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Blog Profile / Jonathan Turley

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Posts on Regator:5938
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Archived Since:May 9, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Predicting Obama: Is The Right Ever Right?

8 hours agoNews : Jonathan Turley

By Mark Esposito, Weekend Blogger I have been reading about the latest Breitbart-inspired dire prediction of the nefarious ( and possibly illegal) machinations of the Obama Administration. You know “Green Paper-Gate.” It’s the one where...Show More Summary

RT Reporter Resigns Over “Being Told To…Obscure The Truth” And Having To “Work For Putin”

10 hours agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Submitted by Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor A second reporter for the Russia backed television network RT (Formerly known as Russia Today) has resigned her position due to what she considered to be being required to obscure the truth and whitewash the actions of Russian President Vladimir Putin. She made the announcement via a RT News […]

U.S. Kurds To Stage Mock Sex Slave Auction and Begin Hunger Strike At White House

11 hours agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Submitted by Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor Members of the Kurd Community residing in the United States will host a demonstration to draw attention to the plight of Yezidi and Christian women in Iraq and Syria suffering and persecuted at the hands of ISIS. Reportedly beginning at 10:00am on Monday, October 27, members of the Kurdish […]

Seattle Requiring Medical Marijuana Dispensaries To Obtain State License In Order To Remain In Business: The Problem, No Such License Exists

11 hours agoNews : Jonathan Turley

By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor In another example of the bureaucratic disarray shackling the recreational and medical marijuana industry in Washington State, the City of Seattle sent a warning letter to over three hundred medical marijuana dispensaries requiring them to obtain a state license for medical marijuana by next summer or face closure. The problem […]

Iran Hangs Woman Who Claimed That Intelligence Official Drugged And Raped Her

14 hours agoNews : Jonathan Turley

We previously discussed the pending execution of Rayhaneh Jabbari, 26, for killing a former Iranian intelligence official who she said had raped her. Early reports that the execution had been carried out were premature and international efforts intensified to save Rayhaneh. I regret to report that the Associated Press is now reporting that today the […]

Less Than Earnest: White House Calls CBS “Crazy” In Asking For Confirmation Of Immigration Plans After Reports Of Massive Preparation For Post-Election Change

We have been discussing the extraordinary and public decision of President Barack Obama to withhold any information on his promised changes in immigration until after the election. While immigration remains one of the most important issues of this election, Obama officials have admitted to preparing for the changes while refusing to give any details or […]

The New Spousal Immunity Defense? Justice Department Reportedly Invokes Executive Privilege Over Holder’s Communications With Wife Related To Fast and Furious Controversy

There is a new release out of Judicial Watch, which has been meeting with success in its effort to defeat extreme privilege assertions by the Obama Administration in seeking records related to the infamous Operation Fast and Furious. The Obama Administration has been repeatedly criticized for expansive claims of presidential power and privilege. I have […]

Report: Brown Was Not Shot With His Hands In The Air

More evidence is emerging supporting Ferguson officer Darren Wilson’s claims in the shooting of Michael Brown. The most recent story states that Brown did not have his hands up in the air, as supporters have long claimed, when he was shot. The image of people holding her hands in the air has become the unifying […]

Supreme Court Issues Rare Correction In Ginsburg Dissent

The U.S. Supreme Court rarely makes a correction — even when they are clearly called for by mistakes in law or fact. To their credit, opinions tend to minimize such errors (beyond those of judgment). After all, with the failing number of cases, the justices write relatively few opinions and take a relatively long time […]

Study: Galdiators Eat Primarily Grains and Drink Ash Tonic

Having just come back from exploring the Coliseum in Rome, this story captured my interest. Anthropologists have analyzed the diet of gladiators in the city of Ephesus and determined that they mainly lived on a beans-and-grains diet rather than meat. a drink made of plant ashes that was supposed to “fortify the body after physical […]

Alabama Pastor Removed After Admitting To Use Of Drugs And Having Sex With Women In The Church Without Telling Them That He Was HIV-Positive

It is relatively rare for a judge to be placed into a position of having to determine who gives a sermon at a church but that unenviable position was forced upon Montgomery County Circuit Judge Charles Price who was faced with an uprising against Rev. Juan McFarland, 47, at his Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. They […]

Run, Sponge, Repeat: China Holds Marathon With Runners Wearing Masks and Cleaning Skin To Deal With Hazardous Air Pollution

The 34th Beijing International Marathon was held on Sunday — an event long-planned by the government to highlight its economic development and tourism. It did not work out quite that way. Instead of a marathon, the race looked like a competition to see who could hold their breath for over 26 miles after pollution levels […]

Report: Mississippi Incarcerates More People Per Capita Than Russia and China . . . Combined

There is a rather shocking statistic being reported out of the International Centre for Prison Studies this week: Mississippi locks up more people per capita than China and Russia combined. It turns out the “Hospitality State” may continue to have one of the lowest rankings in public education and employment but they will put you […]

The Death of Maximus: Texas Couple Allege That Videotape Shows Officer Shooting Their Dog Without Provocation

There is a highly disturbing controversy in Texas where a couple sys that the Cleburne, Texas police effectively executed their pit bull, Maximus. They say that the videotape shown below confirms the lack of necessity to use lethal force. We had discussed a long line of controversies where officers had killed family dogs. These cases […]

Voter ID Unmasked

Respectfully submitted by Lawrence E. Rafferty (rafflaw)-Weekend Contributor I can still remember the first time I voted in a National election.  I was a young, 18-year-old student and I could finally have a say in who was going to run the country.  It was a proud day for me and the countless other 18 year […]

Viral Video Showing New York Police Profiling Arab Men Revealed As Hoax

Recently, a YouTube video caused outrage after two filmmakers showed how they were subject to raw and insulting profiling by a New York police officer as Arabs. They posted the video and called for people to rise up against such profiling. The problem is that it turns out to be a hoax. Adam Saleh and […]

King Football: The Season Of Our Discontent

By Mark Esposito, Weekend Blogger Good afternoon folks, and welcome to the sports holy day known as NFL Sunday. We mostly all love it. The collisions, the sparkling cheerleaders, the feats of athleticism that would have made an ancient Greek Olympian proud. It’s all there – drama, excitement, pageantry, bright colors and morality. Yep there’s bad boys […]

Pakistani Court Upholds Death Sentence For Mother of Five Who Was Accused Of Insulting Mohammad

We have previously discussed the outrageous case of Asia Bibi who is the latest victim of a death sentence under the medieval Sharia law system imposed in Muslim countries — sentenced to death for insulting Mohammad. Now, a court in Lahore upheld the verdict and affirmed the death sentence for the 50-year-old motion of five. […]

Home Sweet Home

While I loved Italy and Sicily, I did long to return to my hikes on my favorite trails in Maryland and Virginia. I did my usual dawn hike this morning on Billy Goat trail and it was glorious with the leaves changing and the crisp autumn wind. The only downside was that there is a […]

Thank You For Voting [Democratic]: Illinois Voting Machine Changes Republican Votes Into Democratic Votes

As a Chicago native, I am often faced with references to dead people voting and rigged elections. Unfortunately, having grown up under the original Daley machine, they are largely true. My parents helped found the Independent Voter movement and documented some unbelievable cases of fraud. I recall on precinct where the captain actually produced more […]

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