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'National Enquirer' Owner Admits Paying Off Ex-Playboy Model for Donald Trump
Federal prosecutors have agreed not to prosecute American Media Inc. for campaign contributions upon the acceptance of responsibility, cooperation with an investigation, and compliance improvements.
trumpCorruption  trumpAristocracy 
4 days ago by joeybaker
Trump administration halts study that would use fetal tissue ‘to discover a cure for HIV’
The National Institutes of Health research was stopped before officials completed their audit of fetal tissue work, which is opposed by antiabortion groups.
trumpAristocracy  trumpStupidity  healthcare  politicalIncompetence 
7 days ago by joeybaker
Oh Good, the FTC’s Top Consumer Protection Guy Has 120 Corporate Conflicts of Interest
We’ve known for some time that Andrew Smith, who was hired to lead the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection earlier this year, had a significant number of corporate ties that called into question whether he was fit for the role. But those corporate links apparently run much, much deeper than initially thought.
trumpAristocracy  trumpCorruption 
8 days ago by joeybaker
Rudy Giuliani, a Trump cybersecurity adviser, doesn’t understand the internet
Welcome back to the latest edition of politicians don’t get technology! Our latest guest is Rudy Giuliani, former New York mayor and current cybersecurity adviser to President Trump. Rudy Giuliani doesn’t understand Twitter or the internet. It’s embarrassing enough that Giuliani i…
trumpAristocracy 
11 days ago by joeybaker
Key Mueller witness: I lied and I'm ready to die in jail
In a blockbuster interview, key Mueller witness and Roger Stone associate Jerome Corsi admits to MSNBC’s Ari Melber that he lied to Congress, that he tried to get stolen Clinton emails back to the Trump campaign in 2016, that he “absolutely” intended to help the Trump campaign by doing so, that he told Roger Stone about John Podesta’s emails and that his lawyers are still communicating with Trump’s legal team “as if” there is a joint legal defense. Ari Melber also presses Corsi on being a leader of the “birther movement” which Ari describes as a “total and complete lie” and asks him whether he is auditioning for a Trump pardon by bringing the subject of pardons up during the interview.
trumpAristocracy  trumpPropaganda 
18 days ago by joeybaker
Ivanka Trump used a personal email account to send hundreds of emails about government business last year
The discovery alarmed some advisers to President Trump, who feared that his daughter’s practices bore similarities to the personal email use of Hillary Clinton.
trumpAristocracy  trumpIncompetence  informationSecurity  censorship 
27 days ago by joeybaker
Trump picks handbag designer, Mar-a-Lago member to be envoy to South Africa
President Donald Trump has nominated handbag designer Lana Marks to be the next US ambassador to South Africa.
trumpAristocracy 
4 weeks ago by joeybaker
Russian oligarch who bought mansion from Trump arrested on corruption charges
A Russian billionaire who purchased a mansion from President Trump in 2008 in a business deal that is now being investigated by special counsel Robert Mueller was detained Tuesday in Monaco and questioned related to an ongoing corru
trumpCorruption  trumpAristocracy  corruption 
5 weeks ago by joeybaker
Trump Lawyer Rudy Giuliani Takes Mystery Trips to Russia, Armenia and Ukraine: Report
The former New York City mayor faces scrutiny over reported trips to Russia, Ukraine and Armenia.
trumpAristocracy 
5 weeks ago by joeybaker
Mitch McConnell says it out loud: Republicans are gunning for Social Security, Medicare and Obamacare next
Republicans haven’t hidden their desire to gut Social Security and Medicare, but they’ve seldom been as open about it as now.
casteingTheLowerClass  casteingTheMiddleClass  trumpAristocracy 
8 weeks ago by joeybaker
Trump’s new ambassador to South Africa happens to be a Mar-a-Lago member
Handbag designer Lana Marks would become the latest Mar-a-Lago member to join the U.S. diplomatic corps.
trumpAristocracy  trumpCorruption 
8 weeks ago by joeybaker
New EPA chief liked racist Obama memes, retweeted conspiracy theorist
The head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a history of social media engagement that includes liking a racist meme of the Obamas and retweeting a renowned conspiracy theorist.
trumpAristocracy  trumpIncompetence  cultureWars 
9 weeks ago by joeybaker
Nikki Haley's resignation comes one day after an ethics watchdog requested an investigation into her acceptance of free flights on private jets
Nikki Haley’s abrupt resignation came one day after the ethics watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington requested the State Department’s inspector general investigate her acceptance of seven free flights aboard private jets from a trio of South Carolina businessmen.
trumpAristocracy  corruption 
9 weeks ago by joeybaker
Trump Campaign Aide Requested Online Manipulation Plans From Israeli Intelligence Firm
The company pitched plans for fake avatars that would try to persuade Republican delegates to back the Trump campaign over that of Senator Ted Cruz and to gather intelligence on Hillary Clinton.
corruptedPolitics  trumpCorruption  trumpAristocracy  endOfTheUSEmpire 
9 weeks ago by joeybaker
Democrat Joe Manchin faces firestorm at home after voting for Kavanaugh
The West Virginia senator was the only Democrat to support Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.
popularism  trumpAristocracy  oligarchy 
9 weeks ago by joeybaker
Nunes buried evidence on Russian meddling to protect Trump. I know because I’m on the committee
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Tulare, has engaged in persistent and pernicious obstruction in investigating Russian election interference, says a Democrat on the committee.
trumpAristocracy  trumpLies  trumpCorruption  corruptedPolitics 
10 weeks ago by joeybaker
Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens says Kavanaugh's performance during hearings was disqualifying
While once supportive of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, John Paul Stevens is no longer a fan.
The retired Supreme Court justice said on Thursday that he thought Kavanaugh “had the qualifications,” but has changed his mind, The Palm Beach Post reported. Stevens, speaking at a small event in Florida, said that Kavanaugh’s conduct during his Senate Judiciary Committee hearings was disqualifying.
Stevens was a Supreme Court justice between 1975 and 2010, the third-longest time on the bench in history. Despite being a lifelong Republican, Stevens has sometimes agreed with more liberal-minded justices. Shortly after the February shooting in Parkland, Florida, Stevens penned an op-ed arguing for the repeal of the Second Amendment.
Stevens on Thursday noted that his change of heart wasn’t based on political preference; Palm Beach Post reporter Lulu Ramadan says he even praised Kavanaugh’s judicial record in a book he once wrote. But “his performance in the hearings changed my mind,” he said. Kavanaugh told th
trumpIncompetence  trumpAristocracy  governmentIncompetence 
10 weeks ago by joeybaker
Opinion | The Senate Should Not Confirm Kavanaugh. Signed, 650+ Law Professors.
We have differing views about Kavanaugh’s qualifications. But we are united in believing he does not have the right judicial temperament.
popularUnrest  trumpIncompetence  trumpAristocracy 
10 weeks ago by joeybaker
'Leave me alone': Mike Pence's wife reportedly refused to kiss him after Trump won
Michael Lewis, the author of “The Big Short,” claims that Mike Pence tried to kiss his wife, Karen, after Donald Trump won the election in November 2016 but that she turned away and said: “You got what you wanted. Now leave me alone.” Lewis said he spoke to administration insiders who were in the Tr
trumpAristocracy 
11 weeks ago by joeybaker
Nikki Haley spent over $52K in State Department money on curtains
Nikki Haley spent $52,700 in State Department money on “customized and mechanized” curtains for her luxury apartment across from the United Nations on the East Side of Manhattan, a repo…
trumpAristocracy  trumpCorruption  governmentMalfeasance 
september 2018 by joeybaker
Mulvaney: Trump regularly asks why Roy Moore lost
President Trump remains dissatisfied with the performance of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (R) in the state’s special election last year and regularly questions why Moore lost, according to a top aide.
trumpIncompetence  trumpAristocracy 
september 2018 by joeybaker
That Anonymous Op-Ed Was About Saving the GOP — Not the Republic
A New York Times essay by an unnamed administration official reads like the opening gambit in a push for a Pence presidency.
endOfTheGOP  trumpAristocracy 
september 2018 by joeybaker
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