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Verdicts reached in trial of former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell and wife Maureen

http://twitter.com/#!/PostRoz/status/507595498564227072

Brief background on the corruption trial of the former Republican governor of Virginia, Bob McDonnell, and his wife Maureen:

Bob and Maureen McDonnell are charged in a 14-count federal indictment with accepting more than $165,000 in gifts, trips and loan from Jonnie Williams, former CEO of dietary supplements maker Star Scientific Inc., in exchange for special favors.

The seven-man, five-woman jury heard from dozens of witnesses and reviewed a mountain of exhibits over the past five weeks.

The verdicts have been reached:

http://twitter.com/#!/PostRoz/status/507604822866927616
http://twitter.com/#!/NBCKatie/status/507614683885359104

Sentencing is scheduled for early January:

http://twitter.com/#!/kathrynw5/status/507607308617007104

Editor’s note: This post has been updated to include an additional tweet.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/09/04/verdicts-reached-in-corruption-trial-of-former-virginia-gov-bob-mcdonnell-and-wife-maureen/

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9/11 museum visitor says he was told not to take photos

http://twitter.com/#!/redsteeze/status/469210822330552320

Redsteeze paid a visit to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum today and shared some concerns as well as some moving photos.

http://twitter.com/#!/redsteeze/status/469209532309446656
http://twitter.com/#!/redsteeze/status/469210307790139392
http://twitter.com/#!/redsteeze/status/469215638448504832
http://twitter.com/#!/redsteeze/status/469216416500314112

Let’s hope it was just opening day confusion.

Authorized or not, Redsteeze shared a lot of great shots from his visit.

http://twitter.com/#!/redsteeze/status/469190395851976705
http://twitter.com/#!/redsteeze/status/469191187946295298
http://twitter.com/#!/redsteeze/status/469194308814635009
http://twitter.com/#!/redsteeze/status/469195838481514496
http://twitter.com/#!/redsteeze/status/469208164270092288

Haunting, indeed.

Phone battery dying.
Will catch up on mentions.

I'm having a drink.— S.M (@redsteeze) May 21, 2014

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/05/21/911-museum-visitor-says-he-was-told-not-to-take-photos-because-it-might-offend-pics/

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Hickenlooper staffer threatens to call police on investigative reporter

http://twitter.com/#!/allenfuller/status/520728721485885442

That’s Allen Fuller, the communications director for Republican Colorado gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez, asking about the arrest of reporters. The reason? Former Denver Post reporter, former Channel 7 investigative executive producer and current Watchdog.org investigative reporter Art Kane says he was threatened with arrest for trying to procure Gov. John Hickenlooper’s tax returns, which have already been distributed to other media outlets.

John Hickenlooper's stonewalling reporters continues… Campaign spokesman threatens reporter with arrest http://t.co/EX2NCPRGin #copolitics

— Allen Fuller (@allenfuller) October 11, 2014

Kane reports that the campaign spokesman for Hickenlooper threatened him with arrest and called police when Kane attempted to get the candidate’s tax returns, which were distributed to other Colorado media weeks ago.

Beauprez released his returns to Watchdog.org, which is planning to run a story on both candidate’s returns — or lack thereof — next week.

He still believes "transparency creates problems"? Hick campaign spokesman threatens reporter with arrest http://t.co/vJNImk5lff #copolitics

— Bob Beauprez (@bobbeauprez) October 11, 2014

So this is one way to handle a reporter asking for things like . . . tax returns, threaten arrest. http://t.co/RTHXnplwWG #cogov #copolitics

— Kelly Maher (@okmaher) October 11, 2014

Reporter threatened with arrest? http://t.co/CxpulCHsNr Colorado Watchdog must be doing something right @Watchdogorg #copolitics @hickforco

— Sean Paige (@SeanPaige) October 11, 2014

What’s next for the Democrats this week?

Lookin' good out there, Democratic campaigns! Up next: arresting reporters *in* wheelchairs. http://t.co/et6Byop235

— Mary Katharine Ham (@mkhammer) October 11, 2014

@mkhammer The desperation is at unreal levels

— VK (@vickikellar) October 11, 2014

 

 

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/10/11/another-low-hickenlooper-staffer-threatens-to-call-police-on-investigative-reporter/

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‘Sound crazy to you?’ Goldie Taylor’s take on Ferguson is something to behold [video]

http://twitter.com/#!/NoahCRothman/status/502525552579051520

This … is MSNBC.

On this afternoon’s edition of “The Reid Report,” they zeroed in on the big issue in Ferguson:

http://twitter.com/#!/NoahCRothman/status/502524729946030080

Apparently voter suppression has run amok.

http://twitter.com/#!/NoahCRothman/status/502524993054715906

Eh, who needs evidence when you have MSNBC contributor Goldie Taylor?

http://twitter.com/#!/NoahCRothman/status/502525173363638272

Let’s go to the videotape:

Transcript:

http://twitter.com/#!/NoahCRothman/status/502525308873211904

Wait … what?

http://twitter.com/#!/NoahCRothman/status/502525423549698048

Well, you know what they say: MSNBC gonna MSNBC.

http://twitter.com/#!/hboulware/status/502525819710078976
http://twitter.com/#!/hboulware/status/502526170458775553

No kidding.

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Related:

Left outraged Romney paid too MUCH in taxes, gave 30 percent to charity; Reid, Biden hardest hit; Update: CNN/MSNBC’s commentator Goldie Taylor unhinged

Cable news commentator Goldie Taylor: Romney will do anything to win, no one pays more taxes

MSNBC lapdog Goldie Taylor ‘genuinely worried’ about Romney victory

Race card slam! Larry Elder blasts ‘brainwashed’ Goldie Taylor (Bonus questions on Hillary miniseries)

‘Pray for that family’: Goldie Taylor shares harrowing tale of child abuse in wake of Adrian Peterson tragedy

Goldie Taylor: I don’t have any liberty because I’m black

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/08/21/sound-crazy-to-you-goldie-taylors-take-on-ferguson-is-something-to-behold-video/

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‘Blaze’ producer seeks lost luggage; Recalls airline’s Obama-like promise

http://twitter.com/#!/skiplacombe/status/419652850415702017

The producer of Glenn Beck’s “Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson” radio show, Skip LaCombe, has lost his luggage and is engaged in a rather humorous search:

Dear luggage,

I really miss you. I wish you would come home. Was it something I said?

Love,

Skip— Skip LaCombe (@skiplacombe) January 05, 2014

http://twitter.com/#!/skiplacombe/status/419881223809286144
http://twitter.com/#!/skiplacombe/status/419888031881904128

Maybe this Obama-esque promise was part of the problem:

http://twitter.com/#!/skiplacombe/status/419893574377820160

Ha!

http://twitter.com/#!/skiplacombe/status/419899045738340353

LaCombe then thought maybe a photo would help:

http://twitter.com/#!/skiplacombe/status/419979432074285056

We wish him good luck in his luggage search!

(h/t @MACHTink)

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/01/05/producer-of-glenn-becks-morning-blaze-seeks-lost-luggage-recalls-airlines-obama-like-promise/

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Yes, Corona, that was an earthquake

http://twitter.com/#!/ABC7/status/423722492910247936
http://twitter.com/#!/PabloWeather/status/423724832912449536

Southern California residents got a middle-of-the-night jolt when a 3.8 shaker hit near the city of Corona.

It’s the second quake in the area over the last 24 hours.

http://twitter.com/#!/myfoxla/status/423724089421746177
http://twitter.com/#!/TheAlaskaNative/status/423723376423600128

What do you do when the earth moves? Check Twitter, of course!

http://twitter.com/#!/crookelynn/status/423729104488103936
http://twitter.com/#!/555haron/status/423723143660699648
http://twitter.com/#!/Chris_Yeezy77/status/423722295983476736

Exit fact: Tomorrow is the 20th anniversary of the massive Northridge earthquake.

http://twitter.com/#!/Garyx24/status/423727471523934208
http://twitter.com/#!/CNNBrian/status/423723750782427136

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/01/16/yes-corona-that-was-an-earthquake/