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  • Kamala Harris hauls in $450K in book royalties as vice president

    05/14/2022 5:58:51 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 26 replies
    Nypost ^ | 05/14/2022 | Jon Levine
    Vice President Harris hauled in nearly half a million dollars in book royalties during her first year in office, ethics disclosure forms show. Harris reported $325,000 in royalty earnings from her 2019 book “The Truths We Hold,” and another $130,000 for her children’s book “Superheroes Are Everywhere,” Bloomberg reported Friday. The cash far outstripped President Biden’s, who reported between $15,001 and $50,000 in royalties for “Promise Me, Dad,” — a heartfelt 2018 memoir about his late son Beau Biden, who died of brain cancer in 2015.
  • Governor Beshear sues state officers (Kentucky)

    05/08/2022 2:15:52 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    WKYT ^ | 5/05/22
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Governor Andy Beshear is suing all of Kentucky’s constitutional officers. The governor filed suit Thursday afternoon against Attorney General Daniel Cameron, Secretary of State Michael Adams, State Treasurer Alison Ball, State Auditor Mike Harmon and Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles. All are Republicans. The lawsuit is over House Bill 334. The measure would remove current members of the executive branch ethics commission. It shifts the majority of the appointments to the other state officers. Governor Beshear vetoed the bill, but lawmakers overrode the veto. Secretary of State Adams released this statement on the lawsuit: This unexpected lawsuit...
  • Scottsdale parents who discovered secret dossier compiled to silence their speech announce lawsuit

    05/06/2022 11:48:44 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 6, 2022 | Tyler O'Neil
    Greenburg and his father reportedly kept a dossier on 47 parents who dared to speak out against his policies at school board meetings — a dossier complete with Social Security numbers, background checks, a divorce paper, mortgage documents, trade certifications, and screenshots of Facebook posts. The lawsuit claims that the defendants "misused District resources and what should have been private, protected parent communications to the District to retaliate against Plaintiffs for their protected speech." The dossier also includes videos showing a man taking photographs of parents and children in the hours before a school board meeting. "Somewhere around here we...
  • Psaki's reported MSNBC deal fraught with ethical landmines, experts say

    04/02/2022 12:21:03 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 44 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 2, 2022 | Andrew Kerr
    Reports that White House press secretary Jen Psaki will soon leave government service to join MSNBC as a pundit raise serious ethical concerns, multiple experts told the Washington Examiner. Rumors have circulated for months that Psaki has been courted by MSNBC and CNN as she simultaneously worked with the outlets as President Joe Biden's chief liaison to the press. Those rumors came to a head Friday when Axios reported that Psaki was in "exclusive talks" with MSNBC to become a network pundit and to host a show on NBC's online streaming platform around May. "It bothered me when this sort...
  • Advocacy Journalism is Propaganda, Solutions Journalism is Propaganda

    03/05/2022 9:39:24 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies
    Dr. Robert W. Malone ^ | 2 hours ago; Mar 5, 2022 | Robert W. Malone
    Over the last two years, I have come to realize that “journalism” and “journalists” seem to have changed in some fundamental way. I used to believe that there were standards and bedrock ethics which all journalists working for major publications ascribed to. I guess I had thought that the stereotype of the intrepid journalist toiling away in a brave and unending quest for truth was the norm (think “All the President’s Men”). But no longer. Now I feel so naive for ever believing that. What I have personally experienced, again and again, is something very different. Allow me three general...
  • One of the Senate’s Richest Members Hit With Ethics Complaint Over Stock Trades [Sen. Richard Blumenthal]

    03/01/2022 4:38:01 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 39 replies
    freebeacon ^ | February 28, 2022 | Chuck Ross
    A watchdog group is calling for an ethics investigation into Sen. Richard Blumenthal's (D., Conn.) sale of shares of Robinhood, the brokerage company at the center of the "meme stock" speculation frenzy last year. The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT) on Monday requested that the Senate Select Committee on Ethics probe Blumenthal's sale of Robinhood shares worth up to $2.5 million. Blumenthal, one of the wealthiest members of the Senate, failed to disclose the trades within the 45 days required under federal law, the Washington Free Beacon reported. "Blumenthal's stock trades raise conflict of interest concerns, and to...
  • Brian Stelter on Zucker, Cuomo Exits: ‘This Is a Legal Mess for CNN’

    02/20/2022 12:28:46 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/20/2022 | Pam Key
    CNN media reporter Brian Stelter said Sunday on his show “Reliable Sources” that his network faces a “legal mess” from executives Jeff Zucker, Allison Gollust, and anchor Chris Cuomo’s exits. Stelter said, “When CNN President Jeff Zucker abruptly resigned this month, people wondered if another shoe was going to drop. Zucker tied his exit to his failure to disclose a romantic relationship with Allison Gollust But was there more to the story? A few days ago, Gollust also resigned, and now there are stories about the reasons why. It seems the second shoe was landed. Well-placed sources have told me...
  • VIDEO: Biden Gave Ethics Lecture to Stephen Breyer at 1994 Confirmation Hearing

    01/26/2022 5:27:07 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 26, 2022 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEOWho better to give an ethics lecture to an aspiring Supreme Court justice than "10 for the Big Guy" Joe Biden? As you can see, Biden as Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, was concerned about ethical breaches during his ethics lecture to Stephen Breyer at his 1994 confirmation hearing. For more about Biden and the subject of ethics check out the many ethical breaches contained in Hunter Biden's laptop. Whole countries such as China, Russia, and Ukraine are very familiar with Joe Biden and ethical breaches.
  • Integrity. Dignity. Community. (from Dr. Robert W. Malone)

    01/23/2022 12:15:04 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 26 replies
    Integrity. Dignity. Community.Three simple words that ring like bells.In March of 1963, a great man came to Washington, stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, and changed the world by speaking from his heart about his dream. Simple words that continue to resonate through time.We all stand on the shoulders of giants. The simple truths are what matter most. Honest words, spoken from the heart, can change the world.I am a physician and a scientist, highly trained and experienced in developing vaccines and other medicines, but I have also been a carpenter and a farm hand. In my life,...
  • Biden’s top Supreme Court lawyer granted ethics waiver to argue for race-based college admissions

    01/15/2022 9:15:11 AM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    The College Fix ^ | JANUARY 14, 2022 | Margaret Peppiatt
    The Department of Justice has granted U.S. Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar an ethics waiver, permitting the former Harvard professor to support race-based admissions in a Supreme Court case involving Harvard University. Prelogar, who taught at Harvard Law School in the fall of 2020, was nominated for Solicitor General in August 2021 and confirmed by the Senate that October. Under the Biden Ethics Pledge, Prelogar was prohibited from working on a court case relating to her former employer until two years after her appointment. But the ethics waiver releases her to argue the case before the Supreme Court. Protect the People’s...
  • Man Removed His Fingers, Nose, Lip And Ears In An Attempt To Become An Alien

    01/10/2022 6:53:58 AM PST · by Brookhaven · 88 replies
    Anomalian ^ | 11-25-21 |
    A man named Anthony Loffredo is truly obsessed with the dream of radically changing his appearance in order to “turn” into a “black alien”. He has already cut his tongue, cut off his nose and ears, covered himself with tattoos and piercings, and recently decided to cut off two fingers from each hand to obtain three-fingered palms. The 33-year-old Frenchman says he has achieved the desired transformation by only 34% and that he still has a lot of work to do. In early 2021, he removed his upper lip, and in general, he has been remaking his human body into...
  • Watchdog Flags Ethics Landmine for Biden Admin in Landmark Affirmative Action Case

    01/06/2022 4:43:16 AM PST · by ptsal · 9 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | Jan 05, 2022 | Kevin Daley
    A watchdog group is asking the Justice Department about its decision to waive ethics rules and let the administration's top Supreme Court lawyer argue a landmark affirmative action case involving her former employer, the Washington Free Beacon has learned. Protect the Public's Trust filed a Freedom of Information Act request Wednesday for information about Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar's involvement with a legal brief the administration filed urging the Court to reject a lawsuit accusing Harvard of bias against Asians. Prelogar, a former Harvard employee, is barred by the Biden administration's ethics pledge from participating in the case without a waiver....
  • Ethics board: De Blasio's fundraising practices violated city charter (kept it secret)

    12/09/2021 3:00:41 AM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/08/21 | Sally Goldenberg
    Mayor Bill de Blasio has insisted for years that he followed legal guidance in response to questions about whether he improperly solicited donations for nonprofits he set up to promote his agenda. New information released on Wednesday reveals that’s not the full story. The city’s ethics board repeatedly told the mayor and his attorneys that he was not allowed to raise money from anyone with matters “pending or about to be pending” before his administration, but he ignored the guidance he and his team sought in the first place, according to correspondence POLITICO obtained Wednesday via a Freedom of Information...
  • CNN Fires Anchor Chris Cuomo Following Indefinite Suspension

    12/05/2021 2:38:58 AM PST · by Candor7 · 39 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | December 4, 2021 Updated: December 4, 2021 | Mimi Nguyen Ly
    CNN on Saturday terminated one of its top anchors, Chris Cuomo, after having indefinitely suspended him earlier this week. The suspension was announced on Tuesday to review Chris Cuomo’s conduct over materials that suggested he was more involved than he had admitted in trying to help his brother, then-New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, amid sexual harassment allegations against the former governor earlier this year. The materials were released on Nov. 29 by New York’s attorney general, Letitia James, whose office found that Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed at least 11 women while he was governor. CNN was reviewing the new materials...
  • Ethics Watchdog Files Hatch Act Complaint Against Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm

    12/01/2021 11:56:33 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 4 replies ^ | 27 Oct 2021 | Jacob Bliss
    Protect the Public’s Trust, an ethics watchdog group, filed a complaint against Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm with the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) to investigate an alleged violation of the Hatch Act by appearing at a campaign event for a Democrat candidate for Virginia governor. The complaint filed with the OSC argued that the secretary allegedly violated the Hatch Act by appearing in her official capacity as a member of President Joe Biden’s cabinet early in the day — appearing at Virginia’s Portsmouth Marine Terminal to announce a wind turbine facility that will be built — then hours later delivered...
  • Obama ethics chief troubled by Biden WH staff 'revolving door from influence-peddling operations'

    11/11/2021 9:14:11 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/11/2021 | Houston Keene
    Former President Obama’s ethics chief warned that President Biden's White House staff going through "the revolving door from influence-peddling operations" is not good for the country. Former Office of Government Ethics director Walter Shaub unloaded on the Biden administration after it was announced that Michael Czin from the Biden-aligned consulting firm, SKDK, would be joining the White House in a "senior adviser" position. Czin is the most recent hire from SKDK, which was co-founded by Anita Dunn. Dunn recently left the Biden administration after being able to skirt publicly disclosing her personal finances and business interests, unlike other presidential appointees,...
  • Pelosi calls for ethics, criminal investigations into Gosar

    11/09/2021 12:08:41 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/09/2021 | Mike Lillis
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is calling for a series of investigations into Rep. Paul Gosar after the Arizona Republican took to Twitter this week to advertise violence against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and President Biden. The Speaker is also urging House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) to join Democrats in backing investigations into Gosar by both the House Ethics Committee and outside law enforcement agencies. "Threats of violence against Members of Congress and the President of the United States must not be tolerated," Pelosi tweeted Tuesday. "@GOPLeader should join in condemning this horrific video and call on the Ethics Committee...

    10/26/2021 8:00:54 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 33 replies ^ | May 28, 2021 |, sourced from John Solomon
    [H/T Ymani Cricket]SNIP ethics and internal watchdogs found safety or ethics lapses on Fauci’s watch, including:At least 10 children in a pediatric AIDS drug study died in what an investigation concluded was a death toll “significantly higher” than expected and unexplained.An Office of Government Ethics investigation that cited NIAID for failing to review and clear two-thirds of its workers who were moonlighting in private industry for possible ethical conflicts.A 1992 Department of Health and Human Services inspector general investigation that concluded NIAID failed to police two conflicts of interest in a vaccine experiment.A pregnant Tennessee woman died in 2003 after...
  • Scientists Built an AI to Give Ethical Advice, But It Turned Out Super Racist

    10/22/2021 11:59:09 AM PDT · by Scarlett156 · 50 replies
    Futurism ^ | 10/22/2021 | Tony Tran
    We’ve all been in situations where we had to make tough ethical decisions. Why not dodge that pesky responsibility by outsourcing the choice to a machine learning algorithm? That’s the idea behind Ask Delphi, a machine-learning model from the Allen Institute for AI. You type in a situation (like “donating to charity”) or a question (“is it okay to cheat on my spouse?”), click “Ponder,” and in a few seconds Delphi will give you, well, ethical guidance.
  • Fed cracks down on top officials' trading in bid to end ethics scandal (federal reserve)

    10/21/2021 1:58:50 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10-21-21 | Howard Schneider and Ann Saphir
    The Federal Reserve on Thursday banned individual stock purchases by its top officials and unveiled a broad set of other restrictions on their investing activities, taking action roughly six weeks after reports of active trading by some U.S. central bank policymakers triggered an ethics uproar. The new rules will limit the types of financial securities the Fed's top officials can own, including a ban on purchasing individual stocks or holding individual bonds and agency-backed securities. It also requires a 45-day advance notice and approval of any transaction and stipulates investments be held for at least a year. "These tough new...