Corruption (page 8)

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    Ethics group dings AOC

    Chris White of the Daily Caller reports the latest complaint involving U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. A Washington, D.C.-based ethics group is claiming that New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s social media usage violates House ethics rules against using taxpayer resources for political purposes. Ocasio-Cortez’s political Instagram account contains direct…
    Mitch Kokai, March 8, 2019
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    AOC and hypocrisy

    David French of National Review Online highlights the inconvenient truth for the Democratic Party’s new star. In one of her many viral social-media moments, freshman Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio last month played a so-called “corruption game,” grilling witnesses at a House Oversight Committee hearing about the influence of…
    Mitch Kokai, March 8, 2019
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    Waiting for Mueller

    Jonah Goldberg offers National Review Online an assessment of the current state of the special counsel’s investigation. Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, a play in which two men sit around and wait for someone who never shows up, has been claimed by just about everyone: Freudians, Christians, existentialists.
    Mitch Kokai, March 1, 2019
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    Liberal billionaire’s fake news ties

    Chris White of the Daily Caller shines light on dubious political action linked to the founder of LinkedIn. The liberal billionaire who allegedly backed a misinformation campaign during the midterm elections played a significant role in funding a group responsible for creating a controversial fake news project. Reid…
    Mitch Kokai, February 26, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Rick Henderson reports for Carolina Journal Online on Gov Roy Cooper’s State of the State address. Don Carrington offers a timeline of key Cooper administration actions linked to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The Daily Journal explains how a footnote in a recent legal brief highlights uncertainty about…
    Mitch Kokai, February 26, 2019
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    Refocusing on the ‘Spygate coup attempt’

    Margot Cleveland of the Federalist wants to refocus attention on a particularly disturbing element of the fight against Donald Trump. [W]hen Andrew McCabe launched his Orange Man Bad tour, he stunned the public with claims that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein suggested using the 25th Amendment to remove…
    Mitch Kokai, February 25, 2019
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    National Review editor reminds us about the FBI’s role

    Rich Lowry devotes his latest National Review Online column to the FBI’s peculiar role in the latest federal government controversy involving President Trump. It’s too early to take away any clear lessons from the Trump era, except one: Whatever you do, never fire the FBI director. Yes, as…
    Mitch Kokai, February 21, 2019
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    Report documents potential multibillion-dollar food stamp fraud

    Bethany Blankley reports for the Washington Free Beacon on disturbing data linked to federal food stamps. According to a new report produced by the Government and Accountability Office (GAO), at least $1 billion in food stamp benefits are “trafficked annually,” meaning they are fraudulently used. The extent of…
    Mitch Kokai, February 19, 2019