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  • NYC Mayor’s Chief Of Staff Resigns Amid Questions About European Travel

    09/20/2022 10:41:49 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 20, 2022 8:58 AM ET | LAUREL DUGGAN SOCIAL ISSUES AND CULTURE REPORTER
    Frank Carone, Democratic New York City Mayor Eric Adams’ chief of staff, announced his upcoming resignation Monday amid questions about whether his recent cruise in France was taxpayer-funded, according to The New York Times. Carone told administration officials he would resign by the end of the year, according to the NYT, only hours after Adams refused to answer questions about Carone’s recent European travel. Carone spent some time on a Norwegian cruise in Normandy last month as part of the administration’s research into possibly housing migrants on cruise ships. Carone, who has served as Adams’ chief of staff since January,...
  • Martha's Vineyard Millionaires Launch GoFundMe Over 'Humanitarian Crisis'

    09/16/2022 4:33:15 PM PDT · by DFG · 35 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/16/2022 | Mia Cathell
    The ultra-wealthy elites of Martha's Vineyard launched a GoFundMe fundraiser over the island's "humanitarian crisis" of (*finger-counts*) 50 migrants sent ashore by Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL). That's right. The trust fund babies and Old Money socialites on Martha's Vineyard, a well-known magnet for millionaires, CEOs, and celebrities, were soliciting online donations from middle-class Americans on the crowdfunding platform. As of Friday afternoon, the affluent community's "urgent plea" has raised over $42,000. The proceeds are benefiting the Martha's Vineyard Community Foundation (MVCF) whose mission includes putting "charitable contributions to work for the people of Martha's Vineyard by making grants that address...
  • New emails prove ‘beyond all doubt’ Joe Biden obstructed justice with Hunter’s Ukraine deal: fact-checker

    09/04/2022 9:31:25 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 31 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 2, 2022 | James D. Agresti
    New emails prove ‘beyond all doubt’ Joe Biden obstructed justice with Hunter’s Ukraine deal: fact-checkerDocumentation of this illegal scheme begins with a widely overlooked email on Hunter’s laptop in which a top executive of the Ukrainian firm describes the plan. (Just Facts Daily) – Newly discovered emails prove beyond all doubt that the “true purpose” of Hunter Biden’s lucrative deal with a Ukrainian energy company was for Hunter to get “high-ranking US officials” to visit Ukraine and persuade the nation’s leaders to “close down” all criminal “cases/pursuits against” the firm’s primary owner, a notoriously corrupt oligarch with alleged ties to...
  • Nancy Pelosi says 'no one' is above the law after Mar-a-Lago raid and insists FBI WOULD have had justification to conduct the operation

    08/09/2022 11:47:13 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 47 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | EMILY GOODIN
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Tuesday that 'no one is above the law' and noted the FBI raid on Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home would have had some legal justification. Pelosi, who repeatedly sparred with Trump when she was speaker and he was president, said she had no special knowledge of the Monday raid. 'All I know about that is what is in the public domain. I was surprised that it flashed on my phone last evening,' the speaker said on MSNBC's Morning Joe.
  • Shaun King Spent $40k of Donor Funds...on a Dog

    08/02/2022 8:53:15 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 28 replies
    Red State ^ | 8/2/22 | Kira Davis
    ...Somehow, despite the accusations and criticisms from some of the most credible people in the race grievance industry, King has continued to raise money. It appears he’s used that money to make some very important purchases in the fight against racial injustice. Among those purchases is a $40,000 dog, a Mastiff for his family they named Marz. King’s PAC, Grassroots Law, has handed over the sum in a pair of payments to Potrero Performance Dogs in California since December, the Washington Free Beacon reported. The PAC paid Protero $10,000 in December, followed by a $30,650 payment in February. Days after...
  • 2 Arizona election officials abruptly quit before the primaries, citing continuous threats from Trump supporters over 2020 elections.

    07/04/2022 11:06:48 AM PDT · by Luke21 · 75 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 7/4/22 | Sophia Ankel
    Two top Arizona election officials abruptly quit their jobs before the state's primary elections, citing continuous threats from former President Donald Trump's supporters after the 2020 elections, multiple reports say. Leslie Hoffman, the elected county recorder in Yavapai County, said on Friday that she was stepping down later this month after facing two years of "nastiness" from election deniers, The Washington Post reported. Hoffman said elections director Lynn Constabile, who had worked for the county for 18 years, was leaving for the same reason, The Post reported. Constabile did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.
  • Trial testimony: Vatican wanted to pay off London broker

    04/06/2022 2:31:38 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    AP News ^ | April 5, 2022 | Nicole Winfield
    Trial testimony: Vatican wanted to pay off London brokerVATICAN CITY (AP) — The former head of the Vatican’s financial watchdog testified Tuesday that the agency launched an intelligence investigation into a suspicious London real estate deal after it learned about it but had no power to stop the Vatican secretariat of state from concluding it. The testimony by defendant Rene Bruelhart in the Vatican’s big fraud and extortion trial again put the spotlight on Pope Francis and the No. 2 in the secretariat of state, Archbishop Edgar Pena Parra, who Bruelhart said made clear the deal had to be concluded...
  • The founders of Violence In Boston allegedly used donations to the nonprofit on personal expenses, such as travel, restaurants, and nail salons.

    03/15/2022 5:23:05 PM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 17 replies
    A federal grand jury has indicted Monica Cannon-Grant, a high-profile local activist in Boston’s racial justice movement, and her husband on allegations they defrauded donors of the nonprofit they founded, Violence In Boston; committed unemployment fraud; and lied to a mortgage lender, prosecutors announced Tuesday. Cannon-Grant, 41, and Clark Grant, 38, were charged in an 18-count indictment alleging the couple spent financial donations to the nonprofit on themselves, using the cash to pay for hotel reservations, gas, restaurant meals, food deliveries, nail salon services, and personal travel, while concealing their transactions from bookkeepers, directors, and financial auditors.
  • Denver prosecutors drop charges against man in 2020 fatal rally shooting

    The Denver District Attorney's office has decided to drop the second-degree murder charge against the man accused in a fatal shooting at an October 2020 rally in downtown Denver. Lee Keltner, 49, got into a confrontation with Matthew Dolloff, 32, as crowds from a pair of rallies in Civic Center Park dispersed. The rallies included a “Patriot Muster” and a “BLM-Antifa Soup Drive.” Dolloff was working as security for Denver Gazette news partner 9News.
  • Patrisse Cullors Breaks Down Crying In Interview Over Black People Criticizing Black Lives Matter(language warning)

    03/02/2022 6:39:27 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 19 replies
    You Tube ^ | 3/2/22 | Black Conservative Perspective
    Speaking to The Guardian, Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors, who went on a mansion-buying spree, claimed that she was the "fall guy" for the organization, "a movement," she said, that is much bigger than her.
  • Richard Blum, husband of California Sen. Feinstein, dies

    02/28/2022 8:52:48 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 63 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | February 28, 2022 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Richard Blum, husband of California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, died Sunday after a long battle with cancer. He was 86. Feinstein announced her husband’s death in a statement Monday morning that said her “heart is broken today.” She said her husband, a wealthy San Francisco investor, “left things better than he found them” and was devoted to his family. She described his work for the people of the Himalayas and noted he was a longtime friend of the Dalai Lama. “My husband was my partner and best friend for more than 40 years,” Feinstein said in the statement....
  • Why buying a car is still such a miserable experience

    02/08/2022 6:36:02 AM PST · by devane617 · 147 replies
    newsbreak ^ | 02/08/2022
    Thinking of buying a car? Kimberly Walker, a mother of two in Columbia, S.C., can tell you exactly what that's like these days. She recently found herself having to shop for two vehicles on opposite ends of the market. For herself, she wanted a late-model electric Audi, and after looking around, she was able to find a used 2021 e-tron at a local dealership. The price? An eye-popping $68,000 with no room to negotiate. "We went back and forth. We were there for four hours," she says. "They did not budge on that price." For her teenage daughter, Walker was...
  • Black Lives Matter halts all online fundraising after bombshell.

    02/02/2022 8:49:44 PM PST · by cdnerds · 36 replies
    Black Lives Matter shut down all of its online fundraising streams late Wednesday afternoon, just days after California threatened to hold the charity's leaders personally liable over its lack of financial transparency.
  • Pelosi Defends Stock Investment by Members of Congress: ‘We’re a Free Market Economy’

    12/15/2021 9:47:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 12/15/2021 | Joseph Lord
    At a weekly press conference, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) defended stock market investment by members of Congress after an investigation by Insider alleged that 49 members of Congress have violated laws against insider trading.U.S. law forbids people with insider information, including members of Congress, from buying stocks on the basis of that information, and those who break these laws can be subject to criminal prosecution.Laws against congressional insider trading were strengthened in 2012 amid a wave of insider trading in Congress; the STOCK Act, or Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act of 2012, placed limitations and new...
  • There’s still many unsolved mysteries surrounding the 2013 election of Cdl. Bergoglio

    10/26/2021 3:56:20 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 26, 2021 | Steven O'Reilly
    There’s still many unsolved mysteries surrounding the 2013 election of Cdl. Bergoglio The narrative that Cardinal Bergoglio was a passive, or even an unwitting, beneficiary of the St. Gallen mafia’s initiatives on his behalf is impossible to accept.Tue Oct 26, 2021 - 12:35 pm EDT (LifeSiteNews) — His biggest supporters push the narrative of a humble cardinal and Church “surprised” by the election of Pope Francis. However, this narrative runs counter to the reality described in Henry Sire’s book The Dictator Pope of a Cardinal Bergoglio who “plotted like mad” after Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation. Even accounts friendly...
  • The Democrats Use Churches to Deliver Votes for McAuliffe

    10/24/2021 1:32:19 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | October 23, 2021 | George Newumayr
    The Democrats Use Churches to Deliver Votes for McAuliffeKamala Harris’ video messages may be in violation of the Johnson Amendment.The Democrats like to keep faith out of politics even as they impose politics on faith. They are happy to harness the power of religion for their own political purposes. Their usually strict views on the “separation of church and state” don’t stop them from campaigning in churches. The most recent example of this Democratic hypocrisy comes from Virginia, where the normally secularist Terry McAullife is using a “souls to the polls” strategy to drum up votes for his gubernatorial run.The...
  • F.B.I. Official Fired Under Trump Wins Back His Pension

    10/14/2021 4:34:41 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 58 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 14, 2021 | Andrew Goldman
    Hours before he was scheduled to retire in 2018, Andrew G. McCabe, then the F.B.I.’s deputy director, was fired by the Justice Department, depriving him of his pension and prompting cheers from President Donald J. Trump, who had been hounding him over his role in the Russia investigation. On Thursday, the department reversed Mr. McCabe’s firing, settling a lawsuit he filed asserting that he was dismissed for political reasons. Under the settlement, Mr. McCabe, 53, will be able to officially retire, receive his pension and other benefits, and get about $200,000 in missed pension payments. In addition, the department agreed...
  • Vatican finance trial: Judges to rule whether to keep or scrap case in face of procedural missteps

    10/05/2021 4:35:20 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Catholic News Agengy ^ | October 5, 2021 | Hannah Brockhaus
    Vatican finance trial: Judges to rule whether to keep or scrap case in face of procedural misstepsVatican City, Oct 5, 2021 / 09:00 amThe Vatican finance trial involving Cardinal Angelo Becciu continued on Tuesday with two hours of legal debates that could potentially result in an abrupt end to the court case.Judges adjourned the hearing until Wednesday morning, when they will give their ruling on whether to move forward with the trial after the defendants’ lawyers took issue with what they consider to be significant procedural missteps by the prosecution.Tribunal judge Giuseppe Pignatone may order the prosecutor’s office to hand...
  • The Becciu Boomerang Will Hit Wheeler-Dealer Francis

    10/05/2021 3:32:39 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | October 5, 2021 | Gloria TV
    The Becciu Boomerang Will Hit Wheeler-Dealer FrancisForbes.com (October 4) presented the position of René Brülhart at the Becciu trial. Brülhart is the former head of the Vatican’s Supervisory and Financial Intelligence Authority (AIF). Highlights:• A Swiss anti–money laundering expert (“the James Bond of the financial world”), Brülhart removed Liechtenstein from blacklists and accepted the AIF job in 2012 under the condition that not even the pope was off-limits.• Francis received a briefing [from Brülhart] about Becciu in 2016 with “incontrovertible” proof about Becciu diverting more than $2 million. Francis ignored the file and made Becciu a cardinal.• When Francis finally...
  • What’s it pay to work for Biden? Here are the salaries of Jen Psaki, Susan Rice and others.

    10/03/2021 9:44:03 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 40 replies
    nj.com ^ | 7/10/21 | By Jonathan D. Salant
    What’s it pay to work for Biden? Here are the salaries of Jen Psaki, Susan Rice and others. There’s a new president in the White House. And a whole new staff working for him. The initial list of employees in Joe Biden’s White House has 560 names, some of whom you see every day in press conferences and other high profile events. That’s more than one-third higher than the 412 employees during President Donald Trump’s last full year in office. Of those appointed during the Biden’s presidency, almost 60% are women and 44% are members of communities that are racially...