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This Hitler-loving, gay-hating Oregon judge is so unethical that he might be a criminal, state panel finds

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A state commission recommended the removal of an Oregon judge whose actions, they believe, are so unethical they might actually be criminal.

The Oregon Commission on Judicial Fitness and Disability filed a 48-page report urging the state Supreme Court to remove Judge Vance Day from the bench, reported The Oregonian.

The nine-member panel made the rare recommendation after determining in a two-week hearing that Day had undermined public trust by refusing to marry same-sex couples, hanging a portrait of Adolph Hitler, communicating improperly with a felon and allowing another felon to illegally handle a firearm.

“Judge Day shows no outward sign of comprehending the extent or nature of his ethical violations,” the commission wrote. “His misconduct is of such a nature as to impugn his honesty and integrity.”

The judge made news last year by urging his staff to postpone the scheduling of wedding ceremonies so they could investigate whether the couples were gay — which the commission said violated a federal court order overturning Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage.

Day also made national news after including a portrait of Hitler in a “Hall of Heroes” gallery he set up at the Marion County Courthouse.

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The county’s presiding judge ordered Day to remove the portrait of the Nazi leader, but he warned her not “to go there because some very influential people in this town want it up,” the commission found.

Day finally agreed to remove the Hitler portrait, but the commission found that he was reimbursed twice by taxpayers for the $879 he spent having it matted.

The commission found that Day hired defendants whose probation he was overseeing to help with home projects, and they also found the judge “relentlessly” texted a felon who was on probation.

That felon was a Navy SEAL, and the commission found that Day brought him to a wedding to “show him off” and asked the man to introduce him to other Navy SEALs.

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The commission also faulted the judge for allowing a felon to illegally handle a gun while helping Day’s son prepare for military service.

Day, who disputed the commission’s findings, has suggested the ethics investigation was an unfair attack on his religious beliefs — but the commission said those claims were false and intentionally deceptive.

“Judge Day has engaged in a pattern of dishonesty,” the commission wrote. “Although the goal of much of his disingenuousness appears to be covering up misconduct, some of this conduct seems to have other independent objectives.”

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Pentagon gives senators classified briefing on UFOs reported by the Navy

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While it might sound like something out of "The X-Files," Navy pilots have been seeing UFOs, and U.S. Senators now want to know what's happening.

According to Politico, three more senators met with Pentagon officials for a classified briefing Wednesday about encounters pilots are having with unidentified aircraft. It seems the Pentagon is getting more and more requests by officials with high clearances to figure out what's happening.

The crafts are, at their most basic, nothing more than "unidentified aircraft," and while it isn't likely they're little green men, there are some senators who might have concerns about whether these UFOs are actually a foreign adversary.

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Wall Street Journal issues blistering editorial asking Trump what the point is of a second term

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In a blistering editorial, the Wall Street Journal is asking President Donald Trump what the point of a second term is since he hasn't done anything in his first term.

During his rally in Orlando Tuesday, Trump repeated the same tired lines and same tired policies from 2016. The "Promises Made, Promises Kept" slogan shown over the crowd, yet the supporters didn't understand the irony.

"The most striking fact of his speech was how backward looking it was," the editorial board said. "Every incumbent needs to remind voters of his record, Mr. Trump more than most because the media are so hostile."

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‘Crosses a line’: New York Times publisher unleashes on Trump for accusing paper of ‘treason’

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On Wednesday, New York Times publisher A. G. Sulzberger wrote a blistering editorial in the Wall Street Journal, saying that President Donald Trump's latest attack on his paper "crosses a line."

First it was the "the failing New York Times." Then "fake news." Then "enemy of the people," wrote Sulzberger. "President Trump's escalating attacks on The New York Times have paralleled his broader barrage on American media. He's gone from misrepresenting our business, to assaulting our integrity, to demonizing our journalists with a phrase that’s been used by generations of demagogues. Now the president has escalated his attacks even further, accusing the Times of a crime so grave it is punishable by death.

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