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  • FEMA is refusing to pay California more than $300 million to repair the nation’s tallest earthen dam

    03/11/2019 9:26:14 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 49 replies
    capoliticalreview.com ^ | 3-10-19 | Stephen Frank
    In 2011, Jerry Brown was told that the Orville Dam had problems. In 2014, he got a major water bond passed, which included money to fix the dam. He refused to fix the dam. Then we had major rains, the dam broke and he wanted Federal funds. President Trump cut out over $300 million—because the damage was due to unrepaired portions of the dam, known since the official report in 2011. Jerry Brown was trying to steal money from the Federal taxpayers, to finance his fraud in passing a bond and not spending the money as advertised. “The Trump administration...
  • Kamala Harris enters 2020 presidential race

    01/21/2019 7:22:11 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 204 replies
    Washpo ^ | 1-21-2019 | Matt Viser
    en. Kamala D. Harris of California joined the 2020 presidential contest on Monday, thrusting a daughter of immigrants from Jamaica and India into the Democratic race two years after she arrived in the Senate. Harris, a 54-year-old former prosecutor raised in a state that has been the crucible of the Trump resistance, expanded a growing field of candidates fighting for the nomination of a party that is increasingly nonwhite and fueled by women alienated by the president. She made the announcement during an interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and in a video that her campaign posted online.
  • Texas mayor resigns amid accusation of using city funds to see Michelle Obama

    01/17/2019 10:27:51 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 20 replies
    SandHillsexpress.com ^ | 1/17/19 | ABC News Radio
    (FOREST HILL, Texas) — A pair of Texas politicians resigned after they allegedly misused public funds to attend an event on Michelle Obama’s book tour. Forest Hill, Texas, Mayor Lyndia Thomas and Mayor Pro Tem Beckie Hayes submitted their resignations on Wednesday, ahead of a public hearing over alleged misconduct and expenses related to the former first lady’s book tour event in Dallas last year. The pair allegedly received reimbursements for two $545 tickets for Obama’s Becoming book tour. The expense was approved by the city manager, and Hayes received a check, but she said she paid it back when...
  • Records contradict Gillum, show undercover FBI agents gave him 'Hamilton' tickets

    10/25/2018 6:33:31 PM PDT · by Typical_Whitey · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/23/18 | MEGAN KELLER
    Records show that undercover FBI agents gave Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum (D) a ticket to "Hamilton" in 2016, contrary to his campaign's previous explanation. Former lobbyist Adam Corey's lawyer, Chris Kise, released the records Tuesday, only two weeks before the gubernatorial election in which Gillum narrowly leads his Republican opponent, former Rep. Ron DeSantis, according to RealClearPolitics. The documents were originally reported by the Tampa Bay Times, and Kise forwarded them to The Hill. Text messages between Gillum and former lobbyist Adam Corey, who set up meetings with the agents, according to the Times, show Gillum knew the tickets came...
  • Poll: DeSantis Takes Lead Over Gillum in Florida Gubernatorial Race

    10/25/2018 4:48:06 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 74 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 25 Oct 2018
    Barely two days after Democrat Andrew Gillum was leading in most polls for governor of Florida, a Strategic Research Associates poll conducted for Gray Television and released Wednesday showed Republican and former Rep. Ron DeSantis pulling into the lead, 48 to 45 percent. The margin of error was +/-3.46 percent. The poll is the first since the primaries last month to put the conservative DeSantis ahead of Bernie Sanders supporter Gillum. Virtually every expert who spoke to Newsmax agreed that Gillun was damaged by recent revelations Gillun had misstated that he reimbursed a lobbyist for a ticket to the Broadway...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Papal Foundation: The Company You Keep

    09/30/2018 3:04:18 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Complicit Clergy ^ | September 9, 2018 | unknown
    Clerical Trustees Looks Like a Who’s Who List of Sexual Abuse Cover-Up Most of us learn early on in life that we are often judged by the company we keep. We can have the best intentions at doing the right thing, but our efforts can be thwarted if we collaborate with the wrong kind of people. Sometimes we might associate with an individual who appears to share our values, only to later learn we have been deceived and betrayed.These may be some of the now being shared by members of The Papal Foundation.  The Papal Foundation was founded in 1988...
  • Exclusive: Omarosa's secret romance with 'corrupt' politician with his own White House!

    08/17/2018 1:20:50 AM PDT · by blueplum · 13 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 16 Aug 2018 | Ben Ashford
    Omarosa Manigault-Newman had a 'six-month fling' with the scandal-mired leader on a tiny Caribbean nation who was ousted from power and put on trial for corruption over claims he stole $16 million from public coffers, DailyMail.com can reveal. [snip] . They spent time on the island where he later built an $8 million mansion, nicknamed the 'White House,' which he is now accused of funding through graft...
  • The Latest: West Virginia justice impeached on more charges

    08/13/2018 4:52:42 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 7 replies
    AP ^ | 08/13/18 | AP Staff
    <p>7:30 p.m.</p> <p>An indicted West Virginia Supreme Court justice has been impeached on four more charges, bringing the number of charges to six that he could face at trial in the state Senate.</p> <p>The House of Delegates on Monday night impeached Justice Allen Loughry on a charge of lying to the House Finance Committee about his involvement in lavish office renovations.</p>
  • Maxine Waters hit with FEC complaint over mailer money

    08/01/2018 7:04:38 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 17 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 8/1/18 | Fred Lucas
    Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters, one of the most outspoken members of the anti-Trump ‘resistance’ in Congress, is facing fresh questions about a longstanding controversy regarding how her campaign raises money and how those funds have flowed to her daughter. The California congresswoman has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars each election cycle from some of her state’s biggest politicians paying to be listed on her slate mailers—sample ballots traditionally mailed out to about 200,000 voters in Los Angeles highlighting whom she supports. Since 2004, the campaign in turn reportedly has paid $750,000 to the congresswoman’s daughter, Karen Waters, or her...
  • Hillary Clinton Says She'll Help Provide Transportation Options for Separated Families

    07/22/2018 1:57:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    Glamour ^ | July 22, 2018 | Julyssa Lopez
    During OZY Fest, a two-day event in Central Park this weekend, Hillary Clinton sat down for an interview with nonprofit leader Laurene Powell Jobs and shared that she plans to help reunite immigrant families by providing transportation options. “I’m going to be tweeting about this in the days to come, but if any of you work for an airline please direct-message me because these families will need vouchers and discounted tickets to be reunited over these thousands of miles,” she said on Saturday, according to the Associated Press. As a result of the Trump administration's zero-tolerance policy at the border,...
  • CLINTON FOUNDATION FINANCIAL FRAUDS (Enter Rosenstein, Mueller and Comey)

    07/20/2018 10:41:33 AM PDT · by Liz · 64 replies
    POLIZETTE ^ | 4/6/18 | Charles Ortel
    A Clinton Foundation grant went to the Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund — but the latter group had only an office address in Washington, D.C. So what happened to the money? Here’s a question for which Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, special counsel Robert Mueller, and former FBI Director James Comey may well know the answer to — but aren’t likely to want to talk about in public, under oath: Why did the Clinton Foundation send a $37 million grant for the Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund in 2010 to a Baltimore post office box when the CBHF told federal tax authorities that...
  • Sharif sentenced to 10 years for graft, daughter gets 7 (Pakistan)

    07/07/2018 2:39:28 AM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    New Kerala ^ | 7/07/18
    Islamabad, July 6 : Dealing a severe blow to the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) ahead of the general elections, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was on Friday sentenced to 10 years in prison while his daughter Maryam Nawaz was handed a seven-year jail over graft charges in the purchase of overseas properties. Sharif, who is currently in London along with his daughter, called the charges "politically motivated" and said he will be returning to Pakistan to face prison. He said he had been punished because he tried to turn the course of the country's 70-year history. The verdict was delivered...
  • If Only Hillary Had Won . . .

    05/02/2018 10:00:02 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | 5-1-18 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Leakers and lawbreakers rewarded with Clinton-administration jobs — and the American public none the wiser about deep-state corruption T here are lots of possible counterfactuals to think about had Hillary Clinton won the presidency as all the experts had predicted. The U.S. embassy would have stayed in Tel Aviv. “Strategic patience” would likely still govern the North Korea dilemma. Fracking would be curtailed. The — rather than “our” — miners really would be put out of work. Coal certainly would not have been “beautiful.” The economy probably would be slogging along at below 2 percent GDP growth. China would be...
  • Corruption scandals haven't curbed lavish gift-giving to California lawmakers

    03/03/2018 11:17:46 PM PST · by blueplum · 6 replies
    LA Times ^ | 03 March 2018 | Patrick McGreevy
    Special interests have continued to shower California legislators with hundreds of thousands of dollars in freebies, including foreign travel, golf games and concert tickets, as efforts to rein in gifts to elected state officials after a series of corruption scandals have stalled. New filings show lawmakers also were given bottles of champagne and whiskey, cigars, flowers, neckties and makeup in 2017, continuing a trend of gift-giving with few limits that has not slowed after the bribery scandals that sent former Sens. Leland Yee and Ron Calderon to prison. {snip} The governor reported $44,000 in gifts, most to cover the costs...
  • Texas officials allegedly engaged in bribes and kickbacks while building Trump's border wall

    02/06/2018 6:55:27 AM PST · by Elderberry · 34 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 2/3/2018 | Kiah Collier and T. Christian Miller
    A local official in Hidalgo, Texas, cajoled company executives to hire a firm owned by his family in exchange for a cut of lucrative construction contracts, an investigation from ProPublica and The Texas Tribune found. Claims against that official and his family were made last year in a lawsuit by the county. The kickback scheme started during a discussion at a steakhouse near the US-Mexico border in Texas. The kickback scheme was allegedly hashed out over weeknight drinks at a steakhouse in a border county in south Texas. Amid surf and turf and expensive scotch, a Hidalgo County official said...
  • Waters Caught Steering $1.2 Billion to Obama Flunkies

    02/04/2018 4:30:35 PM PST · by 100American · 36 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | FEBRUARY 3, 2018 | BENJAMIN ARIE
    The job of Congress is to represent the people and put the nation’s best interests first. It looks like Maxine Waters has a very different objective: Funnel as much taxpayer money to leftist cronies as possible. According to Judicial Watch, the longtime liberal lawmaker has introduced a bill that moves over a billion dollars to “Obamacare navigators,” who conveniently happen to almost always be leftist organizations. “A fraud-infested Obamacare ‘outreach’ program will get an astounding $1.2 billion from American taxpayers if legislation introduced by a veteran congresswoman becomes law,” the watchdog group explained.
  • FBI was surprised but took no action after Bill Clinton took $500,000 from Russian bank while...

    10/23/2017 5:22:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/23/17 | Nikki Schwab
    When former President Bill Clinton received a $500,000 check from a Kremlin-linked bank in 2010 to give a speech in Moscow it served, to the FBI, as further evidence the Russians had unleashed an influence campaign designed to get access to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The Hill newspaper reported Sunday night that the FBI had been keeping close tabs on a Russian spy network that was trying to inch closer to the Clintons at the dawn of the Obama administration, with one spy – who was eventually arrested and deported – briefly posing successfully as an American accountant and...
  • Southern Poverty Law Center Transfers Millions in Cash to Offshore Entities

    08/31/2017 8:42:46 AM PDT · by pabianice · 11 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 8/31/17 | Schoffstall
    "I've never known a US-based nonprofit dealing in human rights or social services to have any foreign bank accounts," said Amy Sterling Casil, CEO of Pacific Human Capital, a California-based nonprofit consulting firm. "My impression based on prior interactions is that they have a small, modestly paid staff, and were regarded by most in the industry as frugal and reliable. I am stunned to learn of transfers of millions to offshore bank accounts. It is a huge red flag and would have been completely unacceptable to any wealthy, responsible, experienced board member who was committed to a charitable mission who...
  • Deep State Rewards James Comey With Millions Of Dollars In Post-FBI Compensation

    08/09/2017 10:15:28 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 31 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | 8-7-17
    On paper it’s called a “book deal”, “film rights” etc. The reality is that former FBI Director James Comey, a man who most believe lied under oath, leaked classified information, and turned the power of the FBI against POTUS Trump in order to secure a now far-reaching special counsel investigation, is being rewarded by the Deep State for a job well done to the tune of tens millions of dollars. Not bad for a guy whose FBI salary was $172,000 per year. James Comey is now a multi-millionaire. Here’s just one of many headlines from last week: James Comey Has...
  • Elon Musk Admits to ‘Unrelenting Stress,’ Says he May Be Bipolar

    07/31/2017 10:16:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | July 31, 2017
    Being a visionary billionaire and chief executive of three companies at once isn’t all fun and games, Elon Musk tweeted Sunday, describing “unrelenting stress” and suggesting he may be bipolar. Musk tweeted his replies to a number of questions on Twitter, starting with his response to a tweet that said he had “an amazing life.” “The reality is great highs, terrible lows and unrelenting stress,” Musk tweeted. “Don’t think people want to hear about the last two.” When someone else asked if he was bipolar, Musk replied “Yeah,” but then followed up with: “Maybe not medically tho. Dunno. Bad feelings...