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  • Sen. Bob Menendez's son, Rob, anointed Congressman

    05/15/2022 7:32:48 PM PDT · by RandFan · 11 replies
    twitter ^ | May 15 | mtracey
    @mtracey Meritocracy update: the son of Bob Menendez, Rob, has already been pre-anointed as the next Congressman from this part of northern New Jersey, taking his dad’s old seat in the House. They’ll be the only father-son duo in Congress
  • Peter Schweizer: White House bracing for Hunter Biden indictment

    03/21/2022 9:38:00 PM PDT · by Conservat1 · 64 replies
    WND ^ | Mar 21, 2022 | Art Moore
    New York Times story seen as effort to put spin on bad news Long before the New York Post's blockbuster, election-eve stories on Hunter Biden's laptop in 2020, investigative reporter and author Peter Schweizer documented the Biden family's international business of selling access to the White House for millions of dollars. Schweizer's 2018 book "Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends" and a follow-up, "Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America’s Progressive Elite," presented evidence that five members of the Biden family cashed in while Joe Biden was vice president.
  • NYC Mayor Defends Picking Brother for NYPD Job...Because of 'White Supremacy' Threat

    01/10/2022 5:23:37 AM PST · by rktman · 86 replies ^ | 1/10/2022 0700 hrs et | Leah Barkoukis
    New York City Mayor Eric Adams on Sunday defended his decision to name his brother, former NYPD police officer Bernard Adams, as a deputy NYPD commissioner. Though he acknowledged a city ethics panel will “make the determination” on whether there’s a conflict of interest over bringing on his brother for the job, Adams argued it’s necessary given the threat he faces from “white supremacy.” “Let me be clear on this: My brother is qualified for the position. Number one, he will be in charge of my security, which is extremely important to me at a time when we see an...
  • NYC Mayor Adams appoints younger brother as deputy NYPD commissioner in move that raises conflict-of-interest questions

    01/09/2022 9:34:59 AM PST · by Levy78 · 17 replies
    Daily News ^ | 1/7/22 | Rocco Parascandola
    Mayor Adams on Friday named his younger brother as a deputy NYPD commissioner, police sources said — a move that immediately raised conflict-of-interest questions. Bernard Adams was assigned to the office of new Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell, sources said. The post — which comes with a yearly salary of around $240,000, according to — is believed to be temporary. Sources expect Bernard Adams to be transferred elsewhere once other high-level personnel moves are finalized.
  • Delaware state auditor indicted on public corruption charges

    10/11/2021 3:29:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | October 11, 2021 | By RANDALL CHASE
    DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware’s state auditor, who is responsible for rooting out government fraud, waste and abuse, was indicted Monday on public corruption charges. An indictment issued by a New Castle County grand jury charges Kathleen McGuiness, 58, with felony counts of theft and witness intimidation, and misdemeanor charges of official misconduct, conflict of interest and noncompliance with state procurement laws. Prosecutors said the charges include allegations that McGuiness hired her daughter and one of her daughter’s friends, both high school seniors at the time, as temporary employees in May 2020, even though other temporary employees had to leave...
  • Meghan McCain: ‘Coward’ Chris Cuomo Ignoring Brother’s Scandal — ‘Worst Kind of Nepotism’

    08/04/2021 10:09:48 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/04/2021 | Pam Key
    Meghan McCain, the daughter of the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), said Wednesday on ABC’s “The View” that CNN host Chris Cuomo is an example of the “worst kinds of nepotism” for not covering his brother Governor Andrew Cuomo alleged sexual harassment scandal. McCain said, “You want to talk about nepotism, not having to talk about the biggest scandal in the country when it has to do with your brother, and you’re hosting CNN? That’s nepotism. The Cuomo family and CNN are the worst kinds of nepotism that the media has an example of. If it were my brother, if...
  • Joe Biden nominates the wives of three of his political allies to plum diplomatic positions

    07/22/2021 11:21:36 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 10 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 23 2021 | HARRIET ALEXANDER
    Joe Biden has nominated three of the wives of his political allies to plum diplomatic posts - putting his own spin on the tradition of giving the coveted positions to major donors. The ambassadors to Austria, Slovenia and the U.N.'s world food program are all wives of supporters. Biden is also reportedly considering Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of John F. Kennedy, for an ambassadorial role in Asia or Australia.
  • We have the highest ethical standards of any administration in history': Jen Psaki defends Biden administration hiring family members including her sister, Chief of Staff Ron Klain's wife, and White House counselor Steve Ricchetti's two sons and daughter

    06/21/2021 2:15:24 PM PDT · by algore · 73 replies
    While President Joe Biden promised that none of his family members would receive government jobs, that hasn't extended to his top tier of advisers Psaki was asked at the Monday briefing what safeguards the White House has in place to prevent preferential hiring of family members. 'We have the highest ethical standards of any administration in history,' Psaki replied. 'A number of ethics officials have conveyed that and we're proud of that... This is the most diverse administration in American history.' At least five children of his top aides have gotten jobs, according to a report Friday in The Washington...
  • Biden adviser's son lands Treasury job, promoted 'Defund the Police'

    06/18/2021 1:12:24 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 15,2021 | Cameron Cawthorne , Evie Fordham
    Biden aide and White House counselor Steve Ricchetti now has not one but three children working within the administration, including son J.J. Ricchetti who was just hired by the Treasury Department as a Special Assistant in the Office of Legislative Affairs. Ricchetti, a recent University of Pennsylvania graduate, in his Instagram bio included a link to a document about supporting the Defund the Police movement and donating to bail funds for protesters. The document, titled "#blacklivesmatter," also included links to social media posts about how to disable tanks. The link was removed after an inquiry to Treasury from Fox News....
  • Biden admin nepotism ‘royally sucks’ and may be illegal, says ex-US ethics chief

    06/18/2021 12:27:58 PM PDT · by mcenedo · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | 06/18/21 | Steven Nelson
    The US government’s former ethics chief is slamming the Biden administration for a potentially “illegal” nepotism spree, saying that it “royally sucks” and is “a real ‘f— you'” to ethical governance.Walter Shaub, director of the US Office of Government Ethics from 2013 to 2017, gained fame for frequently faulting the Trump administration, but turned his fire on President Biden on Friday.
  • Biden hired Rosemont Seneca employee to his private VP office staff

    05/30/2021 3:05:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 29, 2021 | Jon Levine
    Joe Biden as vice president hired one of his son Hunter’s investment-firm staffers as a personal assistant, emails from his son’s discarded laptop show. Anne Marie Person, 34, left Hunter Biden’s Rosemont Seneca Partners in 2014 to join the veep’s staff — and stayed in close contact with her former bosses, keeping them apprised of visiting dignitaries and official events they might have interest in, according to the emails. Rosemont Seneca and its affiliates have come under scrutiny, as the US Department of Justice investigates Hunter Biden’s foreign dealings as part of a possible tax-fraud probe. Hunter Biden secured meetings...
  • Pope Francis Appoints Fellow Jesuit as New Bishop of Hong Kong

    05/18/2021 4:49:51 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 18, 2021 | Thomas D. Williams
    Pope Francis Appoints Fellow Jesuit as New Bishop of Hong KongROME — Pope Francis has appointed Jesuit Father Stephen Chow Sau-yan to be the new Bishop of the Diocese of Hong Kong as the latest elevation of members of his order to positions of influence.Father Chow, who currently serves as the Provincial of the Chinese Province of the Society of Jesus, will replace Cardinal John Tong Hon, who has served as the Apostolic Administrator of Hong Kong since January 2019.In naming Chow to occupy this important and controversial post, Pope Francis has continued his penchant for appointing members of his...
  • ‘Huge Debts:’ Millions in Earnings Failed to Satiate Hunter Biden’s Hunger for Crack, Prostitutes, Luxury Cars

    04/11/2021 9:48:00 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Apr 2021 | Edwin Mora
    Hunter Biden owes massive credit card debt after living like a high roller with access to millions of dollars linked to business dealings overseas that proved insufficient to satisfy his ravenous appetite for drugs, prostitutes, and luxury cars, the Daily Mail reported Friday. The Daily Mail published a bombshell report surrounding the potentially incriminating contents of a laptop purportedly owned by Hunter that was dropped off at a Delaware repair shop and eventually given to the FBI.On Friday, the Daily Mail unveiled contents of the laptop that go well beyond the emails first reported by the New York Post in...
  • Press Release Melissa Hodgman Named Acting Director of Division of Enforcement

    01/23/2021 9:23:33 PM PST · by KingofZion · 6 replies ^ | January 22, 2021 | Graham Shear
    The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced Melissa R. Hodgman, currently an Associate Director in the Commission’s Division of Enforcement, has been named Acting Director of the Division of Enforcement. “Melissa’s dedication to investor protection, broad experience in the Division, and proven track record of collaboration and creative problem solving make her ideally suited to this role,” said SEC Acting Chair Allison Herren Lee. “As Associate Director, Melissa has overseen a wide range of complex and programmatically important matters, and has been a leading voice in the Division on critical issues of diversity, hiring, and labor-management relations. She is highly...
  • Rep. Maxine Waters’ daughter collected $240K from congresswoman’s campaign

    12/04/2020 7:20:15 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 4, 2020 | By Lia Eustachewich
    The daughter of California Rep. Maxine Waters netted around $240,000 this past election cycle — from her mother’s own campaign, new records show. The congresswoman’s campaigns shelled out payments to Karen Waters for work she did on her 82-year-old mother’s reelection campaign, including “slate mailer management” and “GOTV” — or likely “Get Out the Vote” services. The payments appear in new Federal Election Commission filings reported by Fox News on Friday. More than $212,600 in disbursements to Karen Waters are broken down into 26 entries such as “slate mailer management” fees, “office expenses” and “canvassing” between March 2019 and September...
  • How Francis Is Preparing the Conclave, With His Cardinal Favorites

    11/10/2020 6:44:47 AM PST · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | November 9, 2020 | Sandro Magister
    How Francis Is Preparing the Conclave, With His Cardinal Favorites It is no longer a hypothesis but a certainty. Now we know that Pope Francis “first of all” keeps his thoughts fixed “on what will come after me,” meaning on the future conclave, whether this is to come sooner or later. He said so himself in an interview a few days ago with the agency ADN Kronos. In which he also applied to himself the memorable “We’re on a mission from God” of the Blues Brothers, in these words:“I fear nothing, I act in the name and on behalf of our Lord. Am I...
  • The Kennedy Dynasty (Finally) Wears Out Its Welcome

    09/05/2020 5:34:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | September 5, 2020 | Jeff Jacoby
    AS A VOTER, I have two rules of thumb: (1) I don't vote for incumbents, and (2) I don't vote for Kennedys. Rarely do I violate either rule, but on Tuesday I had no choice: In the Democratic Senate primary in Massachusetts, the incumbent, Ed Markey, was being challenged by a Kennedy and I could oppose only one of them. So I voted for Markey — that is, against Joe Kennedy III. Which made mine one of the 765,000 votes that ended Kennedy's congressional career — and, let us hope, the Kennedy political dynasty. I have nothing against Kennedy personally....
  • PM Trudeau appoints Canada's first female finance minister [Freeland]

    08/18/2020 7:40:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 08.18.2020 | tg/sri (AP, Reuters)
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has named his close ally and deputy Chrystia Freeland as finance minister. She replaces Bill Morneau who resigned amid friction with Trudeau over government spending amid pandemic. Freeland, 52, a former journalist and foreign minister, on Tuesday became Canada’s first female finance minister, a day after Bill Morneau resigned. She also keeps her job as deputy prime minister. “It’s about time that we broke that glass ceiling,’’ Freeland said. […] Freeland will now be tasked with reviving an economy crippled by the COVID-19 pandemic, with the budget deficit this fiscal year forecast to hit C$343.2...
  • Chirlane McCray to decide fate of NYC statues of Washington, Jefferson

    06/19/2020 11:09:20 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 38 replies ^ | June 18, 2020 | Julia Marsh and Nolan Hicks
    First lady Chirlane McCray will put statues and structures honoring historic figures tainted by slavery — including George Washington and Thomas Jefferson — under the microscope as part of a new “Commission on Racial Justice and Reconciliation,” Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday. Hizzoner’s move comes a day after five city lawmakers — including City Council Speaker Corey Johnson — sent a letter requesting the statue of Jefferson be removed from the council’s chamber, as leaders across the city and nation struggle to respond to weeks of protests over racism that followed the death of George Floyd. “This is exactly the kind...
  • De Blasio appoints wife head of coronavirus racial inequality task force

    04/26/2020 12:16:38 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 80 replies ^ | April 26, 2020 | Kevin Sheehan and Lee Brown
    Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Sunday that he has put First Lady Chirlane McCray in charge of a special coronavirus task force — insisting her work with her embattled ThriveNYC initiativemade her perfect for the new job. McCray will work with Deputy Mayor Phil Thompson in leading a task force on racial inclusion and equity to make sure the Big Apple rebounds as a “better and more just society than the one we left behind,” Hizzoner said. The mayor insisted that the First Lady deserved her place at the head of the new initiative because of the ideas she generated  —...