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  • Ethics Group Slams Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris for Brett Kavanaugh Fundraising

    12/17/2018 9:19:16 PM PST · by bitt · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/17/2018 | Kyle Morris
    The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT) has released its list of Worst Ethics Violators of 2018, which includes 2020 presidential hopefuls Sens. Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). Both Harris and Warren used their opposition of Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court as an opportunity to fundraise, according to FACT. The two Democratic Senators sent out emails claiming that the donation played a vital role in battling his confirmation. Shortly thereafter, FACT filed an ethics complaint against both senators. Warren was caught off guard during a televised debate when her opponent mentioned that she was under...
  • Maxine Waters Unfit to Chair House Financial Services Committee

    11/20/2018 2:33:48 PM PST · by jazusamo · 69 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 20, 2018
    Considering her record and documented history of poor ethical and moral fitness, it’s outrageous that Maxine Waters is up for chair of the ultra-powerful House Financial Services Committee, which has jurisdiction over the country’s banking system, economy, housing, and insurance. With Democrats taking control of the House of Representatives, come January the 14-term California congresswoman is expected to head the committee, which also has jurisdiction over monetary policy, international finance, and efforts to combat terrorist financing. Throughout her storied political career, Waters has been embroiled in numerous controversies, including abusing her power to enrich family members, getting a communist dictator...
  • Hans von Spakovsky: Acting AG Matt Whitaker has no conflict of interest and no reason to recuse...

    11/19/2018 8:38:46 AM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 19, 2018 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    Hans von Spakovsky: Acting AG Matt Whitaker has no conflict of interest and no reason to recuse himselfUnder the ethics regulations that apply to Justice Department lawyers, Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker has no conflict of interest. Hence, he has no ethical or legal obligation to recuse himself from supervising Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The demands that he do so are expressions of political theater with no factual or legal basis. Whitaker is being criticized for having voiced an opinion about Mueller’s investigation into allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. For example, on Nov. 11,...
  • 'Swamp Watch': Steve Hilton Takes on Maxine Waters' 'Conflict Donations'

    11/18/2018 5:26:23 AM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/12/18
    **SNIP** He noted that Waters was the subject of a House Ethics Committee investigation in 2010 over a meeting she arranged between the Treasury Department and representatives of OneUnited bank, where her husband was a notable shareholder. OneUnited went on to obtain $12 million in federal bailout funding. The ethics charges against Waters were dropped in 2012. "By the time Maxine Waters scheduled the meeting with the Treasury secretary, her husband owned approximately $350,000 in OneUnited stock, all of which would have likely gone down the drain without the bailout money she helped secure," Hilton said. "How lovely for Maxine...
  • Here’s the deal with the ethics complaint filed against Warren that she calls ‘frivolous’

    11/01/2018 1:38:45 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 10/31/18 | Victoria McGrane
    During the race’s final debate Tuesday, GOP Senate hopeful Geoff Diehl accused Democratic incumbent Elizabeth Warren of “illegally” fund-raising off the controversial confirmation vote for then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Warren was caught off guard by the accusation and said she didn’t know what Diehl was talking about. She said she’d look into it. It turns out, a conservative group that calls itself the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust, or FACT, filed a complaint Monday against Warren and Senator Kamala Harris of California for violating Senate ethics rules with fund-raising e-mails ahead of the final vote on Kavanaugh.
  • Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris accused of breaking fundraising rules over Kavanaugh vote

    10/29/2018 1:10:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 29, 2018 | Alex Swoyer
    A watchdog group filed a Senate ethics complaint Monday against Sens. Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren for sending out fundraising emails asking for donations to support their votes against Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh — even before they cast their votes against him. While voting and then asking supporters to back that decision with cash is common, the watchdog group, the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT), says asking for money ahead of time crosses the line into vote-buying.
  • Complaint Filed Against Christine Blasey Ford’s Lawyers

    10/20/2018 4:10:28 PM PDT · by Hostage · 28 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | OCTOBER 20, 2018 | CILLIAN ZEAL
    The conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch announced Friday it had filed a complaint against lawyers for Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford, arguing that they hadn’t kept their client properly informed about her options for testifying. The complaint was filed “to the Board of Professional Responsibility of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals of Debra S. Katz, Lisa J. Banks, and Michael R. Bromwich for violating the rules of professional responsibility in their representation of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee during the hearings on the nomination of the Honorable Brett Kavanaugh,” the group...
  • (V): Some Of Your Older FReepers, Help Me Out Here

    09/26/2018 6:40:12 PM PDT · by OrangeHoof · 51 replies
    9-26-2018 | Orangehoof
    I know this goes back 20 years and my memory is a bit fuzzy on this but I seem to remember folks of a certain political party who said that what a person does in his private life has NO BEARING on how he does his job and if his wife does not object to his proclivities, then neither should we.
  • Fall of top US scientists points to ethics gap in research

    09/24/2018 9:20:04 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 16 replies
    Three prominent US scientists have been pushed to resign over the past 10 days after damning revelations about their methods... (Skip) "The good news is that we are finally starting to see a lot of these cases become public," said Ivan Oransky co-founder of the site Retraction Watch, a project of the Center for Scientific Integrity that keeps tabs on retractions of research articles in thousands of journals. Oransky told AFP that what has emerged so far is only the tip of the iceberg. The problem, he said, is that scientists, and supporters of science, have often been unwilling to...
  • Cornell researcher who studied what we eat and why will step down after six studies are retracted

    09/23/2018 5:51:27 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    L A Times ^ | Sep 21, 2018 | 8:10 PM | By Karen Kaplan
    It all began to unravel in 2016, after Wansink wrote a blog post praising a visiting scholar in his lab for taking data from a “failed study” and turning it into five separate research papers. In the post, Wansink described how the student kept analyzing the data until she found meaningful relationships. The pair wound up publishing studies with titles like “Low Prices and High Regret: How Pricing Influences Regret at All-You-Can-Eat Buffets” and “Eating Heavily: Men Eat More in the Company of Women.” This did not sit well with other researchers, according to a report from BuzzFeed. The scientific...
  • Al Gore Suggests Trump’s Presidency Should Be ‘Terminated Early For Ethical Reasons’

    09/19/2018 4:20:32 PM PDT · by kevcol · 136 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | September 19, 2018 | Michael Bastasch
    Former Vice President Al Gore compared the Trump administration to an experiment that’s “terminated early for ethical reasons,” in an interview with MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell that also touched on the upcoming election and man-made global warming. On global warming, Gore repeated to Mitchell the line he uses in nearly every speech: “Every night on the television news is like a nature hike through the book of Revelation.”
  • Marc Thiessen: Ford vs. Kavanaugh -- How much evidence do we need to destroy someone?

    09/21/2018 10:12:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 67 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 21, 2018 | Marc Thiessen
    Christine Blasey Ford has accused Brett M. Kavanaugh of attempted rape while they were both in high school -- a charge he unequivocally denies. She can't remember the date the alleged attack took place. She isn't even certain about the year (although she reportedly thinks it may have been the summer around the end of her sophomore year when she was 15). She can't remember whose house she was in. She can't remember how she got there. She says she didn't tell anyone about it at the time, not even her closest friends -- so there are no contemporaneous witnesses...
  • Judicial Watch Files Senate Ethics Complaint Against Sen. Cory Booker for Purposely Violating...

    09/12/2018 11:21:39 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 60 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 12, 2018
    Full Title: Judicial Watch Files Senate Ethics Complaint Against Sen. Cory Booker for Purposely Violating Rules in Releasing Confidential Documents (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it hand-delivered a letter to the chairman and co-chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics calling for an investigation into Sen Cory Booker (D-NJ) admitted violation Senate rules by releasing confidential records through his social media accounts. Senator Booker faces expulsion from the Senate for his violation of the rules. Sen. Booker admitted to violating Senate rules when he issued a tweet on Friday, September 7 saying: Weds—I broke committee...
  • 'Morality test,' on topics like incest and puppy-killing, judged 'not OK' by students' parents

    09/08/2018 9:19:45 AM PDT · by pabianice · 26 replies
    Fox News Wire ^ | 9/8/18 | Sorace
    A "morality test" distributed to students at an Ohio high school -- featuring questions on topics like incest and puppy-killing -- has outraged parents and resulted in the teacher's suspension. Sarah Gillam, a 35-year-old Language Arts instructor at Hilliard Bradley High School, was placed on paid administrative leave pending the results of an internal investigation, the Columbus Dispatch reported. “Last night, we were made aware of a classroom activity that should never have taken place,” school district officials said in a statement obtained by the paper. “We absolutely share the outrage of our parents and community...”
  • Obama's speech at UI almost seven months in the making, (BARF ALERT!)

    08/31/2018 6:44:56 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 8 replies
    News Gazette ^ | 8/31/2018 | Julie Wurth
    Obama's speech at UI almost seven months in the making Fri, 08/31/2018 Julie Wurth PDF: Obama Douglas Award nomination Obama to speak Sept. 7 at UI URBANA — The invitation went out on Feb. 12 — Lincoln's birthday. The letter from University of Illinois President Tim Killeen to former President Barack Obama invited him to accept the Paul H. Douglas Award for Ethics in Government, handed out by the UI's Institute of Government & Public Affairs. It wasn't the university's first run at Obama. In 2017, the campus had spent months trying to persuade the former president to deliver the...
  • Ethics of the Fathers: Chapter One

    08/25/2018 12:48:43 PM PDT · by jjotto · 8 replies ^ | Traditional
    1. Moses received the Torah from Sinai and gave it over to Joshua. Joshua gave it over to the Elders, the Elders to the Prophets, and the Prophets gave it over to the Men of the Great Assembly. They [the Men of the Great Assembly] would always say these three things: Be cautious in judgement. Establish many pupils. And make a safety fence around the Torah. 2. Shimon the Righteous was among the last surviving members of the Great assembly. He would say: The world stands on three things: Torah, the service of G‑d, and deeds of kindness. 3. Antignos...
  • GOP congressman busted for insider trading

    08/08/2018 7:07:16 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 29 replies
    GOP congressman busted for insider trading By Kaja Whitehouse August 8, 2018 | 9:54am Upstate NY Congressman Christopher Collins was charged Wednesday with insider trading tied to a company for which he served as a board member. Collins, a Republican who represents the 27th District of New York, covering the suburbs of Buffalo and Rochester, turned himself in to the FBI on Wednesday and is expected to appear in Manhattan federal court later in the day. Also charged were his son Cameron Collins, and Stephen Zarsky, the father of Cameron Collins’ fiancée.
  • "Ethicists" advocate for the acceptance of incest

    07/26/2018 7:46:11 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 15 replies
    The Bridgehead ^ | 7-24-18 | Jonathon Van Maren
    Some of you reading this may remember a time when the word “ethics” was a meaningful term and “ethicists” were people who sought to discover and define right and wrong. In these modern times, however, our society lurches back and forth with breakneck speed from moral relativism to progressive totalitarianism—everything is moral, except for telling someone that their behavior is immoral. In this post-modern society, the task of ethicists is now to find ways to justify nearly everything. They are explorers without compasses or maps—because we no longer have any objective authority on what is right or wrong in the...
  • What Kind of Lawyer Would Tape a Client?

    07/26/2018 8:45:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies ^ | July 26, 2018 | Marina Medvin
    President Trump, referring to his former lawyer Michael Cohen, tweeted the following: "What kind of a lawyer would tape a client? So sad! Is this a first, never heard of it before? Why was the tape so abruptly terminated (cut) while I was presumably saying positive things? I hear there are other clients and many reporters that are taped - can this be so? Too bad!" Trump is correct. In the field of law, it is not customary for lawyers to surreptitiously record their clients. Law is a highly regulated profession, a profession that is also guided by strict ethics...
  • Dershowitz Confronts Smug Avenatti on ethics: Why do you know things you shouldn't legally know...

    07/23/2018 2:02:12 PM PDT · by browniexyz · 23 replies
    BizPacReview ^ | July 22, 2018 | Tom Tillison
    Michael Avenatti, attorney for porn star Stormy Daniels, made a rather remarkable claim in light of a reports that President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, secretly recording a conversation with his client regarding a former Playboy Playmate who said she had an affair with Trump.