in a statement. "My goal has always been to not have the curfew in place a single day longer than was necessary." The emergency curfew, which required all Baltimoreans stay indoors between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., was put in place as riots overtook West Baltimore in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody last month. The curfew was set

Baltimore Riots: Poll Finds 96% Expect More Racially'Charged Unrest Nationwide

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NBC News, by Carrie Dann Posted By: NorthernDog- Sun, 03 34 2015 04:34:23 GMT A whopping 96 percent of Americans say that they expect more racially'charged unrest around the country this summer, similar to the past week´s violence in Baltimore. And more than half — 54 percent — believe a similar disturbance is likely in the metropolitan area closest to where they live. (Snip) Six'in'10 African'Americans said that the discord in Baltimore is attributable to "people with longstanding frustrations about police mistreatment of African Americans that have not been addressed." Twenty'seven percent said that the riots were "caused by people who used the protests about the death of an African'American man in police custody

As Ben Carson bashes Obama, many blacks see a hero’s legacy fade

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Washington Post, by Robert Samuels Posted By: garnet- Sun, 03 25 2015 03:25:18 GMT The black man courting crowds of white conservatives doesn’t seem like the same guy that H. Westley Phillips once idolized. Phillips still relishes the day he heard Ben Carson inspire minority students at Yale University with his story of persistence. He can still feel the nervous anticipation he had while waiting in line to shake Carson’s hand. After the speech, Phillips followed Carson’s path and began to study neurosurgery. “I had come from a public school in Tulsa and came from a single'parent household and thought I was the admissions mistake,” said Phillips, now 27. “But he gave me the comfort to

Hollywood bundlers are losing the spotlight

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Politico, by Todd S. Purdum Posted By: garnet- Sun, 03 16 2015 03:16:46 GMT In the wide'open, Wild West world of political fundraising spawned by the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, a once'bright liberal star has dimmed a bit in the current presidential election cycle: The Hollywood bundler. In the 1990s, a donor who rounded up, say, $50,000 in hard'money contributions from like'minded friends, or gave $100,000 of his or her own money to the Democratic National Committee ranked as a big player – and got a front'row seat – in Democratic politics. In the gilded age of deep'pocketed conservative donors like Sheldon Adelson, Foster Friess and the Koch brothers – who can afford

Christie’s Camp Mobilizes to Salvage White House Hopes

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New York Times, by Michael Barbaro and Maggie Haberman Posted By: garnet- Sun, 03 07 2015 03:07:12 GMT Around 7:30 a.m., as an audience of technology executives started streaming through the ballroom doors of a Ritz'Carlton Hotel in suburban Virginia on Friday, Chris Christie’s iPhone buzzed with the grim news he has awaited for 16 months. Federal charges were coming in the bizarre case of traffic and revenge with which he had become synonymous. Mr. Christie, the governor of New Jersey, consulted with advisers, adjusted his jet'black suit and gamely walked onto a stage before 300 guests eating yogurt parfait and almond croissants. He recited statistics about Social Security and Medicare costs and projected the air of a man thoroughly

Charges against Baltimore officers could have chilling effect on law enforcement nationwide

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Associated Press, by Ray Henry Posted By: garnet- Sun, 03 01 2015 03:01:09 GMT National outrage over the death of a black man while in police custody and the speed with which a prosecutor decided to charge the officers who arrested him could have a chilling effect on law enforcement — at least in the short term while passions are running so high.Former law enforcement officials, prosecutors and defense attorneys say the intense scrutiny being cast on the behavior of police departments nationwide — especially regarding their treatment of minorities — could lead to a temptation to stop pursuing certain crimes and suspects rather than risk accusations of misconduct. "If it´s a not'serious street crime,

Woman killed in Atlanta police shootout had long arrest record

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Atlanta Journal'Constitution, by Alexis Stevens Posted By: earlybird- Sun, 03 48 2015 02:48:01 GMT Despite being handcuffed and in the back of a patrol car, a 26'year'old woman managed to get one hand free and use a stolen gun to fire three shots at two officers, Atlanta police Chief George Turner said Friday.Those officers weren’t hit, but both returned fire, hitting Alexia Christian in the car, parked near Underground Atlanta. Christian, a mother of two, died after being taken to Grady Memorial Hospital. But Thursday wasn’t the first time Christian fought back while being arrested, criminal records showed.When she was caught in a stolen car in September 2006, Christian got into the driver’s seat of

Family of woman killed after firing at APD questions procedures

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution, by Aaron Gould Sheinin Posted By: Hermoine- Sun, 03 48 2015 01:48:11 GMT Family and friends of Alexia Christian gathered Saturday near where she died two days earlier after Atlanta Police officers shot her while she was in the back of a patrol car. (Snip) “If you look at her arrests, she was not in there for no violent crimes,” Felecia Christian said of her daughter. “She might have stolen a car here or there; she was a wild child. She didn’t do anything that would deserve her to be dead. She did nothing to deserve death.”

Baltimore Prosecutor Faces National History of Police Acquittals

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New York Times, by Michael Vines Posted By: flyright- Sun, 03 27 2015 12:27:32 GMT With an unexpectedly speedy and sweeping announcement on Friday of charges against six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, Baltimore’s chief prosecutor sent an unmistakable signal that the days when police misconduct drew a wrist slap are over. It was a bold gesture, experts say — and a risky one. For the pledge may be an empty gesture unless prosecutors secure convictions in Mr. Gray’s death. Both history and the circumstances of the case unveiled on Friday hint that it will be anything but easy. Brutality cases against police officers are notoriously difficult to win, and much about the case,

Perry, Cruz get warm receptions in South Carolina

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CNN, by Ashley Killough Posted By: MissMolly- Sun, 03 41 2015 10:41:42 GMT Columbia, South Carolina' A small throng of GOP presidential contenders descended upon South Carolina this weekend as some of the state´s most involved Republican activists gathered in Columbia for their party´s convention. White House hopefuls took the stage Saturday to give speeches that focused heavily on foreign policy '' a big issue for a state that has eight military installations. But it was Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Ted Cruz, also of Texas, who garnered the most enthusiastic responses from the crowd with fiery performances railing against the Obama administration and laying out their visions for the future. Former Florida Gov. Jeb

Dear Baltimore Family and Friends: Y´all Bein´ Played!

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American Thinker, by Lloyd Marcus Posted By: JoniTx- Sun, 03 33 2015 10:33:53 GMT Dear Family and Friends, Though you have not confronted me or organized an intervention, I know many of you do not understand why I dislike Obama, vote Republican, and joined the Tea Party. Y´all think, Obama is black, we´re black '' so, what is my problem? Dad told me that grandmother, 101 years old when she passed, cried when Obama was elected. I get that and totally understand. Still, I could not go brain'dead and hop on the elect'the'first'black'president bandwagon. As a matter of fact, I was stunned by how alone I was in considering who Obama was as a

The Great American Traveling Riot Circus

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American Thinker, by Clarice Feldman Posted By: JoniTx- Sun, 03 29 2015 10:29:25 GMT To entertain the citizens of Rome, circular arenas – circuses '' were built to house staged events of various sorts, including the slaughter of Christians. After Rome fell, itinerant performers took their shows on the road offering somewhat less grand, but still popular, entertainments. In the United States for the past few years the traveling inner city riots seem to be playing the same role with their own stock characters. There are the young men who died in the course of criminal acts, portrayed at first by the media as innocent children who later turn out to have extensive rap

Biden ‘among’ We the People

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National Review Online, by Kevin D. Williamson Posted By: StormCnter- Sun, 03 25 2015 10:25:20 GMT I wonder how much it costs for Joe Biden to pretend that he’s an ordinary guy? On Thursday, I took the Acela from New York to National Review’s 2015 Ideas Summit in Washington. (If you weren’t there, you really missed some very interesting conversation.) After doing the usual thing — enduring the septic horrors of Penn Station and vowing to travel in the future by private dirigible or not at all — I trucked on down to the end of the platform to the least populated end of a very busy train. I popped in and began looking for a

The End of California?

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New York Times, by Timothy Egan Posted By: StormCnter- Sun, 03 23 2015 10:23:11 GMT ANGELS CAMP, Calif. — IN a normal year, no one in California looks twice at a neighbor’s lawn, that mane of bluegrass thriving in a sun'blasted desert. Or casts a scornful gaze at a fresh'planted almond grove, saplings that now stand accused of future water crimes. Or wonders why your car is conspicuously clean, or whether a fish deserves to live when a cherry tree will die. Of course, there is nothing normal about the fourth year of the great drought: According to climate scientists, it may be the worst arid spell in 1,200 years. For all the fields that will

The Most Popular Politician in America

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National Journal, by Karyn Bruggeman Posted By: StormCnter- Sun, 03 16 2015 10:16:33 GMT In an era defined by unrelenting partisan conflict, exceedingly popular politicians are not only the exception to the rule but seem to be hovering on the verge of extinction. And then there´s Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker. After four months in office, the Republican governor of this deeply Democratic'leaning state is cruising at high altitude, enjoying sky'high approval ratings. And Baker´s top advisers and outside observers say the reasons for his popularity are relatively simple: He´s just keeping his head down and running the state. A Suffolk University poll in mid'April showed that 70 percent of Massachusetts voters approved of Baker. Those figures,

This royal baby girl is historic

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USA Today, by Maria Puente Posted By: MissMolly- Sun, 03 12 2015 10:12:48 GMT It´s still morning in London but they´re already gulping the Champagne outside St. Mary´s Hospital where Duchess Kate of Cambridge has given birth to her second royal baby, a new princess for Britain. Millions of Brits were hoping for — and betting on — a girl to join Prince George in the Cambridge family. She is Queen Elizabeth II´s fifth great'grandchild. But feminists everywhere might want to sip some bubbly, too, because this baby girl marks a major shift in the ancient (nearly a 1,000 years old) and resolutely patriarchal institution of the world´s most famous monarchy.

Cruz’s ideology trumps Texas’ interests, businesses complain

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McClatchy Newspapers, by Maria Recio Posted By: MissMolly- Sun, 03 10 2015 10:10:42 GMT WASHINGTON — When Sen. Ted Cruz, R'Texas, was in his first year in the Senate, he took to the floor to oppose a bill on a program to manage federal helium that was about to expire and that all sides had agreed on. The bill passed 97'2, with Cruz voting against it. What was striking was that the Federal Helium Reserve is based in Texas. He objected because all the proceeds from the sale of the lighter'than'air gas stored in Amarillo did not go to the U.S. Treasury. Cruz, a candidate for president in 2016, has stuck to ideology ever since, even
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