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for the week ending 12 May 2019

Donald Trump Compares Pete Buttigieg To
Mad Magazine Cartoon Alfred E. Neuman

(Breitbart) — President Donald Trump ridiculed Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Friday, describing him as Alfred E. Neuman, the cartoon icon from Mad Magazine.
Alfred E. Neuman-Buttigieg
“Alfred E. Neuman cannot become president of the United States,” he said when asked by Politico reporters about his thoughts on Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana who is now running for president.

Newman was first published in the magazine in 1956 and famously appeared as a write-in candidate for president on the cover.

Newman is entirely fictional, but still gets some of the protest vote in recent presidential elections.
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History Channel, Food Network Outrank CNN
(Ranked 16th) For Total Prime Time Viewers

(Breitbart) — For the week of April 29, CNN had a rough time garnering prime time viewers as the network fell out of the top ten and behind the History Channel and the Food Network.

The rankings, which were released Wednesday, revealed Fox News Channel had garnered the most prime time viewers last week with a total of 2.5 million, up six percent compared to last year.

In addition to placing first in prime time viewership, Fox News Channel was also the most-watched cable news network for live coverage of Attorney General William Barr's hearing, which drew in 2.2 million viewers.

MSNBC ranked third for the highest prime time ratings with a total of 1.75 million viewers, which remained steady compared to the same week last year.

Ninth on the list for highest prime time viewership last week is the History Channel with 1,015,000 total viewers. The Food Network ranked 15th on the list with 787,00 total prime time viewers, followed by CNN, which had a difficult week in prime time.
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 Third Parent Pleads Guilty In College Admissions Scandal: This One Paid $400K To Get Son Into Georgetown

BOSTON (USA Today) — An executive from Los Angeles pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges related to paying a $400,000 bribe to Rick Singer, the mastermind of a national college admissions scandal, to get his son into Georgetown University.

Stephen Semprevivo, an executive at Cydcor, a "privately held provider of outsourced sales teams," pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud in a deal with prosecutors.

Semprevivo appeared in Boston federal court before U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani, who accepted the plea agreement. It means he waives the right to a trial and the ability to appeal the judge's sentence.

Semprevivo, 53, is now the third parent and eighth overall defendant in the "Varsity Blues" scandal to plead guilty in court. Another 11 parents, including actress Felicity Huffman, have agreed to plead guilty and have hearings later this month.
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 Former Air Force Intelligence Analyst Charged
With Leaking Obama-Era Drone Secrets

WASHINGTON (NBC News) — A former Air Force enlisted man who served as an intelligence analyst and government contractor was charged Thursday with illegally giving classified information to a reporter.

A spokesman for the Justice Department said Daniel Everette Hale, 31, of Nashville, Tennessee, was arrested Thursday morning and would make his initial appearance there later in the day.

Court documents said Hale gave more than a dozen classified documents to the reporter that were then published in whole or in part on a news website. Though the documents did not name either the journalist or the news organization, federal officials confirmed that the reporter was Jeremy Scahill, and the online news site was The Intercept. Scahill is listed on the website as one of its three founding editors.

A grand jury indictment said Hale met the reporter at an April 29, 2013 book tour event in Washington, which started several months of conversations between them, in person and through an encrypted messaging app.
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 Boeing Crash Fight Will
Set Price On Victims' Minutes Of Terror

(Bloomberg) — The amount of money Boeing Co. and its insurers will pay to the families of those who perished aboard two doomed jets will be dictated in part by one particularly grim calculation: How long did the victims know they were plunging to their deaths.

That measure is just one part of an expanding legal fight to determine financial liability after Boeing 737 Max crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia that killed 346 people in the span of five months. The passengers' families also could win damages for grief, sorrow, loss of companionship – and paychecks that will never be earned.

While settling all those claims could cost $1 billion, according to a Bloomberg Intelligence estimate based on prior cases, legal experts agree the payouts could be even higher if evidence shows Boeing knew about flaws in the planes before the tragedies. That's already prompted investor lawsuits claiming the company hid safety risks.
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Maxine Waters Paid Daughter $50K From
Campaign Funds For Accrued Debt

(WFB) — Rep. Maxine Waters (D., Calif.) paid $50,000 from her campaign's coffers to her daughter in recent months to chip away at six figures of accrued debt for an operation that pulls in large sums of money for the congresswoman's campaign committee, Federal Election Commission filings show.

Rep. Waters's committee disbursed two payments to her daughter, Karen, in the amounts of $42,000 and $8,000 during the first quarter, which runs from Jan. 1 to March 31. The $50,000 in payments were made to Karen for running a slate mailer, or endorsement mailer, operation from the campaign and were the most paid out by the committee for any activity throughout the first three months of the year.

Waters's campaign committee reported $94,000 of debts owed to her daughter in pre-general midterm election filings submitted to the FEC on Oct. 17, 2018. However, this amount shot up $90,000 in a matter of weeks to $183,022.15, the Washington Free Beacon previously reported.
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Liberal Student Arrested For
Punching Pro-Lifer On UNC Campus

(Fox News) — A liberal college student was arrested for assaulting a representative of the pro-life group Created Equal after she attacked him at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill – and it was all caught on camera.

Jillian Ward, 19, a pro-choice feminist and aspiring journalist, said she was triggered by graphic photographs depicting aborted children put up by Created Equal. The group uses the images to show "the gruesome reality of abortion and to engage students in conversation about this human injustice."

Ward approached the group's display on April 2, asking them, "Did y'all put these up?"

When Austin Beigel confirmed that he did, she raced toward him with fists flying. Beigel was allegedly punched in the face a number of times and was also hit in the stomach.
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Police: Woman Stashed Seven Syringes In Body Cavity

(Smoking Gun) — In what may be a U.S. record, a Florida Woman had seven syringes stashed inside a body orifice when she was booked into a county jail late Tuesday evening, records show.

Police were called to a Burger King on May 7 in reference to "a female snarling and yelling at staff." The suspect, cops were told, was refusing to leave the Largo restaurant.

When officers arrived, they detected "several indicators of narcotics usage" on the part of Jeymie Wescott. The 35-year-old Wescott, pictured at right, consented to a search of her "property and person," according to an arrest affidavit.

During a pat down, Wescott "pulled away" as an officer "searched the right side of her groin area." The cop reported feeling "something hard in her vagina area."
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Cops To Florida Woman: 'Do You Have Anything Else?'
She Pulled A Gator From Her Pants.

(Miami Herald) — When a Florida deputy asked a woman if she had anything else on her during a routine traffic stop, he wasn't expecting what she did next.

She "proceeded to pull an alligator out of her yoga pants (about one foot in length) and placed it into the bed of the truck," the Charlotte County Sheriff's deputy said in an incident report.

The bizarre encounter took place at about 3:30 a.m. Monday in Punta Gorda.

Deputies were stationed on Tamiami Trail conducting traffic enforcement when they spotted a blue pickup truck that didn't stop at a stop sign, according to the incident report.

The deputy asked for the driver's license, registration and insurance card. The driver, Michael Clemons, 22, told deputies he and his passenger, Ariel Machan-Le Quire, 25, were trying to collect frogs and snakes from under the overpass.
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California Man Who Faked Suicide To Avoid Child Abuse Charges Found In Florida Nearly 3 Years Later

(Fox News) — A California sex offender evading law enforcement for nearly three years by faking his own suicide was finally caught living in a storage container in Florida last week, authorities said.

Michael Patrick Manning, 58, was arrested on May 3 by the Monroe County Sheriff's Department after deputies responded to a burglar alarm at a business at the Stock Island Marina at about 1:30 a.m., the Chico Police Department said in a press release.

Manning, who was facing charges related to the alleged sexual assault of a minor and child pornography in California, was found living in an unlocked storage container next to the property.

The suspect falsely identified himself as William Wallace Littlejohn. He had in his possession a U.S. passport and U.S. Navy ID card to back up this claim, officials said.
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