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  • Maryland Democratic Party overspent under Rockeymoore Cummings, acting chairman says

    11/30/2019 8:44:49 AM PST · by blueyon · 14 replies
    Balitmore Sun ^ | 11/29/19 | Luke Broadwater
    The new acting chairman of the Maryland Democratic Party alleges the organization was overspending without strong financial controls under the leadership of former chairwoman Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, who is now seeking her late husband’s seat in Congress. State Sen. Cory V. McCray, who took over as party chairman this month, wrote in a letter Friday to Maryland State Central Committee members that he has discovered “major areas of concern" pertaining to the organization’s finances, including “overspending” and lack of “fiscal constraints.” “In 2019, the Party has spent more money than it has raised for 9 out of 10 months,” wrote...
  • Johnson, Grassley Call for State Department to Release Documents on Hunter Biden and Burisma

    11/07/2019 11:01:00 AM PST · by Cboldt · 7 replies
    Senator Grassley Press Release ^ | November 7, 2019 | Senators Ron Johnson and Charles E. Grassley
    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Wednesday seeking answers to questions regarding the way a consulting firm hired by Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian energy company, appears to have used Hunter's Biden's role on Burisma's board to possibly influence State Department matters. Recently obtained State Department emails, made public through a FOIA request, indicate Burisma's consulting firm noted "two high profile U.S. citizens (including Hunter Biden as a board member) affiliated...
  • John Glenn: from MiG Killer to Oldest Man in Space

    10/29/2019 6:05:09 PM PDT · by fugazi · 55 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | 29 October 2019 | Chris Carter
    If you had to name the ten most-famous Americans ever, who would be on your list? Better yet: if you could go back in time with any of them and have a beer, who would you pick? John Glenn would have to be at the top of my list. He flew combat missions in World War II and Korea, flew alongside baseball great Ted Williams, was one of the original Mercury astronauts, the first American to orbit the earth, was a politician, ran for president, then became the oldest man in space. Man, wouldn't you just kill to hear some...
  • Illinois senator resigns from transportation role amid fed's construction fraud investigation

    10/18/2019 12:30:11 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    Construction DIVE ^ | October 14, 2019 | Kim Slowey
    Dive Brief: Illinois State Sen. Martin Sandoval has resigned from his position as chair of the State Senate's Transportation Committee amid a federal fraud and corruption investigation related to state construction work, the Associated Press reported. The Democratic senator is still listed as a member of the committee, however, as of Oct. 15. The move came after the details of a federal search warrant revealed that the FBI last month combed Sandoval's offices and home for information related to architect Cesar Santoy; Santoy's architecture firm, Studio ARQ; red-light camera program company SafeSpeed; lobbyists; construction companies; and employees of the Illinois...
  • Hunter Biden Admits To Getting Lucrative Deals Because Of Dad

    10/15/2019 6:06:20 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 56 replies
    Twitter ^ | Oct 15, 2019
    “It’s impossible for me to be on any of the boards... without saying I’m the son of the VP” “If your last name wasn’t Biden do you think you would’ve been.. on the board?” “Probably not”
  • Florida’s Gillum Moving PAC Activities Over to Nonprofit

    08/10/2019 4:59:37 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 8/10/19 | Todd Shephers
    Move could result in loss of transparency The political action committee that sustained and supported Andrew Gillum's 2018 campaign for governor of Florida appears to be shifting a significant percentage of its activities to a nonprofit, according to new campaign finance filings. As a consequence, many of the political activities undertaken by him would come under an entity that has fewer requirements for both donors and for expenditures. Forward Florida was a PAC established specifically for Gillum and was initially funded by large checks from megadonors George Soros and Tom Steyer.
  • Musicologist Backs Up Copyright Infringement Claim Against Katy Perry...

    07/21/2019 4:17:27 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 44 replies
    Billboard ^ | 7/20/19 | Chris Eggertsen
    Expert witness Todd Decker alleges “five or six points of similarity" between Perry's 2013 hit [Dark Horse] and the 2008 Christian rap song "Joyful Noise." Day two of the copyright infringement trial over Katy Perry’s 2013 single “Dark Horse” was characterized by more than one instance of live singing, but it wasn’t the pop star who was giving the performance. Instead, Todd Decker -- a musicologist and professor who serves as the chair of music at Washington University in St. Louis -- belted out some tunes during his testimony on Friday (July 19). Serving as the plaintiffs' expert witness, Decker...
  • FBI arrests former DeKalb Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton (Georgia)

    05/21/2019 11:52:48 AM PDT · by FreedomPoster · 53 replies
    WSB-TV ^ | Updated: May 21, 2019 12:27 PM EDT | Mark Winne
    DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - Former DeKalb County Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton has been arrested by the FBI, Channel 2's Mark Winne has learned. Channel 2's Aaron Diamant received the three-count indictment where it showed Sutton was charged with bribery and two counts of extortion. The charges stem from her involvement in a $10 million contract the DeKalb Board of Commissioners awarded to Tetra Tech in 2013 to manage the expansion of the Snapfinger Water Treatment Plant. Prosecutors say Sutton solicited a series of bribes, as high as a $1,000 a month from a subcontractor on that project.
  • Star of TLC’s ‘World’s Fattest Man’ moving to UK for free health care

    05/27/2019 3:09:20 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 27, 2019 | 3:06pm | Lee Brown
    The subject of the TLC show “The World’s Fattest Man” is fleeing the US for Britain — for an estimated $137,000 in free health care. Paul Mason, who weighed almost 1,000 pounds before having gastric band surgery in 2009, has been almost constantly hospitalized in Athol, Massachusetts, after starting to regain weight after a bad breakup. Enlarge ImagePaul Mason Facebook He feared being crippled financially by US medical costs — so is instead moving back to his native Britain this week to get the work covered for free by the National Health Service. “We all fall apart when things get...
  • Wine Storage Owner Pleads Guilty to Fraud

    05/22/2019 12:19:45 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 45 replies
    wine-searcher ^ | 5/16/19 | W. Blake Gray
    Wine Storage Owner Pleads Guilty to Fraud © Shutterstock | Instead of storing wine for his clients, William Lamont Holder sold them and pocketed the profits.A Baltimore businessman gets jail for selling his clients' wine without their knowledge. By W. Blake Gray | Posted Thursday, 16-May-2019 Federal prison is getting another enophile.The owner of Safe Harbour Wine Storage in the Baltimore suburb of Glen Burnie pled guilty in federal court on Tuesday to selling his customers' wine and pocketing the money, and is expected to serve 18 months in federal prison. Related stories: A Beginner's Guide to Wine Fraud Worried...
  • Presidential Candidate Wayne Messam Missed Payroll for Campaign Team, Ex-Staffer Says

    04/20/2019 11:57:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Miami New Times ^ | Jessica Lipscomb
    ...Miramar Mayor Wayne Messam announced last month.... national media is treating his presidential bid seriously — Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight says it's "keeping an eye" on him, and last week, CBS News invited him to an on-air interview. According to a recently departed staffer, however, the campaign is in chaos behind the scenes. The staffer, whose credentials were verified by New Times but who declined to be named, says Messam's team didn't receive paychecks Monday. As a result, multiple campaign employees resigned this week, according to the source. Screenshots of an email detailing the meltdown were sent to New Times Thursday....
  • Bernie Sanders admits he is a MILLIONAIRE as he prepares to release ten years of tax returns...

    04/10/2019 7:52:13 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 42 replies
    The Dail Mail ^ | 4/9/2019 | EMILY GOODIN, U.S. POLITICAL REPORTER
    Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders announced he will release 10 years of his tax returns and revealed he is a millionaire thanks to his best-selling book 'Our Revolution.' 'I wrote a best-selling book,' he told The New York Times. 'If you write a best-selling book, you can be a millionaire, too.' Sanders said he would release his returns by Tax Day on Monday and said he hoped President Donald Trump would do the same. 'On the day in the very immediate future, certainly before April 15, we release ours, I hope that Donald Trump will do exactly the same. We...
  • Rick Singer College Admissions Scandal Ringleader Sells Newport Beach House For $2.5M

    04/09/2019 6:40:43 PM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 22 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | April 5, 2019 | Marilyn Kalfus
    The Mediterranean house – which was the address for [Rick] Singer’s Key Worldwide Foundation – was listed for sale Feb. 20 at $2.599 million, nearly three weeks before his court appearance on Tuesday, March 12. Records show Singer paid $1.55 million for the Newport Beach home in 2012. Built in 2003, the 5,167-square-foot house sits on “one of the most sought after blocks” in Newport Heights, the listing description said, touting high ceilings, stone floors, a gourmet kitchen and butler’s pantry. An office suite,  secluded patio and firepit also were highlighted, as were the master suite decks and “spa-like” bathroom...
  • Despite Liberal Media’s Best Efforts: 47% of Likely Voters Now Believe Crooked Hillary Was..

    04/04/2019 10:13:41 AM PDT · by bitt · 36 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 4/4/2019 | Jim Hoft
    Despite more than two years of the liberal media bloviating about Russia 47% of Americans believe it was Crooked Hillary, not Donald Trump, who was colluding with foreign operatives. Rasmussen reported, via Russia Today: A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters think Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign is more likely than President Trump’s to have illegally colluded with foreign operatives. Only 45% of likely voters believe Trump was colluding with Russia. Those are STUNNING numbers!
  • CNN’s Tapper: All of Our Reporting Says Cohen Not Telling The Truth, He Did Want a White House Job

    02/27/2019 3:52:05 PM PST · by eyeamok · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Feb 2019 | Pam Key
    network anchor Jake Tapper pointed out that all of out CNN’s reporting contradicted Cohen’s statement that he did not want a job in the White House.
  • John Kerry on his message to Trump: 'Resign'

    01/22/2019 10:18:05 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 80 replies
    John Kerry on his message to Trump: 'Resign' By Owen Daugherty - 01/22/19 12:18 PM EST Former Secretary of State John Kerry had a simple message for President Trump on Tuesday, saying he should “resign.” Kerry was speaking on a discussion panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, when he was asked what his message to Trump would be, according to CNBC. Kerry was at first hesitant to answer the question, saying Trump "doesn't take any of this seriously.” “He doesn’t have an ability to have that kind of conversation,” Kerry said after debating whether to answer or...
  • De Blasio lets security haul away Post reporter for asking question

    08/12/2018 7:43:55 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 12, 2018 | Kevin Sheehan and Bruce Golding
    Mayor de Blasio is a such a big believer in the free press that he let two bodyguards physically remove a credentialed Post reporter who had the temerity to ask him a question in public on Sunday. The unusual muzzling unfolded at the start of the annual Dominican Day Parade in Manhattan, where the reporter sought de Blasio’s reaction to The Post’s front page story about his administration’s many meetings with lobbyists.
  • De Blasio: Unlike Fox News and NY Post, CNN Doesn’t Have “Political Agenda”

    08/12/2018 9:32:21 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 56 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    [snip]In savaging Murdoch's News Corp, de Blasio got off a couple of rib-ticklers. First, he claimed that in contrast with the hated News Corp: “CNN and the major networks do not harbor a daily, hourly political agenda.” He then expressed nostalgia for the good old days, when liberals controlled all the major media outlets. He longed for: “A world without News Corp. A world with the kind of reporting–both sides–and a real devotion to objectivity that was the norm up to the 1970s in this country.”Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • De Blasio slams Murdoch, Fox News: 'We would be a more unified country' without them

    08/08/2018 3:07:40 AM PDT · by markomalley · 89 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/7/18 | Justin Wise
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) is slamming conservative media mogul Rupert Murdoch and Fox News, saying that “we would be a more unified country" without their influence. “If you could remove News Corp from the last 25 years of American history, we would be in an entirely different place," de Blasio told The Guardian last week before he spoke at an event in New Orleans, adding that he believes Murdoch is responsible for President Trump's election in 2016. De Blasio said if it weren't for Murdoch and Fox News, "we would not be suffering a lot of...
  • De Blasio used tax money to push national agenda: emails

    10/20/2018 8:38:43 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 5 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 19, 2018 | Yoav Gonen and Bruce Golding
    Mayor Bill de Blasio used taxpayer resources to push his national political agenda — at one point even asking his staff to come up with a governmental excuse to justify a political trip to Washington, DC, emails show. In September 2015, Hizzoner was trying to build a coalition of labor and elected officials to support his Progressive Agenda — spending many hours each week peddling his income inequality platform to potential officials.