Maryland man charged with trying to aid ISIS

By Ralph Ellis, CNN Story highlights Mohamed Elshinawy, 30, of Edgewood, Maryland, was arrested Friday, authorities say FBI says he received $8,700 from people he thought were connected to ISIS for “nefarious purposes” (CNN)A Maryland man has been accused of receiving almost $9,000 to finance a terrorist attack in the United States, the FBI said

Cosby sues 7 accusers for defamation, seeks damages and retractions

By Ralph Ellis, CNN Story highlights Counterclaim accuses seven women of making “malicious, opportunistic, and false and defamatory accusations” More than 40 women have accused Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting them (CNN)Bill Cosby has struck back against some of the dozens of women who’ve accused him of sexual assault. The world-famous comedian countersued seven women

GOP establishment worries about Cruz-Trump showdown

GOP establishment worries about Cruz-Trump showdown

By Theodore Schleifer, CNN Story highlights Ted Cruz has overtaken Donald Trump in recent Iowa polls Neither man is the favorite of the Republican establishment but they are pulling away from the other contenders Watch the CNN Republican debate Tuesday, December 15 at 6:00 p.m. ET and 8:30 p.m. ET. (CNN)Call it the Republican establishment’s

It Was ISIS!

It Was ISIS!

(CNN)The San Bernardino, California, mass shooting is now being investigated as “an act of terrorism,” FBI official David Bowdich said Friday. Bowdich said the FBI “uncovered evidence … of extreme planning.” He said some phone conversations between at least one of the shooters and other people are being investigated. The announcement means the FBI has

Michigan is allegedly parting ways with prison food vendor Aramark by “mutual agreement” and moving to a new contractor, Trinity Services Group, the state announced today.

Jen Hobbs According to Lansing State Journal, a transition will begin on July 29 for a new contractor to provide prison food to inmates on Sept. 9 — that’s “three months shy of the two-year mark of Aramark’s three-year, $145-million contract with the state of Michigan.” Why is the State of Michigan ending its contract with Aramark? The Free Press, using the

NPR reports “President Obama has commuted the sentences of 46 mostly nonviolent drug offenders, nearly all of whom, the White House says, would have already served their time if they were convicted of the same crime today.”

Jen Hobbs Obama has now issued close to 90 commutations to mostly non-violent offenders.  Last year the president commuted the sentences of eight people. Here are the 46 people whose sentences Obama commuted today, and according to NPR, most of these people faced at least 20 years behind bars and 14 of them had been prepared to spend the rest

According to PBS, Bernie Sanders is “gaining against Clinton in early polls.”

Off The Grid Bernie’s definitely got momentum. The question is, can Bernie keep it going for another year and a half and take the democratic nomination from those lining Hillary’s pockets?  It’s possible Bernie could win all the elections and still not get the nomination from the Democratic Party because, technically, he’s still an Independent. He just joined

What does it all mean? What’s really at stake? And what happens after this?

Off The Grid The United States government and five other countries – Britain, France, Russia, Germany and China – are entering final negotiations today with Iran in Vienna, Austria. The deal’s aim: to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons.  The deal imposes restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program and allows for outside inspections to ensure the country is meeting