Thursday, December 1, 2022

Tag: political scandal

The Great Disconnect Part 1…

The majority of Americans at that time, and even now, never dared to question what our government and embedded media shoveled at them.

House Ethics Committee opens investigation into Rep. Matt Gaetz

The House Ethics Committee announced that Gaetz is currently under investigation in response to allegations of sexual misconduct and other illicit activities.

Congressman pleads guilty to stealing campaign funds

“This is not a case about mismanagement, or sloppy accounting, or ‘mistakes,' Duncan Hunter intentionally took money that did not belong to him and used it for his own benefit.”

Former judge sentenced to prison for federal bribery charges

Former Reeves County Judge Jimmy Galindo admitted to accepting bribes along with a Texas politician in exchange for securing lucrative government contracts.

NY Attorney General files lawsuit against Trump Foundation

"This is not how private foundations should function and my office intends to hold the Foundation and its directors accountable for its misuse of charitable assets.”

Scott Pruitt sought Chick-Fil-A franchise for his wife

Among other scandals, Scott Pruitt tasked a taxpayer-funded agency staffer with securing a "business opportunity" for his wife with an executive of the fast-food chain Chick-fil-A.

Paul Manafort accused of witness tampering

Manafort allegedly contacted at least two witnesses by phone, through an intermediary, and an encrypted messaging app.

Prosecutors drop felony charge after Missouri Governor resigns

In light of Eric Greitens’ recent resignation, the Missouri House committee is no longer pursuing impeachment proceedings against the former governor.

Real corruption: Mick ‘pay and we’ll talk’ Mulvaney

When it comes to this kind of deep corruption, which perverts government’s role for the benefit of the privileged few, Mick Mulvaney is a master of the art.

Real corruption: The Scott Pruitt story

But the real corruption– a corruption that is literally killing us – will be around for a long time to come, unless the American people demand that it stop.

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Hype about Democrats passing the torch: Don’t get fooled again

While Pelosi quickly endorsed Rep. Hakeem Jeffries to replace her as leader, an overall closer look reveals a problematic record.

Blessings and curses of a losing Trump finale: A boon to Democrats could hurt...

It’s not clear whether benighted, garden-variety Republicanism (or Democratism) is a better stimulant for Progressive politics vs. another vapid, sensationalized, chaotic Trump circus stunt.

As corporations enjoy record-high profits, experts urge Congress to ‘rein them in’

"Instead of raising interest rates and slowing the economy toward a recession, Congress and Biden should be taking aim at corporate price gouging."

Populist climate action requires thinking about freedom from specific oppressors—not just species survival

The climate crisis is a form of oppression by a wealthy few.

San Francisco approves police deployment of potentially lethal, remote-controlled robots

“Robots will only be used as a deadly force option when [the] risk of loss of life to members of the public or officers is imminent and outweighs any other force option available to SFPD.”