Seated in a wheelchair and wearing a jail-issue jumpsuit, Amanda Gould felt certain the judge would release her. Her lawyer, her kids and husband thought so too. She knew her case was complicated, knew she had messed up by violating the terms of her probation. But two months in Pasco County Jail for something that …

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A 28-year-old woman was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison for planting a pistol in a child’s backpack and anonymously reporting him to the school. Heather Hodges, who pleaded guilty to unlawful carrying of a weapon on restricted premises in exchange for the dismissal of two lesser charges, was the live-in girlfriend of the …

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from Fox News Mexican judge frees jailed Marine Andrew Tahmooressi, family says A Mexican judge has freed jailed US Marine Andrew Tahmooressi, his family said late Friday. Tahmooressi, 26, who served two tours of duty in Afghanistan, has been held since March 31, when he said he mistakenly crossed into Mexico with three legally-purchased and …

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Federal employees who are issued so-called purchase cards are permitted to spend up to $3,000 — known as “micropurchases” — and do not have to disclose those purchases publicly. A House Oversight subcommittee held a congressional hearing earlier this month on misuses of the government credit card, asking why federal employees were swiping the card …

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A Baltimore police officer who was caught on video beating a suspect — but remained on the job for three months until the video was publicly revealed — was criminally charged with assault and perjury, city prosecutors announced Wednesday. Officer Vincent E. Cosom Jr., a seven-year veteran of the force, is shown on city surveillance …

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from Thomas Madison, Powdered Wig Society The really shocking case is the Republican campaign worker who calls her boss, the campaign manager, to see if it is OK for a non-citizen to vote for the opposition, and the boss says, “YES!” What the….?! No wonder Republicans have been getting their asses kicked!

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A photo posted by Paul Rigney (@paulrigney) on Oct 10, 2014 at 12:37pm PDT From the White House, local schoolchildren coming to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. for trick-or-treating will receive: • A box of White House Hershey Kisses • A bag of black licorice and orange tangerine jelly beans • A White House Sweet Dough Butter Cookie • …

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Delaware Republican Senate candidate Kevin Wade is taking a jab at Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) over Ebola in a new campaign ad released Thursday. Coons this week criticized quarantines of American health care workers returning from West Africa and as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Africa, he’s put himself out front on …

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By Thomas Madison As an American it is a nightmare to watch our president support Jew-hating terrorists, while simultaneously condemning Israel for defending itself and remaining completely silent as officials in his White House label Israel’s prime minister “chickenshit,” his silence on the matter proving that he agrees with it. While Iran continues building nukes …

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Muslims Declare Jihad on Dogs in Europe by Soeren Kern, Gatestone Institute A Dutch Muslim politician has called for a ban on dogs in The Hague, the third-largest city in the Netherlands. Islamic legal tradition holds that dogs are “unclean” animals, and some say the call to ban them in Holland and elsewhere represents an …

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     Thousands who stated they are not U.S. citizens on jury duty forms went on to cast votes in elections… from Bryan Preston, PJ Media An election integrity watchdog group is suing the state of Maryland, alleging that it has discovered massive and ongoing fraudulent voting by non-U.S. citizens in one county. But because of the way …

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Minnesota university encourages ‘respectful’ Halloween costumes, student told Pocahontas is ‘offensive’ Via Campus Reform The University of Minnesota-Duluth’s office of Academic Affairs has encouraged students to pick respectful Halloween costumes this year. UMD’s administration did not lay out guidelines for what costumes could be considered offensive and did not list a punishment for an offensive costume. …

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This week on Fox’s “Hannity,” Glenn Beck advocated for a return to common sense in Congress. Beck said three issues were of particular importance to him: 1) protecting our country from Ebola; 2) calling Islamic terrorism what it really is; and 3) stopping the Federal Reserve from digitizing more money. Glenn Beck is often right …

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Just days before an election that will likely see Democratic losses in the House and Senate, some Democrats are already trying to blame that result on Republican attempts to restrict blacks from voting. It’s an argument that many Democrats are likely to stoke over the next two years as they try to restrict states from …

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In court filing, state of Maine says Kaci Hickox’s roommate tested positive for Ebola without knowing how she came into contact with virus State of ME says it believes #KaciHickox roommate in Africa tested positive for Ebola but any risk to Kaci from that incident has passed — Marnie MacLean (@MarnieNECN) October 31, 2014 Marnie MacLean …

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