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Qatar-Funded Group Engages In ‘Propagandistic Activities’ While Divvying Out Millions To US Schools, Experts Say

A Qatar-funded organization has disbursed more than $30 million to U.S. public schools to fund Arabic language programs, reports show. Schools that accept grants from the Qatar Foundation International (QFI) are required to give over a degree of access to the foreign-funded organization, including at-will access to students, documents show. QFI has engaged in activities that some experts said may ...

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Elizabeth Warren Silent On Whether She’ll Return Campaign Contributions From Defense Contractor Executive |

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has taken an aggressive stance toward Massachusetts-based defense contractor Raytheon, a company she used to have a cozy relationship with prior to the launch of her campaign. But despite Warren’s recent change of heart toward Raytheon, the Massachusetts senator won’t say whether she’ll return contributions her presidential campaign has received from Raytheon vice president of ...

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Andrew Yang Promises To Give Away $120,000, But Can He Legally Do It?

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang offered to give away $120,000 in campaign funds to 10 people at Thursday night’s debate, prompting questions as to the legality of the sweepstakes. “My campaign will now give a freedom dividend of $1,000 a month for an entire year to 10 American families — someone watching this at home right now,” Yang announced during ...

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6th Circuit Orders Resentencing For Rand Paul Attacker

The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday remanded the lenient prison sentence given to the man who attacked Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on his property, finding that a federal district court lacked a “compelling justification” for sentencing him to only 30-days in prison. Rene Boucher was arrested in November 2017 for attacking Paul outside his Kentucky home after the ...

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Democratic Support For Medicare-For-All In The House Just Crossed A Major Hurdle

The majority of House Democrats now support a Medicare-for-all bill following an endorsement by the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus on Thursday. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York, considered the fifth most powerful Democrat in the House, became the 118th member of the House to sign onto Washington Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s Medicare-for-all bill, which has been described as the ...

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Andrew McCabe to Fundraise for Democrats as Justice Department Considers His Indictment

Former FBI deputy director and CNN analyst Andrew McCabe will be the keynote speaker at a Democratic Party fundraiser in Pennsylvania in September. News of McCabe’s invitation to headline the Lancaster County Democrats’ annual fall banquet comes as the Justice Department considers whether to indict the 21-year FBI veteran for lying to the bureau about authorizing leaks to the media ...

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Ilhan Omar Illegally Diverted Campaign Funds To Pursue Romantic Affair, Complaint Alleges

Rep. Ilhan Omar used campaign funds to fund her affair with married Democratic consultant Tim Mynett, according to a Federal Election Commission (FEC) complaint filed by the conservative National Legal and Policy Center. Omar’s campaign began funding travel for Tim Mynett’s company less than a week before the Democratic consultant confessed to his wife he was having an affair with ...

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Ilhan Omar’s Campaign Funded Travel For Man She’s Alleged To Have An Affair With, Records Show

Rep. Ilhan Omar’s campaign has disbursed tens of thousands of dollars in “travel expenses” to the company owned by the political strategist whose wife accused him Tuesday of having an affair with the Minnesota Democrat. Federal Election Commission (FEC) records reveal the Omar campaign began making travel reimbursements to Tim Mynett’s company, E. Street Group, LLC, on April 1, about ...

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FEC Hamstrung As Third Commissioner Announces Resignation

The vice-chairman of the Federal Election Commission announced his resignation Monday, rendering the nation’s electoral watchdog incapable of taking action on enforcement matters in the lead-up to the 2020 elections. The FEC will have three vacancies on its six-member board after Republican Matthew Petersen leaves the FEC at the end of August, rendering the commission unable to meet its four-member ...

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Owner Of Twitter Account That Falsely Said Olive Garden Funds Trump Said She Was Hacked

The California community college professor whose Twitter account falsely said Olive Garden is financing President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign said her account was hacked. The now-deleted tweet, posted Sunday morning on Palo Verde College English professor Dennese Lilley-Edgerton’s account, said, “It would be terrible if you shared this and Olive Garden lost business,” after falsely saying the company was financing ...

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Ocasio-Cortez’s Contributors Don’t Live in Her District, FEC Records Show

Only 10 people that live within Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s congressional district have been recorded making donations to her reelection campaign in 2019, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation analysis of available Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings. Ocasio-Cortez outraised all other 87 freshmen representatives in the first half of 2019 in individual contributions, but the New York Democrat came in ...

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Ocasio-Cortez Distances Herself From Former Chief Of Staff

Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez denounced her former chief of staff’s “divisive” comments about moderate Democrats Wednesday. Saikat Chakrabarti accused moderate Democrats of the Blue Dog Caucus in a now-deleted June 27 tweet of being “hell-bent to do to black and brown people today what the old Southern Democrats did in the 40s.” His comments referenced several moderate Democrats ...

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Ocasio-Cortez Parts Ways With Chief Of Staff

New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, has departed from her D.C. office to work with an outside group focused on pushing the Green New Deal, her office announced Friday. Also departing from Ocasio-Cortez’s D.C. office is her communications director Corbin Trent, who will head communications for her 2020 re-election campaign. “Saikat has decided to leave ...

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Josh Hawley To Introduce Bill That Would Hold Universities Financially Liable For Defaulted Student Loans

Republican Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri announced Tuesday he will introduce two pieces of legislation this week targeting institutions of higher education, one of which would put universities on the hook financially if its students are unable to repay their student loans. Americans hold nearly $1.5 trillion in outstanding student debt, 10.9% of which is over 90 days delinquent, according ...

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Jeffrey Epstein Isn’t A Billionaire, New Court Documents Reveal

Accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein is a rich man, but he isn’t anywhere close to being a billionaire, according to a new court document released Monday. Epstein’s has a net worth of about $560 million, according to an asset summary dated June 30, one week prior to his July 6 arrest. The disclosure reveals that Epstein owns $181 million worth ...

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