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  • Michelle Obama Given PBS Show After Democrats Gave Broadcaster $75 Million in Coronavirus Relief

    04/18/2020 8:06:36 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 50 replies
    TGP ^ | April 18, 2020
    Former First Lady Michelle Obama has been given a show by PBS starting next week, the taxpayer funded network announced Friday. The timing of the announcement comes after Democrats marked $75 million for PBS’s parent the Corporation for Public Broadcasting in the coronavirus relief bill that passed at the end of March. Newsbusters reported the $75 million is on top of the $465 million given CPB in the current year’s federal budget, which is an increase of $20 million over the previous year.
  • Transparency: Buttigieg Bundler Exposes Pay-To-Play Scheme For Donations

    12/23/2019 2:53:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/23/2019 | Karen Townsend
    A top fundraiser for Pete Buttigieg’s campaign offered access to the candidate in exchange for a donation. The proposition has been exposed – an email to a wealthy supporter from a Buttigieg bundler was reviewed by Axios and the Campaign Legal Center, a campaign finance watchdog. The plea for a campaign contribution in exchange for access to the candidate couldn’t be more clear. “If you want to get on the campaign’s radar now before he is flooded with donations after winning Iowa and New Hampshire, you can use the link below for donations,” the fundraiser, H.K. Park, wrote in...
  • Top fundraiser for Pete Buttigieg offered a donor the chance to 'get on campaign's radar' in exchange for money

    12/23/2019 11:06:51 AM PST · by powermill · 46 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 6 minutes ago | Eliza Relman
    Mayor Pete Buttigieg is under fire again for his campaign's fundraising strategy. A top fundraiser to Buttigieg's campaign, Washington consultant H.K. Park, told a potential donor in an email that they should give money to the campaign in order to get on its "radar," appearing to sell access to the candidate. "If you want to get on the campaign's radar now before he is flooded with donations after winning Iowa and New Hampshire, you can use the link below for donations," Park wrote to an unnamed donor. The donor, who spoke with Axios and requested anonymity, characterized Park's offer as...
  • Peter Schweizer on Clinton Foundation's money troubles: 'They don't have influence to sell'

    11/21/2019 9:29:52 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 11/20/2019 | Joshua Nelson
    Government Accountability Institute president Peter Schweizer said on Wednesday that the Clinton Foundation, founded by former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is losing revenue due to a lack of donations. “All that money has now dried up, literally,” Schweizer told “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” “The Clinton Foundation has had a hard time raising money because they don’t have the influence to sell. They don’t have power access to sell and that, I think, is the primary evidence for what the Clinton enterprise was all about."
  • Clinton Foundation bleeding money with no Clintons in high office

    11/19/2019 6:47:00 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 64 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 19,2019 | By Thomas Lifson
    The Clinton Foundation reported a loss of more than $16 million in 2018, according to newly released tax records, marking the second consecutive year of losses since Hillary Clinton's humiliating defeat to President Donald J. Trump in 2016. The foundation reported total revenue of just $30.7 million, including $24.2 million worth of grants and contributions, a record low for the alleged "charity." That figure was well short of the foundation's total expenses for the year—$47.5 million— resulting in a net loss of $16.8 million. The previous year, the Clinton Foundation reported a net loss of $16.1 million. In total, the...
  • Illinois senator resigns from transportation role amid fed's construction fraud investigation

    10/18/2019 12:30:11 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    Construction DIVE ^ | October 14, 2019 | Kim Slowey
    Dive Brief: Illinois State Sen. Martin Sandoval has resigned from his position as chair of the State Senate's Transportation Committee amid a federal fraud and corruption investigation related to state construction work, the Associated Press reported. The Democratic senator is still listed as a member of the committee, however, as of Oct. 15. The move came after the details of a federal search warrant revealed that the FBI last month combed Sandoval's offices and home for information related to architect Cesar Santoy; Santoy's architecture firm, Studio ARQ; red-light camera program company SafeSpeed; lobbyists; construction companies; and employees of the Illinois...
  • Hillary Clinton Says Not Getting a Divorce Was the 'Gutsiest' Thing She's Ever Done

    10/02/2019 9:12:18 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 77 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 1 Oct 2019 | Tyler O'Neil
    On Tuesday morning, former First Lady Hillary Clinton said not getting a divorce from former President Bill Clinton was the "gustiest thing" she's ever done, personally. Publicly and politically, she said the gutsiest thing she's done is run for president. "I think the gutsiest thing I’ve ever done ... Personally, make the decision to stay in my marriage. Publicly, politically, run for president," Clinton said at an event for her latest book. She co-wrote The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience with her daughter, Chelsea.
  • Ukraine must investigate Joe Biden's son, says ex-Ukrainian PM

    09/27/2019 11:06:16 AM PDT · by blueplum · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 27 Sep 2019 | Anton Zverev, Ilya Zhegulev
    MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine must investigate the activities of Joe Biden’s son to establish whether his role in a Ukrainian gas company complied with the country’s laws, Mykola Azarov, Ukraine’s former prime minister, said in an interview.... (snip) ...Azarov said the key thing for investigators to establish from a Ukrainian legal viewpoint would be whether Biden’s fee was a token one or whether he actually did any work to justify it. “If, using his knowledge, he played an active role then there’s nothing scandalous about it. But if he was simply on the books and getting money then that could...
  • Democrat Mayor Arrested for Embezzling Over $230,000 of Investors' Money

    10/13/2018 9:01:43 AM PDT · by ZeroToHero · 12 replies
    NN ^ | 10/13/18 | Jay Greenberg
    A Democrat mayor from Massachusetts was arrested on Thursday after a federal investigation found that he allegedly stole over $230,000 from investors and spent the money on himself. Mayor of Fall River Jasiel Correia, who was elected mayor at just 23 years old, used the investment money to fund his own lavish lifestyle and pay off his student debts.
  • Massachusetts mayor charged with fraud to fund lavish lifestyle refuses to step down

    10/17/2018 2:19:54 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 16 2018 | Louis Casiano
    An embattled Democratic mayor from Massachusetts, who was arrested last week on suspicion of fraud and tax charges, is refusing to step down, calling his arrest "politically motivated" hours before city councilors pushed back a debate on how to handle the matter. "I am presumed innocent until proven otherwise," Mayor Jasiel Correia told reporters at a press conference at Fall River's City Hall. "I will not allow political enemies to remove me from office." He said the attack began shortly after assuming office because he was "challenging the norms" in the town.
  • Democrat Mayor In Massachusetts Arrested On Extortion And Bribery Charges

    09/07/2019 5:31:11 AM PDT · by mplc51 · 38 replies
    GP ^ | 09/07/2019 | Aleister
    Massachusetts mayor arrested for extorting marijuana vendors for 6-figure bribes Jasiel Correia II, the already embattled mayor of Fall River, Massachusetts, was arrested Friday on new federal extortion charges for allegedly operating a scheme to help marijuana vendors get approval to operate in exchange for hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes. Prosecutors say Correia agreed to sign non-opposition letters in return for significant six-figure payments from four marijuana vendors looking to open businesses in the city of nearly 90,000 about an hour’s drive south of Boston. The letters are required to obtain a license to operate a marijuana business...
  • Democrat Massachusetts Mayor Arrested for Allegedly Extorting Marijuana Vendors

    09/08/2019 2:45:41 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 8, 2019 | Katherine Rodriguez
    A Massachusetts mayor was arrested on Friday for allegedly extorting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes from marijuana vendors. Mayor Jasiel Correia, the Democrat mayor of Fall River, allegedly operated a scheme to help marijuana stores conduct business in exchange for hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes, according to a tweet from the FBIÂ’s Boston field office. Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia was arrested this morning by @FBIBoston IRS-CI & @HUDOIG special agents at his home. HeÂ’s accused of conspiring to extort hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes from marijuana companies. Details to follow at 11 a.m....
  • NM judge booked, fingerprinted in political bribery scandal tied to Democrats, Richardson

    05/21/2011 5:58:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 5/20/11
    NM judge booked, fingerprinted in political bribery scandal tied to Democrats, RichardsonArticle by: Associated Press Updated: May 20, 2011 - 3:35 PM LAS CRUCES, N.M. - A New Mexico judge charged with bribery in a scandal tied to former Gov. Bill Richardson pleaded not guilty Friday, then was booked, fingerprinted and ordered to hand over his passport. State District Judge Michael Murphy is accused of telling a potential judicial candidate that if she wanted a seat on the bench she needed to donate to the Democratic Party through a political activist linked to Richardson. Allegations in a special prosecutor's report...
  • EXPOSED: Top Democrat’s Wife Accused of Massive Pay-to-Play Scandal, Says It’s A ‘Hit Piece’

    05/29/2019 3:17:55 PM PDT · by Steve1999 · 27 replies
    News Thud ^ | 29-05-19 | J.C McCallum
    Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings is one of President Trump’s fiercest critics. Now, his wife may be in some pretty big trouble involving a “pay-to-play” scheme.” Here’s the scoop… From Fox News:House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings is fighting back against allegations that his wife’s nonprofit organization violated its tax-exempt status and posed a potential conflict-of-interest with the work of his congressional panel. Cummings statement: “These baseless claims come from a group funded by right-wing mega-donors known for their political hit jobs. I am confident that they will be exposed for what they really are – a fabricated distraction from the...
  • Developing: Democrat Chairman Of House Oversight Committee And Wife Accused Of Massive Pay-To-...

    05/21/2019 2:30:39 PM PDT · by blueyon · 65 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | May 21, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    """Developing: Democrat Chairman Of House Oversight Committee And Wife Accused Of Massive Pay-To-Play Scandal """ A charity run by Maya Rockeymoore, the wife of Rep. Elijah Cummings, received millions from special interest groups and corporations that had business before her husband’s committee. Developing: Democrat Chairman of House Oversight Committee and Wife Accused of Massive Pay-to-Play Scandal Jim Hoft by Jim Hoft May 21, 2019 660 Comments 19.8KShare 685Tweet Email Rep. Elijah Cummings caught up in charity scandal– A charity run by Maya Rockeymoore, the wife of Rep. Elijah Cummings, received millions from special interest groups and corporations that had business...
  • Status of our 2nd QTR FReepathon: We need $5k to match the 1st month of last QTR. [Thread XXVII]

    Status of our 2nd QTR FReepathon: We now need a little over $5k to match the 1st month of last QTR. Another great day yesterday! We received approx $800 in online donations! Thank you all very much!! We'll have 1 more batch of monthlies of about $2k to process before the end of the month. And we should have at least 1 more batch of mail-in checks to post before the end of the month. The mail-in donations could bring in another $1k, maybe more. So that should leave about $2k to $3k to raise via online donations in the...
  • City health insurer Kaiser Permanente paid Baltimore Mayor Pugh $114,000...

    04/01/2019 4:41:34 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 15 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 1 Apr 2019 | Kevin Rector, Talia Richman et al
    Health provider Kaiser Permanente paid Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh more than $100,000 to buy about 20,000 copies of her “Healthy Holly” children’s books during a period when the company was seeking a lucrative contract to provide health benefits to city employees. Kaiser confirmed Monday to The Baltimore Sun that it paid approximately $114,000 for the books in multiple orders from 2015 to 2018. Pugh, a Democrat, became mayor in December 2016. In September 2017, the city’s spending board, which Pugh sits on and controls, awarded the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States Inc. a $48 million contract to...
  • Weekly Update: JW Gives Testimony on Capitol Hill about Clinton Foundation

    12/15/2018 9:36:57 AM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 14, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    A House Committee Hears Our Clinton Foundation Scandal Evidence Obama’s State Department Worked to Undermine the Trump Administration Hillary Clinton Claims Her Email System Was for ‘Convenience’ Media Buries Key Facts to Conceal Migrant Health Threat — TB, Hepatitis, HIV A House Committee Hears Our Clinton Foundation Scandal Evidence When I was asked by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform’s Subcommittee on Government Operations to testify this week about the Clinton Foundation, I knew the challenge would be organizing the vast trove of information we have accumulated through court action over the past several years. That evidence,...
  • Trump inaugural committee under criminal investigation for misuse of funds, pay to play: report

    12/14/2018 11:00:13 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | December 13, 2018 | By Dartunorro Clark
    The investigation began in part after federal agents seized materials from the president's former personal attorney Michael Cohen. President Donald Trump's inaugural committee is under criminal investigation by federal prosecutors in Manhattan for pay to play and misspending some of the $107 million it raised from donations, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. The probe was launched by the U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan, the paper said, citing people familiar with the investigation. The investigation, which is reportedly in its early stages, is looking into whether some of the committee's top donors gave money to gain access to the...
  • US House Panel Investigates 'Foreign' Donations To Clinton Foundation

    12/14/2018 6:25:59 AM PST · by Monrose72 · 35 replies
    NN ^ | 2018-12-14 21:00 | Daniel Boffey
    Witnesses have been grilled by members of a US House oversight committee over the probability that the Clinton Foundation had received donations from foreign powers who wanted favors in return. The shady donation tactic, otherwise known as "pay-to-play," allows donations as a means for preferential treatment for outside influencers.