Monday, October 14, 2019

Tag: house speaker

Former House Speaker Pleads Guilty to Concealing Blackmail Payments

Former House Speaker, Dennis Hastert plead guilty on Wednesday to concealing $1.7 million in blackmail payments. In exchange for his guilty plea, federal prosecutors agreed to drop the second count—making false statements to the FBI.

My Pick for the Next Speaker of the US House

While the Speaker of the House doesn't actually have to be a member of Congress, why don't we choose someone like a kindergarten teacher, a minimum-wage worker, or organic farmer to run the show? They might be exactly who is needed.

Is Benghazi the Real Motive Behind Jason Chaffetz’s Bid for House...

Is Chaffetz now running against McCarthy to avenge the infuriated Trey Gowdy? He has denied it emphatically, which is only another reason to think it may be true.

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Third police officer sentenced to prison for framing black males

“These three police officers from Biscayne Park disgraced themselves and damaged the public’s trust in law enforcement."

While Assange, Manning and Snowden languish, U.S. media rediscovers its love of whistle-blowers

When it was revealed about three weeks ago that a whistle-blower (and then at least one other and possibly up to four)...

Conservatives Criticize Michelle Obama For Bare Arms, Stay Silent On Melania Trump’s Nude Poses

Trump's wife, possible future First Lady, receives no criticism for nude photoshoots while Michelle Obama is insulted for bare arms.

“You can’t take on a corrupt system if you take its money”: Bernie Sanders...

"Our grassroots-funded campaign is proving every single day that you don't need billionaires and private fundraisers to run for president."

Let’s get arrested with Jane Fonda

“It is unsustainable to continue to believe [in] our system of runaway, unaccountable, lawbreaking pursuit of profit.”