Larry O’Connor’s Radar Report 11.08.18

Curious about today’s topics on The Larry O’Connor Show? Below are a few stories on the radar. Be sure to listen to The Larry O’Connor Show Monday – Friday 3pm – 6pm on WMAL.

13 dead after California bar shooting, including sheriff’s sergeant and gunman (Washington Examiner)

A sheriff says 13 people are dead, including a sheriff’s sergeant and the gunman, after a shooting inside a crowded Southern California bar late Wednesday.

Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean says sheriff’s Sgt. Ron Helus responded to the scene and was shot after he entered the building. He died at a hospital early Thursday.

Authorities did not say how the gunman died. [Read More]

DOJ: Acting AG to take over oversight of Russia probe (The Hill)

President Trump‘s pick to replace ousted Attorney General Jeff Sessionsplans to take over oversight of special counsel Robert Mueller‘s investigation, the Department of Justice (DOJ) confirmed Wednesday.

“The Acting Attorney General is in charge of all matters under the purview of the Department of Justice,” DOJ spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said in a statement to The Hill.

The move means that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will no longer oversee the federal Russia investigation, which he has looked over since Sessions recused himself early last year due to his work on Trump’s campaign. [Read More]

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, breaks ribs in fall  (CNBC)

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fell in her office and fractured three ribs. The 85-year-old liberal justice was admitted to a hospital Thursday.

Ginsburg’s health has been a matter of intense speculation in recent years. The court’s oldest member, Ginsburg has survived multiple bouts with cancer, and in 2014 underwent a procedure to have a stent placed in her right coronary artery.

The fall happened Wednesday evening. [Read More]

Mob chants threats outside Tucker Carlson’s DC home (FOX News)

A self-described left-wing Antifa group posted videos of a mob outside the Washington, D.C., home of Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Wednesday evening, chanting, “Tucker Carlson, we will fight. We know where you sleep at night.”

The now-deleted video was posted on social media by Smash Racism, D.C. The same group made headlines in September after activists confronted Sen.Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and his wife inside a restaurant during Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings.

The group posted on Facebook that Carlson spreads “fear into our homes,” and said it wanted to even the score. [Read More]

Lateef wins in school board chairman’s race marred by accusations of dirty tricks (Prince William Times)

Babur Lateef is the apparent winner of Tuesday’s special election for chairman of Prince William County School Board, garnering 48 percent of the unofficial vote to Alyson Satterwhite’s 41.9 percent.

The win means Lateef, who ran with the support of Prince William County’s Democratic Committee, will hold onto the top spot on the eight-member board, while Satterwhite, who was endorsed by the local Republican committee, will remain the Gainesville representative on the board, a position she has held since 2012.

Lateef was first appointed interim chairman earlier this year after former school board chairman Ryan Sawyers resigned the post following a tumultuous 14-month tenure. [Read More]

Girl Scouts Suing Boy Scouts Over Leaving ‘Boy’ Out Of Their Name (The Daily Wire)

The Girl Scouts of the USA is suing the Boy Scouts of America for their plans to drop the word “Boy” from their name in 2019. The complaint the Girl Scouts filed stated that the Boy Scouts do not have the right to use “scouts” or “scouting,” and the Girl Scouts brand and their programs will be damaged if the Boy Scouts follow through with their plans. It also asserted, “Only GSUSA has the right to use the Girl Scouts and Scouts trademarks with leadership development services for girls.” [Read More]


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