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Dark Money Group Linked To Ocasio-Cortez To Spend $500,000 Attacking Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg

A dark money group with ties to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announced Tuesday it will spend over $500,000 on digital ads attacking former Vice President Joe Biden and former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Ocasio-Cortez has in the past called dark money the “enemy to democracy,” saying groups that use it do so to “manipulate electorates” and silence grassroots candidates. ...

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Daughter Of Democratic County Commissioner Arrested During Trump Rally For Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest

The daughter of Democratic County Commissioner Pete Gerken of Lucas, Ohio, was arrested Thursday during President Donald Trump’s rally in Toledo for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Laura Gerkin’s arrest came just three days after her father had admonished Trump to have respect for the community prior to his visit. “You’re a guest in our house,” Pete Gerkin said on ...

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Left-Wing Groups Say FEC Should Remain Crippled Throughout 2020 Elections

A coalition of mostly left-wing groups Monday rejected a bipartisan call for the immediate nomination and confirmation of six new members of the Federal Election Commission. The FEC has only three active commissioners on its six-member board, rendering it unable to meet its four-member quorum to enforce campaign finance laws. The coalition called for the confirmation of just one or ...

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Russians Hacked Burisma: Report

Russian military hackers have successfully infiltrated Burisma, the Ukranian gas company that Hunter Biden worked for between 2014 and 2019. According to The New York Times, the hackers set their sights on Burisma in early November, when President Donald Trump was facing mounting scrutiny over allegations that he withheld military aid from Ukraine as he pressured its president to investigate ...

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Freeloader: Ocasio-Cortez Refuses To Pay Party Dues, Angering Some Of Her Democratic Colleagues

New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is one of the most prolific Democratic fundraisers in the House, but she’s refusing to pay any dues to the Democrats’ House campaign organization. Ocasio-Cortez has failed to pay a penny of the $250,000 she owes in “dues” to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), according to a Fox News report. Instead, she’s leveraging her ...

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Ruh-Roh: Dark Money Bolstered Bernie’s Campaign From Beginning; Maybe Illegally

Bernie Sanders has denounced Super PACs, but he’s been supported by a dark money group since launching his presidential campaign in February. Sanders founded Our Revolution in 2016, and now the group is leveraging its resources to do the “deep organizing necessary to elect President Bernie Sanders.” Sanders praised Our Revolution during an internal conference call in September for “doing ...

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Florida Judge Blocks Release Of Jeffrey Epstein Grand Jury Files

A Florida judge on Tuesday blocked a request for grand-jury records from Jeffrey Epstein’s 2006 indictment, saying there’s not a “scintilla” of evidence to suggest that corruption led to the financier’s sweetheart plea deal in 2008. The request came from special prosecutors appointed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis tasked with investigating “irregularities” surrounding the plea deal Epstein cut with prosecutors ...

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Campaign Finance Lawyers Urge Trump And Congressional Leaders To Fix Deadlocked FEC

A bipartisan group of campaign finance lawyers sent a letter to President Donald Trump and congressional leaders of both parties Monday urging the nomination and confirmation of a new slate of commissioners to the Federal Election Commission. The lawyers lamented the “untenable situation” the FEC has been in since Republican Matthew Petersen departed from the commission at the end of ...

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Soleimani Was Planning ‘Imminent Attacks’ That Could Have Killed Hundreds Of Americans, Top US Official Says

Gen. Qasem Soleimani, the leader of Iran’s elite Quds Force, was planning “imminent attacks” that could have killed hundreds of Americans prior to being killed in an airstrike near Baghdad’s airport Friday, a senior U.S. official said. The planned attacks would have targeted American facilities and workers in Iraq, Lebanon, Syria and other countries, U.S. Special representative for Iran Brian ...

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Hunter Biden Owes About $113,000 In Unpaid Taxes From Year He Served On Burisma Board

The IRS has placed a tax lien on Hunter Biden for $112,805 in unpaid taxes from 2015, according to records the Daily Caller News Foundation obtained. Biden served on the boards of the Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma Holdings and the Chinese private equity firm BHR Partners in 2015. Biden has been accused of refusing to provide basic information about ...

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Carly Fiorina: It’s ‘Vital’ That Trump Be Impeached

Former Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina said Monday she supports the impeachment effort against President Donald Trump but left open the possibility that she will vote for him in 2020. “I think it is vital that he be impeached,” Fiorina said on CNN’s “Boss Files with Poppy Harlow” podcast. “Whether removed this close to an election, I don’t know. But ...

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Trump Campaign Blacklists Bloomberg News Over ‘Unfair Reporting Practices’

President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign will no longer credential Bloomberg News reporters to cover rallies and other events due to the outlet’s stated policy of barring investigations into Democratic presidential candidates while continuing to allow investigations into Trump. Bloomberg News announced the editorial policy to its reporters in November following billionaire owner Michael Bloomberg’s declaration as a Democratic presidential candidate. ...

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Bloomberg News’s Refusal To Scrutinize Michael Bloomberg’s Candidacy Raises ‘Serious’ Concerns, Former FEC Commissioner Says

Bloomberg News announced it won’t investigate its billionaire owner, Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg, but will continue to investigate President Trump. A former FEC member said the outlet’s editorial policy raises “serious” campaign finance concerns. “If they’re not willing to do any negative stories that might come up about Mike, whereas they are about Trump, then they’re directly helping his campaign,” ...

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