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  • Federal probe into Hunter Biden’s ‘tax affairs’ reportedly moving ahead

    03/07/2021 2:36:37 PM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/03/21 | Mark Moore
    ​The federal probe into Hunter Biden’s “tax affairs” is plowing ahead without any interference from President Biden’s White House, according to a report Wednesday. Prosecutors in the US Attorney’s Office in Delaware are “treating it seriously” and they have “not heard from the White House” or Judge Merrick Garland, the president’s nominee to run the Justice Department, Fox News reported. Garland told the Senate Judiciary Committee during a confirmation hearing last week that he hadn’t discussed the Hunter Biden investigation with the president. “I have not,” Garland told senators. “The president made abundantly clear in every public statement before and...
  • We’ve Got Amy’s Back

    10/13/2020 4:58:33 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | October 12, 2020 2:00 PM | Rich Lowry
    Amy Coney Barrett has been the subject of all sorts of misleading attacks, and progressives have invented ridiculous process reasons to deny her a confirmation vote. When there is so much nonsense to knock down, we go into overdrive to do it. We are now in the same mode that we were in during the Kavanaugh fight — on high alert, rebutting all the shoddy journalism and tendentious arguments. Which is why I’d like to ask you to contribute to our flash fundraiser.
  • Biden, After Rejecting Progressive Spending Plans, Now Hones Multi-Trillion-Dollar Budget

    09/14/2020 7:30:33 AM PDT · by Theoria · 5 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 14 Sept 2020 | Jacob M. Schlesinger and Eliza Collins
    His proposal—aside from spending on financial crisis, pandemic—would represent the biggest increase in decades Joe Biden won the Democratic presidential nomination running as a moderate, rejecting the big-government plans of progressive rivals as unaffordable. In the general election campaign, he has rolled out his own multi-trillion-dollar platform that a new study finds would push long-term Washington spending to its highest level in decades. The former vice president has proposed a total of $5.4 trillion in new spending over the next 10 years, according to an analysis published Monday by the Penn Wharton Budget Model, a nonpartisan group at the University...
  • Fight Between Pelosi and McConnell Over Next Stimumlus Bill Getting Heated

    04/06/2020 10:10:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 65 replies ^ | 4/5/2020 | Rick Moran
    Almost before the ink is dry on Trump's signature on the $2 trillion stimulus bill, Democrats are agitating for another one. Indeed, another infusion of cash in the economy and more checks to Americans may become necessary. But Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans want to wait and see some of the effects of the first stimulus bill before entertaining another. McConnell, meanwhile, reiterated what he's been telling Pelosi for months: no unrelated items in the stimulus bill. And the White House is on board with McConnell's "wait-and-see" attitude regarding the last stim bill.
  • McClatchy May Be Next Old Media Giant to Topple [Miami Herald, Charlotte Observer publisher]

    11/20/2019 1:42:27 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Karma Impact ^ | 11/19/19 | Bruce Rule
    McClatchy Co., publisher of 29 newspapers including the Miami Herald, may be the next print media giant to topple after seeing advertising revenues switch to the Internet. Founded in 1857 as The Daily Bee in Sacramento, the company has two classes of stock, enabling the McClatchy family to retain control, for now. McClatchy bought the Knight Ridder chain for $4.5 billion in 2006, an ill-timed purchase as print revenues were already declining. The Sacramento, California-based company may file for bankruptcy within the next year because of high pension costs and falling revenue...
  • The worst news for Joe Biden Tuesday had nothing to do with the debate

    10/16/2019 7:42:28 AM PDT · by edwinland · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct 16, 2019 | Chris Cillizza
    (CNN)Just as Joe Biden -- and the rest of the 11 Democratic contenders -- were rounding the final turn in the fourth presidential debate on Tuesday night, a bombshell dropped. No, not on the stage in Westerville, Ohio. All the way back in Washington, DC, where reports detailing how much each of the candidates raised, spent and most importantly have left in the bank began to land at the Federal Election Commission. And the bombshell was this: Joe Biden, the former vice president of the United States and the 2020 Democratic front-runner from the day he entered the race officially...
  • Congressman Steve King Is Nearly Broke

    08/26/2019 1:11:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/26/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    Some bad news for Republican Congressman Steve King of Iowa’s 4th District this week. As you may be aware, he’s been embroiled in some controversy in the media over a variety of remarks he’s made recently, ranging from opposing abortions stemming from rape and incest to saying that most of us wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for rape. How the voters back home have been viewing this dustup isn’t exactly clear, but we may be getting a hint from his fundraising numbers. Specifically, a number rapidly approaching zero in terms of how much campaign cash he has in...

    06/02/2019 12:54:23 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 76 replies ^ | 5/30/2019 | Rudy Takala
    CNN is reportedly set to impose a “net 90” payment term on freelance employees beginning in June, meaning the company’s freelancers will be paid just once every three months. “In a blow to their financial stability, CNN sent a letter to several of the network’s freelancers this week, extending their payment terms to net 90 (payment 90 days after invoice). The move has met with significant blowback. “Net 90 is NOT a reasonable payment term for people who must pay rent every 30 days,” Freelancers Union Executive Director Caitlin Pierce wrote on Thursday. “CNN is effectively asking freelancers to finance...
  • The dark reason so many millennials are miserable and broke

    05/14/2019 9:48:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 113 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 05/14/2019 | Catey Hill
    You’re not going to like this.Millennials spend more time on social media than older generations: People ages 25-34 spend 141 minutes per day on it, versus 105 for the 35-44 set. And that could be hurting both their finances and mental health.Indeed, nearly half of millennials (49%) say that their spending habits have been influenced by the photos and experiences their friends share on social media, compared with only about one-third of Americans in general, according to a data survey of more than 1,000 Americans by financial firm Charles Schwab. “Social media has become the millennials’ financial Achilles Heel.” —...
  • Decade in the Red:Trump Tax figures

    05/07/2019 4:12:43 PM PDT · by luv2ski · 61 replies
    NY Times ^ | May, 7, 2019 | Russ Buettner
    By the time his master-of-the-universe memoir “Trump: The Art of the Deal” hit bookstores in 1987, Donald J. Trump was already in deep financial distress, losing tens of millions of dollars on troubled business deals, according to previously unrevealed figures from his federal income tax returns. Mr. Trump was propelled to the presidency, in part, by a self-spun narrative of business success and of setbacks triumphantly overcome. He has attributed his first run of reversals and bankruptcies to the recession that took hold in 1990. But 10 years of tax information obtained by The New York Times paints a different,...
  • Kim Jong Un's bizarre North Korea propaganda photos

    04/08/2019 7:07:29 AM PDT · by treetopsandroofs · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 13, 2018 | Katherine Lam
    From a lubricant factory to an orphanage, potato factory or fish-pickling factory, Kim Jong Un has conducted sporadic visits to odd and quirky North Korean sites throughout the years.
  • Rural Sheriff’s Ominous Warning: “LOCK YOUR DOORS, LOAD YOUR GUNS, GET A BARKING, BITING DOG” (TR)

    03/06/2019 3:08:58 PM PST · by Perseverando · 108 replies
    End of the American Dream ^ | March 5, 2019 | Michale Snyder
    Is this a sign of what is coming for the rest of the nation? In Martin County, Kentucky times are very tough right now. Thanks to severe budget cutbacks, there are only two paid law enforcement officers covering a deeply impoverished 231-square-mile area that sits right in the heart of America’s raging opioid crisis. Needless to say, Martin County Sheriff John Kirk feels greatly outnumbered by the thieves, sexual predators and drug dealers that he has to contend with on a daily basis, and he recently issued a very ominous warning to the citizens of his county… Before making a...
  • A $76,000 Monthly Pension: Why States and Cities Are Short on Cash

    04/16/2018 4:30:52 PM PDT · by Libloather · 82 replies
    NY Times ^ | 4/14/18 | Mary Williams Walsh
    A public university president in Oregon gives new meaning to the idea of a pensioner. Joseph Robertson, an eye surgeon who retired as head of the Oregon Health & Science University last fall, receives the state’s largest government pension. It is $76,111. Per month. That is considerably more than the average Oregon family earns in a year.
  • The DNC is reportedly 'dead broke.' The RNC has nearly $40 million.

    02/02/2018 8:26:09 AM PST · by Signalman · 43 replies
    The Week ^ | 2/2/18 | n/a
    The Democratic National Committee had a rough 2017, plagued by leadership troubles, internal squabbling, and unflattering reports. To top it off, the party ended the year "dead broke," says The Intercept's Ryan Grim. The Democratic Party is carrying more than $6 million in debt, according to year-end filings — and has just $6.5 million in the bank. Do the math, and the party is working with just over $400,000 overall. Meanwhile, the Republicans are swimming in pools of money. The Republican National Committee had raised $132 million by the end of 2017 — about twice as much as the DNC...
  • Snopes, in Heated Legal Battle, Asks Readers for Money to Survive

    07/24/2017 4:25:17 PM PDT · by tje · 65 replies
    The NY Times ^ | JULY 24, 2017 | DANIEL VICTOR
    Snopes, the fact-checking website that once focused on debunking flimsy internet rumors but has expanded into a 16-person operation that calls out political leaders for dishonesty, is locked in a legal battle that it says has drained the money it needs to survive. The site, which gets all of its revenue from advertising, created a crowdfunding page on Monday, seeking $500,000 from readers to remain operational indefinitely. It says that Proper Media, the vendor that runs its advertising services, has withheld the site’s revenue and has refused to relinquish control of the site. That leaves Bardav — the company that...
  • ‘No other choice’: Dad caught family members as they jumped from fire, but pregnant wife landed hard

    03/18/2017 8:39:37 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 12 replies
    Alaska Dispatch News ^ | 3/17/17 | Annie Zak
    <p>Andrew Engelking doesn't know exactly how he was able to catch his kids and break the fall of his pregnant wife as they leapt from their third-floor Spenard apartment to escape a deadly fire that destroyed the building a month ago.</p>
  • Anthony Weiner too broke to stay in sex rehab

    12/02/2016 3:25:12 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 79 replies
    Anthony Weiner is apparently so broke that he had to cut short his rehabilitation for sexting addiction at a Tennessee ranch. “His family wanted him to stay 90 days, but he had to leave because he ran out of money,” one source told me. It is believed Weiner — known as Carlos Danger by some crotch-shot recipients — was billed $25,000 for the 35-day program at the Recovery Ranch. “His parents took out a mortgage on their house to pay for his rehab,” my source said. The former congressman is unemployable and potentially in debt. The Post reported Friday he’s...
  • A Powerball Reimbursement Go Fund Me Page Has Been Created

    01/16/2016 10:15:25 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 24 replies ^ | 1/14/2016 | Shenequa Golding
    A woman by the name of Cinnamon Nicole from Cordova, TN has raised a little more than $800 in seven hours via her Powerball Reimbursement Go Fund Me page. Nicole alleges to have spent all of her money on purchasing tickets with the assumption she would win the $1.6 billion jackpot, but soon realized the winning tickets were sold in Los Angeles, Florida and Tennessee suburbs. Despite the chances of anyone winning the jackpot being 1 in 292.2 million, Nicole still decided to go big, and unfortunately now can’t go home because she allegedly doesn’t have any money. Please help...
  • Jeb Bush Campaign Cuts Back On Spending

    10/15/2015 10:02:28 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies ^ | October 15, 2015 | Mike Flynn
    Ahead of its required disclosure of third quarter fundraising, the Jeb Bush campaign says it is cutting back and being more frugal in its campaign spending. A Politico story on Thursday, sourced with a variety of Bush “insiders” is likely a pre-spin of disappointing fundraising over the summer.
  • What government will always do if it ain't broke...

    08/12/2015 2:50:47 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    American Irony ^ | 8-12-15 | The Looking Spoon