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  • The Curious Transformation of Mike Lee

    08/20/2019 6:16:29 PM PDT · by Drago · 27 replies
    Google Transparency Project ^ | 8-19-2019 | Google Transparency Project
    The chairman of the Senate antitrust subcommittee used to be one of Google’s chief Republican antagonists. What changed? When Eric Schmidt, Google’s executive chairman, appeared before the Senate antitrust subcommittee in September 2011, one of his toughest questioners was Sen. Mike Lee. “You've cooked it so that you're always third,” the Utah Republican snapped at Schmidt, pressing him about a Google price comparison tool that, the senator said, often yielded results that were good for Google. “Senator, I can assure you we have not cooked anything,” Schmidt retorted. It was the nearest the hearing had to a standout moment, and...
  • For my followers: my recent tweets are less for you than they are fir my pursuers.(mcafee naming)

    06/09/2019 12:24:16 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 53 replies
    twitter ^ | 6/9/2019 | mcafee
    For my followers: my recent tweets are less for you than they are fir my pursuers. They are shots across the bow ..
  • Georgetown Student Sues College, Challenges Expulsion Over Admissions Scandal

    05/17/2019 9:44:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/17/2019 | Karen Townsend
    There is a new twist to the neverending Operation Varsity Blues saga. A Georgetown student caught up in the college admissions scandal is suing the university over his expulsion. To be more specific, he wants to be able to keep his college credits and transfer to another school. A rising senior, his lawsuit claims he is being denied due process by Georgetown University and he seeks to stop the expulsion.Adam Semprevivo, 21 years old, is the son of a wealthy Los Angeles business. Stephen Semprevivo pleaded guilty to paying $400,000 to get his son admitted to Georgetown University. That...
  • More de Blasio donors plead guilty in corruption cases

    05/14/2019 7:31:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | May 14, 2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    Mayor de Blasio, you may want to call your office.Bill de Blasio is still busy pushing his not-yet-declared presidential bid, but things back at home aren’t looking so great. As the New York Post reports this week, two more of Hizzonor’s political cronies and donors have pleaded guilty to campaign finance law violations. I’ve lost track of how many this makes, but the latest two seem to have been some bold and shameless traders in political influence. Two corrupt brothers whose engineering firm was awarded millions of dollars in city contracts pleaded guilty Monday to illegally funneling cash to Mayor...
  • Whistleblowers: Pharmaceutical Company that Hiked Drug Price 97,000% Also Bribed Doctors

    05/02/2019 7:25:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/02/2019 | John Ellis
    This country's healthcare system is a mess. Not a mess like the British NHS, but a mess, nonetheless. The price of prescription drugs is one aspect that has gotten out of control. Many Americans forgo needed medicine because they can't afford it, and the projected 3.8% increase in drug prices expected during 2020 isn't going to make matters any better. Unsurprisingly, government regulations have helped unlock human greed. For example, over a six-year period (2011-2016) according to CNN, Medicare spent $2 billion on the drug Acthar, a medication used to treat seizures in infants. CNN is now reporting that...
  • Matt Gaetz: Evidence of FBI-media 'corruption' coming out before DOJ inspector general report

    04/22/2019 10:08:52 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies ^ | April 21, 2019 01:30 PM | by Daniel Chaitin
    Rep. Matt Gaetz says evidence of FBI officials improperly receiving incentives from the media in exchange for leaks will soon come out. During an interview on Fox News late Saturday, the Florida Republican said the Justice Department inspector general is examining the FBI's relationship with some members of the press. But, he said some of this information will be made public before the watchdog report's release. "One of the other nuggets that the inspector general is working on is the corruption that existed between the media and members of of the FBI," Gaetz said. "Where members of the mainstream media...
  • NC GOP chairman, major political donor indicted

    04/02/2019 10:27:13 AM PDT · by Coronal · 6 replies
    WRAL ^ | April 2, 2019 | Travis Fain
    RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina's largest political donor and three others, including the chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party, have been arrested on bribery charges. Greg Lindberg, two of his business associates and N.C. GOP Chairman Robin Hayes were all indicted last month, but the indictments were unsealed Tuesday. They turned themselves in to the FBI in Charlotte Tuesday as well and had first appearances before a U.S. magistrate. They're all accused of trying to bribe state Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey, who recorded conversations and worked with the FBI to expose an alleged scheme that would have traded more...
  • The bizarre story of the L.A. dad who exposed the college admissions scandal

    04/01/2019 6:24:20 AM PDT · by libstripper · 26 replies
    L A Times ^ | Mar. 31. 2019 | Joel Rubin, Matthew Ormseth, Suhauna Hussain and Richard Winton
    Morrie Tobin was in Boston to cut the deal of his life. It was early April last year. A few weeks before, federal agents had descended on the multimillion-dollar home Tobin shares with his wife and some of their six children in Hancock Park, a moneyed Los Angeles enclave. Warrant in hand, the agents searched the French chateau-style mansion for financial records and other evidence to nail Tobin, the suspected ringleader of a stock scam that defrauded investors of millions of dollars. The raid imploded Tobin’s very comfortable life. Faced with the prospect of years in prison and a seven-figure...
  • 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...
  • Important Report: McCabe and Page Text Messages Withheld From Congress by Corrupt DOJ Officials…

    03/23/2019 7:19:46 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 30 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | 22 MARCH 2019 | sundance
    Not a Tick-Tock All day long, even before the Mueller news broke, Fox News reporter Catherine Herridge has really been leaning-forward, giving insight into the pending Inspector General report by OIG Michael Horowitz. Herridge is one of those reporters who is careful not to get out in front of her skis. Ms. Herridge is not a book-selling member of the tick-tock community of pundits. We noted earlier how the specific emphasis of Ms. Herridge seemed to indicate the Horowitz report was closer to the surface of completion than previously thought. Immediately after the Mueller news broke (around 5pm EST), Herridge...
  • Will the University of California expel students implicated in scandal?

    03/21/2019 1:29:03 PM PDT · by Liz · 40 replies ^ | 3/19/19 | Alexei Koseff, San Francisco Chronicle staff writer
    SACRAMENTO — With at least three current and former students under investigation for allegedly obtaining entry to a University of California campus through fraud, the system’s top academic official would not commit Tuesday to expelling or rescinding the degrees of anyone who participated in a far-reaching college admissions scam. “No one has a good taste in their mouth about that kind of situation,” Michael Brown, UC provost and executive vice president of academic affairs, told state lawmakers during a committee hearing on university funding. Federal prosecutors alleged last week that two students were admitted to UCLA through bribes paid to...
  • Something's Wrong When the Diploma Is Worth More Than the Education

    03/15/2019 6:38:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 78 replies ^ | March 15, 2019 | Jonah Goldberg
    The college admissions scandal should be the populist issue of our time. Most of the talk in our politics about how "the system is rigged" is incredibly abstract and symbolic. But this is infuriatingly concrete. On Tuesday, the Justice Department revealed a massive effort by wealthy parents and a shady "admissions consultant" to bribe and cheat their way into getting kids into a slew of elite schools. Prosecutors say William Singer, the ringleader of the operation, sold two forms of services. For tens of thousands of dollars, parents could pay for their kids to have a proctor correct their incorrect...
  • FBI stumbled on the massive college bribe scandal when an executive tipped them off [tr]

    03/15/2019 3:51:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 14, 2019 | Staff
    The biggest school admissions scandal ever prosecuted began with a tip from an executive investigators were targeting in an unrelated securities fraud probe, it was revealed today. The unnamed businessman told Boston authorities chasing down the market manipulation scheme that Rudy Meredith, the women’s soccer coach at Yale University, said he would designated the executive’s daughter as a recruit in exchange for cash, the official said. The official was not authorized to discuss the case and spoke on the condition of anonymity.
  • Hypocrite Justin Trudeau caught doing what he accuses Trump of doing

    03/04/2019 10:28:42 AM PST · by simpson96 · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/3/2019 | F. H. Buckley
    Forget the faux-scandals about Trump. There’s a real scandal in our holier-than-thou northern neighbor.(snip) Politically-inspired tampering with the machinery of justice is a problem everywhere, so here’s what Canada did, back when Stephen Harper was Prime Minister. It took the decision about whom to prosecute from the politician who serves as Attorney-General in the cabinet and handed it to a Director of Public Prosecutions. The DPP is a career civil servant, who is given broad independence even though he operates under the Attorney-General. So here’s what happened. The Canadian DPP recommended that SNC Lavalin, a $10 billion-a-year Montreal-based company with...
  • Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin among actresses, CEOs charged in alleged college admissions scam

    03/12/2019 7:57:28 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 301 replies
    Actresses and chief executives are among 50 people arrested in a nationwide college admissions cheating scam, authorities announced Tuesday. According to charging documents, actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are among those involved facing charges. The suspects allegedly paid bribes of up to $6 million to get their kids into elite colleges, including Yale, Stanford, Georgetown and USC. In most cases, the students did not know their admission was contingent on a bribe. University athletic coaches and administrators of college entrance exams were also among those arrested. The alleged scam centered around a man in California who ran a business...
  • Lori Loughlin’s daughter cashed in on student status after alleged bribery scheme

    03/12/2019 10:02:20 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 40 replies
    NY Post Page Six ^ | March 12, 2019 | Ruth Brown
    <p>After actress Lori Loughlin allegedly bribed her daughter’s way into college, the “Full House” star’s teen cashed in on her student status — despite admitting she was just going to school to party.</p> <p>Olivia Jade Giannulli in September last year posted sponsored content on Instagram for Amazon Prime, featuring a photo of her in her new dorm room at the University of Southern California with the caption: “Officially a college student! It’s been a few weeks since I moved into my dorm and I absolutely love it. I got everything I needed from Amazon with @primestudent and had it all shipped to me in just two-days.”</p>
  • Felicity Huffman & Lori Loughlin Snared By FBI In Ivy League Bribe Plan

    03/12/2019 9:16:18 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 40 replies
    Deadline ^ | March 12, 2019 | Dominic Patten
    (UPDATED with information from law enforcement press conference) Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin knowingly broke the law trying to get their kids into top tier colleges, according to the FBI and the U.S Attorney’s office for the district of Massachusetts. The Desperate Housewives and Fuller House actors were named among a group of 33 parents who paid millions in bribes to coaches at Ivy League schools like Georgetown University, Stanford University, UCLA, Yale and USC so their children could gain admission as recruited athletes – even if they weren’t actually athletes. The just unsealed March 6 indictment notes that the...
  • Netanyahu's Brother-in_Law Blasts Israel's Attorney General For Timing of the Indictment

    02/28/2019 8:48:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 02/28/2019 | Jerusalem Post Staff
    Hagi Ben-Artzi, brother of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife Sara, blasted Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit on Thursday for his decision to announce a possible indictment against Netanyahu in the ongoing bribery case. "I am angry at Mandelblit," he stated. "Why publish it a month before the election? I expected him to make a different decision, but apparently he could not withstand the pressure. He, too, is just a human being." Ben-Artzi's defense of Netanyahu was considered surprising, because he is a frequent critic of his brother-in-law, who often attacks him from the Right.
  • Democrats Rocked by 116-Count Indictment of Major Democratic Players In Pennsylvania

    02/03/2019 7:54:51 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 55 replies ^ | 2-2-19 | HJIC
    President Trump carried Pennsylvania in 2016 in a major surprise and Democrats plans to reclaim the state as their own is key to unseating Trump in 2020. Wednesday’s announcement that Philadelphia labor kingpin John “Johnny Doc” Dougherty, along with 6 cronies, on a 116-count indictment that includes embezzlement, bribery and theft, threatens the hopes of national Democrats to reclaim control over Pennsylvania’s electoral votes in 2020. Uncategorized Democrats Rocked by 116-Count Indictment of Major Democratic Players In Pennsylvania By HJIC Published on February 2, 2019 Opinion| President Trump carried Pennsylvania in 2016 in a major surprise and Democrats plans to...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Abp. Vigneron Stomps on Traditional Priest at Request of Wealthy Donor

    01/30/2019 12:16:44 PM PST · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Church Militant ^ | January 29, 2019 | Jay McNally
    Abp. Vigneron Stomps on Traditional Priest at Request of Wealthy Donor When a wealthy couple complained to Detroit's Abp. Allen Vigneron several months ago that they don’t much like the way the Mass is being celebrated at their parish, he wasted little time in acceding to their demands — even though it required stomping on a young priest, ordained 11 years ago, whose offense is being too faithful to the Church. The couple, according to multiple sources, are generous contributors to the archdiocese and are offended that long-time pastor of St. Edward on the Lake, Fr. Lee Acervo, has been saying the...