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  • Top Dallas Democrat resigns in disgrace, admits taking more than $450G in lavish bribes

    08/09/2018 5:13:42 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/9/2018 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    A Dallas official pleaded guilty Thursday to federal charges after prosecutors said he earned more than $450,000 in kickbacks and bribes in exchange for official actions taken to benefit local business dealings. Democrat Dwaine Caraway, Dallas city council member and mayor pro tem, pleaded guilty in court to conspiracy to commit honest services wire fraud, as well as tax evasion, U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox announced in a news release. The funds Caraway received were “in the form of a phony consulting agreement, luxury suits, fully funded trips, gambling money, repayment of personal debt, checks and cash” from Robert Leonard...
  • Chicago mayoral candidate hands out cash to potential voters

    07/23/2018 9:49:34 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 23 replies
    Channel 3 News ^ | 23 July 2018
    Willie Wilson, the millionaire businessman and candidate for Chicago mayor, handed out cash to potential voters Sunday morning at a church on Chicago’s South Side. An aide to Wilson said the businessman gave away $300,000 to 2,000 people through the Dr. Willie Wilson Foundation, a 501(c)(3). Such organizations are tax-exempt, must not be organized for the benefit of private interests and are restricted in how much political activities they can conduct. Wilson says he organized the giveaway to assist homeowners who are struggling to pay their property tax bills.
  • Netflix CEO bundles money for Obama, Netflix gets net neutrality, Obamas get huge contract

    06/01/2018 6:05:53 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 1,2018 | Jack Hellner
    So now here is a summary of the Netflix-Obama relationship: Netflix CEO raises large amounts of money for Obama in 2012 campaign; Netflix lobbies and gets net neutrality; and then, around 16 months after Obama leaves office, the Obamas get a contract worth $50 million even though they have no experience providing content. Since Obama, Netflix, and others are so interested in equality, I am sure they will be glad to list all other similar contracts to the Obama's with other men, women, blacks, Hispanics, LGBTQ members, and others. They should highlight the contracts with other people with no experience....
  • Inside the Ring: Obama-Era Cash Traced to Iran-backed Terrorists

    02/08/2018 3:01:13 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 13 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | Feb 8, 2018 | Bill Gertz
    The U.S. government has traced some of the $1.7 billion released to Iran by the Obama administration to Iranian-backed terrorists in the two years since the cash was transferred. According to knowledgeable sources, Iran has used the funds to pay its main proxy, the Lebanon-based terrorist group Hezbollah, along with the Quds Force, Iran’s main foreign intelligence and covert action arm and element of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps. The U.S. money supplied to Iran as part of an arms settlement dating back to the 1970s also has been traced to Iran’s backing of Houthi rebels seeking to take power...
  • Man gets $650K payout after fighting Los Angeles parking ticket

    08/04/2017 7:08:21 PM PDT · by Mark · 28 replies
    Fox L.A. ^ | 8/3/17 | Foxla.com
    LOS ANGELES (FOX 11 / CNS) - The City Council on Wednesday approved a $650,000 payout for a man who successfully fought how the city of Los Angeles processes challenges to parking tickets. Cody Weiss, who sued the city in 2014 after he received a parking ticket, argued that the city unlawfully allows a private for-profit company to process challenges to tickets. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled in his favor last year, and the decision was upheld by the Second District Court of Appeal. City Attorney Mike Feuer petitioned the California Supreme Court to review the appellate decision,...
  • WOW! VIDEO EMERGES Of Hillary Clinton Admitting Foreign Leaders Contacted Her During Campaign,....

    07/23/2017 4:24:47 PM PDT · by blueyon · 49 replies
    100percentfedup.com ^ | 7/23/17 | 100% FED Up
    """WOW! VIDEO EMERGES Of Hillary Clinton Admitting Foreign Leaders Contacted Her During Campaign, Discussed How They Could “Stop Donald Trump”""" Hey Robert Mueller! Do you care to find out which foreign leaders candidate Hillary Clinton spoke with during her campaign? Because according to Hillary, she received “messages” from foreign leaders asking her if they can endorse her to stop Donald Trump from becoming President. “I am already receiving messages from leaders. I’m having foreign leaders ask if they can endorse me to stop Donald Trump.” – Hillary Clinton, March, 2016
  • May the Fourth Be With You: Everything You Need to Know About 'Star Wars' Day

    05/04/2017 9:12:38 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 4, 2017 | STEPHEN IERVOLINO
    May 4 marks "May the Fourth be with you," the official "holiday" dedicated to George Lucas' galaxy far, far away. The pun was first used back in 1979, with Britain's Conservative Party congratulating Margaret Thatcher in print for taking the prime minister post that day. According to Canada's Globe and Mail newspaper, the first organized "Star Wars" event on May 4 took place in 2011 at the Toronto Underground Cinema. ABC News' parent company, The Walt Disney Company, purchased Lucasfilm in 2012 and has officially observed the holiday since 2013, with events at Disney parks and other celebrations. To commemorate...
  • Amid Controversy, Obama Makes Another $400K Pay Day

    04/28/2017 9:25:09 AM PDT · by blam · 15 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4-28-2017 | Charles Fain Lehman
    Former President Barack Obama received a $400,000 speaking fee for an appearance at an A&E Network event on Thursday. The news came amid controversy over Obama accepting a fee of the same size to appear at a Wall Street firm's conference. The "History Makers lunch" was hosted by A&E's history channel and attended by representatives of A&E advertisers, the New York Post reported. Those in attendance included Harvey Weinstein, Anna Wintour, Bob Sauerberg, Janice Min, and Penske Media CEO Jay Penske. Obama received a standing ovation on entering the room. The former president's appearance featured a 90 minute interview with...
  • University pays Black Lives Matter activist to call Donald Trump names for ‘Unity Week’

    03/08/2017 4:12:18 AM PST · by tekrat · 19 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 3/8/2017 | Justin Caruso
    He’s admittedly obsessed with the ‘disgusting’ presidentIn order to “promote diversity and inclusion” on campus, Texas Christian University paid a Black Lives Matter activist $5,000 to call President Donald Trump a rapist.Shaun King, a New York Daily News columnist with a reputation for mocking students who ask him tough questions, told a student audience that he has “written probably over 100 articles about Donald Trump and I follow his news very closely,” according to the conservative campus newspaper The Freedom Frog.
  • ARE MOVIE SUBSIDIES POLITICAL PAYOLA?

    01/24/2017 5:57:18 AM PST · by shortstop · 40 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 01/23/17 | Bob Lonsberry
    On Saturday Night Live, have they ever lampooned New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo? As it turns out, no, they haven’t. And it’s not because being governor of New York is too obscure to merit mention on a national television show. SNL repeatedly lampooned Cuomo’s predecessor, David Paterson, for being blind. Classy. But Cuomo has never come been the target of SNL’s scorn. It’s all in on attacking his potential presidential political opponent – Donald Trump – but it’s never laid a glove on him. Which has no connection, I’m sure, to the fact that Andrew Cuomo feeds Saturday Night Live...
  • KKK Leaders Allege Producers Paid Them to Fake Scenes in Canceled A&E Documentary

    01/01/2017 8:58:51 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 17 replies
    Variety ^ | 12/30/2016
    The subjects of a TV documentary series about the Ku Klux Klan abruptly canceled last week by A&E allege to Variety that significant portions of what was filmed were fabricated by the producers. Some KKK leaders divulged that they were paid hundreds of dollars in cash each day of filming to compel them on camera to distort the facts of their lives to fit the documentary’s predetermined narrative: tension between Klan members and relatives of theirs who wanted to get out of the Klan. The findings are based on an exclusive Variety investigation based on interviews with over two dozen...
  • High-speed rail board approves plan, gets sued

    12/28/2016 6:17:48 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 39 replies
    AgAlert ^ | December 21, 2016 | Kevin Hecteman
    The California High Speed Rail Authority believes it has a viable Central Valley route and funding plan—but opponents disagree, and the project remains controversial in agricultural regions that would be affected by construction.
  • The Controversial KKK Series Is Canceled After A&E Discovered Klan Members Were Paid

    12/27/2016 9:31:46 AM PST · by blam · 38 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12-27-2016 | Michael Schneider
    Michael SchneiderDecember 27,2016 Just a day after the cable network hoped to silence criticism on its Ku Klux Klan-centric docuseries “Generation KKK” by changing the title, the network has now canceled the show all together. In a statement, the network said it scrapped the series (which had been renamed “Escaping the KKK”) after discovering that participants on the show, including Klan members, were paid to participate by production company This Is Just A Test. “A&E learned last night from the third-party producers who made the documentary that cash payments — which we currently understand to be nominal — were made...
  • A Personal Appeal to the Republican Members of the Electoral College from Michael Moore

    12/19/2016 12:34:06 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 55 replies
    Facebook ^ | 12/18/2016 | Michael Moore
    Dear Republican Electors: Ok, if you've read this far, knowing that it's me, Michael Moore, writing to you -- well, thank you for having an open mind and the willingness to listen to someone you don't agree with. I am writing you not as a card-carrying Democrat (I'm not) who voted for Hillary (I did), but simply because I am an American who, like you, deeply loves this country and its people. Tomorrow is the day you are supposed to gather with your fellow electors and choose the next President of the United States. I am not going to ask...
  • PITBULL: FLORIDA PAID ME $1 MIL TO TAKE STATE WORLDWIDE

    12/16/2016 3:34:53 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    TMZ ^ | 12/15/16
    Pitbull went public with the contract he signed with Florida -- revealing the state paid him a ton of money to be its ambassador -- but he only did it after a politician pushed him into a corner. ....Florida state's Speaker of the House Richard Corcoran had filed a lawsuit asking a judge to allow Pitbull's deal to be made public. As we reported ...Pitbull's company had threatened to sue if representatives leaked the "trade secrets" in his contract.
  • Australia ceases multimillion-dollar donations to controversial Clinton family charities

    11/29/2016 5:30:01 AM PST · by hotsteppa · 36 replies
    AUSTRALIA has finally ceased pouring millions of dollars into accounts linked to Hillary Clinton’s charities. Which might make you wonder: Why were we donating to them in the first place? The federal government confirmed to news.com.au it has not renewed any of its partnerships with the scandal-plagued Clinton Foundation, effectively ending 10 years of taxpayer-funded contributions worth more than $88 million.
  • STATEMENT OF VIRGINIA SENATOR DICK BLACK: FBI DEPUTY DIRECTOR ANDREW MCCABE MUST RESIGN FOR CONFLICT

    10/27/2016 8:58:00 PM PDT · by Bayou City · 52 replies
    PR NEWSWIRE ^ | OCTOBER 24, 2016, 15:14 ET | PRESS RELEASE CONTACT: CHRIS LORE SENATOR DICK BLACK
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hillary Clinton's defense against charges that she has lawlessly handled classified information in her emails, and by using her private email server, has been that the FBI performed a complete investigation and found no violation of law. This morning, thanks to investigative reporting by the Wall Street Journal1 and Fox News2, we may understand why the FBI dropped the case. Governor Terry McAuliffe of Virginia, a Clinton confidant, directed almost $800,000 into the political coffers of the wife of this high-ranking FBI official overseeing the email investigation.
  • Sanders hits Clinton Foundation over foreign donations

    06/05/2016 6:53:49 PM PDT · by Mariner · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 5th, 2016 | By Jessie Hellmann
    Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders criticized the Clinton Foundation for accepting donations from foreign governments in an interview aired Sunday, calling it a conflict of interest. "Do I have a problem when a sitting secretary of State and a foundation run by her husband collects many, many dollars from foreign governments — governments which are dictatorships? "Yeah, I do have a problem with that. Yeah, I do," Sanders said on CNN's "State of the Union." When host Jake Tapper asked if he thought it was a conflict of interest, Sanders said, "I do." Sanders and Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton,...
  • Cruz PAC’s Paid Talk Radio Insider $8M Dollars – Was Money Illegally Used To Buy Endorsements?

    04/15/2016 7:41:03 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 97 replies
    Republic Broadcasting ^ | 4/13/2016 | Republic Broadcasting
    (Reality Check 753) Reality Check has already shown how “Neutral” Conservative News Websites Breitbart and The Daily Wire are actually fronts for the Ted Cruz Campaign. In our article “The $25 Million Dollar Trump Take Down” we clearly show that the owners of those sites donated over $25 Million Dollars to the Cruz Campaign and then use their websites to promote him. But is Talk Radio also on the take? Reality Check dug into Cruz FEC Filings and discovered the Cruz PACs paid a Talk Radio Insider over $8 Million Dollars, and the endorsements of Glenn Beck, Mark Levin and...
  • Hillary Clinton's rogue agenda: Why Sid Blumenthal matters

    10/31/2015 7:37:53 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 18 replies
    ny post ^ | oct 31, 2015 | Micah Morrison
    After the media inexplicably dubbed Hillary Rodham Clinton the “winner” of the Benghazi hearings, her apologists dismissed a line of questioning into her unofficial adviser, Sidney Blumenthal. So he was sending her e-mail offering advice on Libya and other matters of state. In the immortal words of Clinton at an earlier Benghazi hearing, “What difference does it make?”