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Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun calls on international donors to provide financial assistance to the crisis-hit country
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ANOTHER Georgia senator faces questions over shares sell-off as it's revealed he dumped 34 stocks worth $825,000 in March after closed-door coronavirus briefings
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Sen. David Purdue, a Georgia Republican, is facing questions over a flurry of stock transactions he made in March

  • Purdue's rate of trading increased threefold in comparison to past months, amid the coronavirus wreaking havoc on the stock market

  • The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported on the transactions Monday, with a spokeswoman saying Purdue is not in charge of his profile

  • Sen. Kelly Loeffler, Georgia's other senator who's also a Republican, has been called on to resign over dumping stocks after a coronavirus briefing

  • Loeffler is polling behind Rep. Doug Collins and a Democratic contender in the Georgia special election in November

  • Collins was previously ahead of Loeffler by 8 points, now he's up by 23 points, polling done for his campaign shows
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/07/2020 15:36 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [112 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I was under the impression that Congresscritters are not subject to laws against insider trading.

But if the honourable senator is not in charge of his trades — if it’s either in a blind trust or a mutual fund — then this is just another attempt to hound a Republican politician out of office.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/07/2020 18:18 Comments || Top||

#2  Looking like the entire east coast is going to be as bad as the blue pacific coast.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 04/07/2020 18:20 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
State Department refuses to back Hillary Clinton attempt to avoid deposition
[Just The News - John Solomon's Site] Hillary Clinton and Cheryl Mills are seeking to avoid depositions ordered by a judge earlier this year

The State Department on Monday rejected Hillary Clinton’s effort to avoid depositions for herself and her former chief of staff in a lawsuit brought by the government watchdog organization Judicial Watch.

The former Secretary of State and her former top aide Cheryl Mills are seeking a writ of mandamus to avoid a judge’s order requiring their testimony in an open records case involving Clinton’s use of a private email server for government business.

"The government did not seek and thus does not support the extraordinary relief of mandamus due to the unique circumstances of this case," reads the State Department's response signed by multiple members of the Justice Department.
Posted by: Frank G || 04/07/2020 08:56 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [167 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Any updates on her motor skills or chronic cough ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/07/2020 9:05 Comments || Top||

#2  When you have lost the State Department...
Posted by: DarthVader || 04/07/2020 9:41 Comments || Top||

#3  ...cookie pushers cough into their sleeves and look away...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 04/07/2020 10:03 Comments || Top||

#4  When you have lost the State Department...

Slowly but surely, the wheel is turning.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 04/07/2020 12:08 Comments || Top||

#5  What's the big deal? Can't she just keep lying?
Posted by: Bobby || 04/07/2020 12:20 Comments || Top||

#6  Pompeo and Barr have finally grasped some of the deeper institutional levers of power. People will emerge and stories will be told with discovered evidence as the risk of accountability drifts deeper into the bureaucracy.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 04/07/2020 12:27 Comments || Top||

#7  The Intel boys at State have done the calculations. Trump wins in November. Clear the decks. All detritus and debris overboard.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 04/07/2020 16:59 Comments || Top||

Chuck Schumer Provides List of Names for Coronavirus Czar
[BREITBART] Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer
...Senator-for-life from New York, renowned for his love of standing in front of cameras and microphones. Schumer has been a professional politician since 1975, when disco was in flower, which is 44.33654 years. Senate minority leader as of 2017...
(D-NY) doubled down on his demands for President Trump to appoint a military "czar" to oversee the distribution of medical supplies to states, providing a list of names Sunday to White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.

"And they have no one, that I can best tell, in charge of the distribution," Schumer said during an appearance on CNN’s OutFront last week.

He added:

They need one person, a military person, a general who knows how to deal with logistics and order mastering, who knows command and control, you need to place that person, the czar, in charge of both production and distribution of all of [these] kinds of needed equipment and get it to the places that are needed and that have shortages.

Trump has yet to positively respond to Schumer’s plea, contending he does, in fact, have a military figure leading FEMA’s supply chain task force ‐Rear Adm. John Polowczyk.
Posted by: Fred || 04/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [226 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Not Bee ?!?
Posted by: magpie || 04/07/2020 1:35 Comments || Top||

#2  Pres. Trump responded 5 days ago:
In a Thursday morning tweet, Trump rejected the advice, saying Navy Rear Adm. John Polowczyk is already in charge of distribution of supplies at the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Trump tweeted: “Somebody please explain to Cryin’ Chuck Schumer that we do have a military man in charge of distributing goods, a very talented Admiral, in fact. New York has gotten far more than any other State, including hospitals & a hospital ship, but no matter what, always complaining. It wouldn’t matter if you got ten times what was needed, it would never be good enough.”
Posted by: Cholutch Shereper2174 || 04/07/2020 7:32 Comments || Top||

#3  Day late dollar short
Posted by: Alistaire Tingle9882 || 04/07/2020 7:59 Comments || Top||

#4  I recommend a diagonal eyeglass implant. Artificial sphincter surgery of this type can generally be performed as an out-patient procedure. Relief can come in hours, not days.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/07/2020 8:07 Comments || Top||

#5  he's got a little list
he's got a little list
Posted by: Lex || 04/07/2020 9:06 Comments || Top||

#6  Lt. Col. Vindman's not on the list? Or has he been seconded to the PLA?
Posted by: Matt || 04/07/2020 9:21 Comments || Top||

#7  Chill, Chuckie.

For five straight days, health care facilities in the Empire State have discharged more COVID-19 patients than they have admitted new ones. The daily numbers for patients admitted to intensive care units and those placed on ventilators dropped for the second straight day.

Anecdotal, I know.

Epoch Times
Posted by: Bobby || 04/07/2020 12:26 Comments || Top||

#8  OH YES! oboz0 de zer0's 300 or 400(LOL) czars did so well? DIDN'T they?
Posted by: ranture || 04/07/2020 14:35 Comments || Top||

Ex-Rep. Duncan Hunter sentenced to 11 months in jail for misuse of campaign funds
[JustTheNews] The California Republican's lawyers attempted to overturn the federal corruption conviction earlier this month

Former congressman Duncan Hunter (R.-Calif.) was sentenced on Tuesday to 11 months in prison and three years of parole for charges pertaining to his misuse of nearly $250,000 in campaign funds.

Once released from prison, Hunter, a former Marine, will be on supervised release and mandated to complete a drug and alcohol treatment program.

At the hearing Hunter said he takes "full responsibility for any dime that was spent by me or anyone else on my campaign." His wife, Margaret Hunter, was indicted with the former representative in 2018.

Though initially Hunter seemed to blame his wife for the corruption charges during a televised appearance, something which Assistant U.S. Attorney Phillip Halpern called attention to in his 87-page sentencing recommendation, Hunter has since requested that the judge not sentence his wife ‐ the mother of his three children ‐ to any time behind bars.

His lawyers previously attempted to overturn the conviction against the former congressman, citing the misrepresentation of the prosecutors' presence at a Hillary Clinton fundraiser in 2015.
Posted by: Clem || 04/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [104 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The dems treat these cases as business as usual with theirs. The Pubs hang theirs out to dry, but maybe they could have been proactive and not let the crook run in the first place?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 04/07/2020 8:31 Comments || Top||

#2  His dad lives just up the road...
Posted by: crazyhorse || 04/07/2020 11:13 Comments || Top||

Ohio State Rep Wants Trump, Not China, To Stand Trial At The Hague
I’m pretty sure it is unconstitutional for a representative to the lower house of a state legislature to get involved in the nation’s international affairs.
[VictoryGirls] An Ohio State Representative has decided that President Trump should stand trial at The Hague for "crimes against humanity."

"Rep. Tavia Galonski
...D-Akron, tried to organize her fellow flight attendants for the Teamsters while in law school, which led to a stint as a family court judge. The honourable state representative is also the proud possessor of an extra chromosome. She was appointed to finish out another short timer’s term three years ago, and is now trying to make a name for herself in the most pretentious way possible. Because family court judges are well versed in international law, donchaknow.
tweeted in response to Trump’s remarks, "I can’t take it anymore. I’ve been to The Hague. I’m making a referral for crimes against humanity tomorrow."

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Posted by: 746 || 04/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [222 views] Top|| File under:

#1  A worthy successor to Maxine Waters, should that blessed day come.
Posted by: Cholutch Shereper2174 || 04/07/2020 7:36 Comments || Top||

#2  Perfect example of why women shouldn’t be allowed to vote
Posted by: Alistaire Tingle9882 || 04/07/2020 8:03 Comments || Top||

#3  /\ Only real estate property owners should be permitted to vote, regardless of gender. All other should strive to become property owners. There, I said it.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/07/2020 8:29 Comments || Top||

#4  Besoeker Feudalism had a not so great history...
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 04/07/2020 8:57 Comments || Top||

#5  Excellent point BP. You have the restless clans to the north, and the dreaded Irish. Not sure it would work in Albion.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/07/2020 8:59 Comments || Top||

#6  Marcia Fudge will have her capped on GPs (general principals)
Posted by: M. Murcek || 04/07/2020 9:24 Comments || Top||

#7  Example #45,435,663 on how our "elites" have not exactly covered themselves in glory the last 4 years and have also proved they shouldn't be in the "elite" positions.
Posted by: DarthVader || 04/07/2020 9:27 Comments || Top||

#8  #3, B, you just gave Bright Pebbles a CVA...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 04/07/2020 9:36 Comments || Top||

#9  #3 Only those who are registered for the federal militia or have a honorable or general DD 214 can vote.

On point, guess she's done the profile and Ms Maxine is in the the primary target group of the panic epidemic. Someone's got to fill the position sooner or later. She's just putting her application in early.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 04/07/2020 17:04 Comments || Top||

Kentucky Governor Vetoes Mandatory Voter ID for 2020 Election
[BREITBART] Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear (D) has vetoed legislation that would mandate state voters to show a photo ID before they vote in the 2020 presidential election, and every election after.

Last week, Beshear announced his veto of mandatory voter ID legislation that ensures all registered voters must prove their identity before they cast a ballot, starting in November.

According to Beshear, requiring voter ID creates "an obstacle" that results "in fewer people voting," though research and data show otherwise. In Alabama, which has a mandatory voter ID law, black American voters came out in droves in 2018 to help elect Doug Jones to the U.S. Senate.

"I am vetoing Senate Bill 2 because the provisions of the law would create an obstacle to the ability of Kentuckians to exercise their right to vote, resulting in fewer people voting and undermining our democracy," Beshear wrote. "Furthermore, no documented evidence of recent voter fraud in the form of impersonation in Kentucky has been presented."
Posted by: Fred || 04/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [110 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The veto will be overridden. When a majority of states require ID to vote the game will be over. It might end badly if a few states' votes in a prexy election are deemed invalid by the majority.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 04/07/2020 10:58 Comments || Top||

Democrats ‘Want the Federal Government to Take Over Elections’
[BREITBART] The GOP is gearing up for what could be a contentious battle over the next stage of coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague)
...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men...
relief, as Democrats continue to signal their desire to pursue a variety of changes related to the U.S. election.

Republicans and Democrats are expected to begin the process of crafting the next stage of economic relief after successfully passing a bipartisan measure to provide relief to small businesses and individuals affected by the coronavirus pandemic last month. The measure ultimately passed unanimously in the Senate, but it initially did not go without opposition, as House Speaker Nancy San Fran Nan Pelosi
Congresswoman-for-Life from the San Francisco Bay Area, born into a family of professional politicians. On-again-off-again Speaker of the House. It's not her fault when they lose, but it's her accomplishment when they win. Noted for her heavily botoxed grimace and occasional senior... uhhh... moments...
(D-CA) attempted to offer her own version of relief filled with a variety of liberal "wish list" items, including major changes to voting methods. While the speaker has signaled support for a bipartisan measure in the same mold as the last, she hinted last week that she is still going to pursue changes to voting methods.

"Vote-by-mail is essential to protecting the future of our democracy as we confront this public health crisis. There is no legitimate argument against enacting it," Pelosi said last week:

Posted by: Fred || 04/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [192 views] Top|| File under:

#1  One ring to rule them all.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 04/07/2020 7:55 Comments || Top||

#2  No no no HELL NO
Posted by: Alistaire Tingle9882 || 04/07/2020 8:04 Comments || Top||

#3  “As long as I count the Votes, what are you going to do about it. say?” — attributed to William M. “Boss” Tweed
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 04/07/2020 8:06 Comments || Top||

#4  A better question - what don't these assholes want the Feddle Gubmint to take over?
Posted by: Raj || 04/07/2020 8:28 Comments || Top||

#5  They're assuming that Federal Government = Democrats.
Posted by: Bobby || 04/07/2020 8:51 Comments || Top||

#6  /\ Precisely! A Federal Government of Republicans would be unconscionable.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/07/2020 8:53 Comments || Top||

#7  There is a reason it has been left to the States. A federally run national election would tip the scales to the establishment and they would win the majority and phuck your rights.

Not only no, but hell no.
Posted by: DarthVader || 04/07/2020 9:43 Comments || Top||

#8  Go the other way. Elections should be very granular and run at street level. Streets that can't organize probably shouldn't vote.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 04/07/2020 11:04 Comments || Top||

#9  They know either (a) Republicans won't cheat despite Dem claims over the years (b) they have enough deep staters among the Federal gov to steal the election
Posted by: rjschwarz || 04/07/2020 11:07 Comments || Top||

#10  Go to any federal government parking lot in the DC metro are and survey the bumper stickers. I defy you to find many conservative NRA or Trump ones. QED
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 04/07/2020 12:34 Comments || Top||

#11  You're correct, NMBS. The conservative folks I know in DC don't put any stickers on their vehicles, and a couple put severe leftard ones on, just so their vehicle doesn't get vandalized.

A couple even drive Priuses for the same reason. F-150's or Silverados (or similar) on the weekends, though.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 04/07/2020 13:27 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Culture Wars
Pandemic Could Jeopardize Law Firm Diversity Efforts
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/07/2020 10:23 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [152 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I thank the Lord Above that the few times I have needed a good lawyer I didn't get the cross-eyed diversity hire....
Posted by: M. Murcek || 04/07/2020 10:44 Comments || Top||

#2  Where's my Femto-Violin......
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 04/07/2020 12:06 Comments || Top||

#3  Words fail, but one picture ...
Posted by: Bobby || 04/07/2020 12:19 Comments || Top||

#4  As law firms look for ways to cut costs to weather the economic downturn, financial investments in diversity and inclusion initiatives may suffer as a result. And as firms cut pay and even lay off some attorneys, the choices they make could have a disparately negative impact on attorneys of color and women, industry experts said.

"We don't have the throw-away $ to virtue signal with AA sub-par hires"?
Posted by: Frank G || 04/07/2020 14:41 Comments || Top||

#5  …who also will never make partner, unless they have an ability for landing new clients.
Posted by: Raj || 04/07/2020 15:46 Comments || Top||

Trump Asked a Reporter If She Was Working For China… She Is.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/07/2020 02:58 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [287 views] Top|| File under:

Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/07/2020 3:00 Comments || Top||

#2  ^^^^^^ A beauty! ^^^^^^
Posted by: Clem || 04/07/2020 6:55 Comments || Top||

#3  To paraphrase Jeff Foxworthy: "If saying what you want to hear makes somebody an expert, you are getting a lot of bad advice."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 04/07/2020 9:04 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Besoeker || 04/07/2020 9:44 Comments || Top||

#5  Phoenix TV was founded by Liu Changle.

Liu Changle is/was colonel in Chinese Red Army.

He was a propagandist/journalist for Central People's Broadcasting Station (CPBS).

If you ever saw film footage of the civil war/cultural revolution and noticed the street speakers, CPBS was the station being broadcast.

CPBS was started by Mao.
Posted by: mossomo || 04/07/2020 10:46 Comments || Top||

#6  Peenix. John McSchssssstain headquarterssssssssch...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 04/07/2020 10:51 Comments || Top||

Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/07/2020 16:25 Comments || Top||

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Tue 2020-04-07
  Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun calls on international donors to provide financial assistance to the crisis-hit country
Mon 2020-04-06
  Iranian regime has blamed the US, Israel, and Jews for the outbreak of coronavirus in Iran,
Sun 2020-04-05
  Hezbollah commander assassinated in southern Lebanon
Sat 2020-04-04
  China orders 200,000 body bags from Taiwan!
Fri 2020-04-03
  Iran’s Speaker Reportedly Diagnosed with Coronavirus
Thu 2020-04-02
  Pakistan court overturns conviction in death of Daniel Pearl
Wed 2020-04-01
  Trump says Iran planning 'sneak attack' on US troops in Iraq
Tue 2020-03-31
  Iran gas pipeline to Iraq blows up
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  Turkish military attacks Syrian Army, YPG
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Sun 2020-03-29
  Khamenei family fears he might have Coronavirus
Sat 2020-03-28
  LNA scores big advance around Tripoli
Turkish-backed forces suffer tremendous losses
Fri 2020-03-27
  Riots in China
Thu 2020-03-26
  Mohammed Ali Al-Houthi confirms Saudi coalition ceasefire
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