A black Chicago pastor was recently forced into hiding for endorsing Bruce Rauner, the Republican candidate for governor in Illinois.
Rev. Corey Brooks, pastor of the New Beginnings Church of Chicago located on the South Side, has taken his family to an undisclosed location after receiving death threats through voice mail and social media.
Brooks’ church was also recently burglarized. About $8,000, money collected for a new community center for the church, was stolen from a collection box.
Brooks told WGN, “it’s unfair that a person does not have a right to voice their opinion and speak about who they want to support, and that some people still feel that you have got to stay on this Democratic plantation, and if you choose to leave it or go off it, we will attack you.”
The station played a phone message Brooks received, saying “watch your back fat [expletive]. We own you black, we own you. They can’t protect you, you sell-out. You Uncle Tom [expletive]. Token. You[‘re] a puppet for Bruce Rauner.”
The conservative watchdog group Cause of Action says the Senate Ethics Committee is claiming to have misplaced an ethics complaint about Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) sent over 300 days ago — and that the committee acknowledge receiving at the time.
“It is a little mysterious that we have a return receipt from the Senate mail and they say they never received it. That’s a comfortable excuse for not investigating something,” Dan Epstein, the Executive Director of Cause of Action, said in an interview with Breitbart News Tuesday.
On December 16, 2013 Cause of Action submitted an ethics complaint charging that Reid inappropriately influenced then-U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Alejandro Mayorkas and another official for the approval of EB-5 visas for certain “favored investors” that had not been approved due to “suspicious financial activity.”
“Despite the fact that these applications were ineligible for appeal, Senator Reid’s efforts to lobby USCIS resulted in the reconsideration and approval of these applications, as well as the subsequent securing of millions of dollars in foreign and domestic funds for the SLS Hotel & Casino and American Dream Fund EB-5 Regional Center- both of which are major contributors to the Democratic Party and its candidates,” the initial December complain letter read. “Even more troublesome is the fact that Senator Reid’s son, Rory Reid, and his law firm, Lionel, Sawyer & Collins P.C., are legal counsel to the SLS Hotel & Casino.”
Read the full story at Breitbart.com.
Okay, Africans can be overlapped by Christians, Hindus and Buddhists, so the number may be off, but even then, the number is still staggering.
Early voting just started last week in Maryland, but there are already accusations that some voting machines are changing Republican votes to Democrat. Now Republicans are calling for an investigation by the State Board of Elections.
As Marylanders go to the polls, there are concerns that the vote you cast may not be for the candidate you want.
“We’ve heard from scores of citizens in our district and around the state who have had this problem where they hit one button to vote for one person, and when they go to the summary they see that the other person was checked,” said Del Nik Kipke, (R) Anne Arundel County.
Republicans say they’ve received several dozen reports of Republican votes being changed to Democrat.
Del. Kathy Szeliga says it happened to her.
“I kept pushing the Republican guy’s name and the machine kept going beep, beep, beep,” said Szeliga, (R) Baltimore & Harford Co.
Now GOP leaders are calling for an investigation.
Read the full article at CBS Baltimore.
Hackers suspected of working for the Russian government breached the White House’s unclassified computer networks in recent weeks, according to a published report.
According to The Washington Post, the attacks resulted in temporary disruptions to some services while cybersecurity teams worked to contain the incursion. Anonymous White House officials told the paper that the intruders had not damaged the system and there was no sign that the classified network was breached.
The Post reported that the FBI, Secret Service, and National Security Agency are all involved in an investigation of who was responsible for the hack. It was not immediately clear whether any data was stolen.
A White House official told the Associated Press Tuesday that “activity of concern” was detected while assessing numerous possible cyberthreats that the Executive Office of the President is made aware of daily. The official said that the situation was dealt with immediately and work continues, although the new measures have led to temporary outages and loss of connectivity for some White House employees.
Read the full article at FoxNews.com.