Monday July 6, 2015

Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

Brian Williams forced to leave NBC Nightly News over lies; welcomed to join obvious choice: MSNBC

Brian Williams, the NBC News anchor who became embroiled in controversy over false statements he made about his reporting, will no longer be the anchor of the network’s evening newscast and will be assigned to handling breaking news on controversial liberal cable network MSNBC. Lester Holt takes over the reins of “NBC Nightly News.”  More…

Cursing in Arlington, VA could cost you $250

There was a time when cursing in Arlington would only cost you a fine of $100. But this past weekend, Virginia’s Arlington County Board adopted an ordinance that upped the fine for lewd language to $250.  More…

NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal lied about being black

The white woman who became head of the Spokane NAACP after passing herself off as black was left reeling Friday when the truth was exposed — and splashed across the internet. Her parents, a white couple living in Montana, came forward this week with the tale of their daughter’s strange embrace of a new identity as a black woman.  More…

Police shut down girl’s lemonade stand over lack of permits and health inspection

A lemonade stand operated by two young girls received national attention after police asked for a permit. After shutting them down, a friend of the family went to Overton City Hall to obtain a $150 permit, where they were also informed they would then need to contact the health department.  More…

Prison Worker Arrested After Killers Escape

Joyce Mitchell, the prison worker who has been questioned by New York officials for days in connection with the escape of two convicted murderers, was arrested Friday, state police said. Mitchell, 51, is accused of providing the convicts, David Sweat and Richard Matt, with contraband and helping them escape Clinton Correctional Facility.  More…

Nobel scientist says women in science ‘fall in love’ and ‘cry’ in labs

Nobel prize winner Sir Tim Hunt has an issue with female scientists – they’re too distracting romantically and they cry when criticised. “Let me tell you about my trouble with girls … three things happen when they are in the lab … You fall in love with them, they fall in love with you and when you criticise them, they cry.”  More…

Clueless: Hackers have personal data on every federal employee

Hackers stole personnel data and Social Security numbers for every federal employee, a government worker union said Thursday, charging that the cyberattack on U.S. employee data is far worse than the Obama administration has acknowledged. “We believe that Social Security numbers were not encrypted, a cybersecurity failure that is absolutely indefensible and outrageous.”  More…

NYPD top cop says he can’t find enough black cops because of criminal pasts

The NYPD has a hard time hiring black men to become police officers because too many have criminal records, the city’s top cop said in an interview. NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said it’s a challenge to find hirable blacks because so many African-American men have been arrested.  More…

Woman With Wife Pleads Guilty To Bigamy For Failing To Divorce Husband First

A woman who married her female partner last year without first divorcing her husband has pleaded guilty to bigamy and other charges in Virginia. Prosecutors say 28-year-old Keyshana Rae Childress signed a marriage license in October 2014 and lied about being married.  More…

Franklin Graham is pulling bank accounts from Wells Fargo for featuring same-sex couple in ad

Franklin Graham is calling on Christians to boycott corporations that feature same-sex relationships in their commercials. And he says he’ll do his part by moving all the bank accounts for his two ministries out of Wells Fargo because of its ad featuring a lesbian couple. “This is one way we as Christians can speak out – we have the power of choice,” Graham said.  More…

Female worker probed as possible accomplice in prison break

A female prison worker was interrogated Sunday as a possible accomplice in the Hollywood-style escape of two killers from an upstate penitentiary, sources told The Post. “It’s an employee being questioned,’’ a high-level source said, adding that the worker, who is not a guard, had already been yanked from her post.  More…

Brian Williams will likely lose his anchor chair

A decision about Brian Williams’ fate at NBC could come as early as this week — and it looks like the embattled anchor won’t be returning to “NBC Nightly News.” Industry insiders said NBC News staff, led by NBC News chairman Andy Lack, have been encouraged to think of alternative roles for Williams.  More…