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JonBenét Ramsey’s former photographer indicted on child porn charges

JonBenét Ramsey’s former photographer indicted on child porn charges

A former photographer of slain 6-year-old beauty queen JonBenét Ramsey has been indicted in Oregon on child pornography charges following a year-long investigation.Randall DeWitt Simons, 66, was arrested July 2 in Springfield, Ore., according to reports.The grand jury indictment charges Simons with 15 counts of second-degree encouraging child sex abuse.JONBENET RAMSEY DOC WILL ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO COME FORWARD…

Ninth Circuit Hands Trump Administration Win in Sanctuary-City Case

Ninth Circuit Hands Trump Administration Win in Sanctuary-City Case

(Noah Berger/Reuters) The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled for the Trump administration Friday in a case concerning the withholding of federal funds for local policing from so-called sanctuary cities. A three-judge panel of the court ruled 2–1 that the Justice Department could deny Community Oriented Policing Services grants to cities and states that have “sanctuary” policies prohibiting…

Are the Uber and Lyft Bubbles about to Burst?

Are the Uber and Lyft Bubbles about to Burst?

Uber and Lyft drivers protest during a day-long strike outside Uber’s office in Saugus, Massachusetts, U.S., May 8, 2019. (Brian Snyder/Reuters) The companies are already unprofitable, and facing strict regulation.One of my favorite things to ask rideshare drivers is whether and how they calculate their earnings: Do they keep track of hourly wages, how important…

House Democrats Overcome Internal Fissures to Approve Defense-Spending Bill

House Democrats Overcome Internal Fissures to Approve Defense-Spending Bill

(Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) In a 220–197 vote, the House passed the National Defense Authorization Act on Friday, giving a win to Democratic leaders who’d spent months coaxing progressives to vote for the defense-funding package. Progressive lawmakers had expressed distaste for the high price tag of the $733 billion measure and argued unsuccessfully for imposing stricter guidelines…

House Democrats Call Out AOC Aide for Targeting Native American, LGBT Rep.

House Democrats Call Out AOC Aide for Targeting Native American, LGBT Rep.

House Democrats called out the chief of staff to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Friday for previously claiming an openly LGBT Native American congresswoman was enabling racism by not supporting a radical immigration bill. Saikat Chakrabarti, a former Silicon Valley executive who is now Ocasio-Cortez’s top aide, took to social media last month to air…

Buttigieg Draws Larger Crowd in New Hampshire than Frontrunner Biden

Buttigieg Draws Larger Crowd in New Hampshire than Frontrunner Biden

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg appeared to draw larger crowds in New Hampshire on Friday than Democrat frontrunner former Vice President Joe Biden. Both men hosted rallies in Dover, New Hampshire to discuss their presidential ambitions and court supporters ahead of the state’s first in the nation primary. Although Biden supposedly leads the mayor among…