Attorney general regrets meeting with Bill Clinton during email investigation

Attorney General Loretta Lynch is expressing regret that she sat down with Bill Clinton while his wife is under federal criminal investigation, a chance encounter she acknowledges “cast a shadow” on the public’s perception of a case bound to influence the presidential campaign. “I certainly wouldn’t do it again,” Lynch said of the meeting. For …

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Spokane Street Preachers threaten legal action after Pride Parade scuffle

Via KXLY: The street preachers claim they were physically attacked by a 17-year-old parade-goer and have the video to prove it. “We often get misperceived and the hateful ones or the violent ones, but we don’t propagate violence, we don’t do violence to anybody, we just want to talk to people about the gospel,” Kristenea, …

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Let me get this right: Senate Republicans are surprised that the Obama Administration wants to consolidate more power in the federal government instead of releasing it back to the states per the law? Senate Republicans on Wednesday strongly criticized Education Secretary John King, saying he’d failed to follow the intent of the act that replaced …

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BLS: Occupational Employment and Wages in Idaho

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics just released employee and wage data for occupations in Lewiston, Coeur d’Alene, Boise, Idaho Falls, and Pocatello metropolitan areas. News Releases: Jun 30 Occupational Employment and Wages in Boise City — May 2015 Workers in the Boise City Metropolitan Statistical Area had an average (mean) hourly wage of $20.28 …

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US: Drone Strikes Outside Active War Zones Killed 64 to 116 Civilians During Obama Administration

Via USA Today:  President Obama has signed an executive order intended to better prevent non-combatants from being killed in drone strikes after releasing new figures showing that more than 64 civilians have been killed in 473 strikes he authorized since 2009. The long-awaited report on U.S. airstrikes provides the most detailed official accounting to date …

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Suicide by job: Farmers, lumberjacks, fishermen top list

Study shows manual laborers with unsteady employment most at risk. Via the AP: NEW YORK – Farmers, lumberjacks and fishermen have the highest suicide rate in the U.S., while librarians and educators have the lowest, according to a large study that found enormous differences across occupations. The study didn’t explore the reasons behind the differences, …

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US Senate Passes Debt Relief Package For Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is our Greece bailout.  The US Senate passed a bipartisan relief package for Puerto Rico on Wednesday, sending the legislation to President Barack Obama for approval just days before the island is expected to default on a $2 billion payment to creditors. Puerto Rico’s debt crisis has crippled the island’s economy and driven …

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CBS News: “the appearance of impropriety is just stunning”

Paul Reid, CBS News Justice reporter, was taking none of Lynches baloney and called it “shocking, absolutely shocking”: “The most high-profile national security investigation under the attorney general is the investigation into whether or not classified information was mishandled in connection with Hillary Clinton’s server,” Reid told CBSN. “Now, President Clinton and his foundation are …

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Bill Clinton’s secret meeting with Loretta Lynch sparks suspicions over Hillary email scandal

Hillary Clinton’s husband and former President Bill Clinton met with Attorney General Loretta Lynch on her private plane on Monday evening, sparking suspicions that the two discussed Hillary’s email server investigation, although Lynch denies this. The Justice Department and the FBI are investigating the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee’s use of a private, personal server during …

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Report: More problems at Idaho juvenile lockups

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A new report from the U.S. Department of Justice shows that youths are sexually abused more frequently in juvenile detention centers that are understaffed, have more gang violence and more offender complaints. The report, released Tuesday by the department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics, examined the impact juvenile facilities have on sex …

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