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Trump news: President revives claim he was at ground zero after 9/11 despite fire chief saying he was ‘never’ there

Westlake Legal Group vicByJPjQFO5tu6fAc_STtWOjPEiY3SqvJPu4v6BG1c Trump news: President revives claim he was at ground zero after 9/11 despite fire chief saying he was 'never' there r/politics

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WaPo, NYT Move to Unseal Names on Deutsche Bank’s Redacted Letter

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‘The Moron Fascists’: ICE Fails to Properly Redact Document Proposing ‘Hyper-Realistic’ Urban Warfare Training Facility | “Sure feels like ICE is positioning itself to become an all encompassing, no accountability, paramilitary force.”

Westlake Legal Group Seg2er5gWQ6z3nDuzHUxwFwGh2sP6Et_IepRSjpoWnU 'The Moron Fascists': ICE Fails to Properly Redact Document Proposing 'Hyper-Realistic' Urban Warfare Training Facility | "Sure feels like ICE is positioning itself to become an all encompassing, no accountability, paramilitary force." r/politics

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Trump Administration Officials Arrested for Scamming Puerto Rico Out of $1.8 Billion in Hurricane Relief Funds

Westlake Legal Group 7Ds8nO3CJmiVysWQA5CQBNOTQt6PJw-w3_mBcTujJFk Trump Administration Officials Arrested for Scamming Puerto Rico Out of $1.8 Billion in Hurricane Relief Funds r/politics

The DOJ notes:

From October 2017 to April 2019, Tribble and Ellison developed a personal relationship wherein Ellison provided Tribble with things of value with the intent to influence Tribble’s performance of official acts. Ellison provided Tribble with personal helicopter use, hotel accommodations, airfare, personal security services, and the use of a credit card. As part of Ellison’s pattern of providing things of value to Tribble, he also secured employment within COBRA’s affiliated companies for her friend, defendant Patterson. In exchange, Tribble performed official acts, including influencing, advising, and exerting pressure on PREPA and FEMA officials, in order to award restoration work to COBRA and accelerate payments to COBRA

Michael Harriot (The author)

Now I’m sure this was probably a coincidence, but somehow, this brand new utility company got a $200 million contract to rebuild Puerto Rico’s power grid four days after they made their bid. And then Tribble doubled it to $455 million. A few weeks later, she doubled it again to $945 million. And, because shady people don’t usually practice restraint, they doubled it again, until the contract reached $1.8 billion, the Associated Press reports. The people of Puerto Rico probably wouldn’t have been bothered by this except for one reason:

The power kept going out.

They had one job.

Looks like more people funneling government money into their own coffers. I guess if they see their boss is okay to do it, then why cant they?

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It’s true: millions in dark money has been spent to tilt courts right

Westlake Legal Group ewJK4hr2SufBaE3Xnd5oE58xKfg010koQbFY1ZcvJps It’s true: millions in dark money has been spent to tilt courts right r/politics

Well, see now the Governor of Montana sued the IRS for allowing contributors of dark money to hide. See, they weren’t public, but the “non-profit” collecting the money had to file with the IRS, and that information gets passed to the states. So if something truly wonky is going on, that information is known and can be prosecuted by either the Fed or the States.

So, they lost that case because the IRS can’t just ignore regulations. So Treasury quietly does away with the regulations after losing the court case. So right now,there are proposed regs to completely obfuscate dark money contributors.

On top of that, there’s the 501(c)(4) shuffle. http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2013/09/exclusive-largest-dark-money-donor-groups-hide-ties-using-new-trick/

Basically, as a 501(c)(4) they’re allowed up to 49% of their work to be “political” and 51% has to be “educational.” I’m sure you can imagine what type of “political” they spend on (warped issue ads, often).

So what about their 51% educational expenditures? They donate it! To another 501(c)(4). And on, sometimes eventually donating back to the original organization in a loop of dark money that now has absolutely zero oversight. Or all of those that received donations turn around and put their 51% to some target org.

There’s a reason Moscow Mitch isn’t doing anything to secure our elections. Everything else he’s doing is to undermine our democracy.

edit: added citation links

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It’s true: millions in dark money has been spent to tilt courts right

Westlake Legal Group ewJK4hr2SufBaE3Xnd5oE58xKfg010koQbFY1ZcvJps It’s true: millions in dark money has been spent to tilt courts right r/politics

Well, see now the Governor of Montana sued the IRS for allowing contributors of dark money to hide. See, they weren’t public, but the “non-profit” collecting the money had to file with the IRS, and that information gets passed to the states. So if something truly wonky is going on, that information is known and can be prosecuted by either the Fed or the States.

So, they lost that case because the IRS can’t just ignore regulations. So Treasury quietly does away with the regulations after losing the court case. So right now,there are proposed regs to completely obfuscate dark money contributors.

On top of that, there’s the 501(c)(4) shuffle. http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2013/09/exclusive-largest-dark-money-donor-groups-hide-ties-using-new-trick/

Basically, as a 501(c)(4) they’re allowed up to 49% of their work to be “political” and 51% has to be “educational.” I’m sure you can imagine what type of “political” they spend on (warped issue ads, often).

So what about their 51% educational expenditures? They donate it! To another 501(c)(4). And on, sometimes eventually donating back to the original organization in a loop of dark money that now has absolutely zero oversight. Or all of those that received donations turn around and put their 51% to some target org.

There’s a reason Moscow Mitch isn’t doing anything to secure our elections. Everything else he’s doing is to undermine our democracy.

edit: added citation links

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I’m James Dawkins, running for the NC House District 17, and you can literally Ask Me Anything!

Westlake Legal Group bABXsUCwmRLhBDcVv_ryGIAAOuaHWTWcanP1jjCkE_E I'm James Dawkins, running for the NC House District 17, and you can literally Ask Me Anything! r/politics

Hello fellow Redditors!

I’m James Dawkins from Southport, North Carolina, and I’m a progressive Democratic candidate for the North Carolina General Assembly (State House).

I’m here on this solemn day to introduce myself to the Reddit community, of whom I’ve been a part for 4 years, and who were the inspiration for me running for office, and let you guys Ask Me Anything about running a State Campaign from outside the establishment, but I’ll answer pretty much any questions asked. I won’t request that we keep the discussion on my new film, Rampart.

You can see detailed policy positions, information about me, and some pictures from the campaign trail, on my website, though I need to get used to taking more pictures!

www.dawkins4nc.com

Just last week we got the news that the State Court has struck down the gerrymandered maps that the dastardly GOP wrote, and we’re looking at a fair election in 2020. If we have a fair election, I’m confident that Democrats can take back the State House and Senate, and that’ll include me winning my seat and getting to do good work for the poor, working class, and elderly of my district and the great state of NC!

Thanks, and ASK ME ANYTHING!

Proof: https://i.redd.it/aumbpjqsonk31.jpg

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‘A New Low’: NC Republicans Override Governor’s Veto While Dems Attended 9/11 Ceremony

Westlake Legal Group TuoyUInQXUY_qZKvAxcBYs5-iJKCLBdHurRfz1ytCPg ‘A New Low’: NC Republicans Override Governor’s Veto While Dems Attended 9/11 Ceremony r/politics

Every single democrat or independent running against these examples of human trash should absolutely hammer home how they mocked our 9/11 dead in every single political gathering, or ad, or any other possible venue. North Carolina Republicans mocked the policemen and firefighters and regular everyday people who lost their lives in that tragedy, and North Carolina Republicans laughed and chortled with glee while they subverted democracy, and mocked our sacred dead.

Every time a Democrat gets up to speak in the NC congress or senate, they should open with how North Carolina Republicans laughed and chortled with glee while they subverted democracy, and mocked our sacred dead. Every. Single. Time.

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Turns Out The White House Was Behind Ross’ NOAA Threats After All

Westlake Legal Group dEPocNP42lWX6lMTcbKZmxDQltfmerQeNFz1EsgnuAE Turns Out The White House Was Behind Ross’ NOAA Threats After All r/politics

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‘A New Low’: NC Republicans Override Governor’s Veto While Dems Attended 9/11 Ceremony

Westlake Legal Group TuoyUInQXUY_qZKvAxcBYs5-iJKCLBdHurRfz1ytCPg ‘A New Low’: NC Republicans Override Governor’s Veto While Dems Attended 9/11 Ceremony r/politics

Every single democrat or independent running against these examples of human trash should absolutely hammer home how they mocked our 9/11 dead in every single political gathering, or ad, or any other possible venue. North Carolina Republicans mocked the policemen and firefighters and regular everyday people who lost their lives in that tragedy, and North Carolina Republicans laughed and chortled with glee while they subverted democracy, and mocked our sacred dead.

Every time a Democrat gets up to speak in the NC congress or senate, they should open with how North Carolina Republicans laughed and chortled with glee while they subverted democracy, and mocked our sacred dead. Every. Single. Time.

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