Former president Barack Obama answered a jury summons Wednesday, arriving at a Chicago courthouse to perform the civic duty asked of all Americans. The former leader of the free world was the only juror to arrive by motorcade, however, accompanied by tight security and met by a throng of news media. As a prospective juror, Obama -- a former law professor -- will join fellow citizens at the courthouse, waiting to see if he is chosen to serve on a trial. He will earn the standard compensation of $17.20 per day. Former president Barack Obama answered a jury summons Wednesday, arriving at
Article misstated: "Obama -- a former law professor" is absolutely FALSE. Obama was NEVER a law professor, he was a law instructor. Big difference!! He and the Mooch both LOST their law licenses, and not b/c they were honest. Rely on the enemedia to inform you of the truth. (Sarcasm)
Did he have to go through the metal detector, or get "wanded"? You know, like us commoners?
(When I served jury, the first day I made the cardinal mistake of showing up with a tiny knife on my keychain. You´d a-thought I was Bin Laden, by the reaction of the security flunkies! I didn´t make THAT mistake again...)
Its the PRESS throng that makes it look bigger than it is plus you can believe calls were made to assure an adoring bunch of groupies. BO was denounced one year ago - finally and resoundingly and that is a fact. He sure is aging quickly, eh?
Article calls him a "Former law professor"- he was never a "Law professor" he was only an attendant lecturer. He was never even a permanent on staff lecturer- he worked on a convenient as you can basis flapping his gums together in front of wide eyed freshmen.
A young veteran was taken by surprise when an anonymous couple paid for his group´s dinner at Applebee´s in Washington upon his return from Afghanistan. Army Spec. Scott Stranne was stunned when the waiter told him that a couple very generously donated $300 to his bill, according to CBS. He said his friends were asking him about his deployment in Afghanistan, which is when the couple must have overheard their conversation. Apparently at the end of the meal the waiter approached the group asking to speak with the ´returning soldier from Afghanistan,´ and Stranne immediately thought the waiter was going
ARMED police descended on a pub in Middlesbrough closing roads in the centre of the town, reports claim. Police carrying guns and shields were seen at the Springfield Hotel pub at 9:30pm where officers were heard shouting to anyone inside before entering the building. The A66 was later closed westbound after a dozen police vehicles swooped on the pub. It is unclear whether the road closure is related to the armed police incident. Officers were reportedly heard shouting: “Armed police, anyone inside show yourself.” Six to seven officers were seen entering the large pub and are thought to be searching it.
Prince Charles also suggested in the letter that American leaders needed the "courage" to "stand up" to the "Jewish lobby." A 31-year-old letter penned by a young Prince Charles has stirred controversy for suggesting that “foreign Jews” were to blame, in part, for the troubles of the Middle East. The letter, which was released by The Daily Mail on Saturday, also includes suggestions that the US should deal with the “Jewish lobby,” a term considered by some to be antisemitic in its conflation with age-old tropes about the wealth and power of Jews. Charles penned it immediately after returning from
At least 350 people have been killed and more than 6,000 are injured after a 7.3-magnitude earthquake hit the border of Iran and Iraq. The powerful quake, which struck 19 miles outside the eastern Iraqi city of Halabja, was felt as far west as the Mediterranean coast. Its worst damage appeared to be in Iran´s western Kermanshah province, which sits in the Zagros Mountains that divide Iran and Iraq, where residents in the rural area rely mainly on farming to make a living. Iranian social media and news agencies showed images and videos of people fleeing their homes into the night as some
A fraudster who claimed she was Hillary Clinton´s friend and could get film makers access to the presidential hopeful for £120,000 has been jailed for nearly four years. Ann Leuser, 56, frauduently claimed to have a close connection with the former US secretary of state and the judge said he could see how her ´quietly spoken Scottish lilt´ duped the film maker Alison Birley and her production team. Leuser boasted how she could gain behind the scenes access to her presidential campaign for the purpose of filming. Leuser, from Fraserburgh, in Aberdeenshire, even paid an actress £5,000 to impersonate Clinton´s director of communications
President Donald Trump´s former chief strategist on Sunday called on American Jews to join his war on the GOP establishment. Steve Bannon appealed to the Zionist Organization of America to ´work as partners´ in his crusade against GOP leaders he blames for blocking Trump´s agenda. Bannon delivered the fiery address at the organization´s annual awards dinner in New York, with several current and former Trump staffers in attendance. ´We´re leading an insurgency movement against the Republican establishment,´ Bannon charged, blaming his adversaries in the establishment for playing games. ´That´s how you get the Iran deal,´ he continued. ´That´s how we still allow
Israel´s security forces and emergency services conducted a drill focused on sharpening cooperation among agencies in the event of a major earthquake in June. The Geophysical Institute of Israel confirmed that an earthquake was felt across the country after a 7.2 magnitude quake hit north of Baghdad at the depth of 34 kilometers below surface. According to Israeli media, people living in the cities of Petah Tikva, Kiryat Ono and Ra´anana felt their, windows, lamps and furniture shaking. Reports on the extent of the quake vary, and the magnitude of the earthquake is not yet known, nor have injuries or
Seven people have been shot at an Indiana nightclub during the early hours of Sunday morning. Four men and three women were injured when two gunmen opened fire at the Dirtty´s Jazz and Blues Club in Gary in northern Indiana on Sunday at about 2.30am. An eighth person hurt his leg while trying to get to safety. Gary Police Detective Sgt. William Fazekas said one of the gunmen is in custody but officers are still searching for the other person involved. Most of the victims are in a stable condition. One victim was rushed to a Chicago hospital with more serious injuries. Police would not
Sponsors of Sean Hanity´s Fox News program are pulling their ads from the prime time commentator´s show following his coverage of the sexual misconduct allegations against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. Keurig, Realtor.com, 23 and Me, Eloquii and Nature´s Bounty all said over the weekend that they would no longer run ads on Hannity´s show, prompting a backlash from protesters on social media. Moore is being accused of having pursued inappropriate sexual relationships with younger women while he was a district attorney in Alabama during the 1970s. The most troubling of allegations, according to The Washington Post which published the allegations in
The UK fell silent at 11am today as the nation marked Armistice Day. A two-minute silence was observed and wreaths laid at the annual Western Front Association service of remembrance at the Cenotaph in Whitehall. Members of the Armed Forces and veterans of past conflicts attended a service of commemoration at the National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire. The events mark the agreement signed between the Allies and Germany that led to the end of the First World War in November 1918. Big Ben, that has been silent since August as it undergoes repairs, chimed 11 o´clock to begin the two-minute silence.
As Trump’s negotiation team begins to create a new peace plan it meets both praise and skepticism. US President Donald Trump and his advisors have begun formulating a new peace plan that is set to surpass in scale prior Israeli-Palestinian peace-making initiatives, the New York Times reported Saturday, The report says Trump´s main advisors currently working on the plan are special advisors Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt. Deputy national security adviser Dina H. Powell, US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and others from the State Department and National Security Council.
A woman was removed from The Citadel´s Holliday Alumni Center and cited by law enforcement for disorderly conduct Friday after interrupting a speech by Steve Bannon, former adviser to President Donald Trump. Bannon, the keynote speaker at the Citadel Republican Society´s annual Patriot Dinner, had just finished contrasting President Trump´s infamous "locker room talk" with alleged sexual assaults by former President Bill Clinton. As he did, a woman stood up, and began shouting at Bannon about Trump´s "grab them by the pussy" remarks. Those attending the dinner drowned out the woman´s words with a
Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden told an NBC audience Monday that he wouldn’t worry much about a potential 2020 matchup against President Trump because he’s “Middle-class Joe.” A hypothetical election showdown between Mr. Biden, 77, and Mr. Trump was laid before a “Megyn Kelly Today” audience to start the week when the former vice president said blue-collar voters “love” him more than the president. He said that while he is still unsure about future plans, his connection with middle-class voters is not in doubt. (Snip) “I understand the Rust Belt. Donald Trump has no notion what those people are
On the anniversary of Donald Trump´s victory, many conservatives were delighted watching the outrageous video meltdowns of the leftwing media. They should be afraid rather than amused. The anger and disappointment over Hillary Clinton´s 2016 loss is not only unprecedented, it´s inexplicable. These are supposedly intelligent, educated professionals and yet their anguish has in some cases turned to unbridled hatred towards the voters who dared to think for themselves. We have been labeled deplorable, moronic, racists and despicable even though these so-called failed political prognosticators have no idea who we really are.
A woman on Monday alleged that Roy Moore, the Republican nominee for Senate in Alabama sexually assaulted her when she was a minor. Beverly Young Nelson said Moore groped her and tried to force her to perform oral sex when she was 16 and she worked at a restaurant that Moore frequented. In a statement, Nelson said that Moore attacked her in his car after offering her a ride home. According to Nelson, instead of driving her home, Moore parked in a lot behind the restaurant. "Mr. Moore began groping me, putting his hands on my breasts. I tried fighting him off, while yelling
Monday on CNBC, former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) said due to the sexual misconduct accusations leveled against former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, he should step aside in his campaign for the U.S. Senate. Bush said, “This is not a question of innocence or guilt like in a criminal proceeding, this is a question of what’s right and what’s wrong. Acknowledging that you’re dating teenagers when you’re 32-years old as assistant state attorney is wrong. It’s just plain wrong.” He added, “We need to stand for basic principles, and decency has to be one of those.
Chelsea Clinton opted for classic black to take the stage at Glamour magazine´s Women of the Year Live Summit, and when it came to choosing heels to match her outfit, she turned to her favorite pair of damaged nude pumps. The 37-year-old, who was named Glamour Woman of the Year in 2014, donned a simple, yet elegant A-line dress featuring scallop detailing on the bodice and hem for the event that was held at the Brooklyn Museum on Monday. Chelsea accessorized her look with a delicate gold necklace and her favorite patent leather pumps, which looked incredibly torn up after
Republican Sen. Jeff Flake says he would rather see a Democrat win Alabama’s open Senate seat than accused teen groper Roy Moore — and compared the GOP candidate to former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke. “If the choice is between Roy Moore and a Democrat, if I were in Alabama I’d vote for the Democrat,” the Arizona senator?, who recently announced he would not seek reelection,? said Monday. “There was a time when Republican senators would go and campaign for a Democrat rather than seat a Republican who would be so repugnant to the party and would diminish the party’s chances
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) said on Friday that if the allegations against Alabama candidate for U.S. Senate Roy Moore are true, he should step aside, and “should be dealt with severely.” But Graham not only hasn’t called for Democrat Sen. Bob Menendez (N.J.), accused of having sex with underage prostitutes, to step aside — he also went to New Jersey on his own dime two weeks ago to testify as a character witness in Menendez’s corruption trial, telling the judge that Menendez is “very honest” and “honorable.” The Washington Post published a story on Thursday quoting a woman named
Known for his insightful take on politics, journalist and author Thomas Wictor believes Judge Roy Moore’s signature in Gloria Allred accuser Beverly Young Nelson’s yearbook is a forgery. (Photo) The sevens in 1977 to the right of “Christmas,” are very different from the sevens in the date (12-22-77) above “Old Hickory House.” “Look at the two versions of the number “7,” tweeted Wictor. “”12-22-77” and “Olde Hickory House” were written by a different person,” he added. Next, Wictor points out “the “R” and “y” in “Roy,”” are not written the same way. The inflection of the “Y” is more pronounced
Texas woman Roslyn Corrigan claims that former President George H.W. Bush groped her when she was just 16 years old. According to Corrigan, the groping occurred in November of 2003 at an event in The Woodlands, Texas. This is the sixth woman to publicly accuse the 41st president of grabbing her butt without consent. Speaking to Time magazine, Corrigan, who is now in her early 30s, said, “My initial action was absolute horror. I was really, really confused. The first thing I did was look at my mom and, while he was still standing there, I didn’t say anything,” she
Sen. Cory Gardner, the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, said the Senate should vote to expel Roy Moore if the Alabama GOP Senate candidate wins the Dec. 12 election. "I believe the individuals speaking out against Roy Moore spoke with courage and truth, proving he is unfit to serve in the United States Senate and he should not run for office," Gardner wrote in a statement. "If he refuses to withdraw and wins, the Senate should vote to expel him, because he does not meet the ethical and moral requirements of the United States Senate." ORIGINAL STORY: Senate
On Monday, Keurig CEO Bob Gamgort issued a memorandum to employees denouncing his own company’s Twitter announcement that it had pulled advertising from Sean Hannity’s television program on Fox News. That advertising pullout came in the wake of an astroturfed campaign from Media Matters based on false allegations that Hannity expressed support for child molestation and had attacked sexual assault accusers. The pullout led to a massive backlash on Twitter, where Keurig owners began smashing their machines and announcing that they would boycott the company. Finally, Gamgort responded thusly: (Tweet) Gamgort acknowledged that normally they would “pause” advertising on a
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is said to be considering appointing a second special counsel to investigate issues related to former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, former FBI Director James Comey, and the Obama administration. Sessions´ contemplation comes after the House Judiciary Chairman urged him to look into Comey´s handling of the FBI´s investigation into Clinton´s email use, the 2010 Uranium One deal, and the Clinton Foundation. Trump has repeatedly called Sessions a "weak" attorney general and pushed him to investigate Clinton and the Democrats as the FBI investigates Trump and his campaign for possible collusion with Moscow during the 2016