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Warren’s ‘Billionaire Tears’ Mug Is Sold Through A Billionaire-Run Company

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s new “Billionaire Tears” mug will send one billionaire laughing all the way to the bank. The $25 mug, which Warren’s presidential campaign introduced Wednesday, is sold through Shopify, a Canadian e-commerce company whose founder and CEO, Tobias Lütke, is worth an estimated $2.8 billion. “Savor a warm, slightly salty beverage of your choice in ...

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The 1995 NYC Veterans Day Parade Had $1.21 In The Bank. Then Donald Trump Stepped In

President Donald Trump will lead the New York City’s 100th annual Veterans Day Parade next week, becoming the first sitting president to accept the honor, the event’s organizers announced Wednesday. But while Trump will be making history on Monday as the first president to attend the parade, an offer the United Veterans War Council has made to every president since ...

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ABC Responds To Anchor’s Hot Mic Rant Accusing Network Of Quashing Epstein Coverage

ABC News and anchor Amy Robach issued statements Tuesday distancing themselves from footage of the anchor saying on a hot mic that the network had stonewalled her reporting of Jeffrey Epstein for three years. “She told me everything,” Robach was filmed saying of an interview she conducted with Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre in 2015. “She had pictures, she had ...

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In Major Reversal, Biden Campaign Signals Approval For Super PAC Support

Joe Biden’s presidential campaign signaled Thursday that it would accept the support of outside super PACs, a significant reversal for the former vice president who said in 2018 that Americans can’t trust politicians that accept such support. “I sat with Bernie [Sanders]. I’m the guy that told him, you shouldn’t accept any money from a super PAC, because people can’t ...

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‘Fun Times In Beijing’: Hunter Biden Received $700,000 From Company That Held Stake In His Chinese Business Interest

Numerous news reports have asserted that Hunter Biden received $50,000 a month from the Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma, but available records do not support that claim. But the son of former Vice President Joe Biden did receive over $700,000 in payments from a capital management company called Rosemont Seneca Bohai, which obtained a 20% equity stake in BHR Partners, ...

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Ilhan Omar Continues To Divert Campaign Funds To Alleged Boyfriend’s Company

Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar’s political campaign ramped up its third-quarter spending to a firm owned by the man she’s alleged to be having an extramarital affair with., according to Federal Election Commission (FEC) records. Omar’s campaign disbursed about $146,713 to Democratic consultant Tim Mynett’s E Street Group LLC between the beginning of July and the end of September, according ...

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Hunter Biden Still Holds Stake In Chinese Private Equity Firm. His Business Partner Retains Supervisor Role

Hunter Biden announced Sunday that he will resign from the board of a Chinese private equity firm called BHR Partners, but he’s still one of the two directors of the company that owns his 10% equity stake in the firm, business records show. The other director holds the role of supervisor at the Chinese firm. There has been no public ...

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‘Debts Must Be Repaid,’ Elizabeth Warren Said Before Proposing Elimination Of Student Debt, Free College

From 2006 through 2015, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren pushed a proposal to address the student loan crisis that would have allowed “any student who is willing to work” to pay off their debt by performing public service. Warren wrote in 2006 that the core of her “Service Pays” proposal was that any student could take out loans to ...

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GOP Congressman Expected To Plead Guilty To Insider Trading

Republican Rep. Chris Collins of New York is expected to plead guilty Tuesday to charges of insider trading, according to court documents filed Monday. Collins was indicted in August for using his board position at Innate Immunotherapeutics, an Australian-based pharmaceutical company, to tip his son off that the company’s primary drug, a treatment for a form of multiple sclerosis, had ...

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Overdue Tax Bill For Ocasio-Cortez’s Failed Business Remains Unpaid

A tax warrant against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s failed business venture remains open over six months after her office said the unpaid state taxes would be promptly paid back. The state of New York issued a tax warrant in July 2017 against Brook Avenue Press, a Bronx-based children’s books publisher Ocasio-Cortez founded in 2012, for $1,618.36 in unpaid corporate taxes. New York ...

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Elizabeth Warren Hires Lobbyist One Day After Unveiling Plan To Curb Lobbyist Influence In DC

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren hired a Planned Parenthood lobbyist to a key role in her presidential campaign Tuesday, just one day after Warren announced a plan that would “end lobbying as we know it.” Warren unveiled an anti-corruption plan Monday that would introduce a “cooling off” period for lobbyists before they can serve in government roles and would ...

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Bernie Sanders Calls For Nationwide Rent Control As Part Of $2.5 Trillion Housing Plan

Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders unveiled a plan Wednesday that he said will “end homelessness” and make access to affordable housing a “fundamental right” for all Americans. “In America today, there is virtually no city or town where a full-time minimum-wage worker can afford a decent, two-bedroom apartment,” Sanders said in a statement announcing his “Housing for ...

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‘Climate Rebels’ Plan To Blockade Traffic To Push For Green New Deal

A coalition of self-described “climate rebels” demanding action on a Green New Deal are planning to bring the nation’s capital to a standstill on Monday by blockading traffic at key intersections in the city. “On September 23rd, we are going to shut down DC,” the Shut Down D.C. Strike Coalition states on its website. “We will block key infrastructure to ...

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