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  • FBI investigating whether Russian money went to NRA to help Trump

    01/18/2018 1:55:40 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 48 replies
    MSN/Washington Tribune ^ | 1-18-2017 | PETER STONE AND GREG GORDON
    The FBI is investigating whether a top Russian banker with ties to the Kremlin illegally funneled money to the National Rifle Association to help Donald Trump win the presidency, two sources familiar with the matter have told McClatchy. FBI counterintelligence investigators have focused on the activities of Alexander Torshin, the deputy governor of Russia’s central bank who is known for his close relationships with both Russian President Vladimir Putin and the NRA, the sources said. It is illegal to use foreign money to influence federal elections. It’s unclear how long the Torshin inquiry has been ongoing, but the news comes...
  • Austan Goolsbee to leave White House (Abandon Ship!)

    06/06/2011 5:47:12 PM PDT · by TSgt · 93 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/6/11 7:26 PM ED | MIKE ALLEN
    Austan Goolsbee, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, plans to return to teaching economics at the University of Chicago this fall, the White House announced Monday night. Goolsbee has been on leave for four years from the university’s Booth School of Business and could have lost his tenured position at Chicago, where he was a professor for 14 years before joining the administration, if he did not return, an official said. Goolsbee, one of Obama’s longest serving aides, was an economic adviser on the 2004 Senate campaign, and the senior economic adviser on the 2008 presidential campaign.He...
  • Dem GOTV picking up Brown supporters

    01/19/2010 9:13:38 AM PST · by freespirited · 23 replies · 1,983+ views
    Politico ^ | 01/19/10 | Glenn Thrush
    A Democratic operative familiar with Martha Coakley and the DSCC's massive get-out-the-vote operation says that outreach workers in and around Boston have been stunned by the number of Democrats and Obama supporters who are waving them off, saying they'll vote for Scott Brown.
  • Hawaii Democrat Abercrombie Announces Resignation From Congress

    12/11/2009 4:45:15 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 21 replies · 1,109+ views ^ | December 11, 2009 | N/A
    Democratic Rep. Neil Abercrombie announced Friday that he will resign before the end of his term, just days after another Democrat, Rep. Brian Baird, announced his retirement. Democratic Rep. Neil Abercrombie announced Friday that he will resign before the end of his term, just days after another Democrat, Rep. Brian Baird, announced his retirement. A source told Fox News Abercrombie is resigning so he can focus on running for governor. In a written statement, the Hawaii congressman said the effective date of his resignation will be announced soon, and that it was a difficult choice. "This is an extremely difficult...
  • Clinton campaign manager out

    02/10/2008 1:15:42 PM PST · by libh8er · 204 replies · 1,430+ views
    Politico ^ | 2/10/08 | Ben Smith
    Clinton's campaign manager, Patti Solis Doyle, left the position today, to be replaced by Clinton's former top White House aide, Maggie Williams. The change formalizes a shift in the campaign's power structure that began to set in after Clinton's win in New Hampshire, I've obtained a copy of Solis Doyle's email to the campaign's staff, sent about 15 minute ago: Over a year ago Hillary launched her campaign for President. Her announcement began a historic effort that has inspired millions and brought hundreds of thousands to their feet all across this nation. I have been proud to manage this campaign,...
  • Immigration Raid at Carter-Finley (Dozens of workers flee)

    05/23/2006 9:57:24 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 28 replies · 1,142+ views ^ | 23 May 2006 | Eyewitness News and The Associated Press
    Authorities arrested several construction workers at North Carolina State's football stadium Tuesday, suspecting that they had entered the country illegally. Several other workers at Carter-Finley Stadium ran from the stadium when U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and state Highway Patrol officers arrived, said Lt. Everett Clendenin with the Highway Patrol. The Highway Patrol had asked immigration agents to help them as they searched for a driver suspected of causing an accident that tangled traffic on Interstate 40 on Monday, Clendenin said. The driver was in a red 1993 Toyota that crashed into a Chevrolet van near the Wake-Durham county...