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  • Senator Rand Paul single-handedly holds up $40bn US aid for Ukraine

    05/12/2022 7:11:39 PM PDT · by RandFan · 22 replies
    theguardian ^ | May 12 | theguardian
    The top Democrat and Republican in the US Senate joined forces in a rare moment of unity on Thursday in an attempt to pass $40bn in aid for Ukraine, only to be stymied by a single Republican lawmaker: the Kentucky libertarian Rand Paul. Faced with the prospect of an extended delay for the package that passed the House of Representatives on Tuesday, the Senate majority leader, Chuck Schumer, and his Republican counterpart, Mitch McConnell, sought to move forward on the aid package only to be blocked by Paul, a fiscal hawk who objects to the amount of spending proposed. The...
  • Putin's decision to break unfriendly European economies

    05/07/2022 1:00:32 PM PDT · by ganeemead · 41 replies
    Brighteon ^ | Gonzalo Lira
    Unless something changes in a very big hurry, some very major grief is going to ensue.
  • Biden considering another military aid package for Ukraine

    04/19/2022 6:36:37 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 44 replies
    The hill ^ | 04/19/2022 | Jordan Williams
    The Biden administration is expected to announce in the coming days another package of military assistance for Ukraine, which will follow an $800 million package announced last week. CNN and NBC News reported that the administration was putting together another $800 million weapons package for Ukraine. A congressional source told The Hill that a weapons package was being considered, but that there were no further details.
  • Chris Cuomo demanding $125 million from CNN in arbitration bid

    03/16/2022 1:01:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    NBC News / Comcast ^ | March 16, 2022 | By Diana Dasrath and David K. Li
    Former CNN anchor Chris Cuomo is seeking a $125 million arbitration award, claiming the network wrongly terminated him, the TV host's legal team said Wednesday. Cuomo was let go after it emerged that he played an active role in advising his brother, then-New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, when the latter was fighting to stay in office as women accused him of sexual harassment. "It should, by now, be obvious to everyone that Chris Cuomo did not lie to CNN about helping his brother," Chris Cuomo's attorney Bryan Freedman said in a statement. "In fact, as the limited information released from...
  • Report Says CNN Ready to Pay Chris Cuomo $9 Million in Hush Money

    02/05/2022 10:19:59 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/05/21 | John Nolte
    "To keep Chris Cuomo quiet about Jeff Zucker’s unethical dealings with Andrew Cuomo, CNN’s parent company is ready to pay Fredo $9 million in hush money, according to the New York Post. After the former CNN chief resigned in disgrace this week, Breitbart News was the first to connect the dots of the Zucker-Gollust-Cuomo affair. Once it was revealed that Zucker was banging his immediate subordinate, Allison Gollust, who had served as then-Gov. Cuomo’s communications director, CNN’s breathtakingly ethical lapses involving the Cuomo brothers suddenly made perfect sense."
  • 'Sextortion' Study: Men at Higher Risk for Online Blackmail in Pandemic Than Women

    01/31/2022 1:27:16 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    UPI ^ | JAN. 31, 2022 | Brian P. Dunleavy
    Men have been twice as likely as women to fall victim to online blackmail since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, a study published Monday by the journal Victims & Offenders found. This includes threats to publish explicit photos, videos and personal information, the researchers said. Young people, Black and Native American women, and LGBTQ individuals also were at higher risk for being victims of this form of cyber-crime called "sextortion," the data showed. "Recent research has highlighted gender disparities in unpaid care work and household-related work since the start of the pandemic," co-author Asia Eaton said in a press...
  • Antifa thugs win again as Dartmouth cancels my event on far-left violence

    01/24/2022 7:45:08 PM PST · by george76 · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 24, 2022 | Andy Ngo
    I was scheduled to speak last week at Dartmouth College by invitation of the chapter College Republicans and Turning Point USA. The Thursday “Extremism in America” event was meant to highlight America’s long history with far-left violent extremism, a subject politicians and media oft ignore and deny. Gabriel Nadales, a former member of California militant leftist groups, was the co-speaker. But we never got to step on stage to a live audience. Soon after the event was announced, Antifa and its army of online trolls threatened violence to shut it down. In turn, Dartmouth administrators gave the extremists exactly what...
  • “Non-Partisan” Judge Who Ordered PRIVATE COMPANY “Cyber Ninjas” To Give Up Personal Communications To Leftist Newspaper Or Face $50K/Day Fine Donated To Campaigns of Anti-Trump US Lawmakers

    01/07/2022 7:35:17 PM PST · by bitt · 7 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 1/7/2021 | patty mcmurray
    On November 9, an Arizona Appeals Court declined to grant the request of private corporation Cyber Ninjas Inc. to prevent the Arizona Republic, a Gannett owned publication, from forcing them to turn over their private communications 100 Percent Fed Up reports – Cyber Ninjas Inc., a private corporation retained to serve as the primary vendor to audit voting equipment and ballots cast in the Maricopa County election in November 2020, sought relief from Superior Court Judge John Hannah’s order that it turn over copies of public records that it possessed. Jack Wilenchik of Wilenchik & Bartness appealed the decision.
  • ‘#CUonStrike’: Columbia student workers on strike for $140 million in school funds

    "Following a large picketing protest on December 8, the University Provost stated in an email that 'several injuries' occurred as faculty and students attempted to enter campus. The Student Workers of Columbia-United Auto Workers are demanding that the school increase wages for working students, including a $26 hourly wage."
  • Washington Post: Gaetz bragged about 'access' to women through Florida tax collector charged in federal case

    04/02/2021 8:36:01 PM PDT · by RandFan · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/02/21 11:30 PM EDT | BY TAL AXELROD
    Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) reportedly bragged to people involved in Florida politics that he had met women through a county tax collector who has since been hit with federal sex trafficking charges. Two people who heard his comments directly told The Washington Post that Gaetz had also showed them videos of nude women on his phone. Some of the videos were from parties with former Seminole County tax collector Joel Greenberg. The sources said the women in the videos appeared to be adults. “Matt was never shy about talking about his relationship to Joel and the access to women that...
  • Another Media Hit Piece Goes Up in Flames: Florida Man Pleads Guilty in Attempt to Extort $25 Million from Father of Matt Gaetz

    11/28/2021 4:45:09 PM PST · by dynachrome · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11-28-21 | Jim Hoft
    In August federal prosecutors accused Stephen Alford of trying to defraud US Rep. Matt Gaetz’s father Don Gaetz out of $25 million. And last week Stephen Alford, 62, pleaded guilty in an attempt to extort $25 million from Matt Gaetz’s father. According to The Washington Examiner, the announcement by the Justice Department marks a turnaround as Alford initially entered a not guilty plea. A charge of tampering with evidence was tossed, according to Northwest Florida Daily News .
  • Self-ownership & the right to reject the Pharma-State's hemlock Ilana Mercer: The GOP's case against COVID mandates indirectly capitulates to coercion

    10/29/2021 6:29:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 10/28/2021 1930 hrs EDT | Ilana Mercer
    Bodily autonomy, self-determination and self-ownership: Were our representatives to frame the vexation of vaccine mandates in the correct language of natural rights – we'd get the right answers, more likely to be followed by rights-upholding legislation. But are Republican representatives doing so? Are our representatives who art in D.C. doing anything but wait in Tucker Carlson's green room? When it comes to COVID-19, only the following arguments are permissible as an objection to the vaccine mandate. "Exemptions from employer-mandated coronavirus vaccines [are] in [these] three general areas": natural immunity religious objection medical objection One hears also a perfectly calm case...
  • The Jihadist Genocide of Christians in Nigeria Intensifies

    10/20/2021 2:33:06 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 4 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | October 18, 2021 | Raymond Ibrahim
    What several international observers have for years characterized as a “pure genocide” of Christians in Nigeria has reached new levels. Since the Islamic insurgency earnestly began in July 2009—first at the hands of Boko Haram, a professional Islamic terrorist organization, and later by the Fulani, Muslim herdsmen also radicalized and motivated by jihadist ideology—over 60,000 Christians have either been butchered or abducted during raids, never to return and believed to be dead by their loved ones. About 20,000 churches and Christian schools have also been torched and destroyed during the same timeframe. These are among some of the findings published...
  • Merck’s 4,000% Markup of Taxpayer-Funded COVID Drug Is ‘Extortion,’ Critics Say

    10/08/2021 9:37:05 PM PDT · by bitt · 35 replies
    childrenshealthdefense.org ^ | 10/7/2021 | jake johnson
    Pharma giant Merck is facing accusations of price gouging after it charged the U.S. more than $700 per patient for a taxpayer-funded coronavirus treatment that, according to research, costs just $17.74 to produce. he New Jersey-based pharmaceutical giant Merck is facing accusations of price gouging after it charged the U.S. over $700 per patient for a taxpayer-funded coronavirus treatment that, according to research, costs just $17.74 to produce. Last week, Merck announced plans to request emergency federal authorization for molnupiravir after a late-stage clinical trial showed that a five-day course of the antiviral drug cut the risk of COVID-19 hospitalization...
  • Video: Joe Biden on COVID-related firings

    10/07/2021 4:43:02 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 44 replies
    Breaking 911 ^ | October 7, 2021
    BIDEN: "When you see headlines and reports of mass firings, and hundreds of people losing their jobs, look at the bigger story...United went from 59% of their employees [vaccinated] to 99%..."
  • Carmine’s releases new footage of attack on staff amid BLM protests targeting eatery

    09/21/2021 12:38:47 PM PDT · by mcenedo · 50 replies
    NYPost ^ | 09/21/21 | Lee Brown
    Black Lives Matter protesters marched on famed New York diner Carmine’s late Monday — as the owner released new footage of the wild attack on his staff that he insisted had nothing to do with racism.
  • White House warns GOP of serious consequences on debt ceiling

    09/17/2021 7:33:28 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/17/2021 | Brett Samuels
    The White House on Friday issued a memo to state and local governments warning of potential consequences should Congress fail to raise the nation's debt ceiling in the coming days. Biden administration officials warned billions of dollars in state aid and federal funding for state-run programs could be stopped if a deal isn't reached, including disaster relief money, Medicaid programs and child nutrition benefits. "The U.S. economy has just begun to recover from the pandemic and a manufactured debt ceiling crisis would threaten the gains we’ve made and the future recovery. If the U.S. defaults on its obligations, the ripple...
  • Rep. Matt Gaetz exonerated, Fla. developer charged with extortion

    09/02/2021 7:07:33 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 63 replies
    One America News ^ | September 2, 2021
    Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) has been exonerated and the Department of Justice’s sex trafficking investigation has been shut down as the man who made the false allegations is now behind bars. Florida developer and convicted fraud, Stephen Alford, faced a judge on Tuesday after he was indicted for extortion. According to a newly unsealed indictment, the 62-year-old spread lies about Gaetz as part of a complex scheme to defraud Gaetz’s father of $25 million. “Alford is alleged to have been involved in a scheme to obtain money based upon false promises or guarantees he made to the victim that Alford...
  • State Department demands American citizens pay $2000 each for their flight out of Afghanistan…

    State Dept Overseas Security Advisory Council said Aug. 14 — “Repatriation flights are not free, and passengers will be required to sign a promissory loan agreement and may not be eligible to renew their U.S. passports until the loan is repaid. Cost may be $2,000 or more per person.”
  • Michael Avenatti Faces Sentencing in Nike Extortion Scheme

    07/08/2021 10:29:14 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    AP ^ | 07/08/2021 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Avenatti, the brash California lawyer who publicly sparred with then-President Donald Trump before criminal fraud charges on two coasts disrupted his rapid ascent to fame, faces sentencing in one of those cases Thursday. Over a year after a jury concluded Avenatti tried to extort millions of dollars from Nike by threatening the company with bad publicity, U.S. District Judge Paul G. Gardephe will sentence him in Manhattan. Avenatti was convicted on charges that he tried to extort up to $25 million from the Beaverton, Oregon-based sportswear giant as he represented a Los Angeles youth basketball...