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  • Pentagon inspector general raises questions about former D.C. Guard commander’s Jan. 6 account

    11/17/2021 5:12:05 PM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Nov 17, 2021 | Dan Lamothe
    The D.C. National Guard’s commanding general was directed twice by Pentagon leadership to send in troops as violence engulfed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, according to a newly released investigation that appears to undercut the now-retired general’s claim that he would have responded to the riot more quickly if Trump administration officials had allowed. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy first notified Maj. Gen. William Walker by phone at 4:35 p.m. that Walker was authorized to send troops to Capitol Hill, and then called the general again “to reissue the deployment order” about 30 minutes after McCarthy “originally conveyed it,” an...
  • Documents allege payments to Arkansas woman by company under control of Hunter Biden

    12/23/2019 5:36:57 AM PST · by Libloather · 66 replies
    12/20/19
    Link only - https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2019/dec/20/documents-allege-payments-arkansas-woman-company-u/?news-arkansas
  • Hillary Clinton admits her new political thriller 'State of Terror' is based on Donald Trump’s presidency and accuses him of being a 'danger' to the nation

    12/19/2021 12:39:43 PM PST · by simpson96 · 75 replies
    U.K. Daily Mail ^ | 12/19/2021 | Elizabeth Elkind
    Hillary Clinton was on television Sunday promoting her new political thriller State of Terror -- which she admitted is based on her 2016 rival, former President Donald Trump. In her third interview this month, the former first lady accused Trump of 'masterminding' the January 6 Capitol riot and said he was a 'danger' to the country. Her recent media blitz has fueled rumors that Clinton is testing the waters for her own re-election bid after repeatedly calling a potential Trump 2024 ticket a threat to democracy. This morning, CNN host Fareed Zakaria asked about claims her new novel is a...
  • Biden push for $2.5B tax break for lawyers spurs accusations of political payoff

    11/23/2021 6:46:41 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 17 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Nov 23, 2021 | By Haris Alic
    Democrats have tucked a lucrative $2.5 billion tax break inside President Biden’s multitrillion-dollar social welfare bill that would benefit the trial lawyers lobby, spurring Republican accusations of political backscratching. The tax break allows trial lawyers working on a contingency basis, meaning they are paid only if a case is settled in their favor, to deduct expenses immediately. Such expenses include hourly labor fees and the expenses associated with waging a lawsuit, such as filing and deposition costs. On average, according to the American Bar Association, the fixed rate for contingency cases is anywhere between 33% and 40% of the total...
  • Biden’s Build Back Better bill would deliver payroll tax credit to local newspapers (and TV and Radio stations)

    11/18/2021 10:49:06 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 21 replies
    MSN Marketwatch ^ | 11/17/2021 | AP
    President Joe Biden’s $1.85 trillion social spending bill includes a provision that, if it becomes law, would mark the first time the federal government has offered targeted support in response to the decline of local news. The help would come in the form of a payroll tax credit for companies that employ eligible local journalists. The measure would allow newspapers, digital news outlets, and radio and television stations to claim a tax credit of $25,000 the first year and $15,000 the next four years for up to 1,500 journalists. -snip- But the credit, which would cost $1.67 billion over the...
  • Journalists welcome Biden bill's $1.6B tax credit to local news outlets, despite ethics questions

    11/16/2021 11:50:10 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/12/2021 | AP
    Leading journalists acknowledge that it's awkward to receive financial assistance from a government they cover independently. President Biden's $1.85 trillion social spending bill includes a provision that, if it becomes law, would mark the first time the federal government has offered targeted support in response to the decline of local news. The help would come in the form of a payroll tax credit for companies that employ eligible local journalists. The measure would allow newspapers, digital news outlets and radio and television stations to claim a tax credit of $25,000 the first year and $15,000 the next four years for...
  • Maria Cantwell wants to build journalism back better with social spending bill

    11/16/2021 11:44:43 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 14 replies
    The Center Square ^ | 11/9/2021 | Brett Davis
    Tucked into President Joe Biden’s proposed nearly $2 trillion social spending bill is a provision to boost local media through tax incentives meant to help an industry battered by the COVID-19 virus. The Local Journalism Sustainability Act (LJSA), first introduced in July, would provide a local media advertising credit of up to $5,000 in the first year and up to $2,500 in the next four years, covering 80% of advertising costs in the first year and 50% in the following four years. Other elements of the bill would provide a federal tax credit to local media outlets that hire local...
  • Biden's tax breaks for local media an effort to turn them into 'versions of leftist NPR or PBS,' critic says

    11/16/2021 11:40:56 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 18 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 11/15/2021 | Adam Sabes
    President Biden is proposing to give a major tax break to local media outlets as part of the $1.85 trillion reconciliation being considered by Congress. The tax break would allow eligible local media organizations, including newspapers, digital news websites and television stations to receive a tax credit of $25,000 per journalist they employ, and $15,000 for the following four years. The tax break can be claimed for up to 1,500 journalists. While the measure is aimed at helping smaller local news outlets, bigger media organizations like Gannett will benefit from the tax break and could receive as much as $127.5...
  • People Biden Didn’t Forget

    08/30/2021 2:41:10 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 15 replies
    WSJ ^ | 30 Aug 2921 | James Freeman
    The President takes care of a key constituency. In a Friday letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) and Vice President Kamala Harris in her capacity as President of the Senate, Mr. Biden announced that he was invoking his legal authority under “national emergency or serious economic conditions affecting the general welfare” to increase salaries for roughly two million members of the federal civilian workforce. Yes, after creating the veritable model of incompetent governance recently witnessed by horrified Americans and allies around the world, Mr. Biden has decided this is the moment to declare a swamp-wide pay...
  • Biden Demanded $200M 'No Strings' Gift for Iran Right after 9/11, Report Shows

    05/12/2021 11:22:09 AM PDT · by McQ444 · 15 replies
    NN ^ | 05-12-21 | Jay Greenberg
    Shortly after Islamists attacked America on 9/11, then-Senator Joe Biden demanded that the United States should send a taxpayer-funded, "no strings attached" gift of $200 million to the Islamic Republic of Iran, a bombshell report has revealed. In the weeks following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Biden reportedly said that "this would be a good time" to hand over a huge chunk of tax dollars to the Iranian regime while America was in mourning.
  • Press Release Melissa Hodgman Named Acting Director of Division of Enforcement

    01/23/2021 9:23:33 PM PST · by KingofZion · 6 replies
    newsanyway.com ^ | 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...
  • CNN Paid Antifa Agitator Charged Over Capitol Riots, Court Documents Show

    02/17/2021 8:52:01 AM PST · by McQ444 · 11 replies
    NN ^ | 02-17-21 | Jay Greenberg
    The far-left Antifa/Black Lives Matter agitator, who was charged by federal authorities for his role in the January 6 Capitol riots, was paid thousands by anti-Trump "news" networks CNN and NBC, bombshell court documents have revealed. Last month, the Department of Justice (DOJ) confirmed that prominent BLM activist John Sullivan was arrested by the FBI and charged with inciting the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol building.
  • Biden gives top SEC job to Peter Strzok’s wife…

    01/29/2021 10:46:35 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 63 replies
    Melissa Hodgman Named Acting Director of Enforcement at the SEC President Joe Biden’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced it hired Melissa Hodgman to lead the agency as its 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,” SEC Acting Chair Allison Herren Lee celebrated in a statement. “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...
  • Patrick Gaspard to Step Down as Head of Open Society Foundations

    12/05/2020 11:34:17 AM PST · by ameribbean expat · 20 replies
    Mark Malloch-Brown, former top UN official and Open Society Global Board member, to succeed Gaspard as president
  • Joe Biden demands Trump release transcript of Ukraine call

    09/21/2019 4:49:33 AM PDT · by mplc51 · 126 replies
    Axios ^ | 09/20/2019 | Orion Rummier
    Former Vice President Joe Biden called for President Trump to release a transcript of his July phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Friday, amid reports that Ukraine is at the center of a whistleblower's complaint over Trump's contacts with a foreign leader. "If these reports are true, then ... It means that he [Trump] used the power and resources of the United States to pressure a sovereign nation—a partner that is still under direct assault from Russia—pushing Ukraine to subvert the rule of law in the express hope of extracting a political favor." — Biden's statement on Friday...
  • Andrew McCabe blasts DOJ criminal probe, vows not to take deal

    09/18/2019 3:57:16 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 18 September 2019 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    Former FBI deputy director and CNN contributor Andrew McCabe slammed the Department of Justice's ongoing criminal probe into his conduct in office and insisted that he would not take a plea deal if he is prosecuted. Appearing on "Cuomo Prime Time," McCabe blasted the investigation conducted by DOJ inspector general Michael Horowitz, saying he "absolutely" rejects his findings and conclusions. "I never intentionally misled anyone about anything and I certainly have not committed a crime," McCabe told CNN anchor Chris Cuomo on Tuesday night. "I was asked questions on two separate occasions about an article that had appeared months before...
  • McCabe Hiring Consolidates the Spookification of Our News Media

    08/24/2019 6:05:35 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 11 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) Should we change their names to CIANN and MSFBI? – After the news-fakers over at CNN added disgraced serial liar Andrew McCabe to its roster of paid contributors on Friday, the Daily Caller News Foundation notes that CNN and MSNBC now employ no fewer than 15 former employees of the myriad U.S. intelligence agencies. That’s right: 15. Amazingly enough, America’s national Teenage Drama Queen, James Comey, is not among them. But he and McCabe were out on the CIANN airwaves performing as your basic Abbott and Costello tag team of Clintonian non-denial...
  • Joe Biden is Getting Hillary-ed

    05/02/2019 6:38:12 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 12 replies
    Washington Monthly ^ | 2 May 2019 | Nancy LeTourneau
    What they claim is that, during a time when then Vice President Biden was pressuring Ukrainian officials to prosecute more corruption among oligarchs, his son Hunter Biden was on the payroll of one via his company Rosemont Seneca Partners ... The vice president’s pressure worked and the prosecutor was fired. In a repeat performance from 2016, the other media outlet that picked up the story is the New York Times. Kenneth P. Vogel and Iuliia Mendel recount the same story Solomon and Schweizer are peddling. You have to read all the way to the 19th paragraph to catch this little...
  • George Soros Spent $408k on Kim Foxx, Prosecutor in Jussie Smollett Case

    03/26/2019 2:25:20 PM PDT · by detective · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Mar 2019 | Joel B. Pollak
    Left-wing billionaire mega-donor George Soros donated $408,000 in 2016 to a super PAC that supported Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, whose office prosecuted — and dropped — the Jussie Smollett case. In a shock announcement Tuesday, prosecutors dropped all 16 felony charges against the left-wing Hollywood actor, whom police had accused of faking a hate crime in January that he blamed on racist, homophobic white Trump supporters. Foxx had formally recused herself from the case in February because she had spoken with Smollett’s family. The Chicago Tribune later reported that Foxx had asked police to turn the case over...
  • FBI scrambled to respond to Hillary Clinton lawyer amid Weiner laptop review, emails show

    02/11/2019 9:53:41 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02 11 2019 | Greg Re
    Newly released internal FBI emails showed the agency's highest-ranking officials scrambling to answer to Hillary Clinton's lawyer in the days prior the 2016 presidential election, on the same day then-FBI Director James Comey sent a bombshell letter to Congress announcing a new review of hundreds of thousands of potentially classified emails found on former Rep. Anthony Weiner's laptop. The trove of documents turned over by the FBI, in response to a lawsuit by the transparency group Judicial Watch, also included discussions by former FBI lawyer Lisa Page concerning a potential quid-pro-quo between the State Department and the FBI -- in...