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  • Benjamin Netanyahu demanded luxury gifts from billionaire friends including champagne and expensive cigars which he enjoyed dipping into Cointreau, Jerusalem corruption trial hears

    07/05/2022 3:21:02 PM PDT · by Angelino97 · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 5, 2022 | Walter Finch
    Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had such expensive tastes that he demanded gifts in the form of cigars to dip into Cointreau liqueur, a Jerusalem court heard today. Netanyahu is undergoing a blockbuster corruption trial on charges of fraud and breach of trust for allegedly accepting luxury gifts from billionaires Arnon Milchan and James Packer worth hundreds of thousands of pounds, advancing the former's various interests in return. An aide to the two billionaires testified that she had been ordered to buy cigars and Cointreau - among other items - to satiate the former prime minister and his wife...
  • 2 Arizona election officials abruptly quit before the primaries, citing continuous threats from Trump supporters over 2020 elections.

    07/04/2022 11:06:48 AM PDT · by Luke21 · 75 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 7/4/22 | Sophia Ankel
    Two top Arizona election officials abruptly quit their jobs before the state's primary elections, citing continuous threats from former President Donald Trump's supporters after the 2020 elections, multiple reports say. Leslie Hoffman, the elected county recorder in Yavapai County, said on Friday that she was stepping down later this month after facing two years of "nastiness" from election deniers, The Washington Post reported. Hoffman said elections director Lynn Constabile, who had worked for the county for 18 years, was leaving for the same reason, The Post reported. Constabile did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.
  • Don't Let Elon Musk Grab Your Guns

    06/11/2022 6:06:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies ^ | 6/11/2022 0001 hrs edt | Michael Hammond
    Some conservatives have overestimated SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s value for promising to bring free speech back to Twitter. He’s far from their friend or ally. First, he took billions worth of government subsidies, supported disastrous climate change policies, and began funding out-of-state abortion funding through Tesla.. Now, in light of the horrific shootings in Philadelphia, Buffalo, and Texas, Mr. Musk wants the government to, "at a minimum," require a special permit for assault rifle ownership or "any semi-automatic gun with supersonic ammo and a large magazine." Yes, Elon's advocating that Big Brother violate every Americans' Second Amendment right,...
  • Elon Musk's 'antiquated' views on working from home threatens to rob Tesla of top talent, experts say

    06/11/2022 9:39:59 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 85 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Jun 11, 2022 | Sam Tabahriti
    Elon Musk recently told Tesla employees they must work a minimum of 40 hours a week in the office. However, experts say the world's richest man is wrong to say that logging on from home during the pandemic "tricked" people into thinking they don't need to work hard. Nick Gallimore, director of innovation at Advanced People Management, told Insider that Musk would need "something of a miracle if he expects people to even stick with him ... let alone be more productive." "Musk's comments – that remote work simply can't be as effective or as productive as working from a...
  • Rep. Cori Bush: Buffalo Shooter ‘Was Indoctrinated by Tucker Carlson’

    06/11/2022 3:44:17 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/11/2022 | Jordan Dixon-Hamilton
    At the “March for Our Lives” gun control protest in Washington D.C. on Saturday, Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) said the shooter who killed ten people at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York, “was indoctrinated by Tucker Carlson and Fox News” During her speech, Bush briefly touched on her experience listening to survivors and family members of those from the Uvalde school shooting in Texas.
  • Graham: ‘We Need a Refund on the Mueller Investigation’

    04/28/2022 9:41:01 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/28/2022 | Jeff poor
    Wednesday, during an appearance on FNC’s “Hannity,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) argued now that the Mueller probe was in the rear-view mirror, more and more was come to light about the 2016 Clinton campaign and had left him questioning what the special counsel investigation led by former FBI Director Robert Mueller had missed. According to the South Carolina Republican lawmaker, a “refund” was warranted on the Mueller investigation.
  • Dutch party Forum voor Democratie asked question: "Zelensky has a huge fortune: according to various estimates, it is about 850 million. He received most of this fortune only after he became president. So where does this money come from? [tr]

    04/25/2022 5:30:29 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 42 replies
    Twitter ^ | 4/25/22 | Stellasevas
    Dutch party Forum voor Democratie asked question:"Zelensky has a huge fortune: according to various estimates, it is about 850 million.He received most of this fortune only after he became president. So where does this money come from?And, more importantly where are they going?" ...
  • Exclusive: Madison Cawthorn photos reveal him wearing women’s lingerie in public setting

    04/22/2022 7:11:29 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 81 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/22/2022 | Michael Kruse
    Photographs obtained by POLITICO appear to show Madison Cawthorn, the embattled Republican congressman from North Carolina who recently accused his GOP colleagues of inviting him to orgies, wearing lingerie in what appears to be a party setting. Cawthorn, 26, was raised in a conservative Baptist community in Henderson County, North Carolina, and has staked his political persona on arch-traditional Christian principles and the insistence of the importance of a kind of hypermasculinity. His comments about “the sexual perversion” in Washington made on a podcast, which he later admitted were exaggerated, drew the public disapproval and disavowal of Minority Leader...
  • ‘I Wouldn’t Mind if the West Gets Its Butt Kicked’: The Israelis Siding With Putin

    03/05/2022 11:04:55 PM PST · by Angelino97 · 153 replies
    Haaretz ^ | March 2, 2022 | Allison Kaplan Sommer
    Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began last week, most Israeli leaders across the political spectrum have either expressed full support for Ukrainians or cautiously supported a neutral approach for strategic reasons, fearful of harming the country’s interests in Russia-controlled Syria. A minority on the right, however, has gone as far as to express a measure of sympathy and identification with Russian President Vladimir Putin’s justifications for Russia asserting a historic claim to Ukrainian territory. “People in Russia suit Putin’s rule. Kyiv is Russia’s birthplace. Kyiv for Putin is like Bethlehem and Hebron,” said Maj. Gen. (ret.) Gershon Hacohen, a senior...
  • How Did John Stockton, the Most Boring NBA Legend, Become an Anti-Vax Weirdo?

    02/12/2022 1:36:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Jan. 25, 2022 | Corbin Smith
    Yes, perhaps the NBA’s most unassuming on-court legend believes in gonzo anti-vax conspiracies, and even appeared in an anti-vax documentary alongside RFK Jr.Most public-facing individuals who have indulged in vaccine denialism have not surprised me. Joe Rogan, for instance, is an MMA commentator who hosts a three-hour-long daily podcast where he browses the internet and conducts gormless interviews, nodding along to the sentiments of contradictory grifters. Of course that dude was going to “question the science” and seek “alternative treatments.” His whole life is one big alternate treatment-seeking journey that people pay him copious amounts of money to go on....
  • Santa Clara County sheriff challenger in 2014 files for a second run (It's time)

    01/12/2022 9:52:41 AM PST · by Vendome · 3 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | September 2, 2021 | Robert Salonga
    A retired sheriff’s captain who tried to unseat Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith in 2014 is trying again next year, amid a cloud of criticism over the six-term incumbent that hit a crescendo this week when the Board of Supervisors formally gave her a vote of no confidence. Kevin Jensen filed with the county registrar on Tuesday, records show, the same day that the no-confidence vote was held ...
  • Cardinal Pell Has One Question for Cardinal Becciu: ‘Will He Just Tell Us What the Money Was Sent for?’

    12/26/2021 6:50:03 PM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 12/16/21 | Joan Frawley Desmond
    The former prefect of the Vatican’s Secretariat for the Economy sat down for an interview on his three-volume 'Prison Journal' touching on his incarceration, Cardinal Becciu and Vatican finances. When Cardinal George Pell took a leave of absence in 2018 from his post as the inaugural prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy and returned to Australia to stand trial for his “historic sexual abuse” case, he was the highest ranking Church official to be swept up in a decades-long global scandal that has shattered victims and wreaked havoc on the Church’s moral credibility. Convicted in 2018, he would spend...
  • Chris Christie: Trump Would Not Concede — January 6 Riot Was ‘Driven from the Top’

    12/12/2021 2:01:55 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/12/2021 | Pam Key
    Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” that the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol “was driven from the top” by former President Donald Trump. Anchor George Stephanopoulos said, “It seems like every single day, Chris Christie, we’re learning more about what was going on inside the White House in those days leading up to January 6. Most recently this week, this PowerPoint presentation that was sent to Mark Meadows detailing all the ways the White House could interfere in the investigation. It may explain why the former president and his allies are...
  • Reporter reveals what Lindsey Graham said during January 6 riot

    11/14/2021 2:32:13 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    CNN.Commies ^ | 10/31/21 | Aaron Davis
    Washington Post investigative reporter Aaron Davis reveals that Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) was calling for law enforcement to fire on rioters as the US Capitol was breached and that there were clear warning signs that preceded the attack. ... Video
  • Kyle Rittenhouse spokesperson slams Joe Biden for casting defendant as a White supremacist

    11/10/2021 10:02:58 PM PST · by conservative98 · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/11/21 | Hannah Grossman
    A spokesperson for Kyle Rittenhouse discussed the seventh day of the nationally-watched homicide trial in which the defendant took the stand and testified. David Hancock slammed President Joe Biden on "The Ingraham Angle" Tuesday evening for casting Rittenhouse as a White supremacist in a tweet one year ago. "Don't forget the candidate for the U.S. president himself last year prior to the election called Kyle Rittenhouse a White supremacist. Joe Biden called him a White supremacist; that is appalling. I can't even gauge how wrong that is." The spokesperson also blasted the media for getting the facts wrong about the...
  • Tucker Carlson cancels appearance on Fox after bizarre monologue about experience with opioids is leaked

    11/05/2021 8:21:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/05/2021
    A day after Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s monologue on opioid painkillers was leaked, conservative political commentator Jesse Watters replaced him on his talk show. Watters appeared as a guest host on Tucker Carlson Tonight on Thursday night, where he discussed how an alleged Russian claim “changed the course of United States politics.” Carlson reportedly underwent an emergency back surgery on Wednesday morning and then went to the studio to host his show at night, Fox News said. However, in a recording obtained by Motherboard, Carlson can be heard saying he took a huge amount of opioid painkillers after the...
  • Kyrsten Sinema takes thousands in campaign contributions from pharmaceutical giants while stalling prescription drug pricing reforms

    10/24/2021 3:27:23 PM PDT · by FryingPan101 · 32 replies ^ | October 24, 2021 | Morgan Keith
    Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona is said to be opposed to the current prescription drug pricing proposals in bills put forth by both the House and Senate, as well as an alternative from House centrists that would limit the drugs subject to Medicare negotiation, according to unnamed sources cited by Politico. Sinema's stance has stalled the passage of the $3.5 trillion spending bill crafted by the Biden administration and fellow Democrats, even though it could jeopardize her own bipartisan infrastructure bill. Democratic Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington has previously said the majority of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, which she chairs,...
  • Effort to spread discredited Russia collusion theory welcomed by McCain Senate panel, memos show

    09/24/2021 5:22:33 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 9 replies ^ | By John Solomon and Lee Smith Updated: September 23, 2021 - 11:52pm
    Armed Services panel secretly fought court battle this summer to quash subpoena seeking records of contacts with ex-FBI official Daniel Jones and liberal-funded The Democracy Integrity Project nonprofit. ================================================================================= The efforts to disseminate a now-discredited theory that the Trump campaign had secret computer communications with the Kremlin extended beyond the FBI, CIA, and State Department to the U.S. Senate. Under the late Sen. John McCain, the Armed Services Committee engaged a former FBI official and his progressive-funded nonprofit to produce a report on the matter, according to court records obtained by Just the News. The Senate committee, now under Democrats'...
  • New York Times, WaPo, NBC retract reports about Giuliani's contact with FBI

    05/01/2021 8:48:53 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 27 replies
    Microsoft News ^ | Jordan Williams
    The New York Times, The Washington Post and NBC News walked back their reporting about FBI's communication with President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani regarding Russia. The Washington Post was the first to report on Thursday that Giuliani was warned that he was the target of a Russian influence campaign last year. The newspaper, citing people familiar with the matter, also reported that One America News (OANN) was given similar warning. But the Post issued a correction on Saturday saying that it removed assertions that Giuliani and OANN had received such warnings. "An earlier version of this story, published Thursday,...
  • Robocall 'Smear' Accuses Texas GOP Candidate of Murdering Husband

    04/30/2021 4:24:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/30 | Houston Keene
    It is unclear who paid for the attacks in the race which features 23 candidatesA mysterious robocall targeted the widow of the late Rep. Ron Wright, R-Texas with what her allies are calling a "criminal smear," accusing her of murdering her husband and claiming her campaign for Congress is a cover-up. Susan Wright is a candidate in the special election for Texas’ 6th Congressional District, where she is the frontrunner to replace her late husband. Her campaign learned of the robocalls accusing her of killing her spouse on Friday, one day before the primary election. The late congressman died in...