Posts Tagged ‘corruption’

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[...]

September 22nd, 2022 - 9:38 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Was the Martha’s Vineyard stunt part of a GOP kickback scheme?

“The air charter company Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration hired for his migrant-moving program has contributed big money to some top allies of the governor and was once legally represented by Rep. Matt Gaetz and his former partner, who is now Florida’s “public safety czar” in cha[...]

August 25th, 2022 - 12:48 am § in Donald Trump, Russia

Putin hates the Magnitsky Act and that’s why the Trump Tower meeting happened

The Mueller Report, you will recall, said, “While this report does not conclude that [Trump] committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.” But no charges were brought, and then-Attorney General Barr tried to bury it. It’s in the news again because, “The Department of Justice (D[...]

June 12th, 2022 - 6:20 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Nixon’s crimes

Most people just remember the Watergate break-in, if anything at all. Many weren’t even born yet. But Richard Nixon’s crimes went far beyond the break-in at the Democratic National Committee’s headquarters in the Watergate complex (photo below) and the coverup that followed. He kep[...]

June 2nd, 2022 - 11:40 pm § in America, Biden, Democrats, Donald Trump, Politics

The Hunter Biden laptop trail

The purported Hunter Biden laptop, and at least some of the salacious material on it, apparently are authentic, Mother Jones says (in a story here). But the Chinese connection alleged by Trump backers is fake. “The effort to publicize compromising emails, images, and videos from the device in[...]