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  • Jared Kushner Hit With New Investigation

    06/12/2024 8:34:53 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 14 replies
    Newsweek ^ | June 12, 2024 | Katherine Fung, Senior Writer
    Senate Democrats are launching a new investigation into the foreign payments made to Jared Kushner's investment firm. Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden announced the probe on Wednesday, saying that the panel would investigate the billions of dollars that Affinity Partners manages from foreign sources. Kushner started Affinity in July 2021, less than six months after leaving the White House as a senior adviser to former President Donald Trump. The firm quickly attracted big-time investors from the Middle East and within weeks, landed $2 billion from the Saudi public investment fund. Affinity continues to overwhelmingly derive the majority of its...
  • ‘The Cavalry Has Arrived’: Army of Lawmakers Accompany Trump to Court in Show of Support

    05/16/2024 2:21:59 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/16/2024 | KRISTINA WONG
    Almost a dozen Republican lawmakers trekked up to New York City on Thursday to support former President Donald Trump as he faces charges of falsifying business records years ago, brought by a Democrat district attorney in the midst of the 2024 presidential election. The lawmakers included Reps. Andy Biggs (AZ), Lauren Boebert (CO), Michael Cloud (TX), Eli Crane (AZ), Matt Gaetz (FL), Bob Good (VA), Diana Harshbarger (TN), Anna Paulina Luna (FL), Ralph Norman (SC), Andy Ogles (TN), and Mike Waltz (FL). — Jason Miller (@JasonMillerinDC) May 16, 2024 “The cavalry has arrived to the courthouse,” a Gaetz aide...
  • Arizona State Democrat Lawmakers Host ‘Drag Story Hour’ at the Capitol

    05/02/2024 10:52:00 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/02/2024 | HANNAH KNUDSEN
    Arizona State Democrat lawmakers teamed up with pro-abortion Planned Parenthood to host “Drag Queen Story Hour” at the state Capitol, according to Arizona State Senate Republicans. Arizona State Senate Republicans shared a brief video of the event on social media, showing a man with hot pink eyebrows and a beard encouraging parents to allow their children to transition to the opposite gender. He was reportedly reading from Queer and Fearless: Poems Celebrating the Lives of LGBTQ+ Heroes. “When is it time to choose a new name? Why does someone become an activist? How does one begin?” he began.
  • Lawmakers Praise UNC Students for Protecting American Flag from Protesters

    05/01/2024 12:13:48 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/01/2024 | ELIZABETH WEIBEL
    Several politicians praised students from the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill for protecting the American flag from anti-Israel protesters. UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Lee H. Roberts was seen raising the American flag back to the top of the flag pole after pro-Palestinian protesters took it down and replaced it with the Palestinian flag. After Roberts left, pro-Palestinian protesters reportedly once again began attempting to remove the flag, leading a group of students to move in to hold the flag up off the ground and defend the flag from protesters.
  • NYC’s squatter scourge is so bad even lefty lawmakers are moving to crack down

    04/27/2024 4:58:53 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/27/24 | Post Editorial Board
    New York’s squatter nightmare has gotten so far out of control that even liberal lawmakers are finally moving to plug the loopholes that have facilitated the crisis. Democratic as well as Republican lawmakers in Albany are pushing measures to crack down on the outrageous scourge, including one bill introduced by lefty Sen. John Liu (D-Queens) that was included in the just-completed state-budget agreement. Liu credited coverage by The Post and others for bringing “to our attention a problem that needed to be addressed.” You bet it needs addressing. Until now, anyone who stayed in a home beyond for a certain...
  • New York Lawmakers Considering Legislation to Create ‘Antisemitism Monitors’ on College Campuses

    04/26/2024 6:11:59 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/26/2024 | ELIZABETH WEIBEL
    Two New York representatives are considering a bill that would send “antisemitism monitors” to visit college and university campuses that receive federal funding. Rep. Ritchie Torres (D-NY) and Rep. Mike Lawler (R-NY) are set to introduce the College Oversight and Legal Updates Mandating Bias Investigations and Accountability (COLUMBIA) Act, according to Jewish Insider. Under the bill, the Department of Education would be allowed to send a third-party antisemitism monitor, paid for by the colleges and universities, to university and college campuses that receive funding from the federal government.
  • Lawmakers want to make China pay its trillion-dollar debt to Americans

    04/19/2024 6:41:44 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/19/2024 | ANDREW HALE
    It’s practically an international article of faith: Countries may not default on their sovereign debt. Yet China has done just that on $1 trillion it owes to U.S. bondholders. Is there nothing we can do about it? Finding members of Congress willing to talk tough isn’t hard. Many resolutions and joint letters over decades have called for China to honor its debt to U.S. citizens. But too many members, their election coffers lined by Wall Street and other financial and business interests heavily exposed to China, leave it at that. OPINION>FINANCE THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND...
  • Pelosi, Democratic lawmakers urge Biden to put conditions on military aid to Israel

    04/06/2024 10:34:27 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/06/2024 | LAUREN IRWIN
    Former Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and more than 30 House Democrats sent a letter to President Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken urging them to reconsider the recent authorization of weapons to Israel, just days after seven aid workers were killed. “In light of this incident, we strongly urge you to reconsider your recent decision to authorize the transfer of a new arms package to Israel, and to withhold this and any future offensive arms transfers until a full investigation into the airstrike is completed,” the letter said, obtained and first reported by NBC News.
  • Australian Lawmakers Enshrine ‘Protection’ for LGBTQI+ People

    03/27/2024 7:35:19 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/27/2024 | SIMON KENT
    Lawmakers in the Australian state of Queensland have introduced legislation “to provide stronger protections for trans, gender diverse and intersex people.” At the end of April the state’s discrimination laws will be changed so that LGBTQI+ claimants will be offered a host of protections shielding them from “discrimination and vilification” while “intersex people” can similarly expect to be treated differently and afforded protection. A press release from the Queensland Human Rights Commission has set out the changes, detailing the following provisions: Protections against gender identity discrimination and vilification have been in place since 2002 but now the law will be...
  • Progressive lawmakers renew push to increase taxes on wealthiest Americans

    03/19/2024 11:29:59 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/19/2024 | LAUREN IRWIN
    A group of progressive lawmakers is renewing its push to increase taxes on the country’s wealthiest people. The proposal, reintroduced Tuesday, would create a 2 percent tax on households that are worth more than $50 million and a 3 percent tax on households worth more than $1 billion. It would affect the wealthiest 100,000 households in the country, according to the bill’s sponsor, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), USA Today first reported. “Today I’m re-introducing my Ultra-Millionaires Tax so that when someone makes it really big—earning over $50 million—they have to chip in 2 cents on the next dollar,” Warren said...
  • Georgia lawmakers react to judge's ruling allowing Fani Willis to stay on Trump case: 'Wholly insufficient'

    03/15/2024 10:59:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/15/24 | Andrew Mark Miller, Brandon Gillespie
    Reactions from Georgia lawmakers poured in on Friday after a judge ruled that embattled Fulton County DA Fani Willis could remain on the case investigating alleged election interference by former President Donald Trump. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee issued a ruling Friday that Willis, who was accused of an improper romantic relationship that she attempted to cover up with special counsel Nathan Wade, could remain on the case if she fired Wade which prompted pushback from Georgia Republicans. "The ruling by Judge McAfee seems to clearly identify impropriety between the DA and Mr. Wade," Georgia Republican State Rep....
  • NY dock workers urge lawmakers to sink Hochul’s new waterfront commission

    01/25/2024 8:14:06 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | 01/25/2024 | Carl Campanile
    Gov. Kathy Hochul has proposed legislation for New York to recreate a new waterfront commission to fight the kind of Mafia corruption made famous in Marlon Brando’s 1954 flick “On The Waterfront.” But the union representing dock workers in the Empire State said Hochul is living in the past and urged lawmakers to sink the measure. Hochul proposed the new waterfront unit for New York’s side of the harbor to replace the prior Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor, a bi-state agency founded in 1953 by a Congressionally authorized compact between New York and New Jersey.
  • Lawmakers: Fauci Said He ‘Did Not Recall’ over 100 Times During Testimony

    01/09/2024 11:45:29 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/09/2024 | HANNAH BLEAU KNUDSEN
    Dr. Anthony Fauci claimed to not recall details surrounding “pertinent COVID-19 information or conversations” more than 100 times during his Monday testimony before the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic. Fauci participated in the closed-door hearing Monday, which reportedly focused on what committee chairman Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) described as “pandemic-era” failures. The first session uncovered what lawmakers described as “drastic and systemic failures in America’s public health systems.” “Dr. Fauci claimed he ‘did not recall’ pertinent COVID-19 information or conversations more than 100 times” during the hearing, the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic said in a...
  • What is 'swatting,' the 'criminal harassment' hoax that's hit 3 GOP lawmakers since Christmas?

    12/29/2023 2:47:35 AM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/29/23 | Houston Keene
    Three Republican lawmakers have been the target of "swatting" at their homes since Christmas Day, with a legal expert calling the act "criminal harassment." "Swatting" is a crime that has become prominent in recent years, gaining more steam in the social media age when people's addresses are easily accessible. George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley told Fox News Digital that swatting is a crime that could be "charged as a form of criminal threats." "Swatting constitutes a false police report that can be criminally charged," Turley said. "Virginia recently passed a new law making swatting specifically a criminal misdemeanor....
  • Social Security Administration burdens seniors with push for clawbacks, lawmakers say

    12/15/2023 10:10:55 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 12/15/23 | Chris Pandolfo
    FIRST ON FOX: Lawmakers want to know why the Social Security Administration has reportedly erroneously overpaid benefits to millions of Americans and then hit beneficiaries with demands for repayment to the tune of thousands of dollars. A bipartisan letter sent by House members in the Ohio delegation presses Dr. Kilolo Kijakazi, the acting commissioner of the Social Security Administration (SSA), for answers on its efforts to claw back overpayments from Americans, many of whom did nothing wrong. Those affected are elderly or disabled people on a fixed income who may have their benefits frozen or cut until their debt is...
  • Zelensky Tells U.S. Lawmakers He Is Willing to Raise Military Conscription Age Above 40: Report

    12/13/2023 11:04:41 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/13/2023 | Kurt Zindulka
    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has reportedly told lawmakers in the United States that his government is considering raising the military conscription age to over 40 years old in an apparent attempt to allay concerns about Kyiv’s ability to stand up to the much larger population Moscow can draw on to fight the war. Upon his latest lobbying trip to Washington D.C. to beseech Congress to back President Biden’s request for an additional $61 billion in military aid to Ukraine, Zelensky reportedly told sceptical Senators that his government is considering conscripting men above the age of 40 to increase troop levels...
  • Lawmakers express outrage over surprise Fitch decision

    08/02/2023 1:10:58 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/02/2023 | TOBIAS BURNS
    The move by market agency Fitch Ratings to downgrade the United States’ debt rating has startled lawmakers and policymakers alike, who said Wednesday that they were perplexed by the move amid strong recent economic indicators. In addition, news Wednesday that U.S. political instability reflected in the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the Capitol was a factor in the downgrading has further confused the Beltway, which was already reeling from a third indictment of former President Trump. Fitch downgraded its issuer default rating for the U.S. on Tuesday evening, surprising investors, roiling equity markets and sending bond yields higher Wednesday morning....
  • Report: Senate Republicans Are 7 of the Top 10 Lawmakers Who Used Earmarks

    07/03/2023 10:49:11 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/03/2023 | SEAN MORAN
    Seven of the top 10 lawmakers who used earmarks recently are Senate Republicans, according to a report from Open the Books. In March 2021, a split House Republican conference voted to overturn its years-long ban on earmarks. The renewed practice requires Republican lawmakers to write a justification for any earmark they want to sponsor and verify they have no financial stake in the earmark. Those in favor of bringing back earmarks believe it would bring more power to Congress and can serve as a tool to rein in the Biden administration. Some House Republicans who support using earmarks also believe...
  • California lawmakers block bill allowing people to sue oil companies over health problems

    05/19/2023 3:40:25 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    AP via WSLS ^ | 5/18/23 | Sophie Austin
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California lawmakers blocked two big environmental bills Thursday: One that would have ramped up the state's emissions targets, and another that would have made oil companies liable for the health problems of people who live close to oil wells. They are among the hundreds of bills that did not survive the Legislature’s suspense file, a mysterious process where lawmakers decide — with no explanation — which bills will get a chance to become law later this year and which ones should not move forward. Last year, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law that bans drilling new oil...
  • Lawmakers Dumped Their Shares In First Republic Bank Before The Company Collapsed

    05/05/2023 6:46:33 AM PDT · by Twotone · 7 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | May 3, 2023 | Ben Zeisloft
    Multiple lawmakers sold their shares in First Republic Bank in the weeks before the firm collapsed and was sold to JPMorgan Chase by financial regulators. First Republic Bank imploded on Monday, weeks after Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank similarly collapsed, as account holders with balances above the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation threshold rushed to withdraw their funds. Periodic transaction disclosure forms reveal that multiple lawmakers jettisoned their shares in First Republic Bank or acquired shares in JPMorgan Chase over the past two months, a phenomenon which follows accusations that some lawmakers routinely buy stocks at opportune times and cut...