Free Republic 4th Qtr 2021 Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $56,075
63%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 63%!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: payoffs

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Scoop: Biden appointing infrastructure chief (an attempt to prevent fraud)

    11/12/2021 2:12:52 AM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Axios ^ | 11/11/21 | Hans Nichols, Jonathan Swan
    resident Biden plans to install a point-person in charge of infrastructure to ensure his administration properly implements its trillion-dollar legislation, two sources familiar with the plans tell Axios. Why it matters: Biden and his top aides know they need to flawlessly execute on their mammoth plan. It may be Biden's best - and, perhaps, only remaining - opportunity to show voters Democrats can deliver major changes to improve people's lives. The White House press office did not have an immediate comment. **SNIP** The goal is to streamline the grant-and-spending process and prevent fraud as the $1.2 trillion in funding is...
  • Biden’s $50,000-per-year journalist tax credit estimated to cost taxpayers $1.6B

    11/05/2021 10:35:01 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 55 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/4/2021 | Haris Alic
    The lucrative $50,000-per-year journalist tax break that Democrats have tucked within President Biden’s multi-trillion dollar social welfare bill is estimated to cost taxpayers more than $1.6 billion over the next decade. A new analysis of the legislation by the Joint Committee on Taxation, a special congressional panel made up of 10 senior lawmakers from both chambers of Congress, found that taxpayers would be on the hook for more than $1.6 billion if the tax credit becomes law. The credit would allow “local news” outlets to receive a quarterly tax credit, “equal to 50%” of a journalist’s wages up to a...
  • The tax credit to pay the salaries of local journalists is back in the budget bill

    11/05/2021 10:12:46 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 22 replies
    Poynter ^ | 11/4/2021 | Rick Edmonds
    A rough estimate of the price tag is $1 billion the first year. Days after it was dropped from the House version of the budget bill, a tax credit to help pay the salaries of local journalists is back in. The measure still needs to win inclusion in the Senate’s version and survive any further reduction of the $1.75 trillion target total. Still, the move represents a big improvement in prospects for the subsidy. Steven Waldman, president and co-founder of Report for America, and Dean Ridings, CEO of industry association America’s Newspapers, both credited the turnaround to publishers and owners...
  • Court memos detail unethical, unpunished leaks in case handled by potential Biden AG Preet Bharara

    09/08/2020 10:15:29 PM PDT · by bitt · 11 replies
    justthenews.com ^ | 9/8/2020 | Christine Dolan and John Solomon
    Preet Bharara knew about FBI leaks two years before his office denied them. No one has been punished Preet Bharara is often mentioned as a possible U.S. attorney general in a Joe Biden administration after building a reputation as a hard-charging federal prosecutor and self-proclaimed ethicist teaching law school and dispensing morality on Twitter. But one of the last cases he handled as the chief federal prosecutor in New York City cuts against the grain of his carefully manicured image, exposing widespread leaking by the FBI — and knowledge of it by the Manhattan U.S. attorney's office — during the...
  • Venezuela hired Democratic Party donor for $6 million

    02/02/2021 5:22:37 PM PST · by dynachrome · 1 replies
    https://foxlexington.com/ ^ | 1-30-21 | JOSHUA GOODMAN
    Newly filed lobbying records show Venezuela’s socialist government previously hired a longtime Democratic Party donor for $6 million at the same time it was lobbying to discourage the U.S. from imposing sanctions on the oil-rich nation. The documents, which were disclosed Thursday, show a U.S. subsidiary of Venezuela’s state oil giant PDVSA agreed to hire Marcia Wiss’ Washington law firm in March 2017. That’s the same month it signed a consulting deal for $50 million with scandal-tainted former Congressman David Rivera. Wiss, an international trade lawyer with a history of donations to the Democratic Party, including a $1,500 contribution to...
  • You Saw This Right?

    11/08/2020 4:13:00 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11/07/20 | James O'Keefe
    You saw this right @FBI https://twitter.com/JamesOKeefeIII/status/1325294917695000577 
  • Jill Biden says Americans ‘don’t want to hear about’ Hunter-Joe deals (Video)

    10/22/2020 5:17:52 PM PDT · by blueyon · 52 replies
    New Yok Post ^ | Oct 22, 2020 | By Ebony Bowden
    Jill Biden was allowed to brush off The Post’s bombshell reporting on son Hunter Biden’s business dealings as “smears” and “distractions” in a softball interview on “The View” — even as evidence mounted that her husband, Democratic nominee Joe Biden, was heavily involved. In an interview on the ABC daytime talk show on Wednesday, the former second lady did not deny the allegations that her scandal-scarred stepson tried to leverage his family connections to land lucrative deals with overseas executives. But she also insisted the American people didn’t care about the Biden family’s murky deals with energy companies in Ukraine...
  • On Obama Adviser’s Disclosure Form: ‘Bermuda’

    07/10/2012 11:48:05 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 6 replies
    On Obama Adviser’s Disclosure Form: ‘Bermuda’ A lot of attention has been focused lately on Mitt Romney’s offshore finances in places like the Cayman Islands and Bermuda. But the word Bermuda pops up on the financial disclosure forms of one of President Obama’s top advisers too. Valerie Jarrett’s financial disclosure form filed May 4 lists a line of credit from a Bermuda insurance company valued between $100,000 and $250,000. We’ve asked the White House what exactly this mark is, and we’re waiting to hear back. In the meantime we’ve spoken to tax experts who have said that the filing could...
  • Judge REJECTS Jeffrey Epstein’s accuser's request to see a list of his 'recruiters' after his ...

    08/20/2019 8:07:46 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 57 replies
    daily mail ^ | 8/20/2019 | dailymail reporter
    A New York judge has rejected Jeffrey Epstein accuser Jennifer Araoz's request to have a list of his 'recruiters' after his legal team filed a motion to suppress the files and said the case was moot in light of his death. The 32-year-old woman, who claims Epstein raped her when she was 15, sought to have a court order release the name of the woman who recruited her to be abused by the billionaire along with a roster of his employees in on his alleged trafficking ring. But the billionaire pedophile and his legal team refused to name names and...
  • [flashback] Clinton Settles Jones Lawsuit With a Check for $850,000

    08/22/2018 7:06:07 AM PDT · by raiderboy · 30 replies
    New York times ^ | 1999 | By NEIL A. LEWIS
    Just as the Senate is about to begin President Clinton's impeachment trial in earnest, Mr. Clinton sent $850,000 to Paula Corbin Jones today to settle the sexual misconduct lawsuit that started it all. Clinton Administration officials said a check for $850,000, the amount agreed to in November to settle the case, was being sent by overnight mail to Ms. Jones and her lawyers.
  • Pope to oil execs: Energy needs mustn’t destroy civilization

    06/09/2018 4:05:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 09, 2018 5:19 PM EDT
    Pope Francis told leading oil executives Saturday that the transition to less-polluting energy sources “is a challenge of epochal proportions” and warned that satisfying the world’s energy needs “must not destroy civilization.” The Vatican said Francis held a two-day conference with the executives as a follow-up to his encyclical three years ago that called on people to save the planet from climate change and other environmental ills. Participants included the CEOs of Italian oil giant ENI, British Petroleum, ExxonMobil and Norway’s Statoil as well as scientists and managers of major investment funds. Their remarks on the first day of the...
  • Florida Shooting Survivors Eyeing Book Deals to Push Gun Message

    02/27/2018 2:57:59 PM PST · by iowamark · 34 replies
    TMZ ^ | 2/27/18
    Some of the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High are planning on using their newfound star power to get their gun control message out ... through a good page-turner. Sources tell TMZ that at least two of the outspoken survivors have been in talks with publishers for book deals. The deals haven't been inked ... the students are in the meeting phase with book honchos. We're also told that some of the students have been getting help from high-profile publicists to field requests and schedule media appearances. A lot of these kids have been all over the news lately, so...
  • Judicial Watch Sues For FBI Docs on Comey Book Deal, Coordination on Comey Testimony before Senate

    02/08/2018 8:03:22 PM PST · by bitt · 24 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 2/8/2018 | ADMIN
    Judicial Watch announced today it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Justice Department for FBI records about former Director James Comey’s book, which he signed to write in August 2017 and is set for publication in April 2018 (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice, (No. 1:18-cv-00220)). The suit also seeks records of communications between Comey and the FBI prior to and regarding Comey’s controversial June 2017 testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Judicial Watch filed suit on January 31 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia after the Justice Department failed to...
  • I.G. Probes Probes Large Cash Prizes Handed Out to Anti-Trump FBI Agents

    01/10/2018 4:27:32 PM PST · by gaijin · 40 replies
    TruePundit.com ^ | Jan 10th, 2018 | Admin
    Potentially illicit private performance bonuses — or political payoffs — between $30,000 and upwards of $50,000 possibly awarded to high-ranking FBI agents have caught the eye of the Inspector General, according to federal law enforcement sources. Your tax dollars at work at the FBI. The two levels for cash awards include the Meritorious award and Distinguished rank award, sources said. Recipients receive a cash prize of 20 percent of their base pay for Meritorious and a cash prize of 35 percent of their salary for Distinguished level awards. How many cash rewards were handed out among the FBI’s hierarchy? No...
  • How a House Dem Accused of Drunken Shenanigans... (Raul Grijalva)

    11/28/2017 7:08:37 AM PST · by AZHSer · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Nov 28, 2017 | S.A. Miller
    Rep. Raul M. Grijalva quietly arranged a “severance package” in 2015 for one of his top staffers who threatened a lawsuit claiming the Arizona Democrat was frequently drunk and created a hostile workplace environment, revealing yet another way that lawmakers can use taxpayer dollars to hide their misbehavior on Capitol Hill.
  • REVEALED: Top Democrat Paid Off Sexual Harassment Accuser With $27K In Taxpayer Money

    11/21/2017 4:58:30 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 81 replies
    dailycaller ^ | 11/20/2017 | PETER HASSON
    A leading Democratic congressman settled a wrongful dismissal complaint for more than $27,000 in taxpayer funding after he allegedly fired the staffer because she would not “succumb to [his] sexual advances,” according to a new report. The congressman, Michigan Rep. John Conyers, is described as a serial sexual harasser who would prey on his female staffers in sworn affidavits signed by four of his former staffers. BuzzFeed News first reported the bombshell allegations and accompanying settlement after right-wing blogger Mike Cernovich provided the website with the documents. One former female employee filed a complaint with the Congressional Office Of Compliance...
  • FBI was surprised but took no action after Bill Clinton took $500,000 from Russian bank while...

    10/23/2017 5:22:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/23/17 | Nikki Schwab
    When former President Bill Clinton received a $500,000 check from a Kremlin-linked bank in 2010 to give a speech in Moscow it served, to the FBI, as further evidence the Russians had unleashed an influence campaign designed to get access to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The Hill newspaper reported Sunday night that the FBI had been keeping close tabs on a Russian spy network that was trying to inch closer to the Clintons at the dawn of the Obama administration, with one spy – who was eventually arrested and deported – briefly posing successfully as an American accountant and...
  • Democratic National Convention host group got nearly $1M in bonuses

    05/13/2017 4:43:39 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 12 replies
    AP; Fox News ^ | Associated Press
    PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The committee that raised money for last summer's Democratic National Convention used surplus funds to hand out nearly $1 million in bonuses for staff members as well as grants for Philadelphia schools and nonprofits, rankling some state lawmakers who ponied up $10 million in tax dollars for the event. The bonuses to the host committee staff came from a $4 million post-convention surplus and were disclosed in a Jan. 31 filing with the Federal Election Commission. They were first reported by The Philadelphia Inquirer. All told, the committee raised $86 million in public and private money. Former...
  • Al Jazeera Paid Georgia Democrat Over $5,000 in Past 15 Months

    03/22/2017 7:49:33 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 12 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 22, 2017 | Brent Scher
    Financial disclosure shows direct payment from Qatari network to Jon Ossoff Democratic congressional candidate Jon Ossoff has received over $5,000 in compensation from Qatari-owned Al Jazeera since January 2016, according to his recently filed financial disclosure report. Ossoff, who is hoping to win the seat vacated by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, has taken heat from Republican opponents for his ties to Al Jazeera, which has aired films produced by Ossoff's investigative film company. The London-based company Insight: The World Investigates (Insight TWI) has produced nine films for Al Jazeera since Ossoff joined as managing director and CEO...
  • Few Rogue Border Agents Resist Trump Policies

    02/18/2017 7:39:31 AM PST · by Cheerio · 29 replies
    Polizette ^ | 17 Feb 2017 | Brendan Kirby
    Union leader says some stations continue to follow Obama 'catch and release' directives Some border patrol stations have been slow to carry out President Donald Trump’s immigration enforcement executive order and instead have continued former President Barack Obama’s “catch-and-release” policies, according to a union official. Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, told LifeZette that he raised concerns Thursday with U.S. Border Patrol Chief Ronald Vitiello. He said he is confident that issue soon will be corrected. But Judd said as recently as Thursday, some border patrol stations were still releasing border-jumpers, often without even issuing notices to...