Posts Tagged ‘corruption’

May 25th, 2023 - 12:58 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Ethics probe slams GOP attorney general’s crimes and corruption

A GOP-led investigation of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (photo, left), a Republican, accused him of “committing multiple crimes in office — including felonies — during an extraordinary public airing of scandal and alleged lawbreaking that plunged one of the GOP’s conservative stars [...]

May 4th, 2023 - 7:41 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

How to start a rumor

Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife are neck deep in cash and lavish gifts. Billionaire Harlan Crow treated the Thomases to exotic vacations, travel on jet planes and lounging on yachts, bought his mother’s home and lets her live there rent free, and paid private school tuition for a nephew h[...]

February 28th, 2023 - 10:37 pm § in Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Politics, Saudi Arabia

The $2 billion bribe

Saudi Arabia can afford it. After all, it’s an investment. The Washington Post reported, “The day after leaving the White House, Kushner created a company that he transformed months later into a private equity firm with $2 billion from a sovereign wealth fund chaired by Saudi Crown Prin[...]

February 9th, 2023 - 4:16 pm § in Hypocrisy, Racism, Republicans

Mississippi genocide

You may remember the white Republicans who run Mississippi stole nearly $100 million of federal TANF funds intended for the state’s poor, many of whom are black. Two million dollars was paid to retired NFL player Brett Favre as “speaking fees” for talks he never gave, which he refu[...]

January 27th, 2023 - 9:00 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Rep. George Santos appears to be under criminal investigation

Freshman Rep. George Santos (R-NY) is a bundle of lies so pervasive that may not even be his real name. There’s basically nothing he hasn’t lied about. He blows his fabrications off as “embellishment.” While a handful of Republicans have called on him to resign, House Speaker[...]

January 23rd, 2023 - 1:09 pm § in Democrats, Politics, Republicans

Could Democrats flip Mississippi?

It’s an intriguing possibility. They have a great candidate, with unbeatable name recognition, and Republicans are mired in a welfare corruption scandal. Brandon Presley (who’s related to Elvis), “knows who to connect with voters, … listen to voters,” a strategist says.[...]

December 29th, 2022 - 2:40 am § in Politics

Can George Santos serve in Congress from prison?

Yes! If newly-elected Rep. George Santos (R-NY) goes to prison — which is a possibility, see story here — he could still serve in Congress, but presumably would vote remotely, and participate in committees via Zoom. Arrangements could be made to wire his cell for videoconferences, so he [...]

December 21st, 2022 - 6:50 pm § in Politics, Republicans

How Republicans spend taxes

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (photo, left) used the state airplane to fly to out-of-state political gatherings and a family wedding. That’s against state law. But the state ethics board decided behind closed doors, which is a violation of the state open meetings law, that she didn’t com[...]

November 28th, 2022 - 9:41 pm § in Law and Courts, Misc., Republicans

Brett Favre repaid welfare funds, but is sued for interest

Retired NFL player Brett Favre, a Mississippi native, received the largest welfare payment to an individual in state history. In that state, to get a grant of $260 a month, a single mom with 2 kids can’t make over $680 a month, and has to satisfy work requirements. Favre was paid $1.1 million [...]

October 17th, 2022 - 9:55 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Trump stole taxpayer money

Trump stole taxpayer money. My question to Republican voters is, what are you gonna do about it, vote for him again? I can easily back up that assertion. In 2019, news sources reported that military travelers were being diverted to Trump’s money-losing Scottish golf resort and charged for stay[...]