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  • Mitt Romney’s Failed Presidential Campaign Staffers Join Bush, McCain Allies to Elect Joe Biden

    08/28/2020 9:38:30 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 77 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 27 2020 | JOHN BINDER
    Staffers from Sen. Mitt Romney’s (R-UT) failed 2012 presidential campaign are joining former staffers of President George W. Bush and the late John McCain to help elect Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden and his running mate, Kamala Harris. Thirty-four former Romney staffers have signed onto the group “Romney Alumni for Biden” where they accuse President Trump’s of leading the United States “in the wrong direction” and say the nation needs Biden-Harris in the White House to usher in a “mantle of global leadership.” They write in an open letter: What unites us now is a deep conviction that four more...
  • Collins staffers say they're getting 'vulgar' calls over Kavanaugh

    09/11/2018 6:37:49 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/11/18 09 | Jordain Carney
    Staffers for GOP Sen. Susan Collins (Maine), viewed as a key swing vote in the Supreme Court fight, say they are receiving "vulgar" phone calls over Brett Kavanaugh's nomination. Aides for the moderate senator, on social media and in multiple reports published on Tuesday evening, detailed calls and voicemails Collins's offices have been receiving as the battle over Kavanaugh kicks into high gear ahead of an end-of-the-month Senate vote. "We've had some very abusive callers. ...We've had some very vulgar calls and sort of harassing the staff," Steve Abbot, Collins's chief of staff, told a Maine TV station. The TV...
  • Conyers steps down as top Dem on House Judiciary Committee

    11/26/2017 9:55:57 AM PST · by Lonely Bull · 63 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 26, 2017 | Marisa Schultz
    WASHINGTON – Rep. John Conyers will step aside as the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee pending the investigation into allegations ​he ​sexual​ly​ harass​ed staffers. In a statement released through ​Democratic Minority ​Leader Nancy Pelosi’s office on Sunday, Conyers said he would like to keep his leadership position but realized that he may “undermine” the committee’s work if he stays at the helm.
  • How Congress plays by different rules on sexual harassment and misconduct

    10/29/2017 11:19:59 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 27, 2017 | Michelle Ye Hee Lee and Elise Viebeck
    Briony Whitehouse was a 19-year-old intern in 2003 when she boarded an elevator in the Russell Senate Office Building with a Republican senator who, she said, groped her until the doors reopened. She never reported the incident to her bosses for fear of jeopardizing her career. But she recently tweeted about her experience on Twitter as part of the #MeToo campaign, a social-media phenomenon that has aired thousands of complaints about sexual harassment. Some of the accounts have called out by name Hollywood moguls, media stars, even a former U.S. president. Other women such as Whitehouse have stopped short of...
  • Newly Revealed Emails Show De Blasio Threatened, Bullied Staffers

    08/09/2017 11:06:21 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 27 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 8/9/17 | Cameron Cawthorne
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio treated his staffers poorly and often bullied them with harsh threats if they did not meet his demands, according to newly revealed emails. "What do I need to get you guys to follow a direct order? Do you need to experience consequences?" he threatened in one 2015 email, according to the New York Post. "I'm not raising this again: fix it, or I will [have] no choice but to find a way to penalize people. Not my preference, but I won't have my instructions ignored," he added. The emails show de Blasio blowing...
  • Congressional staffers boo Trump at unity baseball game

    06/15/2017 6:53:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 99 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 15, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    So much for defanging the poisonous debate in Washington. Dozens of congressional staffers erupted into boos, jeers and even vulgar gesticulations Thursday when President Trump appeared in a video at the Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park. Mr. Trump delivered a message of unity, but some fans in the stands weren’t having any of it. One man shouted an expletive at the video screen as Mr. Trump was telling the fans: “We are showing the world we will not be intimidated by threats.” The episode marred what had been a night celebrating those wounded in Wednesday’s murderous attack on GOP...
  • HuffPost lays off dozens of staffers (Verizon culls the AOL/Yahoo HuffPo herds)

    06/14/2017 6:32:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/14/17 | John Bowden - The Hill
    News outlet HuffPost — previously known as the Huffington Post — laid off 39 staffers on Wednesday, a move that follows parent company AOL's acquisition by telecom giant Verizon. ... The layoffs also included several reporters in HuffPost's Washington, D.C., bureau. HuffPost senior politics editor Sam Stein described the layoffs on Twitter as "a very difficult day." HuffPost is "also a business, with all that entails," Stein wrote.
  • Chuck Schumer Desperate To Make Dem Hill Staff Less White

    03/01/2017 7:46:19 AM PST · by kevcol · 44 replies
    The Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | February 28, 2017 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Minority groups have pressured Democrats on this matter for years with little results, and some are now threatening to cut off funds if they don’t see real progress, reports Politico Playbook. A 2015 report found 93 percent of Hill staffers are white, and only one top Democrat staffer was black, although about a quarter of the party’s vote comes from black people. Other studies show a similar disparity, to the consternation of these minority groups and lobbyists, who believe Hill staff should reflect the diversity of the population they represent.
  • Energy Department Refuses to Provide Names to Trump Team

    12/14/2016 4:54:51 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 267 replies
    NBC (Washington) ^ | Dec 13, 2016 | AP
    The Energy Department said Tuesday it won't provide the names of staffers who worked on climate policy or other issues to President-elect Donald Trump's transition team, even as it pledges to cooperate with the incoming administration.
  • Trump Fires 500 Obama Staffers… Dems Panic

    11/19/2016 9:21:13 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 330 replies
    End the Fed ^ | 11/17/16
    Donald Trump is reportedly firing around 500 of Barack Obama’s staffers, as he plans to completely fill the White House with his own team.The Federalist Papers reported that though it’s likely that Hillary Clinton would have let most of Obama’s people go so that she could hire her own staff, Trump’s win closed the door on the possibility of any of Obama’s staffer sticking around. The fired staffers have gotten so desperate about their employment situation that Obama has brought in representatives from Facebook, Instagram and other companies to offer insights into the job market. According to CBS News, Linkedin officials are helping...
  • Day 5: Huma Abedin Still Missing From The Campaign Trail

    11/02/2016 6:52:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 55 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 11/2/2016 | Katie Pavlich
    Huma Abedin, the estranged wife of disgraced Congressman Anthony Weiner, has been working closely by Hillary Clinton's side since her time as an intern at age 19. She's now 40-years-old. When news broke on Friday the FBI was reopening its investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Abedin immediately left the campaign trail with the most crucial of days of the 2016 presidential campaign ahead. She reportedly told friends she doesn't know how her emails ended up on her husband's computer, which were found by FBI agents investigating Weiner for alleged sexting of an underage girl. Her attorney Karen...
  • Clinton Staffer Says I Could “Grab [Her] Ass”...Ripping Up Ballots is “Fine (Okeefe)

    10/12/2016 6:40:03 AM PDT · by MNDude · 34 replies
    In a new video released by Project Veritas Action, James O’Keefe exposes the “misogynistic” nature of the Hillary Clinton campaign and its organizers, who joke about sexually harassing women and committing voter fraud on the campaign. In the video, Wylie Mao, a field organizer for the Hillary Clinton campaign and Democratic Party of Florida in West Palm Beach is caught on camera saying that the Hillary Clinton campaign would excuse his sexual assault of a fellow female campaign worker.
  • Norovirus outbreak reported among GOP convention staffers

    07/19/2016 10:32:27 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 19, 2016 | Tim Devaney
    Several staffers for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland are reportedly being quarantined after falling ill from the norovirus. Nearly a dozen California Republican staffers are being quarantined an hour outside of Cleveland in an effort to prevent the spread of the virus, according to Stat News. The GOP staffers displayed symptoms of norovirus, but health officials are still running tests to confirm the cause of their illness. “We’ve got about 11 who have been sick over the last few days, and we’ve been out there every day and working with them to eliminate the spread [between] the resort and...
  • Why Silicon Valley is the new revolving door for Obama staffers

    02/27/2015 1:44:56 PM PST · by Macoozie · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 02/27/2015 | By Cecilia Kang and Juliet Eilperin
    "Now, near the end of his administration, the extent of Obama’s commitment to Silicon Valley has become clear. And nowhere is that more evident than net neutrality, an issue where the president pressured the government to pass regulations with major implications for how consumers experience the Internet."
  • Hill staffers warned not to rely on info from ObamaCare exchange

    12/11/2013 4:07:48 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/11/13 | Jonathan Easley
    Capitol Hill staffers who signed up for ObamaCare through the Washington, D.C., healthcare exchange, called DC Health Link (DCHL), are being told to confirm their enrollments in person, and not to rely on data provided by the website. The Hill obtained an email sent to staffers on Wednesday warning them, “it is essential that you confirm your coverage in DCHL through the Disbursing Office.” “Do not rely on your ‘My Account’ page or other correspondence from DCHL,” the email reads. “Please do not assume you are covered unless you have seen the confirmation letter from the Disbursing Office,” the email...
  • Cruz Fires Back at ‘Anonymous Congressional Staffers’

    09/24/2013 3:23:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 9/24/13 | staff
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) criticized anonymous Republican Congressional staffers who allegedly provided Fox News host with Chris Wallace with “unsolicited research” to discredit the Texas senator’s doomed attempt at filibustering Obamacare Tuesday on the Senate floor: TED CRUZ: You know it’s quite interesting in the course of this debate there have been more than a few newspaper articles, more than a few attacks, from our friends on the Democratic side of the aisle and from our friends on the Republican side of the aisle. I’ve told my wife I now pick up the newspapers each day to learn what...
  • Report: Three Fox News Staffers Targeted By Justice Department

    05/20/2013 10:40:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 115 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/20/13 | John Nolte
    Fox News reports that three Fox staffers, two reporters and one producer, were targeted by Barack Obama's Justice Department. Fox doesn't have all the details yet on a reporter William La Jeunesse and producer Mike Levine, but their emails showed up in a IG report regarding Fast and Furious. Either their emails were leaked by the Justice Department officials they were sent to, or the email accounts of both were subpoenaed and invaded by government investigators. The IG report does say that subpoenas were issued to obtain emails. Whose email was targeted is not yet known. The third staffer is...
  • Obama Daughters are Michelle’s ‘Senior Staffers’

    03/31/2013 10:49:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    GOP the daily dose ^ | 3/3/13 | Amy
    Michelle was caught cheating on her expense report. What a show of arrogance! This information was obtained by Judicial Watch March, 2012. The administration had to be sued to get this through the FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT. Michelle Obama listed daughters as ‘Senior Staffers’ to justify her expensive African vacation and safari. October 5, 2011, Judicial Watch said the U.S. Air Force provided a C-32 ( a Boeing 757 ), modified by the military for the purpose of flying big-wigs around the world, to fly the First Lady and her entourage to and from Africa , at a cost of...
  • USS Midway staffers fired over metals

    01/31/2013 9:35:30 PM PST · by Rabin · 7 replies
    utsandiego ^ | Jan. 30, 2013 | Jeff McDonald
    Fourteen employees of the USS Midway Museum engineering department have been fired after officials discovered metals from the "historic" aircraft carrier were being sold off “..big time in the recycling but only a portion of the money was returned said the nonprofit to its "volunteers." This involves hundreds of thousands of dollars over several years... it had been going on for some time.” Museum officials informed 150 employees.
  • War On Women: Pelosi Pays Her Female Staffers 27% Less Than Her Male Staff Members…

    06/03/2012 12:01:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 6/2/12 | zip
    Which is more than the 23% difference Dems frequently cite. Via Andrew Stiles: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) refused to answer questions about Senate Democrats paying their female staff members less than male staffers on Thursday. She may have ducked the question because a Washington Free Beacon analysis shows she pays the women on her staff $26,606 less per year on average. According to publicly available salary data at the website Legistorm, Pelosi’s female employees earned an average annual salary of $96,394 in fiscal year 2011. Male employees earned $123,000 on average, a difference of 27.6 percent. The...