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  • Vermont to use COVID money to move vulnerable mobile homes

    10/11/2021 10:41:15 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | October 11, 2021
    BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — The state of Vermont is hoping to use $5 million in COVID-19 relief funds to help buy out and move mobile homes in areas at risk of flooding. The plan builds on lessons learned during flooding from Tropical Storm Irene in 2011, and aims to assist mobile home residents with finding a new place to live if they accept the buyout, said Vermont Emergency Management Hazard Mitigation Officer Stephanie Smith. The task is made more complicated because many mobile home residents own their homes, but rent the land where they are located. Many older homes can’t...
  • Senate Democrats to introduce measure taxing major polluter

    08/05/2021 12:30:52 AM PDT · by newzjunkey · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/04/21 02:13 PM EDT | Zak Budryk
    Senate Democrats are set to unveil legislation that would tax energy companies responsible for major greenhouse gas emissions to pay for the costs of climate disasters. The Polluters Pay Climate Fund Act, sponsored by Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), would require between 25 to 30 of the U.S. corporations responsible for the most greenhouse gas pollution to pay $300 billion into a fund over 10 years. The legislation would require companies to pay into the fund if they were responsible for at least .05 percent of global carbon dioxide and methane emissions between 2000 and 2019 based on data from...
  • The 'Endless Frontier Act' Slush Fund Is a Bad Idea

    06/23/2021 5:36:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | June 23, 2021 | Horace Cooper
    Do we have to become China to beat China? Apparently, some Republicans think so. Dozens in the House and Senate recently joined with Democrats to push a plan to use the byzantine protocols of government bureaucracies as a way to give the U.S. a leg up in industrial competition with China. Without irony the bill is named the “Endless Frontier Act." It proposes the creation of a $110 billion slush fund, much of which will be distributed by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The purpose: promote new technologies to make America more competitive against China. The practice: the NSF will...
  • George Soros gives $500 million to tiny college

    05/24/2021 7:47:48 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 43 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | May 22, 2021 | Ben Zeisloft
    Billionaire philanthropist and left-wing megadonor George Soros is donating $500 million to Bard College a small liberal arts college in New York. According to a Bard College press release, the grant — “which is among the largest ever made to higher education in the United States” — will facilitate “Bard’s exemplary educational and social initiatives, establish the College’s most substantial endowment ever, and set the stage for a $1 billion endowment drive.” The college announced that it raised $250 million for its endowment and is seeking to raise another $250 million going forward. Bard College President Leon Botstein stated that...
  • House COVID bill creates $50M 'slush fund' for Planned Parenthood, eliminates Hyde Amendment protections: Susan B. Anthony List

    03/03/2021 8:15:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/03/2021 | Ryan Foley
    The head of a pro-life group is slamming the coronavirus relief bill passed by the United States House last week, contending that it amounts to a "slush fund" for the major abortion provider Planned Parenthood. Marjorie Dannenfelser, the president of the pro-life group the Susan B. Anthony List, issued a statement Saturday in response to the House's passage of the "American Rescue Plan," a $1.9 relief bill purportedly crafted to address the economic impacts of the coronavirus. If passed, the American Rescue Plan will be the first coronavirus relief package passed since Democrats gained control of Legislative and Executive Branches...
  • Biden To Look Into Reinstating Obama-Era ‘Slush Fund’ Settlement Payouts Via Executive Order

    01/20/2021 11:31:18 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/20/2021 | Andrew Kerr
    President Joe Biden will order the Justice Department to review a Trump administration rule that banned prosecutors from issuing settlement agreements that allowed defendants to pay outside special interest groups instead of their victims or the government. Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions put an end to the Obama-era practice in a 2017 memo, according to Fox News.
  • Biden gives DOJ green light to resume Obama-era 'slush fund' payouts to liberal groups

    01/20/2021 5:20:10 PM PST · by bitt · 16 replies
    foxnews ^ | 1/20/2021 | By Ronn Blitzer
    Justice Department had ceased the practice early in President Trump's administration President-elect Joe Biden is calling for the Justice Department to look into reinstating a controversial Obama-era practice that allowed prosecutors to make settlement agreements that resulted in defendants paying outside groups instead of victims or the government. The Trump administration had put an end to these payments following a 2017 memo from then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions which was reflected in the Justice Department's manual. "When the federal government settles a case against a corporate wrongdoer, any settlement funds should go first to the victims and then to the American...
  • House Democrats Argue Against Diverting Ebola Funding to Coronavirus Response

    02/26/2020 10:39:28 AM PST · by datura · 30 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 26 Feb 2020 | Zachary Stieber
    House Democrats argued against diverting funding for the new coronavirus from preparing for the Ebola virus as they said that the $2.5 billion the White House wants for combating the new virus isn’t adequate. The White House submitted an emergency request to Congress on Feb. 24, asking for $2.5 billion to combat the new coronavirus, which causes the COVID-19 disease. The money was meant to help research vaccines, boost the surveillance network, and other efforts, Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar told a congressional committee in Washington on Wednesday. Part of the proposal featured moving $535 million from...
  • Trump Calls For Obama Book Deal, Netflix Deal and “Congressional Slush Fund” be Investigated

    09/16/2019 9:39:30 AM PDT · by mplc51 · 54 replies
    GP ^ | 09/16/2019 | Cristina Laila
    Trump (and the American people) still have not forgotten about the Congressional slush fund used to pay off sexual harassment claims against lawmakers, and on Monday the president called for the slush fund to be investigated.
  • Joe diGenova: John Huber Investigation of Clinton Foundation is a Farce – Never Even Started

    05/28/2019 7:30:03 AM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 420 replies ^ | May 28 2019 | J Hoft
    Former US Attorney Joe diGenova says that the Huber investigation into the Clinton Foundation is a farce. Huber hasn’t even interviewed the top witness in the case whom diGenova represents! John Huber is the special prosecutor tapped by former AG Jeff Sessions to investigate FISA abuses by Obama’s DOJ/FBI. Sessions nominated Huber to perform this investigation after numerous calls for a special investigation into the Clinton Foundation and the Deep State. But months ago we reported that nothing was getting done. Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee say John Huber still has not interviewed key witnesses and they want answers....
  • Michael Avenatti Appears to Have Used PAC as Personal Slush Fund

    03/26/2019 8:26:46 AM PDT · by ptsal · 11 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 26 March 2019 | Joe Schoffstall
    Embattled Democratic lawyer Michael Avenatti, who on Monday was arrested for an extortion plot involving Nike and was separately alleged to embezzle client money while falsifying tax returns, appears to have used a political action committee that he established to help liberal candidates as a personal slush fund, Federal Election Commission filings show. Avenatti launched his PAC, the Fight PAC, last summer as he was contemplating a presidential run to help Democratic candidates with "the size and presence to really fight back and advocate for a position of strength as opposed to weakness."
  • Ocasio-Cortez and top aide should be investigated for possible campaign finance violations

    03/09/2019 5:34:13 PM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 9, 2019 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    An investigation is needed to determine if socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the media magnet on the far-left fringe of the Democratic Party, has broken federal campaign finance laws. If convicted of criminal conduct, she could get up to five years in prison for each violation. We don’t know at this point if the New York congresswoman has engaged in improper conduct. But she and her chief of staff and former campaign manager Saikat Chakrabarti are accused of serious charges in a complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) by the National Legal and Policy Center. The accusations against Ocasio-Cortez...
  • Former FEC Commissioner – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ‘Could Be Facing Jail Time’…

    03/05/2019 3:19:38 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 82 replies ^ | 3/4/19 | Kane
    Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti obtained majority control of Justice Democrats PAC in December 2017, according to archived copies of the group’s website, and the two appear to retain their control of the group, according to corporate filings obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation. If the Federal Election Commission (FEC) finds that the New York Democrat’s campaign operated in affiliation with the PAC, which had raised more than $1.8 million before her June 2018 primary, it would open them up to “massive reporting violations, probably at least some illegal contribution violations exceeding the...
  • ATF Agents Smuggled Millions of Dollars from Cigarette Sales into a Secret Bank Account

    02/24/2017 5:30:20 PM PST · by eyeamok · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Feb 2017 | by Katherine Rodriguez
    The secret account is at the center of a federal racketeering lawsuit brought on by a collective of tobacco farmers who say they were cheated out of $24 million.
  • Thirty Democrat Lawmakers Vacation In PR While Federal Employees Remain Unpaid

    01/13/2019 2:02:19 PM PST · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 36 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | January 13, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    President Trump is working around the clock during the government shutdown trying to negotiate with Pelosi and Schumer to secure border wall funding. The Democrats however, are partying at a beach resort in Puerto Rico on day 22 of the government shutdown. The Democrats don’t care about the 800,000 federal workers who are currently not receiving a paycheck. Democrat Senator Bob Menendez was spotted hanging out with a bikini-clad “colleague” on the beach in Puerto Rico three weeks into the shutdown without a care in the world. The Hispanic Caucus of liberal Democrats is holding their retreat at a posh...
  • "I Know Where All The Bodies Are Buried": Clinton Foundation CFO Spills Beans To Investigators

    12/07/2018 7:16:32 AM PST · by blam · 57 replies
    SGT Report ^ | 12-7-2018
    The CFO of the Clinton Foundation, thinking he was “meeting an old professional acquaintance,” admitted to investigators that the charity had widespread problems with governance, accounting and conflicts of interest, and that Bill Clinton has been commingling business and personal expenses for a long time, reports The Hill‘s John Solomon. Clinton Foundation CFO Andrew Kessel made the admissions to investigators from MDA Analytics LLC – a firm run by “accomplished ex-federal criminal investigators,” who have been probing the Clinton Foundation for some time. Kessel told MDA “There is no controlling Bill Clinton. He does whatever he wants and runs up...
  • (Flashback) The Clinton Scandals Will Never Stop

    10/29/2018 9:09:36 AM PDT · by RooRoobird20 · 47 replies
    The Compost ^ | November 3, 2016 | Ed Rogers
    "If Clinton takes office, the scandals won’t come to a screeching halt. Nothing about the latest chapter of Clinton scandal lends itself to a tidy conclusion. There will always be a seepage of fresh emails; new revelations about some impropriety regarding the Clinton Foundation, Clinton donors, Clinton staff and the like; and reports of Bill Clinton saying or doing something compromising or otherwise inappropriate. There will never be a last email, a last allegation of pay to play or a last word written by a former Clinton insider. Nothing will stop the ooze of Clinton corruption"
  • Bombshell: FEC Records Indicate Hillary Campaign Illegally Laundered $84 Million

    08/24/2018 1:23:21 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 124 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 24, 2018 | Margot Cleveland
    The press continues to feed the dying Russia collusion conspiracy theory, spending Friday’s news cycle regurgitating Democrat talking points from the just-filed Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act lawsuit against the Trump campaign, WikiLeaks, and Russia. Yet the mainstream media took no notice of last week’s federal court filing that exposes an $84 million money-laundering conspiracy the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign executed during the 2016 presidential election in violation of federal campaign-finance law. That lawsuit, filed last week in a DC district court, summarizes the DNC-Clinton conspiracy and provides detailed evidence from Federal Election Commission (FEC)...
  • Clinton Foundation Tax Scam

    07/24/2018 7:21:19 AM PDT · by econjack · 57 replies
    IRS documentation and public records ^ | July 24, 2018 | Unknown
    Clinton Foundation A "Charitable Foundation" Downsizes! Charitable Foundation? Really? Have you wondered why the Clinton Foundation folded so suddenly after Hillary was no longer in a position of influence? Perhaps this summary will provide some insight? From their 2014 990 Tax Form; they list 486 employees (line 5)! It took 486 people who are paid $34.8 million and $91.3 million in fees and expenses, to give away $5.1 MILLION The real heart of the Clintons can be seen here. Staggering but not surprising. These figures are from an official copy of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation for the...
  • Doug Ford ends cap and trade in Ontario

    07/04/2018 5:15:30 AM PDT · by xp38 · 87 replies
    The Toronto Sun ^ | July 2018 | Antonella Artuso
    Premier Doug Ford has officially revoked cap and trade — and is now starting to wrap up initiatives funded by the doomed program. “Cap-and-trade and carbon tax schemes are no more than government cash grabs that do nothing for the environment while hitting people in the wallet in order to fund big government programs,” Ford said in a statement Tuesday. “I promised that the party with taxpayers’ dollars was over and that this would include scrapping the cap-and-trade, carbon tax slush fund.”