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A retired FBI agent is charged with crimes along with a former Soviet diplomat, and separately after getting mixed up with men from Albania and Bosnia

By Robert Willmann Before retiring from the FBI in September 2018, Charles McGonigal was the Special Agent in Charge of the Counterintelligence Division of the New York Field Office, after being appointed by former Director James Comey on 4 October … Continue reading

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The Santa Fe, New Mexico District Attorney will say on 19 January whether a criminal case will be brought against Alec Baldwin for the shooting death on a movie set

By Robert Willmann At 9:00 a.m. Mountain Standard Time tomorrow in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the local District Attorney, Mary Carmack-Altwies, will announce whether a criminal case will be brought against actor Alec Baldwin, who fatally shot cinematographer Halyna Hutchins … Continue reading

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Freedom Caucus chair Scott Perry says they have a “framework” for Kevin McCarthy to be Speaker. Is it a framework or an agreement? Is it enforceable?

By Robert Willmann After two more unsuccessful votes today, 6 January 2023, for Speaker of the U.S House of Representatives, the House will start again at 10:00 p.m. eastern time tonight for more voting. However, in the two votes starting … Continue reading

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The resistance against Kevin McCarthy continues as a 6th vote fails to elect a Speaker of the House

By Robert Willmann The writer Gore Vidal said that in the United States we do not have politics, we have elections. This observation has become more and more accurate. The Democratic and Republican Parties have maneuvered themselves into being the … Continue reading

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The beauty of Christmas through music in a concert with three tenors

By Robert Willmann A timeless concert from 1999 — The Three Tenors Christmas — with Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, and Jose Carreras. Pavarotti passed away in 2007, but left the world a better place through the gift of music. http://vimeo.com/149035819

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Production of the great Boeing 747 jumbo jet ends after 54 years and 1,574 planes

By Robert Willmann A wonderful airplane designed to carry both passengers and freight emerged from the imagination of designers starting in 1967. Called the Boeing 747, it entered service on 22 January 1970 with Pan American World Airways, because Pan … Continue reading

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A county in Arizona wanted to count all midterm election ballots by hand. The Secretary of State’s office said doing that would be illegal!

By Robert Willmann Cochise County, Arizona has a population estimated by the U.S. Census to be 126,050. In order to do its part to support democracy and have an honest election, it wanted to hand count the ballots in the … Continue reading

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Unsolved mysteries: The assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963

By Robert Willmann For the record. On 22 November 1963, President John F. Kennedy was murdered on a public street in broad open daylight in Dallas, Texas by a sophisticated operation. An equally sophisticated coverup and whitewashing of the crime … Continue reading

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Midterm election day. With electronic voting and counting machines, you do not vote, and you do not count the votes.

By Robert Willmann An election has three parts — a voter registration list, voting procedures, and counting the votes — unless you divide the last one into two. That will make it: a voter registration list, voting procedures, counting the … Continue reading

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The political prosecution of Thomas Barrack collapses as a federal court jury finds him not guilty of all 9 charges

By Robert Willmann The U.S. Constitution in the Sixth Amendment guarantees the right to a jury trial “in all criminal prosecutions”. Notice that the federal constitution does not give you the right to a jury trial in all civil cases, … Continue reading

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