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Bill Clinton sued for election fraud

(Horn News) For years conservatives have complained about the Clintons’ dirty campaign tricks.

Now it looks like even liberals are getting sick of them.

Supporters of Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders have filed a lawsuit against former President Bill Clinton in Massachusetts court, claiming he broke the law to help deliver the state to his wife earlier this month.

According to the lawsuit filed by a group called MA Sanders Voters and Volunteers Disenfranchised by Bill Clinton, the former president engaged in a number of illegal activities, including openly campaigning at polling stations.

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Pennsylvania Supremes toss Cruz-eligibility lawsuit

(Talking Points Memo) Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has won a case in Pennsylvania’s highest court that had challenged his eligibility to appear on the state’s GOP primary ballot and serve as president.

The state Supreme Court order Thursday upheld a lower-court judge’s decision to dismiss the case.

A Pittsburgh resident and registered Republican voter, Carmon Elliott, had argued that Cruz isn’t eligible to run for president or to appear on Pennsylvania’s April 26 primary ballot because he was born in Canada.

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Cruz, Trump in dead heat in Wisconsin poll

(The Hill) Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Donald Trump are in a dead heat in Wisconsin just days before the state’s primary, according to a new poll.

A survey released Thursday by the left-leaning Public Policy Polling found that Cruz leads with 38 percent support, with Trump right behind at 37 percent — within the margin of error.

John Kasich follows with 17 percent.

In a head-to-head matchup with Trump, Cruz leads by a wider margin, 49 to 41 percent. The poll found that 51 percent of Kasich voters would support Cruz if the Ohio governor left the race, while 19 percent would move to Trump.

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Trump jumps into surprise meeting with RNC

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Donald Trump

Donald Trump made an unexpected pit-stop at the Republican National Committee headquarters just two days after abandoning his pledge to support the party’s nominee.

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The Republican front-runner’s decision to stop by the RNC’s Washington, D.C., offices on Thursday raised the eyebrows of pundits since he was only scheduled to meet with his foreign policy team, NBC News reported.

The fragile peace between Trump and RNC Chairman Reince Priebus was threatened on Tuesday when the candidate opted out of a “loyalty pledge” he and his opponents signed months ago.

“No, I don’t anymore,” Trump said Tuesday when a CNN town hall attendee asked if he still supported the document.

The billionaire sees evidence of party insiders setting the stage to deny him the nomination should he fail to secure the 1,237 delegates needed to declare victory.

RNC chairman Reince Priebus

RNC chairman Reince Priebus

Trump has secured 736 delegates to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s 463, but it is a distinct possibility that neither man will pass the 1,237-delegate threshold by the Republican Party’s July convention in Cleveland, Ohio.

A formal statement by Trump on what was discussed with the RNC was not released, although he sounded optimistic on Twitter.

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“Just had a very nice meeting with @Reince Priebus and the @GOP,” Trump tweeted. “Looking forward to bringing the Party together – and it will happen!”

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Keep an open mind and tune in for the Libertarian debate

If you’ve become disgusted by the Republican Party and there’s no chance you’ll vote for a Democrat in November, you may want to tune in to Fox Friday night for the first nationally-televised Libertarian presidential debate.

“A nationally televised debate of Libertarian presidential candidates is long overdue, and we are delighted that it is finally happening,” said Libertarian Party chair Nicholas Sarwark.

“We urge all Americans to tell their friends, co-workers, and family to watch this important debate and see they have a choice,” he said. “They do not have to settle for candidates who are bigoted and insulting; who curry favor with the titans of Wall Street; who put our troops in harm’s way; who have no intention of stopping runaway government spending; and who force Americans to buy lousy yet unaffordable insurance plans.”

Indeed.

The pre-recorded debate is set to air at 9 p.m. ET on the Fox Business Network. It’s hosted by libertarian-leaning journalist John Stossel and Friday’s airing will be the first of two parts.

Matt Welch, the editor over at Reason, will also take part in the event with a post-debate review of the candidates’ positions.

Here’s how he described the event:

Both shows have been taped already, so I can exclusively pre-report that Gary Johnson is decidedly Gary Johnson (squishy from a libertarian-purist point of view on stuff like forcing anti-gay-marriage bakers to do business with homosexualists, sharpest in the field on the whats and whys of specifically cutting government), Austin Petersen looks like a cheeky 35-year-old playing at running for president (“Don’t hate me because I’m pretty!”), and John McAfee has taken the whole “Most interesting man in the world” ad campaign as some kind of personal dare. Crudely speaking, Johnson’s the pragmatist, McAfee’s the philosopher, and Petersen’s the hustler.

Areas of disagreement flare up with the aforementioned Nazi cakes, abortion, Social Security, and gender-pay equality. Each candidate has moments that feel less than ready for prime time, and oh man if John McAfee was on a national debate stage talking about whatever the hell happened there down in Central America. But the biggest sensation for those of us who have become numb watching eight months of decidedly statist discourse might the sheer relief at seeing policy discussed from an unabashedly libertarian point of view.

If the event can muster enough viewership and media buzz after it airs, it could further improve what is already beginning to look like a good election year for the eventual Libertarian nominee.

“If this isn’t an opportunity for the Libertarian nominee — and I hope to be the Libertarian nominee — there will never be an opportunity, in my opinion,” Johnson recently said of the current state of presidential politics.

Johnson currently has a lawsuit pending to get the Libertarian nominee on the debate stage with the two establishment candidates during the general election.

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Eliminating red tape… Obama-style

Providing yet another searing example of the ridiculousness of his tenure in the Oval Office, a new report outlines how President Barack Obama’s executive orders to “eliminate red tape” in government burdened taxpayers and businesses with billions in new regulatory costs.

In 2011 and 2012, the president signed executive orders instructing federal agencies to “modify, streamline, expand, or repeal” existing regulations to lighten the massive regulatory burden on the American economy.

Using its 2+2=5 accounting, the Obama administration has claimed that the president’s actions have created $28 billion in savings since 2011.

Independent reviews, however, tell a far different story.

The American Action Forum in 2014 concluded: “Despite attempts to reduce red tape and ‘promote economic growth,’ recent regulatory reform plans from the administration actually added more than $23 billion in costs and 8.9 million paperwork burden hours. Only three agencies managed to reduce costs.”

And the latest report out from AAF, finds that agency efforts to get rid of red tape since then have only resulted in more burdensome compliance time and costs for Americans. The organization’s findings are based on government “retrospective reports” which detail an uptick in regulatory costs from the previous $14.7 billion increase to $16 billion today.

In addition to the dollar cost, AAF found that the Obama efforts to reduce red tape have also added 6.5 million compliance paperwork hours to the national regulatory burden.

“Too often for this administration, regulations are regularly expanded and rarely repealed or modified,” AAF concluded after reviewing the government reports.

The worst offenders in increasing regulatory burdens despite a directive to do the opposite are the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Health and Human Services. And that isn’t exactly surprising considering the administration has given both agencies unprecedented power to expand Obama’s healthcare and environmental agendas.

Via AAF: “HHS is the runaway leader by imposing $16 billion in net costs and more than 25 million paperwork burden hours. The agency is, amazingly, responsible for 101 percent of the net cost increase, due to cost-cutting measures from other agencies.”

The Department of Transportation, meanwhile, is the only agency to have significantly cut back regulation, with $846 million in fewer costs and more than 21 million hours in reduced paperwork reported in AAF’s review.

The government’s inability to walk back the burdensome regulations it produces is why the Wall Street journal reported that regulatory compliance officer is a job category which has defied economic trends with massive growth over the past several years.

More on Obama’s regulatory jihad:

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Regulation: This Is What The First Two Months Of A ‘Year Of Action’ Look Like

Forget Fiscal Cliff, Here Comes Regulatory Tsunami

Senators launch website for people to air their grievances over burdensome government regulations

Overall Obama Regulatory Burden Nears $500 Billion

 

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Trump camp spotlights Fields’ history of ‘becoming news’

Michelle Fields

NEW YORK – Donald Trump’s suggestion in an interview Wednesday that former Breitbart News reporter Michelle Fields pressed battery charges against his campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, because “she likes it,” echoed his campaign’s initial suggestion that Fields had a history of such allegations against public figures.

Two days after the March 8 incident, Trump campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks said Fields’ accusation that Lewandowski “grabbed [her] tightly by the arm and yanked [her] down” was “entirely false” and that the staff had “no knowledge” of any confrontation.

“We leave it to others whether this (is) part of a larger pattern of exaggerating incidents, but on multiple occasions she has become part of the news story as opposed to reporting it,” Hicks said March 10. “Recall she also claimed to have been beaten by a New York City police officer with a baton.”

In an interview with NBC’s “Today” show Wednesday, Trump said he believes that even if Lewandowski had apologized to Fields, she would have gone ahead and filed battery charges.

“I think she would have pressed charges anyway, because I think she likes it,” Trump said.

Fields did not respond to WND requests for comment.

The March 8 incident at the Trump National Golf Course in Jupiter, Florida, after a press conference was captured in a video released Tuesday by the city’s police department. It shows Lewandowski reaching for Fields as she moves toward Trump then standing next to the candidate with a pen and phone.

Lewandowski, who plans to plead not guilty, turned himself in to Jupiter police on Tuesday morning and will appear May 4 in Palm Beach County Circuit Court on a misdemeanor battery charge.

In a column published March 10 by Breitbart, Fields said she approached Trump after the news conference to ask him a question.

“Trump acknowledged the question, but before he could answer I was jolted backwards,” Fields said. “Someone had grabbed me tightly by the arm and yanked me down. I almost fell to the ground, but was able to maintain my balance. Nonetheless, I was shaken.”

Trump has argued, however, that the overhead CCTV footage his staff gave to the police department, which was released to the public Tuesday, doesn’t show her being yanked down and nearly falling to the ground.

Accused NYPD of assault

The New York City incident referenced by the Trump campaign took place in November 2011 when Fields, then a Daily Caller reporter, claimed she and videographer Direna Cousins “were struck” by NYPD officers as the police tried to clear the street of Occupy Wall Street protesters.

Daily Caller opinion editor J. Arthur Bloom quoted Fields saying: “The police officers were beating the protesters with batons, and were also beating the media. They hit Direna and me with batons. They hit other members of the press in order to get them to move out of the street.”

Bloom wrote that while Fields and Cousins were struck by the NYPD, “neither sustained injuries that required hospitalization.”

Fields said Cousins “had a camera in her hand and I had a microphone, and we were being hit.”

“When I fell to the ground I said at one point, ‘I’m just covering this! I’m covering this!’ And the officer just said, ‘Come on, get up, get up,’ before pulling me up by my jacket.’”

Bloom wrote that “in the crush of the crowd,” Fields and Cousins were unable to get off the street to comply with the NYPD orders, adding that “clear indications” that they were members of the press did not stop what he characterized as “the NYPD beating.”

“The protesters came up to me right away and asked if I needed any medical assistance. They were actually very kind and helpful. It was the police officers who were very aggressive,” Fields added.

In an interview with C-SPAN’s Brian Lamb after the Occupy Wall Street incident, Fields maintained the NYPD were the aggressors, while she found the Occupy protestors to be “quite kind.”

See the C-SPAN interview:

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The video of the incident shows Fields crying and upset but apparently unhurt.

There is no evidence she ever filed a police report.

On March 10, after the Trump incident, Fields’ friend Jamie Weinstein tweeted a photograph of her with the description: “Michelle getting pushed down by police during the Occupy Wall Street protests. Trump campaign serial liars.”

MICHELLE FIELDS jamie weinstein TWEET on NYPD and OCCUPY WALL STREET PROTESTS

Accused Allen West

In March 2015, Charles C. Johnson at GotNews.com reported that Fields accused former U.S. congressman Allen West of groping her in front of an elevator while they were colleagues at PJ Media.

But Johnson said that after making the accusation, Fields “repeatedly and emphatically refused comment on the record and asked that I change her earlier confirmation which I have now done.”

On March 10, Lewandowski posted a tweet drawing attention to the GotNews.com report, commenting that Fields “is an attention seeker who once claimed Allen West Groped her but later went silent.”

West joined PJ Media’s Next Generation in TV January 2013 to host a Web show with Fields and Los Angeles radio host John Phillips.

West could not be reached by WND for comment.

MICHELLE FIELDS daily mail PHOTO AND DAILY MAIL CAPTION on DICAPRIO INTERVIEW

DiCaprio and RFK Jr.

As a PJTV reporter, Fields “confronted” actor Leonardo DiCaprio about his lifestyle during a climate-change protest in New York City, and when DiCaprio refused to answer, Fields “was quickly pushed out of the way by a minder,” the Daily Mail in London reported in May 2014.

A PJTV video of the incident archived on YouTube shows Fields persisting in aggressive questioning even after it was apparent DiCaprio had no interest in responding.

See Fields’ interview with Leonardo DiCaprio:

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Fields posted a comment regarding the incident on Twitter, Sept. 21, 2014: “Talking to Leonardo DiCaprio about climate change. Don’t think he was happy about me bringing up his yachts & jets.”

At the same New York City climate-change protest, Fields cornered Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

See Fields interview with RFK Jr.:

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The Daily Mail reported Fields’ complaints that Kennedy “lost his cool,” “grabbed the microphone” from her and “pointed at her aggressively” after she pressed him, suggesting his lavish lifestyle was hypocritical.

In a tweet posted Sept. 21, 2014, Fields claimed Kennedy got “handsy with me.”

MICHELLE FIELDS michelle fields TWEET on RFK JR __gets handsy__‘Assault and battery, Chicago style’

In an email to WND, Chicago-based reporter William J. Kelly commented that in Chicago, “what happened during the Lewandowski video would have been called ‘being nice.’”

Kelly writes for the American Spectator and has a monthly column on Newsmax.com.

Laura Grock, Kelly’s publicist, told WND that in Kelly’s reporting of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, formerly President Obama’s White House chief of staff, “a politician’s staff and security are routinely rough, never fail to make contact and regularly shove, push, hold people up against walls and trip reporters – even those who have never made any physical contact with the politician – a much different case than what happened with Mr. Lewandowski.”

To make the point, Grock forwarded to WND two videos.

In the first example, Emanuel’s staff shoved Kelly out of the way after the mayor didn’t want to answer questions.

See Rahm Emanuel staffer shove reporter:

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In the second incident, Emanuel’s staff surrounded, pushed and tripped Kelly numerous times as he was trying to interview the mayor, though he was nowhere near him.

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Kelly is also an Emmy award-winning TV producer and has contributed to the Washington Times communities section and Breitbart.com.

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Bolton: Open borders ‘destroying this experiment’ of America

John Bolton, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations (Credit: Wikipedia)

John Bolton, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations (Credit: Wikipedia)

John Bolton, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said immigration is one of the biggest policy decisions facing the country right now and, if the borders continue to be treated like a sieve, this great “experiment” called America would suffer irreparable damage.

Specifically, he told Breitbart News Daily that unchecked illegal immigration is “destroying this experiment” called America, and “the consequences will come sooner than later and they will be negative in their entirety.”

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Bolton also said, Breitbart reported: “There’s a philosophy out there and it’s the kind of conventional wisdom on the international left that international borders, you know, they’re just kind of there and really, people should be allowed to go anywhere they want. They don’t like to say that so expressly, publicly.

“And I guess I’m exaggerating for effect to an extent, but the notion that a given nation, a Spain, can be filled with, I know this is anachronistic, Spanish people, is something that they reject. So if you live in the Middle East and want to live in Germany, why not?”

Host Stephen Bannon then asked Bolton about his thoughts on America’s borders with Mexico.

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Bolton said, Breitbart reported: “I think that after decades of being lectured by our friends in Europe about our attitude toward illegal immigration, they’re now seeing the chickens come home to roost. I think citizenship is a critical concept in a democratic society and America has, over the years, because of our melting pot phenomenon, our ability to integrate people from all over the world – it’s our national motto E Pluribus Unum – it has made us the greatest country in history.

“If you abandon that and say that citizenship is for anybody that happens to be on our side of the border, you’re destroying this experiment. And the consequences will come sooner than later and they will be negative in their entirety.”

 

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ISIS presses attacks on Merkel’s offices, airport

ISIS has called for attacks on Angela Merkel's offices.

ISIS has called for attacks on Angela Merkel’s offices.

ISIS terrorists posted pictures on the Internet that called on Muslims in Germany to conduct attacks, similar to what took place recently in Brussels, against offices occupied by Chancellor Angela Merkel.

The pictures also pressed for terror strikes against the Cologne-Bonn airport, Reuters reported.

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The images were widely published in Germany by local media. Included with the pictures were slogans in German that called for Muslims to attack the “enemy of Allah,” the news outlet said.

“We are aware of this material and our experts are checking it,” a member of Germany’s BKA federal police said, in Reuters. “It is clear that Germany is the focus of international terrorism and that attacks could happen, but this material doesn’t change our security assessment.”

Brussels was hit by terror attacks on March 22 that left dozens dead and hundreds injured. ISIS claimed responsibility for the assault, and shortly after promised more “spectacular” attacks of such nature in key spots in Europe.

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One of the just-published images shows an ISIS terrorist in combat fatigues in a field, looking at Cologne-Bonn airport, beneath which is written: “What your brothers in Belgium were able to do, you can do too.”

Another showed the chancellor building in Berlin on fire, alongside pictures of an ISIS terrorist and tank, with the caption: “Germany is a battlefield.”

 

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