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  • Christie: ‘There Could Be’ a Legal Issue with Stormy Daniels Payment

    03/12/2018 9:29:36 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 60 replies
    Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” former Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) said “there could be” a legal issue with the alleged $130,000 President Donald Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen paid to porn star Stormy Daniels. When asked if there a legal issue with the payment Christie said, “There could be. He continued, “You’ve got to get to the bottom of the facts. You’ve got to get to the bottom of the facts. Was Michael Cohen reimbursed for this? If he was, from whom? Did he pay for himself? If he paid himself, what are the campaign implications? There’s all kinds of issues...
  • A million dollars a minute

    02/18/2018 11:26:07 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 14, 2018 | Andrew P. Napolitano
    Imagine you open the faucet of your kitchen sink expecting water and instead out comes cash. Now imagine that it comes out at the rate of $1 million a minute. You call your plumber, who thinks you’re crazy. To get you off the phone, he opines that it is your sink and therefore must be your money. So you spend it wildly. Then you realize that the money wasn’t yours and you owe it back. Now imagine that this happens every minute of every day for the next three years. At the end of the three years, you owe back...
  • Obama Program Made $729 Million in Erroneous Payments to Doctors

    06/12/2017 2:29:21 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 17 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 06/12/2017 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Stimulus program to incentivize using electronic health records 'vulnerable to abuse' An Obama administration program to encourage the use of electronic health records made over $729 million in erroneous payments, according to a new audit. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services also paid dead doctors for enrolling in its program, the audit, released by the agency's inspector general Monday, revealed. "From May 2011 through June 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services paid an estimated $729 million in Medicare electronic health record incentive payments to eligible professionals who did not comply with Federal requirements," the inspector general said....
  • Trump Lectures NATO Allies To Their Faces As They Look On In Awkward Silence

    05/25/2017 10:22:06 AM PDT · by blam · 52 replies
    Uncova. com ^ | 5-25-2017
    President Donald Trump on Thursday lectured a group of leaders from member countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization over not contributing their "fair share" in defense spending. Standing beside Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Trump blasted the nearly two-dozen member countries that have not met their "financial obligations" to increase defense spending to 2% of GDP. This is not fair to the people and taxpayers of the United States, and many of these nations owe massive amounts of money from past years," said as the other leaders stood in awkward silence. "We should recognize that with...
  • MoPac delays push government agency to dip into savings for debt payments

    04/16/2017 10:13:25 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The Austin Business Journal ^ | March 30, 2017 | Staff Report
    More than a year behind schedule, the massive project to add toll lanes to 11 miles of MoPac Expressway is now costing the government agency overseeing construction some of its savings. The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority is dipping into its cash reserves to repay some of the $230 million it owes to the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, the Austin American-Statesman reports. The agency said once the rest of the toll lanes open — which is now projected to happen June 15, per the Statesman — the revenue collected will solve such cash flow problems. The tolls are expected...
  • Angela Merkel to start paying refugees to leave Germany voluntarily

    02/13/2017 9:41:02 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/13/17 | Robert Laurie
    Backtracking If there’s a poster child for the implementation of a disastrous immigration policy, her name is Angela Merkel. By throwing Germany’s doors wide open, the Chancellor has become the face of a refugee free-for-all that has left her country - and much of Europe - in turmoil. Now, Merkel is facing re-election. You can tell it’s not going well for her because, after years of anything-goes rhetoric, she’s trying to backpedal. Apparently, she’s decided it’s time to get rid of a good chunk of the 1.2 million refugees who entered Germany. The problem is (go figure) they’re reluctant to...
  • Will next governor pave the way for more public-private partnerships?

    10/11/2016 7:05:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Indiana Lawyer ^ | October 11, 2016 | Hayleigh Colombo, IBJ Staff
    The controversial 2006 lease of the Indiana Toll Road paved the way for highway projects funded by public-private partnerships in Indiana — including the relatively smooth and nearly finished building of a bridge over the Ohio River at Louisville and the beleaguered construction of a 21-mile stretch of Interstate 69 from Bloomington to Martinsville. Indiana’s next governor — whose road-funding agenda will likely shape discussions at next year’s budget session of the Indiana General Assembly — will have a major role in crafting future deals to fund projects and maintain the state’s infrastructure. The question is whether the state will...
  • I-69 work needs more supervision

    10/11/2016 12:50:47 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    The Daily Journal ^ | October 11, 2016 | Bloomington Herald-Times
    The state of Indiana needs to do a better job of looking out for the interests of Hoosiers, especially Monroe County Hoosiers, when it comes to construction of Interstate 69. Section 5 of the project, the part that starts just south of Bloomington and goes north to Martinsville, has run into problems. Not for the first time. Again, the private development company the state picked to build the highway has fallen behind on payments for work that’s been done. So major contractor Crider & Crider of Bloomington has stopped working, again, until it gets paid. State officials aren’t saying so,...
  • Iran may have received up to $33.6B in cash, gold payments from US (Not $1.7B)

    09/09/2016 11:51:38 AM PDT · by WENDLE · 98 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/9/2016 | By Adam Kredo
    <p>Iran may have received an additional $33.6 billion in secret cash and gold payments facilitated by the Obama administration between 2014 and 2016, according to testimony provided before Congress by an expert on last summer’s nuclear agreement with Iran.</p> <p>Between January 2014 and July 2015, when the Obama administration was hammering out the final details of the nuclear accord, Iran was paid $700 million every month from funds that had previously been frozen by U.S. sanctions.</p>
  • Stores to customers: "Cash not welcome here"

    08/13/2016 1:53:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 12, 2016 | Aimee Picchi
    To get a glimpse of the future of commerce in America, look no further than Sweden. The Scandinavian country is largely a cashless society, with consumers relying on mobile phone payments or plastic. While the U.S. is still far from achieving the same level of cash-free existence, increasing numbers of restaurants and retailers are now snubbing the lowly dollar bill. Some merchants such as SweetGreen, a salad chain, refuse to open their registers for cash, telling customers they can pay only with mobile payments or cards. With some newer vending machines, only a card or mobile wallet will get that...
  • Why Hillary Clinton Will NEVER Release Transcripts Of Her Paid Speeches

    05/04/2016 12:10:55 AM PDT · by MIA_eccl1212 · 41 replies
    The Young Turks ^ | 2/9/2016 | The Young Turks
    Hillary Clinton assures us that she's not at all biased by the $675,000 she's received from Goldman Sachs for paid speeches. An attendee of one of Clinton's Goldman Sachs speeches spoke with Politico and revealed why Clinton won't release the transcripts of the speeches. Cenk Uygur host of The Young Turks breaks down the story. more comments...
  • Government Sends Obamacare Payments Without Verification

    01/08/2016 8:34:24 AM PST · by originalbuckeye · 10 replies
    Americans for Tax reform ^ | 1/7/16 | Alexander Hendrie
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) does not have adequate procedures in place to ensure tax credit payments were properly sent to enrollees as required by federal law, according to a new report by the Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS OIG). The report marks the eighth time in less than a year that a government watchdog has raised concerns over the federal government’s ability to properly administer and monitor Obamacare. As HHS OIG noted, CMS has “sole responsibility” for ensuring that tax credits were properly distributed to paying enrollees. Following this confirmation, the IRS...
  • Andrew Cuomo and his Kennedy ex-wife have battled for years over child support as 'he didn't make a

    12/07/2015 10:45:54 PM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/07/15 | Regina F. Graham
    Andrew Cuomo and his Kennedy ex-wife have battled for years over child support as 'he didn't make any payments' New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his ex-wife Kerry Kennedy have been reportedly battling for years over 'substantial' child support payments for their three daughters. According to the New York Post, for the past at least two years, the former couple has been involved in 'lawyer-assisted go-rounds over substantial amounts' of child support payments, and finally reached an agreement about some of the obligations two weeks ago. Sources told the Post that Cuomo, 58, and Kennedy, 56, continued to fight over...
  • Power Grab: STIB Directly Paying Companies Millions

    09/20/2015 10:17:42 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    The Nerve ^ | June 1, 2015 | Rick Brundrett
    Most folks probably think of the State Transportation Infrastructure Bank as just that – a bank that finances major highway and bridge projects. S.C. Rep. Chip Limehouse, R-Charleston and a member of the Infrastructure Bank (STIB) Board of Directors, described the bank, created by the Legislature in 1997, as a “funding arm” in a recent (Charleston) Post & Courier story. But in addition to providing funding to the state Department of Transportation and local governments, STIB in recent years also has assumed the role of a general contractor or project manager, paying millions of dollars directly to certain companies for...
  • They Are Slowly Making Cash Illegal

    03/29/2015 6:44:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    TEC ^ | 03/29/2015 | Michael Snyder
    The move to a cashless society won’t happen overnight. Instead, it is being implemented very slowly and systematically in a series of incremental steps. All over the planet, governments are starting to place restrictions on the use of cash for security reasons. As citizens, we are being told that this is being done to thwart criminals, terrorists, drug runners, money launderers and tax evaders. Other forms of payment are much easier for governments to track, and so they very much prefer them. But we are rapidly getting to the point where the use of cash is considered to be a...
  • Ten Years Later, The Question Remains: How On Earth Do You ‘Lose’ $6.6 Billion?

    11/17/2014 4:21:15 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 11-17-14 | Gerald D. Skoning
    My friend’s succinct reaction to the amazing headline was, “How do you lose $6.6 billion?” How indeed! Despite a full decade of audits and investigations, Pentagon officials still cannot say what happened to $6.6 billion in cash that was intended for the Development Fund for Iraq. Apparently, it just “disappeared.” Was it just misplaced in an accounting error, or was it “stolen”? Who knows? Apparently, the Pentagon has no idea. Ah, the perils of the fog of war that covers up all sorts of foul play. It’s little wonder the money disappeared. After the invasion of Iraq in 2003, the...
  • DEA payments to Amtrak employee being investigated

    08/26/2014 4:09:48 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    ABC News ^ | 8-26-14
    Hundreds of thousands of dollars in alleged payments by Drug Enforcement Administration personnel to an Amtrak employee are being investigated by the Justice Department inspector general's office. The announcement by Jay Lerner, a spokesman for the IG's office, follows the disclosure by Amtrak's inspector general that DEA paid an Amtrak secretary $854,460 over nearly 20 years to obtain confidential information about train passengers that the drug-fighting agency could have lawfully obtained for free through a law enforcement network. The Amtrak IG's report says that under a joint drug enforcement task force that includes the DEA and Amtrak's own police agency,...
  • This automaker will shut off your car if you forget to make payments

    11/17/2013 6:59:27 AM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    MSN ^ | 11/17/13
    If you're tooling down the road in your Renault Zoe Z.E. only to have it stop dead in traffic, don't immediately start cussing your mechanic. Better make sure you're current with the payments. The French car maker has added a new twist to the repossession tango between car buyers and creditors.
  • Union tells retirees to repay pension

    10/30/2013 7:16:06 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    Southtown Chicago ^ | Oct 30, 2013 | Kadner
    Kadner: Union tells retirees to repay pension Phil Kadner October 30, 2013 Imagine a retired man going to his mailbox one morning and finding a letter informing him that a mistake has been made in his pension payments and he owes more than $100,000. No joke. And it’s not some scam. “I darn near had a heart attack,” recalled Ron Kosinski, 79, a former sheet metal worker who was notified that he owes $105,500. His union, Sheet Metal Workers Local 73, miscalculated his pension payments when he retired 17 years ago. In fact, dating to 1974, the union’s pension fund...
  • PayPal tests mobile payments using your face for verification

    08/08/2013 10:28:03 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    cnet ^ | 8/8/13 | Lance Whitney
    PayPal is rolling out a new trial for British consumers to see if they really can leave their wallets at home. Recently kicking off in London borough Richmond upon Thames, the test includes 12 different merchants set up to accept PayPal payments, according to the company. Using the PayPal app for iOS, Android, or Windows Phone, shoppers can see nearby participating merchants highlighted on their mobile phones. They can then "check into" a certain store by clicking on its name and pay for an item by sliding an animated pin down the screen. The person's name and photo then pops...