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Rod Rosenstein’s Wife Represented Bill Clinton Shortly After Rod Cleared Hillary As A Prosecut

Mar 22, 2018 — News on the Net

Deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein’s wife Lisa Barsoomian represented then-President Bill Clinton in a 1998-99 civil case in federal court.

Rod Rosenstein worked as a Whitewater prosecutor. In this role, he was in charge of the “FBI Travel Office” case, in which it was found that the Clinton White House illegally seized FBI files from White House travel office employees, including the Clintons’ travel director.—More…


Hollywood’s big bet on Christian movies

Mar 22, 2018 — News on the Net

Christian movies are on the rise.

Just this weekend, I Can Only Imagine — a religious indie film about the best-selling Christian music single of all time — stunned observers by raking in more than $17 million, good for third-place at the weekend box office.—More…

‘Katy Perry Is Used to Getting All She Wants’: Last Nun Vows to Continue Fight Against P

Mar 22, 2018 — News on the Net

With the aid of a walker, Sister Rita Callanan inches through a doorway to a sitting room in the convent where she lives on her own in South Los Angeles.

Sister Rita’s constant companion in the convent is Princess, a 19-year-old cat hard of hearing and blind in one eye.—More…

FBI’s Wray Defends Process Behind McCabe Firing

Mar 22, 2018 — News on the Net

FBI Director Christopher Wray gave an exclusive interview to NBC News on Wednesday defending the process used to fire former deputy director Andrew McCabe.

The FBI’s Office of Personal Responsibility recommended the bureau fire McCabe last week and, several days later, Attorney General Jeff Sessions made the official decision to can him. Some questioned the timing of the decision, as McCabe was ousted just a couple of days before he was set to officially retire from the FBI.—More…

Report: Andrew McCabe Opened Criminal Investigation On Jeff Sessions

Mar 22, 2018 — News on the Net

As deputy director of the FBI last year, Andrew McCabe opened a criminal investigation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, according to a new report.

The investigation was sparked by a request from two Democratic senators who asserted that Sessions gave false testimony during his Senate confirmation hearing in January 2017 about contacts he had with Russia’s ambassador Sergey Kislyak.—More….

New titanium industry could grow out of oilsands waste

Mar 22, 2018 — News on the Net

After several years and nearly $100 million of research, engineers say they have developed new technology to extract valuable metals from the waste produced by the oilsands in northern Alberta.

Canadian Natural Resources and Titanium Corp. have a proposal to construct a $400-million facility at CNR’s Horizon oilsands site to produce titanium and zircon from the materials left over from bitumen production. —More…

Canadians are realizing foreign groups sabotaged our energy economy — for no good reason

Mar 21, 2018 — News on the Net

Is the pipeline debate starting to resolve in favour of pipelines being built and in favour of Canadians receiving full value for our energy exports? I believe it is, in part due to the realization as to just how much of the anti-pipeline campaign is foreign funded. More about that funding in a moment, but there’s a new reason for finding the blatant U.S.-based interference in Canadian energy policy particularly egregious.

The U.S. organization,, loves spouting opinions about Canadian energy. Its founder and most vocal spokesperson, Bill McKibben, seems to believe we need a lot of his help in deciding how we here in Canada should manage our affairs. He unsurprisingly celebrates Canadian pipeline opposition. But what should concern all Canadians is celebrating that it helps get Canadian young people arrested. Here’s a boast from its 2016 annual report: “1,000 people were trained in civil disobedience practices, and 99 youths were arrested in Ottawa protesting the pipeline.”—More…

Vatican media chief resigns over doctored letter scandal

Mar 21, 2018 — News on the Net

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The head of the Vatican’s communications department resigned Wednesday in a scandal about a letter from the retired pope that he mischaracterized in public and then had digitally manipulated in a photograph sent to the media.

Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Monsignor Dario Vigano on Wednesday and named his deputy, Monsignor Lucio Adrian Ruiz, to run the Secretariat for Communications for now. Vigano will stay on in the department in a lesser capacity.—More…

Austin bomb suspect Mark Anthony Conditt blows himself up as SWAT team approaches

Mar 21, 2018 — News on the Net

The suspect in a spate of bombings that terrorized residents of Austin, Texas, died early Wednesday after detonating an explosive inside his vehicle as a SWAT team tried to apprehend him on the side of a highway, officials said.

Authorities had tracked the suspect — a 24-year-old white man — to a hotel in Round Rock, a city in the Austin metropolitan area, Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said at a news conference.—More…

NOAA Data Tampering Approaching 2.5 Degrees

Mar 21, 2018 — News on the Net

NOAA’s US temperature record shows that US was warmest in the 1930’s and has generally cooled as CO2 has increased.  This wrecks greenhouse gas theory, so they “adjust” the data to make it look like the US is warming.

The NOAA data tampering produces a spectacular hockey stick of scientific fraud, which becomes the basis of vast amounts of downstream junk climate science. Pre-2000 temperatures are progressively cooled, and post-2000 temperatures are warmed. This year has been a particularly spectacular episode of data tampering by NOAA, as they introduce nearly 2.5 degrees of fake warming since 1895.—More…

Police officers injured while arresting demonstrators opposed to Trans Mountain pipeline

Mar 21, 2018 — News on the Net

RCMP say three officers suffered minor injuries while making arrests Monday evening at demonstrations against the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline in Burnaby, B.C.

The Mounties say one officer suffered a head injury after being kicked, another suffered a knee injury and a third injured a hand.—More…

Robert Mueller Invested In Hedge Funds Linked to Russia and George Soros

Mar 21, 2018 — News on the Net

Robert Mueller’s complex financial entanglements include investments linked to George Soros and Russia. During Mueller’s tenure at the FBI, high profile cases of financial wrongdoing within hedge funds that he invested in were ignored by federal law enforcement.

An Offended America investigation has revealed that Robert Mueller’s holdings in a fund of funds expose him to Russian investments and to hedge funds tied to George Soros. Mueller’s exclusive hedge funds were not open to the general public, but rather wealthy private accredited investors. The minimum investment in several of the funds is $10 Million.—More….

Christian Film ‘I Can Only Imagine’ is Smashing Success at the Box Office

Mar 20, 2018 — News on the Net

The recently-released Christian film I Can Only Imagine shocked critics this past weekend at the box office by bringing in $17.1 million even though it was only shown at 1,629 locations.

The film is based on the true story of the life of Bart Millard, the frontman of Christian band MercyMe. The film tells the story of how Millard came to write the smash hit “I Can Only Imagine,” which topped both Christian and secular music charts.—More…

Police: 87-Year-Old Priest Beaten, Robbed In His Shelter Island Home

Mar 20, 2018 — News on the Net

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — An 87-year-old priest was in Stony Brook University Hospital on Tuesday after he was violently beaten and robbed in his own home on Long Island.

As police search for clues, friends are looking for answers, CBS2’s Marc Liverman reported Tuesday.

The Real Reason Toys R Us Is Closing That No One Wants to Talk About: Birthrates

Mar 20, 2018 — News on the Net

If you’re a parent, you’ve had at least one passing discussion on the closure of Toys R Us. The mega-giant toy chain that ruled the childhoods of many of today’s parents is shuttering nearly 200 stores this month. While bankruptcy is the official reason, it isn’t the only or perhaps even the biggest reason why Geoffrey the Giraffe is being sent to the big zoo in the sky: Debt. Competition from online retailers like Amazon, as well as cheaper big-box stores like Wal-Mart and Target. Yes, bad customer service, too. All of these are the most commonly cited reasons for the ultimate failure of Toys R Us. But, hidden within their press release on the bankruptcy is a reason rooted in cultural trends, the stuff that ultimately makes or breaks economic indicators:

The decrease of birthrates in countries where we operate could negatively affect our business. Most of our end-customers are newborns and children and, as a result,  our revenue are dependent on the birthrates in countries where we operate. In recent years, many countries’ birthrates have dropped or stagnated as their population ages, and education and income levels increase. A continued and significant decline in the number of newborns and children in these countries could have a material adverse effect on our operating results.—More…

Crash marks 1st death involving fully autonomous vehicle

Mar 20, 2018 — News on the Net

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — A fatal pedestrian crash involving a self-driving Uber SUV in a Phoenix suburb could have far-reaching consequences for the new technology as automakers and other companies race to be the first with cars that operate on their own.

The crash Sunday night in Tempe was the first death involving a full autonomous test vehicle. The Volvo was in self-driving mode with a human backup driver at the wheel when it struck 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg as she was walking a bicycle outside the lines of a crosswalk in Tempe, police said.—More…

Brother of suspected Florida school gunman charged with trespassing at Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS

Mar 20, 2018 — News on the Net

The half-brother of Nikolas Cruz, who is charged with killing 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida on Valentine’s Day, was arrested and charged with trespassing at the school on Monday.

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office said in an arrest report that Zachary Cruz, 18, “surpassed all locked doors and gates and proceeded to ride his skateboard through school grounds” and told investigators that he visited the school to “reflect on the school shooting and to soak it in.”—More…

Supreme Court takes up case on free speech and abortion

Mar 20, 2018 — News on the Net

WASHINGTON — The issue of abortion returns to the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday in a battle over a California law requiring notices for women about the availability of services to terminate a pregnancy.

A religious group representing church-run crisis pregnancy centers says the requirement violates the First Amendment’s guarantee of free expression by forcing them to convey a message they strongly oppose.—More…

George W. Bush appointee assigned to Daniels suit against Trump

Mar 20, 2018 — News on the Net

Adult film actress Stormy Daniels’ lawsuit against President Donald Trump has been assigned to a federal judge appointed by President George W. Bush.

Los Angeles-based U.S. District Judge S. James Otero picked up the case Monday, after lawyers for Trump and a firm controlled by Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen formally removed the case from state court.—More…